- Man losses eyes after NPP, NDC supporters clash in Bisease
An activist of the NDC in the Adjumako-Enyan-Essiem District of the Central Region, Samuel Asare, has his right eye almost removed at Bisease on Saturday when thugs of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) reportedly attacked him.
The unprovoked attack occurred at about 9:30 pm when the victim, Samuel Asare together with other three persons on board an NDC van were going round and announcing to supporters of the NDC of planned keep fit.
Samuel and his other colleagues were peacefully making the announcement in an area close to the residence of the father of the incumbent Member of Parliament for the area, Mr. Ato For son.
While they were in the area, a group of NPP supporters who were having a meeting in a nearby house felt the NDC supporters were disturbing them with their announcement and severely attacked them.
The victim said the NPP thugs physically assaulted them without any apparent reason or provocation.
The NDC supporters reported the incident to the Bisease police station to lodge a complaint.
Narrating the ordeal, the victim said the police man who was at the counter said “this is politics so you must go and settle it out with them and try to be careful”.
He alleged that while they were at the police station, the NPP thugs led by the driver of Mr J N Okyere, Managing Director of Comptran Engineering and Planning Associate, stormed the police station and brutalized them at the full glare of the police.
In the cause of the ensuing gruesome victimization, one of the rampage thugs who has been identified as ‘Rasta’pulled out a bunch of car keys from his pocket and stabbed the victim, Samuel Asare in his right eye injuring him in the process.
An eye witness who spoke to this reporter accounted that the culprit immediately after the barbaric attack took to his heels to seek refuge at a nearby house.
Investigation conducted by this reporter revealed that no arrest has been made by the police at Bisease yet despite the fact that the incident occurred right in their presence.
The victim, Samuel Asare, who is in a very critical condition, is currently receiving treatment at the emergency unit of the Our Lady of Grace hospital at Berman Essikuma.
Efforts made to contact the district police commander for further checks proved futile as calls to his phones went unanswered.
- Chief Justice Georgina Wood announces retirement
Ghana’s first female Chief Justice, Her Ladyship Georgina Theodora Wood would be ending her tenure in eight months.
She has ahead of her departure asked her friends, colleagues and the entire country to pray for her indicating that “although it’s not ended, this is rather when I need His (God) grace and support more.”
Her ladyship is retiring later in May 2017 because per the statutes of Ghana, the Chief Justice like any other Justice of the Superior Courts, may voluntarily retire upon reaching the age of 60 or S/He can stay on until the compulsory retirement age of 70.
Madam Georgina Wood, 69 years was born on June 8, 1947 which means she attains the ripe old age of wisdom -70 in June 2017, hence her hint of exiting the position of the fourth highest arm of government.
She was appointed and sworn in by former President John Agyekum Kufour and assumed office on 15th June, 2007. Prior to that position, she had turned down an appointment to the Supreme Court by Former President Kufour in 2002 November.
With a beautiful career etched in the annals of Ghanaian history, Mrs Wood became popular in 2006 when she chaired the Georgina Wood Committee, was set up to investigate the disappearance of some 77 parcels of cocaine from a ship know as the MV Benjamin.
That high-profile case drew huge public attention which made the ‘Georgina Wood Commission’ a household name.
Addressing members of the Bench and Bar of the Ghanaian Judiciary at the special church service to open the 59th Legal Year, Her Ladyship Georgina Wood said “Brothers and sisters please thank the Lord for me.
Although its not ended, eight months more, this is rather when I need his grace and support more. I thank each one of you my colleagues on the Supreme Court who have faithfully worshipped with me year after year… I thank you all for your continuing prayer and support. I know thousands of people – that one is not lost on me… Thousands of people have borne me before the Lord and this is the reason why the Lord, in answer to their prayer, sustained me and kept me till this day.”
She continued by indicating that “one of the promises I believe in is what God says that if you give a cup of water to a prophet, you shall receive a prophets reward.
So for all those who have interceded for me, may the Lord meet each one of you at your point of need and may he bless you abundantly.”
She was preceded by George Kingsley Acquah and has been at the helm of affairs for 9 years 4 months.
- ‘NDC Aluta Boys’ chases Inusa Fuseini, chases his car
A vigilante group, the Aluta Boys in Tamale, which affiliates itself with the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), has impounded the campaign vehicle of the Tamale Central Member of Parliament, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini.
