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Dr. Daniel Mckorley, Chief Executive officer (CEO) of McDan Shipping Company, has won the ‘CEO of the Year Award’. This was at the second edition of the Ghana Shippers Awards, jointly organize by Globe Productions, the Transport Ministry, the Ghana Shippers Authority (GSA) and Graphic Communications Group, in Accra. Mr. McDonald Vasnanie, CEO of Conship, was adjudged the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ with the ‘Promising Entrepreneur’ award going to Isaac Amoako-Mensah. Mrs. Della Russel Ocloo, a journalist with the Graphic Communications Group took the prize for the ‘Reporter of the Year’. Over 40 shipping companies including Consolidated Shipping Agencies Limited, Sea and Shore services Ghana Limited, Transglobal Logistics Limited, Benmarine Services Limited and Swissport Ghana Limited received prizes. Mr. Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, Minister of Transport, applauded the initiative to recognize excellence in the shipping industry. The awards would serve as motivation to everybody – to up their game and improve the quality of client service. He underlined the government’s unswerving determination to create the right conditions and support local and private enterprises to succeed. This was vital to its drive towards job and wealth creation to put the nation beyond aid. Mr. Asiamah said the paperless system at the ports was meant to bring about efficiency and facilitate business operations at the ports. He encouraged the companies to continue to stick with best practices to expand and lead the nation’s socio-economic growth. Ms. Benonita Bismarck, the CEO of GSA, said the award was to recognize individuals and companies that played significant roles in the growth and development of the industry. It was also to acknowledge the key functions within the industry which promoted growth and sustainability. She announced that there was an 18 percent increase in demurrage payment in the first quarter of the year. That came to US$15.4 million dollars. Source: The New Crusading Guide

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Safety Advocacy Group, National Safety Campaign (NASACA) has slammed Midland Savings and Loans over the statement the company issued following the police brutality meted out to a customer of the company two days ago. The interdicted officer, Lance Corporal Fredic Amanor was exposed in a video assaulting, kicking and slapping a customer of the Shiashie branch of the company after ordering her to walk out of the banking hall because they have closed. His action angered social media users after the video went viral. The company issued a statement to apologize for the assault on the victim, Patience Osarfo. Midland assured customers of their safety in a statement that read: ‘’ ‘’the management of Midland Savings and Loans condemns in no uncertain terms the act of brutality meted out to a customer by a security officer at one of our branches. ‘’We wish to render an unqualified apology to the customer in question and the general public for the uncivilised act. We have reported the matter to the police for the necessary action to be taken to ensure our client gets justice. We want to assure the public that we are an institution that really cares about the welfare and safety of our customers.’’ But NASACA believes the statement by the company was an afterthought. They have also called for compensation for the assaulted victim and the grandchild. They have also called for the prosecution of staff of the company who were present when the incident occurred. Read Below full statement: They have also commended the Gender Ministry, the Police for the action taken so fat after the incident occurred. Press Statement: SHOULD MIDLAND TALK ABOUT CARE AND SAFETY? Following the so-called apology letter from the management of Midland Savings and Loans to the brutalized victim customer of theirs, Patience Osarfo, National Safety Campaign (NASACA) want to ask, does the company has the right to talk about care and SAFETY at this point in time? If the company is indeed one that care and consider SAFETY, why wasn't it realized in the staff members of its Shiashie branch where the vulnerable customer of theirs was bitterly suffered such kind of assault by a hired uniformed police officer? NASACA is of the view that the police officer, Corporal Godzi Frederick Amanor (Skalla) alone cannot stand trial, but the bank too whose employees looked on for the policeman to harass the poor nursing mother to that extent. It is a shame to the nation's security and a torture to entire womanhood. The need for a befitting compensation for the victims (mother and child) is also paramount. Thankfully, the ministries of Interior including its law enforcement arm, the police service, and Gender,Children and Social Protection are showing up in this unfortunate moment. As a police officer, society see no reason for him molesting someone, most especially, a woman. Worse of all, a nursing mother when he was to protect such per training and mandate. We ask that the institutions keep on their feet to ensure full course for justice to prevail. NASACA is by this condemning the barbaric act and is pleading with the entire womanhood to pardon it. Naturally, both the mother and her yet to attain three months old baby are not sound and are to be given special care to enable them recover from any form of possible trauma. Here, we call for the attention of the health sector. As a society, we are SAFETY minded in our own interest. Don't wait till it occurs ...signed... Daniel Asuku SAFETY advocate and President Christopher Biney Coordinator
Reports reaching Rainbow Radio indicates that a police guarding a bullion van has shot dead the driver of the bullion van at Odumase Krobo. According to reports, the bullion van is said to have run into a rowdy funeral procession while transporting bank notes. The Policeman guarding van in an attempt to restore order fired warning shots into the air. The officers warning shots mistakenly hit the driver of the bullion van and he died instantly on the spot.
