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Inauguration of the Alliance of Ghanaian-Canadian Associations (AGCA) By: Emmanuel Ayiku and Jonathan Annobil, Toronto, ON

On Saturday October 30th 2021 at the Toronto Ghanaian Presbyterian Church premises and on zoom world wide, a new Organization emerged in the Ghanaian Canadian Community in Canada. The Alliance of Ghanaian Canadian Associations (AGCA) was inaugurated under the theme: “National Partnerships for Community Advancement”. The national anthems of Ghana and Canada was rendered by Ms Grace Dampson who also gave the land acknowledgement of Ontario. Ms Claudette Opoku -Achampong, President of the Ghanaian-Canadian Association of Fort McMurray and the Vic President of the (AGCA) delivered the opening remarks for the inauguration. She said, “This great milestone marks the culmination of months of hard work, learning, pushing boundaries and crossing hurdles. We are here today thanks to the vision, commitment and tireless efforts of dedicated community leaders, our community members across the nation and the Ghana High Commission in Ottawa. To the planning committee, rest assured that I will not be harassing you with status update requests for a while”. She pointed out that, “AGCA seeks to foster collaboration among member Associations and Stakeholders, for the socio-economic advancement and wellbeing of our communities. “The beauty of this alliance is that it affords member associations the cont’d on pg. 42 & 43

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Ghanaian Women’s Prayer Conference 2nd Segment on Thanksgiving Day October 2021 By Jonathan Baah Annobil, Toronto, ON The 2nd segment of the Ghanaian Women’s Prayer Conference 2021 took place again virtually on Monday October 11th, Thanksgiving Holiday from 9.am to 11 am The impact of the pandemic which is still on-going necessitated the conference to organize intensive intercessory prayers for the community, Canada and the world as a whole. The theme for this segment was “Our God Reigns” taken from Psalm 145. Sister Jennifer Owusu led the Praise & Worship portion. The speaker was Rev. Fr. Gabriel Opoku Previous picture of Women’s Prayer Conference cont’d on pg. 12


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EDITORIAL Publisher / Editor Emmanuel Ayiku Contributing Editor Joe Kingsley Eyiah Director of Operations Comfort Ayiku Community Reporter Jonathan Annobil Local Community Reporter Mickson Addo The Ghanaian News Publishes news and comments from the Community, serves Ghanaians across Canada with good source of information is committed to give good community Journalism The Ghanaian News is published in Canada by The Ghanaian News Corporation Editorial Office 1111 Albion Road, Suite 103 Etobicoke, Ont. M9V 1A9 Tel:(416) 916-3700 Advertising Fax (416) 916-6701 Website: www.ghanaiannews.ca E-mail: cayiku@gmail.com info@ghanaiannews.ca $1:00 per copy Subscription costs $66.00 for one year. including postage U.S. and foreign subscriptions costs US$120 per year. Letters to the Editor We encourage your feedback and value your comments. Please feel free to write to us. keep letters to a maximum of 200 words, include your full name, Telephone # and mailing address with all correspondence. Address your letters to the Editor The Ghanaian News 1111Albion Rd., Suite 103 Etobicoke, Ont., M9V 1A9 Tel: 416-916-3700 or Fax: 416-916-6701 or e-mail us at info@ghanaiannews.ca Articles appearing in various columns of the Ghanaian News are intended to generate civil and informed public discussions. You do not have to agree with opinions expressed by the writers. That should encourage you to write to express your own views. This is the way we generate lively and civil discussions in the community. Rejoinders are not forums for personal insults and we want readers to adhere to these principles.

Need to combat growing youth problem in our community Children and youth are the assets of every society. They need to be nurtured, taught, guided and encouraged to grow into productive adults. For, these will be the leaders of tomorrow after the present generation of leaders have passed on. It therefore becomes the responsibility of every adult in society to participate in activities aimed at grooming the leaders of tomorrow. African societies treasure children and place the responsibility for raising them in the hands of, not only their parents but, the whole community. That is the basis for the proverbial African dictum of “it takes a whole village to raise a child”.

New US travel requirements to take effect Monday By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana

As a result of continuous migration, Afiican communities in many Western countries are growing larger and larger. One of such growing African communities in Canada is our own Like many other communities of immigrants in Canada, we have had and continue to grapple with a host of problems associated· with integration into our new society. Some of these have been around finding jobs and keeping them., housing, access to education, information on resources, discrimination and racial harassment from law enforcement officers. Most importantly over the past few years, the greatest challenge the community has faced has been around the youth. And we have two categories of our youth. Those who were born and raised in Canada included in which are those who migrated to Canada at very tender ages. The other category is those who were sponsored from Ghana under the Immigration Department’s Family Re-Unification Program. A large percentage of the youth in this category arrive in Canada in their early or midteenage years. It is with this second category of our youth that we seem to have a lot of problems. The problems come in-different shapes and forms. The earlier problems with the youth centered around difficulties problems associated with integration into the school system. However the problem has now become multi-faceted encompassing educational difficulties, problems with parents around issues of authority and disrespect for parental rights and controls socializing into the wrong company and in some cases problems associated with delinquent behaviors. A rather disturbing recent phenomenon has been the socialization of some of the youth with negative group activity referred to as “gangs”. From Vancouver through Calgary, Toronto to Montreal our community seems to be struggling with how to prevent our youth from falling prey to these negative group behavior and activity. These negative activities have led to very tragic results for some of our youth over the past few years. Some have died in very tragic but avoidable circumstances. Others are also incarcerated due to drugs and other delinquent behavior. It must be borne in mind that a very respectable proportion of our youth are also doing very well: achieving honors in educational, sports and other endeavors. Yet there is also a significant proportion who are attracting negative publicity due to their delinquent behaviors. And the community has paid heavy prices, critical injuries and deaths in some situations. Some of these could have been avoided if we, as a community, and especially as adults have been a little bit more diligent. Some of our youth seem to have given up very early on the positive things in life. They believe in the fast lane of negative, easy­going, get-rich attitude to life. And as adults we should bear the blame and the responsibility for standing by to let this go on. We have not been doing enough as a community to provide good leadership and proper direction to the youth. We seem to have given them the unfettered freedom to do whatever they want either out of despair or simple negation of responsibilities. We know that many in our community are aware of the tragic events that have been-happening to some of the young people in our community of late. These are danger signals. They are wake-up calIs. They are yellow lights. And we need to pay attention to them and take collective action before more tragic events happen. We are therefore appealing to everyone in our community to wake up. The numerous churches need to step up their efforts to rally their congregations to positive action to help stem the tide of youth violence and the drift into negative behaviors. The Churches need to take the leadership roles in reaching out into the community to team up with other groups and associations to map out strategies and programs to assist the youth. The various community umbrella organizations across country should wake up from their slumber and take firm leadership roles in this struggle. We need to remember that it takes the whole village to raise the children. There is therefore the urgent need for the numerous churches and the countless community associations to combine their efforts to find solutions to the problems that are wrecking the present and future lives of our youth. For when the Iives of our youth are destroyed, the community as a whole will have no foundation and no future!!

US Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie Sullivan The Joe Biden-led administration of the United States of America will from Monday, November 8 roll out new rules for travellers into the country. The rules are expected to “protect public health, while providing guidance around the world”. According to the government, most travellers to the US must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before boarding any flight. “For flights departing to the United States at or after 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (5:01 a.m. GMT), November 8, fully vaccinated air travelers will be required to show documentation of their vaccination status and a negative COVID-19 test taken within three calendar days of travel to the United States before boarding,” a press release from the Public Affairs Section of the US Embassy on Wednesday, November 3 said. There are limited exceptions, nonetheless, and these are scheduled to be reviewed every 90 days. For instance, unvaccinated travelling Ghanaians may enter with non-tourist visas using their Ghanaian passport but will be required to have a negative Covid-19 test administered within one day of travel to the United States before boarding. Children between the ages of 2 and 17 are also not required to be vaccinated but must have a pre-departure Covid-19 test. It, however, stressed: “There is no exception for Ghanaian tourist and business travelers (B1/B2). “Ghanaian tourist and business travelers using any ‘B’ visa must show proof of full vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test administered within three days of departure.” Vaccines accepted by the Centres of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) include those approved by the US Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) as well as those with an emergency use listing from the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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Ontario minimum wage will increase to $15 per hour in January The Ontario government has announced that it will increase the provincial minimum wage to $15 per hour next year. Premier Doug Ford made the official announcement Tuesday morning in Milton alongside Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development Monte McNaughton and Minister of Finance Peter Bethlenfalvy. Premier Doug Ford Right now, the minimum wage in Ontario is $14.35 per hour. The increase to $15 per hour will come into effect on Jan. 1, the government said. As previously reported by CTV News Toronto, the minimum wage will then

make ends meet,” Ford said at a news Back in 2018, the previous Liberal government had increased minimum conference in Milton. wages from $11.60 an hour to $14 an “I’ve always said, workers deserve hour. A promise by that government to to have more money in their pockets push the minimum wage to $15 an hour because they have worked hard and put in 2019 was scrapped by Ford after he in long hours. The least the government took office. He said at the time that the can do is ensure we’re making life increase would be too expensive for businesses to cover. more affordable for them.” Asked why the premier chose to freeze Ford said the pay bump would result the minimum wage back in 2018 only in more than 760,000 workers across to deliver the increase three years later, Ontario receiving a raise in the new Ford rebuffed that such a question is like “comparing apples and oranges.” year.

continue to rise by the rate of inflation following that date. The bump will also apply to liquor “We didn’t have the pandemic. A “For many Ontarians wages haven’t servers in the province, who currently worldwide pandemic. Everyone’s been facing a challenge over the last kept up with the increasing cost of make $12.55 per hour. living, making it harder than ever to cont’d on pg. 50

GHANAIAN-CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF ONTARIO (GCAO) ELECTION 2021 PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT This message is brought to you by GCAO Elections Committee GCAO is holding elections on Saturday, November 20, at the Continuation Church, 10 Belfield Rd to elect new executives for the next 4 years. The Organization’sactivities areexpanding rapidly to meet the needs of our community and because of that, more positions are now open to be filled. The positions to be contested are: 1

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We are encouraging any member of the community who has experience and skill-set that matches any of the above positions to participate and to help move this organization to even higher grounds. If you are interested, please contact your church, mosque or association for application forms. The forms must be returned to the committee by October 15, 2021. All qualified candidates will be invited to a Town Hall meeting on November 13, from 3:00PM – 7:00 PMat the Continuation Church for introductions and Q & A. Please note the following: • Candidates must belong to a registered member Association, Churchor Mosque of GCAO with no criminal background to be eligible • Names of qualified candidates shall be made public and shall be included on the ballot • Any number of people from any organization can contest for any position • The head of the association, church or mosque has to endorse the application • On Election Day, only ONE representative from the organizationshall vote. It is the member organization that decides who comes that day to cast the vote • For all positions with Assistants, if there is no declared candidate for such a post before the elections, the runner up shall be declared the Assistant. • We encourage the applicant’s organization to please donate $50 for each application to support the election budget. Send your donation to theresaawuni@yahoo.com. As well you can send your request for application form to jntow1@gmail.com. The completed form must be signed by your church, mosque or association head before returning it to the committee.


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U.S. and Ghana Inaugurate New $64.7 Million G20 members Energy Infrastructure Investment at Pokuase have received The U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) funded the $64.7 million (GH? 391.9 million) electrical infrastructure project under the Ghana Power Compact U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie Sullivan joined the President of Ghana H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo and other Ghana government officials to formally inaugurate the Pokuase Bulk Supply Point (BSP) in Accra today. The U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) funded the $64.7 million (GH? 391.9 million) electrical infrastructure project under the Ghana Power Compact. “The Pokuase Bulk Supply Point represents sustainable infrastructure investment by the United States with Ghana that will benefit hundreds of thousands of Ghanaians now and into the future,” remarked Ambassador Sullivan at the inaugural event. “It will help deliver more reliable power to the people, places, and businesses of Accra that drive increased economic activity benefitting families, businesses, and communities.”

This represents a flagship investment under the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s Ghana Power Compact. The Pokuase BSP will reduce outages in the power system, help stabilize voltages, and improve the quality and reliability of power supplied to the northern parts of the capital city of Accra. It will also reduce technical losses in the power transmission and distribution system, contributing to the financial viability of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) in the long term. The Pokuase BSP is now the largest-capacity BSP in Ghana at 580 megavolt amperes (MVA) and will directly benefit 350,000 utility customers. The Government of Ghana implemented the project through the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA). MiDA formally handed over

the new power substation to ECG and GRIDCo in today’s ceremony. The Pokuase BSP is the first major construction project to be completed under the Ghana Power Compact. The $316 million compact is helping the Government of Ghana improve the power sector through investments that will provide more reliable and affordable electricity to Ghana’s businesses and households. The compact is also funding a BSP at Kasoa and two primary substations at Kanda and Legon, in addition to other power sector investments, energy efficiency programs, and women’s empowerment programs within the power sector. The compact program will officially close on June 6, 2022. Distributed by APO Group on behalf of U.S. Embassy in Ghana.

