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African Union Night At Piccadilly Casino

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dominique paravicini Editor

Dear Friends, The month of June may bring the rains to Ghana but in our hearts we yearn for the sun and for friendship and brotherliness. These are the very themes that you will you discover in ENJOY MAGAZINE this month and on our website: www.enjoyaccra.com We are pleased to bring you pictures of the second national Cowbell cycling tour which was a huge success. We hope that this will be an event that we can enjoy for many years to come. Congratulations also go to Jessica Tei who we featured in last month's magazine on her victory in the MTN Asantehene Gold Cup in Kumasi. We bring you a profile of Mr Bhagwan Khubchandani, founder of the Melcom group, certainly an inspiring character, follow him through our pages as we tell his story. PAX HOMNIBUS (peace and good will to all men). There are many in our society who give funds to the underprivileged youth through numerous associations, businesses, or individual contributions. They are our friends and heroes. Find them in your favourite magazine, be they the Indian women’s association or Accra Accueil or countless others that we have featured in the past. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate a group of interns from different schools who recently came to work with us. They put together the article "Discovering African art and sculpture" which I hope you will enjoy. One thing is sure my friends with the rainy season comes slippery roads, accidents and other dangers. We at Enjoy Accra offer our condolences to the families of the deceased from the two plane crashes in Accra and Nigeria. Just as the bright sun will re-appear so hope will come. ....Enjoy Don’t forget you can also read the magazine online at: www.enjoyaccra.com Enjoy June 2012

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t is often said that champions die hard and nowhere was this more true than at this year’s Cowbell national cycling tour. The gallant cyclists fought the weather and the varying altitudes, to cover a distance of 1313km in a time of 29hrs 44mins and 36secs at an average speed of 39.1km/hr. In the end there could only be one winner and one man stood high on the podium with the gleaming trophy raised high. In the style of Lance Armstrong, Henry Tetteh Djangmah retained his title as best cyclist by time (yellow jersey) and his name will be written in the annals of Ghanaian cycling history as one of the greatest cyclists of his time. Enjoy June 2012

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“Henry took home a giant trophy, brand new bicycle, a medal, cash prize of GH¢6,000, and products from Pens and Plastics Ghana Limited (PPGL) as well as keepsakes from Promasidor Ghana Limited.” Henry Tetteh Djangmah, last year’s yellow jersey winner from the Die Hard Cycling Club, was crowned winner of the 11stage 2012 Cowbell national cycling tour. The ace cyclist battled the rains, the sun, a slip up and fall as well as tiredness to hold on to the yellow jersey from stage 9 of the competition in Koforidua to the final lap at the Trade Fair Centre La, Accra. He took home a giant trophy, a brand new bicycle, a medal, cash prize of GH¢6,000, and products from Pens and Plastics Ghana Limited (PPGL) as well as keepsakes from Promasidor Ghana Limited.

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He was closely trailed and challenged by Samuel Anim of the Young Stars Cycling Club. Samuel completed an impressive double as he emerged as both the best cyclist by points (Green jersey) and the best fighter cyclist (Red jersey). He took home a medal for each jersey, a total cash prize of GH¢6, 000, a trophy for each jersey and assorted products from PPGL and Promasidor. The overall best team of the competition went to Henry Tetteh Djangmah’s Die Hard Cycling Club followed by Young Stars Cycling Club and City Migro Cycling Club. The Clubs and their managers were decorated with medals and given hampers of assorted Cowbell products from Promasidor Ghana Limited.

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Victor Cudjoe of the All Stars Cycling Club at only 18 years of age, emerged as the youngest cyclist by time and proved to be the discovery of the tour. He took home the white jersey as well as a medal and a cash prize of GH¢1, 000, a trophy and assorted products from PPGL and Promasidor Ghana Limited. Interestingly Victor was competing for the first time in the race, and gave Tetteh Djangmah a good run for his money closing the 24 second gap between them at the 10th stage to only 17 seconds by the end of the competition.

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Riders cross the finishing line during the final stage race

Crowd gather to enjoy the race

Samuel Anim interacting with the media

Dignitaries on stage

Trophies at stake

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A huge crowd of onlookers gathered at the Trade Fair centre in La to welcome the cyclists home and witness the official awards ceremony which was the climax of the 13 days Tour du Ghana cycling event. Spectators were treated to fireworks and live band music by the Ghana Police Service. The elated crowd cheered and danced as they received refreshment in the form of chilled cowbell products.

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Mr Wolanyo Agra, Director-General of the National Sports Authority (NSA), commended the cyclists for participating in the competition and for their spirit and resilience. He congratulated Promasidor Ghana Limited and other sponsors for investing in the sport and urged them to continue in their bid to develop the sport. Mr Agra said the Parliament of Ghana will soon pass a Sports Bill which will encourage corporate entities to operate and invest more in sports in the country.

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Festus Tettey, Sales & Marketing & Olivier Thiry, MD, Promasidor addresses gathering

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Denis Martin, MD Pens & Plastics Ghana Ltd presenting green jersey trophy

ACP Awuni presents best team of the tour

Samuel Anim 2nd, 1st Henry Tetteh Djangmah & 3rd Victor Cudjoe

Mr Sahnoon Mohammed, President of the Ghana Cycling Federation, called on the cycling clubs to encourage more youths to join their clubs and added that next year's competition will be even more competitive and will include some foreign cycling clubs. Enjoy as we bring you photos of the gruelling race to win the ultimate cycling trophy in Ghana. The race began with 72 cyclists from 12 cycling clubs but at the finish line in Accra

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Mr. Jean Claude ABA watching the final stage ceremony

on May 27th only 57 cyclists completed the course. As we all hail our champions, we can only say ayekoo and congratulations to the sponsors Promasidor Ghana Limited through Ghana’s favorite Milk brand Cowbell with support from Pens and Plastics Ghana Limited (BIC), the National Sports Authority, the Ghana Cycling Federation as well as Media partners the Multimedia Group and TV3 network. e

