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May 28, 2015

Accra, May 28, GNA - President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday joined hundreds of mourners who thronged the premises of the State House to pay their last respect to Mrs Theodosia Salome Abenaki Kumea Okoh, designer of the national flag.

Also at the funeral were; Vice President Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, former President Jerry John Rawlings and his wife Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings.

May 28, 2015

Abidjan, May 26, GNA - Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has urged African governments  to confront head-on the problem of youth unemployment, which he said has the potential to cause mass social unrest and agitation on the continent.

According to him, the issue of youth unemployment is getting worse with each passing year and remains a blot on the conscience of African governments in the midst of economic achievements.

May 28, 2015

Suhum (E/R), May 27, GNA - President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday said the ruling National Democratic Congress, is making the biggest investment in roads construction in the history of the country.

He said his administration is sinking a total of $1 billion in the road sector, adding that this includes all the cocoa roads.

May 28, 2015

Accra, May 27, GNA - The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), has launched its national stakeholder engagement on the Voltaian Basin Project (VBP), ahead of commencing preliminary seismic work in the basin.

A statement by GNPC and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra, said Mr Ebenezer Apesegah, Manager- Geology, and member of the VBP team has already briefed participants on the scope of the project, processes involved and potential impact as well as mitigation options available to address them.

May 28, 2015

Accra, May 28, GNA - Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has charged oil companies to use the local content policy as the basis to create employment for the people.

He said when local people whose areas the resource fund are are not included in the benefits to be derived, they feel alienated from the whole programme.

May 23, 2015

Coach Maxwell Konadu says his home-based Black Stars are out to do their best at the ongoing Cosafa Cup tournament.

The Local Black Stars flew out of Accra on Thursday night to South Africa ahead of their quarterfinal clash with the winner of Group B on May 24
May 23, 2015

The National Child Health Coordinator of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Isabella Sagoe Moses, has revealed that government has adopted pragmatic health financing and implementation plan to bridge the funding gaps identified in the health sector.

Government is engaging development partners and other stakeholders on the health financing plans especially to deal with challenges relating to inflows into the National Health Insurance Scheme.

May 23, 2015

Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has called on Microsoft Corporation to support the government to provide ICT training to the physically challenged and women to enable them become more productive.

He said with the training the disable and women who could not previously participate fully in the economy as the labour force would have the opportunity to so.

May 23, 2015

President John Dramani Mahama has identified religious intolerance, economic disparity, gender discrimination, xenophobia, terrorism and hatred and fear as the new borders dividing the African continent.

He has, therefore, charged leaders to rise above those borders by erasing them completely.

May 23, 2015

President John Dramani Mahama has encouraged Africans to take advantage of modern technology to better tell the story of the continent.

"We must insist on being the experts of our own experiences, on telling our own stories of the Africa we know. We must continue to take to facebook, twitter and Instagram, we must continue to post, share, pin and blog about all our victories, whether large or small, personal or political," he said.
May 23, 2015

Ghana has the second highest electricity penetration in sub-Saharan Africa, the Minister of Power has said.

He also indicated that the government is positioning itself to ensure a national access and penetration of electricity by 2020.

The current national penetration stands at 76 per cent and it is the second highest in sub-Saharan Africa, Dr Kwabena Donkor, told Parliament on Thursday.

May 23, 2015

President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday promised to take action against persons or group of persons found culpable in the Judgement Debt Commission report.

He said the National Anti-Corruption Action Plan would also be on the ground to avoid recurrence of such practices and other kinds of malfeasance in the public system.

May 21, 2015

Ghana's First Lady, Nana Lordina Dramani Mahama was on Saturday, May 16, 2015 honoured by Fordham University, one of United States of America’s prestigious educational institutions.

The University conferred an honorary Doctor of Letters on Her Excellency Nana Lordina Dramani Mahama in recognition of her prominent efforts to aid the most vulnerable citizens and help women and girls advance in the Ghanaian society.

May 9, 2015

Accra, May 9, GNA – The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Saturday declared Liberia free of Ebola virus transmission.

A statement issued by the WHO and copied to the Ghana News Agency by Margaret Harris, WHO Communications Officer said:  “Forty-two days have passed since the last laboratory-confirmed case was buried on March 28. The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Liberia is over.”

May 9, 2015

President John Dramani Mahama has congratulated UK Prime Minister, David Cameron for winning a second term in office as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

May 9, 2015

President John Mahama has directed that anyone found to have fixed nonexistent [ghost] names in the public payroll be prosecuted.

“Some of the ghosts are real ghosts and occur inadvertently, but there are some of the ghosts who are man-made and they are intentionally resurrected on the payroll,” the President said at the opening of the 2nd national forum on the Single Spine Pay policy in Takoradi on Friday.

May 9, 2015

The First Lady, Mrs Lordina Mahama, will be awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters by the Fordham University in New York, USA, on May 16, this year.

The ceremony will precede the Fordham University’s Class of 2015 Commencement at the Rose Hill campus in Bronx, where she is billed to be the keynote speaker.

May 9, 2015

When the independent rights-monitoring group Freedom House released its latest “Freedom of the Press” report last week, an accompanying world map carried an almost-hidden surprise.

May 9, 2015

President John Mahama says Government is set to collaborate with the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences to take up proposals from the academy on how to solve the many problems the nation is facing.

May 9, 2015

The First Lady of Ghana, Lordina Dramani Mahama, has encouraged Ghanaian mothers not to allow the exigencies of today’s busy world and challenging demands of work to discourage and push them to abandon their parenting role.

She said mothers should always make it a priority to “be there for their children.”

May 9, 2015

The European Union (EU) has launched the European Business Organisation in Ghana (EBO- Ghana) to deepen the trade and business ties between Europe and Ghana.

It would also provide a common platform for discussion and development of European businesses and trade relations with Ghana.

May 9, 2015

Accra, May 9, GNA - The European Union through its lending institution, the European Investment Bank (EIB), has provided 10 million Euros to UniBank Ghana to support private businesses across the country.

The EIB’s new lending agreement with UniBank Ghana is the third scheme to support investment in the country under an 80 million Euros credit facility launched in 2013 to improve access to finance by companies.

May 9, 2015

Takoradi, May 9, GNA - Mr Kofi Asamoah, the Secretary General of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has expressed the union’s commitment to the implementation of the Single Spine Pay Policy (SSPP).

He said despite the socio-economic challenges, the implementation of the SSPP has been a good public pay policy.

May 7, 2015

 -- President Mahama tells managers of public service

 

Koforidua, April 25, GNA - President John Dramani Mahama, has charged public servants to manage the public sector institutions with zeal and commitment as they would manage their  father’s property to remove the inefficiency in that sector.

He said, the public service belonged to all Ghanaians and therefore it’s success and sustenance must engage the attention of all.
May 7, 2015

Accra, May 6, GNA - The Ministry of Trade and Industry in collaboration with the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) is hosting a conference on; “The High Cost of credit Implications for Ghana and the Way Forward”.

The forum, which attracted key stakeholders from industry, the banking sector as well as policy makers, would provide a platform for participants to deliberate on the causes and effects of the high cost of lending and come up with recommendations and effective solutions to address the problem.

May 4, 2015

The European Union withheld a £135-million budget support to the West African country due to an alleged payroll scandal that hit the nation recently.

The UK-based Sunday Times newspaper recently reported that the EU’s anti-fraud agency is probing a mammoth corruption scandal running into several million pounds in Ghana, being aid package from the EU to support the country's budget among others.

May 4, 2015

Dr Edward Omane Boamah, the Minister of Communications has said government does not control the internet in Ghana.

This he said is because government is respecting all principles governing the operation of the internet and it is supporting the “Internet Communities to actively participate in discussion relating to the “security” of the internet.

May 4, 2015

The Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL) has set pragmatic targets to dominate the downstream oil industry to ensure that Ghanaian oil marketing companies took control of the industry.

As part of the broad mechanism, GOIL has set up a GOENERGY Company Limited which is a Bulk Oil Distribution Company (BDC) with the objective of ensuring availability and stability of fuel supply in the country.

May 4, 2015

SEND-GHANA in partnership with the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) has called for a proactive contribution from Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to complement government’s efforts in realising SADA’s mandate.

May 4, 2015

Karpowership, Turkish floating Powership Maker, says it would go all the way to ensure that Ghana overcomes the current electricity power challenges by building the infrastructure for its medium to long-term electricity supply needs.

Apr 21, 2015

IN HONOUR OF MRS THEODOSIA OKOH

 

Government has confirmed with profound sadness, news of the passing of Mrs Theodosia Okoh, a Stateswoman and designer of our National Flag and extends its sincere condolences to her family.

Apr 15, 2015

Tema, April 14, GNA - President John Dramani Mahama on Tuesday gave the assurance that government would do everything under its purview to revive the Volta Aluminum Company (VALCO) to take its rightful position in the smelting of alumina in the country.

He said he had directed the Ministry of power to make available all excess power to VALCO as soon as the current challenges were stabilized.

Apr 15, 2015

Accra, April 14, GNA - Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has assured investors that the medium to long term prospects of the country’s economy are good.

He said despite the economic challenges in the country income levels had improved and extreme poverty reduced.

Apr 15, 2015

Tema, April 14, GNA - President John Dramani Mahama said on Tuesday government has not sold the Electricity Company, and has no intention of doing so in the coming years.

He said: “Allowing private sector participation in power generation and distribution does not mean government is selling ECG to private companies".

President Mahama announced this when he inaugurated a 165 MVA Enclave power Company substation in Tema in the Greater-Accra Region.

Apr 15, 2015

Accra, April 14, GNA – Four towns have been identified for the pilot installation of solar lighting system in their communities.

They are Mayikpor in the Ga West District, Deigo in Akuapim District, Kontona Offinso District, and Komfokrom in Obuasi District.

