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About ghanabakwamena

Cecil Ato Kwamena Dadzie, known as 'ghanabakwamena'-Ghana's son Kwamena, born on the 6th of January. He hails from a humble home and is determined to make it in life despite challenges he faces as a young person! "Change starts with an individual who believes in it, gradually all shall follow"

Sex For Fees! #SRHR

This Thursday 12 March 2015, we are talking Sexual Reproductive Health on the Maternal Health Channel Television Series…. With focus on “Transactional Sex” aka “Survival Sex” or “Sex in exchange for Financial or Lifestyle rewards”

Is it really happening? Can we openly talk about it? What about its implications for Health, Population & Development?


Many young people face serious pressure, especially adolescent girls to exchange sex for money, in many cases, to pay for education or survive in a tough economic environment. The Maternal Health Channel crew visited a university campus, they bring you a real life drama that may be familiar to many of us.

Joyce needs money to pay her fees but is selling her body the only option? What are her alternatives? How does she deal with peer pressure? Make time for the show this Thursday 12 March 2015 and every other Thursday on GTV at 8 pm….. and follow the discussions!


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Ready…. Camera Rolling…. ACTION! #SRHR

The Maternal Health Channel starts a brand new five part series in collaboration with DKT on some of the burning issues that inform our sexual and reproductive lives as young people. What role does sex play in our lives?

Can we talk openly about the high incidence of unwanted pregnancies and unsafe abortions in an informative way that can benefit not just us but the whole nation? What about sexually transmitted diseases, abstinence, safe sex, contraceptives and many more pressing issues facing us? How much reliable information about the real options is available to us as young people? IMG_2002 Some people may wish that such issues are not discussed publicly but the social cost to us, our families and the nation as a whole is just too high. Every year, thousands of young adolescents drop out of school due to unwanted pregnancies or die from unsafe abortions, for example.

In the coming weeks, we as young people will be discussing some of these issues illustrated by some exciting real life dramas filmed by The Maternal Health Channel crew. We will be sharing our experiences, not to mention our problems and anxieties and finding positive solutions to many of our dilemmas.  Stay Tuned!

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Posted by on March 9, 2015 in Uncategorized


Close The Gap This World AIDS Day #WAD2014

World AIDS Day 2014 is an opportunity to harness the power of social change to put people first and close the gap. Ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 is possible, but only by closing the gap between people who have access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services and people who are being left behind.


Closing the gap means empowering and enabling all people, everywhere, to access the services they need.

  • By closing the HIV testing gap, the 19 million people who are unaware of their HIV-positive status can begin to get support.
  • By closing the treatment gap, all 35 million people living with HIV will have access to life-saving medicine.
  • By closing the gap in access to medicines for children, all children living with HIV will be able to access treatment, not just the 24% who have access today.
  • By closing the access gap, all people can be included as part of the solution.

Closing the gap means that ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 is possible.

More information is available at:

 Facebook #WAD2014 #CloseTheGap 

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Posted by on December 1, 2014 in Ghanabakwamena Zone!, Issues!


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First Global Voices Meetup in Accra, Ghana

Following a successful round of gatherings in six cities around the world in 2013 andother gatherings in 2014, members of the Global Voices community in Ghana are pleased to announce that the first Global Voices Meetup in Ghana is scheduled for Saturday, November 15, in Accra.

The meetup will be hosted by Global Voices community member Kofi Yeboah (@Kofiemeritus), with the support of two other GVers: Mac-Jordan Degadjor (@MacJordan) and Linda Abena Annan (@MsAbenaAnnan), in connection withiSpace at Anumansa, Lokko Streets, 146 East X’Borg Estates, OSU. The event will begin at 5:00pm GMT. Registration is required (see below for more information).


The Meetup will be an opportunity for students, bloggers, and others working in the field of citizen media to share experiences and learn about each other’s work. In addition, the event will focus on:

  • Providing an overview of the work that we do at Global Voices, including Rising Voices, Global Voices Advocacy, and Lingua;
  • Sharing ways that the wider community can get involved with Global Voices;
  • Networking activities so participants can share information about their own digital projects or ideas for projects; and
  • Discussions about how to validate news on social media.

If you are interested in taking part, please fill out the following registration form. You will receive a confirmation email regarding your participation. The event is free to attend, but space is limited. You can also send an email to: rising [at] globalvoicesonline [dot] org for more information.

Please follow the hashtag #GVMeetup for this and other meetups from around the world.

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Posted by on November 11, 2014 in Ghanabakwamena Zone!


Win a #NokiaX via Nokia Ghana

Nokia Ghana is offering their cool #NokiaX to celebrate the arrival of the Black Stars in Brazil! All you need to do to stand a chance of winning this cool device?

Hit like on the post on the Nokia Ghana Facebook page, and share the news with your friends… Yes! Don’t forget to be quick about it- the promo runs till 11th of June! You can thank me later 😉 Like their page on facebook for these and more from the world of Nokia. Let’s connect with the world through Nokia! Cheers…. Go BlackStars Go!


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