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Dr. Kofi Amoah narrates how he brought Western Union to Africa

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Former President of the GFA’s Normalisation Committee, Dr. Kofi Amoah, has narrated how he managed to bring Western Union to Africa.

The business mogul was the one who conceived the idea and pushed for the American worldwide financial services and communications company to extend its operations to African countries.

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Speaking as a special guest on the #PulsexKalyJaySpace on Twitter, Dr. Amoah narrated how he managed to make this possible.

According to him, the idea to bring Western Union to Ghana came to mind after he realised he was struggling to send money to his mother from his Los Angeles base in the US. He explained on #KalyJaySpace that he wanted to make money transfer from America to Ghana easier, so he approached the people at Western Union to see what could be done.

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Dr. Amoah said his first try failed, as he was told that the financial service could not be extended to Africa.

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, Dr. Kofi Amoah narrates how he brought Western Union to Africa, Frederick Nuetei

“When the contact was made with the people at Western Union, they said they were not interested in Africa,” he recounted.

“It was because at the time, the Soviet Union had collapsed and so many eastern countries wanted to be westernized so that had the world at their fingertips to go anywhere they wanted to. But I didn’t give up.”

He further revealed that despite turning down his idea, he returned to Western Union again with a detailed proposal of what he wanted.

This time, he said, he managed to see the President of Western Union, but it still did not work out due to the bad perception about Africa.

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, Dr. Kofi Amoah narrates how he brought Western Union to Africa, Frederick Nuetei

“I couldn’t let this opportunity go away and I said to myself that there’s something these people don’t understand about the enormous opportunities for their business in Africa,” he narrated.

“They don’t understand the culture of Africa and that this modern vehicle of sending money instantaneously from one part of the world to another is perfect.

“So I didn’t give up and I sent a second proposal. Later on, we [he and West Union President] became friends and he told me that when he got the second letter, he was touched. And there were some Africans at his church who narrated to him the difficulties they face in sending money to their families back home.”

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Dr. Kofi Amoah added: “He called me the second time and we were able to craft some arrangement that allowed me to start travelling to Africa and be the vehicle through which the company could establish its footprints on the continent.

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“I’m proud to say almost all the countries in Africa now have the Western Union system. At that time, Moneygram and the other remittance companies didn’t exist.”

Dr. Amoah is the CEO of Progeny Ventures and served as the Chairman of the Local Organising Committee when Ghana hosted the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

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Frederick Nuetei Nortey known professionally as Frederick Nortey is a Ghanaian Celebrity Blogger and publicist.He founded fredericknuetei.com an entertainment website and blog that primarily publishes news about Ghanaian Celebrities.

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Majid Michel confesses to stealing Taxi driver’s money to pay him

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Majid Michel has opened up on stealing from Taxi Drivers during his difficult times.

The Ghanaian actor, who is also now an evangelist, engaged in the thievery because he was broke. He disclosed this during Angel FM’s 30/30 segment show hosted by Okyeame Quophi.

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Detailing the incident Majid Michel said “I used to take taxis, the trotro taxi type not the taxi that drops you. So when I sit in the taxi, I will take the money [from the gear area where drivers leave their coins] and then put it in my pocket”.

As for what happens after successfully stealing the money, he said “then when we reach the destination, I will pay him with his own money because I didn’t have money”.

This wouldn’t be the first time the actor has disclosed that at a point in life he was truant. Earlier this year, Majid revealed that he once engaged in drugs.

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I used to go out to drink, go and booze, we go and smoke, get into fights on the streets. So I did some drugs; we tried something to see how it goes,” he told Fiifi Forson, the host of the Sunday show.

Speaking about how addiction to alcohol and drugs nearly wrecked, he advised that “friends are critical. If you are a young guy, be careful in choosing them because your friends are very critical in your life.”

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Majid Michel over the past few years has been preaching the Gospel which came as a surprise to most of his followers. However, he notes that “I’ve always known God all my life. There was no turning point. Since I remember being aware in life, I have known God“.

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The revelation, however, landed Majid in trouble with the Ghana Narcotics Control Board. During an interview in April on Okay FM, he said “I had an over 1-hour interview after said I had done drugs and that I didn’t see anything wrong it”.

“I said I see nothing wrong with it because it is a plant and God created the plant. So, I didn’t see anything wrong with weed. Abeiku Santana guess what happened? That’s why I think we shouldn’t joke with the laws in Ghana. On Monday morning at 8 AM, they picked me up from house for that statement.”

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Shatta Wale Sprays Dollars On Fans As They Give Him Hero’s Welcome At Kotoka Airport

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Dancehall star Shatta Wale has returned to Ghana after staying in the United States for the past two months.

After the tour ended and Medikal returned, Shatta Wale stayed on and only returned to Ghana. He arrived at the Kotoka International Airport in the afternoon of Friday, May 13, 2022. 

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Just like every one of his foreign travels, fans of the Dancehall King, as his followers prefer to call him, gave him a rousing welcome upon arrival. Many people besieged Kotoka just to catch a glimpse of him. In a video GH Hyper shared on Instagram, Shatta Wale is seen dressed in all black and surrounded by a number of security guards as he walked out of the arrival hall. Upon stepping out of the hall, the music icon received a bouquet from one of his youngest fans, Shatta Berry who was dressed in kente. 

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