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African Development Bank and the AfCFTA Secretariat partner to stimulate industry

 

Accra,- African Development Bank Group President, Dr Akinwumi A. Adesina, says the Bank will mainstream the African Continental Free Trade Area into its country and regional integration strategies.

 

Receiving African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA) Secretary-General Wamkele Mene, in Abidjan on 29 October, Dr Adesina said, “the implementation of the free trade area will become a key component of the Bank’s lending programme. We want to have a critical mass of AfCFTA-aligned investments.”

 

Dr Adesina said the Bank would support the AfCTA Secretariat in implementing its various trade and industrial workstreams.

 

“We have a responsibility to ensure that that the African Continental Free Trade Area is an industrial hub. The zone should become an area for manufacturing, not merely for trading,” Dr Adesina stressed.

 

He said the Bank would work closely with the AfCTA Secretariat to ensure that Africa produces at scale.

 

“We require a large industrial manufacturing zone that generates income and competes on a local and global scale,” the African Development Bank chief said.

 

Dr Adesina assured the AfCTA chief of the Bank’s long-term support for the continental initiative.

 

He said it would provide institutional support, particularly in the areas of industrialization, finance, infrastructure, and logistics.

 

Mr Mene said the Secretariat would help member states remove trade barriers to boost intra-African trade. “But we cannot do so without the support of the African Development Bank,” he said, explaining … “we would just be a trading hub with no real output.”

 

The AfCFTA chief said that the Africa Continental Free Trade Area provided Africa with a great opportunity to develop the necessary infrastructure to support trade and benefit small and medium enterprises.

 

He sought the Bank’s continuous support. “We want the initiative to run as an African initiative supported by our heads of state and our development finance institutions,” Mr Mene said.

 

The Bank and the Secretariat are to put together an Africa industrialization forum for more directed Bank support. “We want to ensure that industries emerge in a more structured manner in Africa,” the African Development Bank president said.

 

Both leaders agreed to draft a memorandum of understanding to strengthen their relationship and facilitate effective collaboration.

 

The African Development Fund, the Bank group’s concessional lending arm, provided support for the establishment of the AfCFTA Secretariat in Accra, Ghana through a $5 million institutional grant to the African Union.

 

Several senior management officials of the Bank participated in Friday’s meeting, including Senior Vice President Bajabulile “Swazi” Tshabalala, Vice-President for Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Khaled Sherif, Vice President for Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization Solomon Adegbie-Quaynor, Special Adviser to the President on Industrialization Professor Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, and Director of the Industrial and Trade Development Department, Abdu Mukhtar.

 

Source: Ghana News Agency

NARNGO explains how to feed 10 million vulnerable Ghanaians

Accra,- Mr. Kofi Lucas, National President of NARNGO and Project Implementation Strategist has explained that Ghana will use wisdom and strategy to feed 10 Million Ghanaians on daily basis.

 

“The funding to feed 10 million Ghanaians is not coming from World Bank or IMF, it does not mean that any support from them will be rejected, it will be welcomed and appreciated. Ghana is sitting on MONEY, but you need to use wisdom and strategy to get the money for the project. “

 

This was in reaction to a story the Ghana News Agency published, where the Network of Association of Registered NGOs (NARNGO) appealed to the government to call for proposals from the private sector and other external partners to feed 10 million Ghanaians on daily basis.

 

The publication also suggested to partners to take advantage of government’s interventions, such as one-District-One Factory, Farming for food and Jobs among others to enhance the feeding programme.

 

After the publication, there were reactions as to how it could be done, which the President responded; “We will not disclose to the public how this project will be funded, for other NGOs to hear and take note. It is strategic. Yes, this project is not captured in the 2021 budget, but there is a way out. It is also strategic. The identification and selection of the beneficiaries is also strategic. “

 

Mr Lucas encouraged government to invite Proposals from Development NGOs to act as a lead facilitator and to develop a comprehensive concept to tackle the problems identified in order to feed at least on daily basis 10 million Needy Youth and Senior Citizens at the community levels nationwide for the next 4-years.

