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Malawi Legislator Ashems Songwe says Admarc must be independent

Malawi Legislator Ashems Songwe says Admarc must be independent

Likoma Island Member of Parliament (MP) Ashems Songwe of Malawi, has said Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc) and National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) would remain liabilities if efforts are not made to detach politics from their operations. Hon. Ashems Songwe, MP, Likoma Islands, Malawi Songwe, during the debate on the 2019/2020 national budget on Monday said there was too …

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Government committed to digitizing the Ghanaian economy — Samira Bawumia

The Second lady of Ghana, Samira Bawumia says the government is committed to fully digitizing the entire Ghanaian economy with the deployment of cutting edge technologies to ease the way of life of Ghanaians. Several critical building blocks for the formalization of the Ghanaian economy include ensuring unique identification systems like the Ghana Card which has been rolled out nationwide. …

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Hyper-realistic Ghanaian pencil artist Polypencil draws timeless images

“The artist may be long gone from earth but when we stand before a piece of his art – be it building, writing, paintings, drawings, etc, we must be able to see the artist still breathing in it,” said Polypencil, a Ghanaian hyper-realistic artist. In an interview with TheAfricanDream.net Polypencil explained that “a great artist makes himself immortal by leaving …

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Mugabe’s State Funeral Proceeds, But His Burial Plan Has Been Mired In Controversy

The complex remembrance process for longtime Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe continued Saturday with a state funeral. Mugabe, who was ousted in a 2017 military coup, led Zimbabwe for 37 years and died last week at a Singapore hospital. NPR’s Eyder Peralta, speaking with Weekend Edition from the funeral in Harare’s National Sports Stadium, called the scene “disjointed” — in part because Mugabe’s …

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US-based mental health advocate wants to work with comedian FunnyFace

“Mental health awareness is on the low in Africa and Ghana is no exemption. Mental Health is very different from mental illnesses and not knowing this always makes people chase after the wind in this crucial aspect of our health,” believes United States (US) based Philip Ofori-Yentumi. Speaking to TheAfricanDream.net correspondent Oppong Clifford Benjamin, self-esteem and mental health education expert, …

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Maame Jane To Release Another Album in New York City

Celebrated Ghanaian gospel artist, Jane Ama Asantewaa Appiah-Okyere, popularly known by her followers as Maame Jane, will be releasing another inspirational and motivational album titled “Bribiara Beye Yie“, (All will be Well). The event will be an album release concert that will take place in New York (NY) on October 26, 2019. Maame Jane event poster According to Oppong Clifford …

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Cashew is the new cocoa for farmers in Ghana

Cocoa is known as the main cash crop in Ghana – but cashews will soon surpass cocoa exports, Samuel Gyasi told me during my 6-month Kiva fellowship in Ghana. Samuel works for Advans Ghana, Kiva’s Field Partner in the region. The organization provides microfinancing to micro, small and medium-sized businesses with an emphasis on agriculture.I spent the first 2 months of my …

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German School donates laptops to Chemu SHS in Tema

German School donates laptops to Chemu SHS in Tema

Tema, Sept 2, GNA – Students of Mittelschule ScheBlitz, a middle school in Germany, has donated two HP laptops and a projector to the Chemu Senior High School to enhance teaching and learning. The items were presented to the school by Mr. George Ameyaw, Head of Public Relations and Sponsorship, GUBA Enterprise and Mr. Kwadwo Bour Gyamfi, Assistant Director of …

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Dr Mensah reiterates the need for high-speed rails in Ghana

Accra, Aug. 31 — Dr. Thomas Mensah, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, Silicon Valley of Ghana, has reiterated the need for a high-speed rail system in Ghana, to accelerate the nation’s socio-economic development. Dr. Thomas Mensah High-speed rail is a type of rail transport that operates significantly faster than traditional rail traffic, using an integrated system of specialized rolling stock …

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G7 approve $251 million in support of women entrepreneurs in Africa

G7 approve $251 million in support of women entrepreneurs in Africa

French President Emmanuel Macron and G7 leaders on Sunday approved a package of $251 million in support of the African Development Bank’s AFAWA initiative to support women entrepreneurs in Africa. Macron at a press conference at the G7 Summit in Biarritz, France stated that he is particularly proud, as the current G7 president, and the programme they are supporting.“The AFAWA initiative, comes from an …

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