Hundreds of angry residents, mostly illegal small scale miners at Kwameniapa in Prestea Huni Valley District of the Western Region, have invoked curses of river deities on the government of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and security personnel for ‘collapsing their mining business.’
The miners, who took to the three main roundabouts in Prestea township on Friday, September 1, 2017 used items including coffins, eggs, pieces of red cloth, white fowls and schnapps to rain curses on the government and its anti-galamsey task force—Operation Vanguard—for ‘destroying’ their mining equipment and properties at Kwameniapa on August 28, 2017.
The action by the miners happened last week Friday after the anti-galamsey task force (Operation Vanguard) stormed mining sites at Kwameniapa and allegedly destroyed mining machines and properties belonging to the miners on August 28, 2017.
GJA cautions journalists
…over smear campaigns against local businesses
Ghanaian journalists have been urged to avoid the practice of using the media as a tool to wage smear campaign against individuals, especially local businesses and individuals, who have made substantial contributions towards the growth of the economy.
To this end, GJA entreated journalists to understand that a successful business was critical to the growth of the media.
A statement issued at the weekend in Accra by the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) and signed by its president, Affail Monney gave the caution.
PPP to hold const. elections
…to elect executives
PROGRESSIVE People’s Party (PPP) has disclosed that it will hold its constituency level elections in September and November this year to elect constituency executives to man affairs of the party across the country for the 2020 general election.
The notice of polls is out and sources indicate that the elections are going to be keenly contested.
And one of the constituencies that will be keenly contested is the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem (KEEA), which election is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
In an interview with journalists in Accra, National Secretary of the PPP, Murtala Mohammed, revealed that there are about 1,500 paid-up delegates in this year’s KEEA constituency election in eight zones.