Jesus Ahoufe’s prophecy case adjourned to January 4, 2022

Accra,- An Accra Circuit Court has adjourned to January 4, 2022, the case of Bishop Stephen Kwasi Appiah, also known as Jesus Ahoufe, the Founder of Newlife Kingdom Chapel.

He allegedly prophesied that dancehall musician, Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr., also known as Shatta Wale, would be shot and killed on October 18, this year.

Meanwhile prosecution has been ordered to file its disclosures and witness statements for a case management conference.

The accused had earlier been granted bail in the sum of GH¢100,000 bail with three sureties, all should be gainfully employed.

The sureties are also to deposit their Ghana Cards at the Court Registry.

Bishop Appiah is to report to the police twice a week – Mondays and Thursdays. He has denied the charge of causing fear and panic.

Prosecution has been led by Chief Inspector Dennis Terkpetey, while Martin Kpebu represented Bishop Appiah.

The Bishop was arrested on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at the premises of Accra FM, three weeks after his prophecy of death over Shatta Wale.

Shatta Wale, who was arrested for faking a shooting incident, said in a Facebook post that his action was necessitated by the prophecy.

Source: Ghana News Agency

75 per cent of people with eye diseases risk going blind – Optometrist

Tema,— The Ghana Optometric Association (GOA) says about 75 per cent of persons with eye diseases risk going blind if treatment is not started early.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Dr Remi Ninkpe, the President of GOA, said those diseases centered around three major area; Cataract, Glaucoma, and Refractive errors.

He said this at the launch of “My Eye! My Vision!” collaborative campaign of the Association and the Ghana News Agency (GNA) to draw attention to vision health.

The initiative seeks to challenge the public and policymakers to focus on vision as a health issue, which forms a critical component of human wellbeing but often neglected.

DSP Ninkpe said cataracts contributed to about 54.8 per cent of all blindness in Ghana though it could easily be corrected within 30 minutes of surgery without hospitalisation.

Glaucoma also accounted for 20 per cent of all blindness, he said, as it was an irreversible eye disease that could lead to blindness if not detected early.

It is an eye disease that does not cause pain and gradually blinds a person if not treated early.

It could also be genetically transferred, therefore, the need for people to get an eye test at least once a year.

Dr Ninkpe said Refractive errors accounted for 44.4 per cent of blindness across all ages and could lead to low vision if not corrected and that 89.9 per cent of Ghanaians with eye problems were running into low vision.

Mr Francis Ameyibor, Tema Regional Manager of GNA, said World Health Organisation data shows that almost one billion people worldwide have preventable vision impairment but most of these go unaddressed.

“Vision impairment could hamper several activities of a person’s life. From daily chores to community interaction and work opportunities…,” he said.

He said the collaboration would serve as a major platform to educate the public on vision health and provide an avenue for the Association to reach out to the world.

“The GNA will monitor and track reactions from the public to serve as feedback to GOA to ensure that our broad objectives are achieved,” Mr Ameyibor said.

The launch was chaired by Reverend Emmanuel Kwesi Ofori, the Minister in Charge of Central Assemblies of God Church, Tema Community Four, and also a Government Appointee of the Tema Metropolitan Assembly.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Government urged to be sensitive to youth employment needs

Cape Coast,— Youth in Cape Coast have appealed to the government to be sensitive to their employment needs in 2022 and beyond to secure them a future where they can contribute meaningfully to national development.

In an interview with the Ghana News Agency on their expectations from government, Mr Kofi Akuoku Ansah, an Engineer, said it was necessary to secure good jobs for deserving youth to limit crime in the country.

Government’s policies should be geared towards ensuring that the Ghanaian youth got fully employed and most importantly, were fulfilled.

Ms Anastasia Blankson, a trader, said some young people resorted to stealing or got involved in social vices because they were jobless and hopeless.

“I am not supporting what they do, but they simply are left with no choice. They have become a burden on their families and they do what they do because they have to survive.”

“We have a life to live…, entrepreneurship is good but we need a push to make it work,” she said.

Mr Isaiah Quarmyne, a teacher, urged government to consider increasing wages and salaries of teachers.

“Teachers are vital parts of the national development agenda and must be treated well. Unfortunately they have a poor salary structure, which must be looked at,” he said.

Mr Quarmyne said youth unemployment was a canker that needed to be wiped out, urging government to work assiduously to provide jobs for the people.

Ms Ernestina Attiah, a student, said she expected government to put in policies and measures to make 2022 a profitable year for all.

She said Ghana had potentials, especially in the youth, which must be harnessed to enable them contribute to national development.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Let us acknowledge the roles of NGOs in society—Obuasi East DCE

Obuasi (Ash),– Madam Faustina Amissah, the District Chief Executive for Obuasi East, has stressed the need for Ghanaians to acknowledge the contributions of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to helping the less privileged in the society.

She said but for the volunteerism and love by these NGOs and their sponsors, many poor people, less privileged, deprived and vulnerable in society, would have found it very difficult to stay alive in society.

Madam Amissah made the commendation when she joined the Mama Love Foundation, a charitable organization at Obuasi, to organize a dinner party for girls, who are undergoing various forms of vocational training under the sponsorship of the Foundation.

She lauded the Mama Love Foundation for giving hope to the many less privileged and poor girls in the Obuasi and its environs to acquire employable skills to fend for themselves and contribute to the development of the country.

Madam Amissah appealed to the beneficiaries to take their training seriously and be disciplined in the pursuit of economic empowerment.

Meanwhile, the Mama Love Foundation under its ‘lend a hand, give a can: sharing is caring’ programme presented packed foods and drinks to about 1,000 vulnerable people in some parts of Obuasi.

