Baba Yara Stadium is now ready for CAN 2008.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Kumasi launches 'keep the city clean campaign'

A citywide clean up campaign dubbed “Keep the city clean” has been launched in Kumasi as part of measures to rid the metropolis of filth, improve and sustain environmental cleanliness.
The Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council (ARCC) in collaboration with the Presidential Task Force on Waste Management and Sanitation and the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) launched the campaign in Kumasi on Wednesday.
According to the Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr Kofi Opoku-Manu, the campaign is a fulfillment of President J. E. A. Mills’ promise to take appropriate bold and sustained measures to help keep the country clean within the first 100 days in office.
Aside that, he also said the campaign was to help prepare Kumasi for the 10th anniversary celebrations of the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, during which many tourists and visitors are expected in the city.
Maintaining clean environmental sanitation status in the Kumasi Metropolis has been a major challenge over the years with a number of factors militating against the efforts of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA).
Inadequate funds to sustain regular waste collection and street sweeping services, indiscriminate dumping of refuse into drains and open spaces, intense trading activities on the streets and pavements within the Central Business District (CBD), which result in the generation of large quantities of refuse creating persistent unsightly scenes and inadequate resources to support comprehensive sensitisation and education programmes are a few of the challenges.
In recent times the KMA has instituted a number of measures to combat the challenges significant among them is the City-Wide Solid Waste Collection Levy Scheme aimed at generating revenue from service beneficiaries to finance sustained service delivery.
To help foster what has already been done, the Ashanti Regional Minister said consultations have been held with various stakeholders including the 10 Members of Parliament in Kumasi to develop an action plan which is intended to achieve the desired clean city environment and the substance thereof for the year 2009 and beyond.
The Regional Minister said the main objectives of the “Keep the city clean” campaign would be on stopping littering and the indiscriminate dumping of refuse into drains and open spaces and ensure compliance with the Assembly’s Bye-laws on environmental sanitation.
He added that the campaign would also seek to enhance service delivery in solid waste collection by achieving 50percent cost recovery under the city-wide levy scheme by December 31, 2009.
He mentioned that a number of activities have been lined up to help achieve the set objectives which include installation of 100 public litter bins at the central business district, facilitation of the provision of public litter bins at all basic and second cycle institutions.
Others he said were the introduction of special sweeping on Sundays and other statutory holidays of selected areas particularly the CBD and scaling up of the “Pay as you dump” concept across the Kumasi metropolis.
Mr Opoku-Manu said 80 additional communal containers for placement at the communal dump sites to prevent dumping of refuse on the ground are to be procured in addition to quarterly massive clean up campaigns which would start from April 18, 2009 to coincide with the activities to mark the 10th anniversary celebrations of the Asantehene.
He mentioned that a 10-member Environmental Sanitation Task Force to ensure compliance with KMA Bye-laws has also been instituted and added that outstanding bills for solid waste collection, landfill operation and street sweeping are also to be paid.
“There is no doubt that maintaining a clean city is a shared responsibility. The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly should therefore not be left alone to shoulder this huge responsibility”, the Regional Minister said.
He therefore called on residents of Kumasi to play their role in helping to achieve the aim of keeping the city clean.
Dr Christiana Amoako Nuamah, Chairperson on the Presidential Task Force on Waste Management and Sanitation said her outfit has identified inadequate dumping sites, indiscriminate disposal of waste and problems with plastic waste as the major problems hampering sanitation in the country.
She said her outfit is to draw up short, medium and long term measures of handling the menace and that it would require joint collaboration from all stakeholders.
She said education on sanitation issues was paramount and that was exactly what was going to be initiated and that after a thorough education exercise the various assemblies would start enforcing bye-laws and would arrest any person who violates the law.
As a departure from previous clean up exercises which were launched at the offices of the KMA, this particular campaign was launched at the central business district (CBD).
Some residents who spoke to the Daily Graphic after the launch expressed the hope that this campaign would be different from the other ones by being sustained.

