Robbery at Amanfrom again; manhunt for robbers

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Residents of Amanfrom in the Ga South Municipality in the Greater Accra region have been attacked by armed robbers again.

The robbery occurred early this morning around 3 am.

Some residents who spoke to Citi News say the robbers attacked them with knives and guns.

The Amanfrom District Police Commander, ASP Quaye confirmed the incident to Citi News and added that the police are currently closing in on the robbers.

“I received calls of the robbery and I am currently moving in to ensure that we arrest them. We hear they are running towards the Great Lamptey Mills area. I understand the youth are also wielding cutlasses and looking for them,” he said.Some young men who are reportedly wielding cutlasses are also on a manhunt for the robbers.

An eyewitness who spoke to Citi News said the robbers physically bruised the hands of one of their victims with a cutlass.The area [Amanfrom] has been noted for robbery for the past few months.

The situation compelled the Accra Regional Police Commander DCOP Christian Tetteh-Yohuno to visit the area two weeks ago.

He mentioned after the visit that the poor nature of the road in the community hampered the work of the police and admonished the members of the community to contribute and construct a police post to facilitate their protection.

Last Friday, a 15 year old girl was stabbed and robbed at gunpoint at 5 in the morning when she was on her way to the market.

The latest robbery has shocked many residents due to the assurances of the police to protect them from the robbers.

source: ghanaweb.com;citifmonline

We're resuming duty with a heavy heart - Doctors

Nurses @ OPD

A senior member of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) Dr. Ernest Yorke has said doctors are resuming duty today with a heavy heart.

The doctors called off their three-week-old strike on Friday after pleas from the general public, chiefs and government.

The doctors are demanding codified conditions of service – a package they have been demanding for decades.

Ghana’s Employment and Labour Relations Minister, Haruna Iddrisu, is optimistic once negotiations are reopened today, Monday, August 24, per the directive of the National Labour Commission, a deal with the GMA is likely to be clinched by the end of October.

Speaking to Kafui Dey on the Morning Starr on Monday, Dr. Yorke, who is the President of the Greater Accra regional branch of the GMA, said they are returning to work out of the respect and compassion they have for their patients and Ghanaians.

“I must say that it is with a heavy heart that we have had to resume duty. We have listened to the general public and the many prominent institutions that have appealed to us.

“So this is the time for the NLC and the other bodies involved in the negotiation process to show their integrity and to prove to us that they are what they claim they are,” he stated.

source: ghanaweb.com

NADMO officer arrested


The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) Coordinator for Ga East, David Dramani, has been arrested for allegedly stealing relief items meant for the June 3 disaster victims.

Starr News reported that Dramani was picked up by operatives of national security on Monday at his office.

Staff of NADMO at Ga East have also confirmed the development.

Dramani was picked up for allegedly stealing and selling the relief items. His arrest follows an investigation by the Greater Accra NADMO after Starr News uncovered massive diversion of relief items at the Ga East and Central outfits of the disaster management body last month.

“He was taking some of the relief items to somewhere nobody knows and he was intercepted by the national security people,” a staff of NADMO told Starr News.

The staff alleged that Dramani is known for hoarding relief items and that “after the June 3 disaster he kept the things somewhere and at the Dome office; and he was picking them one after the other. Nobody knows where he sends them and I’m not surprised at all.”

“He claims people are jealous about him and even told us to go and look for such post and get those items. He never gives the items to the disaster victims,” the staff added.

Meanwhile, the Greater Accra Regional Coordinator for NADMO, Daniel Mensah, said his outfit has resolved to investigate the issue further.

source: ghanaweb.com / daily guide

Two dead men defrauded


The Zongo District police in Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional capital, are holding a 30-year-old man for allegedly defrauding two bereaved Muslim families of 
GHc 9,600 in what the police see as a new modus operandi by criminals to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.

