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Radio Windy Bay earns praise for comprehensive coverage of 1st session of the 27th congregation of the University of Education, Winneba

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Radio Windy Bay earns praise for comprehensive coverage of 1st session of the 27th congregation of the University of Education, Winneba

Radio Windy Bay, the premier campus radio station of the University of Education, Winneba, once again has proven itself to be a standout broadcaster with its exceptional coverage of the 1st session of the 27th congregation of the university. The event, which spanned a week and involved the conferring of degrees, diplomas, and certificates to graduating students, was brought to life by Radio Windy Bay team’s excellent commentary, interviews, and live transmission.

Led by Rebecca Robertson, the Radio Windy Bay team put together an impressive lineup of commentators and interviewers who were fluent in both English and Fante, the two predominant languages spoken in the university’s catchment area. The commentary team, consisting of Seth Kwame T. Danquah, Samuel Macarthy, Gideon Asumadu, Abdul Hameed Amponsah, and Phyllis Biney, provided live updates and insightful analyses on the proceedings for the entire week.

The interview team, comprising Rebecca Afari and Esinam Awagah, engaged with graduating students, faculty members, and other stakeholders to capture their thoughts and experiences. The interviews were conducted in English and Fante, depending on the preference of the interviewees.

On the bridge, Bright Fugar, Kobbie Darko, Ida Nyaneba, Michael Offei and Francis Bolley kept the listeners entertained and informed throughout the event. The technical team, led by A.B. Ghunney, Osman Mumineen, John Arthur, and other dedicated staff, ensured that the transmission was smooth and uninterrupted.

Radio Windy Bay’s coverage of the 27th congregation of UEW was comprehensive, insightful, and engaging. Listeners tuned in to 98.3 FM or listened online via the University of Education, Winneba’s website to follow the proceedings. The event was also streamed live on Facebook @radiowindybay98.3fm.

The exceptional work done by the Radio Windy Bay team during this event is a testament to their commitment to providing quality programming to their listeners. Under the management of Collins Kofi Awuku, the station has established itself as a reliable source of information and entertainment and is a credit to the University of Education, Winneba.

Credit: Kwame Takyi Danquah (ktdanquah@yahoo.com)

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Presidency mourns driver killed in Akufo-Addo’s convoy tragedy

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According to reports, a KIA Rhino truck collided with the car, causing the collision. The driver of the Toyota Land Cruiser died on the scene, while three other passengers suffered varied degrees of damage. President Akufo-Addo, who visited the funeral of former Deputy Finance Minister John Kumah in Kumasi over the weekend, was not in the convoy when the tragedy occurred. Social media videos show the heavily crushed Toyota on the side of the road, with several security guards nearby.

The Jubilee House has expressed condolences to the family of the driver who died in an accident involving President Akufo-Addo’s convoy.

The incident occurred near Bunso on Sunday, May 19, when the convoy returned from Kumasi after following the President to a series of activities throughout the weekend.

Unfortunately, Kwesi Arthur, the driver of a Toyota Land Cruiser, died in the process.

“In addition, numerous close protection and police personnel from the President’s security detail sustained varied degrees of injury and underwent initial care at the Suhum Government Hospital. According to the May 19 announcement, the injured are now being airlifted to the University of Ghana Medical Centre for additional treatment and monitoring.

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One killed in Akufo-Addo’s convoy accident at Bunso Junction

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According to reports, a KIA Rhino truck collided with the car, causing the collision. The driver of the Toyota Land Cruiser died on the scene, while three other passengers suffered varied degrees of damage. President Akufo-Addo, who visited the funeral of former Deputy Finance Minister John Kumah in Kumasi over the weekend, was not in the convoy when the tragedy occurred. Social media videos show the heavily crushed Toyota on the side of the road, with several security guards nearby.

A car in President Akufo-Addo’s convoy has been involved in an accident.

The accident is believed to have occurred near Bunso Junction in the Eastern Region.

According to reports, a KIA Rhino truck collided with the car, causing the collision.

The driver of the Toyota Land Cruiser died on the scene, while three other passengers suffered varied degrees of damage.

According to reports, a KIA Rhino truck collided with the car, causing the collision.

The driver of the Toyota Land Cruiser died on the scene, while three other passengers suffered varied degrees of damage.

President Akufo-Addo, who visited the funeral of former Deputy Finance Minister John Kumah in Kumasi over the weekend, was not in the convoy when the tragedy occurred.

Social media videos show the heavily crushed Toyota on the side of the road, with several security guards nearby.
Akufo-Addo’s convoy involved in tragic accident at Bunso Junction [Photos]

President Akufo-Addo, who visited the funeral of former Deputy Finance Minister John Kumah in Kumasi over the weekend, was not in the convoy when the tragedy occurred.

Social media videos show the heavily crushed Toyota on the side of the road, with several security guards nearby.

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Cecilia Dapaah’s husband shocked by stolen money

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He was surprised, however, when investigations revealed that she, along with the other accused, masterminded the deed. On May 3, Mr. Osei Kuffuor, 85, a Professional Architect with over 50 years of expertise, stated this while under cross-examination by counsel for Sarah Agyei, the second accused. Augustine Gyamfi, Counsel for the Second Accused, stated that his client had been a loyal housekeeper for the Complainants (Cecilia Dapaah and her husband) and questioned why she should be associated to the incident. In his statement, Mr. Osei Kuffuor, the first of the six Prosecution Witnesses, stated that he was astonished when investigations showed Sarah Agyei's connection to the other defendants.

