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Deadline For Online Video Competition ‘Atoms Empowering Africa’ Extended

ROSATOM, organisers of ‘Atoms Empowering Africa‘ have extended the deadline for submissions for the sixth edition of its annual online video competition for African millennials.

The deadline for submissions is now February 15, 2021.

It is opened to students and young professionals between the ages of 18 and 35. ‘Atoms Empowering Africa’ seeks to ignite more interest in science and technology.

It is aimed at encouraging young people to “explore nuclear technologies and how these technologies could be utilized to benefit their region,” according to a statement.

Participants are encouraged to post their videos on Facebook, following the formal guidelines set out below and submit their applications to the email atomsforafrica@rosatom.com or by the link to online submission form https://tinyurl.com/RosatomAfrica.

The top three winning videos will be selected by an independent expert panel observing various criteria including original content and creativity, overall quality of the video and content, accuracy and relevance of technical content, as well as ability to clearly communicate the content to an audience.

The makers of the top three videos will be rewarded with an all-expenses paid trip to Russia, where they will get the opportunity to visit several of the country’s world-renowned tourist attractions as well as various nuclear institutions and advanced nuclear facilities.

Jury includes representatives of nuclear enterprises such as ROSATOM, Nuclear Power Plants Authority (NPPA, Egypt), media practitioners like Influence Communications (Egypt) and regional nuclear NGOs Women in Nuclear South Africa (WinSA), African Young Generation in Nuclear (AYGN) and Nuclear Corporation of South Africa (NESCA).

Initiated in 2015, the competition has “inspired hundreds of young people across the continent to explore the benefits of nuclear, some of whom have now begun their own careers in the nuclear industry,” adds the statement.

51 winners have received awards and prizes and one-third of them visited Russian nuclear facilities in Moscow, Obninsk, Tomsk and Voronezh. The competition was selected by IAEA for its technical meeting on using social media for public communication and stakeholder involvement for nuclear programs and was featured in international and regional media such as Reuters, The Guardian, AllAfrica, ESI Africa, Engineering News, The Citizen, Business Report and many others.

“ROSATOM strongly believes that the youth need to play a vital role in achieving the United Nations Sustainability goals and more specifically in the fight against climate change. Rosatom puts a great deal of resources into supporting youth to foster their talents and share their views and ideas,” explains Ryan Collyer, Chief Executive Officer of Rosatom Central and Southern Africa.

“We are confident that nuclear can help to archive the UN Sustainability Goals in Africa, not only through clean and affordable energy, but also through life saving medical procedures and technologically advanced agricultural practices. Through this competition we hope that the youth will educate themselves and their peers on the immense benefits that nuclear technology has to offer.”

Online Video Competition ‘Atoms Empowering Africa’ Launched

ROSATOM, the Russian state corporation that specializes in nuclear energy has launched the sixth edition of its annual online video competition for African millennials.

Open to students and young professionals between the ages of 18 and 35, ‘Atoms Empowering Africa’ seeks to ignite more interest in science and technology.

It is aimed at encouraging young people to “explore nuclear technologies and how these technologies could be utilized to benefit their region,” according to a statement.  

Initiated in 2015, the competition has “inspired hundreds of young people across the continent to explore the benefits of nuclear, some of whom have now begun their own careers in the nuclear industry,” adds the statement.

51 winners have received awards and prizes and one-third of them visited Russian nuclear facilities in Moscow, Obninsk, Tomsk and Voronezh. The competition was selected by IAEA for its technical meeting on using social media for public communication and stakeholder involvement for nuclear programs and was featured in international and regional media such as Reuters, The Guardian, AllAfrica, ESI Africa, Engineering News, The Citizen, Business Report and many others.

“ROSATOM strongly believes that the youth need to play a vital role in achieving the United Nations Sustainability goals and more specifically in the fight against climate change. Rosatom puts a great deal of resources into supporting youth to foster their talents and share their views and ideas,” explains Ryan Collyer, Chief Executive Officer of Rosatom Central and Southern Africa.

“We are confident that nuclear can help to archive the UN Sustainability Goals in Africa, not only through clean and affordable energy, but also through life saving medical procedures and technologically advanced agricultural practices. Through this competition we hope that the youth will educate themselves and their peers on the immense benefits that nuclear technology has to offer.”

