Events & Places Lokhanda empowers widows and disabled of Senya Beraku Published 11 months ago on July 16, 2017 By Pep Junia Ghana’s premier and pre-eminent Self-defense Organization, Lokhanda, as part of its fervent effort in empowering women and promoting gender equality, collaborated with the African Widows and Disabled Foundation (AWDF) to empower widows and disables of the Senya Bereku district in the Central region of Ghana. Lokhanda is one of Africa’s leading personal safety organisations training in revolutionary self-defense and child safety skills, with an educational curriculum designed to empower the safety and security of the vulnerable in society against abuse and emergencies. Lokhanda, lead by Mr Lord Kwadjo Andoh through its holistic project themed Lokhanda Women Empowered Program (LWEP) on the 27th of May 2017 provided a free reality-based self-defense seminar coupled with basic first-aid training to replace the fear of the widows and disabled with skills, knowledge, training and confidence under the umbrella of the African Widows and Disabled foundation. The event was an extensive 3hour program which included a: • 60mins Seminar • 90mins of reality based self-defense and first aid workshop climaxed with a •30min, 30m and 50m “Lokhanda Community Fun Run” contest that provided a range of sport and recreation activities including running, walking and etc to award participants. The training workshop was highly commended by participants and the overwhelming attendance outnumbered the size of the auditorium. 103 people benefitted from the successful project of which 96 were Widows and 7 physically challenged. Thus there were 12 team members of the African Widows and Disabled Foundation and 4 members of Lokhanda. The Founder and Executive Director of Lokhanda, Mr. Lord Kwadjo Andoh stated that the (LWEP) project is geared towards educating and preparing women of all ages and abilities to effectively become aware, avoid or survive emergency situations to promote healthy and active civilians especially women and children in communities while creating opportunities for social interaction as a key objective that encourages and celebrates safety, fitness and family togetherness in a fun and positive way”. Nevertheless, Mr Andoh and Miss Ingrid Epezagne shared the plights of some widows on how difficult it is as a single parent to steer the affairs of a home. He pleaded with other organisations to come to the aid of these widows in order to enable them and wards reach their full potentials. The director of AWDF, Mr Michael Sackey expressed his satisfaction to the overwhelming number of vulnerable widows and disabled who turned out on the day. He stated that it is a challenge to him and other organisations to help these widows and disabled to feel part of the society. “Social stigmatisation and inaccessibility to social amenities are worrying to the disabled especially. Some disabled have the ability to occupy public offices but it’s sad the society have neglected these people” he said. He added that it is a challenge to put smiles on the faces of widows in the society in order to encourage them to remain resolute in other not to abandon their children. He, however, thanked Lokhanda for the training offered to the participants and challenged other organisations to emulate Lokhanda and come to the aid of the vulnerable in kind and training wise. The Chairman (Jonathan Quanah) of the occasion couldn’t hide his excitement and contentment for how useful the seminar was. He pleaded with AWDF to hold more of such educative seminars in other areas where widows and disabled persons are abandoned and encouraged people to desist from social stigmatisation of the less privileged. The event was graced by the district and community leaders Nenyi Kow Apimtey IV ( Odikro of Senya Beraku traditional Council ), Mr.Okyeame Kwaku Akwetey, Pastor Alfred Davies ( Reform Christian Apostle), Hon. Joseph Bennin, (Assembly member of Simpa Pebiso electoral area ), Jonathan Quansah (P.R.O Heshbon’s Foundation, Senya). However, the AWDF team were represented MrMichael Sackey (Director), Mr. John Alex Tawiah Sackey ( Ass. Director ), Andrews Ansah Aggrey (Member), Obed Appiah ( Member) Felicia Antwiwaa Ampomah (Member), Seth Barnes (Senya Coordinator) In the end, Mr. Lord Kwadjo Andoh, Ingrid Epezagne, Emmanuel A. Attafuah and Alex Osei Agyemang on behalf of Lokhanda were awarded a Citation of Appreciation by Mr. Michael Sackey, president of the African Widows and Disabled Foundation. Below are some photos from the event. Comments Related Topics:Lokhanda Advertisement You may like Lokhanda empowers University of Ghana students to combat campus sexual Assault Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Events & Places 2018 WatsUp TV Celebrity Car Race slated for Saturday, June 30! Published 3 hours ago on June 22, 2018 By EnewsGH Staff After a successful launch of a fun-racing competition for celebrities in Ghana, WatsUp TV is set to host another edition of the annual Celebrity Car Race dubbed WatsUp TV Rush Hour. This year’s event which will be held at House Party Go-Kart on the Krokrobite Road in Weija, Accra will be on Saturday 30th June 2018 at 4pm. Reigning champions Hunter, Dee007 (both from bikers forum) and Epixode are all expected to defend their titles against new comers who will be joining the race this year. According to the CEO of WatsUp TV, Abd Traore, this year’s event would be raising the bar as more celebrities will be joining the exclusive hangout and racing competition for celebrities and their associates in Ghana. Some notable celebrities who participated in the previous edition held at the A1 Race Course in Tema include: Abraham Attah, DJ Mensah, Epixode, Magnom, Gemini, Sista Afia, Opanka, DCryme, Feli Nuna, Ephraim, Keche, George Britton, ZionFelix, Bossu Kule, Stip, Rudebwoy Ranking, Richard ,Coaches, Pep Junia , Geesus and Sarkodie Manager Angeltown Baby This year’s WatsUp TV Rush Hour is also made possible through the support of SHOB GROUP, TWELLIUM INDUSTRIES, RUSH ENERGY, EXCEL OIL , MAX TV and TV7 SUBMITTED! Comments Continue Reading Events & Places Third World, Cyril Neville perform in Ghana this FRIDAY! Published 2 days ago on June 20, 2018 By Gabriel Myers Hansen Jamaican reggae