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Multimedia Group appoints Odelia Ntiamoah as Head of Joy Business

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Odelia Ntiamoah (Ofori) takes over the reins of business programming at the Multimedia Group. The position was formerly occupied by Emma Morrison who later became the General Manager of Joy Cluster. The Head of Joy Business position, which spans Joy and Adom Clusters, will require Odelia to interface with the business community and lead in business content provision across platforms.

Mrs. Ntiamoah Boampong joined the Multimedia Group in 2017 with a vast experience in radio and television. She graduated in 2019 as a Bloomberg fellow, was trained by Deutsche Welle in documentary film-making, and participated in the U.S. Department of State’s prestigious International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) where professionals are observed over a period of time and given a scholarship to study in the USA.

She joins management at a time where the growing Joy Business brand needs dynamic leadership in the face of Covid-19. Being the former CEO of the Chamber for Tourism Industry Ghana (CTI Ghana) and attracting the attention of international organisations like the International Labour Organzation (ILO) and GIZ in less than a year, Odelia kick-starts her new duties with a strong networking pool and 18 years of media experience under her belt.

The media space and its existing brutish competition not only calls for a leader who knows the numbers, facts and figures of the business sector but also for one that exhibits storytelling abilities to keep viewers hooked; that is where the Africanews and Euronews correspondent’s strength lies.

Announcing her move on Linkedin – the social media platform for business owners and professionals – Mrs. Ntiamoah Boampong’s statement underlined how she brings a human face to business communication.

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“I will like to officially communicate to the business community that I am now the Head of Business Programming for the Multimedia Group. This simply means planning and executing business programmes on the Joy and Adom Clusters,” the ex-CTI Ghana Chief Executive Officer noted.

“It is also to interface with the business community and serve you better. When you win as a business, we also win. For us, it’s about telling compelling stories with the needs of your brands at heart. It’s also about giving you up to date news from the perspective of national policy, to how decisions on the international front can affect your business, so you can plan.

“#JoyBusiness… empowering prospering together,” she concluded in her post.

Odelia Ntiamoah has won several awards, including the Customer Service Awards (2019) for her contribution in training 50 top hotels in customer service with Stanbic Bank. Her list of accolades also comprises the Ghana Journalist Awards’ Developmental Journalist of the year (2010) and Television Feature of the Year (2012), and the Ministry of Environment’s Minister’s Award in Environmental Reporting (2010).

In addition, the newly unveiled Head of Business Programming at Joy Multimedia carries boardroom experience thanks to her spell at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) for more than five years. She has attended several international conferences and interviewed presidents. The mother-of-two, formerly known as Odelia Ofori, holds a Masters in Oil and Gas Communication from the University of Cape Coast and a degree in Geography from the University of Ghana.

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Holy Child alumni illuminate the path forward amidst national school power crisis

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In recent times, the narrative of power challenges in Ghanaian schools has escalated, with numerous public institutions such as Mfantsipim School, Accra Academy, and Mondo Senior High Technical School among others facing abrupt electricity disconnections. 

This persistent issue highlights the dire need for sustainable solutions in powering educational facilities, crucial for maintaining the quality of education.

Stepping into the spotlight with a pioneering initiative, the 1999 alumni of Holy Child School have set a remarkable precedent.

 In a bid to combat these electricity woes, these visionary women have successfully funded the transition of their alma mater to 75% solar energy. This initiative not only addresses the immediate problem of power outages and financial strains on the school’s budget but also serves as a beacon of climate-positive action with the potential for carbon credit benefits.

Founded in 1946 by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, Holy Child School has long stood as a bastion of educational excellence and societal impact in Ghana. Its alumni include distinguished personalities such as Ghana’s Ambassador to France, Anna Bossman; Goldman Sachs Vice President, Sabina Dankwah; and University of Ghana’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Amfo, to name a few.

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The Solar Project

This solar project, a gift from the 1999 alumni commemorating their 25th anniversary and coinciding with the school’s 78th speech and prize-giving day, symbolizes a profound act of giving back and forward.

 In an exclusive interview with the Business and Financial Times, engineer Ing. Mrs. Sheila Enyonam Akyea, president of the year group, shared:  “This project builds on the foundation laid by our predecessors. We’re thrilled to extend their initial contribution, ensuring every corner of our school benefits. It’s our way of ensuring current and future students receive the same level of empowerment and opportunity we had.”

Project’s Committee Chair Ing. Mrs. Teresa Kyei-Mensah, mentioned the substantial investment the solar installation demands, emphasizing ongoing fundraising efforts.

she said: “Once completed, the initiative promises significant savings for the school and, by extension, the Ghana Education Service, redirecting funds towards essential educational resources,” she added.

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Solar power, increasingly recognized for its affordability and environmental benefits, stands as a viable solution for Ghana’s educational sector and its broader climate goals. With abundant sunshine year-round, Ghana is ideally positioned to harness solar energy, reducing the financial burden on public resources while contributing to global carbon reduction efforts.

The project was completed in January 2024 after a 1-month testing phase. The year group eagerly anticipate the handover ceremony at the 78th Speech and Prize-Giving Day of Holy Child School in Cape Coast on Saturday, 9th March 2024 marking a significant milestone in their commitment to sustainable development and quality education in Ghana. 

This initiative not only lights the way for other schools grappling with similar challenges but also underscores the powerful impact of alumni engagement in shaping a brighter future for the next generation.pastedGraphic.png