Prepare to embark on a remarkable journey as you dive into the captivating memoir of the legendary actor, Frederick Nii Yaatey Amugi. This book opens the door to his extraordinary life, offering not only a glimpse into his illustrious career but also invaluable insights and wisdom earned along the way. From the humblest beginnings to the grandest stages, Fred Amugi’s story is a testament to the transformative power of pushing beyond the confines of conventional success.
With heartfelt anecdotes, practical advice, and behind-the-scenes tales, this memoir serves as an unmissable source of inspiration. Whether you’re an aspiring actor hungry for wisdom or simply in search of motivation, this book is your guide to breaking through boundaries and leaving an indelible mark in your chosen field. Get ready to be entertained, inspired, and motivated by the incredible journey of the legendary Fred Amugi. Your extraordinary reading adventure begins here!
The petroleum industry is unique and complex. It requires massive investments, long lead times and great perseverance and tact. This book, Petroleum and Energy Management Sourcebook provides comprehensive source material with introductory content and detailed analysis of key concepts and fundamental principles for understanding operations and transactions of the petroleum and energy sectors. The simplified explanations and examples given make it easy to understand.
The sector thrives on stable sources of financing, robust regulatory and fiscal regimes and a skilled workforce. Risk, in all its forms, is a central theme in the sector. It is essential to understand the concept of risks and how tools such as the fiscal regime and regulations can be deployed to deal with them.
This book identifies and provides a simplified explanation of complex issues. It is a good source of literature for those who want to understand the petroleum and energy sectors, those who work in the industry and those who aspire to be part of it.
As a result of the complexity of the petroleum and energy sectors, the book is divided into two parts: Part One deals with the petroleum sector value chain analysis from upstream exploration and production to crude refinery economics and consumption to petroleum trading and risk management. Part Two focuses on energy project financing, development, electricity industry value chain analysis, renewable energy, environment and sustainability.
Electricity is an essential commodity for modern life, and Ghana is no exception. The country’s economy, social well-being, and development rely heavily on the availability and accessibility of electricity. However, despite significant strides made in the electricity sector, Ghana still faces several challenges, including inadequate supply, high tariffs, and inefficient distribution.
Electricity law and policy play a crucial role in addressing these challenges and ensuring the sustainable development of the sector. Understanding the legal and regulatory framework governing electricity in Ghana is vital for stakeholders in the sector, including policymakers, regulators, investors, and consumers.
This book aims to provide a comprehensive overview of energy law and policy in Ghana with an emphasis on electricity. It covers various aspects of the electricity sector, including generation, transmission, distribution, and consumption. It also examines the role of regulatory bodies, such as the Energy Commission, in regulating the sector.
The book features contributions from experts in the field of electricity law and policy in Ghana, offering a diverse range of perspectives on the sector. It is intended to serve as a reference guide for stakeholders in the electricity sector, as well as researchers, academics, and students interested in energy policy and regulation.
As Ghana continues to pursue its development agenda, the electricity sector will remain a crucial component of its economic and social development. This book aims to contribute to the ongoing discourse on electricity law and policy in Ghana and, ultimately, to the sector’s sustainable development.
Nobody can tell your story better than you.
An Adage in Akan says “ wo tanfo sua wo kasa a, Ɔbɔ ne hwene. Na sƐ osua w’asa a, Ɔkyea ne pa”
For this reason, our stories must be told by us.
We must tell our stories whilst we are alive and especially during milestones as 2 decades in a profession.
What the people must know, what has been said wrong, what is printed in the minds and on the hearts of the people; the memory in 2 decades, coming to you in this write up.
This book talks about the relevant stories that occurred in the last 20 years.
The good and the bad, the most difficult challenges, how I survived them, my inspiration, my mentor, the failures and the successes in retrospect.
Just as Joseph’s story was told in the Bible, he was put behind bars for a sin he did not commit.
However, he went from a prisoner to Prime Minister of the whole Egypt, and a global superpower.
The story of Nelson Mandela of South Africa, Ghana’s own Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, and others who have risen above detention to lead their country and become national heroes.
Anyone who hears of them today gets motivated by their endurance and courage.
This book is here to offer its readers the urge to arm up on life’s battle field with its dreadful challenges.
Read it for your encouragement and motivation.₵100.00
Takes us on a journey many have silently wished to gain guidance on.
Blogger & Philanthropist
A notch into the world of rediscovery where creativity meets monetary value.
Ghanaian Entertainment & Lifestyle Blogger
Revelations are twined with actions.
Provides valuable insights toward growth.
International Gospel Musician & Songwriter
Treasure trove of wisdom and inspiration for those who are passionate about writing.
Founder- Avance Media
Argues that all writers can benefit from the business side of their craft.
Esther Wepia Kopiah
Writer & Content Creator₵75.00
Igba-boi: Repositioning the Igbo Apprenticeship System highlights the entrepreneurial exploits of the Igbos of south-eastern Nigeria. Despite the globalisation-accentuated influence of western business culture, the Igbos have sustained their indigenous business system undergirded by an ingenious apprenticeship system, Igba-boi.
