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

“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

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.

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.

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

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.

Read the statement below:

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

“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

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

Vote based on Akufo-Addo’s record – First Lady

The First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Naa Okiakor Akufo-Addo, has asked the public to vote for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) led by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo based on its development record. Mrs Akufo-Addo made the call when she paid an official visit to the Ablekuma South Constituency as part of her campaign tour of the Greater Accra Region.

According to her, the good record that has been set by the NPP, should be the reason the NPP government is retained for another four years.

She noted that the flagship Free SHS, One District, One Factory, Planting for Food and Jobs and NABCO policies of the ruling government is impacting positively on the lives of Ghanaians.

“Right now, Free SHS has helped Ghanaians and a lot of people are benefiting, the government has also established more than factories all over Ghana which are creating jobs for citizens,” she added. “NABCO has also come to address the issue of youth unemployment.”

Addressing the gathering, she said President Akufo-Addo has started a process of moving the country to another level of development which must be supported by all.

“You have all seen how through the leadership of President Akufo-Addo, the country is changing and we need to support him and the NPP government so the change can be permanent,” she urged.

With less than two months to the general elections, Mrs Akufo-Addo urged all to go out peacefully and vote on December 7 for the NPP and the Ablekuma South NPP parliamentary candidate, Bernard Brown.

She said, “We are a peaceful country and we have shown this by holding free, fair and peaceful elections over the years.”

The First Lady also pledged to liaise with the appropriate authorities to address the concerns raised by fishermen and market women in the constituency.

“As soon as I get home, I will talk to the President about the outboard motor and personally see to it that the Tuesday Market is completed on time for you to continue trading,” she assured.

Ablekuma South NPP parliamentary candidate, Bernard Brown, in a brief remark said the NPP is the best option for the continued development of Ghana and called on the constituents to retain the NPP for another four years, to secure the future of the country.

Story: Sheila Satori Mensa

Greater Accra: Fisher folks receive Stimulus Package

In a move to deepen stakeholder engagement and enhance eradication of poverty among fisher folk, the Coastal Development Authority (CODA), on Sunday, 18th October, 2020, held a mega stakeholder forum to interact with players in the artisanal fishing industry. Specifically, participants included fishermen, fishmongers, porters and traders in the fisheries value chain. There were also representatives from the National Fish Processors and Traders Association of Ghana (NAFTA), premix fuel committees, landing beach committees among others. More than 4000 participants took part in the forum.

Stimulus Package

The purpose of the event was to engage the fisher folk on initiatives being implemented by government through the Authority to give them a boost in their trades.

Enlightening participants, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CODA, Lawyer Jerry Ahmed Shaib outlined initiatives by the Authority designed to ameliorate the standard of living of fishers and their families. Emphasising government’s commitment to help equip fishers, Lawyer Jerry Ahmed Shaib reiterated that a 40 horsepower engine with a market price of 20,000 Cedis is being offered to fishers at 10,000 Cedis while a 15 horsepower engine which is being sold in the open market for 14,500 Cedis is being offered to fishers at 5,000 Cedis. He added that fishers will also receive flexible financial support from the CODA Credit Union at negligible interest rates to empower their businesses financially.
Regarding transportation of fish from landing beaches to processing sites and markets, the CEO revealed that CODA has been directed by the President to provide tricycles to fishmongers on hire purchase to facilitate smooth and safe movement of fish produce.

Mayor of Accra, Mohammed Adjei Sowah encouraged participants to take advantage of government interventions to improve their lives and that of their families. Referring to government’s flagship Free SHS, the Mayor asked participants to desist from involving children of school-going age in fishing and rather enrol them in school for a better future. Using himself as an example, Hon. Adjei Sowah expressed hope that, “if today a grandson of a fisherman is Mayor of Accra, then President Akufo-Addo is telling you that your child can also become President of the nation”. The Mayor urged participants to eschew limiting beliefs and practices that inhibit their progress and rather focus on taking advantage of opportunities being offered by the government.

CEO of Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST), Mr. Edwin Provencal implored the fisher folk to focus on their individual and family development by availing themselves of the economic and social opportunities available to them through the initiative of central government under President Akufo-Addo as well as other focused interventions by CODA designed to improve their lives.

Story: Sheila Satori Mensa

GJA To Hold Memorial Service For Late Dr Godwin Aikins On Tuesday

The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) will hold a memorial service on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, for the late Dr Isaac Godwin Kweku Aikins, who was the first Ghanaian General Manager of the Ghana News Agency (GNA).

The Late Dr Isaac Godwin Kweku Aikins

The memorial service will be held at 10am prompt at the Ghana International Press Centre in Accra.

Past and present staff of the GNA, members of the media fraternity, especially retired and senior journalists, are expected to attend the ceremony which will be held under strict COVID-19 safety protocols.

Family members of the late senior colleague will also be present.

The National Executive of the GJA urges all sympathisers to endeavour to attend the ceremony.

The late Dr Aikins, who was formerly known as Dr George Tutu Anim until he changed his name, died on October 2, 2020 at the age of 91.

After joining the GNA in 1958, he was appointed General Manager in 1961.

The late Dr Aikins rendered enormous service to the GJA. From 1962 to 1964, he served as the General Secretary of the Association of Ghanaian Journalists, which preceded the GJA.

Later, after joining UNESCO, he used his influence in the organization to support media development in Ghana. In 2006, he served as Chairman of the GJA Media Awards Committee.

In August 2019, at the celebration of the GJA 70th anniversary at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra, his family announced in his honour a sponsorship packagen for a GJA Award category on “Ethical Journalism” with a prize worth Ghc9,000 to mark his 90th birthday that year. Indeed, the GJA has lost an illustrious son who deserves a pride of place in the annals of the Association.

SIGNED:
Kofi Yeboah
(General Secretary)

Story: Sheila Satori Mensa

GSS, UNDP engage journalists on data interpretation and communication

The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has engaged journalist in a two-day training program on data interpretation and communication.

A section some of the attendees

At the two-days training, Prof. Samuel K Annim, Government Statistician said, GSS and its partners often produce research reports on various aspects of development to inform policy decisions, however, journalists sometimes misinterpret and misrepresent data out of context.

The training is seeking to improve Journalists’ knowledge and understanding on how to effectively communicate the results of data analyses. This will enhance the participants understanding of basic statistical methods and terminologies, and interpretation of statistical data within context and dissemination in the most effective ways, Prof. Annim stated.

