Le prince héritier Mohammed bin Salman dévoile le plan directeur de Soudah Peaks

RIYAD, Arabie Saoudite, 27 sept. 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Son Altesse Royale, le prince héritier saoudien Mohammed ben Salmane bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Premier ministre et président de Soudah Development, a dévoilé le plan directeur pour développer un nouveau projet dans la région montagneuse de Soudah et certaines parties de Rijal Almaa. Le projet Soudah Peaks prévoit la création d’une destination de tourisme de montagne de luxe à 3015 mètres d’altitude, sur le plus haut sommet d’Arabie saoudite. Situé dans un environnement naturel et culturel extraordinaire dans la région d’Asir, dans le sud-ouest de l’Arabie saoudite, le projet sert d’élément clé des efforts du Fonds d’investissement public (PIF) visant à diversifier l’économie en développant des industries vitales telles que le tourisme, l’hôtellerie et les loisirs, et en soutenant la stratégie de développement d’Asir.

Le prince héritier Mohammed bin Salman, président du conseil d’administration de Soudah Development, a déclaré que Soudah Peaks représentait une nouvelle ère du tourisme de montagne de luxe, dans la mesure où il propose une expérience de vie sans précédent tout en préservant l’environnement naturel et la richesse culturelle et patrimoniale. Ce projet est stratégiquement conforme aux objectifs de la Vision 2030, à savoir développer le tourisme et les loisirs, soutenir la croissance économique, attirer les investissements, contribuer à hauteur de plus de 29 milliards de riyals saoudiens au PIB cumulé du Royaume et créer des milliers de possibilités d’emploi directes et indirectes.

Et son altesse royale d’ajouter : « Le plan directeur réaffirme notre engagement aux efforts mondiaux visant à préserver l’environnement et les ressources naturelles pour les générations futures à contribuer à la diversification des sources de revenus nationaux et à la construction d’une économie solide qui attire les investissements locaux et mondiaux ».

« Soudah Peaks sera une addition importante au secteur du tourisme en Arabie saoudite et placera le Royaume sur la carte du tourisme mondial, tout en célébrant la richesse de la culture et du patrimoine du pays. Les visiteurs auront l’occasion de découvrir la beauté de Soudah Peaks, d’explorer la richesse de sa culture et de son patrimoine, et de vivre l’expérience de l’hospitalité authentique de la communauté locale. Soudah Peaks proposera des expériences inoubliables dans un cadre verdoyant, au-dessus des nuages », a indiqué le prince héritier.

Soudah Peaks vise à fournir des services d’hospitalité luxueux et haut de gamme à plus de deux millions de visiteurs tout au long de l’année d’ici à 2033. Le plan directeur est conçu de manière à refléter les styles traditionnels et architecturaux locaux et à promouvoir le patrimoine culturel et paysager de la région. La destination comptera six zones de développement uniques : Tahlal, Sahab, Sabrah, Jareen, Rijal et Red Rock. Chacune d’entre elles disposera d’une gamme d’installations de classe mondiale, notamment des hôtels, des stations de montagne de luxe, des chalets résidentiels, des villas, des manoirs haut de gamme, des attractions commerciales et de divertissement, ainsi que des attractions en plein air dédiées au sport, à l’aventure, au bien-être et à la culture.

Soudah Development fournira 2700 chambres d’hôtel, 1336 unités résidentielles et 80 000 mètres carrés d’espace commercial pour Soudah Peaks d’ici à 2033. Le plan directeur sera développé sur trois phases. L’achèvement de la première phase est prévu pour 2027 avec 940 chambres d’hôtel, 391 unités résidentielles et 32 000 mètres carrés d’espace commercial.

Soudah Peaks s’étend sur plus de 627 kilomètres carrés surplombant un paysage naturel impressionnant, avec moins de 1 % des terrains acquis à des fins de construction. Il reflète en effet l’engagement de Soudah Development à protéger et à préserver l’environnement, en adoptant les meilleures normes de développement durable, et en contribuant aux efforts de l’Initiative verte saoudienne.

En tant que société par actions fermée appartenant au PIF, Soudah Development vise à développer une destination touristique de montagne de luxe unique en Arabie Saoudite, tout en préservant l’environnement naturel et le patrimoine culturel de la zone du projet répartie sur Soudah et certaines parties de Rijal Almaa.

