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Ghana inflation rate for April falls to 8.5%

Ghana’s national inflation rate has seen a decline compared to the previous month. According to the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), the year-on-year inflation rate was 8.5 per cent in April 2021, a 1.8 percentage point lower than the 10.3 per cent recorded in March. Meanwhile, the month-on-month inflation between March …

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CNRG worried over continued smuggling of Zimbabwe’s mineral resources

The Centre for Natural Resource Governance (CNRG) says it is gravely concerned with the continued smuggling of Zimbabwe’s mineral resources by politically connected criminal networks. This follows the arrest of Tashinga Nyasha Masinire at the OR Tambo International Airport for illegal possession of 23 pieces of gold valued at R11 …

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Ghana to host first Honey Day

The first Ghana Honey Day and International Bee Day Celebration would be observed at the Forestry Research Institute of Ghana at Fumesua, near Kumasi on May 20, this year in recognition of the UN Bee Day. However, the Ghana Apiculture Platform (GHANAP) has expressed worry about how honeybees and other …

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Ghana to host African Swimming and Open Water championships

The Ghana Swimming Association (GSA) has won the bid to host the 2021 CANA Junior/Senior Swimming and Open Water Championships at the CANA Bureau meeting held via zoom over the weekend. Ghana would host about 54 countries in Africa for the seven-day event slated for 11th – 17th October, this …

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Liberian president appointed Ambassador for Pan-African Inter-School Championship

President of Liberia, George Weah has been appointed as the first Ambassador of the Pan-African Inter-School Championship. He is the only African to have won the FIFA World Player of the Year award. The appointment follows a joint meeting between the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF), Federation of International Football …

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Ghana opens first US government funded malaria-focused laboratory at military hospital

Ghana has opened the Joint Operational Vector-borne Disease Entomology Laboratory at 37 Military Hospital in Accra. It is the first lab of its kind in Ghana made possible with the strong military-to-military cooperation between Ghana and the US. Funded by the US government through the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) Africa …

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Icelandic Whistleblower wins WIN WIN Gothenburg Sustainability Award

Icelandic whistleblower Jóhannes Stefánsson who, with his life at stake, led the revelation of a widespread corruption scandal connected to fishing quotas in Namibia has emerged this year’s winner of the WIN WIN Gothenburg Sustainability Award, a sustainability award. The award comes with a prize of 1 million SEK which …

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Acquire knowledge in ICT- Chief Justice tells Magistrates

Chief Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah has urged magistrates to build knowledge in Information Communication Technology (ICT) so that they are not left behind in the digitalised world. Chief Justice Yeboah while swearing-in eight magistrates in Accra, said technology continued to be part and parcel of human life. Global changes in …

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GHS to utilize biometrics technology for vaccine delivery

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) is in discussions with Simprints Technology Ltd to introduce biometrics for easy identification of beneficiaries in the delivery of vaccines. Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, the Director-General of the GHS, at a workshop by Simprints to introduce the technology, said it would help identify people easily with …

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Eastern Region records 152 road accident deaths first quarter 2021

A total of 152 persons have died in the First Quarter of 2021 through road accidents in the Eastern Region of Ghana increasing the death toll as compared to 80 deaths recorded during the same period last year. Overall, 529 road crashes were recorded involving 297 commercial vehicles, 181 private …

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