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Mahama to create 5 more administrative regions of Ghana

President John Mahama has promised to initiate steps towards creating five more administrative regions to bring to 15, the number of regions in the country.

“We currently have 10 regions. We believe that it is possible to increase the number of regions to 15,” he said while giving highlights of the National Democratic Congress 2016 manifesto in Accra Tuesday.

Tue, Sep 13, 2016 Wed, Sep 14, 2016

Ghana arrive in Russia ahead of friendly

The Black Stars contingent is in Moscow for the international friendly against the Golden Eagles

The Black Stars have arrived in Moscow ahead of an international friendly against Russia at the Stadion Lokomotiv on Tuesday, a day after the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations final qualifier against Rwanda.

Ghana shared the spoils 1-1 with the Amavubi at the Accra Sports Stadium to top Group H.

The friendly is expected to hold amid controversies.

Mon, Sep 5, 2016 Tue, Sep 6, 2016

Coal-fired power plant, not solution to Ghana’s energy crisis -- Nana Afenyi VI

Nana Amuah Afenyi VI, Chief of Ekumfi Otuam and Mankrado of Ekumfi Traditional Area in the Central Region of Ghana, has expressed her disappointment and shock at plans by the Volta River Authority (VRA) to construct a coal-fired power plant at the Ekumfi Traditional area to ease the erratic power supply in Ghana.

Tue, Aug 9, 2016 Tue, Aug 9, 2016

Full AfricaWatch report: Akufo-Addo has cancer

For some time now, functionaries of Ghana’s main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) and their presidential candidate himself, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, have strenuously denied reports in the local media of Akufo-Addo’s ill health and its implications on his ability to rule the country.

In one such denial recently, the 72-year-old NPP presidential candidate said: “God is the one who looks after us all and not the wishes of human beings. I am strong.

Tue, Aug 30, 2016 Tue, Aug 30, 2016

Rev Jackson Hosts John Mahama

American civil rights activist, Reverend Jesse Jackson on Sunday hosted former President John Dramani Mahama to dinner in Chicago, USA.

The dinner, attended by the Jackson family, afforded the two leaders an opportunity to discuss global issues, promoting peace and justice across the world, and improving the lives of African people.

Tue, Apr 4, 2017 Tue, Apr 4, 2017

Election 2016: MPs divided over new CI which seeks to abolish no-verification no-vote clause

This implies that whilst the CI 75 made explicit instructions for all voters to be verified before voting, which triggered the catch phrase “no verification no vote”, the new document requires all party agents to agree before a voter, who could not be verified, would be allowed to vote.

Some minority Members of Parliament are demanding the withdrawal of a new Electoral Commission Constitutional Instrument (CI) which seeks to indemnify its presiding officers from any form of punishment or prosecution.

Sat, Jul 9, 2016 Sat, Jul 9, 2016

Gas export from TEN Fields to be fast-tracked

Operators of the Tweneboa-Enyenra-Ntomme (TEN) offshore oilfields are in discussions with government to fast-track export of gas for electricity generation ahead of schedule.

The discussions are progressing smoothly and TEN partners are hopeful that work would be expedited to ensure that wet gas in delivered to the gas processing plant at Atuabo ahead of schedule, Mr Charles Darku, Managing Director of Tullow Ghana, has said.

Tue, Jul 19, 2016 Tue, Jul 19, 2016

Hillary Clinton to release additional medical records

Hillary Clinton will release additional medical information this week, a spokesman said Monday, after her campaign was criticized for waiting to reveal that she had pneumonia.

The 68-year-old Clinton left early from a Sept. 11 ceremony in New York City on Sunday morning, looking unsteady and requiring support to enter a van. The Democratic presidential nominee's doctor later said she was diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday and got overheated at the event, but was "recovering nicely."

Mon, Sep 12, 2016 Thu, Sep 15, 2016

We eat roads – Mahama tells critics

President John Dramani Mahama has retorted his critics who downplay his social intervention projects, which they say do not bring food to the table.

The commonly criticised project has been road construction, which has incidentally been a trump card of the government.

Reacting to this criticism that ‘we don’t eat roads’, the President in an interview with Radio Savannah on Thursday in the Northern Region, pointed out to the contrary that roads are literally food that can be eaten.

Thu, Jul 14, 2016 Thu, Jul 14, 2016

Ghana, best place to do business in West Africa - World Bank report

Finance Minister, Seth Terkper and President John Mahama have finally been vindicated.

The latest World Bank report indicates that Ghana is the best place for doing business in West Africa. This sharply contradicts the position held by NPP Flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo and his Vice, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia who have deliberately painted a gloomy picture about Ghana’s economy.

The latest World Bank Ease of Doing Business report which rated 190 countries indicates Ghana made marginal progress in several area.

Thu, Oct 27, 2016 Thu, Oct 27, 2016

IMF Programme…..All Set For Positive Third Review

Ghana is most likely to receive a positive result after the third review of its three-year programme with the International Monetary Fund, IMF.

