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MP for Kumawu, Philip Basoah is dead

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The Member of Parliament for Kumawu in the Ashanti Region, Philip Atta Basoah is dead.

Family sources who confirmed his death to Myjoyonline.com said he died early this morning, Tuesday, March 28.

He died at the age of 53 at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.

Philip Atta Basoah was conspicuously missing in parliament last Friday, March 24, 2023 during a critical vote to confirm ministerial appointees of President Akufo-Addo.

Neither his Personal Assistant nor anyone close to him knew his whereabouts until his room was forcibly opened, only to find him collapsed.

He was rushed to the hospital in comma but passed away while plans were underway to fly him out for further care.

Basoah, in parliament on the ticket of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), was in Parliament on Thursday, March 23, to participate in parliamentary work.

The next day, Friday, was deemed critical where the Majority and Minority caucuses needed their full members to vote, given their then avowed positions to vote en-bloc either for or against the appointments.

Basoah was missing, along with two other MPs, and frantic efforts by his colleagues to both delay the voting process and to locate him yielded no results.

Voting eventually proceeded, and the results, expected to be split in the middle based on their equal representation, turned out an anti-climax as a good number of the Minority joined their Majority colleagues to vote to approve the appointees.

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The Shidaa Foundation donates to Apataim Methodist Basic School in Axim

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The Shidaa Foundation, led by Mr. Roland Akwensivie, a Ghanaian entrepreneur and philanthropist based in Canada, along with the talented Afrobeats artist “Cee Levelz” from the Delmi camp, generously donated educational materials to Apateim Methodist Basic School in the Nzema East Municipal, located in the Western region.

On Tuesday, November 7, 2023, the foundation provided a motorized wheelchair and an array of learning materials, including books, writing utensils, erasers, highlighters, files, colored pencils, crayons, calculators, mathematical sets, and school bags.

In an interview with With the media , Mr. Roland Akwensivie explained the rationale behind selecting Apateim as the recipient of this thoughtful donation.

“Apateim was identified as a community in great need of educational support. We considered factors such as economic conditions, limited access to educational resources, and the number of underprivileged children in the area. Apateim stood out as a place where our donations would have a significant impact,” he stated.

Mr. Akwensivie also called upon the general public to lend their support to the Shidaa Foundation.

“The Shidaa Foundation warmly welcomes contributions from individuals and organizations who share our goal of empowering underserved youth and enhancing education. There are various ways to contribute, such as making donations, providing in-kind support, volunteering, establishing partnerships, advocating for our cause, sponsoring initiatives, or engaging with the community,” he emphasized.

The mission of the Shidaa Foundation is to promote education and empower underprivileged youth to achieve their full potential. The foundation is dedicated to offering educational assistance, resources, and opportunities to children in need, ensuring they possess the necessary tools to succeed in their academic pursuits.

The Shidaa Foundation envisions a brighter future, where education is accessible to all and serves as a beacon of hope in marginalized communities. Their ultimate goal is to touch the lives of as many children as possible, igniting their passion for learning and equipping them with the essential means to succeed. The foundation dreams of a world where education acts as a transformative force, breaking down barriers and empowering young individuals to fulfill their aspirations.

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Former First Lady Theresa Kufuor dead

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Former First Lady Theresa Kufuor is dead, Modern news gh  can confirm.

Citi News has gathered that Theresa Kufuor, the wife of former President John Agyekum Kufuor died at her home in Peduase surrounded by her family on Sunday, October 1. She was 87.

President Nana Akufo-Addo has already visited the residence of former President Kufuor to extend his condolences.

Theresa Kufuor (born 25 October 1935) was the wife of John Kufuor, the second President of the Fourth Republic of Ghana, and former First Lady of Ghana. She was a retired nurse and midwife.

Mrs Kufuor started her education at the Catholic Convent, OLA, at Keta in the Volta Region of Ghana. She later went to London, where she was educated as a Registered General Nurse, in the Southern Hospital Group of Nursing, Edinburgh, Scotland.

After further study at the Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford and Paddington General Hospital, London, she qualified as a State Certified Midwife with a Certificate in Premature Nursing.

Theresa married John Kufuor when he was at age 23 after they met at a Republic Day Anniversary Dance in London in 1961. They got married in 1962. She is a mother of five and a grandmother of eight. She is a devout Roman Catholic.

Despite being the first lady of Ghana for eight years between 2001 and 2009, she managed to maintain a low profile in the political arena.

In 2007 she pushed for policy changes in the Government’s white paper on Educational Reforms towards the implementation of UNESCO’s Free compulsory universal basic education (FCUBE) program for kindergarten children.

She founded the Mother and Child Community Development Foundation (MCCDF), a non-governmental organisation operating in Ghana and Canada that supports work in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission.

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16 feared dead, dozens injured in Gomoa Akyereko accident on Accra-Cape Coast highway

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Some 16 people are feared dead in an accident at Gomoa Akyereko on the Accra-Cape Coast highway.

This was the result of a head-on collision between a petrol tanker and a bus at about 5:00 am on Tuesday morning.

The bus was traveling from Abidjan to Buduburam while the tanker was filled with petrol, traveling from Accra heading towards Takoradi.

The Winneba Fire Service Commander explained that “in fact, people have been dismembered.”

Speaking on the AM Show, he clarified, “We have been able to rescue the rescuable lives first, which we have done. We have sent them to the trauma and specialist hospital.”

The rest have been sent to a municipal hospital nearby.

As a result, the road has been blocked to traffic as security agencies on-site work around the clock to restore normalcy.

“We have been able to tow the Yutong bus to a place of safety. And currently, we are receiving the lifeless body of the driver’s mate after which we will tow the tanker to a place of safety as well so that we will be able to open the traffic,” he added.

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