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MP calls for police protection for journalists

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Comfort Doyoe Cudjoe-Ghansah

Member of Parliament for Ada, Comfort Doyoe Cudjoe-Ghansah is calling for police protection for staff of Radio Ada.

According to her, her constituents including staff of the radio station are living in fear following the attack.

The Ada-based radio station has been shut down after some hoodlums attacked staff and vandalized the place.

It is alleged that the attack is due to the station’s extensive coverage of issues surrounding the Songor Lagoon – an allegation Electrochem Ghana Limited, the company contracted to mine salt in the Songor Lagoon has vehemently denied.

But Hon Doyoe Cudjoe-Ghansah in an interview on JoyNews said the development has affected Ghana’s democratic credential.

“It is a pity that as a nation we are not able to protect our journalists who provide us with information,” she stated.

The Ada MP said the attack is a dent on President Akufo-Addo’s record as an astute human rights lawyer.

To remedy the situation, she urged him to put measures in place to ensure the safety of journalists in the country.

“I am calling on the President as a Human Rights Lawyer to speak up and make sure he protects our vulnerable journalists. It is bad news for Ada,” she said.

Hon Doyoe Cudjoe-Ghansah also sympathized with the Radio station as well as journalists who have been attacked in their line of work.

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Police react to reports of daylight robbery at Bantama

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The Ashanti Regional Police Command has urged the general public to disregard a viral video alleging a daylight robbery at Bantama.

The said video had men on motorbikes who were purportedly robbing a young man of his personal effects, after which they sped off.

But, according to the police, investigations show that the video is a music video that was shot by one King Wahab.

The statement noted the musician and the director have been invited to report to the regional police command for interrogation.

Read the full statement below:

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Motorbikes banned in Bawku after renewed clashes

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The Upper East Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has banned the riding of motorbikes in the Bawku Municipality.

In a press statement signed by the Regional Minister, Stephen Yakubu, the Regional Co-ordinating Council noted that its directive stems from the volatile nature of security in the area.

“The Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has examined the security situation and its volatile nature in the Bawku Township and with immediate effect imposes a ban on riding of motorbikes in the Bawku Municipality and its environs,” part of the January 23 statement read.

In view of this, both sexes are banned from using motorbikes within the area.

Per the statement, “this ban does not include motor tricycles.”

Upper East REGSEC bans riding of motorbikes in Bawku

Meanwhile, MUSEC has been entreated to enforce the directive with the urgency it deserves.

Earlier, REGSEC banned the use of a motorbike by two or more men in the Bawku Municipality and its environs.

The decision prohibiting males from riding with their fellow males was taken after an emergency meeting held on Thursday, January 6, over the security situation in the region.

The ban included “a woman riding on a motorbike and picking a man on the same motorbike.”

However, females were permitted to ride with a colleague female.

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Ibrahim Mahama donates truckload of food items to victims

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Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of Engineers and Planners, Mr Ibrahim Mahama, has donated a truckload of food items to victims of the Apeatse explosion in the Prestea Huni-Valley Municipality of the Western Region.

Ibrahim Mahama Donates Truckload of Rice, Mackerel and Oil to Apiate Residents

Thirteen persons perished while 59 others got injured in Thursday’s explosion at Apeatse, a town between Bogoso and Bawdie in the Western Region.

The explosion occurred when a motorcycle allegedly collided with a vehicle carrying mining explosives to a mining site on Thursday, 20 January 2022.

Apart from the deaths, the explosion also destroyed several domestic and commercial properties.

Ibrahim Mahama Donates Truckload of Rice, Mackerel and Oil to Apiate Residents

To mitigate the effect of victims’ plight, Ibrahim Mahama donated five thousand (5000) bags of rice, five thousand (5000) tins of Mackerel and one thousand (1000) gallons of cooking oil among others.

The donation is expected to help ease the suffering of the victims.

He expressed his condolences to the affected families and wished the injured a speedy recovery.

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