9 year old boy dies after fallen into hole filled with water

A 9-Year-old boy has lost his life when he fell into an uncovered hole filled with water in Assin Foso bypass road- under construction in the Assin Foso Municipality.

The hole is said to have been left uncovered by the Contractor and nothing indicates that there is a hole there to take a caution since work Commence,

According to an eyewitness, said the victim was sent by his teacher to send a mobile phone to his friend because he was not feeling well .

The victim has missed about two days ago, so a neighbour was passing by the hole and saw somebody in the hole and informed the resident
and entered the hole filled with water and retrieved the lifeless body.

The body of the victim has been deposited at the St. Francis Xavier Hospital while Assin Foso police are investigating the matter.

Story by: Nana Korankye Apomuden
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RAWLINGS CALLS FOR APPROPRIATE MINDSET AGAINST CORRUPTION

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has urged Ghanaians living abroad to transmit the quality of discipline and prudent management of resources they acquire out there, back to Ghana to help curb the scourge of corruption and discipline which continues to engulf our society.

He said while Ghana had made positives strides to enhance democracy and stabilize her economy towards growth and development, it is still grappling with corruption, noting that it “is important to appreciate the fact that keeping our moral fabric as a people intact and the appropriate mindset as citizens towards corruption is key to fighting this menace.”

The former President made the call when he delivered the keynote address at the 2018 Ghana UK Based Achievement (GUBA) Awards in London on Saturday.

Flt Lt Rawlings said Ghana’s role as a hub of peace and the gateway to Africa meant she had to contribute in diverse ways to make the continent a better place, stating; “the world can only hold us in high esteem on how much we connect to universal shared values of truth and integrity”.

The GUBA Awards Special Guest of Honour said he had reached a phase in life where he should be enjoying life after decades of tireless service where he will be content to see his compatriots prosper and gain access to basic amenities and to see an African continent where safety, freedom and justice and justice is guaranteed.

“How do I experience any peace of mind when I see my fellow Africans butcher each other as has happened in countries like Sudan, Nigeria and Cameroon? How can I not feel pain and anger when innocent victims especially women and children are mindlessly killed? The former President asked.

Touching on the conflicts and violence in parts of the continent, former President Rawlings said too much wealth and power happens to be in the hands of many wrong people with some countries under the grip of unconscionable characters and their partners in the so called developed world.

On the situation in Cameroon, he called on the United Nations and the African Union as well as French President Emmanuel Macron to investigate the reported abuse of Anglophones and to avoid the imposition of superficial solutions on the English speaking half of the country.

The former African Union High Representative to Somalia said: “Today, there are many nations around us that are saddled with unimaginable conflicts. What we need to do as a continent is to push our governments and various reputable people to stand and speak out against injustices in affected countries.”

Former President Rawlings said democracy and development that was not based on the rule of law and freedom and justice would eventually collapse as experienced in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia.

GUBA and its Founder and Chief Executive, Dentaa Amoateng received commendation from the former President for its recognition of the diverse cultural and economic potential of Ghanaians. He also commended GUBA for its humanitarian roles in the areas of autism and support for educational institutions in Ghana.

Former President Rawlings presented the GUBA Black Star Lifetime Achievement Award to Ashitei Hammond.

Please find below the full text of President Rawlings’ address.

ADDRESS BY H.E. JERRY JOHN RAWLINGS,
FORMER PRESIDENT OF GHANA
2018 GUBA AWARDS
INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL, O2 LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

Distinguished guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is my pleasure to join this beautiful gathering of enterprising personalities from Ghana, Africa and the Commonwealth at this year’s edition of the Ghana UK Based Achievements Awards. I must say, the GUBA awards has eventually become a household name not only among the Ghanaian community in the United Kingdom but also amongst Ghanaian entrepreneurs, artistes and celebrities based in Ghana.

My warm gratitude goes to Dentaa Amoateng and her team at GUBA Enterprise for pioneering this initiative.

The GUBA awards have been one of the few initiatives I have been following keenly. Any initiative that seeks to bring together and recognize the diverse cultural and economic potential of Ghanaians is one that should be embraced wholeheartedly by the Ghanaian community both home and abroad; and I am delighted that the Government of Ghana has over the past few years embraced this project and offered the needed moral support. It is equally commendable that the UK government through the British High Commission in Accra has been extremely supportive.

The recognition of Dentaa Amoateng in the Queen’s honours list of 2016 was certainly an endorsement of a personality whose laudable initiative has also raised funds to support humanitarian projects in favour of the underprivileged in Ghana and the United Kingdom.

“African Entrepreneurship for Growth and Sustainability”, is a very strategic and revolutionary theme chosen for the seminar which preceded today’s event. It is commendable that the awards are not limited to just a presentation ceremony but also an opportunity for business people from Ghana, the UK and other Commonwealth countries to gather and share ideas on ways of enhancing economic activity and improving business.

Events such as yesterday’s and today’s go to contribute significantly to the improvement of the economic wellbeing and productive capacity of not only the Ghanaian community in the UK but also impact multifold on the home country, Ghana.

Annual remittances to Ghana have been rising steadily over the past few years. The World Bank’s Migration and Development Brief recorded Ghana as having bagged $2.2 billion from remittances for 2017. If we continue to organize events such as the GUBA Awards and Seminar annually, we stand to improve the figures quite significantly and this will help to boost economic indices back home.

GUBA, I learn, has also contributed immensely to female entrepreneurship and women empowerment. It is no wonder that my dear Nana Agyeman was privileged to be your Special Guest of Honour three years ago.

The GUBA autism campaign also deserves applause for tackling a problem that many in Ghana shy away from. Children with autism tend to be marginalized in society because the condition is often misunderstood. Educating the populace on autism is therefore a project worthy of support. With the right guidance and support these children will contribute meaningfully to our community.

We are also aware that the GUBA Foundation is contributing to the provision of quality health care by providing various kinds of support.

While we celebrate these and many other achievements here today with the presentation of trophies and citations, let us give a thought to Ghana in terms of its socio-political and socio-economic development and how it has impacted not only our nation but the globe at large. The truth is that until our progress and development impact Africa and the world, we will be offering very little security to our nation.

It is well and good to celebrate our successes as African people, however, we have to highlight the dangers being meted out to our people especially those with the interest of some international bodies and individuals vividly displayed. The quality of democracy in Africa differs in each country, regardless of that if freedom and justice in democracy is not rooted in the rule of law, a sustainable climate to give rise to entrepreneurship cannot materialize.

Using Egypt, Libya and Tunisia as case studies, these are countries which are fairly advanced in terms of infrastructural development and yet have seen their democracy collapse with dire consequences on their economies. In other words, these countries experienced a steep decline in the quality of freedom and justice for its people which was at variance with their progressive infrastructural development. In effect without freedom and justice, the socio-economic and socio-political developments would more likely collapse.

I have reached a phase in life where I should be enjoying my life after decades of tireless service. I would be content to observe my fellow citizens prosper; see my fellow citizens gain access to the basic amenities they are entitled to and also see an African continent where the safety, freedom and justice is guaranteed amidst the improvement of their socio-economic status.

Distinguished guests, how do I experience any peace of mind when I see my fellow Africans butcher each other as has happened in countries like Sudan, Nigeria and Cameroon? How can I not feel pain and anger when innocent victims especially women and children are mindlessly killed?

Why can’t we deal ruthlessly by hunting down these characters who are behaving like mad dogs?

We would want to enjoy this ceremony, but how can we do so when our fellow Africans are being massacred? What is happening there affects us as Africans, and therefore such characters must be dealt with.

Too much wealth and power happens to be in the hands of a few too many wrong people. This kind of situation prevails because some countries are under the grip of unconscionable characters and their partners in the so called developed world.

The collapse of the bi polar world has brought the worst out of us and some people are willing to continue and entertain such savagery. This scenario is perfectly cited by Pope John Paul as the “savagery of capitalism”. A gathering of this kind is very far removed from some of the painful realities on our continent yet it’s only a click away on our phones. These activities, ladies and gentlemen, are only six hours away by flight.

On this note I congratulate the Senegalese government for bringing the Former Chad dictator, Hissene Habre to justice in 2016 after 25 years of relentless campaigning by his victims. I was very pleased he faced the maximum punishment in line with his crimes against humanity. I will also like to commend some sober American leaders as well as French organizations, who facilitated a fair hearing in this instance. Most of the international stakeholders are very much aware of what is going on in Africa but yet look on unconcerned. A few too many of us also seem unperturbed and unaffected!!

Today, there are many nations around us that are saddled with unimaginable conflicts. What we need to do as a continent is to push our governments and various reputable people to stand and speak out against injustices in affected countries.

In Cameroon for instance; a twin nation of two former UN trust territories that had enjoyed a semblance of peace for 57 years since 1961 but is currently deteriorating rapidly into a place of full scale conflict. I will urge the UN and AU to look into Cameroon’s case because we cannot impose superficial solutions on the English speaking half of the country. I will also urge France and President Macron to be seen as part of the solution to salvage the situation and restore justice and equity to that part of the country. Mankind has had enough of its bloodshed over natural resources which should rather benefit their lives!

Ghana must remember that our role as a hub of peace means that we have to contribute in diverse ways to making this continent better. I will once again seize the opportunity to praise the security services in Ghana for helping us realize this feat. I classify them as second to none, not in terms of technological advancement but rather as an armed institution that can do combat or wage war with conscience. As the gateway to Africa, the world can only hold us in high esteem depending on how we view the globe and how much we connect to universal shared values of truth and integrity.

