A NEW TV STATION, KONKONSA TV BEGINS TRANSMISSION

Our choices or sources of entertainment,news etc varies but there are reasons you will surely stick to no other television channel than Konkonsa Tv.

The wait is over as the well branded and anticipated televission channel Konkonsa Tv finally goes on air

Konkonsa Tv which is the second Televission station under Nana Abosomakotere Multi-media started airing on Monday 8th April 2019 after the successfull launch of AB TV in the year 2018.

Konkonsa Tv is set to feed it viewers with multi content programmes.

Content on Konkonsa Tv includes Sports, General News, social issues, movies, Music and more.
With the emergence of many media house in the country, Konkonsa Tv will ready to compete with other giant tv stations by providing carefully selected content that will meet the epectations of all category of people. The station promises also to ensure local content. The rich culture of the country shall always be portrayed.

Nana Abosomakotere Multi-media is a fast rising multi media company that comprises of Radio stations, Fueling stations, Television stations amongs others own by Mr. Musah Mohamed , a business Man.

The C.E.O Mr.Musah Mohamed (Nana Abosomakotre)who is a 'wala' by tribe and from the Upper West region Of Ghana has assured the masses that, good and entertaining programmes will be aired to keep viewers glued.

The new station is located in the capital city of the country, Accra specifically around Caprice.

Re-scan your Satellite decoder to watch Konkonsa Tv on all free to air decoders around the world

Denis Andaban
denisandaban@gmail.com

GOVERNMENT SAVES ¢GH 36,000 FROM MONTHLY COST OF BLACK STARS COACH’S ACCOMODATION

The Jirapa Municipal Information Service Officer, Joseph Kontomah has revealed that the government of Ghana under president Nana Akufo Add-ons has saved a colossal amount of thirty six thousand Ghana cedis spent on housing the coaches of the senior national team, the Ghana Black stars.
According to him, the government of Ghana through the ministry of youth and sports has over the years been spending that outrageous amount just to house the coach of the Ghana Black Stars.

He intimated that government commitment to protecting the public purse through prudent management and proactive leadership. He said the intervention government has taken is to provide a permanent housing facility for the coaches than spending that gargantuan amount as a monthly cost for just an accommodation facility for a coach. It means that the government of Ghana was spending about 4.32billion cedis per year.

Mr. Joseph Kontomah made the revelations while addressing a town hall meeting of the Jirapa Municipal Assembly being held today, Monday, 7th November, 2018.
He was a facilitator on the topic Overview of 2018 Government Policies and Programmes."

Joseph Kontomah after taking some time to explain the interventions and progress of government policies, admonished the people of the Jirapa municipality to disregard false information on social media about some government policies. He also urges the people to support the government as it delivers its mandate to improve lives.

Expenditure on the sports administration especially on the senior national team has always been a topical issue. Many sports pundits and social commentators have been criticizing the sports ministry and the Ghana Football Association for spending much and not leaving up to expectations.

There are many alleged cases of corruption in our sports administration. This is seriously affecting the confidence of many Ghanaians on the national team. Many have loss interest in following the senior national team. They contend that the national team spends much of the public purse without delivering the expected results.

The intervention of the government to providing a permanent housing facility as revealed by the Mr. Joseph Kontomah, the Jirapa municipal Information Service Officer, will save the public purse from undue pressure.

Denis Andaban
denisandaban@gmail.com

THE PERSISTENT FLOW OF POVERTY IN GHANA IS GETTING ANOMALOUS

I will first of all extend my utmost greetings to the good people of Ghana for the efforts that they've made in maintaining the peace and unity in the country despite wallowing in suicidal poverty. Indeed, the subject of poverty is one of the redundant topic that has been discussed in our media landscape but we woefully failed to overcome it in this noble country. As a patriotic citizen, my views are gathered based on my two decades experience and observation in Ghana.

Clearly, poverty is not razzmatazz in a way that will make it difficult for Ghanaians to adequately comprehend. And in fact, many scholars have defined poverty in their own perspectives or ideas, but it has come to the notice of mankind that poverty is a multifaceted concept. Wikipedia defined poverty as a complete lack of the means necessary to meet basic personal needs such as food, clothing and shelter.

It is undoubtedly that Ghana as a country has identified poverty for a long time so why can't we develop the idea of mitigating it if eradication cannot be possible.