À propos de Soudah Development
Soudah Development est une société anonyme fermée entièrement détenue par le Fonds d’investissement public (PIF) de l’Arabie saoudite. Elle a été créée pour stimuler le développement d’une destination touristique de montagne de luxe, couvrant Soudah et certaines parties de Rijal Almaa, dans la région d’Asir, au sud-ouest de l’Arabie saoudite. Elle vise à préserver le paysage naturel et à respecter le riche patrimoine culturel de la région, en attirant 2 millions de visiteurs chaque année d’ici à 2033. Le développement de Soudah a été annoncé le 24 février 2021 par SAR le prince héritier Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Premier ministre et président du PIF.

Pour de plus amples informations, veuillez consulter les liens suivants :
Sites électroniques : www.soudah.sa et www.soudahpeaks.com
Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn et Facebook : @Soudahpeaks
Ou par email : press@soudah.sa

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Contacts:
Mohammed A. Alshehri
Press@soudah.sa

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10 areas of the aerospace industry to be disrupted by AI tools

DUBLIN, Ireland, Sept. 27, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The use of AI in aviation goes beyond customer support chatbots and price comparison tools for travelers. While these applications will definitely stay and become ubiquitous, the real disruption will come from optimizing the “hard” areas of aviation – from revenue management to evaluating the likelihood of a strike. Chairman of Avia Solutions Group Gediminas Ziemelis shares his predictions regarding the areas where AI in aviation will make a massive difference.

