More than 3,000 prospective 2013 Hajj pilgrims in the country, under the Chairmanship of Alhaji Ibrahim Abdul Rauf Tanko of the National Hajj Committee (NHC), have so far been airlifted to Saudi Arabia to perform this year’s Hajj.
A Commissioner of Police at the Police Headquarters in Accra, Mr James Oppong-Boanuh, has called on the security agencies to be ready to play active roles through peacekeeping to secure the peace and stability of Africa.
The District Grand Lodge of Ghana has presented a cheque for GH¢20,000 to the Methodist University College of Ghana (MUCG) for the establishment of a Chair of Mathematics in honour of the late Dr James Villiers Legge Phillips.
The Nkawie Circuit Court in the Atwima Nwabiagya District in the Ashanti Region has ordered that money being used by four ‘galamsey’ operators who attempted to bribe officials of the Forestry Division in the Nkawie District be paid into government chest.
A 27-year-old driver, Felix Annor, has been sentenced to 24 months’ imprisonment with hard labour by the circuit court at Odumase-Krobo for dishonesty and appropriating property belonging to Joseph Tetteh Kwao, a palm wine tapper.
As part of activities to celebrate the 45th anniversary and founders day celebration of the Manya Krobo Senior High School (MAKROSEC) at Odumase-Krobo in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality, the school has organised a health screening exercise and donated blood to support the Eastern Regional Hospital in Koforidua and the Atua Government Hospital Blood Bank at Odumase Krobo.
The Volta Regional Director of the Centre for National Culture (CNC), Mr Emmanuel Quao, has called for collective responsibility to critically examine the intellectual foundations of indigenous culture in order to make it more relevant to the dynamics on the global scene.
In what is expected to be the largest congregation of people at any Christian outdoor event in Ghana, the Christ For All Nations (CfAN) ministry is set to mount a three-night evangelistic crusade in Accra in November this year. Ministering will be the famous German international evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke.
Naatoa Telecommunications Systems, representatives of MTN, and Akyem Oda Citizens Association in Toronto, Canada, have donated hospital equipment worth GH¢26,000 to the Oda Government Hospital at a ceremony at Oda.