Tag: Ghanaian_Culture


GUBA FOUNDATION EMBARKS ON CAMPAIGN TO SAVE BABIES

The GUBA Foundation, an African charity organization based in the United Kingdom has launched a campaign to raise funds to purchase incubators for deprived hospitals in Ghana.

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The campaign dubbed “Closing the Gap- Infant Mortality” is aiming at acquiring incubators to distribute to hospitals in Ghana to reduce the number of babies who die within a few days of birth due to inadequate equipment.

Out of a 1000 babies born each year in Ghana, 29 die within the first month of birth and 38 of those that survive the first month do not live to see their first birthday.

 

About 166 infants die each year before the age of one in deprived communities in the Brong Ahafo, Northern and Upper West regions of Ghana.

According to a report by Joy FM, an Accra-based radio station, 19 babies died at the Dormaa Presbyterian Hospital in Ghana from January to April of this year because the only incubator in the hospital broke down last year and has not been replaced.

The report said hospital officials are using surrogate wooden incubators fitted with bulbs to preserve the lives of new born babies. A situation which beggars believe in this day and age of technology and more especially in a country like Ghana.

The Chief Executive Officer and Founder of GUBA Foundation, Dentaa, said; “it would be an unprecedented form of inhumanity if citizens of this world do not react to this catastrophe.

No child should die because institutions in society, and its citizens consciously denied them their ultimate right of life. We must do the little we can to help save these children”.

GUBA Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that seeks to address problems and issues relating to poverty, disability and health in Ghanaian and African communities in the United Kingdom and Ghana. The Foundation’s vision is to provide awareness, support, and guidance to the families, encourage strong community cohesion and ensure that communities have access to the services that they require.

 Through its mother organization-GUBA (Ghana UK Based Achievement) Awards and its successful non-profit business and innovation awards, the charity has developed a reputation for transforming ideas into reality and embracing new challenges. The foundation has previously supported children and families living with Autism.

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 We are appealing to all communities worldwide to help the foundation achieve its goal of reducing infant mortality by donating incubators or any amount in the three ways outlined below:

  1. Please donate a maximum of £10 by simply texting the word GUBA00 followed by the amount to 70070 e.g. GUBA00 £10
  2. Visit our fundraising page: https://www.justgiving.com/gubafoundation/
  3. You can also send a cheque, made payable to GUBA Foundation, to 459 Prince Regents Lane, London E16 3HX. Please include a letter with your cheque stating your name and address.

 

Media Contacts:

George Ameyaw

GUBA Awards

Head of PR/ Marketing/ Sponsorship

Email: George@gubaawards.co.uk

Mobile: 00447956945360

 

Reginald Ofori Kyere

Email: reggie@gubafoundation.org

Mobile: (+233) 0546093969

 

Website: www.gubafoundation.org

Twitter: @GUBAFOUNDATION

 

 

Infant Mortality

Infant Mortality is the death of children less than one year of age. Infant Mortality Rate is the probability of a child dying between birth and exactly one year of age, expressed by 1000 live births. Infant Mortality Rate in Africa is 60 deaths per 1000 live births, five times higher than Europe where just 11 infants die out of a 1000 births. Ghana`s Infant Mortality rate stands at 38 deaths per 1000 live births. Overall, Ghana`s Child Mortality Rate(  Children who die before the age of five) is 78 deaths per 1000 live birth, far from its Millennium Development Goal Target of 43 deaths per 1000 live births as at 2015.

 

 About GUBA Foundation

GUBA Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that seeks to address problems and issues relating to poverty, disability and health in Ghanaian and African communities in the United Kingdom and Ghana. The Foundation’s vision is to provide awareness, support, and guidance to the families, encourage strong community cohesion and ensure that communities have access to the services that they require.

 

 Me Firi Ghana (@Me_FiRi_GHANA)

Mista Silva drops visual for “Cool It Down” Feat EL

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MOBO Nominee and UMA Winner Mista Silva fresh of a trip to Ghana, hits us with “COOL IT DOWN” feat award winning Rapper and Sarkodie producer EL. This track is yet another taster off his forthcoming EP “Let It Off”.

The fruitful trip to the motherland, which has seen him collaborate with the likes of R2Bees, Bisa Kdei and a handful of other African superstars, has also yielded a fun times video, shot on Ghana’s Ada beach resort, taking influence from Jay Z and Kanye’ West’s popular track “Ottis”.

