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First Witness Examined In Court At Maj. Mahama Trial

Written by | May 11, 2018 | 0
The Prosecution in the murder case of Major Maxwell Mahama has brought to an end the examination of its first witness in the matter. The trial, which commenced in earnest on Thursday, almost 12 months after the military officer was gruesomely killed, had Warrant Officer Sabi Kwasi, who was a member of the late soldier’s team, narrating events at the camp before the late Soldier’s departure for his daily jogging on that fateful day. The witness, who was examined by the Chief State Attorney, Evelyn Kilson, told the court that the late Maxwell Mahama, who was then a Captain, informed them of his decision to change his jogging route for that day. Major Maxwell Mahama Sabi Kwasi told the court that the captain, who will usually take the right turn decided to use the left turn

Chief Justice Threatens To Close Down Wa District Court

Written by | May 11, 2018 | 0
Chief Justice (CJ) Sophia Akuffo has threatened to shut down the Wa District Court in Upper West Region within six months if officials of the Municipal Assembly fail to find suitable location for the Court. The Court is currently sharing a small structure with the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA), a situation the CJ described as unacceptable and should not be countenanced in a modern day justice delivery system. She made the threat while inspecting the facility together with the Wa Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Issahaku Tahiru Moomin, on her maiden visit to the Region on Wednesday. This should not be tolerated, she said, especially when according to her some monies have been made available through the District Assemblies Common Fund for improvement of infrastructure

Pm Express Looks Into What Is A Job?

Written by | May 9, 2018 | 0
On PmExpress tonight 9 PM on Joy News Channel we will try to understand what a ‘job’ is. The creation of jobs in Ghana has been a challenge and a legendary problem. The problem gets even more complicated as the number of SHS graduates increases and universities springing up everywhere, also churning out more graduates, all of them hoping to get a foot on the very choked job ladder. As if we don’t have enough employment problems, we have now been blessed with free SHS, which in 2 years, will be producing half a million graduates either for the non-existent job market or to continue to the tertiary level. But what is JOB? How is it created? Why is it so scarce? Join me tonight with Professor William Baah -Boateng, a labour Economist, as we try to understand JOB. Story by Ghana

Exchange Programme For SOS Students In China Unveiled

Written by | May 9, 2018 | 0
Ghanaian students will benefit from a special scholarship offer from the Rebecca Akufo-Addo Foundation to study in China. Under a cultural exchange arrangement, another set of beneficiaries will also visit China early in 2019. Some Chinese students will also be visiting Ghana around the same period. Following up on a Memorandum of Understanding signed between The Rebecca Foundation and Shenzhen Mingde Experimental School in China, Mr. Chen Hongbing, Principal of Shenzhen Mingde Experimental School and leader, was confident that the arrangement will be mutually beneficial to the students and the schools. They were accompanied by Prof. Kwesi Yankah, the Minister of State for Tertiary Education, who expressed his delight on the prospects of the exchange programme. Describing it as

RTI Law Essential For Good Governance – Attorney General

Written by | May 9, 2018 | 0
The Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo, is confident the Right to Information Bill when passed, will ensure the protection of individuals who provide information in the public interest. According to her, the assurance offered by the bill is critical for the development of the country’s democracy. Speaking at an ongoing Stakeholder forum on the RTI bill in Parliament, the Attorney General said the bill will enhance governance when passed. “The Bill seeks to protect persons who disclose information or authorize the disclosure of information for the protection of the public interest, so persons are not liable to criminal or civil proceedings for the disclosure or authorization of information. The enactment of the Right to Information Bill 2018 is essentially for the promotion of

Abofu-Accra: Late Afternoon Fire Razed Shops And Home

Written by | May 4, 2018 | 0
Scores of shops and wooden houses at Abofu in Accra have been razed by a late afternoon fire on Thursday. According to eyewitness accounts, the fire which burnt down the structures was caused a naked flame from a gas cooker that was in one of the wooden structures. The eyewitnesses say at least 15 wooden and metal structures were hit by the fire incident that occurred close to the Abofu Presby School. Hairdressing salons, small shops popularly called ‘Provision Stores’, and wooden structures that served as homes for some of the affected residents were destroyed in the fire. “According to reports, the gentlemen whose alleged negligence sparked the inferno immediately absconded to avoid being lynched. Scores of residents who lost almost all their properties were weeping

Nana Addo Calls On World Leaders To Condemn Attacks On Journos

Written by | May 4, 2018 | 0
President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo has called on world leaders all over the world to end their restrictions on free speech and the practice of journalism to enable Journalists all over the world to work freely without being attacked. May 3rd is set aside to celebrate fundamental principles of press freedom around the world as well as to defend the media from attacks and pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives whiles carrying out their duties as journalists. Speaking as the guest of honor at the Gala of the World Press Press Freedom Day 2018 held at the Kempiski hotel, his Excellency appealed to Governments the world over to put an end to state sponsored acts that seek to restrict the practice of Journalism in any way. The First Gentleman

68-year-old Saudi Prince marries 25-year-old woman after paying bride price of $50M

Written by | May 2, 2018 | 0
A 68-year-old Saudi Prince has reportedly married a 25-year-old woman after paying a bride price of 50 million Dollars. Sultan Bin Salman was said to have married his young bride in an extravagant ceremony.   The wedding convoy had between 20-30 white Range Rovers and no fewer than 30 large boxes were offloaded from a white luxurious bus to be presented to the bride’s family. Diamonds were also gifted the bride. A chariot filled with gifts for the bride and her family was also seen at the venue of the wedding. The bride is believed to be Emirati – from the United Arab Emirates. Social media users have taken to various social platforms to react to the wedding. Some allegedly say the woman has been bought. Others say as long as she’s of age, it doesn’t matter. News May

Double salary allegation: CID to probe Haruna, 8 others

Written by | April 13, 2018 | 0
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service says it will investigate allegations that some Minority legislators received double salaries despite claims of political witch-hunting. Member of Parliament for North Tongu Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa told Joy News earlier this week that the police have withdrawn at least 18 of the letters sent to the former appointees cited in the allegations. The North Tongu MP told Joy News’ Evans Mensah he received a phone call from the Police CID apologizing for the letter. He reported the police CID officer as saying he was no longer an object of investigation and should therefore not report to the CID office as was requested in the April 5 letter sent to him. But Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa said he wanted the CID to put into writing their

Rebecca Akufo-Addo Pushes For Ghana Beyond Aid Health Agenda

Written by | April 10, 2018 | 0
First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo receiving her award First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo has drawn the link between the elimination of malaria and economic development, stating that taking the necessary steps to vigorously fight and eliminate malaria in Ghana and West Africa is key to the realisation of a country beyond the assistance of foreign aid. Mrs Akufo-Addo disclosed that eliminating malaria will have positive implications for human development, business and economic growth in West Africa and the African continent at large. She said, “When we eliminate malaria, Ghana would reap enormous benefits. We would quicken our pace of development and become more self-reliant and the prospects of our young ones towards a better future can best be realised.” The first lady made this known