Skip to main content

Israeli Ambassador reaches out to Pamela Bridgewater project

Israeli Ambassador to Ghana, H.E Sharon Bar-li has made a presentation to the Pamela Bridgewater Project to support the activities of the foundation. The amount donated, according to Mr. Yahaya Alhassan, will be used for the completion of the Kejetia-Kayayei Resettlement Centre.

The Centre, when completed will provide education, assess training needs and recommend appropriate training for the head porters. It will also serve as a platform for counseling and education on HIV awareness, teenage and unwanted pregnancy, proper healthcare, report of abuse, security, welfare among others. The donation was made in partnership with Gyandoh and Co, a law firm.

At a short ceremony to officially present the gift to the foundation, Ambassador Sharon Bar-li explained that the Israeli Embassy decided on the Pamela Bridgewater project because of the importance that should be attached to the “girl child” in general and the “kayaye“ phenomenon in particular, as part of efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goal no. 3 – promoting gender equality and empowering women: “I’m happy to join the effort of turning  the kayaye girls from vulnerable girls into empowered girls, who can make informed choices with regards o their lives and their bodies”

On his part, Project Director Yahaya Alhassan commended the embassy for the support and remarked that ‘the good work Her Excellency is doing in our Ghanaian community in areas of early childhood development education and the training of Ghanaians in Israel through MASHAV is touching several lives.

Her kind gesture during the recent Eid-ul-Adhar festival and the extension of the early childhood education programme recently to the North are just a few of the contribution her country is making. This support could not have come at a better time’.

Managing Partner of Gyandoh and Co noted that 'we are deeply proud of our association with Israel and we are hopeful that this good will further deepens our ties with the embassy'.


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Akuapem-Apirede to promote tourism

By: Fred Yaw Sarpong
The Chiefs and people of Akuapem-Apirede in the Okere Constituency of the Akuapem North Municipality have put in place strategic plans to promote tourist sites in the town.
Apiredehene, Nana Saforo Okoampah III told the Daily Express that their vision is to develop Apirede in a modern way.
“We want to have a modern society and environment. We are doing this on the basis of promoting tourism here,” he added.
According to the Apiredehene, it’s their plan to promote the historic sites and the geographical location of the community.
Apirede is one of the 17 towns that forms the Akuapem State and historically, it used to house the armours of the Akuapem State. The community is part of the Nifa division of Akuapem.
He stated that one of those things was called ‘Odosu’ (the war god for Okuapemhene). “The Chief Executioner in those days for Akuapem also came from Apirede and items that he used were also kept here,” he stated.
“These are a lot of things …

PIAC told to go to court to enforce recommendations

By: Fred Yaw Sarpong

The Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC), the mandated body to monitor the use of Ghana’s oil revenues has been asked to go to court to seek strict compliance of the laws covering accountability of oil funds in the country.

According to Dr. Steve Manteaw, the Campaign Coordinator for ISODEC and a member of the PIAC , it’s time for PIAC as a body to consider going to court to compel institutions responsible for managing Ghana’s oil revenue to answers some questions concerning the expenditure of oil funds.

He pointed out that there are several recommendations made by the PIAC in its past reports on management of petroleum revenues, and a lot of these recommendations has received no positive response from the institutions concerned.

He disclosed this to the Daily Express at a three-day workshop on Interrogating the 2016 Semi Annual PIAC Report at Koforidua in the Eastern Region.

The workshop was organized by the Institute of Financ…

BoG shuts down two financial institutions

The Bank of Ghana has closed down two financial institutions in the country. This was after the central bank investigation revealed that the two companies were operating without approval.

The two companies were Agro Development Fund Services Limited (ADFSL) and Hebron Financial Investment Limited (HFIL).

The Daily Express gathered that the ADFSL was asked to stop operating after the central bank realized the institution had not been licensed to take deposit from the public.

A statement from BoG said the ADFSL continued to operate despite the orders from the Bank of Ghana. It however closed down ADFSL’s operation until further notice.

The Bank of Ghana said that the ADFSL is located at Asufufu, opposite the Sunyani Traditional Council in the Brong Ahafo region.

“The decision to close down ADFSL is in furtherance of section 20(2) (g) of the Banks and Specialized Deposit-Taking Institutions Act, 2016 (Act 930). Bank of Ghana has investigated ADFSL thoroughly and has concluded that its a…