Ghana Grabs 3 Gold Medals At Sage World Cup – Courtesy ZYLOFON CASH

Ghana won three gold medals at the 2018 SAGE WORLD CUP competition held in South Africa this month, placing the West African country second to Israel which won four medals.

The competition saw teenagers from 32 countries across the globe compete with their entrepreneurial and innovative ideas to find out which idea is most viable and addresses the world’s most challenging needs with respect to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs).

Countries that participated include the USA, Ireland, South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Iran, Chile, Japan, Canada, Israel, China, Russia and others.

Countries that won gold medals for addressing the SDGs with their projects include Israel – 3, Ghana – 3, Ireland – 2, USA – 2, Canada – 2 with South Africa, Iran, Chile, China and Japan all going home with 1 each.

USA and Ireland were adjudged the best Socially Responsible Business (SRB) and Best Social Enterprising Business (SEB) respectively.

The country’s co-ordinator for SAGE Ghana, Jonathan Nsebo, expressed enormous gratitude to President Nana Akufo-Addo for the support he has given to the group both this year and last year and to the former president Jerry John Rawlings for the personal support he has given to the project.

Mr. Nsebo also expressed his gratitude to Benjamin Sedem Afetornu’s Techbooth, an IT firm and Nana Appiah Mensah’s Zylofon Cash for the financial support they gave to the teams to travel this year.

He expressed his gratitude to Zylofon Cash again for concluding a Title Sponsorship deal with SAGE Ghana for 2019 and beyond.

This sponsorship deal bridges the mission of both institutions of raising the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders who can monetize their creativities.

SAGE- Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship is a non-governmental organisation founded by Professor Curtis L. Deburg in Chico California USA.

The vision of this movement is to raise the next generation of teenagers whose innovative ideas address the world’s most challenging needs. Founded in 2002, SAGE currently operates in over forty-three (43) countries.

Every year, SAGE countries hold a National Competition to choose two (2) Teams with the most viable projects to represent the country in the SAGE-Global World Cup.

The National Competition dubbed “National High School Entrepreneurship Competition (NHSEC) was held on the 7th of July 2018 hosted at the University of Ghana Business School (R.S. Amegashie Auditorium and two lecture halls).

Thirty (30) High Schools made up of forty (40) Teams included Opoku Ware School, Presbyterian Boys’ Senior High School Legon, Aburi Girls’ SHS, Tema Secondary School, Ghana International School, St. Lwanga JHS, Tema Technical Institute, St. Augustine’s College, Mfantsipim School, Adisadel College, Aggrery Memorial SHS, Ghana National College, Methodist Girls’ SHS, West African Secondary School, Aduman SHS, Tema Presbyterian SHS and other High Schools participated while ten (10) other High Schools represented as Observers.

Teams Ecoplas GH of Aduman SHS and PAHA of Methodist Girls’ School won the Best Social Enterprise Business (SEB) and Best Socially Responsible Business (SRB) respectively to represent the country in Durban, South Africa.

Team Ecoplas GH with their Plastic Waste awareness, recycling and upcycling project won Ghana three (3) gold medals for efficiently addressing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs) goals 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation),13 (Climate Action) and 14 (Life Below Water).

National High School Entrepreneurship Competition (NHSEC) organised by SAGE – Ghana has been endorsed by the Ministry of Education, supported by Ministry of Trade and Industry, National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan (NEIP) received support from the office of the President which seeks to help build a new Ghana with the involvement of the ideas of our young ones for the next generation.

He appealed to other Ghanaian businesses to push in more resources to SAGE Ghana to help them efficiently mentor the Ghanaian students to stand shoulder to shoulder with developed countries in subsequent world cups.

He mentioned, that they are doing their best with the little available to them but the work becomes increasingly difficult having to compete with countries like USA, Canada, Russia, China and all the ‘first world’ countries with the resources available to them.

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I keep Recieving Kidnap Threats – Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner has reportedly been receiving kidnap threats.

The ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ star made the decision to delete all the photographs she’s put up on social media of her four-month-old daughter Stormi, whom she has with her boyfriend Travis Scott, recently after she began receiving “horrible insults” and frightening claims about abducting the baby.

A source told The Sun Online: “There have been an increasing number of trolls on social media calling Stormi ugly, and throwing out really horrible insults.

“It’s been really upsetting for Kylie, because also some of the comments are direct threats to kidnap her. Some people have commented saying it’s all Kylie’s fault because she has exposed her by putting her on social media.

“The haters have always been there, but just getting way, way worse these last few weeks – and calling out Kylie for being a bad mom.”

The terrifying threats have encouraged the 20-year-old beauty to re-evaluate her security and she’s decided to have protection with her “at all times” from now on.

