Friday, February 26, 2016

WWBG unveils new ultra-modern head office

WWBG unveils new ultra-modern head office


Women's World Banking Ghana (WWBG) a Savings and Loans Company that provides lending services to low and middle–income women entrepreneurs and households in Ghana has opened a new office in Accra.

Speaking at a brief ceremony to open the new ultra-modern head office at Tesano in Accra, the Managing Director of the company Ms. Charlotte Lily Baidoo expressed the need for women to have better and quality access to financial resources to grow their businesses and support their households. This she emphasized had been a mission of the institution.

“As a savings and loans company, WWBG has been in the forefront of serving the needs of women, and other entrepreneurs in the markets we serve, as couched in our mission statement and objectives,” Ms. Baidoo said.

“In terms of products and services, WWBG caters for the needs of the small entrepreneur, market woman, table-top trader as well as the Kayayei. Through our door-to-door banking services we reach out to the banked and unbanked in all market centres, where we mop up their excess liquidity for safe-keeping toward a rainy day,” she added.

With its deposit products which include savings, checking, and fixed deposit accounts. The company’s loan products portfolio comprises micro business, financial intermediaries, SME, and consumer loans that include working capital loans for individuals/institutions in the small/large/micro segment of the microfinance market; personal loans for clients in the high net worth earning segment or salaried workers in public and private sectors; and trade finance.

The institution has for over 27 years in existence played tremendous role in the livelihood of low and middle income women entrepreneurs in the country.
However, WWBG do not only cater for women alone but other category of people who needs financial facilities and services.

In his remarks, the board Chairman of WWBG Mr. Keli Gadzekpo recounted how the company had grown in customer and staff strength over the years.

“In the year 1988, an illustrious daughter of this land in the person of late Dr. Esther Ocloo of blessed memory, mooted this lofty idea of raising women from the grassroots through financial education and assistance in credit to enable them manage their businesses effectively.”

As an NGO initially which trained women on how to manage their businesses and basic business record keeping. It also guaranteed women entrepreneurs to take loans from local banks to support their businesses. Then a “SUSU” through which contributors obtained finance for their operations was also introduced.

In 1996 the institution became regulated under the Central Bank of Ghana as a deposit taking and loan granting financial organization.

“Starting with customer strength of 20 women, it has now grown considerably to over 80,000 customers, both male and female as at the end of December, 2015” he explained. 

Women’s World Banking Ghana, a savings and loans company, has more than 60 percent of its active clients being women; and with a staff strength of over 200, about 65 percent of them are women. 

Dignitaries present to grace the occasion were the Guest Speaker, Rev. Mrs. Rita Korankye Ankrah, Dr. Nashiru Issahaku, representative of the Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Elizabeth Boehof of Good well West Africa and representative from Ghana Association of Savings and Loans Companies.

Jovago partners GhanaWeb to facilitate hotel bookings


Jovago.com, Africa's N° 1 hotel booking website and GhanaWeb Ventures, a worldwide leader in online news and information have announced today a partnership to give readers of the online news website direct access to Jovago.com’s online portal and to book an hotel

This would further ensure the ease and flexibility with which readers can access a wide range of hotels and make bookings straight from a white label hosted on the Ghanaweb website. This mutually beneficial partnership makes Ghanaweb a ready to go place not only for news and information but also a place where readers can get ready accommodation by just a few clicks of the mouse.

This white label deal allows Jovago to share its website on Ghanaweb giving readers of this highly patronized information and news hub a wide range of accommodation options to select from as well as a fast and easy medium to book hotels at the best available rates.

GhanaWeb is a very distinguished media house which is not only notable for accurate and reliable news but also has a large number of page views and readers. This represents a wide pool of valuable customers that fall within the Jovago target market.

“The media plays a very important role in increasing brand awareness and informing both already existing customers and potential customers about new and improved products.In this age of globalization and high demand for fast,easy and profitable means of doing business,e-commerce is one sector of business that cannot be underrated. The role of the media in growing brands and making us more visible and accessible is priceless and very much appreciated by brands such as ours’’ said Claire Staal, Managing Director of Jovago Ghana.

Jovago which currently holds the position as Africa’s largest inventory of hotels will become more recognized in Ghana and beyond as Ghanaweb reaches many viewers and readers far beyond the shores of Ghana and Africa . 