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ith the initiative of Institut Français du Ghana and assistance from Da Viva, a 2 weeks Pan African workshop was organized to educate and motivate the fashion and textile students of the Accra Polytechnic, KNUST, Kumasi Polytechnic and young designers of the Web. This project took place from the 8th to the 18th of May 2012 and was entirely financed by the Institut Français du Ghana. The goal of this workshop was to impart and share knowledge, skills and experience from expert and professional designers from Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Austria and Paris. Representing these countries were, Miss Naa Amanua Williams; International fashion designer of Da Viva who shared her experiences and knowledge about surface design, Miss Gisela Gagakuma, who took the students through the practical application of Swarovski Elements, Miss Nicoue-Beglah Kotoko from Togo ; a professional and excellent trainer in the process of creating a collection, from Nigeria was Mr. Prince Oyefusi Akanni who gave a remarkable delivery on solving all problems of garment construction using patterns and a superb lecture on, ‘how to survive in a competitive market’. From Austria, were Mr. Michael Renzler; head of market development Africa from Swarovski Elements and also Mr. Martin Doujak; head of technical support for Swarovski Elements who gave a presentation and introduction of Swarovski Elements. Concluding the workshop was Miss Sakina Msa from Paris; international fashion designer who recently designed a collection for Puma, shared her experiences in the industry and knowledge about Finishing, Sizing and Pricing of garments. The students and management of the Accra Polytechnic, KNUST, Kumasi Polytechnic and young designers of the Web were very involved and responded positively to the workshop. They asked the trainers to give them the teaching aids used in the lectures. They are also hoping that the trainers will come back for more training in the future. The 2 weeks workshop was closed with a thrilling fashion show in Kumasi, organized by Da Viva at the Golden Tulip Hotel and supported by the Institut Français du Ghana, French Embassy, Alliance Française Kumasi and Golden Tulip Kumasi. There was a remarkable attendance of over four hundred guests and designs by students from KNUST, Kumasi Polytechnic and Ben Genesis who showcased their designs on the runway. Crowning the fashion show was a stunning collection embellished with Swarovski Elements by Naa Amanua. e

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Melcom profile

At The Zenith Of Retail Business

“Mr. Bhagwan Khubchandani, Chairman of Melcom Group of Companies, Ghana, is a living example of paying the best heed to his consumers and clients as he gives first priority to them.”

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n the sphere of business, if one wants to carve out a niche in the hearts of the consumers or clients, he needs to display the virtues of flawless customercare instead of practicing the policy of caveat emptor (the principle that the buyer alone is responsible). The seasoned and highly successful entrepreneur, Mr. Bhagwan Khubchandani, Chairman of Melcom Group of Companies, Ghana, is a living example of paying the best heed to his consumers Enjoy June 2012

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and clients as he gives first priority to them. He believes in customer satisfaction by providing quality products and best services which widen the scope for prosperity of business. Bhagwan doesn’t believe in short-cut gains or making profits by drilling to the depth of customers’ wallets: “My philosophy has always been to sell ‘more for less’. This has worked well for us and we continue with this mantra”. That is the reason why Melcom is the most reliable name in www.enjoyaccra.com

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Bhagwan with family in 1947

Ghana and the customers’ first choice to shop in its 25 colossal departmental stores spread out over the country while four more branches are scheduled to open this year. Today, Melcom is the largest shopping spot in Ghana and Mr. Bhagwan Khubchandani, the leading retailer in this country, is running his business with the Group’s strong workforce of over 1,900 employees and its turnover reaching $200 million. Bhagwan’s education was badly disrupted during his childhood as he attended 6 schools in 7 years. He could not study regularly in a particular school. He describes: “I completed GCEs. Realizing that my educational qualifications were insufficient to enter the business world, I took courses in accounting, correspondence and other business-related subjects”. Bhagwan entered the biz world just after he finished his schooling as he unravels: “After completing my schooling in 1954, I was given the choice of coming to Ghana or going to Hong Kong. I chose Hong Kong and spent 6 years working there and in Japan before coming to Ghana”. 18

Bhagwan with daughters, Sonya (Rekha) & Rani (Kavita)

Working in different countries like Hong Kong and Japan turned to be an advantage for Bhagwan as his years of stint helped him widen his commercial savvy. Since business was in his blood being from the Sindhi community, Bhagwan didn’t take much time to understand it and took it to the cusp of success in his host land. However, all it tied off with his inherited business which his father had started in Ghana along with his brother. In 1946, Ramchand Khubchandani set up his own retail business under the auspices of Glamour in Ghana and that was opened in partnership with his younger brother. In 1954

“Bhagwan doesn’t believe in short-cut gains or making profits by drilling to the depth of customers’ wallets: “My philosophy has always been to sell ‘more for less’. This has worked well for us and we continue with this mantra.”

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Back Row: Manoj Sadhwani, Jaya Melwani, Prerna Sadhwani, Shyla Melwani, Rishi Melwani Front Row: Mahesh Melwani, Rani Melwani,Bhagwan, Prema Melwani, Sheila Khubchandani, Sonya & Ramesh Sadhwani

they established Ghana’s first garment factory. Within a few years, they opened a textile factory, employing over 1,200 staff. On the other hand, their retail trading was also developing side by side. With their rising strides, by 1970, their company had opened 22 branches in Ghana. In order to improve the merchandizing and sourcing of new products, they established offices in Japan and Hong Kong. But in between, the baton was passed to the next generation, as Bhagwan acquaints: “In 1966, my father and his brother left Ghana to settle in the Far East and the business was left in the hands of their sons: Bhagwan (me) and Kishin”. Both the cousins carried on their inherited business to the best of their wisdom and efforts but in 1990, due to differences in their opinion, they parted ways. Thus, Bhagwan left Glamour to establish his own business under the name and style of Melcom which he started with Enjoy June 2012

a capital of $2,000,000. And then, he was joined by his two sons-in-law. Over the years, the company has developed into the largest chain of departmental stores in Ghana. Gradually, they diversified into other ventures also, for they have an established plastic factory, electronic assembly plant and a travel agency.

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Now, three companies of Melcom Group deal with different businesses. Their Century Industries Ltd. is a plasticware manufacturing while Crown Star Electronics Industry Ltd. manufactures and assembles electronics, and Melcom Travel & Tours Ltd. has made its recognition as a fullfledged travel agency, bringing easy and convenient travel to its customers’ doorsteps. Under Melcom Group, there are ten more property-related companies and they also have large plots of land for future development. Besides Ghana, they also have their business offices in Hong Kong and China. As Bhagwan has made monumental achievements in business, he has been honored with some prestigious awards also. From 2002-2006, The Chartered Institute of Marketing of Ghana has also recognized the enthusiasm of Melcom’s employees and management in this sector, 19


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Bhagwan receiving a special entrepreneurial achievement award

President Gyani-Zail Singh & Bhagwan

“In 2011, Bhagwan was presented a “Special Entrepreneur Achievement Award” by the CIMG. Bhagwan claims with perceptible elation: “This was the very first time such an award was bestowed, and I was privileged to be the first recipient.”

