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Dr. James Orleans Lindsay dines with LEAD SERIES TRIVIA CHALLENGE winners

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Ahead of the fourth edition of the LEAD SERIES, Dr. James Orleans Lindsay (CEO of JL Properties),  has spent an intimate session with the winners of the LEADS SERIES Trivia challenge at a dinner night in dinner night  Tang Palace Hotel in Accra.

This opportunity afforded the winners (Julia Amoo and David Dela Sunu) to have a personal interaction with Dr. James Orleans-Lindsay over meals and drinks as they spoke on several of issues.

The winners expressed joy and gratitude for the occasion to know more about Dr., James Orleans-Lindsay work life and personality.

LEAD series is an event organized by OMNIS2131 to afford personalities from all works of life to tell their untold stories and inspire others to greatness.

Personalities who have been hosted in this series include Hipline founder Reggie Rockstone, Event Factory Ghana CEO Nabil Alhassan, and celebrity blogger Ameyaw Kissi Debrah. The next session is slated for the 27th of August 2017 at the African Regent Hotel.

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Busy Internet Partners Graphic For 2017 Graphic Business Breakfast Forum

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Busy Internet is partnering with the Graphic communications group to present the 1st edition of the Graphic Business breakfast forum for this year.

The graphic business breakfast forum is a quarterly thought leadership series that brings industry professionals, regulators and policy makers to discuss topical issues that border on national development.

The forum dubbed ‘the role of pensions in national economic development and sustainability’, will have speakers like be Angela Gyasi – Partner, Bentsil, Enchill, Letsa and Ankomah;  Dr. John O. Tenkorang, Director General, SSNIT; Peter Osei, Former CEO of the State Insurance Company and an actuarial scientist and Mr. Hayford Atta Krufi, CEO, NPRA.

Speaking about the partnership and the upcoming event, CEO of BusyInternet Praveen Sadalage said “all throughout Busy’s existence in Ghana over the past 16years, Busy has actively been involved in initiatives, partnerships that empower Ghanaian businesses and individuals. From the days of its inception when Busy was running Ghana’s premier business shared workspace and startup support center to this era where Busy is actively creating platforms and forming partnerships that will empower businesses and individuals to make great things happen for themselves and Ghana.”

“We strongly believe that as a people we can only fast track our growth process if we consistently create opportunities for national dialogue, consensus building and education on national issues that have a direct bearing on our future as a nation. This is why we are partnering with the Graphic communications group to create this platform. We believe it will contribute strongly to the national discourse to issues of importance to us as a people,” Mr. Sadalage added.

The 1st edition of the 2017 breakfast series will be held at the Labadi Beach Hotel on Tuesday 19th September, 2017.  Interested participants can visit www.graphic.com.gh/forms/bfm to register.

 

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Joseph Siaw Agyepong NAMED as Finalist for “Business Leader of the Year”

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The annual All Africa Business Leaders Award has nominated Dr Joseph Siaw Agyepong, Executive Chairman of the Jospong Group of Companies as a Finalist for “Business Leader of the Year”, West Africa division. The award is set to honour business excellence and leaders who have made a considerable impact on their industry and community.

The All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA™) in partnership with CNBC Africa honours remarkable leadership and salute game changers of business on the continent for their continuing commitment to excellence, developing best practices and innovative strategies.

The award is in recognition of Dr Agyepong’s immense contribution and sterling leadership in revolutionizing waste management in Ghana and other African countries.

CNBC Africa is proud to continue the tradition established by the awards that define and celebrate vision, the spirit of achievement and excellence in business leadership in Africa. The AABLA™ distinguishes and honors leaders who have contributed and shaped the African economy, and are visionaries behind today’s outstanding businesses.

Winners of the Awards exemplify the best in African leadership. They epitomize the core values of a successful leader, strength, innovation, ingenuity, knowledge and foresight – values that are imperative to carving out powerful business in a Pan-African and global economy.

