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World Cleanup Day 2022: GAYO partner 21 CSOs to cleanup densely polluted beaches, educational institutions
The Green Africa Youth Organization (GAYO) under its Sustainable Enterprise Driven Solution Management initiative has joined forces with 21 civil society and governmental organizations in the country to cleanup the Sango Beach, one of the densely polluted beaches located at Teshie, a suburb Accra in the Greater Accra Region.
The exercise aims to help tackle environmental pollution in a bid to achieve the zero-plastic waste agenda in Ghana.
The event dubbed: “Beach Cleanup & Brand Audit” brought together participants from 21 governmental and non-governmental organizations who are partners including volunteers in numbers who converged at the venue during the early hours of Saturday September, 17, 2022, a day set aside globally to commemorate the World Cleanup Day.
The participants thoroughly cleanup, tidied and collected plastic waste including other pollutants which poses threat to fishes and inhabitants at the Sango beach.
The well patronized exercise was climaxed with a brand audit, an initiative by GAYO which witnessed the record keeping (sorting/analysing) of data on plastic waste to help identify the companies responsible for plastic pollution in the country with the view of holding them accountable.
The event which came on the theme: “Break Free From Plastic,” was organized as part of activities to commemorate this year’s World Cleanup Day; a global event which seeks primarily to unite across the world millions of volunteers, governments and organizations in the 191 members’ countries to tackle the global waste problem while building the new and sustainable world.
It was initiated by GAYO in collaboration with its Echo-Club Campus Chapters and supported by the Green Springs Global, Global Citizens, SESA Recycling, The GEF Small Grants Programme, La Dade Kotoku Municipal Assembly, Ledzokuku Municipal Assembly, G17 - University Ambassadors Consortium, the Human Rights Reporters Ghana-NGO and the Environmental Science Students’ Association.
Other partners include the Glittering Stars International, Geography Students' Association, the Green Innovation for People and Nature, Agribusiness Students' Association of Ghana, Water and Sanitation Students’ Association, the Radio Windy Bay 98.3 FM and the International Association of Students in Agriculture.
In his message to commemorate the 2022 World Cleanup Day in Ghana, Nana Mintah articulates that,
“As we strive to adapt and mitigate climate change impact, I know for sure there are frustrations but so are there opportunities to create a space where we can look back and be proud as future generations see our efforts to correct the mess that we created in the first place.”
“I am strong about plastic waste management. I believe it is time we stood together to work towards eliminating plastic pollution as it contributes significantly to climate change impacts.
The earth is the only place of our survival and we have the obligation to be effective stewards to preserve, protect and restore for now and future generations” he concludes.
Touching on brand audit as an intervention, Jacob Johnson Attakpah, Project Coordinator of the Green Africa Youth Organization (GAYO) observed that it is a citizen science initiative that involves recording data on plastic waste to help identify the companies responsible for plastic pollution and hold them accountable.
He further explained that it seeks to advance the scope from just clean-ups and anti-plastics use campaigns to tracing each producer and holding them accountable in managing their waste generation.
Mr. Attakpah stressed that his outfit is making a paradigm shift from the conventional campaigns on waste and plastics which largely focused on the consumers' “dos” and “don'ts” deemed as an ultimate goal to influence policy on the ban on single-use plastics.
“As the call on the elimination of plastic waste is on the crescendo, the alternative have been laid bare by GAYO which includes a complete ban on single-use plastic in Ghana to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Kenya.
It is mainly by this means will there be prohibition on their production, distribution or use. This, GAYO believes offers the upper hand in achieving zero-plastic waste in Ghana”.
The world continues to sit on a time bomb as plastic waste is not properly managed especially for developing countries.
Plastic pollution significantly contributes to climate change. They cause land and water pollution, enhance greenhouse gas emissions, devalue marine ecosystems, and threaten wildlife and biodiversity.
Chemicals released by plastic waste render soil unproductive, thereby affecting food security.
