Kpone-Katamanso fashion designers ready for Xmas??

Contemporary or moderate ladies seeking either something elegant or normal for Christmas fashion wear for religious service, parties and social gatherings, the Kpone-Katamanso fashion designers are set to meet the needs of all. 

A Ghana News Agency Tema Regional Office Pre-Christmas market monitoring at the Kpone-Katamsno Municipality focusing on the fashion and dressmaking industry unveiled that all the Christmas yuletide cannot be complete without the garment industry. 

GNA observed that the dressmakers have fashionable all traditional women’s wear for all occasions, which are very affordable for the best outfit to step out with during the Xmas season which includes: Kaba and Slit, Straight dresses, Petite, Plus Size, and Curves Style. 

 Speaking to GNA, Ms. Hannah Aseidu, a seamstress at Bediako near Kpone said that despite the popular economic challenges, customers were patronizing the services of dressmakers “as you cannot celebrate Christmas without a dress”. 

“Our clients are pouring in for different styles of garments to welcome the 2022 Christmas picking fabrics and designs of their choice,” Ms. Aseidu stated. 

She said ladies’ clothing is in high demand as compared to men, while Kaba and Slit are on top of demand, “due to this I close late or sometimes I work in the late hours of the night together with my apprentices”. 

Ms. Aseidu said, “business so far so good, the market is going on well for me, and also this is our season therefore I am looking forward to more orders from my clients”. 

Ms. Grace Wordey of ‘By His Grace Fashion Home’ told the GNA that demand for more kids’ outfits keeps coming than adults, explaining that most parents hold the view that the kids matter most in the Christmas yuletide and must be satisfied.  

“Buyers are actively diversifying their supply chains for Christmas apparel and seeking more competitive price points,” she said. 

Ms. Rose Donkor another fashion designer explained that the fashion business was high because clients are purchasing more for events and also for Christmas celebration. 

Ms. Forgive Adjorlolo of Abaah Fashion and Designing Center also in Kpone said business is ongoing but at a slow pace such that clients are not patronizing kids’ wear which has been sewn but rather going in for already made clothes. 

“But for the adults, they bring in their orders. Last year I made a lot of clothes as compared to this year. To crown it all dressmaking this year is increasing gradually for me, and I am hoping in receiving more orders, Ms. Adjorlolo stated. 

Ms. Angelina Teye of Purple Peplum Creations told the GNA that her center was busy with orders, but most of them are for brides and for other events.  

“I expect more Christmas orders from clients even though the pricing of items has increased but this year’s Xmas celebration would be a memorable one,” Ms. Teye stated. 

Source: Ghana News Agency

Stonebwoy lights up FIFA fan festival with intriguing performance

– Ghanaian music superstar Stonebwoy rocked the FIFA Fan Festival with an impressive performance on the eve of the third-fourth place match in the ongoing World Cup in Qatar.

Over 50,000 people witnessed a spectacular performance from the reggae and dancehall crooner, who thrilled patrons with some hit songs.

Fans could be heard chanting, shouting, and screaming to Stonebwoy’s songs, especially his hit single “Go Higher.”

The Ashaiman-based artiste demonstrated his lyrical and vocal prowess on stage as he proved his class.

Other African artistes, including Nigeria’s Kizz Daniels and Patoranking, have performed at earlier festivals held a few weeks ago.

Afrobeat icon Davido is also billed to perform at the finals of the World Cup, with Argentina and France vying for the ultimate trophy.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Argentina win dramatic World Cup final

Dec, 18 (BBC/GNA) – Lionel Messi has led Argentina to World Cup glory after beating France on penalties in one of the most thrilling climaxes in the tournament’s history.

Argentina looked to have thrown the trophy away, after Kylian Mbappe scored twice in the last 10 minutes to take the tie into extra time, after a Messi penalty and a sweeping finish from Angel di Maria had seen the Argentines 2-0 up in the first half.