Report on Baba Yara Stadium disaster submitted

Picture shows James Belieb Marshall (right) presenting the report to Alhaji Mohammed Mubarak, Minister of Youth and Sports

The five-member administrative committee of inquiry that investigated the February 8, 2009 incident at the Baba Yara Stadium has submitted its report to the Minister of Youth and Sports, Alhaji Muntaka Mohammed Mubarak.
Four persons lost their lives and a total of 417 individual injuries were recorded during a Glo Premier league match between Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Accra Hearths of Oak on that day.
Presenting the report, Mr James Belieb Marshall, a Kumasi based legal practitioner who served as Chairman of the Committee attributed the overcrowding at the stadium to the usage of unapproved entry points by fans.
He said the committee also established that a number of unorthodox methods led to the excessive overcrowding at the stadium and added that the emergency response was inadequate and it was not timely as well.
He put the total number of casualties at four deaths and 417 individual injuries.
The government through the Ministry of Youth and Sports set up the committee of enquiry after the Glo Premier League match between Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Accra Hearts of Oak at the Baba Yara Stadium on February 8, 2009, during which the incident occurred.
The committee was to ascertain the total number of casualties, both deaths and injuries, determine whether there were any form of negligence on the part of officials; to find out whether the National Sports Council adhered to laid down regulations in organising matches and to make appropriate recommendations to the Ministry on how to prevent the recurrence of such incidents.
The other members of the committee were Mr Welbeck Abra-Appiah, chairman of the Premier League Board, Dr Kofi Asafo-Agyei, a medical practitioner at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Mr Mohammed Alhassan, a radio presenter, and Assistant Commissioner of Police George Mensah of the Ashanti Regional Police. Mr Alexander Osei Tutu, a Kumasi based legal practitioner served as a solicitor for the committee.
Mr Marshall said the committee members spoke to a total of 50 individuals and also saw about 110 photographs provided them by Graphic Sports and video footages as well.
Receiving the report in Kumasi on Friday, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Alhaji Muntaka Mohammed Mubarak said details of the report would be made known to the public after the President J. E. A. Mills had gone through it.
He said the Ministry would make the entire report available to the public and would even put a copy on the internet at the Ministry’s website.
He said the government was much concerned about incident and was determined to get answers to the problems that occurred during the match and find ways to prevent its occurrence in the future.
The Minister assured that the recommendations in the report would be adhered and that the government would not hesitate in acting on the recommendations.
“We are going to be very fast in reading it and immediately begin the implementation of the recommendations.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Water project completed in Kumasi and Obuasi

The upgrade and extension of water transmission mains in the Kumasi Metropolis and the Obuasi Municipality under the first year investment programme of the Urban Water Project has been completed.
The 61.8kilometre length of water transmission mains was constructed at a cost of GH¢400,600 with funding from the World Bank and the Ghana Government. It comprised of 45.9km in Kumasi and 15.9km in Obuasi.
The upgrade and extension of the transmission mains is to serve as a reinforcement of the distribution network and that it is expected to serve as a reception to the expansion work to increase the capacity of the Barekese and Owabi Dams which supplies pipe borne water to Kumasi and its surrounding areas.
Works on the expansion project at Barekese Dam is progressing steadily and was anticipated to be completed by end of 2009 during which the irregular supply of water for residents of Kumasi and its surrounding areas was expected to be a thing of the past.
The Managing Director of the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), Mr Kwaku Botchway who organised a media tour to inspect the facility in Kumasi and Obuasi at the weekend explained that the main extension pipelines were in 400, 300 and 200 diameters respectively.
He said on many occasions, there was water available but because of the weak infrastructure, the water was unable to flow to the homes of residents since the lines were regularly faulty and resulted in wastage of treated water.
“So this is to cure the problem”, the Managing Director said.
Mr Botchway said the planning horizon of the project took into account future extensions and road networks so that upgrade of roads in future does not affect the facility so as to protect the infrastructure and investment.
In Kumasi, areas that have been connected to the upgrade and extension project includes Airport roundabout to Kenyase, Santase to Atasemanso, Kwadaso to Edwenase, Edwenase to Police Depot and Buokrom through Asabi to Aboabo junction.
Others are Tafo through Pankrono to Mampong road, Santase to Brofoyedu, Fankyenebra through Apere to Edwenase and Santase roundabout through Sofoline to Abrepo junction.
Mr Botchway said whilst Kumasi residents who have been connected to the new transmission lines would start experiencing improvements in water supply after the completion of the Barekese expansion works, those in Obuasi have already started seeing improvements in water supply.
Areas in Obuasi currently benefitting from the project include Brahabebome, Akapoliso, Bediem, Dunkwa Nkwanta, Nkamprom, Gausu, Bompe and Bogobiri.
Mr Daniel Bampoh, Director of the Project Management Unit of the GWCL said his outfit was committed to ensuring improvement and conditions of systems and services rendered to customers.
He said aside Kumasi and Obuasi, the Urban Water Project covered Accra and Mampong and that 26 water systems have been selected countrywide for rehabilitation and extension.
At Mampong he said a booster station was being constructed so that areas which did not get water could get water.
Mr Bampoh said about US$70million has been earmarked for the next phase of the Urban Water Project and that in Ashanti, Agona and New Edubiase are to benefit from the project.
The project was undertaken by Top International Ghana Limited with Tahal Consulting Engineering Ltd and Alpha Consult, as the consultants for the Kumasi and Obuasi projects.
Mr Kwaku Botchway (hand pointing to pipeline) and some media personnel inspecting a pipeline at the Santase roundabout area.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

