Alhaji Said Sinare’s ultra-modern mosque complex at Kotobabi

The National Vice Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Alhaji Said Sinare, has officially commissioned a 2500 capacity ultra-modern mosque complex for the Muslim community of Kotobabi in the Greater Accra Region.

He built it in the memory of his late father, Major Sheikh Salifu Said Sinare, to promote peace and unity among the people.

He was joined by the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, to officially open the complex to public use on Sunday, May 29, 2022.

2 siblings from Besease Zongo crashed to death by speeding car

Two siblings have been crushed to death by a speeding vehicle after the driver lost control at Ejisu-Besease on Sunday morning.

The accident is said to have occurred around 8:40am.

According to sources, the car was trying to overtake another vehicle when it veered off the road.

The victims, Hamidu Mohammed, aged 62 and Masawudu Nalko, aged 40, died shortly after arriving at the Ejisu Government Hospital.

A third victim, Abdul Rahman Mohammed, aged 50, who sustained severe injuries, has been transferred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

Giving further details, eyewitnesses say the Honda CR-V vehicle with registration number AS 2221-22, which was being driven by one Justice Adjoyi, aged 33, was heading towards Konongo-Ejisu when the incident occurred.

While trying to overtake another vehicle, Justice Adjoyi, is believed to have noticed an approaching car, causing him to veer off and knock down the three male pedestrians by the edge of the road.

Family members of the victims were seen weeping uncontrollably when Nhyira FM visited the scene located just five meters away from the home of the siblings.

Meanwhile, the body of the deceased has been deposited at the Juaben Government Hospital mortuary pending an autopsy.

Also, the driver, Justice Adjoyi, is in police custody, while the two accident cars have been impounded.

Ejisu Division Motor, Traffic and Transport Department Commander, ASP Francis Mireku confirmed the accident but will not give details.

Source: Myjoyonline

Hohoe Zongo girls get sanitary pads on Menstrual Hygiene Day

18PLUS4NDC, a network of social democrats with a mission to educate and orient young people about the principles and values of Social Democracy, has shared sanitary pads to some young girls in Hohoe Zongo as part of the Menstrual Hygiene Day event on Saturday, May 28.

Menstrual Hygiene Day is an annual awareness day celebrated globally to highlight the importance of good menstrual hygiene management and to break taboos, stigma and myths surrounding menstruation.

In line with the Menstrual Hygiene Day, 18PLUS4NDC shared the sanitary pads to the young girls in Hohoe Zongo.

They educated them on proper menstrual management and taught them how to properly fix and dispose of their sanitary pads

The President of the association, Bridget Bonnie, pleaded with the government to help make sanitary pads affordable for all and the Gender, Children and Social protection ministry to enhance Menstrual Education in various schools and communities, especially rural communities.

She also mentioned that some girls do not attend class during their periods due to the high cost of sanitary pads and also for fear of staining their uniforms.


Accountant installed as new Akyem Asafo Zongo Community imam

The Akyem Asafo Zongo Community in the East Akyem Municipality of the Eastern Region, has a new Zonal Imam, following the coronation of Alhaji Mohammed Habib Issah Cisey, a public accountant, as imam of the town. The coronation ceremony followed the dua (Islamic funeral) of the previous Imam, who passed on a couple of weeks ago.

The well-attended ceremony was supervised by the Eastern Regional Imam, Sheikh Alhaji Yusif Hamdaani, standing in for the National Chief Imam Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, as well as a host of dignitaries including traditional rulers and Imams.

The Eastern Regional Imam, who is the administrative head of Imams in the region, tied the traditional white turban on the new Imam, to formally signify his ascension to the Imamship.

At the same programme, Mallam Kamal was also installed as Deputy Imam of Akyem Asafo.

After formally installing them, the Eastern Regional Imam prayed for them and also advised the two, especially Imam Habib Issah Cisse, to be of selfless service to the community.

The Akyem Asafo Zongo Community is one of the oldest and most vibrant Zongo communities in the Eastern Region, noted for its diversity and peaceful co-existence with non-Muslims for decades.

Alhaji Habib Issah Cisse, who was installed Deputy Imam in 2013, now ascends to the Imamship 37 years after the death of his father, Imam Issah Abdul-Rahman Cisse, who was Imam of the town until his death in 1985.

Habib Issah had his early Islamic education, under the tutelage of his late father, before advancing further in Nigeria, where he worked as an auditor for the Nigerian Guardian Newspapers for a number of years, before returning to Ghana in the mid-90s.

On his return to Ghana, he was enlisted in the public service, working as a public accountant at the treasury headquarters.

Source: Graphic

Hearts of Oak suspends player for playing in Ramadan Cup without permission

Accra Hearts of Oak has suspended striker Kofi Kodzi for two weeks for acts of misconduct.

The suspension was as a result of the striker taking part in this year’s Ramadan Cup which was organized for Zongo Communities in honour of the National Chief Imam of Ghana, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Shaributu without any knowledge of the authorities of the club.

A statement released by the club said, “Kofi Kordzi has been suspended for two weeks, following the violation of his contract with the club”.

According to the statement, the striker violated his contract after he was seen in an unauthorized football match on May 14 without permission from the authorities of the club.

