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* Travel Nursing / UK NMC Set To Reduce OET Score From Next Week by Idowu Olabode: November 20, 2019, 06:18:12 PM
The UK Nursing and Midwifery Council is set to reduce the pass mark for Occupational English Test for Nurses dreaming to come to UK from next week 27th of November, 2019. This is contained in a press statement released earlier today by the regulatory board. The writing component is expected to be reduced to C+ from next week. Below is the press statement released by the regulatory board:

Statement on proposed changes to readmission and English language requirements


Released today (Wednesday 20 November) for approval by the NMC governing council on Wednesday 27 November, are a number of proposed changes to our readmission process and English language requirements.

These proposed evidence-based changes will help to streamline the process both for those wanting to return to practice and for those seeking to join our register for the first time.

Changes to English language requirements

One of the changes we’re asking Council to approve is to our English language requirements. We’re proposing to remove the five year limit on using nursing and midwifery qualifications taught in English, as evidence of a person’s English language skills.

We’re also requesting that Council amend the required score for the written section of the Occupational English Test (OET) so that it aligns with the change we made at the end of 2018 to the score of the written section of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).2

Changes to readmission

We’re also recommending changes that will make it more straightforward for those who have left our register to re-join. If approved, these changes will mean people who have completed their training in the past five years, but who lapsed their registration, will be able to use their qualification as evidence of clinical competence for both admission and readmission to the register.

Emma Broadbent, Director for Registration and Revalidation for the NMC, said:

    “These common sense changes are in line with the NMC’s commitment to better, safer care and will continue to ensure that only those nurses, midwives and nursing associates with the right skills, knowledge and command of English are able to join and re-join our register.”

These changes will go to the NMC Council for approval on 27 November 2019.
* News / Nursing And Midwifery of Ghana Committed To NURSING NOW Campaign by Idowu Olabode: November 15, 2019, 11:32:03 PM
 A one day meeting on Nursing Now Campaign was held for Nursing and Midwifery Staff of the Council and some Senior Nursing and Midwifery Officers from the Teaching Hospitals, Ghana Health Service and the Ministry of Health.

Nursing Now is a three-year global campaign (2018-2020) which aims to improve health by raising the profile and status of nursing worldwide.It also seeks to empower nurses to take their place at the heart of tackling 21st Century health challenges and maximize their contribution to achieving Universal Health Coverage.



Opening the meeting, Registrar of the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Mr. Felix Nyante called on all Nurses in Ghana to join in the campaign which will mainly focus on:
1. Universal Health Coverage
2. Evidence of Impact
3. Leadership and Development
4. Sharing effective practice
5. Nightingale challenge

Appreciating the work of Nurses and Midwives in Ghana and all over the world, Mr. Nyante noted that Nurses are the lynchpin of health teams, playing a crucial role in health promotion, disease prevention, treatment and care.

He stressed that for all countries to reach Sustainable Development Goal 3 of health and well-being for all at all ages, the World Health Organization estimates that the world will need an additional 9 million nurses and midwives by 2030.



“These additional jobs represent a global opportunity for investment in health workers. The job benefits will be particularly beneficial for women and young people as demonstrated by the report of the UN Secretary-General’s High Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth”, he said.

He said the Council will equip nursing and midwifery professionals through training, support and the development of leadership skills to take their rightful place at the table when decisions are being taken about the future shape of healthcare in Ghana.

Participants pledged their utmost commitment towards the Nursing Now campaign.
* News / Sierra Leonean 50 Nurses and Midwives Complete 2 Year Program in Ghana by Idowu Olabode: November 15, 2019, 11:27:09 PM
 Fifty (50) Sierra Leonean nurses and midwives who arrived in Ghana in 2018 to undergo a 2-year training and education in Registered Nursing and Registered Midwifery programmes have successfully completed and sat for the online licensing examination conducted by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. The examination took place simultaneously in the computer labs at the Council’s Head Office and NMTC, Koforidua.



