Bawumia to break silence on economy Thursday

   




The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia will speak on the economy on Thursday, April 7, 2022. He will be using the opportunity of an invitation extended to him by the National Youth Wing of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the Danquah Institute (DI) to address issues on the economy. There have been public calls for the Vice President, noted for his economic prowess, to speak on the economy. Some critics have in recent times, asked about the whereabouts of the Vice President at a time Ghana’s economy was going through some challenges as a result of Covid-19 and the ongoing Ukraine/Russia invasion which has had global effects on oil and economic activities. Dr Bawumia has been at the forefront of Ghana's digitalisation agenda. 

His political opponents, have accused him of intentionally recently shying away from commenting on the economy. But responding to his critics last week when he addressed participants in this year’s agricultural students career guidance and mentorship dialogue bootcamp (AG-STUD Africa Bootcamp 2022) at the Jubilee House in Accra the Vice-President said: “Sometimes people say ‘well, we thought you were an economist, but you’re doing so much in the IT space.

Have you left economics behind?”

“No, no, not at all. In fact, it is because of the economy that I am focusing on digitisation because without building those pillars, our economy will just not be able to stand on its own feet. The Vice-President said he has not abandoned matters on the economy, as some people seek to suggest. He explained that what he was doing with regard to digitisation and digitalisation had a direct bearing on the economy.

National TESCON training and orientation

The Vice-President will therefore be using the opportunity of the event to be hosted at the Pentecost Convention Centre at the Millenium City at Kasoa to speak on the economy. The event will also host the First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo as the Special Guest of Honour. In an interview with the BBC on Monday, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said he does not know an economy in the world that is currently doing well.

President Akufo-Addo on economy

President Akufo-Addo said Ghana was instituting measures to help the country recover from the ravages of COVID-19.  He acknowledged that the world is going through difficult times and "Ghana is no exception." "There is no country in the world that is escaping the ravages of both Covid-19 and also the impact of Ukraine [invasion] but what you need to look at, where are the elements being put on the ground that looks beyond the Covid and beyond the Russian Ukraine war? I think that you will find that in Ghana."

President Akufo-Addo for instance said the recovery programme that Ghana have is that which is considered "very credible. And it is what is going to give us [Ghana] the opportunity to come out of this period a stronger economy, and it is that future that we're looking at, when we're attracting people."


Supreme Court to rule on injuncting Gyakye Quayson as MP on April 13



The Supreme Court docket will on The April 13 decide if to order  the NDC Member regarding Parliament for Assin North, James Gyakye Quayson, from possessing himself as a new legislator until a new suit challenging him or her is decided. A new resident of Assin Breku, Michael Ankomah-Nimfah, who secured a new judgment from typically the Cape Coast Substantial Court nullifying Mister Quayson’s election about the basis of which he held a new Canadian citizenship, wishes an injunction in the Supreme Court, preventing him from possessing himself out as a possible MP.

A seven-member panel of typically the highest court regarding the arrive with Tuesday fixed to be able to start a particular date for ruling for the injunction after reading arguments from legal professional for Mr Quayson - Mr Tsatsu Tsikata, legal professional intended for Mr Ankomah -Nimfah - Frank Revealed, legal professional for typically the Electoral Commission instructions Emmanuel Addai and even the Attorney-General (A-G) - Godfred Yeboah Dame.

 Disputes

Mister Davies argued of which Mr Quayson seemed to be defiling the 1992 Constitution by nonetheless parading himself while an MP if the High Court acquired ruled that they was unqualified while at the moment he competitive the Assin To the north seat. Mr Tsikata made a submitter how the application intended for injunction was in opposition to the rules regarding the Supreme Court docket and decided circumstances.

According to him or her, the method for injunction weren't part regarding the rules with the Supreme Court nevertheless the High Court regulations. In view regarding that, he mentioned the applicant have to had sought agreement from the court docket before using typically the High Court regulations. The A-G reinforced the injunction app and argued of which the Supreme Court docket had saved inside many cases of which it had typically the jurisdiction to scholarhip injunctions in constitutional cases.

