A Six year old boy has been drowned in a river while crossing to school
The incident happened at a Farming Community at Torgodo in the Yilo krobo municipality Eastern in the Eastern Region
The body of Tetteh Osmond is yet to be Retrieved despite a search by a Joint Team’s of Nadomo and Local Diverse
The Residents of Torgodo including school children and pregnant woman Risk Lives every day to walk through the River Porpor,whenever it Over flows.
The Recent heavy downpour has Led to the Overflow of the river but residents Forced to Cross with Their Waits While Carrying Foodstuffs to the Nkurakan Market Center While pupils Swim to Attended school in a Nearby Community Azza and Nyamebekye school in the Yilo krobo municipality Eastern Region
Since late August 2019, Nigeria has closed three of her borders
-Seme-Krake, Igolo and Idiroko. According to President Buhari, the move
is to curb smuggling of rice into the country through its neighbouring
The country further tightened the screws by banning trade across all
land borders to force its neighbours, especially Benin and Niger, to
halt food smuggling into the country.
But the closure of the border can be traced to President Muhammadu
Buhari’s policy of curbing imports to boost local production and
conserve foreign exchange reserves when he took office in 2015.
However, the policies, instead of making Nigeria self-sufficient in
rice production rather kept prices high and led to the smuggling of rice
and other goods from Benin into Nigeria.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has it that Benin has become the
world’s No. 2 exporter of rice to Nigeria, therefore, with the closure
of the border, Benin suffers the most.
But while Benin experiences the direct effect of the border closure,
other West African countries, including Ghana, have decried the
decision, as it is having unintended side effects on their economies as
Dr Joseph Obeng, President of the Ghana National Traders Union, told
The Chronicle in an interview yesterday that Nigeria’s decision did not
only have adverse effect on food items, but a clear violation of the
Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) protocols on movement
of people and trade among member countries.
According to him, Nigerians see the protocols as sacrosanct, hence
their decision to nullify it without prior notice to ECOWAS, and urged
Ghanaians to follow suit.
“What they have done is a breach of the ECOWAS protocol itself. They
have breached the fundamental principle of the protocol on free movement
of goods and services.
“They have flouted the laws with impunity without any sanction from the ECOWAS Commission,” he told The Chronicle.
Dr Obeng indicated that if Nigeria has taken such a decision and yet,
no punitive measures had been meted out to her, then Ghana should not
worry itself over not respecting the protocols.
“What we are saying is that [the] Ghana government, having seen that
the option Nigeria chose has nullified the ECOWAS protocol, should also
have the teeth to bite and do what they could not do under the guise of
“The protocol is not cast in iron that we cannot get ourselves out of
it. We should not even use it as a reference point. I am jealous of what
the Nigerians have done. We should take a cue from it,” he said.
Though Ghana’s Foreign Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, on October
15 gave the assurance that the government would exhaust all diplomatic
avenues to get Nigeria to re-open its western borders for the free flow
of goods from Ghana to the sub-region, the Deputy Minister of Trade and
Industry, Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah, says Nigeria did not err in closing
its western land borders to countries in the ECOWAS sub-region.
The Minister said the only way to get Nigeria open the border is
through diplomacy, because there is no law forbidding Nigeria from
closing its borders.
Though unilateral border closures go against all commercial and freedom
of movement treaties signed under ECOWAS, Mr Ahenkorah told Onua FM on
Wednesday that “Nigeria has not violated any laws.”
He explained that the ECOWAS treaty says factories in the sub-region
can produce and export to other ECOWAS countries, “but we did not
inculcate how to resolve disputes and grievances in the law, so if it
happens that way, we use diplomatic means to resolve the issue.”
The Comptroller-General (C-G) of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS),
Col. Hameed Ali, has also insisted that despite the rights for movement
of persons among ECOWAS states, there must also be primacy of security
over such rights.
Responding to critics who accused the Nigeria government of breaching
the ECOWAS protocol on free movement of people and goods, the NCS boss
said: “When it comes to security, all laws take back seat.”
He explained further: “We want to make sure that our people are
protected. You must be alive and well for you to begin to ask for your
rights. Your rights count when you are well and alive.
“Go and ask the people in Maiduguri that when Boko Haram was harassing
them, the only question was survival, there was no question of right.
This time, Nigeria must survive first before we begin to ask for our
A renowned Pastor of one of the popular churches (name withheld) whose
amorous relationship with a married woman was a top gossip topic in the
community has resulted in a pregnancy.
The pastor despite committing the adulterous act, is asking the woman at
the centre of the entire controversy to convince her legally married
husband to accept responsibility indicating that abortion is a greater
A twitter user only identified as Miss Peters shared the story on her
twitter page which has left social media buzzing over what could have
led both to engage in such an act.
Snippets of information gathered indicate that the woman always leaves
her matrimonial home under the guise of going for an all-night service
but later ends up at a different location with the pastor.
