Major donor backs Ghana-IMF talks

The European Union , the country's largest financial donor, says it supports government's ongoing talks with the International Monetary Fund aimed at crafting a programme to restore fiscal stability and rebuild depleted foreign exchange reserves. After months of dithering, President John Mahama in August instructed a team of negotiators led by Dr. Kwesi Botchwey, a former Minister of Finance, to open discussions with the IMF for a possible stabilisation programme. | 22-Oct-2014 15:03

Kwaisey Pee Calls On Musicians To Boycott Ghana Music Awards

Highlife musician, Kwaisey Pee has called on fellow Ghanaian musicians to boycott the Ghana Music Awards, if Charter House continues with its decision to sue Shatta Wale. Charter House, organizers of the Ghana Music Awards has commenced a legal action against the 2014 Ghana Music Awards Artist of The Year winner, claiming damages up to the tune of 10 million Ghana cedis for defamation. | 22-Oct-2014 11:13

Worried Ghana FA Desperate To See Start of Premier League

The Kumasi-based club are contesting their relegation from their Premier League over a technicality against another Premier League club - Aduana Stars. They have through the law court thus prevented the GFA from holding its annual congress session - which will be used to confirm the demoted and promoted teams - a pre-requisite for the start of every football season in Ghana. | 22-Oct-2014 11:13

Assemblies continue to violate financial regulations

The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament, has expressed deep concern over the continued disregard for public financial regulations by Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies . Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, Chairman of the Committee, noted that in spite of recommendations by the Auditor-General, and admonitions by the Committee, the Assemblies kept repeating the mistakes and violations - leading to the loss of huge sums of money to the State. | 22-Oct-2014 07:22

Battling Monsanto Laws In Ghana And Zambia

Legislation would restrict farmers from an age-old practice: freely saving, swapping, breeding, and selling the seeds they rely on Laws are being proposed and passed in Ghana and Zambia that would restrict farmers from saving, exchanging, and selling seeds. In a quick and easy action, UK citizens can send a letter to their MP asking the UK government to stop pressuring Ghana to pass the "Monsanto Law": 1. Battling the "Monsanto law" in Ghana Chris Walker New Internationalist, 20 Oct 2014 This week, farmers in Ghana are on the frontlines of a battle. | 22-Oct-2014 03:31

Ebola-infected countries could export up to three cases per month: study

The countries at the heart of West Africa's Ebola epidemic may export up to three cases a month to other parts of the world, and the figure will rise if the outbreak spreads further, a new study suggests. The work, led by Toronto-based researcher Dr. Kamran Khan, predicts the world may see an exported case every 10 days or so via air travel. | 21-Oct-2014 23:30

Ghana need strong entrepreneurs- Ms. Cobbah

The Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Communications Africa , Ms. Esther A.N Cobbah, has stressed the need to build a culture of entrepreneurs in the country. | 21-Oct-2014 19:26

Xclusiv Fotos: Ghanaian Celebs Support Nollywood Actress Omoni Oboli At "Being Mrs. Elliot" Premiere

Nollywood actress, Omoni Oboli has urged Ghanaian movie fans to make an effort to see her directorial debut film, Being Mrs. Elliot. The new film was premiered last Friday at the Silverbird Cinemas in Accra, Ghana at a ceremony which attracted some of the crA me de la crA me of Ghana's movie. | 21-Oct-2014 19:26

Take advantage of EU-Ghana relations - Businesses told

The Head of the European Union Delegation to Ghana has advised companies to make good use of the opportunity to indulge in free trade with the Union , for sustainable development. Giving the advice at a media interaction in Accra, Ambassador William Hanna said, Ghanaian companies had a good chance of wooing investors in the EU as the country already has a strong relationship with the Union. | 21-Oct-2014 19:26

PHOTOS: Nana Oye Lither, Celebs, Others Lead One Ghana Again Ebola Campaign

Saturday, 18th of October, 2014, will go down well in the history of Ghana- as a day Ghana celebrities, health workers and ordinary Ghanaians troop out in their numbers to launch the long awaited ONE Ghana united against Ebola campaign. The campaign launch which started with a poster pasting, flyers distribution across the capital city of Accra, was ended at Rawlings Park, Accra, where hundreds of audience settled down for the launch proper. | 21-Oct-2014 15:28

Ghanaians prefer tall leaders - Research

Months of survey by The aL-hAJJ across the country has revealed that, regardless of the constitutional requirement of who qualifies for election as President, Ghanaians in general prefer either bulky, thick, tall, lanky or well-built persons as leaders. While most respondents agree competence is key for sound governance, the overwhelming majority also noted that in Ghanaian politics, the personality and looks of the candidate who wants to lead the country also form a basis for his or her selection in the nation's keenly contested presidential elections. | 21-Oct-2014 15:28