ABN Productions pioneered the annual All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA™) in partnership with CNBC Africa in 2011, after Founder and Vice Chairman of the ABN group Mr Rakesh Wahi attended the European business leader’s awards in 2009 and inspired by the recognition of European business leadership, decided to salute remarkable business leaders for their continuing commitment to excellence in Africa. In 2012 the awards grew into 3 regional segments, namely East Africa, Southern Africa and West Africa – with a grand finale to bring all regional winners together and to celebrate an overall victor. The awards ceremony and gala dinner is presented in a half-hour show broadcast across 48 countries in Africa.

Now celebrating its 7th year, the awards have become synonymous with recognising the best in business leadership on the African continent and continue to grow in boldness and stature.

In addition to the Business Leader of the Year, there also other Awards for the Young Business Leader of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Business Woman of the Year, Innovator of the Year, Industrialist of the Year, Company of the Year, Philanthropist of the Year and the Lifetime Achievement Award.

 

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Aviation Industry Recognises Puma Energy For Its Fuel Service Contribution

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Puma Energy, a global integrated mid and downstream energy company, received the Best Fuel Service Provider Achievement Award at the second National Aviation Awards held recently in Accra.

This award sought to recognise the contribution of Puma Energy to the efficient operation of the aviation sector in Ghana through the consistent and efficient supply of high quality fuel to various airlines.

Mr. Myles Bouvier-Baird, Managing Director of Puma Energy in Ghana, thanked Ghana for this acknowledgement and pledged Puma Energy’s continued support of the sector.

“It’s truly an honour to receive this award. We’re passionate about aviation, so we are glad to be acknowledged for our commitment to the development of aviation in Ghana. We fully support the government’s vision to make Ghana the aviation hub of West Africa and have already demonstrated this through continuously providing our airline customers with outstanding quality fuel and great service, as well as investing to improve the security of fuel supply,” said Mr. Bouvier-Baird.

Graced by the Deputy Minister of Aviation, Mr. Kwabena Okyere Darko Mensah; the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Ghana, H. E. Mdm. Sun Baohong and other dignitaries, this second edition of the National Aviation Awards sought to celebrate the various players in the Ghanaian aviation industry whose efforts may have not been recognised on a national level. The event was organised by NinetyEightz Events, a subsidiary of NinetyEightz Company Limited.

Puma Energy is however no stranger to supporting efforts in aviation. Currently servicing 63 airports worldwide, the enterprising energy company is an official sponsor of the upcoming African Air Expo in Ghana, while it is the certified sponsor of the South African aerobatics team, the Flying Lions. During the 2016 Crete to Cape Vintage Air Rally, an 8000+ mile aviation adventure involving 20 international teams from 17 countries, Puma Energy was the sole fuel provider – a testament to its solid fuel offering across the region.

Locally, Puma Energy seeks to continue supporting Ghana with high quality fuel services as the nation builds itself into the sub-regional aviation hub. Combined with the construction of Terminal 3 at the Kotoka International Airport, among other progressive measures spearheaded by the Ministry of Aviation, Ghana is on course to establishing itself as an aviation powerhouse in Africa.

Puma Energy is a global integrated midstream and downstream oil company active in 47 countries. Formed in 1997 in Central America, Puma Energy has since expanded its activities worldwide, achieving rapid growth, diversification and product line development. The company directly manages over 7,650 employees. Headquartered in Singapore, it has regional hubs in Johannesburg (South Africa), San Juan (Puerto Rico), Brisbane (Australia) and Tallinn (Estonia).

Puma Energy’s core activities in the midstream sector include the supply, storage and transportation of petroleum products. Puma Energy’s activities are underpinned by investment in infrastructure which optimises supply chain systems, capturing value as both asset owner and marketer of product. Puma Energy’s downstream activities include the distribution, retail sales and wholesale of the full range of refined products, with additional product offerings in the lubricants, bitumen, LPG and marine bunkering sectors. Puma Energy currently has a global network of over 2,500 retail service stations. Puma Energy also provides a robust platform for independent entrepreneurs to develop their businesses, by providing a viable alternative to traditional market supply sources.

