Bibiani Gold Stars?satisfied with its performance in the 2021/2022 GPL Season?

Bibiani (WN/R), The Management of Bibiani Gold Stars Football Club (SC) in Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai Municipality of the Western North Region says they are satisfied with the club’s performance in the 2021/2022 Ghana Premier League (GPL) Season.

Speaking at a press conference in Bibiani, Mr. John Kwasi Adu, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the club said the aim was to remain in the league having gained promotion to the country’s top-flight last year.

“The vision we all looked up for the past 22 years was to gain promotion into the premier league. This has broadened the smiles of our numerous supporters in the Bibiani township and beyond,” he said.

“It is for this reason that we went all out in our maiden season to adopt a campaign slogan ‘Lets’ Remain and Sustain in the Premier League”, he added.??

According to him, the 2021/2022 premier league season afforded the club the opportunity to travel through seventeen premiership centers which had broaden the support base in the country.?

Touting the club’s achievement in the first season in the GPL, Mr. Adu stated that its home venue, (‘Dun’s Park’s) had become historic for being the best performing home discovered in the 2021/2022 season which they hope to sustain in the coming seasons.?

He gave a short performing statistic on the 2021/2022 that,?“With an impressive 13 home wins, one away win, three away draws, the club has 45 point and sits on the 10th position on the league table with one match to end the season”.

The CEO expressed gratitude to the entire Management Board, Head Coach and technical team as well as the playing body for their massive work to stay in the premier league for the next season.?

He also praised their sole sponsor ‘Asante Gold Corporation’ and father ” Mensin Gold Bibiani Limited for their massive commitment towards the attainment of the club’s vision.?

Source: Ghana News Agency

National Armwrestling Championship finishes off with thrilling performances

Accra, The 2022 National Armwrestling Championship ended with some exciting and thrilling performances from the various regional pullers as they battled against each other at the Accra Sports Stadium.

The competition, which was organised by the Ghana Armwrestling Federation (GAF) was to select pullers from various categories to represent Ghana at the forthcoming Africa Armwrestling Championship in Lagos, Nigeria.

The Junior Female Category saw some interesting performances as the young pullers proved their level of experience and strength against each other, but it was Blessed Nunoo who was crowned champion as she stood firm to triumph over Perpetual Nunoo who finished second with Eugenia Ntow also picking up third position in that category.

The contest got more exciting in the Female Lightweight category, which was more or less like a battle of the fittest where all competitors proved themselves to be top notch but Helena Robertson pulled out exceptionally as she managed to carry the day, whiles Grace Commey and Mary Quaye also finished second and third to round the category up. ?

Elsewhere in the Female Heavyweight category, Florence Mensah took the competition on a soft note as she finished off all her opponents to be crowned champion, while Afia Kumah grabbed second place with Rashida Abass who also finished in third position.

The Men’s Lightweight Category was also a delight to watch as the boys were separated from the men with Aziz Wahab and Wisdom Abromekyi who displayed some top-class performances with a tight rivalry showdown.

At the end of the contest, Aziz Wahab was crowned champion with Wisdom Abromekyi and David Arafat taking the second and third position.

Edward Asamoah was declared winner of the Men’s Middleweight category, showing all, he had to beat Issah Kouyah and Prince Afum who were also top competitors when it comes to armwrestling in Ghana.

The most challenging category, that was the Men’s Heavyweight category saw Derrick Kwakye who was on heat to grab the first position as he managed to beat Fawzi Saoud and Isaac Antwi-Boasiako. Indeed it was a clash of titans as all three top pullers performed marvellously well.

The Ghana Armwrestling Federation would prepare these pullers for the African Championship in Lagos next month as they seek to make Ghana proud at the international front.

Source: Ghana News Agency

GEA supports 436 artisans with startup kits in the Eastern Region

Akyem-Oda, The Young Africa Works project, a partnership between the Ghana Enterprises Agency (GEA) and the Mastercard Foundation (MCF), have supported 436 artisans in the Eastern Region with startup kits worth millions of cedis.

The beneficiaries were presented with certificates in addition to the startup kits over after a successful Apprenticeship to Entrepreneurship’ programme, a component under the MCF project.

The beneficiaries were from districts in Eastern Region including Kwahu West, Fanteakwa South and north Abuakwa south, Nsawam-Adogyiri and Birim Central, New Juaben South Municipalities.

The trade areas included welders, auto mechanics, electricians, dressmakers, hairdressers, beauticians, caterers, and they were given gas ovens, cookers, sewing machines, portable household mini welder, heavy duty tool boxes, hair dryers, among others.

Mrs Kosi Yankey – Ayeh, Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Enterprises Agency (GEA), said the Mastercard Foundation project had trained over 1,333 people (men and women) in the Eastern Region out of 12,000 people nationwide.

She said the beneficiaries were taught the skills of various trades and they were supported with the National Vocational Training Institute (NVTI) certification so that they could improve themselves.

“We are trying to get the youth to build entrepreneurial skills and culture to be able to grow and start their own businesses. This, the officials from Business Advisory Center (BAC) in the Districts and GEA in the Regions would monitor, evaluate, and ensure that the equipment given to the graduate artisans are well utilised,” she said.

Mr Gottfried Odamtten – Sowah, Programme Lead for Mastercard Foundation said the foundation envisions that by 2030, the Young Africa Works project would enable three million young people in Ghana to secure employment.

He urged the graduates to transfer the skills and knowledge acquired to the young ones in their localities so that the community and the entire nation benefits.