The Government Statistician further urged journalists to limit the use of statistical terminologies when reporting of statistics and data if possible, for the benefit of non-technical experts.

The two-days training involved 25 selected journalists from Print, Online, Radio, and Television across Eastern, Volta, Central, Western, and Greater Accra Regions.

The Head of Communication for UNDP, Praise Nutakor also indicated that, it has become important that journalists continue to improve their knowledge and understanding of statistics, particularly quantitative data to be able to interpret and present these in simple and straight forward terms to facilitate understanding especially among non-technical experts.

Story: Sheila Satori Mensa

Dompim-Pepesa Riots: Victims Demands Instant Justice

Dauda Issaka and Barbara Yankey who sustained life-threatening injuries from a violence that erupted on Saturday at Dompim-Pepesa, a farming community in the Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipality of the Western Region are ferious as they demand Justice.

It is unclear what triggered the violence but as it stands now, it has been linked to a protracted chieftaincy dispute at Dompim, hometown of the MP, Hon. George Mireku Duker.

Victim of the riot

Dauda Issaka during an interview with Angel news said the accused Robert Amo, alias Jator with his group attacked and slashed them after they tried to question him for beating and threatening their cousin with knife and gun in their house, they also dismissed recent allegations that they were the one who came with cutlass to attack Robert Amo, alias Jator.

Barbara Yankey also being a victim of the violence during an interview with Angel news said, she was attacked and beaten severely by Robert Amo, alias Jator and his group just because she is a family member of the MP, Hon. George Mireku Duker.

A victim of the riot

The victims later made a passionate appeal to government, security agencies to let Justice prevail.

The victims are in critical condition and currently receiving treatment.
Robert Amo, alias Jator, the accused has been granted bail and will be sent back to court on November 3 for further questioning.

Story by: Nana Fynn Takoradi

Donald Trump, Yemeni President, Saudi King and Crown Prince sentenced to death

US President Donald Trump has been sentenced to death for alleged war crimes by a court in Yemen.

The US President was sentenced with nine other defendants including a Saudi King and Prince.

The case against the defendants went ahead in their absence today at Houthi-run Specialised Criminal Court in the Yemeni governorate of Saada, and resulted in the death penalty against the US leader.

The court issued death sentences against Trump, Saudi King Salman, the Saudi Crown Prince, Commander of the Saudi Air Force Turki bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, and Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi.

Yemen’s Vice President Ali Mohsin Al-Ahmar, Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dagher, Defence Minister Muhammad Al-Maqdishi, and former US Defence Secretary James Mattis were also sentenced to death.

The court also ruled that the accused should pay $10 billion to the families of those killed in the 2019 airstrike.

The charges related to an airstrike which reportedly hit a school bus, killing 51 people including 40 children.

Yemen’s internationally-recognised government has been battling the Iran-backed Houthi movement, which has seized most of the north of the country and the capital Sana’a, since 2014.

A Saudi-led military coalition joined on the side of the government the following year.

The United Nations has called the Yemeni conflict the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.

More than 100,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed and millions more displaced

The Yemeni government’s Supreme Judicial Court ruled that the Houthi-run criminal court should be shut down in 2018.

The leader insisted he felt great after his Covid-19 illness, describing it as “a blessing from God”.

In a video message on Wednesday, Mr Trump said all Americans should have access to the experimental treatments he was given.

The 45th President said: “This was a blessing in disguise – I caught it, I heard about this drug, I said let me take it and it was incredible.”

First Lady Courts Tema Voters

First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Naa Okaikor Akufo-Addo, has urged the people of Tema to rally behind and vote for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) come December 7.

Mrs. Akufo-Addo made the appeal when she visited the Tema Central and West constituencies as part of her campaign tour of the Greater Accra Region.

Addressing a mini-rally at Tema Community 7, after a brief stop at the Tema Community 9 market to interact with traders, Mrs. Akufo-Addo recounted some social intervention initiatives that the NPP government has undertaken in its first term which includes the Free Senior High School, (SHS) NABCO, One District, One Factory and the Planting for Food and Jobs programmes.

“When Nana Addo was seeking power in 2016, they said he could not implement free SHS, today our children are enjoying free SHS because he wants to equip them with knowledge to be productive Ghanaians in future. NABCO and One District, One Factory has also brought jobs for the youth who were jobless,” she noted.

The First Lady said the NPP has proven to be the government that can develop Ghana adding that changing the NPP government will be retrogression for the country.

“We have done a lot and more are yet to come in the next four years. So, I’m pleading with you to look ahead. We are moving forward, we won’t retrogress”, she said.

She cautioned against voter apathy and urged the electorate to go all out and vote adding that every vote counts in the up-coming elections.
“Everyone should go and vote, don’t sit at home; all votes count so let us vote and win with a huge margin,” she added.
Mrs. Akufo-Addo also canvassed for votes for the NPP Parliamentary candidates for Tema Central, Yves Nii Noi Hanson Nortey, Tema East, Titus Glover, and Tema West, Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah.
She said the NPP will not be able to run the country effectively with a minority in Parliament thus the need to also vote massively for the parliamentary candidates.

During her tour, she cut the sod for the Tema Central Aged Recreational and Health Facility Project being funded by the outgoing Tema Central MP, Kofi Brako.

The First Lady also participated in a breast cancer screening exercise organized by the Tema West MP Carlos Ahenkorah and the Breasted One organization and encouraged women to regularly screen for breast cancer.

The First Lady then met with traders at the Texpo market in the Tema West Constituency where she took time to listen to their request for shelter for the market women and a kindergarten for their children.
Mrs. Akufo-Addo assured them that she will engage the Municipal Chief Executive for a solution to their requests. She again called for a huge turnout on Election Day for the NPP.
She also graced the graduation of 350 women trained in various skills, by the Member of Parliament for Tema West, Carlos Ahenkorah in partnership with the National Board for Small Scale Industry (NBSSI).
Mrs. Akufo-Addo congratulated the graduating class, indicating that the training programme is vested in activities that impact positively on the growth of society.

She therefore urged them to use the skills they have acquired as the starting point to their economic empowerment.
Tema West MP, Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah, who accompanied the First Lady urged the graduates to make good use of the knowledge and skills they have acquired to improve their economic condition.
“Today you have been armed with skills to make a decent living, so use this as a starting point and move to bigger things,” he said.

PNC flagbeare appoints Emmanuel Wilson Jnr as the New Campaign Manager for 2020

The People’s Convention Party (PNC) Flagbearer, David Apasera, has expressed appreciation to the party’s delegates for contributing in the successful of the party just-ended congress.

