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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.IMG 20210801 WA0064


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.


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.


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
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DStv For Business Enhancing Customers’ Experience with The Right Mix of Entertainment




At the heart of any business is the customer and at DStv Ghana, the goal is to evolve daily to meet the demands of the ever-changing and competitive market. In a bid to cater to its wide array of audiences, Africa’s number one Pay TV company, MultiChoice Africa has repositioned its commercial service “DStv For Business” with packages specially curated with the right edutainment content to suit various businesses.

According to the Acting Head, DStv For Business, Kelvin Kamasa, “our objective is to deliver a pay TV experience designed for your business. The content and packages are specifically curated to seamlessly fit into the way commercial customers consume it. Our solution for hotels for instance allows guest in different rooms to watch their choice of channels without the intervention of the front desk personnel. Your clientele can continue watching their favourite shows/channels whenever they are on the road for business or stop by your office, hotel, or pub. DStv For Business has a tailored package to suit your business size and pocket so you can have the best working moments with DStv.”

MultiChoice Ghana continues to improve its service offerings over time, with the addition of consultancy service for High-rise buildings, multiple user dwelling on how DStv can be installed. The DStv For Business unit can advise on countless options to ensure the incorporation of either our IPTV service or other alternatives to a seamless and cost-effective TV entertainment solution to your high rise or estate project. According to the Managing Director, MultiChoice Ghana, Alex Okyere, the business is all about the customer’s experience, and the greatest motivation for his team is to offer more value for money to not just our domestic users but commercial users.

DStv For Business has three main offers; DStv Work, DStv Play and DStv Stay. Each package is tailored to suit the needs of offices, bars, clubs, restaurants, hotels and so on. The essence of this, Kelvin Kamasa explains, is to tailor content to specific customers to enhance their viewing experience. Instead of having to watch a wide array of content, these DStv For Business packages now give you what you want based on business customers’ needs and preferences.

The DStv Work package offers the latest news headlines from around the world, sports, weather updates and other work-related entertainment. The goal here is to set the tone for a stimulating work environment and keep everyone well informed. The Work packages are best suited for offices, banks, and other corporate organizations.

The DStv Play packages are best suited for businesses such as pubs, restaurants, bars, clubs, café, and betting houses. These packages enhance the guest’s experience and ensure that they are always entertained with their favourite sports programmes and other first-class entertainment.

The DStv Stay packages are suited for hotels, motels, lodges, resorts, Air BnB’s and serviced apartments. Giving each guest whether a kid, adult or elderly a memorable in-room experience during their stay.

One important feature is that these packages they can be tailored to customers’ budget. This means that customers can enjoy entertainment at a certain threshold which is a unique offer. For less than Ghs 170, one can enjoy several channels. For instance, the DStv Stay (Basic), offers customers an array of entertainment with more than ten channels spanning sports, news, kiddies’ channel, and music with just GHs77.

Businesses also have the flexibility of choosing a package that perfectly suits your business model without worrying about not having the popular channels needed by customers. From small entrepreneurs to 5-star hotels, multinational corporations and government agencies, every business has something that works for them.

For hotels, their customers get a mix of carefully selected movies, music, and sports channels as well as documentary channels. This is the same for a financial establishment where customers are more concerned about the latest updates from the financial sector and latest news over that of a music or movie channel like Akwaaba Magic Abusua and ROK Gh. Similarly,  fast-food joints, pubs and clubs will be in tune with Trace Jama, Akwaaba Magic, SuperSports channels over National Geographic Channel or News channels.

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Fly Emirates to Dubai and enjoy a free night’s stay at Fairmont The Palm



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Ghanaian Travellers planning their next escape to Dubai and beyond who purchase an Emirates return ticket in First or Business Class can enjoy a complimentary night’s stay at one of Dubai’s most iconic hotels (more…)

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IIPGH, AFOS Foundation and partners launch Tech Job Fair (TJF) 2023



Organisers and partners at the launch of Tech Job Fair 2023

Organisers of the annual Tech Job Fair (TJF) are geared up to give potential employees and employers yet another thrilling and exciting opportunity to recruit and be recruited into the job market after a media launch of the fair in Accra. (more…)

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Ghana’s Nana Yaa Serwaa Sarpong honoured as Female Entrepreneur of the Year at AWELFA 2023



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Ghana’s Nana Yaa Serwaa Sarpong has been honoured for her contribution to Women and Business in Africa at the Africa Women Economic and Leadership Forum and Awards (AWELFA 2023), held in Cameroon. During the forum, Miss Sarpong spoke on the “Impact, Opportunities and Strategies for Women in Entrepreneurship under the AfCFTA”. AWELFA later presented Miss Sarpong with an award as Female Entrepreneur of the Year. (more…)

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How to Start Playing in an Online Casino Safely



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When you’re ready to start playing in, it’s important to do so safely. Here are a few tips to follow:

  1. Make sure the casino is reputable and has a valid license.
  2. Only use trusted payment methods, such as credit cards or Paypal.
  3. Never share your personal information with the casino or anyone else.
  4. Keep your login information confidential and never let anyone else access your account.
  5. Make sure you understand the terms and conditions of the casino before you play.
  6. Play for fun, not to make money. Never gamble more than you can afford to lose.

The Risks and Rewards of New Online Casinos

When it comes to gambling, there’s no doubt that the internet has made things a lot more convenient for people all over the world. Instead of having to travel to a physical casino, players can now simply log on to their favourite online casino and enjoy all the action from the comfort of their own home.

While this has undoubtedly made gambling more accessible and enjoyable for many people, it has also led to the rise of a new breed of online casino – the so-called ‘newcomer’. These casinos are often established by relatively unknown companies and tend to offer players lower betting limits and a narrower range of games than more established brands.