This apprenticeship system has existed in the Igboland for decades as an important heritage, embedded in cultural norms and values passed down for generations. The authors argue that the unique framework and rules of operation of this viable socioeconomic empowerment model will, if well-positioned, make significant contributions to the advancement of the boi/Nwa-boi (apprentice), the Oga (Master), the community (Ndi-Igbo) and the achievement of the country’s overall developmental goals.
Case studies of prominent and successful Igbo people in business feature in the book to illuminate our understanding of the system:
• President and Chairman, Coscharis Group – Application of Design Thinking to Igba-boi Business Model leading to extraordinary business success
• Chairman, E. Sunny Vespa International – Disruption of Motorcycle Engine Technology, key lessons and success story
• Chairman and Chief Executive, Chisco Group – Building an Empire on Integrity & Authenticity
• Chairman, Legacy Motors – Apprenticeship, Ndi-Igbos and ASPAMDA Market, Lagos
A timely, easy-to-read, valuable resource and reference text for scholars, practitioners and regulators interested in institutionalising a sustainable business model in Africa based on a tested indigenous apprenticeship system.
Emmy-nominated actress and comic Yvonne Orji candidly yet humorously shares the twists and turns that eventually led her to success, while seamlessly interweaving a modern-day Biblical blueprint to inspire and empower readers to live their best lives.
Yvonne Orji has never shied away from being unapologetically herself, and that includes being outspoken about her faith. Known for interpreting Biblical stories and metaphors to fit current times, her humorous and accessible approach to faith leaves even non-believers inspired and wanting more.
The way Yvonne sees it, God is a sovereign prankster, punkin’ folks long before Ashton Kutcher made it cool. When she meditates on her own life—complete with unforeseen blessings and unanticipated roadblocks—she realizes it’s one big testimony to how God tricked her into living out her wildest dreams. And she wants us to join in on getting bamboozled. This is not a self-help book—it’s a GET YOURS book!
In Bamboozled by Jesus, a frank and fresh advice book, Orji takes readers on a journey through twenty-four life lessons, gleaned from her own experiences and her favorite source of inspiration: the Bible. But this ain’t your mama’s Bible study. Yvonne infuses wit and heart in sharing pointers like why the way up is sometimes down, and how fear is synonymous to food poisoning. Her joyful, confident approach to God will inspire everyone to catapult themselves out of the mundane and into the magnificent.
With bold authenticity and practical relatability, Orji is exactly the kind of cultural leader we need in these chaotic times. Her journey of getting bamboozled by Jesus paints a powerful picture of what it means to say “yes” to a life you never could’ve imagined—if it wasn’t your own.
The story of Adjetey Anang aka Pusher.₵200.00 – ₵250.00
I Am Not Yvonne Nelson is an explosive and riveting account of a young woman who sets out to discover herself, but finds out that she has been living with a false identity. The drama and the twists and turns of this moving story have all the markings of a spell-binding movie script, except that the protagonist, who is an actor, is contending with a reality that intermittently soaks her pillow with tears. Uncharacteristic of an autobiography, the author comes to her audience stark naked. The book opens the door widely into the life of the author and exposes the good, the bad and the ugly sides, not only of her life, but also of the make-believe world of celebrities.₵190.00 – ₵210.00
The authors have detailed a comprehensive history of GAEC, its mission and its impact so far on the peaceful applications of nuclear techniques in Ghana. The book has also attempted to explain reactor engineering in layman’s language, such that the average reader could comprehend how a nuclear reactor works – the structure and functions of the various buildings comprising a reactor, the controls, the fuel assemblies, and how the reactor goes critical for power to be produced and harnessed in the form of steam that is used to turn turbines to produce electricity.
The book also discusses issues of nuclear reactor safety, management, and the eventual safe return of spent nuclear fuel and waste generated to the supplier country. Most importantly, the authors have described a new reactor concept – the Small Modular Reactors (SMRs). SMRs have greater simplicity of design, economy of series production largely in factories, short construction times, and reduced siting costs. SMRs are proliferation resistant, affordable, mobile, may be built independently or as modules in a larger complex, with capacity added incrementally as more financing is secured. Furthermore, they can be designed to be placed below ground level, giving high resistance to terrorist threats.
The authors are thus recommending these modern nuclear power plants for consideration by Ghana and other African countries. Hence, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s vision of utilising nuclear power in our energy mix to consolidate our industrial take-off will finally be realised.
*Available from 23rd February
In this second instalment of Capt. Prince Kofi Amoabeng’s (Rtd) memoirs, he discusses in painstaking detail, how he led his team to consolidate the gains made in the early days. He also dwells on how he established a unique corporate culture mainly through leading by example, and how essential that corporate culture was to the sustenance and growth of the business.
PK, as he was affectionately called by his team, lays bare UT’s ambitious expansion drive which culminated in establishing branches in nearly all the regions of Ghana as well as the founding of subsidiaries in Nigeria, South Africa, and Germany.
