Statement: Rawlings’ speech at the NDC Congress

Former president Rawlings, at the NDC Delegates’ Congress delivered a speech many say was devoid of the usual controversies.

Below is the full text of the speech.

ADDRESS BY FLT. LT JERRY JOHN RAWLINGS, FORMER PRESIDENT OF GHANA AND FOUNDER OF THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS AT THE PARTY’S 8TH NATIONAL DELEGATES CONFERENCE AT THE WAEC HALL, TAMALE – SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 2010.

Mr Chairman, Your Excellency President Mills and Vice President Mahama, Nanima, Council of Elders, Delegates, Members of the Diplomatic Corp, Representatives of other political parties, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, I welcome you to the 8th National Delegates Conference of the NDC here in Tamale. Continue reading

MTN invested 448 million dollars in 2009

Accra, Jan. 15, GNA – MTN Ghana invested 448 million dollars in infrastructure and new technology in 2009, Ms. Mawuena Adjo Dumor, Corporate Service Executive, told the GNA on Friday.

Out of the amount, 228 million dollars went into infrastructure, comprising of cell sites, fibre optics and implementation of co-location agreements with others, and 220 million dollars was spent on new technology, including 3.5G, Mobile Money, Mobile Television and others. Continue reading

Unified Currency Eludes ECOWAS Nations: West Africa Tackles Economic Downturn – Rodney D. Sieh

Accra, Ghana –
Mo Ibrahim, the Sudanese-born magnate once said: “Many African States are too small to continue to exist independently. The idea that 53 small African countries thought they could compete with China. India, Europe, and the USA was a ‘fallacy’. Africa “needs scale” to compete with the big economic players. We need scale and we need that now, not tomorrow, the next year or the year after.”

Mr. Freddie Taylor, President Liberian Chamber of Commerce at Tuesday’s ECOWAS business chamber meeting.
Ibrahim’s concept is one of the basis for a three-day workshop on the Popularization of the Federation of the West Africa Chambers of Commerce and Industry aimed at creating awareness among member countries about the problems, challenges and opportunities offered by intra-ECOWAS trade in goods and services. Continue reading

Seccom Director Sam Blango visits Ghana recently


From Oct 14th to Nov 3rd 2009, Mr. Sam Blango, and a group of 24 Ambassadors from 9 states visited Ghana on a facts finding mission. They visited several places, such as : Volta River Authority (Dam), Cape Coast Castle,  Elmina Castle, and The King’s  Palace in Kumasi. Mr. Blango met with several business owners and construction contractors to talk about joint ventures in the country.  He also met with some government officials and  hotel developers, as Seccom will be involved in building a five star hotel in Kumasi soon. Seccom is also looking at coordinating contractors for some major airport expansion projects in the country.