50th Anniversary Celebration of Wa School for the Deaf, the Contribution of Pro-NDC Whatsapp Platform “Meet Ur MP’s/ fmr MP’s n MMDCE’s” Platform

Wa school for the deaf was established in 1969. The school is located in the outskirt of the Wa town. It is directly opposite Wa Senior High School. Wa School for the deaf serves as the only school in the Upper West Region which admits students who are hearing impaired across the length and breadth of the country. The numerical strength of the school currently stands at 262 students.

As the school marks its 50th anniversary, plans are far advanced towards the celebration of this milestone. Among these plans is the launching of the anniversary.

Today, 23rd March, 2019 happens to be the day for the launching of the 50th Anniversary. This took place at the school premises. The dignitaries present were the Most Rev. Bishop Baawour, members of the regional house of chiefs, Pro-NDC Whatsapp platform, "Meet Ur MP's/ fmr MP's n MMDCE's", and staff of the school.

On this special day of the school for the deaf, a Pro-NDC platform christened "Meet Ur MP's/fmr MP's and MMDCE's", participated in this special day of this school. In fact, this was the only political party that honoured the invitation. No other political party honoured this all important programme. This is significant enough to showcasing how committed and honest the NDC is to undoing discrimination against the disables in this country.

As part of our social responsibilities and objectives as a purpose driven NDC Whatsapp platform, we made donation of several varied items valued Ghc4000 to the school. We further bought the anniversary cloth to support them in advertising the programme.

We did this to show the love and care we have for our younger brothers and sisters who are hearing impaired. This further reflects the all inclusiveness the NDC as a party stands for. The NDC party does not discriminate against the disables this is the reason why it is the first political party in the history of Ghana to have appointed a visually impaired person, Hon. Seidu Danaa as a minister. It can be inferred that the NDC believes strongly in the famous saying, "disability is not inability". It is on this score that we socialised and solidarised with our younger brothers and sisters in this school to inspire and give them hope.

Quite apart from that members of this Pro-NDC platform went ahead to play a football match with these students and that was the excited part of the programme.

During the programme, opportunity was given to representative of "Meet Ur MP's/ fmr MP's n MMDCE's" to say a word. Below is the speech presented by this noble and purpose driven Whatsapp platform.

A SPPECH DELIVERED AT THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF THE WA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF ON THE 23RD MARCH, 2019

Madam Chairperson, Headmaster, Our Lord Bishop of Catholic Wa diocese, Most Rev. Richard Baawour, Representive of Regional Director of Education, Invited Guest, Staff and Students of the School for the Deaf, members of NDC present, Media, Ladies and Gentlemen. As members of a Pro-NDC WhatsApp platform by name "Meet Ur MPs /fmr MPs and MMDCEs", we are grateful for the honour done us to be part of this 50th anniversary celebration of the school for the deaf.

As social democrats, NDC holds people living with disabilities in high esteem and as a result we were the first political party in Ghana to appoint a person living with disability to the high office of a minister, in the person of Hon. Dr. Seidu Danaa.

In this direction, we are here today to socialize and to solidarise with our younger brothers and sisters and to add our voice to the fact that disability is not inability.

We will also wish to state that we will continue to collaborate and give support to the school in whatever way possible to help our brothers and sisters living with disabilities to realize their dreams. We are very hopeful that the next NDC government to be led by His Excellency John Dramani Mahama will give a facelift to the Wa School for the Deaf and we are assuring you that persons living with disability will continue to be part of the NDC family and future government.

As part of our support for the launching of your 50th anniversary celebration, we are donating assorted items valued at GHC 4000.00, which include:

Two (2) sewing machines

One (1) set of weaving machine

Three hundred (300) bowls with lids

Three hundred (300) cups with lids

Three hundred (300) exercise books

Two (2) footballs

Twenty-five (25) cartons of soft drinks and

Two (2) boxes of biscuits

In conclusion, Madam Chairperson, the door of the NDC is still opened and the school should not hesitate to knock on it for support when the need arises.

