First Ghanaian coach to declare interest in Stars job wants $25,000 as salary

Robert Sackey
Robert Sackey

A previous U-20 for the Black Princesses, Robert Sackey, has expressed his readiness to the Black Stars.

Adhering to the take more than as the president of the Ghana Soccer
Affiliation president, Kurt Okraku and the Government Council have dissolved the
technical groups of the several nationwide groups.

Kwesi Appiah’s reign as the Black Stars coach arrived to an conclude on
December 31 past year.

The former Good Olympics board member gets the to start with community mentor to his curiosity in coaching the senior national crew.

In accordance to him, he will demand from customers $25,000 as month to month wage, introducing that coaches and players will have to be paid if the nation want to acquire some thing meaningful.

“I am able of coaching the Black Stars. I did a great occupation with
the Black Princesses even while I was accused of undertaking practically nothing,” he instructed
Asempa FM. 

“Players want a mentor that they can relate to. I have coached
leading players in America and I know these Black Stars gamers can relate to me
and get the final results.

“I am not determined for the Black Stars coaching work but when
the will need appear I will utilize for it.

“I will cost the FA $25,000 a thirty day period but it need to appear on time. Gamers and coaches must be compensated nicely if not then we can’t win everything superior. 

Source:  Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah |

We rejected GHC500k MASLOC cash over 2% non-negotiable interest – Witness

Madina Sedina Tamakloe, a former Main Government Officer (CEO) of the Microfinance and Little Loans Centre

A 3rd Prosecution (PW3) in the scenario in which Madina Sedina Tamakloe, a former Chief Govt Officer (CEO) of the Microfinance and Tiny Loans Centre (MASLOC) and a single Daniel Axim have been charged for thieving, has told Finance and Tax Division of the Accra Higher Court that they MASLOC’s investment decision facility of GHc500, 000 owing to its non-negotiable two per cent curiosity rate.

The witness also explained he spoke to the ex-MASLOC CEO for five minutes following he handed around the explained amount of GHc500, 000 money, an investment facility that was rejected by Obaatanpa Microfinance Firm in a ‘Ghana Have to Go’ bag to her at Baatsona Full Filling Station on the Spintex Street.

 Led by Senior Condition Attorney, Mrs Stella Ohene Appiah to give his proof-in-chief as PW3, Mr Seth Obugyei, at this time, a common ruler and a farmer advised the court docket presided over by Justice Afia Serwah Asare Botwe that, the mentioned quantity was turned down since of the non-negotiable fascination rates it arrived with.

 Telling the court how he arrived to know the ex-MASLOC CEO, Mr Obugyei explained a single Sophia Akuokoh, introduced him to Madam Sedina Tamakloe at Golden Tulip Hotel that she was the CEO of MASLOC and that they guidance money establishments.

According to him just after that day, he utilized for a bank loan of GH150, 000 for Obaatanpa Microfinance which was approved within just a month.

He advised the court that, “thereafter, Madam Sedina Tamakloe indicated to me that she preferred to do an expense in my microfinance, so I agreed and about a month later, she termed me that a cheque of GHc500,000 had been accredited for us.

The witness informed the court more that, “I was then travelling so I despatched Samuel Quansah, (PW2 in this make a difference) to select the cheque to deliver to the microfinance.”

Non-negotiable 2% curiosity fee

The witness explained to the court docket that when he returned for his journey, “the Manager for the microfinance known as to come across out the agreement on the fee, but I could not give him an solution, simply because, I did not know the desire charge.”

He extra that, “I named Madam Sedina Tamakloe to find out and she stated 2% like the GHc150,000, then I termed back again to tell the supervisor, then he advised me that we should really have relatively meet up with to examine the curiosity he will give to MASLOC considering that it was an financial commitment they were performing with us.”

The witness told the court docket that he then known as Madam Sedina to advise her about the improvement and “she informed me the interest rate was non-negotiable, and then I instructed the manager that the curiosity was non-negotiable mount.”

