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Digital pensions market needs to be more attractive – Fintechs to Regulator

Mr. Romeo Bugyei, CEO IT Consortium

Financial technology firms (fintechs) are best positioned to bridge the gap that would make pensions available to the informal sector. However delivery cost has been a major impediment to undertaken such initiative. In 2018, Ghana’s mobile market comprised about 34.57 million subscribers translating to a penetration rate of 119 percent. In this light, Fintechs in Ghana have called on regulatory bodies ...

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Bank Of Ghana To Introduce Upgraded Ghana Cedi Notes

The Bank of Ghana will issue upgraded and security-enhanced banknotes into circulation on May 6, 2019. According to a statement issued by the BOG on Monday, April 8, the banknotes will have enhanced security features in line with evolving changes in the technological landscape. The upgraded banknotes will also come with improved durability and machine readability. The new enhanced security features ...

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Issuance Of Construction And Building Permit In Accra Made Digital

Hajia Alima Mahama

Government has taken a giant step towards automating the issuance of construction and building permit to reduce time and cost of doing business. The move, which would be implemented using a web-based application software, seeks to reduce corruption, facilitate ease of doing business, ensure proper control on construction and planning. For the start, the application software funded by the Department ...

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Formal Sector Employs Only Two Percent Of Ghanaian Labour Annually – NEIP

Mr Franklin Owusu Karikari

Only two percent of the 250, 000 of Ghanaians who enter the Ghanaian labour market annually, are absorbed in the formal sector, Mr Franklin Owusu Karikari, the Director for Business Support of the National Entrepreneurship Innovative Plan (NEIP) has said. He said the remaining 98 percent relied on the informal sector for jobs, saying, last year alone, the country produced ...

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Expand Legal Education To Guarantee Rights Protection – Mustapha Hamid

Minister for Inner-cities and Zongo development

Dr Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, Minister for Inner- City and Zongo Development has stressed the need for the expansion of legal education to bridge the lawyer-citizen ratio in the country. This will ensure the availability, efficiency and accessibility of legal services to all regardless of one’s social, political or economic circumstances. Ghana has an estimated population of over 30 million with Lawyer ...

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Minister urges social protection agencies to step up their roles

Mrs Cynthia Morrison, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection

Madam Cynthia Morrison, Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) has urged the social protection agencies and departments to step up their roles to reduce cases of violence and abuse against women and children. She said people having confidence in the various departments and agencies were critical to the cause of social justice and mentioned the Domestic Violence and ...

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Disability issues afterthought in Ghana – GFD

Members of the Ghana Federation of Disability Organisations have said issues concerning the group are considered an afterthought and not prioritised.The federation said the needs of persons with disability in the country are not considered at the planning and decision-making stages until “somebody comes to remind us that there are other groups called persons with disabilities.”According to the Director of ...

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I can’t sack ‘goro boys’ from my office; they’re human beings – Registrar General

Mrs Jemima Oware

The Registrar-General Jemima Oware has stated that she cannot stop middlemen popularly referred to as ‘Goro boys’ from operating at the Registrar Generals Department. Although these activities are largely illegal, the Registrar-General said these middlemen are also human beings who are working to make ends meet. ‘Goro boys’ are middlemen who extort money from clients to offer them supposed speedy ...

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Let’s not allow religious extremism to destroy our peace — Dr Abu Sakara

Dr. Abu Sakara

Dr Abu Sakara Forster, a former presidential candidate of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), has called on the youth to stay united in spite of our religious and sectorial differences. He said Ghana was fortunate to be enjoying peace and stability today and we could not afford to destroy it. Dr Abu Sakara said we needed to be conscious of ...

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Stanford Seed Transformation Network, Ghana to support economic development

Constance Swaniker

The Ghana Chapter of the Seed Transformation Network has stated its readiness to encourage national dialogue among stakeholders within the Ghanaian economy to maximise the economic gains of the country. The President of the Network, Madam Constance Swaniker, stated this at a media launch in Accra on March 27, 2019. She said in a release issued in Accra that “the ...

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