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Dr. Daniel Mckorley, Chief Executive officer (CEO) of McDan Shipping Company, has won the ‘CEO of the Year Award’. This was at the second edition of the Ghana Shippers Awards, jointly organize by Globe Productions, the Transport Ministry, the Ghana Shippers Authority (GSA) and Graphic Communications Group, in Accra. Mr. McDonald Vasnanie, CEO of Conship, was adjudged the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ with the ‘Promising Entrepreneur’ award going to Isaac Amoako-Mensah. Mrs. Della Russel Ocloo, a journalist with the Graphic Communications Group took the prize for the ‘Reporter of the Year’. Over 40 shipping companies including Consolidated Shipping Agencies Limited, Sea and Shore services Ghana Limited, Transglobal Logistics Limited, Benmarine Services Limited and Swissport Ghana Limited received prizes. Mr. Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, Minister of Transport, applauded the initiative to recognize excellence in the shipping industry. The awards would serve as motivation to everybody – to up their game and improve the quality of client service. He underlined the government’s unswerving determination to create the right conditions and support local and private enterprises to succeed. This was vital to its drive towards job and wealth creation to put the nation beyond aid. Mr. Asiamah said the paperless system at the ports was meant to bring about efficiency and facilitate business operations at the ports. He encouraged the companies to continue to stick with best practices to expand and lead the nation’s socio-economic growth. Ms. Benonita Bismarck, the CEO of GSA, said the award was to recognize individuals and companies that played significant roles in the growth and development of the industry. It was also to acknowledge the key functions within the industry which promoted growth and sustainability. She announced that there was an 18 percent increase in demurrage payment in the first quarter of the year. That came to US$15.4 million dollars. Source: The New Crusading Guide

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The counsel and family of a suspected rape victim are calling on the Ghana Police swiftly Service to as a matter of urgency; begin the prosecution of a Yemen resident in Ghana Ould Mohamed Mahamoud, who allegedly raped a 14-year-old girl in Accra. The Counsel for the victim and the family, Justice Abdulai Esq of Crown Legal Bureau in a petition to the Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police, DCOP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, said the family has provided every information and cooperation to the police to enable them to carry out the prosecution, yet the CID is delaying the prosecution without any reason. The petition which was addressed to the Director-General of the CID on November 4, 2018, explained that “the family of our client (name withheld) informed us that sometime in December 2017, the victim was defiled by Ould Mohamed Mahamoud, 54, in West Legon in Accra”. “The issue was reported to the Kwabenya Police Station where a medical form was issued to attend a government hospital for examination”, Lawyer Abdulai Esq explained. He added that “on the day of the event, the victim was said to have returned from school and was lured by the suspect Ould Mohamed Mahamoud into a hideout where he drugged her and forcibly had sex with her without her consent or participation”. The statement said, “the suspect was subsequently arrested by the police somewhere in Tema Community 8 but the prosecution could not commence because the suspect his family members petitioned the office of the Chief Imam, His Eminent Dr. Sheikh Osman Nuhu Shaributu for the matter to be settled out of court”. “Even though the family of the victim had been attending the meetings at the office of the National Chief Imam, the suspect, had rather surprisingly resort to issuing threats to kill the victim and her family among other things”, the petition noted. It added that “out of the defilement and the subsequent threat of death directed at the victim and her family, our client now suffers from post-traumatic stress, disorders, among other physical conditions”. Lawyer Abdulai Esq said “as a result, the family had to send her away for medical treatments. The family now fear for their own lives and that of their helpless daughter”. “They call on the police to swiftly arrest the suspect and have him prosecuted in accordance with the laws of Ghana”, he appealed. Lawyer Abdulai Esq said in the course of the illegal sexual act, Ould Mohamed Mahamoud allegedly took video and pictures of the act of which he has started using to blackmail the victim. He said “the suspect is widely known as Omar but his true identity is unknown considering the multiplicity of his passports”. The statement noted that “although the accuse holds Malian passport with number B0264759, dated 16th November 2012 and with the name Ould Mohamed Mahamoud, he is well known to come from Yemen, somewhere in the Middle East”. 