Apr 15, 2015

Adansi, April 15, GNA - The Second Lady, Mrs. Matilda Amissah-Arthur, has advised children in rural areas not to see themselves as disadvantaged, but rather take advantage of educational opportunities in their communities.

She said as future leaders, they must take their studies seriously since education is critical and key in nation-building.

Apr 11, 2015

Accra, April 9, GNA - President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday repeated his call on the international development partners to write off the debts of the three most Ebola affected countries in West Africa.

He said apart from inflicting numerous health hazards on the countries; Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, their Gross Domestic Product had also been reduced by 4.6 percent.

Apr 10, 2015

Dormaa-Ahenkro, April. 8, GNA – Mrs. Lordina Mahama, First Lady, has appealed to queen-mothers to take active interest and commitment in promoting issues about education and health of women and children.

She said in demonstration to commitment of the welfare of women and children, the Lordina Foundation had trusted itself to creating awareness and raising funds to address challenging health issues such as breast and cervical cancer and had awarded scholarships to female students as the Foundation’s support in the educational sector and urged queenmothers to follow suit.

Apr 10, 2015

There are preparatory works ongoing at the Tema harbour toward receiving two power barges being imported from Turkey to supplant power production in Ghana, Deputy Minister of finance Cassiel Ato Forson has told Ultimate Breakfast Show host Prince Minkah.

Mr Forson said he is “aware that some preparatory works have just started at the dock in Tema, the fishing harbour where the ship is going to dock and they are going to erect the cables and sometimes do underground cables to evacuate the power to the national grid.”

Apr 10, 2015

Mr James Gunu, the District Chief Executive of Akatsi North District, has advocated the appointment of former Presidents as members of Council of State.

He said such appointments would “toughen” the Council and impact positively on its output.

Apr 10, 2015

Accra — A Chinese bank-funded gas processing plant built for Ghana at Atuabo, some 218 km west of the capital Accra, saw its first full gas production on Wednesday, local media has reported.

This follows the success of the phased commissioning process that began in September under the supervision of the country's energy commission.

Apr 5, 2015

Ghana's president John Mahama (L) with Finance minister Seth Terkpe. (Photo AFP). Ghana's president John Mahama (L) with Finance minister Seth Terkpe. (Photo AFP).

THE International Monetary Fund approved a three-year, $918 million extended credit facility for Ghana to help it repay debt and stabilize the nation’s economy.

The IMF Executive Board has allowed immediate disbursement of $114.8 million, the fund said in a statement Friday
Apr 5, 2015

Tamale, April 4, GNA - President John Dramani Mahama arrived in Tamale on Saturday, on a day's working visit to some parts of the Northern Region.

He was accompanied by Alhaji Baba Kamara, National Security Advisor, Mr Kwasi Quartey, Deputy Chief of Staff, and Mr Baffour Bonney, Presidential Advisor
Apr 5, 2015

Accra, April 3, GNA - Government has condemned the Thursday terrorist attack and the deliberate murder of 147 university students in Kenya.

Mar 30, 2015

His Excellency, Lt. Gen. (Rtd) Joseph Henry Smith, Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States of America, on Thursday March 26, 2015 joined his colleague Ambassadors in Washington DC metropolis to sign a book of condolence opened at the Singapore Embassy following the passing of that country’s founding Leader, Lee Kuan Yew.

Mar 30, 2015

Accra, March 28, GNA - President John Dramani Mahama on Saturday announced that Ghana and Brazil would soon establish a Joint Permanent Cooperation Committee that would enable them to have bilateral engagements in the socio-economic development of their countries.

He said the two countries had over the years engaged in so many collaborations and the formation of such a permanent committee would catapult their development and cooperation.
Mar 30, 2015

Accra, March 26, GNA - Professor Stehpen Adei, Former Rector of Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, has entreated the Chief Justice to set up a special libel and slander court for aggrieved people to have their cases settled expeditiously.

Prof Adei said even though the country has appropriate penalties and remedies in the statute books, the need for the special court would expedite redress for victims of uncontrolled bad press, leading to responsible journalism.

 

Mar 30, 2015

Bamiakor, (WR), March 28, GNA - President John Dramani Mahama has said the Community Day Senior Schools that his administration is constructing would eventually be provided with boarding facilities.

 He explained that the schools were interim provisions meant to absorb the numerous Junior High Schools graduates, who could not gain admission into the existing schools because of inadequate facilities.

Mar 30, 2015

Accra, March 25, GNA - Parliament on Tuesday expressed displeasure with the Electoral Commission (EC), for the suspended local level elections which should have taken place on March 3.

Contributions from both the Majority and Minority sides of the House minced no words in condemning the huge loss of over GH¢300 million to the nation, as a result of the botched elections.

 The EC has been under fire since the Supreme Court put the intended district level elections on ice.

Mar 30, 2015

Takoradi, March 28, GNA - President John Dramani Mahama has said the Government's Regional Road Upgrading Programme is progressing to facilitate socio-economic activities in the regions.

Under the programme, the President said, the Government was sponsoring the upgrading of all roads in the regional capitals, after which it would be extended to Municipal and district capital roads.

Mar 24, 2015

Accra, March 21, GNA - President John Mahama has recomposed Cabinet, replacing the Ministry of Transport with the Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing, a communication to Parliament said on Friday.

Mar 24, 2015

Agogo (Ash), March 23, GNA – The Ministry of Education has warned that it would deal decisively with Heads of Senior High Schools (SHS), who disregarded its directive not to burden parents with unapproved fees.

Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, the Minister, said any such erring school head, would be appropriately sanctioned.

Mar 24, 2015

Accra, March 21, GNA - The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development on Friday laid a new Constitutional Instrument (CI) in Parliament, to guide the conduct of the district level elections, which is likely to be held in July.

The document, consistent with the 1992 Constitution, granting the rights for the conduct of and guidelines for the elections, has been branded CI 89.

Mar 24, 2015

Accra, March 20, GNA - Mr Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary General, has urged relatives of persons with disability to recognise the collective responsibility of such people with special needs in order for them to make valuable contributions to the shared future of the world.

The role of families is central to supporting persons with Down syndrome by promoting their equal status in society and empowering them to be their own advocates, he said in a statement ahead of the celebration of World Down Syndrome Day on March 21, 2015.

Mar 19, 2015

ACCRA, March 19 – GNA  The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) are to meet next month to discuss SECURITY and terrorists issues facing the two sub-regions.

The high-level summit, which is scheduled to take place on April 7 in a Central African nation, will also deliberate on a framework for economic co-operation between the two sub-regional blocs.

Mar 19, 2015

 President Iddris Deby of Chad arrived in Accra on Wednesday on a day's official visit.

He was met on arrival at the Kotoka International Airport by President John Dramani Mahama and a large number of dignitaries.

Mar 16, 2015

His Excellency Lt. Gen. (Rtd) Joseph Henry Smith, Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States of America on Friday, March 6, 2015 said Ghana’s 58th Independence anniversary gives Ghanaians the chance to reflect on developments over the past years and cast their sights forward to anticipate future challenges and opportunities. 

The Ambassador, who was speaking at the 58th independence anniversary of Ghana at the Chancery said one such area that the country would be examining as the country celebrate her independence was the bilateral relations between Ghana and the United States. 

Mar 14, 2015

Accra, Mar 12, GNA - STATEMENT TO PARLIAMENT ON THE IMPLICATIONS OF THE FALL IN CRUDE OIL PRICES ON THE 2015 BUDGET SUBMITTED BY HON. SETH E. TERKPER (MINISTER FOR FINANCE) 12TH MARCH, 2015.

IMPLICATIONS OF THE FALL IN CRUDE OIL PRICES ON THE 2015 BUDGET (THURSDAY, 12TH MARCH, 2014)

A.  INTRODUCTION

Mar 14, 2015

Total revenue and grants for the 2015 fiscal year has been pegged at GH¢ 29.7 billion after an initial figure of GH¢ 32.4 billion.

New projection for Ghana’s oil revenue has also been pegged at 1.5 billion dollars after an initial figure of 4.2 billion dollars stated in the 2015 budget.

Mar 12, 2015

President John Mahama has ended his three-day state visit to Botswana by visiting two diamond factories and polishing companies.

Mar 12, 2015

The Minister of Finance, Seth Terkper, will this morning present a revised budget statement to Parliament. This has become necessary partly because of the dramatic fall in the price of oil on the international Market.

Mar 2, 2015

President John Dramani Mahama has assured the business community that the current situation of power outages is a temporary one which will be resolved shortly.

He said steps are being initiated in collaboration with the World Bank and the United States government, to devise and execute energy sector reforms that will ensure that the unfortunate situation never arise again.

Mar 2, 2015

Accra, Feb. 28, GNA – President John Dramani Mahama is expected to address the 8th Pan African Congress (PAC), which is a historic gathering of the Global African Family from March 4th to 7th at the Accra International Conference Centre.

Mar 2, 2015

Accra, Feb. 28, GNA – Ghana is to participate in the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59) slated for March 9th to 20 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Representatives of member states, UN entities, and Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and accredited non-governmental organisations from all regions of the world will attend the session.

Mar 2, 2015

Accra, Feb. 28, GNA - President John Dramani Mahama on Saturday appealed to the people of the Peki-Blengo traditional area to use peaceful and formalised ways in finding a successor to the late Deiga Kwadzo Dei XI in Peki Blengo.

Mar 2, 2015

There is now a growing tendency on the part of Ghanaian voters to vote on issues, programmes and the calibre of candidates, a far departure from the past when most electors voted based on the ethnicity, religion, region and familial affiliation of contestants, according to a recent Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) survey.

Feb 27, 2015

President John Dramani Mahama has expressed his intention to use dialogue to increase mutual understanding among political parties with the aim of improving relations for peaceful co-existence.

