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Atsu, Wakaso, left out of Ghana squad

Christian Atsu has been left out of the 30-man Ghana squad for next month's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia.

The 25-year-old forward is one of several high-profile players omitted by Kwesi Appiah in his first squad since his second coming as Black Stars coach.

Atsu, who signed for newly-promoted English Premier League side Newcastle United this week, is joined on the sidelines by Mubarak Wakaso, Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu and Razak Brimah.

BBC SportsThu, May 25, 2017 Thu, May 25, 2017

Atta Mills was hesitant about politics because he feared insults – Anyidoho

Deputy General Secretary of the ruling National Democratic Congress ( NDC), Koku Anyidoho has said although Late President, Prof. John Evans Atta Mills was passionate to leave a legacy in the political realm, he was as well reluctant being a politician.

” He agreed to become the running mate for President Rawlings reluctantly in 1996,” Anyidoho revealed on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.5 FM.

Kasapa fmonlineWed, Jul 20, 2016 Wed, Jul 20, 2016

Automatic deletion of NHIS voters' dangerous – Atuguba

The Supreme Court of Ghana cannot order an automatic deletion of persons who registered onto the electoral roll using the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) cards as a proof of identification because such an order will be dangerous for the constitutional democracy in Ghana, Dr Raymond Atuguba, a senior law lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana has said.

Class FM OnlineThu, Jul 7, 2016 Thu, Jul 7, 2016

AWCON 2018: Black Queens pip Algeria in opener

The Black Queens of Ghana defeated Algeria by a solitary goal in the opening game of the Africa Women's Cup of Nations.

Gladys Amfobea's 13th minute strike was enough for the Black Queens to open the campaign with victory.

Ghana began the game in an explosive manner, creating several chances in the early stages of the game but the Algerian goalkeeper was up for the task.

However, Gladys Amfobea took advantage of a miscued pass to volley the ball home for the Black Queens.

Class FM OnlineSat, Nov 17, 2018 Mon, Nov 19, 2018

Ayariga challenges Amidu's capacity to prosecute him

Bawku Central MP, Mahama Ayariga, says the Special Prosecutor cannot prosecute him because he is above statutory retirement age of 60.

On Monday, the MP’s lawyers argued that Mr. Martin Amidu was above 65-years as of the time he was nominated and approved as Special Prosecutor and, therefore, per Article 199 (1) of the 1992 Constitution, he is not qualified to hold a public office.

myjoyonline.comMon, Jun 10, 2019 Tue, Jun 11, 2019

Ayew is Black Stars captain

Black Stars coach, Kwasi Appiah, has named André Ayew as the permanent captain of Ghana’s senior national football team ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

This followed a meeting with the top brass of the Normalisation Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) after which approval and full backing were given to Appiah’s plans.

Ayew replaces Asamoah Gyan as captain of the Black Stars.

Gyan, who has captained the Black Stars for a record seven years, has been elevated to the position of General Captain.

Class FM OnlineFri, May 24, 2019 Mon, May 27, 2019

Bad leaders made Africa poor – Lumumba

Renowned Kenyan Law Professor and Pan Africanist, Professor P.L.O. Lumumba, has attributed Africa’s endless challenges to the poor quality of political leadership on the continent.

According to him, leaders on the continent have failed to harness the opportunities that abound on the continent to liberate their people economically.

Citi FMWed, Sep 21, 2016 Wed, Sep 21, 2016

Bank of Ghana keeps policy rate at 26 per cent

Accra, July 18, GNA - The Bank of Ghana (BoG) held its policy rate unchanged at 26 per cent as the risk to inflation and growth is in balance.

“In assessing the current economic conditions, the Committee views the risks to inflation and growth as balanced and decided to maintain the policy rate at 26 per cent,” Dr Abdul-Nashiru Issahaku, the Governor of BOG, told a press conference on Monday.

Dr Issahaku said to a large extent, the pace of decline in inflation had been reinforced by the current tight monetary policy stance and stability in the local currency.

Ghana News AgencyMon, Aug 15, 2016 Mon, Aug 15, 2016

Bank of Ghana launches risk-sharing scheme to boost agricultural lending

Accra, Oct 14, GNA - The Bank of Ghana (BoG) with its stakeholders has launched a value chain financing model to help address challenges to agricultural credit.

Dubbed: ‘The Ghana Incentive Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (GIRSAL)’, it aims to reduce the overall risks in agricultural financing to boost production, productivity and export.

This would increase foreign exchange earnings, support import substitution and promote economic growth and development.

Ghana News AgencyFri, Oct 14, 2016 Fri, Oct 14, 2016

Banking crisis to hit Ghana

There is a looming banking crisis in Ghana, unless the government and central bank take the right steps and decisions, following economic decline by the end of 2016.

The ratings agency, Moody’s issued a report in February 2017, indicating that Ghana banks in addition to the problems of non-performing loans, are facing high asset risks.

Moody’s pointed out that the banks are facing these risks, despite solid capital buffers, stable funding and an economic recovery expected in the country.

