Fortrea Apresenta Solução Abrangente para Aprimorar a Diversidade e Inclusão na Pesquisa Clínica

Utilizando dados do mundo real, insights de pacientes e um processo sistemático para a criação, operação e análise da eficácia dos planos de ação de diversidade em ensaios clínicos

DURHAM, N.C., May 31, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A Fortrea (Nasdaq: FTRE) (a “Empresa”), uma organização líder global de pesquisa por contrato (CRO), anunciou hoje o lançamento da sua solução abrangente e integrada para a melhoria da diversidade e inclusão (D&I) dos participantes em ensaios clínicos. A solução de D&I da Fortrea foi projetada para expandir o acesso dos pacientes a participar de ensaios clínicos e atender aos requisitos da Food and Drug Administration (FDA) dos EUA, sob a Lei de Reforma Omnibus de Alimentos e Medicamentos, para aumentar a inscrição de populações sub-representadas em ensaios clínicos.

O processo abrangente da Fortrea integra cinco componentes do planejamento e execução de ações de diversidade:

  • Consultores de evidências do mundo real pesquisam conjuntos de dados relevantes do mundo real para informar o planejamento da diversidade.
  • Especialistas em regulamentação, desenvolvimento e operações clínicas elaboram o Plano de Ação de Diversidade, validam com grupos de pacientes e negociam com os reguladores.
  • As equipes operacionais acessam várias plataformas de dados, o Conselho Consultivo de Locais da Fortrea e soluções habilitadas por tecnologia para implementar o Plano de Ação de Diversidade como parte integrante da execução dos ensaios clínicos da Fortrea.
  • O monitoramento e os relatórios são habilitados pelo exclusivo Painel de Insights de Estudo de Diversidade e Inclusão da Fortrea, fornecendo dados e visualizações acionáveis para o gerenciamento contínuo do estudo.
  • Escritores técnicos de relatórios experientes compilam dados e preparam relatórios para envio regulatório, com suporte regulatório contínuo fornecido como parte da solução de D&I.

“A pesquisa clínica que reflete uma população representativa fornece uma melhor visão de como um tratamento potencial funcionará em um ambiente do mundo real”, disse John Doyle, DrPH, presidente da Fortrea Consulting. “Requisitos regulatórios recentes codificam o progresso dos últimos anos na abordagem biofarmacêutica para aumentar a inclusão de diversas populações nos seus programas de desenvolvimento. A solução da Fortrea traz uma profunda experiência em dados do mundo real para projetar planos de D&I eficazes e realistas, juntamente com mais de 30 anos de experiência em mais de 20 áreas terapêuticas na execução de testes. Também temos um compromisso firme com a D&I, não apenas nos ensaios clínicos, mas em toda a nossa empresa, à medida que buscamos nosso propósito de oferecer tratamentos que mudam a vida dos pacientes mais rapidamente.”

A solução de D&I da Fortrea incorpora uma série de ferramentas proprietárias, incluindo avaliações epidemiológicas e de viabilidade que utilizam uma combinação exclusiva de grandes conjuntos de dados. A solução também integra contribuições de grupos de pacientes para criar insights sobre a tolerância ao protocolo e os requisitos de suporte à conduta do estudo em diferentes populações de pacientes em várias áreas e geografias da terapia. Esses insights informam os planos globais e locais de recrutamento e retenção de pacientes para o alcance de populações de pacientes sub-representadas e abordagem das barreiras à participação de ensaios clínicos.

“Para a garantia da inclusão de diversas populações de pacientes em ensaios clínicos precisamos ir além de um plano, precisamos ter discernimento e agir”, disse Mark Morais, diretor de operações da Fortrea. “Devido ao nosso abrangente programa Voz do Paciente e à nossa colaboração com diversos locais de pesquisa e redes de locais, temos um profundo entendimento do que é necessário para o sucesso no alcance de populações que tradicionalmente têm sido sub-representadas nos ensaios clínicos. Na Fortrea, somos informados pelos dados do mundo real, habilitados pelas tecnologias inovadoras e impulsionados pela nossa paixão em oferecer novas terapias para todos os pacientes.”

