1. IGP promotes 1,248 officers
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. James Oppong-Boanuh has promoted 1,248 police officers of various ranks, a statement by the Police Service has announced.
According to the statement issued to the public, five Inspectors have been promoted to the rank of Chief Inspectors; 1,224 Corporals were promoted as Sergeants; five Lance Corporals’ were also promoted.
The rest are four officers who were inadvertently left out of the recent Administrative Promotions; three persons’ promotions were deferred and two others who have also been reinstated after acquittal from disciplinary charges.
2.President Akufo-Addo has been truthful to Ghanaians – Tema West NPP Chairman
The Tema West Constituency Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Dennis Amfo-Sefah, has highlighted candor as one of the selling points of President Akufo-Addo that sets him apart from others.
“It is not for nothing that one of the nicknames that have been given the President is ‘Osiadieyor’ or what in English translates as, ‘he who walks the talk’, Akufo-Addo has been truthful with Ghanaians,” Mr. Amfo-Sefah said.
In a statement copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra, Mr. Amfo-Sefah, who is popularly called Nana Boakye, said the truthfulness of the President was one of the things that made him attractive to Ghanaians.
He said every single promise that the President made to Ghanaians during his campaign in the lead-up to the 2016 elections was delivered or being delivered.
“Many doubted that he could deliver Free SHS; Free SHS is a reality now. The same goes for ‘One Village, one Dam,’ One district, One factory, Planting for Food and Jobs and one constituency, one million dollars”
The Tema West NPP Chairman also pointed out that President Akufo-Addo had restored allowances for Nursing and Teacher Trainees as promised and still managed to keep the economy intact and not destroyed the economy as was claimed by his opponents.
3. 100g of cocaine seized at Kpoglu border goes missing
The Narcotics Control Board [NACOB] has disclosed that a white substance suspected to be cocaine seized at the Kpoglu Border Post in the Ketu South Municipality has gone missing.
The substance, which weighs 100 grams was seized by the Customs Division of Ghana Revenue Authority last week.
Francis Torkornoo, Director-General of NACOB explained that his officers impounded a vehicle that had concealed the substances under its fuel tank on Friday, June 5.
The narcotics substance and US$200,000 cash, which was in $100 and $50 bills, was in a Toyota Land Cruiser Prado vehicle with a Nigerian registration number, LSR 815 FV, which was crossing into Ghana from Togo.
4. Government to invest in e-learning facilities for tertiary institutions
Government is introducing a learning management system to facilitate e-learning in all tertiary institutions across the country, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo announced at the Jubilee House in Accra yesterday.
The system, which is being introduced to enhance electronic interactions due to the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), is expected to enable the government to have a better assessment of effectiveness of online interactions.
President Akufo-Addo announced this at the Jubilee House in Accra yesterday when he met with the vice chancellors of the various universities across the country to discuss some pertinent issues ahead of the reopening of the universities on Monday June 15.
5. NIA debunks accusations of NDC, insists it is not partisan
The National Identification Authority (NIA) has finally spoken out against accusations leveled against it by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) claiming the (NIA) is trying to disenfranchise staunch supporters of the party through their registration exercise.
According to the Head of Corporate Affairs of the National Identification Authority (NIA), some of its best work occurred in NDC strongholds and that the authority will never do such unpatriotic things as accused of by the NDC.
He noted that the NIA has put in place rigorous measures which ensure that everything is done accordingly with all people benefitting from the registration process.
6. Mahama was chosen to lead NDC because of his wealth; not competence – Ishmael Addo alleges
A member of the Communication team of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) says former President John Dramani Mahama was chosen to lead the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) because of his wealth and not competence.
Ishmael Addo alleged that “John Mahama was not the candidate the NDC wanted but the party needs money and so they decided to choose him because he has money more than any other person in the party”
7. Attorney General’s legal submissions on the new voters’ register to Supreme Court
Godfred Yeboah Dame, the Deputy Attorney General (AG), has indicated in his legal submissions to the Supreme Court of Ghana in the case of NDC v AG & EC, that the “current voter register is flawed and undermines the right to vote.”
In a 32-page document, the AG who is also the first defendant in the case noted that the voters’ register which was compiled for the 2012 and 2016 elections, “carry-over of the sins and ills with the old voter registration system in Ghana hitherto”.
Citing Articles 42, 45(a) and (c), 46 and 51 of the 1992 Constitution as the primary reason for the compilation of a new register by the second defendant (Electoral Commission), Yeboah Dame said, the EC is expected by the Constitution to “set up and supervise a process for the conduct of elections, every stage of which is credible and reliable.”
8. NPP must not change Nana Addo’s 2016 winning team – Grassroot members
Delegates of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) have been cautioned not to change the Presidential and Parliamentary tickets that the party fielded for the 2016 elections.
“As the adage goes, you don’t change a winning team; you don’t fix it when it is not broken. We call on the delegates of our great party to maintain the winning team that we used for the 2016 elections, our hardworking MP, Daniel Nii Kwartei Titus-Glover, has achieved a lot for Tema East and he is popular on the ground with he and Nana Addo’s bill-boards, banners and T-shirts all over the place. How do you change such a mature and experienced MP?” Mr. Daniel Kwame Annang, a grassroot member of Tema East NPP said.