Africa is a richresource continentbut yetone of the poorestin the world. Name any mineral and it could
be found in an African country. High grade minerals such as gold, diamondplatinum you name themhave been mined and exported and yet have
not benefited the countries in which these minerals were mined.
The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) has initiated
a free port terminal policy to exempt imported vehicles aged up to five years
from confiscation when they are not cleared after 60 days upon arrival.
Were fate left only in the hands of parents, Mr Stephen
Normeshie would have been a driver, probably plying one of the remotest routes
in the Dzodze-Penyi area in the Volta Region. But it is the tenacity to follow
his inner feelings and passion that compelled him to defy all odds to pursue
his dream of enrolling for a formal education.
Producer Price Inflation, which measures the average change
over time in the prices received by domestic producers for the production of
their goods and services, increased to 17.1 per cent in December 2012.
Customers’ use of the Automated Teller machines (ATMs) of
other banks on the shared ATM platform has experienced a significant growth to
over 1,000 transactions per week, officials of Ghana Interbank Payment and
Settlement Systems (GhIPSS) have disclosed.
The deadline for the implementation of the e-Ghana project
meant to assist the government to generate growth and employment by leveraging
ICT and public-private partnerships to develop the IT Enabled Services industry
in the country has been extended until June 30 next year.
The local market is currently being flooded with different
kinds of imitated and substandard commodities, including textiles, beverages,
mobile phones, detergents which are mostly imported into the country.
The stock market witnessed an improved performance in
2012compared to 2011. Even though the market traded in a flat trend for most of
the year, the fourth quarter witnessed a very strong performance which led the
market to post impressive returns.
The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) on Monday met with
officials of Delta Airlines in a bid to resolve complaints from passengers,
stemming from flight delays, cancellations and poor customer service.
Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Ghana Tourist Board
have an arduous task of speeding up the implementation of the Ghana - Micro,
Small and Medium Enterprise Project or risk losing the US$12.5 million that
remains to be disbursed by the end of June this year.