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Tuesday, September 21, Declared Public Holiday

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Tuesday, September 21, declared public holiday

The government has declared Tuesday, 21st September 2021, as a statutory public holiday.

A statement, signed by Ambrose Dery, the Minister for Interior, says the day marks the birthday of Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah which is often declared Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day.

The statement further asked all and sundry to observe the day as such throughout the country.

“The general public is hereby informed that Tuesday, September 21, which marks Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day, is a Statutory Public Holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country,” the statement said.

Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day is a day set aside to remember and honour Ghana’s first
President.

Dr Nkrumah, Ghana’s first President, was born on September 21, 1909, at Nkroful in the Western Region.

He attended Achimota School and also trained as a teacher. He went to the United States in 1935 for advanced studies, receiving a B.A. from Lincoln University in 1939.

He also received an STB (Bachelor of Sacred Theology) in 1942, a Master of Science in Education from the University of Pennsylvania in 1942 and a Master of Arts in Philosophy the following year.

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While lecturing in Political Science at Lincoln, Dr Nkrumah was elected President of the African Students Organisation of America and Canada.

He continued his schooling in England, where he helped to organise the Fifth Pan-African Congress in 1945.

He then founded the West African National Secretariat to work for the decolonisation of Africa. Dr Nkrumah also served as Vice President of the West African Students’ Union.

During his lifetime, Dr Nkrumah was awarded honorary doctorates by Lincoln University, Moscow State University, Cairo University, Jagielloniaan University in Krakow, Poland and Humboldt University in former East Germany.

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Ghana Receives 756,000 More Doses Of Johnson & Johnson Single-shot Covid-19 Vaccine

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The delivery on Tuesday evening,  the biggest so far, adds to previous ones of 177,600 and 244,800 doses received in August and September respectively.

The vaccine deliveries are part of the historic COVID-19 vaccine advance procurement agreement signed on 28 March 2021 by AVAT for the purchase of 220 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson single-shot COVID-19 vaccine, with the potential to order an additional 180 million doses.

In total, the 400m vaccines acquired by AVAT are sufficient to immunise a third of the African population. Ama Amoah, Senior Specialist Digital & Internal Communications, Communications and Events Afreximbank, handed over the consignment to Dr Elysee Karikari Agyeman a Member of Health Commodity Group for COVID-19 at the Ministry of Health.

She emphasized that the vaccines were acquired by the Ghana government and not a donation.

The Member States who have ordered vaccines through AVAT will continue to receive shipments for the next following months.

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AVAT was established by the African COVID-19 Vaccine Acquisition Task Team, set up in November 2020 under the African Union chairmanship of President Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa.

It is part of the African Union’s COVID-19 Vaccine Development and Access Strategy, and its goal of vaccinating at least 60 percent of the African population with safe and efficacious vaccines against COVID-19.

The agreement with Johnson & Johnson was made possible through a US$2 billion facility provided by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), who are also the Financial and Transaction Advisers, Guarantors, Instalment Payment Advisers and Payment Agents, and the support of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) who coordinated the alignment of the AU Ministers of Finance on the financing arrangements.

 

 

 

 

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15 Assembly Members And Others Granted Bail For Cursing Regional Minister

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15 Assembly Members And Others Granted Bail For Cursing Regional Minister

Fifteen aggrieved Assembly Members who together with three others, invoked curses on specific political and public officials in the Central Region, have been granted GHC5,000 bail each with a surety each, by the Assin Nyankumasi Magistrate’s Court.

They are Sadique Aidoo, P. K. Ocran, Kingsley Enniful, Felix Mensah, William Appiah, Hakim Korankye, Jonathan Birinkorang, Owusu Andoh Aaron, J.Osei Owusu, Robert Tetteh and Akwasi Korankye.

The rest are George Gyimah, Frank Owusu, Ransford Adu, Robert Amissah and their accomplices Abbam, Yaw Antwi and Kojo Mensah.

They all pleaded not guilty to the charges of offensive conduct, contrary to section 207 of Act 29/60 and provoking the breach of the peace in the Assin South Area.

Chief of Assin Nsuaem, Nana Kwabena Wadie III, had during proceedings, pleaded with the Court presided over by Mr Samuel Etsie Jnr, for an out-of-court settlement which was granted and the case was adjourned to Friday, November 5, 2021.

Police officer prosecuting, Inspector Abdullai Moro said the accused persons, on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at about 12:00hrs, at the forecourt of the Assin South District Assembly Office, slaughtered a ram, poured bottles of Schnapps and broke eggs to invoke curses on the officials, including the Central Regional Minister, Mrs Justina Marigold Assan.

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The others are Reverend Ntim Fordjor the Member of Parliament for Assin South, Deputy Commander of Police (DCOP) Dennis Abade, Deputy Central Regional Police Commander, Ms. Felicia Amissah, District Chief Executive of Assin South, ACP Augustine Lugugare, Divisional Police Commander, Assin South and DSP Francis Andam Okyere, Assin South Police Commander.

According to the Prosecutor, among the curses were that “the gods will deal with you and your children will be used to pacify the gods”.

It may be recalled that 15 aggrieved Assembly Members were denied their constitutional rights of taking part to confirm the District Chief Executive for the District, after they missed the date for the confirmation.

When they heard that the event was taking place without them, they besieged the forecourt of the Assin South District Assembly with bottles of schnapps, eggs, and slaughtered a ram and rained curses on the officials.

 

 

 

 

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50Gh Worth Of Plantain And Cassava Dooms Man To 14yrs Of Jail Time

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50Gh Worth Of Plantain And Cassava Dooms Man To 14yrs Of Jail Time

The Tepa Circuit Court has given a 24-year-old unemployed man 14 years prison sentence for stealing ¢50 worth of plantain and cassava,

Justice Ezekiel, pleaded guilty to stealing the food items from a farm at Akwasiase, near Tepa in the Ahafo Ano North District and was convicted on his own plea by the court presided by Gwendolyn Millicent Owusu.

Police Chief Inspector, Jonas Newlove Agyei told the court that on September 5th, 2021, the convict who had gone to harvest the plantain and the cassava and was loading them into a sack, was arrested by the owner of the farm.

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Ezekiel, who is an ex-convict, was sent to the Tepa police station together with the foodstuffs valued at ¢50.

He admitted the offence in his caution statement and was charged and brought before the court after investigations.

 

 

 

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