What does Women’s Empowerment Look Like To You? Five Responses from SSA

“When you have women in positions of leadership, business does better and there’s more innovation, more value creation and more profit”, Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa. Marking the occasion of International Women’s Day, we decided to reflect on conversations we’ve had with women in agriculture and entrepreneurship around the continent over the last year. Here are some of the things they had to say…


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Ghana Ports Expansion. Three parts progress, Two parts opposition.

The Bollore, APM Terminals and Ghana Ports and Harbour Authority consortium, Meridian Ports Services (MPS) is expected to complete work on the Tema port this year. The group has gained some vocal detractors however. Meanwhile, automation last year has made notable improvements on the ground with completely effacing bureaucratic and governance risk.

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