A 28-year-old woman, Asmawu Abdullah has given birth to Siamese twins at Ejura in the Ashanti region.
Rainbow Radio’s Kwabena Amaoteng in a report stated that the twins were delivered at the Ejura Government Hospital, and are conjoined at the abdomen.
According to him, doctors at the hospital had to perform a caesarian section to remove the children after the mother had undergone a similar surgery two years ago.
The C-section started at about 6:30pm and ended at 7pm Saturday night, he added.
The doctor who was in charge of the C-Section, Dr Mensah Manye, told Kwabena Agyapong that, the situation is the first recorded at the hospital.
The conjoined twins are due to be transfered to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital for further medical attention.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Bortianor-Ngleshie-Amanfro, Alhaji Habib Saad is suggesting the method of Anas Aremeyaw Anas is ungodly but Ghanaians have benefit from it.
The legislator speaking in an interview with Rainbow Radio 87.5F, said, I know Ghanaians will benefit immensely from the work Anas is doing but I do not subscribe to his method.
He is of the view that, ‘’Anas is embarking on an agenda to expose corruption. The video is exposing corruption. But I do not accept his method. I am talking about Godliness. You do not have to pretend to be an investor when you are not. You do not have to entrap someone so you will see if the person will accept a bribe or not.’’
However, ‘’we have benefited from what he did. It has helped in exposing corruption.’’
In using the analogy of having a child out of wedlock and also having a child through marriage, he said, ‘’both women may have children through these means. Although you may have a child out of wedlock, you cannot kill that child.’’
The method by Anas is not something I subscribe to but the results have helped Ghanaians achieve something positive.
He also described Kwesi Nyantakyi as a braggart and someone who has been doing this for a long time but because his cup his full, he was caught in the Anas expose.
‘’Nyantakyi is a braggart. He was bragging and using the name of the president to benefit financially. He may have done something like this in the past and succeeded and so he felt he should use the same method to exploit the investigators.’’
Mr Nyantakyi resigned after a meeting with the Executive Committee of the Football Association Friday.
He had been captured in an undercover investigation conducted by the TigerEye PI in which he made damning commentaries about the president of the country and his vice as well as other ministers of state.
“I wish to clarify that at no time prior to or subsequent to any deliberations on the video did I consult, contact or inform any Government official about discussions on the video. I take sole and personal responsibility for the proceedings on the video.”
“I wish to apologise to my family, work colleagues, friends, associates and the people of Ghana for the disappointment my indiscretion has caused them. This is by no means an admission of wrongdoing for issues on the video”, Mr. Nyantakyi said in a statement sent to the GFA General Secretary on Friday.
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Sunday, 10th June, 2018, ended his 3-day tour of the Western Region with an announcement of massive road constructions to be undertaken in the region this year.
According to President Akufo-Addo, despite the mantra of “unprecedented infrastructural development” touted by the predecessor Mahama government in the run-up to the 2016 elections, a major problem of the Chiefs and peoples of every region he has visited so far, including the Western Region, since becoming President of the Republic in January 2017, is the poor nature of road infrastructure.
In response to this, President Akufo-Addo, in the course of his Western Regional tour, cut the sod for the construction of the 24.3 kilometre Kojina-Chirano-Akoti road in Bibiani; the 25 kilometre Asankragwa-Fordjuorkrom road in Breman; and the 16 kilometre Kejibir-Mpohor road.
With the 71 kilometre Elubo-Enchi road, begun in 2011, not completed, and with contractors having abandoned site, President Akufo-Addo told a gathering of Chiefs from Nzema East, Ellembelle, Jomoro, Ahanta West, Kwesimintsim, Effia, Takoradi, Sekondi, Essikado-Ketan and Shama, that has secured funds to complete the road
“The 71 kilometre stretch of road from Elubo to Enchi will be financed by the Sinohydro financing facility – a facility which has been negotiated by my government. This will ensure that this road is constructed once and for all,” he added, to a rapturous applause from the Chiefs.
The President indicated also that the Sinohydro Facility will be used to construct an interchange at the PTC Roundabout in Takoradi.
“At a meeting on Tuesday, 5th June, 2018, Cabinet took the decision that all Sekondi-Takoradi town roads are going to be tarred, and it will begin this year. When I say Sekondi-Takoradi town roads, I am referring to all the constituencies in Sekondi Takoradi, including Essikado,” he added.
Other roads to be constructed with the Sinohydro facility include the Benchemaa -Nkwanta-Asuontaa-Oseikojokrom road; Ewiase-Bosomoise road; Wiawso-Amfie-Aboboyaa road; Asafo-Acheachen road;
Datano-Ahokwaa-Suhenso road; Asawinso-Kojina-Essakrom road; Kessekrom – Adiembra road; and Penakrom-Futa road.
