Business & Finance

Oil And Gas Stakeholders Advocate Establishment Of Western Corridor Development Authority

Sunday, April 20, 2014 Stakeholders at Oil and Gas conference in Takoradi have advocated the need for government to fulfill its promise to set up the Western Corridor Development Authority. This would serve as a special development vehicle for addressing development challenges associated with petroleum exploitation. ...
Vegetable Farmers

Vegetable farmers advised to form groups

Sunday, April 20, 2014 Akim Oda E/R, April 18, GNA Vegetable farmers have been advised to form groups in their communities, to help address specific challenges confronting them.Formation of groups will go a long way towards enhancing productivity, Mr Freeman Madji, Executive Director of Abibiman Sankofa Cultural Mov ...

Cocoa farmers

Cocoa P/Cs cautioned against scale adjustment

Sunday, April 20, 2014 Asamankese E/R, Apr. 19, GNA Cocoa Purchasing Clerks P/Cs have been cautioned to desist from exploiting farmers through the manipulation of their weighing scales. It is a criminal offence to tamper with weighing scales with the intention to cheat farmers, Nana Obutu Frimpong, Chairman of Adi ...
Clement Kofi Humado

Government allocates rice production targets to regions

Sunday, April 20, 2014 Likpe, April 19, GNA - Mr Kofi Humado, Minister of Food and Agriculture has announced that government has allocated rice production targets to all regions in the country to become self-sufficient by 2017. He said Ghana had already become self-sufficient in yam, cassava and maize production and a ...

BoG says measures are slowing down cedi depreciation

Saturday, April 19, 2014 Head of Financial Stability at the Bank of Ghana, Mr Benjamin Amoah has said there is a slowdown in the depreciation of the Cedi, after measures by the Bank of Ghana BOG to halt it. The BOG introduced measures at the beginning of the year, to halt the depreciating of the Cedi, among which was ...

Postpone IMF bailout plans - James Avedzi tells gov't

Saturday, April 19, 2014 Ghana must put on hold, for at least a year, any plans of seeking financial bailout from the International Monetary Fund, the Chairman of the Finance Committee of Parliament has suggested. James Avedzi told Accra-bassed radio XYZ that though Ghana may need such a bailout in the short term, he w ...

VAT on banking services takes off from May

Friday, April 18, 2014 From next month clients are likely to pay more for any servicerendered to them by a bank. Joy Business gathers that the commercial banks together with the Ghana Revenue Authority have now agreed for the tax ontheir service to be implemented from May instead of this month. This could mean t ...

International relations expert criticises heckling of EU Rep

Friday, April 18, 2014 An international relations expert, Dr. Yaw Gebge has described the heckling of EU delegation to Ghana as unfortunate and bad for Ghanas international image. The head of EU delegation to Ghana Claude Maerten was on Thursday, heckled and escorted out of a stakeholders meeting on the Economic Part ...

Samia Nkrumah calls for a ban on GM foods

Friday, April 18, 2014 Samia Yaaba Nkrumah, Chairperson, Convention Peoples Party CPP, has expressed reservation over attempts to introduce Genetically Modified Foods GM into the country. This, she said, would undermine and damage traditional farming practices and serve as unnecessary threat to public health, wat ...

EU Ambassador heckled, escorted out of EPA forum

Thursday, April 17, 2014 The controversy over whether or not Ghana should sign the Economic Partnership Agreement EPA, took a dramatic turn, Thursday, with the EU Ambassador, Claude Maerten, heckled and escorted out of a stakeholders meeting held in Accra. It was meant to be a national stakeholders meeting to delibera ...

EU Rep. in Ghana heckled over EPA

Thursday, April 17, 2014 The European Union Representative in Ghana, Claude Maerten has been heckled by participants at an ongoing forum on the Economic Partnership Agreement EPA in Accra. The subject of the EPA has been hotly debated in the country with civil society organizations pushing for it to be rejected. J ...

Price of cement likely to go down

Thursday, April 17, 2014 The price of cement could soon come down following negotiations between government and some cement manufacturers. The price of cement on the local market had gone up steadily over the past few months largely due to incerase in the cost of production. A bag of cement which was sold at 15 cedi ...
Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Ghana, Haris Broumidis

Vodafone CEO Predicts 50% Internet Penetration In 5 Years

Thursday, April 17, 2014 Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Ghana, Haris Broumidis, estimates internet penetration in Ghana to grow by 50 percent in 2019. This he said will be mainly fuelled by growth in network coverage, greater understanding of the local market and increase in smart phones and tablets.He urged ...
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