Hisense Counts Down to 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar with a Chance to win your share of over a Million rand in prizes

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Oct. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Hisense, a leading global home appliance and consumer electronics brand, has launched a series of prize-winning activities both online and instore with its campaign in South Africa, “The Perfect Match”, to celebrate its global sponsorship for The FIFA World Cup 2022 with its innovative products. 

Hisense will be activationing in selected retail channels with incredible FIFA DEALS as well as offering the consumer a chance to win their share of incredible prizes

How to Win


Purchase any Hisense qualifying product from participating retailers From the Month of October to December 2022 .

Prizes up for Grabs

Makro Exclusive

  • L5 Laser TV
  • U7H TV
  • H780 Fridge
  • 15 x 10 000 Mrewards Voucher

Game Exclusive

  • L5 Laser TV
  • U7H TV
  • H780 Fridge
  • 15 x 10 000 Game Vouchers

All other participating retail stores

  • 2x L5 Laser TV
  • 2xU7H TV
  • 2x H780 Fridge
  • 10x R10 000 Cash in the form of a mastercard

Buy Online

Hisense launched an e-commerce campaign in October to offer customers who shop online a chance to win some fantastic prizes to watch the World Cup in style.

The Prizes

Hisense has arranged “Perfect Match” themed prize to provide a luxury World Cup viewing experience at your house with 20 friends, all catering, beverages and your very own butler included

This is the second year for Hisense to be an official FIFA World Cup sponsor. “We are glad to have this opportunity to showcase our innovative technology achievements. We aim to bring every football lover perfect matches with a great viewing experience in this global sporting festival,” said Patrick, marketing director of Hisense South Africa. “At Hisense, we’re always looking to deliver more value for customers, and we are delighted to announce this fantastic range of promotions, that ensure our customers are getting even more when buying a broad range of Hisense products,” he added.

For more information, please visit www.hisense.co.za.

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Quantexa Has Been Positioned by Chartis as a Category Leader in the KYC Solutions 2022 Market Quadrant Update and Vendor Landscape

Quantexa’s KYC Solution, part of its industry leading Decision Intelligence Platform, recognized for completeness of offering, risk scoring, customer profile enrichment, and customer onboarding

LONDON, Oct. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today Quantexa, a global data and analytics software company pioneering Contextual Decision Intelligence (CDI) and helping the world’s leading organizations and government agencies solve some of their toughest data challenges, announced that they have been recognized as a category leader in the just released 2022 Chartis KYC Solutions Market Update and Vendor Landscape report. Quantexa is being recognized as a category leader for completeness of their enterprise solution as well as market potential. The Quantexa KYC Solution was rated “best in class” for KYC risk scoring and customer profile enrichment with additional data and received an advanced ranking for customer onboarding and reporting, and dashboarding.

The Chartis KYC report is focused on the macro themes of cost saving and efficiency. Currently, KYC processes can be manual, error-prone and result in a poor experience throughout the customer lifecycle. Quantexa’s Decision Intelligence Platform transforms the approach to KYC by adding context and clarity from onboarding to exit, dynamically monitoring, and assessing customer risk and opportunity, and shifting away from manual periodic reviews to an automated, proactive process.

The platform connects internal and external data to create a single, enriched, holistic view of a customer and its control, and uncovers hidden connections between customers, counterparties and their behaviors which are often impossible to see in isolation. Along with automation and the use of AI to achieve efficiencies, the solution facilitates a continuous and informed understanding of customers for better, faster decision making throughout the customer acceptance, identification, activity monitoring, and risk management processes.

Quantexa’s positioning in the report is reflective of their customers’ proven results and is proof that adopting a contextual and perpetual approach to KYC reduces the time and costs involved for businesses. It also transforms what has become a tick-the-box exercise, back into the true purpose of understanding the risk and exposure brought on by customer activity. By increasing automation and using decision intelligence, businesses stay ahead of the volume and velocity of data related to KYC policies and processes and can free up their teams, so they have more time to concentrate on high-risk customers and value-add tasks.

Quote: Phillip Mackenzie, Senior Research Specialist, Chartis
The Chartis RiskTech Quadrant for KYC does not simply describe one technology solution as the best – rather, we use the most sophisticated ranking methodology to explain which solution would be most suitable for buyers, depending on their implementation strategies. Our research finds that Quantexa’s KYC Solution offers businesses the necessary controls to address the risks involved in using AI in their compliance programs.”