  1. Unlocking true dynamic pricing. In the airline business, revenue management has never been an easy game, but the stakes are even higher in the post-COVID world. According to IATA, the average profit margin per passenger today is truly razor-thin – just $2.25, compared to double-digit numbers in 2019. AI can help improve the tough task of analyzing historical data and calculating the right price, taking into account the client’s location and a myriad of other factors. While larger airlines will probably opt for building their own solutions in-house, there’s already a growing number of carriers partnering with the likes of AirGain – an AI-driven predictive solution with a data lake covering 6 billion price points.
  2. Maintaining engine health. Predictive maintenance has been an integral part of MRO for quite some time now, with sensors helping airlines determine when and what needs to be fixed or replaced. Artificial Intelligence can use both real-time sensor data and predictive historical fault patterns to reduce downtime and overall costs of maintenance. A recent study conducted by the University of Maryland’s Center for Advanced Aviation System Development (CAASD) found that predictive maintenance can reduce aircraft operational costs by up to 20%. AI is already disrupting this field. For instance, Lufthansa Technik has leveled up aircraft upkeep with its AI-driven predictive maintenance systems. Their Condition Analytics solution employs machine learning algorithms to analyze sensor data from various aircraft components, predicting maintenance needs with remarkable precision. The creation of so-called “digital twins” – perfect virtual replicas that change their parameters according to the physical component’s wear – MRO technicians use digital twins for predictive maintenance and to detect anomalies by comparing real-world sensor data to the data generated by digital twins.
  3. Planning the most efficient route. According to IATA, airlines will spend $215 billion this year, accounting for around 28% of operating expenses, which can be reduced with more efficient route planning. Numerous variables (including air traffic congestion, quickly changing weather patterns, and fluctuating fuel costs) make route planning a complex and demanding task, which can either improve or damage a carrier’s bottom line, depending on how efficiently it is performed. AI-enabled platforms can accelerate decision-making for operators, helping them harness not just the power of historical data but also of predictive mechanisms that, together, generate an actionable and clear picture. One example of such a platform is Flyways, which uses scheduled and active flight data to map out flight routes that go through less-congested areas and bypass areas with adverse weather conditions. The solution has already been tested out by Alaska Airlines, saving the company 480,000 gallons of fuel and resulting in 4,600 fewer tons in carbon emissions over a six-month period. The results of such AI-operator collaboration are reflected not only in cost savings but also in helping businesses become more sustainable. Once such solutions become commonplace not just among airlines but also flight authorities around the world, we will look back at today and be surprised at how inefficient all of us were when planning routes.
  4. Predicting strikes. While strikes in aviation usually make headlines because of the disruption they have on travelers’ plans (especially around major holidays), the fact that airlines can lose tens if not hundreds of millions per strike is often overlooked. In 2022, for instance, SAS lost $145 million over a 15-day pilot strike. As AI can analyze not just technical but also sociological data, a model could be designed to help airlines predict a potential strike and be better prepared for potential negotiations. Models like this that can predict the probability of individual employees leaving their jobs have already been developed by IBM, producing 95% accuracy.
  5. Improving workflows in-flight. An AI can serve as a helper not just to the staff on the ground but also to the cabin crew. It is not just about making routine tasks easier – a properly trained tool can offer expert advice on managing the aircraft and making quick, informed decisions, especially when the pressure is on and quick decisions are vital. The wheels are already in motion to bring this vision to life, with Level 1 AI applications nearing certification, thanks to EASA’s Trustworthiness of Machine Learning based Systems guidelines established in April 2022.
  6. Helping pilots and crew maintain their mental health. Could an AI model have prevented the suicide-by-pilot disaster of Germanwings Flight 9525 that led to the death of 150 people? While this is an area of much speculation, specially designed regular staff screenings can help predict the likelihood of mental issues exacerbated by exposure to stressful events, such as circadian rhythm disruptions, instances of turbulence, and onboard emergencies. Another promising application, which is already being tested by the UK startup Blueskeye AI, is the use of facial sensing technology to identify fatigue in pilots. Today, fatigue is calculated based on the number of hours a pilot has flown, but in the future, this metric will be highly individualized.
  7. Predicting the probability of Airworthiness Directives. An Airworthiness Directive (AD) for either a part of the frame or the engine can ground a sizeable share of an airline’s fleet, especially one that is not diversified across different models. Knowing the likelihood of such a risk can massively help at different stages of fleet management – from fleet formation to maintenance. Much like AI-driven risk management software in banks and financial institutions, a similar solution could be deployed to calculate and mitigate AD risks.
  8. Improving in-house quality management processes. While no malfunction will ever rival the $20 billion bill that Boeing had to foot because of the crashes and subsequent grounding of the 737 MAX, a QA issue can still bankrupt a company. While quality assurance standards in aviation are already higher than in any other industry due to strict regulation of everything related to safety and security, AI can boost in-house quality assurance protocols within the realms of aviation manufacturing and airline management. At the manufacturing stage, a sophisticated computer vision system enhanced by manual checks can better pinpoint flaws in components. For airlines, an AI-enhanced Safety Management System (SMS) can take into account vast amounts of data from various sources, including performance, weather partners and maintenance information.
  9. Finding the best logistics solution for AOG situations. While every aircraft on ground (AOG) situation is unique, it can cost the airline anything from $10,000 to $150,000, not to mention reputational damage. Figuring out the puzzle of both finding the spare part needed and delivering it in hours, and not days, can be tricky, especially if the AOG situation happens far away from major hubs. An AI solution could help the company quickly locate and ship the part to the aircraft. At the same time, a predictive maintenance solution can help prepare for potential AOG events and make sure that there are always enough critical parts in stock.
  10. Determining insurance pricing. In the post-9/11 world, aviation insurance buyers globally are still encountering escalating prices and diminished availability when it comes to war risk coverage. An AI model can help airlines calculate the risks they are facing more precisely, helping them to understand their “war risk” exposure when they are making insurance-related decisions.

About Gediminas Ziemelis

Gediminas Ziemelis (born April 4, 1977) is an accomplished Lithuanian entrepreneur, business consultant, and the founder and current Chairman of the Board of Avia Solutions Group, the largest global ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance) provider, operating a fleet of 196 aircraft. He was selected twice among the top 40 most talented young industry leaders by Aviation Week & Space Technology.

Gediminas is known for his cosmopolitan mindset and exceptional management skills, which have contributed to his success in various business fields. Over his 26-year-long career, Gediminas has founded more than 100 start-ups, 50% of which are still in operation, led companies through 4 successful IPO/SPO processes, and raised over 800 million euros in global public capital and bond markets.

In December 2022, Gediminas Ziemelis was listed as the richest Lithuanian by TOP Magazine, with estimated assets worth 1.68 billion euros.

Gediminas is the largest donator of Rimantas Kaukenas Support Group, a charity and support fund, that provides help to children with oncological diseases and their families. He is also the biggest shareholder in the leading basketball club Wolves.

