Month: July 2015

Grandparents Jailed 10yrs For Human Trafficking

Two Togolese nationals, who conspired to sell their 22 months old grandson for GH¢12,000, have been handed a 10-year jail term by an Accra Circuit Court for human trafficking. They are Yaw Amediame Kondo and Kosuavi Kondo aka Nkua Kondo, both farmers based at Eduano, near Assin Fosu in the Central Region. The police have also intensified the search for the third accomplice Dodzi Kondo, the father of the child who is alleged to have hatched the plan to sell the child. According to the prosecution, led by ASP Stephen Adjei, the convicts on July 1, 2015 at Eduano and Kasoa respectively conspired to sell the child to one C/Insp. […]

Fuel Prices Likely To Go Down 25%

  The Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors (CBOD) is estimating a reduction of about 25 percent in the ex-refinery price of fuel products on Thursday. This comes on the back of pressure on the Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) to reduce fuel prices. Speaking at the launch of the CBOD’s plan to publish the price indicators which show how fuel prices are computed and determined, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Chamber, Senyo Horsi stated that this reduction is mainly due to the appreciation of the cedi against the dollar. “One thing about the XPI that we should understand is that that is not necessarily what BDCs will also do. […]

Chinese gov’t ‘bounces’ Ghana’s loan request for 3 road projects .

The Chinese government has refused aLOAN application by the government of Ghana for the construction of some three road projects. In a letter dated June 26, 2015 addressed to the Finance Minister Seth Terkper and intercepted by Joy News, the Chinese government says the road projects in question are not viable enough for them to sponsor. The government of Ghana had applied for aLOAN from the Chinese government to help it construct the Accra Outer ring road project; the Mankessim-Agona Swedru-Nsawam Road Re-construction project and the Dodowa-Kpong & Somanya Akuse Junction Road Re-Construction project and four others. But in a reply the Chinese government says its concessionalLOAN facility cannot be […]

Massive police deployment at Talensi ahead of by-election

  The Upper East Regional Police command has outlined an elaborate security plan with the deployment of armed officers and armoured vehicles ahead of Tuesday bye-election in Talensi. Later today both the NPP and the NDC will be wrapping up their campaigns with two mammoth rallies in the constituency. Police spokesperson ASP Thomas Agbanyo, told Joy News two armed policemen will be placed at each of the 74 polling stations in the constituency. “And then in the 22 electoral areas, a senior [police] officer will man each electoral area. Apart from that patrol teams will be moving around the constituency to make sure that they maintain law and order,” he […]

Re: Wereko-Brobby cited for awarding ¢2.9m contract illegally

This is a rejoinder sent to us by the chief executive of the defunct Ghana@50 Secretariat, Dr Charles Wereko-Brobby, to our story of Saturday, the 4th of July 2015. The story is titled “Wereko-Brobby cited for awarding ¢2.9m contract illegally” and was based on the report of the Judgment Debt Commission. The facts as contained in the story which can be accessed here , reflect exactly what is captured in the authentic public document. Please read below an unedited version of Dr. Wereko-Brobby rejoinder: I have read your headline report of the above title in today’s edition of myjoyonline The source of the report is supposedly “a copy of the […]

Ghanaian Pastors Condemns Gay Marriage Saying: “Obama Is A Beast”

On ATV’S “Anopa Bosuo” show, two renowned Ghanaian pastors condemned gay marriage and the legalization of homosexuality referring to the American president Barrack Obama as the Beast. In their respective opinion, they stated that as children of the cross, committed to biblical truth, we affirm the biblical definition of marriage as a sacred union between one man and one woman therefore it will be a tragic error for any leader of this country to legalize gay marriage or even just endorsed the act of homosexuality. Rev. Jeremiah Boakye Ansah –‘Any president or leader of this country who will suggest or even think of legalizing gay marriage is an agent of […]

Akufo-Addo Bears Transportation Cost For Stranded Sodom And Gomorrah Residents

  The NPP flag bearer explained to Atinka News that, he was touched by the plight of the residents hence the decision to donate an amount of GHC5000 to cover their transportation cost. The party’s Womens’ Organiser, Otiko Djaba also said arrangements had been made to provide food for the residents “so that they can eat whilst on their journey back home”. According to the residents, the ruling government was being discriminatory in the relocation of residents adding that members of the NDC were being given preferential treatment to the disadvantage of perceived political opponents. They therefore expressed gratitude to Nana Akufo Addo for coming to their aid and gave […]

Militants in northern Mali kill five peacekeepers

  UN and French soldiers patrol near Gao city, northern Mali, on May 30, 2015. By Philippe Desmazes (AFP/File) Bamako (AFP) – Militants killed five United Nations soldiers on Thursday in Mali’s restive northern desert, sources from the organisation’s peacekeeping mission told AFP. “Five peacekeepers from Burkina Faso were killed on Thursday between Timbuktu and Goundam, during an attack by terrorists,” said a source in MINUSMA, the UN’s force in the west African nation. Another source within the mission said nine peacekeepers were wounded in the attack, which appeared to have been carried out by militants who were well-informed about the movements of the MINUSMA convoy. There was no immediate […]

Akufo-Addo condemns discrimination against Old Fadama residents

  The 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Thursday, July 2, 2015, came to the aid of 50 residents of Old Fadama, popularly referred to as ‘Sodom and Gomorrah’, who had indicated their desire to return home to the North after the demolition exercise of the settlement undertaken by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly. The residents had been tagged as ‘NPP supporters’ by officials of government in-charge of ensuring the transportation of Old Fadama residents desirous of returning to the North. Having been left to their fate the stranded residents congregated at the National Headquarters of the party in search of assistance. Upon hearing […]