WilsonHCG named No. 1 global RPO provider in HRO Today’s 2023 RPO Baker’s Dozen List

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WilsonHCG has been recognized as the No. 1 Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) provider in HRO Today’s 2023 Baker’s Dozen List.

The longest-standing customer satisfaction survey in the RPO industry, HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen List is designed to highlight the world’s top RPO providers and lends transparency into the RPO partnerships that are most impactful. Providers are rated on a range of factors including breadth of solutions, quality of service and size of deal.

“It’s an honor to be ranked No. 1 in the Baker’s Dozen List,” said John Wilson, CEO at WilsonHCG. “This recognition means so much to us as a business because it’s solely driven by client feedback. It really is a testament to the commitment and care that our people place in our client relationships. I want to say a huge thank you to the team and can’t wait to build on this success as we continue to add even more value to our client partnerships.”

“Since WilsonHCG’s first placement on the HRO Today Baker’s Dozen as a challenger brand, it has focused on great customer service and innovative approaches to recruitment process outsourcing and workforce solutions. It has transitioned from its early days as a challenger to a large and market dominating leader which is helping redefine what success should look like for clients of these service offerings. Remarkably, WilsonHCG’s service orientation has continued to improve as it has grown to one of the largest and most successful companies in the space and we congratulate it and its leadership team on ranking as the top provider on the HRO Today RPO Baker’s Dozen,” said Elliot Clark, CEO of HRO Today.

Visit the HRO Today website here to find more information about the Baker’s Dozen List.

About WilsonHCG
WilsonHCG is an award-winning, global leader in total talent solutions. Operating as a strategic partner, it helps some of the world’s most admired brands build comprehensive talent functions. With a global presence spanning more than 65 countries and six continents, WilsonHCG provides a full suite of configurable talent services including recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), executive search, contingent talent solutions and talent consulting.

TALENT.™ It’s more than a solution, it’s who we are.


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Acino significantly expands presence and capabilities in Latin America through acquisition of M8 Pharmaceuticals

Over 300 M8 employees, product portfolio and pipeline to enhance Acino’s footprint and strategic position in key Latin American markets.

Zurich, Switzerland, Sept. 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Acino, a Swiss pharmaceutical company headquartered in Zurich, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire M8 Pharmaceuticals (M8), a fast-growing specialty biopharmaceutical company, headquartered in Mexico City and focused on licensing, marketing, and distributing innovative and established medicines in Mexico and Brazil.

Through this acquisition, Acino will enter the two largest pharmaceutical markets in Latin America, significantly expanding its geographic footprint and strengthening its position in the region, providing a more powerful and comprehensive offering for healthcare professionals and patients. The acquisition will complement Acino’s existing Latin American division, which is based in Panama and operates across eight countries in Central America, the Caribbean, and Ecuador, delivering high-quality medicines to improve people’s health in this key region.

M8, a Montreux Growth Partners portfolio company, has a highly successful record of signing exclusive licensing agreements with large pharmaceutical and biotech companies for the rights to market and commercialize products in Latin America. M8 brings a portfolio of well-known proven brands and innovative products, a best-in-class deal-making platform and an outstanding reputation among its partners. Moreover, it has built a large pipeline across a broad range of key therapeutic areas, including CNS, cardiometabolism, respiratory, gastroenterology, oncology and hematology, and rare diseases.

Andrew Bird, Interim CEO at Acino commented: “This is a transformative deal for Acino, significantly expanding our presence in Latin America and delivering against our overall strategy and stated intention to increase patient’s access to high-quality pharmaceuticals and diversify our footprint in key high-growth markets. We see M8 and Acino as highly complementary offerings, and we are confident that we can use this acquisition as a catalyst to further increase value and accelerate growth for Acino in this key region.”

Joel Barlan, CEO at M8 commented: “This agreement will provide M8 with considerable additional resources, expertise, and access to a much wider geographic footprint, which will further accelerate our growth. We look forward to leveraging the skills and capabilities of both teams to grow the combined business and continue to bring proven and innovative treatments to patients and caregivers throughout Latin America and other emerging markets.”

