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Students from the University of Edinburgh start petition to abolish colonial hair rule in Ghanaian Schools

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Some students from the University of Edinburgh have started a petition around discussions about the rule of shaving hair in Ghanaian schools and other treatment meted out on students in their access to education. The group thinks that rules that do not benefit us should be changed and people be given the opportunity to make decisions on their appearance no matter where they find themselves.

They have started a petition on Change.org,  which is an advocacy to change systems that are deeply rooted in colonialism and discrimination. You can sign the petition here 

The petition reads:

“Students with hair don’t study, they don’t have the time to concentrate on their studies; Students with hair are arrogant, students with hair are…” This prejudice has perpetuated our educational institutions for decades. All over the world, students’ academic performance is in no way dependent on the growth of the hair but on an individual’s own zeal to excel and on the quality of education provided.

His Excellency the President of Ghana, the Government of Ghana, and the Ministry of Education.

We are strong believers in your words and vision for a progressive society for all Ghanaians.  A place we would one day be proud to call our homeland. Despite our many challenges, we share in your belief that “Ghanaians are a restless, questing, hopeful people” who strive to make Ghana a better country. Yet for years, as our leaders, you have allowed us to be held down by practices originating from our colonial masters that hold no true value in our society today. You have continually represented Ghanaians in the fight against foreign control. Why then do leaders in our institutions keep holding us to policies imposed on us by slave masters and meant to degrade us? I think we must be educated on the real reasons students are required to cut down their hair in our educational institutions; an environment meant to teach us about our history and empower us to apply the knowledge learned to better our country. This policy, although not official, is compulsory in all primary and secondary government schools with various consequences including physical abuse, verbal abuse, emotional abuse, and being exempted from both school and external examinations. Please, His Excellency, I believe you must enlighten us on why you continue to allow such practices to go on long after our founding leaders and forefathers’ spilled their blood to free us from the cruelties that were perpetrated on our soil. More than 60 years after our independence, young students: mostly female, are made to cut off their hair before they get access to education. The mental shackles of slavery are still in the possession of most African leaders and placed around the necks of innocent citizens.

Angel Kabonu, President of the National Association of Graduate Teachers  (NAGRAT) was reported to have said that “what I gathered was that when Caucasians students cut their hair to the level of black ladies, it makes them look very ugly and it can even affect their looks so Caucasian students are not allowed to cut their hair. There is no rule in the Ghana Education Service concerning Caucasians in Ghana because we are not Caucasians, we are Negroes.”

He said we are Negroes. He used a denigrating term that was used to refer to us by colonial and slave masters. Some may believe there’s no issue with an African man using the term but I believe we shouldn’t affirm words, terms, or policies used by cruel men. Besides this point, a high-ranking official implied that Ghanaian female students look ugly and unkept with hair.

Also, we have leaders who continue to silence those who voice their opinions on the matter. Recently, an issue surfaced with a couple of students being denied admission due to their hair, Education Minister, Dr. Yaw Osei told us to stop wasting our precious time discussing hair-related issues while others are going to Mars. It is rather unfortunate he finds this issue not worth his time when it concerns a student’s access to education that was promised to every Ghanaian. In response to his statement, we would like to bring to his notice that his educational directives have failed to provide students with the needed infrastructure and motivations for students to aspire to create projects of such heights. This alarming statement made by someone of his caliber is an insult to all who have been deeply affected by this situation as a way to shut them up.

Based on our research and the personal experience of many including ourselves, we have listed the reasons we believe this practice must be abolished.

REASONS WHY THIS RULE MUST BE ABOLISHED

1. Its Origin is Colonial 

“Historically, African Hair was symbolic of an individual’s background and traditions. The styles held social significance and were used in social rituals. Owing to the uniqueness and texture of African Hair, it can be styled in complex and varied ways”.

“During the time of slavery, Europeans shaved the heads of enslaved Africans upon arrival to America in an attempt to dehumanize and break the African spirit. It also represented a removal of any trace of African identity”.

According to Nambe Patrick, a blogger, this originated during the colonial era, when local girls attending ‘castle schools’ were forced to shave their heads as a distinguishing feature between them and the ‘mulatto’ children. During that era, some women were also forced to shave their heads because their hair was supposedly “confusing” white men. Therefore, it’s very perplexing why a rule so racist and degrading, rooted in colonialism, is still strictly enforced by our own people.