In Africa: Puma Energy is now present in 19 countries from Senegal to South Africa and continues to expand its footprint from West to East. Puma Energy has invested close to US$2 billion in Africa and over the last two years added 464k m3 of storage capacity to the 726k m3 it already had in the region. The Group has a network of over 740 retail sites and storage capacity of 1.2million m3 on the continent.

 

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Malta Guinness announces “Go Get It” promo

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Malta Guinness, the nation’s favorite malt drink, is giving consumers the chance to fulfil their dreams in the latest “Go Get It” National Consumer promotion. Malta Guinness will be providing Ghanaians with the energy needed to make their dreams come true. This will help loyal Malta Guinness consumers turn Malta Goodness into Greatness.

Over the coming weeks, Malta Guinness is set to share its goodness with its cherished consumers and the only way to win is to enter the “Go Get It” National Consumer Promotion. This promotion will run from 1st September to 8th December and will give over GHs 4 million worth of prizes to cherished consumers of Malta Guinness.

Speaking at the press conference Mr.  Roland Ofori, the Brand Manager, said, “The great taste, natural goodness, energy and vitality of Malta Guinness has been fuelling the greatness of Ghana for the past 3 decades. The most loved malt brand in Ghana, Malta Guinness is packed with vitamins and iron and provides the fuel to help drive the nation’s can-do attitude. Malta Guinness, Ghana’s favorite malt drink is giving consumers the chance to fulfil their dreams in the new Malta Guinness “Go Get It” Consumer promotion. We believe dreams don’t just run on drive, they require energy to be made real and sustainable. In this regard, Malta Guinness will be providing Ghanaians with the energy needed to make their dreams come true, turning the Malta Goodness into Greatness.”

From 1st September to 8th December look out for special promotional PET bottles of Malta Guinness and SMS the code under the crown to MTN short code 2120 for a chance to win millions of airtime and cash prizes.

700,000 Malta Guinness drinkers who find a bottle under the crown will instantly win a free bottle of Malta Guinness.  In addition, every week, one lucky winner who text the 8-digit code to MTN short code 2120 will win GHs10, 000 cash.  A further 7,800 consumers will win cash tokens of GHs 50 and GHs 100 over the duration of the promotion.  Winners will be randomly selected from all over the country.

Roland Ofori further explained that because of the partnership between Malta Guinness and MTN consumers will not be charged when they send their text. It is absolutely FREE. He intimated that Malta Guinness will continue to explore effective partnerships to deliver supreme value to their cherished consumers in the coming years.

He was also quick to mention that consumers are NOT to make any payments to anyone whatsoever in order to redeem their prizes.

 

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MultiChoice Ghana Announces Subscription Price Reduction For All DStv Bouquets

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Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better it did! MultiChoice is committed to ensure that DStv customers get the best international and local channels at affordable prices. True to our commitment to put our customers at the heart of everything we do, today Multichoice Ghana announced a huge decrease on DStv subscription prices, effective on 01 September 2017.

As a customer centric business, we are constantly looking for new ways to deliver more value to our customers. As such, we recently made the move to provide La Liga games to our DStv Family package as well as added great lifestyle and kiddies programming this makes DStv Family a fantastic value option. In addition, SuperSport recently secured the rights to broadcast WWE programming live for the first time ever across sub-Saharan Africa, plus we aired the Floyd Mayweather Jnr versus Conor McGregor fight live on the 26th of August over and above the great coverage we offer of international Football leagues.

“We recognise that our customers are living in tough economic times and want to reward them for their ongoing loyalty and support by providing them with the best local and international entertainment.” says Cecil Sunkwa-Mills, General Manager, MultiChoice Ghana. “We want to do our bit by adjusting the price of their DStv packages to make them more affordable while adding more value.”

