Thursday, September 21, 2023
…A re-look at bank closing times (2) “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity” -  Albert Einstein Dear Readers, I hope you had a good week and are ready to face another week. My last article was not to create passions among bank staff, but rather generate discussions on the...
Mobile money transactions have come in as a handy means of deepening financial inclusion in our economy, as the Payment Systems Oversight report by the Bank of Ghana shows. Mobile money transactions as at December 2016, reached GH¢78.5billion, which represents a 121percentage increase in growth compared to the GH¢35.4billion recorded...
The importance of improving smallholder agricultural development has received more attention recently from development agencies and academics alike, and therefore there is consensus that improving market access and loan acquisitions for smallholders will lead to increased income and food security - which further leads to poverty alleviation. In recognition of...
The Inspector General of Police, David Asante-Apeatu, has set his stall out with the sort of bold claim that could beget the question of 'what has this man who served his first command post in Tumu in the Upper West region, served as a Director with Interpol Headquarters and...
Mobile money is a fast, simple, convenient, secure and affordable way of transferring money, making payments and initiating other transactions using a mobile phone and other mobile devices. It is seen as an opportunity to cross-sell financial products, playing an important role in extending financial services to the unbanked...
Parliament must consider legislation that would prevent guarantees of loans advanced to state-owned enterprises in the energy sector by government, Emmanuel Akrong - a credit consultant, has advocated. The proposal, Mr. Akrong argues, will ensure the banking sector lends to only creditworthy institutions. According to Emmanuel Akrong, over the years, banks...
On October 26, 2017, the University of Ghana, Legon will hold its annual Alumni Lecture on 'Corruption Culture and National Development - An Interrogation of Africa's Experience'.  Dr. Paul Acquah, former Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG), is the esteemed speaker. Dr. Acquah is eminently qualified to pronounce on...
We are all living nowadays in a more environmentally friendly world and we are all aware of our duty to contribute as much as possible to the welfare/ the well-being of our environment. Green IT (ISO 50.000) is maturing as a standard (think of Green Data Centers, green UPSes, etc),...
70 years old. It’s the CocoBod’s birthday. And it’s been a tumultuous 70 years. The Jubilee Park, Kumasi celebration saw our President caution this body against repeating its past of financial malfeasance, corruption and other mismanagement accusations. And he celebrated the history of a sector on whose back Ghana’s...
A cross section of agricultural scientists, water experts and sector related policy makers in Ghana have established the importance of the management of agricultural water for the national attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals. This was at a Forum on Wednesday September 20th, 2017, in Accra, organized by the International...