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Martin-Luther C. King

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About Martin-Luther
Martin-Luther C. King is a journalist, publicist/media consultant and events management expert based in Accra, Ghana.
King is also the convener of the trade policy event, the Ghana Trade Policy Enlightenment Summit for Foreigners, GaTPES, which helps foreign investors in Ghana and government agencies in Ghana's trade policy and trade laws value chain to understand each other better.
A columnist with ModernGhana.com; Ghana, King represents BusinessDay Newspaper-Nigeria, and Daily Sun Newspaper-Nigeria in Ghana.
He is the former general manager of Ghana Business & Finance Magazine, the country's premier business journal; founding managing editor of Integrity Magazine, Ghana's first leadership and corporate governance magazind ; and former West Africa editor of the pan-African newsfeature, AfricaToday Magazine, London-UK, among others.
King is the president of the Journalists for Regional Integration, JORIN, the premier network of pro-integration journalists in West Africa.

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Can tree-planting become Aflrica's next foreign exchange earner? This interview says it can; and, explains how.

05 Apr 2023  |  Businessday NG
Nana Yaw Osei-Darkwa, the Founder of the Green Republic Project in Ghana, discusses the impact of climate change on Africa and the potential for a new tourism genre focused on clean air. He emphasizes the need for tree planting and reconciliation with nature to combat climate change and its effects, such as unpredictable weather patterns and flooding. Osei-Darkwa criticizes the African Union's response to the climate crisis as insufficient and calls for more action from African governments, including the establishment of national tree planting days. He also highlights the Green Republic Project's goal to plant 20 million trees in 10 years and their fundraising efforts. Additionally, he suggests policy changes, such as requiring buildings to have a minimum number of trees, to make African cities greener and reduce energy consumption. Osei-Darkwa sees creativity as the key to Africa's prosperity, rather than its natural resources.

Martin-Luther C. King discusses why Ghana's depressed economy will experience a turn-around when the country deliberately focuses on foisting mutual respect in relations with foreign investors in the country,

AfCFTA secretary-general Wamkele Mene and speaker of Ghana's parliament Alban Bagbin, at the Ghana Trade Policy Enlightenment Summit for Foreigners, GaTPES, reaffirm the importance of the free market and urge member-states to domesticate the treaty.

08 Aug 2022  |  www.modernghana.com
At the Ghana Trade Policy Enlightenment Summit for Foreigners (GaTPES2022), Wamkele Mene, Secretary-General of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), urged African countries to domesticate the AfCFTA treaty to boost economic growth. The event, endorsed by various Ghanaian government agencies and supported by private companies, highlighted the importance of the AfCFTA in creating a single African market. Speaker of Ghana's Parliament, Alban Bagbin, represented by Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah, promised legislative support for the AfCFTA. Mene emphasized the potential of the AfCFTA to unite 1.3 billion people, streamline trade processes, and introduce a Pan-African Payment System in collaboration with the African Union Commission and Afrexim Bank.

Ghana's cyber-security agency rallies businesses and stakeholders to mainstream their security online.

15 Oct 2021  |  www.modernghana.com
At a sensitisation workshop in Accra, the acting Director-General of the Cyber Security Authority, Dr Albert Antwi-Boasiako, highlighted the importance of the new Cybersecurity Act 1038 of 2020 for Ghana. He emphasized the critical role of cybersecurity professionals in implementing the Act's provisions, which include protection of critical information infrastructure, incident reporting, licensing, and lawful data access for law enforcement. The Minister for Communication and Digitalisation, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, urged Ghanaians to assess risks and hire competent cybersecurity personnel. She also noted the need for a legal framework to protect cyberspace and regulate the industry. Antwi-Boasiako appealed for budgetary allocations to support local cybersecurity initiatives, while Owusu-Ekuful tasked the Authority to develop certification standards for cyber experts and to research Ghana's cybersecurity workforce needs for the next five years.

Professor Amadi Ihunwo of the Witwatersrand University in South Africa highlights the importance of prioritising interest in the study of the human brain as a means to changing the continent's narrative.

31 Oct 2021  |  www.modernghana.com
Professor Amadi Ihunwo, Secretary-General of the Society of Neuroscientists of Africa (SONA), in an interview with journalist Martin-Luther C. King, emphasized the need for increased awareness and funding for neuroscience research in Africa. He discussed the role of SONA, its affiliation with the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO), and the objectives of the 15th biennial SONA conference held in Accra, Ghana. The conference, which was rescheduled to October 2021, focused on neurological diseases in Africa, a topic that has not received adequate attention on the continent. Ihunwo called for support from national governments, agencies, corporate entities, and media in Africa to fund research and create knowledge bases for citizens. He highlighted the importance of brain awareness activities, especially among the youth, and the translation of information into local languages. The conference also aimed to engage stakeholders in discussions on mental health wellness and drug addiction responses in African countries. Ihunwo, a professor of anatomy and neuroscientist at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, shared his research interests and his tenure as Secretary-General of SONA.

Ghanaian inventor Dr. Thomas Mensah bemoans the slow pace of Africa's economic progress, and urges leaders of the continent to literally wake up and smell the coffee.

15 Nov 2021  |  www.modernghana.com
In an interview with Martin-Luther C. King, Dr. Thomas Mensah, a Ghanaian-born inventor of fibre optics, discusses the urgent need for Africa to embrace technology to solve problems such as youth unemployment and to improve the economy. He highlights the work being done at the Silicon Valley of Ghana, which he established, and its role in training youth and attracting major tech companies to Ghana. Dr. Mensah emphasizes the importance of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and advocates for the implementation of high-speed trains to facilitate trade. He also discusses the need for collaboration between universities and industry for research and development, and advises local inventors on how to protect and commercialize their inventions. Dr. Mensah's vision is to awaken Africa's potential through technological advancement and innovation.

Ghanaian media entrepreneur Charles Ntiemoah highlights the benefits which collaboration between the Ghana media and the Nigeria media will bring to West Africa's overall development.

05 Apr 2023  |  Businessday NG
Charles Nimmo Ntiamoah-Mensah, a US-based Ghanaian media entrepreneur, in an interview with MARTIN-LUTHER C. KING, emphasized the importance of positive media collaboration between African countries, particularly Nigeria and Ghana, to enhance economic integration and intra-African trade. He highlighted the role of media in attracting investors by focusing on success stories and avoiding negative portrayals of Africa. Ntiamoah-Mensah also discussed the potential for partnerships between African and African-American media to boost confidence and opportunities in Africa. He shared insights about his media ventures, including African Times International and 3G Media Group, and their objectives to promote African narratives. He concluded with motivational remarks on pursuing dreams and aspirations regardless of one's background.

Suriname's Ambassador to Ghana, Her Excellency Mrs. Fidelia Graand-Galon explains why Ghana is important to Suriname

17 Aug 2022  |  www.modernghana.com
In an interview with journalist Martin-Luther C. King, Suriname's Ambassador to Ghana, Mrs. Fidelia Graand-Galon, discusses the strengthening of bilateral relations between Suriname and Ghana. She highlights the historical connection due to the transatlantic slave trade and the potential for mutual benefits in addressing challenges like illegal gold mining. The Ambassador expresses hope for establishing direct flights to improve connectivity and cooperation in various sectors including oil and gas technology, mining, education, fisheries, agriculture, and tourism. She also emphasizes cultural exchanges, particularly in music, and the importance of events like the Ghana Trade Policy Enlightenment Summit for Foreigners (GaTPES). The Ambassador's goals include increasing awareness of Suriname in Ghana, promoting social and economic ties, and establishing a direct flight between the two nations.

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