The President of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, Ghana, Mr Mike Kofi Afflu, has been elected as the Head of the West African Union of Tax Institutes (WAUTI), under the auspices of the ECOWAS Commission.
The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Mr Seth Terkper, has stressed the need for a public sector in Africa that is more manageable, efficient, empowered, professional and committed to the cause of capacity building on the continent.
Members of the Ghana Progressive Hotels Association (GHAPROHA) have expressed concern about the high registration and licensing fees introduced by the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) for this year coupled with the power rationing situation which has affected the industry and subsequently crippled their operations.
The two headlines that starred in The Economist’s famous U-turn – from 2000’s ‘The Hopeless Continent’ to 2011’s ‘Africa Rising’ – have framed the highly-dogmatic debate over the credibility of Africa’s recent economic growth. While headlines are polemical in nature, problems emerge when the content itself is bereft of balance and nuance.
President John Dramani Mahama has charged the Bank of Ghana (BoG), the Ministry of Finance and the government’s Economic Management Team to work assiduously to bring inflation back to a single digit, reduce interest rates and end the dollarisation of the country's economy.
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Haruna Iddrisu, has asked all Chinese investors in the country to register their businesses with the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) as part of requirements to freely operate in the country.
A financial expert, Mr Yoofi Grant, who is a retired Executive Director of Data Bank, has urged micro-finance institutions in the country to position themselves by putting in place an elaborate and systematic plan of action that will enable them to take advantage of the enormous business potential in the informal sector.
Gye Nyame Resources, a private-public partnership between a Ghanaian investor and the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation, is to begin production of high grade diamonds out of the Marange Mines in Zimbabwe.
President and Chief Executive Officer of the global media company, Modern Times Group (MTG), the parent company of Viasat 1, has explained that the group chose to locate its African headquarters in Ghana because it understands the Ghanaian market has a long-term commitment.
Vanguard Assurance Company, a local insurance entity, Wednesday paid an insurance claim of GH¢92,700 to the Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL) to cover the loss of the company’s vehicle which was involved in an accident on the Accra-Kumasi road in 2012.
The Director of the Corporate Business Development of the
Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship (FGBMF) International, Mr Emmanuel Baba
Mahama, says the business community must harness what they have effectively to
close the loopholes in businesses in the country.