Media contact: 
Silvija Jakiene 
Chief Communications Officer 
Avia Solutions Group 
silvija.jakiene@aviasg.com 
+370 671 22697

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HRH Crown Prince launches Soudah Peaks’ masterplan

HRH Crown Prince launches Soudah Peaks’ masterplan

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Sept. 27, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Prime Minister, and Chairman of Soudah Development has launched the masterplan to develop Soudah and parts of Rijal Almaa into Soudah Peaks – a luxury mountain tourism destination set 3,015 meters above sea level on Saudi Arabia’s highest peak. Situated within an extraordinary natural and cultural environment in the Aseer region (southwest Saudi Arabia), the project is a key part of the Public Investment Fund (PIF)’s efforts to diversify the economy by expanding vital industries such as tourism, hospitality, and entertainment, and supporting Aseer development strategy.

HRH Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Chairman of Soudah Development’s Board of Directors, stated that Soudah Peaks represents a new era of luxury mountain tourism by providing an unprecedented living experience while preserving the natural environment, cultural, and heritage richness. It is strategically aligned with Vision 2030 goals of expanding tourism and entertainment, supporting economic growth, attracting investments, contributing more than SAR 29 billion to the Kingdom’s cumulative GDP, and creating thousands of direct and indirect job opportunities.

HRH said, “The masterplan reaffirms our commitment to global efforts in preserving the environment and natural resources for future generations and aims to contribute to diversifying national income sources and building a strong economy that attracts local and global investments.”

HRH added, “Soudah Peaks will be a significant addition to the tourism sector in Saudi Arabia and place the Kingdom on the global tourism map, whilst highlighting and celebrating the country’s rich culture and heritage. Visitors will have the opportunity to discover the beauty of Soudah Peaks, explore its rich culture and heritage, and experience the authentic hospitality of the local community. Soudah Peaks will offer unforgettable experiences amidst lush greenery, above the clouds.”

Soudah Peaks aims to offer high-end luxurious hospitality services to over two million visitors throughout the year by 2033. The masterplan is being designed to reflect the local traditional, and architectural styles, and will promote both the cultural and landscape heritage of the region. The destination will be home to 6 unique development zones: Tahlal, Sahab, Sabrah, Jareen, Rijal, and Red Rock. Each will offer a range of world-class facilities including hotels, luxury mountain resorts, residential chalets, villas, premium mansion sites, entertainment and commercial attractions, as well as outdoor attractions dedicated to sports, adventure, wellness and culture.

Soudah Development will deliver 2,700 hospitality keys, 1,336 residential units, and 80,000 square meters of commercial space for Soudah Peaks by 2033. The masterplan will be developed over three phases, with 940 hotel keys, 391 residential units, and 32,000 square meters of retail space expected to be completed in 2027, within Phase one.

Soudah Peaks is set across more than 627 square kilometers of awe-inspiring nature, with less than 1% of the land being acquired for building, reflecting Soudah Development’s commitment to protecting and preserving the environment, following best-in-class sustainability standards, and contributing to the efforts of the Saudi Green Initiative.

As a closed joint-stock company owned by PIF, Soudah Development aims to develop a unique luxury mountain tourism destination in Saudi Arabia, whilst preserving the natural environment and cultural heritage of the project area spread across Soudah and parts of Rijal Almaa.

About Soudah Development
Soudah Development is a closed joint-stock company fully owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia. It has been established to drive the development of a luxury mountain tourism destination, covering Soudah and parts of Rijal Almaa, in the Aseer region in southwest Saudi Arabia. It aims to preserve the natural landscape and respect the rich cultural heritage of the region, whilst attracting 2 million visitors every year by 2033. Soudah Development was announced by HRH Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Prime Minister, and Chairman of PIF, on February 24, 2021.

For more information, visit the links below:
Website: www.soudah.sa & www.soudahpeaks.com
Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook: @Soudahpeaks
Or by email: press@soudah.sa

Source: NewsBeatWire

Contacts:

Mohammed A. Alshehri

Press@soudah.sa

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Disgruntle football stakeholders accuse CAF and FIFA of protecting Samuel Eto’o

A college some football stakeholders with some recently reinstated into their functions by the Court of Arbitration for Sports say the African Football Federation should not be hideouts for some group of lawless persons who are protected by FIFA and CAF.

