Knowledge Development Alliance donates Supply Chain Management reference books to GAF

Knowledge Development Alliance in a bid to improve the understanding and application of Supply Chain Management in various strategic and operational areas of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has donated Supply Chain Management Reference Books to GAF on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at the Command Officers’ Mess, Burma Camp.

The Knowledge Development Alliance is a human capital development partnership between the Ghana National Library Authority, the National Lottery Authority, PanAvest International and Partners. It is focused on creating national awareness of the importance of Supply Chain Management and its link to job creation, service delivery quality, long-term industrialisation,

economic growth and development.

‘The Executive Insights Series: Compendium of Supply Chain Management Terms’, the first edition of which was published in 2014, remains the only all-inclusive supply chain reference guide in the world and is the first of its kind to be independently assessed and approved by a national curriculum body, the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA).

The Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) of GAF, Vice Admiral Seth Amoama expressed his appreciation for the Knowledge Development Alliance’s initiative and encouraged all personnel of GAF to actively use the reference resource to improve their knowledge and understanding of supply chain management best practices.

The CDS noted that supply chain management impacts the day-to-day activities of all areas of government and society therefore the Defence Sector is no exception. ‘A clear understanding of the influence of the supply chain on the various areas of our portfolio and the services we provide is essential to ensuring we deliver on our mandate,” he added.

“Without question, our quest to improve quality service delivery, cut wasteful expenditure and in particular the success of the Military Industrial Complex spearheaded by the Defence Industries Holding Company Limited (DIHOC) project is dependent on supply chain management thinking.

This coupled with the fact that GAF, in collaboration with the Accra Technical University, is currently running a Supply Chain Management Course at the Base Ordnance School makes the donation very timely as students would be using the books as reference materials.” Vice Admiral Amoama re-emphasised.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana National Library Authority, Mr Hayford Siaw noted that the Knowledge Development Alliance was proud to provide GAF and the Defence sector with a resource and tool that will add to the realisation of the country’s development and national security management agenda. He further stated that the Reference Guide provides a holistic and easily accessible reference of supply chain terminology, calculations and data which can be used to support military value chain management, sectorial industrialisation and broader socio-economic development initiatives.

Professor Douglas Boateng, CEO of PanAvest International and Partners and Compiler of the Compendium, noted that there is a growing need for supply chain knowledge development in the country, adding that Supply Chain Management involves the seamless management of all interlinked value-adding activities that goods and services encounter as they move through a value

chain.

Prof Boateng affirmed that a common understanding of supply chain management will undoubtedly enable GAF to achieve further sectorial industrialisation, reductions in wasteful expenditure and significant improvement in service delivery quality.

The quantifiable gains will have a direct and positive impact on long-term national security management and the realisation of Ghana’s long-term developmental agenda.

Source: Ghana Web

NPP National Executives urged to restraint CEOs from contesting siting MPs

Juaso (Ash), Aug. 01, GNA – Chief Executive Officers of State institutions must be restrained from contesting siting Members of Parliament (MPs) of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Yusif Adams, Asante-Akim South Communication officer, has suggested.

In an open letter to the National Executives of the party that was copied to the Ghana News Agency (GNA), Mr Adams pointed out that restraining the CEOs from contesting, should be part of measures to avoid the repeat of abysmal performance of the party in the 2020 parliamentary elections.

While applauding the leadership of the party for cautioning the executives not to take sides in the race to elect a flag bearer, he believed more needed to be done to achieve the unprecedented three consecutive victories for the party under the Fourth Republic.

“In our attempt to ensure that our MPs get full concentration to serve their constituents without distractions, some key officers in the party were tactically banned from contesting in our last parliamentary primaries.

Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs), secretaries and chairpersons were asked to quit their positions two clear years if they have interest in contesting in the parliamentary primaries,” part of the letter read.

That decision by the leadership of the party, he noted, went a long way to prevent the MMDCEs from sabotaging the MPs but rather focused on their mandates as expected.

He believed a similar directive should have been extended to the CEOs whose activities adversely affected the 2020 campaign of the party as most of the CEOs never used their positions to help the party grassroots, denying them job opportunities.

“There has been several complaints and allegations to the effect that most of these CEOs sell job opportunities to the highest bidders and deny party people.

“Their focus has always been to make more money to get the financial strength to contest parliamentary primaries,” he alleged.

He said in the 2020 parliamentary primaries of the party, some CEOs succeeded in ousting incumbent MPs who had committed their time and resources to build their constituencies.

Despite doing virtually nothing to support the mobilisation of the party’s support base, these CEO wrestled the seat from the MPs on the back of lies and propaganda, he noted.

