UTAG To Embark On Strike January 10.

The Secretary to the University of Ghana Teachers Association (UG-UTAG), Prof Ransford Gyampo has said the National Leadership of the Association has served notice for an expected UTAG industrial action on the 10th January 2022.

According to him, all stakeholders have been served with the notice for their intended strike action except the National Labour Commission (NLC) who said they were still on Christmas break.
In an interview with Starr FM, Prof. Gyampo stated that the NLC cannot frustrate their intended strike, “we wouldn’t be confused and we wouldn’t be dazed by their very childish attempt at frustrating whatever we want to do to protest and fight for our better conditions of service.”

He explained further that “earlier, UG-UTAG had decided to strike on its own on the 3rd. But I think there were some negotiations and discussions and so UG had to rescind the decision and to wait for UTAG national industrial action so we could also join.”

“Notices as far as I am concerned have been sent to all stakeholders about the intention to strike because agreements reached have not been respected. Timelines agreed upon have not been adhered to. Now all others have received their notifications but when we were at the National Labour Commission they said they were on break and they would not resume until the 10th of January.
“I don’t know any government agency that has gone on that long break but we know that these are part of the very feeble strategies. Let it be known to the National Labour Commission that we are coming again and that they don’t have what it takes to outsmart University Lecturers,” he disclosed.

The UG-UTAG Secretary, however, disclosed that the National Leadership of the Association would put out the official notification for the strike action this week.

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Takoradi: Six Armed Robbers Arrested After Gun Battle With Police.

Six suspected armed robbers have been apprehended by the Mpohor District Police after they robbed some scrap dealers on Saturday, January 8, 2022.

The scrap dealers Haruna Dayan and Abdul Rauf who are from Kansaworodo a suburb in Takoradi on Saturday, January 8, were going about in search of scraps to buy at Mpohor Town in the Western Region when they were attacked by eight men armed with locally made pistols and cutlasses who were aboard an Opel Taxi Cab with registration number WR 3186-14.

In the process of the robbery, one of the robbers cut the pockets of their victims and made away with 1,200 cedis. The victim scrap dealers proceeded to the Mpohor Police station to report the incident resulting in a team of Police patrolling the town in search of the suspects.

Meanwhile, the youth of Ayiem a town in the Mpohor District also volunteered to patrol alongside the Police and at 2:30 pm thereabouts alerted the Police that they had apprehended four of the suspects except for one Philemon Essien, 33 years, who was armed with a locally manufactured pistol.

When Police, however, arrived at a scene around River Butre in the course of their patrol, the said Philemon Essien who was hiding there upon sensing danger opened and exchanged fire with the Police where he sustained gunshot wounds in his left hand.

The suspects who have so far been arrested by the Police and assisting in investigations include Philemon Essien 33 years, Emmanuel Yalley 25 years, Muhammed Sumaila 29 years, Evans Armarh 25 years, Patrick Aboah 25 years and Augustine Nana Abaka 27 years.

Meanwhile suspect Philemon Essien who sustained gunshot wounds on his left hand and suspect Emmanuel Yalley who was severely beaten by the Ayiem Youth were rushed to Effiankwanta Regional Hospital where they are receiving treatment under police guard.

Efforts are also being made to arrest two other suspects who are on the run.

The five suspects are expected to be arraigned before the District Magistrate Court on Monday 10th January 2022 on a holding charge of robbery to be remanded for further investigations.

Source: Starrfm.com

Nigeria: Man Build House Upside Down.

Marek Cyran from Niagara in the United States of America said he got the idea of building his house upside down after he saw it in Poland while on vacation.

However, when he returned and suggested the idea to his community members they only made fun of him wrote it off thinking it was just a figment of his imagination.

In a bid to prove that the idea was possible, Marek put channelled his mind, resources and efforts into making it a reality.

He succeeded in putting up a one-storey building at Niagara Falls which has now become a tourist attraction centre where people visit to pay a fee and watch the exterior and the interior.
In a YouTube Video by Kool Buildings, the roof of the building appears rooted to the ground while what would have been the base faces the sky.