Poverty is not a hidden canker in Ghana, it is a precarious challenge that continues to destruct the mental drive of people and developmental standards of the country as well. But before we can battle it out, we must identify it first and after the identification we will then label the measures that will put in place to minimise it.

In our case as a country, we have performed abysmal in the reduction of poverty whiles possessing the needed resources that can overshadow it ones and for all. In fact, it will be a huge mistake if we stick to the mere notion that " rich people will continue to be rich and the poor will continue to be poor". Although God hasn't created us to be in the same echelon but it doesn't disadvantage us from exploiting our cognitive faculty.

There are many opportunities in our doorsteps that we can utilise but we look far for different ones. Tony Blair once asserted in BBC discussion that "the cause of poverty is inequality of opportunity". In so saying, we shouldn't compare ourselves to others who have had themselves a better opportunities, whatever little opportunity you get in your hands should be appreciated and utilised more than the better one.

In fact, comparison as they say is never a panacea for success but when you have the self confidence then every opportunity will be there for you.

Believe me or not, if deep analysis is going to be considered Ghana will become top richest country in the world. In Ghana, we are very comfortable with a lot of things but we don’t know those habits are what’s keeping us poor. In reality, there are many things that Ghanaian citizens indulged in that put us in the book of poverty. Clearly, these points below are undoubtedly the main cause of abject poverty in Ghana.

(a) Lack of creativity

(b) Wasting Of Resources

(c) Wasting Time On Unnecessary Things

(d) Extravagant Lifestyle

(e) Lack Of Confidence

(f) No Value For Time

(g) Vision less

(h) Inability to save

(i) Disregard For Menial Jobs

(j) Selfishness

The aforementioned points played a major role in the cause of poverty in Ghana and these points shall be demystified to the readers in my next write up.

Today, People from all walks of life are running halter skelter just to ensure that basic necessities are being provided. With no hesitation, we must develop the alacrity to search for better opportunities and also keep it in our norms cord that Ghana is not an abode for poverty and we must all come with our individual and collective efforts to bring the existence of poverty to the lowest of the most low.

God bless Ghana and the good citizens!

Abu Hafiz
abuhafiz844@gmail.com

“ILLEGAL MINING HAS SERIOUS ADVERSE EFFECTS ON OUR FUTURE” – JIRAPA MCE.

The Jirapa municipal Chief Executive, Hon Christine Bomannye Amadu calls for a stop of illegal mining in the Jirapa municipality, saying, that illegal mining can adversely affect the future of the municipality because the environment will be destroyed to the extend that it can no longer sustain lives.

She revealed that the Jirapa Municipal Assembly has formed a committee to help put a stop to illegal mining. According to her, the committee has visited the illegal mining sites to educate those who engage in the act, first, to educate them on the dangers of illegal mining and also on how one can acquire a small scale mining license. She said that the law will soon be used to bring the offenders to book."The law will soon catch up with those who involve in it" she insisted. It is expected that those involved after the good works of the committee, will desist from this infamous menace.

The Municipal Chief Executive called on traditional leaders and opinion leaders to help the Assembly stop this illegal mining especially in Duori where the canker is rampant.She made the admonition when addressing the Jirapa Municipal Town Hall meeting.The Town Hall Meeting of the District Assemblies and Municipal Assemblies are organized by the ministry of Information in collaboration with the ministry of local government. The essence is to provide a platform where government account to the citizens, review government policies with the citizens and as well, explain government policies.

The Jirapa Municipality had it turn of the town hall meeting on Monday, 7th November, 2018 at the Jirapa Municipal Conference Hall.

Denis Andaban

denisandaban@gmail.com

AN INFLUENCIAL AND INDUSTROUS PERSONALITY, THE STORY OF AMEDUME KWAKU BENEDICTUS.

