Pray for your children – mothers urged

Cape Coast, Lady Reverend Christina Ampadu-Duku, the First Lady of the Cape Coast Sanctuary of the Victory Bible Church International, had admonished mothers to pray ceaselessy for their children whilst making positive confessions into their lives.

She said if mothers should carry out that onerous task by daily praying for their children, particularly the stubborn ones, the children would eventually transform into better and likeable persons.

Rev Mrs Ampadu-Duku gave the advice during the Mothers’ Day service at the church in Cape Coast and said God is a prayer answering God and thus all parents must entrust the challenges of their children to Him.

Rev. Mrs Ampadu-Duku encouraged all mothers to be forthright and speak blessings into the lives of their wards and encourage them to take their education seriously.

She urged women to take bold decisions, particularly when they want to take up leadership positions in politics and the corporate world, saying with God on their side they shall succeed.

Rev Mrs Ampadu-Duku paid glowing tribute to all mothers for their selflessness and dedication and urged them to play their respective roles well to help in nation building.

Source: Ghana News Agency

COCOBOD closes Main Crop Cocoa Season May 18

Accra, The Ghana Cocoa Board said the purchase of the 2016/2017 Main Crop Cocoa Season would cease at the close of business on Thursday, May 18, 2017.

This was in a statement issued by the Chief Executive Officer of COCOBD and copied to the Ghana News Agency on Sunday.

It said in order to assist the Licensed Buying Companies to obtain the final returns from up-country stations, the Board had decided that returns on the declared purchase would be accepted up to 1600 hours on Thursday, May 25, 2017.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Kotoko ends first round of League barren

Kumasi, Asante Kotoko S/C ended the first round of the 2016/2017 Ghana Premier League on a disappointing note, as they drew 0-0 with visiting Tema Youth, in a match day 15 fixture at the Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi, on Sunday.

The Porcupine Warriors, arguably the nation’s most successful club, until the clash had gone seven matches without a win, and their expectant teeming supporters had no choice than to go home without yet another victory.

The latest score-line leaves them in the seventh position on 21 points, and eleven points adrift of the West African Football Academy (WAFA), the League leaders.

Kotoko scored a total of nine goals in the first round, and remained one of the least goals scored by any club in the on-going league.

On the match itself, Kotoko had the better opportunities to take the lead in the first half, but Tema Youth’s goalie, Christian Addae, would prevent them from finding the back of the net, using his experience to advantage.

The goalie stopped two goal-bound shots from Abass Mohammed and Obed Owusu in the 28th and 43rd minutes, respectively, to keep his side in the game.

Tema Youth’s James Akaminko, on resumption in the second half, nearly stunned the homers as he unleashed a thunderbolt of a shot from close range in a counter-attack, missing the target by inches.

The Porcupine Warriors, sensing danger, would approach the rest of the game in a more cautious manner, packing the midfield with more aggressive players to ward off the visitors from causing any havoc.

Substitute Kwame Boateng should have won the day for the homers on the stroke of full time, but his feeble header to an Owusu in-swinger was no threat to the Tema Youth goalie.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Nestle Ghana organises Milo Mum and Me Fun Games

Accra, Nestle Ghana limited has organise “MILO Mum and Me” Fun Games for mothers and children.

The event was held on Saturday, at the Queensland Int. School in Accra was aimed at appreciating the efforts of mothers through sports.

The Queensland Int. School, hosted a lot of mothers and their children, who were taken through aerobics exercise after a 2. 5km walk and were screened on the day.

Other activities, which took place at the event, were tug of war, football, health talk etc.

The fun games themed ‘MILO Mum and Me’ is a special event organised to celebrate and appreciate mothers in raising their children to champions in society.

Mrs. Funmi Osineye, the Category Manager, Beverages, said mothers work without having time to exercise, hence the event was to bring mothers and children together for a fitness walk and other activities for bonding.

Mrs. Osineye added that Milo believes that mothers need to stay healthy, active and strong to continue nurturing future champions and appreciates mother for their role in their children as a brand.

She admonished mothers to continue their best, so children will reach an attainable height in life.

A participant, Sarah Acquaye praised Nestle Ghana for the initiative and called on mothers not to relent on their efforts in educating their wards to reach higher heights in life.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Ghanaians called to change their attitudes

Accra, The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) and the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) have called on Christians to bring the values and doctrines of their faith to bear in public service.

A communique issued at the end of the 2017 Annual Joint Meeting of the CCG and the GCBC said citizens of the nation should cherish values like hard work, honesty, integrity, and respect of the rule of law.

We call on government to roll out a programme to facilitate attitudinal change which the CCG and the GCBC would be ready to support. A typical example is the need to establish accessible counselling units in our various institutions to help reorient people’s minds and attitudes towards nationalism, it said.

The avoidable killings on our roads, open defecation resulting in diseases like cholera and typhoid, disregard for the rule of law and environmental cleanliness, lateness to work, lack of maintenance of public property, corruption etc. are examples of such worrying attitudes, the communique said.

Meanwhile, the communique has called on all churches to embrace the spirit of ecumenism and foster closer relationships with neighbouring churches.

It assured all Ghanaians that the two bodies would continue their public education, Christian advocacy ministry, and prayers for peace, harmony, and justice in the country.

Source: Ghana News Agency