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VIDEO: Episode 2 of Bola Ray’s REVEALED Featuring Adebayor

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Episode 2 of Bola Ray’s personality-based programme REVEALED features the concluding part of his time with Togolese soccer star Emanuel Adebayor at his luxurious mansion in the West African capital.

Showing on GH One TV and Fiesta TV (Dstv Channel 329) every Sunday, the show sees the ace broadcaster and EIB boss explore the lives of accomplished personalities across various spectrums of society while understanding their perspectives and principles of life.

REVEALED is an Empire Protocol piece created by Bola Ray, and directed by Kofi Asamoah.

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YFM Launches 10th Anniversary Celebrations @ MMC Live

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Accra -based YFM has officially launched its 10th anniversary to celebrate 10 years of providing professional, entertaining and award winning content to listeners in Ghana and beyond.

Dubbed Y@10, the year-long anniversary has 10 major events from the award winning radio station with the biggest event happening at the end of the year.

The 10th Anniversary launch which took place on Saturday April 21 at the highly patronized Music, Magic and Comedy Show (MMC Live 2018) at the National Theatre, commenced with a documentary of how YFM started and the current state of the station with some of the YFM stars who have been around from the beginning – Nokus, Ms Naa, Trigmatic and DJ Killer Fingers among others- telling the YFM story.

Speaking at launch, Eddy Blay, Programs Manager at YFM said since the station was established by the Global Media Alliance (GMA) Group in 2008, YFM has grown to be the most sought after youth and urban station in the country.

“YFM has come far and this year we are calling our anniversary Y@10. As a station, we are known to have unearthed most of the young music talents that we have in the country. As part of the 10th anniversary celebrations, we have a list of 10 major activities including some Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities by way of giving back to the society,” Eddy stated.

He added that “As a station that believes and celebrates its loyal listeners, I can assure you all that our loyal listeners will always play a major role in whatever we do and this 10th anniversary is no exception.”

 

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MY WORST DAY WITH PEACE HYDE! Forbes Africa Set for Season 2; Unveils New Partnership With GAC Motor

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The leading business magazine in Africa, Forbes Africa is set to launch season 2 of its flagship TV show, “My Worst Day with Peace Hyde” powered by automotive giant, GAC Motor. After its successful first season, which premiered in 2016 to rave reviews, season 2 promises to deliver another round of riveting interviews from the higher echelons of wealth and power in business.

Hosted by the multiple award winning Forbes Africa Correspondent and Head of Digital Media and Partnerships, Peace Hyde, My Worst Day is the only show on the continent that interviews Africa’s billionaires and millionaires in a no holds barred conversation about their most challenging day in business and was subsequently, one of the most watched shows on the Pan African business platform, CNBC Africa Channel 410 on DSTV airing in over 16 African countries in Sub Saharan Africa.

Season 1 was jam packed with interviews from Aliko Dangote, Folorunso Alakija, Emir Sanussi Lamido Sanussi, Tonye Cole, Femi Otedola, Senator Ben Murray Bruce and Cosmas Maduka amongst a host of other titans from South Africa including Herman Mashaba, South African billionaire and current Mayor of Johannesburg and from the looks of the trailer, Season 2, which airs in May, looks set to deliver the same punch with powerful stories from the continents Titans.

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#VGMA2018: TV3 apologises for break in transmission – READ FULL STATEMENT

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Media General, managers of Accra-based TV3 and official media partner of the 19th Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, has issued a statement explaining a break in transmission in their live coverage of the event last Saturday.

The interruption, which happened while former employee, Nana Aba Asamoah was onstage to present an award, was widely speculated to be deliberate foul play targeted at the ace broadcaster, but the company has rubbished any such theories.

Signed by Richard Ahigble (Group Head, Corporate Affairs), the statement fingered a break in the official feed from event producers, Charterhouse Ghana, as the cause of the interruption, and expressed regret for the indelibrate  technical challenges “inherent in producing an event such as the VGMAs”.

Compered by broadcaster Berla Mundi, and actor Jon Dumelo, the 2018 VGMAs saw late songstress, Ebony Reigns record a historic feat as the first female act to win the coveted Artist of the Year prize, as well as the first Ghanaian act to win in posthumously.

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Donewell Insurance, Happy FM Stock National Blood Bank

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The 2018 edition of Happy 98.9 FM’s annual blood donation exercise was partnered by Donewell Insurance as part of their 25th Anniversary celebrations and Corporate Social Responsibility.

The blood donation exercise which took place at the Osu Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in Accra on Saturday April 14, saw a host of Donewell Insurance Company Limited and Happy FM staff together with the general public donating blood to stock the National Blood Bank.

Over 100 units of blood was collected to boost the stock of blood at the National Blood Bank.

Speaking at the Blood Donation Exercise, Timothy Karikari, a Director at Global Media Alliance Broadcast Company (GMABC) stated that the issue of shortage of blood at the hospitals is a great concern to Happy FM and hence the partnership with Donewell Insurance Company Limited to beef up the stock at the blood bank.