Both Mista Silva and E.L prove yet again everything is possible and nothing but themselves are a tall order.

Check out the vid for cool it down below

Me Firi Ghana (Me_FiRi_GHANA)

Touring Ghana – Part 9….

Volta Region

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With rolling hills and valleys, rocky outer crops overlooking Lake Volta, lagoons, rivers and waterfalls, beautiful and serene beaches, mangrove swamps and tropical rainforests, the Volta region is home to one of Ghana’s best nature sceneries and one of the few places you can experience almost every tropical climate in West Africa. Boasting a rich diversity of history and culture and a vibrant people, a trip to this easterly part of Ghana is one you’ll unlikely forget.

Getting there

If coming from Accra or Kumasi, then STC buses are the ideal mode of transport to the Volta region, going to cities like Ho, Hohoe and Aflao. Trotros from major parts of Ghana go to these places as well.

Where to stay

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The Volta region has beautiful accommodation that really makes you feel like part of the place. With many hotels, b&bs and lodge houses to choose from, there’s something to suit everyone’s budget. Some of the best places to stay include the Wli Water Heights in Hohoe, Meet Me There in Dzita, Roots Yard in Peki, Biakpa Mountain Paradise in Biakpa, Vilcamba Hotel in Denu and Chances Hotel in Ho.

Things to do

One is spoilt for choice when it comes to activities to do in this part of Ghana as the region has a number of interesting places definitely worth visiting. Start off by exploring the dramatic grottos and caves etched in limestone that dot the region. These include the ancestral caves of Likpe, the grottos of Kpanda in Agbehoe & Aziavi, the caves of Nyagbo, Logba and Alepafu.

Get stuck in the history of the region by visiting the old Keta-Krachi Slave Route which served as a vital slave port in colonial times. Now completely submerged in the Volta Lake, nothing remains of this town except three buildings. Also worth a visit is Fort Prinzenstein in Keta built by the Danish traders in 1784. It served as a dungeon for slaves awaiting transportation to the Caribbean, and still stands today.

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Next, grab yourself a bargain by heading to the Dzemeni Market on the bank of Lake Volta where one can find great quality fabric and beads. It’s also a great place to witness local like as the market also serves as a place to trade mostly basic goods and livestock. Agbozume village is famous for their beautiful hand-woven kente cloth. Here you can witness weavers at work.

If you love a little adventure then get hiking and trekking on some of the numerous hills and mountains that dot the region. Mountain Dzebobo, Adukulu and Mount Afadjato (the highest mountain in Ghana) offer challenging climbs that is well rewarded with some spectacular scenes of the region as well as colourful birds, butterflies and monkeys that habit these mountains. You can also head to the Volta Estuary to see some of the region’s indigenous wildlife. The estuary provides scenic beauty with river and ocean beaches and its sand bars which serves as resting ground for seabirds and endangered species of twitter. Other wildlife reserves worth visiting are the Keta-Angaw Lagoon Basin, Tafi Monday Village and the Kyabobo National Park.

If all the activities above have made you tired then relax in the Keta District, which has some of the most beautiful and clean beaches in West Africa. The best ones can be found in the Volta Estuary Areas from Azizanu to Atiteti, Cape St. Paul in Woe, Tegbi, Anloga and the Kedzi Areas. Another distinctive feature of the Volta region is its waterfalls. Often set in attractive wooded or mountain settings, the waterfalls, such as Wli Falls, in Wli Nature Reserve, Tagbo Falls near Liati Wote, Tsatsadu Falls near Hohoe and a few others make for a spectacular viewing.

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Finally, really get to know the people and culture of the Volta region by getting stuck in many of their festivals held all year round. With over 10 tribes occupying the region, all with their distinctive language and customs, these festivals filled with pageantry and pomp have varying activities such as purification ceremonies, a durbur of chiefs,, singing dancing, kente weaving, drumming and pouring of libation.

Now you can’t say goodbye to the region without trying some of the region’s traditional dishes. A must try is the region’s famous Volta tilapia with akple or akple with okro soup. Equally tasty is abolo with shrimps and ‘one man thousand’ (kapenta fish). Polish these dishes off with a shot of akpeteshie or palm wine and you’ll never want to leave!

