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Wicked Parents Force Kids To Sell On Streets And Work As Servants

Written by | May 11, 2018 | 0
Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisah Djaba, has challenged Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) and officers at the Social Welfare Department to take legal action against parents who compel their children to engage in all forms of child labour. The Minister, who expressed her displeasure about how some parents send out children below the ages of 18 years to sell on highways, work on their farms while others give out their children as house helps, described their acts as “criminal, wicked and cruel.” According to a recent survey conducted by the Ghana Statistical Service, over two million children in Ghana are engaged in child labour across various sectors including mining, fishing, farming, cattle herding, stone quarrying,

Health Alert! Ebola Is Back!

Written by | May 11, 2018 | 0
Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare The Ghana Health Service (GHS) says it has received a health alert from the Democratic Republic of Congo on Ebola outbreak. The Service is, therefore, calling on the public to be cautious of their health and revive all known preventive measures to avert any possible outbreak in Ghana. Nigeria has already stepped up screening processes at this entry points including major international airports in the country to ensure no outbreak is recorded. Dr Antony Nsiah Asare, Director General of the GHS, who confirmed receiving an alert form the World Health Organisation (WHO) added the country is putting all its surveillance in place. “We are also on a high alert; the ports, border officers as well as all the districts have been alerted to look out for the signs

Kasoa: Soldier Turned Landguard Slaps Chief Inspector

Written by | May 11, 2018 | 0
Staff Sergeant Seth Alloyritoh An Accra Magistrate court has arraigned a soldier after slapping a police officer who tried to arrest him for shielding sand weaners in Central region’s Kasoa. Chief Inspector Samuel Donyoh was left with a bloody left eye after the accused, a Staff Sergeant Seth Alloyritoh, landed a blow on his face last Wednesday. The May 9 incident happened around Appolonia City in Kasoa after the police on a tip off stormed the area noted for new construction works and land litigations. The activities of unregulated sand weaning is threatening the physical integrity of building around the Kasoa area. Engineers have warned a landslide is possible if the practice is not checked. The Chief Inspector who is stationed at the National Highway Patrol Unit of the police

Minerals Commission Threatens Action Against Encroachers On Quarry Sites

Written by | May 11, 2018 | 0
The Minerals Commission has warned it would be forced to take drastic action against homeowners who build very close to quarry sites, in a bid to prevent disasters and deaths. The warning comes after a blast at a quarry site in Budumbram in the Central Region, left two persons injured. Members of the Commission have been touring some quarry sites at Ablekuma in Accra and Budumburam to ascertain the extent of the problem. Chairman of the Commission has expressed shock at the risk taken by encroachers in building close to the quarry site. A house affected by a quarry blast S.K. Boafo said the encroachers are polluting the water from the Weija Dam, which is being treated to serve some parts of Accra. “Even the quarry dust that comes after a blast can affect a person’s head and

Man Who Killed Lover And Son Dumped Their Remains In Galamsey Pit

Written by | May 11, 2018 | 0
The people of Manso Edubiaso in the Amansie West district of Ashanti region were thrown into a melancholic mood on Wednesday when the body of a young woman, together with her four year old son was found in an abandoned pit. A group of young men who were contracted to enter the deep pit, which has been abandoned by illegal miners several months to bring out the corpses came out unable to breath well due to the decomposing nature. The group went there in the company of DCE of the area Hon William Asante Bediako, a combined team of policemen from the Ashanti regional headquarters and their colleagues in the Amansie West District, assembly members and the suspected murderer. Kwame Tuffuor, also known as Kwame Brodo is suspected to have killed the young woman who is very popular in the town due

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