Core Group Africa (CGA), a key representative of leading ICT and entertainment technology companies, has educated journalists in Ghana on the use and value of Apple applications on the iPad and iPad Mini in particular.
The week ending August 9, saw a lot of national discussions on various sticky issues. Among them were discussions around the sustainability of the Single Spine Pay Policy (SSPP), mid-year economic performance and management of the country’s oil and gas revenues.
A former Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr Kwesi Botchwey, has called on the government to develop the courage to resist the temptation of spending on projects and programmes that have not been properly budgeted for in any particular fiscal year.
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Haruna Iddrisu, has said the government is seeking for more concessionary loans to finance some key projects in the country.
The projects include infrastructure-energy, construction of health facilities in the Western and Central regions, building of commercial markets, reconstruction of the Ghana Trade Fair Centre, road construction in the Western and Eastern corridors, industrial zones (parks).
The sustainability of the Fertiliser Subsidy Programme (FSP) initiated in 2008 to help farmers increase fertiliser usage and productivity is under threat following uncertainties about financing if the current World Bank support for the programme dries up.
At least 200 million people around the world are unemployed and, of those, around 27 million live in sub-Saharan Africa.
The current economic boom across the continent offers an opportunity to change this and lift millions of Africans out of poverty, but it won't happen by itself.
Between now and 2015, two million more people will enter the African labour market, but, despite strong economic performance, many African countries are experiencing 'jobless' growth, especially among the young.
Vodafone Group may be forced to sell its indirect 4.4 per cent stake in Indian rival Bharti Airtel, which is worth an estimated US$1 billion, in order to comply with new rules about cross ownership among mobile operators.
The President of the National Farmers Award Winners Association, Mr Philip Abayori, has suggested to the government to differentiate between the subsidised fertiliser for farmers and what is sold on the open market.
Ghana is to benefit from a $1 million package from the World Food Programme (WFP) to launch an innovative nutrition project for pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers and young children, who are at risk of under nutrition.