Kurt Okraku sworn in as GFA President

first_imgChief Executive Officer of Dreams FC, Kurt E.S Okraku has been sworn in as the new president of the Ghana Football Association.Kurt now fills the vacant GFA Presidential seat previously occupied by Kwesi Nyantakyi who left office in 2018 after he was implicated in the corruption exposé in Ghana football by investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.Okraku led the elections from the very first to the last round. In the first round he had 44 votes.He polled 59 votes in the second round needing just one vote to win the elections.George Afriyie, who polled 40 votes in the first round improved to 43 votes but was still well behind Kurt Okraku.Nana Yaw Amponsah saw his votes tally slashed from 27 in the first round to 16 in the second.However, as delegates were voting in the third round, George Afriyie conceded, saying he was “a unifier and a team player who works for football.”In the third round, Okraku was endorsed by 93 delegates.Kurt Okraku thus becomes the 7th GFA President since 1992 and the 24th in the Association’s history.Kurt Okraku will now serve a maximum of two four-year terms in office following the adoption of the new statutes of the GFA at September’s Extraordinary CongressThe new statutes were approved with an almost unanimous endorsement from the delegates.The newly elected Executive Council members were also sworn into office with the new president of the Ghana Football Association.last_img read more

Accident on U.S. 160 this morning

first_imgSumner Newscow report – Anyone driving through Wellington this morning realized about everyone was on the highway between 7 and 8 a.m.An accident occurred on U.S. 160 between Penny’s Diner and the Oak Tree Inn just east of the Woodlawn intersection. Please use caution as police work the accident this morning. Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Gregg Popovich ’embarrassed as a white person’ to watch ‘lynching’ of George Floyd

first_imgMORE: Popovich rips ‘deranged idiot’ Donald Trump, other politiciansFloyd, a 46-year-old black man, died May 25 in Minneapolis after a white police officer knelt on his neck for over eight minutes. The officer, Derek Chauvin, faces charges of second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. The three other officers at the scene were charged with aiding and abetting murder and manslaughter. All four officers were fired.”In a strange, counterintuitive sort of way, the best teaching moment of this recent tragedy, I think, was the look on (Chauvin’s) face,” Popovich said. “For white people to see how nonchalant, how casual, just how everyday-going-about-his job, so much so that he could just put his left hand in his pocket, wriggle his knee around a little bit to teach this person some sort of a lesson — and that it was his right and his duty to do it, in his mind.” “It’s got to be us that speak truth to power, that call it out no matter the consequences. We have to not let anything go. Our country is in trouble and the basic reason is race.”#SpursVoices pic.twitter.com/uTyOIzGnTg— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) June 6, 2020Popovich said it’s time for white people to help lead a change after “black people have been shouldering this burden for 400 years.” “The only reason this nation has made the progress it has is because of the persistence, patience and effort of black people,” he said. “The history of our nation from the very beginning in many ways was a lie, and we continue to this day, mostly black and brown people, to try to make that lie a truth so that it is no longer a lie. And those rights and privileges are enjoyed by people of color, just like we enjoy them.”So it’s got to be us, in my opinion, that speak truth to power, and call it out, no matter what the consequences. We have to speak. We have to not let anything go.” When Spurs coach Gregg Popovich watched George Floyd’s death on video, it reminded him of what he’d seen in history books. He didn’t expect to see it in 2020.”I think I’m just embarrassed as a white person to know that that can happen,” Popovich said in a video on the Spurs’ Twitter account. “To actually watch a lynching. We’ve all seen books, and you look in the books and you see black people hanging off of trees, and you are amazed. But we just saw it again. I never thought I’d see that, with my own eyes, in real time.”last_img read more

WaterAid Launches Solid Waste Management Project

first_imgWASH Stakeholders at the launch of the project.–Project focuses on sanitation in Greater MonroviaThe British charity WaterAid has launched a sanitation project aimed at addressing issues of solid waste management in Greater Monrovia and its immediate environs.The garbage situation in Greater Monrovia is alarming, resulting to the need for stakeholders to jointly develop and strengthen a comprehensive solid waste management strategy.The Sanitation Project is intended to support Greater Monrovia for the Development of a Sustainable Municipal Solid Waste Strategy.WaterAid Regional Director, Mariame Dem stressed the need for collaborative efforts in addressing sanitation challenges in Montserrado County.Madam Dem called on stakeholders to put into practice lessons learned from other countries, to improve Solid Waste Management in Liberia.World Bank Liberia Operations Officer, Ester Rojas-Garcia called on stakeholders and government to ensure that a sustainable framework is developed for solid waste management.Madam Garcia urged solid waste stakeholders and government to put in place financial strategies, to aid the country when donors leave.The Program Director of Cities Alliance, Vijay Parmor said if Liberia fails to develop a solid waste management framework, the situation could create a challenge for the nation.Parmor said that Paynesville City Corporation (PCC) and the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) have herculean tasks in tackling solid waste issues.He said that his organization will work with WaterAid to develop the capacity of Community-Based Enterprises in collecting waste in Greater Monrovia.Parmor also said sanitation issues can be properly handled through the capacity building of Community-Based Enterprises.Panelists at the launch called for more technical and logistical support when it comes to solid waste management in Liberia. Jefferson Nyandibo, president of the National Waste Management Association of Liberia, said that in order to improve solid waste management, there should be a review of existing policy on waste management.Robena Vincent and Abraham Garneo of the PCC and MCC said that new innovations should be adopted in solid waste management in Montserrado County.The project, named under the title, “Supporting Greater Monrovia for the Development of a Sustainable Municipal Solid Waste Strategy,” will focus on developing framework to tackle the issues of waste management.The project is designed partly based on critical findings of an Urban Scoping Study, commissioned by WaterAid in 2017.The Study identified four critical areas ranging from the lack of a regulatory leader and robust sector-driven approach, disproportionate investment in WASH components, limited community engagement, weak monitoring and evaluation systems.The proposed project by WaterAid identifies the need to invest in urban waste management due to the demand, current gap analysis, and the identification tools for the change needed to unlock challenges in achieving urban WASH targets.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more