DVLA to re-certify registered customised vehicles

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA), has announced the re-certification registered customised vehicles.

The exercise which is expected to begin from October 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 will see customers of the customised vehicles migrate onto a new electronic vehicle and documentation system that will enable them to enjoy better service delivery.

A statement signed and issued in Accra by the Manager, Public Relations of the DVLA, Francis Asamoah Tuffuor, on August 16, 2018 said the exercise is also meant to do away with fake customised registration of numbers in the country.

The DVLA therefore wants vehicle owners with customised registration numbers to present their registration documents to their Prestige service center at their head office for re-certification.

“Owners whose records are found to be authentic would be issued with a new certificate of title for Motor and Vehicle and a Vehicle Registration Smart Cart”, the statement in part read.

Inter-Ministerial C’ttee set to vet small scale miners

The Inter-Ministerial Committee on Mining is set to vet the registered small scale miners across the country in a bid to regularize their operations before it makes recommendations to President Nana Akufo-Addo to lift the ban on mining.

This comes barely after the Committee Chaired by Prof. Kwabena Frimpong Boateng, Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation held a press briefing to outdoor the Road Map towards the lifting of the ban at the Ministry of Information Conference on Thursday 16th August, 2018.

Three teams have been formed to simultaneously vet all small-scale mining licences in the Country.

The vetting will be supervised by the IMCIM under the leadership of Mr. Charles Bissue Presidential Staffer and Secretary to the IMCIM.

The Administrative Supervisor, Mr. Alexander Gyedu will assist the IMCIM to supervise the vetting exercise to ensure that miners provide the necessary documentation for vetting prior to the vetting exercise time and ensure effective communication between the vetting and the mapping teams.

The Fieldwork Coordinator, Dr. Joseph Gordon will ensure that the miners have prepared the grounds for the mapping teams to survey their concessions.

Each team constitute of seven members. The members are:

1. Prof. Newton Amegbey, University of Mines and Technology

2. Prof. Sulemana Al-Hassan, University of Mines and Technology

3. Prof. Richard Amankwah,  University of Mines and Technology

4. Dr. Naa Dedei Tagoe, University of Mines and Technology

5. Dr. Saviour Mantey, University of Mines and Technology.

6. Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Akrofi, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

7. Ing. Ransford Sekyi, Environmental Protection Agency

8. Mr. Michael Ali Sandow, Environmental Protection Agency

9. Ms. Justine Seyire-Dzadzra, Environmental Protection Agency

10. Mr. Kofi Tetteh, Minerals Commission

11. Mr. Carl Klenam Gbetie, Minerals Commission

12. Mr. Nelson Ahedor, Minerals Commission

13. Mrs. Dufie Wiredu Bremang, Water Resources Commission

14. Mr. Enoch Asare, Water Resources Commission

15. Dr. Lumor Mawuli, Water Resources Commission

16. 3 Rep. from Forestry Commission

17. 3  Rep. of Traditional Leaders

Kofi Annan: Flags to fly half-mast across Ghana, all diplomatic missions

President Akufo-Addo has directed that Ghana flags are flown at half-mast across the country and in all of Ghana’s diplomatic missions across the world, from Monday, 20th August 2018, for a week in honor of Kofi Annan.

The former UN Secretary-General died Saturday in Switzerland after a protracted illness.

Announcing the directive in a short tribute, President Akufo-Addo described the former UN General Secretary as a “consummate international diplomat and highly respected” who “brought considerable renown “to Ghana by this position and through his conduct and comportment in the global arena.

President Akufo-Addo further stated in a statement that Annan, was an ardent believer in the capacity of the Ghanaian to chart his or her own course onto the path of progress and prosperity and “undoubtedly, he excelled in the various undertakings of his life, leaving in his trail most pleasant memories.”

Mr. Annan was the 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations.

He was appointed as the Secretary-General on 13 December 1996 by the Security Council, and later confirmed by the General Assembly, making him the first office holder to be elected from the UN staff itself.

