Kente has become one of the most widely used cloth for social gatherings in Africa and the world at large. Kente originates from Ghana and was formerly associated with royals.

Today, kente has gone through cultural dynamism in which much value has been placed on the traditional way of portraying the African style of dressing through the embroidery of the Ghanaian kente cloth.

The first lady of Ghana who plays significant role in upholding the image of her husband and Ghana is well-known for promoting made in Ghana traditional clothes

H.E Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo is aways seen rocking Ghana made clothes confidently in most official gatherings, especially kente outfits which is very symbolic to the Ghanaian culture.

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First lady Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo is one of the spouses of African leaders highly venerated and cherished by a lot of people especially the Ghanaian young women. The ever-beautiful Rebecca as described by her husband president of the republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo- Addo is just naturally beautiful.

 

Always in her phenomenal “slit and kaba” kente cloth at national events, the first lady of Ghana is admired for her simple but decent fashion sense. She embraces the traditional wear in such an extraordinary design as the stylish mother of the nation.

Where it comes made in Ghana clothes, one can confidently say Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo ‘has it covered’ her kente outfits during official and none official engagements are always on point.

The Akufo-Addo administration has been an advocate for patronizing made in Ghana goods since it was voted into power.

Hence, as part of encouraging Ghanaians to support Ghanaian business in our contemporary economy, wearing the Ghanaian traditional fabric, kente empowers the wear Ghana initiative and celebrate our culture under the presidency of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Mrs Rebecca Akufo Addo’s appearance in Ghana made kente often times is believed to be contributing enormously to the economy of the country since her outfits are mostly designed by the local fashion designers.

 

 

She also helps in promoting the fashion industry in Ghana by challenging them to explore new designs.

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His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo turns a year older today! Join African Celebs in wishing the President of Ghana God’s blessings on his birthday and every day… 

People from all over the world showered their warm and heartfelt wishes for him on social media.

The birthday wishes include some praises from Bawumia the Vice President of Ghana, German Ambassador to Ghana, Dede Ayew, Dblack among other famous personalities in Ghana and across the globe.

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Akufo-Addo became Ghana’s president in 2017 on his third competition after losing for two consecutive times as presidential candidate for the New Patrotic Party (NPP). Before his victory in 2017.

Growing up from renowned royal and political family, president Akufo-Addo studied Economics, Politics and Philosophy at New College, Oxford in the UK.

He later taught at the Accra Academy and furthered his education at the University of Ghana where he pursued economics.

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He then got trained at the Inner Temple as a lawyer and was officially called to the Ghanaian bar in 1975. He worked with law firms including, Coudert Brothers in the US and Prempeh and Co.

In the year 2000, President Akufo-Addo served as the chief campaigner for ex-president Kuffour, the then flagbearer for the NPP.

Following Kuffour’s victory, he became the first Attorney General and Minister for Justice under Kuffour’s administration, then moved to Ministry of Foreign Affairs and New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD).

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Ghanaians voted him into power in 2016 and since he assumed office on January 07, 2017, he has led the country to great achievements in education, economics, sports and a lot more.

The President has received honors like, the Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice (2016), the National Achievement Award, the African Port Award among others.

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As part of the decentralization process of governance in Ghana, all has been set today, December 17, 2019, for Ghanaians to go to the polls and cast their votes.

Their votes will help the leaders at the district level to commence decision-making process in the grassroots to aid development in the country.

 

According to the Electoral Commission (EC), over 50,000 candidates have registered

However, almost 20,00 out of the total registered candidates are contesting for assembly members, whereas, the rest  are interested in becoming unit committee members.

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The EC believes the election will be conducted correctly and successfully because well-trained technicians have been deployed to all polling stations.

They will be assisting with any technical dysfunction and biometric verification devices to be used to verify voters.

 

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Ghanaians who are eligible to vote are encouraged to cast their votes to improve the decision-making process.

Are you a Ghanaian and eligibleto vote? Don’t let your vote go to waste. Remember your vote counts! 

 

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The 2020 Ghana Investment and Opportunities Summit will be held in London on January 21, to 22nd, 2020 at the  London Hilton On Park Lane W1K 4BE, UK.

