3News Highlights – Friday, January 21

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That’s all from the team for today, Friday, January 21, 2022.

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Maxam’s license suspended with immediate effect after Bogoso explosion

The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abu Jinapor, has directed the Chief Executive officer of the Minerals Commission to suspend Maxam Company Limited from the manufacture, transportation and/or supply of explosives “with immediate effect”.

Maxam Company was in charge of the carting of the explosive that triggered the deadly disaster at Appiatse near Bogoso on Thursday, January 20.

Gov’t, GFA deadlocked over Milo future

Sports Minister and GFA President Kurt Okraku

The much-anticipated meeting between officials of government and the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has taken place.

According to reports, while the government is seeking the immediate dismissal of the Black Stars coach Milovan Rajevac, the GFA wants him to stay on till after, at least, the 2022 World Cup play-offs.

NDC suspends programme in W/R to honour Bogoso explosion victims

The leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has asked its executives in the Western Region to suspend all its programmes and visit injured victims of Thursday’s deadly explosion at Appiatse, near Bogoso.

This was contained in a statement issued by National Chairman Samuel Ofosu Ampofo.

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ECG promises to restore power to Apiate & surrounding communities in 24hrs

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) says its men are on the ground reinstalling damaged poles to ensure that power is restored in communities cut on Thursday as a result of the deadly explosion in Apiatse.

Bogoso District Manager Ebo Sagoe said power will be restored within the next 24 hours.

Near explosion quelled at Asokwa Industrial Area

A large plume of smoke could be seen above a fuel tanker at Kaase in the Asokwa Industrila Area of the Ashanti Region as fire fighters on Friday afternoon battled to quell a near explosion.

It is unclear what caused the incident but already wooden structures have been destroyed.

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NLC considering court action against UTAG if. . .

Ofosu Asamoah is the Executive Secretary of NLC

The National Labour Commission (NLC) says it considers the strike by the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) as called off but if an official complaint comes in that the teachers have still laid down their tools, it will have no option than to proceed to court.

This was disclosed by Executive Secretary Ofosu Asamoah to Media General‘s Richard Bright Addo on Friday, January 21.

Military ready four aircraft for Bogoso explosion victims

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has made ready four aircraft to provide emergency services to victims who may need to be medevacked to Accra or Kumasi for further healthcare.

This was disclosed to Media General‘s Eric Yaw Adjei by the General Officer Commanding the Southern Command, Brigadier Amoah Ayisi.

Akufo-Addo to visit Bogoso explosion site

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is expected to visit ground zero of Thursday’s deadly explosion at Appiatse, a suburb of Bogoso in the Western Region.

This is to assess the effectiveness of response efforts when the situation in the community has been brought under control.

Partey sees red in Arsenal loss to Liverpool

Partey was red-carded after coming on 15 minutes to time

The woes of midfielder Thomas Teye Partey continued at club level as he was red-carded in Arsenal’s 0-2 loss to Liverpool in the Carabao Cup on Thursday.

Part of the Ghana team that exited the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations a couple of days ago, Partey was shown two Yellow cards within 10 minutes, having come on with 15 minutes to end the game.

Relief centers set up at Apiate after deadly explosion

Relief centers have been set up at ground zero of Thursday’s explosion by the military at Apiate, a suburb of Bogoso, in the Western Region.

This is to scale up recovery efforts by the joint team of emergency agencies.

Compiled by Emmanuel Kwame Amoh

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