Thank you very much.

Eye Zu
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Mr. Ishmael Dibkuu
Regional Elections Director (NDC)
Group Administrator
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Hon. Mavis Nkansah-Boadu donates desks to schools in the Afigya Sekyere East Constituency. 

The Member of Parliament for Afigya Sekyere East Constituency, Hon. Mavis Nkansah-Boadu today 25th March, 2019 presented dual and mono desks to some basic schools in her constituency. 

Officials from the Sekyere South District Education Office received the desks on behalf of the schools. The desks will be distributed to schools that have inadequate desks for pupils.

Hon. Mavis Nkansah-Boadu has over the years had the desire to ensure all schools in her constituency become conducive for teaching and learning. 

The officials from the District Education Office expressed their appreciation to the Member of Parliament and commended her for her good works to improve education in the district. 

 

By: Adu Mensah Kwaku Jnr

adumensah20@yahoo.com

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Government officials begged me to ‘destroy’ Anas – Ken Agyapong

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, has revealed that some big men within the party asked him to destroy renowned investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
The controversial politician confessed that after mounting a spirited defense for the party, some members with the NPP have now decided to embarrass and destroy his reputation.
Mr. Agyapong in the wake of the Number 12 documentary, which exposed massive corruption at the Ghana Football Association leading to the resignation of GFA President Kwasi Nyantakyi, attacked Anas on several occasions calling him a fraud and a criminal person.
He further released some pictures he claimed were that of the investigative journalist.
But in an interview on Oman FM, the NPP firebrand added that he will not seek a re-election due to how the NPP is embarrassing him after he was used to destroy Anas and the Tiger Eye PI firm.
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“After mounting a spirited defense for the party against undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, I was disgraced in parliament like a child,” the fuming Assin Central lawmaker said.
He added: “Look at how the party is using me and eventually will disgrace me. I have had enough and I am quitting, I am telling you in plain words. Before the Anas video came out, those who had the chance to preview it were alarmed and knew it will put the party in a bad light. They sent emissaries to my house at dawn to go and defend the party; thereafter they disgraced me in parliament.

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“Anybody who is at the NPP headquarters lobbying to be a Minister if I am not an MP he cannot run me down. Nobody can also come and ask me to leave my house at 7am and go to defend the party on radio or television. Politics is not the only means through which one can make it. I am tired of NPP and the embarrassments.”

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“I have decided not to contest again because of NPP and their conduct. The way they are using me and making me to face all sorts of embarrassment I do not think I can continue. You can record and go and play to them. Where I have lived my life up to and they are treating me, I am calling it quits,” Mr. Agyapong stated.

Source: Starrfm.com.gh

Ayawaso West Wuogon looked like Afghanistan – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama has expressed disappointment in his successor, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, for describing the violence during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election as an “isolated incident”.
He said if the president had borne the brunt of the violence, he would not have described the events as such.
The former president was commenting on the incident in an interview on Accra-based Radio Gold. Despite the widely condemned violence, President Akufo-Addo had congratulated the winner, Lydia Seyram Alhassan, in a statement.
The three-time leader of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) had described events during the by-elections as isolated.
The violence during the January 31 by-election led to gunshots fired, particularly around the residence of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) candidate.


Gunshots were fired at the residence of Delali Kwasi Brempong, whose party withdrew from the by-elections A scuffle at the La Bawaleshie Presbyterian Polling Station involving uniformed men said to be National Security Council operatives has received nationwide condemnation.
The masked men are believed to be trained militia of the NPP. They attacked all manner of persons including Member of Parliament of Ningo Prampram Constituency Sam Nartey George.
“It looked like Afghanistan,” Mr Mahama said in the interview on Friday. “You can’t believe this is Ghana.”

The former president had already met with the diplomatic community to apprise them of how events unfolded at Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency.
He said the issues have to be dealt with immediately.