William Des Bordes "Lovin Cee" in another trouble with the law

Kumasi Radio presenter, William Des Bordes a.k.a. “Lovin Cee” is in trouble again with the law.
He was arrested and charged with assault by the Police last Thursday and was indeed detained in police custody for some hours before being granted a police enquiry bail at the sum of GH¢2000 and to report periodically to the police.
He was said to have assaulted Mr Richard Karikari, a.k.a. K.K. a radio presenter at Otec FM also in Kumasi.
Des Bordes had reported at the Central Police Motor Transport and Traffic Unit (MTTU) where the police were investigating a motor accident case which involved him.
However, during deliberations at the police station, Des Bordes was said to have become aggressive and assaulted Mr Karikari by slapping him in the face in the presence of the police officers.
Inspector Yusif Mohammed Tanko of the Ashanti Regional Police Public Affairs Unit who confirmed the incident to the Graphic Showbiz said the complainant in the accident case, one Owusu happened to be the nephew of Mr Karikari so the victim had accompanied the complainant to the police station.
But during the deliberations as part of the investigations, Des Bordes became aggressive and slapped Karikari in the face.
Inspector Tanko said the Central MTTU Station Officer, Chief Inspector Larbi in whose presence the incident occurred was then compelled to cause the arrest of Des Bordes and handed him over to the Central police for assault proceedings to be initiated against him.
He said a formal complaint was then lodged by Mr Karikari and he was issued with a medical form to attend hospital where he was treated and discharged same day.
However, Inspector Tanko said Des Bordes was detained until later in the day where he was granted the Police enquiry bail with the sum of GH¢2000 and to report periodically to the police.
Meanwhile Mr Karikari had indicated his willingness not to drag the matter of assault further but want an out of court amicable settlement. He made this known when the Graphic Showbiz contacted him on telephone.
However, on the substantive case of accident, it was learnt that the police have asked Mr Des Bordes to report with his vehicle, a 4X4 Lexus at the police station as part of the investigations.
The accident was said to have happened about two weeks ago at about 10:30pm on the Asafo-UTC Interchange but just as the other party (Owusu) was insisting that the matter should be reported to the police, Des Bordes was said to have sped off with his vehicle.
The complainant (Owusu) alleged that Des Bordes’ vehicle had no registration number neither did it carry a “DV” licensed plate at the time of the accident.
Lovin Cee in July 2008 had a brush with the law as he was remanded into prison custody by the Ashanti New Town Magistrate Court where he appeared to answer a substantive case of defrauding by false pretences.
He was accused of defrauding the managers of Cedar Crescent Hotel by false pretence and the case has been pending since. The case has however been withdrawn from the Magistrate Court and transferred to Kumasi Circuit Court One Presided over by Mr Amo Yartey.
This followed a petition to the Attorney General’s Department which culminated in the police conducting further investigations into the matter to facilitate the prosecution.
When the case was called on Tuesday March 10, 2009 at the Circuit Court, an additional count of assault was added to the initial charge of defrauding by false pretence and the accused pleaded not guilty to both charges.
Giving brief facts in court, the Prosecutor, Chief Inspector A. K. Fandoh said the accused had lodged at the Cedar Crescent Hotel and had accumulated a bill of GH¢6940 but refused to pay on the day he was checking out of the hotel.
He said the accused assaulted the Manager of the hotel, Ruth Naa Bekoe on the day he was checking out.
The prosecutor said whilst the case was being tried at the Ashanti New Town Magistrate Court the Attorney General was petitioned which culminated in further investigations into the case.
He said even though the accused claimed his employers, Deutsche Welle (DW) Radio were to pay his bills investigations and checks with DW have indicated that they have no commitments with the accused in that regard.
Chief Inspector Fandoh said the case was therefore withdrawn from the Magistrate Court and the accused was served with criminal summons to appear at the Circuit Court.
Counsel for the accused argued that the facts presented by the prosecution were not correct.
He said the accused have an agreement with DW and he is to work for them as correspondent in Ghana and in some other African countries.
Counsel said DW was to foot the hotel bills of the accused but due to some bureaucracies payments delayed.
Again, he said the hotel management prepared a bill far in excess of what the accused was to pay on the day he was checking out which culminated in the accused refusing to pay the bills until the right bill was prepared for him.
The Judge adjoined the case to April 3, 2009 and granted the accused bail in the sum of GH¢10,000.
Before joining Angel FM last year as a presenter of the Drive Time programme, Des Bordes worked with Deutsche Welle and had been excelling on the radio scenes on the global level as far as his five year stint with DW was concerned. His contract with DW expired at the end of 2007.
At DW he was the host of the 30-minute daily current affairs programme Newslink Africa. Sports coverage in Africa was also part of his duty depending on the importance of the event and he worked with greats like Tony Durnham, Rick Demarest, Brian Pickering, Diet Simon, Meggin Leigh Doody and Ian Johnson among others in Deutsche Welle which really enriched his presentation.
During his radio days in Kumasi before moving to DW, William was the anchor man at Kapital Radio

