More PWDs benefit from Ada West DACF

The Ada West District Assembly has disbursed items to persons living with disabilities in the district to establish them.

The disbursement which has been funded from the district assembly common fund has catered for over 100 PWDs.

The DCE, Mr. Adzoteye Lawer Akrofi told the PWDs that the assembly has resolved to establishing them in the district properly so that they can be self reliant and have improved living conditions.

“Bring out your talents and hold fast to whatever guidelines we gave you so that together, we would be able to build a beautiful Ada West District.” He entreated them.

The MP for the area, Mr. Christian Corletey Otuteye said if the PWDs are able to use the items and cash for the purpose being served, it will help the Assembly to expand and extend the disbursement to others who have not benefitted yet since there are a lot of PWDs in the district.

“They should establish themselves so that they won’t look up to any one for help.” He told journalists.

Madam Abigail Teye, Acting head of the Social Welfare and Community Development Department of the Ada West District said, over GHC 100,000 has been the amount spent on the two disbursements done so far in the year with a total number of 163 beneficiaries.

“124 persons were supported in cash for farming, petty trading and health purposes.
39 persons have also been supported with items such as incubators for hatching eggs, deep freezers, corn mill machines, sewing machines, provision items, wheat brown, fertilizers, spraying machines, polttery feeds, wheel chairs, white canes among others.

These items are to establish beneficiaries and also wean them off the fund to ease the pressure on the fund at the district.” She emphasized

She added that, data collected in 2017, identified over 500 PWDs in the district and currently hitting over 700 PWDs with a good of number of them genuinely in need of support from the fund.

Mr Michael Assem, a PWD and a fashion designer who was happy that he has been established today and encouraged others who are yet to be established to exercise patience.

Rev. Emmanuel Hormeku, also a PWD said ” I use to farm until I had accident which one of my legs has to be cut off. I thank the assembly for thinking about me too by giving me a corn machine. I will take good care of it.

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Sege NDC launches 2020 election campaign

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Sege Constituency has successfully launched it’s campaign on Sunday 11th October 2020 at Anyamam to propagate what is in the People’s Manifesto to the constituents.

The Constituency Chairman for the party, Mr. Stephen Quaye launched the campaign and introduced the incumbent MP Christian Corletey Otuteye to the people as their parliamentary candidate.

In his speech, he told the people that the campaign team will be going from house to house to talk to the people but charged those gathered at the launch to go and spread the news.

“Don’t allow yourselves to be decieved by people who has nothing good to offer our constituency. Go, spread the word and tell everyone you meet from now till 7th December that John Dramani Mahama and Christian Corletey Otuteye are the best choice of candidates for the Sege Constituency.” He charged them

Mr. Christian Corletey Otuteye told the crowd that he performed better in his first term (2012-2016) than the second term (2016-2020) because of change of government and charged the constituents to bring back John Mahama so he can work epheciently.

“If you vote me out and bring someone else to work with President Mahama, the person cannot work as expected and since I know much of your problems already, addressing them would be very easy so bring back John Dramani Mahama and maintain me on the seat too and the good work you know will bounce back.” He said.

Madam Comfort Doyoe Kudjo–Ghansah, MP for the Ada Constituency, Mr. Samuel Nartey George, MP for Ningo–Prampram constituency, Mr. Fuseini Bashir Alhassan and other party executives were present at the campaign launch.

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Bawa 1 released latest single track titled Mis–U ft. Escoba (download)

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Ada West District Assembly finally chooses a Presiding Member

Members of the Ada West District Assembly have finally confirmed Mr. Philip Tettey Sai as presiding member to stair the affairs of the Assembly after voting for the 8th time on Monday 5th of October 2020.

“I will unit the Assembly members and speed up our meetings in order to meet activities scheduled to boost the income generation for this year as an assembly.” He told the media

The Assembly members after voting for six times in January, February and March failed to elect their presiding member.

After several deliberations by the District Chief Executive, Mr Adzoteye Lawer Akrofi, the Ada Paramouncy and later by the council of State Member for the Greater Accra Region Dr. Nii Koteye Djani, the Assembly members agreed finally to have a presiding member.

Just before the election on Monday, the Council of State Member revealed that he had meetings with the assembly members at his premises at Ada on Thursday 1st October 2020 which he came to an agreement with them to select one of them to be confirmed as the presiding member.

The selected member Mr. Philip Tettey Sai was turned down in the first election which he was later confirmed after a caucus meeting amongst themselves.

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He had 17 (YES) votes which represent 77% and 5 (NO) votes which represent 23%.

The DCE Mr Adzoteye Lawer Akrofi express gratitude and appealed to the assembly members to bury any differences amongst them in order to speed up development in the District.