Dan Turner, Managing Director at Montreux Growth Partners commented: “We could not be more pleased with what M8 has achieved during our ownership. We first invested in the early stages of its development. We were able to bring on board a world-class management team, who have focused the company on patient critical therapeutic areas, with a product portfolio that now includes over 30 leading brands from major pharmaceutical companies around the world. The company has delivered tremendous growth and profitability, while also doing much good for the lives of patients. Acino is the perfect acquirer to continue that history of success”.

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including antitrust clearance, and is expected to be completed by the end of 2023. Banco J.P. Morgan S.A. is acting as exclusive financial advisor, Goodwin LLP as exclusive legal advisor, and PWC as exclusive accounting and tax advisor to Acino. Stifel, Cooley LLP and Credit Suisse, a UBS Group Company acted as advisors to M8.

About AcinoAcino is a Swiss pharmaceutical company headquartered in Zurich with a clear focus on selected markets in the Middle East, Africa, Ukraine, the CIS Region, and Latin America. Acino is part of ADQ, an Abu Dhabi based investment and holding company. We deliver quality pharmaceuticals to promote affordable healthcare in these emerging markets and leverage our high-quality pharmaceutical manufacturing capabilities and network to supply leading companies through contract manufacturing and out-licensing.

About M8 Pharmaceuticals

M8 is a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on licensing, marketing and distributing innovative and established therapeutics in Latin America: Brazil and Mexico. We aim to become the preferred pharmaceutical partner for the licensing of high-value innovative and proven therapies across our main therapeutic areas CNS, respiratory, cardiometabolic, immunology, gastroenterology, onco-hematology, and rare diseases. Our mission is to provide the people of Latin America with access to the proven and innovative medicines they need to transform their lives.

About Montreux Growth Partners

Founded in 1993, Montreux Growth Partners has a long history of investing growth capital into category-leading companies that are advancing healthcare and financial technology. It focuses on commercial stage companies which have highly differentiated products, technologies, and services. It is an active and collaborative investor, working closely with the management teams at its portfolio companies.


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Lifezone Metals Announces Publication of H1 2023 Financial Results and Shareholder Letter

New York (United States), Sept. 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lifezone Metals Limited (“Lifezone Metals” or the “Company”) (NYSE: LZM), a modern metals company creating value across the battery metals supply chain from mine to metals production and recycling, announced today that it has published the Company’s first half 2023 financial results in a Form 6-K and an accompanying Shareholder Letter.

Highlights to-date in 2023, as expanded upon in detail in the Shareholder Letter, include:

  • Lifezone Metals’ public listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) as LZM, creating the first pure-play NYSE publicly traded nickel resource and cleaner technology company
  • Completion of a second investment by BHP of $50 million, enabling continued progress at the Kabanga Nickel (“Kabanga”) project site in North-west Tanzania and on key study areas
  • Progress on Kabanga DFS and resource definition activities, building on years of studies and 621 kilometres of historical resource drilling, and further defining the Kabanga resource as the Company works towards an updated S-K 1300
  • Updated Kabanga metallurgical test work results, which indicate Kabanga nickel concentrate is amenable to processing using Lifezone Metals’ Hydromet Technology, and is integral to the Kabanga-Kahama nickel refinery flow sheet
  • Headway on Kabanga site operations, early works and site access, with simultaneous critical path activities including expanded camp and internal roads upgrades enabling drilling and land surveys
  • Key achievements in the areas of Kabanga external affairs, sustainability and permitting, with a comprehensive program in place comprised of an operating team of 100+ actively focused on community engagement, environment, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and social performance
  • Acquisition of Simulus Laboratories, expanding capabilities for Lifezone Metals’ growth strategy beyond Kabanga
  • Formal commencement of off-take marketing of Kabanga nickel cathode, creating an off-take monetization opportunity for the nickel, copper and cobalt production from Kabanga given the interest in these products from original equipment manufacturers
  • Evolved Hydromet opportunities beyond Kabanga, entering into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a global platinum group metals (PGM) customer for a commercial scale PGM recycling facility

Keith Liddell, Founder & Chair of Lifezone Metals, said: “We are excited to share our first ever Shareholder Letter. As we are new to the public market, our first instalment of this communication will both introduce Lifezone Metals to those who are new to our story and present a detailed overview on what we believe are the key accomplishments for our Company so far in 2023.”