The Supervisor then stated “the curiosity charge was significant, so if they are not negotiating with us, we really should return the funds. So I identified as Madam Sedina and advised her what happened, so we were being returning the cheque.

Give us hard cash no cheque

The witness claimed, the ex-MASLOC CEO demanded that “if so, we must rather bring cash due to the fact they had been obtaining complications with clearing of some cheques.

He added that, “Just as they have advised us some months in the past just as we have been shelling out fascination on the GHc150, 000, on that occasion, they returned that cheque, so we agreed to mobilise the dollars and despatched to her.

He instructed the court docket that, he termed the supervisor to do the mobilization and when it was completely ready they introduced it in Ghana have to go bag.

“When we bought to Pokuase on our way from Ejura, I named Madam Sedina close to 7:00 p.m that we acquired to Accra with the cash but for stability causes, I can not retain the dollars in my property. Then, she indicated that, she has just returned from a funeral in her hometown, so she will satisfy me at the Baatsona Full filling Station.

“So, Mr Samuel Quansah and myself drove to the Baatsona Complete fillng station. When we have been close to the filling station, Mr Quansah requested me to connect with her yet again, then she reported we ought to park at the parking good deal and she requested me the variety of automobile I was employing so that she will park guiding me and that she was in a store inside of the filling station,” the witness narrated.

We spoke for 5 minutes

He additional that, “when we parked, she also parked driving us and I walked to the vehicle and greeted her and asked regardless of whether I really should. Ring the money and she mentioned certainly. So I acquired the income from my backseat and place it at the backseat of her auto and sat at the passenger front seat of her car or truck and I explained to her the money was GHc500, 000 so, I wrote the denominations for her.”

In accordance to him, “we converse for 5 minutes and we parted ways” but the dollars as per the denominations have been GHc50 notes were (GHc200, 000), GHc20 notes had been GHc200, 000 and the GHc10 notes have been (GHc100, 000).

He told the court the cash was mobilized from Amanten and Kasei neighborhood lender and submitted a lender statement of that evidence to the court.

Receipt of payment

Mr Obugyei explained to the courtroom that, he referred to as the next day to ask for for a receipt of payment but the accused individual explained she was in a assembly and that she will phone back.

“I did not her from her that day right until about a few to five days, before I termed and she mentioned I could consider the receipt and the pursuing working day, I despatched Mr Quansah to consider the receipt.”

MASLOC Need notices

The witness even further informed the court that in January and July 2015 “we received about 5 demand notices from MASLOC, so I called Madam Sedina and she mentioned it was an oversight so they will rectify.”

But the witness reported, desire notices were being however coming, we wrote to reveal that we have paid the said quantity. So in July when these notices came, I sent a duplicate to Madam Sedina on Whatssap.

And then she responded by indicating it would be worked on. Thereafter, we did not obtain the need recognize till 2017 that an individual called me from MASLOC that GHc500, 000 was continue to superb.

“So he asked for for a meetjng and then I termed Mr Quansah to fulfill me at MASLOC and within just that identical yr, the major fraud business office called me from their business office in Kumasi and explained to me that their manager in Accra want to see me, so I arrived to see him and he indicated that the GHc500, 000 financial commitment we took from MASLOC was nevertheless outstanding so they were being investigating.”

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Promote Interest Of Children Always — Paralegals Urged

A Authorized practitioner, Clarke Noyoru has identified as on Paralegals in the state to strife at the advertising of the of little ones usually in the program of duty.

According to him, the higher expense of lawful companies can make the operate of paralegals really essential in delivering justice to young children who appear in conflict with the law that’s why the need to make their services readily readily available and affordable to small children.

He mentioned that the higher price tag of authorized providers in the country is 1 of the reasons small children who discovered on their own in conflict with the regulation end up in grownup prisons alternatively of juvenile services for rehabilitation.