Glamour Department Store - 1946

by awarding Melcom the “Best Retail Outlet of the Year” and eventually inducting the Group in the “Hall of Fame”. In 2011, Bhagwan was presented a “Special Entrepreneur Achievement Award” by the CIMG. Bhagwan claims with perceptible elation: “This was the very first time such an award was bestowed, and I was privileged to be the first recipient”. He was a very active member of the Rotary Club and became its President in 1976. His group of companies was conferred on with a Citation for the services rendered during Bhagwan’s tenure. They also received a Citation from the Freemason Lodge acknowledging their charitable services. Bhagwan’s participation in social work and his devotion to charity are laudable. About his charitable organization, he acquaints: “We engage in a fair amount of philanthropy. The charity arm of Melcom is Melcom Care and is handled by my daughter Rekha. We are also in the process of establishing an education trust”. A Citation was given to them by the Indian Association of Ghana for

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Bhagwan’s charitable services rendered for many years, during which time he served as Secretary, President and member of several committees. Married to Sheila in 1962, Bhagwan has 2 daughters: Kavita 47 and Rekha 46. Sheila’s father and Bhagwan’s father were close friends who were glad to have established a new relationship after the marriage of their children. About his daughters, Bhagwan says: “Kavita and Rekha are happily married and I am very fortunate that their husbands are working with me as partners. Kavita

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Bhagwan at the opening of the 2nd mega store at Kumasi by Otumfuor Nana Osei Tutu II

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has 4 children and Rekha, 2. My grandchildren are studying in the UK and USA, except for the youngest, who attends the American School in Ghana”. With a dream to mark his business presence in other West African countries, Bhagwan reveals: “My dream is to go beyond the borders of Ghana and establish our company in other West African countries”. His efforts to realize this dream are constantly on with his distinct business ethics and it seems that days are not far away when he is able to reach his desired destinations of business beyond the borders of Ghana. e Enjoy June 2012

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“My dream is to go beyond the borders of Ghana and establish our company in other West African countries.”

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Eçole Française : Jacques Prevert d'Accra: Eleonore,Assaad, Yann, Charles,Habib and Sasha

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Hankel Sam, one of the artists we spoke to is passionate about the arts and by the age of eighteen, had been working as a sculptor and painter for many years. Inspired by his From North to South, East to West; African art takes many forms grandfather, he learnt how and is made from many different materials. Artists produce to sculpt wood in the form different items ranging from sculpture, paintings, textiles, pottery of canoes, lions and masks. to body art works. He also learnt the art of relief Sculptures can be wooden, ceramic or carved out of stone. For painting. Work satisfaction is most artists, the know how is transmitted from family members what drives him and he feels happy when he finishes a and transcends several generations. piece. For the past thirty years he’s been working at There are several art centres in Ghana, however for this piece “Divine began his romance with the the Tetteh Quarshie Arts enclave and we spoke to artists at the artists arts at the age of eighteen. He learnt enclave at Tetteh Quarshie the ropes from his grandfather and sells mostly to in Accra. his creations are still inspired by the Europeans, Africans and Asians. or the avid art lover African art represents a variety of diverse and unique artistic talents. Though observers tend to generalize "traditional" African art the continent abounds in people of varying societies and civilizations, each with their own unique visual special culture.

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With time and support from his clients he has been able to export his pieces and sells them in other African countries and around the world. John Adams, our second artist, started sculpting eleven years ago from his home in the Volta Region. Unable to fulfill his dream of becoming a pilot he made a career from his hobby of sculpting. Our third artist, Divine, began his romance with the arts at the age of eighteen. He learnt the ropes from his grandfather and his creations are still inspired by "the old man's" work. Divine’s way of handling metal is sublime; he builds toy cars, silhouettes and bicycles using only metal. His designs are unique and a joy to look at. Our artists love their work and would love to produce even more prized pieces, but they are struggling due to la ack of sales. One message is clear from all of them, they seek security and would love a permanent place to base themselves similar to the art market in Accra. Our trip to see the artists at Tetteh Quarshie was inspiriational and I would certainly recommed a visit. You may be surprised at what is on offer. e

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Movenpick Lounge

Alliance Française d'Accra Time :10:00 AM

Come enjoy a nice chilled evening, good music & food Time 7pm

Honey Suckle Happy Hour

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Salsa Dance Nite Coconut

Happy Hour

Art Exhibition Month of June

Groove Hotel. @7pm

Venue : Branche Coffee Shop time : 11am till 4pm

Foundation Accra TIme: 3:00 PM

Father's Day Lunch

African Regent hotel Airport, West. Join us every afernoon for a tasty selection of cakes & desserts from12-5pm

Invite your friends for a drink & a chat Venue: Kanda

Shakespeare Workshop for Secondary/High School Age Students Nubuke

Fathers’ Day Fine Dining

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½ Price on Drinks till 7pm Venue: Ring Road opp. Time: From 5pm

Brunch@ La Palm Casino

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ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL (EFFA) Goethe-Institut Ghana Time: 7:30 PM

Sumptuous spread to tempt your taste buds. time: 10am

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African Regent Hotel, Airport west

TASTY JERK Barbecue Joint Venue: Osu Down Chez Lien Annex Time: 5 pm

Wine Down @ Golden Tulip Poolside @6pm

Duplex Happy Hour Osu, Time : 7pm

Play Tennis At Accra Lawn Courts available from 7am

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afternoon of golfing from 1pm-6pm

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Roll the Dice Draw

Venue : Piccadilly Casino Time : 10:00 PM

Luscious Temptations

Meet your friends and taste luscious temptations. Venue: A&C Square, East Legon

Millionaires Casino

Golden Tulip Bingo Nite Time 9-10pm

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Jazz bar with a good ambience and tasty menu. Venue: Ringroad Central. time: 6:30pm