15 times more COVID-19 vaccine doses per capita than sub-Saharan African countries Ahead of the G20 Leaders’ Summit this weekend, 48 UNICEF Africa ambassadors and supporters unite, calling on countries to deliver doses by December G20 countries have received 15 times more COVID-19 vaccine doses per capita than countries in sub-Saharan Africa*, according to a new analysis. The analysis, conducted by science analytics company Airfinity, exposes the severity of vaccine inequity between high-income and lowincome countries, especially in Africa. It found that doses delivered to G20 countries per capita are: * 15 times higher than doses delivered per capita to subSaharan African countries; * 15 times higher than doses delivered per capita to lowincome countries; * 3 times higher than doses delivered per capita in all other countries combined. “Vaccine inequity is not just holding the poorest countries back – it is holding the world back,” said UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore. “As leaders meet to set priorities for the next phase of the COVID-19 response, it is vital they remember that, in the COVID vaccine race, we either win together, or we lose together.” Wealthy countries with more supplies than they need have generously pledged to donate these doses to low- and middle-income countries via COVAX but these promised doses are moving too slowly. Of the 1.3 billion additional doses countries have pledged to donate, only 356 million doses have been provided to COVAX. African countries in particular have largely been left without access to COVID-19 vaccines. Less than 5 per cent of the cont’d on pg. 11


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FOCUS I Say NO to Hybrid!” A Special Letter to Ontario’s Minister of Education By Joe Kingsley Eyiah, OCT, Brookview Middle School, Toronto-Canada achieve this primary goal, it is vital that the TDSB completely rejects any hybrid learning model in all schools. Every student deserves the full attention of their teacher, and they will need more focused attention and support, not less.

As a TDSB Elementary Teacher, I am writing to express my opposition to any hybrid learning model. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the situation in my classroom was difficult, but a hybrid classroom is unsustainable for me, my students, and their families. I am especially concerned that the hybrid learning model is being considered due to budgetary decisions and insufficient funding for synchronous online learning, rather than an evidence-based approach that relies on childhood psychology or educational pedagogy. Throughout this past school year, I have come to know every one of my students despite the challenges caused by remote learning. The virtual/remote model is particularly challenging when it comes to supporting students with special education needs and Englishlanguage learners. For example, I will be unable to provide the attention and support required to both in-person and online students. This is especially important given the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic to students’ learning. Students will need more focused attention and support, not less. The hybrid education model is also profoundly inequitable. It will disproportionately and negatively

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Dampare as IGP – Is Policing in capable hands? By Edmund Agbeko, Toronto, ON

Dr. George Dampare was recently now sworn in as the Inspector General of Police (IGP) by President Akufo Addo. In July of 2021, President Akufo Addo appointed Dr George Dampare as Acting IGP, to take over from Mr James Oppong-Bonuah pending the appointment of a substantive IGP. What can Ghanaians expect from Dampare as IGP? According to President Akufo Addo, over the last two months, Dr Dampare has proven himself worthy of the position. He, therefore, had no option other than to confirm him as the substantive Head of the Police Service.

“It’s been an eventful two months since his appointment, and the Acting IGP has left me with very little choice in the matter. His actions, which have received widespread support and acclaim from the population, vindicates the decision I made to entrust him with the mandate of managing the police, albeit in a temporary capacity,” President Akufo Addo said.

Dampare as IGP – Is the appointment is relevant? Dr George Dampare being sworn in as the substantive IGP by Akufo Addo makes him Ghana’s 23rd Inspector General and the youngest IGP to ascend the position since the coming into being of the fourth republic. During the swearing-in ceremony, President Akufo Addo advised Dr Dampare and the entire police service ‘not to be yoked’ or be influenced by the ruling party. “As President, together with you as the Inspector General of Police, We need to cooperate to ensure that the Police Service is left to focus on its core

G20 members have received 15 times more COVID-19 vaccine doses per capita than subSaharan African countries cont’d from pg 9 African population are fully vaccinated, leaving many countries at high-risk of further outbreaks. As leaders prepare to meet for the G20 Summit in Rome this weekend, 48* UNICEF Africa ambassadors and supporters from across the continent have united in an open letter. They are calling for leaders to honour their promises to urgently deliver doses, writing that “the stakes could not be higher.” The letter’s signatories, including Angelique Kidjo, Arlo Parks, Davido, Tendai Mtawarira, Femi Kuti, Tony Elumelu, Ramla Ali, Winnie Byanyima and others, are calling on leaders to donate the pledged vaccines by December, along with the necessary resources to turn the vaccines into vaccinations. “Every day Africa remains unprotected, pressure builds on fragile health systems where there can be one midwife for hundreds of mothers and babies,” the letter reads. “As the pandemic causes a spike in child malnutrition, resources are diverted from life-saving health services and childhood immunization. Children already orphaned risk losing

grandparents. Disaster looms for subSaharan African families, four out of five of whom rely on the informal sector for their daily bread. Poverty threatens children’s return to school, protection from violence and child marriage.” According to WHO, some 80,000 to 180,000 healthcare workers globally are estimated to have died from COVID-19 between January 2020 and May 2021. Less than 1 in 10 healthcare workers in Africa have been fully vaccinated and more than 128,000 have been infected with the virus. The agency has also found only one in seven COVID-19 infections are detected in Africa due to limited testing, meaning the true number is likely much higher. “Saving lives in Africa starts by saving the lives of the life-savers,” said Fore. “Too many communities on the African continent were already grappling with stressed healthcare systems. They cannot go into another year of this global crisis enduring so many preventable deaths and prolonged sickness.” Distributed by APO Group on behalf of United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

mandate and not be an appendage of the ruling party,” Akufo Addo said. “I envisage the development of a Police Service that goes above its function of protecting ordinary citizens, confident, that there will be no interference from the powers that be. As newly sworn IGP, I believe strongly that in you, we can help promote the development of the nation governed by the rule of law and respect for human rights with the police being at the front line of this endeavour.” With Dampare as IGP, security experts believe he has a good track record of enforcing the law irrespective of one’s status in society.

to restructure the Armoured Car Squadron (ACS) Unit into the Formed Police Unit (FPU) within a record time of ten (10) weeks, a task which proved futile for over 15 years

Professor Kwesi Aning said, “Dr Dampare, on the Spintex road, on several occasions has stopped people, important people, who have sought to flout traffic regulations because they thought they were in more of a hurry than those who were in trotros.” Dr Dampare has also made a lot of tremendous achievements since being in the police service. Some of these achievements include:

“Those people in the Ghana Police Service have their days numbered because they are the people whose performance will threaten Dr Dampare’s success and he will not accept it,” Professor Aning said in an interview. Given Dr Dampare academic credentials, many believe that he has adequate knowledge to ensure effective management of the police force both in the administrative sector and on the fieldwork. His knowledge acquired across varying academic fields will aid in fighting crime through strategic thinking and implementation. Despite this great expectation, Dr Dampare as IGP appears a herculean task as noted by another security expert, Adam Bonaa.

Under the leadership of the then IGP, Mohammed Ahmed Alhassan and in his capacity as the Director-General of the National Patrol Department, Dr. George Akuffo Dampare supervised the implementation of the “Police Visibility” programme which witnessed the presence of police personnel at most intersections and communities in Ghana. As the Accra Regional Commander, Dr Dampare raised sufficient capital to put up a new office complex and reroofed 90% of all office buildings at the Regional Headquarters which had been in a deplorable state for several years. In 2013, under the leadership of the then Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Mohammed Ahmed Alhassan, Dr Dampare led a team of officers,

Dr Dampare as IGP- What to expect? Ghanaians should expect a change in policing. Given his track record of enforcing the law without fear or favour, Dr Dampare will ensure there’s equal justice for all citizens. Dr Dampare will also ensure his officers uphold the law and ensure that bribery and corruption in the police force are brought to a bare minimum.

“I know Dr Akuffo Dampare very well and I am going to give him the benefit of a doubt believing that the politicians will not bastardise his administration, that they will allow him to do his work. But I do want to see him being very assertive,” Adam Bonaa indicated in an interview. “We are poised and focused to attain a world-class institution. We will position the Service to be one of the best-respected organisations in the country and make it a reference point for Africa and beyond,” Dr Dampare said.

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I’m ‘Here to Stay’--- Mona4Reall assures with a new EP BY Joyceline Natally Cudjoe

Sensational Ghanaian musician Mona Faiz Montrage, known in the showbiz circles as Mona4Reall has reaffirmed her stay in the industry with “Here to Stay” Extended Play (EP) album. The singer who doubles as an entrepreneur, after winning the uncovered Artiste of the year at the just ended Ghana Music Awards (GMA) UK launched her new EP which had seven songs at the Silverbird Cinema in Accra on Thursday October 14. The EP came into fruition with a bold move in the path of music after she released singles including “Badder Than,” “Fine Girl” and “God’s Child” in 2020.

in her life gets the best in everything.

She explained that the Here to stay EP was an announcer to make the public know that she was in the industry to stay.

It is followed by “Zaddy’s Girl” featuring rapper Medikal, “Hit” with multiple award winner, Stonebowy, “Party Everyday,” ‘My Baby’ which she featured Dancehall musician, Shatta Wale, “Gimme Dat,” had songstress, Efya, and “Bad Gyal.”

“Music is something I have always wanted to do, but my dreams were so big , and got me scared some times, but with hard work, we are here to stay,” Mona4Reall added.

Mix Master Garzy, MOG, Streetbeatz and Richie Mensah all contributed to the production in making the songs of the EP. The colourful and spectacular videos were directed and shot by Rexford Kyei Sarkodie, popularly known as Rex.

She expressed appreciation to all for the support she has received from various stakeholders and Ghanaians. Born in 1992, she was raised in Tamale, in the northern part of Ghana and was of mixed heritage. Mona Faiz Montrage

It opened with a song dubbed: “Hero” However, speaking in an interview that after releasing the first single which elaborated how Mona4Reall with the Ghanaian News at the Premier many were those who saw it as stress would devote herself to ensure the man of the videos, Mona4Reall noted releasing song which would fizzle out soon.

Patapaa cautions musicians against lyrical attack BY Joyceline Natally Cudjoe

Hiplife musician, Justice Amoa, popularly known as Patapaa, has advised musicians to desist from using unpleasant lyrics to taint colleagues brand.

Patapaa who recently launched an attack on Sarkodie for what he has described as a damage to his brand by the rapper indicated that Sarkodie made him lose a key industrial deal. “People have said all kinds of things against me following my comments on Sarkodie but they fail to recognise the

Ghanaian Women’s Prayer Conference 2nd Segment on Thanksgiving Day October 2021

Ware of Sefwi Wiawso Anglican Church, Ghana. Fr. Opoku Ware preached about the greatness of the Lord and most worthy of our praise. He added that no one can fathom the Lord’s greatness, and how one generation commends His works to another by telling of His mighty deeds. He cited examples in the Bible about the majestic works of our God which calls for praising continuously His wonderful name from all who believes in Him. Our God truly reigns from generation to generation he concluded. He then led those on line to intensive prayers for our community, churches, families, leaders, sick, the unemployed, those mourning and lonely. Intercessory prayers were said for protection and healing from the Coronavirus.

Lamenting about the effect of beef, Patapaa indicated that the frequent use of unpleasant words by his fellow artistes against him has affected the growth of his brand and impacted negatively on his musical career.

The “One Corner” hitmaker explained that unlike other popular musicians, he was mostly treated badly in the industry and underscored the need for him to be accorded with respect.

Mona4Reall is currently signed on as an act under a joint partnership with Quick Angels limited.

cont’d from pg. 1

According to him, some prominent musicians in the industry have stained his brand leading him to lose many ambassadorial deal.

“I have lost the respect of many people in the industry due to some unpleasant lyrics used on me by other artistes. It has had a negative effect on my career which has stalled my progress as a musician,” he bemoaned.

Her father is Lebanese and her mother is a Ghanaian.

Justice Amoa, popularly known as Patapaa damage he has caused my brand. I have lost ambassadorial deals due to some of the wordplays in his songs and for me, that is unfair.” “My family and friends also feel aggrieved with some unpleasant words used on me and sometimes I feel the music industry is unfair to me,” he complained. The self acclaimed king of drill music said if musicians desist from negativity and quit black painting other brands the industry would develop in the right direction.

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Funds were then raised to help the Anglican Church of Sefwi Wiawso in Ghana. Money was also raised for one lady Vivian who had triplets in Ghana and lost one of the triplets because of hardships. It was through Freda Opoku a.k.a Etweresohemaa that the funds were raised for Vivian in Ghana. The moderator was Rev Eleanor Adu Anane. About 90 people took part in the prayer conference through zoom.


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Why do we create awareness about issues which we already have much knowledge? The majority of the Ghanaian citizenry is very much aware of the corrupt practices in government and other areas of state. What changes from one government to another is perhaps it’s magnitude. Even that is not measurable because it is only the ones who are exposed we are privy to, in its truest,ugliest form, you will not find on Tv. Organizing workshops to talk about corruption and its consequences on nation development, though laudable, only gives speakers the platform to dispense their eloquence. They might as well be farting into the wind. Years ago while in active practice in journalism, I found statements like … WE HAVE TO DO THIS AS A NATION.OR GOVERNMENT MUST DO THIS AND THAT… Coupled with the many scenarios stakeholders give to support their claims not just ridiculous ,but sad. Is that all there is to do? Talk about a problem, cite examples of its existence, and suggest ways of curbing it and go back to sleep? My posture obviously angered some resource people because I literally sounded furious while conducting such interviews. It just filled up our bulletins and nothing else. The news of the establishment of a special prosecutor’s office after Ghana’s parliament passed the office of the special prosecutor bill came as a relief. However like a man who courts a woman’s love only to break her heart, our hearts as citizens is broken with the exception of those who benefit at the end.

