Motorcyclists in Ketu South assure of sanity on roads during Yuletide

Aflao (VR),- Motorcyclists in the Ketu South Municipality have assured of their readiness to work with security agencies to ensure sanity on the roads this festive season.

The motorcyclists who admitted that the majority of accidents on the roads were caused by motorbikes, said they would do their best to reduce the loss of precious lives this Christmas period.

They gave the assurance on the sidelines of a sensitisation programme organised by the Aflao District Police Command together with the Ketu Divisional Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) for motorcyclists in the Municipality.

The sensitisation programme meant for players in the transport industry to arrest the carnage on the roads in the area was also held for various executives and members of driver’s unions in the Municipality the previous day.

Per the Ketu Police Division records, the third quarter of 2021 saw 32 fatal accidents within the jurisdiction which claimed 21 lives with 37 others sustaining various degrees of injuries.

Public Relations Officer, Ketu South Motor riders, Mr Kwashie Akorsu said they were not only willing to comply with Road Traffic Regulations but also ready to cooperate with security agencies for sanity on the roads.

“We’ve always been looking forward to this programme. Most of the accidents on our roads especially during festive seasons are caused by motorcyclists and so, we responded to the call from the Police Commander to be here so we can reduce accidents on our roads.

We intend to meet other security agencies like the Ghana Immigration Service and Customs for similar sensitisation programmes to avert any disagreement between us and the security agencies. The meeting will offer them the opportunity to tell us our shortcomings while we also point theirs to them so we can work together.”

“Though a few of our colleagues couldn’t come, we’ll reach out to them with the education we got. My advice is that we should stay away from alcohol and be cautious on the road to avoid accidents this festive period,” a motorcyclist, Mr Kudzo S.K. Gave said.

Superintendent (Supt) of Police Obrako Sarpong Bempah, Aflao District Commander who educated the motorcyclists on common offences such as over speeding, wrongful overtaking and disregard for road signs said the Command and the Division needed them to comport themselves this Yuletide to ensure a reduction in accident cases.

He underscored the need for both riders and drivers to rest when tired to regain their strength and not focus on the sales they would make because driving/riding in that state could cause accidents stressing, they needed to “stay alive for mother Ghana.”

Supt. Bempah charged Police officers “not to be so lenient on the road” this festive period but ensure that non-road worthy vehicles, vehicles with worn-out tyres, defective lighting systems, defective brake systems and other defective mechanical systems that officers could readily see were not allowed to go to reduce accidents to the barest minimum.

Source: Ghana News Agency

MTN FA Cup: 14-year-old JHS graduate Shaibu Issah makes history for Sekondi Hasaacas

A 14-year-old Shaibu Rafique Issah made his Sekondi Hasaacas debut against Bibiani GoldStars in the MTN FA Cup Wednesday afternoon.

The young goalkeeper makes him the club’s youngest player in a competitive game.

Shaibu was exactly 14 years and 159 days old when coach Joseph Agyemang decided to hand the shot-stopper a starting berth in the Round of 64 games.

Visiting GoldStars defeated Hasaacas 1-0 at Sekondi Gyendu Park to progress to the next round of the FA Cup.

Goalkeeper Shaibu Rafique Issah was among the 2021 Basic Education Certificate Examination graduates.

Source: Modern Ghana

Afcon 2021: Which Premier League players will be involved & how long will they be out for?

With the Afcon tournament in Cameroon looming, GOAL compiles the list of players who might be leaving their clubs in the English top-flight to fight for the trophy in the biennial continental competition…

How many Premier League players are going to Afcon?

At least 38 players from 16 Premier League clubs are expected to feature in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations that will run from January 9 to February 6, 2022.

