The Export Development and Agriculture Investment Fund (EDAIF) is requesting that its traditional source of funding, a 0.5 per cent levy on non-petroleum imports, be increased to 0.75 per cent in a new law that will replace the existing one next year.
The Chairman of the Swiss-Ghanaian Chamber of Commerce, Dr Nortey Omaboe, has said the depreciation of the Ghanaian cedi, unstable electricity supplies, coupled with difficulties at the ports and the high cost of credit among others were issues that were plaguing members of the chamber as they got ready for their 2014 budgets.
Organisers of the 2013 edition of West African Clean Energy and Environment Exhibition and Conference (WACEE’13) have launched an interactive online portal to connect buyers and sellers all week round.
First National Savings and Loans Ltd has introduced Internet banking services to enhance its service delivery with convenience, safety and fast banking for customers.
The service allows the customer the opportunity to conduct basic banking services such as money transfers and checking of balances from the comfort of their homes, offices or shops through personal computers and smart-phones with Internet access.
The country's new export strategy provides good opportunity for investors yearning to invest in a stable socio-economic environment in the sub-region, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA), Mr Gideon Quarcoo, has said.
The Seventh ECOWAS Trade Fair that aims at providing a one-stop platform for the display of goods produced locally by West African countries is underway at the Ghana International Trade Fair Centre at La in Accra.
Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL) launched Gilbey’s Gin, an international quality spirit that has more than a century-and-a-half of existence, at Alisa Hotel on Monday, November 4, 2013.
This is in line with its commitment to delight consumers with fantastic new premium drinks rooted in identified consumers’ insight.
Already enjoyed in many countries in the world, Gilbey’s Gin will now be locally produced in Ghana at the Achimota brewery and distributed throughout the country.
Gilbey’s Gin is a tribute to the entrepreneurial spirit of the founding fathers, Walter and Alfred Gilbey, who in 1857 used their ambition and determination to create a silky-smooth quality spirit that would be enjoyed by a wider group of people the world over.
They sourced the finest ingredients and combined them with painstaking attention to detail to produce a unique tasting beverage named Gilbey’s Gin, which is best enjoyed over ice or neat only by persons aged 18 and above.
A number of exciting marketing and sales activities will be used to introduce the brand to target consumers.
The Managing Director of GGBL, Mr Peter Ndegwa, who together with the brand team launched the product, expressed delight that GGBL produced this quality spirit here in Ghana and was hopeful that it would be enjoyed by a wider group of people in the country.
The Marketing Director of GGBL, Agnes Essah, said: “Thanks to its refreshing and smooth taste, Gilbey’s Gin will be appreciated by young male Ghanaian consumers who are looking for premium quality spirits at a price point that they can afford. And this is absolutely in line with the ultimate desire that prompted the Gilbey brothers in 1857 to extend the consumption of quality spirits to the middle and wider class population in England at that time.”
With 40 per cent alcohol content, Gilbey’s Gin will be available in two different pack sizes of 750ml and 200ml and sold in bars at GH¢2 and GH¢6.5 respectively, and 60p per tot.
Government's non-commitment to manufacturing over the years had led to the increased importation of all kinds of goods into the country, leading to a corresponding decline in the growth of industries, the Netherlands Ambassador to the country, Mr Hans Docter, has observed.
Mobile Telecommunications Network, MTN has indicated that rampant cuts of its fiber optic cables continue to be a major challenge that undermine the company’s ability to provide the kind of quality services to its subscribers.
The country’s medium-term economy policies must be creditably and rigorously implemented to achieve the desired objectives, the Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Naoyuki Shinohara, has stated.