Quote: Dan Higgins, Chief Product Officer, Quantexa

“Quantexa is thrilled to be included in the Chartis KYC Market Quadrant Report, positioned very strongly amongst an esteemed list of enterprise solution providers. Traditional ongoing due diligence and periodic refreshes of KYC continue to drive cost and complexity for businesses. The increasing regulatory, budget and customer pressures demand a new way of thinking. Quantexa’s contextual approach reduces the time and cost of KYC by increasing automation, connecting non-obvious relationships, and leveraging decision intelligence for perpetual monitoring of risk. This translates into more accurate risk identification and management, lower costs, and improved customer experience. We are confident that this approach will continue to provide value to our clients and drive overall market growth for Quantexa.”

Quantexa is a global data and analytics software company pioneering Contextual Decision Intelligence that empowers organizations to make trusted operational decisions by making data meaningful. Using the latest advancements in big data and AI, Quantexa’s platform uncovers hidden risk and new opportunities by providing a contextual, connected view of internal and external data in a single place. It solves major challenges across data management, KYC, customer intelligence, financial crime, risk, fraud, and security, throughout the customer lifecycle.

The Quantexa Decision Intelligence Platform enhances operational performance with over 90% more accuracy and 60 times faster analytical model resolution than traditional approaches. Founded in 2016, Quantexa now has more than 500 employees and thousands of users working with billions of transactions and data points across the world. The company has offices in London, New York, Boston, Washington DC, Brussels, Toronto, Singapore, Melbourne, and Sydney. For more information, contact Quantexa here or follow us on LinkedIn.


Chartis is a research and advisory firm that provides technology and business advice to the global risk management industry. Chartis provides independent market intelligence regarding market dynamics, regulatory trends, technology trends, best practices, competitive landscapes, market sizes, expenditure priorities, and mergers and acquisitions. Chartis’ RiskTech Quadrant reports are written by experienced analysts with hands-on experience of selecting, developing and implementing risk management systems for a variety of international companies in a range of industries, including banking, insurance, capital markets, energy and the public sector.

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Asiedu Nketia and Ofosu Ampofo’s contest won’t destabilise NDC – Afriyie Ankrah

Accra, Oct. 19, GNA – The decision by Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia, the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to contest the Party’s current National Chairman, Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, will not affect the Party.

Mr Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, the Director of Elections, NDC, said the Party was being governed by a democratic system and thus any officer could contest any position once they were eligible.

In an interview with the Ghana News Agency, Mr Ankrah, a General Secretary hopeful of the NDC, urged the Party to ensure a free, fair, and transparent electoral process to avert any friction.

“I don’t think there will be any friction. Our Party is a democratic Party and so people are free to contest, and whoever wins we move on…People held various positions in the past and people contested and won. So no position is sacrosanct,” Mr Ankrah said.

He added: “If the processes are fair and transparent, and the structure and systems put in place are such that everybody can see that there was a level playing field, it makes it easier for people to deal with the aftermath.”

The NDC will hold its constituency elections between October 22 and 23, 2022, while the regional elections would be held between November 12 and 13, 2022.

The National Congress will be held on December 17, 2022.

Mr Nketia, who had served as Chief Scribe of the NDC since 2005, has publicly announced his intension to run for the National Chairmanship position – a position currently occupied by Mr Ofosu Ampofo.

Although Mr Ampofo is yet to publicly announce whether or not he would seek re-election, sources close to him indicate that he would contest the position when the Party opens nominations.

Mr Ankrah, a former Deputy General Secretary of the NDC, declared his intention to run for the General Secretary position last month.

He said he had contributed to the successes of the NDC over the years having served the Party in various leadership positions for about two decades.

He said he had built strong relationship with the Party base, the youth, religious community, traditional authority, and all relevant stakeholders; making him qualified to assist the NDC to win the next presidential election.

Mr Ankrah, who was the Campaign Coordinator for former President John Dramani Mahama in 2012, urged the NDC to prepare early for election 2024.

He said the NDC must also be “vigilant, aggressive and strong,” indicating that the next election, “is not negotiable.”