 

“Should government invite Proposals from Development NGOs, NARNGO shall apply. We already have a proper roadmap developed by both NARNGO and Critical Strategic Thinkers Network our strategic partners who are Deep thinkers, Strategies, Experts, Professionals and Problem-Solvers among others.”

 

He said the Lead facilitating NGO must take advantage of Government’s flagship programmes such as Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ), Rearing for Food and Jobs (RFJ), One-District-One Factory (1D1F), Planting for Export and Rural Development (PERD) to champion this laudable cause.

 

He said they should be able to create and establish Cooperative Business and Artisanal Ventures to employ at least One million Jobless Youth and Adults Nationwide.

 

“The role that Government, stakeholders, Strategic Alliances and all on board will play must be properly defined for effective collaboration and realization of the aims and objectives of the project within four-years.

 

Mr Lucas said in order to complement Government’s efforts, Government needed combined forces with NGOs with good plans, good ideas, wonderful concepts, good intentions, passion, compassion, can do spirit, perseverance, vision, innovations, initiatives and commitment to solve numerous problems and challenges facing Ghana by disseminating to the Grassroots, Government’s Coordinated Programme of Economic and Social Development Policies 2017- 2024. An Agenda for Jobs: Creating Prosperity and Equal Opportunities for All.

 

“It is in view of this that the leadership of the NARNGO is appealing to the President of the Republic of Ghana, through the office of the Chief of Staff, to consider this concept as the President’s Project to be Code-named: “THE PRESIDENT’S PROJECT- OPERATION FEED GHANA”, which is similar to the Presidential Pitch and then invite proposals from Developmental NGOs.

 

“This is to complement government’s efforts to tackle unemployment, abject poverty and hunger facing especially the down trodden at the community levels just to mention a few. “

 

Source: Ghana News Agency

Gas explosion at SSNIT Premier Tower won’t disrupt business – Management assures

 

Accra,- Management of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has allayed fears that a Saturday gas explosion that occurred at its Premier Tower in Accra will disrupt business activities of the Trust.

 

In a press statement on Sunday, October 31, 2021, the management said though the explosion affected some of the glazed windows at the Pension House and Tower Block, “it will not interrupt the conduct of business.”

 

“Management of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) wishes to inform the public that the explosion which occurred at the premises of Premier Towers in Accra in the morning of Saturday, 30th October 2021 will not affect the conduct of business at the Head Office,” it emphasised.

 

The statement said security agencies were investigating the cause of the unfortunate incident and called for calm.

 

It added that management had put in place all the necessary precautions to ensure the safety and security of staff and clients.

 

“Members and clients may visit our offices to access any service on Monday, 1st November 2021.”

 

On Saturday, October 30, a gas explosion at the Premier Tower of SSNIT killed one person and left two others injured.

 

The blast, according to the management of SSNIT, was caused by two gas cylinders, which were being used to cut an old metal garbage container into pieces by two scrap dealers.

 

Source: Ghana News Agency

 

BOSA solves water crisis in Bawku SHS

Bawku (U/E) Oct. 31, GNA-The Bawku Senior High School Old Students Association (BOSA) has constructed a mechanised borehole fitted with four overhead tanks for its alma mater, to solve decades of perennial water crisis in the school.

 

The project, which would permanently solve the water crisis in the school, was executed by the Accra and Bolgatanga branches of BOSA at a cost of GHS 83,000.00.

 

The perennial water crisis was part of five major challenges of the Bawku SHS which lasted for over 40 years, and sometimes compelled management of the school to purchase water for the preparation of meals for students.

 

Sheikh Abdallah Otito Achuliwor, the National Vice President of BOSA in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on the side-line of the climax of the Third Homecoming and Congress of BOSA, said “The water problem in the school dates back to over 50 years when we were even here as students.

 

“The school taps were not flowing regularly, and we had to go to the dam to fetch water for our seniors, ourselves and for the kitchen. After we left many years ago, we noticed that the water situation was still a problem for the school.”

