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As part of its corporate social responsibility efforts, WestBlue Consulting has opened the e-Ananse library in Accra, which has been established to strengthen the cultural roots amongst children in Ghana. The library will serve the dual purpose of imparting literacy and cultural familiarity. Children will be taught about Ghana’s Kwaku Ananse ancient folklore, through which they will learn to read and write. Literacy amongst Ghana’s youth is the library’s primary objective, while cultural indoctrination comes as an additional benefit. The library will also be equipped with reading material for adults. Ghana is looking to build a strong foundation to contribute to the West African, continental and global economies. Part of this process is enabling local businesses to thrive and innovate – thereby securing economic growth in the

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World class IT- service provider, West Blue Consulting, has embarked on the e-Ananse project that seeks to revitalize the reading culture in Ghana by providing the needed tools to the public to compete in the 21st century. West Blue Consulting intends to give access to high quality, contemporary literature, state of the art computing facilities and world class literary events.  General Manager, Operations of West Blue, Kingsley Abeyei disclosed that this initiative is one that is dear to the founder of the company, Valentina Mintah whose vision has been to create an environment in which Ghanaians feel supported and inspired to become more literate individuals through the development of e-Ananse libraries throughout the country. “It is an ongoing project with one here, in Osu and one at Legon but I’m sure with time you will see more of such things being rolled out throughout the country,” he disclosed. He also revealed that the name e-Ananse was chosen to conve

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West Blue Consulting, IT service providers for the Customs Division of GRA, has called for an overarching independent institution that would be responsible for setting standards and auditing performance of technical providers in the clearance chain to meet approved targets and also address challenges with the assistance of existing data.
“The easiest way to address this system downtime is to have an independent body who will be responsible for monitoring us, and I think data should drive this report of system downtime,” Aminu Uthman, General Manager, Technical, West Blue said. The General Managers of West Blue Consulting, Aminu Uthman, and Kingsley Abeyei, who were speaking on Eye on Port’s interactive platform live on national television, suggested that the independent auditing should be done to address the issue of who should be accountable for customer concerns of system downtimes during clearance.

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West Blue rolls out e-Ananse libraries

Posted on 2019-08-06 10:51:41

West Blue consulting, an indigenous IT Solution firm is rolling out a library project dubbed “e-Ananse Libraries”, a new bold concept in public libraries in Ghana. The e-Ananse Libraries are to help revitalize Ghana's reading culture and provide people with the tools to compete in the 21st century by giving them access to high-quality contemporary literature, state-of-the-art computing facilities, and world-class literary events. The first of many West Blue’s e-Ananse libraries opened at Osu, a suburb in Accra have a core collection of contemporary and classic fiction and no-African descent, as well as niche collections unique to each of the libraries, including beautiful children’s books, poetry and professional development. Each of the libraries also has e-Ananse technology hub christened the Innovation Hub that is equipped with internet-enabled PCs giving libraries members access to the full range of resources available on the World Wide Web.

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Madam Valentina Mintah, founder of West Blue Consulting, a world class business and IT-consulting and technology firm has been awarded the ‘Woman of Excellence’ award at the recent prestigious Ghana Shippers Awards 2019. The Award seeks to recognise Madam Mintah’s outstanding achievement, vision, innovation and growth in the trade facilitation and customs modernisation in Ghana. She received a certificate and a coveted plaque. The third Ghana Shippers Awards 2019 which was organized by the Globe Productions in partnership with the Ghana Shippers Authority seeks to reward excellence among the most committed and dedicated icons and corporate executives in the country’s maritime industry.

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Gov’t Needs Private Sector Participation

Posted on 2019-06-24 11:23:40

To achieve the desired accelerated economic growth in Ghana, there is the need for true collaboration and partnership amongst government institutions and businesses in the private sector, founder of West Blue Consulting, Valentina Mintah has said. This she said will ensure that the government provides the enabling legal and regulatory environment and support required for businesses to thrive. Ms. Mintah made this known during a roundtable discussion at a recent EU-Ghana business forum held in Accra on the theme: “Boosting investments for sustainable jobs in Ghana”. The event saw the vice president, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia in Attendance as well as the European Commission vice president, Jyrki Katainen among other industry experts. Speaking on the topic, “The way forward: establishing priorities for the political, institutional, regulatory and operational frameworks in order to boost investment for job creation in Ghana”, Ms. Mintah called for private sector parti

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Startups show promise in Kumasi under GODEP

Posted on 2019-06-23 11:29:45

The Ghana-Oracle Digital Enterprise Program (GODEP), a collaboration between the Government of Ghana and Oracle Corporation to develop and scale up 500 technology startups in Ghana made a stop in the Ashanti region in for the second stop in a seven-stop recruitment drive. The special guest of honour, Baafuor Ossei Hyeamann Brantuo VI Otumfuo Manwerehene, in his keynote address encouraged the participants to not only take advantage of the project but approach it with a view to transform their world and affect their communities. “I seize the moment to encourage all the startups who will get into the program to make the best as much as possible from this opportunity, work hard to distinguish yourselves on this global platform. Don’t only distinguish yourselves, innovate! Unlock, create and develop technology that doesn’t only simplify but makes life more effective for your communities in the various fields of agriculture, medicine, energy etc.”

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As Ghana continues its progress towards becoming a major economic centre in Africa, Valentina Mintah of WestBlue Consulting believes the country could continue on to become a digital hub for the region. She bases her claims off the conducive policy and business environment in the country. Political stability and an increasingly vibrant business environment are driving Ghana towards substantial economic growth. The country has emerged as an attractive destination for tourists and businesses alike, and is currently engaged in efforts towards developing its business environment.The focus has been on developing the domestic business environment, particularly by fostering a supportive environment for the small and m

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Ghana has the requisite capacity and conducive environment to become a strategic and competitive digital hub within the sub-region, Valentina Mintah, Founder of West Blue Consult, has said.

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Ghana has chalked yet another laudable feat in the anti-HIV campaign with the introduction of the Ghana Key Population Unique Identification System (GKPUIS), an initiative that has gained public commendation and endorsement from the Ministry of Health. GKPUIS is an ultra-modern database system to capture, store and analyze accurate data and information on HIV and AIDS services given to key affected population and generally, persons whose lifestyles put them at a higher risk of contracting HIV. Apart from Ghana, India and Morocco are the only countries using the technology that is designed specifically to identify and account for services provided to vulnerable groups which is also referred to as key populations (KPs). “This is a very good news as it will contribute in no small way in ensuring that high-quality data is captured with the objective of minimizing double counting and ensuring that collected and reported KP data is clean and reliable”, Minister of Health, Dr.<

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