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Jay Z Breaks Into Legal Weed Business As Brand Strategist.

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The vibe must still be in his veins. On Tuesday, it was announced that JAY-Z has returned to the game, but this time he’s legit.

In a statement, JAY-Z detailed his multiyear partnership with the California-based cannabiscompany Caliva. Per Caliva, Jigga will serve as the company’s chief brand strategist with the goals of molding the creative direction and increasing Caliva’s outreach efforts. Hova also has a societal interest in the industry. Outside of marketing the brand, JAY-Z wants to increase the “representation and participation” of those with criminal records who are prohibited from participating in the growing industry.

“Anything I do, I want to do correctly and at the highest level,” Jigga’s statement read. “With all the potential in the cannabis industry, Caliva’s expertise and ethos make them the best partners for this endeavor. We want to create something amazing, have fun in the process, do good, and bring people along the way.”

Caliva currently operates a farm and two stores in Northern California. The company focuses on community outreach by offering steady jobs to those affected by the San Francisco-area wage gap. To have their efforts recognized by the God MC is something Caliva CEO, Dennis O’Malley, described as “humbling.”

“For Jay-Z to seek out Caliva as a partner is humbling and confirms our mission of being the most trusted name in cannabis,” O’Malley told Rolling Stone. “To find that we were in complete alignment around our values and ethos was just a home run. We believe this partnership is unparalleled in this or any business and we could not be more pleased to be working with him and have him as our Chief Brand Strategist.”

JAY-Z isn’t the only celebrity intrigued by Caliva’s “ethos.” At the beginning of the year, the venture capital firm of NFL Hall of Famer Joe Montana helped the company raise close to $75 million.

This new venture adds to JAY-Z’s latest winning streak. On Thursday, The Blast announced that JAY-Z has reached a settlement with Raynard Herbert, who claimed he was entitled to royalties from the Reasonable Doubt album. Per documents obtained by the site, Herbert and Hova reached an agreement that resulted in the case being dismissed without the option to refile. Also, JAY-Z’s raise from friendly neighborhood drug dealer to hip-hop’s first billionaire will finally be documented. In an exclusive report to Entertainment Weekly, Michael Eric Dyson revealed he will be writing out JAY-Z’s journey in a book titled, Jay-Z: Made in America. The book is currently available for pre-order and will hit the shelves on Nov. 26

(Source: Complex.com)

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AirtelTigo Launches Discount Offer For Hajj Pilgrims.

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Telecom operator, AirtelTigo, has launched a discounted offer for its new and existing pre-paid customers travelling to Saudi Arabia for this year’s Hajj pilgrimage, aimed to enable them stay in touch with family and friends.
Under the “Hajj Offer”, customers will enjoy free incoming calls and discounted rates on voice, SMS and data for browsing the internet when they subscribe the offer.

Announcing the offer in Accra, the Director of Marketing Operations at AirtelTigo, Pius Owusu-Tuffour, said customers will have to recharge their account with a scratch card or AirtelTigo Money (ATM) with GHS50 or GHS100.

He explained that customers can sign-up by dialling 1115*3# to enjoy the offer which is valid for 30-days, adding that pilgrims can subscribe to this offer either in Ghana before travelling for the Hajj or in Saudi Arabia while roaming on Zain or STC networks.

“Our goal has always been to serve our customers better with valuable offerings and make their lives simple. Our pre-paid customers on the holy journey to perform Hajj now have an affordable option to stay connected with their loved ones back home,” he said.

He added this offer shows the company’s continues innovation for its customers. “We will continue to innovate offerings that make it easy for our customers to stay in touch at an affordable cost.

“It is a great time to be on AirtelTigo and we are delighted to meet the communication needs of our customers with great offerings and experience. “

Source: Ghana Web.

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World Bank To Support Ghana On Jobs And Skills In The Next 5-Yrs.

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The Government of Ghana with the support of the World Bank has designed a Ghana Jobs and Skills Project (GJSP) to support jobs and skills for individuals in the country.

This is expected to be implemented over a period of five years, according to a Jobs and Skills final report by the Ministry of Finance.

The objective of the project is to support skills development, upgrade human capacity for Ghanaians and it also aims at helping the government to better respond to the imperative of creating more decent jobs for the youth and rapidly growing labour force.

