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Defiling COPappears in court today


The trial of the police officer, who allegedly defiled a-nine-year-old class five pupil, will begin in earnest today at an Accra circuit court.



Fraudsters get more sophisticated

A total of 14,132 fraud cases were recorded within the first three quarters of 2009. This figure reduced to 13,865 cases within the same period in 2010, a decrease of 267 cases over the period.

Budget does not address fundamental problems

Nana Akomea

Head of the Communications of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akomea says the 2012 budget of the Prof Mills led NDC which was presented to parliament recently does not address the fundamental problems of the rising cost of living.

AMA/Zoomlion honour Akweley as Sanitation Ambassador


The 2nd runner-up in the just ended
TV3 reality show, Ghana’s Most
Beautiful, Naa Akweley, was on
Tuesday honoured as the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA)/ZoomLion Ambassador of Sanitation.
Her exploits in the field of environmental sanitation during the reality show, according to the city Mayor, Alfred Oko Vanderpuije, won his heart and that of many other leaders in the Assembly, as well as players in the waste management sector, hence the decision to make her ambassador to champion the cause of cleanliness in the city.
“During the weekly series, the Greater Accra representative, Akweley, aptly represented and excellently displayed the rich culture of the region. She focused on one of the most pressing issues confronting the Assembly, which is sanitation, and imitated excellently the Mayor in his quest in addressing the issue. And so, on November 28, 2011, the AMA voted to support Akweley’s dream to champion sanitation in the Greater Accra Region,” noted Mr. Vanderpuije in his remarks prior to honouring Akweley.
According to him, Akweley’s decision to champion the cause of sanitation would not have been possible without the support of ZoomLion Ghana Limited, and therefore, called on other corporate bodies and organisations to follow suit.
“The example of ZoomLion in collaborating with the AMA should be one thing that should be emulated by all,” he added.
To help facilitate her work, the AMA and ZoomLion presented a KIA Sorento saloon car to help facilitate the young lady’s newly assigned role in the Accra metropolis.
She would, for a period of one year, spanning from January – December, 2012, join hands with the Assembly public inspectors and ZoomLion to intensify their educational drive on sanitation in the city.
According to the City Mayor, ever since the Assembly issued a directive for all houses in the metropolis to have toilet facilities, about one-third of landlords and or landladies have complied, leaving the majority of the populace to either ease themselves in free range or go to public toilets.
For example, in Okaikoi North, out of the 9,668 houses identified, the AMA has only managed to inspect 4,998. Out of the number registered, 3,682 houses, representing 85%, are without toilet facilities.
In Ablekuma Central, out of the 15,606 houses identified, 6,389 have so far been inspected, with 61% of the houses without toilet facilities. This grim picture, according to the Mayor, needed to addressed, and Akweley would be at the forefront to ensure that.
In a brief remark to usher the new ambassador into office, the Accra Zonal Manager of ZoomLion Ghana Limited expressed displeasure about people’s attitudes toward the environment.
According to him, bad attitudes, coupled with failure to complement their effort in the fight against environmental sanitation, had been his outfit’s number one challenge throughout its operations in the country.
He said the year 2012 would see the company investing heavily in its educational drive to raise awareness about environmental cleanliness throughout the length and breadth of the country.
Naa Akweley, in response, accepted the challenge of her new found role, and pledged to give her best in ensuring that the city becomes a better place to live, devoid of filth.
“I humbly accept the appointment as an Ambassador of Sanitation, and the responsibility that it so demands, since a healthy nation is one that is keen for healthy citizens,” she said in a perky voice to the applause of the gathering.
She added: “I deem this clarion call as one, not just for the corporate or social responsibility, but an appointment that calls for work and action that is immensely meant to establish, inspire, educate, and to restore the reputable image of the nation, in respect to poor sanitation in the nation Ghana, especially, Accra.”

Confusion rocks NYEP


Staff at the headquarters of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) are reportedly seething with anger over a newly-introduced payment system for beneficiaries of the programme, a report gathered by The Chronicle reveals.

Ghana hosts Intellectual Right Confab

Ebow Barton-Odro, Deputy Attorney-General and Minister of Justice

The Deputy Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Ebow Barton-Odro, has called on African countries to come together to nurture the innovative and creative potential of its people to eradicate poverty from the continent

New police recruits pass out

INSERT: DCOP Prosper Agblor (Director-CID) delivering his speech, New Constables in a group photograph with DCOP Prosper Agblor (Director-CID, seated middle with legs uncrossed)

The Director General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Prosper K. Agblor, has charged new recruits to make good use of the knowledge and skills gained during their six months training, in order to serve the country better

Accra Compost Plant ready for use in January

Composite of the Compost Plant

It is now clear that the problem about the final disposal of waste confronting the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), and its sister assemblies in the Greater Accra Region, would in January 2012 be over with the coming into operation of the Accra Compost & Recycling Plant

The ‘Asiatic’ dames for the World?

Dr. Beeko

Just after having assisted a senior colleague in the Department to carry out an operation early in the hours one summer day in 1974, the phone at the doctors’ dressing room belled loud, and by chance, it happened to be mine. The boss’s secretary was on the line, and she informed me there was a document to sign. “I should be right there.”

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