Agreement on Rawlings' Book reached

Samuel Atta Akyea, counsel for former President Jerry John Rawlings - in a case in which the former president is seeking to place an injunction on the launching of a book by Professor Kwaku Danso-Boafo, Ghana's immediate past High Commissioner to the United Kingdom - has told an Accra Fast Track High Court that the final draft on the two parties' agreement to settle the matter out of court, was almost ready. He told the court, presided over by Justice L.L. Mensah, that the draft was ready except for some one or two paragraphs which needed to be looked at again. | 21-Oct-2014 15:28

Fuel prices will not be reduced'

Government says it cannot immediately reduce the prices of petroleum products in the country despite a drop in the price of crude oil on the world market. Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, Minister of Energy and Petroleum, who made this known, last Friday in Accra, said the fall in the price of crude oil on the world market was still in a transitional trend. | 21-Oct-2014 11:42

Can we prevent demolitions in Ghana?

There have been several demolitions in Ghana over the years. The most recent was the one at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle where hundreds of shops were razed to the ground. | 21-Oct-2014 07:51

Ghana's Record on Women's Rights to Face Scrutiny

Ghana's record on women's rights will be examined by the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women on Friday 24 October 2014 in meetings that will be webcast live. Ghana is one of the 188 States parties to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and is required to submit regular reports to the Committee of 23 independent experts on how it is implementing the Convention. | 21-Oct-2014 03:58

How 2face, Mafikizolo, MzVee, Wizkid others rock Hennessy Artistry concert

It was an atmosphere of VSOP, music, dance and blend of Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa music icons yesterday, 18th of October 2014, at Accra international Conference Centre; a first of its kind Hennessy Artistry Concert in Ghana. The annual Hennessy artistry is an innovative musical platform launched worldwide by Hennessy in 2006 to celebrate the vibrant multiculturalism of different music genres. | 20-Oct-2014 23:54

Ghana: Corruption and Indiscipline - a Major Cause of Road Accident

We were concerned about the mechanical device of the vehicle as the cause of accidents. People are calling for the ban of the 207 mini buses, but no one has called for the withdrawal of licenses from undisciplined drivers. | 20-Oct-2014 19:51

Baci crowned Ghana's Most Beautiful season VIII

After weeks and months of various activities, a graduate of the University of Development Studies , Wa Campus, Bentie Abigail Baciara, has been crowned winner of TV3's Ghana's Most Beautiful VIII. Popularly known as Baci, the 22-year-old representing the Upper West Region was declared winner on Sunday, October 19 when the final show was held at the Accra International Conference Center. | 20-Oct-2014 15:58

Spio pleads for non-Ghanaian traders

DR. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, Minister of Trade and Industry, says Ghana must tread cautiously in expelling non-Ghanaians from the country's markets. According to him, the move may have a negative impact on the country, explaining that Ghanaians involved in petty trading in other ECOWAS countries risk losing their livelihood if those countries also enforce the same laws. | 20-Oct-2014 12:09

Liberia president describes heavy cost of Ebola

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said Ebola has killed more than 2,000 people in her country and has brought it to "a standstill," noting that Liberia and two other badly hit countries were already weakened by years of war. Appealing for more international help, Sirleaf described the devastating effects of Ebola in a "Letter to the World" that was broadcast Sunday by the BBC. | 20-Oct-2014 08:21

92% of companies in Ghana are SMES - " Report

A study conducted by Bastiat Ghana, a liberal economy think tank, shows that 92 per cent of companies registered in Ghana are micro, small and medium-scale enterprise . According to the study 85 per cent of the SMEs offer employment in the manufacturing sector. | 20-Oct-2014 08:21

Ghana a leading country with Glaucoma

Dr Oscar Debrah, Head, Eye Care Unit, Ghana Health Service , says Ghana is a leading country with the highest glaucoma cases of 700,000 with 35, 000 patients going blind. Glaucoma is group of eye disorders that have few symptoms in their early stages, but eventually leads to damage of the optic nerve , which could lead to vision loss or complete blindness. | 20-Oct-2014 08:21

Injury SCARE For Ghana As Asamoah Gyan Is Stretchered Off In UAE Top-Flight

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan was stretchered off in the final minutes of Al Ain's 3-1 victory over Al Ain on Thursday night in the Arabian Gulf League. Gyan appeared to injure his left knee or thigh after an awkward confrontation with Dhafra goalkeeper Abdullah Sultan at the Hazza bin Zayed Stadium. | 19-Oct-2014 06:03

Ghana's main opposition party elects Akufo-Addo as 2016 candidate

Ghana's main opposition New Patriotic Party voted overwhelmingly on Saturday to retain Nana Akufo-Addo as its leader for the 2016 election, setting up a rematch of the last poll when he lost narrowly to President John Mahama. The election is also expected to be close given that the ruling National Democratic Congress government has faced economic headwinds including rising inflation, a stubborn budget deficit and a currency that has fallen sharply this year. | 19-Oct-2014 02:25

