Police confirms the arrest of some persons on multiple voting in some part of Accra

Two persons were arrested at Agya Herbal polling station within the Trobo Constituency and Orion Cinema polling station within the Okaikoi South Constituency respectively and one person for multiple voting registration at ACP Estate Gate 2 polling stations.

At the Agya herbal, a middle aged man who was the fifth person to cast his vote allegedly voted twice because when the E. C was setting up they mistakenly exchange the indelible ink in the ballot box for voters to use in thumbprinting the ballot paper.

The Presiding Officer(PO) detected the mistake and rectified it but the fifth voter who had already casted his voted requested to vote again since he perceived the EC will not valid the voted he casted hence was given another ballot to vote but this was rejected by the voters hence the Police causing his arrest until counting is done to prove whether or not he really voted twice before a determination of his case is made.

The Accra Regional Police PRO DSP Afia Tenge confirming the incident in an interview with said the first five persons used the indelible ink to thumbprint the ballot paper but the fifth person was prompted after voting that there was a mistake in the exchange of the ink so he decided to vote again and was granted that until another voter prompted that he (fifth person) has already voted so he was picked up by the police and detained until counting is done and confirmed that he indeed voted twice or not before he can be charged or discharged.

In order development, yesterday between 8am and 9am, a deaf and dumb 30years old Rukaya Dramani was arrested at the Orion Cinema at the neoplan station in the Okaikoi South Constituency for allegedly have seven thumbprinted seven Presidential ballot papers and was sent the Accra Regional Command.

DSP Afia Tenge said, Rukaya Dramani brought a poster of ballot voter paper that were used by exhibits and took it to the voter box and we believe was to aid her vote.
She was brought here at the Regional Command and after thorough investigation the posters of ballot voter papers are not the official EC ballot paper hence she was discharged.

Meanwhile, at 12:10 noon Police arrested suspect Lartey Eunice aged 36 to the Amasaman Divisional police with two voter Identification card numbers 4415001979 with the name Lartey Eunice with Polling Station code C120602, Date of birth 1984/10/20 dated 2020/07/02 and another 4256053933 with the name Lartey Eunice Ayivi, with Polling Station Code C040903 ,Date of birth 1982/10/20 dated 2020/08/05 and Electoral commission’s Multiple List.

Around 10am the suspect queued at ACP Estate Gate 2 polling station to cast her ballot hence madam Karen Owusu the presiding officer of the centre identified her as having been captured by the multiple voter register list.

She was handed over to the police who escorted her to her house and recovered the second card number 4256053933 hence Suspect Lartey Eunice is detained and exhibits retained for investigation.

Story: Sheila Satori Mensa

Nana Aseidu Appiah Sponsored Inter Community Peace Gala At Adarkwa

An astute member of the NPP in Suhum by name, Nana Aseidu Appiah sponsored an inter community peace Gala at Adarkwa electoral area ahead of December polls.

The motive behind this gala is to foster peace through games and bring the communities together to preach the gospel of the NPP government led by H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Six communities participated in the game. They included Otwe FC, Adarkwa FC, Kokponya FC, Kokobibiam FC, Ntunkum FC and Ntaabea FC.

At the end of the games, Adarkwa FC and Kokponya went to the finals and Adarkwa FC emerged winner through penalty kicks.

Speaking at the event was Mr. Emmanuel Opare, the Western Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Director of the Youth Employment Agency.

Mr Emmanuel Opare said, the NPP government has performed better in all sectors of the economy and pleaded with the people of Adarkwa electoral area to vote massively for Nana Akuffo Addo and Oboafo Kwadjo Asante.

Hon Frederick Ofosu, the Constituency Chairman schooled the constituents on major flagship programs been enrolled by the NPP government and its benefits to all citizenry like the Free SHS, LEAP, MASLOC, NABCO, restoration of teacher and nursing allowances, planting for food and jobs, One district one factory, one constituency one ambulance, payments of BECE registration fees, hot meal for students etc.

Nana Aseidu Appiah the sponsor of the game and a native of Adarkwa enlightened his people on the performance of the NPP government and pleaded with them to give another four more years to the NPP, Nana Akuffo Addo and Oboafo Kwadjo Asante come December 7.

He said a lot of projects will be enrolled to nurture talents and job opportunities to the people of Adarkwa and Suhum as a whole.

He thanked the organizers of the program.

Retiring his speech, he said, election 2020 is a must win for the NPP and charged the Youth to preach the good deeds of the NPP and encouraged all to come out and vote massively for Nana Akuffo Addo and Oboafo Kwadjo Asante.

President Akufo-Addo launches cocoa farmers’ pension scheme.

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Tuesday, 1st December 2020, launched a pension scheme for the country’s 1.5 million cocoa famers.

According to President Akufo-Addo, “the Pension Scheme will enable cocoa farmers to make voluntary contributions towards their retirement, whilst COCOBOD makes a supplementary contribution on behalf of the farmers as well.”

This, he explained, “guarantees a decent retirement income for cocoa farmers for life, and ensures that they can maintain decent livelihoods after retirement.”

Launching the Pension Scheme at the Jubilee Park in Kumasi, as part of his 3-day tour of the Ashanti Region, President Akufo-Addo there millions of cocoa farmers across the country who are responsible for the production of a crop, that has, for over a century, been the mainstay of the economy of the country.

In recognition of their hard work, the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) was mandated, under Section twenty-six (26) of the COCOBOD Law, 1984 (PNDC L.81), to establish a Contributory Insurance Scheme for Cocoa Farmers within the framework of the Social Security Scheme, so that they could also enjoy a well-deserved pension, upon retirement.

Unfortunately, successive Governments, for various reasons, were unable to fulfil this, much to the disapproval of cocoa farmers who continued to make demands for the establishment of the “Cocoa Farmers Pension Scheme”.

“As candidate Akufo-Addo, in the run-up to the December 2016 elections, I made a solemn pledge to cocoa farmers that, if the Ghanaian people reposed their confidence in me, and I won the election of 2016, my government would establish the pension scheme for them not just in fulfilment of the legal requirement, but also in line with Government’s plans to improve the living standards of cocoa farmers in Ghana,” he said.

Upon his assumption of office, the President tasked the CEO of COCOBOD, Hon. Joseph Boahen Aidoo, to begin to work earnestly with the National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA) and other stakeholders to set up a Cocoa Farmers Pension Scheme to support cocoa farmers enjoy a decent pension.

“Through the shared determination and expertise of those I put in charge to ensure the establishment of the scheme, both the legal framework and the technical structures have been put in place for the smooth take-off of this all-important scheme,” he said.

To ensure the successful rollout of the scheme, COCOBOD is embarking on a census to collect data on farmers for the Cocoa Management System (CMS), adding that “the CMS will hold a robust database of all cocoa farmers in the country, and track their contributions. It will also facilitate the prompt payment of claims to beneficiary farmers.”

President Akufo-Addo entreated all cocoa farmers to sign on to the Cocoa Farmers Pension Scheme, in order to enjoy the full benefits of the Scheme.

Stori: Sheila Satori Mensa

Don’t be complacent. vote massively for NPP – Mrs. Akufo-Addo tells Ashanti voters

First Lady of the Republic, H.E. Mrs. Rebecca Naa Okaikor Akufo-Addo has called on NPP supporters in the Ashanti Region not to be complacent in assuming that the NPP will win in the Party’s stronghold even if they don’t come out in their numbers to vote, but rather not only come out in their numbers to vote but also encourage every citizen who has benefitted from policies implemented by the Nana Addo Administration, to also go out in their numbers to vote for the NPP.

She said the Akufo-Addo government apart from the Free SHS policy which has benefitted every Ghanaian, has also materialized the 1 District 1 Factory, 1 Village 1 Dam, Youth Employment initiative, NABCO, and several other promises made in 2016. Additionally, she said, the economic mitigation measures implemented by the government in the covid-19 era including free water and electricity has also benefitted every Ghanaian regardless of their political colour.

Mrs. Akufo-Addo said this when she toured the Ashanti Region as part of her campaign to garner votes for President Akufo-Addo and the NPP in the up-coming December 7th general elections.

Accompanied by the Ashanti Regional Minister Hon. Simon Osei-Mensah, Mayor of Kumasi Hon. Osei Assibey Antwi, NPP parliamentary candidate for Ejisu and Chief Executive officer of the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (NEIP), John Kuma and other senior government and Party officials, the First Lady paid a courtesy call on the Asantehene, Otumfuor Osei Tutu II, visited the AsanteHemaa Nana Konadu Yiadom III, and the Ejisuhemaa Nana Yaa Asantewaa II. She later attended a durbar of Queen mothers and Market queens in the Ashanti region at Ejisu.
At the Manhyia Palace, Mrs. Akufo-Addo thanked the Otumfuor and the AsanteHemaa for their continuous prayers and support for H.E. the President and the NPP government since assuming office in 2017 and said President Akufo-Addo during the period has worked hard to fulfill all his promises to the people of Ghana.

She said the Free SHS policy which many were skeptical about has materialized only because of the political commitment and competence of the Akufo-Addo administration and asked for Otumfuor and Asantehemaa’s blessings for the NPP administration to be retained to continue their good work.

AsanteHemaa Nana Konadu Yiadom III thanked the First lady for her visit to the royal palace and prayed with her for a peaceful election, the outcome of which should advance the wellbeing of the country.
Later at the durbar of Ashanti Region Queen mothers and Market Queens, Mrs. Akufo-Addo said the NPP is the only Political Party which always implements policies which go to alleviate the economic hardships of women. She said the NHIS and free maternal care under President Kufuor and the Free SHS and restoration of Nursing and Teacher Trainee allowances under the Akufo-Addo administration have brought great relief to many families.

She urged the gathering not to assume the NPP will win the elections because others will go out and vote but rather go out to every house and every corner to rally votes for the NPP on December 7th, warning that the many laudable policies which the good people of Ghana are benefitting from risk collapse in the unlikely event that another party wins the elections.

The First lady also used the occasion to introduce the NPP parliamentary candidate for Ejisu Mr. John Kuma to the gathering and asked them to vote massively for him stating that it is when the NPP wins more seats in parliament that the good work of the next Akufo-Addo administration can be expedited for the benefit of all.

Story: Sheila Satori Mensa

Police receives Donation from UNODC

The Police Administration has received donation of personal protection equipment (PPE’s) from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) today, 30th November, 2020 to help fight against COVID-19.

The presentation was made by the Resident Coordinator in Ghana, Mr. Charles Abani. He said the Police needs to be protected in order to protect others during this electioneering period, hence the gesture.
The items include, surgical gowns, protective face shields, disposable surgical face masks, and hand sanitizers, rubbing alcohol, liquid soap, hand paper towels, Veronica buckets and digital thermometer guns.

The items were received by the Director-General Welfare, COP. Mrs. Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah who thanked UNODC for their timely kind gesture. She promised the items will be shared to personnel to be used for its intended purpose.

Source: Public Affairs Directorate

Story: Sheila Satori Mensa

“Turn out in numbers, vote massively for the NPP” – President Akufo-Addo

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has appealed to all eligible voters in the country, ahead of the conduct of the 7th December presidential and parliamentary elections, to turn out in the numbers, and vote massively for him and the New Patriotic Party.

According to President Akufo-Addo, the policies and programmes implemented by his Government, since his assumption of office in 2017, such as Free SHS, 1-District-1-Factory, and Planting for Food and Jobs, have resulted in the enhancement of the living standards of Ghanaians.

