Tuesday, September 28, 2021
The country’s fishing industry is currently on life-support, as figures by the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) show that it is the only sub-sector of the agriculture sector that is currently experiencing contracting growth. Quarter two GDP figures show that fishing sector growth has plummeted from 3.6 percent in the first...
The absence of a board of directors at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is severely hampering the equity and debt listing of companies on the stock market, with about GH¢1biliion worth of potential deals hanging. The laws regulating the securities industry stipulates that all new listings--including the listing of...
The producer price Index (PPI) has dropped from 6 percent in March to 4.8 percent in April, largely on the back of a stable local currency. PPI measures the average change over time in the prices received by domestic producers for the production of goods and services. Acting Government Statistician,...
Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has said Government has begun implementing policies and programmes intended to make Ghana the most business-friendly country in Africa. These include ensuring fiscal discipline, cutting the budget deficits, managing the national debt and undertaking measures to fight corruption, he said. Vice President Bawumia said this when...
Mr. Kofi Sekyere, Chairman of Kumasi City Mall, has said it is about time Ghanaians saw shopping malls as potential markets for locally produced and manufactured goods to enable retail shopping facilities to contribute towards the country’s import substitution strategy. Mr. Sekyere made this observation when the President, Nana Addo...
President Nana Akufo-Addo has expressed worry over the influx of cheap imported goods in most shopping malls and supermarkets in the country, to the disadvantage of locally produced goods, which constitute less than five percent of goods on sale. The development, the president said at the opening of the Kumasi...
Ms. Eva Mends, a Chief Economics Officer has been appointed as the Acting Director of Budget at the Ministry of Finance,the first ever female to be appointed a Director of Budget at the Ministry. Ms.  Mends, the Group Head of the Public Financial Management Reforms, joined the Ministry as a...
Dun&Bradstreet(D&B) Ghana and Invest In Africa, IIA, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), to support small and medium scale enterprises(SMEs) to make them investor ready through credit referencing. With the signing of the MOU, it is expected that IIA and D&B will support SMEs on the African Partner Pool...
Government will soon introduce a procurement policy that will bond its agencies and large companies operating in the country to source majority of their raw materials and inputs from local producers once such inputs are available, Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah, a Deputy Trade and Industry Minister, has said. “The policy will...
The 15 percent increment in transport fares by the GPRTU in April has pushed inflation up slightly to 13 percent from 12.8 percent in March, the Ghana Statistical Service has announced. “The rise in inflation rate from 12.8 in March to 13 percent in April 2017 was mainly due to...
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