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Stay Off Our Lands….Empire Builders Warns

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The management of Empire Builders (Trasacco Valley) Limited has categorically stated that they now have in their possession the Judgment Plan from the Supreme Court Ruling of the Empire Builders-Top Kings disputed land issue, a statement signed by Kwame Owusu Danso, PR consultant, Empire Builders has said.

Consequently, Empire Builders has cautioned Top Kings to stay away from its lands and stay within its 62-acre jurisdiction.

It sought to bring finality to the disputed land issues with Top Kings Enterprise Limited after a court judgment.

According to the statement, Empire Builders have been compelled to address the issue taking into account that actions are being taken in contravention of the judgment.

BACKGROUND

On June 24, 1999, Empire Builders took Top Kings Enterprise Limited (Top Kings) to court for trespassing on a 62-acre Empire had Title to.

In its judgment of the June 11, 2003 the High Court, Coram: His Lordship Justice Brobbey JSC (as he then was) sitting as additional High Court Judge, held that Top Kings’ was to, and I quote, “keep the portion of the disputed land that are already in its possession.”

The parcel referred to by the learned judge was made up of 22 acres, eight (8) acres and the 32 acres of the land. The entire parcel of land granted to Top Kings per the High Court judgment totaled 62 acres and Top Kings was already in possession of that parcel of land and took steps to dispose of and develop into what is known as ‘Kings Cottage Estate’. The portion of land never fell within the master scheme that is currently Trasacco Valley.

The statement mentioned that the High Court also entered judgment for the Lands Commission (3rd Co-Defendant, acting on behalf of the Government of Ghana) in respect of 114 acres out of 456 acres of land Empire Builders was in possession of.

The Court further indicated that a portion of land within the 456 acres also belonged to the Government, which formed part of a large parcel of land acquired by the Government of Ghana for animal husbandry.

The Court made additional orders that Empire Builders was entitled to keep possession of the rest of the 456 acres not affected by the 62 acres for Top Kings or the Government of Ghana.

It added that Empire Builders appealed the High Court judgment to the Court of Appeal. In its judgment dated December 18, 2014, the Court of Appeal upheld the judgment of the High Court decreeing possession to Top Kings over the 62 acres it was in occupation of.

The piece of land decreed in favour of the Government per the High Court judgment on June 11, 2003 which is the 114 acres formed part of the parcel of land released by the Government.

By a Lease dated August 12, 2010, the Government of Ghana released to the Nungua Stool 974.53 acres of land, a portion of which was used for Nungua Farms and Animal Husbandry

The Nungua Stool, following the release mentioned earlier, subsequently transferred approximately 62 acres of the land to Empire Builders, for valuable consideration. The said 62 acres is separate and distinct from the 62 acres declared in favour of Topkings by the High Court. Additionally, the Government transferred 57 acres of the parcel decreed in its favour to Empire Builders thereby making Empire Builders the owners of that portion of land.

The statement said Empire Builders appealed the Court of Appeal’s judgment to the Supreme Court. On December 16, 2020, the Supreme Court upheld the Court of Appeal’s order. The summary of the Supreme court judgment was that Top Kings owned 62 Acres (already in its possession),

The 62 Acres of Land which Supreme Court judgment allowed Top Kings to keep never formed part of the Trasacco Valley master scheme.

It also never formed part of the land declared in favor of the State.

SITUATIONAL REPORT

The Judgment Plan plotted by Survey and Mapping Division of the Lands Commission, clearly shows the boundary of the 62 Acres granted to Top Kings.

As already mentioned, Top Kings was already in possession of this land as far back as 1999 and by the time of the Supreme Court judgment in December 2020 had already developed this area unto what is ‘Kings Cottage Estates’.

Top Kings purporting to be relying on a site plan allegedly issued by the Nungua Stool and dated 1978 has in complete disregard to law and with the aid of “armed thugs and “land guards” commenced a campaign of aggressive land grabbing against the assets of Empire Builders.

In addition, Top Kings has justified his trespass on the land belonging to Empire Builders on the claim that the Court of Appeal set aside the Company’s right to remain in possession of the portions not decreed in favour of Top Kings and the Lands Commission.

Accordingly, Top Kings has taken the erroneous view that it can take over all the land from Empire Builders even though the Court of Appeal never granted Top Kings possession beyond the 62 acres.

Shown on the judgment plan Top Kings has destroyed several houses and other properties belonging Empire Builders, and rendered homeless hundreds (100s) of the workers and families of Empire Builders and its associated companies. Such activities having been carried out by land guards (often armed).

