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Inside April 9, 2018 .qxp_Layout 1 4/6/18 9:05 PM Page 7 6TH APRIL 2018 FRIDAY CURRENCY PARIS CODE BUYING SELLING US Dollar USDGHS 4.4036 4.4080 RATES Pound Sterling GBPGHS 6.1642 6.1716 Euro GBPGHS 5.3854 5.3891 10 DAILY HERITAGE MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2018 WWW.DAILYHERITAGE.COM.GH MTN launches ‘aYo Recharge with Care’ BY ROSEMOND BOATENG ADDAI MTN GHANA, in partnership with aYo Intermediaries Ghana Limited and Met Life Insurance, has launched this year's ‘aYo Recharge with Care’ service to demonstrate their phenomenal commitment to innovative and value for the lives of its customers. At the launch in Accra, Mr Guido Sopiimeh, Acting Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of MTN, said the advancement of the telecommunications sector had become a significant enabler of countless opportunities for both human and economic growth. He explained that in view of their quest to be the leading communication network in the delivery of bold new digital world to Ghanaians, MTN Ghana has partnered a number of institutions to bring a distinct experience to its valued customers. “Notable among such partnership is the ‘Agoo’, a multilingual mobile platform provider [being rolled out] in collaboration with UNICEF Ghana to engage and educate Ghanaians on topical issues including water, sanitation, hygiene, education and child protection,” he explained. Mr Sopiimeh stated that insurance had become more than a form of social safety net, as it had become a tool to absorb risks from individuals and ensure stability while promoting economic growth. He said “insurance has therefore become even more relevant in •Some officials of MTN Ghana and ‘aYo Intermediaries Ghana Ltd at the event today's fast-paced world where risks are a part of our daily lives. The onus therefore lies on us as individuals to make the most out of it.” He pointed out that the ‘aYo Recharge with Care” enables subscribers to buy a life policy cover up to a maximum of GH¢ 3000.00 for a subscriber and one family member and a hospitalisation cover of a maximum of GH¢ 50.00 per night for subscriber only anytime they top up their airtime. "The amount of airtime to be deducted as premium is automatically set up at enrolment. The minimum premiums are set at GHc 0.5 and GHs 2.00 respectively. This makes it possible for more people to be insured while significantly increasing the insurance penetration of the country, which is significantly lower than expected," he opined. The Acting CMO added that just by choosing to send mobile money with care, aYo will triple the amounts a customer has sent over the last four months, and pay it to their beneficiaries over the 12 months on receipt of a valid claim. He said " as we soldier to provide our customers with relevant life-improving products and services, aYo has come up with ‘Richarge with care’, an insurance product or service being offered to subscribers of MTN. Beyond the financial inclusion imperative of the ‘aYo Recharge with care’ service, subscribers will be in the position to enjoy all the benefits of an insurance package in a simple and convenient way." According to Mr Francis Gota, Country Head, ‘aYo Recharge Care’ is designed specifically for everybody, but most especially the medium and lower income earners. He explained that most informal earners, especially traders, do not have account with the banks and financial institutions so with ‘aYo Recharge care’ one is able to have access to insurance on the phone and be able to monitor the activities in order to have peace of mind to work. Premium Motors unveils Renault Kwid in Ghana DAAKYEHENE OFOSU AGYEMAN PREMIUM MOTORS Limited, the sole distributor of Renault vehicles in the country, has unveiled three new brands of the Renault vehicle for its customers. The new brand, called ‘Renault Kwid’, was launched at a ceremony held at the company’s ultramodern showroom at Atico Junction, a suburb of Accra. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Premium Motors Limited, Jihad M Hijazi, briefing the media, said the new vehicles have unique features to give buyers exceptional driving experience. “The Renault Kwid comes in three brands, the Authentic, which is the cheapest, followed by the Expression, which is slightly , and then the Dynamic, which contains more abridged features of the Renault Kwid brand,” the CEO said. According to him, the new Renault Kwid car is a low budget vehicle with low fuel consumption coupled with highly improved features aimed at the safety and comfort of the consumer. “The Renault Kwid is an entry level vehicle or budget vehicle with the state-of-the-art features. It’s a vehicle designed for volume sales and people who might be concerned with the monetary aspect.” He added that “the Renault Kwid, unlike its other competitors, has four air-bags installed and the Dynamic, which is the highest grade of the brand, has an in-built satellite navigation system and fully loaded extra lights.” Mr Hijazi said Renault has the track record of going the extra mile to make exceptional products for its consumers in line with the company’s grand vision. The Renault Kwid Authentic sells at £8,300 and the Expression goes for £8,500 while the Renault Kwid Dynamic goes for £9,970. “We have credit facilities for those who might be interested and potential buyers can also do so through our partner bank plus there is three-year or 100,000-kilometre warranty for our consumers,” he said. Specification of the vehicle Per specifications of the vehicles, he said, there are 1.0-litre engine; 7" multimedia tablet with a navigation system; driver, passenger and side airbags; anti-lock braking system; Bluetooth handsfree connectivity; seat belt alert; electric power steering; CD system with MP3 & USB; and central door locking system.

Inside April 9, 2018 .qxp_Layout 1 4/6/18 9:05 PM Page 8 WWW.DAILYHERITAGE.COM.GH DAILY HERITAGE MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2018 11 Politics Do not mind anything that anyone tells you about anyone else. Judge everyone and everything for yourself —Henry James Eastern regional NDC chairman seeks re-election BY KOJO ANSAH, E/R THE EASTERN Regional Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Bismark Tawiah Boateng, has declared his intension to seek re-election. The controversial chairman came under attack by some party supporters after the 2016 election defeat of the party, accusing him of embezzling campaign funds, an allegation Mr Boateng flatly denied. The disgruntled supporters vowed to vote against him should he dare to seek re-election. There were rumours that the Regional Chairman would not seek renewal of the mandate to chair the party in the region due to the agitation but in an exclusive interview with the DAILY HER- ITAGE, Mr Boateng stated emphatically that he was ready to contest the regional chairmanship position for a second term. He said “enough lessons have been learnt from the party's defeat in 2016. Therefore if I am reelected, I will tighten transparency and accountability by ensuring that the grass roots, who are the engine of the party, are well supported to function effectively. Mr Boateng says he is optimistic the NDC would recapture power in 2020 due to the display of incompetence and corruption by the administration of President Akufo- Addo-led New Patriotic Party (NPP) government. • Bismark Tawiah Boateng, E/R NDC Chairman He added that the mismanagement of the economy by the NPP government had crippled development and unleashed hardship on Ghanaians. Mr Boateng opined that the NPP came into power through deceitful campaign promises which the government is struggling to fulfil. It would be recalled that in the run-up to the 2016 general election, the Eastern Regional Secretariat of the NDC set a target dubbed "Agenda 50/50 aimed at securing 50% of the total vote cast in the region in 2016 presidential election but the target was woefully missed. The then NPP Presidential candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo, had a vote margin of 678,482 (62.38%) in the region while former President Mahama polled 397,549(36.55%). PARLIAMENT OF GHANA CONSIDERATION OF BILL The general public is hereby informed that the Ghana Integrated Bauxite Aluminum Development Authority Bill, 2018 has been laid in Parliament and referred to the Committee on Mines and Energy for consideration and report. The Committee hereby request for a written memoranda from the general public in respect of the Bill. The written memoranda should reach the Committee not later than Monday, 16th April 2018 through the address below: THE CLERK TO THE COMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON MINES AND ENERGY SECRETARIAT JOB 600, 4TH FLOOR - WEST WING PARIAMENT HOUSE - ACCRA