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Venus Pub/Restaurant

Monsoon

Join your friends & enjoy a nice dinner on the terrace

Join your friends for a nice drink & dinner @ 7pm Osu

Millionaires Casino

Canada Day Special Traditional Market

Time: From 5 pm

Millionaires Casino

Grown and Sexxxy

Place brunch from 11:30am to 4pm- @African Regent Hotel,Airport West

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@ Holiday Inn Hotel Airport from 12noon

Roll the Dice Draw

Venue : Piccadilly Casino Time : 10:00 PM

Lunch Buffet

Labadi Beach Hotel from 11:30am-4pm

Golden Tulip Ladies Nite 7-10pm

Happy Hour

Tops n Tails Pub Spintex Rd Spintex rd opp Stanchart Accra

Dons Place Jazz Club

Jazz bar with a good crowd on most evenings venue : Osu

Chase Restaurant and Takeaway. Try the pizza! From 6pm Labone

@ Rockoffice Open Mic! from 7pm

Happy Hour Celsbridge Pub Labone Time : @5pm

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Apo's Spot Osu Time 6:00pm

Jazz Nite @ Bella Roma

Enjoy a glass of wine with Jazz, Osu Time : 8pm-0:00

Pizza Nite At Mama Mia's Share a peter pan or pepperoni with the family time: 6pm

Happy Hour

Twist Headlines Labone time: 7pm

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Father's Day Fashion Fair

Live Game Tournament

Special HASH Run in Ada

French Buffet @ Alisa Hotel

Lobster week

African Regent Hotel, Airport west Time : 5pm & Sunday 17th

Alliance Française d'Accra Time : 7:30 PM

Ada Sailing Club Time : 5:15 PM

Venue: La Palm Casino Time : 11:00 PM

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Photographic works of seven african artists Venue : Dei Centre @6:30pm

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Branche @ Golden Tulip Time : 6:30-10pm

Venue : Annabel's, lounge bar

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2012 Accra Pub Crawl

Accra Dog Show 2012

Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat Festival

Mutliple bars around Accra Time :7:00 PM

Alliance Française d'Accra Time : 8:00 PM

El-Wak stadium 10:00 AM

Venue : Piccadilly Casino Time : 9:00 pm

Live Band Chezz Afrique, East Legon TIme: 8pm

La Palm Casino Time : 9:00 PM

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Movie Friday

Goethe-Institut Ghana Time : 7:00 PM

Fantastic Movie experience with popcorn & a drink @ Accra mall time :6- 10pm

Workshops for children between the ages of 2.5 yrs - 6 yrs. Timing: 11am-1pm/ 2pm-4pm.

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Tulip Mirror Ball

Car Draw

Golden Tulip Branche Lounge Time 10:00 Till 5am

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Jazzy VIBE At +233 Jazz Club Time: 8pm Rate: Free

Kids Concept

Deli France

Steak Night

venue : Holiday Inn Hotel @ 6:30pm

Rhapsody Restaurant Bar Accra Mall Time : 6:00 PM

Meet friends for a pain au chocolat and a coffee Venue Airport Residental Area Anytime

Escobar

Join your friends for a drink @ Xcobar Osu. time from 7pm

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Teazy Thurs

At Bella Roma Osu with da hottest DJs killa fingaz and Busty blaze from 10pm

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Constance Swaniker Constance was born in Accra but spent eighteen years outside her native Ghana in the Gambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. This diversity in her background has influenced her outlook on life, business and art. A graduate in sculpture from KNUST College of Art she has become such a fixture of the art scene that it is easy to forget that her first solo exhibition “Passage of Discovery” occurred only last year. Before then she had ventured into the wrought iron and furniture design industry and remains an outstanding leader in that field. Swaniker’s sculptures are usually abstractions of the human figure, suggestive of the human body with free flowing organic lines. She is prolific in her undulating and vivacious sculpture expressing the fundamentals of human experience.

For more of the artworks; call Lily Sefa-Boakye 0207800460, Website: www.tigaafricanart.com email: info@tigaafricanart.com

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Raya Azar, Nicolle Brisbane and Laura Wefers, members of the Lincoln Community School class of 2012, celebrate having received their diplomas at the National Theatre on May 26, 2012

Alastair & Glory Brisbane, proud parents of Nicolle Brisbane

CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES

Daniel Norley, Rebecca Craig, Matthew Norley (Graduate), Amelie Craig, Philip & Maria Noley

Julia (Graduate), Angelo, Alice, proud parents & Lorena Massimino

Alvin Afrifa, Kojo Hoyle, Noah Reed, Armand Schneider, Sonya Gebreegzabher, Ha Moon, Morenike Onibon & Daichi Mochizuki, graduates of American International School class of 2012 held at Mensvic Hotel. Enjoy June 2012

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Mr. Marsden Crosby, Head AIS conferring on valedictorian, Daichi Mochizuki his American International School Diploma

Dennis Larkin, Head of School Lincoln Community School & Nicolle Brisbane receiving her IB Diploma 35


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African Union Party At Piccadilly Casino

Juliet & Tolga launching the opening of the African Union night

Invited guests

Juliet & Elena

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Breast Cancer Awareness Br unch

Jyoti, Vanisha, Sunita, Heena, Kanchan & Khushi

Indian Women's Association Executive Committee

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he Indian Women's Association held a breast cancer awareness brunch at the plush Labadi Beach Hotel.

This annual event aims to spread awareness of the plight of people living with breast cancer; as well as to provide information about the disease and to raise funds for the treatment of needy patients at the Korle Bu teaching hospital. As always it was well attended by the local and expat communities. Labadi Hotel provided fabulous food and the International Players of Accra provided some of the entertainment in the form of a short performance. Sponsors included Labadi Beach Hotel, The Honda Place and Gokals Laborex Ltd. e

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Resham Mahtani, Diyva Moorjani & Sharmila Kirpalani

Katumi Jispeerd & Dolores Peprah

“ This annual event aims to spread awareness of the plight of people living with breast cancer �

Maxine Senchrey, Rita Kay, Kenneth Addea & Edwina Banda

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Accra Accueil Association

Accra Accueil R aises the Bar

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ccra Accueil is an association which raises funds to help support local initiatives in Ghana. The association held a fundraiser at the French Ambassador's residence aimed at supporting two institutions, Volta Kids and the Anne Memorial International School in Nima. Volta Kids is an NGO which supports the education of needy but brilliant students in the Volta Region and the Anne Memorial International School provides affordable education to the deprived children of the Nima Community. Funds were raised through the auctioning of art works donated by some artists and the money raised will be shared between the two institutions.

