Angel TV on November 17, 2023, posted a video of the edifice that was to become the final resting place of ex-First Lady Theresa Kufuor.
The 10-minute video, posted on their YouTube page, showed the plush mansion sitting at the hilltop in a suburb of the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi; which was undergoing furnishing and other final touches.
Titled, “EXCLUSIVE TOUR of President Kufour’s NEW MANSION where his late wife Theresa Kufuor will be buried,” the video had no accompanying commentary except for visuals of the drive to the house and shots of the compound and the interior.
According to a narration by Facebook page, Dadzie Multimedia, the house was a gift to the former president and is meant to be a countryside home for him whenever he visits the region.
Other key details picked from their presentation posted in Facebook and YouTube leveraging on the Angel TV video were as follows:
a. The house was a gift from CEO of Angel Group of Companies, Dr. Kweku Oteng
Indeed, the footage shows Dr. Oteng engaged in a conversation with a woman in the main hall of the building as artisans go about their duties.
b. It has a helipad, meaning the former president can fly straight to the home without driving to Kumasi or using the airport.
c. It is estimated to cost US$1 million. GhanaWeb is unable to confirm this estimate and is working to get verification of the cost.
d. The building is located at Daaban, a suburb of Kumasi which is hometown of the former president.
The final journey of former Theresa Aba Kufuor begun on Thursday, November 16, 2023, in Accra when a Requiem Mass was held in her honour at the Christ the King Catholic Church.
A state funeral was subsequently held at the Forecourt of the State House in Accra on Friday before her body was conveyed to Kumasi for a final traditional funeral and burial on Saturday, November 18, 2023.
The traditional funeral was held at the Heroes Park in Kumasi following which a private burial was held at the said residence.
Mrs Kufuor died on Sunday 1 October 2023, 24 days before her 89th birthday.
Let’s live harmoniously to safeguard Ghana’s peace – Peace Council on recent clashes
The National Peace Council (NPC) has called on Ghanaians to live harmoniously with each other to safeguard the country’s peace.
It has urged Ghanaians to protect “the peace and security of the country by creating and using avenues of tolerance, cooperation, and coexistence to sustain the country’s identity as an oasis of peace in Africa.”
This follows the unfortunate violent clashes in some parts of the country which have resulted in the deaths of some citizens.
Reports from Kintampo in the Bono East Region, Nkwanta in the Oti Region, and Wenchiki in the Northeast Region indicate that violence has led to the destruction of lives and property in these affected communities.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, the NPC reminded Ghanaians “of paragraphs (c), (d) and (i) of
article 41 of the 1992 constitution of the Republic of Ghana which states thus: The exercise and enjoyment of rights and freedoms is inseparable from the performance of duties and obligations, and accordingly, it shall be the duty of every citizen.”
“To foster national unity and live in harmony with others; to respect the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of others, and generally to refrain from doing acts detrimental to the welfare of other persons. To co-operate with lawful agencies in the maintenance of law and order.”
Read the full statement from the NPC here
Defence and National Security Ministers to appear before parliament today over Kintampo clash
The Ministers of Defence and National Security are expected to appear before the Defence and Interior Committee of Parliament on Thursday, November 23, to provide a briefing on actions being taken by the government to forestall a clash between the Mo and Wangara tribes in the Kintampo North municipality.
This comes on the back of a summons by the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin.
According to the Member of Parliament for the area, Joseph Kwame Kumah, tensions were high when the Mo tribe requested to perform rituals within the months of November and December, coinciding with the annual Klubi festival of the Wangara community.
In response to calls for a ceasefire by the MP, the Speaker directed that the government must take immediate steps to ensure peaceful coexistence.
“As the first authorities to come to this house to brief the committee on Defense and Interior, this is an urgent matter that should be handled with dispatch. I think Thursday should be okay for the two ministers and their commanders to appear before the committee early tomorrow morning by 9 am to brief the committee. It is an urgent matter.”
“The National Security Council through their regional office should immediately intervene because the chieftaincy institution is one of the cornerstones of the peace and security of our country, and we hold that institution dearly. We will do everything to prevent that institution from falling into disarray,” he stated.
Watch how Quick Credit staff violently raided restaurant over ‘unpaid loan’
Some staff of a popular loan company, Quick Credit Ghana, stormed a local restaurant to recover a loan sum.
Videos available to GhanaWeb and shared on social media showed over half a dozen male workers in violent exchanges with the staff at the restaurant said to be located at Laterbiokoshie, a suburb of Accra.
According to a person videoing the encounter, the staff had forced their way into the facility, packed up the furniture and succeeded in locking up the place before leaving.
The video, shot in the evening, however, did not show any affected customers nor did it show any casualties.
The company has yet to issue an official statement on the development. GhanaWeb is also trying to reach out to the affected businesses.
Watch the video below:
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