The Executive Director of the National Commission on Culture made in a statement that the affected Rastafians submit themselves to the rules and regulations of the institutions: rules and regulations that were born out of colonialism in an attempt to erase our culture and pride. A sector she is trying to preserve.

2. It Promotes the Misconceptions About the African Hair

Girls attending public schools in Ghana have been required to have short hair since the 1960s. It was thought to prevent lice, reduce costs, and minimize rivalry among students, as black hair is costly to maintain. One of the reasons it is seen to be expensive is because we are not taught to appreciate our natural hair or taught to maintain it from a young age. Despite popular beliefs, it is possible to maintain Ghanaian hair with just a comb and shea butter.

We have been conditioned to refer to our hair as”bushy”. Note, another colonial description for grown African hair. Mr. Kabonu also said the “maintenance of a bushy hair also distracts the students from concentrating” on their academic work. If that is the issue, why not allow our students to wear them straight in schools. It is also high time we became actively aware of the words used to describe ourselves.

Another reason according to him is to maintain a “uniform look” (whatever that means) for students and believes “the rule is part of the discipline that students are supposed to be subjected when in school.”

Here is another misconception: It is believed that the African hair is unruly and cannot be well-groomed. Also, to discipline our children, they must have their heads shaved. Yet again another colonial mentality: “Shave their heads and subdue them”.

Besides, why should shaved heads be used to promote uniformity? School uniforms are already in existence. Everyone is unique, and we shouldn’t aim to create carbon copies in our school.

Mr. Kabonu also claimed that students in some cases “put materials in their hair and take it to the examination center” and said students have several times been caught with such materials in their hair.

The failure of the government and leaders in our educational sector to curb the rising incidence of examination malpractices should not be blamed on hair, otherwise, students should be asked to write examinations without clothes too.

3. It Fails to Empower Female Students

Short hair is thought to indicate that a young lady has not reached the age of consent, therefore is off-limits to interested men.

We should endeavor to empower young girls to speak and stand up for themselves against predators from a young age. Let her be thought to say “no” to a man she is not interested in. Shaving-off her hair must not be used as a means to deflect sexual advances. This is societies’ attempt to interfere with a young woman’s sexuality. This is the same for breast ironing and female genital mutation. The Ghanaian society is plagued with female discriminatory practices which need to be tackled. Accepting a way of life just because it’s convenient does not grow a nation but rather retards growth.

A young lady should have a voice to speak up to her colleagues and teachers. Better still, teach her to do so and stop trying to change her looks. A young lady should be allowed to wear her hair anyhow she feels most comfortable and confident: short, long, afro, straight or braided.

4. It Eliminates the Choice Factor

According to the Chairman of the Ghana Education Service (GES) Council, Michael Nsowah Adjei, “for many of the schools, and also for economic reasons, they will prefer that the students don’t waste too much time going to expensive salons, so they advise that the students keep their hair low, so they can concentrate on their studies and it has become a norm”

Ladies should be given the mantle to decide on how they want to keep their hair and at what cost. Also, there are no studies to affirm that students with hair are at an academic disadvantage because of distractions by their hair. Even if that’s the case, students should be taught the right way to manage their hair, as school, is an institution meant to educate.

We are advocating for the freedom to choose for all regardless of their economic status. No one should have the right to determine for another what they can or cannot afford. We seem to forget the importance of having a choice and to have that taken away from you. This is a basic human right violation.

It is common knowledge that some teachers spitefully make students cut their hair before school holidays so that students are not able to grow or braid their hair while away from school. According to them, it would make them feel “arrogant”. This is also usually done right before the final examination ends, although they are very much aware that most ladies are eager to start growing after their last BECE or WASSCE paper. This is unquestionably bullying by teachers and abuse of power by persons in authority.

RECOMMENDATIONS

  1.  This rule must be abolished at all levels in schools. Its supposed benefits are unfounded and it’s rooted in colonialism.
  2.  The choice must be made available for students and parents of minors.
  3.  There should be clear guidelines to schools and school authorities regarding the policy changes. A policy change should not be a motivation for authorities to find different ways to oppress so-called “undisciplined students” just as was the case for the abolishing of caning in school. Authorities found means to torture and terrorize students.
  4. Students should be made aware of their right as an individual to choose.
  5. Students should be taught across all our educational institutions how to properly take care of their hair, be it natural, straightened, permed, or short.
  6. Facilities or provisions should be made across boarding schools to provide access to hair care services.
  7. Teachers who take advantage of this colonial rule to oppress students by meting out severe punishment should be educated and taught to focus their energies on empowering their students.

