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Akufo-Addo lied about oil wells – NDC

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The Minority National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Parliament has disagreed with a statement by President Nana Akufo-Addo in the 2020 State of the Nation Address (SONA) that their administration did not drill new oil wells between 2013 and 2016.

According to them, records from the Petroleum Commission indicated otherwise, showing that the NDC government between 2013 and end of 2016 drilled 38 oil wells that were accompanied by US$2.2 billion worth of investments.

“It is factually inaccurate that there was no drilling activity between the period 2013 and 2016,” the NDC Minority said.

Members of the Minority, who walked out on the President after his arrival in the parliamentary chamber to deliver the 2020 SONA, were in the chamber, but filed out one by one, leaving a few who sat in silence as the debate on the SONA began and continued.

Addressing the Media in Parliament, Mr Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, the Ranking Member of the Mines and Energy Committee in Parliament, in Accra, stated that the interaction was to correct some factual inaccurate statements made by President Akufo-Addo during the presentation of the SONA.

He maintained that the President’s assertion that the previous NDC government did not drill any oil well was incorrect.

President Akufo-Addo in the SONA noted: “We have also implemented a change from the opaque allocation of Ghana’s oil block to a more transparent allocation process and advisably so.

“The opaque period between 2013 -2016, according to the Ministry of Energy, the signature of 13 petroleum agreements from which oil wells were to be drilled, but not a single oil well was drilled. In contrast in my time over the last three year, there have been six drilling campaigns and three different blocks, worth others on the way. We drill more and find more oil.”

However, Mr Buah asserted that the petroleum upstream sector under President Akufo-Addo had come to standstill.

He said because of the ongoing activities in Ghana’s oil basin the erstwhile NDC government praised itself for making 23 oil discoveries and also brought in three major FPSO namely Atta Mills, Kwame Nkrumah and John Agyekum Kufuor to increase Ghana’s oil production.

He said the revenue that was projected between 2017 and end of 2020 would be US$20.6 billion, but the whole period of the NDC would only receive GH¢6billion because the government at the time was busy ramping up the country’s oil reserves.

Mr Buah also touted the NDC’s Government record for putting in place the regulatory institution such as the Petroleum Commission and the Petroleum Management Act.

He said NDC passed the Local Content Law to build the capacity of Ghanaians to be active participants in the oil sector and as such GH¢1.2 billion worth of contracts went to indigenous Ghanaian businesses, GH¢5.2 billion went to Ghanaians and foreigners as joint ventures.

Source: GNA

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Kpone Chief Finally Details Why He ‘Disrespected’ Nana Addo And Walked Out On Him At A Durbar Ground

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The Paramount Chief of Kpone, Nii Tetteh Otu II, the chief who allegedly walked out on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo during a durbar at Kpone has finally spoken up.

A video circulating on social media indicates that on Sunday, October 25, 2020, he walked out on the president.

According to Nii Tetteh Otu II has revealed that the video circulating on social media about the incident that occurred at the durbar ground has been taken out of context,

In a news item on TV3s news 360, the Kpone paramount chief revealed that under no circumstances will he ever disrespect the president of Ghana.

When questioned as to what caused him to raise his hands and speak on top of his voice to the hearing of other, the chief said some council members were saying something he didn’t agree with.

He explained that he got furious at the durbar because he felt the ground breaking and sod-cutting in the town was becoming too much.

Nii Tetteh Otu II said what he wanted to see were the completed projects in his town which shows that the government is truly undertaking developmental projects and has the people in mind.

He however, urged people to disregard the video circulating with a commentary stating that the video has been wrongly interpreted.

 

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AritaGlobe Foundation Takes Breast Cancer Education To Markets In Accra

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As part of efforts to fight against breast cancer, AritaGlobe Foundation Saturday, October 24, 2020 held it’s maiden Breast Cancer Market Education to create awareness about the existence of the disease and the need to prevent it.

Moving the campaign to the market, hundreds of market women from the tema station and Makola markets, both in the capital were educated and informed about the deadly disease and the need for them to take steps to prevent cancer of the breasts.

Speaking in an interview with Radjtv, Founder of AritaGlobe Foundation, Princess Arita Anim explained that, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are about 1.38 million new cases and 458 000 deaths from breast cancer each year and it is  the most common and the second most fatal cancer in women worldwide, both in the developed and developing countries, we therefore decided to bring our campaign to our mothers in the markets, specifically Tema station and Makola markets because of the inability of most of them to have access to their television sets as a result of the nature of their work and those who even come along with radio may not necessarily listen to it but moy be focused  on calling customers to purchase their products.

“We do not want to leave our mothers out of the game that’s why we are here to educate and inform them about the existence of breast cancer and the need to have for breast health” she stressed.

Some of the market women who spoke to Radjtv, expressed their gratitude to the Foundation for the education. One market woman, Madam Nelsa Appiah said “I am very excited about the education from AritaGlobe foundation, although I have heard about the disease, I haven’t had time to find out the effects of the disease because I’m always busy selling but I am happy the AritaGlobe foundation took time off their schedules to educate me. I am grateful to them”.

The education was on the theme, “knowing it exists is not enough: Get informed. Pass it on.

Meanwhile, the foundation will on October 31, collaborate with the P.K Breast Cancer foundation to organize a free breast screening exercise at the Glowlamp International School, located at Spintex.

Story by Selasi Agbagba

 

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PK Breast Cancer Foundation Partners AritaGlobe Foundation on Free Breast Screening

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P.K Breast Cancer Foundation in collaboration with AritaGlobe Foundation will on Saturday, October 31, 2020 hold a free breast screening and guidance at the Glow lamp Pentecost Church located at Spintex, Accra from 10 am – 6pm.

The free breast screening exercise, forms part of the foundation’s vision to help breast cancer victims both in Ghana and abroad overcome their fears. The month of October has been known for breast cancer awareness month and it is a yearly campaign that intend to educate people about the importance of early screening, test and more. The month is dedicated to increasing awareness of the disease and also offers information and support to those affected by the disease. The campaign starts on October 1 and ends on October 31 yearly.

According to the founder of PK Breast Cancer foundation, Madam Perpetual Konadu Oduro-Agyei, while serving as the breast cancer awareness ambassador, her passion for breast cancer victims grew much stronger hence her decision to make it a lifetime job.

Speaking to Radjtv News ahead of the breast screening exercise, Mrs Oduro- Agyei urged all and sundry especially women to come for the check up because early detection always saves lives.

“This year, we are in a collaboration with the  AritaGlobe Foundation to do a free breast screening and guidance. We believe it is going to be a double success program because, AritaGlobe Foundation is also doing massively well in terms of education and publicity. They are using the internet, outdoor programs on the streets, in the markets to reach out to more people in and around the world which will really go far to help in the fight to eradicate breast cancer from Ghana and beyond. And we expect that 31st exercise shall be live changing – early detection saves lives” she said.

*About PK Breast Cancer foundation*

PK Breast Cancer Foundation was founded by Miss Perpetual Konadu Oduro-Agyei on September 28th, 2016 after winning the Miss Pink Ghana 2016 pageant. Since 2016, PK Breast Cancer Foundation has been able to pay for surgery for six (6) breast cancer victims, and have traveled to more than 10 towns in Ghana to organize free breast screening exercise.

Also, their source of funding and support are mostly from Members of Parliament, Chiefs, philanthropists, and well-meaning individuals who also share the same interest with the foundation.

However, PK breast cancer foundation  believe everyday should  be an opportunity to create awareness about breast cancer, because the more the education, the less cases will be recorded yearly or even no more.

Story by:Selasi Agbagba

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