AUSTRALASIA MODEL UNITED NATIONS APPOINTS REXFORD WEST AS COUNTRY AMBASSADOR FOR GHANA

Australasia International Model United Nations is excited to invite youth leaders across the world for an evolutionary journey in exploring the “Unlimited Boundaries of Diplomacy” through a virtual platform ignited with creativity, global issues, innovative solutions, research, networking, and powerful intense debate. The forum will provide a practice debate and a workshop that will enhance the individual growth of every single delegate that aspires to create a dialogue in the MUN arena and receive a real-life United Nations experience.

“We are excited to introduce Rexford West as our Country Ambassador for Ghana!! He is an interesting personality and a man of many passions as he is a youth advocate, Researcher, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Media Personnel and a Blogger! He aspires to create a positive impact in the world, and we are thrilled to have him represent Ghana”

Join the conversation to shift contemporary global boundaries while discovering your hidden potentials to become the next big change in the world!

If you are a novice or need to brush up on your MUN formalities, we are offering a Workshop on 11 July & a Practice debate on 📅July for you to catch up!🎊

AIMUN is all about making new friends, having fun, and sharing your innovative ideas! This is your chance to make a difference in the 🌍 & we can’t wait to have you at AIMUN! 🤩

Register now at https://aimun.net/register/delegate .

Rexford West Unveiled As Ambassador Of BassConnect Africa 2020

Bass Connect Africa which seeks to bring musicians together to learn, share ideas and interact with each other to build a strong empire of bass players and musicians all over the world has unveiled Rexford West as ambassador of this year’s edition of BASSCONNECT AFRICA 2020 with an Instagram / Facebook post by management of RD Bass Consult.

“We are excited to announce our #brand_ambassador for #BassConnect_Africa2020 in Europe @rexford_west . Your support has been unwavering Sir. We appreciate you”

This year’s edition is going to be virtual !🔊🔊🔊 Previous editions of #BassConnect_Africa has been so educative, interactive and life changing! We are building a community🙌🏻. Are you a bass player, drummer, keyboardist, guitarist, music lover, mark your calendar because you can’t miss BASSCONNECT AFRICA 2020(THE VIRTUAL EDITION)

Kindly visit www.rdbassconsult.com to register!

REXFORD WEST WINS MEDIA PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR AT NUGS-KHARKIV AWARDS NIGHT

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.

Also read: https://rexfordwest.com/2020/05/24/full-winners-of-nugs-kharkov-handing-over-and-awards-ceremony-2020/

Rexford has won Media Personality of the year at the NUGS-KHARKIV “Ghana at 63 Independence celebration, handing over & Awards night” . The virtual event took place via zoom due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 and the continuous additions of quarantine and social distancing measures. Rexford was nominated in the category of; Most influential youth, Media personality of the year, Most promising youth and Face of NUGS

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Tobinco coronavirus drug to be out in June

Nana Amo Tobbin I, Executive Chairman of TOBINCO Group of Companies
Nana Amo Tobbin I, Executive Chairman of TOBINCO Group of Companies

The local production of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin — the two main drugs for the treatment of Covid-19 — will commence by end of this month, the Chairman of the Tobinco Group of Companies, Samuel Amo Tobin, has revealed.

The new drug developed to treat Covid-19 patients will be produced by Entrance Pharmaceuticals and Research Centre, a member of the Tobinco Group of Companies, for sale in the Ghanaian market latest by June 2020.

The partnership between Tobinco and its Indian counterparts facilitated the deal but for which the Ghanaian top pharmaceutical firm would not have had the privilege of importing the ingredients. The export of the ingredients is restricted in India and only a few companies outside that country are permitted to import them.

Funding Partner

The Exim Bank Ghana is partnering Entrance Pharmaceuticals Limited to produce hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin locally using the imported ingredients from India.

Mr. Tobin while throwing more light on the subject yesterday said the combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin has proved to be effective in dealing with the deadly coronavirus.

“Since the disease was discovered the drug has been widely used and India banned this drug for export. The price of the drug has since jumped from $18 to $1,200, and this tells you about the efficacy of the drug on Covid-19,” he said yesterday.

According to him, US President Donald Trump tried to import the drug from India, but the latter declined.

Exim Leadership

Exim Bank’s decision to advance a $5 million facility to Tobinco was informed by its conviction that it would be put to good economic use, the recent visit to the pharmaceutical giant’s premises by the bank’s top managers serving as an impetus.

Mr. Tobin indicated that the Entrance Pharmaceuticals Limited, a subsidiary of Tobinco Group of Companies, and the firm leading the charge in the production of the Covid-19 drug have the capacity to produce the drug for the local market and for export, intimating that this might have accounted for the choice of the bank, factors which he added informed Exim Bank’s decision to support Tobinco.

“Entrance is one of the biggest pharmaceutical brands in West Africa. Our collaboration is in the best interest of the nation and we are proud to be doing this for Ghana,” he asserted.

The Chairman of Exim Bank Credit and Investment Committee, Nana Dr. Appiagyei Dakanwoso, said the bank believes in building local capacity to ensure import substitution, adding “this is why we are collaborating with Entrance to manufacture the drug for Ghanaians. This will be the first local manufacturing of the drug. All the hydroxychloroquines are imported,” he disclosed on the same network.

