PayAngel Money Transfer has partnered with Allianz Life Insurance Ghana to introduce a new revolutionary remittance product, the RemitCare Plan, to the Ghanaian market.
Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited, a subsidiary of Republic Financial Holdings Limited has advocated for issuance of a Green Bond in Ghana to raise long term financing for Green Building construction by developers.
Volkswagen has extended its market in Sub-Saharan Africa with the official opening of a vehicle assembly facility in Accra, Ghana.
Workonline Communications, a pan-African provider of IP transit, has selected PAIX’s carrier- and cloud-neutral data centre in Accra, Ghana to deploy its first point of presence (POP) in West Africa.
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture in Ghana and the Ministry of Local Governance and Rural Development announced a GHC 2.5 million pilot support from Global Affairs Canada to Women’s Farmer-Based Organizations (WFBOs).
[Ghana] COVID-19 forced businesses reduce wages for over 770,000 workers, caused 42,000 layoffs, study
The shock caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has had considerable impacts on Ghanaian businesses, forcing many firms to cut costs by reducing staff hours, cutting wages, and in some cases laying off workers.
More than half of Ghanaians of voting age surveyed in the Ghana Election Poll do not think the country is ready for another political party outside the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
GOIL, in partnership with the Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS), have launched the use of the gh-link card on GOIL’s Point of Sale (POS) devices across the country.
Clydestone Ghana, a leading payments system and fintech solutions provider has partnered with Thales, a global leader in digital identities and security to provide TheOne authentication as a service platform.
The Council of the Ghana Stock Exchange appointed Ms. Abena Amoah as the Deputy Managing Director of the Exchange, effective August 1, 2020.
Tizeti, West Africa’s pioneer solar-based internet service provider announced the successful upgrade of its core network infrastructure capacity to 100Gbps, in line with its focus on accelerating access to affordable broadband connectivity.
Farmer cooperatives across West and Central Africa help expand access to improved seeds, boosting yields
A farmers’ cooperative in Mali has experienced a significant increase in production of quality seeds, setting an example for other farmer organizations in Mali and neighboring countries.
Loan financing stemming from the EEP Africa Catalyst window will accelerate REDAVIA’s C&I Solar Leasing Model with SMEs in Ghana and Kenya.
A six-year project to develop industrial skills among Ghana’s workforce has improved the engineering and manufacturing skills of young people, promoted economic competitiveness and contributed to an improvement in the quality of life.
The Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) has handed over seeds valued at about Ghc90,000 to the Vegetable Producers and Exporters Association of Ghana (VEPEAG).
Radisson Hotel Group has added six new hotels to its African portfolio, bringing the total to almost 100 hotels across 32 African markets.
Ghanaians are upbeat about participating in the electoral process with eight out of every ten people of voting age confirming that they will vote in the next set of leaders come December.
Less than five months to Ghana’s general election and despite the coronavirus pandemic that continues to devastate global economies and households, Ghanaians are upbeat about participating in the electoral process.
IFC announced a $12 million loan to Rider Iron and Steel Ghana to support the company’s construction of a steel manufacturing plant that will increase Ghana’s domestic steel production, creating thousands of jobs.
Paxful, a leading peer-to-peer bitcoin (BTC) marketplace that aims to provide financial inclusion around the globe, announced that the platform has hit $4.6 billion in trade volume and reached 4.5 million wallet registrations.
Ghana’s Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has launched the Progressive Licensing Scheme (PLS) for Small Scale and Cottage sized Food Processors.
USAID announced $15 million to support a partnership between Arizona State University and the Kwame Nkrumah University in Ghana to create an innovative research and training center to improve African supply-chains.
IFC announced a $5.2 million loan to Nyaho Medical Centre to support the Ghanaian health care provider’s expansion outside Accra and the upgrade of its existing hospital so it can better serve its patients.
MainOne, West Africa’s provider of Wholesale and Enterprise connectivity and data center services celebrates 10 years of delivering innovative, world-class service in West Africa.
The World Bank approved $315 million from the International Development Association (IDA) to support job creation, skills development and digital transformation in Ghana.
GhanaWeb has spearheaded the creation of online election polls in Ghana with the launch of the Ghana Election Poll in June.
The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) and the Ghana Investment and Securities Institute (GISI) announced the renewal of their partnership, confirming confidence in Ghanaian financial services profession.
Study shows Satellite TV reception increases by 23 per cent in Nigeria and 19 per cent in Ghana in 2019 since the last study, conducted two years ago.
The President of Ghana launched the Ghana Accountability and Learning Outcomes Project (GALOP), which will help drive standards and quality in some ten thousand low-performing basic schools across the country.
The Ghana Cocoa Board officially launched the $600 million syndicated loan facility which it signed with some Development Finance Institutions to provide funding for various investment projects within Ghana’s cocoa industry.
REDAVIA has signed four new COVID-19 Resilience Leases in Ghana and Kenya, offering these businesses six months of free solar to withstand the COVID crisis.
Redavia , a global market provider of cost-effective, reliable, and clean solar power for businesses, has signed four new COVID-19 Resilience Leases in Ghana and Kenya.
