Okyenhene Raises Red Flag Over Mining


Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin

The Okyenhene, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin has urged President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to rescind his decision of introducing local community mining following taking a bold move to cease illegal mining popularly regarded as galamsey.

Speaking at the launch of the tree planting undertaking in Kyebi, the Municipal funds of Abuakwa South in the Eastern Area, he said the digging of pits has started yet again in Osino adhering to a authorities conclusion to embark on local community mining.

“What is worrying is that, if you have quit ‘galamsey’ in the state why do you make a U-turn to begin. The pits in Kyebi, which have been dug as a outcome of illegal mining actions are nevertheless to be covered consequently there is no need to worsen the case by introducing local community mining, I really do not get it,” he emphasised.

In accordance to him, he and his entourage will satisfy with the President to have a talk on his selection as he thinks the introduction of community mining is a subject which ought to be presented complete thought thanks to its likely unfavorable effects on society.

“Community mining will not assist us and I never feel anybody can boast about galamsey as a working a single does. We will need to focus on the planting of trees which have various constructive rewards for the younger generation” he added.

The tree planting project is an initiative of the Akyeam Presbytery.

About 10,000 trees are predicted to be planted inside the Akyeam enclave below the task.

BY Daniel Bampoe

Be bold, tell authorities the truth – Okyenhene urges the media


Standard News of Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Source: Graphic.com.gh

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The Okyenhene, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin, has urged the Ghanaian media to be daring and discuss truth to power.

He said it was by speaking the reality to authority that issues would modify for the superior for the nation.

“One issue about the media is that you want to have bravery. Citizens will have to challenge politicians to account but the media will also have to create and communicate truth of the matter to electric power. In spots your voice could be lonely, it may not be recognised, it may perhaps be misunderstood but speak in any case, mainly because talking and producing will improve points,” he claimed.

Osagyefuo Ofori Panin made the call as the guest speaker at the next awards ceremony organised by the Japanese Regional Chapter of the Ghana Journalists Affiliation (GJA) in Koforidua final Friday at which seven outstanding journalists and some personalities who had contributed to the development of the location had been honoured.

The ceremony was on the theme: “Securing a malaria-no cost Ghana, the position of the media”.

Environment

Turning to the ecosystem, the Okyenhene taken care of his solid stance in opposition to functions that resulted in environmental degradation.

He identified as for an attitudinal transform to difficulties about the setting, stating if the persons did not do that, no drugs could make Ghana malaria-no cost.

Osagyefuo Ofori Panin urged the media to sign up for the nationwide crusade towards malaria eradication.

The Okyenhene explained unlawful mining was a major bring about of malaria as the deserted ponds served as breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

The Okyenhene, on the other hand, encouraged the governing administration to present choice livelihoods for the massive quantity of the unemployment youth who ended up engaged in unlawful mining.

Positive contribution

The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Eric Kwakye Darfour, recommended journalists in the location, in specific, and Ghana in common for their positive contribution towards nationwide improvement and urged them to sustain the development.

The Eastern Location Chairman of the GJA, Mr Maxwell Kudekor, famous with worry that journalists in the location did not attach unique relevance to the protection of malaria even although the area led in malaria prevalence in the country.

He claimed the authorities spent $6.5 million per year on malaria procedure and avoidance, incorporating that the illness affected efficiency and business enterprise enhancement.

Thriving organisation The President of the GJA, Mr Roland Affail Monney, recommended the executive of the Japanese Regional Chapter of the GJA for properly organising the function.

Awards

Seven awards had been offered in the aggressive categories while two other media properties, Starr Television and Myfm, in Koforidua were honoured as the most promising media homes in the region.

Okyenhene Urges Journalists – DailyGuide Network


OKYENHENE OSAGYEFUO Amoatia Ofori Panin has urged journalists to produce favourable stories about Ghana somewhat than propagating detrimental information about personalities.

Speaking at the just-ended Jap Regional Ghana Journalists Affiliation (GJA) awards, he claimed journalism was a noble profession.

“Journalism is a noble occupation, so you should enable us discuss truth to power and produce excellent stories to tell and to entertain. Support us, my buddies, not to generate destructive stories about personalities that you will not like,” he said.

He additional that “the individuals who have pass-as a result of this affiliation have been fantastic guys and ladies of the earlier, and that, I urged you to carry on functioning difficult for this country to be reworked.”

BY Daniel Bampoe

Planting For Food & Jobs Is Our Future – Okyenhene


Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin

The OKYENHENE, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin, has mentioned that Government’s flagship agricultural task, the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) is the upcoming for folks in the Akyem Abuakwa Conventional Location.

In accordance to him, “Planting for food stuff and work opportunities, I will say all over again and all over again is our potential and not community mining.”

He extra that “Our possibility is planting for food and work since it’s sustainable.”

The Okyenhene mentioned that indigenes of Akyem Abuakwa would consider pride in developing foodstuffs these types of as maize, rice, between other folks.

He mentioned that investment decision in agriculture was major, describing PFJ as the greatest agricultural policy ever.

The Okyenhene designed the remarks when the Minister of Lands and Pure Means, Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh, paid a courtesy phone on him at his Palace at Kyebi on Monday, July 29, 2019.

Government introduced the Local community Mining scheme soon after it lifted the ban on illegal mining as portion of endeavours to market liable and sustainable mining.

