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Bryan Acheampong pledges government support for Poultry farmers

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Bryan Acheampong pledges government support for Poultry farmers

Bryan Acheampong, Minister of Food and Agriculture, has reiterated the government’s commitment to effectively assist chicken producers in Ghana.

According to him, the government is working hard to address the high price of maize, which has been a big blow to poultry producers and is making it tough to feed birds.

“A bag of maize costs around GHS 350 in Tamale, but due to transportation costs, suppliers sell them for between GHS 650 and 700.” The poultry farmers have also stated that they want to purchase the maize at GHS450, therefore we are striving to reduce the price.

“So either the Ministry will bring the maize to the farmers for them to get at a desirable price, or we will call on the private sector to do it,” he stated on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen.

Aside from maize, Mr Acheampong, the Abetifi MP, said he had got letters from wheat importers willing to give away bran to poultry farmers to feed their birds.

“They have already requested the farms to which they will present the wheat bran, and they will do so in due course, and we will also come out publicly to mention their names and honour them,” he added.

He also stated that the government is prepared to provide immunisations to chicken producers.

He, on the other hand, criticised Ghana’s poor poultry output despite high demand, but was confident that things would improve, adding that investors are ready to revitalise the business.

“We consume about 300,000 metric tonnes of poultry but produce 15,000 metric tonnes, which is only 4% of what we consume, and we can only produce 25,000 annually, so the situation is even worse than tomato.”

“However, we intend to increase that to 75,000 by the end of the year.” We are taking an investor to promadze by the end of the week to get it back on its feet. “Despite and Dr Ofori Sarpong, as well as other private individuals, have expressed a willingness to enter the large-scale poultry business,” he added.

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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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