Stop prophesying election outcome – Dr. Boadi Nyamekye
The General Overseer of The Maker’s House Chapel International (TMHCI), Dr Michael Boadi Nyamekye, has cautioned against the tendency of some men of God predicting the outcome of this year’s elections.
He said it had almost become a norm for some gospel preachers to use their pulpits to declare the outcome of the 2016 elections and added that if the situation was left unchecked, it could be a recipe for public disorder.
Angry GBC workers lock down 3 directors; asks NMC to dissolve them
Workers of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) have given a one-week ultimatum to the National Media Commission (NMC) for the dissolution of the board of the corporation.
To back that demand, the workers last Friday prevented three top management members who are loyal to the board from accessing the premises of the corporation.
They have also called for all workers who were employed by the embattled board and paid through GBC’s internally generated funds (IGF) to leave the corporation with immediate effect.
Alleged car jacker gunned down by Police in shootout
A 32-year-old man, Richard Opoku, was on Sunday gunned down in a shootout with police at Katamanso near Tema in Greater Accra after trying to steal a Hyundai Sonata saloon car.
Four others believed to be his accomplices however managed to escape.
They were said to have taken the car at gun point at the Titanic Beach at Community 3, Tema at about 7:00pm.
According to the owner of the car, Suraj Umar, he was sitting in the vehicle along the beach with a female friend when the five men, two of whom were masked and attacked with locally manufactured pistols.
Umar and his lady friend were pulled out of the vehicle and escorted to the shore by Opoku and his gang and were abandoned there. They came to back to check on car and found out that the robbers went away with the car.
Umar made to a report to nearest police station. They apprehended the robbers and in turn the robbers engaged the police in a shootout which resulted in the death of the robbers and the rest fleed.
Miner fined 3,600 for defrauding 13 people
A former worker of Chirano Gold Mine Limited (CGML) has been fined GH¢ 3,600 for defrauding 13 people off an amount of GH¢ 18,000.
Atta Kwabena, who is unemployed, pleaded guilty to the charge of defrauding.
Prosecuting, Detective Chief Inspector Oscar Amponsah said the complainant is Mr Emmanuel Nana Asante, a staff of the Gold Fields Ghana Limited, Tarkwa mine.
Inspector Amponsah said in November, 2013, Kwabena informed the complainant to organise some men in Tarkwa so that he could assist them to get employment at CGML.
Based on the information, Mr Asante convinced the 13 people and Kwabena demanded GH¢1,500 from each person before giving them the jobs.
He said although the complainant gave the money to the convict at Tarkwa, he failed to fulfil the promise and went into hiding.
The complainant, therefore, reported the matter to the police, and Kwabena was arrested on March 21, 2015 from his hideout in Takoradi
He admitted the offence in his caution statement.
Veep meets Ntrotroso Chief’s request by donating bus to nursing college
The vice president, Mr Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, has presented a 52-seater Mercedes Benz bus to the Ntotroso College of Nursing at Ntotroso in the Asutifi North District in the Brong Ahafo Region. It was a request made by the Chief of Ntrotroso; Ntotrosohene, Barimah Twereku Apem III on behalf of the Ntrotroso College of Nursing.
Barima Apem expressed appreciation to the government for providing the district with not only its share of the nation cake but also the critical needs of the people to improve on their living conditions.
ECG workers demonstrate; demand removal of MD
Workers of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) Monday morning embarked on a demonstration at the company’s head office asking for the removal from office of the Managing Director, Mr Robert Dwamena whom they said had attained the compulsory retirement age of 60 years.
They claimed the Managing Director of ECG has served his term and needs to hang the boots to allow others to take over. They relayed newsmen around that the MD has betrayed their trust, his tenure of office is over amidst others on placards.
Ghana Designer of US’s African American museum honored
A renowned Ghanaian architect, Mr David Adjaye, has been honoured by the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) for his outstanding achievement in architecture.
He was presented with a citation by the Chairman of the NDPC, Professor Kwesi Botchwey, at the Archi-Afrika Design and Architecture Gallery at James Town in Accra last Friday.