Embarking on a day’s campaign tour of the Western Region, on Sunday, 29th November 2020, which saw him visit Sekondi, Kwesimintsim, Mpohor, Agona Nkwanta, Tarkwa, Bogoso and Akropong, the President indicated that “with four more for Nana and the NPP, we will do even more for you.”

To the electorate, the President added that “everyone who has registered and is in possession of a voter ID card should not sit at home, and assume that ‘Nana has already won, so I won’t vote’. If you haven’t voted, Nana hasn’t won.”

The President continued, “So everyone should leave their homes on 7th December, go to your respective polling stations and vote massively for Nana and the NPP. That is what will give us a decisive victory we are after.”

With the NPP in control of one hundred and sixty-nine (169) seats in Parliament, President Akufo-Addo told residents of the Western Region of the importance of maintaining a majority of seats in Parliament.

The President explained that a majority of seats in Parliament is what will strengthen his hand in Government, and will pave the way for the implementation of policies and programmes that wull help move Ghana onto the path of progress and prosperity.

Tour of Ashanti Region
From Monday, 30th November, President Akufo-Addo will embark on a 3-day campaign tour of the Ashanti Region, with visits, on day one, to Bantama, Offinso North, Offinso South, Afigya Kwabre North, Manhyia North, Subin and Asokwa.

On Tuesday, 1st December, he will launch the Cocoa Farmer’s Pension scheme at Jubilee Park, commission the Bodukwan Multi-fruit processing factory, and address residents at Manso Nkwanta, Manso Adubia and Patasi.

On day 3 of his campaign tour, the President will visit Nyinahin, Mpasatia, Bohyen, Bantama, SUame and Ash town.

Story: Sheila Satori Mensa

CODA drive means Hope for Okada riders – CEO

In accordance with its mandate and commitment, the Coastal Development Authority has designed the CODA Drive initiative to eradicate poverty and create wealth for commercial drivers, okada and pragya riders. The new initiative is also expected to help address road safety within the Coastal Development Zone.

In an interview with the media last Thursday to outdoor the vehicles, Chief Executive Officer of the Authority, Lawyer Jerry Ahmed Shaib explained that under the CODA Drive intervention, CODA will offer Bajaj Qute four-passenger quadricycles to drivers and okada riders on hire purchase for use as public transport. The operation of CODA Drive will initially be concentrated in rural areas and city outskirts in the six regions of the Coastal Development Zone.

Benefits


The CEO elaborated that CODA Drive has many economic and social benefits including but not limited to the income earning opportunities for thousands of Ghanaian families as well as reduction in road crashes and consequent reduction in injury and death. CODA Drive is being funded under the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP).

Story: Sheila Satori Mensa

We’ll eradicate ‘Gone Too Soon’ in Ghana – Dr Nsiah Asare

Former Director General of the Ghana Health Service and Advisor to the President on Health, Dr Anthony Nsiah Asare said the NPP through and special Weighing Program for adults will reduce the ‘Gone too soon’ death rate from next year.

Speaking at the Nurses and Midwives Conference at Ho, last Sunday as the Guest of honor, the Advisor to the President, Nana Akufo-Addo, on Health, promised other policies for the health practitioners, should they retain the NPP in power.

“Beyond 2020, we will have Weighing for Adults on their day of birth to reduce the gone too soon. Young Adults die out of negligence of chronic diseases and this weighing which will be done together with their children will help eradicate the ‘gone too soon’. They will also queue, check their weight and also know how to prevent the stroke, prostate cancer and others”.

“We will also re-introduce the car Waiver policy for Nurses which was initiated by President Kuffour. We will, as well give nurses a befitting accommodation while paying those in the rural areas more than those in the urban areas. Another plan, is to have specialized courses for nurses and a degree course for all nurses.” He added.

Apart from the restoration of the Nurses allowance, Dr Nsiah Asare said, the 2018 batch of nurses who are being processed for employment will all have their salaries paid by end of May next year.

“You know, those who completed in 2018 are being posted and it is left with the 2019 batch, who are currently doing national service. We are processing all necessary details to the Finance sector and by the end of May after all placements are done early next year, salaries will be paid. You also know we restored the allowances for your younger ones, so nothing is too hard for the Akuffo Addo government to do. So, this is why we will need you all to vote for 4 more years to do more because we’ve done better than the NDC government who canceled your allowance.”

The Conference, held at the Ho Technical University Auditorium saw over 1500 Nurses and Midwives from the 21 districts of the Volta Region.

The over 3 hours program, saw various party leaders of the Regional NPP, including the Regional Minister, Dr Archibald Yao Letsa, talking about achievements of the NPP in the Health sector while on the ‘4 More 4 Agenda 111’, promising Exciting Opportunities for Nurses and Midwives.

By: Davis Nii Attuquaye Clottey

2020 Comprehensive food Security and vulnerability assessment survey

The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), in collaboration with Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA), is conducting a nationwide household survey on Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Assessment (CFSVA).

The World Food Programme (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) are providing funding and Technical support for the conduct of the survey. Food security is a complex phenomenon resulting from multiple causes, including food availability, food accessibility, food utilization and food stability. The Ministry of Food and Agriculture estimates that about five (5) percent of Ghanas population (1.2 million people) are food insecure nation-wide, which means any unexpected natural or man-made shock will greatly affect the pattern of their food consumption (Ghana SDG Baseline Report, June, 2018).

The first Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Assessment (CFSVA) survey was conducted in Ghana in 2009. Data analysis was done at the regional level for the then 10 existing regions. In 2012, a follow up of the CFSVA survey was conducted in the Upper West, Upper East and Northern (now Savannah, Northern and North regions) regions to identify the districts that were worse off. This further investigation and analysis in the then three northern regions at the district level became necessary when it was found that they were the regions with households who were severely food insecure. It is heartwarming to inform stakeholders and the general public that, the 2020 CFSVA is a nationwide survey collecting data in all the 260 Metropolitan, Municipals and Districts in the country and therefore, district level data analysis is assured to aid the measuring of district level indicators and enable district scores in terms of food insecurity.

Training of field data collectors was held in Tamale, Sunyani, Kumasi, Ho and Winneba between 3-6 November, 2020, where nearly 900 personnel were trained. Eight Hundred and One (801) of the trained personnel have been deployed to the field for data collection commencing Monday 9th November, 2020 and expected to be completed by the first week in December, 2020. Each district has a team of data collectors made up of three (3) members. Field data collection is being done with Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI). This will facilitate data validation, data editing and data analysis. Therefore, it is expected that the results of the survey will be shared with stakeholders and the general public by the end of March, 2021.

The general objective of the 2020 CFSVA seeks to provide a framework for the implementation and monitoring of food and nutrition interventions in Ghana. The data that will be generated will provide the basis for reviving the quarterly Food and Nutrition Monitoring System – which provides quarterly food security situations by analyzing the key underlying factors of food security or insecurity that will be identified through the CFSVA.

The 2020 CFSVA, as part of its objectives will also monitor and assess the impact of the novel Corona Virus/COVID-19 pandemic on food security in Ghana by determining the food security status of the poorest segments of the population following the effects of the partial lockdowns.

Specifically, the CFSVA survey will:

  1. Identify who the food insecure and vulnerable people are in the country, where they live, how many they are, why they are food insecure/vulnerable, what can be done to save their lives and livelihoods, how the situation is likely to evolve, and the risks associated with them.
  2. Identify areas of food insecurity thereby targeting the neediest, informing preparedness and developing contingencies in addressing associated risks.
  3. Provide up to date information on Ghanas food security status, update the previous CFSVAs conducted in 2009 and 2012.
  4. Provide a baseline for the SDG 2 progress tracking to the Government and improve targeting of Food and Nutrition Security and Social Protection programmes.
  5. Provide information for planning governments response in connection with humanitarian targeting and action, especially risks related to COVID-19 and floods. The CFSVA will help to map-out areas (national and regional districts) and people who are moderately or severely food insecure in Ghana and analyse the underlying causes of food insecurity.
  6. Address the weak and unbalanced evidence used in formulating Food and Nutrition Security and Social Protection policies and programmes as well as poor geographical/location targeting.

The questions being asked in the survey are categorized into 12 broad sections
Section 1: Demographics and Education
Section 2: Migration
Section 3: Housing, facilities and assets
Section 4: Food consumption
Section 5: Household expenditure
Section 6: Coping strategies
Section 7: Agriculture and Access to markets
Section 8: Agricultural working inputs
Section 9: Income sources and expenditure
Section 10: Shocks, risks and Covid-19
Section 11: Minimum Diet Diversity (for female aged 15-49 years)
Section 12: Infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices

The success of the field data collection will largely depend on the fullest cooperation of the general public who will be responding to the questions. We therefore, request for your patience in providing the field officers the right answers that are reliable for planning and strategic interventions.
Thank you.

Peter Takyi Peprah
Project Coordinator, 2020 CFSVA

Story: Sheila Satori Mensa

W/R: Government urged to prioritize training of nurses in diabetes

A Non-Governmental Organization, Rural Aid Alliance Foundation’s “RAAF” Programmes coordinator, Mr. Kenneth Kpodo has urged the Government of Ghana to prioritize and re-strategize to focus on training of diabetic Health personnels “Nurses” in the country.

According to him an estimate of 90% of people walking around being diabetic without health professionals being abreast with them needs equivalent of 90% of nurses would be able to diagnose these diabetic patients when they come in contact with.

Mr. Kpodo called on the Government of Ghana when his outfit Rural Aid Alliance Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organization partnered the Lions Club International to celebrate the 2020 World Diabetes Day in the western region as a way of celebrating health professionals “Nurses”.

The World Diabetes Day is said to be a day that the United Nations “UN” and the World Health Organization “WHO” set aside to advocate and awareness for the condition Diabetes. Meanwhile World Diabetic Day is celebrated annually.

According to Mr. Kpodo nurses are being celebrated this year’s World Diabetic Day because they are the only Health personnels that clients goes into contact with.

Again Rural Aid Alliance Foundation as part of its operational activities in the western region for the past 20 years, deals in public health related activities, building capacity of teachers, assist children in reading, alternative livelihood and also into child protection activities.

The theme tagged with the celebration of the World Diabetes Day in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis was “Nurse and Diabetes”.

He therefore advised the general public to 30 minutes of vigorous exercise “walking alone” to reduce “type 2” Diabetes and change of an individual lifestyle.

Filed By: Benjamin Bray – Vision1 FM/Globe TV

W/R: No Health professionals trained in diabetes management

According to the Programmes coordinator for Rural Aid Alliance Foundation, Mr. Kenneth Kpodo western region and by extension to the Nation there are no nurses trained in Diabetes management, whereas these health professionals learn the basics on the job whereas others engage themselves in online courses.

Mr. Kenneth Kpodo made these remarks as Rural Aid Alliance Foundation partnered the Lions Club International to celebrate the 2020 World Diabetes Day in the western region in a way of celebrating health professionals “Nurses”.

Moreover Rural Aid Alliance Foundation marked the World Diabetes Day together with stakeholders on panel discussions at the Nurse AND Midwifery Training College at Sekondi of the western region.

The panel discussion focused on Diabetes and the eye, Diabetes and the foot and Diabetes in pregnancy.

Mr. Kpodo emphasize that as government and health institution it is important to bring the training of nurses in Diabetes to form.

The theme tagged with the celebration of the World Diabetes Day in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis was “Nurse and Diabetes”.

The programmes coordinator stated that primary Healthcare practitioners “Nurses” play a crucial role in all stages of managing good eye health as they facilitate early diagnosis and timely management of diabetic eye disease.

