‘Bloody’ elections, demonstrations in 2020 inevitable – Bishop J.Y. Adu

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Leader and founder of New Jerusalem Chapel (NJC) in Kumasi Bishop Dr. J Y Adu has predicted that the up-coming 2020 elections in the country will be bloody characterized by demonstrations

In somewhat long-winded speech prophesying to his congregants during the church watch night service last Wednesday, the man of God revealed that Ghana will also suffer bloody elections, demonstrations and great disturbances which will result in killing of people by the two major political parties, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

This is not the first time Bishop J Y Adu has prophesied on Ghana’s politics or on major issues in the country though he is less known to be affiliated to any political party.

“Because of elections in 2020, there will be great chaos in the country. Political parties will not understand each other. And after the election, chaos will be intensified. Very soon, some group of people would want to use anarchy to topple the government”, he said.

The prophet continued that “there will be massive demonstrations, shooting of people by the police will be great and many people will die as a result. NDC and NPP are going to beat themselves and destroy properties. They are coming to kill themselves for the sake of elections. But tell the president that, when the chaos intensifies, he must fast deploy the army to swiftly stop it because Ghana will, by all means, go to war this year. Christians must pray”.

Other prophecies include government’s plans for many developmental projects which will be opposed and stopped by opposition party adding that monies this government is expecting to fund its projects will be locked.

The man of God further warned government not to increase prices of fuel too high for the people of Ghana.

But Prophet J Y Adu directed Christians of the country to pray hard to stop the chaos that is yet upon the country.

Source: mynewsgh.com

Land guards shoot 2 at Fetteh Kakraba

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Two men have sustained injuries after they were shot at by some land guards at Gomoa Fetteh Kakraba GPRTU in the Gomoa East District of the Central Region on Saturday.

Report gathered by Kasapa FM News’ Yaw Boagyan indicates that the victims whose lands were being encroached upon by the land guards had information that the latter had stormed the site and were demolishing properties.

The victims were said to have then visited their land only to see for themselves what was happening only for the land guards to open fire on them injuring the two on their arm and leg.

The victims were rushed to the Budumbram government hospital where they are receiving treatment. The land guards are on the run.

Police have since commenced an investigation into the matter.

Meanwhile, the Gomoa Fetteh Kakraba Odikro, Nana Essel Amankwandoh has appealed to the police to beef up security in their area to quell the increasing criminal activities of land guards.

He said the people of Gomoa Fetteh Kakraba are living in a state of fear and panic.

Source: kasapafmonline.com

Ambulance Service requests govt to halt planned commissioning, distribution of 307 ambulances

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Government’s plan to commission and distribute some 307 ambulances to the 275 constituencies on Monday, January 6, 2020, may have suffered another setback.

This is because the National Ambulance Service (NAS) has, through the Ministry of Health, written to the President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo to request for the process to be postponed.

A letter written and signed by the Ambulance Service’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr Ahmed N. Zachariah, which is in the possession of adomonline.com, made the request, stating five reasons why the planned commissioning and distribution should be halted temporarily.

The five reasons contained in the letter show that a number of preparatory activities which should have been completed prior to the commissioning and distribution of the ambulances are behind schedule.

The reasons cited in the 31st December letter by the Service include a lack of training for staff and paramedics on the use of the ambulances and medical equipment.

As part of the procurement of the 307 ambulances, the manufacturers through the Suppliers are supposed to provide user training for the ambulances and medical equipment onboard. However, this training could not take place as scheduled by the manufacturers because they could not travel to the country before the end of the year due to the holidays season, the letter stated in part.

The letter, however, said the Service had scheduled another date for the manufacturer to provide the training in reference.

The new dates scheduled for the training area in the weeks of the 13th and 20th of January 2020. This training shall comprise of the paramedics being trained on the usage of the different types of equipment in the ambulances while drivers are being trained on the operations of the new ambulances including how the dispatch and tracking systems work. It is vital to provide adequate training to staff before handing over the ambulances, Dr Zachariah requested in his letter.

Another reason for which the Ambulance Service says it is making the request, according to its letter, is the need to have what they described as “state-of-the-art digitized ICT Dispatch system” which will allow the routing of calls through a computer system which will automatically generate the digital address location of the caller to enable control centre easily determine the nearest ambulance to dispatch.

The said state-of-the-art digitized ICT Dispatch system when ready, will allow ambulances to easily determine the nearest health care facility suitable for an emergency and allow the ambulance, when dispatched, to easily navigate using the system to the location of a caller.

It will also provide interconnectivity among the various ambulance stations and the dispatch centres as well as the dispatch centres and the receiving health facilities. This will enhance the response time of the ambulances and thereby improve patient outcomes, the letter explained.

As it stands, however, the said system is yet to be completed but as its completion is integral to the kind of service the NAS intends to give going forward, it finds it necessary for same to be completed before the commissioning and distribution exercises are carried out.

According to the Ambulance Service, tracking devices which are being installed in the ambulances to check abuse of their usage are still ongoing and will be completed in the third week of January hence the need to wait for that process to be completed.

The other reasons contained in the letter are the delay in the completion of the Service Centres and the Labelling of the Ambulances.

According to the letter, both processes will be completed by the third week of January the NAS finds it prudent to wait for their completion.