Twenty five of the candidates were given training in General Nursing at the Nursing and Midwifery Training College, Koforidua, while the rest were given Midwifery Training at the Nursing and Midwifery Training College, Korle-Bu.

As the programmehas come to an end, successful candidates will be given Diploma in General Nursing and Diploma in Midwifery by the University of Cape Coast. The Nursing and Midwifery Council will also present certificates of Registration to candidates who will pass the online licensing exams.



According to the Registrar of the Council, Mr. Felix Nyante, the successful candidates in the licensing examination will be inducted on December 17, 2019 at the Council’s Head Office before they return to their Country.

The Candidates after the exams were thankful to God for seeing them through the 2-year programme successfully and pledged their preparedness to raise the flag of Nursing and Midwifery profession high when they go back to their Country.

It will be recalled the in 2018, Ghana’s Ministry of Health in partnership with the Nursing and Midwifery Council signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Mèdecins Sana Frontières (MSF) to train 50 Sierra Leonean nurses and midwives in Ghana.

The training formed part of MSF’s strategy to develop the required level of Human Resources for a proposed 160 bed Pediatric and Obstetric Hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone, which was hard hit during the Ebola outbreak.
* MCPDP / Ghana Nursing And Midwifery Council Begins Free Online CPD For Nurses, Midwives by Idowu Olabode: November 15, 2019, 11:14:02 PM
 The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana has announced the commencement of Free Online Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programmes for Nurses and Midwives in Ghana.

Starting January 2020, the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana announces the availability of Free Online Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programmes for Nursing and Midwifery Practitioners in Ghana.

𝐀𝐥𝐥 𝐍𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐌𝐢𝐝𝐰𝐢𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐩𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐎𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐂𝐏𝐃 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦 𝐛𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲, 𝐃𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟎, 𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟗.

The Online platform comprises of a mobile application and an online learning management system containing nursing and midwifery education. You will be able to study courses and submit your continuing professional development certificates automatically to the Nursing and Midwifery Council for renewal of your license to practice.

𝑩𝑬𝑵𝑬𝑭𝑰𝑻𝑺 𝑶𝑭 𝑼𝑺𝑰𝑵𝑮 𝑻𝑯𝑬 𝑶𝑵𝑳𝑰𝑵𝑬 𝑪𝑷𝑫 𝑷𝑳𝑨𝑻𝑭𝑶𝑹𝑴
1. Access to hundreds of leading education courses
2. App to download courses and study off-line
3. Online Education Portal (for study on computers)
4. One central place to record all of your CPD (which automatically updates the Council’s records)
5. The platform will assist you with your Continuing Professional Development requirements

𝐅𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐂𝐏𝐃 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦𝐦𝐞, 𝐍𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐌𝐢𝐝𝐰𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐫𝐞-𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐛𝐲 𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲, 𝐃𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟎, 𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟗.

Please click on the link to register www.wcea.education/nmcg
* Research / How WhatsApp Groups Support Nigeria’s Nurse Graduates by Idowu Olabode: November 14, 2019, 03:08:15 PM
Around 12,000 students are enrolled in Nigeria’s nursing schools each year. As it is in many health professions, these students often find it challenging after graduation when they search for and start their first job. They feel unprepared and have difficulties to put their knowledge from school into practice.

In addition, many feel unwelcome in their teams, which results in a sense of professional isolation and high drop-out rates. Yet, new graduates stand to gain a lot if they engage in networking groups. These are are known to be effective in creating a support system for young graduates, finding jobs, sharing knowledge and resources, and making connections.



WhatsApp, a mobile instant messaging platform, is a potential platform for professional networking which has seen recent remarkable expansion in Nigeria and other African countries. The reasons for this development are the increased availability of smartphones and the relatively low costs of data in Nigeria.

The platform can also be used easily without much technological knowledge and the connective features of the app enable up to 256 users to exchange text, emoticons, pictures, video, and audio messages.

These developments have created unprecedented opportunities for health professionals to share clinical information and professional experiences. It also helps them stay connected with each other after graduation.

