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The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Ekwow Spio- Gabrah has announced that the African Union Heads of State will launch the Continental Free Trade Area for Africa (CFTA) during their next summit in Johannesburg later this month. The CFTA which is expected to come into operation in 2017 will...
The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI) has said construction of the 380,000 metric tonne sugar factory at Komenda in the Western Region is about 70 per cent complete and likely to come on-stream before the 24-month completion date. “The factory is supposed to come on-stream in the third...
Some nations – both big and small - go to great lengths and spend large sums of money for international television networks - such as Bloomberg and CNN - to promote the business opportunities in those countries. Malaysia, Indonesia, Croatia, Singapore, and Nigeria readily come to mind. But the...
The Tema Metropolitan Assembly and businesses in the country's largest industrial enclave are in a stalemate over new property rates the businesses consider to be too high. Some of the businesses claim their property rates have jumped by over 1,000 percent between 2014 and 2015, but the assembly...
Accra, Oct. 12, GNA - The Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Excellence, (CLSCE), has called for the use of the ISO standards to enable SME operators to sell their products on the international market. CLSCE said the initiative would ensure that SMEs meet the required standards, make a...
Trade and Industry Minister Ekwow Spio Garbrah says it is about time industry chieftains take the initiative and reach out to tertiary institutions to contribute to the development of a human resource needed by industry. The Minister said considering the fact that a well-trained human resource...
The Country Director of the British Department for International Development (DFID), Mr Jim McAlpine, says the UK government is working with the government of Ghana to improve the business enabling environment for small businesses. He said the British Council’s Skills Hub had, so far, supported...
The Private Enterprise Federation (PEF) is demanding reforms in six key public institutions which when accomplished, the Federation believes, will help ease doing business in the country. According to the private sector advocacy body, processes involved in securing what they called "cross...
The declining fortunes of agriculture, which does not seem to be attracting the attention of policymakers, have now compelled Blue Skies, the biggest fresh fruit processor in the country, to import pineapples and mangoes for processing. Blue Skies now imports 30% of smooth cayenne, an indigenous...
Government is to organise a stakeholder forum for Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (SMEs) and financiers to deliberate on how to remove the bottlenecks in accessing funds, Minister of State in charge of Private Sector Development Rashid Pelpuo has said. In an interview with the B...

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