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Military escort for Jean Mensa does not infringe on any laws in Ghana – GISAC

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I have read with keen interest and analytical view about the issues of why there must be military escort for the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission. Many has raised concerns and made subsequent suggestions that why not the police be made to provide personal protection for the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, those suggestions are all good, as per the laws and as prescribed by the constitution of Ghana it is the duty of the Ghana Police Service to protect lives and property, it is therefore right for anyone to suggest and call for police protection for the Chairperson.

I must state it clear that , the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission Mrs. Jean Mensa has a police officer who provide personal protection (Bodyguard) for her in 24/7hrs.
The state has a statutory duty to provide her with adequate security at every level, home, office, and other places.
In doing so at any point in time, when there appears to be an increase threat to her person and her family, the state has the duty to ensure that she and her family are adequately protected per the tenets of the laws of the country.
The Electoral Commission Chairperson by status can be equated to the rank of a higher court judge as a senior adjudicator.

THREATS TO HER LIFE.

It is a notorious fact that the life of the Electoral Commission Chairperson was put under threat by section of certain people in the country especially from the NDC National Chairman, Mr Ofosu Ampofo, who was heard on a recorded tape leaked from a supposed meeting he held with his party (NDC) communicators where he threatened to kidnap the EC Chairperson and her family members.
We have heard also the kind of verbal attack to her person from certain conners and people from the NDC.
Prior to her commencement of duty in preparation of a new voters register , certain individuals made it a duty to issue all manner of threats to the entire commissioners of the Electoral Commission.

It will be so preposterous for anyone to suggest that adequate security should not be provided for the Chairperson.
The Inspector General of Police and the Chief of Defense Staff both know by duty and laws as prescribed by the constitution of the country, whose duty it is to provide personal protection for any VIP in the country.

For anyone to think or suggest that the IGP and the CDS does not know what their duties are, is very wrong and mischievous. No citizens knows the duty of IGP and the CDS more than they both know with not less than over three decades of long service in their respective fields.
I must emphasize that there have been several instances where both police and military are assigned to perform certain duties in ensuring that adequate and systematic operational arrangements and targets are sufficiently and successfully implemented.
In such instances the overall aim and objective is to ensure that safety and security as required is provided.

The laws mandates the commanders of both institutions to collaborate in operations aimed at achieving a common goal.
There is therefore nothing and absolutely nothing wrong with military personnel present around the Supreme Court premises or the Electoral Commission office premises to augment the strength of the police to provide security as a national assignment.
In fact both the First and Second Lady have Military personnel stationed at their respective offices as a national assignment or duty in collaboration with the police to provide security and there is no such laws which prevent same.

Police intelligence and military intelligence always aims at same objective which is to ensure that preventive measures are always put in place to forestall any form of security breaches.

In a situation where a national chairman is heard on a tape to have issued a ton of threats to the Chairperson, and has gone ahead explaining their modus both covert and overt to ensure that he and his would-be accomplices achieve their targets, I don’t want to assume that the state will treat such strong worded and well explained and calculated mode of operations by the criminals with kids-glove.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with military and police providing security and personal protection for a VIP such as the chairpersons of the electoral commission whose life has been put under threat by an aggrieved political party such as NDC whose flag bearer Mr John Dramani Mahama , told the world that, when it comes to violence no one can beat them to it. We must not take the threats by overt and covert modus lightly.

At any point in time when necessary, the Commander In Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces reserves the right and absolute authority to command the military to provide personal protection for any citizen whose life is in excessive danger in their palaces.

below are some of the images which got viral on social media on the issue

Signed.
Samuel Nana Appiah Owusu
Executive Director,
Global Intelligence And Security Analysis Center (GISAC)

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LAUTECH University Lecturer S3kz Tape Goes Viral (Video)

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The Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) is currently topping the Twitter trend following the release of another s3x tape allegedly involving one of its lecturers.

The footage which was put out on the microblogging platform shows a middle-aged man been filmed by a third party having his way with a lady whose face was shielded.

This is coming weeks after a young lady alleged to be a LAUTECH student was filmed in a series of leaked s3x footage.

However, the authorities of the university had denied knowledge of her, decrying how the public soil the name of the school.

The policy of this website does not permit us to upload the video directly, but you can click on the link below, as always, to watch the leaked videos.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH LAUTECH UNIVERSITY LECTURER LEAK TAPE

 

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HIV-AIDS, Cancer and other dangerous chronic diseases associated with LGBT People – ghanapublisher.com

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The LGBT group in Ghana organized a fundraising which was attended by several diplomats including the Australian High Commissioner who pledged to support the group.