“As the Flagbearer and Leader of the People’s National Convention, I would also like to appreciate all those who contested but unfortunately could not win.

“We believe in your competence and would encourage all of you to, with immediate effect rally around for us to unite and go into the General Elections,” he said in a press statement.

Mr. Apasera also revealed that Mr. Emmanuel Wilson Jnr. has been appointed as National Campaign Manager for the 2020 general elections and as PNC Director of Elections.

“Due to limited time, I would use this medium to officially announce the National Campaign Manager for the 2020 December Elections and the PNC Director of Elections in the person of Mr. Emmanuel Wilson Jnr, he added.

The campaign team led by Mr. Emmanuel Wilson Jnr shall with immediate effect constitute and inaugurate the party’s regional and constituencies campaign team.

In the coming days, Mr. Apasera said, it shall be announced to the PNC membership and the general public, the national campaign calendar of activities, including the launching of our manifesto.

Full statement below

Story: Sheila Satori Mensa

“Okyeman says ‘Nana Toaso’, you need four more to do more” – Okyenhene

The Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin, says Okyenman is solidly united behind the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in his bid to win the December 2020 general elections.

At a durbar held in honour of President Akufo-Addo, on Friday, 2nd October 2020, on the second day of the President’s 3-day tour of the Eastern Region, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin noted that the President has demonstrated that he is, indeed, “a President for all Ghanaians”.

According to the Okyenhene, “all of his (President Akufo-Addo) policies have affected every part of Ghana, and have been of immense benefit to every Ghanaian. This is because he has an ancestry where greed and the love of money is eschewed. Service to the Ghanaian people is what he, President Akufo-Addo, is all about.”

The Chief continued, “The President could have easily been someone whose only motivation in office iss to amass wealth for himself. But, no, he has not done that at all. On the contrary, he has implemented policies that have benefitted us all, and improved our living standards.”

Touching on President Akufo-Addo’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin applauded the seventeen (17) addresses made by the President, which have so far outlined the measures being taken by Government to defeat the pandemic, as well as the steps to ease safely the restrictions.

“He has taught us the importance of observing and adhering to the COVID-19 protocols. We should thank God that, at this stage of our national life, he has given us a leader like him. At the height of the pandemic, he provided us with free water and free electricity. He also gave allowances to frontline health workers. This shows the large generosity of his heart,” he added.

The effective management of the economy over the last three and a half years by the Akufo-Addo Government, he stressed, has ensured that the pandemic, which has wreaked havoc on all economies around the world, did not bring untold hardships to the Ghanaian people.

On Free SHS, the Okyenhene indicated that this policy has ensured that money, or the lack of it, has not denied any Ghanaian child access to education, adding that other policies being initiated by the President such as 1-District-1-Dam, 1-Village-1-Dam, NABCO, the development of road infrastructure, and the Zipline drone delivery service are all bearing fruit.

“He was born into a good home. He begun to believe in the public values of equity, equality, freedom and the pursuit of justice. All these are virtues Nana Addo possesses. It is said that, by their fruits, you shall know them. If his policies are bearing fruit, we, in Okyeman, say ‘Nana toaso,” he added.

To residents of Okyeman, who have been beneficiaries of the President’s policies, the Okyenhene had a word of advice for them.

“If you are from Okyenman or a Ghanaian, and your child is a beneficiary of Free SHS and all the other policies of Government, and you believe there is a new wind of development blowing, and you don’t vote well on December 7…”, he retorted, eliciting a rapturous applause from the gathering.

Vote on my record
On his part, President Akufo-Addo thanked the Okyenhene and Okyeman for the warm welcome accorded to him and his delegation.

He told the gathering that “my Government did not come to do lazy work. All aspects of our national life have benefitted from our policies, be they in health, roads, industrialization, or agriculture. My Government has worked for the benefit of all Ghanaians.”

“I have proven that I did not come to lie to Ghanaians, but to work for the progress and development of Ghana and for all Ghanaians. I am asking the people of Ghana to assess me on the basis of my record, and, if they were satisfied with it, they should give me an opportunity to do more for them by voting for me”.

The President told the gathering further that “I am a man of my word. I did not come to deceive to anyone, and that is what has given me the courage to seek your support in the upcoming elections. This is what will strengthen me to consolidate the gains chalked in my first term.”

Story: Sheila Satori Mensa

President Akufo-Addo cuts sod for construction of Kumasi-Obuasi railway line

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has cut the sod for work to commence on the 83.5-kilometre standard gauge railway line from Kumasi to Obuasi, as part of the new Western Line being constructed.

Performing the sod cutting ceremony, on Wednesday, 30th September 2020, President Akufo-Addo noted that, by January 2017, out of the 947 kilometres of colonial narrow-gauge rail network bequeathed to the country by the colonialists, barely 10% was operational.

He stated that, apart from the 15 kilometre narrow gauge railway line, built between 2012 and 2017, from Sekondi to Takoradi via Kojokrom, no kilometre of railway line had been added.

“Upon my assumption of office, I was determined to change this statistic, because I believed that the presence of an efficient, effective railway system was critical to the progress, prosperity and development of our nation. This led me to the decision to establish the Ministry of Railways Development, with the dynamic Hon. Joe Ghartey, Member of Parliament for Essikadu Ketan at the helm of affairs. By all accounts, this has started yielding fruits,” the President said.

He continued, “Today’s event, the cutting of the sod for the construction of the 83.5km Kumasi to Obuasi line, is a clear manifestation of the Akufo-Addo Government’s policy to grow and develop the country’s railway sector.”

It will be recalled that, earlier this year, Cabinet and Parliament both approved a €500 million agreement for the construction of a new standard gauge line from Takoradi Harbour to Kojokrom, and also from Manso to Huni Valley.

Once this is completed, one hundred and two kilometres (102km) of new standard-gauge railway lines would have been constructed, as part of the development of a new standard-gauge Western Line.

President Akufo-Addo explained that the Western Line is critical to the successful establishment of the new bauxite and aluminum industry being promoted by Government.

The Sheini and Oppon Manso iron ore deposits, which will form the basis of the imminent iron and steel industry, according to the President, require a modern railway network to transport the ore and the processed raw material.

Additionally, President Akufo-Addo told the gathering that work is also progressing steadily on the Tema to Mpakadan Line, which is the first phase of the Tema to Paga section of the Ghana-Burkina Railway Interconnectivity Project.

