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PEACE HYDE & Joke Silva named as Influencers for 2017 Eloy Awards!

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The Exquisite Lady of the Year (Eloy) Awards, created by Exquisite Magazine is one of the most prestigious award ceremonies in Nigeria celebrating exceptional women in Africa’s leading economy. With the goal of placing the spotlight on change makers in Nigeria and around the world as policy makers and business support organizations wake up to the idea that women are good for the economic prosperity of the nation, The Eloy Awards has over the years sought to provide a platform that highlights the achievement of women from all walks of life.

This year marks the 9th edition of the Awards with the theme “The Year of Inspiration” and helping to drive home the message of this year’s theme is, the newly appointed Head of Digital Media and Partnerships and West Africa Correspondent for Forbes Africa, Peace Hyde who joins a quartet of other inspirational influencers including veteran Nigerian actress Joke Silva, Founder of Eloy Awards and Exquisite Magazine, Tewa Onasanya and owner of eponymous leading fashion brand Lanre Da Silva.

“ELOY Awards is aimed at inspiring, motivating and empowering women, celebrate their successes and showing that it can be done. Our distinguished influencers are carefully selected and they embody ladies who are doing exceptionally well in their chosen fields and are great examples of strong women doing great things. We want other women to be inspired by these women and strive to be the best they can be,” says Onasanya.

Peace Hyde has consistently been globally celebrated as both an inspirational broadcast journalist and a change maker through her work with her NGO Aim Higher Africa where the organization helps to empower young millennials and grassroots entrepreneurs to identify their passion in order to build scalable and sustainable businesses that will change the lives of those living in impoverished communities. Her work has led to the establishment of over 500 businesses in Africa earning her several prestigious awards as well as being featured on numerous international publications for her powerful voice and impact globally in the media landscape.

The ELOY awards have provided a launch pad for highlighting the works of today’s leading change makers and the caliber of this year’s inspiring influencers provides a back drop for the high level of female change makers the Eloy Awards is looking to celebrate in its 9th Edition.

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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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Law Express Season 3 airs on GHOne TV

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Nuhela Seidu is back with her team of lawyers to educate and inform the general public on matters about the law.  Season three of the popular and most watched talk show on television, Law Express, is here, this time airing on GhOne television.

Showing every Sunday between 9:30 pm and 10:30 pm, season three of Law Express promises to be more interesting and engaging with carefully selected topics for discussion. Just like previous seasons, there are several seasoned lawyers to contribute to the discussion every weekend.

The first episode of the season premiered on Sunday 8th April 2018 with the panel discussing a rather sensitive issue, Abortion, a subject which is rare and not openly discussed in Ghanaian communities and homes. Abortion has been a controversial subject in many societies through history on religious, moral, ethical, practical, and political grounds.

The panel which comprised of Theodocia Naana Quartey and Martin Kpebu, successfully defined adoption and further discussed some concerns raised about abortion – clarity on who is qualified to perform an abortion, whether the consent of the woman (or guardian) was required, what the gestation limits were, where a legal abortion could be performed and more.

The episode which has been receiving impressive reviews since its airing has generated a stimulating discussion on several online platforms with several people calling for a broader discussion on Abortion whilst others are advocating for a review of the laws on Abortion which they consider as not sufficiently clear on several aspects of the subject.

Law Express season three continues this weekend on Sunday 15th April 2018 with Road Traffic Offences as the topic for discussion. Joining the discussion will be Bernard Owiredu Donkor and Samuel Dublin Mahama.

As road users, whether drivers, passengers or pedestrians, we are likely to commit Road Traffic Offences. Do make a date to get a better understanding of Road Traffic Offenses and know what to do when you find yourself on the wrong side of the law.

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