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PIZAREA PROMOTES CASHLESS SOCIETY

Over the years the world has moved from a cash/paper society to a cashless/paperless one. From cash to check, to credit cards and debit cards and now online banking and mobile commerce payment methods. The rise of mobile phone penetration is changing the way businesses accept payments. However in Africa and indeed Ghana, the response to accepting this mobile trend …

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Ecobank, Cal Bank, Others Stop Charging VAT On Financial Transactions

Ghanaian banks like Ecobank, Cal Bank and many others have stopped charging VAT on financial transactions by clients. This action was informed by the Government of Ghana, President Nana Akufo-Addo in his quest to fulfill his campaign promises to the good people of Ghana. This is because the 17.5% Tax on Financial Services (VAT Act 948, 2017) has been amended …

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Government begins roadshow to consolidate investor confidence in economy

Government has started engaging investors outside the country to try and address any concerns they have with the Ghanaian economy. The engagement with these investors which has been described as a non-deal road show, begun in London on Tuesday, and will take the team to Boston, New York and other states in the USA. JOYBUSINESS understands the engagement was influenced …

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Finance Minister upbeat of investor confidence in Ghana

As the Spring Meeting begins this week in Washington D.C, Finance Minster Ken Ofori-Atta is hopeful the Nana Akufo-Addo government has shown clear indications of partnering with the international investor community for economic growth. According to him, the meeting will provide Ghana an opportunity to sell the policies of the new administration to investors who are already enthusiastic of the …

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MTN offers customers opportunity to opt out of Mobile Money interest payment

Ghana’s Leading Telecommunications Giant, MTN Ghana has relinquished power to its cherished mobile money customers to unsubscribe interest on their deposits. The decision was arrived at after a number of customers strongly expressed their displeasure with the automatic payment of interest by MTN to its customers. The company has been made to understand that based on Islamic teachings as stated …

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Google celebrates Ghanaian woman for pioneering micro-lending

A micro-lending pioneer, Esther Afua Ocloo, is being celebrated by Google on her 98th birthday. She launched her entrepreneurial career as a teenager in the 1930s on less than a dollar. She quickly became one of Ghana’s leading entrepreneurs and was an inspiration around the world. Known as “Auntie Ocloo”, Esther dedicated her life to helping others like her succeed. …

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Facebook Helps West African SMEs Connect with Customers

Workshop focuses on how small businesses can get great returns from ad spending ACCRA, Ghana, February 4, 2016/ — Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) (http://www.Facebook.com) hosted a roundtable with small and medium sized enterprises from Ghana and Nigeria on Tuesday this week as part of its effort to support entrepreneurship in West Africa. The session focused on how Facebook can help small businesses …

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Nigeria-Cameroun submarine cable goes live…

Branch out to South-South to encourage regional development LAGOS, Nigeria, January 11, 2016/ — MainOne (www.MainOne.net), a leading telecoms and network services provider in West Africa, has announced that the high capacity Nigerian-Cameroun Submarine Cable System (NCSCS) connecting Lagos, Nigeria and Kribi, Cameroun has been completed and went live last month. The new submarine cable system will address increasing demand …

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Website for just GH₵300?: That’s what SenyoGlobal says in its HelloGH Promo

SenyoGlobal, a Website Hosting and Development company in Ghana has launched a promotion targeted at start-ups, small and medium sales businesses. The promotion dubbed Hello-GH seeks to develop a professional website for business and organizations as low as GH₵300.00 to help them market their products and services online at a cheaper cost. The price tag and its package which is the lowest so …

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US$56mln AfDB loan for Ghana

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, approved a US$ 56.2-million African Development Fund loan to support Ghana’s Public Financial Management and Private Sector Competitiveness Programme, a statement from AfDB has said. The bank said: “This general budget support operation is the first in a two-year programmatic series of US$100 million that will …

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