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PHOTOS: Bisi Adjapong Thrills Audience at E-Ananse Book Reading

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The second edition of the e-Ananse book reading session at the Baby Nest in Osu was filled with thrilling informative discussions.

 

The event which was held on Friday, August 9, 2019, at 7 pm had the author of ‘Of Women of Frogs’, Madam Bisi Adjapong took them through her novel.

 

The event which is the first of its kind in Ghana is initiated by West Blue Consulting; an Information Technology (IT) company is with the aim of reintroducing readers to African culture with the use of Ghana’s Kwaku Ananse folklore.

 

Bisi Adjapong at E-Ananse Book Reading

 

Madam Adjapong also took the audience through sex education, how to promote quality education, increase the quality of life and general well-being, eradicating ignorance of early pregnancy, poverty and disease among other topics.

 

”The subject of sex and gender disparity has always fascinated me. But I didn’t want a didactic book. I wanted to entertain and touch hearts. I wanted to write the kind of book I loved to read, a book featuring a woman who is intelligent, well-educated, funny, and romantic and has a healthy libido for sex education,” Madam Adjapong said.

 

Reading Culture

Madam Bisi Adjapong at the reading session backed efforts in promoting reading through public libraries by West Blue Consulting Company.

 

Bisi Adjapong at E-Ananse Book Reading

 

She believes that such opportunities offer school children the chance to come closer to books and also enable them to have the opportunity to choose from among a variety of books.

She observed that the choice of a particular profession for any individual begins at an early stage of human development, and therefore such opportunities contribute to the decision that they would make in the future.

 

She, therefore, charged parents, guardians, opinion leaders, the media and all stakeholders at the gathering to play a role in ensuring that children cultivate the habit of reading to actively participate in the ‘e-Ananse Library’ project.

 

e-Ananse Library Mission

The e-Ananse Libraries are to help revitalize Ghana’s reading culture and provide people with the tools to compete in the 21st Century by giving them access to high-quality contemporary literature, state-of-the-art computing facilities, and world-class literary events.

 

Bisi Adjapong at E-Ananse Book Reading

 

Each library has an e-Ananse technology hub, christened the Innovation Hub, which is equipped with internet-enabled computers which would give library-members access to the full range of resources available on the World Wide Web.

 

West Blue Consulting Company aims at using the concept to help improve the standard of education in the country.

 

General Manager, Mr. Kingsley Abeyieh revealed the libraries are opened every Tuesdays to Fridays from 12 pm to 8 pm and Saturdays from 10 am to 6 pm.

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Asiwome Writes born Asiwome Tei-Mati is the Chief Writer at www.asiwomewrites.com, a blog for all credible and At the Moment Entertainment News. A blog designed for all Showbiz News, Interviews and Reviews in the Creative Arts industry in Ghana. Asi Wome is an entertainment enthusiast and journalist, a Communication Strategist and a radio and TV Entertainment, pundit.

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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

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Prophecy: COVID-19 Will Be Defeated In 10 Days from Today – Apostle Evans 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.

READ ALSO: COVID-19: Singapore Set Aside S$1.6 million For Arts And Culture

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.

READ ALSO: Kwahu Traditional Area Has Called Off Kwahu Easter Celebration

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

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COVID-19: Singapore Set Aside S$1.6 million For Arts And Culture

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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.”

READ ALSO: Kwahu Traditional Area Has Called Off Kwahu Easter Celebration

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

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Kwahu Traditional Area Has Called Off Kwahu Easter Celebration

The annual Kwahu Easter and all other activities associated with it has been called off by the Kwahu Traditional Area

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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.

READ ALSO: Sandra Badu-Boateng Featured in Forbes’ List of Awesome Black Women

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.

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Kwahu Traditional Area Has Called Off Kwahu Easter Celebration

 

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