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
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THE NORTHERN BOY OR GIRL MUST RISE

The Northern students must fix our priority of self development rather than placing it on the benefit of all. Certainly, it is the Northern Boy or Girl that you see often doing all the donkey work for others to benefit and is later abandoned.

I can state unequivocally that when you go to the bigger cities in this country (Ghana) like Kumasi, Accra, Sunyani and Techiman for instance, people you find doing the hard work are always the northerners. Apparently, I do often ask myself, why is it always the northerners? Is it that we don't deserve to enjoy the conducive work environment and the associated benefits like others from other parts of the Country?

One might think I am being tribalistic in this write up but that is my opinion and opinions they say are like noises.

Indeed, out of every ten people you see doing any dirty work nine or eight are always from the north. It is high time we went back, search for our priority and place it on self development rather than the humanitarian gains (development for all).

Let me not go far but descend to our various tertiary institutions. Our institutions, UEW-K, per my three years stay on campus, I got to realize that, my Northern brothers are being recognized than ever when it is time for students' politics. Campaigning, manifesto writing, Speech writing and defending cases at the students' court hearing are mostly done by my Northern brothers. Initially I thought the trend was going to change but it seems to be a going concern at all levels including the national level.

A classical example at the national level is the vigilante groups debacle in the country. Out of the various vigilante groups noted which the government is pretentiously fighting to disband, you will realize that 70 to 80 percent of the members are bearing the names of Northerners. Our politicians do use these groups to fight for their parochial interest. Vandalism, assassination and sabotage of their opponents are hallmarks of these people. This is done to secure victory for their pay masters. My question is, if in the process of distraction you perish your life, what benefit would your family who suffered in bringing you up will benefit? Absolutely Nothing. You might even be regarded as one of the foolish persons in this country when unfortunately you are being caught in the process.

My candid advice to my colleagues Northern Brothers and sisters, I know the general perception about our part of the country is that, "we are poor" but we have all it takes to break that bounds. According to Walter Elias Disney, he said " if you can dream it , you can make it" let's join hands together, say NO and fight hard to break that mischief myths in our minds, promote peace and the development of ourselves, our sector and the country, Ghana at large.

Thank You.

Yaro D Clifford

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www.yarodclifford@gmail.com

THE DYNAMISM OF POLITICS ON CAMPUS

It is time I add my voice to the unending debate on campus, on the topic which set of leaders, lead UEW-K for the one year. Worldwide we are facing leadership crisis in business, industry, government, labour, education and even our churches and Mosques are all said to be starving from effective leadership of which UEW-K is not an exception.

We may have many people trying to fill the vacancies and take up the mantle of leadership but the question is, are they really out to fight for students interest and welfare or are out to create, loot and share?
In fact, civilization must experience progress, and progress depends on leadership. So you can see how sensitive and critical this area of leadership is. Much attention, dedication and commitment must be given to it since it seeks to address students problems and fights for their welfare.

Let me start this whole story by attempting to define who a leader is. A leader is someone who is in charge at his work place, performing the duties of leading a group of people. It all involves establishing a clear vision , sharing your vision with others for them to follow willingly, providing information, knowledge and methods of realizing this vision.

Over the past few years UEW-K has faced a lot of challenges in choosing leaders which has affected us negatively to a great extend. Because most of these leaders were resourced parsimonious and only a few were resource spendthrift.
Considering this trend you will see clearly how our only resource which is our finance has suffered because most of our leaders are resource parsimonious. In fact, we are here today because of the actions and inactions of our leaders and the caliber of people we choose to lead us.

Leadership is not about bold, big or diabolic you are is about wisdom, competence and the desire to serve humanity and leave a good mark for one self. I must however admit that diabolism is part of politics but in situation where it is extreme you must quickly distance yourself from such person's as they will have nothing good to offer at the end of the day. Such people must be booted and hooted out before they manage their way into office. Campus politics is very dynamic and flexible so you need inside knowledge and resourceful guidance before you can choose the right person to lead. Politics is a game of win or lose but you don't win an election at all cost. Just share your vision, sell your ideas and allow students to make their decisions.