According to the World Bank in 2019, Ghana is recognised as the number one West African country with more opportunities in terms of business.

This is because of many things, taken into consideration political stability, flexible work force, exceptional sea and air connections to Europe and the USA

Ghana is also an excellent place as the centre for doing business in Africa and a dynamic private sector, Ghana is the first country business tycoons should choose for their businesses.

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GHIOS aims to bring together

key representatives from international major industries especially from the United Kingdom,

venture investors and private equity fund managers amongst others for comprehensive discussions

and the evaluation of feasible investment opportunities within different  sectors of the Ghanaian economy.’

Another objective of the summit is to join local at matching local companies with businesses with intercontinental partners.

Now, all is set for the second edition of GHIOS which will be held in London, UK. The 2-day summit.

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The 2020 theme for GHIOS is “Assessing the African Common Market through Ghana: Technology, Digitisation and Industrialisation”

 H.E. Nana Addo Akuffo-Addo the President of the republic of Ghana, will be the major speaker.

 

 

There will be the presence of vital decision-makers within some major industries from both the government of Ghana and the private sector.

 

Registration|Tickets: Visit: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ghana-investment-opportunities-summit-2020-tickets

 

who will be there to analyse and share ideas into sustainable bankable plans with prospective investors and begin serious business negotiations on investing in Ghana.

Ministers and dignitaries includes: Ghana High Commissioner UK ,H.E. Papa Owusu – Ankomah,

Finance Minister Allan Kyerematen, H.E Iain Walker British High Commissioner to Ghana, Lucy Quist, MD Morgan Stanley

As well as, Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, Communications Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful… 

Visit http://ghios.com/ for more info and updates

 

 

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The youth of today are the leaders tomorrow”~ Nelson Mandela

This November, Ghana will be the 1st African Country to host the Global SDGs Youth Summit. Accra will host over 1100 Participants from over 25 Countries!

Amb. Kwame A.A Opoku has confirmed that, dignitaries who will be gracing this first edition will included none other than Ghana’s own President H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

 

H.E will be the Special Guest of Honor and Keynote Speaker. The Summit aims to bring the youth together and ….

For more Info Kindly Email globalgoals@resetglobal.org or Contact +233551392088

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This event is organised by Global Business Speaker and SDGs Advocate Amb. Kwame A.A Opoku

Congratulations To The Organisers Of Africa’s First Ever Global SDGs Youth Summit!

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When an old man dies a library burns to the ground’ African proverb (Amadou Hampâté Bâ) En Afrique, quand un vieillard meurt, c’est une bibliothèque qui brûle. 

The New Patriotic Party was founded by Bernard Jao Da Rocha, he became the  First National Chairman of  NPP. History maker Da Rocha was appointed as the first Ghanaian Director of the Ghana School of Law….

RIP: May 24, 1932 – February 23, 2010

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Prominent lawyer and politician John Kwesi Bosu Spio, was born in Cape Coast on Sunday 24th June 1928 to the late Mr. George Kofi Spio and the Late Mrs. Mary Aba Jeffrey Spio. He was the third born of eight children.

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Honourable Spio enrolled as a London University External student pursuing LLB degree. He later successfully completed his LLB degree at Cardiff University UK. He then pursued Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Syracuse University, U.S.A.

On returning to Ghana he attended University of Ghana Legon and completed his legal training after which he was enrolled as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana.

Lawyer  Spio was the proverbial jack of all trades and had a great life, between the period of 1959 and 1995 when he retired, he was the Chairman of Elmina Motel now  known as the Elmina Beach Resort, he also acted as the Director of Ceredec,  Swan Business Consultants Ltd and then as Director of Central Regional Development Corporation. He also served as a Regional Manager at Management Development and Productivity Institute.

Honourable Spio also worked as the Director of Twifo Oil Palm Plantation Company (TOPP). He was also a Lecturer at U.C.C and later became the Head of the B.Com Dept. He was the Director of Catholic Mission Press, Cape Coast.

He was a Couterpart Consultant for R.R. Nathan Associates Ghana and the  Planning Unit Director  of  CIDA Expert, Ministry of Transport and Communication.

Despite these numerous duties he still had the strength to practice effectively as a lawyer; in fact he was known as one of the best lawyers especially in Cape Coast. He served twice as the President of Central Region Bar Association.

