3 notorious and confidence robbers nabbed by Bibiani citizen vigilantes and handed to the police.

Three robbers Kwadjo Kwarteng 25,(driver),Akwasi Achampong 35,(steal bender) and Kofi Agyemang 39 ( unemployed) believed to have come from Goaso with a Nissan taxi cub with registration number AW 4952- 12 have been arrested by some good Samaritans around the roundabout for stealing GH¢ 10.000 Hundred Million old cedies belonging to one Naomi Boateng from Tano Odumasi in the Atwima Mponua district of Ashanti region.

Speaking to media, the victim Naomi Boateng explained that she sold her car to settle the admission fee of her son who has gained admission to Tarkwah School of mines and have decided to enter into a business venture with the remaining GH¢ 10,000 Hundred Million only to be attacked and nearly made away with the money after she withdrew it from her account at Atwima Mponua Rural Bank in Bibiani.

BONO EAST REGIONAL IMMIGRATION ARREST ABOUT 25 NIGERIANS SUSPECTED TO BE PROSTITUTES.

The Bono East Regional immigration service department has arrested about 25 Nigerian girls suspected to be engaging in prostitution.

In an interview with the Regional commander for immigration service department in Bono East Region, Chief supretendent Enoch Annor Abrokwa he explained that after the tour of Bono East Regional Minister Hon. Kofi Amoakohene, the immigration service decided to do a clean up exercise within the region which they started from Nkoranza south and kintampo south.
During this exercise, they arrested Nigerian girls engaging in such unlawful acts.

Chief superintendent Enoch added that,these Nigerian girls do not have any form of identification cards such as voters ID card, passport ect. So the immigration service is putting things together to send them back to Nigeria

CUE IN

He finally sent a strong warning to foreigners in Bono East Region who do not have appropriate documents to start thinking of packing themselves out because the immigration service will soon come after them.

CUE IN
Call Chief Superintendent Annor for more details.

SOURCE: AGYENKWA NEWS – TECHIMAN

A/R: FOUR PEOPLE SHOCKED WITH ELECTRIC WIRE AT ASANTE AKYEM WENCHI ,TWO DEAD AND OTHERS IN SERIOUS CONDITION.

Asante Akyem Akyem wenchi is a town near Bompata where four people has been shocked with electric wire leading two dead and others in serious condition.
The incident happened that , there is a funeral ceremony at wenchi presby so due to the crowd over they were trying to fine more canopies for sympathizers ,so they take the canopy from presby church to durbar ground, unfortunately it hits the electric wire leading two dead and two in serious condition

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You can’t deposit or withdraw money without these three items – Bank of Ghana warns

The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has directed banks and other specialised deposit-taking institutions to ensure that people who deposit money into and/or withdraw same from accounts that are not theirs provide their “full personal details” to the transacting institution.

In a notice published in the Wednesday edition of the Daily Graphic, the central bank said such persons must provide their “name and address, a verifiable identification card and a telephone number to the requisite bank or specialized deposit-taking institution.”

It said the directive was in compliance with the section 23 of the Anti-Money Laundering Act, 2008 (Act 749), as amended.

The Act seeks to shine transparency on persons engaging in financial transactions in a bid to stem money laundering.

The notice was signed by the Secretary of BoG, Frances Van-Hein Sackey.

It said “in accordance with section 23(7) of the Anti-Money Laundering Act 2008, (Act 749) as amended, all banks and specialised deposit-taking institutions shall require the full personal details of a person who makes a deposit into or withdrawal from an account on behalf of another person.

“Banks and specialised deposit-taking institutions and the general public are to take note and be guided accordingly,” it said.

Graphic Online understands that some of the banks and specialised deposit-taking institutions were complying with the directive prior to the September 4 notice.

Huawei launches first IP club in Ghana

Huawei Ghana launched its inaugural IP Club in Accra, bringing together private and public sector IT experts for exchange of ideas and development of IP industry in the country.

The platform is the first of its kind in Ghana signifying another step forward towards transforming the country into an information-rich and knowledge-based society and economy.

Announcing the launch at Huawei Ghana’s first IP GALA in Accra, Chen Zhijun, Vice President of Huawei Southern Africa Region stated, digital transformation is sweeping across the world and Huawei is firmly committed to innovation and local talent fostering by creating an open, healthy and sustainable ecosystem where every stakeholder can contribute and benefit from.”

He added Chen Zhijun added that in the coming days more technology and resources will be allocated to the Ghana market to facilitate new technologies adoption and increase supply of advanced intelligent IP network solutions and differentiated innovative products.

He asserted that it will strengthen the cultivation of talents and upskilling of ICT practitioners in the IP Club.

The event with its theme: “RETHINK IP FOR A DIGITAL ECONOMY”, was attended by Deputy Minister of Communications of Ghana, Hon. George Andah and over 200 representatives from Mobile Network Operators (Telcos) and IT enterprise for in-depth exchange of ideas over topics including challenges in digital transformation, industry standards formulation and public-private sector collaboration.