The construction of the 27 kilometre Sanko to Cape Three Points Road, a request made by the Omanhene of Dixcove, Obrempong Hima Dekyi IV, the President said, has had engineering studies completed by the Ghana Highways Authority, and the procurement processes for the road will be completed soon.
Fertiliser Pant, GNPC HQ
In fulfilment of a campaign promise in 2016 for the establishment of a fertiliser plant in Jomoro, President Akufo-Addo told the Chiefs that “at long last, we have now been able to complete the negotiations with the Moroccan Government.”
He continued, “The Moroccan company, OCTP, which is the largest fertiliser producing company in Africa, has been in Ghana on 3 separate occasions, and very soon we will announce plans for the construction of the fertiliser plant in Jomoro.”
On the manifesto pledge to site the headquarters of the Ghana National Petroleum Company (GNPC) in Takoradi, President Akufo-Addo noted that the Board of GNPC has made the decision that the Operational Headquarters of GNPC in Takoradi.
Touching on the financing of projects in the 1-District-1-Factory initiative, President Akufo-Addo revealed that enterprises that are going to have an export content are being supported by the EXIM Bank.
“Soon, we are going to get the Ghana Commercial Bank, and the Venture Capital Fund to pull together to be able to support the 1D-1F project. This will ensure that financing, which is a major problem, will be solved. 1-District-1-Factory is going to have a major impact on the development of our country, and we are determined to do it,” he added.
Earlier in the day, President Akufo-Addo inspected ongoing works on the construction of the sea defence wall in Dixcove, and urged the contractors to complete the project on schedule.
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has tasked COP Kofi Boakye to probe the alleged bribery scandal against som\e 70 referees captured in Anas’ Number 12 expose.
A statement signed by General Secretary of the GFA, Mr. Isaac Addo said COP Kofi Boakye who is Chairman of the Ethics Committee will have a free hand to deal with rot.
The 8 point statement among other issues said: ‘’That the GFA wishes to assure the general public that it shall take all legitimate steps to restore confidence and trust in the beautiful game. In this respect as a first step, the GFA wishes to offer its sincerest and unconditional apologies to the entire nation and all our stake holders.’’
Read Below the full statement
The Executive Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) met on June 8, 2018 and decided as follows:
1. All Officials of the GFA, shown to have allegedly committed various acts of misconduct, in the Tiger Eye PI documentary titled Number 12 shall step aside from their positions and steer away from all football related activities with immediate effect.
2. The conduct of the said Officials has been referred to the GFA Ethics Committee chaired by COP Kofi Boakye to go through the Judicial Process.
3. The GFA shall not interfere in the works of the Ethics Committee and shall embrace any decision that the Ethics Committee may come out with.
4. That the Referees Appointment Committee has been dissolved.
5. That all the competitions of the GFA have temporary been put on hold.
6. That a five member team comprising of Messrs Kweku Eyiah (Leader), Benjamin Nab Eyison, Kurt Okraku (Spokesperson), Isaac Addo and Samuel Opoku Nti has been tasked to meet Government for a resolution of the current impasse as well as draw up a program for lasting reforms.
7. The GFA shall soon come out with a road map for the elections of a substantive President in accordance with its Statutes.
8. That the GFA wishes to assure the general public that it shall take all legitimate steps to restore confidence and trust in the beautiful game. In this respect as a first step, the GFA wishes to offer its sincerest and unconditional apologies to the entire nation and all our stake holders.
SIGNED ISAAC ADDO
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Saturday, 9th June, 2018, cut the sod for the construction of the 25 kilometre Asankragua – Fordjuorkrom feeder road, in the Amenfi West constituency, in the Western Region, in fulfilment of a campaign pledge he made in the run-up to the December 2016 elections.
The road, which is scheduled to be completed in 24 months, will serve the Asankran Breman, Suroano, Breman, Oda Akotoamso, Asiedukrom, Awudikrom, and Fordjuorkrom communities.
Cutting the sod on the 2nd day of the tour of the Western Region, President Akufo-Addo noted that the construction of roads across the country will not only serve to reduce the spate of road accidents, but will also aid farmers in the transportation of agricultural produce, amongst others.
“The opening up of the country through the construction of the road network will mean the growth of the economy. The contractor is to complete the road in 24 months, i.e. in two years. Two years is two years, and he has to complete the road on schedule. When the road is done, regardless of where I am, I will be here to commission it,” he added.
On the proposed creation of the Western-North Region, President Akufo-Addo stated that the creation of the region will ensure the rapid development, and improvement in the quality of lives of inhabitants of the Western Region.
“Let no one be worried about the creation of the new region. We want to bring development to all parts of the Western Region, and, in so doing, deepen the unity that already exists amongst residents of the region,” he added.
