Alan Kyerematen, Minister of Trade and Industry has made clear his intentions of contesting for the flagbearer position of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Alan had been largely silence on his position ahead of the 2024 polls which many believe it’s a fierce contest between him and Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.
In a UTV video clip shared on social media, Alan is heard stating that he has in the past sacrificed for President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to lead a united party into the 2008 election and that it was time that others sacrificed for him to lead.
Addressing a crowd of party faithful, he is heard saying: “You remember when we went to Legon to elect a leader, you remember there were only two people out of the 17, who and who? Alan and Nana Addo, you remember?
“I had over 32% and Nana had over 40%, but because of the unity of the party, I decided that I will support Nana so that we all rally behind him. It is time for other people to sacrifice and give Alan the chance to lead this party,” he stated.
The governing New Patriotic Party’s Member of Parliament for Bortianor-Ngleshie Amanfro, Sylvester Tetteh, says he’s optimistic Parliament will pass the anti-LGBTQ+ Bill currently before it.
According to him, the bill is of great significance to the country and will enjoy support from both sides of the House.
Sylvester Tetteh, who is also the Vice-Chairman of the Communications Committee of Parliament made this known on Joy FM’s Newsfile on Saturday, October 9, 2021.
He, however, asked proponents of the bill to allow and tolerate dissenting views.
Mr. Tetteh explained that would provide an avenue for fine-tuning the bill for the betterment of the country.
“I have had a lot of conversations with chiefs and opinion leaders in my constituency. I think that [there is a] bi-partisan nature of this bill in Parliament. However, we must also be tolerant to other dissenting views, wherever it’s coming from and what the posture is.”
“As for the bill, I pretty much believe if you ask members of parliament, about 90% or more, or unanimously, would love to vote for it,” he said.
He becomes the second MP for the ruling party to openly speak on the bill which has generated widespread controversy after Majority Chief Whip, Frank Annoh-Dompreh.
Mr. Frank Annoh-Dompreh has said the anti-LGBTQI+ bill before parliament in its current form, requires some changes to make it fit for purpose.
In a tweet, he said the fine-tuning will ensure that rights guaranteed by the country’s constitution are duly protected
About the bill
Some members of Parliament have initiated processes to have a law passed to criminalize LGBTQ+ activities and advocacy.
The bill, dubbed ‘The Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021,)’, has received widespread public support, with a section of the public condemning it and describing it as promoting hate.
The Christian Council and the Office of the National Chief Imam have already declared their support for the bill but some academics and civil groups have described the bill as one that intends of promote hate.
The Serbian trainer starts his second stint in the World Cup qualifier against Zimbabwe
Ghana is hoping to make a return to the world stage
New Black Stars coach, Milovan Rajevac, has said he wants to bring back the good old days of Ghanaian football as he starts his second spell in charge of the team.
The Serbian trainer will lead the Black Stars on matchday three of the World Cup qualifier against Zimbabwe on Saturday at the Cape Coast stadium. In a pre-match press conference, the coach who led Ghana to the quarter finals of the 2010 World Cup says he wants to relive those good times.
“I want to say that I appreciate the support and we all have to work together, we have to be supportive because I remember those days when Ghana was on top of Africa especially in the last word cup,” he said
“So I wish these glory days come back again and the only way we can do that is if we are thinking positively and if we are supportive so we can achieve great results and we can make people of Ghana proud again.” During his first time in charge, Ghana reached the finals of the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola and he also led the team to it’s best performance at the World. The Black Stars had a topsy-turvy start to the qualifiers, winning against Ethiopia and losing to South Africa.
The Black Stars currently sit second in Group G of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, just a point behind South Africa. Earlier, Sradio5.com reported that, Ghana coach, Milovan Rajevac has backed striker Jordan Ayew to end his goal scoring drought against Zimbabwe in the World Cup qualifier on Saturday. The Black Stars will hosts the Warriors at the Cape Coast stadium tomorrow with Jordan Ayew expected to net his first goal of the campaign. In a pre-match press conference, the Serbian expressed support to the forward and believes he will be on target for the team tomorrow.
