HISTORY: Al-azhariya Qualifies For Super Zonals For The First Time in Seven Years.

Al - azhariya made a history in the ongoing Inter Schools and Colleges athletics after qualifying to the Super Zonals which happened to be their first ever qualification since the school started to take part in the competition.

The school started to take part in such competitions since 2012 and yesterday (Tuesday) was a historical moment as Al - azhariya breaks all odds to qualify after their splendid performance.

Al-azhariya who were in Zone 2 competed with Prempeh College, Islamic Senior High, Kumasi Technical Institute, Konongo Odumasi, Fomena Amass, Kings College, Ghana Muslim Mission amongst others.

The Old Tafo based school didn't just qualify but exhibited a Super Fantastic performance to emerge the first runner's up after Prempeh College and qualified aftermath.

The School happened to be on the scoresheet after they were victorious in some of the events.

Nobles ones were Gatlin and Company who became 1st and 3rd in the 100m men's finals respectively whilst Osman attained the 4th position in the men's 110m hurdles.

Also, Al-azhariya happened to be the subject matter content during the bartons after they attained the 1st position in the 4×200m men, 2nd in 4×100m men, as well as 2nd in the 4×400m men.

There was something to write home about for Al-azhariya in the long distance events after Emmanuel Appiah emerged victorious in the Men's 1500m.

The School displayed a Good performance in the field events too which made them to accumulate a quantum of points before the proceedings was brought to an end.

After the total calculation and tabulation of the results, Al - azhariya were on record to have attained the 2nd position with 93 points leapfrogging giants ISSEC who were 3rd with 83 points, KTI with 72 points KOSS with 71 points and GMM who were 6th with 58 points. Prempeh was 1st 155 points.

It was joyful moment at Old Tafo and its neighboring localities after the school broke their 7 years jinx to qualify for the Super Zonals for the first time.

By: Fareed Mohammed Awal.

AWCON 2018: Official Mascot, Theme Song & Website To Be Launched on Friday

The Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the AWCON 2018 will on Friday, 28th September, 2018 outdoor the tournament's Mascot and theme song ahead of the African Women Cup of Nation.

The LOC has been working assiduously to see the tournament being hosted in the country.

It's about a month ago when the LOC inaugurated the VOC for both Cape coast and Greater Accra as part of the scheduled activities for the tournament

The Official website for the tourney will be launch on the said date.

The program will be held at Alisa hotel at exactly 6:00 pm with the Youth and Sports Minister, Hon. Isaac Asiamah expected to grace the occasion.

By: Fareed Mohammed Awal.

COALITION OF YOUTH GROUPS IN NADOWLI-KALEO AGAINST THE TRANSFER OF A GYNAECOLOGIST AT THE NADOWLI DISTRICT HOSPITAL PRESS STATEMENT

18/09/2018

Our Media friends, Opinion Leaders, Ladies and Gentlemen.

We welcome you all to this emergency press conference being put together by the aforementioned coalition. We do appreciate your presence even on a short invitation notice. It is our hope that the media would do us a lot of favour this morning by ensuring that the issues we raise are put on the public spectacle for the appropriate authorities and those who matter in this regard, to address the issues amicably.

We received the news on the transfer of a specialist from the Nadowli hospital. We are extremely saddened by this transfer and wish to use this medium to raise some critical issues in objecting to the said transfer.

The Nadowli District Hospital Gynecologist renders services to clients from the following districts: Nadowli/Kaleo, Daffiama-Bussie-Issa, Jirapa, Lawra, Nandom and Lambussie.
Even some of the cases from WA municipal come to the Nadowli District Hospital gynaecologist for treatment and care. It is imperative to acknowledge that the Region in general lacks specialists especially gynaecologist. The few particularly the gynaecologist in Nadowli hospital though being under pressure is helping a lot. This is because the Nadowli District Hospital is centrally positioned, geographically. It is easily accessible from every part of the Region. This means that the presence of a gynaecologist in the Nadowli Hospital is strategically important.
Our attention has been drawn to the fact that the only gynecologist is being transferred out of the hospital. We are yet to understand why the specialist is being transferred considering the fact that many Districts are under his catchment area.
Again, the movement of the specialist (gynaecologist) implies that the people from the catchment area would be denied these specialist services. This would go a long way to affect quality healthcare delivery to vast majority of the people in the Region.