So, what are the risks and rewards of playing at new online casinos? On the one hand, these casinos may be less reliable and secure than more established brands, so there is a risk that your personal information or money could be compromised. On the other hand, new casinos often offer generous bonuses and other promotions which can allow you to make some free money or get extra value for your bets.

Ultimately, whether or not you decide to play at a new online casino is up to you. However, if you do decide to take the plunge, it’s important to do your research first and make sure that you choose a reputable brand. With a little bit of care, you should be able to enjoy all the fun and excitement of online gambling without any major problems.

Benefits of Using a Good Betting Site

When it comes to gambling, there’s no doubt that the internet has made things a lot easier for people. These days, there are tons of great betting sites available online, and this means that you can enjoy all the convenience and excitement of gambling without ever having to leave your home.

But with so many different sites to choose from, it can be difficult to know which one is right for you. So what should you look for when choosing a betting site? Here are some of the key benefits of using a good betting site:

  1. Security and safety – One of the most important things to look for in a betting site is security. You want to make sure that your personal information and your money are safe and secure, and that the site has measures in place to protect you from fraud and other scams.
  2. Variety of games – A good betting site will offer a wide range of games, including slots, poker, blackjack, roulette and more. This means that you’ll always have something new to try and you’ll never get bored.
  3. Good customer service – A good betting site will have excellent customer service, with staff who are friendly and helpful and are happy to answer any questions you may have.
  4. Easy payment options – Another important thing to look for is easy payment options. The site should offer a range of payment methods such as credit card, debit card, PayPal and more. This makes it for you to deposit money and start playing right away.
  5. Bonus offers – Many betting sites offer bonus offers to their customers, such as free bets or match deposit bonuses. This can be a great way to boost your winnings and give you an edge over other players.

As you can see, there are plenty of great reasons to use a good betting site. So if you’re thinking about gambling online, be sure to choose a site that offers all of the above benefits.

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Everton Welcomes Ghana’s Ridge City Women as Club Partner



Everton Welcomes Ghana's Ridge City Women as Club Partner

Everton is proud to announce that Ridge City has become the first women’s football club to join forces in an exciting new partnership.

The Ghanaian club, based in Accra and formed just four years ago, is the newest addition to Everton’s International Academy Affiliate Programme (EIAAP) as the Club looks to build on the huge progress made in the women’s game in recent years.

It is also the first African club to join the EIAAP programme, which aims to expand the knowledge and expertise of Everton’s player development processes to affiliated clubs across the world.

Everton aims to help expand the profile of Ridge City Football Club by facilitating and developing the women’s game in Ghana and offering a pathway for players.

The two clubs will also collaborate on player and coach development, coach education and helping Ridge City establish themselves as a foundation club for women in Ghana.

Formed in 2018, Ridge City FC has thrived following a truncated start as a professional club caused by the Covid pandemic: earning promotion to the Ghanaian Premier League in only their third season, as champions of Division One.

The club, which currently has around 30 women in its ranks, plus a burgeoning academy, has aims to facilitate the development and promotion of women’s football in Ghana.

Ridge City’s mission also includes creating career opportunities for girls and women as footballers and in the technical and managerial aspects of the game, and contributing positively to the upliftment of female football in Ghana.

Cleopatra Nsiah Nketiah, CEO of Ridge City, said: “I am super excited about the partnership. We have been looking for an opportunity like this for a long time and the most important thing for us is that women in Ghana are serious about playing football.

“I feel like our relationship with Everton will help us on that pathway and let our people know that in Ghana you can play football and that there can be a career path, perhaps even having a chance to travel to the UK and trial there.

“The environment and resources Everton can provide is a huge pull and the opportunity to have online coaching programmes to follow, and even potential visits by their coaches, is another real positive that we can tap into, to help our women feel that they are part of something bigger.

“I want to let the world know that we can see a pathway forward for Ridge City and this is a relationship we can’t wait to be a part of.”

The EIAAP initiative provides clubs at all tiers of the game with access to the finest coaching knowledge from Everton’s renowned Academy to support with growth – a level of support that sets it apart from more traditional models.

These include:

  • A holistic approach to player, coach and club development, offering technical support from Everton’s Finch Farm training complex and business and marketing support from its Royal Liver Building business headquarters
  • Weekly support from a dedicated Everton Academy coach
  • Full access to the Everton Academy curriculum

Under the EIAAP initiative, coaches from Ridge City will have access to Everton’s state-of-the-art Finch Farm complex – the home of Everton’s senior men’s, senior women’s and academy teams – for education and training.

Paddy Byrne, Everton’s International Technical Manager, plans to make a future visit to Ridge City to assist in sharing the Everton Academy curriculum and implement methods used at Finch Farm to develop both player and coaching skills.

In turn, this provides Ridge City Women with further knowledge and help grow their club to achieve their vision and objectives.

Byrne added: “We are delighted to welcome Ridge City as an inaugural women’s partner club to Everton’s International Academy Affiliate programme.

“I’m excited to work with Cleopatra and her team and help them to build on the solid foundations laid in only four years of existence.

“We feel there is plenty of opportunity for them to grow – and by sharing our values and coaching methods we will build on the affiliate programme in a new territory. 

“I am sure this will prove a fruitful partnership for both clubs, and we can’t wait to get started.”

Everton’s International Academy Affiliate Club programme, which is available to grassroots teams, professional sides, youth academies, girls’ and women’s teams, as well as colleges and universities, was launched in 2020.

The programme already has affiliates in the US, Canada, South America, Australia and Ireland.

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