Mortuary workers have suspended their intended strike action after a meeting with the Ministry of Health yesterday [Wednesday]. The association was set to strike on November 20 over their poor working conditions. The strike was called off after a show of good faith following a meeting with the Minister of Health, Kweku Agyeman-Manu, and other officials of the health ministry. The Mortuary workers had in a statement raised concerns over their poor conditions of service. The statement issued announcing the strike action read: 1. Many of the Mortuary Workers are denied perpetual their annual leave in violation of section 20 of Act 651. 2. Most Mortuary Workers work more than the required 8 hours including Saturdays and Sundays in violation of section 33 of Act 651. 3. Most have been employed as casual and temporary workers in violation of section 74 and 75 of Act 651, which does not guarantee job security especially in the environment in which they work. 4. In terms of remuneration, it is unfortunate to state that Mortuary workers are treated as most unrecognized in the sector and for that matter, least paid on the salary structure of Ministry of Health with no single allowance. 5. Many of the Mortuary facilities are understaffed, no maintenance which compromises on health and safety rules of the sector making the workers unnecessary to suffer in silence. 6. In terms of their Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), some have to struggle to get them to use making the working conditions at some facilities undesirable. 7. There is no provision for universal medical checkups plan in violation of sections 118 of Act 651. 8. No overtime is paid which is in violation of section 35. 9. They are not paid for public holidays in violation of section 72 of Act 651. 10. They work on weekends on which are resting days by law which will amount to overtime but are not paid. In summary, these are some irregularities or illegalities being perpetrated against this class of workers by the Ministry of Health and its agencies with impunity. It is therefore surprising that the Ministry of Health does not see these infringements on the rights of the Ghanaian Mortuary worker and is reluctant to resolving them. Hence our resort to an industrial action (STRIKE) starting from Tuesday, 20th November 2018. Total withdrawal of all services until we are convinced that our concerns presented to the Ministry of Health are fully addressed. Meanwhile, we wish to take this opportunity to sympathize with the public who will be inconvenient in this trying times. We also wish to state clearly that any intimidation or attempt from any agency, department or institution under Ministry of Health to any Mortuary Worker in the country will be met with equal force during the period of our strike.
The Ministry of Communications and the Central Bank are currently in a tango over the demand by the Communications Ministry to the Central Bank to release Mobile Money data to a private contractor, Kelni GVG, tasked to verify revenue generated by telcos. The Ministry has in letter slammed the Central Bank over the “level of disrespect exhibited by the bank in this matter,’’ adding that it ‘’is simply appalling”. This was after the central bank in a letter, signed by the secretary, Frances Van-Hein Sackey, insisted the request by the ministry is an invasion of privacy of mobile money subscribers. The Ministry is demanding from the BoG disclosure of customer balances, transaction amounts, date and time of the transactions. But the letter from the Central Bank explained that handing over such data would breach the Guidelines of Electronic Money Issuers and the Data Protection Act. In its letter to the Ministry, the BoG said,even though it is willing to work with the various regulators, the current laws do not allow it to hand over such confidential data to Kelni GVG. The secretary of the Bank of Ghana said the Communications ministry’s authority over telcos ends when it comes to mobile money transactions. The Central bank has since written to all the telecommunication companies to disregard the earlier letter from the Communications Ministry requesting them to hand over the data.