We do recognize there are reasons why some still believe this policy needs to still be applied today. We believe this policy is not necessary and holds no real benefits and are happy to engage in meaningful discussions that would yield the best results for all affected personnel and institutions.

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Top Tips to Look like a Celebrity with Botox

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If you are constantly reading the celebrity gossip columns and want to look as good as the celebrities that you admire, you might be considering getting Botox to achieve this. Many celebrities get Botox to help them to retain their youthful looks, and you can too. So, read on to find out how you can look like a celebrity and get the right amount of Botox for you and your skin.

·      Get the Right Amount

There have been many celebrities who have opted for too much Botox and who have been known to have a frozen face or arched eyebrows after consecutive Botox sessions. Although you might want to look like a celebrity, getting too much Botox is not the way to do this, and it is much more important that your Botox can look natural. Therefore, you should speak to a professional about how much Botox you will need. You might also decide to avoid getting Botox at a young age and ensure that you do not have injections too often to prevent negative side effects.

·      Get Botox for the Right Reasons

Rather than just getting Botox for the sake of it, you should consider getting Botox to erase frown lines, laugh lines, and crow’s feet around your face. Many people develop wrinkles on their forehead and around their eyes and this can make them look older or can damage their self-esteem. However, the right Botox procedure can help to minimize the appearance of these for a long time to come, especially if you remember to get frequent Botox treatments, which is what celebrities do.

·      Find a Professional

Although you might be looking for the cheapest option when it comes to Botox, you need to make sure that you are being seen by a professional who has a lot of experience in the field. For instance, at Dermani Med Spa, they can help you to get the Botox treatments that you need in a welcoming environment. They also offer a range of other treatments, such as laser hair removal and even facials that can allow you to indulge your skin and enjoy a little added luxury in your life, while keeping you looking your best for a long time to come. You should always make sure that you check the credentials of the professional that you are being seen by and discuss what you want out of the procedure with them before you go ahead with it.

·      Keep These Treatments Up

However, the reason that celebrities look so good is that they can keep these treatments up. The effects of Botox might fade over time, especially if you do not look after your skin, and so it is important to visit the clinic regularly to keep the effect that you are going for and make it long-lasting.

·      Prepare for the Cost

You should know that more celebrities have Botox than other people because it can be costly, especially if you have it for a long time. You should always research the cost, avoid skimping on the cost if it will result in lower quality treatment, and try to save up for the treatment or opt for a loan that can help you to get the Botox you need when you need it.

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GOtv is set to launch a new package: GOtv SUPA

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When it comes to the best quality local entertainment, GOtv certainly delivers the best. This festive season, the proudly African entertainment provider is reaffirming its commitment to audiences by introducing a brand-new package that packs a Supa punch, without putting extra pressure on the purse strings. GOtv Supa is coming to African audiences from 1st November 2021, a perfect addition to GOtv’s selection of packages.

 

“With the festive season fast approaching, families need affordable ways to spend time together, we hope the launch of this entertainment-focused package will do exactly that. And bring families together during this special time of year,” said GOtv General Manager, Mercy Clottey.

 

The brand new GOtv Supa package will offer a range of lifestyle and entertainment channels, featuring more entertainment for the kids, more drama-filled telenovelas, and more proudly local content. It’s an affordable upgrade that unlocks a world of the finest entertainment for the entire family – the ultimate gift this festive season.  This new package will focus on an extensive catalogue of general entertainment channels even though no additional sports channels are added, GOtv Supa subscribers will be able to view all the sporting action available on GOtv Max..

 

In terms of home entertainment, GOtv Supa is set to become a game-changer. It joins an already extensive entertainment family within the GOtv offering, with tailored options from GOtv Lite to GOtv Max available in regions such as Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Namibia, and Nigeria. With the additional channels, there is certainly something for everyone to enjoy on GOtv SUPA.

 

Some of the channels included in the new GOtv SUPA package are: Honey, Africa Magic Urban, ROK, Akwaaba Magic, WWE, TLNovelas, Novela Magic​, Kix, and Boomerang to mention a few. ​

 

This new GOtv Supa package will appeal to audiences all over Africa and, in terms of what’s on offer on the various channels, the proof is in the pudding. Here are a few of the brilliant shows and channels to look out for on GOtv Supa:

Love Me

Family secrets, scandalous love affairs and betrayal all come to light when a wealthy chief decides to reveal all. How will his family cope with the revelations? Find out Mondays to Fridays at 19:30 CATon ROK 2, GOtv Channel 17.

