Nurses at Ashaiman polyclinic in hot waters for stealing PPEs

The Ashaiman District Police is currently investigating suspected stealing of facemask and other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) by some nurses at the Ashaiman polyclinic

The case was officially reported by one Foster Bampoe, an opinion leader in the area, and a failed Assembly Member aspirant to the police after spotting the items being carted away from the facility.

At about 4pm on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, the complaint said he saw one nurse carting some boxes believed to contain the items from a room in the hospital which is close to a container and started monitoring the development.

According to him, he suspected thievery and therefore started taking pictures and videoing the incident in order to have strong evidence to present to the police for investigations

Foster told the police that the nurse who was doing the suspected deal after carting the face masks which were in boxes called an okada rider and took six of the boxes and gave them to him to send them to someone he called on the phone

Continuing, he said he accosted the nurse and subjected him to queries but was fumbling and therefore reported the case to the police.

Whilst at the police station, three officials of the hospital came in and wanted to see the crime officer and the District Commander but the complaint insisted on being part of the meeting.

The items are currently in the custody of the police who confirmed the incident to



“Kick Coronavirus Away” – Senior Taekwondo Athlete Davidson joins Coronavirus Campaign

Ghana’s -80Kg athlete, Michael Nii Armah Davidson has joined many athletes across the globe in the campaign to fight against the deadly Coronavirus in Ghana and the World at large with the hashtag, #KickCoronavirusAway.

With Presidential directive to suspend all sporting activities after Ghana’s first 2 cases early March and further suspension of many Championships across the globe, Michael in a Dobok showcased a Placard with the Caption ‘Let Pray for the World against CoronaVirus’

Michael among other athletes in Ghana had plans to participate in International Open Championships after participating at the 8th Fujairah Open in Dubai in January.

Nii Armah with his caption, is believing in God and Trusting that Prayers can work the Miracle of wiping away Covid19 from the earth in an interview with TalksenseSports.

“We all know it’s difficult times for the country and the world at large. And I believe most of us have faith in God. He’s the creator of Heaven and Earth and knows everything. We only have to be fervent in Prayers to #KickCoronaVirusAway.”

“Apart from the national Prayers that was observed, we must all individually Pray and God will listen to us because we as athletes need to be alive to compete,” Davidson added.

The Ghana Taekwondo Federation started the year with a School 2 School Taekwondo Campaign and have several activities for the year.

Michael, whose personal training at the beach has been shattered has however called on other national athletes to join the campaign and help #KickCoronavirusAway.

Ghana has so far recorded 834 cases, with 99 recoveries and 9 death.

#SupportGHTkd 🥋🇬🇭 💪🏽

By: Davis Nii Attuquaye Clottey, PRO for Ghana Taekwondo Federation

IYF to collaborate with GTF to develop Taekwondo

Country Director of the International Youth Fellowship (IYF) Rev. Young Jun Moon has called on the Ghana Taekwondo Federation (GTF) to Collaborate and develop Taekwondo in Ghana.

At a meeting on Thursday, March 12 with the GTF, the IYF presented 6 Taekwondo Practitioners who are in Ghana on a Mission (Taekwondo being one) to the GTF and discussed ways both entities can work together to develop the combat sport.

Rev. Young, at the meeting emphasised, that practicing Taekwondo is essential while stressing on Mind Education.

“We want to collaborate with you for the Mission our Volunteers have come for. Taekwondo is a good sport because it educates the mind. There is the need to spread Taekwondo here in Ghana as it works more on the mind and helps it to develop. If the mind Education is achieved, it will help Ghanaians develop.”

It’s evident that practicing Taekwondo has a lot of benefits; from Correcting Attention disorder, to Improving Motor skills, Controlling Hyperactivity, instilling Discipline and Sharpening reflexes among others.

This collaboration will strengthen the relationship between GTF and IYF after both parties signed an MOU last year March to support each other in Logistics and Training.

The IYF has targeted training from the Pre School through to the Universities with further plans of visiting the Prisons in Ghana to train inmates as the Volunteers will be in Ghana for the next 11 months.

President of the Ghana Taekwondo Federation, Frederick Lartey Otu was elated about the collaboration.

“This is a very good news to us and we’re very happy about calling on us to collaborate and develop because that’s the right thing. We’ve not been able to broaden the base because we lack resources to do so. Should this continue every year, it will help spread Taekwondo in Ghana well.”

“Last month, 4 Volunteers from the World Taekwondo Peace Corps left Ghana after spending one month in a #S2STkdCamp20 which helped us take Taekwondo to the doorsteps of many” He added.

The 6 Practitioners who expressed interest in visiting the National Team include Park Hye Kang, Shin Young Gyun, Kang Ju Hye, Jeong Min Hee, Sim Hye Rim and Kim Gyu Han all from Good News Corps.

Secretary General of the GTF, Adnan Odartey Lamptey noted how relevant it is for IYF to take such step as it will eradicated the misconception most Christians have, that Taekwondo is for Budist or pagans.

Also present at the meeting were Rev. Ato Edwin, General Secretary of IYF Ghana and Davis Nii Attuquaye Clottey, Public Relations Officer of GTF.

The Ghana Taekwondo Federation will submit a program to the International Youth Fellowship to be rolled out.

The GTF is calling on other entities for such collaboration to further develop the sport in Ghana.

By: #GTFCommunications