Yaa Nyarko (@Yaayaa_89)

 

Touring Ghana – Part 7…

Eastern Region

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With dramatic landscapes and historic relics, home to the Akosombo Dam, Volta Lake and beautiful Koforidua flowers (women) and the birthplace of the Ghanaian cocoa industry, the eastern region certainly lives up to its reputation as having Africa’s most friendliest people

Getting there

The eastern region is easily accessible if you’re travelling from Accra or Kumasi as the capital Koforidua is served by very good roads from these places. The bus journey from Accra is between 45mins to an hour.

Where to stay

Known for its calming and cool temperatures, the eastern region has many great hotels and guesthouses to make your stay a truly relaxing one. These include Beige Village Golf Resort and Spa (New Abirem), the Hillburi (Aburi), Bedtime Hotel (Koforidua), Akosombo Continental Hotel (Akosombo), Capital View Hotel (Koforidua) and Maasankofah Hotel (Aburi).

Things to do

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The idyllic atmosphere in this part of Ghana makes the eastern region the perfect venue for a relaxing getaway. With its striking landscapes and large areas of lush tropical forests, the region is home to some of Ghana’s best nature reserves.

Start off by heading off to the Aburi Botanical Gardens (opened in 1890) to discover its rich collection of tropical flora which attracts scores of birds and butterflies. Next, go to the Atewa-Atwirebu Butterfly Sanctuary near Kibi, home to one of the largest butterflies in the world, the ‘Papillio Antimachus’. Other wildlife and nature reserves also worth visiting are the Bonsu Arboretum Forest Reserve, Kogyae Strict Nature Reserve and the Bonsu Arboretum Butterfly Sanctuary.

Make sure to also visit the largest tree in all of West Africa, which can be found at the Esen-epam Forest Reserve. Another forest worth visiting is the Dodowa Forest, where one can find the Great Baobab Tree (Adansonia Digitata). The tree displays ‘bumps’ and ‘wounds’ caused by bullets made of beads, beans, salt, black potions and talismans fired by the Shai warriors to declare the Kantamanso War in 1826.

If you’ve had enough of wildlife parks and nature reserves, drink in the spectacular sight of the regions numerous waterfalls. Boti Waterfalls is a seasonal waterfall best viewed in June to August, whilst the Tsenku Waterfall is there all year round, dropping from a height of 250ft. Also worth a visit is the Begoro Waterfalls, made up of many small falls and cascades – makes a perfect location for a picnic.

For a spot of adventure, head on to the Lake Volta, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world. One can also find the Akosombo Dam there. If it’s a cruise you want to go on, or partake in some water sports or do a spot of fishing, then the Lake Volta won’t disappoint. The lake also has many fascinating islands such as Dodi Islands – try and explore there if you can.

Discover a little history of the region by visiting the Tetteh Quarshie Cocoa Farm, the first cocoa farm established in Ghana (Quarshie brought cocoa seeds from Fernando Po Island), where one can still see original cocoa trees planted in 1879. Also worth visiting is the Slave Market of Abonse, where one can see traces of the 17th and 18th century slave market that serves as an important cross roads in the Slave Route. Not to be missed is the Okomfo Anokye Shrine at Awukugua-Akwapim (his birthplace). There you’ll find scattered throughout the towns on the Akwapim Ridge remnants of the legendary priest, such as his hand and footprints permanently etched in solid stone and where he carved out the first ‘oware’ board in stone.

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Other places of interest in the region are the Kwahu Scarp, known for its breathtaking and picturesque villages and home to the Kwahu people, the Krobo Mountains (first home of the Krobo people. One can find relics and building ruins of their first settlement), the beads market in Koforidua, the Umbrella Rock and Ghana’s only commercial diamond mine at Akwatia.

The eastern regions hold 4 of the 10 major festivals that are celebrated in Ghana. These include the Paragliding festival which attracts people from all over Ghana and overseas, the Odwira festival celebrated by the people of Akwapim in September/October and the Dipo festival celebrated by the people of Krobo Odumase and Somanya. Depending on what time of the year you go, you’ll be sure to find festivities taking place.

Now you can’t leave the eastern region without trying some of their tasty food. The diverse tribes that are found in the region are reflected in their cuisine – so anything from fufu to omotuo (riceballs) with light or peanut soup, ampesi or banku and okro stew can be found there.

Yaa Nyarko (@yaayaa_89)   

Pot of Love coming soon to Vox Africa…

New Dating show to Air this Christmas

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A Brand new cookery dating show filmed in Ghana, pot of love  will be hitting our screens this Christmas on Vox Africa.

