Saturday , December 9 2023


Chinese national, 6 others arrested for mining in Oda forest reserve

A Chinese national and six Ghanaians have been apprehended by the Bekwai Forestry Commission for engaging in illegal mining known in local parlance as galamsey. District Manager, Ernest Adofo speaking to Adom News said the suspects were caught in the act in the Oda Forest Reserve in the Amansie Central …

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Family of New Force spokesperson accuses government of kidnapping

The family of the spokesperson for the political movement, The New Force has accused Ghana’s government of kidnapping their daughter. According to them, Shalimar Abbiusi is not a criminal but has forcefully been detained by the National Investigation Bureau (NIB). In a new video released by the New Force, both …

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Historic Okomfo Anokye cola tree grows anew

The tree stump of the historic Okomfo Anokye Cola Tree at Feyiase in the Ashanti region which was left in the soil has begun sprouting, one month after the tree was felled on the blind side of the community. Okyeame Frimpong, a linguist at the Feyiase Traditional Council, disclosed this …

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Charles Bissue case: OSP incurs wrath of judge

The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) has incurred the wrath of the presiding judge, Justice Nicholas Mensah Abodakpi of the High Court in Accra (Human Rights Division) over what the judge described as “abuse of its powers.” Justice Abodakpi, also described as “scandalous” depositions made by the OSP in …

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Sam George goes berserk over LGBTQ+ bribery allegation

The Member of Parliament(MP) for the Ningo-Prampram, Sam George, flared up at the precincts on Wednesday over allegations made against him by Ablekuma North MP, Sheila Bartels, over the LGBTQI+ bill. Sam George, who is one of the proponents of the Anti-Gay bill, claimed that the Ablekuma North MP during a …

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AG to appeal Aisha Huang’s sentencing for stiffer punishment

Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Godfred Yeboah Dame

The Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Godfred Yeboah Dame, is not happy with the relatively lenient prison term and fine imposed on Aisha Huang, a Chinese illegal mining kingpin, by an Accra High Court. In a press statement released on Tuesday, December 5, Mr Dame expressed bewilderment at the trial …

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EC to conduct Assembly elections in Jasikan, Guan Districts

The Electoral Commission (EC) has announced that the District Level Elections (DLEs) will be conducted in the Jasikan and Guan Districts of the Oti region. This follows the maturity and passage of the Constitutional Instrument (CI) that allows the EC to conduct the exercise in the districts in question. Nominations for the …

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Wa Na installs Dr. Bawumia as ‘Meyiri ‘ – Builder of the House

The Paramount Chief of Wala Traditional Council, Naa Alhaji Fuseini Seidu Pelpuo VI, has honoured Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia with the royal title, Meyiri. At a ceremony at his palace in Wa on Monday, December 4, 2023, the Wa Na said the title, which means “builder of the house,’ …

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I wish I had the right to impose stiffer punishment on you – Judge to Aisha Huang

Aisha Huang

The judge who sentenced Aisha Huang, known as the Galamsey Kingpin, to four-and-a-half years in prison and a fine of GH¢48,000, Justice Lydia Osei Marfo, had expressed a desire for a more severe sentence if she had the authority. Justice Lydia Osei Marfo remarked that, the crimes committed by Aisha …

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Aisha Huang jailed

Illegal mining kingpin, Aisha Huang has been convicted of mining offences. The ‘galemsey queen’ was sentenced to jail for 4 and half years in prison. This was revealed by an Accra High Court on Monday, December 4, 2023. The Chinese national was standing trial for undertaking a mining operation without …

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