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GOtv Ghana decoders certified ready for Digital Migration

GOtv Ghana decoders have been certified by the National Communications Authority (NCA) after a thoroughly assessment by the authority, a statement from MultiChoice Ghana stated.
 “We are proud to announce that on the 1st of December the NCA issued us with a Type Approval Certificate for our GOtv Decoders. This means all GOtv decoders are ready for use after digital migration,” says Cecil Sunkwa-Mills, Managing Director of GOtv Ghana Limited.
He explains that all persons who have purchased GOtv decoders already will not need a new decoder when Ghana migrates onto the digital broadcast platform in September 2017.
With this certification all GOtv decoders will now bear the Digital Ghana logo, a sign to confirm the decoder has gone through the certification and approval process of the NCA for use in Ghana.
The GOtv Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Service in Ghana was launched on the 18th January 2013 as the first approved Version 2 DTT service in Ghana in seven regions and its subscrib…

ABL launches chibuku super in Bolgatanga

By: Fred Yaw Sarpongsarpong007@gmail.com

Accra Brewery Limited (ABL) has officially launched the Chibuku Super drink at Bolgatanga in the Upper East region with the aim of reaching a lot of customers.
Mr. Thomas Nii Ponku, Supervisor in charge of Chibuku Super at ABL told Daily Express that the management decided to launch the Chibuku Super drink in the Upper East region because they’ve realized it is similar to a traditional drink in the region.
“Chibuku is like a well developed pito, a traditional drink made from fermented millet or sorghum in the Northern part of Ghana. So the idea is to provide them with similar drink,” he added.
Mr. Nii Ponku disclosed this when members of the Institute of Finance and Economic Journalists (IFEJ) toured the facility of ABL to acquaint themselves with the expansion project at the factory.
He mentioned that after a feasibility study, they realized there is a potential market for the product in the northern part of Ghana as a significant chunk of the …

IFC to arrange US$65 million for third-party investors

By: Fred Yaw Sarpongsarpong007@gmail.com
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group has announced that it’s arranging US$65 million loan from the Managed C0-Lending Portfolio Program (MCPP) to enable third-party investors to participate passively in IFC's senior loan portfolio.
According to the IFC, the MCPP Infrastructure is designed for institutional investors who are seeking to increase their exposure to emerging market infrastructure debt.
IFC said it has committed a loan of US$235 million to the Vitol Ghana to support investors in Ghana especially for those into oil and gas industry.
Phlippe Le HouĂ©rou, the IFC Executive Vice President and CEO announced this in Accra when his outfit collaborated with the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), also a member of the World Band Group to announce a US$517 million loan in support of the Sankofa Gas Project.
The Sankofa Gas Project is an integrated offshore oil and natural gas project that wil…

BoG to launch Contact Centre

By: Fred Yaw Sarpongsarpong007@gmail.com
The Bank of Ghana (BoG), the regulator of the banking industry will on Friday, December 23, 2016, launch a Contact Centre as part of efforts to improve communication for the public to better understand its work.
With the aim to promote accountability, officers of the Contact Centre will be available to deal with requests, queries and complaints.
“The public understanding of the work that we do at the bank will ultimately help build policy credibility,” says Bernard Otabil, Director of Communications.

According to him, the Contact Centre will be in full operation 24-hours on weekdays, except public holidays.