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Special Prosecutor Invites Juaben MCE Nominee Over Bribery Saga

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Ghana’s Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng, has invited Alex Sarfo Kantanka, the Municipal Chief Executive nominee for Juaben in the Ashanti Region, for questioning.

This comes on the back of the arrest of Mr Kantanka following a viral video of him allegedly demanding a refund of bribes he paid to assembly members for his confirmation.

The Special Prosecutor described Mr. Sarfo Kantanka as “a person necessary for the investigations.”

He has thus been directed to be at the office of the Special Prosecutor in Accra at 2:30 pm on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, for an interview.

“You may be accompanied by counsel of your choice,” a letter addressed to Mr. Kantanka and sighted by Citi News added.

Mr. Agyebeng in the letter further indicated that his office “has commenced investigations into allegations of corruption and corruption-related offences (especially corruption and intimidation in respect of a public election) particularly in relation to your Alex Sarfo Kantanka’s nomination and confirmation or otherwise as the Municipal Chief Executive of Juaben Municipality in the Ashanti Region.”

Prior to the second round of voting, it was alleged the Member of Parliament for Juaben, Ama Pomaa Boateng gave each assembly member $100 and the latest iPhone each to influence them to vote for the nominee.

Just yesterday, a video of the Juaben MCE nominee went viral where he was angrily demanding monies he paid to assembly members to accept his nomination.

Out of the 26 total votes cast in the presence of the Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah, the nominee secured 10 Yes votes as against 15 No votes with 1 rejected ballot.

The disappointed nominee who could not control his anger rained insults and curses on the assembly members.

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Bogoso Explosion: “My Son Went To Film The Blast But Never Returned” : Bereaved Mother Cries In Video

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Many Ghanaians were left in a state of shock on Thursday after an explosion in Apeatse near Bogoso in the Western Region.

The explosion near Bogoso killed 13 people and severely injured 59 others. One of the victims was a 15-month-old baby.

According to police, the incident occurred as a result of a collision between a vehicle carrying mining explosives, a motorcycle, and another vehicle. Many residents have been displaced as a result of the blast, which leveled their homes.

Ama Adomaa, a resident, said she lost one of her six children in the horrific incident.

According to Adomaa, her 21-year-old son, Justice, went to the scene after hearing the explosion and returned to warn her.

She claimed that after fleeing to a nearby bush with her mother, her son returned to the scene to film the incident.

Justice, on the other hand, was killed when the explosives in the truck detonated.

“I was sleeping at 11 a.m. when my son, Justice, rushed in and said, ‘Mum, wake up, something serious has happened.’ I stood up right away. When I saw smoke, I assumed the fire would completely destroy our home. I took my mother with me and went into the bush.

My son had returned to the scene to film the explosion, unbeknownst to me. “My 21-year-old son is no longer alive,” she told JoyNews correspondent Ina Thalia Quansah.

Ama Adoma is one of those who have been uprooted. She stated that the family sought refuge in a nearby bush.

“The fire completely destroyed both our old and new unfinished residences.” So we slept in the bush all night until morning.”

She is one of many affected families who rely on government assistance to survive.

“We’d appreciate it if the authorities could assist us. We are in pain. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence,” she said.

Meanwhile, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has stated that plans are being made to build temporary housing facilities for all displaced residents of Bogoso-Appiatse.

He stated that the government has enlisted the assistance of the State Housing Corporation and mining companies in the area to provide an immediate safe haven for the stranded community members in the coming days.

Bogos Explosion: "My son went to film the blast but never returned" - Bereaved mother cries in video

In addition, the Vice President stated that those injured in the explosion will receive the best medical care possible during their treatment.

On Friday, he led a government delegation to assess the state of affairs in the community and delivered the good news.

Watch the video below;

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Black Stars Head Coach, Milovan Rajevac Sacked

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Black Stars coach, Milovan Rajevac, has been sacked, KUBILIVE can report.

The decision was taken following a meeting between the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Ghana Football Association in the aftermath of Ghana’s group-stage exit from the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations last week.

Rajevac, 67, who returned for a second stint with the Black Stars in September 2021, supervised a disappointing AFCON campaign in Cameroon where Ghana picked up just one point from their three group stage games, finishing bottom of Group C.

The Sports Ministry summoned the GFA to a meeting on Friday, January 21, 2022, in which they directed the country’s football governing body to review the coach’s position because the people of Ghana “have lost confidence in the technical team’s ability to deliver success.”

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I’m Expanding My Church To 1,000 Branches This Year : Rev Obofour Says

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Founder and leader of Anointed Palace Chapel Rev. Emmanuel Obofour has disclosed his major plans for his church in the year 2022.

The man of God has made some disclosure over the plans he has for his church and his ministry this year. The man of God is unperturbed about criticism and has bemoaned the ‘pull him down’ spirit.

The man of God who has about 378 branches of the church already has disclosed that he will expand his church in 2022. The overseer of Anointed Chapel Palace Chapel said he is going to open about one thousand branches of churches in 2022.

According to Rev Obofour, the main reason why he is expanding the branches of his church is to win one million souls for God in 2022.

“Currently, I have about 378 churches but this year, I’m expanding the branches to 1,000. Don’t joke with me. We’re going to win 1 million souls this year. People will doubt what I’m saying now because, in Ghana, we hate to see ourselves grow.

“The problem with Ghanaians is that we love, accept foreign things and detest things that are locally made here,” he said in his Facebook live video.

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