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  • Written by: Prince Category: Ghana Published: 19 August 2019

    Prince Eli writes....

    NIA REGISTRATIONS, VOLTA REGION AS A TEST TUBE?

    Dear Prof Ken Attafuah,


    I hardly write official letters, so I will succinctly keep my letter in an embryonic state of grammar, I believe that will make it informal to your formal self as you read the test tube case of the Volta Region 


    I’ll start with the comments of Fo Atsu from Takla an ardent listener of KUUL 103.5 FM, Ho….


    ‘…. After all the taxes we pay, the State cannot make it convenient for us to get an identity as Ghanaians?... What would it have caused the state if it used monies to get more registration centers to limit the unending queues ?.... Why deny us the chance to have an identity? 


    In my practice as host of morning shows over the last 5years, the NIA registrations is one of the few issues that got unrepentant serial callers of both the ruling NPP and opposition NDC agreeing that the process was not fair.

     
    Ever since I hosted you on the 11th of July 2019 my personal phone, my producer’s and our studio lines received not less than 5 calls a day. These calls varied from complaints of late start of work, purported shortage of registrations forms, to demand for monies from registrants before registration forms are filled . 
    We at Kuul Fm have over the years served as a medium of transfer of many complaints for redress but such wasn’t the case in the NIA Registration as there was absolutely no one to speak to. We have called the National PRO ; Mr. Francis Pamldet (ACI), more than we had ever called any public relations officer. He responded once to our call on a lucky Thursday and to the innumerable that he cared less to return, the least said about them the better. In his ‘On air’ interview with us, he discounted the many concerns we had raised through our listeners and visits to the registration centers. The obvious ones of network failures he posited will be addressed. 
    Mr. Pamdetti indicated again in that interview that the average number of registrations to be completed at each center was 120 because each center should have 3 registration set ups, registering an average of 40 people. He however failed to mention a center that had met the 120 average target a day. Indeed the checks we run indicated that less than 90 people are registered a day. I wondered whether he was reading from a book written in his air-conditioned office far away in the National Capital or rendered a true account of the many struggles of a registrant. 


    The challenges were indeed innumerable; starting from the hijacking of the Out Patient Department of Ho PolyClinic by registration officers to the contribution of 5gh each by registrants at Adaklu Dave, to the death of another in Akatsi North. 
    Yes a death was recorded from an exercise that should have been stress free but for the ‘god’ nature of some officers. It is devasting to see pictures of the many other registrants who spent 5 nights keeping vigil at registration centers just to secure an identity card. The many mosquito bites and being drenched by early morning dew , might certainly result in some visits to the clinic; another preventable cost to the suffering National Health Insurance Scheme. The numbers that kept Vigil cannot be overemphasized, I counted more than 100 people at 4am at 4 different centers in Ho awaiting registration officers who will arrive 3 hours later only to attend to about 70 people, who have defied all odds and won many fights. This certainly sounds quite gross and unfair. 


    I still struggle to understand what lessons have been learnt from the exercise in Greater Accra as the director puts it. It will not be far fetched to say that no lessons have been learnt but people of Oti should not suffer the same ‘unlearning’ feat. 
    Prof on the KUUL Morning Show said the registration target is 85% of population above 15 years but was unable to mention the number of centers and locations designated for the exercise. He explained that the process of gazzetting these centers was underway which my listeners found rather strange. This list was released less than two days before the start of registration on the 22nd of July 2019(the reduction in registration date from 22nd July to 14 July was also announced a week before the exercise started) with many changes and reduction in registration centres without adequate public announcements. This certainly left people very confused. 
    And to further compound the confusion of many, the NCCE Director in the Volta Region asserted that there will be 350 registration centres across the region to achieve the 85% target. 


    A simple arithmetic will show that for the 19 days, only 798, 0000, people will be registered if the theoretical average of 120 registrations per day is even achieved. Volta Region has 1,305427 of its population above 15 years, this implies that about 303,612 will not be registered at the end of the entire exercise. Are they the many who kept Vigil yet were ignored by the many protocols, sex and bribery allegations?


