MASLOC trial: Former CEO Sedinam approved controversial 500k loan

Sedinam Tamakloe
Sedinam Tamakloe, previous CEO of MASLOC

The fifth (5th) Prosecution Witness in the case of the Republic versus Sedinam Tamakloe Attionu and a further has instructed the Fiscal and Tax Higher Court presided more than by Justice Afia Serwaa Asare Botwe, that the former CEO of MASLOC individually the personal loan ask for of Obaatanpa Microfinance Limited right before they ended up superior the GHc 500,000.00.

The financial loan has develop into a person of the bases for which the then CEO of MASLOC, Sedinam Tamakloe Attionu, has been arraigned on expenses of Stealing, Creating monetary reduction and amusing loss community house.

Mr. Francis Bandoh, the Head of Finance at the Microfinance and Compact Loans Centre (MASLOC) was led to give his evidence in chief by Mrs. Winifred Sarpong, a Point out Attorney at the Attorney General’s department.

In the bring about of the proof of the witness right before the Court docket, Prosecutors enquired from him no matter whether or not he could ensure to the Courtroom as to who accepted the 500,000.00 cedis for onward launch to the Obaatanpa Microfinance Confined and the activities that followed just the revenue was offered to Obaatanpa. Down below are a handful of of the issues as questioned by the Condition Lawyer,(SA) , and the responses supplied by the the Prosecution Witness, (PW) .

SA. How a lot was the second ask for by Obaatanpa to MASLOC for economical support?

PW. The Second for sum was 1,000.000.00 Cedis, nonetheless, the CEO then permitted an quantity of 500,000.00 Cedis for them.

SA. What transpired after the CEO approved the 500,000?

PW. What happened following the approve of the then CEO was to send the files to the accounts place of work for a cheque to be well prepared by the Accounts place of work. Ahead of the cheque is ready, they glimpse out for the acceptance of the CEO. Prior to them, they put together a cheque payment voucher. The cheque payment voucher has a column for a date.

SA. Will you be ready to Detect the ask for document of Obaatanpa to the previous CEO?

PW. Certainly, I will be able to identify it.

Soon after the Prosecution Witness determined the explained doc, the State Legal professional additional requested,

SA. There are some minutes on the doc, can you describe the makings on the document to the Courtroom?

PW. The Minitues on the document has “HOF, make sure you lets discuss”. HOF usually means Head of Finance.

The next minute on the document states “based on the current balances, I recommend we location some resources with them”.

The final roll says “Approved and signed by the then CEO”.

SA. You also talked about making ready a cheque of 500,000.00 after the CEO had offered acceptance. Will you be in a position to determine the said cheque?

PW. Sure, I will be capable to establish a copy of the Cheque.

SA. Be sure to just take a glimpse, at this. What do you have in your hand?

PW. I have in my handa a photocopy of a cheque from ADB, Agric Growth Lender.

SA. Just after you had penned the cheque for Obaatanpa, did you have any variety of interactions with them?

PW. Certainly we did have interactions with them soon after the cheque was prepared. These interactions are ordinarily to ask for them to spend the curiosity on the quantity and so the account place of work originated a ask for to Obaatanpa. These ask for are commonly on MASLOC letter head and indication by the licensed man or woman.

SA. You talked about sending sending quarterly requests for payment to Obaatanpa. Will u be equipped to identify this request?

PW. Certainly I will be ready to recognize these ask for.

SA. Be sure to take a seem at this. What do you have in your hand?

PW. What I have in my hand is a photocopy of MASLOC letter requesting for curiosity payment from Obaatanpa. The subject matter is ask for for desire payment and it signed by the then CEO and Bead of Hazard administration.

SA. Did you receive any response from Obaatanpa following your many requests to them?

PW. No I did not hear just about anything. Even so, when the new administration arrived, we wrote leeter to all establishments who have delayed with interest payments and Obaatanpa was just one of them. Obaatanpa arrived to a conference at the MASLOC premises. At the conference, Obaatanpa’s agent at the assembly stated they will get again to us. Just after some handful of months, I was revealed a letter by the existing Deputy CEO from the previous CEO acknowledging a sum 500,000.00 from Obaatanpa.

