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Skin Care With Aloe Vera- Herbalife Nutrition Advises

Tropical climate may be great for days spent in the park or outdoors but it can also take its toll on our skin! Aloe Vera is a natural skin soother that delivers moisture to the skin and prevent its (moisture) loss.

Aloe Vera is a lusciously green plant with succulent leaves that originally comes from the Arabian Peninsula. They grows wild in tropical, semi-tropical or dry climates around the world or are grown as houseplants because of how easy they are to care for.

Aloe Vera leaves contain a clear gel that is used in many beauty and skincare products and a range of antioxidants, including Vitamins C and E. The clear aloe gel can help to hydrate, moisturise, protect and heal your skin. You can either snap off the actual leaves, scrape the gel out and apply it directly to your skin, or use products that contain Aloe Vera.

These days, Aloe Vera can be found in a range of beauty products and is often used alongside other skin-friendly ingredients such as olive oil or African Shea Butter.

Aloe Vera is of more use than just during summertime. You can use it on your skin all year to:

  • Support healing of minor cuts and burns
  • Soothe minor skin irritations
  • Hydrate your skin as part of your skincare regimen
  • Alleviate dry skin

Go on! Show your skin some tender loving care all year round!

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 to children in need. Herbalife Nutrition is also proud to sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe.

Hollard Shows Care To 20,000 Motorists In Accra By Paying Tolls

Staff of insurance group, Hollard Ghana, with subsidiaries, Hollard Insurance and Hollard Life Assurance, came out in force to pay the road tolls of over 20,000 motorists as a gesture of appreciation and care as part of the company’s customer service week celebrations.

Saloon, four-wheel drive and selected commercial vehicle drivers were treated to free entries at 5 tollbooths in Accra including Ayi Mensah, Pobiman, Dodowa, Ashiaman and Tema motorway booths. They were welcomed by branded Hollard staff with a smile and a message informing them their tolls were covered by Hollard.  

Speaking to the essence of the initiative, Group Head of Marketing and Corporate Affairs, Hollard Ghana, Cynthia Ofori-Dwumfuo said the activity forms part of the company’s purpose.

“Our goal as a purpose driven insurance company, is to enable more people to create and secure a better future. Under that, we aim to treat everyone with care and dignity. This toll booth activity, as part of our Customer Service Week celebrations is an opportunity for us to manifest our caring nature. It is a heart-warming act of appreciation from us, Hollard Ghana to the motoring public. We are fulfilled when we see the smiles on motorists faces after we pay their toll.

This year’s Customer Service Month theme is “Dream Team,” and we find it very apt in describing our relationship with our customers, partners, and staff. Together, we are showing that insurance is not about what could go wrong, but what could go right when responsible insurers like Hollard Insurance and Hollard Life show up with the right support when Ghanaians need it most,” Ms. Ofori-Dwumfuo added.

Hollard Ghana is noted for increasing insurance awareness through unconventional means. “We are unconventional in our approach to insurance. As a social good, and tool for enabling better futures, we believe that insurance should be accessible, and part of Ghanaian lifestyles. Considering insurance penetration is very low in Ghana, we aim to provide insurance products to Ghanaians at the various touchpoints of their daily lives; from fuel stops, to grocery runs, we understand that Ghanaians want convenience,” said Ms. Ofori-Dwumfuo.

In other related developments, Hollard Ghana is extending their act of appreciation to other regions, namely Kumasi, Takoradi, Sunyani and Tamale. Owners of saloon and four-wheel drive cars receive free car washes at selected washing bays to commemorate the company’s Customer Service Month activities.

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 find Hollard at Shell Fuel Station Welcome Shops, and Melcom stores, for all their insurance needs.

Kasapreko Stamp Authority In Beverage Industry With A New $25 Million Factory In Kumasi

The Kasapreko Company Limited (KCL) has unveiled a multi-million-dollar Water, Juice and Soft Drinks factory at Tanoso in the Ashanti Region as part of government’s flagship 1-District-1-Factory initiative.

The multipurpose factory which is set up on a 10,000-square metre property, has the capacity to produce 35,000 bottles per hour of juices and non-alcoholic drinks, and 15,000 bottles per hour of water, working at full capacity. The factory will employ 300 people directly, and also generate some 3,000 indirect jobs through the supply chain.