“As part of the training of the nurses where we have emergency nurses, midwives, we don’t have Diabetic nurse”, he added.

The RAAF Programme coordinator continued that eighty-nine percent “89%” of shortages in nurses are in the lower to middle income countries including Ghana.

He therefore advised the general public that 30 minutes of vigorous exercise “walking alone” is enough to reduce “type 2” Diabetes and and change of an individual lifestyle.

Mr. Kenneth Kpodo in his closing remarks entreated the Healthcare practitioners to make the difference for Diabetes.

Filed By: Benjamin Bray – Vision1 Fm

“Gov’t will continue to expand, modernise Armed Forces” – President Akufo-Addo

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says it is his responsibility as Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces to see to the continued expansion and modernisation of the Ghana Armed Forces, in order to enhance its capacity to combat contemporary and future threats effectively.

Speaking at the graduation ceremony of military officer cadets of Regular Career Course 60 and Short Service Commission and Special Duties Course 58, on Friday, 13th November 2020, President Akufo-Addo stated that, in view of the growing threats to peace and stability in West Africa, “our actions, in this regard, cannot be business as usual”.

It will be recalled hat, at last year’s graduation ceremony, the President reiterated Government’s commitment to retool the Ghana Armed Forces, and also improve on barracks infrastructure to boost morale and operational efficiency.

Specifically, he also indicated his determination to reconstruct the Ghana Military Academy, and transform it into a world-class institution.

“A year on, I am able to state that the first phase of the reconstruction works of the Ghana Military Academy is almost complete. The renovated Officer Cadets’ Mess and the new Academy Parade Square have been completed, and are fully operational, as we can all see today. The administration block, with its offices and conference rooms, and two-storey classroom block, are all nearing completion,” the President said.

He continued, “The second phase of the project, which includes the construction of an auditorium with 800-seating capacity, an accommodation for cadets and platoon commanders, and a fence wall around the entire Military Academy, with other utility structures, will be completed by December 2021.”

In addition to the developments taking place in the Ghana Military Academy, President Akufo-Addo told the gathering that Government is also equipping and rehabilitating training facilities for the Ghana Armed Forces, to help promote effective training.

To this end, he indicated that, three weeks ago, he commissioned a state-of-the-art training facility constructed for the Ghana Navy at Nutekpor, in the Volta Region, adding that the Bondase Training Camp is also going to see a massive facelift, with the provision of additional accommodation and training infrastructure, which will facilitate the training of personnel.

“Government has committed further over two hundred million dollars ($200 million) for the purchase of more armoured vehicles for the Army, and the upgrading of the equipment and surveillance capacity of the security and intelligence agencies,” he assured.

All these investments, according to the President, are to ensure that our men and women in uniform are well equipped and motivated to deliver on their mandate of safeguarding the peace, integrity and security of the nation, as well as maintaining Ghana’s contribution to international peace and security.

To the graduating officer cadets, President Akufo-Addo urged them to maintain a healthy relationship with the civilian population, in line with the tenets of national integration and cohesion.

“I am reminding you, today, that your commission into the Armed Forces places great responsibility on you to guard against the temptation of using the uniform to intimidate your civilian counterparts, who are your natural partners in the development of our nation, and whose taxes provide the means for your sustenance as members of the Armed Forces,” he added.

Story: Sheila Satori Mensa

REVEALED: Ebi Bright Burnt Her Cars For Public Sympathy

Some residents of Tema Central Constituency in the Greater Accra Region have accused the Parliamentary Candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress in the Tema Central Constituency, Ebi Bright for setting her own cars ablaze to win public sympathy in the upcoming December polls

It would be recalled that two cars of the NDC candidate got burnt beyond repairs last Sunday dawn whiles it rained heavily.

Fortunately, no lives and other properties were lost in the incident which is under investigation.

However, Ebi Bright has accused her political opponents of having a hand in the fire incident.

But some residents of her area have rubbished such claims and accused her of burning her own cars looking at the circumstances surrounding the whole incident.

According to them, they are yet to understand why Ebi Bright who lives in a first class residential area with a gated community post that has a twenty four hour police post, could have her car burnt by someone who trespassed into her house

The NDC candidate resides in an area where the current Member of Parliament for Tema Central, Hon Kofi Brako in collaboration with the Community 6 and 10 residents association constructed a security post which has a police station which is four streets from the street Ebi Bright lives.

The residents also revealed that Ebi Bright also have CCTV cameras fixed in most laces in her house which can aid in the police investigations to accertain what actually transpired in the house

They wondered why the NDC in a rush to accuse their political opponents when the fire analysis and police investigations have to been completed.

“It’s a well orchestrated plan hatched to have her vehicles burnt in the house to win public sympathy and turnaround to use it as a bases to score political sympathy at a time when her campaign is suffering due to huge influence the NPP commands in Tema Central and it’s environs.

“Tema Central Constituency is a stronghold of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and has never come to close to the figures her opponent get in every elections she has contested in the area so why must your opponent obtain so why must you be targeted or worried about.
Let’s think beyond the rethorics,” one of her neighbours stated.

REVEALED: Ebi Bright Burnt Her Cars For Public Sympathy

Some residents of Tema Central Constituency in the Greater Accra Region have accused the Parliamentary Candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress in the Tema Central Constituency, Ebi Bright for setting her own cars ablaze to win public sympathy in the upcoming December polls

It would be recalled that two cars of the NDC candidate got burnt beyond repairs last Sunday dawn whiles it rained heavily.

Fortunately, no lives and other properties were lost in the incident which is under investigation.

However, Ebi Bright has accused her political opponents of having a hand in the fire incident.

But some residents of her area have rubbished such claims and accused her of burning her own cars looking at the circumstances surrounding the whole incident.

According to them, they are yet to understand why Ebi Bright who lives in a first class residential area with a gated community post that has a twenty four hour police post, could have her car burnt by someone who trespassed into her house

The NDC candidate resides in an area where the current Member of Parliament for Tema Central, Hon Kofi Brako in collaboration with the Community 6 and 10 residents association constructed a security post which has a police station which is four streets from the street Ebi Bright lives.

The residents also revealed that Ebi Bright also have CCTV cameras fixed in most laces in her house which can aid in the police investigations to accertain what actually transpired in the house

They wondered why the NDC in a rush to accuse their political opponents when the fire analysis and police investigations have to been completed.

“It’s a well orchestrated plan hatched to have her vehicles burnt in the house to win public sympathy and turnaround to use it as a bases to score political sympathy at a time when her campaign is suffering due to huge influence the NPP commands in Tema Central and it’s environs.

“Tema Central Constituency is a stronghold of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and has never come to close to the figures her opponent get in every elections she has contested in the area so why must your opponent obtain so why must you be targeted or worried about.
Let’s think beyond the rethorics,” one of her neighbours stated.

REVEALED: Ebi Bright Burnt Her Cars For Public Sympathy

Some residents of Tema Central Constituency in the Greater Accra Region have accused the Parliamentary Candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress in the Tema Central Constituency, Ebi Bright for setting her own cars ablaze to win public sympathy in the upcoming December polls

It would be recalled that two cars of the NDC candidate got burnt beyond repairs last Sunday dawn whiles it rained heavily.

Fortunately, no lives and other properties were lost in the incident which is under investigation.

However, Ebi Bright has accused her political opponents of having a hand in the fire incident.

But some residents of her area have rubbished such claims and accused her of burning her own cars looking at the circumstances surrounding the whole incident.

According to them, they are yet to understand why Ebi Bright who lives in a first class residential area with a gated community post that has a twenty four hour police post, could have her car burnt by someone who trespassed into her house

The NDC candidate resides in an area where the current Member of Parliament for Tema Central, Hon Kofi Brako in collaboration with the Community 6 and 10 residents association constructed a security post which has a police station which is four streets from the street Ebi Bright lives.

The residents also revealed that Ebi Bright also have CCTV cameras fixed in most laces in her house which can aid in the police investigations to accertain what actually transpired in the house

They wondered why the NDC in a rush to accuse their political opponents when the fire analysis and police investigations have to been completed.

“It’s a well orchestrated plan hatched to have her vehicles burnt in the house to win public sympathy and turnaround to use it as a bases to score political sympathy at a time when her campaign is suffering due to huge influence the NPP commands in Tema Central and it’s environs.

“Tema Central Constituency is a stronghold of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and has never come to close to the figures her opponent get in every elections she has contested in the area so why must your opponent obtain so why must you be targeted or worried about.
Let’s think beyond the rethorics,” one of her neighbours stated.

Obohene pours libation to uplift the status of the Kwahu Nifahene after alleged insult by Kwahuhene

Obo Chief who doubles as the Nifahene of Kwahu Traditional Council, Osabarima Yeboah Afari Obuagyan II has ordered for the pouring of libation, slaughtered sheep to uplift his status and that of his sub-chiefs this morning at the forecourt of the Obo Palace.

The Obo Traditional Authorities have alleged that, an insult was rained on them by the Kwahuhene, Daasebre Akuamoah Agyapong II, when he (Obohene) sent his sub-chiefs to him (Kwahuhene) over a close observation on the rightful heir to the Pitiku throne which the Kwahuhene was to be informed, but turned to be an insult on the delegation that that was sent from the Obo Palace.

Chieftaincy disputes in Ghana have taken roots in the country. Some comes from different dimensions and reason and meanings and/or all forms which in the end turns to draw development of the community in which it occurs and the country at large aback.
Addressing the press yesterday 10th November 2020 at Obo Palace.

Osabarima indicated that “we know and still recognize Daasebre as the Kwahuhene, but we need to do what is right and necessary as custom demands. So I need to uplift the status of the Nifa which consists of me and my sub-chiefs. No one can insult me and my Sub-chiefs just like that, because he is my overlord, especially when I have sent a delegation to him peacefully”.

“After today, our doors are open to Daasebre for a peaceful dialogue. But if that do not happen, we’ll advice ourselves and know how to live in Kwahu with Kwahuhene”, he added.
On conclusion, Osaabarima Yeboah Afari Buagyan II said “If we hear nothing from Daasebre after today, we will send complain to any Prominent Paramount Chief of the same standard of the Daasebre or even higher than him, and if nothing comes out of that, we will advice ourselves.’’

Agoo fm news’ Obrempong-Nana Kwaku Ampomah reports that ‘’today’s exercise saw all the Sub-Chiefs of the Nifa of the Kwahu Traditional Council, including the Obomenghene, the Obohene himself, just for few.

Source: Obrempong-Nana Kwaku Ampomah/Agoo fm(EIB Network)/Nkawkaw

“It’s only Akufo-Addo’s government that can fulfill pledge to pay us” – Assembly Members

The Greater Accra Association of Assembly Members believes that the pledge to pay Assembly Members a monthly salary can only be fulfilled by a Government led by the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Paying a courtesy call on the President, on Tuesday, 10th November 2020, Mr. Stephen Kwasi Acquah, spokesperson for the Association, indicated that the promise to pay salaries to Assembly Members is a call in the right direction, and is welcome by all Members.

“However, in the 2012 and 2016 manifestoes of John Mahama and his NDC, the candidate who is today telling us he will pay us if he wins the 2020 election, the pledge to pay Assembly Members was made in those manifestoes,” the spokesperson said.

He continued, “He (John Mahama) reneged on the pledge he made to pay us when we voted for him in 2012, and that is why we did not vote for him again in 2016, even though he had repeated that pledge.”

