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It's set to become a 21st century benchmark and the greatest stadium in the world.The Santiago Bernabéu of the 21st century will be the best stadium in the world, a state-of-the-art icon boasting the highest levels of comfort, security and all of the latest technology. One of Madrid's biggest attractions for those who visit the city and the place where fans will continue to enjoy unforgettable experiences
Akon has been a victim of car theft in Atlanta. According to a police report obtained by XXL on Tuesday (May 25th), the Senegalese-American act, born Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam, informed the Atlanta Police Department just before midnight on Monday (May 24th) that his white Range Rover SUV was stolen from QuikTrip gas station located at 761 Sidney Marcos Blvd.
Akon told authorities that he left his car running as he pumped gas on the passenger side of the vehicle.
The African legendary Artist noticed the SUV pulling off as he was putting gas into the vehicle
Ghana needs peace.we shouldn't cause any war because of our selfish gains because there can never be a party when there is no state
Ghana has become a significant trans-shipment point for illegal drugs, particularly cocaine from South America and heroin from Afghanistan. Ghana has taken limited steps to combat illicit trafficking of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances. Trafficking has also fueled increasing domestic drug consumption. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has an office in the Embassy and works closely with the Narcotics Control Board, which coordinates government counter-narcotics efforts. These activities include enforcement and control, education, treatment, rehabilitation, and reintegration. Penalties for possessing, using, or trafficking in illegal drugs in Ghana are severe; convicted offenders can expect long jail sentences and heavy fines. The use of illegal drugs procured in Ghana may have life-threatening consequences. There have been several deaths of U.S. citizens resulting from the use of narcotics procured locally.
Women and girls from China, Nigeria, Côte d'Ivoire, and Burkina Faso have been subjected to forced prostitution after arriving in Ghana. Citizens from other West African countries are subjected to forced labor in Ghana in agriculture or involuntary domestic servitude. Trafficking victims endure extremes of harsh treatment, including long hours, debt bondage, lack of pay, physical risks, and sexual abuse.
Ghana is a country of origin, transit, and destination for women and children subjected to trafficking in persons, specifically forced labor and forced prostitution. The nonconsensual exploitation of Ghanaian citizens, particularly children, is more common than the trafficking of foreign migrants. The movement of internally trafficked children is either from rural to urban areas, or from one rural area to another, as from farming to fishing communities.
U.S. citizens frequently consult the U.S. Embassy regarding questionable business offers originating or claiming to originate from Ghana. Perpetrators of business fraud often target foreigners, including U.S. citizens. Such fraudulent schemes are now prevalent throughout West Africa. Business scams typically begin with an unsolicited communication (usually by e-mail) from an unknown individual who pitches a business opportunity promising quick financial gain. These “opportunities” usually involve the transfer of a large sum of money or valuables out of the country and the payment of a series of “advance fees,” such as fees to open a bank account or to pay certain taxes in order to complete the transaction; however, the final payoff never occurs. The purpose of the scams is to collect money from the victim through these fees. The Embassy has received reports of fraudulent charities soliciting contributions via the internet or direct mail. If you receive business offers or charity requests, particularly unsolicited ones, carefully check out the requesting entity before committing any funds, providing any goods or services, or undertaking any travel.
In Accra and other urban areas, thieves and armed robbers target motorists using ruses to extort money. In some cases, robbers have intentionally caused minor accidents or pretended to be hit in order to get vehicles to stop. Others have attempted to “warn” drivers of a mechanical problem or flat tire. Maintain sufficient distance between your vehicle and the one ahead while stopped in traffic to enable evasive action and to avoid being in a situation where criminals box you in.
Local drivers do not abide by the rules of the road, and police enforce traffic laws unevenly, even in major cities. Excessive speeding, unpredictable driving behavior, and lack of adherence to basic safety standards for local vehicles are widespread. Many vehicles are unlicensed, and most drivers lack basic driver training or insurance. Use defensive driving techniques, including maintaining sufficient following distances to avoid accidents.
Property crimes against foreigners remain a concern, especially residential burglaries and vehicle theft. Carjacking occurs sporadically; on average fewer than 10 incidents occur each month nationwide, half of which happen in the Greater Accra Region. There have been burglary attempts against expatriate residences, but perpetrators generally lack the sophistication required to overcome home alarm systems and security guards. Guard dogs have also been known to scare off intruders. Robbers may wait outside houses to ambush residents as they enter or exit the property.