Speaking at the launch, Chairman of the Kasapreko Group, Dr. Kwabena Adjei, expressed profound gratitude to the government of Ghana for the 1D1F initiative which has assisted Kasapreko to access a $25 million Stanbic Bank loan for the construction of the factory.

“I want to use this occasion to congratulate President and his Government for the ideation of the 1D1F program aimed at creating jobs for Ghanaians through the setting up of factories and industries which will in turn move the country towards greater industrialization,” he said.

According to him, the factory which is part of the government’s flagship 1-District-1-Factory initiative was equipped with world class machinery that would contribute to the production of high-quality brands of beverages in different specialized packaging formats that could compete favourably with international brands.

“Indeed, Kasapreko appreciates its association with the Government of Ghana on the One District, One Factory initiative and finds it timely to have been supported by the Government to promote a Ghanaian owned business. Government has indeed gone beyond making pronouncements on the promotion of made-in-Ghana goods to supporting it with actions, Kasapreko family is happy to have been a part of this transformation agenda,” he stressed.

Dr. Adjei further indicated that, for the private sector to thrive there is the need for government to introduce policies that will help create an enabling environment for growth.

“The private sector is the engine of growth for every economy, but the private sector can only thrive in an enabling environment anchored by good ‘growth driven’ policies by Government,” he said.

He added “There is the need for more collaboration between the private sector and Government to drive the growth we all desire. And I pray that the private sector is refined, motivated and remunerated to the greatest possible extent”.

For his part, Chief Executive Officer at Kasapreko, Mr. Richard Adjei, commended government for showing commitment in supporting the private sector through the 1-District-1-Factory initiative.

“For those who do not believe the 1D1F program is real, please note Parliament has approved a 5-year tax waiver for Kasapreko worth 28million dollars on machinery and raw materials because of 1D1F,” he said.

According to him, the decision to have a subsidiary factory in Ashanti Region was strategic as it would serve the Middle and Northern belts and also relieve pressure on the main factory in Accra.

“The factory will not only be serving the Ashanti Region, Bono, Ahafo Region, and the Northern part of the country but also export to Burkina and Côte d’Ivoire,” He said.

He added “We want to add our voice to the call on promoting locally manufactured products, as these have proven to be of high quality, many times than the imported ones.”

Set up three decades ago at Nungua in Accra, Kasapreko is today, the largest producer of carbonated soft drinks and alcohol in the country, and boasts of the most diverse product range for variant consumer preferences.

Pepsodent Storms Accra Mall, AnC Mall And Other High Traffic Zones To Showcase Its Refreshed New Pack

The new Pepsodent pack captured the attention of a section of Ghanaians when a stunt team from Pepsodent showcased the new refreshed Pepsodent packs in life sized form. The stunt aimed at helping Ghanaians familiarize themselves with the refreshed Pepsodent pack.

The refreshed pack for its cavity fighter toothpaste features a red bold smile symbol beneath the name of the trusted oral care brand, Pepsodent, and maintains the same great formulation and offers full cavity protection.

The live size Pepsodent packs, including catchy hashtags #BrushDayandNight and #EverySmileMatters were showcased at the Accra Mall, AnC Mall, the East Legon Tunnel Intersection and Kawukudi traffic intersection.

Pepsodent is keen on providing Ghanaians with a toothpaste that fights cavities and believes that good oral health makes people confident and enhances their physical appearance.

Commenting on the refreshed pack and the stunts, Joel Boateng, Category Manager, Unilever Ghana, said “As Ghana’s favourite oral care brand, Pepsodent toothpaste will continue providing maximum cavity protection to help fight and avoid tooth decay caused by cavities, even faster”.

Indeed, nothing should get in the way of smiling – especially not poor oral health.

As such, the need to brush twice a day with a toothpaste that fights against cavities, and works twice as hard in repairing tiny invisible holes even hours after brushing is key. And Pepsodent is that toothpaste for many Ghanaians.

During the stunt, a cross section of Ghanaians who received free tubes of the refreshed Pepsodent packs were thrilled by the company’s generosity and promised to brush day and night to maintain good oral health.

Guinness Ghana Launches “Link Up 2.0” Promo To Giveaway GHS2 Million Free And Instant Airtime To Ghanaians

To enable friends reconnect and unlock deeper bonds that were once shared prior the pandemic, Guinness Ghana, Ghana’s only total beverage company has today launched Phase 2 of its National Consumer Promotion, “Link Up” to give away a guaranteed GHS2 million worth of free and instant airtime.

