Member of Parliament for Tarkwa-Nsuaem constituency and a Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, George Mireku Duker has held the second edition of the Duker Teachers’ Awards, meant to celebrate, honour and motivate extraordinary teachers in the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality.
The ceremony at the UMaT Auditorium, was a durbar of Chiefs, teachers, students and very significant dignitaries. This year’s ceremony themed “Education, Our Future, Our Pride” was to draw attention to how education has helped propel the world with teachers at the forefront.
Commenting on the event, Hon. George Mireku Duker said on Facebook: “I used the opportunity to outline the various educational infrastructure projects and initiatives I have delivered since becoming the Member of Parliament. Education as my top-notch priority, I have always maintained that, teachers are minimally motivated irrespective of the strenuous task they go through, hence, the need to consciously recognize their efforts towards enriching education in the Municipality.”
Chairman of the occasion, Dr. Stephen Saforo Yirenkyi, in his speech applauded the MP and called on other ministers of state to do same.
The overall best teacher, Madam Edna Amihere, who teaches at Tarkwa Senior High School expressed her profound gratitude to George Mireku Duker for recognizing the efforts of teachers in the municipality. She went home with a 2022 model of Suzuki Swift worth $14,500.00. She called on other teachers to give out their best as the next award will be theirs.
Hon. George Mireku Duker also promised to institute a similar award scheme to honor outstanding health professionals in the constituency.
In all Nineteen (19) Teachers were recognized and awarded from Six(6) categories.
The 2023 Winners of the Awards are as follows:
Non-Teaching Staff Category
1. Joseph Cudjoe, Tarkwa SHS (Best Teacher).
2. Salifu Mohammed, Municipal Education Office (1st Runner Up).
3. Victor A. Mensah, Municipal Education Office (2nd Runner Up).
1. Mercy Odoom, Nanaboadi M/A Basic (Best Teacher).
2. Freda E. Banda, Tarkwa Islamic Basic (1st Runner Up).
3. Priscilla Appiah, Jerusalem M/A Basic (2nd Runner Up).
1.Abintu Jibong, Ningo M/A Basic (Best Teacher).
2. Samuel Agyapong, Esuoso Catholic Basic (1st Runner Up).
3. Priscilla Appiah, Jerusalem M/A Basic (2nd Runner Up).
1.Alex E. Quansah, Nuakokrom M/A Basic (Best Teacher).
2. Joana Mady (1st Runner Up).
3. Jonathan K. Botsi (2nd Runner Up).
1. Perpetual Bosomprah (Best Teacher).
2. Jeff Gbate, Fiaseman SHS (1st Runner Up).
3. Belinda K. Shika, Comm. Devt. Voc. Tech. (2nd Runner Up).
1.Grace Acquah, Agona Methodist
( Best Headteacher).
2. Joseph Amihere, Esuoso Catholic
(1st Runner Up.)
3. Benjamin Boateng
(2nd Runner Up).
Adansi Travel Wins Marketing Oriented Hospitality Company Of The Year
Ghana’s leading travel and tour company, Adansi Travels has been adjudged the Marketing Oriented Hospitality Company of the Year, 2022.
At the 34th Annual National Marketing Performance Awards ceremony at the Labadi Beach Hotel, the hospitality company was again crowned for the second time after winning it first in 2020.
Adansi Travels which started a decade ago with a staff strength of 3 people in the Obuasi area in the Ashanti Region of Ghana has become a major tourist promoter, introducing locals to foreign tourist sites and foreigners to breath-taking local tourist sites in Ghana.
The C.E.O, after picking up the award said, We extend our profound appreciation to all our partners, clients, and well-wishers. To our valued clients, who have entrusted us with their travel experiences and have become cherished members of our travel family since 2016, we are deeply thankful. Your unwavering support has inspired us to continually innovate and enhance our offerings.”
He further added, “This recognition will serve as a constant reminder to us to consistently provide nothing less than our very best. We are immensely grateful to CIMG for bestowing this significant honor upon us for the second time, and it serves as a driving force for us to continue striving for excellence.”
This award is in recognition of Adansi Travels’ excellence in strategic marketing which has led to delivering excellent results over the years.
Travels’ tenants for work is hinged on professionalism, trust and loyalty. This leads them to create a niche market that allows people irrespective of their budget to explore Ghana and the world.
Is a Free VPN Safe to Use? Exploring the Risks and Benefits
In our current digital age, online privacy and security have become an importantt concerns for internet users around the world. With the increasing prevalence of cyber threats and data breaches, people are actively seeking ways to protect their online activities. Virtual Private Networks, or VPNs, have gained popularity as tools that promise safeguarding your digital footprint. While there are many VPN options available, free VPNs, in particular, have garnered significant attention due to their accessibility. In this article, we will explore the risks and benefits of using a free VPN, with a focus on free VPN for Windows.
Understanding VPNs: What Are They?
Before delving into the world of free VPNs, let’s understand what a VPN is and how it works. A VPN is essentially a service that establishes a secure, encrypted connection between your device (in this case, your Windows PC) and a remote server. This connection masks your IP address and encrypts your internet traffic, making it difficult for third parties, such as hackers or government agencies, to monitor your online activities.
The Benefits of Using a Free VPN
Enhanced Privacy: One of the primary advantages of using a free VPN is the boost in online privacy. Your internet service provider (ISP), websites, and even potential cybercriminals won’t be able to track your online behavior when you’re connected to a VPN.
Bypassing Geo-Restrictions: Free VPNs often allow users to access geo-restricted content. For example, if a streaming platform or website is only accessible in certain regions, a VPN can make it appear as though you’re browsing from an eligible location.
Protection on Public Wi-Fi: When you connect to public Wi-Fi networks, your data becomes vulnerable to interception. A free VPN can add an extra layer of security when you’re using unsecured public Wi-Fi at cafes, airports, or hotels.
The Risks Associated with Free VPNs
Data Logging: Many free VPN providers track and log user data. This can include your online activities, websites visited, and even personal information. This data may then be sold to third parties or used for targeted advertising.
Inadequate Security Measures: Some free VPNs might not implement robust encryption protocols, leaving your data vulnerable to breaches or leaks.
Limited Features: Free VPNs often come with limitations, such as slower connection speeds, data caps, and fewer server locations. These restrictions can hinder your online experience.
Malware and Adware: Some free VPN services have been found to include malware or adware in their software, potentially infecting your device.
Uncertain Jurisdiction: Free VPN providers can be based in countries with lax data privacy laws, which means they may not be obligated to protect your data.