Armed robbers have different strategies for operating. Every season, they have a target and when they decide to strike, they are able to make away with huge sums of monies and sometimes kill their victims even before the police would arrive at the scene to begin their investigations.
Most of these armed robbers have over the years targeted coca farmers in the rural communities and during the cocoa season, they strike hard at them. There have been several instances where armed robbers have robbed cocoa farmers of huge amounts of monies during the cocoa season. After the cocoa has been successfully sold, both the buyer and the farmer become targets and many have lost their lives in this regard.
It is against this background that the COP George Akuffo Dampare led police administration has developed new strategies to end the serious heist that happens to farmers during the cocoa season. All the regional commanders of the Ghana Police Service have been invited to receive a briefing on the new strategy but the meeting could not have been successful without the presence of COP Nathan Kofi Boakye.
Like COP George Akuffo Dampare, many Ghanaians have a strong belief in COP Nathan Kofi Boakye when it comes to fighting crime. The two could be seen in pictures posted on the official Facebook page of the Ghana Police Service from the meeting joining ideas on how to clamp down on the serious money heist and other criminal activities that happen to farmers during the major cocoa season.
They have tasked the regional commanders to extend the new strategy to their various jurisdictions and engage the farmers for their corporation. Total security has been guaranteed and a strong warning has been sent to the criminals that they should not even try to strike because they will be arrested in no time. It is difficult to doubt the capabilities of COP Nathan Kofi Boakye and COP George Akuffo Dampare when they combine ideas together. The strategy still remains a secret to the general public but trust COP Nathan Kofi Boakye and COP George Akuffo Dampare that their strategies will be difficult to fail.
The suspect in the Abesim murder case has revealed how he learnt to kill human beings. According to Richard Appiah, he began killing dogs before moving on to killing humans.
He is is said to have disclosed this to investigators. He is reported to have mentioned that something urged him to kill a black dog, which he did but only ate the dog’s head after killing it.
The source said there is evidence to show that he really killed a black dog first before he turned to the people he killed.
According to the source, one week after killing the dog, “he told the interrogators that the so-called ‘something’ urged him again to kill human beings and that was exactly what he did.”
News went viral on August 22, 2021, about Richard Appiah, a popular footballer and sports commentator in the Sunyani Municipality for allegedly killing and chopping off the head of a teenager in the community.
The names of the victims were given as Louis Agyemang, believed to be a family member of the suspect, and Stephen Sarpong, 15, whose body was dismembered by the accused person.
Confirming the news to Sunyani based Sky FM, the father of one of the deceased victims, Mr Thomas Agyei explained that the footballer Reportedly lured his son, 13 years old Louis Agyemang Junior from a football park at Sunyani Abesim into his room and killed him.
The boy who is a twin had left for the park for football training. In the evening, efforts to trace the young boy proved futile. One of his friends called Tweneboa informed the parents that they saw him in the company of the sports commentator and footballer “Fire Man”.
When they approached him, he denied seeing the boy entirely. That gave the parents some suspicion because Tweneboa still insisted that the two were seen walking together in the afternoon.
According to reports, a visit to the House of Richard saw one of his doors locked. After interrogation, he explained that the keys to the room have gotten missing.
The men pounced on “Fire Man” and gave him some hot beating before he was handed over to the Sunyani Abesim Police.
A search by the police discovered human being body parts in a sack. In his fridge, he had three human heads including that of Louis Agyemang. The Abesim Police also handed him over to the Bono Regional Police Command for further investigations.
The case of Appiah was adjourned to October 25. The case had been rescheduled for October 5 but had to be adjourned because the magistrate hearing the matter had taken her leave.
The police at the last court sitting had indicated to the court that they were awaiting the results of an autopsy conducted on the mortal remains of the two children found in the room of the accused person.
Chief Inspector Lawrence Anane told the court that once they received the autopsy report, they will conclude their investigations and forward a duplicate docket to the Office of the Attorney General for advice.