Hearing in the trial was subsequently adjourned by Justice Afia Serwaa Asare Botwe’s Courtroom to the 21st of January 2020 for the State to guide its witness to give even further evidence.

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‘What A Shame’ – Former Minister trolls Anthony Joshua For Prostrating Before President Buhari

Nigerian politician and previous Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to the pics that flouted the net house involving world boxing winner and Nigeria’s , Important Common Muhammadu Buhari.

In a assembly among the aforementioned personalities in the
Uk, some photos which trended on the web showed Anthony Joshua, the reigning Significant
Bodyweight Winner prostrating in advance of President Buhari which many applauded him
for his humility and regard.

His conduct, on the other hand, did not impress Femi Fani-Kayode.

In a post he built on social media, Femi berated the act by Anthony
Joshua when he prostrated before President Buhari expressing his utter
disappointment at the British born Nigerian boxer.

In accordance to the previous minister, it was disgusting for Joshua
to make this kind of a gesture just before a blood-thirsty dictator and a tyrant like President

”I come across this photograph of @anthonyfjoshua’s behaviour utterly repulsive and disgusting. Prostrating right before his slave master & a bloodthirsty dictator & tyrant who is viciously persecuting and humiliating his men and women: what a crying disgrace. This speaks volumes. He has misplaced me!” he wrote.

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Nana Akwasi Agyeman, former Kumasi Mayor, passes on


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Kwabia Owusu-Mensah, GNA

Kumasi, Jan. 14, GNA
– Nana Akwasi , a former of Kumasi, reportedly died on the dawn of
Tuesday at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Clinic (KATH).

“Okumkom” as he was
affectionately termed, is reported to have died soon after a protracted health issues for
which he was acquiring cure at the referral facility.

A very well-trustworthy
resource at KATH, confirmed the demise to the Ghana News Company in Kumasi.

Nana Akwasi Agyeman,
belonged to the royal Oyoko spouse and children of the Asante Kingdom – the blood line of
Asante Kings.

He served as a mayor
for Kumasi for about two decades, underneath various political regimes, such as
Nationwide Redemption Council (NRC), Supreme Military Council (SMC) I and II,
Peoples Nationwide Social gathering (PNP), Provisional Countrywide Defence Council (PNDC) and
the Countrywide Democratic Congress (NDC).

Again he served in
the placement of a Deputy of Surroundings in-cost of the Northern
sector beneath former President Rawlings-led NDC Governing administration.

Nana Akwasi Agyeman
died at the ripe age of 86.


Former Aviation minister Joe Baidoe-Ansah loses wife

General Information of Thursday, 9 January 2020


Mrs Theresa Baidoe-AnsahMrs Theresa Baidoe-Ansah

The wife of Joe Baidoe-Ansah a minister of , Trade and Market beneath the administration has reportedly handed.

In a assertion signed by Fritz Baffour, it disclosed that Mrs. Theresa Baidoe-Ansah died on Wednesday, December 25, 2019.

Minor facts was supplied on the result in of dying but the statement included that the closing funeral rites of the husband or wife of the former MP for Kwesimintsim constituency in the Western location would be introduced later on.

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Former Ghana striker Arhinful wants a local coach for Black Stars

Sports Information of Thursday, 9 January 2020


Former Ghana forward Augustine ArhinfulPrevious Ghana forward Augustine Arhinful

Ghana forward Augustine Arhinful believes the country has “far more than ample capable” indigenous coaches to lead the senior national soccer crew.

The Black Stars are anticipated to get a new manager in the coming weeks subsequent the Ghana Football Association’s final decision to let go of James Kwesi Appiah whose contract ran out on December 31.

Previous Ghana skipper Charles ‘CK’ Akonnor is among the the adult males reportedly below thing to consider for the position, while 1978 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) winner Mohammed Polo has publicly registered interest in changing Appiah.

“I imagine we have a lot more than plenty of proficient coaches for the role, these appointing just want to have faith in area coaches,” Arhinful instructed Asempa FM.

“The subsequent Black Stars Mentor really should be a single that is challenging and uncompromising. He should be courageous.

“Aside [from] becoming a excellent tactician, the following Black Stars mentor should also be a good communicator.”

Appiah led Ghana involving 2017 and 2019. It was his 2nd spell at the helm of affairs subsequent a initially stint concerning 2012 and 2014.

