Odomase Queen-mother donates sanitary pads, urges girls to ‘stay way’ from boys


Nana Yaa Adanse Poduo II, the Paramount Queen-Mother of the Odomase Number One Traditional Area in the Sunyani West Municipality, has entreated girls to ‘stay away’ from boys to escape the temptation of engaging in premarital and sexual perversions.

She emphasised that pre-marital and sexual perversion could only ruin their future and advised girls to concentrate on their studies.

Nana Poduo II gave the advice when she presented boxes of sanitary pads to the form three girls of the Odomase Municipal Assembly and the Presbyterian Basic Schools at Odomase, the municipal capital.

She said early or unprotected sexual behaviours would not only make girls pregnant, but also expose them to sexually transmitted infections, which would affect their health as well.

Sexual intercourse, the queen-mother explained, remained a reserve for the married, saying, pre-marital sex had ruined the lives of many talented and promising girls in the area.

‘There are several young girls like you who failed to heed advice, but the
y have now regretted it,’ Nana Poduo II indicated, and advised the boys against alcoholism and substance abuse, which would put their health in danger.

Mrs Mavis Afowaa, the Headmistress of the Odomase Presbyterian Basic School, expressed appreciation to the queen-mother for the gesture and appealed for more support towards the renovation of the classrooms.

She said virtually all the roofing of the classroom blocks had leakages, saying the school authorities were always left with no option but to close the school during rainy seasons.

Besides, Mrs Afowaa said because the school had not seen any major renovation, the classroom blocks had developed cracks which threatened the lives of the pupils and students.

At the M/A Basic School, Mr Abraham Kwasi Yeboah, the Acting Headmaster, also thanked the queen-mother for the pads, and appealed for support towards the on-going construction of a female urinal for the teachers.

On behalf of the Odomase Number One Traditional Council, the Paramount Queen-mother pledg
ed to support the project with 30 bags of cement.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Odomase Queen-mother donates sanitary pads, urges girls to ‘stay way’ from boys


Nana Yaa Adanse Poduo II, the Paramount Queen-Mother of the Odomase Number One Traditional Area in the Sunyani West Municipality, has entreated girls to ‘stay away’ from boys to escape the temptation of engaging in premarital and sexual perversions.

She emphasised that pre-marital and sexual perversion could only ruin their future and advised girls to concentrate on their studies.

Nana Poduo II gave the advice when she presented boxes of sanitary pads to the form three girls of the Odomase Municipal Assembly and the Presbyterian Basic Schools at Odomase, the municipal capital.

She said early or unprotected sexual behaviours would not only make girls pregnant, but also expose them to sexually transmitted infections, which would affect their health as well.

Sexual intercourse, the queen-mother explained, remained a reserve for the married, saying, pre-marital sex had ruined the lives of many talented and promising girls in the area.

‘There are several young girls like you who failed to heed advice, but the
y have now regretted it,’ Nana Poduo II indicated, and advised the boys against alcoholism and substance abuse, which would put their health in danger.

Mrs Mavis Afowaa, the Headmistress of the Odomase Presbyterian Basic School, expressed appreciation to the queen-mother for the gesture and appealed for more support towards the renovation of the classrooms.

She said virtually all the roofing of the classroom blocks had leakages, saying the school authorities were always left with no option but to close the school during rainy seasons.

Besides, Mrs Afowaa said because the school had not seen any major renovation, the classroom blocks had developed cracks which threatened the lives of the pupils and students.

At the M/A Basic School, Mr Abraham Kwasi Yeboah, the Acting Headmaster, also thanked the queen-mother for the pads, and appealed for support towards the on-going construction of a female urinal for the teachers.

On behalf of the Odomase Number One Traditional Council, the Paramount Queen-mother pledg
ed to support the project with 30 bags of cement.

Source: Ghana News Agency

I will continue to pray for you till the elections day – Asantehene assures Bawumia

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has assured the Vice President and Flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, of his unflinching spiritual support as he journeys towards the presidency.

The king, who described the vice president as his humble son, said he would continue to pray for him till the elections.

The Asantehene gave the assurance when the vice president and his entourage paid a courtesy call on him at the Manhyia Palace on Wednesday as part of his 3-day tour to the Ashanti Region.

“You have always been a humble son, power has not changed you at all, continue to be humble and serve. I am assuring you of my spiritual intervention for you till the day of the elections,” the Asantehene assured.

