Former President Jerry John Rawlings has commended President of Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Christian Kabore for supporting the quest to create a lasting memorial park for late Burkinabe leader, Captain Thomas Sankara.
Making remarks after a solemn ceremony on Saturday to unveil a huge statue of Thomas Sankara at the Conseil de l’Entente in Ouagadougou where Sankara and twelve of his colleagues were assassinated on 15 October 1987, Flt Lt Rawlings who is the Honorary Chairman of the Sankara Memorial Committee, said Burkinabe must work together towards the progressive future Sankara envisaged for his people.
According to the former Ghanaian leader, Burkinabe should keep reminding themselves that noble people have died for their country, not only in the fight for independence but also in the fight for true freedom and justice.
The ceremony was addressed by President Kabore and other leading members of the Sankara Memorial Committee and attended by families of the late Sankara and the twelve who fell with him in October 1987.
Former President Rawlings who arrived in Burkina Faso on Thursday, February 28 earlier held meetings with the Sankara family and also chaired meetings with the Sankara Memorial Committee. On Friday he addressed a symposium where the main design of the Sankara memorial monument was unveiled.
After the unveiling of the statue on Saturday, the former President later took part in the closing ceremony of the 50th edition of the Pan African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO). Leading figures at the event included the Burkinabe President, Malian President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda.
The former President also called on the people of Burkina Faso not to allow the pain of the tragic circumstances that led to the demise of Thomas Sankara and some of his compatriots to be lost on the country.
The former President was equally grateful to the families of President Sankara and his colleagues for their presence at the ceremony.
Ex BBN Housemate Ifu Ennada Launches ‘5 Million a Day’ Initiative To Help Entrepreneurs Grow Their Businesses.
Beauty entrepreneur and multiple-award winning actress, Ifu Ennada, has been able to successfully turn her passion for natural hair care into a thriving multi-million naira business, BeautIFU Ennada.
She was able to attain this feat within 9 months of officially establishing the business, although; she had been working on the idea way before her Big Brother Naija days.
She has learned so many lessons on her entrepreneurship journey, and now, she has launched the ‘5 Million a Day’ initiative to share her knowledge with fellow entrepreneurs so that they too can learn how to grow their businesses into profitable entities.
Speaking on why this project is so important to her, Ifu says, “I understand perfectly how challenging it can be to run a financially viable business especially when you’re first starting out. However, I believe we are all lucky to be operating in the digital age, where at the click of a button, millions can learn about one’s brand and patronize. I’d like to share my knowledge about how I used digital media tools to my advantage to create a successful business, so I can help current and aspiring business owners.”
To learn more about 5 Million a Day, visit on Instagram: @5millionaday
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Meet Young Engineer Designed And Constructed The Only Nightclub And Lounge On A River.
Edwin Elikem Amenyeawu, a young avid Ghanaian Entrepreneur who doubles as an Engineer, actor, and a media mogul whose strides are mostly felt in the arts and entertainment industry designs and constructs for the first time a Nightclub and Lounge on a river.
Yes! It is currently Ghana’s only club facility on Water! Elikem, a graduate of the University of Ghana and a proud old boy of St. Augsutine’s College, Cape Coast is one promisin earmarked for greatness.
Known for the popular hashtag #stayPriceless with his sight keenly set upon a career in the entertainment industry, He is currently CEO of Priceless Group Africa with Priceless Life Entertainment as a subsidiary; a full entertainment company on which young budding rapper Tulenkey is singed. Other Specializations include film, Tv productions, events, marketing, promotions, general entertainment, media consultation and above all Entertainment facility Construction Engineering.
Speaking to Mr. Amenyeawu, he says” It was a new challenge even though we have had other experiences locally and internationally we haven’t had anything to do with Construction on a water body, which has been an experience I would always be grateful for. Many of my workers couldn’t make it onto the project because they had aquaphobia but we still pulled through to meet our deadline.”
