Road Safety Authority awaits policy direction on ‘Okada’ use

The Nationwide Highway Protection (NRSA) has known as for a new coverage way on the use of bikes and tricycles for commerce in the state, adhering to the death of 732 folks involving January and December final yr.

That, it explained, was needed, in see of the popular use of motorcycles for professional and personal activities, a business enterprise acknowledged commonly as ‘Okada’.

“We assume that there really should be a new about the use of motorcycles and tricycles. This is for the reason that considerably as we imagine that the legislation has offered that it is illegal to use them for fare-spending, we see it taking place,” the Director in demand of Scheduling and Programming at the NRSA, Mr David Osafo Adonteng, advised the Daily Graphic.


“Most people today have identified benefit for the use of motorcycles other people are stating that it is a supply of employment, many others imagine it is a way to survive — the younger males, for case in point.

“Others as well imagine it is a implies of public transportation that is aiding areas that are very deprived of general public transportation. Some also assume it is helping in healthcare shipping expert services in the rural locations. This indicates ‘Okada’ has now absent outside of common use,” he reported, and cited the use of motorcycles in the agricultural and educational sectors.

In accordance to him, motorcycles had still left the arena of use for non-public uses for industrial use and if Ghanaians were being not mindful, the scenario could escalate.


“We be expecting the Ministry of Transport to arrive out quickly and give us a way as to the new policy on using bikes and tricycles in Ghana, and then the agencies dependable for its implementation — the NRSA, the law enforcement and the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) — will arrive up with some regulatory mechanisms to be equipped to management the scenario,” Mr Adonteng explained.

Korle Bu admissions

Early this year, the Accident, Unexpected emergency and Orthopaedic Office of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital indicated that ‘Okada’ incidents topped street incident circumstances during the Christmas and New Calendar year time period.

On December 22 and 23, it stated, the country’s biggest clinic recorded 30 road incident victims, out of which 20 were being ‘Okada’ situations.
Amongst December 30, 2019 and January 1, this calendar year, the clinic recorded 79 auto situations, 58 of them involving bikes and a single bicycle case.


The law enforcement, Mr Adonteng said, appeared handicapped when it arrived to the implementation of the law banning the use of motorbikes for professional reasons, looking at the situation on the floor.

“It indicates that there are problems relating to enforcement and I really do not feel that a regulation that are unable to be enforced really should cease to be effective,” he claimed.

He explained the Ministry of Transportation tasked the NRSA, the police and DVLA to go spherical the country and search at the magnitude of the issue of the use of bikes, noting that in the course of the rounds, they observed that the challenge was popular that it had absent beyond , getting into into the region of economics.


Mr Adonteng mentioned the use of motorcycles was a menace in the region owing to their reckless use for professional functions.

He claimed even if the Ministry of Transportation gave acceptance for their use in the rural places, where there was deficiency of appropriate transport companies, “it even now has to be regulated under a rigorous regulatory regime”.

Prosecution in Nana Appiah Mensah case awaits advice from A-G


An Accra Circuit Court docket hearing the scenario involving Nana Appiah Mensah (NAM 1) the Chief Executive Officer of Menzgold Ghana Confined, has adjourned the subject to January 21, 2020.

When the case was termed on Monday, December 23, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Sylvester Asare, prosecuting, advised the court docket that they have despatched the docket to the A-G’s department for examine and tips.

“We pray for an adjournment to January 21 by which time, we could have obtained course from the AG’s to empower us recommend the court on their suitable line of action,” he added.

The court docket presided in excess of by Mrs Jane Harriet Akweley Quaye, adjourned the trial awaiting the assistance from A-G’s Division.

In the meantime, Nana Appiah, who pleaded not guilty to all 13 rates levelled against him by the state is even now on his previous bail of GH¢1billion with 5 sureties and is to report to the police every Wednesday at 1000 hours.

He has been billed with abetment of crime, defrauding by wrong pretences, carrying on a deposit-getting organization without the need of a license, sale of minerals devoid of a license, illegal deposit-having, and money laundering.

The experienced informed the courtroom that Menzgold Ghana Constrained and Brew Marketing and advertising Consult Restricted ended up personal restricted legal responsibility Companies incorporated under the Organizations Act, 1963 (Act 179).

Nana Appiah Mensah is the CEO, Rose Tetteh, a Director and Benedicta Appiah, the Secretary of Menzgold and Brew Internet marketing Company.

The prosecution claimed in Oct 2018, the Police acquired petitions from about 16,000 complainants to the influence that Menzgold and Brew Internet marketing Company created a representation and invitation by way of its officers Nana Appiah, Rita and Benedicta to the general public which include the complainants to deposit money for a preset period with interest less than pretext of purchasing gold from Brew marketing organization.

He said the gold obtained from the Brew Marketing was to be traded in by Menzgold to accrue month-to-month curiosity of 10 for every cent, adding that upon such illustration the complainants deposited many sums of cash, totalling GH¢1.6 billion.