“I was next the Ghana-South Africa put up-match job interview of Kwasi Appiah and he claimed something about he doesn’t believe that in formations or so, though he didn’t genuinely indicate to say that. The media built information out of it since he did not converse it effectively,” Arhinful additional.

“I hence believe the up coming Black Stars should be a single that communicates nicely, he ought to be articulate.”

Swiss coach Rene Weiler, Martin Poustka and Frantisek Straka – the two of the Czech Republic – have also been joined to the occupation.

“I am Not Talking” Says Kaakie’s Former Manager, JMJ After Being Asked Why He Didn’t Attend Kaakie’s Wedding

Previous dancehall act, a short while ago obtained married and was all about the information.

Jah Master Jay, who happens to be the formal supervisor of the songstress refused to talk about why he was not current at the marriage ceremony, in a the latest job interview on Zylofon Fm

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Instantly the visitor host, Kobby Kyei requested the concern, why wasn’t he existing at the marriage ceremony of his formal artist, he began to defeat about the bush

His 1st statement right the problem was “I’m Not ”. Immediately after this statement he experimented with so quite a few ways to avoid answering the question

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VIDEO: Former Manager Of Kaakie, Jay Masta Jay Reacts Surprisingly When Asked About Her Recent Wedding

Renowned Ghanaian music producer and boss of musician , Jay Jay aka JMJ would seem to nonetheless harbor some pain in his heart for the unconventional manner the musician remaining his record label, Xtra Large Music about three a long time ago.

In an interview before this early morning on the getaway edition of Zylofon FM’s ‘Showbiz Agenda’ hosted by Kobby Kyei, JMJ tried his doable greatest to brush apart the question about his absence from the ceremony which arrived off during the weekend.

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No matter how really hard Kobby Kyei attempted to make him open up about why he was not spotted at the ceremony, JMJ stated that he did not prep for these kinds of a problem so he was not heading to response.

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He even more threatened that if the other folks in the studio, who ended up also bombarding him with concerns about his absence from the marriage ceremony did not quit, he was going to wander out of the studio, insisting that he came there to speak about his new ‘Riddim of the GODS’ undertaking.

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Restore former glory of Krobo – Nene Narh Tekpertey II to Krobos

Normal News of Thursday, 2 January 2020

Source: Michael Oberteye

Nene Sipim Narh Tekpertey II of Aklomuase in the Manya Krobo traditional areaNene Sipim Narh Tekpertey II of Aklomuase in the Manya Krobo location

Nene Sipim Narh Tekpertey II of Aklomuase in the Manya Krobo common place of the Japanese Region has tasked Krobos to make restoring the previous of lineage prime priority in the New 12 months, 2020.

Nene Tekpertey who recalled the wonderful past of the folks of Decreased Manya Krobo, Higher Manya and Yilo Krobo claimed Krobos had delight in their tribe and should thus stand up to reinstate the grandeur related with their ancestry.
“Manya Krobo to reclaim its past glory as was the situation in the earlier when the mere mention of the identify elicited fame have to combat for our heritage,” stated the main.

The chief who expressed issue above the deficiency of developmental projects and strained relations concerning numerous personalities and entities explained correcting the faults of the earlier 12 months was the surest way of reclaiming all lost positive aspects thanks the persons of Manya Krobo in 2020.

“A ton of issues did not go properly in 2019 that deprived Manya Krobo of love, peace and unity and its people today and chiefs,” stated Nene Sipim. “My prayer for this new 12 months is that Krobos will be capable to recuperate all that it lost in the past yr by correcting all of its wrongs to appreciate the positive aspects of the calendar year 2020.”

The Aklomuase chief who regretted the reduction of lifetime and quite a few injuries sustained by protesters throughout clashes with the PDS in February and May perhaps 2019 prayed for the peaceful resolution of those people distinctions to make sure peace and progress in the region.

Nene Sipim Narh Tekpertey II who noticed the unsatisfactory development of advancement of Manya Krobo said hopes of the people of improved improvement underneath the latest govt adhering to the improve in govt in 2016 has not materialized.

“This region is predominantly an NDC stronghold but the people resolved to improve the government [in the last elections] in anticipation of improved predicament in their life,” Nene Tekpertey recounted.