Accepting that there is a problem….. Speaking about the problem… And appointing people to solve that same problem, never solves the problem if perpetrators continue to have a field day with just a couple of them being used as a scapegoats. We will never see the future which we soo much desire if we keep going in the same viscous cuticles. And to the youth of my beloved country Ghana ,until we see the issue of corruption outside the lenses of our individual party affiliations we should brace ourselves to fix the ruins that our leaders will be leaving for us tomorrow! Let me end by borrowing the words of one of my favorite marching song in primary school… ARISE GHANA YOUTH FOR YOUR COUNTRY THE NATION DEMANDS YOUR DEVOTION LET US ALL UNITE TO UPHOLD HER AND MAKE HER GREAT AND STRONG

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IMMIGRATION AND SOCIAL ISSUES By: James A. Kwaateng, B.A. (Hons), LLB (Hons)

Responsibilities of Applicants in the Course of Pursuing Immigration Matters Applicants are solely responsible for the contents of application forms and documents they submit to the Immigration in respect of their cases even if a counsel acts on their behalf. It is needless to overemphasize the need and necessity for both the applicant and his or her counsel to strive to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Immigration Act and regulations in the course of immigration applications or proceedings. Immigration would expect information provided by an applicant to be true to the best of the applicant’s knowledge and would expect consistency from an applicant in matters, directly or indirectly, related to the issues being dealt with. Forgetfulness and oversight may not be acceptable excuses. In almost all immigration applications, the burden of proof rests on the applicants. Applicants must act prudently, honestly and credibly and must bear in mind they are solely responsible for the information and documentation used in their immigration matters. The fact that an applicant has hired the services of a counsel does not necessarily mean the applicant should be unconcerned about the quality, genuineness and admissibility of information and documents he or she presents to the Immigration. Hiring a

counsel does not necessarily relieve an applicant of his responsibilities as an applicant. Unlike an engineer who may provide materials for construction of buildings or bridges as part of a contractual agreement, a counsel in immigration matters has no such responsibility. The client furnishes the counsel with much, if not all, of the information and documents that are used for the application or proceeding. Counsels are normally not required to substitute their information and documents for a client’s. Problems arise where clients, knowingly or unknowingly, provide untruthful and inconsistent information to the counsel for their immigration cases. For example, a client who claims to have separated from a spouse in 2008

and have since then been living separate and apart, may include a document dated 2010 that indicates that he or she and the spouse were living together in 2010 (contrary to the separation date) in an application submitted in 2011. The counsel, believing the client is reasonably intelligent and would act truthfully, may not pay attention to the date on the supporting document and may include the document in the application. The client who knew or ought to have known he or she was acting untruthfully would turn round and blame the counsel for not having microscopically scrutinized the potentially damaging document. Who should be blamed? One should not underestimate the investigative capabilities of the Immigration. The Immigration authorities store past information for future use and reference. For that matter, applicants must draw counsels’ attention to past information they might have provided the Immigration during their previous applications, if any. Nondisclosure of such information is never helpful to an applicant. The onus is on the applicants to provide all relevant information and documentation in support of their applications and cases. Applicants are free to present to the Immigration authorities whatever documents and information they consider worth-considering and want

to be considered. The decision maker’s role is to review what is in front of him and come up with a decision based on the totality of the information and documents presented. Applicants in immigration cases should avoid or minimize self-representation in serious and complex matters. They should be truthful and consistent with the information they give to their counsel and to the Immigration. They should disclose to their counsel past and present information in the hands of the Immigration that could be relevant to their cases. The effectiveness of a counsel could be severely limited by non-disclosure of facts, inadequate cooperation, untruthful disclosure and inconsistency. Rather than unnecessary attribution of blame, clients and counsels can considerably minimize the likelihood of failure by working cooperatively as described above.

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Fully vaccinated and ready for a winter getaway? It may cost more than you think The added cost of COVID-19 tests, airfare and car rental could make the trip unaffordable Now that restrictions have eased for fully vaccinated travellers, Canadians are starting to think about travelling abroad over the holidays. But that winter getaway may be more costly than you think. Both

airfare and car rental prices are on the rise, and the added fee for one or more mandatory COVID-19 tests could make the trip cost-prohibitive. Here’s what to consider before you start dreaming about your week at the beach. Added cost of COVID-19 tests Depending on where you’re travelling to, you may have to shell out for two COVID-19 tests, which

can add hundreds of dollars to your travel costs. Some popular sun destinations, such as Mexico and the Dominican Republic have no pre-arrival test requirement for Canadian travellers. However, many others, including Jamaica, Turks and Caicos and the United States, require that international air passengers

show proof of a negative COVID-19 antigen or molecular COVID-19 test. (Land travellers will be exempt from the test requirement when the U.S. land border reopens to fully vaccinated travellers Nov. 8) Travellers can typically get a rapid antigen test in Canada for under $50. But Canadians must also show proof of a negative COVID-19 test to return home, and Canada will only accept a molecular test — such as a PCR test — which can range in price from $150 to $300. The cost of the return test was a deal breaker for Ian Wilson of Peterborough, Ont., who had planned to take his family on a trip to Las Vegas last month. However, the family decided to nix their plans after Wilson did some research and concluded he’d have to spend at least $1,000 total to pay for five PCR tests to return to Canada. “It was very disappointing,” he said. “I’m not opposed to getting the test … but it’s cont’d on pg. 19

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Don’t remand people needlessly – Supreme Court Justice to judges

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MISSIONARY OR MERCENARY? From: Stephen A.Quaye, Toronto-Canada.

The “White clerical collar” wearing man in your church, does he preach the gospel to win souls for Christ, baptize them in the name of God the father, God the son and God the Holy Spirit? Or he is serving merely for pay or the sordid advantage of having cars, houses and Canadian status? No but assess the pastor and tell me if he preaches about salvation and the kingdom of God in Heaven or preaches about “Yiedie”, to wit prosperity on earth, acquiring wealth and craving for material things on earth. Maybe this will help in your assessment to come out with the best findings. Who pays your rent, hydro and water bills, telephone bills, car insurance, car loans, and student loans, buy gas and groceries, clothes as well as pay your credit card debts for you? Aha, now look at the pastor at your church and tell me who pays his rent, telephone bills, car insurance, car loans, and student loans if they are schooling, buy the groceries, clothes as well as pay their credit card debts for them? Your guess is as good as my. But before I tell you what I think, let me share a true life story that happened a few years ago about a pastor and the German immigration service. It was a cold winter morning, suddenly a noisy checkpoint at Frankfurt International Airport in Germany where passengers got quiet. Passengers from Canada and elsewhere, waited for six hours in transit before boarding the next flight to Ghana when this spectacle was witnessed. Discussions went on between me and some other passengers in preparation for the second leg to Kotoka International Airport in Ghana. Then one of the passengers next to me on a couch raised his eyebrow and lifted his head gesturing as I looked at a certain direction of the airport. Whew! Here came four German “Polizei” Police, all stout looking, escorted a “white clerical collar” wearing pastor to the gate where we waited to board our flight to Ghana. The pastor’s sweat soaked his dress shirt under his black coat over Khaki pants and snickers. His hands in handcuffs, he panted for breath as the German Polizei walked him fast to the checkpoint.

A Nigerian passenger asked the police officers what was the pastor’s offence. In response one of the officers asked the Nigerian, “Is he your brother?” Later on the flight to Accra, I learnt the suspect was arrested for having defrauded some members of a church he headed in Germany and was on wanted list for having maneuvered the immigration system of Germany. Since that day, I have looked at every white clerical collar worn by the pastor of foreign church in a foreign country with a different eye. I assess them to the letter and when convinced they are serving merely for pay or sordid advantage, I distance myself from them simply because I don’t want to befriend a bad person. That entire episode aside, let us find out who is a missionary or a mercenary? WHO IS MISSIONARY OR MERCENARY? Wikipedia dictionary defines a missionary as a member of a religious group sent into an area to promote their faith or perform ministries of service, such as education, literacy, social justice, health care, and economic development like the Catholic Basel, Wesleyan and Anglican missionaries to Ghana. Under the context of Christian religion, a missionary is commonly known as a pastor who is sent to a foreign country like Canada to head a society or an affiliated church. While mercenaries are persons serving merely for pay or sordid advantage like some pastors who serve for pay, car, mansions and luxurious lifestyle. THE CHARGE TO KEEP IS? In Methodist Church Hymn 441 by Most Reverend Charles Wesley of blessed memory reminds both pastors and all of the charge to keep as Christians a God to glorify by doing what is righteous and despise sin to avoid eternal death. Most Reverend Chares Wesley trumpeted the main charge of Jesus Christ to his disciples before ascending to heaven to sit at the right side of God, where he charged us to go ye into the world and proclaim the gospel to save souls, baptize them in the name of God the father, God the son and God the Holy Spirit. So back to the question, is your pastor now preaching the gospel to win souls for Christ, or he is serving merely for pay or the sordid advantage of buying cars, house[s], to get Canadian status “Citizenship”, get his bills paid and supported to live luxurious life abroad? How many pastors in our time will seek the face of God in times of trouble that threatens the unity and growth of members and their families and the church which they lead?

Many of them are talking about their pay increases, their extended stay of their visiting visas in Canada, car in insurances and loans, rent and other utility bills against the main issues affecting the growth of the church and its members It is so sad to observe the entrenched politics in our churches these days caused by posting of pastors to head societies which are preventing the power of the Holy Spirit to fill us and be our helper. More serious questions are being raised about the posting of pastors from Ghana to head societies in foreign destinations

such as Canada and America and the need to train pastors locally to head the various societies. Many opinions suggest that local members are already citizens and working, they would be conversant with the laws and won’t be a financial burden on the church because they would be working. I believe should the churches in foreign destinations such as Canada and America start training pastors locally to head their societies, it will solve many problems in our various societies and the finances of the church will be stable if not grow.

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increase compared to 2019rise as borders reopen As borders reopen to international travel, Canadians planning trips are being hit with sticker shock, with the high prices for mandatory PCR tests, the end of discounted airfare and rising rental car rates. 2:01 Weinberg blames the price increase on a combination of factors. He said when people stopped travelling during the pandemic, car rental companies sold off some of their fleet to generate revenue. But when demand surged, Weinberg said, companies faced difficulties building back up their fleets due to a current shortage of vehicles on the market. “Companies just simply couldn’t buy back the cars they needed to replenish their fleets,” said Weinberg. “That [problem] continues to this day.” To get the best possible price, he recommends booking your car rental well in advance. “Anybody who waits to book for a holiday rental ... is really going to be in for a sticker shock.” What about insurance costs? Last year, many insurance providers reinstated COVID-19 medical coverage for travellers. Travel insurance broker Martin Firestone said fully vaccinated travellers shouldn’t have to pay any extra fees to get the coverage. However, he said travellers could wind up with a much bigger bill for their trip if they test positive for COVID-19 and are forced to quarantine for an extra 14 days at their destination. Travellers can purchase trip interruption insurance, but Firestone said those plans typically won’t cover travellers for all their added costs if they’re stuck in quarantine and can’t return home as planned. “You could be staying at a $1,000-a-day hotel, that does not mean they’re going to cover your costs at the hotel for 14 days,” he said. “All that any of these products could do would be to offset some of your costs.”


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themselves — at times slowly — off of the heavily the major fuels and is a significant source of planetwarming emissions. polluting fossil fuel. The pledges to phase out coal come on top of other promises made at the United Nations climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, that the head of an international energy organization said trimmed a few tenths of a degree from projections of future warming. But outside experts termed that comment — only in a tweet, not a rigourous report — “optimistic.”

“Today, I think we can say that the end of coal is in sight,” said Alok Sharma, who is chairing the conference of nearly 200 nations, known as COP26. The Conference of Parties (COP), as it’s known, meets every year and is the global decisionmaking body set up in the early 1990s to implement the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and subsequent climate agreements. cont’d on pg. 50

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African Caribbean Groceries Inc 63 Dundas West, Mississauga, Ont

Tel: 905-281-9515 Business Hours

Monday - Wednesday - 10:00am - 8:00pm Thursday - Friday - 10:00am - 9:00pm Saturday - 9:30am - 6:30pm Sunday - 12:30pm - 5:30pm

63 Dundas West of Hurontario

Kaf African Caribbean Market

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Tel: 905-855-3595

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2642 Liruma Rd, #2A, Mississauga, Ont., 401 or 403 to South on Erin Mills Pkwy,

416-916-3700

New Kantamanto Market WHOLESALE AND RETAIL MOVED TO A NEW LOCATION Opposite CEEKTEX Specializing In African and Caribbean Food & Hair Products

Open 7 Days A Week * Amane * Palm Oil * Atadwe * Adwene * Zomi Oil *Werewere * Fufu * Fish * Momone * Alata Samina * Rice * Fresh Yam * Nkuto * Garden Eggs * Goat Meat * Apem * Koobi * Shito * Kenkey * Geisha * Kpako * Gari * Kokonte * Asanka

Twins Sister Tel: 416-235-1470 Cell: 647-448-3241

Tel: 416-745-5928

Email. new.kantamantomarket@gmail.com

5010 Steeles Ave. W., Unit 2B, Etobicoke (Steeles/Kipling)

266 Eddystone Ave, North York, Ont. M3N 1H7

Xpress Tropical Foods & Meat

UNCLE SETH TROPICAL FOODS Specializing in African, Caribbean, Asian & Canadian Foods

African and Caribbean Grocery Store

*WHITE RICE

*ACCRA KENKEY WHITE CORN MEAL

* POTATO FLAKES

* OX HEAD SCENTED RICE

*GRACE KENNEDY SCENTED RICE

*GARI

*ALREADY MIXED FUFU

*ADWENE

*KONKONTE

* FRESH PONA YAMS *ASANKA

*QUALITY ZOMI

* WHITE CORN FLOUR

*BODIE FUFU

SO LET’S

Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Mon-Sat. 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sun.

For All Your Family Grocery Needs

BUSINESS.

