SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Applauds Sens. Casey and Toomey For Successful Criminal Justice Reform Bill Criminal Justice Reform, National Issues, Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today issued a statement thanking Sens. Casey and Toomey for their votes toward the overwhelming passage of the First Step Act for criminal justice reform:“The passage of the First Step Act in the Senate shows the significant bi-partisan support for this much-needed criminal justice reform. I thank senators Casey and Toomey for their votes in support of this legislation that could make a difference in the lives of the many Pennsylvanians incarcerated in federal prisons with overly punitive sentences. And I encourage the House to pass this when they vote tomorrow.“The wide and varied support for this bill is encouraging. With these positive steps to reform the criminal justice system on the federal level, Pennsylvania can learn and hopefully follow suit with progress on reforms pending in our General Assembly.”Of note, Pennsylvania was the first state in the nation to pass Clean Slate legislation. Gov. Wolf signed the Clean Slate legislation in June and has called for more meaningful criminal justice reform including passage of the second round of Justice Reinvestment Initiative or JRI2, bail and pre-trial reforms, Post-Conviction Relief Act expansion, probation and parole revocation and resentencing, and indigent defense December 19, 2018
Reports are that the board of Hearts of Oak has appointed Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA) Executive Director, Gerald Nii Adjabeng Ankrah as the club’s new Managing Director.The search for a successor for former MD Neil Armstrong Mortagbe who was asked to step down last season as a result of alleged financial malfeasances has finally been arrived at due to the immense pressure from the club’s vociferous fans.Ankrah won majority of the votes among the board members at a decision making meeting to beat his close contender Alhaji Saani last week at the club’s secretariat our, sources within the club revealed.The GIBA Executive Director is likely to be unveiled to the public and the media by the close of this week so as to commence work as soon as possible.Meanwhile, it is unknown whether the newly appointed MD will quit his job as the Executive Director of GIBA or combine both responsibilities as the details of his contract remains sketchy.Working Experience He was appointed director of News Times Corporation in May 2011, Gerald also served as the Project Director for the body that was responsible for the publication of the Code of Conduct for GIBA members for Election 2012.He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and has previously worked as Head of Finance and Administration with the Metropolitan Enterprise Television Limited and an administrator at Danafco Engineering.He also served in various capacities at Wade Adams Group, Plant Pool Limited and Osei, Wiredu and Associates and has served as a resource person for the National Media Commission in the review of the “Guidelines for Local Language Broadcasting” and has succeeded in making GIBA self- sustaining and self-supporting.