Eastern Region Co-ordinating Council

Eastern Region Co-ordinating Council Eastern Regional Co-ordinating Council is one the Sixteen (16) Regional Co-ordinating Councils Ghana.

"WE MUST PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT AND ITS NATURAL RESOURCES" --EASTERN REGIONAL MINISTER.The District Mining Committees' ...
21/08/2023

"WE MUST PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT AND ITS NATURAL RESOURCES" --EASTERN REGIONAL MINISTER.

The District Mining Committees' functions as stipulated in section 92 of the Minerals and Mining Act, 2006 (Act 703), as amended are among other things to assist the district office of the Minerals Commission to effectively measure the quality of mining activities in each district with objectives, aimed at decentralizing, regulating and managing the mining activities in the country, inaugurated in the year 2022, to assist the District Minerals Commission to promote, monitor and develop mining operation in each districts, held a training of trainers workshop for the District Mining Committees and the Ghana National Association of Small-Scale Miners at Koforidua on 21st August 2023 to train them on proper mining methods which will not degrade the water bodies and the environment.

In an opening remark, Dr. John K. Krugu, the National Coordinator for Ghana Lanscape Restoration and Small Scale Mining Project, noted that, the District Mining Committees are to continue ensuring that their mandated duties that is to supervise the mining activities in their respective districts are done without fear or favor to help maintain healthy environments.

The Eastern Regional Minister, Hon. Seth Kwame Acheampong in a welcome address at the opening of a four-day Training of Trainers Workshop for members of the District Mining Committees and the Ghana National Association of Small-Scale Miners, expressed an appreciation and gratitude to the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources and partners for a continuous building capacity program
held for District Mining Committees and Small-Scale Miners in order to contribute meaningfully towards responsible mining in the country.

Hon. Seth Kwame Acheampong added that the expectation of the mining committees was to discharge their functions effectively and efficiently in collaboration with all stakeholders so that quality positive results will be achieved. He said by so doing, committee members would be contributing meaningfully towards responsible mining in the country.

In addition, the Eastern Regional minister noted that, the government remains committed to the fight against illegal mining and therefore the support of District Mining Committees as key stakeholders is needed to be able to win the fight.

The Eastern Regional Minister urged the participants of the training workshop to fully equip themselves with knowledge and skills which they would in turn pass on to small-scale miners and others at the local level.,

PEACE WALK HELD IN KOFORIDUA TO MARK THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FUORTH REPUBLICAN PARLIAMENT.Peace walk was held to mar...
15/08/2023

PEACE WALK HELD IN KOFORIDUA TO MARK THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FUORTH REPUBLICAN PARLIAMENT.

Peace walk was held to mark the 30th anniversary celebration of the fourth Republican Parliament in Koforidua.

The walk was spearheaded by the 2nd Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Andrew Asiamah Amoako and supported by the Eastern Regional Minister, Hon. Seth Kwame Acheampong, Omanhene of New Juaben Traditional Area, Daasebre Kwaku Boateng III, and selected Parliamentarians.

Citizenry of the Eastern Region joined the walk which started at the Regional Coordinating Council through some of the most scenic routs in Koforidua with the aim of promoting wellness and good health among staff and stakeholders.

In addition to the walk were fun sporting activities for participants to enjoy.

2ND DEPUTY SPEAKER AND ENTOURAGE HAVE PAID COURTESY CALL ON OMANHENE OF NEW JUABEN TRADITIONAL AREA.Hon. Andrew Asiamah ...
15/08/2023

2ND DEPUTY SPEAKER AND ENTOURAGE HAVE PAID COURTESY CALL ON OMANHENE OF NEW JUABEN TRADITIONAL AREA.

Hon. Andrew Asiamah Amoako, the 2nd Deputy Speaker of Parliament of Ghana and entourage have paid a courtesy call on Daasebre Kwaku Boateng III, the Omanhene of New Juaben Traditional Area as part of the activities marking the thirty (30) years of uninterrupted Democracy under the fourth Republic.