 

He said BOSA took it upon itself to permanently solve the water crisis in the school, “We decided to contribute to solve the problem. Since we suffered the water crisis, we should not allow the present students to suffer the same problem which affects the academic activities.”

 

Sheikh Achuliwor said from 2016 till date, BOSA had constructed four boreholes for the school with the intention to mechanise them, unfortunately, they dried up, and attempts to get the Ghana Water Company to connect water to the school yielded no results.

 

“So when we started planning this Homecoming event two years ago, we made a promise to ourselves that we must solve this water problem once and for all,” the National Vice President said.

 

He said upon a fifth trial after the previous boreholes dried up, they succeeded in hitting water when they drilled, and with the support of the Accra and Bolgatanga branches of BOSA, huge water tanks and pipes were provided to facilitate the water mechanisation system for the school.

 

“For us, as BOSA, we are proud to have solved this water problem on our own without any external support,” the BOSA National Vice President said.

 

He also expressed gratitude to members of BOSA for the gesture and contributions to the development of their alma mater over the years, and further urged them to continue to support the school to create conductive environment to propel academic excellence.

 

Apart from the water project, the 1975 year group of BOSA also presented a tricycle to the school to assist the kitchen staff with their daily activities, while several projects were also undertaken by individual Old Students and year groups.

 

Reverend Sylvester Agalga, the Headmaster of the Bawku SHS reiterated the challenges the water crisis posed on academic activities, “Many stakeholders have come in to assist to drill a number of boreholes, yet we did not hit water. It was quite disturbing.”

 

He said with the intervention of the Old Students of the school, both staff and students were happy with the gesture and thanked BOSA for the initiative.

 

Source: Ghana News Agency

 

Bawku SHS Old Students return ‘home’

Bawku (U/E),- The Bawku Senior High School Old Students Association (BOSA) has held its Third Homecoming and Congress with a call on alumni to assist fix the challenges in the performance of students in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The event was on the theme; “Addressing the educational challenges in the midst of COVID-19, the role of the alumni,” and attracted Old Students of the school from across the country and other stakeholders in the education sector.

 

Sheikh Abdallah Otito Achuliwor, the National Vice President of BOSA who made the call, acknowledged the significant roles played by individual BOSA members in their various endeavours.

 

He called on them not to relent on their support to their alma mater, saying “It is time we take up the task with our expertise to assist fix the challenges in the fallen performance of students in this era of the pandemic.”

 

He said BOSA could boast of many professionals from all walks of life including artisans, engineers, lawyers, doctors, military and police officers, the clergy, successful entrepreneurs, politicians, professors and geologists among others.

 

Sheikh Achuliwor commended members who had advanced in their various fields of endeavour, and was confident that BOSA would continue in its growth and development agenda of their alma mater.

 

“It is our prayer that they will use their various positions to advance the course of BOSA and Bawku Senior High School,” he added.

 

The National Vice President said the second Homecoming which was held in October 2018, saw BOSA commission and cut the sod for flagship projects such as office complex, guest house and rehabilitation of staff bungalows.

 

He said BOSA in 2018 focused predominantly on enhancing its membership and payment of dues, and said the Upper East and Greater Accra Regional branches of the Association had re-elected new executives.

 

The results of the election he said paid off, and mentioned a water project, purchasing of four giant poly-tanks and reshaping of school roads as flagship projects undertaken by members.

 

Speaking on discipline in the school, Reverend Sylvester Agalga, the Headmaster, said the level of discipline had improved as compared to days when students were found roaming recklessly along the Bolgatanga-Bawku highway leading to the Bawku Township, without authorised permission.

 

“Staff discipline on the other hand was on the whole above average. However, it must be mentioned that there were a few cases of teacher absenteeism and lateness to classes, but these were expeditiously handled by school management.”

 

He said even though the school was bedeviled with a number of problems, including; the lack of a spacious Assembly Hall, staff accommodation, and dilapidated classroom structures among others, it was still much alive to its responsibilities to all stakeholders.

 

Mr Stephen Yakubu, the Upper East Regional Minister in a speech delivered on his behalf, commended BOSA executives for their resilience and how far they had brought the Association, and encouraged them to continue with their good works and initiatives.

