Chiefs and people of Bongo express gratitude to President for good policies

Bongo (UE), The Chiefs and people of the Bongo Traditional area in the Upper East Region have commended and expressed their gratitude to the government and its leadership for implementing good policies and programmes.

The Paramount Chief of the area, Naba Baba Salifu Lemyaarum, who made the commendation at the celebration of the annual Azambene festival held in the Bongo District, said the implementation of policies such as the Free Senior High School Initiative, One District, One Factory and the One Village, One Dam, would help contribute significantly to improving the living conditions of many Ghanaians particularly in the rural settings.

Whilst pledging the support of the traditional council and people of Bongo in the implementation of the programmes and policies, the Paramount Chief appealed to the Government to absorb the five community Based Senior High Schools in the area and to establish a Teacher Training College in the area.

He thanked Afrikds�Ghana, a Non-Governmental Organization, for collaborating with the Bongo traditional council to end negative cultural practices by some sections in the communities.

The Paramount Chief expressed worry about the difficulties involved in clearing goods meant for charity at the harbour and appealed to the Regional Minister to help.

Mr Rockson Bukari, the Upper East Regional Minister, lauded the Chiefs and people of the area for nurturing and maintaining peace and said the Government could only execute its programmes effectively in an atmosphere of peace to help alleviate poverty and improve the lives of the people.

He commended the traditional council for using the annual festival to establish the Education Endowment Fund to mobilize resources to get the Community Radio started, among others.

The theme for the occasion, ‘Information Communication and Education � A Tool for Rapid Development’ is apt. We are happy as a government to note that you are using the festival as a platform to fight indiscipline and indecent practices, such as indiscriminate cutting down of trees and burning of bushes and also instituting good programmes and policies in the interest of the district

The traditional Council used the occasion to honour people from the area, who had contributed to the overall development of the District.

Among them were Professor Agnes Atia Apusiga, a Lecturer at the University for Development Studies, Reverend Father Asaah Awinnongya, the founder of the Regentropfen College of Applied Sciences, located in the District, Mr Jacob Agambire, former District Secretary of Bongo and Mr William Amuna, former Chief Executive Officer of GRIDCo.

The Azambene festival is celebrated every year by the people of Bongo to thank God for a good harvest and also discuss the welfare of the people.

Source: Ghana News Agency

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Black Queens Coach names provisional squad for France friendly

Accra, Head Coach of the Ghana Black Queens Mas Ud Didi Dramani has named a 28 member provisional squad for camping ahead of the International Friendly against France on October 23 in Paris.

The squad consists of debutants Gifty Ayew Asare and Peterson Kundok. Experienced player Samira Suleman, who plays as a forward in Iceland for Vikingur A�lafsvik, was not included in the team.

The friendly forms part of the senior national team’s preparation for the 2018 Africa Women’s Championship in Ghana, whilst France, who will host the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup will use the friendly game to tune up towards the competition.

The African Women’s Championship is billed for November 17 to December 1 next year.

The champion and the two runner ups of the tourney will qualify to represent the Continent at the Women’s World Cup.

Players, who have been invited are to report to the Black Queens camp at the Ghanaman Soccer of Excellence in Prampram on Tuesday October 3 at 11:00 hours.

The friendly will be Dramani’s first test after being named as the head coach of the Black Queens following the departure of Yusif Bassigi.

Full Squad

Goal Keepers: Nana Ama Asantewaa (Police Ladies) and Patricia Mantey (Immigration Ladies)

Defenders: Cynthia Adubea (Prisons Ladies), Filicity Asuoko (Police Ladies), Ellen Coleman (Lady Strikers), Janet Agyir (Hassacas Ladies), Regina Antwi (Hassacas Ladies), Faustina Ampah (FC MINSK), Grace Adams (University of South Florida) and Edem Atorvor (Lady Strikers),

Midfielders: Ernestina Abambila (FC MINSK), Juliet Acheampong (Prison Ladies), Gifty Ayew Asare (Northern Oklahoma College), Mary Essilful (Soccer Intellectuals), Priscilla Saahene (Fabulous Ladies), Priscilla Okyere (Ampem Darkoaa), Peterson Kundok (Ampem Darkoaa) Mavis Owusu (Ampem Darkoaa) and Evelyn Yeboah (Ampem Darkoaa)

Strikers: Elizabeth Addo (Kvarnsvedens IK, Sweden), Portia Boakye (Hungary), Alice Kusi (Zouk Mosbeh Girls Club, Lebanon), Jane Ayieyam (Police Ladies), Priscilla Adubea (Ampem Darkoa), Abdulai Mukarama (Northern Ladies), Sandra Owusu Ansah (Zouk Mosbeh Girls Club, Lebanon), Abdul Rahman Barikisu ( Lepo Ladies) and Lily Niber Lawrence (Hassacas Ladies)

Source: Ghana News Agency

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