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Matters Of Retired IGP And The Deputy IGP, Is The Problem With The Contracts Or The Contractors?

Written by | October 11, 2018 | 0
David Asante-Appeatu, IGP In the actual sense, I don’t have problems with the president giving retiring police officers contracts or extension of office. I don’t have problems with that at all. It is least among my worries as far as policing is concerned. It is at the prerogative of the president to extend the tenures offices of IGPs, Deputy IGPs, COPs and other ranks that he deems fit up to 5 years and that is very constitutional and nobody can challenge that in any court of competent jurisdiction. We can only challenge the appointing authority of the president if those he has given extension of office stay beyond 5 years but for now, all the commentaries being ran are sheer hypocrisy based on personal and parochial interests. I am not interested in those spineless arguments. I also

Group Wants Alcohol Adverts Associated With Sporting Activities Banned

Written by | October 5, 2018 | 0
The Ghana Alcohol Policy Alliance (GhanAPA), a non-governmental organisation has called on government to take concrete steps to ban alcohol advertisement in sporting activities in the country. It said by so doing, the government would be saving children and future generations from the harmful effect of alcohol intake while showing commitment to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal 3.5. The call was made in a statement signed by Mr Benjamin Anabila, the Chairman of the GhanAPA and copied to the Ghana News Agency on Thursday, to mark the ‘NO Alcohol Day 2018’, on the theme: ‘Ban Alcohol Advertising in Sport.’ The members of the Southern African Alcohol Policy Alliance (SAAPA), East African Alcohol Policy Alliance (EAAPA) and the West African Alcohol Policy

Uniterra International Seminar Gears Up For Launch

Written by | October 5, 2018 | 0
Accra, Ghana, October 5th 2018: The Uniterra International Seminar, a global international event, will be taking place in Accra, Ghana from October 14th – October 27th 2018. The seminar, which will bring together twelve Ghanaian entrepreneurs and eight Canadian entrepreneurs, will be taking place in Ghana for the fourth time in its’ seventy year history. The seminar will be focused on providing a cross-cultural learning experience for female entrepreneurs, focusing on various elements of entrepreneurship. The modules of the seminar, which range from discussions on legal certifications to branding and marketing, among others have been codesigned with Uniterra’s partner, MBC Africa. “Women are often marginalized as entrepreneurs, globally, so I think it is an excellent opportunity

Schools To Benefit From Water Project Undertaken By Voltic, Jaldhaara Foundation

Written by | October 5, 2018 | 0
The Management of Voltic Ghana Limited, in partnership with Jaldhaara Foundation, has provided support to the Adeiso SDA Basic School under the ‘Water for Schools’ Programme. The support will enable Voltic and its partner to provide treated drinking water to school children on daily basis of between 10 and 15 gallons depending on the number of children in the school. As part of the support, Voltic Ghana Limited presented water bottles and exercise books to the children. Mrs Joyce Ahiadorme, the Public Affairs and Communication Manager, Voltic Ghana Limited, told the Ghana News Agency that the Company’s 20,000 dollars investment in ‘Water for Schools’ Programme confirmed its commitment towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal Six. She said the partnership

Farmer ‘Chops’ His Wife’s Niece In A Toilet

Written by | October 1, 2018 | 0
A farmer, who failed to control his libido and sneaked into a pit latrine, where his wife’s niece, aged 14, was attending to nature’s call and defiled her, has been jailed seven years by a Circuit Court at Aflao. Kwaku Sevordzi Boateng, 45, has pleaded not guilty, but the Court, presided over by Mr. Ali Baba Abature, thought otherwise. The prosecution told the Court that the victim lived with her parents in a house in which the accused person also resided with his wife, who is the victim’s aunt at Tadzewu in the Ketu North District district6 of the Volta Region. At about 2100 hours on October, 2016, the victim went to attend to nature’s call at the pit latrine located behind their house. The prosecution said the accused, who seeing the victim going to the toilet, hatched