Sadat Mohammed, a teacher, who claimed to be a native of Bawku in the Upper East Region but resides at Tafo Nhyiaeso in Kumasi, purportedly defrauded the bereaved families after convincing them that their relatives owed him before they died.

He is being accused of duping the family of one Gariba of GHc 4,900 and the family of Alhaji Halidu Sulemana, 57, who was shot dead by armed robbers in his house at Adiembra TUC, Kumasi, of GHc 4,700.

The Zongo District police commander, Superintendent Rev. Dr. Nyamkeye Adane-Ameyaw, who briefed DAILY GUIDE on the matter, said the suspect’s posthumous debt claims ought to be thoroughly investigated for the law to deal with him.

He said several people might have suffered a similar fate and appealed to members of the public to report any such incident to the police for further investigations.

The police boss said on August 6, 2015, one Annatumi Gariba lodged a complaint at the police station that Sadat Mohammed had defrauded his family of GHc 4,900 while mourning the death of their relative.

According to the family, shortly after the demise of their kinsman, Sadat approached them with a claim that the departed relative owed him that amount of money being the cost of seven Dell laptop computers he (Sadat Mohammed) had supplied him (deceased) for sale.

After paying the money to him, the family became suspicious and started investigating Sadat’s claim which led them to a witness in the case, Adu Poku Ernest, a teacher at Happy International School at Tafo Nhyiaeso in Kumasi.

Police invited Adu Poku Ernest and in his statement, admitted being approached by the suspect to assist him to retrieve the money from the family. The witness said he was initially reluctant to offer his support until the suspect assured him that there was nothing fraudulent in his claim.

Ernest said he had no idea about Sadat Mohammed’s alleged dishonesty until his (Gariba’s) family alerted him that the claim might not be genuine.

In Alhaji Halidu Sulemana’s family’s case, Sadat allegedly deceived the members into believing that he had given GHc 4,700 to their relative to purchase for him unspecified number of tricycles prior to his death.

Superintendent Rev. Dr. Nyamkeye Adane-Ameyaw said Sadat admitted the offence and pleaded with the police for mercy.

source: ghanaweb.com

100 Business Ideas You Can Start with GHc100 or Less in Ghana


Our goal is to share ideas with you!
1. Buy and sell domain names
2. Buy expired domain names and resell
3. Social media management
4. Setting social media profiles for others
5. Review products online
6. Write online articles
7. Become a Copywriter
8. Buy and Sell Phone Credit Cards
9. Buy and Sell sachet water (packs)
10. Book editing services
11. Extra classes teacher (home)
12. Running errands  for busy business people
13. Sell foodstuff, from office to office(A busy business area)
14. Polish shoes:  consider from office to office
15. Polish shoes, Sunday mornings or early Monday morning at bus stops
16. Lawn mowing, weeding grass in your neighborhood
17. Wash car for your neighbors/ car washing base
18. Offer home delivery services
19. Shopping for others (Fashion)
20. Customize Dress making
21. Customize shoe making
22. Customize necktie making
23. Customize lady’s accessories
24. Bead making
25. Rearing of Grass cutter
26. Snail farming(repeated)
27. Rearing of Goats for sale
28. Special packaged eggs
29. Home makeup services
30. MC services
31. Party organizer(falls under even organization)
32. Event organizer
33. Graphic designing
34. Teach a skill you know for a fee
35. Organize workshops in your area of expertise
36. Offer soft loans
37. Offer weekend braiding/plaiting of hair services
38. Sell beverages at church or events. Start with ‘Sobolo’
39. Buy and sell fresh Tilapia
40. Speaking business, Offer to speak at programs
41. Business coaching services
42. Prepare and sell pastries
43. Phone repairs
44. Selling customized phone accessories
45. Selling confectioneries
46. Designing of websites
47. Mobile app developer
48. Photo and video editor
49. Audio transcription services
50. Spoken-word artiste
51. Content developer for social media
52. Refuse collector
53. Water-supplier (using Tanks/Trucks)
54. Photographer
55. Typesetting
56. Landscaping
57. Home gardening
58. Fresh fruit Juice maker
59. Handy Man, (handy products)
60. Makeup Artiste
61. Pet Care
62. Disk Jockey
63. House Cleaning
64. Animations
65. Gym/Personal trainer
66. Music Teacher
67. Book Keeper
68. Blogger
69. Babysitting
70. Tutoring
71. Bartender
72. Recycling pickup
73. Software training
74. Translation
75. Travelling Salon
76. Smartphone repair
77. Contractor connector
78. Produce Buying and Resale/Supply
79. Fruit Supply
80. Shoe-maker
81. Fashion Accessory Business
82. Carpentry
83. Ice Kenkey Vendor
84. Fruit Vendor/Outlet.
85. Direct Sales Marketer.
86. News Article Editor
87. Water Melon Farming
88. Mushroom Farming
89. Bee-Keeping
90. Home Laptop Repair Centre
91. Home Laundry Service Provider
92. Liquid Soap Making Business
93. House-Helps Home Directory Service
94. Leatherworks Accessories.
95. T-Shirt Designs and Embossing
96. Arts and Craft
97. Public Speaker
98. Florist
99. Interior Decor
100. Customized African Slippers
We came up with ideas that you can run with or modify to suit your situation, if utilized properly based on required prerequisite for the specific business, it will work to your benefit;  you will make some money and also may learn from your failures. The best is yours!

