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Nsawam’s River Densu dredging begins

The Water Resources, Works and Housing Ministry has started the dredging of the Densu River to improve water supply to Nsawam and its environs.

Cancer boy who wished to sit in a plane dies

The cancer-stricken boy who demanded to sit in a plane before his predicted death has died at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, can confirm.

Wonder Kpe died on Monday evening, a family source told

The boy who had been suffering from a protracted cancer and has been told by medical doctors that nothing can be done to save him, asked nurses of the Korle Bu hospital to drive him to the Kotoka International Airport so he can sit in a plane before his date with death.

The nurses granted his wish and drove him in an ambulance to the Airport where he had the opportunity to sit in a Delta Airlines flight and took photographs with the cabin crew.

The sorrowful incident gain national prominence as the Presidency and several other Ghanaians offered to help. He was scheduled to fly to South Africa for a surgical operation.

Ghana Technology University College is best private university in Ghana

The Ghana Technology University College (GTUC) has been adjudged the best private university in Ghana due to its quality publications, research and web presence.

The 2016 University Web ranking said GTUC beat also 59 public and private institutions to clinch the fourth topmost academic institution in the country.

Akufo-Addo Is The New Evangelist In Town


Flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, stole the show at the one-week celebration of the late First Vice Chairman of the party in the Western Region, Ben Kwaw, held at the Mount Olivet Methodist Church at Lagos Town near Takoradi yesterday.


 The NPP flagbearer stunned the mourners at the packed-to-capacity church auditorium when he mounted the pulpit and exhibited his preaching prowess and knowledge of the Holy Scriptures.


This was after the Superintendent Minister of the church, Rev Dr Christina Dzakpasu, had invited him to deliver his message in the course of the programme.


After consoling the numerous family members, sympathizers of the NPP as well as friends and loved ones who thronged the place, Nana Akufo-Addo virtually preached to the mourners.


Quoting from Romans 14:8, the NPP flagbearer remarked, “If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord,” and this was greeted with a loud shout of “Amen!” from the mourners.


Stunned by the dexterity and zeal with which the NPP leader quoted the scriptures and his subsequent words of encouragement, especially to the bereaved family, the Superintendent Minister had no other option than to grab one of the microphones and remark, “Nana Addo is now an evangelist.”


The Reverend Minister’s statement was greeted with laughter, clapping and shouts of “Yes it shall come to pass; the battle is the Lord’s.”


The arrival of the NPP leader and his entourage at the auditorium of Mount Olivet Methodist Church sent the mourners into an ecstatic mood, as they struggled to shake hands with Nana Addo.


The bodyguards of the 2016 NPP flagbearer had a tough time controlling the crowd when he entered the Methodist Church and tried to greet the sympathizers who were already seated.


The mourners, some of whom were clad in the party’s paraphernalia, boldly showered praises on Nana Addo.


They assured him that the NPP would win the November 7 general election.


Nana Addo, who was overwhelmed by the rousing welcome accorded him by the mourners, raised his hands to acknowledge their cheers.


He was accompanied by Freddie Blay, Acting National Chairman of the NPP; Peter Mac Manu, NPP’s Campaign Manager; Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen; Sammy Awuku and other bigwigs of the party in the region such as Papa Owusu-Ankomah, MP for Sekondi and Joe Ghartey, MP for Essikado-Ketan.


The rest were Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, MP for Takoradi; Joseph Boahene Aidoo, former Western Regional Minister and Joseph Cudjoe, MP, Effia.


Mr Benjamin Kwaw, who until his sudden demise was acting as the Regional Chairman of the party, passed away on Monday, February 8, 2016 after allegedly collapsing during a keep-fit exercise.


He died at the age of 56 and would be buried on April 30, 2016 at his home town in Enchi, according to the family head, Ebusuapanyin Ndebie.


Source: Daily Guide

JB Danquah ‘killer’ charged with murder


The teenager who allegedly killed the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North, Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu, has been officially charged with murder.

I went to steal, not to kill – JB Danquah’s ‘killer’


The suspect arrested for allegedly killing Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North constituency, Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu, has told investigators that he went in the MP’s house to steal but ended up killing him in self-defense.

Woman Killed By Boyfriend For Refusing Him Val's Day Sex

A thirty-year-old man is reported to have  stabbed his girlfriend to death on Valentine’s Day for refusing him sex.


The incident is said to have happened at Suminakese, a town in the Eastern Region, according to


Ebenezer Yaw Darko, also known as ‘Power’, according to the report, went into a fit of rage after his girlfriend, Yaa Nimakoa, 26, refused him sex after reportedly spending money on her.


