Bolgatanga MCE Successfully halts planned Demo in Bolgatanga

Bolgatanga, The Bolgatanga Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Joseph Amiyuure, on Thursday successfully calmed tensions brewing in the Bolgatanga Municipality.

Pressure groups and concerned development Associations planned the massive demonstration to call duty bearers attention to the deplorable state of the Bolgatanga townships roads.

A meeting which was hastily convened at the instance of the MCE and the Regional Director of the Department of Urban Roads, Mr Peter Amoako, after a tip off, to appeal to the planners of the demonstration to suspend it as the Assembly puts up an emergency team to quickly tackle the problem.

The meeting which was attended by some members of The Bolga Development Youth Association, some executive members of BONABOTO, and the Media Coalition for the development of Bolgatanga, impressed on the MCE to announce timelines for works to commence which he obliged and promised to start work in some emergency areas.

The Urban Roads Director who gave technical explanations to the group, attributed the inability of the Assembly to do major rehabilitation works on the roads in the Municipality to the rains this year, and promised to get work started immediately there were signs that the rains would not come with such intensity.

He explained that it was technically wrong to work to patch potholes while the ground could no longer absorb water and said the level of moisture could not permit compaction, adding that if we do any pothole patching, it will not last for even two weeks, and that would also create another concern on the quality of the work.

MrAmoako who doubles as the Municipal Urban Roads Engineer, said the Bolgatanga-Bawku road had outlived its live span and indicated that continuous patching of potholes on it was not the best practice hence the award of that road under construction. He promised to immediately get contractors to go to site if by Saturday the rains do not come and the moisture content on the land is reduced significantly, adding that we shall consider some emergency areas such as the front of Malisko, the Timber Market area and other spots for now, so that we move to do full scale works on the township roads when we are certain that the rains would not come anymore

He further used the opportunity to announce that the Municipality had been allocated some major road upgrading by government and said 5 kilometresTanzui-Sirigu road, 5 kilometres, Tindonmolgo-Sirigu road, 5.3 kilometreZaare road, 1.72 kilometreDaporetindongocementary link roads and a 3 kilometreGambibgo road were all meant to be upgraded.

He further indicated that 5 kilometre road rehabilitation in the Bolgatangatownship would be executed under a Government of Ghana and the Government of China pact under the Ghana High Authority.

He therefore told the participants at the meeting to exercise restraint and not rush to incur the displeasure of government on issues that could be settled amicably through dialogue.

The MCE expressed gratitude to the leaderships of the pressure groups at the meeting for their cooperation and readiness to contribute to the development of the Municipality and said I will find a forum within which I can get to you so that we can work together to bring development to Bolgatanga

He said in addition to going to site to maintain the roads, he would instruct his men to reshape some of the roads linking the communities that have become so bad as result of the heavy rains.

Source: Ghana News Agency

WaterAid to launch Fashion for Change campaign

Accra- WaterAidGhana, is set to launch ‘Fashion for Change’ campaign on Founder’s Day, September 21 in Accra to showcase the exclusive ‘Fashion for Change’ collection designed by Charlotte Prive in aid of WaterAid.

A statement from WaterAid copied to the Ghana News Agency said it had adopted the innovative campaign in partnership with Charlotte Prive, a made-in-Ghana upscale ready-to- wear women’s fashion brand, to help reach more people with safe water, sanitation and hygiene services.

The statement said Charlotte Prive had created a collection for WaterAid Ghana in which all proceeds would go to WaterAid Ghana to enable it to reach everyone everywhere.

The statement said, over six million Ghanaians lack access to safe water and 18 million lack access to improved sanitation and that the lack of water and sanitation had negative effects on all aspects of life, social status, economic opportunities and overall well-being.

For women and girls, no access to sanitation means less time spent in school, less time developing or pursuing livelihood activities, no dignity, no privacy and no safety – they often wait until dark to find a place to defecate, the statement said.

