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11-Year-Old Boy Missing In Abesim

Written by | April 9, 2019 | 0
Christmark Gyabaah A banker in Sunyani in the Bono Region is passionately appealed to the public to help locate her missing 11-year-old son. Ophelia Mensah, 36, said Christmark Gyabaaaka Agogo, a Class 5 pupil of St James Primary School in Sunyani, has not been seen in the past 20 days, as all efforts to trace him have proved futile. He reportedly returned from school on March 28 and was last seen playing football with his friends in front of their house at PA Capital Estate, near Abesim in the Bono Region. Kwame Sika, father of the boy and ex-husband of Ophelia, was originally thought to have ‘abducted’ his son since he is said to have done so on three previous occasions. He was previously reported to the police who ordered him to desist from the practice. Ophelia told DAILY

Gov’t Cuts Import Duty By 50%, Cars 30% Effective April 4

Written by | April 4, 2019 | 0
Government says effective Thursday, April 4, there will be a clear reduction in import duty at all of the country’s ports. Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, who disclosed this at the Economic Management Team (EMT) town hall meeting Wednesday, said, imports duty will be reduced by 50 per cent while importers of vehicles will enjoy a 30 per cent reduction. During a recent visit to Worchester, Massachusetts, President Akufo-Addo told a crowd at a Town Hall meeting that he plans to reform Ghana’s imports duty regime with the intent to alleviate high taxes at the country’s ports. He assured Ghanaians that government is already working on the deal and indicated that he is aware of petitions received by the state to revise the current import duty regime. “We have realised from

NDC Demands ‘Dumsor’ Timetable

Written by | April 2, 2019 | 0
The government has said the challenges facing the sector are temporary. As Ghanaians sit on the fence not knowing when they will enjoy electricity, the National Democratic Congress is shaking tables. The biggest opposition party in a statement Monday is pushing the government to accept that they have run the energy sector down. Evidence of this, the NDC wants the government, through its agencies, to publish a load shedding timetable. A similar timetable was used under the erstwhile NDC government – when the energy sector crashed into generation challenges – to determine who gets electrical power, when and where. The then opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) trumpeted the incompetence of the NDC in managing the sector and now that similar challenges have emerged, the NDC

New Regions To Get Legal Backing To Today

Written by | February 12, 2019 | 0
President Nana Akufo-Addo will from today, Tuesday through to Friday, present the Constitutional Instruments to give legal backing for the creation of six new regions in the country. This follows the December 27, 2018 referendum where residents within the catchment areas of the proposed new regions voted to give an overwhelming endorsement for the creation of the regions. The CI is expected to among other things name the selected capital towns of the regions. The new regions are Western North, Ahafo, Bono East, Oti, North East, and Savannah. According to a government statement, the North East and Savannah regions will have their constitutional instruments presented first on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, before the Bono East and Ahafo Region on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Jostling for capitals Even

Nsawam: Police Arrest Twelve Nigerians For Suspected Cybercrime

Written by | February 12, 2019 | 0
Twelve(12) persons have been arrested by police in the Eastern Region for allegedly engaging in cybercrime activities. The 12 suspects, all Nigerians, were picked up on February 10, 2019, by a night police patrol team in a room at Nsawam where they were operating. Ten laptops, a number of mobile phones, wifi routers, USB drives among others were retrieved by the police in the raid. Confirming the arrest to Citi News, the Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ebenezer Tetteh, said the suspects have all been detained and will be screened to assist police in their investigations. They have been identified as Affamey Godstime, aged 23; Sunday Mawis, aged 21; Paul Mark, aged 24; Francis Owen, aged 27; David Orobose, aged 18; Irobor Gershon, aged 26; Felix Omoregbe, aged 28; Courage

“Police Are Joking With Us’ – Families Of Missing Girls

Written by | February 12, 2019 | 0
The families of three suspected kidnapped young ladies in Takoradi have issued a one-week ultimatum to police to find their daughters. Their ultimatum follows allegations by a key suspect in the matter, Samuel Oudotek Wills, that he was aided by a police officer when he escaped from cells last December. “It’s getting to three months, where is my sister? Whether she is alive or not we don’t know anything. We are joking with this guy [key suspect]…what is going on in Ghana here? Seriously, we don’t understand,” said Rebecca Quayson, a sister of one of the missing young ladies, Ruth Love Quayson. The key lead in the suspected kidnapping cases that happened in Takoradi, the Western Region capital, revealed in court Monday that a police investigator helped him break away from

Otiko Wants FGM Criminalized

Written by | February 7, 2019 | 0
Former Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Henry Djaba Memorial Foundation, Madam Otiko Afisa Djaba, has called for the condemnation and criminalisation of the harmful traditional practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on the African Continent. She said FGM, which is a community practice in Africa and in Ghana, especially some parts of the Northern, Upper East, Upper West, Brong Ahafo, the Volta Regions and the Zongo has no health benefits for girls and women but rather exposes them to health hazards and psychological trauma. Adding that, it causes severe bleeding, problems in urinating which can develop to cysts, infections, as well as complications in children and increased risk of newborn deaths, fistula in women during childbirth

Ahmed’s Death: Police Interrogates Nyantakyi

Written by | January 22, 2019 | 0
  Ghana Police Service says a team of detectives and other experts have interrogated former Ghana Football Association (GFA) boss over the killing of the private investigator, Ahmed Hussein-Suale. The Service said a statement has been taken from Kwasi Nyantakyi as the deceased played a key role in the Number 12 documentary by renowned undercover journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas. In a statement Monday signed by the ACP David Eklu, giving an update on Mr Hussein-Suale’s death, the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) confirmed that they have started “extensive and rigorous investigations into the unfortunate killing of Mr Hussein Suale.” “The CID has and continues to interrogate other persons of interest as well as following up on multiple significant leads,” it added. Ahmed

Wassa Fiase Manhene Calls For Justice And Seeks Reinstatement

Written by | January 18, 2019 | 0
The Paramount Chief of Wassa Fiase Traditional Council, Odeneho Akrofa Krukokor II, Wassa Fiase Manhene has made a passionate appeal to president Akufo-Addo and Kofi Dzamesi, Chieftaincy Minister to as a matter of urgency reinstate him (Fiase Manhene). Consequently, he has given a one month ultimatum for his reinstatement. Addressing the media in a durbar at Benso in the Western Region today, he pointed out a minor chieftaincy dispute that rocked the area led to the cancellation of his name as a member of the National House of Chiefs. To him, that led to a legal tussle but the Supreme Court has ruled in his favour as the legitimate head of the Fiase Traditional Area. Odeneho Akrofa Krukoko II mentioned that the happenings has retarded and robbed the area of development. As a result,

CID Opens Investigation Into Ahmed’s Assassination

Written by | January 18, 2019 | 0
The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has commenced investigations into the murder of Ahmed Hussein-Suale, a member of Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ Tiger Eye PI. The journalist, Ahmed Hussein-Suale, was reportedly killed by two gunmen on a motorbike who shot into the car he was driving at Madina in Accra. The Police Service in a statement also asked Ghanaians to volunteer information that will help in apprehending the suspects. Anas, in a message on Facebook, announced the death of his colleague, saying Ahmed was shot three times; twice in the chest and once in the neck following which he died on the spot. In the video, he sought to link comments made by Assin Central MP Kennedy Agyapong some months ago to the murder. Ahmed was a key member of the team that uncovered corruption in Ghana football