The Acting Director of International Relation for the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Emmanuel Danso Attafuah, says the frequent travels by President Nana Akufo-Addo have gone to waste but doing wonders. The politician said the mutual cooperation between Ghana and other countries have been beneficial due to the president’s competence. According to him, it is not by mistake that world leaders are inviting the president over to their respective countries. The invitations received by the president shows that he has performed well and his leadership has also maintained his role as the Co-Chair for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The president has been widely criticized by the Minority and other critics over his frequent travels but the NPP’s Director of Internal Relations says Ghana has benefitted immensely from the bilateral and mutual cooperation with other countries. ‘’The mutual collaboration between Ghana and other countries that goes into agreements is going well. Ghana has benefited from all the travels embarked on by the president’’ The president he indicated has been commended for rolling out the free senior high school policy, the planting for food and jobs among others. Some countries have hinted of their interest, he added. ‘’Nana Addo is doing wonders. He is contributing to the growth of not just Ghana but the globe. His travels will bring economic growth and not just globetrotting.’’ He added: ‘’it takes a government with integrity, it takes a government that appears credible and a government that has ethical and corporate values to be trusted by other countries. The current administration has shown that, it is credible and has rolled out policies to help every Ghanaian and not only few citizens.’’ The president’s recent travel was to Qatar where Ghana and Qatar have signed five Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) for the establishment of partnerships between the two countries. This signing ceremony took place on Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, when the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, paid a day’s official visit to Qatar, where he held bilateral talks with the Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. The first MoU signed was the “Agreement on for the avoidance of Double Taxation and the prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to taxes on income”. This agreement would help to alleviate territorial double taxation of the same income by the two countries. The agreement was signed on behalf of the Government of Ghana by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, and, on behalf of Qatar, by Mr. Ali Shareef Alamadi, Minister for Finance. The next MoU was on “The Regulation of Manpower Employment in the State of Qatar”, signed, on behalf of Ghana, by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, and, on behalf of Qatar, by Mr. Uposif Bin Mohammed Al Othman, Minister for Administrative Development and Labour and Social Affairs. The third and fourth MoUs signed were “Abolishing Visa Requirements for the holders of diplomatic and special passports”, and the “Establishment of consultations on issues of mutual interest between the Government of the State of Qatar and the Government of the Republic of Ghana.” These were both signed, on behalf of Ghana, by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, and, on behalf of Qatar, by Mr. Sultan Bin Saad Al Muraikhi, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs. The “Memorandum of Understanding between Qatar Chamber and Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry” was the last to be signed. Nana Dr. Appiagyei Dankwoso I, President of the Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Shaikh Khalifa Bin Jassim Bin Mohammed Al Thani, Chairman of the Qatar Chamber, did this.
Earlier this month, on his 54th birthday, China’s richest man announced that he would step down as executive chairman of e-commerce giant Alibaba. Jack Ma, the rags-to-riches entrepreneur behind China’s biggest tech company isn’t going to retire. He wants to be a teacher again. With a net worth of $40.5 billion, Ma is one of the richest people on the planet and a prominent figure: He is well-known for speaking at conferences, advocating globalization, and rubbing shoulders with world leaders. Ma most recently made headlines for his warnings about the escalating U.S.–China trade war, insisting that “it’s going to be a mess” which could last for decades. His plan to create 1 million jobs in the U.S., a pledge he made after meeting Trump in January 2017, has been “completely destroyed” as a result. Ma’s decision to step down from the top job at Alibaba will usher in a new era for the $420 billion company, which he grew from a web site run out of his apartment to one of the biggest tech companies in the world. His rise to fame as one of China’s biggest tycoons is a “Hollywood story,” he told The New York Times in a 2005 interview. Early Life and Career Ma’s story starts in Hangzhou, a city in the eastern part of the country with close to 10 million people, where he was born in 1964 to a family with little money. As a kid, he was scrawny and often got into fights with classmates – who teased him for his size. “I was never afraid of opponents who were bigger,” he recalls in the book Alibaba. Ma learned English from foreign tourists by offering them tours of the city in exchange for lessons, and bought a radio so that he could listen to the English broadcast every day. One of the tourists he befriended during this time gave him the nickname ‘Jack’ – which stuck. After high school, Ma applied to go to college. Low marks on the math portion of China’s college entrance exam, however, caused him to fail twice. On his third try he finally passed, and eventually graduated from the Hangzhou Teacher’s Institute in 1988. Ma then applied to as many jobs as he