Raphael King of the Bronx Boxing Gym at James Town became the new national Welterweight King when he beat tall lanky Justice Addy of the Sonia Boxing Gym in a split points decision at the London Bridge in Cape Coast on Saturday night. The Free Show which attracted a large crowd was organized by the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) in collaboration Cape Coast Youth Development Association, Oguaa Fetu Afahye Planing Committee, Walker – King Sports Consult and the Central Regional Sports Authority. It was dubbed “Rescue The Perishing” and all the boxers on the bill displayed marvelously prompting the fans to ask for more promotions. Professor Azumah Nelson graced the event as special guest of honour in his limousine. In some juvenile bouts to whet the appetite of the fans, Joseph Okoe Mensah and Caleb Dadzie drew. The same result was recorded in the encounter between Emmanuel Mawuli and Emmanuel Clottey. Ebenezer Ankrah and Cann Neequaye also entertained the fans to a draw decision. When it came to the professionals, they also exhibited splendid display of boxing. Solomon Martey of Seconds Out Gym beat Emmanuel Otoo of the Accra Boxing Club on points in a bantamweight contest. Richard Ashitey of the Bronx Gym knocked out Enoch Lamptey of the Sonia gym. Illiasu Sulley ended the programme with a TKO over Odartey Lamptey whose own punch sent him to the canvas. Mr. Twinto Walker of Walker King Sports Consult Ltd who promoted the programme said he was highly impress with the turn out and promised to organize more boxing fight in Cape Coast as the people have demonstrated their love for the sport. He thanked the sponsors, Alex Hagan who is vying for the New Patriotic Party Chairmanship in the Central Region, Nana Sam Brew Butler and the Board of Cape Coast Ebusua Dwarfs, Ankokeen, Emmados Oliv Radio, Jamkey, the Cape Coast Hotel, Ministry of Fisheries and AquaCulture as well as Joy Daddy Bitters. Mr. Walker announced that the new ring was dedicated to the President of the GBA who contributed to the construction of the ring. GBA Peter Zwennes commended the fans and praised them for comporting themselves well despite the fact that the event was held simultaneously with a street carnival. “The Outreach Project has lived up to expectation, and we hope to take boxing to the various regions. I am very happy and proud of the boxing fans here” he said. He stressed that the people of Cape Coast have shown that they are ready to watch big bouts, and very soon some of the big promotions will come to the first capital town of Ghana. Carl Lokko, a member of the GBA executive and trainer of new Welterweight champion Raphael King expressed his joy that he has a new champion in his camp and prays that he will improve and hit the international scene like Duke Micah and Richard Commey. Raphael King who did not have it easy against Justice Addy said his opponent was a former gym mate and knew much of his plan, but he tried to lead and won on points when he realized that Addy was not ready to be knocked out.
In the early stages of the title bout, Addy showed some looseness, but stood toe to toe with King till the final round. The fans could not help but clap for both boxers who are based in Accra.
By: GBA communications
Newly ordained Bishop of the New Revival Charismatic Ministries, Bishop Kwame Gyamfi, has stated that some appointees of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, are spiritually plotting his downfall.
Speaking to Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, the Bishop said, these evil appointees are plotting disasters and other serious challenges to cast the Nana Addo government in the bad light.
According to him, these evil manipulators are aware that the president will not be contesting the 2020 presidential polls and so they want to take over.
He revealed, there would be a serious gas explosion at Asokwa and its environs and that explosion forms part of the evil plots by some of the appointees of the president.
‘’The reason why this and other disasters will occur is that, some evil men who are spiritually strong want the president to fail. They have planned to disgrace him and spiritually these are the plans they are going to roll out to tarnish his image.’’
He urged Christians to pray hard to reverse any gas explosion in the Ashanti region.
Bishop Gyamfi cautioned Ghanaians not to expect so much from the government because we going to face serious economic challenges in the next three years.
The Bishop said, although the president has reiterated his commitment to deliver on his promises, he will face serious opposition from within his own government.
He said, Nana Addo is a visionary leader and he has promised to deliver on all his promises but Ghanaians are going to experience serious economic challenges. He should be careful of the appointees he’s working with. The challenges we are facing today is not about Nana Addo but his appointees he’s working with. They are competing among themselves with some yearning for his place. Some want to take over his position and others believe he is not contesting again so they want to take over from him. If God does not intervene, we will face very serious challenges as a country.''
''He [President] will work by the end of the four year term but it will not be an easy task. Ghanaians should work hard and pray fervently to prevent all these evil machinations,’’ he concluded.
The Lamptey Mills land lords Association at Ngleshie Amanfrom, have called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to intervene in what they described as harassment and physical abuse by one Kofi Isaac B. Yiadom who according to them, has allegedly taken over their lands and properties.
According to them, Mr. Yiadom has pulled down structures and landing properties belonging to them on the premise that, he [Yiadom] secured a court order to pulled down the structures because the lands belong to the Ofankor family.
Some of the victims speaking to Nyankonton Mu Nsem said, they purchased their lands from the Amanfrom family and so they were surprised Mr. Yiadom in the company of land guards, terrorized and pulled down their structures.
One of the victims said, ‘’my late father bought the land from the Amanfrom family some years ago but recently, the Ofankor family are claiming ownership.
The documents I have shows that I bought the land from the Amanfrom family and so I do not understand why some people are claiming ownership.’’
They alleged that some have died as a result of the alleged attacks by Mr. Yiadom and his supposed land guards.
Nii Kwashie Gborlor IV sued as chief of Ngleshie-Amafrom at the Accra High Court over the matter.
He prayed the court to grant his request for an interlocutory injunction to restrain the defendant from trespassing the lands in dispute until the determination of the case.
The Accra High Court granted the request and gave an order for interlocutory injunction restraining Mr. Yiadom, his agents, assigns, privies, or anyone claiming through the defendant from trespassing, digging, grading or in any way entering the land in dispute and carrying out any further development s on the disputed land until the final determination of this matter.
The order according to the court shall operate for a period of 10 days only and applicant be required to repeat this on notice to the defendant.
However, moments after the residents in the company of the bailiff posted the order on the affected lands, some workers who were on the site working, removed them after the team left.
Chairman of the association of land lords Mr. Fredrick K. Adasu appealed to the security agencies to come to their aid before the worse happens.
According to him, the police have failed to protect them although they have reported on several occasions.
He said, the police within the affected areas dos not care about their safety and so they reported the case at the police headquarters but that did not yield any positive result hence the reason to head to court.
He added that since the arrival of the alleged land guards, robbery cases have increased in the area and ‘’if the police does not intervene, we will not be safe any more. Residents are living in fear. Three people have lost their lives because of the issue and if the president does not intervene, things will go from bad to worse. We are appealing to the IGP to step in and deal with the issue of land guards in the area. They come with guns and other offensive weapons. Our position is that, because the case is pending in court, we will accept any outcome. If the court rules in favour of the Ofankor family we have no problem. The only thing we will do is that, we will sit with them and negotiate.’’