Fetish Priestess behind Kasoa 'ritual murder' arrested
The fetish priestess who allegedly asked two teenagers at Kasoa to bring human parts for money rituals has been arrested by the Police. A source with the Ghana Police Service revealed to EIB News' Yaw Boagyan that the priestess was arrested at Amanase near Suhum in the Eastern region. The Ofaakor District Magistrate Court on Tuesday remanded into police custody the two teenagers who allegedly killed a 10-year-old boy last Saturday at Coca-Cola, near Lamptey Mills in Kasoa.
GIPC moves to curb technology-transfer contract breaches
A TTA is an agreement entered into by two entities when foreign firms or enterprises transfer their technology, expertise, know-how, or facilities to their Ghanaian counterpart or partner. According to law, the provisions of every technology transfer agreement in Ghana must conform to and be governed by the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre Act 2013. The GIPC is an agency of the Ghanaian government responsible for among others, the registration and monitoring of all TTAs in Ghana.
C/R: UEW student found at Winneba beach
A man believed in his late 20's has been found dead at the Winneba beach in the Effutu District of the Central Region. The naked body was retrieved from the seas following a distress call about someone that had drowned. The Assembly Man advised the public to desist from swimming in the sea, even as government has banned people from swimming due to the pandemic.
Investment in Youth dev't will dominate gov't agenda
President Akufo-Addo has reiterated the commitment of his government to put investment in youth development at the forefront of its agenda, noting that it is the surest way for the developing world to catch up with the developed. The President in his brief remarks observed that the five million Ghana cedis two-floor office complex of the Head of State Awards Scheme, once completed will serve as the administrative block of the Duke of Edinburgh International Award affiliate which will help drive growth, impact and the efficiency and effective delivery of the award scheme to all young people in Ghana and beyond. There are thousands of young people currently completing their own unique Award program, via hundreds of youth-focused partners and operators, including schools, youth organizations, religious youth groups and youth offender institutions.
Bawumia launches NPA's Digital Retail Outlet fuel monitoring system
The Fuel Monitoring System, which allows fuel in OMC tanks across the country to be monitored by NPA, will curb illicit activities in petroleum downstreaming, such as unauthorised third party deliveries, fake receipts, smuggling, among others. Dr. Bawumia revealed staggering losses in petroleum revenue to government due to illegal activities in petroleum distribution, adding that the initiative by the NPA will end the malady of revenue loss and significantly boost government revenue. The Retail Fuel Monitoring System, with a command centre at the NPA's head office, will be able to monitor in real time online, every fuel sales data from pums, get station tank fuel levels data and fillings, handle overall wet-stock management and handle complete fuel management.
Boy, 17 dead, seven others in critical condition after ghastly accident at Kokoben
A 17-year-old JHS three student of Ajumako Kokoben Catholic Basic School Augustine Mensa has died while seven others are in critical condition following a ghastly accident at Ajumako Kokoben in the Ajumako Enyan Essian District of the Central Region. According to him, they were from Ajumako Kokoben heading towards Breman Asikuma where the accident happened. Assembly Man for Ajumako Kokoben Electoral area HBernard Oduah Sampson has cautioned drivers in Ajumako Kokoben and its enclave to desist from overspeeding and wrongful overtaking.
SALL: Some judges yet to sign ruling on review application
A seven-member panel of the Supreme Court on March 30, 2021 unanimously dismissed the application in a short ruling. Eight days after the apex court ruling, the full reasoning is not ready. Checks from the Registry of the apex court indicate that not all the Justices have appended their signatures to the ruling for it to be made public.
Koforidua: Class 4 pupil crushed to death
A 10-year-old class four pupil Osei Owusu Kuffuor has been crushed to death by a vehicle at Koforidua - Oyoko in the Eastern Region while returning home from school. Information gathered indicates that the victim was knocked down by a Toyota Hilux pick-up vehicle with registration number GN 4872-16 which was being driven by a 61-year-old man- Isaac Rexmond Nti with one person onboard from Kumasi heading towards Adenta using the Koforidua route. On reaching Agonaba junction on Oyoko stretch of the highway, the vehicle knocked down the victim Osei Owusu Kuffuor, a pupil of SDA Preparatory School who allegedly crossed him from the offside lane killing him instantly.
On sexualisation of women in mass media
Mass media has found ways to exploit women even under the guise of empowering or liberating them. One must wonder why the reaction towards this overtly sexualised content by women seeking to address the false representation of women as tools to pander to the male gaze has not been met with similar. Leadership: Much has been said about creating a conducive environment for women to thrive across various levels of the corporate ladder, it has been observed that having women in leadership positions yields the best results.
Kofi Amoah starts petition to stop gov't from borrowing
Businessman Dr. Kofi Amoah has called on Ghanaians to demand accountability from the Akufo-Addo led government over the constant borrowing from the international market. The renowned businessman has started a petition to stop the government from accessing more loans from the International Monetary Fund and other financial institutions. Over 150,000 enraged Kenyans have so far signed a petition through change.org in a bid to stop International Monetary Fund from releasing its Sh257 billion loan to Kenya.