COMPETITION DETAILS

Participants are encouraged to post their videos on Facebook, following the formal guidelines set out below and submit their applications to the email atomsforafrica@rosatom.com or by the link to online submission form https://tinyurl.com/RosatomAfrica.

The top three winning videos will be selected by an independent expert panel observing various criteria including original content and creativity, overall quality of the video and content, accuracy and relevance of technical content, as well as ability to clearly communicate the content to an audience.

The makers of the top three videos will be rewarded with an all-expenses paid trip to Russia, where they will get the opportunity to visit several of the country’s world-renowned tourist attractions as well as various nuclear institutions and advanced nuclear facilities.

Jury includes representatives of nuclear enterprises such as ROSATOM, Nuclear Power Plants Authority (NPPA, Egypt), media practitioners like Influence Communications (Egypt) and regional nuclear NGOs Women in Nuclear South Africa (WinSA), African Young Generation in Nuclear (AYGN) and Nuclear Corporation of South Africa (NESCA).

The deadline for submission is January 31st, 2021.

POTENTIAL TOPICS FOR VIDEO PRODUCTION (not limited to):

  • How can nuclear technologies assist in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) in Africa or your country?
  •     How can Nuclear technologies help developing countries industrialize?
  •     How can non-power related nuclear science and technology benefit your country or community?
  •     Nuclear in our everyday lives.
  •     Myths and fears about nuclear and how to overcome them.


FORMAL GUIDELINES FOR COMPETITION PARTICIPANTS:

  •     An individual or a team 1-3 people are allowed to submit one application
  •     Video duration must not exceed 75 seconds
  •     Video narration language is either English or features English subtitles
  •     Both professional and smartphone videos are acceptable, but the video quality must be at least 720p HD quality
  •     Video can be live-action or animation
  •     Name(s) of the creator(s) and the name of the university (if so) must be written in the first frame of the video
  •     The video must be published on Facebook with no restrictions on its visibility for any Facebook visitors
  •  The post must tag RosatomAfrica and @RosatomMENA @Facebook page and contain hashtags: #Nucleardoesntwastetime, #AtomsforAfrica, #RosatomCompetition
  •     No copyright violations (all videos should be compliant with Copyright and Rules for posting Content set up on Facebook)
  •     No harmful or offensive behavior, discrimination of any kind. Be friendly and polite.

Nana Konamah Features In Glamour South Africa October Issue

Beauty and Lifestyle entrepreneur Nana Konamah founder of Pure Persona by Nana, epitomizes what it means to be intentional about self-love, authenticity and holistic self-care in the latest Glamour South Africa October 2020 issue
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This issue of Glamour serves as a gentle reminder for us all to take a deep breath and do what makes us feel good as the year has been a tough one.

Nana Konamah has been a strong advocate for redefining the narrative of self-care for the modern African Woman. On any given day, the world is likely to watch, hear and read about her initiatives that are all about ensuring that everyone has a safe space to reveal their truest selves and live a meaningful existence.

A Master’s degree holder from Columbia University, Nana Konamah switched from a career in medical research, health policy and renewable energy to follow her vision of being a leader in the wellness, lifestyle and beauty space.

In June 2020, after five years of nurturing and planning her dream, Nana Konamah launched her beauty brand Pure Persona by Nana.’ Inspired by the Akan Adinkra symbol ‘Sankofa,’ translates to “go back and get it”, the brand thrives on beauty, confidence and dedication, whilst seeking one’s inner beauty.

Her brand celebrates ancient secrets of Africa passed down from generation to generation using pure natural ingredients to serve health-conscious products that empowers the mind, and body, and also enriches the soul of the user.

Pure Persona by Nana is a natural product made of premium ingredients formulated with the highest quality product to help reveal one’s personality through beautiful hair.

The brand launched with ‘The Discovery Kit’ which comes power-packed with the Cleansing Shampoo, the Caring Conditioner and the Everyday Nourisher for an easy, luxurious wash day.

In the October issue of Glamour South Africa which is appropriately themed “Self-Care”, Nana Konamah lets the world in on her platform of unadulterated self-love, belief in one’s self and potential in everyone.