The prosecution reported Police then commenced investigations into the routines of the accused persons, but claimed Nana Appiah, Rita and Benedicta absconded and their places of work and residence were uncovered locked so a bench warrant was issued for their arrest.

He claimed on July 11, Nana Appiah arrived at the Kotoka Worldwide Airport and was arrested by the Law enforcement, and subsequently remanded into Law enforcement custody to help investigations. Prosecution explained, investigations so considerably disclosed that Menzgold and Brew Advertising ended up incorporated below the Providers Act, 1963 (Act 179) as confined legal responsibility Providers in December 2013 and December 2016.

He reported the principal routines of Nana Appiah bundled gold and diamond mining, dealers in gold and other treasured minerals, subsequently, in August 2016, he received a license from the condition through the Minerals Commission to order and export gold from any particular person holding a modest-scale mining license (little-scale miners).

ASP Asare reported, having said that, for each the phrases and problem of the license, Nana Appiah was required to appoint a gold obtaining agent to order gold on its behalf from small-scale miners.

He explained the accused’s appointment of a gold buying agent, led to the formation of Brew Marketing in December 2016, introducing that investigations disclosed that Brew Advertising though incorporated to buy and offer gold amid other individuals, and was not certified by the Minerals Commission to trade in gold.

He mentioned Menzgold via Brew Advertising and marketing immediately after incorporation went public and invited the citizenry to deposit funds with it for a fastened time period with fascination underneath the pretext of gold acquiring

Stop Mocking Jesus Christ, Judgement Awaits You – Pastor To Mmebusem

Rev Seth Acquah Harrison

The comedy skits of actor Justice Hymns, popularly recognized as , which imitates the lifetime of is undoubtedly not likely down very well with numerous pastors in Ghana.

The lastest person of God to add his voice to the phone calls on the actor to make absolutely sure he stops these comedy skits is the leader of Christ Ambassadors Church in Kumasi, Rev Seth Acquah Harrison.

Rev Seth has stated that even although what Mmebusem is executing in his comedy skits are not blasphemous, they total to a mockery of Jesus Christ, which is pretty incorrect.

The gentleman of God in a chat with Zionfelix all through his ‘Brunch2Lunch’ exhibit on Radio Universe mentioned that in as substantially as the God has a good deal of grace on his young children for which reason he makes it possible for several issues to go on for a while ahead of he reacts, the actor need to be wary since he will be judged by what he is undertaking.

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He quoted 1 Peter 3: 15-16 in his ending remarks and told the Kumawood actor to recommend himself about the Jesus films ahead of it is far too late.

View the interview of Zionfelix and Rev Seth below…

Sank ferry with three loaded trucks awaits ‘rescue’ from Akosombo [photos]

The ferry loaded with cargo whole of yams that sunk Friday on the Volta lake at Makango was still in the drinking water Saturday afternoon.

When 3news’ Christopher Amoako frequented the region on Saturday and noted that one of the trucks aboard the ferry has just about submerged.

A group of youthful gentlemen ended up also viewed offloading the yams into canoes and boats.

Officers from the Salaga Hearth Services Division were being also observed waiting to drain the drinking water from the Ferry.

The Salaga Divisional Hearth Commander, ADO Norbert Adiali advised 3news until eventually the vans are offloaded, nothing at all can be completed about the condition.

Some of the motorists who spoke to the information workforce blamed the circumstance on the decomposed wood in the ferry.

They also appealed to authorities to look at receiving them a new vessel.

A test on the ramps clearly show most of the woods have been removed. The captain of the vessel declined to converse to the media.

In the meantime, a vessel is said to have taken off from as of 9:00pm Friday and is predicted to arrive Saturday evening in Makango to salvage the condition.

Passengers are stranded at Makango with many cars and trucks in queue waiting around to be conveyed.

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We Live To See; Karma Is Real & Tomorrow Awaits Us – Kelvyn Boy’s Message To Stonebwoy

Kelvyn Boy has reacted to his sack from ’s Burniton Tunes Group─and from his response, he is all jacked up to make it to the best at all cost to prove his haters improper.

Kelyvn Boy was fired from Burniton Songs Team yesterday─apparently, for staying ungrateful to the boss of Burniton Music Group, Stonebwoy.

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He has reacted on Instagram and according to him, “ is real”.

Kelyvn Boy reacting to his throwback video clip of singing a gospel tune on the Instagram webpage of RonnieIsEverywhere wrote “We dwell to see. Karma is real. awaits us”.

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Evidently, Boy does not give a hoot about his dismissal from the Burniton Music Team.



Humiliating defeat awaits any NPP candidate to contest me – Haruna Iddrisu declares

Minority Chief, has served a warning to any likely candidate from the governing New Patriotic Bash (NPP) who intends to him in 2020 to completely ready himself/herself for a .