“We are unable to operate a method wherever we want to secure the legal rights of kids when expert services are highly-priced,” he said.

Mr Noyoru built the simply call all through a day’s teaching programme organised by the Lawful Means Centre to improve the capacity of paralegals and connected to protect the rights of small children on the topic “Justice for Little ones: Bridging The Gap Between Laws and Practice”.

In accordance to Mr Noyoru, the weak little one protection process in was also to blame for the abuse meted out to kids who uncovered by themselves in conflict with the regulation coupled with high authorized service fees which some mothers and fathers can’t also not manage.

“There are scale of service fees that we are allowed to demand but you can not charge underneath. So, the stage is that authorized solutions are so highly-priced and if you want to operate professional bono companies for youngsters who can not manage, then we are unable to rely on the variety of services that ordinary attorneys are furnishing. So, 1 of the guiding principles in the do the job that you are doing is that legal companies must be offered and obtainable to people who can’t afford to pay for,” he said.

He has consequently challenged the paralegal trainees to collaborate by information sharing, whiles having gain of the Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) system in working with issues relating to young children.

Mr Noyoru blamed the failed legal method that protects the ideal of youngsters as contributing issue to youngster delinquency in culture and challenged paralegals to be fantastic ‘betweeners’ for small children.

The legal Practitioner abhorred the deficiency of sufficient devices for the correction of young children who occur in conflict with the law ending up in adult prisons with a great deal detrimental implications just after remaining launch.

“Ghana’s prisons do not correct. They punish and as a consequence, minimal offenders occur out as hardened criminals and that is why we will have to correct the youngster in a baby welcoming fashion,” he stated.

He also inspired the trainees to constantly collaborate with stability agencies specifically on cross-border difficulties in get function effectively.

According to him, it is crucial for paralegals to often bear in head the fascination of little ones at all periods whiles serving as their “next friends”.

An Official of the Legal Useful resource Centre, Robert Nomo Jnr explained the centre is committed in the direction of the provision of authorized companies for all specially children.

The coaching he explained is aimed at equipping paralegals with the requisite awareness he and equipment to enable guard and boost the legal rights of youngsters.

Subjects addressed for the duration of the 1 –day coaching programme incorporates, the Ghanaian Legal Method and Lawful Assist/Products and services, Tasks of Organizations/Rights of Little ones, Implementation and sensible concerns and Substitute Dispute Resolution (ADR) Mechanisms.

The rest are More forms of arbitration and mediation, Justice for circumstance reporting system amongst many others.

Men who show interest in me end up running away- Delay

Television character, Deloris Frimpong Manso says men who present desire in her conclude up jogging away.

According to her, the same people today who talk to her to get married afterwards ship messages to gentlemen who display curiosity in her and that pushes the adult males away from her.

She made this known when she was operating commentary on her exhibit “The Hold off Show”.

On the show, she acknowledged that she’s ageing but was brief to incorporate that she intends to give delivery when she is 4o many years of age.

“When I was wanting at Majesty’s image, I questioned
myself, ‘Delay you are on Tv set demonstrating off people’s kids, now you are
37-several years-old when are you also possessing your small ?”

“I urge you all to give 3 years
when I am 40-a long time-previous then I will also have a kid due to the fact now I am
active chasing dollars to showcase it to God,”

She reported “People will arrive on social media and say ‘Delay, why are you not married?’. Then you meet up with anyone you genuinely like. A person you actually like,then these similar people today inquiring why you’re not married will ship messages to the guy inquiring if he can handle you. That they should really look for ‘size’”. Offei-Akoto/2019

$600 million cocoa loan to serve interest of farmers – Cocobod CEO

Joseph Boahen Aidoo, CEO, COCOBOD
Joseph Boahen Aidoo, CEO,

Chief Govt Officer (CEO) of COCOBOD, Joseph Boahen Aidoo, has defined government’s final decision to receive a $600m financial loan facility is in the desire of the farmers and at massive.

