JA Solar va fournir des modules PV à la première centrale photovoltaïque et de transformation des déchets en énergie en République du Congo

PÉKIN, 20 novembre 2022 /PRNewswire/ — JA Solar a récemment annoncé qu’elle fournira des modules pour IGNIE 2021-2046, la première centrale hybride renouvelable et la première centrale photovoltaïque (PV) et de transformation des déchets en énergie, dans la zone économique spéciale d’IGNIE en République du Congo. Ce projet comprend une centrale de stockage d’énergie photovoltaïque de plus de 55 MWp et une usine de transformation des déchets en énergie d’une capacité quotidienne de traitement des déchets de 500 tonnes dans un premier temps. La centrale PV sera installée avec des modules JA Solar DeepBlue 3.0. Une fois achevé, le projet, conçu par TINDA CASH CONGO S.A Producteur IPP, jouera un rôle important dans le renforcement des capacités de production d’énergie de la société nationale d’électricité E2C, et contribuera à la durabilité économique, sociale et environnementale de la ZES d’IGNIE.

Antoine Nicéphore Fylla Saint-Eudes, Ministre du Développement Industriel et de la Promotion du Secteur Privé du Congo, a assisté à la cérémonie de signature.  Il a adressé ses félicitations et ses encouragements aux deux parties signataires de l’accord, espérant que le projet sera achevé dès que possible et qu’il jouera un rôle positif dans la promotion du développement vert à faible émission de carbone dans la région.

DeepBlue 3.0, les modules photovoltaïques avancés fabriqués par JA Solar, ont été mis sur le marché par la société en mai 2020. Les expéditions cumulées des produits dans le monde entier entre 2020 et juin 2022 ont totalisé 24 GW. Afin de répondre à l’évolution des demandes du marché, JA Solar s’efforce continuellement d’améliorer les performances de production d’énergie des modules PV en renforçant ses propres recherches et innovations techniques. En mai 2022, JA Solar a introduit son premier produit sur le marché des modules photovoltaïques de type n, DeepBlue 4.0 X. En plus des avantages de DeepBlue 3.0, DeepBlue 4.0 X présente un meilleur rendement, une plus grande puissance, une plus grande capacité de production d’énergie et une excellente fiabilité. Le DeepBlue 3.0 et le DeepBlue 4.0 X illustrent parfaitement la philosophie de JA Solar en matière de conception de produits, qui consiste à être « conçu pour améliorer la valeur du client ».

Pan latrine users in Bolgatanga to face prosecution

Bolgatanga, Dec. 20, GNA – Mr. Evans Bornaa , Bolgatanga Municipal Environmental Health and Sanitation Officer has sounded a warning to recalcitrant tenants of Junior Staff Quarters in Bolgatanga who have not converted their pan latrines to Water Closet toilet facilities will face prosecution soon.

Mr Bornaa who gave the warning in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Bolgatanga on the status of household toilets in communities in the municipality. said out of 59 tenants living in the Junior Staff Quarters with pan latrines only 27 of the tenants have changed their toilets to a modern toilet facilities and about thirty-two (32) of the households were still in their old state even after several engagements with them.

He said a number of engagements with the tenants and a dead line of three months given them was enough for them to make needed changes to their household toilets and failure to do so, they will face prosecution.

He said this was unacceptable and injurious to the health of the laborers who empty them. for them which according to him was an abuse of the rights of such people who carry it “ I believe some of the laborers come from my office but this is not right ” . The EHSO insisted.

“ The tenant there must do what is right and therefore come January 2023 next year “ if you do not convert your pan latrines into a more decent one, you will be prosecuted” .

He said the use of pan Latrines was banned since 1999 and it was long over- due for tenants to continue to use same and therefore must do what is right .

Mr Bornaa noted that out of sixty-nine (69 ) houses at the Kotokoli Zongo , in the municipality, 19 of the houses did not have toilets facilities and were also given a deadline of three months to build a toilet facilities in their houses .

Mr Bornaa added that the intervention of ‘SaMaSaMa’ , a local Non- Governmental Organization in the area, new houses developed in the municipality were putting up the requisite toilets facilities.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Pensioner gets 10 years imprisonment for defilement

Hohoe (V/R) – A 63-year-old Pensioner, Francis Kuanyawu, has been sentenced to 10-years imprisonment by a Hohoe Circuit Court for defiling a 13-year-old pupil.

Kuanyawu, who appeared in the Court presided over by Mr Michael Johnson Abbey on December 19, pleaded guilty to the charge and was convicted on his own plea.

The sentencing was to serve as deterrent to others.

Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Charles Aziati said the complainant, was an uncle to the victim, a class three pupil staying with her grandmother.

He said on December 3 at about 0700 hours, the victim went to dislodge refuse at the dump site at a location near the convict’s house.

Chief Inspector Aziati said the convict upon seeing the victim, lured her into his room and had sexual intercourse with her and after the act, gave her GH¢2 and warned the victim not to disclose it to anybody.

He said the following day, the victim’s grandmother saw blood stain in her pant and interrogated her, where the victim disclosed what the convict did to her.

