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Hollard Ghana Hosts Senior Corporates On “A Better Future Through Wealth Creation And Protection In Uncertain Times”

Following the success of previous editions, insurance group, Hollard Ghana has announced the August edition of its “H.Insured: All About Insurance” webinar series to be held on Friday, August 7, at 4 pm. The virtual event meant to demystify all things related to insurance, is under the theme “A better future through wealth creation and protection in uncertain times.”

The highly anticipated conversation features senior corporates, Patience Akyianu, Group Chief Executive Officer of Hollard Ghana; Maidie Arkutu, Senior Vice President, New Business Development, Nutrifoods Ghana; and Kojo Addae-Mensah, Group Chief Executive Officer, Databank Group.

On the essence of the webinar, Cynthia Ofori-Dwumfuo, Group Head, Marketing and Corporate Affairs, Hollard Ghana, said: “Most people work hard to create sustainable wealth but as we’ve seen this year, unforeseen circumstances could joepardise those efforts.

H.Insured this August will explore how the unpredictable should factor into wealth creation and protection. We have an impressive panel made up of senior corporate stalwarts appearing together for a down-to-earth, jargon-free conversation sure to intrigue anyone interested in wealth and how insurance makes a difference. We welcome everyone to join!”

Interested participants should visit Hollard Insurance and Hollard Life pages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and Hollard Ghana on LinkedIn for information on how to register.

About Hollard Ghana

The country’s favourite insurance group Hollard Ghana, with subsidiaries Hollard Insurance and Hollard Life Assurance, combines its deep local knowledge of the market with the world-class expertise of an international insurance brand.

With feet firmly planted on Ghanaian soil but Headquartered in South Africa, Hollard delivers innovative insurance solutions customized to the unique risks Ghanaians face. Hollard was previously Metropolitan Insurance which operated in Ghana for over 25 years.

Hollard offers various life and general insurance products including funeral, personal accident, motor, business, home, and more and can be reached via the following means: 0501603967 (Hollard Insurance) and 0501533698 (Hollard Life) www.hollard.com.gh.

Beyond various nationwide office branches and Hollard 2U franchise shops, Ghanaians can also find Hollard at Shell Fuel Station Welcome Shops, and some Melcom stores for all their insurance needs.

Juliet Bawuah Appointed New Group Head Of Sports At Media General

Juliet Bawuah is the new Group Head of Sports at Media General, the parent company of TV3, 3FM, Onua TV, Onua FM, Akoma FM, and Connect FM.

Her appointment took effect July 1, 2020. She replaces Michael Oti Adjei, who has moved on to head the group’s Digital division.

Juliet is expected to bring her years of experience to bear on the new role.

In the last few years that she has practiced, she has built an enviable brand that is credible and alluring.

Juliet holds a Masters from the Cardiff University in Wales, United Kingdom, and is an alumna of the US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). She is also a Fellow of the Radio Netherlands Training Centre (RNTC).

She holds other certificates from two of Ghana’s prestigious Journalism institutions, the Ghana Institute of Journalism and the African University College of Communications.

She has also worked with other reputable Ghanaian media brands including CITI FM, ETV, and Metro TV.

Juliet is a former employee of the Euronews-run Pan-African news channel, Africanews. She has also worked for the global football website GOAL as well as the website of the Confederation of African Football.

Regularly, she contributes for the BBC, TRT World, Premier League TV, La Liga TV and DW.

Over the years, she’s sat on judging panels for CAF (African Footballer of the Year), and the Ballon d’Or, where she helps to choose the winner in the Women’s category.

A role model with a heart for bigger ambitions, Juliet is the Founder of the Africa Women’s Sports Summit, a platform designed to encourage greater inclusion, longevity and excellence for the African woman in sports.

Absa Bank Applauds M.anifest For Winning “Distinguished Citizen Award”

Absa Bank Ghana has congratulated its Brand Ambassador and award-winning musician Kwame Amet Tsikata known in showbiz as M.anifest for being named one of the nine recipients of the Macalester College 2020 Alumni Awards in the United States of America (USA).

Nominated by peers selected by the College’s Alumni Board, M.anifest was announced winner of the Distinguished Citizen Award at the Grand Celebration: Reunion Kick-Off event held earlier this month.