Ghana as a nation has made positive strides to enhance her democracy, stabilize its economy and engender growth and development. We have to confess however that we have grave challenges dealing with corruption. We tend to limit our understanding of corruption to the misappropriation of funds by public sector and government-related persons. However, it is important to appreciate the fact that keeping our moral fabric as a people intact and the appropriate mindset as citizens towards corruption is key to fighting this menace.

Our annual seminars such as this one, must be used as avenues to tackle this all important subject. Ghanaians in the UK and other developed countries need to transmit the quality of what they learn in terms of discipline and prudent management of resources back home, to help stem the scourge of corruption and indiscipline, which sadly continues to engulf our society.

Let me conclude by once again commending GUBA for its numerous humanitarian initiatives. It is a cause that should be supported by all in order to extend the reach further to more underprivileged and marginalized people in our society.

Let me single out the British High Commission for their commitment to improving Ghana-UK relations through cultural diversity and partnership. I am hopeful that their partnership with Ghana and GUBA will continue to grow from strength to strength.

My warm congratulations to all the awardees and the beautiful people gathered here for this magnificent event.

Thank you and good evening.

JUST IMAGINE: KWAME YOGOT FLOODS SOCIAL MEDIA WITH NEW CHALLENGE

Every month never ends without a new challenge among music fanatics and social media users in Ghana.

Notable among them are the Kallypo Challenge, Ladder Challenge, One Corner Challenge and the recent Kitchen stool.

Currently, the most sought-after rising musician, Kwame Yogot has also introduced another challenge dubbed “Just Imagine”, which has since been trending across social media platforms.

The Rap Comedian revealed in an interaction with MBak on Splash 92.9 FM that, the challenge was established purposely to promote his latest banger “Just imagine” which was unveiled on Splash Entertainment on Saturday.

This “Just Imagine” challenge is easy to go by. All you need is to get your toothpaste and toothbrush. Smear the toothpaste on the brush, insert it in your mouth and take a selfie and then post on social media with the caption: #JustImagine
#KwameYogot

Source: MBak Media / Splash 92.9 FM

Missing Boy

This boy left the house on 1/7/18 at Assin Dompim and has not return home yet.
He is Ebenezer Kwadwo Andoh
A 12yr old boy.
Anyone who sees this boy should kindly call the following number:
0202250256,
0202250257,
0202250258,
0202250259.
or report to the nearest police station.
Pleas let’s share with friends and groups to save a life.
Thank you.

Provide security clothes for your reporters – police to media owners

The Director of the Police Intelligence and Professional Standards (PIS) Bureau, COP Nathan Kofi Boakye, has advised media owners to provide protective cloths for their reporters who join the police to cover events such as protest and demonstrations.

He said it is important for the police and the media to have meetings before and after operations to brief and debrief each other for mutual understanding and teamwork.

On his part, the Programs Officer for UNESCO Ghana, Yakub Abdul Hamid has hinted that UNESCO, in collaboration with the Ghana Police Service, is working on a manual to train police personnel.
This, he said, will help the police to work in tandem with world-class police standard.

Yakub added that UNESCO will soon commission a School of Psychology to help journalists on recurrent crime in the country so as to aid their reportage.

TAIN DISTRICT, HEALTH CARE OFFICER BRUTALIZED BY A COMMERCIAL SEX WORKER.( ASHAWO)

Information reaching us from a confirmed source explains that, a health care officer at Brohani government clinic in the Tain district of the Brong Ahafo region Mohammed Alhassan has been brutalized by a lady suspected to be a commercial sex worker (Ashawo) when he was on duty.

Call the medical director Dr Rockson Agyei
0206300720

Mad Mamuna
0208295588

Story filed by Akokoraba Oduro…

Moesha donates desks, books to school

Ghanaian actress, Moesha Boduong, has donated a set of desks and stationery to some needy students.

This was revealed in a Facebook post by Kobi Rana, on Tuesday, 7 July.
The post stated: “@moeshaboduong just bought desks, books, pens and more for some needy children in school” with photos of Moesha and the schoolchildren during donation.
The actress faced a barrage of backlash from Ghanaians in April this year for stating in an interview with the CNN that Ghanaian women sleep with men – even if they’re married – for survival.

Moesha told Christiane Amanpour in a documentary that: “[In] Ghana, our economy is in such a way that you just need someone to take care of you.

“You can’t make enough money as a woman here because even if you want to get an apartment, in Ghana you pay two years in advance and I just started working, where will I get money to pay for an apartment for two years.”

Christiane Amanpour: Are you basically telling me that you have sex with this guy essentially to pay your rent?

Moesha Boduong: Because he can afford to take care of you, he takes care of me, my financial stuff: my apartment, my car, my rent, everything.

In return, she said: “He expects me to be loyal and just to date him only and give him sex when he wants it”.

Source: Ghana/ClassFMonline.com/91.3FM