GAYO is a youth-led gender-balanced advocacy group that focuses largely on environmental health and community development.
They operate around four thematic areas which include: capacity building, climate change, disaster risk reduction, and circular economy.
Human Rights Reporters' Joseph Wemakor invited to participate in Digital Clinic for Civic Actors in Lagos, Nigeria
Executive Director of Human Rights Reporters Ghana-NGO (HRRG) Joseph Wemakor, is among the first cohort of selected leaders of civil society organizations (CSOs) across West Africa invited to participate in the Digital Clinic for Civic Actors by the Spaces for Change (S4C), a non-governmental organization, situated in Lagos in collaboration with Interactive Initiative for Social Impact (Dataphyte).
The training aims to equip civic actors with practical skills to safeguard and mitigate risks in the digital world
The goal is to help journalists and civil society protect their information, data, devices and communications against digital security risks.
This forms part of an initiative of the Civic Space Resource Hub for Civil Society Organizations project in West Africa (CSR-Hub) which seeks to offer capacity building and technical support to CSOs across four strategic pillars such as: Civic Space Protection, Governance and Regulatory Compliance, Digital Security and Protection and Resource Mobilization and Financial Resilience
Mr Wemakor was selected out of over 60 applicants in West Africa by the project team of assessors who found him duly qualified for a spot in the training program.
The staunch human rights activist, among other cohorts expected to join the Clinic from Senegal, Sierra Leone and Nigeria will be well schooled on whistleblowing policies and practices, digital rights and its impact on the work of the media, CSO’s and human rights defenders and how to hold power accountable in a digital world etc.
The cohorts are expected to benefit from a 12-month fully funded training, workshops, coaching, technical support and financial resilience building across the pillars under the project.
A renowned human rights activist cum seasoned journo, Mr. Joseph Wemakor has taken a swipe at the state authorities for not doing enough to protect the rights and lives of human cum social rights advocates/activists who are committed to championing causes at perils of their lives daily with the aim of bringing about the desired change.
According to him, advocacy/activism as major tools for change exposes the advocates/activists to greater risks including loss of dear lives in most cases which requires that maximum protection and support are given them by the authorities to guarantee their safety and security in order to continue to deliver on their mandate towards achieving results.
Mr. Wemakor made this known in an interview with Victoria Beeko Danso, host of HB Pulse on Homebase TV, during his appearance to discuss on the topic: “Combating Cruelty against Children 2” on Monday August 29, 2022.
The gleaming morning show among others seeks to throw more light on the woes of the 7-year-old girl who got brutally abused, tortured and bounded with ropes both hands and feet by his father after she was accused for shoplifting a biscuit from a shop.
The unfortunate incident caused a stir on social media on Tuesday July 19, 2022 and broke many hearts the moment a video footage and photograph accompanied by a powerful caption: “Tied like a lamb to the slaughter“ by the Human Rights Reporters Ghana (HRRG) went viral.
However, by the swift intervention of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly’s Department of Social Welfare and Community Development through support of the Ministry of Gender Children and Social Protection (MOGCSP) the child was freed from oppression.
When asked by the host what challenges are his outfit battling in the fight against human rights, Mr Joseph Wemakor who doubles as the Executive Director of Human Rights Reporters Ghana (HRRG) and the Co-convener of the Youth and the SDG3 sub-platforms of the Ghana Civil Society Organizations Platform on SDGs in Ghana said: “activism is not an easy task all; it expose us activists to so much risk and if care is not taken and you run out of luck, you might even lose your life in the process.
That’s why people like us ought to be protected so we can continue to work to bring about change”.
He further revealed that his outfit often chanced upon gross human rights violations on a daily baisis which ought to be uncovered but due to lack of protection by the authorities, the group could not take action as a result of fear of victimization.
The HRRG is a vibrant Ghanaian human rights advocacy group with a global reach, committed to ensuring people’s rights are respected, protected and fulfilled.
