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Chaos: Agbogbloshie scrap dealers fires shots at police over de-congestion exercise –



The scrap dealers at Agbogbloshie in Accra are resisting the decongestion exercise by the Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council.

The scrap dealers and onion traders at Agbogbloshie are being relocated to Adjen Kotoku to help free the congestion in the central business district of Accra as part of the agenda “Make Accra work again” initiated by the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Mr Henry Quartey.

Graphic Online’s reporter Joshua Bediako Koomson who is with the team undertaking the exercise reports that the de-congestion exercise started Thursday morning was moving smoothly until the team arrived at the scrap dealers section.

The dealers set used vehicle tyres ablaze in protest against their removal from the spot.

According to our reporter Joshua Bediako, “They are firing shots and throwing stones at the security personnel.”

“They also started burning tyres”, he added.

He said the exercise aimed at removing onion traders and scrap dealers to Adjen Kotoku was peaceful until they reached the scrapyard.

The scrap dealers argued that they were not served any notice to vacate the place.

“So the military had to intervene by firing warning shots to disperse them,” he added.

Source: graphiconline

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On his 63rd birthday, JDM gives out Glucometers to diabetes patients



John Dramani Mahama gives out Glucometers to diabetes patients on his 63rd birthday

Former President John Dramani Mahama on Monday visited the Diabetes Centre of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital to distribute to the patients Glucometers on the occasion of his 63rd birthday.

Accompanied by his wife, Lordina, and children, President Mahama presented to the Centre, 150 Glucometers with strips to be given out to diabetes patients.

Lordina Mahama

Lordina Mahama

Mr. Mahama told the patients in the presence of the management of both the hospital and the Centre that he was very happy to be at the Centre and was hopeful that the Glucometers will help them check and monitor their blood glucose levels at home.

He also used the occasion to advice Ghanaians to adopt healthy lifestyles. “As I donate these glucometers, I urge you to adopt healthy lifestyles, increase your physical activity, eat healthy diets and check your weight”.

The former president was received by the Chief Executive of the Hospital Dr. Opoku Ware Ampomah, the Head of the Diabetes Centre Dr. Yacoba Atiase and other senior directors.

Dr. Ampomah thanked President Mahama and his family for his decision to visit the diabetes centre, noting that diabetes is one of the silent killers in Ghana. He encouraged prominent people like Mr. Mahama to help bring attention to the dangers of diabetes.

John Mahama and Lordina Mahama

The Head of the Diabetes Centre, Dr. Atiase, also praised the former president for selecting the centre and coming to the aid of patients and bringing attention to diabetes.

The wife of the former President, Mrs. Lordina Dramani Mahama shared hot meals with the patients and staff of the Centre.

Below are images from the occasion.

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MMDCE Nomination: Adansi South Nominee gets %100 confirmation –



The Adansi South District Assembly in the Ashanti Region has confirmed the DCE nominee Hon. Francis Kwabena Ankomah.

The President’s nominee for Adansi South District, Hon Francis Kwabena Ankomah Populary known as Hon. Oti who is the incumbent was re-nominated by the president among one former NPP Parliamentary candidate for the New Edubiase Constituenc Mr. Kyei Baffour De-graft who also filed for the nomination.

29 Assembly members and 12 government appointees making 41 all voted yes to confirm the nominee which represents 100%.

The program was attended by all District Heads of Departments.

NPP New Edubiase Constituency Chairman Mr. Prince Anfo Boahen and some party Executives also graced the occasion.

In attendance also was the NDC Member of Parliament for New Edubiase Constituency Hon. Abdul Salam Adams and the party’s Constituency Chairman, Mr. Oheneba Kwabena Andoh.

In his speech, the MP emphasized that, the assembly is made of members from NPP and NDC but none of them voted against the nominee. He said that signifies the unity and co-operation between the nominee and the assembly members and it means they are going to work together for the development of Adansi South District and Ghana as well.

NPP Ashanti regional Youth Organizer Denis Kwakwa who represented the Ashanti Regional Minister Hon. Simon Osei Mensah stated that, he was very happy to see the NDC MP for New Edubiase Constituency Hon. Abdul Salam Adams at the program to support the nominee. He added that, he thank the assembly members for voting once to confirm the nominee.

The DCE, Hon. Francis Kwabena Ankomah, thanked all the assembly members for voting yes without a single no, he promised to collaborate with all the assembly members to work and bring development to their various electoral areas. He appreciated the presence of the Member of Parliament and the NDC party.

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Policeman frees female suspect after sex with her in cells –



A confidential report says the policeman released Theresa Forson, who is awaiting sentencing, after the sexual favour in the female cells on Saturday


A policeman stationed at Nkanfoa Police Station in the Central Region allegedly released a female suspect on Saturday (25 September) after having sex with her in the female cells.

A service report on the incident said the policeman, Lance Corporal Isaac Apomah, freed Theresa Forson, who is awaiting sentencing for an undisclosed offence, around 2am after sexual intercourse with her in the cells.

Lance Corporal Apomah is being held while further investigations take place.

The confidential police report seen by said Forson was produced by her family members in the morning “since they were aware the convict was supposed to be in police custody”.

Top sources in the Ghana Police Service say the police officer and the female suspect could be arraigned in court on Monday (27 September).

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