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Togbi Nyaho Tamakloe VI is the new stool name for Ezekiel Keli Tamakloe, a former Edmonton Police Commissioner and a Chief Administrative Officer Consultant in Canada and President of Ghana Friendship Association of Edmonton. He has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Sociology major with a Diploma in Education. Togbi has over 25 years advisory and executive experience in local governance and business management. He is the Vice Chair and Founding Member of the Coalition for Canadian Police Reform (CCPR). Prime Minister Justin Trudeau It’s a reversal of fortunes for Trudeau. He launched this campaign with a sizeable lead in the polls — only to see his support crater days later as many voters cont’d on pg. 39
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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: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org $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 email@example.com 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”. 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 mid-teenage 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 beenhappening 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!!
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Dubai eyes Ghana as next investment frontier Ghana is fast emerging as a preferred market for Dubai-based companies that are looking to expand their presence into Africa and tap into new investment opportunities. A number of factors have been fueling this trend, such as ongoing efforts by the Ghanaian government to open up various sectors of the economy to foreign investors and diversify the country’s trade relationships. On the other hand, companies in Dubai have capitalised on the trade potential that Ghana offers. Dubai’s non-oil trade with Ghana in 2020 despite the pandemic reached $2.1 billion which is the highest since 2014, registering a 77.3% growth compared to 2018.
The evolving Dubai-Ghana trade relationship will be front and centre at the Global Business Forum Africa (GBF Africa), the first major business forum taking place at Expo 2020 Dubai. The mega event is the first-ever World Expo to be hosted in the Middle East, Africa, and South Africa (MEASA) region. Ghana is a market of strategic importance to Dubai and a gateway for UAE companies to access promising markets across West Africa. Last year, the country ranked sixth on Dubai’s list of African trading partners, with nonoil trade between the two exceeding USD2.1 billion. In the first five months of this year, Ghana ranked second in the West Africa region for Dubai Chamber members exports and re-exports,
One of the major factors which have enabled Dubai to build itself into a global business hub is its outward and inclusive approach to expanding its trade relationships and attracting companies, investors and specialized talent from around the world.
enabling easy access to markets across the GCC, Middle East, Africa and Asia.
It was recently announced that a new “green visa” will soon be introduced to expand the self-residency status (in other words employer sponsorship is not required) to In recent years, several initiatives and investors, entrepreneurs, highly skilled incentives have been rolled out to boost individuals, top students and graduates. Dubai’s value proposition to businesses and investors and enhance the Recently, a new foreign trade strategy emirate’s economic competitiveness. was announced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Competitive advantages offered Maktoum, Vice President and Prime include 100% foreign ownership, 10- Minister of the UAE and Ruler year and 5 years “golden” residency of Dubai, to raise the value of the visas, virtual working visas, world- emirate’s trade to AED 2 trillion ($544 class infrastructure, excellent logistics cont’d on pg. 14 facilities, strategic geographic position
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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Annamie Paul resigns as Green Party leader Annamie Paul is resigning. The embattled Green Party leader announced Monday that she’s started the process of withdrawing from the role, calling her less than a year at the helm of the party “the worst period” in her life.
that process was set to begin Oct. 26 and end on Nov. 25, according to the Green Party. Now, the Greens will likely be looking to name a new interim leader before launching their second leadership race since the 2019 federal election.
The Green Party will be sending two MPs to Ottawa for the 44th Parliament: Longtime Saanich-Gulf Islands, B.C. MP and former leader Elizabeth May and rookie Mike Morrice representing Kitchener Centre, Ont.
Paul’s decision to step down comes on the heels of the party initiating a review of her leadership given the results of last Monday’s federal election.
“There is a struggle that is going on for the soul of the party,” Paul said to Green Party members as they head into this new chapter. And to her detractors? Paul said that while they may take “small comfort” in seeing her go: “You will not succeed in the end, and I will look to those other people to take up the baton and to move the party in the direction that I still believe that it can go in.”
Incumbent Green MP Paul Manly lost in a tight race in Nanaimo-Ladysmith, B.C., despite Victoria being one of the few regions Paul visited in the final days of the campaign.
Annamie Paul Paul said that when the review of her leadership launched this past weekend, she asked herself whether she had it Moreover, the Greens saw a significant in her to continue in the job knowing drop in their share of the popular vote, after only managing to put a Green she’d be facing an uphill battle. candidate on the ballot in 252 of the “I just don’t have the heart for it,” 338 ridings. she said. “I just will not spend any more time focused on political games It was the fewest number of candidates as opposed to public policy, which is the party had run in a federal election what I entered politics for in the first since 2000. The party placed sixth place, particularly at a time when it is in overall percentage of the vote, dropping to 2.3 per cent from the 6.5 so needed.” per cent secured in 2019. In 2021 just Paul did not take any questions 398,775 Canadians voted Green, in from reporters after making the contrast to the 1,189,631 votes secured in 2019. announcement. In the 2021 federal vote, Paul failed Party bylaws stipulate that because to win a seat, or grow the Greens’ seat Paul did not become prime minister, she would have to face a leadership count in the House of Commons. review within six months. Voting in
GREENS HOLD 2 SEATS IN HOUSE After spending the majority of the federal election campaigning in her home riding of Toronto Centre, Paul placed a distant fourth. It was her third time running, and losing, in that riding. In an interview with CTV National News ahead of the federal vote, Paul defended her choice to run in what historically has been a Liberal stronghold, saying that there wasn’t another so-called safe Green seat waiting for her.
“The last campaign was a major setback for the Green Party and its brand. At a time when there are wildfires in British Columbia, and people worried about the environment, the fact that the Green Party came lower than the People’s Party of Canada—which is a protest party—should be a big wake up call for the greens,” said Founder of Nanos Research Nik Nanos. Former interim party leader Jo-Ann Roberts says the party has struggled for some time to transition to “the next level of politics” and that Paul’s resignation will be a moment of reflection. “We have to learn from this, we have to start repairing and rebuilding this party,” she told CTV News Channel’s Power Play. “I think we will thank, years from now, Annamie Paul for the work she did on the Green Party, we’ll be a better party because of what we learned from her.” A TUMULTUOUS TENURE On Monday, Paul said she has no regrets, but she knew going into the campaign that it was going to be “very hard” to convince Canadians to vote Green given she did not have adequate funding or staff, and was under “the threat of a court process,” from her party. A leadership review nearly took place in June, as part of a bout of intra-party politicking that also included an attempt to strip Paul of her Green membership. The rift between Paul and some outgoing Green Party governing body officials included concerns over the Greens’ financial standing, and the handling of the defection of former Green MP Jenica Atwin to the Liberals over a difference of position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Paul fought ardently against claims made about her leadership style, suggesting they were based in racism and sexism. This all saw Paul under intense scrutiny in the months leading up to the election and left her on shaky ground heading into the vote, which prompted some candidates to ask that she not come campaign in their ridings. When she became leader in October 2020, Paul made history as the first Jewish woman and first Black woman to be elected leader of a major political party in Canada. Her pitch to voters in the 2021 vote was to “be daring.” “When I was elected and put in this role, I was breaking a glass ceiling. What I didn’t realize at the cont’d on pg. 11
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FOCUS Truth behind Canada’s National Day of Reconciliation: Residential Schools were prisons-Children never returned home. By Joe Kingsley Eyiah, OCT, Brookview Middle School, Toronto-Canada with such unfortunate treatment of indigenous people in the country. A letter addressed to schools in the board by the Urban Indigenous Education Centre and the Elders Council read in part:
Human rights are the foundation for freedom, justice and peace in the world. Education is not a privilege. It is a human right. Schools are not to be used as prisons! September 30, 2021 was marked in Canada as the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honours the lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process. The day has been chosen to remember the atrocities which were associated with residential schools established in the 1900s for the Indigenous children in Canada and to heal the wounds such atrocities have caused the nation. The truth is that many indigenous children taken from their homes to such schools never returned home forever! This truth became a breaking news in Canada and the whole world this year. My grade 8 students in the virtual classroom expressed their disgust at the breaking news! “Is this also part of our history?” They questioned. Yes. It is! “Their stories have become our
“The tragic events that have unfolded in BC, are ugly part of Canadian history. As educators we need to discuss this with our students and develop their understanding of the Residential School System, their purpose, and the negative impact that it has had on the Indigenous community today.” history. Very diabolical, apologetic and shameful!” The discovery in May of the remains of 215 Indigenous children - students of Canada’s largest residential school prompted national outrage and calls for further searches of unmarked graves. Later two more unmarked gravesites were in BC and Saskatchewan found, providing previews of investigations by Canada’s First Nations into the deaths of residential school students. The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) before the summer break urged educators to discuss the tragic events in Canada’s history in the classroom and to help students to come to grips
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have had negative opinion about the Indigenous people of our land. And this has persisted into modern times. The United Kingdom is facing growing calls to re-examine the troubling legacy of its colonial history in Canada after the discovery of more than 1,000 unmarked graves at former residential schools for Indigenous children. At least 150,000 Indigenous children were forced to attend such church-run schools as part of the campaign to strip them of their cultural identity, and amid anger over the Catholic church’s role in operating the institutions, churches across the country have been set on fire. Why should some school children suffer inhuman treatment because of their cultural identity? Indigenous peoples around the world are disrespected by other people, I will call immigrants who claim to bring ‘their civilization’ to the land of the Indigenous people. The residential schools established in Canada during the 1920s forced Indigenous children out of their homes and most of those children never came back to their homes!
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Finding solution to a dilemma: This ‘media nonsense’ must stop
Annamie Paul resigns as Green Party leader cont’d from pg. 9
By Edmund Agbeko, Toronto, ON
What does a media/broadcasting regulator do about the desecration of our media space by some untrained presenters parading as journalists, who are sending the profession back to antiquity? This new style of broadcast journalism in Ghana where “anything “ can be said by presenters, needs effective regulation because no media freedom in any part of the world is absolute.
The moment the government is blackmailed into a position where state laws cannot be enforced for political expediency, the essence of governance becomes insignificant; a Broadcast journalists and our new view fellow journalist Ato Conduah “presenters” urgently need content holds. regulation, also called journalistic accountability. Spewing thrash This state of continuous paralysis against people in society has not of our state laws, in responding and will never become acceptable to blatant criminal acts, creates practice of modern journalism. a catharsis which emboldens some media presenters to act with Is the media commission still impunity. monitoring broadcasting standards in Ghana? This then conditions some citizens for an imaginary “revolution” over Corruption in Ghana has introduced simple, solvable problems. a new understanding of freedom of expression, media freedom and Are citizens not tolerating too much democratic accountability. media nonsense because leaders
time is that I was breaking a glass ceiling that was going to fall on my head and leave a lot of shards of glass that I was going to have to crawl over,” Paul said Monday.
“Somebody that puts their name on a ballot, who decides they want to step up and serve our country in its democracy should not be treated that way.”
“When I arrived at that debate stage [the English-language 2021 leaders’ debate] I had crawled over that glass, I was spitting up blood, but I was determined to be there. I was determined to be there so that the next time someone like me thinks of running and wonders whether it’s possible to be on that stage, they will know that it is possible to do that.”
Earlier in the day, Kayne Alleyne-Adams, the debate preparation coordinator for Paul and her former policy director, told CTV News Channel he joined the party because he was inspired by Paul, but “what I’ve seen is appalling, and what I’ve seen is not something that I want to be a part of upholding. So unless serious changes are made today, personally speaking, I think I’ll be resigning my membership.”
Paul’s executive assistant Victoria Galea, who also ran as a candidate during the election, said the premise that the party undermined Paul’s campaign is “almost an understatement.” “The party did not want to provide us with money in order to siphon our success. There’s absolutely no reason for them to lay off half of our staff leading into an election including the entire leader’s office,” she said on CTV’s Power Play. “It was not a money inflow issue it was money mismanagement issue.” Galea said while the conflict with Atwin acted as a “catalyst” for the ensuing issues, Monday’s outcome was inevitable. “I absolutely think we still would have ended up here. All roads led to this path, when you’re not supported in your own party even though you were democratically elected to be the leader,” she said.
fear being perceived intolerant? Journalism is also being given a We need to enforce our media and Asked whether she believes there are new meaning, and our institutions criminal laws to cure this festering racist members within the Green Party and whether racism was used against Paul seem hopeless in providing any canker. during her tenure, Galea said “yes, I think cure to this festering malaise! When absolutely that occurred.” a media presenter is opaquely Why are state institutions watching preaching and clamoring for a sheepishly as psychological Former Liberal Celina Caesar-Chavannes, coup d’etat, it is important for our manipulation of citizens by sections who has been vocal about the racism she institutions of state to invite and of the media creates tensions across experienced while serving in Parliament, remind such presenters about what the country? When did our media responded to Paul’s announcement. constitutes treason. stations and presenters become the Our governance system is gradually losing its effectiveness because institutions of state are willfully refusing to respond to infractions within the bastardized media space, and thus neutralizing our democracy.
news? State institutions must perform their fiduciary duties to protect the state and its citizens from malicious misinformation, after the several instances of criminality in the media space this year.
