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OVERLAND-TANBERG, A SILICON VALLEY BASED FULL DATA LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT COMPANY TO START OPERATIONS IN GHANA

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OVERLAND-TANBERG, A SILICON VALLEY BASED FULL DATA LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT  COMPANY TO START OPERATIONS IN GHANA

Overland-Tanberg, a Silicon Valley based  global technology company that develops and manufactures hybrid cloud IT infrastructure and data protection solutions has publically announced its readiness and commitment to start operations in Ghana. 

The CEO and Chairman of the company, Eric Kelly, made the announcement at the closing bell-ringing ceremony at the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square, New York on 11 February 2020. 

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Addressing the Executives who had gathered for the ceremony, Mr Kelly shared his company’s strategy to expand its operations to Africa, particularly, Ghana. “Over the last 40 years, we have done business in over 90 countries, and it’s now time to expand, this time  to Ghana”, he stated. 

Mr. Kelly also commended Ghana’s Ambassador, H.E. Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah, who was a special guest of honor, for his role in making Overland-Tanberg’s plan  to operate in Ghana possible. “A few months ago, the Ambassador met with us and and sold Ghana to us and encouraged our company to set up operations in Ghana. We have worked at a neck breaking speed to make this possible in just about three months. And I’m happy to say that we have acquired an office space in Ghana and ready to start operations soon.”

Last year, the Ambassador of Ghana to the United States met with Senior Executives of high profile tech companies in San Francisco including eBay, SAP, Overland-Tanberg, Pay Pal, Bosch,  etc and encouraged them to consider extending their operations to Ghana.

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Overland-Tanberg was founded in 1979  and provides excellent data storage and archive solutions that are reliable and mindfully built for the Enterprise and SMB. This year, the company is celebrating 40 years as a global technology leader protecting the digital assets of businesses in about 90 countries.

Source: Embassy of Ghana in Washington DC 

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Volta, Bono, and Bono East regions are the hotspots for COVID-19 Delta variant – Ghana Health Service

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New hotspots for Coronavirus infections, particularly the Delta variant, are emerging in the Volta, Bono, and Bono East regions.

Traditional hotspots such as Greater Accra and Ashanti remain.

According to the Ghana Health Service (GHS), the Volta Region, which had 16 active cases on July 1, now had 532 cases as of August 1, while the Bono Region’s figures increased from eight to 200 and Bono East’s from three to 178.

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During the Covid-19 update in Accra on Wednesday, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), told the media that the Delta variant was liable for 79 percent of all Covid-19 cases within the Greater Accra Region.

He claimed that the Delta variant, which had a higher transmission rate and a more severe disease burden, was becoming dominant, and that stricter enforcement of the safety protocols was needed to stop the virus from spreading further.

According to him, the situation has resulted in an increase in workplace and school infections, with active cases jumping from 1,600 to over 6,000 in less than a month.

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As of August 1, 2021, there were 6,766 active cases with 854 deaths.

“The current trend of cases with low adherence to Covid-19 safety protocols raises the likelihood of a bigger third wave.”

“With an increase in severe and critical cases, the average number of cases per day is likely to rise. Because the outbreak has the potential to have a negative impact on all sectors, aggressive efforts to reverse the trend are required, according to Dr. Kuma-Aboagye.

There are now 272 hospital admissions in the Greater Accra Region, with 36 critical cases, 87 severe cases, and 107 mild to moderate cases.

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Non-wearing of nose masks, disregard for the social distancing rule, and non-observance of regular hand hygiene, according to Dr. Kuma-Aboagye, were the driving forces behind the increase in infections, while 98 percent of the population had not been vaccinated, exposing more people to the virus.

He said that 404 schools had reported positive cases of the virus, with a complete of two ,864 positive cases and 304 active cases.

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