Demand ID cards before admitting guests
The Eastern Regional Police Command has called on the management of hostels and guest houses to strengthen security and demand National Identification cards from clients who patronize their facilities. The Director of the Guest House David Teye Annor reported at the Somanya Police station on April 6 that on Monday, April 5 at about 3:00 pm, a young man who gave his name as Charles Tetteh to the receptionist together with a lady now deceased identified as Believe Sakitey checked into the Guesthouse and were expected to check out the following day at 12:00 pm. The Somanya Police investigators were subsequently detailed to the scene.
Conduct structural Integrity Audit of public buildings
President Akufo-Addo has charged the engineering department of the Ministry of Works and Housing, to conduct a comprehensive assessment on all public buildings and structures to ascertain their earthquake resistance readiness and to advise government appropriately. More than 80 years have passed since the last major earthquake in Ghana, that is, the Accra earthquake of 1939. The report from the National Committee on Earthquakes proposes measures to enable Ghana develop the capacity to cope with and recover from the effects of a major earthquake.
Retain 'hardworking' Damoah as Customs boss
A group aligned with the governing New Patriotic Party is pleading with President Nana Akufo-Addo to retain Colonel Kwadwo Damoah as Commissioner of Ghana Customs. Kwadwo Damoah brought peace and assurances to customs after a turbulent start of the year 2017-2019 when officers were interdicted on daily basis. Damoah to enable him continue with his transformational agenda at the Customs Services and also keep in touch with party faithful.
Kotoko is well managed than Hearts of Oak
Former chairman of Accra Hearts of Oak Harry Zakour says arch rivals Asante Kotoko is now managed better than the Rainbow club. Kumasi Asante Kotoko in August 2020, appointed football administrator Nana Yaw Amponsah as the Chief Executive Officer to steer affairs of the clubThe former President of Phar Rangers was given a three-year mandate to propel the club back to its glory days. Speaking to Starr Sports on the current happenings at his darling club, Zakour whose tenure as chairman of the phobians saw the club wining the CAF champions league and the super cup trophies and also went on to win the league title six times on a spin with some quality recruitment of players, says the fortunes of the once adored rainbow club is gradually diminishing day by day.
GPL WK19: AshGold and Hearts set for "Big Showdown"
Sharks are unbeaten in their last games in the league under their new head coach. Unbeaten in their last six games, Hearts of Oak will travel to the Len Clay stadium to play AshantiGold will both teams looking to stage a fight for the league title. While Olympics have won each of their last three games, the Royals have lost back-to-back games in the league.
I haven't made any demand on gov't
The Office of former President John Mahama has dismissed claims by the Daily Guide Newspaper that Mr Mahama has asked government to restore the Nyinahin bauxite concession to his brother Ibrahim Mahama. The paper on Thursday reported that Mr Mahama has made the demand a precondition for engagement with the Akufo-Addo government.
Kumasi: Dumsor is collapsing our business
Cold store operators at the Asafo Market in Kumasi, the Ashanti regional capital, say they are gradually losing their business due to the erratic power supply. EIB's Ashanti regional correspondent, Isaac Bediako, reported that the cold store operators are angry that the government has failed to issue a timetable and also failed to truthfully acknowledge that the Ashanti region is suffering from severe power cuts. The traders are therefore calling on the government to speed up work on the supposed transmission lines to end the current intermittent power supply which is collapsing their business.
Body of Kasoa 'ritual murder' victim released for burial
The body of Ishmael Mensah who was allegedly murdered by some teenagers in Kasoa has been released to his family for burial. The body was released after Police completed post-mortem on it. 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.
Minority mortgaging NDC's future
A Senior Political Science Lecturer at the University of Ghana, Professor Ransford Gyampo says the National Democratic Congress might suffer in future elections if its minority caucus in parliament does not act with a clear-cut principle and conviction. The NDC's Minority in Parliament took the flak for giving the nod to all the Ministers-designate nominated by the President after their vetting at the Appointment Committee of Parliament. Commenting on the NDC minority challenges on Starr Chat on Wednesday, Prof. Gyampo stated that the current episode from the NDC front in the chamber smacks of insincerity and disloyalty to the party's base.
