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“Micro-entrepreneurs In Ghana Cannot Thrive Without Smartphones” – Says Vodafone Report

A new report published by Vodafone Group reveals that smartphones are increasing opportunities in Ghana; and that 7 out of 10 micro-entrepreneurs are likely to face difficulties continuing their business without a smartphone.

Authored by independent experts, “Towards a more equal world: the mobile internet revolution” looks at how the shift to smartphones and data services in emerging markets represent a turning point. The specific opportunities of mobile internet access for disadvantaged groups are identified and policy steps governments can take to address inequalities are recommended.

Drawing on three in-depth studies in three developing countries – Ghana, Kenya and India - the report examines different facets of the challenge. 

In Ghana, consistent with other findings in the report, businesses in urban communities are doing more with their smartphone and its resources than their rural-based counterparts. Micro-entrepreneurs surveyed use their smartphones in critical bus…

ABEIKU SANTANA SEES SADC HEADS OF MISSION OFF TO SOUTH AFRICA

Ghana’s Tourism ambassador Abeiku Aggrey Santana was at the airport on Saturday night to see off the delegation made up of a team of foreign diplomats led by the Dean of the diplomatic corps of Ghana Her Excellency the Zimbabwean Ambassador to Ghana Pavelyn Tendai Musaka to South Africa to participate in the SADC conference. 

Among the dignitaries were the Namibian Ambassador to Ghana, HE Charles B. Josob, the Deputy High Commissioner of Zambia H.E Mwansa S Rowland, High Commissioner of the Republic of Tanzania H.E Daniel Ole Njoolay. The team was accompanied by Mrs. Nancy Sam, President of the Tour Operators Asscociation of Ghana and Ahmed Naaman, Ashanti regional president of the Ghana Tourism Federation.

SADC heads of mission accredited to Ghana is embarking on an intra African tourism trade and investment promotion mission to the SADC region beginning with South Africa, the objective is to also promote the travel of the Ghanaian tourists to multiple destinations in the …

Girl, 5, needs $10,000 for eye surgery

Family of a five-year-old girl Ohemaa Abena Asantewaa in Kumasi in the Ashanti region is seeking financial support from corporate institutions and philanthropists across the country to enable their daughter undergo eye surgery in Texas, the United States of America (USA).
Asantewaa needs at least 10,000 dollars to enable her undergo treatment.
According to Doctors, a tumor in Asantewaa’s eye is worsening and is likely to affect her brain, if not treated immediately.
The family is appealing to the public to help them raise the said amount to enable them fly Asantewaa to the US for treatment.
 Parents of Asantewaa who are local farmers say their income is not enough to sponsor her medical bills.
Asantewaa has been battling with the eye tumor for the past five years with several surgeries at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi but to no avail.
Asantewaa is unable to look at the light or sun and also finds it difficult to eat or sleep, a situation her parents describe as unfortu…

Live FM nominated for ‘Radio Station With Best Showbiz content’

Ghana’s favourite Youth Brand, Live 91.9 FM has earned a nomination at the City People Entertainment Awards.

'Your Music Play Station' was nominated in the ‘Radio Station With Best Showbiz Content’ category.

The station recently celebrated its one year anniversary, and was the official Media Partner for the 2016 Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards.

The EIB Network owned station parades the best of Presenters and DJS including Jay Foley, Jeremie, Antoine Mensah, Vanessa Gyan, Sammy Forson, Masta Jay, Berla Mundi, and Regina Krave.

Full list of nominations below.

Best Actor of the Year Award (Ghana):
Richard Asante aka Kalybos,
Kofi Adjorlolo,
Umar Krupp,
Adjetey Annan,
Majid Michel,
James Gardiner,
Prince David Osei,
John Dumelo,
Artus Frank,
Van Vicker,
Chris Attoh



Best Actress of the Year Award (Ghana):
Yvonne Okoro,
Jackie Appiah,
Juliet Ibrahim,
Christabel Ekeh,
Salma Mumin,
Martha Ankomah,
Yvonne Nelson,
Joselyn Dumas

Best Supporting Actor of the Year Award (Ghana):
Tosweet Annan,
Jose To…

Mahama nominates Bombande as dep. Foreign Affairs Min.

