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AWULAE ATTIBRUKUSU III FOUNDATION LAUNCHED; NZEMA YOUTH ASSOCIATION DONATES GH₵2000 TO THE FOUNDATION.

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The Awulae Attibrukusu III Foundation was launched in Planters Lodge at Takoradi last Friday 31st of July, 2015 with a call on citizens to harness vital resources to partner government and all other major stakeholders within and out of Ghana in the spheres of education, employable skills, entrepreneurship development and environmental sustainability initiatives in the Western region.

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Present at the inauguration were the Omanhene of lower Axim traditional area AWULAE ATTIBRUKUSU III, the deputy western regional minister ABBOTT, Member of Parliament for Takoradi Kwabena Okyere Darko, Dr tony Aubyn, Nana Kwesi Agyeman VIIII omanhene of lower Discove, Awulae Amihere Omanhene of Atuabo, Senator Kwabena Brigadi and Dr. George Sipa Yankey chief executive officer of the Ghana Gas company who represented H. E the Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur.

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Mr. George Sipa Yankey, a board of trustee in an interview, said initiatives like what Awulae has undertaken was what society needed to drive the vehicle for development of our region which is already behind development. He said the foundation was not targeting Nzema alone but the entire nation.

NZEMA YOUTH ASSOCIATION (NYA) DONATES TO THE AWULAE ATTIBRUKUSU III FOUNDATION.

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Presenting a cheque of GH₵2000 to the foundation on behalf of the Nzema Youth Association (NYA), Mr. Elijah Boye-Ampah an astute gentleman who has the welfare of the Nzema Youth at heart took charge of the cost of the donation.
Former vice president of NYA Mr. Anyimah Ofoli Kanrah who was present immensely thanked Mr.Elijah Boye-Ampah for the good gesture and urged others to emulate his kind support.
The development driven citizens movement is as well grateful to Awulae Attibrukusu III and his partners for this great initiative.

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Mr. Ofoli Kanrah indicated that communities in Nzema are faced with numerous challenges and unless the citizens took initiatives to partner government in areas like education and health, the future could not be all that bright.

The public relations officer of NYA, Sultan Nuhu Mohammed also urged the numerous profit driven business organizations, government and non governmental organizations in the region and all who could be of help to the Awulae Attibrukusu III Foundation to assist it to achieve its development driven mandate.

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He called on other traditional leaders and capable citizens who have been blessed to emulate what Awulae Attibrukusu III has done to equally work hard to bring hope to their people.

Mr. Nuhu also thanked the dedicated members of the Nzema Youth Association who would not want to be identified publicly for the donation on behalf of the association.

Speaking on the upcoming relaunch of the Nzema Youth Asso. which is coming on in September, he said all the necessary preparations have been put in place and its venue has been secured.

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He also appealed to all to empower the Nzema Youth Association to carry out its mandate of helping to uplift the current status of Nzema.

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Board of trustees of the Awulae Attibrukusu III Foundation:
Mrs. Amissah Arthur
Mr. David Brigidi
Dr. Sipa Yankey
Mr. Frank Buah and another woman yet to be named

31-07-2015
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Hon. Samia Nkrumah, taking The Bull By The Horn ?

Concise Thinker.

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Ms Samia Yaaba Nkrumah currently the National Chairperson of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), an astute 56-year former legislator for the Jomoro district 2008-2012 and above all a daughter of the Great Osagyefo Doctor Kwame Nkrumah (Ngroma) Liberator of Mother Ghana and Mother Africa.

What about her one may ask?
Well, she is an automatic member of the Nzema youth association, per our constitution, and so this news item relating to governance about her drew our attention to some observations which will be first of its kind and most unprecedented should it be confirmed true.
Current news in our media has it that the former Member of Parliament for the Jomoro District has discreetly declared her intention to run as a candidate for the nation`s prestigious position which if successful could earn her Ghana`s First Female President come 2016 should her party`s (Convention People’s Party -CPP) merger with (

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Good Luck to our 2015 BECE Candidates all across Nzema – From The Nzema Youth Association

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Candidates of Manye Academy – Axim

The Nzema Youth Association ( NYA ) would like to extend a message of goodwill to all candidates in the ongoing Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the three Nzema Regions and Ghana as a whole.

We urge our candidates not to lose hope in the face of the numerous challenges face them and look into a brighter future.
We wish to congratulate them for their unflinching dedication and hard work despite these challenging periods which has made studying especially Information Technology and studying in the evening hours almost impossible.

We call on them to carry on being more discipline and desist from any form of examination malpractices which has the tendency of destroying their future.

We wish all candidates the Best of Luck and God’s Guidance throughout their examinations.

Signed:
Awulae Eduku Danyi
President
Nzema Youth Association.

‘Ghana’s Laws Make Galamsey Illegal’

A member of the Social Support Foundation (SSF), a non-governmental organization (NGO) based in Obuasi, Mr Louis Acheampong has stated that Ghanaian law criminalizes galamsey.

Mr. Acheampong made this statement in an interview with The Finder during the presentation of a report by the Human Rights Watch on ‘Child labour in artisanal small scale gold mining.’

He said, “In the past, it was this same artisanal small-scale gold mining that was going on, so in effect the practice is not illegal; it is the law that has made it illegal because the law has concentrated on formal mining.”