Visite Diversidade e Inclusão em Ensaios Clínicos em Fortrea.com para mais informação.

Sobre a Fortrea

A Fortrea (Nasdaq: FTRE) é fornecedora líder global de soluções para o desenvolvimento clínico e acesso ao paciente para a indústria de ciências da vida. Fazemos parcerias com grandes e emergentes empresas biofarmacêuticas, de biotecnologia, de dispositivos médicos e de diagnóstico para impulsionar a inovação na saúde que acelera terapias que mudam a vida dos pacientes. A Fortrea fornece gerenciamento de testes clínicos de fase I-IV, farmacologia clínica, serviços de consultoria, soluções de testes com tecnologia diferenciada e serviços pós-aprovação.

As soluções da Fortrea utilizam suas três décadas de experiência abrangendo mais de 20 áreas terapêuticas, sua dedicação ao rigor científico, insights excepcionais e uma forte rede de pesquisadores. Nossa equipe talentosa e diversificada que trabalha em mais de 90 países é dimensionada para fornecer soluções focadas e ágeis para clientes de todo o mundo.

Saiba mais sobre como a Fortrea está se tornando uma força transformadora de pipeline para paciente na Fortrea.com e siga-nos no LinkedIn e X (antigo Twitter) @Fortrea.

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Fortrea para Mídia: Galen Wilson – 703-298-0802, media@fortrea.com
Fortrea para Mídia: Kate Dillon – 646-818-9115, kdillon@prosek.com

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Fortrea lance une solution complète pour améliorer la diversité et l’inclusion dans la recherche clinique

Exploitation des données en conditions réelles, des connaissances des patients et adoption d’un processus systématique pour développer, concrétiser et mesurer l’efficacité des plans d’action en faveur de la diversité dans les essais cliniques.

DURHAM, État de Caroline du Nord, 31 mai 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Fortrea (Nasdaq : FTRE), ci-après la « Société », une organisation de recherche contractuelle (ou ORC) leader d’envergure mondiale, annonce ce jour la sortie de sa solution complète et intégrée ciblée sur l’amélioration de la diversité et de l’inclusion des participants aux essais cliniques. La solution « Diversité et Inclusion » développée par Fortrea est conçue pour élargir l’accès des patients aux essais cliniques et répondre aux exigences de la loi fédérale Food and Drug Omnibus Reform Act édictée par l’administration américaine des denrées alimentaires et des médicaments, la Food and Drug Administration, ou « FDA » visant à renforcer le recrutement des populations sous-représentées dans les essais cliniques.

L’approche globale de Fortrea intègre cinq axes de planification et d’exécution d’actions en faveur de la diversité :

  • Recherche des ensembles de données pertinentes en conditions réelles pilotée par les conseillers en vue de contribuer à la planification de la diversité.
  • Mise au point du plan d’action en faveur de la diversité élaborée par les experts en réglementation, développement et services cliniques, validation auprès des groupes de patients et négociations avec les autorités de tutelle réglementaires.
  • Mise en accès à de multiples plateformes de données pour les équipes opérationnelles, ainsi qu’au comité consultatif de site et à des solutions technologiques pour actionner le plan d’action en faveur de la diversité, pleinement intégré à l’exécution des essais cliniques à la main de Fortrea.
  • Suivi et reporting assurés par le tableau de bord exclusif de la solution dédié aux éclairages sur les données relatives aux notions de diversité et d’inclusion des études (Diversity and Inclusion Study Insights Dashboard), fournissant des données et des graphiques exploitables dans le cadre de la gestion continue de l’étude.
  • Compilation des données effectuée par des rédacteurs techniques expérimentés veillant également à la préparation des rapports en amont des dépôts auprès des autorités réglementaires, et appui réglementaire permanent intégré à la solution.

