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Ndc Running : Volta God’s at work as Laslie Mensah Tamekloe gets Massive endorsement for Veep slot

Having received overwhelming endorsement from members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and floating voters across the 16 Regions per a survey conducted, it will do good for the NDC’s flagbearer to go for Laslie Mensah Tamekloe as his running Mate for the 2020 election.

Deep throat sources told the media that as the next John Mahama-led NDC government inches to another year mandate, the genteel Volta Region born Bookworm, Laslie Mensah Tamekloe must be appointed the Running Mate to match Whoever the Npp will appoint in the coming days.
He will bring the founder and all annoyed cadres hearts back to the party,they added.
The brouhaha around the choice of who partners Presidential Candidate of the National democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama is about to simmer down as it seems to the public the headcount is over.
One of the names getting supports from the grassroots of the party and thousands of the floating Voters and likely to be the running mate to John Mahama is Mr. Laslie Mensah Tamekloe.
It has been speculated the hierarchy of the party will announce the name right after the pandemic, and already the signals are clear it’s going to be Laslie Mensah Tamekloe looking at the way the youths, card bearing members and floating voters across the country are doling their supports behind the economic wizard, Mr. Laslie Mensah Tamekloe.
Suggested names until this Day were founder’s Daughter, Dr. Zenator Agyamang Rawlings, former Education Minister Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang, Professor Kwesi Botchwey, Dr. Kwabena Dufuor among others but the rotational Map seemed to have settled and Mr. Laslie Mensah Tamekloe is likely to partner John Mahama to face whoever will be the Npp’s flagbearer and their Running mate.
Leslie Mensah Tamakloe  Professional  profile
Personal Profile
Date of Birth:   18 April 1957
Marital Status:  Married
Religion:    Christian
Nationality:   Ghanaian
An accomplished entrepreneur and Consultant in the ICT, Energy and National Infrastructure Development in Ghana and abroad, with over 30 years working experience in related endeavors.
A keen business acumen and entrepreneurial spirit led to the incorporations of several businesses in these related fields.
A successful developmental and infrastructural Consultant.
A key Science and Technology Enthusiast with interests in Computers, Renewable Energy, Robotics and AI, Rockets and Space Travel amongst others.
A serial entrepreneur, with Five (5) Limited Liability Company setups both in Ghana, UK and Japan.
1 Founder and Chairman, Electromod Co Ltd. A company focused on ICT, Power Systems and  Renewable Energy. ElectromodSolar a brand name.
2 Founder and Chairman; InternetGHANA Co Ltd, an Internet Service Provider
3 Co-Founder; Ghana Japan Oil Co. Ltd, Japan, a Japanese Oil and Gas Company with additional business interest in National Infrastructural Development in Ghana and Africa.
4 Others include Electromod Co. Ltd, Accra and London
Currently engagements are;
1. Chairman & CEO, Electromod Co Ltd, Renewable Energy
2. Chairman & CEO, InternetGHANA Co Ltd
3. Managing Director, Ghana Office, Ghana Japan Oil Co. Ltd, engaged in wide range of Infrastructural Development and Oil and Gas related Businesses
Governmental Appointment
2015                  Board Chairman, Board of Directors, Metro Mass Transit Ltd Key Initiatives at Board Level
i. All Bus Route Map, Key Cities, ii. Partner with Bus Manufacturer, Stop Buying buses
Education and Qualification
2007 – 2008 (Part) Executive MBA, Entrepreneurial Management
(Attached Transcript), University of Ghana Business School, University of Ghana, Accra
1980 – 1983    PG Dip. Architecture
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
1977 – 1980  BSc. Environmental Design
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
2010 Technical Consultant
 Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications, GIFEC. Contract for the Audit of Telecommunication Network Infrastructure built by GIFEC.
2011 – 2014
  Ghana Japan Oil Consultancy
Consultancy services to the Japanese Company for the development of a varied set of key National Strategic
Infrastructure for Ghana. Worked with Directors of GJO and Consultancy Firm Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO).
Projects include
a. Volta 2GW Thermal Power Plant & LNG Import
Infrastructure Proposal, estimated US$4Billion Project
b. STEM Colleges Project Proposal, Qty x50 as part
200 SHS Commitment, US$1Billion, Consultant
Architects; _____________ and Architect Mike
Amui, Ghana, Project Client, Ministry of
Education, MOE & GETFUND
c. Housing Project for Security Forces Project
Proposal, Client National Security Council, (NSC)
Contact. Lieutenant Colonel Larry Gbevlo-Lartey
c. Construction of Demonstration 2 Semidetached
House at Okponglo, Accra, 2 Bedroom, Study, Living & Dining, fitted Kitchen, Construction completed in 14 days, Consulting Architect, Mike Amui, Client, National Security Council, (NSC),
Contact. Lieutenant Colonel Larry Gbevlo-Lartey
d. Others;
i. Railway Rehabilitation
ii. Tema Port Rehabilitation Plus Cruise Ship
Terminal iii. MonoRail, Accra
iv. New International Airport, including Rail, Road Access, Prampram
2011 – 2014  World Bank ICT Consultant,
  US$15 million Health Insurance Project (HIP), National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA). Key Achievements include;
• Professional implementation of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) integrated Electronic Claims Management (eClaims) under the HIP.
