President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has suspended the Upper West Regional Minister, Sulemana Alhassan.
He has been accused of protecting a group of angry youth believed to be members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), who besieged the Upper West Regional office of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) on Wednesday evening.
The Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, Amidu Ishaq, will act in the stead of the suspended Minister pending the conclusion of an investigation into the incident, according to a statement from the Presidency.
The statement added that “President Akufo-Addo reiterates his commitment to the application of the laws of the land, which must occur without fear or favour, affection or ill-will, and without recourse to the political or ethnic affiliations of any citizen of the land.”
The Institute for Liberty and Innovation (ILAPI-Ghana), has uncovered more rot at the headquarters of the Ghana Education Service (GES).
The rot involves Mrs. Rosetta Addison Sackey, a former director, Inspectorate Division who retired in September, 2017 but is still in possession of two government vehicles with registration numbers GV 430 - 14 (Toyota Avensis - salon) and a GV 384 - 16 (Nissan Navara - pick up) till date.
The situation has rendered officers at the Inspectorate Division helpless and further compelled them to to use their own pocket money as transport.
When the former director was contacted, she confirmed keeping the vehicles because nobody has requested her to return them.
Further checks revealed that, the former director was using one of the vehicles on her poultry farm.
A statement issued by ILAPI-Ghana and signed by Peter Bismark, its Executive Director said, ‘’ As part of our efforts to help fight villainy and degeneracy to create sanity in the public sector, we have uncovered rots leading to unproductive human capital at the Ghana Education Service ( GES) - Inspectorate Division, Headquarters in Accra.
‘’Investigation conducted by the Educational Center of of ILAPI, revealed Mrs Rosetta Addison Sackey, former Director, Inspectorate Division, GES Headquarters who retired in September, 2017 is still in possession of two government vehicle with registration numbers GV 430 - 14 (Toyota Avensis - salon) and a GV 384 - 16 (Nissan Navara - pick up) till date,'' the statement added.
''In the absence of the Nissan Navara, it has rendered the 8 Inspectors incapable to regularly go for look-over to provide professional advice in our schools in Ghana.
This has made the Inspectors to go out for monitoring with their own pocket incomes and often reluctant to go for inspections.
ILAPI also petitioned the GES on the alleged promotional letter of the former PRO of GES, Rev. Jonathan Bettey and still the service has not replied the Institute.
We call on the GES to retrieve those cars immediately for the Inspectorate,’’ the statement concluded.
Information reaching rainbowradioonline.com has it that, the founder, leader and General Overseer of the Glorious Word Ministry, Rev. Owusu Bempah, has been invited by the Police CID for questioning for allegedly threatening another man of God.
The man of God reportedly threatened to cut short the life of Pastor Appiah both spiritually and physically.
An audio recording intercepted by rainbowradioonline.com, has the voice of the controversial man of God, threatening Pastor Appiah that, ‘’this year you [Appiah] will not survive. Are you listening to me? I am speaking as a prophet of God. You will die a premature death.’’
Pastor Appiah in reaction questioned why he was going to die a premature death.
Pastor Appiah quizzed why Rev. Bempah threatened to deal with him physically and expressed his anger at him.
He said, ‘’Rev. Bempah, I respect you but you are provoking me. I want to stress that, nobody can kill me. Nobody can kill me.’’
The two later engaged in a heated exchanges and traded verbal blows.
Pastor Appiah said, ''You will hear from me after threatening my life.''
Vice President Dr. Mahamudu will today [THURSDAY] February 1, 2018 return from the UK where he was on medical leave, a statement signed by the Communications Director at the presidency, Eugene Arhin has said.
The statement read: ‘’The Vice President of the Republic, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, will return to Ghana from the United Kingdom, on Thursday, 1st February, 2018. This is after he took a 12-day medical leave, on the advice of his doctors.
He will be met on arrival by the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and the First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo,’’ it concluded.
Dr. Bawumia was flown to the UK per an advice from his medical doctors last two weeks.
National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) MP for Buem constituency, Mr. Daniel Kosi Ashiamah, has complained bitterly over delays in the payment of salaries and allowances for the month.
The legislator speaking to Kwame Tutu on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm said, the pressure on MPs is unbearable hence the need for authorities to release their salaries on time.
‘’I have not received my salary. These are the issues on the ground that Ghanaians need to know. You can imagine the type of pressure on us,’’ he lamented.
He said things are hard for them as MPs hence the need for the Finance Ministry to release their salaries and allowances.
Members of parliament (MP) have demanded for better remuneration for effective discharge of their duties.
The MPs argue that the high standards the public is holding the institution to should come with better conditions of service.
Speaking on the floor of parliament on Tuesday, 5 December 2017, Majority Leader and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu said lawmakers must be treated well if the demand for accountability is to see the light of day.
MPs are paid around GHS8,000 monthly while ministers receive GHS15,739. The President and Vice-President take home a monthly salary of GHS22,809 and GHS20,529, respectively.
Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is set to return home by the end of this week after taking medical leave in the United Kingdom.
Dr. Bawumia left Ghana for a medical leave in the United Kingdom based upon an advice from his doctors.
The Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin confirmed to journalists that the Vice President is doing well and will return home this week.
Meanwhile, policy think tank, IMANI Africa is demanding for the medical bills of the second gentleman of the land.
Head of Research at IMANI Africa, Mr. Patrick Stephenson quizzed, “how much it’s going to cost the country to provide him health care outside the shores of this country needs to be provided in the public domain.”
He continued: “I don’t think this information should be concealed from the public…”
“There are certain details about the [veep’s] privacy that need to be preserved and so those are things that may not be openly disclosed or discussed to the public” but information regarding cost should not be hidden,’’ he added.
As part of activities marking its 10th anniversary celebration, Medi-Moses Prostate Centre, has rolled out a free health screening campaign in some selected areas including major markets.
Marketing Manager for the company, Nana Bonsu, in interview with Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm said, people don’t usually check because their prostate because they are not well informed.
He underscored the need for men to regularly exam their prostate since it is the surest way of staying safe and healthy.
He said, prostate exams are nothing to be embarrassed about nor should they be avoided. Some men are alive today because they decided to have their exam.’’
It has been recommended that regular prostate exams should begin from 40.
Research has proven that, if men have a strong family history of prostate cancer or are in a high risk category for the disease, then they will usually start prostate exams earlier at the discretion of a urologist.
First a blood test is conducted to determine signs of prostate cancer. The second part of the test is the digital rectal exam or DRE, a common prostate exam procedure that can be performed by a doctor. The test can usually be completed in a minute or less. The DRE is very effective and will give the doctor a good idea if the prostate is indeed cancerous.
Nana Bonsu said the health of a man depends on his prostate hence the need for them to regularly check.
Medi-Moses has won numerous international awards and also acknowledge and approved by the Food and Drugs Board here in Ghana, we have been adjured the best centre for Traditional medicine treatment centre.
The Centre, for years, has made a lot of advances in the management of prostate conditions and this has attracted a lot of international recognition and awards with the latest one being THE MAJESTIC FALCON Award for quality and excellence at Dubai, UAE.
The centre was founded by Dr Dogbatsey, a trained medical doctor from the School of Medical Sciences of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), in Kumasi.
He started working under the tutelage of his father, who owned the Medi Moses Clinic and Herbal Centre, in 1993, while a student of KNUST.
In 2017, the Ghana Business Quality Awards adjudged the Medi- Moses Prostate Centre the Top Business Quality in Herbal Medicines.
Greater Accra regional Minister, Mr. Ishmael Ashitey has alluded to the fact that, Accra is engulfed in filth.
He was speaking to Kwame Tutu on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm on Thursday February 1, 2018.
He however indicated that, efforts were underway to make Accra the cleanest city in West Africa.
He said there’ve been some improvements with regards to waste management in the capital city.
Meanwhile, an integrated master plan is being developed to manage waste and improve sanitation in Accra.
According to him, the project dubbed, the Integrated Urban Environmental Sanitation Master Plan (IUESMP), seeks to harmonise all existing strategies in the sanitation, drainage and waste management sub-sectors to holistically deal with the sanitation and waste management challenges confronting the national capital.
The $3-million initiative is being funded by the World Bank as part of a Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA) project.
The memorandum of understanding for the project was signed between the government and the World Bank in October 2017, with the project expected to be completed in 18 months.
The Minister said former the various assemblies were managing waste but currently, government has partnered the private sector in the waste management business.
He said we the era of dumping waste at landfill sites should be a thing of the past and the waste recycled for other purposes.
He used Zoomlion as an example and a novelty they have introduced in the waste management sector.
The various assemblies he stated have been directed to replicate the example of Zoomlion to help reduce the cost in managing waste in the capital.
‘’Technology is now in place and we must work with technology,’’ he stressed.
A 24-year-old man, whose name was only given as Owusu, is in the grips of the Bekwai police command over suspected robbery and car snatching.
Narrating the incident to Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, our reporter, Malik Anokye said, the suspect snatched the Corolla S from its original owner at Amansie Central, removed the number plates and drove the car to a fuel station at Ajenasu where he reportedly bought fuel.
He however failed to pay for the service rendered and allegedly robbed the staff at the fuel station at gun point.
He later spade off but was given a hot chase by two motor riders who he knocked down with the stolen car.
Luck however eluded him as a police patrol team, patrolling the area apprehended him after realizing what he had done.
Residents at Bawjiase have called on the Kasoa Police Command to intervene in the use of unregistered motorbikes by suspected criminals in the area.
The residents told Rainbow Radio that, the riders use their unregistered bikes to organize crimes in the night.
They have since called on the police to take immediate steps in addressing the situation. Reporting the incident, Rainbow Radio’s Nana Yaw Asare said the residents are living in fear over the matter.