He added that since the formal miners have the mechanism and capital to operate, the laws tend to favour them at the expense of the small-scale miners.

Using Obuasi as an example, he said, “If AngloGold Ashanti (AGA) is given a concession of about 5km radius, then it covers the whole community, including your bedroom, which is wrong, but the laws we have has given them such concession.”

He also mentioned that fortunately for the people of Obuasi, AGA is going through a process called care and maintenance and they have planned to reduce their concession to about 60%.

He explained that this means the company will give the unused land back to the community and government; therefore, the artisanal miners will have a place to carry out their work.

Mr. Acheampong noted that a challenge they identified was the involvement of children at some of the galamsey sites, and this is because they cannot have access to formal credit and mechanisms to be able to carry out their activities.

He said some of them take informal loans, which come with very high interest and difficult repayment plan.

He also said another challenge facing them is that their work is sometimes interrupted by the formal workers, police-military raid and their site destroyed.

Mr. Acheampong said as an NGO, they have been working with the small-scale artisanal miners since 2004 to assist them to formalize and regularize their operations.

He said the miners have been able to group themselves to form co-operatives and businesses to access loans and also organize them for official operations when AGA finally releases the concessions.

source: http://news.peacefmonline.com/pages/news/201506/245077.php

Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day from the NYA body to all  wonderful mothers of our motherland. We ask for God`s Divine protection unto you. Thanks to you, we know because you taught us.

This is how we want to appreciate our mothers;
Take a selfie with your mother and tag it with #mothersdayNzema and gain the opportunity to feature that on our page
https://www.facebook.com/NZEMAYOUTHASSOCIATION

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Nduom: I’m Solidly Behind W/ Region Chiefs…Give Them 10% Of Oil Revenue

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2008 Flag bearer of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom, has expressed his unflinching support for the chiefs and people of the Western Region on their call for a share in the yet to be drilled oil in the Jubilee Field.

The chiefs are demanding the establishment of a Western Region Development Fund into which 10% of the petroleum revenue should be paid to develop the region. They also recommend that at least One-Third of the Oil and Gas Commission to be established should be made up of indigenes of the Western Region.

Led by the President of the Western Regional House of Chiefs, Awulae Attibrukusu III, the Chiefs made these requests and several other proposals on Wednesday November 17, in a petition sent to Parliament in a bid to make inputs into the Petroleum Production and Petroleum Revenue Management Bills which are currently before the House awaiting approval.

Speaking to CitiFM Eyewitness News, Dr. Nduom who expressly backed the Chiefs, said the people of Western region unequivocally deserve some equity and social justice.

“I am 100 percent solidly behind the chiefs in the Western region…I have heard all sorts of people commenting, quoting international law and spoken theories on the demand by the chiefs from the Western region; but the practicality of the matter is that human beings wherever they come from in this country, deserves equity and social justice,” he stressed.

According to Dr. Nduom, countries and cities that have discovered revenue generating resources like Gold and Oil have developed tremendously and the Western region cannot be left out.

“Go and see what has happened to other parts of the world like Johannesburg, Gold City among others; they are very well developed and we cannot let this pass and not concentrate some appreciable development in the Western region,” he added.

He called on government to demonstrate its preparedness to further develop the Western region.

“Some of us have been advocating that we should re-plan and re-develop the communities in the Western region. Get some people from KNUST and redevelop them totally, build modern cities, show them a signal or a sign of something big and wonderful that will happen to them…So far, nothing have been seen or heard. So if they are demanding something let us take them very seriously and let government stand up today and say specifically not just by words but by actions what they are going to do so they can calm some fears and assure them of doing something concrete,” he added.

In a related development, the Chairman of the Finance Committee of Parliament, Hon James Klutse Avedzi, says it would be suicidal for Parliament to give in to the demands of the Western Regional House of Chiefs that 10 percent of the nation’s annual oil revenue be dedicated to developing the region.

He made the comments after the release of the details of a 23-page report in which the Joint Committee on Finance, Mines and Energy said it could not meet the demands of the chiefs and people of the Western Region.

The committee was of the view that the demand will defeat the primary purpose of the petroleum revenue.

The committee also rejected the demands by the chiefs for their representatives to be part of committees or institutions directly related to the oil revenue.

On the contrary, the committee says government will pursue a deliberate development agenda of the Western Region. The committee also resolved to incorporate some of the demands by the chiefs in the Petroleum Revenue Management Bill currently before Parliament.

The Nzema Youth Association “Get together 2015” held

The annual happy time out dubbed “Nzema Youth Get-Together, was held on Sunday 5th of April 2015 at the promised venue of Karela Beach Resort in Beyin (Beyinli) W/R.

It was an opportunity for members to mingle with themselves and their executives in the hope of fostering unity among the youth for a better Nzema.
Number of people participated to make the events successful, beginning with meetings and deliberations on the future of the Nzema Youth.

The programme was followed by exciting games which added spice to the occasion. The party time involved music and dance, coupled with beach exercises as well as pool swimming competition. Everyone was a winner in that category.
The event was organized by the Nzema Youth Association (NYA) in its efforts to make Nzema much more attractive than we know to its people and to the outside world.

It is expected that more than 300 people will show up for the next event after this was seen as a massive success. The organizers were thankful to all the members who spent their time to be on this event.

Report by: Sultan Nuhu Mohammed