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Woman heads WAEC after 62 years

Dr. Evelyn Kandakai, a Liberian, has been elected the 18th Chairman of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Council in Lagos, Nigeria. Dr. Kandakai is the first female to be elected to the position in the 63 year history of the Council. Her election is for a three-year tenure in line with the ...

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Delta honors small and women-owned businesses at 16th annual Supplier Diversity Star Awards Luncheon

“We are driven by a collaborative engagement strategy,” shares Karmetria Burton, general manager of strategic programs for supply chain management at Delta Air Lines, during the 16th annual Supplier Diversity Star Awards Luncheon in Atlanta, which honored small, minority, and woman-owned supplier partners and Delta employees. “Behind every success story, there is always a team of people who make it ...

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Miss Ghana 2013 donates to Tamale Children’s Home

Miss Ghana 2013 donates to Tamale Children’s Home The reigning Miss Ghana, Giuseppina Nana Akua Baafi, together with a team from the Miss Ghana Foundation, have donated items worth thousands of cedis to the Tamale Children’s Home. Made on Valentine’s Day, it was the Foundation’s second visit in a year to the institution, which is one of the many beneficiaries of ...

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The One Way Movies Location in Ghana Has Become Boring is that true?

Ghana is big enough, isn’t it? Ghana as a country is partitioned into ten (10) different regions which are made up of several towns and cities. You would bear with me that, there are lots of beautiful places in these towns and cities. Talk of nature, landscape, etc. Let’s all conduct a small exercise here. Reach out for about fifteen (15) English (sometimes Twi as well) Ghanaian movies and watch them all (you need not watch each one of them to the end). If you observe each movie with a critical eye, you will notice something similar in most, if not all the movies. It has something to do with the location. Most of the movies that are shot here in Ghana have the same scenery. The same streets are noticed every now and then in our movies. If it is not the Tetteh Quarshie interchange, it would probably be the Kwame Nkrumah Roundabout or Circle. If Accra Mall is not featured in the movie, you are sure to see Max Mart Shopping Center. It is either you spot the Ako Adjei interchange or you make out the Accra – Aburi road. Are these the only sceneries that can appear in Ghanaian movies? Is it that aside Accra, all other places are irrelevant to be featured in movies? Are the producers not willing to spend money to travel to other places to enrich the quality of their movies? These are all questions that ought to be considered. There’s a popular saying that goes like this; “in order to catch a fish, one needs fish to do so.” Maybe those who can read Twi can understand this better when translated. It says “y3de nam na eyi nam.” In order to produce quality works and make more money, money should be spent on these petty petty things. It becomes extremely boring when only one or two locations are being shown in each and every movie that one watches. Accra is the capital city of Ghana (everybody knows this), thereby making the government focus its attention on the capital more often in terms of development. This also does not mean that other cities and towns are not developed at all. There are other places like Cape Coast, Koforidua, Akosombo, Takoradi etc that have beautiful landscapes which can be used for shooting nice and wonderful movies. Yet the producers and directors fail to make use of these towns and cities. The niche have been carved that once a movie is going to be done in English, the location should fall within the territories of Accra. If it is going to be done in Twi, what more can one expect than Kumasi. It’s time for producers to travel around and look out for other interesting places where they can shoot movies. Don’t you think so too? - See more at: http://www.ghanacelebrities.com/2014/02/19/one-way-movies-location-ghana-become-boring/#sthash.sKROjowm.dpuf

The One Way Movies Location in Ghana Has Become Boring is that true?... Ghana is big enough, isn’t it? Ghana as a country is partitioned into ten (10) different regions which are made up of several towns and cities. You would bear with me that, there are lots of beautiful places in these towns and cities. Talk of nature, landscape, ...

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Fall of the cedi is due to black magic – Anita Desooso

The National Women’s Organiser of the governing National Democratic Congress has blamed the steep depreciation of the cedi against the dollar and other major trading currencies to black magic or juju. Anita Desooso, speaking on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem morning show of Monday February 10, 2014, said the activities of magicians, who conjure money as part of their stock in ...

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STC sends SOS signal to stakeholders

The Intercity/STC Company Limited has only 39 fleets of buses with 24 of them operating on limited routes in the country, Ghana News Agency investigations established on Monday. The STC is also going through serious financial challenges and needed an urgent recapitalization to help improve its operations. GNA also observed the existence of operational turf-war between Social Security and National ...

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Fake BNI operative busted

Police in Accra have arrested a 35-year-old man who posed as a BNI operative and defrauded five people of thousands of Cedis. Sadat Karim, who was arrested on Thursday, is alleged to have taken three thousand five hundred cedis from each of his victims after giving out national immigration recruitment forms. Sadat is also alleged to have posed as a ...

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Minister advises parents to prioritize girl-child education

Mrs Rachel Adjoah Apoh opoku, Deputy Minister of Gender Children and Social Protection, has exhorted mothers to eschew negative tendencies that will induce fathers to abandon their social responsibilities towards the education of the girl-child. She said it is incumbent on women to show the needed respect, love and humility to their husbands so that they would not neglect their ...

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I did not date ex-president Kufuor-Gifty Anti

  Renowned news anchor and television personality, Gifty Anti, has broken her silence after years of speculations that she dated former President John Agyekum Kufuor while he was in office. In a bare-it-all interview on Personality Profile on Drive Time on Joy FM with Kwabena Anokye Adisi (Bola Ray) Thursday, Gifty said the rumours were wicked lies designed to tarnish her ...

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Ghanaian poet Kofi Awoonor among Westgate mall victims

Kofi Awoonor, who was praised by his fellow Ghanaian poet Nii Ayikewei Parkes as 'witty, wise and incredibly magnanimous'. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images A renowned Ghanaian poet was among the scores of casualties of the Westgate shopping mall attack in Kenya. Prof Kofi Awoonor, a former diplomat, was killed in the attack in Nairobi. He was in the city attending the ...

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Betty Mould: Al-Shabaab’s terror now in Ghanaian homes

Former Attorney General, Betty Mould Iddrisu, says the death of Ghanaian intellectual, Professor Kofi Awoonor-Williams, in Kenya on Saturday, has brought the terror of Al-Shabaab into Ghanaian homes. “RIP Prof. Kofi Awonoor”, she consoled on her facebook wall and bewailed: “What a way for the terror of Al Shabab to reach the homes of Ghanaians”. A government statement said: “Professor Awoonordied ...

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Malawi: Quotas for Women in Government Remain Key

Blantyre — “I have always wanted to represent the people in my area as a ward councillor, but l gave up this dream because I was afraid to contest against men, thinking that I cannot win.” Sarah Kulemeka of the Ntcheu district also gave up on this dream because she could not afford the nomination fee. Many women in Malawi ...

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