At a time that the holistic development of the youth is very critical, we cannot underscore the impact of mentorship and role modelling. Many youths are seemingly in despair and have virtually given up to the increasing socioeconomic challenges precipitated by population growth without a proportionate economic expansion. Ignorance, unemployment, moral decadence inter alia, are obviously on the ascendency. Leaders seem to be defeated with these convolutedly multifaceted developmental predicaments. In securing a prosperous future, the few responsible individuals who have made it in life must be an inspiration and star models to the upcoming. Those who are individually and collectively contributing in this regard must be brought to the limelight for others to be motivated or better still, emulate their lifestyles. It is on this premise, my piece today highlights on the contributions of a distinguished individual, illuminating the corners of his world. We must sometimes, pause the monotonous political cacophony to spot individuals who are contributing significantly to the growth of society. We must celebrate such to encourage many others to follow the path of positive influence. The praise singing on politicians have not since led us to the promise land. We must acknowledge enterprising individuals and use same to tell our current generation that indeed, our destiny lies in our own hands. After all, it is said that a nation that does not honour its heroes is not a nation worth dying for.

Amedume kwaku Benedictus hails from Amutinu, a small town in the Volta Region, specifically in the ketu South Municipality. The thirty-eight (38) year old man has contributed immensely and diversely in socioeconomic spheres. He is a highly respectable and responsible man and possess a moral character. These are major character traits enough to influence our current generation because among the other things needed to grow, character is a foundation.

The brainy young man is currently the managing director of Whiskers International, a multilateral pharmaceutical Company with its headquarters in Accra. His innovations, good human relations, good communication skills coupled with humility and respect, keep this company soaring. In fact, the leadership credentials of Kwaku, as I call him for short, is testified by many who work under him. His ability to inspire and motivate others, his commitment to duty, are the bases for the rise and remarkable achievements of the company. I always say that competence is not leadership but effective leadership is the combination of competence and character. This is what many leaders seem not to know. In practical terms, Amedume kwaku Benedictus is a reference point or should I call it a case study of my preposition of leadership.

Aside the enviable leadership skills of this man, he is also a known activist in the Volta Region. My observation and quest for historical research establishes that activism is a manifestation of an extreme passion for positive change. In activism, one looks beyond individual interest for collective gains. Perhaps, this is the reason why many activists grow to be famous and charismatic leaders.

T F Hodge stipulates “when individuals and communities do not govern self, they risk being ruled by external forces that care less about the well-being of the village” Kwame indeed, finds himself in the parameters of passionate positive activism. If I had the opportunity, I will nickname him “the game changer”.

If such people were out for themselves, then they would live luxuriously, having made it educationally and economically but Kwame always insist “collective interest for community development” and that when you make it by his grace, you ought to give back to society. It is for this reason; he doesn’t condone anything that undermines the collective interest of his community.

He recently led the people of Ketu South to demonstrate against the granting of a large scale concession to a company called Kisington Industries, a salt winning company. The portion granted to the said company used to be a lagoon of about 6, 000 approximately acres. It was a source of livelihood for the people of Ketu South Municipality.

The operations of the company became hazardous and inimical to residents. Persistent complaints and petitions to the appropriate authorities did not yield anything positive. Kwaku Amedume led the youth and the people of Ketu South to stage a massive demonstration against the operations of the company. As a result, a mediation team made out of the Christian Council, EPA and community stakeholders was constituted to see to the concerns raised by the demonstrators.

To create opportunities for the youth, he has become a philanthropist, supporting many people in diverse ways. He has assisted many people in the area to get jobs and is currently sponsoring the education of fifty-two students. Isn’t this amazing and worth emulating? Society indeed, would have been a better place if we had such individuals who have this passion for development.

He is also taking steps to help many others to go into skills training. This is to help the youth create and own jobs. I am always in support of this skill training than promising the youth white collar jobs. Thomas L Friedman postulated this many years ago that “One of the newest figures to emerge on the world stage in recent years is the social entrepreneur. This is usually someone who burns with desire to make a positive social impact on the world, but believes that the best way of doing it is, as the saying goes, not by giving poor people a fish and feeding them for a day, but by teaching them to fish, in hopes of feeding them for a lifetime. I have come to know several social entrepreneurs in recent years, and most combine a business school brain with a social worker's heart. The triple convergence and the flattening of the world have been a godsend for them. Those who get it and are adapting to it have begun launching some very innovative projects”.

I urge all those who have made it in life to contribute something back to society like this man is doing. Kwaku is an individual to be proud of and other individuals or groups who have the development of Ketu South at heart can partner him in diverse ways to change many lives.

