The Minister of Trade and Industry, Ms Hannah Tetteh, has
stressed the need for Ghana to deal with its infrastructural deficit in order
to enable it create the enabling environment for businesses and industries to
Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL) was on Saturday,
November 24, presented with two top awards at the maiden edition of the Ghana
Industries Awards organised by the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI). The
awards sought to recognise, celebrate and reward deserving businesses that
excelled in six categories for the year 2011.
The Chief Executive of CAL Bank, Mr Frank Adu Jnr, has
called on his fellow bankers to support the collateral registry regime to
ensure that it realises its objective of channelling credit to small
Panelists from the
ITU-T Focus Group on Disaster Relief Systems, Network Resilience and
Recovery (FG-DR&NRR) have clearly demonstrated the need for
telecommunications networks to be resilient to natural and human-induced
The Minister of Communications, Mr Haruna Iddrisu, has
indicated the resolve of the government to continue with its investments in the
ICT sector next year to increase access at more affordable rate to the people.
The Commissioner of Insurance, Mrs Nyamike Kyiamah, has
presented an operational licence to Priority Insurance Company Limited, a
subsidiary of Tobinco Pharmaceuticals,
to commence insurance business in the country.
UNILEVER has relaunched the yellow and pink variants of its
Sunlight powder soap. The Category Manager of Unilever West Africa, Ms Sylvia
Acquah, who unveiled the new Sunlight 2 in 1 variant at a ceremony last Friday in Tema, reiterated
that the Sunlight 2 in 1 Powder was introduced into the Ghanaian market barely
two years ago but within the short period it has exhibited strong growth and
has been a delight to many consumers.
A social enterprise with interest in protecting the
environment is making real cash from trashes. Maxwell Adombila Akalaare writes
on how the innovative skills of the enterprise is endearing used sachet water
bags and other plastic materials
The business community wants the government to streamline
tax administration to prevent recurrent challenges where the capital of private
businesses, especially of manufacturing concerns, are constantly locked up in
refunds that never get effected. Jessica Acheampong reports.
The president of the Association of Ghana industries (AGI),
Nana Owusu-Afari, has appealed to the government to complete the National
Identification exercise to enable the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) to fully
capture and track businesses in the country for taxes.
Hughes Esi Nusenu
produced batik alongside teaching for 20 years. Her last teaching
appointment was as mathematics and social studies teacher at the Armed Forces
Secondary Technical School at the Burma Camp in Accra for 10 years.
The number of mobile subscriptions in Africa will cross the
750 million mark during the fourth quarter of 2012 and reach one billion before
the end of 2015, according to forecasts by Informa Telecoms & Media.
Representatives from trade agencies - the Ghana Investment
Promotion Centre (GIPC), the Ghana Free Zones Board (GFZB), Export Development
and Agricultural Investment Fund (EDAIF) and the Ministry of Trade and Industry
at the international trade fair in Lagos, Nigeria last week took turns to
outline incentives that await investors who come to invest in Ghana.
The Executive Officer of Australia’s largest private sector
grouping of mining services providers, Austmine, has cautioned Ghana against
introducing taxes and levies on the mining industry as that will place further
financial burden on the industry and make Ghana less attractive in mining.
Transnational Holdings, the majority shareholders of CDH
Financial Holdings Ltd, and CDH Investments, the majority shareholder of
Phoenix Holdings Ltd, are presently engaged in negotiations to explore the
possibility of merging the two financial service companies.
The Assistant Commissioner of the Domestic Tax Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Mr Edmond Gyamerah, has urged the government to establish a tax court to speedily prosecute tax defaulters.