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Preparations Rife For Ghana Job Bank Launch



All is set for the launch of the Ghana Job Bank initiative, scheduled for May 3, 2018 at the Accra International Conference Centre, as former President John Agyekum Kufuor, top-notch Information Technology (IT) experts and prominent industrialists are billed to grace the occasion.
This was disclosed by Mr. Richard Adjei Mensah Ofori Atta, Executive Director of E ON 3 Group – the digital marketing company under which Ghana Job Bank operates.

The programme is under the theme, ‘JOB CREATION: THE ROLE OF GHANA JOB BANK,’ and the topic that the various speakers will dwell on is, ‘GHANA, THE BEST PLACE TO MAKE YOUR FIRST MILLION DOLLAR, AND HOW.’
About Ghana Job Bank
Ghana Job Bank is a digital training cohort programme that seeks to create employment opportunities for the youth through technology and technical training.

In the estimation of Mr. Ofori Atta, over 100,000 young people will be working by the beginning of 2022 through the initiative.


The vision, scope of operation and other factors informed the initiators of Ghana Job Bank to appoint former President John Agyekum Kufuor as Life Patron.

He was subsequently adored at his residence in Accra on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, and has since been the corner stone of the bank’s activities, including guidance in respect of preparations towards its launch


Chairman for the occasion:

Mr. S.K. Boafo, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SK Boafo Travel and Tours as well as Seth K Boafo Company Limited, will chair the launch of the Ghana Job Bank initiative.

He has succeeded in creating jobs for a large number of Ghanaians, especially the youth.

Special Guests of Honour:

An American, Ms. Ana Manduley Atarodian, Co-founder and Head of Strategies, UAE-Africa Mentoring Development Consortium.

Mr. Tejveer Singh, Co-founder, Vayuz Technologies, India, are coming to Ghana as Special Guests of Honour for the inauguration of the Ghana Job Bank initiative.


The rest are Ms. Tasneem Lakdawalla, an Indian national who is the Head of Finance, Protiviti, Middle East (UAE) and Ms. Robinne Burrell, Head of Redflight Innovations, United States of America.


According to Forbes’ March 2017 edition, Ms Robinne Burrell was adjudged the No 3 woman in technology the world over.

Mr. Steven Blessing Ackah – the first Ghanaian to chair the G200 Youth Summit, organized by the G20 Association of Switzerland in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) last year, is one of the Ambassadors of Ghana Job Bank. During the above-mentioned summit, he was honoured with Silver Angel for Youth Development – a prestigious award, which is given each year to three individuals whose achievements had contributed the most to the development of the global community. An actor, Mr. Rahim Banda, is another. He is also an Ambassador for the Free Senior High School (SHS) programme.


Ms. Bisila Bokoko, a Spaniard, is the Job Bank Ambassador for Africa. She is to champion the investment drive for Ghana in particular and Africa as a whole.
In addition to these, Ms. Bokoko will ensure job creation and offer training for entrepreneurs in Ghana to increase their expertise for their businesses to grow.
For 7 years, she held the position of Executive Director of the Spain-US Chamber of Commerce in New York and is dynamically involved in EMPRETEC – United Nations programme that supports up-and-coming entrepreneurs.


Public institutions, others receive over Ȼ80,000 investment from Polytank Ghana



More than ten thousand Ghanaians in various communities and public institutions have benefited from Polytank Ghana’s policy of helping improve access to water.

Spending over Ȼ80,000 in tank donations to marginalized areas and groups, Polytank Ghana’s benevolence has impacted institutions as the Ghana Prisons Service, the Ghana Police, some Fire Service stations, Educational institutions, international NGOs, rural communities, among others.

Being the lead producer of durable water storage tanks in Ghana, Polytank believes that access to clean water for all humans must be viewed as a right.

The role of clean water in ensuring good health, proper sanitation and improved livelihoods is a daily reality.

Polytank Ghana, a subsidiary of the Mohinani Group has adopted as a cardinal principle, a quote former UNSecretary-General, Kofi Anan, who said: “Access to safe water is a fundamental human need and therefore a basic human right”.

Executive Director of the Group, Mr. Ashok Mohinani, emphasised: “the Group’s commitment to assist the government meet the global climatic challenge of ensuring sustainable access to clean water, is a way of giving back to the communities in which we operate.”

“Water is not just life but a basic human right which needs to be preserved and not wasted. Our business Group gives these storage tanks to people who have limited access to clean water in order to manage the little they have to consume”.

He said: “It is our hope that these gestures will go a long way to improve the health and general wellbeing of the beneficiaries.”

“As we mark World Water Day today, we are happy to reiterate our company’s commitment to invest in quality and affordable water management products that will help ensure that more Ghanaians have improved access to clean water always no matter where you live”.

Touching on this year’s theme, “Nature For Water,” Mr. Mohinani encouraged all Ghanaians to desist from actions that have adverse effects on the country’s freshwater resources, pledging the company’s resolve to adopt more environmentally friendly methods in it operations.


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BREAKING NEWS: BoG takes over Unibank



The Bank of Ghana has announced it has taken over the management of private bank, Unibank.

The Governor of the central bank explained at a press conference, the takeover is due to challenges facing the bank. He mentioned weak supervisory standards and weak operations as the cause of the challenges.

Ernest Addison said the bank, last year, provided inaccurate data during the central bank’s effort to resolve the problems

He assured depositors their money is safe, stressing “we are not liquidating the bank, we are saving it.”

The take-over comes weeks after Unibank announced it was taking over adb.

More soon…


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Facebook’s value plunges $37bn on data controversy



Facebook shares took a big hit Monday, shaving about $37 billion off the value of the company.

The stock tumbled about 7% Monday on news that data firm Cambridge Analytica, which had ties to Trump’s campaign, reportedly accessed information from about 50 million Facebook users. This is the stock’s biggest drop, on a percentage basis, in four years.

Even after Monday’s plunge, Facebook is still one of the nation’s most valuable companies, with a market cap of about $500 billion. It’s behind only Apple (APPL), Google parent Alphabet (GOOGL), Amazon (AMZN), Microsoft (MSFT) and about even with Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA).

Mark Zuckerberg holds about 400 million shares of Facebook (FB), and his net worth plunged by about $5 billion Monday afternoon. Shares closed the day down $12.53.


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