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SELECTION OF PRIVATE PARTNER FOR GHANA-BURKINA RAILWAY PROJECT ENTERS FINAL STAGE

Construction of the 1000km railway lines which would connect Ghana to Burkina Faso is expected to begin in January 2022, as procurement processes for a private investment partner have entered its final stage.

Three pre-qualified bidders for the Ghana-Burkina Faso Railway Interconnectivity Project have been issued Request for Proposals documents.

These bidders namely China No 10 Engineering Company, African Global Group and Frontline Advisors are expected to present their Techn...
April 30,2021

ICUMS TOUTED FOR IMPROVING PAPERLESS SYSTEM AT PORTS OF GHANA

The Deputy Commissioner in Charge of Suspense Regimes at the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority, Emmanuel Ohene, has intimated that the Integrated Customs Management System (ICUMS) being deployed as a trade facilitation tool at the ports of Ghana has added to the paperless system introduced at the ports in 2017, making clearance processes more seamless.

“In the ICUMS, you can now make payments electronically, you can obtain advise for examination and bills from the ...
April 20,2021

PRESIDENT OF ACHAG CALLS FOR RISK MANAGEMENT REGIME TO BE RESPECTED AT GHANA’S PORTS

The President of the Association of Customs House Agents, Ghana, (ACHAG) Mr. Yaw Kyei, has called for risk management regimes at the ports of Ghana to be respected for improved trade facilitation.

Mr. Kyei who was speaking on the Eye on Port program, complained about national security operatives and some other institutions in the port clearance chain, accusing them of unduly delaying cargo clearance by impounding cargoes for what he termed “unjustifiable causes.”

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April 20,2021

PRESIDENT COMMISSIONS PHASE 1 OF B5 PLUS STEEL PLANT

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has commissioned phase one of the B5 Plus Steel Plant, an enterprise under Government’s One-District-One-Factory Initiative (1D1F).

Located within the Ningo-Prampram district, the 80-million-dollar factory, with an installed production capacity of 250,000 tons took 2 and half years to complete and is expected to produce different qualities of metal and steel products.

The second phase of the project will see an additional investment ...
April 20,2021

GEPA LAUNCHES DIPLOMA PROGRAMME IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE

The Ghana Export Promotion Authority in collaboration with the International Trade Centre and the Institute of Export and International Trade has launched a Diploma in International Trade Programme.

This program is in furtherance of GEPA’s core mandate of capacity building of the exporting community to broaden Ghana’s export basket.

The one-year online programme is aimed at providing participants with opportunities to understand how to trade internationally, develo...
April 20,2021

GMA ENGAGES STAKEHOLDERS ON 2012 CAPE TOWN AGREEMENT AHEAD OF RATIFICATION

Ghana is expected to in about six months ratify the Cape Town Agreement of 2012 under the auspices of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) which stipulates standards and best practices for fishing at sea, globally.

To this end, a forum on the ratification of the Cape Town Agreement of 2012 and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Work in Fishing Convention 2007, has been held in Accra among key stakeholders of the industry, to discuss and offer inputs for fruitful impl...
April 20,2021