Author Archives: Erica Arthur

ECOWAS Single Currency will boost Trade & Economic Activity – Akufo-Addo

Single Currency

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says the introduction of a single currency in West Africa will, amongst others, help remove trade and monetary barriers, reduce transaction costs, boost economic activity, and raise the living standards of the peoples of the Region. Delivering the opening address at the 5th Meeting of the Presidential Task Force on the ECOWAS Single Currency, held ...

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Toshiba to Curb Influx Of Fake Products

TOSHIBA, MANUFACTURERS of technological equipment has hinted that they would soon clamp down on miscreants who spread fake products, especially in the African sub-region. The manufacturing company further disclosed that they would also organise a road show for their customers to help them differentiate their products from the fake ones in the market. Briefing the press in Accra on Tuesday ...

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Aker Energy Expands Activity In Ghana

Aker Energy

Aker Energy, a 50-50 joint venture between Aker and TRG, has entered into an agreement with Hess Corporation to acquire a 50 percent participating interest in the Deepwater Tano Cape Three Points block (DWT/CTP) offshore Ghana. The total cash consideration for the transaction is USD 100 million, consisting of USD 25 million payable upon closing of the transaction and a ...

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BoG, PRINPAG Build Capacity Of Journalists On Economic Analyses


The Bank of Ghana is partnering the Private Newspaper Publishers Association of Ghana (PRINPAG) to build the capacity of journalists in effective economic analyses. Speaking at the opening of the BoG/PRINPAG Training Programme for Financial and Economic Journalist Monday, February 19, Evelyn Kwatia, Head of the Governors’ Department said the Central Bank needs well-informed practitioners to influence the various channels ...

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Dr Mensah discusses Internet Of things with SMES in South Africa

World renowned inventor of Fiber Optics and Nanotechnology expert Dr Thomas Mensah lectures Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in South Africa on new devices for the IOT (Internet of Things Space) for the growth of their businesses. According to the author of the book ‘The Right Stuff comes in Black too’ and Nanotechnology Commercialization, he was in South Africa as ...

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Apple’s New Spaceship Campus Has One Flaw – and It Hurts

The centerpiece of Apple Inc.’s new headquarters is a massive, ring-shaped office overflowing with panes of glass, a testament to the company’s famed design-obsessed aesthetic.  There’s been one hiccup since it opened last year: Apple employees keep smacking into the glass.  Surrounding the Cupertino, California-based building are 45-foot tall curved panels of safety glass. Inside are work spaces, dubbed “pods,” also made with a lot of ...

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MTN Offloads 35% Shares

MTN mobile money

The Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) has confirmed that telecom giant, MTN will be launching a 35% Initial Public Offering (IPO) on the Exchange by end of 2018. The move will be geared at selling 35% stake in the company to the public. It is part of the requirement from the National Communication Authority (NCA) before awarding the 4G spectrum to ...

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Ghana’s Youngest Chartered Accountant, Solomon Kekeli Semavor

Kekeli Semavor

Mr Solomon Kekeli Semavor is currently the youngest Chartered Global Management Accountant in Ghana. He is also the 11th youngest in Africa. The  Chartered Institute of Management Accountants(CIMA) course is rumoured to be the toughest accountancy course globally. This brings no surprise as a CIMA Chartered accountant earns the designation “Chartered Global Management Account” (CGMA). His early life saw him ...

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Land Acquisition, Registration to see Drastic Change


Bawumia at Lands Commission  Government will this year begin the process of streamlining the process of land acquisition, valuation and records consolidation as part of the process of moving Ghana beyond aid, the Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has announced. Among other intended measures, plans are far advanced to begin the process of digitizing all land records in the country, ...

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Ghana To Host First Banking, Insurance And FinTech Festival

Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire Cocoa

The Ghana’s banking, insurance and financial technology space will for the first time converge to celebrate their collective achievements. Dubbed Banking, Insurance and FinTech Festival 2018 (biff2018), organizers say the event will seek to empower Ghanaians on not only the acquisition of cheap funds for valid business operations but also safe guards that need to be put in place. A ...

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