Millicom International Cellular S.A.Â and Bharti Airtel Limited operators of Tigo and Airtel have announced that they have, through their respective subsidiaries, entered into an agreement to combine their operations in Ghana which would see both companies get equal ownership and governance rights in the combined entity.
After weeks of fierce exchange of ideas across the media, and an obviously extensive private and public sector consultation, Ghanaâ€™s Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori Atta on Thursday, March 2 presented, to the nationâ€™s parliament and people at large, the 2017 budget statement and the administrationâ€™s economic policy.
Over the past six weeks, there have been talks all across Ghana on the numerous challenges confronting the new NPP administration led by President Nana Danquah Akufo â€“ Addo. Issues ranging from unstable power supply in the country, a struggling currency among others.
It is almost a convention for decades now in various cities and towns across Africaâ€™s largest economy, Nigeria to find cars, motorcycles and not leaving out generator owners queuing at fuel stations and awaiting their chance to buy the often scarce product.
With government scheduled to open discussions with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) about a possible extension of the 3-year bailout programme, following several missed fiscal targets in 2016, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) believes that government could take advantage to borrow more money from the Fund.
The rapid changes in the market for labour, products and services as well as in the general business environment as driven by a diversified workforce, brought together by communication technology has created the need for aÂ continuous upgrade.Â
While Ghana, behind Ivory Coast, is the second largest exporter of Cocoa in the world (its chief agricultural export commodity), any economic statistical source today clearly shows that oil & gas is fast becoming its major national revenue source.