June 2016 – Newsletter

Prez predicts stable economy next year

President John Dramani Mahama ha expressed optimism that whoever becomes President after this year’s elections will inherit a stabilised economy.

“The good sign is that come January 7, whether I hand over to myself or to somebody, the person will inherit a stabilised economy,” he said.

Speaking at a breakfast meeting with religious leaders in Wa yesterday as part of his “Accounting to the People” tour of the Upper West Region,  the President explained that the anticipated doom and gloom about the economy during election years as a result of overspending of  the budget had stopped this year due to the government’s prudent spending.

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MTN to invest more in technology

The country’s telecoms market leader, MTN, has pledged to continue its investment in new technology to enable its customers to be abreast of modern times.

“Our investments into new technology will continue because as market leaders, we ought to be abreast of the times and ensure that we give our customers what others in other parts of the developed world also enjoy”, the Chief Executive Officer of the company, Mr Ebenezer Asante, said.

The CEO of MTN expressed the commitment shortly after the official commercial launch of the company’s Fourth Generation Long Term Evolution (4G LTE) service throughout the country.

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Leading entrepreneurs in South Africa host West African businesswomen

Emerging female business owners experienced a week of instructive and inspiring life and business lessons, when business advisory and consulting firm Alldens Lane, led an exclusive group of Ghanaian and Nigerian businesswomen to Johannesburg, South Africa.

There, they had an opportunity to interact one-on-one with and learn from some of the top entrepreneurs in the country.

The entrepreneurs included Wendy Luhabe, an internationally acclaimed social entrepreneur and author; Jenna Clifford, world-renowned jewellery designer; Lynette Ntuli, Founding Director and CEO of Innate Investment Solutions and Vusi Khanyile of Thebe Investments.

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Fuel prices projected to drop during first July pricing window

A two-day oil and shipping conference has been launched in Accra to deliberate on the Petroleum Industry in Africa and pertinent international shipping and bunkering issues.

The programme is organized by PETROSPORT with sponsorship from seven major oil giants including Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL).

The session will highlight particularly Ghana’s petroleum sector in the context of the global oil and shipping industry as well as bunker fuel quality and fuel management challenges for the future in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The chief Executive of the National Petroleum Authority Moses Asaga who read a speech on behalf of the Minister of Petroleum underscored the maturity and resilience of Ghana’s petroleum sector after deregulation. This, he said, has ensured sanity in the sector.

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Wines of South Africa to hold 2nd Grand Wine Tasting Event in Accra

WOSA, Wines of South Africa invites you ALL distinguished members of the GHANA SOUTH AFRICA BUSINESS CHAMBER (GSABC) to the 2nd Grand Wine Tasting Event to be held in Accra, Ghana, 2016.

Date: Saturday 16 July, 2016

Time: 19:00 – 22h00

Venue: Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra, Ghana.

All interested members who wish to have a face to face business meeting with the Wine Producers during the event should kindly RSVP Tel: 0553 271 032 Email: wosagh@gmail.com

Please NOTE: Time for B2B Meeting is 15:00 HRS GMT @ Movenpick Hotel Meeting Room 4.

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