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Monday, August 22, 2011

LET MOVE AFRICAN PEOPLE TO THE NEXT LEVEL

BY DENNIS MOOT
My heart bleeds and has little words to say. But the blood and toil of our fore fathers cannot go in vain. Today, thousands of people are dying in the horn of Africa due to famine and in plain words food and water. Won't this situation been saved if we were one people, one continent? We have the largest forest reserves and plantation and food in the world, yet thousands of people die. Thousands who are equally innocent people are dying because of freedom and democracy. How important is democracy without people and a country? Couldn't African managed its own affairs and settled this situation should we have been on people and one continent?

I live you with a thousand questions because out of fear we have sat down and witness the greatest atrocities caused African people ever in the world and out of fear again our leaders are afraid to talk and so are we. We suffer from poverty, but all the things that make the west richer is from our continent. Why, because for far too long, we have been individual countries seeking for food, water and shelter for the night.

The time has come to say enough is enough, and to move the African people and continent to the next level. The youth, this is our time to prove to the world that yes indeed we are the leader of today. Rise up Africa, rise up and walk the talk. We need to build our next leaders; we need to build our media. I propose the African News Network and I entreat all of you to join. This is not going to be gagged media, but your thoughts and views, the truth unspoken, more so, to change the minds of our people towards the unity of Africa.
Rise up and walk the talk. If you are a web designer we will need one that will facilitate and design the web for the contribution of every member, if you are a journalist, broadcaster we need you to report and whatever field you find yourself, you have a part to play. Let us build the Africa we have all dreamt about. Africa has hope because Africa has you!

Friday, August 12, 2011

GUPS IN CRISES

The Ghana Union of professional students is in leadership crises. Currently the union has two president and the executives are divided.
Mr. Tafim Gbonka was elected as GUPS president in 2010 at Sunyani but his legitimacy was question due to GUPS constitutional requirements, he then took the issue to court and place an injunction on GUPS in order for them not to elect new president.
The general secretary Emefa Agonyo who was acting as the president organized GUPS congress and subsequently, they elected Mr. Jonas as the new GUPS president . After some few weeks of court battle between tafim and GUPS , Tafim finally won the case and the court instructed his reinstatement as the GUPS president.
Nine of the executives are now divided over who they should support, currently four of the executives are with Tafim and the rest of the five are with Jonas. Both the two president organized congress on the same day( 28 July 2011) to elect new executives for 2011-2012 year.
The BIG question that remains on the lips of all the professional students is what their fate is, since their union is now under threat and what is the way forward.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

THUMPS UP TO THE PRESBY CHURCH


I am one of the few ones who condemned the recent “brouhaha” about the arrest of those who are engaged in the practice of homosexuality and lesbianism in my previews post. Apparently some people see me and call me names as if am part but am not disturbed by such rumor mongers.
In my condemnation I call for systematic approach of how to deal with this act of homosexuality, lesbianism and how we can join hands to fight it than calling for their arrest and making the act a criminal law in Ghana as if it is the only abominable act.

For now am so delighted, excited and joyous because the very people who condemn such act and made it look like the only sine that is barbaric and made themselves judges ( for God says do not touch my anointed does not mean they should not criticized them if they do the wrong things) have eaten their own words back. For these reasons join me and lets raise our THUMPS UP TO THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF GHANA and REVEREND EMANUEL MARTEY.

Recently, Reverend Martey was among those who strongly condemned the gay act calling it as filthy, unbiblical, and un-African. however I was shocked when he said all these things and ones again I asked myself which sine is biblical, which one is not filthy and which one is African sine

In today’s (9th Aug, 2011) publication on www.myjoyonline.com I read that The Presbyterian Church of Ghana is planning to establish centres throughout the country to provide counseling and therapy for its homosexual members The Moderator of the Church, Right Reverend Professor Emmanuel Martey, disclosed.

Let me confess that I was more than happy when I read these few lines in the publications and I must say the Right Reverend and a Professor must be congratulated for taking such a bold step. He again use the word(excommunicate) that was a bite beyond me and for that reason I cross checked and the meaning was splendid. The Reverend said “the church will not excommunicate anybody because they are homosexuals”. This simply means the church will not oust or exclude members or a group or membership by decree and am glad this church has taken this step as part of their work. I would like to encourage all the religious bodies to follow the footsteps of THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH and let all help fight the gay act in a good manner

Monday, August 8, 2011

"KETASANDLANDERS", THE PRIDE OF KETA


The Keta Sandlanders is a Division 2 football club side from Ghana located in the Keta Municipality with unique ambitions to develop their club and the community. The club was founded by Frank Cole in 2002. According to one of the managers of the club Desmond Apeku, the club was named after the town’s name “Keta” which literally means the top of the sand. he said the name “ sandlanders” was accepted because they realized that most African soccer was being played in the sand in the ancient days.

Mr. Desmond said the club is currently in division 2 in a middle league but lamented about the current situation where only the winner of the division 2 league can qualify to the division one league, he again explain that currently there are 88 divisions two teams divided into six mini leagues and the winner of the mini leagues have to meet with the rest of the winners in the mini league to qualify to division one. He there for appealed to the appropriate authorities to increase the number of teams that can qualify to the division one side.
“In the early days the sandlanders played matches with notable teams in Ghana to start their season, among this teams are Former African Champions Accra Hearts of Oak and their former opponent Kpando Heart of Lions

The club has embarked on a number of community projects and one of such project is the OMU that the club sighed with the National youth Council at Keta. This OMU includes providing work experience for Youth Council members and developing agricultural projects in the Keta community”, he said.

“Football in Keta goes back to the 1950′s when the Keta Highlanders played at the town’s London Park ground. Since this heyday, however, the game has been in decline in the area with London Park a victim of the coastal erosion which has devastated much of Keta town “ said clubs website

Sandlanders have developed a marketing strategy unique to a club from the developing world. an opportunity to market themselves on the same footing as wealthier sides, as long as the standard of football is good clubs will be able to create a profile for themselves and appeal to an audience which was previously out of reach.

Keta is a coastal town in Ghana, West Africa. Part of the Volta estuary region which stretches from the coast deep into country’s interior along the path of the Volta River, the town comprises several small islands and a complex of lagoons. The majority of Keta’s residents are Ewe, a tribe which dominates much of the Volta region and the neighbouring Republic of Togo.

Though a poor community which has suffered greatly from the impact of coastal erosion (during the 20th century more than half of what had been the area of the town – once a successful port – was washed away), the town and its surrounding area retain a charm and a strong sense of identity. The Keta Sea Defense Project was commissioned in 1999 (and completed in 2006) in an effort to stop the encroachment of the sea into the town and it is hoped that this will be a catalyst for the area to regenerate.

According to the clubs website, they hope that the growth of the Sandlanders will provide a further impetus for development, we intend to promote and develop the town alongside the club. 10% of all funds raised by the club will go straight to projects operating in the area – focusing primarily on education and health care – and through the team we aim to put some life back into this once thriving community.