He was re-elected for a second term in 2001, and was succeeded as Secretary-General by Ban Ki-moon on 1 January 2007.

Kofi Atta Annan was born on 8 April 1938 in Kumasi, in the Ashanti region of Ghana. He and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize.

He is the founder and chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation, as well as chairman of The Elders, an international organization founded by Nelson Mandela.

Kofi Annan went on to study economics at Macalester College, international relations from the Graduate Institute Geneva and management at MIT. Annan joined the UN in 1962, working for the World Health Organization’s Geneva office.

He went on to work in several capacities at the UN Headquarters including serving as the Under-Secretary-General for peacekeeping between March 1992 and December 1996.

As the Secretary-General, Annan reformed the UN bureaucracy; worked to combat HIV, especially in Africa; and launched the UN Global Compact. He has been criticized for not expanding the Security Council and faced calls for resignation after an investigation into the Oil-for-Food Programme.

After leaving the UN, he founded the Kofi Annan Foundation in 2007 to work on international development. In 2012, Annan was the UN–Arab League Joint Special Representative for Syria, to help find a resolution to the ongoing conflict there.

Annan quit after becoming frustrated with the UN’s lack of progress with regard to conflict resolution. In September 2016, Annan was appointed to lead a UN commission to investigate the Rohingya crisis.

Kofi Annan was a consumate int’l diplomat – Akufo Addo

President Akufo-Addo has expressed his condolence and that of the entire country to the family of Kofi Annan following his death, describing him as a “consummate international diplomat and highly respected.”

According to Akufo-Addo, the former UN Secretary-General who died in Switzerland Saturday after a short illness “brought considerable renown to our country by this position and through his conduct and comportment in the global arena.”

“He was an ardent believer in the capacity of the Ghanaian to chart his or her own course onto the path of progress and prosperity,” said President Akufo-Addo in a statement adding; “Undoubtedly, he excelled in the various undertakings of his life, leaving in his trail most pleasant memories. His was a life well-lived.”

President Akufo-Addo has thus “directed that, in his honor, Ghana’s national flag will fly at half-mast across the country and in all of Ghana’s diplomatic missions across the world, from Monday, 20th August 2018, for one week.”

Mr. Annan was the 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations.

He was appointed as the Secretary-General on 13 December 1996 by the Security Council, and later confirmed by the General Assembly, making him the first office holder to be elected from the UN staff itself.

He was re-elected for a second term in 2001, and was succeeded as Secretary-General by Ban Ki-moon on 1 January 2007.

Kofi Atta Annan was born on 8 April 1938 in Kumasi, in the Ashanti region of Ghana. He and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize.

He is the founder and chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation, as well as chairman of The Elders, an international organization founded by Nelson Mandela.

Kofi Annan went on to study economics at Macalester College, international relations from the Graduate Institute Geneva and management at MIT. Annan joined the UN in 1962, working for the World Health Organization’s Geneva office.

He went on to work in several capacities at the UN Headquarters including serving as the Under-Secretary-General for peacekeeping between March 1992 and December 1996.

As the Secretary-General, Annan reformed the UN bureaucracy; worked to combat HIV, especially in Africa; and launched the UN Global Compact. He has been criticized for not expanding the Security Council and faced calls for resignation after an investigation into the Oil-for-Food Programme.

After leaving the UN, he founded the Kofi Annan Foundation in 2007 to work on international development. In 2012, Annan was the UN–Arab League Joint Special Representative for Syria, to help find a resolution to the ongoing conflict there.

Annan quit after becoming frustrated with the UN’s lack of progress with regard to conflict resolution. In September 2016, Annan was appointed to lead a UN commission to investigate the Rohingya crisis.

Former UN Sec. Gen. Kofi Annan dead

The former Secretary General of the United Nations Kofi Annan has died, Kasapafmonline.com can confirm.

He died in Switzerland on Saturday August 18, 2018 after a short illness.