“To enhance rapprochement and political harmony, I will continue to dialogue and build bridges with the leadership and membership of other political parties,” President Mahama said in his third State of the Nation Address on Thursday.

Feb 27, 2015

Ghana is expected to receive 100 million dollars as the first tranche of bailout funds from April under the International Monetary Fund (IMF) program.

That should come in after the IMF board meets on April 3 to consider Ghana's request for financial assistance.

Feb 27, 2015

Abidjan, Feb 26, GNA – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has praised Ghana for taking initiatives that would provide the necessary impetus for it to accede to the United Nations’ Conventions on Statelessness by 2016.

Feb 27, 2015

Abidjan, Feb 26, GNA – Ministers of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have adopted a declaration in the context of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) campaign to end statelessness within 10 years.

Feb 27, 2015

Accra, Feb 26, GNA - Rt. Hon. Speaker

Your Excellency, the Vice President

Your Ladyship, the Chief Justice

Honourable Members of Parliament

I feel honoured to stand once again before this August house, pursuant to Article 67 of the Constitution of the Republic of Ghana, to present to you a message on the State of the Nation.

Feb 27, 2015

Accra, Feb. 26, GNA – President John Dramani Mahama has stated that as part of government's commitment to the vulnerable, over ten thousand senior citizens have been provided with free national health insurance subscription in Greater Accra, Central and Eastern Regions.

He said this on Thursday while delivering the state of the nation’s address in Accra.

Feb 27, 2015

Accra, Feb. 26, GNA - President John Dramani Mahama says the structure of the economy shall be changed under a bold initiative to be introduced.

To this effect, he has challenged Ghanaians to make a conscious effort of eating what they grew as that would promote the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as well as enhance resources.

Feb 27, 2015

Accra, Feb. 26, GNA - President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday expressed government's determination to step up infrastructural development in the coming years.

"While we continue to build more hospitals and schools, other critical sectors such as water, roads, transport, ICT and Telecommunication sectors continue to engage our attention.    Development of key infrastructure is not only for job creation but also for general socio-economic transformation."

Feb 27, 2015

Accra , Feb 26, GNA - Mr John Dramani Mahama, President of Ghana, has assured the public that cabinet has approved supplementary measures to make adjustment to the 2015 budget due to the dramatic decline in crude oil prices.

He said this when he was delivering the state of the nations address at parliament on Thursday noting that Ghana stands to lose about seven hundred million dollars from oil exports if the price remains at current levels.

Feb 27, 2015

Accra, Feb. 26, GNA - President John Dramani Mahama, on Thursday, renewed the Government’s commitment to implement the Progressively Free Secondary Education Programme for Senior High School (SHS) in the 2015/2016 academic year, which starts in September.

He said 367,565 students are expected to benefit from the programme, which would abolish tuition fee for both day and boarding students in public schools but students would pay for boarding and feeding fees.

Feb 27, 2015

Accra, Feb. 26, GNA – President John Dramani Mahama has stated that as part of government's commitment to the vulnerable, over ten thousand senior citizens have been provided with free national health insurance subscription in Greater Accra, Central and Eastern Regions.

He said this on Thursday while delivering the state of the nation’s address in Accra.

Feb 27, 2015

Accra, Feb. 26, GNA - President John Dramani Mahama, on Thursday said Government would spend over three billion Ghana cedis on the health sector to confirm the notion that a good economy resided in a healthy populace.

In his State of the Nation Address, the President noted that the last few years, Government had pumped billions of Ghana cedis into the provision of modern hospitals and the upgrading of facilities to facilitate speedy healthcare delivery.

Feb 27, 2015

Accra, Feb. 25, GNA - The Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mrs Marrieta Brew Appiah-Oppong on Wednesday said the country was modernising its intellectual property regime to meet the needs of the current times.

She noted that intellectual property rights have been recognized as a powerful mechanism within the national economies and there was the need for Ghana to attach great importance to it.

Feb 16, 2015

President John Mahama, today, Monday, February 16 is opening the 38th session of the Governing Council of the International fund for Agricultural Development, IFAD in Rome, Italy.

IFAD is an Agency of the United Nations with a mandate to ensure food security by working with poor rural populations in developing countries, to go into farming.

Feb 16, 2015

President John Mahama has appointed Local Government and Rural Development Minister, Julius Debrah as the new Chief of Staff.

Mr Debrah replaces Prosper Douglas Bani, who has been appointed Ambassador Extraordinaire and Plenipotentiary.

Feb 16, 2015

The government has released GH¢25 million to the Ministry of Health for the purchase of drugs and equipment to replace the ones which were destroyed by fire at the Central Medical Stores in Tema last month.

The move is part of measures by the government to safeguard the health of the public and keep the health system running effectively.

Feb 16, 2015

The Speaker of Parliament, Edward Doe Adjaho, has expressed concern about the yearly ritual of reporting on malfeasance in public institutions by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) without the implementation of the recommendations.

Feb 16, 2015

President John Dramani  has appointed Baba Issifu Kamara, a Senior Adviser for Special Duties as the new National Security Advisor.

Feb 16, 2015

Government is mobilizing funds to undertake the second phase of the Takoradi Port Expansion Project, Mrs Dzifa Ativor, Minister of Transport, has said.

The second phase of the project must start by the end of May this year for the country to reap the full benefits of the Port Expansion Project, she said
Feb 16, 2015

President John Dramani Mahama has tasked the Military High Command to modify their training modules and strategies beyond conventional warfare to effectively combat terrorists.

He said current terrorists activities in Nigeria, the Middle East, and France were ample evidence that they could not be easily defeated by conventional forces.

Feb 16, 2015

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr. Ekow Spio Gabrah, has appealed to entrepreneurs in the Western Region to take advantage of many resources available coupled with industrial free zones to expand their businesses.

He said the Region was the industrial powerhouse of the country in view of its natural resources and vital national installations such as the Aboadze Thermal Plant, Atuabo Gas Plant and Takoradi port that had created a conducive environment for business.

Feb 16, 2015

The year-on-year inflation rate stood at 16.4 per cent in January, down by 0.6 percentage points from 17 per cent recorded in December on stable food prices and drop in oil prices.

The rate of inflation for January 2015 is the percentage change in the consumer price index, over the 12-month period, from January 2014 to January 2015.

Feb 16, 2015

Rehabilitation works on the Adomi Bridge at Atimpoku in the Asuogyaman District of the Eastern Region is progressing steadily.

The contractor, Messrs Bilfinger MCE GmbH of Austria, has so far executed about 67 per cent of the work in 11 months.

Feb 16, 2015

Ghana will receive two electricity generating vessels from Turkey in March next month to produce the equivalent of more than one fifth of Ghana's energy power. The two temporal power stations will operate from Tema and Takoradi ports and produce up to 450 megawatts of power to Ghana's national electricity grid.

Feb 16, 2015

Five Junior High School heads of the Abavanna cluster of schools in Accra together with four of their counterparts at Kanda accused of charging exorbitant examination fees have been demoted.

The demoted heads have also been instructed by the Education Ministry to refund monies they illegally collected from pupils as examination registration fees. The sanctions were announced after the heads were summoned, Friday to justify why they were charging illegal fees.

Feb 16, 2015

At the end of their Second Tripartite Meeting in Accra, representatives of the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS), West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), also known as (UEMOA) and the World Bank Group have agreed on a set of priorities aimed at significantly diversifying and transforming the economies of the sub-region.

Feb 16, 2015

The West Africa Clean Energy and Environment Exhibition (WACEE’15) and Conferences has thrown out the huge potential the country has for the production of energy using biomass, a renewable source.

A Research conducted by the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), estimates about 2700 cubic metres of biomass available, which could generate about 97 Peter joles of heat. This can translate into the production of over 110 megawatts of power countrywide.

Feb 9, 2015

President John Dramani Mahama has said he will use his position as Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to tackle the major challenges the member countries are facing.

President Mahama said this during his annual new year get-together with members of the Diplomatic Corps at the Peduase Presidential lodge in the Eastern Region.

Feb 9, 2015

Ghana’s Youth and Sports Minister Mahama Ayariga says the senior national team, the Black Stars, performed beyond expectations in the just-ended AFCON tournament.

He says despite losing in a pulsating penalty shoot-out to the Elephants of Ivory Coast in Sunday’s final, the team out-classed many of their opponents in the tournament and deserve commendation.

Feb 9, 2015

The Minister for Power, Dr Kwabena Donkor, today briefed the media on what the government is doing to end the current energy challenges facing the country.

Feb 9, 2015

Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has challenged universities and other institutions of higher learning to bring innovation into their programmes and teach the students the relevant skills.

He said providing the students with the appropriate skills would prepare them to apply the knowledge acquired to solve problems.

Feb 8, 2015

Ghana will be bidding for a fifth Africa Cup of Nations title when they lock horns with Ivory Coast in the showpiece match in Bata on Sunday.

Feb 8, 2015

The former captain and skipper of the Black Stars thinks the current squad have been great and up to the task so far.

Former captain of the Black Stars, Abedi Ayew Pele says the Black Stars of Ghana have beaten the odds to reach the finals of the AFCON in Equatorial Guinea.

Feb 8, 2015

The Diplomatic Corps in Ghana has pledged its support for Ghana’s bailout negotiation with the International Monetary fund (IMF).

According to them, they appreciate the current economic challenges the nation is experiencing and expressed the confidence that President John Mahama will lead the nation out of the current economic situation with help from the IMF.

Feb 8, 2015

The United States of America (USA) has projected that Ghana will be better positioned economically this year, especially when the International Monetary Fund (IMF) program takes off.  

Ghana’s economic challenges had been enormous last year.   The cedi had depreciated by more than 30 percent last year alone against the dollar, coupled with a high budget deficit, leading to government revising its budget deficit target.
Feb 8, 2015

Ghana has opened its social protection strategy for the United Nations, non-governmental organizations, donor community and development partners to scrutinize at New York.Nana-Oye-Lithur-Minister-of-GenderChildren-and-Social-Protection.-1-620x330

Large contingent of delegates attending the on-going 53rd Session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD53) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York thronged to participate in Ghana’s side event, which focused on using Social Protection as a tool for addressing poverty and vulnerability.