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“I am disappointed in myself that I was shocked and surprised because inevitably, that is what we’ve seen unfold for women of colour, especially Black women within politics,” she said on CTV’s Power Play.
PARTY LEADERS REACT Shortly after Paul’s announcement, her counterparts in other federal parties reacted to the news on social media, thanking her for her time and leadership. “Thank you…. For your resilience and perseverance. You made it possible for an entire generation of Canadians to see themselves reflected in politics. On behalf of so many Canadians, thank you,” tweeted NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. “Thank you… for your perseverance & for being a trailblazer for Canadians from all backgrounds interested in public service. I always appreciated our discussions and admire your tenacity. Wishing you and your family well,” tweeted Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole. And, People’s Party Leader Maxime Bernier—who also failed to win a seat last Monday—tweeted that while he “completely” disagrees with her views, he respects Paul. “She is a nice and decent person… She was viciously attacked by extremists in her party. I wish her good luck in her next endeavours,” Bernier posted. Later in the day, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined the chorus, thanking her for “stepping forward and for serving Canadians with determination.” “Wishing you nothing but the best in your next chapter,” he tweeted. With files from CTV News’ Ryan Flanagan
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Ghana mourns three legendary entertainers By Joyceline Natally Cudjoe Ghana’s Creative Art industry mourns three legendary stakeholders in the music and movie scenes who for the past years have contributed immensely in its development. The industry, lost Legendary highlife musician, Nana Kwame Ampadu who died at the early hours of Tuesday, September 28 at the age of 76 years.
sorely missed. My deep condolences to his widow, children and family,” he said A number of Highlife artistes described Nana Ampadu as a formidable force and a pillar of influence to the generation. Dada Hafco bemoaned that “there is only one Nana Ampadu and for me I can only say that the biggest of all the trees has fallen.”
The “Obra” hitmaker was reported to have died at the Legon Hospital where he was receiving treatment since last year for an ailment of a sort. The cause of death is not yet known.
He said his music was greatly influenced by Anna Ampadu’s style of using proverbs and storytelling in his song thus always looked up to him.
Nana Kwame Ampadu was a household name in Ghana and beyond with his style of music loved by both children and adults.
Describing her bond with Nana Ampadu as one of a “father and daughter” relationship, Akosua Adjepong indicated that her music and skills were honed by the late musician. “My dad died when I was young so I took Nana Ampadu as my father and he shaped me in so many ways. My songwriting skills became better because of him. He took me to my first TV interview at GTV and was my guide and counsellor. I have known him for the past 35 years and the best description of him is that he was a father to all,” she said.
Nana Kwame Ampadu His musical career spanning over decades of more than 800 accreditation of numerous popular highlife tracks in the country and beyond. Since the news of his death broke, tributes have been pouring in from the President Nana Addo Dankwa AkufoAddo and other musicians. President Akufo-Addo described him as an idol whose efforts ensured his victory in the 2016 general elections and expressed his regret for his demise. “I have learnt, with great sadness, of the death of one of Ghana’s musical icons, the legendary high-life artiste, Nana Ampadu. The outpouring of grief by many Ghanaians, following the news of his death, is an appreciation of the impact his music had on successive generations of Ghanaians. Nana Ampadu believed in my vision for the transformation of Ghana, and assisted me tremendously on the campaign trail in the run-up to my victory in the elections of 2016, for which I remain eternally grateful. His was a life well-lived, and he will be
musicians. “Nana Kwame Ampadu’s legacy remains a measuring rod for the quality of sound and lyrical contents of Highlife music being composed and played today. For us members of Lovers of Highlife Ghana, the demise of Nana Kwame Ampadu leaves a vacuum in the music industry,” he added. Profile Born Patrick Kwame Ampadu, he was the former General Secretary of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) and was the founder of the famous African Brothers Band, and rose to national prominence in 1967 with his song “Ebi Te Yie.” The veteran musician was admired as a master lyricist for great compositions including Getty, Oman Bo Adwo, Kofi Nkrabea, Yaw Berko, Obra, Agartha, Obi Benya Wo and Kwaata. Ampadu’s career saw him travel around the world and in 2015, the he was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 16th Vodafone Ghana Music Awards. In 2017, he was among five Highlife artistes honoured at the MUSIGA Grand Ball where he received a plaque and a cash prize.
Sharing his fond memories of Nana Ampadu, the Acting President of the Musicians Union of Ghana(MUSIGA), Bessa Simons stated that Nana Ampadu was a selfless man who always loved to share.
Nana Ampadu was a mentor to several musicians including Sam Derchie, Teacher Boateng, Nanaba Amoako, Senior Eddie Donkor and Prince Osei Kofi. More recently, he worked with top artistes including rapper Sarkodie.
“I have known him for more than two decades and I can say that he was one of the best songwriters and composers. He loved Ghana and used every least opportunity to promote the motherland. We have lost more than a legend who always advised us through his songs,” he said.
Born at Adiemmra in the Affram Plains in the Eastern Region on March 31, 1945, Nana Kwame composed and recorded songs about money, love and marriage, good citizenship, greed, drunkenness, death, road manners for commercial drivers, effective parenting, social stratification and virtually every aspect of our being in this country.
For Quarmy Zaggy, “Highlife music is in grief” following the death of the legendary singer. “It’s unfortunate that we are losing our Highlife gems and now Nana Kwame Ampadu has departed. He touched millions with his talent and was happy to chart a good cause for young artistes like myself,” he stated.
Before the unfortunate incident, the 82-year-old kumawood actor had been notably absent from the movie scene due to being bedridden from illness. At the moment, the cause of death is unknown. He is mourned by a widow and nine children while starring in over 100 Kumawood Movies. The ace actor featured in movies with the likes of Agya Koo, Lilwin, Kwaku Manu, Mercy Aseidu among others. Meanwhile, some personalities in the movie industry including ‘Lilwin’ have expressed their condolence and well wishes to the bereaved family. Taking to Instagram with emojis that depict pain and sorrow, the popular Ghanaian actor stated “Ooo papa. Rest in peace and God be with you.” In related development, legendary comic actor, Kofi Laing, who became popular through a national drama series with a name Kohwe, also died at the age of 75.
Kofi Laing also known as Kohwe Meanwhile Veteran Ghanaian Kumawood actor King Aboagye Brenya on Thursday September 30, passed away.
The actor who passed away on Thursday, September 16 is believed to have died from stroke. Confirming his death to the media, his daughter, Comfort Laing, indicated that her father had been suffering from a rare disease for the past years.
However, Rex Omar commended Nana Ampadu for paving the way for his successors.
She stated that the family joined resources together to help the ace actor gain the necessary medical attention but things went worse each day.
“You paved the way for us and really paid your dues. Damirifa due Odwontofohene Nana Kwame Ampadu, Live in power,” he said. The founder of Lovers of Highlife Ghana (LOHGHA), Edward Owusu Banahene, also acknowledged the contributions of Nana Kwame Ampadu and other prominent Ghanaian Highlife
According to reports, King Aboagye Brenya died at the County Hospital at Abrepo in Kumasi after an emergency hospital visit.
King Aboagye Brenya The news of his death was announced by a family member on social media and was later confirmed by colleague actor, Kwadwo Nkasah Lilwin.
A few weeks ago, it was reported that he had suffered a stroke and was undergoing treatment at a health facility. Kohwe is known for his sterling roles in the Akan Drama series and the popular District Colonial Court.
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KiDi breaks Billboard Chart with ‘Touch It’
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BY Joyceline Natally Cudjoe Lynx Entertainment signee, Dennis Dwamena, known in showbiz circles as KiDi, has made it to the billboard again with his hit single “Touch It.” The song which is from his “Golden Boy” album made it to the Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales at Number 20. This has made the “Golden boy” hitmaker achieve multiple feats in his career following his debut entry with “Say cheese” in the billboard in the year 2020. According to a statistics released on September 7 by Charts Ghana indicated that KiDi had same hit single charting in many countries including United Arab Emirates (UAE), Uganda, Kenya and India. The report further stated that Touch It was competing effectively with songs on music charts in other countries such as Honduras, Panama, Netherlands and New Zealand. This new achievement has enhanced the artiste’s pedestal to a higher level and has made him more of a force to reckon with in the music industry. Meanwhile, the celebrated musician early this year signed a new “Game Changing Partnership” deal with two international distribution labels, Made In Eastern New York (MadeInENY) a multimedia music publishing and entertainment company, and Empire, an American distribution company, publishing and record label. The reputable entertainment companies in partnership with Lynx Entertainment had mandate to help the “say cheese”
Dennis Dwamena, also known as KiDi hitmaker advertise his craft outside the country. Following his achievements, the musician in an exclusive interview explained that “Touch It” was inspired by his vision of getting the world entertained with quality music and a soothing sound. “So I set out to make a song to make the whole world happy. I didn’t envision the song doing all what it’s doing right now. I knew it was going to be successful, somehow I’m just so humbled by everything happening with the song around the world and what it’s doing for me. I’m just so grateful.” Talking about the thought behind the song, he said, “I wanted to do a song that would get people moving their bodies when they hear the song. The moment you hear the song, you couldn’t sit still, you had to do something, you had to make an action or move your body someway somehow.” The 28 years multiple award winning musician indicated that he took his cues from international musicians like Chris Brown, Bruno Mars and Usher Raymond.
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IMMIGRATION AND SOCIAL ISSUES By: James A. Kwaateng, B.A. (Hons), LLB (Hons)
Canada’s tough stance on permanent residents and other non-citizens involved in criminal activities The issue of criminality involving permanent residents of Canada and other non-Canadians temporarily resident in Canada is being revisited in view of increasing participation and involvement of foreigners in criminal activities in Canada and the increasingly tough stance being taken by the Canadian Government. Pursuant to section 27 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act of Canada (IRPA), a permanent resident has the right to enter and remain in Canada, subject to the provisions of the Act. And there is a stipulation in the Act that, permanent residents, like any other non-Canadians, could be subject to deportation if they are convicted of a serious offence in Canada. The nature of the offence committed and the length of sentence imposed in respect of the offence, would primarily determine the fate of a convicted permanent resident. A permanent resident of Canada may become the subject of a deportation order if convicted of an offence in Canada that is punishable under an act of Parliament by a potential penalty of at least 10 years of imprisonment (regardless of actual sentence), or if sentenced to more than six months of imprisonment for any federal offence. Section 36 (1) of the Act states that a permanent resident or a foreign national is inadmissible on grounds of serious criminality for (a) having
convicted in Canada of an indictable offence punishable by a maximum sentence of at least ten years regardless of the sentence imposed.
been convicted of an offence under an Act of Parliament punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment of at least 10 years, or an offence under an Act of Parliament for which a term of imprisonment of more than six months has been imposed; or (b) having been convicted of an offence outside Canada that, if committed in Canada, would constitute an offence under an Act of Parliament punishable by a maximum term of punishment of at least 10 years, or (c) committing an act outside Canada that is an offence in the place where it was committed and that, if committed in Canada, would constitute an offence under an Act of Parliament punishable by a maximum term of at least 10 years. Thus, under the new rules, for convictions within Canada, permanent residents will be deported without access to any appeal if they are sentenced to prison for 6 months or more for a crime, and also if they are
Also, under the current Immigration Act (IRPA), if a permanent resident or a protected person is under a stayed removal order by the IAD for reasons of criminality and he is convicted of a serious criminal offence with a potential sentence of at least 10 years or an actual sentence of over six months, the person will have his or her stay of removal cancelled by operation of law, and the appeal will be terminated. It’s necessary to bear in mind that a sentence of six months or less does not bring a permanent resident status holder within the zone of deportation if the maximum penalty for the offence in respect of which he is sentenced is less than 10 years of imprisonment. Visitors, students, temporary workers and other residents in Canada who are neither permanent residents nor Canadian citizens may be referred to collectively as foreign nationals. The threshold for deportation of these people is lower than that for permanent
cont’d from pg. 15 trained under the project. To meet the unique needs of the adolescents and youth, the facilitators will be supported by a multisectoral team of experts drawn from agriculture, health and education. Empowering girls for a brighter future The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Ulemu Nsungama emphasized the importance of the project in supporting youths, especially girls, to achieve a bright future, saying: “As Government, we believe that the future of this country is in today’s youth and we have to invest in these young people, especially adolescent girls and young women… If they fall pregnant in their teens, the poverty cycle continues, not just for them but also their children and immediate families.” Malawi has one of the highest rates of early pregnancy in southern Africa. Forty-seven percent are already married by age 18, and 29 percent of girls have already started child bearing by ages 15-19. Teenage pregnancies represent 25 percent of all pregnancies annually.