Team Credits:

Fashion Production : Ekow Barnes

Assistant: Faith Senam April

Art Director /Stylist : Kobby Adu

Hair: Subaye ‘Zubi’ Opoku-Acquah

Make up : Debbie Beeko

Photography: Duke quarshie (duque photography)

Unfolding The Future: The Galaxy Z Fold 2 Available For Pre-Order In Ghana

This September is a massive month in smartphone innovation. Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Z Fold2, which brings together the very best of foldable innovation technology, a category pioneered by Samsung, to change the shape of the future.

It is Samsung’s third-generation foldable device, pairing a stunning and bold design with refined engineering to push the boundaries of mobile experiences. Incredibly, it’s a phone when closed and a tablet when open.

Pre-orders for the Galaxy Z Fold2 begins on 25 September until 8 October 2020. This unparalleled device will be available in Mystic Black and Mystic Bronze. The recommended resale price for the Galaxy Z Fold2 is GHS 12,499.

“With this device, we are reshaping and redefining the possibilities of the mobile device experience. With Galaxy Z Fold2, luxury meets the power of flexibility and expert craftsmanship, so you can enjoy entirely new mobile experiences.

This innovative technology enables trailblazing innovators and entrepreneurs to be more efficient and perform at the peak of their industry. It’s a statement like no other, said Eugene Nahm, Managing Director at Samsung, Ghana.

With an all-new design, featuring a larger 6.2-inch Cover Screen and massive 7.6-inch Main Screen with Infinity-O Displays, Galaxy Z Fold2 promises a true 2-in-1 experience. It’s a smartphone when folded and a tablet when unfolded, offering effortless productivity and immersive experiences.

Combining the ease of the Galaxy Fold’s book-style fold and the innovations of the Galaxy Z Flip – Galaxy Z Fold2’s new design features a Hideaway Hinge with sweeper technology, hands-free functionality with Flex mode, and a foldable glass Main Screen that supports 120Hz refresh rate.

Those who purchase the Galaxy Z Fold2 users can access the Galaxy Z Premier Service: With premium support from a dedicated team of product experts[1]. Galaxy Z Fold2 owners can also sign up for a Complimentary Samsung Care+ service plan within 30 days of device purchase, which provides one-time inner foldable screen protection against accidental damage within one year of device purchasing date.

For more information on the Galaxy Z Fold2, visit https://www.samsung.com/africa_en/support/galaxy-fold-premier-service/

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems and semiconductor and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at https://news.samsung.com/africa_en/

Unveiling Samsung Galaxy S20 FE: Fan Favorite Features At An Accessible Price Point

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today revealed the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition (FE), the newest member of the Galaxy S20 series. Galaxy S20 FE is a premium flagship smartphone that includes innovations Galaxy fans told us they love most, made available at an accessible price point, starting at GHS 3,599.

COVID-19 disrupted the world as we knew it and technology is now playing an even more crucial role in our lives and that is why we created Galaxy S20 FE to deliver flagship experiences to reach even more consumers. Samsung took select features of the Galaxy S20 series, such as the super smooth scrolling display, an AI-powered camera, advanced chipset, hyper-fast connectivity, all day battery, expandable storage, with a streamlined premium design, in order to create the all-new Galaxy S20 FE.

“We are constantly speaking to our fans and taking feedback, and we heard what they loved the most about our Galaxy S20 series, what features they used most often and what they would want to see in a new smartphone,” said Eugene Nahm, Managing Director for Samsung, Ghana. “The S20 FE is an extension of the Galaxy S20 family and is the start of a new way to bring meaningful innovation to even more people to let them do the things they love with the best of Galaxy.”

Express Your Best Self 

These days, taking pictures or videos and sharing them is the best way to express yourself. That’s why the Galaxy S20 FE brings a pro-grade camera along with the 32MP selfie Camera including tetra-binning technology that lets you instantly capture a post-worthy picture.

With Galaxy S20 FE’s large image sensors including multi-frame processing, you can take richer, more vibrant images — even in low light — so you can simply snap and go. Night mode multi-frame processing with AI frame integration stabilizes motion in-shot while you record, so you can focus on having fun.

And while you may not always be physically close to the action, the Galaxy S20 FE’s powerful 30X Space Zoom lets you get close enough to capture the shot. Editing and sharing photos and video is important to fans, so the Galaxy S20 FE makes it easy to create and curate stunning photos and videos in real-time like a pro.

