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AfDB calls on African countries to implement 27-year-old open skies agreement

Travelling within Africa can be a pain in the neck. The requirements for visa to other African countries and the unavailability of direct flights connecting most countries and the high cost of air tickets make it almost impossible for most citizens of the continent to travel around. All these difficulties …

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Providing housing to slum dwellers is urgent policy issue – Study

Providing housing to slum dwellers, protecting them from natural disasters and diseases and connecting them to jobs and services through improved infrastructure are urgent policy issues in many sub-Saharan African cities, a study conducted by the World Bank with support from the Ghana Statistical Service shows. The study titled “Monetary …

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Ibrahim Index 2017 finds increasing deterioration in overall governance in Ghana

The 2017 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) launched today, November 20, 2017 says that over the last five years, Ghana has been showing signs of ‘Increasing Deterioration’ in overall governance. The IIAG which provides an annual assessment of the quality of governance in African countries reveals that the continent’s …

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PwC Ghana calls for additional compliance measures as government projects GH¢40b in taxes

Government will need to be proactive at implementing additional short-term measures to ensure tax compliance and revenue collection from the current taxpayer pool, particularly from the informal sector, PwC Ghana has said. In its commentary on the 2018 Budget, PwC Ghana said the measures would be necessary to enable government …

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Hard work and discipline makes useful and valuable citizens – President

Stakeholders in the educational sector must instill the virtues of hard work and discipline in school-going children to ensure they become useful and valuable citizens of Ghana, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said.  However, for this to materialise, “it is essential that key players in the education sector, school …

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Government to give $1m per constituency to fund Development Authorities – Bawumia

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has said the-soon-to-be established Development Authorities under the government’s Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme will be funded through the $1 million per constituency funds to drive rural development. He said the Development Authorities, which included Northern Development Authority, Middle Belt Development Authority and Coastal Development …

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Ghana has third-highest number of students in American universities

There are currently 3,111 Ghanaian students enrolled at more than 630 tertiary institutions across the United States of America.  “Ghana is the third-largest sender of students from Africa, after only Nigeria (11,710 students) and Kenya (3,189 students)’’, a statement issued by the Public Affairs Section of the Embassy of the …

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Rwanda finally reciprocates visa deal with Ghana

Two years after Ghana made a reciprocal visa deal with Rwanda which meant that Rwandan citizens didn’t need visas to enter Ghana, the east African country has finally fulfilled its side of the deal. The deal which Ghana effected in 2015 was following a letter issued on November 22, 2015, …

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Ghana loses 318,514 tons of maize annually to post-harvest losses – Study

Ghana loses about 318,514 tonnes of maize annually to post-harvest losses according to a 2016 study by Dr Bruno Tran, an expert in post-harvest losses management with the Africa Post-Harvest Losses Information System (APHLIS). This figure represents 18 per cent of the country’s annual maize production and Northern Region is …

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Government plans to make Ghana centre for financial services in West Africa

The government of Ghana in its 2018 budget statement is considering the possibility of making Ghana the centre for financial services in West Africa. In the statement read by Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, in Parliament Wednesday November 15, 2017 the government announced plans to establish a taskforce in 2018 whose …

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