Stratcomm Africa Celebrates Ghanaian Entrepreneurs With 'Our Story Your Story'

Accra- 15th October - Strategic Communications Africa Ltd has launched 'Our Story, Your Story', a ground-breaking showcasing of Ghanaian entrepreneurship, perseverance and excellence on 14th October, 2014 at the Alisa Hotel in Accra. The event was attended by many dignitaries including the Japanese Ambassador to Ghana, H.E. Mr. Kaoru Yoshimura, the Deputy Chief of Missions for the US Embassy, Madam Pat Aslup, the Chairperson of First Atlantic Bank and Board Member of Stratcomm Africa, Madam Karen Akiwumi-Tanor, President of the Association of Ghana Industries , Mr. James Asare-Adjei, Mr. Rami Baitie, Head of Corporate Affairs for the UT Group and many other seasoned Ghanaian entrepreneurs. | 18-Oct-2014 22:49

Ghana: Govt Struggles to Reintegrate 'Witches'

Interning people accused of witchcraft in camps has a long tradition in northern Ghana. Despite efforts to disband the camps, the accused often cannot go home. | 18-Oct-2014 19:08

Konadu strengthens bid for full-time Ghana coach

Stand-in trainer Maxwell Konadu strengthened his bid to become Ghana coach permanently following the Black Stars 3-1 defeat of Guinea 3-1 in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying. The 41-year-old is currently in charge of the country's home-based national team, but he is now two matches unbeaten in his caretaker role for the senior team. | 18-Oct-2014 15:26

Ghana's Lumi re Couture to showcase @Glitz Africa Fashion Week

Ghanaian luxury women's brand Lumiere Couture, owned by Bertha Owusu, is set to outdoor another collection at the Glitz Africa fashion week, happening in November in Accra. Barely a year after hitting the fashion scene, the brand is doing quite well as this is the brand's second major collection. | 18-Oct-2014 11:46

Ghana's SMEs underutilised

The British High Commissioner to Ghana, Mr Jon Benjamin, has said that the potential of Ghana's small and medium scale enterprises industry is being underutilised. "Yet, self-dependent small businesses have the potential to grow into new industries for Ghana. | 18-Oct-2014 08:01

Wizkid and 2face Set To Perform Together In Ghana For The First Time Ever

This weekend isn;t one Ghanaian people would forget in a hurry as the West African country welcomes two of Nigeria's finest music stars. Star-Boy Wizkid and 2face will arrive Ghana today, October 17 for the Hennessy Artistry concert scheduled to hold on Saturday, October 18 at the Accra International Conference Centre. | 18-Oct-2014 04:16

Scots uni prize in Ghana contest

Students in Ghana are competing in a radio contest styled on The Apprentice to win a place at Dundee University. The winner will land a postgraduate scholarship for an Energy Studies-related course in Scotland, including return flights and residential, living and learning materials allowances. | 18-Oct-2014 00:29

Mahama urges Ghanaian soldiers to join in efforts to fight Ebola

President John Mahama has urged Ghanaian soldiers to complement efforts of their counterparts in the West African sub-region in helping fight the deadly Ebola virus. He said aside their internal duties of manning quarantine zones and protecting treatment centres, their support is also required to provide an immediate solution which will ensure that the disease does not wipe out all West Africans. | 17-Oct-2014 20:29

FAO commends Ghana for achieving MDG One

The Food and Agriculture Organisation has commended Ghana for achieving the Millennium Development Goal One ahead of 2015. In a statement read on his behalf at the commemoration of World Food Day in Accra yesterday, the Director-General of FAO, Mr Jose Graziano da Silver, said Ghana had been able to reduce the hunger prevalence rate from 40.5 per cent between 1990 and 1992 to less than five per cent in 2013. | 17-Oct-2014 16:32

Ghana, IMF conclude first round of bailout discussions in Washington DC

The International Monetary Fund is expected to continue talks with Ghana next month for a possible Fund program for the country. According to a statement issued by the head of the IMF mission to Ghana, Joel Toujas-Bernate, discussions were productive. | 17-Oct-2014 12:40

African Journalists Developing Digital Tools To Fight Ebola

In the West African country of Ghana, journalists from the Global Editors Network , which represents more than 1,000 editors-in-chief around the world, are teaming up with local nonprofit PenPlusBytes to sponsor a pair of hack days for Ghana-based journalists, developers, and designers to develop tools aimed at combatting "panic, irrational information, dangerous rumours and uncertified facts" surrounding the ongoing Ebola epidemic. A $9,000 Indiegogo campaign is currently underway to cover expenses for the two hack days in Accra, Ghana. | 17-Oct-2014 08:46

