His Excellency Nana Akufo Addo, Ghana’s president on Sunday, 31st October, 2021, led a delegation to Glasgow, Scotland. He together with other world leaders attended the summit of the United Nations on Climate Change.(COP26) The fulcrum around which this conference was held was to help accelerate action towards goals of the Paris agreement and the UN framework convention on climate change.
The bad effects of climate change according to Mario Yazbeck, MD of Fox Cooling Company remains a wrong phenomenon that must be critically addressed. He made this statement sharing in the views of Ghana’s president on the positive ways and measures that should be adopted to enhance climatisation. According to the Fox Cooling Company MD, global warming is a very serious area that has attracted global attention and that, raising defence mechanisms in combating its negative impact must be attacked by global efforts of which Africa, especially Ghana, must not be left out.
Global warming has a tendency of pushing its negative consequences on everything on earth if not effectively tackled, he disclosed. Speaking on the matter, Mr. Yazbeck made reference to certain illegal human activities such as deforestation, fumes from vehicles as some contributing dangers to global warming and further cautioned our collective efforts in arresting this sad spectacle as the effects of global warming is not pleasant,(flood, bush fires, rising sea level ).
He made this statement when he was engaged in an interview with Nana Otu Darko, An ace Broadcaster on his show, Oman Yi Daakye, aired between the hours of 9am and 12pm, Monday to Friday on Light television.
According to research, one particular medium globally endorsed in energy systems control is to ensure proper usage of climate equipments and enhance longevity. As a result, Fox Cooling Company is established with over twelve(12) years of ventilation and air conditioning experience.
With over twenty(20) years of experience in the ventilation and air conditioning industry, Mr Yazbeck has projected the Fox Cooling Company to catch the global eye and currently doubles as the main distributor of DAIKIN, a high hand Japanese technology in Ghana and across the West African Sub-region.
Daikin aims to help solve social and community problems and grow business, and further strives to meet expectations and maintain trust worldwide as a global company that supports human health and comfort while creating new value for air and the environment.
Daikin is one of the world’s revered companies that over the years have grown environmentally friendly practices that has a positive turn on global warming.
Daikin is not only an award winning internationally recognised company but a leading ventilation and aircondition organization with the biggest share of the Ghanaian and West African market. Daikin can equally boast of high quality aircondition and other powerful ventilation materials.
Fox Cooling Company over the years, have provided services to numerous institutions and revered organisations including but not limited to The Eco Bank Ghana, Toyota Ghana Head Office, Kotoka International Airport, McDan Shipping Company, Ministry of Health, Greater Accra Regional Hospital, Ga East Hospital, British Council, Garden City Mall, Kumasi Airport,Jubilee House among others.
AFRICA WORLD AIRLINES PARTNERS ZEEPAY YT CREATORS FESTIVAL 2021
One of Africa’s leading private airline companies, Africa World Airlines partners the Zeepay YT Creators Festival scheduled on the 26th – 28th of November 2021.
The Africa World airlines has demonstrated its commitment to support local projects and initiatives geared towards national growth by throwing such weight behind a festival that will celebrate, inspire and engage local digital content creators.
According to AWA’s management, they believe the YouTube Creators Festival is an excellent initiative especially in today’s digital age, when the entire world is connected by a single medium. They continued to say the platform is an excellent tool for any company looking to reach out to the rest of the world, as a result, they feel that this platform will increase the brand’s exposure and engagement. Africa World Airlines want to be a part of the dynamic team to help promote YouTube Creators in Ghana, Nigeria, and across Africa.
“We are anticipating a lively and highly engaging event. One that will encourage more companies to recognize the platform’s value and the opportunities it may provide for their businesses. We hope that by sponsoring this festival, more people will become aware of the AWA brand and see us as a constructive conversation starter”.
It is surprising to see more corporate brands support the creators festival especially being a maiden edition. Below is a quote from the head of commercial of African World Airlines;
“Africa World Airlines is delighted to be a part of this event. We are always ecstatic to be a part of any unique initiative that aims to raise awareness and progress in Africa.
It is always in our best interests as an airline to provide the greatest possible experience for our passengers, and the only way to do so is through a simple, efficient, and seamless process. We accomplish this by giving passengers digital booking platforms that they can access from anywhere, as well as payment options that include many channels.
In the future, we intend to create even more convenient ways to access our services so that our airline continues to be the domestic airline of choice.
In conclusion, we want to establish reliable and trustworthy relationships with our customers, which is why we’re excited to be a part of this event, which we consider a worthy cause and a wonderful platform for cultivating positive relationships.”