It is made up of young Ghanaian journalists, editors, lawyers, human rights activists, advocates and defenders who are wholly dedicated and committed to helping address issues of human rights violations in Ghana and beyond to bring the country closer to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Human Rights Reporters Ghana (HRRG) has welcomed the news about the rescue of a 7-year-old girl who was brutally assaulted, tortured, and abused by her father, with great joy after its report on the barbaric and inhumane treatment meted out to the young girl yielded a positive result, pushes the authorities to respond leading to her rescue from the grips of her tyrannizing family.
7-year-old Mary Asana's (not her real name) photograph and video footage broke the internet on Friday, July 19, 2022, and got many hearts torn after a publication by the Human Rights Reporters Ghana went viral.
In the image which triggered shock and horror, Mary can be seen in ropes firmly tied up on both hands and feet lying helplessly on the floor in a sorrowful state.
The caption accompanying the photograph: “Tied like a lamb to the slaughter", aroused huge public outcry with the publication receiving the widest publicity on several social media platforms the moment the news surfaced.
Mary was accused of shoplifting a ‘common biscuit’ from a neighbor’s shop, the act which infuriated her father to the extent that he almost ended up crucifying her in a bid to instill discipline in her.
According to the victim’s father, Mary just can’t stop stealing petty items like food and money as persons with the condition of kleptomania are often accused of.
Mary is currently free from oppression.
This was made possible through the intervention of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly’s Department of Social Welfare and Community Development with the support of the Ministry of Gender Children and Social Protection (MOGCSP) which led to her rescue.
Mr. Godfred Abogo, the Unit Head for the Department of Social Welfare at the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly who led the rescue operation team shared two (2) photographs of the child with the Executive Director of Human Rights Reporters Ghana, Mr. Joseph Wemakor, indicating that she is now freed and in safe hands within the Department’s custody.
In one of the photographs, the child appeared in a nice costume within a setting that looks like an office in a standing posture posing for the camera while in the other one she was spotted with a bottle of coke in the hands sipping the content into her mouth through a straw in an environment that looks like a restaurant.
According to Mr. Abogo, the initial findings of his outfit pointed to the child exhibiting a pilfering condition akin to kleptomania which prompted her parents to unacceptably restrict her movement resulting in her being assaulted and further bound her up with ropes.
His disclosure corroborates the findings of the Human Rights Reporters Ghana highlighted in its preliminary report on the saga.
He added that investigations into the matter are still currently ongoing to unravel more on the disturbing issue while arrangements are being made to pave way for the reunification of the child with her biological mother.
Meanwhile, he also indicated that the child’s father and stepmother are currently cooperating with his outfit to amicably resolve the issue.
“The parents of the victim did not resist an attempt to free the child, in fact, they were remorseful and voluntarily agreed to the rescue”.
“They have signed a bond of good behavior and to produce the biological mother of the child within the shortest possible time.”
Mr. Abogo also averred that his outfit is solely responsible for footing all the bills of costs incurred for the upkeep of the child while in custody.
This, according to him, is being funded through the Integrated Social Services Delivery System (ISS) of the KMA Department of Social Welfare.
When asked about the roles of the police service in assisting the Social Welfare Department during the rescue operation, he said that “The police were reluctant and besides they didn’t have a DOVVSU office at Ampabame, hence we did it alone”.
The Human Rights Reporters Ghana after breaking the troubling news on that fateful ‘black Friday’, July 19, 2022, did not just sit back and rest on its laurels but quickly proceeded to reach out to the Gender Ministry for help through its HELPLINE OF HOPE call Centre and then gotten a response after which it was redirected to the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly Social Welfare Department in the Ashanti Region. The outcome of which witnessed the swift intervention and subsequently led to the rescue of the child.
The HRRG congratulates the KMA Department of Social Welfare in the Ashanti Region for taking this giant step to rescue the 7-year-old girl and also urges it to endeavor to fast-track the investigations appropriately and ensure the perpetrator of this heinous crime is severely punished as well as help facilitate the reunification of the child with her biological mother as early as possible to safeguard her welfare and growth.