Mr. Stephen Kwasi Acquah, on behalf of the Greater Accra Association, stated that “if there’s someone who we believe can pay Assembly Members on a monthly basis, then it has to be Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.”

Outlining the policies implemented by the Akufo-Addo Government from 2017 to date, the spokesperson of the Association indicated that the Free SHS, 1-District-1-Factory, the Nation Builders’ Corps, and the programme for Planting for Food and Jobs have proven to be extremely beneficial for them and the constituents they represented.

“Prior to the inception of Free SHS, we would always wake up to knocks on our doors by parents who could not afford to take their wards to school. The implementation of Free SHS has lifted the burden of us. Because of NABCO, no one harasses us for jobs anymore,” he added.

Thanking the President for making time to meet with them, Stephen Kwasi Acquah stressed that “we believe that if we support you, and ensure that you get four more years, our circumstances, as Assembly Members, will be better off under your Government.”

On his part, President Akufo-Addo told the Members of the Association that “I like very much the commitment that has been made” towards ensuring that there would be no return to power of the NDC.

“The atmosphere in the country is good for us. The Ghanaian people are very happy with the work that has been done for them over the course of my first term in office, so help me take the message to every nook and cranny of the country. We cannot afford any complacency. The election is not won until the last vote has been counted, and we have to make sure that everyone who has registered comes out to vote,” President Akufo-Addo added.

Story: Sheila Satori Mensa

NPP parliamentarians are your best bet for development – First Lady to Ada and Sege residents

First lady of the Republic, Mrs. Rebecca Naa Okaikor Akufo-Addo has called on residents of the Ada and Sege constituencies in the Greater Accra Region to vote massively for the NPP in both the presidential and parliamentary elections, to witness unprecedented development.
She said voting religiously for a particular political party without witnessing a relative development is indicative of a Party which is complacent with the people’s welfare.

Mrs. Akufo-Addo made the remarks when she toured the Ada and Sege Constituencies, as part of her tour of the Greater Accra Region to canvass for votes for President Akufo-Addo and the NPP in the up-coming Presidential and Parliamentary elections, on December 7th.
At Ada, the First Lady attended a durbar of chiefs and party faithfuls held in her honour at Torgbloku where she urged the residents to vote for a political party with a track record of implementing policies which address their needs.

She said the NPP has the enviable track record of competently implementing social intervention policies which address the core concerns of the people, explaining that good health and education are core ingredients for human development and the NPP has the record of implementing the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) under President Kufuor and the Free SHS under President Akufo-Addo “This is what should inform you in deciding on who to vote for on December 7th, she said.

Mrs. Akufo-Addo introduced the NPP parliamentary candidate for Ada Madam Sarah Pobee who is also DCE for Ada East to the Chiefs and people, and appealed for their support in votes so she represents them in the next parliament.

The First Lady later commissioned the fully furnished, equipped and staffed Torgbloku CHPS Compound and donated items including beds, isolation gowns, latex surgical gloves, blankets, wheel chairs and some detergents to the Ada East District Hospital at Faithkpope.

At Sege, Mrs. Akufo-Addo met with fishmongers and womenfolk at the Goi School Park to interact with them and ascertain how government can facilitate the growth of their businesses. She also inspected on-going works on Phase 2 of the Sege market project and urged them to vote for President Akufo-Addo and the NPP parliamentary candidate for Sege, Madam Eunice Lasi to ensure completion of all on-going projects as well as execution of new ones.

She said the government of President Akufo-Addo is on the path of changing the country and with an NPP representative in parliament, the people of Sege will benefit immensely from this transformation.

“We have completed constructing an ambulance bay, the Astech school block, phase 1 of the Sege Market and already working on phase 2 which will come with a nursery for your children”, Mrs. Akufo-Addo said to a thunderous applause by the fishmongers and traders.

The First lady said beyond voting for a woman who will be more sensitive to their social and economic woes and so will advocate to pass laws in that direction, voting for an NPP parliamentarian will also mean voting for someone who shares the development aspirations of President Akufo-Addo and is willing and able to join him work to make that vision a reality.

She emphasized that though the Akufo-Addo led NPP government will not be discriminatory in extending development projects to all constituencies in the country, it is trite knowledge that voting for a parliamentary candidate who is a member of the governing Party, especially when that Party is the NPP, always inures to the benefit of the people.

The NPP Parliamentary candidate for Sege, Madam Eunice Lasi said the Free SHS policy has brought great relief to the people of Sege and has also caused a significant increase in enrolment of girls in school as the challenge of selecting one among many in a family to go to school, which often favoured the males, has ended.

Mrs. Akufo-Addo promised to address some needs raised by the traders and townsfolk including road construction, expeditious completion of phase 2 of the Sege market and its auxiliary facilities, as well as the provision of soft loans to expand their businesses.

The First Lady was accompanied on her tour by the CEO of Coastal Development Authority, Mr. Jerry Shaibu Ahmed, Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the NPP, Mr. Divine Otoo Agorhom and other government and party officials.

Story: Sheila Satori Mensa

“The Incompetent John Mahama is a pathological liar” – Suhum NPP communications Director

Honesty is of God and Dishonesty of the devil; the devil was a liar from the beginning…Joseph B. Wirthlin

Friday 6th November 2020, the indecisive and incompetent John Mahama was in the Suhum Constituency once again.

In 2016, he visited the people of Suhum at midnight and exactly so did he repeat in 2020.

This affirms what the Bible says; and that is the thief only appears in the evening.

I’m therefore by this communique correcting the gross lies he spewed to the good people of Suhum.

John Mahama said roads within the Constituency should be well maintained after it has been tarred and the simple question I’ve for him is, which of the roads in Suhum did he maintain, for instance Amanhyia to Akorabo to Kukua where his Chief of Staff, Julius Debra hailed from which was tarred by NPP 1 did he even for once think of maintaining it?

It’s NPP 1 who tarred that road and the NDC left it without patching it with a teaspoonful of coal, NPP assumed power in 2017 and now the Amanhyia -Akorabo -Kukua road is being tarred again, common maintenance NDC lacks it.

The corrupt Mahama again said they brought asphalt to Suhum inner roads. They should show us the roads they asphalted or he thinks we have short memories.

He instructed his appointee to paint our roads with NDC logo, is that the asphalt for Suhum?. Your lies this year to Suhum constituency has been exposed.

Suhum constituents have seen major developments under the NPP led Nana Addo administration than the abysmal performance during your tenure.

Suhum electorates should reject NDC because they didn’t treat us well, John Mahama told us in 2016 that he’s not a magician to create jobs for our teeming youth, today the magician NPP has created over 2million jobs which Suhum has gotten its part.

Let me use the opportunity to list some employments created under the NPP administration from 2017.

372 have been employed under NABCO, 35 in Youth in afforestation ,332 under Youth Employment agency, 110 under cocoa pollination, 16 under the security services, teachers, nurses and others.

The voter community will attest that when it comes to developmental projects in Suhum, it only happens under the NPP not NDC as corrupt Mahama said to Suhum constituents, we are calling him and his cohorts for a debate on sectorial development in Suhum, where we will expose them more.

John Mahama seems not to amaze me when he insults the people of Suhum that when you take a sheep and cloth it with NPP colours, people of Suhum will vote for it; this statement is moronic and inane which shouldn’t have come from the former President.

Thanks to Mahama that he said in this year elections lies won’t wash, the election is about truth.

When you compare NPP to NDC in governance, it’s like comparing oranges to lime. NPP has performed better than NDC in all sectors.

Suhum our lives are good and better under NPP than NDC.

Under the NDC, dumsor killed people and destroyed our jobs, the rate of unemployed graduates was very high, bad roads, poor infrastructure, high utility tariffs etc.

This is the mess NDC created and left which the NPP led by the competent Akuffo Addo has corrected and still giving hope to the people of Suhum and Ghana as a whole.

I was sad hearing from John Mahama that the covid 19 relief funds for our market women and men and business communities to boost their business in this abnormal time under the pandemic was there before they left office, oh my God, what a liar.

Will leave this for the constituents to judge it themselves.

With his words being exposed clearly shows that the NDC has nothing good for Suhum and Ghana, we must reject NDC come December 7 because their second coming will be disastrous.

“Change your parliamentarian for Development” – First Lady tells residents of Ningo Prampram

First Lady of the Republic, H.E. Mrs. Rebecca Naa Okaikor Akufo-Addo has urged residents of Ningo Prampram to vote for a parliamentarian from the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to catalyse development projects in the constituency, stating that even though they have been voting for a parliamentarian from the NDC for the past twenty-eight (28) years, they cannot boast of equivalent development in their area.

Mrs. Akufo-Addo said this when she toured and interacted with residents of Ningo Prampram in the Greater Accra Region to canvass votes for President Akufo-Addo and the NPP in the up-coming December 7th general elections.

As part of het tour, the First Lady attended a rally at Dawhenya and Ahwiam all in the Ningo Prampram constituency where she met party faithfuls and introduced the NPP Parliamentary candidate for Ningo Prampram Alexander Martey to the People.

Mrs. Akufo-Addo told the gathering that though the NPP has never won the Ningo parliamentary seat since the inception of the fourth republic, significant projects executed in the constituency, happened under NPP governments.

She said under the government of President Kufuor, the constituency was provided with a police station and police quarters with water supply extended from Sege to Prampram. Under the Akufo-Addo led NPP administration, Mrs. Akufo-Addo said Ningo Prampram has benefitted from the 1 District 1 Factory (1D1F) initiative which has seen three factories in the constituency, the construction of the largest greenhouse in west Africa a new market, extended electricity and construction of storm drains.

“All these”, she said “has come to Ningo Prampram only when the NPP is in government and even though we have no NPP MP to bring your voice closer to government” and asked the people to imagine the rate of development if they had an NPP MP under an NPP government to advance their concerns.

Member of Parliament for Ablekuma North Hon. Nana Akua Owusu Afriyie who accompanied the First Lady on her tour told the residents to consider the many social intervention policies that have been implemented under NPP governments such as the NHIS under President Kufuor, and Free SHS, 1D1F and the recent reduction and cancellation of electricity and water tariffs respectively under President Akufo-Addo which they have benefitted from, and vote accordingly. The First lady also paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Dawa and his elders at his palace and thanked them for all their prayers and support for the Akufo-Addo government and pleaded with them to lend their support as the NPP seeks another term in office to do more.

The Chief of Dawa,Nene Tettehwayo Duamor XI welcomed Mrs. Akufo-Addo to the palace and told her he is very happy with the administration of President Akufo-Addo.

He said even though the people of Ningo Prampram including Dawa have never elected an NPP parliamentarian before, there is no doubt that they have benefitted immensely from policies implemented by the government.

He said the Free SHS is a life saver as it had come to address a critical challenge in the constituency and is sure to break the vicious cycle of poverty.

Nene Tettehwayo Duamor Xl assured the First Lady of his people’s unflinching support for the Akufo-Addo led NPP government and their determination to ensure that the NPP parliamentary candidate, Alexander Martey represents them in the next parliament.

Mrs. Akufo-Addo rounded up her tour with a durbar held in her honour at lower Prampram which was graced by the Acting President of Ningo Traditional council and Chief of Ningo Nene Wakah Atiapa III and other traditional leaders.

In his speech to welcome Mrs. Akufo-Addo, Nene Wakah Atiapa III said the time has come for the people of Ningo-Prampram to change their parliamentarian from NDC to NPP.

He said the continuous selection of NDC members to parliament has slowed down development in the constituency due to the lack of urgency on the part of the MP, to lobby development projects to the constituency and said the people of Ningo Prampram will vote massively for the NPP’s Alex Martey to send a clear signal to politicians that they cannot be taken for granted.