To reflect your personal style, the Galaxy S20 FE comes in a selection of six vibrant colors to suit every attitude, look and personality with signature design elements pulled from sleek and slim Galaxy S20 family. Colors include Cloud Red, Cloud Lavender, Cloud Mint and Cloud Navy. It also features a premium textured haze effect that minimizes fingerprints and smudges.

Do What You Love

When your phone is at the center of your life, everything from the design to performance should be a great experience. Samsung equipped the Galaxy S20 FE with an advanced processor to enable a seamless experience. The Galaxy S20 FE is the perfect device for fluid scrolling or watching a video, thanks to its 6.5-inch Infinity-O Super AMOLED screen with a super smooth 120Hz refresh rate.

The Galaxy S20 FE instantly connects to the Galaxy ecosystem of products, such as Galaxy Buds Live, Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Fit2.

Everything You Want, Worry-Free

Samsung equipped the Galaxy S20 FE with a battery capable of lasting throughout the day. The Galaxy S20 FE’s robust 4,500mAH battery, powerful AP performance and Super-Fast charging ensures you can keep doing what you love, without a worry about battery life.

And since life can be unpredictable, the Galaxy S20 FE is water and dust resistant IP68 rated. Better yet, when accidents happen, you can rest easy knowing Samsung Care+ has got your back, whether you have a cracked screen.

Technology is always evolving, so Galaxy users get three generations of Android operating system (OS) upgrades that keep the Galaxy S20 FE updated with the latest security protection and features Samsung has to offer.

AVAILABILITY

Starting on October 23, 2020, Galaxy S20 FE will be available throughout all authorized Samsung stores in Ghana.  Pre-orders for the Galaxy S20 FE begin on October 9, 2020.

For more information, visit https://www.samsung.com/africa_en/www.samsung.com/galaxy.,  http://samsungmobilepress.comhttp://news.samsung.com

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI, foundry and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at https://www.samsung.com/africa_en/

Ghanaian Newscaster Wanted By Ex-employer After Diverting Company Funds

A radio newscaster, Naa Atswei Oduro, who came into the media spotlight through Accra100. 5FM, has duped her former employer with a tactful scheme and has absconded with huge sums of money.

The newscaster, who is now involved with another radio station, also diverted monies paid for advertisements into her own personal accounts and issued a dud cheque to the former employers, when confronted.

The money involved is more than GHS50,000 and includes revenue from advertisements.

By that act, Naa Atswei, who was seen as one of the voices that earned some appreciable level of respect on the airwaves through Accra100.5 FM, has moved from giving the news to making the news, albeit for the wrong reasons.

Information available to us indicate that it took an audit to detect her nefarious activities, which, from the evidence, revealed a calculated plan by the female broadcaster to redirect money meant for the radio station into her personal accounts for private use.

Impeccable information available to this medium show that following the outcome of the audit, the management of her former employers have now initiated the necessary processes to recoup the money and file criminal charges against Naa Atswei.

She is said to have admitted to the offence after she was confronted, according to our sources but issued a cheque that could not be cashed as part-payment of the money she illegally pocketed.

Also known as Nana Asantewaa Oduro, Naa Atswei was a loved voice on Accra 100.5FM until July this year, when she quit, apparently after it became obvious that her cup was becoming full.

The highly-placed sources say the money in question was revenue from a project that the station was carrying out as well as from other sources.

The sources say after noticing that the money could not be accounted for, management of the station initiated an audit, which later revealed that all those payments were done illegally into Naa Atswei Oduro’s purse.

They added that when she was confronted on the detected fraud, Naa Atswei admitted to the crime but agreed to refund the money.

She is alleged to have written a cheque that covers part of the amount, a cheque that could not be cashed when taken to the bank.

It also raises questions over how she intends to settle the remainder.

Our information show that beyond pocketing company funds illegally, Naa Atswei also used her offer from her current employers to blackmail the former employers into offering her an enhanced package, which she enjoyed but quit nonetheless.

Additional information also reveal that she had been caught in other inappropriate activities that do not speak well of her as a lady while working for her former employers.

In her response, Oduro called the bluff of management of Accra FM, challenging them to seek “legal action if they want.”

“If the company feels I’ve stolen or ran away with their money the law court is there and the police is there and I am in Accra, they can take me there… there was a contract between me and them and I was given GhC50, 000 to buy a car just to let me stay. I even added GhC20, 000 to that amount to buy the car, amounting to GhC70k. After I bought the car I stayed there for close to a month but when I realized things were not working the way I want I decided to leave. All I’m saying is they should have patience for someone to buy the car then they can refund my GhC20, 000 and take the rest.

