Africa at the crossroads of taking climate action

Africa is at the crossroads of using local climate action in the midst of an urgency to meet the continent’s advancement wants.

As the urgency to act on weather transform grows, intercontinental local climate procedures and the arrival of very low-carbon technologies are reducing the need for, and benefit of, fossil fuels.

Carbon tracker estimates that 60-80% of coal, oil and fuel reserves could be categorized as unburnable if the globe is to keep away from disastrous climate alter.

This puts Africa at risk of asset stranding, specifically in mineral resource-prosperous countries.

A new report by the United Nations University – Institute for Pure Means in Africa (UNU-INRA) has determined weather transform as a essential driver to asset stranding in Africa’s organic assets sector, which contributes significantly to export revenues of a greater part of African international locations.

The investigate, Africa in the age of stranded belongings, argues that running the risks linked with asset stranding will be basic to sustaining governing administration revenues from extractive means.

“Africa has experienced a hard historical past with its organic sources, in which lots of useful resource-abundant African nations around the world have skilled inadequate progress outcomes. Stranded belongings existing a new challenge, but also give a unique possibility for Africa to deepen its travel to financial diversification”, mentioned Dr. Fatima Denton, Director, at UNU-INRA.

“With this report, we want to deliver a crystal clear information that the truth of stranded assets is by now happening. There is the urgent want for African governments and their companions to find the right stability involving Africa’s developmental wants employing extractive methods and reaching local climate motion ambitions”, Dr. Denton extra.

The report, introduced on the sidelines of the UN climate Improve Convention (COP25) in Madrid, Spain, stands on deep contextual study from eight African international locations Angola, Ghana, Namibia, Nigeria, Niger, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia. It features voices and insights from the continent often missing from the international conversation on useful resource use and weather improve.

Youba Sokona, Vice Chair of the intergovernmental Panel on Local weather Transform (IPCC), highlighted the have to have for African international locations to have “vision, institutions, human methods and understanding,” and to “invest in long phrase plans”.

He pointed out that African international locations that do not have carbon intense infrastructure have to have to get started their developmental plans with a new outlook. “We do not will need to decarbonize, we need to jumpstart.”

The African continent emits less than 4% of the international greenhouse gasoline emissions, but stays most vulnerable to weather modify, according to science and reality.

Nonetheless adaptation and bold finance targets for creating nations around the world, as settled by functions at COP21 Paris, are not prioritized in the present local weather negotiations.

The African Team of Negotiators (AGN) is pushing for speedy new targets and to make finance obtainable based mostly on the requirements of nations.

The popular posture of African at COP25 is the thrust for functions to accept Africa’s particular wants and situation, as international locations are compelled to invest 2-9% of their annual budgets to regional adaptation assignments.

As African countries go on to explore new methods, they may well be challenged in exploiting these assets for the reward of its individuals.

There are arguments consequently that Africa’s ought to potentially delay its changeover from fossil to renewable although charting a new progress route.

Landry Ninteretse, the Regional Team Leader of, nonetheless desires African selection-makers to heed the call of the people today and urgently choose motion by concentrating on answers that eliminate fossil fuels and transition to clean up and sustainable power.

“At the village, city, district and county amounts, people are coming alongside one another to obstacle the ability of the fossil gasoline field. Unions, faith and non-environmental are signing up for them to construct different men and women-centred answers,” he observed. “With the continual energy engineering innovations building renewable energy much more accessible and economical, we imagine that Africa can and have to direct the way in this watershed instant in history, by addressing the weather disaster when creating a far more just and equitable environment and producing hundreds of thousands of new employment for its rising youth population driven by technologically innovative renewable sources”.

The UNU-INRA’s report on stranded property discusses Africa’s advancement in gentle of opportunity asset stranding, in the hopes of alerting African governments to the need for powerful organic resource preparing to decreased carbon economies.

For civil modern society activists, Dr. Mithika Mwenda, “we want a radical position of where we need to have to go as Africa”.

By Kofi Adu Domfeh, in Madrid-Spain

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Innovations for Poverty Action New Jobs 2019

Improvements for Motion (IPA), is an worldwide non-financial gain study organization. Dependent in New Haven, CT, with places of work in Washington, D.C. and globally, IPA works with improvement companions and tutorial researchers to create and consider strategies to resolving advancement complications, to connect “what works” in advancement and to scale up effective projects in a range of fields, together with health, instruction, microfinance, governance and agriculture. IPA has been in considering the fact that 2008, and it is now a single of IPA’s greatest state places of work, with a lasting team of additional than 50 workers managing and supporting 30 lively investigation tasks.

Position Description

Position Title: Research and Challenge Improvement Coordinator

Posture Summary: 

IPA Ghana seeks a Research & Project Advancement Coordinator to contribute to the administration and improvement of research jobs in various sectors, including, but not constrained to education and learning, agriculture, economical inclusion, wellbeing and governance. In addition to overseeing a portfolio of 1 to 2 exploration assignments, the Research & Venture Improvement Coordinator will spend a substantial part of their time participating with area and world wide stakeholders to develop new analysis jobs and embed current evidence, in alignment with Ghana’s plans and worries. Examples of influential and significant-profile research borne out of the IPA Ghana office environment which will become section of the incumbent’s study and coverage conversations involve the  Impacts of Instructor Instruction and Parental Education on Kindergarten Excellent,

Disseminating Progressive Methods and Systems for Smallholders and the Graduation from Extremely Poor studies.

The Analysis & Task Progress Coordinator place is a exclusive prospect to merge sizeable administration practical experience with involvement in slicing-edge development exploration. He/she will join the quite dynamic and passionate IPA Ghana crew and also lead to the enhancement of new jobs, plan outreach, and capability setting up. Acquiring and fostering very good associations with neighborhood stakeholders and utilizing companions, this sort of as the Ghana Schooling Provider, Ministry of Foodstuff and Agriculture and Ghana Wellness Provider is yet another main component of the Exploration & Project Improvement Coordinator position.

This posture will be based mostly in Accra, Ghana.


Investigate Coordination (50%): The Investigate & Challenge Advancement Coordinator (RPDC) will be liable for the all round administration of a portfolio of 1-2 investigate assignments. Every single of these projects is envisioned to be staffed with a permanent staff of 1 to 3 workers and up to 50-100 short time period employees throughout study durations.

In unique, as portion of the analysis component of the place, the RPDC will:

  • Control the initiatives in the RPDC’s portfolio and function with Principal Investigators to ensure their adherence to analysis design and style, sample collection, facts collection, information administration, and common exploration protocols, as nicely as over-all undertaking targets timelines
  • Straight supervise 2 to 5 lasting analysis job workers, with an eye on their skilled expansion
  • Retain the Place Director apprised of all developments on the projects inside their portfolio, and serve as a important website link among the field office environment, challenge staff, and Principal Investigators
  • Promote inter-venture finest techniques and consider a guide in sharing ideal procedures with initiatives by way of official and informal education
  • Work with field place of work team to be certain seem human source and operational management of projects
  • Oversee venture fiscal administration, which include generation and checking of project budgets, and ensuring clean integration of tasks into IPA financial methods
  • Acquire section in standard conferences with area federal officials and other associates to be certain the accomplishment of programmatic pursuits and
  • Assist the dissemination of interim final results by way of presentations and experiences to non-educational audiences.

Challenge Development & Challenge Growth Coordination (50%): The Exploration & Job Enhancement Coordinator (RPDC) will also be accountable for serving to produce new training investigation projects for the IPA Ghana office and partaking with community stakeholders.

In unique, as section of the coverage ingredient of the position, the Analysis & Venture Advancement Coordinator will:

  • In collaboration with the Place Director and the Plan group, develop and constantly review and adapt as desired, job enhancement and coverage engagement tactic for the several sectors
  • Create new and deal with existing associations with IPA spouse corporations and principal investigators to greatly enhance the relevance and impact of IPA Ghana’s analysis, guidance specific dissemination of exploration findings, really encourage scale-up of productive assignments
  • Determine priority analysis thoughts and key considerations for policymakers in the several sectors, and initiate and control the development of corresponding new research proposals
  • Signify IPA at neighborhood (and likely regional and world wide) forums targeted on precedence sectors, discovered in collaboration with the Region Director and Coverage staff, such as workgroups, endeavor forces, advisory committees, conferences, etc.
  • Guide and initiate a portfolio of project development efforts with scientists, funders, and spouse corporations
  • Support build and put into action capability-building endeavours in demanding analysis to regional stakeholders and funders
  • Develop IPA Ghana certain sources for project improvement and make sure all inner challenge advancement documents, folders and tracking techniques are up to day and
  • Aid the development of new projects in other sectors, as essential.


