As part of the International Online Conference being held by the ECOWAS Commission from 28th April to 10th May 2021 to share its food security storage experience with its partners and the other regions of the world, humanitarian agencies have pledged to support and work in respect of the West African Food Security Storage System.
Intervene; Ghanaian exporters to Benin are losing it – Okaikwei Central MP to Trade Minister
The Republic of Benin’s suspension of the implementation of the ECOWAS Trade Liberalization Scheme (ETLS) has spurred an outcry among Ghanaian exporters to that country, with the Member of Parliament for Okaikwei Central, Hon. Patrick Yaw Boamah, sending an SOS message to the Minister of Trade and Industry to intervene.
Opinion: The African Continental Free Trade Area; A key to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa
The long-awaited trading within the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) finally began on January 1, 2021, marking a very important milestone for African trade.
Mauritius, Morocco join AfDB Bloomberg African Bond Indices
The African Development Bank today announced the addition of two new countries – Mauritius and Morocco – to its Bloomberg African Bond Indices (ABABI), marking a steady progress in the Bank’s efforts to deepen the continent’s local currency bond market. The African Development Bank administers the ABABI, a family of African bond indices launched in […]
Pfizer appoints Patrick van der Loo as Regional President for Africa and the Middle East
Pfizer has announced the appointment of Patrick van der Loo as Regional President for Africa and the Middle East (AfME) region.
Post COVID-19: Put small-scale traders at the heart of any initiative – Industry experts
Industry experts meeting this week for a virtual discussion focused on resetting, retooling and restarting regional integration in Africa in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, underscored the importance of putting small scale traders at the heart of any initiatives. The joint webinar, organized on Tuesday by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and Korea Customs Service […]
Opinion: Why Ghana needs a new financial sector regulation architecture
Ghana’s financial sector is in crisis. A crisis occasioned by the collapse of over 300 financial institutions; and which has affected every division of the financial sector. Universal banks, savings and loans companies, microfinance companies, capital market institutions, and insurance companies have been impacted. While majority of the collapsed institutions were licensed and regulated, a […]
Safety in consumption of tomato paste intact; ignore misleading documentary – FDA
The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has assured the general public that the safety in the consumption of tomato paste is still intact, urging all to ignore a documentary which has gone viral on social media that seems to portray that the safety of the product has been compromised.
Paypal Plans to Roll Out Crypto Trading and Storage
On June 3rd of this year, Paypal posted a job opening for a Blockchain Research Engineer. The description calls for responsibilities like “Leading discovery for use cases that can further PayPal’s understanding of blockchain and specific blockchain implementations.”
Dangote to boost economic diversification with maiden clinker shipment
To reaffirm its status as the biggest cement producer in Africa, Dangote Cement has set the pace with the exportation of 27,800 metric tonnes of clinker to a neighbouring African country.
COVID-19: Obuasi Central Market shut down
The Obuasi Municipal Assembly has shutdown the Obuasi Central Market among two others. The move is to enforce physical social distancing and other protocols of Covid 19 to mitigate spreading of the viral disease in the mining city. The Municipal Assembly has also directed all drinking spot operators to also close down shops to business […]
BoG fines Barclays Bank GH₵4.5m for wrong doing
The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has fined the Barclays Bank of Ghana an amount of GH₵4,579,256.32 for making frivolous quotes on Ghana’s Interbank Foreign Exchange Market. The action of Barclays Bank, according to the Central Bank, is in breach of the Ghana Interbank Forex Market Conduct Rules. A statement dated Monday, June 3, 2019, and […]