The availability of this technology and lack of existing structures for professional networking among young nursing graduates has presented an opportunity to show how WhatsApp can be used to address this need among recent graduates of schools of nursing in Nigeria.

The research

Our research was part of a larger initiative that examined the use of social and mobile media in health professional contexts. It was funded by the Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development.

We randomised five schools with new nurse graduates in Oyo state, Nigeria, into two groups. In the first group, 77 graduates from three schools participated in three moderated WhatsApp groups. A further 37 graduates from the two other schools served as the control group, which didn’t engage in the moderated WhatsApp activities.

The two groups were comparable, as they had no significant differences on age, sex and the place of post-qualification practice.

The project team developed a script to guide moderators (group admins) whose responsibilities are to post messages, encourage full participation, respond to questions, and apply ground rules, in the facilitation and moderation of the group chat. The moderators were experienced nurses who shared clinical knowledge and stimulated professional discussions in the WhatsApp-based “online classrooms” for 6 months, December 2016 to May 2017.

The knowledge quiz “fastest finger” was aimed at stimulating the participants’ engagement. The first person who correctly responded to the moderator’s weekly question received a small amount of airtime. The moderators also rewarded the most active participants in every month with airtime.

Participants didn’t receive any other financial compensation; instead they used their own data bundles. At the end of the intervention, both groups completed an online survey that included knowledge tests. In addition, some participants from the WhatsApp groups took part in focus group discussions.

We found that participants in the moderated WhatsApp groups were more knowledgeable regarding the clinical topics discussed in the group chat and they expressed fewer feelings of professional isolation than their counterparts who didn’t take part in the moderated group chat. Similarly, those who engaged actively in the WhatsApp groups had more knowledge, experienced less isolation and showed higher levels of professional identification.

The positive quantitative results were affirmed in focus group discussion. Group discussants said that they learned from the interactions on WhatsApp and that they gained new knowledge about clinical topics:

    I gained a lot. It also made me learn even though I wasn’t reading textbooks.

    It connects us as if we are still in school.

In addition, some participants said they got jobs through adverts that the moderators posted in the chats.

The findings provide evidence that moderated WhatsApp groups can be a source of learning. In addition, they permit togetherness of geographically distant professionals.

The experience of isolation and a lack of knowledge are two very common issues that many health professionals encounter when they start their first job after graduation. The research points to the potential of instant messaging, which offers unique connective features, but is still an underused source of mobile learning in Nigeria.

Going forward

Health professional bodies may use the connective features of mobile instant messaging platforms to provide support for new graduates during their first few months of practice. Training institutions can also use these platforms to promote alumni activities that can enhance the development of the institutions.

The increasing use of WhatsApp by health professionals in Nigeria and elsewhere carries, however, considerable risks that also need to be considered. These include issues like the protection of privacy of both the health care provider and the patient and circulation of incorrect information.

To address these problems, health professionals need to be trained how to use social media apps responsibly and professionally. This kind of training and skills development should be included in pre-service and in-service education curricula.

Regulating agencies, such as the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria, also need to develop new or adapt existing guidelines on professional usage of mobile phones and social media.

Source: https://theconversation.com/how-whatsapp-groups-support-nigerias-nurse-graduates-124514
* News / Northern Ireland's Nurses Set For December Strike by Idowu Olabode: November 14, 2019, 02:38:40 PM
Nurses in Northern Ireland will go on strike over staffing numbers and pay disputes on 18 December, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has said.

The union said its members were planning 12 hours of strike action - the first in the RCN's 103-year history - having voted for the move last week.

There are more dates of strike action planned for the new year.



The health department said it remained "focused on finding a way forward" and was finalising a pay offer for 2019-20.

"This will be the best offer possible within the budget available, but the reality is that our ability to address pay issues is inevitably constrained at a time of intense budgetary pressures for health and social care services," said a department spokesperson.

The nurses' first day of industrial action, which includes refusing to do any task that is not patient-specific, will be on 3 December.

