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Koku Anyidoho gives Asiedu Nketia 72 hours to retract his evil sacking letter

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Koku Anyidoho gives Asiedu Nketia 72 hours to retract his evil sacking letter

The Founder and President of the Atta Mills Institute, Samuel Koku Anyidoho has given Johnson Asiedu Nketia, the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress, 72 hours to retract a notice of his expulsion from the party or face him in court.

Describing his expulsion from the party as purely and coldly calculated, Mr. Anyidoho accused Asiedu Nketia of vilifying and holding personal vendettas against him.

According to the former NDC Deputy General Secretary, he was never a party, nor privy to any disciplinary proceedings against him as purported by Asiedu Nketia in the media that he was served notice to appear before the Disciplinary Committee, of which he failed to honour.

“I noticed with wonder and some amusement, the dedication you paid to vilifying me in the media and pronouncing me as an ‘ex-member’ of the NDC in the recent past. In your supposed expulsion letter, Sir, which you, in true gutless fashion, have failed to serve on me personally, you state that I was expelled for ‘anti-party conduct and indiscipline’. I must state that these terms are so broad, vague, amorphous and can be subjected to gross abuse as has been in the present case,” he argued.

He further asked “What really constitutes anti-party conduct? Article 47(G) of the NDC’s constitution enjoins all party members to uphold the fundamental human rights and freedoms as enshrined in Chapter 5 of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana, so, how come you are, per your arbitrary actions, violating my rights as a citizen of Ghana?”

“Does your arbitrariness also not breach the constitution of the NDC and amount to anti-party conduct? Must you also not be expelled for blatantly breaching the constitution of our great party? Or do you only reserve this honour for the people you hold a personal vendetta against?” he wondered.

Koku Anyidoho emphasized that he has always been and will continue to remain a very loyal member of the NDC who is glued to the party’s values of unity, stability and development, hence, wonders why Asiedu Nketia questions his integrity.

“You, Sir, never worked at the presidency, yet you choose to rant about my working relationship with President Atta Mills, hitting at my integrity and claiming ‘I created problems for President Mills’. Do you have any concrete evidence to back such loose vicious talk? Or is your vile vendetta against me so strong that it is causing you to conjure imaginative untruths?”

Reminding Asiedu Nketia of his loyalty to the party, Mr. Anyidoho said “I worked as your deputy for four years (acting in your stead on countless times when you were either on leave or on official assignments) with an unblemished record, thus, it comes as no surprise, your inability to question my sincerity, loyalty and work ethics and makes it sufficiently clear that you deliberately made ill-intentioned remarks about my working relationship with President Atta Mills just to score some cheap points. I implore you to provide even a shred of true evidence that I ever created any problems for you.”

Questioning why the leaders of the NDC rushed to banish him from the party, he said “And, even more concerning to me is how such a respectable party headed by such learned and esteemed persons, could make a procedural blunder this juvenile and ill-advised? The answer is that it was purely and coldly calculated. It is sufficiently clear that these actions, fueled by pure unadulterated malic were deliberately orchestrated to ensure my indefinite removal from the party.”

He, therefore, demanded a retraction of his expulsion and also to set aside the committee’s report that found him guilty of anti-party conduct since it was “founded on an illegality and is void ab initio”.

Mr Anyidoho stated that he will be forced to seek redress in the courts of law if he is not reinstated as a member of the party within 72 hours, insisting that he would not be pushed out of the NDC for reasons borne out of nothing but malicious perfidy.

“I hope that you shall accede to my demand such that in line with the spirit of the Constitution of the NDC, we are able to bring finality to this matter internally. Else, I shall be forced to seek redress in the courts of law that are characteristically, not partial to exercising equity and fairness in all matters.

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Sad! Nursing mother of a 6-month old baby on Okada crushed to death at Kasoa

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Nursing mother of a 6-month old baby on Okada crushed to death at Kasoa

Sad news coming from Kasapa FM reports that a nursing mother sitting at the back of okada (a motorbike) has been crushed to death at Kasoa Free town Junction on the Kasoa – Obom Road in the Awutu Senya East Municipality of the Central Region.

The deceased known as Magasuba Mariam was returning home after buying some foodstuff at the Kasoa New Market when the accident occurred on Friday afternoon.

According to eyewitnesses, Asana Iddrisu, the motorbike rider was speeding and rammed into a water tanker resulting in the nursing mother of a 6-month old baby dying on the spot.

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Tanker vehicle that the motorbike ran into

Both the okada rider and the Tanker driver have been arrested by Kasoa Divisional Police Command assisting in the investigation.

The body of Mariam has since been deposited at the Winneba Specialist and Trauma Hospital morgue for preservation.

