Akuapem Poloo’s 7-year-old son can be taken away from her – Social Welfare Department

Akuapem Poloo’s 7-year-old son can be taken away from her – Social Welfare Department

Samuel Anaglattey, Head of Foster Care Services Unit at the Department of Social Welfare has revealed that the 7-year-old son of popular actress Rosemond Brown aka Akuapem Poloo can be taken from her for safety reasons when need be. According to him, the Social Welfare Department has the mandate to remove the child from his mother, if findings from their investigations suggest that the child is in harms way. “That is dependent on the sort of investigation we have conducted, but I’m just letting you know that it could get…

I received Sir John’s death with “great shock”, “deep sadness” – Akufo-Addo

I received Sir John’s death with “great shock”, “deep sadness” – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has said: “I received the news of the death of Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, aka Sir John, with great shock and deep sadness”. Indeed, he said, “the disbelief and grief expressed by many at the news of his death are testimony to how people, in and out of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), felt about him”. The head of the Forestry Commission died Wednesday night while in intensive care at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital for COVID-19. Paying tribute to Mr Owusu Afriyie, President Akufo-Addo described him as…

393 new COVID-19 cases take Ghana’s caseload to 18,134 with 13,550 recoveries

393 new COVID-19 cases take Ghana’s caseload to 18,134 with 13,550 recoveries

Ghana’s COVID-19 case count is now 18,134 after the Ghana Health Service confirmed 393 new cases. The number of people who have recovered and discharged is 13,550. Currently, there are 4,467 active cases. The death toll is also now 117. So far, a total of 300,520 tests have been conducted. Regional breakdown §  Greater Accra Region – 10,087 §  Ashanti Region – 3,676 §  Western Region – 1,556 §  Central Region – 973 §  Eastern Region – 668 §  Volta Region – 346 §  Upper East Region – 274 § …

NPP’s Sir John is dead

NPP’s Sir John is dead

Former General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as Sir John, has passed away. He is reported to have died on Wednesday, evening at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital after a short illness. The renowned lawyer-cum-politician died after testing positive for the novel Coronavirus, GhanaWeb gathered. Sir John reportedly succumbed to complications of the disease while undergoing treatment at the ICU of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. Until his death, Sir John was the CEO of the Forestry Commission. He was appointed as the CEO of the…

‘Angry’ Asamoah Gyan warns fraudsters over fake Twitter account

‘Angry’ Asamoah Gyan warns fraudsters over fake Twitter account

Iconic Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan has warned he will take drastic action against scammers who are using fake Twitter identification to damage his hard-won reputation. The 34-year-old is angry by fraudsters who have created several fake accounts to cause harm to his global image. Some bloggers have made news out of unscrupulous account attributed to the former Sunderland hitman. Gyan has issued a strongly worded statement against such fraudsters, warning he will take legal action against media that relies on such fake hubs. Source: Ghana Soccernet

Over $2.2 million spent on abrogated league season – GFA discloses

Over .2 million spent on abrogated league season – GFA discloses

The Ghana Football Association says it has spent more than $2.2 million on the 2019/2020 league season which was officially cancelled on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Communication Director of the GFA, Henry Asante Twum, disclosed this hours after the season was declared null and void following the COVID-19 pandemic. “2.2 million dollars was spent on the 2019/2020 football season. This comprises money spent by the FA, StarTimes and MTN. The football association spent at least 6,000 Ghana cedis on every match day. These monies went into paying referees, cameramen and VMO’s,” he…

IT expert in court for operating without license

IT expert in court for operating without license

Kwame Adade, an information technology expert, on Wednesday appeared before an Accra Circuit Court for providing electronic communication service without license. Adade, aged 51, is alleged to have rented a place at Premier Towers within the Ministries enclave and installed various electronic communication equipment, which he used to route international calls through unapproved routes to Ghana. Additionally, Adade allegedly terminated calls illegally and transformed them into local calls with Vodafone numbers 23333026101180 and 0233302740040. Charged with providing electronic communication service without license, Adade pleaded not guilty. The Court, presided over…

11 die in gory Obuasi crash

11 die in gory Obuasi crash

Eleven people died and dozens wounded after a commercial Sprinter bus collided with a fully loaded passenger Ford bus on the Dunkwa-Obuasi highway on Monday night. The crash happened at about 9:30 p.m. at Anwona, near Obuasi, about 55 kilometres away from Kumasi. It took rescuers made up of fire and police officers more than an hour to get all the passengers out of the 207 Sprinter bus with registration number GT 397 – 14 that was travelling from Dunkwa-on-Offin to Obuasi, as well as the Ford bus registered GE…

You’ll pay GHS100, GHS250 for Ghana card if you want home, premium service – NIA

You’ll pay GHS100, GHS250 for Ghana card if you want home, premium service – NIA

Ghanaians who could not be captured for the Ghana card in the National Identification Authority’s mass registration exercise nationwide, will have to pay GHS100 if they want to be registered at home or in their offices, the Executive Secretary Prof Ken Attafuah has said. There is also a “premium” service delivery package that goes for GHS250. “Organisations can write to the NIA through the Executive Secretary for us to come and do institutional registration”, Prof Attafuah told Accra-based Joy FM, adding: “That is at a fee of GHS100 per person”.…

Pray for Tinny, he has tested positive for COVID-19 – Nii Funny

Pray for Tinny, he has tested positive for COVID-19 – Nii Funny

Information surfacing on social media has it that Ghanaian rapper, Tinny, has tested positive for Coronavirus. This was made known by his colleague singer, Nii Funny, who took to social media to update his followers about Tinny’s condition and asked them to pray for his friend. He shared a photo of Tinny with the caption “COVID 19 Is Real Ghanaians Should Pray For Tinny He Has Tested Positive”. Ghana has so far recorded over 13,000 cases with 10,074 Recoveries and 85 Deaths. The rapper himself is yet to make a…