Commodity trading houses are expanding aggressively in Africa as they look to add volume and take on assets that promise to benefit from a continent achieving some of the highest economic growth in the world.
The Agricultural Extension (AgEx) Services Venture of Engineers Without Borders (EWB), Canada, has collaborated with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) to impart entrepreneurial skills of students in the various agriculture training colleges country-wide.
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Haruna Iddrisu, has pledged the commitment of the government to transform the entire value chain within the agricultural sector to enable it grow to realise its fullest potential.
Government spending on development aid plunged by four per cent in 2012, after dropping two per cent the year before, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said in a statement.
The Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) expects three companies to announce their initial public offers (IPOs) in 2013 and if successful, be admitted to the league of listed companies in the country. The exchange is, however, keeping the names of the companies to its chest but stressed that the offers would happen before the end of the year.
The Ghana National Bureau of the ECOWAS Brown Card Insurance Scheme, the organisation responsible for coordinating the activities of the ECOWAS Brown Card Insurance Scheme in the country, has organised a training workshop for the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) of the Ghana Police Service in Accra.
The Ghana Community Network Services Ltd (GCNet) has presented a number of computers and accessories to the Ministry of Trade and Industry to enable the ministry to strengthen its research and data management activities.
The World Bank has warned that until the government puts the right regulatory and tariff framework in place to enable consumers of electricity to pay the right prices, the ongoing challenges will not end any time soon.