“They can take legal action if they think I’ve stolen their money… the part about me diverting advert payments into my personal accounts are all lies. I’m even surprised about their position. I think because I left them it didn’t go down with them but they should have patience. All those money they claimed I diverted are my commission on adverts so how do you come back and accuse me of stealing?” Oduro, who now works with Angel FM asked.

National Cyber Security Centre And CID Nab Empress Leak Operator

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) of the Ministry of Communications, in collaboration with the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service and the National Cyber Security Technical Working Group, have nabbed the administrator of the notorious website, empress leak.

Empress Leak is a website known for the publication of child pornographic and adult sexual content. The website records about 600,000 monthly users who are located in Ghana, Nigeria and the United Kingdom.

The Minister of Communications, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful revealed this during a joint press briefing held on Monday August 10, 2020 in Accra, to announce the arrest of the operator.

Addressing the media, she noted that, an investigation to clamp down on activities of empress leak was launched after a female Senior High School student, filed a report on January 6th, 2020, with the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-GH) of the NCSC.  The report by the victim who is below 18 years, was to alert the CERT-GH team of an uploaded sexually explicit video of her to the website.

The Minister further noted that, preliminary investigations uncovered information on the website’s registrant information, associated domain names, email addresses, telephone contacts as well as residential address of the administrator, Mr. Anderson Ofosuhene Anim.

She said “As part of Government’s efforts towards the protection of Ghana’s cyberspace, the National Cyber Security Centre in 2019 launched a Cybercrime/Cybersecurity Incident Reporting Point of Contact (PoC), to provide an effective mechanism for citizens to report suspected and identified cybercrime and cybersecurity incidents.”  The channels are:

Call or send a message to – 292

WhatsApp – 0501603111

Download NCSC Ghana App on Google Play store or Apple App store

Email –      report@cybersecurity.gov.gh

Website – www.cybersecurity.gov.gh    

The Minister stated that since the operationalization of the PoC, the NCSC has received countless cybercrime/cybersecurity incidents reports from the public. Key among these reports are the publication of non-consensual intimate images (sextortion), online impersonation, online fraud, malware attacks, online blackmail, website defacement, among others.

Hon. Minister for Communications, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful addressing the media

According to her, sextortion and distribution of sexual images of individuals are gradually becoming a canker in the Ghanaian cyber space, due to the trusting nature of most Ghanaians.

“Out of a total of 296 cases received by the National CERT between January 1 to June 30, 2020, 27% of the cases, representing a total of 79 cases, are related to either sextortion, non-consensual sharing of intimate images or child online abuse”, she added.

She stressed that these criminal acts are perpetrated by malicious individuals who build acquaintance with unsuspecting victims on platforms such as social media, dating and adult website through the use of fake identities.

Dignitaries ats the press conference

Explaining how these criminals operate, the Minister said, victims are coax to either share nude pictures/video of themselves or perform sexual acts that are secretly recorded. The criminals capitalize on these recordings to extort monies from victims.

Touching on the provisions of the law, the Hon. Minister explained that, “Child pornographic content and the act of extortion constitutes criminal activities under Section 136(1) of the Electronic Transactions Act, 2008 (Act 772) – (c) possesses child pornography in a computer system or on a computer or electronic record storage medium, commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of not more than 25 penalty units or a term of imprisonment of not more than10 years or to both, and Section 151 of Criminal and Other Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29).”

Dignitaries ats the press conference

She added that, “Government and its agencies are working assiduously to curtail the prevalence of cybercrimes, however, implored the general public, especially children and young adults to be cautious of the activities of malicious individuals.”

The Director General of the CID of the Ghana Police Service, COP Isaac Ken Yeboah, in his address, mentioned that victims who reach out to the perpetrators of these criminal activities are compelled to pay between GHS 500 to 1,000 via mobile money. 

COP Isaac Ken Yeboah, Director General, CID of the Ghana Police Service

He revealed that the suspect will be charged for obscenity, child pornography and extortion.

The press briefing was also graced by the National Cybersecurity Advisor, Dr. Albert Antwi-Boasiako, Deputy Minister for Communications, Hon. George Andah, Deputy Minister for Communications, Hon. Alexander Abban, Director, Cybercrime Unit, Dr. Gustav Yankson, Chief Director, Mrs. Magdalene Apenteng and others.