With 2020 being an election calendar year, the common chief who extolled the virtues of peace urged the youth not to enable themselves to be used by politicians to disturb the peace of the country in the course of the procedure.

He explained, “Nobody need to give you income as an NPP or NDC youth to go combat your NDC or NPP opponent,” he recommended as he identified as on all aspirants contesting the elections to take the result of the polls although thriving aspirants ought to not switch their backs on the individuals.

Nene Terkpertey who referred to as on young individuals to provide as advocates of progress, nonetheless, cautioned them not to involve by themselves in avoidable and violent agitations but make certain that their leaders supply on their mandate.

He also cautioned them to desist from drug abuse, drunkenness, immorality and other sorts of social vices in the New Yr and prayed for the achievement of government mandate to the individuals to advise the electorate in their selection throughout the 2020 polls.

The regular chief termed for tranquil resolution of all pending chieftaincy disputes in the Manya Krobo Classic Area, stressing, that cohesion amongst chiefs was paramount to ensure togetherness in pursuit of widespread goals.

“Manya Krobo belongs to all of us [Krobos] and so we need to unite,” he stressed.
He known as on political leaders including the authorities, MCEs, MPs, etcetera. to assure that its mandate of developing Manya Krobo is adequately tackled.
He termed on Ghanaians to preserve the country’s sense of unity as it goes into its main elections in December 2020.

Former Western Regional Minister Esther Lilly Nkansah dies

Western Minister, Esther Lilly Nkansah has handed on though obtaining remedy at the Effia Nkwanta Hospital in Sekondi.

The late Esther Lily Nkansah was a lawyer and the last Western Regional Minister to provide underneath the Rawlings’ administration from 1997 to 2000.

In 2010, she was named in a 10-member Board of Financial institution of Ghana by Atta Mills to support the government with its ‘Better Ghana Agenda’.

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Citi News’ resource in the NDC’s Western Regional Interaction Directorate who confirmed this said: “her predicament was important yesterday but handed this morning”.

She was 71 a long time.



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Tupac’s Former Bodyguard ‘Who Helped Rapper Fake His Death’ Claims He Has Proof The Rapper Never Died

Tupac’s previous statements he has evidence the faked his loss of life.

Michael Nice was reported to have died last year, but he has unveiled he faked his possess dying in a online video to show it can be done.  He suggests he has evidence Tupac is still alive far too.

Michael, who was Tupac’s bodyguard, created headlines when he claimed Tupac had been smuggled into Cuba with the aid of President Fidel Castro immediately after the push by capturing that police claimed claimed his lifestyle. He promised to launch proof.

Nevertheless, in December very last calendar year, it was noted that Michael Wonderful had died just times ahead of he was thanks to launch proof that proved Tupac is even now alive. Now, Michael has uncovered that he faked his own loss of life.

In a video clip posted to YouTube, he suggests that he did what he did to evade his enemies.


He suggests: “My name’s Michael Nice. I faked my demise on the 18th of December, 2018 and I’m below now, back from the dead to show why and how I faked my demise. I’m likely to place the history straight.”

Speaking from an unfamiliar place, he continues: “I know it is a shock to all the people today who know me but I’m back again, I’m back to explain anything. I confess I faked my death and I experience fairly ashamed about it but it experienced to be completed and I’m right here now to clarify the motives why.”

Michael says the point that he faked his own death proves that he also aided Tupac phony his dying for the reason that he’s bought the “experience” expected to pull it off.

He suggests: “I’ve finished it once again with myself. It proves that I have obtained these capabilities.”

Michael also claims he experienced been receiving threats and that if he hadn’t faked his loss of life when he did he would have been dead by now anyway.

Michael states he arranged for an ambulance to collect him following he faked his dying and that he’d made use of a magic trick he figured out as a youngster to quit his pulse so that when a paramedic checked him they thought he was dead.

He claims his “body” was taken to the medical center and that his contacts in the funeral dwelling business enterprise organized to select him up and swap him out for an genuine useless physique which was taken to the morgue.

He suggests he then made his escape and that he couldn’t consider how efficiently it all went.

Michael goes on: “I laid small for a 12 months and I’m back again now to inform my story, put matters straight and get on with the mission.

“There’s only 1 detail I can guarantee out of all of this, it doesn’t make a difference no matter whether you feel it or not, retribution is coming.”

