McDan 2018 Entrepreneurship challenge; 600 applicants shortlisted

Some 600 applicants have been shortlisted countrywide for the semi-finals of the maiden edition of the McDan 2018 Entrepreneurship challenge.

The successful applicants were screened from the total of 5,556 who initially applied.

The 13 week TV reality show will offer participants the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a four-member jury throughout the period. The competition will also afford the contestants the chance to benefit from a mentoring and a coaching program under the auspices of the McDan Group of Companies.

At the end of the McDan Challenge competition, one of the participants will walk away with 100,000 dollars to start or hold up his or her dream business plus a fully paid trip to the United States. Both the first and second runner-ups will also win 4,000 dollars each to invest it into their businesses.

Source: myjoyonline.com

McDan grabs two top awards in 2017

The McDan Group has picked two high profile mementos in separate Awards ceremonies recently.

Last Thursday, McDan Shipping, a subsidiary of the McDan Group emerged as Ghana Club 100, Number 36 company; the only shipping firm in the prestigious Awards ceremony.

The renowned company’s works attracted the attention of the United Kingdom Ghana Chamber of Commerce (UKGCC) maiden Business Excellence Awards as logistics company of the year; shrugging off stiff opposition from giants in the industry.

Mrs Abigail McKorley(L) receiving the Ghana club 100, 36th company award from Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta

Group chairman, Dr Daniel Mckorley described the feats as recognition of some investments and sacrifices the company has made.

Dr Mckorley mentioned “The company has made great strides over the years. We would continue to work towards meeting our clients and stakeholders requirements and needs in a timely and competitive manner.”

SOURCE: Myjoyonline.com

It’s Christmas, Come And Let’s Make Merry – Mcdan Group Calls Out To The Underprivileged In La.

Over 5,000 people – widows, children and the underprivileged at the La township in Accra and its environs were treated to food, drinks and gifts by the McDan Group during the 2017 Christmas season.

Five kilos of rice, kilos of beef, packets of bottled drinks and other items were given out to the deprived in La who turned up for the event.

The event which was meant for the disadvantaged groups later became a community banquet as the occasion drew scores of residents and their neighbours for merry making.

The excitement continued deep into the night and was characterized by street funfairs with everyone in attendance having something to eat, drink and to take home.

Although,  an overwhelming number of people turned up for the feast beyond the anticipation of the McDan group, a lot of food still remained and were taken unto the streets for sharing.

” The idea behind this feast is to show our gratitude and love to the good people of La. The concept was to make these orphans, widows and the aged happy and I believe we achieved that,” said Jonathan Marley, a senior executive at the McDan Group.

As part of the feast, mineral dispensers were mounted for patrons of the occasion to treat themselves to good drinks alongside kebabs. Children’s dancing competitions were held with the winners walking away with packets of bottled drinks and cash prizes.

The event was in appreciation of the traditional leaders and people of La for hosting the 2017 edition of the  Ga – Adangbe unity football tournament. Over eight township teams participated in the event with several thousands of spectators captivated.

Two thousand dollars cash reward was given to the La Youth Football Association for emerging overall winners of the 2017 Ga – Adangbe unity football tournament.

The McDan Group plans to broaden the scope of the football tournament by extending it it to other regions. The Volta and the Northern regions have been designated for the 2018 edition of the football competition.

According to Jonathan Marley, the company is planning to increase the eight slots for the participating teams to 16.

Meanwhile, the company has said that it will replicate the same gesture during this year’s Ramadan festivities.

Mcdan’s Group Chair Enskinment To Foster Unity Between The North And The South.

A new path of history has been charted for unity and develepment between the northern and the southern Ghana, owing to the enskinment of the Group Chairman of McDan, Dr. Daniel Mckorley as the Gugba Naa of the Tamale traditional area in December 2017.

As tradition demands, the chief of the northern region and his associates paid a courtsey call to the La Mantse, Nii Tettey Kpobi Tsuru III, a week after the enstoolment of Dr. Daniel Mckorley.

The visit was to formally introduce and inform the chief of La about the enstoolment of one of his subjects as the Gugba Naa of the northern region.