MONEY TRANSFER THROUGH MONEYGRAM

We Carry All Your Tropical Grocery Items

We are open 7 Days a week. Sundays from 12 noon to 6:00 pm

IS OUR

We are wholesalers and distributors of smoke fish

Exit West on Dundas, 2nd light left Liruma Road, Behind Mr. Lube

* Fresh Ghana Yam (Pona) * Palm Oil * Titus Sardine * Exeter Corned Beef * Accra Kenkey * Akwaabi * Fresh Garden Eggs * Red Snapper And much more at discount prices

BUSINESS

We specialize in African, Caribbean Groceries: *Gari Pounded *Yam *Vegetable Salad *Fufu *Potato Starch *Stock Fish *Salted Fish *Smoked Fish *Cerelac *Rice *Bournvita *Milo *Corned Beef *Phone Cards *Cosmetics *Goat meat and many more

Mississauga, Ontario

Central Market

YOUR

*POTATO STARCH *PALM SOUP

*KOOBI

*GHANA BREAD

* Fresh Ghana Yams (Pona) The * Palm Oil * Titus Sardine Lowest * Exeter Corned Beef Prices * Accra Kenkey in * Akwaabi * Fresh Garden Eggs Town * Red Snapper * And much more at discount prices

*SHITO Denton * Red Snapper * Tilapia * King Fish Steak * Mackerell

VISIT OUR FISH

MARKET AND BUTCHER SHOP We open 7 days a week. We also deliver

OUR BEAUTY AND HAIR PRODUCTS One of the Largest Selection

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416-288-9330

2069 Lawrence Ave. E. Scarborough, Ont.

We are open Monday - Friday: 9 am to 8 pm Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Tel: 416-249-7007 1712 Jane Street, Toronto (Jane/Lawrence)


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M A K O L A Tropical Foods THE SUPERMARKET IN THE HEART OF ACCRA-GHANA IS NOW HERE IN THE HEART OF TORONTO QUALITY FOODS

BEST PRICES IN TOWN

fresh yam * plantain * cocoyam * adwene* koobi * abodoi * egusi * gari * konkonte * goat meat * fufu * kenkey * snails * herrings *sugar bread etc. etc.

2400 FINCH AVE. W., UNIT 2C NORTH YORK, ONT., M3N 2M6

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416-740-7955

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Email: ben@the-wire.com

1148 Albion Road. Etobicoke, Ont. (at Islington)

Mercies African Supermarket We Specialize in African Caribbean Groceries & much more...

* Red Snapper * Adwene * Mackerel * Goat Meat * Palm Oil * Creams & Lotions * Egusi * Braids Open 7 Days * Fresh Ghana Yams * Gels * King Fish Steak A Week Business Hours Monday - WEDNESDAY - 10 am - 8:00 pm THURSDAY - SATURDAY - 10 Am - 8:30 pm SUNDAYS - 12:30 PM - 5 PM

Tel: 905-846-2897

15 Brisdale Drive (Bovaird Dr. W. & Brisdale Drive)

Atwima Marfo Enterprise (Formerly East-End Tropical Market) WE ARE MOVING TO A NEW LOCATION

200 Bellamy Rd. North Plaza (Opposite Esso gas station)

Auntie Hannah’s Supermarket African & Caribbean

NOW OPEN We Carry All African and Caribbean Grocery Items Ground Provisions, Goat Lamb, Chicken, Oxtail, Fish, Patties etc. Tel: 905-430-0682 Cell: 905-706-2820 701 Dundas St. W, Whitby, ON, L1N 2N3

* African Yam * Chicken * Box of Mackerel * Burnt Goat * Red Mullet * Ram Goat Meat * Carnation Milk * Black Soap

* Obaatan Pa Mackerel * Goat Head * Clean Tilapia * Box of Red Snapper * Ackees * Chicken Legs * Grace Soup Mix

* Roasted Hard * African Snapper * Shea Butter * King Fish Steak * Goudas White Rice * Pig Tail * Yellow Yam

WAAKYE - WEEK-END SPECIAL - $5.99 (TAKE-OUT)

Guranteed Lowest Prices on All African Foods Videos and CDs

Cosmetics Tel: 416-286-0516


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New African King Meat Shop Under New Management

Lowest Price Guaranteed Specializing in African, Caribbean and Asian Wholesale deal on Yam, Gari, Kokonte and more • • • • •

Burnt Goat Fresh Goat Ox Tail Cow Tripe Smoke Fish

• • • • • •

Ghana Yam Maggi Seasoning cubes Trofai Palm Cream, Palmnut Cream, Ghana Fresh Palm Oil and Coconut Oil Veggies

Business Hours Monday to Friday 10 am - 8:30 pm Saturdays 9 am to 8 pm Sundays 2 pm - 6 pm

Consumer Hotline: 647-344-0988 2223 Jane Street (opposite Chalkfarm) Toronto

GOLDEN GATES RESTAURANT Best African Cuisine * Dine in - Take out Catering

10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. - Monday to Sunday

Tel: 416-745-1394 2428 Islington Ave., Unit 104 Toronto Ontario, M9W 3X8

Afro Continental Bar & Grill We Serve All Kinds Of African Continental Dishes

We cater for all occasions. We provide bulk home cooked meals for you and your family Dine In, Take Out

Tel: 647-247-4634

Catering & Meal Prep

Cell: 647-970-4644

Email: africanchopbar@gmail.com

2305 Finch Avenue W., Toronto, ON

Auntie Lizzy’s Kitchen & African Restaurant Tel: 647-782-6249 5010 Steeles Ave. W., Unit #3

* Fried Yam with Tilapia or Red Snapper * Fried Plantain with Beans * Waakye (Rice & Beans) with Assorted meat * Banku with Okro or Peanut Soup * Dieho (TZ) * Konkonte * Jollof Rice * Fufu with Peanut Soup or Light Soup

BUSINESS HOURS MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY

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CLOSED 11:00 AM TO 10:00 PM 11:00 AM TO 10:00 PM 11:00 AM TO 10:00 PM 11:00 PM TO 10:00 PM 11:00 AM TO 10:00 PM 12:00 PM TO 9:00 PM

Call Kwame or Adwoa @ 416-519-6740

(Next to G Central Market All African Food, Next to Petro Canada)

Toronto, ON, M9V 5C6

849 Albion Road (Albion/Islington)


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EAST LEGON Executive 2 Bedroom/2Bath, A. Single Room Apartment w/ Kitchen, Toilet/Bath, AC , Furnished (1A2, MU2) DAILY: $75/day

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Impact Lives Church Community Event By Bobby Tacky, Toronto, ON

It is the vision of Impact Lives Church (ILC) to impact lives of all nations with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This is achievedholistically through its various Community Outreach Programs which demonstrate the love of God in a practical way while fulfilling the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20). The COVID-19 pandemic not only impacted individuals physically, but it also impacted the global economy resulting in many families experiencing financial hardship. In result of this, Impact Lives Church Community Outreach Programs expanded its support efforts to the benefit and appreciation of numerous families across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). On Saturday August 14, 2021, Impact Lives Churchlived up to its name by “Impacting Lives” through its ‘Food Pantry’,‘We Care’ and ‘Soup Kitchen’ Programsby providing non-perishable food items, back packs filled with school supplies and a hot meal to members of the local and surrounding community. The Soup Kitchen Program is one of ILC’snewest Community Outreach Programsand was an instant success. The Food Pantry Program has recently expanded beyond supporting the local community to providing aid in Africa (Ghana) and most recently India through BT Global Ministries. In addition, every year in December, Impact Lives Church hosts a Community Christmas Dinner providing families with a 4-course meal, gifts for their children and an atmosphere filled with love, joy and the warmth of family celebrating together at Christmas.In 2020, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions, the Community Christmas Dinner was converted into a drive through take out mealso that Impact Lives Church could continue its yearly consistent and highly anticipated community support through this program.

Bishop Bob Tacky with some members of Impact Lives Church

Bishop Bob Tacky interacting with a guest

Impact Lives Church has been a pillar in the community for the past 29 years and itsservice to the community is a wonderful blessing and is cherished in the hearts and lives of all impacted. Impact Lives Church main office/branch is located at 1274 Martin Grove Rd (Martin Grove Rd&Rexdale Blvd), Toronto, Ontario M9W 4X3. For more information regarding Impact Lives Church Community Outreach Programs, call the main office at 416-745-7082 or email info@ impactliveschurch.org.

A member helping a guest

Member of Impact Lives giving a helping hand

At Food kitchen

Some of the guests A member of the church giving a helping hand


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Rise and Shine Juvenile Disability Foundation Launched By Rev. Richard Nii Amartey, Accra, Ghana

It was a moment of mixed emotions as dignitaries gathered in Accra to launch the Rise and Shine Juvenile Disability Foundation Academy in Accra, aimed at training young Persons with Disability (PWDs) to become shining stars for their generation, under the theme, “Sharing the Passion”. The young boys and girls, numbering about twenty and the microcosm of some 120 of their likes recruited from all parts of the country, portrayed hope and high expectations as the ceremony to outdoor the project to become the first juvenile disability training centre unfolded. Special Guest, Nene AfediKatamansoYilagbeye 1, expressed his joy at being part of this laudable initiative that, in his view, would change the narrative of Persons with Disability (PWDs) in the country, adding that there is nothing like disability as has been demonstrated by the young ones. Appealing for financial and material support for the project, he was optimistic that, giving these young ones a good start would build in them the right spirit needed to amply fit into society to play their role in the development process. For his part, Ambassador Horace Ankrah, Ghana’s former Ambassador to China, stated that, disability was everybody’s lot and that those who claim to be so-called able, are often confronted with health and other challenges that made them even more disabled than those with visible disability. He blamed politicians for wasting money and other resources on needless ventures when they could channel same towards the upkeep of young ones like these. He appealed for closer collaboration with the Founder of the Academy to ensure the project is not only sustained but also run in an effective manner in order to achieve its objectives. Dr. Abu Sakara Forster, a former Presidential Candidate in Ghana’s elections, pledged to freely supply the school with some of the produce of his farms, challenging the wellto-do in society not to close their close to the plight of the vulnerable. Giving the background to the project, the Founder, Rev. Richard NiiAmarteyAdesah, President of the Federation of Africa Amputee Football (FAAF), lamented the neglect of

Group picture of Foundation Members and some guests PWDs, especially the younger ones who have to fight for the few opportunities around with their counterparts. He disclosed that he had to take a step of faith to start the project, with virtually no resources. “I have to struggle with the little I have, at times with fuel shortage and the embarrassment that comes with it, in order to ensure this dream materializes”. He revealed that, the Foundation urgently needs educational, food and other materials to resume its next term as their supplies are running out. He said, the joy of seeing the children happy and growing into responsible adulthood is a great source of inspiration to him as he looks forward to seeing a world that has room for underprivileged ones. Joining the meeting via Zoom as Chairperson, Mr. John Kinney,Founder and Presidentof the John Kinney Foundation, pledged his support for the project, stating that he has been moved by the initiative and would offer ICT support in the form of training and equipment supply. He noted that the project was dear to his heart so would offer any aid within his ability.

Dr. Ebenezer DjaneyDjagbletey, who co-chaired the event, pledged to assist in acquiring a parcel of land for the complex project, urging all to get involved. The Ambassador of the United States of America, H.E. Stephanie Sullivan and the High Commissioner of South Africa to Ghana, H.E. Grace Mason, couldn’t join by zoomed as planned due to other engagements but earlier pledged their support for the project. Renowned Lawyer, Mr. SafoAbebrese also joined by zoom. They indicated their support for the project. The Arise and Shine Founded was started last year by Rev. Richard NiiAamartey, President of the Federation of Africa Amputee Football (FAAF) with the aim of identifying, recruiting and grooming young persons with disability in sports, formal and vocational training to unearth their talents and make them role models. The Foundation is currently using a rented facility at Nsawam for training the children it continues to recruit more. It has embarked on a nationwide exercise to recruit such talents.


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SUPPORTING EDUCATION IN GHANA Akonua and Kwama Children’s Literacy Foundation is a Registered Canadian Charity # 84275 6264 RR0001 established on 2010-08-23 in Calgary, Alberta. Address: 215 Carmel Close NE, Calgary, Alberta, CANADA, T1Y 6Z4. Tel: 403-764-7715 Email: info@ghanaeducationfoundation.com Website: www.Ghanaeducationfoundation.com Akonua and Kwama Children’s Literacy Foundation is a Canadian Registered Charity with the Vision To establish and maintain a Community Public Library, provide scholarships for the needy students, and build computer labs for high schools in Mankessim, Mfantseman District, C/R. Ghana. Africa. The library will provide a direct service to Mankessim community. The Local population is about 20,000 with four High Schools in the area but has no Library. The Mfantseman district capital, Saltpond also has no Library. Thus a district with a population of about 152,858 has no library in it’s district capital therefore even with the establishment of this community library, some people may travel long distances from surrounding villages to use this facility. Infact due to this dire need, this project responds directly to the community needs The scholarship program and the library project would help us to also educate girls who many times are neglected and married away. The foundation is secular philanthropy and gives both genders equal opportunities in the fulfillment of their cherished dreams. The Foundation has community support letters commending the importance of such projects from the office of the president of Ghana, CEO of Mfantseman Municipal Assembly, the schools that we have helped, the students that have been awarded scholarships and the religious leaders in the Mankessim community .The foundation is appealing to Mankessim citizens home and abroad to assist in any way towards the success of this cause. Okurantsir Amanfo we need your financial support for this project and the corporations we have contacted will match the amount in our accounts. Our

Queen mother, The Municipal Assembly and some corporations are supporting us, so let us get ready to “Rock and roll” with the building of the Public Library but first your donations are needed. Also if you are not from Mankessim, Ghana. Africa but would like to change the world through an equal educational opportunity for both boys and girls in Africa your donation is more than welcome.

passionate about fulfilling the educational dreams of the young children in Mankessim. He has had no hesitation in spending substantial part of the family’s life savings on the future of the children in Mankessim. On another note; Pobee’s own children have travelled to Malawi, Uganda and Ghana to work in orphange, maternity home and other community development

projects. Like their mama and papa, they are also very passionate about giving back. If we all play our part, this is a small token of appreciation giving back to the community, the love that the people gave us some years ago. This proves that it takes the whole village to raise a child Linkhttps://www. ghanaeducationfoundation.com/ picture-gallery.html

Our special thanks to Calgary Police Services and Fire Services for standing by us during our fundraising events. In addition, we would like to thank Alberta Government for matching grants, Marda Loop Church for their support, our Board, Volunteers, Local representatives and Donors for their selfless and tireless support.