“This railway line has branch lines to Sheini and Oppon Manso. The exploitation of the bauxite deposits at Atiwa, as part of the nascent bauxite and aluminum industry, will also benefit from the construction of a new railway line,” he added.

With the imminent commencement of construction of the Boankra Inland Port, following the approval by Parliament of a $300 million concession facility, the President stated that, since 1995, the country has been been grappling with the development of the inland port.

The economic viability of the Boankra Inland Project, he stressed, will be greatly enhanced by the presence of a railway line, adding that “a new standard gauge railway line from Accra to Tema to Kumasi is a must, and I expect contracts to be signed for the commencement of the construction of a line from Accra to Tema towards Kumasi before the December elections.”

With the country’s railway network having never gone beyond Kumasi, the President announced that a feasibility study and the preliminary design of a new standard gauge line, from Eduabin to Paga through Bechem, Sunyani, Techiman and Tamale, has been completed.

“Next week, final stakeholder holder consultations will commence, after which the processes for land acquisition will begin. Let me take the opportunity to appeal to the chiefs, who are the custodians of our land, to give their full support to this project. The economic value of all lands, where there is development of the railway line, will be greatly enhanced,” he added.

In the first four years of his administration, President Akufo-Addo noted that more construction activity in the railway sector has gone on than in any period of the country’s history since independence.

“Over the last three years and ten months we have laid a solid foundation, which will receive an even greater impetus when Nana and the NPP get four more years to do more for you. My commitment to the development of a new modern standard railway network is unwavering,” he assured.

Story: Sheila Satori Mensa

“Asanteman will remember your good works on 7th December” – Otumfuo to Prez Akufo-Addo

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has assured the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, that, going into the 7th December presidential and parliamentary elections, his record in office “will speak for him”.

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II made this known on Monday, 28th September 2020, when President Akufo-Addo paid a courtesy call on the Asantehene at the Manhyia Palace, at the commencement of a 3-day working visit of the Ashanti Region.

Addressing a durbar held in honour of the President, the Asantehene thanked the President for his continuous visit to Manhyia, both as leader of the opposition before the 2016 elections and as President of the Republic.

To this end, he stated that “Your good works in office will speak for you going forward into the election. We, in Asanteman, remember, we do not forget. Asanteman will, therefore, remember your good works on election day. All I can offer you is prayers and blessings.”

Even though Chiefs and traditional rulers are not to engage in partisan politics vote, the Asante noted that “we vote. We will vote based on the good works of the candidate.”

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, thus, urged President Akufo-Addo to direct his communicators and information dissemination machinery to “tell Ghanaians exactly what his Government has done and what is being done” in their respective communities, in the run-up to the December elections.

1,824 projects in Asanteman
On his part, President Akufo-Addo thanked the Asantehene and Asanteman for the warm accorded him and his delegation on their arrival at Manhyia.

He explained that the purpose of his visit is officially to introduce himself, once again, to Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, as the New Patriotic Party’s presidential candidate ahead of the December elections, and to seek his blessings for the contest.

The President also used the opportunity to introduce all of the party’s forty-seven (47) parliamentary candidates from the Ashanti Region, and appealed for the support of the Asantehene and Asanteman so the party can annex the three remaining constituencies, Asawase, Ejura Sekyedumase, and Sekyere Afram Plains, which eluded the party in the December 2016 polls.

Touching on his record in office, President Akufo-Addo told the Asantehene that development, under his tenure of office, has been distributed equitably to all parts of the country.

In the Ashanti Region, for example, the President indicated that a total of 1,824 projects are being undertaken, out of which 774 have been completed and 1,050 are still ongoing.

He told the Asantehene that there are 604 projects in the education sector, 92 in health, 151 road projects, 606 in the water and sanitation sector, 1 in aviation and 1 in the ports sector.

The Boankra inland Port Project, which has been on the drawing board for several decades, according to President Akufo-Addo, is set to receive parliamentary approval in November, with the $330 million funding needed for its construction already secured by Government.

Story: Sheila Satori Mensa

First Lady cautions supporters against voter apathy

The First Lady Mrs Rebecca Naa Okaikor Akufo-Addo, has cautioned supporters of the NPP in the Anyaa Sowutuom Constituency in the Greater Accra Region, against voter complacency and apathy when she met with market women at Chantan and Anyaa and participated in a durbar of Chiefs and people in the constituency.

In her meeting with market women in Chantan and Anyaa, the First Lady entreated them to turn out massively on December 7, to return the NPP, to power to continue with the good work, saying “President Akufo-Addo continues to work to fulfill all his promises to the people of Ghana, through the many social intervention policies he has implemented including Free SHS, 1 Constituency 1 Ambulance, 1D1F and strengthening of the NHIS, all of which have largely benefited women and deserves another four years to work for Ghanaian women”.

At a durbar held in her honour by the traditional leaders in the constituency, the First lady outlined some initiatives she has undertaken to complement government’s effort to enhance the lives of women and children. She said through the Rebecca Foundation, a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Mother and Baby Care Unit have been constructed at the Korle Bu teaching Hospital and the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, respectively.

Mrs. Akufo-Addo said The Rebecca Foundation through its Learning to Read Reading to Learn initiative is putting up libraries across the country and has also partnered with the National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) through its “Because I want to Be” Initiative to train young girls and mothers to acquire skills to enhance their livelihood. She said The Rebecca Foundation will continue to help in the empowering of women and children.

At the Anyaa Sowutuom Municipal Clinic, the First Lady presented some medical items including blankets, thermometer guns, bedsheets, nose masks and sanitizers to the health facility to assist them in the discharge of their duties and congratulated health personnel for standing firm in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.

She was accompanied by MCE for Anyaa Sowutuom Dr. Emmanuel Lamptey, NPP Parliamentary candidate for Anyaa Sowutuom, Dr. Adomako Kissi as well as Regional and Constituency executives.

Story: Sheila Satori Mensa

Just In: 3 buses, 1 truck crash on Accra-Kumasi Highway

Another accident has occurred on the Accra-Kumasi Highway today, Thursday 24th September 2020.

The accident involves one (1) Metro bus, a truck, and two mini buses.

Photos available to us show a somersaulted white minibus and another minibus that has collided into a Metro Mass bus.

The rampant occurrences of accidents on the Accra-Kumasi highway is becoming alarming these days.

We can count at least three (3) fatal accidents occurring on the Accra-Kumasi Highway this month alone.

