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President’s Silence On Hawa Koomson’s Gun Saga Has Made Meaningless Law On Vigilantism- IMANI



The President and Founder of IMANI, a policy think tank has expressed his disappointment in President Akuffo- Addo’s attitude towards Hawa Koomson’s shooting incident at a registration Center in Kasoa.

Hon. Hawa Koomson, a Member of Parliament for the Awutu Senya East Constituency fired gunshots recently at a registration center in Kasoa in what was described as a misunderstanding.

Though there had been so many calls on the government to sanction the lawmaker, there had not been any reaction from the president as at now.

Franklin Cudjoe, president and founder of IMANI Ghana commenting on the issue said,  “I was thinking that the president because he was invited to Mali to be part of the peace process which by the way was started by some of these…behaviour, I would have thought that maybe we would give him the benefit of the doubt so that by the time he had returned over the weekend, some pretence that something is being done would be heard but I am mortified and I keep saying that the president is a very good friend of mine but I think on this one we are not friends… it has become at least 24 hours, 48 hours, 72 hours and a lot more and not a whisper of anything that seems close to suggesting that something ought to have been said.”

The president of IMANI said, Akufo-Addo’s posture on the incident has made useless the vigilante law passed by government in the country.

 “I sincerely am dumbfounded he has not said a word and has made meaningless the entire vigilante law,” the policy think tank boss said.


You’re Giving Freebies But Not Ready To Reopen Shut Down Radio Stations With Staff Home For The Past 3-Years – Korsi Asiseh Slams Akufo Addo



Station manager for Kumasi-based Kapital Radio, Mr. Korsi Asiseh has criticised President Akufo Addo for his refusal to authorise the reopening of shut down radio stations despite being in a freebie mood.

In a post on Facebook, Mr Korsi said the government had absorbed 50% of 3 months electricity bills for the citizenry; and now on a move to provide funds for suffering companies, yet, it has refused to approve the authorisation of media outlets whose staff have been rendered jobless for past the 3 years.

“You gave citizens free food which cost the nation GH58 million.

“You paid 50% of three months electricity bills of citizens.

“You are now ready to give money to suffering companies.

“But not ready to approve the authorization of radio stations whose staff have been home for the past three years.”, the disgruntle manager criticized in a post on Facebook.


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Okada Legalisation Is Already ‘Dead On Arrival’ – Civil Engineer



A renowned Civil Engineer, Mahama Abdulai (Ing) has warned legalising Okada will only worsen the already numerous road safety issues in the country.

According to him, the country is already plagued with many non-functioning road safety laws such as seat belts for commercial vehicles and it is likely that okada, even when legalised will still be abused and become a lawless venture.

“I have benefited from Okada when I was coming from Nsawam and got stuck in a traffic jam regardless of setting off three (3) hours before time. Though it helps, we should not legalize Okada usage in the country,” he said on Happy FM’s Happy Morning Show.

He believes that if regulations are even put in place to regulate the business, it will amount to nothing. “Few years ago, all the commercial vehicles (trotros) were mandated to have seatbelts fixed in all seats but do we see that now? How many vehicles have seatbelts for passengers?” he quizzed.


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North East Floods Is A ‘Calamity Of Biblical Proportions’ – Ras Mubarak



Member of Parliament for Kumbungu Constituency, Ras Mubarak has labeled the recent floods in the North East Region as a calamity of Biblical proportions due to its disastrous effect.

The spillage of the Bagre dam have led to the destruction of hundreds of farm lands with several homes destroyed.

“I am close to tears because I know these particular communities very well. We are seeing a calamity of Biblical proportions,” Ras Mubarak told journalists.

“There are people who were born here who are adults today who have never seen anything like this in the history of the area. It is complete devastation. About 47 homes have been submerged,” he bemoaned.

Meanwhile the Volta River Authority (VRA) has revealed it is currently putting in place plans to enable it relocate settlers along the White Volta in the North East Region to protect them against floods and also the spillage of the Bagre Dam.


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