Pour John Doyle, docteur en santé publique et Président de Fortrea Consulting, « La recherche clinique reposant sur une population représentative donne une meilleure idée des modalités de fonctionnement d’un potentiel traitement en conditions réelles. Les nouvelles exigences réglementaires traduisent les progrès réalisés ces dernières années dans l’approche biopharmaceutique visant à améliorer l’inclusion de populations diverses au sein des programmes de développement. La solution de Fortrea apporte une expertise approfondie des données en conditions réelles pour concevoir des plans ciblés sur la diversité et l’inclusion efficaces et réalistes, et plus de 30 ans d’expérience dans plus de 20 disciplines thérapeutiques en matière d’exécution d’essais. Notre engagement sans faille envers la diversité et l’inclusion dépasse les frontières des essais cliniques pour s’étendre à l’ensemble de notre entreprise, à l’heure où nous poursuivons notre objectif de mettre plus rapidement à la disposition des patients des traitements susceptibles de changer leur vie ».

La solution « Diversité et Inclusion » développée par Fortrea intègre une série d’outils exclusifs, notamment des évaluations épidémiologiques et de faisabilité qui s’appuient sur une combinaison exclusive de vastes ensembles de données. Elle intègre également des données provenant de groupes de patients pour fournir des éclairages sur la tolérance au protocole et les exigences en matière de soutien à la conduite de l’étude pour différentes populations de patients, dans plusieurs disciplines thérapeutiques et territoires. Ces éclairages permettent d’élaborer des plans de recrutement et de fidélisation des patients à l’échelle mondiale et locale, d’atteindre les populations de patients sous-représentées et d’éliminer les obstacles à la participation aux essais cliniques.

« Garantir l’inclusion de diverses populations de patients dans les essais cliniques doit s’entendre au-delà d’un plan, ce qui demande de la perspicacité et de l’action », observe Mark Morais, chef de l’exploitation de Fortrea, avant d’ajouter : « Grâce à notre programme complet Voice of Patient (la voix des patients) et à notre collaboration avec divers centres investigateurs et réseaux de centres, nous comprenons parfaitement ce qu’il faut faire pour toucher les populations habituellement sous-représentées dans les essais cliniques. Chez Fortrea, nous nous appuyons sur des données en conditions réelles issues de technologies innovantes, et nous sommes animés d’une passion axée sur la proposition de nouveaux traitements à tous les patients. »

Pour en savoir plus, veuillez consulter la page Diversité et inclusion dans les essais cliniques sur le site Fortrea.com.

À propos de Fortrea

Fortrea (Nasdaq : FTRE) figure parmi les principaux fournisseurs de solutions de développement clinique et d’accès aux soins pour les patients dans le secteur des sciences de la vie. Nous nous associons à des entreprises émergentes et établies du secteur biopharmaceutique, de la biotechnologie, des dispositifs médicaux et du diagnostic pour stimuler l’innovation dans le domaine de la santé et accélérer la mise à disposition de traitements révolutionnaires pour les patients. Nous proposons des services de gestion d’essais cliniques de phase I à IV, de pharmacologie clinique, de conseil, d’essais différenciés axés sur des technologies habilitantes, et des services post-autorisation.

Nos solutions s’appuient sur 30 ans d’expérience dans 20 disciplines thérapeutiques, une passion pour la rigueur scientifique, des connaissances exceptionnelles et un solide réseau de centres de recherche. Notre équipe talentueuse et diversifiée répartie dans plus de 90 pays est dimensionnée pour fournir des solutions ciblées et agiles à nos clients, partout dans le monde.

Pour en savoir plus sur la manière dont Fortrea est moteur d’influence du pipeline au patient, consultez le site Fortrea.com et suivez-nous sur LinkedIn et X (anciennement Twitter) @Fortrea.

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EB5 Capital Receives I-956F Approvals for San Luis Obispo Marriott Hotels (JF31) and SouthFace Village at Okemo (JF36) Projects

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — EB5 Capital is pleased to report that its San Luis Obispo Marriott Hotels (JF31) project and SouthFace Village at Okemo (JF36) project were both approved by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in May 2024. Since the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 (RIA) was enacted, EB5 Capital has obtained Form I-956F project approvals across a total of nine EB-5 projects.

