Hanergy Kick-starts its CSR Project, ‘Lighting Africa’ in Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, July 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Hanergy Thin-Film Power Group, a pioneering multinational clean energy company, launched the “Lighting Africa” project at its first stop Tanzania on July 18th together with China Foundation for Peace and Development and Tanzania-China Friendship Association by promising to donate the first 100 Humbrellas this October.

Minister Song Tao and Dr. Salim. Salim lit up the solar umbrella from Hanergy

“Lighting Africa” is a philanthropic project initiated by Hanergy and joined by China Foundation for Peace and Development this April in Beijing, aiming to provide environmental-friendly lighting devices to African children to improve their reading time and help the electricity deprived populations in Africa.

The event had a fully lit Humbrella demonstration that was witnessed by: Minister of International Department of Communist Party of China, Song Tao, President of Tanzania China Friendship Association, Hon. Dr. Salim.A.Salim, Hanergy Kenya Sales Directors Li Chuan and Zhang Xu, and over 700 local residents from Kagera Region along with teachers and pupils from the Oysterbay Primary School in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) reports that there are 880 million people who are living with insufficient electricity, power shortages have become an important factor that restricts the development of Africa.

Minister Song Tao said, “We hope more NGOs, enterprises, and individuals can join the cause of building a prosperous Tanzania, making the people’s lives better.”

“We hope ‘Lighting Africa’ Project will be a successful program at its first stop in Tanzania,” added Minister Song.

Donating the Humbrella, a path-breaking product from Hanergy, Mr. Li Chuan, Hanergy Kenya, Country Sales Director, said “At Hanergy, we’re steadfast to ensure the all-round development of Africa. We’re confident that the Humbrella will surely light up the lives of African children and facilitate the fast-paced development of Africa. Today’s step to donate Humbrella to Tanzania is a testimony of our commitment to helping the underdeveloped regions of Africa facing power shortages.”

“This is just the beginning of Hanergy’s philanthropy in Africa. We’re poised to bring more Humbrellas to Africa,” he added.

Humbrella is a new thin-film solar product developed by Hanergy. Weighing only 8.8 kilograms and a diameter of 2.7 meters, Humbrella is covered with thin-film solar panels, which is available for power generation on both sunny and cloudy days.

Equipped with integrated functions of off-grid power supply, electricity storage, night lighting and terminal charging, the newly unveiled product is expected to store as much as 40000 mAh, ensuring a 10-hour high-quality reading time for children, or charging more than ten 3000mAh smartphones.

About Hanergy

Hanergy, the world’s largest clean energy company, has a comprehensive clean energy solution, covering hydro-power, wind-power, and solar power. Since 2009, Hanergy has focused on thin-film solar power research and development, and is launching a series of products including solar roof tiles, foldable solar-paper power bank, solar backpack, building integrated photovoltaics, solar roads and many others. With a worldwide staff of more than 16,000, Hanergy is devoted to providing the world a clean energy solution for a better life and sustainable world.

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TV Programmer arraigned for alleged theft

Accra- The Television Programmer of the ZTV has been put before an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly dishonestly appropriating G20,000.00 belonging to Nii Tetteh Opremere II, his employer.

Irene Akoto Ofori has been granted a G20,000.00 bail with four sureties.

She denied the charge and she is to make her next appearance on July 30.

Police Chief Inspector Emmanuel Haligah told the Court presided over by Mrs. Jane Harriet Akweley Quaye that Nii Opremere II, Chief of Shiashie is the prosecution witness and the owner of Zion Television popularly known as ZTV.

He is a resident of La Tse Addo whereas Irene lives at Ogbodzo, all suburbs of Accra.

The prosecution said in October 2016, Nii Opremere II engaged the accused, who claimed to be an expert in TV Programming to assist in uplifting the image of the station and later became the head of the station.

He explained that since ZTV has been transmitting on satellite and the owner wanted it to go digital as well as expand its audience base, he decided to acquire a digital license.

Nii Opremere II discussed his intension with the former station’s General Manager (Mr Badu Andoh), Head of Production (Mr Eugene Kpakpo Addo) and one Basile Awagbe, all witnesses in the case.

Chief Inspector Haligah explained that they met one Reverend Dr Biney, an engineer who promised to help acquire the digital license at G80,000.00.

Accused on her assumption of office was also informed about the development and she claimed knowing the said engineer, saying he was the right person for the job if only the money was given him.

He said the owner of ZTV organised G80,000.00 and gave it to Irene to be given to Rev Biney to enable him carry out the job but she failed to do so and deposited the money into her account.

In January this year, the Chief not seeing any improvement questioned the accused about the delay and she told him government had put an embargo on the issuance of the license.

He then asked for the receipt or slip covering the payment of the money into Rev Biney’s bank account but Irene was not able to produce it thus, the Chief became suspicious and reported the case to the police which led to her arrest.

The Prosecution said Irene initially insisted paying the money into the bank account of Rev Biney but later said she distributed $28,000, $9,000 and $4,500 to Rev Biney, Kpakpo and Awagbe, respectively but they had all denied this.

Further investigation revealed that the accused paid $15,000 equivalent to GH60,000 to Rev Biney which was used to prepare a comprehensive document for the TV station whilst she kept the G20,000.00.

