Tag Archives: Ghana

Continental Free Trade Area extremely important for development


Mr Alan Kyeremanten, the Minister of Trade and Industry has said that the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) has become an extremely important strategy for development across the regions of the world. He said this was as a result of the increasingly depending globalisation and integration. Mr Kyeremanten was speaking at the opening of the two-day 2017 African Prosperity Conference, ...

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FES, ATUMNET holds conference on fair recruitment and labour migration in Accra


The African Trade Union Migration Network (ATUMNET), in partnership with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, organised a conference in Accra to discuss issues bordering on fair recruitment in relation to labour migration. The conference which took place between September 11, and September 12, 2017 sought to explore better migration processes and to engage African governments to improve their economies in order to ...

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African forex expected to remain stable this week


Ghana’s cedi is seen stable due to the central bank’s infusion of dollars into the interbank market through regular sales. The local unit was trading at 4.44 to the dollar by mid-morning on Thursday, barely moved from 4.38 a week ago and down 5 percent since January. “The central bank has steadily been in the market this week with decent ...

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Ghana pushes ahead with ICT development


Ghana has stepped up efforts to bolster its fast-growing ICT sector with the signing of a new deal strengthening cybersecurity protections. In June the Bank of Ghana (BoG) announced it had contracted a private provider, whose name has not yet been made public, to help secure the data of all banks registered under its system. The deal comes amid increasing ...

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Ghanaian Businesses explore investment opportunities in US

Investment Summit

Eight companies from various industries across Ghana are participating in the 2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington D.C from June 18-20, ton, D.C, to explore opportunities in the United States. The Summit is the highest profile event to connect global companies and U.S. Economic Development Organizations (EDOs) to facilitate business investment in the United States. This was announced in a ...

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Germany to support Ghana with €100m under ‘Compact with Africa’ programme


Ghana is to benefit from a €100 million grant under Germany’s” Compact with Africa” programme. The facility will be used to improve conditions for sustainable private sector investment, infrastructure, economic participation, and employment. Tunisia and Cote d’Ivoire are two other African countries currently benefiting from the programme This was made known by the Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, at ...

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Ghana rolls out plan to deal with child labour

child labour

Ghana has rolled out a second National Plan of Action (NPA 2) to boost its momentum to effectively deal with eliminating the practice of child labour, a danger that has compromised the health and safety of children of school age in the country. The GH¢2.7-million action plan, which is expected to complement the shortfalls in the NPA 1, has a ...

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Kingsley Sarfo chooses Sweden over Ghana

Kingsley Sarfo

IK Sirius midfielder Kingsley Sarfo has turned his back on Ghana and will play international football for Sweden, according to national Under-21 coach Hakan Ericson. Sarfo was born in Ghana’s second largest city, Kumasi but moved to the Scandinavian country only three years ago. The 22-year-old was part was handed a debut call-up by Ghana ahead of the 2019 Africa ...

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Consume more cocoa to grow processing companies

cocoa processing

The Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, has said increased consumption of locally processed cocoa can inure to the benefit of cocoa processing companies in the country. He said increased consumption would present an opportunity for industrialisation in the cocoa sector and the by-products from the processing would also be useful along the value chain. At the ...

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The Netherlands to support Ghana’s vegetable production

The Netherlands Support Vegetable Production

The Government of Netherlands has expressed its commitment to help Ghana commercialise the production of vegetables and fruits through the use of technology. According to the government of Netherlands, the current policies that have been put in place by the government will help attract foreign investments as well as compel such businesses to expand their operations for exports. “We want ...

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