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IGP Must Apologize For ‘Irresponsible’ & ‘Needless’ Comment About Killing of Police Officer – Obiri Boahene

The Deputy General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Obiri Boahen has described some comment made by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), James Oppong-Boanuh as “irresponsible” and “needless”.
 
The IGP noted that despite the alarming rate of insecurity in the country, citizens should be modest in their expectations from the police.
 
He explained that several developed countries are still battling crime, therefore, the recent spate of crime rise, however alarming, is not peculiar to Ghana.
 
He was responding to calls for his retirement during a visit to the family of the late Constable General, Emmanuel Osei, who was killed by armed robbers on Monday afternoon.
 
“We are doing what we can to protect the people of Ghana. There is no society in the world where there is no crime. Even in the USA, UK and Sweden, where they, more or less have everything, they still have crime. The only place that doesn’t have crime is heaven and we are not in heaven,” he said.
 
But Obiri Boahene in an interview with NEAT FM’s said the security is a ‘failure’ – after condemning his comments.
 
“He has to apologize to Ghanaians and the bereaved family. This is unacceptable,” he noted.

Listen to interview below

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Source: King Edward Ambrose Washman Addo/Peacefmonline.com/Ghana

STC drivers killed in a car crash

CAR ACCIDENT FILE PHOTO

• An accident has occurred on the Akim Asafo road in the Eastern regionnull

• Two people died on the spot

• Passengers involved in the accident were rushed to the nearby hospital for medical care

STC driver and his co-driver have died in a car accident at Akim Asafo in the Eastern region on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.

The accident occurred at about 2:30 am after the STC bus with registration number GE 8136-16 rammed into an abandoned articulated truck with registration number GC 7150-11.

The deceased drivers have been identified at Victor Quest and Joshua Tay.null

Their bodies have been deposited at the Suhum Government Hospital for preservation and autopsy.

Meanwhile, the passengers aboard the bus have been rushed to the Kibi Government Hospital for medical care.

According to the Eastern Regional Police Command, the STC bus was moving from Kumasi to Accra while the articulated truck was heading towards Kumasi but was abandoned on the road after it developed a mechanical fault.

The Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command, Sergeant Francis Gomado stated that it is about time there is a rapid response system to tow broken down vehicles from the road to prevent deaths on the highway

.Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Bridging Agriculture and Road Networks in the Upper West Region

Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Minister for Food and Agriculture together with the Minister for Roads and Highways, Hon. Kwasi Amoako Atta, received a delegation of Chiefs and elders from three (3) Constituencies in the Upper West Region, specifically, Sisaala East, Sisaala West and Wa East Constituencies on Wednesday, June 2, 2021.

The meeting convened at the behest of Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto was in response to a petition by the Chiefs on matters relating to the improvement of roads network in the three communities which are widely regarded as major contributor to the Country’s agricultural growth and development.

The concerns expressed by the Chiefs were deemed as germane by the two ministers, requiring urgent attention and consideration.

Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto and the Minister for Roads and Highways therefore pledged on behalf of Government, to address the road infrastructural challenges confronting the people in the respective constituencies in order to as well help boost agriculture in the respective areas and Ghana as a whole.

The Minister for Food and Agriculture particularly expressed his profound gratitude to the people of the Sisaala enclave for their massive contribution to the government’s flagship Planting for Food and Jobs programme.

The Paramount Chief of Pulma and Gandawii Traditional Area in the Sisaala West District, and Leader of the delegation, Kuoro Osman Deiwia Nankpa III, expressed his joy and appreciation to Government for the swift intervention, pledging that they would work in collaboration with the government to ensure that all the major developmental challenges confronting their respective communities are addressed.

Also in attendance were Members of Parliament for the three constituencies; Hon. Mohammed Adam’s, MP for Sisaala West, Hon. Amidu Chinnia, MP for Sisaala East and Deputy Minister-designate, Water and Sanitation, Hon. Dr. Godfred Seidu Jasaw, MP, Wa East.

Others include Mr. Asante Krobea, Technical Advisor, MoFA and Mr. Samuel Banini, Chief Engineer, Ministry of Roads and Higways.

‘We need an IGP who will make Ghana a living hell for armed robbers’ – Kwaku Azar

IGP James Oppong Boanuh

• Kwaku Azar has charged the IGP to make Ghana a hell for armed robbers

• He says even though we have not been to heaven before, the IGP can make Ghana safe for Ghanaians

• The IGP had started that apart from heaven, crime is everywhere in the world


Prof Stephen Kwaku Asare a. k. a. Kwaku Azar has charged the Inspector-General of Police to make Ghana a living hell for armed robbers to operate.

His comments come after the IGP, James Oppong-Boanuh, told journalists after he visited the residence of the late Police Constable General, Emmanuel Osei, who was shot by some armed robbers on Monday, June 14, while he was providing escort to a bullion van that crime is everywhere apart from heaven.

The IGP indicated that, despite the alarming rate of insecurity, Ghanaians should lower their expectations from the police because crime is experienced everywhere including developed countries so, the recent spate of crime is not peculiar to Ghana.

