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Green Ghana: Bole becomes green under the NHIA

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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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GHC100 Cathedral Contribution: Ken Ofori Atta needs prayers instead – Vim Lady

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Head of Programmes at Despite Media Group Afia Pokuaa Known as Vim Lady has drawn the attention of Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta to some pertinent issues that need donations from Ghanaians to help bring to an end.

The Finance Minister presenting the mid-year budget review to Parliament appealed to the people of Ghana to make monthly contributions towards the building of Ghana’s Cathedral.

“Work on the National Cathedral is progressing speedily and following the program of the contractor. The National Cathedral is expected to be officially commissioned on March 6, 2024. Upon completion, the National Cathedral will provide a space for formal religious activities of state and symbolize the enormous contribution of faith to nation-building.”

He went on “this state and church partnership envisaged by the president to develop the National Cathedral is on course. An initiative; the GHC100 a month also dubbed “Ketoa Biaa Nsua” will be launched by the trustees of the National Cathedral on August 12, 2021, to give as many Ghanaians as possible the opportunity to be part of the history of the National Cathedral.”

He detailed “the aim of the club is to raise one million Ghanaians who would give GHC100 a month for the construction of the national cathedral.”

“A special shortcode 979 has been developed for this purpose as we look forward to Mr speaker and all the members of this august house join in the GHc100/a month.”

But reacting to the appeal by the Minister, Afia Pokuaa believes that such benevolence should be directed at raising money to fight some societal ills that are hindering some Ghanaians of a better life.

To her, for the Minister to be bold to appeal to Ghanaians to donate money for building a Cathedral is a clear indication that he is unfazed by the challenges of the average Ghanaians and therefore needs Jesus in his life.

“Ashock for this minister o, we should pay ghc100 for the cathedral? I want to send him pictures of *Schools Under Trees, villages drinking water with animals, Villages without clinics. Let me pray for this Minister. He needs Jesus. The whole nation needs Jesus.”

Source: MyNewsGh.com

 

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Angry mob attack policeman as motor rider dies in fatal accident

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A police officer has sustained injuries in a mob attack following the death of a motor rider in a fatal accident on the Achimota – Ofankor highway.

The incident reportedly occurred at about 12: 30 pm on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, after the police officer allegedly pursued him in a vehicle with registration number GP 4892.

The rider, who was on an unregistered Haojue motorbike, is reported to have rolled under a Jac truck at Muus after the police, who was on duty at the Neoplan station, signaled him to stop but he refused.

The police officer was subsequently attacked by a mob but was rescued.

The accident victim and the police officer were rushed to the Achimota Hospital for medical attention but the motor rider was pronounced dead on arrival.

Police sources indicate some aggrieved youth numbering about 150 later besieged the Achimota Hospital in an attempt to attack both the hospital staff and the policemen.

They pelted stones and other implements damaging the back screens of two police vehicles and other property around.

Reinforcement was requested to augment police efforts to disperse the crowd and bring the situation under control.

Meanwhile, the accident, which led to the death of the rider, is being investigated by the police.

 

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18-yr-old boy kills a 28-yr-old prostitute for demanding ₵145.00 after sleeping with her

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An 18-year-old boy, Jamiu Malomo has been arrested for allegedly murdering a 28-year-old lady ashawo Azeezat Akande in cold blood. 

According to the spokesperson of the command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspect was arrested following a report lodged by residents of Ilupeju community, Abeokuta, that they woke up in the morning of Sunday, July 18, to discover a lifeless body of a young lady, who was allegedly stabbed to death with a knife soaked with blood beside her.

Instablog9ja reports that following a tip-off that the suspect was last seen at about 11:45 pm on Thursday, July 22, at a bar in the area, where he was trying to pick another hooker, the police operatives quickly moved in there and got him arrested.

The suspect confessed to the crime and claimed he did it because the victim demanded N10k (₵145.00) which was their agreement but he refused to give her because he had the only N8k on him.

 

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