The food was to help them take part in the Christmas festivities.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Royalhouse chapel fetes orphans on Christmas

Seven Orphanages and Homes felt the true meaning of the goodwill associated with Christmas when the Royalhouse Chapel International supported them with provisions and other necessaries.

Various teams from the church presented assorted items comprising drinks, biscuits, bags of rice, gallons of cooking oil, and various cash amounts, etc, to the orphanages to make their Christmas celebrations a joyous one.

Representatives of the teams extended festive greetings from the Apostle General, Most Rev. Sam Korankye Ankrah.

Sharing a word of encouragement to them, Rev. Mrs. Ankrah, said that the joy and essence of Christmas is to share with the needy and the marginalized in society. Referencing John 9: 1-3, she added that their present circumstance is only an avenue for God to manifest His power and glory through them if only they would hold on to Him.”

The beneficiaries also expressed gratitude to the Apostle General and Royalhouse Chapel for their show of compassion.

Source: Ghana Web

Army Ladies FC have named Ayinbire Norbert aka Manager Elegant as their new head coach

The young Industrious Tactician, was contacted by Army Ladies on Monday immediately after their Humbling defeat to Berry Ladies FC. He then emerged as the Camouflage Ladies first and unanimous choice for the position. Elegant, who has previously managed Walewale Catholic Stars FC and Immigration Ladies FC, immediate task will be to pull Army Ladies FC away from the bottom of the table.

In a statement after being appointed, Elegant said: “It has been a whirlwind few days, but I’m really enthused to be working for Army Ladies FC in the Premier League”.

“Clearly, there has been some wonderful work that has gone into this football club over the last few seasons. It is now the job of myself and the technical team to continue and improve on that work with the ultimate aim of surviving in the Women Premier League”.

“Army Ladies is a big club, with a vociferous hardcore supporters who are full of Morale. I’ve always worked to improve and develop players – with that obviously comes improved performances. I was really impressed with the idea, structure and vision that is already in place at the club”.

“There are huge challenges ahead, but we are high-spirited and determined to see how far we can continue to grow as a club on and off the pitch.”

Army Ladies FC sit bottom of the Ghana Women Premier League after losing their opening 2 Matches whilst conceding 8 goals in the process.

Source: Modern Ghana

2021 Afcon: Guinea-Bissau releases squad for tournament

Guinea-Bissau boss Baciro Cande has named a 24-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations, with half of his selection based in Portugal.

Porto defender Nanu, Stade de Reims midfielder Moreto Cassama and Alfa Semedo of Vitoria Guimaraes are all included.

Alloa Athletic defender Fernandy Mendy and Plymouth Argyle midfielder Panutche Camara are the only two British-based players in the squad.

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Jonas Mendes and forwards Piqueti and Fredric Mendy are in line to feature for the Djurtus at a third successive Nations Cup.

Guinea-Bissau have been drawn in Group D alongside seven-time winners Egypt, three-time champions Nigeria and Sudan, who lifted the trophy in 1970.

Cande is looking to lead the west African nation past the group stage for the first time.

The tournament, in Cameroon, kicks off on 9 January, with Guinea-Bissau facing Sudan in their first game two days later.

Guinea-Bissau squad for Afcon 2021

Goalkeepers: Jonas Mendes (Beira Mar, Portugal), Maurice Gomis (Ayia Napa FC, Cyprus), Manuel Mama Samba Balde (Vizela, Portugal).

Defenders: Nanu (FC Porto, Portugal), Fali Cande (Portimonense, Portugal), Sori Mane (Moreirense, Portugal), Leonel Ucha (Marinhense, Portugal), Simao Junior (Vilafranquense, Portugal), Opa Sangatte (Chateauroux, France), Jefferson Encada (Leixoes, Portugal), Fernandy Mendy (Alloa Athletic, Scotland).

Midfielders: Pele (AS Monaco, France), Bura (Farense, Portugal), Joao Jaquite (Vilafranquense, Portugal), Moreto Cassama (Stade de Reims, France), Alfa Semedo (Vitoria Guimaraes, Portugal), Panutche Camara (Plymouth Argyle, England).

Forwards: Mama Balde (Troyes, France), Piqueti (Al Shoulla, Saudi Arabia), Jorginho (Wisla Plock, Poland), Mauro Rodrigues (Sion, Switzerland), Joseph Mendes (Niort, France), Steve Ambri (Sochaux, France), Frederic Mendy (Vitoria Setubal, Portugal).

Source: Modern Ghana

Court remands three SHS students involved in alleged killing of bolt driver

Sekondi,- The three Senior High School (SHS) students, who were arrested over the burning to death of a Bolt driver at Sekondi, have been charged and remanded into Police custody by a Sekondi District Court.

They are Patrick Baidoo, 18, Joseph Lord Nii Adjei Oninku, 17 and Adolf Eshun, 18 years.

The first accused person, Adolf Eshun, was charged with abetment of crime to wit robbery.

The other two, Patrick Baidoo and Joseph Lord Nii Adjei Oninku, were slapped with four charges of conspiracy to commit crime, attempted robbery, causing unlawful damage and murder as well as attempt to commit crime to wit robbery.

They would re-appear in court on Tuesday, January 14, 2022.

Police Inspector Jennifer Acheampong, the prosecutor, told the court presided over by Mrs Catherine Obiri Addo that on Wednesday, December 22, Eshun ordered a Bolt for Baidoo and Oninku.

She said it later emerged that the two burnt the driver, who was identified as AB1 Okyere Boateng, a Naval Officer.

She said they poured petrol on the deceased and set him ablaze when he refused to hand over the car key to them.

Inspector Acheampong said the driver sustained burns on his face and several parts of his body and later died at the 37 Military Hospital.

She said the suspects confessed to committing the crime after their arrest.

Source: Ghana News Agency