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President Akufo-Addo commissions astro-turf at UPSA

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has commissioned a newly constructed astro-turf at the University of Professional Studies [UPSA] in Accra.

The ceremony of the commissioning was done on Friday.

The cost of the astro-turf is estimated at around GH¢4 million generated from the University’s internal funds.

The field has a FIFA standard pitch, 5,000 seating capacity, floodlights, changing rooms and offices for the school’s sports directorate amongst others.

President Akufo-Addo at the ceremony reiterated that the project is one of the many infrastructure established by the government to improve sports development in the country.

“The government, through the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Youth and Sports, is committed to promoting sports in our schools and is fully supporting corporate initiatives in this directive.

“The provision of the requisite infrastructure to this end is critical if our nation is to regain its enviable place in sports on the continent and in the world,” he said.

Mr. Robert Coleman, the CEO of Wembley Sports Construction, the contractors of the facility indicated this is the best astro-turf they have produced.

“This is the first time we have one a project like this for a university and it is very unique. When you look at the spectator stand, the architecture is different, the floodlight is an improved version of what we have done.

“We have decided to put sprinklers under the turf so that the resilience of the ball can be enhanced,” Coleman said.

Wembley Sports Construction are the leading contractors of astro-turfs in the country and have worked on facilities including the famous Kotobabi Wembley, the La Astro-turf, Madina amongst others in the country.

Former Black Stars players, Asamoah Gyan and Laryea Kingston, as well as Ghana FA President, Kurt Okraku were all in attendance.

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Former President Jerry Rawlings Finally Reacts To The Demise Of His Beloved Mother

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Recall that we reported on Madam Victoria Agbotui, mother of ex President Jerry John Rawlings celebrating 101 birthday in September 9, 2020.

According to reports currently gathered, Madam Victoria Agbotui has been feeling unwell for sometime now even after celebrating her birthday. 101 is a life well lived but with that said, we send our condolences to the family.

Madam Agbotui was born in Dzelukope, Keta in 1919 in the Volta locale of Ghana. If not for Madam Victoria Agbotui, Ghana wouldn’t have had Jerry Rawlings as President.

Well, ex-president Jerry Rawlings has finally reacted to the demise of his beloved mother and this is what he had to say;

MADAM VICTORIA AGBOTUI

The Office of His Excellency Jerry John Rawlings, Togbi Agbesi Awusu II, Awadada of the Anlo State, the Head of the Royal Bate Family of the Anlo State and the Agbotui and allied families, wish to inform the general public of the demise of Madam Victoria Agbotui, the mother of His Excellency.

Madam Agbotui died in the early hours of Thursday, September 24, 2020. She was 101.Former President Rawlings, the Anlo State and the Agbotui and allied families wish to express their gratitude to all who have and continue to express their sympathies. The family kindly requests all to respect their privacy during this difficult period. All who wish to pay courtesy visits should kindly call 0264444464 to secure appointments.Details of the funeral of Madam Agbotui will be communicated by the family in due course.

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Western Togoland group orders Ghana Security forces out of Volta Region

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Western Togoland secessionists have ordered the immediate exit of all Ghanaian security forces from the Volta Region.

This follows their simultaneous attack on the Aveyime and Mepe Police Stations in the North Tongu District of the Volta Region.

In a press statement declaring their secession from Ghana, the Western Togolanders under the leadership of Togbe Yesu Kwabla Edudzi II, have said that the roadblocks will remain on the roads until “Ghana agrees to come to the negotiation table, with expected UNO facilitation.”

All political activities within the new State are banned with immediate effect. Certain Radio stations are temporarily designated Western Togoland (WTL) State Radios till further notice, and all Media Houses within WTL are to focus their programming predominantly on WTL issues until further notice,” they added.

In addition, the Chairman of the Western Togoland Restoration Front (WTRF), the political wing of the Western Togoland independence struggle, has ordered all Ghanaian security forces out of the Western Togoland within 24 hours “and must not take any weapons or ammunitions along with them”.

Ghana Police personnel within the captured area have been ordered to remain indoors until further notice or surrender peacefully to the Western Togoland Security forces.

They further ordered for the immediate release of all detained Western Togoland independence struggle and immediate termination of all related court proceedings.

Currently, all roads leading to and from the Volta Region have been blocked leading to about 3 km of traffic.

This roadblock, they say is to “assert its sovereignty all over the Southern sector”.

They are reported to have forcibly taken over the Aveyime and Mepe Police stations, overpowering the police officers in the process and looting the Station’s armoury.

SOURCE: Adomonline

 

 

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Kennedy Agyapong’s contempt Case: Journalists denied access to court hearing

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court case involving Kennedy Agyapong is currently under at the Land division of the High Court.

Journalists who journeyed to the court to cover the hearing have been denied access.

According to the security personnel of the court, they are following instructions and can’t allow journalists access to the court hearing.

Member of Parliament of Assin Central is in court for allegedly making a statement deemed contemptuous in the case in which Susan Bandoh and Christopher Akuetteh Kotei had sued him, one Ibrahim Jaja, Nana Yaw Duodu aka Sledge and the Inspector General of Police in a land dispute.

 

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