Chief of Swedru commends police on fight against crime

Agona Swedru (C/R)- Nana Ogidigram Aseidu Kobina Botwe II, the Chief of Swedru, has commended officers and men of the Agona Swedru Divisional Police Command for their efforts at reducing crime in the area.

He said the Swedru Township was relatively calm now as far as armed robbery and other criminal activities were concerned.

This is due to intensification of day and night patrols and barrier mounting at all four routes to Agona Swedru, the Chief said.

Nana Ogidigram Botwe gave the commendation in a speech read on his behalf by Nana Esineni I, Nifahene of Agona Swedru, when security personnel at Swedru held their West Africa Security Services Activities (WASSA.

Nana Botwe, who is also Adontenhene of Nyakrom Traditional Area, said the police personnel posted to Agona Swedru Divisional Command had worked hard to bring peace and stability to the area.

The Swedruhene said the town was expanding fast and appealed to the Ghana Police Administration to open another police post at Pipe Tank and Woraba Estate to enable them to curb crime.

He expressed gratitude to the personnel of the Command for its dedication to duty and hard work and urged them to keep it up.

Nana Botwe appealed to the Inspector General of Police and the Police Administration to equip the Command with vehicles and other logistics to enable the officers to discharge their duties effectively.

Police Chief Superintendent, Mr Samuel Yankey, the Agona Swedru Divisional Commander, said through regular snap checks, barrier mounting and day and night patrols by the Police patrol teams, criminal activities had been brought to the barest minimum.

He said the Command consisted of Winneba, Mankrong-Junction, Agona Nyakrom, Agona Nsaba, and Agona Duakwa and that the District had become a better place to do business.

Chief Supt. Yankey called on the residents of the area to provide credible information about the criminals, adding that their identity would not be disclosed in order to help combat crime.

He warned that criminals who ventured into Swedru would face the wrath of the Police and assured residents that they were ready to respond to their calls.

He urged them to report suspicious characters to the Police for prompt action.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Over 100 cyber-crime suspects arrested in Kasoa

Kasoa (C/R) One hundred and one (101) persons suspected to be engaged in cyber crime in Kasoa and other nearby communities in the Central Region have been arrested and detained by the police.

They were seized at different places � Akweley, Gomoa Nyanyano, Adade and Obom, in a special operation mounted by the Police Regional Command.

A pump action gun, together with eight AA’ cartridges, 126 laptop computers, 40 mobile phones, two Huawei modems, nine passports, dried leaves believed to be cannabis and an undisclosed amount of cash were found on them.

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) David Adjeim Agyeman, the Kasoa Divisional Commander, told journalists that they would be screened and the criminals among them prosecuted.

Twenty (20) suspected criminals had on Monday been taken into custody and 25 motorbikes impounded at Awutu Breku.

ACP Agyeman pledged to make things uncomfortable for those who had chosen to live outside the law.

They were not going to have their way and that they police would go after them to allow the law-abiding to have their peace.

He warned against the use of unregistered motorbikes and said offenders would be made to face the law.

He called for the people to give strong support to the police to rid the society of miscreants.

They should also have the courage to report any police officer, who acted wrongly to the Police Intelligence and Professional Standards (IPS) for disciplinary action.

Source: Ghana News Agency

President cuts sod for phase two of Kumasi Airport Project

Kumasi – President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has performed the ceremony to mark the start of construction works on phase two of the Kumasi Airport project.

This would cost Euros 66,350,000 and is expected to be completed in 24 months.

It involves the construction of a new terminal building, extension of the runway, car park, access roads and security fence.

The project would create about 1,200 direct and indirect jobs for artisans – carpenters, masons, welders and other unskilled labourers.

President Akufo-Addo said it formed critical part of his government’s vision to expand and grow the nation’s aviation industry.

On completion, it is projected that in excess of one million passengers would be using the Airport every year.

He said that the funding had been secured and there should not be any excuses by the contractors, Messrs Contracta Construction to delay the work.