As a young hardworking and determined Entrepreneur , “Priceless” as he is affectionately called seeks to change the entertainment scenery by setting benchmarks across all aspects of the arts and entertainment space uto face off international standards. As experts in Entertainment Facility Engineering, it is his wish to collaborate with other organizations to make available platforms, auditoriums and entertainment centres to diversify entertainment in Ghana and beyond.
The Holy Trinity Medical Centre and its Multi-Award Winning Health Tourism Subsidiary the Holy Trinity Spa, Ghana’s number one Spa and Health farm are all owned by renowned business executive and health sector mogul Dr. Felix Kwaku Gamesu Anyah.
China: Police Loot Church, Bury Bibles, Detain Members As Persecution Escalates
China's total Christian population is now thought to number anywhere between 25 million and 100 million people.
Chinese authorities have launched yet another brutal attack on Christianity, looting the donations box of a church, buying Bibles, and detaining the senior pastor before shuttering the building.
The raid, led by the deputy governor of Zhecheng county and involving armed SWAT and anti-riot police, took place at True Jesus Church in Anping town.
According to Bitter Winter, 60 vehicles, surrounded the church with the police blocking off all the intersections leading the building. Authorities claimed that the church was in contact with foreign countries and was thus engaging in illegal activity. They ordered an immediate shut down by any means possible.
Anticipating the raid, 60 church members attempted to prevent authorities from entering the building by overturning benches at the entrance. Despite their efforts, 100 plainclothes officers stormed into the building, immediately broke into the donations box, and demanded to know where the church funds were held.
"As soon as they entered the church, they smashed the donation box and pocketed the money, which totaled thousands of RMB," said one member of the congregation. "They also questioned us about where all of our church's money was kept."
Then, officials ordered the officers to remove all surveillance cameras located inside the building, before mercilessly beating members of the congregation. "Fifteen believers were beaten to the ground, moaning in pain," Bitter Winter noted.
One believer, who was in her sixties, was beaten so badly by the authorities that she suffered two cracked ribs. Another elderly church member who attempted to help her was also beaten. The outlet also reported that officers slapped the face of a paralyzed believer in her seventies and knocked several others unconscious for at least half an hour.
Before leaving, authorities buried Bibles, hymnbooks and Christian literature in a large pit outside the church.
In an attempt to "Sinicize" Christianity and infuse it with "Chinese characteristics," China has arrested hundreds of pastors and church congregants. Additionally, dozens of churches have been demolished, with officials claiming that curtain buildings must be torn down due to new zoning laws.
In late March, authorities shut down a 1,000-member house church in Beijing, changed the locks and demanded that members in attendance sign a letter stating that they will no longer attend the church.
Last year, authorities in Beijing also banned one of the city's largest house churches, Zion Church, claiming it had refused to register with the government and was thus illegal.
However, the church's pastor, Jin Mingri, said officials never asked his church to register with the government "No [government] department has asked me to register the church in the past 10 years," he said.
Because of these atrocities, China ranks as the 27th worst country in the world when it comes to Christian persecution, according to Open Doors USA's 2019 World Watch List.
Chief Imam worships With Christ The King Church Ahead Of 100th Birthday Celebration.
The National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu on Sunday, April 21, 2019, joined congregants of the Christ the King Church in Accra in worship ahead of his 100th birthday celebration on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019.
The gesture got a lot of people on social media praising him for promoting unity among the various religious sects in the country.
The Chief Imam had also been joined by the Vice President, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and fellow Muslims at the Central Mosque in Abossey Okai for Jummah prayers and a special thanksgiving prayer on Friday, 19th April, 2019.
The special thanksgiving prayer was to thank the Almighty Allah for the blessings He has bestowed on the National Chief Imam.
On Tuesday, April 23, a public lecture would be held to honour the Chief Imam, which would be delivered by Dr Mohammed Ibn Chambas, the United Nations General Secretary’s Special Representative for West Africa and the Sahel.
He will speak on the theme “Advancement of modern Ghanaian society through peace, tolerance and development.” The special guest for the lecture is the Vice President of the Republic, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
A number of national leaders, including some former Presidents, are also expected to attend.
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