Kwame jnr completed the university for development studies. Upon our observations and queries, he is known to be a vocal and an outspoken personality. Ready to take upon himself leadership roles and deliver them to satisfaction.
Before everything else, this young man proved his capabilities before the vetting panel by topping the presidency category at the same time his score is the highest recorded by the vetting panel.
Kwame jnr thinks NASPA needs to wear a new face. A face that will wet the appetite of service personnel and those ready to serve. Below are his policies which he believes will make NASPA transform.
Policy 1. Rewarding NSPs
National Service Personnel at post work so hard they deserve special rewards for their love for service. This will be in the form of the formation of Awards and Dinner Committee The committee will be mandated to organise a credible awards scheme that will reward the nominated persons at a dinner ceremony to be attended by all NSPs in the Metro.
Policy 2 Preparing NSPs for life after service.
The order of the day is for graduates to finish their year of service and join the unemployed graduates association. With Numerous opportunities available, NSPs in Kumasi Metro will be well positioned for life after NSS.
i Microsoft office literacy workshop
The Service Personnel in metro will be trained to build their capacity in MS Office Suite. This can enrich their CV’s for job opportunities.
ii Developing Hand Skills
Workshops will be organised to train Interested NSPs on how to make liquid soaps and shower gels, install decoders, epoxy, biogas disgester, bead making, makeup artistry et all.
With these various certified hand skills, the vision of Kwame Jnr to prevent graduate unemployment within the Kumasi Metro can be achieved.
iii Scholarship for Masters and Further Studies opportunities.
Numerous universities outside Africa and within the continent provide opportunities for students to pursue higher learning. How to know and when to apply for these Universities is what makes the difference. Experts will be invited as Resource Persons to educate NSPs in the Metro on how to apply for studies abroad on fully paid, partly paid and with job opportunities in these Universities.
Policy 3 Kumasi Metro Business Pitch
In support of the 1 District 1 Factory, the government provides assistance and cash to support business ideas that can transform lives in the society and employ individuals. Kwame Jnr led NASPA will liaise with the KMA, Manhyia Palace, Office of the Regional Minister and the Government to launch a business pitch in the metro for NSPs. The winners of the competition will receive grants to materialise their ideas with a monitoring and evaluation team assigned to make sure their ideas are sustainable. Wo mp3 wei na wo p3 de3n?
Policy 4 Miss NASPA Kumasi Metro
Various beauty queens have positively impacted society with their abilities to give back. Miss Malaika, GMB, Miss Ghana are all beauty pageants organised in the country. Through the office of the NASPA Kumasi Metro Women’s Commissioner and in collaboration with the Center for National Culture Kumasi, this beauty pageant will prepare interested females to build their potentials and prepare them for higher contests like the GMB , Miss Malaika et all.
Policy 5 Educational Trips
The service year will be boring if there are no socials to add a touch of relaxation to it. Educational Trips will be organised mostly in the festive seasons to give interested NSPs in the Metro a feel of such recreational areas.
Policy 6 Fast track Biometric Birth Certificate and Passport
Through the office of the NASPA Kumasi Metro executives, biometric birth certificate and passport will be made available to service personnel within the shortest processable time.
Policy 7 NASPA Week Celebration
A fun filled NASPA Week Celebration will be organised this year. Talk of *clean up exercises, health walk and screening, cooking and eating competition, football matches, donations, movie night, glow in the dark party, et all This year, the best is yet to come. Let us vote for Kwame Jnr Essumang No1 on the ballot for NASPA President
Policy 8 Purchasing of Backup Plant for the Secretariat
Issues with uploading details of personal for the timely releasing of the monthly allowance can be heightened when the office faces power outages during working hours. This backup plant will go a long way to assist the secretariat in executing their duties in the best interest of the service personnel in the metro.
Policy 9 See something say something
With the latest exposé on sex for grades scandal by BBC, the NASPA Kumasi Metro will not take chances with “Sex for Upgrades” in the Metro. Through the office of the Women’s Commissioner, a support group will be set to help protect the ladies especially from some of these happenings. So if you See something, say something to protect our ladies.
The above policies are the first ever thing to happen to NASPA. Especially eiwi the business development and awards.
We think if voted for, may change and bring a face for NASPA….
What is your view?
5.9m Ghananian Registered For Ghana Card so far-NIA
The National Identification Authority (NIA) has so far registered 5.9 million (5,907,536) people as at the end of 2019 in the ongoing nationwide mass registration exercise.
Of this number, the authority has printed 5.1 million (5,167,994) cards.
Data from the NIA reveals that 3.3 million (3,323,839) of the printed cards have been issued to registrants while persons who did not receive their cards can pick them up at designated places.
The exercise which currently ongoing in the Ashanti Region has so far registered one million (1,015,259) people in the region as at the end of 2019.
In the Ashanti Region, 761,263 cards have been printed while 552,796 cards have been issued to registrants.
Meanwhile, the NIA has extended the mass registration exercise throughout the Ashanti Region from January 10 to 16.
The extension is intended to restore the two registration days lost in December last year (27 and 28) because of the Christmas holidays.
A statement issued by Assistant Commissioner of Immigration (ACI) Mr Francis Palmdeti, the Head of Public Affairs of the NIA, said the extension also took into account the challenges it encountered in the first two days of the exercise in the region.
It said the move would also enable many prospective applicants in communities across the region who could not register because of the late arrival of some registration equipment to do so.
