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People Initiative Foundation Announces New Direction

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People Initiative Foundation (PIF) has announced two strategic focus areas and two flagship programs that will enable it to deliver on its mission of inspiring Africa’s Youth to succeed. Under its youth empowerment focus area, it will grow the Africa Internship Academy to equip young people with skills to excel in work and life. In its  Social Impact Events focus area it will run Africa Dialogues, an African thought- leadership platform for discussions on governance and human rights, education, youth unemployment, infrastructure, public health, gender inequality, and more towards helping our continent attain AGENDA 2063 and the 2030 SDGs.

Speaking on the new strategy, spokesperson for PIF, Emmanuel Leslie Addae explained “The foundation has run a pilot for these initiatives in Ghana in 2016 with great success and learning. In 2017 and beyond we look to expand them from Ghana to other countries to ensure that we nurturing and mentoring the vision, talents and ideas of young people who are positively changing Africa.”

The strategy builds on the work done by PIF co-founders Emmanuel Leslie Addae and Daniel Antwi since 2013. organizing events and programs. Events organized by the duo include TEDxLabone, TEDxAccra, Africa Initiatives Summit and over 60 other events in Accra and beyond.  Videos of these events have over 1M views online. PIF live streams events in over 150 countries and its last conference was the sixth top trending hashtag on Twitter worldwide. The Foundation’s primary target group are Africa’s youth aged 18 to 45. In launching People Initiative Foundation, Emmanuel and Daniel are taking their learning and extending it to promote and support young people in Africa to achieve their goals in life.

In its pilot year, PIF worked on projects with partners such as British Council, Netherlands Ghana Embassy, SE Ghana, VSO Ghana, YALI West Africa Regional Centre, British High Commission and others relating to Education, Youth Unemployment, Technology, Communication, Creative Arts, Social Enterprises, Women in business and others. The new focus will enable the organization to be more effective and will comprise.

  • Youth Empowerment Programs:  PIF’s flagship youth initiative is the Africa Internship Academy, which is Africa’s first youth-employment accelerator program that trains students and graduates to gain entrepreneurial and employable skills for the job market. The program helps candidates launch their careers by giving them intensive employable skills and also partnering with businesses/institutions to develop or enhance their diversity recruitment and inclusion strategies.

 

  • Social Impact:  PIF’s flagship Social Impact initiative is AFRICA DIALOGUES an African thought-leadership platform that focuses on broad-ranging discussions on children, youth unemployment, governance and human rights, education, infrastructure, public health, gender and income inequality, Africa’s economies and urban development towards helping Africa attain the SDGs 2030 and AGENDA 2063. The platform brings together children, youth, policy makers, innovative business leaders, accomplished academics, leaders of civil society organizations and other distinguished individuals to foster productive dialogue about THE AFRICA WE WANT.

People Initiative Foundation is a private Non for profit organization, which focuses on promoting and supporting Africa’s youth to achieve their goals in life. PIF has dedicated its efforts to creating programs that will promote cultural diversity while nurturing and mentoring the vision, talents, and ideas of young people who are positively changing Africa.

 

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Bola Ray mentors 30 YOUNG BUSINESS LEADERS, October 19!

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Media mogul Bola Ray ( Nathan Kwabena Anokye Adisi) will hold a mentoring session with young Ghanaian business leaders on Thursday, October 19.

A renowned entrepreneur and corporate icon, Bola Ray looks to renew the passions of “tomorrow’s business leaders”, taking them through his own experiences, and his road to success.

Recently publishing his best-selling memoire “It is Possible”, Bola Ray is CEO of the EIB Network and the Empire Group, and has been a key media player for 2 decades now.

Bola Ray joined radio while still in university, Bola Ray has grown to become an authority not just in radio broadcasting, but in the entertainment industry as a whole. He joined Accra-based Top Radio after university and went on to The Multimedia Group, where he served a variety of roles, mainly hosting Drivetime on Joy for 11 years. For the past two years, he has been host of Starr Chat and co-host of Starr Drive.

Dubbed “An Evening With Bola Ray – Accra Edition”, the event is put together by Empire Protocol, with support from uniBank, StarLite, RLG World, Allianz Insurance, Dominion Oil, MenzGold, and Special Ice.

Copies of Bola Ray’s book can be secured via bolaray.com

 

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Stonebwoy, LIL WIN perform @ GOtv MAX Kumasi launch!

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Over the weekend in Kumasi, GOtv Ghana hosted a massive concert to introduce its new package GOtv MAX to the public. The event held at the Kumasi City Mall, attracted thousands of concert goers who defied the heavy downpour to enjoy the music and fireworks display.

The event was nearly marred by the rain storm that started immediately the first set of performers hit the stage. Fans were forced to take shelter within the mall for well over three hours until the storm passed through and the equipment were checked and given the green light for the concert to resume at 10pm.

