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SMEs Appeal For Removal of Hurdles to Access Bank Loans

Posted by Business in Ghana on October 18, 2010

By Carly Ahiable, Business in Ghana

Owners of small businesses in Accra have appealed to commercial banks to ease their rigid conditionality for loans to make it possible for more small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to access funds to develop their business.

The made the appeal during questions and answers time at the second day of a two-day business focused seminar dubbed “Nkontabuo Krakye” seminar developed to get SMEs operators to master and manage their businesses to improve profitability.

The “Nkontabuo Krakye” is carved out of a weekly business programme on an Accra radio station, the Asempa FM that educates SME practitioners on proper business management and record keeping. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Scramble For Ghana’s Oil Begins

Posted by Business in Ghana on October 17, 2010

By Carly Ahiable, Business in Ghana

Some people call it Dino Juice, Texas Tea, Black Gold while other call it the fluid with rising cost but here in Ghana, where the continental shelf is impregnated with oil, crude may be assuming a new name, HOPE (Help Our People to Enjoy). Who want to be hungry and suffer in abundance of oil wealth? Every Ghanaian hopes to enjoy peace and prosperity but how trustworthy are the international agencies and multinational companies in their resolve to develop the oil reserves of Ghana, and keep the nation united and peaceful as they find it? Read the rest of this entry »

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Habitat For Humanity Throws in The Towel In Ghana

Posted by Business in Ghana on August 5, 2010

After 21 years, home builder for the under-privileged in Ghana, Habitat for Humanity, Ghana (HFHG) a non-governmental, ecumenical Christian housing ministry has given up its goal of building affordable homes for families in need.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with BUSINESS IN GHANA on Tuesday, a source from HFHG in Accra said the Christian housing ministry’s home building programme is no longer sustainable because many beneficiaries of its programme have failed to pay their mortgages on schedule thus drying up the resources of the organization.

As a result, HFHG has put a hold on its programme for the next three years during which its core business would be to collect all outstanding debts from defaulters. Read the rest of this entry »

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