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World Cleanup Day 2022: GAYO partner 21 CSOs to cleanup densely polluted beaches, educational institutions
The Green Africa Youth Organization (GAYO) under its Sustainable Enterprise Driven Solution Management initiative has joined forces with 21 civil society and governmental organizations in the country to cleanup the Sango Beach, one of the densely polluted beaches located at Teshie, a suburb Accra in the Greater Accra Region.
The exercise aims to help tackle environmental pollution in a bid to achieve the zero-plastic waste agenda in Ghana.
The event dubbed: “Beach Cleanup & Brand Audit” brought together participants from 21 governmental and non-governmental organizations who are partners including volunteers in numbers who converged at the venue during the early hours of Saturday September, 17, 2022, a day set aside globally to commemorate the World Cleanup Day.
The participants thoroughly cleanup, tidied and collected plastic waste including other pollutants which poses threat to fishes and inhabitants at the Sango beach.
The well patronized exercise was climaxed with a brand audit, an initiative by GAYO which witnessed the record keeping (sorting/analysing) of data on plastic waste to help identify the companies responsible for plastic pollution in the country with the view of holding them accountable.
The event which came on the theme: “Break Free From Plastic,” was organized as part of activities to commemorate this year’s World Cleanup Day; a global event which seeks primarily to unite across the world millions of volunteers, governments and organizations in the 191 members’ countries to tackle the global waste problem while building the new and sustainable world.
It was initiated by GAYO in collaboration with its Echo-Club Campus Chapters and supported by the Green Springs Global, Global Citizens, SESA Recycling, The GEF Small Grants Programme, La Dade Kotoku Municipal Assembly, Ledzokuku Municipal Assembly, G17 - University Ambassadors Consortium, the Human Rights Reporters Ghana-NGO and the Environmental Science Students’ Association.
Other partners include the Glittering Stars International, Geography Students' Association, the Green Innovation for People and Nature, Agribusiness Students' Association of Ghana, Water and Sanitation Students’ Association, the Radio Windy Bay 98.3 FM and the International Association of Students in Agriculture.
In his message to commemorate the 2022 World Cleanup Day in Ghana, Nana Mintah articulates that,
“As we strive to adapt and mitigate climate change impact, I know for sure there are frustrations but so are there opportunities to create a space where we can look back and be proud as future generations see our efforts to correct the mess that we created in the first place.”
“I am strong about plastic waste management. I believe it is time we stood together to work towards eliminating plastic pollution as it contributes significantly to climate change impacts.
The earth is the only place of our survival and we have the obligation to be effective stewards to preserve, protect and restore for now and future generations” he concludes.
Touching on brand audit as an intervention, Jacob Johnson Attakpah, Project Coordinator of the Green Africa Youth Organization (GAYO) observed that it is a citizen science initiative that involves recording data on plastic waste to help identify the companies responsible for plastic pollution and hold them accountable.
He further explained that it seeks to advance the scope from just clean-ups and anti-plastics use campaigns to tracing each producer and holding them accountable in managing their waste generation.
Mr. Attakpah stressed that his outfit is making a paradigm shift from the conventional campaigns on waste and plastics which largely focused on the consumers' “dos” and “don'ts” deemed as an ultimate goal to influence policy on the ban on single-use plastics.
“As the call on the elimination of plastic waste is on the crescendo, the alternative have been laid bare by GAYO which includes a complete ban on single-use plastic in Ghana to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Kenya.
It is mainly by this means will there be prohibition on their production, distribution or use. This, GAYO believes offers the upper hand in achieving zero-plastic waste in Ghana”.
The world continues to sit on a time bomb as plastic waste is not properly managed especially for developing countries.
Plastic pollution significantly contributes to climate change. They cause land and water pollution, enhance greenhouse gas emissions, devalue marine ecosystems, and threaten wildlife and biodiversity.
Chemicals released by plastic waste render soil unproductive, thereby affecting food security.
GAYO is a youth-led gender-balanced advocacy group that focuses largely on environmental health and community development.
They operate around four thematic areas which include: capacity building, climate change, disaster risk reduction, and circular economy.
Human Rights Reporters' Joseph Wemakor invited to participate in Digital Clinic for Civic Actors in Lagos, Nigeria
Executive Director of Human Rights Reporters Ghana-NGO (HRRG) Joseph Wemakor, is among the first cohort of selected leaders of civil society organizations (CSOs) across West Africa invited to participate in the Digital Clinic for Civic Actors by the Spaces for Change (S4C), a non-governmental organization, situated in Lagos in collaboration with Interactive Initiative for Social Impact (Dataphyte).