GMA nominees party in Kumasi

It was a great evening of music performances which surpassed what Kumasi has witnessed in recent times as nominees of the various categories in the tenth edition of the Ghana Music Awards mounted the stage in a huge free concert at the Jubilee Park last Saturday.
Kumasi music fans were indeed entertained in the event that kick started the voting process of this year’s Ghana Music Awards (GMA). And as anticipated, the crowd was indeed thick.
As a first activity of this year’s awards ceremony, there was good sound quality, quality lighting, and great performances as the nominees sang songs they have released in the course of the year which are in contention for awards.
The performers included, Kwaku Gyasi, Christiana Love, Echo, Black Rasta, K.K. Fosu, Lord Kenya, Ofori Amponsah, Okyeame Kwame, Praye and Old Soldier.
Dubbed the nominees jam, the songs the artistes sang were to refresh the memories of music lovers so that when it comes to the voting stage, they would vote for them. The crowd proved very appreciative of the star-studded concert which went on without a hitch.
The show was transmitted live on GTV and it saw the MCs for the night KOD and Bola Ray interspersing the performances with interviews with the nominees.
It was Kwaku Gyasi who opened the night with his “Ayeyi, ahye ma koma ma” and soon enough there were hilarious chorus singing by the crowd with the raising of hands which momentarily made the gathering look like a church crusade.
Gyasi slowly warmed the crowd before Christiana Love joined for them to sing one of the hottest gospel tunes in the country as of now, “Mesu afre me nyame”.
Blending lovely, the duo sang the rendition to the admiration of the crowd and after Gyasi had left for backstage, Christiana Love introduced her own “Me Mma Me Wurenfi”.
Black Rasta sang a catchy medley of his “Barack Obama” song which was enjoyed by the crowd.
Some of the audience began to crowd surf when K. K. Fosu took to the stage. Fosu was in a world of his own as he descended on the crowd with “wo ne me number 1” amongst others.
And then Lord Kenya, true to form, entered the stage and showed he still has a good following. The man who calls himself the “Heavyweight Champion” performed snippets of his old songs such as “sikabaa”, sika mpo mfa ne ho” and ended with his current, “God Dey”.
But for Ofori Amponsah who did not glitter much all other artistes were sensational. It just got kind of boring at the initial stages of his performance but a rendition from his latest “Sampson” was different as the crowd did enjoy it.
The best choreography was seen during the performances of Okyeame Kwame and Praye.
The ever entertaining Okyeame Kwame was at his utmost best and it was fun seeing him do his own thing with his signature dance moves amidst screams and deafening cheers. He sang woso, mepe mma and some of his oldies from the Akyeame days.
When Praye took their turn, the crowd had no choice than to respond to the thrilling gigs of the sensational trio. Their breathtaking stagecraft was simply irresistible and worth all the night sweats. They performed Angelina from the Roll Koll Album which has actually catapulted them to the highest pedestal.
Other songs they performed included “Wodin” (Your name) and shoddy. The trio were indeed very exciting and delight watching.
Old Soldier did the last performance to bring the curtains down for the night as the DJ for the night Billy Ocean did his own thing whilst the crowd moved away after 1am.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

