Inside Ghana: 3 Gunned Down At Afienya

cropped-aba-logo.jpgTHREE MEMBERS of a family, including 57-year-old chief of Sota, a farming community near Dodowa in the Shai-Osudoku District of the Greater Accra Region, were shot dead in the full glare of the public on Sunday at Mangoetsonya, Afienya near Accra.

The deceased persons—Nene Tetteh Pateku, the chief, his 32-year-old nephew, Peter Tometey Dartey and 65-year-old head of the family, Fred Kwaku Tei—were killed by the unknown assailants on a jungle motorbike.

So far, no suspect has been arrested in connection with the incident which has thrown the whole area into a state of fear and shock.

The incident, which police described as targeted murder, occurred at 9:30 am when the chief and his relatives were travelling to Ningo for a meeting in their Toyota Corolla Saloon car with registration number AS 6784-14, being driven by the chief. The unidentified men, said to be wielding an AK47 assault rifle and riding on a yellow and black jungle motorbike, were said to have accosted the family members and fired at them severally.

The lifeless bodies of the three persons have been conveyed to the Police Hospital in Accra for pathological examination and preservation.

Greater Accra Regional crime scene investigators, crime officers from the Tema Regional Police Command and the Regional Police Commander together with officers from Dodowa and Afienya and the Greater Accra Regional Minister have visited the scene for firsthand information and commencement of investigations into the incident.

Chief Superintendent Samuel Kwesi Ofori, Commander of the Dodowa Divisional Police Headquarters, briefed DAILY GUIDE that the assailants crossed the victims opposite an Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) substation in the area and fired sporadically, killing the three persons in the car instantly, before they fled the scene.

“The pillion rider, who was wearing a batakari with the gun hidden in it, alighted after they had crossed them and without any confrontation, shot at them intermittently, killing everyone onboard the car,” the police boss indicated.

He said the police had commenced investigations into the incident and appealed to the public to assist them with information for a handsome reward.

Source: Daily Guide


1,000 African Entrepreneurs Join $100M Tony Elumelu Programme

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) has announced the selection of the second set of 1,000 entrepreneurs for the 2016 cycle of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP).

Launched in 2015, TEEP is the largest African philanthropic initiative devoted to entrepreneurship and represents a 10-year, $100 million commitment, to identify and empower 10,000 African entrepreneurs, create a million jobs and add $10 billion in revenues to Africa’s economy.

Over 45,000 entrepreneurs from 54 African countries applied, nearly doubling the number of applications received in 2015. Successful candidates represent 53 African countries, and diverse industries, led by agriculture and ICT.

The highest numbers of applicants came from Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Uganda and Cameroon. All five regions – North, East, Southern, Central and West Africa are represented.

Founder, Tony O. Elumelu, CON, commented: “In TEEP’s first year we spent over $8 million of our $100 million commitment – with $5 million going directly to entrepreneurs as seed capital — and the results have far exceeded our expectations. We have funded entrepreneurs, established networks and helped extraordinary people take control of their destinies.

The 2016 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurs will become a generation of newly empowered African business owners, who are the clearest evidence yet, that indigenous business growth will drive Africa’s economic and social transformation.”

Over the next nine months, the 2016 cohort will receive the intensive online training, networking and mentoring that provide a tool kit for success and sustainability. They will also participate in the three-day Elumelu Entrepreneurship Forum later in the year, the largest annual gathering of African entrepreneurial talent.

Parminder Vir OBE, CEO of The Tony Elumelu Foundation, said: “We saw phenomenal success with the first cycle of TEEP –the success stories of the TEEP 2015alumni are a testament to the transformative power of the programme we have built. Through TEEP, we are proving to the next generation of entrepreneurs that their ideas can change their communities, their countries and their continent.”

For a full list of the selected Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurs for TEEP2016, do visit .

Instructively, the Tony Elumelu Foundation is an Africa-based, African-funded philanthropic organisation. Founded in 2010, TEF is committed to driving African economic growth, by empowering African entrepreneurship.

The Foundation aims to create lasting solutions that contribute positively to Africa’s social and economic transformation. Through impact investments, selective grant making, and policy development, it seeks to influence the operating environment so that entrepreneurship in Africa can flourish. @tonyelumeluFDN.

While the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme represents a decade- long commitment to supporting African start-ups and entrepreneurs. We are committing $100 million to help launch an initial 10,000 entrepreneurs throughout Africa over the next 10 years, creating 1,000,000 new jobs contributing to $10 billion in revenue across Africa.

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