Akwaaba Magic

Enjoy premium 24-hour general entertainment channel that offers a mix of locally produced drama, comedy, thrillers and many more content for the Ghanaian market.

WWE

Catch If you’re in the mood for on-screen action, the WWE channel is where you can catch your favourite wrestlers in action on a channel dedicated to showcasing their talent.

Boomerang 

Cartoon lovers and kids will love this channel. It’s already become a household staple when it comes to pay-tv children’s channels and features some of the world’s most iconic characters.

Honey

HONEY is a bold, unscripted lifestyle TV channel for interrogative and connected Africans. The channel is about celebrating and exploring African lives and loves, and the content is focused on lifestyle, fashion, food, weddings, dating, as well as reality.

 

 

This is only a glimpse of what you can expect to enjoy when you subscribe to GOtv Supa. Visit our website or download the GOtv App to update your current subscription or finally make the leap and join the GOtv family. Here’s to a truly SUPA festive season with GOtv!

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New World Best Way to Level Engineering Skill

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If you want to live longer in Amazon’s New World gameplay, you must grasp three major skills and abilities to progress your character, including trade skills, core stats and weapon mastery. The trade skills are divided into three parts, such as Gathering Skills, Refining Skills and Crafting Skills. The Engineering is a Crafting Trade Skill, when you level up this skill and you will get more recipes and more powerful versions of them. So, what are the best and fastest ways to level up your Engineering Skill in New World?

 

What can we do with New World Engineering Skill?

When a player has learned an Engineering Skill, he or she is allowed to use this skill to create ranged weapons, including bows and muskets. And what’s more, to make full use of ranged weapons, you are allowed to use this skill to create ammunition. Higher levels of engineering allow players to build better and more powerful weapons, as well as improve their equipment scores.

 

Benefits of Leveling up Engineering

As we mentioned above, Engineering can be used to create Weapons and Ammunition and these two items are best-selling items in New World for they are the most basic requirements in this game! If you are a senior engineer who can build high quality weapons and ammunitions, you must be popular among the market! So, to level up your engineering skill and craft high quality items will help players to earn more New World Gold via selling these items on the market!

 

When you craft an item using Azoth, you increase your chances of gaining privileges. You can also make some quality melee weapons, such as swords and hammers and then sell them to small settlements such as town projects.

 

How to Level Up fast Engineering Skill?

If you want to level up engineering skill fast, the most effective way is to make as many iron cartridges and arrows as possible. And to make cartridges and arrows, you must equip enough resources with iron ore, wood for timber and charcoal, saltpeter for gunpowder, and feathers for arrows. Along mining these resources, your Mining skill can be also upgraded.

 

Just find a spot with iron veins, where can help you can mine easily! And then start your work! After your iron ore are full of inventory, and then you can reach to a settlement. And to get iron ingots, you need to smelt everything together! After that, go to the Workshop crafting station to craft cartridges or arrows. The cartridge requires additional steps to make, but it helps to improve your engineering level faster.

 

You need saltpeter, which is usually found in mines and used to make gunpowder. Feathers, on the other hand, are easier to obtain because turkeys are ubiquitous. Kill them and skin them for their feathers, then cut down the wood and turn it into wood to make iron arrows.

 

This method will cost you a lot of time, but mass-producing cartridges and arrows seems to be the best way for New World Engineering to reach level 50 so far.

 

If you want to make money in New World, leveling up Engineering Skill is one of the important way! On the other hand, you can also choose to purchase NW Gold at Z2U.com. Here, you can find cheap New World Coins for Sale, cheaper than others, ultra fast delivery in 10 minutes, huge stock to ensure you can get your products quickly, and friendly live support will help you to solve problems!

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Designer Shopping Tips For The Black Friday Sales

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Black Friday has really taken off over the past several years. The annual sale, which was originally initiated in the United States and takes place on Thanksgiving weekend, is now also a bigger shopping event on this side of the pond than Boxing Day Sales.

 

To prevent getting caught up in Black Friday excitement and ending up with a lot of unwanted objects in your wardrobe, we’ve put together a list of questions to ask yourself before making any designer Black Friday sales purchases.

 

Do you own similar items already?

 

Begin by acknowledging what you lack and require. Do you own anything similar in your wardrobe that performs the same task? Make a list of things you want to buy and stick to it before you go shopping so that you don’t make impulse purchases that you’ll later regret.