May the Good lord continue to bless this gentleman, Amedume kwaku Benedictus so as he continues his good works for the love of God and Country.
Amen…
Denis Andaban
denisandaban@gmail.com
0549734023

AN INFLUENCIAL AND INDUSTROUS PERSONALITY, THE STORY OF AMEDUME KWAKU BENEDICTUS.

At a time that the holistic development of the youth is very critical, we cannot underscore the impact of mentorship and role modelling. Many youths are seemingly in despair and have virtually given up to the increasing socioeconomic challenges precipitated by population growth without a proportionate economic expansion. Ignorance, unemployment, moral decadence inter alia, are obviously on the ascendency. Leaders seem to be defeated with these convolutely multifaceted developmental predicaments. In securing a prosperous future, the few responsible individuals who have made it in life must be an inspiration and star models to the upcoming. Those who are individually and collectively contributing in this regard must be brought to the limelight for others to be motivated or better still, emulate their lifestyles. It is on this premise, my piece today highlights on the contributions of a distinguished individual, illuminating the corners of his world. We must sometimes, pause the monotonous political cacophony to spot individuals who are contributing significantly to the growth of society. We must celebrate such to encourage many others to follow the path of positive influence. The praise singing on politicians have not since led us to the promise land. We must acknowledge enterprising individuals and use same to tell our current generation that indeed, our destiny lies in our own hands. After all, it is said that a nation that does not honour its heroes is not a nation worth dying for.

Amedume kwaku Benedictus hails from Amutinu, a small town in the Volta Region, specifically in the ketu South Municipality. The thirty-eight (38) year old man has contributed immensely and diversely in socioeconomic spheres. He is a highly respectable and responsible man and possess a moral character. These are major character traits enough to influence our current generation because among the other things needed to grow, character is a foundation.

The brainy young man is currently the managing director of Whiskers International, a multilateral pharmaceutical Company with its headquarters in Accra. His innovations, good human relations, good communication skills coupled with humility and respect, keep this company soaring. In fact, the leadership credentials of Kwaku, as I call him for short, is testified by many who work under him. His ability to inspire and motivate others, his commitment to duty, are the bases for the rise and remarkable achievements of the company. I always say that competence is not leadership but effective leadership is the combination of competence and character. This is what many leaders seem not to know. In practical terms, Amedume kwaku Benedictus is a reference point or should I call it a case study of my preposition of leadership.

Aside the enviable leadership skills of this man, he is also a known activist in the Volta Region. My observation and quest for historical research establishes that activism is a manifestation of an extreme passion for positive change. In activism, one looks beyond individual interest for collective gains. Perhaps, this is the reason why many activists grow to be famous and charismatic leaders.

T F Hodge stipulates “when individuals and communities do not govern self, they risk being ruled by external forces that care less about the well-being of the village” Kwame indeed, finds himself in the parameters of passionate positive activism. If I had the opportunity, I will nickname him “the game changer”.

If such people were out for themselves, then they would live luxuriously, having made it educationally and economically but Kwame always insist “collective interest for community development” and that when you make it by his grace, you ought to give back to society. It is for this reason; he doesn’t condone anything that undermines the collective interest of his community.

He recently led the people of Ketu South to demonstrate against the granting of a large scale concession to a company called Kisington Industries, a salt winning company. The portion granted to the said company used to be a lagoon of about 6, 000 approximately acres. It was a source of livelihood for the people of Ketu South Municipality.

The operations of the company became hazardous and inimical to residents. Persistent complaints and petitions to the appropriate authorities did not yield anything positive. Kwaku Amedume led the youth and the people of Ketu South to stage a massive demonstration against the operations of the company. As a result, a mediation team made out of the Christian Council, EPA and community stakeholders was constituted to see to the concerns raised by the demonstrators.

To create opportunities for the youth, he has become a philanthropist, supporting many people in diverse ways. He has assisted many people in the area to get jobs and is currently sponsoring the education of fifty-two students. Isn’t this amazing and worth emulating? Society indeed, would have been a better place if we had such individuals who have this passion for development.

