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Saturday 16 December 2017


[N] Akyem Asuom: Ursula Named Nkosuohemaa
[N] Funding for Free SHS not a problem -Assibey Yeboah


[N] E/R: Driver, 19, Jailed 8 Years For Kidnapping And Defiling Girl, 13
[N] Special Prosecutor could wait till 2019 if parliament misses 2017 passage
[N] Petroleum Revenue Mgt. Act breached for 7-yrs running – PIAC
[N] CEDTAG Strike action leaves colleges of education deserted
[N] Nduom is not presidential material -Maurice Ampaw
[N] Police blame Kasoa violent attacks on under-staffing


[N] GMA indicts gov't for failing to employ medical doctors
[N] Ministers are not allowed to use sirens; Police order immediate removal
[N] Stay focused and deal with your controversies – Nana Addo to Zoomlion Boss
[N] We will face criminals boot for boots with ‘Father Xmas’ Operation -Ken Yeboah
[N] Step aside – Group to NDC Chairmen
[N] School Feeding Coordinators Trade Insults Over Naabu & Otiko
[N] Major Mahama bill passed


[N] Free SHS: Ablakwa Donates Furniture to Schools
[N] Girls with excessive make ups may have ovary tumour – doctor
[N] Visitors pay GHc2 to see prisoners
[N] Consider our request to contest 2020 polls -NDC Chairmen to Mahama
[N] Colleges of Education still closed as talks over arrears fail  
[N] Economic policies paying off - Prez
[N] Cancer disfigures head of 2-year old, sticks mother with ¢12,000 bill
[N] There is corruption in police service- COP Ken Yeboah
[N] 3 arrested in Kumasi for robbing, raping victims


[N] Help Gov’t to achieve its revenue targets -Nana Addo to GHAPOHA
[N] NPA to close down 35 more high-risk LPG stations nationwide
[N] Uber adds Paid Wait Time; additional features for driver-partners
[N] ‘Bawumia is only confident, he knows nothing’- Minority
[N] A/R: Queen mothers grateful to 1st lady for KATH mother & baby unit
[N] If our bond was issued at 20% it would have been oversubscribed- Kwarteng hits b
[N] Tiger Eye F’dation Partners Klarity To Fight Corruption
[N] AG’s application against Indian businessman dismissed again


[N] Bawumia behaving like a ‘heartless’ serial caller – Ofosu Kwakye
[B] 2018 budget to improve domestic revenue collection
[N] 24,377 cattle, 225 owners registered in Kwahu
[N] New agency inaugurated to boost revenue collection in oil and gas sector
[B] New Drivers’ License to be launched today
[N] Tell the true African stories through your writings – Nana Addo to PAWA
[B] Investor uncertainty, others impacted energy bond  


[N] Sack Freddie Blay for defending Ayisi Boateng – Alhaji Sani
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[ 2017-10-11 ]

Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta

Ghana woos investors at IMF/World Bank Meetings
Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta is urging global
investors to put their money behind Ghana’s
growing economic opportunities.

He cites especially the Financial Services,
Industry and Agriculture sectors as holding high
prospects of safe investments and high returns in
the coming years.
The Finance Minister has been speaking at an
Investment Pitch on the sidelines of the IMF /
World Bank Annual meetings in Washington DC. 

According to him, the strides so far made in
stabilizing the economy signaled a beginning of
the improved business-friendly environment in
Ghana which investors need to capitalize on.

“In a nutshell, we’ve created a pretty positive
environment. I think the spirit for people to do
things differently is manifesting and its clear at
least on the international level where Moody’s,
Fitch and S&P have all upgraded us given the type
of work that is being done” he noted.

I think the commitment of the president and the
team in terms of moving Ghana beyond aid is
something that we are not compromising on.

We feel very deeply that Ghana can be that pillow
stability and beacon so that we radiate this type
of good governance supported by good micro
policies and an opening for private sector
investment” he noted.

Chairman of the Finance Committee of Parliament Dr
Mark Assibey-Yeboah who is part of the delegation
later told JOYBUSINESS, Ghana’s pitch was well
received and should soon yield results.

“The programme was to try and woo investors and it
was well-attended as you can see - so many
investors came in here and the pitch by the
Finance Minister was concise and clear.

The message in there is that this is a new
administration ready to deliver, they are
committed to their fiscal consolidation and it’s
seen in lowered interest rates, low risk of
inflation, a stable currency, economic growth

“So if you want to do business, Ghana is ready to
accommodate you and you can see the excitement on
the faces of the investor community here, the
questions that they asked and the testimony from
those who have done business in Ghana in the past
show clearly that Ghana is the choice destination
for business in Africa” he concluded.  

Ghana’s delegation for the 2017 IMF / World Bank
annual meetings is led by Senior Minister Yaw
Osafo Marfo and includes the Finance Minister,
Planning Minister Prof Djan Bafour, Deputy Finance
Minister Charles Adu Boahen and Deputy Minister
for Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah.

It also includes Bank of Ghana Governor, Dr Ernest
Addison and his first Deputy Maxwell Afari.  A
team of technical advisors from the Ministry of
Finance and Bank of Ghana is also supporting the

The annual IMF / World Bank meetings are a
platform to engage global finance and development
agencies to secure commitment and support for a
country’s economic and development agenda.

Ghana’s recent participation in similar
international events have brought benefits such as
inclusion in the G20 compact which will provide
€120 Million Euro for the country.

Source - Joy Business News

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