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‘I Respect The Rule Of Law……But Owusu Bempah Has Done So Much For His Party’ – Prophet Nigel Expresses Disappointment In Npp



'I Respect The Rule Of Law......But Owusu Bempah Has Done So Much For His Party' - Prophet Nigel Exp

General Overseer of the Prophet Hill Chapel, Prophet Nigel Gaisie, says he is saddened by the arrest and detention of colleague Reverend Isaac Owusu Bempah.

According to him, the Founder of the Glorius Word Chapel International, Rev Owusu Bempah is not being treated fairly, adding he is not in a good place.

“I am saddened by the issue and will appeal to the court to temper justice with mercy. First, where he was arrested was not the right place and now he has been remanded,” he said on Accra-based Okay FM.

Rev. Bempah, who has been charged with threat of life for allegedly threatening to kill Nana Agraada, as well as offensive conduct to the breach of peace, made his first appearance before the Accra Circuit Court on Monday, along with five other members of the church.

The other five were also refused bail.

Rev. Bempah and his co-accused church members were taken to court amidst a heavily armed police escort.

Presenting their case, the accused persons pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Their legal counsel, led by Gary Nimako Marfo, prayed the court for his clients to be granted bail.

However, the Prosecutor, Chief Inspector Dennis Terkpetey, opposed the petition noting that the defendants need to be remanded to facilitate ongoing investigations.

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After hearing both arguments, the court, presided over by Afia Owusua Appiah, dismissed the application for bail to give the prosecution enough time to investigate the case.

Reacting to the development, Prophet Nigel stated his colleague deserves better, adding that his political party [New Patriotic Party] he worked so much for has now abandoned him.

“I respect the rule of law and the fact that nobody is above the law but Owusu Bempah has done so much for his party, especially in the re-election of President Akufo-Addo and Bawumia,” he stated.

He stressed a self-recognisance bail would have been better, looking at the fact that the man of God is not in any way a threat to society or human life.

“I was expecting the court to grant him bail but this should be a wake-up call to all pastors and prophets that dying for a politician is not worth it.

“I agree the law must work but I don’t think I would be treated this way if Mahama was to be in power. He would have been more gracious,” he added.





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Ghana To Receive Over 18 Million Doses Of Covid-19 Vaccines – GHS Reveals



Covid-19: GHS To Start Immunisation Exercise For Unvaccinated Citizens On Friday

The Ghana Health Service has disclosed that the country is expecting to receive a total of 18,742,610 doses of Covid-19 vaccines within the last three months of the year.

Breaking it down, Director-General of the Service, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, at a press conference on Sunday, noted that it consists of AstraZeneca; 834,720, Pfizer; 1,330,290, and Johnson and Johnson; 16,577,600.

He further explained that aside the AstraZeneca and Pfizer, which are donations from developed countries and COVAX, the total consignment ofJohnson and Johnson was procured by government through the Africa United platform.

According to him, should all the consignment arrive as foretold, “a total of 16,777,100 people will be vaccinated by the end of the year.”

In view of this, Dr Kuma-Aboagye expressed optimism that his outfit will vaccinate at least 20 million citizens against the Covid-19 disease by the end of 2021.

The Director-General indicated that although the country’s vaccination drive experienced a setback due to a global shortage of vaccines, his outfit remains hopeful of achieving herd immunity within three months.

According to him, now that vaccines are available, the government has instituted measures to easily access them for procurement and administration.

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“Ghana can do between 300 and 400 thousand vaccines in a week. And if we expand, we can even do a million. In 2020 within four days, we vaccinated 6 million people against Yellow Fever.

“So it is possible, once the vaccines are available, we can accomplish this,” he told the media on Saturday.

Herd immunity against the deadly virus has been the government’s primary objective since a vaccine for Covid-19 was discovered in 2020.

President Akufo-Addo in February announced that although his administration seeks to vaccinate the entire population, he aims to vaccinate 20 million of the populace by the end of the year.

Meanwhile, according to the vaccination update on the Ghana Health Service website, 1,271,393 total vaccine doses have been administered as of July 14, 2021.






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Kidnapped Woman’s Baby Bump Video Pops Up Online, Disputing Claims Of Regional Minister



New Twist: Takoradi Missing Woman Was Never Pregnant - Regional Minister Claims

A video has popped up disputing claims by Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, that the woman who was recently kidnapped in Takoradi was not pregnant.

The video as sighted by on Facebook, shows the 28 year old lady, Josephine Panyin Mensah, with a huge baby bump on different occasions. One of the scenes had Josephine dressed in red attire and seated with many children behind a table.

According to Angel FM which first shared the images on Facebook, Josephine and her family were throwing a party for her first child who is a boy.

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Another scene, with a date stamp of August 9, shows Josephine with her husband and son at the Takoradi Mall. She was still with a heavy bump. Sharing the video during their primetime news on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, the Accra-based radio station indicted that they had obtained the images from Josephine’s husband.






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UTAG Threatens Government To Go On Another If Needs Are Not Met



UTAG reacts to NLC’s injunction

The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) is accusing government of bad faith in its negotiation for an improved Conditions of Service.

UTAG has been in a mandatory 30 days negotiation over its demand for 2,084 dollars for entry level lecturers, but the Association says despite backing down on some of their demands and government pledging it’s commitment, nothing tangible has been achieved yet.

UTAG and government have been negotiating since 18th August when UTAG suspended it’s strike.

In a statement to its members, the Association called for calm among members.

“You may recall that a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was reached and/or signed between UTAG and our Employer to reopen negotiations on the Conditions of Service (CoS) of UTAG members following the withdrawal of teaching and related activities on our various universities and the subsequent suspension of same.

“The roadmap of the MOA required of the parties to reopen and complete negotiations within one month, covering specific items assented to by the parties.”

“The National Executive Committee (NEC) of UTAG wishes to inform its members that while every effort is being made to reach an amicable resolution, real results have not been achieved yet due to the actions and inactions of the Employer.

“The key concern of UTAG is the restoration of the salary of entry point of a lecturer to the 2012 levels, which stood at the cedi equivalent of US$2,084.00 and has presently depreciated to less than US$997.00 per the prevailing exchange rates.

“During this round of the negotiations, the Employer indicated to UTAG that it could no longer negotiate the Interim Market Premium and Non-Basic Salary Allowance.

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“Rather, the Employer was only interested in negotiating the Research component of the Book and Research Allowances (BRA), which is a clear breach of good faith on the Employer’s own commitment. As a sign of magnanimity on the part of UTAG, the Association still went ahead to negotiate for the Research component of the BRA.

“However. that also did not yield any tangible results. It is important to indicate that UTAG has been overly generous by shifting its position substantially and even given ample time for the Employer to do the needful.”

The Association is warning it will have no option than to resume it’s strike if government fails to address their concerns.

“UTAG would also like to draw the Employer’s attention to the fact that its members are not “strike happy”. However, we would have no option than to resume the withdrawal of teaching and related services on our various campuses if the Employer fails to approach and address our concerns frontally.

“By this update, UTAG wishes to direct its members to remain calm as leadership continues to work for our ultimate good. You would be informed of our (obvious) next line of action in due course.”






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