The industrial action will also include:

    Not working overtime
    Not working unpaid hours
    Not completing paperwork other than individual patient records

There are 2,484 registered nurses and 454 nursing support worker vacancies in Northern Ireland, according to the latest available statistics, which were published in June.

Nurses' pay within the health service also continues to fall behind England, Scotland and Wales, the RCN said.

The union said this was having a detrimental impact on patient care and adding pressure to the existing workforce.

In a ballot held over four weeks, 96% of nurses balloted voted in favour of industrial action, with 92% backing strike action. The turnout was 43.3%.

The total number of those balloted was about 8,000.

The RCN's Northern Ireland director Pat Cullen said after the vote that nurses had "spoken clearly".

The Department of Health said that, despite claims to the contrary, there was "no separate or untapped source of funding that we can access - nor can money simply be found in the budget".

Source: BBC News
* News / Nike Releases Air Zoom Pulse Shoes To Help Nurses Through Their 12 Hour Shifts by Idowu Olabode: November 14, 2019, 02:17:24 PM
Nike said: "During the sessions [at OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital], the designers of the Air Zoom Pulse learned the rigours of these health-care workers' day-to-day efforts.

"Nurses, for example, walk approximately four to five miles and sit for less than an hour during the course of a 12-hour shift. The work is physically and mentally demanding.



"The design for the Air Zoom Pulse tackles those challenges with simplicity in mind.

"The shoe is easy to get on and off, and equally simple to clean. The fit, cushioning and traction systems work together to secure the foot in all hospital conditions.



"The design confronts a range of medical-worker-specific challenges.

"How can a shoe be both comfortable for long stretches of standing and versatile enough to support the hurried movements required in emergency situations?

"The answer comes through the Pulse's full-rubber outsole, a flexible drop-in midsole with Zoom Air heel unit and a heel fit so secure, it feels like a soft, snug hug."

The collection launches on Nike.com on Saturday 7 December.

Source: Manchester Evening News
* News / UK P rime Minister Promises Quick, Cheap Visa For Overseas Nurses Coming To NHS by Idowu Olabode: November 08, 2019, 08:31:48 AM
Boris Johnson is promising a new "NHS visa" making it easier for doctors and nurses from around the world to work in the UK.

The new visa will ultimately form part of the Conservatives' planned points-based immigration system after Britain leaves the EU.

The move reflects concern within the NHS that it will struggle to attract the staff it needs after Brexit.

Under the scheme, the cost of a visa for health professionals would be halved from £928 to £464, while applicants would be guaranteed a decision within two weeks.



Applicants coming to work in the NHS would receive preferential treatment with extra points under the points-based system, and no cap on numbers entering through the NHS route.

They would also be able to pay back the cost of the immigration health surcharge through their salary if the charge is not already covered by the NHS trust offering the job.

The Tories said they want to launch the scheme before the points-based system comes in in 2021.

They have already announced a fast-track visa route to attract specialists in science, engineering and technology.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he wanted to attract "the very best talent in the world" to come to work in the NHS.

"From its inception, the NHS has recruited globally," he said.

"This new visa will make it easier for us to hire the finest doctors and nurses from other nations to come and work in the NHS - so that patients can receive the best possible care."

Home Secretary Priti Patel said: "These measures are part of our plan for an Australian-style points-based immigration system that allows us to control numbers while remaining open to vital professions like nurses.

"That means the best of both worlds - attracting talent from around the world so our NHS continues to provide brilliant service while ensuring that it isn't put under strain by opening Britain's borders to the entire world."

Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott said the Tories were "tying themselves in knots" over immigration.

"They use dog whistle anti-migrant rhetoric but are forced to accept we need migrant workers for key sectors, not just the NHS, but many more besides," she said. Read more on Nursesarena.com

"This policy is full of holes, with nothing to say about the nurses earning below their income threshold, as well as all the cooks, cleaners, hospital porters and others who are vital to hospitals, and nothing at all about their right to bring family members here."

Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/boris-johnson-nhs-staff-immigration-health-care-general-election-conservatives-a9194341.html
* News / RNMA 2019 Elections: We Are At Crossroads! by Idowu Olabode: November 05, 2019, 04:44:45 PM
Nursing in Ghana is already facing a myriad of challenges. This is partly due to many years of incompetent leadership as well as the phenomenon of non-nurses at the top hierarchy positions making decisions for nurses. Nurses do the riskiest job in Ghana but are arguably the poorly paid. Our work doesn't commensurate with our salaries. Our leaders over the years have failed woefully to negotiate for better salaries and conditions of service for us because they don't truly care about the nurse in the remotest village where there are no amenities.

It is a new dawn for nurses to elect firm leaders who know much of the association and would painstakingly serve nurses in a way that would empower them to have a bigger voice in shaping our national debate on policies.



There are many reasons why Adelaide should not be given the baton to lead nurses at this crucial moment where nurses are trying to keep their heads above the water.

First and foremost, Adelaide has never held any position at any level of the association -- right from facility level, to district level, to regional level or even the national level. As a matter of fact, she doesn't even have or belong to a sister association of GRNMA. Experience and institutional memory are vital prerequisite for persons gunning for the ultimate position in an association because nothing beats experience so far as good leadership is concerned.

Perpetual, on the other hand is very experienced leader. She has been the General Secretary (GS) of GRNMA for two consecutive terms. Adelaide contested twice against her and lost comfortably. Perpetual over the years have shown to be a better leader and the choice of the delegates. Nothing has changed. One would've thought that Adelaide would have gone for the GS position since the candidate who beat her twice for the same position is moving a notch up. It would've been a great opportunity for Adelaide to run for GS position as she would've been a veteran known-face candidate for it. Her dedication probably would've been rewarded by the delegates. And if she got endorsed for the GS position, it would've afforded her the opportunity to learn about the nuanced complexities about the association to be able to take up higher challenges and positions in future. Now, it would be fair to ask if Adelaide is indeed interested in positions to serve nurses or is interested in positions vied for by Perpetual. The irony is that, David Tenkorang, who was then campaign manager of "Adelaide for GS", is now vying for the GS position this coming delegates’ congress. Clearly, this time would’ve been Adelaide's best shot at the GS.

In unlikely event that Adelaide wins, GRNMA is dead. She has no institutional skills and experience about chairing council meetings, no familiarity of standing orders as well as having any appreciation of protocols. She would've to rely heavily on others to run the association. And remember, too many cooks spoil the broth.

If you have any idea of organisational organogram, you will realise that the position of the President and the General Secretary are the most pivotal. In the absence of the president, the GS can act, lobby and negotiate on behalf of the organisation. The GS is the obvious fill-in for the president in any unforeseen circumstances. The GS is a key signatory to all the important decisions. In some organisations, the GS is the ultimate pen of authority. The GS, certainly, is far closer to the presidency than any other portfolio in the hierarchy. Therefore, one can't doubt the capacity of Perpetual to take up the role of the presidency of GRNMA. To have been elected twice as GS is an evidence of trust in her leadership to make nursing in Ghana a truly noble profession. Experience can't be bought. You go through it. The nursing profession is at crossroads and we can’t afford to experiment with its leadership by entrusting it in the hands of people who so say they can bring dramatic change. Talk, has always, been cheap.

Unlike Perpetual who is a complete member of GRNMA, Adelaide is not a full member or not even a member at all. Any member of an association must honour his or her financial obligations in dues. Adelaide is not in good standing so far as her dues payment to the association is concerned. She is currently a lecturer at University of Ghana: that makes her a member of UTAG and Ministry of Education (MoE). She claims to be paying dues to GRNMA and that makes her a member of Ministry of Health (MoH) as well. Now, where lies her allegiance because she belongs to associations both under MoE and MoH. It is important to state that Adelaide is not affected by any form of promotions, salary negotiations and conditions of service for nurses. So, do you think such a person as president would go out on the limp to fight vociferously for better packages for nurses? Such a person can easily be co-opted into the side of the enemy. We need leaders whose salaries, conditions and promotions are the same as every nurse in GRNMA. This would be a primary motivation for them to fight for the best for everyone. Perpetual is that aspiring leader who is affected by anything that affects all nurses and doesn’t owe allegiance to any other association but GRNMA. Where you buy your kenkey that is where you collect your shito. Our leaders should have 100% allegiance to nurses.