He is also taking steps to help many others to go into skills training. This is to help the youth create and own jobs. I am always in support of this skill training than promising the youth white collar jobs. Thomas L Friedman postulated this many years ago that “One of the newest figures to emerge on the world stage in recent years is the social entrepreneur. This is usually someone who burns with desire to make a positive social impact on the world, but believes that the best way of doing it is, as the saying goes, not by giving poor people a fish and feeding them for a day, but by teaching them to fish, in hopes of feeding them for a lifetime. I have come to know several social entrepreneurs in recent years, and most combine a business school brain with a social worker's heart. The triple convergence and the flattening of the world have been a godsend for them. Those who get it and are adapting to it have begun launching some very innovative projects”.

I urge all those who have made it in life to contribute something back to society like this man is doing. Kwaku is an individual to be proud of and other individuals or groups who have the development of Ketu South at heart can partner him in diverse ways to change many lives.

May the Good lord continue to bless this gentleman, Amedume kwaku Benedictus so as he continues his good works for the love of God and Country.
Amen…
Denis Andaban
denisandaban@gmail.com
0549734023

AN OPEN LETTER TO MAHAMUDU BAWUMIA, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF GHANA.

Your Excellency, kindly accept the greetings of a village boy from Daffiama-Bussie-Issa one of the districts created by the NDC government. There is a saying that, when you want to speak to God, you speak through the air. I am not by this pronouncing you as a God but of course, you are a political God since you were parading yourself around as an economic prophet during your days in opposition. You were called a prophet. In my ordinary view, a prophet is not far from God. Permit me to speak to you through the air. If you come across it anywhere, just receive and read it well because it is without malice.

Your Excellency, it has been a while, you have not given any economic lecture even at the time our economy is in a helplessly wobbling situation. Your loud silence amazes some of us who have been following you since the genesis of your political escapade. You know, when a bird makes so much noise and suddenly run into hiding, the other birds utterly suspect it is killed by the hunter. I shudder to think that you are behaving like such a bird. A very active and cunning political economist like you should not be too silent on the many pressing national issues begging for your attention. At least, we are being told that you are the finest economic brain this country has ever produced. Your Excellency, I miss your voice. Please speak out.

Your Excellency, I hold the strongest conviction that your loud silence is precipitated the avoidable shame you have brought on yourself, having failed the consistency, integrity and credibility test. Many including I, Denis Andaban, saw these days of shame coming on you when you were gallivanting all over the country "parroting like a hungry in the desert.
You were through so called economic lectures, preaching "paper economics", cunningly and mischievously interpreting theories from economic and describing same as competence and that whoever does not think your way is ignorant and cannot read.

Your consistent cacophony about the economy, at the time, made substantial political capital for your party. Many unsuspecting Ghanaians bought your lies, mischievous analysis and many times, conspicuous fabrications. You were simply a doom monger who never mentioned anything positive about the economy. Thankfully or may I say regrettably, as your boss demanded to be tried, Ghanaians gave you the mandate to try you. It has been almost two years now. How far with our economy?

Your Excellency, going through many of your renditions you made during your days of opposition, there a phrase that attracts me so much. I meant the "weak economic fundamental" rhetoric you postulated. At the time, you refused to appreciate the fact that the escalating import bill of a developing economy like Ghana had serious microeconomic repercussions on the economy. As brilliant as you are, you did not know that we needed to expand local production, consume more of it and export more. At the time, you pretended over the fact that we needed to add value to our primary goods before we export so as to capture a commanding height in the world market. All of these needed a medium to long term structural economic policy to help redefine the economy of the country. The previous government was doing just that for the future prospects of the economy. In your lame contention, you insisted that because the result wasn't immediate, it amounted to incompetent management of the economy. That was too pedestrian on your part but I won't blame you because you were extremely desperate to taste political power.

While the previous government was mechanizing Agriculture, building hospitals, expanding and constructing roads, constructing and expanding airports, building markets, building and revamping factories, cutting down imports and protecting local industries, you saw that as incompetent management of the economy. I would have had no qualms with your boss if he had made such porous and jaundice economic analysis but certainly not you who carry a global academic accolade of economics. You were either too petty or extremely desperate for power.
I was very happy that the NPP came into governance with you being the head of the economic management team.

Your Excellency, are the economic fundamentals strong today? Are you not being exposed? The reality is that the economic fundamentals are very weak. You claimed that you arrested the cedi, locked it and given the keys to the Inspector General of Police. Hahahahaha.....