Hon. Asiamah Amoako emphasized the essentiality in celebrating the 30 years anniversary of the fourth Republican Parliament noting its smooth running, devoid of discontinuous of its functioning which has caused the stability of the core mandate of the fourth Republican Parliament.

He lauded the Omanhene and his sub chiefs for contributing their quota in ensuring the abiding of the laws that Parliamentarians make to ensure peace and development in the country.

On his part, the Omanhene of New Juaben Traditional Area, Daasebre Kwaku Boateng III, extended his felicitations to the Parliamentarians for the journey thus far and urged them to continue the good work done by both minority and majority in Parliament which constitute good democracy.

EASTERN REGIONAL MINISTER ATTENDS 60TH ANNIVERSARY LAUNCH OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY TRAINING COLLEGE, KOFORIDUAThe Kofori...
07/08/2023

EASTERN REGIONAL MINISTER ATTENDS 60TH ANNIVERSARY LAUNCH OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY TRAINING COLLEGE, KOFORIDUA

The Koforidua Nursing and Midwifery Training College has launched its 60th anniversary of the college at the college's hall under the theme "sustaining and scaling up excellence in Nursing and Midwifery education emphasizing our commitment to advancing healthcare through quality education".

The principal of the college, Mrs. Mary Lamisi Bozombil noted in the welcome address that, the college has trained individuals who are making great impact in the society in various fields.

She said the college will not relent on building on the past legacy to realize the continuous development of the college.

Delivering his address, the Eastern Regional Minister, Hon. Seth Kwame Acheampong congratulated the college for its unwavering commitment to advancing healthcare through quality education which has shaped the region's healthcare system.

Hon. Minister noted that sustaining and scaling up excellence in nursing and midwifery education is a necessity as part of ever-evolving healthcare demands and emerging complexities since the decision taken shapes the trajectory of healthcare in the region for the next generation.

Hon. Seth Kwame Acheampong therefore called on all stakeholders, healthcare institutions, development partners, present and past students at the college and policy makers to join in the transformative endeavor for sustaining and scaling up excellence in nursing and midwifery education that will advance healthcare provision.

Delivering the speech on behalf of the Omanhene of New Juaben Traditional Area, Daasebre Kwaku Boateng III, the Oyoko Chief Nana Osei SempeII lauded the college for the momentous milestone and urged them to continue to achieve greater success for the development of the region.

He assured the college of the New Juaben Traditional Council's support for its growth from strength to strength.

The Regional Minister presented 20 pieces of streetlights to the
college to improve the security level in the college.

"GOOD CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS ARE ABSOLUTE NECESSITY"- EASTERN REGIONAL MINISTERThe 5th Annual Education Consultation of the P...
01/08/2023

"GOOD CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS ARE ABSOLUTE NECESSITY"- EASTERN REGIONAL MINISTER

The 5th Annual Education Consultation of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana had been held in Koforidua to deliberate on the strength, opportunities and the challenges in the operations of the various Presbyterian Schools in country, to provide solutions that would enhance quality educational system resulting in the improvement in teaching and learning skills.

Rt. Rev .Prof. Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mantey noted quality education with discipline have always been the Churches' hallmark and that the Church would not succumb to that in the ensuring of quality educational service delivery.

He said as Jesus Christ was the light of the world, so must the managers of their various schools portray same in their respective schools.

The Deputy Minister for Education in Charge of TVET, Mrs. Gifty Twum Ampofo mentioned that education is the apex of every Country and therefore needs maximum attention. She continue that, managers of the Presbyterian schools should endeavor to improve on the supervision of quality teaching and learning skills for the realization of excellent results from the pupils and the students.

She urged parents to instill discipline in their wards, directing them on the right path so that their wards would achieve their desired success in the near future.

The Eastern Regional Minister, Hon. Seth Kwame Acheampong noted that the Presbyterian Church has always remain in the forefront of establishing quality educational institutions and the training of resource personnel for almost two centuries.

Hon. Acheampong emphasized that good Christian schools are an absolute necessity in that they help shape and serve the society in diverse ways. He continued that, it produces morally conscious individuals with regard for humanity and life.