After the organization, tension has mounted in the country with a lot of opinion leaders advocating against LGBT in the country (Ghana).

An official notice cited by our news desk indicated the president of Ghana ordered the closure of the LGBT office with immediate effect.

Aside the evil tag against the act, there are a lot of dangerous chronic health implication with people who involve themselves in the LGBT.

A lot of LGBT health research funding and public attention still goes to AIDS.

But the LGBT community also experiences higher rates of other less visible health issues, like high blood pressure and earlier onset of disabilities, according to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation Research report.

On top of that, LGBT adults face more challenges in getting healthcare.

Stress and anxiety that’s fueled by discrimination are the likely culprits, say many experts.

These stresses can occur on many fronts, such as hearing about constant LGBT legal battles, workplace discrimination, or being denied healthcare.

“There is minority stress,” Gilbert Gonzales, assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, told Health-line. “And it’s above the everyday stress. There’s also a lot of variation within the LGBT community.”

Another studyNTrusted Source of over 68,000 American adults found that lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults drank and smoked more heavily than heterosexual adults.

Gonzales, who co-authored the study, describes smoking and drinking as a “coping mechanism” for dealing with discrimination. “It could be drowning feelings by self-medicating,” he said.

Stress and anxiety are indeed linked to poor health outcomes, Carrie Henning-Smith, a research associate at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and who also co-authored the report, told Healthline.

“And we need to be concerned about it,” she said. “Homophobia is alive and well.”

As the federal government begins collecting more health data on sexual orientation, these disparities are finally coming to light, experts noted.

Bisexual people face the most health issues

Peeling away the health differences within the LGBT community is revealing, too.

For example, lesbian — and especially bisexual — women are more likely to be overweight than heterosexual women.

“And being overweight is a big risk factor for chronic diseases,” said Gonzalez.

Lesbian and bisexual women are also more likely to receive diagnoses with some cancers as well as higher rates of cardiovascular disease, according to the Kaiser Foundation report.

But bisexual people reported the poorest overall health.

They’re less likely to describe their health as excellent and had higher levels of distress. This group was also the least likely to be insured and also avoided getting medical care in the past year due to cost.

“Bisexuals do have the highest health risks,” said Henning-Smith, who passionately believes that all people should have a chance to have a healthy life. “One theory is that they’re a minority within a minority.”

Gay men can suffer from little-discussed health issues too, such as eating disorders fueled by body image.

According to studies, gay men were seven times more likely to report binging and 12 times more likely to report purging than heterosexual men.

Transgender college students are five times more likely to have an eating disorder than their peers.

And binge eating has serious side effects, such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

“Binging can also lead to social isolation,” Dr. Stephanie Setliff, medical director at the Eating Recovery Center in Dallas, told Healthline, as feelings of shame and guilt arise.

Finally, older members of the LGBT community face mounting health issues as they age.

According to a University of Washington study that examined health conditions among LGB adults over 50, lesbian and bisexual women are more likely to have chronic health conditions than heterosexual women.

These health conditions include strokes, heart attacks, and asthma.

“This is a population that isn’t getting the attention it deserves,” said Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, director of the Health Generations Hartford Center of Excellence at the University of Washington, in a press release about the study. “Lesbian and bisexual women tend to be more invisible.”

Aging gay men, lesbians, and bisexual people also usually lack family support and end up living alone.

They report higher rates of mental distress and isolation, according to a policy brief by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

However, when moving into nursing homes, elder abuse is rampant, too.

According to surveys, 43 percent of LGBTQ seniors have either been abused by caretakers or witnessed abuse, such as being evicted from long-term care facilities.

“This abuse is a hard one,” said Gonzales. “When health deteriorates, some will enter nursing homes. Often, that process leads them to go back into the closet.”

 

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Hilarious Reactions As Ghanaians Spot A “Giant Net” Covering Jubilee House

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From all indications, Jubilee House is undergoing renovation works, however, netizens have decided to tell the story their own way.

While others had fun with the photos, some social media users were of the view that the safety net had been there for so long, it does not make the presidential palace appealing any longer.

The Jubilee House was commission by the former president, John Agyekum Kufuor in 2008 to mark the Golden Jubilee anniversary of Ghana.

Ras Patrick Christman Catizo of Trotro Diaries saw the state of the presidential palace and thought he would get answers from his fellow group members.

Here is what people think is going on in the Jubilee House.

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