could, but was rejected from all of them – including one at KFC, a position on the police force, and another as a waiter at local restaurant. The experience taught him a valuable lesson that prepared him for his entrepreneurial future: “to get used to failure” and learn from it. Ma was eventually hired as an English teacher at a local university – a job that he loved, even though he only made $12 a month. After visiting the U.S. in 1995 and discovering the Internet, he quit teaching and borrowed a couple thousand dollars to launch China Pages. It was his first attempt at an internet business – not to mention one of the country’s first commercial websites, but he ultimately ceded control to the government after he was pressured into a joint venture with Hangzhou Telecom, according to The New York Times. Jack Ma Alibaba founder Jack Ma, center, raises a ceremonial mallet before striking a bell during the company’s IPO at the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. Jack Ma Alibaba founder Jack Ma, center, raises a ceremonial mallet before striking a bell during the company’s IPO at the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. Mark Lennihan—AP/REX/Shutterstock Alibaba and the Rise to Fame He didn’t give up though: Four years later, Ma gathered 17 of his friends in his apartment and convinced them to invest in his idea for an online marketplace. They scraped together roughly $60,000 for Alibaba.com, which let Chinese exporters, manufacturers, and entrepreneurs post product listings for international buyers. Ma reportedly came up with the company name while sitting in a San Francisco coffee shop, when he thought of how Ali Baba overheard the secret password of the 40 Thieves and unlocked untold riches. Within a few months, the venture had raised big money: $5 million from Goldman Sachs and $20 million from Japanese telecom company SoftBank. The company survived the dot-com crash and began turning a profit; Alibaba spawned Taobao.com – a bartering marketplace that was its eBay competitor, in 2003. Fast growth led former tech powerhouse Yahoo to buy a 40% stake of Alibaba for $1 billion in 2005. Since those early years, Alibaba has amassed millions of customers and become one of the biggest tech companies on the planet, helping merchants sell everything from luxury goods to fresh groceries. When the company went public in 2014, it raised $25 billion on Wall St. in what was the world’s largest initial public offering ever. Alibaba today is a huge tech investor with a wide range of businesses: Like its main competitor Amazon, it has expanded into video streaming, online payment platforms, and cloud services, among other things. End of an Era While Ma plans to remain on Alibaba’s board until 2020, over the next 12 months he will pass his executive chairman duties to chief executive Daniel Zhang – who has previously held a variety of senior management positions. “No company can rely solely on its founders,” Ma said in a letter to customers, employees and shareholders. Since stepping down as chief executive in 2013, Ma devoted time to other projects, including starting a charity in 2014 and even performing in a kung fu movie. He has said he hopes to follow in the footsteps of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates by devoting more attention to his Jack Ma Foundation, dedicated to improving education, the environment, and public health. The former English professor said he will return to teaching, describing that he is still young and has “lots of dreams to pursue.” Duncan Clark, author of Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built, told CNN that Ma’s retirement should come as no surprise. “He has long talked about his desire to go back to his roots as a teacher.” Source: time.com
The Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Ghana has honoured Vice President Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia for his tolerance towards other religions. The citation read on behalf of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, by the Hohoe District Pastor, Rev. E. K. Torbani reads: "Though a Muslim, you have agreed to worship with us for the first (1st) time on the 125th Anniversary Celebration of the establishment of the E.P Church. This proves that you are really a father for all not only to Muslims. “For your fatherly love, you never minded the deplorable nature of our Eastern Corridor road to delegate any other personality but to honour our invitation as promised. "Your role in every programme of the country is admirable and worthy of praise. The E. P. Church, Ghana, Rev.Seegar Memorial Congregation, congratulates you and says Kudos. Ayekoo." The Clerk of the General Assembly of the Church praised Vice President Bawumia for being a man of valour and peace, who is a father for all regardless of one's religious background. The ceremony took place during the 125th anniversary celebration of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church on Sunday, 11th November,2018, at the Rev.Seeger Memorial Congregation in Hohoe. It was under the theme "Walking In The Light Brings Salvation" Rev. E.K.Torbani commended Vice President Alhaji Dr. Bawumia for gracing the ceremony despite his busy schedule. Vice President Bawumia’s humility and trans-religious tolerance has endeared him to the various religious groups. “As a devoted Muslim, Dr. Bawumia has a perfect sense of the need for religious tolerance and has demonstrated true leadership and commitment at the same time," Rev.Torbani noted. Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia pledged 500 bags of cement for the construction of a community religious radio station for the church and also presented Ghs 10,000 as his contribution towards the growth of the church. The Vice President was accompanied by the deputy Volta Regional Minister, Hon. Maxwell Blagodzi and other government officials to the church.