The Regional Minister lauded the Presbyterian Church and urged them not to relent on their quality educational service delivery.

The Omanhene of New Juaben Traditional Area, Daasebre Kwaku Boateng III, lauded the Presbyterian Church for an enviable positive administrative skill and urged them to work extra miles to achieve success for the benefit of the region and the nation at large.

The program was attended by Rev Ministers of the Presbyterian Church, Omanhene of New Juaben Traditional Area, Deputy Education Minister in Charge of TVET, the Regional Director of Education, managers of the various Presbyterian schools in Ghana, students and woman class of the Presbyterian Church.

UPHOLD THE GOOD LEVEL OF PROFESSIONALISM IN THE EX*****ON OF YOUR DUTIES - EASTERN REGIONAL MINISTER.Customs Staff Assoc...
31/07/2023

UPHOLD THE GOOD LEVEL OF PROFESSIONALISM IN THE EX*****ON OF YOUR DUTIES - EASTERN REGIONAL MINISTER.

Customs Staff Association held their Second (2nd) National Delegate Congress in Koforidua with the theme, "Promoting the culture of knowledge sharing to enhance border security and revenue collection: the role of Customs Staff Association and Management".

Madam Mary Ann Okunnor, Sector Commander for Koforidua collections, in her remarks said the idea of merging Customs with GRA was to realize an increase in the revenue collection for socio economic development in the country.

She said their work which is very crucial will always be delivered per their occupation's mandate without fear or favor.

Nana Yaw Annor Boateng II, Nsinnea Hene of the New Juaben Traditional Area noted that without tax payments, the government would not be capable to build the nation. He added that citizenry should pay their taxes with gladness to promote the growth of the nation.

The Eastern Regional Minister, Hon. Seth Kwame Acheampong delivering the welcoming address, noted that, as revenue collectors, it is imperative to deepen the flow of information among themselves, as well as collaborating with their counterparts in the neighboring Countries especially at the Boarder to ensure effective and efficient revenue collection.

Hon. Seth Kwame Acheampong emphasized the need to pay taxes to enable the government honor developmental needs of nationalists such as construction of good roads, access to potable water, among others.

He further entreated the Customs Staff to uphold the good level of professionalism in the ex*****on of their mandated duties, devoid of temptation to engage in unprofessional conduct which would tarnish their image and also have negative impact on the progress of the nation.

Hon. Seth Kwame Acheampong urged them to always remain focused on the realization of the vision and mission of their occupation by working harder to always meet the expectations of their job.

WORK HAND IN HAND WITH THE MUNICIPAL AND DISTRICT ASSEMBLIES TO SHORE UP PERFORMANCE- EASTERN REGIONAL MINISTERThe  Muni...
24/07/2023

WORK HAND IN HAND WITH THE MUNICIPAL AND DISTRICT ASSEMBLIES TO SHORE UP PERFORMANCE- EASTERN REGIONAL MINISTER

The Municipal and District Education Directors in the Eastern Region have signed a Performance Contract with the Regional Directorate of Education of the Region.

This is done yearly to ensure Municipal and District Directors of Education efficiently discharge their mandated duties to realize progress in the performance of the education sector in the region.

In the welcome address, Mrs. Ivy Asantewa Owusu mentioned that directors are to ensure they supervise the progress of the schools under their jurisdictions so that quality work would be done.

She added that teachers must encourage the students to improve their learning abilities and own their result devoid of examination malpractices.

Delivering the speech on behalf of the Eastern Regional Minister, Hon. Seth Kwame Acheampong, the Regional Co-ordinating Director, Mr. John Donkor, said without the support of the teachers, government's resolve to provide quality and accessible education cannot be achieved. He lauded the education directorate for a good performance as they ensure that the children who are the future leaders of the country are trained properly to take up their rightfull position in society in the near future. He continued that, challenges been faced by the directorate are being addressed to gradually for effective and efficient service delivery.

He entreated the Municipal and District Education Directors to take note of the key performance indicators and work together with all the stakeholders in their respective Municipalities and Districts to achieve the set deliverables.

