Following the directives from Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana on the novel Coronavirus – COVID -19 outbreak, the Kwahu Traditional Area has called off the annual Kwahu Easter celebrations.
In a release dated March 16, 2020, and signed by Samuel Tuffour, registrar of the Kwahu Traditional Area, one week, forty days observation and funerals in Kwahu must be on hold indefinitely.
Read full release below
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Prophecy: COVID-19 Will Be Defeated In 10 Days from Today – Apostle Evans Tawiah
COVID-19 will be defeated in 10 Days – Apostle Evans Yaw Tawiah
As the world grapples with managing and finding a lasting solution to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Evans Yaw Tawiah has prophesied the defeat of the virus in ten (10) days.
The Apostle of Souls for Heaven Ministry, based in Koforidua in the Eastern Region revealed yesterday in a Facebook post, that the novel COVID-19 will be a thing of the past in 10 days.
“God has answered our prayers. In 10 days, COVID-19 will be a thing of the past. Keep on trusting God,” he posted.
The Apostle of the gospel, who also doubles as the owner of the Koforidua based radio station, Emak 97.7 Fm in an exclusive interview with www.asiwomewrites.com further stated that the defeat of COVID-19 which is in 10 days, starts from today, Monday, March 23, 2020.
“The Lord told me (Apostle Evans Yaw Tawiah), in 10 days, starting from today, COVID-19 will be defeated.”
He, however, cautioned that times are evil and called on all to come to Christ because we are in the end-time.
Apostle Tawiah urged every Ghanaians to partake in the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo’s call for the nation to fast and pray on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.
He also appealed to the general public to take all precautionary measures and the directives given by the Ghana Health Service and the president respectively.
Source: www.asiwomewrites.com | Ghana
COVID-19: Singapore Set Aside S$1.6 million For Arts And Culture
SINGAPORE: About S$1.6 million will be set aside for the arts and culture sector as part of support for the community amid the COVID-19 outbreak, and to prepare the sector for “post-disease recovery”, announced Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Culture, Community and Youth Baey Yam Keng on Friday (Mar 6).
“We want cultural performances to continue during this time as the arts inspire us and lift our spirits, as long as necessary precautions are in place. This is what MCCY (Ministry for Culture, Community and Youth) agencies and institutions – including NAC (National Arts Council), NHB (National Heritage Board) and PA (People’s Association) – will commit to, where possible,” he said in his Committee of Supply speech.
“We also want to encourage arts and culture practitioners to take this opportunity to develop their capabilities and better position themselves for the future.”
Part of the S$1.6 million will include a subsidy of 30 percent for venue rental and associated costs for arts and culture activities from Mar 7 to Jun 30.
This will be applicable at national cultural institutions such as the Esplanade, Arts House Limited venues, and the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre.
In addition, the National Arts Council will provide a one-time, enhanced capability development grant for individuals and arts organizations.
The aim of this grant, which will open to applications from Mar 16, is to promote upskilling and organizational capability development, said Mr. Baey.
These two initiatives are part of the Stabilisation and Support Package announced by Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat during his Budget speech. The package was introduced to help stabilize the economy amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
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“Arts groups and practitioners, including those who enjoy subsidized rentals under NAC’s arts housing scheme, can benefit from both initiatives,” said Mr. Baey.
The Package includes a training support scheme for self-employed persons, who will be paid S$7.50 per hour as training allowance when attending eligible programs.
NAC will continue working with SkillsFuture Singapore to curate arts and culture courses for arts freelancers to complement existing initiatives like the Arts Resource Hub.
“We encourage all eligible arts and culture professionals to tap on the available measures, including subscribing to the Arts Resource Hub, which is free, and prepare themselves for the post-COVID-19 upturn … We encourage arts practitioners to support one another during this time,” Mr. Baey said.
Source: Channel News Asia
Sandra Badu-Boateng Featured in Forbes’ List of Awesome Black Women
Sandra Appiah Badu-Boateng is passionate about using media and technology to connect black communities and speak authentically to the stories that shape and define their experiences as global black citizens.
For the past three years, in celebration of the intersection of Black History Month and Women’s History Month, I have written stories focused on black women that I have had the pleasure of meeting through my work.
In May of 2017, I also launched a web page celebrating “Black Women Everyone Should Know,” which began with a list of 28 women, and has since swelled to nearly 200 – with more being added every month.
Aside from recognizing the amazing work these women are doing, the list has been helpful on several occasions, when I have been contacted by individuals looking to broaden representation for events, collaborations, and other activities.
In case you wonder about my fascination with black women, you might enjoy the original story in which I first announced the Awesome Black Women list, as well as a more recent post in which I described a computer simulation that shows, quantitatively, why black women are better leaders.
But you don’t need a computer simulation to see why I think black women are so awesome: simply go to any event where you are likely to find professional black women, and you will see for yourself.
For example, you might consider this year’s Roadmap to Billions conference by Black Women Talk Tech, Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit, the 7th annual WomenWerk Conference, the Tapia conference, Afrotech, the Digital Diversity Network’s Women of Color in Tech events, or the Diversity & Inclusion Research Conference (disclaimer: I am a co-organizer of this event). And no matter where you live, you should be able to find a meetup or other local events featuring awesome black women speakers and panelists.
This year, rather than offering a lengthy list of names and titles, I wanted to dedicate more space to a smaller number of awesome black women. This is only a fraction of all the awesome women I have had the pleasure of meeting in the past 12 months, and they represent a broad range of backgrounds, ages, and domains of expertise.
I encourage you to read through each of the descriptions below, look up these amazing women’s profiles, and share their links – or this blog – with anyone in your network who is looking for an awesome individual to fill a board seat, to give a talk at an event, to collaborate on a project, or to provide you high-quality products or services.
Sandra A. Babu-Boateng
Sandra Appiah Babu-Boateng is the Co-founder and President of PanaGenius Inc., a U.S.-based pan-African tech company building and operating the most impactful, admired and authoritative digital media brands for global blacks.
The company is home to brands like Face2face Africa, one of the largest and fastest-growing black-owned media platforms and an international reference for pan-African news, culture, history, and innovation, currently reaching over 5 million monthly readers across the world.
This 30-year-old powerhouse is passionate about using media and technology to connect black communities and speak authentically to the stories that shape and define their experiences as global black citizens.
Sandra was born in Ghana and grew up in the United States. In 2013, she was featured in Forbes’ inaugural 30 African Entrepreneurs Under 30 list.
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