According to the Macalester College Alumni Board, the award recognizes M.anifest’s leadership in civic, social, religious, and professional activities. “It is given because the Macalester community believes that a college education should be the training and inspiration for unselfish and effective service to the community, the nation, and the world.”

In a congratulatory message, Nana Essilfuah Boison, Marketing and Corporate Relations Director at Absa Bank Ghana commended M.anifest for positively impacting society through his music and arts.

“We congratulate our Brand Ambassador for winning such a distinguished award from his alma mater, for promoting social good and advancing the arts. As a forward-looking bank deeply rooted in Africa with global connectivity and a passion for excellence, we are excited to be associated with M.anifest, who exhibits and exudes similar characteristics and passion,” said Nana Essilfuah Boison.

M.anifest was named Brand Ambassador in February this year after the bank rebranded to become Absa Bank Ghana. He is known for his musical boundary-crossing, multilingual wordplay, and a refreshing hybrid songwriting approach that acknowledges both his Ghanaian upbringing and his sojourns in the West.

The rapper’s accomplishments extend beyond music. He works to improve the lives of adolescent girls, tackling issues like anemia, child marriage, and gender-based violence.

Vodafone Customers Enjoy Big Value With Current Data Offers

Telecommunication giant, Vodafone Ghana, has enhanced its data packages to give customers exceptional value for money and unmatched experience on the network during this period.

Customers currently enjoy double data allocation on a host of Vodafone’s data offering including the Ghs 0.25, Ghs 1 and Ghs 2 daily bundles, and the Ghs 5 weekly bundle. Data allocation on Vodafone’s ‘2 Moorch Data’ proposition (Ghs 10, Ghs 20, and Ghs50), which offers the best volume of data and price points across the industry, was also doubled earlier this year.

The extra data allocation, which is available for browsing from 12am to 4pm, empowers customers to do so much more at the same price.

Additionally, the Telco has lifted the limited validity on its daily data bundles, Ghs 0.25, Ghs 1 and Ghs 2, as well as Ghs 5 weekly bundle. This means that all four bundles are now ‘No Expiry’ products. The prices of all the above bundles have been marginally reduced to enable customers confidently connect to the things that matter them most.

Speaking on the big value Vodafone is offering on data bundles, Pushpinder Gujral, Consumer Business Unit (CBU) Director at Vodafone Ghana said: “Giving customers more value for money has become imperative because of the unprecedented adverse impact of the pandemic. At Vodafone, we deemed it necessary to review our data packages to ensure customers get the most for their money. Our customers are at the very heart of what we do and that is why we dedicate substantial attention to customer insights. These products have been modified to specifically respond to the pressing needs of our customers based on feedback they shared with us.”

Customers can enjoy these packages by dialing *700#. New customers can also port their existing numbers to the Vodafone network or visit any Vodafone Retail Shop to join the network and begin to enjoy these data offers by Vodafone.

Hollard Ghana’s Patience Akyianu Named Outstanding Group Chief Executive Officer Of The Year 2019

The Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hollard Ghana, Patience Akyianu, has been named the outstanding Group CEO of the year at the 10th edition of the Ghana Entrepreneur & Corporate Executive Awards.

The event was held under the theme, “Celebrating Ten Years of Entrepreneurial Excellence and Business Development in Ghana.” The prestigious awards, which took place at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, through a virtual live broadcast on TV3 Network and social media platforms, YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram, sought to publicly honour outstanding corporate executives across a wide range of sectors in Ghana.

Patience Akyianu is an experienced and well-rounded business leader with a strong commercial acumen. She has over 27 years of experience in Banking, Finance, and Insurance. This award is a testament of Patience’s exceptional and versatile leadership having overseen Hollard Ghana’s double-digit revenue growth, a feat she achieved since assuming office as Group CEO in October 2018.

She is celebrated for her passion to increase financial inclusion through business and social initiatives that are positively impacting the lives of Ghanaians and in turn, translating into significant milestones and business growth for Hollard in Ghana.

Receiving the award at a brief and socially-distanced presentation ceremony at Capital Place, Hollard Ghana’s Head Office in Accra, the Group CEO of Hollard Ghana, Patience Akyianu said, “I am elated and humbled by this recognition. I give thanks to the Almighty God for his omnipresent grace and to my able Team Hollard, our business partners, and beloved customers for their immense support.”

