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Bnoskka Speaks On AfCFTA Basic Creative Business & IP Implications At Ghana Expo 2024, Tanzania



The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) through its National AfCFTA Coordination Office (NCO) and in-collaboration with the Tanzania Ministry of Trade and Industry held a Ghana Expo 2024 Tanzania at the Mlimani City Conference Centre from January 24-28, 2024.

Benjamin Oduro Arhin Jnr whose pseudonym is “BNOSKKA” a popular arm in the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) circles and on showbiz and other entertainment business platforms, represented for Ghana at the expo.

Bnoskka, is a Creative Arts Business and Intellectual Property Consultant, who  also doubles as a Lecturer at the University of Education, Winneba – Ghana. He is a member of the following organizations: Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), International Society for Music Education (ISME), Ghana Arts Teachers Association (GATA) and Music in Africa. He has worked with the Copyright Office of Ghana, with experience in creative arts business, arts and culture, music business, copyright and a coach for career and entrepreneurial skills and youth mentorship programs.
He has appeared on several newspapers, national television and radio programs across West Africa.

Bnoskka who was a panel member spoke on the AfCFTA policy on the Creative Economy for trade and service industries to benefit all the member countries under the AfCFTA’s agreements.

Bnoskka spoke on the basics of business startups and the laws governing registration in Tanzania and Ghana, copyright, trademark, intellectual property rights in business ideas and business registration processes that young entrepreneurs should be aware in order to meets the AfCFTA requirements to facilitate their business activities across Africa.

Bnoskka’s presentation was centred on basic business practices and legal requirements and how one can implement the foundation of their business to avoid intellectually property infringements and offenses. Also, he spoke on how to protect your creative business ideas, unfair competition and disclosure of investment information from competitors.

The Ghana Expo 2024 Tanzania was officially opened by the Tanzanian Minister of Industry and Trade, Mr. Ashatu Kijaji and NCO Director Dr. Fareed Arthur, Ghana Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Director Mr. Abu Osuman, Ghana Ministry of Trade and Industry, Chief Commercial Officer Mr Kofi Addo, NCO Snr Advisor Stakeholder Engagement Mr. Jacob Gyamfi-Aidoo.

There were over 150 exhibitors from Tanzania and Ghana with products ranging from Textiles, Garments, Fabrics, Cosmetics, Commerce, Digital Media, Relics and Artwork, Tanzania Women Chamber of Commerce, Tanzania Chamber of Commerce Trade Industry and Agriculture, DSTV Tanzania, Multichioce, Ghana Shippers Authority, Tanzania Bureau of Standards, Ghana Revenue Authority, CDEA Tanzania, shipping and Logistics, Cocoa Products from Ghana, Black Soap, Shea-butter, Alcoholic and Nonalcoholic Beverages, Free Zones Authority, Ecobank Tanzania, Tanzania Revenue Authority, The World Bank, Ghana Investment Promotion Centre, Tanzania Trade Development Authority, Ghana Culture Forum, Fibre, Ceramic and Fire Extinguish Companies, etc.

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Ghana’s population now 30.8 Million – Statical service



Provisional figures from the Ghana Statistical Service puts Ghana’s current population at 30.8 million.

This forms part of the outcome of the 2021 Population and Housing Census, which started in June.

According to Government Statistician, Prof Samuel Kobina Annim, this represents a 6.1 million increase from the 24.7 million recorded during the last count in 2010.

The gender demography also revealed that 50.7% of the national figure are females while males make up 49.3%.

Ghana’s population now 30.8 million – Statistical Service
Speaking to stakeholders in Accra during the announcement, the Statistician described the 2.1% growth rate recorded as the slowest since independence.

Per the 2021 PHC computations, “Ghana’s population has grown five-fold over the past seven decades,” Prof Annim said on Wednesday, September 22.

Greater Accra remains the most populated area with 5.4 million people, compared to the 4 million recorded in 2010. It is followed by the Ashanti Region’s 5.4 million from 4.8 million recorded during the last count.

The Ahafo Region, however, has the smallest population with 600,000 people.

Meanwhile, the final results of the 2021 PHC are expected to be announced in November 2021.

But the Statistical Service believes that certified figures in the day will not vary significantly from what has been revealed on Wednesday.

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Awutu Bereku festival turns bloody as gunshot blows off 9-yr-old’s head [Video]



A 9-year-old boy has been shot dead during a festival ritual in Awutu Bereku in the Central Region.

Two others are said to be in critical condition and have been sent to the hospital.

According to a deceased’s relative, Atta Kow was shot dead on Monday morning by traditional authorities who were performing rituals to purify the community ahead of the Awutu Awubia festival.

The man who gave his name as Joe told Adom News‘ Kofi Adjei that the people were supposed to be shooting into the sky but that wasn’t the case.

Joe said he was therefore amazed at how they ended up shooting the victim who he said was his mother’s only child.

“Oh, they have killed my son,” was all the deceased’s mother could say as he rushed in, wailing.

Joe said, together with his father, they rushed outside to meet a crowd surrounding the deceased’s body covered with a cloth with blood all over the place.

The Awutu Bereku District Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Joshua Semanyo who confirmed the incident said the suspect has been arrested.

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