Empire Builders wish therefore, to draw the attention of the media and the Ghanaian people to the illegitimate activities of Top Kings Limited on Empire Builders Lands as well as the certified Judgment plan as determined by the Supreme Court which details the plotting and Mapping of Top Kings 62 acres.

SETTING THE RECORDS STRAIGHT

It is important to address your minds to what the current situation is as regards the how badly these issues have been managed by Top Kings.

In addition, the activities on the ground, Top Kings, in the immediate aftermath of the Supreme Court judgment commenced on a media campaign to spread false claims that it had Judgment of the entire Trasacco Valley and that Empire Builders” has ‘disobeyed a Supreme Court order not to interfere with ‘Top Kings Trasacco Lands’ OPKINGS and ‘Lost Trasacco Valley’.

The question then becomes why did Empire Builders proceed to court, what was the defense put forward by Top Kings, and what was the ruling of the distinguished court.?

There was never any disobedience of the Supreme Court Judgment by Empire Builders but rather the reverse where Top Kings has flagrantly disobeyed the judgment by encroaching on land outside of the 62 acres which it does not have possession of.

It also destroyed property and made homeless various workers of Empire Builders in the process of its encroachment. It is evident that the various media ‘commentaries’ which have been generated on this issue have been based on complete misinformation and/or deliberate falsehood to instigate public opprobrium and disdain against Empire Builders.

The results have been: Damage to the reputation of the Company; Damage to the reputation of the Trasacco Valley Estate and its occupants and residents, loss of business, emotional distress, and tarnishing the image of private individuals even though this was a company to company matter Certainly, as an establishment that believes in the Rule of Law and its importance for social order, we are calling on all sides to respect the Court’s order.

We ask that Top Kings Enterprise Limited stay within the 62 acres stipulated by the Courts. We ask that the land guards are called

off so the intimidation and threat to property ceases, along with all the distress.

“We also call on the media, to carry out your mandate with fairness, guided by the truth and the ethical requirement of upholding the public interest always.

“We appreciate that the facts may have been presented muddied to you but … “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” We trust that we can count on you, as always, to be the voice of reason and the conscience of this society,” the statement said.


Name: Kofi Owusu Aduonum | Mobile: 0244-850-956 | Position:Sports Writer
Website: www.dailyguideghana.com / www.news1ghana.com

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No matter your age, there is an online game for everyone

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My wife recently spoke to me about getting some video games for our three-year old son to play on his tablet. She had seen how the children of her colleagues play various games on their smartphones and tablets, so enthusiastically. Nathan is used to playing a lot of education videos and games on his tablets but my wife felt it was perhaps time to try something new like Candy Crush Saga or Temple Run although these games are recommended for age 10 plus.

 

I have also observed keenly, how video games excite children, so I agreed it would be a great option for Nathan as well. I still remember my earliest encounters with video games. I always wanted to have a video game for myself but my parents denied me during my primary school days. My father said it would distract me from my studies.  So, I usually played the likes of Super Mario Bros and Sonic the Hedgehog in school on my friends’ Nitendo Gameboy. The Iconic Tetris console was of course a favorite for me too, back in the day.

 

I remember when our neighbors got an Atari video game console; I was always in their living room at any opportunity I got to play Pacman and other games (I don’t even remember them now, but I think it included Contra). Then, finally my cousins visited Ghana from the USA with a Sega Genesis in the 1990s. This introduced me to games like Power Rangers, Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter.

 

Then in the 2000’s I got my first computer so started installing programs that allowed me to play a variety of games on the desktop. When I got my first laptop in my university days, it was the era of the Internet and so I explored a number of games online. But after the university, I had not played a video or computer game until recently when I was looking for options for Nathan.

 

I came across plays.org, which brought back a lot of the good old memories I have with video games. It stocks a number of free browser-based online games. There are hundreds of free games across various genres including arcade classics, cartoon games, comic games, education, solitaire, sports games, pinball and more. All games are unblocked free HTML games which you can play directly in your web browser with no app downloads.

 

One thing I have noticed is how computer games have now turned into intriguing storylines, filled with extraordinary graphics, inspiring characters, and elements of realistic approach towards gameplay setting, and overall production design.  But when I really looked through the options onsite, I knew deep within me that the true essence of computer games has never changed.

 

I tried my hands on Break the Worm, which is a players’ favorite on the website. This is a classic ‘beat em up’ game where Finn is trapped in a nightmare on a quest through 3 worlds, to defeat a worm. He gains unique magical powers in each world. The game is easy to play and there is a full guide on how to play it even before you start, from how to hit and block punches to how to swerve the worms and other adversaries that come your way. My favorite is using the special moves to kill them faster or easier.