Source: Ghana News Agency

Kwabre East to benefit from massive road infrastructure – Amoako-Atta

Suame (Ash), Oct. 19, GNA – Mr Akwasi Amoako-Atta, the Minister of Roads and Highways, has assured the people of Kwabre East and Amansie of a massive road infrastructure to improve their living conditions.

He said works had been completed for the contractors to move to site in the next two weeks to reconstruct the deplorable road networks in those towns.

Speaking at the sod-cutting ceremony to begin the construction of the Four-Tier Suame Interchange in Kumasi, he said the government would not disappoint the people.

The chiefs and people of the Kwabre East Constituency have, in recent times, complained about the poor road network and lack of other basic infrastructure such as a fit-for-purpose hospital.

They claimed that the constituency, which had delivered the highest votes for the NPP in the last two elections, had been neglected by the Government in terms of development to improve the living conditions of the people.

The people, led by Barima Saasi Ayeboafo II, Chief of Mamponteng, threatened to vote against the NPP in the 2024 elections if their plea for improved road networks and basic infrastructure were not heeded.

The Amansie West and South districts have the most deplorable road networks in the Ashanti Region, making them prone to accidents and armed robbery attacks, leading to loss of lives.

The announcement by the Minister is, therefore, welcome news to the people who are eagerly waiting to see the start of the projects.



Source: Ghana News Agency


Sixty-six bills to be laid before Parliament on resumption

Accra, Oct 19, GNA – Sixty-six Bills are expected to be laid before Parliament when it resumes from recess on Tuesday, October 25, a statement from the Public Affairs Directorate has said.

The statement, issued to the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Wednesday said the Bills would include the Affirmation Action Bill, 2022, Ghana Housing Authority Bill, 2022, Minerals and Mining (Amendment), 2022, Small Scale Mining Bill, 2022, Petroleum Revenue Management (Amendment Bill, 2022 and the Constitution of the Republic of Ghana (Amendment) Bill, 2021.

It said a Private Members Bill which was referred to by the Council of State would also be presented before the House.

Eleven Bills are currently at the committee level, of which seven are Public Bills and four are Private Members bills.

Among them include the Intestate Succession Bill, 2022 at the Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, the Armed Forces (Amendment) Bill, 2022 at the Committee on Defence and Interior, the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and the Ghanaian Family Values Bill, 2021 at the Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs and the Criminal Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2021 at the Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

According to the statement, there are also Instruments at various stages to be presented before the House.

“The Speaker is expected to admit Papers, Petitions, Motions for Debates and Questions to be answered by sector ministers during this meeting,” it said.

Other events during this meeting are the presentation of the annual budget for 2023 and the festival of nine lessons and carols.

The House adjourned sine-dine on Thursday, July 28, 2022.

“Mr Speaker, barring any unforeseen circumstances, the House is expected to resume the third week in October,” Mr Osei-Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, Majority Leader said.

Members of Parliament go into recess thrice in a Session, the first recess is from March to May, and the second comes off from July to October with the last being from December to January.

Members of Parliament use the recess for committee meetings, visiting their constituencies and other Parliamentary-related works.


Source: Ghana News Agency

Stakeholders explore ways to advance locally-led adaptation in climate change


Accra, Oct 19, GNA – A multi-stakeholder workshop to explore pathways and advance locally-led adaptation as a key component of Ghana’s climate mitigation actions has been held in Accra.

The workshop, organised by Africa Policy Research Institute (APRI), in collaboration with the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC), explored pathways through which locally led adaptation could support Ghana’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and climate change adaptation planning.

It brought together government officials, non-governmental organisations, Civil Society and the private sector to explore opportunities, barriers and constraints for accelerating the process in Ghana.

Dr Grace Mbungu, the Head of the Climate Change Programme, APRI, stressed the importance of the initiative as policy tools and approaches for making climate action more effective.

Individual farmers, households and resource managers operating at the micro-level made most of the key land use and resource allocation decisions to adapt to the threats and opportunities of a changing climate.

As such, Dr Mbungu said climate adaptation actions risked being ineffective if they failed to be led by the views and priorities of the local stakeholders who influenced land, water and other resource usage.

“We need to learn from those who are at the forefront, dealing and coping with the effects of the climate crisis. The steps they take to deal with the day-to-day effects of climate change can and should inform policy and implantation strategies,” she said.