He said the complainant was informed, and he lodged a case with the Police, which led to the convict’s arrest.

He said a medical report form was issued to the complainant in respect of victim to be taken to hospital for examination, treatment and endorsement.

Chief Inspector Aziati said the convict in his caution statement admitted the offence.

Source: Ghana News Agency

‘Bukom Banku’ granted GHS50,000 bail

Accra – Braimah Isaac Kamoko, aka, “Bukom Banku”, a Ghanaian professional boxer, has been granted GHS50,000 bail with two sureties by an Accra Circuit Court.

Bukom Banku is before the court on a charge of abetment of crime.

He is said to have abetted with one Prosper Quaye to cause harm to one Ismael Quaye at Bukom in the Greater Accra Region.

Bukom Banku’s son, one Mustapha Kamoko, who was facing the charge of causing damage, has also been granted GHS50,000 bail with two sureties.

Bukom Banku, 50, and his son Mustapha Kamoko, pleaded not guilty.

The Court presided over by Mr Samuel Bright Acquah, a relieving Judge, said the sureties should be civil servants within the jurisdiction.

The matter has been adjourned to January 10, 2023.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Four persons jailed 10 years each for kidnapping Canadian girls

Accra – Four persons who kidnapped two Canadian girls at Nhyiaso, Kumasi, in the Ashanti Region in 2019, have been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment each by an Accra High Court.

This was after the court found them guilty on the charges of conspiracy to kidnap and kidnapping at the end of a three year trial.

The accused persons are: Sampson Agalor, a 27-year-old Computer Engineer, Elvis Ojiyorme, a 27-year-old businessman, Jeff Onarsar, a 28-year-old tiler and Yusif Yakubu, a Ghanaian.

Soon after the judgment, Elvis Omarsar, now a convict, knelt down and apologised to the victims and their families.

The victims: Lauren Tilly and Bailey Chittey, who were in Ghana for voluntary service, were kidnapped at the entrance of their hostel in Kumasi.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Opuni Trial: Court dismisses motion for stay of proceedings

Accra – An Accra High Court has dismissed a motion for stay of proceedings pending the determination of an interlocutory appeal filed on December 7, 2022, by Dr Stephen Opuni, a Former Chief Executive of COCOBOD.

Justice Clemence Jackson Honyenuga, presiding, in his ruling, said there was no special or exceptional circumstance demonstrated by the applicant in the instance case.

Dr Opuni and Mr Seidu Agongo are facing 27 charges, including defrauding by false pretences, wilfully causing financial loss to the State, money laundering, and corruption by public officers in contravention of the Public Procurement Act.

They have both pleaded not guilty to the charges and are on GHS300,000 self-recognisance bail each.

Justice Honyenuga said, what the applicant had been complaining about had been dealt with by the Supreme Court through interpretation.

He said his ruling dated December 5, 2022 only affirmed and applied what the Supreme Court had already interpreted.

The Judge said the applicant’s application had no chance of success in the appeal instance and hence the motion had been dismissed.

The case has been adjourned to December 21, 2022, to enable the Supreme Court hear a certiorari application for a perpetual injunction to restrain the trial judge from going on with the trial.

Mr Samuel Cudjoe, Counsel for Dr Opuni, moving the motion, said if the court declined a Stay of proceedings, other remedies were available.

He said they were moving the application under the inherent jurisdictions of the court and that the issues had been detailed in their grounds of appeal referred extensively to the Constitutional provisions.

The Counsel said in respect to the jurisdiction, they have stated that by virtue of Article 144(2) and 297 of the Constitution, it was only the President, who had the power to appoint and had the implied powers to extend the tenure of a judge, after their mandatory retirement under Article 145.

Mrs Evelyn Keelson, Chief State Attorney, said the prosecution was opposed to the application for stay and relied on all averments and affidavits in opposition filed on December 8, 2022.

She said they submit that the decision of the Court delivered on December 5, 2022, was right in law and in accordance with the Constitution.

The Chief State Attorney said the Court in its ruling judiciously applied the provisions of the Constitution, which were already very clear, precise and unambiguous as required by law.

“These Constitutional provisions have been affirmed already by the Supreme Court in the…. Daniel case and the jurisdiction of the trial judge in the matter was not in question at all.”

 She said the application for appeal had no chance of success and so there was no basis for the Court to stay proceedings, adding that the fact that an interlocutory injunction was pending did not justify or compel the court to stay proceedings.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Anti-Retroviral drugs are not for sale – Dr Ayisi Addo

Tema – Dr. Stephen Ayisi Addo, Programmes Manager, National AIDS/STI Control Programme (NACP) has reiterated that the anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs are free.

He said the government will continue to ensure the medication is accessible throughout the country.

Also, the Ghana Health Service provides treatment to persons living with HIV and had over 500 antiretroviral sites across all districts, providing treatment for persons living with HIV and over 4,000 testing and counselling service delivery sites for the public.

Speaking at Ghana News Agency Tema Industrial News Hub Boardroom Dialogue Platform Dr. Ayisi Addo, said all the people living with HIV were part of an organised group – the National Association of Persons Living with HIV (NAPLAS) – which represents their interest.