We must not be giving monies , credit or even promise appointments before we support candidates. No we are above that. In fact, some of us suffered a lot before paying our school fees and SRC dues, so we must allow any greedy politician to squander, loot and share our monies. We must get value for our monies irrespective of who you are as our leader. Let's do the right thing so that we can hold leaders accountable for their spendings because it is one of the many qualities of a leader he must be held accountable. It's true everyone has a candidate he/she supports but let do our background checks well and know the people we seek to support very well before even convincing others to join us blindly as we have.

The last set of leaders we need is leaders with extreme diabolism, sugar quoted words and fake boldness and pretense just to convince us to put him/her in office to execute his devilish plans. This year propaganda must stop, dirty politics and politics of tribalism and regions of origins must stop. We are all human beings irrespective of your tribe or region we all deserve the opportunity to be leaders. And no candidate should hide behind any false and dubious ways just to seek students votes, let's come clean and do the right thing and we shall be voted for. Just be clear in your doings and allow students decide your fate.

Again we don't need media men to lead us, nor do we need people with packed CVs. We have seen SRC Presidents with packed CVs who have failed worth fully, some very bold and could bring the whole local assemble meeting to a hault even when they don't have a case. We need a committed, dedicated, visionary and above all God fearing people to lead us.

Follow students let's go back to the drawing board, think very well, subject our candidates to serious scrutiny and know why they really want power before we vote them. We deserve better services from our leaders but we must first make the right choices.

Moreover let's seek guidance and ask questions from those ahead then coupled with our own principles and beliefs then we can vote wisely.

Let's do clean politics and stop the propaganda and UEW-K shall work again. I also pray that the good Lord guide us through this elections. Students must be served and served well. Wishing all hopefuls the best of luck in your quest of seeking to become a leader. Students interest first my stands.
God bless students of UEW-K
God bless UEW-K and
God bless our homeland Ghana.

Wahidu Saaka
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A MEETING OF NDC AND NPP CAN NOT SOLVE THE ISSUE OF POLITICAL VIGILANTISM ACCORDING TO CROSSFIRE GHANA.

President Akuffo Addo on Thursday during the presentation of our current state as a Nation touched on a very sensitive issue, political vigilantism, I know many a Ghanaian was keen to know what our president and commander in chief had to say on this disgraceful menace.

The president rightly condemned it in no uncertain terms and we at Crossfire Ghana want to congratulate him for that. Moving on, he hinted that he has directed his party, the New patriotic party, to meet with the National Democratic Congress to fashion out ways to cure this political canker.

He further said if they are not able to do it, he will present a legislative instrument to parliament to enact a law banning it. We were taken back by the suggestion or directive by the president. We say this because we expected the president to have said that he had authorised his party to disband their vigilante groups. We know in his last state of the Nation address, he condemned it. It was rife then his party's invisible, Delta and khandaha forces had tormented and forced his own appointees out of office. His party stepped in and nothing happened till they went to disrupt a court session. How then can parties who are beneficiaries of these criminal acts stop it?

We, on this note want to appeal to the president to begin from his own party by ordering for the disbandment of the known vigilante groups, then he can lead the crusade to get our parliament to enact a law to criminalize this canker.

We also wish to appeal to the police service to as a matter of urgency look for the killers of the Gentleman who was murdered in cold blood at the NDC Regional office in Kumasi.

We pray those who were caught on tape in the Ayawaso west WUOGON issue will be dealt with devoid of political consideration.
Thank you.

.......signed.......
Nana Osei Tutu
CONVENER OF CROSSFIRE GHANA.
(0244 506776)

Political Vigilantism

Ghana has suddenly become a society entrapped in a restless and relentless consumerism where materialism become the new religion and money the new God. It is against this background that every unemployed youth in the country wants to associate himself with powerful party bigwigs in order to put food on the table for their families. This informs the reasons behind the adventurous actions being taken by members in these groups.

Activities of these groups are very inimical to the peace of the country hence igniting a loud unending calls, emanating from well meaning Ghanaians to wage war against the very activities and existence of these political vigilante groups in Ghana. The activities of these private political party's security groups have taken center stage in our various media outlets in recent times. The existence of these groups, which stems from the various political parties in Ghana, notably, the two major parties; NPP and NDC, is being questioned as their activities breakdown the moral fibre of the country's security. Reasons behind the establishment of these groups are premised on what they termed "biased and ineffective security personnel" in the country. Against this backdrop, the two major political parties severally complained bitterly about neglect and unprofessional treatment meted out against their members by the national security personnel at a particular point in time. Ghanaians unanimously condemn these groups because there is no moral equivalence between the actions and inactions.

