Bisa Kdei Kicks Sarkodie From The Top

Mellow-sounding Bisa Kdei kicks Sarkodie from the top [the number 1 position] in latest Google Trends Trending Music ranking for Ghana for 2015. The Google Trends ranking which was released at the end of last year places Bisa Kdei and his track Brother brother  in the lead, ahead of speed rapper Sarkodie with the single Dumsor. The ace rapper who held the coveted position for two consecutive years, in 2013 and 2014 is now second to Bisa Kdei, first-timer on the chart. The Google Trends trending music ranking for Ghana is based on Google Search data, that shows how often a particular search-term or musician … Continue reading Bisa Kdei Kicks Sarkodie From The Top

Access the 2013 Composite Budget of La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly

Have you ever taken time to look through any annual plan or budget of your Municipal Assembly? Well, many Ghanaians have never done anything like that. Now, Labone Express is facilitating public access to one of such plans: you can access the 2013 composite budget of La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly here. This public access is being promoted by Labone Express as a community service blog with an objective to promote public interest and participation in decision making in the  Assembly. Constituents of La Dade-Kotopon can download the document and review for themselves . The 2013 Composite Budget contains activities which, the developers of the document say … Continue reading Access the 2013 Composite Budget of La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly

Bright Simons makes MIT Technology Review list of Top 35 Innovators under 35, 2013

Young Ghanaian entrepreneur, Bright Simons, has made the MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators under 35 list for 2013 for his innovation which enables people to determine whether their medicine is genuine, using text message technology. Bright’s mPedigree Network has developed system where a a code is printed on a product [or medicine pack] and you can send a free text message and get a reply in a few seconds verifying a is authentic. In addition, distributors and other middlemen can check the codes to verify that the supply has not been compromised. His innovation has helped a pharmaceutical company to detect pilfering … Continue reading Bright Simons makes MIT Technology Review list of Top 35 Innovators under 35, 2013

Islamic faith leaders deliberate on Climate Change

Leaders of the Islamic faith in Ghana held a workshop on Climate Change, Wednesday 21st August, at the new World Bank Ghana office at Ridge in Accra, to interact with researchers to learn and understand the critical issues, and to discuss the best options in leading Climate Change communication and behavioural change in their congregations. It was a really knowledge enriching event, and it was attended by Imams, Duats, scholars and women leaders in the faith. The event was organised by Alhussunna Wal Jama’a, in partnership with RELBONET and support from The World Bank and local sponsors. Dr. Adeline Mensah … Continue reading Islamic faith leaders deliberate on Climate Change

Accra to be peaceful after 2012 election petition judgement

Ghana is prepared to stifle any attempts to cause violence after judgement for the 2012 presidential election petition case at the Supreme Court. First, the military and the police have made public display of their preparedness and have made exhibition of stuff from their armoury. Secondly, public service announcements and commercials calling for peace fill our radio and tv channels. So far the nation has been calm; many residents of Accra live their normal lives and do business as normal. However, there were some fiery exchanges between members of the contesting political parties on radio and tv, until some got into trouble … Continue reading Accra to be peaceful after 2012 election petition judgement