The First Lady promised to escalate their request for fishing landing sites at Ahwiam and for the constituency to be divided into two, because of its vastness, to the relevant authorities.

She also reminded them of the Covid-19 threat and advised them to continue adhering to the social distance protocols and wear their masks.

The First Lady was accompanied on her tour by NPP Parliamentary candidate for Ningo Prampram Alexander Doku, DCE for Ningo Prampram Jonathan Teye Doku, NPP Constituency Chairman for Ningo Prampram Michael Tetteh Eku and other government and Party officials.

Story: Sheila Satori Mensa

President Akufo-Addo commissions 40-year-old120-Bed Bekwai Municipal Hospital

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Daankwa Akufo-Addo has commissioned the 120-bed ultramodern Bekwai Municipal Hospital, a project which started during the era of the late military Head of State, General I.K. Acheampong.

Commissioning the hospital, on Saturday, 7th November 2020, President Akufo-Addo stated that the ceremony is further evidence of his Government’s commitment to continue with and complete successfully major infrastructure projects that were inherited from previous governments, so that expected socio-economic benefits can be enjoyed by all.

“Having stalled in 2013, due to lack of funds, Government, through the dynamic, hardworking Minister for Health, Hon. Kwaku Agyemang Manu, Member of Parliament for Dormaa Central, successfully negotiated for funding from the United Kingdom Export Finance (UKEF) for the completion of the civil works, procurement of equipment with a three (3) year warranty period, and the training of required personnel for the operation of the hospital,” the President said.

Constructed at a cost of €22.33 million, the hospital has been fitted with an outpatient department; emergency unit; physiotherapy department; staff accommodation (16 housing units comprising 2, 3 & 4 semi-detached bedrooms); male & female wards; recovery ward; medical gas plant; 3 operating theatres; and offices.

Additionally, the hospital has a central sterilization department (CSSD) and laundry; medical stores; kitchen; relative’s lodge; water storage; mortuary; car park; supply & installation of medical equipment including user and application and maintenance training; supply of start-up medical consumables; and post warranty maintenance.

The President reiterated Government’s commitment to improving access to essential and quality health services through the provision of the necessary health infrastructure, equipment and logistics, including the deployment of appropriate technology, as part of the drive to attaining Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

“I want to reinforce the call to the administrators to embrace and strengthen the culture of maintenance. This edifice has been put at great cost to our nation, and we should be in the position, some ten years down the line, to see it still in good condition,” he said.

President Akufo-Addo continued, “It should not fall in the ways in which several institutions like this in Ghana have gone. The leadership of this facility must set the example for its periodic and constant maintenance, and will be held accountable for this.”

The President commended the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service for the great efforts they and their teams have put into the completion of this hospital.

“We shall continue to sustain our agenda of building a robust, resilient and sustainable healthcare system for current and future generations. Indeed, with four more years for Nana and the New Patriotic Party, we will do even more for you,” he added.

Story: Sheila Satori Mensa

Odawna market goes agog; traders declare support for President Akufo-Addo

Traders at the Odawna Pedestrian Shopping Mall in the Klottey Korley Constituency of the Greater Accra region have declared their total support for another term for President Akufo-Addo and the NPP to do more for the country, stating that the many social intervention policies implemented by the Akufo-Addo administration has significantly reduced their economic woes and put them in a better position to save for the future.

Market Queen of the Odawna Shopping Mall Madam Bernice Owusu, popularly called Sister Esi made the declaration when the First lady, H.E. Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo paid traders at the Mall a visit today, as part of her tour of the Klottey Korley Constituency to canvass votes for President Akufo-Addo and the NPP parliamentary candidate for Klottey Korle, Lawyer Prince Debrah.

Speaking to a large crowd which thronged the market to welcome the First Lady and her entourage, Sister Esi said the NPP government has over the years shown that it cares about the welfare of Traders and continues to implement policies that inure to their benefit.

She said it was an NPP administration under President J. A. Kufuor that constructed the Odawna Pedestrian Market for them and since then it is only under the administration of another NPP government that the Market is witnessing some improvement in terms of expansion and provision of social infrastructure to make their lives comfortable.

Sister Esi said government has constructed a huge drain (530 meters) just behind the market to stop the perennial flooding in the rainy seasons and this has brought them relief.

Additionally, she said, government is expanding their market with the construction of 400 sheds, a 40 seater toilet facility and a bathhouse with 20 cubicles.

This, Sister Esi said is beside the Free SHS, NABCO, resumption of payment of nursing and teacher trainee allowance, and the free water and electricity that the Akufo-Addo government has given them un this Covid-19 period.

All these, the Market Queen said are indicative of how much the Akufo-Addo government cares for their welfare, which she promised will be reciprocated on December 7th. The First Lady said she is very happy that the traders have seen the good works of President Akufo-Addo and are willing to give him a second term to continue with his good job.

She promised the traders of even better days ahead stating that with the completion of the digital process, especially the National I.D system, traders will soon be able to secure collateral-free loans from their banks to expand their businesses and pay their bulk rent advances all of which will better their lives.

Mrs. Akufo-Addo urged the Traders to vote massively for President Akufo-Addo to guarantee their sound future and that of their children.

Also present at the gathering was the NPP Parliamentary candidate for Klottey Korley, Lawyer Prince Debrah, Ambassador to India, H.E. Mike O’Quaye Jnr., MCE for Klottey Korley, Nii Adjei Tawiah, National Treasurer of the NPP, Kwabena Abankwah Yeboah and other government and Party officials.

The First Lady also met with commercial drivers, traders and Party faithfulls at the Kinkawe Tema Station to court their votes for President Akufo-Addo and the NPP and listen to their concerns if any, She advised them not to be complacent in the up-coming elections but rather, go all out and vote for the NPP in both Presidential and parliamentary elections to ensure not only victory, but also an increase in the Party’s representation in Parliament.

In her interaction with all the gatherings, Mrs. Akufo-Addo advised them to continue observing the Covid-19 safety protocols especially the wearing of masks and washing of hands, warning that with some countries especially in Europe experiencing an up-surge in infection rates and going back into lock-down, it is only proper that we continue to protect ourselves in order prevent such inconveniences and the hardships that come along with them.

Story: Sheila Satori Mensa

First Lady tours Okaikoi Central: Meets Chief Imam, commissions clinic

First Lady of the Republic, Mrs. Rebecca Naa Okaikor Akufo-Addo has appealed to the electorate in the Okaikwei Central Constituency of the Greater Accra Region to vote massively for President Akufo-Addo and the NPP based on their achievements in their first term in Office.

The First Lady said the many social intervention policies implemented by the Akufo-Addo-led NPP government did not target members, supporters and sympathizers of any particular party; rather, every Ghanaian who qualifies for any social intervention policy has benefitted.

Mrs. Akufo-Addo made the comment when she interacted with a cross section of the electorate in Okaikwei Central as part of her tour of the constituency.

Accompanied by the NPP MP for Okaikwei Central and Deputy Minister of Water Resources and Sanitation, Hon. Patrick Yaw Boamah, Ambassador to India, H.E. Mike Oquaye Jnr, and other senior government and Party officials, Mrs. Akufo-Addo first paid a courtesy call on the National Chief Imam Sheikh Prof. Osman Nuhu Sharubutu at his residence at Fadama.

She thanked the Chief Imam for his constant prayers and support for her husband H.E. President Akufo-Addo in his political career and asked for his prayers, going into the December 7th elections.

Welcoming her entourage to his residence, Sheikh Sharubutu thanked the First Lady for her visit and assured her of his office’s unflinching support for the NPP government to achieve her objectives.

He said unlike some neighbouring countries who are faced with challenges of pockets of civil instability Ghana is blessed with peace, political stability and religious tolerance all of which are important pillars for development.

Sheikh Sharubutu advised political parties and the citizenry to eschew violence in the up-coming elections, and inculcate the habit of campaigning and voting without rancour.

The First Lady also commissioned a clinic at Fadama constructed by Hon. Patrick Boamah in honour of the National Chief Imam Sheik Sharubutu and donated medical items including diapers, wheel chairs, crutches, antenatal bags, blankets and medical scrubs to the facility.
Mrs. Akufo-Addo later called on the Abeka Mantse, Nii Boi IV at his palace to customarily, seek his permission to interact with his people on election matters.

Nii Boi IV welcomed her to his traditional area and commended her for respecting traditional practices. He gave his blessings to Mrs. Akufo-Addo to campaign in his locality.

The First Lady next met with Market women, car dealers, traders and the physically challenged, at the premises of the Apenkwa Presbyterian Church.
She told them that the good job delivered by President Akufo-Addo in his first term must elicit confidence in the people to vote another term for him.

She said social intervention policies implemented by the Akufo-Addo administration such as the Free SHS has had positive impact on the citizenry nationwide with beneficiaries cutting across political divides. Additionally, she said, disability-friendly policies being implemented by the Akufo-Addo government such as recruitment as toll-booth agents and the increase in the disability fund are all geared at enhancing the wellbeing of every Ghanaian.

Mrs. Akufo-Addo said it is an indisputable fact that since assuming office in 2020, the NPP has worked hard to turn the country’s fortunes around and urged the people to vote massively for the NPP to ensure that gains achieved so far are consolidated.
Member of Parliament for Okaikwei Central, Hon. Patrick Boamah said President Akufo-Addo is a proven loyal supporter of Okaikwei Central, having served as legal counsel for the Abeka Traditional Council and being instrumental in addressing chieftaincy matters that once threatened their peace.

He said President Akufo-Addo since assuming office has executed a number of projects in the constituency including a new astro-turf, mini-stadium, tarring of roads in the constituency, and lighting up the constituency’s streets among others.

The Hon. MP urged his constituents to vote number one on the ballot paper for both President Akufo-Addo and all NPP Parliamentary candidates for the Party to successfully establish its achievements in government as the new standard in governance.

Story: Sheila Satori Mensa

Takoradi Gold Coast fund management investors demand answers from NPP National Chairman

It is well noted that for about two years investors at the various collapsed financial institutions have tried on several occasions that their locked up funds would be released to them by Security and Exchange Commission “SEC”.

Meanwhile the Gold Coast Fund Management customers in Sekondi-Takoradi of the Western Region are demanding clear and urgent answers from the ruling New Patriotic national chairman, Hon. Freddie Blay on retrieving their locked up funds for them.

According to Mr. Daniel Asmah, the national Executives of Gold Coast Fund Management customers addressed the Sekondi-Takoradi branch last week that a political guru within the ruling New Patriotic Party administration with the name Hon. Freddie Blay want to repay their locked up funds within 30 days.

He said it was indicated on a form given to them that within the payment schedule the firm making its efforts to retrieve their locked up funds will take 2% out of the accumulated funds of each Gold Coast Fund Management Investor.

The executive member, Mr. Asmah continued that the form given to them to sign the agreement is unrecognized, lacks logo, tin number and without any contract tracing details.

“when I heard they will take 2% out of my money, I was happy but initially having sat down to analyze the proposal I saw that the form is somehow a scam”, Mr. Daniel Asmah emphasize.

Moreover Mr. Asmah speaking to the media at a brief press conference said their national executives should have analyze the issue of the repaying of the funds to them but they the national Gold Coast Fund Management executives were in hurry to meet other Gold Coast Fund Management customers concerning the proposals when they visited Takoradi last weekend.