Dubbed “Link Up 2.0”, this year’s promo has an increase in the total amount of airtime but will follow the same dynamics as the first, where consumers will be rewarded with instant airtime worth GHS5.00 airtime which includes a bonus of Ghs2.50 airtime which is valid for 7 days, after buying any 3 of the selected drinks from the Guinness Ghana portfolio of beverages.

These selected beverages are Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Orijin and ABC Golden Lager Beer, with Guinness Smooth, Smirnoff Ice Pineapple Punch, Gulder and Star Beer being added to the bevy of beverages that qualify one to win guaranteed free and instant airtime.

Speaking at the launch, Samori Gambrah, Marketing & Innovations Director, Guinness Ghana said: “The most memorable nights begin with a “Link Up”. Last year, three of our key beverages gave you the chance to “Link Up” with your squad. This year, the “Link Up 2.0” squad has become bigger and more fun, with five more additions from the Guinness Ghana portfolio.”

“Following the ease of restrictions on social activities and linking up, Guinness Ghana wants to make the life of our consumers easier by helping them safely ease into linking up. We are rewarding our consumers with talk time to enable them call and remind themselves that although the “Link Up” is on we must remember to wear our masks and stay safe everywhere we go, and that is why we have partnered with MTN Ghana, to help our consumers connect with their friends everywhere they go,” Mr. Samori Gambrah added.

The “Link Up 2.0” promotion is open to all consumers but limited to MTN users due to an exclusive partnership between Guinness Ghana and MTN to bring this promotion to life.

Explaining the dynamics of the promotion, Samori Gambrah added:
“From October 1st, each time you buy any Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Orijin and ABC Lager Beer, look under the crown for a unique code. These unique codes qualify you for instant free airtime. Dial 1000Code# from MTN mobile lines. After your third entry, you’ll receive an instant Ghs5.00 airtime. You will instantly enjoy your share of the GHS2 million of airtime available for grabs. It is quite simple”.

Emmanuel Gyasi Business Manager, MTN Ghana, speaking on the partnership, said “MTN Ghana is the premier network with coverage all across Ghana. With the aim to bring this promotion to consumers from all lengths and breadths of the country, we at MTN saw it fit to fully partner in this initiative to ensure none of Guinness Ghana’s loyal consumers are left out.”

HOLLARD GHANA AND MELCOM ANNOUNCE GENERAL INSURANCE PARTNERSHIP TO INCREASE INSURANCE ACCESSIBILITY IN GHANA

Insurance and retail giants, Hollard Ghana and Melcom Limited announce the addition of general insurance to their partnership following endorsement by the National Insurance Commission. The addition will strengthen the insurance and retail industry’s pioneering partnership to widen insurance penetration and make it more accessible to Ghanaians.

Via Hollard Insurance, Hollard Ghana’s general insurance company, Melcom Limited will now offer non-life insurance products to its shoppers at convenient Hollard on-the-go booths available in selected shops. The full array of insurance products now available to Melcom customers are motor insurance, home appliance plan, cell phone insurance, and travel insurance in addition to the life insurance and savings policies being presented by Hollard Life Assurance.

Group CEO of Hollard Ghana, Mrs. Patience Akyianu, said: “This is another step in our mission to enable more people to create and secure a better future by offering them insurance at their convenience. With Hollard Insurance now in the mix, Melcom customers have a spread of our life and non-life products when they shop. They can shop, buy insurance, pay premiums, make claims, or simply enquire about our services.”

“I am proud to reiterate that there is great benefit when insurance and retail giants partner. We are moving with the times. Together with our reputable partner, Melcom, we are showing that we put our customers needs at the forefront of what we do,” Mrs. Akyianu added.

On his part, Group Chairman of Melcom Ghana, Mr. Bhagwan Khubchandani, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Hollard Insurance. Now our customers can instantly secure their purchases and that is important to us because we care about their well being. This new milestone is an indication of greater things ahead for the retail and the insurance sector in Ghana. Together we shall deepen insurance penetration in Ghana.”

Managing Director of Hollard Insurance, Mr. Daniel Boi Addo added: “Now Melcom customers can secure their appliances and devices immediately they purchase them in-store. Similarly, they can instantly protect their travel plans with an insurance cover. For motorists, the convenience of buying and renewing a motor insurance policy while grocery shopping cannot be understated. We guarantee all customers of Melcom visit our Hollard on-the-go booths will be served with utmost care and attention.”

