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My Foundation building 4 shea butter factories – Samira Bawumia

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The Samira Empowerment for Humanitarian Project (SEHP) is building four factories for Shea butter processing in the Shea nut-rich regions in the Northern part of Ghana, the Second Lady Samira Bawumia has revealed.

Mrs Bawumia revealed that she is moved by the plight of women in the country, hence her focus on matters relating to them.

The second lady eulogised the significant roles played by women and challenged all, including governments, to help prioritise women issues. She indicated that her Foundatiion, for instance has a Shea Empowerment Initiative which is mainly targeting women in the Shea butter value chain from picking to processing.

“With support from Exim Bank-Ghana, we are undertaking the Shea Empowerment Initiative (SEI) to train women within the shea butter industry on how to properly pick and process shea nuts into fine and high quality shea butter for marketing.

“The Shea Empowerment Initiative endeavors to train 1600 women over a three-year period within the shea value chain in the Wa (Upper West), West Mamprusi District (North East Region), Gushiegu (Northern Region) and Kasena Nankena District (Upper East) areas,” Mrs. Bawumia said on Ekosii sen on Accra-based Asempa FM on Monday, 9 March 2020 to mark the International Women’s Day.

The project will train 300 shea pickers and 100 shea processors in each district. Currently, 1400 pickers have been trained on quality shea nut picking, in the first phase.

The Second Lady also highlighted some initiatives by her not-for-profit organisation, the Samira Empowerment and Humanitarian Projects (SEHP), which includes, the ‘Safe Delivery Project’, an initiative that seeks to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality in deprived communities.

The Safe Delivery project is expected to distribute birth kits to expectant mothers in their third trimester, in deprived communities. The project has, additionally, trained traditional birth attendants and several health workers.

SEHP has also equipped selected health facilities in deprived communities in Ghana. So far, SEHP has retooled the Tamale Teaching Hospital, some health centres, and Community-Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) Compounds with necessary medical and surgical equipment, as well as medical consumables.

SEHP with support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has launched a Coalition of People against Sexual and Gender Based Violence and Harmful Practices (CoPASH).

CoPASH will spearhead a national response to the issues of SGBV/HPs including case management and increasing prevention efforts in Ghana. The goal of CoPASH is to bring together agencies, organizations and individuals who are passionate about the rights of women and girls, to advocate for better case management for SGBV victims throughout the nation.

Source: Classfmonline.com

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Kpone Chief Finally Details Why He ‘Disrespected’ Nana Addo And Walked Out On Him At A Durbar Ground

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The Paramount Chief of Kpone, Nii Tetteh Otu II, the chief who allegedly walked out on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo during a durbar at Kpone has finally spoken up.

A video circulating on social media indicates that on Sunday, October 25, 2020, he walked out on the president.

According to Nii Tetteh Otu II has revealed that the video circulating on social media about the incident that occurred at the durbar ground has been taken out of context,

In a news item on TV3s news 360, the Kpone paramount chief revealed that under no circumstances will he ever disrespect the president of Ghana.

When questioned as to what caused him to raise his hands and speak on top of his voice to the hearing of other, the chief said some council members were saying something he didn’t agree with.

He explained that he got furious at the durbar because he felt the ground breaking and sod-cutting in the town was becoming too much.

Nii Tetteh Otu II said what he wanted to see were the completed projects in his town which shows that the government is truly undertaking developmental projects and has the people in mind.

He however, urged people to disregard the video circulating with a commentary stating that the video has been wrongly interpreted.

 

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AritaGlobe Foundation Takes Breast Cancer Education To Markets In Accra

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As part of efforts to fight against breast cancer, AritaGlobe Foundation Saturday, October 24, 2020 held it’s maiden Breast Cancer Market Education to create awareness about the existence of the disease and the need to prevent it.

Moving the campaign to the market, hundreds of market women from the tema station and Makola markets, both in the capital were educated and informed about the deadly disease and the need for them to take steps to prevent cancer of the breasts.

Speaking in an interview with Radjtv, Founder of AritaGlobe Foundation, Princess Arita Anim explained that, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are about 1.38 million new cases and 458 000 deaths from breast cancer each year and it is  the most common and the second most fatal cancer in women worldwide, both in the developed and developing countries, we therefore decided to bring our campaign to our mothers in the markets, specifically Tema station and Makola markets because of the inability of most of them to have access to their television sets as a result of the nature of their work and those who even come along with radio may not necessarily listen to it but moy be focused  on calling customers to purchase their products.

“We do not want to leave our mothers out of the game that’s why we are here to educate and inform them about the existence of breast cancer and the need to have for breast health” she stressed.

Some of the market women who spoke to Radjtv, expressed their gratitude to the Foundation for the education. One market woman, Madam Nelsa Appiah said “I am very excited about the education from AritaGlobe foundation, although I have heard about the disease, I haven’t had time to find out the effects of the disease because I’m always busy selling but I am happy the AritaGlobe foundation took time off their schedules to educate me. I am grateful to them”.

The education was on the theme, “knowing it exists is not enough: Get informed. Pass it on.

Meanwhile, the foundation will on October 31, collaborate with the P.K Breast Cancer foundation to organize a free breast screening exercise at the Glowlamp International School, located at Spintex.

Story by Selasi Agbagba

 

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PK Breast Cancer Foundation Partners AritaGlobe Foundation on Free Breast Screening

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P.K Breast Cancer Foundation in collaboration with AritaGlobe Foundation will on Saturday, October 31, 2020 hold a free breast screening and guidance at the Glow lamp Pentecost Church located at Spintex, Accra from 10 am – 6pm.

The free breast screening exercise, forms part of the foundation’s vision to help breast cancer victims both in Ghana and abroad overcome their fears. The month of October has been known for breast cancer awareness month and it is a yearly campaign that intend to educate people about the importance of early screening, test and more. The month is dedicated to increasing awareness of the disease and also offers information and support to those affected by the disease. The campaign starts on October 1 and ends on October 31 yearly.

According to the founder of PK Breast Cancer foundation, Madam Perpetual Konadu Oduro-Agyei, while serving as the breast cancer awareness ambassador, her passion for breast cancer victims grew much stronger hence her decision to make it a lifetime job.

Speaking to Radjtv News ahead of the breast screening exercise, Mrs Oduro- Agyei urged all and sundry especially women to come for the check up because early detection always saves lives.

“This year, we are in a collaboration with the  AritaGlobe Foundation to do a free breast screening and guidance. We believe it is going to be a double success program because, AritaGlobe Foundation is also doing massively well in terms of education and publicity. They are using the internet, outdoor programs on the streets, in the markets to reach out to more people in and around the world which will really go far to help in the fight to eradicate breast cancer from Ghana and beyond. And we expect that 31st exercise shall be live changing – early detection saves lives” she said.

*About PK Breast Cancer foundation*

PK Breast Cancer Foundation was founded by Miss Perpetual Konadu Oduro-Agyei on September 28th, 2016 after winning the Miss Pink Ghana 2016 pageant. Since 2016, PK Breast Cancer Foundation has been able to pay for surgery for six (6) breast cancer victims, and have traveled to more than 10 towns in Ghana to organize free breast screening exercise.

Also, their source of funding and support are mostly from Members of Parliament, Chiefs, philanthropists, and well-meaning individuals who also share the same interest with the foundation.

However, PK breast cancer foundation  believe everyday should  be an opportunity to create awareness about breast cancer, because the more the education, the less cases will be recorded yearly or even no more.

Story by:Selasi Agbagba

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