• Developed the Concept Paper for electronic Claims, component B of the World Bank, Health Insurance Project, HIP.
• Developed the Terms of Reference, TOR’s, documents and obtained “No Objection” from the World Bank for (i) eClaims,  the (ii) procurement activity under the project. Including
▪ Health Service Providers, HSP, Hardware systems, comprising Desktop Computers with Wifi Capability, High caliber Computer servers, Local Area Networks based on Wifi Connectivity, comprehensive Power Assurance Systems for 6/12 hours power backup time.
▪ The NHIA CPC Data Centre architecture upgrade to accommodate the approximately 19 million eClaims to be submitted annually.
▪ The Data Connectivity Solution linking the NHIA HQ, the CPC at Dzorwulu and the Ghana Internet Exchange, GIX at the Kofi Annan ICT Centre, KAICTC.
▪ The Data Connectivity Solution that links up the selected 47 selected Health Service Provider Sites to the CPC Servers in Accra including a VPN based
Security layer.
▪ The TOR for the Software Application to deliver automatic electronic Claims submission, adjudication and vetting.
• The Preparation of all required TOR, RFP’s, relating to each Procurement Activities.
• Evaluation of Tender Submissions and the recommendations for award of Contracts for each activity.
• The Project Management of the vast resource of hardware, accessories and software supplied under each contract for the delivery of eClaims from the HSP, the reception of eClaims under the defined eClaims Standard Interface, eCSI, the software adjudication of eClaims, etc.
• Worked to successfully move the World Bank Health Insurance Project from the status classification of “threat of Closure” at time of appointment to “Satisfactory” Completion at point of exit. 2012 – 2013 Project Consultant, Marubeni, Ghana Office
“Weather Surveillance and Disaster Reduction System” Project Proposal for Ghana, Key client: Ghana Meteorological Authority
1986 – 1990 Residential Home for Mr. Rene Tamakloe, Lomé, Togo,
Design Concept leslie Tamakloe, Construction Supervision.
1990 – 1994 Residency of Leslie Tamakloe, Remodeling of Estate House, Teshie Nungua Estate, Design Concept leslie Tamakloe.
1998 – 2008 4 Storey Office building, Accra, Electromod Co Ltd, InternetGHANA Co Ltd  Head Office, Design Concept, Leslie
2009 – 2011 Residency of Leslie Tamakloe, Custom Modern Design, Construction of Master Residential house, Community 20 Estates, Tema (Design Concept architect B. K. Acheampong)
2011 to date –  Director, Ghana Office
 Ghana Japan Oil Co. Ltd, a Japanese Oil and Gas Company with added business in Real Estate Development & Construction.
1997 – 2005   Founder and CEO
 Datamatrix Co. Ltd Data Service Firm
1996 to date Founder and Chairman
InternetGHANA Co. Ltd, a Data and Internet Service Provider
1986 to date  Founder and CEO,
Electromod Co. Ltd in UK and Ghana, a Computer Equipment,
Hardware, Software, Power Assurance and Accessories
2011 – 2012  Part Time Lecturer in ICT Course, Students Citation Catholic Institute of Business and Technology, CIBT, Tantra Hills, Accra.
Project Experience
Defacto Project Team Manager, Key Lead Engineer, Technical Resource Expertise and Consulting for Projects Design, Implementation and Commissioning. Projects both Inhouse and External.
Personal Technical Expertise
1. Electrical Systems, Electrical Environmental Design, Wiring, configuration, Repair and Maintenance
2. Electronics Systems, Diagnosis, Repair, Maintenance
3. Computer Systems, assembly, OS Programming, Diagnosis, Repair, Unix/Linux Operation Systems, desktop to servers and cloud computing.