Feb 8, 2015

The Minister of Roads and Highways, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, has directed the Department of Urban Roads to take steps to address cost overruns characterizing most of its projects.

He criticized what he said was “the huge cost overrun that the Department has with the Road Fund” and warned that projects procured through price quotations without the necessary approvals “shall not be honoured”.

Feb 8, 2015

Finance Minister Seth Terkper has asked the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) to do everything possible to meet its revenue target of Ghc22 billion for 2015.

GRA missed its target by 2.7 percent, of collecting Ghc17 billion last.

Feb 6, 2015

 Members of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Foreign Affairs of Ghana’s Parliament, on Thursday January 15, 2015, paid a courtesy call on His Excellency Lt. Gen. (Rtd) Joseph Henry Smith, Ghana’s Ambassador to the US, as part of their activities during a study tour of the United States of America (USA).

In his welcome address, Ambassador Smith briefed the delegation on the activities of the Mission in the 57 years of Ghana /US relations and on the attainment of Ghana’s strategic interest in the economic cooperation between the two countries.

Feb 6, 2015

 Ghana joined throngs of U.S. officials and members of the Diplomatic Community at the Saudi Arabia Embassy in Washington DC, Wednesday, January 28, 2015 to offer their sympathies and sign the Book of Condolence for King Abudllah bin Abdulaziz, whose death occurred on January 23, 2015.

Feb 5, 2015

 

The President, John  Mahama has commended Ghanaians for their patience and asked them to continue to be patient as efforts were made to restore power for both domestic and industrial consumption.

The current power challenges that had compelled the service providers to increase the 12-hour load shedding off-period to 24 hours could be reduced by next week.

Feb 5, 2015

 

Ghana has proposed a fine-tuning to the thematic areas of the next phase of the Technical and Economic Co-operation Agreement between Germany and Ghana.

The thematic areas include Energy, Urban Development, Decentralisation, Sustainable Agriculture for Economic Development, Good Financial Governance and Multi-donor Budget Support.

Feb 5, 2015

 

In pursuit of its international development cooperation aims, the German government committed a total of €157.7 million to support development activities in Ghana.

The amount was given in two years; 2012 to 2014, according to a press release from the German Embassy issued in Accra Tuesday February 3, 2015.

“The commitments for 2012-2014 were €157.7 million. The funds come from German tax payers,” the release added.

Feb 5, 2015

 

Consultations between the Governments of Germany and Ghana are ongoing in Accra at the Ministry of Finance on February 3rd and February 4th 2015.

According to a news release from the German Embassy in Accra copied to the Ghana News Agency (GNA), discussions will centre on the focal areas and adequate instruments for bilateral cooperation for the next three years (2015 - 2017).

Feb 5, 2015

 

Mr Mark Woyongo, Minister of Interior, on Tuesday directed personnel of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) at the country’s borders to ‘shut the door’ against people seeking to enter the country without travelling documents.

This, he said, was because the sub-region was under serious attack by terrorists and the country could not continue to welcome travellers without documents.

Feb 5, 2015

 

 

The Institute of Chartered Accountants – Ghana (ICAG) has commended the government for providing the national financial and economic policy for 2015.ICAG

A statement signed by ICAG President, Prof. Omani-Antwi on behalf of Council of ICAG expressed its professional opinion on the budget, and noted among other things that the projected overall GDP (including oil) growth rate of 3.9 per cent in 2015, seem to be a realistic growth rate which in the opinion of ICAG was achievable.

Feb 5, 2015

Legal Framework, Challenges and Prospects

 

The expression “District Level Election” is used to refer to the District Assembly and the Unit Committee Elections.

The first District Assembly Elections were held in 1988 to 1989 under the provision of the PNDCL 207.

Feb 5, 2015

 

 

The Manhyia palace has apologised to journalists in the Ashanti region who are fuming over the treatment meted out to them by some staff at the palace.

The journalists have resolved to boycott events at the palace until the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II meets them over their concerns.

Feb 5, 2015

 

President John Dramani Mahama has announced that the Economic Community of West African States(ECOWAS) had put in a special appeal to development partners and the international donor community to forgive the debts of the most affected Ebola countries in the sub-region.

The forgiveness, the President explained, would enable the countries – Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone – to re-invest in their socio-economic sectors of their economies.

Feb 5, 2015

 

The Japanese government has provided $421,000 dollars grant to five communities for projects in the health and education sectors.

The Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGHSP) Scheme is to assist grassroots level development projects and small scale assistance for basic needs that will ensure human security.

Feb 5, 2015

 

Members of the Black Stars will earn an extra bonus of 100,000 USD from their official sponsors, UniBank Ghana Limited for winning the quarter final game against Guinea.

The Black Stars defeated Guinea 3-0 in the quarter finals of the Africa Cup of Nations at the Estadio De Malabo to book a place in the semi-finals of the competition.

Feb 5, 2015

 

CAF has made a disputable decision by appointing controversial Gabonese referee Eric Arnaud Otogo-Castane to take charge of Ghana’s crucial 2015 Africa Cup of Nations semi-final match against hosts Equatorial Guinea on Thursday.

The divisive appointment of the match official from neighboring Gabon comes just two days after the referee in Equatorial Guinea’s match favoured the host nation by awarding a dubious penalty which helped the home side to edge past Tunisia to reach the last four.

Feb 1, 2015

 

Mr. Alban Bagbin, the Majority Leader in Parliament, has said Ghanaians have too much tolerance for corruption, hence, the lack of moral courage to fight the canker.

This attitude of the citizenry towards corruption, he said, was part of the reason why it had become difficult to fully fight to eliminate or reduce corruption to the barest minimum to propel the country’s development agenda.

Feb 1, 2015

 

Chief Justice Georgina Theodora Wood on Friday charged staff of the Judicial Service to lead the fight against corruption in the country.

She said the country was counting on the Judicial Service to save it from the ‘claws’ of corruption and asked the staff to start the fight from within and uphold values of integrity.

Feb 1, 2015

 

A Malaysian company, Yinson Holdings Bhd, has been awarded a $2.54 billion contract by Eni Ghana Exploration & Production Ltd., for the chartering, operation and maintenance of a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel.

Feb 1, 2015

 

 

The Bank of Ghana has scheduled February 19 next month to auction government’s 3- year fixed rate bond to raise GHC630 million from the capital market to refinance government’s debts maturing in the first half of this year.

Feb 1, 2015

 

The Italian group Eni, Vitol and Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) on 27th January, 2015 signed the agreement to proceed with the OCTP integrated oil & gas project in Ghana with President John Dramani Mahama, and the Minister of Petroleum, Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, signing for Ghana.

Feb 1, 2015

 

The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG) has appealed to the Government to hand over the management of mission schools to the missions.

The Reverend Kofi Amfo Akonnor, Asante Presbytery Chairperson, said at the Presbytery’s New Year School in Kumasi that the leadership had officially written to the Government, explaining why the missions wanted to run their schools.

Feb 1, 2015

 

The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has added its voice to calls on the media to intensify education on the upcoming District Assembly elections.

With barely a month for the elections, the media have been bashed for its poor reportage on the exercise.

Feb 1, 2015

 

The Government is to decouple Economic Planning functions from the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, to strengthen development management by more closely linking plans with budgets.

The decoupling will ensure that the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) takes over the economic planning functions of the State.

Feb 1, 2015

 

Mr Alban Bagbin, Majority Leader in Parliament, has stated that government needs to consider detaching the Attorney General’s (AG) Department from the Ministry of Justice in order to reduce interference from the government in the work of the AG.

According to him, a move to separate the Department from the Justice ministry which he described as a “political position”, will ensure more efficiency in the delivery of justice in the country.

Feb 1, 2015

 

 

Guinea want their quarter final meeting with Ghana to be all about revenge on Sunday in Malabo.

A place in the semifinal is at stake for the Syli National, who were lucky to win a drawing of lots on Thursday to advance to the last-eight.

Feb 1, 2015

 

CAF has named Zambian referee Janny Sikazwe to handle the quarter-finals match involving Ghana and Guinea on February 1, Goal Ghana can reveal.

The Kapiri Mposhi native will be assisted by Evarist Menkouande from Cameroon and Waleed Ahmed Ali from Sudan at the Estadio de Malabo Sunday.

Feb 1, 2015

 

Ghana winger Andre Ayew has been rated as the best contributor to goals so far at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea by a leading football statistics agency.

According to one of the world’s leading football statistics agencies Whoscored, Ayew is the most important and leading contributor to goals in Africa’s flagship football tournament.

Feb 1, 2015

 

Citizens in five districts in Northern and Upper East Regions now have the voice to demand better health care delivery by texting their concerns of poor health service delivery to the authorities for quick response.

This follows the launch of a project dubbed: “Tackling Accountable Reproductive Health Delivery through strengthened Advocacy,” at Salaga in the East Gonja District of the Northern Region, on Thursday.

Jan 15, 2015

…Ambassador tells Ghanaians in USA

Development projects are speedily going on all over Ghana and the government recognises the contribution of the Ghanaian Diaspora in all this but wants to move the Diaspora’s contribution a step further in the overall national development agenda.

Jan 3, 2015

My fellow Ghanaians,

It is a privilege for me to celebrate with you this evening the end of 2014, as well as the arrival of a New Year, 2015. Indeed, it is a blessing for us to be alive today to witness the passing of yet another year, and for this, we give thanks to the Almighty God.

