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Hen Mpoano economically empowering farmers and fisherfolks through VSLA

AS PART of efforts to economically empower fisher folks and farmers within the Western Region of Ghana, Hen Mpoano has established over 30 Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA) under the USAID Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SFMP) and the USAID Coastal Sustainable Landscape Project(CSLP) in collaboration with the U.S Forest …

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Farming amid covid-19: Stakeholders make strong case to digitize agriculture

DURING THIS pandemic, providing immediate relief is a priority for many. But this crisis presents an opportunity to improve digital infrastructure and ensure more robust support systems for smallholder farmers, by fostering stronger partnerships between African government and the private sector to further advance digitalization in the longer term. With …

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Akufo-Addo unveils first assembled VW vehicles in Ghana

President Akufo-Addo has unveiled the first Volkswagen vehicle to be assembled in Ghana, following the establishment of the VW assembly plant in Ghana. At the unveiling ceremony, held at the Kempinski Hotel, on Monday, 3rd August 2020, President Akufo-Addo expressed his delight at the decision taken by Volkswagen “to assemble …

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Vodafone introduces ‘Business Runway Series’ to empower SMEs

THE ENTERPRISE unit of Vodafone Ghana, Vodafone Business has launched Business Runway Webinar Series to empower Small and Medium Scale Enterprise (SMEs) with the requisite skills, insights and opportunities that will enable them manage and build thriving businesses. The knowledge-sharing platform, which is also aimed at building the capacities of …

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COVID-19: Good Business Plan key in saving businesses from collapse – BoA risk expert

Mrs. Akofa Dakwa, Executive Head, Risk Management & Financial Markets & Risk Management Expert, BANK OF AFRICA has noted that there are a number of measures that businesses, especially small and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs) can take to enable them continue to stay in business during this period of the coronavirus pandemic. She …

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Mid-year budget: Call Tax reduced from 9% to 5%

The Government has announced a reduction in the Communication Service Tax from nine per cent to five per cent. The move which will see the cost of calls and data reduce, forms part of measures being rolled out by the government in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Presenting the …

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COVID-19 affected businesses to access GH¢2b from banks

Government has established a Guarantee Scheme of up to GH¢2 billion to enable businesses to borrow from banks at more affordable rates and at a longer tenor. This was announced by the Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta during the mid-year budget review and supplementary estimates on Thursday, July 23, 2020. …

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Stan Chart announces €78m UKEF deal with govt for Eastern regional hospital

Standard Chartered has announced the completion of an agreement for a EUR 78 million UKEF (UK Export Finance) support financing to the Ministry of Finance, for the purpose of designing, constructing and equipping the new Eastern Regional Hospital at Koforidua in Ghana. The transaction provides significant contribution to the Government’s …

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Accra sky train project remains on course – Govt

The Ministry of Railways Development and its South African counterparts say they remain strongly committed to the Accra Sky Train Project. Contrary to media reports suggesting that the project is a fiasco, both the Ministry of Railways Development and the Government of Ghana on one hand, and the South African …

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Amnesty Intl praises Prez over decongestion of prisons

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Ghana has praised President Nana Akufo-Addo for decongesting Ghana’s prisons by granting amnesty to 794 more prisoners on June 30, 2020. A release signed by Country Director of Amnesty International, Mr Robert Akoto Amoafo, said “this is the second amnesty President has granted this year since he granted …

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