Author Archives: Godwin Akweiteh Allotey

Use Internet to enhance productivity – MTN to businesses


Officials at MTN-Ghana are challenging Medium and Small Scale Enterprises (SMEs), corporate organizations and Businesses in Ghana to take advantage of the internet to improve productivity. According to them, businesses must adapt to global technological development to improve service growth and customer satisfaction. These remarks were made at the 7th edition of the MTN Internet Festival (IFEST) at the Kumasi ...

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NPA seizes GHc1.4m smuggled petrol


Fifteen truckloads of smuggled petroleum products worth GH¢1.4 million have been impounded. Officials of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), in collaboration with security personnel, impounded the 15 trucks last week. Each of the trucks was loaded with 54,000 litres of either petrol or diesel. The Chief Executive Officer of the NPA, Mr Hassan Tampuli, disclosed this in an interview with ...

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Ghanaian Times staff lock management out over conditions of service [Photos]


Workers of New Times Corporation, managers of the Ghanaian Times Newspaper on Monday embarked on a demonstration at the premises of the company to protest what they termed as poor working conditions. The workers who were in red apparels also prevented the management members of the firm from entering their offices. They also demanded the removal of their Managing Director, Carol ...

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SIC Insurance Board re-constituted; new MD appointed

Mr. Stephen Oduro, newly appointed MD, SIC Insurance

The Board of SIC Insurance has been re-constituted with the Ministry of Finance replacing government’s representation on the Board. The members representing the Government of Ghana through the Ministry of Finance are Dr. Jimmy Heymann, Mrs. Pamela Djamson-Tettey, and Mr. Stephen Oduro. Mr. Michael Addo replaced the Social Security and National Insurance Trust representative who has retired from the company ...

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Royal crown packaging honoured at 2017 Ghana business quality awards


Royal Crown Packaging Limited (RCPL), a local packaging company, has won the Business Quality in Packaging Industry Award at the 5th Ghana Business Quality Awards recently held at the Banquet Hall in Accra. Royal Crown Packaging shrugged off competition to scoop the prestigious award in a night where excellence was awarded. The 2017 Ghana Business Quality Awards, themed “Celebrating 60 ...

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Zoomlion boss nominated for Africa Business Leaders Awards


The annual All Africa Business Leaders Award has nominated Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong, Executive Chairman of the Jospong Group of Companies as a Finalist for “Business Leader of the Year,” West Africa division. The award is set to honour business excellence and leaders who have made a considerable impact on their industry and community. The All Africa Business Leaders Awards ...

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Nana Addo lauds Vodafone, Echo House over Social Media week


His Excellency, President Nana Akuffo Addo has commended the organizers of Social Media Week Accra (SMWiAccra), Echo house and Vodafone Ghana on the ongoing event aimed at igniting the digital agenda in Ghana. Using his twitter handle @NakufoAddo, the President on Thursday tweeted ‘’I commend the organisers of #SMWiAccra for hosting such a successful international event in Accra and boosting ...

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Amidu’s insults high as ‘Afadjato’; but I won’t begrudge him – Ablakwa


Member of Parliament for the North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has said he bears no grudges against a senior member  cum known critic of the National Democracy Congress (NDC), Martin Amidu, despite the former’s recent attacks on him. Describing Mr. Amidu’s apparent abusive words as being as “high as [Mount] Afadjato”, Ablakwa in a recent Facebook post said: “…I shall ...

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Graphic boss Ken Ashigbey resigns

Ken Ashigbey

The Managing Director of state-owned Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL), Kenneth Ashigbey, has resigned from the company. Some sources at the company who confirmed the development to, said Mr. Ashigbey made the revelation in an internal memo to the staff. In the memo, Mr. Ashigbey noted that, he has forwarded his resignation letter to the National Media Commission awaiting ...

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Ghana with 2nd best human resource in Sub Saharan Africa – Report


Ghana has the second highest number of human capital in Sub Saharan Africa, the Global Human Capital Report 2017, has shown. According to the report, Rwanda placed first with Cameroon and Mauritius ranking third and fourth respectively. The report claimed that the aforementioned countries topped the list within the sub-region because they “have developed more than 60 percent of their ...

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