The Acting Executive Secretary of the Lands Commission, Dr. Wilfred Anim-Odame has asked prospective land buyers to excercise due diligence in land acquisition since possession of indenture does not guarantee ownership. Dr. Anim-Odame was speaking at the inauguration of a new 23 member Board of the Greater Accra Regional Lands Commission in Accra.
The Minister of Energy and Petroleum ,Emmanuel Kofi Buah has left Accra for Nigeria to discuss with Authorities of the West African Gas Pipeline how to resolve the low flow of gas to Ghana. President Mahama who announced this at a meeting with the clergy at Flagstaff House said government is equally worried about the challenges in the power sector and is committed to solving them
A notorious armed robber, Johnson Kombian has appeared before the Fast Track High Court in Accra, for the murder of two Police Officers. The Court presided over by Mr. Justice Mustapha Habib Logoh could however not hear the case because Kombian was not legally represented. It has therefore been adjourned to tomorrow, Tuesday the 18th of March, to allow the accused the opportunity to be represented.This is because Kombian indicated to the Court that he has a legal representative, who was not present today/yesterday. Serving time at the Prisons for breaking jail, Kombian was produced by the Prison Authority. A number of Prison Officers showed up at today’s/yesterday’s proceedings at the Court with most of them armed. Kombian alias Garkun, and his alleged accomplices at large, allegedly shot and killed two Policemen in October, 2010 after the accused broke jail. He escaped toTogo but was re-arrested by Togolese Authorities and handed over to the Ghana Police. kombian who was put before an Accra Circuit Court for breaking jail, was found guilty, convicted and sentenced to six years in prison.
The National Identification Authority wishes to inform the public that from Saturday March 22, it will be working on Saturdays from 9am to 2pm untill further notice. It says this is to enable persons who wish to collect their national ID cards but cannot do so during the the week days to do so at their convenience. In a statement from its Corporate Affairs Department, the Authority said only persons who registered during the mass registration exercise in the Greater Accra Region have their cards ready for collection. It says persons who registered at the NIA Head Office before March 2013 can also collect their cards.The statement cautions that any person who offers or receives money for registration and card issuance commits an offence punishable by law.
The Chief Executive of the A.M.A., Dr.Alfred Oko Vanderpuje has declared the site of the collapsed building situated at Nii Boi town as a crime scene and has handed it over to the Tesano District Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Linda Donkor, for thorough investigation by the police service into the incident which occur ed last Thursday. He said the Assembly has closed down the Grand View Hotel which is on the same compound as the six-storey building which collapsed in Nii Boi Town. The building will be subjected to a complete structural assessment to verify when it is safe for further use. Mr. Vanderpuje said this, when he visited the site to check on progress of work there after the building collapsed four days ago.
In another development, the Chief Executive of the AMA, Alfred Oko Vanderpuije says his outfit will collaborate with the Ministry of Health to provide the needed infrastructure for Polyclinics in the Accra Metropolis. This initiative will go a long way to save lives and help curb maternal mortality. Mr. Vanderpuije said this when he presented a generator and an ambulance to the Mamprobi Polyclinic.
The Minister of Roads and Transport, Dzifa Ativor has raised concerns about the long hours the two coxswains, that is those who control the direction of the ferries, work on them at Senchi and Akrade crossings on the Volta River. She said for the two to manage the ferries for long hours is unacceptable as they will be exhausted. The Minister therefore appealed to the project manager of the ferries, Benjamin Adjei Keelson to train more coxswains so that they can run shift and reduce the work load and also enable more hands to work in case of emergencies. The Minister mentioned this when she paid a visit to the ferry site at Senchi in the Eastern Region.