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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

Military Sets Records Right Over Dead Band Members

Written by | April 7, 2018 | 0
The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has stated that three people, who died in an accident near Adaklu in the Volta Region, are not soldiers. According to the Defence Intelligence of GAF, the deceased were all civilian employees of the military. They were attached to the Supreme Canons Band of the 66 Artillery Regiment, Volta Barracks in Ho. They died when the Styre Troops Carrier Military truck with registration number 72- GA- 70 on which they were travelling veered off the road and fell into a ditch. The accident, which occurred close to Spring Fields University campus on the Ho-Kpetoe Road, involved 15 members of the band, who were travelling to Akatsi Abor for an Easter programme. W.O. Lango of the Defence Intelligence Unit at the Southern Command, in an interview with DAILY GUIDE to

Stop Having Sex With Your Students – Judge Warns Male Teachers

Written by | March 26, 2018 | 0
A Justice of the Court of Appeal, Her Ladyship Justice Irene Charity Larbi, has sent a strong warning to male teachers against having sexual relations with school girls, adding that such perpetrators will be dealt with accordingly. She has thus implored heads of schools to keenly monitor teachers who perpetrate such acts and see to it that they are brought to book. In her strongly worded caution to teachers, she said, “they (the girls) are entrusted to your care by their parents with the understanding that you will provide them academic and moral guidance. It is most unethical, not to mention criminal, for this duty of care to be compromised by amorous relationships”. Her Ladyship gave the warning in her speech at the 58th Speech and Prize-Giving Day of Mfantsiman Girls’ Senior

Kiki Gbeho Appointed Dep. Head Of AU-UN Mission In Dafur

Written by | March 7, 2018 | 0
United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres and African Union Commission Cha irperson Moussa Faki on Tuesday announced the appointment of Anita Kokui Gbeho of Ghana as Deputy Joint Special Representative for the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). Ms. Gbeho succeeds Bintou Keita of Guinea, to whom the Secretary-General and the Commission Chairperson are grateful for her dedicated service during her tenure with UNAMID. Ms. Gbeho brings to the position a wealth of experience from her distinguished career in the United Nations. Since 2015, she has served as Resident Coordinator/Resident Representative, United Nations Development Programme, Namibia, where she supported the Government of Namibia to coordinate its external development assistance through

Togo Opposition Parties Meet Akufo-Addo In Accra Today

Written by | March 7, 2018 | 0
The 14 opposition political parties demanding limited presidential terms in Togo, will later today meet President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the Flagstaff House. The meeting is to report on progress made so far in the ongoing dialogue aimed at restoring peace in Togo. President Akufo-Addo has been a mediator in the political crisis in that country after weeks of protests against President Faure Gnassignbe. This meeting comes weeks after the 14 parties decided to suspend all forms of protests and demonstrations aimed at forcing President Faure Gnassingbe to step down, following a meeting between President Nana Akufo-Addo and representatives of the government in Togo. ’26 Togolese nationals arrested’ In October 2017, 26 Togolese nationals were arrested in Ghana for attempting

GYEEDA Rot: Jailed Assibit Fights Back In Appeal Attempt

Written by | February 24, 2018 | 0
The Chief Executive Officer of Goodwill International Group, Philip Assibit, will be appealing his 16-year jail term. Speaking to the media after court proceedings, Assibit’s lawyer, Kwaku Paintstil, said the appeal will include an application for bail. “Obviously, I have gotten instructions [to file an appeal against the conviction] and we are going to do that,” he stated. “To the very best of what I know and what we have discussed, anytime next week, the appeal will come out and I can also assure you that it will be coupled with an application for bail, pending the determination of the substantive appeal,” Mr. Paintstil added. Assibit was sentenced alongside the former National Coordinator of the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Agency (GYEEDA), Abuga Pele, to a combined