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Women most likely to be affected by violence in the workplace, but we are all victims

The worldwide #MeToo movement has revealed that sexual harassment and assault are part of most women’s professional lives. However, this focus that comes from Hollywood should not make us overlook the other forms of violence women suffer in the world of work, especially in Africa. Sexual assault, insults, humiliation, discrimination, …

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Visa announces mobile payment in Ghana

Digital payments company, Visa, says it has launched a mobile payment service in Ghana. In a press release copied to ghanabusinessnews.com Friday November 23, 2018, Visa announced the new product in partnership with four Ghanaian banks. According to the release the banks have either enabled Visa on mobile on their …

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Ghana to access $649m of Sinohydro transaction – Minister

Ghana can now access $649 million as the first tranche of the two billion dollar Sinohydro Infrastructure for Bauxite Transaction from China. Mr Oppong Nkrumah, the Minister of Information, who announced this, said Ghana had between now and 2020 to access the two billion dollar facility to propel the nation’s …

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UNESCO report praises Ghana for including refugee children in education system, but…

A new UNESCO report that looks into how countries are including migrants and refugees in their education systems praises Ghana for giving unrestricted access to all children regardless of documentation, noting the fact that some schools in Ghana take steps to welcome migrants, but indicates that in practice, there is …

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External debt of Low and Middle Income countries rises to $7.1 trillion – World Bank

Low and Middle Income countries are racking up debt, which according to the World Bank has tripled. The Bank’s International Debt Statistics 2019 published last week shows that borrowing by low and middle-income economies from external official and private creditors surged to $607 billion in 2017 from $181 billion the …

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Ghana-Burkina Railway Interconnectivity Project – 12 companies shortlisted

Twelve firms out of 16 have been shortlisted for meeting the minimum evaluation criteria to construct the Ghana-Burkina Faso Railway Interconnectivity Project. The Transaction Advisors for the Project and the Joint Committee of Experts from the two countries are to work collectively to select the winner by the first quarter …

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Over 90% of banking fraud from employees – BoG

Dr Joe France, the Director of Financial Stability, Bank of Ghana has said that over 90 per cent of fraud related cases in the banking sector is associated with the employees. According to him, their investigations showed that some of the banking staff masterminded most of these frauds and urged …

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Minister says Ghana e-waste plant to create 20,000 jobs, but silent on health and environmental issues

Ghana is being overwhelmed in chemicals contained in electronics waste, commonly known as e-waste. Despite donor interest and support to address the potentially explosive – environmental and public health risks, government after government has played politics with the problem. When the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta presented the 2019 budget …

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Free SHS has increased government’s expenditure as GH¢73b spent – Finance Minister

Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, the Minister of Finance has said that, government’s priority programmes, including the flagship Free Senior High School (SHS) policy has caused an annual growth in expenditure to 38.8 per cent. “The annual growth of 38.8 per cent reflects a full provision made to cater for the Government’s …

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