4. Software, DOS, Windows, Linux, Business Office Suites both MS & OpenOffice, various Application Software packages both on Windows and Linux Platform, Apache, DB Systems Access, MySQL, Postgres, Squid, Web Email platforms, etc
5. Solar Energy Technologies, Design, Dimensioning, _________ , for Home, Commercial, Industrial Solar Systems, Energy savings computation, On-Grid, Off-Grid and Hybrid, Battery
Technologies types and Choice Dynamics
6. Extensive knowledge of computer systems across windows and
2018 15,000Watts Hybrid Solar Power System for various Homes
2017  Design, Dimensioning, Installation and  configuration of 10,000Watts Hybrid Solar Power system, Donation to the Archbishop of Accra, Archbishop Palmer Buckle, Holy Spirit Cathedral, Accra
 5,000Watts Hybrid Solar Power System, Donation to the Arch
Bishop of Kumasi Diocese, Archbishop __________________
 40,000Watts Hybrid Solar Power System, Head Office Building,
2016 Design, Dimensioning, Installation and configuration of a total of
60,000Watts of Domestic Solar Power Systems
1989 – 1996  Assembling and sale of Smile Computers
1994 – 1996   Introduction of Best UPS Products into the Ghanaian market
1989 –   Ghana Commercial Bank, GCB
• Supply and Installation of several of UPS to the GCB
• Computerization Project at GCB Branch, High Street.
• Control UPS Power Distribution to  Central Servers and PCs
• Supply and Installation of UPS to GCB Branch Offices nationwide.
• Supply and Installation of UBD to GCB Head Office, Unilever HQ,
a. UPS
b. UBS
1989 –   Tema Oil Refinery, T.O.R.
• Installation of Uninterruptible Power Plant for the Petroleum refinery critical electronic process control system.
1986 –   GNPC- Ghana National Petroleum Corporation
• Supply and Install 950KVA Diesel Generator System for the GNPC Building, Tema.
• Supply and Install 30KVA UPS System to Seismic Data and Plot up Room, GNPC and several Power Distribution Networks across five (5) floors GNPC Building, Tema.
1986 –   Controller and Accountant General’s Department
• Supply and Install Industrial AVR and UPS at the Computer
Room  Ref: AG, Controller and Accountant General- Mr. Ewin Tohma,
Project Experience
Defacto Project Team Manager, Key Lead Engineer, Technical Resource Expertise and Consulting for Projects Design, Implementation and Commissioning. Projects both Inhouse and External.
Personal Technical Expertise
7. Extensive knowledge of telecommunications systems and Equipment, technologies and protocols.
8. Including key competence in Data and Network Systems Design, Configuration and Troubleshooting across various
Platforms like Cisco, Huawei, Navini, Madge Networks, TeleMobile, Storno, etc
9. Digital technologies Cable media, such as ISDN, XDSL, etc
10. Wireless digital technologies such as WIFI, SDH, WIMAX, IP, LTE Systems.
11. Fiber Solution in LAN MAN and WAN configuration
Key Inhouse Projects
1996 Pioneering Implementation of Ghana’s first digital connection to the Global Internet, 64kbps, in partnership with Ghana Telecom and MCI, USA.
Implemented InternetGHANA’s first Dial-in Internet Access platform, based on US Robotics platform, Linux based DNS, Web Server Platform, Authentication systems
1997 Pioneering Design, implementation of backbone Networks, last mile solutions based on Cable technologies of xDSL and Radio for Corporate Institutions. This involves integration solutions, project commissioning and handover.
1997  Pioneering Designed, engineered, implemented the Integrated Services Digital Services, ISDN, technology based on Madge Equipment, and implementing the 1st digital ISDN 128kbps based on leased line cable for Standard Chartered Bank, Accra.
  The successful implementation of the Technology formed the basis of the incorporation of DataMATRIX Co Ltd to commercialize the technology for delivery of several Data Wide Area Networks for multinationals Banks and Industries
1999 Designed, engineered, Implemented provisioning of Enterprise wide solutions using RAD, Israel,   Cisco, USA equipment. These are Digital Cross-connects, Integrated Access Devices, Radios (IP
and nxE1), Routers and Switches.
2000 Installed a 4.7metre Earth Satellite Station, installed and Provisioned Internet bandwidth Services working with Sprint USA as internet backbone network provider.
2001 Pioneering Designed, engineered and implemented Ghana’s 1st commercial xDSL platform, for the simultaneous provision of Internet and phone services based on Ghana Telecom telephone cable network, covering more than 8 POP’s in Accra Tema for Internet access and Data Connectivity Services.
2003 Expanded the Commercial xDSL platform to 25 POP nationwide including Kumasi, Cape Coast, Takoradi Tarkwa, Obuasi, Koforidua based on Bank Loan
2004 Installation and Configuration of pfsense as Access Network
Gateway, Router, Captive portal server, Security/firewall, Managed Internet Server and Open VPN server, backup server over 3G networks for Internet and Data services.