The National Chairman for the New Patriotic Party, Hon. Freddie who is being fingered as being behind the “PBay Limited” is called upon by the aggrieved Gold Coast Fund Management investors to address the nation on this alleged scam proposals.

The aggrieved investors were advised that without any explanation from those behind the repaying of their funds should think twice during the 2020 December polls.

Filed By: Benjamin Bray – Vision1 Fm

PBAY Limited to deduct 2% after efforts to retrieve locked-up funds for investors

Hundreds of aggrieved Gold Coast Fund Management Investors in Sekondi-Takoradi and its environs on Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd 2020, trooped to meeting ground as executives invited them to sign an agreement forms to facilitate the released of their locked up funds at Securities and Exchange Commission “SEC” aftermath of collapsed banks and financial institutions about 4 years ago.

The Gold Coast Fund Management customers in Sekondi-Takoradi and its environs at the meeting on 2nd November 2020, were issued with forms to tender in with the necessary information.

“A company, we don’t know the owners, has been set up to make an effort to get the Investments retrieved they will withhold 2% of our investments for their effort”, aggrieved investors hinted.

The agreement form indicate that Two Percent “2%” of each investment Account should be directly debited in favour of “PBay” Limited in consideration of its efforts to aid in the facilitation and payments of investment Account holder’s locked up funds with Securities and Exchange Commission “SEC” within an adjustment time frame of thirty “30” days from the date of execution in receipt of of the agreement.

According to some of the aggrieved Gold Coast Fund Management they agree with the 2% deduction if truly their locked up funds would be retrieved from the Securities and Exchange Commission through the unknown “PBAY LIMITED”.

Sekondi-Takoradi based reporter investigations revealed that majority of the aggrieved customers were found not reading the full details of the documents issued to them to be filled with account details.

Some of the aggrieved Gold Coast Fund Management investors in an interview with Vision1 Fm western regional correspondent, Benjamin Bray, alleged that some gurus in a certain political party are behind the move to pay their locked up funds before the 2020 December polls.

Filed By: Benjamin Bray – Vision1 Fm

NDC Chairman defects to NPP, joins First Lady’s’S Campaign Team to vote No. 1

Former NDC Chairman of the Awutu Senya West Constituency in the Central Region Hon. Simon Duodu says it will be hypocritical on his part not to support President Akufo-Addo’s bid for another term in office as several of his family members and relatives of fellow NDC members have benefitted from a number of policies implemented by the NPP administration.

Hon. Simon Duodu made the statement when he joined the First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo on her tour of parts of the Central region to canvass votes for President Akufo-Addo and the NPP in the up-coming December 7th elections.

“My nephews and nieces are benefitting from President Akufo-Addo’s Free SHS and the nurses are finally being employed after so many years at home; our sons and daughters who graduated from University and were sitting at home are benefiting from NABCO, there is now confidence that our NHIS cards will work when we go to the hospitals and dumsor is no more. Why should I not support President Akufo-Addo for another term” he asked.

The NDC Chairman also commended the NPP MP for Awutu Senya West and Deputy Minister for Communications, Hon. Nenyi George Kojo Andah for the many development projects he has facilitated in the constituency since becoming their representative in Parliament.

He said among other things, Hon. George Andah has facilitated the up-grading of the constituency’s health centre to a Polyclinic with a resident Doctor and Doctor’s quarters, lobbied for a significant increase of beneficiaries of the school feeding programme from six (6) to fifty-six (56) schools, refurbished and equipped a library and Music studio for the community, constructed a dormitory for the Senya SHS, paving the Bawjiase Market and constructing a Landing Wharf.

The NDC Chairman therefore called on his fellow NDC members who have benefitted from the NPP’s many social intervention policies not shy away from reality but rather rally support and vote massively for President Akufo-Addo and the NPP parliamentary candidates to consolidate their achievements.

As part of her tour, the First Lady paid a courtesy call on the Paramount Queen of Awutu at her Bawjiase palace where she interacted with other Queen mothers and widows in the community.
She also paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Budumburam, Nana Kojo Essel and his elders, visited the Budumburam and the Nyanyanor Kakraba Markets to interact with traders and later commissioned the Naase Okaikor (I) Community Library and Music Studio which was refurbished, and equipped by Hon. George Andah.

Story: Sheila Satori Mensa

Extension of Deadline for Ghana Statistical Service Recruitment of Regional Trainers for Censuses

Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has extended the deadline for prospective applicants to submit their applications for the Pre-Certification Training Programme of Regional Trainers for Censuses. Applications will be accepted until 15th November 2020.

Ghana Statistical Service is looking to recruit a pool of qualified applicants from all districts in the country. Regional Trainers are trainers who will train Field Data Collection Officers at the district level. As such, it is important that all districts have adequate representation in the training programme.

The pre-certification programme will combine virtual with face-to-face training and will run from November 2020 to March 2021. It will equip participants with the tools to effectively communicate key concepts to Enumerators and Supervisors as well as build soft skill in the areas of communication and management.

The 2021 Population and Housing Census (PHC) will be used to launch the maiden programme for the pre-certification of Regional Trainers for data collection in Ghana to qualify successful participants as trainers for the 2021 PHC and future censuses including agriculture and economic censuses. They will also be eligible to be trainers for other surveys of the Service such as the Ghana Living Standards Survey, Demographic and Health Survey and the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey.

Trainers selected for the 2021 PHC will be required to carry out additional responsibilities such as supervision, monitoring and report writing and such must be available from the start of training through to the end of the census period.

Individuals with a first degree, or equivalent experience as a trainer for censuses or surveys are invited to apply online through https://phc2020.statsghana.gov.gh.
The application process is free.
For further information,
Visit the GSS website (www.statsghana.gov.gh) or social media pages (https://www.facebook.com/statsghana or https://twitter.com/StatsGhana)
Call 059-147-6893, 020-685-0157, 055-162-5567, 059-147-6884 or 059-147-6895
WhatsApp 059-147-6884
Email phc2020recruit@statsghana.gov.gh

Story: Sheila Satori Mensa

Heritage Christian College hands over 50 Reflective Barricades to Accra Police

The Heritage Christian College, Accra, has donated 50 barricades to the Police in Accra.

Donating the items, the registrar for the college, Mr.Ebenezer Obuobi Danso, said, they appreciate the role of the Police in enforcing law and order and saw the urgent need to support them in their own small way.

He added that the College upholds corporate social responsibility as one of its core values. Therefore, the presentation of the 50 barricades serves as a way for the college to fulfil their core values and further express their support to the Police. He hoped the barricades will be put to good use to enhance Police snap check duties visibly at night.

Receiving the donation on behalf of the command, the Deputy Regional Police Commander, DCOP/Mr. Emmanuel Afriyie Sekyi. He expressed appreciation for the benevolence showed by the Heritage Christian College and acknowledged reflective benefits of the barricades. He however assured that it will be effectively utilized to facilitate Police duties.

DCOP/Mr. Afriyie Sekyi extended a word of encouragement to other stakeholders, to emulate the good efforts exhibited by the Heritage Christian Council.
Present at the donation was ACP/ Lydia Donkor and Chief Supt. Mr Oppong from the regional police command and Conrade Kakraba of the University.

Source: Public Affairs Desk.

Story: Sheila Satori Mensa

Sammy Gyamfi thrown out of UTV; his show NOKW3R3 MMR3 suspended

United Television (UTV) a subsidiary of Despite Media has suspended a political program dubbed ‘NOKW3R3 MMR3’ hosted by the National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi.
Management of the media house in a letter sighted by MyNewsGh.com states that the program is courting several legal suits for the station which has informed its decision.

It reads in part “The Management of United Television (UTV), regrettably seek to inform you of our decision to suspend the programs mentioned above, which currently airs on our network on Saturdays at 7 pm and Mondays at 9pm respectively. This unfortunate decision has been taken due to the numerous allegations and legal actions the station has been faced with and subsequent settlements it has entered into which emanated from the airing of the programs.

UTV’s willingness to allow your political party to purchase airtime and host your own programs on our channel was as a mutt of the restrictions imposed by the President due to COVID-19 pandemic, which does not allow mass gatherings and rallies. Knowing very well that as we are at the peak of an election year, the programs would offer both party’s the opportunity to reach a larger audience. Thus the aim of the programs as agreed was to allow your outfit to disseminate your campaign message and details of your manifesto to the general public in order for Ghanaians to make informed decisions during the 2020 Elections. The program took a different turn when same was aired. To protect our brand, avoid legal suits, retraction and apologies management has decided to suspend the program until further notice. We welcome any opportunity to discuss further, how our network can be made available to your outfit to educate the people of Ghana on your party’s policies and manifesto ahead of the December 7 elections which will not seek to place the station at a, legal risk and maintain our station’s ( UTV) unbiasedness in Ghanaian politics and reportage in general.

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Election 2020: “Traders for Nana” declare support for President Akufo-Addo and the NPP

“Traders for Nana” a group of women traders from Accra and Kumasi, have declared their support for the President Nana Akufo- Addo and expressed confidence in his ability to deliver on his manifesto promises based on his excellent record in his first term.

At a brief meeting with the First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Naa Okaikor Akufo-Addo at her office in Accra to declare their support, the group said the Akufo-Addo government since assuming office in 2017 has implemented policies and programmes which have not only enhanced a conducive business climate, but also brought peace, happiness and contentment to their homes.

The group stated that under the leadership of Nana Akufo-Addo, Ghana has seen an end to Dumsor, resuscitation of the NHIS, Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) which has brought food security, the 1 District 1 Factory (1D1F) which is changing the face of the country’s industrial landscape, and what they termed “the almighty Free SHS” which has brought significant relief to their members, nationwide.

Members of the group affirmed that President Akufo-Addo has demonstrated honesty, incorruptibility, hard work and competence, all of which is an indication that their future social and economic status are secured under the able leadership of President Akufo-Addo.

They also congratulated the First Lady for promoting the well-being of Ghanaians especially women and children with initiatives in health, education and women’s empowerment . According to the group, no First Lady has delivered first class infrastructure in health and education like Mrs Akufo-Addo, recalling the construction of a Mother and baby Unit and a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and Korle Bu Teaching Hospital as well as libraries across the country.

Mrs. Akufo-Addo thanked the GUTA ladies for their support for President Akufo-Addo and the NPP stating that the President has proven that he can be trusted to keep his promises to Ghanaians, citing the Free SHS, One Constituency one ambulance, 1D1F,Planting for food and Jobs, Construction and renovation of health facilities among many others. She assured the traders that when given another term, Nana Addo will work hard to do more for Ghanaians, including the business community.

Story: Sheila Satori Mensa

“Tema to get new sewer network, solid waste and water treatment plant” – President Akufo-Addo

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has cut the sod for the commencement of the construction of a sewer network and waste water treatment plant, and a solid waste treatment facility, at Tema.

According to President Akufo-Addo, Tema is the foremost, well-planned community in Ghana, with a central sewerage network, pumping stations, and a treatment facility, which were constructed and commissioned in 1963, and, consequently, rehabilitated in 1994.

The facility, the President noted, has been shut down because almost all the sewer lines have become obsolete and overaged, thereby creating environmental pollution and occasioning serious health hazards for residents.

Indeed, the initial design capacity of the sewer plant was to treat twenty thousand (20,000) cubic metres of waste water per day for a total population of fourteen thousand, nine hundred and thirty-seven (14,937). The current population of Tema, according to the Ghana Statistical Service, is three hundred and sixty thousand, eight hundred and twenty-eight (360,828).

“The sewer system can, therefore, not cope with the volumes generated as a result of increased population,” he said.

