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Caroline Esinam Adzogble Partners Webster University To Give 20 More Scholarships Under Her Caroline Excellence Awards

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Caroline Esinam Adzogble has welcomed the first Ghanaian based University to her Caroline Excellence Awards. Webster University Ghana, one of the nation’s top universities has just been announced as the first and only Ghanaian based university to join the Caroline Excellence Awards scheme for the 2018/19 phase. Webster is an American University with a campus branch in Ghana and joins the likes of The American University of Malta, Brunel University, National College of Ireland, Middlesex University and the University of Nicosia. This bring to 120 the total number of students to receive the Scholarship under the Excellence Awards.

The Caroline Excellence Awards, according to a press statement, is committed to awarding $1M worth of partial and full scholarships to 100 brilliant but needy African students each year. The Awards scheme is an initiative of Ms. Caroline Esinam Adzogble under her Mercy Heart Foundation.

The Caroline Excellence Awards will be awarded to meritorious students in Africa who have demonstrated a strong academic track record but have no financial backing to further their education at tertiary level.

Scholarships can be redeemed for Spring, Summer and Fall enrollment seasons each year and are open to final year Senior High School students and high school graduates only.

Although students from all African countries can apply, priority will be given to Students based in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Senegal and Togo.

Applications are open from now till December 20th, and can only be submitted through the “Admission in 30minutes” App available on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store or through the website at https://admissionin30minutes.com/caroline-excellence-awards

Winners will be announced on January 13, 2019, and Caroline will embark on a tour commencing on January 21, 2019, to award all 100 recipients in their various countries. However early decisions will be made and winners announced for entries available for the Spring opening.

“I am extremely excited to have Webster join our distinguished list of Partners who are committed to seeing equitable distribution of quality education across the continent. The last one week has seen over 2000 applicants and that really excites us. We strongly believe that the addition of Webster will go a long way to prove our dedication to our cause and our believe in institutions on the continent as well. I am still on the quest to uplift education in Africa” an excited Caroline remarked.

 

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Concerned Customers Of Gold Coast Fund Call For Investigations.

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A group of Concerned Customers of the Gold Coast Fund Management (GCFM) have appealed to government to constitute an independent body to investigate the officials of the GCFM for not paying their monies to them.

They also called for the investigation of the officials of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for not communicating to customers and the public about their actions being taken against GCFM to safeguard
their investment.

At a news conference addressed by Madam Faustina Otoo in Accra they said since September 2018, the GCFM led by the then Chief Executive Officer, Papa Kwesi Nduom, made a number of unfulfilled promises to
the customers.

“Firstly, the GCFM officials indicated to start payment to their customers by March 2019 and to date not a single customer has received a pesewa. Secondly, they indicated to develop a payment plan concerning each customer’s investment; to date, no such a plan has been developed and communicated to their customers.

“Thirdly, we often read from the media about Papa Kwesi Nduom giving assurances and promises on payments being made by GCFM to their customers. We want to state emphatically and place on record that no such payments have been made to their customers,” Madam Otoo said.

She said: “Those pronouncements from Papa Kwesi Nduom were meant to divert attention from their gigantic failure to fulfil their part of contract with their customers.”

Madam Otoo said the SEC was too silent on issues surrounding the GCFM and until now, it had not issued a road map to resolve the matter as a regulator.

“Our members have individually petitioned the SEC on various infractions committed by GCFM, and the SEC’s responses have always been that, they will investigate the matter and get back to the petitioner. That ends everything! Nothing comes from SEC again,” she said.

Madam Otoo said it was surprising that while the Bank of Ghana boldly accepted responsibilities and took the bull by the horn by implementing drastic measures to sanitise the banking sector, the same could not be said about the SEC.

“The Bank of Ghana has already appointed receivers who are mandated to pay customers’ lock-up funds with the various defunct banks. What is SEC doing?”

She said Ghanaians were encouraged to inculcate savings and investment culture, while people were taught to plan towards their pension and therefore it was upon these advice that “our members acted and judiciously lodged various sums of money with a regulated institution trusting the government would come to our aid in the event of eventualities.”

“Pensioners and retrenched workers including; former workers of AngloGold Ashanti have various sums of money with the GCFM. What lesson is it to the general public and posterity if the government fails to take
necessary action to safeguard our investment with GCFM?”

Source: GNA | Ghana

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Comedian Waris, Made-In-Ghana Appointed As Brand Influencers For Guiness Smooth.

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Sensational Ghanaian stand-up comedians & comic actors Abdul Waris Omaru and Frimpong Richard popularly known within the comic fraternity as Comedian Waris and Made-In-Ghana respectively, have been appointed as the brand influencers for the leading alcoholic beverage company, Guinness Ghana Breweries PLC (GGBPLC).