Lawyer Spio was a patriotic citizen and had an active political life; he was  the Central Region Chairman of the New Patriotic Party and remained an active member till his death.

Apart from his local duties Mr. Spio was involved with various Overseas Projects; he was a Representative for Ports Administration and Operations Programmes in the Netherlands and Belgium, he was a Trainee Manager for Transportation Management and Operations in Western Germany, and a Manager for United Nations Ports and ShippingTraining Seminars  in Nigeria. He spoke more than 7 different foreign languages and travelled all over the world.

His busy work schedule did not prevent him from being a great father, his children meant the world to him and he was a role model to all of them. It was his aim in life to educate them to the highest level attainable. He indeed succeeded in educating all his children in every aspect of life. This education has not only stayed with his children but has extended to his grandchildren and will linger on from generation to generation.

Lawyer  Spio had high standards which made him appear strict but he easily shared a joke with his great sense of humour, even in the most challenging of situations he would come up with a joke to lighten the situation. In his spare time he loved to read, take his children to the beach, teach them how to play the piano as well as telling them great folk stories. His love for music was great, as such wherever he fellowshipped he played the church organ and was the choir master.

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After his retirement from these jobs he worked as a consultant for various firms and took to travelling as well as concentrating on playing the organ and being a best friend and an adviser to his children.

Rest In Peace ! June 24, 1928 – July 09, 2008

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Former President of Ghana John Kofi Agyekum Kufuor is a member of the Ashanti people, Kufuor is married to Theresa Kufuor (née Mensah), with whom he has had five children. Kufuor and his family belong to the Roman Catholic Church. He was born in Kumasi and educated at Osei Tutu Boarding School….

President John Agyekum Kufuor

John Kufuor became  the second President of the 4th Republic of Ghana, a very very good President we love him… More here

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Mr Jacob ‘Jake’ Obetsebi-Lamptey, just like lawyer Kwesi Spio was also a very prominent lawyer and politician. The former Minister of Tourism/ Modernization of the Capital  and Minister of Information Obetsebi-Lamptey, also served as Minister of Tourism and Diasporan Relations in the cabinet of President John Kofi Agyekum Kufuor  from 2005 to July 2007.   He later became the National Campaign Chairman for New Patriotic Party (NPP) in 2000   20 March 2016 70 year Obetsebi-Lamptey died at a hospital in London from leukemia 

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Gone but not forgotten RIP: Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey (February 4, 1946 – March 20, 2016)…More here

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The current NPP flag bearer Nana Akufo-Addo was born on 29 March 1944…This is the third time the former Attorney general is standing for the presidential election. Nana Akufo-Addo  ran for president of Ghana in 2008 and 2012 respectively.

”We want a new direction for our nation. John Dramani Mahama is the biggest threat to the future of our nation, and we have to work hard between now and December to kick him out of office.” ~Nana Akufo-Addo…More here

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Credit: Former  President John Kofi Agyekum Kufuor, John Kwesi Bosu Spio, Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey,  Nana Akufo-Addo

Nana Akufo Addo vs John Mahama~ As Ghanaians Go To The Polls today, December 7th 2016 we’re all praying for a peaceful elections. Is it going to be 2 time lucky for the President John Dramani Mahama (NDC) or 3 time lucky for  Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo (New Patriotic Party -NPP)?

Who are you rooting for Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo (New Patriotic Party -NPP)  or current President John Dramani Mahama (NDC) and why?

Thanks to Joy News we’re able to watch the Ghana 2016 elections live

President John Mahama & Nana Akufo-Addo
President John Mahama & Nana Akufo-Addo

“We want a new direction for our nation. John Dramani Mahama is the biggest threat to the future of our nation, and we have to work hard between now and December to kick him out of office.” ~Nana Akufo-Addo

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More about Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo  by visiting nanaakufoaddo.org

President John Dramani Mahama has 28 reasons why he deserves a second term… Read more at: johnmahama.org May God guide all Ghanaian voters on election day (7th Decemeber 2016) and also Continue to bless our homeland Ghana!  

President John Dramani Mahama
Photos credit: John Dramani Mahama & Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

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