Source: ghanaweb

Sarkodie Tops with 5 at the 2020 3Music Awards

10 rap songs that prove Sarkodie is Ghana's modern-day greatest ...

Rapper, Sarkodie swept the board at the 2020 3Music Awards; winning five honours including Music Man of the Year and Hiphop/Hiplife Act of the Year.

The musician is taking all the praise on social media after sweeping the most awards on the night.

He also won the Fan Army of the Year, ahead of Stonebwoy’s Bhim Nation, Shatta Wale’s Shatta Movement and Kofi Kinaata’s Team Move.

Sarkodie also won the Best Rap Performance with his song ‘Who Da Man’ featuring Kwesi Arthur.

His duet with Efya in 2019 also won him a Best Collaboration Award.

Many of his fans are happy for the milestone Sarkodie achieved in the year under review after having to walk home with no honours last year.

Although Sarkodie won big on the night, Kofi Kinaata carried home the biggest award, Song of the Year. He also won the award for Highlife Song of the Year.

Kofi Kinaata won both of his awards with his hit song Things Fall Apart.

Meanwhile, Shatta Wale who took home the most awards last year ended up with only one this year – Digital Act of the Year.

His biggest rival – turned brother – Stonebwoy, also won one award – Reggae/Dancehall Act of the Year.

One act smiling all the way to her bed side is Gospel singer Diana Hamilton who took home the Gospel Act of the Year Award and the Female Act of the Year award.

Efya swept the Best Female Vocalist award with her performance on ‘Saara’. Wendy shay did not win any award.

Taking Shay’s spot at the Breakthrough Act of the Year is Fameye.

This year’s 3Music Awards came off at the Fantasy Dome, Trade Fair.

However because of the ban on public gatherings – due to the Covid-19 pandemic – it was held with no audience and streamed on JoyPrime and other social media pages.

COVID-19 doesn't mean entertainment should stop – Sarkodie – 3news

Ashesi ranked 1st in Ghana, 9th in Africa in 2020 Times Higher Education Impact Ranking

Ashesi was ranked first in Ghana, ninth in Africa, and among the world’s top 400, in the 2020 Global Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings.

The Impact Rankings measure the actions taken by higher education institutions to realise the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) around the world, and contributions to the world’s economic and social well-being.

Other Ghanaian universities accepted to the 2020 rankings list, were the University of Ghana and the University of Professional Studies, Accra.

Ashesi moved up in the rankings, despite an additional 299 universities joining the list, breaking into Africa’s top 10 (from 2019’s joint ranking of 14th place with the University of Ghana and the University of Professional Studies, Accra), and ranked within the top 400 universities on the list of 766 universities from 85 countries.

Ashesi’s strongest contributions were to the SDG 1 Goal of No Poverty, with the University being ranked 24th globally in our work to end poverty.

Other areas of strength for Ashesi, were in contributions to Gender Equality (SDG 5), Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG 7) and Partnerships for the Goals (SDG 17).

“We believe that universities are our greatest hope of solving some of the world’s biggest challenges,” says Phil Baty, Chief Knowledge Officer at Times Higher Education.

“These rankings prove that traditional barriers to success like (institutional) wealth or research prestige don’t matter when it comes to doing great things for sustainability. It’s clear that universities give us a lot to be hopeful for.”

Ashesi’s overall ranking was driven by contributions to:

  • SDG 1 – No Poverty
  • SDG 5 – Gender Equality
  • SDG 6 – Clean Water & Sanitation
  • SDG 7 – Affordable & Clean Energy
  • SDG 17 – Partnerships for the goals.

The University received especially strong commendation in the areas of:

  • Providing scholarships
  • Engagement in anti-poverty projects by the University community
  • The establishment of lifelong learning measures 
  • Providing opportunities to first-generation students
  • The percentage of senior academics who are women
  • Percentage of women within the student community, and measures to help them succeed. 
  • Measures in place to increase access for all students
  • Water reuse strategies and systems
  • Efficiency of energy use on campus, and community activities around energy
  • Measures put in place to reduce discrimination
  • Education for the Sustainable Development Goals

USA Delivers Critical Medical Supplies to Boost COVID-19 Testing Capacity in Ghana

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ACCRA, Ghana –On April 24, a U.S. Air Force C-130J aircraft from the 86th Airlift Wing in Ramstein Air Base, Germany arrived at Kotoka International Airport to deliver medical supplies to the Government of Ghana in support of its COVID-19 response efforts. The delivery included approximately 2,500 kilograms of medical cargo and supplies provided by the U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit Three (NAMRU-3) Ghana Detachment.

The medical supplies included ribonucleic acid, a nucleic acid (RNA) extraction kits, reagents, viral collection swabs, universal and viral transport media to collect and store specimens, and the replenishment of other consumable lab supplies. They were originally ordered in January 2020 to support NAMRU-3 Ghana Detachment research efforts, specifically ongoing influenza surveillance, in partnership with Ghana’s National Influenza Center at the Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, and the Kumasi Centre of Collaborative Research in Tropical…

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