I am not one for reading guidelines so I went straight into it punching may way through it all, and discovering new tricks as I went along.  I kicked off with level one, ‘Ice Kingdom’. Here, the opposition was largely easy to defeat worms, and some robot-like machines. I fairly aced it in a matter of time, with no failure. Just as most combat games, I was able to pick up items that boosted my lost energy due to the hits I received, as well as extra lifelines along the line.

quick tips pop on screen on how to play the game

quick tips pop on screen on how to play the game

Level two, ‘Dad’s Dungeon’, was slightly more difficult but after some few failures I managed to ace it and moved on to the third level,  ‘Candy Kingdom’. As sweet as the name sounds, I haven’t been able to complete the level yet, although I tried over ten times on my first day.

I haven’t given up yet on ‘Candy Kingdom’ because thankfully, I get the option to continue from where I left off anytime I go on plays.org and choose Break the Worm.  So I will try it again when I have some more time on my hand.

According to details on the website, beating the game unlocks a second harder version of the game called Nightmare Mode. I will surely keep trying to see what the nightmare mode has waiting for me.

 

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How to clean parquet floors?

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Parquet flooring is very durable and reliable, and because it is very economical, most of the houses have parquet flooring in some areas. Parquet flooring can be used in any type of room. These factors make it very famous, but with some benefits, there are also some disadvantages of using it. For example, cleaning parquet flooring is very difficult because dirt and debris get stuck in the space where two parquet flooring pieces are joined together. So, it becomes challenging for us to clean parquet floors without damaging the flooring pieces. However, by following this helpful guide, you will know how to clean parquet floors. In this article, we will discuss that in detail.

 

  1. Vacuum the floor:

 

Vacuuming the floor is the most effective way to get rid of unwanted dust particles. Although parquet flooring is very durable, sometimes it cracks. So, dirt starts gathering in those cracks, and it becomes overwhelming for us to remove it. In that situation, vacuum cleaning will help a lot. It will remove all the dust particles from the cracks and even from the gaps between the flooring. So, do vacuum cleaning at least twice a week if your family is large, but for small families, vacuum cleaning once a week is perfect.

 

  1. Sweeping:

 

Regular sweeping is also very important. We know that it will not remove stains, and it will not remove stuck dust, but sweeping removes the excessive dirt particles, which, to a large extent, prevent the particles from getting into the flooring. It is known that once the dust particles get in the flooring, then they cannot be removed easily. So, it is a good practice to sweep several times a day, and you cannot do that; make sure you sweep at least 1-3 times.

 

  1. Mopping:

 

Mopping after vacuuming is the most effective way to clean the parquet floors. The reason it is behind vacuuming is that vacuuming the floor does not include the use of water. On the other hand, mopping will be done by using water. Most of the parquet floors are not waterproof. Use of water in small amounts will not be detrimental, but mopping parquet floors every day may damage the flooring. So, you should mop the floor, but not more than once every two weeks. If thorough cleaning is required, or you are trying to remove any stain, then mopping is perfect for such situations.

 

Conclusion:

 

It can be hard for you to clean parquet flooring, but our guide will help you a lot. As vacuum cleaners cause no damage to the parquet floors, you should do it as much as possible to prevent the debris from getting into the cracks and gaps. One thing to keep in mind is that you would have to clean your floor every day, or else it becomes very difficult to clean it.

 

 

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How to Prepare for Wisdom Teeth Removal

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Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to come in, usually between the ages of 17 and 25. While it’s normal to have four wisdom teeth, some people don’t have any at all, which can result in more than one wisdom tooth growing in at the same time, or one wisdom tooth that comes up but doesn’t fully erupt through the gum line. Either of these scenarios can result in damage to the teeth, jawbone, and even nearby nerves. This guide will show you how to prepare for wisdom teeth removal so you can get back to your regular routine as soon as possible.

 

What are Wisdom Teeth?

Often referred to as third molars, wisdom teeth are one of four sets of molars that grow at random times during your life. They typically start growing between ages 17 and 25. Third molars usually don’t start forming until later in life because your mouth needs space to house them comfortably; once they begin, however, there isn’t enough room for them and they can push up against other teeth and cause damage. This is why many people choose to have their wisdom teeth removed; it’s important to think about how you plan on paying for it beforehand, though.

 

Why do I need them removed?

It’s estimated that up to 90% of people who have their wisdom teeth removed still experience pain or infection after surgery. This is usually because they weren’t properly prepared for surgery, didn’t take time off work/school, and/or didn’t stay on top of post-surgery treatments. To avoid any issues with your wisdom teeth, it’s important that you know why they’re being removed—and what you can do about it before your surgery date arrives. It’s also important that you prepare yourself emotionally and financially before hand; read on to learn how!