Essential schooling abilities and skills:

  • Masters in growth economics, or a field associated to intercontinental financial enhancement or education and learning
  • At least 2 many years of applicable working experience
  • Remarkably proficient in intricate get the job done preparing and job administration
  • Expert at creating associations with senior leaders and authorities officers and presenting specialized views in an objective way
  • Capability to operate independently and pro-actively with bare minimum oversight
  • Strong vital thinking and judgment to rapidly detect troubles and devise remedies as nicely as escalate matters as desired
  • Established capacity to tackle several varied assignments at just one time properly total assigned tasks and satisfy deadlines whilst conducting large-excellent operate
  • Experience conducting social science or financial field research working experience in conducting field study in producing nations necessary. Qualifications in randomized management trials is a in addition
  • Practical experience producing analysis proposals and fundraising tactics. Grant administration practical experience with donors this kind of as USAID, DFID, UNICEF, the Gates Basis, and National Science Basis is strongly most popular.
  • Powerful penned and oral communication capabilities and entire fluency in English is essential.
  • Cultural sensitivity and shown potential to get the job done productively with assorted constituencies necessary
  • Strong quantitative, budgeting, and fiscal administration techniques demanded
  • Means to present investigation conclusions, such as to non-exploration centered audiences and
  • Enthusiasm for creating the facts-driven determination a reality in the advancement subject

We are looking for a motivation time period of a few many years for this position.

Action Aid demands economic Justice for women

Dominic Andonye, GNA

Wa, Nov. 26, GNA –
  Assist Ghana, a Non-Governmental
Firm has called on authorities to handle the structural results in of
gender-primarily based violence and securing economic for females to ensure gender

They made the phone
in Wa for the duration of the start of the 16 times of activism versus gender-centered
violence, structured by Action Assist Ghana in collaboration with the Division of
Gender in Wa, on the theme: “End gender based violence in the globe of work”.

Mr George Dery, the
Higher West Regional Programmes Supervisor of Action Aid mentioned the 16 times of
activism marketing campaign was introduced in 1991 and continues to be coordinated by the
Heart for Women’s Leadership (CWGL).

He explained the
programme was marked on 25th November to 10th December each yr as an
Global Working day against Violence in opposition to Females and Intercontinental Human Rights
Day in a 16 times time period to strengthen the recognition of violence against
gals as a human legal rights violation.

In accordance to Mr Dery
the theme of the programme was applicable to Action Aid as a federation fully commited
in addressing the structural triggers of gender –based violence and securing
financial justice for ladies, which includes promoting access to good perform and the
recognition, reduction and redistribution of their unpaid treatment and domestic
function burden.

He said the theme
also reflected in the world wide campaign on women’s labour, respectable perform and general public
providers whose initially get the job done stream concentrated on producing help for the ILO
Convention with programs for sustained mobilization on its ratification.

“The theme is
notably relevant for us as a federation fully commited to addressing the
structural causes of gender-based violence and securing economic justice for
females, which include advertising access to first rate perform and the recognition, reduction
and redistribution of their unpaid care and domestic operate burden”

“Again, it is also
central to our global campaign on women’s labour, good operate and public
services whose very first operate stream centered on creating assistance for the adoption
of ILO Conference with program for its ratification” he explained.

Dr Hafiz Bin Salih,
the Higher West Regional minister in a speech go through on his behalf claimed the
governing administration was operating in collaboration with the stability agencies to reduce
gender primarily based violence in the to give equivalent legal rights to each male and
woman specially in accessing work.


Regularize your lands or face court action

General News of Thursday, 7 November 2019


Solomon Nii Afutu Quartey addressing the press on WednesdaySolomon Nii Afutu Quartey addressing the press on Wednesday

The Gbawe Kwatei Family has cautioned all occupants of its lands to formalize all documents regarding their ownership of the lands or face legal action.

Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday October 6, the secretary of the family, Solomon Nii Afutu Quartey said that the family has been empowered by a court ruling to regularize all lands that belong to the stool.

He urged the private property owners and estate developers to take advantage of the window which ends on December to register their lands.

“The Gbawe Kwatei Family hereby give notice to all occupants on the Gbawe Kwatei Family lands who have not regularized their lands to approach the Gbawe Kwatei Family for proper regularization with immediate effect”.

“This exercise will commence from this month November till the end of the year. failure to comply with this notice would result in prompt legal action”.

The family also appealed to the Jamestown Alata Stool to respect the court ruling and act accordingly.

“This exercise will commence from this month November till the end of the year. failure to comply with this notice would result in prompt legal action”.

The family also appealed to the Jamestown Alata Stool to respect the court ruling and act accordingly.

“Ladies and Gentlemen of the Media, we are by this press conference calling on James Town Alata Stool to respect the Law and Orders in this country”.

Below is the full statement

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Media and Observers, Good Morning and a warm welcome to Gbawe Chief’s Palace, we are grateful you are here to witness and bring these to the attention of the good people of Ghana.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am here today to address this Press Conference on behalf of the Gbawe Kwatei Family with respect to the judgement delivered by the High Court of Judicature, Accra dated 30th of October, 2019 against James Town Ngleshie Alata Stool by Honorable Anthony Oppong of the High Court.

The High Court has dismissed the counterclaim of the 2nd Defendant as unmaintainable. What gives ground for this opinion of the court? 2nd Defendant counterclaimed for declaration of title to “all that piece or parcel of land situate and lying at McCarthy Hill, Oblogo, Mallam Junction, Mendskrom, Pambros, Tsileman (Tetegu), and Sakumo River.

Quite clearly, the sort of description as given to the land by 2nd Defendant renders the claim of title to the said land susceptible to failure. The irresistible conclusion is that 2nd Defendant’s counterclaim ought to fail and same was dismissed. Therefore, Plaintiff is awarded costs of Ghc10,000.00 against the 2nd Defendant.

Ladies and gentlemen of the Media the Gbawe Kwatei Family are the owners of a tract of land in the North Western part of Accra known as Gbawe Kwatei Family lands, The title of the Gbawe Kwatei Family of the said lands has been confirmed in judicial proceedings including:

1. Mantse Kojo Ababio IV Vrs Nii Mensahfio Gbawe Mantse and 2 Others Interpleader Suit No 22/1922 Supreme Court of the Gold Coast Eastern Province Division.

2. John R Quartey Vrs Nii Boi Quartey Gbawe Mantse and 3 Others Suit No 209/48 Ga Native Court Gold Coast Colony.

3. Concession Enquiry No.1075/56 dated 20th November, 1956 Gbawe Clay Field Concession Nii Boi Mantse Grantor and the Gold Coast Industrial Development Corporation Ltd Grantor, Nii Kofi Akrashie Nleshie Alata Mantse, Nii Tetteh Kpeshie II Sempe Mantse Nii Teiko Ansah II etc 2 Others Claimants in the supreme court of the gold coast eastern judicial division (land division)

4. Nii Kofi Akrashie James Town Mantse Vrs Nii Boi Quartey Mantse and 4 Others Land Acquisition No 3/1950 Land Division of the Supreme Court of the Gold Coast.

5. In the matter of Land Acquired for Water Works Pipe Line Between Weija and Odorkor for Water Works Extension (Land Acquisition Case 2/53) Land Division of the Supreme Court of the Gold Coast. Parties involved Gbawe Mantse Sempe Mantse James Town Mantse and 7 others dated 31/1/1955.

