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SGI To Help Ghana To Deal With Security Threat



Leader of the United States delegation attending the 5th Security Governance Initiative (SGI) Steering Committee Meeting in Ghana and former US Ambassador to Rwanda, Micheal Arietti, has stated that the US stands ready to assist Ghana to deal with all existing and emerging security threats.
Speaking at the turn of the United States and Ghana 5th Steering Committee Meeting of the Security Governance Initiative (SGI) at the US West Africa Regional Training Centre in Accra, Arietti said the SGI is a partnership between the Government of Ghana and the United States of America with the sole aim of improving Ghana’s security sector and enabling the conditions for national prosperity remain a priority to the US and they will not spare any effort to get the initiative fully operationalized.
Under the SGI, Ghana and the United States signed a Joint Country Action Plan (JCAP) which identified three priority areas of partnership namely: Maritime Security, Border Management and Integration, and Cybercrime and Cybersecurity. In addition, the administration of justice serves as a cross-cutting theme in the JCAP.
“The United States has engaged its SGI monitoring and evaluation team to conduct a wide-ranging stocktaking. Once we have collected that data, we will use it to collaborate with our Ghanaian partners by returning to the original JCAP and making thoughtful decisions about how best to focus our joint efforts at bolstering Ghana’s overall security sector needs,” Ambassador Arietti said during his remarks at the opening ceremony of the meeting.
US Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie Sullivan, said at the heart of fighting the security threats facing Ghana and the United States is the effective sharing of information stressing that “exchanging information isn’t difficult but what is hard is putting information to use”.
“There is a Ghanaian proverb that says, “eti koro nko agyina”, or “One head doesn’t hold counsel”, that I think illustrates this idea nicely. One agency, acting alone and without counsel may act in the wrong way, or too late, or not at all,” Ambassador Sullivan said.
National Security Coordinator, Joshua Kyeremeh, in a rare public appearance registered the government of Ghana’s sincere thanks to the US government for its assistance through the SGI programme.
He urged the security agency representatives at the meeting to put forward all ideas they have that would be beneficial to the decision making process of government as far as the security of the nation is concerned.

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Ghanaian Business Mogul Allegedly M*rdered In South Africa




Intel from a reliable source stated that a 48 year old Ghanaian businessman, Newton Kwaku Boateng, who is based in South Africa has been allegedly poisoned to death by his South African wife in SA a week ago.

Mr. Newton who recently had scuffles with his wife had reported her to his family in Ghana, and even threatened divorce. Suspecting foul play, Boateng’s family have expressed their displeasure and despair at the death of their relative. They believe without doubt that indeed, their relative was poisoned by his wife.

Mr. Godwin Attipoe who spoke on behalf of Newton’s Family in Ghana said “We are so devastated. We are so angry. We are so heartbroken.”

He hinted that after the death of the beloved brother, a case of inquest was opened in Kempton Park, South African Police Service in Gauteng Province, South Africa, adding that “Kempton Park is a City which is based in Gauteng Province”.

Godwin Attipoe claimed they suspect corruption and cover up of the murder of Newton Kwaku Boateng by Kempton Park police station which he claimed is working closely with the wife of the deceased Alinah Mahlangu. Why? Their inquest for an autopsy be done on the victim is being denied by the police service in SA.

An emotional Godwin had to pause speaking as he started weeping, triggering cries among his other family members who were with him.
He further revealed that South African police say they are investigating and awaiting autopsy results after the body with foam in his mouth was found.

He however said “We are giving the South Africa police the authority and power of attorney to order an autopsy on Newton Boateng who died on March 2, 2023”.

He appealed to the Ghana Embassy in South Africa to assist the family to supervise the autopsy on the deceased, which his wife is resisting, adding that the wife of the deceased has not been authorized to represent the family on the issue.

More developing on the issue. Watch this space.

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South Korea Halloween stampede: Seoul crush killed at least 151 lives. (video)




South Korea Halloween stampede: Seoul crush killed at least 151 lives. (video)

South Korea Halloween stampede : At least 146 people have been killed after a stampede in the South Korean capital of Seoul on Saturday night.

During Halloween celebrations outside the Hamilton Hotel in the Itaewon neighborhood, the victims were crushed by a massive throng surging forward on a small street.

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Social media videos showed numerous casualties lying on the ground as emergency personnel and onlookers tried to revive them with CPR.

The 150 injured, many of whom are in serious condition in the hospital, and the death toll, according to Choi Seong-beom, chief of Seoul’s Yongsan fire department, could increase.

He said that the majority of the bodies had been transferred to hospitals, while the remainder had been taken to a nearby gym so that they could be recognized.


All of Seoul’s emergency services professionals, along with hundreds more, were deployed to the streets to treat the injured.

Although some local media reports claimed a huge number of people flocked to the area after learning an unnamed celebrity had been there, it is unclear what precipitated the crowd surge.

Oh Se-hoon, the mayor of Seoul, had been traveling in Europe but decided to come back home after hearing the news.

Following the stampede, South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol presided over an emergency meeting.


In a statement, he urged officials to guarantee the injured received prompt medical attention and to examine the festival venues’ security.

The largest Halloween celebrations in years were held in Itaewon, according to local media, as a result of the recent relaxation of COVID-19 regulations.


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