Extensive discussions regarding the activities of these groups remain unabated since NPP came to power. It does happens so because our punitive laws have been left to sleep on the books for far too long, because of the institutional enforcement inaction of men and women who are supposed to uphold these laws but are not doing so. The government and the security agencies are sleeping on their jobs.

The dastardly acts being perpetrated by these groups are everything objectionable in a democratic nation like Ghana hence the loud calls for their disbandment. The question I asked is that is it practically possible that we can disband these groups? Yes! This is possible if the government of the day portray that indeed they will serve the interest of the citizenry and not party members. It is also possible if the political parties come to consensus to undo this canker they have brought on Ghanaians.

Now the question of whether or not we should integrate members of these groups into the official national security services as a way of disbanding them is the bowl of contention between many Ghanaians. Another question which should not be an after-dinner conversation but rather a question of pressing practical importance is that where do we place these people after disbanding and rendering them jobless? Don't you think these guys will come together and form a larger and more powerful gang which will serve as a terrorist group as Boko Haram in Nigeria? I envisage this happening and when it happens, it's still the ordinary Ghanaian who will face the repercussions.

We have to as a nation, critically think and take swift measures against this canker that is militating against the very existing peace in this country.

I conclude by making a clarion call on the government and all politicians to serve the interest of the citizens and desist from the selective ways of dealing with the good people of the country. Politicians and leaders should also stop the pick and choose recruitment of their party fateful into our security services for that has been the very foundation for so many security crisis in Ghana.

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The Return Of DUMSOR, The Bizarre Situation Of Wiamoase In The Sekyere South District Of The Ashanti Region

Dumsor is derived from two separate words from Ashanti Twi,the Akuapem Twi or Fante dialects of the Akan language :DUM(to turn off or quench) and SOR (to turn on or to kindle). So the term has roughly translates as "off and on".The term has also recently evolved into DUMDUM (off and off), due to the increase in the intensity of the power outages.

With all the negative effects Dumsor came with in 2001 and 2012-2016 ( for example ISSER in a report stated that Ghana lost about 1billion dollars in 2014 alone because of DUMSOR, also a woman in labour at Bawku Presbyterian hospital who gave birth and was on oxygen lost both her life and that of the unborn baby after power supply went off in February 2016), the previous government led by his excellency the former president promised and did end DUMSOR in 2016.

It is worth nothing that Ghanaians are beginning to experience another wave of Dumsor or load shedding whose schedule is not published as was the norm.
Ghana's Parliament is even divided on how to call it, this ushered in the term Dumsaa supposedly, the superlative form of Dumsor.

While officials of Ghana's energy sector regulators are claiming that Dumsaa is due to transmission failures, sector analysts believe Dumsaa is a matter of gross corporate liquidity mismanagement. With illustrious sons and daughters like the current chief of staff, Hon. Frema Opare, business mongul, Dr. Kwame Osei Despite, actor and comedian, Agya Koo, etc.

The situation of Wiamoase is even bizarre, the erratic power supply is worst than power supply experienced in neighboring country Nigeria, as inhabitants would put it, which make them wonder if they are really part of Ghana.

Dumsor occurs every day in Wiamoase since the beginning of the year and can take close to 12 hours before the lights are back. The unannounced Dumsor in Wiamoase has led to electronic equipments avoidably damaged, refrigerated food regularly spoiled, health and safety harmed, with clinics having no lights and, staff and students of Okomfo Anokye Senior High School are badly affected by this quagmire as the only senior high school in the town.

Counting their losses everyday, inhabitants of Wiamoase in the sekyere south of the Ashanti Region is calling on government to as a matter of urgency, resolve the power outages in the town or publish a credible time table for load shedding to avert any further damages.

Joshua Dedee

0502477585

Ghana Is On The Verge Of Experiencing Civil Unrest Under President Nana Akuffo Addo

The recent frail and uncertain security situation in the country resulting in loss of lives of many innocent Ghanaians is so worrying and threatening to the peace of Ghana. The supersonic speed with which our beloved country descends into lawlessness and insecurity speaks volumes of a very weak and substandard leadership of president Nana Add and his security services. The prevalence of the current situation evokes a kind of blatant lawlessness, showcasing failure on the part of the president and his "men".

