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Emirates launches India humanitarian airbridge to transport urgent COVID-19 relief item

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Emirates has set up a humanitarian airbridge between Dubai and India to transport urgent medical and relief items, to support India in its fight to control the serious COVID-19 situation in the country.

Emirates will offer cargo capacity free of charge on an “as available” basis on all of its flights to nine cities in India, to help international NGOs deliver relief supplies rapidly to where it is needed.

In the past weeks, Emirates SkyCargo has already been transporting medicines and medical equipment on scheduled and charter cargo flights to India. This latest airbridge initiative takes Emirates’ support for India and for the NGO community to the next level.

HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emirates’ Chairman and Chief Executive, said: “India and Emirates are deeply connected, since our first flights to India in 1985. We stand with the Indian people and will do all we can to help India get back on its feet. Emirates has a lot of experience in humanitarian relief efforts, and with 95 weekly flights to 9 destinations in India, we will be offering regular and reliable widebody capacity for relief materials. The International Humanitarian City in Dubai is the largest crisis relief hub in the world and we will work closely with them to facilitate the movement of urgent medical supplies.”

The first shipment sent as part of the Emirates India humanitarian airbridge is a consignment of over 12 tons of multi-purpose tents from the World Health Organization (WHO), destined for Delhi, and coordinated by the IHC in Dubai.

Giuseppe Saba, CEO of International Humanitarian City, said: “His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid built the International Humanitarian City (IHC), so Dubai, in coordination with humanitarian agencies, would be able to assist communities and families, most in need – around the world. The creation of the humanitarian airbridge between Dubai and India, facilitated by Emirates SkyCargo, Dubai’s International Humanitarian City and UN agencies, to transport urgent medical and relief items, is another example of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid’s vision for the IHC, being brought to life. Last year over 1,292 shipments were dispatched from the IHC in Dubai, setting the standard for humanitarian response globally. We appreciate the great efforts by IHC’s partner Emirates SkyCargo establishing this humanitarian airbridge between Dubai and India in this time of need”.

The freight division of Emirates has a close partnership with IHC, developed over several years of delivering relief materials to communities across the world impacted by natural disasters and other crises. IHC will support Emirates SkyCargo in channelling relief efforts to India through the airbridge.

Following the Port of Beirut blasts in August 2020, Emirates also leveraged its expertise in humanitarian logistics to set up an airbridge to Lebanon to assist with relief efforts.

Emirates has led the aviation and air cargo industry in its efforts to help markets around the world combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The air cargo carrier has helped transport thousands of tonnes of urgently required PPE and other medical supplies across six continents over the last year by rapidly adapting its business model and introducing additional cargo capacity through its modified mini freighters with seats removed from Economy Class on Boeing 777-300ER passenger aircraft along with loading cargo on seats and in overhead bins inside passenger aircraft to transport urgently required materials.

In addition, Emirates SkyCargo has partnered with UNICEF and other entities in Dubai through the Dubai Vaccine Logistics Alliance, to transport COVID-19 vaccines rapidly to developing nations through Dubai. So far, close to 60 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been transported on Emirates’ flights, equating to nearly 1 in 20 of all COVID-19 vaccine doses administered around the world.

Through its scheduled cargo flights to close to 140 destinations across six continents, Emirates helps maintain unbroken supply chains for vital commodities such as medical supplies and food.

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Iron Lady of Ghana politics, Ama Benyiwa Doe reported dead

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Ama Benyiwa Doe reported dead

Former MP for Gomoa West and Central Regional Minister, Ama Benyiwa Doe, has passed on, a family source has confirmed to Joy News.

The vociferous politician served as National Democratic Congress MP from 1992 to 2004.

The founding member of the opposition party christened Comfort Saah, died on Sunday morning.

In May this year, she commented on the disagreement between the party involving Bernard Allottey Jacobs.

The former member of the Council of State during late President Atta Mills’ era said the party’s former Regional Chairman recent rants would not affect the party in any way.

“Allotey doesn’t have any influence on the NDC; he only adds up to the numbers,” she told Akoma FM.

She said the suspended member of the party only joined the NDC to enrich himself.

“Allotey Jacobs’ sole interest was to make money [and] now he feels he is okay, so he is biting the hand that fed him,” she said.

