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September Newsletter

We hope you’ve all been keeping well and safe! Here's an update from us.

Change for Ghana update

A huge thank you to everyone who participated in our raffle and congratulations to our 2 raffle winners. We managed to raise £230 overall and we couldn’t have done it without your help. The money raised will go towards our 2 projects: Jaynii Orphanage and the Ataaso Water Project. For more information on these initiatives, check out our website.

As we enter the Autumn months, we hope to continue to raising funds and if Boris permits, maybe we’ll be able to host some sort of event again.

Ghana News

The air borders opened earlier this month, allowing international flights to enter the country again. Those arriving in the country are required to have proof of a negative test result and upon arrival passengers will also be required to take another test, of which passengers are required to pay for (¢250-¢500).

President Nana Akufo Addo was elected as the new Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), at the 57th ECOWAS Summit. At the top his agenda are the challenges of the current pandemic and the launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area.

Following the announcement that Volkswagen will begin assembling their vehicles in Ghana, Mitsubishi and Suzuki are also planning to establish local assembly plants in Ghana in early 2021.

Secessionist groups in the Volta Region are seeking Independence from Ghana and wish to be declared as an independent ‘Western Togoland’.

A Ghanaian start up called mPharma, has secured 720,000 virus test kits for half a dozen African Nations. In doing so, they’ve help to improve testing capacity by ensuring that the private sector could also fill in the gap when it comes to testing.

(Source: GhanaWeb, BBC News, Ministry of Information Ghana and Africa Times)


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