The Ghana Federation for the Disabled (GFD) is threatening to go back to court and cite government for contempt if the footbridges to be constructed on the Adenta-Madina Highway are not disability friendly. The Federation has raised concerns over the footbridges and complained there is not disability friendly. Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at GFD Moses Foudjour said: “We are just hoping that they would abide by the redress we are seeking.” In 2014, the organisation secured an injunction preventing the Ministry of Roads and Highways from continuing with the construction of the project because the designs had no provisions for disability crossing. The Minister of Roads and Highways, Mr Kwasi Amoako-Attah, on Friday, said the Government had engaged six contractors to resume work on each of the six bridges on the stretch from Monday to fast-track the completion of the footbridges within four months. Mr Amoako-Attah was addressing journalists when he led a delegation, including Mr Ambrose Dery, the Minister of the Interior, Mr Kwaku Asiamah, the Minister of Transport, the Inspector-General of Police, Mr David Asante-Apeatu and some engineers and technocrats, to inspect the Madina-Adenta Highways, which has reportedly claimed 194 lives within a year.
Former President John Dramani Mahama says the next government of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), will properly implement the Free Senior High School programme for the benefit of students and parents. He says it is not true that the next government of the NDC will collapse the programme, as alleged by opponents of the political party. The implementation of the Free SHS programme by the government has been fraught with monumental challenges, including congestion in schools and long vacations, which has resulted in an explosion of fee-based extra classes in major cities across the country. Addressing delegates of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) at Obuasi in the Obuasi East constituency on Monday as part of his four-day flagbearership campaign tour of the Ashanti Region, Mr Mahama said the roll out of free secondary education is a constitutional obligation and the NDC will fully be committed to its implementation. He observed that even though government is claiming that education to the senior high school is now free, the introduction of the double track system is making parents pay more. Mr Mahama explained that the double track system has brought with it extra classes, as parents who cannot afford to let their wards stay at home for the long vacation period have had to register them to attend at a fee of GHC 100 per subject. He said government is struggling to implement the free SHS programme because it has not invested in school infrastructure such as classroom blocks and dormitories, and therefore gave the assurance that the NDC government would make the needed investment to address the challenges when elected in the 2020 presidential election. He questioned the Akufo-Addo government’s decision to abandon the E-Block Community Day Senior High Schools, which were constructed as part of the progressively free SHS programmeof the NDC government. Mr Mahama said the next NDC government will complete all the E-Blocks it started to help accommodate more students in senior high schools. Mr Mahama urged delegates of the NDC to unite and work hard for victory in 2020.