The vice president received a rousing welcome in the Ashanti Region as he wrapped his campaign tour to the 16 regions.

Source: Ghana Web

I will continue to pray for you till the elections day – Asantehene assures Bawumia

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has assured the Vice President and Flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, of his unflinching spiritual support as he journeys towards the presidency.

The king, who described the vice president as his humble son, said he would continue to pray for him till the elections.

The Asantehene gave the assurance when the vice president and his entourage paid a courtesy call on him at the Manhyia Palace on Wednesday as part of his 3-day tour to the Ashanti Region.

“You have always been a humble son, power has not changed you at all, continue to be humble and serve. I am assuring you of my spiritual intervention for you till the day of the elections,” the Asantehene assured.

The vice president received a rousing welcome in the Ashanti Region as he wrapped his campaign tour to the 16 regions.

Source: Ghana Web

Ato Forson Ambulance Trial: I requested meetings with Attorney-General – Richard Jakpa

Businessman Richard Jakpa, the third accused in the ongoing ambulance trial involving Minority Leader Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson, has reportedly stated that he met with the Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Godfred Dame, four times to discuss the case.

According to a report by thelawplatform.online, Jakpa, during cross-examination by the lead counsel of Dr. Ato Forson, Dr. Aziz Bamba on Thursday, June 13, 2024, told the court that he requested these meetings with Godfred Dame.

The report indicated that the third accused told the court that the Attorney granted him his request and one of the meetings was arranged by Justice Yonny Kulendi, a justice of the Supreme Court.

He mentioned that the purpose of the meeting was to allow him to explain the “whole story” to Dame to demonstrate why the charges against him were unfounded.

He added that he got his wish and was able to tell the Attorney General the entire story.

Jakpa also provided details of the meeting that took place in the presence of Justice Yo
nny Kulendi to the court.

The businessman also indicated that the state had no case against the defendants because the 200 ambulances at the heart of the trial are not defective as asserted, adding that the case was based on witch-hunting and political point-scoring.

He alleged that the Attorney urged him to cooperate in having Dr. Forson jailed so that his parliamentary seat would be declared vacant for a by-election.

Meanwhile, the court, during the proceedings on Thursday, admitted into evidence the leaked phone conversation between Attorney General Godfred Dame and Richard Jakpa.

The court set Thursday, June 13, 2024, to rule on the admissibility of an audio recording, where the Attorney General is heard allegedly coercing Richard Jakpa to testify in a certain manner.

The presiding judge, Justice Afia Serwah Asare-Botwe, delivering her ruling on Thursday, stated that the reasons she gave for admitting the recording during the mistrial application on June 6, 2024, still apply.

Justice Asare-Botwe not
ed that, in the interest of fairness, the pen drive containing the recording has been admitted, as it would have been if presented by the prosecution.

Source: Ghana Web

Ato Forson Ambulance Trial: I requested meetings with Attorney-General – Richard Jakpa

Businessman Richard Jakpa, the third accused in the ongoing ambulance trial involving Minority Leader Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson, has reportedly stated that he met with the Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Godfred Dame, four times to discuss the case.

According to a report by thelawplatform.online, Jakpa, during cross-examination by the lead counsel of Dr. Ato Forson, Dr. Aziz Bamba on Thursday, June 13, 2024, told the court that he requested these meetings with Godfred Dame.

The report indicated that the third accused told the court that the Attorney granted him his request and one of the meetings was arranged by Justice Yonny Kulendi, a justice of the Supreme Court.

He mentioned that the purpose of the meeting was to allow him to explain the “whole story” to Dame to demonstrate why the charges against him were unfounded.

He added that he got his wish and was able to tell the Attorney General the entire story.

Jakpa also provided details of the meeting that took place in the presence of Justice Yo
nny Kulendi to the court.

The businessman also indicated that the state had no case against the defendants because the 200 ambulances at the heart of the trial are not defective as asserted, adding that the case was based on witch-hunting and political point-scoring.

He alleged that the Attorney urged him to cooperate in having Dr. Forson jailed so that his parliamentary seat would be declared vacant for a by-election.

Meanwhile, the court, during the proceedings on Thursday, admitted into evidence the leaked phone conversation between Attorney General Godfred Dame and Richard Jakpa.

