Murdered Constable Emmanuel Osei laid to rest

Accra, July 24, GNA – Uncontrollable tears and wailing took centre stage as mourners thronged the funeral and burial ceremony of the late Constable Emmanuel Osei.

The 26-year-old Police Officer died with a civilian on Monday, June 14, 2021 in the bullion van attack at Adedenkpo, a suburb of Jamestown.

The ceremony, spearheaded by the Ghana Police Service (GPS) was held at the Kakraba park, Kasoa after which the mortal remains of the late Officer was taken to the Nyanyano cemetery for burial.

Mourners including; family members, Police personnel, fellow Christians at Saint Raphael Catholic Church, could not control their tears as they paid their last respect to the late Constable.

In a tribute from the family, the late Emmanuel Osei was described as a peace maker who loved everyone, while other tributes from the GPS, the Church, siblings, and friends also eulogized him as a hardworking and God-fearing individual.

Mr Ambrose Dery, Minister for Interior extended condolences on behalf of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to the family of the late Constable and the civilian who lost her life in the same incidence.

He said the various tributes that were read were testament to the fact that the late Emmanuel Osei lived in a Godly manner, as such, he was of the firm belief that his departed soul had gone to be with his Maker.

Mr Dery said Constable Osei died as a patriot and a professional epitomizing the high standards of the GPS and effective his demise on June 14, he was promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal.

“He’s dead though but still a hero and he joins the long list of heroes who have fallen in their line of duty and services,” he added.

In a sermon delivered by Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Reverend Father George Arthur, Chaplain General of the GPS, he said the demise of Emmanuel Osei was a painful one and he was forced “by armed robbers to hang up his life abruptly.

“Emmanuel has hanged up abruptly. He was forced by armed robbers to hang up. What a painful exit 26 years on this planet and less than 12 months with the Police service. Sad story indeed. Constable Emmanuel, Damire fa due,” he said.

He consoled the bereaved family by encouraging them to keep their faith unwavering in God because He alone can truly console them.

The Rev Father prayed that God would strengthen them in these trying and difficult times to move forward.

“Continue to cling on to hope. If your hope is in God, He will never forsake you. May God dry away all your tears and open a new avenue unto you. May God release divine grace and let His mercy be your portion,” he said.

The late Emmanuel Osei Kobby was born 27th of August 1995 at Madina to Mr Peter Kennedy Attah and Madam Margaret Abena Oforiwa.

He started schooling at Madina Bethany in the year 2002-2003 and later continued class three to class six at the Pantang Hospital Primary school.

He entered into the Junior High School in 2008 and wrote his Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in 2010.

Emmanuel was baptized on April 3, 2010 at Saint Raphael Catholic Church, Pantang Hospital and had his first communion the same year.

He served as a Mass servant at Saint Raphael Catholic Church and was then confirmed at Saint Barnabas Catholic Church, Hatsoo in 2015.

Upon passing his Junior High school Examination, he gained admission in 2011 into Saint Paul’s Technical School at Kukurantumi to read Mechanical Engineering and successfully completed in 2014.

At Saint Paul’s Technical School, Emmanuel Osei was the General Secretary for the Air Force Cadet and a basketball player.

After passing his West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in 2014, he gained admission into Takoradi Technical University in 2015 to read BSc. in Mechanical Engineering and graduated in 2018.

At Takoradi Technical University, Emmanuel was an Executive of the Ahanta Hall.

He was the Morale leader and was part of the entertainment crew.

In 2019, he was recruited into the Ghana Police Service Training school and upon completion, he had his specialized training at the Special Weapons and Tactics Unit (S.W.A.T).

He was at the National SWAT Police Headquarters in Accra as a Police Constable until his sudden demise on Monday, June 14, 2021.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Miracle Africa International Foundation intervenes in Africa youth’s education through sports

Miracle Africa International Foundation (MAIF) is a non-profit Swiss based

organization, Founded by Nadia Murabet in 2008.

MAIF’s mission is to provide to African people, in particular to its most vulnerable citizens with a better quality of life by initiating and implementing projects and programs that encourage and strive for sustainable development, stability and peace on the African continent.

The Miracle Africa International Foundation has also developed an initiative

“Education through Sports” to be carried out in various African villages

aimed at creating green areas where kids can practice football and other

athletic disciplines, to supplement their school teaching with a training

coach through the practice of sports as an effective tool of social

integration.