 

Source: Ghana News Agency

Legendary Aseibu Amanfi features in Kweku Darlington “Sika Kankan” music video

Accra,- Ghanaian rapper/singer Kweku Darlington has released a slick music for his recent hit single “Sika Kankan” which features legendary Highlife musciian Asiebu Amenfi featured on it.

 

The song produced by Jay Scratch is a refix of the Asiebu Amenfi’s “Sika Kankan” which originally debut in the mid 80’s and has made waves since its release few weeks ago.

 

The video sees various characters in the song addresses a common stereotype in most Ghanaian communities where a successful young man or woman under the age of 30 years are believed to have accumulated their wealth through dubious means.

 

Directed by Kojo Myles, the entracting visuals is an artistic piece with excellent cinematography.

 

Talking about the video, Kweku Darlington said: ” I’m highly honoured to have Aseibu Amanfi in the video and I appreciate his efforts in thriving Ghanaian music.

 

He has thought me lots of things and I look to capitalize on them tto help improve my craft as a muscian because we have to learn from the old ones who have seen it all.

 

“The second stanza of the song was inspired by the music legend and I want to thank him for the contribution and this masterpiece.”

 

The ‘Sika Aba Fie” hitmaker has over past months added a whole new vibe to drill music in the country blending old rthymes with the new school as he keeps dropping back-to-back hits.

 

Below is the link to the music video:

 

https://youtu.be/5mfjufQc9oo

 

Source: Ghana News Agency

NCCE: Support security with information to fight crime

Tema,- Madam Lucille Hewlett Annan, Greater Accra Regional Director, National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has called on Ghanaians to be security conscious to aid the security personnel get credible information against crime.

 

Madam Annan said most Ghanaians were not security conscious because they feel nothing concerned them; “not all people who board public vehicles know the number plate of the vehicle and even the colour of the shirt the driver was wearing not to talk of the person sitting right beside them”.

 

Speaking at the NCCE Tema Metropolitan Office stakeholder engagement on empowering Ghanaians to stand for National Cohesion and Inclusive Participation, Madam Annan urged the public to take note of at least the vehicle number of the public transport they pick.

 

She said “we must get a pen and paper and write down the car numbers of the cars we pick or take a picture of the car number and if nothing happens after we alight from the car, then we can proceed to delete it.

 

She stated that, landlords and landladies should do a proper investigation of the people that come to rent their apartments and not focus on the money they bring.

 

She also advised that Ghanaians be watchful of their neighbour’s when they go to work and report to the security when they see an unusual movement in the area.

 

Madam Annan said religious groupings should also be watchful when they go for their usual gatherings and keep an eye on people, they are seeing for the first time so that incase of any casualties, they can give vivid information to the security expects.

 

As part of its mandate to educate the public on important national issues and to create awareness on the rights and responsibilities of the Ghanaian citizenry, the NCCE with support from the Ministry of National Security has embarked on a series of community education and sensitization activities.

 

On the theme: “Empowering Ghanaians to Stand for National Cohesion and Inclusive Participation”.

 

Madam Annan said the activities largely targeted the youth and citizens in districts of the Oti, Volta, parts of Bono East and Eastern regions, coastal districts of Greater Accra, Central, Western regions, and the border districts of Western North, Ahafo and Bono regions, and other hotspot communities and districts across the country.

 

She said the campaign had focused on the Public Order Act, 1994 (Act 491); the Vigilante and Related Offences Act, 2019 (Act 999); the National Security Strategy, and the National Framework for Countering Violent Extremism and Terrorism in Ghana.

 

She said the programme broadly seeks to promote national cohesion, peaceful co-existence, and countering extremist activities especially in the parts of the country where peace and security are under threat.

 

The Greater Accra NCCE Director said the Commission has created awareness on grievance handling procedures and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms and stepped-up orientation on Patriotism and Nationalism as important elements of national cohesion.

 

“This is to engender active citizens’ participation in nation-building,” she said.

 

Source: Ghana News Agency