Let no one look down on your youth. Instead, be an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity
Agbodra Ernest, a student of Ho Technical University was interviewed at Avenor tv by a veteran media influencer, Acid on a drive show.
On his political agendas and runs , he was asked to say his ambitions and what legacy he is living as a youth. He said the legacy can't be told by him but others are supposed to say. He proceeded and advice the youths by saying " let no one look down on your youth. Instead, be an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity"
A man on Twitter has shared on his page his real-time experience at the house of a lady he paid a visit to.
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The man, known as @welbie said he was forced to hide in the wardrobe of the lady after her main boyfriend visited the house unnoticed.
The man shared a photo he took while he was hiding in the wardrobe waiting for the main boyfriend to step out he also leaves.
The guy made light remarks about the situation to suggest that he was not taking it seriously.
He tweeted; ”You in her dms, I’m in her closet… hiding because her boyfriend just visited.”
Be supportive You Are The Backbone Of Your Family - Sofo Maame Patricia Asare Frimpong Advised Women.
Sofo Maame Patricia Asare Frimpong the wife of the head pastor, Apostle Asare Frimpong of Global Fountain Of Grace Ministry International at Wassa Akropong, Amenfi East branch in the Western Region. Has advised women to be hardworking and supportive to their husbands because they are the backbone of the family and has a big role to play.
During the Mothers Day celebration Sofo Maame Patricia Asare Frimpong donated 1Kg of 60 bags of rice, 60 bottles of Coca-cola and Fanta, 1 Box of Donsimon fruit juice and many other gifts to the Women's Fellowship of the church.
When answering a question "why making this donations"? with an interview with Rivers news reporter and Ghana Youth's Leaders 2022 Awards winner Abrewa Nana Kwabena Tawiah she stated it is a hard time women learn to work hard, be supportive at homes because they are the backbone of their families.
According to Sofo Maame Patricia Asare Frimpong, she don't need anything in return for spending almost about Gh¢ 4000 on this donations than to see Ghanian women taking this advises so that they can become financially independent.
Adding to that Sofo Maame Patricia Asare Frimpong discloses that most Churches don't normally help women.
And she urges churches to pay much attention to women's especially their Work and Family life because they are the backbone of their families.
Top 10 Highest Paid Footballers In The World
Soccer stars are the highest-paid sportsmen in the world. They are paid millions of dollars and Euros just to remain in a team or to make a transfer to a new team.
But are all the footballers paid equally? Certainly not, these players are paid according to the contract which is signed keeping their recent form, overall stats, future potential, and fitness in mind.
Below, we have mentioned the top 10 highest-paid footballers in history who are making everyone desirable to put their life into the soccer career.
$483,000 per week
Robert Lewandowski is the only Bundesliga player on our list.
He is a professional footballer of Bundesliga who plays as a striker in the club.
He is also the captain of the Poland national team. He is the only player in his club who has scored over 500 goals for his country.
He was also named FIFA’S Men’s player of the year in 2020.
Lewandowski has made many awesome records in his career, he had made an unbelievable scoring record during the extension of the large trophy collection.
He has won the German top-flight during nine of his 11 years playing for his country.
He earns about $767,706 per week.
9. David de Gea (Manchester United)
$517,000 per week
David de Gea is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper in the national team of Spain.
He also plays for the premier league club manchester united as a goalkeeper and the most amazing thing about David is that he is the top-earning goalkeeper in the world and also regarded as the best goalkeeper in the world.
His youth career started as playing for Atletico Madrid and a few decades later he was signed by Manchester united.
As he was the highest-earning goalkeeper, he earns $517,000 salary weekly.
8. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
$531,000 per week
He is a professional footballer of the Belgian national team.
He plays as a midfielder in his team and also for the premier league club Manchester city.
