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Ghana’s Niche Cocoa “To Be Served” At World Economic Forum.

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Ghana’s Niche Cocoa is to be served at the ongoing World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Absa partnered with Niche Cocoa, the leading privately operated cocoa processing company in Ghana to give visitors to Absa’s pop-up venue in Davos to sample some of their mouthwatering products.

Chief Executive Officer of Absa, Maria Ramos said, “Absa is particularly proud to be representing the African continent this year with a pop‐up venue on the Davos Promenade, the strip connecting the Conference Centre and most hotels.”

She added, “Our venue will serve as Absa’s base for the duration of the Davos meetings and will provide us with an immersive destination for guests interested in Absa, in Davos.”

Ms Ramos said, “As we take Africa to Davos and the world to show our true potential, we will tell our rich story and recognize our clients as the core of our business. To showcase how their businesses also represent the potential of our continent, we have invited a selection of clients from key African markets such as Kenya, South Africa, Uganda and Ghana to partner with us in Davos. Products such as chocolates from Niche Cocoa will be served at our store to showcase some of our continent’s finest products.”

Niche Cocoa

Chocolate is a guilty pleasure for some and a decadent delight for others. But what is universal is its smooth goodness and the way it melts in the mouth. Niche Cocoa realised this truth and opened in 2011 as a cocoa processing company producing high-quality products from 100 per cent Ghanaian cocoa beans.

Since it opened its doors, Niche has shown an unwavering commitment to quality and fair trade, so it is little surprise that it has established itself as the country’s leading bean-to-bar producer that is fully organic, Halaal, Kosher and Fair Trade certified.

This dedication saw Niche awarded the Ghanaian President’s National Awards for Export Achievement as Exporter of The Year for three consecutive years in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Niche offers a range of premium products, from semi-finished cocoa products like natural cocoa liquor, natural and deodorized cocoa butter, natural and alkalized cocoa cake and natural and alkalized cocoa powder to refined industrial bulk chocolate and confectionery (chocolate bars) for supply to the chocolate, ice cream and bakery sectors.

The semi-finished products are exported to cocoa traders globally and marketed under the name “Ghana Prime Brand”, while the refined confectionary products such as chocolate bars, chocolate spreads and instant drinks are geared specifically towards the domestic market.

Every year, the company produces a staggering 60 000 tonnes of these products – a veritable feast of flavour. Production is not the only end goal, though: Niche has prioritised sustainability and the ongoing support of the country’s cocoa farmers.

The company actively supports cocoa farmers through agreements it has with two co-operatives to purchase certified beans, which serves as a sustainable investment because Niche is a UTZ certified processor. UTZ is the largest programme for the sustainable farming of cocoa and coffee in the world.

Part of Niche’s sustainability and support activities also include sponsorship of community service projects and paying premium prices to organically certified suppliers.

Investment in these areas enables Niche to expand its sourcing from farmers who grow the finest cocoa beans and who implement preventive measures to eliminate environmental and social risks.

Did you know?

• Ghana produces the second most cocoa beans in the world, after the neighbouring Ivory Coast.
• Approximately 70% of the world’s cocoa currently comes from West and Central Africa: Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria and Cameroon.
• The majority of this cocoa is grown on nearly two million small, independent family farms that are less than two hectares (5 acres) in size.
• About 800,000 Ghanaian family farmers supply cocoa beans to global chocolate manufacturers such as Hershey’s and Nestlé.

Source: Myjoyonline.com

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“I Haven’t Regretted Investing In Music. – NAM 1

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CEO of Zylofon Music Nana Appiah Mensah aka NAM 1 has emphasised that he has no regrets venturing into the music industry.

He stated that as a business person he made a business decision not to benefit right away but to help grow it for generational value.

NAM 1 was answering questions from media men & women at a press conference to address the well-publicized issues surrounding his institutions.

After its founding, Zylofon Music signed top music artistes Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale, Becca, Highlife act Kumi Guitar, rapper Kumi Guitar and gospel musician Joyce Blessing.

(Source: Ghanamusic.com)

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Caroline Esinam Adzogble Appointed Ambassador Of GOA Institute Of Management To Africa.

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Study abroad programs have long been focused in Europe & the USA, leaving out great opportunities on other continents, especially Asia and more precisely the country of India. In a move to change this narrative; The GOA institute of management have appointed Caroline Esinam Adzogble as African ambassador; a role that will see her champion study opportunities at the GOA institué of management, to students all across Africa.