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Former PA at Tyler Perry Studios, Esi Yamoah Nominated for Best Picture at 2019 Ghana Movie Awards

From a output assistant at Perry Studios, to a nominee for Greatest Movement Picture of the Year as a producer at the Ghana Film Awards, Esi is on a roll. Last calendar year, Esi took a leap of faith and labored on her initially feature movie as producer, “Gold Coast Lounge,” in Accra, Ghana. This is Esi’s 1st nomination as a producer.

“ I was thrilled to do the job on the task! The story was a breath of fresh air and experienced a potent information.”

“Gold Coast Lounge” has racked up 18 nominations at the Ghana Film Awards and is scheduled to hit cinemas on January 3rd, 2020 in Accra, Ghana at the Accra Shopping mall and on the 4th at West Hills Mall.

Gold Coastline Lounge is an Afro-noir film that usually takes spot in the coronary heart of Ghana. A family members of criminals has to cleanse up their act prior to the authorities shuts down their personal lounge. Right the proprietor has been mysteriously poisoned, it is remaining to his oldest son, Daniel, to consider the stool. In the midst of implementing new procedures to the organization, Daniel operates into big problems of adore triangles, electric power struggles, tribalism and murder.

The cast involves Alphonse Menyo, Adjetey Anang, Raquel Ammah, Zynnell Zuh, Pascal Aka, Cina Soul Akofa Edjeani, and Gideon Boakye.

“I hope that I stimulate more folks from the African Diaspora to not just return again to Ghana but to make investments in our entertainment field. With each other, we can consider Ghana to the upcoming degree.”



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Former Hearts player Saban Laryea eyeing move to Kotoko

Former Hearts of Oak participant, Saban Laryea is eyeing a go to sign up for bitter rivals Kumasi Asante Kotoko to turn out to be Maxwell Konadu’s to start with signing on his return to Kotoko.

Saban Laryea, who featured for Hearts in a productive spell prior to becoming a member of Ococias Kyoto in Japan is now established to make the dreaded shift to the camp of ‘the enemy’.

Saban by nature is a tricky tackling and sturdy defensive midfielder and will increase some a great deal essential chunk to Kotoko’s midfield.

Coach Maxwell Konadu in his quest for one more productive spell as Kotoko supervisor will be hoping to make some signings to bolster his squad forward of the 2019/2020 Ghana Leading League time.

Kotoko have presently been connected to one previous hearts participant in Patrick Razak but the hyperlinks to Saban Laryea arrive as no shock with the porcupine warriors seeking to fill the gap still left by the injury to Richard Senanu and the contract difficulties with Justice Blay.

on Accra based mostly Hotfm, the agent of Saban Laryea, Mr. Atanga mentioned

“I can only validate that Sarbah undoubtedly desires a return to the Ghana Premier League and this will be before long and most probable he will engage in for one particular of the biggest golf equipment in Ghana.The go will certainly shock a lot of Ghanaians but it is the very best for the participant at the moment”.

He continued by declaring, “ I am a Hearts lover but sometimes the ’s desire is paramount and his decisions ought to be highly regarded, I know coach Maxwell Konadu actually admires my so I will not be astonished if he joins Kotoko just before the start of the leading league period in Ghana”.

The Ghana leading league kicks of on the 28th of December, 2019 and groups are planning for the impending year.

Former burglars share their top tips for keeping your home safe


Our households are crammed with some of our most prized belongings and even extra so as the festive season rolls all over and we stash gifts for loved kinds in cabinets and below the tree.

So it is only normal we’d want to maintain our property and the valuables inside risk-free from thieves. But in accordance to  burglars, there are some major protection blunders we have been earning. These issues ended up revealed in a thread on Reddit, which these with a prison earlier to the selection just one place individuals really should never ever hide valuables.

Additional than 13,000 people commented on the put up, here’s a seem at what some of them had to say. 1 man or woman reported: “LED lighting is low-cost these days.

“If your property is gonna be vacant for a although, look at investing in a person of these intelligent-lights household automation methods where by you can set various rooms to transform on and off at diverse factors in the day. (Kitchen all through dinnertime, bedrooms at evening, and so forth.)

