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Lucy Quist Appointed Managing Director at Morgan Stanley

Lucy Quist

International Business Leader, Lucy Quist, has been appointed as a Managing Director and Head of Change Leadership at Morgan Stanley. Morgan Stanley is an American multinational investment bank and financial services company headquartered at New York City. Lucy, the author of The Bold New Normal, was recently the Vice President of the FIFA GFA Normalisation Committee. Breaking barriers and changing narratives ...

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Efficient digitization increases banks’ deposit – Ecobank MD

Ecobank

An efficient and reliable digital banking system that allows consumers to deposit funds from their phones into their bank accounts, and allows them access their accounts anytime from anywhere, leads to increased deposits, Dan Sackey, Ecobank’s Managing Director, has said. “From a client perspective, one of the reasons why you keep your deposit with a bank is your ability to ...

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Prez charges GREDA to provide 20,000 houses per annum

Nana-Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has thrown a major challenge to the Ghana Real Estate Developers Association (GREDA) to provide at least 20,000 housing units per annum to help reduce the growing housing deficit. In a meeting between GREDA and the president at Flagstaff House, where the association asked the president for incentives to aid their businesses build 5,000 affordable ...

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Drop in Ghana’s cocoa production hasn’t affected global forecast – ICCO

Cocoa Production

A drop in Ghana’s cocoa production has not dented the International Cocoa Organization’s (ICCO) forecast for global output of 4.8 million tonnes for 2018/19, Executive Director Michel Arrion said. Ghana previously forecast production of 900,000 tonnes, the same as the previous season, but has revised that down to about 850,000 tonnes because of swollen shoot disease and a lack of ...

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Hacklab Foundation Partners Stanbic Bank, Vodafone for 2019 BlockChain Hackathon

hacklab foundation

Hacklab Foundation picks a theme based on trending discussions/issues in technology that need addressing from grassroots engagement as they are the relevant stakeholders to every high-level decision made at the government and corporate level. This year they will be discussing and developing solutions using blockchain technology. The largest annual hackathon will be held in April Friday, 19th – Saturday, 21st, ...

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Africa Digital Awards, Ghana 2019 edition Launched

Africa Digital Awards, Ghana

The 2019 Ghana edition of Africa Digital Awards was launched on Friday, March 8, 2019, in collaboration with Stanbic Bank’s Business Incubator at the Stanbic Heights in Accra. The Awards that comes with a Digital Summit and a corporate e-sports event among other activities seek to celebrate and recognize digital players in Ghana that are leveraging on digital innovations and ...

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Telcos threaten court action over costly fibre cuts

Mobile telecom operators have said they will take legal action against those who destroy their underground cables and disrupt communication services, leading to revenue losses and costly repair works. Road works and other forms of construction work by property developers, farming activities, utility providers often lead to the digging up and destruction of fibre cables buried underground. According to industry ...

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MTN Planning to Sell Shares in Jumia after IPO

Jumia

African online retailer Jumia is planning an initial public offering in New York this year that could value the business at about $1.5 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. Jumia’s largest shareholder MTN Group Ltd. is planning to raise as much as $600 million from selling its shares through the IPO, said one of the people, who asked not to ...

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Does College Education in Ghana Still Prepare student for the require Jobs?

We often hear employers and business leaders lament the unfortunate gap between what students learn in college and what they are actually expected to know in order to be job-ready. This is particularly alarming in light of the large — and still growing — number of people graduating from university. We often hear employers and business leaders lament the unfortunate gap between ...

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