cont’d from pg. 7
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Dubai International Chamber, one of three new chambers under the Dubai Chamber, was established to strengthen partnerships with global corporations, investors and entrepreneurs and boost Dubai’s status as a major trade hub. give birth before the age of 18. Without Africa is a major pillar of this strategy education, these girls cannot compete as a market that is home to some of the on the job market creating inter- world’s fastest-growing economies. generational poverty. We will work with all stakeholders including chiefs Dubai Chamber’s Accra office is to ensure that child marriages are supporting these efforts by identifying not tolerated,” Young Hong, Malawi business opportunities in the Ghanaian UNFPA Represantative said during the market that offer the most potential for UAE companies. At the same launch. time, the office is assisting companies This joint initiative is aligned with in Ghana and Western Africa with the United Nations Development their entry into the Dubai market. Assistance Framework in Malawi (2019-23), and national strategies that Dubai, for its turn, offers a wealth of specifically respond to the needs of opportunities for Ghanaian investors, adolescents and youth’s sexual and with many new developments on the reproductive health, including the cusp of being announced. This year National Sexual and Reproductive marks the United Arab Emirates’ Health and Rights Policy (2017-22). Golden Jubilee and to both honour The project is also aligned with and will the achievements of the last 50 years contribute towards the achievement and plan for the next 50, the UAE of sustainable development is rolling out a programme of 50 goal (SDG) 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all; SDG 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all; SDG 5: Achieve gender equality and empower women and girls. Distributed by APO Group on behalf of FAO Regional Office for Africa.
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residents. Regardless of the length of the sentence, when a person who is neither a permanent resident nor citizen of Canada is convicted in Canada of an indictable offence or of a hybrid offence (which is an offence that may be punishable by way of indictment or summarily), the person may become the subject of a deportation order.
new projects, all of which require substantial investment and promise lucrative returns through their status as government-backed ventures. These and a whole host of other topics will be under discussion at GBF Africa 2021, which takes place on October 1314. With Dubai Chamber the Official Business Integration Partner of Expo 2020 Dubai and with the expo the world’s largest hybrid event to be hosted since the start of the pandemic, there is no greater opportunity to find out about the prevailing investment opportunities between Ghana and Dubai and the best ways of capitalising on them. I would encourage anyone with an interest in exploring investment in Ghana and Dubai to register for the GBF Africa 2021, with the opportunities being discussed placed in the context of the twin dynamics of business in the new normal and the landmark African Continental Free Trade Area agreement, which promises a new era of commerce for Africa and its trading partners Source: thebftonline.com
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More Than 600, 000 Young Women to Benefit from New Korean Funded Project FAO, UNFPA, Malawi Government take action for teen mothers and adolescent girls The Government of Malawi in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) are implementing a project called “Action for teen mothers and adolescent girls”, which will benefit 647 900 adolescent girls between 10-24 years in Mchinji and Dedza districts. This joint initiative is funded by the Korean International
Cooperation Agency (KOICA) to the tune of USD 6 million from 2020 to 2024. The project aims to strengthen knowledge, capacities and agency of teen mothers and adolescent girls to make informed decisions regarding their lives; to create a free, safe and enabling environment for the empowerment and reproductive health and rights of teen
mothers and adolescent girls; and to increase adolescent girls’ access to integrated adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health information and services. “Farmer field and life schools (FFLS) will be used to provide a safe space for strengthening the life and entrepreneurial skills of teen mothers and adolescent girls in the targeted
traditional authorities to make informed livelihood decisions,” said Deputy FAO Representative James Okoth during the project launch, which was held in Mchinji district on 2 September 2021. Empowering teen mothers and adolescent girls, as well as increasing their entrepreneurial and life skills have been identified as key elements for achieving a better life for teenage mothers and adolescent girls who are being supported under project. FAO’s role in the project will focus on improving the capacity of agriculture extension workers to mainstream tailored activities for empowering teen mothers and adolescent girls. It will also work to increase entrepreneurial and life skills as a means of improving income levels of adolescent girls and teen mothers. In clusters of 30 adolescents and youth between 15-24 years within given extension planning areas (EPA), the FFLS will provide for holistic skills development. The groups will be meeting once a week under the guidance of facilitators and social animators who will have been cont’d on pg. 17
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China tightens political control of internet giants After flourishing for two decades with little regulation, China’s internet industries face a future of tighter control by the ruling Communist Party and pressure to pay for its tech ambitions, social welfare and propaganda
flourished for two decades with little regulation. Investor jitters have knocked more than $1.3 trillion off the total market value of e-commerce platform Alibaba, games and social media operator Tencent and other tech giants.
The ruling Communist Party is tightening political control over China’s internet giants and tapping their wealth to pay for its ambitions to reduce reliance on U.S. and European technology.
The party says anti-monopoly enforcement will be a priority through 2025. It says competition will help create jobs and raise living standards.
innovation, and yet the leadership is willing to squash them all,” said Mark Williams, chief Asia economist for Capital Economics. The crackdown reflects Xi’s public emphasis on reviving the party’s “original mission” of leading economic and social development, said Steve Tsang, a Chinese politics specialist at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He said it could also help Xi politically if, as expected, he pursues a third five-year term as party leader.
President Xi Jinping’s government Anti-monopoly and data security seems likely to stay the course crackdowns starting in late 2020 even if economic growth suffers, Chinese leaders don’t want to have shaken the industry, which say businesspeople, lawyers and reimpose direct control of the economists. “These companies are world leaders in their sectors in
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Mischief, Assault occurrences high in Toronto From: Stephen A.Quaye. Still I cannot understand why someone in a religious sect gives a shout of praise to God, people belonging to other religious sects start looking for the exit door.
It may sound funny to some of you avowed readers, but it is not funny at all to me as I cannot fathom why someone in his religious faith shouts “God is great” should see people running for their heads? No but for a shout of “Allahu Akbar” to wit “God is greater” that greeted a statement from former U.S. President Mr. Donald J. Trump, in a video, saw him wanting to run for his head. This should not be taken for a joke.
This whole entire thing aside, an incident happened on September 7, 2021 around 11:17 p.m. that made my search for an answer to this question a very important assignment. It was a nice evening returning from a long Christians give a shout of “In the name journey to Niagara Falls where the of Jesus Christ”, hopes are high that joy of seeing the beauty of nature was a miracle will follow and yes it does experienced. happen to the joy of all who do not run My happiness ended when a passenger for their heads. got on board the bus as his appearance Rastafarians give a shout of, “Jah put everyone onboard on alert. All of Rastafarai” and there is always the a sudden the passenger who joined the response of, “Emperor Haile Selassie bus gave a shout of “blood..ot”. of Ethiopia, peace to all brethren” as they bow to show peace or respect to The passenger, who looked unkempt with rags strapped around his neck, one another. wore a T-shirt with dangerous pictures Then there is a big shout of “Allahu and inscriptions and rants those Akbar, an Arabic phrase which unacceptable words on the bus. translates directly as “God is Greater” sends fear and panics among He cursed and swore at other passengers people gathered and begins to see for having refused to let him sit beside people running helter scatter looking them because he appeared unkempt and that provoked him. for escape doors? Why? Jews give a shout of “Hallelujah to Yahweh” as two Hebrew words, generally rendered as let us praise the lord, and there is joy among people gathered.
Another passenger raised his eyebrows and asked, “What is wrong with him?” I shrouded my shoulders off and responded, “I don’t know so you can go and ask him?” Stuck in-between his two fingers was a rolled up piece of paper suspected to be marijuana. He burst into laughter, then rant again, “blood..ot.” The Toronto Police Service last year recorded an increase in hate crime occurrences and the hate categories that were targeted the most were Ethnic Origin, Nationality, Race and religion as 44 out of the 50 assault occurrences that were recorded according to the report. Toronto recorded 210 cases in 2020 as compared to 139 in 2019 which represents an increase of approximately 51% per cent. A press release issued and signed by Toronto Police Service on its website sighted by this reporter announced. According to the report, there were a total of 50 assault occurrences motivated by hate reported in 2020 compared to 25 in 2019 meaning, “the proportion of assault occurrences to all reported hate crimes increased from 18% in 2019 to 24% in 2020.” The highest, percentage of the 210 reported hate criminal occurrences in 2020 were motivated by religion with 39% 82 occurrences, followed by race
24% 51 occurrences, ethnic origin 13% 28 occurrences and sexual orientation and sex/gender 10% 22 occurrences. The religious groups most victimized in 2020 were the Jewish and Muslim communities. In 63 of the 82 hate occurrences involving religion, the victims were members of the Jewish community. In nine of the 210 hate crime occurrences, the victims were members of the Muslim community. Of the 63 hate crime occurrences in which religion was the motivating factor, the Black community was the most frequently victimized group, accounting for 43 of the 51 occurrences. These occurrences were mainly, mischief under $5000  assault  and mischief interfere with property . Now the question is how can we reduce hate crimes drastically for total peace to prevail for all to enjoy in our various cities in the Country? We must first accept that substance abuse can never provide us with happiness as we may want to but destroy us so we have to avoid its use. The government has legalized the use of marijuana but it is up to the individual to know that this substance is not good for human health, help our children to avoid its use since it will destroy their lives.
