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Who is Nana Kwame Bediako Cheddar?

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Who is Nana Kwame Bediako?

Founder and CEO of Wonda World Estates and Petronia City Development Company Ltd, Nana Kwame Bediako Cheddar has grown into a Real Estate mogul – building living and working spaces that have attracted lots of commendation.

His landmark developments include Kwarleyz, a plush 43-apartment block in the Airport Residential Area. His latest addition to Accra’s changing skyline is the 16-floor, mixed-use building (retail and living space) structure under development on Osu Oxford street, near Danquah Circle, and designed by world celebrated architect Branco Cavaleiro.

Nana Kwame Bediako Cheddar owns the audacious Petronia City project – a self-sustaining, master-planned, integrated city being created on 2000 acres of land near Takoradi, -will have an industrial hub to serve Ghana’s new oil and gas industry, complete with a golf course, several hotels, and entertainment facilities and large communal living spaces for over 30,000 residents.

In the first phase of the project, an industrial park with a free zone enclave is already underway.

Bediako says it’s the stuff that dreams are made of; “It’s that kind of value that one wants to leave behind for generations, that’s the spirit of entrepreneurship,” he quips

  • By age 21, he had made a million pounds for himself, selling scrap, steel, and telecommunications material while in school at Waltham Forest College, UK.
  • He has a book in the works that he hopes will help “…make a million millionaires.”
  • He stumbled into the Real Estate business when he rented premises in Accra to operate a highly successful night club. He subsequently bought the premises and later sold it for a tidy profit.

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Huge Strawberry farm spotted at Jos in Nigeria

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Huge Strawberry farm spotted at Jos in Nigeria

Huge Strawberry farm spotted at Jos in Nigeria

One may wonder if strawberries can grow well in high-temperature regions like the Sub-Saharan regions. Though Strawberry per its agronomic classification can grow under both temperate and tropical conditions, it is also known that it thrives better under optimal temperate conditions.

A picture making rounds on Twitter shared by @NigeriaStories shows vast farmland of strawberries in Nigeria’s Jos.

Harvested Strawberry in Jos Nigeria | CREDIT: Twitter @NigeriaStories

This is good news for the West Africans. If governments are able to invest in greenhouse and biotechnologies, we will be able to grow virtually every type of temperate crop here so that the huge importation of foreign fruits and vegetables will be reduced or even stopped.

Strawberry Farm in Jos, Nigeria

Strawberry Farm in Jos, Nigeria | CREDIT: Twitter @NigeriaStories

Ghana has been investing in the development of Greenhouses for the production of certain tropical crops such as tomatoes, pepper, onion, and herbal spices.

In August 2020, the President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo inaugurated 75 greenhouses as part of the government’s Planting for Food and Jobs Initiative in Ningo Prampram District in the Greater Accra Region, and Akumadan in the Ashanti Region. In his statement, the greenhouse farm is the biggest in West Africa and would produce 45,000 tonnes of vegetables, valued at GH¢11 million, annually.

Currently, produce from these facilities are being sold to Shoprite, the Farmers Market, Eden Tree, and many other grocery shops in the country.

The government of Ghana should look further into the growing of temperate fruits and vegetables such as Kiwi Fruit, Strawberry, Apricot, Broccoli, Apple, Asparagus, and many others which drain the country millions of US Dollars in importation.

 


Source: Accramail.com

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Uber removes cancellation fees it charges on cancelled trips

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Uber removes cancellation fees it charges on cancelled trips

Ridesharing giant Uber has announced the removal of cancellation fees it charges on trips that are cancelled by either drivers or riders.

In the circular sent to all stakeholders, the company explained that after careful study of the market, it has come to realise that removing the trip cancellation charges will ensure that the Uber platform remains the best option for all.

Now going forward if you are 5 minutes late, drivers may choose to cancel the request with no penalty.

The circular reads:

Cancellation fees on Uber have now been removed. This means that no charges will be applied on cancelled trips.

At Uber, we are always monitoring market dynamics and fare structures to ensure our app continues to be the best option for you.

Our data shows that cancellation fees often dissuade you from taking a trip; removing them will have a minimal impact on drivers’ overall earnings while encouraging you to take more trips.
Please note, if you are more than 5 minutes late drivers may choose to cancel trips at no penalty to them.

This new development will definitely be welcomed by the users of the Uber app.

 


SOURCE: Accramail.com

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MTN increases its data and call tariffs

MTN Ghana says it is reviewing its call and data tariffs upwards beginning Saturday, May 1, 2021, to reflect the 1% increase

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MTN increases its data and call tariffs

MTN Ghana says it is reviewing its call and data tariffs upwards beginning Saturday, May 1, 2021, to reflect the 1% increase in the National Health Insurance Levy.

This is contained in a circular sent to clients dated April 30, 2021.

The government introduced the 1% levy as part of measures to plow back revenue losses as a result of COVID-19 reliefs, and for that matter advised the nation’s telcos to adjust their tariffs upward to reflect the new levy.

The MTN circular, signed by Senior Manager, Customer Relations and Credit Management, Salihu M. Abu read that “Scancom PLC (MTN Ghana) wishes to inform you that following the introduction of the COVID-19 Health Recovery Levy, which has resulted in a 1% increase in the National Health Insurance Levy, talk time and data charges have been adjusted to reflect the tax change.

“This takes effect from 1st May 2021,” it added.

mmtn letter on tariff increase

It is not yet clear if all the other telcos have also increased their tariffs from today.

So far apart from MTN, other telcos in the country have not yet said anything about government’s directive, but it is likely they will absorb it on behalf of customers.

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