With the New Patriotic Party (NPP) having only won the Amenfi West seat once, in recent times, the President urged the Chiefs and people to buck this trend, and ensure that the NPP emerges victorious in the next election.
“We are changing the relationship between the NPP and Amenfi West in 2020. Our candidate in 2016, I am confident, will be the same candidate in 2020. This time, help him and the NPP to win this seat. If God wills, and I come back in 2020, help me also,” the President said.
“Ghana, Asankragwaman, Wassa Amenfiman, and Enchi man are grateful to you. If God had not made you President, all our water bodies would have been destroyed by now. Before you came into office, there was no way we could drink from our rivers and streams. However, today, as a result of your fight against galamsey, we are able to do so. We thank you, President Akufo-Addo, and your government for making this possible.”
These were the words of the Chief of Asankran-Breman, Nana Kwabena Amenemah II, on Saturday, 9th June, 2018, when the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, visited Breman, in the Amenfi West constituency, to cut the sod for the construction of the 25 kilometre Asankragwa-Fordjuorkrom road.
With President Akufo-Addo having disclosed, on Friday, 8th June, 2018, at Kojina, in the Bibiani/Anhwiaso/Bekwai constituency, that a decision on government’s ban on small-scale mining would be made soon, the Breman Chief was confident that the days of miners destroying water bodies and lands were over.
“We are certain that the policies and measures you are putting in place, during the period of the ban on small scale mining, will mean that the destruction of our water bodies and vegetation by miners will end. As Chiefs, we will also make sure that small scale miners do not destroy our lands or pollute or water bodies,” Nana Kwabena Amenemah II.
1½ year record superior
Touching on the achievements of the Akufo-Addo government in one and half years of being in office, the Chief of Breman noted that all of Breman, Wassa Amenfi, and, indeed, all of Ghana, are aware of the work President Akufo-Addo has done.
“The amount of work undertaken, and the achievements chalked by this government in just one and half years of being in office, surpasses the 4-year work done some other government,” Nana Kwabena Amenemah II said, to a rousing applause of approval from the gathering.
The Chief noted that President Akufo-Addo’s government, school-going children who had completed Junior High School, and as a result of financial difficulties, were unable to continue their education.
“A brilliant student, due to the fact that his parents were poor, was denied the chance to go to school. Today, this is not the case because of the government of President Akufo-Addo. Free SHS is now here with us, and we have to commend the government of President Akufo-Addo,” he added.
Again, the Chief commended President Akufo-Addo for upgrading Amenfi West from a district to a municipality, and fulfilling his campaign pledge of constructing the 25 kilometre Asankragwa-Fordjuorkrom road, adding that “no government in the history of Ghana has done the things President Akufo-Addo has done.”
The Chief continued, “Today, as a result of his achievements, I, Nana Kwabena Amenamah II, Chief of Asankran-Breman, confer the title of ‘Oseadeayor’ to the name of President Akufo-Addo. He has said it, and he has done it. So, from today, he is called Oseadeayor Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo I. We are very satisfied with your government.”
Whilst not “engaging in politics”, Nana Kwabena Amenemah II stated that “we are all witnesses to what you have done, and, together, we will ensure the longevity of your government, so that your policies and programmes benefit the Ghanaian people.”
The Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) is to source its food products from local factories, established under the government’s one district, one factory (1D1F) initiative.
Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia said this would help to sustain them on the path of growth.
He made this known at Tumu in the Sissila East District, in the Upper West Region, where he had visited to join the Muslim community to pray for national unity, stability, peace and development during the Ramadan.
“We are going to make sure that the GSFP feeds on the products from the government’s 1D1F flagship programme to sustain their growth.”
The Vice President also announced that Cabinet had given approval for the award of the Wa-Tumu road on contract to ease the transportation difficulty, the discomfort and the nightmare, of people served by the road.
It would significantly boost economic activities in the region, to make things better for the population.
The Vice President applauded the Paramount Chief of Tumu Traditional Area, Kuoro Richard Babini Kanton IV, for his commitment to development.
He described the chief as a development-oriented person - always fighting for development for his people.
Kuoro Kanton IV had appealed to the government to get the authorities of the GSFP to patronize 1D1F products to facilitate and sustain the growth of the factories.
He also pleaded for the construction and upgrading of roads in the area, particularly the Wa-Tumu trunk road, to attract investors and boost trading activities.
“If the roads are improved, it will also improve market for the industries,” he added.
Kuoro Kanton IV underlined the need for the construction of a dam in Tumu to stimulate agricultural production and agribusinesses.
There are already 10 dams in the region but he said his people were yet to derive benefits from them.
The Vice President together with the Regional Minister, Alhaji Sulemana Alhassan, and some top government officials, later prayed in the Central Mosque, where he broke his fast and dined with members of the Muslim community.
He had since left for Bolgatanga, the Upper East Regional Capital.