KFM launched in Kumasi

SOLID FM in Kumasi has been rebranded as KFM103.7 with a new schedule to focus solely on education and entertainment.
This according to the new managers is to enable the station start challenging the norms of conventional stations and shaking up the radio landscape with a fresh sound and unique new programming formats.
The rebrand, which came after three years of broadcasting as Solid FM without making any meaningful impact as well make profits or breakeven is to enable the station deliver a new voice with first class entertainment value to the market.
Kesewaa Radio in Kumasi also recently rebranded as Radio Xtacy to move away from the mass market and focus on entertainment.
There are currently 23 radio stations in Kumasi with two of them labelled as campus radio and many of these stations are mass market focused stations. Apart from Kumasi there are about five other stations in various parts of the Ashanti region.
The rebrand of another radio station by moving away from the mass market to a cosmopolitan one to broadcast mainly in English add weight to the notion that the mass market for radio in Kumasi was choked.
The Chief Executive Officer and owner of KFM, Mr James Kwasi Oppong, a.k.a. Jakwapo introduced the changes on Monday and launched the new station.
“As life is dynamic so is our quest to respond to the changing needs of society. It has become necessary to position the station in a way that will represent a wider spectrum of society than it used to be, hence the change in format”, he said at the ceremony.
He said the change of name to KFM was to complement the format of change.
Solid FM had not been doing well financially which culminated in the owner having to take money from his other businesses to pay the salaries of staff at times.
The entire management and staff have been changed and as expected the radio scene is already witnessing the poaching of “highly rated” presenters from already existing radio stations to beef up the human resource base of the new one.
A number of high-profiled presenters such as James Kwasi Oberko a.k.a. The Jamester formerly of Luv and Naa Klordey Odonkor formerly of Kapital Radio have been recruited to work at the rebranded station. Jamester is to double as the Programmes Manager as well as host the Highway Drive 4-7pm every weekday whilst Naa is to handle Mid Morning Mix 10-12pm and Mid Day Tunes 12-2pm each weekday.
Others are Pastor Kwame Kwarteng also from Luv FM to handle The Altar, 4-6am, Nathaniel Osei Kufuor from Skyy FM in Sunyani to handle Morning Mix 6-10am and Jojo Turkson also to handle Listener’s Choice 2-3pm each weekday.
The new General Manager, Mr Sidney Tehoda, formerly of Adom FM as a marketing person said market researches has shown that the station needed a change of presenter line-up.
"We know what Kumasi wants, which is a more sophisticated take on daily events, and we hope a revamp will return us to profitability in 2009."
He said radio was becoming dynamic with a lot of expectations from the public.
“We want to do education and entertainment and encourage mass participation in whatever is happening”, he said.
He said the youth was very dear to the station and management would want to introduce programmes that would instil discipline and courtesy in the youth.
He expressed the hope that other radio stations would take similar stands by being positive in their reportage so that people who look at radio stations for their role models would pick something good from them.
“We've been working hard to develop the station's on-air and online content to make it even more enjoyable for our listeners," James Kwasi Oberko the Programmes Manager told Graphic Showbiz.
"The change of name from Solid FM to KFM will also allow us to grow the station into a truly multi-platform brand as it pertains in the advanced world."