Manchester City

Riyad Mahrez – Algeria


Hakim Ziyech – Morocco

Edouard Mendy – Senegal

Trevoh Chalobah – Sierra Leone


Sadio Mane – Senegal

Mohamed Salah – Egypt

Naby Keita – Guinea


Mohamed Elneny – Egypt

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Gabon

Nicolas Pepe – Ivory Coast

Thomas Partey – Ghana

West Ham United

Said Benhrama – Algeria

Arthur Masuaku – DR Congo

Manchester United

Eric Bailly – Ivory Coast

Amad Diallo – Ivory Coast

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Willy Boly – Ivory Coast

Romain Saiss – Morocco

Leicester City

Daniel Amartey – Ghana

Wilfred Ndidi – Nigeria

Kelechi Iheanacho – Nigeria

Nampalys Mendy – Senegal

Ademola Lookman – Nigeria

Aston Villa

Mahmoud Trezeguet – Egypt

Bertrand Traore – Burkina Faso

Crystal Palace

Wilfried Zaha – Ivory Coast

Jeffrey Schlupp – Ghana

Jordan Ayew – Ghana

Cheikhou Kouyate – Senegal


Frank Onyeka – Nigeria

Yoane Wissa – DR Congo

Brighton & Hove Albion

Yves Bissouma – Mali


Alex Iwobi – Nigeria

Jean-Philippe Gbamin – Ivory Coast


Mohammed Salisu – Ghana

Moussa Djenepo – Mali


William Troost-Ekong – Nigeria

Adam Masina – Morocco

Nicolas N’Koulou – Cameroon

Emmanuel Dennis – Nigeria

Imran Louza – Morocco


Maxwel Cornet – Burnley

Source: Modern Ghana

Collins Dauda $200m Saglemi trial set for January 26

The trial of Alhaji Collins Dauda, a former Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing who doubles as NDC MP for Asutifi South and four others involved in the $200 million Saglemi Housing Project scandal, has been adjourned to January 26, 2022.

The case was adjourned because the court presided over by Justice Elfreda Dankyi had not been sitting the whole week.

There was a notice posted on the door to the courtroom which read: “Criminal Court ‘2’ is not sitting this week. Kindly see the Registrar of the court for an agreed adjourned date. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.”

The parties in the matter subsequently went to the Registrar of the Criminal Division of the court and agreed on January 26, 2022.

The Attorney General’s Department had been ordered by the court at the last sitting to file disclosures as well as witness statements for the trial to pave way for case management conference.

Main Trial

Apart from Alhaji Collins Dauda, Dr. Kwaku Agyemang-Mensah, a former Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing; Alhaji Ziblim Yakubu, Chief Director at the Ministry for Water Resources, Works and Housing when the Saglemi Housing deal was prepared and signed; businessman Andrew Clocanas, Executive Chairman of Construtora OAS Ghana Limited as well as Nouvi Tetteh Angelo, the Chief Executive Officer and owner of Ridge Management Solutions Ghana Limited are all on trial.

They all pleaded not guilty to 52 counts of causing financial loss to the Republic among others when the case was put before the vacation judge.

52 Counts

All the five personalities, per the charge sheet signed by the Director of State Prosecution Mrs. Yvonne Atakora Obuobisa on behalf of the Attorney General, are facing a total of 52 counts of intentionally misapplying public property contrary to Section 1 (2) of the Public Property Protection Act, 1977 (SMCD) 140, willfully causing financial loss to the Republic contrary to Section 179A (3)(a) of the Criminal Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29), issuing false certificate contrary to Sections 1 and 2 of the Government Contracts (Protection) Act, 1979, AFRCD 58 and dishonestly causing loss to public property contrary to Section 2 (1) of the Public Protection Act 1977 (SMCD) 140.

Specific Charges

Collins Dauda alone is facing one count of intentionally misapplying public property contrary to Section 1 (2) of the Public Property Protection Act, 1977 (SMCD) 140.

He is also facing 10 counts of willfully causing financial loss to the Republic contrary to Section 179A (3)(a) of the Criminal Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29) as well as another three counts of issuing false certificate contrary to Sections 1 and 2 of the Government Contracts (Protection) Act, 1979, AFRCD 58.

Collins Dauda and Ziblim Yakubu again are facing another charge of willfully causing financial loss to the Republic contrary to Section 179A (3)(a) of the Criminal Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29).

More Counts

In the case of Kwaku Agyemang-Mensah, he has been charged with two counts of willfully causing financial loss to the Republic contrary to Section 179A (3)(a) of the Criminal Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29), and another two counts of issuing false certificate contrary to Sections 1 and 2 of the Government Contracts (Protection) Act, 1979, AFRCD 58.

Kwaku Agyemang-Mensah has also been charged alongside Ziblim Yakubu with 18 counts of willfully causing financial loss to the Republic contrary to Section 179A (3)(a) of the Criminal Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29).

Furthermore, Ziblim Yakubu alone has been charged with six counts of willfully causing financial loss to the Republic contrary to Section 179A (3)(a) of the Criminal Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29) and three counts of issuing false certificate contrary to Sections 1 and 2 of the Government Contracts (Protection) Act, 1979, AFRCD 58.