“Africa’s Business Heroes” Announces Top 10 Finalists for 2021 Ten finalists, 50% female and from 7 African countries, will make their pitch at the grand finale pitch in November The 2021 Africa’s Business Heroes (ABH) (https://AfricaBusinessHeroes. org) prize, a flagship philanthropic program established by the Jack Ma Foundation, has announced this year’s top 10 finalists. These ten entrepreneurs will take the stage at the grand finale in November for their final pitch to win a share of a US$1.5 million prize pool. The ten entrepreneurs – half of whom are female – were selected from over 12,000 applications across all 54 African nations and passed multiple stages of judging and evaluation. With an average age of 32 years, the top ten represent businesses primarily operating in 7 African countries: Botswana, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Uganda. Their businesses span key industries such as agriculture, beauty, education, energy, food & beverage, logistics, manufacturing, media & entertainment, and retail. 80% of the finalists operate their businesses in rural areas. Through their ventures, these outstanding entrepreneurs are generating positive impact and creating opportunities for their communities. “It’s African time! We have been continuously impressed with all of our 2021 Top 10 finalists, especially their diversity and strength of their businesses. The Top 10 are truly inspiring and are a testament to the talent, resilience, innovation, and passion of African entrepreneurs. In the midst of unprecedented challenges
posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, we remain steadfast in our efforts to identify, support and shine a spotlight on African entrepreneurs that are driving positive growth for their communities,” said Jason Pau, Executive Director of International, Jack Ma Foundation. “This is my 3rd year as a semi-final judge and therefore, I have seen a total of 60 entrepreneurs pitch. In my opinion they are all already heroes just by reaching this stage. Every year the competition gets tougher for the entrepreneurs but it also makes it harder for us judges to choose our top 10. I wish the Top 10 of 2021 well on the next phase of the competition and congratulations to our Heroes,” commented Rene Parker, Director at R Labs and a semi-finale judge of ABH. “It was an absolute pleasure to judge the ABH semi-finals again this year. The quality of the semi-finalists continues to be high. It was extremely difficult to shortlist the final 10 because each entrepreneur was so inspiring. They demonstrated the resilience, passion, imagination and traction that we need in our entrepreneurs here in Africa. I can’t wait to follow their success!” added Fred Swaniker, Founder of ALU and a semi-finale judge of ABH. In November, Africa’s Business Heroes will host its Grand Finale in a virtual format, and the top winners of the 2021 ABH prize will be announced
in due course. The next few weeks will see the finalists finesse their pitches and leverage the in-depth training, learnings and insights that they have gathered during their ABH journey. Meet the 2021 Top 10 finalists here: Ghirmay Abraham, Founder, Aptech Africa (https://AptechAfrica.com) (Uganda) Ghirmay was born in Eritrea and studied mechanical engineering at the University of Asmara before starting work in the renewable energy sector. He started Aptech Africa with only a $20,000 investment. Working to bring electricity and water to people across Africa, Aptech has grown to be a multinational business operating in seven African countries. Navalayo Osembo-Ombati, CoFounder and CEO, Enda Athletic (https://Endasportswear.com) (Kenya) Navalayo is from a town in Kenya that has produced generations of the world’s greatest distance runners. To maximize social impact in Kenya through sports, Navalayo founded Enda Athletic, a made-in-Kenya running shoe brand that creates jobs, invests in local communities, and spurs economic development through exports. She is a graduate of the London School of Economics. Oghenetega Iortim, Founder, Gricd (https://Gricd.com) (Nigeria)
Oghenetega is an Information Communications Engineer with a Bachelor’s degree from Covenant University. Oghenetega has been dedicated to solving health and food accessibility challenges through technology. Through his startup, Gricd, he is building cold-chain facilities to address storage pitfalls in the agricultural and healthcare sectors. Yvette Ishimwe, Founder and CEO, IRIBA Water Group (https:// IRIBAWaterGroup.com) (Rwanda) IRIBA Water Group is a social enterprise that offers innovative drinking water solutions. Its founder Yvette holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Southern New Hampshire University. She is a YALI Mandela Washington Fellow and has been awarded by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth in recognition of the impact IRIBA has brought to the community. Charlot Magayi, Founder and CEO, Mukuru Clean Stoves (https:// MukuruStoves.org) (Kenya) When Charlot’s two-year-old daughter suffered a severe burn caused by a traditional stove, Charlot was moved to provide safer cooking technologies. She founded Mukuru to help keep children safe, as well as reduce fuel consumption and household air pollution. Charlot is an Echoing cont’d on pg. 35
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6ix to host Africa Accelerating 2021 The hybrid gathering brings together top decision makers from across Canada and African markets in the private and public sectors, using world-leading Canadian technology for virtual participation One of the world’s foremost technology and social mobility platforms, 6ix (https://6ix.com), is delighted to host the virtual programming for Africa Accelerating 2021, set to serve as the largest event of its kind. The hybrid gathering, with an in-person main stage in Toronto and viewing parties across Africa, brings together top decision makers from across Canada and African markets in the private and public sectors, using world-leading Canadian technology for virtual participation. Register (https://bit.ly/3iho6Fn)
“6ix is committed to unlocking social mobility on a global scale by empowering anyone, from anywhere, to invest in anything,” said founder and CEO Daniel Barankin. “We are driven by our conviction that Africa holds phenomenal growth prospects for investors in Canada and around the world.” 6ix joins premier partner and headline sponsor Ivanhoe Mines Ltd and several other leading companies in supporting the three-day conference that is the annual highlight of the Canada-Africa Chamber of Business calendar. Garreth Boor, President of The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business – now in its 27th year of existence – commented that the organization is ‘looking forward to welcoming thousands of delegates from across Canada and various African markets, virtually, in addition to our in-person VIPs
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Ghanaian-Canadian Keli Tamakloe enstooled as the Miafiaga of Anlo State in Ghana
cont’d from pg. 1
of the river Mono and later crossed the river, penetrating through the forest on the west bank and arrived at Nuatja, a town founded by the advanced group from Ketu, later known as Notsie.
Notsie was walled to protect its people in the many communities living within its walls. Each community with its leader (A Sub Chief). Each of these chiefs ruled and presided over matters concerning his own people and periodically reporting to the supreme King. The clan of Notsie became known as Dogboawo clan. Later after the death of the Supreme King came a dispute over the succession of the throne between Togbi Sri and his step-brothers, Togbi Sri then fled with the stool and join his uncle Amega Ʋenya. A wave of migration began from Notsie which saw a division of the Dogboawo people into three broad groups and founded the states of Be, Togo, Wheta, Anlo, Klikor, Ave, Fenyi Afife, Dzodze, Mafi, Agave, Tavie, Tokoe and Tanyigbe. These three broad groups is what is now known in our modern day as the Right Wing, The Middle Wing and the Left Wing.
Togbi Nyaho Tamakloe VI is an alumnus of the following schools; St John’s (Boarding) Preparatory, Mfantsipim, Keta Secondary, University of Cape Coast, and University of New Brunswick, Canada. In 1989, Togbi arrived in Botswana and became a teacher. There he met his wife Dr. Sentsetsa Nono Pilane Tamaklo from the great Bakgatla Royal family of Mochudi, Botswana and Pilanesberg, South Africa. Their last child is named lovingly after Togbi’s dad Duncan Tamaklo. Togbi has lived in and travelled extensively through North America, Europe and Africa (Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Zambia, Botswana, Togo, Ghana, Kenya). He loves mentoring, public speaking, reading, soccer, ping pong, scrabble, and mastermind.
Additionally, for several years in Canada, Togbi Nyaho Tamaklo VI was the Chair for several boards and committees such as the Edmonton Police Commission; Finance and Audit, Governance, and Operations Review, the Ghana Friendship Association of Edmonton and the Council for the Advancement of African Canadians known as The Africa Centre in Alberta, Canada.
In 1991, Togbi Nyaho Tamaklo VI arrived in Canada to pursue his MBA and thereafter became the principal advisor to Chiefs, Mayors, Councillors, Board Directors and Senior Executives. For 13 years, he lived and worked on the Atikameg First Nation Reserve as the Chief Executive Officer. He also served for 4 years as the Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of High Prairie. As a Management and Financial Consultant, Togbi also
Amega Ʋenya, his nephew Togbi Sri, their families and immediate followers came to constitute the Anlo Kingdom with its capital as Anloga. Other towns founded by their descendants belonging to Anlo Kingdom are Anyako, Seva, Kodzi, Alakple, Atiavi, Asadame, Fiaxo, Tsiame, Atito, Atiteti, Atorkor, Ʋuti, Srogboe, Woe, Tegbi, Keta and Kedzi to name a few. Now to the modern day, Togbi Nyaho Tamakloe VI, born on November 26, 1962 to Duncan Christian Tamaklo and Ludmilla (Ludy) Quist (First born child of Hammond Quist), Togbi is the last but one child of Duncan Christian Tamaklo (aka Gbidimi) who is the first born son of Christian Cakpo Tamaklo popularly known as “C.C. The Wizard of Figures”. C.C.‘s father is James Kportufe Tamakloe (aka Gbidimi) the first born son of Togbi Nyaho Tamakloe I (18001918). Togbi’s paternal grandmother is Catherine Chapman from Keta and his maternal grandmother is Mansa Blagogee from Anyako.
worked for; The Alberta Lung Association, University of Alberta, Rio Tinto Diavik Diamond Mines, Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council, Kakeeyaw Oil & Gas, Whitefish Logging and Whitefish Inn.
Togbi Nyaho Tamakloe VI with his Elders Togbi Nyaho Tamakloe VI in his palanquin
Togbi Nyaho Tamakloe VI with his Elders Togbi Nyaho Tamakloe VI with his Elders
Togbi Nyaho Tamakloe VI receiving homage from elder
Some of the Elders
Togbi Nyaho Tamakloe VI listening attentively to an elder
Cross section of community members at the event
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Retirement Service for Apostle Emm Induction Service for Apostle Rans
By Emmanuel Ayiku, Toronto, ON
On Sunday September 26th 2021, The Church Pentecost Toronto held a special double service part 1 for Apostle Dr. Emmanuel Owusu who is on retirement after 26 years of service at the Church worldwide. From a humble beginning in 1995 was an Elder at English Assembly (now PIWC, North York). He was stationed at the Toronto District from 1995 to 1999 in charge of all the Assemblies in Metro Toronto, Hamilton and London, Ontario. He was transferred to Vancouver from 1999 to 2003. In 2003 he was moved to France as a Missionary up to 2009. He was then transferred to U.S.A. where he served for 7 years 2009 to 2016 as the National head of Pentecost USA.
Aps Owusu & family
During his time as the National head of the Church in USA, he acted as the National Head for the Church in Canada from 2013 to 2014. Apostle Owusu was transferred to Canada in 2016.
Aps Owusu receives a plaque
During his tenure as the National head of Canada, he spearheaded many developmental changes and streamlined the administration of the church. Apostle Dr. Emmanuel Anthony Owusu married Mrs. Patience Owusu in 1977. They are married Presentation of gift to Aps Owusu
Aps Owusu & family
Chairman Nyamekye (right) and Apos Quainoo
Aps Lomotey, wife, Mrs. Quainoo & others A section of church members
Chairman Nyamekye & Pastor Amon interpreting
Apostle Ransford Obeng (national head) & Aps Gyamena
Cross section of church members
Cross section of church members
A section of pastors’ wives
A section of church members
Aps Owusu & family giving thanks.
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manuel Owusu and Family and sford Obeng-Gyamfi and family of 44 years with the following children, Mrs. Diana Owusu Adu Boahene, Mr. Enoch Owusu, Mrs. Esther Owusu Baidoo, Ms. Priscilla Owusu, Mr. Stephen Owusu, Ms. Felicia Owusu and ten grandchildren. The event took place at the Church of Pentecost cont’d on pg. 30 Apostle Ransford Obeng-Gyamfi and family
Apostle Ransford Obeng-Gyamfi and family being prayed over Apostle Ransford Obeng-Gyamfi and family Apostle Ransford Obeng-Gyamfi and wife Mame Irene
Parking Attendants Chairman Nyamekye and other clergy
A section of pastors
A section of Pastors
Apos. Dwamena and wife and Montreal delegates A section of church members
A section of church members
McKeown Church choir
Mrs Patience (2nd r) with pastors & wives
Some pastors and other church members
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Toronto GA Dangbe urge the youth to take advantage of government policies and programmes On occasion like Ga Homowo festival in Toronto, one would expect huge attendance as always recorded. However, the Covid-19 pandemic still affecting lives, this year’s event did not record huge attendance as it used to be as the event was attended by strictly vaccinated members.
From: Stephen A.Quaye, Toronto.
work in unity and harmony to maintain peace and development in the Ga Traditional Area [GTA] in Ghana. Accordingly, “It would be appreciated if we in our diverse ways support his rolled out policies and programmes for education, tradition, culture, sanitation and tourism.” As a traditional chief of the Ga people in Toronto, he charged all to do well to brighten the corner where they find themselves by practicing good hygiene, proper disposal of refuse and garbage since cleanliness is next to Godliness. Nii Kwei Anku, prayed for good health and long life for members and all residents to stay safe and continue to live so that all could meet to give thanks to God for bringing us far when they meet again next year.
File Pix 1. Ga Chiefs and people. Ga Manste and Ga Manye.
It was culture at its best when the chiefs, queen mothers and the Wulomo dressed in their native Ga apparels and native sandals to demonstrate their true tradition and culture that they are holding fast onto in TorontoCanada.
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The chiefs and people of Ga Dangbe Association of Toronto [GDAT] have advised the strong and energetic youth to hate all sorts of crimes Nunmo Akrong so that they can enjoy peace and development 3.Wulomo 4.Manye Naa Meeley Obuantu V that is going on in Canada.
Chief of Ga Dangbe Association of Toronto, Nii Kwei Anku II, gave the advice when he met other chiefs, queen mothers, wulomo and the people of the association to celebrate this year’s annual Ga Homowo Festival in the city on quite recently.
Sadly Nii Kwei Anku remembered members and loved ones who passed away due to a short illness and said sorry for their loss to their bereaved families and ask God to comfort their families as their hearts and minds are with them.
He noted that, since there is no quick and easy way to acquire wealth, the youth should acquire requisite knowledge and skills in various professions and disciplines to apply their knowledge and skills to create the needed jobs to bring the money for them to live responsible lives wherever they find themselves.
Besides that, he shared the association’s joy by congratulating members and loved ones who brought forth successfully to add up to the numbers of the association as well as those who have successfully resettled in the city. “ Not leaving our frontline workers, teachers, education staff, parents, students and civil servants who all worked together to flatten the curve for us to stay safe, we say well done for owning up to the task and urge you to continue doing your work” he said.
He emphasized that the youth should hate crimes including stealing, armed robbery, fraud, pornography, online hate speeches, online scams and duping activities which do not bring peace and development but rather He urged all to join him to thank the president destruction to perpetrators. of the republic of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa The chief congratulated the young adults who Akufo Addo for the appointment of the Greater successfully completed their programmes in Regional Minister Mr. Henry Quartey, who is various institutes of higher learning or colleges working hard with all stakeholders to ensure and universities observing that, it was difficult that Accra and for that matter Ghana’s to do so in Covid-19 pandemic season but they national capital works again. made everybody proud by coming out with A special thanks was also said by Nii Kwei flying colors. Anku to the Ga King, Ga Mantse Nii Tackie Nii Kwei Anku appealed to the youth to Teiko Tsuru ii, for his quality leadership which take advantage of all the good policies is bringing all Ga divisional chiefs together to and programmes the government and organizations are rolling out in order for them to be able to live responsible lives in their various localities, communities, societies and cities.