Jamester quits Luv FM

One of the most ideal radio presenters in Kumasi, James Kwasi Oberko a.k.a. The Jamester has quit his job at Luv FM to take up a more challenging position as a Programmes Manager at the new KFM in Kumasi.
K-FM, was hitherto known as Solid FM but the station has just been rebranded and revamped. The owners of the station officially announced the changes on Monday.
The multi-talented and innovative Jamester hosted the most listened to Private Party programme on Luv FM on Saturdays which saw a lot of “wind-ups” on radio. Other programmes he hosted were Oseikrom Top Ten (Chart show) and Gift of Songs (Request show).
He occasionally hosted the Drive Time programme and it was after hosting last Thursday’s Drive Time that he presented his resignation letter to his employers.
The Jamester has been trumpeted as the saviour of Luv FM’s weekends as such his departure had left a big vacuum at the station sending the manager’s on a hunt for a replacement.
Confirming his departure, he told Graphic Showbiz that he left to take up a more challenging duty at the new radio station.
“I feel I have paid my dues to Luv FM and it is time for me to move on. It is absolutely not about money. I would be finishing my masters’ programme in the next three months and I cannot continue to corner myself only as a radio presenter”, he said.
He explained that he may not want to be doing the same thing for God knows when.
“Five years four months of working experience at Luv FM is enough for me and I believe I should move ahead of that”.
He said he had been confronted with a lot of offers as he tried to search for what to do to move forward until he settled on KFM, where he felt he had the opportunity to create a role and to say that the radio station was doing something different from what everybody else was doing.
He said the owner of KFM Mr James Kwasi Oppong a.k.a. Jakwapo had been on him for several years offering him the position of General Manager but he turned down the offer because he felt that position came with too much responsibility where he lacked experience.
“I decided to come on board now after the owner agreed for me to work with a team player whom I believe has enough experience as a manager. So as he handles the managerial aspect, I would also handle the programmes aspect”, he told Showbiz.
He said he was pleased to be spending time with the new KFM in his new position.
He would also present the programme, Highway Drive from 4-7pm each weekday.
James Kwasi Oberko was able carve a niche for himself in radio circles especially with his private party programme on Saturday’s from 6pm to 10pm.
The programme, an all in one entertainment show with segments such as the “Wind-up”, where he calls unsuspecting individuals and wind them up based on information received really caught on well with listeners. The segment also helped to create education and fun. In that same programme listeners join the show to “holla” their colleagues.
Another segment of the show which also really caught on well with listeners was the introduction of the two kids, Mumee and Kwaku Boga, two youngsters of ages five who occasionally joined the host to wind up listeners and to display their knowledge of issues as youngsters on air.
The show was quite invigorating and showed Jamester’s dexterity and innovation as a presenter. He played according to pace and era, and injected some satirical humour which went down well with both the young and middle aged audience it attracted.
Other programmes he hosted were Gift of Songs which offered listeners the opportunity to reach out to friends and loved ones by requesting a choice of song for them via phone on air. The programme aired on Saturdays between 2-4pm with a midweek edition which also run on Wednesdays between 4-5pm.
He also hosted the Slam Jam which was a one and a half hour of slam jamming where he displayed his mixing dexterity on Saturdays.
The Oseikrom Top Ten Show which he also hosted was a Chart Show which counts down the best 10 Ghanaian songs in the Ashanti Region on Sunday from 12-3pm. He played the unreleased and brand new songs as well as conduct interviews.
James Kwasi Oberko was born on January 7, 1979 in Accra. He attended St. Mary’s Seminary Secondary School in Lolobi, Hohoe in the Volta Region of Ghana.
In 2000, he enrolled at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology where he read Bsc. Agriculture. Having specialised in Animal Science he was awarded with a Second Class (Upper Division) in 2004.
Thankful to education and believing that, it is the root of his success, he went back to KNUST to read MSc Development Policy and Planning (DEPP) and would be finishing school in three months time.
Jamester’s radio career began at the now defunct Continental 96.1fm at the Unity Hall of the KNUST in October 2000. He began by reading news and later rose to be the presenter of Conti-City Show, Multi-Track Show and the News Analysis Show. His diligence and performance were enough reasons for the Hall authorities to recognise him in several ways.
In 2001, he was appointed as one of the youngest Programme Managers of the station. This brought about a total revolution of programming on the station. Having worked diligently as a presenter and a Programmes Manager he became the obvious choice for the position of the Studio Manager in late 2002.
Being a person who embraces challenges, he opted to run for the position of KNUST SRC’s Public Relations Officer with just with the aim to establish the now FOCUS 94.3FM, which he was able to establish after winning the elections.
Following his zeal to become a presenter of his kind, he applied and was appointed as a presenter at Luv FM in October, 2003. As a multi-talented and innovative presenter he hosted top of the market programmes like The Private Party (entertainment), Oseikrom Top Ten (Chart show) and Gift of Songs(Request show).