- Four students from the University of Ghana are competing in a global programme funded by former US president Clinton
- Out of the 200,000 applicants, the Ghanaian team was selected to contest with 61 others in Malaysia
- Upon winning, the team are to compete with 24 others for the $1 million prize at the finale
- However, the Ghanaian team are financially constrained and are appealing for help to foot their travel expenses among others
A team of four brilliant students from the University of Ghana are contesting to clinch a million dollar prestigious award christened ‘The Halt Prize’ from former US president Clinton, to invest in their Agribusiness idea.
The students; Isaac K. Y. Aboah, Henry Duah, Daniel K. Afriyie and Nana Akua Afriyie Busia, from the University of Ghana are competing for the international prize for students in the world with hopes of successfully winning the $1 million award to invest into their start-up agribusiness.
Of the 200,000 applicants, the Ghanaian team were selected to pitch their idea against 61 other teams in their regional finals in Malaysia.
This has elevated the team much close to their dreams and a possible win of the million dollar cash prize.
After clinching a win, they must now face-off against 24 other regional finalists in the grand arena of the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Before that, they are to attend a six-week accelerator programme in London from July 26, 2019, where they will receive solid business development training, coaching and mentorship from some of the world’s most influential business leaders.
However, the team representing Ghana has a financial challenge in funding their flight, accommodation and living expenses.
Their total budget is GHC 77, 650.56 (14, 651.05 USD ) and the cost of flight for the four students, from Accra- London, London- New York and New York - Accra is estatimated at 9,567.92 USD.
The University of Ghana, Legon, is covering half of their budget and they need to raise the other half which is about GHc36,000.
They are calling on corporate Ghana and individuas who would like to support these laudable initiative to help the students fly high the Ghana flag to reach them on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +233546496655.
Meanwhile, on 6th March 1971, African-American husband and wife musical duo, Tina and Ike Turner played an epic 15-hour concert marking Ghana's 14th anniversary Independence Day event christened the 'Soul to Soul' Concert in Accra.
Till date, the concert remains a very important Pan-African moment in history and it should be cherished forever. In 1971, the length of the concert was a big deal.
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