Happy new month! Can you believe it’s the end of February and the beginning of March already?
February was an interesting month as we spent the month reflecting on 2019 whilst planning ahead. From the looks of things, this year is going to be all about impact and we can’t wait for you to join us on this journey.
To celebrate Ghana’s 63rd Independence, we’re hosting a Sip & Paint event on Saturday the 28th of March 2020! This event is for anyone who wants to experience something different this month.
Sit back, relax and sip away with sounds by Kojo Antwi playing whilst Sabina Silver; founder of Silver Canvas provides you an intimate step by step process of unleashing the inner artist in you. This night will be fIlled with good vibes, drinks, good music and an abundance of creativity.
Tickets are selling fast, grab yours now!
This month, Bloomberg noted the Cedi as the best performing currency in the world in 2020, as investors are scrambling to buy into Ghana’s $3 billion Eurobond issue. It has also been noted that Ghana’s economy is likely to continue performing well due to an increase in gold and oil production and a revival in private-sector credit growth.
The State of Nation Address took place on the 20thof February. The State of Nation Address is an important national speech that provides an account of past, current and future plans or programmes to address the problems and issues facing Ghanaian citizens. Some of the main issues concerned the economy, health and galamsey. There was also mention of the “Year of Return” and “Beyond the Return”, of which the latter hopes to build on the achievement of the former.
Notably there wasn’t any mention of Ghana beyond aid in terms of what has been achieved so far, which came as a shock as it is a policy directed at taking Ghana to a point where the country is self-reliant.
University of Ghana lecturers were finally suspended this month after the ‘sex for grades’ scandal that was brought to light last October. The two Ghanaian lecturers who were mentioned in the investigation were suspended for four and six months respectively. However, many on social media have questioned if this is adequate justice, with some going as far as suggesting that the punishment is lenient.
Sadly, we lost a highlife legend earlier in February. Kofi B will be remembered for giving us classics such as Mmbrowa, Bantama Kofi Boakye and Koforidua Flowers just to name a few.
To end on a brighter note, KENCY2020 has been the talk of the town for the past two weeks and when you view the hashtag on social media, you’ll understand why. KENCY2020 was the wedding of Kwame Despite’s son, Kennedy and his wife Tracy. It has been dubbed as the best Ghanaian wedding this decade, which is completely reasonable.
(Sources: Bloomberg, MyJoyOnline, Citinewsroom)