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10 phone accessory shops burnt at Kwame Nkrumah Circle

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10 phone accessory shops burnt at Kwame Nkrumah Circle

On Sunday, May 21, about ten businesses containing phone accessories worth millions of cedis were destroyed by fire at Tip-Toe lane, near the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange in the national capital.

The fire, which began about 2 p.m., was extinguished by a joint team of fire tenders from the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) Abelenkpe and Ministries branches.

There were no casualties, and the cause of the fire is yet unknown.

Kenser Manford, whose shop was completely destroyed, told Citi News that while firefighters arrived on time, they were unable to rescue their belongings.

“We actually heard that the fire started from the back, but we don’t know where it started from. By the time we realised, everything was gone. Even though, the firefighters were swift, the intensity of the fire took everything away.

“All we can boast of is the ones you can see on the ground, we took nothing. We leave it to the experts to determine the cause of the fire.  It started around 10am, we are the biggest casualty, I’m sure it started for a very long time before it got to our shop,” he lamented.

Meanwhile, ADOII Alex Nartey of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) Public Relations Department encouraged the public not to jump to judgements when there is a fire outbreak.

“The cause of the fire is unknown yet, different people are saying different things, until we are done with investigations, we cannot pre-empt the cause of the fire. We had to rely on our men from the ministries and Abelenkpe fire stations to douse off the fire.

“How we operate, people don’t understand. When they come, and we are cooling-off other places for the fire from burning, then they will be giving instructions as to why we are not attending to the fire at their end as well. When our men arrive at fire scenes then they will be insulting them. It’s not nice, they should stop mocking our efforts. We make sure that if there are persons trapped, we try to rescue them, people should learn to understand how we work,” he advised.

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50 church members injured in a four-car collision

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50 church members injured in a four-car collision

A collision involving four automobiles injured about 50 members of Resurrection Power New Generation Church in varying degrees.

The collision occurred on the Accra-Kasoa route at Menskrom Weija Junction.

The four vehicles include a Tata bus for Resurrection Power New Generation Church, an old Benz, a KIA Rio taxi, and a police officer’s Toyota Vitz.

According to eyewitnesses, the police officer, travelling from Kasoa tollbooth to Accra, made a wrong turn and crossed the bus, causing the collision.

When the police car arrived at the Weija junction traffic signal, it collided with the church bus, which collided with two additional automobiles parked on the road’s shoulder.

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Some eyewitnesses accused the police officer in the Toyota Vitz of the collision in an interview with Adom News’ Seth Kofi Adjei.

According to eyewitnesses, two church members are believed dead, while several others are gravely hurt.

The bus carried around 80 passengers, including children.

A taxi driver whose automobile was involved in the crash also accused the officer.

The Ghana Fire Service and a police force were on the site to guarantee that traffic flowed freely.

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Rastafarian boy who was nearly turned down by Achimota School may now represent them at NSMQ

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Rastafarian boy who was nearly turned down by Achimota School may now represent them at NSMQ

Since a photo of Achimota School’s probable squad for this year’s National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) appeared on Friday, June 2, social media has been buzzing.

Tyrone Marhguy, a young man who was at the centre of a dispute that shocked the education system two years ago, stood out among the kids.

Tyrone was photographed in a social media image portraying Achimota School’s trial session in preparation for the 2023 NSMQ season.

Here’s why this communiqué is noteworthy:

He was one of two students who complained that the school had refused them admittance because their hairdo violated the school’s code of conduct.

The Rastafarian kids filed a lawsuit against the Achimota School Board of Governors, the Minister of Education, the Ghana Education Service, and the Attorney General for refusing to enrol them. Achimota School pressed on them shaving their dreadlocks to conform with school requirements.

A High Court judgement on May 31, 2021, ordered the institution to allow the students.

His classmate, Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea, on the other hand, received a scholarship to Ghana International School.

Tyrone Marhguy went to Achimota School and sat for his end-of-term test barely hours after enrolling in June 2021, following the court verdict.

Following the newest development, social media users appear to be reeling from the prospect of this story blossoming into a ‘zero-to-hero’ story when the national quiz begins soon.

Tyrone’s involvement with the school’s NSMQ squad is not his first.

He was also sighted with the team last year, which raised fresh discussion over his participation.

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We’ll exploit Archbishop Agyinasare as a scapegoat – Nogokpo leaders

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We'll exploit Archbishop Agyinasare as a scapegoat - Nogokpo leaders

The Chiefs and people of Nogokpo, in the Volta Region’s Ketu South Municipality, have threatened to make Archbishop Charles Agyinasare, the founder and head of the Perez Chapel International, a scapegoat if he does not appear at their palace.

During a news conference on Friday, June 2, the chiefs issued a 14-day ultimatum to Archbishop Agyinasare to appear before them to settle a disagreement over certain recent utterances he made.

In an interview with Selorm Adonoo on Eyewitness News, the convener of the community, Nufialaga Mawufemor Korbla Nonyigbey, cautioned, “We have given him a 14-day ultimatum. If he wants to do the needful, he should come. If he doesn’t want to, he should refuse. If he is mature enough, he should do what is needful. If Agyinasare doesn’t do the needful, we will make him a scapegoat.”

The convener of the community stated that the founder and head of the Perez Chapel International’s excuse will not be accepted.

“He has caused serious damage to Voltarians and the people of Nogokpo. His justification doesn’t prove anything to us,” Nufialaga Mawufemor Korbla Nonyigbey fumed.

Nogokpo chiefs slam Christian Council

He lambasted the Christian Council for being quiet about the matter.

“He said things damaging a whole community, and the Christian Council thinks it’s okay with what he said. He should respect the African traditional belief system,” he pointed out.

The convener of the community clarified that the deity in Nogokpo does not scare people away.

“It is not a matter of instilling fear in people. Everyone knows the power of the supreme deity, the thunder deity in Nogokpo. Nogokpo is the god of justice,” he clarified.

On Thursday, May 25, 2023, Archbishop Agyinasare caused a stir during a Supernatural Summit held at the headquarters of Perez Chapel in Accra, when he preached about divine protection and the existence of evil forces, insinuating against Nogokpo, a deity named after a town in the Volta Region.

He said Nogokpo is the demonic headquarters of the Volta Region, which outraged the town’s leaders and residents.

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