NB: Subject to Terms & Conditions
By: John Armah (Entrepreneur/ Business Consultant) and Bernard Kelvin Clive (Lifestyle Entrepreneur/ Amazon Bestselling Author)

Retired doctors to replace striking doctors at public hospitals

Retired doctors are likely to replace striking members of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) as they prepare to resign as a group on Friday.
One of such retired doctors willing to fill the gap of the agitating GMA members is a former Director General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Elias Sore.
Dr Sore told Joy News the exigencies of the times at the health front calls for him and other retired doctors to come out of retirement and assist.
“I wouldn’t mind going to a hospital, at all”, he told Joy News.

Health Minister, Alex Segbefia, announced Monday that government has already engaged a number of retired doctors pending the outcome of service conditions negotiations with the GMA.
“The appeal is still open; any of them who are hearing me speak should take up the offer or get in touch with the Director General of the Ghana Health Service. We are willing to use retired doctors to fill in the gaps”, Mr Segbefia had said.Dr Sore said the call by the Health Minister is in the right direction.“I know that what the Ministry is doing is to get people back as soon as possible. But if the Minister has given the go ahead and call people, we have to rally around.“But for me what I am looking at now is to really appeal to my colleagues [striking doctors] that they have gone far enough at this time. Let us pause a little and see how things go,” the retired doctor said.

About 183 network of health facilities that make up the Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG) are currently struggling to deal with increased patient numbers as the strike by doctors at public hospitals enters week two.

Over 2,000 doctors within the Ghana Medical Association are holding the line to resign masse after Friday August 14, 2015 if demands for their conditions of service are not sorted out by government.
Government and GMA negotiations have broken down at least twice, the recent deadlock happening last Sunday.Government teams are still discussing proposals and counter proposals in respect of the conditions of service document sought by the doctors.


Ayew reveals Gomis talks before Chelsea clash

Andre Ayew Celebrates With Gomis

Ghana ace Andre Ayew has revealed French international ‘talked a lot with him’ before his English Premier League debut at Chelsea on Saturday.

The 25-year-old former Olympique Marseille star marked his Premier League debut with a fabulous stab as he inspired the Swans to hold Chelsea to a 2-2 draw at the Stamford Bridge.

Andre exhibited great composure and tenacity to he applied a scooping stab in a third attempt to beat Courtois in the Chelsea goal to level the scoring for the Welsh side after Brazilian Oscar had struck the opener for the league champions.

