SANY signs its Kenyan dealer for a broader market

CHANGSHA, China, Sept. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Recently, SANY signed concrete machinery and dump trucks dealership agreement with Rhombus, the powerful ready-mix and bulk cement supplier in Kenya. Rhombus is expected to sell 650 dump trucks and 200 concrete machines in Kenya in the coming three years, which will make SANY’s concrete machinery rank No.1 and dump trucks list No.2 in the local market.

The international dealer agreement signing ceremony

Why does Rhombus want to become a dealer of SANY?

“SANY is the world’s No.1 concrete machinery manufacturer and top 5 construction machinery manufacturer. We can foresee a bright future to cooperate with such outstanding corporation,” Mr. Evanson, the company’s CEO answered. He said, “SANY construction machinery is famous in Kenya, for example, SANY concrete machinery engaged in Mombasa-Nairobi standard gauge railway construction and the construction of many landmark buildings in Nairobi; SANY port machinery, especially the 45ton reachstackers are famous in ICD and KPA.”

Recently, SANY excavators got well-known as the green manba in Kenya. In a building demolition project, SANY excavator withstood the collapse of the building with the cab’s glass broken only. The operator fortunately survived from the collapse because of the well protection from the reinforced structure of the excavator. “SANY has extreme pursuit to its products’ quality, which not only improves products’ performance but also safeguard operators’ safety. I want to be SANY’s dealer and make SANY different in Kenya,” Mr. Evanson added.

Make SANY the No.1 brand in Kenya

Mr.Evanson has the ambition to make SANY the No.1 construction machinery brand in Kenya. To achieve the prospect, Rhombus shall absorb SANY’s advanced IROOTECH system and open hotline to update service quality; build workshop and exhibition hall according to SANY’s standard; meanwhile, take over SANY’s parts warehouse in Kenya and make plan to set up reliable parts store for existing and new clients.

On top of those efforts, SANY will also provide professional assistance to Rhombus in marketing system construction, service policy making and parts warehouse planning. IROOTECH, a high-tech enterprise incubated by SANY Group, signed its first cooperative agreement in Africa. It will collect operation data through Internet of things technology, updating the real-time data of machinery working situation, reducing the operation and maintenance costs, optimizing the parts management and turnover efficiency for the dealers and end users.

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Assembly bans use of lorry tyres for meat processing

Asamankese (E/R)- The West Akyem Municipal Assembly has passed a bye-law banning the use of lorry tyres in the processing of meat for sale by butchers and slaughter houses in the Municipality.

Any butcher who breaches the bye-law will be liable on conviction to a fine of between 50 and 100 penalty units (GH 600 – GH 1200) or in default imprisonment to a term not exceeding six months or both.

The Assembly passed another bye-law to prohibit the use of passenger vehicles, including taxi cabs, for transporting dead bodies to and from hospital mortuaries.

The bye-law permits only ambulances and hearses for transporting dead bodies and drivers who breach that provision are liable on conviction to a fine of between 20 to 30 penalty units, which is equivalent to between GH 240.00 to GH 360.00.

Mr Seth Oduro, the Municipal Chief Executive, said the Assembly had provided over 200 street lights to improve visibility in the electoral areas to reduce crime at night.

He said there was an ongoing programme to fix all faulty street lights, especially in the Asamankesse and Osanase townships, to improve visibility.

The fixing and replacement of all faulty street lights will soon be replicated in all the major towns in the Municipality, he said.

Mr Oduro said the Assembly had procured and installed CCTV surveillance facility at its Administrative Block to check pilfering of items such as motorbikes, used tyres and vehicle parts, which had been stolen on several occasions.

He said a clock-in system had also been installed at the premises to check lateness and absenteeism by staff.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Fourth Edition Celebrity Work-out held

Accra- The biggest sports and entertainment keep-fit event the Celebrity Work-out, took centre stage on Saturday morning, at the Aviation Social Centre, in Accra on Saturday.

The September edition, which is fourth, saw various celebrities, which includes Stephen Appiah, Prince David Osei, Efya Odo among many others engaged some members of the public in series of aerobics and work-out drills, which lasted for almost two hours.

The work-out event, which was targeted at inculcating the spirit of exercise among people to keep fit and promote healthy living, saw hundreds of people gathered at the Aviation grounds, as astute physical instructors took them through series of physical activities.

After the workout session, participants were rendered the opportunity to interact with various celebrities, as well as refreshing themselves with assorted items from sponsors.

