StarrFM News Summaries from February 26, 2021
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COVID-19: Ridge Hosp. allowed us bath our infected dead relative
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COVID-19: Ridge Hosp. allowed us bath our infected dead relative


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The family of a 49-year-old woman who died at the Ridge Hospital in Accra has accused the management of the facility of negligence after relatives were allowed access to the body of the deceased despite her COVID-19 status.
According to the family of the late Adiza Mohammed, authorities at Ridge allowed them to take hold of the body and bathe it after she died without any knowledge of her COVID status.
Family members who are challenging the causee of death of their relative say the hospital also failed to alert the COVID-19 taskforce to embark on contract tracing since no one in the family has been checked upon or tested for possible contraction of the virus from their late kinsman.


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Gov't to resolve chieftaincy disputes with DNA database
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Gov't to resolve chieftaincy disputes with DNA database


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Government will resort to a DNA database to resolve chieftaincy disputes in future, the Minister-Designate for Religious and Chieftaincy Affairs, Ebenezer Kojo Kum has said.
"Already the National House of Chiefs has started the process of documenting the various successions to the stools and skins. When I am given the nod, I intend to collaborate with them on another level to, if possible, introduce a DNA genealogy database that will complement what is already being used," he told the apartment committee Friday during his vetting in Parliament.
The challenge over stools and properties associated with such stools have led to the killing of many and maiming of thousands over the years.


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Ho: Our taps must flow, we need water
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Ho: Our taps must flow, we need water


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He said, "The good people of Sokode have been denied access to water which is a basic social amenity by the Ghana Water Company, thereby compelling residents to share water with animals and to depend on water from unhygienic sources such as streams, dams, well et cetera for their domestic use."
"We are again by this statement calling on the necessary stakeholders to take steps to address this issue to ensure our taps run with clean water in the next two weeks, so we are not to compel to show our displeasure through other lawful means available to us as citizens of Ghana. Let our taps flow, enough is enough."
Water Supply system with constant supply of water but for the past months is experiencing water shortage as the taps no longer flow.


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COVID-19: Ridge Hosp. allowed us bath our infected dead relative
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COVID-19: Ridge Hosp. allowed us bath our infected dead relative


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The family of a 49-year-old woman who died at the Ridge Hospital in Accra has accused the management of the facility of negligence after relatives were allowed access to the body of the deceased despite her COVID-19 status.
According to the family of the late Adiza Mohammed, authorities at Ridge allowed them to take hold of the body and bathe it after she died without any knowledge of her COVID status.
Family members who are challenging the causee of death of their relative say the hospital also failed to alert the COVID-19 taskforce to embark on contract tracing since no one in the family has been checked upon or tested for possible contraction of the virus from their late kinsman.


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Twitter to add two new features 'Communities' and 'Super Follows'
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Twitter to add two new features 'Communities' and 'Super Follows'


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Twitter announced during a presentation for analysts and investors, on Friday, its plans to introduce new features to the platform as part of its "What next" list.
Now, the upcoming features will include a payment feature, called 'Super Follows' that will enable users to give their followers access to extra content at a cost price, and the 'Communities' feature where people with similar interests can create and join groups.
The Community feature is similar to Facebook groups and can come in really handy for new Twitter subscribers as a lot of people find navigating the platform a bit difficult.


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Operations resume at KIA as workers meet gov't at Jubilee House
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Operations resume at KIA as workers meet gov't at Jubilee House


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Operations have resumed at the Kotoka International Airport as the leadership of the local union of public service workers Union of the Ghana Airport Company has ordered a four-hour freeze of the strike.
The union leaders led by General Secretary Bernard Adjei are currently in a crunch meeting at the Jubilee House over their demand for the removal of the Managing Director Mr. Yaw Kwakwa.
The statement further added that the "Action has become necessary following the Boards attempt to shelve the report of an investigative committee comprising the Ministry of Aviation, the Board, Senior Management, and the Public Services Workers Union which confirms the allegations of mismanagement and abuse of office leveled against the Managing Director, Mr Yaw Kwakwa."


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Funny Face and Adebayor reunite again
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Funny Face and Adebayor reunite again


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Togolese international football star Emmanuel Adebayor and Ghanaian comedian Funny Face are back together.
In July last year, Adebayor unfollowed Funny Face on Instagram for refusing to listen to his advice and since then, the two haven't been seen together nor exchanged messages on social media.
"Are you guys ready to see what I'm talking about?" Adebayor said in a video he shared on Instagram during his visit at the Accra Psychiatric Hospital before pointing his phone camera on Funny Face.


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Lady Gaga's dog-walker shot and bulldogs stolen
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Lady Gaga's dog-walker shot and bulldogs stolen


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This is not an isolated incident involving French bulldogs.
There have been several cases, around the United States, sometimes involving violent assaults on their owners, where the animals have been stolen.


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Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire to collaborate on Cocoa security
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Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire to collaborate on Cocoa security


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Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire have agreed to form a joint committee to find a lasting solution to security challenges faced by cocoa farmers along the southern parts of the shared border of the two countries.
Cocoa farmers report falling victim to the activities of the irregular Ivorian forces, who extort the farmers or seize their cocoa beans.
The delegation from Ghana was led by the Chief Executive of the Ghana Cocoa Board, Hon Joseph Boahen Aidoo, and made up of officials from COCOBOD, the Western Regional Minister, Hon.