This comes a day after President Akufo-Addo called on the leadership of both the NPP and the NDC to meet to voluntarily disband all militias within their folds.

Akufo-Addo wants NPP, NDC to disband vigilante groups or else… He said the security agencies will be on stand-by for an outcome of the meeting.
The president at the delivery of his State of the Nation address on Thursday said he will initiate a legislation on the matter if the parties are not able to come out with a feasible resolution.

Source:3news.com

CID invites Ken Agyapong over killing of Anas’ undercover partner

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, has officially invited Member of Parliament for Assin Central, the Honorable Kennedy Agyapong over the murder of investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas partner, Mr Ahmed Hussein-Suale, MyNewsGh.com has confirmed.


The police said they will leave no stone unturned in getting to the bottom of the murder. They said Mr Kennedy Agyapong is only being invited as a person of interest.

Mr Ahmed Hussein Suale who worked with the Tiger Eye Private Investigations operated by ace journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, was gunned down by unknown assailants at Madina on Wednesday.
Hussein-Suale was shot three times, twice in the chest and another in the neck late Wednesday night while driving home by unidentified men riding a motorbike. He is the first journalist in the country to be killed this year.
According. to the CID, it is following all leads, indicating that all persons suspected to be linked to the murder will be invited to assist in the investigations.


Kennedy Agyapong is expected to tell the police what he knows about the murder.
'I am innocent'
Meanwhile, even before his official invitation from the police cane, Kennedy Agyapong has stated emphatically that he knows nothing about the murder.
He spoke on NEAT FM’s morning show ‘Ghana Montie’.
He avers that the young journalist never offended him whiles alive so it’s unfortunate that he has been linked to his ‘unfortunate’ death.


“A friend called to tell me that there is something trending on social media that I engineered the killing of one Ahmed. First of all, the guy has never offended me in anyway,” he said.
“When I premiered the ‘Who watches the watchman’ at Oman FM premises, I was told that I know Ahmed very well because he has been coming to my station for money. So I ordered them to stop him [Ahmed] from coming there and ‘beat the hell out from him’ because he can fix secret cameras around. This is what I said,” the controversial lawmaker told host, Kwesi Aboagye in an interview.

Source: mynewsgh.com

Auditor-General submits special report to parliament

The Auditor-General has submitted a special audit report on Disallowance and Surcharge to Parliament, in fulfilment of the provision under Article 187 of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana.

A Statement signed by Mr Bernard Conduah, the Acting Public Relations Officer of the Audit Service and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Thursday stated.

The statement said the report seeks to draw the attention of Parliament and the citizenry to progress made so far on Disallowance and Surcharge, after the landmark decision of the Supreme Court on June 14, 2017, in a suit between Occupy Ghana and the Attorney-General.

It explained that the Attorney-General during the period, issued 112 Surcharge Certificates to individuals and organisations, and recovered a total of GHC67, 315,066.12 into government chest.

It said stakeholders and the public could access copies of the report from the website of the Ghana Audit Service at www.ghaudit.org.

Source:ghananewsagency.org

A Plus petitions Special Prosecutor to investigate ‘corrupt’ Ursula Owusu

Kwame Asare Obeng popularly known as Aplus has said if 2018 saw him stand up against corruption, 2019 is the year that will see him fight one-on-one with corrupt personalities in the Akufo-Addo government without fear or favour.

Consequent to that, MyNewsGh.com has confirmed that Aplus has authored a long petition addressed to the office of the Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu on alleged corruption involving Minister of Communication Ursula Owusu-Ekuful.

It is unclear what the content of the petition entails, but Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has been in the news for many good, bad and ugly reasons since she took over the Communication Ministry in 2017.

APlus who indirectly confirmed the petition to MyNewsGh.com said in 2019 he wont be intimidated by anyone including Communications Minister Ursula Owusu-Ekuful.

