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Cape Coast Roads To Be Closed On Independence Day, March 6

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Cape Coast Roads To Be Closed On Independence Day, March 6

The Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police service will on Sunday, March 6, temporarily closed four major roads in Cape Coast for the Independence Day celebrations.

The move is to ease human and vehicular traffic to and from the venue before and during the  65th Independent anniversary celebration.

The roads are Pedu junction-Abura highway, Jukwa-Pedu junction, Kwamina Walker road -Cape Coast Sports Stadium and University of Cape Coast-Stadium-Abura.

There would be diversions  to the closed roads, while MTTD officials would be deployed for effective traffic management in the area.

Inspector Isaac Evans Ettie told the Ghana News Agency that security men would be stationed at vantage points to conduct searches and assist invited guests to the parade grounds.

He said access to the stadium had been limited to the vehicles of some designated guests and the security services, adding that unauthorized parking would not be allowed.

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Inspector Ettie charged motorists to use alternative routes and urged the public to cooperate with security officers.

Invited guests to the Independence Parade were also encouraged to carry their invitation cards to the venue to enable them to access the vehicle parking lots.

The Independence Day celebration has in recent years been moved from Accra, where it had been held all these years, to Tamale in the Northern Region, Kumasi in the Ashanti Region and now to Cape Coast, in the Central Region.

The decentralization of the national event is to bring meaning, experience and the story of the country’s independence closer to Ghanaians across the country.

After decades of political struggle by the ‘Big Six’, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, who later led the Convention People’s Party (CPP) in the push for independence, became the first Prime Minister of the colony from 1954 to 1956, and subsequently became the first President when Ghana finally gained independent on March 6, 1957.

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On the eve of Ghana’s Independence on March 5, 1957, Dr Nkrumah declared Ghana as an independent country from British colonial rule at the Old Polo Grounds in Accra.

Beyond the normal parade and speeches on Sunday, the event ground is expected to be flooded with personalities in traditional wear, mainly Kente to showcase the rich culture of Ghana.

Thousands of very important personalities, including high-ranking members of the security services will join the President on the dais, while notable organizations and schoolchildren will march at the event.

 

 

 

 

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Today Marks 50 Years Since Dr Kwame Nkrumah Died

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Dr Kwame Nkrumah

It has been 50 years since Ghana’s first President, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, passed away.

Kwame Nkrumah died on April 27, 1972, while battling cancer. Dr Nkrumah was 62 years old when he passed away.

His last breath was not in the country he fought to help attain independence from British colonial rule. Kwame Nkrumah died in Bucharest, Romania.

Dr Nkrumah was overthrown by a coup led by Col. Emmanuel Kwasi Kotoka on February 24, 1966. He was out of the country when his administration was sent to oblivion.

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Since the coup, he had been living in Guinea. Dr Kwame Nkrumah was also the country’s first Prime Minister.

Kwame Nkrumah was part of the founding fathers of the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC), popularly known as the “Big Six.”

The other members of the Big Six are Ebenezer Ako-Adjei, Edward Akufo-Addo, Joseph Boakye Danquah, Emmanuel Obetsebi-Lamptey and William Ofori-Atta.

Today being a golden jubilee since his death, social media users have lauded Nkrumah for his remarkable achievements.

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Here Is A Full Guide On How To Apply & Renew Passport Online In Ghana 2022

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 Here is a full guide on How To Apply for & Renew Passport Online in Ghana in 2022 for persons who would like to apply or renew their passport.

What is a Passport?

A passport is an official document provided by a government that certifies the holder’s identity and citizenship while also allowing them to travel to and from foreign nations under its protection.

It is nearly hard to travel between countries and/or jurisdictions without a passport.

About the Online Passport Application System in Ghana

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Ghana introduced the online passport application service in 2017 for Ghanaians to make the application process easier while assuring optimum security for applicants.

This process has now become one of the ways to apply for a Ghanaian passport in the country.

Documents Needed on How To Apply & Renew Passport Online in Ghana 2022

Here are the documents applicants are required to have in order to successfully apply or renew a passport in Ghana.

For New/Fresh Applicants

  1. Birth Certificate
  2. A Valid ID Card Such as such as Driver’s Licence, Ghana Card, etc.
  3. Proof of Profession
  • If the applicant is actively employed, a work ID card with the applicant’s name, organization’s name, and position is required.
  • If the candidate is currently enrolled in school, they must provide a student ID.
  • Self-employed and registered business owners must present their business registration certificate as proof.
  • Unemployed candidates and those in the non-formal sector of employment, such as mechanics, hairdressers, etc do not require proof.

For Renewing Applicants

  1. First page and bio-data page with picture and information page
  2. Valid Visa if applicant has any in Old Passport
  3. Last page
  4. Proof of Profession if changed
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Types of Passport Applications in Ghana 2022

There are two different kinds of applications.

  1. Standard Application: This type takes more time to process.
  2. Expedited Application (Express): This takes less time to process.
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There are 32 or 48 booklet pages in each of these applications.