“I am proud to affirm that this award reflects Hollard’s purpose to be exceptional and to enable more people to create and secure a better future. We shall continue to provide innovative products and unrivaled customer experience to Ghanaians,” she further added.

About Hollard Ghana

The country’s favourite insurance group Hollard Ghana, with subsidiaries Hollard Insurance and Hollard Life Assurance, combines its deep local knowledge of the market with the world-class expertise of an international insurance brand.

With feet firmly planted on Ghanaian soil but Headquartered in South Africa, Hollard delivers innovative insurance solutions customized to the unique risks Ghanaians face. Hollard was previously Metropolitan Insurance which operated in Ghana for over 25 years.

Hollard offers various life and general insurance products including funeral, personal accident, motor, business, home, and more and can be reached via the following means: 0501603967 (Hollard Insurance) and 0501533698 (Hollard Life).

Beyond various nationwide office branches and Hollard 2U franchise shops, Ghanaians can also find Hollard at Shell Fuel Stations, Welcome Shops, and some Melcom stores for all their insurance needs.

TV Africa Presenter Roselyn Felli Condems The Beating Of A 90-Year-Old Woman To Death

Few days ago, it was reported a 90-year-old woman was beaten to death. Cause of why this happened was — she was referred as a witch by community people as this occurred at Kafaba in the East Gonja Municipality of the Savannah region.

According to the report, women in the town were heard clearly refuting allegations that she is a witch as se was pushed down by one of the women, and beaten mercilessly.

Reacting to this sad and disturbing viral video, TV Africa’s morning show Presenter Roselyn Felli is against the action of seeing a woman lynch another over allegations that the 90-year-old woman was a witch.

Watch the video below.

Jayana Wins Female Vocalist Of The Year At 2020 GUGMA

Ghanaian gospel minstrel, Jayana was on Sunday, 26 July 2020, adjudged the Female Vocalist of the year at the second edition of Ghana Urban Gospel Music Awards [GUGMA].

The ‘Victory’ hitmaker beat competition from Efe Grace, Celestine Donkor, Alexandrah and Pastor Dzifa.

A special highlight of the night was when Jayana took to the stage to minister her current hit songs ‘I Believe’ and ‘Who You Are’.

Born Jemima Annor-Yeboah, Jayana is noted for her soul-touching ministrations, making an immense impact on followers of gospel music.

The colourful event which was held at The Radiant Place, Tesano, Accra saw awe-inspiring performances from promising urban gospel artistes.

Ghana Urban Gospel Music Awards [GUGMA] seeks to award excellence and creativity in the Urban Gospel Music Industry.

Jayana is currently promoting her new single ‘WHO YOU ARE’ which is doing so well.

Angry Panda Releases Debut Music Video ‘Shots Fired’ Featuring FRD, Kojo Linton And Q

Angry Panda Music Label, a new record label that is making big moves has released its debut music video called Shots Fired.

The video which features the label’s formidable trio FRD, Q and KOJO LINTON is also an introductory video to outdoor the talents on the label.

SHOTS FIRED is the trio’s first feature song together and the label apparently took no expense in delivering a dope and different music video with an interesting storyline and great visuals. The story sees the trio acting as themselves in the video that was shot like a feature film.

The video was shot by SYNMATION STUDIOS and directed by RICHMOND BOADI (Ichigo Al Ghoul).

You can watch the video below.

Government’s GHC50m Allocation To Creative Arts Industry Is Refreshing – Musician Mijay

Fast-rising afro-dancehall musician Mijay is elated as government has announced it will allocate GHC50 million to cushion the creative arts industry amid the coronavirus pandemic.

She describes the development as refreshing since government seems to have answered the persistent calls by creatives for some support since the pandemic broke.

She said “it’s refreshing to note that government is thinking about us. Personally, I just released my song ‘Sweet Vybez’ and without events, I can’t promote it and ultimately get paid for performances. All I have is online revenue.”

“I applaud government for the initiative. It gives the younger ones like us hope that the future is bright,” she added.

Industry players have since March advocated and pleaded with government to support the creative arts industry since it had adversely been affected by the Covid-19 virus.

