Sunday, January 24, 2021
Since our president is currently chairing the regional body ECOWAS, it is appropriate to revisit the lingering tension between Ghanaian traders and their Nigerian counterparts. In today’s edition of the B&FT, a concise feature that dissects the problem and offers irrefutable answers to the nagging problem is published. We entreat...
The Statistical Bulletin report (June 2020) has shown increased credit support to the manufacturing sector following a decline in March when the coronavirus pandemic first reared its ugly head. Credit to the sector in March fell to GH¢4.7billion from GH¢5.10billion the previous month. But following that decline, loans advanced to...
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) is mounting a spirited defence about allegations of cheating that occurred during the recent WASSCE examinations. Indeed, they argue that it is premature to make any suggestion of cheating as that assessment can only be conclusively made after the papers have been marked. WAEC...
A legal practitioner who is currently working as a consultant with the Private Enterprises Federation (PEF) has observed that a large number of small and medium sized businesses remain informal not by choice, but because their efforts to transition into the formal sector are frustrated by delays in acquiring...
The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) is gravely concerned about the misapplication of agrochemicals since the wrongful practice poses a threat to sustainable cocoa production and productivity. Cocoa farming requires the use of agrochemicals to ward off pests and provide the soil with nutrients for the healthy production of beans. However,...
Unlike the Kyoto Protocol that established legally binding emissions reduction targets, the Paris Agreement requires all countries — rich, poor, developed, and developing — to do their part and slash greenhouse gas emissions. To that end, greater flexibility is built into the Paris Agreement: No language is included on the...
Chief Inspector in Charge of Factories at the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations, Fred Ohene Mensah, is calling on industry to push and make noise about the National Occupational Safety and Health Bill that is presently before Cabinet. The National Occupational Safety and Health bill is still languishing at...
As Ghana prepares to undertake its eighth Presidential and Parliamentary elections on December 7 in this Fourth Republic, monetisation of politics has begun to rear its ugly head. Executive Director of the Centre for Democratic Development-Ghana (CDD-Ghana), Professor H. Kwasi Prempeh observes that: “Money in politics has an even greater...
One lesson learnt from COVID-19 and its ensuing global economic crisis is the fact that the world is unprepared for food security. Leading food producers have placed limitations on the export of agricultural goods from their territory. The World Bank estimates that approximately 40 million people have entered the category...
Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia believes any move to tax Mobile Money (MoMo) would adversely affect the poor, and further discourage the digitisation agenda of government. In an interview on ‘Peace FM’ this week, the Vice President kicked against any such move - saying applying taxes on mobile money transactions...
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