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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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Young Osu Guy Named “Cash” Kicks Off 2019 With A Brand New Car | PHOTO

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CASH, A young osu based guy who has been working very hard since last year surprisingly has kicked off osu by getting himself a brand new car.

This surprise came up just this afternoon after he posted a photo of him by his car.

Famously know as “Cash” he was able to get his name on the car as its number plate whereby he was seen by his car.

He got himself a 2015 Hyundai which costs about $15,300.

See photo of cash and his car below.

 

 

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Czech Republic Offers Nigerians 4,000 Euros To Leave Their Country

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The government of Czech Republic has offered to pay Nigerians and other migrants €4000 (1.6m) to encourage them to leave their country and return to their homes.

A report by RemixNes, a Czech-Republic based newspaper, the offer is under a programme that focuses particularly on migrants from Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria, Mongolia, Russia, and Vietnam that wish to voluntarily leave their country.

The programme tagged ”Returns” established by the Czech Interior Ministry would assist immigrants with transportation costs and integration in their country of origin, including accommodation, household equipment or domestic animal expenses.

”Anyone who voluntarily leaves the country and promises not to return not only to the Czech Republic but to the EU will be eligible for the money. Allocation for the program amounts to 60 million CZK, 75 percent is to be covered from the European Asylum, migration and integration fund. Each individual could get funds ranging between 40,000 and 100,000 CZK. First funded returns should be processed in the third quarter of 2019.” the report read.

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Huawei’s New Campus In China Looks Like A Big European City And Can House 25,000 Employees | PHOTOS

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Tech giant Huawei‘s massive new campus, which is designed to look like a group of European cities, has left people in awe.

The campus in the Chinese city of Dongguan recreates a wide swathe of Europe, from faux Italian towers to artificial lakes and classical palaces. It also has its own tram system.

The campus is split into 12 “towns,” which are areas where employees work. Each town is named after a European city. There are towns including Paris, Granada, Verona, and Bruges.

 

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The campus is still being built. So far 8 out of the 12 towns have been completed.

The nine square kilometer facility can house up to 25,000 employees. 17,000 employees are currently located on the campus. There are over 50,000 employees at Huawei’s Shenzhen headquarters.

Huawei’s Dongguan campus is so big that a tram operates to transport employees between different towns. There’s also a bridge that connects the different parts of the campus on different sides of the lake. The bridge is a replica of the Freedom Bridge in Budapest, Hungary, CNBC reports.

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