Kuntanase (Ash), Jan 16, GNA – Fire has destroyed property in four communities at Bosomtwe over the past two weeks, Mr Raphael Anane, the District Coordinator of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), has said.
He named the communities as Aduaden, Pramso, Behenase and Kuntanasen and items gutted included two houses, a 15-acre palm plantation and personal effects such as clothing, fridges, t television sets, furniture and domestic animals.
Mr Anane said the cause of the fire was yet to be determined and that but for the swift response of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), cocoa stocked in a shed at Kuntanase would have been completely burned when the shed caught fire.
Mampong (Ash), Jan 16, GNA – The Kumasi-Kejetia branch of Opportunity International Savings and Loans Limited, a micro-finance company has donated assorted items estimated at more than GH¢1,300.00 to the Asante-Mampong Babies Home.
The items included washing powder, bags of rice and sugar, cartons of key bar soap, edible oil, baby diapers, toys and toilet rolls.
Mr Peter Bediako-Puni, the Branch Manager, said this was their contribution towards efforts at helping to provide for the needs of the children and promised to make regular visits to the Home.
Ajumako (C/R), Jan. 16, GNA – The Ajumako Circuit Court has granted bail to a 30-year-old mother of three Sarah Aidoo and a hairdresser, Esther Amissah, 29, in a sum of GHc1,000 with two sureties each to reappear on January 27.
They pleaded not guilty on charges of causing harm and aiding and abetment of crime.
Prosecuting, Police Inspector Bismark Appiah told the court, presided over by Madam Patience Abloh, that on October 30, 2011, at about 1330 hours, Esther Amissah led Sarah Aidoo from Ajumako to Assasan, on suspicion that her husband was having an affair with one Miss Agnes Mensah.
Ho, Jan. 16, GNA - The Volta Region House of Chiefs has appealed to politicians and journalists to use their influences constructively to ensure that the 2012 elections turn out peacefully.
Togbe Afede XIV, President of the House, made the call when he addressed representatives of political parties during the House’s first General Meeting this year on Friday.
Ajumako (C/R), Jan. 16, GNA – A 38-year-old hunter from Fawomanye in the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District of the Central Region, Yaw Donkor who has been in prison custody since 2010, has been granted bail in the sum of GHc20,000 with three sureties to reappear on February 10.
Yaw Donkor faces a murder charge for mistaking a fellow hunter for a game and shooting him to death.
The suspect was brought to the court on the initiative of the District Police Commander, Deputy Superintendent of Police Seth Tay, because of his long stay in prison and also to ease congestion at the prisons.
Kongo (UE), Jan. 16, GNA - Mr Yen Sapark, a Development and Training Officer of the ARB Apex Bank Limited at the weekend donated books and sports items valued at GH¢ 2,500 to three schools and a football club in the Upper East Region.
The schools include Kongo Senior High School, which received books, two footballs and trophies, and Sekoti and Nyogbari Junior High Schools (JHS) which received two footballs each.
All the beneficiary schools are located in the Talensi-Nabdam District of the Upper East Region.
Tamale, Jan 16, GNA - Four National Democratic Congress (NDC) Members of Parliament in the Northern Region are standing unopposed while three aspiring candidates have been disqualified by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party.
Accra, Jan. 16, GNA – The World Bank Group (WB) on Monday said it was considering the development of a global partnership facility to enhance social accountability.
A WB document made available to the Ghana News Agency in Accra explained that the objective of the partnership was to support civil society organisations' (CSO) capacity to engage governments to improve on development outcomes.
It said the partnership sought to examine responses to increasing evidence that development outcomes could be improved through the involvement of beneficiaries and other stakeholders in the design, monitoring and evaluation of public service delivery and resource management.
Kasoa, Jan.16, GNA.- Mrs Mavis Koomson, a New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary aspirant for the Awutu Senya Constituency, has appealed to Ghanaians to register when the voter registration exercise starts.
She appealed to those above 18 years not to show apathy during the period otherwise they would deny themselves the opportunity to vote in the forth coming presidential and parliamentary general elections.
Accra, Jan 15, GNA – The Ghana Trades Union Congress (TUC) has called for an inquiry into the attack on a Daily Guide photographer, Miss Gifty Lawson and others, covering court proceedings at an Accra Human Rights Court in Accra on Thursday.
A statement issued and signed by Mr Kofi Asamoah, Secretary General of the Union and copied to the Ghana News Agency on Sunday said “information reaching the TUC suggests that not only were the journalists arrested, but in the process they were subjected to severe beatings.”
It noted that they were also threatened with death by gun-toting officers of the BNI for doing no more than their duty as journalist.