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I Feel Marginalised Because I’m from Volta Region; Invite Me Too – Edem to Prez Akufo-Addo

Rapper Edem says he has been marginalised and underrated over the years because he hails from the Volta Region.

The rapper, born Denning Edem Hotor, is of the strong conviction that he is often paid less in the industry because of where he comes from.

The CEO of Volta Regime Music Group (VRMG) who hails from Dzodze in the Volta Region made the comments during an interview on Behind the Fame on Drive Time on Joy FM with Lexis Bill.

“I feel underrated, at a point I feel we are doing much more than we are credited for…I’ve been marginalised but it just doesn’t get to me,” he explained.

To buttress his point, Edem said, “we’ve signed deals before where I was the least paid because I am from Volta Region and they pass comments like ‘your place is not big’.”

“Companies don’t want to go to my Region,” he stressed but noted that, there are only but a handful of events such as Miss Ghana and Ghana’s Most Beautiful that tours the Region because they are national events.

“You’ve never seen Mentor go to my Region to do talent search, you’ve never seen Stars of the Future scout anybody in my Region,” he said.

Edem believes that dialoguing on such issues is the way forward so "people change their perception."

“So with this platform, Mr President, I want you to build a stadium in my Region. It’s quite important when I go to Volta Region, I don’t have a stadium for my people to play football so President Akufo-Addo, my name is Edem I need you to build a stadium in my region,” he appealed.

Following Shatta Wale’s visit to the Flagstaff House to meet President Akufo-Addo, the rapper concluded that, “also, I know you are a fair father so next year is my birthday so I will expect an invite,” and “I want a Lexus.”

GHANA SHARED GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENDA,(GSGDA), 2010-2013

Since 1957, several policies and programmes to accelerate the growth of the economy and raise the living standards of the people have been pursued with varying degrees of success. These include Ghana Vision 2020:....click here to download full document.

Adventure Masters

Skill training in mushroom production for job and wealth creation with focus on women and youth, low income farmers in rural communities, pensioners, all job seekers by Adventure Masters.

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Made In Ghana Policy Document

The promotion of the “Made-in-Ghana” policy is meant to support the attainment of this vision. The aim of the policy is to create awareness among the Ghanaian populace on the need to patronise “Made-in-Ghana” goods and services. This, in turn, is expected to stimulate higher demand for products which would translate into increased production, processing and distribution along the value chain of targeted products. Some of the benefits of stimulating increased demand and expansion in domestic production could be in the reduction of the country’s import bill and an improvement in Ghana’s trade balance.

The formulation process for this policy focused on a multi-stakeholder approach involving the active participation of all key stakeholders from the public, private and civic sectors. The views and inputs obtained from the wide-ranging consultation process informed the issues and policy prescriptions contained in this policy document.

 

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Invitation to Attend the Made-In-Ghana Policy Launch

The Honorable Minister of Trade and Industry cordially invites the general public to the launch of made in Ghana policy.

The event is scheduled as follows:

Date          :     Monday 3rd October, 2016

Venue :     Accra International Conference Center

Time :     2:00 p.m.

 

The Ministry of Trade and Industry will appreciate your presence