There is no information about casualties yet. However, trust My News Ghana to bring you all the latest development in this news.

Source: mynewsgh.com

First Lady tours Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency

The First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo as part of her tour of the Greater Accra Region, has visited the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency.

The First Lady who toured parts of the Constituency, first graced the graduation ceremony of the National Vocational Training Institute where she noted that vocational training is crucial for the development and growth of the country since it provides job opportunities for the youth therefore it is imperative for all stakeholders to collaborate with the Government to help sustain such institutions.

Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo further encouraged the Graduates to put the skills they have acquired during their training into productive ventures and also make the best out of the startup tools and kits they have received to become ambassadors of Technical and Vocational Education Training, TVET.

During her tour of the constituency, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo made another stop at the Legon Hospital and through her foundation, “The Rebecca Foundation” donated Beds, nose masks, sanitizers, thermometer guns, droplers, bed sheets, diapers and blankets to equip the health facility with the requisite materials and tools to enhance its operations . She commended the hospital staff for their commitment during these trying times of covid- 19 and pledged her foundation’s continuous support to help the health sector.

Mrs. Akufo-Addo finally ended her tour with a durbar of Chiefs at Bawaleshie in the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency . She called on the chiefs and people to acknowledge the efforts of the Nana Akufo-Addo Government in nation building and creating sustainable livelihoods for its citizens and vote the NPP Government and the MP of the Constituency, Hon. Lydia Seyram Alhassan into power as Ghana goes to the poll on December 7 to enable them to continue the good work for the Country.

She also said that with one of the Government’s flagship initiatives, “the Free SHS” policy introduced in 2017, now parents and Guardians can save enough and manage their homes effectively whereas all children now have equal opportunity to education l.

Addressing the Gathering, the Member of Parliament for the Constituency, Hon, Lydia Alhassan , said that through her foundation, she has been able to give scholarship to 500 brilliant but needy tertiary students in the constituency and also noted that she initiated the construction of a health facility at Mempeasem, which is 70% complete.
The MP also recounted some of the development projects by the NPP government in the constituency and asked her constituents to keep the NPP in power to continue the good work for the country.

Story: Sheila Satori Mensa

Ahafo Chiefs Endorse “Four More For Nana”

Chiefs in the Ahafo Region have declared their unflinching support for the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in his bid to secure a second term in office.

Chiefs from Duayaw Nkwanta, Techimantia, Bechem and Kenyasi made this known on Saturday, 12th September 2020, at separate durbars they held in honour of President Akufo-Addo, when the latter visited their towns on day one of his 2-day tour of the Ahafo Region.

At Duayaw Nkwanta, the Paramount Chief of the Duayaw Nkwanta Traditional Council, Nana Boakye Tromo III, told the President that “you have distributed the national cake equitably, and we, in Duayaw Nkwanta, have gotten our fair share of development.”

Citing several examples of projects undertaken in Duayaw Nkwanta, together with policies such as Free SHS, 1-District-1-Factory, and the programme for Planting for Food and Jobs, Nana Boakye Tromo III stated that “this clearly shows that you have been chosen by God to lead us.”

He continued, “I want you to know that we are solidly behind you. We are told Chiefs are not supposed to engage themselves in partisan politics. However, it gets to a point in time where you have to help the person who helps you in your time of need. We are solidly behind you, and we are declaring today that ‘four more for Nana’, ‘four more to do more’.”

Techimantia
At Techimantia, after President Akufo-Addo cut the sod for the construction of the 40.1km Bechem-Techimantia-Akomadan road, the Krontihene, Nana Ampong Koromantan, prayed to God for long life, good health and strength for the President of the Republic.

“Today, we just want to tell you that we, in Techimantia, will never forget you for the construction of the Bechem-Techimantia-Akomadan road. Indeed, the presence of a lot of the townsfolk at this durbar testifies to the fact that we have already accepted you as one of us. It is four more for you,” he added.


Bechem
Commissioning a Business Resource Centre for the Tano South District, Bechemanhene, Nana Fosu Gyeabuor II, expressed the gratitude of the Chiefs and people of Bechem for the Centre constructed by the President and his Government.

“Very soon, we shall go to the polls, and if you look at this beautiful building, residents of Bechem do not need to be told about what has to be done. It is up to them. They know what to do,” he said

Touching on the sod cutting ceremony performed by the President for the construction Bechem-Techimantia-Akomadan road, he added that “I know you will do it because you fulfil your promises.”

Kenyasi
At Kenyasi, where the President commissioned a 68-bed ward, doctor’s accommodation and children’s ward at Kenyasi Government Hospital, Nana Kofi Abiri, Omanhene of Kenyasi No.1, recounted how, at during the last visit by the President to his town, he appealed for the construction of several amenities for the community.

“We pleaded with him to construct our road for us, and we also needed a TVET institute. He didn’t ignore our requests as we can see machines constructing the road. We also said that we needed mobile phone network at Wamahiniso, you have done it for us, we are grateful,” he said

The Kenyasi No.1 Chief added that “Nana, since assuming office, you have helped in our development, many of the youth are employed, when you look at the Free SHS you implemented, it has helped the poor. Ghanaians thank you. When we look at NABCO, all those who have completed universities have been employed, Nana, Ghanaians thank you. The One Constituency One Ambulance has also come to help in health delivery. Nana, in all these, you never left Asutifi out, we have our fair share, we thank you very much.”

Story: Sheila Satori Mensa

Popular Kumawood actor shot by armed robbers

Popular Kumawood actor, Andrew Ntul Mensah, also known as ‘Scorpion GH’, has been reportedly shot by armed robbers.

According to reports, he was attacked in his house at Aburaso New Site near Kumasi in the Ashanti region at about 2:40 a.m on Thursday.

Officers from the Suntreso District Police Command rushed to the scene following a distress call and found Scorpion in a pool of blood in the said house.

Preliminary investigations reveal that the perpetrators used a car jerk to expand portions of a burglar-proof and gained access to the main building and went straight to the victim’s door.

Scorpion’s brother, Emmanuel Ntul, who confirmed this to the media, said his brother was shot in the right thigh and left ribs by one of the gun-wielding men during a struggle.

“He was with his wife and children when the incident happened. They forced the door open during a struggle and according to him, one of them was ordered to shoot at my brother,” he said.

Mr Ntul indicated that his brother sustained severe injuries because the robbers used a sharp object to hit his left ribs.

He said they rushed Scorpion to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and is receiving treatment there.

