I sit here lost in my thoughts, waiting for the dust to settle before I can comment on this barbaric act by fellow humans on another. Here we are at that crossroad again and I have loads of questions and cannot be answered. Ghana is indeed not worth doing anything for, let alone being killed for.

I won’t send any condolences to Capt. Mahama’s widow, his kids and the family. Coming from a stranger like me, it means nothing, will no nothing and what is not worth anything ought not be given or offered. Well, the harm has been done already and the usual “Justice will be served” mantra will be poured out and that will be it.

When I imagine Capt. Mahama’s kids ask their mum when next their dad is gonna come home? When that young mother of two sits and reflects upon the dreams they hoped and strive to see come to fruition, it saddens me.

How this man died will forever haunt us as a country and I can tell you without any fear that “We brought this upon ourselves”. I don’t have to wait for the Police to carry out any investigations into the incident because chances of them finding anything out is lost out on them already with their military interference excuses already.

Questions, questions and more questions, but i’ll ask just one.

*How on earth will a well trained military captain stationed in a community for 3 weeks not know his jogging route in broad daylight?

If indeed his platoon is their in connection.

​The Assembly man who orchestrated the mob action on captain Maxwell grabbed. A thorough search in his house revealed possession of ammunitions. I’m asking oo, what is one man doing with all these?


*JJ Rawlings speaks following murder of soldier*

Former president Jerry John Rawlings has expressed his condolences to the family of Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama.

The former president, who is himself an ex-soldier, sent his sympathies in a statement released by his office.

_“Your loss is a loss to the whole country. Your husband, son and brother lost his life serving his country”,_ he said.

The former president also called on soldiers across the country to keep calm and desist from avenging their colleague’s death.

“Taking the law into our hands in the manner the perpetrators of the act did was an act of cruelty. However, I implore the affected institution to remain calm as the security agencies investigate the matter. When the law does not seem to be giving people justice, such acts of cruelty resulting in the unfortunate loss of innocent life, is the end result.

I call on the security agencies and the law courts to inspire confidence in the populace by acting swiftly and effectively when crimes are committed in our communities. 

The recent acts of violence in Somanya and Kumasi cannot be taken in isolation. They go to expose a weakness in the general response to crime,”_ former President Rawlings said.

Kenyan’s prettiest female gangster shot dead by police

One of the arguably prettiest female gangsters in Nairobi, Kenya, has been brutally killed. The mother of one, wife of a fellow gangster, was caught robbing members of the public in Kayole. She was shot in the face after exchanging fire with the police.

The lady known as Cleah Addi Vybz was killed by police officers as revealed by a famous police officer based in Kayole

The officer also known as Hessy wa Kayole updated the Kayole Crime Free Facebook page revealing Cleah was among two who were killed on Tuesday, May 9,, during a shootout in Kayole. She was in the company of three other suspects who were robbing members of the public in broad daylight.

The deceased Cleah was the wife to a fellow gangster known as Mwani and had an adorable baby boy together. She participated in the robberies and always accompanied the husband, who was always in hiding, carrying and ferrying weapons.

The no-nonsense cop announced her demise saying he warned her but she never heeded his advice. He further warned other gangsters including Mwanii of ending up in the same fate soon if they fail to change from their notorious behaviour.

Osama Bin Laden’s son threatens US over father’s death

Osama Bin Laden’s son, Hamza has reportedly threatened the US over his father’s death. Personal letters seized in the raid that killed bin Laden show that his son, Hamza, is set on avenging his father’s death. Hamza recently released a message threatening US in his father’s language.

According to news reports, Osama bin Laden’s son, Hamza is reportedly seeking revenge for his father’s death and is poised to become the new leader of Al Qaeda. Former FBI agent, Ali Soufan, while speaking to CBS News in an interview said: “He tells him that…he remembers ‘every look…every smile you gave me, every word you told me.”

Soufan also said that Hamza considers himself “to be forged in steel.” When he was younger, Hamza was used as a propaganda tool in his father’s videos in which he was seen sometimes holding a gun. The agent added that he had even started to sound like his father. Soufan said: “His recent message that came out, he delivered the speech as if it’s his father, using sentences, terminology that was used by Osama bin Laden.” Hamza is believed to be about 28 years old and has been named as a “specially designated global terrorist” by the U.S., as he has recorded four audio messages in the last two years aimed at the U.S.

“He’s basically saying, ‘American people, we’re coming and you’re going to feel it,” Soufan said. “And we’re going to take revenge for what you did to my father. Iraq, Afghanistan’. The whole thing was about vengeance,” Soufan concluded.

Otiko Will Remain A ‘Murderer’ Until…. – Sam Pee Yalley

Former Ghana’s High Commissioner to India, Sam Pee Yalley says until the security agencies delve deep into the Otiko Djaba and Bugri Naabu verbal altercation and bring closure to the matter, the Gender Minister will forever remain a murderer in his (Yalley’s) eyes.

Otiko and the Northern Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bugri Naabu has been in the media following their vicious trading of accusations and counter-accusations which started on Friday, May 5, 2017, after the former reportedly met the party’s women organizers in the Northern Region without the consent of the latter.

