Author Archives: Godwin Akweiteh Allotey

Junction Fashion weekend slated for November 24-26

The Junction Mall (JM) has announced that it will hold the maiden edition of its annual fashion show, dubbed “Junction Fashion Weekend” at the parking lot of the mall. A favourite retail destination amongst Ghana shoppers, JM is home to a number of popular fashion and lifestyle retail brands that cuts across distinct and unique target segments. Seated in the ...

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Uber concealed huge data breach

Uber concealed a hack that affected 57 million customers and drivers, the company has confirmed. The 2016 breach was hidden by the ride-sharing firm which paid hackers $100,000 (£75,000) to delete the data. The company’s former chief executive Travis Kalanick knew about the breach over a year ago, according to Bloomberg, which first broke the news. The hackers found 57 ...

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History will remember heroic Mugabe kindly – Mahama

It seems former President John Mahama is not enthused about the turn of events in Zimbabwe after the president of that country, Robert Mugabe, resigned from the position, ending his 37-year-long leadership. Mugabe resigned on Tuesday after an impeachment process was triggered in the country’s Parliament to have him removed from office. In a Facebook post commenting on the matter, John ...

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Facebook, Google, using my inventions – Ghana’s Dr. Thomas Mensah

Ghanaian chemical engineer and innovator, Dr. Thomas Mensah, has said his innovations are being used by technology giants including Facebook, Google, Paypal among others. Dr. Mensah, while working for American company, Corning Glass Works, was able to help improve and commercialize a fiber optic technology the company had been working on for 15 years without success. Prior to the invention, ...

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Citi News Daily: Tuesday, 21 November 2017

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Zimbabwe’s President Mugabe resigns

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has resigned, parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda says. The surprise announcement came as lawmakers debated an impeachment motion against the 93-year-old leader in a joint sitting of parliament. Lawmakers roared in jubilation and people have begun celebrating in the streets. Mr. Mugabe had previously refused to resign despite last week’s military takeover and days of protests. REUTERS: Celebrations ...

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Bernard Avle interviews Ghanaian innovator Dr. Mensah [Audio]

Ghanaian chemical engineer and innovator, Dr. Thomas Mensah was, on Tuesday, interviewed by Bernard Koku Avle on the Citi Breakfast Show. In the interview, Dr. Mensah touched on his educational background and his exploits in the technology space so far. Dr. Mensah, who had his secondary and tertiary education in Ghana has 14 patents, 7 of which awarded within a ...

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Banks’ lending rates drop marginally

Citi Business News’ checks have revealed that the Annual Percentage Rates and Average Interest Rates recorded in October have dropped marginally as compared to that of September 2017. Between September and October this year, all but one of the nine categories of the Bank of Ghana’s Annual Percentage and Average Interest rate report, witnessed a marginal decline in interest rates. The rates ...

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 McVitie’s Digestive marks anniversary with launch of National Consumer Promotion

Pladis, the global biscuit, chocolate and confectionery company, which owns the iconic brands, Godiva, McVitie’s and Ulker, has launched a national consumer promotion in Ghana to celebrate the 125th year anniversary of its much-loved McVitie’s Digestive biscuits which are enjoyed all over the world. pladis recently announced the consumer promotion at a media launch event held in Accra, Ghana. The ...

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UHAS introduces painless surgery for glaucoma treatment

The University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS), Ho, has made giant strides in the treatment of Glaucoma, an eye condition that causes irreversible blindness across the world, by introducing a painless and complication-free procedure called the Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS). Since 2014, many Ghanaians got MIGS and escaped from the lifelong everyday eye drops usage. Requiring just 10-minutess ...

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