Wa: Communal Labor Organized to Fix New Roads in Mangu

Assembly Member for Mangu, Hon. Mohammed Sakibu

New Abandoned Road Projects Linking Mangu Electoral Area to Dobile and the Wa Airport have been fixed partly by some Residents of Mangu through a Communal Labor exercise Organized by the Assembly Member for the Area, Hon. Mohammed Sakibu.

The Exercise started on the 30th July 2022 between Dobile and Mangu. Several road users on that portion of the road donated some amount of money towards Making the project successful.

According to Hon. Mohammed Sakibu,

“The project was abandoned by a contractor assigned to fix it but due to the significance of the road we have decided as a community to use communal Labor to fix a part of it whilst we wait for the contractor, if you observe critically, we are not just limiting our efforts to working on the Dobile-Mangu road, you realise that during Rainy season our community Mangu becomes challenged when it comes to accessibility of roads, this has compelled us to seek support and thankfully a resident by Name Jallu Supported us with his tipper truck to fill pot holes on the Mangu to Aahiyao stretch, close to the dam, we hope Assembly comes inn to complete the works”.

 

Source: Upperwestmedia.net

Wa: Sachet Water Price Drops

Sachet Water in Wa

Price of Sachet Water has dropped significantly in the last pricing window within the month of July.

Per reports gathered from some distributors, prices were ranging between Ghc5 and Ghc6 per a bag which contains 30 Pieces.

3 pieces were sold at Ghc1 in several shops in Wa, checks at Kambali as at 8pm on 13th July 2022 proved 4 sachets were being sold at Ghc1 away from the previous 3 initially Sold at Ghc1.

A bag of Zam Zam sachet water has been reduced to Ghc4, checks from Dayel water company also proves a bag goes from Ghc4.

Sachet Water Prices shot up in July 2021 to Ghc3, it went further up in December 2021 to Ghc4.50 and also to Ghc5 in April 2022.

Several agitations came up and as a result some Businesses were issued letters cautioning them to sell at Ghc5 to avoid closure. The Chairman of Sachet Water Producers, Alhaji Toyiba Mahama later issued a statement Explaining that he never directed any taskforce to increase prices, he added that some group of people had forged his signature on their personal interest.

Source: Upperwestmedia.net

Appointed Assembly members undergo orientation in Wa

Government appointed Assembly members to all the eleven Municipal and District Assemblies in the Upper West Region have undergone a day’s orientation to enhance their knowledge on the local governance system.

In all, 105 out of a total of 118 appointees in the Region turned up for the programme, which saw participants being treated to topics such as the “Overview of the Local Governance Act (2016) Act 936”, “The District Assembly and the Committee System, “The Model Standing Orders”, “Local Resource Mobilisation, “Community Engagement in Local Governance” and “Ethics in Local Governance”.

The orientation programme for the appointed Assembly members was jointly organised by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD), Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS) and the Inter-Ministerial Coordinating Committee on Local Government (IMCC).

Speaking in an exclusive interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on the sideline of the orientation programme, Mr. Richard Kambootah, Deputy Director, ILGS, Tamale campus, explained that the training was for only the government appointees because they did not benefit from the earlier training for Assembly members.

He emphasised that it was necessary for the appointees to understand the Assembly system so that they could contribute appropriately during deliberations.

Mr. Kambootah explained that through the orientation, the appointees had the opportunity to understand the new Local Governance Act (2016) Act 936, the committee system, the model standing orders, local resource mobilisation, community engagement and ethics in local governance.

Madam Fati Koray, a Deputy Director at the Upper West Regional Coordinating Council (RCC), called on participants to take the training serious in order to gain in-depth understanding of the local governance system for improved performance.

GNA

Wa: Public servants asked to imbibe principles of integrity to fight corruption

The Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) has asked public office holders and institutions to imbibe the values and principles of integrity, accountability, independence, transparency and commitment to make Ghana a corruption free country.

“All public duty bearers and private sector should imbibe… the qualities and values of integrity, accountability and transparency.

“Our institutions must also act accountably, transparently and with integrity to fight corruption at work places and promote integrity and good governance by forging strong, trust and effective partnerships”, the GII advocated.

Madam Mary Awelana Addah, Programmes Manager of GII, said promoting accountability meant that duty bearers must first of all let the citizenry know what they were doing at their work places to ensure transparency.

She said it was pathetic and ridiculous that in Ghana persons who showed some characteristics of integrity were rather victimised at work places while the corrupted ones were glorified as “smartest and heroes”.

