Tuesday , 30 May 2017

BUSINESS & TOURISM

Cedi stability not artificial – Finance Minister tells critics

Ken Ofori atta Finance Minister

Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta has pushed back hard against critics that the recent gains made by the cedi against major trading currencies, particularly the dollar, is artificial. “I’m not sure that there is any issue of artificiality in this because all we have done has been consistently tackling the variables of revenue, expenditure,” he told the media at the ... Read More »

Time with Lisa: Dark clouds hang over Kasseh and we must fight it

The Kasseh Police carrying the dead body away from the crime scene

Wednesday dawn’s tragic incident in Kasseh where the Musama Disco Christo Church pastor was shot to death by unknown assailants is very appalling and something must be done about it. Kasseh, is a cosmopolitan town with people with diverse cultural and professional backgrounds. Kasseh, is the heartbeat of Ada. Kasseh, is the economic hub of Ada. My database as a ... Read More »

New banking regulations will promote sector – Bank of Ghana assures

Bank of Ghana

A deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Johnson Asiama, has urged financial institutions to see regulatory requirements key improving the banking sector. According to him, these requirements and guidelines must be embraced to ensure that “we all operate and promote a safe and sound banking sector.” Dr. Asiama, was speaking at the recent Risk Summit Africa 2017 held in ... Read More »

‘Customer experience is our hallmark’ – MTN’S Cynthia Lumor tells media in Takoradi

Mrs. Cynthia Lumor - MTN Corporate Services Executive

MTN, Ghana’s leading mobile service provider, says it will continue to focus on creating a distinct customer experience for valued customers. The statement was made by Mrs Cynthia Lumor, Corporate Services Executive of MTN, during the MTN Media and Stakeholders forum held in the Western region to brief the media and stakeholders about MTN’s business performance in 2016. During the ... Read More »

Dr. Ernest Addison appointed new Governor of Bank of Ghana

Dr Ernest Addison - Bank of Ghana Governor

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed Dr Ernest Addison as the new governor of the Bank of Ghana. The appointment follows the resignation of Dr Abdul-Nashiru Issahaku. A statement from the presidency signed by Director of Communications Eugene Arhin said: “In order not to have a vacuum at the top of such an important state institution, the president, in ... Read More »

Akufo-Addo confirms Alan Kyeremateng as Trade Minister

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Alan Kyeremanten has been confirmed as Ghana’s next minister of Trade and Industry. President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo made the confirmation at a meeting with the Private Enterprise Federation at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). Mr Kyeremateng, together with other yet to be confirmed ministers are expected to work towards strengthening the country’s economy and making it stable. ... Read More »

Remove 5% VAT on real estate charges – GREDA to Nana Addo

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The Ghana Real Estate Developers Association (GREDA), has called on the president-elect Nana Akufo-Addo to remove the 5% VAT on the sale of real estates. According to them Nana Addo would have ‘walked the talk’ if he does that since it was part of his campaign promise ahead of the 2016 elections. The Executive Secretary of the Association Samuel Amegayibor ... Read More »

Mobile Money: MTN to offer loans to customers

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Customers of MTN’s Mobile Money service would soon be able to access loans from the company. According to Eli Hini, MTN’s general manager for mobile financial services, the latest addition, which is expected to be rolled out in 2017, is especially targeted at Ghana’s small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs). “We have micro-lending which is one of our undertakings for ... Read More »

Ga-Adangbe in Canada woo tourists to visit Ghana

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In pursuit of love, care and protection for one another in a foreign destination such as Canada, Ghanaians have formed various traditional and welfare associations to help themselves. Ga-Adangbe Association of Toronto-Canada is one of these Ghanaian associations who meets regularly to discuss the welfare members and how best to help in case one needs assistance. Over the weekend, the ... Read More »

Akufo-Addo must uphold his promise to us – DKM customers

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Aggrieved customers of DKM Microfinance Company have asked president elect, Nana Akufo-Addo, to deliver on his promise of getting their locked up investment paid back to them.Akufo-Addo in the run up to the just ended 2016 presidential and parliamentary polls, pledged to reimburse the victims of the DKM scandal.“I’ll pay you back in full when I become president,” said the ... Read More »