The branded double cabin Nissan pickup with registration number GN3625-14 was seized at Changli on Saturday October 1, 2016.
It coincided with the Tamale lawmaker’s campaign launch at the Tamale Jubilee Park which some critics have described as flamboyant.
The angry NDC youth among other reasons, accused Inusah Fuseini, who’s also the Roads and Highways Minister of failing to secure them better jobs.
They claimed he is not trustworthy as compared to the Tamale South Legislator, Haruna Iddrisu
They have since vowed never to release the vehicle pending Mr. Fuseini’s response to their demands. Shatta Wale’s Ghc150, 000 show Dancehall Artiste, Shatta Wale, among other local musicians in Tamale performed at the campaign launch.
Citi News’ deep throat sources within the Aluta Boys camp alleged that the Tamale central Legislator’s campaign team paid Shatta Wale Ghc150, 000 to perform at the event.
This, according to them, incurred their wrath to seize the campaign vehicle. They described that act as an insult to the NDC foot soldiers in the Tamale central constituency.
They argued that Shatta Wale is neither a northerner nor a constituent in Tamale central
- Ignore Akuffo Addo, he has no track record – Veep Amissah
The Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has called on the rank and file of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to discount the opposition NPP Presidential candidate for the December 7th elections Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo since has no track records to show.
He made the statement when he addressed hundreds of NDC party supporter at the campaign launch of NDC’s Parliamentary candidate for Asuadei Mr Cris Boadi in the Ahafo Ano South East Constituency of the Ashanti region on Saturday.
He said the NDC took over for the NPP because of its performance during the former President Kuffours reign. Adding that even with President Kuffour’s Track record that Nana Addo seeks to ride on and is campaigning with he sacking all the Kuffour men, so what record is he riding on he asked.
He called on the NDC members no to listen to the NPP but rather intensify their door to door campaign in the communities to ensure a resounding victory for President Mahama and the party in December.
He cautioned them to conduct themselves in peaceful atmospheres before and after the elections .And advised against complacency and work tirelessly until victory is achieved
The Vice President Kwesi Amissah- Arthur further asked the NDC supporters to target the floating voters and explain to them that the NDC is a development oriented party.
He said as they can witness the John Mahama government has done a lot for the region .in the area of massive infrastructure development and would continue to do more hence the need to give john Mahama another term. Together with Mr Cris Boadi so that he can complement the effort of President Mahama in parliament for the second term in office .
He said continuity is key since others don’t believe in that and would stall development. Therefore, a vote for President Mahama and the NDC is a vote for development.
The chief for the area praised government for the numerous development projects and the Goodwill of the NDC in the area of massive infrastructure development that they have witnessed. They said most of the promises that the NDC has been activated, while other projects are going on. He prayed that Ghanaians conduct themselves in an atmosphere of peace and before and after the elections.
Other speakers included former national organizer of the NDC Yaw Boateng Gyan, Ashanti regional Minister Hon Alexander Ackon, NDC Ashanti Regional chairmanMr yaw Obimpeh and the deputy Ashanti regional Minister and Mr Gabriel Barimah a District Chief Executive of the area alias Twiaa DCE.
- Krachi Chief endorses Mahama’s new 5 region policy
The Paramount Chief of Krachi, Nana Mprah Mesemuna has backed the National Democratic Congress’ manifesto promise of creating five more regions across the country.
Nana Mprah said the people of northern Volta massively support this manifesto promise and hopes the Northern Volta will be allocated a region out of the five government wants to create.
He was speaking on Saturday at the climax of the annual Krachi Yam festival celebrations at Krachi in the Krachi East district.
According to him, the clamour for a region in Northern Volta has been pending for a long time, with successive governments failing to honour the wishes of the people of Northern Volta
He said his outfit has petitioned president John Mahama over the matter and hopes their dream will finally materialize.
“…According to the NDC manifesto, it is the declared intention of the party to create five more regions in the country.
“I can say with authority that we the people of Northern Volta region massively support this policy and this support cuts across the political divide,” he said.
He added all the eight districts in Northern Volta started agitating for the creation of the Northern Volta region during the Rawlings and Kufuor eras and hope their wish will finally be executed.
Source: Ghana Web