6. Nii Boi Quartey Gbawe Mantse Vrs the Attorney –General of the Gold Coast Suit 1/1954, The Supreme Court of Gold Coast Eastern Judicial Division on 28th June, 1954

7. K.A. Owoo-Papafio Vs. Amadu Wangara (Suit No. 107/1961), High Court, 1st February, 1963.

8. Augustus Kpakpo Brown Vs. Bosomtwi & Co. Ltd. & Nii Adam Kwatei Quartey (Suit No. L.561/81), High Court, 16th October,1992;

9. Augustus Kpakpo Brown Vs. Bosomtwi & Co. Ltd. & Nii Adam Kwatei Quartey (Civil Appeal No. 1/2001) Supreme Court, 29th May, 2002;

10. In the Matter of Consolidated Suits:

a. Nii Adotey Obour II Vs. Ikam Ltd. & 4 Others (Suit No. L.215/2001) Nii Adam Kwatei Quartey Vs. Ikam Ltd. & 2 Others (Suit No. AL. 23/2003), High Court, 11th July, 2006,

11. Nii Adote Obuor Ii Vrs Nii Adam Kwatei Quartey And Ikam Ltd & 5 others (Civil Appeal Court Suit No.HI/215/2009) dated on 5th day of May, 2009.

12. S.K. Ntiri & Naa Konkai Tawiah Vs. Gbawe Mantse & Adam Kwatei Quartey (Civil Appeal No. J4/29/2004), Supreme Court, 18th October 2006.

13. Report on Boundary Dispute Between Weija and Gbawe Stools (24th August, 2005).

14. The Republic vrs. The Director of Survey &Mapping Division of Lands Commission Ex-parte: Nii Adam Kwatei Quartey Suit No.FALM 19/12 (21st May, 2012.)

15. The Republic Vrs Lands Commission Secretariat, Land Title Registry and Nii Adam Kwatei Quartey Ex – Parte Nii Kojo Ababio V James Mantse Suit SOLM 4/2010. 16. The Republic Vrs Nii Ayikai III Akumanjay Mantse and EX Parte Nii Adam Kwatei Quartey Suit No FALM 9/13 27th March, 2013.

17. The Republic Vrs the Regional Lands Officer of Lands Commission Ex- Parte Nii Adam Kwatei Quartey High Court on the 26th July, 2016 order for Mandamus against Nii Ayikai III Akumanjay Mantse.


1. Mantse Kojo Ababio IV Vrs Nii Mensahfio Gbawe Mantse and 2 Others Interpleader Suit No 22/1922 Supreme Court of the Gold Coast Eastern Province Division.

2. John R. Quartey Vrs Nii Boi Quartey Gbawe Mantse and 3 Others Suit No 209/48 Ga Native Court Gold Coast Colony.

3. Concession Enquiry No.1075/56 dated 20th November, 1956 Gbawe Clay Field Concession Nii Boi Mantse Grantor and the Gold Coast Industrial Development Corporation Ltd Grantor, Nii Kofi Akrashie Nleshie Alata Mantse, Nii Tetteh Kpeshie II Sempe Mantse Nii Teiko Ansah II etc 2 Others Claimants in the supreme court of the gold coast eastern judicial division (land division)

4. Nii Kofi Akrashie James Town Mantse Vrs Nii Boi Quartey Mantse and 4 Others Land Acquisition No 3/1950 Land Division of the Supreme Court of the Gold Coast.

5. In the matter of Land Acquired for Water Works Pipe Line Between Weija and Odorkor for Water Works Extension (Land Acquisition Case 2/53) Land Division of the Supreme Court of the Gold Coast. Parties involved Gbawe Mantse Sempe Mantse James Town Mantse and 7 others dated 31/1/1955.

6. Nii Boi Quartey Gbawe Mantse Vrs The Attorney General Of The Gold Coast Suit 1/1954, The Supreme Court Of Gold Coast Eastern Judicial Division on 28th June, 1954

7. K.A. Owoo-Papafio Vs. Amadu Wangara (Suit No. 107/1961), High Court, 1st February, 1963.

8. Augustus Kpakpo Brown Vs. Bosomtwi & Co. Ltd. & Nii Adam Kwatei Quartey (Suit No. L.561/81), High Court, 16th October,1992;

9. Augustus Kpakpo Brown Vs. Bosomtwi & Co. Ltd. & Nii Adam Kwatei Quartey (Civil Appeal No. 1/2001) Supreme Court, 29th May, 2002;

10. In the Matter of Consolidated Suits:

a. Nii Adotey Obour II Vs. Ikam Ltd. & 4 Others (Suit No. L.215/2001)

b. Nii Adam Kwatei Quartey Vs. Ikam Ltd. & 2 Others (Suit No. AL. 23/2003), High Court, 11th July, 2006,

11. Nii Adote Obuor II Vrs Nii Adam Kwatei Quartey And Ikam Ltd & 5 others (Civil Appeal Court Suit No.HI/215/2009) dated on 5th day of May, 2009.

12. S.K. Ntiri & Naa Konkai Tawiah Vs. Gbawe Mantse & Adam Kwatei Quartey (Civil Appeal No. J4/29/2004), Supreme Court, 18th October 2006.

13. Report on Boundary Dispute Between Weija and Gbawe Stools (24th August, 2005).

14. The Republic vrs. The Director of Survey &Mapping Division of Lands Commission Exparte: Nii Adam Kwatei Quartey Suit No.FALM 19/12 (21st May, 2012.)

15. The Republic Vrs Lands Commission Secretariat, Land Title Registry and Nii Adam Kwatei Quartey Ex – Parte Nii Kojo Ababio V James Mantse Suit SOLM 4/2010. 16. The Republic Vrs Nii Ayikai III Akumanjay Mantse and EX Parte Nii Adam Kwatei Quartey Suit No FALM 9/13 27th March, 2013.

17. The Republic Vrs the Regional Lands Officer of Lands Commission Ex Parte Nii Adam Kwatei Quartey High Court on the 26th July, 2016 order for Mandamus against Nii Ayikai III Akumanjay Mantse.

18. Nii Adam Kwatei Quartey vrs Green Agricultural Farms Ltd, Nii Kojo Ababio V and Nii Ngleshie Addy V Suit No Fal 181/11 High Court on 30th October, 2019.

GBAWE KWATEI FAMILY LAND CONFIRMED BY THE SUPERIOR COURTS OF JUDICATURE, REPUBLIC OF GHANA The Gbawe Kwatei Family are the owners of a tract of land made up of all that piece or parcel of land known as Gbawe Kwatei Family lands, situate lying and being at the North –Western part of Accra and bounded on the North –East by Asere Stool Land, on the South –East by Akumanjay Stool and Sempe Stool Lands and the sakumo plains on the south –west by the Tetegbu Stream Densu River and James Town Stool Land and on the North West by Djaman Hill Aboabo Hill Kubeman Hill and Atusae Hill. And enclosing an approximate area of 9,959.139 acres of lands.


1. Gbawe Old Town

2. Gbawe Oblogo

3. Gbawe Gonsee

4. Gbawe Mallam(Sakumonaa)

5. Gbawe Djaman

6. Gbawe Boijor Odorkor

7. Gbawe Awoshie Lafa

8. Gbawe Onyaa (Anyaa)

9. Gbawe Gonn Kpataa ( Mataheko)

10. Gbawe Kpeehe

11. Gbawe Koenyo Naa (Northern part of Dansoman )

12. Gbawe Otojor (Northern part of Dansoman )

13. Gbawe Okoefioman (South Odorkor)

14. Gbawe Gon (McCarthy Hill)

15. Gbawe Kpabobo

16. Gbawe Tsileman (Tetegu)

17. Gbawe Shaajokowie (Mangoline and Mendskrom)

18. Gbawe Agblorhu (Panbros)

The Gbawe Kwatei Family hereby give notice to all occupants on the Gbawe Kwatei Family lands who have not regularized their lands to approach the Gbawe Kwatei Family for proper regularization with immediate effect. This exercise will commence from this month November till the end of the year. FAILURE TO COMPLY with this notice would result in prompt legal action.

Please take advantage of this notice to save yourself from losing your property.

Ladies and Gentlemen of the media, the Gbawe Kwatei Family also wish to inform all occupants on our lands who are yet to develop, who are developing or who have already developed their lands to take note and comply with this press release. The family will re-enter all undeveloped lands within Gbawe Communities from January, 2020.


Ladies and Gentlemen of the Media, we are by this press conference calling on James Town Alata Stool to respect the Law and Orders in this country. We thank you all for coming.

Expedite Action on our petition – Law Students to Akufo-Addo

The leadership of the National Affiliation of Regulation Students have presented a petition to President -Addo, at the Jubilee House through the Chief of Team, Abu Jinapar, requesting that he provides urgent thought to their problems.