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During the 1996 elections, Ama Benyiwa Doe polled 17,504 votes out of the 33,955 valid votes cast, representing 35.60% against Joyce Aidoo, an NPP member who polled 10,866 votes, Samuel Attah-Eyison, who polled 4,827 votes and Oduro Baffoe, an NCP member, who polled 758 votes.

She won in 2000 with 12,995 votes out of the 28,089 valid votes cast, representing 46.30% against Benjamin Kojo Acquah, an NPP member who polled 11,248 votes, Kofi Amissah Essandoh, a CPP member who polled 2,468 votes and Muhammed M. Kassim, an NRP member who also polled 1,378 votes.

Ama was nominated by President Mills in January 2009 as the Central Regional Minister, and she became a Regional Minister from 2009 to 2012.

She was once a National Women’s Organiser of the NDC.

Source: Myjoyonline

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GUBA announces it’s 2021 Awards in Ghana to celebrate a century of Yaa Asantewaa’s resilience

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Grow, Unite, Build, Africa (GUBA) will dedicate its 2021 Awards to the celebration of a century of the passage of Yaa Asantewaa, the influential warrior and Queen mother of Ejisu, who rose to lead an Asante army against the invading British. This event will be in Accra, a first in Ghana.

This year’s Awards, is a celebration of an important moment in African history, one that is unique to the relations between the Republic of Ghana and the Republic of Seychelles and also to celebrate the resilience of the African woman. The theme for GUBA Awards 2021 is “Celebrating a Symbol of Courage and Resilience.”

The Awards, which will be held on Monday, November 8, 2021, in Accra, is expected to host several high-profile personalities in Ghana and from the diaspora. The plethora of dignitaries and personalities expected to grace this year’s Awards, reflects the shift from an event celebrating the Ghanaian diaspora to a truly Pan-African occasion.

“More importantly, the event will also mark the centenary of the death of Yaa Asantewaa, an Asante Queen Mother and the last African woman to lead a major war against the then colonial powers. Yaa Asantewaa is honoured across Africa and the African diaspora for her resistance to then British imperialism and she is widely considered as a symbol of courage, strength, and resilience. She was a critical figure in recognizing and using the power of women to mobilize both men and women to resist colonial power.” GUBA Enterprise’s President and CEO, Dentaa Amoateng MBE, indicated.

Dentaa noted, “GUBA awardees are the modern day representation of Yaa Asantewaa; at the time the world was faced with an unprecedented pandemic, they took up the mantle of leadership, and with courage and resilience, helped to steer the world back onto the path of progress”.

While celebrating the contribution of Black women, the GUBA Awards 2021 will also raise awareness on maternal mortality and call for measures to ensure safe child delivery across the continent. GUBA Enterprise believes that every child, born and unborn, has great potential and must be given the opportunity to fulfill this potential.

GUBA Enterprise seeks to promote greater economic, social and cultural cooperation between Africa and the African diaspora through harnessing the power of the African youth to advance the socio-economic interests of the continent.

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10 South African Wineries Showcasing at AccraPremium Market, September 25 – 26

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WESGRO, Capetown and Western Cape Tourism, Trade and Investment and AccraPremium are hosting a special weekend of activities for Ghana’s Food & Wine Lovers. Experience exquisite varietals from 10 top South African Wineries at next Weekend’s AccraPremium Market.
Meet the Makers of the following Wines, Niuba, Riebeek Valley, Clos Malverne, La Ricmal and Nice, in person. The Makers of Gun Bay, Holden Manz, Thokozani, African Roots Wine and Anura will be with us virtually. There will be wine sampling and education on both days of the AccraPremium Market.
The AccraPremium Market will be hosted at Citizen Kofi Entertainment Center in Osu over 2 days. A Wine Tasting Night Market on Saturday September 25 from 6-9pm and a Sunday Afternoon Food Market from 11a-6p. Admission is GHS20 per person.
Over 25 Vendors will be showcasing a delicious variety of Food, Drinks, Wine, Beer, Desserts, Fashion, Art and more.
All COVID precautions will be enforced, with temperature checks, hand sanitization, mask requirements and crowd size carefully managed.
For information contact info@accrapremium.com
AccraPremium

Tel:  059 601 5000
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Incredible Zigi Storms Accra Mall with Guinness Ghana’s Black Shines Brightest Flash Mob

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In between the daily deluge of late afternoon stress, shoppers, workers, and passersby at the Accra Mall were entertained to an energetic flash mob performance led by none other than Ghana’s dancing sensation, Incredible Zigi.