    Prof. Kenneth Agyemang Attafuah, we were denied a month’s registration we complained but were harshly ignored and given an excuse of a ‘backup’ during the last week. May I humbly ask whether you knew that there will be 2 Public holidays reducing the 21 days to 19? What was the remedy? 
    Did your registration officers understand the value of respect in the Volta Region? The gust and arrogance with which they carried out this national assignment, leaves much to be desired. They need some lessons from ‘courtesy for boys and girls’ to be aware that they had inform the many registrants when they faced challenges especially the unending network failure. We tout ourselves as practitioners of decentralization, may you involve assembly members and opinion leaders in the process so that they better disseminate relevant information. 


    I end here wishing my grandmother, producer;Emefa Kings and the many pregnant women and aged who were never given preferential treatment as you promised all the best in the next year as regional centers are opened. Lest I forget; may the gentle soul of Fiamey Dzatugbui who died for the love of mother Ghana rest in perfect peace. To console her 4 children may there be a naming ceremony(clinic where she was confirmed dead) organised by Hon. Dr. Amuzu Sodoke; DCE for Akasti North on behalf of His Excellency in her honour.I cannot sign out without saying a word on my admiration of your beer glass from that coded location from which you gulped a bottle of chilled Origin while pregnant women stood under terrible weather conditions to get the famous Ghana Card. May you not forget to tell us after your nice time there that the people could still register after the mass registration exercise. 


    Your friend
    Prince Eli
    princeamevi@gmail.com

    source: facebook.com/prince.amevi/posts/10211847492341139

  • Written by: Gerald Category: Entertainment Published: 29 June 2019

    This is a Nigerian affair but since it has one of our own, Juliet Ibrahim in there, we cannot let it slide.

    Currently trending in Nigerian is rape allegations levelled against the Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) Worldwide, Biodun Fatoyinbo by one woman called Busola Dakolo.

    The CEO of Sapphire Group, COZA Bred, Adewale Aladejana aka Wale Jana sharing his opinion on the rape allegations wrote;

    “I just watched @busoladakolo video I know the world gets emotional the moment a woman mentions that she was raped but if you will take a minute to think objectively; the oldest way a woman can try to destroy a man is to accuse him of rape. Any man is guilty of this offence in the eyes of the public until otherwise and if she has a little social status like the wife of a struggling musician like @timidakolo it makes it look credible.

    Why is she doing this? Timi and wife are a pawn in a conspiracy and also because it will help him sell some records which he desperately needs to sell, they will also trend for a while, she has already opened unbroken.ng an online platform to cash in on the drama just like @esewalter and then its over! I am a proud COZA member and @biodunfatoyinbo is my father and he has been a blessing to millions of people all over the world. This time there will be no silence and since you want war, you will have it. If @biodunfatoyinbo has been a blessing to you, its time to speak up, don’t keep quiet!

    @timidakolo and @busoladakolo are not saints, she was a choir member and Timi was a choir leader in church when she got pregnant with her first baby, Timi denied that they weren’t having an affair and then she got pregnant the second time and that was when the church forced them to get married. This chorister was sleeping with her choir master and was a baby mama with two kids before they got married. These are morally bankrupt people and all that talk in the video will not hold water under cross examination. Another thing that bothers me is why all the people troubling the body of christ @daddyfreeze@timidakolo@busoladakolo@chudeity all attend a particular church

    Timi and Busola have a LOT of skeletons and they both live in glass houses and they are busy throwing stones. Its time to shatter this house of cards these people have built, its time to deal with cyber bullying and vague social media allegations and this couple will be the scape goats”.

    Our very own Juliet Ibrahim who wasn’t happy with Wale Jana’s opinion blasted him for “typing this selfish nonsense” on his page and added that he has “the mind of a rapist”.

