Category archives for: Manufacturing

Ghana Earmarks GH¢4.2M to Push Pineapple Exports

The Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) has earmarked GH¢4.2million to implement development of smooth cayenne variety pineapples into a niche market in the European Union.

Nigeria Local Shoe Industries Attract Chinese Investors

 Nigeria, September 27, 2017//-It is 11:30am, and traders and buyers from all over west Africa are making their way to the Ariaria market in Aba, a bustling commercial hub in Nigeria’s southeastern Abia state.

Ghana: Textile Industry Needs Attention to Boost Local Manufacturing

Accra, September 19, 2017//-The Finance and Administrative Manager of Akosombo Textiles Limited (ATL), Justice Boateng, has come out to say that the annual consumption of textiles in the country is about 130 million yards, yet the three largest local manufacturers-ATL, GTP and Printex only produces 30 million yards; explaining why the remaining 100 million-yard deficit […]

Nigeria: Difficult Economic Environment Can’t Stop Dangote

Following continuous increase in its production capacity, foremost cement manufacturer, Dangote Cement Plc has finally ended the era of Nigeria’s dependence on importation as the company exported 0.4 million tonnes of the product to other countries in 2016.

Tips on Purchasing a Motoring Fleet

After a difficult year, car companies are cautiously optimistic on reports that new vehicle sales were up year on year for the month of January. 

AFIF Entrepreneurship Award 2017 Calls for Entries

AFIF 2017’s focus is to promote access to finance and strengthen entrepreneurship in Africa. To achieve this, EMRC is launching the annual AFIF Entrepreneurship Award.

Ernestina Agyapong…the classic jeweller

Who said that locally made jewelleries are not as quality and flashy as those from top jewellery producing countries like India, China, Turkey and the United States? Well, then it means you have not seen the works of Ernestina Agyapong, the CEO of Ernie’s Classic Jewellery Production, who incorporates local adinkra symbols in her designs. […]

African Union Commission begins the Process of Validating SME Strategy

The African Union Commission (AUC) began today the process of validating the Small Medium Enterprise (SME) Strategy and Master Plan 2017-2021 during a two-day workshop in Nairobi, Kenya. 

Global FDI to Fall 15% in 2016, Road to Recovery Looks Bumpy

Global FDI flows are expected to drop to between $1.5 and $1.6 trillion in 2016, a fall of 10% to 15% from 2015, before recovering in 2017 and 2018, according to estimates from UNCTAD’s latest UNCTAD Global Investment Trends Monitor. 

Boosting Ghana’s Pharmaceutical Sector Through South-South Cooperation

Ghana has the second most significant pharmaceutical manufacturing sector, after Nigeria,  in West Africa.

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