Education through Sports is for all children from six years of age

until adolescence and is based on three actions:

• Providing each village with a sports field, related services and equipment

for the children

• Training educators through specialized coaching programs

• Providing educational scholarships for young African soccer talents

The Miracle Africa International Foundation is honored to work on this

project with Yasmin Behzadi for the country of Ghana as they both strongly

believe in the power of education through sports to foster a new conscious

and responsible generation that drives Africa’s future-forward.

In March 2021, Yasmin Behzadi, an Iranian Canadian Entrepreneur and

the brain behind Sark Collection, joined Miracle Africa International

Foundation as a volunteer covering the role of Sports Philanthropy Director

for the country of Ghana. As part of her social responsibility, Yasmin is

enforcing young Ghanaian’s with an aspiration not only to pursue sports but

also to consider being educated to compete well on the world pitches.

Having had an admirable passion for Football since 3 years ago and despite

the fact that she knew how difficult and challenging it would be, Yasmin

dedicated most of her time to help the Young Players by sponsoring a selected number of talented Ghanaian players to make it professional and

internationally recognized in the football world. She recently visited the Ideal.

Ladies Football Club and Ideal Boys FC at Kaneshie Bishop Park in Accra,

to discuss the challenges facing the club and ways to improve the lives of

the players as well as promoting schooling alongside sports.

Yasmin on Wednesday July 21, with the help of some professional

footballers; Samuel Sarfo a Black Stars player, Al Khaleej Fc defender and

Bernard Oliver Mensah of Black Stars and Kayserispor Fc Midfielder

donated some sports equipment and food items to the Ideal Football Club.

Speaking to Yasmin, she said most of the young people who want to

pursue a career in sports, do not give much importance to their education

or schooling, where “Miracle Africa International Foundation and Yasmin

are strong believers that a successful future can be built via supporting

sports in school environments. Education through Sports, Miracle Africa

International Foundation’s main program to promote such activities, works

across Africa to make this vision to become a reality”.

She added that MAIF strives to encourage not only the development of

African nation, artistic, cultural, sportive and democratic values but also to promote them to propel the continent’s progress in many other aspects.

The Miracle Africa International Foundation’s office is based in Geneva

Switzerland and the founder and president is Madam Nadia Murabet, an

Award-Winning Peace Humanitarian. Her work focuses on the ignition of

change to make a difference in the world.

Nadia and Yasmin can make a positive difference in the life of young Africans by promoting Education through Sports, empowering youth and bridging cultures through peace and sport-related initiatives in Africa and other continents.

May God help us all to achieve these objectives.

Source: Ghana Web

South African High Commissioner commends Vodafone Ghana Foundation for philanthropic initiatives

South African High Commissioner to Ghana, Her Excellency, Grace Jeanet Mason, has commended Vodafone Ghana Foundation, for its immense contribution towards the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Ghana.

According to her, Vodafone Ghana Foundation through its philanthropic initiatives has demonstrated its commitment in improving the lives of Ghanaians.

“I have witnessed with great interest, the remarkable work the Vodafone Ghana Foundation has been doing. I am particularly excited about the various health initiatives, youth empowering programmes and projects that are leveraging technology to drive change. These are in no doubt supporting the country’s sustainable development”.

Speaking at an event to mark this year’s World Youth Awareness Day and Nelson Mandela Day, Ms. Grace Jeanet Mason called on corporate institutions in the country to take keen interest in Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) projects.

“I will use this opportunity to urge other organizations to do same. Making the world a better place is a collective responsibility and we all have a role to play. I am excited to volunteer for Vodafone’s health programmes and to also impact more women and the youth”, she said.

The Vodafone Ghana Foundation was launched in 2009 to support sustainable initiatives that drive social change, improve people’s lives and solve pressing social needs.

The foundation also believes that mobile communications can help address some of the world’s compelling humanitarian needs and improve living conditions.

Source: Ghana Web

CILED appoints Korsi Senyo as member of its Global Council and Country Director for Ghana

The Chartered Institute of Leadership, Education, and Development (CILED), USA wishes to announce the appointment of Mr. Mawuli Korsi Senyo, as a member of its Global Council and the Country Director for Ghana.

Mr. Senyo is an entrepreneur, social worker, IT expert, and journalist with over ten years of worth of experience in the areas of peace-building, media, business development, informational and communication technology at both national and international levels.

He is the co-founder of Africa Centre for Peace Building which he has been the Executive Director since January 2010.

