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How strong are Ghanaian banks?

There is no doubt that the banking industry plays a very formidable role in any economy and for it to thrive, it must have a robust system that is well supervised and regulated. Ghana’s banking system has gone through various transformations since the late 1980s and that includes the adoption …

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Four reasons why African States must raise their game in funding capacity for development

As the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) prepares for its Board of Governors’ Meeting in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, (4-5 September), under the theme “Enhancing Access to and Absorption of Development Resources in Africa,” its Executive Secretary, Professor Emmanuel Nnadozie, ponders, in this opinion piece, on the need for Africa …

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SSNIT didn’t only spend $66m for software, it spent GH¢240m on mailing cards

The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) is in the news for spending an amount of $66 million for software. But that’s not all, the institution entrusted with the life savings and future security of Ghanaian workers seems to have a reputation for splashing money on projects, that don’t …

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Ghana Aids Commission and the murky case of HIV drug COA FS

The Director-General of the Ghana Aids Commission (GAC), Dr. Mokowa Blay-Adu-Gyamfi has said that the locally manufactured COA FS drug is not an immune booster, but this claim that has been debunked by the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA). Speaking at a recent press conference organized by the GAC, in …

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As university sends satellite to space with $500,000 government hands $11.5m to businessman

It is not for nothing that accountability is an important component of governance. Governments around the world, including the Ghana government have signed up to the Open Government Partnership, a system that ensures public accountability. But until citizens vigorously demand accountability, governments would squander with reckless abandon and for personal …

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Fresh ideas, scaled-up ambitions for investment in Ghana and beyond

Two years ago, world leaders convened in Addis Ababa for a remarkable first—the global community met to agree on ways to finance the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with the objective of virtually eliminating extreme poverty. The development needs of today, and through the year 2030, are enormous. With that …

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Riposte: Lynching not cultural: Lecturer disagrees with Otabil

The notion of culture is up for a debate. The claim by the clergyman, Mensah Otabil, that the act of lynching is an embedded cultural practice among Ghanaians has ruffled many feathers with continuing backlash on social media regarding the claim. One of those who disagree with Mensah Otabil is …

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Dr Felix Anyah as CEO of Korle-bu – He has a tall order including alleged corruption, nepotism

The appointment of Dr. Felix Anyah as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Korle-bu Teaching Hospital comes at a crucial time in the tertiary institution’s history. Ghana Business News would like to congratulate and wish him well. The Korle-bu Teaching Hospital, one of the legacies of British colonial …

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The illusion of the French elections

The election of the Europeanist Macron, who is a real child of the banking system and of the forces of globalization, to the presidency of France has prevented, on the one hand, the automatic activation of the decomposing procedures of a European Union that is under German control and has …

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Africa and India – sharing the development journey

Africa, like India, is a continent of rich and compelling diversity.  Both continents share a similar landscape, a shared colonial history, and similar economic and demographic challenges.  This helps both India and Africa work especially well with each other. This cooperation is both a mutual privilege and priority. At the …

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