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About Lifezone Metals

Lifezone Metals (NYSE: LZM) is a modern metals company creating value across the battery metals supply chain from resource to metals production and recycling. Our mission is to provide commercial access to proprietary technology and cleaner metals production through a scalable platform underpinned by our tailored Hydromet Technology. This technology has the potential to be a cleaner and lower cost alternative to smelting, allowing us to responsibly and cost-effectively provide cleaner metals.

By pairing the Kabanga Nickel project in Tanzania, which we believe is one of the largest and highest-grade undeveloped nickel sulphide deposits in the world, with our proprietary Hydromet Technology, we will work to unlock the value of a key new source of supply to global battery metals markets. We have a long-standing partnership with BHP on the Kabanga Nickel project, with BHP having invested USD100 million, as we work to empower Tanzania to achieve full value creation in-country and become the next premier source of nickel.


Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements made herein are not historical facts but may be considered “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended and the “safe harbor” provisions under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements generally are accompanied by words such as “believe,” “may,” “will,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “expect,” “should,” “would,” “plan,” “predict,” “potential,” “seem,” “seek,” “future,” “outlook” or the negatives of these terms or variations of them or similar terminology or expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding future events, the business combination between GoGreen Investments Corporation (“GoGreen”) and Lifezone Holdings Limited (“LHL”) that formed Lifezone Metals, the estimated or anticipated future results of Lifezone Metals, future opportunities for Lifezone Metals, including the efficacy of Lifezone Metals’ hydromet technology (“Hydromet Technology”) and the development of, and processing of mineral resources at, the Kabanga Project, and other statements that are not historical facts.

These statements are based on the current expectations of Lifezone Metals’ management and are not predictions of actual performance. These forward-looking statements are provided for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to serve as, and must not be relied on, by any investor as a guarantee, an assurance, a prediction or a definitive statement of fact or probability. Actual events and circumstances are difficult or impossible to predict and will differ from assumptions. Many actual events and circumstances are beyond the control of Lifezone Metals. These statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties regarding Lifezone Metals’ business, and actual results may differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: general economic, political and business conditions, including but not limited to the economic and operational disruptions and other effects of the COVID-19 pandemic; the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against the Lifezone Metals in connection with the business combination; failure to realize the anticipated benefits of the business combination, including difficulty in integrating the businesses of LHL and GoGreen; the risks related to the rollout of Lifezone Metals’ business, the efficacy of the Hydromet Technology, and the timing of expected business milestones; Lifezone Metals’ development of, and processing of mineral resources at, the Kabanga Project; the effects of competition on Lifezone Metals’ business; the ability of Lifezone Metals to execute its growth strategy, manage growth profitably and retain its key employees; the ability of Lifezone Metals to maintain the listing of its securities on a U.S. national securities exchange; costs related to the business combination; and other risks that will be detailed from time to time in filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The foregoing list of risk factors is not exhaustive. There may be additional risks that Lifezone Metals presently does not know or that Lifezone Metals currently believes are immaterial that could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements provide Lifezone Metals’ expectations, plans or forecasts of future events and views as of the date of this communication. Lifezone Metals anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause Lifezone Metals’ assessments to change. However, while Lifezone Metals may elect to update these forward-looking statements in the future, Lifezone Metals specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Lifezone Metals’ assessments as of any date subsequent to the date of this communication. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed upon the forward-looking statements. Nothing herein should be regarded as a representation by any person that the forward-looking statements set forth herein will be achieved or that any of the contemplated results in such forward-looking statements will be achieved. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements in this communication, which speak only as of the date they are made and are qualified in their entirety by reference to the cautionary statements herein.

Certain statements made herein include references to “clean” or “green” metals, methods of production of such metals, energy or the future in general. Such references relate to environmental benefits such as lower green-house gas (“GHG”) emissions and energy consumption involved in the production of metals using the Hydromet Technology relative to the use of traditional methods of production and the use of metals such as nickel in the batteries used in electric vehicles. While studies by third parties (commissioned by Lifezone Metals) have shown that the Hydromet Technology, under certain conditions, results in lower GHG emissions and lower consumption of electricity compared to smelting with respect to refining platinum group metals, no active refinery currently licenses Lifezone Metals’ Hydromet Technology. Accordingly, Lifezone Metals’ Hydromet Technology and the resultant metals may not achieve the environmental benefits to the extent Lifezone Metals expects or at all. Any overstatement of the environmental benefits in this regard may have adverse implications for Lifezone Metals and its stakeholders.