While we acknowledge that transfers are normal administrative procedures for every organization, we think that dealing with a specialist requires a more careful approach. This is a case where we have very few specialists in the Region and are supposed to be strategically posted to serve the majority of the people.
Having learnt about the transfer of the said specialist (gynaecologist), we have been aggrieved and worried partly due to the fate of the vast majority of the people in the aforementioned districts and partly due to the following fundamental issues:
1. The Nadowli Hospital facilitated his training as a gynaecologist as a priority of of/for the district. Why would a facility sponsor the training of a specialist and not benefit from him as expected?
2. The women of the Nadowli/Kaleo and the other districts within the catchment area equally deserve specialist care.
3. Transfers are allowed but the standard practice is that there should be replacement of such critical staff (gynaecologist) so as not to create a vacuum that would have adverse effects on the people.
4. We are not against the transfer of Muslim Ibrahim in person but it is that speciality we cannot afford to lose.
5. Is it the case that leadership cannot get additional specialists to serve the other parts of the Region either than robbing Peter to pay Paul?
6. In a memo that was released two days ago, the hospital administration acknowledged that there is pressure on the medical staff just because two physician assistants are currently on strike. To the extent that limited services is now being provided. What is the logic of transferring a specialist if we do not have S adequate staff?

7. We are also reliably informed that the medical sup.(Doctor Asante) will soon be leaving for further studies. The transfer of the said gynecologist could cripple the growth and efficiency of the hospital because only one medical doctor would be left to take care of this big hospital.

8. The former Regional Director of Health Services in his wisdom posted the gynaecologist to the Nadowli hospital to take care of the North-Western part of the Region in giving special care to wives and mothers while efforts while efforts were being made to specialist to other parts of the Region.

It is therefore unthinkable that upon assumption of office in less than three months, the current Regional Director of Health Services in acting capacity is destabilizing the very strong foundation laid by his predecessor, by transferring such limited skilled staff (gynaecologist).
This could be logically associated to somebody/people pursuing their parochial interest and this, we cannot allow to hinder the quality of Health care delivery in the Region.
It is also worthy to note that several efforts being made by the stakeholders from Nadowli -Kaleo District to reverse the transfer of the said gynaecologist have been undermined. This strongly undermines the human element which is pivotal in every organizational management.

We are by this press statement, calling on the high office of the Regional Director of Health Services and other stakeholders to immediately reverse the transfer of the said gynaecologist or post an equivalent specialist (in this case, a gynaecologist). Anything short of this would be met with the strongest resistance.

The group shall officially petition the appropriate authorities after this press conference.

We wish to add that we, the petitioners, are ever ready to use any means possibly to ensure that our legitimate demands are met, considering the health needs of the following districts that would lose the services of the said specialist:
1. Nadowli-Kaleo
2. Daffiama-Bussie-Issa
3. Jirapa
4. Lawra
5. Nandom
6. Lambussie

We hope that major stakeholders would spearhead an amicable resolution with a sense of urgency by reversing this questionable transfer. As citizens of Ghana who hail from the catchment area of the Nadowli hospital, we are stakeholders and must be heard. That is the essence of democracy. We cannot sit down and allow our health facility which has earned the accolade "Upper West Korle-Bu" to collapse because of personal interest. Decisions must be taken for the benefit of majority of the people.
We owe mother Ghana and the Upper West Region in contributing for progress and prosperity of the people of which health is the heart of the progress and prosperity of every society.
We are counting on the consideration and urgent attention of all stakeholders as we await a better decision on the subject matter. We shall also decide on a next step if nothing is done about it.
We thank you all for coming and seek for your support in our quest to reversing this sad situation that put the health of many people at risk.
Thank you.

.signed...