In line with the tradition of the Dagomba’s, the chief of Tamale also announced the new chieftaincy title of Dr. Daniel Mckorley, “Gugba Naa” to the La Mantse.

Dakpema Naa Ahassan Dawuni, respectfully entreated the chief of La to call the McDan group chairman as such along with all his kinsmen and subjects.

The Tamale chief in his speech to Nii Tettey Kpobi Tsuru III, indicated that the gesture will foster a strong cultural exchange between the north and the south going forward.

Again, the Dakpema Naa Alhassan Dawuni was very optimistic that the title “Gugba Naa” meaning ‘unifier’ conferred on Dr. Mckorley will unify both tribes for development.

Enthused by the honour done the group chairman of McDan, the La Mantse appreciated the courtesy of the northerners. As a sign of unity and friendship, the chief of La wore a smock presented to him by the Dagomba’s to signify his acceptance of the mission by the delegation from the north.

“…We have a shared history. The Ga’s and the Dagomba’s both migrated from the Northern part of Nigeria so we are one people. It’s now time to leverage our unique cultures for our collective development,” the La Mantse said.

The Tamale chief also used the occasion to extend an invitation to the people of La for an “Owari” a local game championship in the north on the 5th of March this year.

Cultural drums, songs and dances from both tribes were ecstatically performed to usher both parties into a renewed friendship for cultural exchange.

McDan CEO is the new Gugba Naa of Tamale

The Executive Chairman of the McDan Group, Dr Daniel McKorley, is now the Gugba Naa of the Tamale Traditional Area after he was enskined by the Dakpema Naa Mohammed Alhassan Dawuni.

This was at a colorful; ceremony at the Dakpema Palace in the heart of the Tamale Metropolis.

The Gugba Naa, whose title means unifier, will add to the Dakpema Naa’s efforts at building peace, unity and development. Being sub-chief of the Dakpema Stool, he will also represent the Dakpema stool at important occasions and national events, when delegated by the Dakpema Naa.

Dr Daniel McKorley whose McDan Shipping has earned global recognition for their high standards and market dominance in shipping and logistics, has also done a lot in terms of corporate social responsibility including sports (tennis and community football) and education. He looks forward to extending this to the people of the Northern Region.

The ceremony which was done in stages, showcased the rich culture of the people of the Northern Region. Dakpema Naa Alhassan Dawuni performed the enskinment indoors with his immediate elders, subjects and chiefs present. Dr McKorley was adorned with a rare cream-coloured smock, leather boots and white hat which pointed upwards signifying his authority.
Source: MyJoyOnline

The McDan Walk With Lexis was amazing!

Host of Drive Time on Joy FM, Lexis Bill is capping 2017 with another adrenaline-filled edition of his popularly acclaimed ‘Walk with Lexis’.

As the year draws to a close, Lexis Bill believes that the best way to be ready for the yuletide and make a perfect jump into the New Year is to stay in shape.

The regular health walk campaign by Lexis Bill, which kicked off in April last year, has seen several personalities and Ghanaians join the award-winning radio host, climb up the Aburi Mountain, to push a healthy living agenda.

The walk up the Aburi Mountain is part of Lexis Bill’s campaign which seeks to encourage the culture of exercising and healthy living among Ghanaians.

During the last edition of the walk in September, Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman Manu was among hundreds of persons who joined Lexis Bill walk up the Aburi Mountain.

That walk was part of an awareness campaign spearheaded by Lexis Bill as the world marked World Heart Day on Friday, September 29.

The walk began at the Ayi Mensah toll booth and further sought to encourage people to avoid cardiovascular diseases by exercising regularly.

Apart from the Health Minister, the Godfather of stand-up comedy in Ghana, Kwaku Sintim-Misa also joined the Drive Time host for the campaign.

On Saturday, December 23, participants of the last ‘Walk with Lexis’ for the year 2017, apart from walking up the Aburi Mountain, will also engage in vigorous aerobics, health talk, and screening.

The final ‘Walk with Lexis’ for the year is in partnership McDan Shipping.

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