A Conflict resolution and peace-building consultant, Emmanuel Bombande has been nominated deputy foreign affairs minister by President John Mahama, a statement from the Communication Ministry announced.

Bombande, who is currently the Special Adviser to the UN General Secretary's Special Representative to West Africa, was director of the West Africa Network for Peace Building (WANEP).

If approved by parliament, he will work under foreign affairs minister Hanna Tetteh.

The statement also announced the nomination of former District Chief Executive for Upper Manya Krobo, Joseph Angmor Tetteh and the Member of Parliament for Nkwanta, Joseph Oti Bless as Deputy Minsters for the Eastern Region and Local Government and Rural Development respectively.

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Bombande has been a lead mediator in many community based mediation efforts in West Africa, served as a member of the UN Advisory Team in Ghana and advised the Government of Ghana on various conflict prevention strategies inc…

DStv Partners Multimedia To Grow It's Local Content Offering

Adom TV (DStv Channel 280), Joy News (DStv Channel 421), and Joy Prime (DStv Channel 281) launch in Ghana.

DStv Ghana is thrilled to announce the addition of three local channels, which are currently on the GOtv platform, to the DStv platform, to increase the local content offering in Ghana. Adom TV, Joy News and Joy Prime are therefore now available on all DStv packages.

Adom TV will be available on channel 280 and will offer authentic Ghanaian programming comprising of news and current affairs, movies, magazine and talk shows, sports, religious programming and a multitude of variety entertainment.  Adom TV...Yewo adze A oye!

For live breaking news and in-depth analysis, subscribers can tune in to channel 421 for Joy News, a dedicated 24 hours news and current affairs television channel.


The channel will provide informative and educational variety content, ranging from foreign news bulletins, current affairs, talk shows, documentaries and magazine shows.

And there is more! On c…

Bro Sammy, Nacy, Uncle Ato & Others For Ohemaa Mercy’s 2016 Tehillah Experience Concert On August 7

Multiple award-winning gospel musician, Ohemaa Mercy has announced Sunday, August 7th as the date for this year’s edition of her annual Tehillah Experience concert.

The event will be held at the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) Calvary Temple, Spintex Road, in Accra at 4:00pm prompt.

Apart from the ‘Aseda’ singer, other gospel artistes such as Uncle Ato, Ps Isaiah, Bro. Sammy, Nacy, Becky Bonnie, Sandra Afreh, Esther Nyamekye and Francis Amo who are billed to minister have the responsibility to satisfy the worship needs of patrons who will throng the venue.

The 3rd edition of Tehillah Experience concert dubbed the “Throne Room Experience” is expected to provide the platform for Christians to have a fulfilled praise and worship time with their Creator.

Gospel music lovers will be treated to some good and soul-inspiring songs come August 7 at the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) when Ohemaa Mercy leads the pack of gospel artistes for the free concert.

Mr. Tw…

Kwame Adinkra kicks off Abusua FM’s soft programming with #Abusuankomo

Celebrated radio host Kwame Adinkra Monday kicked off Abusua 96.5 FM’s soft programming with #Abusuankomo – the new station’s morning show.

Officials of the EIB Network, owners of Abusua FM joined Adinkra for a brief prayer session before officially going live.

In his introductory remarks, Adinkra spoke about the journey back to Kumasi radio, where he still commands a huge following.

Abusua FM is operating on the frequency 96.5 in the Ashanti Region, and started test transmission on June 1, ahead of today’s soft roll-out.

Adinkra and a team of experienced heads are being recruited to lead EIB’s official entry into the mass market in the Ashanti Region. EIB also operates Ultimate 106.9 FM in Kumasi.

EIB is also set to roll out two more radio stations; Super FM (Tamale) and Cool FM (Cape Coast) in addition to existing properties.

The media group also owns Starr FM, LIVE FM, GH One TV, Kasapa FM (all in Accra), Empire FM (Takoradi), and Agoo FM (Nkawkaw) as well as the Daily Heritage …