The MP, Mr. Christian Corletey Otuteye who was also present pledged his support for the assembly members to achieve the vision of the assembly.

The Council of State Member, Dr. Nii Koteye Djani entreated the assembly members to put the development of the district first and not political party affiliations.

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Shatta Wale has been my inspiration–Ghana’s Best Student Radio Presenter Of The Year

The 21 year old Philip Teye-Kojo Agbove, winner of the ‘Best Student Radio Presenter Of The Year’ award says, Ghanaian musician, Charles Nii Armah Mensah Junior a.k.a Shatta Wale has been his inspiration behind the award he won.

“His story, songs and the like keep me going. Shatta has really suffered to get to where he is today and anytime I flashback on his life account it gives me strength and hope to keep up with the race am running in quest.” He told

The award scheme, organized by STAR Ghana and designed to motivate hard working students from all tertiary institutions saw both Ghanaian and Foreign students from UG, KNUST, GH Media School, UDS, GIJ, UEW and many others seizing the opportunity to send home many awards on Friday 25th September 2020 at Snap Cenemas, Accra Metropolitan Assembly.

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Philip Teye-Kojo Agbove, a journalism and media studies/ level 200 student from the GH Media School who doubles as a cub (young journalist) at Radio Ada, a community radio station at Ada in the Greater Accra Region said, he had supports from some workers and listeners of the community Radio station which helped him a lot. can say that his uniqueness and potentials in newscasting, program hosting, jingle building and many more got the attention of many listeners and school mates.

Some school mates of the fast learning awardee told that he is very helpful and always want to share ideas with others which deepened their love and support for him.

Master Philip Teye-Kojo thanked listeners and everyone who helped him to achieve this youthful ambition.

“God has been the Starter and He still is but thanks to my very good brother and friend Dogor Michael Koami for not seeing but believing in this Award. And to the residents of my lovely community”Ada “, Radio Ada, Gh media School, my lovely parents, organizers of Ghana student awards and all those who supported from far and near. I’m humbled.” He said happily.

Philip is a young man passionate of media works and wants to be a motivation to all the youth out wishing and willing to do what they have ever wanted.

He called on the youth to put in much effort in order to become whatever they had wanted to be.

“I have no strength of my own, God has started it,I live the future in His mighty hands because all the people who have made names in their various fields of preference and expertise didn’t get it on a silver platter.

My fellow youth should put all their thoughts before God and they shall not be put to shame. Determination, consistency and humility are the very keys to progress in life because it is not about what they do but how they do it.

Other winners include, Clemento Suarez who won best favourite comedian of the year, Kojo Nkansah Lilwin who won best actor of the year, Akwapin Poloo who took away social media influential of the year award and many others.

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Your destinies are more important than money–outgoing BECE candidates told

The Ada West District Education Director has called on candidates of the just ended Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) to think about their destinies first before any other thing including money.

She also called on parents to understand the importance of education to enable them protect their wards from becoming premature parents.

Madam Cynthia Winifred Aku Gbadago told that, most adolescent students are interested in getting quick monies and forget about their future which they end up becoming premature parents.

She said, teenage pregnancy is very common in the area which sensitization and education is still being carried out by the Girls Education and Guidance and Counseling coordinators and some NGOs to curb the menace.

“Teenage pregnancy is a problem here. Our teenage girls are getting pregnant and dropping out of schools.

Even though we have some NGOs coming in and talking to the students, our Girls Child Education officer and her team are performing wonderfully well, I am still pleading with the parents to protect their wards through education because the district is still having the teenage pregnancy challenge.” She said

She spoke to our reporters after expressing displeasure about the district recording five (5) teenage pregnancies and two lactating mothers in the just ended BECE.

Baby you wana be my kelewele song by ‘K DEE‘ takes Afro beat to another level

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Sensitize your members to ensure violence-free campaign and election – church and political leaders told

The Assembly member for Badzor-Ohe/ Luta electoral area has called on political parties and chiefs to eschew themselves from inciting the youth to cause political violence during campaign times to ensure peaceful environment in the coming general polls.

He said, democracy should not be silenced with political power or money.

Mr. Amuyao David Narh, also former presiding member for the Ada West District Assembly and former president of all presiding members of Ghana, met with stakeholders of his electoral area on Sunday 30th September 2020 to discuss the way to peaceful election coming December 7 general polls.

He said in an interview with that political and church leaders, chiefs, youths and many other stakeholders are the rightful persons to prepare the way for a violence-free campaigns and elections.

“Insults, fighting, firing of guns, throwing of stones burning of properties and many more leads to misunderstanding, lost of properties and jobs and even separations.

The use of abusive words and telling lies about political opponents instead of basing ones message on what his party has done or is intended to do for the populace also leads to violence during campaign periods.