The President continued, “It is, thus, for this reason that Government deemed it prudent to facilitate the construction of an Integrated Recycling and Compost Plant and a Waste Water Treatment Plant to address the environmental sanitation challenges confronting the good people of Tema.”

He explained that the facility will be a modern waste water treatment plant with a combined system that will treat both waste water from the network and septage from cesspool trucks.

“The design capacity is 44,000 cubic metres per day for wastewater from the sewer network, and 1,000 cubic metres per day of septage from cesspool trucks, for areas that are not on the network. The entire waste water treatment plant will comprise the construction of a new treatment plant, rehabilitation/retrofitting of the pumping stations, and construction of a new reticulation system (sewer network)”, President Akufo-Addo added.

Additionally, a four hundred (400) metric ton state-of-the-art Integrated Recycling and Compost Plant will also be constructed at Ashaiman, and it is expected to receive, sort and process some four hundred (400) tons of municipal solid waste per day, to provide a sustainable solution to the solid waste disposal problem in Ashaiman and its environs.

Once completed, the plants will provide an opportunity to have effective and efficient management of municipal solid and liquid waste in a more environmentally-friendly and sustainable manner.

The production of organic compost for horticultural and agronomical purposes will be an added advantage to boost agricultural production and the programme for Planting for Foods and Jobs.

“Processing of the recyclable fractions of the waste, i.e. paper, plastic and metal, for reuse as input materials for recycling will, in the medium to long term, improve sanitation in the area. Furthermore, the Integrated Composting and Recycling Plant and the Waste Water Plant will create hundreds of direct and indirect employment opportunities,” he said.

President Akufo-Addo told the gathering that government has awarded a contract for the decommissioning and re-engineering of the Kpone (Tema) and Oti (Kumasi) landfill sites, to receive the growing solid waste generated within the Greater Accra Metropolitan and Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Areas respectively, so as to restore the sanctity of the environment.

He, thus, urged all key stakeholders, particularly the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs), to collaborate with the operators of the facility.

Story: Sheila Satori Mensa

W/R: Plans are underway to set up funds to support unit committee members – Sekondi/Takoradi MCE reveals

The Elected Unit Committee Members across Ghana previously have been trumpeting for dividends as they engaged themselves with their Assembly Members to execute duties within electoral areas.

Meanwhile the Metropolitan Chief Executive for the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis, Hon. Abdul Mumin Issah at the inaugural ceremony of
elected Unit Committee Members in Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis has hinted an ongoing steps that the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has undertook to set-up a fund to support Unit Committee and Assembly Members in aid of developmental projects at the various electoral areas in Ghana.

In a welcome a address, Hon. Abdul Mumin said Unit Committee position is a voluntary work and any individual who have avail his/her to help their respective assembly member to execute duties is a true citizen.

The Sekondi-Takoradi MCE who succeeded Late Anthony K.K Sam in coronavirus pandemic period added that sanitation in the western region as well as in Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis is upon the shoulders of unit committee members to involve themselves to educate community members on the need to be abreast with sanitation issues.

Hon. Mumin Issah therefore urged unit committee members to have cordial relationship with their assembly members to FasTrack developmental projects in the various electoral areas.

The inaugural ceremony for the 2019 elected Unit Committee Members in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly was held at the Sekondi Youth Center on Monday 26th November 2020.

About 180 unit committee members were elected from 36 electoral areas with 3 sub-metros including Essikado, Sekondi and Takoradi during the 2019 District Assembly Elections.

Filed By: Benjamin Bray – Sekondi-Takoradi

Editorial: An Open Letter to the Chief of Kpone

Dear Nii Tetteh Otu,

Greetings from the land of my forebears.

I’m completely scandalised and dumbfounded after watching excerpts of a video footage where you exhibited a philistine behaviour towards president Akufo-Addo at a durbar organized at Kpone earlier today.

The absurdity of the reasons for your cloddish behavior today amazes even the devil and his agents. How could you have visited the sins of John Mahama on innocent Akufo-Addo?

Look, it is not for fun that traditional rulers are revered in the Ghanaian society. Chiefs are considered to exude wisdom, intellect, tactfulness and maturity, therefore any chief who lowers the bar must be called out.

It is shocking to see no less a person than the Chief of Kpone throw these basic qualities to the marines, to the extent of screaming in the open that he is not a stooge to witness sod-cutting ceremonies. This is unheard of!

Your Majesty, since you’ve decided to take off your traditional attire and veer into active partisan politics, some of us have no choice than to walk side-by-side with you on your new found crave.

Nii, respectfully, it is important to remind you that nobody put a gun on your head to attend today’s durbar. You were clearly aware of the program outline before honoring the invitation so your argument is nauseating to say the least, respectfully.

Your blatant obsession for president Akufo-Addo’s sterling performance is what has made you jittery but like it’s said in our local palace, “when ringworm defies shyness to surface on your nose, you don’t hesitate to put plaster on.” Let those who have ears listen!

This unholy attempt to cause disaffection for president Akufo-Addo won’t wash! Just as Nii Ayi Bonte (Gbese Mantse) saw his smoothness level after castigating then candidate Akufo-Addo in the build up to the 2016 general elections, so shall you witness your biggest humiliation come December 7, 2020.

President Akufo-Addo’s win in the upcoming general elections is divine. “Who Jah bless, no man curse.”

Assalamu alaikum

Sir-Obama Pokuase
No. 345 Baobab Street

Editorial: An Open Letter to the Chief of Kpone

Dear Nii Tetteh Otu,

Greetings from the land of my forebears.

I’m completely scandalised and dumbfounded after watching excerpts of a video footage where you exhibited a philistine behaviour towards president Akufo-Addo at a durbar organized at Kpone earlier today.

The absurdity of the reasons for your cloddish behavior today amazes even the devil and his agents. How could you have visited the sins of John Mahama on innocent Akufo-Addo?

Look, it is not for fun that traditional rulers are revered in the Ghanaian society. Chiefs are considered to exude wisdom, intellect, tactfulness and maturity, therefore any chief who lowers the bar must be called out.

It is shocking to see no less a person than the Chief of Kpone throw these basic qualities to the marines, to the extent of screaming in the open that he is not a stooge to witness sod-cutting ceremonies. This is unheard of!

Your Majesty, since you’ve decided to take off your traditional attire and veer into active partisan politics, some of us have no choice than to walk side-by-side with you on your new found crave.

Nii, respectfully, it is important to remind you that nobody put a gun on your head to attend today’s durbar. You were clearly aware of the program outline before honoring the invitation so your argument is nauseating to say the least, respectfully.

Your blatant obsession for president Akufo-Addo’s sterling performance is what has made you jittery but like it’s said in our local palace, “when ringworm defies shyness to surface on your nose, you don’t hesitate to put plaster on.” Let those who have ears listen!

This unholy attempt to cause disaffection for president Akufo-Addo won’t wash! Just as Nii Ayi Bonte (Gbese Mantse) saw his smoothness level after castigating then candidate Akufo-Addo in the build up to the 2016 general elections, so shall you witness your biggest humiliation come December 7, 2020.

President Akufo-Addo’s win in the upcoming general elections is divine. “Who Jah bless, no man curse.”

Assalamu alaikum

Sir-Obama Pokuase
No. 345 Baobab Street

“I have been honest and truthful to Ghanaians” – President Akufo-Addo

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has appealed to the Ghanaian electorate to repose their confidence in him, once again, and vote massively for him in the December 2020 elections.

Addressing the congregation of the Resurrection Power New Generation Church, at Kasoa, on Sunday, 25th October 2020, at the commencement of his 4-day tour of the Greater Accra Region, President Akufo-Addo stated that “all that I promised to do, in your own presence and in the presence of God, you can all attest to it that I have done a lot of them.”

The President continued, “You have all seen that I am an honest and truthful person. I did not come to deceive anybody in Ghana. I told Ghanaians the truth, today I am telling you the same truth, and it is upon that that I am asking you to help me so that ‘Four More for Nana’ will become a reality.”

Four more years for him, he added, “should also apply to the parliamentary candidates going to Parliament so that they will win.”

Explaining the purpose of his visit, the President noted that he has so far visited all the regions of the country, but Greater Accra, and deemed it important to begin his tour of Greater Accra with a visit to the Church he knows very well.

“Four years ago, I came here to implore Rev. Anthony Kwadwo Boakye to pray to God Almighty, on my behalf, for victory in the 2016 elections. He prayed for me, and God listened to his prayers and I emerged victorious. Afterwards, I came here to show my appreciation to him and the church for the good thing they did for me,” he said, to a rapturous response from the congregation.

The President told the gathering at the Church that “I am here today, once again, that 7th December will soon be here. The country is going to elect someone to lead the nation in the next four years. I am pleading with God to, like He helped me in 2016, to help me again in this 2020 election”.

President Akufo-Addo reiterated to the gathering that “what we have achieved, in the areas of education, health, employment, agriculture and all the others represent a solid foundation we have laid in Ghana for growth and development in the country. I am, therefore, pleading with you that we should move forward and not backwards so that in unity we can move Ghana forward.”

Weija Model SHS
President Akufo-Addo also inspected ongoing work on the construction of the Weija Model Senior High School, a school whose sod he cut in October 2019.

The Weija SHS is one of the new senior high schools, comprises the construction of seven (7) new Senior High Schools and the upgrading of two (2) existing schools into model schools, being established by the Akufo-Addo administration.

The seven new schools are located at Kwadaso, Dabaa, Awaso, Abomosu, Akrodie, Weija and Kpasenkpe. Seven (7) out of the nine (9) schools are proposed science focused schools, with the other two being the first ever Creative Arts School, Kwadaso, in Kumasi, and a Senior High Technical School at Dabaa, named after former President J. A. Kufour.

It will be recalled that contracts for the construction of these schools were awarded in October 2019, and the sites were handed over to the contractors by the consultants a month later.

The Weija Model Senior High School is fitted with the full complement of amenities such as playing fields, administrative buildings, libraries, and dormitories. Additionally, the V-Block in the school has a total of 24 classrooms, as opposed to 12 classrooms in the E-Blocks constructed by the former administration.

Story: Sheial Satori Mensa

Election 2020: “Akufo-Addo needs one more term to do more” – First Lady

First Lady of the Republic, H.E. Mrs. Rebecca Naa Okaikor Akufo-Addo has urged the electorate in Trobu to vote massively for President Akufo-Addo for one more term to complete the good works he has started with his ‘Ghana Beyond Aid’ agendum.

Mrs. Akufo-Addo made the call when she toured the Trobu constituency in the Greater Accra Region.

Accompanied by the MCE of Ga North Gertrude Ankrah, MP for Trobu Moses Anim, and NPP executives, the First Lady visited the Muus Timber Market at Ofankor, the Ofankor Market and the Pokuase Market and attended a durbar held in her honour at the Ofankor MA School Park.

At a meeting with leaders and executives of the Muus Timber Market, Mrs. Akufo-Addo thanked the traders for their massive endorsement of then candidate Akufo-Addo in the December 2016 elections and appealed to them to vote massively for him in the up-coming December 7th elections.

Chairman of Muus Timber Market, Mr. Kofi Asante, on behalf of the Timber Merchants expressed their elation at the First Lady’s visit and requested her to extend their gratitude to H.E. the President for his assistance following the fire disaster that occurred at the market in December, 2015 as well as the regular de-silting of drains which has significantly ebbed flooding in the area.

He however complained about the consistent disturbance and harassment meted out by officials of the forestry commission at the various barriers when hauling wood to the Muus and appealed to the government to intervene.