It is so saddening and worrying, the nonchalance and impunity with which these crimes are executed. This indicates an emboldening of the perpetrators behind them emanate directly from the half-hearted response from the president and his security agencies. It is abundantly clear that the government is unable to get hold on very germane issues that are frustrating and cutting short, the lives of citizens of the country.

Ghanaians are seeing their security service failing and are rightly apprehensive now than ever with the security situation we find ourselves. Recent escalating happenings have propelled Ghanaians to as a matter of urgency, take our personal security with all the seriousness it deserves. A litany of unpalatable happenings ranging from murder, kidnapping, violence attack by vigilante groups among others are the dominant news headlines in our airwaves. The urge for citizens to take the law into their own hands by trying to find solutions to their insecurity keeps growing. Though this act is objectionable in this 21st century, there seems to be no alternative hence the need to chart that path.

The current unwarranted and condemnable happenings in the country seems to suggest leadership failure to fulfilling one of their constitutional responsibilities, the more reason why Ghana is on the crossroad to experiencing its fair share of civil uprising. Nobody seems to be responsible for the fast growing never-ending violence being meted out on innocent Ghanaians daily. We must therefore be responsible for our own lives since all-die-be-die is not our position.

What is more threatening and indicative of a possible civil unrest is that the hoodlums and perpetrators of these acts when arrested, are defended and released by political party bigwigs. It therefore stand to reason that those who are very lucky to have aligned themselves to powerful political party's heavy-waits at the helm of affairs, can commit such crimes with impunity and go untouched. Very unfortunate for a democratic country like Ghana.

When all these things are possible, on what ground would one argue with me on my prediction? But it behoves me to clearly make stand conspicuous. I am not one of those religious charlatans and religious demagogues who take delight in prophesying on issues of election outcomes and predicting the register of impending high-level profile deaths. Far from that! The actions and inactions of this government and its vigilante groups ever since NPP won power, are charting a path that will lead to a civil uprising. There are litany of crimes and pockets of violence they executed ranging from beating-up people and locking offices, beating judges and freeing their members in court and most recently, the shooting incident at Ayawaso by-election. The yet to be investigated shooting incident at NDC Head Quarters in Kumasi today was also executed by some members of a yet-to-be-determined vigilante group.

The level of security deterioration in the country cannot be measured. This creates fear and panic among Ghanaians. I am aware they (NPP) will vehemently try to deny this but it is a common knowledge.

A question which is not suitable for after-dinner conversation but rather a pressing practical question of significant importance is, should the ordinary Ghanaian remain unarmed as law abiding citizens to lose their lives one day for no crime committed? Is that what this government wants? This is indeed practically impossible! But take note, my statement does not in any way suggests an advocacy for Ghanaians to arm themselves. It is rather the current state of Ghana that seeks to suggest that. Unless the president and the security agencies prove beyond incompetence, Ghanaians will begin to arm themselves in order to put up a deep spirited defence when attacked.

It must also be pointed out that one contributory factor that is pushing this country to welcoming an unfriendly guest, (civil unrest) aside the security crisis is the culture of silence. This slow but dangerous comrade of destruction which was introduced by this government is gathering momentum gradually. This reminds me of what Harry Truman once said "once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fears".

Majority of Ghanaians are forced by this government to remain tongue-tied for their jobs security. The hardship is so deeply rooted in the country yet the fear for losing one's life has made it difficult for one to talk about it. Almost all Ghanaians are moaning and the averse effect of it is very destructive more than volcanic eruption. All these things that are accumulating, will explode one day in this country when citizens are unable to contain them any more.

The signs are so glaring. Government must act swiftly to reduce the unending pressure being mounted on the good people of this country or else Ghana will in no distant time, have no option than to receive genocide as her unfriendly guest.

derbieraphael@yahoo.com
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Your Mindset is the moulding block of your physiological being and future.

It has been a while ever since I dropped my ink for some emotional and psychological reasons but as the popular Ghanaian's community saying goes, the downfall of a man is never the end of this life, in bouncing back to my passion, I would want to share with my dear readers a piece which I have entitled " Your mindset is the moulding block of your physiological being and future ".