“My neighbour did that and it fooled me. I rang his doorbell to question to borrow a tension washer wand, with no reaction. Figured he was with family and was not using any additional visitors, but turns out he’s been on holiday for the past four days.” 
An individual else wrote: “Don’t depart points out that individuals can see from exterior your residence or car or truck.

“If you buy a new Television or pc, break down the box it came in, do not just leave it by your rubbish bin.”

A 3rd suggested towards modest lock bins.

They commented: “It’s terrific when you obtain just one for the reason that they are basic to open and if they never have a wall secure then all of their principal valuables and cash are typically in it. Jackpot!”

And don’t underestimate the worth of maintaining your shed locked, as a different user pointed out: “Even if your home is locked, if your drop isn’t, I probably have access to a myriad of resources I can use to attain entry. Really don’t aid the burglar. Lock your lose.”

One more particular person reminded men and women not to retail store their spare keys in close proximity to the entrance doorway, as it is so obvious.

“Don’t preserve spare critical near front door, less than plant pot, less than doorway mat or top of door body, and many others.”

A sixth described how their cousin had a sneaky approach to confuse burglars.

They reported: “My cousin lives in a terrible neighbourhood, so she went to a thrift shop, bought an obnoxious wanting jewellery box and a bunch of pricey looking costume jewellery that’s really worthless and set it in the box.

“She retains this in a conspicuous place. Then she leaves a several 20s on major, this way if another person in fact breaks in, they will get this and operate, ignoring some of her well hidden valuables.”

And at last an individual proclaiming to function for the police encouraged figuring out how you would crack in to your individual house, as it will demonstrate you where you’re vulnerable to thieves.

They posted: “When I was a university student I was definitely undesirable at locking myself out of the residence and would often need to split in.

“I’ve climbed the again fence to accessibility a again door I suspected was left unlocked, used a piece of card to flick open up the locks on sash windows, managed to wriggle down an outdated coal chute into the cellar, etcetera.

“Each time I’d fix the problem but subsequent time I was faced with the need to get within I’d locate a further way in. It is a incredibly beneficial exercise to test your security”.

Former President Kufuor receives award for agricultural successes

Stephen Asante, GNA

Dabaa (Ash), Dec.
08, GNA – Previous President John Agyekum Kufuor has been honoured for his
motivation to development and enhancement.

“You did not close
there right serving your state as a President. You continued to do what your
moms and dads did very best – farming, which has developed numerous jobs for the people,” a
Citation, which was offered to the former President by the Atwima Nwabiagya
North District Assembly, examine.

“Although the
international local community has recognized these attempts, your motherland owes you
this excellent gratitude.”

“You instituted and
implemented policies that ensured the reduction of long-term hunger and poverty
in the region,” it browse, citing the subsidising of agro inputs and absolutely free cocoa
mass spraying.

It indicated that
this had favourable impact on food security and the overall overhaul of the cocoa

The programme
coincided with the District’s Farmers’ Day celebration at Dabaa in the Ashanti
Area, hometown of the former President, who was also declared the District’s
Most effective Farmer. 

Oheneba Owusu Afriyie,
Apagyahene, acquired the citation on behalf of the former President, as nicely as
other prizes, including a tricycle, fertilizer, and knapsack sprayer.

The former President
has cultivated over 200 acres of cocoa and other crops and much more than 300 sheep
and cattle, amongst some others.  

The Farmers’ Day
celebration noticed more than 15 people today and organisations getting awards for
devoted services and huge contributions to agricultural efficiency
in the place.

Mr Benito Owusu Bio,
the Member of Parliament for Atwima Nwabiagya North, and Deputy Minister of
Lands and Pure Means, said the Government would keep on to prioritise
agricultural progress to achieve foods sufficiency.

“This is why the
very last 3 decades, beneath the Nana Akufo-Addo-led Administration, experienced noticed
large investment decision in the sector and the rolling out of initiatives to develop
jobs and wealth for the citizenry.”

He lauded the
winners, particularly the previous President, for their patriotism.


Torture charges against former Liberia leader’s ex-wife dismissed

Agnes Taylor (far right) faced allegations that she conspired to use rape to torture women during the war in 1990 photo: PATRICK ROBERT/GETTY
Agnes Taylor (considerably correct) faced allegations that she conspired to use rape to females throughout the war in 1990 photograph: PATRICK ROBERT/GETTY

Torture rates versus the ex-wife of former Liberian president Charles Taylor have been dismissed at the Outdated Bailey.