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Oheneba Nkrabea the Rasta Student quits Achimota School; gains admission to GIS

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Oheneba Nkrabea the Rasta Student

Oheneba Nkrabea the Rasta Student quits Achimota School; gains admission to GIS

It’s obvious that the woes of the famous rasta students in our educational history are not dead yet even after the High court ruled in their favor.

One of the students who challenged Achimota School and Ghana Education service, Oheneba Nkrabea has quitted Achimota School and has currently been enrolled at the prestigious Ghana International School (GIS) in Accra after they received threats that the Attorney General was going to appeal against the High Court’s ruling that went in their favor.

The news about Oheneba’s move has been kept under wraps as the legal challenge to overturn a high court ruling travels its full throttle.

Ghana International School (GIS) is one of Ghana’s leading international schools providing world-class holistic education to children between the ages of 3 years and 18 years.

Meanwhile, the Lawyer for Rastafarian student, Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea, Ras Wayoe Ghanamannti, has described as unfortunate the Attorney General’s appeal against the High Court’s ruling in the Rasta kids case.

Speaking on GHOne TV Tuesday, the lead Counsel argued that the flagrant disrespect of the interest of these kids which is paramount per the principles of the law is problematic.

He fears the children would be affected psychologically as the case has been advanced further at the Appeals court.

“The psychological trauma, the instability, the emotional stress, and those ambits of it is what is worrying us because these are children, these are young guys, and they’ve started going to school so at the end of the day any such decision will traumatize them. And we think that this is what the AG should have considered. Because if you look at our law – the Children’s Act, Section 2, on the very first principle, it’s clear that in everything that we seek to do the interest of the Child is paramount and even court of law and all other agents of security and all other persons would respect that principle that the interest of a child is paramount.

“So we thought that considering this case and their interest in respect of education, the AG would have allowed this to pass and if there is any future advancing of the rules Achimota is using holistically to preserve and protect minority rights like these rights of the Rastas we are talking about it would be looked at but to bring this appeal on and to pile up pressure and emotional stress on the children is unfortunate.”

The Achimota School board and the Attorney-General’s Department have filed an appeal to challenge the Human Rights High Court’s order for the school to admit the two dreadlock-wearing students.

The Achimota School per the appeal said, the court among other things erred by indicating that the rules and regulations of Achimota School with regard to ensuring uniformity in appearance is unlawful and interferes with the manifestation of one’s religious rights.

The school board has therefore filed the appeal to have the entire judgment set aside and the plaintiff ordered to comply with the school’s regulations if he (Tyrone Marhguy) chooses to be a student of the school.

The AG’s office has also filed an appeal on the case, asking the court to uphold Achimota School’s arguments and rule in favor of the school.

The notice of appeal said the judge who adjudicated that matter and gave victory to the two boys failed to get the plaintiffs to provide evidence of their claims.

The AG’s office also said the judge erred in claiming that Achimota School had interfered with the right to the education of the boys.

“The learned Judge erred when she held that the regulation of the 1st Respondent requiring that students keep their hair low amounted to an illegal and unconstitutional attempt to suspend the manifestation of the Applicant’s guaranteed freedom to practice and manifest his religion…”

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ECOWAS Chairman Nana Akufo-Addo meets Mamady Doumbouya in Guinea

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ECOWAS Chairman Nana Akufo-Addo meets Mamady Doumbouya in Guinea

His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo who doubles as the President of the Republic of Ghana and the Chairperson of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is in the capital of Guinea, Conakry to have talks with the military junta that has overthrown President Alpha Condé’s government. President Akufo-Addo and his entourage were welcomed by the Guinean Military leadership led by Mamady Doumbouya.

The meeting is centered on how the military junta can help restore the democratic sanity in the Republic of Guinea and also negotiate on releasing the captured President Alpha Condé.

Before this meeting, the leadership of the West African Regional bloc on 16th September 2021 had an emergency meeting in Accra, Ghana, and deliberated on the two coups that have taken place in Mali and Guinea.

The Regional block resorted to sanctioning Guinea. All the heads of state in the bloc decided to freeze the financial assets and impose travel bans on Guinea’s junta members and their relatives, insisting on the release of President Alpha Condé and a short transition.

In a previous virtual meeting led by the head of ECOWAS, President Akufo-Addo reaffirmed ECOWAS’ objection to any unconstitutional political change.

“ECOWAS demands respect for the physical safety of the President of the Republic, Professor Alpha Condé”. We ask the Guinean defense and security forces to remain in a constitutional posture and express our solidarity with the Guinean people and their government,” it added.

Photos of the ECOWAS head's visit to Guinea, Conakry.

President Akufo-Addo introducing his entourage to Mamady Doumbouya

 

Photos of the ECOWAS head's visit to Guinea, Conakry.

President Akufo-Addo [L] and Mamady Doumbouya [R]

Photos of the ECOWAS head's visit to Guinea, Conakry.

Mamady Doumbouya [R] leading President Akufo-Addo [L] to the meeting venue

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