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E/R: 16 dead in fatal crash involving two Buses at Akim Asafo
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E/R: 16 dead in fatal crash involving two Buses at Akim Asafo


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Sixteen passengers comprising 13 males and 3 females have died in a fatal head-on collision between two Kia Granbird Buses on the Akyem Asafo Stretch of the Accra to Kumasi Highway.
Starr News has gathered that a driver now deceased driving a Kia Granbird bus with registration number GT 5629-18 with passengers on board from Accra towards Kumasi direction made wrong overtaking on reaching Akyem Asafo junction stretch of the road and in the process crashed head-on with another Kia Granbird bus with registration number GE 5510-15.
Several passengers sustained serious injuries and were rushed to Suhum Government Hospital and Akim Asafo Health Center for treatment.


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Sports University coming up soon
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Sports University coming up soon


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Youth and Sports Minister-Designate Mustapha Yussif says government take advantage of the 2023 African Games to establish a University for Sports Development in Ghana.
He said the university will help uplift the image of sports by training athletes and sports personalities such as referees in the country.
"We are going to put up an Olympic Village, which will include facilities that will serve as the University for Sports Development after the African Games ends," he said.


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GHOne TV's Ridwan beats two Kenyans to win another Journalism Award
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GHOne TV's Ridwan beats two Kenyans to win another Journalism Award


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GHOne TV's multiple award-winning news anchor, Ridwan Karim Dini-Osman, has emerged Best African journalist in the TV category of the 2020 African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting Awards, held on the sidelines of the fifth UN Environmental Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya.
Ridwan's TV piece on Covid-19 waste disposal which has already received two awards from the International Centre for Journalists and the Ghana Journalists Association beat two renowned Kenyan science reporters, Zeynab Wandati and Sheila Sendeyo, both of NTV Kenya to win the coveted prize.
Ridwan Karim Dini-Osman is a multiple award winning broadcast journalist with more than 7 years experience.


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Popular Ghanaian photographer Bob Pixel passes away
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Popular Ghanaian photographer Bob Pixel passes away


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Popular Ghanaian photographer Emmanuel Bobbie of Bob Pixel has died.
The Deputy Programme Manager of the Expanded Programme on Immunisation at the Ghana Health Service John Frederick Dadzie says Ghanaians who refuse to take the COVID vaccine will become a health hazard to themselves and their families.
The first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccines from Covax, a World Health Organization-backed effort to procure and distribute inoculations for free to poor countries.


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KIA workers withdraw services; demand MD's removal
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KIA workers withdraw services; demand MD's removal


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Workers of Kotoka International Airport will on Friday withdraw some of their services in protest of alleged mismanagement by the Managing Director, Mr Yaw Kwakwa.
A statement issued Thursday directed all general staff to withdraw their services at the Kotoka International Airport from 06:00hrs Friday, 26th February 2021, until otherwise communicated by the Union.
The statement further added that the "Action has become necessary following the Boards attempt to shelve the report of an investigative committee comprising the Ministry of Aviation, the Board, Senior Management, and the Public Services Workers Union which confirms the allegations of mismanagement and abuse of office levelled against the Managing Director, Mr Yaw Kwakwa."


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Medeama coach bows out
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Medeama coach bows out


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Head coach for Ghana premier side Medeama SC, Samuel Boadu, has resigned from the club after their victory against eleven wonders Wednesday.
Former hearts of oak coach Kosta Pappic resigned two weeks ago citing "Personal issues" as his reason for leaving the club.
He was appointed as the head coach for Medeama in 2017.


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Court nullifies Western regional House of Chiefs elections
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Court nullifies Western regional House of Chiefs elections


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It would be recalled that October 6th last year there was Confusion at the Western Regional House of Chiefs over a decision to elect new executives for the House.
The confusion at the time followed an injunction filed by an aggrieved party restraining Awulae Amihere Kpanyili from using his stool name to contest for the President of the Western Regional House of Chiefs.
The court in its ruling ordered both the Western Regional House of Chiefs and the electoral commission to organise fresh elections only for the position of the President within ten days and allow the plaintiff Awulae Amihere Kpanyili to contest the elections as well.


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Homosexuality is immoral, dehumanizing
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Homosexuality is immoral, dehumanizing


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The Minority leader of Ghana's Parliament Haruna Iddrisu has described homosexuality as immoral and dehumanizing.
Speaking on GH Today on GHOne TV Thursday, the lawmaker said Ghana has been too tolerant of high profile foreign officials supporting homosexuality in its territory.
The LGBT Community in Ghana says the safety of its members is being threatened after officials of the National Security raided their office Wednesday afternoon.


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More Americans are identifying as LGBTQ than ever before, poll finds
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More Americans are identifying as LGBTQ than ever before, poll finds


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A new poll shows that an unprecedented number of US adults identify as LGBTQ - and that young people, especially Generation Z, are driving the increase.
The majority of LGBTQ Americans identify as bisexual.
Following the majority which identify as bisexual, the poll shows that nearly a quarter of LGBTQ adults - 24.5% - identify as gay, followed by 11.7% as lesbian and 11.3% as transgender.


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Expel diplomats supporting LGBT in Ghana
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Expel diplomats supporting LGBT in Ghana


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The Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Sam George, has called for the expulsion of diplomats who have declared support for the LGBT community in Ghana.
Speaking on GH Today on GHOne TV Thursday, the lawmaker said Ghana has been too tolerant of high profile foreign officials supporting homosexuality in its territory.
The LGBT Community in Ghana says the safety of its members is being threatened after officials of the National Security raided their office Wednesday afternoon.


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Father of Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker dies after drowning
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Father of Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker dies after drowning


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The father of Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker drowned in a lake near his holiday home in southern Brazil on Wednesday, local police said.
Alisson joined Liverpool in 2018 from Roma and was voted FIFA Best Men's Goalkeeper in 2019.
In 2018, Alisson Becker spoke about the impact his father had on him in becoming a footballer.


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