Bennet Otoo, Public Relations Manager at Jovago Ghana said, “It is great for Jovago to partner with such a media giant as Ghanaweb who will aid us increase our brand awareness and reach more valuable travelers via their well structured website. Jovago aims at becoming more accessible to make travel more easy and affordable in Africa. Building long lasting business relationships with strong media houses gives us the leverage to grow.” 

This partnership also allows Jovago.com to share travel related stories and tips for travelers as well as provide insights into technology and e-commerce through informative articles on GhanaWeb.

"Travel is a very important facet of every business entity these days and people are looking to travel for one reason or the other. Whether the travel is for business or pleasure,people naturally want a fast,easy and convenient way to get quality but affordable accommodation.Associating ourselves with Africa’s number one online hotel booking portal with a vast inventory of hotels to meet our viewers demands is a major milestone in our quest to provide added value for GhanaWeb users," added Joost Donkers , Digital-analytics strategist of GhanaWeb.

About Jovago.com

Since its inception in 2013 and the opening of its first offices in Africa, Jovago has been growing steadily.Its large inventory lists 25,000 hotels in over 40 African countries and 200,000 hotels worldwide. With its ongoing success, Jovago aims to accelerate the innovation of its digital services in the hospitality industry in emerging countries.

Jovago.com is an online hotel booking service with offices in Lagos (Nigeria), Nairobi (Kenya), Dakar (Senegal), Accra (Ghana) founded by Africa Internet Group and has MTN and Millicom as investors. 

Jovago.com, Africa’s No.1 booking portal, facilitates the booking process for its users to provide them with the best hotel booking experience with fast, transparent and easy-to-use services.

COVENANT VOICES AND ROYALHOUSE CHAPEL CELEBRATES THE APOSTLE GENERAL ON HIS BIRTHDAY

COVENANT VOICES AND ROYALHOUSE CHAPEL CELEBRATES THE APOSTLE GENERAL ON HIS BIRTHDAY


Apostle General Rev. Sam Korankye Ankrah

Born on the February 23, 1960, Rev. Sam Korankye Ankrah, the Apostle General is a father and a mentor to many.
Reverend Sam Korankye Ankrah serves as the Apostle General of the Royalhouse Chapel International, a church in Ghana with more than 30,000 members. He is also the first vice president of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council.


Quite recently Rev. Korankye Ankrah and his team visited the Koforidua prisons to provide free medical care, drugs, meals and evangelism as part of a mega crusade being held by the Church in Eastern regional capital.
Due to his love for humanitarianism, the work of God, touching generations and changing lives, AG as he is affectionately called had been much celebrated by many people home and abroad on his birthday.
On the occasion of his birthday which is today 23rd February, Covenant Voices a dynamic Choir in Royalhouse Chapel salutes the Apostle General with touching and inspiring messages.

See below:

[11:49, 2/23/2016]: You are a trailblazer of our Generation and the Next Generation. You fought battles on our behalf and interceded for our redemption. You taught us how to talk and walk the Christian way. You LIGHT the way that seem so dark without any clues.

[12:01, 2/23/2016]: This day is not special only to us but to all those people whose lives you have touched with your kindness and generosity. We feel so blessed to have you as our Daddy!!!

With so much Love from your sons and Daughters of COVENANT VOICES & FAMILY It's our Prayer God grant you Long Life and cause you to increase in strength and in stature.
Happy Birthday Apostle General!!!!
[12:09, 2/23/2016]: Daddy You're simply the best. Thanks for touching our generation with the power of God
[12:09, 2/23/2016]: There should be a way of forwarding the summary or a summarized version of these birthday felicitations to Daddy.