Design, Implementation and Management of Linux E-mail systems using MDaemon and Zimbra mail platforms.
Significant Contract Project
2001 – todate  SITA/Equant/Orange
Led a Team of Technical personnel to implement a wide range of contracted data circuits nationwide using various transport  media and technologies
2006 – 2010  InternetGHANA
Owner and supervisor of the 1million dollar Pre-Wimax Project implemented by InternetGhana. Skyburt Project
• Designed Engineered, Implemented Ghana’s 1st WiMAX network solution based on the technology from Navini Networks, USA in the 2.3GHz frequency Spectrum. Cellular Radio Frequency planning for design and implementation of fixed and mobile Wireless Data Networks.
• Developed the Financial Proposal to Cal Bank
• Led Technical Officers to put together the Technical Implementation Proposal, Overall Supervisor for implementing projects that covered;
• 14 Base Stations, Accra-Tema, Kumasi and Takoradi
• Backhaul links to each Co-location Site
• Commission and handover of Project to Operational Team
• Team Engineers Mr. Raymond Bill and Mr. Senanu Afoh
 Developed and Supervised the Implementation of Ethernet Private Line (EPL) and Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) circuits over
Layer 2 platform for International Ethernet circuits. Team Engineers Mr. Raymond Bill and Mr. Senanu Afoh
2011 GCNet/CEPS
 Design and successfully implemented and tested an access platform to GCNet/CEPS Servers over the 3.5G Network using APN services from MTN Ghana. This solution is available for all the freight forwarders and Warehouses in Ghana.
Financial Business Plans
  Completed Concept Paper, Project Appraisal Documents, and Business Plan that successfully resulted in approvals of Bank Loans as follows:
2005 InternetGHANA: DSL Project, US$500,000
2006 InternetGHANA: WiMAX Project, US$1.5million
2014 InternetGHANA: International Wholesale Carrier License,
(IWCL), GHC1.1Million
Training and Seminars
2011 –  Cisco CIO, Accra
   Leadership Forum
2007 –   Navini, Ghana.
WIMAX, Technology Implementation.
2006 –  ZTE, China.
ADSL Technology  1997 –  Madge, Netherland.
ISDN Technology Implementation
1992 –  Best Power, UK, USA.
UPS, UBS, Power System Technology
1992 –   Telemobile, UK.
Mobile Radio Telephony Technology
1989 –   Storno, UK.
Mobile Radio Telephony Technology
1986 –  Claude Lyons, UK.
AVR, UPS, Power System Technology
2018 Catholic Church Solarisation Project Proposal, Accra
Solarisation of Catholic Churches, Parishes and Institution
HO Diocese Solarisation Proposal, Ho
Solarisation of Catholic Churches, Parishes and Institution
SVD Solarisation Proposal, Accra
Solarisation of Catholic Churches, Parishes and Institution
2014 NHIA HIP Project Closure Activities
 Submission of various reports and presentations relating to
Project implementation Updates, targets and milestones to World Bank Office and stakeholders. Project Completion Rated:
2013 NHIA Management Conference, Elmina
 eClaims Status Report and the future
2012 NHIA Management Conference, Sogakope
 eClaims, the Concept
2012 World Bank Project Appraisal Team
 eClaims, the Concept, Activities and Status
2011 –  National Security Council, NSC .
“National Security Digital Archive”  NSDA Project  Proposal presentation
2010 –  Social Security and National Insurance Trust, SSNIT, Accra.
Key Resource Person at the 1st Conference, ” ICT Driver for Social Growth”, using ICT tools to redefine the provision of Social Security and Insurance including pension funds.
2007 –  USAID Trade and Investment Forum, San Francisco, USA.
US. Embassy Sponsored.
2006 – Rotary Club Ghana and Foreign Members of Rotary Club
Annual Conference, Accra. Key Resource Person, . “The Role of ICT in Literacy Promotion in Ghana”
2005 –  CTO Conference, South Africa
 “Challenges to Broadband access in Africa”. The InternetGHANA Experience.
2011 – 2014  Chairman
   NHIA Call Center Implementation Committee
2011- 2014  Chairman
   NHIA Data Center Upgrade Committee
2010 – 2014  Member
NHIA Board of Directors Sub-Committee on Membership Data
2001 to 2009 –   Co-Founder & Honorary Member, Ghana Internet Service
Providers Association, GISPA
2010 – 2012  Member of the Ministerial Advisory Committee,
   Ministry of Communications
2004     Chief Negotiator – GISPA/Ghana Telecom,        GT Bandwidth Price Negotiations
2001   Founding Member and First President –
   Ghana Internet Service Providers Association, GISPA

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