It was emphasized by Hon. Minister through Mr. Donkor, that the directorate should work hand in hand with the Municipal and District Assemblies to shore up performance in order to realize best WASSCE and BECE results.

EASTERN REGIONAL MINISTER ATTENDS THANKSGIVING MASS IN RESPECT OF 40 YEARS PRIESTLY ORDINATION ANNIVERSARY OF BISHOP AFR...
17/07/2023

EASTERN REGIONAL MINISTER ATTENDS THANKSGIVING MASS IN RESPECT OF 40 YEARS PRIESTLY ORDINATION ANNIVERSARY OF BISHOP AFRIFAH-AGYEKUM.

The Eastern Regional Minister, Honorable Seth Kwame Acheampong on 17th July 2023, attended the 40th Priestly Ordination anniversary of the Catholic Bishop of Koforidua Diocese, Most Rev. Joseph Afrifa-Agyekum, at St. George Catholic Cathedral, Koforidua.

Delivering the Semon which was taken from JOHN 21:15-17, the Catholic Archbishop of Cape Coast, Most Rev. Charles Gabriel Angela Palma Buckle urged the congregation to whole heartedly accept and follow Christ and do His will irrespective of each other's position.

He indicated that, living a Christ-like life means to live, care, minister and to do good to others as Christ did. He further admonished all the Priests to follow Jesus Christ's steps by seeking and saving the
lost souls.

The 40th Priestly Ordination anniversary was attended by representatives of all the forty-seven (47) Parishes in the eastern region, Catholic Priests, Brothers and Sisters of the Catholic church, representatives from the Regional Cor-ordinating Council, Nananom and well wishers of Most Rev. Joseph Afrifa-Agyekum.

"ABIDE BY THE TENETS OF YOUR PROFESSION"- EASTERN REGIONAL MINISTER.The Seventh Day Adventist College of Education which...
14/07/2023

"ABIDE BY THE TENETS OF YOUR PROFESSION"- EASTERN REGIONAL MINISTER.

The Seventh Day Adventist College of Education which was established on 26th October, 1962, has held its 13th congregation ceremony at the college's chapel on 13th July 2023, with the theme " Empowering the 21st Century Teacher with Technology and Life-long Learning Skills: The Role of Colleges of Education".

Delivering the speech on behalf of the Eastern Regional Minister, Hon. Seth Kwame Acheampong, the Regional Co-ordinating Director of the Eastern Regional Co-ordinating Council, Mr. John Donkor extended the Eastern Regional Minister's warm felicitations to the graduands and admonished that education is the bedrock of development of every country which ensures the acquisition of knowledge and skills which enables individuals to improve the quality of their lives.

He emphasized that the graduands must carry out their duties with humility and pride, recognizing the fact that they go to the world as teachers who naturally care for their students, saturated with selflessness and compassion.

Prof. Yayra Dzakadzie, Director of Tertiary Education who delivered the speech on behalf of the Education Minister, noted that education is the pivot upon which the nation's progress is built. She therefore admonished them to work professionally for the development of the region and the nation at large.

She said the role of colleges of education goes beyond technical competence, that it includes instilling in the teachers the lifelong skills which is vital to adapt to an ever-evolving landscape, to critical thinkers, creative problems solvers, effective communicators, and empathetic leaders.

The Omanhene of New Juaben Traditional Council, Daasebre Kwaku Boateng III who delivered the speech on behalf of the Chiefs and the people of the New Juaben Traditional Area and on his own behalf, congratulated the graduands for their hard work by studying hard to realize their long awaited dream.

He thanked the management of SDA College of Education for their immerse contribution to the development of education system in the region and the nation at large.

The 13th congregation ceremony had a total number of 380 graduands in the area of B.Ed Early Grade Education, B.Ed Primary Education, and B.Ed JHS Education with overall best student being a female named Abigail Baidoo.

Awards were given to deserving graduands who had worked harder.

The ceremony was attended by nananom, parents, past and present students and the general public.

