Presidential Advisor Warns on Cash Handouts

Ghana secured their place in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations final with an emphatic 3-0 win over Equatorial Guinea at the Nuevo Estadio de Malabo on Thursday evening.

Goals from Mubarak Wakaso and brothers Jordan and Andre Ayew helped the West Africans to their ninth Afcon final.

The win for Ghana sets up a repeat of the 1992 Afcon final which saw the Ivory Coast come out trumps following a lengthy penalty shootout.

After what was a frantic start, viagra the game settled with chances few and far between in the opening half hour.

Andre Ayew posed an early threat, salve while Emilio Nsue and quarterfinal hero Javier Balboa looked menacing for the hosts, medications with the Equatorial Guinea duo almost linking up for the opener in the 19th minute.

Having done well to beat the offside trap, Nsue was left frustrated as he failed to direct his diving header on target from a precise Balboa free-kick.

Nzalang Nacional goalkeeper Felipe Ovono, who has been one of the standout players at this year’s tournament, was at fault as Ghana were awarded a golden opportunity to open the scoring in the 41st minute. The Deportivo Mongomo gloves man was adjudged to have brought down Kwesi Appiah inside the area.

Jordan Ayew, who replaced the injured Asamoah Gyan in the starting XI, duly slotted the ball into the back of the net.


Things went from bad to worse for the host nation moments later as Wakaso doubled the Black Stars’ lead in first-half stoppage time.

With Equatorial Guinea pushing bodies up field in search of the equaliser, Ghana broke from a cleared corner-kick.

Christian Atsu proved to be the main protagonist once again, with the on-loan Everton winger bursting down the left flank before setting up Celtic midfielder Wakaso, who took one touch in-field before firing into the back of the net.

Andre Ayew and Appiah were guilty of missing glaring opportunities soon after the break, but Ghana would eventually grab their third in the 75th minute through Andre Ayew.

With Ovono stranded, Appiah regathered possession having missed an initial chance before teeing up the Marseille midfielder, who prodded in from close range.

The game was delayed for over a half-an-hour with eight minutes remaining as the Ghanaian fans were forced to retreat to the pitch with the home fans throwing missiles.

When play finally resumed a mere three minutes of stoppage time was added. Ghana successfully saw out the extra few minutes to book their place in the final.

The final will be played at the Estadio de Bata on Sunday, 8 February.

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By Zadock Amanyisa in Buhweju

The people of Buhweju have been urged to stop the mentality dependency on government or presidential handouts.

The remarks were made by the Special presidential assistant for general duties in charge of Buhweju affairs, check Mrs. Alison Ayetoranire while speaking at the inauguration ceremony of St. Mark church of Uganda Rubengye parish in Nsiika archdeaconry on Thursday.

Mrs. Alison said that the district still faces a lot of challenges which need to be urgently tackled in order to enhance the utilization of the development opportunities that the district offers.

She also explained that Buhweju is a district where the population is overshadowing the available land finding that a family owns averagely 7 acres which can’t accommodate a homestead and extensive commercial farming.

Alison retorted that farmers in the district lack seedlings thus being forced to buy some from areas outside Buhweju at expensive rates which is not easy for an ordinary farmer.

She called upon the leaders to put in much effort and do enough sensitization among the residents.

“It’s true that the government and our leaders help us but it’s not good for us to keep waiting and living upon their mercies. This is our time to wake up and champion development, viagra approved enabling us to take children to school and improve out status as time goes on. We shouldn’t just sit and wait for free money because the truth is that we are no longer poor as people used to say, medications ” said Alison

She added that Buhweju is marred by poor connectivity and people still live reckless lives characterized by laziness and drunkenness explaining that people need to make good use of the district’s natural endowments and peripheral opportunities by investing in productive forms of farming since the hilly district has loamy and volcanic fertile soils.

A presidential assistant who is eyeing the district women representative seat come 2016 has tried to bless lives in the district by lobbying for health facilities, solar energy for schools, banking systems in the district to make a new picture of the hard to reach south western district.

Preaching to the hundreds that turned up for the ceremony, the Bishop of West Ankole diocese, Rt. Rev Yona Mwesigwa Katoneene stressed that Christians need to work hard in implementing their daily goals and services will keep on being extended to them.

He appealed to the residents to turn back to God who will enable them to overcome biggest challenges in their lives.

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