The speakers for this year’s event are Nigerian comedian, Mark Angel, Wode Maya, Kwadwo Sheldon, Bola Ray, Gad Ocran, George Britton, John Dumelo, Jessica Opare – Saforo, Barimah Amoaning Samuel, Steven Ackah, Yonny Friedman, Ama Governor, Nadia Ama Modok, Abeiku Santana, Jordan Palmer,
The event title sponsor is the fastest growing Ghanaian fintech company, Zeepay. Other notable partners include Mentamusic, Avance Media, Year Of Return, Blogging Ghana, Ghana Gold Expo, Outright Plc, Twellium Ghana, Edward Asare, Oasis Magazine Africa, Wiflix Ghana, WatsUp Tv, Digital Times Africa, Ghana. The event is locally powered by Entamoty Media Ltd and ICS Africa.
Africa World Airline currently connect travelers to 8 West African destinations and hope to expand our operations to more. It is in our mission statement to connect Africa to the world through the most efficient, safe, and reliable air transport service and hoping that partnering with this festival will contribute to promoting and achieving this goal.
They believe this event emphasizes the necessity of having a social platform, it’s important to note that we’re on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube. They encourage readers and viewers to follow them on social media to stay up to date on all of the latest promotions, products, and services.
By Barimah Amoaning Samuel
Menta Music Partners Zeepay YT Creators Festival
Menta Music, a leading international Multi-Channel Network (MCN), has joined forces with The Zeepay Yt Creators Festival event happening in Ghana to support the Ghanaian content creators and initiate more innovative value-added services for content creators.
According to recent statistics by the GSS, the number of internet users in Ghana has increased by 943 thousand (+6.4%) between 2020 and 2021. Internet penetration in Ghana stood at 50.0% in January 2021.This is a clear indication of the local digital growth hence the need to explore opportunities and encourage effective collaborations.
This collaborative alliance is not only to support the maiden edition of the YT Creators festival but to also offer support to local creators to get to the heights of their potentials.
Menta Music is a leading YouTube Multi-Channel Network (MCN) focusing on monetizing, managing and promoting digital content & music in Africa and globally. Menta music top quality services include content promotion, rights protection, optimization, first class support in resolving copyright issues and more. They introduce clients to new tools and features and we support a wide and advanced payment method.
Their mission is to provide the creators with excellent innovative value added services to expand their exposure, protect their rights and increase their revenues.
According to the CEO of Menta Music, Yonny Friedman, they are proud and honored to support the YT Creators Festival and to collaborate with Entamoty Media & Mr. Barimah Amoaning Samuel, the creative director of the festival.
The Zeepay YT Creators Festival is the first ever 3 day long (26th – 28th November) independent convention that will bring all content creators across the region to engage, educate and inspire in the global YT community. The conference will be climaxed with the Creators Awards night & Concert, which will recognize hard working and influential content creators in Ghana. The festival is powered locally by Entamoty Media Ltd & ICS Africa With several other local & international partners.
Asantehene and Asanteman endorse Zeepay Mobile Money and its Managing Director Andrew Takyi-Appiah At Akwasidae
Zeepay MD, Andrew Takyi-Appiah officially introduced his company, Zeepay Ghana Limited to Otumfuo Osei Tutu II to seek Otumfuo’s blessings towards Zeepay Mobile Money and donates GHS20,000 to Otumfuo Education Fund.
Asantehene expressed his delight at the wholly Ghanaian-owned mobile money company and commended them for taking the initiative to compete in an industry operated only by foreign companies – MTN Mobile Money, Vodafone Cash and AirtelTigo. Asantehene further mentioned that he is exceptionally excited that one of his own, the late Dr A. K. Appiah is part of the starting founders of Zeepay, and therefore he receives zeepay into Asanteman as his own.
Leading up to Akwasidae, Zeepay stormed Asanteman from Wednesday 27th October 2021 to Sunday 31st October 2021, where it conducted full scale market activations from Ejisu to Anloga Junction with support from local radio stations.
On Thursday, the float moved from Asafo to Adum and finally to Kejetia, announcing Zeepay’s presence in their town and signing locals onto Zeepay Mobile Money. On friday, they visited Suame, Banatama and Abrepo with a crowing program at a local chop bar called “Efie Fufuo” where locals were invited for free fufu with the Zeepay activations team.
The 5 day event was climaxed by meeting the Asantehene at the Akwasidae celebration at Manhyia Palace during which Zeepay presented gifts to the Palace as custom demands. The Asantehene recalled his relationship to the late Dr Anthony Kwasi Appiah (Father to Andrew Takyi-Appiah), an old and dear friend of his and thanked the party for returning his lost son. Finally, he offered his blessings and support to Zeepay Mobile Money. Zeepay’s MD said, “This has been the single most effective campaign we have run in the Ashanti Region. We have indeed been honored to meet with the King to celebrate Akwasidae with the people of Asanteman and to be given the opportunity to donate to the Otumfuo Education Fund”.
