Daily Archives: March 11, 2018

African Bicycle Contribution Foundation (ABCF) To Distribute an Additional 50 Free Bamboo Bikes in Ghana’s Ejisu, Ashanti Region, and in Kumbungu School District, Northern Region

ABCF’s Chairman and Executive Director to Visit Ghana, from the U.S., to participate in the Foundation’s 240th Bicycle Distribution

KUMASI, Ghana, March 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — On Tuesday, March 13 (10:00am-1:00pm GMT), at Boama Dumase, Ejisu-Juabeng Municipal, officials of the African Bicycle Contribution Foundation (ABCF) will visit Ejisu-Juabeng Municipal, in the Ashanti Region, from the U.S., to join Bernice Dapaah, CEO of Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative (GBBI), and other distinguished local leaders, at the distribution of the 240th ABCF-funded, free bamboo bicycle to under-resourced students, teachers, small farmers and healthcare workers, in rural Ghana.

In addition to 39 bicycles to be distributed to students and teachers in Ejisu, GBBI officials, in a separate event, next week, will also distribute an additional 11 of the ABCF-funded bikes, at Boama Dumase School Park, at Kumbungu Senior High School, in Kumbungu District, Northern Region.

In Ejisu, the student-recipients will range in age from 10-17 years old, and the distance of their commutes to and from school, by foot, have averaged about 4.7Km (2.9 miles) per day, or 14.5 miles weekly.

In Kumbungu, the median recipient age will be 17 years, and the median distance traveled, on foot, to and from school, daily, has been 24Km (14.9 miles) or about 74.5 miles per week.

What: ABCF/ABCF Free Bicycle Distribution

When: March 13, 2018, (10:00am-1:00pm GMT)

Where: Boama Dumase, Ejisu-Juabeng Municipal, Ashanti Region

Who: – Moderator, Anthony Asamoah

– Remarks, A. Bruce Crawley, Chairman, ABCF

– Remarks, Patricia M. Harris, Executive Director, ABCF

– Remarks, Bernice Dapaah, CEO, Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative (GBBI)

– Remarks, Edward Adams, Municipal Director of Education, Ejisu-Juabeng

– Distribution of Bicycles

– Acknowledgement, Nana Adjei Bieni, Duampompo chief

– Closing Remarks, Nana Abanquah Ababio, Boama Dumase Traditional Area

– Closing Prayer, Adama Yeboah, Assemblyman

Established in July 2016, the African Bicycle Contribution Foundation is a U.S.-based 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, whose mission is to generate funding to underwrite the free distribution of bicycles to under-resourced students, small farmers, and healthcare workers in West Africa. The Corporation has made a commitment to finance the distribution of 2500 bicycles, in Ghana, over its first five years of operation.

Contact: A. Bruce Crawley
African Bicycle Contribution Foundation
Tel: 215-751-0140
Email: abcrawley@africanbike.org



DURBAN–The African National Congress in KwaZulu-Natal has expressed shock and outrage at the killing of its elections coordinator and two community members by unknown assailants in Imfume village south of Durban, the party said on Saturday. The three were shot dead by unknown assailants.

Nqobizwe Mkhize, 42, was assassinated in the early hours of Saturday morning at his residence in Imfume, ward 105 of eThekwini municipality, ANC provincial interim committee co-ordinator Sihle Zikalala said.

While escaping the scene, the assassins fired shots at two other community members who sadly also lost their lives. It’s sad that yet another dark cloud of brutal killings has engulfed our province.

Zikalala said details regarding Mkhize’s murder were sketchy, but it appeared that he was attacked while sleeping at his home. He was shot in the presence of his wife sleeping in the same bed.

The attackers instructed his wife to cover herself while they opened fire on Mkhize and left him dead on the scene.

This ‘dastardly assassination’ left a huge void in the ranks of the ANC, the alliance, and the mass democratic movement in general. He was a true revolutionary who served the community with dedication, Zikalala said.

We are shocked and outraged by a mysterious murder of Cde Mkhize and we find his murder as an act of cowardice and an attempt to weaken the ANC. This has been a stable ward that was redemarcated from Umdoni (Lower South Coast Region) to eThekwini municipality. We are hopeful that the law enforcement will work hard and apprehend these murderers.

“For us losing a member tasked with critical work of our movement brings a lot of pain. We commit ourselves to pick up his spear and soldier on with the struggle for the betterment of our people’s lives, Zikalala said.


Eastern Cape SAPS bids farewell and pays #FinalSalute to late Constable Nkosiphendule Pongco

Senior police officials from the SAPS National Head Office and Provincial headquarters have joined the Libode community and Pongco family attending the funeral of one of our fallen members who was fatally wounded during Engcobo police station attack last month.

Deputy National Commissioner of Policing, Lieutenant General Masemola and Major General Mathontsi are part of the leadership of the delegation representing the Ministry of Police and National Commissioner’s office.

The Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Ntshinga is also in attendance accompanied by senior police management and Deputy Provincial Commissioners namely, Major General Dlani, Major General Dyantyi and Major General Nqamqhele.

The funeral is held at Emalungeni A/A, Ngqeleni near Mthatha today. This is the fifth and last funeral of the late national heroes as three were buried last weekend and one yesterday.

Source: South African Police Service