If the first instalment of the UT Story was delightful and inspiring, this second instalment is insightful, touching and thought-provoking. And as always, it is an in-depth, no-holds-barred, unabashed account driven by the enigmatic figure of Capt. Prince Kofi Amoabeng (Rtd).
Written with George Bentum Essiaw, an award-winning writer, author and filmmaker.
Born on 17th September 1952 in Sakyikrom near Nsawam in Ghana’s Eastern Region, Dr. (Mrs.) Felicia Boateng Danquah (nee Akotua) is the third of five children born to her parents, Mr. Jonas Akotua and Mrs. Clara Akotua.
Due to her father’s regular transfers arising out of his employment with the Ghana Health Service, she was educated in different parts of the country, including Walewale and Bolgatanga, before entering the Komenda Teacher Training College (as it was then), where she trained as a teacher. She worked for some time with the Ghana Education Service as a teacher before going into business full-time.
A devoted Christian and Vice President of Jofel Catering Services in Kumasi, Dr. (Mrs) Danquah is married to Lt. Gen. J B Danquah, Ghana’s Chief of Defence Staff from 2005 to 2009 and President of Jofel. The couple have six children.
The year 2022 serves as a confluence of an important trilogy in Dr (Mrs.) Danquah’s life − her 70th birthday anniversary, the 50th anniversary of her marriage and the 40th anniversary of Jofel, one of the most iconic institutional names in Kumasi and an undoubted leader in the catering and hospitality business in the city and beyond.
In this fascinating, yet simple, easy-to-read publication to mark these important landmarks in her life, the author recalls her early childhood experiences and family, particularly her mother Clara, who she adores, and shares the story of Jofel and its evolution to what it is today.
She also shares her perspectives on the values she treasures that she believes have helped her enormously in her Christian faith, her marriage and family, and in building an award-winning business with the support of her family, among others.
A Rose Among Thorns speaks to the challenges of life that most of us can identify with and seek inspiration from in the knowledge that our lives can flourish like the rose even among the thorns of life with God as our helper and beacon.₵150.00
*Available from 7 February 2023
Patrick Asare was born and raised by illiterate parents in the remote Ghanaian village of Boadua. His family was so large and impoverished that not even the earnings from crushing hard work could buy enough food to fill their bellies. No one in the village aspired to be educated beyond middle school.
Numerous obstacles stood in the way of Patrick’s yearning for higher knowledge, including gnawing hunger, lack of sleep, and backbreaking daily chores. During school vacations, he toiled in a jungle farm teeming with poisonous snakes and insects.
Dedicating every stolen moment to study, Patrick passed the common entrance exam with flying colors. Despite major setbacks, he kept his eye on the prize. He graduated from an elite secondary school and earned his engineering degree in the Soviet Union during the perestroika era. Finding his way to the United States, he taught Russian and math and eventually obtained a superb education from top American universities.
Patrick’s travels and adventures taught him that, regardless of his hardscrabble childhood, he was a lucky man. He was raised by loving and supportive parents and lived in a society where race was not an issue. Teaching in inner-city high schools alerted him to the particular challenges faced by America’s urban Black youth.
Patrick’s amazing story offers insights, hope, and inspiration to others who face astronomical odds.
**Available from 23 June, 2022
Consider this book the ultimate ‘How To’ compilation on a work area which has become extremely popular and lucrative in recent years — Consulting. The content of this book reflects the Author’s personal and professional consulting experience spanning over forty years, on work that has taken him to various African countries, the United Kingdom, the USA and Singapore.
This book’s primary objective is to share the experience of a seasoned professional to promote Consulting as a vocation. It can truly be described as a manual and a set of guidelines for all Consultants. It particularly targets aspiring and young practicing individuals in the field.
The Author, Dr. Joseph E. Bannerman, describes his work journey so far with his firm, Plan Consult, as exciting , full of dynamic encounters with a host of professionals from different backgrounds, government ministries, departments and organisations within both the public and private sector. His work has resulted in new and reviewed policies of various national sectors to the greater advantage of the beneficiaries of his expertise, of which he is most proud.
The structure of this book adopts a ‘Project Planning Approach’ which the author calls ‘The Consulting Cycle’ and reinforces its credentials as one’s go-to ‘How To’ directional guide on Consulting. The arrangement of the chapters reflect the rich life experiences of the Author and follows his journey step by step to organically take the reader through advancing progressively in their consulting career.₵250.00
Have you denied yourself the joy of owning your own company and having your financial freedom because of lack of capital, difficult background, and lack of support? Or do you lack the practical know-how to manifest your entrepreneurial dream? You have come to the right place of possibilities.
Even though abilities and opportunities may differ, everybody can make it and make it big regardless of age, race, gender, socio-economic status, religious creed, political affiliation, academic background, or environment.
This book is about the life stories of 22 Ghanaian Captains of Industry who have defied all odds and managed to succeed in this challenging business environment. The book shared their deep and rich experiences as well as principles, which have aided their business success.