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Residents Block Madina-Adentan Road As Car Knocks Down One More Person

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There is chaos on the main Madina-Adentan highway as residents have blocked the road after a speeding vehicle knocked down another pedestrian on that stretch.

Over a hundred people are said to have been knocked down on the stretch since the beginning of 2018 due to the lack of footbridges and faulty traffic lights.

Citi News’ Fred Djabanor reported that the lady who was knocked down on Thursday afternoon is believed to be a student of the West African Senior High School, WASS, who was returning home after school.

Djabanor said the residents, who were angered about the situation, blocked the road and burnt tyres to prevent any car from moving on that stretch.

“The police have started firing shots to disperse the protesters. The protesters are very angry because a few minutes ago a lady was knocked down by a speeding vehicle. They are angry because this has been happening for some time now. The protesters are not barging although the police fired warning shots in a bid to disperse the crowd,” he said.

Some of the protesters who spoke to Citi News said they are agitating because “we don’t want to allow this to happen again. This has been happening since Monday and we can’t be receiving the assurance that it shall be well and yet people are being knocked down every day.”

“If the government does not do anything about it, we are not going to allow anyone to use this road,” another protester said.

Fred Djabanor also said the protesters say they are not opening the road until something is done about the situation.

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the residents have been protesting the lack of footbridges on the road saying they will embark on a demonstration next week over the unavailability of footbridges on the highway.

There was some chaos on the Adenta-Oyarifa road last Friday evening as some residents of Adenta Barrier staged a demonstration to demand the construction of footbridges.

The protest was sparked after a resident was killed in a hit-and-run incident that same evening.

Another pedestrian knocked down by a speeding truck

A middle-aged woman was also feared dead after a KIA truck knocked her down at Fire Stone on the Madina – Adenta – Aburi Highway earlier this week.

The residents say they live in fear of being knocked down any time on the highway due to the absence of footbridges to ensure safe movement of pedestrians from one side to the other on the road.

The contractor for Madina-Adenta footbridges to resume work in 3 months – Boniface

The Member of Parliament for Madina, Alhaji Boniface Saddiq Abubakar, earlier this week said the Ministry of Roads and Highways is in talks with the contractor of the Madina-Adenta highway to return to the site and complete construction of the footbridges.

Saddiq Abubakar said the contractor will return to the site following the payment of arrears owed him.

“Apparently the contract was not canceled. But unfortunately, NDC was not dealing with the contractor because they were not making payments to the contractor and so he had to withdraw his services. But when we came back and started discussions, I took the matter to Cabinet when I was the minister for Inner Cities and Zongo Development. I had a series of discussions with the minister who has been helpful. Finally, it was accepted by the president in Cabinet that we must renew the contract and ensure that the contractor goes back to the site and completes the project,” he added in an interview on the Citi Breakfast Show on Tuesday.

Police deployed to maintain order on Adenta-Madina-Aburi road

The Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service, subsequently instructed the Greater Accra regional MTTD command to deploy more men to the Adenta-Madina-Aburi road to check over speeding and other road offenses.

Director General of the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service, COP Christian Tetteh Yohuno, who was speaking at the opening ceremony of a ten-day training program for accident investigators and prosecutors made this known.

“We entreat the Regional Commander of the MTTD to position some men on that highway to check over speeding. At least that will be a temporary measure we can adopt now.”

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Miss Tourism Ghana Launches 10-Years Anniversary

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Miss Tourism Ghana, arguably one of the most influential beauty pageants in Ghana that grooms young ladies to be abreast with the country’s heritage and tourism, on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, launched its 10th anniversary at the MJ Grand Hotel, East Legon.

According to the organizers, ten years of their journey wouldn’t have been successful without some great personalities in the tourism industry who when they knock on their doors, gladly open up to help the brand, Miss Tourism Ghana.

Speaking at the event, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Tourism Authority Mr. Akwesi Agyeman, commended the founder Mrs. Brew-Hammond for singlehandedly supporting the tourism industry with her initiative to groom young girls to be more abreast with their country and also take the country on the world stage. He promised that his office is ever ready to support the brand to go worldwide.

Mr. Agyeman also suggested that whiles they are campaigning on seeing, feeling, wearing and eating Ghana; patrons should also campaign about keeping Ghana clean to attract more tourist.

South African High Commissioner to Ghana, Lulu Xingwana, also added that tourism ambassadors should consider campaigning for a cleaner Ghana, she shared an experience on her visit to Nzulezu in the Western Region, and she said “Nzulezu is a beautiful place to visit but the sanitation problem there won’t allow more tourists to visit”
The event was attended by some great personalities in the tourism industry and was spearheaded by Mrs. Brew Hammond. She with some past contestants and queens shared some of the memories the brand has had since its birth and how it has impacted their lives.

As part of the 10th anniversary, Miss Tourism Ghana will give an opportunity to young ladies between the ages of 18- 24 to partake in this year’s competition. They will be on the nation’s tourism sector and upcoming initiatives.
Those that can best articulate and demonstrate specific regional values, including customary dances, will be chosen to face off to the grand finale where the eventual winner would be selected.

“The girls do not have to hail from a region to represent it,” Mrs. Brew-Hammond, Events and Operations Director of the pageant explained. “Whoever ultimately wins will showcase Ghana as a whole so we are looking for smart ladies who can sell Ghana effectively.”

The winner of the Miss Tourism Ghana crown will represent the nation at Miss Tourism World, and act as Ghana’s tourism and environmental youth Ambassador at official events in Ghana and internationally.
‘We are not looking for a beauty queen,” Mrs. Brew-Hammond stressed. “We are looking for the young lady who can be trained to best represent Ghana’s beauty.”

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Families Of Tadi Kidnapped Girls To Stage A Demonstration For Head Of Police Officer Resignation | WATCH

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The Tadi Kidnapped Girls

In an earlier report, we made you know the missing three girls from Tadi haven’t been found as the Police head officer in charge has been staging lives all over.

The families have then planned to stage a demonstration for her resignation very soon.

More report below.

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Hundreds Of Illegal Structures Abolished In Madina | WATCH

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There is an abolishing project going on. In a new video shared GHoneTV, Madina was raided off.

Watch below.

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