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Access Bank Ghana appoints new Managing Director

Access Bank (Ghana) Plc. announces the appointment of Mr. Olumide Olatunji as its new Managing Director

Access Bank (Ghana) Plc. announces the appointment of Mr. Olumide Olatunji as its new Managing Director, effective December 5, 2018. He replaces Mr. Ifeanyi Njoku who has now taken up a new role within the Access Bank Group to support the Bank’s expansion drive in line with its new 5-year strategic growth plan. His appointment follows the successful nomination and ...

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ADB is not delisting from stock market – Kofi Yamoah

Kofi Yamoah - MD, Ghana Stock Exchange

The managers of the Ghana Stock Exchange have dismissed claims that ADB is planning to delist from the stock exchange. There have been reports that the new majority shareholders of ADB had taken the decision. But the Managing Director of the stock exchange, Kofi Yamoah insists that is not the case. “I have been privy to conversations on this subject ...

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Business of Christmas: Secondhand cloth dealers lament low sale

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With few days to the Christmas,  dealers in secondhand children clothing are complaining of low sales. A visit to the Makola and Kantamanto markets in the central business district of Accra, revealed that the sale of both brand new and secondhand clothing for children is yet to see some boost. At the Makola market, several shops displayed brand new clothing ...

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EOCO retrieves GHC51m for GRA

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The Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) says it has recovered over GHC 51 million for the Ghana Revenue Authority(GRA), from corrupt individuals and businesses in 2018. Speaking at a Multi-Stakeholder Business Integrity Breakfast meeting in connection with the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Week, the Executive Director of EOCO, K. K Amoah stated that, with the help of the private sector, ...

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Restriction of medicine imports: Local producers demand enforcement

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Local pharmaceutical companies have made fresh appeals for the government to enforce the policy on restricted imports of some medicines which are produced locally. They complain that some people are sidestepping the policy which is affecting their business. The restriction on the importation of medicines produced locally, was introduced in 2017. The policy covers 49 medicines. These include; paracetamol syrup ...

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First National Bank to rely on parent company to meet capital requirement

CEO of First National Bank Ghana, Mr. Richard Hudson

First National Bank Ghana, has announced that its parent company FirstRand Limited in South Africa will help the bank meet the new minimum capital requirement of Four Hundred Million Cedis. A statement from the bank copied to Citi Business News said, “First National Bank is committed to serving the needs of our customers in Ghana” said Richard Hudson, CEO of ...

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IMF boss Christine Lagarde visits Ghana on December 16

IMF Managing Director - Christine Lagarde

The Head of the IMF, Christine Lagarde is scheduled to visit Ghana ahead of the country’s completion of the program with the Fund. Miss Largarde’s trip to Ghana is scheduled for December 16 to 18, 2018. Deputy Information Minister, Pius Hadzide disclosed this at a media briefing on Wednesday [December 12, 2018]. According to him, the IMF boss’ visit ‘marks ...

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ADB seeks shareholders’ approval to raise GH¢380m for recapitalisation

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ADB has announced that it will embark on a renounceable right to issue to raise 383 million cedis to help it meet the minimum capital requirement. This decision is however subject to shareholders’ approval at the bank’s Annual General Meeting. The AGM is scheduled for Thursday, December 20, 2018. According to ADB, it is also to seek shareholders approval to ...

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Parliament approves about GHS500m for Energy Ministry

Minister Energy, John Peter Amewu

Parliament has approved about 500 million cedis for the Ministry of Energy to spend in the 2019 fiscal year. The amount is expected to be used to enhance activities in the Power sub sector and the Petroleum Sub-sector. Speaking on the floor of parliament, the Chairman of the Committee of Mines and Energy, Emmanuel Akwasi-Gyamfi was hopeful the budget will ...

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DVLA to inspect TIN from January 2nd 2019

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With just about 2 weeks to the end of the year, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) has emphasized that it will insist on Tax Identification Numbers (TIN) before vehicles are registered in 2019.   The DVLA in a statement it issued two weeks ago, stated that effective January 2, 2019, a Tax Identification Number (TIN) would be required for ...

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