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Suspension of Herbert Mensah ‘illegal’ – GRFU

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The Judicial Officer of the Ghana Rugby Football Federation (GRFU), Chester Anie, has hinted that the decision of the organisation’s board to suspend the Union’s president, Herbert Mensah, was unconstitutional.

The GRFU Board on 11th May suspended its president at a board meeting and named James Nunoo, the vice-president as their acting CEO. But Anie informs JoySports that the GRFU constitution provides for board meetings to be convened only by the CEO and chairman who happens to also be the president – and in this case – Mr Mensah.

“According to our constitution nobody can call a board meeting, except the CEO and chairman, unless they are incapacitated – ill or incommunicable, and even in those circumstances, there is a procedure. The CEO and chairman is not incapacitated,” Anie told JoySports

Mensah was suspended after allegations of unilateralism, conflict of interest and physical abuse were levelled against him by the players association of Ghana Rugby. The petition, after levelling the allegations, demanded for Mensah to step down as president. The petition and demands of the players’ union were supported by the coaches association.

Anie says that as a result of the failure of some members of the board to follow laid down procedure, he in his capacity of the judicial officer of the GRFU and also a member of its board, refused to honour meetings scheduled.

“I did not think anybody could convene a board meeting without the endorsement of the chairman and CEO, who is not incapacitated and is right here in Accra so I disassociated myself from the first meeting, the second meeting and the third meeting, not based on family and friends but based on my career as a lawyer and my understanding that this was not proper.”

The Board have however indicated that Mensah refused to honour meetings meant to help the Rugby Union address these allegations, and that inspired their decision to suspend him.

On June 8, the board is set to convene a special General Assembly in order to permanently remove Mensah from office.

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VIDEO: Computer Man begs Akufo-Addo to appoint COP Kofi Boakye as IGP

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Prophet Eric Amponsah, (Computer Man)

• Prophet Eric Amponsah has pleaded with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to appoint COP Nathan Kofi Boakye as IGP

• According to Computer Man, COP Kofi Boakye has the capacity to deal with crime-related activities recorded in the country

• He made the appeal while sharing his views on recent crimes witnessed in Ghana

The Founder and Leader of Hope Generation Ministry, Prophet Eric Amponsah, has made a passionate appeal to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to appoint COP Nathan Kofi Boakye as the next Inspector General of Police.

Speaking in an interview with Oman Channel sighted by Ghanaweb, Prophet Amponsah touted the Head of Research and Planning for the Police Service as the only person viable of leading a police service capable of dealing with the recent rise in crimes.

“I will appeal to the President, His Excellency Nana Addo Danwka Akufo-Addo to appoint COP Kofi Boakye as IGP. Maybe COP Kofi Boakye between 2014 and 2016 supervised some arrests in the Ashanti Region which may not have augured well. But the only thing that can make Ghana peaceful and end armed robbery is COP Kofi Boakye. You can mark it on a wall,” Computer Man stated while sharing his view on the recent robbery cases including two separate attacks on bullion vans.

Armed gunmen on Monday, June 14, 2021, attacked a bullion van at Jamestown in Accra.
The robbers after staging the attack in which they made away with some undisclosed amount left dead a police officer who was on escort duty in the attacked van and a trader who was a resident in the vicinity.

On the next Tuesday after the Jamestown attack, another bullion van robbery incident was staged on the Accra -Winneba Road.

Unlike the Jamestown incident, the Accra-Winneba Road attack was unsuccessful as the robbers failed to stop the van despite their firing of several gunshots.

The two broad daylight robbery attacks coupled with other gun-related crimes recorded over the past few weeks has led many Ghanaians to raise concern over the level of security in the country.

Some Security Analyst including Mr Adam Bonaa have called for the resignation of the current Inspector General of Police.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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VIDEO: Fire guts warehouse at Madina

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Fire has gutted the warehouse of Lesfam Company Limited, a beverages distributor at Madina Ritz Junction in Accra.

The fire incident occurred in the late hours of Sunday, June 20, 2021 during a downpour in the area.

The cause of the fire, which destroyed goods worth thousands of cedis, is yet to be known.

Witnesses looked on helpless as the fire ravages property at the warehouse.

All attempts by residents to douse the fire proved futile as the fire was too strong to douse.

However, personnel from the Ghana Fire Service came to the scene to put out the fire but did not have it easy.

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Ghanaians on social media hound Rebecca Akufo-Addo over husband being ‘sleepless’

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and wife, Rebecca Akufo-Addo

What looked like a romantic father’s day message to her husband, President Nana Akufo-Addo, turned sour as Ghanaian social media users directed their anger on first lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo.

She took to social media Sunday to praise her husband on father’s day and expressed how proud she was that Nana Akufo-Addo was working to make things work in the country.

“Over the last four years having watched and prayed for my husband as father of the nation, I have had a close view of the sleepless nights, the countless overstretches and the physical strain to make this country work,” she stated in his article.

Madam Akufo-Addo added, “President Akufo-Addo remains a father we all would be proud of.”

But the above message which was part of her goodwill message to the president has infuriated most Ghanaians who believe the nation is not on the right track, owning to the fact the cost of living is high in the country.

The first lady’s message coincided with an increment in fuel prices across the country– the more reason some Ghanaians descended on her.

Some asked if she was really in Ghana while others criticised Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for sleeping in public.

Below are some of the responses to the first lady’s father’s day message to her husband:

Source: myxyzonline.com

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