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A shipment of chicken layers from Hungary arrived in Ghana via an anticipated long term partnership that has begun between Ghana and Hungary. Since the existence of the Hungarian embassy in Ghana following its operations last year, this is noted to be the largest and admirable transaction between the two nations. The first shipment was 22,000 day-old parent stock chickens to local poultry farmers. The Ambassador of Hungary to Ghana highlighted that there are a whopping expectation of supporting local agriculture with about 6 million chicken layers each year from notable Hungarian agricultural companies. The ambassador also identifies this development as one that will open new doors for greater partnerships and support for agricultural developments in Ghana.
Political instability might have impacted the hospitality and tourism sector in Ethiopia but the diplomatic country of Africa stands resilient to the challenges set before her. Ghana’s Accra, being listed as one of the most expensive cities in Africa, is attracting more visitors than anticipated. Real estate development is booming while the city flourish as a vacation and business hub for many travelers. The 7th edition of the PwC Hotels Outlook: 2017 – 2021 report establish Ethiopia and Ghana as countries with a brighter outlook in the hotel industry – both countries are increasingly growing in the number of international hotel brands.
Pietro Calicchio, Hospitality & Gaming Industry leader for PwC Southern Africa (www.PwC.co.za) says: “The growth potential of Africa is high mainly because of the rapid economic growth in some economies, a growing middle class and an increase in visits from foreign visitors.
As an environmental activist, I have come to appreciate that nature gives us everything. Our basis of life is dependent on nature and thus, it’s important that we see nature as our source of life rather than a resource for mere exploitation. It is this second line of thinking, which I believe has the people of Ghana troubled as the country’s vice president enters into an agreement to acquire $15 billion from China. The weariness of the citizens is very strong as the country strives to stop illegal small-scale mining which was largely driven by Chinese immigrants in Ghana.
Ghana hosted the 2nd edition of the African Clean Up Conference through the Green Africa Youth Organization. The event was held at Hans Cottage Botel in Cape Coast, Ghana during the weekend. This was to match up with the action the desires of the convener of the conference, African Clean Up Initiative, a non-governmental organization in Nigeria and also the convener of the Clean Up Nigeria Project for Africans to begin to take responsibility in solving their environmental challenges in both indigenous and creative ways.
ASKY, a pan African airline formed by key players in Africa such as Bank for Investment and Development (EBID), the West African Development Bank (BOAD) and the ECOBANK Group, as part of its mission to connect West Africa and central Africa more easily with the focus of making business and leisure travel easily as well as reducing the flying time for travelling between the two regions of Africa, has inaugurate daily flights in Accra, Lagos and Abuja which started on July 3, 2017.
The Federal Republic of Switzerland has earmarked an amount of $80 million to support the enhanced competitiveness of Ghanaian enterprises in the global market space, as well as help in government’s efforts at diversifying the Ghanaian economy.
Trade between Switzerland and Ghana was worth CHF 2.38 billion in 2016, a significant increase over the previous year
South Africa Airline has awarded SATGURU Travel and Tour with a platinum award to recognize them as the number one agent while STELLAR Travel Limited also received a platinum award as the number two agent for the airline. “We are confident that with your excellent partnership and support, SAA’s impressive route network, enhanced in-flight experience and customer focused service delivery, you will put us ahead of competition by choosing SAA for best connectivity of flights across southern Africa and beyond,” the South African Airline Country Manager in Ghana, Ms. Gloria Yirenkyi, said.
The trade of contaminated oil by Ghana’s Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Limited (BOST) has gone through several proceedings by the general public and formal investigation units in Ghana to help clarify and deduce any illegal or crime associated with the sale of 5 million litres of contaminated fuel to Movenpiina Company Limited. The state’s Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), after investigation, has cleared the case and concluded that there was no offense in the trade. Despite this announcement, the minority in parliament has described the decision as a seed of corruption on the path of the BNI.
According to the BNI, A lab test of the contaminated fuel from the Tema Oil Refinery indicated that out of the options available, selling the product for industrial purposes such as asphalt processing, texture and cement manufacturing was the best. This option was recommended to the MD because TOR is not refining currently and the laboratory result clearly stated that treating it would not give the required quality of AGO (Diesel).
An advocacy group has also released a paper as a response to the BNI in a quest to seek a more just response on the BOST contaminated fuel trade and also calling on the current government to act on the issue.
The study details how official and unofficial fees and charges associated with trade impact Ghana’s trade volume, government revenues, and private sector viability
The new government of Ghana is aiming to turn the tables around for agricultural development in the country. This includes the new project ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ which seeks to support farmers with some basic necessities including fertilizers. In view, regional Government heads and international industry leaders to gather in Accra to discuss opportunities for West African fertilizer and agribusiness trade. The event which is organized by CRU Events and the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP – an organization committed to providing services to the public private sectors on sustainable development programs and policies focused on market-driven business solutions in the agriculture inputs and agribusiness value chain) is scheduled for 10-12 July at the Movenpick Hotel in Accra.
Ghana will be witnessing the development an industrial business center officially unveiled as The WestPark which will be a center for industries to manufacture products locally and also engage in business comfortably to aid in the development of West Africa’s growing market. The WestPark was officially announced during the G20 Africa Partnership Conference in Berlin by the developers, BlackIvy – company that build and grows logistics and infrastructure solutions for emerging economies and businesses that serve the needs of the growing middle class. The project is estimated to cover an area of 405 acres and situated in Takoradi, along with the coast of Ghana. Germany’s Robert Bosch GmbH and Kärcher GmbH & Co. KG, America’s sports apparel manufacturer DTRT Apparel Ltd. and Ghana’s Quantum Group are strategic partners of the WestPark project. The partners are positive that this project will increase employment opportunities and ease trade growth within the West African region.
ENGIE (www.ENGIE-Africa.com) and eleQtra (www.eleQtra.com), a developer of power and transportation projects in sub-Saharan Africa, signed a Joint Development Agreement that defines the terms and the schedule for the development and construction of the 50 MW Ada Wind power project in the Greater Accra Region in Ghana. The project is expected to require an investment of approximately $120 million and to start operations early 2019. ENGIE will enter as a 40% partner in the project.