Mr. Senyo is the founder of IT firm, Senyo Global Solutions; business consultancy firm, SEMPEG Consult; and media firm, AM Networks – publishers of the Awake News and Awake Africa.

In February 2014, he was invited by H.E. Dennis Sasso Nduaso, the President of the Republic of Congo to join five Head of States, Nobel Peace Prize winners, Defense Ministers, Senior Government Officials, and other world leaders to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Signing of Brazzaville Peace Accord. At this world peace gathering, Korsi Senyo joined in discussions in shaping world peace and development.

From May 2014 to August 2016, Korsi Senyo was appointed CC Liaison Officer of United Religions Initiative for West Africa where is played the role of communicating and disseminating information of URI Global Office to URI West Africa members organizations and facilitating training workshops for member organizations in West Africa.

He served as a member of the 2015 Peace Awards Giving Committee of the Millennium Excellence Award.

He also a Mentor on the Mandela Washington Fellowship of the Youth African Leaders Initiative and Mentor of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme.

In 2018, he was invited by the former President of South Africa and Tanzania to join the Africa Leadership Forum to discuss peace and security issues in Africa.

With this worth of experience spanning several sectors, CILED believes Mr. Senyo has the capacity and leadership expertise to contribute growth of the professional body and establish its presence in Ghana.

About CILED

The Chartered Institute of Leadership, Education and Development (CILED) is a Delaware US-based international professional body of Leaders, Educators and Development Practitioners that seeks to develop both academic and leadership skills of members and the general public.

We are deeply committed to supporting individuals and organizations around the world to achieve the qualifications and experiences they need to contribute to meaningful and positive change within their proximate and remote environments.

CILED has attracted and continues to attract experienced professionals from the world’s finest academic institutions, captains of industries, civil society organizations, women and youth leaders, including students.

CILED has a diverse and very experienced Leadership Team that consistently engages their networks and affiliations in order to accelerate capacity, promote educational growth and professional development, throughout the United States and around the world.

Source: Ghana Web

Deputy Minister pays working visit to Community Water and Sanitation Agency

The newly appointed Deputy Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Honourable. Amidu Issahaku Chinnia (MP), has paid a working visit to the CWSA Head Office on Monday 5th June, 2021.

The purpose of the visit was for the Deputy Minister to introduce himself to staff of the Agency and to acquaint himself with the operations and challenges of the Agency.

Amidu Issahaku Chinmia was accompanied by the Director of Water, Mr. Donnan Tay and the Director of Human Resource, Mrs. Mrs. Jennifer Buabeng.

Explaining the purpose of his visit, Hon. Chinmia said he wanted to have a good understanding of the mandates of all the institutions and agencies working under the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources to enable him effectively assist the sector Minister, Hon. Cecilia Dapaa to develop policies and make the appropriate decisions in tackling the challenges facing the Rural Water and Sanitation Sub-Sector.

The Hon. Deputy Minister informed management and staff of the CWSA that the Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources is determined to make a significant improvement of safe water delivery to Ghanaians in rural communities and small towns as well as improve the general sanitation situation in the country.

He indicated that upon his assumption of office, H.E the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, informed him about the tasked ahead of him including the need for him to support his Sector Minister to achieve the government of Ghana’s vision in making Accra the cleanness city in Africa by the end of the second term of president, and to also provide quality, safe and accessible drinking water for Ghanaians.

Hon. Issahaku Amidu, who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Sisala East Constituency in the Upper West Region, assured the CWSA of the unwavering commitment of Hon. Cecilia Dapaa and his good self in supporting the sector reforms initiated by the CWSA, in order to effectively and efficiently deliver on its expanded mandate.

Touching on challenges facing the CWSA refoms, the Sisala East Legislature, Hon. Chimnia reiterated the preparedness of he and his Minister in providing the necessary leadership in initiating the appropriate dialogue between the Ghana Water Company Limited and the Community Water and Sanitation Agency in determining and agreeing on their operational boundaries.

The goal he said, would be for the two leading sector institutions to be able to focus on providing sustainable services to the people of Ghana under their jurisdictions and mandates and not engaged in a turf war.

Hon. Issahaku, stressed that the reforms currently being embarked upon by the CWSA would undoubtedly address a lot of challenges affecting the smooth operations of the Agency.

He was happy that the CWSA is making great strides in this regard adding that signs of success of the reform are visible throughout the country.

The reform, according to him, would further expand the scope of the operations of the CWSA, which will require additional recruitment of water management professionals such as Engineers, Accountants, Revenue Officers, Community Relations Officers and Water Safety Specialists to sustainably manage the water systems throughout the country.