The May edition of the Celebrity Work-out was powered by Primeval Media’s one of the fastest growing Digital Marketing and Events company and sponsored by UMB, Beautiful beneath, HR Consults, Royce, Awake Mineral Water, Chiltern Ghana Limited, Pork Office, Itel Phones and Infinix.

Source: Ghana News Agency

African First Ladies Share Thoughts Ahead of Melania Trump’s Trip

First ladies in several African countries hope their American counterpart will find ways to tackle problems, with a nuanced understanding of the African experience, when she visits the continent next week.

The first ladies of Mozambique, Namibia and Sierra Leone spoke to VOA in New York during the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly and shared advice for U.S. first lady Melania Trump.

Isaura Nyusi, the first lady of Mozambique, told VOA through her interpreter and adviser that she looked forward to seeing Trump’s initiatives in the United States applied to African challenges. Trump would be welcomed in Mozambique, Nyusi added, although that country is not currently on the American first lady’s itinerary.

Trump is slated to visit Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt in what the White House is calling a trip about maternal and newborn care in hospitals, education for children, the deep culture and history woven into each African country, and how the United States is supporting each country on its journey to self-reliance.

Trump announced the itinerary Wednesday at a General Assembly reception. It’s her first major solo overseas trip as first lady.

Praise for USAID

On the trip, Trump will highlight the work of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), whose efforts in Africa focus on agriculture, health care, governance and climate change.

I am so proud of the work this administration is doing through USAID and others, and look forward to the opportunity to take the message of my ‘Be Best’ campaign to many of the countries, and children, throughout Africa, Trump said in New York.

USAID’s 2019 budget includes $16.8 billion in assistance for developing countries around the world.

Be Best, Melania Trump’s signature campaign, focuses on children’s physical and mental health, tackling two issues of particular concern in the United States: social media use and opioid abuse.

Whether it is education, drug addiction, hunger, online safety or bullying, poverty, or disease, it is too often children who are hit first, and hardest, across the globe, she added.

Monica Geingos, the first lady of Namibia, said she hoped Melania Trump would bring to her trip an understanding of Africa that breaks through stereotypes.

I think the narrative that is generally crafted around African issues is really one of these poor, incapable, helpless Africans. And that’s not the narrative of Africa when you actually get to the continent, Geingos told VOA.

Even in the worst cases of poverty, you’ll find the most dignified Africans, Geingos added. And you can only treat them with dignities they deserve if you understand where they come from and what they deal with on a daily basis.

Sierra Leone first lady Fatima Maada Bio contrasted the stature of the first lady’s role in the United States to the many African nations that don’t have an Office of the First Lady.

We should be the voice of the people, but we should not be respected just by having an office where we could actually sit and understand people’s issues, Bio told VOA.

I think the first lady of America, what she can do is actually start talking to African heads of state to start empowering the first ladies’ offices, because the first ladies’ offices, as much as we are not an elected office, but we can make very big changes to society, Bio said.

Source: Voice of America

GOC announce motivational package for Team Ghana ahead of Youth Olympics

Accra, The Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC), has announced financial package for Ghana’s contingent at the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

According to the GOC, a cash prize of $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000 would be given to the winners of gold, silver and bronze medal respectively at the Games.

The team comprising of five athletes, four coaches and a chef de mission was introduced at the sports hall at the Accra Sports Stadium, as they prepare to leave for the games slated 6th-18th October, 2018.

Team Ghana would be led by young swimmer Abeiku Jackson, with male beach volley pair of Eric Tsatsu and Kevin Carboo, Sandra Mensimah Owusu – female weightlifter and Solomon Diaffo – 400 metres runner, with their respective coaches.

Mr. Yeboah Evans, Chef de mission said the team was poised and ready to return with medals.

He commended the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the National Sports Authority for a great job by putting together the trip, with attractive bonus structure and good preparation ahead of the event.

Mr. Ben Nunoo Mensah, President of GOC, urged the team to make Ghana proud saying you are no strangers to winning medals after competing at the African Youth Games last July, use the exploits of Youth Olympic Games medal winner Martha Bissah as an inspiration.

Mr. Perry Okudzeto, Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports said his outfit had catered for the allowances, bonuses and competition attire for the team, with the GOC catering for air tickets, competition and general kitting for the team.

Meanwhile, the GOC sponsor has promised an additional $1,000 for any of the medal winners.

Source: Ghana News Agency