Two Robbers Shot Dead In Tema

Written by | October 1, 2018 | 0
Tema, 1 Oct, GNA – The Tema Police Command on Monday gunned down two alleged armed robbers and arrested two others after engaging them in a shootout. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Joseph Benefo Darkwah, Tema Police Regional Public Relations Officer, told the Ghana News Agency that, the Command received information on October 1, at about 00:30 hours that the UT Logistics Bonded warehouse located in near the VALCo roundabout had been besieged by armed robbers. DSP Darkwah said a police team was dispatched to the scene, where the robbers numbering about 10, engaged them in a gun battle. In the process, two of the alleged robbers were wounded and two others, Yaw Lagekpo, 47 years and 45-years-old Boking Godwin, were arrested while the rest managed to escape. He indicated that the

Kingdom Of God Preparatory School Appeals To Minister

Written by | October 1, 2018 | 0
Prophet Abednego, the Proprietor of the Kingdom of God Preparatory School at Otoase has appealed to the Minister of Education to intervene for his students to take part in the 2019 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE). He said he had received a letter from the Coordinator of Private Schools in the Ayensuano District of the Eastern Region that his school would not be allowed to take part in the incoming 2019 BECE. Prophet Abednego who is also in-charge of the Kingdom of God Ministry at Otoase, near Coaltar made the appeal in an interview with the Ghana News Agency. He pleaded with the government to kindly take urgent steps to prevent a situation which would affect over 150 parents and their school children from benefitting from the Free Senior High School policy. Mr Addy

Oppong Boanuh appointed Deputy IGP in latest police command changes

Written by | September 25, 2018 | 0
The police administration has reshuffled some of its Director Generals and filled the vacant position of Deputy Inspector General of Police (IGP) in the Command Structure. Graphic Online has gathered that the current Director General of Administration, Commissioner of Police (COP), Mr Oppong Boanuh has been appointed as the new Deputy IGP.   The Deputy IGP position which is part of the Police Service Regulations under C.I. 76, has been vacant for many years. Since the last Deputy IGP, Mohammed Alhassan was promoted as IGP, the Deputy IGP position has continued to remain vacant until now. Information Graphic Online has picked up indicates that other Director Generals who have been reshuffled are COP, Mr Prosper K. Agblorh, who is moving to Legal and Prosecution

V.C.R.A.C Crabbe Dies At 95

Written by | September 8, 2018 | 0
Former Supreme Court judge Vincent Cyril Richard Arthur Charles Crabbe has died. The renowned judge also known as VCRAC Crabbe is reported to have died Friday morning after a short illness. He was 95. V.C.R.A.C. Crabbe was Special Commissioner to the 1968 Constitutional Commission; Legislative Draftsmen to the 1969 Constituent Assembly which drafted the 1969 Constitution of Ghana. He was the Chairman of the 1979 Constituent Assembly and drafted the 1979 Constitution of Ghana. Profile He was born on 29 October 1923 at Ussher town in Accra, Gold Coast. He was educated at the Government Junior and Senior Boys Schools in Accra. VCRAC Crabbe is an old boy of Accra Academy where he sat for the Cambridge Junior and Senior School Certificates He further went to London to study Economics at the City

US Islands Of Slave Descendants

Written by | September 6, 2018 | 0
Spanish moss draped over St Helena Island, South Carolina, as Elting Buster Smalls and his children hummed down the earthen path in their 1960s station wagon. It was the summer of 1974, and the harvest from the Smalls’ 20-acre farm – passed down since the late-1800s through their family of newly freed enslaved and runaway West Africans – was bountiful. Smalls and his children packed baskets of fresh honeydew, peanuts and sugar cane, and fish they’d caught in the river, to drop on the porches of local elders who were no longer able to work the land. But today, nearly 50 years after Elting first taught his young daughter Victoria Smalls about the traditions integral to their identity, many Gullah Geechee can no longer work the land, as the land – and thereby the Gullah