Before I start recounting this carefully calculated tale, I would like to issue a disclaimer that I do not have anything against anybody who might be offended that this story is coming out this way. However, I deem it fit to use this medium to carry my message across because it is in the best interest of a lot of people given that Korle-Bu is considered the premier health care facility in Ghana. I would like for us to briefly delve into the history of when and how Korle-Bu was established. I believe this will help put things into perspective and encourage us to advocate for its maintenance and possible renovation. Korle-Bu is known to have been established in the year 1923 to cater for the needs of the natives.The hospital takes pride in having grown from an initial 200 bed capacity to a 2,000 bed capacity. However, a number of these beds are out of order further reducing the bed-occupancy to a significant amount which contributed to the No-Bed-Syndrome era. This has been an age-old problem from the time I was in my 2nd year in medical school. Till date, most of the beds are not without fault. This is not problem number one but one of the hospitals many woes. In 1953, there were recommendations for the government to expand the hospital which it did at the time. Fast-forward to the 21st century and the buildings themselves are an eyesore. Yet this should serve as a place for treatment, rehabilitation and if ever possible – rejuvenation. The surgical department which is a 6-storey- building is no exception to this rule. When any of the elevators are faulty, it can sometimes take even months to be repaired.This can be said of one of the elevators at the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department which has still not been repaired as at the last time I checked. I do not remember the last time it was renovated the surgical Block was renovated either.As a matter of fact, parts of the building leak due to some cracks in the walls,most of the louvre blades are broken and coupled with the fact that there are few curtains grants easy access for mosquitoes and privacy is thrown out the window. The same scenario can be pictured while walking toward buildings around the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department. Water leaks from the top of these buildings as though they were ‘showers of blessings’. There was a similar scenario on the corridor at the Cardio Thoracic Unit where a huge crack could be seen while a leakage was on-going. The crack was fixed but it took several months. But why must we wait till we see pools of water or cracks that look like they will give way at the least pressure applied before we start renovation ? Aside all these, there are cracks in many walls that have gone unnoticed by the authorities but I do not want to wait till the walls start caving-in or till there is a news-worthy collapse before I begin to write. What then is my use as a journalist if I do so? And what then is the use of the various people in power if they see this article and do not act on it? We all have a role to play. Building on that, I would like to know what the internally generated funds in Korle-Bu are used for. If it turns out that the government can no longer run the hospital, can it be made a profitable organisation then? In the interim, is it possible for the management of Korle-Bu to find innovative ways of dealing with its dilapidated state before they receive any possible assistance if any ? Being a medical student in Ghana, I have heard a countless number of times that there are certain equipment that are not available to us or the popular saying is “we have this machine but it was only one and that one has even broken down”. Today, I heard from one of my patients that she had to go all the way to another hospital because the X-Ray machine in Korle-Bu had broken-down. I sighed to myself with my hand supporting my chin. So when will things start working in this country? The only way possible is to demand that the right thing is done. It is unacceptable that we have an abysmal maintenance/renovation culture. It is unacceptable that the authorities we put in power have misplaced priorities. It is unacceptable that we have money to build a cathedral and think that God will bless us when people are still dying of poverty and hunger. It is unacceptable that some hospitals do not have ambulances yet our leaders are prioritizing drones because someone needs that drone-contract. It is unacceptable that the government might claim that they do not have money to renovate Korle-Bu because the budget for 2018/2019 has already been read. It is unacceptable that we are the only country in history able to find thousands of dollars to fly across continents to footballers during a World Cup(yes, I will never forget) yet anytime a plea is sent for an extra drug to be added under the NHIS, the excuse is that the spine of the NHIS might break. Lastly, it is unacceptable that you do not find all these things happening unacceptable. By : Naa Adzoa Adzeley Boi-Dsane Email- firstname.lastname@example.org www.adzeleydeluxy.wordpress. com]]>
Simon El-Longwell reveals his intents for PUSAG Presidency 2022
The mantle of leadership transcends from one generation to another successive one which builds a large prospects of development in our various institutions, organizations and perhaps countries. (more…)
Crazy online gaming Wins: Biggest in the world!