Quoting Madam Charlene Asamoah, the Programme Funding and Partnerships Manager for WaterAid Ghana, it said: “Access to Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) is essential to overcoming poverty and to reach Ghana’s commitments to the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Over the last 30 years, we have reached over 2.3 million Ghanaians with water, sanitation and hygiene services and over 900,000 with improved sanitation.

We need to do more and we can’t do it alone. We are delighted to work with such a creative and passionate Ghanaian designer who is committed to contributing his talent to ensure social justice.

Through the sale of the an exclusive collection The partnership will generate much-needed funds towards fighting for universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene, something all Ghanaians have a right to.

We are confident that shoppers will be delighted with the new collection and will encourage them all to own an item from this collection whilst contributing to improving lives across Ghana, it added.

It quoted Nana Kwame Adusei, the Creative Director of Charlotte Prive, who said: As Charlotte Prive has grown in imagination and influence, it is important that we use this influence to positively impact our community.

WaterAid inspired us to follow their lead in driving water and sanitation efforts, because every Ghanaian deserves access to clean water and sanitation, he said.

The statement said the event would be streamed live on Facebook and Instagram (@WaterAid_Ghana and @CharlottePrive).

WaterAid is an international development non-governmental organisation (NGO) whose vision is a world where everyone everywhere has access to safe water, improved sanitation and hygiene services.

Source: Ghana News Agency

WaterAid to launch Fashion for Change campaign

Accra- WaterAidGhana, is set to launch ‘Fashion for Change’ campaign on Founder’s Day, September 21 in Accra to showcase the exclusive ‘Fashion for Change’ collection designed by Charlotte Prive in aid of WaterAid.

A statement from WaterAid copied to the Ghana News Agency said it had adopted the innovative campaign in partnership with Charlotte Prive, a made-in-Ghana upscale ready-to- wear women’s fashion brand, to help reach more people with safe water, sanitation and hygiene services.

The statement said Charlotte Prive had created a collection for WaterAid Ghana in which all proceeds would go to WaterAid Ghana to enable it to reach everyone everywhere.

The statement said, over six million Ghanaians lack access to safe water and 18 million lack access to improved sanitation and that the lack of water and sanitation had negative effects on all aspects of life, social status, economic opportunities and overall well-being.

For women and girls, no access to sanitation means less time spent in school, less time developing or pursuing livelihood activities, no dignity, no privacy and no safety – they often wait until dark to find a place to defecate, the statement said.

Quoting Madam Charlene Asamoah, the Programme Funding and Partnerships Manager for WaterAid Ghana, it said: “Access to Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) is essential to overcoming poverty and to reach Ghana’s commitments to the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Over the last 30 years, we have reached over 2.3 million Ghanaians with water, sanitation and hygiene services and over 900,000 with improved sanitation.

We need to do more and we can’t do it alone. We are delighted to work with such a creative and passionate Ghanaian designer who is committed to contributing his talent to ensure social justice.

Through the sale of the an exclusive collection The partnership will generate much-needed funds towards fighting for universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene, something all Ghanaians have a right to.

We are confident that shoppers will be delighted with the new collection and will encourage them all to own an item from this collection whilst contributing to improving lives across Ghana, it added.

It quoted Nana Kwame Adusei, the Creative Director of Charlotte Prive, who said: As Charlotte Prive has grown in imagination and influence, it is important that we use this influence to positively impact our community.

WaterAid inspired us to follow their lead in driving water and sanitation efforts, because every Ghanaian deserves access to clean water and sanitation, he said.

The statement said the event would be streamed live on Facebook and Instagram (@WaterAid_Ghana and @CharlottePrive).

WaterAid is an international development non-governmental organisation (NGO) whose vision is a world where everyone everywhere has access to safe water, improved sanitation and hygiene services.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Eltor Consults launches Customer Choice Awards

Accra� Eltor Consults, a distinct value-adding consultancy has launched the maiden Customer Choice Awards to improve customer care service in both Government and private business settings by giving customers the opportunity to share experiences.