H.E Frédéric Clavier (French Ambassador),Valerie Martin, Chairman Accra Accueil

Gaelle Dessus, Accra Accueil

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“The association held a fundraiser at the French Ambassador's residence aimed at supporting two institutions, Volta Kids and the Anne Memorial International School in Nima.”

Maya Enjoy June 2012

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Sandrine Gianoloutos, French Ambassador's Secretary Gonzague Caudar, French Consultant & Aurore Ranson

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RECIPE

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10 hrs

4

Party Nibbles

Cook Yield Time Servings

15 hrs

Tom Collins 8

Cook Yield Time Servings

Chilli Lime Shrimp Cups Ingredients » » » » » » » »

24 wonton wrappers 2 tablespoons olive oil 24 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon chilli powder 2 limes 1/2 cup rocket 3 tablespoons sour cream

Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare wonton shells. Lightly brush wontons with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Arrange in 24 mini muffin/cupcake cups. Bake 5-7 minutes until golden brown and crisp. Toss shrimp with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, salt, 2 teaspoons of lime zest and chile powder. Bake 5-8 minutes until shrimp are opaque throughout. To assemble, fill each wonton cup with a few leaves of rocket, a small dollop of sour cream, one shrimp then top with a spritz of lime juice.

Ingredients » 1 cup dry gin » 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice » 1/2 cup simple syrup » 1 cup club soda » 4 orange slices » 4 maraschino cherries » ice

Directions 1. Combine gin, lemon juice and simple syrup in a pitcher. Stir. 2. Fill 4 glasses to the brim with ice then fill 3/4 with the Tom Collins. 3. Add a few splashes of club soda. 4. Garnish each glass with an orange and a cherry. 5. Note: To make the simple syrup, combine 1/4 cup of sugar and 1/4 cup of water in a small saucepan. Place over medium-high heat and stir until the sugar dissolves. Cool.

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SUDOKU

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S U D O K U Solutions for May

EASY

This Month

Cancer A ries

EASY

21/3-20/04

Solutions for May

MEDIUM

MEDIUM

New interests, projects, and learning endeavors are featured in June, dear Aries, and these may come about due to professional pressures or challenges. Career shifts can be sudden. More contact with family, siblings, and friends is pleasurable and helpful. This month, you begin a year-long trend in which teaching, authoring, and communications in general can bring great benefits to your life. Your work could involve more short trips or commuting, or you might work more heavily in the communications industry. Look for opportunities to expand your knowledge and skills set.

Taurus 21/4-21/05

Solutions for May

HARD

HARD

This month, you begin a year-long trend that brings more oomph to your earning power, dear Taurus. A significant gift or bonus may come your way. This is a good time to work with financial institutions, go for a raise, or apply for a loan. You may need to curb an inclination to overspend, however. You have opportunities to increase your income through education, travel, or by expanding your reach/audience in business during this period. This month, some backtracking is necessary. After the 27th, you're ready to push your plans forward.

Gemini 22/5-21/06 This month, you begin a fabulous yearlong trend this month that boosts your self-confidence and brings personal opportunities to advance into your life, dear Gemini. It can be easier to find a close relationship, and for partnered Geminis, a partner has their best interests at heart and is especially supportive. Problems that have been holding you back in the past are likely to lift in the year ahead. However, this month there may be some disruptions to a friendship. It's not the best month for lending money or collecting on loans.

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Cancer

Libra

Capricorn

22/6-23/07

24/9-23/10

22/12-20/01

Your private life is especially animated in June, dear Cancer. You are beginning a year-long trend that brings great benefits from helping others, volunteering, and other forms of service. Spirituality is strong and your innate compassion is highlighted. However, you could experience conflict between the demands of a partnership and the demands of career this month. Finding a balance between the two, instead of pushing or rebelling against either, is the challenge now. You should also guard against hasty or impatient actions, which can make you more accident-prone.

You are beginning a year-long trend in which opportunities to travel, study, and otherwise expand your personal horizons are likely to present themselves, dear Libra. Teaching, writing, publishing, promotional activities, travel, legal matters, and studying are all well-starred in the period ahead. However, this month you could be facing some challenges balancing the needs of a partnership and the demands of family. You can be pulled in many different directions with less time to pursue your own personal goals. Tame restlessness and tend to your responsibilities as best as you can.

While work can involve some minor frustrations until after the 27th, dear Capricorn, you are beginning a yearlong trend in which you can improve your working life considerably. Work tends to be very available to you, and possibly too available at times, so that you may have to choose between alternatives or you could take on too much. Overall, however, work is likely to be very rewarding. As well, health is likely to improve in the year ahead. Home life may be unsettled in June, but should calm down by July.

L eo

Scorpio

A quarius

24/7-23/08

24/10-22/11

21/01-19/02

This month, you are beginning a yearlong trend that brings great energy and many benefits to your social life, dear Leo. Wonderful opportunities can arise for new friendships and through current friends and connections. Some of you may find romance through friends, groups, and associates. Some might bring creative energy or skills to a group setting. However, some drama is likely with a friend this month, which is likely to be resolved after the 27th. Your ambition to improve your income is strong. Romance is emotionallycharged and exciting in June.

You are beginning a year-long trend that brings more support from others, financial gain, and stronger opportunities to grow a deep relationship, dear Scorpio. Your sense of security or wealth can increase through a relationship with a partner. Sources of income might also come through counseling work or the handling of others' finances and resources. This month, however, your schedule may be hectic, particularly on a social level, and there can be some challenges organizing your finances. Avoid jumping into new endeavors that require big outlays of cash.

While your romantic life may be on the tricky side until after the 27th, dear Aquarius, you are beginning a year-long trend that brings wonderful opportunities to boost your social life, explore your creativity, and find new avenues for entertainment and selfexpression. For some of you, a friend could turn into a romantic partner, or could introduce you to one during this cycle. Even so, watch for a tendency to misplace your faith in someone this month. Be strict with yourself and others when it comes to your money.

