The Private Enterprises Federation (PEF) has urged government to decentralize the application process in acquiring licenses and permits through the use of an electronic platform with complementary bank accounts to reduce delays and save time.
Telecom network operators in the country’s mobile telephony space are increasingly disturbed that the current macroeconomic uncertainties and high cost of living could limit consumer spending on telecom services and also affect the sustainability of their business.
The Minister of Finance, Mr Seth Terkper, says the economy is on the track to recovery and with the assistance of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), it is expected that the country would avoid the slippery path of previous election years.
Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Trade and Industry Nasir Ahmed Yartey says it is near impossible for Ghana to unilaterally stay away from implementing the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) external tariff meant to streamline the tax slapped on imported goods in member countries.
Deputy Minister of Transport Dr. Joyce Bawa Mogtari says the Ghana Airport Company has secured a $250 million syndicated loan facility from Ghanaian Financial Institutions to refurbish airports in the country.
Ghana's hopes of recording a rebound in cocoa production next year hang in the balance, following the intensification of the arid harmattan winds, which risk drying up cocoa pods and lowering the amount of beans the country will produce in the 2015/16 crop season.