About Us The founder of the “Children’s Literacy Foundation”, the Pobee family landed in Calgary on August 26th, 1988. Mr Orleans Kodwo Pobee joined Calgary Chamber of Commerce in 1993 and Canadian Association of Petroleum Production Accounting in 2001. Early in life, Orleans lost his mother at the age of three months. Now Orleans is a grandfather, Kofi Forson a graduate of KUST at graduation ceremony

Agnes Yeboah Banson a graduate of University of Professional Studies, Legon

Robert Andrew Computer Lab

Some of the Board members of AKCLF at Independence celebration

Belinda Acquaah a graduate Cape Coast Polytechnic in Secretarial Prog.

Francia Harvonen Computer Lab

Daniella Ackom Mensah a graduate of University of Cape Coast

Ann Wilson Computer Lab

Building plan for future community library


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Kwaku Essien with some guests

Kwaku Essien Some of the guests

Kwaku Essien giving presentation Some of the guests at the presentation


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Top Finalists Announced for 2021 AWIEF Awards Women entrepreneurs across multiple industries in Africa acknowledged for their leadership and innovation Leading Pan African entrepreneurship and innovation non-profit, the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) (www.AWIEForum.org), has announced the top finalists in its annual awards to celebrate women business leaders and entrepreneurs in Africa. 24 outstanding women founders and entrepreneurs, were selected by an independent panel of judges, as top finalists for the 2021 AWIEF Awards across 8 different categories. The 24 finalists represent women-owned businesses operating in 11 African countries: Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe. The AWIEF Awards winners will be announced at a ceremony and gala dinner on 3 December 2021, following on from the 2021 AWIEF Conference. AWIEF hosts the 7th edition of its prestigious and benchmarking annual AWIEF Conference this year as a hybrid (virtual and in-person) event, on 2 and 3 December 2021. The venue for the in-person AWIEF Conference and AWIEF Awards ceremony will be the Marriot Hotel Melrose Arch in Johannesburg, South Africa. The theme for AWIEF 2021 Conference is: ‘Advancing inclusive, resilient and sustainable growth in a post-COVID-19 African economy’. “AWIEF remains steadfast in its efforts to promote and support women entrepreneurship development and innovation in Africa. With the AWIEF Awards, we identify and shine the spotlight on inspirational women entrepreneurs and innovators, driving growth for Africa,” said Irene Ochem, AWIEF Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “It was an absolute delight to judge the AWIEF Awards once again this year. The standard and quality of the nominations and businesses continue to be high. The judging panel had a hard time choosing the top finalists from the numerous inspirational and outstanding women entrepreneurs who, through their businesses, are creating opportunities and positively impacting lives and communities,” commented Birgitta Cederstrom, Frost & Sullivan’s Business Development Director for Middle East and Africa. The finalists for the 2021 AWIEF Awards are (names in alphabetical order):

Gudula Naiga Basaza, Managing Director, Gudie Leisure Farm (Uganda) Zandile Mkhwanazi and Tinyiko Simbine, Co-founders, GirlCode (South Africa) Angela Juliana Odero, Managing Director, Rio Fish Ltd (Kenya) AGRI ENTREPRENEUR AWARD Hadia M. Gondji, Founder and Managing Director, Hadiya Seed Production and Agro Industry Plc (Ethiopia) Jo-andra Cloete Greegory, CEO, Our Poultry Place (South Africa) Fortunatha Mmari, Co-Founder and Managing Director, AFCO Investment Co. Ltd (Tanzania) CREATIVE INDUSTRY AWARD Cynthia Asije, Creative Director, The Adirelounge (Nigeria) Nadia Takyiwaa-Mensah, Founder and CEO, Sai Wine Café (Ghana) Susan Wanjiru, Founder and Creative Lead, Lockhem Kids Entertainment (Kenya) ENERGY ENTREPRENEUR AWARD Ifeoma Malo, CEO, Clean Technology Hub (Nigeria) Tumi Mphahlele, Founder and Director, Amperion Energy (South Africa) Josephine Takundwa, CEO, Earthlink Technologies (Zimbabwe) EMPOWERMENT AWARD Jackie Bomboma, Founder and CEO, Young Strong Mothers Foundation (Tanzania) Djénéba Gory, Co-founder and COO, Suadela (Mali)

YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AWARD Gehad Hamdy, Founder and Manager, Speak Up (Egypt) Phyllis Addo, Co-Director, Rhema Engineering Solutions (Ghana) LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Tao Boyle, Co-founder and COO, FoondaMate (South Africa) Margaret Hirsch, Co-founder and Executive Director, Hirsch’s Homestores (South Africa) Alexandria Procter, Co-founder and CEO, DigsConnect.com (South Africa) Tabitha Karanja, Founder and CEO, Keroche Breweries (Kenya) TECH ENTREPRENEUR AWARD Ivy Barley, Co-founder, Developers in Vogue Foundation (Ghana) Evelyn Kaiingu, CEO, Lupiya (Zambia)

Lucia Quachey, Founder and President, Ghana Association of Women Entrepreneurs (Ghana) To register to attend the AWIEF 2021 Conference and the AWIEF Awards either virtually or in-person, please click here: https://bit.ly/3bwSMyz

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Tribute to Dr. Francis Bainyin Sam Dr. Francis Bainyin Sam passed away suddenly on Monday, October 4, 2021, at the age of 84. He died without suffering, painlessly and peacefully in Accra, Ghana, where he always wished to live out his final days. Dr. Sam was born in Accra on February 10, 1937, to Emma Mills (Ga of Jamestown, Ghana) and Peter Sam (Fanti of Saltpond, Ghana), where he lived and grew up alongside his 12 brothers and sisters. His proudest achievements were undoubtedly his long career as a physician and building a loving extended family as well as an international array of friends and colleagues. Dr. Sam spent his adolescent years at Adisadel Boys College in Cape Coast, Ghana. In 1961, he was selected as one of two Ghanaian Commonwealth Scholars to attend the University of Alberta (U of A) in Edmonton, Canada. During his time as an undergraduate at U of A Dr. Sam met his ex-wife Catherine Wright and together they had his only son Garth Francis Bainyin Kweku Sam on September 2nd, 1964. In 1968, after completing his Doctorate in Medicine, Dr. Sam returned to Ghana and accepted employment as a Medical Officer in the Ghanaian Armed Forces. Enjoying the rank of Captain, Dr. Sam was stationed as a physician in both Accra and Takoradi, which was the start of a 45 year career as a health care professional. Dr. Sam and Catherine celebrated the birth of his first daughter Lanalee Araba Sekyiwa Sam, in Ghana on May 10th, 1969. In 1972, Dr. Sam returned to the U of A to pursue a four-year residency in obstetrics & gynecology. After completing these Fellowship studies, he relocated to Toronto, Canada and opened his private practice becoming a pioneer as one of the few African ob/gyn specialists in Canada. While in Toronto, he met his ex-wife Sandra Jane Pennell and they welcomed two daughters, Tanya Nana Panfua Sam and Tamara Baisua Sam, born on December 13th, 1978 and January 7th, 1980, respectively. Cont’d on pg. 41

Final Funeral Rites of Tony Kobina Mensah at Ghana Methodist Church Hall 60 Milvan Dr. North York Saturday October 16, 2021

High Table Hermas Kobina Mensah with Mfantseman Executives

Group picture of Mfantseman Association

Presentation by Mfantseman Assoc

Harriet Akins Mensah speaking at the funeral

Chief Mourners


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Tribute to Dr. Francis Bainyin Sam cont’d from pg. 40 In Toronto, Dr. Sam established himself as one of Canada’s preeminent Black physicians, delivering literally thousands of babies and helping countless patients, including many undocumented immigrants to whom he provided free medical care. In addition to his role as a physician, Dr. Sam became a strong pillar in the African-Canadian community of Toronto, and established himself as an outspoken leader alongside many esteemed professional peers & business leaders. In 1991, Dr. Sam met his beloved wife, Maxine Bailey, who remains his forever companion. Dr. Sam celebrated the birth of his first grandchild when his daughter Araba delivered her son, Shane Alexander McFarlane, on August 27th, 2004. In 2012, Dr. Sam retired from active practice to happily divide his life between summers in Toronto & winters at his home in Accra, Ghana. Dr. Sam was well-known for his outgoing, generous and larger-thanlife personality. He loved social events & was a genial host who enjoyed bringing people together to share laughter, music, dance spirited debate & great food. There were very few invitations that he turned down, and few people that he turned away. For almost 25 years Dr. Sam’s favorite home on Edenbridge Drive was a dynamic mecca for not only his immediate family, but also numerous extended family members, friends, exchange students & barely-known strangers, many of whom were welcome to stay there for months at a time. Likewise, the home he established in the suburbs of Accra when he retired, became a wonderfully warm landing spot for anyone visiting Ghana. It goes without saying then, that Dr. Sam’s longstanding tradition of hospitality will be remembered & missed by many. On October 25th, 2019 Dr. Sam was blessed with the birth of his second grandchild when his daughter Tamara delivered her first daughter, Adeline Frankie Cavon. We are all tremendously thankful that he had the opportunity to enjoy special moments with this beautiful little girl for the time that he was able to do so. In the end, Dr. Sam lived out his last days exactly how he will be remembered most: as a passionate, generous man savoring his wellearned retirement in his birth country, surrounded by people who loved & respected him. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations via this platform, to support educational initiatives in Dr. Sam’s name, for underprivileged children in Ghana. Thank you.

Official Funeral Service: In keeping with his wishes Dr. Sam will be buried in Ghana & a funeral will be held for him in Accra on Saturday, November 27, 2021. Additional details will be provided as soon as possible. Dr. Sam is survived by: his children, Garth, Araba, Tanya, and Tamara; his wife Maxine Bailey; his grandson Shane; his granddaughter Adeline; his siblings Augustina Mettle, Gwendolina Botchey, Jacqueline Sam, Patricia A. Sam, Dr. Peter A. Sam Jr., Jemima Sam, Sabina Sam, Alfred Sam, Frederic Sam, Stanley Gilbert Sam, and their respective children. Dr. Sam was predeceased by his father Peter Sam, his mother Emma Mills, his stepmothers Martha Sam and Auntie Florence, as well as his siblings Elizabeth Sam and Augustus Sam, and his cousin Sarah Mills-Okakoi.


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Inauguration of the Alliance of Ghanaian-Canadian Associations (AGCA) in pictures

