The General Assembly of the Ghaspora founding members, across Europe, recorded a positive resonance, last week in Dortmund, Germany. Since the formation of the entity in January 2017,most of the deliberations were channeled through telephone conference, hence, this landmark General Assembly, has engaged members to put up structures that would execute their convinced projects ahead.
The idea of bringing all Ghanaians in the Diaspora (Ghaspora) under one umbrella, setting up structures in aid to the Ghana/ Socio Economic development is being conceived by Mr Kwaku Appiah (former Secretary of the ruling National Patriotic Party here in Germany)
A great number of Ghanaians who participated in the first telephone conference last year, decided to tackle the menace of filthy waste materials in Ghana, that are detrimental to our health. Participants of the telephone conference considered preservation of our Agricultural products as another priority in solving Ghana Socio -Economic growth. Therefore Ghaspora brought Food processing in their developed concept.
Detailing the legal section of Ghaspora meeting at “ The House Of Varieties” (Haus der Vielfalt, Dortmund) the Moderator Mr Frederick Addo explained the functions and intrinsic of the Executive Organ. The house was convinced about the necessity of the election and thereafter, Mr Kwaku Appiah, the initiator, was crowned as the Chairperson . Mr Frederick Addo, an outstanding business Expert in a Pharma Industry (France) was chosen as a vice Chairperson.
In an exclusive interview Mr Frederick Addo brought it in revelation that Ghaspora has embarked on three major projects in Ghana including the Agro Processing, Waste Management and Sanitation (Eco Toilets)
Ghaspora in their negotiation with some key Elites at the Mampong Traditional Council as well as the Municipal Council is able to secure about 20acres of land where factories would be mounted to preserve Ghana Agricultural products. “ Ghaspora is going to put up a cornflakes and biscuit factories in the region and I think it will reduce the massive unemployment in the region and expedite development in the country” (MrAddo added)
Other Members among the Executive elects at the General Assembly are as follows..
Mr Clement Akomea Brako (Secretary)
Mr Adu Boahene (Deputy Secretary)
Mrs Cassandra Abrokwa Lahmer ( Treasure)
Mr Kwame Abrefa Busia (Deputy Treasure)
Mr Ralph Adeniran (Chief - Public Relation Officer)
Mrs Christabel Coffie (Deputy -Public Relation Officer)
Nii Korley Commodore (Chief Organiser)
Mr Yamoah Gyasi(Deputy Organiser)
Mr Felix Baah (Cordinator)
Mr Kyere Ampofo (Deputy Cordinator)
Mrs Eugenia Agyemang ( Auditor)
Mr Joseph Addae (Research Officer)
Mr Botchway( Deputy Research Officer)
The General Assembly in a consensus designated three Members to manage their Pilot projects in anticipation.
1. Mr Kwaku Appiah, as the CEO of Ghaspora Sanitation Project , with a special assignment to manage the Eco Toilet Initiative.
2. Mr Clement Brako Akomea, CEO, Waste Management and Recycling.
3. Mr Frederick Addo, CEO, Agro Processing and Management respectively.
Other areas that came under intensive discussion were implementation of Shareholding scheme and founding members Equity.
a.The General Assembly decided to sell Social Parts or Business Unit of Ghaspora Company Limited .
b.The Assembly confirmed further the Equity Share for qualified founding members.
c. Members agreed not to sell out Shares, rather, allow Customers to reserve Shares, until all legal obligations are cleared.
In his closing remarks Mr Clement Akomea Brako, Presiding Chairperson of the Assembly, rendered his heartfelt appreciation to all Participants making the event a class of its kind. He extended his profound gratitude on behalf of Ghaspora Foundation to Mr Yamoah Gyasi who offered a facility in Accra, Weija to be used as Ghaspora Office in the capital Region.
In summary, Ghaspora has come to stay and is ready to supplement the growth of Ghana Economy by bringing down developmental projects.
The pilot project of the Waste Management and Recycling is in shoot at Kwanyako in the Central Region. The Agro processing in Mampong -Ashanti is under progress whilst the Eco toilets would be distributed very soon across various regions in the country. More than 70 people both in Europe and Ghana have placed their reservation for Ghaspora Shareholders slot and other anticipated areas. For further information, please contact the Management of GHASPORA or check www.ghaspora.com
By David Adu Boahene
Founder Radio Africa Stuttgart