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Chief Sustainability & Communications Officer, Lifezone Metals

Ingo Hofmaier
Chief financial Officer, Lifezone Metals

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Annonce des lauréats des Prix Stevie pour les grands employeurs 2023

Bank of America et Globe Telecom figurent parmi les grands gagnants

FAIRFAX, Virginie, 19 sept. 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Les lauréats des Prix Stevie® pour les grands employeurs 2023, un concours international, ont été annoncés le lundi 18 septembre pendant un gala à New York. Les prix récompensent les meilleurs employeurs au monde ainsi que les professionnels, les équipes, les réalisations des ressources humaines ainsi que les produits et fournisseurs liés aux RH qui aident à créer et à favoriser des lieux de travail exceptionnels.

Une liste complète de tous les lauréats des Prix Stevie d’or, d’argent et de bronze 2023 par catégorie est disponible à l’adresse http://www.StevieAwards.com/HR.

Ces lauréats incluent divers individus et organisations du monde entier. L’entreprise qui a remporté le Grand Prix Stevie de l’Organisation la plus récompensée de l’année est Bank of America, basée à Charlotte, en Caroline du Nord, avec sept Prix Stevie d’or, sept Prix Stevie d’argent et sept Prix Stevie de bronze, qui totalise ainsi 45,5 points. Le prix d’Organisation de l’année revient à l’entreprise ayant remporté le plus de points, chaque Stevie d’or représentant trois points, chaque Stevie d’argent représentant deux points et chaque Stevie de bronze représentant un point et demi.

Le Grand Prix Stevie de la Nomination la mieux notée de l’année revient à Globe Telecom Inc., basée à Taguig, aux Philippines, pour sa nomination d’Ato Jiao en tant que directeur des RH de l’année, qui a reçu un score moyen du jury de 9,5 sur 10.

Les plus grands gagnants des Prix Stevie d’or comprennent Bank of America (7 prix), Cathay United Bank (5 prix), IBM (4 prix), Tata Consultancy Services (4 prix), Tech Mahindra (4 prix), Dimes Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. (3 prix), Enerjisa Enerji (3 prix), Product Madness (3 prix), TELUS International (3 prix), Akbank T.A.S. (2 prix), American Systems (2 prix), Ayala Land Inc. (2 prix), BlueSky Personnel Solutions (2 prix), Borusan (2 prix), DHL Global Forwarding, Freight (2 prix), FedEx (2 prix), Globe Telecom (2 prix), GoHealth (2 prix), Golden Hour Veterinary Telemedicine (2 prix), Kordsa Teknik Tekstil A.Ş. (2 prix), Saint-Gobain North America (2 prix), Siemens AG (2 prix) et Top Hat (2 prix).

Plus de 1 000 candidatures d’organisations de 28 pays ont été évaluées dans le cadre du concours de cette année. Les gagnants ont été sélectionnés en fonction des scores moyens de plus de 125 professionnels à travers le monde, jouant le rôle de juges.

Les lauréats des Prix Stevie dans les 31 catégories Employeur de l’année ont été déterminés en combinant de manière exceptionnelle les scores donnés par les professionnels et les votes du grand public.

Les Prix Stevie pour les grands employeurs récompensent les réalisations dans de nombreux aspects du lieu de travail. Les catégories comprennent :

  • Prix d’employeur de l’année
  • Prix des réalisations en matière de RH
  • Prix individuels des RH
  • Catégories des équipes de RH
  • Prix des fournisseurs de solutions
  • Prix des solutions, mises en œuvre et programmes de formation ou médias
  • Catégories leadership éclairé
  • Prix de réponse à la COVID-19

Les prix sont présentés par les Prix Stevie, qui organisent huit des plus grands programmes mondiaux de récompenses commerciales, dont les International Business Awards® et les American Business Awards®.

