Foreign Minister Raises Alarm Over Fraud

Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey

Minister of Overseas Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, has indicated some individuals are working with her name on social media to defraud unsuspecting associates of the public in Ghana and overseas.

She designed this identified in a assertion issued by the Foreign Ministry, saying it has arrive to her interest that her title is being employed by some faceless folks to defraud members of the community.

According to the statement, the Minister who doubles as Member of Parliament for Anyaa Sowotuom is not on social media and can not be accepting requests from people.

BY Melvin Tarlue

Okyenhene Raises Red Flag Over Mining

Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin

The Okyenhene, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin has urged President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to rescind his decision of introducing local community mining following taking a bold move to cease illegal mining popularly regarded as galamsey.

Speaking at the launch of the tree planting undertaking in Kyebi, the Municipal funds of Abuakwa South in the Eastern Area, he said the digging of pits has started yet again in Osino adhering to a authorities conclusion to embark on local community mining.

“What is worrying is that, if you have quit ‘galamsey’ in the state why do you make a U-turn to begin. The pits in Kyebi, which have been dug as a outcome of illegal mining actions are nevertheless to be covered consequently there is no need to worsen the case by introducing local community mining, I really do not get it,” he emphasised.

In accordance to him, he and his entourage will satisfy with the President to have a talk on his selection as he thinks the introduction of community mining is a subject which ought to be presented complete thought thanks to its likely unfavorable effects on society.

“Community mining will not assist us and I never feel anybody can boast about galamsey as a working a single does. We will need to focus on the planting of trees which have various constructive rewards for the younger generation” he added.

The tree planting project is an initiative of the Akyeam Presbytery.

About 10,000 trees are predicted to be planted inside the Akyeam enclave below the task.

BY Daniel Bampoe

Security officers escape lynching as gang raises false kidnapping alarm

The suspect

But for the timely intervention of some protection operatives stationed at the Akuse Junction Kpong highway, two protection officers would have been beaten to dying by a prison gang who had elevated a phony alarm of kidnapping versus them.

The safety officers ended up transporting a 34-year-previous suspected car thief, Eric Opata, to the Kpong Law enforcement station when a suspected accomplice of the suspect raised the alarm.

Opata had in his possession a stolen Toyota Corolla with registration amount GC 9335 11 and an unregistered Variety Rover.

The two motor vehicles are presently at the Akuse Police station pending even further investigations.

The Akuse Law enforcement Commander, Superintendent Winfred Nyarko, who briefed the media on the incident stated law enforcement gathered intelligence on the functions that the suspect experienced in his possession some vehicles suspected to have been stolen.

The police as section of investigations into the scenario approached the suspect with the intention of acquiring a car or truck.

The sufferer who subsequently led the investigators to the stolen vehicle in his possession was instantly arrested to support the police in their investigations.

Superintendent Nyarko avers that a suspected accomplice in the case (identify withheld) who witnessed Opata’s arrest rapidly mobilized other accomplices in the scenario and mounted a roadblock at Okuenya on the Somanya – Akuse Junction freeway.

The safety officers on achieving the location were being accosted by the gang who accused them of kidnapping the suspect.

The officers, nevertheless, managed to escape but the gang pursued them in a taxi to a safety checkpoint on the Akuse junction – Kpong highway wherever they all over again attacked them amid accusations of kidnapping the suspect.

Protection officers at the checkpoint, having said that, managed to rescue their colleagues where with each other, they drove to the Kpong Law enforcement station.

The police, Superintendent Nyarko, extra they, having said that, managed to arrest the suspect who elevated the wrong alarm collectively with another member of the gang and the two are at present helping in investigations.

Source: Ghana/ Ansah