band, Third World, considered legends all across the globe, will be in Accra this Friday, June 22, headlining the Ghana World Music Festival. Slated for the National Theatre from 7:00 pm, the night will also witness a performance from New Orleans great, Cyril Neville. Currently consisting Stephen “Cat” Coore, Richard Daley, Tony “Ruption” Williams, Maurice Gregory, Norris “Noreiga” Webb, and AJ Brown, the group,active since 1973, are authors of over 20 albums, and are best known for such tunes as “Railroad Track”, “The Story’s Been Told”, “Now That We’ve Found Love”, and “Try Jah Love”. Past band members include 69, singer and percussionist Cyril Garrett Neville shot to fame as member of his brother Art Neville’s funky New Orleans-based band, The Meters.has appeared on recordings by Bob Dylan, Robbie Robertson, Edie Brickell, Willie Nelson, Dr. John and The New Orleans Social Club among others. Tickets for the Ghana World Music Festival sell for GHC 200 ($42). Comments Continue Reading Events & Places Hundreds donate towards TV Africa’s maiden blood donation exercise Published 3 days ago on June 19, 2018 By Pep Junia TV Africa’s blood donation drive was a success as many trooped in to support the worthy cause last weekend. The event saw a lot of voluntary donors in attendance to support the station aid the Ghana national blood service with the blood supply in the country. Speaking to TV Africa News, the donors expressed joy for participating in the exercise and the fact that it’s an opportunity for them to help save lives whiles others also said they joined the donation as a sign of loyalty to TV Africa. It was not just about donating, patrons had the opportunity to check for their haemoglobin test, blood pressure, among others. The donors also were thrilled with musical performances from some artists and were fully refreshed with products from cowbell, Ghandour and other partners. Veronica Ofosuhemaa Owusu-Ansah, Head of Media and brands for TV Africa, disclosed that the blood donation is a charitable event TV Africa is embarking on as part of its corporate social responsibility to give back to society. She added that the exercise is also part of the company’s positioning strategies. Some celebrities that passed through were Nikki, Khadijat from the breakfast live show, Classy Judy of Odo confession fame, Sika, Shirley FRIMPONG MANSO, and a host of others.T here was a network session for the donors, presenters, and stakeholders of TV Africa as well. Cowbell, Ghandour, Ideal Capital Partners, Ideal Finance Limited, Firstrust savings, and loans,360 group, National blood service were our proud sponsors Comments Continue Reading Corporate aftown to commence quarterly music workshops Published 3 days ago on June 19, 2018 By Gabriel Myers Hansen aftown just marked a year of official operations in Ghana with a highlight of 460 artists and over 25,000 subscribers. As part of efforts to improve music sales of artists and increase streaming figures the company kicks off the quarterly aftown music workshop in partnership with afromusicon. The aftown music workshop is organized specifically for artistes/managers and other stakeholders in the music industry. During this 4-hour workshop, artists will be taken through how to market and promote music with aftown to increase revenue, how to distribute music on other platforms, howproducers and songwriters can publish their music in order to receive royalties, as well as branding as an artiste. They will also be introduced to partners who provide services in how to plug in their music on radio, and monitor radio airplay nationwide. The sign up fee for the workshop of GHS 50, which comes with a break-time snacl. To confirm participation applicants can call aftown on 050 3981775 or email email@example.com SUBMITTED! Comments Continue Reading Events & Places CALL FOR ENTRIES: RTP Awards 2018 Published 4 days ago on June 18, 2018 By EnewsGH Staff Big Events Ghana, organizers of the annual Radio and Television Personality (RTP) Awards have released the online nomination form for the 2018 edition of the awards, commencing the process and activities preceding the 8th edition of the event for this year. The forms are open to Radio and Television personalities who have endeared themselves to the hearts of listeners, viewers and media critics – and have excelled in their respective fields within the year under contention. The eligibility year for the 2018 RTP Awards is September 2017 to July 2018. Persons eligible for filing of nomination are station managers on behalf of their presenters and individual presenters who wish to put themselves up for nomination. Interested Radio and Television personalities who meet the above criteria are to visit www.rtpwardsafrica.com, fill the online forms and submit for vetting It is worth nothing that there will be no printed nomination forms for this year’s event and so every process in relation to the filing of nominations will take place on www.rptwardsafrica.com The closing date for the submission of nominations is midnight of 2nd July, 2018. SUBMITTED! Comments Continue Reading Events & Places FlowkingStone, Medikal, Kidi shut down Closeup Campus Tour in Kumasi Published 5 days ago on June 17, 2018 By Pep Junia Closeup had the biggest party in Kumasi last weekend. Just before Otumfuo played host to Okyehene Amoatia Ofori Panin, in Kumasi, Close Up had added more spice to the city. If you weren’t at the Kumasi City Mall last Friday, you missed a whole lot of fun. Even though the rains came down a few minutes before the show started, the car park of the mall was full right after it stopped raining. There were performances from Dope Nation, Kelvynboy, Medikal, and Kidi. The night was crowned with a spectacular performance from Flowking Stone, who was later joined on stage by his brother, Kunta Kinte. Before we saw the performances from the stars, we saw the winners from the other regions also perform. There was also the battle session where a winner was chosen from the Ashanti Region. There were about 14 underground musicians who battled it out, but it is Officials, a duo who were crowned winners of the Ashanti Region. The finale of the Closeup Campus Tour will hit Accra in the coming days. 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