Isaac Twumasi Quantus's Blog – February 2012 Archive (5)

West Africa has potential for top-five gold spot

West Africa has the potential to become one of the top five gold-producing regions in the world, according to Wood Mackenzie mining industry analyst Jonathan Leng.

Numerous new gold-mining projects are being developed in West Africa, particularly in Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Liberia and Sierra Leone, but none of them are big enough to threaten the top gold producer, China, he adds.

“The recent boom in the industry is the result of two main factors: first, the…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on February 29, 2012 at 7:57am — No Comments

Sustained Renewable Energy for Africa

I am pleased to have the opportunity to say a few words on a matter of great importance for us in Africa. It is particularly appropriate that for some weeks now I have been talking about renewable energy resources in Africa.

It is common knowledge that Africa is very well endowed with a rich variety of energy resources, including oil, coal, and other fossil fuels, hydroelectricity, solar and other sources of renewable energy.  Paradoxically, however,…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on February 27, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

South Africa set for carbon tax in 2013

Industry lobbying means nearly two thirds of emissions will be tax-exempt until 2020, under Treasury proposal.

South Africa could introduce a carbon tax next year if a proposal contained in the country's latest budget comes to fruition.

The Treasury yesterday put forward plans for a carbon tax of 120 rand (£10) per ton for emissions over and above a 60% threshold that will be set for a number of carbon intensive sectors, including electricity, petroleum, iron, steel and…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on February 27, 2012 at 9:18am — No Comments

Unilever committed to sustainability

Unilever Ghana Limited says it aims to inspire its consumers to adopt new, sustainable behavior that will prolong their lives and the company’s business.

This is in line with its social responsibility activitie, under its sustainable-living plan to grow the business profitably while reducing the environmental impact of its activities, said Mr. David Mureithi, Managing Director for West Africa.

Part of this plan involves the campaign for regular handwashing and brushing of…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on February 22, 2012 at 11:44am — No Comments

Finland eyes business openings in Ghana

Finland is eyeing investment opportunities in strategic areas of Ghana’s economy to hasten the growth of the country’s economy. Telecoms, Exports, Mining and the Oils sectors are sections of the economy engaging Finland’s attention.

A delegation from Finland on Wednesday, met with Trade Minister, Hannah Tetteh to iron out modalities of trade opportunities the two countries could explore together.

Speaking on Multi TV’s current affairs show, pm:…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on February 13, 2012 at 9:51am — No Comments

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