The online gaming and esports industry has boomed in recent years, with millions of individuals taking part in these games worldwide.
With such explosive growth, there have consequently been a number of substantial prize purses, made all the more fascinating due to their sheer magnitude. Similarly, staggering winnings are sometimes seen by online gamblers, too. For example,’BetMGM Awards Over $800K’ was recently in the news in one lucky US state.
While we can’t tell you how to get lucky when gambling or gaming online, we are going to show you some of the biggest wins from online gaming.
How do Gamers Win Money?
Below, we’re going to show you how gamers have made money by winning some of the most prestigious online gaming tournaments in the world. But, there are other ways these professional gamers make money.
Some have paid sponsorships and partnerships with gaming companies, computer brands, and even global giant drinks manufacturers like Red Bull and Mountain Dew.
Others are paid salaries from the teams or leagues they belong to – it really is just like any other sport in this regard.
1. Fortnite World Cup (2019) – $30.4 million
It’s no secret that Fortnite is one of the most popular video games in the world right now, and the first-ever Fortnite World Cup is also one of the highest-ever online gaming wins.
In 2019, over $30 million was awarded to the winning players – the winning solo player, Kyle Giersdorf, took home $3 million, while David W and Emil Pedersen split $3 million between them as the top-ranking duo.
Winning contests isn’t the only way players earn from Fortnite, though. It also has a huge following on Twitch, with many gamers making a decent amount of money from live-streaming their gameplay to their adoring fans.
Fans have to pay to subscribe to their favorite channels, and there are often different tiers available for those who wish to show more support. So, for someone streaming a popular game such as Fortnite, this is a great way to make a steady income.
2. Honor of Kings World Championship Cup (2021) – $7.7 million
Last year’s Honor of Kings tournament, the World Championship Cup, was hosted in Beijing. Twelve teams of the best Honor of Kings players entered the contest, with the winning team ultimately taking home a cool $7.7 million between them.
The battle was closely fought between two teams, Gank Gaming and QG Happy, with the latter eventually coming in the number-one spot and claiming the colossal prize.
The tournament is going to be even bigger in 2022, with a prize pool of $10 million for the winning team. It’s expected that 16 teams will take part in this year’s event.
3. Call of Duty League Championship (2020) – $4.6 million
Call of Duty has been popular for almost two decades – fans were playing the series long before online gaming and esports became big. But, it’s only more recently that players have been able to make considerable sums of money from playing their favorite first-person shooter.
Call of Duty is so popular it’s not just one event but an entire league dedicated to it! At the end of the League, Dallas Empire won the Championship event and netted themselves the tidy sum of $1.5 million.
4. The International 10 (2020) – $40 million
Dota 2’s annual championship event in 2020 was the biggest of its kind to date, and one of the biggest ever online gaming wins ever. With a total prize fund of $40 million, it’s no surprise that the 16 teams who entered fought so fiercely to emerge victorious.
After various rounds and stages, Team Spirit from Russia netted themselves over $18 million to share between them. The tournament was held in Bucharest, Romania, at the Arena Naţională.
Aren’t esports exciting? It’s one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, and it has only just begun to hit its stride. So, expect the prize funds given out at these tournaments to grow year on year.
If you keep practicing your favorite game, maybe you too could one day join the likes of these players and teams above and become a multi-millionaire overnight.