Messi restored their lead in the extra period, before Mbappe stunned the South Americans again from the penalty spot to force a shootout with his third – the first hat-trick in a World Cup final since 1966.

But Kingsley Coman had his penalty saved by Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano MArtinez, and Aurelien Tchouameni then missed the target, allowing Gonzalo Montiel fire home the winner and spark incredible scenes.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Messi lifts World Cup at last as Argentina beat France on penalties

Lusail, Qatar, Dec 18, (dpa/GNA) – Argentina’s Lionel Messi, scored a brace and also in the deciding shoot-out, to win the World Cup at last for Argentina on Sunday, 4-2 on penalties over France, after a 3-3 deadlock in a drama-filled and record-breaking 120 minutes of play.

Gonzalo Montiel converted the deciding spot kick, after goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, had saved from Kingsley Coman, and Aurelien Tchounameni had aimed wide for the defending champions France.

Messi had opened the scoring with a 23rd-minute penalty, after Angel di Maria was clipped by Ousmane Dembele, and then also poked home for 3-2 in the 108th.

He was also part of a superb counter attack, which the lively Di Maria, back in the starting 11, completed for 2-0 in the 36th as Argentina seemed well in control.

But like in their quarter-final against the Netherlands, which they won on penalties, Argentina failed to protect the lead over 90 minutes.

France roared back in the closing stages from a brace by Messi’s Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Kylian Mbappe, an 80th minute penalty and a volley a minute later, and he then struck from the spot again in the 118th, to force the shoot-out where he was also flawless.

Mbappe became only the second player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final, the fifth to score in back-to-back finals, and tournament top scorer in Qatar with eight goals.

But it was to no avail as Messi, lifted the trophy after a World Cup record 26th match appearance, during which he became the first player to score in every stage of one tournament, finishing one behind Mbappe on seven goals.

He emulated Diego Maradona, as Argentina won the World Cup for a third time, having also triumphed in 1978 and 1986. They lost finals in 1930, 1990 and 2014, with Messi and Di Maria the only remaining members of the squad from eight years ago.

Argentina were shocked 2-1 by Saudi Arabia in their opening match on November 22, which ended an unbeaten run of 36 games, highlighted by the Copa America title last year.

They rebounded strongly and gave South America a first title since Brazil in 2002, ending a run of European teams to four titles in a row.

France had been bidding to join Italy (1934 and 1938) and Brazil (1958 and 1962), as back-to-back champions, but failed to win the trophy again they had lifted in 1998 and 2018, as they finished second as in 2006, when they had also lost on penalties to Italy.

Les Bleus, who had been plagued by a virus in recent days but had their strongest starting 11, never really got into the game, but showed great fighting spirit to make the final one of the best in tournament history.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Messi becomes first player to score in every round at a World Cup

Berlin, Dec 18, (STATS Perform/dpa/GNA) – Lionel Messi, became the first player in World Cup history, to score in every round of a single edition of the tournament, after putting Argentina ahead against France in Sunday’s final.

The Argentina captain opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 23rd minute, when he calmly sent Hugo Lloris the wrong way after Ousmane Dembele felled Angel Di Maria.

Messi is the first man to net in the group stage, the round of 16, the quarter-finals, the semi-finals and the final at one World Cup.

The Paris Saint-Germain forward, also became the first to have 20 direct goal involvements at the finals (12 goals, eight assists), while no player has scored or assisted in more different matches (14) than the 35-year-old, whose sensational campaign showed no signs of slowing.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Argentina coach Scaloni dedicates World Cup title to his parents

Lusail, Qatar, Dec 18, (dpa/GNA) – Argentina coach, Lionel Scaloni, has dedicated the World Cup title to his parents.

Argentina were crowned winners in Qatar, after beating France 4-2 in the shoot-out.

“We always talk about our families. My parents taught me to understand that I could never give up,” he said when asked who he dedicated the title to.

