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Amadeus Institute, IMANI bring Morocco’s accession to ECOWAS debate to Accra

The Amadeus Institute, an independent Moroccan think tank with a solid expertise on African issues, has launched in March an initiative of dialogue and...

Demand for oil palm increases

Local producers can’t meet demand Low investment contains growth The Ashanti Regional Director of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), Rev. John Manu,...

West Africa Mobile ecosystem to be worth over US$50bn by 2022

New study points to strong subscriber and mobile broadband growth in West Africa The mobile industry in West Africa is forecast to contribute more...

Bonds must finance productive ventures to grow GDP — Prof. Quartey

As the country’s debt to GDP ratio reaches unsustainable levels — 69.8 percent, Head of the Economics Department at the University of Ghana, Prof....

‘ECOWAS must show commitment to borderless sub-region’

Ghana has urged members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to show commitment to a borderless sub-region. Mr. Ambrose Dery, the Minister...

Gov’t suspends fumigation levy and import VAT on 64 items including...

The Government has announced the suspension of imported VAT charges on some 64 commodity groups. Suspension of the import charge, which took effect from Wednesday,...

GUTA fires ‘warning shot’ over mobile phone VAT

The Ghana Union of Traders Associations (GUTA) has issued a stern warning to government, saying the proposed 17.5 percent Value Added Tax (VAT) on...

Credit unions build synergy for growth

…as ACCOSCA holds historic conference in Accra The West African Block of the African Confederation of Cooperative Savings and Credit Association (ACCOSCA), has held its...

Bank customers to have verification number

As Identity theft and fraudulent transactions gain grounds in the global banking system, the West African Monetary Institute (WAMI), is collaborating with all Central...

Investors worried over bureaucracies in the business environment

While a number of Turkish businesses have expressed desire to enter the West Africa market, they see elaborate procedures involved in doing business in...

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