“We are doing what we can to protect the people of Ghana. There is no society in the world where there is no crime. Even in the USA, UK and Sweden, where they, more or less have everything, they still have crime. The only place that doesn’t have crime is heaven and we are not in heaven,” James Oppong-Boanuh said.

“So, if any so-called security analyst is saying that we are not on top of our game and that’s why these things are happening, he does not know what he is talking about,” he charged.

Reacting to this in a post on his Facebook timeline, the US-based Ghanaian Professor wrote:

“The IGP has reminded or is it assured, us that ‘the police are doing what they can to protect Ghanafuo. There is no society in the world where there is no crime. Even in the USA, UK and Sweden, where they, more or less have everything, they still have crime. The only place that doesn’t have crime is heaven and we are not in heaven.’

We may not be in heaven but we need an IGP who will make the country a living hell for armed robbers.”

Adam Bonaa, a security analyst, in an interview on Joy FM, monitored by GhanaWeb, called for the resignation of the IGP, James Oppong-Boanuh, due to his inability to bring an end to the rise in daylight robberies in the country.

He said, “I am putting the blame at the doorsteps of the Police IGP and I am advocating that he should go, he has reached retirement, they have given him two extensions so he should go home for more enthusiastic, energized officers who are within the 60 years limit to take over and probably put a bit more enthusiasm into the Ghana Police.”

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0Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Involve The Youth In Governance For Inclusive Development – Bagbin

Mr Alban Sumana Bagbin, Speaker of Parliament, has called on the country to learn from the Denmark experience on involving the youth in its democratic governance for inclusive development.

He said Denmark had placed priority on its youth development and appointed some of them as advisers to Ministers to ensure social democratic governance.

Mr Bagbin said the sustainability and long-term vision of any democratic policy depended on the youth, and urged African leaders to give prominence to the youth to equally and effectively participate in all areas of leadership.

The Speaker of Parliament made the call on Wednesday at a webinar forum on “Inclusive Party Governance and the Future of Democracy” organized by the Institute for Democratic Governance in collaboration with the Embassy of Denmark and the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development.

He said it was imperative for leadership of political parties to engage the youth in policy formulation from the beginning to the end and not push the decisions on them, saying, “The youth understand their own problems”.

“We need to create opportunities for the youth to participate in governance to gain the needed experience and contribute to nation building in future”.

Mr Bagbin pledged to partner with civil society organizations to reach out to all political parties to institute a collaborative engagement with the youth in policy decisions to strengthen democratic values.

He said Ghana and Denmark shared common democratic values and both were committed to expand the frontiers of democracy, adding that even though there were threats in practicing democracy, there was the need to work together to ensure inclusive governance.

Mr Mogens Lykketoft, former Speaker of Parliament in Denmark, said his country had a strong engagement with the youth, citing youth involvement in addressing the menace of climate change in recent times.
He said the young generation was vibrant and willing to participate in democratic governance, stressing that there was the need for countries to give the youth more opportunities to explore through learning and take up the leadership mantle in future.

Mr Emmanuel Ametepey, Executive Director, Youth Advocates Ghana, urged government to create the enabling environment for the youth to participate fully in democratic governance and not only be used for political campaigns and violent activities.

He commended government for initiating the free Senior High School policy to ensure access for all students, but called for an expedited action on expanding infrastructure to address the challenges of congestion in schools.

“There is the need to a build a culture that will embrace long-term learning in schools to improve students’ performance for socio-economic development”, he said.

Mr Ametepey called on authorities and civil societies to continue to educate young girls on their sexual and reproductive rights to be productive in life since some of them dropped out of school due to teenage pregnancy.

Ms Malene Bentsen Laursen, the United Nations Youth Delegate, said non-inclusion of the youth in policy making had gradually led to a negative shift in the tone of public debate on national issues with 57 per cent of them saying that they are less likely to participate in the democratic process.

She noted that several protest movements had sprung up to fight for their rights and hence called on politicians to give recognition to the concerns of young people and allow them to engage in policy making, adding that inclusive governance was a way of overcoming challenges in the democratic process in both Ghana and Denmark.

Ms Laursen urged political leaders to take responsibility of ensuring that political debates were organized effectively and not allow race, tribe or any form of affiliation to be a hindrance to the inclusion of the youth in decision making.

Source: GNA

Two Dansoman Robbery Suspects Arrested

Police in Accra Region have arrested two persons who attacked and snatched the motorbike with registration number M-21-GW-490 from its rider at Tungah Children’s Park, Dansoman Accra. The suspects Mawuli Amegbo and Sulley Mohammed snatched the motorbike on 13th June 2021 when they attacked the victim with machetes.

On 15th June, 2021, luck eluded them when the victim saw them riding the bike and raised alarm, leading to the arrest of the suspects by a nearby Police patrol team. A search conducted on the suspects led to the retrieval of a machete, which together with the motorbike are with the Police. Two accomplices of the suspects are at large but are being pursued by the Police, while the suspects are in police custody being processed for Court.

The Police calls on the public to report incidents of crime and cooperate for investigation to carry through. This particular incident was not reported until victim sighted the suspects and his motorbike two days after the robbery incident.