These Form I-956F approvals signify that USCIS, the government agency that oversees the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, has assessed, and verified the compliance of the EB-5 project. An I-956F project approval is also required prior to USCIS adjudicating individual I-526E petition approvals, the application for a foreign investor to secure conditional permanent residency in the United States.

“We are happy to see more of these project approvals come through, especially on our first rural deal in this post-RIA landscape,” said Brian Ostar, President of EB5 Capital. “SouthFace Village at Okemo is an exciting project, and we are confident its development is going to further enhance the local Okemo Mountain community and its year-round activities in central Vermont.”

SouthFace Village at Okemo (JF36) is a for-sale luxury ski-in and ski-out residential development on the southeast face of Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow, Vermont. As a rural Targeted Employment Area (TEA), this project qualifies for priority processing with USCIS. The recent Form I-956F project approval was granted within six months after the application was filed.

San Luis Obispo Marriott Hotels (JF31), the other EB5 Capital project recently approved by USCIS, is a four-story Marriott dual-branded Residence Inn and SpringHill Suites hotel in San Luis Obispo, California. The project is designated as a high unemployment TEA and was one of EB5 Capital’s first EB-5 raises under the new EB-5 legislation. Both JF36 and JF31 are currently under construction and are expected to generate over 1,300 jobs in total.

Now that both projects are approved with USCIS, EB5 Capital is looking forward to receiving individual I-526E petition approvals soon. The firm will continue to track the remainder of the construction process and support its investors with the completion of their immigration journey to the United States.

About EB5 Capital

EB5 Capital provides qualified foreign investors with opportunities to invest in job-creating commercial real estate projects under the United States Immigrant Investor Program (EB-5 Visa Program). Headquartered in Washington, DC, EB5 Capital’s distinguished track record and leadership in the industry has attracted investors from over 75 countries. As one of the oldest and most active Regional Center operators in the country, the firm has raised over $1 billion of foreign capital across approximately 40 EB-5 projects. 100% of our investors’ funds are protected by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) insurance prior to their deployment into our projects. Please visit www.eb5capital.com for more information.  

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NGO targets 40,000 youths for job opportunities in ‘Waste4Meal’ farming


An NGO, Agricultural Social Entrepreneurship Foundation (ASEF), has said that no fewer than 40,000 Nigerian youths will be trained for job opportunities in its ‘Waste4Meal’ farming project.

The ASEF President, Mr Oluwole Azeez, made this known while signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with New Generation Nutrition (NGN) and FIDAS African, at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, on Friday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Waste4Meal is the conversion of wastes into useable agricultural products, such as fertilisers, animal feeds and oil.

Azeez said that 40,000 Nigerians and no fewer than 100,000 African youths and women would be trained on Black Soldier Fly farming and waste aggregation recyclination, with the aim of making them earn a living, promote food security and reduce poverty.

He said that the trainees would be divided into clusters that would spread across all the states in Nigeria and other Africa countries like Ghana, South Africa, Liberia, Uganda
and Cameroon.

‘The cluster persons will create farm for them and work with investors that will bring money into the project for them.

‘I believe that Nigeria can feed itself if the citizenry taps into the project,’ he said.

Azeez said that Nigeria, being the biggest importer of animal feeds in Africa, imported the protein components of animal feeds which could be generated locally, using food waste and other organic waste and black soldier fly.

‘The banana peels, remnant of amala and rice can be converted into fertiliser and protein that fishes and pigs can eat and as well converted into oil we use in frying meat,’ Azeez said.

Also speaking, the ASEF Chief Executive Officer, Mrs Rosemary Adebayo, said the objective of the MoU was to create awareness and empowerment in inset farming industry and introduce Africans into the waste4meal project.

‘We intend to promote alternative sources of protein for farmers to reduce the difficulty they face in the agricultural sector in Nigeria and reduce the amount spen
t on animal feeds.

