Abandon 111 hospitals project; Focus on Neuroscience centre
A renowned Neurosurgeon at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital has appealed to the Akufo-Addo led government to abandon the plan to construct some 100 new hospitals and focus on investing the money in the establishment of a neuroscience centre. Dr Abdallah also slammed governments both current and previous for abandoning Ghana's biggest referral hospital describing it as criminal. According to him, it is unheard of that a Hospital of Korle Bu's stature has only four ICU beds and a deliberate attempt has not been made over the years to expand the number of beds and monitors at the ICU. His comments come after the mother of the late Michael Kofi Asamoah whose brain condition went viral on social media, Cordelia Ama Selormey, shared her experience at the Korle Bu Hospital over how she lost her son due to the lack of basic equipment like the defibrillator.
Chelsea Tayui to represent Ghana at Miss Universe 2021 in Florida
The winner of the 2020 Miss Universe-Ghana Chelsea Tayui is in the USA to represent Ghana at the 2021 edition of the annual Miss Universe international beauty pageant competition scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 16. According to the National Director of Miss Universe-Ghana, Mrs Menaye Donkor Muntari, a unanimous decision between MALZ Promotions, organizers of the pageant in Ghana and Miss Universe International was taken to privately appoint a representative this year. Twenty-five-year-old Chelsea Tayui was crowned in a private ceremony held at the Labadi Beach Hotel in September 2020.
It's criminal Ghana doesn't have defibrillators in hospitals
A Neurosurgeon at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital Dr. Hadi Abdallah has expressed anger over the poor state of the country's neurosurgeon unit at the premier hospital. Speaking to Francis Abban Wednesday, Dr Abdallah described as criminal the fact that specialist facilities do not have basic machines such as defibrillators which are used to restore a normal heartbeat by sending an electric pulse or shock to the heart. His comments come after the mother of the late Michael Kofi Asamoah whose brain condition went viral on social media, Cordelia Ama Selormey, shared her experience at the Korle Bu Hospital over how she lost her son due to the lack of basic equipment like the defibrillator.
Strongman endorses #FixTheCountry campaign with 'FixIt'
Ghanaian rapper Strongman is out with a new song 'FixIt' to add his voice to the impending social media campaign #FixTheCountry. Strongman also talks about other issues including unemployment, bad roads, increase in road accidents, among others. He stressed the need for politicians to serve the citizens by honoring their campaign promises.
Black Stars coach CK Akunnor to name squad for June friendly games
Head Coach of the Black Stars Charles Kwablan Akonnor will name his Black Stars squad on Wednesday at the Conference Hall of the Ghana Football Association. The Ghana coach will name the squad for two friendly matches that have been lined up for the team in the June International window. The friendly matches have been arranged to replace the FIFA World Cup qualifiers that got postponed last week by CAF. Coach Akonnor and his Technical team will use the games to further assess players ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in September.
President redeems $5000 promise to Black Satellites after Youth Championship triumph
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo through the Ministry of Youth and Sports has fulfilled a promise made to the victorious Under- 20 male national football team, the Black Satellites for winning the 2021 Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations tournament played in Mauritania. According to the Minister, the President promised to give each player an amount of US$10,000 with US$5,000 to be invested by the Ghana Life Insurance Company Pension Scheme for ten years adding that it has become a policy at the Ministry of Youth and Sports to provide insurance package to all national teams whenever they receive bonuses from engaging in competitions. The Chairman of the Black Satellites Management Committee, Dr. Randy Abbey responded on behalf of the team by expressing extreme gratitude to the President of the country for such a motivation.
Manchester City crowned English Premier League champions
Manchester City have been crowned 2020-21 Premier League champions after Manchester United's defeat to Leicester. A late defeat to Chelsea last weekend as closest rivals United won at Aston Villa kept City's champagne on ice but they finally reclaimed the Premier League title from Liverpool before kicking a ball again as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side were beaten 2-1 on Tuesday after making 10 changes to their starting line-up. City have now won three Premier League titles and eight major trophies under Guardiola, who last year signed a new two-year contract to remain at the club until 2023.
Koforidua: Court remands 31 Akanteng "galamsey Operatives'
The brief facts of the case were that the accused persons are group of persons who carried themselves as operatives of the National Security. He told the court that, the officers together with a team of police officers from the Eastern Regional Police command proceeded to the Akenteng portion of the Atewa forest reserve, near Osinease in the Eastern Region where the team met and rescued the accused persons from an angry youth at Akanteng. The Prosecution said preliminary Investigations revealed that, the accused persons are group of persons who carried themselves as National Security Operatives whereas in fact, they are not.