Amewu leads delegation to UN Forum

Accra- The Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu, is leading a delegation to the 13th session of the United Nations (UN) Forum on Forests.

The meeting would take place at the world body’s headquarters in New York, beginning on Monday, May 07 and end on Friday, May 11.

It would be discussing the implementation arrangements for the UN Strategic Plan for Forests (2017-2030).

A statement issued by the Public Affairs Unit of the Ministry in Accra, a copy was made available to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) said Mr. Amewu would deliver a keynote address on the Voluntary Partnership Agreement process in Ghana.

This would be at a side meeting jointly organised by Indonesia, Ghana and the European Union (EU).

He would also participate in a ministerial roundtable on the contribution of forests towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

He left Accra, on Saturday, accompanied by Brigadier General Joseph Odei, Board Chairman of the Forestry Commission, Mr John Allotey, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Commission, Mr. Abu Juam, Technical Director of the Commission and Mr. Joseph Osiakwan, the Chief Planning Officer and Ghana Focal Person for the UN Forum on Forests.

Source: Ghana News Agency

MTN launches AYO health insurance

Takoradi� The Mobile Telecommunication Network (MTN) in partnership with AYO recharge with care had rolled out a health insurance package to ensure inclusive health support for all.

The AYO recharge with care enables subscribers to buy a life policy cover up to a maximum of GH3,000.00 for a subscriber and one family member and a hospitalisation cover of a maximum of GH40.00 per night for subscriber whenever there was a top up.

Mr Simon Amoh, Western Regional Senior Manager for South-West, who announced this during the launch of the AYO recharge with care noted that it demonstrated the company’s commitment to innovation and value for life

He noted that Insurance was not only a form of social safety net but a tool to absorb risks from individuals and ensure stability while promoting economic growth which made it even more relevant in todays ‘world.

According to him, With the package, any individual who signed onto the scheme could be assisted in the event of death or hospitalisation depending on the policy the individual had signed.

He said the company would continue to provide customers products that contributed to their general well-being and development.

He said, aside the financial inclusion with the AYO Recharge with care services, subscribers would be in the position to enjoy all the benefits of an insurance package in a more convenient manner.

Source: Ghana News Agency

MTN launches AYO health insurance

Takoradi� The Mobile Telecommunication Network (MTN) in partnership with AYO recharge with care had rolled out a health insurance package to ensure inclusive health support for all.

The AYO recharge with care enables subscribers to buy a life policy cover up to a maximum of GH3,000.00 for a subscriber and one family member and a hospitalisation cover of a maximum of GH40.00 per night for subscriber whenever there was a top up.

Mr Simon Amoh, Western Regional Senior Manager for South-West, who announced this during the launch of the AYO recharge with care noted that it demonstrated the company’s commitment to innovation and value for life

He noted that Insurance was not only a form of social safety net but a tool to absorb risks from individuals and ensure stability while promoting economic growth which made it even more relevant in todays ‘world.

According to him, With the package, any individual who signed onto the scheme could be assisted in the event of death or hospitalisation depending on the policy the individual had signed.

He said the company would continue to provide customers products that contributed to their general well-being and development.

He said, aside the financial inclusion with the AYO Recharge with care services, subscribers would be in the position to enjoy all the benefits of an insurance package in a more convenient manner.

Source: Ghana News Agency

University of Ghana student wins Chinese Bridge Preliminary Competition

Accra Mr Duncan Acorlor, a level 400 student of the University of Ghana-Legon, has emerged winner of the 17th Chinese Bridge Preliminary competition.

This qualifies him to represent Ghana on a sponsored travel in the world competition, to be held in China.

Ms Jacqueline Sekyi, the first runner-up and also a level 400 student of the University of Ghana, had as her prize, a sponsored trip to China, to watch the world competition.

The event, held on Friday, May 4, 2018 by the Confucius Institute at the University of Ghana, involved 18 contestants from five different tertiary institutions.

The universities were; the University of Ghana-Legon, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, the University of Cape Coast, the Kumasi Technical University and the Wisconsin University College.

This year’s competition, which is the fifth to be held by the Confucius Institute at the University of Ghana, was on the theme, One World One Family. and consisted of a written test and a speech, followed by questions from the Judges, as well as a Chinese and Ghanaian cultural display.

Mr. Acorlor, the winner of the competition, said in an interview, that he was excited about his win, and looked forward to doing his best in the World Competition as a representative of Ghana.

Miss Sekyi encouraged people who were interested in learning Chinese to pursue their goal as much as they could, because studying Chinese opened one up to academic as well as employment opportunities, besides the opportunity to have a completely foreign cultural experience.

The winner, Mr. Acorlor, stands the chance to earn a Confucius Institute scholarship, for a two-year master’s degree programme, depending on his performance at the World competition.

Source: Ghana News Agency

University of Ghana student wins Chinese Bridge Preliminary Competition

Accra Mr Duncan Acorlor, a level 400 student of the University of Ghana-Legon, has emerged winner of the 17th Chinese Bridge Preliminary competition.

This qualifies him to represent Ghana on a sponsored travel in the world competition, to be held in China.

Ms Jacqueline Sekyi, the first runner-up and also a level 400 student of the University of Ghana, had as her prize, a sponsored trip to China, to watch the world competition.

The event, held on Friday, May 4, 2018 by the Confucius Institute at the University of Ghana, involved 18 contestants from five different tertiary institutions.

The universities were; the University of Ghana-Legon, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, the University of Cape Coast, the Kumasi Technical University and the Wisconsin University College.

This year’s competition, which is the fifth to be held by the Confucius Institute at the University of Ghana, was on the theme, One World One Family. and consisted of a written test and a speech, followed by questions from the Judges, as well as a Chinese and Ghanaian cultural display.

Mr. Acorlor, the winner of the competition, said in an interview, that he was excited about his win, and looked forward to doing his best in the World Competition as a representative of Ghana.

Miss Sekyi encouraged people who were interested in learning Chinese to pursue their goal as much as they could, because studying Chinese opened one up to academic as well as employment opportunities, besides the opportunity to have a completely foreign cultural experience.

The winner, Mr. Acorlor, stands the chance to earn a Confucius Institute scholarship, for a two-year master’s degree programme, depending on his performance at the World competition.

Source: Ghana News Agency