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Minister Hints Tema Motorway Squatters To Be Chased Out

Written by | January 18, 2018 | 0
The Ministry of Roads And Highways has vowed to evict squatters dotted along the along the Accra-Tema Motorway. It said it expects to complete the exercise before April 2018, to pave way for the expansion of the highway. This was the indication given by the sector minister, Kwasi Amoako-Atta, who told Citi News that the move will ensure a quick expansion of the motorway. According to the Minister, the motorway, will be expanded from the current four lanes to six lanes in an expected 30-month long project. “We are going to expand the motorway from the current 4 lanes to 6 lanes. It will take about 30 months because it will be under construction this year. We need to create the right of way and clear everybody for the contractor to carry out this work. [This will be] up to the end of March.

We Have Great Respect For The People Of Africa–US Ambassador

Written by | January 15, 2018 | 0
The United States Embassy in Ghana has reiterated that it has “great respect for the people of Africa.” In a tweet on Saturday, the Embassy seems to be distancing itself from the alleged comment of the U.S. President Donald Trump denigrating African countries. President Trump described African nations, along with Haiti and El Salvador, as “shithole countries” whose inhabitants were not desirable as immigrants to the U.S. “Our commitment to Ghana and all our African partners remains strong. It’s an honor for our staff to serve here alongside Ghanaians, and we deeply value our relationship with them,” the Embassy added. We have great respect for the people of Africa. Our commitment to Ghana and all our African partners remains strong. It’s an honor for our staff to serve

Minority Demands Arrest Of NDC MP Attackers

Written by | December 28, 2017 | 0
The Minority in Parliament has called for the arrest of the perpetrators of the Christmas Day attack on the residence of the Member of Parliament (MP) for Asunafo South, Eric Opoku. Six unidentified assailants, armed with machetes and a gun stormed Mr Opoku’s residence on Monday as he was holding a series of engagements and meetings with his constituents in the building as part of activities to mark the Christmas festivities. They reportedly broke the glass windows and doors of the house, vandalised several of the vehicles that had been parked on the property and other things they could lay their hands on. However, when they failed to gain access to one of the top floors of the building where the participants of the event had been moved, the angry youths turned their attention to the

11-Year-Old Boy Beaten To Death Over GHC120

Written by | December 18, 2017 | 0
A 32-year-old woman is in the grip of the Kwabenya Police in the Greater Accra Region for allegedly beating her 11-year-old son to death last Saturday. The suspect, Rosina Sam, who owns a confectionery shop at Kwabenya, is said to have been incensed with her son for losing GH¢120. The victim, Andrew Sam, a Primary Four pupil of the C&J Montessori at Kotobabi in Accra, was sent by his mother to buy mobile phone recharge cards worth GH¢120 for her shop, but he returned to report to her that the money had got missing. Missing money According to the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Accra Regional Police Command, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Effia Tenge, Rosina, who became angry with her son, allegedly dragged him to her room, which was close to the shop, locked him up there

KABA Laid To Rest

Written by | December 16, 2017 | 0
Ace radio presenter Kwadwo Asare Baffour Acheampong (KABA) has been laid to rest at the Osu Cemetery in Accra after a pre-burial ceremony. KABA was laid to rest around midday of Saturday, December 16, 2017, as many family members, colleagues and mourners bid farewell to the late ‘Ekosii Sen’ host. The choir and the men of God from the Gethsemane Methodist Church in Mamprobi led the burial service. This was after hundreds including government officials and traditional leaders thronged the forecourt of the State House to their last respect to the late journalist. The pre-burial service which drew hundred saw family members, colleagues, politicians, friends and loved ones paying glowing tribute to the ace presenter. Story by Ghana|Myjoyonline.com | Abubakar

Thousands Pay Last Repect To Asempa FM’s KABA

Written by | December 16, 2017 | 0
Thousands of mourners, including friends, family, and colleagues of the late Asempa FM presenter, Kwadwo Asare Baffuor Acheampong popularly known as KABA gathered at the forecourt of the State House in Accra to bid him farewell today [Saturday] as he was laid to rest. The mourners, clad in red and back, could not hold back their tears as they filed past the lifeless body of the former presenter. Some of them, who were still in a state of shock said they were yet to come to terms with his death. KABA’s widow, Valentina Acheampong, with whom he had a daughter, said in her tribute that she could not believe KABA was dead. KABA’s widow, Valentina Acheampong (M) “What should I tell Nana Yaa when she asks of Dada?…You made fatherhood effortless and a sight to behold…you made me the

EC Probe Opens As Committee Meets Accusers

Written by | December 11, 2017 | 0
The committee empanelled by Chief Justice Sophia Abena Boafoa Akuffo to look into the alleged abuse of power and corruption scandal that has rocked the Electoral Commission (EC), will today meet the committee and the petitioners. According to sources, the five-member committee, to be chaired by a Supreme Court judge, will use the maiden meeting to explain the procedures, as well as the terms of reference to the petitioners and the respondents. Apart from a Supreme Court judge chairing the committee, two other Court of Appeal judges (male and female), as well as two other members nominated by the Council of State (female and male), are also panel members. DAILY GUIDE learnt that the Chief Justice had already written to all the parties involved to appear before the committee with their lawyers

Mahama will handover the baton to me – Joshua Alabi

Written by | December 11, 2017 | 0
The flagbearer presidential hopeful for the opposition National Democratic Congress, NDC, Prof Joshua Alabi, has expressed optimism that former president Mahama may soon support him for his flagbearership ambition. Speaking in an interview with Joy News, the former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Accra, UPSA noted that the former president is “going to hand over the baton to me” to move the party forward. Touching on his presidential appetite Prof. Alabi added that:“I strongly believe that if God gives me the strength, energy and everything it requires when they open the nomination, I may take advantage of that…but, for now, I have a strong appetite for it,” he said. Prof. Alabi touted his competence in leadership over the years place him in a more advantageous

Impeachment of EC bosses: Hearing begins today

Written by | December 11, 2017 | 0
Hearing into the alleged abuse of power and corruption scandals that have rocked the Electoral Commission (EC) will begin today, Kasapafmonline.com has gathered. Chairperson of the EC, Charlotte Osei, and two of her deputies, Georgina Opoku-Amankwah, who is in charge of Corporate Services, and Amadu Sulley, in charge of Operations, are expected to appear before the five-member committee chaired by a Supreme Court Judge for questioning relating to separate petitions filed against them. The appearance of the trio before the committee follows the completion of preliminary investigations into their alleged conduct of abuse of power and corruption. In August, 2017, the three EC bosses were directed by the Chief Justice to file their official responses to the allegations levelled against them in

Rights Of The Poor And Vulnerable Should Be Defended By The Church

Written by | December 6, 2017 | 0
Somanya (E/R), Dec 05, GNA – Gender, Children and Social Protection Minister, Ms. Otiko Afisa Djaba, has called for the church to defend the rights of the poor and the vulnerable in the society. It should give voice to such people and focus on helping to make things better for them. That, she said, required taking centre stage in the nation’s fight against poverty and other human indignities. She was speaking at the 130th anniversary and thanksgiving service of the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church at Somanya. The theme chosen for the event was ‘Let the earth hear – celebrating the goodness of the Lord’. Ms. Djaba underlined the need for stronger partnership -standing shoulder to shoulder with the government in the implementation of its development policies and programmes. This,