The striker in the course of his two weeks suspension is expected to train with the junior team of the club.

“The sanctions form part of the club’s disciplinary measures to ensure that all employees of the club adhere strictly to their contractual obligations to avoid any possible sanctions,” it said

It said upon the striker serving the two weeks suspension, he is expected to sign a bond of good behaviour to serve as a deterrent to others.

Source: GNA

Friction of VIP fame regrets abandoning the group

The founder and former leader of the popular music group, VIP, Musah Haruna popularly known as Friction, says he regrets leaving the group.

In an interview on Adom FM‘s Entertainment Hall, Friction said he had to leave the group because the music business in Ghana was not as lucrative as he thought it would be.

Being a business-minded person, he left Ghana to pursue greener pastures and education in Holland. Friction now owns a music band in Holland.

The VIP group was formed after Friction proposed the idea to four people (Promzy, Lazzy, Prodigal, and Bone) and before they knew it, the five of them were performing at ghetto parties, clubs, street festivals etc.

Friction’s dog, Chicago, was also an official member of the group and could be heard growling at the end of their tracks from the late 1990s until it eventually died.

Music group VIP, meaning Vision In Progress released their first album, Bibi Baa O, in 1998, and was famous within Ghana and beyond.

They won many awards, staged many concerts and were billed to perform at almost all the top shows.

Recalling the good old days, Friction said if given a second chance, he would not abandon the group which is now made up of Zeal (formerly Lazzy), Prodigal and Reggie Rockstone.

Meanwhile, after a long hiatus, Friction is currently promoting visuals for his new song dubbed Zongo Na Fito.

Source: Adomonline

Zongo on high alert due to threat of terrorist attacks

Security protocols at mosques have been reprogrammed, on the orders of the National Chief Imam, Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, following government warnings of possible terror attacks.

His spokesperson, Sheikh Aremeyaw Shaibu says their leader has expressed worry over current developments, therefore, has directed the Muslim community to adopt stringent measures to prevent possible strikes.

As part of the procedures, the community will expose suspicious residents or radical elements seeking to infiltrate the community.

“We’ve urged Mosque Management Committees to install CCTVs, which used not to be the case. We are also urging them to engage the services of private security companies who will be monitoring activities of the people who come around.

“More importantly, we are asking members of the Muslim community and the Mosques to be very alert in identifying people who approach with strange behaviour for example coming with materials in bags,” he said on Top Story.

On Sunday, Deputy National Security Coordinator, Edward Kweku Asomani expressed concern about the alarming rate of terrorism being experienced in West Africa.

For him, the over 340 attacks recorded within the first quarter of the year in the area indicate that the sub-region had become a hotbed for terrorism and, therefore, necessary to create awareness on security consciousness among the citizenry.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of National Security has launched the, “See Something, Say Something campaign,” to encourage Ghanaians to own their personal security and be aware and conscious of their environment to reduce the threat of an attack on the country.

Source: Myjoyonline

Koforidua Old Estates and Zongo are reporting coloured water running through their taps

Ghana Water Company is investigating ‘tea-like’ water running from the taps of Koforidua Old Estates and Zongo residents.

“I entered my bathroom to take my bath this morning and saw it,” Kweku Solomon narrated.

Another resident fumed on social media: “This is the kind of dirty water coming from my tap this morning so if there’s a rep from Ghana water please they should cease the supply of water to Old Estate with immediate effect. Thank you.”

Water flowing from the taps looks brownish in colour.

The management of Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) in the Eastern Region says investigations have begun on the complaints, giving assurances.

The Public Relations Officer (PRO), Kwadwo Daase, issued a statement to that effect.

“Investigations and corrective actions are being taken to handle the situation. Consumers are assured of our resolve to ensure that we always serve the public with quality water. The inconvenience caused is deeply much regretted.”


Abetifi Zongo woman dumps twin babies in well

A 20-year-old woman, Ellian Zumeseh, is in the grip of the Sunyani Police for allegedly and deliberately dumping her three-month-old male twins in a well. The twins were found dead in the well.

The police said the well is in the house where Zumeseh stayed at Abetifi Zongo, a suburb of Sunyani.

The incident, which happened at about 1.30 a.m. Monday, has thrown the suburb into a state of shock and disbelief.

The babies were found floating in the well, which drew the attention of some members of the household.

The Bono Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Augustine Kingsley Oppong, told Graphic Online that a businesswoman in the community, assisted by two policemen, arrested and sent the suspect to the Sunyani Police Station.

ASP Oppong said after the police had received a report on the dastardly act, a team was dispatched to the scene at Abetifi Zongo, where the team saw the bodies of the twins floating in the well.

He said the police retrieved the bodies, but a careful inspection of the remains revealed no signs of violence.

However, he added, there was a whitish foam from their nostrils.

ASP Oppong said the bodies were conveyed to the Emergency Ward of the Sunyani Regional Hospital, where a medical officer declared them dead on arrival.

The Bono Police Regional PRO said the bodies had been deposited at the mortuary of the same hospital for preservation and autopsy.

He said the suspect, Zumeseh, had been detained to assist in investigations into the case.

Source: Daily Graphic