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Taxi driver killed by falling tree in Kumasi

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Taxi driver killed by falling tree: A taxi driver is feared dead after a tree fell on him during a heavy rainstorm at Mmrom in Kumasi, the Ashanti regional capital.

The deceased, identified only as Alhaji is said to have parked his cab under the tree awaiting passengers at a spot in front of Asanteman Senior High School when the incident occurred.

This is a routine for floating drivers like Alhaji who always take advantage of the nearby lorry stations such as the Kumasi-Wa, Kumasi-Tamale, Kajedji to court the attention of passengers.

Though two of his colleagues managed escaped, it was too late for him to do so as he sat on the boot of his Opel Astra car with registration AW 7248-14.

Taxi driver killed by falling tree in Kumasi

The trunk of the Neam tree fell on him at about 5 p.m on Thursday June 18, 2020.

Though emergency service providers, Fire and Ambulance Services were called to the scene, their presence did little save the situation.

It took the intervention of some chainsaw operators to cut through the trunk of the tree and branches to sight of the motionless body of the deceased.

The accident caused heavy vehicular traffic blocking the main Suame Roundabout-Kejetia stretch completely.

Sources at Suame Divisional command say the body of the deceased has been deposited at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital’s morgue for preservation.

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Somalia rejects John Mahama; questions his impartiality and competence as a mediator

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Somalia rejects John Mahama; questions his impartiality and competence as a mediator

The Federal Republic of Somalia has rejected the appointment of Ghana’s former president John Dramani Mahama as African Union’s (AU) special envoy to help mediate that country’s political impasse.

In a letter trending on the various media platforms and seen by accramail.com and confirmed by sources at the AU, Mahamed Abdirazak, Somalia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said Mahama has “extensive links” with Kenya, and that the country will no longer support him [Mahama] in his new role.

“It is indeed surprising that a candidate with extensive links with Kenya’s leadership has been chosen by the AU to facilitate talks on a political impasse partly engineered by those Kenyan leadership has supported,” the letter stated.

“Given the politically sensitive nature of the task of a high representative in any case, I am certain you will appreciate the importance of any candidate for such a post to be seen as impartial and competent without any links to the region,” it added.

“I hereby notify the African Union of the formal withdrawal of support by the Federal Government of Somalia for the AU High Representative for Somalia.”

Read the full letter below:

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KNUST releases 2021/2022 Cut-off points for all degree programmes

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Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has released an updated version of the  2021/2022 cut-off aggregates for all degree programmes. Prospective students are to take note of the various programmes and their required cut-off points. This should only serve as a guide.

Below is a full list of the KNUST cut-off points for the 2021/2022 academic year of admissions;

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Nana Addo cuts sod for the construction of $30 million Pan African Heritage World Museum

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Nana Addo cuts sod for the construction of $30 million Pan African Heritage World Museum

Construction of $30 million Pan African Heritage World Museum: President of the Republic of Ghana H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo has led a sod-cutting ceremony held in Accra for the construction of The Pan African Heritage World museum, which is said to be the biggest in Africa.

The Pan African Heritage World Museum, when completed, according to the President, will provide a resting place for all the looted artifacts housed in foreign museums in Europe and elsewhere.

“The museum is certainly an innovative pan-Africanism project and the government is accordingly supporting its development. The precise state of the support government will provide is the subject of ongoing discussions between the executive council and the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, and the results will be fully publicized.”

“I am glad that when completed, this project will provide education in the museum’s gallery for visitors to learn more about the history, cultures, indigenous ideals of our ancestors who demonstrated their resolve to protect our environment,” the President said.

Speaking at the sod-cutting ceremony, Akufo-Addo urged locals in the area not to be an impediment to the construction of the museum.

“I urge you, residents of the area and those within this immediate catchment area to be mindful of the fact that you will be the ultimate beneficiaries of this project, so please, do not put any impediments in the way of investors or contractors. There should be a cordial relationship among you,” he added.

The museum, which will be the biggest in Africa, was the idea of Kojo Yankah, past President of the Pan-African Historical Theatre Festival (PANAFEST) and founder of the African University College of Communications.

The design of the Museum is shaped as a Horn which is synonymous with a trumpet which is a musical instrument often used in religious ceremonies.

It is expected to be completed in July 2023.

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