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.
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)
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
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.
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 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.
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:
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
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…