Sir, why is the cedi palpitating like somebody suffering from epilepsy? Are we correct to call you a shameless incompetent Vice President? Economic management is beyond reading old economic notes and churning our mischievous conclusions. No, Dr. Bawumia. You should have known better.
Your "competent" management of the economy has led to the collapse of many financial institutions. You are eventually collapsing the Ghanaian private sector which is indisputably, the engine of any meaningful economic growth. No wonder many of the private enterprises have ran into solvency and have no alternative than to lay off workers. The thousands of people rendered jobless by your "competent management of the economy are coming home to join the humongous number of youth who remain jobless. Amazingly, you are doing all of these at a time you are simultaneously collapsing small scale mining companies and giving mining concessions to Chinese friends for peanut. The manifestation of these unthinkable acts is too obvious. Can you realize that there is increasing levels of stealing, armed robbery, prostitution and other social vices? Do you realize that prices for basic commodities keep on bolting at unimaginable prices and there is general hardship among the citizenry?

So there is economic crisis in the hands of a "competent economic management team!!!
Haha haha... Let me laugh to ease off the stress. After all, "country broke, country no broke, we all dey inside".

Alas! I also remember all the "ugly" noise about borrowing. You said we have all that we need in the country and that borrowing is a lazy approach. Talk is indeed cheap!!

You are now all over the world borrowing recklessly and shamelessly capping in hand. You are giving out our natural resources for peanut. I hear you are busily working on another document for a century loan to mortgage the future of the country. This is too sad Dr.

It is particular sad because, all these reckless borrowing have not added a single block of school to ease off the burden in the senior high schools. You recently lamented on the infrastructure deficit for your much touted Free SHS but your only solution is to introduce a strange double track system. It is sad because these loans are being used to pay the fat salaries and allowances of one hundred and eleven ministers, almost thousand presidential staffers, vigilante groups and others. These loans are being used to fuel V8s in the expense of the taxpayers.

Your Excellency, what have we done to you to deserve this wicked leadership from you?

Your Excellency, please don't hide in your office enjoying goodies from the public purse. Kindly come out and see the suffering of the ordinary Ghanaian, see how key players in the private sector are crying, see how drivers are crying endlessly, and see the general excruciating hardship your leadership has brought to the country. Many people are dying by frustration.

Your Excellency, remember that a hidden mouse can't hide forever, it will certainly come out after the food it gathers into its abode is exhausted. I hope you understand my village language?

I shall be back to you in the shortest possible time. Please get up and save us.
Best regards to Samira.

Yours faithfully

Denis Andaban, a village boy from Daffima-Bussie-Issa constituency.

African Rising Movement Extends Invitation for Togo Solidarity.

Dear Members of the Civil Society,

I am extending a cordial invitation to you to attend Togo Solidarity Forum to discuss the political situation of Togo and how Pan-African civil society movements and activists in Ghana can support the people of Togo in their quest for democracy.
The event will take on Saturday the 18th of August 2018 at 10.00 am at the Moremi Initiative located at One Cocoa Street, East Legon.

Togo has been under dictatorial rule at the hands of the Gnassingbe family since 1967, making it the oldest military regime in Africa. Eyadema, notorious as one of Africa’s most brutal dictators ruled until his death in 2005 and was succeeded by his son Faure Gnassingbe, who, despite losing the public vote that same year, came to power by military force in the bloodiest presidential election in Togo’s history which left at least 500 people dead according to the United Nations.

Since then Faure Gnassingbe has run in the 2010 and 2015 elections and continues to run a violent and oppressive regime. He is the only president in the ECOWAS region to serve a third term, and so violates the 1992 constitution, which encompasses term limits and two-round elections.

On August 19th, 2018, following the call of the PNP party to protest for the reinstatement of the 1992 constitution which encompasses term limits, the people of Togo have embarked on a revolutionary struggle to demand the end of dictatorship in Togo. Exactly a year from that uprising, the Africans Rising movement is inviting all members of the civil society in Ghana to join a solidarity form to engage the citizens on Togo on ways Africans can support their struggle for democracy and justice.
Despite the geographical and demographic proximity and historic ties between the two countries, Ghanaian media, political and civic leaders are often unaware of the dire political situation of Togo. The event will foster effective networking and collaboration between Togolese and Ghanaian activist for a shared experience that can support the plight of the Togolese people.

I look forward to having you in the audience. Feel free to contact me if you have any question. To confirm your attendance, please RSVP at farida@africans-rising.org or 057-029-1481.