About Hollard Ghana

The country’s favourite insurance group Hollard Ghana has a purpose to enable more people to create and secure a better future. Through its subsidiaries, Hollard Insurance and Hollard Life Assurance the group combines it’s 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 Station Welcome Shops for all their insurance needs.

About Melcom Limited.

Melcom Limited is West Africa’s Leading Organized Retail Chain and is a true local home-grown Retail Super Brand. Established in 1989, it has footprints across Ghana with over 47 retail shops and 8 Cash n Carry outlets and a robust E-Commerce platform – www.melcom.com, thus making it a preferred Omni channel shopping destination.

Melcom has been adjudged a SUPER BRAND and rated as one of the Top Business Houses in Ghana year after year.

Senior Executives Set To Discuss Achieving Retirement Goals

Senior executives, Mrs. Freda Duplan, Chairperson, Zenith Bank Ghana Ltd Board of Directors, Mr Afriyie Oware, CEO, Axis Pensions Trust and Mr Nashiru Iddrisu, MD, Hollard Life Assurance are set to discuss how it’s never too early or late to plan your retirement goals this Friday, September 25, 2020, at 4 pm via Zoom.

The September edition of “H.Insured: All About Insurance” webinar series is organized by Hollard Ghana with subsidiaries, Hollard Insurance and Hollard Life Assurance.

The virtual event dubbed “A better future: securing retirement happiness”, is meant to help participants prepare adequately towards retirement.

On the company’s motivation for the webinar series,  the Group Head, Marketing and Corporate Affairs, Cynthia Ofori-Dwumfuo, said: “Since we began, our monthly webinar series, ‘H.Insured: All About Insurance’ has garnered public interest, with its handpicked senior executives on the panel, discussing varied topics from wealth creation to understanding the value of insurance. We’ve had great engagement each time, with great questions and comments from our attendees.”

“We are excited about this session because we are hosting senior executives with a wealth of knowledge on life planning. Our usual down-to-earth, jargon-free conversation will not only educate but is in line with our purpose to enable more people to create and secure better futures – in this case, retirement. Our discussion will cover pertinent questions that linger when to plan for retirement, if to plan at all, and of course, how to plan. We want people to why they need to get their ducks in a row before retirement hits.  This topic promises to be a great discussion!”

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.

Vodafone CEO Charges KNUST Graduating Class Of 2020 To Be Digitally Literate

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Vodafone Ghana, Mrs. Patricia Obo-Nai, has charged Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Graduating Class of 2020 to build their capacity in digital skills as they enter the world of work.

According to her, this will make them remain relevant to their employers during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic as human dependence on technologies is increasing significantly.

“Digital Literacy is not computer literacy. Computer literacy is knowing how to use the computer while digital literacy is being able to use digital tools and apps to carry out task and run businesses.

This is no longer a choice as employers are already using these tools or will soon adopt the use of these tools to enhance business delivery. We at Vodafone have been exploring many other collaborative tools to improve ways of working for the entire organisation; not just referring to the engineers but also the finance, HR and legal”.

Delivering a speech at the KNUST 54th congregation virtual ceremony, Mrs. Patricia Obo-Nai noted that it was very important for the graduating student to be digitally literate as many employers are rapidly adopting digital tools to work from home due to COVID-19 safety protocols.

“You are graduating in an unprecedented time where most organizations have employed new normal ways of working that has compounded with the rapid adoption of advanced technology. To be able to thrive during these challenging times, one needs to be digitally literate”, Mrs. Obo-Nai said.

She further advised the graduating students who wished to be entrepreneurs to use innovation to expand their businesses.

“History has shown that the greatest innovations in science, transportation, technology and other fields are born during crisis. If you want to be entrepreneur, adopt at least one form of technology that will help you in marketing products, contacting customers, managing stocks, producing and delivering goods,” she said.

She added “Note that you are a class of change makers. Try new things and never let the fear of failure paralyses you into inaction. Learning should not stop just because you graduated, adopt technology. Good luck as you enter the world of work. Congratulations once again”.

Patricia Obo-Nai is a Ghanaian female engineer, the first female to become Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Ghana. She obtained a bachelor’s degree from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science of Technology. Over the years, she has engaged the University through strategic partnerships to inspire the younger generation especially women to take up Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)careers.

Jobberman Appoints New CEO,Kwaku Agbesi To Transform Recruitment In Ghana

Jobberman Ghana has a new CEO, Kwaku Agbesi, with the appointment taking effect from September 1, 2020. 