The staff led by IMF Mission Chief for Ghana, JoëlToujas-Bernaté, were in Accra from Monday, August 29 to Friday September 2, 2016.

The team met with President John Dramani Mahama, Finance Minister Seth Terkper, Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Abdul-NashiriIssahaku and other senior government officials and also conducted its own independent checks some key policies being implemented.

Mon, Sep 5, 2016 Tue, Sep 6, 2016

Criticisms by political parties over filing fees unwarranted – CODEO

The Coalition of Domestic Elections Observers (CODEO) says the criticism by political parties over the Electoral Commission’s decision to increase the filing fees for presidential and parliamentary nominees is unwarranted.

All the parties are up in arms against the EC after it announced at an Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting last Thursday that parliamentary candidates will have to pay GH¢10, 000 while presidential candidates will be expected to part with GH¢50,000 to file for their nominations.

Mon, Sep 12, 2016 Mon, Sep 12, 2016

Petrotrin looks to Ghana for oil BOST

Three weeks before Prime Minister (PM) Dr Keith Rowley announced that Trinidad and Tobago (TT) has to “find new ways to diversify (and) expand our earning potential”, the State-owned Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (Petrotrin) held talks with a Ghanaian company about doing exactly that.

On August 23, 2016, Petrotrin’s President, Fitzroy Harewood, met with Chairman of Ghana’s Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST), Ernest Benjamin Essamuah; and Managing Director of the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR)/BOST, Kwame Awuah-Darko.

Thu, Sep 15, 2016 Thu, Sep 15, 2016

Import quality renewable energy products to avoid e-waste in Ghana – Deputy Minister

Importers of renewable energy products into Ghana have been advised to bring in high quality products to avoid littering Ghana with e-waste.

The Deputy Minister of Environment, Bernice Heloo, speaking at the opening of the second Renewable Energy Conference in Ghana Tuesday August 9, 2016, said the conference is an opportunity to challenge Ghanaians to a healthy debate to attain the government’s target of achieving 10 per cent of renewable energy in the national energy mix.

Wed, Aug 10, 2016 Wed, Aug 10, 2016

Obama lifts economic sanctions Bush imposed on Ivory Coast

President of the United States (US), Barack Obama, has lifted economic sanctions imposed on Ivory Coast in 2006 by the regime of his predecessor, George Bush.

The US president cited advancing democratic credentials of the west African nation as the reason behind terminating the national emergency declared by the US in Executive Order 13396, it was this order that led to the imposition of sanctions.

Thu, Sep 15, 2016 Thu, Sep 15, 2016

Ghana and Ivory Coast unite against child labour in cocoa production

Two of the world’s leaders in cocoa production, Ghana and the Ivory Coast have signed an agreement to fight against child labour in cocoa production.

The agreement committing the two countries was signed by the first ladies of the two countries, Lordina Mahama of Ghana and Dominique Ouattara of the Ivory Coast in Abidjan on Tuesday.

Wed, Sep 14, 2016 Wed, Sep 14, 2016

Ghana must fight corruption in order to progress -Batidam

Governance and Corruption Adviser to the President Daniel Batidam has suggested to Ghanaians to fight corruption if they want the country to move progressively.

This, he suggested to politicians to stop the blame game in fighting the menace in society, saying the argument has not chased corruption away.

Mr. Batidam intimated that corruption remains a challenge and that the citizenry must see measures put in place by the government in curbing it.

Wed, Sep 14, 2016 Thu, Sep 15, 2016

Nkrumah Interchange delays not for electoral gains – Minister

A section of Ghanaians claim the delays in the completion of the project and its subsequent commissioning was a deliberate ploy by the government to deliver it at the last minute to elections in order to score some political points

But Alhaji Fuseini play down the claims, saying “this is not a way by government to buy votes ahead or during the elections because these projects had been planned already”.

Wed, Aug 17, 2016 Wed, Aug 17, 2016

West Ham United's Andre Ayew to avoid surgery on thigh injury

West Ham United have confirmed that summer signing Andre Ayew will not undergo surgery after suffering a thigh injury while making his debut.

The 26-year-old, who became the Hammers' club-record signing after joining from Swansea City for £20.5m, is expected to be out of action for around three months.

Ayew was forced off the pitch during West Ham's 2-1 defeat to Chelsea in their opening Premier League match of the season.

Wed, Aug 24, 2016 Wed, Aug 24, 2016

Price of commodities June inflation drops marginally to 17.1%

Government statistician, Dr. Philomena Nyarko attributed the drop to non-food inflation such as transport, education, housing, water, electricity and gas which dropped from 25% to 24.1%.

Inflation rate for the month of June this year declined marginally from 18.4 % to17.1%.

Government statistician, Dr. Philomena Nyarko attributed the drop to non-food inflation such as transport, education, housing, water, electricity and gas which dropped from 25% to 24.1%.

Wed, Jul 13, 2016 Wed, Jul 13, 2016