Kevin de Bruyne extends Man City contract until 2025
De Bruyne has won two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the League Cup four times since joining City from Wolfsburg in the summer of 2015. Despite his campaign being interrupted by injuries, De Bruyne has scored eight goals and provided 16 assists in 33 appearances. He scored the opening goal in Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final first-leg win against Borussia Dortmund.
Kwesi Arthur brags in 'Warming Up'
After successfully dropping two mixtapes, three awards, and many chart-topping singles, Kwesi Arthur says he is the new-age Tupac. Kwesi Arthur associates his music successes with that of Tupac Shakur, a highly successful American hip-hop artist. Tupac Shakur was embroiled in a feud between East Coast and West Coast rappers and was murdered in a drive-by shooting in 1996, leaving behind an influential musical legacy at the age of 25.
Brazil daily Covid deaths top 4,000 for first time
Brazil has recorded more than 4,000 Covid-related deaths in 24 hours for the first time, as a more contagious variant fuels a surge in cases. To date, Brazil has recorded more than 13 million cases of coronavirus, according to the health ministry. The Brazil variant has also been linked to a spike in infections and deaths in a number of South American countries.
Free SHS: We don't have beds, other logistics to function
The President of the Conference of Heads of Assisted Senior High Schools Alhaji Yakub Abubarkar has stated that the decision to postpone the reopening date for SHS 3 students by the Ghana Education Service was due to lack of furniture and other logistics to facilitate effective teaching and learning. According to the Kumasi T.I Ahmadiayah Senior High School headmaster, their concerns prompted the education ministry to postpone the reopening date for final year SHS students. The Ghana Education Service on Monday announced that it has rescheduled the reopening for Senior High School Form 3 students to May 5.
We will break Ghana's Afcon penalty curse and win title for Ghana
Black stars winger and Tainjin Sunning Tigers captain Frank Acheampong says he will in the future score Ghana's last penalty kick to win the country's fifth Afcon title. The former Anderlecht player was part of the silver winning team at the 2015 Afcon that narrowly lost in penalties in the finals against Ivory coast. Speaking to Untoldstories TV GH,the black stars player has vowed to make amends for his penalty miss at the 2015 Afcon by scoring in future finals to help Ghana win her fifth Afcon title.
Our decent performance in the GPL is not by chance -Karela CEO
Chief Executive officer of karela United Elleony Amande has refuted claims that his outfits great performance in the Ghana premier league is a nine- day wonder. Karela United churned out some incredible performances in the first round of the league which saw them occupy the top spot on the league log. Many have accused them of getting massive support from State owned institutions espcially with GNPC and Ghana Gas sponsoring them which has contributed immensely to their great display in the local league.
27 million in DR Congo facing acute hunger
Two United Nations agencies say about a third of the entire population of the Democratic Republic of Congo is facing acute hunger and have appealed for urgent additional funding to deal with the crisis. The World Food Programme and the Food and Agriculture Organization say it's never been this bad with more than 27 million Congolese now urgently in need of food - the highest number in any country in the world. Both UN agencies describe the scale of the crisis as staggering and say DR Congo should be able to feed its population and export a surplus.
Let's be sincere; there's no dumsor
The Minister of Energy, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh has appealed to Ghanaians to remain calm as government takes steps to address the intermittent power outages being experienced in some parts of the country. According to him, there is no way government would allow the country to slip back into the prolonged period of power outages between 2012 and 2016 which became known as 'Dumsor'. The visit was to afford him first-hand information on the scope of work currently being undertaken to address the power challenges.
Decentralise free SHS to curb corruption, improve quality
Below is the full statement by the Minority on the free SHS. MINORITY PRESS RELEASE ON THE LOOMING CRISIS IN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS UNDER THE FREE SHS PROGRAMME IN THE COUNTRY. In 2017, precisely at the beginning of the 2017/18 academic year, the New Patriotic Party in a rush to fulfill one of the promises in their manifesto introduced the mass Free Senior High School with an intake of 353,053 as reported in paragraph 621 of the 2018 Budget Statement and Economic Policy delivered in Parliament by the Minister of Finance on 15th November 2017. THE WAY FORWARD. The over-centralization of the Free SHS program at the centre has accounted for the persistent challenges in the running of Senior High Schools in the country. PTAs used to play very supportive roles in the development of Senior High Schools until the introduction of the Free SHS policy.
Ghana's new aluminium industry will require 500MW of Power Supply
Ghana's new integrated aluminium industry will require 500 megawatts of direct and stable power supply to operate effectively. According to the Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Integrated Aluminium Development Corporation, Mr. Michael Ansah, as part of processes to develop a globally competitive integrated aluminium industry in Ghana, GIADEC is in talks with power companies on ways to supply reliable power to the industry. Ghana Integrated Aluminium Development Corporation was therefore established through an Act of Parliament in August 2018 to promote and develop a globally competitive integrated aluminium industry in Ghana.