Mr. Annan was the 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations.

He was appointed as the Secretary-General on 13 December 1996 by the Security Council, and later confirmed by the General Assembly, making him the first office holder to be elected from the UN staff itself.

He was re-elected for a second term in 2001, and was succeeded as Secretary-General by Ban Ki-moon on 1 January 2007.

Kofi Atta Annan was born on 8 April 1938 in Kumasi, in the Ashanti region of Ghana. He and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize.

He is the founder and chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation, as well as chairman of The Elders, an international organization founded by Nelson Mandela.

Kofi Annan went on to study economics at Macalester College, international relations from the Graduate Institute Geneva and management at MIT. Annan joined the UN in 1962, working for the World Health Organization’s Geneva office.

He went on to work in several capacities at the UN Headquarters including serving as the Under-Secretary-General for peacekeeping between March 1992 and December 1996.

As the Secretary-General, Annan reformed the UN bureaucracy; worked to combat HIV, especially in Africa; and launched the UN Global Compact. He has been criticized for not expanding the Security Council and faced calls for resignation after an investigation into the Oil-for-Food Programme.

After leaving the UN, he founded the Kofi Annan Foundation in 2007 to work on international development. In 2012, Annan was the UN–Arab League Joint Special Representative for Syria, to help find a resolution to the ongoing conflict there.

Annan quit after becoming frustrated with the UN’s lack of progress with regard to conflict resolution. In September 2016, Annan was appointed to lead a UN commission to investigate the Rohingya crisis.

Gov`t confused about lifting of mining ban – Small Scale miners

Artisanal and small scale mining Africa network(ASMAN) has expressed worry over government’s inability to give specific timelines as to when the ban on small scale mining will be lifted across the country.

According to the Director of Policy and Research Edward Kwasi Akuoko,  the long wait on government to lift the ban is frustrating the livelihood of miners.

“Miners are becoming frustrated. As we speak, we still don’t know when the ban will be lifted” he said.

Speaking in Accra on Thursday at a press conference towards a road-map to lift the ban on small scale mining, the Chairman of the Inter-Ministerial Task-force Against Illegal Mining, Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng, said the team hopes the introduction of some computer software and activities will culminate in the eventual lifting of the ban.

“These are things that have been pledged at this conference in the fight against illegal mining. The integration of activities of these regulatory agencies through a computer application we call Galamstop. The Minerals Commission, EPA, Water Resources Commission, Forestry Commission, our current DCEs will be integrated through this software application.”

But speaking on Kasapa 102.5 Fm, Mr. Akuoko said government has consistently failed to give a clear road map as to when the ban on small scale mining will finally be lifted.

“When I listened to the press conference yesterday, he only told us about the map but failed to tell us about the road, because if you are giving a roadmap to lift the ban on small scale mining, what we expected was that the various activities you mentioned should be hooked up to a specific timeline, that is what a roadmap means” he said.

He explained that, if the minister had given specific timelines to the various activities to be embarked on by the Inter-Ministerial Task-force that would have given some sort of joy and hope to small scale miners.

“When we talk about roadmap it goes beyond the lifting of the ban, the government should have stated that for instance, after lifting the ban, every three months, we as a task force will go round to ensure that those that have been given the license to mine are actually working with information going through the central data system” he said.

The government, through the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu, banned all small-scale mining activities in order to deal with illegal mining practices (galamsey).

The ban followed years of pollution of water bodies and destruction of the environment by the galamseyers.

It was initially for six months, but has since seen a number of extensions while government says it is seeking appropriate strategies to regulate the sector and refine operations.

The Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining was constituted in March 2017, with the mandate to enforce the ban and develop a comprehensive roadmap to guide the activities of small scale miners to ensure sustainable mining and protect the environment.

Ursula donates to Fisher folks ahead of Homowo

Minister of Communications and Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West, Ursula Owusu Ekuful has donated items to fisher folks in her constituency ahead of the annual Homowo Festival.

