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Man who allegedly killed his wife has been confirmed dead


David Ayornu, a 31-yr-antique resident of Lufenya, close to Kasseh within the Ada East District, who allegedly slashed the belly of his spouse and killed her on June 3, this year reportedly died in police custody at Ada.

Ayornu popularly called Rapper Bee turned into arrested by means of the Kasseh Police Command for allegedly stabbing his spouse with a sharp object inside the belly resulting in her demise.
Confirming his loss of life to the Ghana information employer in Ada, leader Superintendent Atsu Dzineku, Ada Divisional Commander, stated Ayornu had not been nicely after allegedly killing his wife.

He stated that the suspect turned into sent to the Ada East District hospital, where he was handled and discharged, and brought to the police station at Kasseh, wherein he changed into detained pending similarly investigations.
Chief Supt. Dzineku mentioned that Ayornu changed into additionally processed for court docket after which he changed into remanded to assist in further investigations.
He stated on Sunday, June 12, round 0500 hours, Ayornu’s different inmates found out he changed into unconscious and fast caused law enforcement officials on duty. He turned into eventually despatched to the Ada East District medical institution, where he changed into stated useless on arrival.

He stated that the body have been deposited on the Sogakope health center morgue for preservation and further investigations.
Nene Glover Ayornu, the performing leader of Lufenya close to Kasseh and the uncle of the deceased additionally showed the incident to the GNA.

He stated the family might collaborate with the Police to adopt the vital preparations.

Hajj first flight takes off today


The first batch of over 400 pilgrims for this 12 months’s Hajj is predicted to leave the usa to Saudi Arabia nowadays.

In keeping with the Chairman of the Hajj Board, Sheikh Ibrahim C. Quaye, 4 flights will pass from the Tamale Airport even as 5 can be transferring from Accra, from June 30, 2022.

Speakme in an interview Sheikh Quaye said due to the outbreak of the COVID-19, Saudi authorities located a ban on Hajj for all foreign pilgrims given that 2020.

He said throughout the 2-year ban, over 2000 pilgrims voluntarily opted to depart their fares with the Hajj board with the know-how that they could be considered earlier than different pilgrims when the Hajj started out in destiny.

“After the ban on Hajj changed into lifted this year, quotas of all taking part international locations have been drastically reduced. Ghana’s quota is 3,069 in place of the 2020 quota of 6,000 pilgrims, and so we can keep in mind people who left their monies with us first before another pilgrim.”

Attorney pushes for prosecution at bog over mismanagement of cedi


A legal professional, Dr. John Baiden, is pushing for the legal professional general to cause prosecutions at the financial institution of Ghana (bathroom) over the perceived mismanagement of the Ghana cedi, which continues to lose value in opposition to the main forex, the dollar.He has petitioned the legal professional trendy and said, “the financial institution of Ghana has compromised the Ghana Cedi. It is out of line and have to be introduced returned in line, as our laws call for.”

“it’s far our desire that you explore the said likely motive to provoke prosecution in opposition to the ones behind the bog cooperate veil for the unlawful damage they have brought on to our cedis earned, gifted, invested and saved,” his petition delivered.Talking on Eyewitness information, Dr. Baiden said the bog become responsible of “causing unlawful harm to our financial houses.”He stated, “a variety of struggling at the land” induced his petition.

Dr. Baiden additionally feels the bog has not justified its independence and deserves greater scrutiny.“The physician of each economy is the principal bank and right here the mandate is clear; deliver the human beings a strong foreign money,” the attorney stated.The Ghana cedi depreciated by way of 15.8 percentage in opposition to america greenback as of may 2022, as compared to an appreciation of zero.Five percent in the equal duration of 2021.He stated the attorney trendy and the bog have no longer answered to his petition.

Ghana heads for fifth wave amidst speedy spreading infections, choked hospitals


There has been a tremendous surge in Covid-19 cases in Ghana this month, putting the country at the path to its fifth wave because the outbreak in March 2020.In March 2022, President Akufo-Addo lifted maximum of the Covid-19 restrictions.The executive tool changed into revoked, allowing all land and sea borders to be re-opened.

The carrying of facemasks, a prime intervention in curtailing the spread of Sars-Cov-2 (the virus which causes Covid-19), become also comfortable, making the wearing of face coverings not mandatory.All in-character activities, together with non secular gatherings, meetings, workshops, and funerals, ought to now resume at full ability, as long as the target market and members are completely vaccinated, however hand washing and hand sanitizing points have been nonetheless to be made to be had, President Akufo-Addo said in his twenty eighth deal with to the country at the pandemic.

