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BGI, LLC Commission Safe Water Station

  BGI LLC News from Daily Guide, written by Cephas Larbi BG International, an American-based development firm, in collaboration with Safe Water Network, has commissioned a Safe Water Station at Yawkwei in the Ashanti region. The safe water station is expected to serve over 12,000 people in four villages in the Ashanti region. The station pumps raw water from existing boreholes…read more →

Remarks for DCM Pat Alsup at the Commissioning of Ashanti Water Stations

Remarks for DCM Pat Alsup at the Commissioning of Ashanti Water Stations On March 14, 2014 (As Prepared) His Excellency Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene, Chief and Elders; Honorable President/First Lady/Minister; Honorable Regional Minister; The Regional and District Government Officials; Ladies and Gentlemen; It is a real honor to join you this morning for the commissioning of a safe…read more →

Nigeria set to become Africa’s biggest economy

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria is set to overtake South Africa as the biggest economy in Africa with a long-overdue recount of its GDP that will give it continental bragging rights but do little for its 112 million people scrabbling  to survive in desperate poverty. African member of the G20 on the strength of its position as the continent’s economic…read more →

Back to Africa? For some African-Americans, the answer is yes

A steady trickle of African-Americans find a homeland in Africa, whether motivated by love, money, or a desire to connect with ancestral roots. Ghana has become a particularly popular destination.  Jimmy Thorne says that relocating to Ghana is one of the best moves he’s ever made. It doesn’t matter if he, an African-American, gets called “obroni,” the local word for white person,…read more →

Ashanti Region Benefits From Safe Water Project

March 17,2014 Ashanti Region Benefits From Safe Water Project The provision of safe drinking water in the Ashanti Region had been bolstered with the inauguration of a Safe Water Station at Yawkwei in the Asante-Akim South District. The project, funded by BG International (BGI), a United States (US)-based development firm, and Safe Water Network, an international Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), is…read more →

Rent advance now one month in new housing policy

General News of Friday, 7 March 2014 Rent advance now one month in new housing policy A new housing policy is set to be rolled out, banning landlords from charging tenants more than one month rent advance. The policy will also relax the mortgage regime and make it impossible for landlords to vary rent contracts to the disadvantage of tenants….read more →

BGI LLC Featured in Shopping Centers Today Magazine

BGI LLC  Featured in Shopping Centers Today’s December 2013 Magazine. Africa’s Next Frontier By Anna Robaton Africa’s surging economies, burgeoning middle classes and rapidly growing cities promise to keep retail developers busy for Years.  …According to CEO Irwin Barkan of BG International, a U.S. shopping centre developer “who said ten years ago there was not a modern supermarket on the continent outside…read more →

BGI LLC Featured in Retailer & Developer Article by GulfNews.com

GulfNews.com features BGI LL’s CEO Irwin Barkan in this article about retail and retailor trends in Africa’s blooming economies… Retailers and Developers Lured by African Attraction By Sarah Algethami, Staff Reporter Published: 18:57 November 25, 2013 GulfNews.com Economic growth in sub-Saharan region expected to reach more than 5 per cent Dubai: Africa is becoming an attractive market for mall developers…read more →

France ready to establish more businesses in Ghana

  The French Ambassador to Ghana, Frederic Clavier has expressed his country’s readiness to establish more businesses in the country under the French Chamber of Commerce. Speaking during a tour of AngloGold Ashanti Iduapriem mine at Tarkwa in the Western Region, he said Ghana has proven to be one of the perfect investment destinations in the sub-region. Ambassador Clavier said…read more →

Turkey to build industrial parks in Ghana

 Turkey to build industrial parks in Ghana   Turkey is to construct two industrial parks at Accra and Kumasi respectively beginning next year at a cost of over $300 million. Outgoing Charge d’Affairs of Turkey Embassy in Accra, Simay Erinoglo, speaking to journalists in Accra on Tuesday, said the two projects, which are designed to attract many Turkish investors into…read more →