Top 10 Daily Headlines in Ghana for Saturday, 31st July, 2021

Top 10 Daily Headlines in Ghana for Saturday, 31st July, 2021

Top 10 Daily Headlines in Ghana for Saturday, 31st July, 2021. 

1. Collins Dauda charged with causing financial loss to the state in Saglemi Housing deal. Former Water Resources, Works and Housing Minister, Alhaji Collins Dauda, has been charged with causing financial loss to the state in the Saglemi Housing deal. Mr. Dauda, who supervised the initiative at the time the project was approved by Parliament, has also been charged with intentionally misapplying public property. 

2. Ashanti Region records bird flu case. The Ashanti Region is the latest area to have recorded the Avian Influenza disease also known as Bird Flu in the country. Three regions; the Greater Accra, Central and Volta regions, recorded such cases in various farms two weeks ago. According to the Ashanti Regional Veterinary Officer, Dr. Marlon Mensah, the region’s first case was recorded in a poultry farm at Atwima Afrancho in the Atwima Kwanwoma District of the Ashanti region, after samples were taken for testing.

3. Seized rosewood to be used for National Cathedral project – Lands Minister. The government will be using confiscated rosewood for the construction of the National Cathedral. The Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Samuel Abdulai Jinapor, announced that this will begin with the five containers of rosewood impounded at the Tema Port last month. Addressing the media on the latest development, he said the government will be transparent in this process. 

4. Universities’ Senior Staff to strike on August 2 over conditions of service. The Senior Staff Association of Universities of Ghana says its members will embark on strike from August 2, 2021, because of the government’s failure to address concerns raised over their conditions of service. In a statement, it said the government failed to “respect and fulfil the agreements between both parties at different intervals.” Members of the association have been asking for the award of market premiums and non-basic allowances, as well as the finalisation of negotiations of their conditions of service. 

5. Parliament approves Agyebeng as Special Prosecutor. Parliament has unanimously approved the nomination of Kissi Kissi Agyebeng as Special Prosecutor. The President will have to swear him in order to enable him begin work as Ghana’s 2nd Special Prosecutor following the resignation of Martin Amidu. On July 22, Mr Agyebeng received unanimous approval from the Appointments Committee of Parliament following his almost 5-hour vetting. 

6. Minority demands probe into contested COVID test results at KIA. The Minority in Parliament is demanding a probe into claims of fake Covid-19 results for travelers at the Kotoka International Airport. The demand follows the circulation of some viral videos of some travelers contesting the positive COVID-19 results from Frontiers Health Services. Speaking to the media, a Minority Spokesperson on health Kwabena Minta Akandoh asked for a second opinion on the results of the travelers contesting their positive results within a week. 

7. Match-fixing scandal is a slap in the face of the GFA– Randy Abbey. Executive Council member of the Ghana Football Association, Dr. Randy Abbey has described the allegations of match-fixing that bedeviled the final fixtures of the Ghana Premier League as a slap in the face of the Football Association. According to him, the scandal cut short the celebration of the GFA just as it was basking in the glory of successfully ending the league for the first time in 4 years. 

8. Alleged phone thief chops off 4 fingers of owner. A man has lost both his phone and his four fingers to a suspected thief in the Berekum West District of the Bono Region. The victim, identified as Iddrisu Razak’s fingers were chopped off allegedly by a friend he had a confrontation with over phone theft. 

9. Man ends up in prison for hitting wife with stone. A Ghanaian man has booked his ticket to prison after he hit his wife with a stone for confronting him over his infidelity. The man, with no iota of remorse, told Crime Check TV that he had intercourse with 30 women without protection and he got infuriated when his wife had the audacity to confront him. 

10. Stonebwoy joins Shatta Wale to promote Sarkodie’s “No Pressure” album. Ghanaian afro-dancehall star Stonebwoy has joined fellow dancehall musician Shatta Wale to promote Sarkodie’s latest album, “No Pressure.” Sarkodie has finally released “No Pressure” studio album after weeks of massive hype. The 16-track album, which is Sarkodie’s 6th studio project, features top international and local artistes. American rappers; Vic Mensa and Wale, U.K rapper Giggs, South African rapper Cassper Nyovest, Tanzanian singers Harmonize, Nigerian singer Oxlade, and Ghanaian stars; Medikal, Kwesi Arthur and Darkovibes appear on the album

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