Pastor Paapa and the Media team, can you please assist in that regard
[12:09, 2/23/2016]: HBD daddy, we love you and pray for more grace and strength.πŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸ‡πŸ‡πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’
[12:09, 2/23/2016]: The man God has used to add meaning to my life and has made me to understand that it does not matter my background I destine for greatness I say Happy Birthday. AG may you live longer than you ever dreamt off. We love you father.
[12:09, 2/23/2016]: Don’t think that your birthday is just a reminder of another passed year, because for me, it is the celebration that marks the birth of the best person I ever met in my life. God bless you, hoping He will keep you near for many years to come.
I
[12:09, 2/23/2016]: Happy Birthday General of God Most High, the God who began with you and blessed
you, will continue to bless
till you become a blessing.
CONGRATULATION PAPA.
[12:09, 2/23/2016]: Live long and fulfill your dreams .Happy birthday AG
[12:09, 2/23/2016]: You have blessed so many lives through your faithful ministry; may you be blessed greatly in return on this special day. All of us in this great family you have raised wish you a very happy birthday with many more to come. I Love you dearly!  Live forever!
[12:09, 2/23/2016]: Happy birthday to our Mentor, the APOSTLE of our generation. Thank you for teaching us and impacting our life with the word of God. May the Good Lord continue to bless you to take his devine presence to the peoples of the earth.
We will forever grateful.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIR
[12:09, 2/23/2016]: Happy birthday Daddy. May God keep increasing you in Wisdom, Health, Ministry, Love, Compassion and all that HE is using you for, in affecting your generation and the once yet to be born. We love Daddy....
Happy Birthday
[12:09, 2/23/2016]: Happy birthday to my Mentor, the APOSTLE Gen. of our generation. Thank you for teaching us and impacting our life with the word of God. May the Good Lord continue to bless you to take his devine presence to the peoples of the earth.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AG.
[12:09, 2/23/2016]: Happy birthday Daddy you will always be my father, May you grow strong & not weak, in wisdom & knowledge, in spirit & doing miracles, in riches & love etc...now I declare and decree in the next 4 years to come may you take over this nation....Say Amen...
[12:10, 2/23/2016]: Caption :Happy Birthday Apostle General
[12:10, 2/23/2016]: Happy Birthday Apostle Gen. Let the strength and properity of heaven rain upon you, in the Matchless Undefeating Name of Jesus Christ.
[12:10, 2/23/2016]: Happy bday Dad, may God bless and increase the grace upon your life, long life is your portion
[12:10, 2/23/2016]: Hapi celebration to u Papa! May ur strength be renewed like dt of de eagle n wax stronger n stronger for de tax placed b4 u to accomplish! May de unique function on u increase n may all who taste of ur ministry hv a positive turnaround in Jesus' name! May ur day be full of surprises, Apostle G!!!
[13:01, 2/23/2016]: Happy birthday to u my spiritual father, may God bless u all the days of ur life. May He increase in every area of ur life. May the supernatural favour never cease frm ur life.πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ
[13:11, 2/23/2016]: Happy Birthday A.G, God increase u,give u more grace, favour and stand taller than all other prophets in this nation and international. You shld be mouth of God in this world and wen u speak, God has spoken. In Jesus Name Amen
[13:21, 2/23/2016]: Happy Birthday man of God. Your worship, selflessness and heart of giving has really empowered our generation. On your 56th Birthday, my prayer is that our God renews your strength and make you grow younger ; be full of wisdom and power from our LORD and savior. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™Amen



Sources: Covenant Voices

Aim Higher Africa, Forbes Africa to empower Youngreneurs

 At the conference

Leading Education not for profit organisation Aim Higher Africa teamed up with Forbes Africa to launch the first in its series of entrepreneurial discussions at the Lagos Business School.

Technology and the Youngpreneur brought together members of Forbes 30 under 30 to address the issue of Millennials and how they are using technology to create innovative solutions to build businesses that consequently bridge the gap between poverty and prosperity.

The panel was made up of leading young business experts Rex Idaminabo of Achievers Media Group, Adebola Williams co founder Red, Mary Ojulari, CFO CNBC and Forbes Africa, Edose Ohen founder glazed doughnuts and Nkechi "Ink" Eze, editor Bella Naija weddings.

Founder of Aim Higher Africa and Forbes Africa correspondent Peace Hyde moderated the discussion.

The panel highlighted that 2016 was the year that millennials need to think about how to use adaptive technology in creative ways to solve challenges.

Financial literacy will be key in a dire economic climate and how millennials use tech savvy tools to mitigate the looming recession will also be crucial for survival. Aim Higher Africa in recent years have been instrumental in empowering the youth to achieve their fullest potential.

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