The Association failed to current their petition on the 7th of October 2019 following the Law enforcement Company made use of drinking water canon and tear fuel to disperse them as they approached the Ceremonial entrance of the seat of ’s Presidency just after a peaceful March from the University of Legislation.

Addressing the Deputy Main of Staff members in his place of work just before the formal presentation of the petition, the leader of the Delegation, and SRC President of the Ghana University of Regulation, Jonathan Alua, claimed it is the expectation of legislation students in Ghana that the initially gentleman of the Republic will deal with their problems with all the urgency it justifies and within just fair timeslines.

The Deputy Main of Staff, Abu Jinapar in his remarks immediately after hearing the Delegation assured them that the President will definitely be offered their petition forthwith. He added that the President will give satisfactory thing to consider to their considerations as offered.

The hottest protest by the legislation learners in Ghana follows the large failure recorded at the Ghana Faculty of Law’s 2019-2020 educational yr entry evaluation, as only 128 students out of 1,820, handed this year’s entrance test.

The Delegation that presented the petition provided Jonathan Alua, SRC President , Ghana College of Regulation, Regina Amegah, student of the Ghana University of Regulation and convener of Nationwide Affiliation of Legislation Students , Kalvin Acquaye, SRC treasurer of the Ghana University of Regulation, Kobby Amoah, university student, Ghana School of Regulation, and Prince Ganaku, former LSA president of GIMPA.


Resource: Ghana/ Asare

Take public action against hijab discrimination – Chief Imam’s spokesperson to gov’t

Standard News of Sunday, 13 Oct 2019


Sheikh Armiyawo ShaibuSheikh Armiyawo Shaibu, Spokesperson of the Countrywide Main Imam

Spokesperson of the Countrywide Main Imam, Sheikh Armiyawo Shaibu is urging the authorities to take stringent motion to close in opposition to Muslim females and ladies who use hijabs ends.

He warned that if motion was not taken folks may perhaps leverage the discrimination against Muslims to perpetrate violence.

“These issues are the triggers that any evil human being can acquire edge of,” he observed.

However ’s legislation do not permit discrimination in opposition to religion, Sheikh Armiyawo Shaibu reminded that some men and continue to single out Hijab-putting on gals.

“Ghana is a circular nation, I know so all our establishments do not have procedures for discrimination. People today are hiding behind the authority of these institutions and are discriminating.”

He stressed that men and women who discriminate versus Muslim women of all ages “must be located out and dealt with publicly.”

“What are the sanctions? We want the sanctions to occur out and be designed community for the globe to know. When we do so, we will all be serving to to sanitise.”

Saturday noticed some marches towards discrimination of people who use Hijabs as part of the #HijabIsAnIdentity campaign, where by Sheikh Armiyawo Shaibu spoke.

The Peace marches were dubbed ‘The Hijab is my identity’ on some streets of Accra and Kumasi.

The convener of the march, Bashiratu Kama stated:

“We are jogging this campaign on the bedrock of the actuality that Muslim women of all ages and ladies frequently facial area discrimination and marginalisation at the function paces, in universities and other public areas which is not meant to be so.”

She stressed that Ghana’s guidelines guaranteed a ideal to faith.

Akufo-Addo is an ‘action man’ – Kumawu chief

Common News of Saturday, 12 Oct 2019


Akufo Addo  President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has cut sod for a 12 million-cedi 5.2 kilometre Kumawu town roads task in the Ashanti , in fulfilment of his guarantee to the folks and of Kumawu, Barima Sarfo Tweneboah Kodua I.

Minister of Streets and Highways, Amoako Atta recalled that on assumption of office in January 2017, Barima Kodua petitioned the President by means of the Ministry to rehabilitate Kumawu township roads.

“I am joyful to advise [you] and the men and women of Kumawu that, the governing administration has released cash for the undertaking and it is commencing now,” he stated.

Barima Kodua touted President Akufo-Addo’s achievements inside of the final 3 decades, saying “Nana Addo is on training course in fulfilling all promises built in the make-up to the 2016 general elections. This attests to the actuality that a president is an motion man” he reported.

Kumawu healthcare facility

On the concern of the stalled Kumawu healthcare facility venture, the Well being Minister, Kwaku Agyemang Manu reported the federal government has secured funds for the venture and it is anticipated to be finished in the subsequent eight months.

“Barima, the hospital job is incredibly very important and I can guarantee you that in the future 8 months it will be completed” he assured.

Expect huge infrastructure at Drobonso

In the meantime, Nana Akufo-Addo has assured the folks of Drobonso in the Ashanti Region to assume huge development below his administration.

He manufactured the assertion at a public collecting as part of his tour of the region.

The main of Drobonso Nana Dwamena Bibisiaw had before lifted concerns about safety and highway network, declaring “we have trouble with protection armed robbers have taken around the Kumawu-Drobonso road. Not too long ago, I escaped an attack”.

An apparent anxious Nana Akufo-Addo promised to strengthened protection in the area.

“I shall make certain a police automobile is delivered to you as perfectly as a district commander,” he explained to the accumulating

In the region of infrastructure, Minister for Roads and Highways Amoako Atta disclosed roads linking Drobonso and other adjoining communities have been awarded on agreement including that of inter-regional linkages.

“The 74kms Ejura-Anyoofi-Drobonso road will before long be finished. On feeder roadways Mr Amoako Atta mentioned.

He claimed the 19 kilometres Drobonso-Issahkrom and the 9.4km Drobonso-Deduako believed to cost 14.4 million cedis, is in development.

No shoddy get the job done

The minister reported the governing administration will not “entertain shoddy work opportunities.”

Nana Akufo-Addo reported he would authorize the local governing administration minister to terminate contracts of non-executing contractors declaring “I shall immediate the minister of nearby federal government and rural growth to halt all contractual arrangement with non-doing contractors”.


Minister of Education, Mathew Opoku Prempeh stated “Drobonso will shortly get a vocational Institute. Presently the governing administration has produced a boarding property for college students at the Drobonso Neighborhood working day school, and Nana can attest to the point that the challenge has started off in earnest.”

Overall health supply

Director-Standard of Ghana Overall health Service, Dr Nsiah Asare also said Drobonso and its environs would reward from the Healthcare Drone shipping and delivery assistance.

All-action Gennadiy Golovkin to step out under NY lights live on DStv

Gennadiy Golovkin returns to his favourite stomping ground of New York this weekend to combat his way back into the reckoning as a person of boxing’s ideal. He troubles Sergiy Derevyanchenko for the IBF middleweight belt, with the motion live on DStv’s 5 from 1am this Sunday.

“GGG” has slipped back again in the community consciousness soon after his disputed loss and draw with Canelo Alvarez, but, even at 37, he is eager to demonstrate that he is nevertheless the slick, savage puncher of previous. He’s opted for a unsafe foe in Derevyanchenko, a attractive boxer who, like Golovkin, was schooled in the hardy East European amateur method.

While his greatest general performance came in a split-decision loss (to Daniel Jacobs), Derevyanchenko confirmed plenty of in that outing to advise he has the instruments to difficulties Golovkin. The Kazakh has spoken up the challenge that awaits at Madison Square Back garden, but, thrillingly for followers, he’s also expressed his starvation for a knockout get.

“If you like a true fight, remember to do not overlook this,” Golovkin reported soon after his opponent experienced built crystal clear his intention to induce a significant shock. “I have the ideal opponent, Sergiy. I’ve recognised him for a lengthy time and he’s a quite very good fighter. This is a true battle. I’m a small little bit frightened since he’s great. I know his staff is really . “And I’m fearful mainly because he appears to be like excellent. He appears to be like potent. He feels it is his time suitable now. Maybe this is boxing, no person knows.”

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Global Climate Action: Youth in Kumasi make strong case for change

As aspect of endeavours to fight the outcomes of local climate alter globally, some youth groups in the region have built a robust phone to city authorities to guide the cost for improve.

The youth who have been typically United Nations Ambassadors and drawn from various tertiary establishments in Kumasi, on Friday September 27 marched through the principal streets, keeping placards to also educate the standard general on local weather-linked challenges.

The teams bundled A Rocha Ghana, its Kwame Nkrumah College of Science and Engineering Department, Youth Alliance for Inexperienced Ghana, Tropeneos Ghana, Kasa Ghana and Forest View Ghana and GYEM.

