Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Deputy Trade Minister, Robert Ahomka-Lindsay, has said the potential that trade among African countries brings is so enormous – indicating that it is one area the Ghanaian government would duly exploit as it moves the economy beyond foreign aid. Speaking at the opening of the Kenya-Trade Expo Ghana 2017 in...
October, the UN-designated breast cancer month, may pass this year without much notice, as COVID-19 continues to inhibit mass public gatherings, but not for Breast Care International, Africa’s lead campaigner against breast cancer. BCI, not ready to be outdone by the global pandemic, has devised a strategy to keep the...
The Executive Chairman of Jospong Group of Companies, Joseph Siaw Agyepong, has said that the One District, One Factory initiative of the current administration has the potential of turning Ghana’s fortunes around by creating wealth and sustainable jobs. He called for more support from government for indigenous private businesses to...
Parliament is expected to task the regulatory bodies in the financial sector – Bank of Ghana (BoG) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) – to not hesitate in dealing with recalcitrant players to maintain sanity and trust in the industry. A source close to the Finance Committee of Parliament...
France and Ghana both rely on a strong public sector. Since independence, Ghana has created national and regional champions in strategic industries. The Statutory Corporations Act, passed in November 1959 and revised in 1961 and 1964, created the legal framework for public corporations, which include State Owned Enterprises (SOEs). This law...
Trade experts in Ghana have criticized Nigeria’s bully attitude that led to the closure of its land borders from August 2019 till December 2020, and cautioned that, that kind of decision would not be condoned by the AfCFTA. Speaking on Eye on Port, the Former Deputy Minister of Trade and...
President of the Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders (GIFF), Edward Akrong says the UNIPASS, now Integrated Customs Management Systems (ICUMS), contrary to suggestions by government that all is well, is creating lots of unbearable problems for clearing agents and importers since its deployment at Takoradi Port. According to him the...
The Private Enterprise Federation (PEF) is pushing government to continue introducing policies, guidelines and legislation to enhance Ghana’s business-friendly environment, despite the World Bank halting publication of the Doing Business report after irregularities regarding changes to the data used in the report were detected. Nana Osei Bonsu, Chief Executive Officer...
The Public Services Commission (PSC) is hopeful of extending its Human Resource Management Information System (HRMIS) project to all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) by end of year, to completely expunge ghost names from government payroll. “The HRMIS system, when fully operational, will reduce the possibility of ghost names or...
In 2017, the new government base on campaign promises reduced or abolished 18 taxes that were bringing in revenue. It was dubbed the nuisance Tax. This brought a massive reduction in government revenue. To make up for the revenue shortfall, government adopted borrowing. This increased Ghana’s bond market activities domestically...
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