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We focus on customers businesses – Zenith Bank MD

Managing Director (MD) of Zenith Bank Daniel Asiedu has indicated that his outfit’s primary focus is on how to support its customers’ businesses. The Best banking group, 2015, boss revealed that what makes Zenith Bank taller than its competitors is their emphasis on customers’ businesses and not on profits. To him, the list of banks in terms of bringing dynamism into the industry would be incomplete without ...

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SIF to support farmers with US$3.12m in micro-credit

The Social Investment Fund (SIF) under the Integrated Rural Development Project (IRDP) is supporting farmers in 21 selected districts across the nation with micro-credit of US$3.12 million to increase output. The goal is to help raise household incomes and provide employment through enhanced farming, marketing and distribution in the agricultural production value chain. The Arab Bank for Economic Developmen ...

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Work progressing on cocoa roads in E/R

The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Antwi-Boasiako Sekyere has undertaken an inspection of some work on cocoa roads being constructed in the Region. In June this year, President John Dramani Mahama officially cut the sod for work to start on the US $150 million Cocoa Roads project across the country at Adeiso in the Eastern Region. The project was to rehabilitate roads in cocoa growing areas to enable cocoa f ...

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Agric research left to gather dust

The Pro-Vice Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Professor William Otto Ellis, has lamented the long years of failure by the country to realise any meaningful change in the agricultural sector from the immeasurable volumes of research work published and reviewed almost every year on agriculture. The agriculture sector -- touted as the mainstay of Ghana’s economy in ...

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Cashew farmers in Sampa expect bumper harvest

Cashew farmers in Sampa in the Brong Ahafo Region are optimistic of improve yield and product quality in the coming years, following the introduction of canopy substitution. The method ensures farmers have good production and high quality yield from their farms. Farmers have had low production and quality yields from cashew farming in the past. The trend is changing, and farmers are confident of bumper harv ...

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SMEs urged to apply standards

The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) has blamed the inability of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to produce goods to international quality benchmarks to their failure to abide by standards. The Head of Public Relations Department at the GSA, Mr Kofi Amponsah-Bediako, said standards served as a guide to producers and ensured that businesses did not commit grievous mistakes before starting all over again. ...

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Paul, Deng, Gasol brothers headline first NBA game in Africa

JOHANNESBURG — The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced the full rosters for the first NBA game in Africa, which will take place Aug. 1 at Ellis Park Arena in Johannesburg, South Africa.The sold-out NBA Africa Game 2015 will feature a Team Africa vs. Team World format and will be played in support of Boys & Girls Clubs of South Africa, SO ...

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