Touchpoint health walk raises Gh¢13,000 for kidney patients

Touchpoint Magna Carta (TPMC), a Reputations Management, Event and Media Consultancy, has organised a health walk aimed at creating awareness about kidney-related diseases, while raising funds for the Kidney Care Project and people living with kidney diseases.

Dubbed ‘The Hunt,’ the second edition of the 12.6 kilometer walk up the now-popular Aburi Hills was complemented by aerobics. Participants were also sensitised on how to prevent kidney diseases. TPMC pledged to support the Kidney Care Project with GH¢13,000 which is an equivalent of the average number of steps taken at the walk.

Clarence Amoatey, General Manager of TPMC, said the high cost of the treatment and the terminal nature of kidney diseases in Ghana, make it a socio-economic problem that needs urgent attention.

“Less than 10 percent of the thousands of people living with kidney diseases in Ghana are able to access quality treatment because of the high cost involved,” he said. “A session of dialysis is estimated to cost GH¢260 and each patient is required to undergo an average of three sessions per week.There is, therefore, the need to reach out to the numerous Ghanaians living with or at risk of developing kidney diseases,” Amoatey added.

Last year, the TPMC Team raised GH¢10, 000 at the first edition of the health walk. The funds were used to offset the cost of a total of 53 dialysis sessions for five of the Kidney Care Project’s beneficiaries at the Renal and Dialysis Unit of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.

Joyce Effah, Founder of the Kidney Care Project, advised the participants to live a healthy lifestyle in order to prevent kidney-related diseases.

Touchpoint Magna Carta is an indigenous Ghanaian communications agency specialising in providing Events, Media and Reputation Management services. They are affiliated to Magna Carta, an exclusive African affiliate of the Global Ketchum Group, which has more than 100 offices around the globe. This year’s edition of The Hunt health walk was supported by Betway and Decathlon.

Gifty Klenam heads Ghana Export Promotion Authority
Gifty Kekeli Klenam
Gifty Kekeli Klenam

President Akufo-Addo has appointed Gifty Kekeli Klenam as the new Chief Executive of the Ghana Export Promotion Authority.

She takes over from James Z. Tiigah, who led the organisation, under the NDC government.

Klenam, a product of GIMPA, with specialisation in Management, brings with her a wealth of experience as an Entrepreneur and Exporter for more than twenty years; and an eight-year stint as a member of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Trade, Industry and Tourism when she represented the people of Lower West Akim Constituency at the Parliament.

She is the former CEO of Sunharvest Company Limited in Accra. Ghana Export Promotion Authority is expected to play critical role in the industrialisation agenda of the Akufo Addo administration.

Felix Nyarko-Pong wins CEO of the Year Award

Felix Nyarko-Pong, CEO, uniBank (Ghana) Limited, was on April 30, 2017 presented with the Banking and Financial CEO of the Year 2016 award at the 7th Ghana Entrepreneurs and Corporate Awards held at the Banquet Hall, State House, Accra.

The event which drew captains of businesses from across the various industries, key political appointees from the Ministries of Trade and Industry, Business and Development and Communications; Membership of the Council of State and the Diplomatic corps, honoured enterprising business personalities who made major impact in 2016.

Felix Nyarko-Pong, CEO, uniBank (Gh) Ltd wins CEO of the Year Award
Felix Nyarko-Pong, CEO, uniBank (Gh) Ltd., being presented with the Banking and Financial CEO of the Year 2016 award

A elated Felix, in a post-award interview with the media, indicated his pride for the recognition of his stewardship at uniBank – a wholly owned Ghanaian bank which has risen through the ingenuity of his Executive Team to become a tier 1 bank.

He praised the unflinching support of his staff which he indicated propped him for the award. Recipients of the Awards included Kojo Adae-Mensah, Group CEO of Data Bank, Hendrick Du Preez, Country Manager of Emirates Airlines, Freda Duplon, MD Nestle Ghana Limited, Mr. Tor Nyagard, CEO, Dangote Cement Ghana, etc.

Raymond Sowah appointed MD of GCB
Mr. Raymond Sowah - MD GCB
Mr. Raymond Sowah – MD GCB

The Board of Directors of GCB Bank Limited (GCB) has appointed Anselm Raymond Sowah, a seasoned banker and lawyer, as the Managing Director of the Bank.

He replaces Ernest Mawuli Agbesi who resigned as MD of the Bank recently. Sowah was a Banker in the City of London for 30 years and worked extensively in the erstwhile Ghana Commercial Bank London Branch, Ghana International Bank London and Bank of Montreal Capital Markets, London.

He is a commercially astute Business Banker and Lawyer with a consistent record of success in optimising the market, revenue; and has held senior management positions in the UK.

Indeed, Sowah has many achievements to his credit, including liaising with James Capel and Lonrho in the sale of shares in Ashanti Goldfields Corp, drafting Foreign Exchange Retention Agreements involving Ghanaian gold mining companies, advising Ghana Commercial Bank, Ghana (now GCB Bank) and Social Security Bank on the sale of their shares to the Ghanaian diaspora to cite a few.


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