Agnes Reeves-Taylor, 54, was billed in 2017 about a string of offences – some involving kids – in the course of the West African country’s civil war.

The university lecturer, from Dagenham in east London, denied wrongdoing and was due to stand trial in January.

But soon after a complex attraction, judge Mr Justice Sweeney dismissed all expenses.

Ms Reeves-Taylor was because of to facial area a demo for torture and conspiracy to torture relating to functions alleged to have taken position in 1990, all through Liberia’s bloody civil war.

Up to 250,000 individuals are thought to have been killed for the duration of civil conflict between 1989 and 2003.

Ms Reeves-Taylor’s ex-spouse was Liberia’s president from 1997 right up until 2003 and is at the moment serving a existence sentence for war crimes in Sierra Leone.

However, Mr Justice Sweeney ruled that the case in opposition to Taylor’s previous spouse could no for a longer period proceed.

He stated there was a lack of proof that the Taylor regime experienced governmental management around the regions the place Ms Taylor’s alleged crimes occurred. This was a important examination for conviction for torture in Uk law – and therefore Ms Reeves-Taylor experienced to be produced from remand in prison.

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What was Reeves-Taylor accused of?

Agnes Taylor (date unknown)
Agnes Reeves-Taylor formerly worked as a lecturer and head of office at Coventry University

The eight allegations Ms Reeves-Taylor faced worried gatherings in 1990 as the civil war raged across Liberia.

  • The expenses involved conspiracy to dedicate torture by allegedly facilitating the rape of captive ladies by soldiers in Charles Taylor’s forces (Countrywide Patriotic Front of Liberia)
  • It was more alleged that 3 of the torture allegations related to inflicting “severe discomfort or suffering”, including assaults on a 13-yr-previous boy.
  • The Old Bailey had also read that a person allegation of torture related to a “pastor’s wife” who had resisted raped by a single of Charles Taylor’s commanders. Mr Justice Sweeney mentioned the evidence of that allegation was that Ms Reeves-Taylor “ordered that the lady be tied [in a manner that caused pain amounting to torture]. The defendant then shot and killed the woman’s two younger children, stating ‘See if you refuse an buy this will happen’.”

She had denied she had been involved in any crimes.

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In his ruling, Mr Justice Sweeney stated: “I have requested myself in relation to every rely whether there is sufficient proof taken at its reasonable peak on which a jury could effectively conclude that at the time and site of every offence, the NPFL [Charles Taylor’s forces] was doing exercises governmental function in the applicable location.

“In my check out the remedy in each individual occasion is plainly in the damaging.”

Ms Reeves-Taylor smiled as she appeared in a clip url from Bronzefield women’s jail in Surrey to listen to the ruling.

Detectives at the Metropolitan Police’s war crimes device commenced on the lookout into her history in 2014 immediately after receiving allegations from investigators doing work for two justice campaign teams in West Africa.

The business lecturer was then arrested and charged in June 2017.

Due to the fact then she has fought to have the scenario dropped – and her legal professionals have beforehand advised the court that she had no formal posture in Charles Taylor’s routine.

Ms Reeves-Taylor has lived in the Uk because 1998 but her long run is now uncertain.

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War crimes, torture and British legislation

  • Incidents amounting to war crimes committed abroad can be prosecuted in the United kingdom beneath two unique legal guidelines
  • Section 134 of the Prison Justice Act 1988 was utilized to consider to prosecute Agnes Reeves-Taylor for torture
  • The Supreme Court docket dominated that a jury need to be absolutely sure that a defendant below this cost was both equally an formal in a routine or authorities – and that the regime experienced some type of administrative regulate in the space where the alleged crime occurred
  • This exam could not be achieved in the Reeves-Taylor case
  • The Intercontinental Legal Courts Act 2001 allows prosecutions for genocide, war crimes and crimes towards humanity
  • But it does not utilize to functions just before 1991 – and so could not be utilised in the Reeves-Taylor circumstance
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While she is legally resident getting claimed asylum, her software to settle completely was refused underneath a House Workplace rule that there were being significant reasons to contemplate that she experienced, among other things, committed a crime against peace, a war criminal offense, or a criminal offense in opposition to humanity.

