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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...
Accra, Oct. 20, GNA - The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) on Tuesday launched the second edition of the Ghana UK-Based Achievements (GUBA) Expo in Accra. Dubbed the “GUBA EXPO 2016”, the annual event is slated for May 20 to May 22 at Greenwich in the United Kingdom. The EXPO, founded by...
The Ministry of Trade and Industry has denied reports in the media that the Ghana Conformity Assessment Programme (G-CAP) will start in March or April, 2015. A statement issued on Thursday by the Ministry of Trade and Industry and signed by the Deputy Communications Manager, Nasir Ahmad Yartey,...
A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Joel Toujas-Bernaté, visited Accra during February 19−26, 2015 to discuss the authorities’ economic and financial programme and possible financial support by the IMF. The mission reached staff-level agreement with the authorities, subject...
The Ministry of Trade and Industry is likely to place a permanent embargo on the importation of rice through the country’s inland borders. Government since November 2013 has restricted the importation of rice to the Kotoka Airport and the Tema and Takoradi seaports. This is despite strong...
Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam, Executive Director of the Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP), on Friday said it was important that the citizenry participated in discussions on the management of revenue from the oil and gas sector for the country to derive maximum benefits from the resources. He said...
Ghana has been told by an international tribunal not to begin any new offshore drilling for oil in disputed waters with the Ivory Coast. The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea did, however, allow Ghana to continue developing current oilfields. These include the so called-Ten fields, part...
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that if government fails to swiftly address the country’s ongoing power crisis to delay the energy sector reforms, growth may be even lower than projected this year and not rebound as quickly as expected thereafter. According to the IMF, the...

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