The UN has as a result of most of its 17 Sustainable Enhancement Aims, has renewed options, dialogue and motion to mitigate the effects of local weather adjust and make the earth a superior put for anyone.

These are Target 6 (Cleanse H2o and Sanitation), Aim 7(Affordable and Cleanse Electricity), Target 13(Local weather Action), Aim 14(Existence under Water), Objective 15 (Lifestyle on Land) and Aim 17 (Partnership for the Goals).

Below is the petition presented to the Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah (Hon.) and the Mayor of Kumasi, Osei Assibey Antwi (Hon.)


The youth, encouraged by our religion, brings to the awareness of the Honorable Mayor and his ready workforce that:  work

Local weather modify is the one biggest obstacle to ending poverty and guaranteeing the safety and stability of long run generations.

The influence of climate alter is most extreme for children, youth, girls and the underprivileged dwelling in severe poverty.

It is continue to in just our ability to stay clear of the worst impacts of local climate transform if all our leaders act urgently for the typical fantastic of the folks.

His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo (President of our Republic) quoted at the on-going UN Normal Assembly Summit and I estimate “Nature has been brutal this 12 months in demonstrating to us that, our Weather is modifying, and we are almost certainly pushing our planet to destruction”.

The President more indicated that, scientists have spoken on the realities of weather modify and it is time to immediate our energies to what we can and really should do to counteract the hazard, and prevent the unneeded arguments.

From the above, we, the youth (from unique establishments in Kumasi), urge you (Honorable Mayor) and your team of decision makers to just take rapid and sustained motion against human prompted local weather change. We create as anxious men and women (specifically youth of our beloved area and nation), united in recognizing that, the science is unequivocal and our happy Backyard Metropolis leaders and the citizenry will have to all respond.

Local climate change threatens Ashanti region and Ghana’s economy, national safety and community well being and safety. Some communities in the area are now encountering its impacts (our rural farmers are crying above erratic rainfall designs, metropolis dwellers are shouting about sturdy warmth waves, and there is often flooding at some major areas of the city when it rains etcetera.) Kids, youth, gals, lower-earnings and minority teams are disproportionately impacted.

At this crucial juncture in human record, the youngsters, youth, girls and the underprivileged look to you and your team to pick up the mantle of management: to consider ways to bolster, not weaken this region’s initiatives to deal with this disaster. With the eyes of youngsters, youth, women of all ages, the underprivileged and unborn generations on the lookout upon you and your group, and amidst uncertainty and worry about how your administration will deal with this concern, we request that you commence by getting the following actions:

Convey back again the glory of the when touted “Garden City” of Ghana, West Africa and Africa. Assure that, our environmentally friendly public areas are safeguarded, regreened and replanted. All our water strategies and lands that are to be protected need to not be presented to the loaded for their massive mansions to the detriment of the lousy (who experience for the duration of flooding and sickness outbreak).

Make Ashanti region a thoroughly clean power leader in Ghana and beyond. The broad bulk of the persons in the end guidance renewable electrical power use and deployment. Embrace the enormous financial prospects of transitioning to an energy-productive, very low-carbon culture. Endeavour to expand democratized clean up vitality and enhance the Yard City’s competitiveness in Ghana and further than. Bear in mind that the new technologies in electrical power can offer the youth careers (think of photo voltaic specialists and so on.).

Decrease carbon air pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels. Guarantee that, all sectors work successfully by integrating local weather transform steps into their programs. Assure us and make sure that the procedures helping to slice greenhouse gasoline emissions, control air and h2o pollution, and accelerate clear energy advancement, innovation, and careers – will remain in position and will be implemented to the latter. Get off polluting and highway unworthy vehicles from our streets. Halt bushfires and unlawful logging things to do in our moist semi-deciduous ecosystems.

Increase Ashanti region’s weather preparedness and resilience. In the earlier decades on your own, floods, droughts, and wildfires has triggered the region millions of Ghana cedis. As climate adjust proceeds to enhance the frequency and severity of these serious gatherings, so also grows the load on all taxpayers to fork out for catastrophe aid and restoration. Aid shield and fortify our communities, economic climate, and normal sources by investing in modern-day, local weather-resilient electricity, transportation, making, and h2o infrastructure.

  1. Guard scientific integrity in policymaking. Guarantee that there is scientific transparency and accountability with no any political bias. Uphold these criteria by appointing scientific advisors, company leaders who regard and count on science-based decision-making.

You have the assist of the the vast majority of firms, religious leaders, experts, law enforcement agencies, and citizens to reply to the threats posed by weather modify by cutting down carbon pollution and expanding cleanse power. We urge you to come to a decision these days to make a solid case for youngsters, youth, females, underprivileged, and our Local climate by addressing our problems. Try to remember that the youth of these days and small children nonetheless unborn will be seeing with keen eyes.

All Concerned Youth Ashanti Location on the event of World wide Local climate Strike

The group afterwards planted mahogany tree seedlings to crown the function.

Identical youth climate marches were being replicated in the Higher Accra and the Savanna locations of the country.

Resource: Ghana/ Ama Bonsu

Accra youth groups demand action plan on climate change

Samuel Dodoo, GNA

Accra, Sept. 23,
GNA – A coalition of youth of Accra have demanded an bold motion
program to mitigate climate transform in the country.

They also pressured
the need to have for stakeholders to stimulate motion amongst plan makers and
enhancement companions to just take pragmatic actions to prevent the worst impact of
weather change for the typical fantastic of the globe.

The youth teams
who embarked on a peaceful march in Accra are manufactured up of Abibiman Basis,
Youthful Reporters for the Surroundings, Ghana, Motion Support, Ghana, Environmentally friendly Way
Worldwide, and college of the Kinbu Senior Substantial College.

They presented a
petition to the Minister of Ecosystem, Science, Technological know-how and Innovation, Mr
Kwabena Frimpong Boateng by means of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly and was
acquired by Mrs Levina Korama Owusu, the Acting Director of the Ministry.

The petitioners
demanded: “We want a clean up surroundings devoid of carbon air pollution and
Authorities need to set in steps and procedures to minimizing emission, the place

Political and
private sector leaders need to be certain we have enough normal landscape to take in
and retail store climate emissions.

“Our pure
sources have to be safeguarded for their various advantages and not haphazardly
exploited in a method that destroys our socio-ecological integrity for a
harmonious ecosystem for all.”

Mr Kenneth Nana
Amoateng, the Officer of the Abibiman Basis in an
job interview with the Ghana Information Company referred to as on authorities to tackle the
environmental difficulties posed by desertification and weather adjust, these types of as
indoor kitchen area pollution that killed women and little ones, the maximize in
erosion, flooding and de-afforestation.

He urged countrywide
leaders to set actions in put to halt all actions that contributed to
climate adjust and promoted sustainable choices.

Ms Ellen Lindspy
Awuku, he Nationwide Coordinator of the Youthful Reporters for the Setting,
Ghana stated “We are concerned about the unfriendly residing ailments induced by
local weather alter, because we the youth are the vulnerable types.”

She claimed local weather
steps ought to be prioritised and captured in budgets so as to deliver resources to
carry out pursuits to prevent the affect of weather adjust in communities.

Mr Mohammed Adjei
Sowah, the Accra Metropolitan Main Govt stated the Assembly considered the
advancement of the youth as important and as this sort of launched a variety of
initiatives like the C40 Local weather Adjust Resilience Techniques to increase
their residing disorders.

He said the start
of the greening project in Accra, the provision of home bins and the
advertising of squander segregation in educational institutions were some of the on-likely initiatives
put in put to increase environmental ailments in the metropolis.

Mr Sowah said with
the initiatives in position it was now the obligation of the agencies under
the Ministry of Natural environment, Science, Technological innovation and Innovation to make certain their


Nigeria shuts Action Against Hunger aid group ‘for feeding militants’

’s military has stopped the work of worldwide NGO Motion Towards Hunger accusing it of giving a militant Islamist team with foods and medicine.

The military explained it had warned the NGO versus “aiding and abetting” Boko Haram in north-east Nigeria.

In opposition to Hunger, which denies the accusations, suggests its “life-conserving assistance” to vulnerable individuals has now been place “into jeopardy”.

Boko Haram’s 10-yr marketing campaign of terror has still left much more than 30,000 persons useless.

Far more than two million men and have also been displaced.

