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President Akufo-Addo Presents 33 Armoured Personnel Carriers, 51 More Vehicles To Armed Forces.

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The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Thursday, 5th December, 2019, presented a number of vehicles to the Ghana Armed Forces, in fulfillment of a pledge he made to them this year.

Presenting the vehicles at a ceremony at Burma Camp, President Akufo-Addo recounted a pledge he made to the Armed Forces on 21st March, 2019.

“I indicated, at that event, that, during the course of this year, we will provide the Army, in addition to the 138 staff and operational vehicles of various categories that had been supplied to you in February this year, with 30 Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs),” he said.

The President continued, “I believe I have more than lived up to this promise, as I am here to present to you thirty-three (33) Armoured Personnel Carriers; forty-one (41) assorted Toyota vehicles; three (3) water tankers; one (1) self-loading recovery truck; one (1) refrigeration van; and five (5) utility vehicles for waste disposal and management.”

Government, he said, is constantly kept apprised of the needs of the Armed Forces, and, as the Commander-in-Chief, he is taking steps to ensure that their needs are met.

“We recognise that our vision of ensuring equitable distribution of development, progress and prosperity to all parts of the country can only be made possible in an atmosphere of peace and security. We are determined to continue in this vein, and meet the needs of the Armed Forces,” the President added.

He commended them for their outstanding performances in the recent joint security operation, KOUDANGOU, and in the on-going Operation CONQUERED FIST, which are intended to create a secure, peaceful atmosphere at the northwestern, northern and northeastern borders of the country.

President Akufo-Addo urged them to continue to collaborate with the Ministries of National Security, Interior, Foreign Affairs, Finance, and with the Ghana Revenue Authority, as well as all relevant agencies, to help maintain a resolute, robust front that will deter potential aggressors from having any thoughts of attempting to destabilise the country or derail the socio-economic gains chalked so far.

“As an institution noted for its discipline, I do not have to emphasise to you the need to pay particular attention to the maintenance of these vehicles, and to use them for the benefit of our country and its people,” the President added.

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Menzgold Customers Sue Government

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Some Costumers of defunct Gold dealership and investment firm, Menzgold has dragged four Government agencies to court with claims they were negligence in all the happenings surrounding the company.

The agencies involved are Bank of Ghana (BoG), Economic and organized Crime Office (EOCO, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

The suit filed by Ms Amanda Clinton,(Head of Chambers at Clinton consultancy) on behalf of the Aggrieved customers, demands an amount of 11,402.000.00 in damages.

Ms Clinton believes her clients were at no fault investing in the company.

“Although courts do not readily award damages against public institutions, in some cases the court may impose liability in negligence where the authorities owe the claimants a duty of care (involving reasonable foreseeability of loss, sufficient proximity of relationship and where it would be fair, just and reasonable to impose a duty),”

to prevent the plaintiffs from investing in Menzgold Ghana Limited and in turn Brew Marketing Consult Limited and that the early identificati on and shutting down of an unregulated deposit-taking institution” by the defendants would have prevented them from investing in the same.

“Defendants did not follow their own internal policies when it comes to ponzi schemes, illegal deposit-taking and criminal enterprises including specifically laid down policies on how to detect a ponzi scheme: ‘unreasonable and unrealistic high returns, unregistered financial products that are difficult to understand, complex strategies to confuse victims, multi-layered complex and fairly new products, inadequate documentation on the product, paper work is not properly made out, poor administration, band-wagon signs and herd mentality and behaviour.’ Ms Clinton wrote in a statement of claim.

 

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Election 2020: “I shall accept the outcome of the December 7 polls” – Prez Akufo-Addo assures

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President Akufo-Addo has said he is ready to accept the outcome of the polls after the votes have been cast, counted and the winner announced on December 7 2020.

The president said that himself together with the New Patriotic Party (NPP) believes in democracy, election and rule of law thus they are ready to wholly accept the outcome of the election.

In a statement shared o social media, Akufo-Addo admonished Ghanaians that he is ready to ensure that Ghana is peaceful and safe before, during and after the entire electioneering process.

He wrote:

“I have said that we believe in elections, and I am happy to give my word that we shall accept the verdict of the people of Ghana. Above all, I pledge that the peace, unity and safety of Ghana will be our primary consideration.”

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Election 2020: Mahama and Akufo-Addo agree on peace for December 7 polls

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President Akufo-Addo and John Mahama have both agreed on peace for the December 7 polls.

This was sealed when the two signed a peace pact today to ensure that they together with their parties promote peace before, during and after the election.

According to Citinewsroom.com, They agreed to a six-point resolution read by Chief Justice Kwesi Anin Yeboah, and witnessed by Sheikh Dr Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, National Chief Imam, Reverend Dr Ernest Adu-Gyamfi, Chairman of the National Peace Council, Ogyeahohuo Yaw Gyebi II, President of the National House of Chiefs and Executive Director of the Institute for Democratic Governance.

The ceremony was attended by high profile personalities, including Dr Mohammed Ibn Chambas, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel and Head of the United Nation Office for West Africa, Mrs Johnson Ellen Sirleaf, Former Liberian President and Head of ECOWAS Observer Team, Ms Diana Acconcia, Head of European Union Delegation to Ghana.

Also in attendance were Mrs Jean Mensa, the Chairperson, Electoral Commission, the leadership of the two major political parties, the clergy, traditional authorities, civil society organizations, heads of security agencies, the diplomatic community and the media.

The Third High-Level Meeting of the Presidential Elections Peace Pact 2020 was on the theme, “Eradicating Electoral Violence in Ghana’s Democracy; The Role of Political Leadership”.

It was organised under the auspices of Sheikh Dr Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, the National Chief Imam in collaboration with the National Peace Council, National House of Chiefs and the Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG) – the technical convenors of the ceremony.

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