MrEtornam James Flolu, the Managing Director of Eltor Consults and a Customer Experience Coach said the Awards aimed at using a friendly approach to cause a positive change in the customer care service delivery in the country.

He said there was the need for a total overhauling of the customer service provided in the country by most Government and private institutions, which was key to building a good corporate reputation and business success.

Voting for the award category commenced on September 14 and is expected to elapse after four months, which will then pave way for the awarding of deserving winners after customers had expressed their experience with various business entities.

Customers ought to download the SpeakUpp App to enable them to share both positive and negative customer experience with any of the listed companies or Agencies as well some personalities in the award categorisations.

MrFlolu said customers who participated actively would be awarded fortnightly with special treats through to the end of the fourth months where any high participating customer could win an educational scholarship and another winning an all-expense paid trip to any African country of choice or Dubai.

He urged all Customers of the listed company, and agencies to download the ‘SpeakUpp App’ on Google Play store and contribute towards improving on the customer care delivery in the country.

The categories are grouped into twenty from all sectors including, The Customer’s Bank of the Year, The Customer’s Oil Marketing Company of the Year, Fans Artist of the Year, and The Customer’s Hotel of the Year.

Others are, The Customer’s Shopping Mart of the Year, The Customer’s Waakye Joint of the Year, The Customer’s Continental Food Joint of the Year, The Customer’s Pizza Joint of the Year, The Customer’s Pub of the Year, and The Customer’s Chop Bar of the Year � Traditional Eatery.

The rest are, The Customer’s Government Agency of the Year, The Customer’s Beer of the Year, The Customer’s Hospital of the Year, The Customer’s Digital Payment Platform, The Customer’s Media House of the Year, The Customer’s Media Personality of the Year, The Customer’s Beauty and Grooming Salon of the Year, The Customer’s Transport Choice of the Year, and The Customer’s Event of the Year.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Eltor Consults launches Customer Choice Awards

Accra� Eltor Consults, a distinct value-adding consultancy has launched the maiden Customer Choice Awards to improve customer care service in both Government and private business settings by giving customers the opportunity to share experiences.

MrEtornam James Flolu, the Managing Director of Eltor Consults and a Customer Experience Coach said the Awards aimed at using a friendly approach to cause a positive change in the customer care service delivery in the country.

He said there was the need for a total overhauling of the customer service provided in the country by most Government and private institutions, which was key to building a good corporate reputation and business success.

Voting for the award category commenced on September 14 and is expected to elapse after four months, which will then pave way for the awarding of deserving winners after customers had expressed their experience with various business entities.

Customers ought to download the SpeakUpp App to enable them to share both positive and negative customer experience with any of the listed companies or Agencies as well some personalities in the award categorisations.

MrFlolu said customers who participated actively would be awarded fortnightly with special treats through to the end of the fourth months where any high participating customer could win an educational scholarship and another winning an all-expense paid trip to any African country of choice or Dubai.

He urged all Customers of the listed company, and agencies to download the ‘SpeakUpp App’ on Google Play store and contribute towards improving on the customer care delivery in the country.

The categories are grouped into twenty from all sectors including, The Customer’s Bank of the Year, The Customer’s Oil Marketing Company of the Year, Fans Artist of the Year, and The Customer’s Hotel of the Year.

Others are, The Customer’s Shopping Mart of the Year, The Customer’s Waakye Joint of the Year, The Customer’s Continental Food Joint of the Year, The Customer’s Pizza Joint of the Year, The Customer’s Pub of the Year, and The Customer’s Chop Bar of the Year � Traditional Eatery.

The rest are, The Customer’s Government Agency of the Year, The Customer’s Beer of the Year, The Customer’s Hospital of the Year, The Customer’s Digital Payment Platform, The Customer’s Media House of the Year, The Customer’s Media Personality of the Year, The Customer’s Beauty and Grooming Salon of the Year, The Customer’s Transport Choice of the Year, and The Customer’s Event of the Year.

Source: Ghana News Agency