 

Who should get them removed?

For those of you who haven’t had your wisdom teeth extracted, but don’t want to wait until a problem arises with them, there are a few things you can do to prevent a potential future issue. First and foremost, maintain good oral hygiene. Flossing and brushing your teeth twice per day will help remove any debris that could potentially cause an infection once your wisdom teeth grow in. Not only is good oral hygiene important for preventing cavities or gum disease from forming around your mouth, it also helps maintain healthy tooth enamel, which will keep your wisdom teeth from decaying as they come in later on down the road.

 

Why did they erupt at all?

First, schedule a consultation with your dentist. Second, ask whether you even need to remove your wisdom teeth. If your wisdom teeth are impacted (meaning they grow at an angle instead of straight up and down), but aren’t bothering you or becoming problematic, then keep ’em! They’ll continue moving into their final positions over time. On top of that, there are risks associated with having surgery; if you don’t need it done—then don’t do it! Leave them be. Chances are you’ll never notice they were ever there in the first place!

 

What can I do if my wisdom teeth aren’t bothering me yet?

While it’s generally recommended that you get your wisdom teeth removed before they become a problem, it’s not always necessary. Unless your wisdom teeth are causing physical discomfort or show signs of causing trouble (like infection), there’s no reason you can’t live with them and see if they bother you in the future. But, if you’re concerned about them and want to get them out sooner rather than later, talk with your dentist about ways to make your wisdom teeth easier to remove. For example, getting orthodontic work done on your other teeth might help give room for your wisdom teeth to come in straight and cause less problems once they break through.

 

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$20,000 investment up for grab at Global Student Entrepreneurship Week 2021

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Stars From All Nations (SFAN) is pleased to announce that registrations are open for hybrid Global Student Entrepreneurship Week 2021 scheduled for October 28-30, 2021.

The strategic objective of Global Student Entrepreneurship Week is to help students and early-career individuals think like job creators and not just job seekers. Since its inception, the project has become an explosive growth-focused startup event with students, budding entrepreneurs, and early career professionals learning from investors and entrepreneurs from Africa, Silicon Valley, the U.K, and beyond. 

SFAN pioneered Student Entrepreneurship Week in 2018 with a maiden Ghana edition in partnership with the British Council Ghana. The following year, the team took the excitement to the rest of the continent with a Pan-Africa Student Entrepreneurship Week hosted by Ecobank Ghana. That event was featured in Forbes, with participants raising a recorded $113,000 funding.

And in 2020, despite the devastating impact of the pandemic, the SFAN team soldiered on with a global virtual edition attracting speakers from around the world.

Now in its fourth edition, this year’s Student Entrepreneurship Week receives partnership from Loveworld Next and Loveworld Business Network and will focus on the theme “The Next Frontier of Innovation and Leadership.” 

Tom-Chris Emewulu, Founder and President of SFAN says: “When I was a student entrepreneur, a certain academic figure told me that it was a terrible idea and I might not graduate. But I graduated with a First Class honor. Of course, it was a challenging process because I had to learn a lot. Hence, I created Student Entrepreneurship Week to help co-dreamers and innovators find direction and build their careers.”

Don’t miss this mind-bending experience. You can join the event onsite or online. SFAN’s partner Loveworld Next will be hosting a live pitch session called The Next Big Thing Pitch Battle with a $20,000 cash prize up for grabs. The event will also be awarding three student entrepreneurs with the prestigious Student Entrepreneur of The Year Award.

To make your reservation, apply to pitch for the $20,000 TNBT pitch, apply for the prestigious student entrepreneur of the year award, or learn more about the project, visit studententrepreneurshipweek.com.

For sponsorship or speaking opportunities, contact the team via info(at)sfanonline.org.

 

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“Bear With Us” – GTA Boss To Cinema Operators On Closure Of Cinemas

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Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Tourism Authority Akwasi Agyemang is pleading with Cinema operators to bear with government as they the world fight COVID-19 as cinemas remain closed.
In March 2020, President Akufo-Addo announced some restrictions on movement after Ghana recorded cases of COVID-19. Cinemas, Churches and places where people could meet were closed down as part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19
Speaking with Doreen Avio, the GTA boss explained that Ghana is still in a tough situation due to COVID-19 and will not let efforts down as the world fights the virus
“I will still plead with our operators in the industry that they should bear with us. It’s tough. If you go out there to places that have been shut, is tough, we feel it but let’s all be safe than sorry. As the vaccinations go on and restrictions eased gradually, we will be back in business.”
 He reiterated the need for our Cinemas to remain closed.
“I think we have engaged Severally on this.  We have met with the movie operators, we have met film producers,  it is not something that anybody is happy about, but we also know the times we are in, better safe than sorry. As a president indicated,  let protect lives And later on we will look at livelihoods.
The movie industry is one of the sectors hit hard by COVID-19 due to closure of cinemas. This according to movie producers has made them lose a lot of cash and asking government to reconsider the decision on the closure of Cinemas
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It’s All You Can Watch Sport this weekend on the DStv App!