Price/Fee for Passport Application Processing 2022

# NAME PROCESSING FEES
1 Expedited Application 48 Pages GHS 200.00
2 Expedited Application 32 Pages GHS 150.00
3 Standard Application 32 Pages GHS 100.00
4 Standard Application 48 Pages GHS 150.00

Payment Channels for Processing Fees

# BANK CHANNELS
1 Ecobank Ghana VISA & MasterCard, MTN Mobile Money, Vodafone Cash.
2 GCB Bank Vodafone Cash.
3 Ghana.Gov Branches nationwide.
4 Zenith Bank Ghana MTN Mobile Money, Vodafone Cash, VISA & MasterCard.

How To Apply & Renew Passport Online in Ghana 2022

Kindly follow the steps below to apply for a Passport via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website:

  1. Visit the passport application website via https://passport.mfa.gov.gh/  
  2. Click on “New User? Register Here”
  3. Click on “Sign Up” to create a new account on the “Ghana.gov.gh” website you will be redirected to Ghana.gov.gh Passport Application Portal
  4. Fill in your details And click Continue
  5. A One Time Password (OPT) would be sent to the phone number provided. Enter the OTP and Click continue to Apply
  6. Search for the Passport Office and Click Apply
  7. You would be redirected to a different page
  8. Click on “Authorize” to enable the application share your details with the Passport Application portal
  9. You will be redirected to the passport application platform where you will be given the chance to make purchase or input a voucher for the new passport application

You have the option of choosing the Passport Application Centre (PAC) that is closest to you or the one that you want. Once you’ve done that, schedule a visit to the PAC to have your documents verified and your biometric information taken (i.e. photograph and fingerprints). While you wait for your appointment date, you can print the completed form and give it to your guarantor to fill up.

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Visiting the Passport Application Center

Once you have your signed paperwork, you can go to the Passport Application Center of your choice on the scheduled appointment day. Your documents will be checked, and your biometric information will be collected. Following your visit, the PAC will notify you when your passport is available to be picked up.

Obtain your Ghanaian passport

When your Passport is ready to be picked up, you will be notified through SMS. When you hear this notice, go to the Passport Application Centre where you conducted your biometrics to pick up your Ghana passport.

Ghana Passport Application Centers

Online applications are currently handled by 22 application centers across the country.

You can choose any of them during the application process, and you’ll go there for biometrics and to pick up your passport once it’s ready.

The following is a list of Passport Application Centres in Ghana where you can complete your biometric application and where you can find them:

# LOCATION ADDRESS
1 Accra PAC Kinbu Road (Old Foreign Affairs)
2 Kumasi PAC Guggisberg Road, Opposite PWD, Adum, Ministries
3 Takoradi PAC Ghana Immigration Head Quarters (Within the Regional Administration)
4 Sunyani PAC Adjacent to Jubilee (shares a wall with the Park)
5 Ho PAC Regional Administration (Shares building with Immigration)
6 Tamale PAC Police Park (Old Library)
7 Ridge PAC Ridge
8 Premium PAC – Accra Accra Digital Center, Adjacent State Housing Company, Ring Road West, Accra
9 Tema PAC Former IRS Office, Community 4, Tema
10 Koforidua PAC PWD Office, SSNIT Office Area, Koforidua.
11 Premuim PAC – Kumasi 2nd Floor, Thankful Heights Building, Adum, Kumasi
12 Premium PAC – Tamale 2nd Floor, Pension Tower, Tamale
13 Cape Coast PAC Opposite Ford Station
14 Wa PAC Block C, Regional Coordination Council, Wa

Please keep in mind that Premium Passport Application Centers in Ghana offer a more expedited and VIP experience for a fee.

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Level 200 KNUST Student Killed By Friend Over ¢100 Debt

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Level 200 KNUST Student Murdered

The police in Ashanti Region have arrested a tailor’s apprentice who allegedly killed a friend at Sewua on Friday in an attempt to avoid payment of a debt of ¢100.

22-year-old Nana Kwaku Adu Gyamfi, a Level 200 student of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), was found dead in a bush at Sewua.

Police inspection of the body revealed a swollen neck and “blood oozing from the nostrils”.

A stick suspected to have been used to hit the deceased was also found about twenty meters away from the body.

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Police later arrested his 25-year-old friend, Emmanuel Boateng, who had confessed that he owed the deceased ¢100.

According to the Police, on Friday, April 22, Nana Gyamfi visited Emmanuel in his house at Esaso-Kwablafo near Esereso and the two later went out but the deceased did not return home until his dead body was discovered in the bush.

Emmanuel told the police he lured the deceased to the bushes and murdered him.

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He also stole an iPhone 11 Pro Max phone from the deceased, which has been retrieved by the police.

The body of Nana Gyamfi has been deposited at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital morgue.

Emmanuel Boateng, who is assisting police investigations, will be arraigned before the court on Monday, April 25.

 

 

 

 

 

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