Tag Archives: Ghana Business News

Ghana meets IMF to finalize exit


Government is set to meet the board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) tomorrow to present its decision not to extend the programme. Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta in his mid-year budget review indicated that government’s economic team will meet the board in August. Already, President Akufo-Addo has stated that government will not extend the programme when it ends in December ...

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Fidelity Bank holds first draw of 10x Richer promo


Fidelity Bank has rewarded the first batch of winners in the Fidelity 10x Richer Promo. The winners of the first draw are Pius Adom of Stadium Post Branch, Adam Osman Adom of Suame Branch and Anastasia Larsen of Adentan Branch. The rest are Nii Dalai Quist of Ridge Towers Branch and Patience Amonimaah of Tesano Branch. All these 5 winners ...

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10 things to know about Exim bank CEO Lawrence Agyinsam


President Nana Akufo-Addo appointed Lawrence Agyinsam as the Chief Executive Officer of Ghana’s Exim bank in March 2017. A nine member governing board chaired by astute businessman and entrepreneur, Kwadwo Boateng Genfi was also inaugurated last Tuesday in Accra to help streamline the direction of the bank. The Ghana Exim bank is expected to improve the country’s export competitiveness, to ...

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#CitiBizFestival: Real Estate/Housing Forum in pictures


The final outdoor event of the Citi Business Festival, which is the Real Estate/Housing  Forum, has been held at the Alisa Hotel in Accra. The forum is a thought leadership platform created to discuss key issues within the real estate and housing sector in Ghana. The forum is looking at pertinent issues in the sector such as the future of ...

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Employers’ Association proposes extension of maternity leave by 2 weeks


The Ghana Employers’ Association has proposed an extension of the country’s maternity leave from the current 12 weeks to 14 weeks. The call follows moves from various stake holders to have the leave period extended to enable women undertake exclusive breastfeeding as well as recover before resuming work. Speaking to Citi Business News on the matter, the CEO of the ...

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BoG justifies printing of new GHc 5 bank note


The Bank of Ghana (BOG) is on a nationwide outreach program to educate Ghanaians about the security features on the new commemorative GHc 5 bank note in circulation. The program, dubbed, “Information Security Awareness Program” is spearheaded by the Head of Currency Management Department, Edward Musey. Edward Musey at a media encounter in Tamale, said there was no extra cost ...

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HFC bank wins Most Successful Change Management award


HFC Bank Ghana, a subsidiary of Republic Financial Holdings Limited, was awarded the Most Successful Change Management Program at the HR Star Awards held at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel on March 25, 2017. The event was organized by the Institute of Human Resource Management Practitioners (IHRMP). The award is in recognition of the successful acquisition of HFC Bank ...

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Alan Kyerematen, Spio-Garbrah to speak at ABCDE forum

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For the first time in Ghana there would be a collaboration between government, industry key players, and members of the academia. This is an initiative of the African Business Centre for Developing Education (ABCDE) and is aimed at those in secondary and tertiary institutions. Speaking at this event would be Trade Minister Alan Kyerematen, VC Obiri Danso, former Minister Ekwow ...

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Business Weekly: Week Ending March 17, 2017

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We’re ready to release locked up pension funds – NPRA


The National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA) has disclosed that it should be able to release locked up pension funds in the Temporary Pension Fund Account (TPFA) by June this year should the Administrators of the Public sector funds complete the processes of validation. According to the NPRA, the reconciliation of employee data must be completed before the money could be ...

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