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Desmond Paitoo Must Concentrate On his Mandate, Why the Inferior Communist Tactics?

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Desmond Paitoo Must Concentrate On his Mandate, Why the Inferior Communist Tactics?

Press Statement

SETTING THE RECORDS STRAIGHT, DESMOND PAITOO (HON) MUST CONCENTRATE ON THE JOB AND AVOID THE INFERIOR COMMUNIST TACTICS

Good Afternoon ladies and gentlemen of the press.

Thank you for accepting to engage you this afternoon. We have realized a malicious and ill attempt by the opposition MP and his cohorts to mischievously propagate an agenda of false accusations. This we believe is because, Paitoo has woefully failed to deliver on his oceans of promises during the campaign season.

The Gomoa East New Patriotic Party chanced on a jaundiced press conference/statement addressed by the NDC branch of this Constituency.

For the purposes of claruty, we would like to set the records straight, that for fear of losing elections in the nearest future for none performance and mediocrity, the worst MP in Parliament today, has devised a plan to use the media space to consistently throw dust into the eyes of the good people of Gomoa East and the entire Central Region

Fortunately for us as a party, the good people of Gomoa East witnessed the unprecedented performance and delivery of developmental projects in the past four years under Hon. Kojo Asemanyi. However, the former MP, unlike Desmond, did not achieve those things by relaxing and cruising off in his comfort zone, seeking for the slightest opportunity to engage the media and to rant unnecessarily, at the time he needed to focus on the job. Paitoo must focus on his role as MP.

This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism, rather now is the time to bring massive development and to fulfill the outrageous campaign promises to our humble electorates, who did not vote against Hon. Kojo Asemanyi on the basis of non-performance but to create the opportunity for comparison in the nearest future.

As a good citizen of this Constituency and nation, Hon Kojo Asemanyi, even though not the representative of the eighth parliament of the fourth republic, he is still showing great commitment to clear backlogged projects he initiated before leaving office.

It’s noteworthy that Hon. Desmond Paitoo on several occasions has admitted that he cannot undertake any developmental project in this constituency, as may be compared to Hon. Kojo Asemanyi, simply because his party is not the government of the day. This is not only ridiculous, but a clear situation of swapping our coloured television set for an obsolete black and white television, with several irreparable electrical faults.

Hon. Kojo Asemanyi randomly inspects the progress of projects he initiated before leaving office and also makes the necessary contacts to expedite completion when it becomes necessary, and this has been his engagement for the past seven months prior to leaving office as the Member of Parliament for this great Constituency. This is commendable and must be appreciated by all. Where from the seeming jealousy by Mr Desmond Paitoo?

However, Desmond Paitoo, want to sit at his comfort zone, to take credit for completed projects that were initiated by, Hon. Kojo Asemanyi during his term of office, by engaging in unwarranted propaganda, that he (Desmond Paitoo) lobbied for the completion when he has no idea which agency is undertaking the projects.

Kojo Asemanyi continuous to lobby, do regular visitations and follow ups for early completion. This good will and selfless effort to touch lives after leaving office must be commended by Mr. Desmond Paitioo and his propaganda machinery, rather than to run him down.

Hon. Desmond Paitoo has been so uncomfortably bitter and jittery “kpoblibli ” whenever he heard or saw Hon. Kojo Asemanyi embark on such humanitarian activities, just because he lacks lobbying skills and the ability to attract developmental projects to the constituency.

Residents and everyone who is much familiar with Gomoa East, is aware that this constituency is peri-urban in nature and as such there are so many developments to be tackled.
We challenge Hon. Desmond Paitoo to bring to book developmental projects, he lobbied and executed in the constituency, ie roads, bridges, schools, creating employment opportunities etc., but not to claim credit for projects that was initiated/completed by Hon. Kojo Asemanyi.
At the end of his term of office his performance shall be assessed by the projects he initiated and executed, but not the communist inferior tactics he want to use to “steal” projects he has no idea at all how it was started/completed.