The training aims to equip civic actors with practical skills to safeguard and mitigate risks in the digital world
The goal is to help journalists and civil society protect their information, data, devices and communications against digital security risks.
This forms part of an initiative of the Civic Space Resource Hub for Civil Society Organizations project in West Africa (CSR-Hub) which seeks to offer capacity building and technical support to CSOs across four strategic pillars such as: Civic Space Protection, Governance and Regulatory Compliance, Digital Security and Protection and Resource Mobilization and Financial Resilience
Mr Wemakor was selected out of over 60 applicants in West Africa by the project team of assessors who found him duly qualified for a spot in the training program.
The staunch human rights activist, among other cohorts expected to join the Clinic from Senegal, Sierra Leone and Nigeria will be well schooled on whistleblowing policies and practices, digital rights and its impact on the work of the media, CSO’s and human rights defenders and how to hold power accountable in a digital world etc.
The cohorts are expected to benefit from a 12-month fully funded training, workshops, coaching, technical support and financial resilience building across the pillars under the project.
A renowned human rights activist cum seasoned journo, Mr. Joseph Wemakor has taken a swipe at the state authorities for not doing enough to protect the rights and lives of human cum social rights advocates/activists who are committed to championing causes at perils of their lives daily with the aim of bringing about the desired change.
According to him, advocacy/activism as major tools for change exposes the advocates/activists to greater risks including loss of dear lives in most cases which requires that maximum protection and support are given them by the authorities to guarantee their safety and security in order to continue to deliver on their mandate towards achieving results.
Mr. Wemakor made this known in an interview with Victoria Beeko Danso, host of HB Pulse on Homebase TV, during his appearance to discuss on the topic: “Combating Cruelty against Children 2” on Monday August 29, 2022.
The gleaming morning show among others seeks to throw more light on the woes of the 7-year-old girl who got brutally abused, tortured and bounded with ropes both hands and feet by his father after she was accused for shoplifting a biscuit from a shop.
The unfortunate incident caused a stir on social media on Tuesday July 19, 2022 and broke many hearts the moment a video footage and photograph accompanied by a powerful caption: “Tied like a lamb to the slaughter“ by the Human Rights Reporters Ghana (HRRG) went viral.
However, by the swift intervention of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly’s Department of Social Welfare and Community Development through support of the Ministry of Gender Children and Social Protection (MOGCSP) the child was freed from oppression.
When asked by the host what challenges are his outfit battling in the fight against human rights, Mr Joseph Wemakor who doubles as the Executive Director of Human Rights Reporters Ghana (HRRG) and the Co-convener of the Youth and the SDG3 sub-platforms of the Ghana Civil Society Organizations Platform on SDGs in Ghana said: “activism is not an easy task all; it expose us activists to so much risk and if care is not taken and you run out of luck, you might even lose your life in the process.
That’s why people like us ought to be protected so we can continue to work to bring about change”.
He further revealed that his outfit often chanced upon gross human rights violations on a daily baisis which ought to be uncovered but due to lack of protection by the authorities, the group could not take action as a result of fear of victimization.
The HRRG is a vibrant Ghanaian human rights advocacy group with a global reach, committed to ensuring people’s rights are respected, protected and fulfilled.
It is made up of young Ghanaian journalists, editors, lawyers, human rights activists, advocates and defenders who are wholly dedicated and committed to helping address issues of human rights violations in Ghana and beyond to bring the country closer to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Human Rights Reporters Ghana (HRRG) has welcomed the news about the rescue of a 7-year-old girl who was brutally assaulted, tortured, and abused by her father, with great joy after its report on the barbaric and inhumane treatment meted out to the young girl yielded a positive result, pushes the authorities to respond leading to her rescue from the grips of her tyrannizing family.
7-year-old Mary Asana's (not her real name) photograph and video footage broke the internet on Friday, July 19, 2022, and got many hearts torn after a publication by the Human Rights Reporters Ghana went viral.
In the image which triggered shock and horror, Mary can be seen in ropes firmly tied up on both hands and feet lying helplessly on the floor in a sorrowful state.
The caption accompanying the photograph: “Tied like a lamb to the slaughter", aroused huge public outcry with the publication receiving the widest publicity on several social media platforms the moment the news surfaced.
Mary was accused of shoplifting a ‘common biscuit’ from a neighbor’s shop, the act which infuriated her father to the extent that he almost ended up crucifying her in a bid to instill discipline in her.
According to the victim’s father, Mary just can’t stop stealing petty items like food and money as persons with the condition of kleptomania are often accused of.
Mary is currently free from oppression.
