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Nana Ama Mcbrown, Israel Laryea, Reggie Rockstone Named First Batch Of COVID-19 Trust Fund Ambassadors

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Some Ghanaian celebrities have been appointed as Ambassadors to the COVID-19 National Trust Fund.

Their job is to assist the Board of Trustees in creating awareness about the COVID-19 protocols and raising funds to support infected and affected persons in the current global pandemic.

The COVID-19 National Trust Fund was established by an Act of Parliament (Novel Coronavirus) COVID-19 National Trust Fund Act, 2020 (Act 1013) with objectives to complement efforts of Government of Ghana to combat the COVID-19 pandemic by providing an opportunity for individuals, groups and corporate bodies to contribute monies and resources to fight against the pandemic.

The Trust Fund is specifically aimed at supporting the needy and vulnerable persons infected with the disease or affected by the pandemic as well as persons engaged in the combat of the disease.

Sources close to the Trust Fund reveal that the government has appointed five hardworking celebrities in the persons of actress and UTV’s “United Showbiz’’ Presenter, Nana Ama Mcbrown, broadcasters Israel Laryea and Abeiku Aggrey Santana, actress Emelia Brobbey and music legend Reggie Rockstone.

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The responsibilities of the Ambassadors are clear-cut.

The sources added that the Ambassadors are tasked to ”participate in public events of the Trust Fund including fund raising and resource mobilization activities, sensitization campaigns, community engagements, advertisements and promotional programmes.”

In furtherance of the effort to promote the Trust Fund, the Ambassadors are ”to come up with initiatives and organize programmes, activities and events to help market and promote the Trust Fund, particularly fundraisers and educational programmes on vaccination and adherence to the COVID-19 protocols” – wearing mask, social distancing, regular hand washing with soap under running water, use of hand sanitizers among others.

It is also highly important to state that the Ambassadors’ work is ”voluntary” and ”non-political or partisan.”

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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