Perpetual has always argued and stood for the welfare and well-being of nurses. For this reason, she has fallen off several times with some mafia leaders of the association who couldn’t get their self-serving decisions approved through the executive council of GRNMA. It is therefore, no surprising to see the old guards and leaders such as Asante Krobea, Alhassan Cosmas, Georgina Nortey among others supporting Adelaide to win. Adelaide, as the president of GRNMA would give these old guards unfettered leverage over the association especially with its finances.

It is important to add that Mr David, once campaign manager of Adelaide for General Secretary is now vying for GS. He is an employee of University of Ghana, Legon. If Adelaide and David both win their positions, President and General Secretary respectively, the whole GRNMA would be reduced to a Legon affair. The harsh realities confronting the association are very much likely to be put on the back burner and nurses would be the ultimate bearer of the brunt. Our already fragile bargaining power will further wane. You can be rest assured that Adelaide (and perhaps David too) would any day choose Legon (her employer) over any pressing issues bothering nurses in the country. If she has two equally important issues to attend to for Legon and for GRNMA at the same time, the former would be the obvious.

Last but not least, let us choose leaders who are down-to-earth and accessible at any time no matter how far they have travelled on their career path. Mrs Perpetual is the only servant leader we can’t afford to lose so far as making GRNMA a formidable association for all is concerned. She is truly one of us and better appreciates our challenges and problems.

A word to the wise is enough!
GRNMA, UNITY IS STRENGTH!
Stephen Awudu
Senior Health Tutor
Kpembe Nursing and Midwifery Training College

awudu.stephen@yahloo.com
0502691233/0246459621
* News / Germany To Import Nurses From Ghana To Ease Shortage of Nurses by Idowu Olabode: November 05, 2019, 04:33:07 PM
GERMANY IS set to consider the importation of trained nurses from Ghana to help in the provision of proper healthcare in that country.

Dietnar Brockes, Chairman of the Committee for European and International Affairs, State Parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia, Federal State of Germany, made the disclosure in Kumasi when he led a delegation to the Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) of Kumasi, Osei Assibey-Antwi.

According to him, Germany doesn’t have adequate nurses to attend to patients currently and since Ghana has nurses in abundance, it would consider importing nurses from Ghana, saying “Germany is in need of nurses so exchange programme in this area will be a win-win for both Germany and Ghana.” He said in Deutch language and it was translated into English by a translator.

Mr. Brockes was speaking with the Kumasi MCE when the two dignitaries discussed possible avenues where Ghana and Germany could work together.

He said his delegation, during their visit to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), realized that it was possible for KATH to start the exchange of nurses with Germany.

According to him, Germany boasts of modern technology and equipment in healthcare delivery but their nurse-to-patients ratio was not the best, hence the need to rely on Ghana for nurses.

Mr. Brockes also called for improved co-operation between universities in Ghana and Germany, noting that the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) was doing well.

On his part, Mr. Assibey-Antwi described Kumasi as the business hub of Ghana and so he entreated Germany and other foreign investors to visit the city and invest there.

According to him, about 3 million out of the Ashanti Region’s 5 million population lives in Kumasi, adding that the city boasts of everything that is needed for businesses to boom.

He said there is congestion in Kumasi and so potential investors from Germany could invest in high-rise car parks and housing projects and make more profits in the process.

Still explaining why he believes Kumasi is the ideal place to invest, he said “Kumasi is centrally located, the city is peaceful, the people are friendly and there are more areas to do business here”.
 
 
Source: Daily Guide
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