 

Take a good look at your wardrobe and put anything you haven’t worn in the last six months in storage; if something has remained unworn for more than six months, it’s unlikely to be worn again soon. Only then will you notice the holes in your collection.

 

What if it wasn’t on sale?

 

It’s easy to get carried away while purchasing on sale, but items that have been severely discounted aren’t a bargain if you won’t use them. It isn’t worth spending even half of what it costs if you wouldn’t buy it at full price.

 

To save money, remember that the greatest bargains only apply to clothing you’ll wear on a regular basis rather than clothing that will be stored in your closet.

 

Is it love?

 

Buying something should make you feel good. It’s pointless to buy anything unless it makes you feel awkward or gives you any cause for worry. Shopping should make you grin from ear to ear.

 

Does it work with other items you own?

 

If you must obtain additional goods to complete an item, don’t buy it. If a component is correct, it should work with your current pieces; otherwise, it will go unused in your closet.

 

Have you done enough research?

 

Do your homework ahead of time – most stores will tell you what they plan to do ahead of time, so make sure you know where to get the greatest bargains. If you’re looking for a certain designer item that is available at multiple shops, this is especially crucial. Looking around in advance might save you a lot of money.

 

Are you panicking?

 

The Black Friday sales are only the beginning of a lengthy line of sales, so if you don’t obtain what you want right away, relax and wait for the next chance. The January sales are fast approaching, and you may have better luck the next time around. When it comes to transportation, don’t just grab anything that’s on sale for the sake of it; wait for the best deals.

 

Is it on-trend?

 

Avoid trendy things and stick to long-lasting investments. While everyone on the front row may be wearing that exact thing this season, it’s likely to look outdated quickly, and if it’s already on sale, the moment may have passed. Pick capsules that are unlikely to get old.

 

FAQ

 

Now that you have some questions to ask yourself regarding whether a Black Friday sale is worth it, let’s take a look at some other questions that might help with your journey. After all, the more information you have, the better a purchase will be!

 

What is the difference between Cyber Monday and Black Friday?

 

Black Friday and Cyber Monday aren’t really that different; both provide massive discounts and take place either side of a weekend of sales shopping. It’s always worth keeping an eye out, however, since certain fashion labels may execute separate offers on the two days.

 

If you missed out on getting the product you desired on Black Friday, it may be available on Cyber Monday. It’s well worth a look.

 

Are the sales only available in store?

No, many of the same discounts and offers are also readily available over the internet. Today, there are more options for consumers than ever before, and some of the internet’s top retailers offer a wide range of goods. Shopping in the comfort of your own home may be a fantastic method to avoid the notoriously loud crowds and lengthy queues that exist at certain stores.

Why are the costs of goods so low at some shops?

Retailers provide goods at such low costs in order to increase their profit margins when the items are purchased in large quantities. It’s also a method of making space for new products by offering bargain-basement pricing on existing inventory.

 

 

 

 

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Facebook launches 2021 edition of “My Digital World” across Sub-Saharan Africa E

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Facebook has announced the launch of the 2021 edition of “My Digital World”. Originally launched in June 2020, ‘My Digital World is a digital literacy program which is accessible across Sub-Saharan Africa  and designed to provide young people and the general public with the skills needed to navigate digital spaces safely and responsibly.  The 2021 edition of “My Digital World” is now accessible on the new website https://mydigitalworld.fb.com/ssa/ that hosts new updated content that is relevant to today’s realities.

 

The program provides educators and trainers with training and resources to reach young people across Sub-Saharan Africa, equipping them with information and skills to help them thrive in an increasingly complex and digitally connected world.

 

“Through My Digital World, Facebook is reaching learners across the region and shaping the Sub-Saharan digital community for the better,” Phil Oduor, Policy Programs Manager for Economic Impact and Digital Literacy at Facebook said, “Designed for young people aged 13 – 18 years in high-tech and low-tech communities, the content has adaptable step-by-step instructions to fit their needs and learning environment. The lessons help participants learn tangible skills such as protecting personal information, identifying reputable sources, understanding misinformation themes, and recognizing healthy online relationships.”