The flash mob which generated waves and trended on social media is an ode to Guinness Ghana’s Black Shines Brightest Campaign and a means to call on Ghanaians to join the new and exciting wave of up-and-coming cultural change makers within Ghana and Africa at large.

Onlookers could not hide their amazement and excitement as many who were present pulled out their phone cameras to record a moment that would never come back but only be etched in their minds as one of the most memorable.

‘Black Shines Brightest’ is a new Pan African campaign celebrating the iconic black liquid enjoyed all over the continent for over a century.

This new campaign is inspired by the bold and unique black beer of Guinness stout and brings together passionate and creative individuals to celebrate the spirit of Guinness and its home across African markets

Energetic and empowering the campaign celebrates individuals coming together, fizzing with optimism, creativity and potential and the flash mob performance fell nothing short of portraying the creativity of individuals coming together with so much energy and pizzazz to dance to a tune that tells the whole of Ghana and Africa that indeed Black Shines Brightest.

Throughout the campaign, Guinness is working with real culture makers from across the continent who demonstrate how Black Shines Brightest in a range of different ways.

These individuals will create moments, events, and content to be enjoyed by everyone and as the Ghanaian brand influencer, Incredible Zigi has proved that he is indeed a real culture maker through his recently gone viral dance challenge and storming Accra Mall with arguably the most energetic flash mob performance ever seen in Accra.

 

 

 

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I Will Release A Video For Every Song On The Lighthouse Album – Akwaboah

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Ghanaian Highlife sensation Akwaboah has declared that his fans should not be surprised if he releases a video for every song on the Lighthouse album.

According to the Akwaboah, all the songs on the Lighthouse album are so good that each deserves to be appreciated as a standalone work of art.

A video for the first single Ensesa has already been released to extremely positive reviews on YouTube. Akwaboah is also scheduled to release the second singe ‘Ntro Naa’ exclusively to boomplay on 24th September 2021.

‘I see lighthouse as a rebirth for me as a musician. I am therefore searching very deep within to bring out songs that will be timeless.’

Akwaboah who counts to his credit song writing and production of Sarkodie’s critically acclaimed ‘Mary’ album, is set to collaborate with Strongman, Sarkodie, Cina Soul, Efya and Adina on the Lighthouse Album.

It remains to be seen whether he will indeed carry out the promise of releasing a video for every song on the album.

 

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Get the Best Deals and Offers with the Huawei ‘Back to School’ Promo

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School Season is here again! Huawei is giving you amazing offers when you buy any of these Huawei wearables as you go back to school .Buy a Band 6, Freebuds 4i or a Watch Fit and enjoy instant gifts ranging from Mini Portable fans, Stainless Steel Bottles and Gift Boxes.

Buy Band 6 and Get a mini portable fan

Keeping track of your heart rate is one of the best things you can do for your fitness and health as you go back to school. The TruSeen™ 4.0 heart rate monitoring technology on the Huawei Band 6 uses an optical lens and AI-based data processing to accurately monitor your heart rate 24 hours a day. Be alerted instantly when your heart rate drops below or rises above safe levels. With just GHS 359 you can still maintain a healthy lifestyle on a budget with Huawei Band 6.

Buy  Freebuds 4i and Get a stainless steel bottle

Studying is very vital in achieving your academic goals. However, this can be interrupted by outside factors from friends chatting to loud music playing. With Huawei Freebuds 4i active noise cancellation feature, you can join in your online lectures without being overly bothered with outside distractions. The sensors in HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i actively detect and reduce ambient noise. HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i also has remarkable endurance. It can play music for 10 hours continuously on a full charge and also gives you 4 hours’ audio enjoyment from a 10-minute charge – perfect when you’re in a hurry. For only GHS 429 you can grab yourself a Freebuds 4i.

Buy Huawei Watch Fit and get a gift box

School sometimes can be stressful from all that hard work of learning and completing assignments. HUAWEI TruRelax™ technology and all-day stress tracking algorithm can effectively monitor your stress levels to see if you are feeling tense. Try to follow the suggested guided breathing exercises to release your stress when you are stressed out. HUAWEI WATCH FIT is also the perfect smartwatch that blends technology with fashion.  With just GHS 569 you can match your fashion style whilst keeping fit with this smart watch.

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