She was later processed and put before the Court.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Wa-Naa pleads for autonomy of UDS

Wa� Wa Naa Fuseini Seidu Pelpuo IV, the Overlord of Waala Traditional, Area has appealed to President Akufo-Addo to listen to their long standing plea for the Wa campus of the University for Development Studies (UDS) to be granted autonomy.

The seeming delay in getting us the long deserving autonomous university only leaves us at the mercy of some authorities of the University’s Central Administration who are bent on rendering the Wa Campus poor of its programmes, he said.

Naa Pelpuo made the plea when the President paid a courtesy call on him at his palace in Wa as part of his two-day tour of the Upper West Region.

Your Excellency, some recent move by the authorities to continue to dismember the Wa Campus by transferring many of its programmes to Tamale nearly got the youth of the region onto the streets, but for the timely intervention of the Regional Minister, he said.

Naa Pelpuo also expressed worry that the conversion of the Wa Polytechnic into a Technical University still hanged in the balance.

He added that to add salt to injuries, the Rector of the Polytechnic had been in a protracted dispute with the Polytechnic Council, the general administration and the lecturers since his investiture earlier this year.

We need you to intervene in this tussle to save the Polytechnic from imminent collapse, the Paramount Chief of the Waala Traditional Area appealed.

President Akufo-Addo thanked the people of the region for the support and said his visit was to enable him to update himself with the concerns of the people in each region in order to guide the actions of his government.

He said the introduction of the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy attracted 90,000 more students in its first year of implementation, adding that this year the figure would double to 180,000 more students.

President Akufo-Addo also hinted that 8,000 more teachers would be recruited to help teach the increasing number of students at the SHS level and urged parents to ensure they enrolled their wards in school to benefit from the opportunity.

Responding to the UDS Wa campus autonomy issue, President Akufo-Addo said the University was started during former President Kufuor’s era and that it would be good if granting of the autonomy also happened in his era.

On the Wa Polytechnic impasse, the President said he would surely do something about it through the Minister of Education.

President Akufo-Addo later inspected an on-going youth centre project in Wa after which he commissioned an Amatrol Teaching and Learning System Laboratory which was funded by the Ministry of Education/Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET) Ghana.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Wa-Naa pleads for autonomy of UDS

Wa� Wa Naa Fuseini Seidu Pelpuo IV, the Overlord of Waala Traditional, Area has appealed to President Akufo-Addo to listen to their long standing plea for the Wa campus of the University for Development Studies (UDS) to be granted autonomy.

The seeming delay in getting us the long deserving autonomous university only leaves us at the mercy of some authorities of the University’s Central Administration who are bent on rendering the Wa Campus poor of its programmes, he said.

Naa Pelpuo made the plea when the President paid a courtesy call on him at his palace in Wa as part of his two-day tour of the Upper West Region.

Your Excellency, some recent move by the authorities to continue to dismember the Wa Campus by transferring many of its programmes to Tamale nearly got the youth of the region onto the streets, but for the timely intervention of the Regional Minister, he said.

Naa Pelpuo also expressed worry that the conversion of the Wa Polytechnic into a Technical University still hanged in the balance.

He added that to add salt to injuries, the Rector of the Polytechnic had been in a protracted dispute with the Polytechnic Council, the general administration and the lecturers since his investiture earlier this year.

We need you to intervene in this tussle to save the Polytechnic from imminent collapse, the Paramount Chief of the Waala Traditional Area appealed.

President Akufo-Addo thanked the people of the region for the support and said his visit was to enable him to update himself with the concerns of the people in each region in order to guide the actions of his government.

He said the introduction of the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy attracted 90,000 more students in its first year of implementation, adding that this year the figure would double to 180,000 more students.

President Akufo-Addo also hinted that 8,000 more teachers would be recruited to help teach the increasing number of students at the SHS level and urged parents to ensure they enrolled their wards in school to benefit from the opportunity.

Responding to the UDS Wa campus autonomy issue, President Akufo-Addo said the University was started during former President Kufuor’s era and that it would be good if granting of the autonomy also happened in his era.

On the Wa Polytechnic impasse, the President said he would surely do something about it through the Minister of Education.

President Akufo-Addo later inspected an on-going youth centre project in Wa after which he commissioned an Amatrol Teaching and Learning System Laboratory which was funded by the Ministry of Education/Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET) Ghana.

Source: Ghana News Agency

2018 Central Command Inter-Unit Firing Competition held at Yaohima Gallery Range

Accra- The Central Command of the Ghana Armed Forces has a held a two-day firing competition for Units under its Command.

The competition, which was held at the Yaohima Gallery Range, was aimed at grooming troops for subsequent firing competitions at the Formation and Service levels.

The competition saw teams drawn from HQ Central Command Camp, 3 BN, 4 BN and 2 Independent Recce Squadron competing in various practices; Pistol Shoot, M16 Carbine Shoot, M16 Standard Shoot and Falling Plates.

The 3rd Battalion of Infantry based in Sunyani was adjudged the best team overall with 4BN (Kumasi) placing 2nd and HQ C/COMD (Kumasi) coming in 3rd.

Private Mantey Michael was adjudged the overall best male with Sgt Darkwah Sarah receiving the award for overall best female.

The Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Mr Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh, GOC C/COMD, Brig Gen Cosmos Alhassan, COO C/COMD, Col Y Salifu and the various Commanders of the Units under the Command were in attendance.

Source: Ghana News Agency