Inside April 11, 2018 .qxp_Layout 1 4/10/18 8:17 PM Page 7 10TH APRIL 2018 TUESDAY CURRENCY PARIS CODE BUYING SELLING US Dollar USDGHS 4.4034 4.4078 RATES Pound Sterling GBPGHS 6.2396 6.2476 Euro GBPGHS 5.4395 5.4436 10 DAILY HERITAGE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2018 WWW.DAILYHERITAGE.COM.GH Star Beer extends gold bar promo • As it rewards another batch of winners BY PHILIP ANTOH firstname.lastname@example.org GHANA’S LIQ- UID gold, Star Beer, has extended its ongoing ‘Star Win Gold’ promotion, which was launched in December 2017 to the end of April 2018. The promo, which has so far rewarded about 167 consumers with 2.5g gold bars each, is one of Star beer’s ceremonies to reward its loyal consumers with gold bars. Apart from the gold bars, the promo has also rewarded thousands of consumers with other amazing prizes that include free Star beers. Commenting on the awards, Marketing Manager for Lagers at Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL), Mr Carsten Schemmer, expressed appreciation to customers of Star Beer for their loyalty. According to him, the focus of the campaign is to add value to the lives of customers by giving them more rewards for every bottle of beer they buy. “This promotion is one of the many ways Star Beer is rewarding consumers for their loyalty in line with the brand winning the prestigious Monde Gold International Award for the quality taste of Star Beer for two consecutive years,” •Batch of winners displaying their gold cards he said. “We are using this opportunity to share this gold with Star Beer consumers, and I am delighted to share that the promotion has been extended, which means that it will continue until the end of April [this year].” Mr Schemmer used the opportunity to congratulate all the winners on staying true and loyal to the brand over the years. He urged consumers of Star Beer to keep patronising the beer to stand the chance of winning more gold bars. Speaking at the event after receiving her gold bar, Mrs Albana Dun said “Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited has empowered me with this gold bar. I really didn’t believe how one could win gold bar after drinking beer, but after winning a free bottle of beer in my first try, I believed in it and that belief led me to win the Gold bar.” She thanked Star Beer, and urged them to come up with more innovative promotions to positively affect the lives of customers. Another winner, Mr Emmanuel Amankwah, gladly said, “I am amazed and feel indebted to Star Beer for this Gold Bar reward. I have been greatly encouraged by the promotion Star Beer is running.” The ‘Star Win Gold’ promo,’ which was launched in December last year to run till the end of April 2018, has so far rewarded consumers with amazing prizes, including Gold Bars and free drinks of Star Beer. Brewed from the finest quality of barley, malt and hops, Star Beer does not only offer every true beer drinker the richest and most refreshing taste in beer, but also celebrates life’s journey and those uniquely Ghanaian values. MTN opens application for Bright Scholarships MTN GHANA Foundation has opened applications for students who are interested in its Bright Scholarships. The application for the scholarship, which is opened from April 3 to May 3, 2018, is for both senior high school graduates and continuing students in public universities. In a press release copied to the DAILY HERITAGE yesterday, the telecommunication network explained that the Foundation would award 100 scholarships to students in public tertiary institutions each year for three years. “The scholarships will cover the cost of tuition, accommodation and a stipend for books and other relevant reading materials,” the stated. They further explained that for high school graduates to qualify for the scholarship, they should pass in six subjects with an overall aggregate of 24 in their final exams. “Three of the six subjects should be core subjects -- English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science or Social Studies and the other three must be in applicant’s respective electives,” they stated. For over 20 years, the Foundation has awarded over 1000 scholarships to students from basic school to tertiary level. Aside the Bright Scholarship, MTN Ghana Foundation has launched the Teacher Improvement in itiative. Commenting on the Bright Scholarships, the Acting Corporate Services Executive of MTN, Mr. Samuel Koranteng, said, “over the years, MTN identified the crucial role funding plays in helping brilliant and needy students to achieve their dreams and aspirations. In view of that, MTN Ghana Foundation makes the conscious efforts to ease that burden by awarding scholarships such as the MTN Bright scholarships to enable these students to complete their education.” Qualified applicants can apply through Scholarships.mtn.com.gh or visit any MTN service centre for applications forms. The commencement of the Bright Scholarships is in honour of the promise MTN made to Ghanaians during the commemoration of its 20th Anniversary in 2016. For over 20 years, the Foundation has awarded over 1000 scholarships to students from basic school to tertiary level. Aside the Bright Scholarship, MTN Ghana Foundation has launched the Teacher Improvement in itiative.
Inside April 11, 2018 .qxp_Layout 1 4/10/18 8:17 PM Page 8 WWW.DAILYHERITAGE.COM.GH DAILY HERITAGE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2018 11 Politics Do not mind anything that anyone tells you about anyone else. Judge everyone and everything for yourself —Henry James MFWA to host UN Special Rapporteur at Regional Media Conference THE MEDIA Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) will, on May 1, 2018, host the Union Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Prof. David Kaye, at a regional conference on press freedom and media development to be held at Alisa Hotel in Accra, Ghana. The conference would bring together the heads of MFWA’s national partner organisations and media experts from all the 16 countries in the sub-region. There would also be participants from a number of African countries with dire press freedom conditions including Uganda, Ethiopia and Democratic Republic of Congo who would share experiences with their West African counterparts. Participants would discuss the current challenges to press freedom and media development in West Africa and share perspectives on the best approaches for addressing the challenges. The The conference would bring together the heads of MFWA’s national partner organisations and media experts from all the 16 countries in the sub-region. There would also be participants from a number of African countries with dire press freedom conditions including Uganda, Ethiopia and Democratic Republic of Congo who would share experiences with their West African counterparts. conference would also serve as a platform to commence discussions on an elaborate process for the development of a comprehensive media development strategy in the region. The UN Special Rapporteur would be one of the key speakers at the conference alongside the Board Chairman of the MFWA, ‘Promoting Journalists’ Safety and Countering Impunity for Mr Edetaen Ojo and the prominent Publisher and Editor of Nigeria-based Premium Times, Mr Dapo Olorunyomi among others. The conference is being hosted as a preevent to this year’s global World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) event, which is being hosted by Ghana on May 2 and 3, 2018. Apart from the regional convening, the MFWA will also be hosting a parallel session on the topic: Crimes against Journalists in Africa’ at the WPFD event. The session, which will be hosted in collaboration with Canada-based free expression organisation, IFEX, will feature key speakers from Ethiopia, Uganda, Ghana, Dr. Congo and Namibia. The MFWA will also be hosting digital rights advocates and activists at a reception to discuss the rising phenomenon of internet by governments, especially during significant national events such as elections. This year’s WPFD celebration is on the theme: ‘Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and Rule of Law,’ and will be highlighting the importance of the judiciary and justice mechanisms for promoting and protecting freedom of expression, access to information and safety of journalists. The MFWA will also be hosting digital rights advocates and activists at a reception to discuss the rising phenomenon of internet by governments, especially during significant national events such as elections. •Prof. David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur