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Emirates announces discount via MTN Mobile Money

Emirates has announced an offer of a discount of up to 30% to MTN subscribers who purchase their Economy Class tickets to any of Emirates over 150 destinations worldwide using MTN Mobile Money. Emirates was recently adjudged the Best Airline Worldwide, Airline with the Best First Class, Airline with the Best First Class Lounge and Best Frequent Flyer Programme at ...

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DVLA hints of higher fees for new drivers’ license

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) has revealed new drivers’ licences expected to come into force from July 18 will cost more to obtain. The DVLA says although it is yet to fix the price for the new licences, the existing charges will not quite cover the cost of producing the upgraded ones. Chief Executive Officer of DVLA, Kwasi ...

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World Bank approves $150m to construct roads in northern Ghana

The World Bank has approved a $150 million International Development Association credit for Transport Sector Improvement Project (TSIP) in Ghana. It will help improve regional connectivity in the Northern Region involving rehabilitation of road links from Tamale to Yendi and Tatale on the Eastern border with Togo, and about 200km of feeder roads to link agricultural value chains to provide ...

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World Bank approves $150 million to improve road connectivity in Northern Ghana

The World Bank approved today a $150 million International Development Association credit for Transport Sector Improvement Project (TSIP) in Ghana.  It will help improve regional connectivity in the Northern Region involving rehabilitation of road links from Tamale to Yendi and Tatale on the Eastern border with Togo, and about 200km of feeder roads to link agricultural value chains to provide ...

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AGI lauds plans to revamp Bank for Housing and Construction

The Construction sector chair for the Association of Ghana Industries, Rockson Dogbegah, has commended the Ministry for Works and Housing for initiating steps to revamp the defunct Bank for Housing and Construction. Mr Dogbegah told the GNA that the move would help to reduce some of the challenges of finance within the housing and construction sector in the country. The ...

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West African integration in Ghana’s economic interest – Akufo-Addo

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has stated that it is in the economic interest of Ghana and her enterprises for the process of West African integration to succeed and become real as soon as possible. According to President Akufo-Addo, his programme for Ghana’s social and economic transformation, spurred on by a monetary policy that will stabilise ...

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Access Bank launches *901# shortcode for easy banking

Deepening its drive for financial inclusion through digital innovation, Access Bank Ghana has introduced the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) mobile banking service *901# to its customers and the general public. The *901# channel is modeled with banking features that enables customers to operate a mini branch on their handheld devices, thus making banking more convenient, easy and accessible. By ...

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Finance Ministry gives ‘ghost’ workers’ new deadline

The Ministry of Finance has extended the deadline for the payment of April salaries of some public sector workers who failed to enroll onto the SSNIT biometric system. The workers have up till the 15th of June 2017 to re-register to get their salaries paid. A statement from the Finance Ministry and copied to Obuoba Business News indicated that about ...

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GRA must get tough on tax collection—Ofori-Atta tells new board

Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has called for a “heavy-handed” approach to tax collection as government seeks to bolster domestic revenue mobilisation to be the anchor of its fiscal policy to facilitate economic and social prosperity. Inaugurating the newly-formed board of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), he indicated: We need radical change in revenue administration with the urgent need to address ...

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