Nomination for the 6th EMY Africa Awards is officially opened for entries. In what has been one of the most difficult and challenging years our generation has seen, some people have stood tall, braved the storm and made a difference.
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The search is on for the champions, the heroes, the breakthroughs, the iron men. Nominate them by filling the entry form on the official website- www.emyafrica.com.
The Annual EMY Africa Awards is a Father’s Day related event held annually to honour men who have demonstrated good values, have distinguished themselves in diverse fields of endeavor and who are committed to societal progress.
The last five editions have been very successful in bringing together some great and distinguished men and women in Ghana and beyond.
The Awards and its complementary events have been carefully designed to celebrate great achievements to inspire greatness in the youth. Celebrating responsibility, great endeavour and achievements are great ways to mentor younger ones to become better people for the good of society.
The awards have been running for the past 6 years and has become one of the most prestigious award events in Ghana and Africa.
All the award categories have been clearly defined on the website to make nominations easy. EMY Africa is happy to announce the introduction of new categories: Music Man of the Year, Actor of the Year and the Creative Arts Award. Closing date for nominations is Friday, 4th June, 2021.
In other news, Ningo Prampram lawmaker, Samuel George, says persons engaged in illegal mining otherwise known as ‘galamsey’ must be instantly executed via the firing squad.
Speaking on a Joy News panel discussion on Thursday, April 6, 2021, according to a report sighted on Ghanaweb, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) legislator expressed fear his children and “your children will not have portable water to drink” due to illegal mining.
“Today, you are even getting trouble getting water in your pipes because of galamsey. So, I don’t care [about] the person’s political party,” he stated.
If the person is NDC, if the person is a national executive of the NDC, arrest him and jail him. I believe that for the first time we should actually have the firing squad brought back,” Sam George added.
In the meantime, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) stated that the government will do what it pleases with seized galamsey equipment.
Dr Kwaku Afriyie said as earlier reported by YEN.com.gh that the government will continue to burn excavators being used for illegal mining when soldiers seize them.
He said those who do not agree with them burning the machines should feel free to drag them to court.
According to him, burning the machines is the best alternative to fighting illegal mining rather than seizing and keeping them.
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