In his welcome address, the Deputy Minister of Communications said: “the IP Club is timely intervention which will help ICT professionals in Ghana compete on the global stage.” He noted that the initiative is in line with the digitization strategies of many countries including Ghana as it helps cultivate a pool of ICT professionals that are crucial to industry development, thus boosting ICT industry growth, driving the development of different sectors, and contributing to lower unemployment rates over the long term.”

As one of the core leaders in the IP network field, Huawei aims to meet customers’ requirements for digital transformation and intelligent networks. In the mainstream scenarios such as enterprise campus, data center, WAN, WLAN, and network security, Huawei launches the four-engine brand strategies of CloudEngineer switches, NetEngine routers, and AirEngineer WiFi 6 AP, HiSecEngine security gateways, while leading in key technologies and business processes, it also makes outstanding contributions to the industry.

Huawei is a global leader in technology and IP. The company has contributed to the development of the frontiers of technology on the global level. It sits on more than 40 technology working groups.

Additionally, Huawei contributes to more than 12 industry standards and open source organisations. It participates in about 80% of SRv6 standards formulation. Huawei drafts more than 240 technical proposals on WiFi 6, making it the highest ranking company in the industry.

Huawei builds interactive end-to-end products and its Huawei AirEngine, the industry’s first commercial Wi-Fi 6 product won the 2019 Gold Media Award at the InterOp Tokyo Exhibition in Japan. Huawei combined efficiency with non-existent innovation to produce an ultra-large bandwith, ultra-high capacity and ultra-low latency product. The product is also an Internet-of-Things (IoT) flexible.

In Ghana, more than 300 people from over 15 local companies has benefited from technological upskilling in ICT training center in Accra established by HUAWEI Ghana in December 2018.

Tonnes of Maize rot away as no buyers exist

Several metric tonnes of maize are going waste in Maame-Krobo in the Afram Plains South District of the Eastern Region due to inadequate buyers.

Maame Krobo is known for the large production of maize, however, Maize farmers in the farming community are struggling to get buyers for tonnes of maize harvested this year.

According to the farmers, whereas government approved farm gate price for a 50kg sack of maize is Ghc60, few traders who buy from them pay a paltry Ghc90 for a large sack of maize which weighs about 130kg. In spite of the variation in prices, the buyers are not forthcoming creating anxiety among farmers.

“Ploughing an acre of land cost Gh140, planting of maize cost Ghc70, spraying around Ghc80 for twice a before harvesting.Then cropping, Ghc140, then the labourers so you will spend close to Ghc700 cedis per acre of maize farm so it is expensive but the Price the buyers are given us is not helpful” Godwin Mensah, a farmer lamented to Starr News Eastern Regional Correspondent Kojo Ansah.

According to the farmers bad market price and inadequate buyers for their produce is discouraging the youth adding that they are unable to pay their creditors.

“The government says we the youth should go into agric yet we don’t have good prices for our produce. After suffering to farm they come here to cheat as but because we also need money to pay our creditors we sell it cheaply even with that we are not getting buyers the maize are rotting. Now we have erected cages that we are using as storage facilities but these cages are not able store more maize”.

The farmers are appealing to government to come to their aid to buy the maize in the area.

“We want the government to come and buy the maize from us to the warehouse because they are spoiling here. There are two warehouse in Forifori and Maame Krobo junction but are not operational we don’t know why”.

The farmers want the intervention of the National Food Buffer Stock Company institution mandated to ensure the stability of food grain supply and price which is of continuous concern to the government.

According to 2009 data by SRID, the total domestic production of maize amounted to 1,619,600 MT with a demand of 1,197,000 MT, thus, showing a surplus of 422,600 MT which needs to be stored which go waste.

NAFCO provide minimum guaranteed price and ready market, mop up excess produce from all farmers in order to reduce post harvest losses resulting from spoilage due to poor storage, thereby protecting farm incomes but maize farmers in Maame Krobo are not benefiting from the services of the company.

A former Member of Parliament for the area, Joseph Appiah, now the Parliamentary candidate believe it is important to market produce in the area to attract lore buyers.

“Our major problem in this area is high post harvest losses due to multiple factors of bad roads and inadequate buyers so I believe we need to fix these challenges, advertise to attract more buyers “.

Further delay in government interventions will worsen the situation at Maame Krobo as tonnes of Maize continue to go waste.

Poor BOG supervision caused banking crisis – Mahama confesses

Former President and NDC Flagbearer John Dramani Mahama has been very vociferous about how the Akufo-Addo administration has handled the banking sector reforms but a Parliamentary record has exposed his inconveniencies.

According to him, the current government should have concentrated on injecting more cash into the struggling banks in order to keep them afloat, instead of collapsing and consolidating them.

In his many declarations, Mr Mahama has postulated that the methodology used to sanitize the banking sector leaves a lot to be desired and that it has led to job losses of what he describes as innocent employees in the banking sector.