STAKEHOLDER CONSULTATION ON ELECTRIC VEHICLE POLICY AND IMPLEMENTATION FRAMEWORKThe Ministries of Transport and Energy i...
14/07/2023

STAKEHOLDER CONSULTATION ON ELECTRIC VEHICLE POLICY AND IMPLEMENTATION FRAMEWORK

The Ministries of Transport and Energy in collaboration with the Eastern Regional Cor-ordinating Council on Monday 10th July 2023, held a one-day stakeholder consultation on electric vehicle policy and its implementation in the Conference Hall of the Regional Co-ordinating Council. The objective of the consultation was to shift away from petrol and diesel fuels to a finer alternative to reduce carbon emissions in the country. This would lead to the improvement in health condition in humans while promoting clean energy usage.

In his welcome address, the Eastern Regional Minister, Hon. Seth Kwame Acheampong noted that, the alarming rate of carbon emission from the transport sector was very high and needs an urgent attention to reverse the negative trend.

The Hon. Minister added that the Region was strategically positioned to hold such an important national engagement aimed at harnessing ideas from diverse backgrounds to develop a workable solution to address contemporary problems confronting the nation.

The Deputy Minister for Energy, Hon. Herbert Krapa, in a remark stated that transportation remains a major contributor to carbon emissions globally and added that Ghana must have a suitable and sustainable transportation system going forward which is free from carbon emissions to the use of more efficient energy sources. He emphasized the need for electric vehicles in place of internal combustion engines that would help reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

He said the government is determined to achieve near-zero carbon emissions by the year 2070 and that the transport sector remains top priority for that vision.

In a statement, the Minister for Transport, Hon. Kwaku Asiamah, noted that the transport sector was vital to a robust economy and key to social cohesion.

The Transport Minister hinted that, his ministry has acquired support from the Climate Technology Centre Network and the UNEP Copenhagen Centre on climate change based in Denmark to ensure the country tackles air pollution due to the use of fossil-fuel vehicles.

Hon. Asiamah noted that, it was necessary that Ghana was left behind to ensure that the country does not become a dumping ground for fossil-fuel vehicles.

The program was attended by various transport corporative unions, institutions and agencies, the traditional authorities and heads of various departments.

EASTERN REGIONAL MINISTER ATTENDS A CONFERENCE ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF  AfCFTA PROJECT AT KOFORIDUA.African Continental...
11/07/2023

EASTERN REGIONAL MINISTER ATTENDS A CONFERENCE ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF AfCFTA PROJECT AT KOFORIDUA.

African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) has been launched in the Eastern Region to create awareness on the National AfCFTA Policy Framework and action Plan for Boosting Ghana's Trade with African countries. The primary objective for the launch was to create awareness, inform stakeholders and business communities on the processes and procedures for trading under AfCFTA, sensitizes MSMEs, identify local companies that have the capacity to trade under the AfCTFA to be supported under the National Coordination Office's Market Expansion Project.

Delivering the welcome remarks, the Eastern Regional Minister, Hon. Seth Kwame Acheampong noted that, the establishment of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) has indeed opened up new horizons and paved the way for unprecedented economic cooperation and integration. He continued that the region must harness its resources and leverage on its strengths in order to propel Ghana's trade relations with other African partners to new heights.

The Hon. Minister mentioned that, Eastern Region is uniquely positioned to play an apex role in realizing the objectives of the AfCFTA with the strategic location, abundant natural resources and a vibrant entrepreneurial spirit, the region is poised to become a thriving hub of trade and commerce in the country.

Dr. Fareed Arthur, the National Coordinator for AfCFTA in his opening address noted that, AfCFTA was established after a decision was taken by African Heads of States and Government of the African Union to establish a free trade area that seeks to boost intra-African trade by creating a single African market for the free movement of goods, services, persons and capital, which is expected to progressively eliminate tariffs, as well as other non-tariff constraints on intra- African trade, making it easier for businesses in Ghana to trade within the continent and explore endless opportunities.

He emphasized that businesses in Ghana will have access to cheaper raw materials from across Africa, to feed their factories as well as access to regional and continental value chains.

