- The killing of an international journalist in Ghana has been confirmed
- Gunmen killed Syed Taalay Ahmed sahib of MTA International in the Northern Region
- The journalist died upon arrival at the Tamale Teaching Hospital
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Muslim Television Ahmadiyya (MTA), a UK-based international station, has confirmed the murder of their "hardworking journalist," Syed Taalay Ahmed sahib in Ghana.
According to the Northern Regional Police, the journalist was killed at Mpaha Junction on August 23 by armed robbers.
It all happened when the journalist and his crew were traveling to shoot a documentary on peace, security and religion in Ghana
"Some armed men emerged from the bush and opened fire on them, deflating their tires in the process and forcing the vehicle to stop."
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According to the police, the bullets hit the victims through the vehicle. Ahmed died upon arrival at the Tamale Teaching Hospital, but his colleague, Umaru Abdul Hakim, survived. Meanwhile, the police is on a mad rush to arrest the criminals and investigations begin.
MTA International broke the announcement on their Twitter page, attracting worldwide tributes.
KNUST begs for funds
The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has come under criticism for soliciting for funds for one of its final year students.
KNUST on Twitter appealed for funds to pay the school fees of a final year engineering student who is in arrears of 700 cedis.
The response has been criticized as the school is being queried on how there are no buffers or assistance to pay out the school fees, which is very insignificant.
"This is so embarrassing. Are you saying that among all the unions on campus: The Church, class, boys boys, the SRC couldn't save the situation? How about even the Alumni Office?. So no one is willing to contribute 50c to help this guy? hmm, it's embarrassing to ask the public," a social media user stated.
Bread sellers to strike
It has emerged that breadmakers in the Northern Region have declared a strike action over the high cost of flour.
These bakers, who provide a chunk of bread to consumers in the Northern Region, told GhOne Television in an interview monitored by Yen.com.gh that they keep incurring losses.
The strike action, which begins on Monday, August 30, is expected to affect bread consumers in the region as bakers make a case for the price of flour to reduce.
Not long ago, the price of bread increased sharply in the Ashanti, Bono, Eastern, and Greater Accra regions as bakers and sellers say the cost of flour has skyrocketed. A loaf of bread that hitherto was going for 5 cedis in Kumasi now goes for between 7 and 10 cedis. Same prices have increased across other regional capitals.