Dec 25, 2014

On behalf of President John Dramani Mahama, my family and the entire staff of the Embassy of Ghana in Washington, D.C., I extend heartfelt greetings and best wishes to all Ghanaians in the diaspora and friends of Ghana as we celebrate Christmas and the coming New Year.

Dec 24, 2014

Ghana Armed Forces Veterans Association, District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia (GAFVA - DMV) was on Saturday, December 06, 2014 inaugurated at a ceremony in Lorton, Virginia.

Membership of the Association is made up of former servicemen of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) currently residing in Greater Washington, Maryland and Virginia metro-areas of the United States of America (USA).

Dec 10, 2014

Ghana has expressed her satisfaction and appreciation for the support the United States of America (USA) has given to her budding democracy which has been touted one of the most successful on the African continent.

His Excellency Lt. Gen. Joseph Henry Smith, Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States of America, expressed the sentiment when he presented his letters of Credence to President Barack Obama of the United States of America at a ceremony at the White House on Tuesday, November 18, 2014.

Dec 2, 2014

The Deputy Minister in charge of Tertiary Education, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa is confident government will sustain its free Senior High School (SHS) policy.

Dec 2, 2014

PRESS RELEASE

The Ministry of Education has commemorated this year's World AIDS Day on the theme 'Ghana: Towards an HIV-free generation, through Prevention from Mother-To-Child Transmission (PMTCT), Safe Sex, and Stigma Reduction'.

Dec 2, 2014

 

Ghana has achieved the 50 per cent reduction in new HIV infections it embarked upon in the last five years, the First Lady Mrs Lordina Dramani Mahama has said.

Nov 20, 2014

 

U.S. President Barack Obama with Ambassador Lt Gen. Joseph Henry Smith of the Republic of Ghana.

 

Nov 7, 2014

GHANA’S Ambassador to the United States of America (USA), His Excellency Lt. Gen. Joseph Henry Smith (Rtd), has stressed the importance of trade between Ghana and the US saying, “trade between the two countries, remains very important in advancing investment and business linkages between Ghana and the US”.

Interacting with members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce at the Chambers’ office in Washington DC last Friday, October 31, 2014, Ambassador Smith used the occasion to invite the U.S. business community to partner Ghanaian businesses to help accelerate infrastructural development in Ghana.

Nov 7, 2014

His Excellency, Lt. Gen. J. H. Smith, Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States of America, last Thursday, October 30, 2014 joined other African Ambassadors in Washington DC to sign a book of condolence opened at the Zambian Embassy in Washington DC as the country mourns President Michael Sata, who passed away at the King Edward VII Hospital in the United Kingdom.

Nov 7, 2014

A 28 member Tema Youth Choir, who were on a three-week tour of the United States of America, on Monday, October 27, 2014 paid a courtesy call on Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States of America, His Excellency Lt. Gen. Joseph Henry Smith at the Embassy.

Oct 30, 2014

Payment of Consular Services At The Embassy of Ghana

Oct 20, 2014

President John Dramani Mahama, is in London for a number of international engagements which includes a meeting with the British Monarch, Queen Elizabeth ll at the Buckingham Palace on Thursday.

Oct 17, 2014

With the successful end of the second round of talks between the Government of Ghana and the International Monetary Fund ( IMF) in Washington DC, the Ghanaian economy is hopeful of bouncing back from its recent fiscal imbalances.

Reuters  News Agency on Friday,  October  17, 2014 said Ghana's Deputy Finance Minister Cassiel Ato Forson told the Agency on Thursday after talks with the IMF in Washington that a deal was close and that a decisive meeting would take place in the first week of November.

A statement from the IMF also confirmed the progress with the talks as below.

 

Oct 9, 2014

His Excellency, Lt Gen, (Rtd) Joseph Henry Smith, CV, LM (USA) will be arriving in Washington DC on Saturday, October 11, 2014 to assume duty as Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States of America (USA).

Oct 9, 2014

 

His Excellency, Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, Ghana’s Vice-President, will be arriving in Washington DC for talks with International Monetary Fund (IMF) from Friday, October 10, 2014.

Oct 7, 2014

Cocoa Link, an amalgamation of Ghana Cocoa Board, Hershey Company and the World Cocoa Foundation, is the winner of Concordia Summit’s P3 Impact award for the year 2014 and for its prize, was presented with an engraved plaque.

Oct 3, 2014

The attention of the Ghana Embassy in Washington, D.C., has been drawn to an article captioned “Mahama Chased In US” on the Ghanaweb online site. The Mission will like to state that the article is filled with falsehoods, inaccuracies and written with the intention of deceiving the general public, particularly, the good people of Ghana.  The Embassy will, therefore, like to set the records straight and request that the article be retracted.

Oct 3, 2014

 

President John Dramani Mahama on Saturday announced that Government would establish two gold refineries to process and add value to the country's gold before exporting.

Oct 3, 2014

 

Ghana is the most peaceful and stable country in the West African sub-region for doing fruitful business and investment, President John Dramani Mahama said.

Oct 3, 2014

 

…And said Investors have confidence in Ghana

President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday said Ghana's third successful launch of one billion dollars indicate that investors have a lot of confidence in the West African country.

Oct 3, 2014

President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday called for a partnership between Africa and Japan through private sector empowerment to strengthen infrastructural development.

Oct 3, 2014

 

… Says Prez Mahama at UN

President John Dramani Mahama has said transparency and open governance are critical in his administration to leverage socio-economic development.

Sep 24, 2014

President John Dramani Mahama on Monday stated that in spite of economic challenges and threats of diseases that bedeviled the African continent, it still remains the best destination for investment.

Sep 24, 2014

PRESS RELEASE

The 105th birthday of Dr Kwame Nkrumah was commemorated in Accra with a call on Ghanaians to allow the ideals, visions and principles of the late President Nkrumah to lead their behaviour and actions as Ghanaians.

Sep 24, 2014

Mrs. Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong, Minister of Justice and Attorney General on Tuesday assured Ghanaians of a favourable outcome of the maritime boundary arbitration between Ghana and the Cote d’Ivoire.

Sep 22, 2014

As part of his visit to the United States to attend the United Nations General Assembly [UNGA], His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, President of the Republic of Ghana, will pay a one-day visit to Worcester, Massachusetts, to meet with the Ghanaian Community from the Greater Boston area on Saturday, 27th September 2014 to brief them on developments back home.  In addition, His Excellency will meet with the Business Community in Worcester.

Sep 22, 2014

 

From: George-Ramsey Benamba, GNA Special Correspondent, New York

President John Dramani Mahama arrived in New York on Saturday with his wife Lordina Mahama, to attend the 69th United Nations General Assembly session.

Sep 22, 2014

 

The President, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, has appointed two new Ambassadors for the United States of America (USA) and Republic of Angola.

Sep 22, 2014

 

Bank of Ghana officials have projected the nation’s economy is to hit a single digit inflation rate again by the second half of next year, subject to world market price of oil and stability in the exchange rate.

Sep 22, 2014

 

The Kpone Thermal Power Project (KTPP), near Tema, is to add 220 megawatts of electricity to the national grid by the first quarter of 2015.

May 16, 2014

The Black Stars, the Ghanaian National Team, will be arriving in Florida, USA on June 1, 2014 on their way to Brazil, where they are expected to participate in the forthcoming FIFA World Cup tournament in June.

May 16, 2014

The First Lady, Mrs Lordina Mahama, under the auspices of The Lordina Foundation, has donated quantities of medical supplies and equipment to three hospitals in the Northern Region to support improved healthcare delivery for patients.

May 16, 2014

The Minister of Finance, Mr. Seth Terkper has revealed that Ghana is undergoing key processes  for a bailout from the International Monetary Fund(IMF).

May 16, 2014

 

By Samuel Boadi

President John Dramani Mahama says his administration has done its best in managing the country’s economy under the current circumstances.

May 14, 2014
Apr 28, 2014

A draft of a new economic model, which seeks to break the vicious economic cycle which Ghana has endured over the years would be outdoor in May.

Apr 28, 2014

President John Dramani Mahama has indicated the willingness of Ghana to support negotiations that would lead to the signing of the Economic Partnerships Agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU).

Apr 28, 2014

The World Bank is supporting Public/ Private Partnership Project (PPPP) under the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning with US$30m.

Apr 28, 2014

The World Bank has awarded $100 million to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture to implement a five-year Ghana Commercial Agriculture project.

Apr 28, 2014

The natural resource fund that the Ghanaian government used to manage oil revenues are relatively well-governed, a non-governmental organization has stated.

Apr 28, 2014

Members of the ECOWAS Parliament ended its two-day dialogue on cross border challenges and opportunities for trade and finance, with a resolution that ECOWAS should pursue more vigorously the implementation of the single currency.

Apr 28, 2014

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah says it would be suicidal to underrate their opponents in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Apr 16, 2014

US secretary of state, Mr. John F. Kerry, has expressed his wish to see the United States of America (USA) play Brazil in this year’s World Cup but dreaded the idea that the US national team, would have to get past the Black Stars of Ghana, who have already humiliated the US twice in Germany and in South Africa and in addition beat Germany and Portugal.

Apr 16, 2014

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors has approved US$24 million for Ghana to help transform Science, Technology, and Higher Education. The project will be financed through International Development Agency (IDA) credits.

Apr 16, 2014

The surge in portfolio flows have had important macro-economic effects, Dr Samir Jahjah, Resident Representative of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has disclosed.

Apr 16, 2014

Government has developed a comprehensive Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Policy to encourage industries to improve their impact in the communities where they operate by addressing wider social and environmental challenges, the Minister for Trade and Industry, Mr Haruna Iddrisu, has disclosed.

Apr 16, 2014

Ghana on Wednesday signed an economic agreement with Turkey to enhance trade between the two countries.

Apr 16, 2014

Dr Nii Noi Ashong, an economist, has said an existing fundamental structural imbalance between demand and supply of foreign exchange was exerting depreciating pressure on the Ghana cedi.

