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2018-01-15 Akufo-Addo Govt Sets GDP Growth Record
[Ghana Presidency] Ghana's economy increased from 3.7% in 2016 to an estimated 7.9% in 2017, Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has stated.

2018-01-15 President Akufo-Addo Announces Electricity Tariff Reduction for Non-Residential Users
[Ghana Presidency] The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has announced that, as from January this year, non-residential users of electricity in the country would enjoy an average of 14% reduction in electricity tariffs.

2018-01-12 VP-Elect Taylor Cries in Ghanaian Church
[New Republic] Vice President-elect, Senator Jewel Howard Taylor, braved the tense atmosphere occasioned by the victory of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), and held back tears even when her boss wept before thousands of hands-waving crowd at the party's headquarters on the first day NEC announced results of the December 26 polls. But in Ghana, in an Accra-based Church, she did not hold back her tears before hundreds of unassuming congregants.

2018-01-11 Fences Need to Be Mended Between Ghana and the African Court
[The Conversation Africa] Ghana's Supreme Court recently put itself at odds with the African Court on Human and People's Rights when it disregarded a provisional order made in favour of businessman Alfred Woyome.

2018-01-11 Jewel Suffered Intimidation As Wife to Charles Taylor - Ghana's Prelate
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Nicholas Duncan Williams, Archbishop of the Christian Action Faith Ministries (CAFM) in Accra, Ghana says Liberia's Vice President-elect Jewel Howard Taylor endured intimidation as First Lady of Liberia, adding that the international community misinterpreted her situation.

2018-01-10 'You Have My Support' - President Akufo-Addo to Isaac Dogboe, Ghanaian Boxers
[Ghana Presidency] The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has pledged his and the support of Government for Ghanaian boxers, and, by extension, the new WBO Junior Featherweight champion Isaac Dogbe.

2018-01-10 OPIC Executive Vice President Travels to Ghana
[State Department] Accra -Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) Executive Vice President David Bohigian today joined Appolonia City Chief Executive Officer Bright Owusu-Amofah and GHL Bank Chief Executive Officer Dominic Adu for a commencement ceremony at Appolonia City, a new city development near the capital, as construction starts on low- and middle-income homes supported by mortgages from GHL Bank, an OPIC client.

2018-01-09 People With Dreads, Stretch Marks, Bleached Skin Disqualified From Immigration Jobs
[Guardian] Things just got real in Ghana.

2018-01-09 Justice System Needs a Major Overhaul
[The Conversation Africa] Ghanaians are flocking to the courts at a much higher rate than before. Invariably this has put pressure on the civil litigation system; cases are being stretched and delayed. The system is clogged, and people who've turned to the courts are often frustrated and upset.

2018-01-09 Poultry Farmers Appeal for Govt Assistance - Say Sector Is Dying
[Business Day] The government has been asked to take urgent steps to revamp and give a new lease of life to the nation's collapsing poultry industry.

2018-01-09 Analysts Urge Private Sector Involvement in Tor
[Business Day] Analysts in the oil and gas sector are upbeat about government's plans to revamp operations of the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR).

2018-01-09 Govt Clears One Billion Cedis Arrears to Road Contractors
[Business Day] Government has paid over one billion Ghana Cedis within the past 11 months to road contractors as outstanding arrears for work executed during the previous government's era, Mr Kwesi Amoako-Atta, the Minister of Roads and Highways, has disclosed.

2018-01-08 'Ghana's Best Days Lie Ahead of Us' - President Akufo-Addo
[Ghana Presidency] The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is confident that with a spirit of reconciliation, fairness, integrity and hard work, the best days of Mother Ghana lie ahead of us.

2018-01-06 President Akufo-Addo Meets Christian Leaders in the New Year
[Ghana Presidency] The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Wednesday, 3rd January, 2018, met with leaders of the Christian community at the Flagstaff House, Accra, to discuss matters of mutual concern, at a closed-door meeting.

2018-01-05 Safa President in Ghana for CAF Awards
[SAFA] South African Football Association (SAFA) president Dr Danny Jordaanis in Ghana attending the CAF Football Awards which are being attended by football luminaries, among them CAF and FIFA Presidents Ahmad and Gianni Infantino.

2018-01-03 Is Africa's Good-Governance Darling Losing the Fight Against Corruption?
[Afrobarometer] Accra -Corruption is a wicked problem that permeates every fabric of Ghanaian society, especially the public sector. Over the years, Ghana has fared dismally in its fight against corruption.

2018-01-05 Youth Min., EFA President Head for Ghana
[Egypt Online] Youth and Sports Minister Khaled Abdel Aziz and President of the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) Hany Abo Rida left Cairo Thursday heading for the Ghanaian capital Accra for a two-day visit.

2018-01-04 CAF President Ahmad Pays Courtesy Call On Ghana President Akufo-Addo
[CAF] CAF President Ahmad on Wednesday, 3 January 2018, paid a courtesy call on Ghana's President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the seat of Government in Accra.

2018-01-02 The Libyan Slave Trade and the Hypocrisy of the African Elite
[Public Agenda] In the past four weeks, we have all been regaled with stories of the Libyan slave trade. Sad as this is, we should ask ourselves as Africans, how did we get here? How did we create societies in which our young people see the need to take to the Atlantic Ocean, including those who cannot swim, instead of staying back home to help build their societies and decent lives for themselves?

2018-01-02 Businessmen Laud BoG Over Policy Rate Cut
[Public Agenda] The cut of the country's policy rate from 21 to 20 percent by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of Ghana (BoG) has been lauded by a section of businessmen in the Central Business District of Accra. But quickly added that the hundred basis point cut will guarantee businesses growth only if it leads to a significant decline in the high bank lending rates.

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