Industries in Tema lament business challenges

Some industries in Tema Metropolis have urged the government, relevant ministries, and the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) to solve a slew of business difficulties in order for them to run smoothly and effectively.If these challenges were addressed, the business community would be in a better position to support the TMA and the government to address some developmental challenges in the communities they operated in.

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We will not tolerate you – Hearts of Oak owner tells Tema United over Konadu Yiadom saga

Hearts of Oak board member Vincent Sowah Odotei maintains that Joe Abu Salam has collected part payment of Konadu Yiadom’s transfer fee and that the club would not permit Tema United

Konadu Yiadom was officially signed by Hearts of Oak during the last transfer window.

Konadu Yiadom played thirty-one times for West African Football Academy last season, but reverted back to his former club Tema United after the expiration of his contract.

Joe Abu Salam, president of Tema United, says he regrets transferring Konadu Yiadom to Hearts of Oak over Asante Kotoko.

Vincent Sowah Odotei says they’ve made part payment to Tema United and reveals that Joe Abu Salam has maltreated Hearts of Oak over Konadu Yiadom’s transfer.

“He has taken part of the money for Konadu Yiadom. We will not stand for any blackmail. If you have taken part of the money, why do you make it look like he has not taken anything. We’ll not tolerate that,” he said on Asempa FM.

“If I tell you what Abu has done to Hearts over this Konadu matter, you will be shocked. Ask him if we owe him the players he brought to us. Abu should stay clear. We signed Konadu on a pre-contract as far back in April this year,” he revealed.

Hearts of Oak are preparing ahead of next season and are currently participating in the GHALCA Top 6 tournament.

By: Abdul Razak Salim

Source :Ghana Football

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Tema natives colorfully observe Homowo ‘Soobii.’

Residents and visitors in the Tema Central Business Area were drawn to the colourful observation of the ‘Soobii’ segment of the Ga Homowo yearly festival by cars honking and loud Ga traditional music blaring from speakers. ‘Soobii,’ which literally means “Thursday People,” is the day before the production of the festival’s unique cuisine, “Kpokpoi.”

It is a day that the natives welcome their relatives from rural communities in the traditional area and other parts of the country.

The women, dressed in matching clothes, sat at the edges of the doors of the taxi cabs, displaying and drinking from their green beer bottles as they danced in excitement.

The vehicles they were seated in moved slowly through the principal streets of Tema Community One.

The Soobii procession started from the Meridian enclave, the original settlement of the people of Tema before the creation of the harbour and their subsequent relocation to Tema Manhean.

This year’s Soobii procession had a new twist as a number of yellow painted Pragya tricycles were used in addition to the traditional taxis, and it was a day for the tricycles to visit the administrative area as their operations had been hitherto confined to Tema Newtown/Manhean areas.

At the premises of the Tema Metropolitan Authority (TMA), the women, accompanied by a few men got off their vehicles and danced Kpᾰ (a traditional dance in which they move gracefully, stamping their feet, raising their shoulders and swinging their hands) to the Kpᾰ lala (Kpa song) which is used to commend or criticise activities of people.

Mr Yohane Amarh Ashitey, the Tema Metropolitan Chief Executive, could not hide his excitement as the women sent the celebrations to the Assembly and joined in the singing and dancing as they placed a necklace of nyanyra leaves (Momordica Charantia) on his neck as a sign of blessings and honour from the people of Tema.

Asafoanye Naa Agbo I, a member of the Tema Traditional Council (TTC), explained to the Ghana News Agency in Tema that the observation of the Soobii originated from the olden days when they welcome back their relatives staying at far places such as Saasabi, Oyibi, and other villages, as well as those who had travelled out of the region or the country.

Asafoanye Agbo, who is also the representative of the Traditional Council at the TMA, added that they came in groups on vehicles, a depiction of what was done currently by the women, adding that the people of the town welcome them by shouting repeatedly “Soobii ebaee” to wit, Thursday People have arrived!”

She further said the night was for jubilation and merry making as the women would come together in their various clan houses to prepare the Kpokpoi, beginning from the eve of Friday.

On why the women preferred sitting on the doors of the vehicle instead of in it, she stated that it was for the fun of it adding that as a precaution the vehicles do not speed, while the organizers thought it wise to add an ambulance to the fleet to take care of any emergency.

Taking the GNA through other activities of the Homowo, she stated that ꬼmaa dumↄ (growing of corn/millet) was done during the Kplejoo Festival which ushers in the Homowo.

She added that closing of the sea for three days, and opening it with some traditional rituals, and fishing expedition by the two fishing quarters has also been done some days back.

Naa Agbo said there was also “ꬼↄↄ wala” (Life be unto you) which would be observed on Sunday morning when every native is expected to visit his or her clan home for peaceful settlement of any misunderstanding.