Mr. John Donkor, the Regional Cor-ordinating Director of Eastern Regional Cor-ordinating Council noted in a presentation that the region is ready to participate in the AfCFTA project for the growth of the region.

The conference which was held in Capital View Hotel, Koforidua, had in attendance, representatives from Exim Bank, Ghana Export Promotion Authority, Ghana Standard Authority, Ghana Enterprise Agency, Ghana Free Zones Authority, Koforidua Technical University, AGI, Ghana Union of Traders Association, various market queens and heads of departments, institutions and agencies.

EASTERN REGIONAL CO-ORDINATING COUNCIL HOLDS IT FIRST 2023 COUNCIL MEETINGIn accordance with Section 191(1) of the Local...
06/07/2023

EASTERN REGIONAL CO-ORDINATING COUNCIL HOLDS IT FIRST 2023 COUNCIL MEETING

In accordance with Section 191(1) of the Local Governance Act of 2016(Act 936), the Eastern Regional Co-ordinating Council has held its first council meeting of 2023, at the RCC Conference Hall to deliberate on matters pertaining to the region.

Addressing the region's Municipal District Chief Executives (MDCEs), Presiding Members, and Heads of Departments, the Eastern Regional Minister, Hon. Seth Kwame Acheampong, commended the Security Agencies in the region for their hard work in maintaining peace in the region. He continued that his leadership will continue to work with all stakeholders to ensure the maintenance of public safety, peace and security in the region.

Hon. Seth Kwame Acheampong noted that, several interventions and workshops on education such as The Southern Sector Workshop on Complementary Education Agency was held in the region aimed at highlighting the transition of the Complementary Education Agency (CEA) from the Non- Formal Education Division (NFED) were organized to improve the outcome of the sector.

The Hon. minister inform the Council that the Audit Committees of organizations with the Ghana Health Service in the region were inaugurated to perform their mandatory roles of advice on internal controls, risk management and governance processes in accordance with section 86 of the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921).

On Agriculture, the Hon. minister stated that, the region has benefited from several flagship programs and other food security interventions.

Hon. Seth Kwame Acheampong noted that, twenty-nine (29) feeder Roads projects have been paved, 120.70 kilometers roads have had Rehabilitation and some have had asphaltic overlays completed.

The Hon. minister informed the house that , the 2023 Green Ghana Project witnessed a massive participation of all stakeholders.

"PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE OF EDUCATION IS THE MOTHER OF ALL COLLEGES OF EDUCTION IN GHANA"-HON. YAW OSAFO MARFOThe Presbyter...
05/07/2023

"PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE OF EDUCATION IS THE MOTHER OF ALL COLLEGES OF EDUCTION IN GHANA"-HON. YAW OSAFO MARFO

The Presbyterian College of Education (PCE) has celebrated 175th anniversary of its establishment on 1st July 2023 at the College's Assembly Hall, at Akwapim Akropong, with the theme " 175 years of Holistical Education, Honoring Our Past, Celebrating the Present and Reshaping the Future", was attended by the Presidential Advisor of the Republic of Ghana, Hon. Yaw Osafo Marfo, the Eastern Regional Minister, Hon. Seth Kwame Acheampong, the Deputy Education Minister in charge of TVET education, Hon. Gifty Twum Ampofo, HRM Oseadeyo Kwasi Akufu III the Okuapehene, representatives from the Presbyterian Church, staff of the college, alumni of the college and students of the college, making a joyous moment.

Hon. Yaw Osafo Marfo, the Presidential Advisor of the Republic of Ghana on behalf of His Excellency the President of the Republic of Ghana, President Akuffu Addo congratulated the College for attaining 175 years since its establishment.

He noted that the school is contributing in equipping teachers with modern pedagogy strategies and techniques which improves management and ensuring students learn and benefit from it at the end of their studies.

The Deputy Minister of Education in charge of TVET education, Hon. Gifty Twum Ampofo noted that some of the high profile personalities in the Country like Chief Justice Nii Armah Olenu, Ephraim Amu and many others had been trained by Presbyterian College of Education.

HRM Oseadeyo Kwasi Akufu III extended felicitations to the College for attaining 175 years since its establishment and promised the College of his continuous support in developing it.

