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Appiatse explosion: Marriage preparations halted, knee patella and toes lost, survivors pleading for help

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Appiatse explosion: Marriage preparations halted, knee patella and toes lost, survivors pleading for help

Emmanuel Aidoo, a survivor of the catastrophic Appiatse explosion, has described his harrowing Appiatse camp story.

When the explosion left him with severe injuries, his life took an unexpected turn: “My ears were cut, and something entered my throat.” My chest was also damaged, leaving a gap that contributed to my agony.”

His route to recuperation, however, has been hampered by financial restraints.

In an interview with Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen on Friday, he stated that he is not totally recovered and requires frequent check-ups; nevertheless, a lack of cash has prevented him from getting medical assistance for several months.

The implications of delayed medical care have hampered Emmanuel’s capacity to work even more.

His hands are essential to his livelihood as a carpenter, but their functioning has worsened due to his disease.

“I can’t stop working because jobs are scarce, but I can’t work effectively either.”

The explosion, he added, also halted his marriage preparations, which were only a month away at the time.

Emmanuel is disillusioned, despite the support of his church community at the Church of Pentecost.

“Despite promises of help from my church members, I have not received any.”

Weekly hospital injections, which are critical to his recuperation, add to his financial load, costing him 100 cedis each time.

On the same night, another survivor, Joseph Arhin Jr., told his own tale of survival.

The explosion, he claimed, cost him his left knee patella, and he vividly remembered the dread of that day.

“I thought I might lose my whole leg, but the doctors at KATH were able to save and patch it up.”

The difficulties he described did not stop there, as he recounted the loss of two toes and persistent anguish.

The accident changed Joseph’s life forever, turning an ordinary day into a horrific catastrophe.

Despite government guarantees, Joseph has battled with medical bills and his new way of life.

“I expected the government to cover my subsequent medical expenses, but instead I was left to fend for myself.” To meet my debts, I sold my lands. We’re in desperate need of assistance, and I’m hoping the public will pitch in.”

The experiences of Emmanuel and Joseph parallel the larger catastrophe that occurred in Appiatse on January 20, 2022, when an explosive-laden car crashed, killing 13.

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Menzgold: NAM1 enters a not guilty plea to allegations of money laundering, fraud, and other offences

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In 2019, the Attorney General launched an inquiry on NAM 1, accusing him of scamming hundreds of clients out of millions of Ghana cedis through his gold dealership enterprise. The case was adjourned numerous times until new charges were brought on August 30, 2023. Mr Appiah Mensah stated plans to unfreeze locked up cash of Menzgold clients in exchange for 650 for verification. Following that, he altered his intention to force former clients to obtain a verification access card in order to authenticate transactions and confirm claims, despite substantial public and consumer outcry.

Nana Appiah Mensah, the former CEO of Menzgold, also known as NAM 1, has pleaded not guilty to all 39 charges of wrongdoing.

Nana Appiah Mensah, widely known as NAM 1, was charged with 39 counts of crimes, including money laundering abetment, deceiving by false pretences, carrying out deposit-taking without the required licence, unlawful deposit-taking, and money laundering.

This is a decrease from the 61 counts originally filed against him.

In 2019, the Attorney General launched an inquiry on NAM 1, accusing him of scamming hundreds of clients out of millions of Ghana cedis through his gold dealership enterprise.

The case was adjourned numerous times until new charges were brought on August 30, 2023.

Mr Appiah Mensah stated plans to unfreeze locked up cash of Menzgold clients in exchange for 650 for verification.

Following that, he altered his intention to force former clients to obtain a verification access card in order to authenticate transactions and confirm claims, despite substantial public and consumer outcry.

Source: myjoyonline.com

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Limited Voter Registration: Two people detained for attempting to register twice

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Meanwhile, some party operatives are pleased with the outcome thus far.

Two people were detained in Asokore Mampong Municipality for allegedly attempting to double register in the current Limited Voters’ Registration Exercise.

According to Municipal EC official Angela Afriyie Osei, the two suspects were apprehended after being validated as people existing in the Electoral Commission’s database.

As a challenge to the procedure, Madam Angela Afriyie mentions duplicate registration and efforts to register minors.

“The challenge we have been facing is about the double registration. At times when applicants come and we interrogate them, they insist he or she hasn’t registered before but when they go to the biometric column then it will come out that the person has registered.

“At the moment, we’ve handed two to the police. On male and a female. Another issue is also with the registration of minors,” she indicated.

Meanwhile, some party operatives are pleased with the outcome thus far.

“So far, we are satisfied with the entire process except some few challenges but that aside, we are very much comfortable with the process. All in all, everything is great,” an agent told JoyNews.

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Black Sherif prophesy: Prophet Nigel Gaisie makes u-turn

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"We see in bits and pieces, and what I saw in the spiritual realm is Sherif Black, but any logical person can make projections and deductions from it." If I hear a prophecy about Ako and my name is Akosua, I will definitely act on it," he said in parables. Regardless, the man of God exhorted those who were convinced of the prophecy to fast and pray in order to avoid death. Prophet Gaisie, who dismissed charges that his doom prophecies concerning celebrities are only for fame, stated that he will quit making them public in order to prevent insults and derision.

Nigel Gaisie, the founder and head of the Prophetic Hill Chapel, has stunned Ghanaians by backtracking on his prophecy regarding artist Black Sherif.

Prophet Gaisie had a vision in which he witnessed the mother of musical sensation Black Sherif sobbing excessively in a post on his official Facebook page.

As a result, he pushed the musician to seek safety before December, implying his impending death.

However, in a recent interview, Prophet Gaisie clarified that the prophecy is for a particular Sherif Black and not the Konongo-based performer.

“We see in bits and pieces, and what I saw in the spiritual realm is Sherif Black, but any logical person can make projections and deductions from it.” If I hear a prophecy about Ako and my name is Akosua, I will definitely act on it,” he said in parables.

Regardless, the man of God exhorted those who were convinced of the prophecy to fast and pray in order to avoid death.

Prophet Gaisie, who dismissed charges that his doom prophecies concerning celebrities are only for fame, stated that he will quit making them public in order to prevent insults and derision.

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