    Wale Jana replied with a humiliating comment by revealing how Juliet Ibrahim came begging and kissing his ‘nyash’ in his store for a brand ambassador deal.

    Wale Jana replied; “lool I didn’t make you my ambassador after coming to kiss ass in my store I know it hurts”.

  • Written by: Gerald Category: Entertainment Published: 29 June 2019

    Ghanaian Afrobeat artiste, Michael Takyi Frimpong, popularly known as Lord Paper, has revealed that he is planning on producing another porn music video after a similar one for his hit single ‘Awurama’ a few years ago earned him notoriety in the Ghana music industry.

    According to Lord Paper, he will not shy away from such videos and will shoot more but with a different strategy.

    Lord Paper, who said he does not regret filming the Awurama video, said subsequent ones will be executed with a commercial focus.

    Speaking in an interview with Nana Kwesi Asare on the Big Show on Class91.3FM, Lord Paper said: “Definitely, I will do it once again; just that I will do things differently”.

    Explaining further, he said he knew the porn music video “would go far on social media but I didn’t know it was going to be that big”.

    He continued: “If I look back to 2016, I probably look at the pictures and I was like: ‘Wow, Okay’, I will redirect whatever I did and do it in a different style which won’t be like this, maybe I will commercialise it in a way that I can sell better than before”.

    Lord Paper shot to fame in 2016 after his release of the Awurama video which captured him in very explicit sex scenes with a vixen called Nana Yaa Jamaican.

    In 2018, Lord Paper visited Bishop Charles Agyinasare’s Perez Chapel International after he claimed that his friends and family had seen him dead in their dreams.

    He subsequently became a born-again Christian and gave his life to Christ.

  • Written by: Gerald Category: Entertainment Published: 29 June 2019

    The leadership of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) has postponed the election of its national executives for the union from June 26 to July 10, 2019.

    In a statement issued in Accra, the Chairman of the National Elections Committee, Smart Nkansah, said the decision to postpone the election was based on feedback and complaints the committee had received in relation to the voters’ register for the electorate.

    He also mentioned that the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana, charged with the supervision of the elections, was currently engaged with the limited registration of voters for the national elections for 2020.

    He assured members of the union of fairness and that the committee was working hard to ensure free and fair elections to the satisfaction of all contestants.

    The MUSIGA elections were scheduled for June 26 nationwide and it is the first time the union is exercising the universal suffrage for all card bearing members to exercise their franchise.

    In all, eight candidates are contesting for the presidency, 1st and 2nd vice presidents and general secretary.

    Three other positions – treasurer, organiser and welfare officer– are contested unopposed.

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  • Written by: Prince Category: Ghana Published: 19 August 2019

    Prince Eli writes....

    NIA REGISTRATIONS, VOLTA REGION AS A TEST TUBE?

    Dear Prof Ken Attafuah,


    I hardly write official letters, so I will succinctly keep my letter in an embryonic state of grammar, I believe that will make it informal to your formal self as you read the test tube case of the Volta Region 


    I’ll start with the comments of Fo Atsu from Takla an ardent listener of KUUL 103.5 FM, Ho….


    ‘…. After all the taxes we pay, the State cannot make it convenient for us to get an identity as Ghanaians?... What would it have caused the state if it used monies to get more registration centers to limit the unending queues ?.... Why deny us the chance to have an identity? 


    In my practice as host of morning shows over the last 5years, the NIA registrations is one of the few issues that got unrepentant serial callers of both the ruling NPP and opposition NDC agreeing that the process was not fair.

