Green Ghana Day: Global Shea Alliance to plant 10 Million shea trees across West Africa
The women made the appeal when they took delivery of 1,000 shea seedlings from the Global Shea Alliance to plant on Friday, June 11, 2021, as part of the maiden edition of the government's 'Green Ghana Day' initiative. Under its Shea Parkland initiative, the Global Shea Alliance is among organizations pushing for the promotion of the economic aspect of the shea trees as an evolving vibrant industry. The Managing Director of Global Shea Alliance, Aaron Adu, announced that the organization is targeting to plant 10 million shea trees within a period of ten years.
Mastercard, UNICAF offer cardholders 75% scholarships for internationally recognized degrees – Citi Business News
Unicaf, the leading online and on-campus learning platform, has entered into a two- year partnership with Mastercard to offer its premium cardholders 75% scholarships for online and on-campus studies at Unicaf's partner universities. A statement issued by Unicaf stated that starting, first quarter of 2021, Mastercard Gold, Platinum, World and World Elite cardholders across 12 countries in Africa, will be able to select from a wide range of high-quality degree programs offered by Unicaf's partners and only pay 25% of the total fees in flexible manageable monthly instalments over the period of the program. Mastercard cardholders an international perspective and valuable insights into European, Asian and American professional practices.
World Bank appoints Senegal's Makhtar Diop as Managing Director of IFC – Citi Business News
World Bank Group President David Malpass has announced the appointment of Makhtar Diop as Managing Director and Executive Vice President to head the International Finance Corporation, an arm of the World Bank Group that advances economic development and improves the lives of people by encouraging growth of the private sector in developing countries. Diop served twice as a World Bank Country Director - for Brazil and for Kenya, Eritrea, and Somalia. He served as the World Bank Director for Finance, Private Sector & Infrastructure in the Latin America and Caribbean region.
WTO Director General outlines plans to rejuvenate global trade – Citi Business News
The newly appointed Director General of the World Trade Organization, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has pledged to among other things, facilitate the lifting of export restrictions among member countries to enable easier movement of goods during this COVID-19 period. Global trade recorded a 5% drop in the third quarter of 2020 compared with the same period last year, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development's new Global Trade Update published in October last year. The newly appointed Director General of the World Trade Organization, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, believes there should be temporal rules that can ease the prohibitions on imports and exports among countries in this COVID-19 era.
WTO Appoints Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as First Female Leader – Citi Business News
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been appointed the new chief of the World Trade Organization. Born in Nigeria, Okonjo-Iweala graduated from Harvard University in 1976 and then earned a PhD from MIT. She then became the first woman to take on the Nigerian finance ministry and the foreign ministry too. Her vision for the WTO. The WTO is at a crossroads after many countries seemed to take a step back from long-standing norms governing international trade.
Ghana-UK finalize negotiations on new interim Trade Partnership Agreement – Citi Business News
Ghana and the UK have successfully completed negotiations on the new interim Trade Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The new agreement will take effect immediately both countries finalize on their internal procedures to accommodate the concessions. As part of the new agreement, Ghana will get duty-free and quota-free access to the UK market while UK exporters to the Ghanaian market get preferential tariff reductions.
Go City Cycle Share & Tour promotes bike-sharing culture in Ghana – Citi Business News
In Ghana, local communities in the Northern and Savannah regions where temperatures have been fast-rising, are already feeling the devastating impact of climate change. While Ghana has a long way to go in its fight against global warming, the founder of Go City Cycle Share & Tour, Mark Boadi is leading the charge with his bike-sharing activities. Mark took his sustainable mobility advocacy a step further by creating a community of people who cared not only about the environment but also interested in immersing themselves in the local culture.
GSS begins training for 2021 Population and Housing Census national trainers – Citi Business News
The final phase of training of National Trainers for the 2021 Population and Housing Census commences today, Thursday 8th April 2021. National Trainers are crucial to the success of the 2021 PHC training strategy which aims for quality standardised training at all levels and in the selected training centres. The National Trainers will train the Regional Trainers who are also responsible for training the approximately 75,000 Field Officers ahead of the data collection for the Census.
Better than Giannis?: Mason Mount's basketball skills prove he could dominate NBA [VIDEO] – Citi Sports Online
A video, showing Mason Mount nail a three-pointer off a between-the-legs dribble has gone viral. Mount was obviously quite pleased with himself with many fans in awe of the 22-year-old's proficiency on the court. New Orleans Pelicans guard and Chelsea superfan, Josh Hart joked that Mount was searching for a 10-day contract, adding that the young England playmaker might even have a better shooting form than him.
Techgulf organises forum on pushing Ghana's digital economy – Citi Business News
In a world where technology seems to be permeating every facet of life, stakeholders in Ghana are intensifying collaborative efforts to push the government's vision of transforming Ghana into a leading digital hub in Africa and beyond. It is for this reason that Techgulf Ghana Limited is organizing a two-day digital forum to engage in dialogues focused on fast-tracking the growth of the country's digital agenda across various sectors of the economy. The Techgulf Digital Forum has brought together resource persons, legislators, and seasoned business executives from Ghana and the United States of America to have discussions on issues related to building business relationships and partnerships in the digital economy.
