Police sergeant in viral video smoking narcotic interdicted

The Police Administration has interdicted Sgt. Isaac Nii Sowah, stationed at the Accra Regional Police Command, who was captured in uniform smoking a substance suspected to be a narcotic drug.
 
Police have said the investigation into the incident is ongoing, and the Sergeant will be taken through the necessary disciplinary and legal action.
 
In addition, he would be given the necessary psycho-social support in line with the new strategic police welfare policy, the police added.

Armed robber sentenced to 16 years imprisonment in hard labour.

In another development, an armed robber who was arrested by the Police at Sefwi Nketieso in the Western Region has been handed a 16-year jail term by the court.
The convict, Isaac Addae, on May 29, 2022, visited his victim, a gold buyer, under the pretext of selling him some gold.
When the victim took him to his room to weigh the said gold, Isaac Addae pulled out a knife, stabbed him, robbed him of an amount of GH¢15,000.00 and a mobile phone.
On June 9, 2022, he was given 16 years imprisonment in hard labour by the court after he pleaded guilty to the charges brought against him.
 

source: citinewsroom.com

Minority to block gov’t bills for delay in passing anti-LGBTQ bill

The Minority in Parliament has accused the Chairman of the committee working on the anti-LGBTQ bill, of deliberately slowing down work on the bill. The minority says they have not seen any progress since the bill was introduced to the house about a year ago.
 
They have, therefore, vowed to block the passage of government bills if the LGBTQI bill is not worked on with urgency.
 
Speaking on the floor of the house on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak stressed the need for the bill to be dealt with speedily.
“As far as the constitution is concerned, when you introduce a bill, and it is referred to the committee, that committee must not spend more than three months,” Mr. Mubarak argued.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Committee working on the bill, Kwame Anyimadu-Antwi has explained why work on the bill had delayed.
“I would want to draw the House’s attention that there are several bills before the committee. We had one in-camera meeting last week, and we have invited the sponsors of this bill for these meetings.”
 
“Honourable Bedzrah was at these meetings, so it was surprising that the same person who was aware of what the committee is doing will say that the committee is doing nothing about the bill. I want to set the records straight that the committee is on course, so far as bills are concerned.”
To this explanation made by the committee chairman, Alhaji Muntaka responded on Omaru Sanders Eye Witness News that “it is against our standing order 136 that clearly states that bills before the committee should not last three months. And committee chair Kwame Anyimadu-Antwi should know.”
 
The Bill on the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values’, prescribes that people of the same sex who engage in sexual activity could spend up to 10 years in jail and was presented to Speaker, Alban Bagbin in June last year.
 
Varying forms of support for the LGBTQ+ community will also be criminalized if the Bill is passed into law.
 
The members of Parliament that presented the bill are, Sam George (MP, Ningo Prampram), Emmanuel Bedzrah (MP, Ho West) Della Adjoa Sowah (MP, Kpando), John Ntim Fordjour (MP, Assin South), Alhassan Sayibu Suhuyini (MP, Tamale North), Helen Adjoa Ntoso (MP, Krachi West), Rita Naa Odoley Sowah (MP, La Dadekotopon) and Rockson Nelson Dafeamekpor (MP, South Dayi).
 

No treatment for Monkey Pox; prevention, early detection is key – DG, GHS

Ghana, according to the Director General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma Aboagye confirms first five cases on monkey Pox in the country. Dr. Patrick Kuma Aboagye on citi FMs Eye Witness News this evening says the virus is in three regions; Eastern, Western and Greater Accra region.
 
He explains that investigations reveal a total of 12 suspected cases since May 24, this year. Out of that number, five cases have been confirmed in Accra. None has lost their lives to this disease.
Monkey Pox is a disease transmitted from infested animals such as monkeys, squirrels rodents, etc into human.  Dr. Partrick Aboagye further explained that human-to-human transmission occurs through skin-to-skin contact, face-to-face or mouth-to-skin contact. “It can also be spread through touching of beddings, towels, clothes used by an infected person”. He said.

Symptoms:

Fever, swellings in the armpit, headaches, muscle aches and general body pains as well as skin rashes and blisters are the symptoms.

 

“There is clearly no treatment for Monkey Pox. Fortunately, it’s a mild to moderate case, especially the West Africa on is mild to moderate” The Director General said.

 

 

He cautioned the public to keep their skin lesions clean and hydrated.
 
He called for prevention and early detection among the general public to ensure this disease does not become a pandemic.

 

Monkey Pox is reported to be very endemic in Nigeria and Cameroon and has recently found its way into Ghana.

Protect yourself from monkeypox

  • Avoid contact with infected people.
  • Wear face mask if you are in contact with someone with symptoms.
  • Avoid contact with infected animals.
  • Practice good hand hygiene, especially after you come in contact with infected — or suspected infected — animals or humans. For example, wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Use personal protective equipment when you care for patients with confirmed or suspected monkeypox infection.
  • Only eat well cooked meat. 
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