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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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Will GhanaCard registeration begin this January?

One of the country’s most important but controversial projects – has been in the works for almost 10 years, the national ID card project known as GhanaCard could begin this January 2018, after two announced dates were missed. The government first said the public will be issued with the card …

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We have enough money to make free SHS sustainable – Bawumia

The Vice President, Dr Bawumia has dismissed claims that the Free Senior High School (SHS) Programme could collapse due to lack of finances and gave the assurance that there was enough money for its long term implementation. He said the over GH¢1.2 billion allocated to the implementation of the free …

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