Alban Kaningen
(Convener)
0247276586

Denis Andaban
(Co-convener)
0549734023

Kontoma Joseph
(co-convener)
0506998504

Peter Nanzonige
(Spokesperson)
0245355585

Ankaara John Bosco
(Spokesperson)
0243826912

Frederick Kaningen
(Member)
0247675837

Nanwaana Bernard
(Member)
0547522953

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AWCON 2018: LOC Inaugurates VOC For Venue Accra.

The Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the African Women Cup of Nation has today inaugurated the Venue Organising Committee (VOC) for the Greater Accra Region.

The LOC last week inaugurated the VOC for Cape Coast which saw Hon. Thomas Adjei, the Deputy Regional Minister for Central region being the chairman of the VOC.

The Chairperson of the Accra VOC also happens to be Hon. Elizabeth Sackey, the Deputy Regional Minister for Greater Accra.

The VOC is set to work inconsonance with the LOC in day to day activities, proper supervision of venues and ensuring a maximum security at all venue centers.

The tournament is set to kick off from November 17 to December 1.

Below is the Full Members for the Accra VOC ;

  1. Elizabeth Sackey – Chairperson
  2. Sophia Kokor – Vice Chairperson
  3. Chief Supt. Kwesi Ofori – member
  4. Prince Pambo – member
  5. Portia Tagoe – member
  6. Grace Acheampong – member
  7. Ivy Asamoah – member
  8. Prince Obeng – member
  9. Emmanuel Clottey – member
  10. Benjamin William Graham – member
  11. Vivian Dougblor – Secretary

By: Fareed Mohammed Awal.

AWCON 2018: Madam Clara Agyemang Presents Taabia Products And Cash To The Black Queens

Madam Clara Agemang donated some products of Taabia Herbal Mixture to the Black Queens who are currently in Kumasi for a regional tour campaign.

Madam Clara Agyemang is the wife of the Chief Executive Officer of Taabea Herbal Mixture, Dr Christian Agyemang.

As the Queens engage in a friendly encounter against Kumasi base Sports Academy, Mrs Agyemang happened to be at the center of attraction and has threw her support to the team.

This saw the businesswoman to have donated some stuffs and token to the team who are on their quest to the African Women Cup of Nation (AWCON).

Philanthropic Madam Clara Agyemang presented Sports drinks, Mineral Water and Taabea products to the team.

She also gave the Queens an undisclosed amount as they prepare towards the tournament.

In an interview with NBSports Live, Mrs Agyemang postulated they (Taabia) are there to promote health and Black Queens is not an exception

"We are here to promote health and since the Black Queens are here, we decided to support them with this token and stuffs".

She moved further to say that it is the company's responsibility to promote health whilst everyone need energy to be fit and for that matter, they will support not only the Black Queens but all national teams

"The team needs energy to work. If you are not fit, you cannot play. So we are here to support them wherever they go. We will be seeing more of Taabea. It is our social responsibility so we will not side with the Black Queens only. It is going to be something national"

Madam Clara Agyemang finally throws her support to team and also expressed her profound gratitude to all stakeholders for their great support to the Queens who will be participating in the mega tournament in 2 months time.

By: Fareed Mohammed Awal.

AFCON 2019 QUALIFIER: Captain For Kenya Match Not Decided Yet – Ibrahim Tanko

Deputy Coach of the Black Stars, Ibrahim Tanko has debunked reports that Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Party will wear the captain arm band for the Black Stars in their game against Kenya.

The recent call up by Coach Kwasi Appiah saw both the team's captain and the deputy missing in the squad.

Rumours erupted that the captaincy will be given to Partey who captained the team in their 2 friendly games against Japan and Iceland some months ago.

"We have not decided who will captain the team yet, that decision will be taken this evening after training", Tanko told Kumasi base Fox Fm

However, other section also propounded the 7 times Seria A winner Kwadwo Asamoah will be the one to lead the team from the tunnel due to his return to the team after 4 years.

This, the Former Borussia Dortmund defender quashed and said all those reports were fallacy.

"We have heard a lot of people saying we have given the captaincy to Kwadwo Asamoah but all those are not true, we will decide who captains the team (against Kenya) this evening ", Tanko confirmed.

The Black Stars will play as guest against the Harambee Stars of Kenya in the AFCON 2019 qualifies at the Kasarani stadium in Nairobi on Sunday.