This accusation of the supposed collapse of the banking sector by the Akufo-Addo government is being heavily propagated by members of the opposition party’s communicators.

Available documents, however, indicate that former President John Mahama admitted to the very same banking sector he accuses Akufo-Addo for supervising.

In the 2016 State of the Nation’s Address delivered in Parliament by the former president, the NDC flagbearer made these admissions;

“Mr Speaker, over the past five years, there has been a proliferation of microfinance companies. These companies come under the direct supervision of the Bank of Ghana. Unfortunately, lack of effective supervision has resulted in many cases in which microfinance companies licensed by Bank of Ghana have breached the rules and created supposed pyramid schemes that have eventually come crashing down”

The former President, by this statement in the 2016 version of the State of the Nation’s Address, confessed to the banking sector crumbling down under his tutelage.

This admission as captured in the former president’s own speech makes nonsense of his accusation that the Presidency of Akufo-Addo is to blame for the crisis we have witnessed in the banking sector.

Though he has chosen to be dishonest in his commentaries on the banking sector reforms, his own words have come back to haunt him.

Mexico is very interested in a partnership with Ghana for economic development – Mexican ambassador

The Ambassador of Mexico to Ghana Her Excellency Maria de Los Angeles Arriola Aguirre, has called on the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority as part of her nation’s initiative to enhance economic relations with Ghana.

The Mexican ambassador, who was speaking to Management of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, stated that although her country has little presence in Africa, Mexico identifies Ghana as a strategic point of African development, hence chose to re-establish its embassy here.

She described her country’s reinvigorated relationship with Ghana as essential, because Ghana is playing a key role in the establishment of the African Continental Free Trade Area and would be key for Mexico to do business with Ghana.

“Today, Ghana will head the African Free Trade Area Secretariat. That means a lot. It means Ghana has gained reputation inside Africa and Ghana will be the Gateway for Mexico to come and do more business with Africa”, she stated.

She revealed that with political dialogues between Ghana and Mexico having taken place recently, Ghana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has assured to reopen its embassy in Mexico to take advantage of Mexico’s interest in Ghana.

She said her country takes significant interest in the widening of the Ghana’s ports which would open up new opportunities for Ghana’s economic partners like Mexico.
“We are interested in the opportunities for this Port which is widening to become the most important port in West Africa”, she added.

The Director General of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, Michael Luguje said, the Ports Authority is taking ambitious strides to provide the needed supply chain logistics to support Ghana’s current attractiveness to the trading world.

“All the ambitious projects that we have in place, including the port expansions in both Tema and Takoradi. We are even building a new port in Keta. All that is to make sure we are a step ahead of the demand of trade”, he revealed.

He said his outfit would seek to rally stakeholders to investigate possibilities of collaboration between Ghana’s ports and Mexico.

“Mexico is a significant economy in Latin America, and we certainly would be encouraging our trading community to find what the competitive advantages are in trade with Mexico”, he asserted.

Some members of Ghana’s trade industry, who were present at the meeting, expressed some enthusiasm, to see Ghana break boundaries in trade with other countries for economic development.

“We have always been looking for ways of registering our products outside the boundaries of Ghana. We want to go global, so when there is an opportunity like this, we take it”, Elvis Blankson, Marketing Manager of GIHOC Distilleries expressed.

Accept new statuses or forget about elections – FIFA tells Ghanaian clubs

The Normalisation Committee of the Ghana Football Association has proposed a reduction of the number of delegates for Congress from 124 to 120.

This figure signifies an amendment from the earlier proposal of 98 which was met by a lot of objections by the clubs before today’s meeting.

So the new proposal is 120. This is, however, awaiting approval or disapproval.

The proposal which is article 26 of the GFA revised Statutes, allocated 2 slots for each Premier League club, making it a total of 32 votes for the top division clubs, 8 for elite Women’s League Competition, “5 of which should be women” and 48 delegates restored for Division One League Clubs.

Christian Atsu pays admission fee of University student

The dream of 17-year-old Abdul Hamid Ibrahim to become a mining engineer has come alive after Black Stars and Newcastle midfielder, Christian Atsu paid his university admission fees.

Hamid, from the mining town of Obuasi in the Ashanti region of Ghana had 7A’s in his West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination,WASSCE, but because his mother, Hajaratu Osman invested her savings with one of Ghana’s ailing banks, there was no way the young man could have achieved his dreams, as all efforts by the mother to retrieve her money had proven futile.

After hearing of the CCF Educational Support Scholarship which has Christian Atsu as a sponsor, Abdul Hamid and his mother rushed to Accra to access the scholarship.

The young man was full of joy as he received the scholarship and money to return to Obuasi to prepare for school. “I am highly grateful to Christian Atsu for his support. Without him, I was going to stay at home”, the teary young man told crimecheckghana

His mother was full of joy, “may God bless Christian Atsu and give him more football playing years. He has brought hope to my son”

The CCF Educational Support Scholarship targets brilliant but needy students in Ghana who cannot make it to the university because of financial difficulties.

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