In perspective, the two sensational comedians were appointed by the board of directors of Guinness Ghana Breweries PLC (GGBPLC) to persuade Ghanaians with their product; Guinness Smooth that has recently hit the Ghanaian alcoholic market, as the two comedians have established secured and high profile credibility and audience.

By virtue of their trust worthiness and authenticity garnered within the Ghanaian creative and arts landscape, Comedian Waris and Made-In-Ghana are expected to elevate the new alcoholic beverage product to reach every angle, as they've carve a nitch to be authentic not promotional. They will be working with Guinness Ghana to create social media (or blog/vlog) content for the Guinness Smooth campaign.

Abdul Waris Omaru and Frimpong Richard have been noted for the ability of engaging or interacting with an overwhelming number of audience; high visibility on a their various social media platforms; knowledge of/expertise in their endeavor, and they are to help raise the brand's awareness and increase sales, and implementing marketing campaigns.

Made-In-Ghana (Left) x Comedian Waris(Right)

Earlier, Guinness Ghana Breweries PLC (GGBPLC) launched its latest stout -Guinness Smooth made from 70 per cent natural ingredients from Ghana. Brewed with fruity, butterscotch flavour to provide a distinctive and perfect bittersweet taste of smoothness and refreshment, the latest addition was crafted with the Ghanaian Consumer in mind, and is a new expression of Guinness, developed by the Guinness master brewers.

It is also brewed with millions of tiny bubbles for extra smoothness and a rich, deliciously satisfying taste. When relaxing with friends, Guinness Extra Smooth Stout slips down easily, smoothing the way for the good times and the conversation to flow. The basis is an unfermented but hopped Guinness wort extract shipped from Dublin, which is added to local ingredients and brewed locally.

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You Can’t Deposit Or Withdraw Money Without These Three Items – Bank Of Ghana Warns

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The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has directed banks and other specialised deposit-taking institutions to ensure that people who deposit money into and/or withdraw same from accounts that are not theirs provide their “full personal details” to the transacting institution.
In a notice published in the Wednesday edition of the Daily Graphic, the central bank said such persons must provide their “name and address, a verifiable identification card and a telephone number to the requisite bank or specialized deposit-taking institution.”

It said the directive was in compliance with the section 23 of the Anti-Money Laundering Act, 2008 (Act 749), as amended.

The Act seeks to shine transparency on persons engaging in financial transactions in a bid to stem money laundering.

The notice was signed by the Secretary of BoG, Frances Van-Hein Sackey.

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It said “in accordance with section 23(7) of the Anti-Money Laundering Act 2008, (Act 749) as amended, all banks and specialised deposit-taking institutions shall require the full personal details of a person who makes a deposit into or withdrawal from an account on behalf of another person.

“Banks and specialised deposit-taking institutions and the general public are to take note and be guided accordingly,” it said.

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Golden Empire Legacy Supports Ghana-Spain Tourism And Hospitality Expo

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Golden Empire Legacy Ltd, a gold exporting agent in Ghana, will support the upcoming Ghana-Spain tourism and hospitality expo scheduled for September 12 to 14 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Founder of Global Empire Legacy Holdings, Joana Gyan, said her company is providing financial support to the expo because the event will promote Ghana’s tourism industry and bring investment to boost the economy.

“Golden Empire seeks to work closely with the Spain Chamber of Commerce to promote trade between both countries and also to host 25 businesses next November to seal a deal on investing in Ghana,” Ms Gyan said.

About Global Empire Legacy

Global Empire Legacy Holdings is a conglomerate founded in 2019. It was created to serve as a holding company for all subsidiaries owned by Ms Joana Gyan.

As Ms Joana Gyan's vision of becoming an industrialist began to take shape, it became necessary to have a business umbrella which houses the other subsidiaries for efficient administration.

Global Empire Legacy Holdings has Gold Concessions for which it has acquired mining licenses for.

Major subsidiaries of Global Empire Legacy Holdings: Golden Empire Legacy Limited; Gem Media and Joana Gyan Foundation.

About the upcoming expo

The Ghana-Spain tourism and hospitality expo is part of efforts to facilitate trade between the two countries.

The expo is also expected to promote the role of Spain through the Gran Canary Islands and encourage the flow of investment in both directions.

According to a statement by Stephen Blessing Ackah, Head of Government Affairs, UAE Africa Mentoring Development Consortium, the expo will promote sustainable tourism as trade was one of the sectors in which Spain occupies international leadership positions and can channel the knowledge and investments that Ghana needs for its development.

"The support for the internalisation of the Spanish economy is reflected in the reinforcement of technical cooperation in the tourism sector and in the promotion of the improvement of air connectivity lines of action.

“This is included in the Plan Africa III of the government of Spain in the framework of the objective of promoting a shared, inclusive and sustainable economic growth," the statement said.

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