5.Ga Chiefs and queen mother’s at reception 6.Wulomo and Ga Mantse displaying . Ga traditional food [Kpokpoi] and other sumptuous dishes were served to the delightful taste of all who attended the event.
Retirement Service for Apostle Emmanuel Owusu and Family and Induction Service for Apostle Ransford Obeng-Gyamfi and family
Toronto Ga Mantse further appealed to Ghanaians to continue being law abiding citizens by strictly obeying Covid-19 safety cont’d from pg. 28 & 29 protocols to continue staying safe in order to Arrow Road. Representatives of the Pentecost Districts in Canada were in attendance during the enjoy peace and development together. farewell service.
“Please continue to wear your mask to avoid being infected or spreading the deadly virus, constantly wash your hands with soap under running water, sanitize your hands regularly and maintain physical distance wherever necessary so that we can help flatten the curve for the government to lift all restrictions for us to go about our social responsibilities without any trouble” he urged all.
Meritorious testimonies were attributed to Apostle Owusu. Apostle Eric Kwabena Nyamekye, Chairman of the Church of Pentecost Worldwide came in from Ghana to grace the occasion and was the officiating minister. The part two of the service focused on the induction service of Apostle Ransford Obeng-Gyamfi and family who is the incoming Head of the Church of Pentecost Canada.
Apostle Ransford Obeng-Gyamfi until his appointment as the National Head of Canada served a field Assistant in Frankfurt, Germany from 1995 to 1997 was called into full time ministry in 1998. Stations served include Calgary District 2002 to 2006, Wiesbaden, Frankfurt, Germany 1997-1998, Ottawa District 2006-2010, Dusseldorf District, Germany 1998-1999. Peel District 2010-2016, PIWC North York 2000-2002, Montreal District 2016-2021. Apostle Ransford Obeng –Gyamfi is married to Irene Obeng-Gyamfi and they are blessed with 4 boys, Ransford Gyamfi Jnr., Israel Terry Gyamfi, Jeffrey Gyamfi and Elgin Gyamfi.
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Safe Haven 5K Walk & Fundraiser in support of Breast Cancer Awareness By: Mickson Addo, Pickering, ON
The Safe Haven Cancer Support Society in Ontario, invited friends, family, neighbors and the Ghanaian community to their second annual 5k fundraiser walk on Saturday, October 2, 2021. Registration opened at 10 AM and the 5k walk started promptly at 10:30 AM. Various locations in and around the GTA participated in the event. The walk was also held in various countries including; Ghana, UK, USA and Australia. The Pickering event started from the Pickering City Hall at, #1 The Esplanade South, Pickering, moved through Glenanna Road, Pickering Parkway, Valley Farm Road, Finch Road and ending back at the City Hall. Participants walked cont’d on pg. 49
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At Paris Fashion Week, Ghanaian entrepreneur Roberta Annan launches €100 m Impact Fund to invest in Africa’s creative industries The Impact Fund for African Creatives (IFFAC), will award grants of up to €50,000 to selected projects to accelerate development of the continent’s creative sector Ghanaian businesswoman and entrepreneur Roberta Annan earlier this week launched a €100 million fund to channel investment into small and medium African creative and fashion enterprises. The Impact Fund for African Creatives (https:// bit.ly/3BpJS1h) (IFFAC), will award grants of up to €50,000 to selected projects to accelerate development of the continent’s creative sector.
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Market Days will showcase creative and cultural-sector deals from around the continent, including in film and television, as well as women-led projects, among other sectors.
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“I applaud IFFAC for its plans to bring early-stage capital deployment, along with a structured program of training and mentorship to artists and entrepreneurs like Nigerian designer Kenneth Ize,” said Anohu. “For all those investors in this room, who believe, like I do, in the potential for commercializing the exports of Africa’s creative genius, I invite you to contact the Africa Investment Forum.”
Annan, who also founded the African Fashion Foundation, said that, in addition to grants, IFFAC will make a further €250,000- €2 million in venture capital available to African entrepreneurs who complete its skillsbuilding program. “I have encountered so much incredible talent all over the continent, such originality and innovation,” said Annan. “But I have also noticed a lack of management
Ize, a beneficiary of the Impact Fund program, also attended the launch, after last week becoming the first African to open Paris Fashion Week. Africa’s creative industry is an increasingly important part of the investment mix for the future of the African economy; The Forum’s 2021
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Canadians re-elected a Liberal minority Gov’t cont’d from pg. 1 expressed anger with his decision to call an election during this health crisis. Two middling debate performances by Trudeau and renewed questions about past scandals also put a Liberal victory in question. But in the end, voters decided the Liberal team should continue to govern a country that, while battered and bruised by a health crisis, has also fared well on key pandemic metrics like death rates and vaccine coverage. Trudeau called this election on Aug. 15, saying he wanted Canadians to weigh in on who should finish the fight against the pandemic and lead the country into a post-pandemic recovery. He promised a plan for child care, more aggressive climate action and a fix for Canada’s housing shortage. In his victory speech in Montreal in the early hours of Tuesday morning, Trudeau said the result suggests Canadians are “sending us back to work with a clear mandate to get Canada through this pandemic and to brighter days ahead. “The moment we face demands real, important change, and you have given this Parliament and this government clear direction.” After a divisive campaign that saw a great deal of partisan sniping, Trudeau struck a more conciliatory tone on election night when he spoke directly to opposition leaders and those who didn’t vote for a Liberal candidate. “I hear you when you say you just want to get back to the things you love and not worry about this pandemic or about an election,” he said. “Your members of Parliament of all stripes will have your back in this crisis and beyond. Canadians are able to get around any obstacle and that is exactly what we will continue to do.” O’Toole’s moderate conservatism falls short at the polls
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole has missed his chance to unseat a prime minister who has faced his fair share of challenges during six years in office. O’Toole ran on a plan to boost health care spending, shrink the deficit over 10 years and tighten ethics rules for politicians — a more moderate take on conservatism that ultimately fell short. The Conservatives are on track to win in 119 ridings — two fewer seats than the party won under former Conservative leader Andrew Scheer. Speaking to supporters in Oshawa, Ont., O’Toole said he had no plans to resign even though his party saw little if any growth in its vote share and seat count. He vowed to stay at the helm to take another swing at defeating Trudeau in the next election, which could come as soon as 2023. “My family and I are resolute in continuing this journey for Canada,” O’Toole said. “If Justin Trudeau thinks he can threaten Canadians with another
election in 18 months, the Conservative Party will be ready. Whenever that day comes, I will be ready to lead Canada’s Conservatives. “We worked hard, we made progress, but the job is not done yet.” Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole said in his concession speech Monday night that he anticipates Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau will soon call another election since he did not get the majority he wanted. O’Toole reaffirmed his commitment to take the party to the centre of the political spectrum even as it faces challenges on its right flank from the People’s Party of Canada (PPC). “We must continue this journey of welcoming more Canadians to take another look at this party,” he said. With Trudeau and the Liberals committed to progressive policies such as child care and new housing supports, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh ran even further to the left, promising a dramatic expansion of the federal government through $200 billion in new spending commitments for promises such as national pharmacare. Singh vows to continue fight to make ‘super wealthy’ pay fair share
But Singh was criticized for putting out a platform with few details on how any of this transformative change would be implemented. When all the ballots are counted, it could prove to be a disappointing night for Singh, with the NDP expected to pick up only one more seat than it won in 2019. Singh may have more clout in Parliament to look forward to, however — a minority Liberal government will have to depend on at least one opposition party to help it pass its legislation. Like O’Toole, Singh signalled he has no intention of stepping down as leader despite an underwhelming performance. New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeet Singh says he congratulated Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau on his victory but that his party will continue to press the Liberals on affordable housing, health care and the environment. “Friends, I want you to know that our fight will continue. I also want you to know that we are going to keep on fighting to make sure that the super wealthy pay their fair share,” Singh said in his concession speech, referring to his signature election promise to make the “ultra rich” pay much more in taxes to help cover the cost of new social programs. “To all of your struggling, we see you, we hear you,” Singh said. Greens’ Paul loses but May poised for re-election The Green vote collapsed and the party’s leader, Annamie Paul, finished a disappointing fourth in her Toronto Centre riding. For months,
the party has been beset with internal squabbling and that hampered its
electoral efforts. But in the southwestern Ontario riding of Kitchener Centre, where the Liberal candidate dropped out amid allegations of harassment, Green candidate Mike Morrice was elected. The party’s former leader, Elizabeth May, was also re-elected in her B.C. riding of Saanich—Gulf Islands. Speaking to reporters in Toronto, Paul said she was disappointed to finish so poorly. “It is hard to lose. No one likes to lose but I’m so proud of the effort,” she said.. People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier, with his wife, Catherine Letarte, speaks from a podium to supporters during the PPC headquarters election night event in Saskatoon on Sept. 20, 2021. (Liam Richards/The Canadian Press)
He is also vehemently opposed to vaccine passports — a position that appears to have given the PPC a boost among unvaccinated voters. But the improved showing failed to produce any seats in Canada’s firstpast-the-post electoral system. Bernier finished a distant second in his riding of Beauce, which was easily won by the Conservative incumbent, Richard Lehoux. “This is not just a political party. This is a movement. It is an ideological revolution that we are starting now,” Bernier told supporters in Saskatoon. The Liberals owe their re-election to strong performances in the country’s two most populous provinces, Ontario and Quebec. Toronto and its surrounding suburbs — colloquially known as “the 905” after its area code — proved to be a resilient Liberal fortress; the Conservatives failed to make any significant gains among GTA voters. Only one of the area’s many seats, Thornhill, elected a Conservative MP. However, with votes still left to be counted, Liberal cabinet minister Deb Schulte is also in a tough fight in her riding of King-Vaughan.
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In Quebec, where the separatist Bloc Québécois is poised to pick up two more than the 32 seats it held in the last Parliament, the Liberal brand also performed well — although the Liberals were hoping for more gains there to vault it into majority government territory. Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet during a news conference Sept. 18, with candidate Louis Sansfacon in Quebec City. (Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press) Trudeau cruised to victory in his own riding of Papineau. Other cabinet ministers, including FrançoisPhilippe Champagne in Quebec’s SaintMaurice-Champlain and Mona Fortier in Ontario’s Ottawa-Vanier, also posted lopsided victories and were easily reelected. But at least one Liberal cabinet minister from Ontario, Maryam Monsef, went down to defeat. Monsef was easily bested by Conservative candidate Michelle Ferreri in the eastern Ontario riding of Peterborough-Kawartha — a seat that, until tonight, had a 40-year record as an election bellwether. Liberal cabinet minister Bernadette Jordan loses her N.S. seat While voters have returned a Liberal government to Ottawa, results from Atlantic Canada’s 32 seats suggest O’Toole’s more centrist brand of conservatism resonated in the region. Newfoundland and Labrador and the Maritimes have been a Liberal stronghold for the last two election cycles — the party swept every seat there in 2015 and dropped only five in 2019. O’Toole, who has appointed a number of Maritimers to senior roles in the party, performed better than his recent predecessors in this region. Former prime minister Stephen Harper was shut out of Atlantic Canada in 2015 while Scheer picked up only four seats in the 2019 contest. C o n s e r v a t i v e candidates have been declared elected in seven of the region’s ridings. Conservative Rick Perkins has unseated Liberal incumbent Bernadette Jordan in the Nova Scotia riding of South Shore-St Margarets. Jordan served as fisheries minister in Trudeau’s cabinet. The Conservative candidate in Cumberland-Colchester, Stephen Ellis, easily picked off Liberal incumbent Lenore Zann. As Alberta grapples with another public health emergency under the leadership of Premier Jason Kenney, the Conservative brand took a hit in that province. Liberal candidate George Chahal beat the Conservative incumbent in Calgary Skyview and Edmonton Centre was also on track to go red, Final Results are: Liberal – 160, Conservative – 119, Block Quebecois – 33, New Democrats – 25, Green 2, People’s Party – 0, Others – 0
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Final funeral rites and thanksgiving service of the Late Mrs. Anna Osei-Achampong By Jonathan Baah Annobil, Toronto
Madam Anna Osei-Achampong’s (Ante Yaa) 71 life was celebrated at the Apostles’ Continuation Banquet Hall, 10 Belfield Road, Etobicoke. It was held on Saturday September 18th 2021. She is survived by husband Nana OseiAchampong, and 3 children Ken, Vanessa and Irene.
