“DON’T COMPARE YOUR LIFE TO OTHERS’. YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THIER JOURNEY IS ALL ABOUT” RICHARD BRANSON

“DON’T COMPARE YOUR LIFE TO OTHERS’. YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THIER JOURNEY IS ALL ABOUT” RICHARD BRANSON. I’m often described as joyful – and it’s a description I’m proud of. Most people would assume my business success, and the wealth that comes with it, have brought me this happiness. But in fact it’s the reverse. I am successful, wealthy and connected because I am happy. I am able to find joy in most situations, because I live my own life. I’ve always marched to the beat of my own drum, and I can tell you there’s nothing more satisfying that being true to yourself. So, when I’m asked how




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WE MUST STOP THE RIVALRY BETWEEN MEN, VEHICLES, CATTLE AND SHEEP ON OUR CITY CENTERS

WE MUST STOP THE RIVALRY BETWEEN MEN, VEHICLES, CATTLE AND SHEEP ON OUR CITY CENTERS. There are lots of benefits in animal rearing, particularly the raising of poultry, sheep and cattle. Those breeding animals speak of good financial returns in the sale of animals, especially during annual festivities like Christmas and Eid al Fitr and Adha. Nutritionists on their part say the animals that include chicken, cattle and sheep are sources of protein in our diets. Many homes cannot do without meat from sheep, cattle and chicken. Currently animal rearing in many African cities does not follow rules requiring animal farmers to keep them away from the city centers. Cattle




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GHANA’S DEBT NOW GH¢137 BILLION

GHANA’S DEBT NOW GH¢137 BILLION. The total public debt for the country as at May this year has reached ¢137 billion putting the debt-to-GDP ratio at 67.5%, a summary of economic and financial data released by the Bank of Ghana has revealed. This was at the end of the Central Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee meeting to review the health of economy over the past three months. Breakdown of debt numbers The report showed that the debt stock increased by ¢9.4 billion in three months from ¢127.8 billion to ¢137.2 billion. It is not clear for now whether the increase was caused by fresh borrowing by government, the cedis’ depreciation or




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JUJU KILLING NORTHERN MUSIC – 2S

JUJU KILLING NORTHERN MUSIC – 2S. Some musicians in Northern Ghana have disclosed that jealousy in the industry and the use of ‘juju’ otherwise known as black magic is what appears to be fighting against the progress of the industry. According 2S, the youngest duo Afro pop – Ibtihaj Hardi and Nihad Hardi, Managers and Producers of musicians instead of properly grooming their artistes to meet the challenges of the industry, rather resort to voodoo to kill the talents of those they see as threats. “We are only children who want to educate our peers on various developmental issues through our music and we have demonstrated that in our music.




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AROUND ACCRA IN 12 HOURS

AROUND ACCRA IN 12 HOURS. Accra, the capital city of Ghana is the first and last place every tourist or business traveler will experience on entry and exit respectively. On many occasions, travelers may enter and exit Ghana without experiencing the fullness of it’s beauty and radiance. Being the capital city makes Accra a business hub with several companies and organizations having their head offices here. Ideally, many tourists will not plan a trip to Ghana around Accra because of the publicity given to other parts of the country. However, for business travelers who have pretty much just a few hours to come in, do business and head straight out,




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COCOBOD TO CUT DOWN OVER 100 MILLION COCOA TREES

COCOBOD TO CUT DOWN OVER 100 MILLION COCOA TREES. The Ghana COCOBOD is looking forward to cut down about one hundred million cocoa trees by the 2017/2018 crop season. The trees, mostly diseased ones, are among the 40 percent of total unproductive cocoa trees. According to the CEO of the COCOBOD, Joseph Boahen Aidoo, the destruction of the crops has become necessary to improve the crop yield of cocoa farms. “17 percent of the tree stock has been affected by the swollen shoot disease so we need to cut them and replant. Another 23 percent of the cocoa trees are either in moribund farms or over-aged.” “By overage, it means




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JUMIA TRAVEL LAUNCHES A NEW FEATURE TO SCALE FACEBOOK MESSENGER AS A CS CHANNEL

JUMIA TRAVEL LAUNCHES A NEW FEATURE TO SCALE FACEBOOK MESSENGER AS A CS CHANNEL. Africa’s leading online travel agency Jumia Travel has announced the launch of customer service for Messenger with Salesforce (world’s leader in Customer Relationship Management). Accra, Ghana – 19 th July, 2017 – Facebook Messenger is now fully integrated in Jumia Travel’s system as a powerful channel for Customer Service. The integration of customer service for Messenger in Jumia Travel’s system marks a new dawn for its customer service experience, as it offers a live chat experience on Facebook Messenger. The tool can also be used to instantly request for a hotel room on the platform, where the company’s professional




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RAPID URBANNIZATION IN GHANA; TOP CHALLENGES TO ADDRESS

RAPID URBANNIZATION IN GHANA; TOP CHALLENGES TO ADDRESS. Ghana, a population of almost 28 million people with it’s capital Accra having almost 3 million of that. Amazingly the number of indigenes of Accra found here account for less that 60% of the City’s population. The situation in other big urban cities such as Kumasi, Takoradi and Cape Coast is virtually the same. Urbanization is always a tricky subject because everyone wants financial success and a better life. There is a general notion that wealth and success can only be found in the big cities. Due to this, every year, millions of rural folk migrate to the urban areas to seek




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HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM’S RELEVANCE TO AFRICAN MARKETS

HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM’S RELEVANCE TO AFRICAN MARKETS. The hospitality and tourism is an important sector for many developing countries, since it is one of the main foreign exchange earners and key exports component. In 2016, foreign visitors to Africa reached 58 million with a spending of USD 40.7 billion approximately 36.3%, and projected to reach 42.9bn by end of 2017. These statistics by Jumia Travel’s Hospitality Report Africa, reflect the sector’s extensive significance both in terms of social and economic growth. The ripple effect tourism’s advancement has created is largely noticeable, especially in its contribution to the continent’s economy. 2016 saw a 7.8% (USD 165.6bn) contribution to the GDP, with




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CUSTOMS DESTROYS SMUGGLED CIGARETTES, INDIAN HEMP

CUSTOMS DESTROYS SMUGGLED CIGARETTES, INDIAN HEMP. The Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) yesterday destroyed seized foreign cigarettes and dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp, estimated to cost GH¢136,880, at the Fuo Landfill Site in Tamale. The items destroyed were seized by customs officials at the various entry points in the region last year. The exercise was witnessed by officials from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),  Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), the Police, the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) and the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly (TaMA).Entry points The Northern Region has three official entry points with Togo at Bunkpurugu, Tatale and Wujuga. Briefing the Daily Graphic after the




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GHANAIANS ARE FRIENDLY BUT NOT EFFICIENT

GHANAIANS ARE FRIENDLY BUT NOT EFFICIENT. ‘’One thing everybody wants and needs in this world is FRIENDLINESS’’ – William E. Holler. Before you start getting heated up if you are a Ghanaian, take a minute, breathe in and be sure that, this is a very objective yet unharmful observation. According to a hospitality report for Ghana released by Africa’s leading online travel website Jumia Travel, Ghana is noted as one of the most friendly countries in the world with it’s general warmth and hospitality The people of this great West African country are just amazing when it comes to welcoming guests and making them feel at home. However, the big




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