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Explosive Tape Pops Up At EC Probe

Written by | February 12, 2018 | 0
Charlotte Osei – Chairperson EC The committee set up by the Chief Justice to investigate the chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Charlotte Osei, and her two deputies for abuse of office, conflict of interest and alleged corruption, resumes sitting today with the parties likely to argue their cases. The committee last week postponed sitting to today after preliminary issues were raised in the case involving Mrs Charlotte Osei; Amadu Sulley, deputy chairman in-charge of Operations and Georgina Opoku-Amankwa, for Corporate Services. However, even before the committee goes into full trial, DAILY GUIDE has learnt about an emergence of a tape recording intended for possible evidence. The audio tape, which is said to have been secretly recorded by a journalist with the

Deceased Soldier In Ebony’s Car Crash Not Facing Court-Martial, Says GAF

Written by | February 12, 2018 | 0
The Ghana Armed Forces has refuted reports that the soldier who died in the car crash with singer Ebony Reigns, will face a court-martial. Some reports said the body of the deceased soldier, Lance Corporal Vondee Francis Atsu, had been detained to serve a sentence after a court-martial. Though investigations were carried out following the soldier’s death, a statement from the GAF said the investigations were in line with protocol. “…investigations are conducted to among other things determine the circumstances that led to the accident with the view of putting measures in place to if possible avoid or minimize the occurrence of similar incidents. In the instant case of this Airman, it is stressed that investigations are being instituted to unravel the full circumstances surrounding the

Agyinasare Calls On Osu Mantse…Pledges Four Scholarships For The Needy

Written by | January 31, 2018 | 0
Most Reverend Dr. Charles Agyin Asare, the founder of Perez Chapel International, one of the renowned charismatic churches in the country, has paid a courtesy call on the Osu Mantse, His Majesty Nii Okwei Kinka Dowouna VI, at the Osu Palace in Accra. The visit was to inform the Osu Mantse and the Traditional Council of the Church’s Festival of Miracles scheduled for 30 January to 2 February at the Independence Square in Accra as well as to officially invite the Osu Mantse and the Traditional Council to the program. As part of the Church’s preparations towards the Festival of Miracles, the Church on Saturday, 27 January 2018, organized a free medical screening program and party for the less-privileged at the Independence Square which was graced by the Osu Mantse, and

Hardened Criminals Shouldn’t Have Been Kept At Kwabenya

Written by | January 31, 2018 | 0
A former Greater Accra Regional Commander has said the Police Service erred by keeping some six hardened criminals at one location. The Kwabenya Police Station was recently attacked by a criminal gang that was on a quest to free one of their members. During the attack, all six inmates were freed and a policeman shot and killed. DCOP Akrofi Asiedu said the Regional Command should have known better to allocate the suspects to other stations in the city. “I was expecting that the District Commander should have also visited the cells at random. Somebody in authority should have known that so many suspects were being kept in one cell,” he said. He told Evans Mensah on Newsnight Tuesday that the officers on duty must be queried for not being vigilant and thorough while on duty by allowing items

Western Region: Ambulance Accident Kills Patient, Nurse Including 2 Others

Written by | January 27, 2018 | 0
An ambulance conveying a patient from the Axim Government Hospital in the Nzema East Municipality of the Western Region to the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital in Sekondi, crashed into an articulated truck on Friday evening, killing the patient and his relative, and two others on board – a nurse and an Ambulance worker respectively. The Ambulance with registration number GT – 7348-15, reportedly crashed into the truck with registration number, GV 1453-14, when other cars on the road delayed in paving the way for the speeding ambulance. Whilst the four persons died instantly, the driver of the ambulance survived with life-threatening injuries. According to eyewitnesses who spoke to reporters, the ambulance driver was forced to use the shoulders of the road at top speed, because

Have Confidence In The Police—Ken Yeboah

Written by | January 27, 2018 | 0
The Ashanti Regional Police Commander, COP Ken Yeboah, has tasked citizens to establish confidencein the police to enable them liaise with the public effectively. He said the public needs confidence in the police before they can aid the police with any information to combat perpetrators of crime in the society. He parried away perceptions that the police are not trustworthy, and can’t keep information provided by the public confidential. COP Yeboah made these remarks during the commissioning of Ahenema Kokoben Police Station in the Atwima Kwanwoma District on Thursday. According to him, police personnel are trained to keep information confidential and to protect informants. The police edifice built by a philanthropist, Professor Dr. Lukemon Owusu Ansah runs into several

Thief Saved From Angry Mob At Kwabenya

Written by | January 27, 2018 | 0
The Police on Thursday, rescued two Nigerians from being lynched at Kwabenya in the Greater Accra Region after they allegedly broke into a boutique in the area to steal. The suspects, David Adefioye and Taiwo Akintunde, who are currently in police custody, were locked in the shop by angry residents who were intent on lynching the pair. However, the intervention of the police stopped the incensed crowd from carrying out the act. Narrating the incident to Citi News, Accra Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), ASP Effia Tenge said two police vehicles were vandalized by the mob while some of their officers were pelted with stones for preventing the residents from unleashing instant justice on the suspects. “Yesterday, around the hours of 6:30pm to 7pm, we had information

New Bill For National ID To Be Laid Before Parliament

Written by | January 18, 2018 | 0
The law to guide the operations of the National Identification Programme and the implementation of the national ID system is inadequate, the president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said. At a media encounter to mark his first year as president, he said the inadequacy of the law has resulted in the delay of the implementation of the programme. He, however, noted that a new law has been drafted and will be submitted to Parliament when it resumes next week. He was answering a question posed by Citi FM’s Bernard Avle on what the government was doing to honour its promise of rolling out the national ID system. The government had promised to get a fully functional national ID system in place in its first year in office but the president said issues with the law delayed its implementation. The

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