The College of Personalities is made up of Gen Pierre Semengue, Faustin Domkeu, Henri Njalla Quan Junior, Joseph Fetcheu, Henri Claude Mballa, Abdouraman Hamadou, Pierre Ndjili Ndengue, Guibai Gatama and François Kuedem, in an open letter to FIFA and CAF presidents at the start of the week, condemned what they described as impartiality noticed in the treatment of Samuel Eto’o at the helm of FECAFOOT by the two football powerhouses.

The group of disgruntled officials accused FIFA and CAF of being biased and slow in applying the law on Samuel Eto’o whose management of the Cameroon Football Federation, has been marred by allegations worse than those of Mr Luis Rubiales, former president of the Spanish Football Federation who forcefully kissed a player after Spain’s victory at the Women World Cup. Mr Rubiales was forced to resign after the scandal, as judicial procedures were accelerated. A procedure which according to the plaignants, remains on a standby at FECAFOOT.

In listing the allegations from the “found guilty” of the former Lion’s captain by a Spanish court to 22 months imprisonment, through match-fixing scandals, to his engagement with a gambling company, the officials say CAF has remained silent since its outing on August 9, 2023 in which it promised to open investigations on allegations of improper behavior by Samuel Eto’o.

This they say is discrimination done by the football governing bodies in favor of Samuel Eto’o.

Source: Cameroon News Agency

GloMeF inaugurates adolescent parliament to tackle pressing needs of young people

The Global Media Foundation (GloMeF) has inaugurated Adolescent Parliament to identify and help tackle the pressing developmental needs of young people in the Sunyani Municipality. GloMeF is non-profit organisation, which specialises in the usage social, and behaviour change communication, right, and evidence-based research approaches to facilitate inclusive development programmes targeting young people, women, children, and other vulnerable groups in the society. Accordingly, the Sunyani-based NGO has elected 19 parliamentarians to lead the adolescent movement and give them a voice in the decision-making process, as part of the implementation of its ‘Resilient City for Adolescent Project’ expected to directly benefit 1,500 and indirectly reach out to 3000 boys and girls. The Swiss Botnar Foundation under its Resilient City for Adolescents Initiative is funding the implementation of the 300,000-pound sterling project, which seeks to improve the lives of adolescents in the country. In an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on the side-lines of an adolescent engagement meeting in Sunyani, as part of the project’s implementation, Mr Raphael Godlove Ahenu, the Chief Executive Officer, GloMeF said the NGO was yet to elect and inaugurate the Speaker, Deputy Speaker as well as the majority and minority leaders for the adolescent parliament. The meeting, he added, was to collect the views, and identify the fundamental problems confronting the about 200 participants. Mr Ahenu noted though Ghana was the country to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Right of the Child, many adolescent boys and girls were still denied some basic rights and privileges. Besides, he indicated the African Union Conventions and Protocols on the Rights and Responsibility of the Child as well as the Children Act required young people access to shelter, food, quality health and participation in decision-making. Yet, Mr Ahenu added many Ghanaian children were denied three square meals, shelter, and access to quality healthcare, saying it was imperative that the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies captured and addressed the needs of adolescent people in their four-year medium development plans. ‘The adolescent parliament is not geared towards inciting or instigating young people, but rather, to ensure their voices are heard in the decision-making process at the local levels,’ he stated. Under the Adolescent Parliament, Mr Ahenu said vulnerable adolescent boys and girls would be provided with employable skill training, career development as well as benefit from digital innovation programmes. He said about 45 of them between 13 and 21 years would benefit from the digital innovation programme while 15 of them would also be enrolled in the skills training which covered dressing making, hairdressing, body makeups, manicure, and pedicure. Mr Ahenu called on parents to draw closer to their adolescent boys and girls, communicate and help to identify and address the challenges confronting them.