In accordance to Mr Aidoo, the loan will go a extensive way to
strengthen Ghana’s cocoa sector and improve production.

“The money is to boost cocoa manufacturing to make improvements to the conventional of dwelling for farmers and also make it desirable. So it is in the fascination of farmers and Ghana,” he said.

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Speaking in an interview on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen display, Mr Aidoo reported the bank loan facility will also assistance Ghana to offer with cocoa swollen shoot illness which has turn out to be a authentic obstacle.

“There is no need to have for us to politicise this bank loan due to the fact we have misplaced a great deal of cocoa trees in the Western location, particularly due to the swollen shoot condition. So I consider we can use this cash to aid farmers in replanting,” he explained.

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Mr Aidoo additional that COCOBOD has held meetings with counterparts in Ivory Coastline to see how best they can influence buying ability.

“We are going to establish a long-lasting cocoa secretariat fund in Accra to assist farmers in Ghana and Ivory Coastline. The Ivorians will appoint the Secretary for the Board,”he disclosed.

False Accusations Make Guys Lose Interest In Their Partners; Don’t Tell Us Your Instincts Tells You Bla Bla Bla

Quite a few people today have reasons for losing desire in . Actor and Politician John Dumelo has disclosed that a single of the numerous things that make guys shed curiosity in companions is Wrong Accusations.

On what are some of the faults women make that cause fellas to reduce fascination in the interactions, John Dumelo disclosed on Pleasure FM that,

accusations make fellas reduce Interest in their Partners. Tons of occasions, ladies don’t definitely have any evidence of what they are alleging that you did. Women, really do not explain to us my Instincts me Bla Bla Bla”

John Dumelo also additional that

Some men also get rid of desire in their companions simply because the girls communicate much too a great deal. Girls, just go straight to the point and attempt to give your guy space”


Stakeholders advocate special interest rates for women businesses.

Albert Futukpor, GNA

Tamale, Sept 14, GNA – Stakeholders in the
Micro, Smaller and Medium-measurement Enterprises (MSME) have identified as for specific
fascination charges to utilize for firms owned by females to make sure uncomplicated access to
resources to enhance on functions

They argued that requires for land or landed
assets as collateral for loans for firms owned by of all ages should really be
scrapped to enrich women’s accessibility to cash, as some women of all ages in the place could
not possess land due to some cultural practices.

They built these proposals throughout a
stakeholders’ consultation workshop in Tamale at the weekend on mainstreaming
gender in the National MSME Plan.

The day’s workshop was organised by the
Ministry of Trade and Field (MoTI), the Countrywide Board for Tiny Scale
Industries and the Global Trade Centre, an intercontinental consultancy
company, to collate sights of stakeholders to integrate into the Countrywide MSME
Plan to assist enhance on owned by girls.

The Nationwide MSME Plan, which is heading
via acceptance procedures, seeks to facilitate prolonged expression improvement framework
for that sector by ensuring the attainment of enlargement in decent work opportunities, and
closing the poverty gap by way of the growth of businesses.

Figures by the MoTI indicates that 92 for each
cent of organizations in the nation, representing 2.1 million businesses, is in
the MSME sector and they use about eight million individuals.

The statistics even more discovered that 1.7
million enterprises out of the 2.1 million businesses are owned by gals.

Having said that, while some women’s organizations are
undertaking very well, other individuals facial area some difficulties that require to be resolved to even further
improve on their functions.

It has thus develop into required to
mainstream gender issues in the National MSME Policy to press them up to
advertise fairness and equality in the distribution of incomes in the

Other individuals recommended the generation of
specific desks to register enterprises owned by girls and decentralise the
process to relieve entry to these types of solutions in its place of referring them to regional
and nationwide concentrations to search for solutions.

They additional proposed that attempts be built
to consistently teach gals who individual MSMEs to be innovative to provide on marketplace
needs as effectively as help them to register their operations to formalise their
standing to help them reward from available chances and incentives.

