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Minister shocked at number of logs at Helena Huang’s timber firm

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Minister shocked at number of logs at Helena Huang’s timber firm

Minister shocked at number of logs at Helena Huang’s timber firm

Savannah Regional Minister, Salifu Adam Braimah has ordered for the shutdown of embattled Chinese National, Helena Huang’s timber firm Brivywell Company located in Yipala, a farming community near Damongo in the Savannah region.

This follows claims of Ms Huang’s engagement in illegal logging and processing of rosewood after its ban for export to China for the past three years.

Addressing the media during a tour in the region, Mr Braimah, who expressed shock at the number of logs at the site, promised to clamp down on other illegal timber companies.

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“We have allowed some unscrupulous persons into our vicinity, taking the law into their own hands to our disadvantage. They are making huge sums of money and at the same time making the environment highly unfriendly and unhealthy,” the Minister said.

Commenting on Ms Huang’s case, Mr Braimah revealed he had set up a nine-member committee with the mandate of investigating factors that militate against the efforts made to eliminate illegal logging.

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“The committee, chaired by the Deputy Savannah Regional Minister, Samuel Yayu Tika will investigate the roles played by individuals, groups, institutions, including state institutions in aiding the situation,” he assured.

“Other members of the committee are Sulemana Yusuf, Member of Parliament (MP) for Bole/Bamboi constituency, Alhaji Sadique Bakari Nyare, Dramani Issahaku, Osman Mohammed Amin, Sammy Wusah, former MP for Damongo constituency, Kipo Suyenzi, former District Chief Executive of Sawla Tuna Kalba District, Habibi Muftawu and media experts,” he added.

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Ms Huang was arrested last Tuesday by the Tamale Police in an attempt to smuggle four containers of rosewood from the region. She was granted bail the same day.

Source: adomonline.com

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High School Students In Kumasi Caught Singing ”Free SHS, 419” After Paying For The 2020 WASSCE Fees

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A video trending online shows Senior High School students in Kumasi singing a newly composed song to ridicule the Free Senior High School program.

According to reports, the video was recorded in one of the Senior High Schools in the Ashanti Region a few days ago.

 

This came to light after the president announced that the government had absorbed WASSCE registration for all Senior School Students for the year 2020.

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Addressing the nation as final year SHS and second year Gold Track students were preparing to return to school, the President indicated that 75.4 million cedis will be channeled towards that endeavour.

But new information from the Ghana Education Service reveals that the president’s assertion was not 100% true.

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But the Head of School Examinations Administration Department of the Ghana Office of the West African Examination Council (WAEC), Godfried Addo has revealed that though this is true, there were some exceptions.

Mr. Godfried went on to clarify that the government’s absorption of the 2020 WASSCE fees covered only students in recognized educational institutions and not private High Schools.

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Reacting to this, some students came up with their own songs to describe how they feel about the ‘Free SHS’ as it is not ‘FREE’ after all.

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Video: FDA Boss spotted in Anas Aremeyaw Anas Latest Exposé

Anas Aremeyaw Anas, Ghanaian undercover journalist has released the full video of the much anticipated latest exposé dubbed the ‘Corona quacks and thieves in Ghana’.

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The exposé focuses on unveiling fake doctors who have a claim to have a potent cure for the fast-spreading and deadly COVID-19.

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However, the FDA Boss, Delese Mimi Darko was spotted in the said video going round on social media.

In the Video, Anas was seen in the office of the FDA Boss whom he had gone to meet regarding his inquiry to know whether a supposed COVID-19 tonic was duly registered with the FDA or not.

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