Meanwhile, police have since retrieved the jerk, three empty shells of spent 9mm cartridges, and a nose mask as part of their investigations.

Source: adomonline.com

Ghanaians are not ready to re-elect a leader with credibility Bankruptcy – Edmund Kyei to Mahama

The Ghanaian electorate of today are more enlightened pertaining to governance and they are well abreast with issues of the economy, so it is difficult to swindle them.

Recently ex President Mahama has been making vain promises to the Ghanaian electorate in order to win their votes, meanwhile he was against the same policies when he was the head of state and steering the affairs of this nation.

During Mahama’s tenure of office he said, and I quote ” I am not a magician to employ you” this is what he told unemployed graduates and now he is saying he will create 1 million jobs if he is elected. He also said Free SHS will collapse Ghana’s education system but he is now claiming he brought Free SHS. He further stated he will not restore teacher trainees allowance even if it cost him his re-election but he is now saying he will maintain trainee teachers and nurses allowance. Mr Mahama led campaign to reject the introduction of Ghana card but he later went to register for the card including his wife.

During his tenure he increased electricity tariff and told Ghanaians if we want light we should pay more, he is also saying he will legalise okada but during his tenure of office most okada riders were arrested and they were told it is illegal to operate okada, because he wants votes he is trying to say he is holier than the Pope.

As ex President Mahama said “Ghanaians have short memory” but I am reminding him what he did when he was steering the affairs of the nation, the biggest scam of the decade was Mahama’s $10 billion Hope City project.

With this track record, I think he is credibility bankrupt and needs to stand aside and learn from His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-addo who is shaping the tattered economy you left.

… signed…
Edmund Kyei
Asokwa Constituency 1st Vice Chairman
Member of NPP National Communication

Election 2020: Dr Bawumia electrifies Bole

Home towns of Presidential candidates are normally ‘no go zones’ for their main opponents but Vice President Bawumia on Monday defied that widely-held view in Bole, the hometown of NDC flagbearer John Dramani Mahama.

On the 4th day of his tour of the northern regions of the country, Dr. Bawumia stormed Bole to round off his visits to the newly created Savannah Region.

What was meant to be a private visit to the Bole Naa turned out to be a stunning experience as the home of Mahama offered Dr. Bawumia an unimaginable tumultuous welcome.

Scores of youth met the Vice President at the entrace of Bole in the outskirts and led him into the town and to his destination.

As his entourage slowly headed to the Bole Naa’s Palace, scores of people, both young and old poured out in their numbers and followed him to the Palace.

By the time Dr. Bawumia was through with his meeting with the Bole Naa, people had massed up in front of the Palace chanting songs in support of President Akuffo-Addo and Dr. Bawumia.

As Bawumia stepped out of the Palace, the crowd demanded he says something and he obliged.

“Wow! This is Bole! This is Bole! This is Bole!”, a stunned Dr. Bawumia said.

He continued: “From what i seee tonight, in shaa Allah David Sey Dema will be the next member of Parliament for Bole Constituency.”

“We are so happy for this welcome. This is a massive welcome,” he added.

Dr. Bawumia said the 2020 elections is about records and sustaining the massive and inclusive development, as well as the social interventions President Akufo-Addo has initiated in his first.

He said unlike former President Mahama, who disappointed the north despite pumping $100 million dollars into SADA, President Akufo-Addo has kept faith with the north with several development initiatives.

Dr. Bawumia said, even Bole Constituency, the home of former President Maham has not been left out, as it has benefited from 10 dams from the One Village One Dam, among other national interventions.

As Dr. Bawumia listed President Akufo-Addo’s numerous achievements one after the other, the ecstatic crowd responded wildly to it.

He urged them to make history by voting massively for President Akufo-Addo and electing the NPP Parliamentary candidate to Parliament.

Story: Sheila Satori Mensa

President Akufo-Addo Elected ECOWAS Chairman

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has been elected Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), at the 57th ECOWAS Summit held in Niamey, Niger, on Monday, 7th September 2020.

The President, who was elected unanimously by his peers, takes over the mantle of leadership from the President of Niger, His Excellency Mahamadou Issoufou, for a period of one year.

Following in the footsteps of his predecessors, their Excellencies Jerry John Rawlings, John Agyekum Kufuor, and John Dramani Mahama, who have enjoyed, in times past, a similar privilege, President Akufo-Addo thanked the Assembly for the honour, and assured that he will do his utmost not to let the side down, and discharge his duties to the best of his abilities.

“Excellencies, I am fully aware of the challenges which confront West Africa. Past leaders of ECOWAS have demonstrated their collective will and determination to drive the agenda of regional integration, opening up our economic frontiers, encouraging healthy competition amongst Member States, and ensuring that we adhere to our formative principles,” he said.

The President continued, “As much as considerable progress has been made since the establishment of ECOWAS, some forty-five (45) years ago, we are all agreed that there is much more to be done to consolidate the socio-economic and political gains made over the years.”

In his remarks, President Akufo-Addo noted that five immediate challenges face the regional organization of ECOWAS, for which Member States must address.

These, he said, are the continuing activities of terrorists in the Region concentrated, for the time being, in the Sahelian area, involving Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso and the northern parts of Nigeria; the the COVID-19 pandemic, which has attacked the populations and economies of each Member States; the imminent coming into force of the African Continental Free Trade Area on 1st January 2021; the 2020 decision on monetary union within the ECOWAS space; and the consolidation of democratic governance in the turbulent conditions of the Community.

“The challenges, in these critical regional spheres, such as security, economy, trade, currency and health, must be addressed in a spirit of genuine co-operation and solidarity, if we are to succeed in overcoming them, which we can. In so doing, we must protect, at all costs, our freedom and independence of action, so that the development of our Community responds to the needs and aspirations of our peoples, and not to the goals of external agencies and forces. I am confident that, by the grace of God, I can count on the unstinting support of each one of Your Excellencies in navigating the immediate future of our Community,” he added.

The President urged his fellow Heads of State to recognise that the way forward is to implement regional decisions, such as the ECOWAS Trade Liberalisation Scheme, recognising that, ultimately, the benefits are in everyone’s interest.

“Those of us who believe strongly in integration can do no better than to give our full support to regional decisions. Through this, we will build institutional confidence and integrity in the structural organs of ECOWAS,” he said.

To this end, he admonished Members of the ECOWAS Community to “collaborate to ensure that we adhere to and maintain common values of governance, i.e. the principles of democratic accountability, respect for individual liberties and human rights, and the rule of law. Such commonality will facilitate immeasurably the process of bonding amongst the peoples of our Community.”

