Daniel Annerose, chief executive of Manobi, an African mobile data services company, and José Alfredo Rizek, executive director of Indotel, the Dominican Republic's telecoms regulator, take part in our debate celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Basic Telecommunications services deal. They discuss what has been the impact on governments, consumers and businesses, and what have been the implications for development.
Friday, 29 February 2008
Monday, 18 February 2008
The Enterprise Europe Network is the largest network of contact points providing information and advice to EU companies on EU matters, in particular small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
The network offers concrete and effective solutions to entrepreneurs and companies in more than 40 countries, including the 27 EU member states, three EU candidate countries (Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey), members of the European Economic Area (EEA) and other participating third countries.
Launched in 2008 by the European Commission, the Enterprise Europe Network combines and builds on the former Innovation Relay Centres and Euro Info Centers (established in 1995 and 1987 respectively). The new integrated network offers a “one-stop shop” to meet all the information needs of SMEs and companies in Europe.
Thursday, 7 February 2008
Preliminary investigations by the Ministry of Transportation have indicated that an eight-kilometre bridge is required over the Oti River to link Dambai to Northern Ghana. Mr Godfrey Tangu Bayon, Minister of State at the Ministry of Transportation said in Parliament that the bridge would be the longest bridge yet to be constructed in Ghana.
The Ministry however, currently has no plans to construct that bridge,
Mr Bayon said in response to a question on plans the Ministry has to construct a bridge over the River Oti to link Krachi West Constituency and the Northern Region.
He observed that there was no bridge across the river to link Dambai and Borae communities, but were however, being served by a ferry operated by the Volta Lake Transport Company.
The Minister, in response to another question said Government was in the process of developing alternate routes to ease the traffic congestion that has arisen at the Tetteh Quarshie Interchange as a result of the opening of the Accra Shopping Mall.
The measures include the widening of the Teshie-La Road, development of the Teshie Link Road, which is underway and a bypass at the Spintex Road.