Virgo

Sagittarius

Pisces

24/8-23/09

23/11-21/12

20/02-20/03

Although career matters can be tricky this month, dear Virgo, you're beginning a year-long trend that will boost your professional life, and your reputation, to new heights. This can be a time of career advancement and success in business. Businessrelated travel or the reaching of a wider audience is possible during this cycle. Your status is set to change for the better, and a family member could receive an honor. However, this month you may be dealing with temporary problems with cash flow. A romantic relationship can be difficult to define.

This month, avoid risky financial moves, dear Sagittarius. Unsettled money matters may need your attention now. While close relationships can be tricky until after the 27th, you are beginning a year-long trend that brings great energy for forming or enhancing warm close relationships and partnerships, whether personal or businessrelated. Good publicity may come your way. Resolutions are likely to be found for long-standing problems in relationships. You are taking charge of your career in June, as your ambition is stimulated and others are taking note of your competence.

You are beginning a year-long cycle in which your home life is set to improve considerably, dear Pisces. You may be working from home, with family, or in real estate and domestic fields during this cycle. While it's a strong cycle in which to invest in real estate and in your home, this month, idealism may cloud your judgment. There may be some tense undercurrents or conflicts over money that disrupt a friendship in June. Relationships are lively and moving forward. From the 19th forward, romance and recreation figure strongly.

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LA CHAUMIÈRE

French - Mediterranean Restaurant Open Mon-Fri 12:00 - 14:30 & 19:00 - 23:00, Sat 19:00 - 23:00 Closed on Sun 215, Liberation Road Accra opposite Shangri-la Hotel Call +233 302 772 408 / +233 244 802 013

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Afrikiko Asanka Local Buka Ethiopian Rest. Red Chilli Tante Marie Home Touch

(030) 222 9997 (030) 278 6328 (030) 278 2953 (024) 306 8165 (024) 790 2809 (030) 277 8914 (030) 277 7662

CONTINENTAL RESTAURANTS

Rest. Xango At Citizen Kofi The Grill Le Tandem Frankie’s Livingstone Au Grand Ecuyer Captain Hook La Chaumière Le Bouquet Landing Rest. Le Magellan Mama Mia(delivery) Monsoon Zanzibar

(030) 278 7822/ (030) 278 7811 (024) 966 6333 (030) 276 2959 (030) 277 3567 (030) 276 7740 (030) 276 8643 (030) 276 2228 (030) 277 2408 (030) 277 2417 (030) 276 0775 (030) 277 7629 (024) 426 4151 (030) 278 2307 (030) 278 6099

ORIENTAL RESTAURANTS

Bali Hai Chez Lien China House

(030) 277 1700 (030) 277 5356 (030) 276 0284

City Garden Rest.

(030) 222 1710/29

Dragon House Dynasty Noble House Hinlone Kohinoor Pearl Chinese Heritage Zanzibar

(030) 276 2988 (030) 277 5496 (030) 278 5151 (030) 277 2782 (030) 277 1999 (024) 440 6748 (030) 278 5252 (024) 489 0990

OTHER RESTAURANTS

Arlecchino (024) 541 0403 Cuppa Cappuccino (024) 820 4441 Bella Roma (024) 747 4007 Sunshine (030) 278 0599 Akroma Plaza (031) 202 5513 KFC, Osu (030) 296 3086 LA GALETTE (024) 675 2429 Foodies (030) 266 1858 Fali’s Hot Pot (030) 225 8473 Stellar Catering (024) 477 3403

OTHER RESTAURANTS

IL Cavaliere Pazzo (030) 282 3131 024 676 7777 Taverna Tropicana (030) 222 9101 Melting Moments 0244-661 069 (030) 277 0834 Le Must French Rest. 0244-661 069 Michelangelo 0244 233 533 Chase Lounge (030) 277 8477 0544 104 204 Cafe Dez Amis (0302) 782 9371 Red Chilli 024 790 2809 Firefly Lounge Bar (030) 277 7818 Rhapsody's Rest. 0244 337 825 Osekan Rest. 0245 352 912 / 0302 775 496 3121 Sushi Bar 026 777 3121 Picasso (030) 277 1712/ (Crown Apartmento) (030) 277 1713 Magnolias Rest. Bar (030) 291 7527 0206 400 615 The Grill 024 433 1000 024 966 6333

Chez Marie Lou Rest. (030) 277 4891

Jade Garden Koffee Lounge Eddy's Pizza Le Bistro Rest. Rice 'n' Salads Ristorante Sol Moi

024 460 8281 (030) 292 5067 / (030) 250 0185 054 413 3397 (030) 776 738 027 740 1009 (030) 278 4015 Sweet Rose Chinese (030) 281 6252 Escobar Lounge 024 428 8882 / 024 823 2222 Robi's Dutch Pub 024 220 1087 / 024 526 3582 Toros Tapas Bar 0242 880 163 / 020 094667 Appetite Rest. Lounge (030) 254 3439 Star Bites (030) 293 6156

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hospitality HOTELS - ACCRA

BARS

Accra Bar Bywel Bar Bus Stop Ryan’s Irish Pub Jokers Center Chester's Bar The Honey Suckle

(030) 278 7811/ (030) 278 7822 (030) 276 7793 (030) 222 0930 (030) 276 2334 024 437 0752 (030) 276 2771 (030) 278 0774 027 5 55 6006

BEAUTY

FIRST CHOICE SALON Tel:+(233)-030 268 2997 / 24 437 4894 info@firstchoicehair.com

