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Biography, Age, Education, Family of The Youngest Attorney General of Ghana, Godfred Yeboah Dame

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Biography, Age, Education, Family of The Youngest Attorney General of Ghana, Godfred Yeboah Dame

Born on 5th June, 1979, Godfred Yeboah Dame obtained his GCE Ordinary Level and Advanced Level Certificates from Adisadel College between 1989 and 1996. He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) in 2001. He proceeded to the Ghana School of Law from where he obtained his professional law qualification in 2003.

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On being called to the Bar in October, 2003, Godfred Yeboah Dame commenced his professional law practice with the firm of Messrs. Akufo-Addo, Prempeh & Co., an elite law firm in Ghana, specializing in various aspects of civil litigation.

Godfred Yeboah Dame rapidly and firmly established himself as one of Ghana’s leading advocates, conducting with a remarkable degree of success many of the politically important trials and constitutional cases in the Superior Courts of Ghana.

In 2006, in recognition of his contribution towards the defence of media and human rights, rule of law and civil liberties generally in Ghana, Mr. Dame was one of a few lawyers from across Africa and the rest of the world awarded the Open Society Initiative Fellowship, and selected to pursue the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy (PCMLP) at the University of Oxford’s Centre for Socio-Legal Studies.

Mr Dame’s active law practice saw him take charge of a significant number of high profile and landmark cases in the Supreme Court of Ghana which contributed to the advancement of constitutional law, human rights, criminal law and good governance in the country, including serving as counsel for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in many cases of moment for the party between 2012 and 2016.

In 2016, he was a member of the NPP Manifesto Committee on Governance which drafted the Party’s proposed policies for the Legal and Governance Sector. In 2013, together with three of the Party’s former Attorneys-General, Hon. Papa Owusu-Ankomah, Hon. Ayikoi Otoo and Hon. Joe Ghartey, he was appointed to review the 2013 Election Petition Verdict and come up with proposals to avoid a defeat of the Party in the 2016 elections which would result in another election petition, after having already served as one of the counsel for the Petitioners in the Election Petition.

From 2011 to 2016, Godfred Dame was part of the teaching faculty for Company Law and Practice at the Ghana School of Law. In January, 2017, he was appointed as a teacher in Advocacy and Legal Ethics at the Ghana School of Law, a commitment he was unable to fulfill as a result of his appointment as Deputy Attorney-General and Deputy Minister for Justice in President Akufo-Addo’s first term as President.

He also served on very sensitive committees of the Ghana Bar Association contributing to the formulation of policy in the training of lawyers, notable among them being the Pupilage and Juniors Committee, which is concerned with the upholding of standards among junior practitioners of the law. In 2014, he was appointed member of the Ghana Bar Association’s legal team.

Mr. Dame, between 2009 and 2017, served as the Vice-Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee of the Ghana Football Association. Earlier, from 2008 to 2009, he had been Chairman of the Greater-Accra Regional Football Association’s Disciplinary Committee. From 2011 to 2017, he was also a member of the Ghana Football Association Elections Committee.

In 2017, Godfred Dame was appointed Deputy Attorney-General and Deputy Minister for Justice of Ghana, a position he holds to date. In that position, he distinguished himself in his active defence of the Government in various high-profile law suits against the Government and international arbitration involving the Government of Ghana.

He transformed the image of the Attorney-General’s Office into a formidable force in litigation. He is particularly noted for leading the efforts of the Government to recover the money paid businessman, Alfred Agbesi Woyome, ensuring the termination of three mining leases given in favour of Exton Cubic Company Limited, the challenge to the constitutionality of the appointment of Mr. Martin Amidu as Special Prosecutor, the challenge to the creation of new regions in Ghana, the challenge to the compilation of a new register of voters by the National Democratic Congress and many other cases.

He served on the Legal Service Board, the Ministerial Advisory Board of the Ministry of Justice, the Board of the University of Ghana Medical Centre and the Board of the Public Procurement Authority.

He is a Christian and married to Dr. Joycelyn Assimeng Dame. They have two children.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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Today In History: February 24, 1966; The day Kwame Nkrumah Was Overthrown

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Today In History: February 24, 1966; The day Kwame Nkrumah Was Overthrown

Ghana’s first President, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah had wanted to industrialize the nation within a generation and everything was on course until some disgruntled and self-serving Ghanaian soldiers staged a coup on February 24, 1966 to oust him.

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Nkrumah was deposed by a joint military and police operation led by National Liberation Council and alleged to also be under the supervision of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Prior to his overthrow, Dr Nkrumah had left Ghana two days earlier for Vietnam-Hanoi in what would be a mission of no return. He went away on a peace mission with the premise of initiating Ghana’s fellow Commonwealth nations to ending the Vietnam war.

While he was away, the Americans seemed convinced that the downfall of Ghana’s outspoken and authoritarian leader was imminent. Nkrumah had suffered some fallback within his own military and police over some decisions he took against senior officers.

The coup which was code-named; “Operation Cool Chop” lasted 24 hours and saw the statue of the president smashed to pieces right outside Ghana’s Parliament House. The piece was defaced and battered to the ground while people went out to jubilate.