À propos des Prix Stevie

Les Prix Stevie sont décernés dans huit programmes : les Prix Stevie en Asie-Pacifique, les Prix Stevie en Allemagne, les Prix Stevie pour le Moyen-Orient et l’Afrique du Nord, les American Business Awards®, les International Business Awards®, les Prix Stevie pour les femmes entrepreneurs, les Prix Stevie pour les grands employeurs et les Prix Stevie pour les ventes et le service à la clientèle. Les concours des Prix Stevie reçoivent chaque année plus de 12 000 nominations émanant d’entreprises de plus de 70 pays. En récompensant les entreprises de tous types et de toutes tailles, ainsi que leurs collaborateurs, les Prix Stevie reconnaissent les performances exceptionnelles sur le lieu de travail dans le monde entier. Pour en savoir plus sur les Prix Stevie, rendez-vous sur le site http://www.StevieAwards.com.

Parmi les parrains de la 8e édition annuelle des Prix Stevie pour les grands employeurs, on peut notamment citer HiBob.

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Vencedores do Stevie Awards de 2023 para Grandes Empregadores

Bank of America e Globe Telecom Entre os Principais Vencedores

FAIRFAX, Va., Sept. 19, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Os nomes dos vencedores do Stevie® Awards for Great Employers (Stevie Awards para Grandes Empregadores) de 2023, uma competição internacional, foram anunciados na segunda-feira, 18 de setembro, durante um evento de gala na cidade de Nova York. Os prêmios reconhecem os melhores empregadores e profissionais de recursos humanos, equipes, conquistas e produtos e fornecedores relacionados a RH do mundo que ajudam a criar e impulsionar ótimos locais de trabalho.

Uma lista completa de todos os vencedores do Stevie Award Ouro, Prata e Bronze por categoria pode ser encontrada em http://www.StevieAwards.com/HR.

Um grupo diversificado de organizações e indivíduos de todo o mundo está entre os reconhecidos. A organização que ganhou o Grand Stevie Award de Organização Mais Honrada do Ano foi o Bank of America de Charlotte, Carolina do Norte, com sete prêmios Ouro, sete Prata e sete Bronze Stevie Awards, totalizando 45,5 pontos. O prêmio de Organização do Ano foi concedido à organização com mais pontos, com cada Stevie de Ouro contando três pontos, cada Stevie de Prata dois pontos, e cada Stevie Bronze contando 1,5 ponto.

O Grand Stevie Award de Melhor Indicação do Ano foi concedido à Globe Telecom Inc. de Taguig City, Filipinas, por sua indicação de Ato Jiao para Diretor de RH do Ano, que recebeu uma pontuação média dos juízes de 9,5 de um total de 10 possíveis.

Os principais vencedores do Gold Stevie Awards incluem Bank of America (7), Cathay United Bank (5), IBM (4), Tata Consultancy Services (4), Tech Mahindra (4), Dimes Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. (3), Enerjisa Enerji (3), Product Madness (3), TELUS International (3), Akbank T.A.S. (2), American Systems (2), Ayala Land Inc. (2), BlueSky Personnel Solutions (2), Borusan (2), DHL Global Forwarding, Freight (2), FedEx (2), Globe Telecom (2), GoHealth (2), Golden Hour Veterinary Telemedicine (2), Kordsa Teknik Tekstil A.Ş. (2), Saint-Gobain North America (2), Siemens AG (2), e Top Hat (2).

Mais de 1.000 indicações de organizações de 28 países foram avaliadas na competição deste ano. Os vencedores foram escolhidos por uma pontuação média de mais de 125 profissionais de todo o mundo que atuaram como julgadores.

Os vencedores nas 31 categorias de Empregador do Ano foram esolhidos por uma combinação única de classificação de profissionais e votos do público em geral.

Os Stevie Awards for Great Employers homenageiam as conquistas em muitas facetas do local de trabalho. As categorias são:

  • Employer of the Year Awards (Prêmios de Empregador do Ano)
  • HR Achievement Awards (Prêmios de Conquista de RH)
  • HR Individual Awards (Prêmios Individuais de RH)
  • HR Team Categories (Categorias de Equipes)
  • Solution Provider Awards (Prêmios de Provedor de Soluções)
  • Solutions, Implementations, and Training Programs or Media Awards (Prêmios de Soluções, Implementações e Programas de Treinamento ou de Mídia)
  • Thought Leadership Categorias (Prêmios de Liderança de Pensamento)
  • COVID-19 Response Awards (Prêmios de Resposta à Covid-19)

Os prêmios são apresentados pelo Stevie Awards, que organiza oito das principais premiações de negócios do mundo, incluindo os International Business Awards® e American Business Awards®.