Last year, APlus was sued by the formerly loudmouthed minister because Aplus had suggested she was a “thief” over some alleged shadiness in her handling of Kelni GVG contract which he a called “stinking coverup”.
Aplus said, “Kwesi Nyantakyi is only being sacrificed to cover up the 89/178 million dollars GVG Kelni Stinking scandal.”

Ursula Owusu-Ekuful demanded an immediate retraction and apology and threatened suit but Aplus ignored her. She went ahead and sued him but later withdrew the suit under dramatic circumstances.
A Plus is now serving her notice that 2019 cannot be a year of rest for her and that she cannot intimidate him.

“There is not a single person in this country who is paid with tax payers money who can intimidate anyone.” he wrote.
“Do not allow them to intimidate you like how Ursular Owusu tried to do with a court case she never followed. She thought Kwame A Plus was one of those coward. (I’ve even prepared a petition to Martin Amidu against her. She thought it’s over. ??????????????????????????????Wanya!!!)” he said.
“When she realised she could not intimidate me she run to court to tell the court she can’t find me. Liar liar!!! So I walked to the court and picked the writ up myself and she never came back. She has to apologize to me for wasting my time. If she want to follow it I’m here and ever ready to face her.” he jabbed.
Activism against Asenso-Boakye, Jinapor

A-Plus’ utterances sparked some controversy in September 2017, when he accused President Nana Akufo-Addo’s two Deputy Chiefs of Staff, Francis Asenso-Boakye and Abu Jinapor of corruption.
It later emerged that the accusations had to do with the two putting pressure on the CEO of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr Felix Anyah, to back an on-site revenue-collection contract at the hospital to UniBank.

The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) was later petitioned to investigate the case. They were eventually cleared of any wrongdoing after its investigations.

A-plus subsequently issued an apology for his comments, saying his approach was wrong.

Source: mynewsgh.com

Sam Korankye Ankrah reacts to Owusu Bempah, Badu Kobi’s death prophecies

Apostle General of the Royal House Chapel International, Reverend Sam Korankye Ankrah has rebuked the recent death prophecies by the so-called prophets.

According to the apostle, these prophecies are not from God but human manipulation taking advantage of the fear of people.
“All these are not from God. This is not the spirit of God. This is human manipulation taking advantage of your fears and your lack of faith and also what you want to hear. They are telling and manipulating you“, he stated.

He also added that people are defrauded by Pastors every day but they do not learn from it and continue to give their hard-earned money to them.
“People are listening to these warnings but they don’t take it. Every day things are coming out to warn us to sit up and work out our salvation with fear and trembling“, he added.

He, therefore, advised Christians to have faith in the word of God and be careful of these prophets.
“Put your faith in Christ and the word of God. Your prayer in your closet is enough. Salvation and the gift of the spirit is free. You shouldn’t be manipulated to give money to men of God”, he concluded.

Source: ghanapage. Com

My Assin constituents are lazy, ungrateful and wicked – Ken Agyapong spits venom

Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong has described his constituents as a bunch of lazy, ungrateful and wicked-minded people who do not want to work in order to fend for their families but are only interested in being dolled with money, MyNewsGh.com reports.

According to him, he has consistently made an effort to establish a factory in Assin to employ residents but they have in one way or the other sabotage the efforts to the extent that they left parts of the equipment to be stolen rendering it ineffective.
In a recent interview he granted a local journalist in the area MyNewsGh.com obtained the audio, a seeming angry businessman said he has been habouring the pain of the conduct of his people for long and the time had come to voice out his frustration.

“Truth be told, I will not establish the factory here. If you are serious and want me to buy your produce I will do that but to put up a factory here which will be destroyed I will never do that. I am not afraid of anyone and will speak the truth to your face. When they travel out of this town they are hardworking but when here they are lazy. I am not afraid of anyone. Will tell you straight else they will never change”, he angrily stated.

