The most iconic mobile phone which sold over 126 million units in 2000

On September 1, 2000, mobile phone manufacturer, Nokia, released one of its iconic phone models – the 3310, replacing the 3210 model.

The phone, which leaves a resounding memory in the minds of many users, sold over 126 million units globally and in Ghana, the Nokia 3310 phone still resonates with many users.

With its wide range of unique ringtones and lasting battery life, users of the phone primarily became more attached due to its durability, phonebook, and speed dialing features.

Other features associated with the phone were the monochrome graphical screen which could display various screensavers.

The phone also had the capacity to store 250 phone numbers and their associated names, with the option of specific ringtones assigned to the phone entries.

Users of the phone had various ringtones to select from, with a composer function in addition to games such as Snake II, Space Impact among others.

The Nokia 3310 provided full SMS text messaging, including the use of T9 predictive text and the ability to handle basic graphic picture messaging.

The phone further had extended features comprising of a clock, stopwatch, calculator and a calendar.

While purchasing this phone could be a difficult one to come by in this day, the iconic mobile phone will forever leave a lasting memory in the mind of its many users.

Source: Ghana Web

Step-by-step process to register your small business in Ghana

Business registration in Ghana is a very simple and easy task for small businesses and other entrepreneurs who wish to do business legally in Ghana.

The registration can be done in two ways i.e., physical/walk-in or online.

The entity in charge of registering businesses in Ghana is the Registrar-General’s Department.

For the walk-in procedure, the business owner is required to provide three business/company names for search for availability of a name. This process is to ensure that the name in which your business is registered is exclusive to you.

After you have successfully gone through this process, you will be required to buy or download the required Entity Registration form.

Complete the Entity Form, pick a ticket per the Entity Type, and wait till your ticket number is called.

Submit the completed form with all the supporting documents for validation by the inspector.

A payment slip will be generated for payment to be made.

After payment is done, the document is left at the in-house bank for onward processing while the decision is made to Approve, Query, or Reject.

When approved, a certificate and other supporting documents are issued.

For online registration, go to Search for the availability of your Business Name by clicking on Name Search.

After which you download forms of the Entity Type you want to register.

Print, fill, sign, and scan the form and other supporting documents, create an account as a portal user, and log in with the username and password given after the account creation.

Select the Entity Registration link on the welcome page then select the Entity Registration link again on the left pane

When you are done, click on the ‘Create New’ button if the name has not been reserved or click on the ‘Create from Name Reservation’ button if the business name has been reserved.

Select the entity type from the dropdown list, type the business name under Entity Name, and click on the Proceed button.

Certificates and other supporting documents are issued when approval is given Input data, upload scanned and signed documents, and follow the instructions.

Pay online by clicking on the ‘make payment online’ link.

The status of the registration will be communicated via SMS

Click on the Certificate link to save or print the certificate and other supporting documents after approval is given.

Source: Ghana Web

Sulayman Marreh: The Gambian player who rejected ‘unfair’ call-up due to lack of game time at club

Gambian defensive midfielder, Sulayman Marreh, has turned down a national team call-up due to a lack of game time at his club.

The Gent midfielder has not played a single minute this season with his last appearance dating back to 23 February 2023.

Marreh noted that it would be unfair to don the national colors while he is not performing at his best level for his club.

“I was called to play for my country but I can’t come because I am not playing currently. It is not fair to come and play for your country if you are not at your best,” he said as stated by Gambian outlet Gambiana.

Gambia who are in second place in Group G of the AFCON qualifiers are just a point away from securing qualification for their second appearance at the continental showpiece.

The Scorpions will host Congo Brazzaville at the Stade de Marrakech stadium on Sunday, September 10, 2023.

Source: Ghana Web

Sheikh Tophic Sienu successfully completes first phase of Football Video Analysis Course

Football writer, editor and television soccer pundit Sheikh Tophic Abdul-Kadir Sienu has successfully completed a Football Video Analysis Course organised by the Ghana Football Association.

The ten-day intensive theoretical session took place at the Ghanaman Soccer Center of Excellence in Prampram, the technical center of the Ghana FA.

The knowledge-seeking Sheikh Tophic Sienu was one of the twenty participants who registered for the second batch of the course.

The editor for who doubles as a regular panellist on metro TV and GTV Sport+ as well as a soccer pundit was regular for the entire ten-day session as well as all practical sessions.

With his knowledge in football analysis, Tophic invented The Sheikh’s Drawing Board – an analytical writeup that assesses the strength and weakness of tactics after game.

His basic understanding of the game and how he explains group and individual tactics of games made him the right student of the course which added to his knowledge bank.

In a post on his Facebook wall, Tophic revealed how stressful the whole learning process was but he relentlessly went through.

“Another era has begun. It was hard, intense, packed and stressful but the knowledge gained can’t be quantified. This is another step in adding to my knowledge bank. I’m excited to have successfully completed my first phase of the Video Analysis Course. Thanks to the GFA for introducing this course. We’ll tick all the boxes, dot the Is and cross the Ts. Another step towards greatness,” Sheikh Tophic Sienu wrote on Facebook.

Following his completion of the first phase of the course, the learned journalist will take up an 11-day online session before practically working with a Premier League club as an intern for 2 months.

The Video Analysis Course is one of the major strategic tools of the current Ghana FA towards the restructuring of the game.

