YOUTH CHALLENGED NOT TO IGNORE THE BOOMING OPPORTUNITIES IN M&E AT GMEF 2017.

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PHOTO: Some of the participants with organizers and leaders of GMEF.

In a recent of series of fora across Ghana, The Ghana Monitoring & Evaluation Forum (GMEF), a Network of over 40 Professionals engaged in the promotion and the use of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) in policy planning and program implementation called on the youth to show more interest in the study and practice of M&E.

This was held at the University of Ghana Graduate Business School-Legon under the theme “YOUTH PARTICIPATION IN M&E: TRENDS, PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES”.

GMEF’s objectives are to share insights and experiences in M&E, support continued M&E education, promote evidence-based decision-making, establish a national M&E repository and to become the National M&E evaluator.

Speaking at the event, Mrs. Dede Bedu-Addo the National Co-ordinator of GMEF stressed on the importance of M&E and how it contributes to sustainable development whiles expressing worry as to how many of the youth have acquired the capacity to become an M&E professional.

On advising the youth, Mrs. Dede Bedu-Addo said M&E is a career which is of need in almost every industry and organization that exists in Ghana, from MDA`s/MMDA`s Planning and Monitoring Departments, Research Departments and Institutions, CSO`s/NGO`sS among others.

She urged the youth to take up the challenge of shifting from their ‘comfort’ zones to take up the feat of pursuing courses in M&E in addition to their field of study which would enable industries and organizations absorb them.

Other speakers spoke on the numerous organizations which are in constant need of M&E professionals urged the youth to take advantage of the thousands of advertisements for M&E professionals in our dailies indicating that M&E is a critical area of development which is fast becoming a very important and highly sought after profession to be ignored by the youth.

 

Sultan Nuhu Mohammed.

Accra, 21st-October-2017

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THE POSTAL SERVICE RELEVANT OR NOT?

The other day,  there was a heated discussion on the Radio but one of the panelists was so firm on his point that the #Postal services was irrelevant to this age of the internet.

I laughed in my head and wondered why anyone would hold this view. But just as the saying goes, “opinions are like noses,  everyone has one”. Despite this,  I think he was entirely wrong with that assertion that the postal services are irrelevant.

He failed to realise that despite the huge importance of the internet to communication, it has only come to compliment the postal services, helped to broaden the scope and medium of communication.

To refresh your memory a bit, in the 1920s, when Radio was first introduced into the world ( later in the 1950s Radio broadcast began in Ghana) people held the view that it has come to dislocate the print media services.

Similar views were also raised concerning the advent of Television,  that the end of Radio as a medium of communication was to die off slowly because Television seemed almighty.

Now we observe that  both views did not hold water. In fact Radio came to compliment the Print media, the same way Television came to help champion the distribution of information to the general public.
The role of the postal services is as relevant even today as the internet is.

Perhaps you  do not often purchase their services, so does it mean it is an irrelevant services provider?

Absolutely no.

In most cases we must not be overly emotional especially when it comes to  expressing some of these views. Over exaggerating and generalisation is not fun at all.

We have been using the postal services for quite some time now and thousands of people across Ghana use their services.

It is not a useless service neither is it dead,  it is very active and useful because it is where I receive and send letters and parcels from and to people overseas.

Opinions are like noses indeed!

#Ghanapost #GhanapostalService #PostalService #CommunityOneTema

GA -WEST COUNCIL OF ZONGO CHIEFS LAUNCHED.

The National Council of Zongo Chiefs yesterday launched its Ga West District chapter, first of its kind during a grand durbar organised at Amasaman, the district capital of the Ga-West Municipality.

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Distinguished Zongo Chiefs of the Ga West Council of Zongo Chiefs

Dignitaries present at the event included the Mufti of Ghana, His Eminence the National Chief Imam, Doctour Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, Turkish Ambassador to Ghana-HE Nesrin Bayazit, the honourable Minister for Inner City & Zongo Development-Boniface Abubakar Saddique, the honourable Member of Parliament for the Trobu constituency who also doubles as the Deputy Majority Chief Whip in Parliament-Moses Anim, National President of the council of Zongo Chiefs- Sheikh Abdul Kadir Tahir, among other dignitaries graced the occasioned.