The Gender Minister alleged that Bugri Naabu engages in corrupt activities by collecting monies, goats, cows and other things from people with a promise of getting them the School Feeding programme job.

However, Bugri Naabu denied the allegations and accused her and the Upper East Regional Minister, Rockson Bukari of plotting to kill the late NPP’s Upper East regional chairman, Adams Mahama.

The two leading figures were subsequently hauled before the National Executive Council of the party, reprimanded for their actions and made to render an unqualified apology for their public gaffe. 

According to Otiko she reacted to Bugri Naabu’s comments against her because, she felt disrespected. 

Because I am a woman he feels he can bully me…but I apologise to all Ghanaians for what happened,” she said.

Bugri Naabu on the otherhand described the allegation as a ‘slip of tongue’ but apologized nonetheless to Rockson Bukari, for suggesting that he connived with others to murder Adams Mahama.

Portions of his apology letter said “I write to sincerely and unreservedly retract wholly my comments about your client (Rockson Bukari) in an interview I granted Accra-based Radio XYZ. I note, most regrettably that those rather unfortunate comments have since Monday 8th May, 2017, gained wide publicity and may have implications for an ongoing trial in the High Court.”

But commenting on these happenings, Sam Pee Yalley strongly indicaed that until investigations are conducted to exonerate Otiko Djaba, she still remains a murderer in his mind.

“…until this matter is settled Otiko Djaba will remain in my mind as a murderer forever…I do not think that apology can erase the allegation of murder. It is in the interest of both Otiko and Bugri Naabu to face an enquiry to clear their name…” Sam Pee Yalley said during a panel discussion on Radio Gold’s Alhaji and Alhaji, Saturda

“Technical Universities Key To Industrialisation Agenda” – President Akufo-Addo

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has reiterated the commitment of his government towards the prioritisation of technical education and the skills development of students in the country’s senior high and tertiary institutions, as it holds the key to the country’s industrial development.

According to President Akufo-Addo, “if the ambitions we have for this country are going to come into fruition, a great deal of it depends on what is going to happen in places like this. You are going to be at the centre of the industrial revolution of our country. That revolution needs to happen now if Ghana is going to make progress.”

The President noted that “all those countries in the world that used to be like us, but are now places of prosperity and development, became so because they paid a great deal of attention and committed a lot of resources to the development of their educational system, especially the development of their technical and scientific education.”

President Akufo-Addo made this known on Sunday, 14th May, 2017, when he addressed students of the Ho Technical University, at its auditorium, at the climax of his 2-day visit to the Volta Region. 

The President stressed that if Ghana is to emulate the successes of the Asian tigers, especially countries who gained their independence around the same time as Ghana did, then technical institutions must have priority in the country’s educational expenditure. 

It is for this reason, he said, that the process of reorganising and re-prioritising the country’s educational expenditure is on-going, evident in the 2017 Asempa Budget ensuring a substantial increase in the budgetary allocation to the educational sector. 

Technical education, the President indicated “is the key to our future. Whatever we can do to support your development, to make it relatively easy for you to study hard and to get the information to be able to contribute to the progress and development of the country, the Akufo-Addo administration is going to do exactly that.” 

President Akufo-Addo continued, “We cannot continue to be raw material producing and exporting countries, depending on the production of unprocessed cocoa or unprocessed gold. There is no future in that for us as a people. We will continue to be poor if we go down that line. We must make a systematic effort to change the structure of our economy. We cannot do it unless we have people like you primed and ready to assist the process of transformation.”

Completion of school projects

Government, the President said, is committed to the completion of projects such as the Industrial Art building, the housing project for faculty staff and the completion of the residence for the Vice Chancellor of the Ho Technical University, the three projects of priority of the institution. 

With the administration of President Kufuor responsible for “80% of the infrastructural development at this university”, the Vice Chnacellor of the University indicated that not much has been done, in terms of infrastructural development, for the school. 

“So it would be very fitting if I carried off from where he (President Kufuor) left off. That is a commitment I am making to you, and I am going to do exactly just that,” he said, to a rapturous applause from students of the institution, adding that “it will be my pleasure to come here and commission these uncompleted projects before my four years are over”.

Stay united as a people 

President Akufo-Addo urged the students, and by extension all Ghanaians, to “remember that we are part and parcel of the same dream. The men and women who sacrificed to make it possible to get our freedom had a vision of Ghana as a beacon, and the light of the world. We have to hold onto that vision”.

Ghana, President Akufo-Addo added, “is a rich country. If we agree that we will govern ourselves in an intelligent, modern and progressive manner, eschew corruption, look at best practices, put aside tribalism, insist on excellence that we are not going to be satisfied with second best but only the best, that promise of Ghana is going to be realised in our time.”

He continued, “We are going through difficulties now because of things that happened in the past. Don’t let us allow the past to constrain our future. Let us believe that we are capable of leaving the past behind and soldering on to that bright future that beckons for us. If we have that belief in ourselves and we translate it into action, in 10 years time, none of us will recognise the Ghana of today. We will see a new Ghana of progress and prosperity, and you are going to be beneficiaries of that new Ghana.”