At this time, cases had been low around the country with a unmarried case of Covid-19 stated on the 17th of April, an active case of simply 26 and no hospitalisations at all.Nowadays, active cases have crossed the 1,000 infections mark with 120 men and women contracting the sickness in one day, records from the Ghana health provider shows.
COVID-19: Ghana heads for 5th wave amidst fast spreading infections, choked hospitals

White house lawyer instructed Trump-allied legal professional searching for to combat Ga. Outcomes to get a crook protection legal professional


A day after the Capitol insurrection, a White residence lawyer said he warned a Trump-allied legal professional that he must get a criminal defense attorney over his efforts to fight the Georgia election outcomes, consistent with a video clip launched Tuesday by using the Jan. 6 committee.

Eric Herschmann, who at the time worked for the White house, stated John Eastman contacted him and started out asking about the election results in Georgia, one of the states narrowly received with the aid of President Joe Biden that former President Donald Trump sought to overturn.

“He commenced to ask me about something managing Georgia, keeping some thing, potentially for appeal,” Herschmann says in video of his testimony to the Jan. 6 committee. “and i said to him, are you out of your f’ing thoughts? Right? I stated I simplest need to hear two phrases popping out of your mouth any more, ‘orderly transition.’”

Herschmann stated he asked Eastman to repeat the 2 words, later adding: “Now I’m going to present you the great free legal advice you’re ever getting in your existence: Get a splendid f’ing crook protection lawyer. You’re gonna need it.”

Coterie announce its expansion in New York city


Coterie Insurance, a small business insurtech, announced its expansion into New York State. With the addition of New York, Coterie insurance products are now available to agents, brokers and small employers across the nation.

New York agents and brokers can now access Coterie’s offerings on its website and small businesses in New York can connect with one of Coterie’s 5,000 agents via the website’s Find an Agent tool. The Coterie dashboard offers a qualification checker that indicates within seconds if a business is within the Coterie appetite.

“New York has the 10th largest economy in the world and maintains one of the largest employment populations of micro-businesses under 20 employees in the nation,” says Pete Buccola, vice president at Coterie.

In addition to partnering digitally with agents and brokers, Coterie aims to integrate insurance purchasing into existing small businesses processes. The company has teamed up with platforms including Intuit Quickbooks and Thryv in order to deliver business insurance through tools customers are already using. The company has also partnered with Independent Market Solutions and First Market Connect to help expand its capabilities to insurance agents already serving small businesses.

Coterie offers general liability, professional liability and business owners policies for small employers and freelancers. Coterie’s insurance products are underwritten by Spinnaker Insurance Co. and Benchmark Insurance Co.Coterie is led by David McFarland, founder and CEO.

The Cincinnati-based insurtech pulled in $11.5 million in new venture funding in February 2021 That followed an $8.5 million initial financing round in March 2020. Its investors include Intact Ventures, Alpha Edison, Lackawanna Insurance Group, RPM Ventures and Allos Ventures.

Ghana Emerges 8th in the Africa top 10 Gold holding

Ghana, formerly Gold Coast, occupies the eighth position amongst the top 10 African countries with the largest gold holdings amounting to 8.74 metric tons, as of December 2021.

Algeria claims the topmost spot as the African country with the largest gold holding, at 174 metric tons, according to Statista – a global statistics portal integrating diverse topics of data and facts into a single platform.

The North African country was followed by South Africa, with official gold reserves reaching 125 metric tons.

Libya takes the third position with – 117 metric tons.

Following Ghana is Tunisia and Mozambique, who placed ninth and tenth with – 6.84 metric tons and 3.94 metric tons respectively.

In March this year, the price of Gold reached $2,069.25 an ounce, a figure very close to the all-time high it reached in early August 2020.

According to financial experts, geopolitical tension caused by the Russian-Ukraine war is sinking the world’s big stock markets leaving investors to run towards what they perceive as safe-haven assets such as the dollar, gold, or bonds.

Generally speaking, when inflation starts to rise, governments will buy large amounts of gold as a counter measure.

In 2020, central banks worldwide bought 272.9 tonnes of gold, according to data reported by the World Gold Council (WGC) data.

Meanwhile, the Bank of Ghana has launched a gold acquisition programme with the aim of doubling its gold holdings over the next five years.

