The police in Bekwai have arrested a Chinese illegal miner who is alleged to have shot and wounded three Ghanaians with an AK 47 assault rifle. The suspect, Xia Gui Xiang, who was arrested five days ago, has been remanded in police custody pending further investigations. His victims, who were rushed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, are receiving emergency medical care. The victims - identified as Kofi Bobie, Kwame Kyerematen and Kwaku Manu - were said to have been shot when they joined others
The presidential candidates of the four political parties with representation in Parliament will, this evening, square off in a contest of ideas at the first 2012 Presidential Debate in Tamale in the Northern Region. The candidates who are due to speak at the forum are President John Dramani Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Michael Abu Sakara Forster of the Convention People's Party (CPP) and Mr. Hassan Ayariga of the People's National Convention (PNC).
At least 200 traders lost their stores and stalls at the Mallam Market in Accra when fire raged through the market early yesterday. The fire, said to have started from a shop about 5:30 a.m., extended to provision and confectionary stores, boutiques, saloons and tailoring shops. That brought business activities at the market to a standstill and caused a huge traffic jam on the Mallam-McCarthy stretch of the Mallam-Kasoa Road. While traders blamed the situation on erratic electricity supply
JUSTIN Katinan Kone, a former Ivorian Minister of Budget, was yesterday put before the Accra 'Ietropolitan Assembly (AMA) :Hagistrate Court for allegedly murdering two Ivorian nationals in March, 2011. Kane .- who wore a multi-coloured A frican print shirt --looked surprised, shook his head in disbelief, scratched his head and occasionally rubbed his hands on his face \\ hen the charges of one count of conspiracy and two counts of murder were read out to him bv a court clerk. In • the murder case before the AMA District Magistrate Court, Kane was alleged to have conspired
Ghana has denied any involvement in last Friday's armed skirmishes at a border town in Cote d' Ivoire. The National Security Coordinator, Lt Col Larry Gbevlo-Lartey, told the Daily Graphic yesterday that the incident at the border town of Noe in Cote d' Ivoire “was purely an internal Ivorian matter and Ghana has no hand in it”. He has, accordingly, challenged the Ivorian authorities to show “proof of Ghana's involvement in the matter”. He reiterated the government resolve not to allow anybody or group of persons
President John Dramani Mahama says the decision as to who becomes the next President of Ghana in the December 7, 2012 election is in the hands of God. He has, therefore, urged Ghanaians to conduct themselves peacefully in the electioneering and on election day to maintain the prevailing peace in the country. “It is only God who installs a chief. It is God who will give us the one who deserves to lead us. We have to put everything in the hands of God to lead us,” he said. President Mahama made the statement on Saturday at a durbar of chiefs and people of Tarkwa
Consultations are underway between the government and family of the late President John Evans Atta Mills on an acceptable date for the burial and funeral of the departed President. Official sources have indicated that August 02, 09 and 16, 2012, are being considered as possible dates for the funeral. Indications are that the August 09 date may be out of the question because it is considered too close, taking into consideration the elaborate preparations that will have to go into the organisation of the funeral.
President John Evans Atta Mills, has challenged NDC faithful and functionaries to go out and propagate the achievements of the government. He said the resources put in the custody of his administration had been expended for their intended purpose, urging that “those stories must be told”. “I have no fears; let’s work hard, let’s work together, let them know that the resources they have given us have been judiciously used,” President Mills said when he interacted with the Castle Press Corps on the eve of his 68th birthday.
A Former clerk of Parliament, Mr Rex Owusu-Ansah, has pointed out that section 11 of the Presidential Transitional Act 2012, breachers articles 95 (3) and 112 (1) of the 1992 Constitution. For instance, Articles 112 (1) on sessions of Parliament and how the Speaker of Parliament could by Constitutional Instrument summon Parliament, directly contravened section 11 of the Presidential Transitional Act 2012. The former clerk of parliament made the observation in the series of seminars on the country’s political and administrative
The Koforidua High Court has sentenced two brothers, Ayitey Tetteh and Ayitey Angmor, to death by hanging. The two, who pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy and murder of their relative, Fiagbor Larweh, were found guilty by a seven-member jury. Larweh’s bullet-ridden body was found on a farm at Sappor, a farming community near Akosombo, on October 5, 2007. Three others, Awosayo Angbor, Felix Teye and Stephen Odonkor, who were initially apprehended with the convicts