Kwaku brings to the team combined experiences from Google, General Electric and Apple in sales and marketing, as well as holistic management skills, which makes him the absolute frontrunner for this position and a  huge addition to the team.

With Kwaku’s appointment, Jobberman Ghana sees a unique opportunity to accelerate and consolidate the company’s gains in the employment ecosystem in Ghana. As a market leader, Kwaku and the team will help build on the brand’s equity, which has been stellar, so far.

He is expected to steer the company’s vision of enhanced digital transformation, enabling culture and operational excellence.

“It has been a matter of potential and the rich prospects that Ghana, the gateway of Africa, has had to offer and I look forward to leading a team of professionals who are aligned to effect digital disruption within the Human Resources solution ecosystem in Ghana,” Kwaku said.

Jobberman Ghana’s New CEO, Kwaku Agbesi

Kwaku’s expertise in sales and marketing is crucial to Jobberman Ghana’s goal of growing its employer customer base, and part of a move to increase market adoption across the continent in addition to his plans of revolutionizing the jobs space in Ghana.

ROAM (Ringier One Africa Media) operates and grows leading marketplaces in Sub-Saharan Africa. Across the continent, ROAM is unified by a purpose: to connect Africans to Opportunities. ROAM brings together people on its platforms who are at crucial decision points in three of the most important events of their life. Whether it is buying a car, buying a house, or finding your next job – the platforms empower each individual to find the best possible.

Jobberman Ghana is an online recruitment platform established in Ghana in 2012 to transform productivity in Ghana. Jobberman Ghana forms part of the investment portfolio of Ringier One Africa Media. Our vision is to be Ghana’s most user-centric and transparent career ecosystem, where we connect the right candidates with the right opportunities. We use a bespoke mix of human and automated solutions to match employers with the best candidates, so they can hire the right fit faster.  We are there for our users, every step of the way. 

Guinness Ghana Supports Bar Owners With GHS10 Million To Ease Their Come Back Into Business As Restrictions Ease

Guinness Ghana Breweries PLC is excited to announce the launch of its new campaign “Rise Up,” and a commitment of GHS10 million support package for trade partners to support and help them get back on their feet to boost profitability.

The programme, which is a continuation of the ‘Yεn Nyin Mbom’ loyalty program last year, is an offering to give back to trade partners and customers, to add value to their businesses as they transition from the blow of COVID-19, back into operations.

Following the announcement of the re-opening of open air bars nationwide, Guinness Ghana has invested the GHS10 million to cover the installation of veronica buckets and other PPEs at bars, fridges, microwaves, cash rewards, free drinks, DSTV installation and educational posters to drive adherence to safety protocols among others to keep themselves as well as consumers safe.

Over the years, Guinness Ghana has sought to find innovative and creative ways among its trade partners. Recent global pandemic has even made it crucial to support businesses especially those within the hospitality space.

Delivering his remarks at the launch event, Obinna Anyabelechi, Commercial Director, Guinness Ghana said, “We are always being challenged to find innovative ways to support our customers in their business journey.”

“Last year we launched the Yεn Nyin Mbom loyalty program which was a great success, as we saw many of our trade partners receive rewards that have gone a long way to improve their businesses and customer base,” he added.

On his part, Mr. Alex Boakye, speaking on behalf of Mr. Akwasi Agyemang, CEO, Ghana Tourism Authority said, “Government as well as businesses are having to re-strategise and implement plans to mitigate the adverse effects of the pandemic on one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy and the sector that could potentially employ 125,000 people directly and a further 313, 000 indirectly.”

“No matter how small, the tourism sector plays an important part in providing employment to raise living standards. I am very optimistic that Rise Up will be pivotal in improving your tourist sites and bar business which will further integrate into the national economy” he added.

Speaking further, Mr. Obinna stated, “This year, as we all hoped to eat the fruits of our labor, we were hit with the global health pandemic COVID-19, and life as we all know it, came to a standstill. Many businesses closed down for not one or two, but three to four months. The impact this has had on our customers cannot be overlooked and it is for this reason we are launching the Rise Up Campaign, to assure our partners that we are with them and ready to help them rise up, as they bounce back from the effects of COVID-19.”

In his final remarks at the launch, Mr. Obinna Anyabelechi, admonished all trade partners to ensure that they followed all protocols that have been put in place by WHO and the government of Ghana, to control the spread of the Corona virus.