In conclusion, he urged all in ECOWAS to “give enthusiastic support to Community decisions, and build rapidly our Community. Our peoples deserve no less, and the objectives of peace, progress and prosperity will, thus, be within our reach, realising the historic purposes of ECOWAS.”

Story: Sheila Satori Mensa

Essikado-Ketan NDC advises NPP PC to call constituency executives to order

The Communication Secretariat of the opposition National Democratic Congress in the Essikado-Ketan Constituency of the Western Region has advised the Incumbent Member of Parliament for the New Patriotic Party ‘NPP’, Hon. Joe Ghartey to call his constituency executives to order over vile propoganda with full of lies and insults aimed at attacking and tarnishing the high earned reputation of NDC parliamentary candidate, Prof. Grace Dr. Ayensu-Danquah.

According to the Essikado-Ketan NDC Communication Officer, Taylor Frederick, Hon. Joe Ghartey who has been the Member of Parliament for the constituency for 16 years and have nothing relevant to showcase as a developmental projects being qualitative or quantitative.

Moreover the mediocre and shambolic Performance by the Essikado-Ketan NPP parliamentary candidate for the past sixteen years has created strong dislike and aversion among the larger constituents of Essikado-Ketan constituency.

Mr. Taylor Frederick continued that the NPP executives and their hired commentators have resorted to unnecessary politicking by bad-mouth and falsifying things about Dr. Grace Ayensu-Danquah when they have the opportunity to speak on the airwaves at any radio stations in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis.

This was revealed when Vision1 FM Western Regional Correspondent Benjamin Bray cited a press statement signed by Taylor Frederick as the communication officer of the opposition National Democratic Congress in the Essikado-Ketan Constituency.

In the press statement, the communication secretariat of Essikado-Ketan “NDC” debunked recently allegations when their first female parliamentary candidate was tagged with donating damage medical equipments to Kansaworado Chps Compound Constituency

Meanwhile the Medical practioner is said to be a professor of medicine at the University of Utah in the United State of America and at the University of Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana.

Again she is the Chief Executive Officer of Healing Hands Organization with track records, both professional and academia field.

“the Executives of the New Patriotic Party ‘NPP’ have notice the treat that the medical officer who double as the first female Parliamentary Candidate in the constituency poses to their failed Member of Parliament for the Constituency hence the unnecessary and unwarranted attacks on National Democratic Congress Parliamentary Candidate”, NDC Communication Secretariat emphasize in the press statement.

Information gathered indicate that there isn’t any CHPs compound at Kansaworado at currently. Meanwhile the Kansaworado Queenmother and her entourage deeply thought of the health status of the commuters and therefore made provision of some apartment within the palace to be established as CHPs Compound where the Essikado-Ketan NDC parliamentary Candidate, Prof. Dr. Grace Ayensu-Danquah came in with medical equipments to help the community to set up the mini health facility.

“We would like to state ccategorically that, the statement is purportedly lies, the items are in good conditions and the Queenmother who received the equipments I behalf of the community has come out of debunked the falsehood statement”, Taylor Frederick added.

The Essikado-Ketan National Democratic Congress communication Secretariat has therefore debunked towards Prof. Dr. Grace Ayensu-Danquah.
Meanwhile they accepted the fact that the constituency needs development not attacks and intimidation whereas they wish that the vile outmoded means of communication will be abandoned and push for a debate between their parliamentary candidate, Prof. Dr. Grace Ayensu-Danquah and the incumbent Member of Parliament, Hon. Joe Ghartey to enable voters the opportunity to make an informed choice.

The western regional correspondent for Vision1 FM, Benjamin Bray’s effort in reaching the New Patriotic Party ‘NPP’ at the Essikado-Ketan Constituency to respond to these allegations levelled against them by the opposition National Democratic Congress has proved futile.

Filed By: Benjamin Bray-Vision1 FM

WNR: NDC Running Mate tours Western North Region

Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, the vice presidential candidate for the National Democratic Congress ( NDC ), has embarked on a three-day tour of all the nine Constituencies in the Western North Region on Wednesday September 2, 2020.

Addressing a community durbar at Sefwi Bekwai, told Lord fm reporter Kwame Kontor Boateng that the December elections should not marred with violence but rather come together as one people with common destiny.

According to the first ever female running mate for the National Democratic Congress, John Mahama and Jane administration will foster on job creations and provide Technical Vocational Training (TVET) free for all and to try to fulfill promises as well as completion of abandoned projects.

She added the biggest opposition NDC if voted into power in 2021 will create more jobs for Ghanaian youth in their next administration.

Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang appealed to electorates not to be influence with money by giving them their voters ID card which can cause them in the general elections.

The Western North Regional Chairman of the NDC, Mr.Micheal Aidoo popularly known as Big Aidoo eulogized former president Mahama for choosing a credible running mate and presented her to the people of Western North and also steer the affairs of the country if elected in December 2020 elections.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC), parliamentary candidate for Bibiani Anhwianso Bekwai Constituency, Mr.Stephen Donkor stated that he together with the National Democratic Congress flagbearer John Dramani Mahama and the Professor Jane will be sworn in after the elections and will bringing development to Bibiani Anhwianso Bekwai constituents.

Filed By: Kwame Kontor Boateng, Lord fm, Sefwi Bekwai.

The Most Wicked And Lazy People On Earth Are Residents Of Komenda – Kennedy Agyapong

Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong has said that the residents of Komenda are naturally lazy and wicked and will do anything to sabotage any developmental projects.

According to him, he had a bitter experience with the residents of Komenda and realized that the Komenda Sugar factory was going to fail. Speaking on KFM TV disclosed how he and some partners decided to revive the Komenda Sugar factory some years ago.

He said that his partners and himself acquired 11,000 hectares of land to plant sugarcane which will be used to feed the factory in order to ensure consistent production. However, some residents sent the farm ablaze after receiving their compensation for no reason.

“I’m not afraid of them. The people of Komenda are naturally born bad. These people are wicked and also lazy at the same time. You burnt my farm but now who is suffering? You are suffering and I’m here doing very well. I knew the Komenda Sugar factory will fail but I didn’t want to be a prophet of doom and even if I had said anything about it, they would have said because it’s another political party so I had to be quiet about it.”