SALON CITY SPA Tel: +(233)-030 276 8751 info@saloncityspa.com

LADY PAM SALON

Villa Monticello Hotel

Tel: +(233) 030-277 1700 lapalm@gbhghana.net

Tel: +(233) 030-277 3477 / 026 630 7398 info@villamonticello.com

LABADI BEACH HOTEL (ACCRA) Tel: +(233) 030-277 2501 labadi@legacyhotels.com

MÖVENPICK AMBASSADOR HOTEL

ALISA HOTEL

Tel: +(233) 030-261 1000 reservations.accra@moevenpick.com

Tel:+(233) 030-214 233/232 670 info@alisahotels.com

AIRPORT WEST HOTEL

FRANKIE’S HOTEL

Tel:+(233) 030-276 7870 / 77 1388 info@airportwesthotel.com

Tel:+(233) 030-277 3567 frankies@frankiesghana.com

ROYAL RICHESTER

NOVOTEL HOTEL

Tel:+(233) 030-252 0786 / 520 791 info@royalrichester.com

TEL: +(233) 030-266 7546 h1021@accor.com

La Villa Boutique Hotel

MARISET PLAZA

TEL: +(233) 030-273 0333-6 info@lavillaghana.com

Tel: +(233) 030-277 4542 / 277 4542 mplazahotel@4u.com.hg

Coconut Grove Regency Hotel

DUTCH HOTEL

Tel: +(233) 030-222 5155 / 226 310 regency@coconutgrovehotels.com

Tel:+(233) 030-271 1111-8 info@dutchotel.com

Oak Plaza East Airport Hotel

GOLDEN TULIP

Tel:+(233) 030-281 6460-3 res@oakplazahotels.com

Tel: +(233)-030 277 6952

HOLY TRINITY SPA Tel: +(233)-0362091334

LAJEN UNISEX SALON Tel: (020) 871 4892/ 0302 777 837 lajen-bshop@hotmail.com

L'eden Afro-European Unisex Salon Tel: (024) 426 5179 CASINOS

Lapalm Casino (030) 278 5420/1 www.kairointernational.com Piccadilly Casino (030) 276 3095 www.kairointernational.com

Millionaires Accra (030) 277 4339 info@millionairescasino-gh.com Millionaires Kumasi (032) 204 9868 info@millionairescasino-gh.com

HOTELS - ACCRA

LA PALM ROYAL BEACH HOTEL

Tel: (030) 221 3161 info@goldentulipaccra.com

FIESTA ROYALE

Erata Hotel Tel:+(233) 544 336 761 / 544 336 738 info@eratahotel.com

TEL: +(233)-030 274 0811 info@fiestaroyalehotel.com

Protea Hotel

HOLIDAY HOTEL Tel:+(233) 030 277 3660/1 holidayhotel@ghana.com

Tel: +(233) 030 251 7454 reservations@proteaaccra.com

Mirage Royal Hotel Tel :+(233) 030 252 0570-2

NOVA HOTEL

CAR HIRE

VRS Cole Consult Atlas Rent-A-Car

(030) 277 9387 (024) 4035856 (024) 427 7871

CULTURAL CENTRES

Alliance Française (030) 277 3134 British Council (030) 268 3068 Goethe Institute (030) 277 6764 Nebuke Foundation (028) 910 2163 Express Delivery Services

DHL Fedex Ground Sky Net TNT Express Aramex Express Ltd

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(030) 223 0516 (030) 266 6659 (030) 223 0516 (024) 205 0501 (030) 276 6518 024 433 9001 (030) 340 9090

Tel: +(233) 030 277 5579

HOLIDAY INN HOTEL Tel :+(233) 030 274 0930

CHEZ LIEN TEL:+(233) 030 277 5356 chezlien@ighmail.com

Jitz Events & Rentals we rent marquees, chairs, tables, crockery etc. tel: 0244 272 621/ 0244 686 376 www.jitzgh.com

BEST WESTERN PREMIER TEL:+(233) 0302 216 570/766 902 www.bestwesternpremier.com.gh

AFRICAN REGENT HOTEL TEL:+(233) 0302 765 180-2 info@african-regent-hotel.com

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REAL ESTATES

CROWN APARTMENTO Tel:+(233) 030-277 1712 reservation@crownapartmento.com

REDROW DEVELOPMENTS LTD Tel: + 233 244 20 1884 info@redrowghana.com

PALOMA HOTEL

A&C DEVELOPMENT

Tel:+(233) 030-222 8700 reservations@palomahotel.com

Tel: +233 030 251 5055 info@aandcdevelopment.com

HILLTOP HOTEL

ARABELLA RESIDENCY

Tel:+(233) 030-224 8444 maidenhotels2003@yahoo.com

Tel:+233 030 222 1742/24 966 6633 business@polygroupgh.com

HOTELS - KUMASI

GOLDEN TULIP +(233)-032-208 3777 sales@goldentulipkumasicity.com

ROYAL BASIN RESORT Tel :+(233)-032 20 60144 / 20 60169 royalbasin@gh.com

GOLDEN GATE HOTEL Tel: +(233)-032 20 37073 / 20 37074

MIKLIN HOTEL Tel: +(233)-032 20 39121 / 20 39122 / 39 123

Express Property Management Ltd Tel: +233 030 2768 886 Fax: +233 030 2784 210 info@expresspropertyghana.com

(020) 824 1549 (030) 271 7235 (030) 271 1111 (033) 234 00102 (020) 638 8029 (207) 373 579 (030) 271 7235-7 (024) 438 5008

Tel: +(233)-032 20 92026 / 20 91986

Melcom Plus Kaneshie (030) 225 1789 email : melcomplus@melcomgroup.com

ACCADIA CAFE & RESTAURANT

Melcom Plus Tema

Tel: +(233)-24 393 3399

email : tma@melcomgroup.com

CEDAR CRESCENT HOTEL

TRAVEL & TOURS

Tel: +(233)-032 20 27238 / 248-641 357 cdarcrescent@yahoo.com

HOTELS - TAKORDI

RAYBOW INT HOTEL Tel +(233) 031- 202 2072, 202 5438 raybowhotel@yahoo.com AKROMA PLAZA Tel: +233 31 202 3745 / 202 3790

(030) 321 6368

Amadeus Ghana (030) 276 5590 Antrak Travel (030) 277 7134 Global Village Travel (030) 276 9273 Melcom Travel (030) 225 2984 email : travels@melcomgroup.com

NomadAfrica Stellar Travel Travel Bureau

(030) 701 1234 (030) 276 4557-8 024 288 2009 (030) 282 3004/5

WINE SHOPS

STELLAR LODGE Tel: +(233) 031 269 98 NIGHT CLUBS

Club Citizen Aphrodisiac

(030) 278 7811/ (030) 278 7822 (030) 276 6734

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X O WINE SHOP Tel: (024)-664 3208 Bacchus Wine Shop Tel:+(233)-244 142 026 / +(233)-243 308 737

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(030) 277 2955 024 095 4262 024 406 2796 054433005/6