Information Minister, Dr Mustapha Hamid has assured residents in Asawase that, no culprit would be left unpunished following the killing of some suspected robbers few days ago by the police. Government he announced will set up a committee to probe the matter and unravel the truth. “…the committee will do a thorough job and ensure that nothing is covered up. Whoever is culpable, blamable, it will be laid square and bare,” the Minister added. “Now everybody has committed. The families of the dead have committed that they will remain calm and give the investigative mechanism the opportunity to work. So we believe that going forward from today, there will be peace and calm as we wait on the setting up of the investigative committee to unravel what will happen. Indeed I told them in the meeting that the committee will do a thorough job and ensure that nothing is covered up,” the Information Minister added. He was speaking at a meeting between a government delegation, the Ashanti Regional Security Council, the Inspector General of Police, the Council of Imams and Zongo Chiefs in the Ashanti Region as well as the bereaved families. The IGP, David Asante Apeatu and some other government officials were chased out of the town by irate youth who have described the killing of the seven persons as a calculated attempt by the police.
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has revealed that a total of five hundred and seventy dams (570), and fifteen (15) warehouses are being constructed in the Upper East, Upper West and Northern Regions. According to President Akufo-Addo, Government is undertaking the construction of these critical infrastructure, especially the three Northern regions, for the enhancement of Ghanaian agriculture, and to create the conditions for all year-round farming. “It is long overdue and that is why we have committed ourselves to the programme of 1-village-1-dam, so that every part of the northern region of our country will have access to water and irrigation to be able to support farming all year round,” the President said. That is why, “this year, we are constructing 570 dams in the three northern regions, of which the Builsa area is getting twenty (20) – ten (10) for Builsa North, ten (10) for Builsa South. There are two in Sandema, two in Yaga, two in Chuchuliga, two in Sanyasi, and two in Kandema.” President Akufo-Addo made this known on Friday, 20th July, 2018, in Sandema, in the Builsa North district, when he interacted with the Chiefs and people of the district, at the end of his 2-day tour of the Upper East Region. The President told the Sandema Naba, Azaksuk Azantilow, that Government is also establishing 50 warehouses across the country to provide for storage for the output of farmers. He bemoaned the fact that, for far too long in the country’s history, farm produce rots because of the unavailability of storage facilities. “At the end of this year, when the fifty (50) warehouses are in place, that is also going to be a thing of the past. Five (5) of these warehouses are going to be constructed in the Upper East Region, of which Sandema will have one,” he added.
The Ghana Bar Association (GBA) is advocating for the prosecution of Lance Corporal Fredrick Amanor, the police officer who was captured on tape assaulting a customer of Midland Savings and Loans at is Shiashie branch. The GBA expressed shock at the incident and insisted that no Ghanaian should be subjected to cruelty. A Press statement signed by both the President, Benson Nutsukpui and the General Secretary, Justin A. Amenuvor of GBA said security officers who under the pretense of maintaining peace and order attack, abuse and dehumanise citizens must not escape the arm of the law and victims of such brutalities must receive justice. “GBA is appalled that a police officer, whose primary duties include ensuring the safety of persons, should brutalise the very person he is duty-bound to protect, with such impunity. The Bar condemns in no uncertain terms the reprehensible and cruel conduct of the police officer,” said the GBA. Social media users were outraged at a video which went viral yesterday [Friday]. The police officer who had a gun strapped on the shoulder was seen slapping, kicking and dragging Osafo Patience, a customer of the Savings and Loans Company. He was arrested on orders of the IGP Friday evening. He has since been interdicted, a statement from the police stated. He will face prosecution. The police statement read:‘’ No. 50260 Lance Corporal Godzi Frederick Amanor is in police custody and being processed for Court on all applicable criminal charges. He has also been interdicted and his uniform and all other police accoutrements taken from him, pending internal disciplinary proceedings. Investigation has also commenced into the conduct of officials of the Midland Savings and Loans Limited, where the incident happened and all persons who are implicated would face the full rigours of the law.’’
The Police Administration has interdicted Lance Corporal Fredrick Amanor for assaulting a customer of Midland Savings and Loans, Shiahie branch. The gun wielding officer was captured on video brutally assaulting the customer of the company who had gone to the institution to withdraw her deposit. However, the financial institution was said to have closed and ordered the officer to escort the customer, Osafo Patience out of the banking hall. The scenario angered social media users who called for the prosecution of the police officer. He was subsequently arrested on orders of the IGP. The police later issued a statement identifying him as a Lance Corporal who is stationed at the police headquarters. A statement from the police said: ‘’ No. 50260 Lance Corporal Godzi Frederick Amanor is in police custody and being processed for Court on all applicable criminal charges. He has also been interdicted and his uniform and all other police accoutrements taken from him, pending internal disciplinary proceedings. Investigation has also commenced into the conduct of officials of the Midland Savings and Loans Limited, where the incident happened and all persons who are implicated would face the full rigours of the law.’’