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The number of gamers has skyrocketed in Africa, going from 77 million in 2015 to over 185 million by the end of 2021. Driven by ever-improving Internet access and the increasing affordability of smartphones, mobile gaming is leading the way. Estimations project that nearly 95% of African gamers use mobile devices. With 650 million smartphones in circulation, the mobile gaming market is even expected to grow at an annual 12%. And as gaming booms across the continent, so thrives the demand for games made in Africa. (more…)
Best small business ideas to promote online
If you have a passion for doing something but are lacking the capital you may be wondering how to start a small business with little money. Well, you are not alone. There are thousands of people just like you who are looking for the best ways to make money. The internet is a great resource for finding your clients. On the platforms like https://fee4bee.com/, you can use your skills and expertise to start your own small business and offer your services to sell a product online.
First, you must decide on your small business idea. Before choosing an idea, be sure to get some input from friends and family members. Often, they can help you come up with ideas that will help you earn money while still having a great time. And don’t forget to have fun while working! It’s very important to find a business idea that you can enjoy.
Starting a small business in Сanada
You have decided that starting a small business in Canada is the right choice for you. While it might seem like an overwhelming task, it does not have to be. You can start your own business while working your current job and still have time to devote to your new venture. Start by developing a business plan, which will outline your goals, milestones and success measures. Some of the most important parts of a business plan include the objective of the business, the market position, the competitive landscape, financials, and target market information. Before submitting your plan, you should know the differences between the various business structures that are available in Canada.
A winning business idea is essential to starting a small business. When creating your business plan, focus on the latest technologies and trends, and fill a gap in your local industry. You should also consider the needs and interests of potential customers to ensure that you have a profitable business.
Small business ideas for little money
There are countless small business ideas for little money out there, but which one is right for you? While money is always a motivation to get started, there’s more to the idea than just making money. To find the right idea for you, bounce it off of friends and family to get their feedback. Also, don’t be afraid to have fun while you’re working! Listed below are some of the most popular small businesses:
- Handyperson. One of the best small business ideas to start is to provide a service. Although this may not be the most passive form of self-employment, it is a viable choice if you have specific skills and time that others would be willing to pay for. Such businesses can range from home repairs to building construction. To be a handyman you don’t need a large amount of capital to get started.
- Furniture assembling. If you know how to assemble Ikea furniture, you can start a profitable business. As the popularity of Ikea furniture grows, you can expand the service to other areas. Who knows maybe someday you grow into a full furniture factory.
- The pet industry is also ripe for small business ideas. From grooming services to dog walking services there are countless opportunities. Dog walking is a common service, and you can set a schedule for walks and charge a flat rate. You can also offer pet boarding services if you are interested in earning extra money.
- Video content making. If you want to run a small business, you can opt for video production. Video content is popular across various social media platforms and on the internet. Whether you wish to produce videos for your own business or for clients, you can learn the skills of cutting, editing and shooting videos. Even if you do not have any previous experience in video production, there are many online courses that will teach you the skills.
- If you’ve recently quit your job and still have the expertise to offer, you can turn that knowledge into a business. Consulting services, for example, are in high demand, with a $263.5 billion market expected by 2022. You can turn your knowledge and experience into a business by filling a need in the market. Many consultants are needed across different industries, and they charge for their services.
These small business ideas are a great source of extra cash, and they’ll also give you a sense of independence. So, start today. Don’t wait until your next paycheck is coming in – invest in yourself and your small business idea today.
How to promote small businesses online?
There are many cost-effective ways to promote small businesses online. Two models of promoting your business online include your own website promotion and cooperation with grand marketplaces.
Not for all the local businesses you need a business website. You have to build high-quality landing pages on your site and budget for large expenses so that the website generates income.
If you don’t have the time or the budget to do this yourself, you can consider alternative ways to promote online. Social media presence and services marketplaces are great places to list your business for free. These sites are often well-known with high search engine rankings. Listed businesses tend to get local customers. Profiles on these marketplaces don’t take long to set up and can help you promote your business to nearby customers.
Reviews are another way to get local customers to try your business. Word-of-mouth can be very powerful for your small business. Getting customer feedback on services platforms is the best. This way, potential customers can read what others have to say about your business and decide if it is the one for them.