Apr 9, 2014

The Ghanaian government, in its determination to provide good, affordable, efficient and reliable health care system for all citizens of the country and to further upgrade all regional hospitals has provided the Brong Ahafo Regional Hospital in Sunyani with hospital equipment worth US$7 million to reactivate activities at the hospital.

Apr 9, 2014

As at the 7th of this month, an average of 109,000 barrels of crude oil had been realised from the Jubilee Fields since production began in December 2010.

Apr 8, 2014

The economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) continues to rise from 4.7 per cent in 2013 to a forecasted 5.2 per cent in 2014.

Apr 8, 2014

By Kwasi Kpodo

Ghana's Finance Minister Seth Terkper defended steps taken by the government to halt a steep fall in the country's cedi currency and told the Reuters Africa Summit the measures would soon start to take effect.

Apr 8, 2014

President John Dramani Mahama and his Colombian counterpart, President Juan Manuel Santos, on Monday met on the margins of the 7th Session of the World Urban Forum.

Apr 8, 2014

First batch of 20 houses out of the 100 unit houses under the Social Housing Scheme will be completed and handed over to the management of the Tamale Community Cooperative Credit Union Limited (TCCCUL) for onward distribution to members before the end of April this year.

Apr 8, 2014

Finance Minister, Seth Terkper is leading a Government delegation to the IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington DC.

Apr 8, 2014

Ghana's Finance Minister Seth Terkper defended steps taken by the government to halt a steep fall in the cedi currency and told the Reuters Africa Summit the measures would soon start to take effect.

Apr 8, 2014

Government is working hard to collaborate with the private sector to establish industries for made-in-Ghana goods to cut down the importation of many of the goods consumed locally and to provide jobs for the youth, President John Dramani Mahama has said.

Apr 8, 2014

West Africa needs to lower tariffs, enable freer movement of goods and services, and deepen integration of its 15 countries to promote growth, Ghana's President John Mahama said at the Reuters Africa summit.

Apr 7, 2014

Ghana’s mother-to-child HIV transmission has reduced from 30 per cent to nine per cent within three years, the Ghana AIDS Commission has said.

Apr 7, 2014

West Africa needs to lower tariffs, enable freer movement of goods and services, and deepen integration of its 15 countries to promote growth, Ghana's President John Mahama said at the Reuters Africa summit.

Apr 7, 2014

 

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson has called for the strengthening of human rights and the rule of law in order to meet the challenges in bringing peace and security to places of conflict and crisis, and in building sustainable development for all.

Apr 2, 2014

 

A thematic debate on Water, Sanitation and Sustainable Energy in the Post-2015 Development Agenda is underway at the United Nations Headquarters, New York.

Apr 2, 2014

 

The Chief Justice, Lady Justice Georgina Theodora Wood has urged Ghanaians abroad to do more to support the country.

Apr 2, 2014

Ghana’s implementation of  the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for the promotion of gender equality and empowerment of women, reduction of child mortality, universal primary education and combating of HIV/AIDS has been showcased at the United Nation’s headquarters in New York.

Mar 31, 2014

Ghana today (March 10,2014) concluded its final inputs to the United Nations' Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) regarding a request for the extension of the continental shelf of Ghana beyond 200 nautical miles.

Mar 17, 2014

A new Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) database is collecting previously scattered and unharmonized land cover information from around the globe into one centralized database.

Feb 7, 2014

The Ghana National Gas Company (Ghana Gas) has signed a Construction, Pre-Commissioning and Tie-In Agreement (CTIA) with Tullow Ghana Limited (TGL).

Feb 6, 2014

PRESIDENT MAHAMA & VICE @ PEDUASE

President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday announced that Ghana would improve on her neighborliness’ programme by strengthening her relations with other countries.

Feb 3, 2014

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched a new publication aimed at improving conservation of food crops, many of which are crucial to the world’s food and nutrition security.

Jan 24, 2014

Mr Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, the Minister of Youth and Sports, on Thursday said the government would build a multi-disciplinary sports-inclined senior high school in each region as part of its programme to deliver 200 new second-cycle institutions.

Jan 24, 2014

Ghana’s real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the third quarter of 2013 grew by 0.3 per cent (year-on-year) compared to the 6.1 per cent recorded in the second quarter.

Jan 24, 2014

Haruna Iddrisu Speaking

Mr Haruna Iddrisu, Minister of Trade and Industry, on Thursday reiterated government’s commitment to increase the nation’s electricity generation capacity from the current 2,800 megawatts to 5,000 megawatts by the end of 2016.

Jan 22, 2014

USAID logo

The USAID-Financing Ghanaian Agriculture Project (USAID-FinGAP) was on Tuesday launched in Accra.

Jan 21, 2014

The Minister of Finance, Mr Seth Tekper on Monday inaugurated a 10-member board for the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) with a charge to members to deal with the over $ 200 million debt owed by local cocoa processing companies.

Jan 17, 2014

President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday announced that government has expanded the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to cover other diseases.

Jan 16, 2014

President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday promised that his administration would work hard to ensure greater and quality health delivery to serve as the centre of excellence in Africa.

Jan 15, 2014

President John Dramani Mahama today announced that Ghana would contribute 850 troops to war-torn South Sudan to help restore peace and stability to the North African country.

Jan 15, 2014

John Kufuor

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has called for a global effort to tackle the menace of climate change which is impacting negatively on human endeavors, irrespective of geographical location, stage of development, race, gender or religion.

Jan 14, 2014

Zsolt Németh, Hanna Tetteh, Dr Lawrence Tetteh and other officials from Hungary

Mr Zsolt Németh, Hungarian Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, has called for the deepening of relations between Ghana and Hungary since the two states have similarity and connectivity in policies.


Jan 9, 2014
President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday appealed to the Chinese government to expedite action on the release of $ 3 billion China Development Bank (CDB) loan to support infrastructural development.

Jan 7, 2014

Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana (EFG), has opened nominations for the fourth edition of the Ghana Entrepreneur Awards Gala 2013.

 

Jan 2, 2014

The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has increased the minimum monthly pension by 100%.

In a statement signed by Evangeline Amegashie, Corporate Affairs Manager of SSNIT, and issued to GNA disclosed that, the increase is from GH¢ 100.00 to GH¢ 200.00.

Jan 1, 2014

Vice President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur has assured Ghanaians of the commitment of the government to build a socially inclusive society that that would ensure the progress of all.

Dec 24, 2013

As 2013 comes to an end and we celebrate the coming of the New Year, I take this opportunity to send seasonal greetings to readers of the Ghana Embassy web page. On behalf of the entire staff at the Washington Mission, I want to extend our deep appreciation to all who worked with us.

 

Dec 19, 2013

Bamboo Bike

The UNDP Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme, has helped Bright Generation Community Foundation to produce bamboo bicycles as an innovative initiative to combat climate change.

Dec 18, 2013

A new study released today by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development says West Africa has potential to strengthen its agricultural sector.

Dec 16, 2013

First Lady Mrs. Lordina Mahama who is also the First Vice President of the Organisation of African First Ladies Against HIV & AIDS (OAFLA) for West Africa has presented food supplements to the National Association of People Living with AIDS (NAP+).

 

Dec 16, 2013

The Policy Unit at the Presidency will from Tuesday appraise the performance of ministers during the course of the year.

Dec 16, 2013

The multi-million dollar Bui Hydro Power Project in the Banda District in the Brong Ahafo Region has been completed.

Dec 16, 2013

The Minister of Energy and Petroleum, Emmanuel Kofi Buah, says government cannot afford to slip in its bid to increase energy generation capacity in view of the increasing demand of power consumers.

Dec 13, 2013

Ghana’s Ambassador to the U.S., His Excellency Daniel Ohene Agyekum on Friday, December 12, 2013 was among the dignitaries who signed the book of condolence on behalf of the government and people of Ghana at the South African Embassy in honor of former President, Mr. Nelson Mandela whose death occurred on December 5, 2013.  He was 95 years old.

Dec 11, 2013

“Growing up as a young student in secondary school, Nelson Mandela was an icon for us,” says President John Dramani Mahama in an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour.

Dec 9, 2013

"If we must safeguard our fledgling democracies then we must invest in security and safety for the continent", says President John Mahama.

Dec 6, 2013

President John Dramani Mahama said on Friday that it was the entire people of Africa and not  just Nelson Mandela alone who was transformed during the 27 years of his imprisonment on Robben Island.

Nov 27, 2013

Ghana and South Africa signed Memoranda of Understanding on Tuesday to leverage cooperation as part of President Jacob Zuma's three-day state visit to Ghana.

Nov 26, 2013

Mr Edward Doe Adjaho, Speaker of Parliament, has said the Office of the Speaker was liaising with the United Kingdom House of Commons to establish an office of scrutiny.

Nov 20, 2013

The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MoTI), in an effort to improve Ghana’s trade relations with French speaking countries, has opened a new office, Espace Francophone Ghana, to execute the initiative.

Nov 20, 2013

Mr Haruna Iddrisu, Minister for Trade and Industries, has lauded the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) for its commitment towards the growth of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) across the world.

Nov 19, 2013

The Amir of Kuwait and Chairman of the third Afro-Arab Economic Summit, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, has directed the managers of the Kuwait Fund for Economic Development to offer soft loans to African countries to the tune of one billion dollars in the next five years.

Nov 15, 2013

President John Dramani Mahama on Friday announced that no government official would be allowed to buy a state bungalow or state vehicle.

Nov 12, 2013

A memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Ghana and Korea to implement the Akumadan Tomato Expansion Irrigation Project with a grant aid of 2.2 million dollars from the Korean government.

Nov 8, 2013

The Ghana Chamber of Mines, on Thursday held a resource nationalism forum in Accra for stakeholders in the industry to ensure that all actors benefit equally from the natural resources.