But the Okyenhene was of the robust conviction that “Community Mining and Planting for Meals and Jobs can not co-exist.”

BY Melvin Tarlue

Okyenhene destools Hemang Chief over ‘uncustomary conduct’


Okyenhene destools Hemang Chief over ‘uncustomary conduct’

The Okyenhene, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin has destooled the Chief of Hemang, Osabarima Professor Mirikissi Apori Atta.

The chief was destooled on Monday, 1st July 2019 at the Ofori Panin Fie, Kyebi in the Japanese Location.

This follows issues of uncustomary conduct and harassment of the folks of Dome and Gyampomani and his alleged unlawful claim of ownership of lands in the two villages.

The Main of Hemang upon a petition by the folks of Dome and Gyampomanin was invited to answer expenses prior to the Kyebi Govt Council.

The Hemanghene even so is documented to have disregarded the customs of the land and the summons on him to seem just before the Akyem Abuakwa Condition Council.

He is mentioned to have subsequently published a letter addressed to the Council by means of his lawyers, to issue the Council’s jurisdiction of deciding issues relating to Hemang lands.

The Okyenhene consequently took the decision to destool him in the presence of Daasebre Boamah Darko, Adontenhene and Kukurantumihene, the Oseawuohene and Wankyihene, Daasebre Asumadu Appiah, associates of the Kyebi Govt Council, Kingmakers and reps of the Hemang stool.

The Okyenhene condemned the unruly, uncustomary and disrespectful carry out of the Hemanghene.

He stated, the Hemanghene by disrespecting the summons to show up right before him has acted in breach of his customary oath and is for that reason unfit to hold himself as Main of Hemang.

The Gyaasehene of Kyebi, Barima Amoako Darko Ampem poured libation and slaughtered a sheep to give customary validity to the destoolment process.

By this choice, the Kingmakers of the Hemang stool are beneath customary obligation to current a new applicant for set up as Main of Hemang within 40 times.

GIADEC Board Visits Okyenhene – DailyGuide Network


The Board of Directors and the Administration of the freshly recognized Ghana Integrated Aluminium Development Corporation (GIADEC), have compensated a courtesy contact on the Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin, and members of the Okyenman Council, at his Palace, at Ofori Paninfie in Kyebi.

The delegation for the stop by was led by the Board Chairman Dr. Anthony Oteng-Gyasi, and the Main Government Officer, Michael Ansah.

They utilised the event to transient the Okyenhene on the operations of the Corporation given that inception and how GIADEC was positioning by itself to assure the advancement of a vivid built-in aluminium market in Ghana, totally harnessing the nation’s Bauxite means, and anchored on deep neighborhood engagement and the tenets of responsible mining and environmental sustainability.

The delegation also employed the event to request information and assistance from the Okyenhene as GIADEC progresses with its operations, including perform in the Kyebi place, which has Bauxite deposits.

The Osagyefo in his opinions, welcomed the delegation to Ofori Paninfie.

He welcomed the target the Authorities has presented to building an Integrated Aluminium Industry anchored on utilising the nations Bauxite reserves, and confident the delegation of his support for this essential strategic initiative.

He nonetheless urged the Company to hold typical engagements with the impacted communities and steer clear of practises that could pollute drinking water bodies serving inhabitants in these parts and beyond, or any steps that would degrade the natural environment.

Speaking about the Atewa forest in specific, he pressured the need to have for efficient steps to be put in spot to make sure that the dual plans of harnessing Ghana’s bauxite reserves for financial reward, would at the similar time final result in sustainable mining tactics that would ensure the comprehensive safety of the surroundings.

The Board Chairman, Dr Oteng-Gyasi, in his reaction, certain the Osagyefo that mining in the Atewa forest in distinct, and other destinations in Ghana, would be carried out with very demanding adherence to sustainable mining principles.

He gave an enterprise to the Okyenhene that his considerations would be fully and sensitively addressed, and that the things to do of GIADEC and its associates would be guided by these kinds of, and would consequence in economic advantages to the people today of the area.

The Chief Government Officer, Mr. Ansah, stressed the dedication of GIADEC to work in partnership with the communities and other stakeholders, together with Civil Culture Organisations, guided by globally accepted greatest practice and requirements to ensure sustainable advancement of mining at all instances.

Other customers of the Board of GIADEC who ended up existing at the assembly have been Dr. Ben Adoo, Humphrey Ayim-Darke, Dr Henry Benyah, Hon. Patrick Bogyako-Siaime, MP, Nana Adutwumwaa Dokua, Okyenhemaa and Nana Amampene Boateng Twum II, Nyinahinhene.

The delegation was also joined by Hon. Akwasi Osei-Adjei, Deputy CEO of GIADEC, and Kojo Yankah also from GIADEC.

About GIADEC

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on August 30, 2018, assented to the Ghana Integrated Aluminium Corporation Act, 2018, marking the closing stage of the laws.

With the Act in spot, the Ghana Integrated Aluminium Progress Corporation is expected to boost and create an built-in aluminium industry as perfectly as give for linked matters.

Subsequent the intention of government to set up an integrated bauxite and aluminium business in Ghana, a invoice was forwarded to Parliament to think about the establishment of an Built-in Bauxite and Aluminium Company which would set the lawful framework for the growth of the business.

The coming into getting of the Act intended that govt realised the want to take the opportunity to totally exploit the wide bauxite sources readily available to enable in financial advancement of the state