We will truly appreciate if you can join us as this event is global effort to raise awareness on the first anniversary of Togo uprising.

Sincerely,
Farida Bemba Nabourema,
Engagement & Collaboration Coordinator

African Rising Movement Extends Invitation for Togo Solidarity.

Dear Members of the Civil Society,

I am extending a cordial invitation to you to attend Togo Solidarity Forum to discuss the political situation of Togo and how Pan-African civil society movements and activists in Ghana can support the people of Togo in their quest for democracy.
The event will take on Saturday the 18th of August 2018 at 10.00 am at the Moremi Initiative located at One Cocoa Street, East Legon.

Togo has been under dictatorial rule at the hands of the Gnassingbe family since 1967, making it the oldest military regime in Africa. Eyadema, notorious as one of Africa’s most brutal dictators ruled until his death in 2005 and was succeeded by his son Faure Gnassingbe, who, despite losing the public vote that same year, came to power by military force in the bloodiest presidential election in Togo’s history which left at least 500 people dead according to the United Nations.

Since then Faure Gnassingbe has run in the 2010 and 2015 elections and continues to run a violent and oppressive regime. He is the only president in the ECOWAS region to serve a third term, and so violates the 1992 constitution, which encompasses term limits and two-round elections.

On August 19th, 2018, following the call of the PNP party to protest for the reinstatement of the 1992 constitution which encompasses term limits, the people of Togo have embarked on a revolutionary struggle to demand the end of dictatorship in Togo. Exactly a year from that uprising, the Africans Rising movement is inviting all members of the civil society in Ghana to join a solidarity form to engage the citizens on Togo on ways Africans can support their struggle for democracy and justice.
Despite the geographical and demographic proximity and historic ties between the two countries, Ghanaian media, political and civic leaders are often unaware of the dire political situation of Togo. The event will foster effective networking and collaboration between Togolese and Ghanaian activist for a shared experience that can support the plight of the Togolese people.

I look forward to having you in the audience. Feel free to contact me if you have any question. To confirm your attendance, please RSVP at farida@africans-rising.org or 057-029-1481.

We will truly appreciate if you can join us as this event is global effort to raise awareness on the first anniversary of Togo uprising.

Sincerely,
Farida Bemba Nabourema,
Engagement & Collaboration Coordinator

Upper West NDC gurus stormed Jirapa Nursing Training College.

The campus of the Jirapa nurses training college was today fully packed with bigwigs of our dear party to attend the general meeting of our intellectual youth wing (TEIN)

A lecture was delivered by our former mp of the Lawra constituency, Hon Samson Abu on the topic; (The role of TEIN in party development)

The hall was equally electrified by yet another very powerful lecturer and lecture, our own Regional Youth Commander, Hon Nicodemus N.B.D Dery on the topic; (The role of the grassroots in the party development, NDC)

We were lucky to have our mother, our regional women organiser, Hon Hajia Cecilia Hamza who also lectured on the topic; (The role of women in politics and nation development)

Hon Sharif, a deputy regional communication officer aspirant finally lectured on the topic; (The importance of a good link between TEIN and top party officials)

In attendance were some of the following; A powerful delegation from Abdul Nasir Saani (Chairman Bunas) a regional chairman aspirant, Hon Issahaku Nuhu Putieha a regional organiser aspirant and former MCE of Wa municipal Assembly, Hon Cletus Dapilah a regional secretary aspirant and former DCE of Jirapa district assembly.

Our two regional deputy youth organisers; Hon Abdul-Rahman Zakaria (General Markus) and Hon Titus Polukuu who are equally aspirants, the regional treasure, Hon Prince Razak also an aspirant were present as well.
Hon Bickson, a regional youth aspirant, Hon Aziz and Hon Tamimu who are also regional deputy youth organisers aspirants were present.

Some constituency executives from Lawra, Jirapa, Wa East, Wa central and Lambussie were in attendance as well.
The chairman of the regional media monitors, Professor Eresong was equally present.

It was a very successful and well attended meeting. The enthusiasm of the students and observers as well as the grassroots who were present was ignited once again.
With some of these party activities going into 2020 elections, I can only say, the NDC is ready and organising towards victory.

Source: DERY JOSHUA