This was made possible through the intervention of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly’s Department of Social Welfare and Community Development with the support of the Ministry of Gender Children and Social Protection (MOGCSP) which led to her rescue.
Mr. Godfred Abogo, the Unit Head for the Department of Social Welfare at the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly who led the rescue operation team shared two (2) photographs of the child with the Executive Director of Human Rights Reporters Ghana, Mr. Joseph Wemakor, indicating that she is now freed and in safe hands within the Department’s custody.
In one of the photographs, the child appeared in a nice costume within a setting that looks like an office in a standing posture posing for the camera while in the other one she was spotted with a bottle of coke in the hands sipping the content into her mouth through a straw in an environment that looks like a restaurant.
According to Mr. Abogo, the initial findings of his outfit pointed to the child exhibiting a pilfering condition akin to kleptomania which prompted her parents to unacceptably restrict her movement resulting in her being assaulted and further bound her up with ropes.
His disclosure corroborates the findings of the Human Rights Reporters Ghana highlighted in its preliminary report on the saga.
He added that investigations into the matter are still currently ongoing to unravel more on the disturbing issue while arrangements are being made to pave way for the reunification of the child with her biological mother.
Meanwhile, he also indicated that the child’s father and stepmother are currently cooperating with his outfit to amicably resolve the issue.
“The parents of the victim did not resist an attempt to free the child, in fact, they were remorseful and voluntarily agreed to the rescue”.
“They have signed a bond of good behavior and to produce the biological mother of the child within the shortest possible time.”
Mr. Abogo also averred that his outfit is solely responsible for footing all the bills of costs incurred for the upkeep of the child while in custody.
This, according to him, is being funded through the Integrated Social Services Delivery System (ISS) of the KMA Department of Social Welfare.
When asked about the roles of the police service in assisting the Social Welfare Department during the rescue operation, he said that “The police were reluctant and besides they didn’t have a DOVVSU office at Ampabame, hence we did it alone”.
The Human Rights Reporters Ghana after breaking the troubling news on that fateful ‘black Friday’, July 19, 2022, did not just sit back and rest on its laurels but quickly proceeded to reach out to the Gender Ministry for help through its HELPLINE OF HOPE call Centre and then gotten a response after which it was redirected to the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly Social Welfare Department in the Ashanti Region. The outcome of which witnessed the swift intervention and subsequently led to the rescue of the child.
The HRRG congratulates the KMA Department of Social Welfare in the Ashanti Region for taking this giant step to rescue the 7-year-old girl and also urges it to endeavor to fast-track the investigations appropriately and ensure the perpetrator of this heinous crime is severely punished as well as help facilitate the reunification of the child with her biological mother as early as possible to safeguard her welfare and growth.
Let no one look down on your youth. Instead, be an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity
Agbodra Ernest, a student of Ho Technical University was interviewed at Avenor tv by a veteran media influencer, Acid on a drive show.
On his political agendas and runs , he was asked to say his ambitions and what legacy he is living as a youth. He said the legacy can't be told by him but others are supposed to say. He proceeded and advice the youths by saying " let no one look down on your youth. Instead, be an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity"
A man on Twitter has shared on his page his real-time experience at the house of a lady he paid a visit to.
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The man, known as @welbie said he was forced to hide in the wardrobe of the lady after her main boyfriend visited the house unnoticed.
The man shared a photo he took while he was hiding in the wardrobe waiting for the main boyfriend to step out he also leaves.
The guy made light remarks about the situation to suggest that he was not taking it seriously.
He tweeted; ”You in her dms, I’m in her closet… hiding because her boyfriend just visited.”
Be supportive You Are The Backbone Of Your Family - Sofo Maame Patricia Asare Frimpong Advised Women.
Sofo Maame Patricia Asare Frimpong the wife of the head pastor, Apostle Asare Frimpong of Global Fountain Of Grace Ministry International at Wassa Akropong, Amenfi East branch in the Western Region. Has advised women to be hardworking and supportive to their husbands because they are the backbone of the family and has a big role to play.
During the Mothers Day celebration Sofo Maame Patricia Asare Frimpong donated 1Kg of 60 bags of rice, 60 bottles of Coca-cola and Fanta, 1 Box of Donsimon fruit juice and many other gifts to the Women's Fellowship of the church.
When answering a question "why making this donations"? with an interview with Rivers news reporter and Ghana Youth's Leaders 2022 Awards winner Abrewa Nana Kwabena Tawiah she stated it is a hard time women learn to work hard, be supportive at homes because they are the backbone of their families.
