Majority Chief Whip and Member of Parliament for Nsawam/Adoagyiri in the Eastern Region, Frank Annoh Dompreh has secured 70,000 stationery books, 20 laptops, and 20 desktop computers to enhance teaching and learning in his constituency.

The Member of Parliament, whose constituency recently topped the BECE results in the region last month held talks with globally-acclaimed charity organization known as Books2Africa to procure the stationeries which are being shipped to Ghana.

The Majority Chief Whip visited the office of the organization to acquaint himself with their operations and also make an appeal for books for schools and libraries in the country as well as his constituency.

The Nsawam Adoagyiri MP recently funded a project of assisting students in the final year of the Junior High School to enjoy free extra classes.

The initiative forms part of his ultimate dream of making the constituency ranked number-one when it comes to basic education in the country.

Apart from the extra tuition, Mr Annoh-Dompreh some months ago distributed 2500 pieces of story books, exercise books, and nose masks to 10 Basic schools in the Constituency.

According to the MP, he has decided to support schools in his Constituency to make the area to move from being the best Municipality in the Region in the 2020 BECE to becoming the National Best Municipality in the upcoming 2021 BECE.

He hinted on putting in place a monitoring mechanism to see to it that the books given to them are put into good use.

He said serious literacy advocacy is being carried out in the Constituency by himself and other stakeholders to help improve academic performance in the basic schools.

The Majority Chief Whip noted that the stationery which is expected to be delivered very soon will be distributed to the schools before this academic year ends.

By: Daniel Bampoe

The survival of every organization to a large extent depends on the robustness and prudent management of its finances. An organization that fails to protect and promote the welfare of its members is not worth dying for. Occasionally, cases of death and illnesses of party officers are reported, but due to the lack of institutionalized insurance/welfare policy to deal with such misfortunes, victims do not get the required help, thereby putting their families in deplorable situations.

It is for the reason why the National Treasurer Hopeful, Collins Nuntwiri Nuamah contends that, in building a solid resource base, both human and financial for the party to break the eight (8) year cycle in election 2024 and beyond, he, as the National Treasurer shall propose for consideration and approval by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party the setting up of Institutional Group Life Assurance and Accident Insurance Policy for all party officers of the party during their tenure in office.

This novel policy in our body-politic, when fully established shall provide a safe guarantee for National Officers, Regional Officers, Constituency Officers, Electoral Area Officers and Polling Station Executives in the event of death, critical illness such as stroke, cardiovascular diseases, cancers/tumors, and accidents.

With CNN’s vast knowledge and experience in the financial sector and party administration, coupled with his selflessness, he, together with his colleague national executives will make this brilliant idea a reality. Let’s come onboard and throw our support behind CNN. He is the right man for the job.

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The love for Osagyefo Kwaw Attiah, the Western Regional V20 Coordinator is rooted in the fact that, he is adored by many youth in western region, Osagyefo Kwaw Attiah is among the very few grassroots people who respect, inspire, guides, motivates and assist the ordinary party people helping them build a better future. Especially those in the rural communities. Not like the incumbent who has always tried doing his best please to the ordinary people who still stands not to be their favorite.

Incumbent Benedict Addae and Osagyefo Kwaw Attiah V20 Coordinator – Incoming Western Regional NPP Youth Organizer

An interview with western news, disclosed that, Osagyefo Kwaw is a supernatural gentleman, very brilliant young man who has the party at heart. He is loved by many and not few.

“He isn’t ashamed to be called a grassroots man, he is selfless, affable and humble” they said.

Osagyefo Attiah Kwaw has been serving the party for years, and with excellent approach towards party works, in recognizing his experience and undebateable political experience, he is one of the best to lead the western regional NPP youth front for victory in breaking the Eight(8). He is affectionately called, the Great Oak, the tree of life. Because he has built an arena of hope and good life for the youth in Western Region.

The New Patriotic Party – Western Region should not look elsewhere in this crucial time whiles trying to break the Eight (8). A chance for Osagyefo Kwaw Attiah will help build a formidable youth front in breaking the Eight.

For those of us who have despaired unto their heart, there’s hope for you. There’s always a good man willing to move the youth front to the promise land for a better future. They said.

On behalf of Hon. Samuel Abu Jinapor, Minister for Lands and Natural Resources,  the deputy minister of lands and natural who also doubles as the member of parliament for the good people of Tarkwa Nsuaem Constituency  Hon. George Mireku Duker inaugurated a Task force to curb Gold smuggling.

Since mid-2020, available data gathered by regulatory institutions of the mining industry shows that, there have been a drastic decline in gold export volumes from the small-scale mining sector of Ghana which has led to massive loss of revenues to the state.

Among other reasons, the cause of the rise in smuggling of Ghana’s Gold is believed to be as a result of a direct reaction to the 3% withholding tax on gold purchase by PMMC.

He indicated that, government’s commitment in ensuring that, the situation is brought to a complete halt and asked the Taskorce to live up to expectations.

The Taskforce consists of officials of Minerals Commission, Ghana Revenue Authority, Ghana Immigration Service, National Security Council, National Intelligence Bureau and Ghana Boundaries Commission.