     
    Ever since I hosted you on the 11th of July 2019 my personal phone, my producer’s and our studio lines received not less than 5 calls a day. These calls varied from complaints of late start of work, purported shortage of registrations forms, to demand for monies from registrants before registration forms are filled . 
    We at Kuul Fm have over the years served as a medium of transfer of many complaints for redress but such wasn’t the case in the NIA Registration as there was absolutely no one to speak to. We have called the National PRO ; Mr. Francis Pamldet (ACI), more than we had ever called any public relations officer. He responded once to our call on a lucky Thursday and to the innumerable that he cared less to return, the least said about them the better. In his ‘On air’ interview with us, he discounted the many concerns we had raised through our listeners and visits to the registration centers. The obvious ones of network failures he posited will be addressed. 
    Mr. Pamdetti indicated again in that interview that the average number of registrations to be completed at each center was 120 because each center should have 3 registration set ups, registering an average of 40 people. He however failed to mention a center that had met the 120 average target a day. Indeed the checks we run indicated that less than 90 people are registered a day. I wondered whether he was reading from a book written in his air-conditioned office far away in the National Capital or rendered a true account of the many struggles of a registrant. 


    The challenges were indeed innumerable; starting from the hijacking of the Out Patient Department of Ho PolyClinic by registration officers to the contribution of 5gh each by registrants at Adaklu Dave, to the death of another in Akatsi North. 
    Yes a death was recorded from an exercise that should have been stress free but for the ‘god’ nature of some officers. It is devasting to see pictures of the many other registrants who spent 5 nights keeping vigil at registration centers just to secure an identity card. The many mosquito bites and being drenched by early morning dew , might certainly result in some visits to the clinic; another preventable cost to the suffering National Health Insurance Scheme. The numbers that kept Vigil cannot be overemphasized, I counted more than 100 people at 4am at 4 different centers in Ho awaiting registration officers who will arrive 3 hours later only to attend to about 70 people, who have defied all odds and won many fights. This certainly sounds quite gross and unfair. 


    I still struggle to understand what lessons have been learnt from the exercise in Greater Accra as the director puts it. It will not be far fetched to say that no lessons have been learnt but people of Oti should not suffer the same ‘unlearning’ feat. 
    Prof on the KUUL Morning Show said the registration target is 85% of population above 15 years but was unable to mention the number of centers and locations designated for the exercise. He explained that the process of gazzetting these centers was underway which my listeners found rather strange. This list was released less than two days before the start of registration on the 22nd of July 2019(the reduction in registration date from 22nd July to 14 July was also announced a week before the exercise started) with many changes and reduction in registration centres without adequate public announcements. This certainly left people very confused. 
    And to further compound the confusion of many, the NCCE Director in the Volta Region asserted that there will be 350 registration centres across the region to achieve the 85% target. 


    A simple arithmetic will show that for the 19 days, only 798, 0000, people will be registered if the theoretical average of 120 registrations per day is even achieved. Volta Region has 1,305427 of its population above 15 years, this implies that about 303,612 will not be registered at the end of the entire exercise. Are they the many who kept Vigil yet were ignored by the many protocols, sex and bribery allegations?


    Prof. Kenneth Agyemang Attafuah, we were denied a month’s registration we complained but were harshly ignored and given an excuse of a ‘backup’ during the last week. May I humbly ask whether you knew that there will be 2 Public holidays reducing the 21 days to 19? What was the remedy? 
    Did your registration officers understand the value of respect in the Volta Region? The gust and arrogance with which they carried out this national assignment, leaves much to be desired. They need some lessons from ‘courtesy for boys and girls’ to be aware that they had inform the many registrants when they faced challenges especially the unending network failure. We tout ourselves as practitioners of decentralization, may you involve assembly members and opinion leaders in the process so that they better disseminate relevant information. 


    I end here wishing my grandmother, producer;Emefa Kings and the many pregnant women and aged who were never given preferential treatment as you promised all the best in the next year as regional centers are opened. Lest I forget; may the gentle soul of Fiamey Dzatugbui who died for the love of mother Ghana rest in perfect peace. To console her 4 children may there be a naming ceremony(clinic where she was confirmed dead) organised by Hon. Dr. Amuzu Sodoke; DCE for Akasti North on behalf of His Excellency in her honour.I cannot sign out without saying a word on my admiration of your beer glass from that coded location from which you gulped a bottle of chilled Origin while pregnant women stood under terrible weather conditions to get the famous Ghana Card. May you not forget to tell us after your nice time there that the people could still register after the mass registration exercise. 


