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President woos more American investment into Ghana, Africa

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has called on American investors to take part in the extraordinary opportunities that exist in Ghana and on the African Continent.  “There is a lot of opportunity for American capital, technology and enterprise in Ghana, and, indeed, in Africa, and we welcome companies from all …

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Ghana Stock Exchange makes an impressive performance in 2017

The stock exchange recorded a much higher trading activity in 2017 than in 2016 in both the equity and fixed income market, the Managing Director of the Ghana Stock Exchange Mr Kofi Yamoah said on Tuesday.  The significant gain on the GSE Composite index, which recorded 52.73 per cent in …

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US Embassy says it has spent over $2.3m in Special Self-Help grants in Ghana

The US Embassy in Ghana has spent more than $2.3 million in Special Self-Help grants to support development at the grassroots level over last three decades. Established in 1964, the Ambassador’s Self-Help Programme draws on the philosophy that small assistance to a community that is motivated to help its self …

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Minerals Commission embarks on vision to attract mining investments 

The Minerals Commission says it will adopt a three-prong objective to fulfil its vision of making the mining sector attractive for investment and for job creation. Briefing the media on the Commission’s vision on Tuesday, Mr Samson Boafo, Board Chairman said the first goal would be to provide the necessary …

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US officials in Ghana to assess impacts of private investments  

Two high profile executives of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) ,  the United States  agency that helps businesses invest in developing markets around the world, are in Accra to see the impact of its projects, as part of a three-country trip to West Africa. They are Mr David Bohigian, …

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Ghana Stock Exchange takes action against non-performing companies

The Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) on Wednesday said it was taking actions against some non-performing listed companies in line with its listing rules for poor financial performance and inability to hold annual general meetings. In a statement the GSE said the move was to protect investors and to ensure an orderly market. …

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Complement free SHS with more investment in infrastructure – Report

A report launched by the African Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) on Tuesday urged government to complement the free Senior High School Policy with more investment in infrastructure at the second-cycle level. The report noted that, while the free SHS policy comes with equality of opportunity for qualified persons to …

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GIPC pledges support for businesses willing to invest in Ghana

The Ghana Investment Promotion Authority (GIPC) has pledged its continuous support to businesses willing to invest in Ghana. Mr Edward Benjamin Ashong-Lartey, Director Investor Services GIPC, said the Centre would provide the necessary support to companies that invest as the country expanded its economy. He was speaking at the opening …

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PPP projects have potential to attract $15b into Ghana – Minister

Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, the Minister of Finance, has called for Public Private Partnership (PPP) in development projects as Ghana would need approximately $10 million annually to develop the infrastructure sector. He said this had led government to adopt alternative sources of funding, especially the PPP, to fast-track the process. Mr …

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GIPC to transform into economic development agency

The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) would be in the long-term transformed into an economic development agency to create its operational efficiency, Mr Yofi Grant, its Chief Executive Officer, has said. “We want to become more than an investment promotion agency and in developing the economy we need to have …

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