Nov 8, 2013

States along the Gulf of Guinea, have agreed to strengthen their collaboration towards the utilisation of their gas resources.

Nov 8, 2013

Mr Haruna Iddrisu, Minister of Trade and Industry on Thursday said Ghana has increased its export trade with countries belonging to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Nov 6, 2013

Members of Parliament today urged government to take steps to ensure that all government hospitals in the country are insured against fire outbreaks.

Nov 6, 2013

The 2012 HIV Sentinel Surveillance (HSS) of Ghana report has shown a reduction in national adult HIV-prevalence as well as a reduction in new HIV infections.

Nov 6, 2013

A forum has been held in Manhattan, New York in memory of Prof. Kofi Nyidevu Awoonor, former Council of State chairman, who was among 67 people killed in the terrorist attack at the Westgate Shopping Mall in Kenya on September 21, this year.

Nov 5, 2013

President John Dramani Mahama on Tuesday said his determination to fight corruption had not changed and craved the indulgence of all to put their hands to the wheel to achieve that goal.

Nov 5, 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has challenged the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) to develop systems devoid of human interference to help address the inherent inefficiencies of the scheme to contribute to its sustainability.

Nov 5, 2013

General Electric (GE) on Monday briefed the Minister of Energy and Petroleum, Mr Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah on the company’s intended 1000 megawatt power project in the country.

Nov 4, 2013

The long-cherished hope of some Ghanaians to see the resurgence of the once famous Kumasi Shoe Factory has materialised.

Nov 4, 2013

The Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) has announced that members states in the sub region would from January 2015 adopt a Common External Tariff (CET) for goods coming in from outside the region.

Nov 1, 2013

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture is putting in place modalities to resuscitate the livestock and poultry industry in the country.

Oct 31, 2013

The Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing, Collins Dauda, has expressed government’s commitment to ensure that the Kpong Water Works Expansion Project is completed by December 2014 to provide water to the people of Adenta and its environs.

Oct 31, 2013

Government has expressed delight over the positive response of the private sector to its policy of Public-Private Partnership, PPP.

Oct 30, 2013

Ghana is one of the fastest growing and most politically stable African countries, Robert Ward, Country Director of The Economist Intelligence, said yesterday.

Oct 30, 2013

Naoyuki Shinohara, Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), visited Accra on October 27-29, 2013.

Oct 29, 2013

President John Mahama has left Accra for Stockholm, Sweden, where he will be co-hosting the mid-term review meeting of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI Alliance).

He will be co-hosting the meeting with the Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation, Hillevi Engström.

Oct 29, 2013

The Vice President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur says government is taking pragmatic measures to address the country's current economic challenges.

Oct 28, 2013

The Authority of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has tasked President John Mahama to facilitate and monitor the convergence process for the establishment of a common currency in the sub-region.

Oct 28, 2013

President John Dramani Mahama last Saturday announced that government in collaboration with Ghana Health Service would establish a National Cancer Registry.

Oct 27, 2013

The objectives of the Diaspora Support Unit is to enhance government’s capacity to address concerns, problems and grievances of Ghanaians in the Diaspora, in a more proactive and effective manners with the ultimate goal of facilitating the role and contribution of Ghanaians abroad in national development.

Oct 21, 2013

The Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) Mrs Mawuena Trebarh says Ghana needs to project and maintain the right Image and Reputation of both the GIPC and the country as a whole order to attract more of the scarce Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) in the market.

Oct 21, 2013

The maiden Ghana Made Product Awards 2013, an initiative of Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana (EFG), has listed a number of outstanding Made in Ghana products for honours.

Oct 17, 2013

Ghana improves one place up in the latest edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking released Thursday.

Oct 17, 2013

Better food systems are required in order to defeat hunger and malnutrition around the globe was the key message coming from the observance of world food day at Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) headquarters.

Oct 17, 2013

Mr Clement Kofi Humado, Minister of Food and Agriculture on Wednesday said Ghana is now self-sufficient in the production of most carbohydrate foods such as maize, cassava, yam, cocoyam, sweet potatoes and plantain.

Oct 16, 2013

President John Mahama announced on Wednesday that the execution of development projects would be prioritised to cover those that have the potential to transform the lives of Ghanaians.

Oct 11, 2013

About 1.3 million Ghanaians would continue to enjoy subsidies on electricity and water, notwithstanding the recent hikes in the commodities, Mr Mahama Ayariga, Minister of information and Media relations has announced.

Oct 11, 2013

President John Dramani Mahama on Friday said Government had established a Police Command and Staff College which would begin academic work in November at Winneba.

Oct 2, 2013

African leaders have been advised to place people at the centre of learning Information Communication Technology (ICT) to enhance sustainable development and improve quality of lives on the continent.

Oct 1, 2013

Faculty and students of the Kennesaw State University on Monday recognised President Mahama for his belief in the capability of women and putting many in decision-making positions in his government.

Oct 1, 2013

President John Mahama yesterday visited the Kennesaw State University in the State of Georgia, where he delivered a lecture on Ghana's evolution as a democracy and its growing economic and international influence.

Sep 26, 2013

President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday attributed Ghana’s long political stability to maturity and patriotism that have kept the people together irrespective of whatever circumstances.

Sep 26, 2013

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor on Tuesday paid a courtesy call on President John Mahama at his official residence in New York, USA.

Sep 26, 2013

President John Mahama has engaged with US Secretary of State John Kerry on progress made with regards to the Millennium Challenge Account projects and the second compact which will assist Ghana's energy sector.

Sep 20, 2013

House passes GOP spending plan that defunds Obamacare

Sep 20, 2013

President John Dramani Mahama will leave Accra Friday for New York, US to participate in the 68th General Assembly of the UN.

Sep 20, 2013

The Chief Executive of the National Petroleum Authority, NPA, Alex Mould, has been appointed as the Acting Chief Executive of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation.

Sep 20, 2013

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor left Accra for New York, United States, to attend the 68th Session of the United Nations.

Sep 20, 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has assured the government and people of Mali of Ghana's support as the country embarks on another democratic journey.

Sep 18, 2013

President John Mahama will on Thursday September 19 2013 travel to Bamako, Mali to participate in the swearing-in of H.E. Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta as President of the Republic of Mali.

Sep 18, 2013

Ghana’s President, John Dramani Mahama will be among 131 Heads of States to attend the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, which opens on Monday, September 23, 2013.

Sep 18, 2013

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) is working with traditional authorities and technocrats to re-package indigenous music to boost its appeal to international tourists.

Sep 18, 2013

Vice President Paa-Kwesi Amissah-Arthur on Tuesday explained that the deregulation of the petroleum sector and the expansion of the tax net are to help raise additional income for the execution of government projects.

Sep 17, 2013

Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur on Tuesday explained that the deregulation of the petroleum sector and the expansion of the tax net are to help raise additional income for the execution of government projects.

Sep 16, 2013

Dr Bernice Heloo, Deputy Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), on Monday said government was in the process of developing a business plan for the establishment of a refrigeration plant.

Sep 16, 2013

Ghana has drawn seven times African champions, Egypt in the final play-off for a place in the FIFA World Cup in Brazil next year.

Sep 11, 2013

As part of his two-day State Visit to Benin, President John Mahama and his Beninois counterpart chaired a bilateral meeting between the two countries.

Sep 11, 2013

The Governments of Ghana, Benin and Togo, have agreed to expedite action on the construction of the Lagos Abidjan Highway to enhance the free movement of their citizens to and from the three neighbors.

Sep 11, 2013

Government would from next year select five manufacturers in agribusiness every year for support.

Sep 11, 2013

President John Dramani Mahama on Tuesday announced that Ghana would establish synergies with neighbouring West African countries to ensure swift and safe delivery of goods and services at various ports and harbours.

Sep 11, 2013

This morning, President Obama, Vice President Biden, the First Lady, and Dr. Biden will join White House staff on the South Lawn of the White House for a moment of silence at 8:46 AM ET – the time that the first airplane struck the World Trade Center.

Sep 5, 2013

The Government of Ghana has sourced 35 million-dollar loan from India for the reconstruction of Komenda Sugar factory in the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem (KEEA) District of the Central Region.

Sep 4, 2013

Mr Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuye, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, has underscored the need for West African countries to trade among themselves to strengthen their bargaining power on the continent.

Aug 22, 2013

Vice President Amissah - Arthur in a group photograph with the Air Chiefs

Vice President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur has lauded the air force for the critical role it continues to play in combating crimes and security threats across the country.

Aug 22, 2013

Finance Minister Seth Terpker on Wednesday said the economy was on a gradual path to recovery, picking up from the challenges of the first six months of the year.

Aug 22, 2013

Dr Joe Oteng Adjei, Minister of Environment, Science and Technology, on Wednesday announced the interest of some investors to explore the possibility of turning plastic waste into diesel.

Aug 21, 2013

Ghana will host the third edition of the West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Zone B tournament from October 24 to November 3 in Accra.

Aug 21, 2013

President John Dramani Mahama on Tuesday announced that Ghana would soon start producing one million metric tons of fertiliser per annum to feed the local and the international markets.

Aug 20, 2013

The Cabinet has approved the issuance of a petroleum agreement between the GNPC, GNPC ExploreCo and AGM Ghana for south deepwater offshore Ghana.

Aug 20, 2013

The Minister for Education, Prof Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang, has stated that the government is on target in raising technical education to a level that will make it attractive.

Aug 20, 2013

US Secretary of Navy, Ray Mabus with President Mahama

The United States Government has offered to assist Ghana and the West Africa sub-region in confronting illegal activities along the Gulf of Guinea.

Aug 19, 2013

The International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Maritime Labour Convention (MLC, 2006) comes into force on August 20, inaugurating a new era of decent work for seafarers and fair competition for ship owners in the global shipping industry.

