Category Archives: Ghana News
2016 saw a boom of property and real estate development in many African cities with Mauritius capitalizing on property ownership and expanding the countries per capita wealth. These developments are happening on the fast rise and thus, a need for a sustainable strategy for managing the sector in Africa for a prolonged benefit. On August 24th and 25th 2017, API Events (www.APIevents.com) will be holding the 8th annual API Summit & Expo (www.APIsummit.co.za) in Johannesburg. The 2017 API Summit and Expo promises to delve in-depth into each of these topics, and more, with participation from over 35 countries, 600 delegates and 250 companies, providing insights, thought-leadership and solution-focused tools.
Alumni of Australian funded mining course studies in West Africa have met in Accra to share knowledge and understanding of current challenges and opportunities in the region on attracting responsible mining investment and sustainable development. Ghana’s Minister of Lands and Natural Resources was present as a speaker and also Mr Henry Antwi, Head of Mining and Metals at Oman Oil Company, and Dr Kojo Busia Coordinator African Minerals Development Centre. During the minister’s speech, he mentioned that “Investing in West African mining for sustainable regional development.” Mr Andrew Barnes, Australian High Commissioner also mentioned at the forum that, “Australia is pleased to support development of the necessary skills in Ghana through our various scholarship programs and exchanges. Through their studies and experiences in Australia, Australian alumni bring cutting edge knowledge and skills to their jobs in the mining industry to the huge benefit of their countries.” The session focused on areas such as investment promotion, regulatory frameworks and incentives, political risks, social license to operate, local content, and transparency of information.
Upon completion, GE’S Bridge Power Plant will be Africa’s first LPG fired power plant and the world’s largest plant of its kind. 400 megawatt (MW) greenfield project will be Africa’s first liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) fired power plant and world’s largest plant of its kind. The project will produce enough to supply about 17%of Ghana’s energy demand while providing solutions to some of the country’s long-term energy requirements. The system will operate on a fuel-flexible plant which is capable of running on LPG, natural gas and diesel. The first phase will generate 200 MW of power and an additional 200 MW of power will be deployed in stage two of the project.
SWIFT Innotribe which launched in 2009 as an innovation hub to connect people, ideas, and networks, has 10 startups to compete in the 3rd edition of the Startup Challenge for Africa.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has revealed that his government is putting in place measures to ensure that small-scale mining is conducted in a sustainable manner.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is sounding the alarm today after its staff in Niger and Libya documented over the past weekend shocking testimonies of trafficking victims from several African nations, including Nigeria, Ghana and the Gambia
Among the 21 reports presented, four are from West Africa: Cabo Verde, the Gambia, Ghana and Nigeria
Buyers and producers of forest and agricultural commodities, including timber, palm oil and cocoa, will meet with government and civil society representatives from Ghana, Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire and Cameroon this month to discuss how legal compliance can support sustainable commodity markets.
Currently intra-Africa trade stands at a mere 12% compared with about 40% in North America and about 60% in Western Europe
As part of the UBA Tour of Africa, Tony Elumelu – the Group Chairman UBA Plc, and Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, visited Ghana and spoke to hundreds of Ghanaian youths, academics and entrepreneurs at the University of Ghana. His tour is also to strengthen his vision of engineering a robust economic and business relationship across the continent through Africapitalism as a necessary tool for the socio economic development of Africa. During his talk, he highlighted on the importance of preparedness and what makes a successful entrepreneur. “The first is dedication, then vison, focus, ambition, and our ability to do things when we want to do them. We must always remain laser focused and aim to execute to perfection,” Elumelu said.