“If we fail to show values and principles of integrity, transparency and accountability now, we will have no moral rights to demand such qualities from the children we are bringing up,” she said.

Madam Addah was addressing members of Social Auditing Clubs and Officials of the National Commission for Civic Education at a day’s capacity building workshop in Wa.

The GII, a local chapter of Transparency International (IT) in collaboration with Wa Municipal Office of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) organised the workshop to provide members with the necessary technical support to enable them to track project implementation and service delivery in their communities.

Members of the clubs were also reintroduced to new leadership roles at the local level to help strengthen their capacities to achieve the objectives of the project, which is effectively engaging with governance institutions at the local level and to hold duty bearers accountable in the implementation of their mandates.

Madam Addah noted that corruption in Ghana was fuelled by business persons at the informal sector who she described as suppliers and promoters of corruption to the formal sector.

“The informal business persons are willing to pay to the formal sector officials to motivate them have their work done quickly and faster.

“If we don’t stop now, we will have no moral rights to demand such qualities from the children we are bringing up to take over the reign of the country tomorrow,” she said.

The GII Programmes Manager, noted that the over politicisation of issues of corruption was a bane to fighting the canker.

She explained that because of political expediency some people consider the pursuance of corrupt persons as “witch hunting”.

Madam Addah said the establishment of civic education clubs in schools was the best way to inculcate the principles and values of integrity, accountability, independence transparency and commitment in them.

She said the revamping of Social Auditing Clubs in the metropolitan, municipal and districts was necessary to empower citizens to demand accountability and report corruption.

GNA

NGO screens community members in Wa for malaria

Divine Group International Foundation, an Accra-based humanitarian organisation focusing on healthcare and evangelism in deprived communities, has screened 3,500 inhabitants of the Upper West Region for malaria.

A statement signed by Mr Ebenezer Kofi Adu-Lartey, the Chief Executive Officer of the Divine Group International Foundation, and copied to the Ghana News Agency, said the exercise was in commemoration of the 2017 World Malaria Day on the theme: “End Malaria for Good; Invest in Malaria Prevention.”It said the beneficiary communities included Babile, Tumu, Sazie, Sombo-Nadowli and Wa School for the Blind.

It said the exercise aimed at supporting the rural communities with quality healthcare services and help achieve the Sustainable Development Goal Three set by the United Nations and World Health Organisation.

The statement said the residents received free medical consultation and provision of drugs after diagnosis and were educated on various diseases.It commended the Ghana Health Service and Danadams for their enormous contribution to the success of the programme by providing 2,000 malaria testing kits and anti-malaria drugs.

The statement also lauded the Church of Pentecost, Ghana Baptist Convention, Letap Pharmaceutical, Ayrton Drugs, Oson’s Chemist, and Shalina Pharmacy for their support. The statement said malaria remained a public health concern with varying transmission intensity throughout the year adding that the disease affected all ages but children under five and pregnant women were the most vulnerable group.“The malaria burden is not felt only in the health sector but in other sectors such as social and economic. In 2016 the country recorded 10.4 million suspected cases of outpatient department malaria which is an increase over the 10.1 million suspected cases recorded in 2015, representing about 2.5 per cent increase.

“This translates into approximately 28,607 cases seen per day in 2016 in all health facilities, compared to an average of approximately 27,908 of such cases seen each day in the country’s health facilities in 2015.“The Out Patient Department malaria cases per 1000 population in 2016 was 364 representing a slight increase over the 2015 figure of 663 per 1000 population of country,” it said.

[Full List]Radio Progress Upper West Music Award Winners

Radio Progress Upper West Music Awards Took Place yesterday 30th December 2016 at The In Service Training Center, Wa where a lot of interested supporters were in Attendance. Most artistes were present and took home some awards for their hard work and dedication to upper west music.

Gamebwoy was not part of the winners and it’s rather unfortunate his fans are still in wonder.

PROGRESS UPPER WEST MUSIC AWARDS #PRUMAS*
Award Winners for the various categories
*Afro pop song of the year – Maaseg Dagaati
* Best Traditional song – Naa koyaaro
*Best music video of the year – Jack still


*Hip life song of the year -Rukaya


*Best highlife song of the year – Hadgi Music


*Female vocalist of the year – Suntaama


*Sanitation song of the year – Young Gally


*Developmental song of the year – El Twist


*Peace song of the year -Typanza


*New Artist of the year – C.T.Y, Album of the year – Raphius Amigos


*Most popular song of the year – Young Gally


* Artist of the year – Raphius Amigos

Artiste of The year[Raphius] took home a brand new Luojia Motocycle worth Ghc2500.00

Credit: Asieku Kamaldeen/Upperwestmedia.net

[Audio/Photos] Nana Akufo Addo Campaigns In Wa, Ghana

Flagbearer Of The New Patriotic Party Has Stormed The Upper West Region, Wa On A campaign tour. This Group  Includes Alan Kyeremanteng, A. Karbo, Lawyer Lwanga and other dignitaries of NPP. Most People traveled from distant places to witness this event today and most young people welcomed the flagbearer in style, some dispatched riders displayed the whole day.