Source: Ghana Web

Vodafone Ghana introduces initiative to champion Western Region development

Vodafone Ghana has unveiled its Grow Western 2023 initiative, a

comprehensive programme tailored to the Western Region. With this initiative,

Vodafone hopes to incentivise customers, improve healthcare, increase tech

knowledge, and foster community growth.

“Grow Western illustrates our commitment to the Western Region’s growth and

prosperity,” said David Umoh, Consumer Business Director at Vodafone Ghana. “We

believe in the power of community, and we aim to contribute meaningfully to

customer loyalty, healthcare and education.”

Central to the initiative is Vodafone’s dedication to rewarding loyalty. The telecom company is organising events to honour their customers and partners in the area. In addition to this, Vodafone is also intensifying its commercial efforts in the region through Merchant Storms, sales events, and a strategic partnership with the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU), enabling drivers to purchase fuel using Vodafone Cash.

The Vodafone Ghana Foundation will lead several health programmes under its

Connected Health pillar. ‘Homecoming’ will settle hospital bills and offer free National Health Insurance cards to insolvent patients. ‘Rural Ultrasound Scan’ will help expectant mothers in remote areas to get prenatal care on time, reducing maternal mortality. ‘Healthfest’ will offer free medical screenings to prevent and detect health problems early on.

The Foundation’s Connected Education programme will bring STEM activities to

primary schools to improve learning outcomes and bridge the technology gap. This

endeavour is geared towards fostering a tech-savvy generation ready to face the

challenges of the modern world.

Vodafone’s Retail Transformation project, which has seen the establishment of

Vodafone Community Shops nationwide, is also ongoing in the region. The project,

which began in June this year, has already seen the successful launch of 43 C2 General Vodafone Community Shops nationwide, with another 72 in the pipeline. A total of 12 shops have been inaugurated in the region as part of the Grow Western programme.

Crowning the entire period will be a special dinner for loyal customers, offering Vodafone the chance to appreciate and interact with its most loyal customers and stakeholders in an evening of networking, entertainment, and dining.

Vodafone Ghana’s commitment to the Western Region extends beyond the Grow

Western event. The company has pledged to ensure long-term sustainable

development in the region, with plans to continually monitor, evaluate, and expand these programmes to cater to the evolving needs of the community.

Residents keen on more information about the Grow Western 2023 initiative can visit any Vodafone retail store in the Western Region or explore the Vodafone Ghana website.

Source: Ghana Web

USL Championship: Elvis Amoh’s goal not enough to rescue Hartford Athletic from defeat

Ghanaian attacker Elvis Amoh was on target for Hartford Athletic despite their defeat against Tampa Bay Rowdies in the USL Championship.

The former Asante Kotoko striker started and lasted 83 minutes as his outfit succumbed to a 2-1 away defeat to Tampa Bay Rowdies on Saturday.

Amoh opened the scoring for the visitors after just 13 minutes into the game but Tampa Bay Rowdies restored parity on the stroke of half time through Cal Jennings.

Cuban international Ariel Martinez scored on stoppage time to hand Tampa Bay Rowdies victory over Hartford Athletic at the Al Lang Stadium.

The 31-year-old has scored 4 goals and provided 1 assist in 19 games so far for Hartford Athletic.

Amoh joined the club in January 2023 and has since established himself as a key member of the team.

Source: Ghana Web

This is how much you have to pay to watch Ghana VS Central African Republic match

The Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS) has announced ticket prices for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Ghana and the Central African Republic on Thursday, September 7, 2023.

According to a post on the official MOYS Twitter account, the VIP section goes for GH?150, while the VIP wing will be sold for GH?70 respectively.

The Centre Line goes for GH?70 and those on a tighter budget will enjoy the popular stand tickets for only GH?30.

Also, for e-ticketing, fans will have to dial *711# to purchase their tickets online.

The Black Stars of Ghana will play their final African Cup of Nations(AFCON) qualifier against the Central African Republic on Thursday, September 7, 2023, at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.

Ghana tops Group E with nine points and a win against their opponents will book their place in the 2024 AFCON to be held in Ivory Coast from 13 January – 11 February 2024.

However, prior to the game on Thursday, September 7, eleven players have arrived at the Black Stars camp ahead of the clash.

Source: Ghana Web

Why I am contesting GFA elections – George Afriyie

A former Ghana Football Association Vice-President, George Afriyie believes Ghana football must be rescued from Kurt Okraku ahead of the 2023 Ghana Football Association Elective Congress.

According to the astute football administrator, football in the country is collapsing and it must be rescued since there has been no progression.

Afriyie reiterated that, if the game is not rescued from failed Kurt Okraku, it will be worse in the next four years.

“It is the right time for me to contest for the Ghana Football Association (GFA) presidency and it is God who will determine who will win but looking at the direction where our football, four years from today, it will be worse. Our game has gotten to a stage where we cannot beat Comoros, Niger, and even Madagascar and if anybody doesn’t see anything wrong with that, then it is a problem”, he said on Asempa FM.

George Afriyie who doubles as the President of Susubiribi Football Club said there are no proper documents and structures to run the football and if there were any, he would have been the first to heap praises on Kurt Okraku.

“That is not our status and we must admit that there are problems. There are no proper documents and structures to run the game. If Kurt Okraku was doing a good job, I would have been the first to praise him but what do we see? We must rescue our football from Kurt Okraku because he has failed,” he added.

The GFA Elective Congress will be held at the Radach Memorial Hotel in Tamale on September 27.

Source: Ghana Web