Since all the above issues are being addressed before the commissioning of the ambulances to ensure an efficient and effective emergency response, we strongly recommend that the Commissioning is postponed to the 28th of January 2020 by which time all these issues would have been resolved, the letter recommended.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyemang Manu through who the letter was written, has added his voice to the request, saying having engaged them and listened to the reasons for the request for the postponement, I would like to add my voice for their request to be granted.

Until this request from the NAS service, deep throat sources within the government had given the indication that the President was going to commission the ambulances for distribution on January 6, 2020.

It is not clear whether the president will grant the NAS’ request and postpone the same to January 28, 2020.

Source: adomonline.com

Eguase chief commends NPP govt for completing project initiated by NDC govt

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EGUASE CHIEF COMMENDS NPP GOVT FOR COMPLETING PROJECT INITIATED BY NDC GOVT

The Chief of Eguase, Nana Kwame Kurabo V, a farming community in the Mfantseman Municipality in the Central Region has commended government for completing a Community-Based Planning and Services (CHPS) initiated by NDC government. Nana Kurabo V the bane of Ghana’s development is as a result of failure on the part of successive political leaders to complete projects started by their predecessors. Nana has appealed that political leaders should endeavor to complete all projects started by previous government to ensure value for money. He gave the commendation when they commissioned a CHPS Compound for the people of Eguase.

Eguase citizens who spoke to Adom News Team shared the challenges they go through to seek medical care. According to them, seeking medical care has not been easy coupled with poor road network. They had to send their sick relatives to Moree, Cape Coast Municipal or Cape Coast Teaching Hospital before they can receive medical care. They were happy and have expressed their gratitude by commending both NDC and NPP government for initiating and completing the project.

The Member of Parliament who pledged to provide the facility with medical equipment said NPP government made a promise to complete their clinic for them as it was a major need the chief put before them. NPP government has prioritized health care. He finally appealed to them not to allow partisan activities to divide the country. The commissioning of Eguase CHPS Compound is an attestation of fulfilling promised made to the people of Eguase.   He urged them to patronize the facility since the health directorate has made provision for visiting doctor to attend to their health care needs.

NDC to hit streets against EC over new register

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The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Northern Region is threatening to embark on a massive demonstration over moves by Electoral Commission to compile a new voter’s register this year.

Late last year, the Minority in Parliament staged a walkout when a budget for the purpose of the register’s compilation was brought before the house for approval.

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Northern Region is threatening to embark on a massive demonstration over moves by Electoral Commission to compile a new voter’s register this year.

Late last year, the Minority in Parliament staged a walkout when a budget for the purpose of the register’s compilation was brought before the house for approval.

The regional chairman for the party, Alhaji Ibrahim Mobila, speaking at a press conference in Tamale said the resources that would be used to compile a new voter’s register could be channeled to other developmental ventures.

COP Maame Tiwaa removed as CID boss

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A massive shake-up in the Ghana Police Service’s top hierarchy has seen Criminal Investigative Department (CID) boss, COP Maame Tiwaa Addo Danquah, removed as head of the CID.

Replacing her is COP Isaac Ken Yeboah who was one of the names that came up for the position of Inspector General of Police Recently. Until this appointment, he served as the Director-General in charge of administration.

COP Ken Yeboah

COP Tiwaa has, therefore been reassigned to head the welfare department of the service as Director-General in Charge of Welfare.

COP George Akuffo Dampare has been removed from welfare to the director of Administration of the service.

Also, COP Tetteh Yohuno, has been moved to Special duties from his MTTD post.

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Node Initiative seeks partnership to support cerebral palsy children

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Unemployed father of a cerebral palsy child David Amissah, whose first child Nhyiraba Kweku a cerebral palsy has made passionate appeal to parents of cerebral palsy especially men not to abandon their cerebral palsy children to their mothers alone. He said it is not easy to take care of cerebral palsy children so if such children are left in the care of their mothers alone, it put a lot of burden on them. He made the appeal when NODE INITIATIVE, non-governmental organization based in Cape Coast Metropolis organized dinner for cerebral palsy children and their parents to mark the birth of Christ. Parents with cerebral palsy children are appealing to government and corporate Ghana to support them to cater for their children since most parents have lost their jobs as they had to dedicate their time to take care of such children. They are appealing for support especially the provision of diapers and others.

Dr.  Yemah Mariama Bockarie, a pediatrician at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital said about seventeen million people is affected by cerebral palsy. Dr. Mariama Bockarie is advising pregnant women to seek good anti-natal services, avoid in-take of herbal medication during pregnancy, avoid delivery at home, and seek early delivery at health facility. She said, delay in delivery and treatment of jaundice can also lead to cerebral palsy. In the treatment of jaundice, they should avoid placing jaundice children in the sun instead they should seek early treatment at health facility for phototherapy rather than placing them in the sun.

The Executive Director for NODE INITIATIVE, Nana Brew told the media that, the organization under it Human Initiative Project has decided to support and create awareness of cerebral palsy since less attention has been given to such cerebral palsy children. Since they started supporting and interacting with parents of cerebral palsy children, they have realized that, most parents are out of employment because they had to dedicate their entire time for their upkeep. It is the desire of NODE INITIATIVE to create awareness and also setup small businesses for such parents so they can continue to provide support for their cerebral palsy children.  They are appealing to government, philanthropists, individuals and organizations to partner them to support parents with cerebral palsy children.