Ms Nimakoa, who did not die immediately after the stabbing, according to the report, told people who rushed to assist her that Darko, whom she had been dating for five years, attempted raping her when they returned home at about 10pm after an outing.


When she refused, Darko grabbed a knife and stabbed her, the report stated.


Nimakoa died as she was being rushed to the hospital, the report added, noting that her parents had warned her against dating Darko, who, according to them, was “mentally unstable.”


Source: Graphiconline

Woman Attempts To Shoot Barber For Giving Her 'Bad' Cut

The barber, Manny Monterro


A California woman unhappy with her haircut returned to the San Diego salon and tried to shoot her barber, but he escaped unharmed when her gun jammed, police say.


Barber Manny Montero said customer Adrian Blanchce Swain, 29, left 619 Barber Shop happy, having paid for her $20 haircut and leaving another $20 tip. 

But an hour later, Swain returned to complain about the haircut and tried to shoot Montero three times, but the gun didn't fire.


Montero and another barber then tackled the woman, holding her on the ground until authorities arrived.

Barber Joe Cooper, who wasn't at the scene when the incident occurred, said that Swain had come into the shop looking for a haircut similar to Rihanna's Mohawk cut, where the sides are short, but not shaved. 

'Kind of like the Rihanna haircut,' Cooper told ABC. 'Easy haircut to do, to be honest.'


'She's probably just having a bad day. It was more mental with her. But the haircut, it's a very stylish haircut though,' Cooper added. 

Montero claims that Swain returned with a different haircut than the one she left with.

'She came in with you know a bald spot on the side and I'm like, "I didn't do that",' Montero told WPXI.



Barber Chris Tatum, who helped Montero tackle Swain, agreed with his colleague's assessment of the haircut. 

'When she came back in, she did not have the same haircut that she actually left with,' Tatum told WPXI.


Tatum said that police found razors inside Swain's vehicle and that she 'shaved her hair'.


'619 Barber Shop has been in business for 20-plus years here in North Park, we've never had any incident like that,' Tatum later told ABC. 'When she came in she seemed to be a very pleasant young lady.'

'It's by the grace of God we're still here. It could have ended up a whole different way,' he added.


San Diego Police said that Swain's gun was loaded but malfunctioned. She is now facing attempted murder charges.



Source:Daily Mail

Robber In Police Grips 'Dies' And Resurrects While In Morgue



A young man whose body had been deposited at a morgue after being pronounced dead by doctors returned to life Friday February 12, 2016.

The incident occurred at the Bekwai Government Hospital in the Ashanti Region when another fresh corpse was being prepared for the mortuary.

The man in question was one of four persons who robbed a Chinese of thousands of Ghana cedis and were given a chase by some youth of Bosome Freho.

He said the young man was caught while the three others escaped, and given severe beatings until he collapsed. Police intervened and took him to the Bekwai Government Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival and taken to the morgue Friday.

However, on the same day, another body, was brought to the dead room during which the alleged thief began to scream, prompting his immediate release.

Police interrogated him afterwards and he disclosed names of his accomplices in the robbery. He was later whisked on a gurney to the theatre for surgery on the machete wounds to his head following beatings by the mob during the robbery.


Source: Classfmonline

Carpenter, 19, Defiles 9-Yr-Old Girl


Yaw Alavanyo, a carpenter, was on Thursday sentenced to three years imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court for defiling a nine year old girl at Nii Boi Town, Accra.


Alavanyo, who gave his age as 19, will spend his three-year jail term at a Senior Correctional Centre at Mamobi.


This was after the court had found him guilty at the end of the trial on the charge of defilement.


Prosecuting Detective Inspector Judith B. Asante told the Court that the victim’s mother was the complainant in the case.


According to the prosecution, the victim and her mother reside at Nii Boi Town, while the convict also resides in the same area with his stepfather.


The victim and her younger sister go to the convict’s step father house to play with other children when their mother was not around.        


On January 4, this year at about 12:30 pm, the victim and her younger sister went to play in the convict’s step father's house. The convict on seeing the victim gave her GH¢2.00 to go and buy some kenkey for him.


Alavanyo, however, followed the victim in her bid to purchase the kenkey, whilst the victim’s sister was left behind.


On reaching an uncompleted house, the convict covered her mouth and had sexual intercourse with the victim.


After the ordeal, the victim went to sit at the extreme end of the house crying.


Prosecution said one Fati Abubakari saw the victim and she informed her about her ordeal. Madam Fati, therefore, examined the victim and saw blood stains in her pants.


The victim had blood all over her thighs hence she was rushed to the Hospital after a report was made to the Police.