H.E. Anselm Sowah (2nd left) Nadia Adongo, Nana Yaw Ameh

New Consul-General Hakeem Balogun (2ns left) and his staff

Rev. Fr.Kenneth Korsah

MPP Tom Rakocevic presenting certificate to AGCA

Councilor Perruzza, Ward 7 presenting certificate to AGCA

Juliet Opoku

Nananom Emmanuel Duodu and Marilyn Rafael

From left: Bismack Otoo, Claudette Opoku Achampong, Emmanuel Duodu and Dr. Awafo

Cross section of invited guests

From left: Emmanuel Ayiku, Emmanuel Duodu, Nadia Adongo and a guest

High Commissioner (3rd left) and some community members

From right: Nii Odoi Yemo, Dr. Awafo, Nadia Adongo, Alhaji Zuberu and guests

Alex Darko and Anna Aidoo MCs


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Inauguration of the Alliance of Ghanaian-Canadian Associations (AGCA) cont’d from pg. 1 opportunity to work together and build capacity, whilst maintaining their autonomy in daily operations. “For years, many have recognized the need for such an alliance to advocate for and address common issues impacting our communities, and to support Ghana’s High Commission in broadening and deepening bilateral ties between Ghana and Canada.” Ms Claudette Opoku Achampong further gave a brief background of the Alliance by saying, On February 18, 2019, the efforts of His Excellency Mr. Ayikoi Otoo, Ghana’s High Commissioner to Canada from 2017 to 2020, and a couple of Presidents initiated the formation of a WhatsApp group dubbed the Alliance of Ghanaian Association Presidents in Canada (AGAPIC). As an informal group, AGAPIC served well as a platform for discourse but it lacked a robust framework to function effectively as a unit. For this reason, formal conversations began between AGAPIC members and the Ghana High Commission in Ottawa, to explore viable options for recalibrating AGAPIC. On January 9, 2021, a Working Group was formed and charged with this task. After several consultations and careful deliberations, the Alliance of GhanaianCanadian Associations was incorporated on July 02, 2021, under the Canada Not-for-Profit Act. At the inauguration of AGCA, the Ghana’s High Commissioner designate to Canada, H.E Anselm R. Sowa, as part of his commitment to community engagement, used the occasion as an opportunity to introduce himself to the Ghanaian Community here in Toronto as the new representative of the Government of Ghana. Delivering his address at the inauguration of the Alliance of GhanaianCanadian Associations-AGCA in Toronto, he said that he deems it a great honor to preside over this unique hybrid event (virtual and in-person) for the launch of the Alliance of Ghanaian-Canadian Associations in Canada, a coordinating common platform for various Ghanaian-Canadian Associations in Canada. He brought greetings from President Akufo-Addo and Foreign Affairs Minister Hon.Ms. Ayorkor Botchway. The High Commissioner- designate added that, “Ghana-Canada relations have always been excellent at the bilateral and multilateral levels due to our common shared values and respect for the rule of law, good democratic and love for peace and international understanding. “The unique bond of friendship between the two countries is also underpinned by the fact that thousands of Canadians (including most of you present here0 are also Ghanaians or of Ghanaian descent. In spite of the geographical distance both Ghana and Canada are, at heart, two sides of the same coin-HOME- to you! Continuing he said “our task today is to usher in the birth of the GhanaianCanadian Associations. The exigencies of our time call for collective action to tackle these daunting challenges confronting humankind from the on-going global COVID-19 pandemic, extraordinary stress on health and economic systems, rising unemployment and systemic inequalities, climate change and mental health crises”.”The Ghanaian community in Canada has distinguished itself as a flagship diaspora group not only in the Americas but also across the globe. As diaspora or migrants with a common heritage and identity, it is worth encouraging you to sustain your ethos with the African proverb- “If you want to fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” “With the birth of the Alliance of Ghanaian-Canadian Associations, we have indeed taken those first steps together. We congratulate the entire association for collaborating with Ghana High Commission to bring this vision to reality.” he added. “The theme for the Alliance which we are about to launch-‘National partnerships for Community Advancement-National Focus, Local Impact’captures the unity purpose and commitment to progress we all share. The alliance was not established to replace pre-existing provincial or municipal Ghanaian-Canadian Associations but rather to complement them. The structures are mutually reinforcing. The Alliance is now here to coordinate our common interest with broader objective of deepening bilateral relations between Canada and Ghana. The alliance deserves our unequivocal support and buy-in for a new chapter of cooperation.” He stressed the fact that, “In the past, a segment of our compatriots, unfortunately, opted not to identify with any local Ghana unions. However, in some difficult circumstances, the ignored associations were the first point of call for locating family members of the destitute, deceased, missing or those with mental issues. The formation of the Alliance, I believe, will help increase information flow from the communities through elected leaders to the Mission and vice versa.” The High Commissioner-designate spoke about the mission’s plans to launch a new friendly-user website to offer easy access to Ghanaians in Canada to apply for Ghana passports and do official business with Ghana’s consulates in Canada. The High Commissioner-Designate to Canada promised to keep an open-door policy as he takes over as the head of the Ghana Mission in Canada. During the inauguration function, he swore into office the interim leadership of the AGCA with Mr. Emmanuel Duodu as President, Ms Claudette Opoku- Achampong Vice -President, Biskmark Otoo, Financial Secretary, Dr. Adade Quist as Secretary, Dr. Charles Odame Ankrah as the Organizing Secretary, Dr. Anderson Assuah, Executive Member and Mr. Jonathan Mpereh Executive Member The Keynote speaker of the inaugural event was Dr. Martin La-Kumi, a Toronto Dental Surgeon and community leader and also known as Nana Osabarima Sasraku Omanhene of Okuapeman Association of North America

Dr. La-Kumi used the occasion to trace the history of Ghanaians in Canada and their efforts to come together as one formidable union of Ghanaians in Canada from coast to coast. As the keynote speaker, he observed protocols by acknowledging the VIPs, Nananom and fellow Ghanaians and lauded the leadership of the Alliance of Ghanaian-Canadian Associations (AGCA). He said, by consolidating the different Ghanaian culture/regional group into one umbrella association, the Alliance of Ghanaian Canadian Association (AGCA) Ghanaians in Canada are poised to earn a well deserved provincial and Federal recognition and to actively engage with provincial government for productive community development. He further highlighted the important of coast to coast partnership of Ghanaian Canadian and due to our coast to coast distribution across Canada our organized Provincial group were operating in isolation but now the time has come for all these groups to unite behind a common vision and causes in other to advance the socio-economic development of our communities here in Canada and in our Motherland Ghana. He enumerated some points of interest the community is contributing in the Multicultural Canada such as: 1 .Engaging in acquisition of knowledge and skills through education 2. Producing medical and public health specialists and health workers 3. Giving back through constructive services and contributing positively to the socio-economic development in Canada.“Due to our coast to coast distribution across Canada, our organized provincial groups were operating in isolation, but now the time has come for all these groups to unite behind a common vision and causes, in order to advance the socio-economic development of both our communities here in Canada, and ultimately, in Ghana our motherland’’ he added. He also stated that above all we must be good, law abiding, taxpaying citizens, avoiding any deficit law enforcement narratives that can stigmatize our communities. Dr. La kumi stressed the need to be united as he ended his impactful message also by asking what legacy we are leaving our 3rd and 4thgenerations in Canada, He praised the efforts of the various regional Ghanaian Associations in the country for coming together to form the AGCA. He advised the interim leadership to work for the interest of all Ghanaians in Canada. He concluded by calling to a greater unity and effectiveness through the establishment of the new Alliance of Ghanaian Canadians H.E. Ayikoi Otoo, the former Ghana high Commissioner to Canada (2017-20) also sent a very short video supporting AGCA. He was instrumental in the formation of AGAPIC. He said that the formation of the Alliance will assist collaboration and for information flow between the mission and communities across Canada. Canada’s High Commissioner to Ghana, H.E. Kati Csaba, sent a video message wishing AGCA well and promised to support the association’s efforts to seek the welfare of Ghanaians in Canada. She said Canada’s bilateral relationship is more than sixty years old. She added that since officially accredited to Ghana in February she has met numerous Ghanaian activists, professionals, traditional and community leaders and officials many of whom speak fondly about their time visiting, studying working or living in Canada. She added “Having you together on a single platform will no doubt make internal coordination smoother and more harmonized. It will also provide Global affairs Canada with clear point of contact with our outreach to the Ghanaian diaspora.” Nadia Adongo Musah, deputy Director of Diaspora Affairs at the Office of the President brought greetings from President Nana Addo. She said that the Diaspora office was established in 2017 as the President thought of the need to bring the diaspora vision to achieve sustainable transformation, economic development with Africa diaspora as allies. She added that attempts were made in the past to coordinate the affairs of associations across Canada but those efforts could not sustain. The Diaspora Affairs office welcomes and celebrates the formation of AGCA as it will strengthen ties between Ghana and Canada. It is needed to give voice to Ghanaians across Canada. She concluded that the office is ready to support AGCA. MPP Tom Rakocevic Humber River-Black Creek and Councilor Anthony Perruzza Ward 7 were on hand to support the inauguration and present certificates to AGCA after short congratulatory speeches. Mr. Emmanuel Duodu, President of AGCA in his remarks after swearing in of the interim executives asked how we can engage our community in the civic way. He called Ms Marilyn Raphael who is aspiring to be an MPP to be supported to achieve that aim.”As we are here we have to do something for our community. The plan is our commitment to move our community federally”. He continued that we are only measured not by words we say but what we do. We have to be united, by uniting behind causes that will advance our community. Also to leverage best practices across Canada and lastly concluded by saying our resources should be harnessed”. The sponsors of the function included WorldRemit in Toronto which organized an in-person raffle for attendees, Presbyterian Church, A Omega, Plendify. Many other people joined the program virtually. MCs for the program were Ms. Anna Aidoo of Endless Possibilities and, the eloquent Mr. Alex Darko of the Okuapeman Association of Toronto.Vote of thanks was given by Ms. Juliet Opoku.


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PLACES OF WORSHIP DIRECTORY

Ghana Methodist Churches in Canada ( SOCIETIES UNDER THE GHANA METHODIST CONFERENCE) The Superintendents Minister-In-Charge invites

you to worship with us

Toronto Society Place of Worship: 69 Milvan Drive, North York, Ont. (Finch Av./Milvan)

416-743-4555 (Office) 905-216-2323 (Residence) Day and Time of Worship:

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Edmonton Methodist

Sunday: Bible Class Meeting: 10:00 a.m. - 10.30 a.m. Church Service: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Jericho Hour Prayer Meeting 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Wednesday Mid-day Prayer - 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Friday: Bible Teaching/Prayer Meeting 8:00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. Saturday Organizational Meeting: 6.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. Sunday Brampton Prayer Meeting 8:00 p.m.

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Location: 955 Wilson Ave., Unit 12, North York, ON Weekly Service Schedule: Monday 7 pm - 8 pm Online Bible Study: Thursday 7 pm - 8:30 pm, Prayer Meeting Friday 7:30 pm - 9 pm Divine Service, Sundays 10 am - 12:30 pm Contacts: Agnes Donkor - 647-881-4808, Felicia Owusu - 647-533-1093, Grace Kubi - 647-608-5373

In Montreal at: Place of Worship: 6870 Rue de Terreborne, Montreal, Que, H4B 1C5

Day and Time of Worship Sunday Divine Service: 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Friday Prayer Meetings: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Contact: Rev. Joshua C. Doughan - 514-542-0871

Hamilton Society Stoney Creek United Church (Chapel) 1 King Street West, Stoney Creek, Hamilton Contact: 289-244-5914, 289-700-6815, 289-698-1388

Very Reverend Albert K. Appiah, BETHANY METHODIST CHURCH-BRAMPTON PLACE OF WORSHIP1A KNIGHTSBRIGE ROAD (Senior’s Lounge) Sunday Divine Service 2PM-5PM Online Prayer Meeting Fridays at 8PM -9PM 416-800-4317 Code # 9632581 Contact: Robert Frans (289-541-5579) Felix Gyimah (289-931-8443)

SERVICES ARE CONDUCTED FOLLOWING THE TRADITIONAL GHANA METHODIST LITURGY. PLEASE COME AND JOIN US. WE HAVE A PLACE FOR YOU. GOD RICHLY BLESS YOU


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Bringing the Gospel to our Community By Rev. Isaac De-Graft Takyi THE CHRISTIAN AND COVID-19: DICIPLES OF CHRIST ARE LOVERS OF LOST SOULS “Panic not, fear not, worry not, blame not, complain not, condemn not and criticize not, BUT Trust God,and Have Faith” —Isaac De-Graft Takyi

they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. 13 But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, 14 and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”

Disciples are Lovers: Lovers of God, Lovers of the Local Church andLovers of unbelievers, non-believers or souls who are without Christ. Disciples care for the saints, but they go after sinners. Isaac De-Graft Takyi A striking parallel occurs in Plato’s “Phaedrus,” 233. “And, in general, when you make a feast, invite not your friend, but the beggar and the empty soul, for they will love you, and attend you, and come about your doors, and will be the best pleased, and the most grateful, and will invoke blessings on your head.”1 HOW DO LOVERS OF GOD SHOW THEIR LOVE FOR LOST SOULS? 1. BY THEIR WILLINGNESS TO GO: THEY JUST GO TO THEM: LUKE 14:1-6 One Sabbath, when Jesus went to eat in the house of a prominent Pharisee, he was being carefully watched. 2 There in front of him was a man suffering from abnormal swelling of his body. 3 Jesus asked the Pharisees and experts in the law, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath or not?” 4 But they remained silent. So, taking hold of the man, he healed him and sent him on his way. Then he asked them, “If one of you has a child[a] or an ox that falls into a well on the Sabbath day, will you not immediately pull it out?” 6 And they had nothing to say. 5

THEY INVITE WITH A BANQUET When one of those at the table MINDSET with him heard this, he said to Jesus, “Blessed is the one who will • Do not invite only your eat at the feast in the kingdom of friends and families God.” 15

Jesus replied: “A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests. 17 At the time of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’

• Do invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind as well.

“But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said, ‘I have just bought a field, and I must go and see it. Please excuse me.’

• God’s full house is not just with our kind

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2. BY THEIR HUMILITY: THEY ARE JUST HUMBLE WITH THE LOST: LUKE 14:7-11 When he noticed how the guests picked the places of honor at the table, he told them this parable: 8 “When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, for a person more distinguished than you may have been invited. 9 If so, the host who invited both of you will come and say to you, ‘Give this person your seat.’ Then, humiliated, you will have to take the least important place. 10 But when you are invited, take the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he will say to you, ‘Friend, move up to a better place.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all the other guests. 11 For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” 7

• Humbly receive invitations • Humbly stay humble when invited

• Go to their homes and eat with them

• Humbly stay exalted

• Know their felt need

3. BY THEIR WILLINGNESS TO ASK: THEY JUST INVITE THE LOST : LUKE 14:12-24

• Meet the need: Do something about the need

Then Jesus said to his host, “When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, your relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, 12

1 Vincent, M. R. (1887). Word studies in the New Testament (Vol. 1, p. 379). New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons.

“Then the master told his servant, ‘Go out to the roads and country lanes and compel them to come in, so that my house will be full. 24 I tell you, not one of those who were invited will get a taste of my banquet.’” 23

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“Another said, ‘I have just bought five yoke of oxen, and I’m on my way to try them out. Please excuse me.’