Businesses charged to embrace digitization to stay relevant – Citi Business News
The inability of businesses to incorporate digitization in their business models will create a void with dire consequences for their survivability post-COVID-19. According to him, in spite of the achievements introduced by government towards building a financially inclusive society through digitisation, businesses need to embrace digital solutions to compete and survive. Speaking at the launch of the 5th edition of the Ghana CEO Summit, Dr. Maxwell Opoku Afari charged businesses to be firm in the pursuit of their ideals and position themselves properly in order to stay relevant.
43-year-old suspect arrested for attempted robbery on Legon-GIMPA road
The Achimota School District Police Command has arrested 43-year-old Richard Bokor for attempted robbery on the GIMPA road in Accra. This arrest brings to four, the number of suspected robbers arrested on the stretch in one week, following several complaints of robbery attacks by users of the road. Public Relations Officer of Accra Regional Police Command, DSP Effia Tenge spoke to the media about the arrest. The Ghana Police Service has advised robbery victims to formally file complaints on their experiences to the nearest police station.
Stakeholders in digital space call for setting up of data centre infrastructure – Citi Business News
Stakeholders in Ghana's digital space are asking for a data centre in Ghana to keep proper records of the country's critical information for current and future use. Until that plan materializes, concerned parties in the digital space are intensifying calls for the data centre to be set up as soon as possible. The Techgulf Digital Forum, which brought together the stakeholders for a conversation, was under the theme, 'Operationalizing Ghana's Digital Transformation Agenda'.
Green Ghana Day initiative won't be a one-off event
Speaking at the event, President Akufo-Addo explained that the forest is one of the most important natural resources of Ghana, as its continuous existence creates jobs, provides incomes for local communities, offers environmental protection, including watershed protection, and climate change regulation. The President, thus, reiterated his determination to restore the lost forest cover of the country, with the attempt to regulate and sanitize the small-scale mining industry being one such initiative to help keep Ghana's forest cover and reserves intact. The President extended his appreciation to the First Lady, Vice President, Second Lady, the Speaker of Parliament, the Chief Justice, the Chief of Staff at the Office of the President, the Asantehene, the Overlord of Dagbon, the Okyenhene, the National Chief Imam, and other prominent citizens of Ghana, who have embraced the initiative, and committed themselves to support the national endeavour, by planting a tree each.
There'll be systematic power outages in May
Ghanaians would have to brace up themselves for more power outages in May 2021. Ghanaians have in the past few months been experiencing intermittent power outages, sparking fears that the country may be returning to the days of unstable power supply popularly known as 'dumsor. The power transmission company also in a statement issued on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, called for calm saying, it has no intention of publishing a power rationing timetable.
Minority demands abrogation of Sputnik V vaccine procurement contract
The Minority in parliament is demanding the immediate abrogation of any contract between Ghana and any entity for the procurement of Sputnik V vaccines. Addressing the press in Parliament, the Juaboso MP said there is no justification for the government to procure the Sputnik V vaccines at such a cost. A Norwegian news tabloid, Verdens Gang, reported that Ghana has made a request to purchase 3.4 million doses of the Sputnik V vaccine through two businessmen who are selling it to Ghana at $19 per dose instead of the $10 per dose on the international market.
Timing for proposed increment in electricity tariffs wrong
The Chief Executive Officer of the Consumer Protection Agency, Kofi Kapito, says any possible increment in electricity tariffs would be ill-timed. The last increment in electricity tariffs was in October 2019. The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission oversaw a 5.94% increment in the tariffs.
Olea M&G Insurance Brokers Ltd unveils new platform, ‘mybestquote.com' – Citi Business News
Ghana's first insurance broker, Olea M&G Insurance Brokers Limited, formerly known as Marine & General Brokers Limited, has officially launched a digital platform where insurance transactions can easily be done. The Managing Director of Olea M&G Insurance Brokers Limited, Stephen Kwarteng Yeboah, at the event explained that the platform was necessary in order to stay relevant in this era of technological advancements. The Deputy Commissioner of Insurance, Michael Kofi Andoh, on his part, urged other insurance companies to emulate the steps of Olea by coming up with creative ways of doing business.
Huawei's Multi-screen collaboration enhances productivity with multiple windows and other cool EMUI 11 features – Citi Business News
Pick up your Huawei smartphone, like the HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro and tap it on the compatible HUAWEI MateBook X. Through NFC and HUAWEI Share, the smartphone display is instantly streamed wirelessly on the laptop screen and whats more, you can open up to 3 apps at the same time all thanks to the new Multi-Screen Collaboration. This is made possible mainly by having Huawei devices connected under its HUAWEI Seamless AI Life ecosystem with the help of HUAWEI ID. But it's more than just having your smartphone display on your laptop, because this opens up doors to a wide range of control and interactive features. HUAWEI MateBook X. With EMUI 11, you get another upgrade, where you can have multiple windows of your smartphone open on the laptop screen to run different apps side-by-side.
Otumfuo partakes in Green Ghana Project [Photos]
Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has planted a tree as part of the Green Ghana Project. The Green Ghana Project is an ambitious exercise by the government to plant five million trees as part of efforts to preserve the environment. This follows the planting of 450,000 trees in the region as part of the Green Ghana project today.