Thursday, May 25, 2017

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Work underway to flush out illegal quarry, sand winning in Nsawam

A member of the Parliamentary ad hoc committee tasked to investigate activities of illegal quarry and sand winning in the country say it is...

Nsawam Prisons Honours Sharubutu – Daily Guide Africa

National Chief Imam  Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu The Nsawam Prisons Command yesterday honoured the National Chief Imam Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu...

6,000 residents may be rendered homeless over quarry

Over 6,000 occupants in the mountainous areas of Otoase near Nsawam in the Eastern region may be rendered homeless because their settlement has been given out to a mining company for quarry.The mining company whose name is not known yet is preparing to begin operations.This has raised tension in the area amidst resistance from members of the community.A planned demonstration on Thursday by residents in the community was stopped by the Police.Queen mother of the area, Nana Awo Aboamah told Joy News’ Elton John Brobbey they are being forced out of the community against their will.She added the quarry project will be a great threat to the environment and their major source of water will be greatly affected.She said if the project should be allowed to continue, then everybody in the whole community would have to be relocated, something the community is not ready to agree to.She alleged that after some persons from the company were interrogated, they claimed the company is owned by one captain Buta and the NDC chairman Kwabena Adjei.The Police have declined comment on the matter but the MP for Ayensuono in the Eastern Region, Samuel Ayeh Paye told Joy News two Chinese men were arrested and detained at the Nsawam police station when the issue first broke.He said the bulldozer brought by the company to demolish the houses was also kept in police custody.According to him, a planned demonstration by the people over the incident was stopped on Thursday by the police with a court injunction.He said the people will take steps under the law to prevent the community from being taken over.

Ineffective Police investigations is cause of over crowding in Ghana’s Prisons

A senior officer at the Medium Security Prisons at Nsawam, Superintendent Edward Ashun, has attributed the continuous over-crowding in the prisons, to the lack of effective investigations conducted by the personnel of the Ghana Police Service before sending suspected criminals to the courts.He said there are several suspects languishing in the prison because of lack of evidence by the police to pursue such cases in court.This situation he observed was a contributing factor to the overcrowding at the Nsawam Prisons.Superintendent Edward Ashun was addressing students from the Sociology Department of University of Ghana, Legon, who visited the Nsawam Prisons last Saturday to acquaint themselves with the state of the country’s Prisons.The students who were mostly penology students visited the prisons as part of their academic work.Superintendent Ashun expressed worry about cases that have been abandoned by the police for lack of evidence yet the victims were still in prison custody, a situation he observed was affecting the management of the Prisons.According to Sup. Ashun, the Ghana Prisons Service is going through various structural and managerial transformation so as to meet international standards.He observed that the service is currently focusing on treatment and rehabilitation of the inmates so that criminals can actually reform and get back to the society.According to the Prison‘s officer, the prisons is admitting more criminals involved in rape related cases as against common offenses like stealing and robbery cases...

Swarm of bees bit man to death

General News of Saturday, 30 March 2013 Source: GNA A swarm of bees bit a man, Opayin Yaw Botwe, 84, alias O.K.

Nsawam Police Nab Fake Soldier

A 23 year old unemployed man has been arrested by the Nsawam Police for allegedly posing as an officer of the Ghana Armed Forces.Moses Asiedu, a resident of Adamu, a suburb of Nsawam in the Eastern Region, who had a fake identity card of the GAF is said to have collected monies from people to assist them get recruited into the army.The Nsawam District Police Commander, Superintendent Kwesi Boadu Kankam, told the Ghanaian Times here, that a soldier Private Asiedu Amos Adjetey, saw Asiedu dressed in military uniform and being suspicious, confronted him, to which Asiedu could not give an explanation.Private Adjetey, therefore, arrested Asiedu and took him to the Nsawam Police, where during a search on him, the fake identity card was found.According to Supt.