A source explained: “Kylie is terrified – she’s stepping up security. She hardly takes Stormi out in public but is now making sure that she’s got protection at all times.”

Kylie uploaded a photograph on Sunday (10.06.18) of her cuddling up to Stormi but she had cropped the image so that no one could see the little one’s features.

Fans slammed the businesswoman for “cutting her baby out”, to which Kylie hit back: “Yeah i cut my baby out. I’m not sharing photos of my girl right now. (sic)”

This isn’t the first time she has opted to restrict what’s posted on Instagram.

The young entrepreneur took herself out of the limelight while she was pregnant with Stormi because she wanted to focus on the “next chapter” of her life and, although people were speculating that she was expecting her first child, Kylie didn’t confirm the news until she had given birth to the tiny tot and shared a cute montage online.

Prior to having Stormi, Kylie said she’d quit social media altogether when she became a mother, move out to a farm in Malibu and “live life” without her phone.

Source: Thestartmagazine.com

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New Reality show – Brands Ambassador Africa Press Launched!!

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Brands Ambassador Africa is a PR marketing, brand communication reality show that seeks to divulge an icon who will serve as a commercial broker to restore young and dying brands to foster global socio-economic enhancement was launched in Accra on Friday, the 2nd of March 2018 at Tomreik Hotel-East Legon.

The show, a top program organized by Media Men Ghana Ltd, a media consultancy ultimately aims to interlink the social and corporate sectors, while impacting positively on its associate brands, immediate communities and charities (how). It is also to promote diligence, professionalism and excellence among young professionals to serve as a platform for displaying quality employee materials who are scouting for employers and build an outstanding trade icon for the locally produced products.

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The reality show is of essence and relevance and was birthed from the desire to reduce unemployment rate among the African youth from tertiary institutions, educate the public with regards to the difference between brand image and brand ambassador, and to give relevant knowledge to the consumer in order to inspire an informed consumer choice, healthy lifestyle and acquiring quality and value for money. It will also serve as a platform for the display of their skills and talents to make them employable to foster significant growth in Africa.

Madam Efua Jecty, the Head of Corporate Operations of the Consultancy said “It is in this vein that Media Men Ghana developed the concept of a PR/Marketing reality show to nurture ideal brand ambassadors. It is a special initiative for corporate Africa with prime focus on corporate Ghana in its first instance”.

She said the show is distinctly designed to realize the most outstanding candidate, unparalleled in “looks and competence”, to be the face and mouthpiece, as an ambassador for the associate brands, to help boost the brands’ market appeal, market value and productivity. The event’s activities are designed to ensure quality return-on-investment and productivity of its associate brands to enhance socioeconomic growth across board.

She continued by saying “Twenty-two (22) most outstanding, smart and presentable young professionals and wannabes with excellent knowledge and exceptional niche in brands communication between the ages of 18 and 35 years, with tertiary qualification or its equivalent shall be selected from 20 African countries, housed in Ghana and groomed for 13 weeks to unearth Africa’s first youth oriented Corporate Model”.

‘The 20 African countries have been grouped into four (4) zones with GHANA, BENIN, TOGO, COTE D’IVOIRE and BURKINA-FASO representing zone 1, NIGERIA, CAMEROON, GABON,

CONGO and ANGOLA representing zone 2, MALI, LIBERIA, SENEGAL, SIERRA LEONE and GUINEA representing zone 3 and SOUTH AFRICA, CONGO BRAZZAVILLE, BOTSWANA, ZAMBIA and KENYA representing zone 4,’ She said.

Meanwhile, the entire operations of this organization shall be under the supervision of a set higher body dubbed the “Supreme Counsel”, made up of selected heads of brands communication and marketing departments of sponsoring institutions.

‘The auditions will take place in two phases. Phase one comprises of 3 online (social media) dynamics or steps that will be executed by applicants on our website, Facebook and or Instagram handles. Phase two is the zonal audition and will take place in the designated countries or zone centres for each zone. The final audition for zones 1, 2, 3 and 4 will be held in Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa respectively. Details of each phase will be publicized as and when necessary. In the first instance one candidate will be selected from each country with the exception of Ghana as the host country, where three candidates will be offered the opportunity to partake in the competition. After the second edition of the show, the other African countries will ballot to host the show and each year, the hosting country will have leverage thus, have the highest number of entry or contestants in-house. The main launch of this novelty will be organized in September to usher the qualified contestants into the house after the overall scouting’, she said.