The interior also shows even the kitchen, dining table, bedroom and other parts of the rooms including even a decorative plant in overturned.

Marek himself is seen in the video explaining the idea behind the building while taking people round its interior. He disclosed that the nature of the house gets people dizzy while inside because their minds are forces to adapt to a totally different environment.

Source: Starrfm

Kenya Reports Shortage Of Condoms.

The health authorities in Kenya have urged people to use other alternatives as the country is experiencing a shortage of condoms.

Restaurants, hospitals and other public facilities have not had free condoms in their toilets for people to take.

A government agency, the National Aids and STIs Control Programme (Nascop) has expressed concern over the shortage.

The shortage has been attributed to high taxes imposed on condoms even though they are usually donor-funded.

Earlier this year, a tax dispute between the government and donors who import anti-HIV drugs led to a shortage of the commodity.

Kenya needs 455 million condoms annually while the government only provides 1.6 million per month.

2022 Budget Most Empathetic – Fix The Country Movement.

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Fixing The Country Movement has described the 2022 budget presented by the Finance Minister in Parliament as the most empathetic, thought-provoking and forward-looking budget in recent times.

“Fixing The Country Movement sees the 2022 Budget statement as the most empathetic, thought-provoking, and forward-looking budgets in recent years against the backdrop of disruption and “pain” imposed on Ghanaians by CoVID-19.

“Digitalization of the economy, skills development and entrepreneurship also featured prominently in the presentation,” the group said in a statement signed by its convener Ernest Owusu Bempah Friday.

The movement is, therefore, calling on Ghanaians to support the Akufo-Addo government to succeed in its plans for the country.

Below are details of the statement

Akufo-Addo is fixing it, lets support him- Fixing The Country Movement

In accordance with Article 179 of the 1992 Constitution and Section 21 (3) of the Public Financial Management Act, 2016, (Act 921), the Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, on behalf of the President laid before Parliament, the 2022 Budget Statement and Economic Policy of Government on Wednesday, 17th November, 2021.

The budget primarily focussed on expanding on Ghana’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as creating a climate-friendly entrepreneurial state to address unemployment and import substitution

Justin Bieber To Tour Five Continents On The “Justice World Tour”.

Justin Bieber has announced the new dates for his Justice World Tour. The tour is set to take place May 2022 through March 2023 and Bieber will touch five continents, 20 countries, and over 90 dates.

The new dates come on the heels of his recently announced 52-date 2022 North American tour, kicking off in San Diego on February 18.

The international shows start in May 2022 in Mexico and will then continue on to Scandinavia for festival shows in August; South America, South Africa and the Middle East in September & October, and then over to Australia and New Zealand in November & December before moving to the UK and Europe in early 2023.

“We’ve been working hard to create the best show we’ve ever done, and we can’t wait to share it with fans around the world. I’ll see you soon,” said Bieber.


The Def Jam singer has released the video for his single “Ghost,” which he debuted with a show-stopping performance at the VMAs last month.

Returning to the beginning of the 2021 journey of the JUSTICE album, Justin and his partners at OBB Films, SB Films, and Amazon Studios are releasing the new concert film/documentary feature Justin Bieber: Our World globally today via Amazon Prime Video.

Our World is a backstage, onstage and private life look of Bieber as he prepares for a record-breaking New Year’s Eve 2020 concert. After a three-year hiatus from a full concert, Bieber delivers an electrifying performance on the rooftop of the Beverly Hilton Hotel for 240 invited guests — and millions of fans across the globe watching via live stream.

Source: Thesource

Ghana Among The Countries With Highest Fuel Prices In Africa.

Ghana is currently struggling with the gas market, the rising cost of living — including food — and high prices at the pumps.
As of November 2021, the price of gasoline in Ghana stood at GH¢7 per litre.

For some time now, the price of gasoline in Ghana has increased by approximately 33.6 percent.

Since September 2021, fuel prices have increased in the country with Ghana maintaining a top spot on the list of African countries with very expensive fuel prices.