Entrepreneur and philanthropist, Caroline Adzogble has launched a philanthropist project to give away 100 free laptops to students to enable them create solutions for the continent. According to the 26-year-old entrepreneur, the project dubbed the 100 Laptop Give Away Project, will equip young innovators and entrepreneurs with the needed tools to create solutions for their continent. The project was launched after she asked her followers on social media to make a wish and see if she could grant them. Majority of the wishers that came were from students who needed laptops for their academic work. In fulfilling the wishes of the students, she has launched the campaign. Already, ten lucky winners from Ghana, Tanzania, Nigeria and Zimbabwe have been declared ass the first winners. A statement from the foundation about the project read: ‘’BBC Featured, 26-Year-old Caroline Esinam Adzogble an educationist and technology Entrepreneur months after launching her 1$ Million Dollar Scholarship Scheme, is launching her 100 Laptop Give Away Project to bolster efforts to provide quality education across the continent and also equip young innovators and entrepreneurs with the needed tools to create solutions for the continent. The project was launched out of the huge demand Ms. Caroline received through her MAKE A WISH campaign on social media. MAKE A WISH is Ms. Caroline’s random acts of kindness scheme where she grants the wishes of her followers by providing them support where they need it the most. The highest number of requests that came through the MAKE A WISH scheme was for laptops to aid in education and work and hence the decision to establish this new scheme to provide as much support as she can in that area. The Scheme is a free and fair process of randomly selecting 100 applicants who have gone through the application criteria and process and duly joined the Mercy Heart Global Citizens Community. The Project is funded by Ms. Caroline in partnership with her Mercy Heart Foundation.’’ Applicants are expected to : • SEND NAME, NUMBER AND LOCATION TO This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. • JOIN the MH FACEBOOK COMMUNITY: @mhglobalcitizens • Join The Whatsapp Community – Mercy Heart Global: ‎Open this link to join my WhatsApp Group: Here! • Remain Active Members of the Community to have access to the give Away. Winners will be announced in batches of 10s each other week from the launch of the project. An excited Caroline remarked “It has always been a dream to be able to equip as many young people as I possibly can and so when we identified the need, I had to do something about it. I am excited that we get to not just do this one time and walk away but to also establish a community around the concept of giving and kindness to spur the needed change we so desire. The MH Global Citizens Community is dear to my heart and I can’t wait for its citizens to experience what we have in store for them.” THE MERCY HEART GLOBAL CITIZENS COMMUNITY is a robust community of some of the most driven and innovative young Africans across the Globe, powered by a culture of kindness and philanthropy and led by ace Educationist and one of Africa’s most powerful female Entrepreneurs. Ms. Caroline Esinam Adzogble. The Community is funded and sponsored by the Mercy Heart Foundation and Ms. Caroline Esinam Adzogble. Mercy Heart Foundation was created to make education accessible and affordable to all. We are a nonprofit organization that promotes closing opportunity gaps by expanding excellence and equity in education for students of all color and those from low-income families from pre-kindergarten through college. Through research and advocacy, the organization builds and engages diverse communities that care about education equity, increases political and public will to act on equity issues, and increases education access and completion for historically underserved students. The foundation earlier this year launched the Caroline Excellence Awards that is set to award 100 students with partial and full scholarships to study in Top Universities across the Globe. Winners of the scholarship scheme will be announced in January 2019. M.H Foundation was created to make education accessible and affordable to all. We are a nonprofit organization that promotes closing opportunity gaps by expanding excellence and equity in education for students of all color and those from low-income families from pre-kindergarten through college. ABOUT CAROLINE: Caroline Esinam Adzogble, at age 26, is a profound Entrepreneur, Educationist, Business Coach, Diversity maverick, an advocate for women and girls in technology. She is also the founder of IAES Africa, Potters International College, Admission in 30 Minutes, Everyday Travels and Tours, Caroline Technology Solutions, Co-Founder and President of Caroline University and the Mercy Heart Foundation. She established her reputation in the education space as the youngest female to own and run an accredited international college in 2016. Her campus is on the 9th Floor of the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra. IAES Africa, a platform for international student recruitment and international institutional partnerships; one that focuses on building student capacity in various international schools with students from all over Africa, Middle East, and South East of Asia expanding opportunities for