On obtain to sector, some contributors
proposed the have to have for women of all ages entrepreneurs to sort cooperatives to concur on
charges for their goods to stay clear of exploitation by some buyers.

Mr Kassim Abu Imoro, Managing Director of
Maltiti Enterprise, indicated that what MSMEs required was to have entry to
very affordable money to allow them expand and maintain their operations, and
expressed the require for governing administration to institute measures that would direct to reduced
desire premiums.

Mr Raphael Awiagah, Exploration and System
Officer at the Business Regulatory Reform Device of the MoTI, lauded the
contributions of the stakeholders, and said their inputs would be standardised
and included into the Countrywide MSME Plan.

Mr Awiagah claimed a climax workshop would soon
be held following which validation workshops would adhere to in October to fine-tune
the inputs of stakeholders to incorporate them into the Countrywide MSME Coverage
for approval.


Don't Dirty The Ministry With Petty Interest—Methodist Bishop Tells 58 New Priests

The new Methodist priests before their ordination The Methodist Church, Ghana has welcomed 58 new monks to its ecclesial ranks with a connect with on them to be merciful and not the of Christ with petty passions. The Presiding Bishop, Most Rev Dr Paul Kwabena Boafo admonished the new monks not to be abusive of people 39s rights and insensitive to their needs, but demonstrate mercy to convey hope to the downtrodden and comfort and ease to those people who undergo. Offering a sermon at the support attended by other bishops and m …

NCCE calls for interest in district level elections

Politics of Monday, 26 August 2019


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Mr. Samuel Asare, Deputy Chairman in demand of Functions, National Fee for Civic Education (NCCE), has named on the community to establish fascination in the impending district degree elections.

He reported it shaped the foundation structure of the area govt process and the root of ’s democracy, so, must be taken critical by all.

Mr. Akuamoah designed the call at a sensitisation programme on the 2019 District Amount Elections (DLEs) and the Referendum at Wawaso in the Kadjebi District of the Oti Area.

He reported the level of voter apathy and disinterest in the district degree polls over the a long time was a risk and setback to the growth of democratic governance and named for a transform.

Mr. Akuamoah stated the public’s eager involvement would aid deepen the country’s community government procedure and also consolidate the Ghana’s democratic gains.

He mentioned it was time opinion leaders in different communities shown in who was picked as Assembly associates and billed them to get concerned and make the elections competitive.

Mr Akuamoah also requested them to start off sensitising communities on the referendum on the election of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs).

He stated it was crucial that, the citizens turned up and voted massively because the work out fashioned an important aspect in Ghana’s democratisation course of action.

Mr Akuamoah claimed the votes had been desired mainly because a lot less than 40 for every cent voter turnout at the polls and significantly less than 75 for every cent “Yes” votes in favour of the amendment draft monthly bill would make the workout – election of MMDCEs, difficult.

Mr. Daniel Agbesi Latsu, Kadjebi District Director of NCCE, claimed making certain a lively neighborhood federal government technique in the place termed for continual initiatives by all stakeholders to deepen the district assembly idea.

He said it was vital that the sub-structures of the assembly ended up built interesting to be certain that additional candidates stood for elections at all levels at the grassroots.

The District Director explained sub-buildings of the Assemblies, this sort of as the City, Zonal, City/Region Councils and Unit Committees derived their energy from the convictions that lesser, extra compact and clear local committees, had been far better positioned to deal with difficulties of nearby fears and the progress demands of the men and women.

He claimed the perform of district assemblies would be a lot more considerable if assembly users and device committees worked intently, by furnishing the assemblies with “effectively-structured facts” that would support in facilitating progress programmes of the assemblies.

Mr. Cephas Adukpo, Regent of Wawaso also underscored the significance grass-root participation in regional governance and confident to assistance invoke fascination of the locals in the district amount elections.

