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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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John Mahama becomes first one-term president since 1992

Ghana adopted the Fourth Republican Constitution in 1992 in pursuance of multi-party democracy after long and torturous years of military rule, and this is the first time a president elected under the system has been voted out after the first four-year term in office. The first president under the Republic, …

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Four reasons why 2016 elections is historic

Several hours after polls have closed in what is indeed a historic election since Ghana settled for democratic practices in 1992, the Electoral Commission (EC) hasn’t released enough certified results to give a real feel of the trend of the results. But when all is settled and the winner is …

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