Ghana Business NewsFri, Mar 10, 2017 Sat, Mar 11, 2017

Banks giving December to complete Instant Pay certification

Accra, Aug. 8, GNA - The Bank of Ghana (BoG), has given commercial banks up to the end of 2016 to complete certification and be hooked unto the Ghana Instant Pay (GIP) platform.

Speaking at a stakeholders’ meeting to deliberate on the use of instant pay, Mr Archie Hesse, the Chief Executive Officer GhIPSS said the BoG had to defer the initial deadline of August to allow the banks to be in the position to complete the process.

Ghana News AgencyMon, Aug 8, 2016 Mon, Aug 8, 2016

Bawumia missed ‘simple primary school’ economics – Veep

The Vice President, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has rebuked the New Patriotic Party’s running mate, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia for criticizing government expenditure.

Bawumia at a lecture last Thursday among other things accused government of spending more money to refinance debts than it spent on productive assets.

He also said not only is Ghana spending more on interest payments than on infrastructure, but is also spending more on interest payments than the value of key agricultural production like Cocoa, livestock, fishing, forestry and logging – put together.

Citi FMMon, Sep 12, 2016 Mon, Sep 12, 2016

Black Stars coach not happy with preparation for Rwanda tie

Avram Grant has moaned about the Black Stars preparation for the clash against the Amavubi's

Black Stars coach, Avram Grant has stated that he is not pleased with the preparation of the Senior Male National Football Team of Ghana towards the final hurdle of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Rwanda.

The Black Stars players had to foot their airfares after the Ministry stated they were cash-strapped, so can't afford their travelling expenses for the clash.

Thu, Sep 1, 2016 Fri, Sep 2, 2016

Black Stars hold first training ahead of Rwanda game

The Black Stars will train at the Accra Stadium on Tuesday afternoon as they begin preparations for their final 2017 AFCON qualifying match against the Amavubi of Rwanda.

Fourteen players out of the 23 invited have so far arrived in camp and with others expected to report to arrive in Accra for the team's first training session at 4pm today.

Asante Kotoko striker Dauda Mohammed has been handed a late call up to replace injured Sion forward Ebenezer Assifah for the upcoming qualifying game.

Starr FM OnlineTue, Aug 30, 2016 Tue, Aug 30, 2016

BoG fails to do broader consultation on banks recapitalisation - Prof. Gatsi

Accra, Aug. 8, GNA - Professor John Gatsi, the Head of Finance Department, University of Cape Coast, on Tuesday said the Bank of Ghana (BoG) failed to undertake broader stakeholder consultations before starting the indigenous banks’ recapitalisation exercise.

He said the Central Bank should have engaged in transparent and active debate involving bankers, policy-makers, politicians and other key stakeholders in the banking industry to ensure an alternative policy direction.

Ghana News AgencyWed, Aug 8, 2018 Wed, Aug 8, 2018

BoG must move quickly to deal with non-bank sector – Ken Thompson

The Chief Executive Officer of Dalex Finance, Ken Thompson says the Bank of Ghana (BoG) must move quickly to deal with the non-bank sector to save Ghana’s economy from collapse.

Mr Thompson said the Bank of Ghana has done a good job in cleaning the banking sector adding that without a robust financial system the economy will collapse.

myjoyonline.comTue, Nov 13, 2018 Wed, Nov 14, 2018

Borrowing not bad if you can pay back - Finance minister

The Finance Minister has stated emphatically that the Akufo-Addo administration will continue to borrow, despite concerns about the country’s debt.

This is after the public debt went up by ¢22 billion in the last four months to bring the total to ¢198 billion which is 57% of GDP.

But as government prepares to start the process of rolling out an ambitious 38-year developmental programme, Ken Ofori Atta believes it is not out of place for the Akufo-Addo administration to continue borrowing.

myjoyonline.comFri, May 31, 2019 Fri, May 31, 2019

Brexit ambassador Boris Johnson frustrates EU leaders

LONDON (AP) — Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is Britain's top diplomat, tasked with winning international friends as the country prepares its exit from the European Union.

So far, that's turning into mission impossible, as EU leaders accuse him of offering insubstantial and unrealistic visions of the U.K.'s future outside the 28-nation bloc.

The latest critic is Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem, who told the BBC on Tuesday that Johnson "is offering to the British people options that are really not available."

Daily Mail.comWed, Nov 16, 2016 Wed, Nov 16, 2016

Brexit talks 'will not consume EU', Angela Merkel warns Britain

EU leaders dismiss Theresa May’s offer on citizens’ rights as inadequate while summit seeks to focus on terrorism and defence

The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has warned Theresa May that the EU will not allow itself to be consumed by the Brexit negotiations, as the British prime minister’s offer on citizens’ rights was dismissed by Europe’s leaders as vague and inadequate.

The GuardianFri, Jun 23, 2017 Fri, Jun 23, 2017

Brexit will blow £59bn hole in public finances, admits Hammond

Chancellor attempts to strike cautiously upbeat tone but OBR warns of extra borrowing over next five years

Philip Hammond conceded that Brexit will blow a £59bn black hole in the public finances over the next five years, as he outlined plans to boost investment in infrastructure and housing to equip the UK economy for life outside the EU.

The GuardianThu, Nov 24, 2016 Thu, Nov 24, 2016