    Your friend
    Prince Eli
    princeamevi@gmail.com

    source: facebook.com/prince.amevi/posts/10211847492341139

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  • Written by: Gerald Category: Entertainment Published: 29 June 2019

    This is a Nigerian affair but since it has one of our own, Juliet Ibrahim in there, we cannot let it slide.

    Currently trending in Nigerian is rape allegations levelled against the Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) Worldwide, Biodun Fatoyinbo by one woman called Busola Dakolo.

    The CEO of Sapphire Group, COZA Bred, Adewale Aladejana aka Wale Jana sharing his opinion on the rape allegations wrote;

    “I just watched @busoladakolo video I know the world gets emotional the moment a woman mentions that she was raped but if you will take a minute to think objectively; the oldest way a woman can try to destroy a man is to accuse him of rape. Any man is guilty of this offence in the eyes of the public until otherwise and if she has a little social status like the wife of a struggling musician like @timidakolo it makes it look credible.

    Why is she doing this? Timi and wife are a pawn in a conspiracy and also because it will help him sell some records which he desperately needs to sell, they will also trend for a while, she has already opened unbroken.ng an online platform to cash in on the drama just like @esewalter and then its over! I am a proud COZA member and @biodunfatoyinbo is my father and he has been a blessing to millions of people all over the world. This time there will be no silence and since you want war, you will have it. If @biodunfatoyinbo has been a blessing to you, its time to speak up, don’t keep quiet!

    @timidakolo and @busoladakolo are not saints, she was a choir member and Timi was a choir leader in church when she got pregnant with her first baby, Timi denied that they weren’t having an affair and then she got pregnant the second time and that was when the church forced them to get married. This chorister was sleeping with her choir master and was a baby mama with two kids before they got married. These are morally bankrupt people and all that talk in the video will not hold water under cross examination. Another thing that bothers me is why all the people troubling the body of christ @daddyfreeze@timidakolo@busoladakolo@chudeity all attend a particular church

    Timi and Busola have a LOT of skeletons and they both live in glass houses and they are busy throwing stones. Its time to shatter this house of cards these people have built, its time to deal with cyber bullying and vague social media allegations and this couple will be the scape goats”.

    Our very own Juliet Ibrahim who wasn’t happy with Wale Jana’s opinion blasted him for “typing this selfish nonsense” on his page and added that he has “the mind of a rapist”.

    Wale Jana replied with a humiliating comment by revealing how Juliet Ibrahim came begging and kissing his ‘nyash’ in his store for a brand ambassador deal.

    Wale Jana replied; “lool I didn’t make you my ambassador after coming to kiss ass in my store I know it hurts”.

  • Written by: Gerald Category: Entertainment Published: 29 June 2019

    Ghanaian Afrobeat artiste, Michael Takyi Frimpong, popularly known as Lord Paper, has revealed that he is planning on producing another porn music video after a similar one for his hit single ‘Awurama’ a few years ago earned him notoriety in the Ghana music industry.

    According to Lord Paper, he will not shy away from such videos and will shoot more but with a different strategy.

    Lord Paper, who said he does not regret filming the Awurama video, said subsequent ones will be executed with a commercial focus.

    Speaking in an interview with Nana Kwesi Asare on the Big Show on Class91.3FM, Lord Paper said: “Definitely, I will do it once again; just that I will do things differently”.

    Explaining further, he said he knew the porn music video “would go far on social media but I didn’t know it was going to be that big”.

    He continued: “If I look back to 2016, I probably look at the pictures and I was like: ‘Wow, Okay’, I will redirect whatever I did and do it in a different style which won’t be like this, maybe I will commercialise it in a way that I can sell better than before”.

    Lord Paper shot to fame in 2016 after his release of the Awurama video which captured him in very explicit sex scenes with a vixen called Nana Yaa Jamaican.

