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Free bikes for students Ghana… Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative announces 5-year Cycle to School Program

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The Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative (GBBI), social wing of Envirotech Bamboo Limited, has announced a five-year free bamboo bicycle distribution programme, to promote inclusive education in rural communities across Ghana.

Under the programme, thousands of transport-dependent school children will receive bamboo bicycles to facilitate travelling between their homes and schools.

Chief Executive of Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative, Mrs. Bernice Dapaah

During a launch event in Manso Adubia, Amansie South District,  Chief Executive, Mrs. Bernice Dapaah highlighted the importance of building a cycling culture to bridge social inequality and enhance environmental safety. She said the Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative is open to partnership with international distributors of bamboo bicycles and other development agencies with a shared interest in promoting equality of education.

According to Mrs. Dapaah, education is the bedrock of Ghana’s progressive development and it must be our solemn commitment to provide every child the opportunity to attain to greater heights in learning. It is a national obligation to eliminate social inequality and limited access to education especially among remote communities.

She comments: “Gaining access to school is the first bold step to building a promising future for our children and this should be top on the agenda. It is a course requiring the contribution of government, organizations and individuals.
For this reason, Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative announces to the public its 5-year Cycle to School Program in which thousands of bamboo bicycles will be freely given to transport-dependent marginalised school children. “

She adds: “This program is aimed at promoting inclusive education through increased access and participation in school. For a child far away in an unknown community, a bicycle could be the difference between success and failure in life. The long-term goal is to build a culture of cycling which has the positive outcome of ensuring cleaner environment. We have a shared vision to ensure sustainable mobility for all and this event is a critical part of that broad vision. It is my hope that today marks a turning point in the lives of the recipients of these bikes as they dream of a better future.”

The Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative is working closely with the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the Ministry of Education to establish the first modern semi-automated bicycle assembly plant, to enhance technical and vocational skills training and deepen practice-based learning.

“The long term goal is to facilitate the creation of greater opportunities for industrial employment for technically equipped trainees, especially in the bicycle industry,”.

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Let’s not be harsh on TT, he’s an elderly man and deserves respect- Yvonne Nelson

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Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Nelson, has come to the defence of veteran actor, Psalm Ajetefio (TT), over his “plead for leftovers” scandal that has hit the country over the past couple of days. (more…)

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I’ve not gone silent on this gov’t, some NPP folks don’t even talk to me- Yvonne Nelson

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I was seeking refuge in a friend's house due to threats after leading ''Dumsor Vigil''-Yvonne Nelson

Despite public opinion that actress Yvonne Nelson has gone silent on the current ruling party, the New Patriotic Party (NPP), she begs to differ. (more…)

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‘It can get better’- Celestine Donkor’s husband praises GHAMRO as they receive GHC 11,000 as royalties

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Kofi Donkor,  husband of popular Gospel musician, Celestine Donkor has revealed how much money they have received as royalties form the Ghana Music Rights Organisation (GHAMRO). (more…)

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“Sugarcane” season: Camidoh stuns in promotional photos for new single

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GB Recz and Grind Don’t Stop have released new stunning photos of Camidoh for his forthcoming debut album while promoting his commercial hit song, “SUGARCANE”. (more…)

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CARING VOLUNTEERS NETWORK (CAVNET), INC INCORPORATES AS A 501 ( C ) (3) IN THE US

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Caring Volunteers Network (CAVNET), INC, a Ghanaian based Non-Governmental Organization has received approval as a tax-exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) section 501 ( c ) (3) of the United States. (more…)

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Gambo’s ‘Boys Aye Wild’ tops Apple Music’s City Chart for Accra & iTunes

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The Blackmob rapper currently boasts of the hottest song in Accra, Ghana and that’s a fact – according to Apple Music’s City Chart for Accra at least. Listen/stream ‘Boys Aye Wild’ here: https://gambomusic.ffm.to/gambo-boys-aye-wild

 

It turns out the denizens of Accra could simply not get enough of Gambo’s ‘Boys Aye Wild’ today and rightfully so. The fun song beat the odds and for the first time since its release ranked at #1 on the city’s Top 25 chart list for the day and iTunes. Also earning a spot on one of the streaming platform’s big listings for the region, Top Albums, was the artist’s “New Era” EP which stood at #8 to score Gambo yet another exciting feat.

Gambo outdid the competition and had listeners converging on his song by the bucketload. In regards to his big win today, the ‘Boys Aye Wild’ hitmaker shared: ‘’It was a great feeling to see my song sitting at #1. Seriously. Big ups to Accra for making my day and showing my song that much love. I’m at peace now knowing my brothers are taking the right steps to treat their women right. Ha-ha. Keep the plays coming though and don’t stop’’.

 

Introduced in early 2021 by the Cupertino-based tech giant, City Charts is an updated playlist meant to bring local artists to the forefront of the conversation around music discovery, one it achieves by reflecting the musical tastes of listeners in over 100 cities from around the world on a daily basis.

 

You can check Gambo’s amusing video for ‘Boys Aye Wild’ here:

 

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