- There is a manhunt for killers of an elephant in the North East Region
- Paramount chief of Wungu lashed at residents for failing to protect the elephant
- A manhunt and bounty has been slapped on the killer(s)
The paramount chief of Wungu, Naazori Saaka Sulemana, in the west Mamprusi municipality of the north east region has authorized a manhunt for a group of armed residents who attacked and killed a bull elephant.
The chief has been angered by the refusal of the residents to heed his warning not to harm the animal after its presence in the area was brought to his attention.
The chief has therefore ordered the residents to stay away from the carcass as attempts are being made to report the incident to Health and the Forestry Services in Walewale.
“It is against tradition to kill such rare animals. I gave a stern warning against any attempt to kill the animal and yet some unscrupulous persons went ahead for the kill. We shall hunt them down – if it means placing a bounty on their heads,” he stated.
In other news
President Akufo-Addo says he has, together with the Vice President and all government officials, suspended any increase in their salaries.
This comment by the president was done during a ceremony to celebrate Ghanaian workers on May Day.
The president stated that his choice follows the challenging times that Ghana’s economy finds itself amid the ravages of the Coronavirus.
“I, together with the Vice President and all government officials, have suspended any increase on our salaries. This is informed by the ravaging effect the Coronavirus has had on the Ghanaian economy which currently is recovering,” he stated.
The main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) says the “appalling incompetence of the Akufo-Addo government” has generated a state of “abject hopelessness” among Ghanaian workers.
In its May Day message, General Secretary of the party, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, urged both public and private workers to put the country first and remain productive just so to “lubricate the wheels of progress and development”.
The month of May begins with increments in some goods and services across the country. This is happening because of the 1 percent Covid-19 health levy that government has attached to a wide range of goods and services.
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