According to data analysed from Global Petrol Prices, an open-source platform that gathers data on the cost of different fuels across the world, Ghana is the third behind Cape Verde and Senegal having the highest fuel price.

The data is collected in over 150 countries and each data point is collected and cross-checked using multiple sources.
From August 9, 2021, to November 15, 2021, the average value for Ghana during that period was GH¢6.61 with a minimum of GH¢6.48 on September 20, 2021, and a maximum of GH¢7.03 on November 2021.


For comparison, the average price of gasoline in the world for this period is GH¢10.15.

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Source: pulse.com.gh

Ghanaians Will Not Forgive Akuffo Addo If We Fail To Qualify For The World Cup – Sammy Gyamfi.

He said should Ghana fails to make it; the blame will be fairly put on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
He said the Black Stars failed to make the Mudial in 2018 under the current government and it will be unacceptable if it happens again.

“Ghanaians will not forgive Akufo-Addo if Black Stars fail to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar,” he told Ekosii Sen on Asempa FM.

“The players have done their best so far but I think we can’t afford to miss this world Cup.
“We failed to qualify in 2018 under Akufo-Addo and I don’t think Ghanaians will forgive him if we fail to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
“This is a resit for Akufo-Addo and his government but should he fail this time around, we will not forgive him,” he added.

Ghana will play South Africa in the last group game of the qualifying round of the 2022 World Cup in Cape Coast on November 14.

The Black Stars need a win to qualify for the next round of games.

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Source: pulse.com.gh

I Gave A Lady’s Contact To My Boyfriend To Send Her Airtime; Their Wedding Is Today.

The heartbroken woman recounted how about a year ago, a lady contacted her through her DM to ask for airtime.
She however realized that the lady wasn’t following her, so she sent the lady’s number to her boyfriend and pleaded with him to send her the airtime on her behalf.

According to the Twitter user identified as @Irebamiolakanm1, she didn’t know what transpired between the strange lady and her boyfriend before they became lovers and are now getting married today, Saturday, November 6.
The Nigerian woman took to her Twitter page on Friday, to share the story with her followers.


Meanwhile, in an earlier report, a lady has claimed that women undoubtedly want good men with genuine intentions but it doesn’t mean men should not get naughty and cause them heartbreaks once in a while.

According to the pretty lady identified on Twitter as @missmwenya, when a man is always gentle and treats his lady with respect without issues arising, the relationship becomes uninteresting.

“Guys with pure intentions are boring,” @missmwenya wrote on the microblogging site. It is unclear what prompted her to make such a nebulous claim.

Meanwhile, some Twitter users including fellow women have disagreed with her, while a few others said she has a point.

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Source: pulse.com.gh

A Prayerful Man Slaughters Wife And Two Children With Axe During Family Fasting And Prayer.

The bloody incomprehensible incident reportedly occurred in the Woodlands suburb on Tuesday afternoon.
Police have subsequently arrested Leo Kanyimo, who was an ardent Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM) follower.

According to witnesses, only one of the suspect’s children was able to escape being murdered.

Kanyimo’s neighbours who have been left in a state of shock said he was a calm gentleman.
“We knew him as a prayerful man and yesterday he said they were fasting and praying for one of their children whom he said was possessed by some evil spirits,” one of the neighbours identified as Charles Ngazi told Zimbabwe’s Herald.

“As they were praying in their house, we suddenly heard some screams and when we dashed to the scene, we realised that he was axing his family.”

The Zimbabwean police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi who confirmed the heartbreaking incident said the suspect was “running around with the baby he had killed”

The police boss is quoted as saying: “The man in his 30s started having problems in Woodlands, Gweru, and took a log and killed his wife, who was in her 20s, his 10-year-old son and an 18-year-old girl using a log,” Nyathi said.

“Neighbours heard some noise and saw the man running around with the baby he had killed. They alerted the police at Nehanda Station and he was arrested. We are still investigating the case.”

Some witnesses have speculated that Kanyimo was in a trance when he committed the heartless crime but that can only be established after the police investigation.

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Source: pulse.com.

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