Aker Energy Ghana has reaffirmed its commitment to finding a solution that will allow for the commencement of a phased development of the Pecan field offshore Ghana.
The Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed) has announced partnerships with three animal health companies in West Africa.
African equity capital markets activity see downward turn, but increase in domestic investors, report
Data presented from the PwC Nigeria 2019 African Capital Market Watch shows that African equity capital markets activity has seen a downward trajectory over the past three years.
The negative impact of the global Coronavirus lockdown on business and commercial operations around the world is grave.
The President of the Republic of Ghana launched the GH¢1 billion Coronavirus Alleviation Programme Business Support Scheme.
A\n initiative to experiment on the use of digital wallets Ghana has proven that use of mobile money can make delivery of financial services to farmers much cheaper and less risky.
The Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate 2018-2019 Sustainability Progress Report has highlighted how Cargill is using technology to connect every dot in the cocoa supply.
Total has discontinued the acquisition of Occidental Petroleum’s Anadarko assets in Ghana.
As part of ongoing efforts to combat child labor in the cocoa sector, Cargill is leveraging existing partnerships to extend the reach of its child labor monitoring and remediation mechanisms.
The European Union (EU) and partners are collaborating to create jobs for at least 5,000 people in Ghana.
Poultry producers in Ghana are exploring new ways to facilitate training and conduct business online, while restrictions from the global outbreak of COVID-19 threaten to disrupt their livelihoods.
Ghana’s growing reputation as a west African powerhouse has been hard-won but the COVID-19 global pandemic is a big test of the country’s agribusiness and food supply resilience.
GreenTec Capital announces its investment in Ghana’s Sumundi, an innovative digital retail management platform designed to help retailers manage, grow, and sustain their businesses.
To help businesses achieve the sustainability efforts needed to feed a rapidly growing population, Cargill is contributing $2 million to the next phase of its partnership with World Resources Institute (WRI).
Governments and development agencies need to give greater consideration to conflicting objectives of different types of smallholder farmers when promoting sustainable agricultural intensification in sub-Saharan Africa, IIED reports.
Yinson announced it has completed an $800 million refinancing deal for the John Agyekum Kufuor FPSO, which was successfully drawn down on 14 April.
World satellite operator Eutelsat Communications has secured a multi-year contract with RCS Ghana to provide capacity for the broadcast of its DTH bouquet bringing content to viewers in Ghana and beyond.
GIFEC, a Universal Access Service Fund (UASF), has selected Parallel Wireless OpenRAN to provide mobile telephony connectivity to underserved and unserved communities in Ghana.
AfDB’s SEFA grants $760,000 to develop small-scale renewable energy projects across Sub Saharan Africa
The AfDB managed Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), has approved a $760,000 grant to Empower New Energy AS (EmNEW), to develop at least eight small renewable energy projects across Sub Saharan Africa.
REDAVIA has created a new concessionary solar power program, the COVID-19 Resilience Lease, in order to stand by Ghanaian and Kenyan businesses.
Ghana has launced GH COVID-19 Tracker, an app that will be used to track COVID-19 cases in the country.
Italian manufacturer of branded chocolate and confectionery products, Ferrero has reported significant progress on its action plan to protect and restore forests in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana cocoa sector.
Ecom Ghana presented the Cocoa Board with1.2 million units of medicated soap worth GH₵2.4 million to be distributed to cocoa farmers in the country in support of the effort to combat COVID-19.
Angola, Senegal, Cameroon, Ghana and Nigeria among the most hard hit amid Covid-19 and oil price plunge, African Energy Chamber
African oil-producing and reliant countries have been among the most hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and declining oil price.
The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) in support of the country’s fight against the deadly COVID-19 Pandemic, has donated over 3,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to the Healthcare sector.
IFC announced a $2.5 million investment in New Crystal to support the expansion of the private healthcare group, which provides high-quality medical services to lower-middle-income and low-income patients and families in Ghana.
The Vice President of the Republicof Ghana, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, launched the Scholarship Secretariat’s Online Scholarship Application and Administration System, www.scholarshipgh.com, in Accra.
Nestlé, the Swiss multinational food and drink processing company has reported significant progress in its efforts to help end deforestation and restore forests in its cocoa supply chain in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana.
Maersk Drilling has announced that it has received a notification from Tullow Ghana of an early termination for convenience of the drilling contract for the drillship Maersk Venturer.
MTN has confirmed that regulatory approvals have now been received for the disposal of its stake in ATC Ghana.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is piloting methodology to assess the readiness of a value chain to adopt blockchain technology.
Nigeria's smartphone market grew 5.3% quarter on quarter in Q4 2019, according to the latest figures from global technology and consulting services firm International Data Corporation (IDC).
Two members of Africa’s artificial intelligence (AI) community in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, have launched two initiatives seeking data science solutions to fight the viral disease.
MusicTime®, the world’s first time based music streaming application has revealed its new corporate identity.
The President of the Republic of Ghana has directed the Minister for Finance to make available the cedi equivalent of $100 million to enhance Ghana’s Coronavirus preparedness and response plan.