    In 2018, Lord Paper visited Bishop Charles Agyinasare’s Perez Chapel International after he claimed that his friends and family had seen him dead in their dreams.

    He subsequently became a born-again Christian and gave his life to Christ.

  • Written by: Gerald Category: Entertainment Published: 29 June 2019

    The leadership of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) has postponed the election of its national executives for the union from June 26 to July 10, 2019.

    In a statement issued in Accra, the Chairman of the National Elections Committee, Smart Nkansah, said the decision to postpone the election was based on feedback and complaints the committee had received in relation to the voters’ register for the electorate.

    He also mentioned that the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana, charged with the supervision of the elections, was currently engaged with the limited registration of voters for the national elections for 2020.

    He assured members of the union of fairness and that the committee was working hard to ensure free and fair elections to the satisfaction of all contestants.

    The MUSIGA elections were scheduled for June 26 nationwide and it is the first time the union is exercising the universal suffrage for all card bearing members to exercise their franchise.

    In all, eight candidates are contesting for the presidency, 1st and 2nd vice presidents and general secretary.

    Three other positions – treasurer, organiser and welfare officer– are contested unopposed.

  • Written by: Gerald Category: Entertainment Published: 25 June 2019

    US-based Ghanaian actor Chris Attoh lost his wife Bettie Jenifer a little over a month ago in a very tragic way, as she was shot broad day light in Maryland, US.

    A lot has been said against Attoh since the brutal murder of his wife. Some have called him a gold-digger who married his late wife for money.

    Others too claim, he never loved the 46-year-old mother-of-two but married her just to spite his ex-wife, actress Damilola Adegbite.

    But Chris Attoh’s close friend and colleague, Fred Nuamah says the former genuinely loved his wife.

    According to Nuamah in an Instagram post, Chris believed Bettie was his second chance at love and is absolutely devastated over her death.

    Read his full post below..

    "When u know someone, really know someone then u know what they are going through when they are broken, as a brother Chris @chrisattoh always made his love for his wife known, he always believed she was his second chance at getting it right, they had plans for life, today he is a man without what he truly desires, never to hold her again.

    I know u miss her bro. U would have been a wonderful family, May God heal your heart and continue to keep you, She knows you loved her, she knows you are a good man and you did everything right by her. Rest In Peace Bettie! #toGodbetheglory

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Prince Eli writes....

NIA REGISTRATIONS, VOLTA REGION AS A TEST TUBE?

Dear Prof Ken Attafuah,


I hardly write official letters, so I will succinctly keep my letter in an embryonic state of grammar, I believe that will make it informal to your formal self as you read the test tube case of the Volta Region 


I’ll start with the comments of Fo Atsu from Takla an ardent listener of KUUL 103.5 FM, Ho….


‘…. After all the taxes we pay, the State cannot make it convenient for us to get an identity as Ghanaians?... What would it have caused the state if it used monies to get more registration centers to limit the unending queues ?.... Why deny us the chance to have an identity? 


In my practice as host of morning shows over the last 5years, the NIA registrations is one of the few issues that got unrepentant serial callers of both the ruling NPP and opposition NDC agreeing that the process was not fair.

 
Ever since I hosted you on the 11th of July 2019 my personal phone, my producer’s and our studio lines received not less than 5 calls a day. These calls varied from complaints of late start of work, purported shortage of registrations forms, to demand for monies from registrants before registration forms are filled . 
We at Kuul Fm have over the years served as a medium of transfer of many complaints for redress but such wasn’t the case in the NIA Registration as there was absolutely no one to speak to. We have called the National PRO ; Mr. Francis Pamldet (ACI), more than we had ever called any public relations officer. He responded once to our call on a lucky Thursday and to the innumerable that he cared less to return, the least said about them the better. In his ‘On air’ interview with us, he discounted the many concerns we had raised through our listeners and visits to the registration centers. The obvious ones of network failures he posited will be addressed. 
Mr. Pamdetti indicated again in that interview that the average number of registrations to be completed at each center was 120 because each center should have 3 registration set ups, registering an average of 40 people. He however failed to mention a center that had met the 120 average target a day. Indeed the checks we run indicated that less than 90 people are registered a day. I wondered whether he was reading from a book written in his air-conditioned office far away in the National Capital or rendered a true account of the many struggles of a registrant. 


