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New mortgage law to push interest rates below 20%–Atta Akyea

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Government has announced a new mortgage regime which will enable more people take up mortgage facilities with interest rate below 20 percent. According to Works and Housing Minister, Samuel Atta-Akyea government is currently drafting a Legislative Instrument to allow it use part of the pensions fund to support banks in the sale of affordable housing units to Ghanaians. The country ...

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GGBL appoints new HR Director

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Ghana’s leading total beverage company Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL) has appointed a seasoned human resource expert and author, Hazel Berrard Amuah PhD to lead the company’s people agenda. She has about 20 years of HR experience gained from her exploits in West and Central Africa, working with some of the world’s biggest multinational brands. Dr. Hazel has worked in ...

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GNCCI warns gov’t over companies folding up

Nana Dr. Appiagyei Dankawoso I, President GNCCI

The Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GNCCI) has reiterated calls for government to solve the numerous challenges facing business associations in the country. The GNCCI has described the current business environment as tough, expressing fears that companies may soon shut down if government fails to address issues such as high interest rates on loans. In addition, the GNCCI ...

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GREDA launches 30th anniversary celebration

Executive Secretary of GREDA - Sammy Amegayibor

The Ghana Real Estate Developers Association has launched its 30th anniversary in Accra to take stock of its contribution the development of housing in the country. It will be on the theme: ‘30 Years of Housing the People: Celebrating the Successes & and Forging Closer Relationships to Chart a New Path for Sustainable Housing Delivery.” In a press statement copied ...

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Mining companies refusing to pay dividend to gov’t–report

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A report by the Ghana Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, GHEITI on the mining sector shows that mining companies in the country refused to pay dividend to government in 2016. According to the Minerals and Mining Laws, every mining lease holder in the country is expected to pay 10 percent of its profit to government which must be collected by the ...

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Orca Deco launches 15th anniversary

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Ghana’s leading retail home deco company, Orca Deco, has launched its 15th anniversary celebration with special discounts of up to 15% on all products. Until 10 November 2018, customers who purchase any product at Orca Deco Spintex, Accra or at Asokwa, Kumasi will have the opportunity to spin a wheel and win a discount on all items as part of ...

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Employers Association bemoans increasing cost of doing business


The National Employers Association of Ghana is asking government to immediately address what it says is the numerous economic challenges affecting businesses in the country. According to the association, the current environment within which they have to operate is tough, rendering their businesses unprofitable. The employers complain that although government is embarking on some reforms to ease the business environment, ...

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Lack of personnel hampering our work–Minerals Commission

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The Minerals Commission is seeking clearance from the Finance Ministry to employ new workers to expand its operations. According to the Commission, about 50 percent of its skilled workers heading various divisions and departments are due for retirement— failure to get replacement will have negative impact on its operations. The Chief Executive of the Commission, Kwaku Addae Antwi-Boasiako made this ...

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Joel Nettey voted President-Elect of IAA

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The International Advertising Association (IAA) has elected Ghana’s Joel Edmund Nettey as Senior Vice-President of the IAA for the 2018-2020 period. Joel as Senior Vice-President is by IAA structure, is thus the President-Elect, and will assume the office of the Chairman and World President of the IAA for the 2020 – 2022 period. Joel Nettey is the Immediate Past President ...

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Mcdan Group CEO wins CIMG Man of Year


The Chief Executive of Mcdan Group, Daniel Mckorley and Managing Director of  Internet Solutions, Yvette Atekpe  have been named  Marketing Man of the year and Marketing Woman of the  year, respectively by the Chartered Institute of Marketing, CIMG awards. They were named at an even organized by the CIMG over the weekend. Mr. David Afflu of PZ Cussons and John ...

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