Appreciation for your love and support Re: Late Mrs. Anna Osei-Achampong Final Funeral Rites of Rev. Peter Awuah Final funeral rites of Rev. Peter Awuah, 59, held on Saturday September 25, 2021 at the Manhyia Banquet hall, 295 Eddystone Avenue North York. He is survived by wife Mrs. Georgina Awuah, 5 children, Joshua, Malachi, Gideon, Joseph, Blessing and brother Yaw Asare Bediako.
On behalf of Abusuapanin OseiAchampong and his family, the entire Abankroman Association of Canada, we wish to express our sincere appreciation, gratitude and thanks for the outpouring of love, support and goodwill shown by the Ghanaian Community in the Greater Toronto area and the following: The Asanteman Association of Toronto, ACONA, The Ghanaian Catholic Community of Toronto, Father Yaw Acheampong, Father Alex Osei, Father Banahene, Deacon Joseph Owusu Afiriyie, The Ahmadiyya Old Students Association of Toronto, The leadership of GCAO, Mrs. Felicia Botchwey, The Ghanaian News, Otumfuo Aboafuohene Nana Osei Agyemang Bawuah, Okuapiman Association of Toronto, Ga-Adangbe, Okyeman Association of Toronto and The Abankroman Association of USA before and during the funeral of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, inlaw, aunt, sister and friend; Mrs. Anna Osei –Achampong. The physical separation is excruciatingly painful. Our hearts are heavy with grief and the void left by Anna’s passing can never be filled. However, we take consolation in the fact that Anna loved the Lord. We are certain she is resting peacefully in the bosom of
her heavenly Father, and are reassured by the verses below: John 11:26 “And anyone who lives and believes in me will never die … “ Helen Keller” What we once enjoyed and dearly loved, we can never lose. For all that we love deeply, becomes a part of us.” May the Almighty bless, favour and protect you all, may all the desires of your heart be granted. Once again, thank you very much and please stay safe! Abusuapanin Kofi Owusu
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China tightens political control of internet giants cont’d from pg. 16
Investors, many burned by the drop in technology shares, are keeping their money on the sidelines. Tencent’s market capitalization of $575 billion is down $350 billion from its February peak, a decline But party plans emphasize robots, equal to more than the total value of chips and other hardware, so these Nike Inc. or Pfizer Inc. companies are rushing to show their loyalty by shifting billions of CEO Masayoshi Son of Japan’s Softbank Group — an early investor dollars into those. in Alibaba — said on Aug. 11 he will The ruling party’s campaign is put off new China deals. Softbank prompting warnings the world invested $11 billion in ride-hailing might decouple, or split into service Didi Global, whose share separate markets with incompatible price has fallen by one-third since technology. Products from China its U.S. stock market debut on July wouldn’t function in the United 30. States or Europe, and vice versa. Innovation and efficiency would The crackdown began in November suffer. when Beijing ordered Ant Group, U.S. curbs on Chinese access to which grew out of Alibaba’s telecom and other technology Alipay online payments service, haven’t helped. to postpone its stock market debut in Hong Kong and Shanghai. The Alibaba said it will invest $28 company, which offers online billion to develop operating system savings and investment services, software, processor chips and was told to scale back its plans and network technology. The company to install bank-style systems to vet has pledged $1 billion to nurture borrowers and manage lending 100,000 developers and tech risks. Industry analysts cut forecasts startups over the next three years. of Ant’s expected stock market Last year, Tencent promised to invest value. $70 billion in digital infrastructure. Meituan, an e-commerce, delivery Meanwhile, Xi’s government is and service platform, raised $10 tightening control over data gathered billion to develop self-driving by private companies about the vehicles and robots. public — especially at Alibaba and Tencent, which have hundreds of Chinese officials recognize the millions of users. China’s leaders campaign imposes an economic see information about its 1.4 billion cost but are unwilling to speak up, people as a tool for gaining insight said Tsang. “Who is going to stand into the public and economy — and up and say to Xi Jinping, your policy a potential security risk in private is going to be harmful to China?” hands. stories of the past two decades. Alibaba is the biggest e-commerce company, while Tencent operates the popular WeChat messaging service.
Celebration of life The life of Superior Evangelist Kwabena Bonsu, 71 celebrated on Saturday September 18th, 2021 at the Apostles’ Continuation Church Hall, 10 Belfield Road Etobicoke. He is survived by wife Mrs. Georgina Acquah, children and grandchildren.
A law that takes effect Nov. 1 establishes security standards, prohibits companies from disclosing information without customer permission and tells them to limit how much they collect. Unlike data protection laws in Western countries, the Chinese rules say nothing about limiting government or ruling party access to personal information. Beijing also is accused of using its stockpile of data about the public in a campaign of repression against Uyghurs and other mostly Muslim minorities in China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang.
microblogging platform Sina Weibo and social media site Xiaohongshu also have been fined for distributing sexually suggestive stickers or short videos of children. Tencent’s music service was ordered to end exclusive contracts with providers. Beijing is also using the crackdown to narrow China’s politically sensitive wealth gap by pushing tech giants to share their wealth with employees and consumers.
Didi, Meituan and other delivery and ride-hailing businesses were ordered in May to cut fees charged to drivers and improve their benefits and security. Meituan CEO Wang Xing promised to donate $2.3 “Very lax” until a few months ago, billion to environmental and social China has become “one of the most initiatives. Tencent’s Ma pledged active and forceful jurisdictions in $2 billion to charity. regulating the digital economy,” Alibaba has promised to spend 100 wrote Angela Zhang, an anti- billion yuan ($15.5 billion) on job monopoly expert at the University creation, rural development and of Hong Kong law school, in a other initiatives to support Xi’s paper this month. “common prosperity” campaign. In April, Alibaba was fined 18.3 billion yuan ($2.8 billion) for offenses that included prohibiting vendors that wanted to use its platforms from dealing with Alibaba’s competitors.
Such income redistribution plans are “reminiscent of the mass mobilization and populist strategies” of the 1950s and ‘60s under then-leader Mao Zedong, Zhang wrote.
Units of Alibaba, Tencent, live-streaming site Kuaishou,
By JOE McDONALD and ZEN SOO AP Business Writers
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Welcome to Cross-Point Medical and Rehab Centre, Accra, Ghana By Staff Reporter, Accra, Ghana •
For those who think that Specialist Medical Facilities in Ghana is a problem, Cross-Point is saying otherwise.
What is Cross point Medical and Rehab Centre? Cross-Point Stroke Medical and Rehab Centre is an innovative social intervention in the healthcare sector, aiming to provide both general medical care and specialized care for persons with mobility and motoring disabilities deriving from stroke, accidents, and other conditions. Cross-Point was established to provide residential care to relieve families from the burden of caring for their immobilized loved ones. The social interventionist approach to healthcare is in recognition of the challenges facing clients in need of continuous rehabilitative care following discharge from the hospital. At Cross point Medical and Rehab Centre we understand the struggles families face in caring for their relations suffering from stroke and accident injury etc., and the challenge of balancing work and care for their loved ones. We focus on getting stroke sufferers to regain their normalcy through a coordinated effort and patient management approach by a team of professionals in collaboration with the patient, family and caregivers. The idea of providing a facility such as Cross-Point has stemmed from an evaluation of the health service sector which revealed a gap in continuous medical care for patients suffering debilitating conditions. Most families struggle with provision of care for their loved ones when they are discharged from the hospital after the acute stroke therapy. So Cross-Point provides an intervention for families that are struggling to care for their loved ones with stroke conditions. The residential rehabilitation service provided by Cross-Point will bring relief and assurance of professional care and recovery to families of stroke patients. At Cross-Point, we work with the patient and family towards full recovery and re-bouncing into a life of dignity.
Our Mission The mission of Cross-Point Medical and Rehab Centre is to improve the quality of life of persons with mobility and motoring disabilities deriving from stroke and other conditions or accidents by providing high quality physical and cognitive rehabilitation services to restore them to wholeness as much as possible.
Our Vision •
To be the preeminent, independent provider of physical and cognitive rehabilitation services within the African market.
To be the national leader for rehabilitation excellence and innovation in the delivery of care and patient safety, continually improving quality and the patient care experience. • To provide exemplary clinical care that sets a world community standard for excellence as measured by outcomes. • To be the employer of choice, providing a highly rewarding environment for our employees thus attracting and retaining the most competent
Cost of Treatment Treatment of stroke and other mobility conditions is intensive, demanding, and therefore costly. Whilst Cross-Point empathizes with patients and their relatives on the costs involved in recovering and getting well, we also believe that the cost is worth seeing oneself or a loved one get back on their feet and return to normal life with the family. Consequently, at Cross-Point we count on clients’ diligent adherence to payment plans and fulfillment of financial obligations. Cost of treatment varies per patient and will depend on the treatment package prescribed by the physiatrist following a review of their medical records, as well as the customized program selected by the clients, who have the option to pay for their treatment in the following ways: 1. 50% upfront before admission and start of treatment and remaining 50% within 30 days 2.
100% payment upfront
Get In Touch With Us
Phone: +233204333613, +233559092494, +233559955161 Email:email@example.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/cross-point Website: https://crosspointstrokerehab.com
Find Us At:
4th turn on the left, Palm Avenue(Pillar 2 Road), Opposite 2nd Gate of Atomic Energy Commission(Haatso, Accra)
24 Hour Personal Care For Patients. Monday – Sunday
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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:
Very Rev. Joseph Owusu Atuahene Minister-in-charge
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.
Redemption Methodist Church
Ottawa Methodist 613-823-2291
Vancouver Methodist 416-833-1615
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
FOOD FOR LIFE
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Bringing the Gospel to our Community By Rev. Isaac De-Graft Takyi THE CHRISTIAN AND COVID-19: “LOVE IS GRATEFUL: UNDERSTANDING THE POWER AND IMPORTANCE OF GRATITUDE 17
“Panic not, fear not, worry not, blame not, complain not, condemn not and criticize not, BUT Trust God, Have Faith, Be Hygienic, Socially Distance, Mask Up, Pray Always, Love People, Hate None, Worship God, Reach Out, Serve Society and Make a Difference”—Isaac De-Graft Takyi “If you can be grateful to God for where you came from and for where you are, no devil can stop you from seeing your God giving dreams come to pass, can stop your destiny and nothing can prevent you from seeing your God.”—Isaac De-Graft Takyi Facts about Gratitude Until God is shown gratitude for what He did for you in the past, He is not interested in what you want Him to do for you in the present and the future. To attract God’s interest in you, be grateful. Your Love for God is reflected in your gratitude. Your gratitude shows your love for God. Gratitude is the doorway to the destiny of glory (Jer. 30:19; Rom. 8:29-20; Prov. 3:35). To have open doors be grateful The believer’s destiny of glorification is feasible by the action of his gratitude (Rom. 8:29-20). To be glorified, be grateful. Your glory is based on your gratitude. Gratitude is the escape route from the world of smallness to the world of greatness. To be Great, be grateful. Gratitude secures one’s past, and present blessings, and attracts God’s future blessings (Mal. 2:1-4; Dan. 4:3435, 37). To secure and attract God’s blessings be grateful. Your gratitude guarantees your security. QUESTIONS ON GRATITUDE Do you believe that “As you are right now, you have something to thank God for?” Who do you need to show gratitude to today, this month and this year? Think about two or three people to show gratitude to today, this month and this year PURPOSE To to be to us
challenge and encourage us know how important it is to grateful and to stay grateful God and the people around this thanksgiving month.
Let us focus on Psalm 107 This psalm is composed of two main parts: a hymn of thanksgiving (verses 1–32) and a song of praise (verses 33– 43). The psalm seems to be intended for use by pilgrims who have come to Jerusalem for one of the great festivals. It opens with a general call to praise Yahweh (verses 1–3), followed by four strophes in which Yahweh is thanked by different groups for what
He has done for them: people who have traveled across deserts (verses 4–9); people who have been prisoners (verses 10–16); people who have been sick (verses 17–22); and people who have traveled across the sea (verses 23–32). In each strophe there is a double refrain: the people’s cry for help (verses 6, 13, 19, 28) and the exhortation to praise Yahweh (verses 8, 15, 21–22, 31–32). The psalm closes with praise to Yahweh for what He has done for His people (verses 33–43).1 Each of these four verses serves as a transition from the first part of the stanza (which describes the plight of the people) and the second part (which tells how Yahweh saved them).2 The Psalmist shows us 7 kinds of people. The Lonely The Stuck The Sick The Needy The Prisoner The Broke The Storm Facers Do not let any of these situations stop you from giving thanks to God. Psalm 107 Verses 1-7 1 Give thanks to t he Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. 2 Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story—those he redeemed from the hand of the foe, 3 those he gathered from the lands, from east and west, from north and south.[a] 4 Some wandered in desert wastelands, finding no way to a city where they could settle. 5 They were hungry and thirsty, and their lives ebbed away. 6 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. 7 He led them by a straight way to a city where they could settle.