“We at GMABC, having trust and confidence in the Donewell brand, decided to partner them in this year’s edition. Shortage of blood at our hospitals has been an issue of great concern to this country. Blood is essential for life and the wellbeing of Ghana’s human resource is critical for the success of this country. We believe that by doing this, we are contributing our quota to the health and development of this nation,” Mr. Karikari disclosed.

He said that blood cannot be manufactured and therefore essential for people to donate to help save a life.

Blood cannot be manufactured or created and so by donating blood, you are saving someone’s life, a company’s life and a nation’s future.  Even one unit of blood is important,” he noted.

Jennifer Bebli, Head of Marketing and Business Development at Donewell Insurance Company Limited disclosed that the objective of the blood donation exercise was to give back to society and also to help save lives.

“It has been all over the news that the blood bank has always had a shortage in terms of blood so we decided that as part of our way of giving back and saving lives, we organized this exercise. Donewell Insurance is 25 years and as part of our support to Ghanaians and the community in which we carry out our business, this blood donation exercise is one of the many CSR activities lined up for the year. Since our head office is in Osu, we thought it right to undertake this CSR activity in the community in which we have stayed in these 25years and also to support the blood bank by donating blood,” she noted.

The blood donation exercise lasted for about 8 hours from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  There were other activities such as free medical screening and health checks for participants by qualified medical professionals.

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KUMASI: Three Dealers in Illegal DStv Decoders Arrested

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Three persons dealing in illegal DStv decoders have been arrested in Ashanti Region for importing, storing, distributing and selling of MC Nigeria decoders in Ghana. The three shops were raided with the support of the Cyber Crime Unit and SWAT team of Ghana CID Police in Kumasi.  This follows repeated reports by MultiChoice Ghana of the activities of such person around the country acting as agents of MultiChoice.

According to Cecil Sunkwa Mills, General Manager, MultiChoice Ghana, “the activities of such persons on the market contravenes the Electronic Communications Act and a number of importation and tax laws in Ghana”. He explains MCG is the only company in Ghana with the special licence to import and distribute DStv decoders across the country. Adding that by law all monthly DStv subscriptions paid in Ghana should attract the following taxes 15% VAT, 2.5% NHIL and 6% CST.

Value Added Tax (VAT) is a tax applied on the value added to goods and services at each stage in the production and distribution chain. It forms part of the final price the consumer pays for goods or services.

The National Health Insurance Levy (NHIL) is a levy on goods and services supplied in or imported into Ghana. All goods and services are subject to the levy unless they are exempt.

The Communications Service Tax (CST) is a tax levied on charges for the use of communications services that are provided by communications service operators. CST is imposed under Section 1 of the Communications Service Tax Act 2008, (Act 754).

These DStv decoders from Nigeria are smuggled into the country, denying the country of requisite import duties, then are sold to the unsuspecting public by these unscrupulous persons. The purchase and use of such decoders makes one an accessory to tax evasion as your month subscriptions are paid in Nigeria thus avoiding the payment of tax in Ghana.

According to Section 86 and 149 of the Ghana Revenue Act, a person who enters into a contract with a non-resident person for the supply or use of goods or property of any kind, or the supply of any services, which contract gives rise to income accruing in or derived from Ghana, shall pay taxes on that service or good.  Failure to Pay Tax is liable onto summary conviction, of imprisonment for a term of not less than three months and not more than one year, or both.

During the raid ledgers with accounts and personal details of persons they were illegally collecting subscription from and several boxes of decoders were seized.  MultiChoice Ghana urges anyone who may have acquired such decoders to contact the nearest MultiChoice Ghana Office to have their decoder regularized.

 

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GMABC’s Director Elected Greater Accra Coordinator For GIBA

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A director at Global Media Alliance Broadcast Company, Mr. Timothy Karikari has been elected as the Greater Accra Regional Coordinator of the Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA).

Mr.  Karikari was sworn in together with his Deputy Regional Coordinator, Richard Osei Agyapong of Radio Gold at the GIBA meeting held on Friday; 6th April 2018.

Speaking about his new position, Mr Karikari said he would work effectively to support GIBA’s Executive Council in discharging their duties as the governing body of the group.

“Media today has evolved from analogue to digital (i.e. digital broadcasting and social media among others) and therefore critical that members are able to capitalize on the technological change for the success of their brands,” he stated.

He added that it is his hope to work together with his deputy to increase the membership of GIBA as well as participation of existing members in the association.

“Accra has 45 non-public radio stations on air and as part of our mandate to support the GIBA Executive Council, we will help the council ensure that members maintain good and quality broadcasting standards through the institution of regular and relevant training. We also hope to increase membership and participation of existing members for the economic professional benefit of broadcast media firms.” Mr. Karikari disclosed.

 

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