He once again charged the various stakeholders to put all hands on deck to sanitize the gold mining industry in ensuring that, necessary proceeds due our Country is received towards economic growth.

Subsequent consultations are set to be held in regards to this alliance.

Together, we will make the Ghana Small-scale Mining Industry better.

Ghanaian TV presenter Bridget Otoo has come out to reveal that she is very single and searching for a new partner in a post made on Twitter.

According to the outspoken presenter, she is tired of being all alone without anyone to show her all the love and care that she deserves in life.

Taking to her Twitter handle she revealed that she is looking for a man who would come propose to her and sweep her off her feet so they can become the best of lovers.

She wrote saying; “Single and ready to mingle.”

The post of the media practitioner led to the MP for Ningo Prampram Sam George replying and cautioning her followers not to make any move since it’s a trap.

 

Yaw Sam Nyamedi Supon Chairman for the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has opened up about how he ended up in jail.

He explains that in the heat of the fight against illegal mining, District Chief Executive came to a mining site at Ofoase in the Eastern Region for an operation where boats and other equipment used for mining were destroyed and some confiscated.

So some group of illegal miners approached him and asked that he leads in their attempt to “find something” for Hon. Paul Asamoah who is the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Akyemansa District in the Eastern Region.

“So I went to see the DCE and asked whether he had received money from the people engaged in the galamsey but he said no. So I went back to inform them that the money had not got to the DCE. So the people involved in the galamsey said they will mobilize and get back to me.

“They finished with their mobilization and got back to me but this time, they did not get the 3,000 but rather they got 2,500. They said I should tell the DCE that they won’t engage in the acts again but they need their equipment. When I got to the DCE’s office, he requested for the money and I put it on his table. I wasn’t in the office for even five minutes when he brought in Policemen to arrest me,” he told crime check foundation.

He continued “I was in a state of shock by the DCE’s move. All I could think about then was the children I am leaving behind and the fact that my wife is no more. I have twins who are just two years and I take personal care of them. I tried to beg the DCE through some people but they did not go.

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National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) Communications Officer for the Nsawam Adoagyiri Constituency, Randy Kwame Kportufe, has allegedly committed suicide.

His decomposing body was found on Thursday inside his apartment at Ankwa Doboro, a suburb of the Nsawam Adoagyiri Municipality in the Eastern Region.

Assembly Member for Dobro, Moses Achegiba told Adomonline.com in a telephone interview that neighbours saw an increasing number of houseflies around, drawing suspicion.

A search into his room found a rope tied round his neck to the ceiling fan. His family, neighbours and party officials could not figure out what led to his death.

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Mr Achegiba also revealed that the late Communication Officer, in his late 30s, had been sick for a while but recovered until the untimely death.

His body is currently at the Police Hospital at Cantonments.

Meanwhile, the constituency will meet this Friday morning as far as the unfortunate incident is concerned.

Former Secretary to the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining, Charles Cromwell Nanabanyin Onuawonto Bissue has disclosed that the Office of the Special Prosecutor has been petitioned to bring closure to the ageing investigations into corruption allegations levelled against him. According to him, the issue which had already been dealt with by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service exonerated him of all allegations which were levelled by Tiger Eye P.I’s Anas Aremeyaw Anas in the galamsey fraud documentary.

He indicated that the former Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu had long advanced his investigations into the matter and could have hinted of wrongdoing on his part if indeed something was incriminating in the documentary piece presented by Anas Aremeyaw Anas. Mr Bissue stressed that the matter had been prolonged; a situation he noted had caused him to suffer unduly from the insults and name-calling from political critics and sections of the Ghanaian community.

Speaking in an interview on a UK-based radio station; Omega Live, Mr Bissue mentioned that the new Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng is expected to act on his petition and make public his findings from investigations taken thus far. He indicated that his patience has been abundant, and thus believe the truth shall prevail.

“I have petitioned the Special Prosecutor to bring closure on this matter. It’s been three years and my human rights need to be safeguarded. I have suffered enough of the humiliation. And I believe that all I did was in the interest of the NPP.

“I would have spoken about this matter in its early stage but I remained silent so that investigations could be conducted without any interference on my part. Vindication is in the womb of time,” he disclosed.

 

Blackmailing

It’s been three years since the ‘galamsey fraud’ documentary was released. Mr Bissue after the broadcast of the video stood aside from his office to allow investigations to be conducted into the allegations levelled against him.

But there is some information about how some undisclosed persons attempted to blackmail him with the video. According to him, some gentleman called him a day before the broadcast demanding a ransom so they could stop the broadcast.

As principled as he is, Mr Bissue turned down the offer and challenged the caller who is believed to be an ally of Anas, to publish the content of the documentary.

“A day before the video was broadcasted, someone called demanding a ransom so they could stop the broadcast but I turned him away. I dared them to show the content. It was because I knew I have done nothing wrong.”

 

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Two months after government set a date for the surgery to be performed on the conjoined twins at the Ridge Hospital, the Daily Searchlight has learned that the surgery is due to come off in early November.