Source: Ghana News Agency

‘Rhythms On Da Runway’ receives most prestigious event in Africa award

Rhythms On Da Runway’, the continent’s leading annual fashion and music spectacle, has won the most prestigious event in Africa award at prestigious Africa Events Awards, cementing its position as a trailblazer in the event planning and management sector. This accolade underscores the event’s unwavering dedication to innovation and its commitment to delivering exceptional experiences yearly. The Africa Events Awards ceremony is a platform that celebrates outstanding achievements and contributions within the event industry, recognizing the ingenuity, creativity, and passion of individuals and teams who craft unforgettable experiences. Mr. Kofi Okyere-Darko (K O D), the Creative President of NINETEEN57, expressed his excitement about this prestigious award, saying, ‘we are thrilled to receive this recognition and would inspire us to achieve even greater things in the coming years. ‘Rhythms On Da Runway has always been about pushing boundaries and redefining what is possible in the world of fashion and music events.’ He said the award holds immense significance and reaffirms the event’s status as a trailblazer in the industry. It has captivated audiences with its enchanting fusion of traditional African rhythms, contemporary beats, and captivating runway displays by renowned African designers. Mr. Darko said it had become a platform that not only celebrates Africa’s diverse cultural identity but also promotes unity and inclusivity among the continent’s people., and it is poised to push boundaries of creativity and innovation in the world of fashion, music events and beyond. The Africa Award event aspires to be a driving force behind sustainable practices in the industry while preserving Africa’s rich cultural heritage. Rhythms On Da Runway aims to create a legacy that inspires generations to come. Organisers of Rhythms On Da Runway extended their heartfelt gratitude to the Africa Events Awards for the recognition. They acknowledge the unwavering support of their dedicated team, partners, sponsors, and the ever-enthusiastic audience that has made this journey possible. ‘As it basks in the glory of this achievement, the team remains committed to delivering even more spectacular experiences in the years ahead’, they said.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Ada Nkyinkyim Museum tour heralds World Tourism Day celebration

This year’s World Tourism Day celebration has begun with a tour of the Nkyinkyim Museum, in Ada, by officials of the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) and the Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture. The museum is creatively built with a curation of unique sculptures that tell the stories of Africa’s past and the struggles of the Black race. Officials of the GTA and the Ministry were taken through a 40-minute tour of some of the various sites on the 115-acre land set aside for artistic display. Mr Kwame Akoto Bamfo, Executive Director of Nkyinkyim, who took the tourists on a solemn and emotional tour, said the vision of setting up the site was to ‘provide healing through restorative and transformative justice.’ It was also to re-engage with the things and people long-lost and to reclaim history through education. ‘The Museum is an evolving museum that seamlessly combines African art, history and performance; intangible cultural heritage such as drumming, dancing, traditional rites and food. The museum experience is designed to guide visitors towards healing and restorative justice; healing from the legacies of African enslavement and colonialism.’ This years world Tourism Day celebrations would continue with a grand durbar of Chiefs and people of Ada. The Day, on the theme ‘ Tourism and Green investment’, is aimed at highlighting the need for more and better targeted investment for people, planet and prosperity as well as highlighting priorities for tourism recovery and future growth and development as well as new and innovative solutions for the environment.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Don’t be distracted by recent happenings in the Party – Veep to NPP faithful

Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has urged members and supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) not to be distracted by any events in the Party but remain focused on winning next year’s elections. Vice President Bawumia gave the advice when he interacted with party faithful on the sidelines of a visit to a Limited Voter Registration Centre in the Eastern Region on Wednesday, September 27. He said the signs were clear that the party would record a remarkable victory in the December 2024 polls, hence the need to work hard and stay focused. ‘I am happy that you have come out to meet me today for this important national exercise. It tells me that the party is very alive and very strong,’ he stated. ‘One of the things that we need to know as a party is that we are going to win the 2024 election. Do not have any doubt in your mind. We will have to work hard, no doubt we will have to work hard, but it is possible to ‘Break the Eight.’ ‘We are going to break the 8, and we will need all of your efforts for us to break the 8. Let us keep focus as a party. Don’t be distracted by events. Stay focused on the main task, which is to break the 8. ‘Let nobody distract us. We are going to win, so let nobody distract you. Focus, focus, focus on breaking the 8 in 2024. It is possible!’ Dr Bawumia declared. The Vice President underscored the importance of the Limited Registration Exercise to Ghana’s democratic growth and commended the Electoral Commission for satisfactorily discharging its duties so far. ‘It is very important that we get everyone who is eligible to vote, to come and register to vote in the upcoming District Assembly elections and the General Elections in 2024. We want to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to register,’ he emphasised. Dr Bawumia, who has also visited Centres in the Greater Accra and Central regions, on Saturday, September 23 suspended his nationwide engagement with NPP delegates ahead of the party’s upcoming Presidential Primaries to enable the party concentrate fully on the registration exercise.

Source: Ghana News Agency