Aviat Networks Named Backhaul Wireless Integrator of the Year for 2016 in Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria, May 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Aviat Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNW), the leading expert in microwave networking solutions, today announced Communication Week Media Limited, publishers of Nigeria Communications Week and organizer of Beacon of ICT Awards, named Aviat as winner of Backhaul Wireless Integrator of the Year. Aviat was announced the winner after obtaining the most votes from Nigerians in this category.

The event was held at Eko Hotel and Suites on April 22, 2017 and attended by many dignitaries including Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) and the representative of Honorable Minister of Communications.

“This is a testament of your talents, innovations, contributions and commitments to the growth of the ICT industry here and we are happy that Nigerians have recognized your hard work sincerity and dedication towards the development of telecom industry,” says Ken Nwogbo, the Editor in Chief of Nigeria CommunicationWeek while presenting the award.

“This award demonstrates the strength of Aviat’s Nigeria based team,” states Heinz Stumpe, SVP and Chief Sales Officer, Aviat Networks.” Doing business in Nigeria since 1998, Aviat has an incredibly strong local team with over 50,000 radios installed in the country with service providers, private enterprises, oil and gas, and other customers.”

About Aviat Networks         

Aviat Networks, Inc. works to provide dependable products, services and support to our customers. With more than one million systems sold into 170 countries worldwide, communications service providers and private network operators including state/local government, utility, federal government and defense organizations trust Aviat with their critical applications. Coupled with a long history of microwave innovations, Aviat provides a comprehensive suite of localized professional and support services enabling customers to drastically simplify both their networks and their lives. For more than 70 years, the experts at Aviat have delivered high performance products, simplified operations, and the best overall customer experience. Aviat Networks is headquartered in Milpitas, California. For more information, visit www.aviatnetworks.com or connect with Aviat Networks on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Media Contact: Gary Croke, Aviat Networks, Inc., gary.croke@aviatnet.com

“Some supporters are responsible for Kotoko’s woes” – Daniel Nii Adjei

Accra, Daniel Nii Adjei, former midfielder of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, has said that the impatience of some supporters of the club, has caused the club’s poor run of form this season.

According to Nii Adjei, the frequent sacking of coaches was inappropriate for the development of a club.

He reckoned that Zdravko Lugarusic’s dismissal was wrong and it is the cause of Kotoko’s recent abysmal performances.

“I don’t understand why some Kotoko supporters are saying the team is not performing, you had a coach who was winning and not conceding, but u said he is not good enough so they should sack him.” Nii Adjei made these remarks on his official Facebook wall.

“Coach Didi Dramani won the Ghana premier league for Kotoko, the following season you asked management to sack sack him, so which coach do the supporters want now?

“Football will not favor you always, footballers go to the field to do their best and win, if they lose you take it in good faith and wish that they win the next time

“Even in life u can’t get everything rosy, that’s how football is, and you can’t win all your matches. The supporters should not always criticize the team.

“Most of the bad things going on in the team are caused by some of the fans”. Said Nii Adjei.

Kumasi Asante Kotoko would play Great Olympics at the Accra sports stadium on Saturday as they seek for their first victory after seven consecutive games.

The porcupines are placed fifth on the league log having amassed twenty (20) points after match day thirteen (13) of the Ghana Premier League.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Journalists reminded to adhere to ethical values

Sunyani, Journalists have been called to uphold and adhere to ethical standards, as nations across the globe mark 2017 World Press Freedom Day.

Mr Raphael Godlove Ahenu, the Chief Executive Officer of the Global Media Foundation (GLOMEF), an anti-corruption media advocacy non-governmental organisation, said this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency.

May 3, marks the World Press Freedom Day as declared by the United Nations General Assembly back in 1993.

It is set aside to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom to evaluate press freedom around the world to defend the media from attacks.

Mr Ahenu said journalists would be free from violence and to contribute to peace, sustainability, poverty eradication and human rights, if the media remained neutral and are guided by acceptable standards.

He said since the media continues to be a major influence in globalization, there is the need to strengthen free and quality journalism to enable the practitioners and reporters to contribute effectively to nation building.

Speaking on the theme for the 2017 World Press Freedom Day Justice for all as a prerequisite for freedom of expression and sustainable development, Mr Ahenu said African journalists would get support from the society if they discharged their duties in a more responsive and professional manner.

He said the media could contribute significantly to accelerated national development if it worked in tandem with the fundamental principles of contemporary journalism.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Fire Service introduces rapid response teams to rescue accident victims

Sunyani, The Assistant Commissioner of Fire (ACF) James Owusu-Agyei, the acting Brong-Ahafo Regional Commander of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), says the Service has introduced rapid response teams to rescue accident victims.

The teams are positioned at major accident prone areas and highways in the Region to handle accident victims professionally and to save lives.

They include Techiman- kintampo, Kintampo-Buipe, as well as Wenchi- Bole-Bamboi highways, ACF Owusu-Agyei stated during the 2016 annual review meeting of the Service in Sunyani.

He explained that investigations had proven that many accidents victims died because of the poor manner in which rescuers handled them.

The Acting Regional Fire Commander said his outfit attended to about 63 road accidents in the Region last year and because of the professional way the fire personnel handled the victims, many lives were saved.

ACF Owusu-Agyei explained that rapid respond teams would ensure prompt responds, extrication and transportation of accidents victims to health facilities.

He appealed to the public to assist the teams to acquire logistics, such as pick-up vehicles and motorbikes to facilitate their movements.

Source: Ghana News Agency

New NSA Director General begins work today

Accra, The newly appointed National Sports Authority (NSA) Director General Mr Robert Sarfo Mensah has been sworn in to begin his new role.

Mr Sarfo Mensah, a former Member of Parliament for Asunafo North, was appointed by President Nana Akuffo Addo in April to replace the former Director, Mr Joe Kpenge.

In the short handing over ceremony at the Director General’s office, Mr. Kpenge handed over to the 47-year-old former MP.

Mr Sarfo Mensah holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Project Management and Corporate Leadership and once served as the chairman for the Parliamentary Accounts Committee (PAC).

The NSA is the parent body for all the sports associations in the country and is responsible for the administration of sports in Ghana.

Mr Kpenge, who was the Director General of the National Sports College in Winneba, was appointed by former President John Mahama in June 2014 to replace Madam Alice Attipoe.

Source: Ghana News Agency