Gov’t seeks stronger collaboration with Turkey…to build capacity in aviation sector

October 19, 2017 Source: Dominick Andoh l thebftonline.com l Ghana The Aviation Ministry is seeking a deeper collaboration with its Turkish counterpart in the area of aviation training, as Ghana positions itself to be the hub of choice in the West African sub-region. Ms. Cecialia A. Dapaah, the Aviation Minister said: “ Ghana and Turkey […]

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New software to curb unrealistic infrastructure budget estimates unveiled

October 19, 2017 Source: Ekow Essabra-Mensah/thebftonline.com/Ghana A ‘Unit Cost of Infrastructure Budget Estimator Tool’, a software application created to solving the recurring problem of unrealistic budget estimates due to a lack of reference prices and actual prices of project exceeding estimates, has been launched by the Public Procurement Authority (PPA). The software application, developed with […]

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Agric sector’s risk overblown – Ecobank’s head of SME banking

October 19, 2017 Source: Thomas-Moore ADINGO/thebftonline.com/Ghana Ecobank’s head of SME Banking, Abdulai Abdul-Rahman, has downplayed the perception that lending to the agriculture sector comes with an inherently higher risk – saying the risks are hardly any different from those posed by other sectors. “We think that every sector is risky; it is how you manage […]

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Parliament to demand tough measures from financial sector regulators

October 19, 2017 Source: Eugene DAVIS/thebftonline.com/Ghana Parliament is expected to task the regulatory bodies in the financial sector – Bank of Ghana (BoG) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) – to not hesitate in dealing with recalcitrant players to maintain sanity and trust in the industry. A source close to the Finance Committee of […]

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