In attendance was Paa Kwasi Yankey Chairman of the Board, James Quarshie – Zeepay Club Partner, Dede Quarshie – General Manager Commercial, Felicity Jaforktuk – Product Manager, Gloria Kumi – Service Delivery Manager, Morkor Quarshie – Brand Manager, Oscar Bempong – Author Mindset Revolution, and Mr. Patrick Adjei Kontoh – Liaison Officer to Manhyia Palace.
Zeepay is the fastest growing mobile financial services company across Africa with operations in Ghana and the United Kingdom and terminating to 20 countries across Africa with termination agreements in over 90 jurisdictions globally. We specialize in remittance termination into mobile wallets and are completely network and partner agnostic. We are a wholly owned Ghanaian company and regulated in the UK by Financial Conduct Authority-FCA #592538 and in Ghana by Bank of Ghana- PSD/ZGL/20/03 under the Payment Systems and Services Act, 2019 (Act 987). Zeepay supports Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 3 and is considered a Financial Inclusion Company positioned to improve last mile access. Visit myzeepay.com for more information.
By Morkor Quarshie
ZEEPAY YT CREATORS FESTIVAL APPROVED AS AN OFFICIAL BEYOND THE RETURN EVENT
The Zeepay YT creators Festival has been endorsed as an official “Beyond The Return” event in Ghana. This announcement comes following the committee’s intention to officially announce the full calendar of endorsed events for their annual ‘December in GH’ (December in Ghana) activities.
Beyond the Return” is a follow-up to the successful “Year Of Return” Ghana 2019’ campaign which commemorated the 400th Anniversary of the arrival of the first recorded enslaved Africans in Jamestown Virginia in 1619.
The YouTube Creators Festival is the first-ever 3 day long independent convention that will bring all content creators across the region to engage, educate and inspire in the global YT community. The event is happening from 26th – 28th November 2021. The festival will be climaxed with the Creators Awards night & Concert, which will recognize hard-working and influential content creators in Ghana. The event schedule is as follows;
Thursday 25th November is a press launch, Friday 26th November is Accra City Tour with Influencers from 9am – 1pm, Saturday 27th November is the event’s summit at Zeepay Head office from 9am – 4pm, the influencers party continues on the same date 5pm till you drop at same location. Sunday 28th November is the creators Awards and concert at Accra city Hotel, red carpets starting at 5pm.
Participants & speakers for this year’s event include Nigerian comedian, Mark Angel; one of Africa’s top-ranking vloggers, Wode Maya, Ghanaian Blogger, Zion Felix, Youtuber and content creator, Kwadwo Sheldon; On-Air-Personality, Jessica Opare Saforo, Zeepay CEO Andrew Takyi – Appiah, Creative Director of Zeepay YT Creators Festival, Barimah Amoaning Samuel, Yonny Friedman, Ama Governor, Jordan Palmer, Kajsa Hallberg Adu, Ameyaw Debrah, Bola Ray, Patrick Baah and many other influencers.
The event title sponsor is the fastest growing Ghanaian fintech company, Zeepay, powered by Entamoty Media & ICS Africa. Other notable partners include MX24, Mentamusic, Avance Media, Blogging Ghana, Ghana Gold Expo, Outright Plc, Oasis Magazine Africa, WatsUp Tv, Digital Times Africa, Edwardasare.Com, Music Africa, A2K Bakes, oneplay africa, AIM, Ghana Tech Lab and Entamoty Media.
By Barimah Amoaning Samuel
YT Creators Festival
Leading PR & Rating firm, Avance Media has announced the third edition of the annual and biggest convention of bloggers, journalists, digital influencers and media enthusiasts inGhana.
This year’s summit will come off at the Swiss Spirit Alisa Hotels, North Ridge on Saturday 4th December 2021 from 9am to 4pm.
Tickets for the summit are available via:https://egotickets.com/events/ghana-bloggers-summit-30008or by dialling *713*33*022#
The summit will also feature the GhanaWeb Reporter Contest, where selected participants would be given the opportunity to have a specialised page on GhanaWeb with full access and monetisation opportunities.
The inaugural summit was held in 2019, with famous Nigerian blogger, Linda Ikeji as keynote speaker. Other previous speakers include Nana Aba Anamoah, Patrice Amegashie, Ameyaw Debrah, Ismail Akwei, Jemila Abdulai, Papaga Seckloawu Bless, Eugene Osafo-Nkansah, ElormBeenie.
The 2021 Ghana Bloggers Summit is being hosted by Avance Media with support from ICS Africa and in partnership with Woodin, GhanaWeb, Verna Natural Mineral Water, McBerryBiscuits, Alisa Hotels – North Ridge, Cheezy Pizza, WatsUp TV, SetorNtepe, Infinity Sky Photography and AsuavoSecurity.