“Tha actions that could be supported should also receive support,” she said.

Madam Rukayatu Sanusi, the Executive Director, GCIC, said Ghana was making some progress in formulating policies, strategies and projects to advance climate action, and it was important to deepen learning from initiatives on locally-led adaptation, to inform the country’s priorities advanced in the NDCs and the National Adaptation Framework.

Dr Albert Arhin, a Research Fellow at APRI, in his presentation, said climate finance was not reaching the local level as expected.

“This is because just about 3.5 per cent out of the US$ 1.3 billion climate finance inflows to Ghana from 2011-2019 were spent on climate adaptation initiatives that support local communities to adjust and respond to the harsh realities of climate change,” he said.

On the success story, participants acknowledged the existence of policy development in Ghana and funding for Small and Medium Enterprises.

They, however, called for effective media involvement and awareness creation as a multi-stakeholder approach to achieve locally-led adaptation of Ghana’s climate change.

The virtual and in-person event was held in Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal simultaneously.

APRI is an independent and non-partisan African think tank. It researches key policy issues affecting African countries and the African continent. APRI also provides policy options to African policymakers and civil society actors.

GCIC is a pioneering business incubator with a unique focus on developing SME ventures and entrepreneurs in Ghana’s ‘Green Economy. The Centre is an institute of Ashesi University.



Source: Ghana News Agency

Travis Greene headlines Adom Praiz festival 2022

Accra, Oct. 19, GNA – American gospel musician Travis Greene will headline the 2022 edition of the Adom Praiz Festival.

The two-day gospel music festival, scheduled for November 3–4, 2022, at the Perez Dome in Accra, would witness manifestations through prayer, worship, and praise.

The Adom Praiz festival, which is one of Ghana’s biggest gospel shows, is making a return with a live audience after the 2021 edition was held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Other artistes who are billed to perform at this year’s music festival include Ohemaa Mercy, Celestine Donkor, Edwin Dadson, Perez Music, Jack Alolome, and a host of others.

Speaking at the launch of the 2022 Adom Praiz Festival in Accra on Tuesday, Mr. Max Fugar, the General Manager, Sales and Customer Service at Multimedia, was elated with the comeback of the gospel show.

He stated that the platform provides the congregants the opportunity to thank the Lord for a good year because things could have become worse.

“The platform offers believers the opportunity to praise and worship the name of the Lord. Things could have been worse off, but as we continue to survive, it is right to give him thanks and pray for the country,” he said.

The Adom Praiz festival has over the years brought some top international music stars to Ghana, including CeCe Winans, Kirk Franklin, among many others.

The headline sponsor for this year’s Adom Praiz is DBS Industries Limited and is supported by Franko Trading Enterprise, 21st Clinic, Aseda Fabrics, AVIS, AA Natural Health,among others.



Source: Ghana News Agency

Qatar will deliver the best-ever world cup tournament – FIFA

Accra, Oct.18, GNA – Gianni Infantino, President of the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) says the best ever world cup tournament will be the one yet to be staged in Qatar this year.

He made these comments following the input of work by the Asian side as the tournament approaches in just a month ahead.

Qatar, made up of over 1.7 million people, gained the right to host the 2022 World Cup tournament as the first middle east country to host the world tournament.

According to the FIFA president, the country was ready to host the tournament per the state-of-the-art stadiums available, the training pitches and some other facilities available all gave signals on how prepared the Asian side was.

He finally said “the world is excited. Qatar is ready. The stage is set. Together, we will deliver the best world cup ever on and off the field”.

Nasser Al Khater, the Chief Executive Officer of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 also highlighted some works that have been done previously to welcome fans all over the world to the global party which was tagged as a “memorable one”.

“It promises to be a unique edition of the FIFA World Cup and one that will leave a lasting, positive impact on Qatar, the Middle East and the Arab World,” he said

Also speaking on the level of development of the project was Mr Yasir Al Jamal, the Director General of Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, an organization responsible for delivering the infrastructure necessary to host the FIFA World Cup in Qatar urged fans to make it a point not to miss the tournament in Qatar as they country had lots of opportunities to offer.

Over 30,000 rooms have been made available for visitors who would be in Qatar for the world cup.



Source: Ghana News Agency