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#CitiBizFestival: Real Estate/Housing Forum in pictures

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Ghanaian business, govt leaders applaud Rwanda’s development efforts

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Ghanaian leaders from the public and private sector have applauded Rwanda’s transformation journey following the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The 20 Ghanaian business leaders, investors and government officials were in the country on a five-day business trip last week to learn from Rwanda’s success story, according to Kojo Akoto Boateng, one of the organisers of the trip, dubbed ‘Hello ...

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New govt must follow roadmap to settle VRA debt- GNPC CEO

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The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation(GNPC), Alex Mould has charged the new government to ensure that money owed by the Volta River Authority (VRA) is retrieved as soon as possible. “Government of Ghana has to do what they have to do. They have to ensure that SOE,ECG and the power sector abide by the rules of ...

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An open letter to new Finance Minister: Dr. Joe Amoako-Tuffour writes  

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Dear Honourable Minister: Your job is revered but unenviable. The task ahead of you is daunting because you have inherited a slow moving, indebted and jobless economy. In October 2013, the UK-based Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) described Ghana’s fiscal state as a “mess”. Rating agencies agreed and responded with Ghana’s sovereign credit downgrades. It has since become “messier” even under ...

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