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Meet Africa UK Pageant Finalist, Gifty Osafo From Ghana

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Gifty Osafo, is a resident of Gloucester City in the southwest of England, UK. She’s a business owner in the eCommerce industry.

Mrs. Gifty hails from Ghana, West Africa. She is honored to have made it to the finals of the first ever Africa UK Pageant which is not a standard beauty pageant but rather, a women empowerment programme.

The Beauty Pageant is a real-life showcase of women in the UK. She is thrilled to have made it out of a record number of entries received by the organization.

The program was created for Africa women, aged 30 years and above who resides in the UK. These are women who would ordinarily not have such a platform to compete and be ambassadors on a global scale.

The opportunities and platforms that has been created for Miss/Mrs Africa UK entrants are significant in every way and truly creates a ripple effect across our beautiful country.

Through the journey of Miss/Mrs Africa UK, women find themselves again and learn that they are never too old to follow their dreams and become voices of change.

In an exclusive interview with Ghanaarticles.com, Mrs. Gifty said, ‘I entered into the competition with high hopes of getting the opportunity to share my story, to inspire and empower women.

Reaching the final stage in the competition was a big plus, something I am immensely proud of and at the same time, makes me more humbled.

Interestingly, among the first questions I asked the founder of Africa UK Pageant, Yanela Ntlauzana before making my mind up was the age limit and thankfully, she made it clear to me that the age requirement was 30 years plus and it is for both singles and married.

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Her confirmation made me content as I am a married woman with two amazing children. The joy of raising my children is immeasurable as I faced man challenges in my early years living in the UK’.

She added, “After living in the UK for almost a decade, I have learnt a lot from these two different continent but to my realization, there is a common challenge faced by women and it is no doubt that most women across the globe faces the same.

Undeniably, the hardship women go through from being a wife, pregnancy, labor pain, parenting, among many motherly duties, has crippled many and left them unable to accomplish their childhood goals and aspirations.

In spite of all these, I believe every woman must be given the privilege to be educated in a formal, informal or non formal way.

Every woman deserves the opportunity to climb the educational ladder and there shouldn’t be any gender limitations as some societies claim.”

Aside her commitments as a mum, Mrs. Gifty has landed her way into entrepreneurship and has successfully launched an online store as she continues to study business management and strategy to broaden her knowledge and skills in business.

She believes it is time Africa write her own stories by putting herself in good condition that the world would have no reason or excuse to reject her.

“It is our sole responsibility as women to empower ourselves by expanding our intellectuals, confidence, and readiness to compete with everyday challenges.

With our preoccupation as home managers and experiences gathered by making homes, it is clear evidence that entrepreneurship should indeed be dominant by women,” she concluded.

Source: Ghanaarticles.com

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Thousands Ghanaian Youth Storm El-Wak Stadium For Medical Screening Ahead of Army Recruitment [Photos]

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Thousands Ghanaian Youth Storm El-Wak Stadium For Medical Screening Ahead of Army Recruitment [Photos]

Thousands of Ghanaians on Monday, July 19 thronged the El Wak Sports Stadium in Accra to participate in the documentation and medical screening process for recruitment into the Ghana Army.

These people, according to the Commanding Officer for the 5th Infantry Battalion, Lieutenant Colonel Prince Tandoh, include Senior High School graduates, and degree and diploma holders.

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The screening process, which began as early as 7 am on Monday, will end on Saturday, July 24, 2021.

Some applicants had been at the stadium as early as 5:00 am.

The Army is looking at recruiting about 1,000 persons who will take an aptitude test as the next stage for recruitment.

Thousands Ghanaian Youth Storm El-Wak Stadium For Medical Screening Ahead of Army Recruitment [Photos]

Thousands Ghanaian Youth Storm El-Wak Stadium For Medical Screening Ahead of Army Recruitment [Photos]

Lt Col. Tandoh said the military had done their best to adhere to coronavirus safety protocols.

“Only those with print out forms will be allowed to come in, and you can also see we have sanitisers and veronica buckets around, so we are doing our best to maintain the protocols.”

Some persons who took part in the process say, although it has been stressful, they are hopeful of being among the few who will be recruited.

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“As I entered, I felt pressure because the people here were too many. I did not even expect to finish early,” one of the applicants said.

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Good News Hits Groupe Nduom After Gold Coast Securities Wins GH¢174m Judgment

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The Commercial Division of an Accra High Court On Thursday 15, July 2021, presided over by Justice Shiela Minta ordered Health Network Company (Healthnet) to pay GH¢174 million to the Ghana Growth Fund Company/Gold Coast Advisors, a Groupe Nduom Company.

The High Court also awarded a cost of GH¢50,000 to the lawyer of the Plaintiffs.

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This is the first of a number of court cases pending before the law courts, that were initiated by Groupe Nduom companies.

They involve private sector companies, government agencies and regulators.

Groupe Nduom in a statement said it believes that when all is said and done, the allegations of wrongdoing made against specific Groupe Nduom companies and shareholders will be put to rest.

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This particular suit, it explained, was started by Writ of Summons and Statement of Claim issued at the Registry of High Court, Accra, Commercial Division dated 11th October 2019.

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After failed attempts to get all the four defendants to be served in the ordinary manner prescribed by the Court rules, an application was brought before the court for substituted service to enable the plaintiff to serve the defendants by substitution which application was granted.

Source: Ghanaarticles.com

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Govt Announces Tuesday, July 20 As Public Holiday

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The government, through the Interior Ministry, has declared Tuesday, July 20, 2021, as a public holiday as Muslims celebrate their annual Eid-ul-Adha.

This was announced in a statement issued by the sector Minister, Ambrose Dery.

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“The general public is hereby informed that Tuesday, 20th July 2021, which marks Eid-ul-Adha, is a statutory public holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country,” the statement read.

Eid-ul-Adha is an Islamic festival to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim, also known as Abraham, to follow Allah’s (God’s) command to sacrifice his son.

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Muslims across the world started this year’s month-long fasting on April 13, to mark the eighth month of the Islamic calendar.

The festival is commemorated by offering special prayers and slaughtering livestock, usually a goat, sheep, or a cow.

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The National Chief Imam, Sheikh Dr Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, has announced that this year’s national Eid-ul Adha prayers will be marked inside the new Mosque Complex at Kawkudi on the Kanda highway in strict adherence to the covid-19 safety protocols.

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Source: GhanaArticles.com

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