In the case of Andrew Clocanas, he has been charged with one count of issuing false certificate contrary to Sections 1 and 2 of the Government Contracts (Protection) Act, 1979, AFRCD 58 and another count of dishonestly causing loss to public property contrary to Section 2 (1) of the Public Protection Act 1977 (SMCD) 140.

Nouvi Tetteh Angelo has been charged with two counts of issuing false certificate contrary to Sections 1 and 2 of the Government Contracts (Protection) Act, 1979, AFRCD 58 and another two counts of dishonestly causing loss to public property contrary to Section 2 (1) of the Public Protection Act 1977 (SMCD) 140.

Interesting Revelation

The state reportedly pumped about $200 million into the Saglemi Housing Project which the Mills/ Mahama administration initiated, but the housing units were never completed even though the funds had allegedly been exhausted before Mr. Mahama and his NDC were defeated in the 2016 general election and left office in early January 2017.

The initial agreement ratified by Parliament was for the construction of 5,000 housing units, but by the time the project was being executed, only 1,502 housing units had been earmarked for construction without recourse to Parliament.

Interestingly, the contract amount of $200 million was spent when even the 1,502 housing units could not fully be completed.

Only 668 were reportedly done, according to investigations compiled and sent to the Attorney General’s Department, and those are not even habitable.

Source: Modern Ghana

Zuberi partners Survey 54 to host the maiden edition of the ‘Building Startups in Ghana’ event

Ghanaian-owned Fintech app, Zuberi, partnered with Survey 54 to host the maiden edition of ‘Building startups in Ghana’ on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, to help Ghanaian entrepreneurs build startups.

According to the organizers, the event created an opportunity for fintech entrepreneurs to access professional recommendations, pitch their business solutions, learn from other founders and co-founders of startups in Ghana, and interact with potential investors.

The event targeted all tech – enthusiasts and entrepreneurs both in Ghana and the diaspora who are interested in building tech start-ups and are looking for investments and partnerships.

In an interview with the CEO of Survey 54, Stephan Eyeson, he mentioned that the event sought to bring together Ghanaians, Africans in diaspora, and other interested global stakeholders looking to start a financial technology solution and other tech endeavors on the continent.

He said the event was organized “to take a deep dive into the success factors required to kickstart a fintech solution in Africa and also enable business founders in the diaspora and in Ghana to get abreast with the Ghanaian tech Eco-system and also motivate some Ghanaian Tech founders with funds for their business.”

Speaking to the Head of Marketing for Zuberi, Afia Gyamera, she added that “At Zuberi, we believe that Ghana is the next market which is going to allow technology startups to scale their products. We created this platform to allow new founders to learn directly from other founders who have built companies from the ground up and have real experiences. The goal is to help new startup founders to avoid making the same mistakes by learning from the experiences of the panelists.

She advised that, as a startup company, it is important to focus on communicating the values of your brand and the core problems your brand is solving so people can get the benefit out of it.

Miss Gyamera also revealed that, after the success of the first edition, there will be other events like this to build the startup ecosystem of Ghana.
The event featured three sessions; Panel Conversations, Pitching sessions, and Meet and mingle sessions. Julian Owusu, CEO of Zuberi moderated the panel conversation session which had tech founders like Stephen Eyeson founder of Survey 54, Samuel Brooksworth, CEO of Remoteli , Mubarak Sumaila, CEO Bezo Money and Nana Addison, Marketing and Brand Expert who shared their successes and challenges in operating businesses in Ghana for participants to gain insightful knowledge from.

During the pitching session hosted by Stephen Eyeson founder of Survey 54, there was a shortlist of about 8 tech entrepreneurs who pitched their business ideas for support from present investors.

Source: Ghana Web

2021 Afcon: Chelsea star Hakim Ziyech left out as Morocco announce squad for tournament

Chelsea forward Hakim Ziyech has not been recalled to Morocco’s squad for the Africa Cup of Nations next month.

The 28-year-old missed all six of his country’s 2022 World Cup qualifiers this year and has not played for the Atlas Lions since a friendly against Burkina Faso in July.

Paris Saint-Germain defender Achraf Hakimi and Wolves centre-back Romain Saiss are included by coach Vahid Halilhodozic.

The other England-based players picked by the Bosnian are Watford pair Adam Masina and Imran Louza and Queens Park Rangers midfielder Ilias Chair.

Morocco are in Group C alongside Ghana, Comoros and Gabon for the tournament in Cameroon, which begins on 9 January and lasts until 6 February.

Ajax defender Noussair Mazraoui is also absent and along with Ziyech his omission comes amidst after reports that the former clubmates have had a falling-out with Halilhodzic.

