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Stop targeting Electrochem; it is impeding growth of Ada – Atta-Akyea

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Parliament then launched an investigation into the situation in attempt to find a long-term solution. During the committee's visit to the Songor salt mining site, its Chairman, Samuel Atta-Akyea, emphasised that he would deal with such anti-progress entities.

The Chairman of Parliament’s Mines and Energy Committee, Samuel Atta-Akyea, has declared that the inhabitants of Ada’s objection to Electrochem Ghana’s salt mining activities are a criminal attempt to stymie the company’s growth.

He warned them not to engage in any actions that might jeopardise the firm’s success.

Residents of Ada have long claimed that the company’s presence in the region will deprive them of their livelihoods.

On November 6, a disagreement between the two sides culminated in the death of one person at Toflokpo, as well as the injury of numerous other locals during a shooting incident.

Parliament then launched an investigation into the situation in an attempt to find a long-term solution.

During the committee’s visit to the Songor salt mining site, its Chairman, Samuel Atta-Akyea, emphasised that he would deal with such anti-progress entities.

“My pain is hearing that there are some people who believe that if they don’t undermine this enterprise with our personal interest, they won’t be happy. It also means that if we should just put together a very vile conspiracy and commit some crimes and even kill somebody, that is their pleasure. We cannot have that lawlessness, undermining an undertaking that can bless the entire country.”

“So I am using this opportunity to sound a note of caution to those who believe that this whole Ada traditional area should not improve—when you have an investor who wants to improve the lots of the people. When they will seize some of the production lines for you to go produce and even create a ready market, and then they buy it off you. And then somebody who believes that this undertaking should be undermined. That lawlessness will have to cease. And this is one of the things that I, as the chairman of the committee, will take up at the highest level so that this country should not have people who want to undermine progress,” he stated.

However, John Jinapor, the Ranking Member of the Mines and Energy Committee, stated that the committee will take efforts to achieve a win-win situation for a calm and business-friendly environment.

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Information Minister defends SSNIT’s investment in Rock City Hotel

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In the past, SSNIT effectively exited unprofitable ventures, allowing other shareholders to take control. According to the Information Minister, a Ghanaian entrepreneur with a successful track record in hospitality has indicated interest in acquiring SSNIT's stake in Rock City Hotel, which has over 800 rooms and employs many young people. The entrepreneur intends to build infrastructure, create more employment, and make substantial contributions to Ghana's economy, notably in the hotel industry, which is expected to rise to $5 million yearly. Despite satisfying regulations and going through a competitive procedure, others contend that the minister's involvement creates a conflict of interest.

Fatimatu Abubakar, Minister of Information, has shed light on Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) investments during a familiarisation trip at Multimedia Group Limited.

SSNIT, which was formed to offer pensions to participants, invests contributions to create cash for beneficiaries.

However, SSNIT’s venture into hospitality businesses, including hotels and guest homes, has created criticism.

In the past, SSNIT effectively exited unprofitable ventures, allowing other shareholders to take control.

According to the Information Minister, a Ghanaian entrepreneur with a successful track record in hospitality has indicated interest in acquiring SSNIT’s stake in Rock City Hotel, which has over 800 rooms and employs many young people.

The entrepreneur intends to build infrastructure, create more employment, and make substantial contributions to Ghana’s economy, notably in the hotel industry, which is expected to rise to $5 million yearly.

Despite satisfying regulations and going through a competitive procedure, others contend that the minister’s involvement creates a conflict of interest.

However, the entrepreneur was not a cabinet member when the procedure began. Politics should not deprive a talented Ghanaian of the opportunity to contribute to their country’s prosperity.

She also stated that Ghanaians should encourage local investment and assist talented individuals who can drive economic progress and generate jobs.

This allows us to encourage tourism, hospitality, and economic growth, which will help our country in the long run. Let us create a culture that promotes local investment and celebrates Ghanaian success stories.

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4-year-old manoeuvres father’s car and slams into an electric pole

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To satisfy his curiosity, the four-year-old manoeuvred the car, leading it to collide with an electrical pole. According to eyewitnesses, the vehicle collided with the pole head-on, mangled the whole front end of the automobile before coming to a stop. Concerned spectators raced to the scene to carefully remove the youngster from the automobile. Fortunately, the event did not result in any injuries to the youngster.

A four-year-old youngster barely avoided harm after driving his father’s automobile unaccompanied in Dunkwa-on-Offin in the Central area.

The event happened when the toddler was left alone in a black SUV with the plate number GS 8757-10.

The boy’s father allegedly parked on the shoulder of the road and walked out to attend to other business.

To satisfy his curiosity, the four-year-old manoeuvred the car, leading it to collide with an electrical pole.

According to eyewitnesses, the vehicle collided with the pole head-on, and mangled the whole front end of the automobile before coming to a stop.

Concerned spectators raced to the scene to carefully remove the youngster from the automobile.

Fortunately, the event did not result in any injuries to the youngster.

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Three dead, several others injured in an accident at Anyinasusu

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Ibrahim Yogo, the Assemblyman for Anyinasusu, confirmed the occurrence to the media, saying the three victims died on the scene. Mr. Yogo ascribed the accident on the lack of speed bumps on the route. He described how a fast bus driver tried an overtake and crashed with a truck carrying mangoes at the time.

An accident at Anyinasusu in the Offinso South Municipality of the Ashanti Region claimed the lives of three individuals and wounded others.

The sad occurrence occurred on Tuesday, at approximately 11 p.m.

It involved a Yutong bus from Kumasi to Gaaru and a Rhino vehicle.

Ibrahim Yogo, the Assemblyman for Anyinasusu, confirmed the occurrence to the media, saying the three victims died on the scene.

Mr Yogo ascribed the accident to the lack of speed bumps on the route.

He described how a fast bus driver tried an overtake and crashed with a truck carrying mangoes at the time.

The casualties are now being treated at St. Patrick’s Government Hospital, while the corpses of the deceased have been put in the mortuary.

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