The challenges were indeed innumerable; starting from the hijacking of the Out Patient Department of Ho PolyClinic by registration officers to the contribution of 5gh each by registrants at Adaklu Dave, to the death of another in Akatsi North. 
Yes a death was recorded from an exercise that should have been stress free but for the ‘god’ nature of some officers. It is devasting to see pictures of the many other registrants who spent 5 nights keeping vigil at registration centers just to secure an identity card. The many mosquito bites and being drenched by early morning dew , might certainly result in some visits to the clinic; another preventable cost to the suffering National Health Insurance Scheme. The numbers that kept Vigil cannot be overemphasized, I counted more than 100 people at 4am at 4 different centers in Ho awaiting registration officers who will arrive 3 hours later only to attend to about 70 people, who have defied all odds and won many fights. This certainly sounds quite gross and unfair. 


I still struggle to understand what lessons have been learnt from the exercise in Greater Accra as the director puts it. It will not be far fetched to say that no lessons have been learnt but people of Oti should not suffer the same ‘unlearning’ feat. 
Prof on the KUUL Morning Show said the registration target is 85% of population above 15 years but was unable to mention the number of centers and locations designated for the exercise. He explained that the process of gazzetting these centers was underway which my listeners found rather strange. This list was released less than two days before the start of registration on the 22nd of July 2019(the reduction in registration date from 22nd July to 14 July was also announced a week before the exercise started) with many changes and reduction in registration centres without adequate public announcements. This certainly left people very confused. 
And to further compound the confusion of many, the NCCE Director in the Volta Region asserted that there will be 350 registration centres across the region to achieve the 85% target. 


A simple arithmetic will show that for the 19 days, only 798, 0000, people will be registered if the theoretical average of 120 registrations per day is even achieved. Volta Region has 1,305427 of its population above 15 years, this implies that about 303,612 will not be registered at the end of the entire exercise. Are they the many who kept Vigil yet were ignored by the many protocols, sex and bribery allegations?


Prof. Kenneth Agyemang Attafuah, we were denied a month’s registration we complained but were harshly ignored and given an excuse of a ‘backup’ during the last week. May I humbly ask whether you knew that there will be 2 Public holidays reducing the 21 days to 19? What was the remedy? 
Did your registration officers understand the value of respect in the Volta Region? The gust and arrogance with which they carried out this national assignment, leaves much to be desired. They need some lessons from ‘courtesy for boys and girls’ to be aware that they had inform the many registrants when they faced challenges especially the unending network failure. We tout ourselves as practitioners of decentralization, may you involve assembly members and opinion leaders in the process so that they better disseminate relevant information. 


I end here wishing my grandmother, producer;Emefa Kings and the many pregnant women and aged who were never given preferential treatment as you promised all the best in the next year as regional centers are opened. Lest I forget; may the gentle soul of Fiamey Dzatugbui who died for the love of mother Ghana rest in perfect peace. To console her 4 children may there be a naming ceremony(clinic where she was confirmed dead) organised by Hon. Dr. Amuzu Sodoke; DCE for Akasti North on behalf of His Excellency in her honour.I cannot sign out without saying a word on my admiration of your beer glass from that coded location from which you gulped a bottle of chilled Origin while pregnant women stood under terrible weather conditions to get the famous Ghana Card. May you not forget to tell us after your nice time there that the people could still register after the mass registration exercise. 


Your friend
Prince Eli
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source: facebook.com/prince.amevi/posts/10211847492341139

Despite the availability of the energetic human and material resources for agricultural production,