Catalyst Fund, managed by BFA Global, is an accelerator that supports inclusive tech innovators and facilitates the growth of innovation ecosystems in emerging markets. Jane del Sur directs this program in Ghana, West Africa.
Ghana has recorded total investments of US$869.47 million, with total FDI value amounting to US$785.62 million between January to June 2020 as FDI inflow showed strength in the final moments of the second quarter of the year.
Bank technologies for African agricultural transformation training in Ghana raising farmer agricultural ambition
When Isaac Papanko started farming maize on eight hectares of farmland, he couldn’t have imagined that within just a few years, his agribusiness would grow to be 425 hectares.
Africa Fertilizer Financing Mechanism, OCP Africa team up to increase access to fertilizers in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana
The African Development Bank has approved the participation of the Africa Fertilizer Financing Mechanism in a $4 million partial trade credit guarantee with OCP Africa, a subsidiary of the OCP Group.
Almost as many women as men use the internet in Ghana, according to a new survey from the World Wide Web Foundation, which finds men are just 6% more likely to be online than women.
Women in Ghana closing the gender gap in internet access - but still miss out on benefits of digital technology
Almost as many women as men use the internet in Ghana, according to a new survey from the World Wide Web Foundation, which finds men are just 6% more likely to be online than women.
GhanaWeb, Ghana’s biggest news platform and Tonaton.com, Ghana’s biggest online marketplace have signed an exclusive cooperative partnership agreement to lead and improve Ghana’s online marketplace with engaging content.
Mondia, a technology company which specialises in marketing and distribution of digital content and Jumia, Africa’s largest e-commerce platform, launched Jumia Games, a competitively priced entertainment category on the JumiaPay App.
Starsight, Commercial and Industrial solar power provider in West Africa announced its expansion into Ghana.
Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), in collaboration with a consortium of International Financiers, signed an agreement that will bring in an amount of $1.3 billion to the Ghanaian Economy.
A new World Bank report identifies agribusiness, entrepreneurship, apprenticeship, construction, tourism and sports as key sectors that can offer increased employment opportunities for Ghanaian youth.
If elections were to be held today, former President John Mahama would have garnered the most votes, according to results of the second wave of the Ghana Election Poll.
Results of the second wave of the Ghana Election Poll which ran online from July 1 to August 1, 2020 showed that a large number of Ghanaian believe former President John Dramani Mahama has a better economic track record than President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
The OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) approved $100 million in new funding to support development operations in Burundi, Nicaragua and Ghana.
Ghanaians have waded into the debate on which presidential candidate performed better in infrastructural development via the the second wave of the Ghana Election Poll which ran online from July 1 to August 1, 2020.
Bunge Loders Croklaan (BLC), the specialty oils and fats business of Bunge Limited, has announced the opening of its state-of-the-art shea butter processing facility in Tema, Ghana.
DEG has given a total of $85 million long-term loan facility to First National Bank Ghana. This is part of its support for financial institutions to widen the access to credit for SMEs and businesses within the real estate value chain.
Olam Markets, Ghana's first and only B2B mobile app in the food sector, has made such a positive impact with grocery distributors that its owner, global food and agri-business Olam International, is now planning to take the app into West Africa.
Results of the second wave of the Ghana Election Poll which ran online from July 1 to August 1, 2020, via the renowned market research firm MSI-ACI, has found that corruption is the most important factor that many Ghanaians will consider in deciding who to vote for on December 7, 2020.
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), has recently announced that Stella Oye has been elected as the first female chairperson of its Ghana branch.
The Upper East Region is a less traditional alcove of Ghana where communities are more open to women taking part in commercial activities. Its neighboring Northern Region is more conservative.
Results of the second wave of the Ghana Election Poll which ran online from July 1 to August 1, 2020, via the renowned market research firm MSI-ACI, has found the majority of respondents in favour of allowing Ghanaians abroad to be allowed to register and vote.
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved a project worth $54.5 million to address the alarming deforestation and forest degradation challenges in the Northern Savannah Zone of Ghana.
The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo commissioned the Ekumfi Fruits and Juices Factory, a project initiated under the One-District-One-Factory initiative of the Government.
Ecobank Group announced the winners of its Ecobank Fintech Challenge, with Nokwary Technologies edging out the rest of the finalists to emerge winner of the competition.
DEG - Deutsche Investitions - und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH has provided a long-term loan amounting to $30 million to First National Bank Ghana.
Ghana’s plans to pursue fiscal consolidation more slowly than the government had previously indicated may lead to a higher public debt trajectory and could be a source of downward pressure on the country’s ratings, Fitch Ratings says.
The National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (NEIP) Greenhouse Estate Project was officially outdoored at Dawhenya in the Greater Accra Region by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Total Ghana and Star Assurance have collaborated in putting together an enhanced loyalty scheme aimed at rewarding mutual clients in the transport sector.
Ghana’s Agricultural Development Bank shows impressive half year performance amid COVID -19 setbacks
Ghana's Agricultural Development Bank has posted impressive financial growth in its half-year results, even in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic that has wreaked havoc on all sectors of the economy, including the financial sector.
Total Ghana in collaboration with Mckingtorch Africa has launched the Mckingtorch Footwear Pop-up Shop at the Accra Liberation Road Total Service Station.
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.