In a speech , The Governor, Ernest Addison, at the launch of the event in June 17, 2021, said the programme would allow the Central Bank to buy domestically produced gold from selected aggregators and mining firms.

That, he said, would mark a “significant change in the modus operandi of Bank of Ghana’s foreign exchange reserves management operations.”

Here are the top 10 African countries with the largest gold holdings in 2021, according to Statista.

Algeria 174 metric tons

South Africa – 125 metric tons

Libya – 117 metric tons

Egypt – 80.73 metric tons

Morocco – 22.12 metric tons

Nigeria – 21.37 metric tons

Mauritius – 12.44 metric tons

Ghana – 8.74 metric tons

Tunisia – 6.84 metric tons

Mozambique – 3.94 metric tons


Accra Flood takes over the street


some  streets in Accra got flooded after Wednesday morning’s downpour, holding vehicular and human movements for hours.

The situation became scary and caused the Ablekuma Central Municipal Assembly to move in to sensitise residents on ways of preventing and controlling floods amid the rains.

The downpour, which lasted for about seven hours, caused the road in front of Takoradi Station at Kaneshie to flood.

The flood prevented vehicles and commuters from moving as people, mainly traders, were seen running for cover, a few, carrying some wares.

Similarly, some inner streets at Abossey Okine were also flooded, with some vehicles grounded and a few spare parts carried away by floodwaters.

Some houses at Mamprobi were also flooded with some people seeking shelter with relatives on storey buildings and higher ground.

Also at Jamestown, pockets of the floodwaters took over some streets, including the main street opposite the entrance of the Ghana Fire Service Training School.

The frontage of the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum on the Atta Mills High Street was also flooded.

During their flood prevention and control campaign, which coincided with the downpour, she said, they had started the exercise two months ago and that the Assembly would soon prosecute offenders of the sanitation law.

Madam Kwadey said though the Assembly was working on the drainage system, there was the need for residents to change their attitude towards refuse management.

Chief of Gyengyen in the Krachi west Municipality has been shot


The chief of Gyengyen, Nana Atta Kpebu II, was shot on monday by an unknown person at his residence in the Krachi West Municipality of the Oti region.

Mr Kwabena Nkrumah, the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Kete-Krachi Division Command, who confirmed  said Nana Atta Kpebu, was shot at close range in his residence during light-out.

He, however, said the chief had been transferred to the 37-military hospital and was responding to treatment but no culprit had been arrested yet.

He urged the public to assist the Police with leads towards apprehending the unknown assailant.

ECG has join heads with the Military to install prepaid meters in the Krobo land


The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) is collaborating with officers of the 49 Field Engineers Regiment of the Ghana Armed Forces to carry out the installation of prepaid meters in the Krobo District of the Greater- Accra region.

Madam Sakyiwaa Mensah, the Public Relations Officer of ECG, Tema Region, stated “we are working in collaboration with officers from the 49 Field Engineers Regiment to provide technical assistance with the installation of the prepaid meters in Krobo District.”Madam Mensah said ECG has had a long-standing relationship with the Ghana Military, spanning over two decades, adding that for instance in February 2022, the Company had an exercise with them, through their ECG Training School in Tema.She said it was their hope to install as many meters within the shortest possible time, hence the need for extra hands, adding that 90 extra technical staff had also been drawn from across the Tema Regional Office’s operational areas to help in the deployment, as well as making use of the Company’s contractors.

She said in security-wise, officers from the Ghana Police were also on the field with the technical men to provide the needed protection “as has been the case since the inception of installation.”The PRO disclosed that any customer who refused installation of the prepaid meters’ would have their postpaid meters disconnected, stressing that “should a customer reconnect, they will be charged with illegal connection, and should a customer decide to have a meter after a disconnection, he or she may have to apply for the service.”She reminded customers in the Krobo District that as agreed with all stakeholders, the prepaid meters being deployed to the district were new and would, therefore, not have any debt of customers on it.

Madam Mensah said that their debt from 2014 to 2017 had been ring-fenced or set aside, while that of 2018 to 2021 was to be paid over a five-year period, adding that “Customers are expected to pay all 2022 bills, going forward.”She, therefore, encouraged all customers in the district to visit the ECG office to discuss terms of payment on an individual customer basis.The prepaid meters are being installed for free, and therefore, cautioned customers against imposters who might want to defraud them, adding, however, that customers who want additional meters should apply for the service at the ECG office.

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