MARTYRS' DAY-EASTERN REGIONAL MINISTER JOINS EASTERN BAR ASSOCIATION, JUDICIARY TO REMEMBER THE THREE JUDGES MURDERED.Th...
30/06/2023

MARTYRS' DAY-EASTERN REGIONAL MINISTER JOINS EASTERN BAR ASSOCIATION, JUDICIARY TO REMEMBER THE THREE JUDGES MURDERED.

The Eastern Regional Minister, Hon, Seth Kwame Acheampong in his remarks, mentioned that, forty-one years ago, on July 1st 1982, the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation reported that , three high Court Judges and a retired Army Officer had been indentured and murdered during the curfew hours of June 30th 1982.

He noted that, never again will such an incidence happen in the Country.

The Hon, minister joined the Eastern Bar Association and the Judiciary on the 41st remembrance service held in the integrity of the three high court judges, murdered in cold blood in1st July 1982. The names of the martyrs are Mr. Justice Fred Poku Sarkodee, Mr. Justice Kwadwo Agyei Agyepong and Mrs. Justice Ceceilia Koranteng Addow.

The remembrance service held in the Koforidua Ascension Presbyterian church had Mr. Francis Polly, the Reginal President, Eastern Bar Association, Koforidua, Mr. Justice Senyo Amedahe, Justice of the High Court, Koforidua, Mr. Justice Nana Yaw Gyamfi Frimpong, Nananom, students, and the woman class of the Presby church, the clergy in attendance.

Wreaths were laid in the honor of the three martyrs by Hon. Seth Kwame Acheampong and two other judges.

BE TRUE AND FAITHFUL TO ALLAH-EASTERN REGIONAL MINISTEREid-Al-Adha, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, is the seco...
29/06/2023

BE TRUE AND FAITHFUL TO ALLAH-EASTERN REGIONAL MINISTER

Eid-Al-Adha, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, is the second of the two Islamic Festivities to commemorate the obedience of Prophet Ibrahim to Allah and his readiness to give his son Ismail to Him (Allah) by way of sacrifice.

Hundreds of Muslims in and around Koforidua trooped to the Koforidua Central Mosque to partake in the Eid-Al-Adha festival with colorful outlook. The regional prayers took place at the Central Mosque in Koforidua on Wednesday, 28th June 2023.

The Eastern Regional Deputy Chief Imam, Imam Ali Abubarka Abdallah who led the Muslims in prayer, thanked Allah for protecting them through the year and pleaded Allah to adhere to their supplication.

Imam Abubarka admonished the Muslim community to embrace and respect each other's differences, fostering inclusivity and acceptance in the society.

He urged the youth to desist from tarnishing the image of the Islamic religion by way of negative acts.

In a statement made on behalf of the Eastern Regional Minister, the New Juaben South Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Isaac Appaw-Gyasi urged the Muslims to be true and faithful to Allah and called on Muslims to continue to pray for peace currently prevailing in the country.

A sheep was slaughtered at the prayer grounds to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim being commanded by Allah to sacrifice his son
Ismail to Him.

The Muslims left the Mosque with the hope that, their supplications had been granted.

MUSLIM COMMUNITIES IN KOFORIDUA RECEIVE FOOD ITEMS FROM THE REGIONAL MINISTER.The Muslim communities in the Central Mosq...
26/06/2023

MUSLIM COMMUNITIES IN KOFORIDUA RECEIVE FOOD ITEMS FROM THE REGIONAL MINISTER.

The Muslim communities in the Central Mosque, Tijanias, Alsuna and Ahamadias all of Koforidua have received from the Eastern Regional Minister, Hon. Seth Kwame Acheampong, various food items: 65 bags of rice,45 gallons of oil, 4 rum and sum of money to support the up coming Eid-ul-Adha festival.

The Hon. minister urged the Imams to continue to contribute their quota to the development of the region and the country as a whole.

He promised them of the government's continued support to them and that the government have them at heart.

The Imams lauded the government and the Hon. minister for such a kind gesture.

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