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President Akufo-Addo Presents 33 Armoured Personnel Carriers, 51 More Vehicles To Armed Forces.

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The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Thursday, 5th December, 2019, presented a number of vehicles to the Ghana Armed Forces, in fulfillment of a pledge he made to them this year.

Presenting the vehicles at a ceremony at Burma Camp, President Akufo-Addo recounted a pledge he made to the Armed Forces on 21st March, 2019.

“I indicated, at that event, that, during the course of this year, we will provide the Army, in addition to the 138 staff and operational vehicles of various categories that had been supplied to you in February this year, with 30 Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs),” he said.

The President continued, “I believe I have more than lived up to this promise, as I am here to present to you thirty-three (33) Armoured Personnel Carriers; forty-one (41) assorted Toyota vehicles; three (3) water tankers; one (1) self-loading recovery truck; one (1) refrigeration van; and five (5) utility vehicles for waste disposal and management.”

Government, he said, is constantly kept apprised of the needs of the Armed Forces, and, as the Commander-in-Chief, he is taking steps to ensure that their needs are met.

“We recognise that our vision of ensuring equitable distribution of development, progress and prosperity to all parts of the country can only be made possible in an atmosphere of peace and security. We are determined to continue in this vein, and meet the needs of the Armed Forces,” the President added.

He commended them for their outstanding performances in the recent joint security operation, KOUDANGOU, and in the on-going Operation CONQUERED FIST, which are intended to create a secure, peaceful atmosphere at the northwestern, northern and northeastern borders of the country.

President Akufo-Addo urged them to continue to collaborate with the Ministries of National Security, Interior, Foreign Affairs, Finance, and with the Ghana Revenue Authority, as well as all relevant agencies, to help maintain a resolute, robust front that will deter potential aggressors from having any thoughts of attempting to destabilise the country or derail the socio-economic gains chalked so far.

“As an institution noted for its discipline, I do not have to emphasise to you the need to pay particular attention to the maintenance of these vehicles, and to use them for the benefit of our country and its people,” the President added.

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ECOWAS Should Be Known As Prosperous And Well Developed Community – Akufo-Addo

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The Chairman of ECOWAS and Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has urged his fellow members to work towards building a united,economically prosperous community which will be of maximum benefit to it citizens of member States.

President Akufo-Addo revealed when he paid working visit to ECOWAS office in  Abuja , Nigeria.

“As we round off the implementation of ECOWAS Vision 2020, and finalise the development of Vision 2050, we should strive to make ECOWAS a Community in which our dreams of prosperity, peace, security, integration and development are realised for the well-being of its citizens.”he said.

The Chairman Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo recently held a meeting with the  leaders of Mali on how to handover the affairs of the country to a democratic leader.

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No nurses at major hospitals in Accra

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There are no Nurses at major hospitals in the Greater Accra Metropolis, the Ghana News Agency’s (GNA) investigation at the facilities on Monday has revealed.

At the time of the visit, the GNA observed that only doctors were attending to patients, at facilities including; Accra Ridge hospital, Korle-Bu Teaching hospital and Adabraka Polyclinic.

A source at the Ridge hospital said some few nurses who were not in uniform were seen around, but could not confirm if they were working or not.

According to the source, the absence of the nurses had created a huge vacuum and was impeding the flow of work.

A number of patients the GNA interviewed appealed to the government to address the grievances for the nurses to return to work.

Papa Jones Quartery, a Patient urged the nurses to return to duty, while their leaders dialogued with the Government on their conditions of service.

“We plead with the nurses to have a human face because life lost as a result of strike cannot be reversed, but issues of money can be addressed,” he said.

The Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) comprising all public sector nurses, midwives, Physician Assistants (PAs) and Anesthetists (CRAs) today embarked on a strike to demand improved conditions of service.

Although the National Labour Commission (NLC) had secured an interim injunction to restrain members of the Association from laying down their tools, the nurses say their strike is in full force.

Meanwhile, the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) had asked the nurses to back down on its intended strike and return to the negotiation table to have its grievances resolved.

According to the Commission, the government had shown enough commitment to have the concerns of the health staff resolved, and the labour action was in serious breach of the rules of engagement between the two sides.

In a letter from the FWSC detailing the extent of deliberations between the government and the nurses, the Commission said the strike by the GRNMA was illegal because both parties had in principle agreed to six out of the eight outstanding proposals as presented by the Association with a four-week time frame for further action following their last meeting on September 16, 2020.

Source: GNA

 

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Kwadwo Safo Jnr, CEO Of Kantanka Automobile Agrees To Help JHS Graduate Who Built His Own Car

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Kwadwo Safo Jnr, chief executive officer (CEO) of Kantanka automobiles in an interview on Adom Fm has pledged to support Kelvin Odartey, the JHS graduate who built his own Tesla Model X car using scraps.

In a phone conversation on Adom FM, Kwadwo Safo Jnr, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Kantanka Car, said that his company is prepared to take him on board and give him the mentoring he needs to bring his thoughts to success.

He said Kelvin Odartei has the potential and they believe guiding and mentoring him will give his talent the leap it deserves.

“The boy needs a lot of mentoring and we at Kantanka are willing to teach him,”

he noted.

“I believe there are many of such people out there so I will soon launch a programme to unearth such talents,”

he added.

 

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