Daniel Osei Kuffuor, the husband of former Sanitation Minister Cecilia Abena Dapaah, told the High Court in Accra that he was “shocked” and “surprised” to find that one of her former housekeepers, Sarah Agyei, masterminded the alleged theft of money from them.

Sarah Agyei, he claims, was quite dependable during her five-year tenure as a housekeeper.

He was surprised, however, when investigations revealed that she, along with the other accused, masterminded the deed.

On May 3, Mr. Osei Kuffuor, 85, a Professional Architect with over 50 years of expertise, stated this while under cross-examination by counsel for Sarah Agyei, the second accused.

Augustine Gyamfi, Counsel for the Second Accused, stated that his client had been a loyal housekeeper for the Complainants (Cecilia Dapaah and her husband) and questioned why she should be associated with the incident.

In his statement, Mr. Osei Kuffuor, the first of the six Prosecution Witnesses, stated that he was astonished when investigations showed Sarah Agyei’s connection to the other defendants.

“I was astonished to learn that they were related. Because I had no suspicions for the previous five years, I was surprised to learn that she was involved in this case,” Mr Osei Kuffour told the court.

When asked by Counsel if he was astonished and “still did not believe” that the 2nd Accused was engaged in the affair, Mr Kuffuor, who was testifying as the first prosecution witness, responded, “Now that I have had all the information, I know that she is even a part of it and she was even the mastermind.”

While questioning the Witness, Counsel argued that the Witness had no information that his client (Sarah Agyei) masterminded the conduct, and that if he had such information, “you would have stated it clearly in black and white in your witness statement.”

The Witness said, “I have the information,” and that “at the time of the theft, I never imagined that A2 (Sarah Agyei) was the mastermind.”

Mr Tuffour said, “I have been in several interrogations when they were together, and I know what I heard.”

Counsel then inquired as to “which interrogation” he was present for.

The Witness then stated, “About one, two, or three,” adding, “We were just visiting and were called in.”

The Witness stated to the Court, “One occasion after A2 (Sarah Agyei) had been apprehended by the police and they were even going to the premises, and so on, we followed them.”

“We knew what was happening,” he said,” adding that, “We took interest in what was happening.”

The Witness consequently disagreed with Counsel for Sarah Agyei’s suggestion that the 2nd Accused “never involved herself in this theft,” and that, “she had been a faithful house help working for you (Witness).

Allegation

Counsel for the A2 (Sarah Agyei) said his client (Sarah Agyei) was arraigned because of the Witness’s allegations that the stolen money was shared amongst some people

“You see, one time during a search at the house, there was my wife’s jewelry box in the house and my wife said this is my jewelry box and A2 said she found the box in a garbage bin in our house and she liked it and she took it,” the Witness said.

“It was part of the jewelry stolen from our house,” he said, adding that, “We found this in her house.”

It was the case of Counsel for the 2nd Accused that, the said jewelry box was thrown away by “your wife (Cecilia Dapaah) after they had cleaned her room and asked your wife whether she can keep it.”

But the Witness, Daniel Osei Kuffuor, disagreed.

“I can tell you that nobody cleaned that bedroom/storeroom. My wife herself entered that room. Nobody was allowed to clean that room,” he told the Court.

Abandoned Jewelry box

It was the case of Lawyer Gyemfi that, after several searches at A2’s (Sarah Agyei) house, he (Witness) could not find any jewelry of Cecilia Dapaah in the 2nd Accused house.

But, the Witness said, “It was only one visit that we were there that we found this abandoned jewelry box in her house.”

The Witness,  however, said “I did not hear that,” when they went with the police the first day to A2’s house, “her own kente cloth that she used for her engagement, your wife (Cecilia Dapaah) claimed it was her kente cloth.

Further Cross-examination continues.

Breakdown of stolen cash

On May 3, Daniel Osei Kuffuor, the husband of former sanitation Minister, Cecilia Abena Dapaah gave a breakdown of monies stolen from their storeroom by their house to help Patience Botwe and six others.

The 85-year-old Professional Architect with 53 years of experience said the accused persons stole two sets of $210, 000 and $200, 000 from their storeroom.

In addition to the dollars, he said another set of £300,000 belonging to him and GHc300,000 being contributions that Cecilia Dapaah’s siblings made towards the funeral of her late mother were also stolen.

“Subsequently, my wife and I found out that some of our valuables as well as huge sums of money had been stolen from the storeroom.

“This included an amount of 210,000 US Dollars which belonged to my wife’s deceased brother, Nana Akwasi Essan II alias Charles Dapaah,” he said.

Other monies he said were stolen from their storeroom were: “Two Hundred Thousand US Dollars ($200,000 USD) belonging to Dorcas Wiredua, my niece who is also my client.

“Three Hundred Thousand Euros (£300,000) belonging to me,” and “Three Hundred Thousand Ghana Cedis (GHc300,000) being contributions that my wife’s siblings and her made towards the funeral of her late mother. Fifty Thousand Ghana Cedis (GHc50,000) belonging to my wife,” he stated.

Charges

Patience Botwe, 18, and Sarah Agyei, 30, together with Benjamin Sowah, Malik Dauda, Christiana Achab, Job Pomary, and Yahaya Sumaila have all denied the various charges pressed against them – ranging from Conspiracy to steal, stealing, dishonestly receiving, and money laundering.

Despite being granted bail, they cannot meet their respective bail conditions and are still in lawful custody.

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