“NIA is concerned about the disturbing phenomenon of unusually large numbers of persons whose applications are ‘Awaiting Decision’ or have gone into ‘Adjudication’ and, therefore, have not had their cards printed and issued to them in the Ashanti Region.
“This situation frequently arises from discrepancies in the current versus previous biographic data of an applicant, particularly conflicts in date of birth, the spelling of names, change of names and addition of names without the requisite legal documentation backing them.
For instance, where an applicant presented July 1, 1987 in a previous NIA registration but indicates July 1, 1985, in the current registration as his/her date of birth, noting that conflicts such as change of date of birth are particularly manifest in data submitted to NIA currently, compared to data submitted to NIA previously.
The net effect of this situation is that tens of thousands of applicants are unable to get their cards and vouch for their relatives.
The statement indicated that the NIA’s technical system was sensitive and robust enough to detect slight variations in biographic data, as well as acute similarities in biometric data between two or more individuals.
“The system is designed to ‘arrest”’ all suspicious registrations in order to ensure that our National Identity Register is credible and dependable,” it said.
The NIA said adjudication and release of the cards of applicants with relatively “minor issues” are currently underway, and thousands of such cards have been printed and are ready for issuance.
Central, Western and Western North regions
The mass registration exercise is expected to commence in the Central, Western and Western North regions immediately after the Ashanti Region mass registration ends.
In addition, it is the expectation of the NIA that registration on the 16th and final region in the Eastern Region starts by late February to mid-March this year.
Meanwhile, it said the leapfrogging technique, which has been in use since the start of the mass registration exercise in the Greater Accra Region on April 29, last year, should help ensure that every nook and cranny of the Ashanti Region is covered.
That system has been applied in the Volta, Oti, Northern, Savannah, North East, Upper West, Upper East, Bono, Bono East and Ahafo regions.
It said that although not every eligible Ghanaian can be registered during the mass registration phase, the NIA seeks to register 80% of the population aged 15 and above.
Therefore, the remaining registrable population of Ghanaians under 15, would be registered after the mass registration exercise.
More so, NIA would establish permanent NIA offices in each region, municipality and district by the middle of March, to ensure continuous registration.
It said prospective applicants will, at their leisure, visit NIA offices and get registered at no cost.
NIA staff will also visit schools, hospitals, maternity wards, CHPS-compounds and other birthing centres to register all Ghanaian children.
This way, all Ghanaians aged zero to infinity will be registered.
Starting later this month, NIA will also operate offices jointly with a number of cognate institutions such as National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA), Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Births and Deaths Registry, and the Ghana Statistical Service.
It noted that the co-location arrangement should enable applicants doing business at any of those offices to also register for the Ghana Card with ease and at no cost.
The authority entreated Ghanaians to provide evidence of bribery and corruption allegedly being perpetrated by some NIA registration staff to the appropriate quarters for investigation and the necessary action.
GHS194,000 Worth Of Fuel lost In Tanker Fire Near Buipe Depot – BOST
The Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST) has estimated the value of product lost in a fire incident that occurred near its Buipe Depot at GHS194,760.00.
Initial reports suggested that three fuel tankers were consumed by fire at the truck park of BOST’s Buipe Depot in the Northern region on Friday evening, January 3, 2020, but a statement from the company said four Bulk Road Vehicles [fuel trucks] were instead affected.
The statement said three of the affected trucks belonged to the Ghana Oil Company Limited, GOIL, while one was for BF Energy.
The statement signed by Marlick Adjei, the Head of Corporate Communications and External Affairs at BOST noted that two out of the four BRVs “contained 36,000 liters of diesel (AGO) and 36,000 liters of petrol
“At the current price of GHS5.41/liter, the value of the product lost is estimated at GHS194,760.00,” the statement noted.
“The fire occurred at the truck park of the depot and not within the depot. It started late in the evening and took a combined force of the depot technical staff and fire officers from the Damongo and Tamale Fire Stations to bring it under control around 10 p.m,” BOST added in the statement.
Cause of fire unknown
BOST in the statement noted that “the exact cause of the fire has not been ascertained as at now and investigations are underway. We shall furnish the public with the details once the technical team completes the investigations.”
The Buipe depot is the central fuel holding point of BOST serving the Savannah, Northern, North-East, Upper East and Upper West Regions of Ghana.
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It receives products through river barges (via the Volta Lake) and through Bulk Road Vehicles (BRVs) loaded from the Accra Plains depot of BOST.
The statement assured that “though a sizable volume of products loaded for OMCs, were destroyed in the incident, product supply in the northern regions and the general operations of BOST as a company will not be negatively affected.”
Bawumia Preaches Peace, Unity In 2020
Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has delivered a New Year’s Message to Ghanaians.
Dr. Bawumia delivered the message when he served as the Special Guest of Honour during the Kaneshie District Presby Church’s Watch-night Service on December 31, 2019.
He shocked worshippers during the night to usher in the new year when he displayed an in-depth understanding of the Holy Bible.
Calling on Ghanaians to be peaceful and loving, the Vice President constantly made reference to the Bible about the importance of peace, unity and love.
He stated “as we start the year 2020, three things are so dear to our hearts as a people and we pray to the Almighty God to grant us these three things. We pray for peace, unity and love.”
According to him, “these three things are so important in the Bible. When you read Mathew 5:9 in the Bible, it says “blessed are the peacemakers for those are the sons of God.”
Dr. Bawumia added in his five minutes-plus address that “in Psalm 133, it talks about unity and it says, “behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to duel together in unity.”