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Over 30 suspected “Ashawos” arrested at Pokuase



Not less than 33 women suspected to be sex workers at Pokuase have been arrested by the Pokuase District Police in the Greater Accra Region.

The suspects, aged between 20 and 35 are mostly foreigners.

The five-hour exercise was led by the District Police Commander, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Dickson Obeng, with support from the Immigration Service, National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), and a task force from the Ga North Municipal Assembly.

It also saw the demolition of several unauthorized wooden structures being inhabited and used by the suspected sex workers.

The police noted that the structures in which the suspects resided also served as the hideouts for drug peddlers, robbers, and minors who are sexually exploited.

According to DSP Obeng, the suspects would be screened and the foreigners among them handed over to the Ghana Immigration Service for further verification of their immigration statuses.

Those found culpable would be arraigned.



Green Ghana: Bole becomes green under the NHIA



The Bole District Branch of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has today Friday June 11, 2021 planted sixty (60) trees as part of the National tree planting exercise led by the President of Ghana.

The Green Ghana project, which is a Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources initiative spearheaded by sector Minister Samuel Abu Jinapor, aimed to plant five million trees in a single day.

The Bole branch of the National Health Insurance Authority planted 60 various types of tree species on the premises of the NHIA led by the scheme Manager Mr. Mohammed Suraj-Deen and his staff.

Mr. Suraj-Deen, speaking to the media following a brief event to plant seedlings at the NHIS complex, noted that “in line with the President’s directive that government institutions and individuals should assist in greening Ghana, we have gone ahead to implement our own version of greening Ghana on the NHIS compound”.

“We planted trees which included acacias, thick and others. Already, we have started our own afforestation before the coming of greening Ghana and we are going to continue NOT only to plant trees but to take good care of them until they become matured and needs no care” Syrah-Deen added.

Earlier in June, 2021, President Akufo-Addo called on Ghanaians to plant more trees to preserve the country’s forest cover and the environment.

The President stressed that “We cannot sit by and watch as our trees, flora and fauna are wiped out. Our very existence is tied directly to the survival of trees. Without the oxygen produced by trees, we cannot survive as humans.

“Lend your support to the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources as it executes this ambitious national assignment. I will be planting a tree and I expect you too to plant one. Let us make Ghana green.

Story by: Osman Abubakari-Sadiq

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Three children battling for lives as parents die in fire outbreak



Three children are battling for their lives with their parents dead in a fire outbreak at Adjei Kojo in the Tema West Constituency of the Greater Accra Region.

The children include three boys and one girl with the girl the only surviving one though she was scald.

An electrical fault is suspected to have caused the incident which happened around 2:00 am while they were asleep.

Eyewitnesses and rescuers who confirmed the incident to Adom news said they heard loud screams in the middle of the night.

They rushed to the scene only to discover the house was on fire and without hesitation, rushed to rescue the family of five.

“The place was dark so we had to use torch lights to find them and we managed to rescue the children first before the parents but all of them were in critical condition [when we found them],” one of the rescuers said.

Another was hopeful the parents would have stayed alive but for the delay in medical care.

“We first took them to Tema General hospital then to Ridge but we were told there was no accident unit so we had to go to Korle Bu and it was around 5:00 am when we finally got there,” he narrated.

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Just In: NDC Youth Organizer Found Dead In His Room | Details



Young man identified as Abass Seidu who is the Mempeasem polling station branch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) was found dead in his room

The NDc’s polling station’s youth organizer at Mempeasem in the Essikado-Ketan constituency of the Western Region was found dead in his room last Thursday.

Abass Seidu was found dead in his room after neighbours realized that some unpleasant smell was coming from the direction of Seidu’s room at Mempeasem.

A former youth organizer of Essikado-Ketan constituency of the NDC, Kofi Wayoe confirmed the sad incident.

He explained that Abass was believed to have travelled for four days but the family did not know where he went.

He indicated that sometimes the deceased will travel outside the area without informing the family where he was going.

The reason we could not realize earlier that Abass had died was because Abass always travelled without notifying anybody including his family members

So when we did not see him or hear from him for four days, we thought he had travelled as usual,” he noted

He said when some residents forced the door open after smelling the stench coming from the deceased room, they saw the lifeless body of Abass Seidu lying in a supine position with no bruises on his body.

He said since Abass, was a Muslim he was buried on the day the body was found- Thursday, June 3, 2021. He was 35.

Meanwhile, the case has been reported to the Essikado-Ketan Police who are investigating to unravel the circumstances under which Abass Seidu died.

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