Saturday, September 23, 2017

Ghana wins maritime dispute; Cote d'Ivoire denied rights to the oil

The International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) accepted Ghana’s arguments in the maritime dispute with Ivory Coast and ruled in favour of Ghana.

Ghana argued that the equidistance rule be used in delimiting the maritime boundary between the two countries.
The Chamber rejected Ivory Coast’s claim that a meridian measurement be used.

Achimota school student convicted for murder

After almost a year of court activities, a juvenile Court in Accra has sentenced the 18-year old final year student of Achimota School who shot his girlfriend with his father’s single barrel gun to three years at the correctional home.

The deceased Lily Dzigbordi Asigbetse who lived at Cantonments had visited the accused person at Community eight (8) in Tema.

The incident occurred on January 5 2017. The accused told the police that he intended to shoot into the air however the gravity of the gun changed course and hit the deceased.

The latest judgement by the court has been met with praise by the family of the deceased.

A family member, Peggy Ama Donkor wrote on her Facebook Timeline: “Our God indeed answers by fire and vindicates his own. On behalf of the Asigbetse and Donkor families, I wish to thank you all for your prayers and advice during our darkest times. Special thanks to Dr Joyce Aryee, Kojo Anan Ankomah, Mrs . Ansah , Egbert Faibille and all the silent prayer partners. God richly bless you all.”

Friday, September 8, 2017

Check out Sarkodie's 5th studio album titled "Highest"

Check out Sarkodie's 5th studio album titled "Highest"

Sarkodie has released a 19-track album (15 songs, 3 interludes and a bonus track) at exactly 12am on Friday, September 8, on popular online store, iTunes.

"Highest" features some major local and International acts such as his long-time friend and Producer Jayso, UK’s very own Big Narstie, Victoria Kimani (Kenya), Moelogo (UK), renowned Spoken Word artist Suli Breaks (UK), Korede Bello (Nigeria), Praiz (Nigeria), Yung L (Nigeria), Joey B (Ghana), Jesse Jagz (Nigeria), Flavour (Nigeria) and Bobii Lewis (UK).

Purchase the album here: "Highest" album by Sarkodie.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

SEE: Afia Schwarzenegger caught cheating on her husband

Interesting. The 2:23 minute video showed the entire incident believed to have happened at the home of Afia Schwarzenegger, Mr Abrokwah budges into the room that appeared not to have been locked and found the two lovers naked in bed.

Mynewsgh report continued, he is heard asking the man whose face cannot readily be identified if he is unaware Afia is a married woman amidst shouts of “Ashawo! Ashawo!” to wit prostitute. Out of shame, Afia in defense rushed into the bathroom for a towel to cover herself and asked what he was doing in the house and who invited him.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Archbishop Duncan-Williams reveals how he lost his finger

Archbishop Duncan-Williams reveals how he lost his finger

In an interview with Bola Ray on Starr Chat, Archbishop Nicolas Duncan Williams said he didn't have a smooth childhood including visit to many traditional shrines. 

He indicated that he used to hear a lot of voices which he believed were a contention of the forces of ‘light and darkness’. He said that on that fateful night on which he lost his fingers, he heard some voices in his head. 

He continued to say that the voices instructed him to light a candle and hold his fingers in the flame. The Man of God said that he obliged to the voice of the spirit thinking it was one of the sacrifices required to see him become successful. 

When his fingers turned into ashes and the pain became unbearable, he screamed out alerting his siblings who rushed to the scene and took him to the hospital for medical assistance. 

 He was on admission at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital for months after the ‘ordeal’. The action led to the loss of his fingers. He indicated that he had a change of heart and received an encounter with God on his hospital bed in hospital.

Check your BECE-SHS placement 2017 here

The time is here again. Anxious Junior High School leavers who are done with Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) are ready to check their Senior High School placement.

The Mfantsipims, the Adiscos, the Gey Heys and co. All the best! You can check the SHS placement from the comfort of your phones.

A total of 424, 092 candidates representing 92 per cent, who qualified have been posted to the various senior high schools across the country under the Computerised School Selection Placement System (CSSPS).

From 8:00am today, candidates can log onto to know their SHS postings, a statement issued by the Ghana Education Service and signed by its acting Director General, Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa said.

Candidates who find any difficulty with their placement are advised to contact their Junior High Schools or the District/Regional Education Directorate for rectification.

10,000 NSS personnel to undergo military training next year - Defence Minister

Minister of Defence Mr Dominic Nitiwul has revealed that 10,000 national service personnel would be selected to embark on six months of military training as part of their national service next year.

According to him, officials of the National Service Scheme (NSS) have already written to the military to inform them about the exercise.

Mr Nitiwul made the revelation when he spoke to the media after appearing before the Public Account Committee (PAC) over the 2015 Auditor General’s Report.

The PAC is currently holding public sittings on the Report of the Auditor General for the Public Accounts of Ghana for the year ended 31st December, 2015.

Mr Nitiwul also stated that the law to allow service personnel to do military training already existed.

He explained that the National Service Act allows service personnel to do two years of national service and six months of military training.

He said the reason why for a long time the country could not undertake this programme was as a result of lack of capacity.

Mr Nitiwul also noted that the military has given a positive response to the officials of the National Service Scheme that the exercise was feasible.

He said despite some logistical constrains in terms of training facilities, however, this year the government was making available resources to ensure that the training facilities for the Army, Navy and the Air force were rehabilitated to enable them start the exercise.

He said the discipline that came with the military training for the service personnel would be important for the country’s development, adding that this would also instil a bit of nationalism into the people.

Mr Nitiwul also announced that the Anti-Galamsey Taskforce deployed to the various mining areas were working very well.

He rejected claims that members of the taskforce were trigger-happy, saying though there have been skirmishes between the taskforce and some illegal miners which has resulted in some deaths, however these were regrettable incidents.

He said the taskforce were properly trained for the exercise and their operations have been successful in controlling the activities of the illegal miners.

Mr Nitiwul appealed to Ghanaians especially those in mining communities to cooperate with taskforce to ensure that things went smoothly.

He said it was not the intention of the government to stop mining but to put in place proper measures to ensure that mining was done properly.

He said though some people have made suggestions that the number of the taskforce was not enough for the exercise, he however stated that the current figure was doing a good job and that the public must give them time to perform.

Source: GNA