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Category Archives: Ghana News
A number of active citizens from all parts of Ghana gather to discuss whether the country should place a complete ban on plastic bags.
Ghana’s Tema Oil Refinery which is a major crude oil refinery in the country has announced that it will be increasing its everyday production capacity from its reported initial capacity of 45,000 barrels of crude oil to a daily production capacity of 65,000 barrels. This announcement follows a recent expansion of processing units at the oil refinery which has been tested successfully to give assurance of the capacity of the Crude Distillation Unit to produce the anticipated 65,000 barrels per day. Accordingly, this increased capacity will mean enhanced operations for the Tema Oil Refinery in the production of fuels and its related products.
For some months now, consumer feedback on imported rice on the Ghanaian market have been very poor. Both traders and consumers have not been satisfied with the quality of rice imports in the country. Consumers claim some of the imported rice are made out of plastics – which pose a threat to consumer health. Due to this disturbance among consumers, Ghana’s Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has come out to publicly assure consumers that there are no such rice products on the market that are made out of plastics as assumed by some consumers.
A number of West African countries have been sourcing fuel from Europe and reports (beginning earlier and mid this year) indicates that these European fuels do not meet the expected emission standards. In Ghana, the issue had risen in public discussions when first discovered and some environmental and health activists had used social media to publicize the issue to raise awareness for better fuel importation into the country.
Since the last election in 2012 which led to a misunderstanding between the opposition party and ruling party (resulting to the opposition party taking the issue to court), there is been a higher expectation for this year’s election. Earlier this year, citizens have been anticipating for this day. It’s past midday and citizens are queuing to vote. Prior to this day, there is been several peace campaigns in the country which makes foreigners and tourists uncomfortable as continuous highlight on peace makes others think of the potential of a war happening.
Ghana should also look at how investments in roads, power and telecoms – in partnership with the private sector – might drive growth by lifting productivity; it could also be a way to create opportunities for small businesses through procurement
In modern times, African culture is being displayed in many material forms and to that, we are gradually expanding our reach on the global market. In recent decades, it is of no surprise to see folks in Europe or the United States wearing clothing manufactured from African print materials or clothing with African symbols inscribed in it. The use of beads as chains, bracelets, etc is no longer a thing of Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, or any of the sub Saharan countries but could be found in many parts of the world.
Margaret Owusu grew up in the rural areas around the city of Tema, approx. 25 km from Accra, with hardworking parents and a strong passion for education. Today, her research is improving the lives of the rural population in Ghana.
A two-day seminar to sensitize African traditional leaders on the risks and opportunities of large-scale land based investments (LSLBIs) kicked off Wednesday in Accra, Ghana, with more than 50 traditional authorities and community leaders from across Africa.
Johannesburg – November 2016
This week, the continent’s foremost property investment experts will meet in Accra for the annual West Africa Property Investment Summit. Taking place from the 16-17 November at the Kempinski Hotel, speakers from all over the globe will meet in Ghana’s capital, to discuss the challenges, opportunities and the future of real estate in the region. Despite very often receiving less coverage than its powerhouse cousin Nigeria, the summit’s host nation has emerged as a powerful real estate investment destination, and a favourable endorsement from the World Bank as West Africa’s “best place to do business.”
Figures released at the SWIFT Business Forum West Africa show that the region has outperformed the total growth of SWIFT globally
Poor sanitation and river body pollution are the most threatening environmental problems in the Ghanaian society, a new study has found.
“There is a way to do business in every part of the world. Western way of business as an SME is more of working under comfortable conditions – air conditioned office, easy certification, etc. But in Ghana and Africa, the entire system is difficult to work in. It is not easy here, you have to make money the hard way. There are not many sources of funding in Africa and entrepreneurs here are always competing for a fair share of the resources available,” said Bob Turner during his visit to Challenges Worldwide in Ghana. Mr. Turner, believes that SMEs in Africa are the future of building Africa’s economy and as such, much attention must be given to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in respective countries in the continent.
In every corner of the globe there are passionate people who solve the world’s toughest problems thanks to entrepreneurial solutions. We call these people social entrepreneurs. Their ventures create jobs, alleviate poverty and make the world a better place.
Agriculture is the backbone of the African economy and in recent times, more youth in Africa are using innovations to boost the agricultural supply chain in Africa, although there are existing challenges facing many young farmers across the continenet. Recently, one the common and famous plantations you find across West Africa is Palm. The palm tree serves several purposes and its farming and trading, has grown rapidly in other parts of the world including Malaysia. In Ghana, the palm tree farming and trading is being practiced by many farmers on a small scale and few on large scale.
They say I am “Red-crop “some: the “Green crop”, others: the “numerous rooted crop”. All been said, it is factual that I do produce “red oil”,have a lot more green leaves than other crops and I am amongst the strongest rooted crops in the World (resistant to storms and droughts) and remains the main source of “red fruits” from which most of the World’s vegetable oils are derived. I am been used as a symbol of wealth by some cultures and tribes of the World. Now it is a pleasure to announce my presence hereas OIL PALM.