Saturday, October 24

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Huawei introduces ‘Petal Search’ as portal to million apps
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Huawei introduces ‘Petal Search’ as portal to million apps

Huawei has introduced a new and easy way of presenting mobile applications to users, known as Petal Search, to serve as a portal to million apps and complement the ever-expanding Huawei  AppGallery. The new search tool helps Huawei smartphone owners to easily search for and find all the apps they need quickly. Petal Search delivers a flexible, intelligent and secure search experience by listing apps from multiple sources, including HUAWEI App Gallery and the Huawei browser, enabling users to fully personalise and manage their smartphone experience. What is Petal Search? Petal Search can best be described as an app distribution aggregator or as a search engine that focuses on finding apps for users. The Petal Search experience centres around a search widget that users can ...
“Ghanaian Enterprises Should Be Frontline Actors In AfCFTA” – President Akufo-Addo
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“Ghanaian Enterprises Should Be Frontline Actors In AfCFTA” – President Akufo-Addo

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has reiterated Government’s commitment to assisting Ghanaian enterprises to take advantage of the coming into force of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). Speaking at the 2nd National Conference on the African Continental Free Trade Area, held on Tuesday, 20th October 2020, at the Accra International Conference Centre, President Akufo-Addo explained that the AfCFTA will ensure that trading amongst Member States on the continent will be duty-free and quota-free. According to the President, the AfCFTA, which is a market of some 1.2 billion people, will boost significantly intra-African trade, stimulate investment and innovation, diversify exports, improve food security, foster structural transformation, enha...
Government commended for fixing new cocoa price
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Government commended for fixing new cocoa price

The COCOBOD’s announcement of a new cocoa price of GHc 660.00 per bag of 64 kilo-grammes for the 2020/2021 cocoa crop season has been highly commended by farmers at Anum Apapam in the Ayensuano District of the Eastern Region.      The price for the 2019/2020 crop season was GHc 514.00 of the same bag per same kilo-grammes.      The Chief Farmer for Anum Apapam and adjourning towns and villages, Nene Ashaley Adjabeng, speaking at a cocoa farmers meeting, amidst observation of COVID-19 protocol, said the new price increment would help farmers to expand their production and employ more hands.      According to Nene Ashaley, the increment would ginger them to work hard to justify COCOBOD’s expectation of purchasing 900,000 metric tonnes of the beans for this cocoa season, whic...
CSIR-SARI introduces high yielding groundnut varieties to farmers
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CSIR-SARI introduces high yielding groundnut varieties to farmers

The Savanah Agriculture Research Institute of the Council for Scientific Industrial Research (CSRI-SARI), has introduced high yielding groundnut varieties to farmers in the Pusiga District of the Upper East Region. The groundnut varieties, SARINUT 1 and SARINUT 2, developed by CSIR-SARI and its partners were released in 2019. “These varieties are high yielding and tolerant to early and late leaf spot diseases, important diseases of groundnut that can cause up to 90% yield loss in some places. SARINUT 2 is particularly recommended for the Upper East Region because it matures within 90 days after sowing”. Dr Richard Oteng-Frimpong, a crop breeder at the CSIR-SARI, said this when he inspected some of the groundnut farms at Boabula in the Pusiga District. He said the new varietie...
Stanbic Bank supports Ya-Na’s Educational Endowment Fund
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Stanbic Bank supports Ya-Na’s Educational Endowment Fund

Stanbic Bank Ghana has presented a cheque for GHc10,000 in support of Ya-Na’s Educational Endowment Fund as part of its corporate community development support services.    Mr Nabil Hussein, the Regional Manager for the Northern Cluster of the Bank, presented the cheque at a brief ceremony at the Gbewa Palace in Yendi.    He said Stanbic Bank shared in the vision of the Ya-Na to educate more of his subjects who, but for the Fund, would not have realised their potentials to become quality human resources for their communities.    He said his outfit had developed very good rapport with the Ya-Na and had tabled a number of activities to undertake as part of the support scheme for the development of Dagbon.    Even though the fund has not been formerly launched, it had offere...
Anglogold Ashanti Ghana launches flagship agro programme at Obuasi
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Anglogold Ashanti Ghana launches flagship agro programme at Obuasi