As a former member of Parliament, Hon. Kojo Asemanyi believes greatly in Advocacy and lobbying to effect the needed changes the people so much desire, however for the frustration of Hon. Desmond Paitoo who succeeded in becoming the member of Parliament through propaganda and palpable lies, but in reality has nothing to offer the poor electorates he deceived, and has decided to continually engage the media with tales and lies instead of working hard to achieve his outrageous campaign promises for which he was voted for.

Promising to change Gomoa East into a new heaven, has become a nightmare for him, since he has no reason to fail on his colossal promises to the very people, who once upon a time, had a hard working MP in the personality of Hon. Kojo Asemanyi.

Permit me to debunk with all vehemence, the lies pelted against Hon. Kojo Asemanyi by Hon. Desmond Paitoo who is more of an idiosyncratic political comedian rather than what a Member of Parliament should be in actual sense. His predecessor, Hon. Kojo Asemanyi has NOT in the past and will NEVER in the future speak nor act in a way that will obstruct or impede developmental projects from the Gomoa East people.

For us at the NPP GOMOA EAST, we know this hour of reckoning will come, when he shall run into the media to seek a refuge at the time no one is pursuing him, but for his own failure to deliver and the burden of what message to campaign on in 2024.

The good people of Gomoa East are waiting for the world class NVTI School, for the training of Gomoa East youth who have not gotten the opportunity to secure formal education. The very people who benefitted from Hon. Kojo Asemanyi’s “one grandaunt one equipment initiative” are crying for those completing apprenticeship programs today. “ogyefo wo hi” (where is our helper)

They are waiting for the promised roads, drainages, schools, hospitals, bridges etc and they are unwilling to admit that, the campaign promises came out of hallucination and desperation.

With Kojo Asemanyi, we achieved
(THE SUCCESS STORY)

▪️The creation of a new District Assembly for the good people of Gomoa East

▪️Creation of a new divisional command by the Ghana police service

Creation of the Buduburam and Nyanyano-Kakraba District offices of the Ghana water company.

▪️1 grandaunt 1 equipment initiative

▪️1 Constituency 1 ambulance

▪️Donation of a pickup vehicle to the Ojobi District police Command.

▪️Four 1D1F projects with 2 in progress, one at completion stage and yet another one doing production in Buduburam.

▪️Unprecedented expansion of pipe borne water supply at Buduburam, Nyanyano-Kakraba and Gomoa Nyanyano townships, including five boreholes for some rural communities.

▪️Reconstruction of Nyanyano Road became a reality under Hon. Kojo Asemanyi

▪️Reconstruction of Potsin – Awombrew Road is in progress

▪️Construction of safari Road, in Nyanyano-Kakraba, is in progress

▪️ The popular Bambam Bridge has been completed and commissioned. Same contractor is moving to construct the bride near millennium police station, which is among five Bridges, Hon. Kojo Asemanyi lobbied for, before leaving office.

▪️A new six classroom block was completed at Kojoku, Buduburam respectively and the construction of 3 unit classroom block will soon be completed at Nyanyano Kakraba zion, three unit classroom block at Gomoa Nkwantanan, three Classroom unit block at Gomoa Amoanda, three classroom unit block Gomoa Tekyiam, Potsin Cluster of schools etc

▪️Fetteh fishing harbor and town roads

▪️A donation of an ambulance to the St. Gregory hospital, among many others.

The decongestion of the Buduburam traffic which was a serious national security challenge, has now been resolved, these and other success stories are causing the scariest nightmare to the MP and has every reason to worry for 2024. It’s obvious that the only Name scaring Hon. Desmond Paitoo is the returning of Hon Kojo Asemanyi in 2024.

In conclusion, we want to retaliate to the frivolous and preposterous press conference, that, Hon. Desmond De-Graft Paitoo cannot waste this precious four years trusted unto him by the Gomoa East People, he must concentrate on the job and can at any time call on Hon. Kojo Asemanyi, for directions and guidance on how to bring development, the only solution to his frustration and being stranded in parliament.