institutions, education consultants, and students, a company that gained international recognition for its pioneering innovations in educational exchanges. The company now recruits actively across 43 countries and has gained an impressive list of international partners across all continents. IAES Africa is known for its uniqueness and effectiveness of International Student Recruitment especially in Africa. Potter’s International College is a career training college that seeks to provide career training programs to both workers and students to help bridge the gap in the job market Launched on April 15, 2018, Caroline seeks to curb the daunting task of International Student Recruitment one that focuses on increasing student admission rates for Institutions and helping students navigate applying to schools locally or internationally easier. Admission in 30 minutes is a robustly built and technology-driven platform that has the vision to make student recruitment the most fun and easiest thing to do. To date, the platform can boast of 60 International Partners and 2000+ students using the platform to find the right educational opportunities. Caroline is giving back to the society through the Mercy Heart Foundation. MHF provides merit-based scholarships for students to study abroad on a tuition-free basis. Caroline is expanding her causes in areas of providing access to technology tools for the youth including laptops, tablets, internet, Food for the Poor and Shelter for the homeless Today, Caroline is the innovative Co-founder and President behind Caroline University; a platform that exists to train the youth in technology and entrepreneurship, to ease them through an accelerator and incubation program and finally investing in potential businesses, a platform she co-created with Futurist Kwame A.A Opoku. In 2017, IAES Africa was nominated for Education Startup of the Year – 2017 and Caroline for the Young Achievers Award – 2017. Caroline’s efforts compliment her choice of office location which sits on the Presidential Floor at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel. The 9th Floor headquarters all of Caroline’s ventures and hosts all training programs as well. Caroline is committed to nurturing and empowering the next generation of female leaders through technology and Education. Known for harnessing the power of women to move businesses forward, Caroline injects enthusiasm and accountability into these young women to create engaged, high-performing, and cohesive structures in their lives and businesses by enforcing global best practices at the intersection of education and technology. In her own words “I am on the quest to uplift Education within Africa and beyond. To make Education the most accessible and affordable to students located in over 146 countries.” Caroline has the strategic and operational ability. A skillful professional with 7 years of international consulting experience, Caroline conveys a deep knowledge of matters pertinent to Education Management, Strategy development and Technology Entrepreneurship. A day in a life for Caroline is a string of meetings or a flight to the next city. A break for Caroline is a stay at home.
The one ambulance per constituency policy under the Special Initiatives Ministry will be fulfilled by middle of 2019 the Minister, Mavis Hawa Koomson has assured. The Minister told journalists on Tuesday that the fulfilment of the promise being held up by procurement challenges but expressed optimism that the ambulances will surely come next year. It was our intention to even have our ambulances by close of year [2018], but looking at the procurement process, I believe that maybe by the first week in December and somewhere in May or June next year [2019], the ambulances will be in this country.’’ On the procurement she said “you cannot just get up and start using government money just like that. You have to go through procurement processes and it is very very difficult… You can use five months for just one project procurement so if we have 12 months in a year and we use five months for one project, how many projects can you do?” “As we speak, the tender documents are out. We’ve gone through the PA [procurement Authority] the tender documents are out with the suppliers whiles we continue with the process,” she added. In April this year, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia announced that the government has initiated processes to produced 275 ambulances to boost the operations of the National Ambulance Service. According to him, each constituency will be given one of the ambulances. Speaking at the opening of the 2018 Annual Health Summit organized by the Ghana Health Service in Accra, Dr Bawumia suggested that the effective operation of the Ghana Ambulance Service would contribute to the general improvement of the country’s health sector. “You cannot have a national ambulances service without ambulances, it becomes a problem. So the government has through the Ministry of Special development initiative, who work with the development authorizes, have begun the processes of procuring ambulances for every constituency in this country, and we have 275 constituencies so we will procure 275 ambulances, all of which will become a part of the national ambulances system to help in the development of health services,” he said.
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