A community of NGOs is assisting the government in supporting individuals who have been forced from their homes.

This is the very first time the navy has explicitly named an assist organisation it accuses of sabotaging the army’s counter-terrorism functions in the , reports the BBC’s Chris Ewokor.

In a statement, Action From Hunger mentioned it “delivers neutral, impartial and unbiased humanitarian assist to thousands and thousands of people in Borno condition by giving fundamental companies to the most vulnerable people, primarily ladies and children”.

It stated it experienced been informed by soldiers with no any discover to shut its business in the cash of Borno state, Maiduguri.

In July, the Paris-based mostly charity claimed 6 of its help employees had been kidnapped in Nigeria.

The six abductees appeared on a video clip, with just one of them contacting on the Nigerian govt and international community to intervene. Their whereabouts are still mysterious.

No team has claimed it was behind the kidnapping.

In 2015, Boko Haram seized handle of substantially of Borno condition, and distribute its actions to neighbouring nations around the world.

A counter-insurgency by the army led to a lot of that territory remaining recaptured. But the militants have occur to depend more on suicide bombings and kidnappings in latest years.

Just one of its most infamous assaults was on a faculty in Chibok, north-east Nigeria, when 276 schoolgirls have been kidnapped. Many of them have been freed, but the whereabouts of much more than 100 are nonetheless unfamiliar.

Because 2013, Boko Haram are considered to have kidnapped additional than 1,000 men and women.


Resource: BBC

Pass the Affirmative Action Bill now – Mrs Opare to government

Politics of Thursday, 19 September 2019


Constitution AmendmentMrs Joana Adzoa spoke to the push in Accra

Mrs Joana Adzoa Opare, Previous Chair, Affirmative Motion Legislation, National Working Committee, has termed on the government to quick keep track of the passage of the Affirmative Motion Bill.

She explained the Monthly bill, when passed, would go a lengthy way to assure the accomplishment of gender equality in political, social, financial, and academic spheres in modern society.

Affirmative Action is a set of wanted actions built to accurate history of systematic discrimination and exclusion of women in the decision-creating process.

At a push meeting in Accra on Wednesday, Mrs Opare stated the Bill sought to advertise a progressive increase in lively participation of ladies in general lifestyle from a minimum amount of 30 per cent to a parity of 50 per cent by 2030 in line with the Sustainable Progress Ambitions.

She named for laws on Affirmation Action that spelt out gender issues, which governments would be held accountable for, if not executed.

She claimed the Draft Monthly bill (2018), however to be submitted to Cabinet, experienced 36 clauses and six schedules to reach targets, next analysis, and had a memorandum which outlined in depth its function and design and offers in depth history and justification.

Women’s equivalent participation in conclusion earning was not only a need for simple or democracy, but also a required affliction for their curiosity to be taken into account, she mentioned.

“Without the energetic participation of gals and the incorporation of women’s standpoint at all degrees of determination building, the objectives of equality, enhancement and peace, cannot be accomplished, and improvement interventions and scheduling will not accomplish sustainable success.”

Mrs Opare mentioned that socio-economic road blocks, women’s lower placement in community lifestyle, concentrations of training, money, and constrained accessibility to leadership roles ended up some of the barriers to females participation in conclusion creating.

She reported out of a Parliament of 275, only 38 are females, in a place where 51.2 for each cent of the populace are females, which essential to be enhanced.

The Monthly bill, when passed, would endorse democracy and excellent governance, equivalent participation, diversity in governance, option enhancement paradigms, enhanced delivery of social products and services, and relationship in between authorities and neighborhood communities, she stated.

“Statistics exhibit that at the area stages there were 5,681 men as versus 413 ladies at the district assembly level, which is the simple level of governance in the region, while at the device committee stage there are 344 gals as from 5,034 men…,” Mrs Opare stated.

The Affirmative Action Monthly bill, when passed, would make certain political mobilisation, increased gender and delicate practices, carry changes in people’s attitudes toward the natural environment, and deepen democracy and social transformation between other factors.

Mrs Irene Aborchie-Nyame (Esq), Government Member, FIDA, , reported
females for so long had been discriminated in opposition to, which was a violation of the Constitution, adding that the Monthly bill would advantage the region commonly and not gals by itself.

“Discrimination, specifically historic discrimination, can not correct by itself. It will just take pragmatic efforts on the side of the condition to bring about modify. The condition wants to go the Bill to get rid of, to some extent, institutional discrimination.”

Mr Manasseh Azure Awuni, a Journalist, urged the media to enable market the passage of the Invoice by believing in it.

He urged them to be aware in their programming, be culturally delicate, stay away from serious advocacy, know how to goal the suitable individuals at every stage of the Bill, and be conversant with its material.

Unions, civil societies maintain nationwide street action in Burkina Faso


Unions civil societies action in Burkina Faso

information, tale, article

16, (Xinhua/GNA) – Many trade union teams and civil modern society organizations
preserved on Monday a nationwide street demonstration against the federal government,
irrespective of its prohibition in the capital, Ouagadougou.

Demonstrators have
defied Burkina authorities that prohibited the demonstration dependent on safety
troubles in the terrorist attack-vulnerable place and on non-compliance with

This Monday early morning,
demonstrators have been heading to the gathering issue Bourse du Travail from
the place the demonstration begun.

“To start with, it is
a dilemma of demanding the motivation of the federal government to consider actions to
make certain the ideal of the population to protection, to cease promptly mass and
targeted assassinations, to dismantle loss of life squads, to convey to victims
of the assassinations, and also to the withdrawal of international armed service
forces from our territory,” organizers reported.


Minister Wants Action Expedited On IRECOP In The Ashanti Region

Ashanti Regional Minister, Hon. Simon Osei MensahAshanti Regional Minister, Hon. Simon Osei Mensah

The Ashanti Regional Minister, Hon. Simon Osei Mensah has put a distress connect with for Zoomlion to velocity up the procedure in setting up its’s Built-in Recycling and Compost Plant (IRECOP) in the Ashanti Location to assist handle the too much to handle waste being produced in the location.

The Ashanti Regional Funds, Kumasi which is the 2nd-greatest metropolis in the nation generates a complete of 1,500 tons of squander at a least without any recycling plant to sustainably deal with the waste created each day.

The only landfill which receives municipal reliable squander in the Kumasi metropolis is the Oti Landfill which is now comprehensive to potential posing overall health menace to people as leachate from the waste is closely polluting h2o bodies in the .


The disposal of liquid squander immediately into h2o bodies has also come to be a norm in the region as cesspit vehicles line – up to get turns to dislodge faecal subject into these h2o bodies which authorities have described as a public health menace pending explosion.

The Regional Minister created the connect with throughout a familiarization tour by a joint parliamentary pick out committee on Sanitation, Drinking water Sources, Surroundings, Science and Technological know-how, Neighborhood governing administration, Performs and Housing of the region to ascertain its squander and environmental sanitation ailments. The joint parliamentary select committee inspected the Integrated Recycling and Compost plant and commended Zoomlion Ghana Constrained for creating these types of a impressive squander restoration and recycling complex in the region which will undertake the functionality of managing equally stable and liquid squander.

The committee was having said that amazed that federal government is yet to indicator an off-taker settlement to start utilizing the facility like the a person which was commissioned by the Vice President Dr. Mahamoud Bawumia’s business office in April this yr in .

The parliamentary find committee was apprehensive about the bureaucratic character of carrying out factors even in up to date moments to the influence that the IRECOP in Accra has not obtained government’s off-taker doc signed.

The Regional Minister explained the Zoomlion was now also constructing a 10.5-kilometer asphalt to permit straightforward obtain to the recycling facility which is about to be commissioned.

The leader of the delegation, Hon. Nana Amoako, Member of Parliament for Upper Denkyira East, indicated that into consideration what has transpired to Kpone landfill web page in Accra not long ago, there was the urgent have to have to acquire quick and pragmatic steps to offer sustainable solutions to squander administration difficulties in the country.

He reported catastrophe awaits the nation considering the modern ignition of flames at the Kpone landfill web site and the present-day devastating ailment of the Oti Landfill in the Ashanti Location.

The High quality Assurance Supervisor of the Kumasi Built-in Recycling and Compost Plant (KCARP), Dr. Glen Kwabena Gyimah in an job interview stated that the facility will deliver a multi-purpose function of dealing with both equally reliable and liquid waste.

