Brave mother foils daughter’s ‘kidnap’
Brave mother foils daughter’s ‘kidnap ’But for the sheer bravado and vigilance of a mother, her 12-year-old daughter Blessing Sarpong would have perhaps been kidnapped at Kansaworado, a suburb of Sekondi in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis of the Western Region – Ghana.
Margeret Cudjoe stated she has taken extra precaution ever since the news of kidnapping gained currency in the community and got alarmed when she saw the alleged kidnapper.Narrating events to 3news.com, the bewildered mother said her daughter had returned from an errand and had left to go and play.
Minutes after, she saw through her curtains a gentleman – the alleged kidnapper – beckoning someone. According to the mother, the gentleman did not look familiar.
“Given that I’ve heard on radio about the recent kidnappings in the area, I became alarmed and came out,” she said.She stated that “just after I came out, I met my daughter and asked her where she was going and she told me the gentleman I had seen earlier asked her to show him the way to a mobile shop”.
Margeret Cudjoe continued: “This time I became more scared and turned my attention back to the gentleman but then he was nowhere to be seen”.
According to her, she started searching for the gentleman and later found him at a drinking bar nearby.
“I accosted him and hooked him by his shirt and started interrogating him but then another young man – Ebenezer – who was at the bar threatened to slap me because my accusation was baseless.
“l let go of his shirt and started arguing with Ebenezer.” She continued: “It was while arguing with Ebenezer that the gentleman I saw perhaps bolted because when I turned he was not in the bar anymore.
“I came out and raised an alarm and one young guy said he saw someone in red top running towards the bush and so the young men around took sticks and clubs and also headed for the same direction”.
Before long, the news of the alleged kidnapping had spread throughout Sekondi-Takoradi, drawing many residents to Kansaworado.
Unfortunately, despite frantic search the alleged kidnapper was not found.But according to Amos Kojo Obeng Tawiah – whose relative Richlove Quayson has been kidnapped – some valcanizers along the road claimed someone that fit the description of the alleged kidnapper was seen entering a black 4×4 vehicle few meters away while search was ongoing.
Unfortunately at that time, they did not suspect anything so they did not give any alarm but one said he saw only GT 17 of the car’s number plate.
Mr Obeng Tawiah has since the kidnapping formed a committee that patrols the Kansaworado and Diabene area.
He indicated that “in the past few months this area has seen an increase in Nigerian young men living in uncompleted buildings”.
Currently “what we are doing is looking for the owners of such uncompleted buildings to tell them to evict the Nigerians”.
“Some of the young men here have resolved not to spare anyone found in an uncompromising instance”.
Kansaworado is close by Diabene, where three girls have been kidnapped in Sekondi-Takoradi.
‘We’ll take all our seats from NPP’ – Boamah Otokunor
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is targeting majority seats in the next Parliament after the December 2020 general election.
The strategy is to capture more parliamentary seats in the New Patriotic Party (NPP) strongholds to increase NDC’s seats to 170 in parliament as part of the party’s agenda, and opened parliamentary nominations in all constituencies across the country, effective July 12.
According to Boamah Otokunor, the Deputy General Secretary of the NDC, he was hopeful only vibrant and results-oriented candidates would be elected for the primaries saying, “We will take all our seats from the NPP to get a two-thirds majority in parliament since the NDC has a solid, credible and realistic campaign message and the party is poised for victory in the 2020 elections.
“The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) is a party specialised in confusion, lies and deception, Ghanaians will make a big mistake if they vote for President Nana Akufo-Addo and the NPP again, we are convinced given the strategies put in place with a marketable candidate like former President John Mahama, the 2020 elections will be ‘cool chop’,” Mr Otokunor touted.
On what aspirants have to do, the Deputy General Secretary noted that “all aspirants must satisfy the constitutional requirement which qualifies one to be a Member of Parliament, all aspirants must also satisfy the requirements of the party, no one will be disqualified based on normal procedural errors, the parliamentary primaries are expected to take place on August 24, at all the 275 constituencies across the country,” Mr Otokunor disclosed.
Government spends over GHC800m to settle debts accrued by NDC – Deputy Minister
Deputy Minister for Works and Housing and Member of Parliament for Subin Constituency, Eugene Boakye Antwi has said that government has spent over 800 million Ghana Cedis to settle debts accrued by the erstwhile Mahama administration.
According to him, there are still debts unsettled by other ministries and all these debts make Ghanaians feel government is not doing anything.
Speaking on Okay FM’s ‘Ade Akye Abia’ programme, he explained that the amount of money government is paying in terms of settling debts could have been used for other developmental projects.
The NPP government is committed to providing Ghanaians with whatever they promised in their manifesto.
“Nana Addo will not disappoint Ghanaians just that we will have to settle debts that was accrued by the other government so that those affected can have money to execute other projects that will improve the lives of Ghanaians,” he said.
I will unseat Collins Dauda – Ali Suraj assures NPP members
One of the aspiring parliamentary candidates for the new patriotic party in the Asutifi South Constituency in the Ahafo region has assured members of the party of winning the seat for the first when elected.
Alhaji Ali Suraj says he has all it takes to match the incumbent Member of Parliament in the area in the upcoming general elections.
“I am very experienced and know how to play my cards well.” ALI SURAJ told gathering of NPP members after he has filed his nomination at the constituency party office.
Alhaji Suraj says he has been assured of victory in the upcoming primaries and therefore he would channel every into the general election.
One of the past contestants of the Asutifi South constituency on the ticket of the NPP, Boakye Boateng appeals to the delegates to rally behind the Aspirant to win the seat for the first time in the history of Ghana’s elections.
Mr. Boateng says Suraj is more likely to win the seat for the party than him, reason he rescinded his decision to contest this time round.
“Most of the voters here are northerners and they would love to see their own brother leading them.” Mr. Boateng says adding that, the aspirant is the best bet for the party.
Mr. Boateng promised to support Mr. Suraj in issues-based campaign go the seat for the party.
Among other things Mr. Ali Suraj is seeking to implement when he becomes the MP are to change the life of the people, mentality and issues that bother on their health.
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