Turkish authorities fined a plane $ 1910 for stopping at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport on the ground of missing documents. It was carrying 1.5 tons of gold as Ghana’s financial commitments to Iran.
Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama left Accra on late Sunday for a State Visit to Turkey.
About 60 Ghanaian Business Executives and Entrepreneurs drawn from various private sector institutions are currently in Turkey to participate in a business and investment forum organized as a part of President Mahama’s visit to Turkey.
President Mahama will also attend the 20th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of States and Governments of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Friday, January 25 to Tuesday, January 29.
Three Ghanaian entrepreneurs each got $100,000 grants to boost businesses under a public-private partnership between USAID-Western Union. USAID raised $525 million from the private sector for African development
The implementation of Ghana’s first regulated Warehouse Receipt System has been made possible by technical and financial support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Agricultural Development and Value Chain Enhancement (ADVANCE) and Agribusiness and Trade Promotion (ATP) projects.
It is initially expected that over 10,000 farmers in farmer-based organisations will benefit from the scheme. The GGC is already supporting these farmers through a programme supported by USAID-ADVANCE, including educating them on grain standards set by the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA); grain quality assurance; use of formal contracts; and proper warehousing management practices.
Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) has rolled out six projects to enable the Authority increase the performance of its Non-Traditional Exports (NTE) sector by 35.24 per cent this year.
The projects include Product Development, Strategic Marketing Agenda and Research, Capacity building for both Export-support Institutions and Exporters, Improved Traceability of Exported Products and a Services Export and Timely Trade Information Delivery scheme.