In spite of being the second largest grower of cocoa in the world, Ghana spends an average of US$45 million (GH¢216 million) every year to import chocolate and other cocoa derivatives for special occasions such as Christmas and Valentine’s Day.
A Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah, has lauded the private sector of the country for playing a major role in industrial growth by not only contributing to national development but also by creating new job opportunities for the youth.
The Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry and its Burkina Faso counterpart are in talks to help a Ghanaian electrical and civil engineering company, Prefos Limited, to break into the Burkina Faso market.
Most finance teams and professionals are not evolving their skills fast enough in line with the impact of artificial intelligence, robotic process automation and other technologies, a study by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) has revealed.
Vodafone Ghana has explained that the conditions of acquiring fourth generation long term evolution (4G LTE) license do not mandate the company to launch an initial public offer (IPO) on the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE).
The Ghana International Trade and Financial Conference (GITFIC) and the Ethiopia Embassy are collaborating to organise an Africa International conference on trade and finance at the Africa Union headquarters in Addis Ababa.
Hortifresh, a programme supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands has, as part of its mission to establish a sustainable and internationally competitive fruit and vegetable sector that contributes to inclusive food and nutrition security, launched “the Exporter-Outgrower financial product to boost horticultural production and export in Ghana”.
The Board Chairman of Amenfiman Rural Bank, Dr Toni Aubynn, has suggested that the strong rural banks, should capitalise on the opportunities that have been created following the reforms in the banking sector.
Societe Generale (SG) Ghana has said it will leverage modern technology based solutions to drive financial inclusion and grow the bank’s market share from the present five per cent to 7.5 per cent in the country by 2022.
Only two per cent of senior high school (SHS) students in the country are willing to venture into self-built enterprises after school, the Minister of Business Development, Dr Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, has disclosed.