Tag Archives: Ghana

Minister wants entrepreneurship studied in educational institutions in West Africa


Ghana’s Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Honourable Nii Armah Ashietey, has called for the introduction of entrepreneurship as a course in institutions of higher learning in ECOWAS Member States. Exposure to the rudiments of the course may influence some young people to “seriously consider self-employment as a better option than looking for jobs”, the minister said while opening a …

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African Youth Economic Forum (AYEF)


Ghana will on the 25th of May 2013 host African Youth Entrepreneurs, Innovator, Investors, Corporate African Business Leaders, Chambers of Commerce at the Africa Youth Economic Forum to be held at the Accra International Conference Centre, Ghana’s biggest conference venue. The Forum, organised by the Ghana Centre for Entrepreneurship, Employment and Innovation, a Ghanaian based Award Winning Business Advisory Support …

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IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation Mission to Ghana


A mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Christina Daseking, visited Accra during April 2-12, 2013, to conduct discussions for the 2013 Article IV consultations. The mission met with President Mahama, Vice-President Amissah-Arthur, Finance Minister Terkper, Bank of Ghana Governor Wampah, other senior officials, members of parliament, and representatives of the private sector, think tanks, trade unions, and …

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Labour Migration Database Set to Launch in Ghana


The Government of Ghana is set to launch a new labour market database as part of its new 2013-2016 Labour Department Strategic Plan. The database and plan were both facilitated by the IOM mission in Ghana as part of a project: “Best Practices on Collecting and Sharing Labour Migration Data for the Improvement of the Labour Market Information Systems (LMISs)” …

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Gemalto selected as prime contractor to implement a complete visa and border management system in Ghana


Gemalto selected as prime contractor to implement a complete visa and border management system in Ghana Aided by biometric data, the authorities will be able to account accurately for everyone entering and leaving the country Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653) (http://www.gemalto.com), the world leader in digital security, has been appointed as prime contractor and turnkey supplier to provide Ghana Immigration Services (GIS) …

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AfDB Group Supports Ghana’s Development with US $211.6 Million in 2012


2012 was a record year for the Bank Group’s engagement with Ghana The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group (http://www.afdb.org) provided a total of US $211.6 million in grants and loans to support Ghana’s development in 2012. The total 2012 grant and loan approval amount represents the highest level of support the country has received from the Bank within a one-year …

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West Africa moves to revive economic partnership agreement negotiations with EU

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West Africa’s experts are meeting in Accra, Ghana from Wednesday, 20th February 2013 in the latest effort to jump-start the stalled Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiations with the European Union (EU). The meeting is coming nearly a year after the ten-year long negotiations were suspended over some contentious issues including market size and duration of market access, as well as …

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Côte d’Ivoire cocoa farmers certified and satisfied

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Tens of thousands of Côte d’Ivoire cocoa farmers are reducing pesticide use, curbing soil erosion and water contamination and at the same time boosting yields and income thanks to certification schemes which are making their cocoa more attractive to foreign buyers, say certification companies. For example, more than 80,000 cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire (and around 36,000 others in neighbouring …

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Herakles Farms Initiates Programs to Meet Community Health and Social Needs


11 tons of rice and 10 tons of fish were distributed to more than 8,000 individuals in the Nguti, Mundemba and Toko areas. Over the holidays, Herakles Farms (also known as SG-SOC) (http://www.heraklesfarms.com), a New York-based agriculture company operating in Ghana and Cameroon, donated food to 1,700 households in 38 villages located in the Nguti subdivision of Kupe-Muanenguba and in …

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Herakles Farms Appoints Dr. Atanga Ekobo as Vice President of Conservation in Cameroon


Former World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Program Coordinator to Lead Environmental Sustainability Efforts Herakles Farms (also known as SG-SOC) (http://www.heraklesfarms.com), a New York-based agriculture company operating in Ghana and Cameroon, today announced the appointment of Dr. Atanga Ekobo to the position of Vice President of Conservation. Dr. Ekobo’s hire marks one of many steps that Herakles Farms is taking …

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