He is a successful footballer in the world that’s why he is regarded as a player in the world and also described as a complete footballer.
He recently signed a contract after which now he has become the top earner in England.
Bruyne has earned three league titles in just six years of his gaming career in Manchester city.
He earns a weekly salary of $531,000 per week.
7. Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)
$531,000 per week
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best football players in the world.
He is a professional Portuguese football player, he plays as a forward player in the Portugal national team and Ronaldo also captains the team.
He also plays for the premier league club Manchester united.
He is described as the most recognizable athlete on the planet and also the most popular in the world.
Ronaldo’s one-week income is about $531,000.
6. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint Germain)
$566,000 per week
Kylian is one of the best footballers, he is a professional French footballer.
He plays as a forward player in the France national team. Kylian Mbappe also plays for ligue1 club Paris Saint Germain as a forward player.
He has earned the title of Ligue 1 young player of the year at the age of 16, he also got the golden boy award while playing with Ligue 1 club Monaco.
His name comes in the list of the PSG’s top three players lowest-paid stars but still, his name comes in the list of top 10 earner players of the world.
He earns a weekly salary of $566,000
5. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)
$690,000 per week
He is a professional footballer of welsh, he plays as a winger in the Wales national team.
He also plays as a winger for the la Liga club Real Madrid. He is also a free-kick specialist.
In recent years, his reputation suffered a dent regardless of which still he remains one of the highest-paid footballers.
His weekly is about $690,000
4. Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona)
$793,000 per week
Griezmann is the only representative of Barcelona who is on the list of the top 10 highest-paid footballers after the departure of Messi.
He is a professional french footballer, griezmann plays as a forward player in the national team of France.
He earns a monthly salary of $793,000
3. Luis Suarez (Atletico Madrid)
$793,000 per week
He is an Uruguayan professional football player.
Luis plays as a striker in the national team.
He also plays for the Spanish club Atletico Madrid. after leaving Blaugrana, he excelled in Griezman’s former club where he helps them in winning the La Liga Santander title during his first session.
He earns $793,000 per week.
2. Neymar (Paris Saint Germain)
$836,000 per week
Neymar is a famous professional Brazilian footballer.
He plays as a forward player in the Brazil national team.
He also plays for the Ligue 1 club Paris Saint Germain. Neymar is regarded as the best player in the world.
He earns a weekly income of $836,000
1. Lionel Messi (Paris Saint Germain)
$1,325,000 per week
Lionel Messi, the most known footballer in the world. He is a professional Argentine football player, he plays as a forward player in the Argentina national team.
He also plays for the ligue1 club Paris Saint Germain.
his weekly income is around $1,325,000.
This made him the highest-paid footballer in the world.
The international is nicely- endowed with first rate beauty from landscapes to aquatic life. However, a few matters that the arena hosts are tough to believe due to the mystery they portray in contrast to what we’re used to.
Many will say they’ re now not actual, yeah you’re here to select out out the as soon as that appears to be faux inside the statement section.
Bushes are truely present of existence, gift of nature, they part of what stability the earth else there can be not anything call earth. Trees have helped in all way spherical, almost half of what we use in this earth are made from wooden which might be made from trees, and the relaxation may additionally were made with the assist of timber or wood.
We’ re nowadays to test these trees and how bizarre they’ ll be or look.
This primary one underneath seems a hint actual and the picture you notice when you have a take a look at in is that of a massive horrific cat with its tail.
This one is way out of youngsters attain. . . Tell us what do you see right here.
Bushes are very critical part of our environment. They are liable for the steadiness of nature due to the important roles they play. They provide animals and humanity with oxygen that is important for survival. In addition they purify the air as they absorb carbon dioxide. Further to attracting rains and performing as wind- breakers at some point of wind storms or tornadoes, wooden are houses to a few animals like birds.