The Stakeholder Engagement is a platform rolled out for state and non-state actors to address national issues and serves as a motivational mechanism to recognize the editorial contribution of reporters towards national development in general and the growth and promotion of the Tema GNA as the industrial news hub.

Dr Ayisi Addo said most persons have had to be offered treatment in District Hospital stressing that, in addition to the work of service providers, some members of the NAPPLAS called Models of Hope provide peer support and facilitate drug pick-up in Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) sites.

He said the Programme continues to provide free ART with the availability of sufficient drugs for treatment of persons living with HIV.

He said one of the core mandates of the NACP was to provide drugs for the treatment of persons living with HIV with Antiretroviral Therapy to improve their quality of life and reduce HIV-related morbidity and mortality.

Dr Ayisi Addo said the programme prioritized monitoring and evaluation of the stock level of antiretroviral drugs, adding that monthly stock reports received from the Central and regional medical stores also provided regular and timely updates of available drugs at the national level and regional facilities with an assurance of quality supply of medications.

Dr Ayisi Addo said: “We also conduct quality assurance and post-market surveillance for these commodities to ensure that people are taking the right ones,” emphasising that, intermittently, education was reinforced with ARV Logistic Management training for service providers offering those services.

He noted that information and training on the safe and effective use of antiretroviral drugs for health professionals and others in a position to prescribe ART, dispense and regularly update the information for timely reporting, was an intervention put in place by NACP.

He observed that despite the effort to bring the service closer to the people, they prefer to access their medications at other distant sites because of stigma and discrimination. “They literally run away from the service.

“Community Health Nurses offer other health services, so initially we wanted to use them to provide antiretroviral services but the persons living with HIV were not comfortable because they were afraid others in the community may get to know their status.”

He further stated that such people preferred to travel long distances to receive Antiretroviral Therapy despite the associated cost and inconvenience and said an enhanced education on stigma and discrimination was needed to change the trend.

The Programmes Manager, therefore, called on the public to support persons living with HIV and encourage them to seek treatment at designated sites closest to them.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Three specialist nurses in UER receive GRNMA awards

Bolgatanga – Three specialist nurses at the Upper East Regional Hospital in Bolgatanga have grabbed awards at the third National Annual Dinner and Awards Night of the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) held in Accra.

The three; Mr Richard Addah, a Neonatal Nurse, emerged Second Runner-up and Mr Francis K. Wuni, a Paediatric Nurse Specialist, received the special “Perpetual Ofori-Ampofo Innovation and Impact Award.” And Mr Samuel Aniah Awuni, also a Paediatric Nurse, picked the “Ruth Aku Gyang Rural Service Award” .

Mr Addah took home GH?30,000.00, a laptop computer and a citation of honour, while Mr Wuni, and Mr Awuni received plagues, undisclosed sums of money and citations of honour.

In an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) after the awards ceremony, Mr Addah said even though his target was the overall Best Nurse Award, the Second Runner-up award, came with responsibilities and high expectations of him from colleague nurses and patients in the Region.

“The award comes with a certain level of responsibility and more work for me. People will expect a lot from me, after having won this award. So I will keep the good work ongoing,” he said.

Mr Addah, with interest in solving identified clinical problems in the nursing profession, designed seizure and feeding charts for new-born care,

“Some nurses were knowledge deficient in the various types of neonatal seizures and if this occurs, how then will they identify and manage them?”.

“I worked on getting information on how to easily identify and manage neonatal seizures to support nurses,” Mr Addah, who was also adjudged the Upper East Regional Best Nurse for 2022, said.

He expressed gratitude to the National and Regional leaderships, and members of the GRNMA for the award, and further pledged to work diligently to improve health service delivery in the Region.

Mr Wuni the “Perpetual Ofori-Ampofo Innovation and Impact Award” award winner said the award was initiated to reward nurses or midwives who undertook innovative health projects that impacted positively in health service delivery.

According to him, he was awarded for a research he conducted to determine the incidence of blood culture-related sepsis, causative bacteria, and antibiotics sensitivity among new-born babies with suggestive signs of sepsis who are admitted at the Regional Hospital.

Mr Wuni disclosed to the GNA that results of the research indicated that “late onset of sepsis is a common category of sepsis, which microorganisms are resistant to commonly prescribed antibiotics.

Mr Awuni said he had over the years conducted free medical screening exercises in rural communities for the aged and children, especially in the Bawku Municipality.

The Paediatric nurse further extended same gesture to some orphanage homes in the Bolgatanga Municipality, and have actively taken part in recent medical screening exercises conducted by the Paediatric Department of the Regional Hospital.

According to Mr Awuni, nurses and midwives in the Upper East Region were doing “extremely well” and urged them to document, take pictures and videos of projects and initiatives they undertook, to serve as evidence of their work.

“Let us record or take pictures or videos of the little things we do. I never knew that these health screening exercises will lead me to win this award. The person who nominated me for this award, had seen my efforts in health service delivery,” he said.

Source: Ghana News Agency