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JOSHUA NARH
Comm. Officer
NPP Gomoa East
0244-656-1252

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CODA Hands Over Two Projects At Breman Essiam in Ajumako Enyan Essiam District 

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CODA Hands Over Two Projects At Breman Essiam in Ajumako Enyan Essiam District

The Coastal Development Authority (CODA) has handed over a Lorry Park and a modern Community Library to the chiefs and people of Breman Essiam in the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District.

Community Library at Breman Essiam

Community Library at Breman Essiam

The ceremony was graced by traditional leaders led by the paramount Queen mother of Breman Essiam, Nana Efua Esiwa II, the DCE of Ajumako Enyan Essiam, Hon. Ransford Kwesi Nyarko and the DCD, Mr. Abdul Mohammed K. Also in attendance was the Assembly Member of the area, Hon. Ibrahim Issakah, Staff of the AEEDA, Representatives of GPRTU and the general public.

The DCE recounted the deplorable state of the Lorry Park and the Library in the past and commended the efforts made by the Omanhene of the Breman Essiam Traditional Area, Odefour Afankwa III in getting these projects.
Hon. Ransford Nyarko, stated that the projects are a dream come true for the community and the District at large.

The CEO of CODA Jerry Ahmed Shaib ESQ expressed the delight of CODA for the achievement. He was glad that the projects were not imposed by the Authority but rather ones that met the needs and aspirations of the people based on proper consultation with all stakeholders.

He again revealed that the projects being handed over and many others ongoing in the District run under the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP). He commended President Akufo-Addo for fulfilling his “one million dollars per constituency” promise to the people of Ghana especially, rural folks. The CODA boss also took the opportunity to outline other projects which were being executed within District.

The gathering was assured of ongoing collaborations with institutions like the Ghana Library Authority to stock the Library as well as GIFEC to provide ICT equipment for the E-Learning wing of the Library.

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GACA, 2021 Rewards Arts And Culture Industry Excellence 

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GACA, 2021 Rewards Arts And Culture Industry Excellence

The 2021 Ghana Arts and Culture Awards came off on Saturday 20 November 2021 at the Alisa Hotel, North Ridge in Accra. The Ghana Arts and Culture Awards seeks to reward individuals and brands excelling within the Arts and Culture industry in Ghana. The event was in partnership with the National Commission on Culture, Ghana Tourism Authority, National Folklore Board and Tourism Society of Ghana under the auspices of Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture. The event was also sponsored by Alisa Hotel, Planet drink, Verna Mineral Water, Ceejay Multimedia, Ankobra Beach Resort, Virtual Hub, Beyond the Return and the Ghana Tourism Authority.
In all, there were 24 categories for various awards on the night.


Check the full list of winners below;
1. Lifetime Achievement Award – Osibisa Band
2. Honorary Award – Amandzeba Nat Brew
3. Honorary Award – Alisa Hotel
4. Honorary Award – Bob Pixel
5. Outstanding Cultural Personality – Nana Krobea Asante Kwahu Mpraeso Adontehene
6. Corporate Support for Arts and Culture – Ghana Tourism Authority
7. Cultural Heritage Entrepreneur – Theophilus Agyekum Sarpong ( Getbusy Art Konsult)
8. Ghanaian Artiste – Ssue
9. Indigenous Caterer – Dimensa
10. Arts and Culture Media (Radio) – Angel fm
11. Arts and Culture Media (Television) – Kantanka Tv
12. Arts and culture media (blog) – Voyageafriq
13. Arts and Culture Media ( Photography) – Dromotion Pictures
14. Arts Festival Event – Black Arts Street Festival
15. Ghanaian Fashion Designer – Eugene d’ Wise
16. Discovery of the Year – Patti Blueh Art
17. Traditional Dance Group – African Music and Dance Foundation
18. Traditional Music Group – Ananse Band
19. Cultural Television Program – Efiri tete (Garden City Tv)
20. Cultural Radio Program – Odomankoma (Opemsuo fm)
21. Spoken Word Artist – Fapempong Acheampong
22. Ghanaian Visual Artist (Sculpture/Ceramic) – Kumi Samuel
23. Ghanaian Visual Artist (Drawing) – Rosebird Ama Dadzie
24. Ghanaian Visual Artist (Painting / Graffiti) – James Mishio

