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‘Economy needs effective rail sector’

Source: The Finder “GHANA’S economy cannot grow without an effective rail sector,” the General Secretary of the Ghana Railway Workers Union (GRWU), Mr Godwill Ntarmah, declared at the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the union, held in Takoradi over the weekend. He said apart from providing a cheaper and environmentally friendly transport system, an effective rail network system connected ...

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MASLOC operations dir interdicted over Gh¢1m fraud

A GH¢1,055,582 fraud has been uncovered at the Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC). An acting Director of Operations of the scheme, Ken Kwaku Boadi Asare, is alleged to have forged 102 non-existing business associations to advance GH¢1,055,582 to two financial institutions. The suspect, who is currently on interdiction, is alleged to have acted in connivance with some regional officers ...

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Night flights draw more passengers

The commencement of night flights between Accra and Kumasi has started drawing more passengers on the domestic route, a situation operators are excited about even though it is early days yet.Night flights on the domestic front were made possible by the installation of an Aeronautical Ground Lighting system (AGL) and total resurfacing of the Kumasi runway.Indigenous operator Africa World Airline ...

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Apple taps minority firms in bond deal

Source../www.usatoday.com SAN FRANCISCO — When Apple sold $6.5 billion in bonds on Monday, the technology giant did something else behind the scenes: It tapped two minority financial services firms to take part in the debt offering. “We’re proud to have a range of banks participate in our recent debt offering, including two well-respected minority-owned companies, Williams Capital and Ramirez & ...

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Nigerian doll created by man who couldn’t find a black toy for his niece is so popular in his country that it’s outselling BARBIE

Source….http://www.dailymail.co.uk In 2007, Taofick Okoya, created a doll that Nigerian girls could identify with 43-year-old based his Queens of Africa dolls on country’s biggest tribes They cost roughly £4.50 and aim to promote strong feminine ideals   A man who couldn’t find a black doll in the shops as a gift for his niece decided to take matters into his ...

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Woman, 59, arrested for stealing 504 boxes of baby diapers

A 59-year-old woman is being held by the Odorkor Police in Accra, for allegedly stealing 504 boxes of baby diapers valued at GH¢55,500.The suspect, Bernice Gakpetor, is said to have posed as a businesswoman and collected the ‘Bun Bun’ baby diapers from a company, Dweliquans Company Limited, but absconded without paying for them.Bernice, who has been on the police wanted ...

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Sankofa:Cosmetics queen battles against skin bleaching

“I see clients come in with horrible conditions and through therapy and guidance, they are happy. And once they’re happy, I’m happy,” says Amey-Obeng. “Once you are able to restore joy to people, it’s very, very fulfilling,” she adds. – See more at: http://www.citifmonline.com/2014/04/02/cosmetics-queen-battles-against-skin-bleaching/#sthash.JpQR2AQC.dpuf She started her business with just £100, lugging her beauty bag from door to door, but ...

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Ghana’s oil money being misused – IMANI boss

Ghana’s oil revenues are not being spent well, President of Policy Think Tank IMANI Ghana, Franklin Cudjoe has said. According to him, monies accrued from oil exports are being channeled into the wrong areas. “I’ll be more interested in how even the little we get from the oil are spent because it’s not being spent well,” he told Starr Business. ...

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