Jokes, Laughter, Excitements, Love at first sight, disaster, what to cook or what not to cook to win a mystery man’s heart. Pot of love has a lot to give. It’s a show not to be missed.

Viewers in the UK can watch Pot of Love on Vox Africa, Sky Channel 218 whilst viewers in Ghana can catch it on DStv191. The first episode is scheduled for 10th December at 7.30pm

Check out the trailer below for a preview of what is to come

 Me Firi Ghana (Me_FiRi_GHANA)
 

 

Ghanaian State of Mind…. The Documentary!

Breaking the Stigma of Mental Health in the Ghanaian and wider African community

Cherish Counselling Practice, My Ghana Roots and Narrow Path Films proudly present Ghanaian State of Mind.  A candid documentary on mental health and how it is perceived in the Ghanaiana community. It was released over the weekend to much anticipation.

The documentary features Me Firi Ghana’s very own Editor Ben Anim-Antwi, Radio presenter Claire Clottey aswell as entrepreneur Mavis Amankwah amongst others. All contributors provide insight into how we as a society perceive, recognise and deal with mental health

Ghanaian State of Mind is available now on My Ghana Roots youtube channel but you can also check it in full below;

Please share the video, continue to support the moment with the following hashtags;#GhanaianStateofMind #TimeToChange and let’s get talking to break the stigma surrounding mental health

Lastly well done to Derek Appau (Founder of My Ghana Roots), Alfred K Mante (Director Narrow Path Films) and Abigail Baah for coming together to produce such a thoughr provoking documentary.

Me Firi Ghana (@Me_FiRi_GHANA)

Touring Ghana – Part 5

Western Region

They say the best comes from the west, and this cannot be more true when in the western region. One of the most interesting regions in Ghana, the western region is home to picturesque villages, former historic European trading forts, beautiful and affordable resorts, fantastic beaches, tropical rainforests and of course, birthplace of the first president of Ghana, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah. I can’t even begin to tell you the things that one can find in that region, but whatever your tastes and interests are, there’s guaranteed to be something for you!

Getting there

Journeying to the western region is relatively easy. STC buses from Accra just takes four hours and trains leave from Kumasi to the capital Secondi-Takoradi twice daily.

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Where to stay

Being a coastal region, one is spoiled for choice when it comes to accommodation. As well as resorts, there are several hotels, guest houses and lodges to choose from. Some of the best rated accommodation in the region include Busua Inn Resort, Ghana Spirit, Casablanca Guest Inn, Stellar Lodge, Anomabo Beach Resort, Planter’s Lodge, Lou Moon Lodge, Escape3points Ecolodge, Ezile Bay Village and many others. Most of these are located in the cities of Busua, Axim and Beyin, and Secondi-Takoradi.

Things to do

Where to begin!? There are a plethora of things one can do in this region. Let’s start with the beaches. Some of the best beaches in Ghana can be found here, and due to few visitors, the beaches are clean and safe. These include Miamia Beach, Busua Beach, Ajua Beach, Coconut Grove Beach Resort, Ankobra and Paradise Beaches, Sports Club Beach, Alaska Beach and Princess Town Beach. These beaches are perfect for picnics, quiet reflection and meditation, BBQs and those of you who want to get your surf on!

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For those who of who want to get into a bit of local history, the western region is littered with several forts and castles built by the Dutch, British, Portuguese and Brandenburgian during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries for trading slaves, gold and other products. Some of these forts are World Heritage sites and the ones open to visitors include Elmina Castle and Fort St. Jago in the historic town of Elmina, Cape Coast Castle in Cape Coast, Fort Metal Cross at Dixcove, Fort St. Apollonia at Beyin, Fort St. Antonio at Axim, Fort Batenstein at Butri, Fort Sebastian at Shama, Fort Groot Fredericksburg at Princess Town and many others.

Also, be sure visit the original grave and pay your respects to the founding father of Ghana Dr Kwame Nkrumah, which can be found in Nkroful.

There are several other attractions that are not be missed if you’re in the Western region. These include a trip to Nzulezu, a picturesque village entirely built on stilts which one can explore on a canoe. Head out to Monkey Hill located at the Heart of Secondi Takoradi, a tropical rainforest inhabited by monkeys. For breathtaking views of the region and all its glory, visit the southernmost point of the country, Cape Three Points. Also, be sure to pass by the Wassa Dormama Rock Shrine, a nature shrine known as ‘bosom kese’ (great god) by locals. There, you’ll find a mammoth rock monolith reaching almost three storeys high and supported by three other rocks and wrapped in a forest of ancient tree vines. It is truly a sight to behold.