The Ghana deputy captain admits it was a tough debut and feels lucky to to have scored on his debut, he reveals the impact of Gomis on his debut.

“This is quite different from the French league. Bafi [Gomis] spoke to me a lot before the game. I will be getting better with few games to come,” he revealed in the post-match interview.

Andre played against Gomis on a number of occasions when the pair were in France with Gomis leading the lines at Olympique Lyon while Andre featured for Marseille.


Visually impaired graduate of UCC accuses Wesley Grammar SHS of bias

A visually impaired graduate of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) is accusing authorities of Wesley Grammar Senior High School in Accra of refusing to accept him as a National Service person due to his disability.
Joshua Addy was posted to the school where he was expected to begin his service in September as a Christian and Religious Studies (CRS) teacher.
But authorities at the school asked him to look elsewhere because they have no need for an extra teacher.
According to Joshua, a colleague from the university who was also posted to the school but does not have any physical impairment has been accepted.
“I met one of my mates and he told me he has been accepted. Signatures and all endorsements required for him to start his service have been concluded but he is not visually impaired”.
He told Joy News’ Kwetey Nartey he was told that the school was overstaffed so they could not accommodate him but he doubts that is the real reason.
Joshua says he believes the school authorities have an “ulterior motive for not accepting my posting”.
He told Kwetey he has called the Executive Director of the National Service Scheme, Dr Michael Whyte Kpessa to inform him about the development.
He said he will also petition the secretariat on what he describes as discrimination against him.
Assistant headmaster of Wesley Grammar SHS Charles Baidoo in a response to these claims explained that the school does not need Mr. Addy’s expertise as a Christian and Religious Studies (CRS) teacher.
He said the school has only one class for religious studies and already has a teacher, so an extra teacher will be unnecessary.
Mr Baidoo added that they had already made a request for physics teacher, lab technician, personnel for purchasing and supply in accordance with their needs. The school did not ask for any CRS teacher and does not need one.

Ghana ranked first in Africa for road safety performance

Ghana has been ranked first among 23 countries in Africa by the Economic Commission of Africa (ECA) for implementing most road safety action plans developed within the framework of the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety (Decade) initiative.

This ranking means that at the mid-term of the decade-long global initiative, Ghana is recognized as fully implementing most of its commitments or actions within the context of its national blueprint, the National Road Safety Strategy III (2011-2020) and the African Road Safety Action plans
The ECA in a Mid-term review report released in Addis Ababa sought to assess the extent to which African countries have implemented the African Road Safety Action Plan since its adoption in 2011.
Though progress is being made, performance of the Plan based on five pillars (road safety management; mobility; vehicles; road users; and post-crash response) has been varying with some countries performing well in some pillars but failing in others.

Around 40% of countries are in the process of implementing more road safety management activities and yet more than 30% have not taken significant action to harmonise data formats and use international standards in reporting.
The report encourages countries to invest in research and develop road safety audits while introducing incentives for the importation of newer and safer vehicles and improve traffic education at schools.

Ghana was praised for its efforts at developing a national strategy, the strong coordinating profile of its lead agency the National Road Safety Commission that has led to the avoidance of duplication and waste of scarce resources.

President John Mahama and other high-level officials were commended for their exemplary role in road safety advocacy in Ghana and West Africa.
It is instructive to indicate that, Ghana’s road traffic situation continues to improve over the period with the implementation of the agreed action plans within the framework of NRSSIII.
In 2013 for example, 9200 road traffic crashes were recorded resulting into 12,509 casualties, out of which 1,898 were fatalities.

This represents a 15.27% reduction in Fatalities in 2013 from that of 2012.
Again Provisional data for 2014 also indicates a 2.21% reduction in fatalities from the 2013 situation.
Since 2011, Ghana’s fatality rate (deaths per 10,000 vehicles) continue to post declining levels from 17.94 in 2011 to 14.62 in 2012 and 11.11 in 2013.

