The government is planning to build an app that will monitor religious gathering in other to ensure safety hygiene during COVID-19 pandemic. During a press briefing on Monday evening, Ghanaian Minister of Communication Ursula Owusu Ekuful said the app, known as PANABIOS (Pan African BioSurveillance Application) is “to help us stay compliant with all of these [conditions for resuming certain public gatherings].”
She said, “We are trialling in Ghana and hopefully it will be rolled out on the rest of the continent. Event organisers will have to download the application and register the event and venue that the event is taking place”
“For our collective peace of mind, every event needs to keep an accurate register of everyone who attends those functions so that when need be, you can provide that information to the health authorities and they can help all of us.” she added.
According to OMGVoice.com, the minister said religious gatherings, schools, weddings among others can resume partially under strict conditions.
It is not clear if Nigeria will also introduce the app. There have been mixed reactions in regard to the lockdown of places of worship which was recently relaxed.
Recall that the likes of Bishop David Oyedepo and Pastor Chris Oyakhilome have criticized the shutting down of churches which they perceived that there is ulterior motive behind it’s closure
Nothing must happen to Bishop kukah, those who are planning it know what I am saying. Apostle Suleman warns
The senior pastor of Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, Apostle Johnson Suleman has warned those planning to attack the revered Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah to desist from it. He tweeted the warning via his verified tweeter account in the early hours of Wednesday 30th December, 2020
Recall that Kukah had accused the president of nepotism, adding that he was sacrificing Nigeria for the pleasure of the north. Some northern groups including Arewa Youth Consultative Forum have come hard on Kukah, calling for his prosecution.
Read Apostle Suleman’s tweet below
Nothing must happen to Bishop kukah.
those who are planning it know what I am saying..
let’s not trigger what would snowball into more drama..
leave unarmed critics and deal with armed terrorists..
Dont touch bishop kukah.
when you touch God’s ministers,God would reply you..
Meet Eugene Ufoka, PLO Lumumba Foundation Representative in Finland. Why you should join the Foundation
The PLO Lumumba Foundation is one of the foundations from the African continent that is making giant strides across the globe. In Finland, the foundation is led by Mr.Eugene Ufoka, a human rights activist and co-founder of African Anti-Racism Society, Finland. He is asking Africans in Finland to join the foundation for the promotion of a good course.
Read more about the PLO Lumumba Foundation from the article below
THE PLO LUMUMBA FOUNDATION
Established in 1990, the PLO Lumumba Foundation has for all its lifetime deliberately worked to improve and enhance the self-development of the needy and disadvantaged groups in the societies it has worked in.
Throughout this time, and as products of its work, several young and energetic leadership have been nurtured to sustain its efforts and enlarge the impacts of its activities.
Running under the slogan of ‘Servant Leadership is the Mother’s Milk for Sustainable Development’, the Foundation has initiated several economic projects and fervently promoted the pride of African Identity and Diversity spanning across the 38 African nations where it operates.
Keen on promoting sustained efforts towards achievement of the SDGs in Africa, the PLO Foundation has partnered widely with well-wishers from across Europe, US and Middle East to fight poverty, hunger and gender inequality and promote affordable healthcare, access to water and sanitization and innovation.
We are also proud that in the last five years, we have accessed beneficial and uplifting support from Finland, through the able leadership of the PLO Foundation Finland Country Representative, Mr. Eugene Ufoka.
In so doing, we are proud to have cultivated a sense of strong cultural identity, common heritage, shared values and ethics which defined us as human beings and the humanistic agency that we should all have.
We are cognizant of the fact that we should not encourage a syndrome of dependency but rather encourage self-sustainability.
Indeed, our track record as far as that goes is an open page. Our Africa Mentorship Program boasts of significant successes in Agricultural programs geared towards ensuring food availability and security in the African continent; promotion of education through establishment of resource centers, book donations and digital literacy programs; promotion of quality rural Health; Community Development programs that promote cultural identity through Arts; Women & Youth driven programs and supporting gender equality and empowerment as well as Industry Innovation and Creativity programs that support African youth employment.
In so doing, we have made it a core agenda in our activities, to promote a people whose view of development is people-driven and relying on the potential of African people, especially its women and youth, and caring for children.
The programs are still ongoing in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Ghana, Sierra Leonne, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
In our three-decade long existence, we have earnestly worked towards seeing a more prosperous Africa, and more empowered people.
We sincerely hope that through these efforts, and gracious support from all quarters, we will be a flagship of excellence through transformation leadership in Africa.
Facebook announces plans to open a new office in Lagos, its second office in Africa.
In a statement on Friday, the social media company said the new office is expected to become operational in the second quarter of 2021 and will be the first on the continent to house a team of expert engineers building for the future of Africa and beyond.
This comes after it opened the NGHub, its first community hub in Africa in partnership with CcHub, and a small business group (SBG) operations centre in partnership with Teleperformance Nigeria.
Commenting on the development, Ime Archibong, Facebook’s head of new product experimentation said: “The opening of our new office in Lagos presents new and exciting opportunities in digital innovations to be developed from the continent and taken to the rest of the world”.
“All across Africa we’re seeing immense talent in the tech ecosystem, and I’m proud that with the upcoming opening of our new office, we’ll be building products for the future of Africa, and the rest of the world, with Africans at the helm. We look forward to contributing further to the African tech ecosystem.”
Kojo Boakye, Facebook’s director of public policy, Africa, said: “Our new office in Nigeria presents an important milestone which further reinforces our ongoing commitment to the region.”
“Our mission in Africa is no different to elsewhere in the world-to build community and bring the world closer together, and I’m excited about the possibilities that this will create, not just in Nigeria, but across Africa.”
Also commenting on the new office, Nunu Ntshingila, regional director, Facebook Africa, said: “We’re delighted to be announcing our new office in Nigeria. Five years on from opening our first office on the continent in Johannesburg, South Africa, we’re continuing to invest in and support local talent, as well as the various communities that use our platforms.
“The office in Lagos will also be key in helping to expand how we service our clients across the continent.”
Facebook said it has made a number of investments across Africa aimed at growing the tech ecosystem, expanding and providing reliable connectivity infrastructures and helping businesses grow since it opened its first office in 2015.
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