Hearts number one goalie Mensah welcomes challenge from Sowah

Accra Ben Mensah, Accra Hearts of Oak number one goalie, has said, he would welcome competition from any good goalkeeper for his position, as the club battles to impress its followers in the league.

Speaking in an interview, he said the inconsistent form of the club, coupled with their inability to win the league over many years, was a great worry to him and therefore any move by the club that would ensure they win the league this year was welcomed.

Having three world class goalkeepers would bring competition in the department and eventually bring the best out of them, he stated.

Hearts is on the verge of securing the services of out favour goalkeeper of Kotoko, Ernest Sowah, following series of goalkeeping errors in the league.

Ernest Sowah is a good goalkeeper and if he wants to join Hearts, he is welcomed to help the club win the local competitions and compete in Africa as well.

“If we have good keepers and one is injured or not available, the other good one can be used and we shall achieve our results and get the wins and winning bonus,” he said.

Sowah, 30 became a free agent after mutually terminating his contract with Asante Kotoko last Friday after he was deemed surplus to requirement by the Kumasi-based club.

The once-capped Ghana international was heavily linked with a switch to Hearts of Oak two season ago before he made a last-ditch move to join the Porcupine Warriors.

Sowah is expected to fill in the void left by Theophilus Jackson, who was part of the four players the club released last Friday for non-performance – the rest are Joshua Otoo, Cosmos Dauda, and Evans Quao.

Source: Ghana News Agency

“We are living in hardship” – bereaved widow cries for help

Accra Miss Vida Eyisi, 53 year old unemployed, who lost her husband through the May 9 stadium disaster in 2001 at the Accra Sports Stadium, has said she has been living in hardship for the past 17 years, following the demised of her husband.

Miss. Eyisi recounted how sad it was for her, when she heard that her husband was one of the lost souls on the night, saying it was a regrettable day in her life.

She wailed uncontrollably when she remembered how her husband had only told them he was going to watch football but never returned home.

According to the 53 year old unemployed mother of three, her deceased husband, Stephen Darko Tawiah (who was into printing press business) was the breadwinner of the family and since his demise, they have been living in very tough conditions.

Narrating her ordeal to the GNA Sports amidst intermittent tears, with sorrow filled in her voice, Miss Eyisi said that, their situation had become so critical to the point that their landlord has given them notice to vacate from their current place of stay.

She said all attempts to get the needed support to be able to relocate had proved futile. She was however grateful that the May 9 fund was taking care of the children at school.

They give us school fees and pay for other necessities to help in the children’s education. But we are being ejected from our room and we don’t have any money to rent. That was what I told them but they didn’t say anything, she revealed.

I told them (authorities) that, the children I and would not have anywhere to go if the Landlord finally ejects us, but no one is willing to help us, she said.

She added that they were living from hand to mouth because the only money the whole family survived on was the education fund that came for the children since she was unemployed.

The children are now 17, 19 and 22 years and I am the one to take care of them but I am not working.

We need help! I am pleading with Ghanaians to help us get a place of shelter, she added.

Source: Ghana News Agency

SWAG congratulates Activa MD for winning award

Accra� The Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) has congratulated Mr. Solomon Lartey, Chief Executive of Activa International Insurance, for winning the Insurance CEO of the Year award at the 8th Ghana Entrepreneur and Corporate Awards.

The Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana named Mr. Lartey, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Activa International Insurance Ghana as the Best Insurance CEO of the Year 2017 at its 8th Ghana Entrepreneur and Corporate awards ceremony.

A statement signed by Mr. Kwabena Yeboah, President of SWAG, said the news comes as no surprise to the Association, as Mr. Lartey has over the years demonstrated high level competence in his chosen field and this has reflected in the continuous growth of Activa Insurance Company on the Ghanaian market.

There is no doubt that, Activa International Insurance remains one of the leading insurance companies in Ghana with customer focused packages for clients.

We are convinced you would continue to lead the continuous growth of the company through this turbulent market, where many are still unaware of the benefits of having an insurance policy.

With your expertise, it is our hope that you would continue to lead the drive to tap the huge untapped market for Activa and eventually make it the number insurance provider in Ghana.

SWAG is indeed proud of your achievements wish you well in all endeavours, the statement added.