Ghana's economy to grow at 6.9%

The Ghana Statistical Service has projected that the economy will grow at 6.9 per cent, far from the government's target of eight per cent set for the close of the year. The GSS, which compiles, processes and disseminates statistical data, based its projection on the value of goods and services produced in the country, measured by Gross Domestic Product in the first and second quarters of this year. | 17-Oct-2014 04:54

South Africa or Ghana could replace Morocco as 2015 Afcon hosts

The venue of the finals in early 2015 is in major doubt, with Morocco considering pulling out as a result of the Ebola virus epidemic South Africa and Ghana have emerged as candidates to host the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations should the event be cancelled in Morocco due to the Ebola outbreak. The Ebola virus epidemic in west Africa has so far affected more than 8000 people in the worst outbreak of its kind in history. | 17-Oct-2014 00:55

Vote for the man Ghanaians want - Ken Agyepong

Member of Parliament for Assin Central Constituency in the Central Region has tasked delegates of the New Patriotic Party to remain steadfast and vote for a candidate whom Ghanaians are desperately yearning for, to replace the incompetent NDC government. Speaking to delegates of the Awutu Senya West Constituency on Wednesday, October 15, at a meeting between Nana Akufo-Addo and the 500 plus delegates from the constituency who will be voting on Saturday, Hon. | 16-Oct-2014 20:53

Ghana DJ Awards 2015 Theme Music Released

With technical input from 3fs studios, Miray said she tried to come up with something beautiful, thematic and simple but also edgy and festive for the occasion. Signed on to Swagg Luna gh record label, Miray, real name, Miray Mansan Gomont first had a stint with the entertainment world when she participated in a dancing competition at Ivory coast when she was nine years. | 16-Oct-2014 16:47

Ghana's IMF talks restart banks' currency trade

CURRENCY trading among Ghanaian banks is restarting after a 15-month hiatus as International Monetary Fund talks spur a rally in the cedi, the local currency. "The decision to go to the IMF is giving people confidence that there will be sanity in the economy," Anthony Kofi Asare, the head of treasury at Accra-based GCB Bank, the nation's largest lender by branches, said yesterday. | 16-Oct-2014 12:48

Ebola escalation could trigger major food crisis

The global famine warning system is predicting a major food crisis if the Ebola outbreak continues to grow exponentially over the coming months, and the United Nations still hasn't reached over 750,000 people in need of food in West Africa as prices spiral and farms are abandoned. On the eve of World Food Day on Thursday, U.N agencies and non-governmental organizations are scrambling to scale up efforts to avert widespread hunger. | 16-Oct-2014 08:53

Ghana to co - "manage Togo, Benin airspace

The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority has commenced talks with Togo and Benin to co-manage their respective upper airspace. Togo and Benin have requested for autonomy from Ghana in the management of their respective upper airspace, as contention over revenue deepens. | 16-Oct-2014 08:53

Tigo Supports Graduating Cadet Officers Of Ghana Military Academy

Tigo Ghana has presented smartphones and 1-year fully connected modems to graduating cadet officers of the Ghana Military Academy at the Military Academy and Training Schools in Accra. At a short ceremony, the Mobile Network Operator handed over the items worth GHS 19,500 and a cheque for GHS 10,000 as their contribution to deepening the relationship with the Ghana Military Academy and the Ghana Armed Forces as a whole. | 16-Oct-2014 05:06

OccupyGhana threatens to sue gov't over corruption

Leaders of the OccupyGhana Movement have served notice they will drag the Attorney-General and Auditor-General to court if they fail to retrieve monies wrongfully paid to certain individuals under dubious circumstances. They say the nation is bleeding profusely from a litany of corrupt activities and the time for action was now. | 16-Oct-2014 01:08

2face and Wizkid In First Collabo As Hennessy Artistry Comes To Ghana

Nigeria's biggest pop icon, 2Face and the starboy, Wizkid are about to turn the Artistry season a notch higher as the headliners move out of Nigeria for the first time ever this weekend to deliver the biggest Hennessy Artistry international concert in the city of Accra, Ghana. With two of Nigeria's biggest music acts 2Face and Wizkid performing alongside buzzing Ghanaian artistes like 4 -4, Edem, MzVee and South African duo, Mafikizolo, the Hennessy Artistry concert will hold this Saturday, October 18th at the Accra International Conference Centre. | 15-Oct-2014 18:39

Black Stars Supporters In 'Fatal' Crasha One Dead

One person is reported to have perished in a crash involving supporters travelling to Tamale to watch the AFCON qualifier between Ghana's Black Stars and their counterparts from Guinea. The deceased is reported to be an accounts clerk at the Kumasi Stadium Clinic. | 15-Oct-2014 18:39

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