 

‘My Digital World’ lessons are divided across six content pillars:

  • Introduction to Digital Learning:Demonstrating to learners what the internet is, identifying information that can be shared over the internet, determining various methods for accessing information online, and identifying the benefits, roles, and responsibilities of digital citizenship.
  • Digital Foundations: Teaching learners how to leverage tools to protect their digital devices and their personal information online, as well as that of others.
  • Digital Wellness:Supporting learners’ ability to engage with others (both individuals and the larger collective) online in empathic and positive ways, protect their physical and mental health, and explore their identities.
  • Digital Engagement:Helping learners develop executive functioning, critical thinking, and the skills needed to evaluate and share media and information online, as well as engage with different cultures and contexts.
  • Digital Empowerment:Helping learners use technology and social media to create positive change and better opportunities for themselves, their communities, and the world.
  • Digital Opportunities:Preparing learners to create the next wave of technology and succeed in their careers and pathways.

 

Over the years, Facebook has trained thousands of African youths through existing digital literacy programs across Sub saharan Africa such as ‘Safe Online with Facebook’ in Nigeria, ‘Ilizwe Lam’ in South Africa and ‘eZibo’ in Zambia.  With the program also successfully implemented in Ethiopia, Côte D’Ivoire, Kenya and Senegal,  “My Digital World” will, this year, be launched in Ghana, in partnership with Junior Achievement Ghana.

 

All content is available and can be accessed for free, the program will be available in English, French, Kiswahili, and Amharic.

 

‘My Digital World’ partnered with organizations across Sub-Saharan Africa to develop the learning modules and resources in the curriculum. The list of the partners can be found in this link: https://mydigitalworld.fb.com/ssa/

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What defines a credible local moving company?

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Relocation is such a complex thing to do in which there are numerous numbers of tasks which you have to complete. The job will become easier by hiring one of the best trusted local moving companies. You can do this only after investigating everything about the organization but you might be confused in knowing the things that make a company credible. This is the time when there is an innumerable number of queries that run around in your mind and which you should answer when it comes to shifting your home. Check out the things that make a company reliable.

Registration

One of the best trusted local moving companies has proper insurance and license. So, when it comes to hiring a reliable company, you should check the license number of the company. They will only be able to provide you with the proper guidance which you will require during relocation.

 Technology savvy

Check if the moving company you are trying to hire is technical savvy or not. In these days of advanced technology and the internet, it has become crucial to get services from a company that is technically savvy and has all the updated tools and techniques which help them in serving the moving with ease.

Are they online?

A well-reputed and reliable moving company have a good website. There are thousands of companies present out there and if one is not online then it indicates that the company could be a scam. Also, make sure that all the details related to the company including the charges or moving are given on the website.

Request for a free estimate

To know whether you can trust a particular moving company or not, you should request a free estimate from a company. Federal Motor Carriers safety administration requires moving companies to give a free in-home moving estimate. During the communication when getting a moving quote will tell you a lot about the moving company. If an organization does not seem interesting in knowing the weight of stuff and the volume of stuff you want to shift and to know all the other details regarding the move then this is a red flag. Also, the way they communicate tells you a lot about their professionalism and credibility. These days because of the corona pandemic, in-home visits are eliminated from the process and instead of in-home visits, companies do a digital video call to get to know the stuff you possess and to give you a more accurate moving quote.

They should possess a DOT number

You should always work with a certified company and to know whether the movers are licensed or not, it is recommended you check the DOT number present at their license. You can also check the credibility and other documents of a moving company on the Better Business Bureau and can get to know a lot about the kind of services that a company offers to its clients.

Check out the moving reviews

These days all the reputable and professional moving companies are present online regardless of the fact whether they are local or long-distance movers. So, checking reviews about these companies will tell you about the reliability of the company. You should not only read out the reviews given by their past clients but also check the official complaints that have been filed with the FMCSA. These are things that will ensure you about the company and its services.

Be wary of large deposit requirements

In case of a company is asking for a large deposit in advance which is more than 20% of the total amount, it means the company is not legitimate and you should move on to the other one. Even some reputable movers won’t ask for a single penny until the entire process completes.

Confirm that they are the mover not the broker

To find the movers whom you can trust completely, you need to confirm that you are dealing directly with the movers and not with a broker. Usually, a broker does not have any license to ship or transport your belongings, even the one has a deal with several moving companies therefore one will forward the job of transporting items to the company. Therefore, working with a broker comes with a risk and hiring directly a moving company is just an ideal option to relocate with ease.

Wrapping it all up!!!

Checking the credibility of a company requires a lot of research. You need to find out a lot of information regarding one which is the only way to ensure that you are making the deal with the right one. Nowadays, there are a lot of scammers present out there who just want to get money from you and they can also rob you. So, to save yourself make sure you choose only the best company whom you can trust so you don’t regret your decision later.

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