But, a few have shapes that we might also bear in mind weird and mysterious, leaving us with myriads of questions. Sooner or later we may also additionally even marvel whether or not or not nature is gambling a prank on us. As an example, locating a tree with an appearance of someone, an animal or inclusive of a few organs or activities also can sparks several questions, most of which is probably replied and beyond logical motives.
Ghanaian youngsters of late don't accept love as it used to be in the former times, the harsh truth is, they have confused captivation by affection, desire for trade of cash, as an outcomes, most women experience in their relationship.
Stella portrayed her difficulty to Aunty Naa, the host of Oyerepa Afuto on Oyerepa TV, a nearby TV channel in the Ashanti Region. As per her, she was seeing someone she met Rich, who was a Pastor at Makers Chapel.
As indicated by Stella, despite the fact that she was not keen on Pastor Rich, his industriousness and irrestible person made her surrender to his interest of been involved with her.
He will come to my place and once in a while welcome me to an inn, as hard as he attempts to lay down with me, I didnt yield so he utilizes his fingers to fingered me till I became frail and had his direction with me. She told the host.
I got pregnant for himself and he advised me to keep the child, I needed to settled at my mummy's place to convey, he quit cooking for myself as well as my child, at a point, my mummy felt debilitated and I needed to advise him to come for the child since I couldn't deal with the child.
Presently, he's getting hitched to another lady, with practically no type of pay, he deserted me, and never satisfied any of his vows to me. He misled me and made me a dolt. Pls I really want 40,000 cedis as a pay before I permit him to wed. She cried.
Minister Rich on his side said, he's finished with her and won't ever remunerate her neither will he permit her to approach her child.
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Information reaching us indicates that this Young guy Francis Gyeedu popularly known as KIDOS, he is a teacher of Ave Maria Preparatory school at Breman Asikuma in the Central region of Ghana. He handles science and maths at the jhs level. This young guy has a vision to establish orphanage homes across the length and breadth of this nation and help those children who are just walking on the street to have better lives but this guy is finding things difficult to make things a reality. He is urging stakeholders to come to his aid to help establish this orphanage homes. Source kidostv +233551084432
Kisumu Winam were crowned the champions after defeating Rift Valley Ruffians in the grand final with a 34-20 score at the Impala Stadium, Nairobi.
It was a 6-team regional league tournament played on a round robin basis.
The teams which participated included Rhynos RC, Administration Police Rugby club, Kitengela sharks, Wolves XIII, Kisumu Winam and Rift Valley Ruffians.
Rift Valley Ruffians defeated Kitengela Sharks who were top of the table throughout the competition.
Being the youngest clubs in the championship, both were established 3 months ago.
Kisumu Winam defeated Wolves XIII who were ranked third on table in the semi finals to secure their spot in the Finals.
Kitengela Sharks and Wolves XIII both fought hard for the 3rd position but the sharks were too strong for the wolves as the defeated them with a 36-18 score.
The Grand Final had Kisumu Winam and R.V Ruffians competing for the trophy.
K. Winam dominated in both halves of the game and they ended winning the match.
Philemon Olmang of K. Winam was named the man of the match at the end of day.
The games were refereed by MEA regional MO delegates attending the Technical course being held by KRLF.
3rd position game was refereed by Marshall Nortey (Ghana) and Kamdem Brice (Cameroon), taking each half, TJ Brian Odiwuory (Kenya), Esther Nyambura (Kenya), Ingoal TJ Sarah Brendah (Kenya), Nuhu Ibrahim (Nigeria).
Grand Final referees were Warren Pretorius (South Africa) TJ Andrew Pilkington (Spain) Kamdem Brice (Cameroon), Ingoal TJ Pascal inglesis (DR Congo) and Danish Ndinya (Kenya)
Quicks Nyakwakwa (President of the Kenya Rugby League Federation) shared his thoughts
"The finals of our first ever league after 5 months of competition, with new clubs from different places in Kenya, is a great achievement for Kenya Rugby League Federation and our partners. We are now ready for international test matches vs other countries in next few months , as we develop and progress to high performance class."