He stated the facility is created up of many recycling units which will approach a total of 2,500 tons of waste per working day.

















I’m a victim of collective action — Dismissed Deputy CEO of NYA cries out

Richard Joojo Obeng, a single of the Deputy Main Executive Officers (CEOs) of the Countrywide Youth Authority (NYA), has indicated he has finished practically nothing erroneous but he has been simply because of “collective action”.

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Mr Obeng, who was in cost of Finance and Administration at
the NYA, has responded to his dismissal by stating that he experienced no hand in
alleged procurement breaches at the NYA.

According to him, he refused to at any time approve any payments
involving a firm that experienced been contracted to coach some youth in
streetlights repairs.

“I refused to at any time approve any payments supposed to
that company (Prefos). I did not approve the above one million and 8 hundred
thousand Cedis (GHC 1.8 million). I basically stopped the payment voucher
masking that transaction and locked it up,” Mr Obeng wrote.

He went on to expose that he is unable to say why the cheque
was created regardless of the payment voucher acquiring been blocked, urging
investigators and prosecutors to appear into the issue.

The dismissed deputy CEO even more disclosed that his
expert tips relating to the deal with Prefos was disregarded by the CEO,
Emmanuel Sin-nyet Asigri.

“…I discharged my duties with the maximum degree of
patriotism and integrity and did not trouble even if it meant turning into a sufferer
of collective motion this sort of as this,” Mr Obeng wrote on Fb.

Mr Obeng, alongside with his other deputy and the CEO, was dismissed by the President by the Youth and Athletics Isaac Asiamah.

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No cause has been presented but Mr Obeng write up would seem to
validate the rumour that they have been dismissed because of procurement
breaches involving the award of a agreement to Prefos to educate some 5 hundred
youths in streetlight repairs.

Source: Zoure/2019

Contracts for Sale Documentary: CSOs demand substantive action

Accra, Aug. 23, GNA
– The CSO Coalition operating against Corruption on Friday welcomed government’s
prompt action to suspend the Main Govt Officer, Community Procurement
Authority (PPA), Mr A.B. Adjei, adhering to the “Contracts for Sale”
by Manasseh Azure Awuni.

A assertion issued
by the Coalition and copied to the Ghana Information Agency mentioned the documentary
portrayed shocking revelations about the conduct of the principal regulator of
the PPA, the prospective considerable abuse of the complete general public procurement chain
and dissipation of community assets.

It named on the
appropriate authorities to guarantee that investigations were carried to the
letter and all these located culpable prosecuted.

It mentioned the Board could
not be left blameless in the complete contracting saga as revelations designed in the
documentary elevated concerns about its understanding of the Conflict of Curiosity
injunction imposed by Short article 284 of the 1992 Structure and how to handle

“We commend the
Auditor Common and the Office environment of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) for swiftness
and simply call on them to direct their assets to investigating all contracts
awarded applying any other methods other than competitive tendering underneath the
stewardship of the present-day Board and Mr A.B Adjei,” it said.

“We are also of
the view that staff of the numerous Ministries, Departments and Businesses
(MDAs) may possibly be complicit in a attainable grand plan to corrupt the general public
procurement method.”

The statement termed
on the OSP and Audit Services to increase their investigations to the MDAs where by
restricted tenders and single sourced contracts may well have been fastened in favour
of corporations joined to staff of individuals MDAs.

The investigative
bodies need to, as a matter of urgency, contemplate the checking of the property
and accounts of folks implicated to ensure the State was ready to recover
any monies appropriated illegally.

“Even even though
CSOs recognise the prompt motion of governing administration on the matter, we persuade the
President and government to go the complete 9 yards with this scenario as the latest
record of investigations into alleged corrupt conducts of large-profile
governing administration appointees have not yielded encouraging outcomes as considerably as the struggle
towards corruption is concerned,” it stated.

The assertion reported
the Coalition would keep an eye on intently the endeavours of all businesses involved to
be certain was served.

The Coalition
contain the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), the Media Basis for West
Africa (MFWA), the Middle for Democratic Progress (CDD-Ghana), the Ghana
Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC) and the Citizen’s Movement versus Corruption.

The relaxation are the
Africa Centre for Regulation and Accountability (ACILA), Amnesty
Intercontinental, SEND–GHANA, Parliamentary Community Africa and Penplusbyte.


SuperSport scores Carabao Cup and EFL action – starting tonight on DStv and GOtv!

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The broadcasts begin with a cracking match-up among Huddersfield City and Fulham which will be stay on all DStv deals and accessible to GOtv Max and GOtv Moreover shoppers. Viewers can view the clash on SS10 (DStv channel 210), Decide on 2 (GOtv channel 132) at 6:45pm.

The Sky Wager Championship is the greatest division of the English Soccer League and second-best in England after the Leading League.

Showcased in the 2019/20 period include Leeds United, Derby County, Cardiff Town and Queens Park Rangers.

The Carabao Cup will also aspect together with SuperSport’s other football properties.

Fixtures for Round Two of the opposition will just take position on Tuesday 27 August and Wednesday 28 August and provisional fixtures include QPR versus Portsmouth, Fulham from Southampton and Nottingham Forest from Derby County.

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Cluster on Decentralisation and Citizens’ Participation call for passage of Affirmative Action Bill

By Patience Gbeze, GNA

Accra, Aug. 13,
GNA – Civil Society Organisations on Decentralisation and Citizens’
has called on the Minister for Gender, Young children and Social
Safety to lay the Affirmative Motion Monthly bill prior to Parliament as soon as it
resumes from recess.

It also named
the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo to use his position as the African
Union Gender Champion and Co-Chair of the Sustainable Improvement Plans to
double his efforts to reaching the established targets by passing the Affirmative
Motion Monthly bill.

“We have experienced
guarantees, assurances, pronouncements and proclamations produced in election yr
soon after election yr with quite very little action taken to deal with the systemic
inequalities that avert women staying aspect of the choice-making procedures,”
Ms Efua Edith Chidi, the Co-Convener, CSOs Cluster on Decentralisation and
Participation, said.

She was
speaking at a media briefing organised by the group to categorical their
displeasure about the inactions of federal government to aid the passage of the
Affirmative Action Monthly bill for the previous 13 several years.

She said the
Bill when handed would accelerate Ghana’s efforts at assembly Sustainable Improvement
Aim 5 goal of Gender Parity in conclusion generating by 2030 and the African Union
Gender Agenda of 50-50 illustration of each males and females in determination-producing.

“Also, women’s
illustration in provider, impartial constitutional bodies, boards of
point out establishments and political get-togethers will be tremendously enhanced. This will
call for our authorities to be certain gender representation at all levels of
governance and decision–making and as perfectly handle social and financial gaps or

“We want to
remind government that 1992 Structure gives the foundation for affirmative
motion legislation Report 17, clause 4a states that ‘Nothing in this Short article shall
stop Parliament from enacting legislation that are moderately important to offer
for the implementation of guidelines and programmes aimed at redressing civil and
political, cultural, social, econo0mic and instructional imbalance in the
Ghanaian society”.

Ms Chidi mentioned
they had been extremely worried that the Affirmative Motion Monthly bill which was stated
as 1 of the charges on the agenda for the past session of Parliament did not
see the light of the working day considering the fact that it was not laid right before Parliament went on recess
this August.

She stated a few
weeks ago, they issued a assertion calling on the Minister of Gender to do the
needed because of diligence and present the bill to Parliament once again but nothing at all
was finished.

She mentioned lots of
African countries these types of as Rwanda, Uganda, Malawi and Guinea Bissau who commenced
the Affirmative Action journey afterwards than Ghana have passed the monthly bill and
started off implementing with impressive progress.

“In June this
year, Guinea Bissau handed their Gender Equality Law and subsequently appointed
50 for every cent girls and 50 per cent adult men to cupboard positions. Other African
nations have demonstrated how their governments have been dedicated to
making certain gender equality in their political space”.

Ms Chidi explained
soon after more than a 10 years of action and attempts by the liable Ministry and other
stakeholders, it is quite disappointing that the Invoice has in no way been laid in
Parliament, including that Ghana has the demanded technical and resource capacity
to have concluded, handed and implemented the Bill.

She named on
govt to prioritise the Affirmative Action Monthly bill so that they nation would
not drop out from the anticipated gains of the Bill.