Sobre o Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards são concedidos em oito programas: Stevie Awards Ásia-Pacífico, Stevie Awards Alemão, Stevie Awards Oriente Médio e África do Norte, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, Stevie Awards para Grandes Empregadoras, Stevie Awards para Mulheres Empresariais e Stevie Awards para Vendas e Serviço ao Cliente. Os concursos Stevie Awards recebem mais de 12.000 nomeações todos os anos de empresas de mais de 70 países. Honrando empresas de todos os tipos e tamanhos, e as pessoas por trás delas, os Stevies reconhecem excelente desempenho no local de trabalho em todo o mundo. Saiba mais sobre os Stevie Awards em http://www.StevieAwards.com.

Um dos patrocinadores do 8º anual Stevie Awards para Grandes Empregadores é o HiBob.

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GFA Elections: George Afriyie heads to CAS over disqualification brouhaha

Mr. George Afriyie is set to head to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) following his disqualification from the 2023 GFA Presidency elections. Earlier on, the GFA Elections Committee stated that the Aspirant’s disqualification was as a result breach of conduct. In seeking redress to the matter, Mr. Afriyie made an appeal to the GFA Appeals Committee which was later on dismissed after review. The former GFA Vice President would now head to CAS to appeal to the decision of the Committee to clear his eligibility of joining the Presidential race. The Elections Committee of the GFA had also rescheduled October 5,2023 as date for the elective congress.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Bodi NCCE builds capacity of teachers, pupils on child online safety

The Bodi District Directorate of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has organized a two-day training for some teachers and pupils from selected schools in the district to educate them on various acceptable practices when using the internet. The training was meant to equip participants with the necessary knowledge on internet etiquette to ensure safe internet space for children and other minors. It was held in collaboration with World Vision- Ghana, on the theme: ‘The Role of the Child and Caregivers in the World of Technology.’ Mr Nabila Tamboa, World- Vision Manager, speaking at the opening of the programme, said issues of child online safety had come under much scrutiny in Ghana and globally, hence the need to promote practices that would ensure safe internet space for children. He said children often misused the internet, which exposed them to contents that had the tendency to disrupt their upbringing. ‘This prompted the World- Vision to collaborate with NCCE to take it on-board as part of its Child Protection Intervention,’ he added. Mr. Emmanuel Awotwe, the Bodi District Director of NCCE, took participants through child safety approach and the legal framework of online usages, especially the internet and some guidelines from cyber security authority on internet usage. He, therefore, advised the participants, especially the pupils, to use the internet for their educational purposes rather than visiting social media platforms all the time.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Labourer convicted for defiling, impregnating 14-year-old girl

The Tarkwa circuit court has sentenced a labourer to14 years imprisonment with hard labour for allegedly defiling a 14-year-old girl. The victim, a Junior High School student at Prestea, in the Western Region, is seven weeks pregnant. Valentine Nyame pleaded not guilty to the charge of defilement, but the court convicted him after he was found guilty of the offence. The prosecutor, Superintendent of Police Juliana Essel-Dadzie, told the court presided over by Mrs Hathia Ama Manu that the complainant is a trader and mother of the victim, and resides in the same neighborhood at Prestea as Nyame. On August 4, 2023, at about 21:00 hours, prosecution said the accused lured the victim into his room and had sexual intercourse with her. Superintendent Essel-Dadzie said the complainant became upset when the news got to her and she reported the case at the Prestea police station, where the convict was nabbed for questioning. Prosecution said while investigation was ongoing, convict admitted the offence in his caution statement and confessed that he started having sex with the victim two months ago. The police issued a medical report form to the complainant to send the victim to the hospital, and she later returned the medical report endorsed to the police. According to Superintendent Essel-Dadzie the medical report revealed that the victim was seven weeks pregnant, and Nyame was charged with the offence and put before court.

Source: Ghana News Agency