General Manager, GOtv Ghana, Kingsley Afful performing the launch reaffirmed the commitment of GOtv to bring its subscribers the best local and international TV shows first, hence the introduction of the GOtv MAX package. He explained that “Quality entertainment has always been a key focus on GOtv platform and we are excited to continue building our entertainment options for our customers by bringing them this new package”.

“We understand that times are tough but that doesn’t mean that our customers have to miss out on world-class entertainment. Sports just got bigger and better with the GOtv MAX package which will bring the best football titles in the world, La Liga, along with more entertainment choice for the whole family like CBS Reality, Sony Max and FOX.”

GOtv MAX customers will enjoy access to over fifty channels of the hottest local and international channels featuring everything from the freshest series, music and sport to the latest in fashion reality, celebrity and kiddies programming.  “From 1st October, all active GOtv Plus subscribers have been automatically upgraded onto the GOtv Max package at no cost to them to sample this new package for one full month”, Mr. Afful added.  He also announced a reduction on the price of GOtv decoders to GHs79 and the subscription price cuts on the GOtv Plus package to GHs35.

Fans were entertained by Stonebwoy and the BossNations’ CEO, the pride of Kumasi, Lil Win and crew. Several fans were rewarded with GOtv decoders as part of the launch activities by the artistes. The event was culminated in a huge firework display deep into the night to the delight of the thousands present at the event.

 

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SAMSUNG, Ecobank Launch GALAXY NOTE 8 in Ghana!

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Electronics giant Samsung has partnered with Ecobank to deliver the much-anticipated Galaxy Note 8 device to smartphone lovers in Ghana.

The two companies jointly introduced the Galaxy Note 8 unto the Ghanaian market with an easy payment plan that can enable Ghanaians to purchase the device.

Described as the next level Note, the Galaxy Note 8 targets consumers who want to do bigger things with smartphones. With Galaxy Note 8, consumers get a bigger Infinity Display that fits comfortably in one hand, the S Pen to communicate in more personal ways and Samsung’s best-ever smartphone camera to capture stunning photos.

Speaking at the launch, Eugene Nahm, Managing Director of Samsung Ghana, the technology manufacturer continues to uphold its commitment to lead the industry in battery safety. The Galaxy Note 8 battery has undergone the 8-Point Battery Safety Check process hence making it the safest smartphone in the world.

Mr Dan Sackey, Managing Director of Ecobank Ghana stated that the partnership with Samsung will give more access to their clients, it will also enable them spend less time in banking halls in order to have enough time to do the things they love.

According to the bank, one can pay GHc14 a day over a 12-month period for the device.

Renowned Ghanaian artist Bright Ackwerh did a live display of the S Pen and gave a testimony of how the device makes it easier for him to sketch his artworks.

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Hennessy Global ambassador Guillaume de Guiteau interacts with Ghanaian media!

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Guillaume de Guiteau, Hennessy cognac house brand ambassador, paid a 2-day visit to the shores of Ghana, during which time a customer training session, media networking event and exclusive master class were held.

During the events, de Guiteau elaborated on the process of cognac production—from the creation of the alcohol, its aging in barrels of French oak, pouring it from one barrel to another, tasting rules and also revealed the secrets of blending.

For the tasting with journalists, Hennessy cognac house brand ambassador Guillaume de Guiteau chose three well-known Hennessy cognacs: V.S. (Very Special), V.S.O.P. (Very Superior Old Pale) and X.O. (Extra Old), through tasting and exchange of opinions the participants recognized and uncovered the real mystery of Hennessy.

Legend of world cognac production Hennessy House is one of the single companies, which evolved to world brand from family business, and for more than 2 centuries it’s considered creator and transmitter of world cognac making traditions.

Introducing history of the Hennessy house, ambassador Guillaume de Guiteau tells that history of famous cognac making originated in 1765, when during the army service of Luis XV, Richard Hennessy from Ireland was lucky to taste brandy produced in French city of Cognac. After the service, Hennessy moved to France and founded his small business in Cognac. Thus, Hennessy gives a new type of alcoholic drink to the world, named “cognac”.

“Anyone from the Hennessy dynasty, who inherited this business and possessed its secrets, is in love with the job and passes from generation to generation to his/her heirs. In fact, this is a complicated and responsible process, to comprehend which it’s enough to know that to maintain the exclusive taste and quality. Seven specialists gather in the same place every day, sit on the same chair and test 40-50 types of cognac a day” Guillaume de Guiteau told reporters.

Providing details on the ritual of Hennessy cognac making, Guillaume de Guiteau introduced the magic stages of cognac making.

“Firstly, the primary juicy grapes are being selected, wine made of which we pour into huge copper containers meant for distillation. Only after the stage of distillation and at least after 2 years of ageing, the spirit may be a part of Hennessy cognac.

The next stage of brandy making is ageing,

Ageing of Hennessy cognacs is a long process, in many cases lasting from decades to centuries. Cognac spirits are kept in semi-dark cellars of Hennessy House, matures in barrels necessarily made of French oak.”