In what would be a major setback, not only for Ghana but for Africans as a whole, workers throughout the country staged massive demonstrations to mark the new regime after the overthrow of Kwame Nkrumah.

A video in GhanaWeb’s possession showed the events that marked what would be a dark but jubilant day for some Ghanaians.

In the early hours of the morning following Dr Nkrumah’s overthrow while he away in Hanoi, workers, students, children and citizens thronged the streets of Accra in a big procession from the Hall of Trade Unions through the capital’s principal streets dancing, singing and jubilating over Nkrumah’s overthrow.

As the demonstrations erupted men, women and children are seen with placards on the streets with inscriptions such as “No more hero worship. Ghanaians are now free”, “Nkrumah is a wicked man”, “No more Nkrumaism” among others.

An eye-catching moment in the video is one with a bizarre drawing of President Nkrumah with the inscription on it “Sasabonsam”, a popular term now described as ‘Devil’.

Earlier, before Nkrumah’s overthrow, he had received a rousing hero’s welcome after he was released from prison on February 12, 1951 following a win for his party, the Convention People’s Party (CPP) in the general elections.

This followed his arrest in 1950 after he was accused of leading a ‘disturbing positive action’ campaign against the British colonial rule in the then Gold Coast.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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Five Approved Ways To Gain A Flat Tummy Without Exercise

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In the center area, fat loss can be a fight. Excessive abdominal fat can make you feel bloated and many illnesses are at risk. Thankfully, several strategies to reduce waist size, in particular, have been seen. This article could be exactly what you need if you want a flat stomach. To help you attain your flat stomach target, there are science-based methods.

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A flat tummy is very attractive both to men and to women, particularly for young women, so that we can wear skimpy robes and look like the ideal figure. We use many herbs and blends to burn the fat belly, but the mistake is that we do not change the way we eat

Naturally, improvements in lifestyles/eating habits are also one of the most effective ways to maintain a flat stomach. They require and discipline five things you need to do, but if you practice them constantly, your flat stomach and ideal shape will be guaranteed.

There are five things:

1. Eat Time: When you learn this custom, your journey to a flat tummy is 50% successful. You need not eat after 6:00 pm. Both meals need to be finished by 6:00 p.m. for the day. If you’re hungry anytime after 6 p.m., you take water to stop it.

2. Quantity of food: we’re wrong to eat a huge quantity in one go. It hurts your stomach, however. You can consume vast quantities of food, but at the same time you need to split the quantity into something and take a small amount of food. You scoop a little, you cook well, and you’re not going to get a bloated tummy after you eat.

3. Water consumption: This method helps to satisfy individuals who drink more, as I do on time. Water intake: you take your food dish and a cup of water with you, and if you eat your dish in the middle of the way you drink half a cup of water, I can guarantee you won’t bring an end to the big food dish. Be alert, however, that you take a cup of water after feeding when you start using a small plate. This provides you with a feeling of satisfaction.

4. One plate rule: I name it because it is a statute, and you have to respect it no matter how good the meal is. This is an especially challenging rule if the bowl is too small or the food too sweet. It should be noted that the food should be normal, like a pot itself, not too small or too big. It should be remembered that a medium or medium-sized meal consists of food. It should be remembered that you will be drinking

5. The “three-day” rule: it’s another law that says you only have to eat three times a day and never miss breakfast or any meal of the day.” Most of us are wrong to save food and starve to a flat body hunger.” Do you know that malnutrition in your body and liver can lead to any amount of fat? Please skip the food and eat well. Just save your food. Just save your food.

These five factors would definitely give you a flat tummy and help to maintain it if strictly exercised. It won’t be easy to try them, but remember that nothing good is easy, moving one move at a time on each stage and not leaving on the tummy’s flat path.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

 

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20 Valentine Messages For Your Lovely Girlfriend

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20 Valentine Messages For Your Lovely Girlfriend

Valentine’s Day Wishes for Girlfriend

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My sweet valentine, I’m so glad that you’re all mine. Happy Valentine’s Day.

I’m so happy to have you in my life. Happy Valentine’s day, girlfriend!

Everything will change except my love for you! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Life would be simply meaningless without you. Thank you for being my girlfriend. Happy Valentine’s day, love.

Having you as my valentine for life is the biggest blessing there is and there will ever be. I love you my darling. Happy Valentine’s Day!

I may get tired of breathing someday but I’ll never get tired of loving you. Life is nothing without loving you. Happy Valentine Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day to the sweetest valentine I could ever wish for. You are my sweetheart, and I am glad you’re mine.

I can’t stop loving you because it’s the only thing I’m good at and the only reason I was sent here on earth. I love you! Wishing you a happy valentine!

I wasn’t born a poet, but your love made me one! I was just lucky when God blessed me with his greatest creation of all time; you! Happy Valentine!

Sometimes I wonder if I’m living a dream. Because so far I cannot believe how blessed I feel about your love. Happy Valentine’s Day.

Every time I see you, for me, it’s a dream come true. Because I dream of your beautiful face every night. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Your smile can make me forget the pain of a hundred sleepless nights and the fatigue of a thousand exhausting days. I live because you love me!

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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