Midland Savings and Loans Company has rendered an unqualified apology to the woman who was brutally assaulted by a police officer at the Shiashie branch of the company. The statement issued by management condemned the attack and indicated that they have reported the incident to the police for further action. The statement read: ‘’the management of Midland Savings and Loans condemns in no uncertain terms the act of brutality meted out to a customer by a security officer at one of our branches. ‘’We wish to render an unqualified apology to the customer in question and the general public for the uncivilised act. We have reported the matter to the police for the necessary action to be taken to ensure our client gets justice. We want to assure the public that we are an institution that really cares about the welfare and safety of our customers.’’ Meanwhile, the Minister of Interior, Ambrose Dery has expressed outrage at the attack on a nursing mother by a police officer at the Shiashie branch of Midland Savings and Loans Company. According to the Minister, he was horrified at the ‘’unacceptable behaviour’’ by the police officer. The Minister said he has directed the IGP, Asante Appeatu to take immediate effect because it was an unacceptable act by an armed police man to attacking an unarmed nursing mother. The Minister believes the police man should be dismissed if it is established that the police officer acted unprofessionally. The Minister further noted that, from what he has seen in the video, the police office had no right to have assaulted the nursing mother. Social media users have been angered after a video exposing a police officer abusing a customer of Midland Savings and Loans Company went viral. The viral video captured the officer whose name has been given as Fredrick Amanor, kicking, slapping and dragging the customer who was carrying her baby on the floor in the banking hall. According to sources, the lady had gone to the bank to withdraw her deposit of GHc250. However, management of the bank reportedly ordered the police officer to escort the customer out of the banking hall because they had closed. Users on social media are demanding for justice for the victim. Others have demanded for the immediate interdiction and prosecution of the officer who they claim abused his office and dragged the name of the police administration in the mud. Meanwhile, the police officer has been arrested following an order by the IGP.
The Minister of Interior, Ambrose Dery has expressed outrage at the attack on a nursing mother by a police officer at the Shiashie branch of Midland Savings and Loans Company. According to the Minister, he was horrified at the ‘’unacceptable behaviour’’ by the police officer. The Minister said he has directed the IGP, Asante Appeatu to take immediate effect because it was an unacceptable act by an armed police man to attack an unarmed nursing mother. The Minister believes the police man should be dismissed if it is established that the police officer acted unprofessionally. The Minister further noted that, from what he has seen in the video, the police officer had no right to assault the nursing mother. Social media users have been angered after a video exposing a police officer abusing a customer of Midland Savings and Loans Company went viral. The viral video captured the officer whose name has been given as Fredrick Amanor, kicking, slapping and dragging the customer who was carrying her baby on the floor in the banking hall. According to sources, the lady had gone to the bank to withdraw her deposit of GHc250. However, management of the bank reportedly ordered the police officer to escort the customer out of the banking hall because they had closed. Users on social media are demanding for justice for the victim. Others have demanded for the immediate interdiction and prosecution of the officer who they claim abused his office and dragged the name of the police administration in the mud. The Midland Savings and Loans Company has also offered an unqualified apology to the nursing mother and condemned the action by the police officer. In the course of the action, the gun of the police officer which was strapped on his shoulder fell off as well as his communication gadget. He later made an attempt to hit the woman with his gun. Meanwhile, the police officer has been arrested following an order by the IGP. The police officer could be dismissed because his action is gross misconduct, PRO for the service, SP David Eklu has said.
Social media users have been angered after a video exposing a police officer abusing a customer of Midland Savings and Loans Company went viral. The viral video captured the officer whose name has been given as Fredrick Amanor, kicking, slapping and dragging the customer who was carrying her baby on the floor in the banking hall. According to sources, the lady had gone to the bank to withdraw her deposit of GHc250. However, management of the bank reportedly ordered the police officer to escort the customer out of the banking hall because they had closed. Users on social media are demanding for justice for the victim. Others have demanded for the immediate interdiction and prosecution of the officer who they claim abused his office and dragged the name of the police administration in the mud.
The Managing Director of Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL), Mr John Dekyem Attafuah, has said that the company will carry out a series of simulation exercises, involving about 1000 volunteers, to test the operational readiness of the new terminal 3 at Kotoka international Airport (KIA). He said this during his opening remarks at the just ended 12th Routes Africa Conference held at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra. ‘Currently, daily operational trials are being done on all equipment installed in the terminal and in the coming weeks, GACL will conduct simulation exercises to test the operational readiness of the terminal prior to the commencement of full operations,’ he said. According to Mr Attafuah, GACL will be conducting two simulation exercises, on different dates, to enable contractors and airport authorities address any shortfalls that may arise. ‘We have two major simulations coming up and when successful, we will know whether we are ready to open the new terminal.” The exercise will involve volunteers playing the role of arriving and departing passengers who will be facilitated through the terminal. The simulation exercises will be conducted with support from all agencies and stakeholders operating at the airport.
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