UE/R: GHS worried as farmers use mosquito nets for farm fencing
The PMD- an abbreviation of Point Mass Distribution- means free distribution of mosquito nets to the masses by GHS officials stationed at designated points. A GHS official pointed out that the bed nets being used for farm fencing were those that had become too worn out but he also underscored the need for his observation to be researched further so as to get to the bottom of his argument. On the contrary, some participants remarked that some individuals claimed the nets often produced unbearable heat and the nets might just end up at such strange or unsuited places as farms.
Beijing now has more billionaires than any city
Beijing is now home to more billionaires than any other city in the world, according to the latest Forbes' annual rich list. Although Beijing now has more billionaires than the Big Apple, the combined net worth of New York City's billionaires remained US$80bn greater than that of their counterparts in Beijing. China, whose figure included Hong Kong and Macao in the Forbes count, added more billionaires to the list than any other country globally, with 210 newcomers.
C/R: COP allegedly exhumes over 10 dead bodies at Gomoa Fawomaye
A police officer known as Superintendent Robert Cobby from Gomoa Kyiren in the Gomoa West District of the Central Region has allegedly exhumed and bolted with over 10 dead bodies from the Gomoa Fawomaye Cemetery. At a Press Conference organized by the angry Chiefs and residents of Gomoa Fawomaye in the Gomoa West where the incident took place, the Odikro of the area Nana Okofo Kwakye Abeka Acquah III said the police officer who is not from their community came to them and informed them that he wanted the land for a project. Inspections made by the Chiefs, Elders, residents, and media indicated that over 10 dead bodies and skeletons were missing, allegedly stolen by the police officer.
Ghana FA bans Division One side Amidaus Professionals
Former Ghana Premier League side Amidaus Professionals have been banned from the country's second-tier league by the Ghana Football Association. Amidaus Professionals FC has been banned from the Division One League Zone 3 with immediate effect for failing to honour seven matches in the ongoing 2020/21 Division One League competition. In a decision announced by the GFA Disciplinary Committee, Amidaus Professionals is banned from taking part in the Division One League to maintain the sporting integrity of the competition and all matches played by Amidaus Professionals should be declared null and void.
Sonnie Badu making academic claims out of ignorance
Professor Ransford Gyampo has waded into the ongoing controversy surrounding gospel singer Sonnie Badu and the authenticity of three degrees he was awarded within just four months. Mr Badu said he achieved the feat by God's grace. People who can't string sentences together are calling themselves 'Rev. Dr'. Whoever said that was spewing ignorance.
Fetish Priest leaks nude videos of woman who wants Akufo-Addo, Okuapehene, others dead
A fetish priest has allegedly leaked nude videos of a woman who visited his shrine to kill persons behind the enstoolment of the new Okuapehene. The Fetish priest subsequently, directed the woman to inform Odehye Kwasi Akufo not to eat any food that was prepared with palm oil. The woman was directed by the fetish priest to bath the liquid concoction put in a locally weaved basket and chant for goodwill upon her brother Odehye Kwasi Akuffo but wish evil for his opponents including President Akufo Addo.
Somanya: Woman murdered in a Guest House
A young woman has been murdered in cold blood in the room of Janeli Guest House in Somanya in the Yilo Krobo Municipality of the Eastern Region. The Somanya Police were informed and investigators were detailed to the scene. Isaac Larbi, who has confessed to killing his 'wife' at Onakwase in Ayensuano District has meanwhile told the Police that, the ghost of his murdered wife is haunting him.
Ivory Coast president says Gbagbo can return
The president of Ivory Coast has said that the former leader Laurent Gbagbo and his right-hand man Charles Ble Goude are free to return to the country after they were definitively acquitted of crimes against humanity. Alassane Ouattara was speaking a week after the International Criminal Court upheld Mr Gbagbo's acquittal in a case that focused on post-election violence a decade ago. He is to be allowed the advantages and allowances available to all former leaders in the Ivory Coast.
Tiger Woods car crash: Woods drove at almost double the speed limit
Tiger Woods was driving close to double the 45mph speed limit when he crashed in February, according to Los Angeles County's sheriff. There was no evidence Woods had been impaired by drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash. Woods was involved in a car crash in November 2009 which eventually led to admissions of infidelity and the breakdown of his marriage.