Caroline Esinam Adzogble; a seasoned Educational consultant and a champion for better educational opportunities across Africa, adds this to her many achievements in the sector of education across the continent.

The role she says will come with scholarship opportunities for potential post graduate students across Africa; A chance to further your education in a university that gives you first hand opportunities to work and study at the same time. 

After 5 years of running educational consultancy services under her firm ‘IAES’ in Ghana, Caroline makes this new move under the International University Services; an educational firm based in Europe. 

The GOA institute of management; is a top ranking postgraduate university in the GOA province of India. Interested students can email [email protected] or visit the IUS website www.theiuservices.com for more information about it’s partnerships with global universities.

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Mike Tyson’s 420-Acre Weed Ranch Rakes In $500K A Month.

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Mike Tyson is building a cannabis empire and soaking up ever blissful moment of it, literally. The weedtrepreneur recently revealed on his star-studded podcast that he and his crew basically smoke 10 tons of weed every single month at his marijuana resort, Tyson Ranch.

ICYMI: 52-year-old Mike Tyson is living a retired man’s dream! After putting up his boxing gloves, Mike made a swift career change, buying 420-acres of land in California City to run a company called The Ranch Companies, which specializes in all things weed.

According to GQ, Tyson and his company are working on breaking ground on Tyson Ranch. The ranch will serve as a luxury weed resort and “there are plans for a luxury hotel and retail stores and facilities for glamping, an amphitheater for concerts, and Tyson University, where experts will teach cannabis-cultivation techniques to future farmers.

"The proposed plans for Tyson Ranch, Mike Tyson's luxury weed resort.

The proposed plans for Tyson Ranch, Mike Tyson's luxury weed resort.

On his most recent episode of his podcast, Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson, Mike and his co-host, Eben Britton, sat down with Jim Jones to talk about both Mike and Jim’s booming weed businesses. When Mike asked his co-host how much weed he thinks they smoke at their ranch, Eben said, “We smoke 10 tons of weed at the ranch every month,” in which Mike responded, “That’s like $40K.” We were just as surprised as Jim Jones to hear that lofty number!

The former rapper also revealed in the video that he once spent $7 million on a diamond chain! If you were wondering how much dough Mike is raking in from his weed business, he's approximately selling $500,000 worth of cannabis products every month. So it makes sense that they can smoke that much weed and lofty jewelry.

The former fighter went on to dish about his budding weed resort, saying, “We gon’ make this like an oasis in the desert, man.” While you wait in anticipation for Mike Tyson to break ground on his stoner paradise, check out his website here!

(Source: bet.com)

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“Menzgold To Possibly Rebound Soon. – Nana Appiah Mensah

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Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Menzgold Ghana Limited, Nana Appiah Mensah popularly known as NAM 1 has stated that, he will dissertate on the recent developments and state of affairs of the gold dealership entity and his subsidiary companies to the Ghanaian traditional mass communication (broadcasting, publishing, and the Internet) media regarded collectively.

With the location yet to be made known to public, the event is scheduled for Monday, 19th August, 2019 and and has the objective of providing final practical resolutions to all pending teasing, indistinct matters that impeded and retarded the progress of the firm, assuring that, the action of solving the contentious Menzgold fracas will result to a highly possible rebound soon of the gold dealership firm.

He made this statement, Wednesday, 14th August, 2019 via his twitter handle.

Nana Appiah Mensah, was sued for defrauding by false pretences, money laundering, abetment and carrying on deposit-taking business without licence contrary to Section 6 (1) of the Banks and Specialised Deposit-taking Institutions Act. He was accused for illegally obtaining an estimated GHS1.68 billion from his customers.

According to the charge sheet, the money was from 16,000 people who invested a total of GHc1,680,920,000 in the company. The sheet indicated that Mr Appiah Mensah’s two companies — Brew Marketing Consult and Menzgold Ghana Limited; represented by him, have also been charged with defrauding by false pretence.

He arrived in Ghana on July 11, 2019, where he was picked up by security operatives at the Kotoka International Airport and sent to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service for interrogation after spending several months in Dubai in another legal battle.

Nana Appiah Mensah was released from police custody on August 5 after he met the reviewed bail conditions. He secured his freedom on bail after his lawyers managed to meet the bail conditions set by an Accra circuit court. The court had initially set bail at ¢1 billion with five sureties.

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