‘Waste4meal project is about training people the whole value-chain of the black soldier fly profitability,’ she said.

In her remarks, the FIDAS Africa Executive Director, Mrs Omolola Elsie, said that the organisation, being a decentralised online training platform focusing on agriculture, would ensure the success of the training.

Elsie said that her platform would be used to implement all the training component of the project.

Also speaking, the representative of NGN, Mr John Olabisi, said that the project would address the problem of food and livestock feed insufficiency in Nigeria.

In his own contribution, Dr Debo Akande, Director of Business Incubation Platform (BIP), IITA, and Executive Adviser to Oyo State Governor on Agricbusiness, commended the project organisers.

Akande, represented by the IITA Head of Social and Corporate Governance, Mr Wale Oladokun, said that it was a thing of joy for people to be trained and be made to turn the outcome of such training into profitable ways

Source: News Agency of Nigeria

Secondary Education Minister salutes CGCE Board, exam organisation in South West

By Nchendzengang Tatah

The Minister of Secondary Education, Prof. Pauline Nalova Lyonga has praised the Cameroon General Certificate of Education Board (CGCE) for organising effectively the 2024 GCE Examination.

Prof. Nalova Lyonga was speaking at the premises of the Board in Buea, May 30, during a visit to the South West to evaluate the unfolding of the official exams.

She chaired an incamera session with board members of the CGCE Board, after which she lauded their efforts. Minister Nalova who has for the whole week been at various schools through out the country supervising, said ‘everything has gone on well.’

Prof. Nalova Lyonga paid visits to some examination centers in the region and others schools, to evaluate the exam tempo and preparation for the next academic year respectively.

The member of government, debunked rumours of examination leakages circulating on the social media. She noted that, what the Ministry of Secondary Education (MINSEC) is seeing on the ground and what the social media is
saying stand at contrast.

‘The social media are not conducting the exam for us. We are conducting the exams and we know how the exams are going,’ Prof. Pauline Nalova assured.

She also added that; overall, the presence rate amongst candidates was almost complete but for minimal absences.The required spacing in halls was being respected and the clean school philosophy was being obeyed by all the teachers.

‘We are on the verge of showing the standards of Cameroon’s education with these exams going on. Everything standards wise, is just what we want,’ the MINSEC boss emphasized.

The GCE exams for 2024 is organised by an interim team of three, lead by Ndi Bernadette.

Source: Cameroon News Agency

Africa day, time to reflect on our culture

By Tanaka Chikomo

For some, culture is a distant concept that is only relevant on public holidays or feasts such as Africa Day, Culture Week, religious celebrations, or festivals such as Ngondo and Nyem-Nyem. However, for many writers and cultural enthusiasts, this term represents more than one distinct period of exuberant atmospheres, colourful dressing and assorted traditional meals. It shapes the way of life and the attitudes of a people (Edgerton 1965, 443); it serves as a legacy for communities’ future generations (Elias 1978b, 130) and a mechanism put in place to regulate both the internal and external environments of a community (Turner 1969, 98). However, the existence of various definitions does not necessarily mean the idea of culture is exempted from criticism and uncertainty, as highlighted in Matthew Thomas Johnson’s 2013 assessment of this phenomenon (Evaluating Culture pp 97-119). With the aid of cultures in Côte d’Ivoire, this short writeup aims to embrace the various representations of cult
ure and the power of the latter.

For certain philosophers, culture is a legacy (Elias 1978b, 130). When one thinks of anything legendary, the words long-lasting, established and investment might come to mind. During an encounter with Mama Suza at Pôle Technique, Bingerville, an avid gardener and homemaker, she expressed that culture can easily be passed on from one generation to the next, and that it is important for the current generation to learn from the elements of their grandparents’ cultures to enrich the cultural experience. This is a potent observation to note because the implication is that culture is not only a legacy that needs to be maintained, but a structure that also needs constant revival by the present generation. If a grandmother used to practice the tradition of storytelling with all her grandchildren, then the latter can also continue this activity and reinvent it to compliment the modern digital age. Culture therefore seems to represent something more than just than distinct celebrations
and festivals.