As the region with the highest rainfall in Ghana, the western region is awash with lush hills and tropical rainforests where one can find many wildlife and nature reserves. The Ankasa Conservation Area is one of the natural treasures of Ghana – its home to some of the most diverse plant and bird species, the bongo, forest elephants, endangered primates, several streams and rivers, and the spectacular Bamboo Cathedral (there are camping facilities for those who want to stay overnight). Another nature reserve worth visiting is the Amansuri Conservation Area, a wetland that has the stand of an intact swamp forest and is home to monkeys, birds, crocodiles, and marine turtles. Other wildlife reserves in the region include the Bia National Park, the Egyambra Crocodile Sanctury and the Akatakyi Crocodile Pond.

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Finally get stuck in local festivities that take place during the annual Kundum Festival which occurs between July and August. Enjoy the drumming, dancing and feasts that take place during this period. If you’re a foodie, make sure you check out Captain Hook’s, Han’s Palace Northsea Restaurant, Veivaag Lodge Restaurant in Secondi Takoradi, and Saha Country Kitchen and Cafe Puerto in Beyin for mouth-watering local and international cuisines. Local dishes to definitely try are akyekye (made from cassava) served with avocado and fufu with mushroom or snail lightsoup.

What I’ve covered above are just some of the things you can do in this region. There is so much to discover (fishing, whale-watching, canoeing etc.) in this part of Ghana so be sure.

Yaa Nyarko (@Yaayaa_89)

Touring Ghana – Part 1…..

The holidays are here again, which means many Ghanaian families in the UK and around the world will be going to Ghana for some holiday sun.

Usually when we holiday in Ghana, we tend to stay in the southern part of Ghana, notably in Accra or Kumasi. In case you have forgotten, Ghana is made up of 10 regions! 10 regions with its own unique rich culture and tourist attractions. I mean, do we really explore Ghana when we visit? How many of you have visited Wa (Upper West region), Ho (Volta region), or Bolgatanga (Upper East region) just out of curiosity and interest?

Our motherland has so much vibrant history and culture that can be easily missed if one does not look.  Holidaying in Ghana should not just revolve around Accra and Kumasi, so I’m going to give a short breakdown of the different regions in Ghana and what each has to offer. If you’re in Ghana this summer or will be visiting in the Christmas period, why don’t you take some time to go to some of these places? It just might change might your view of Ghana for the better…

 

Upper West Region

Let’s start with the Upper West, noted for its lush green savannah and also boasting a rich cultural heritage. Home of the Damba festival and many others, the xylophone, pito and tuo zaafi, a trip to the north-western part of Ghana is an adventure one is unlikely to forget!

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Getting there

You can fly to the upper west region by air to Tamale then continue your journey by road using STC buses. If you’re travelling from Accra or Kumasi to the region by bus then the journey time is 15 and 11 hours respectively. International visitors can also come through Burkina Faso via the Hamile border.

Where to stay

It is true that the infrastructure in the northern part of Ghana is perhaps not as developed as the rest of the country; however the Upper West region offers a few choices of quite nice accommodations in forms of hotels and guesthouses. Upland Hotel and Jam Guest House in Wa are probably the best places to stay – the rooms have air con, running water, fridge and TV.

Things to do

There are countless things to do in the upper west region that will occupy your time. The Wa Naa’a Palace in the capital Wa is a magnificent piece of architecture one must not miss. Built in the 16th century, the palace is home to the paramount chief of Wa. Another equally charming palace to visit is the Jirapa Naa’a Palace, the first multi-storey mud building in Ghana.

The Upper West region is rich with history – just north of Wa is the Gwollu Defence Wall, a defence wall built by Gwollu Koro Liman to defend the town of Gwollu against slave traders in the 19th century. One can also see the legacy of the trans-Saharan trade in the form Islamic influences in the towns within the region – the region is dotted with mosques, most notably the ancient Sudanese mosques at Nakore.

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Make sure you explore the region’s rocky landscape, including the beautiful mushroom shaped rocks known as the Wulin Mushroom Rocks. Visit ancient caves found in Bulenga, Dahili and Sankana, which served as refuge for those fleeing from slave traders, and remnants of former slave camps can be found in Pizaga and Dolbizon.