He lamented about the bad state of roadways in the spot and appealed for the fixing of Asato-Wawaso highway to make conveyance of foodstuffs to the internet marketing centres much easier.

Govt, Bank of Ghana set up scheme to protect depositors’ interest

Govt, Bank of Ghana set up scheme to protect depositors' interest
Govt, Bank of Ghana set up scheme to protect depositors' interest
Ernest Addison is the Governor of the Lender of Ghana.

The Bank of Ghana says it will, jointly with governing administration, start the commencement of operations of the Ghana Deposit Protection Plan from upcoming month to secure depositors’ pursuits.

This arrives in the wake of the completion of a two-12 months-long clean-up of the banking sector.

The clean up-up observed the revocation of licenses of nine universal banking institutions, 347 microfinance firms, 39 micro-credit history organizations, 15 financial savings and loans , 8 finance dwelling corporations and two non-lender fiscal establishments that have previously ceased functions.

The thoroughly clean-up started in August 2017 with the takeover of UT Financial institution and Funds Financial institution by GCB Financial institution Restricted.

According to a statement issued by the Central Lender on Friday, August 16, the sector is becoming sanitized in accordance with Sections 123 to 137 of Act 930.

It said endeavours ended up place in put to get shareholders and directors of the afflicted establishments to rectify lapses, notably the sizeable capital deficiencies.

“The Bank of Ghana is dedicated to making certain that the banking, SDI, and NBFI sectors keep on being resilient, inclusive, and supportive of Ghana’s financial growth trajectory,” the statement on Friday reported.

It assured that vigilance will be intensified from as a result to be certain that the remaining economical establishments keep on being resilient.

It said apart meting out sanctions to non-compliant institutions, it will be certain that early warning alerts of distress are mitigated expeditiously.


‘Gov’t has no interest taking over Manganese Company’

Lands and Organic Means Minister, Kwaku Asomah Kyeremeh has asked workers of the Company Limited to ignore rumours that the recent happenings at the corporation is section of government’s grand go of taking over the business.

Addressing the personnel on Tuesday following the resumption of its procedure immediately after the shutdown, Mr. Kyeremeh stated that, President Akufo-Adoo has no intention to own the enterprise hence, these frivolous comments amid the public have no real truth.

He also famous that there is no bring about for alarm for the reason that the govt is somewhat worried about obtaining an amicable resolution to the difficulties.

“There is a public notion that desires to be dispelled. Many others are saying the govt wanted to take around the corporation that is why it shut down. This is completely . President Akufo-Addo and his family members have also not taken about Ghana Manganese Corporation. The Ministry is now pursuing to clear up the complications. All the stakeholders will occur jointly to discover the remedy.”

Workers of the Ghana Manganese Company, GMC, say govt acted in its own fascination by reopening the company.

The Branch Union Secretary of GMC, Mohammed Seeba, suggests personnel would have taken on the governing administration if it hadn’t created the u-switch.

The Ghana Manganese Company (GMC) resumed functions on Monday.

This was immediately after the federal government previously directed the enterprise to shut down above allegations of tax evasion and other infractions.

Main Working Officer of the business, Benjamin Atsu Quarshie in an job interview with Citi News said the organization will get the job done with the federal government to make sure that all issues are duly settled.

“Per the directive supplied by the Minister, we are resuming currently. We have had very good conversations with the federal government in particular the sector Minister and I believe that going forward, we are going to operate together to guarantee that the right things are finished. A committee has been established up to make sure that, the subject is brought to a closure.”

The firm has welcomed the government’s selection to allow for it to resume operations saying it is in the greatest of the state.

The corporation was shut down following allegations that it experienced shortchanged government to the tune of GHc1.94 billion in taxes and royalties as nicely as value manipulation involving 2010 and 2017.

The Chief Functioning Officer of GMC denied the promises stating a report from the Ghana Income Authority exonerates the firm.