Another free way to promote your business is through social media. Tik-tok, Instagram, and Pinterest are among the most popular social media sites. Make sure to include your contact information on your page, and create useful and engaging content to attract users. These platforms are great for local businesses because they can promote their products and services 24/7.
Using video on your social media is a great way to reach a wide audience for free. Also, you can use hashtags and contests to increase your exposure. Update your profile regularly. And don’t forget to follow your competitors, too. These social media sites are a great way to reach local customers.
EMY Africa CEO, Kojo Soboh ranks among 50 Top Young CEOs in Ghana
EMY Africa CEO, Kojo Soboh has been ranked among Avance Media and YCEO Africa’s Top 50 Young CEOs in Ghana for 2022.
The YCEO top 50 young CEOs in Ghana is a yearly classification which acknowledge and recognizes young Ghanaian Chief Executives Officers who are contributing to various sectors of the economy, including sports, manufacturing, agriculture, social entrepreneurship, energy, entertainment, real estate, health media among others.
An official tweet by Avance Media Africa on June 27, applauded Kojo for being one of the selected young leaders ranked among the 2022 Top 50 Young CEOs in Ghana.
The congratulatory message requested the public to visit http://yceo.votinghubgh.com to vote for the 2022 Young CEO of the Year.
The selection of the winner will be from the 50 and will be decided by the public in a 100 percent voting exercise before official declaration of the eventual winner.
Making a remark on the ranking, Kojo said, “It’s a big honour to be named as part of the 50 top young CEOs in Ghana for 2022. This means more to me and my team of other young dedicated staff who are vibrant and zealous about Emy Africa’s mission and assignments”.
“At Emy Africa, we celebrate and recognize people’s achievements. It is the reason why I am elated that the works of EMY is also being recognized by YCEO Africa and Avance Media” Kojo said.
“When you get recognition for the things you do out of passion, it brings more fulfilment to do more to cause positive change in society” he added.
Other key young leaders who made it to the list this year include, Emmanuel Kojo Jones-Mensah; CEO of Empire Domus, Sadiq Abdulai Abu; CEO of 3 Music Networks, Sammi Awuku; CEO of NLA, Gwyneth Gyimah Addo; CEO of HairSenta and Dentaa Amoateng MBE; CEO and president of GUBA Enterprise.
Kojo is the founder and executive director of EMY Africa, which produces the annual EMY Africa Awards, One of West Africa’s biggest and most prestigious awards event and the quarterly EMY Africa Magazine.
The awards and its complementary events have been carefully designed to celebrate men’s achievements across local industry, community, culture and public service to inspire the youth to aspire to be better.
Every year, the Awards also gives complementary honours to women who have made an impact in society.
The EMY Africa Awards have honored an impressive list of inspiring personalities including former President of Ghana, John Agyekum Kufuor, Tony Elumelo (Founder & CEO, United Bank of Africa), Togbe Afede XIV (President, African World Airlines ), His Eminence Sheikh Dr Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu (Chief Iman of Ghana), Sir Sam Jonah (CEO, Jonah Capital), Abedi Pele (Ghanaian football legend), Azumah Nelson (boxing legend), Meiwey (Ivorian music legend),Marufatu Abiola Bawuah (Regional CEO for UBA, West Africa), Togbe Afede XIV (President of the Asobgli Traditonal Area and Executive chairman- World Trade Center , Accra), Patricia Obo-Nai (CEO, Vodafone Ghana), Dr Daniel McKorley (CEO, McDan Shipping), to name a few.
Kojo was named among the top 50 young CEOs in Ghana in 2019 by Avance media. He was also named in the 2021 African Event Influencers list by Avance media and Oasis Magazine. In 2018, Forbes Africa Magazine featured him as one of the finest emerging event managers in Ghana. Kojo is very thrilled to be part of a platform that inspires people to be better.
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