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Kuffour Backs New Voter’s Register, Says Old One Contains Foreigners

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Former President John Agyekum Kuffour has added his voice to the ongoing debate about the new voter’s register saying the old one has non-Ghanaians therefore it’s necessary to compile a new one.

Speaking on Onua TV’s Maakye on Wednesday, the former president said most persons used foul means to get their voter identification cards thereby making the voter’s register unworthy.

 “We agree that some people who are not Ghanaians are on the voter’s register. We should do it again because it is not right”, he said.

He further stated that “there are so many people now on the voter’s register and I agree to the new voter’s register. If we get a clean register to vote, it will help”.

The debate on the compilation of a new voter’s register by the Electoral Commission has taken a heated turn as most opposition political parties and political actors continue to kick against it.

Former president Kuffour pointed out that eventhough the Supreme Court ordered for the removal of names of registered persons with NHIS Cards and driver’s license, the register still has persons with these identifications, He said any of these two cards can be obtained by foreigners.

Mandate of EC

Ex Prez Kuffour noted that Ghana is governed by the 1992 Constitution which gives EC the mandate to manage elections in Ghana.

If they have realized we should do a new one, we have to do a new one, he stresed.

He urged persons opposing the Electoral Commission to go to court.

Former prez Kuffour recounted how the opposition party leaders had come to his residence about a year ago to petition him about the compilation of a new voters register by the EC.

“They came to my house somewhere last year. The NDC Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, PNC National Chairman Bernard Mornah was their spokesperson. Peter Boamah Otukonor and Gyataba came and said they will not agree to the compilation of the new voter’s register”.

“But I told them they are Ghanaians and what the law says is for the EC to manage elections so if they are not in favour, they should go to the Supreme Court for the law court to decide”, he said.

He commended the National Democratic Congress for taking the matter to court. However, he urged them to stop protesting once the matter is in court.

“If they have gone to court and they are still protesting, then it means they are protesting against the Supreme Court and that’s not right,” he stressed.

Social media video

Commenting on a social media video in which he asked the EC to include the old voters ID as requirements for the yet to be compiled register, the former President stated that the interview was granted years ago but felt the register has now been compromised.

“That video is an old video. It was two years or three years ago. The NIA came to my house for the registration and during the interview I said that,” he explained.

Source: GhanaFeed.com

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Akufo-Addo Urges Ghanaians To Queue And Register Despite ‘Hiding’ In Isolation – Ghanaians React Angrily

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The President of The Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has rallied Ghanaians to rise up and register in their numbers in order to vote in the 2020 elections despite the glaring threat of COVID-19.

Despite the numerous calls to the President to cease the voters registration exercise, His Excellency seems determined to see an end to the exercise come what may, even COVID.

Various stakeholders, including the Ghana Medical Association and many CSO’s have warned against the continued registration exercise looking at the rising number of daily infections, yet the exercise continues nonetheless.

The President who has been under precautionary isolation after being exposed to a COVID-19 positive patient within his circle has urged Ghanaians to go out and register.

The President’s post did not sit down well with many Ghanaians who responded to his tweet chastizing him for being too focused on power at the expense of lives.

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Gender Minister Supports Calls To Ban Counsellor Lutterodt From Speaking In The Media

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The Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Cynthia Mamle Morrison has asked that George Lutterodt must be banned from speaking in the media with immediate effect.

According to the Minister, she described George Lutterodt’s comment as insane and asked rhetorically wether he has raped somebody before.

Speaking to Valentina Ofori Afriyie on 12 Live on Class91.3FM on Friday, 10 July 2020, Mrs Morrison stated that she “was surprised a sane human being can sit on radio and television and make some utterances.”

“Has he raped somebody before? Does he know how rape victims feel about being raped… it is sad that the interview went on. What was the programme about? How can somebody behave like that? This is so insane. This is just not right,” she stated.

She indicated that Ama K Abebrese reached out to her concerning gathering signatures for the petition, which the Ministry would have a look at, adding, however, that the“counsellor”should not be entertained on the airwaves.

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Report on 47-Year-Old Woman Who Died At Ridge Hospital Finally Released

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Report on the cause of death of Madam Esther Sosuh had been released by Management of the Greater Accra Regional Hospital popularly known as the Ridge Hospital.

Madam Sosuh wife of the Director of the Ghana Institute of Languages died on the evening of June 25 on what was alleged to be wrong prescription by a doctor whilst receiving treatment at the hospital.

Her death generated public outcry with most Ghanaians bemoaning on their experiences with nurses and doctors of the said facility calling on authorities to set up a committee to investigate the unfortunate incident.

However, a report from the facility expounded that, “the above-named patient (Esther Sosuh) was first seen at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital (GARH) on the 9th of June 2020 where she reported with complaints of an anterior abdominal wall swelling.”

It further went on to reveal that after “a thorough assessment and examination, a diagnosis of a Reducible Epigastric Hernia was made. She was then worked up for surgery and made to do various investigations and subsequently referred to see the Anaesthesia team for review and clearance for surgery. She reported back on the 16th of June 2020, having been cleared by the anaesthesia team for surgery. She was then booked to have an elective hernia repair on 22nd June 2020 to be admitted the day before surgery.”

The hospital claimed that, the supposed surgery was successful and as such she was sent to the recovering room “where she spent 2 hours under strict monitoring. After spending 2 hours in the Recovery ward she was eventually transferred to the Surgical ward.”

According to the Ridge Hospital, “on arrival to the Surgical ward, her vital signs were checked and recorded and they were normal. The Patient was seen in the morning of Tuesday 23 rd June 2020 where she complained of pain at the incision site. She was examined and put on analgesia (pain relief)… She was encouraged to mobilize and to start feeding.”

The report then disclosed that “at around 5 pm on Tuesday, 23rd June 2020, the patient fell in the washroom whilst using the toilet and was assisted and examined by doctors and nurses on the ward and an Impression of Pulmonary embolism was formed. She was given SC clexane 80mg and put on TED stockings.”

After then, the report said she complained of restlessness, severe central chest pains and sweating  which was on  a Wednesday June,24.

After examination, “a chest Xray, Electrocardiography, D-Dimer, Troponins I and 2 were done and Physician Specialist was requested to review her.”

She was then put on medication after results from Eectrocardiography revealed Myocardi Infraction, the Hospital said.

The report then wind up that, “At 11:45 pm of 24th June, 2020 [the] patient suddenly became severely dyspneic and restless. The night doctors were called to see the patient who they assessed and commenced resuscitation immediately but was unsuccessful and the patient declared clinically dead at 12:10 am on Thursday, 25th June 2020.”

Source: GHANAFEED.COM

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