“The majority of our input costs are in US dollars and we hope we won’t experience any further currency devaluations or other unexpected increases in costs for the remainder of the year. We will continue to review pricing from time to time, taking into account the economic conditions of our operations.” concluded, Cecil Sunkwa-Mills.

 

The new pricing is as follows:

Package Current Price New Price
Premium GHS 365 GHS 330
Compact Plus GHS 245 GHS 195
Compact GHS 149 GHS 125
Family GHS 85 GHS 65
Access GHS 50 GHS 35

 

Over the last two years, MultiChoice has stuck to our customer promise by providing best entertainment combining both quality and variety at a reduced rate to ensure access to great family entertainment.

  • In February 2016, we brought two of the world’s best football leagues, the English Premier League (EPL) and La Liga to DStv Compact customers. Plus, we added seven entertainment channels and opened up Box Office and DStv Catch Up.
  • In April 2016, we introduced a “no price increase” to provide relief to our customers in the current tough economic conditions.
  • Then in October 2016, we reduced our prices in some countries and added another six great entertainment channels to the Compact Plus bouquet.
  • Also in December 2016 we added Fiesta TV, a wholly Ghanaian music channel was added to our offering of Ghanaian channels increasing the number to seven namely GTV, Metro TV, TV3, Joy News, Joy Prime, Adom TV and Fiesta TV.
  • Earlier this month, August 2017 we brought all the Spanish La Liga games to DStv Family and added 3 new international channels (BBC Lifestyle, Food Network and Cbeebies).

“This substantial price reduction across our DStv packages reinforces our commitment to ensuring that our customers receive the best possible access to great entertainment and outstanding value, said Kobus Bezuidenhout, Regional Director, MIH West & Central Africa. “Entertainment is a powerful way to tell stories that open our minds, bring people together around shared passions, and connect us to new realities. It makes us laugh and cry. It informs, it educates and it inspires. As a Video Entertainment company our role is to enrich lives of our customers across the various territories we operate in,” concluded Kobus Bezuidenhout.

 

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e.TV Ghana Launches Made in Ghana Month [+images]

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The innovative and patriotic initiative by e.TV Ghana to annually dedicate the month of September for the promotion and celebration of goods and services made right here in Ghana is here again with the launch of the 2017 edition of the ‘e.TV Made in Ghana’ month.

Dubbed ‘Ghana Inspires’, the fifth edition of the Made in Ghana month is meant to celebrate great people who are doing marvelous things in their own small way to put Ghana on the map. This year we will tap into the unknown and hidden treasures of Ghana!

Speaking at the launch of e.TV Made in Ghana at ‘The Tea Room’ on Tuesday, CEO of Global Media Alliance Broadcast Company (GMABC) stated that e.TV Ghana has always been passionate about celebrating manufacturers, inventors and made in Ghana products.

The e. TV Made In Ghana month has over the years, been accepted as the official period for the celebration of great indigenous inventers in the country.

“This year, the Made in Ghana Month celebration is going to be bigger and much more intense than ever before. The Month of September is going to be packed with social and live activities ranging from Indigenous hairdressing competitions, a dance festival partnership  and exhibitions among others. It is also a good opportunity for people to show their locally produced items,” he said.

He added that there will be a series of on-air activations with TV shows, radio and TV interviews on e.TV , YFM and Happy FM  starting from September 1 to 30.

As part of the celebrations, e. TV Ghana has started showing fresh locally produced content like Roommates Africa, In Bed with Adwen, Zeex Music TV, Jamming Jesus TV, Danceteria and Underground TV among others.

“There will be an exhibition at the Accra Mall Food Court Square and Silver Lounge from September 21 to 24.Young Ghanaian inventors and producers will also be interviewed by Joel Orleans on YFM’s Dryve Of Ur Lyf,” Mr Boateng added.

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