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Thieves steal 50 kilometers railway steel tracks worth $250million

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Thieves steal 50 kilometers railway steel tracks worth $250million

Nearly 50 kilometers of the nearly constructed railway steal lines have been stolen nationwide resulting in over $250 million loss to the state. According to the Ghana Railway Authority, a kilometer of the railway track is estimated at $5million.

Chunks of the rail metal track and steel sleepers were stolen over the course of several months from  Ejisu, Konongo, Juaso, Obuasi-Dunkwa-Prestea, Akrokeri, Kaasi, Asafo, through to Asawase.

Upon a tip off, the police in Ejisu-Juaso made a hot chase and arrested 10 suspects who were caught stealing portions of the Ejisu-Konongo rail lines. They were processed  for court at Ejisu and currently 4 people have been sentenced to 4 years jail terms each.

Three of the suspects have been identified as Kwadwo Gyamfi, Daniel Appiah, Baffour Samuel, who are in custody of the Juaso Police, pending prosecution.

Thieves steal 50 kilometers railway

Arrested suspects caught stealing the rail lines

These came to light during an inspection by the Deputy Minister of Railway Development, Kwaku Asante-Boateng.

The thieves, it was revealed cut the rail, about 40 feet, into pieces with specialized machines and cart them during the night, to sell to scrap dealers.

Mr. Asante-Boateng, also Member of Parliament (MP) for Asante Akyem South in Ashanti, believed a syndicate was behind the stealing of the metals and asked the media to help in sounding caution to the general public to put an end to the canker.

“If we are to fix the country, there is the need to fix our attitude first, what is going on is just appalling, there should be an end to this,” he lamented.

He admitted that for the past 20 years no train had been seen on the railway leading to the industry going down and government trying to revive it.

The Deputy Minister said government had developed a master plan to bring back the railway system and had awarded a contract to David Walter Company to start a new line from Kejetia to Kaasi and another contract to continue to Obuasi.

In the Western Region, he said the government had started a new line from Sekondi-Takoradi and “now almost at Tarkwa, but this is not to say that the old track is not good, because we can still use them”.

“We are borrowing money to finance these projects and now, look at the situation we find ourselves in,” he questioned.

The MP reiterated his call on the media to sensitise the public on the happenings to ensure the development became a thing of the past, stressing “we want to put an end to it”.

He, therefore, appealed to the public to report anyone seen weeding along the railway lines to the police saying “most of such people are thieves, as they hide the cut metals in the bush” and cart them away in the night.

 


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Accra Doctor kills a newly-wed patient after mistakenly cutting her intestines

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Accra Doctor kills a newly-wed patient after mistakenly cutting her intestines

Accra Doctor kills a newly-wed patient: It has come to light that a supposed medical doctor in Accra has caused the untimely death of a newly married woman after a botched medical operation to rid the woman of fibroid.

The woman had sought medical attention just six months after her marriage. In the course of the operation, the doctor mistakenly cut three of her intestines and stitched them up again. He however did not inform the woman of the mistake and the measure that was taken to remedy it. The woman was just let to go home without a word.

Later, the woman fell gravely ill and was taken to the hospital for medical attention. Initially, she was mistakenly diagnosed with coronavirus. It turned out the diagnosis was wrong after several tests.

As her situation got worse, her father informed the medical personnel that she had undergone a medical procedure to remove the fibroid.

Doctors then operated upon her and realized that the stitching on her intestines had given way and her excreta were mixed up contaminating her blood. The contaminated blood had already reached her brain and nothing could be done to save her life.

The medical doctor and the facility in which the operation was done is yet to be made public but a social media storm has greeted the news since a user made it public with the following comments:

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NDC will not win in court; it’s game over – NDC’s Lord Hamah teases

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A former member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Mike Hamah has said that it’s game over for the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

According to him, the is no way the Supreme Court is ruling in the favour of the NDC in the impending election petition.

To him, the NDC’s attempt to go to court is just an appetite for the elitists’ ambition and nothing else.

“Supreme court will not give ruling for the NDC. it is only an appetite for elitist ambition. The battle is over,” he said in a post on Facebook.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is set to present its petition to the Supreme Court to challenge the 2020 election result.

The party will present the petition on December 30 and this will be the second time in the fourth republic that the results of the Presidential election will be challenged.

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Election 2020: NDC goes to court on Dec 28

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NDC goes to court: The Member of Parliament for Sagnerigu Constituency in the Northern Region hinted of his party’s decision to go to court to seek redress on the December 7 elections.

Alhassan Bashir Fuseini, popularly known as Alhaji A.B.A Fuseini, said no one can force the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to go to court until they have gathered all their evidence.

All the 106 National Democratic Congress (NDC) Members of Parliament in the Seventh Parliament of Ghana marched to the headquarters of the Electoral Commission (EC) on Tuesday, December 22.

The march was to prevail on the EC to overturn its declaration of President Akufo-Addo as the winner of the 2020 elections.

There has been a series of protests by NDC supporters across the country against the EC’s declaration of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the president-elect of Ghana after the December 7 polls.

Member of Parliament for South Dayi Constituency in the Volta Region Rockson-Nelson Etse Kwami Dafeamekpor, who hinted of Tuesday’s march on Onua TV’s 100 Degrees on Monday, explained that the leadership of the party will not sit for the EC to take them for granted.

When the host, Kwame Tutu, asked what next after the series of demonstrations by his party’s supporters, yet yielding no results, the NDC MP said, “you wait and see what will happen tomorrow”.

Speaking on the issues on Onua TV‘s Maakye jointly hosted by Afia Tagor and Adwoa Konadu-Yiadom on Tuesday, Alhaji A.B.A Fuseini hinted in Twi that “we are going to court on 28th December. We are going to court”.

He added: “We are walking to the EC office to register our protest and present a petition to the EC”.

The former Northern Regional Minister said, “we are gathering our evidence and we are going to court on December 28 because we will not allow such stealing in the country”.

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