Though the conduct of the woman was reported to the man said to be
currently distraught, he brushed aside those claims indicating that the
woman was only prayerful making those snitching her jealous before being
greeted with the current situation.
Meanwhile, Miss Peters who gave a rundown of the whole scandal said “
Our family friend’s wife is 5 months preg not by the HUSBAND but by her
PASTOR who she always go to 4 prayers. The husband has been crying that
he has not touched her for 5 months, she actually refused him sex cuz of
the pastor. Now she’s begging her husband to take the pregnancy.”
Former Executive Secretary of the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB),
Akrasi Sarpong, has revealed that even though marijuana (wee) is illegal
for the harm it can pose to users, alcohol which is legal, is much more
harmful than marijuana, arguing that jailing users of marijuana does
not address the issue of “harm” caused by the substance.
“If it is about harm, alcohol is more harmful than marijuana. Tobacco is
more harmful than marijuana. It’s is about harm, let’s schedule the
harm…and tackle the harm. If you’re going to deal with the harm related
to the substance, then you shouldn’t be taking them (marijuana users) to
prison. You should be sending them to the hospital,” he told Frema
Adunyame in a documentary titled, “Cannabis: a goldmine or a nation
Ghana’s laws (PNDC Law 236) criminalize marijuana use, import, export
and its possession mainly because of its link to mental disorders and
diseases. But laws make alcohol legal and it is widely available and
According to reports by the World Health Organization, worldwide, 3
million deaths every year result from harmful use of alcohol, this
represents 5.3 % of all deaths in the world.
But many individuals and groups, notably the Rastafari Council, have
called for its legalisation for both medical and recreational use,
consistently making the point that alcohol and tobacco that are much
more injurious to humans are legal while marijuana remains illegal.
Their call has been ignored by successive governments.
In the opinion of Mr Sarpong, our laws must stress the welfare and
health of citizens as espoused by various UN Conventions, noting that
the laws on Marijuana punishes insignificant end users while the
kingpins of the trade who benefit the most are let off the hook.
To better fight the marijuana canker in the country, he suggested that
the drug lords be arrested and put away from society: “Our challenge in
this country is that in the continuum of law enforcement, we touch the
small fries and leave the big guys. Our strategy need to be non-violent
small fries. We need to be sending them to public health. Education.
Prevention. The big guys! We need to arrest them. And put them away for
twenty years. So they can’t control anything. That for me is what is
called ‘smart Law enforcement delivery.”
Several countries have legalised marijuana for various uses such as
export or medical purposes with reported returns of huge revenues.
Leader and founder of the Christ True Word of God Ministry Rev. Kwaku
Mensah Otabil has predicted the upcoming Ghana Football Association
presidential elections will be won be the executive chairman of Dream
Football Club Kurt E.S Okraku.
This he confirms was revealed to him by God in the spiritual realm with
the tough talking George Afriyie coming a distant second.
“In the spiritual realm,God has revealed to me that Kurt Edwin Simon
Okraku will win the GFA Presidential elections on 25th October,2019”
“George Afriyie was second with the other Aspirants following him”he told Ashh Fm in Kumasi.
The prophet has given further credence to his revelation by saying he
will quit mounting the pulpit and doing the work of God should his
prophesy fall short.
“I will quit doing the work of God if Kurt Edwin Simon Okraku doesn’t win the GFA Presidential elections”
He further stressed that all other aspirants making a lot of noise and talking tough will weep on the day of the elections.
“Those talking will weep after the elections because as it stands
now,Kurt Okraku is leading the race in the spiritual realm and it will
come to reality”
“I know George Afriyie personally but I don’t know Kurt Okraku or any
other candidate vying for the GFA Presidential seat but that is what God
has revealed to me”
“I will feel very disappointed and betrayed by God and will close down my church if this revelations fails” he vowed.
The Court of Arbitration for Sports is demanding a swift response from
the Normalization Committee of the Ghana Football Association to claims
by disqualified presidential candidate for the association’s elections –
Wilfred Osei Kwaku.
The Ghana FA Normalization Committee has been given up to two days to
table to their response to the claims of the Tema Youth President.
Palmer, as he is affectionaly called prayed to the world sports
arbitration body to place an injunction on the upcoming elections of the
Ghana FA following his disqualification.
Palmer believes he was handed a raw deal by the Normalization Committee of the Ghana FA hence running to CAS to seek redress.
The disqualified Ghana Football Association (GFA) Presidential aspirant,
Wilfred Osei Kwaku Palmer, filed an appeal at the Court of Arbitration
for Sports (CAS) to overturn the Normalisation Committee’s (NC) decision
to disqualify him from the 2019 GFA Presidential race.
Osei through his legal representative was seeking for four reliefs:
1. A declaration that Respondent’s Elections Committee’s decision
contained in its letter dated the 4th day of October 2019 is null, void
and of no effect.
