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Sammi Awuku Warns NDC Commentators Ahead of Election Petition

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The National Organiser of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sammi Awuku, has urged supporters of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to be wary of the party’s decision to seek redress at the Supreme Court.

Sammi Awuku said happenings during the proceedings at the Supreme Court could lure them to make certain comments that could land them in trouble.

In the 2012 election petition, Sammi Awuku, then a Deputy Communications Director of the NPP, narrowly escaped the wrath of the Court and from being thrown into jail for contempt.

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The Court, presided over by Justice William Atuguba, however, barred Mr. Awuku, who had been attending the hearings, from coming to court until the case was over.

In a strongly-worded decision, the judges noted with concern the steady decline of respect for the Supreme Court, which is the third arm of government, warning that if the practice did not stop, it could lead to chaos in the country.

The Supreme Court further considered the admission of the offence by Mr. Awuku, and his subsequent rendering of an apology and plea for mercy, in addition to pleas rendered by lead counsel of parties in the case, both in chambers and in open court.

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Mr. Awuku, on the orders of the judges, stood in open court till they came out from a prolonged meeting in chambers, considering the possible punishment to slap on the NPP Deputy Communications Director.

The then Deputy Communications Director was said to have made unsavoury comments against the Court, during a political programme on Peace FM.

Sharing his experience on Monday on Onua TV’s 100 Degrees hosted by Kwame Tutu, Mr. Awuku advised that “we should use Christmas to be calm as the NDC seeks redress in Court”.

“I will share that experience with my friends who are going to court. I will urge them to be calm because what happened to me, I am sure some of your camera men were there. I will urge them to comport themselves in order not to fall at the wrong side of the law.”

Source: Ghanaarticles.com/3news.com

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Thousands Ghanaian Youth Storm El-Wak Stadium For Medical Screening Ahead of Army Recruitment [Photos]

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Thousands Ghanaian Youth Storm El-Wak Stadium For Medical Screening Ahead of Army Recruitment [Photos]

Thousands of Ghanaians on Monday, July 19 thronged the El Wak Sports Stadium in Accra to participate in the documentation and medical screening process for recruitment into the Ghana Army.

These people, according to the Commanding Officer for the 5th Infantry Battalion, Lieutenant Colonel Prince Tandoh, include Senior High School graduates, and degree and diploma holders.

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The screening process, which began as early as 7 am on Monday, will end on Saturday, July 24, 2021.

Some applicants had been at the stadium as early as 5:00 am.

The Army is looking at recruiting about 1,000 persons who will take an aptitude test as the next stage for recruitment.

Thousands Ghanaian Youth Storm El-Wak Stadium For Medical Screening Ahead of Army Recruitment [Photos]

Thousands Ghanaian Youth Storm El-Wak Stadium For Medical Screening Ahead of Army Recruitment [Photos]

Lt Col. Tandoh said the military had done their best to adhere to coronavirus safety protocols.

“Only those with print out forms will be allowed to come in, and you can also see we have sanitisers and veronica buckets around, so we are doing our best to maintain the protocols.”

Some persons who took part in the process say, although it has been stressful, they are hopeful of being among the few who will be recruited.

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“As I entered, I felt pressure because the people here were too many. I did not even expect to finish early,” one of the applicants said.

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Good News Hits Groupe Nduom After Gold Coast Securities Wins GH¢174m Judgment

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The Commercial Division of an Accra High Court On Thursday 15, July 2021, presided over by Justice Shiela Minta ordered Health Network Company (Healthnet) to pay GH¢174 million to the Ghana Growth Fund Company/Gold Coast Advisors, a Groupe Nduom Company.

The High Court also awarded a cost of GH¢50,000 to the lawyer of the Plaintiffs.

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This is the first of a number of court cases pending before the law courts, that were initiated by Groupe Nduom companies.

They involve private sector companies, government agencies and regulators.

Groupe Nduom in a statement said it believes that when all is said and done, the allegations of wrongdoing made against specific Groupe Nduom companies and shareholders will be put to rest.

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This particular suit, it explained, was started by Writ of Summons and Statement of Claim issued at the Registry of High Court, Accra, Commercial Division dated 11th October 2019.

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After failed attempts to get all the four defendants to be served in the ordinary manner prescribed by the Court rules, an application was brought before the court for substituted service to enable the plaintiff to serve the defendants by substitution which application was granted.

Source: Ghanaarticles.com

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Govt Announces Tuesday, July 20 As Public Holiday

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The government, through the Interior Ministry, has declared Tuesday, July 20, 2021, as a public holiday as Muslims celebrate their annual Eid-ul-Adha.

This was announced in a statement issued by the sector Minister, Ambrose Dery.

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“The general public is hereby informed that Tuesday, 20th July 2021, which marks Eid-ul-Adha, is a statutory public holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country,” the statement read.

Eid-ul-Adha is an Islamic festival to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim, also known as Abraham, to follow Allah’s (God’s) command to sacrifice his son.

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Muslims across the world started this year’s month-long fasting on April 13, to mark the eighth month of the Islamic calendar.

The festival is commemorated by offering special prayers and slaughtering livestock, usually a goat, sheep, or a cow.

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The National Chief Imam, Sheikh Dr Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, has announced that this year’s national Eid-ul Adha prayers will be marked inside the new Mosque Complex at Kawkudi on the Kanda highway in strict adherence to the covid-19 safety protocols.

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