She said the
group would embark on a walk on August 30 in Accra and September 7 in Tamale to
press even more their and draw awareness of the general public and the authorities
to accelerate the passage of the Affirmative Action Bill and called for media
assist to accomplish that target.

Ghana has
dedicated to Affirmative Action by signing and endorsing numerous conventions
including the Convention on Elimination of all kinds of Discrimination towards
Gals (CEDAW), Beijing Platform for Motion, the SDGs and the Commonwealth Prepare
of Action on Gender Equality which established a least concentrate on of 30 per cent of gals
in selection earning posture by 2015, among others.

Ms Eunice
Agbenyadzi, the Gender Equality Social Inclusion Manager, Star Ghana
Basis, stated Affirmative action consists of steps that assist leveling the
taking part in industry for people or teams to take part in choice-creating
method and known as for consented initiatives to make certain that there is inclusion in
all factor of governance.

“We comprehend
that it is on the concern of electric power, but we also realize that it gains all
and if a single segment of the inhabitants is remaining behind, then we are missing out in
the discourse,” she explained.

Mr Frank Wilson
Bodza, the Programme Supervisor for Governance – Women in Law and Development in
Africa (WILDAF Ghana), claimed community curiosity rules have develop into a mantra for
political functions in Ghana and named on all to be a part of the campaign to aid
the passage of the Invoice.


CSOs push for passage of Affirmative Action Bill

The CSO Clusters on Decentralization and Citizens Participation, in partnership with other society teams, have supplied governing administration a two-7 days ultimatum to make sure that the Action Monthly bill is passed.

The Coalition claims the delay in the of the Bill is a worry for improvement companions and Ghanaians who have followed with keen desire, the processes in the direction of the of the Affirmative Motion Regulation for Ghana.

Co-Convenor for the Coalition, Efua Chidi reported successive governments have been lackadaisical about the passage of the Affirmative Action Bill.

“If you appear at our legal guidelines, especially the Affirmative Action Monthly bill, we know that the action to work on the Monthly bill started way back again in 2011 and after that we have experienced quite a few Expenses passed but that is a single region that we do not see any government’s determination on. So our concern is, is our government not involved about difficulties concerning gals and the fewer privileged? Is it that they have resolved to ignore us absolutely? Is it that the clauses in the Bill are as well a lot for any authorities to take care of?”

The Affirmative Motion Monthly bill, which has experienced a number of setbacks for about 10 decades now, seeks to enhance the participation of ladies in determination generating.

It supplies for 40 % illustration and participation of ladies in governance, positions of electrical power and selection making.

The Bill is at this time before the Parliament of Ghana for consideration.

Out of 275 Users in the Parliament of Ghana, only 38 are women of all ages, representing a marginal 13.8 percent of the whole quantity of Members of Parliament.

Cyber Security In Ghana: Talk Or Action?

Cisco defines cyber security as “the follow of shielding programs, networks, and applications from electronic attacks”. Cyber security has turn into an necessary element of our daily digital and cyber lifetime. In today’s globe where our each day life are hinged on linked units, world-wide-web and digital systems, the will need for cyber safety awareness is paramount. In the cyber space, the destruction that a cyber protection breach can lead to can be large than the dropping of an atomic bomb into a city. Highly developed cyber defense packages reward every person whether or not you are in a tech savvy particular person, a particular person who is usually linked to the world-wide-web, federal government, plan makers or the standard person on the road.

In accordance to the Cybercrime Device of the Criminal Investigation Office of the Ghana Law enforcement Provider, Ghana missing about USD 105 million to cybercrime at the finish of 2018. These figures are the official data from the nation’s elite device fighting cybercrime. In the past 12 months (2017), Ghana dropped a little around USD 69 million to cybercrime. These figures could be double as opposed to what have been claimed. This is since most corporations do not report breaches thanks to cyberattack for worry of dropping their shoppers. For some time now, Ghana has been combating what I time period the incredibly minimal-level cybercrime recognized in our neighborhood palace as “Sakawa” or “yahoo yahoo”. In this fashionable globe, hackers are thieving knowledge from international locations, intellectual houses, top secret codes nukes, etc.


In this portion of the earth, our governments see cyber safety threats as secondary when compared to gorilla warfare’s or terrorist assaults which are rear. Governments have invested massively into obtaining arms, fighter jets, and forming substantial armies to shield it land, sea and air. What about forming an army for the cyber room? The absence of cyber military could be attributed to the truth that the leaders or politicians do not see these threats with their bodily eyes and the degree of destructions it can cause. Not to fault them, it is in most scenarios, not visible to see the threats that is induced by cyber threats. But as we transfer in the direction of additional innovative networked metropolitan areas with solid electronic footprints, we must start out to get worried about the threats cyber security arrives with. In these days, water techniques, electrical energy grid programs, site visitors control techniques, Toll selection devices just to point out a couple are becoming managed through remote networked programs. Any breach in any of these programs could have a catastrophic influence on an overall country.

Ghana is the 9th rated nation with greatest social media presence by its citizens. This displays the extent of net penetration and its use in Ghana. Also, we ranked 89th (2018) on the world wide cyber stability index initiative of the Global Telecommunication Union (ITU). On the African continent, Ghana ranks 11th with Mauritius, Kenya and Rwanda buying the initially 3 positions. On the global entrance, Ghana is classified as a “medium” amount of determination. In this class, we are element of nations around the world that have designed sophisticated commitments and engaged in cybersecurity software and initiatives. This categorization places us at much with countries these as Iran, South , Cyprus, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Greece, Malta, Czech Republic, Morocco, Iceland and Nigeria just to mention a number of. A assessment of the indicators that goes into the categorization are the authorized frameworks and establishments obtainable in a place to deal with cyber security and cybercrimes, Specialized institutions readily available in a nation to deal with cybercrime, Organizational functionality and coverage coordination’s, Capacity constructing of professionals dealing immediately with cyber stability and their know-how, and finally cooperation with companions, international locations and sharing details with networks.

A watchful critique of these 5 pillars offers a trace about what could have accounted for Ghana’s fantastic demonstrating on the Cyber Safety Global index. For starters, Ghana just lately released an enhanced Ghana Countrywide Cyber Safety Policy & Strategy which aspects of the establishments that would be developed and the legal frameworks. This followed by the appointment of a countrywide Cyber Protection Advisor and the environment up of the Cyber Security Council, Countrywide Cyber Protection Center, Countrywide Pc Stability Incidence Reaction Workforce (CSIRT) and the National Cyber Stability Policy Working Team. The setting up of these establishments helped in boosting our position.

Ghana, currently being effectively-known for having guide in ratifying UN/AU conventions, did not disappoint and became the 5th nation on the African continent to have acceded to the conference on Cybercrime in December 2018 just after Mauritius, Senegal, Cape Verde and Morocco. Ghana has also ratified the African Union Conference on Cyber Security & Own Data Safety, also identified as the Malabo Convention. Aside from ratifying conventions and placing up institutions, what are the actions being place in put to safeguard the governing administration, community and non- sector from knowledge breaches, and reduction of monies from cybercrime. As a cyber stability fanatic, I can see the want to build a cybercrime device within the Ghana Armed Forces. This unit must be equipped and properly trained to guard the cyber room of Ghana. Recruitment into this unit should not be primarily based on any actual physical looks (height and constructed) but instead on the intellect. The most good computer system science/engineering learners from out nations universities should really be poached and recruited into this device, educate them and continue to keep them off the community eye. If the almighty United states of america can converse of Russian interference in their elections, then it would be incredibly straightforward for a North Korean or even a Ghanaian hacker to hack into our elections and transform final results in favor of a applicant. We are establishing a entire world class Nationwide ID process which is going to interlink other expert services, it is time to safeguard the large details that is currently being collected by the NIA. Just not too long ago Bulgaria had a breach of a national character where about 5 million individual info of tax payers’ particulars were being stolen.

It is thought that cyber warfare’s and defenses are done in the quiet, but it is my hope that Ghana is not just making the establishments, ratifying the protocols and likely to slumber but somewhat placing in the tough operate by creating the human source, creating a sturdy cyber safety military which can fight off any offensive from any country when the need to have arises.

Writer: Samuel Hanson Hagan, Member of Institute of ICT Experts Ghana, and a Telecommunications Expert

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