Green Ghana Day: Global Shea Alliance to plant 10 Million shea trees across West Africa
The women made the appeal when they took delivery of 1,000 shea seedlings from the Global Shea Alliance to plant on Friday, June 11, 2021, as part of the maiden edition of the government's 'Green Ghana Day' initiative. Under its Shea Parkland initiative, the Global Shea Alliance is among organizations pushing for the promotion of the economic aspect of the shea trees as an evolving vibrant industry. The Managing Director of Global Shea Alliance, Aaron Adu, announced that the organization is targeting to plant 10 million shea trees within a period of ten years.
Mastercard, UNICAF offer cardholders 75% scholarships for internationally recognized degrees – Citi Business News
Unicaf, the leading online and on-campus learning platform, has entered into a two- year partnership with Mastercard to offer its premium cardholders 75% scholarships for online and on-campus studies at Unicaf's partner universities. A statement issued by Unicaf stated that starting, first quarter of 2021, Mastercard Gold, Platinum, World and World Elite cardholders across 12 countries in Africa, will be able to select from a wide range of high-quality degree programs offered by Unicaf's partners and only pay 25% of the total fees in flexible manageable monthly instalments over the period of the program. Mastercard cardholders an international perspective and valuable insights into European, Asian and American professional practices.
Fatimah Seen In The Arms Of Another Guy Despite Getting A Date On DateRush » GhBasecom™
Fatimah of DateRush fame has sparked controversy after Photos of her in the arms of another man popped up on social media. Our investigation team traced the photos to Fatima's Instagram page where she posted the photos somewhere in 2020. From the photos, Fatimah looked happy and was all smiles as the unknown man was carrying her.
Friday Debate: Should Callum Hudson-Odoi switch nationality and play for Black Stars?
The son of former Accra Hearts of Oak player Bismark Odoi is currently in Accra to spend his summer holidays after helping Chelsea to win their second Champions League trophy against Manchester City on May 29, 2021. The presence of the 20-year-old winger has sparked talks about him switching camp from the Three Lions of England to feature for the Black Stars as he is still eligible to represent the country of his father per the new FIFA rules. We table this for a discussion on today's episode of the Friday Debate on GhanaWeb TV with Joel Eshun.
Euro 2020: Check out European countries with players of Ghanaian descent
With the tournament, dubbed Euro 2020 starting today, all participating nations have their 26-man squad intact and that has included players who can trace their roots to Ghana. The three foreign players of Ghanaian descent will be looking to put up a good showing and eventually hoist the flag of their country high. The winger of Ghanaian descent is expected to blossom in the tournament.
World Bank appoints Senegal's Makhtar Diop as Managing Director of IFC – Citi Business News
World Bank Group President David Malpass has announced the appointment of Makhtar Diop as Managing Director and Executive Vice President to head the International Finance Corporation, an arm of the World Bank Group that advances economic development and improves the lives of people by encouraging growth of the private sector in developing countries. Diop served twice as a World Bank Country Director - for Brazil and for Kenya, Eritrea, and Somalia. He served as the World Bank Director for Finance, Private Sector & Infrastructure in the Latin America and Caribbean region.
WTO Director General outlines plans to rejuvenate global trade – Citi Business News
The newly appointed Director General of the World Trade Organization, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has pledged to among other things, facilitate the lifting of export restrictions among member countries to enable easier movement of goods during this COVID-19 period. Global trade recorded a 5% drop in the third quarter of 2020 compared with the same period last year, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development's new Global Trade Update published in October last year. The newly appointed Director General of the World Trade Organization, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, believes there should be temporal rules that can ease the prohibitions on imports and exports among countries in this COVID-19 era.
Chelsea's Jorginho lead Italy's quest for glory in Euro 2020 opener against Turkey
Italy will be strong favourites to top Group A. The kick-off is at 7:00 PM. The small matter of the opening game of UEFA EURO 2020. Italy are unbeaten in 27 fixtures and will have the added boost of home advantage at the Olimpico in Rome, with Turkey looking to avoid defeat in their first match of a EURO at the fifth time of asking. Italy will be strong favourites to top Group A but will need to be wary against some of the most unpredictable teams in the tournament, including the surprise package of the last European Championship, Wales, who have added several promising young players like Chelsea's Ethan Ampadu to the core of the team which reached the semi-finals in 2016.
WTO Appoints Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as First Female Leader – Citi Business News
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been appointed the new chief of the World Trade Organization. Born in Nigeria, Okonjo-Iweala graduated from Harvard University in 1976 and then earned a PhD from MIT. She then became the first woman to take on the Nigerian finance ministry and the foreign ministry too. Her vision for the WTO. The WTO is at a crossroads after many countries seemed to take a step back from long-standing norms governing international trade.