The court set Thursday, June 13, 2024, to rule on the admissibility of an audio recording, where the Attorney General is heard allegedly coercing Richard Jakpa to testify in a certain manner.

The presiding judge, Justice Afia Serwah Asare-Botwe, delivering her ruling on Thursday, stated that the reasons she gave for admitting the recording during the mistrial application on June 6, 2024, still apply.

Justice Asare-Botwe not
ed that, in the interest of fairness, the pen drive containing the recording has been admitted, as it would have been if presented by the prosecution.

Source: Ghana Web

Justice Srem-Sai pokes holes in Bawumia’s promise to restore chiefs’ summoning power

Renowned private legal practitioner and law lecturer, Dr. Justice Srem-Sai, has criticized the Flagbearer of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, over his promise to amend the Chieftaincy Act to restore the power of chiefs to summon people to their palaces.

In a Facebook post on June 12, 2024, Srem-Sai pointed out that the vice president’s promise is problematic because the part of the Chieftaincy Act that granted chiefs the power to summon people to their palaces, Section 63(d), was declared unconstitutional.

He explained that once the Supreme Court has ruled it is unconstitutional, even the Parliament of Ghana cannot reinstate it, unless the constitution itself is amended or overthrown.

Srem-Sai stated, “A thing is unconstitutional if it offends a principle in the Constitution. So, when the Supreme Court declares something unconstitutional, the thing becomes void; meaning the thing has ceased to exist – as if it never existed in the first place. That’s the first poin
t.

“The second point: when a thing is declared unconstitutional, not even Parliament could, through ordinary legislation, bring such a thing back to life. The reason: Parliament and its laws, too, are under the Constitution. The ways to bring such a thing back to life are to (a) amend the Constitution itself, or (b) overthrow it.’

The Supreme Court had declared Section 63(d) of the Chieftaincy Act unconstitutional in July 2011, which imposed jail terms for those who refused to attend a chief’s summons.

A former paramount chief had petitioned the Supreme Court to make this declaration.

Dr. Bawumia had announced at the Western Regional House of Chiefs on May 2, 2024, that his government would amend the Chieftaincy Act to restore some powers to traditional leaders.

He believed this would enhance the Chieftaincy institution and alleviate local disputes in the courts.

However, Srem-Sai argued that Dr. Bawumia’s proposal is legally problematic as it does not involve amending the Constitution or overthrowing i
t, which are the only ways to reinstate an unconstitutional provision.

Source: Ghana Web

Justice Srem-Sai pokes holes in Bawumia’s promise to restore chiefs’ summoning power

Renowned private legal practitioner and law lecturer, Dr. Justice Srem-Sai, has criticized the Flagbearer of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, over his promise to amend the Chieftaincy Act to restore the power of chiefs to summon people to their palaces.

In a Facebook post on June 12, 2024, Srem-Sai pointed out that the vice president’s promise is problematic because the part of the Chieftaincy Act that granted chiefs the power to summon people to their palaces, Section 63(d), was declared unconstitutional.

He explained that once the Supreme Court has ruled it is unconstitutional, even the Parliament of Ghana cannot reinstate it, unless the constitution itself is amended or overthrown.

Srem-Sai stated, “A thing is unconstitutional if it offends a principle in the Constitution. So, when the Supreme Court declares something unconstitutional, the thing becomes void; meaning the thing has ceased to exist – as if it never existed in the first place. That’s the first poin
t.

“The second point: when a thing is declared unconstitutional, not even Parliament could, through ordinary legislation, bring such a thing back to life. The reason: Parliament and its laws, too, are under the Constitution. The ways to bring such a thing back to life are to (a) amend the Constitution itself, or (b) overthrow it.’

The Supreme Court had declared Section 63(d) of the Chieftaincy Act unconstitutional in July 2011, which imposed jail terms for those who refused to attend a chief’s summons.

A former paramount chief had petitioned the Supreme Court to make this declaration.

Dr. Bawumia had announced at the Western Regional House of Chiefs on May 2, 2024, that his government would amend the Chieftaincy Act to restore some powers to traditional leaders.

He believed this would enhance the Chieftaincy institution and alleviate local disputes in the courts.

However, Srem-Sai argued that Dr. Bawumia’s proposal is legally problematic as it does not involve amending the Constitution or overthrowing i
t, which are the only ways to reinstate an unconstitutional provision.

Source: Ghana Web