GhanaReview International - The Leading Ghanaian News Agency
London New York Accra
GRi Latest News
Tuesday 17 October 2017

2017-10-12

[N] PURC boss, Samuel Sarpong, sacked
[N] Don’t stampede gov’t into closing fuel stations – OMCs
[N] £350k Scandal: Otumfuo clean – Sacked Bank Official
[N] 245 suspected drug peddlers, prostitutes arrested in Ashanti
[N] Don’t follow ‘malicious’ social media – Rawlings advises Media General
[N] Gov’t withdraws Zongo Development Fund bill

2017-10-11

[B] Ghana woos investors at IMF/World Bank Meetings
[B] Hybrid power stations to add 850MW to grid
[N] Agric College Students Picket At MoFA Today
[N] We don’t need cabinet meeting to solve gas explosions – Namoale
[N] Cost of home loans drop to 30.6 %
[B] Ghana’s exports rise to $ 8.9 billion
[N] Gov’t investigating report of Ghanaian ISIS fighters – Majority
[N] Tension in Bimbila ahead of late chief burial Thursday
[N] Akufo-Addo's 'one achievement, one launch' is new NPP strategy
[N] God is the reason - 13-year-old KNUST student says
[N] Workers on the Kejetia market project to lay down tools following threats
[N] Parliament tasks 3 committees to investigate gas explosions
[N] Mansco Gas must compensate explosion victims – Mahama Ayariga
[N] Police accused in Delta Force 13 case

2017-10-10

[B] Airlines upbeat about boost in business
[N] Earlier charges against Delta Forces dropped
[N] SUNDA Int. & TWYFORD Ceramics donate to gas explosion victims
[N] Operation to ban public smoking in Tamale to be activated after six arrested in
[N] AUCC founder launches book about his life as public servant and private citizen

2017-10-09

[S] Ghana Rugby team beats Mauritius in impressive Sevens campaign
[N] Thieves steal car at Legon after man fled from Atomic gas explosion
[N] Fuel explosions: NPA to employ 200 extra safety auditors – Agyarko
[N] Petrochemical workers opposed gov’t's new policy on gas explosions – Abu Ramadan
[N] Kwadaso Agric. College Students boycott lectures over unpaid allowances
[N] Court grants withdrawal of application against lawyer for EC boss
[N] Nana Addo to personally pay for presidential correspondent’s funeral
[N] NDC financiers, others frustrated our fight against 'illegal' fuel stations - Ay
[N] New Ya-Naa Will Be My 1st Year’s Crowning Achievement – Akufo-Addo

2017-10-08

[N] Kwadaso MP visits flood prone areas after heavy down pour
[I] Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Touts Legacy As She Prepares To Step Down  
[N] Wassa Akropong Shooting; 4 Arrested
[N] Brother Of 13-Year-Old KNUST Student To Break Sister’s Record
[N] Encroachment of Owabi Forest cause of flooding at Atafoa- Assemblyman
[N] Kwadaso: building kills 2, 1 in critical condition
... go Back
 
General News

[ 2017-10-10 ]

AUCC founder launches book about his life as public servant and private citizen
The founder and first President of the African
University College of Communications (AUCC), Mr.
Kojo Yankah has officially launched his
autobiography titled “Our Motherland – My Life” in
Accra.

The launch, held at AUCC, is the second of three
scheduled launch events associated with his book.
The book was officially launched in the United
States of America in September.

This riveting book touches mostly on Mr. Yankah’s
life in public service as a communicator and a
politician, as well as his private life as an
entrepreneur in the field of communication and
education.

In his address, Yankah revealed that he was
motivated to write about his life because Africans
in most cases, read about themselves through other
people’s lenses.

“Clearly, we are miseducated about ourselves and
we continue to miseducate and insult ourselves,
our culture and values as Africans… We don’t find
anything wrong mocking or defaming our leaders and
indigenous practices just because some foreigner
has said so,” he remarked at the launch.

Hon. Kojo Yankah also stated that his
autobiography is his way of contributing towards
the creation of a body knowledge that we need as a
people to inspire the youth in Africa.

“Finally,” he shared, “it is time, even if we
lost our way, for Africans and peoples of African
descent, to stop behaving like cursed people and
think proudly African. The negative notion that
nothing African will work is self-defeating.”

In her welcome address, Dr. Koryoe Anim-Wright,
president of the African University College of
Communications, described the writer as “someone
who is unapologetically himself, driven by
excellence and results, and unable to settle for
second best”.

She also paid glowing tribute to Hon. Kojo
Yankah’s exceptional effort, which has inspired
members of the University College he founded, to
continue working with great citizens of Ghana to
immortalize their memory through assistance with
the writing of their memoirs.

The Guest of Honour, Mrs Emma Mitchell, who served
along with Hon. Kojo Yankah as a minister in the
same government under former President Jerry John
Rawlings, described the writer as a remarkable
story-teller, with infectious creativity, who also
exhibited an impeccable skill in his
communication.

“Kojo weaves his themes and sub-themes with
dexterous humour but with serious effect.

Whether in telling about his childhood or school
day, … he exhibits his intellectual and scholarly
capabilities in clear understandable language,”
she stated, promising patrons of the book
discoveries of lessons that have been glossed over
and taken for granted.

The first two copies of the book, “Our Motherland
– My Life”, were purchased at GHC 25,000 each.
More than 100 books were sold at the launch.

The third and final event will be held in Kumasi,
under the auspices of Asantehene, Otumfour Osei
Tutu II.

Source:
http://3news.com/aucc-founder-launches-book-life-public-servant-private-citizen/

Source - 3news.com



... go Back

 
Add YOUR View here

Ghana Review International (GRi) is published by Micromedia Consultants Ltd. T/A MCL - a wholly Ghanaian owned news agency. GRi is an independent publication and is non-aligned to any political party or interest group, within or outside of Ghana. It is a reliable source of information for Ghanaians and non-Ghanaians alike. This magazine will be of interest to any person with an interest in Ghana, Ghanaians and Africans, wherever in the world they live. This website is the on-line arm of the publication. It contains news and reviews on Ghana and the international communities.

All pages are © Copyright Ghana Review International (GRi) 1994 - 2016