This increased requirement in the human resource capacity of the CWSA is providing job opportunities to several young graduates who otherwise would have joined the band wagon of the unemployed youth in the country.

The expanded CWSA will also be able to provide water in the long term to unserved and under-served communities in rural areas and small towns, he said.

The Hon. Deputy Minister therefore expressed his commitment to be an advocate for the course of Community Water and Sanitation Agency’s reform agenda, which he believes, would lead to the provision of quality, safe and reliable drinking water to people in its operational areas in Ghana.

Hon. Issahaku also indicated his resolved to run an open door administration and will therefore, welcome valuable suggestions that will help him to execute the tasks assigned to him by H.E. the President as Deputy Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources. He used the rare privilege to highly commend the CWSA staff for their commitment to ensuring that the hinterlands in the country get access to potable drinking water.

The Hon. MP lauded the Agency’s quest to address issues of sanitation and hygienic in Ghana.

He praised the Chief Executive, Ign. Worlanyo Siabi for his visionary leadership, the professionalism and efficiency, focus, innovation and hard work of the staff of the CWSA which have yielded great results pushing the Rural WASH Sector forward.

He then expressed his gratitude to the Management and the Staff for the warm courtesies extended to him and his entourage during his visit to the CWSA head office, in spite of the short notice. He entreated

the Staff to support the Chief Executive in his quest to achieve the objectives and goals of the CWSA reforms.

In his welcome remarks, the Chief Executive, Ing. Worlanyo Kwadjo Siabi, lamented the challenges affecting the progress of the reform including, inadequate funding to the Agency, huge water losses or non-revenue water, high electricity tariffs and operational costs, and the threat emanating from some overlapping areas of operation between the Ghana Water Company Limited and the Community Water and Sanitation Agency which post a serious danger to the very existence of the CWSA in the future.

He entreated the Deputy Minister to take these issues up with the sector Minister for a quick and lasting resolution which if not tackled with the needed urgency could render the CWSA financially insolvent.

He was very unhappy with the situation between the GWCL and CWSA and earnestly entreated the Hon. Deputy Minister to take the issues up with the Hon. Minister for a quick and lasting solution.

Updating the Deputy Ministers of the progress the Agency is making on its reforms, Ing, Mr. Worlanyo, Kwadjo Siabi, disclosed that the CWSA is investing hugely in the area of Solar Energy power infrastructure that would help to operationalize the Smart Pumps currently being installed in some communities, the move according to him would significantly reduce electricity bills from the ECG to the CWSA.

The Agency, he emphasized, is developing several APPS using staff with the required skills and capacity in order to digitize its operations including billing system and revenue collection as well as human resource management.

Access to water is being automated in many small town communities with the installation of the SmartTap technology on community standpipes which allows customers to access water 24/7 using prepaid tokens loaded with credit.

According to the Chief Executive, the CWSA reforms have created jobs for almost 2000 water management professionals and auxiliary staff.

The Agency is currently directly managing 168 Small Towns Piped Water Systems nationwide.

He assured the Hon Deputy Minister that the Community Water and Sanitation Agency would do whatever in it can under the constrains to work assiduously in order to expedite the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 6) set out by the United Nations (UN), with regards to sustainable management of water and sanitation in the rural communities in Ghana.

The Chief Executive appealed to the Deputy Minister, to as a matter of a priority, endeavour to push for more allocation of financial resources to the CWSA for the sustainable maintenance and efficient management of the huge water infrastructure under the care of the Agency.

The Director of Planning and Investments, Mr. Mohammed Ibrahim Adokor, made a very comprehensive presentation on the mandate of the CWSA, achievements and challenges as well as the status of the Sector Reforms initiated by the Agency since 2017. BACKGROUND

The Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) was established by an Act of Parliament in December 1998, Act 564, with the mandate to “Facilitate the provision of safe drinking water and related sanitation services to Rural Communities and Small Towns in Ghana”.

The Agency is currently undergoing reforms aimed at transforming itself into a utility services organisation with an expanded mandate to include direct professional management of its piped water systems.

The reformed CWSA in its Vision aspires to be a “Leading Public Sector Rural Water Services Delivery Organisation in Africa”, with a “Commitment to Efficient Delivery of Safe and Sustainable Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Services to Rural Communities and Small Towns in Ghana” as its Mission.

Source: Ghana Web

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Source: Ghana Web