President Akufo-Addo underlined the need for quality job and said there needed to be value for money.

He spoke of the unwavering commitment of his government to develop the domestic aviation sector, citing the removal of 17 percent value added tax (VAT) on flight tickets.

He noted that Kumasi was a major business destination in West Africa and therefore the elevation of the airport to international status would further stimulate growth and development of the city.

He expressed concern about the encroachment on airport lands by private developers, something, which he said, was a threat to future expansion of the facility.

He urged management of the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) to act quickly to protect these lands.

Madam Cecelia Abena Dapaah, the Minister of Aviation, said the project was in line with government’s agenda of making Ghana the aviation hub of the West Africa sub-region.

The sector could be a game changer – had tremendous potential to accelerate Ghana’s economic transformation.

Mr. John Dekyem Attafuah, Managing Director of the GACL, said the completion of the expansion works would provide additional routes for passengers.

Source: Ghana News Agency

President cuts sod for phase two of Kumasi Airport Project

Kumasi – President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has performed the ceremony to mark the start of construction works on phase two of the Kumasi Airport project.

This would cost Euros 66,350,000 and is expected to be completed in 24 months.

It involves the construction of a new terminal building, extension of the runway, car park, access roads and security fence.

The project would create about 1,200 direct and indirect jobs for artisans – carpenters, masons, welders and other unskilled labourers.

President Akufo-Addo said it formed critical part of his government’s vision to expand and grow the nation’s aviation industry.

On completion, it is projected that in excess of one million passengers would be using the Airport every year.

He said that the funding had been secured and there should not be any excuses by the contractors, Messrs Contracta Construction to delay the work.

President Akufo-Addo underlined the need for quality job and said there needed to be value for money.

He spoke of the unwavering commitment of his government to develop the domestic aviation sector, citing the removal of 17 percent value added tax (VAT) on flight tickets.

He noted that Kumasi was a major business destination in West Africa and therefore the elevation of the airport to international status would further stimulate growth and development of the city.

He expressed concern about the encroachment on airport lands by private developers, something, which he said, was a threat to future expansion of the facility.

He urged management of the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) to act quickly to protect these lands.

Madam Cecelia Abena Dapaah, the Minister of Aviation, said the project was in line with government’s agenda of making Ghana the aviation hub of the West Africa sub-region.

The sector could be a game changer – had tremendous potential to accelerate Ghana’s economic transformation.

Mr. John Dekyem Attafuah, Managing Director of the GACL, said the completion of the expansion works would provide additional routes for passengers.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Olam Ghana celebrates Annual Fun Games 2018

Accra- Olam Ghana has celebrated the second edition of its Annual Fun Games at the Burma Camp Sports Complex in Accra, attracting hundreds of employees from its various business units to share in a fun-filled encounter held on African Union Day.

Staff and management of the agribusiness company spent the day engaging ardently in an array of games and sporting activities including football, volleyball, basketball, cross-fit workouts as well as some traditional indoor games like Owari.

The Annual Fun Games was instituted by the company as an integral part of its commitment to promoting teamwork, good health and well-being of employees.

Established in 1994, Olam Ghana employs over 850 staff members, supported by some 1,200 seasonal workers in its operations across the country.

The company ranks among the largest private Licensed Buying Companies (LBCs) in Ghana’s Cocoa sector and is the country’s leading cashew exporter and one of its largest importers of rice. Olam also operates a tomato paste processing and canning facility, a state-of-the-art wheat flour mill and a biscuit manufacturing facility.

It is most encouraging to see employees come together in large numbers to share a common commitment towards promoting a culture of wellness and fitness through sports, said Mr. Amit Agrawal, Country Head of Olam Ghana.

By arranging exciting activities such as this, we help staff meet their fitness goals and improve motivation � a win win for everyone! Mr. Agrawal added.

As a leading agribusiness, Olam’s success in Ghana has been based on the delivery of value to farmers, customers and consumers through best in class operational capabilities and a long-term commitment to develop Ghana’s agricultural supply chains.

Source: Ghana News Agency