Madam Jecty mentioned that the Brand Ambassador Africa winner would have a car, 12 months working contract with the major brands, a cash prize of Gh₵ 100,000.00, a fully furnished apartment for a year, a laptop, mobile phone & tablet, gets to be the host of the Brands Ambassador TV Show as well as the co-host of the next season. He or She will also manage a highly patronized online sales and marketing portal and be the cover-model for a trendy BAA magazine for the targeted industry and associate brands.

In lure of demonstrating the event’s vast and clear motive of revamping the distinct brands of Africa, the event in its inception has adopted the most promising African spirited musical brand – SHERIFA GUNU- as its major art brand, who shall be projected on all event major platforms in other to entrench the brand to elevate the spirit and ingenuity of the African art. This gesture will be accorded to every country that is privileged to play host to the Brands Ambassador Africa Reality program.

The brands to be featured on the show have been categorized into 6 main sectors namely food, water and beverage as one, media and IT as another, telco and finance as the third, real estate as the fourth, bedding and decor as the fifth and finally automobile. No two competing brands will be featured on the show as such each major brand will benefit from exclusivity’.

Kwakye Ofosu demands apology from Akufo-Addo over homosexual answer.

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A Deputy Communications during former President John Mahama-led administration, Felix Kwakye Ofosu, says President Nana Addo Akufo-Addo must apologize to the people of Ghana for his failure to defend them during an interview on legalizing homosexuality.

Mr Kwakye Ofosu said there are overwhelming Ghanaians who are against homosexuality so for the President, who promised to hold the dignity of this country, to refuse to be emphatic on the position of the country on the matter indicates he has betrayed the nation.

President Akufo-Addo was on Al Jazeera’s Talk to Al Jazeera on Sunday to talk about a wide range of issues concerning the African continent and Ghana. Among the issues were happenings in Togo, Zimbabwe and Kenya. He was also quizzed on Donald J. Trump.

The interview, which was conducted by Al Jazeera presenter, Jane Dutton, had a question on why homosexuality is illegal in Ghana.

In an answer to the question, President Akufo-Addo said “this is the socio-cultural issue if you like…I don’t believe that in Ghana, so far, a sufficiently strong coalition has emerged which is having that impact on public opinion that will say: ‘Change it [the law], let’s then have a new paradigm in Ghana.

I grew up in England; I went to school as a young boy in England and I grew up at a time in England when homosexuality was banned there, it was illegal and I lived in the period when British politicians thought it was anathema to think about changing the law and suddenly the activities of individuals, of groups, a certain awareness, a certain development grew and grew and grew stronger and it forced a change in law.

 

I believe those are the same processes that will bring about changes in our situation.

At the moment, I don’t feel and I don’t see that in Ghana, there is that strong current of opinion that will say: ‘This is something that we need even deal with’. It’s not, so far, a matter which is on the agenda.”

But reacting to the President’s comments on TV3’s New Day hosted by Bright Nana Amfoh on Monday, Mr. Kwakye Ofosu said: “Leaders are expected to represent the people, especially when you travel outside but he did not speak well in that instance”. “He did not cover himself.

He did not defend the position of Ghanaians and what we need is an apology and not defend his position,” the National Democratic Congress (NDC) member explained.

He said “overwhelming [number of] Ghanaians have stated their position against it therefore the president is bound by the people of Ghana to defend them but he did not defend the position on the matter”.

U-turn

The former Deputy Communications Minister said “we are not barbaric like persons who go about torturing those who are involved in it but we are against it and that is why there is widespread anger against the president over the position”.

Mr. Kwakye Ofosu said the President’s position is a mark of a U-turn because some members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have openly spoken and kicked against it.

 

“It marks a sudden U-turn because some people in Parliament held press conference to kick against it. The Speaker of Parliament also spoke against it so why is the President afraid to maintain it?”

The Member of Parliament for Effutu Constituency in the Central Region, Alexander Kwamena Afenyo-Markin, said the culture of Ghana forbids homosexuality but no one can victimize those who are involved.

He said “our culture does not support same-sex marriage but if someone is involved, can you report him to the police, or can you force him or antagonize him?”

The NPP MP said: “I don’t think that [the President] has introduced any controversy because we do not subscribe to same-sex relationships but if somebody has that orientation, he is a man and wants to have relationship with fellow man…what can you do to the person?”

He added that “if it gets to a stage where Ghanaians would want to discuss it whether or not the laws must be changed, that is also another matter”.

“However, if the same Ghanaians decide to think that there is nothing wrong in having open relationship, it is up to us”.

Mr. Afenyo-Markin noted that “even the Catholic Church in Europe could not sustain the same sex opposition pressure when the state imposed on them”.

“Do you deny the fact that we have a lot of same-sex relationship in Ghana?” the MP asked.

Source: Ghanaweb.com