A week of snake invasion, Mahama’s visit to Scotland and more

The sad news of the death of DCOP Angwubutoge Awuni broke on Monday morning.

The Eastern Regional Police Commander died at the Police Hospital in Accra early Monday, after a short illness.

The late DCOP Awuni
Members of the police hierarchy mourned the sudden demise of the outspoken man. The general public especially journalists and politicians who had met him, also mourned him.

Another sad news that broke on Monday was the killing of about 16 people in a gun attack by militants at a beach resort in the Southern part of Ivory Coast.

A man killed at the Ivorian beach
Away from the killing and deaths, President John Dramani Mahama granted an interview to TV3 in Accra on the same day which triggered some exciting discussions.

He touched on several issues including the economy , energy, corruption and the unfortunate errors in Ghana’s 59th Independence Anniversary brochure . He also commented on the death of comedian Bob Okala who died Sunday dawn.

President John Mamaha and President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya seated at the Black Stars Square

President Mahama also challenged the 2016 flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo for a debate.

Some Ghanaians started raising security concerns after the attack at the Ivorian beach.

Then on Tuesday, was the news of the default judgement by the Ho High Court which among other things ordered the Global Evangelical Church to return chapels to the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

Some members of the E.P Church after they won the case

The Global Evangelical Church took possession of these churches and some other properties when it broke away from the E.P. Church some 26 years ago.

Also on Tuesday, the Auditor-General, Richard Quartey expressed anger over the non-implementation of its reports submitted to the Public Accounts Committee for action.

Wednesday was a comedy of political challenge as Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo accepted President John Dramani Mahamah’s call for debate on Twitter on condition that the debate would solve problems facing Ghana .

Few hours after, Akufo-Addo’s remarks, the 2016 Presidential hopeful of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) challenged President John Dramani Mahama to debate him instead of Akufo-Addo.

PPP 2016 flagbearer, Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom
Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom questioned the President’s pick , wondering whether he dared Akufo-Addo because he (Akufo Addo) comes out as an easy match for him.

On Thursday, snakes invaded some three communities in the Ashanti Region. Residents in Essienimpong, Kwaaso, and Piase towns near Ejisu in the Ashanti Region killed close to 300 snakes within three days.

Some dead snakes at the town of Essienimpong
Back to the presidency, President John Dramani Mahama as part of a working visit to Scotland also addressed some members of the Scottish Parliament , on this day.

President John Dramani Mahama, First Lady Lordina Mahama and some Ministers of State at the Scottish Parliament

His visit to the country drew gay rights criticisms from some opposition members of the Scotish Parliament.

There was another bad news to report. Six people died and several others were severely injured in a car crash on the Kasoa-Winneba road.

State of the two vehicles after the crash
The unfortunate incident happened at Gomoa-Buduatta junction in the Central Region at about 10:45pm on Thursday, while it was raining heavily.

To end an eventful week, one person was severely injured as a result of an explosion that occurred at the power room of the Cedi House in Accra at about 6:30 am.

Cedi House
Also on Friday, about 19 Judicial Service workers found to have been complicit in the judicial corruption scandal were sacked.

President John Dramani Mahama dedicated his honourary Doctor of Law award from the University of Aberdeen to Ghanaians.

President John Dramani Mahama and First Lady Lordina Mahama

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