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(030)-277 6719 (030)-221 6400 (030)-278 3368 (030)-277 6561 (030)-277 4860 (030)-277 4908 (030)-277 2404 (030)-222 1988 (030)-277 3791 (030)-277 7073 (030)-277 2611 (030)-222 6972 (030)-276 5682 (030)-277 7500 (030)-221 4550 (030)-231 5840 (030)-222 1311 (030)-277 7921 (030)-240 0770 (030)-277 5601 (030)-276 0521 (030)-251 8112 (030)-277 5621 (030)-277 7533 (030)-276 5060 (030)-277 6727 (030)-277 5641 (030)-266 3276 (030)-277 5669 (030)-221 4350 (030)-222 4962 (030)-277 6158 (030)-222 0101 (030)-251 6442 (030)-250 2829 (030)-277 4004 (030)-277 5611 (030)-225 1894 (030)-222 3540 (030)-277 0285 (030)-277 7950 (030)-224 5977 (030)-276 8567 (030)-222 1665 (030)-277 5347 (030)-222 8125

INT. DIALING CODES Angola 244 Australia 61 Austria 43 Belgium 32 Benin 229 Botswana 267 Brazil 55 Burkina Faso 226 Enjoy June 2012

Burundi 257 Cameroon 237 Canada 1 Cape Verde 238 Cntrl African Rep 236 Chad 235 Czech Republic 420 Denmark 45 Egypt 20 Equatorial Guinea 240 France 33 Gabon 241 Gambia 220 Guinea 224 Italy 39 Japan 81 North Korea 850 South Korea 82 Liberia 231 Libya 218 Mali 223 Mauritania 222 Mauritius 230 Morocco 212 Namibia 264 Rwanda 250 Senegal 221 Sierra Leone 232 South Africa 27 Togo 228 Uganda 256 U.S.A. 1 DRC 243 Zambia 260 Zimbabwe 263

AIRLINES kotoka Airport Aero Contractor Aerogem Aviation American Airlines Asky airline Air Ghana Air Ivoire Air Senegal Int. Antrack Air Alitalia Belview Airlines British Airlines Brussels Airlines Cathay Pacific City Link Air Ltd Delta Airlines Egypt Air Emirate Airlines Ghana Int.

(030)-277 6171 (030)-268 1978/9 (030)-276 9298 (030)-268 8804 (030)-224 0442/3 (030)-277 4007 (030)-224 2056 (030)-278 0567 (030)-276 5377 (030)-278 3319/21

(030)-223 0329 (030)-221 4996 (030)-224 3893 (208)-213 8270 (030)-277 0445 (030)-276 5262 (030)-277 7756 (030)-277 3528 (030)-223 0319 (030)-221 3555

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Kenya Airways KLM Lufthansa Middle East North American Royal Air Maroc Royal Dutch Slock Air Int. South African Air UNMIL Virgin Nigeria

(030)-224 1560 (030)-221 4700 (030)-224 3893 (030)-223 0867 (030)-291 1087 (030)-276 6333 (030)-277 6509 (030)-276 6740 (030)-278 3676 (030)-277 3890 (030)-291 1721

24 HR EMERGENCY CENTRE Trust Hospital Nyaho Clinic

(030)-277 6787 (030)-277 5341

BANKS Access Bank Agri. Dev.Bank Bank of Ghana Barclays Bank Cal Bank Ltd CDH Securities Ltd Credit References Databank Group Ecobank NIB SG-SSB

(030)-278 4143 (030)-266 2640 (030)-266 6902 (030)-278 4049 (030)-268 0061 (030)-266 7425 (030)-278 2581 (030)-266 9421 (030)-268 1147 (030)-266 1701 (030)-220 2020

FIRE SERVICE Headquarters Cantonments Central (Makola) Industrial Area Dansoman Madina Aviation Trade Fare

(030)-277 2446 (030)-266 6576 (030)-277 9635 (030)-222 3169 (030)-231 0903 (030)-250 1744 (030)-277 3285 (030)-277 3949

HOSPITALS Akai House Clinic Akai House (Osu) 37 Military Hospital Korle-Bu Lister hospital Nyaho Clinic Princess Marie Louise West African Rescue

(030)-278 4772 (030)-276 3821 (030)-277 6111 (030)-266 5401 (030)-281 2325/6 (030)-277 5341 (030)-266 4137 (030)-278 1258

POLICE Emergency 191 Regional (030)-266 4611 Headquarters (030)-276 0273 Mobile Force (030)-266 3625 Accra Central (030)-240 1999 Achimota (030)-222 1368 Adabraka (030)-277 7592 Airport 49


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Can I make anyone look good... Well certainly that is my aim... I think everyone can improve their appearance and what better way than by trying a new haircut or colour. I hold professional qualifications in hairdressing and have gained many years experience working in London and Ghana. I am happy working with all hair types. I am a mobile hairdresser so no travelling is required and you can have your hair styled in the comfort of your own home. The best bit of my day is when a client looks in the mirror at the finished product and gives me a big smile of thank you for a job well done. Why not give me a call, make an appointment and see what I can do for you!

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Folks, Your monthly Club Social guide is taking on new elements and I want to express my gratitude to all the spots and bar owners who have been kind enough to allow us into their premises. You are the stars of this Guide and I value your participation. This month our tour took us to the Garden city of Kumasi and the port city of Tema. We bring you exclusive insider details of what each spot is famous for, from the tastiest Fufu and Aponkye Nkrakra or ‘face the wall’ to the best Khebabs on offer anywhere in Ghana. Alain alain@enjoyaccra.com Remember to drink responsibly

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Know your limit If you do not already know how much alcohol you can handle without losing control, try it out one time at home with a friend present and have them videotape you, then see what happens when you consume more than the recommended one drink per hour.

Eat while you drink It is particularly good to eat protein foods such as cheese peanuts, which help to slow absorption of alcohol into circulatory system.

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Cultivate taste Enjoy your drink, don’t rush it. If you gulp a drink you will be losing the pleasure of tasting and smelling the various flavors in the drink.

Accept a drink only when you really want one At a party if someone is trying to force another drink on you, ask for ice or drink a non-alcoholic beverage

Skip a drink now and then Space your alcoholic drinks out to keep the desired blood alcohol concentration.

Appoint a designated driver Have someone available who will not be drinking and will drive all drinkers home. This is critical if the person has consumed more than one drink per hour. If you know that you will have to drive after consuming alcohol, limit your 56 Enjoy June 2012 consumption to no more than onewww.enjoyaccra.com drink an hour.


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