Thursday, March 21, 2019

Happy FM, Ghana’s number one sports station, has presented a proposed amendment to the status of football administration in Ghana to the Normalization Committee.

This forms part of the station’s efforts to sensitize, demystify and ensure the smooth running of sports administration in Ghana.

The delegation, made up of Ohene Bampoe Brenya, host of Happy FM’s ‘Anopa Bosuo’ morning sports show; Austin Ampim, Director of Finance at Global Media Alliance Broadcasting Company (GMABC); Jerry Ofori, Head of Events at GMABC and Nii Ogbamey Tetteh, Public Relations Account Manager at GMABC, on March 20, 2019 presented the proposed amendment to Alex Asante, Ag. FA General Secretary at the GFA office in Accra.

Presenting the report to the Ag. FA General Secretary, who received it on behalf of the chairman of the Normalization Committee, Dr. Kofi Amoah,  Ohene Bampoe Brenya stated that for close to 9months, Happy FM’s ‘Anopa Bosuo Sports’ has been championing a campaign dubbed ‘Nkontabuo’. This campaign focuses on promoting transparency and accountability in sports,  following the famous  Number 12  exposé by ace investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

He added that the recommendation forms part of the findings from the project.

“As part of the ‘Nkontabuo’ campaign, Happy FM recently had a public forum with some stakeholders in the sporting fraternity to deliberate on issues affecting the game and how these issues can be addressed. As the number one sports station in Ghana, we thought it wise to sum up all the recommendations that have been made during this 9-month project and submit it to the Normalization Committee with the hope that it will go a long way to change the sport in Ghana,” Brenya said.

On his part,  Alex Asante, Ag. FA General Secretary commended the station for its bold step to put together the document and urged other stakeholders in the sporting fraternity to emulate the gesture.

“This is what the NC has been saying every time. Bring your recommendations and let us deliberate on them in order to make football administration in Ghana strong again. This document has been received and the NC will definitely look at it,” Mr. Asante said.

As part of its mandate from FIFA, the NC has been tasked to review the status of the FA.

The ‘Nkontabuo’ project is sponsored by StarGhana with funding from UK aid (DFID), DANIDA and EU.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

US based gospel singer and minister, Herty Corgie made a donation to the Dzorwulu Special School on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 in a bit to lend support to the government run facility which caters to the needs of students with special needs.
Corgie, who is a budding musician is based in the US state of Maryland with her husband and children but keeps keen interest in happenings in her Ghana home country.
It is on her recent visit that she opted to lend a helping hand to the Dzorwulu Special School based in Dzorwulu where she resided while in Ghana.
Items presented to the school include packs of fizzy drinks, gallons of cooking oil, bags of rice, bags of sachet water, detergents, toilet papers, cartons of canned tomatoes, canned fish and a few other items.
Assistant headmaster of the school, Freddie Tetteh who received the items expressed gratitude calling on other non-governmental organisations and philanthropists to support the school with nutritious items and educational materials.
He submitted the 160 students in the school are trained to possess skills they can use to earn a keep when they graduate from the school adding the students are trained in agriculture, carpentry, car washing, sewing, bead making and cooking of local dishes.
The special educators who instruct the students in education are drawn from the University of Ghana, University of Cape Coast and the University of Education, Winneba – UEW.
Mr. Freddie Tetteh of the school receiving the donated items from Madam Herty Corgie 
Mr. Tetteh stated as a government run boarding facility, they enjoy subvention from the state as well as a beneficiary of the free education scheme. He however pointed out that the school could do with instructional materials as the students require a one-on-one interactional mode of knowledge transfer as they don’t fare well with abstract teaching. The teaching and non-teaching staff number about 45 and while some stated they had apprehension dealing with the students, they’ve since learned to adapt and wouldn’t have it any other way.
Intellectual disability (ID) is characterized by below-average intelligence or mental ability and a lack of skills necessary for day-to-day living. People with intellectual disabilities can and do learn new skills, but they learn them more slowly.
Herty Corgie supported by her Herty Corgie Music team after the donation mentioned her ‘GraceFoundMe’ nonprofit organisation registered in the US about the two years ago supports humanitarian projects both in Ghana, the US and other countries like Haiti. The Ghanaian coordinators; Faustina Ofori Armstrong and Lebene Adjoyi were in session for the donation as was emerging music act, Carl Clottey.
Corgie in the weeks ahead will release two new tunes whiles staging the Overflow Concert on June 2, 2019 at the Grace2Grace Centre in Maryland, USA.
Source: www.blakkpepper.com

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