According to Sofo Maame Patricia Asare Frimpong, she don't need anything in return for spending almost about Gh¢ 4000 on this donations than to see Ghanian women taking this advises so that they can become financially independent.
Adding to that Sofo Maame Patricia Asare Frimpong discloses that most Churches don't normally help women.
And she urges churches to pay much attention to women's especially their Work and Family life because they are the backbone of their families.
Top 10 Highest Paid Footballers In The World
Soccer stars are the highest-paid sportsmen in the world. They are paid millions of dollars and Euros just to remain in a team or to make a transfer to a new team.
But are all the footballers paid equally? Certainly not, these players are paid according to the contract which is signed keeping their recent form, overall stats, future potential, and fitness in mind.
Below, we have mentioned the top 10 highest-paid footballers in history who are making everyone desirable to put their life into the soccer career.
$483,000 per week
Robert Lewandowski is the only Bundesliga player on our list.
He is a professional footballer of Bundesliga who plays as a striker in the club.
He is also the captain of the Poland national team. He is the only player in his club who has scored over 500 goals for his country.
He was also named FIFA’S Men’s player of the year in 2020.
Lewandowski has made many awesome records in his career, he had made an unbelievable scoring record during the extension of the large trophy collection.
He has won the German top-flight during nine of his 11 years playing for his country.
He earns about $767,706 per week.
9. David de Gea (Manchester United)
$517,000 per week
David de Gea is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper in the national team of Spain.
He also plays for the premier league club manchester united as a goalkeeper and the most amazing thing about David is that he is the top-earning goalkeeper in the world and also regarded as the best goalkeeper in the world.
His youth career started as playing for Atletico Madrid and a few decades later he was signed by Manchester united.
As he was the highest-earning goalkeeper, he earns $517,000 salary weekly.
8. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
$531,000 per week
He is a professional footballer of the Belgian national team.
He plays as a midfielder in his team and also for the premier league club Manchester city.
He is a successful footballer in the world that’s why he is regarded as a player in the world and also described as a complete footballer.
He recently signed a contract after which now he has become the top earner in England.
Bruyne has earned three league titles in just six years of his gaming career in Manchester city.
He earns a weekly salary of $531,000 per week.
7. Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)
$531,000 per week
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best football players in the world.
He is a professional Portuguese football player, he plays as a forward player in the Portugal national team and Ronaldo also captains the team.
He also plays for the premier league club Manchester united.
He is described as the most recognizable athlete on the planet and also the most popular in the world.
Ronaldo’s one-week income is about $531,000.
6. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint Germain)
$566,000 per week
Kylian is one of the best footballers, he is a professional French footballer.
He plays as a forward player in the France national team. Kylian Mbappe also plays for ligue1 club Paris Saint Germain as a forward player.
He has earned the title of Ligue 1 young player of the year at the age of 16, he also got the golden boy award while playing with Ligue 1 club Monaco.
His name comes in the list of the PSG’s top three players lowest-paid stars but still, his name comes in the list of top 10 earner players of the world.
He earns a weekly salary of $566,000
5. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)
$690,000 per week
He is a professional footballer of welsh, he plays as a winger in the Wales national team.
He also plays as a winger for the la Liga club Real Madrid. He is also a free-kick specialist.
In recent years, his reputation suffered a dent regardless of which still he remains one of the highest-paid footballers.
His weekly is about $690,000
4. Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona)
$793,000 per week
Griezmann is the only representative of Barcelona who is on the list of the top 10 highest-paid footballers after the departure of Messi.
He is a professional french footballer, griezmann plays as a forward player in the national team of France.
He earns a monthly salary of $793,000
3. Luis Suarez (Atletico Madrid)
$793,000 per week
He is an Uruguayan professional football player.
Luis plays as a striker in the national team.
He also plays for the Spanish club Atletico Madrid. after leaving Blaugrana, he excelled in Griezman’s former club where he helps them in winning the La Liga Santander title during his first session.
He earns $793,000 per week.
2. Neymar (Paris Saint Germain)
$836,000 per week
Neymar is a famous professional Brazilian footballer.
He plays as a forward player in the Brazil national team.
He also plays for the Ligue 1 club Paris Saint Germain. Neymar is regarded as the best player in the world.
He earns a weekly income of $836,000
1. Lionel Messi (Paris Saint Germain)
$1,325,000 per week
Lionel Messi, the most known footballer in the world. He is a professional Argentine football player, he plays as a forward player in the Argentina national team.
He also plays for the ligue1 club Paris Saint Germain.
his weekly income is around $1,325,000.
This made him the highest-paid footballer in the world.