In my experience and research, I have come across many writers who laced their words on motivational thoughts of which most of them in their messages try in building the self conference ,perseverance and determination level of their readers and on that, I got to realized for myself that, the whole secret behind every successful person lies on two key words which I termed as The Determinants of Future. The first key word is Determination and the second word is Mindset. I will first want to torch on the Mindset and deal with the Determination in my subsequent piece to come.

With the issue of the Mindset, in simplicity means your future lies in your Mindset. One other thing I have realized is that, the mind has never ceased a minute from working although I used to believe what my grandmother told me some years ago that your Mind rest or stop working when you are asleep I wish it was today, I would have asked my grandmother a simply question which is, if it is indeed true then why is it that when you sleep and had a dream, you are able to recall vividly whatever transpired in the dream? You see, the point is, you may failed to put the thoughts from your mind into coherent and judicious use and working hard towards it but that doesn't mean you don't have great mind because the controller of your physical body is the Mindset.

Henry Ford once said, "whether you think you can or you can't either way you are right" hence to live and enjoy the future you desire to see yourself can never be attained if you cannot see it for yourself today in your mind's eye. In the quest to become one of the icon in the society, try as much as possible to see yourself to be the person you admire and desire to be, work hard towards it and I assure you will certainly become that person one day. The obligation therefore lies with you to decide what you want. Believe you can have it. Believe you deserve it. Believe it is possible for you. Close your eyes everyday for several minutes and visualize having what you want. Feel it. Believe it is already yours and finally don't forget to pray over it. That is what I termed as The Psychological Block for Physiological Development.

In the biblical context, Proverbs 23:7, of the Bible says, " As man thinketh in his heart, so he is" the big secret is in your thoughts to backed this point, one Buddha ever sighted that, " all that we are is the result of what we have thought. It is founded on our thoughts and made up of our thoughts " my dear reader I want you to use a minute to take a logical review of your life today. Are you the person you thought of becoming some days or years back? What was the strategy you used in your quest to becoming that person you desire to be? Has the strategy work for you? If your answer is No, one thing I would want you to know is that no matter how best your strategy may be it still requires a lot of effort to ensure that your chosen strategy achieved the result you expected and all this depends on the Mindset.

One brothers of mine Joseph Ziekye ever told me that, "where there is a vision, there is a provision". And after the conversation, I keep asking myself a question that, where would the provision come from? Is it going to come from within me or someone else? But with the little experience that I have had from my interaction with people, I got to know that indeed I have great values in me just that, I have failed at many times to realize those values and that is my problem, yours may also be the same or similar to mine but today, I want you to know that everything we do is from the mind so change your Mindset today and it will change your entire life, your future and your destiny but remember to keep most of your plans to yourself that is the secret because not everyone you associate with want your success.

I would like to conclude by eating the words of one popular Ghanaian motivational speaker Emmanuel Dei-Tumi " we are in the era of mind power not man power. Developed your mind".

By: Yaro D. Clifford

Tel: 0201563016

www.yarodclifford@gmail.com

THE PEOPLE OF KULMASA CELEBRATES MR. ABDULAI B. KASSIM

In times when unemployment is on the rise, the efforts of any individual to reduce this unspeakable act cannot be overlooked. It is based on this assertion the people of Kulmasa cannot hide their joy for a son, brother, uncle, father, grandfather etc who has the society at heart and contributing significantly to the development of his community, district, region and Ghana at large. It is largely argued that most rich people do not give back to the society after their service to the nation is over, well Mr Kassim has made the story different. Read with me to know how this man has made the story different.

Mr Kassim is a 64-year-old man who have been very successful in life by reckoned of his hard work. He is a retired banker who has been in the banking industry for close to 34 years. After his retirement he could have stayed elsewhere but because of his love for society and his desire to make the world a better living place for others, he came back to his village where he was born and groomed to share with his people the little he has acquired. Most people cannot hide their joy and happiness whenever his name is mentioned. For the people of Kulmasa and its environs, alone this man would have been the first gentleman of mother Ghana because even with the little he has, he have proven his worth.