It was named “The Ga West Council of Zongo Chiefs”, which by their constitution includes all Chiefs who represent the Zongo communities within the Ga west District of the Greater Accra Region. The mandate of the National Council of Zongo Chiefs as narrated by its PRO Alhaji Chief Moro Babangida spelt that it is a non-partisan organisation established with the motive of championing the welfare of the Zongo communities.

He stated that, prime among their visions is to act as an arbitration body to quickly resolve impasse among the Zongos, to establish sustainable youth empowerment programmes, women empowerment schemes and to tackle sanitation challenges faced the Zongos.

Chairman of the Ga-West Council of Zongo Chiefs, Chief Alhaji Hamidu Bukari detailed of some the accomplishments of their young organisation.

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Chief Alhaji Hamidu Bukare-Chairman of The Ga-West Council of Zongo Chiefs

  1. Peaceful resolution of some chieftancy impasse within the Ga-West district.
  2. Acquisition of an ultra-modern palace for their council meetings.
  3. A 4 acre land to be used as cemetery for Muslims within the Ga-West district among others.

He appealed to both the Member of Parliament and the Minister for Inner City & Zongo development to continue supporting them in their effort to make the Zongos a better place.

The Minister in his speech commended the Chiefs and people of the Ga-West district for their exemplary role in the development of Ghana.

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Hon. Moses Anim on behalf of the Chiefs and people of Ga-West thanked the Turkish government for their unceasing support to the Ghanaian government and the Muslim community. He appealed to the Ambassador for more of thse benevolent acts on behalf of the Muslim community in Ghana.

1st October, 2017

Amasaman (Ga-West)

Sultan Nuhu Mohammed.

 

GO BACK TO KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOM.

Islam through Prophet Mohammed (PUBH) came to teach CIVILIZATION to Savage Arabians and a Savage world. Today, it is even more evident that humanity must follow up on those Books of KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOM (THE HOLY QUR’AN AND THE LIFE EXAMPLE OF PROPHET MOHAMMED) which calls mankind to a beautiful CIVILIZATION and PEACE to a world that has gone completely out of order. This is in-fact the only redemption for humanity.

Indeed Sankofa (going back to knowledge and wisdom) is not an abomination.

News of former prime Minister of Britain who is notoriously known for his disastrous invasion of predominantly Muslim countries , destabilizing and eventually murdering the Lybian Leader Muamar Ghadaffi has hinted of search for True peace through the Glorious Qur’an.

He bears witness that the Holy Qur’an and other Islamic literature are on his everyday reading list.

Visit this site to read more on  what he said in his answers to the press.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2002883/Tony-Blair-reads-Koran-day-stay-faith-literate.html

in the video below the former British Prime Minister Tony Blair takes full responsibility for victimising together with his allies Muslim countries and renders an unqualified apology for theri evils done to millions of innocent helpless people.

HOW TO KNOW YOUR CELLPHONE NUMBER ON THE VARIOUS TELECOS.

I’m in at least 10 whatsApp groups, most of them happen to be political platforms though, but there are this two which are strictly an IT related groups. I am very proud of them because of the sanity that prevails there courtesy the no-nonsense administrators.

In these groups alot of people seek assistance from people who might have answers to their queries. One question which often repeats itself  in almost all of these platforms happen to be IT related, and its specifically on Telecommunication shortcodes. 

People often either  forget or are unable to memorize their phone numbers and thus they ask about how to know them without having to call other lines to get to know it.

Here are the shortcodes of the various Telecos for checking your own cell phone number. At least they are short and can easily be memorised.

With time I shall update this with other necessary codes which are often not readily available.

TO CHECK YOUR NUMBER DIAL THESE SHORTCODES.

VODAFONE *127#
MTN *156# 
TIGO * 505 * 4 * 2# 
AIRTEL *703# 
GLO 1244