In April 2012, Ghana was the only African country invited by the United Nations to share its road safety management approach considered as a model in Africa and developing economies by the United Nations.
The Commission remains encouraged by these recognitions but will remain motivated and focused on our national targets of making Ghana, a country with the safest transportation system in Africa.

source: myjoyonline.com

Parts of Kwame Nkrumah Circle interchange opens to traffic

President John Mahama will open a section of the Kwame Nkrumah interchange, which is still under construction, to traffic Friday morning.

The project which started two years ago has forced the contractor, Queiroz Galvao Construction, to create a number of diversions and relocations to ease the traffic that builds up at the busy area.
The project which costs some 74.88 million Euros is being jointly financed by the Ghana government and credit from Brazil.

Urban Roads Director, Raymond Ahwollu, said the opening of parts of the road will be preceded by a short inspection of ongoing works.
Outstanding work

Mr Gatsiko said work on the third interchange, which will link Ring Road Central to Ring Road West, was far advanced.Work on the loop, which would connect to the interchanges, was also near completion, he said.

He said the outstanding major work was the improvement of the other roads around the Kwame Nkrumah Circle.Generally, Mr Gatsiko said, the whole project was about 75 per cent complete, and indicated that work would be completed by the end of December, 2015, or the end of January, 2016.
Workers were seen working on the other components of the project, which included the third interchange and culverts.Circle interchange
President Mahama cut the sod for the construction of the three-tier interchange at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra in October, 2013.
The 74.88 million euro project is being jointly financed with credit from the Brazilian Government and the Ghana Government.Aside from the three-tier interchange, other roads around the Kwame Nkrumah Circle will be improved. These include rehabilitation of the Ring Road East to the Feo Oyo Intersection on the Ring Road West.

The roads will be asphaltic concrete surfaced, with pedestrian walkways and bicycle paths.

source: myjoyonline.com

Doctors in Northern Region defy GMA’s strike directive

Nurses @ OPD

Some doctors in the Northern Region have defied the Ghana Medical Association’s directive to withdraw services at emergency units in public hospitals, beginning today.

The doctors at the Tamale Teaching Hospital say they cannot stand by and watch their patients die.

Joy News' Hashmin Mohammed was at the hospital and reports that management of the hospital is currently in a meeting with the doctors to plead with those who have refused to attend to patients to return to work.

The Association has taken the decision to press home their demands for improved conditions of service.
However, in many hospitals across the country, patients in critical conditions are bearing the brunt of the doctors’ action.

Joy News’ Erastus Asare Donkor was at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital from where he reports that a woman whom Erastus describes as “weak, pathetic and dying” has been refused treatment.
Also, the mother of a 30-year-old man brought to the hospital in a taxi begged relentlessly for her son to be attended to but to no avail.

Erastus also reports that a diabetic woman who was almost unconscious was also turned away.
He added that although there were about five doctors at the hospital, they all refused to attend to the patients.

According to Erastus, the doctors say they will only attend to patients in the wards.
But at the Korle Bu Teaching hospital, where Joy News’ Francis Abban visited this morning, the family of an old lady counted themselves lucky as their relative was taken in this dawn.

Doctors told the family that the old lady would not have been admitted if it was past 6am.
Joy News’ Matilda Wemegah was at the hospital this afternoon and reports that doctors are still attending to emergency cases.

Source: ghanawec.com

Doctors withdraw emergency services in public hospitals

Hospital Ward Accra

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has withdrawn its emergency services from all government hospitals in the country after negotiations between them and government strained further.

The doctors have been on strike for more than a week after talks with the government over the provision of a formal document containing their conditions of service broke down.

The Parliamentary Committee on Health met the officials of the Association in an attempt to persuade the doctors to call off their strike.

However, the doctors remain adamant that they will not go back to work until their demands for conditions of service are met.