I have therefore organized this meeting so that we can plan or prepare ourselves fully in order to achieve this objective together and this can only be done when stakeholders consider our electoral area to be bigger and important than their political parties.” He emphasized.

The chief of Amuyao korpe and Chairman for the program, Nene Narteh-Amuyao V assured the assembly member of maintaining peace and order within the area and called on other stakeholders especially the youth not to allow themselves to be bullied by politicians with their political powers or money.

Party, youth and church leaders present pledged to sensitize their members to eschew themselves from violence lead activities to ensure peaceful environment before, during and after the election.

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Retrain your men very well to behave professionally and act within the law – Peace council to Security Agencies

The national Peace Council has called on the security agencies in the country to retrain their men very well to behave professionally and act within the law so that perpetrators of vigilante activities can be brought to book and face the consequences of their actions.

They said, the just ended voters registration exercise, recorded certain clashes and issues which they are praying that Ghana will abhor all acts of vigilantism and will cast the votes peacefully on 7th December 2020.

Chairman for the Greater Accra Regional Peace Council Rt. Rev. Samuel K. Osabutey told in an interview that political parties, working in tandem with the National Commission for Civic Education must educate and sensitize party supporters about the dangers of the negative activities of vigilantism and encourage them to eschew all negative acts of vigilantism that undermine national cohesion, creates tension and rancor as well as acrimony in the body politic.

He said, the judiciary must deal with culprits expeditiously, without fear or favor in an attempt to send signals to those who may emulate the negative acts of vigilantism.

According to him, Some individuals or group of individuals manage to take the law into their own hands to satisfy their political ambitions.

These groups may exist to promote the parochial interest of politicians while at the same time, their activities are counter-productive to securing electoral victories for their parties.

Vigilantism in politics has it historical antecedence from youth activism in politics during the British colonial era when the Convention People’s Party youth wing, known as Nkrumah’s ‘Veranda Boys’ set the pace for party youth activism in Ghana.

“Kwame Nkrumah steered his ‘Veranda Boy’ (who were mostly youth) to successful political sovereignty from the British.

Several political parties since independence have engaged the services of youth groups.

In recent times, the reckless activities of Vigilante Groups have placed several question marks on the Democracy of this Country.

The divisive activities of vigilantism have plagued all the three turnovers of political power in 2001, 2009 and 2017 and must not escape intellectual research and analysis.

Apparently, the phenomenon of Vigilantism has gradually found its way into the Centre of Ghana’s political arena, particularly in the Fourth Republic.

The Greater Accra Regional Peace Council which is mandated to facilitate and develop mechanisms to prevent, manage, resolve conflict and build sustainable peace in the region, is an independent statutory national peace institution established under Act (818) by the Parliament of the Republic of Ghana.” He said.

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Activities of political vigilante groups undermine Ghana’s drive towards democratic maturity— Peace Council

The Greater Accra Regional Peace Council has called on individuals or group of people who tend to radicalize party differences and use violent means as a way to resolve their differences to seize from such acts saying, activities of political vigilante groups undermine the nation’s drive towards democratic maturity.

The council said, there is an alarming growth in the use of the internet and Social media to incite and polarize conflicting parties which leads to party vigilantism and must be dealt with proactively.

In a speech read by The Rt. Rev. Samuel K. Osabutey, Chairman for the Council, he said, violent expression of views is usually exhibited along a wide range of issues including political, ideological, religious, socio-economic and gender relations with enormous complexity.

He said this during an engagement between the Peace Council, NCCE, party leaders nd other stakeholders at Kasseh—Ada oon Thursday 13th August on how to eradicate vigilantism in Ghana funded by the Danish Embassy.

“The Council among other things is also required to increase or create awareness on the use of non-violent strategies to prevent, manage and resolve conflict; facilitate the implementation of agreement and resolutions reached between parties in the conflict; promote understanding of the values of diversity trust, tolerance, confidence building, mediation, negotiation, dialoguing and reconciliation.” He said

Madam Lucille Hewlett Annan, the Greater Accra Regional Director of National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) told that the negative acts of political vigilante groups must be condemned by all, particularly civil societies and all in an attempt to also pile pressure on governments and state institutions to deal with those who commit offenses and run afoul of the laws of the land under the cloak of political vigilantism.

“It is therefore recommended that state institutions such as the police, military and all security apparatus of the state should not only be well equipped but must be encouraged by regime heads and political leaders to deal rigorously with all forms of the threat posed by vigilante groups without fear or favor.

Our peace of mind can be guaranteed if we all behave as we are expected and those who flout the law should be made to face the law.” She said.

The political leaders present at told that they have been enlighten on the procedures of ensuring political vigilantism–free campaign period before, during and after the December 7 polls.

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