6 big news items that have made the headlines so far in 2020

6 big news items that have made the headlines so far in 2020

2020 started off on a not-too-good note for certain people while others would have a different narrative of how the year has been good to them so far.

In less than one month into the new year, the country has recorded a series of happenings, ranging from unprecedented fire outbreaks, leaks, appointments and fatal accidents.

YEN.com.gh has a list of 5 things that Ghanaians have been talking about in the first two weeks of the new year.

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1. Cape-Coast - Takoradi Highway Accident

5 big news that have made the headline so far in 2020
Cape Coast - Takoradi highway accident Source: Original
Source: Original

It was a black Tuesday morning for Ghanaians on January 14, 2020 as they woke up to the news that some thirty-four people had died with many others injured in an accident that happened at 12:15 am on the Cape Coast-Takoradi Highway.

According to Graphic Online among the dead were 20 males, 11 females and three children.

Further information revealed that 29 people died on the spot while the remaining died at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital.

2. Leaked Video call of Albert Kan Dapaah and side-chick

Ghanaians woke up on January 12, 2020to the news of Ghana's National Security Minister, Albert Kan Dapaah trending for obvious reasons.

He found himself in a big scandal after a video exposing his extra-marital affair hit the internet. In the video which was sighted by YEN.com.gh, Kan Dappah was spotted in a conversation with his girlfriend who is was identified as Chantelle, a mother of two.

The romantic conversation was being done through a video call while Kan Dapaah was inside his bedroom wearing pyjamas.

Speaking very freely, Kan Dapaah could be heard disclosing how he was going to miss the lady and how a hug would put him to bed quickly.

3. Arrest of defunct UT and Beige bank Managing Directors

Prince Kofi Amoabeng, founder of the defunct UT Bank and Chairman of UT Group of Companies was picked up by the police on January 14, 2020, in connection with the collapse of his bank.

He and some other CEOs are being prosecuted by the state in connection with the collapse of some nine local banks.

Michael Nyinaku the founder and former CEO of The Beige Bank was also remanded in police custody by the court for one week. His bail application was thrown out by the court.

Both of them were accused of stealing and money laundering.

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4. Kotoko-Chelsea match clash

Kotoko was shocked at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi in their Ghana Premier League Week 3 encounter against Berekum Chelsea.

Furious over decisions of the referee, some supporters started rioting by throwing stones and sachet water at the match officials.

In a bid to control the crowd the police fired rubber bullets to ward off supporters who were trying to get to the referee.

A supporter who was wearing a Kotoko jersey collapsed after being shot. In a video making rounds on social media, the victim could be seen lying on the floor with blood oozing out from his stomach area.

5. CK Akunnor and Mercy Tagoe appointed coaches of senior national football teams

CK Akunnor and Mercy Tagoe have both been appointed as the head coaches of the senior national teams, the Black Stars and Black Queen respectively

6. Fire Outbreaks and Gas explosion incidents

There have been several fire outbreaks in this year alone. A notable one was the fire that ravaged a part of the Agbogbloshie market, which led to the destruction of several properties.

Also, a slum area at Achimota-Abofu reportedly caught fire also destroying several properties. A case was also recorded in Kumasi.

On the first Sunday of the year, January 5, 2019, a policewoman and three children lost their lives in a gas explosion when she was trying to cook for her family.

Her eldest child was caught in the fire while trying to save his mother and siblings

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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