His availability in the new year will be a boost for Chelsea, who are chasing the Premier League title and take on Tottenham in a two-legged League Cup semi-final either side of an FA Cup first-round tie against non-league Chesterfield on 8 January.

The west London club are also set to play in the Fifa Club World Cup in February.

Comoros also named their squad on Thursday for what will be their first-ever appearance at the Africa Cup of Nations.

The side, ranked 132 in the world, only lost one game in qualification, away to Egypt.

They include veteran defender Nadjim Abodu, who spent a decade at Millwall, and Red Star Belgrade forward El Fardou Ben Mohamed.

Amir Abdou, coach of the Indian Ocean islanders, has drawn heavily on players based in France – with none of the squad playing in Comoros.

Morocco squad for Afcon 2021

Goalkeepers: Yassine Bounou (Sevilla, Spain), Monir El Kajoui, (Hatayspor, Turkey), Anas Zniti (Raja Casablanca, Morocco).

Defenders: Achraf Hakimi (Paris Saint-Germain, France), Sofiane Alakouch (Metz, France), Souffian El Karouani (NEC Nijmegen, Netherlands), Adam Masina (Watford, England), Sofian Chakla (OH Leuven, Belgium), Samy Mmaee (Ferencvaros, Hungary), Romain Saiss (Wolves, England), Nayef Aguerd (Rennes, France).

Midfielders: Aymen Barkok (Eintracht Frankfurt, Germany), Sofyan Amrabat (Fiorentina, Italy), Faycal Fajr (Sivaspor, Turkey), Azzedine Ounahi (Angers, France), Ilias Chair (QPR, England), Imran Louza (Watford, England), Selim Amallah (Standard Liege, Belgium).

Forwards: Munir El Haddadi (Sevilla, Spain), Zakaria Aboukhlal (AZ Alkmaar, Netherlands), Abdessamad Ezzalzouli (Barcelona, Spain), Sofiane Boufal (Angers, France), Ryan Mmaee (Ferencvaros, Hungary), Youssef En-Nesyri (Sevilla, Spain), Ayoub El Kaabi (Hatayspor, Turkey).

Comoros squad for Afcon 2021

Goalkeepers: Salim Ben Boina (Endoume, France) Ali Ahamada (Unattached), Moyadh Ousseni (Frejus, France).

Defenders: Nadjim Abdou (FC Martigues, France), Bendjaloud Youssouf (Chateauroux, France), Abdallah Ali Mohamed (Stade Lausanne, Switzerland) Kassim Mdahoma (US Avranches, France), Younn Zahary (SO Cholet, France), Chaker Alhadhur (Ajaccio, France), Mohamed Youssouf (Ajaccio, France), Kassim Abdallah (Marignane Gignac, France).

Midfielders: Fouad Bachirou (Omonia Nicosia, Cyprus), Youssouf M’Changama (Guingamp, France), Yacine Bourhane (Go Ahead Eagles, Netherlands), Nakibou Aboubakari (FC Sete 34, France), Iyad Mohamed (Auxerre, France), Rafidine Abdullah (Stade Lausanne, Switzerland).

Forwards: Faiz Selemani (KV Kortrijk, Belgium), Mohamed El Fardou (Red Star Belgrade, Serbia), Nasser Chamed (Gaz Metan Medias, Romania), Ahmed Mogni (FC Annecy, France), Faiz Mattoir (SO Cholet, France), Ali M’Madi (SAS Epinal, France), Said Bakari (RKC Waalwijk, Netherlands), Moussa Djoumoi (AS Saint-Priest, France), Mohamed M’Changama (FC Nouadhibou, Mauritania).

Source: Modern Ghana

Ekow Amoasi writes: Thank you Milovan Rajevac for the Black Stars provisional squad but ‘uncompetitive’ Philemon Baffour didn’t merit a place and must not make the cut to Cameroon

For the first time in many months, Ghanaians welcomed the Black Stars provisional squad for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations [Afcon] despite some notable exclusions.

Prior to the announcement of the provisional squad on Tuesday, several portals reported that Philemon Baffour has been again named in Milovan Rajevac’s squad. I was astonished. This is a player who has been invited multiple times but has failed to feature for the country.

To be fair, it is always exciting to see our local players rocking shoulders with foreign-based players for a slot in the senior national team. In the past and all the four Afcon trophies won was won by mostly local players.

Again, I read that David Abagna has been handed a call up to the Black Stars. On social media, sports journalists and the ordinary Ghanaian welcomed the news with many uploading highlights of his games played so far in the season.

