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Focus on Ghana: Insurance policyholders come first

The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo appointed Justice Yaw Ofori as the new Commissioner of the National Insurance Commission of Ghana. He took over from Lydia Lariba Bawa in September last year. Prior to his appointment, he was the first Director of the Ghana Insurance College for 11 years and also a Senior Manager of Vanguard Assurance Company for two years, bringing an extensive range of experience to his new post.

Focus on Ghana: Insurance regulations yielding fruit

Ghana’s insurance sector, still one of the smallest on the continent, has recently seen healthy growth thanks to innovative products – but a great deal more needs to done before it can reach its full potential.

Focus on Ghana: Bonds and equities activity set to increase

Paul Ababio was appointed Deputy Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission in September 2017 following a two-year stint at UT Bank. Ababio and the Commission’s Director General Daniel Ogbarmey Tetteh, have set out ambitious plans to grow private-sector participation in Ghana’s capital markets. African Banker spoke to Ababio about how they will achieve their goals.

Focus on Ghana: A more positive outlook for 2018

“Following on from the reductions in treasury bill rates, the banking sector is readjusting to actually making money from the real sector,” says Alhassan Andani, President of GAB and MD Stanbic Bank Ghana.

Focus on Ghana: Creating the regional financial hub

Ghana’s Minister of Finance, Hon. Ken Ofori-Atta, has overseen a revival of fortunes for the country’s economy. He aims to put the private sector at the forefront of economic growth and development.

Focus on Ghana: A leaner, fitter, more responsive sector

After a difficult past few years when global growth slowed, oil and gas prices slumped and the demand for commodities hit the floor, Ghana’s economy is now robust and growing at around 9%. In this Special Focus report, we analyse the sector in all its aspects and talk to the major players in each segment.