More details about the summit are available via https://avancemedia.org/bloggers21
For partnerships and sponsorship kindly contact Avance Media via [email protected] or call +233242307379
Ace broadcaster and CEO of EIB Network Nathan Kwabena Anokye Adisi widely known as Bola Ray has been inducted as the First Vice-Chairman of the India-Africa Trade Council.
Bola Ray made the announcement of his new role on Saturday, October 30 via his official Instagram page.
In making the announcement, he expressed a strong conviction that the new feat would spell a new dawn for Africa and Indian businesses to create lasting relationships for the benefit of both parties.
He wrote “last week, I was inducted into office as the First Vice Chairman of the India Africa Trade Council. It is my earnest hope that this spells a new dawn for African and Indian businesses in creating equitable trade exchanges for mutually beneficial outcomes.”
The India-Africa Trade Council is an entity that engages business in India and African countries offering unparalleled access to industry-specific trade data, business introductions, networking opportunities, education, investment opportunities, documentation, trade license, etc.
Bola Ray has carved a niche for himself having expanded his global footprints by forging unending relationships with organizations and countries around the world.
He has in the past few years opened opportunities and has established Ghanaian and international relationships with France, Britain, Italy, amongst others.
As part of this spur, the astute businessman recently paid a visit to the Morrocan Ambassador to Ghana H.E. Imane Ouaadil, where both parties discussed prospects for Moroccan and Ghanaian relationships.
His drive to ensure that not only Ghana, but Africa extends its wings to the rest of the world in all facets including trade, entertainment, travel, tourism, etc has seen him travel the world to ensure these prospects are established and solidified.
We wish Mr Adisi all the best in his endeavors.
The Author: Senanu Damilola Wemakor
Perspectives, and Business Opportunities available for young Africans in Africa – Edem Farrie
In this piece, Eric Osiakwan, Kris Senanu, Sam Wanjohi, and Paul Barclay Okari,Fintech Entrepreneurs and investors from East Africa, speaks with Edem Farrie on how to be a part of African Continental Free Trade Agreement and why young entrepreneurs should work across the Africa continent.
Africa is predicted to be one of the world’s largest economy’s if all well documented shortcomings are addressed without further delays.
The 54 countries of Africa differ immensely geographically, politically, socially, economically, and culturally.
Facing a long history of colonization, language differences, and the present shadows of foreign influence, the governments of African countries have been working hard to find a common ground to speak a common trade language regardless of each country’s individual challenges.
Few would dispute that corruption tops the list, which causes an inability to effectively tap into each countries human resources, and thus foster an environment of entrepreneurship, and confidence from domestic and foreign investors.
Currently, the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, and the ability to travel abroad, young African entrepreneurs can be conducting business in 54 African countries including Kenya, Tanzania.
That means with a negative covid test, visa (many of the countries are visa free to West Africans) a passport, flight/bus fare, and accommodation, you can do business anywhere across the Continent.
For members states on the continent, this means a highly anticipated wake- up call that will put their respective economies’ on the map against other economy’s like that of the EU, China, and the United States etc,- AFCFTA.
The opportunities African Continental Free trade agreement presents to the young, hungry and budding entrepreneurs in Africa continue to hang in the balance; as so far, the pact signed by 54 African countries, ratified by 41 member states, and a wait on Eritrea to keep up is a highly anticipated agenda.
The African Continental Free trade Agreement holds the potential of connecting 1.3 billion people across the continent with an economic powerhouse of US$3.4 trillion to lift 30 million people out of extreme poverty.
Highlighting on this Eric Osiakwan, managing partner of Chanzo Capital believes the African continent offers a market for young entrepreneurs to leverage on technology to lead innovative businesses. In effect, they have made investments in some businesses in east, west and south of Africa and are working with governments within the sub-region to create a conducive environment for startups to thrive.
According to Kris Senanu , cross-border trade in the East of Africa has been made easier with the use of a common currency. However, for the survival of the pact, member countries should encourage the use of digital currencies. He also added that, an increase in travel experience for young Africans will broaden their knowledge to work with each other hence positively impacting the economies.
Emphasising on the importance of digital payment platform, Paul Barclay Okari, CEO of FinAccess says, it makes the transfer of money on the continent easier; however, to ensure consumers are confident and secure on these digital payment platforms, there is the need to continuously build the platforms to minimise the occurrence of fraud within the cyber space.
According to Sam Wanjohi CEO of Popote Pay, young entrepreneurs should master their art in order to reap the benefits of a unified economy. He also impressed on governments to look beyond their interests and focus on the pact with optimism.
As African youths move towards entrepreneurship necessitated by a lack of jobs in the public sector, these young leaders have already began blazing the trail, a move worthy of emulation.
Edem Farrie – reporter