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AGLOTLED Donates Food and Educational Materials to Orphanage and Prison Camp

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The Association of Global Traditional Leaders in Development (AGLOTLED) has shown kindness to inmates at the Mother Care Orphanage in Agona Jacob and the Osamkrom prison camp in Ghana. The non-profit organization donated assorted food items, educational materials, and provided hot packed meals to the Mother Care Orphanage. AGLOTLED’s founder, Nana Afia Siraa Ababio III, said the organization’s goal is to support underprivileged persons, prison inmates, and orphans in society.

The association’s “read one book a week” project aims to inspire academic excellence among the inmates of Mother Care Orphanage. Nana Ababio stressed the need to provide support for underprivileged children to put smiles on their faces. The Queen mother of Werempe Division of Berekum Traditional Area called on Ghanaians to join hands with AGLOTLED to alleviate the suffering of needy children.

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Ms Georgina Mbil Afriyie, Assistant Manager of the orphanage, expressed gratitude to AGLOTLED for their kind gesture and appealed to other organizations and private individuals to assist in the upkeep of the inmates. She also highlighted the challenges facing the orphanage, including payment of utility bills, workers’ salaries, and healthcare of the inmates. Ms Afriyie lamented about the recent disconnection of power supply to the home by ECG, which had compelled the inmates to sleep without electricity for some weeks.

At the Osamkrom prison camp, AGLOTLED made a similar donation to support the upkeep of 200 inmates. However, the head of technical and servicing, Superintendent Richard Baffoe-Bonnie, expressed concern about the inadequate structures to accommodate the inmates. He appealed to the government and NGOs to provide assistance to the prison camp. Superintendent Baffoe-Bonnie also reiterated the lack of accommodation for officers and appealed to the government and private individuals to provide bungalows for staff.

For the most part, AGLOTLED’s donation is commendable, as it shows the need to support the less privileged in society. The donation of educational materials is especially important, as it can help inspire academic excellence among the inmates. However, the challenges facing the Mother Care Orphanage and Osamkrom prison camp highlight the need for more support from the government and private individuals. NGOs like AGLOTLED can provide temporary relief, but long-term solutions require the intervention of the government. It is essential to address issues of inadequate structures, accommodation, and access to basic amenities like electricity and healthcare to provide a better life for the inmates.

 

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The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has launched two mobile applications in the Ningo-Prampram District to help in the collection of data on sanitation issues, and gender-based violence. The two mobile apps are “Let’s Talk” and “CleanApp Ghana,” respectively, for reporting gender-based violence and sanitation. Mr. Alex Boateng, the Assistant Statistician for the Ningo-Prampram District Assembly (NIPDA), explained that the district was among the 30 selected for citizen-generated data collection using the app. Mr. Boateng explained that with the app, his outfit would be able to gather the needed information on the two critical issues. He added that getting data for progress reports and policy formulation purposes was always met either scanty or no appropriate information. Ms. Abigail Miwornunyie, a member of the technical team for the implementation of apps in the district, gave a demonstration on how the “let’s talk” app works. She said it could be downloaded from the Google Play Store or assessed using the mobile code *800*818#. Ms. Miwornunyie, who is also a Senior Nursing Officer, Public Health, encouraged the public to report violence against them or those perpetrated against others, adding that the app operates under the Data Protection Act 2021 (Act 843) and the Statistical Service Act 2019. She said some of the gender-based violence that could be reported in the app included sexual harassment, physical assault, denial of basic needs, restriction of movement, sexual assault, and rape, among others. She said the report could be done in text or audio in different languages, adding that toll-free numbers of relevant institutions, such as the police, were also available on the app for reporting such cases for redress. Mr. Samuel Amey, Statistical Planning Officer, Ghana Education Service, and a technical member of the implementation team, on his part, urged residents to use the code *920*58# or the “CleanApp Ghana” app to report waste issues to the district assembly and service providers. Mr. Amey added that reporting a waste issue accompanied by a picture would enable the local waste issue to be solved while providing information on how bad the waste situation is in an area for a long-term solution to be found. He said reports of non-collection of refuse could be reported through the app or code on both household and communal waste bins. Mr. Bernard Mats Yingura, the Ningo-Prampram District Coordinating Director, who launched the apps, said data collections help in shaping policies to improve the situation on gender-based violence and sanitation issues in the district. He therefore urged assembly members and committee members in the district to own the project and sensitize their community members on the importance of collecting the data. Mr. Al-Latiff Tetteh Amanor, Ningo-Prampram District Chief Executive, on his part commended the GSS for the apps, saying they would help solve data-related issues, which he noted was one area of concern for his outfit. Start with a suitable SEO filled blog title. Rewrite the News Article to be original devoid of plagiarism, like a Ghanaian seasoned blogger. The article should be independent of the former one with important points and messages retained. Start each point in a different paragraph . The article should be 300 words or more longer. Use the phrase “For the most part” or “in a nutshell” instead of “in conclusion” when you want to round your points.
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Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has launched two mobile applications, Let’s Talk and CleanApp Ghana, aimed at tackling sanitation issues and gender-based violence in the Ningo-Prampram District. The district is among the 30 areas selected for citizen-generated data collection using the apps. With the app, the Assistant Statistician for the Ningo-Prampram District Assembly (NIPDA), Mr. Alex Boateng, explains that his outfit will be able to gather the needed information on these two critical issues, which are usually scanty or inappropriate.

The Let’s Talk app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or accessed via the mobile code 800818#. A member of the technical team for the implementation of the apps in the district, Ms. Abigail Miwornunyie, explained how the app works. The app can be used to report gender-based violence such as sexual harassment, physical assault, denial of basic needs, restriction of movement, sexual assault, and rape, among others. The app allows reporting in text or audio, and toll-free numbers of relevant institutions, such as the police, are also available on the app for reporting cases of violence for redress.

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