Road accidents happen as a result of many factors including poor road conditions, recklessness, and carelessness by drivers.
Data compiled by the Motor Traffic and Transport Department of the Ghana Police Service shows that about 696 died in road traffic accidents in the first three months of 2019.
The accident in the first quarter of 2019 recorded a 17.57% increase over figures for the first quarter of 2018.
Commuters and pedestrians killed increased from 592 in the first quarter of 2018 to 696 in the same period of 2019.
The number of motorcycles involved in road traffic accidents witnessed an 11.82% jump from 956 in the first quarter of 2018 to 1,069 during the same period in 2019.
Motorcycle accidents killed 169 and injured 718 commuters in the first quarter of 2019.
A total of 2,387 private vehicles were involved in accidents in the first quarter of this year, an increase of 7.81% compared to the involvement of 2,214 private vehicles in the first quarter of last year.
Accidents involving private vehicles killed 201 commuters in the first quarter of this year while injuring 841.
The number of commercial vehicles involved in accidents recorded a 3.40% decline from 2,175 in 2018 to 2,101 in the first quarter of this year.
Commercial vehicles involved in accidents killed 326 people and injured 1,980 in the first quarter of 2019.
The total number of accident cases reported in the first quarter of 2019 witnessed an increase of 6.95% from 3,193 in 2018 to 3,415 this year.
The total number of vehicles involved in accidents in the first quarter rose from 5,345 in 2018 to 5,557 in 2019, representing a 3.97% increase.
The regional breakdown of deaths includes: Accra – 69, Tema – 38, Eastern – 108, Central – 45, Western – 38, Ashanti – 113, Volta – 34, Northern – 59, Upper West – 19, Upper East – 28, and Brong Ahafo – 145.
Nana Appiah Mensah’s Full Speech At Menzgold Press Conference
Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen of the Press.
Thank you for coming to this event meant to provide you with the detailed state of our companies especially, what has bedeviled Menzgold for the past twelve months and the way forward.
May I state humbly that, this communication is without Prejudice.
First of all, let me start by praying the almighty God for grace today and to thank him gratefully as we count our many blessings.
Let me also take the opportunity to thank the Government of Ghana; Ambassador of Ghana to the United Arab Emirates; His Excellency Alhaji Ahmed Ramadan, for the consular services extended to me during my eight months detention in Dubai. I thank the Ghana Police Service for the warm reception and the exhibit of professionalism in the discharge of their duty on my arrival to Ghana on the 11th July, 2019.
I express my greatest form of immense gratitude to the ruler of Dubai, His Royal Highness Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in his gracious name the Dubai Prosecutions and the Dubai Courts exhibited the highest form of integrity, by boldly upholding the rule of law, handing me justice before the Dubai first instance and superior Courts in the case number 68807/2018, an acquittal and discharge. May Allah, ever merciful, most compassionate bless and prosper Dubai forever. Allah Kareem.
I owe an immense debt of gratitude to the people of Ghana, our legal team abroad and in Ghana, led by Mr. Kwame Boafo Akuffo, my brother and my good friend; who has been resolute, exhibited loyalty and courage in the face our adversity, exhibiting his service and commitment to nothing but the law.
Today, I cannot forget to bless the over one thousand staff of Menzgold, Zylofon Media, Brew Marketing Consult and all our other companies in Ghana, as well as our families for their unwavering support, since the unfortunate events of the past few months. To you all I say; you made a good choice which would be well rewarded by God almighty, especially Mr. Kwame Boafo, like the biblical Moses, you chose to side and share in the afflicting of God’s people, instead of enjoying the temporary pleasures of sin. Thank you so much.
I also reserve my biggest gratitude to our cherished Menzgold customers for their continued support, encouragement, loyalty and prayers through the trying times. Thank you.
Even though I am still receiving the much-needed medical attention, swellings-blood clots in my pelvic region and knees with excruciating pains following a past surgical procedure, due to my well-publicized long nine-months detention in Dubai and Ghana. Regardless, I deem it very fit to make this address to the general public, especially to Menzgold customers in a bid to keep them abreast with the on goings.
Menzgold Ghana Company Limited is a licensed reputable Ghanaian gold dealership firm, with six years of impeccable and enviable service delivery and gold trading record. It would interest you to know that in five years, Menzgold consistently met the demands of its customers, suppliers and foreign partners who do business with us, but for the force majeure; the regulatory questions raised by the Bank of Ghana and the Securities and Exchange Commission; regulatory intervention of which we respectfully contested and is still before the Ghanaian courts of law. A question of statutory interpretation of; as to whether or not the trading of gold collectibles or jewelry and the return of monthly profits on same to traders is, “Deposits-Taking” or “Deposits Mobilization” Activity or “trade in Securities”. As to whether or not the exports of tons of gold dore bars of very fine percentage purity, with many evidence of inflows in forex via the bank of Ghana is a “Ponzi scheme?”, praying the just and august Ghanaian Courts to make consequential orders to repair Menzgold damage, if any.
Couple On Holiday Injured After Falling From Balcony While Having Sex
A British man was left in a critical condition after he and his lover fell from a balcony while having sex.
The unnamed man, 30, and his Canadian lover, 28, were having a “passionate sex session” on a balcony that placed them in full glare of anyone watching. In the process, they fell 12ft in the resort of Le Cannet, near Cannes in the South of France.
They fell over the railings at around 12.30am on Saturday, August 17, and were rushed to Pasteur Hospital, Nice. The woman reportedly suffered minor injuries because she was cushioned by the man’s body when they landed.
An investigator said: “The couple was seen making love on the balcony of their holiday rental flat. They were becoming very passionate indeed and suddenly toppled from the first floor of the villa into the street below.
Neighbors called the emergency services immediately.”
Police are now investigating whether the couple was drunk or on drugs and nobody else is believed to have been involved.
Kenyan Chef Breaks Guinness World Record For Cooking For Longest Hours
Maliha Mohammed, a Kenyan Chef based in Mombasa is now the Guinness World Record holder for cooking for the longest hours.
The 36-year-old Chef cooked for 75 straight hours at the Kenya Bay Beach Resort, preparing 400 local and international cuisines. The previous Guinness World Record holder for the category was Rickey Lumpkin, a US-based chef who in 2018 cooked for 68 hours, 30 minutes and 1 second.
Kenyan chef breaks Guinness World Record for cooking for longest hours
The mother of two achieved this feat in her third attempt as she cooked for 36 hours non-stop in May, tried again in July but only cooked 200 meals for 54 hours under the supervision of the records’ officials. The food she prepared will be distributed to charity homes as part of her initiative to raise awareness and to feed the less fortunate in Mombasa County.
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