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Mobile money interoperability starts on May 10

Dep Communications Minister, George Andah

Effective next month, government will begin the implementation of one of its key policies aimed at boosting financial inclusion, which is Mobile Money Interoperability. That affirmation is in line with the Vice Presidents’ assertion that the policy which will allow mobile money users to send and receive money from one network to the other, will be implemented in May. This ...

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Meralco must turnaround ECG – KITE

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The Kumasi Institute of Technology and Environment (KITE), is anticipating positive growth in the power sector with the coming on board of a new consortium under the power compact two agreement. It follows the selection of Meralco Consortium by the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) to manage the Electricity Company of Ghana [ECG]. According to the Executive Director of KITE, Ishmael ...

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Standards Authority to check imports with EasyPass

Prof Alex Dodoo - CEO, Ghana Standards Authority

The Ghana Standards Authority has told Citi Business News it will go ahead with the implementation of its EasyPass program from next month. The GSA, earlier suspended the implementation of its EasyPass program which is aimed at ensuring that some selected products imported into Ghana, meet the required standards to protect public health and safety. The Authority said the suspension ...

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Illegal couriers to persist over vacancy at Regulatory Commission

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Attempts by the Postal and Courier Services Regulatory Commission to clamp down on illegal courier service providers have been temporarily halted as the Commission has been left without an Executive Secretary for about three months now. Citi Business News understands that the former Executive Secretary, Mr. Isaac Annan Riverson who has been at that position since 2015, had his contract ...

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KITE demands prioritised spending of oil revenue

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The Executive Director of Kumasi Institute of Technology and Environment (KITE), Ishmael Edjekumhene has warned, revenue generated from the country’s petroleum sector will have little impact on economic development if government is unable to prioritize key areas to invest such revenue. According to him, research conducted has shown that governments, over the years, have failed to prioritize the use of ...

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Ghana’s debt nears distress levels – World Bank

Ken Ofori-Atta - Finance Minister

Ghana stands a high risk of returning to a debt distress situation if it fails to manage its rising debt levels. That is the caution from the World Bank. According to the Bank, this will also mean the country will find difficulty meeting key government expenditure and impact on investments into the country. These among others are the highlights of ...

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MiDA selects Philippines Electricity Company to manage ECG

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The Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), has selected Meralco Consortium, to manage the Electricity Company of Ghana [ECG], under the power compact Two agreement. Meralco Consortium is led by the Manila Electricity Company from the Philippines. A statement from MiDA copied to Citi Business News said Meralco Consortium is known to have the highest combined technical and financial score, and has ...

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Asamoah Gyan signs new business deal

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Development Capital Partners Limited (DCP) and Gyan Investments are pleased to announce that they have today signed an advisory mandate for DCP to advise Gyan Investments on the development of its investment portfolio including Baby Jet Airlines. Andrew Naylor, CEO of DCP, said, “Asamoah Gyan is a high profile personality both in Ghana and internationally and we are delighted to ...

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Probe auditors of defunct UT, Capital banks—Auditor General

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The Auditor-General, Daniel Yaw Domelevo, has called for the prosecution of all auditors found culpable in the recent collapse of local banks in the country. Stakeholders within the banking sector have been calling for the internal and external auditors of collapsed UT and Capital Banks, as well as, the auditors of struggling uniBank to be held partly responsible for the ...

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BoG to crackdown on MFIs breaking rules

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The Bank of Ghana will soon take regulatory action against Microfinance Finance Institutions (MFIs) and financial houses that are refusing to payback investment of their customers. “Some of these microfinances actually went beyond the rule by investing in other businesses that they were not supposed to. They pick money on short term bases and invest in long term real estate ...

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