1 Bratcher, R. G., &Reyburn, W. D. (1991). A translator’s handbook on the book of Psalms (p. 920). New York: United Bible Societies. 2 Bratcher, R. G., &Reyburn, W. D. (1991). A translator’s handbook on the book of Psalms (p. 922). New York: United Bible Societies.
Some became fools through their rebellious ways PRINCIPLES and suffered affliction because Gratitude focuses on God’s goodness of their iniquities. and unfailing love. 18 They loathed all food Gratitude focuses on God’s redemption and drew near the gates of death. and deliverance. 19 Then they cried to Gratitude tells the redemption story. the Lord in their trouble, Verses 8-14 and he saved them from their distress. 8 Let them give thanks the Lord for 20 He sent out his word and healed them; his unfailing love and his wonderful he rescued them from the grave. deeds for mankind, 9 for he satisfies the thirsty and fills PRINCIPLES the hungry with good things. Gratitude produces on God’s divine 10 Some sat in darkness, in utter healing. darkness, prisoners suffering in iron Gratitude makes the impossible chains, possible. 11 because they rebelled against God’s Gratitude guarantees God’s protection commands and despised the plans of from Death and the grave. the Most High. Verses 21-30 12 So he subjected them to bitter labor; 21 Let them give thanks to they stumbled, and there was no one the Lord for his unfailing love to help. and his wonderful deeds for mankind. 13 Then they cried to the Lord in 22 Let them sacrifice thank offerings their trouble, and he saved and tell of his works with songs them from their distress. of joy. 14 He brought them out of darkness, the 23 Some went out on the sea in ships; utter darkness, and broke away their they were merchants chains. on the mighty waters. 24 They saw the works of the Lord, PRINCIPLES his wonderful deeds in the deep. Gratitude focuses on God’s wonderful 25 For he spoke and stirred up a tempest works. that lifted high the waves. Gratitude focuses on God’s provision- 26 They mounted up to the heavens For the thirsty, hungry, rebellion, and and went down to the depths; the distressed. in their peril their courage melted away. Give God Thanks 27 They reeled and Verses 15-20 staggered like drunkards; 15 Let them give thanks to they were at their wits’ end. the Lord for his unfailing love 28 Then they cried out to and his wonderful deeds for mankind, the Lord in their trouble, 16 for he breaks down gates of bronze and he brought them out of their distress. and cuts through bars of iron. cont’d on pg. 50
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Disciples Revival Church Healing & Deliverance Centre Rev. Dr. & Rev (Mrs) Charles Mantey Founders/Senior Pastors
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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:email@example.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.
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
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)
Etobicoke, Ont., M9w 5S5
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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:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
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
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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Safe Haven 5K Walk & Fundraiser in support of Breast Cancer Awareness cont’d from pg. 31
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:
about 6.5K, more than required 5K. At the end of the walk, Dr. Charles Sagoe, Executive member of the Ghanaian Association of Durham (GAD), which sponsored the event, thanked all the participants for their effort. He commended Janet Brakohiapa for her vision and passion for organizing the walk in support of the Safe Haven Organizations. He thanked all the donors and contributors across the communities for their support and all the volunteers who worked behind the scenes to make things happen. The Canada walk was organized by Safe Haven Cancer Support Society in collaboration with the Ghanaian Association of Durham. Before the Walk, Ms. Janet Brakohiapa, who herself is a Cancer survivor, gave a brief background of the organizations in Canada and Ghana. She also explained the purpose of the fundraising which includes raising money to keep the physical facility in Ghana open and running. Together with her brother, a radiologist, she founded the Safe Haven Cancer Support Centre in Ghana which is a registered nonprofit organization. In Canada,
Safe Haven Cancer Support Society is also registered as a not for profit organization. The main objectives of the organizations are; to provide basic and general information about breast cancer; the importance early detection and diagnosis for successful treatment and prevention of high mortality rates; support for patients, survivors and their families and donation of resources like mastectomy brassieres and mammary prosthesis. The organizations also offer information on where cancer patients can find the resources and support they need to cope with the disease. Proceeds of the walk and other fundraising activities will go towards the running of the Safe Haven Cancer Support organizations’ programs and the operation of the physical Centre in Ghana. For more information and upcoming events, check out their website at www.safehavencss.org. They can also be found on facebook at Safe haven cancer support society and on instagram. The organizations receive no public funding and rely on the generous donations of individual and private donors to fund their services.
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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Fight covid with a strong immune system! provide antioxidants which help the body recover from inflammation. Inflammation results when the body is fighting illness.Other conditions which contribute to inflammation include chronic stress, smoking, sleep deprivation and inactivity. Excessive, chronic inflammation is associated with heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, and bowel diseases.Thus, maintaining a strong immune system benefits overall health.
By Dr. Sandra Anthony. Our immune system is probably the most important part of our body. It helps us fight harmful bacteria and viruses (germs), it helps usto recover from illness caused by germsincluding coronavirus and, overall, it helps to maintain good health. Food is important for a healthy immune system but, contrary to what you may see on the Internet, you cannot boost your immune system by eating specific foods or by taking supplements. A well-balanced, healthy diet iskey to general good health and a strong immune system. When we are sick, our immune system becomes more active – to fight the infection so we can get better; this increases the demand for energy (calories) and nutrients. Eating a variety of fruits, vegetables, peas, beans, grains (oats, barley, corn, flax, chia), will help to keep your immune function in top shape. Protein sources like various meats, sea food, eggs, cheese, tofu and milk are also important. While nuts are high in nutrients, they are also loaded with fat – be careful if you’re watching your weight!
For a strong immune system … to fight covid: • Manage stress magic pill against covid. There is no “superfood” or magic pill against covid - but vitamin D is an important nutrient! Even with a healthy diet, it may be difficult for people with dark skin to get enough vitamin D because our skin cannot use sunlight to manufacture it. Good sources of vitamin D include: oily fish (eg.salmon, herring, mackerel, rainbow trout, sardines), fortified milk, fortified cereals, red meat, liver, egg yolks and cod liver oil. If you aren’t consuming enough of these foods, a supplement should be considered.
Other nutrients which help to maintain Lately vitamin D has been ‘starring’ a strong immune system include on the Internet– some believe it’s a vitamins A, C and E, zinc, selenium and omega-3 fatty acids.These nutrients
Kwabena Duffuor writes: Building our future, saving our youth cont’d from pg. 5 in hiring Ghanaian youth, whether it be unskilled labor or newly graduated academics. We achieve that by offering companies tax breaks for hiring people aged 18-36, thus making youth employment profitable for companies. While the state will carry part of the cost of those wages, the cost of unemployment is a tremendous economic and social burden on our society, with hardship that cuts across and is inherited through generations. Secondly, we need to create new jobs that will cater to both unskilled laborers and the academically inclined, so that we avoid creating a two-tiered society where higher education is the only way to succeed. By making comprehensive infrastructure investments across the country, which will provide employment opportunities for both unskilled labor and newly graduated academics from across the professional spectrum, we would not only be saving one generation but building a Ghana that is fit to serve many more – a modern, well-built Ghana, with roads, bridges, buildings and railways fit for a growing country, filled with hope and confidence. Ghana is suffering from a youth unemployment epidemic, and we must act. Over 60% of this country are under 36 years of age, the youth is literally the future of this country, and we are sacrificing our collective future by ignoring their needs.
It is said that we do not inherit the earth, but merely borrow it from our children, and we owe it to them to do better, to allow them to dream, flourish and grow. A combined youth employment- and infrastructure package should be at the top of the agenda for the next government, because we have no time to lose. It is unworthy a country like Ghana to have foreigners employed while our youth is suffering, and it is equally undignified to have our infrastructure crumble before our eyes. We can solve both by making them a priority, and we can literally build our future while saving our youth. My father built with his hands and through his toil, I was allowed to build things with my mind, to create and succeed through ingenuity and entrepreneurship. I never take that journey for granted, nor does a day pass that do not thank God for the opportunities I was given. I was lucky to be allowed to dream of a better life and make it happen, and I want every young person in Ghana to have a chance at achieving the Ghanaian dream, a real opportunity at making something of themselves so that they can help build, run and better this great country. We owe this to our children, and we owe it to ourselves. The writer has vast knowledge in public administration. He was a former Bank of Ghana Governor, former Finance minister and currently the Founder and President of Institute of Fiscal Studies Ghana. (IFS). Columnist: thebftonline.com
• Exercise regularly • Maintain weight
• Eat a balanced diet (lots of fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes) • Do not smoke • Get adequate sleep • If you drink alcohol, do so in moderation • Avoid infection by washing your hands frequently and cooking meats thoroughly. Finally, this information is for healthy adults; children, the elderly and those who are immunocompromised,have different dietaryneeds. Submitted by Dr. Sandra Anthony. Send questions or comments to: dr_ email@example.com
The Christian and COVID-19: “Love is Grateful: Understanding the Power and Importance of GRATITUDE cont’d from pg. 45
by oppression, calamity, and sorrow; He stilled the storm to a whisper; 40 he who pours contempt on nobles the waves of the sea[b] were hushed. made them wander in a trackless waste. 30 They were glad when it grew calm, 41 But he lifted the and he guided them to their desired needy out of their affliction haven. and increased their families like flocks. 42 The upright see and rejoice, Principles but all the wicked shut their Gratitude focuses on been generous to mouths. God. 43 Let the one who is Gratitude focuses on sacrificing a wise heed these things thanks offering. and ponder the loving deeds of Gratitude focuses on offering songs of the Lord. joy. Verses 31-43 PRINCIPLES 31 Let them give thanks to Gratitude focuses on public worship of the Lord for his unfailing love God. and his wonderful deeds for mankind. Gratitude Focuses on remaining wise. 32 Let them exalt him in Gratitude shows that you are wise the assembly of the people Gratitude focuses on meditating on the and praise him in the council of loving deeds of God. the elders. 33 He turned rivers into a desert, ADMONITION flowing springs into thirsty ground, 14 Make thankfulness your 34 and fruitful land into a salt waste, sacrifice to God and keep the because of the wickedness vows you made to the Most High. of those who lived there. 15 Then call on me when you are in 35 He turned the desert into pools of water trouble, and I will rescue you, and and the parched ground you will give me glory.” —Psalm into flowing springs; 50:14-15 36 there he brought the hungry to live, and they founded a city Pray: where they could settle. “I am considering your great love for 37 They sowed fields me today, Lord, and admit it is over and planted vineyards my heard. You heard my cry when I that yielded a fruitful harvest; was lonely, trapped, sick, broke, in 38 he blessed them, and their prison, in need and in the storm. My numbers greatly increased, sins, mistakes and unworthiness did and he did not let their herds diminish. not stop You for a moment. You took 39 Then their numbers firm hold on me, and I thank you, My decreased, and they were humbled Lord and My God” 29
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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.
Herbal supplements: What to know before you buy Herbal supplements aren’t right for everyone. Get the facts before you buy •
Echinacea to prevent colds. Ginkgo to improve memory. Flaxseed to lower cholesterol. The list of herbal remedies goes on and on. Herbal supplements, sometimes called botanicals, aren’t new. Plants have been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. However, herbal supplements haven’t been subjected to the same scientific scrutiny and aren’t as strictly regulated as medications. For example, makers of herbal supplements don’t have to get approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before putting their products on the market. Yet some herbal supplements — including products labeled as “natural” — have drug-like effects that can be dangerous. So it’s important to do your homework and investigate potential benefits and side effects of herbal supplements before you buy. And be sure to talk with your doctor, especially if you take medications, have chronic health problems, or are pregnant or breast-feeding. Are herbal supplements safe? Herbal supplements are regulated by
Health Canada as drugs or as foods. They fall under a category called dietary supplements. The rules for dietary supplements are as follows: •
Manufacturers don’t have to seek Health Canada approval before putting dietary supplements on the market. In addition, companies can claim that products address a nutrient deficiency, support health or are linked to body functions — if they have supporting research and they include a disclaimer that Health Canada hasn’t evaluated the claim.