Her attraction against that choice remains outstanding.

Emmanuelle Marchard, of Civitas Maxima, one particular of the two marketing campaign teams that had assisted the Scotland Lawn investigation, stated the end of the circumstance was “heartbreaking” for those who required their stories to be listened to in a British court.

She added: “However, as a lawful group, we identify the lawful achievements of this circumstance. In this sense, we welcome the choice that the British isles Supreme Court sent in November, which verified as a lawful basic principle that users of non-Point out armed teams may possibly be prosecuted for crimes of torture less than United kingdom regulation.”

And Charlie Loudon from Redress, a Uk charity campaigning for war crimes justice, stated while the consequence was “difficult” it was clear that armed groups these kinds of as ISIS and the Taliban could now be prosecuted for torture in a British courtroom.

“The priority is that the Uk proceeds to commit in prosecuting instances like this. For numerous victims throughout the earth their only hope for justice is by way of a British court docket,” Mr Loudon claimed.

A spokesperson for the Crown Prosecution Company said the “landmark case” had assisted outline the boundaries of torture legislation in the British isles.

In a assertion, Bark & Co Solicitors, which represented the lecturer, stated: “Agnes Reeves Taylor is now no cost to get on with her existence and rejoin her loving family members. She has been in jail considering the fact that 1 June 2017, around two-and-a-50 % -several years for a crime she did not dedicate. At all periods she has strenuously denied the allegations against her.”

Supply: BBC

Former Accra Mayor Oko Vanderpuye Remarries 7 Years After Losing His First Wife

Accra mayor Nii Oko Vanderpuye has remarried, 7 a long time immediately after dropping the appreciate of his everyday living.

Oko obtained married today in Mamprobi to his latest sweetheart, Cynthia Amerley Ayiku.

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His first spouse Gifty died in 2012, unfortunately passing absent right after an spectacular 30-yr relationship.

These days, he moved on from that tragedy. We desire him the greatest in his new relationship.

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Supply: GhanaCelebrities.Com

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Here Are Photos From The Traditional Wedding of Former Accra Mayor, Alfred Oko Vanderpuije And New Wife

Accra And major Ghanaian Politician, Alfred Oko Vanderpuije has eventually tied the knot with a different gorgeous woman 7 yrs following the dying of his initial wife.

Mr. Alfred Oko Vanderpuije married at a private ceremony held at Mamprobi in Accra right now 5th December 2019. The identify of his new spouse is Cynthia Amerley Atiku.

Mr. Vanderpuije missing his late spouse, Gifty Naa Adei Vanderpuije, at the Korle Bu Educating Hospital in June 2012, particularly 7 a long time and a number of months back following getting together for about 30 decades.

Mr. Alfred Oko Vanderpuije is at the moment the member of parliament for Ablekuma South Constituency in the Increased Accra Location of .

We wish him nicely in his new union.

Listed here are the Pics from the Marriage ceremony Ceremony

Mr Alfred Oko Vanderpuije marries new wife 7 years after the death of his first wife

Former road safety ambassador renders unqualified apology to his former bosses

General News of Monday, 2 December 2019


Ghana’s former road safety ambassador, Gabby Adu Gyamfi’s former road protection , Gabby Adu Gyamfi

Ghana’s previous street protection ambassador Gabby Adu Gyamfi, has rendered an unqualified apology to his former bosses at the Nationwide Highway Security Fee (NRSC).

Gabby admitted in a letter copied to that his carry out to his superiors at the Nationwide Highway Basic Commission his resignation was disrespectful, unwarranted and unacceptable.

The previous ambassador who is of potent impression that highway incident is killing much more men and women than HIV/AIDS recounted how his experience at the NRSC aided him solicit for money to accomplish a surgical treatment for his kid when she was diagnosed of Hemangioma of the anterior neck.

“There is no justification for my steps. I should acknowledge that your outfit supported me to acquire recognition and brought me to the limelight in Ghana and beyond”.

“I simply cannot mend the hurt that I have brought on but I have been dedicated and maintain your outfit in significant esteem which is liable for street safety in our expensive nation. I sincerely see the will need for restitution. He admonished

Beneath is Gabby’s letter of apology