Mrs. Akufo-Addo assured the traders their concerns will be referred to the relevant authorities. Additionally, the First Lady reminded them of the construction of a major storm drain to bring an end to the flooding as well as the resumption of works on the construction of the Sawmill road by Resource Access Construction Ltd stating” this government can be trusted to keep its promises “.

The First Lady’s next stop was the Pokuase Market where she met and interacted with the traders.

She appealed to them to look to the many promises the Akufo-Addo government has fulfilled and vote massively for another four year term for the Party in the December 7th elections.

On behalf of the traders, the Pokuase Market Queen, Naa Ayikai Otoo thanked the First Lady for her visit and assured her of massive votes for President Akufo-Addo and the NPP, stating that the many social intervention policies implemented by the Akufo-Addo led government such as the Free SHS, 1 District 1 Factory (1D1F) and NABCO policies have significantly mitigated their economic challenges and created employment for their spouses and children.

They however appealed to the First lady to facilitate their receipt of assistance from the Covid-19 Stimulus package and MASLOC.

Mrs. Akufo-Addo promised to give their concerns her urgent attention and expressed her satisfaction at the government plan to construct a new market complex for the traders, by Hanisa Construction Ltd. which she said will commence very soon.

The First Lady also visited the Ofankor Market to interact with the traders and appealed to them to vote for President Akufo-Addo and the NPP in the general elections of December 7th.
She again noted with satisfaction, the award of a contract to Well Land Construction Limited for the expansion of the road in front of the Ofankor market.

Mrs. Akufo-Addo also joined the NPP MP for Trobu to inspect the on-going construction works of a three storey facility at the Amamorley Health Centre being under taken by Hon. Anim with his share of the MPs Common Fund and made some donation of detergents and other hospital consumables to the facility.

At a grand durbar held in her honour at the Ofankor MA School Park, the First Lady thanked the traditional leaders of Trobu for supporting the administration of President Akufo-Addo in diverse ways, in his service to the country.

She said though the Akufo-Addo led administration has achieved so much in less than four years it was imperative to vote to retain them in office in order not to erode the gains attained so far, but rather consolidate them and assured them of significant enhancement in their social status when they give the Akufo-Addo led government, one more term to do more.

NPP MP for Trobu, Hon. Moses Anim on behalf of his constituents, thanked the First lady for honouring them with her visit,
He said the NPP government has undertaken several development projects in the constituency in the area of road construction and asphalting, construction of schools, modern toilet facilities and installation of street lights among others, and assured his constituents of the NPP’s readiness to continue with their good works to bring economic and social development to the people.

Hon. Moses Anim called on his constituents to look out for the first position on the ballot paper which will be occupied by President Akufo-Addo and the NPP’s parliamentary candidate and vote for them accordingly.

Story: Sheila Satori Mensa

Ghana Statistical Service Recruiting University Graduates for Pre-Certification Training Program

Recruitment for prospective Regional Trainers by the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) is ongoing. Applicants are being recruited to participate in a Pre-Certification Training Programme of Trainers for Censuses. The training programme will equip participants with the tools to effectively communicate key concepts to Data Field Officers as well as build capacity in important areas such as presentation skills, classroom management, and leadership.

The pre-certification of trainers will make them eligible to be trainers for all national censuses and surveys conducted by the Statistical Service.

Regional Trainers who successfully complete the training programme will be invited to work in their district of residence during the upcoming Population and Housing Census, which is scheduled to happen in April to May of 2021.

The conduct of the Census is in accordance with the objectives of Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) to provide quality, relevant, accurate and timely statistical information for the purpose of national development as stipulated in Clause 3 of the Statistical Service Act, 2019 (Act 1003) and oversight of capacity building in the statistical ecosystem.

The pre-certification training programme will combine virtual with in-person modules and will run for four months from November 2020 to March 2021.
After completing the pre-certification programme and carrying out their duties as Regional Trainers, they will be required to perform in other capacities such as Supervisors, Monitors and Report Writers. As such, trainers engaged for the 2021 Population and Housing Census must be available from the start of training through to the end of the census period.
The application process is free. Eligible individuals with a first degree or equivalent experience as a trainer for censuses/surveys are encouraged to apply online through https://phc2020.statsghana.gov.gh.
Applications are being accepted until 30th October 2020

For further information, prospective applicants can utilize the following options:
Visit the GSS website (www.statsghana.gov.gh) or social media pages (https://www.facebook.com/statsghana or https://twitter.com/StatsGhana)
Call 059-147-6893, 020-685-0157, 055-162-5567, 059-147-6884 or 059-147-6895
WhatsApp 059-147-6884
Email phc2020recruit@statsghana.gov.gh

Story: Sheila Satori Mensa

Frank Asiedu Bekoe Donates Motor Bikes To Suhum Constituency

Mr Frank Asiedu Bekoe, Director of Political affairs at the Office of the Chief of Staff at the Presidency, on Sunday 25th October supported NPP, Suhum constituency with 10 brand new motor bikes.

The presentation was done during a short handing over ceremony which took place at the residence of the Municipal Chief Executive.

Mr. Aseidu Bekoe also known as Protozoa pledged his total support to see to the victory of the Parliamentary Candidate Oboafo Kwadjo Asante and Nana Akuffo Addo come December 7.

He said our position on the ballot paper indicates a clear victory in the coming election, and also stressed that the 4 more years to do more for Ghanaians is a great movement that we must all work hard to achieve.

He also reiterated,the NPP can’t deliver its good governance to Ghanaians into the hands of the incompetent NDC again to machinate more mess.

He concluded by saying, the Constituency Executives should take good care and cultivate the culture of maintenance of the motor bikes as well as any other support that will come to the constituency.

The Constituency Chairman, Hon Frederick Ofosu received the donation and expressed appreciation to Mr Frank Asiedu Bekoe for all forms of support he has been given to the party.

He said this would motivate the Constituency Executives to work extra hard to maximize our vote in the upcoming elections.

Election 2020: “One Region One Helicopter, I’ll not take salary for the four years if I’m voted for as President” – Independent Candidate Promises

Independent presidential candidate, Alfred Kwame Asiedu Walker has promised to get every region one helicopter each to serve as emergency health responders if voted into power.

According to Alfred Kwame Asiedu Walker, these aircrafts will serve as a means of transporting the sick or injured people from one city to the other.

“We have said the regionalisation policy which is the headlines of our government, every region is going to get a helicopter, emergency responders who will immediately respond to the site. We are going to have trauma centers strategically placed where helicopters, nurses and doctors who are able to respond to those emergencies to be airlifted to those trauma centers” he said

On how he is going to fund this project, Alfred Kwame Asiedu Walker says as president of Ghana he will not take any salary. He will rather dedicate that money to helping improve the state of affairs in the country.

“Somebody will ask me how are going to fund all that, I have said, I am not going to take salary as a president for the four years we will be in power. I am making it public that I will not take that salary.

“We are going to cut a lean in government, wastage is going to be stopped and we are going to make sure that the resources that are used in this country are used judiciously.”

Alfred Kwame Asiedu Walker first launched a bid to be president in 2016.

He is among many candidates who were disqualified by the Electoral Commission at the time, speaking an uproar.

He later took legal action against the EC to reinstate his candidacy in the 2016 elections, but that did not yield positive results.

This year, he is looking at contesting the elections again stemming from his desire to see his country develop.

He teamed up with several individuals who have launched their bids to run for president as independent candidates.

He comes into the race with lots of experience in leadership. He is currently the lead consultant/collaborator for a Dublin Ireland and Infrastructure Development Group operations in West Africa.

He has also spearheaded and championed the redevelopment, expansion and beautification of the Accra-Tema motorway.

He advocated for the Ghanaian majority ownership of the National Telecom system during the privatisation of Ghana Telecom to Vodafone by the Kufour administration.

Born in Larteh in the Eastern Region of Ghana on December 24, 1955, Alfred Kwame Asiedu Walker is the youngest of nine children.

Patriotic Gents Agenda 200,000 Grassroots for 4,000,000 Votes

The Communication Director, Kwabena Berma Pobi has stated that , the Ghanaian youth and the young at heart have been good to us especially since Patriotic Gents re-strategized in August 2019. We have enjoyed so much patronage and acceptance, especially with our teaming committed Grassroots. It has been one success story, after the other. We say thank you to all who have helped in diverse ways to raise these number making the group the largest in the country currently. We also thank all who have contributed or participated in our uncountable number of philanthropic activities Since August 2019.

“Patriotic GentsAgenda 200,000 Grassroots for 4,000,000 Votes by October 2020 Ending is on course. 200,000 grassroots who pledge to convince 20 voters each would equal 4,000,000(four million) voters for the NPP in the Month of November. 157000 as of Friday 0ctober 2020 is a miles stonebut we are poised to hit the target by close of the month of October 2020. Let us do this together as always. We have done more than this before so we can do it again. We succeeded in disrupting the NDCs grassroots comfortable lead strategy, which has resulted in frustration in their campaign and discouragement in their camps. We will continue to intercept their strategies and reverse it like we have done so far since August 2019. We did 157,000 in our usual silent approach, let us finish hard as always. We are men of courage and achievers at heart by all standards, let us achieve one more time together”,Mr Kwabena Berma Pobi noted.

Below is the full statement

Patriotic Gents Agenda 200,000 Grassroots for 4,000,000 Votes

The Ghanaian youth and the young at heart have been good to us especially since Patriotic Gents re-strategized in August 2019. We have enjoyed so much patronage and acceptance, especially with our teaming committed Grassroots. It has been one success story, after the other. We say thank you to all who have helped in diverse ways to raise these number making the group the largest in the country currently. We also thank all who have contributed or participated in our uncountable number of philanthropic activities Since August 2019.

The NPP Party executives have been phenomenal, especially the executives at the regions and constituencies, since out target was mainly the grassroots in the immediate effect. Some national Executives have also been wonderful, especially from the office of the National Organizers and the Youth Wing. The Vice Presidents office has also been represented any time we called on them, the First ladys office has been our Pride and our invitations for collaboration is been more than appreciated.

The Information Ministers office has also been more than helpful in our course and we cannot forget the Danquah Institute. The General Secretary has always committed to meet up but the demanding nature of his duties and time schedules have not paved the way. Encouragement from his office however has been very soothing. The messages from the Chairmans office have also been very appreciated.

Once again we come before the youth and young at heart, especially the grassroots who have been our main major stakeholders in this success story. The Journey has so far been successful with an over 75% success rate but as determined to meeting every goal, let us all do it together as we have always done.

Patriotic GentsAgenda 200,000 Grassroots for 4,000,000 Votes by October 2020 Ending is on course. 200,000 grassroots who pledge to convince 20 voters each would equal 4,000,000(four million) voters for the NPP in the Month of November. 157000 as of Friday 0ctober 2020 is a miles stonebut we are poised to hit the target by close of the month of October 2020. Let us do this together as always. We have done more than this before so we can do it again. We succeeded in disrupting the NDCs grassroots comfortable lead strategy, which has resulted in frustration in their campaign and discouragement in their camps. We will continue to intercept their strategies and reverse it like we have done so far since August 2019. We did 157,000 in our usual silent approach, let us finish hard as always. We are men of courage and achievers at heart by all standards, let us achieve one more time together.
All hands on deck for Victory 2020!

Maintaining the family to sustain the numbers for Victory 2020.
PG. We say Action Now.

Communication Director
Kwabena Berma Pobi

Story: Sheila Satori Mensa