Western Regional Minister and MP for Tarkwa Nsuaem accused for supporting “illegal” chief of Dompim-Pepesa to boycott court order

Western Regional Minister Kobby Okyere Darko, the Member of Parliament for the Tarkwa Nsuaem Constituency George Mireku Duker and the Municipal Chief Executive of the Constituency Benjamin Kessie have been accused by the Dompem Traditional Council for conniving with the illegal Chief, Nana Ohyeawora Bianyowah to boycott the rulings of the court to overthrow him.

Hon George Mireku Duker, Tarkwa Nsuaem MP

According to the Dompem Pepesa Traditional Council, an order was granted to the councils by the Court of Jurisdiction at Sekondi empowering the police to evict the notorious self-styled chief (Ohyeawora Bianyowah). When the police brought the eviction notice, he retaliated with gun shots and set the palace ablaze, and jumped through the window to escape. The Hon MP George Mireku Duker and The Hon MCE Bejamin Kessie were seen in a video arguing strongly and obstructing the police from performing their duty.

Hon Kobby Okyere Darko, Westeen Regional Minister

The Council has been through all hooliganism, vandalization and brutalities meted out by the illegal chief (Kwaapaa Ohyeawora Bianyowah) and his followers but the legal Chief of Dompem Pepesa Traditional area, Nana Nyonwa Panyin IV and the Pepesaman have been patient all this while and have come to appoint that a competent court of jurisdiction has given an order that the purported chief who styles himself as Ohyeawora Bianyowah who was enstooled by Hon. George Mireku Duker be moved from the Palace. The MP Hon George Mireku Duker, the MCE Hon. Benjamin Kessie teamed up against this court order, saying their government is in power and that they are in-charge of security in the area and for that matter will not rest, even though there is an order from the court of jurisdiction to evict the purported chief, they will not allow him to move out of the palace and will do everything in their power to prevent his removal.

Hon MCE Bejamin Kessie

On Thursday 27th August, 2020 the MCE Benjamin Kessie sent a troupe of military men to the town under the pretense that they were in to keep peace. While the MCE was talking on the local FM preaching peace, his boys took advantage of the presence of the Military and entered into residents premises to loot and vandalize their houses and stores. The Divisional Police Commander and the Regional Police commander had no knowledge of this military presence, the police had already been to the town and had kept peace and tranquility until that evening when they came. Their presence terrified the ordinary residents and the fear sent many running away in to bush. Hon. Mireku Duker, before the presence of the military, had swept away to safety, all his family members to another town. It is therefore clear that whatever was going to happen to the ordinary citizen did not matter to him. He was only pretending.

The illegal chief, Ohyeawora Bianyowah

Even though some of our clan members have been brutalized, Nana Nyonwa Panyin IV and his clan members, the Abusua Panyin and the accredited Kingmakers, respecting the ‘rule of law, had followed and obeyed instruction from the police and court and had managed to stay calm and not retaliate against all that the purported chief, his militants and these Honourable’s had been doing.

The council noted that traditionally the MP and MCE are not to meddle in the affairs of chieftaincy, and that they are not the ones to enstool a chief, behind whom they are solidly standing. So they are appealing to the president Nana Akufo-Addo to charge the MP MCE to desist from what they are doing, for in effect, their actions are likely to tarnish the respected image of Nana Akufo Addo
If there should be chaos in Dompim Pepesa, we suggest, that the president of the Republic should hold The Western Regional Minister, The Member of Parliament and Municipal Chief Executive of Tarkwa-Nsauem Municipality responsible.

The illegal chief, Ohyeawora Bianyowah who shot a gun at the baliff has been charged to court, but the Regional Minister ordered that he should not be taken to court because it is believed that the guns used by his militants were given him by the MP George Mireku Duker. The court has issued a bench warrant to arrest those responsible for the atrocities, but the MP prevented their arrest, and now those culprits are walking freely in town, saying, ‘as far as Hon Mireku Duker and the Western Regional Minister Kobby Okyere Darko remain at post, no one can arrest them.

Story: Sheila Satori Mensa

“I Will Pay $15,000 Monthly To Any Man Who Will Marry Me Under These Conditions”- Lady Says

The lady known as Isabella Johnson, as reported by Kofi Legit which he cites as fictional, revealed that she has been in a lot of relationships which has failed because of hard luck on her side.

According to Isabella, she has made a lot of money from where she works as a result of a connection one of her sugar daddies did for her but she has intentions of settling down once and for all.

However, men who have interest in marrying her must be ready to succumb to her conditions which she outlined on social media.

My name is Isabella Johnson, and I have been living here in Kumasi Ghana since I was little. Initially I was living with my parents, just like few kilometers from my current residence, before I moved into my own personal apartment, here in Kumasi, but I will not disclose the address for security purposes.

Honestly speaking, I have had a lot of relationship which I will say clearly that it has never favoured me. I have dated Young boys and boys of my Age, but It seems like I don’t have luck when it comes to relationships and daring. Most of this boys will promise me heaven and earth for me to accept them, of which I gave them reasons beyond doubt that they will not fail me, but all to no avail. Within 1 year, the relationship will start to crumble, of which what will follow next will be breaking up.

But on dating some old men, I was able to gain access and connection to where I work now, and I earn huge amount of Money every month, as you will be shock to find out how much I earn. But ever since then, I have been single and searching for love.

I have met so many men who claimed to love me, but a long the line I will discover what they want is my money and not Marriage. So I have decided to give any man GHc90,000 monthly to any man who will agree to marry me under this Condition as I state below.

  1. To marry me, you must be a tall handsome gentleman, who knows how to make a lady happy at all times.
  2. To marry me you must know how to cook most of Ghana’s Mouth tasty meals. And your food must always be tasty.
  3. You must be good in all ramifications, both in the other way round (am sure you know what I mean by being good in all Ramifications).
  4. You must always stay at home all day to keep after the house, because I will be the one working and will be paying you GHc90,000 monthly. So there won’t be need for you to go out and work.
  5. You can only hangout with your friends on only Sundays. And if you want to hangout with tour friends, you must include me in your plans because I now have trust issues.
  6. You must not answer any call from any other woman except that of your family members and relations. Nothing like “she is just a friend”, that is unacceptable.
  7. Before a Baby will come and live with us, our babies must have gotten to the age of Juvenile, and any nanny that will come to live with us must be an Old woman, and I will be the one to choose who it will be.
  8. You don’t dare discuss our private lives to your friends, family members, relatives and wellwishers. It is meant to be secret between us.
  9. Under no circumstances or condition should any of your friends past the night in our House. This is our home and not theirs.