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Gender inequalities in Ghana make attainment of SDGs impossible – FAO

The persistent gender inequalities in the agriculture and rural sectors of Ghana if not consciously addressed will make the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) an impossible task, a Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) report has said. The major actors, Ministries of Food and Agriculture and Gender and Social …

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Fake US Embassy in Ghana: Residents of photographed house deny link

On December 2, 2016, ghanabusinessnews.com broke a story about a busted fake US Embassy that was being operated by a gang made up of Turkish and Ghanaian citizens in the capital Accra. The initial information published November 2, 2016 on the website of the US Department of State said a …

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ECOWAS to take action on The Gambia, attend Barrow’s inauguration

The ECOWAS Heads of State have reached a decision on The Gambia. The regional bloc said in a Communique that all its Heads of State would attend the January 19 inauguration of president-elect, Adama Barrow. President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia, an ECOWAS member-state has refused to step down after …

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SADC countries lose more than $313b to illicit financial flows

The countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have lost an amount of $314 billion to illicit financial flows in 10 years from 2004 to 2013. The amount was arrived at from a ghanabusinessnews.com computation of data from the Global Financial Integrity (GFI), a not-for-profit research organization based in …

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IFC and MIGA commit $517m to Ghana Sankofa Gas Project

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), of the World Bank Group, today announced the commitment of $517 million in debt and guarantees to support Ghana’s Sankofa Gas Project, a press release issued today December 15, 2016 and copied to ghanabusinessnews.com says. The Sankofa project is …

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Amandi Energy says it’s achieved financial close of $552m for Ghana power plant

Ghanaians went to the polls last week to elect a new president, and energy was a big factor in the elections. Today Amandi Energy says it has reached financial close and begun construction of the $552 million Amandi Energy Power Plant (Amandi Project), a 200 megawatt (MW) combined cycle, dual-fuel …

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IMF projects Ghana’s economy to grow 7.5% in 2017

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) projects that Ghana’s economy will grow 7.5 per cent in 2017 as the Tweneboa, Enyenra and Ntomme (TEN) oil field begins full production. To date, the Tweneboa, Enyenra and Ntomme (TEN) field has produced about 800,000 barrels of oil, and the gas export to the …

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Is Aayalolo up to the task of easing traffic in Ghana?

The main means of transportation in Ghana are the tro-tros (commercial buses) and the taxis, but heavy traffic and discomfort usually associated with these only mean passengers arrive late at work. These tro-tros and taxis create heavy traffic which leads to lateness at work, which culminates in low productivity, high …

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NPP supporters gather at Akufo-Addo’s house in jubilation

The 2016 general elections has ended and the party leaders and supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) are celebrating after a convincing win. After President John Dramani Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) conceded defeat and congratulated his opponent Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, supporters of the New Patriotic …

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EC declares Akufo-Addo winner of 2016 election

The Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana Chair, Mrs. Charlotte Osei has declared Nana Akufo-Addo winner of the 2016 presidential elections. She made the announcement at the headquarters of the EC in Accra soon after the incumbent president John Mahama called the opposition candidate to congratulate him and to concede defeat. …

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