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As a way to reward the growing number of DStv customers accessing their favourite content through the DStv App, DStv is hosting the biggest Open Weekend yet, exclusive to customers on the DStv App.

 

From Friday 24 to Sunday 26 September 2021, customers across the continent on all DStv packages will have unrestricted access to sporting content across some of the best SuperSport channels including WWE, SuperSport La Liga, SuperSport Football, SuperSport Cricket, SuperSport Premier League, SuperSport Golf and SuperSport Tennis among many others. Note that the Open Weekend does not apply to SuperSport Rugby.

 

It’s a Baller Weekend on the DStv App and you need to Up Your Game! Catch all the weekend’s biggest games with unlimited sport on the DStv App.

 

“The way our customers access content is changing and we’re changing along with them. The DStv App has always allowed customers to stream live channels or watch the latest episodes of their favourite shows. For one weekend only, we’re adding all of our SuperSport channels to the mix, so they can kick back, relax and enjoy their favourite sporting fixtures.

 

Some of the unmissable sporting content to catch on this Open Weekend include two Premier League thrillers, as Chelsea take on Manchester City (Saturday 11:30  LIVE on SuperSport Premier League) and Arsenal battle Tottenham Hotspur in the North London derby (Sunday 3:30  LIVE on SuperSport Premier League).

 

Other football highlights include La Liga matches such as Real Madrid v Villarreal (Saturday 19:00  LIVE on SuperSport La Liga), Barcelona v Levante (Sunday 2:15  LIVE on SuperSport La Liga) and Serie A’s Rome Derby, or the ‘Derby della Capitale’, between Lazio and Roma (Sunday 16:00  LIVE on SuperSport Football).

 

Motorsport fans can get their thrills from Formula 1‘s Russian Grand Prix (Qualifying on Saturday at 2:00  and the Race on Sunday at 12:00 , both LIVE on SuperSport Motorsport), while tennis fans can catch the final of the WTA Tour’s Ostrava Open (12:30  LIVEon SuperSport Tennis).

 

Another major highlight is the Ryder Cup, golf’s traditional showdown between Europe and the United States. This year’s event takes place at the Whistling Straights Golf Course in Haven, Wisconsin. You can Catch Day 1 (Friday 12:00 ), Day 2 (Saturday 12:00 ) and Day 3 (Sunday 16:00 ) all LIVE on SuperSport Grandstand and SuperSport Golf.

 

“From when we restarted our qualification process in January, the last eight months have been very positive,” said European team captain Padraig Harrington. “Everybody has been able to play and we have a good system in place that has allowed us to look at everyone and see how they’re doing. There is no question that we are in good shape and everyone associated with Team Europe cannot wait to get to Whistling Straits and get going. Especially me!”

 

Fans of something more visceral and violent can take in UFC 266 (Sunday Prelims 12:00  and Main Card 02:00  LIVE on SuperSport Action), which will be headlined Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega’s grudge match for the UFC Featherweight Championship in the headline bout.

 

“Right now, [Ortega] thinks he understands this chess game we’re about to play. But he’s going to realise – and real quick – that he doesn’t,” warned Volkanovski.

 

And if you want your fighting to come with a fair scoop of ‘kayfabe’ alongside it, then check out the latest edition of WWESmackDown (Saturday 12:00  LIVE on SuperSport Variety 3), where you can catch up on the latest shenanigans heading into Monday’s Pay Per View event, Extreme Rules.

 

Another key highlight is the Berlin Marathon (Sunday 07:00  LIVE on SuperSport Variety 3), which will see 25,000 runners taking part for the biggest road running race anywhere in the world since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic last year.

 

What makes this Open Weekend even rewarding is that with the DStv App, customers will be able to enjoy sporting content that is not always accessible on packages outside of DStv Premium, and they can access this content while on the move through their smartphones or other smart and mobile devices.

 

The DStv App can be downloaded in Google Play and in the App store. For more information on the Open Weekend please visit www.dstvafrica.com.

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