The night also witnessed energizing cultural dance and music performances from Fapempong Acheampong, Akuma Dance Ensemble, Miishe Band and African Dance and Music Foundation. The High Commissioner of South Africa (Her Excellency Grace Mason), Mr. Kifalu S. Masha General Manager of Alisa Hotel, Prophetess Mercy Coffie Chief Servant of Mesukkah Organization Ministry International and CEO of Aunty Aku systems, Mr. Kofi Atta Kakra Kusi Deputy Corporate Affairs Director of the Ghana Tourism Authority ,Mr. Bessa Simons Ag. President MUSIGA, Mrs. Brandina Djaba Wear Ghana Ambassador, Mrs. Alisa Osei Asamoah President of Tour Operators Union of Ghana, Mr. Eric Bannerman CEO of Goldstar Air, Mrs. Delphine Brew Hammond CEO of Miss Tourism Ghana, Mr. Isaac Larmie CEO of Miss Culture Ghana, Mr. Joel F. K Abakah General Manager Ankobra Beach Resort, Mr. Benjamin Oduro Arhin Jnr Asst. Lecturer of School of Creative Arts University of Education Winneba, Gregg Kofi of Osibisa band, Amandzeba Nat Brew, Mr. Peter Akai Anum Executive Director The Head of State Award Scheme and past winners of Miss Tourism Ghana were present at the award ceremony.

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African Court engages Law School of Tanzania students

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African Court engages Law School of Tanzania students

The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights has rolled-out a comprehensive programme to engage Law Schools and universities to clarify to the next generation of lawyers of the purpose and objective of the African Court.

It also seeks to use the engagement with up and coming lawyers to understand the operations and powers of the African Continental Court.

In view of the broader scope to school especially law students on its tenets, the African Court has set up Law Schools and Research Centres which will serve as focal point for universities.

Dr. Micha Wiebusch, a Senior Legal Officer at African Court speaking at workshop for law students at Law School of Tanzania said that African Court does not sit as appellate body against national courts.

Instead, it evaluates facts that usually take place in the national context, but it evaluates them in relation to international human rights standards; also, it does not have criminal jurisdiction, or at least, not yet.

“So, we do not establish individual criminal responsibility in relation to international crimes, such as genocide, aggression or war crimes.

“You would be surprised how often people confuse our mandate with that of the International Criminal Court in The Hague or the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, which also had its headquarters in Arusha and still has some residual mechanism there,” he said.

Dr Wiebusch explained that the engagement with universities also provided an opportunity to share insights with scholars on the functioning of the African Court and thereby subjected itself to “fair” and “constructive” criticism, voiced in scientific publications.

“The African Court does take notice of scholarly articles and books that concern it, and it does happen that we change our working methods as a result from an academic study and the evidence-based recommendations contained in them. “This is just to say, that academic writing on the African Court can and has had an impact on the way it operates”.

Dr Wiebusch said the African Court considers law schools and more specifically law students to be particularly important stakeholders because “you are the future of the legal profession.

“In some few years’ time, you will be able to qualify as a registered lawyer on the roster of legal counsel of the African Court and you may be invited by the Court to represent clients before it through its legal aid scheme.

“But even before then, you may be working in law firms or in the ministry of justice, and to strengthen your legal arguments before national courts you may be referring to the case law of the African Court on key issues such as fair trial rights, both in criminal and civil proceedings, or to our case law dealing with electoral matters, or on equality issues.

“Alternatively, it is possible that you may even have a case that you litigate directly before the African Court and will need to be familiar with the procedures of litigation before the African Court.

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