Source: Ghana News Agency

GMNOA calls on Shippers’ Authority to strengthen collaboration

Accra, The Ghana Merchant Navy Officer Association (GMNOA) has paid a courtesy call on the Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA) as part of efforts to strengthen collaboration for opportunities in the shipping and logistics sector.

Captain Etoenyo Onassis Bankas, General Secretary of GMNOA, noted that job opportunities in the shipping and logistics sector abounded globally but Ghana was yet to take full advantage and emphasised the need for collaboration to transform the sector.

He said the situation was due to lack of appropriate policy guidelines to attract the necessary investment locally and internationally and said that must be fixed.

Captain Bankas said maritime shipping played a key role in economic growth, therefore, players in the sector must forge strong alliances to propel the sector’s fortunes.

“Many graduates from the Regional Maritime University are sitting home and have little or nothing to do after school.”

“Some of them are even going into other fields to survive but that should not be so, looking at the job opportunities that the maritime, shipping and logistics sectors offer globally,” he stated.

Ms Benonita Bismarck, Chief Executive Officer of GSA, noted that the Authority was open to collaborations to protect and promote the interest of shippers to enhance the fortunes of all stakeholders.

Source: Ghana News Agency

TMA Waste Management Department works on market sewer lines

Tema, Staff of the Waste Management Department of the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) has carried out repair works on defective portions of the sewer lines in the community one market.

It has become a normal spectacle for sewer lines and wastewater chambers passing through the market to overflow leading to gushing out of fecal matter and other materials.

Series of such defects occurred in the Tema Central Business District, which led to the closure of few shops.

Mr Frank Asante, Public Relations Officer of the Tema Metropolitan Assembly, updating the Ghana News Agency on the progress of work said the Sewer Maintenance Team of the Assembly’s Waste Management Department had spent days working to unravel the cause of the frequent sewer challenges.

He said now the sewer problem was fixed to the satisfaction of both traders, and the public, adding that Mr Yohane Amarh Ashitey, Tema Metropolitan Chief Executive had inspected the work done.

He said the MCE expressed worry over the inappropriate use of the sewer system, where some citizens dumped solid waste into the sewer chamber, impeding the free flow of liquid waste within the pipes.

The MCE appealed to residents to desist from such acts, while calling on the Assembly and unit committee members to sensitise them against stuffing the lines with foreign materials such as pads, dresses, cement blocks, and condoms.

He also called on stakeholders, especially the media, to join forces with the Assembly to sensitise both residents and visitors to the Metropolis to appreciate the effect of putting such materials into the sewer lines.

The PRO indicated that the MCE expressed gratitude to the Danish Government for their support to the Assembly through the Strategic Sector Cooperation (SSC) built the capacity of the Assembly’s staff to be able to fix the issues in real-time.

Source: Ghana News Agency

All Nations University breaks ground for construction of a multi-disciplinary facility

Koforidua, Dr Samuel Donkor, President of the All-Nations University, has broken grounds for construction of a multi-disciplinary facility at the school’s campus in Koforidua.

The four-storey building when completed will have a ‘students operations centre on cybercrime detection and studies to enhance knowledge of students in that field of learning.

Dr Donkor indicated that the well-equipped students operations centre for practical studies in cybercrime would consist of a bank and other components in mitigating cyber threat and would be the first of its kind in the sub region.

Already, he said equipment for the centre was ready and expressed the hope that the building would be completed on schedule to be able to serve the purpose.

“The All-Nations University is focused on producing students cut for the demands of the global economic trends and that is why we are expanding facilities to meet that objective,” he said.

On Technology, the President indicated that the University had been recognised as one of three innovative universities in Africa by the African Union through its innovative technology programmes.

He said currently the University was assisting seven African countries on how to build and design a satellite which meets UN specifications and disclosed that by next year, the University would launch its second satellite in space science.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Donate blood to save a life – National Blood Service

Tema, Mr Stephen Danso, Principal Blood Donor Coordinator, National Blood Service, has reiterated the call on the public to voluntarily donate blood to save a life as the World marks the 2022 Blood Donor Day.

The World Blood Donor Day is celebrated annually in June with this year’s theme focusing on: “Donating blood is an act of solidarity, Join the effort and save lives”.

Mr Danso said a few blood donation activities had been lined up for the celebration this month and beyond and therefore urged the public to participate at a donation centre closer to them to help save the life of anyone who might need blood to survive.

He said mobile blood stations would be available for the public to donate at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Maamobi Hospital, ATTC, GLICO, University of Ghana Medical Centre, LEKMA Hospital, Korle-Bu Maternity, Abuakwa State College, Accra Technical University, Gethsemane Methodist Church, and Sonotech GH at West Hills Mall among others.

On the significance of the day, he said it was set aside by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to celebrate and thank the many voluntary unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood.

He added that it was also to raise awareness of the need for regular blood donations to ensure the quality, safety and availability of blood and blood products for patients in need.

The Principal Blood Donor Coordinator stated that the focus was also to draw attention to the roles that voluntary blood donations played in saving lives and enhancing solidarity within communities.

He indicated that an enabling social and cultural atmosphere with strong solidarity facilitated the development of an effective blood donor programme, adding that it was also widely acknowledged that the act of blood donation contributed to generating social ties and building a united community.

He revealed that this year’s theme aimed at not only thanking the donors across the world, but also bringing to the fore the need for all-year-round donations to maintain adequate stock and achieve timely access to blood transfusion when needed.

Source: Ghana News Agency