Mama Suzy, a homemaker, and avid gardener

While culture is more than vibrant feasts, it would be unjust to dismiss festivals and parades as an essential part of a people’s culture as they have the capacity to shape the minds of a community. For example, Ivorians partake in the annual SARA (Salon Internationale de l’Agriculture et des Ressources Animales), where business owners and agriculturalists present the process of manufacturing their products, from handbags made from cotton plants to attiéké made from cassava. Even though commercial activity is central to SARA, it is an opportunity to transform the minds of citizens while they get to enjoy dance, music, tasting new products, trying on new jewellery, or simply discussing with experts on the preparation of a particular spice. Thus, Edgerton’s former claim that culture seeks to shape the attitudes of a people’s mind is plausible.

The different types of attiéké made from manioc( Cassava)

Handbags made from cotton plants- SARA exhibition.

M
oreover, the concept of culture is seen as a mechanism to regulate the functioning of societies. In March 2023, representatives of WANEP (West African Network for Peacebuilding) travelled across 11 villages in the Haut-Sassandra and Hambol regions of Côte d’Ivoire. The mission’s objective was to present a project on accompanying 500 residents to obtain their national identification and birth certificates in accordance with the 2018-863 law, through WANEP’s Democracy and Good Governance programme. The team met with the local authorities (chiefs and council members) to take them through the importance of having national identification, before voting for the 2025 presidential elections commences.

Chiefs for the different villages in the department of Niakara,

Hambol, Ivory Coast

This interaction, though it was to encourage a democratic spirit in some of the overlooked regions of the country, highlights the significance of culture and how it coincides with the law. The project could not be presented if the chi
efs and the required participants of the respective regions were absent, indicating that even in external projects, the culture of a village cannot be compromised. One might also argue that this resistance to compromise shows the power of law over communities instead of the inherent force of culture. However, women in villages such as Arikokaha, for example, served the WANEP team a variety of traditional meals such as Agouti and Tchep, reflecting a certain level of cultural control in maintaining hospitality through offering homecooked meals to visitors on mission, regardless of the professional purpose of the mission itself. Given this position, culture is undoubtedly a means to regulate a community and to share its values with those who interact with it.

In conclusion, culture is clearly a multi-faceted concept because it covers a variety of functions in society, some of which have been explained above. While this is not an exhaustive account of what culture represents today, the above examples might give
some insight into the power, importance, and depth of culture on those in society. It is not merely about a single day to celebrate culture, it is also about sharing the culture so that it remains strong for future generations, ensuring that it is somehow regulated and preserved in a world that is ever-changing and developing.

Source: Cameroon News Agency

President of Women in Mining Ghana outdoors BCM women chapter in Accra

The President of Women in Mining Ghana, Dr Georgette Barnes Sakyi-Addo has officially outdoored the BCM Women in Mining Chapter in Accra with a call on women to ensure excellence in their profession irrespective of challenges.

She commended management of BCM for creating an enabling and cordial environment for the establishment of a Women in Mining Chapter.

The Ghana Chamber of Mines annual industry demographic study in 2023 revealed that women represent approximately 10 per cent of the total workforce in the large-scale mining sector.

Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the BCM Women in Mining Chapter in Accra on Friday, Dr Sakyi-Addo said the formation of the chapters played a crucial role in driving organisational growth.

‘The Women in Mining Chapters plays a crucial role in driving growth in organisations, having a vibrant chapter helps deal with a lot of issues, sometimes the chapters act as a source of research, because when we are organized like that, it is easy to find out what is happening and
find solutions.

‘I wish that we will get to a point where there will be enough women, where the mining sector will be inclusive and we do not need to have Women in Mining groups.

‘But for now we are working on more participation of women in the sector, those who come on board, what is it that doesn’t make them not stay and find solutions to them, for me this also an economic empowerment issue. The natural resources belong to Ghana and if your daughter can get a job there, you know she is going to get good pay and training and some form of security,’ she said.