A year after his retirement he returned to his hometown to set up a water purification factory (pure water ) in the community of which he has employed several of our youth who were idling and becoming a burden on the society. He has also renovated an abandoned classroom which has been well furnished and stuffed with books for the community Junior High School. He did not stop there recently an NGO donated a number of computers to the community school at the district capital and he bore the transportation cost and the renovation of the computer laboratory for the installation of the computers. Again he has been helping to pay the school fees for people who would have terminated their education because of financial constraints. Due to his reputation and dignity in the banking industry he has also helped few people to acquire jobs in the sector. You can mention and mention a junk of societal problems this man has helped solved and will never get finished.

On personal basis you cannot count the number of people he has helped in their weddings, naming ceremonies, funerals ect. Just mention the personal pressing needs of our people that have been solved and he has a hand in it. He also ensures that workers posted to the community have the greatest hospitality and a conducive environment to work and stay comfortable for their stay. Also as part of his kind nature part of his "pure water factory " has been mechanised as borehole as a source of portable water for the community use. This has brought relief on many women who use to walked long distances for water and also reduce the pressure on our two boreholes. I call him a one-man crusader towards developing the society and the country. He is indeed following the principle of been the change you want to see in the society.

These are the kind of inspiring people we need in our communities to bring the change our society needs not politicians who only comes around for campaign after which the only person you get to speak to at his office is his secretary. My people lets wising up, lets stand for our rights and desist from dirty and politics of deceit. I also want to use this opportunity to create the indulgence of our youth to join hands and educate our parents that a bag of rice, a pack of Maggi, a pack of tea from a politician cannot bring us portable water, cannot bring us quality health services, cannot bring us good roads, cannot bring us quality education and that we won't vote for such politician because they are tempering with our future now and generations to come. It is often said that a society that does not celebrates its heroes is not worth dying for. Is on this note the people of Kulmasa and its environs cannot hide their joy but express their gratitude to you for your numerous developmental projects that have helped reduce unemployment, send children back to school, provide us with portable drinking water, ensure quality education etc.

We are indeed grateful and may the good Lord replenish all that you have lost in your quest to making the society a better living place for others. Also other few well-meaning people have also contributed their quota to the development of our community we say a big thank you. We also thank those who still intend to cultivate the habit of giving back to the society, because is the only way we can develop as a community, district and a nation at large and not through politicians who have nothing to offer than bags of rice and sugar. Abraham Lincoln once said that "you cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. " Yes, it is our responsibility to develop our community lets face it today or never.

God bless Kulmasa, bless Sawla-Tuna-Kalba district, and bless our homeland Ghana.

WAHIDU SAAKA
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The Unprecedented Orientation Of Lambussie Constituency NDC Branch Executives

The constituency executives of the Lambussie Constituency organised their maiden and unprecedented capacity building orientation for their branch executives. It was a well organised and power packed programme spearheaded by their dynamic and indefatigable youth organiser, Mr. Alipo, and the communication officer, under the theme: "The role of the Youth wing in rejuvenating the grassroots for speedy re-organisational process of the party. Operation heal all the wounds, cement all the cracks and be solid for victory 2020".

The programme which was held at the premises of the constituency chairman was well patronised by the branch executives, constituency executives, regional executives, the member of parliament and some other well meaning comrades. Indeed, the programme served as a projector that magnified their unflinching quest to recapturing power come 2020. It was organised with the core aim of fortifying, rejuvenating and equipping the constituency executives with the necessary skills in preparation for victory in the 2020 election.

The constituency youth commander, Mr. Alipo, briefing the audience on the purpose of the programme stated that the programme was the first of it kind so far. "This programme is the first ever being organised in the constituency. We organised it at this particular time to properly equip, fortify, rejuvenate and strengthen our branch executives to start championing the crusade of operation win hands down". He added, "this orientation will equip us with the necessary skills and some technical techniques that will automatically strengthen us and make our work towards the 2020 election simpler and easier. This will safe us from the convenient game theory of political deception from this substandard government ".

The first speaker, Mr. Prosper Puoire, the vociferous and dynamic Upper West NDC Communication Officer, spoke on the topic, "Equipping the youth with the requisite skills and aptitude to enable them participate actively in healing the wounds and cementing the cracks as part of the re-organisation process". He painstakingly took the audience through the enviable ideological orientation of the NDC. He further entreated those on social media to share the current happenings in this government with all party members at the branch level. "I plead with those of you on social media to update all our party members at the branch level, the current happenings in this government so that our people will be abreast with issues. This will enable them to communicate effectively to the people in and around the constituency. When this is done Ghanaians will not be deceived again". He said, "at any level you are speaking, the people look at where you are saying what you are telling them. They look at the personality doing the talking, that is who is communicating? And finally, what at all are you communicating to them"? Mr. Prosper vehemently stated "these are the basic things people look out from you executives".