The items which include one big sack of corn, four ‘Olonka” of palm nuts, one bottle of castle bridge, one gallon of red oil, fish and GHC100.00 cash were donated to 14 different fisher folks, to enable them prepare a feast during the festival.

The donation was done on behalf of the Minister and MP by her constituency executives.



 

 

 

3tw3 Nim Nyansa, others want to install me as Nkosuohene – Abirem MP

The Member of Parliament for Abirem Constituency in the Eastern Region, John Osei Frimpong has revealed chiefs and residents of now popular  ‘’3tw3 nim Nyansa’’, ‘’kote ye aboah’’ and ‘’Hwewa Y3 Mmobo’’ communities are seriously lobbying to install him as Nkosuohene to wit development Chief in the area.

According to Mr. John Osei Frimpong, the Chiefs of the various communities are delighted about his boldness to mention their names in parliament for development for which reason they are ready to install him as Nkosuohene.

It would be recalled that the Abirem Constituency lawmaker, John Osei Frimpong went to parliament and questioned the dismissed Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko about a supposed electrification project to 3tw3 Nim Nyansa community and other genital related community names in parliament which triggered social media debate.

Names in the Twi language like “Vagina is Wise” and “Penis is a Fool” left lawmakers in fits of giggles.

The MP was asking when these areas would get access to electricity.

The dismissed Sector Minister submitted that a survey would be conducted into how the villages in Abirem constituency in Eastern Region could be connected to the national grid.

Speaking on Ene Nso Biom on Nkawkaw-based Agoo fm, the Abirem legislator, John Osei Frimpong said the chiefs are well pleased with his audacious step and  even want to reward him for a good job done on their behalf.

According to him, the spotlight on the communities has within the past days attracted a host of investors to the enclave who are willing to lend massive support to the development of the area.

All set for maiden Kasapa Prayer Walk tomorrow Saturday

The host of ‘Anidaso‘ on Kasapa 102.5Fm, Evangelist Agyenim Boateng will lead an interdenominational group, comprising believers and non believers to undertake the maiden edition of Kasapa Prayer Walk on Saturday, August 18, 2018.

The walk event which aims at promoting the health and physical well-being of participants will begin at the former Kasapa Fm Car Park, Adabraka and will go through some principal streets of Accra, and end at the starting point.

Kasapa Prayer Walk will be preceded by an aerobics and warm-up session at 5:00a.m. at same starting point.

Participants are expected to come along with Borges Olive Oil for a spiritual exercise. Renowned men of God will lead the spiritual exercise for ten prayer topics at every one kilometer walk.


The Kasapa Prayer Walk is powered by Kasapa 102.5FM and sponsored by Borges Olive oil.

TTH Attack: Ringleader granted GHS 10k bail

A leading member of the group calling itself the Concerned NPP Youth Coalition, Baba Alhassan has been granted bail by a Tamale Magistrate court.

The Spokesperson of the Coalition of Tamale Youth led thugs was picked up yesterday in connection with the forceful eviction from office of the Chief executive officer of the Tamale Teaching Hospital.

The accused this morning appeared before his Honour Justice Anthony Eduku Aidoo, the Presiding Judge of the Magistrate court 2 in the Tamale metropolis.

Counsel for the accused, Lawyer Mohammed Shaibu pleaded for clemency on the basis of his client show of remorse after the widely criticized incident.

He’s therefore been granted bail of GHS 10,000 with three sureties.

Baba Alhassan Thursday evening issued an unqualified apology to medical staff of the hospital from the police cells where he was being held on charges of unlawful entry, offensive conduct and assault. Despite the apology, Baba also demanded the investigations into the allegations of mismanagement at the facility.

Meanwhile, Doctors, Nurses and Midwives at the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) on Thursday called off their strike.

This follows a marathon meeting held yesterday by local Health Unions at the TTH comprising of Medical Doctors, Nurses and other paramedics over the several appeals to end the protest by staff after the forceful eviction of the Chief executive officer of the Hospital.