Ghana-UK finalize negotiations on new interim Trade Partnership Agreement – Citi Business News
Ghana and the UK have successfully completed negotiations on the new interim Trade Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The new agreement will take effect immediately both countries finalize on their internal procedures to accommodate the concessions. As part of the new agreement, Ghana will get duty-free and quota-free access to the UK market while UK exporters to the Ghanaian market get preferential tariff reductions.
"I am where I am today because Sarkodie blessed me with a verse"
Ghanaian singer Mr Drew has expressed profound gratitude to rapper Sarkodie for the contribution he has made towards his music career. Mr Drew has attributed his steady rise to the top to the influence of Sarkodie and the decision of the Sarkcess CEO to hop onto his track and make it a hit. Just like, many other musicians Sarkodie has put on, says he will forever remain indebted to what the rapper has done and the Midas touch he added to their respective careers.
Prophet Ajagurajah spotted with gun in his room and people are wondering why a man of God who tells members to call on God for protections owns gun » GhBasecom™
Apparently, Prophet Ajagurajah owns a gun for protection but somehow manages to convince his church members to call on God and his heavenly angels to protect them when their security is under threat. That is is the unanimous consensus netizens, essentially those who are non-religious, are saying after they spotted a gun shielded in his room in a photo sighted on his Instagram page. Kindly take note that this is actually a general question and we would be happy if you share your thoughts with us in the comment section of our Facebook page.
Go City Cycle Share & Tour promotes bike-sharing culture in Ghana – Citi Business News
In Ghana, local communities in the Northern and Savannah regions where temperatures have been fast-rising, are already feeling the devastating impact of climate change. While Ghana has a long way to go in its fight against global warming, the founder of Go City Cycle Share & Tour, Mark Boadi is leading the charge with his bike-sharing activities. Mark took his sustainable mobility advocacy a step further by creating a community of people who cared not only about the environment but also interested in immersing themselves in the local culture.
Customs officers urged to tighten processes to prevent trade malpractices, money laundering
He said Customs officers needed to be abreast with the current trends in the industrial production space to stay efficient in the classification and valuation of all imports. The Commissioner said the World Customs Organisation, as well as the World Trade Organisation, expect Customs Officer to prefer non-intrusive methods of examination of imports and exports materials that move across Ghana's ports of entry.
Deputy Minister-designate lauds PRMA for transparency in petroleum sector
Dr Amin Adam made the disclosure when he appeared before the Appointment Committee of Parliament for vetting for the position of Deputy Minister. Dr Adam said the country needed to consider a review of the law on how to treat unspent balances on the ABFA. Dr Amin Adam also disclosed that the Ministry of Energy was considering a merger of the Petroleum Commission and the Energy Commission.
GSS begins training for 2021 Population and Housing Census national trainers – Citi Business News
The final phase of training of National Trainers for the 2021 Population and Housing Census commences today, Thursday 8th April 2021. National Trainers are crucial to the success of the 2021 PHC training strategy which aims for quality standardised training at all levels and in the selected training centres. The National Trainers will train the Regional Trainers who are also responsible for training the approximately 75,000 Field Officers ahead of the data collection for the Census.
Kotoko board member Kwadwo Boateng Gyamfi defiant about club's title chances
The Porcupine Warriors have been outstanding in the ongoing season and are joint-top with Accra Hearts of Oak on 50 points after 28 matches. In an interview with Kumasi-based Oyerepa FM, the board member declared board support to the management of the two-time African Champions. Asante Kotoko will play Inter Allies on Monday in matchday 29 of the Ghana Premier League at the Theater of Dreams, Dawu.
Better than Giannis?: Mason Mount's basketball skills prove he could dominate NBA [VIDEO] – Citi Sports Online
A video, showing Mason Mount nail a three-pointer off a between-the-legs dribble has gone viral. Mount was obviously quite pleased with himself with many fans in awe of the 22-year-old's proficiency on the court. New Orleans Pelicans guard and Chelsea superfan, Josh Hart joked that Mount was searching for a 10-day contract, adding that the young England playmaker might even have a better shooting form than him.
Legon Cities hope to wrap up GPL season with top four finish
Legon Cities FC. The Royals have managed to battle out from the relegation zone after a torrid start of the campaign. With six matches remaining to end the season, Legon Cities occupy the 9th position on the league log with 38 points. Bashir Hayford says football fans should not be surprised to see the club finish in the top four at the end of the season.
Techgulf organises forum on pushing Ghana's digital economy – Citi Business News
In a world where technology seems to be permeating every facet of life, stakeholders in Ghana are intensifying collaborative efforts to push the government's vision of transforming Ghana into a leading digital hub in Africa and beyond. It is for this reason that Techgulf Ghana Limited is organizing a two-day digital forum to engage in dialogues focused on fast-tracking the growth of the country's digital agenda across various sectors of the economy. The Techgulf Digital Forum has brought together resource persons, legislators, and seasoned business executives from Ghana and the United States of America to have discussions on issues related to building business relationships and partnerships in the digital economy.