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• Do compel from everywhere • God’s will is a Full house

• God’s will is all peoples groups • God’s will is for all to go after all

Why? “Still another said, ‘I just got God has as an eternal reward married, so I can’t come.’ for the faithful. Disciples will be 21 “The servant came back and rewarded at the resurrection of the reported this to his master. Then righteous. Disciples who love the the owner of the house became lost and leads them to Christ will be angry and ordered his servant, ‘Go rewarded at the resurrection of the out quickly into the streets and righteous. alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and Do you Love God? I hope so. If you do, which I do not doubt, then the lame.’ show it by your humility, passion, 22 “‘Sir,’ the servant said, ‘what you compassion and willingness to ordered has been done, but there invite and even compel the lost to is still room.’ Christ. 20


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Disciples Revival Church Healing & Deliverance Centre Rev. Dr. & Rev (Mrs) Charles Mantey Founders/Senior Pastors

416-614-7771 Email: info@disciplesrevivalchurch.org www.disciplesrevivalchurch.org

SUNDAY SERVICE - Morning - 10:00 am Mid-Week Service Wed: Bible Study & Prayer: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Friday: Youth Service 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Friday: Adult Intercessory Prayer - 7:00 - 9:00 pm For deliverance & healing, come to Disciples, a Church that caters to your needs Do visit our website and sign up for the Pastor's monthly newsletter

www.disciplesrevivalchurch.org

30 Gordon Mackay Rd, North York, ON, M9N 2V6


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CHRIST REDEEMER CHURCH

Pastor-in-charge: Pastor Eric Amoah Tel: (416) 748-1242 Cell: (416) 300-9970 Church Services Sunday Service: Bible Study: 10 a.m.-11a.m. Worship Service: 11a.m. - 1p.m. Wednesday: Bible Study 6:30p.m.-7:30p.m. Pastor Eric Amoah Friday Night Prayer: 8p.m.-10p.m. Location: 14 Haas Rd. , #100, Etobicoke, ON, M9W 3A2

EVANGEL ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH 314 Rexdale Blvd. Etobicoke, Ont. M9W 1R6 Tel: 416-242-7950 Fax: 416-242-8573 Church Activities Sunday School: Church Service: Sunday Evening: Pastor in Charge Wednesday Bible Studies: Rev. Milton Offei Friday Prayer Meeting:

Transformation Centre Assembly of God Church, Mississauga Join us on Sundays for Worship at: Venue: 161 Lakeshore Road W, Mississauga, ON Time: 10:30am—1:30pm

I AM ALPHA & OMEGA MINISTRY INT'L We invite you to worship with us Church Service: Sunday Worship: 10.00a.m. - 12.30 p.m. Wednesday Bible Studies: 6.00p.m. - 7.30 p.m. Friday Prayer Meeting: 7.00p.m. - 9.00 p.m.

JESUS Loves You

Contact: Rev. Isaac K. Bonful Tel: 289-814-5482 Email: transformcentreag@yahoo.ca Website: www. transformationcentreag.ca

Invites you all to come worship with us Venue: 95 Eddystone Ave unit 4 North York, ON Time of worship: Sunday:10am - 1pm Wednesday bible studies 7pm - 9pm Friday Prayer / Deliverance 7pm - 9pm

Pastor Joseph Nash Sarfo Founder & Pastor-in-charge

The thief cometh not , but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.11.l am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. Amen. John 10 :10-11

Tel: 416 667-9763 cell 647 500-4415 / 647 718-4819 / 416 300-4258 Email:pastorjsarfo@gmail.com I encourage you to join us in worship regardless of your situation the power of God is available to make you whole

Bishop John Mensah

NEW LOCATION 100 Penn Drive, Unit #6, North York, Ont.

Tel: 416-419-6671

Be transformed by the renewing of your mind… “Rom.12:2a

Good Shepherd Prayer Ministry

10a.m. -11:00a.m. 11a.m. - 1:30p.m. 7p.m. - 8:30p.m. 7p.m. - 8:30p.m. 7p.m. - 9:00p.m.

Bethel Prayer Ministry Int'l Do you desire to experience the power and the presence of God demonstrated in your life? Do you want to experience the marvelous work of God's grace in your life? Then, Bethel Prayer Ministry International would like to invite you to visit their church where the word of God is preached powerfully to release the power of God in your life. Pastor Dennis Awuku COME AND YOU WILL BE BLESSED Senior Pastor

Contact:

Cell. 416-400-8211 Church 416-642-0390 Worship Hours: Sunday Service: 9am - 1pm Tuesday 9am - 2 pm Consultation Wednesday: 7pm - 9p.m. Friday: 9pm - 12 pm Saturday (Prayer Warriors) 6pm - 8pm Location: 52 Carrier Drive, Unit 12, (Albion/Hwy 27)

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THE APOSTLES'

The Apostolic Church Int'l.

CONTINUATION CHURCH INTERNATIONAL (CANADA)

The Apostolic Church International (Toronto Assembly) is a Branch of The Apostolic Church in Ghana

North American Headquarters: 10 Belfield Road Toronto, Ont., M9W 1G1 Tel: 416-247-6629 Fax: 416-247-5308

Apostle Nii Aryee (Area Supt. Canada-Wide)

Meeting Schedule Sunday (Worship) Wednesday Teaching Service Friday Prayers Friday: Monthly All Night Service Saturday : Movements -

- - - -

10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Field Superintendent contact: 416-454-6141 (cell) 905-913-2037 (Res)

168 Rexdale Blvd., Etobicoke, Ontario, M9W 1P6 Church Office 416-740-1979 Field Secretary: Pastor Cyril Williams - 416-875-9616

Immanuel Assembly of God Church, Scarborough

Rev. Douglas O. Ansah Pastor-in-charge

Sunday School: 9:30am -10:30am Church Service: 10:30am - 12 noon

LOCATION Don Montgomery Community Centre 2467 Eglinton Ave. E. Scarborough, Ont., (Kennedy/Eglinton Subway Station) For more info contact:

647-880-4216

Email: immanuelscarborough@gmail.com Website: immanuelaog.ca.

Rhema Power of Grace Chapel Int'l

Invites all Christians, Non-Christians and members of the community to join us worship the Great Jehovah

NEW Place of Worship:

135 Oakdale Rd, North York, ON Days And Time of Worship Sunday Divine Worship Twi Service - 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Multicultural Service - 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesday - Midweek Service Friday - All Night Service

Rev. Bishop Joe Bonnah Founder &Pastor-in-charge

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8p.m. - 10p.m. 10p.m. - 1a.m.

Contact Lines: 416-321-2796 (Pastor's Res) 416-747-9225 (Church) Cell: 647-921-2414

Apostle Charles Anokye-Manu

Website: www.apostlescontinuation.org

SERVICE TIMES:

Worship Service Bible Studies Service All Night Service Deliverance

- Sunday 10:30 a.m. Wednesday 9:00 p.m. - Friday 9:30 p.m. - Saturday 4:00 p.m.

Worship With Us At These Branches In Canada

Toronto

10 Belfield Road Tel: 416-247-6629 Scarborough Assembly 63 Howden Rd., Unit 'F' Scarborough, ON, M1R 3C7 Tel 647-850- 0142 Fax 416-945- 9445

Montreal Assembly 378 Cremazie East Montreal, Quebec, H2P 1E5 Tel: 514-271-9083 Pastor-In-Charge: John Arhin

Contact: Res: 450-687-4916 Cell: 514-654-6178

Church of Christ Ghanaian Congregation Greater Toronto Area Matthew 16:18

Sunday Service: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Contact Information Adu Kwasi 647-745-8074 Brother Acheampong 416-671-4268 Sam - Ghana House 647-867-2020 Brother Agyenim Boateng 647-656-9905 Brother Ato Essel 416-728-8574 Brother Samuel Asamoah 647-867-0945 Nana Samuel Owusu Boakye 647-892-9251

New Church Address 8500 Tobram Rd. Unit 46, Brampton (Tobram/Steeles)

All Are Invited


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Eight Prophets Drown While Competing To Retrieve “Holy Stick” From River

Lighthouse Assembly of God Church THEME FOR YEAR 2020:

“PRAYER AND THE WORD” Acts 6:4 SUNDAY SERVICES: 10:00 am-1:30 pm Ghanaian Service Pastor-in-charge:

WEEKDAY SERVICES: Rev. Boniface Keelson Wednesday - Bible Studies 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Friday - Holy Ghost Service 7:00 pm -9:00 pm LOCATION:

42 Steinway Blvd. Unit 1&2 (Hwy 27/Steeles) Toronto, Ontario, M9W 6Y6

Tel: 416-740-1200 Fax: 416-740-6435 Email:

lighthouseagtoronto.org

lighthouseag@outlook.com

Eight self-proclaimed prophets have a ritual to select a baptist. drowned during a ceremony in a river in Rushinga, Mashonaland The provincial development Central Province, Zimbabwe. coordinator for Mashonaland Central Province, Timothy The prophets from the Maregere, who confirmed the Vadzidzi vaJeso Apostolic incident, said that their bodies sect drowned on Saturday, had since been retrieved. October 30, at Mazowe River. “The group consisted of The incident took place at around 10 ‘prophets’ and only two 2pm at the Hungumwe River survived,” Maregere said. which lies at the confluence of Mazowe Tsvinje River when the Mashonaland Central deputy prophets fell into a trance during police spokesperson Assistant their annual Passover ceremony Inspector Naison Dhliwayo, on and stampeded into the river, Sunday, named the now deceased resulting in their drowning. as Nickson Singano (29), Peter Marera (31), Tendai Marera (28), According to local media, the Alexeio Makombe (26), Tichawana prophets were competing to Katiyo (32), Isaac Dokora (21), retrieve a “holy stick” in the Lanciot Dokora (34) and Chriswell deep waters of the river during Kunyengerera.

Glory Pentecostal Ministry of Toronto Pastor-in-charge: Rev. Rockson Owusu Atwima - 416-708-7742

Invites all Christians and Non-Christians to join us to worship the Almighty God WORSHIP SCHEDULE Sunday Regular Service 11:00 am to 1:30 pm Tuesday Prayer and Healing Service 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Friday Prayer Night 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm

PLACE OF WORSHIP 230 Eddystone Ave., #207, North York, Ont. M3N 1H7 We are more tan our conquerors Romans 8:37

"Come and see the manifestation and the power of the Holy Spirit at work"

Praise Temple of Christ International Snr. Pastor: Apostle Osei-Bonsu 336 Gary Ray Drive @ Signet Worship Schedule Sunday Worship - 10 am - 12:30 pm Wednesday - Bible Study - 7 pm - 9 pm Friday - Prayer Meeting - 8 pm - 10 pm Second and last Friday of each month All Night Prayer Meeting 10 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Apostle Osei Bonsu

Pastor Appiah Jacob

For information call: 905-840-7387, 647-208-1093 416-209-9136, 647-710-2573

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Ontario minimum wage will increase to $15 per hour in January cont’d from pg. 7 20 months. Things were a lot different back in 2018,” Ford explained. The premier was also asked if the pay increase would have been introduced today without a pandemic, to which Ford pointed to a 2018 tax credit he passed that he said would benefit 1.1-million people across the province, while giving low-income and minimum wage employees up to $850 a year in tax relief. However, Ontario’s Financial Accountability Officer Peter Weltman would later criticize the measure, saying it would provide “fewer benefits” for minimum wage employees than an actual increase in their hourly wages. Jerry Dias, president of Unifor National, was in attendance at Tuesday’s announcement alongside a number of other union leaders. He said that while the wage increase will be welcome news to the more than 760,000 minimum-wage workers in Ontario, the hike still leaves more to be desired. “I think we have to have a living wage. In order to get to a $22 living wage in Toronto, you are going to have to go through $15,” Dias said, speaking to reporters. “A living wage in London, Ont. is about $16.20. So do I think $15 is wonderful? The answer is ‘no.’ But do I think it is a good start? The answer is ‘yes’ as we continue to push and fight for a living wage.” According to a new report published by the Ontario Living Wage Network, people who live in Toronto need to make a minimum of $22.08 per hour to afford the basic cost of living. That living wage does not include paying off debt, homeownership, saving for your children’s future or any type of emergency fund.

Increase ‘just isn’t going to cut it’: Horwath NDP Leader Andrea Horwath slammed the announcement saying that the increase should be closer to $17 to $17.50 an hour to make up for the “$5,300 that Doug Ford stole” from minimum wage workers when he cancelled the hike that was scheduled for 2019. “At this point, the $15 minimum wage increase—that they should have had

Several countries pledge to phase out heavily polluting coal — but U.S and China aren’t among them

back in 2019—just isn’t going to cut it,” Horwath said following Question Period.

cont’d from pg. 20

Horwath went on to say that she is “sick and tired” of watching the Liberals and Conservatives using minimum wage workers as “political pawns” in the months leading up to an election.

But that vision is obscured in smoke, critics say, because several major economies still have not set a date for ending their dependence on the fuel, including the United States, China, India and Japan.

scientists at Global Carbon Project, which tracks annual carbon pollution. The world spewed 14.7 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide from coal burning, 5.7 per cent more than last year, the analysis said.

“It is disgusting, it is cruel, and it continues to happen. It is a shameful tactic and I’m sick of it and I’m sure working people are sick of it too,” she said.

Outside the venue where negotiators were meeting Thursday, protestors clad as animated characters blasted Japan’s continued coal use.

That was mostly spurred by a dramatic increase in pollution from coal burning in China, which hit a new peak of coal emissions this year of 7.6 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide, more than half the globe’s coal emissions, the report said.

Despite the criticism, it’s worth noting that a petition to support a $15 an hour minimum wage in the province is currently being hosted on the Ontario NDP website. Business groups bash timing of pay increase announcement Both the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) and Ontario Chamber of Commerce took issue with the government’s announcement, saying that many businesses across Ontario are still struggling to operate amid the COVID-19 pandemic and that the pay bump would add to their overhead costs. “Many businesses are still grappling with the ongoing impacts of the pandemic, including cashflow constraints and the increased cost of doing business; this is no time to add to their costs,” Ontario Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Rocco Rossi said in a statement. The CFIB went a step further, saying that the wage increase comes at “the worst possible time for small businesses.” “Today, only 37 per cent of Ontario’s small businesses are at normal revenues. Many are operating at a loss every single day they are open. The average COVID-19-related debt is a whopping $190,000, and small business owners report it will take two-plus years to get out of that hole,” a statement read.