On her part the Deputy Australian High Commissioner to Ghana, Penny Dennis commended BCM for making the formation of the Chapter a reality.

‘It is absolutely delightful to be at the launch of the BCM’s Women in Mining Chapter today, we have been a strong advocate of the Women in Mining Ghana network.

‘It is a really important network; we have had the privilege of hosting for a couple of years now a breakfast on International Women’s Day but more imp
ortantly being able to support their mentoring programme

President of the newly inaugurated BCM Women in Mining Chapter Ama Duose-Bansah said the formation was a demonstration of BCM’s commitment to women empowerment.

‘It is actually a good initiative, one that we are all happy about, because it shows that the company is going to support women empowerment.

‘Our vision is to encourage more women to be bold and come forward to join the extractive sector not just mining but Oil and gas and once it is a field dominated by men,’ Duose- Bansah said.

The event was attended by dignitaries including representatives from Ghana Chamber of Mines, Minerals Commission, Women in Mining Ghana and the Ghana Mine Workers Union.

BCM, a global civil earthworks and surface mining contractor based in Ghana, West Africa, has been operating for nearly 100 years, originally as ‘Harold List and Sons’ in the 1950s, and then as Bayswater Contracting.

It has a strong presence in the region and has established a reputation as an ind
ustry leader in earthworks and surface mining contracting.

The company has extensive international experience in bulk and detailed earthworks for construction and mining projects and has combined civil earthworks skills with open pit mining skills since 1994; often undertaking large-scale construction earthworks projects using medium-sized mining plant and equipment and has expanded throughout West Africa, Tanzania, Central Asia, and Jordan.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Nene Dame Agbewornu II affirmed as chief of Sege Nakomkope.

The Judicial Committee of the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs, has affirmed Nene Dame Agbewornu II as the chief of Sege Nakomkope.

This was after restoring and setting aside an earlier judgement by the Judicial Committee of the Ada Traditional Council.

The Committee, in its judgement in an appeal case on April 30, 2024, a copy of which is available to the Ghana News Agency, set aside the November 24, 2020, judgement of the Ada Traditional Council and restored an earlier judgement from the council on June 7, 2012, which was entered in his favour as chief of Sege Nakompe.

The chief, together with one other, appealed against the setting aside of the June 7, 2012, ruling, which was based on reasons that the said judgement was ‘procured or obtained by fraud.’

The Judicial Committee of the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs, chaired by King Professor Odaifio Welentsi III, noted that Mr Gideon Dame Agbewornu, the first plaintiff, was a member and elder of the Agbewornu gate of the Lomotey We, which i
s not in dispute, stating that with his position, he would be clothed with the capacity to assert the legal and customary right of the Agbewornu gate to occupy the Sege Stool based on a report made to the Lomobiawe tribe by Agbator Sewu in respect of the rotational occupancy of the Sege Stool.

The committee further stated that it is a well-known rule of evidence that when fraud is alleged, even in civil proceedings, it must be proved beyond reasonable doubt, adding that the standard of proof beyond reasonable doubt is codified under the Evidence Act 1975 (NRCD 323) in Section 13(1), indicating that there was no evidence on the record of appeal to suggest that the Judicial Committee of Ada Traditional Council was influenced, swayed, or deceived by the description of Nene Agbewornu, the chief of Sege, among other issues.

‘The Committee’s order to the Agbeowornu gate to present Nene Agblorwornu II as the next chief of Sege can also not be said to be a fraudulent act perpetrated by the Plaintiffs therein,’ it i
ndicated.

It added that ‘for the foregoing reasons, the appeal succeeds, and same is accordingly allowed. The judgement of the trial judicial committee dated 24th November 2020, as well as the costs are hereby set aside, and we enter judgement for the Defendants/Appellants. The judgement of the judicial Committee of the Ada Traditional Council dated 7th June 2012 is hereby restored.’

It also awarded costs of GHs15000.00 in favour of the Defendants/Appellants and against the Plaintiffs/Respondents.

Source: Ghana News Agency