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General News of Monday, 24 April 2017


Work with urgency – Nduom to state bodies

Businessman Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom has urged state institutions to reform their attitudes and work with a sense of urgency whenever they problems arise.

Dr Nduom’s advice comes on the heels of a fire that engulfed his hotel, the Coconut Grove Regency Hotel, on Saturday 22 April. The fire destroyed several items but no one was hurt in the inferno.

“I have a heavy heart because though accidents do happen, this fire should not have caused so much damage and destruction. We have a lot to do to reform our state institutions and attitude to working with urgency when we are confronted with problems,” the 2016 flag bearer of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) wrote on Facebook.

He expressed gratitude to Ghanaians for their encouragement and staff of the hotel for the swift response to douse the inferno.

Dr Nduom further wrote: “As far as my faith will take me, I give thanks to God. This has been one of the most difficult months for me as an entrepreneur ever and for my family. Still we stand ready to keep moving on, positively. We owe our ability to do this to many, many well-wishers from near and far who encourage us and support our enterprises. I am thankful for our loyal customers and business partners who have gone beyond their personal interests to stand by us no matter what.

“We have an amazing team of management and staff. The teamwork they have demonstrated to ensure that the Regency Hotel fire challenge is overcome quickly has been wonderful to observe. They are living the spiritual guidance we teach all our employees: 2 Timothy 1:7 ‘For the spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline’ and Jeremiah 29:11: ‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’”

He added that he was grateful to government officials, friends, politicians, religious leaders, and businessmen and women and others for their encouragement and concerns.

Dr Nduom announced that First Digital TV was back on air and ATV and BTA were broadcasting, adding that the affected GN Bank and Gold Coast Fund Management branches will be opened today, Monday 24 April, for business next door. He assured customers that their funds and data were safe.