What nations have promised varies. Some have pledged to quit coal completely at some future time, while others say they’ll stop building new plants, and even more, including China, are talking about just stopping financing of new coal plants abroad. The British government said pledges of new or earlier deadlines for ending coal use came from countries including Poland, Ukraine, Vietnam and Chile. Further details about which countries were doing what were to be announced later in the day. Canada to stop financing fossil fuel projects abroad Meanwhile, the United States, Canada, Denmark and several other nations signed a pledge to “prioritize” funding clean energy over fossil fuel projects abroad. While not completely ruling out financial support for coal-fired power plants, the countries said they would refrain from any “new direct public support” for coal except in limited circumstances. That move was seen as a significant step by environmental campaigners, who said that it could push international lenders to stop providing loans for new fossil fuel projects.

Denmark announced a $15.6 million US contribution for the coal phase-out, including money for efforts to purchase Both groups asked the government to and decommission coal power plants reconsider the timing of the decision and invest in new energy sources. while also asking to be included in conversations related to wage increases going forward for the benefit of small The growing debate over the return business owners and their employees. of open-pit coal mining to parts of the Rocky Mountain foothills has turned the region into a political battleground CTV News with people weighing the potential economic benefit against the cost to the environment and impact on local ranchers. 6:18 U.K. Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng called the agreements a “milestone moment in our global efforts to tackle climate change.” But the opposition Labour Party’s business spokesman, Ed Miliband, said there were “glaring gaps,” such as the lack of commitment from large emitters to stop increasing coal domestically.

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Miliband also noted that there were no new commitments on phasing out of oil and gas, the other major fossil fuels. Still, experts said the announcement and others made so far at the summit showed the growing momentum to ditch coal. “Today’s commitments will help to shift whole continents on their journey to phase out coal,” said Dave Jones of the energy think-tank Ember. Poland is the second-biggest user of coal in Europe after Germany, which is set to phase it out as early as 2030. While the Polish government had previously agreed to end coal use by 2049, the new pledge would bring this deadline forward by at least a decade. “Finally the Polish government has accepted what is a no-brainer: The time of coal has ended,” said Joanna Flisowska, a climate expert with Greenpeace Poland, while noting that this was “only the first step.” Ukraine, the third-biggest coal consumer in Europe, is also bringing forward its coal deadline, from 2050 to 2035. “The progress on coal being shown at COP26 demonstrates that the conditions are ripe for a global coal exit,” said Leo Roberts, a senior researcher at the environmental think tank E3G. “We now need to see the incoming massive scale-up in clean energy finance made available quickly to ensure all countries can confidently move from coal to clean.” But some environmental activists said the commitments didn’t go far enough. “Emissions from oil and gas already far outstrip coal and are booming, while coal is already entering a terminal decline,” said Murray Worthy of the campaign group Global Witness. “This is a small step forwards when what was needed was a giant leap.”

Coal emissions spiked in 2021 And despite the talk, coal emissions increased dramatically in 2021, not just from pandemic-struck 2020 levels, but above pre-pandemic 2019 levels, according to a new analysis by

The agreements on coal are not part of the formal negotiations at the UN talks in Glasgow. But British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, whose country is hosting the conference, had said he wanted to see deals on coal, cars, trees and cash. The Associated Press


Ask The Doctor

Lifestyle

By: David Yaw Twum-Barima, MD, MSc, FRCPC

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This column is devoted to answering your questions on health and discusions of diseases which are common among the African Canadians.

Headaches: Self-care measures for headache relief Frequent headaches can interfere with your daily life. But healthy lifestyle choices can help you head off the pain. Start with the basics, including diet, exercise and relaxation. Nearly everyone experiences occasional tension headaches. But frequent tension headaches can interfere with your daily life. Aside from over-the-counter or prescription medication, do you wonder what else you can do to stop the pain? The answer may be as simple as taking good care of yourself. Make healthy lifestyle choices The same lifestyle choices that promote good health may reduce the frequency and severity of your tension headaches. Consider the basics: • Eat healthy foods. Don’t skip meals — especially breakfast. •

Exercise

regularly.

During

within 15 minutes, get up. Read or do another quiet activity until you become drowsy. Keep in mind that medications that contain caffeine or other stimulants, including some headache medications, may interfere with sleep.

your to-do list every day — both at work and at home. Delegate what you can, and break large projects into manageable chunks.

• Take a break. If you feel overwhelmed, a few slow stretches or a quick walk may renew your • Avoid excess caffeine. Sometimes energy for the task at hand. caffeine helps curb headaches. In fact, many headache medications • Adjust your attitude. Stay positive. contain caffeine. But heavy daily If you find yourself thinking, “This caffeine use — more than 600 can’t be done,” switch gears. Think milligrams of caffeine a day, or instead, “This will be tough. But I can make it work.” physical activity, your body releases about four to seven cups of coffee — certain chemicals that block pain can cause headaches and irritability. • Let go. Don’t worry about things you can’t control. signals to your brain. If your doctor Keep stress under control agrees, choose any exercise you enjoy. Walking, swimming and Stress and tension headaches often Ease muscle tension cycling are often good choices. go hand in hand. To reduce stress, Muscle tension can trigger tension But it’s important to start slowly. try these simple tips: headaches. If you’re feeling tense, Exercising too vigorously can • Simplify your life. Rather than apply heat or ice to soothe sore neck trigger some types of headaches. looking for ways to squeeze more and shoulder muscles. Use a heating • Get enough sleep. Wake up and activities or chores into the day, find pad set on low, a hot-water bottle, a warm compress or a hot towel. A go to bed at the same time every day a way to leave some things out. hot bath or shower may help, too. — even on weekends. Relax before you go to bed. If you don’t fall asleep • Manage your time wisely. Update If you’d rather use ice, wrap the ice pack in a cloth to protect your skin.


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Around the World Sports Scene 2021 AFCON: CAF to use VAR from group stages to final VAR will be used at the 2021 AFCON The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) will employ the use of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) from the start to the finish of the TotalEnergies 2021 Africa Cup of National (AFCON) tournament. After the long delay of the tournament due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Africa is a couple of months away from converging in Cameroon for the biennial tournament. Ahead of what will be an exciting continental gathering, there were earlier reports that VAR will not be used at the AFCON unless the tournament enters the knockout stage. Latest information from sources has confirmed that CAF has informed all the participating teams at the 2021 African Cup of Nations that the VAR will be used all throughout the tournament in Cameroon. Teams are hence to take note as they prepare for the tournament scheduled to commence in January 2022. ghanasoccernet.com

Ghana striker DanielKofi Kyereh 3rd on the list of best dribblers in Bundesliga II

with Jonathan Baah Annobil

Ghana captain Andre Ayew equals father Abedi Pele’s goals for Al Sadd Ghana captain Andre Ayew has equaled his father Abedi Pele’s goalscoring record for Qatari giants Al Sadd. It has taken Ayew just three months to score the same number of goals as his father who spent one year at Al Sadd during his illustrious career. The three-time African best moved to Al Sadd in 1982 and when he was leaving in 1983, he had scored seven goals. But his son, the former Swansea City and West Ham has equaled the number after just eight games in the top-flight.

Ayew who is in stunning form has scored seven goals. After drawing a blank in his first game, Ayew has scored in seven straight games and is a strong candidate for the golden boot award. He is expected to surpass his father soon and score more for the club. With the inclusion of Ayew, Al Sadd are more formidable side and can successfully defend their league while excelling in Asian Champions League. Ghanasoccernet

Ghana captain Andre Ayew

Robert Quaye stops Nathaniel Nukpe to claim national featherweight title Robert Quaye aka “The Stopper” needed only one round to finish Nathaniel Nukpe in the main of the “Danger Zone” boxing event which took place last Saturday evening at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel in Accra. The unbeaten Quaye won the UBO super lightweight title and said it will inspire him to go for the bigger belts in the days ahead. Quaye started the fight in an aggressive mood by attacking his opponent with wild punches and sent him to the canvas getting to the last ten seconds. The bombardment was enough for Nukpe to call it quits.

Ghana striker Daniel-Kofi Kyereh has been ranked as the third-best dribbler in German Bundesliga II as he continues to impress this season. With a rating of 4.78, Kyereh is behind only two players in the list compiled by InStat. According to the sports performance analysis company, Kyereh has a dribbling success percentage of 64.9% and 13:35 min/dribble having attempted at least 40 dribbles. The 25-year-old has achieved it in 12 matches. Kyereh, who debuted for the Black Stars in September, has made the most of his dribbling by contributing 10 goals. He has scored three and assisted seven goals. The German-born is likely to be included in Ghana’s squad for the final two games in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers this month. Ghanasoccernet

Robert Quaye stopped Nathaniel Nukpe to reclaim featherweight title

All three judges; Michael Neequaye, Ashong, and Shadrack Nukpe told XYZ Broadcasting Media team in a Clement Acquaye scored for Dorgbetor. post-match interview that he was referred and introduced to the crowd as a Togolese instead of being Ghanaian, by the ring announcer, so “This is a big win for me and I’m glad to have won he decided to quit the bout because he feared these great titles,” Dorgbetor said after the fight. he could be charged for impersonation when the Republic of Toge get to know. Defeated Tetteh called for a rematch, but Dorgbetor said he has to move to face bigger challenges. His decision not to continue on surprised the Ace Power

audience, Promotions

especially officials. Tanzania’s Loren Japhet (11-5-2, 3 KOs) got a second-round knockout win over Isaac Amankwah, General Manager of ACE Nigerian Sherif Kareem (9-4, 7 KOs) in Power Promotions, described the incident their super bantamweight contest, while as mistaken identity and unfortunate. Raphael King stopped Emmanuel Allotey in round five of a welterweight contest. Quaye night Nukpe

bettered his record on the to 20-0, (17 KOs), while Victor Kuwornu also won with an eighthdropped to 13-8-1 (13 KOs). round technical knockout win over Armah Quaye, while light heavyweight Ahmed Featherweight boxers, Holy Dorgbetor (8-0, Abdula defeated James Owoo in round two. 5 KOs) and Success Tetteh (10-3, 8 KOs) put up a great performance which took the shine from the headline bout earned Dorgbetor a 12-round unanimous decision to win the national featherweight and UBO titles.

Emmanuel Quartey aka “Akufo-Addo” beat Billy Quaye in round two in their super featherweight fight. Source: myxyzonline.com


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Beni Boo Styles WELL MADE - WELL PRICED Fashion plays an important role in society, the global economy and in individual expression. It influences how we position ourselves in the world and how we perceive others. Africa is the world’s largest continent with 54 countries, so fashion trends are varied and differ from coast to coast as well as with each designer and brand. But there are countless universal trends used in African fashion that are admired around the world and African fashion or fashion in general not only for women but men are just trendy and stylish as it comes these days so fashion houses pay attention and design clothes men can look good and feel good in from kaftans to dashiki to African suits . Here are some hand crafted designs from Beni Boo Styles well made - well priced

Manager, Beni Boo Styles 1-416-732-0902 Beniboostyles@yahoo.coo www.Beniboo.com Sewing Studio on St. Clair W.


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FOOD AND RECIPES Compiled by Nana Ama, Toronto, ON

Coated Groundnuts

Apapransa

Ingredients

Ingredients

200g groundnuts 100g flour 50g sugar 1/2 teaspoonful baking powder 1 pinch of salt 1medium egg 125ml diluted milk Oil for deep frying

Method 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Par-boil the groundnuts, peel and dry Prepare batter, leave to set Put the groundnuts into the batter Pass them through the flour Deep fry in hot oil Serve as snack

Ofam Ingredients

2 margarine tins roasted corn flour 6 medium sized smoked herrings 750ml palm nut liquid 1 small piece of salted fish (optional) 1/2 teaspoonful ground pepper 6 Onions (medium size) 2 Large tomatoes 1/2 margarine tin beans Salt to taste 500ml water

Method 1. Boil beans till soft 2. Wash and break fish into pieces and add cut onions and little water to simmer 3. Add palm nut liquid, tomatoes, pepper, beans and salt 4. Skim off oil 5. Add roasted corn flour to soup and stir well with a stirrer to prevent lumps 6. Mould and pile up smoothly in a bowl and garnish with the palm oil skimmed and crab. Serve hot

4 over ripe plantain 100 palm oil 1 medium size onion 200g ground corn or corn dough/rice flour Pepper and salt to taste Ground ginger

Fried Rice

Method

Ingredients

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

400g rice 100g green beans 2 teaspoon soy sauce 2 medium size carrots Salt to taste 2 tablespoon cooking oil 2 eggs 2 green pepper 1/2 teaspoonful Adobo 2 spring onions 1 shrimp cube

Peel and pound or mash the plantain until free from lumps Mix it with ground corn, or rice flour, pepper, ginger, onion and salt Add the palm oil Put into tins greased with palm oil Bake in a hot oven for about 39 minutes

Savory Rice Ingredients 200g rice 1 teaspoonful puree 1/2 teaspoonful cayenne pepper 500ml white stock 50g onion 250ml cooking oil

Method 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Cook the onion in the oil Add the puree and cayenne and cook for some few minutes Add the rice, braise, then add the stock and leave to simmer Cover the rice and leave to cook Garnish with green pepper and serve

Method 1. Cook rice and dry it 2. Wash and peel vegetables, cut carrots, green pepper and beans into cubes 3. Separate the white and green parts of the onions and cut into small rounds 4. Heat oil and add white spring onions, stir for 30 to 40 seconds 5. Beat the egg and salt and pur into the pan and cook for some few minutes unti it sets, stirring all the time. Add other vegetables 6. Add rice and stir 7. Mix in the soy sauce and season to taste 8. Add the green spring onion and serve


56 The Ghanaian News October 2021

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