The project comprises multiple activities that promote the employment and productivity of workers, as well as initiatives to strengthen the efficiency and capacity of government agencies for the various activities to be implemented under the project.

The project encompasses four components for skills development and job generation.

The first component deals with the provision of apprenticeship and entrepreneurship support to individuals for jobs while the second component has to do with the provision of competitive grants to private enterprises for expanded employment. The third deals with Operationalization of the Ghana Labor Market Information System , Upgrade of District Public Employment and Skills Development Program ; and the final component is for Capacity Development , Technical Assistance and Project Management Support to Coordinating, Implementing, and Partnering Agencies for Enhanced Skills and Jobs Impact.

Implementation of the Project will trigger World Bank Environmental Assessment Policy (OP 4.01), which has resulted in the preparation of an Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) to provide guiding principles for assessment and management of environmental and social aspects of all project delivery processes and activities.

The ESMF will also help to systematically identify, predict and evaluate beneficial and adverse environmental and social impacts of sub-projects and other activities to be financed under the Project. The framework also sets out mitigation, monitoring and institutional measures to be undertaken during implementation and operation of the project to eliminate, off set or reduce any potentially adverse environmental and social impacts.

Source: Ghana Web.

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Bank Of Ghana Not In A Hurry To Collapse Savings And Loans Companies – Governor

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The Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Ernest Addison has said the central bank will first explore options of rescuing savings and loans companies that have the potential of surviving in the long run rather than revoke their licenses.

After its clean-up of the banking and the microfinance sectors, the central bank served notice of an impending clean up in the savings and loans sector.

But speaking at the monetary policy committee’s press conference to announce that policy rate, Dr. Ernest Addison said the central bank’s first option is to rescue savings and loans companies that are solvent but rather having liquidity challenges.

“We are always very careful about making decisions on license revocations. Without clear data which suggest the institution is insolvent, the bank of ghana does not act. we don’t take license revocation on the basis of liquidity shortages; no institution which is solvent but illiquid has had its license revoked.

We will start to look at that sector on the basis of whether the institutions are solvent and be effectively run in the long-term,” he said.

According to the central bank, it is waiting to receive funds from the Fiance Ministry to enable it undertake the clean up of the savings and loans sector.

There are currently over 30 savings and loans companies; a good number of which are unable to meet customers’ demands for deposits.

Source: Ghana Web

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Ghana’s Corporate Female Icon Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh Of IBM Takes A Bow.

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IBM’s first female Country Director in Africa, Angela Kyeremanten-Jimoh has taken a leave of her position as country director of IBM Ghana to take on a new role at IBM's corporate headquarters located in New York, United States of America.


In a letter sent to clients and stakeholders of IBM Ghana, IBM stated that Angela will be taking on a senior role described by IBM as "a great recognition for her hardwork and an exceptional opportunity for her to further hone her skills and provide a deep perspective on Africa at a global level".


As Angela was unavailable to comment on her departure, I got the opportunity to speak to some esteemed clients and associates of IBM who shared their working experience with the company under her leadership.
Speaking to Chief Information Officer of a leading bank in Ghana, he noted that, under Angela’s leadership and supervision for the past 4 years, services rendered to his bank, which include branch network, POS & ATM services have become stronger and reliable across the country.


Theresa Ayaode, CEO of Charterhouse also remarked that Angela has been an extraordinary corporate success story in Africa and it's a testament to her strong work ethics, hardwork, strong faith in God and above all the goodness of her heart!


Speaking to another CEO of a leading business partner of IBM in Ghana, he described Angela as an excellent representative to the IBM brand and the dedication and commitment she shows towards her business partners and customers is a positive example for young and upcoming ladies in business.
Angela joined IBM in 2015 after making a dramatic switch from banking to tech after holding various positions at UBS Investment Bank London, ABN AMRO and GT Bank in Ghana.


In her absence, country director of IBM Nigeria, Dipo Faulker has been appointed to act in the interim as the company waits to make an official announcement on Angela's successor.


Angela has been an inspiration to many young girls on the continent and we are certain she will make Ghana and Africa proud. We wish her great success and await her return to the continent.


Source: Prince Akpah

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