Abagna undoubtedly has been a livewire for Real Tamale United in the ongoing season. Scoring six goals for the Premier League returnees indeed proves that he is doing something remarkable for the Northerners.

Maxwell Abbey-Quaye of Great Olympics also earned a maiden call up ahead of the tournament which came as a big surprise to me and many Ghanaians as well but the young and exciting forward’s inclusion has been massively welcomed by football fans. Following Gladson Awako’s departure to Hearts of Oak, football enthusiasts predicted that the Wonder Club will struggle but Abbey Quaye has been the kingpin for the club, scoring the first hattrick of the 2021/22 season in their opener against Accra Lions. The youngster since then has kept his performance on the high.

Before his call up, Alhaji Grusah, who is the bankroller of King Faisal said Abbey Quaye together with Zubairu Ibrahim merit a place in the Black Stars ahead of the Afcon.

“Great Olympics have a good striker [Maxwell Abbey-Quaye], King Faisal too have a good striker [Zubairu Ibrahim],” Grusah told TV3’s GPLXpress.

“No player in the current Black Stars have got pace than Zubairu Ibrahim. Just look at his second goal against Asante Kotoko, he’s an intelligent player and deserves to be with the Black Stars at the Afcon,” Gruzah stated.

The inclusion of Richard Attah and Abdul Fatawu Issahaku again, have been massively applauded. Attah is yet to feature for the Black Stars but any follower of the Ghana Premier League witnessed his prowess for Hearts of Oak and played a vital role in their treble-winning last season.

Fatawu Issahaku having won the CAF U-20 Championship trophy and the best player of the tournament in Mauritania has been on a blazing form. Having joined Dreams FC on loan from Steadfast FC, the 18-year-old has been a real force for the Still Believe lads. After making his Black Stars debut against Zimbabwe at the Cape Coast during the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers, Issahaku was lauded and praised for his bravery. In the game against Ethiopia at the Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg in South Africa, Issahaku was introduced in the second half and Ghanaians saw his impact despite being held to a 1-1 drawn game.

However, the consistent inclusion of Philemon Baffour in the Black Stars squad is gradually becoming a norm but always gets Ghanaian outraged. His impact at the Black Stars has been completely zero. This is a player who was invited by CK Akonnor for the Afcon 2021 qualifiers against South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe. Clearly, there were agitations but many suppressed their true feelings about the decision mostly because they deemed it a reward for the U-20 win; never mind that he was not one of the best players at the competition.

I must highlight that this is not a personal attack on Philemon Baffour. This is not an attempt to deride a young footballer who has clearly got a future ahead of him but his constant and consistent inclusion is a worry for every true follower of the Black Stars.

He was not expected to play against South Africa as Ghana needed all of its strongest arsenals to secure the Afcon slot. But by the time Ghana hosted Sao Tome, the Black Stars’ ticket to Cameroon was booked. Akonnor tried a few fringe players but Baffour was never given a run-in.

Akonnor handed him another call-up for the friendlies against Morocco and Cote d’Ivoire. Surely, he must play at least a few minutes of one of these games, right? Wrong. He was not featured.

When Baffour was named a 3rd time for World Cup qualifiers against Ethiopia and South Africa, Ghanaians were shocked because this is a player who has featured in any of his call-ups but he still managed to make the cut.

Andy Yiadom, having played the matchday one game against Ethiopia failed to travel to South Africa due to Covid-19 restriction. Baffour who was part of the team was dropped again and Hearts of Oak captain, Fatawu Mohammed, who was later called with two days for the game to be played was named in Black Stars starting line-up against the Bafana Bafana and played the entire 90 minutes.

That was supposed to be Baffour’s due date. Having been back-up for so long, Yiadom’s absence provided a clear pathway into the starting position; a chance to finally get some minutes. But Akonnor did not believe that much in the 21-year-old, and instead, started Mohammed, the backup to the backup.

But the question is if Baffour was fit and cut for the job, why was he not handed a starting place having trained with the team ahead of the games against Ethiopia and South Africa?.

Every team wants a proper competition to be able to compete for laurels. Baffour as it stands is a direct replacement for Andy Yiadom who is the first choice right-back. It clearly indicates that Yiadom, knowing that Baffour cannot give him a proper competition will relax and choose to give his best knowing that he is the first choice. This also indicates that Baffour is not the best backup option at right-back for the Black Stars at the moment.