“Any other coach, not only me, wants to do things well. I’m lucky to be here. This is an incredible moment” Scaloni added.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Argentina keeper Martinez: ‘I dreamed a lot about this day’

Lusail, Qatar, Dec 18, (dpa/GNA) – Argentina goalkeeper, Emiliano Martinez, said he suffered to win a “hard-fought” game against France, and clinch the World Cup title in Qatar.

“It was a very hard-fought game, we knew it was going to be like that. Thank God we did it. I dreamed a lot about this day,” he said.

Martinez made a crucial save in extra-time, to deny France a possible winner, and also denied Kingsley Coman from the spot in the shoot-out, as Argentina lifted the trophy for a third time.

Asked how he felt during the shoot-out, he said he was “calm” and dedicated the title to his family. “I come from a very humble place. This one goes out to my family,” Martinez said.

Argentina won 4-2 on penalties after a 3-3 deadlock from 120 minutes.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Johnson Asiedu Nketia elected Chairman of National Democratic Congress

Johnson Asiedu Nketia has been elected Chairman of National Democratic Congress at the party’s 10th National Delegates Congress in Accra.

FULL RESULTS – NDC NATIONAL EXECUTIVE ELECTIONS

CHAIRMAN

SAMUEL YAW ADUSEI 52

JOHNSON ASEIDU NKETIA 5,569 (Elected)

SAMUEL OFOSU AMPOFO 2,892

NII ARMAH ASHIETEY 38

VICE CHAIRMAN

SHERIF ABDUL-NASIRU 787

ABANGA YAKUBU ALHASSAN 864

DR. SHERRY AYITTEY 1,820 (Elected)

SETH OFORI OHENE 355

AWUDU SOFO AZOURKA 2,757 (Elected)

ALHAJI AMADU B. SOROGHO 832

ALHAJI HABIBU ADRAMANI 817

EVELYN ENYONAM MENSAH 331

GENERAL SECRETARY

ELVIS AFRIYIE ANKRAH 1,408

FIFI FIAVI KWETEY 4,543 (Winner)

DR. PETER BOAMAH OTOKUNOR 2,757

DEPUTY GENERAL SECRETARY

FRANCIS LANME GURIBE 324

CATHERINE DEYNU 652

BARBARA SERWAA ASAMOAH 3,834 (Elected)

GBANDE FOYO MUSTAPHA 1,861 (Elected)

KWAME ZU 1,717

BRADI PAUL OPATA 62

EVANS AMOO 83

NATIONAL ORGANIZER

JOSHUA HAMIDU AKAMBA 2,035

HENRY OSEI AKOTO 158

MAHDI MOHAMMED GIBRILL 535

SIDII ABUBAKARI 657

SOLOMON YAW NKANSAH 302

CHIEF HAMILTON BINEY NIXON 1173

JOSEPH YAMMIN 3,730 (Winner)

DEPUTY NATIONAL ORGANIZER

KOBBY BARLON 4,700 (Elected)

HABIB MOHAMMED TAHIRU 953

ELIKEM ERIC KEVIN KWAME KOTOKO 1,815 (Elected)

ALHAJI YAW KUNDOW 1,053

COMMUNICATION OFFICER

SAMMY GYAMFI (Unopposed)

DEPUTY COMMUNICATION OFFICER

GODWIN AKO GUNN 2,1630 (Elected)

ADONGO ATULE JACOB 614

MALIK BASINTALE 3,388 (Elected)

KWAKU BOAHEN ANTHONY 1,138

MOHAMMED NAZIRU 758

ZONGO CAUCUS CO-ORDINATOR

ABASS ZULKARNAIN KAMBARI 625

HON. ALHAJI BABANLAMIE ABU SADAT 1,748

MAMAH MOHAMMED COLE YOUNGER 2,706 (Winner)

ABDUL-AZIZ MOHAMMED 1,819

YAKUBU MAHMUD MUDI 1,530

Source: Ghana News Agency