The deputy General Secretary of the GMA, Dr. Justice Yankson confirmed that a meeting had been held with the Committee, who acknowledged the concerns of the doctors stating that everything was being done to resolve the situation.

When asked why the GMA refused to call off the strike after the meeting, Dr. Yankson said: “Where we are, there’s nothing like going back to work for now. We have to deal with the issues. We also wouldn’t want things done without a proper resolution of the matter.”

The Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations has ordered the doctors to call off their ‘illegal strike” and return to work.

President Mahama recently reiterated that he will not be pressured in authorising payments outside the country’s budget.

The GMA is also facing a suit for embarking on the industrial action while negotiations are still ongoing.

However the GMA’s General Secretary rejected any suggestions that the association was under pressure to call off their strike.

“There is no pressure on us to go back to work. What we are asking for is simple. Provide our conditions of service. That is it,” he said.

Source: ghanaweb.com

Kevin Prince Boateng joins Sporting Lisbon

Kevin Prince Boateng Schalkes

Kevin-Prince Boateng will sign for Sporting Lisbon today according to leading Portuguese outlet A Bola.

The former Portsmouth and AC Milan midfielder is jetting into Portugal to sign a two-year deal with the Lions.

He was let go by Schalke at the end of last season and has been linked with several clubs during the transfer window though he has struggled to reach an agreement with any of them due to his high wage demands.

The midfielder earns in the region of 8 million euros a year and it is unlikely the Portuguese club will pay the high wages.

source: ghanawe.com

How To Clean A Flat Screen TV or Computer Monitor

  1. Turn off the device. If the screen is dark, it will be easier to see the areas that are dirty or oily.

    Turning the device off also prevents you from accidentally pushing buttons you don't actually want to push, which happens a lot when cleaning touchscreen devices like tablets, iPads, etc.
  2. Use a dry, soft cloth and very gently wipe the screen. A great choice would be the microfiber type of cloth used to clean eyeglass lenses. A dry eraser works well too.

    See Tip #1 below for kinds of cloths to avoid.
  1. If the dry cloth did not completely remove the dirt or oil, do not press harder in an attempt to scrub it off.

    Pushing directly on the screen can often cause pixels to burn out, especially on laptop displays, desktop monitors, and LCD/LED TV screens. This isn't so much an issue on screens designed to be touched, like phones and tablets, but be careful nonetheless.
  2. If necessary, dampen the cloth with distilled water or with an equal ratio of distilled water to white vinegar.

    Many companies also sell small spray bottles of special cleaner for flat screens. Ultra makes a screen cleaning solution called Hydra LCD that people seem to like but honestly, the 50/50 white vinegar and water mix is probably just as effective.

    See Tip #2 below for types of products to avoid.
  3. The plastic edge that surrounds the screen can be cleaned with any multipurpose cleaner but take care to avoid contact with the screen itself.

Tips & More Information

  1. Avoid using paper towels, toilet paper, tissue paper, or something like your shirt to wipe the screen. These non-ultrasoft materials can scratch the display.
  2. Avoid cleaning products that contain ammonia (like Windex®), ethyl alcohol (Everclear® or other strong drinking alcohol), toluene (paint solvents), as well as acetone or ethyl acetate (one or the other is often used in nail polish remover).

    These chemicals can react with the materials that the flat screen is made of or coated with, which could permanently discolor the screen or cause other kinds of damage.
  3. Never spray liquid directly on to any screen. It could run inside the device and cause damage.