Nana Addo spoke to the people at Tendamba Junior High School Park where hundreds were in attendance.

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Wa Municipal Assembly To Begin Animal Catch On The Road.

3725706333553_1906790409702Wa municipal Assembly off late has not gone on their usual duty of catching animals that roam on the roads of the region. It has been two years since this took place and this has caused a lot of road accidents with some leading to loss of lives so the assembly decided to come into the issue. An enquiry was made by Upper West Media at the Assembly with the Environment Officer Mr. Atta and he said

“We had a problem with the vehicle used for that purpose but now we’ve worked on it and will be coming on duty anytime soon, it could be today or tomorrow so people should expect us”. When asked if people were informed of this? He said

“we usually go on press talk every Wednesday with Mr. Donkor who is our public relations officer, so we shall be communicating with the public on Bugli Fm sooner” We Also asked if  one would be charged if  his animal was caught and he said ” when your animal is  in our possession, what we charge is Ghc 15.00 so as the days Go By Each Day Is Tantamount to Ghc15.00 until its 10 days, when its 10 days without anyone coming forth then we will have no option than to sell the animals”.

Airports Company seeks US$150m for Ho,Wa, airports

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The Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL)
is seeking to raise an additional US$150million
to finance the construction of a new airport at
Ho in the Volta Region, and to rehabilitate the
Wa airstrip in the Upper West Region as it
deepens efforts to improve domestic aviation. Charles Asare, Managing Director of the
company, confirmed the need to raise
additional capital for funding airport
infrastructure to the B&FT. “We are going to
raise an additional US$150million. This year we
completed rehabilitating Kumasi Airport. We are going to rehabilitate Sunyani, recommission
the Wa airstrip and make them operational. We
are also going to cut the sod for construction
of a brand-new airport at Ho that will measure
1,600metres x 45metres.” The new capital
required by the state-owned company comes weeks after it secured US$250million from a
consortium of banks led by Ecobank Capital
for the construction of a third terminal at
Kotoka International Airport (KIA).

Source: Ghanaweb.com

Breaking New!!! Union Oil(Petrol Shell) In Wa Still Selling At The Old Prices As Of Thursday 16th July

UNION OIL
UNION OIL

A PATROL SHELL CALLED “UNION OIL” IN WA KAMBALI IS STILL DISTRIBUTING FUEL AT THE OLD PRICES(GHC3.970) WHEN THE BULK OIL DISTRIBUTION COMPANY (BDC) HAS OFFICIALLY ANnOUNCED THAT PRICES OF FUEL BE DOWN BY 15% STARTING THURSDAY MORNING WHICH WE ALL KNOW IS 12:00AM
POLICE MEN WERE INVOLVED IN A WAY AND YET THEY FAILED TO CARRY OUT THEIR DUTY,UPPER WEST MEDIA PERSONNEL NAME WITHHELD APPROACHED A POLICE IN THE STATION ON DUTY AND HE SAID”GOIL IS A GOVERNMENT COMPANY MAYBE THAT IS WHY THEY HAVE REDUCED AND OTHERS HAVEN’T,PEOPLE IN CHARGE OF THAT ARE GOING AROUND IT’S NOT OUR DUTY TO MONITOR THAT,WHY DON’T YOU GO TO A RADIO STATION TO REPORT THEM? MAYBE THAT WILL EXPOSE THEM.”
WE ARE HEREBY ALERTING THE PUBLIC THAT TODAY THURSDAY FUEL PRICES SHOULD BE AS FOLLOWS IN THE VARIOUS PUMPS BELOW:
SHELL  OLD PRICE(BEFORE THURSDAY) NEW(THURSDAY UNWARDS)
GOIL(GOVERNMENT)  GHC 3.790……….GHC 3.490(DOWN BY 15%)
OTHERS(PRIVATE) GHC 3.970…………….GHC 3.670(DOWN BY 15%)

TO BE CONTINUED…………………………………..
SOURCE: UPPER WEST MEDIA.