2. A declaration that upon a true and proper construction of the
eligibility criteria set forth in the Respondent’s letter of 4th October
2019 for disqualifying Claimant from contesting the presidency of the
Respondent’s Executive Council are not justifiable.
3. An order nullifying any election conducted by Respondent pending the final determination of the instant proceedings.
4. An order directed at Respondent to conduct fresh elections, giving
each candidate a fair chance of contesting same based on Respondent’s
The BBC Africa Eye team has revealed to GhanaWeb that probing further to
establish a criminal intent by the two lecturers of the University of
Ghana implicated in ‘Sex for Grades’ documentary would amount to risking
the lives of their undercover operatives.
According to the BBC, the safety of their investigative journalists is a priority and would not be jeopardized.
“Undercover filming requires striking a balance between evidence
gathering and the safety of your operatives…continuing to film our
interactions with the lecturers further could have risked putting our
undercover operatives in harm’s way.”
After the BBC Africa Eye ‘Sex for Grades’ exposé which rocked the
country, many victims of sexual harassment began to voice out their
While some sang songs of praises to the BBC Africa Eye, others were of
the view that the documentary lacked concrete evidence to find Prof
However, the BBC in their response to www.ghanaweb.com’s follow up
questions indicated that the evidence gathered against Prof. Ransford
Gyampo and Dr Paul Kwame Butakor were enough to conclude they breached
the University of Ghana’s Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Policy.
“We believe we captured ample evidence to show that both Dr Butakor and
Prof Gyampo have engaged in behaviour in breach of the University of
Ghana’s Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Policy.”
Professor Gyampo and Dr Butakor have been suspended by the university
and investigations have begun to determine whether they have breached
the school’s code of ethics.
The two lecturers at the University of Ghana, Dr Paul Kwame Butakor and
Prof Ransford Gyampo, were implicated in a BBC ‘Sex for Grade’ expose.
The documentary showed the two lecturers in compromising situations
with undercover journalists who had posed as students of the University
Dr Butakor, a lecturer at the College of Education was seen in the
video allegedly having inappropriate conversations with the “student” by
asking to be her “side boy”.
Prof Gyampo, also the Head of European Studies at the university,
according to the BBC report allegedly proposed marriage to the “student”
who was seeking academic favours.
A financial consultant and a former lecturer at the Ghana Banking
College, Dr. Richmond Attuahene has disclosed that 47 more Directors of
the collapsed financial institutions would be put before court.
According to him, apart from the four (4) that have been put before the
court and granted bail, others are in line to also appear before the
court to face charges of various financial malpractices.
Speaking on Okay FM’s ‘Ade Akye Abia’ program, he explained those other
Directors which include; Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom and Pastor Mensa Otabil are
all expected to appear before the court.
“The government has assured us of putting all the Directors before the
court to be able to retrieve customers’ funds and also be able to
safeguard funds of government that were wrongly invested by these
Directors, so we are waiting for the appropriate action to be taken,” he
He also charged the government to arrest Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom if acts of money laundering is found in his line of business.
William Ato Essien, Founder of the defunct Capital Bank, and three
others whose roles allegedly led to the collapse of the bank have been
admitted to bail by the Commercial Court (High Court Division).
Ato Essien, who is also a Majority Shareholder of Capital Bank Limited;
Tetteh Nettey, Managing Director of MC Management Services, a company
established by Essien, and Fitzgerald Odonkor, a former Managing
Director of Capital Bank, were admitted to bail in the sum of
200-million cedis each while Kate Quartey Papafio, a businesswoman and
Chief Executive officer of Reroy Cables Company Limited, was admitted to
bail in the sum of 75 million cedis.
The four accused persons are to provide four sureties each of who are of good character and are of substance.
The Court presided over by Mr. Justice Eric Kyei Baffour, further ordered them to deposit their passports to the Registry.
It further directed the prosecution to furnish all the accused persons
with the necessary documents, audios or video recordings that they
intend to rely on during the trial.
According to the Court, the State is to comply with the orders by November 13 and adjourned the case to November 20.
Ato Essien is facing 26 counts of conspiracy, stealing and money laundering.
ill health is looming at Big Kroasang in Suhum municipality in the Eastern region as residents share stream water with some domestic animals.
The situation is not pleasant and thus the odikro Nana Amo Okanta of the town is at the beg and call of the government to fix a borehole for the people to forestall any health problems.
He laments the people are finding it difficult to find potable water to drink.
The odikro is afraid his folks may get sick as they share water with animals.
Accra Fm news reporter Kofi Michel engaged with Nana Amo Okanta
Some residents appealed to government, NGO’S, MP for Suhum constituency, Frederick Opare Ansah and Suhum municipal chief executive officer Margaret Darko to step in to provide potable water to Big Kroasang community.