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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR CALL # 1 UNDER BUSAC FUND III - BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT FACILITY (WINDOW 5)

The Business Sector Advocacy Challenge (BUSAC) Fund is a programme set up to strengthen the advocacy capacity of private sector business groups and associations in Ghana. The Fund is accessible through a competitive demand-driven mechanism and is supported by DANIDA (Lead Development Partner), European Union and USAID. The third phase of the BUSAC Fund (BUSAC III) builds upon the experiences ga

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AGI CONSTRUCTION SECTOR INAUGURATES PPD PLATFORM

The Construction Sector of the Association of Ghana Industries has recently inaugurated a Public-Private Sector Dialogue (PPD) platform aimed at providing a participatory, inclusive and a structured approach to policy making directed at reforming governance and the business climate within Ghana’s construction industry.

The PPD platform is expected to be a

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CALL FOR CONCEPT NOTES FOR CALL #1 UNDER BUSAC FUND PHASE III

The BUSAC Fund hereby announces the 1st call for concept notes under the third phase of the BUSAC Fund Programme. The Fund is accessible through a competitive demand-driven mechanism and a transparent selection of the advocacy actions proposed by Private Sector Organisations (PSOs). As a component under DANIDA’s Support to Private Sector Development Phase III (SPSD III) programme, the BUS

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BUSAC FUND AND PRIVATE SECTOR ADVOCACY IN GHANA

Every government since the start of the Fourth Republic has identified the private sector as an engine for inclusive economic growth. Data from the Ghana Statistical Service indicates that the private sector’s contribution to the GDP has seen exponential growth over the past decades. With government ambitiously pursuing Public Private Partnerships (PPP) for infrastructure development, it

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BUSAC FUND ORGANIZES BUSAC@10 FORUM

After 10 years of enhancing the advocacy capacity of the Ghanaian private sector, the BUSAC Fund organized an End of Project Forum aimed at sharing the Fund’s impact on the Ghanaian private sector, achievements and lessons learnt with its stakeholders. The forum, which also marked the tenth anniversary of the Fund’s operations in Ghana, was used to trigger discussions about how to p

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BUSAC FUND INDUCTED INTO CIMG HALL OF FAME AGAIN

The Business Sector Advocacy Challenge (BUSAC) Fund has been recognized once again by the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG) for its unflinching support for private sector business advocacy in Ghana. For the fifth time in a row, the BUSAC Fund has been awarded the prestigious CIMG Hall of Fame accolade for being the "Not-for-Profit-Making Organization of the Year-2014".

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CHEAP VEGETABLE OILS KILLING OIL PALM INDUSTRY

The import of cheap sub-standard vegetable oils into the country is killing the local oil palm industry, Samuel Awonnea Avaala, President of the Oil Palm Development Association of Ghana (OPDAG) has said. "The imported oils have a significant negative impact on the refining sector and a ripple effect on the value chain, including farmers, and all direct/indirect dependants in the palm oil secto

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BUSAC FUND INDUCTED INTO TOURISM HALL OF FAME

The Business Sector Advocacy Challenge (BUSAC) Fund won a “Special Award” at the maiden edition of the Ghana Tourism Hall of Fame awards ceremony held on 14th October 2016 in Accra.

The award was given in recognition of the Fund’s unflinching support for the development of the tourism sector in Ghana. The BUSAC Fund was accordingly inducted into the Ghana Tourism Ha

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Farmers Urged To Advocate Holistic Agriculture Bill

Bolgatanga, April 8, GNA - Professor David Millar, a former Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University for Development Studies (UDS), has appealed to farmers to advocate for the passage of a holistic Agriculture bill that would help to address the livestock and fishery industries instead of advocating for the passage of the Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and the Plant Breeders' Bill. He said

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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRAISES GOVERNMENT

The Sekondi-Takoradi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (STCCI) has commended Cabinet and Parliament for the commitment they showed in passing the Petroleum Sector local content and participation policy into law. The law mandates the Petroleum Commission to establish a Local Content Committee which would be responsible for ensuring that investors in the industry comply with all provisions that co

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GIVE YOUR PATRONS VALUE FOR THEIR MONEY—TOURISM MINISTER TELLS HOSPITALITY SERVICE GROUPS

The Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Hon Mrs. Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare has observed that Ghanaians have become sophisticated and have an appreciation for standard and quality service. She is therefore calling on tourism service providers, especially hotels, to take into account this changing trend and give patrons value for their money. Mrs. Ofosu-Adjare gave the advice when the Gh

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Protecting Consumer Rights, Consumer Protection Commission Proposed

In spite of the considerable stability and growth of the Ghanaian economy over the last two decades, we continue to stumble in the areas of consumer protection and rights because of a lack of well coordinated legislative regime that offers protection for patrons and consumers of critical services and goods. The Consumer Protection Agency (CPA) has in the recent been at the fore front advocating

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BUSAC FUND HIGHLIGHTS ACHIEVEMENTS IN AGRI-BUSINESS ADVOCACY

The BUSAC Fund Manager, Mr. Nicolas J. Gebara has emphasized the need for key stakeholders in the agricultural sub sector of the economy to come together and work towards the growth of the sector. BUSAC FUND HIGHLIGHTS ACHIEVEMENTS IN AGRI-BUSINESS ADVOCACY The BUSAC Fund Manager, Mr. Nicolas J. Gebara has emphasized the need for key stakeholders in the agricultural sub sector of the econom

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Service Providers call for enforcement of sanitation laws

Accra, Aug. 24, GNA - Mrs Ama A. Ofori-Antwi, the Executive Secretary of Environmental Services Providers Association (ESPA) has called for the enforcement of the country's existing sanitation bye laws to ensure a clean and healthy environment. She expressed concern about the growing incidence of indiscriminate disposal of waste without recourse to the health of the citizenry, and called on the

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DTI DELEGATION INTERACTS WITH BUSAC FUND GRANTEES

With the assistance of the BUSAC Fund, a thirteen-man delegation from the Danish Technological Institute (DTI) interacted with representatives of four Ghanaian business associations operating within the waste management and construction sector.

Left: The Fund Manager, Mr. Nicolas Gebara addressing the DTI delegation
Right: The immediate past president of CIOB-GH, Mr. Rockson Do

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LAUNCHING OF BUSAC FUND PHASE THREE

The BUSAC Fund is pleased to announce the launching of the third phase of the Programme (BUSAC III) starting from 1st July 2016. The Programme which will be implemented for the next four and half years will continue promoting private-public sector policy dialogue to improve the business environment for the Ghanaian private sector.

BUSAC Fund phase III will have a three-month inceptio

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