“I wish to draw the attention of the General Secretary and the rest of the National Executives that if indeed we are serious to break the eight, we must extend the restriction to the CEOs against contesting in our next parliamentary primaries as has been done to the MMDCEs and other executive members,” he concluded.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Five persons arrested over violence at Bono East NDC office

Police have arrested five persons in connection with the attack on the Bono East National Democratic Congress party office at Techiman on July 28.

The five were identified as Kojo Agyei alias Kojo Cocaine, Illiasu Sulemana aka Oboot, Andrew Kemire, Fatau Abdallah and Alhaji Nuhu.

“During the attacks, one person sustained multiple knife wounds and is currently on admission at the Techiman Government Hospital,” police noted in a statement.

The sliding windows of the party office and a vehicle which was parked at the office were also vandalised.

All the suspects will be put before court later today.

“We wish to take the opportunity to urge individuals and groups to choose dialogue rather than violence to resolve their differences, since the Police will not hesitate to apply the law,” police concluded.

Source: Modern Ghana

We have not agreed a deal with Asante Kotoko over David Abagna – RTU spokesperson

Director of Communications for Ghana Premier League side, Real Tamale United (RTU), Sey Mubarak says they have not received any offer from Asante Kotoko for talisman David Abagna Sandan.

The dynamic midfielder has been linked to the Porcupine Warriors ahead of the new football season.

According to reports, the process was 85% percent complete between Kotoko and RTU where Abagna will join the Reds after his national duties with the Black Galaxies in the 2023 CHAN qualifiers.

However, the spokesperson for RTU, Sey Mubarak has debunked the said news escalating saying that Abagna remains an RTU asset and should Kotoko express keen interest and require his services, they should use the right channel.

“We have not officially received any offer from Asante Kotoko or any other team as has been reported by a section of the media. David Abagna is still our player,” he told Kumasi-based Akoma FM. He is not the only player linked to some clubs. Roland Frimpong and our goalkeeper have all been linked to other clubs.

“As management, I can confirm that we have not received any request for him from any club. If indeed Kotoko are interested in him, they know the right channel to use,” he added.

Real Tamale United finished 15th on the league table with 41 points following their return to the elite division after playing in the Division One League for over seven years.

Source: Modern Ghana

Adding another ministerial job to ‘non-performing’ Cecilia Abena Dapaah worrying – NDC Communicator

Deputy Youth Organiser of the main opposition National Democratic Congress in the Akuapem North constituency, Ahmed Agbenyadzi is questioning the performance of Sanitation and Water Resources Minister, Cecilia Abena Dapaah to warrant her caretaker role.

The minister has been acting as the caretaker minister of the Gender, Children and Social Protection Ministry since the former sector minister, Sarah Adwoa Sarfo left the post some months ago.

Last Friday, Cecilia Abana Dapaah continued as the Caretaker minister after the President announced the revocation of the Dome-Kwabenya lawmaker from the post.

NDC’s Ahmed Agbenyadzi in an interview with the reporter was surprised President Akufo-Addo could not find anyone competent to man the ministry except Cecilia Abana Dapaah who he described as “non-performing.”

“Let’s ask ourselves about the performance of Hon. Abena Dapaah at her ministry if she has even performed to expectation for her to add up another ministry” he rhetorically quizzed the reporter.

The NDC Communicator again asked the whereabout of the ‘men’ the NPP normally boast off to run the economy.

He stated “I was expecting the President to have come out with someone to replace Adwoa Sarfo the day he (President) sacked the Dome-Kwabenya lawmaker. It could have even done away with the many perceptions the public has about the whole brouhaha”.

The Dome-Kwabenya MP has come under several criticisms and backlash for absenting herself from her parliamentary and ministerial duties since the beginning of the year.

Source: Modern Ghana

Kojo Antwi thrills thousands of music fans in UK

Veteran Ghanaian musician Kojo Antwi entertained thousands of music fans at the dominion Center in the United Kingdom on Saturday 30th July, 2022 at the just-ended Kojo Antwi live in London with Davidson band.

The show organized by Davidson Band was a well sold out event attended by mainly adults in the UK.

Kojo Antwi’s last show in the United Kingdom was at the Brixton Academy with Daddy Lumba 15 years ago so the huge attendance was not a surprise.

Again, According to Blogger Attractive Mustapha who was at the event considering the fact that the show was being organized by Davidson band which also performed added to the success of the show.

Kojo Antwi, also known as “Mr. Music Man”, performed for four hours nonstop pushing the show which started at 8:00PM to close at 2:00AM.

Before Kojo Antwi’s performance, Davidson band led by Kweku Nyame real name Charles Davidson set the pace with about two hours of ecstatic performances.

Source: Modern Ghana