She indicated that the evening of the same Sunday would see people dressed in their best and visiting family and friends to dine and wish each other long life, good health, wealth, among others.

She further said a week after this, the traditional priestesses, adorned in their beautiful clothes and beads would entertain the people at the shrine of the traditional high priest with skilful dances.

She extended an invitation to residents of Tema and the public to join the natives to celebrate the Homowo as it provides a great opportunity to learn about the people hosting them in the harbour cum industrial city at the centre of the world.

source :GNA


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Assembly donates Mobility Aids to PWDs in Tema West

Ms Anna Naa Adukwei Addo, the Municipal Chief Executive for Tema West has donated mobility aids to Persons with Disability (PWDs) to empower them in their trading skills.

Addressing the gathering, Ms. Addo indicated that, the input of PWDs into Ghana’s growth was equally important and that the Municipal Assembly would continue to prioritize their needs in the municipality to function effectively.

The MCE said the Assembly would continue to create policies and opportunities for all by establishing members economically, to meet their needs, stressing, “our vision as an assembly is to empower these young men and women socio-economically and to integrate them in the society”.

She said from 2018 to 2022, through the collaboration of the Department of Social Protection, Community Development, and the Disability Fund Management Committee, the assembly registered 350 people living with disability in the municipality and was committed to assist PWDs to be self-sufficient without begging on the street for survival.

Receiving the items on behalf of beneficiaries, the representative of the Ghana Federation of Disability, Mr. Patrick Obeng expressed gratitude to the Assembly for the continuous support towards PWDs in the municipality.

He commended the Assembly for the relentless efforts to solve the problems of PWDs.

Mrs. Clara Sowah, Head of Department for Social Welfare stressed that everyone is relevant to and are entitled to be supported per the 1992 Constitution.

She advised PWDs to be smart and make use of the support they received to enable them to expand their businesses.

Mr. Samuel Awuku a beneficiary also thanked the Assembly, “God bless the MCE for her kind gesture and may God elevate and make the Assembly great”.

The event was graced by dignitaries from the National Council for Persons with Disabilities, Assembly members and dignitaries from across the municipality.


Girl, 15, gone missing at Tema

A 15-year-old girl Seli-Ann Amoako Atta has gone missing in Tema since Saturday, January 26, 2019.

According to mother of the missing girl, she took second-hand clothing for sale on Saturday and had not returned as of Sunday when she went to a police station to file a report.
She was to sell the cloths around Tema community 1.
The family in a police report asked for help to trace their daughter.

The development comes in the wake of serial reports of kidnapped girls across the country.
Meanwhile, the Gender Minister Cynthia Morrison has revealed the prime suspect in the series of kidnappings in Takoradi in the Western region has started talking to the police.
A Nigerian national who is believed to be the key suspect in police custody, Willis, has refused to speak since his arrest some weeks ago.
However, during a visit to the families of the kidnapped girls, Madam Morison said the suspect is now speaking up and claims the victims are alive.
“I am happy the culprit has started talking, that is what I wanted because I didn’t believe in he will not talk, he has to talk and he is talking. …According to them, he said they are still alive so let’s take it from there, we shouldn’t speculate,” she told the media.
Meanwhile, the Director-General of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Deputy Commissioner of Police, Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo Danquah, has assured families whose children have been kidnapped in Takoradi that they will soon reunite with them.

DCOP Tiwaa Addo Danquah said this in an exclusive interview with Empire News’ Emmanuel Ohene-Gyan after meeting with all the three families in separate meetings on Saturday, January 27th,2018.
The three (3) girls identified as Priscilla Blessings Bentum, Ruth Quayeson and Priscilla Mantebeah Koranchie were kidnapped between August and December were kidnapped at Kansawrodo, Butumagyebu (BU) and Nkroful respectively in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis.

Tollbooth attendant narrowly missed death at Accra-Tema Motorway

A liquid waste tanker nearly killed a toll collector on the ‘Accra-end-tollbooth’ of the Accra-Tema Motorway on Saturday, May 26, 2018.
The vehicle with registration number, GN 3569-16, was heading towards Tema from Accra when the accident occurred.
The incident, which occurred around 5:30pm on Saturday, destroyed portions of the tollbooth. No casualty was recorded.
The workers at the tollbooth and the driver of the accident vehicle declined to speak, but some hawkers who witnessed the accident explained to Prime News Ghana that, the vehicle, which was believed to have failed break, ran into a mental pillar right in front of one of the middle collecting booths, saving the worker.
A hawker, Ama Dankwa said, she was selling when she saw the vehicle coming towards them.
The hawker said had it not been the fact that the driver hit the metals with the vehicle, several people could have been injured or killed because there were several hawkers hawking at that moment.