 Qualifications

Mister Quayson polled 18, 498 votes while against 14, 793 by the Fresh Patriotic Party's (NPP's) Ms Abena Durowaa Mensah in typically the December 7, 2020 parliamentary election. About December 30, 2020, a resident regarding Assin North, Mister Ankomah-Nimfah, filed a new parliamentary election request on the Cape Shoreline High Court tough the eligibility regarding Mr Quayson to be able to be an MEGAPIXEL.

On July twenty eight, 2021 following of which petition by Mister Ankomah-Nimfah, the Hat Coast High Court docket declared Mr Quayson’s election as emptiness, on the base that he payable allegiance to one other country other as compared to Ghana, contrary to be able to Article 94(2) regarding the 1992 Cosmetic. It was typically the considered view regarding the court of which as of enough time Mr Quayson registered to contest typically the MP position, they previously not renounced his Canadian nationality and, therefore, they was not skilled to become a new legislator.

The court docket, presided over by simply Justice Kwasi Boakye, ordered the EC to organise a new new election inside the constituency. Mister Quayson filed the appeal at typically the Court of Charm challenging the wisdom with the Cape Shoreline High Court. Typically the appeal was previous two weeks minted out by Court docket of Appeal.


Task to strengthen local community health systems ongoing



The emergence associated with COVID-19 since 03 2020 has impacted all countries, along with not many exceptions. The particular disruption of wellness services which impacted all persons, specifically the most susceptible, including ladies plus children, has uncovered the need in order to strengthen national plus local capacities to reply effectively to wellness emergencies.

Although the particular pandemic remains the threat, supporting the particular continuity of important health services in order to tackle malaria, HELPS, tuberculosis and Ignored Tropical Diseases (NTDs) is going to be critical in case Ghana is in order to attain the Lasting Development Goal 3 (SDG 3) associated with ending these epidemics by 2030. Identifying the singular significance of supporting the particular country’s effort towards continuity of important health services in this pandemic, the El Development Programme (UNDP) Ghana, with financing from the Authorities of Japan, will be implementing a task aimed at conditioning community health program to support the particular continuity of important services to the particular vulnerable during plus post-COVID-19 pandemic.

The particular project concentrates on conditioning the capacities associated with communities and susceptible groups like ladies, children, individuals residing with HIV, individuals with Non-Communicable Illnesses (NCDs) and informelle siedlung dwellers for the particular uptake of wellness services during the particular post-COVID-19 pandemic, whilst strengthening the capabilities of health services to continue important service provision as well as the management of COVID-19 and future pandemics. The project furthermore seeks to provide five under-resourced wellness facilities and city Community-based Health Preparing and Services (CHPS) in Ga Main and Accra City with relevant healthcare equipment to improve service delivery.

In a short wedding ceremony on April one in Accra in order to hand over among the container structures towards the Chorkor Chemuena CHPS in Accra City, the Deputy Connected with UNDP, Mister Sukhrob Khoshmukhamedov, stated: “UNDP believes that will health insurance and development are usually inextricably linked, plus strengthening capacities associated with communities and people to improve local community health outcomes can make development sense. ” He said the particular facility was built and equipped because part of the particular project essential wellness services provision in Chorkor Chemuena below the Ablekuma Southern sub-metro.

“As a part of this intervention, UNDP, in collaboration along with GHS, is furthermore strengthening the capability of other wellness facilities and CHPS zones in Accra Metro and Georgia Central to make sure carried on essential health solutions provision to underserved communities. “We wish that the CHPS facility being paid would strengthen entry and quality associated with community health support provision and eventually contribute to much better health outcomes inside Chorkor and the immediate environs, ” Mr Khoshmukhamedov stated.

Appreciation

The Sub-Metro Director of Wellness Service for Ablekuma South, Dr Charlotte now Alberta Cato, indicated appreciation to UNDP and the Japan government for the particular kind gesture. The girl gave an guarantee that the service would be used well to enhance the health of the particular individuals of Chorkor Chemuena and recommended the health staff working there to operate effectively towards the particular delivery of high quality healthcare.

She stated using the CHPS substance now in location, the individuals associated with the community, specifically pregnant women, might no more travel lengthy distances to the particular general hospitals in order to seek health treatment.

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