By: Fareed Mohammed Awal.

AWCON 2018: Official Mascot, Jingles And Website To Be Launched Next Week

The Official Mascot, theme song and jingle for the African Women's Cup of Nation (AWCON) will be unveiled during the launch of the Cape Coast LOC next week. The LOC chair said.

The Official Website for the Women's championship which concatenates features and events of fixtures, tabulation of results, top scorers and other necessary features will also be launched

This features will help in advertising the long awaited tournament as well as creating awareness on where or how the tournament takes place.

In an interview with Accra base Adom TV, the chairperson of the LOC, Madam Freda Prempeh announced those features will also be unveiled as apart of the inauguration of the Cape Coast LOC.

"As part of the inauguration, we will be unveiling a mascot for the program and launch the theme song and the jingles including the website for the tournament"

The tournament is set to start on November 17 and ends at December 1.

By: Fareed Mohammed Awal.

AWCON 2018: Cape Coast LOC To Be Inaugurated Next Week.

The Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the African Women's Cup of Nation (AWCON) are set to inaugurate LOC for the Cape Coast venue by next week.

The Cape Coast Robert Sarfo Mensah stadium is one of the scheduled venues for the 2018 Women's Championship and the committee (s) to mastermind or spearhead the affairs at the said venue are set to be announced

Speaking to Accra base Adom TV, the Chairperson of the LOC made a categorical statement that the LOC for the Cape Coast venue will be inaugurated next week

"We will be inaugurating LOC for venue Cape Coast next week for them to also continue with what we’ve already done,” Mrs. Prempeh said".

The AWCON 2018 will be kicking off on November 17 to December 1.

By: Fareed Mohammed Awal.

AWCON 2018: Ghana Is Ever Ready To Host The Tournament- Freda Prempeh.

Chairperson of the Local Organising Committee of the African Women's Cup of Nation (AWCON), Honourable Freda Prempeh has stated Ghana is ever ready to host the tournament later this year.

The championship is set to be hosted in Ghana in November with the Nation's Wembley (Accra) and the Cape Coast Robert Sarfo Mensah stadium scheduled as the match venues for the tourney.

This, the LOC chairperson propounded the team was hit with obstacles in their quest to organise the tournament however, those challenges motivated them and have helped them to work assiduously to ensure a fruitful tournament

"The LOC, Government and for that matter the Ministry (Youth and Sports) are doing everything possible to ensure a fruitful tournament". She told Accra base Adom TV.

Hon. Freda Prempeh also assured the various stakeholders that the country is very committed and ready to host them.

“All the participating countries should be rest assured that Ghana is ready to host them; media team, supporters, etc, Ghana is ready to host them.

“Hotel facilities, securities, transportation, everything is fantastic. Those countries should come and experience Ghana’s hospitality.”

By: Fareed Mohammed Awal.

Ashgold SC Bank Roller Dr Kweku Frimpong Promised To Give Out His Personal Car Should His Side lose To Kotoko On Sunday.

The Bank roller of Ashanti Gold Sporting Club, Dr Kweku Frimpong has thrown a challenge that his side will beat Asante Kotoko in the Regional Friendly game which will be kicking off on Sunday at the Kumasi Sports Stadium

Dr Kweku "Champion" Frimpong is very optimistic that his side will beat their regional rivals coming sunday due to the heavy training his side had faced towards this game.

Speaking to Kumasi base Oyerepa FM, Champion postulated he will give his car to the first person he meets at the stadium should should Ashanti Gold lose to Kotoko on Sunday

“If I don’t beat Asante Kotoko on Sunday, I will gift out my car to the first person I meet at the stadium,”

Asante Kotoko played and won against their arch rivals Hearts of Oak in a 2 legged friendly game both at the Kumasi Baba Yara stadium

Whilst Ashanti Gold also won against Medeama SC in a friendly game at the Obuasi Len Clay stadium.

The 2 clubs are set to meet this weekend on September 9 for a friendly clash in Kumasi followed by a subsequent match in Obuasi

By: Fareed Mohammed Awal.