Obama climate change plan affects 2016 race


WASHINGTON — Combating climate change will protect the nation's economy, security, and health,President Obama said Monday in unveiling a plan designed to reduce power plant emissions and fated to be a major 2016 campaign issue.
"This is our moment to get this right," Obama said during a White House ceremony for formally unveil what he called his "Clean Power Plan."
The plan, a major plank in Obama's overall, climate change agenda,  immediately became a fault line in the emerging fight to succeed him as president.
Democratic presidential candidates praised the plan as a good way to confront the challenges of climate challenge; Republicans cast it as over-regulation that will reduce jobs and inflate utility bills, and vowed to change it if elected.
In his speech, Obama said that "no challenge poses a greater threat to our future" than climate change that is heating the atmosphere to record levels.
"There is such a thing as being too late," Obama said, blaming climate change for stronger storms, deeper droughts, and longer-lasting wildfire seasons.
Levels of carbon dioxide are the highest they have been in 800,000 years, Obama said, causing more cases of asthma and other diseases -- especially among children -- and threatening the nation's security. There are restrictions on other emissions, Obama said, but "there have never been federal limits on the amount of carbon that power plants can dump into the air."
While Obama laid out a stark vision of what could happen if not actions are taken, the next president will have a say on how — and if — Obama's proposed emission reductions are enforced.
New requirements — including the major one that carbon emissions be reduced 32% by the year 2030, relative to 2005 levels — kick in after Obama leaves office on Jan. 20, 2017, less than a year-and-a-half away.
The Clean Power Plan will also be the subject of lawsuits from energy interests who say the government is exceeding its authority with an ill-conceived "war on coal."
In praising the president's plan, Hillary Clinton — front-runner for the Democratic nomination in 2016 — said it "drives investments in clean energy and energy efficiency, reduces asthma attacks and premature deaths, and promotes a healthier environment and a stronger economy."
It also a "floor, not the ceiling," Clinton said, vowing to go further with pollution restrictions and other climate change projects if she is elected.
The plan will also need defending, Clinton said, because "Republican doubters and defeatists" don't want to offer "any credible solution" to the challenges of climate change.
Another Democratic presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, said the plan sounds "like a step forward in ending our dependence on fossil fuel and I support that effort."
Republican presidential candidates are indeed taking aim at the president's power plant proposals, calling them an overreach that will have bad side effects

"The rule runs over state governments, will throw countless people out of work, and increases everyone's energy prices," said former Florida governor Jeb Bush.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Obama should call his project the "Costly Power Plan,"  saying "it will cost hard-working Americans jobs and raise their energy rates." Walker, like other GOP candidates, vowed to stop it if elected.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla,, questioned the value of any global climate change agreement, saying that China, India, and other developing nations "are going to continue to burn anything they can get their hands on."
Congressional Republicans also criticized the plan, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., noted that GOP lawmakers are moving to block the new regulations. Rather than work with Congress on "energy diversification," McConnell said, "this White House seems to want good politics, not good policy."
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said he has no doubt that "special interests and the politicians who are in their pocket" will fight the new rules. "But the fact is this a step in the right direction" to battling the effects of climate change, he said.
The plan arrives as the Obama administration ponders another major environmental decision: Whether or not to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, which would bring oil from the tar sands of Canada to the Gulf Coast.
Environmentalists oppose the project, say the nation should wean itself from dirty fossil fuels; energy companies — and the Republican presidential candidates — generally support the pipeline as a jobs and energy generator.
While complimentary of the new power plant plan, some environmental groups called on Obama — and presumably his successor — to go further. Some said the plan is at odds with other Obama policies, including permits to allow oil drilling in parts of the Arctic wilderness.
Obama plans to promote his climate change agenda at a series of high-profile events in the coming weeks, including a summit in Nevada and a first-ever presidential visit to the Alaskan Arctic. The president will also discuss climate change with Pope Francis when he visits the White House next month.

Later this year, delegates from the United States and other countries gather in Paris to discuss a global climate change agreement, another potential issue in next year's presidential election.
The National Mining Association, an opponent of the new power plant plan, called on the EPA to hold off on the new rules "have the opportunity to determine the lawfulness of the agency's attempt to commandeer the nation's electric grid."
Pledging to file suit one way or another, mining association president Hal Quinn said the plan "reflects political expediency, not reality for supplying the nation with low cost reliable power."
Administration officials said states will be given flexibility to comply with the new rules, and can adapt them to their unique circumstances.
Said Earnest: "The fact is, this is an issue that politicians in Washington have been putting off for too long."
Obama noted that there will be critics who say the plan will cut jobs and "cynics who say it cannot be done," but they are parroting "special interests" and their allies in Congress.
"We've heard these same stale arguments before," he said, and they have not been borne out. "They're simply excuses for inaction."