Baffour looks decent and calm anytime he plays for Dreams FC in the Ghana Premier League. However, this is a player who was part of the U-20 team that won the trophy but his performance was questioned despite the Black Satellites winning the ultimate.

Remember he was handed a call up for the doubleheader against Zimbabwe during the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers. Surprisingly, Daniel Amartey, who is a centre back was deployed as a right in both games after Yiadom failed to show up due to an injury. Again, Baffour was unused.

“I took over the team a few days to the doubleheader against Zimbabwe, and I had to go with players I knew better. That’s why I opted for Daniel Amartey,” Rajevac said after the game against Zimbabwe at the Cape Coast Stadium.

“In that situation, we had to win, and could not afford to make mistakes, so I went for Amartey because I know him better.

“Philemon was part of the Ghana team that won the U-20 AFCON, and he has quality. It is important for young players to take their chance when they get it, and for Philemon, I’m sure his chance will come,” he concluded.

For Milovan to say Baffour chance will come, that is the obvious truth but clearly, the Afcon is not the place to give Baffour the chance to prove his worth knowing what is at stake for the Black Stars.

I was happy when Milovan Rajevac said his provisional squad was not interfered with by anyone.

“Nobody interfered with my selection. This is a squad that I decided with my assistants,” Rajevac said on Tuesday when he announced his 30-man provisional squad.

It is quite clear Ghana has issues at right-back and at the moment but Baffour is not the solution or as a backup. Jonathan Mensah who plays in the Major League Soccer [MLS] has been invited to the Black Stars. Harrison Afful at age 35 is still playing like a young boy and has signed a two year deal for Charlotte FC after seven seasons with Columbus Crew. If Jonathan Mensah makes the cut, why not Harrison Afful who has the rich experience of playing for the Black Stars? I cannot recollect or Ghanaian I bet cannot recollect the last time Afful had a bad game playing for the Black Stars.

Baffour undoubtedly can be a real force for the national team in the future but at the moment, he does not merit a call-up or does not deserve to make the 30-man provisional squad.

In times like this, every Ghanaian will stay positive because there is a tournament just around the corner but I honestly believe Philemon Baffour must not make the cut to Cameroon.

The Black Stars need the support of the citizens but the Black Stars also need quality to win the trophy but that quality is not Philemon Baffour. He has not given the team any competitive advantage and must not make the cut to Cameroon.

Source: Modern Ghana

NHC condemns fighting in Parliament

Kumasi,– The National House of Chiefs has condemned the recent fight among members of parliament over the electronic transaction tax proposed in the 2022 national budget.

Ogyeahohuo Yaw Gyebi II, President of the House said the disgraceful incident was a taint on the country’s democratic dispensation.

Addressing the end-of-year meeting of the House in Kumasi, he called on the members of parliament to resort to dialogue and engagement to arrive at a consensus on issues of national interest.

The equal numerical strength in the eighth parliament indicated that Ghanaians wanted the country’s legislators to work together, he stated.

Ogyeahohuo Yaw Gyebi indicated that Ghanaians were particularly concerned about the matters arising in the chamber after the presentation of the 2022 budget statement by the government.

Again the economic statement of government to parliament was also of great importance to the citizenry.

Its discussions should therefore be of utmost importance to the people’s representative and not to turn the issue into a political game and personal fight.

Ogyeahohuo Yaw Gyebi said it was always important for members of parliament to exercise restraint and be patient with each other in the discussion of issues in the chamber.

The President, on behalf of the NHC, advised Parliamentarians not to allow this to happen again since it undermined their positions as honourable members.

Additionally, Ogyeahohuo Yaw Gyebi condemned the alleged chieftaincy-related conflict that had arisen in Asamankese in the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional area.

He called on the feuding parties to use the due process of the law to resolve their differences to prevent further loss of lives.

Ogyeahohuo Yaw Gyebi, who is also the paramount chief of Sehwi-Anwhiaso traditional area, further urged the public to take precautionary measures against bush fires in this dry season.

He called on hunters, farmers, charcoal burners, and palm wine tappers to be careful in the handling of fire.

He also called on the Inspector General of Police to beef-up security during the Christmas festivities to protect life and property.

Ogyeahohuo Yaw Gyebi further called on drivers to be very careful and drive responsibly by adhering to all road traffic regulations to help reduce the incidence of road crashes in the country.

He again reminded Ghanaians of the existence of the global pandemic of COVID – 19 which was still posing threat to public health and asked people to be cautious and keep all the protocols to stay safe.

The public should also endeavour to go for the vaccination to protect their lives and that of their families.

Source: Ghana News Agency