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Daughters of Glorious Jesus unveil first signee
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Daughters of Glorious Jesus unveil first signee

After 30 years of being in the music industry, Gospel music group, Daughters of Glorious Jesus have taken a step in raising a new generation of artistes. The veteran singers recently unveiled the first signee on their music label Priseine Hub Ltd.  The ceremony, which took place at the Sunlodge Hotel in Accra saw the group, made up of Cynthia Appiadu, Edna Sarpong and Monica Owusu Ansah, pour blessings on Afia Sika who has served the group as a backing vocalist for 15 years. The lead singer of Daughters of Glorious Jesus, Cynthia Appiadu, said apart from being a talented musician, Afia Sika had been very loyal, serving in various capacities to ensure their well-being. According to her, Afia Sika had learned a lot from them so she could easily replace one of them if the need aris...
Kesse: More love in secular music than Gospel
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Kesse: More love in secular music than Gospel

When musician Kesse gave his life to Christ and decided to turn his back on secular music for the Gospel sector, he knew there would be challenges but he was ready for them. And that is perhaps the reason he says he is not surprised that his colleague Gospel musicians are not showing him love as he expected.“When I was in the world, I was told there was more love among secular musicians than Gospel artistes and I am now seeing the truth. There is stigmatisation from Gospel musicians.“They see you in a certain way and think you are not one of them but that will not stop me from serving God. When I was in the world, my colleagues were supportive and showed true love.“Some Gospel musicians only think about themselves instead of caring about others. At the end of the day, it all comes ...
PaGya Literary Festival 2020 To Open In Accra
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PaGya Literary Festival 2020 To Open In Accra

The 2020 edition of PaGya Literary Festival will open on Friday, October 16 at the Goethe-Institut in Accra with both live and virtual programmes. These include a conversation between Prof. Kofi Anyidoho of the University of Ghana and Prof. Dannabang Kuwabong from the University of Puerto Rico, who will dilate on the topic: ‘Preservation of Local Ghanaian Languages Through Literature’. German poet Jan Wagner will read from his poems and participate in an online discussion on ‘Translating Poetry’ with Ghanaian poet Nii Ayikwei Parkes, which will herald a poetry fiesta at the end of the festival. Other activities include presentations, book readings, workshops, publisher interactions, panel discussions and book launches and others that will be held largely through video link-up...
Y-SEG launches COVID-19 Business Solutions for Young Entrepreneurs
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Y-SEG launches COVID-19 Business Solutions for Young Entrepreneurs

The Youth Sector Engagement Group (Y-SEG) on Thursday launched the “Business Solutions for Young Entrepreneurs” in Accra to provide business recovery and resilience support to young entrepreneurs. The 3-month programme, will focus on providing business development support, facilitate engagements with 100 young entrepreneurs towards mitigating the challenges posed by the pandemic and to promote recovery and resilience of youth-led businesses beyond the pandemic. It would be carried out in partnership with Africa Aurora Business Network (AABN), Ghana Chamber of Young Entrepreneurs (GCYE) and Young Professional in Agricultural Development (YPARD) and Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA). Mrs Maureen E. Odoi, Executive Director for AABN, said their response to support young e...
Customer loyalty is key to a fruitful business
Business

Customer loyalty is key to a fruitful business

A Customer Support Operations Supervisor says business operators must  recognize the customer as the key to a fruitful business.    Ms. Lydia Esenam Adzimah said   businesses must work to gain customer loyalty and this “loyalty comes with hard work and being dedicated to your customer.”    Ms. Adzimah said this in an exclusive interview on the week-long marking of World Customer Service. The Customer expert said once the business operators were providing services, customers would be recommending ways of doing the business right; “you then have to understand that they are not just customers but have become loyal because they tend to return to your business and recommend you to other people.” In that regard, Ms. Esinam informed that customers were valuable for businesses n...
Tema General Hospital, grateful to First Lady  Rebecca Akufo-Addo
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Tema General Hospital, grateful to First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo

The Tema General Hospital(TGH) has expressed  appreciation to First Lady  Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, for spearheading  the rebuilding of the facility into new state-of-the art complex to cater for its huge catchment area population. Dr Richard Anthony,  Medical Director of the Hospital, paid glowing tribute to Mrs Akufo-Addo for working behind the scenes to that   the hospital complex idea became a reality,  following an appeal made to her in 2016. During a working visit to the hospital by the First Lady, who also donated medical logistics to the facility,  Dr Anthony said staff were feverishly awaiting President Akufo-Addo to cut the sod for the new  hospital complex, to be known as the Tema Regional Hospital. The hospital, which was constructed in 1954 and handed over to the gover...
Hundreds mourn late Mfantseman MP Ekow Quansah
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Hundreds mourn late Mfantseman MP Ekow Quansah

Hundreds of people have thronged the house of the late Ekow Quansah Hayford, Member of Parliament for Mfantseman to mourn with the family, after hearing of his death in the early hours of Friday. As at 0630 hours the MP's residence at Mankessim, scores of grieving family members, Party sympathizers, faithful and friends thronged the place. Some residents suspected foul play called on the police to scale up investigations to arrest the killers to face the full rigours of the law." We will not vote for any other candidate because we suspect his death was not ordinary. It is only the Presidential we will vote for," they said. Mr Ekow Quansah Hayford, Member of Parliament (MP) for the Mfantseman constituency was shot dead by some unidentified gunmen in the early hours of Frida...
CPP: We’ll continue with the Red Cockerel
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CPP: We’ll continue with the Red Cockerel

Chair and Leader Nana Akosua Sarpong Kumankumah of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), which won independence for Ghana, and contesting in Ghana’s 2020 general election, says the party would maintain its Red Cockerel symbol. She poked fun at other parties, then and now, which took some of the letters and colours associated with the CPP, but said, one thing that nobody has taken is the Red Cockerel. “Over the years, everything CPP, somebody seems to be taking part of it. “First, we have CPP, then PPP, then GCPP, then NDC; even the NDC, there was no P in it.“...Then you come to our colours-red, white and green. Then somebody comes and takes the same red, white and green, and adds black. Then somebody comes and takes the green away, and remains white and this. In an ...
Goldstar Air names aircraft after President Weah
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Goldstar Air names aircraft after President Weah

A Ghanaian owned airline Goldstar Air, has honoured Liberia President Dr George Oppong  Weah by naming one of its aircraft after him. “When you talk about Liberia today, your eyes light up and swell with pride of the progress the country is making,” Mr Eric Bannerman, Executive Chairman of Goldstar Air, said. He added: “It is based on these achievements that Goldstar Air is here to bestow on you this honour by naming one of our aircraft after you.” Mr Bannerman, who is also the Chief Executive Officer of Goldstar Air, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Accra, after returning from Liberia to present the award, praised Dr Weah’s connection with Ghana. Mr Bannerman, said a citation he read in honour of the iconic footballer said: “I have always regarded His Excellency Presid...
Foreign Ministry issues disclaimer on fake facebook account
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Foreign Ministry issues disclaimer on fake facebook account

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, has issued a disclaimer on a fake Facebook account, which was created on 5th September, 2020, bearing the name Passport Office Ghana. A statement issued by the Ministry, said the fake Facebook account had 6,074 following and a whatsapp number 0266351611, with one John Amponsah inviting the public to secure a Ghanaian passport in less than a week at an affordable price. It said on the page was a picture purported to be the said John Amponsah with unauthorized copied information of the Ministry, orchestrated to dupe unsuspecting members of public, in Ghana and abroad. "This is to inform the public that the Facebook account is fake and is not the official Facebook user account of the Passport Office or the Ministry of For...
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