The Upper West region is also known for its many wildlife and nature reserves – take in some of the natural wonders Ghana has to offer by heading to the Gbelle Game Reserve and Bird Sanctuary in Tumu, which is home to buffalos, elephants and Ghana’s largest herd of roan antelopes. The Wechiau Hippopotamus Sanctuary is another wonder, and also home to other reptiles and birds. Experience one of the best dawn choruses (bird song) in Africa by spending the night at the Hippo Hide Tree. Other nature reserves to explore are the Sombo Bat Sanctuary, the Jefiiri Sacred Royal Python Sanctuary and the Crocodile Pond in Eremon.4-drummers

Finally, get your party groove on by attending some of the festivals held all year round in the region, notably the Damba festival, the Paragbiele festival, Willa Festival and the Kakube Festival. These are occasions to witness the chiefs and people of the region in their smocks and traditional attire. Listen to xylophone players while tucking into a bowl of tz or ‘tuazaafi’ and a of calabash millet beer (pito)!

 Yaa Nyarko (@yaayaa_89)

#LetsGoalGhana World Cup Social Media Tool Kit

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Me FiRi Ghana’s #LetsGoalGhana World Cup Social Media Tool Kit

For pre game and in game commentary, express your views using our social media tool kit of creative images

The toolkit has been designed with you in mind.

It contains charismatic images intertwined with exuberant quotes, well known Ghanaian sayings and outbursts of humours banter.

Be part of the campaign, share in the fun and download the toolkit below!

Ps. Don’t forget to add the hashtag #LetsGoalGhana

Click Here To DOWNLOAD

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Message from the Editor: Lets Goal Ghana ! The Peoples Campaign

Me Firi Ghana’s Global Social media campaign launches to frenzied activity, Now YOU need to join the movement!

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At 12:00 GMT Tuesday 10th June we launched our World cup social media campaign we believe can be the envy the world over. There has been months of strategizing how best we can execute the campaign and now the time has come to execute with excellence. The word is we are trending in the US with our hashtag #LetsGoalGhana during yesterday afternoons activities, visibly irking the Americans and that’s what it’s all about making impact!

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But why the campaign? …Simply we were inspired to create this campaign because of the exploits of the Ghana team at the last world cup and the affect their success had on all of us. We wanted to make sure this time around all that emotion be it agony and ecstacy was captured, recorded and made accessible for everybody and anybody to tap into..

The objective of the campaign is to create a social media phenomenon, by owning defining moments and conversations relating to the World Cup. We also want to unite, showcase and share the passion of the global Ghanaian community. During this time we want to make Ghana accessible for everyone not just Ghanaians. The campaign will pay particular attention to audiences in the UK, USA, Ghana and Canada within the 18-35 Age demographic.

The campaign will be executed by utilising our social media platforms (Twitter,Facebook & Instagram) as well as our blog posting proactive and reactive content throughout the World Cup using the hash tag #LetsGoalGhana. Our Media partners who include; OMG Ghana, GUBA, Benny Bonsu, Ameyaw Debrah, Goal.com (Ghana) and MyGhanaRoots will be working alongside us to create a unique online experience.

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A world cup toolkit consisting of a selection of exclusive images (created by Me Firi Ghana’s Creative Director Samuel Mensah) will be available for downloaded from 12 June 2014 on our website. These images can be uploaded to various platforms to allow you to get involved and engage with the campaign. Don’t forget fans can also purchase official merchandise and original products via our website.

 Lets Goal Ghana media partner/Ambassador Benny Bonsu said of the campaign;

As a true Ghanaian, my focus this summer is to stay a TRUE GHANAIAN. Our culture, our people and our history show a group of people who are aspirational. This World Cup will be the same. Aspiring to be an inspiration not only to Ghanaians, but to the rest of the world. I am extremely happy to be part of and support the #LetsGoalGhana campaign by #MefiriGhana simply because; it represents a new inspirational Africa. Not just Ghana.”

Now its on you to make the campaign what you want it to be. It has already started impressively and it has the potential to become a worldwide phenomenon. However you want to use the tools of the campaign is up to you but remember whatever you do make sure you do it to inspire, inform and unite not just a generation of Ghanaians but global community of people to love and beauty of Ghanaian culture.

I’m really excited are you? In the Black stars we trust! #LetsGoalGhana !

Ben JK Anim-Antwi (@Kwesitheauthor)