Manufacturers must follow good manufacturing practices to ensure that supplements are processed consistently and meet quality standards. These regulations are intended to keep the wrong ingredients and contaminants, such as pesticides and lead, out of supplements, as well as make sure that the right ingredients are included in appropriate amounts. Once a dietary supplement is on the market , Health Canada is responsible for monitoring its safety. If Health Canada finds a product to be unsafe, it can take action against the manufacturer or distributor or both, and may issue a warning or require that the product be removed from the market.
These regulations provide assurance that herbal supplements meet certain quality standards and that Health Canada can intervene to remove dangerous products from the market. The rules do not, however, guarantee that herbal supplements are safe for anyone to use. Because many supplements contain active ingredients that have strong effects in the body, these products can pose unexpected risks. For example, taking a combination of herbal supplements or using supplements together with prescribed medications could lead to harmful, even life-threatening results. For this reason, it’s important to talk with your doctor before using herbal supplements.
Contact the manufacturer. If you have questions about a specific product, call the manufacturer or distributor. Ask to talk with someone who can answer questions, such as what data the company has to substantiate its products’ claims. Who shouldn’t supplements?
If you don’t understand something on an herbal supplement’s label, ask your pharmacist or the distributor for an explanation. If you are not sure check with your doctor. How do you know if herbal supplements’ claims are true? Manufacturers of herbal supplements are responsible for ensuring that the claims they make about their products aren’t false or misleading and that they’re backed up by adequate evidence. So be a smart consumer and do a little homework. Don’t just rely on a product’s marketing. Look for objective, research-based information to evaluate a product’s claims. To get reliable information about a particular supplement:
If you have health issues, it’s essential that you talk with your doctor before trying herbal supplements. In fact, in some high-risk situations, your doctor will likely recommend that you avoid herbal supplements altogether. It’s especially important that you talk to your doctor before using herbal supplements if: •
You’re taking prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medications. Some herbs can cause serious side effects when mixed with prescription and OTC drugs, such as aspirin, blood thinners , blood pressure or diabetes medications. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about possible interactions.
Pregnant or breast-feeding women should avoid herbal preparations at all costs. Medications that may be safe for you as an adult may be harmful to your fetus or your breast-feeding infant. As a general rule, don’t take any medications — prescription, OTC or herbal — when you’re pregnant or breast-feeding unless your doctor approves.
People who are undergoing or have recently had surgery should avoid herbal preparations . Many herbal supplements can affect the success of surgery. Some may decrease the effectiveness of anesthetics or cause dangerous complications, such as bleeding or high blood pressure. Tell your doctor about any herbs you’re taking or considering taking as soon as you know you need surgery.
How do you know what’s in an herbal supplement? Health Canada requires that the following information be included on the labels of all herbal supplements: The name of the herbal supplement, the name and address of manufacturer or distributor; a complete list of ingredients — either in the Supplement Facts panel or listed beneath it; serving size, amount and active ingredient
Ask your doctor or pharmacist. Even if they don’t know about a specific supplement, they may be able to point you to the latest medical guidance about its uses and risks.
As a rule of thumb, do not mix herbal medicines with prescription medications or medications that you buy over the counter. Be ware of herbal medications that claim to “Cure” different diseases. Remember, in life there are no short cuts and easy/quick fixes may lead to trouble.
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Kamaldeen Sulemana named in L’equipe’s Ghana can’t make last-minute change to top ten revelations of venue for Zimbabwe clash - Ghanasoccernet. the season com reveals why The venue for the game between Ghana and Zimbabwe on Saturday, October 9, 2021 in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers has generated huge controversy after the GFA and the National Sports Authority fell off over who has the authority to issue accreditation.
Black Stars winger, Kamaldeen Sulemana, has been named in L’equipe’s top ten revelations of the season.
On Tuesday GHANASoccernet.com broke the news that the FA is considering moving the game to the Obuasi Len Clay stadium after the National Sports Authority issued a statement that only accreditation secured from their outfit will be valid for the match.
The 19-year-old has been in scintillating form since joining Stade Rennais in the summer transfer window from FC Nordsjaelland.
This has led to uncertainty over the precise match venue for Saturday’s game despite FIFA confirming the Cape Coast stadium.
The French tabloid selected the teen sensation as one of the discoveries of Ligue 1 after nine matches in the ongoing campaign.
GHANASoccernet.com can disclose that the match venue can’t be changed due to FIFA’s regulations on match centers for international games.
Sulemana has scored three goals in the French league and provided an important assist as Stade Rennais shocked PSG on Sunday, October 3, 2021.
According to FIFA regulation article 21: (1): The venues of matches shall be set by the host association and/or by the confederation, as applicable, and the matches may only be played in stadiums that have been inspected and approved
Black Stars winger, Kamaldeen Sulemana
He is joined by Mohamed Bayo (Clermont), Mohamed-Ali Cho (Angers), Kevin Danso (Lens), Bamba Dieng (Marseille), Hugo Ekitike (Reims), Malo Gusto (Lyon), Issa Kaboré (Troyes), Timothée Pembélé (Bordeaux) and Pablo Rosario (Nice). The Right to Dream Academy graduate has also netted one goal in Europe. ghanasoccernet.com
Amponsah remains the undisputed king of long distances William Amponsah maintained his status as the undisputed king of the long distances in Ghana as he emerged the winner of the fourth edition of the Asante Akyem Marathon over the weekend.
Amponsah clocked 1:12.39 seconds to beat the defending champion Ishmael Arthur to win the 21-kilometre race. The men’s started the race from Juasohenekrom – Agogo Market Centre in the morning with 150 registered athletes, made up of 85% men and 20% women. Amponsah broke away from the leading ground after the five-kilometre mark but Arthur and Koogo Atia followed him until at the 8km mark. He increased his pace again to stretch his lead until the finish line and crossed the finish line in 1:12.39 seconds to win the gold medal, which is a new course record time. Arthur finished second in 1:14.42 seconds and Atia also placed third to take home the bronze medal in 1:15.22 seconds. Atia won the maiden edition of the Ashiyie Marathon. All the times are official and it’s certified by Ghana Athletics Association (GAA). GNA
(3): The host association shall inform its opponents and the FIFA general secretariat of the kick-off time at least 60 days before the match in question is due to be played. If the host association requests a change, the written approval of the visiting team must be obtained at least 30 days before the match. After this deadline, only FIFA may approve a late change of kick-off time based on well-founded and documented reasons. GHANASOCCERNET
Dortmund trainer Otto Addo starts work as Ghana assistant coach Dortmund trainer, Otto Addo officially commenced his duty as Ghana’s assistant coach on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. The former Ghana international was spotted in Black Stars’ first training session at the Cape Coast stadium ahead of the crucial World Cup qualifiers against Zimbabwe. Otto Addo is said to have led an ‘exciting training’ as 25 players were taken through several routines to get them ready for Saturday.
Athlete, William Amponsah
by the confederation concerned. The opponents and the FIFA general secretariat shall be notified by the host association and/or by the confederation, as applicable, at least eight weeks before the match in question is due to be played. In principle, the venue is to be located no further than 150km away from the nearest international airport, which shall not exceed a maximum two-hour drive. The airport should offer landing possibilities for charter flights in the event that the visiting association opts to charter its delegation’s flight directly to this airport. If associations cannot agree on match venues, the FIFA Organising Committee shall make the final decision.
“What I know is that Otto will be working as a service provider at least for now, unfortunately, because having sought permission from his club, Borussia Dortmund, they felt they cannot release him,” GFA spokesperson Henry Asante Twum revealed. “It will take time for him to come and work for us fully. So for now Otto will be doing pay-as-you-go. He comes to work during the international breaks and then goes back.”
Addo was appointed first assistant coach in September, accepting to work with Serbian tactician Milovan Rajevac and second assistant coach Maxwell Konadu.
He will be in the dugout on Saturday when the Black Stars host Zimbabwe in a must-win encounter at the Cape Coast Stadium. Three days later, the two teams will meet again in Harare.
However, Addo has not quit a similar role he has at Dortmund and is combining both jobs.
Ghana needs to win both games to stay in contention for qualification to Qatar. Ghanaweb
Ghanaian teen Pierre Dwomoh gets Belgium U18 call-up Ghanaian teen Pierre Dwomoh has been called by Belgium and will feature for the European country’s U18 team this month. Dwomoh, born in Ghent and has Ghanaian parents, was invited due to his strong performances this season. The 17-year-old will play in the international friendly matches against Sweden, Norway, Croatia, Czech Republic and Denmark. Dwomoh joined Royal Antwerp in the summer on a long-term deal from Genk, where his career started.
Dwomoh was scouted by Italian giants AC Milan He has thus far made two appearances owing to the who wanted to sign him but couldn’t assure the fact that the transfer was completed late and is yet to midfielder of regular playing time. fully adapt to new environment. GHANAsoccernet
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FOOD AND RECIPES TURKEY STUFFING
Compiled by Nana Ama, Toronto, ON
THANKSGIVING ROASTED TURKEY
1 (18 pounds) whole turkey 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 1 1/2 quarts turkey stock 8 cups prepared stuffing 1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Place rack in the lowest position of the oven. 2. Remove the turkey neck and giblets, rinse the turkey, and pat dry with paper towels. Place the turkey, breast side up, on a rack in the roasting pan. Loosely fill the body cavity with stuffing. Rub the skin with the softened butter, and season with salt and pepper. Position an aluminum foil tent over the turkey. 3. Place turkey in the oven, and pour 2 cups turkey stock into the bottom of the roasting pan. Baste all over every 30 minutes with the juices on the bottom of the pan. Whenever the drippings evaporate, add stock to moisten them, about 1 to 2 cups at a time. Remove aluminum foil after 2 1/2 hours. Roast until a meat thermometer inserted in the meaty part of the thigh reads 180 degrees F (80 degrees C), about 4 hours. 4. Transfer the turkey to a large serving platter, and let it stand for at least 20 to 30 minutes before carving.
INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup (60 mL) butter 1 onion, chopped 2 celery stalks, chopped 4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped 1/4 cup (60 mL) fresh sage, finely chopped 1 tsp (5 mL) dried thyme leaves 1/2 tsp (3 mL) salt and freshly ground pepper (each) 12 cup (3 L) cubed day old crusty bread, about 3/4-inch (2 cm) pieces 3 large eggs, lightly beaten 1/2 cup (125 mL) fresh parsley, chopped 2 cups (500 mL) CAMPBELL'S® Ready to Use Chicken Broth DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Melt butter in a large skillet set over medium heat. Add onion, celery, garlic, sage, thyme, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, for 7 minutes or until vegetables are softened. Cool slightly. 2. Toss vegetable mixture with bread, eggs and parsley. Stir in broth gradually until well combined. Transfer to a buttered 9x13-inch (3 L) casserole dish. 3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until set in the center and golden on top. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
TURKEY GRAVY - Ingredients 1. Turkey: 2. 1 carton CAMPBELL'S STOCK FIRST™ Chicken Stock OR Campbell's® Ready to Use Chicken Broth 3. 3 tbsp (45 mL) lemon juice 4. 1 tsp (5 mL) each, dried basil leaves and dried thyme leaves, crushed 5. 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) ground black pepper 6. 1 (12 lb / 5.5 kg) turkey 7. Pan Gravy: 8. 1 carton CAMPBELL'S STOCK FIRST™ Chicken Stock OR Campbell's® Ready to Use Chicken Broth 9. 1/4 cup (60 mL) all-purpose flour Directions 1. Mix stock or broth with lemon juice, basil, thyme and black pepper to create basting mixture. 2. Roast turkey according to package directions (until internal temperature of turkey reaches 180°F / 82°C), basting occasionally with basting mixture. 3. Once cooked, remove turkey from roasting pan and let turkey stand for 10 minutes before slicing. 4.Pour drippings into a saucepan– skim off fat leaving around ½ cup of drippings. 5.Add remaining stock or broth mixture and flour to drippings in saucepan. 6.Heat until mixture boils and thickens, stirring often. Serve with sliced turkey.
MASH POTATO Ingredients 2 pounds baking potatoes, peeled and quartered 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup milk salt and pepper to taste
Bring a pot of salted water to a boil.
Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes; drain. •
In a small saucepan heat butter and
milk over low heat until butter is melted. Using a potato masher or electric beater, slowly blend milk mixture into potatoes until smooth and creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
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