Events, concerts, movie premieres etc were canceled by authorities as measures to curb the spread of the virus. A situation which stifled the livelihood of many entertainers.

Rapper Edem boldly took to twitter in June to say that Ghanaian musicians are broke. Even though he was trolled, some musicians took sides with him.

Minister for Finance Ken Ofori Attah, presenting the mid-year budget review on the floor of parliament Thursday, amongst other things noted that government was looking to “Increase the CapBuss Programme by GH¢150 million to, among others, facilitate credit of GH¢50 million to support the Creative Arts, the Media and the Conference of Independent Universities.”

Mijay currently released her brand new afro-dancehall love song which is already enjoying massive airplay across the country.

Running: Herbalife Nutrition Shares 8 Tips To Get Started

While some of us are still stuck at home, it’s easy to feel like we are forever cooped up indoors. While we have some spare time, a great way to pass it is trying out new things. A great habit to pick up is regular exercise, especially cardio workouts. Cardio exercise is important, so let’s talk about one of the easiest ways to add an effective cardio workout to your fitness routine—running. Here are some easy tips to get you started on reaching your desired running goal.

It’s important to keep exercising while staying safe. One of the easiest – and safest – ways to stay fit is running. 

More and more of us are finding fun and more creative ways to stay fit. From home workouts, using full water bottles as weights to online yoga classes and more, we can now choose the exercises we want to do from the safety of our homes.

Running is a great – and increasingly popular – way for people to stay fit. You can do it anywhere, be at any fitness level and don’t need a lot of equipment to get started.

Whether you’re a seasoned runner, a first-time runner or not run for a while, here are some tips to help you get started and achieve your fitness goals.

Running equipment

The great news is that you don’t need to purchase a lot of equipment to run, although there are a few essential items that will make your journey more enjoyable.

  • A pair of running shoes that fit well 
  • Distance running socks
  • Comfortable clothing

Listen to your body

If you don’t feel ready to run, simply walk instead. Once walking for a set time becomes easy, try to alternate between jogging and walking. Your aim should be to find a comfortable, sustainable pace that feels good. Remember to stop if you experience pain. Always perform a warm-up and cool-down to ensure your body is prepared for exercise.

Train to time not distance

During the first few weeks of running, focus on the amount of time you are running (walking or jogging), instead of thinking about distance. Set a goal of 20-30 minutes and, once you can successfully run for the entire duration, increase your time. Looking at kilometres in the first few weeks can be mentally discouraging. Once you can successfully complete 45 minutes at your desired pace, map out the kilometres and steadily increase the distance you cover.

Understand your phases 

Don’t just hit the pavement and start racking up kilometres. Instead, know that you need to form an aerobic base level by training at about a level five or six intensity out of the maximum intensity of level 10. This is because ‘steady state training’ effectively teaches your body to burn fat as fuel. This will be important as you start to increase your distance. You can work on your speed later in your training.

Cross training

In order to become an efficient runner, you must run. However, adding cross training such as biking, swimming or weight training to your weekly routine will help you to get fit and avoid getting bored.

Take technique one day at a time

Pick one technique to work on each time you go out for a run. There are several things you can work on, such as:

  • Foot placement – ensuring you are striking the ground between the mid and forefoot 
  • Arm movement – ensuring you are staying relaxed as you pump your arms back and forth 
  • Posture – ensuring you keep a strong core

If you break down your technique one day at a time, you will not be overwhelmed. And after a few weeks, you’ll have improved your running style.

Mix in some hills

Add some hill running or varied terrain into your program. Your posterior chain muscles, including the hamstrings, glutes and calves, have to work harder when you are running up hill.

Rest!

You must schedule rest days into your program to allow your muscles to adapt to the increased workload and efficiently repair themselves. One to two rest days per week are essential for great performance.

Herbalife Nutrition is a global nutrition company whose purpose is to make the world healthier and happier. The Company has been on a mission for nutrition – changing people’s lives with great nutrition products and programs – since 1980. Herbalife Nutrition’s targeted nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through its independent members in more than 90 countries. Through its corporate social responsibility efforts, Herbalife Nutrition supports the Herbalife Nutrition Foundation (HNF) and its Casa Herbalife programmes to help bring good nutrition