Daily Guide – One district, one factory takes off.

All seems to be set for the implementation of the much-touted ‘One District, One Factory’ flagship programme of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).

While some people, especially political opponents, have expressed doubts about the implementation of the programme, others have even wondered whether the programme would come on at all.

But addressing a durbar of the chiefs and people of Sefwi-Wiawso in the Western Region on the first day of his six-day duty tour of the Western and the Central Regions yesterday, President Akufo-Addo cleared the doubts hanging on the programme.

According to him, Trade Minister, Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen, and his team would begin to roll out the programme this month (August).

“From August onwards, the programme is going to start rolling out, the ‘One District, One Factory’ programme,” he told the gathering.

 EC probe begins!

…CJ quizzes 3

Preliminary investigations into the alleged abuse of power and corruption scandal that have rocked the Electoral Commission (EC) have commenced, DAILY GUIDE has reliably been informed.

The Chief Justice has reportedly written officially to the embattled Chairperson of the EC, Charlotte Osei, to respond to the damning allegations that could lead to her impeachment.

DAILY GUIDE learnt that the letter from the Office of the Chief Justice was delivered last Friday. The two other commissioners, Amadu Sulley and Georgina Opoku-Amankwa, have equally been written to, to react to the petitions against them, seeking their removal from office.

Legal Impediment

However, before the formal preliminary investigation commences, a private citizen, Ayamga Yakubu Akoglo, has filed a writ at the Supreme Court, seeking to prevent the Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo, from going ahead to investigate the EC boss.

Anti-galamsey operation kills one in Obuasi

There is uneasy calm at the Obuasi town of Ayimadukrom in the Ashanti Region following the alleged shooting to death of a 31-year-old man by anti-illegal mining (galamsey) taskforce during a raid Sunday evening.

Kwabena Agyemang, who was said to be working along the bank of River Kwabrafo, was allegedly shot from the back at close range reportedly by a member of ‘Operation Vanguard’ – the anti-galamsey task force – stationed at Wawase, an Obuasi suburb, when he and other residents attempted to run away upon sighting members of the taskforce.

Residents of the area told DAILY GUIDE yesterday at the scene that the victim was left to his fate, as members of the taskforce made a barricade around him and ordered them (residents) to lock themselves up in their rooms.

 



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