Mr Lartey, a member of the Executive Committee of Group Activa, is a Chartered Insurance Practitioner (UK), and also holds an MBA from the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Arts (Hon) Degree from the University of Ghana.

He served as an insurance broker at Brooklands Financial Services Limited.

He worked as a Mortgage and Insurance Consultant at the Simple Group in Mitcham, Surrey, United Kingdom and later held the same position at Bryant and Menson UK Limited (an appointed representative for Mortgage Broking Services Limited in Manchester).

The Ghana Entrepreneurs and Corporate Executive Awards is dedicated to celebrating and recognizing executives in the corporate sector, who demonstrate excellence in their profession, as well as show leadership and commitment in their respective organizations and to the existing corporate culture of diversity.

Activa has consistently sponsored the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) awards for five consecutive years to bring insurance awareness to the sporting fraternity and lovers of sports.

It has consistently sponsored the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) awards for five consecutive years to ensure that Ghanaian industries are educated about the immense benefit of insurance beyond what the local insurance market offers.

The company also offered free insurance packages to award winners to introduce them to the enormous benefits of certain classes of insurance business that hitherto were not offered on the Ghanaian market.

Source: Ghana News Agency

SWAG congratulates Activa MD for winning award

Accra� The Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) has congratulated Mr. Solomon Lartey, Chief Executive of Activa International Insurance, for winning the Insurance CEO of the Year award at the 8th Ghana Entrepreneur and Corporate Awards.

The Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana named Mr. Lartey, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Activa International Insurance Ghana as the Best Insurance CEO of the Year 2017 at its 8th Ghana Entrepreneur and Corporate awards ceremony.

A statement signed by Mr. Kwabena Yeboah, President of SWAG, said the news comes as no surprise to the Association, as Mr. Lartey has over the years demonstrated high level competence in his chosen field and this has reflected in the continuous growth of Activa Insurance Company on the Ghanaian market.

There is no doubt that, Activa International Insurance remains one of the leading insurance companies in Ghana with customer focused packages for clients.

We are convinced you would continue to lead the continuous growth of the company through this turbulent market, where many are still unaware of the benefits of having an insurance policy.

With your expertise, it is our hope that you would continue to lead the drive to tap the huge untapped market for Activa and eventually make it the number insurance provider in Ghana.

SWAG is indeed proud of your achievements wish you well in all endeavours, the statement added.

Mr Lartey, a member of the Executive Committee of Group Activa, is a Chartered Insurance Practitioner (UK), and also holds an MBA from the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Arts (Hon) Degree from the University of Ghana.

He served as an insurance broker at Brooklands Financial Services Limited.

He worked as a Mortgage and Insurance Consultant at the Simple Group in Mitcham, Surrey, United Kingdom and later held the same position at Bryant and Menson UK Limited (an appointed representative for Mortgage Broking Services Limited in Manchester).

The Ghana Entrepreneurs and Corporate Executive Awards is dedicated to celebrating and recognizing executives in the corporate sector, who demonstrate excellence in their profession, as well as show leadership and commitment in their respective organizations and to the existing corporate culture of diversity.

Activa has consistently sponsored the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) awards for five consecutive years to bring insurance awareness to the sporting fraternity and lovers of sports.

It has consistently sponsored the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) awards for five consecutive years to ensure that Ghanaian industries are educated about the immense benefit of insurance beyond what the local insurance market offers.

The company also offered free insurance packages to award winners to introduce them to the enormous benefits of certain classes of insurance business that hitherto were not offered on the Ghanaian market.

Source: Ghana News Agency

President suspends four High Court Justices

Accra- President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has, in accordance with Article 146(10)(b) of the Constitution, suspended with immediate effect four justices of the High Court on the advice of the Judicial Council.

They are Justice Uuter Paul Dery; Justice Mustapha Logoh; Justice Gilbert Ayisi Addo; and Justice Charles Quist.

A statement issued on Wednesday by the Jubilee House and signed by Mr Eugene Arhin, the Communications Director at the Presidency, said the suspension of the four high court justices followed the establishment of a prima facie case against them by the Committee set up by the Chief Justice to investigate alleged acts of bribery and corruption against certain persons, including the four Justices, as contained in the August 29, 2015 petition of Mr Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

The statement said President Akufo-Addo had, by a letter dated Tuesday, May 8, 2018, notified each of the four justices of the decision.

Source: Ghana News Agency