Again, the regional communication officer charged the executives to start organising branch meetings if they have not started. He said, "you have to start holding branch meetings with our people at the branch levels if you have not started. It is very significant to meet often and discuss few things about the forward movement of the party. It is not only the duties of the constituency or regional executives to call meetings at the branch levels. We have to put aside personal issues and benefit greatly from the branch meetings. We must be hospitable not only to our comrades but also to non-comrades so that we can win more souls for NDC. This is the time. Our elders do say that slow runners begin running early, that they may reach the middle of their journey before the fast runners start their journey".

Mr. Prosper Puoire further admonished executives to be vigilant with hearsay because hypocrites are many. He said, "the NDC parliamentary elections will be coming off soon. We have to be very careful with hearsay. The hypocrites and hearsay at all levels are likely to take the center stage in our party in a no distant time as we journey towards this crucial exercise. Let us play crucial roles in electing credible and winnable flagbearer and parliamentary candidates".

The second speaker, the gallant and humble Regional Youth Organiser, Mr. Nicodemus Dery, spoke on the topic, "Conscientising the youth in social democracy ". He told the audience that each and everyone has a sacrosanct responsibility to ensuring victory come 2020, but the sacrosanctity of that collective effort can only be manifested if we ourselves make up our minds. He said, "each of us has a responsibility, our responsibilities are not to blame one another but to work for victory. We have to work so that we all will benefit from the party's development when we come to power. Anybody who fails to work will not benefit when we win. No contribution, no chop. He went further to ask a rhetorical question, "how are we re-organising ourselves to win the 2020 election?

He charged the youth to prepare themselves for the 2020 election. "We the Youth must get prepared to police the ballot boxes in the 2020 election. We will not sit down and allow the NPP and its invisible forces to hijack the electoral processes. We must not remain in opposition after the 2020 election. We will win the election but it all depends on us".

Commander Sylvester Bawilse Boyuo who is a former police commander took members through the topic, "Conscientizing the youth towards protecting the ballot box,
Presidential and parliamentary election 2020; the role of the NDC youth wing of Lambussie constituency". He said that the youth are the strong pillars in every vibrant political party. The victory of any party depends largely on the youth wing. One major key role the youth play is protecting the ballot box as polling agents or party agents during elections. He said that the constitution has given room for every presidential or parliamentary candidate to present agents to guard their boxes. It is the youth who have the strength and are also on the ground, so they know the nitty-gritty of the constituency, hence the need for them to be engaged in this regard. Commamander Sylvester Boyuo having taken the audience through the electoral processes, called on the youth to avail themselves for the protection of the ballot boxes in the 2020 election. He added that lack of party agents and less commitment displayed by some of the polling agents were some of the contributory factors to the party's defeat in the 2016 election.

The regional women organiser also charged the women to play active roles in the activities as the party tightens its belt to recapture power. She said, "we, women are numerically stronger than the men yet we don't see you in your numbers playing key roles in re-organising the party. We have lots of associations and women groups, let's use those groups to win more souls for our party. She concluded by challenging the women, "those of you women who will be able to win five new souls for NDC will be rewarded greatly".

The Regional Organiser, Hon. Nuhu Putiaha, represented the regional chairman, Mr. Bunas as he is famously called. In his speech delivered by Hon. Nuhu Putiaha, he commended the Lambussie Constituency Executives for their proactiveness. He said, "it has not been long when we were elected but this is the fourth time we are here for power packed programmes of great magnitude. This constituency has been the pace setter in the region. They chart the path for others to emulate. That is highly commendable.

"Again, chairman Bunas ask me to tell you that the NDC presidential and parliamentary elections will be coming off very soon, so we must not allow the love for our candidates to degenerate into a deep seated cracks among us. We have to be circumspect in our utterances so that we can still work together as a party after the primaries".
Finally, the member of parliament of the constituency, Hon. Edward Dery, added that the other executives should also try their best possible to win at least five new souls for the party to enable the party win the 2020 election.

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