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Ghana’s oldest University appoints first woman chancellor in 70 years

The University of Legon, the oldest and largest of the thirteen Ghanaian public universities, has made history last weekend after it swore in its first woman chancellor, Mrs. Mary Chinery-Hesse. The retired international civil servant who served for a decade as Deputy Director General of the International Labor Organization has replaced the Ex-United Nations Secretary-General […]

Ghana’s central bank merges five ailing banks

The Bank of Ghana (BoG) on Wednesday announced that it has revoked the licenses of five banks and put them together as Consolidated Bank Ghana Limited. According to the central bank, the move is to create space for the banks to consolidate their operations with the other entities after December 31st 2018. The Governor of […]

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Ghana: Another woman to head elections body

The Executive Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), Jean Adukwei Mensa, has been nominated as the new Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana. This was announced in a statement from the Presidency. President Akufo-Addo on June 28, 2018, removed the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei and her two deputies — […]

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Ghana is open for business – President Akufo-Addo tells South Africans

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Thursday spoke at the Ghana-South Africa Business Forum, held in Pretoria, as part of his State Visit in South Africa. In his address at the forum, President Akufo-Addo said a strategic partnership between Ghana and South Africa is of the utmost importance, as it will empower the business […]

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Millions of Ghanaians not benefiting from booming economy—UN

The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights said millions of people in Ghana are not benefiting from the country’s booming economy, but remain mired in poverty. This came in a report compiled after a 10-day fact-finding mission to Ghana in April by UN Investigator Philip Alston. The report was submitted to the […]

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Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire to agree on cocoa export volumes from next year

Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire will jointly decide on the volume and timing of cocoa exports by August for the 2019/20 season, the head of Ghana’s Cocobod said on Wednesday. The world’s top two producers of cocoa have agreed to harmonize the forward sales of cocoa export contracts, a statement released by Ghana Cocobod and its […]

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Disgraced Ghana football president resigns from FIFA, CAF roles

Disgraced President of Ghana Football Association (GFA) Kwesi Nyantakyi has resigned from his roles at the FIFA council and CAF executive committee. The move comes after he has been captured on video allegedly accepting a $65,000 gift to participate in facilitating meetings with Ghana president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. The film shows him apparently placing […]

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Corruption: Ghana Football Association dissolved

Ghanaian government on Thursday dissolved the country’s football association after claims, in an undercover documentary, of bribe-taking by referees and kickbacks to top officials in the West African nation. According to a statement released by Information Minister Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, the government had decided to take immediate steps to have the Ghana Football Association dissolved because […]

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MTN Ghana finally launches IPO, raises target to $787 Million

Africa’s leading telecommunication company MTN has launched its Initial Public Offering (IPO) in Ghana. The move has been described by industry players as historic in the West African nation. The IPO, which was launched by Ghana’s Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta, will give a fraction of the business to Ghanaians by issuing some of its […]

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Ghana to make country food self-sufficient—President Akufo Addo

Ghana’s president, Nana Akufo Addo on Wednesday said plans are ongoing to make the West African nation food self-sufficient and reduce the huge food import bills. About 40 percent of Ghana food productions are lost annually due to difficulties in addressing post-harvest challenges according to the World Food Program. Speaking at the launch of Ghana […]

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