On August 8, 2021, Minister of Health Hon. Kweku Agyemang Manu announced that the surgery would come off in September. However, the Daily Searchlight has learned that the surgery has now been fixed for the first week in November.

Even though the reasons for the delay for conducting the surgery are unclear, we have learned that soon after government announced its decision to fund the surgery, disagreement arose between the various agencies as to who was to be the spending agency. At the same time there are reports that there was no money at the Bank of Ghana to meet up the declared expenditure by government.

On 5th July 2021, Chief of Staff, Frema Osei Opare visited the twins at Ridge Hospital at Osu and announced that the presidency has taken up the full cost of surgery to be performed on the conjoined twins at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital (Ridge).

Madam Osei Opare said the presidency is allocating an amount of GH¢15million to pay for the entire procedure.

Out of the amount, GH¢12million will be spent on a specialised equipment needed for the surgery. This equipment will become an asset of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) after the surgery.

The amount of GH¢3million will be used to procure consumables, medication, and tests that the family would have had to pay for, during the 12-18-month procedure to separate the Siamese twins.

“The President recognises the fact that this effort that you want to put in, is very much in line with the Ghana Beyond Aid agenda. We also noted in a cabinet meeting that this is an opportunity to also equip us to do complicated surgeries and so on,” the Chief of staff told the doctors at the time.

Applauding the team of medical doctors, she said when the Minister of Health informed the cabinet of the, “unique case in Ghana, conjoined twins and that our Ghanaian doctors have taken upon themselves, a responsibility to undertake the separation here in Ghana, it was received with a lot of Joy.”

“Medical Director, team leader, consultant, it is my pleasure to announce that the President takes this as a historic opportunity, one that would save lives, save the family from a problem that they may not be able to deal with in the future but also build capacity for Ghana. This is a historic effort that you want to make. I am glad that you are working as a team,” Mrs Opare said.

The Chief of staff also called on Ghanaians to support the doctors and the twins with prayers for a successful operation.

“We are also going to back you in prayers, I will even call on all Ghanaians to back our daughters with prayers because this is a historic moment and they need not just our money, they need our moral support to know that there is a nation behind them.”

Director of Institutional Care Division at Ghana Health Service, Dr Samuel Kaba Akoriyea expressed appreciation for the gesture saying the support from the Presidency and the people of Ghana will bring smiles to the young twins and the family.

“This shows the great interest in the welfare of the twins, that, in a time of a national call, Ghanaians have responded,” Dr Samuel Kaba Akoriyea said.

Further to the visit by the Chief of Staff, the government of Ghana announced on August 19 that it had paid 3 million Ghana cedis (496,903 U.S. dollars) to help cover the cost of a separation surgery of four-month-old conjoined twins.

According to a statement by the Minister of Health Agyemang Manu, funds have been released and the conjoined twins are set to undergo surgery in September.

“We have also started procuring equipment that would enable the doctors to perform the surgeries,” said Agyemang Manu.

“Some of the equipment has arrived. The doctors are on course and we are getting things actually moving very fast for us to get the thing going,” added Manu.

On July 5, Ghanaian President Akufo-Addo announced to pay for the surgery following massive social media campaigns to solicit funds for the conjoined twins.

About 135 Ghanaian doctors are expected to come together to carry out the historic procedure of separate the two conjoined twins currently at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital.

On August 31, 2021, however, it was reported that the Chief of Staff, Frema Opare on behalf of President Akufo-Addo had presented a cheque of over GHS14 million to the Greater Accra Regional Hospital to help procure equipment towards the surgery to separate a set of conjoined twins.

This comes after President Akufo-Addo on July 5, 2021, announced that the government will bear the full cost of the separation surgery at the Ridge Hospital in Accra.

Addressing the media, Madam Frema Opare said, “today [Tuesday], I am here to announce that the money has been fully released. We are doing this, not only to save lives, but also to encourage our experts. We are aiming at turning the scale of health care in Ghana.”

“We want to show that Ghanaians have the capacity and when given the necessary support we can do things on our own.”

The twins were born to Rebecca Bansah, who last month appealed to the public to help raise funds for the procedure.

Doctors say it will cost about GH¢3million to separate the Siamese siblings.

The twins, in their third month, are joined at the head.

Data suggests that only about 5% of conjoined twins survive until surgery.

Doctors at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital are however hopeful that the surgery will be successful.

source: thedailysearchlight.

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, will deliver a public lecture on digital economy on the evening of Tuesday November 2, 2021, Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has announcedThe public lecture, which will be hosted by Ashesi University , will also have an interactive session with students of the University on how digitalization is transforming the economy and positioning Ghana for the emerging global digital revolution.Dr. Bawumia, who has spearheaded government’s successful digitalization drive, is expected to explain the Government’s vision, the measures undertaken so far, and address the impact of digitalization on the general Ghanaian economy and service delivery, both by government and the private sector.Several international organisations  will be present, and with Ghana globally renowned as a digitalization pacesetter on the African continent, Dr. Bawumia is also expected to highlight Ghana’s success story to inspire other African countries to emulate Ghana’s lead.