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  • Obama’s FTF targets cereal farmers in northern Ghana for agric technology transfer

    November 23, 2013 5:38 PM 23

    Page last updated at Friday, November 22, 2013 15:15 PM // Feed the Future (FTF), a flagship programme of US President Barack Obama, has launched the Agriculture Technology Transfer (ATT) project in northern Ghana for farmers. Inaugurated November 21, 2013, the project aims to reach over 100,000 maize, rice, and soya farmers in northern Ghana through

  • In just four days, Nairobi will be the East African capital of the food processing and packaging industry

    November 23, 2013 4:15 PM 24

    NAIROBI, Kenya, November 22, 2013/ – In just four days, Nairobi will be the East African capital of the food processing and packaging industry. From the 26th to 28th of November the KICC will be the venue for the first Food Processing & Packaging Exposyum – FPPE 2013 http://www.fppe-ke.com). The Exposyum is aimed at visitors from the food producing and processing

  • IFC to curb Africa’s utility losses with new programme

    November 22, 2013 8:21 PM 22

    Page last updated at Friday, November 22, 2013 15:15 PM // The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has rolled out a new advisory programme to curb losses incurred by utility companies in Africa. Offered by the IFC Sustainable Business Advisory team, the programme will help utility companies in Africa to optimize operations and reduce losses

  • Bede Ziedeng slams Ghanaian media rLG, Zoomlion

    November 22, 2013 5:30 PM 12

    Page last updated at Friday, November 22, 2013 15:15 PM // Mr Bede Ziedeng, Northern Regional Minister has descended heavily on the Ghanaian media, accusing them of being interested in baseless cynicisms that could damage the reputation of successful indigenous entrepreneurs. He mentioned Zoomlion and RLG, both indigenous successful Ghanaian businesses

  • Renewable energy can meet 10% of power demand without govt subsidies: SEAS

    November 22, 2013 4:37 PM 16

    Renewable energy sources can generate up to 10 per cent of Singapore's power demand by 2020. According to a white paper released by SEAS, this can be achieved without government subsidies but requires an estimated S$4 billion investment from the private sector over the next 12 years. SINGAPORE: Renewable energy sources can generate up to 10 per cent of Singapore's

  • Ghana subscribers suffer massive MTN airtime credit loss

    November 22, 2013 3:30 PM 22

    Page last updated at Friday, November 22, 2013 15:15 PM // Ghanaian subscribers of mobile operator MTN have suffered massive credit loss over the past two days. According to some subscribers who vent their anger on social media websites especially on Facebook, reloaded airtime credit is lost immediately it is loaded to their mobile phones. MTN has admitted

  • Ghana holds training workshop to address cybercrime

    November 22, 2013 1:00 PM 56

    Ghana is holding a training workshop on e-crime and countermeasures in the country’s capital Accra, as part of the government’s efforts to address the increase in cyber crimes across the nation. The workshop, which finished today (Friday), seeks to educate participants on appreciating challenges posed by cybercrime to businesses as well as help them acquire

  • VAT increase unwarranted – IEA

    November 22, 2013 9:19 AM 20

    Page last updated at Friday, November 22, 2013 9:09 AM // The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has described the current Value Added Tax (VAT) increase as unwarranted as it would further burden taxpayers and reduce competitiveness of Ghanaian businesses. The Government has increased the VAT rate by 2.5 per cent, bringing it to 17.5 percent. Dr John Kwakye

  • A look at the mines funding warlords in the DRC

    November 21, 2013 10:22 PM 26

    The eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has long been recognized as a major source of conflict minerals. Although the DRC's natural wealth is an important source of income, it also presents a classic example of a resource curse. Militia groups control the country's mines, fuelling conflicts with profits derived from mineral sales

  • Jubilee partners say won’t flare gas at TEN

    November 21, 2013 8:17 AM 20

    Page last updated at Thursday, November 21, 2013 8:08 AM // Tullow Ghana Limited and its partners will strictly observe their “No gas flaring” policy at the proposed Tweneboa, Enyenra and Ntomme wells, Mr Gayheart Mensah, Communication Director of the project which is also known as TEN Project, said on Wednesday. He was speaking at a public hearing on the Environmental