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Dr Felix Anyah as CEO of Korle-bu – He has a tall order including alleged corruption, nepotism

The appointment of Dr. Felix Anyah as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Korle-bu Teaching Hospital comes at a crucial time in the tertiary institution’s history. Ghana Business News would like to congratulate and wish him well. The Korle-bu Teaching Hospital, one of the legacies of British colonial …

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The illusion of the French elections

The election of the Europeanist Macron, who is a real child of the banking system and of the forces of globalization, to the presidency of France has prevented, on the one hand, the automatic activation of the decomposing procedures of a European Union that is under German control and has …

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Africa and India – sharing the development journey

Africa, like India, is a continent of rich and compelling diversity.  Both continents share a similar landscape, a shared colonial history, and similar economic and demographic challenges.  This helps both India and Africa work especially well with each other. This cooperation is both a mutual privilege and priority. At the …

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Time to say “for every child in Ghana, let’s be fair”

Walk past any school yard with a group of children playing their favourite game, and it won’t be long before you hear the phrase, “It’s not fair! It’s not fair!” As adults, we hardly say this. Not because we see less injustice as we grow up, rather society teaches us …

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Using agriculture and agribusiness to bring about industrialisation in Africa

No region of the world has ever moved to industrialised economy status without a transformation of the agricultural sector. Agriculture, which contributes 16.2 per cent of the GDP of Africa, and gives some form of employment to over 60 per cent of the population, holds the key to accelerated growth, diversification …

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The customer-centred business plan is essential for your enterprise

For a while now we’ve been hearing how important it is to be customer-centred particularly for large corporates. Cliché terms such as “customer is king” and “customer experience is the new brand image” come to mind and other concepts such as how “it costs six times the effort to acquire …

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How brand valuation is missing the so what perspective

I recently read an article that reported on South Africa’s most valued brands for 2016. The country’s top-10 brands were MTN, Vodacom, Sasol, Standard Bank, Woolworths, FNB, Absa, Nedbank, Investec and Mediclinic; with Multichoice bubbling under at number 11. For me what was missing in this article was the so …

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Dark art energy economics drills in $2.4b debt for Ghana

It is estimated that Ghana experienced 159 days of power outages in 2015, as the country’s energy crisis deepened, plunging most of the country in darkness, forcing some businesses to shut down, and by the end of 2016 the country is saddled with a $2.4 billion energy debt with no …

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Africa: A continent of hope

Far too often, the world views Africa through the prism of problems. When I look to Africa, I see a continent of hope, promise and vast potential. I am committed to building on those strengths and establishing a higher platform of cooperation between the United Nations and the leaders and …

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Ghana telecoms companies expect reforms from NCA under new DG

Joseph Anokye

Joseph Anokye With the appointment of Joseph Anokye as new Acting Director-General of the telecoms regulator, National Communications Authority (NCA), some companies say they expect institutional and regulatory reforms, and greater collaboration from the NCA under his leadership. The companies said in separate responses to a questionnaire from Adom News …

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