“Every second a bottle of Hennessy is being consumed in the world, and every year cognac, a quantum – equal to 5 million bottles, vanishes in the air from the barrels. This share the French consider “share for angels,” that’s why angels are so kind and happy. I promise, after tasting you’ll have the feeling of angels,” Guillaume de Guiteau said.

After tasting the three prominent types of Hennessy, Guillaume de Guiteau proposed reporters enjoying fruit cocktails prepared on cognac basis, also noting that the brandy may be used with ice as well, which provides the opportunity to uncover quite new shades of its flavor.

Basic principles of Hennessy House are respect towards traditions and striving to changes. The spirit of Hennessy House which undergoes neither time nor circumstances, and original symbol of wealthy heritage of this dynasty is the “Founder’s cell.” Here each of cognac spirits has at least 50 and some of them—100 and more years of ageing. The oldest one has been made during Richard Hennessy—in 1798.

Asked about choosing the best cognac, Hennessy brand ambassador replied jokingly,

“Those enriched by chance and comparatively recently, as a rule, prefer having the strongest and the most expensive cognac in their houses, meanwhile sincere consumer, seeking for real taste, will necessarily look for and find his/hers.”

Guillaume de Guiteau was appointed as Hennessy cognac house brand ambassador in 2016. He devoted 20 years of his career to Hennessy brand. He has headed Hennessy since 1995, then he was the head of public relations department of Moët Hennessy, and in the period of recent 5 years— Moët Hennessy risk assessor.

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Nominees For Inaugural L.E.A.D Merit Awards Announced!

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Organizers of LEAD SERIES, an educative & career driven event have launched a monthly awards portal to honor and recognize outstanding personalities.

The L.E.A.D SERIES MERIT AWARDS will be a new inaugural awards poll, which will honor personalities who are helping make impact lives in our nation and making a difference. The awards will celebrate “teachers, parents, principals, actress, TV/Radio Hosts, students etc, who convey leadership, change, inspiration and is set to take place at the end of each month.

General Manager of OMNIS2131, Annie Forson said ‘Every contribution an individual makes through their efforts, brings this city and this nation closer to providing a well-rounded quality life to each and every person’

The general public is encouraged to visit the website www.leadseries100.com to vote for their favorite influencer. Voting ends on the 25th of October 2017.

Merit award 2017 is an award to recognize and acknowledge individuals/companies whose immediate activity in various areas of expertise have bring about a positive change in society within the month in review.

Below is the full list of nominees for the month of September:

  1. Ruth Ama Gyan-Darkwa – ( youngest girl to gain admission to Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)
  2. Nathan Kwabena Adisi aka Bola Ray – (Launch of biography ‘It is Possible’)
  3. Claudia Lumor – (Glitz Africa Awards)
  4. Dzigbordi K. Dosoo – (Help coach online Series)
  5. Stonebwoy – (Ashaiman to the World Concert)
  6. Fancy Gadam – (Gadam Nation Concert)
  7. Sarkodie – ‘Highest’ Album

 

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Menzgold outdoors “Gold Oriented Sales & Purchase Product”

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Menzgold Ghana Limited, the winners of the 2016 “Best Business Quality in Gold Assaying & Monumental Coins Industry Award” have introduced a new gold product onto the Ghanaian market.

The product, called GOLD ORIENTED SALES AND PURCHASE PRODUCT, introduced by the trusted and leading Ghanaian Gold dealership is super flexible and profitable—aimed at giving the various old and new customers ample room and extra flexibility in trading their gold, with the company serving as a reliable intermediary.

The new product provides a perfect opportunity for Menzgold’s customers to make substantial profits from the gold market by swiftly and smoothly trading their purchased gold at a guaranteed 10 percent above purchased price.

The GOLD ORIENTED SALES AND PURCHASE PRODUCT replaces the Gold Vault Market. But similar to the now obsolete Gold Vault Market, the new product is unique and comes with added benefits.

How the GOLD ORIENTED SALES AND PURCHASE PRODUCT works:

  1. Simply place a purchasing order of gold for every 5 pound plus, with full payment plus commission of 40GHc per pound at Brew Marketing Consult.
  2. Brew Marketing Consult forwards your order to Menzgold Ghana Limited for the gold to be delivered within 14 days from the day of placing the order.
  3. Menzgold’s Gold Purchase Market shall be opened to the public in the last week of every calendar month.
  4. Anyone desirous of selling any gold-oriented product can walk into any of Menzgold’s offices to sell for 10% above the market price or if bought from Brew Marketing Consult, 10% above the purchased price. For spot purchase, clients can only purchase 1 to 4 pounds of gold with the inclusion of VAT.

Menzgold Ghana Limited is committed to putting smiles on the faces of its loyal customers and the general public and build a formidable business partnership that will be mutually beneficial.

 

 

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