Days afterwards, the Tarkwa-based firm was asked to resume functions after a crunch conference between the administration of the company and the Ministry of Lands and All-natural Assets.

‘Militia in the Heart of the Nation’ documentary in public interest but contained sensation – NMC

The Nationwide Media Fee commended both The Multimedia Group and the authorities for pursuing the make any difference.

The National Media Fee (NMC) states the JoyNews documentary on the presence of D-Eye team at the Christiansborg Castle in Osu, was in the community desire but cites facets as sensational.

In March this calendar year, government filed a complaint at the Commission in opposition to Joy Information demanding a retraction and an apology.

In a ruling, the Fee recommended each The Multimedia Group and the federal government for pursuing the make a difference.

Under if the NMC ruling:


On March 13, 2019, the Minister of Information and facts, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah filed a criticism on behalf of the Government from the Multimedia Team right before the Nationwide Media Commission, in accordance with Report 167 (b) of the 1992 Constitution and portion 2(1) (b) of the Nationwide Media Fee Act 1993 (Act449).

The criticism was from a documentary, “Militia in the Coronary heart of the ” by Manasseh Azure Awuni of Pleasure FM/Tv. The complaint was that the documentary had built particular promises which could not be supported by the information adduced and in line with the regulation, there was the need for the NMC to examine the make any difference and direct a retraction and apology as effectively as any other correct sanction.

It is unlucky that just before the complaint was submitted, the Authorities went general on the issue.

As section of the settlement process, the criticism was forwarded to Multimedia for their reaction. In their response, they managed that the documentary was a reflection of the info gathered by the journalist.

They managed that the criticism was aimed at censorship and undermined their Freedom of Expression and that the Federal government lacked the capacity to initiate the motion and appealed to the NMC to dismiss the criticism instantly.

Multimedia failed to reply inside of the statutory interval and also regrettably revealed the response in advance of they filed it with the Commission.

The reaction was forwarded to the Federal government for its reaction just after which formal hearings commenced.

At the initial listening to, the Commission admitted the grievance and asserted its potential to offer with the matter.  Both get-togethers accepted the ruling but lifted objections from some users of the committee. Even though the complainant lifted objections in opposition to Mr Roland Affail Monney for having recommended Mr Manasseh Azure Awuni for the documentary and as a result could be prejudicial, the respondent elevated objections towards the Chairman of the Committee, Mr Yaw Boadu-Ayeboafoh for probable bias mainly because he was the nominee of the President of .

Proceedings ended up as a result adjourned for the perseverance of the objections. This prompted the Chairman and Mr Affail Monney recusing themselves for other customers of the Committee to rule on the objections. After two sittings, the panel dismissed the objections and stated that the chairman was not chairing the Committee and the Commission merely because he was a nominee of the President but mainly because he was elected by associates. In the circumstance of Mr Monney, the Committee held that his reviews did not represent bias given that the concern was about ethics to be identified on the face price.

This then paved the way for the resolve of the substantive make a difference.

The Minister of Information right after opening the scenario of Govt reiterated that the documentary did not comprise any materials reality and was complete of an exaggeration to bring about sensationalism.

He indicated that the respondent used the incorrect word to explain the D-Eye Team, which did not demonstrate any predisposition to violence and that more importantly at the time of the tale, respondent understood the Castle was no for a longer period the seat of Government and was not a security zone. The put was open up to the general public.

In their defence, the Multimedia Team reiterated the actuality that the documentary was factual, that they presented Government more than ample possibility to demonstrate troubles which were rebuffed and that there were proof to counsel the Castle was a safety zone.

They stated they felt vindicated in their use of militia, and cited no necessarily mean a person than Prof. Henrietta Mensah-Bonsu, a legal Academic and member of the Justice Emile Limited Committee which investigated the violence for the duration of the Ayawaso West Wuogon bye-election who reiterated the word. They further more pleaded justification, privilege, good comment, general public desire, and assertion of their essential independence of expression.