The Ghana Cocoa Board will distribute 100,000 pieces of dual-purpose motorized slashers and pruners to cocoa farmers across the cocoa regions of the country for use on their farms.
The impending launch of a universal QR Code will accelerate the pace of making Ghana a cash-lite society in the near future, the Vice President of the Republic, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has predicted.
The President of the Republic of Ghana said his government is investing heavily in the provision of educational infrastructure in senior high schools across the country, particularly in those running the double track system.
Ghanaian President urges capital markets to remove ‘Africa Risk Premium’ from credit rating structure
The President of the Republic of Ghana has called for the removal of the “Africa Risk Premium” from the credit rating structure for African countries seeking finance on the international capital market.
Global search engine, Google, has awarded a $1.93 million in funding for media related projects across Africa, Middle East and Turkey.
The Ghanaian government has partnered with Glico TCHO, a Japanese food company which produces chocolates and confectioneries, to set up the first ever Sensory Evaluation & Bean Quality Laboratory.
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The President Of the Republic of Ghana, Akufo-Addo said that VW is building its plant at the North Industrial Area in Accra and is due to start production by the end of April.
The Republic of Ghana and the Kingdom of Norway have pledged to deepen the ties of co-operation that exist between the two countries, following the holding of bilateral talks between President Akufo-Addo and Prime Minister Erna Solberg.
Vivo Energy Ghana, Shell licensee, has reopened its second solar powered Shell service station in Community 2 at Tema.
Ghana’s telecom operator AirtelTigo has launched new “Unlimited Call Bundles” to make life even simpler for its customers
With customers spread across 10 countries, Pan-African cloud computing and ecommerce solutions provider Addicnet is redefining cloud computing landscape in the continent through its unique offerings.
Mars in a $10 million deal with CARE to boost women agribusiness initiative in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana
Mars has partnered with CARE, a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty, to promote women’s social and economic empowerment in cocoa-growing communities in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana.
The CEO of the Ghana Cocoa Board has called on hospitality partners in the country to include cocoa in the preparation of their meals and add cocoa dishes to their menus.
Ringier Africa Digital Publishing (RADP), one of Africa’s leading media groups is unifying its assets across the continent - to form one integrated media company under the Pulse brand.
Aker Energy has entered into a Letter of Intent with Yinson to award a bare-boat charter and an operations and maintenance contract for a floating, production, storage and offloading vessel at the Pecan field, offshore Ghana.
The Cornell Alliance for Science in collaboration with the West African Centre for Crop Improvement based at the University of Ghana, Legon and IITA are holding a training on genome editing.
Alhassan Mumuni Baba had a tractor that he used to farm his 30 acres of maize, soybeans, and rice in northern Ghana’s Gushegu Municipality.
Tullow Oil said it received approval from Ghanaian authorities to flare gas when necessary to support its offshore fields.
Ghana-based startup Kolics Company Limited has been in the business of manufacturing ecofriendly footwear from recycled materials since 2017.
Facebook is partnering with nine non-profit organizations and government agencies throughout sub-Saharan Africa to raise awareness about Internet safety and security.
Eni Ghana and the World Bank have signed an MoU to develop initiatives to promote access to improved domestic wood fuel cook stoves, resulting in reduced exposure to unhealthy wood-smoke and decreased pressure on the depletion of forest resources.
Vodafone Group will hand over management of its Ghana unit to the UK carrier’s separately listed South African division in April, the latest step to bring the company’s operations on the continent under one roof.
Aker Energy has awarded Fugro a contract for geotechnical and geophysical survey services in relation to the Pecan field, offshore Ghana.
Absa Group Limited’s Barclays-branded subsidiaries in seven African countries - Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Seychelles, Tanzania and Zambia were renamed ‘Absa’, completing the name change across the continent.
In a step that will further strengthen relations between India and Ghana, IndianOil has signed a MoU with the NPA of Ghana for providing its assistance and technical expertise in the implementation of Ghana's National LPG Promotion Policy.
AngloGold Ashanti together with the President of the Republic of Ghana and other stakeholders gathered in Ghana to commemorate the return to production, productivity, and profitability of the Obuasi mine, six years after it was closed down.
The first-ever Startup Guide Africa Series 2020 is looking for entrepreneurs, innovators, accelerators, experts and co-working spaces.
Global mobile payments company WorldRemit saw a 43 per cent growth in remittances to Africa from higher income nations in 2019.
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture in Ghana has been implementing a national fertilizer subsidy program to support its flagship Planting for Food and Jobs program to boost agricultural productivity.
Often regarded as one of the orphan crops the West African yam is making a big come back and conquering international markets thanks to the value addition efforts of Lateef Apau Wiredu.
Opportunity2030: The Standard Chartered SDG Investment Map reveals a $197 billion opportunity for private-sector investors in five high-growth markets in Africa.
The Vice President of Ghana launched a digital Command and Control Centre for Bulk Road Vehicle and an Electronic Cargo Tracking System to be run by the National Petroleum Authority (NPA).