Explaining what has provoked his anger, the New Party (NPP) firebrand stated “I cultivated about 598 acres of rice which stretched from Assin Dompim to Assin Asempaneye with 800 workers but at the end, they didn’t even harvest 1000 bags of rice. You see that the Assin Nyankomasi fruit factory has also not functioned efficiently. One of the farmers said when he brought his oranges the guys who loaded the produce were not paid so he’s sending his produce to others in Burkina Faso. If you don’t change your bad mindset”.

Continuing his reason for lashing out at the constituents he said “When you are establishing anything here, the workers from the community feel they are doing you are favour. They are wicked-minded and hate to work. Look at the Dompem factory, later they allowed the machines to be stolen. I wanted to dash it to someone but they have stolen all the electrical panels. They used the ceiling to steal parts of the machine rendering the machine useless.

If you do not stop your wickedness, we will always come and distribute things to you this way and leave. I have haboured this issue in me for long. We all want to come home and develop but the mindset of residents of Assin makes it difficult for development to go on. I have seen you enjoy me coming around and dolling out money to you…carry on if that is what excites you. Unless you change, if you do not change, don’t expect anything good”, he advised.

Source :mynewsgh.com

‘Manufacturers must be responsible for management of plastic waste’

Manufacturers of plastic products must be responsible for the management of plastic waste across the country, the President of the Ghana Institution of Engineering (GhIE), Mr Steve Amoaning-Yankson, has stated.

The plastic waste problem, he said, had become a huge global issue with dire consequences particularly on fish and human lives and, therefore, called on policy makers, particularly legislators, to refocus their attention to tackling the plastic waste problem in the country from the end of the manufacturers.

Mr Amoaning-Yankson said these when he delivered the 49th presidential address of the GhIE at the Engineers centre in Accra on Monday, November 19, 2018.

Presidential address

The presidential address, which was on the theme: “Engineering effective delivery in sanitation”, is a landmark event on the calendar of the GhIE every year, during which the president of the GhIE addresses members on a specific subject matter and offers possible solutions to the problems associated with the sector.

Mr Amoaning-Yankson noted that the real culprit of the plastic menace had been let off the hook while the blame had been shifted onto individuals who had little control over the problem.

“If the plastic manufacturers are not ready to accept their responsibilities, then we have no option but to call on the government to ban the manufacture of plastics,” he stressed.

Sanitation

The GhIE president described as unacceptable the present state of sanitation after 60 years of independence and observed that sanitation in Ghana had been relegated to the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) who were already faced with lots of difficulties in terms of manpower and other resources.

To compound the problem, he said, all the sewage treatment plants in the country had broken down and the state of deterioration required huge sums of money for their rehabilitation.

Citing Tema and Accra as areas whose sewage treatment plants required urgent attention, Mr Amoaning-Yankson said the sanitation problem in Accra would have been better had the sewage system development which was started in the early 1970s under a World Bank support and abandoned, been pursued.

Solid waste management

Touching on solid waste management, the GhIE president proposed the adoption of recycling to manage waste to reduce the amount of waste to landfills.

By that process, he said, useful components of the waste stream which could serve as materials in the industry could be captured, citing for example that the Tema sanitary landfill site did not allow operatives to undertake those critical activities.

“A recent study under the Water and Sanitation Programme of the World Bank has established that Ghana loses $290 million annually on account of inadequate practices in the management of liquid waste,” he added.

Tackle problems

The Senior Minister, Mr Yaw Osafo Maafo, who attended the lecture noted that professional bodies such as the GhIE must look at prevailing problems in  the country, tackle such problems from the professional perspective and create the necessary contacts with the specific institutions responsible.

He expressed concern that many of the MMDAs had failed to explore the full benefit from property rates collected within their respective jurisdictions and called on the assemblies to be up and doing.

An agriculturist, Dr Foster Abu Sakara, who chaired the function said: “If indeed cleanliness is next to Godliness then by looking at some of the drains in the country, we are farther away from God as a people.”