The National Cyber Security Centre works closely with the National Cyber Security Technical Working Group (NCSTWG), which is the governance body responsible for providing technical direction to the country’s cybersecurity.

TV Africa Presenter Roselyn Felli Condems The Beating Of A 90-Year-Old Woman To Death

Few days ago, it was reported a 90-year-old woman was beaten to death. Cause of why this happened was — she was referred as a witch by community people as this occurred at Kafaba in the East Gonja Municipality of the Savannah region.

According to the report, women in the town were heard clearly refuting allegations that she is a witch as se was pushed down by one of the women, and beaten mercilessly.

Reacting to this sad and disturbing viral video, TV Africa’s morning show Presenter Roselyn Felli is against the action of seeing a woman lynch another over allegations that the 90-year-old woman was a witch.

Watch the video below.

Mask4All Campaign To Mobilize Face Masks For The Vulnerable

The Coalition of Event Managers and Suppliers, an interest group of professionals in Ghana’s events ecosystem, are starting a campaign to contribute to ongoing COVID-19 relief efforts.

Named Mask4All, the initiative according to the group, is to help garner support in whichever form towards combating the pandemic.

To this end the group will embark on a massive support drive to mobilize face mask for distribution to the vulnerable while putting out educational material on multiple mediums to help in the fight against the spread of COVID-19.

The group says the project ties in to that of one of its key partners, Accra Metropolitan Assembly’s ‘Wear nose Mask’ campaign, launched in April.

Key Media Partner of the initiative, Multimedia Brodcasting Company say they are excited to be a part.

“This is an initiative worth supporting and we are glad to be playing a significant role. This definitely does a lot for the fight against COVID-19,” says Abdulai Awudu, General Manager, Multimedia Broadcasting Company.

Multimedia Broadcasting will support the initiative with Joy Prime TV as the lead as well as Joy FM, Joy News, Adom FM, Hitz FM, Asempa FM and Myjoyonline among others.

Ghana like many countries, continue to battle the Coronavirus pandemic. With infections still climbing up, it has become even more important for initiatives such as this to be supported.

The government of Ghana is still receiving donations for the COVID-19 fund but with more relief needed for affceted persons especially in the area of protective gear, Mask4All is a necessary intervention.

The campaign is also supported by the Creative Arts Council of Ghana.

Galamsey: 1 dead, 14 arrested, 2 Toyota Landcruisers vandalized in Ashanti region

Fourteen(14) persons are in the grips of the Ashanti Regional Police Command for chasing some illegal miners from a mining site at Ntobroso in the Atwima Mponua District of the Ashanti region, resulting in the death of one.

The group, who had stormed the mining town in two Toyota Prado Land Cruiser vehicles posing as a task force from the Minerals Commission are alleged to have been terrorizing and extorting money and gold from artisanal miners in that area for a long time, but luck eluded them on Wednesday.

One illegal miner died when he fell and drowned in the Offin River while fleeing from the group who had stormed the mining site in their two vehicles clad in security accouterments and wielding guns.

The deceased, popularly known as Nana Addo was a cobbler at Asuoyeboah, a suburb of the Kwadaso Municipality who had gone to the mining area in the company of other young men for greener pastures after he was unable to operate his shop during the 3 week lockdown on the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area.

Speaking on Kumasi-based Angel FM on Thursday, Oboy Emma, a mobile phone seller at Adum Kumasi who was with the deceased hunting for gold when the group stormed the site said the disease fell in the river in his attempt to flee from the fierce group; they were two that jumped into the river but the other survived.

Youth of the Ntobroso town barricaded the road and accosted the group when they tried fleeing after noticing the death of the young man; their two land cruisers were seized and vandalized.

The District Chief Executive for Atwima Mponua, Hon Williams Darko said it took the intervention of the chief of Ntobroso to whisk the group of 14 into his palace for cover before the youth could lynch them.

He indicated that they have been arrested, fourteen in all and handed over to the Ashanti Regional Police Command.

Ashanti Regional Minister, Hon. Simon Osei Mensah says the matter is being investigated and whoever falls foul before the law would not be spared after it was suggested to him that the group had links to the government and the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Source: My News GH