Two alleged notorious robbers arrested in Ashanti Region

Prison   Handcuffs

Two men believed to be the kingpins of a criminal gang that attacked and robbed travellers on the Ahenkro-Boamang road, have been nabbed by the police.The suspects, Kwame Isaac, and Adu Boahen, were seized at their Boamang hideout based upon a tip-off.

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Edward Oduro-Kwarteng, Offinso Divisional Commander, told newsmen that four mobile phones and cash totalling GH? 877.00 were recovered from them.
The pair, together with four others including a woman on the run – Abdul Razak, Mustapha Amidu, Alhassan lnusah and Memunatu Alhassan, the woman, armed with pump action guns and other deadly weapons, blocked a section of the road on July 21, at about 0100 hours, and robbed drivers and travellers of their money and valuables.ACP Oduro-Kwarteng said the gang severely assaulted some of their victims and shot one person who attempted to flee in the thigh.The injured man was rushed to the Offinso Saint Patrick’s Hospital, where he was kept on admission for three days.

He said in all, travellers in four vehicles – a Mercedes Sprinter Bus, a KIA truck, Nissan Almera and an Opel Astra Taxi, lost money, cell phones and other valuables in the robbery attack.
The Divisional Commander said when the police patrol team received information about the robbery and responded the robbers had melted into the bush but in less than 24 hours after the crime, they made a breakthrough and arrested the two.
He said they would be put before court to answer for the crime as soon as the police completed their investigations and vowed to do everything to track down and arrest their fugitive colleagues.

Separately, the Neighbourhood Watch Committee at Anyinasuso has arrested three men and a woman, caught smoking dried leaves, suspected to be cannabis, and carrying a locally-made pistol.
The suspects alongside the substance and the unregistered weapon have been handed over to the police for investigations.


Reports of second object found on Reunion Island:Flight 370

A second part of suspected plane debris has been found on the Indian Ocean Island of Reunion, according to media reports Sunday.
The item was handed to authorities after it washed ashore south of the island's capital of St Denis in the north, according to the the BBC.
The broadcaster said it is believed to be a plane door. Sky News reported the object was initially thought to be an aircraft door, but that cannot now be confirmed.
Sky News said the object was discovered in a different location to a wing flap, which was found on a beach in the town of Saint Andre, on the northeast of the island on Wednesday. The new object has Chinese and Malaysian writing on it, according to the broadcaster.
The wing flap, suspected to be from the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, arrived at a testing facility in France on Saturday. The 8-foot flaperon was escorted to the DGA TA aeronautical testing site near Toulouse, southern France, by police motorcycles and a police car.
Malaysia’s transport ministry confirmed Sunday that the flaperon had been verified as being from a Boeing 777, the same type of aircraft as Flight 370, which disappeared on March 8, 2014 after taking off from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, en route to Beijing with 239 people aboard.
Officials from the country said they would seek help from territories near Reunion to try to find more plane debris, the Associated Press reported.
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Experts in Toulouse will begin work to determine whether the part came from the missing Boeing 777 on Wednesday, the Paris prosecutor's office said. Reunion is a French territory.
Aviation security expert Christophe Naudin told France's BFM-TV that just three 777s have crashed since 2013 and the other two were in completely different locations, the AP reported.
"One is in the United States, one in Ukraine, and this one in the Indian Ocean," he said. "In the aeronautic community there is no (doubt) on the issue of what the debris belongs to. We are all convinced that it belongs to this flight (370)."
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