The Commission established out the challenges for willpower to contain the problem of what is a militia or vigilante, when the group exited the Castle and irrespective of whether the portion of the documentary focused on the group uncovered any act of violence. The Fee took into account the argument of both events and concluded that the disagreement did not so a lot have an impact on the that means of the word, but the issue of whether or not some violent perform had been exhibited.

In the conclude, the Commission observed out that the attempt to expose the truth that the group operated from the Castle was in the general public desire. Nonetheless, in the try, the investigation experienced not been steady in next the ethical criteria outlined by the Ghana Journalists Association code of ethics, specifically guideline 23, which states that “a journalist assures that photographs and multimedia information adequately replicate an party and do not emphasize an incidence out of context’’.

This resulted from the simple fact that whilst the respondent utilized a photograph from a BBC report on an assault on the Nigerian senate to boost the documentary on-line, they unsuccessful to relate it properly.

Again, the inclusion of shots from the Ayawaso West Wuogon violence and attack on the Ashanti Regional Protection Coordinator were being at variance with the activities of the D-Eye Team as captured at the Castle. The Fee concluded that there was no predisposition to violence in the documentary.  For that reason,  the affiliation of the D-Eye Group with the Ayawaso West Wuogon Violence and the BBC story from Nigeria, were being sensational.

On the situation when the D-Eye Team exited the Castle, although the Authorities insisted that the group was evicted in October 2018, the Multimedia Group insisted that it was after the documentary that the eviction was carried out.

Once more, while Multimedia presented evidence of makes an attempt by government officers to eliminate the group from the Castle, it nonetheless related the President with the group and the Fee held that it was unfair specifically when the Multimedia Team afterwards publicly apologized to the President.

The Fee is of the check out that while it finds the existence in the Castle of the D-Eye Group problematic and unacceptable, the team did not manifest any violent conduct to be explained as a militia or vigilante group from the documentary as the folks of Ghana have appear to establish this kind of teams.

The Commission finds the commentary on the documentary and the association with the Ayawaso West Wuogon violence as deceptive and a misrepresentation.  Having said that, because the Multimedia Group revealed a rejoinder from the Federal government, we direct that it publishes our ruling.

The Fee commends both events and their Counsel for their co-operation and diligent method in which they pursued the subject before the Fee. 








Families not angry enough- Public Interest Advocate

Community Fascination Advocate and political commentator, Mr. Frank Aboagye Danyansah has stated that government not showing much issue in the scenario of the 3 kidnapped Takoradi girls challenge simply because their family members are not offended plenty of.

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Three (3) Takoradi somewhere in 2018 were kidnapped in
Takoradi in the Western Location of Ghana and their whereabouts presently

18-yr-aged Priscilla Mantebea Koranchie, Ruth Appreciate Quayson and 21-calendar year-aged Priscilla Blessing Bentum until date have not been identified after the went lacking in spite of assurances from the safety businesses they will be located.

General Curiosity Advocate Mr. Frank Aboagye Danyansah
talking in an job interview with Pure Fm’s Osei Kwadwo mentioned authorities, stability
organizations have taken the spouse and and Ghanaians for granted because of to non-seriousness
of the people.

“It is sad that authorities officials are taking part in with the
Takoradi girls’ difficulty but I think governing administration officers have comfortable since
the family members are not critical ample. They have to put authorities and safety
officials on their toes for them to provide back the girls” he said.

In accordance to Frank Aboagye Danyansah the Akufo-Addo
governing administration has failed as much is stability matters are involved.

“With all the stability equipment, President Akufo-Addo’s government has failed to guard Ghanaians. The insecurity in this state is finding out of fingers which the President has to do a thing about” he mentioned.

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He added, the CID boss COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo Danquah
(Mrs) must have been sacked from office for lying to Ghanaians about the
Takoradi girls difficulty if President Akufo-Addo is involved about security
matters. Zoure/2019