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Submitting his nomination types at the Nationwide Democratic Congress (NDC) constituency place of work on Thursday, Haruna Iddrisu instructed the media he is a consummate democrat who is open up to contest but warned that anybody from the NPP who dares contest him was only embarking on an workout in futility.

He urged his supporters to exhibit same appreciate demonstrated him to
previous President John Dramani Mahama at the 2020 polls reiterating that as considerably
as the parliamentary seat is worried it was a forgone conclusion.

“This should lead drastically to President Mahama’s
success in the Presidential election. As for the parliamentary election, it’s a
make a difference of summary as I need a one vote which I am confident of in buy to
beat any possible NPP candidate.” He reported.

The Tamale South lawmaker promised to turn the constituency to
the Manhyia of Northern Location in which votes will identify who wins the
presidency in future elections.

“We can only be grateful for the constituents. I am guaranteed
that this fourth time that I am currently being lucky, profitable the probability and destiny of
Tamale South, its chiefs, its women of all ages and its youth, constituency executives who
are united for one particular candidate. We intend to acquire the Tamale South
Constituency as the Manhyia of the NDC in the Northern Region”, he mentioned on
Eyewitness Information on Thursday.

Haruna Iddrisu will not experience any level of competition in the
forthcoming Countrywide Democratic Congress (NDC) constituency primary as it
emerged he is the only particular person to have picked his sort in the Tamale South

At the shut of nominations for parliamentary candidates, the Tamale South lawmaker was the only person who picked the forms to contest yet again in the 2020 basic elections on the ticket of the NDC.

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This will be the fourth time the Previous Interaction
Minister is contesting the seat unopposed as records demonstrate exact occurrence in
2004, 2008, 2012 and now 2020. Zoure/2019

2019NSMQ: Cape Coast supremacy awaits as Augusco clash with Mfantsipim

St Augustine’s College or university will facial area intense town rivals, Mfantsipim University in the a person-eighth stage of the 2019 National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ).

The third contender is Swedru SHS also in the Central Location.

The R.S. Amegashie auditorium at the University of Ghana Company University was stuffed with cheers as the Central Region derby was confirmed.

The clash promises to be an exciting a single with the two boys’ educational institutions becoming giants of the competitors.

Swedru SHS, while underdogs were being liable for Augusco not partaking in the 2018 contest, so they are not to be underestimated. 

Augusco, acquiring struggled in the levels of competition in latest several years, showed a great deal of guarantee from the prelims scoring in excess of 70 factors. 

Mfantsipim Faculty, on the other hand, is seeded for their amazing performances around the yrs.

Check out the comprehensive pairings under

  1. KSTS, Pope John SHS, Notre Dame Girls’ SHS


  1.  Presec, Ofori Panyin SHS, Assin Point out Faculty


  1. Archbishop Potter Women SHS, St. John’s college, Tamale Science SHS


  1.  Kumasi SHTS, Brekum SHS, St Ignatius of Loyola


  1.  University Exercise, Asamankese SHS, Bolgatanga Girls’ SHS


  1. Opoku Ware SHS, Kumasi Anglican SHS, Osei Kyeretwie SHS


  1. Holy Little one SHS, Kumasi Academy, Anlo SHS


  1.  New Juabeng SHS, Armed forces SHTS, Ghana SHS


  1.  Adisadel College or university, Ghanata SHS, Nsutaman Catholic SHS


  1.  Ghana Countrywide Higher education, St John’s Grammar, Bishop Herman College


  1.  Islamic SHS, Kumasi, Tepa SHS, Awudome SHS


  1. Accra Academy, Abuakwa Condition college, T. I Amass Fomena


  1.  Prempeh university,  Labone SHS,  Atebubu SHS


  1.  St. Thomas Aquinas, Achimota SHS, Presby SHS, Nkwatia


  1.  Wesley Ladies SHS, Akwamuman SHS, Breman Asikuma SHS


  1.  Aburi Women SHS, Kumasi Significant College, Kpando SHS


  1.  St Margaret Mary’s SHS, T. I Amass, Kumasi, Kalpohin SHS


  1.  St. Peters SHS, Apam SHS, Drobo SHS


  1.  Keta SHTS, Edinaman SHS, Bekwai SDA


  1.  Sandema SHTS, Osei Tutu SHS, Oti Boateng SHS


  1.  St. Louis, Chemu SHS, Osino Presby SHS


  1.  Tamale SHS, Kadjebi Asato SHS, Ada SHS


  1.  KNUST SHS, Boa-Amponsem, Tamale College of Organization


  1.  Mfantsipim College, St. Augustine’s School, Swedru SHS


  1.  Krobo Women, Obuasi SHTS, St. Francis Xavier Jnr Seminary SHS


  1.  Mawuli College, GSTS, Ola Girls’ SHS


  1. West Africa SHS, Takoradi SHS, Sogakofe SHS