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Online company registration starts

The Registrar General’s Department has launched an online registration portal for businesses and companies across the country as part of government’s efforts to create a business friendly environment and build a stronger economy. The introduction of the E-certificate, according to the department, will help reduce the hardship prospective company owners go through in registering businesses, reduce human inte ...

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NIVEA responds to #pullitdown campaign

German cosmetics firm NIVEA has said its billboard ad which promotes “visibly fairer skin” is not meant to demean dark-skinned people nor glorify fair-skinned people. The ad attracted a lot of bashing from Ghanaians on social media with several people expressing disgust about it.   In a statement, however, NIVEA said: “We have recently noted concerns on social media by some consumers regarding our NIVEA Nat ...

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1-D-1-W: Warehouses to have labs, solar panels

The Coordinator of the One-District-One-Factory and the One-District-One-Warehouse programmes, Mavis Hawa Koomson, has revealed that the warehouses to be built under the programme will be powered by solar energy. Also the warehouses, she said will have laboratories to provide scientific approach to storing farm produce. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Wednesday October 18 launched the first warehou ...

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1 Village, 1 Dam begins in Dec

Some communities in the Northern Regions are expected to benefit from government’s One Village, One Dam programme when it commences in December. According to the Deputy Food and Agriculture Minister, Dr. Sagre Bambangi, the programme is expected to commence in the dry season, which is expected sometime in December 2017. “In fact, engineers and some other experts have gone all-out in the communities and alre ...

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Deposit-taking Oboanipa Ventures not licensed – BoG

The Bank of Ghana has warned against “unlicensed deposit-taking activity” by Oboanipa Ventures Limited. In a statement signed by Secretary Caroline Otoo, the bank said Oboanipa Ventures Limited is operating a deposit-taking business without the requisite licence. It said Oboanipa is operating contrary to section 6 (1) of the Banks and Specialised Deposit-Taking Institutions Act, 2016 (Act 930). The central ...

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S&P revises Ghana’s outlook to positive

Ghana’s economic outlook has been revised from stable to positive by rating agency Standard & Poor’s. The country’s 'B-' long-term and 'B' short-term foreign and local currency sovereign ratings have also been affirmed by the rating agency. The outlook on the long-term ratings was revised to positive from stable. S&P said the revision was informed by measures being undertaken by the Government of Gh ...

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MTN appoints new Regional Vice Prez

MTN Group has announced the appointment of Ebenezer Asante as Vice President (VP) of the expanded South& East Africa and Ghana (SEAGHA) Region, effective 1 October 2017. The role became vacant when then VP, Godfrey Motsa, was appointed CEO of MTN South Africa. Karl Toriola, VP for West and Central Africa (WECA) Region, has been managing the portfolio of operations in the SEA region in an acting capacity ...

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MTN awards 20 scholarships to teachers

As part of activities commemorating the World Teachers Day that was celebrated on Thursday October 5, 2017, MTN Ghana Foundation has presented scholarships to 20 public school teachers to upgrade their education at the First or Master’s Degree level at the University of Cape Coast or the University of Education, Winneba. Out of the 20 beneficiaries, 10 will be pursuing a first degree, while the other 10 wil ...

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Tourism Authority engages PURC over billing of Hoteliers

The Ghana Tourism Authority has begun discussions with the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) over the cost of power to hoteliers, as part of government’s plans to subsidise electricity bills for operators in the hospitality industry. This discussion has become necessary given the high cost of electricity to hotels, a development that has led to the collapse of many budget hotels across the count ...

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Sole-sourcing looters’ll not be spared – Safo

The Minister of State in charge of Public Procurement, Sarah Adwoa Safo, has issued a warning to all public and civil servants involved in procurement processes in their respective institutions to be wary of the Public Procurement Act since any breach of the law will attract severe sanctions. With particular reference to sole sourcing, she said under the leadership of President Nana Addo Akufo-Addo, the era ...

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