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Conflicts between ranchers and villagers in Afram Plains resulted in one confirmed fatality



At Maame Krobo in the Kwahu Afram Plains South District of the Eastern Region, fighting between farmers and nomadic herdsmen has resulted in the confirmed death of one person.

Following a visit to the problematic region, Seth Acheampong, the chairman of the Eastern Regional Security Council (REGSEC), verified the fatality.

Over the weekend, tensions between farmers in Maame Krobo and nomadic herdsmen flared out once more.

Farmers and locals claim that one man was shot by herdsmen inside his home in the community.

The locals attacked the herders in retaliation and drove them from the area.

However, the situation is still tense since farmers are afraid to go to their farms because they believe the nomadic herders are hidden in the woodlands and forests.

Rebecca Agbovi, the deceased’s wife, demands justice and assistance for her four children, who she claims need to start school again.

“Who would encourage me to send my kids back to school?” Their father has passed away. If the government doesn’t help me, I’ll keep knocking on the District Chief Executive’s doors every day.

Enoch Teye Soda, a sub-chief at Maame Krobo, commanded that the offenders be dealt with.

“In his room, the man was shot. He was merely wearing a piece of fabric around him when they blasted through his window. We must prevent this because it is terrifying. The perpetrators of this must be punished. Even my farmers are unable to visit their properties again.

There is still a strong security presence in the neighborhood.

The Eastern Region Minister, Mr. Acheampong, visited Maame Krobo and provided assurances of public safety to allow life to return to normal in the neighborhood.

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Akufo-Addo leaves Ghana for state visit to Guinea-Bissau



At the invitation of the president of Guinea-Bissau, His Excellency Umaru Sissoco Embalo, Chairperson of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, led the Ghanaian delegation out of the country on Sunday, May 14, 2023.

The visit’s goals are to further solidify the already close ties between the two nations and look into potential new areas of cooperation for their mutual advantage.

The President will meet with President Embalo in private during his visit to Guinea-Bissau. He will also receive the Amilcar Cabral Medal, the country’s highest honor, speak at the law school of the Amilcar Cabral University, and interact with the Ghanaian soldiers serving in Bissau as part of the ECOWAS Stabilization Support Mission.

The Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, Minister of Foreign Affairs, as well as representatives from the Presidency and Foreign Ministry, accompanied the President.

On Tuesday, May 16, 2018, the President will return to Ghana. During his absence, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President, would carry out the President’s duties in accordance with Article 60(8) of the Constitution.

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At Bortianor, a three-story church edifice collapses



In Bortianor, in the Greater Accra Region, frantic rescue efforts are under way to locate any bodies that may be trapped under a three-story church structure.

On May 9, the Word in Action Church structure fell.

There are concerns that some churchgoers may have been present when the tragedy occurred.

The Ghana Police Service had representatives on the scene.

The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) and the Ghana National Fire Service sent employees to the scene to assist with rescue operations.

Thousands of locals flocked to the area to assist in saving loved ones who might have been inside the church when the structure collapsed.

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Re-election of Apostle Nyamekye as head of the Church of Pentecost



On May 4, Apostle Eric Nyamekye was chosen once again to lead the Church of Pentecost for the ensuing five years.

With a staggering 99.45 percent of the voting, Apostle Nyamekye was re-elected.

The 46th General Council Meetings of the Church took place in the Pentecost Convention Center in the Central Region, where the elections took place.

Apostle Prof Opoku Onyinah was elected to succeed Apostle Nyamekye on May 3, 2018, exactly five years ago. At the time, he served as the area head of the Church of Pentecost in Koforidua. He succeeded as the Church’s sixth leader.

Voting results on Thursday showed that Apostle Nyamekye had earned the conclave’s support.

On Thursday, he received 1,255 of the 1,262 “Yes” votes. Five years prior, he had received 994 of the 1009 “Yes” votes.

At the same council meetings, Apostle Samuel Gyau Obuobi was also chosen to serve as the church’s general secretary.

Apostle Kumi Larbi, who held the position for 10 years, is replaced by him.

Apostle Obuobi, 53, received 1,256 ‘Yes’ votes out of 1,262 total ballots, or 99.6%.

The following five years will be his tenure.

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