AngloGold Ashanti Ghana (AGAG) Limited has affirmed its commitment to working with stakeholders at Obuasi, a major mining community in the Ashanti Region, to diversify the local economy through agricultural development. In line with this, the company has rolled out the ‘AGAG Obuasi Goes Agro (OGA) Programme,’ to help contribute to the creation of sustainable job opportunities for the people. Mr Emmanuel Baidoo, the AGAG’s Senior Manager, Sustainability, speaking at the launch at Adaase in the Obuasi Municipality, hinted that Management had already engaged 90 community members on the farm. A total of 150 acres of the company’s farms had been put under maize cultivation, so far, in the pilot phase and 20 acres of vegetables had been cultivated, he noted. The Programme is being i...
All is set for 2020 GITFiC Conference on AfCFTA
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All is set for 2020 GITFiC Conference on AfCFTA

Mr. Selasi Koffi Ackom, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ghana International Trade and Finance Conference (GITFiC), says all is set for the 2020 GITFiC Conference on Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).  He said the two day conference slated 27th and 28th of October in Accra, would be on the theme:”Optimizing AfCFTA for Africans, the role of logistics infrastructure.” He said the conference, which was the fourth since its inception, would focus on the implementation of the (AfCFTA) agreement which would take effect from January 2021. Speaking to Journalists, he said speakers at the conference would include; Mr Yaw Osafo-Maafo, The Senior Minister, Mr Seth Twum-Akwaboah, CEO, Association of Ghana Industries, and Mr Michael Okyere Baafi, CEO, Ghana Free Zones Authority (GF...
Give special stimulus package to rural women- GhaFFaP
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Give special stimulus package to rural women- GhaFFaP

The Ghana Federation of Forest and Farm Producers (GhaFFaP) has called for a special stimulus package for rural women. The Federation in a statement issued in Accra to commemorate the International Day of the Rural Women, said women remained the anchor of the nation’s food production and needed to be incentivised for enhanced productivity.  The GhaFFaP congratulated rural women in Ghana and across the globe, “who continue to remain resolute even in very trying times of the Global COVID-19 Pandemic.” This year's event is on the theme: “Building rural women’s resilience in the wake of COVID-19.” It said, “We have noted in particular, that the requirements for accessing government’s stimulus packages have excluded the majority of rural women. "We highly recommend the revis...
Businesses must reinvent amid COVID-19 with technology– Vodafone Director
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Businesses must reinvent amid COVID-19 with technology– Vodafone Director

Ms Angela Mensah-Poku, Director of Digital Transformation and Commercial Operations, Vodafone Ghana, has advised businesses to re-invent strategies with technology to satisfy their customers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. She said the world was so different now as a result of COVID-19 and that consumer needs had suddenly become almost too many to count as everybody expected choice, control and convenience. She gave the advice at a virtual Customer Experience Summit, held on the theme: “Reinventing the New Normal for Business Growth and Value Creation.” Ms Mensah-Poku said research continued to demonstrate that organisations that transformed their customers’ experience with technology, suffered less and rebounded stronger from crises. “A study by McKinsey and Company, also rev...
PWDs in KEEA receive items to boost their businesses
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PWDs in KEEA receive items to boost their businesses

Ghanaians have been advised to continuously offer relevant support and assistance to their disabled relatives to take advantage of government’s interventions and other available opportunities for them to be useful to the family and the nation. This, according to Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem (KEEA) Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Nana Appiah Korang, would consolidate government’s efforts to meet the economic and other needs of PWDs to enhance their livelihoods. The MCE gave the advice when he handed over items bought with the disability Fund for 45 PWDs in the municipality who individually made a request to the Assembly at Elmina.   The beneficiaries were supported with items including deep freezers, canopies and plastic chairs, cassava and fufu grinding machines, hairdressing ...
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