Home / Lead (page 4)

Lead

I don’t expect Amidu to witch-hunt – Dr Bossman Asare

Dr Bossman Eric Asare,  Head of Department for Political Science of the University of Ghana, Legon says he expects Special Prosecutor nominee Mr Martin Amidu to work within the law of the office. He said he did not expect Mr Martin Amidu to embark on witch-hunting as most people fear …

Read More »

My Ministry cannot be accused of indiscretion – Allan

Mr Allan Kyeremanten, the Minister of Trade and Industry, on Friday, stood his grounds that the Ministry cannot be accused of official indiscretion for accepting voluntary contributions and sponsorship to organise an event for which receipts were issued.  Mr Kyeremanten told the Ameyaw Cheremeh Committee probing the allegation of “cash for …

Read More »

CDD-Ghana accuses Akufo-Addo government of pampering ruling party law-breakers

The Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo and New Patriotic Party (NPP) government swept into power in the 2016 elections on the wings of strong demands for change by Ghanaians from a government of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) under John Dramani Mahama, that was perceived to be corrupt and inefficient. The …

Read More »

Akufo-Addo nominates Martin Amidu as Special Prosecutor

The much awaited news that sparked lots of speculation has finally been settled. The President, Nana Akufo-Addo has nominated Mr. Martin Amidu, a former Attorney-General as the Special Prosecutor, subject to Parliament’s approval. The announcement was made today January 11, 2018 in a press release issued from the Presidency. The …

Read More »

Ghana inflation ends 2017 at 11.8%

The year-on-year inflation rate inched up to 11.8 per cent in December from the 11.7 per cent recorded in November 2017. Mr Baah Wadieh, Acting Government Statistician, attributed the rise to an increase in the rates of inflation for the Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and other Fuels group, Clothing and …

Read More »

World Bank expects global economic growth of 3.1% in 2018

The World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects (GEP) forecasts a 3.1 per cent growth in the world’s economy in 2018, and it will be the first time since the economic crisis of 2008 that all major regions of the world are experiencing an uptick in economic growth. “The current broad-based growth …

Read More »

Trial of former NCA officials over $8m cyber security systems deal to begin January 16

Two former officials of the National Communication Authority (NCA) who absented themselves from court have appeared before the Commercial Court (High Court Division) to answer a charge of wilfully causing financial loss to the State. William Tetteh Tevie, a former Director General, NCA and Nana Owusu Nsaw a board member …

Read More »

Economic forecast for sub-Sahara Africa projects Ghana as second highest growing after Ethiopia

Ghana’s economy, among 10 countries is expected to be the second highest growing in sub-Sahara Africa after Ethiopia. The forecast by the economic analysis provider FocusEconomics, says Ghana’s economy will grow at 6.8 per cent in 2018. Ethiopia is expected to grow at 7.5 per cent. The average for sub-Sahara …

Read More »

Natural disasters around the world in 2017 cost insurance companies $135b

The cost of natural disasters to the global insurance industry in 2017 has been put around $135 billion. The overall losses including uninsured losses amounted to $330 billion – which is said to be the second-highest figure ever recorded for natural disasters. “The only costlier year so far was 2011, …

Read More »

Ghana government asked to properly manage expectations of citizens

The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) has urged the Akufo-Addo led Government to properly manage the expectations of the people as it marks a year in office on Sunday, January 7. The Council said the Government, prior to wining the general election in December 2016 and assuming office on January …

Read More »