Aug 19, 2013

KLM’s Regional Manager for Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone, Mr Axel Metselaar, has expressed optimism about the future of Ghana’s economy, especially as the court case will be determined.

Aug 16, 2013

The Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC), on Thursday presented 120 Desktop Computers to the Ghana Prison Service worth GHC153, 000, in Accra.

Aug 15, 2013

The United States (U.S.) Embassy’s Public Affairs Office in Accra, through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR), invites creative proposals that promote HIV/AIDS prevention and/or education through outreach activities in information sharing and/or programming.

Aug 9, 2013

Mr Haruna Iddrisu, Minister of Trade and Industry, said government would support foreigners who would invest in Ghana to boost the economy and create jobs for the people.

Aug 6, 2013

Some nominated indigenous Made in Ghana Products, have been shortlisted to receive the Pride of Ghana honours at the maiden edition of the Ghana Made Product Awards and Exhibition 2012.

Aug 5, 2013

President John Dramani Mahama Monday morning inspected progress of work on the Awoshie-Pokuase and Anyaa Pokuase roads under construction.

Aug 5, 2013

The National Identification Authority, (NIA) and the Ghana Immigration Service, (GIS) have cleared the air on which of the two Institutions is qualified to register foreigners living in the country.

Aug 5, 2013

Government and its social Partners including labour organisations are meeting on Tuesday in Ho to discuss the sustainability of the Single Spine pay policy and the challenges posed to economic management and development.

Aug 5, 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has given an assurance that the government is focused on implementing measures to address the challenges facing the country's economy.

Aug 2, 2013

Farmers in Tamaligu, a community in the Savelugu-Nanton District of the Northern Region have expressed joy over the introduction of butternut squash, an export commodity, to the village.

Aug 2, 2013

Ghana is one out of two countries in Africa to win the prestigious award for notable and outstanding progress in fighting hunger, the Minister of Agriculture, Mr Clement Kofi Humado, has said.

Aug 2, 2013

Vivo Energy, the company formed by Vitol, Helios Investment Partners and Shell to distribute and market Shell-branded fuels and lubricants across Africa, has acquired a majority shareholding in Shell Ghana Limited.

Aug 1, 2013

Government is committed to reduce bureaucracy that have, over the years, stifled business at the country's ports and harbours.

Aug 1, 2013

The National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) is to set up a Music Recording Department to make way for awarding a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Production.

Aug 1, 2013

Dr Henry Kofi Wampah, Governor of the Central Bank, has said increased production and consumption of local rice and the advent of gas production are alternative sources for sustainable exports and foreign exchange earnings for Ghana.

Aug 1, 2013

Ghana shall in September host the African Cashew Alliance’s (ACA) World Cashew Festival and Expo to help players in the industry develop the value-chain process.

Jul 31, 2013

Only five per cent of the nation’s 1.9 million hectares of irrigation potential has been developed, Dr Ben Vas Nyamadi, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Irrigation Development Authority (GIDA), has said.

Jul 29, 2013

Farmers group in the Tain District of Brong Ahafo Region, have adopted a cashless transaction system that enables them to purchase farm inputs, services and sell their produce without having to exchange physical cash.

Jul 29, 2013

President John Dramani Mahama, on Friday said, government has prioritised the development of infrastructure and business development to propel the socio-economic development of the country.

Jul 26, 2013
Ambassador Daniel Ohene Agyekum on Thursday commended the Hershey Company for supporting cocoa farmers in Assin Foso.
Jul 24, 2013

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the Government of Ghana on Tuesday signed an agreement for the award of eight million dollars for feasibility studies into the second compact of the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA).

Jul 24, 2013

Today marks a year since the death of Ghana's former President, Professor John Evans Atta Mills who passed on after he had returned from the United States for a medical checkup.

Jul 22, 2013

The National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG) and Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to promote local economic development.

Jul 22, 2013

President John Dramani Mahama on Sunday joined hundreds of Ghanaians who thronged the National Theatre to celebrate the birthday of late President John Evans Atta Mills.

Jul 18, 2013

Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has appealed to the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to increase its assistance to rural communities to create other forms of employment to absorb labour released from farming.

Jul 10, 2013

Ghana has one of the world’s most promising National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) that is striving to provide basic health care needs to its people, a health expert has said.

Jul 10, 2013

Parliament on Tuesday passed the Communications Service Tax (Amendment) Bill, even though industry players have cautioned that the House’s consent to that piece of legislation may lead to the appreciation of the cost of services.

Jul 8, 2013

Nana Oye Lithur

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, is working with the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) to develop a comprehensive national protection system towards the elimination of cultural practices that affects children and women in Ghana.

Jul 5, 2013

Mr Felix Kwakye-Ofosu Deputy Minister for Information and Media Relations, on Friday said that government scholarships would now be restricted to cover only courses that are not available in the country's tertiary institutions.

Jul 5, 2013

Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah

Mr Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, has said the repair work and testing on the West African Gas Pipeline has been completed and soon the supply of gas shall resume.

Jul 3, 2013

The Central Region will soon see massive industrialization to help accelerate its development, Mr Haruna Iddrisu; the Minister for Trade and Industry has assured the people of the Region.

Jul 3, 2013

Government would offer a two-year tax holiday to any investor prepared to establish an agro-processing industry in four deprived Regions in the country.

Jul 3, 2013

Singapore intends to deepen economic ties with Economic Community of West African states (ECOWAS), as trade relations between both regions surge.

Jul 3, 2013

The World Health Organization (WHO) has published a new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) treatment guidelines recommending that there was the need to offer antiretroviral therapy (ART) earlier than expected.

Jun 28, 2013

Dr Ekow-Spio-Garbrah, President of the Dominium University, said the Right to Information Bill would enable Ghanaians to access a wide range of information on government operations.

Jun 28, 2013

It will soon be possible for Ghanaian Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards to work in outlets in Nigeria and in French speaking countries as well as Cape Verde.

Jun 28, 2013

Mr Mahama Ayariga, Minister for Information and Media Relations, on Thursday gave the assurance that government would provide the needed financial support for Ghanaian students studying abroad on government scholarship.

Jun 27, 2013

Volta Star Textiles Limited (VSTL) at Juapong has procured an ECOWAS protocol certificate to sell its products in the sub-region under tariff exemption.

Jun 26, 2013

Ghana’s economy grew year on year by 6.7 per cent in the first quarter of 2013, compared to 10.3 per cent for the same period in 2012, Dr Philomena Nyarko, acting Government Statistician has said.

Jun 24, 2013

Ghana and five other countries are to benefit from US’s 20 million dollars under the Key Populations Challenge Fund (KPCF) to expand their country programmes on high-impact comprehensive package of HIV prevention, treatment, and care services for key populations.

Jun 24, 2013

The Minister of Education, Professor Jane Naana Poku-Agyemang on Friday commissioned a six million US dollar technical training centre for the Takoradi Polytechnic to train Ghanaian students in Oil/Gas and other technical vocations.

Jun 21, 2013

Ghana and the United State of America have signed a 1.4 million dollar project agreement to improve on research in agriculture and agribusiness.

Jun 21, 2013

The Center for Democratic Development (CDD) Ghana, would be monitoring and reporting on the implementation of G8 Partnership with the Ghana Government on Extractive Industry Transparency.

Jun 19, 2013

Public Private Partnership (PPP) is needed in the investment drive to revamp Ghana’s railway system that has collapsed, Mrs Dzifa Attivor, Minister of Transport, said on Wednesday.

 

Jun 18, 2013

The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), has launched the 13th edition of the Ghana Club 100 Awards on the theme: “Promoting Good Corporate Governance and Innovative Entrepreneurship”, in Accra.

Jun 14, 2013

Karin Landgren, Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) of the United Nations, has awarded Peacekeeping Medals to more than 700 Ghanaian peacekeepers for their outstanding service as part of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL).

Jun 14, 2013

Food commodity markets, in particular for cereals, are set to be more balanced in 2013/14, according to Food Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO) Food Outlook report published on Thursday.

Jun 14, 2013

Dr Henry Kofi Wampah, Governor of the Bank of Ghana, on Thursday said he expects the cedi to be broadly stable in the second half of the year on foreign inflows.

Jun 14, 2013

Mr. Alhasan Azong

Mr Alhassan Azong, Minister of State at the Presidency responsible for Public Sector Reform, on Thursday launched the Africa Union Public Service Day celebration in Accra.

Jun 12, 2013

Cabinet has approved the amendment to the Whistleblower Act to give more protection to private individuals who may volunteer information on crime to the security services.

Jun 4, 2013

Dr Omane Boamah, Minister of Communications, has said government shall soon present a draft bill to Parliament to ban the exportation of copper from the country.

Jun 4, 2013

A local business consortium, Eco Technologies and Community Infrastructure Group (ETIC Group Ghana), is to help the country speed up its efforts at closing the housing gap with the introduction of steel bending solutions that reduce time and cost.

Jun 3, 2013
First Lady Mrs Lordina Mahama and other first ladies on Saturday participated in an International Symposium on HIV and AIDS as part of the ongoing 5th Tokyo International Conference on African Development in Yokohama, Japan.
Jun 3, 2013

Shinzo Abe, Japanese Prime Minister, on Saturday opened the 5th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) with the announcement of a five-year 32 billion dollars package to support infrastructure development and boost economic growth in Africa.

May 31, 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has stated that the only way African countries could develop politically and financially was by embracing democracy as it would improve public participation and development.

May 31, 2013

The World Bank is initiating a project to help strengthen capacities of African Universities to among other things meet the developmental needs of the continent.

May 31, 2013

A trade and agriculture policy advocacy group has observed that inadequate funding and difficulty in accessing agricultural credit for farmers had resulted in low agricultural productivity in Ghana.

May 30, 2013

President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday stated that the only way Africa could develop and overcome its challenges is to provide a collective and common voice in pursuing development agenda.

May 29, 2013

The third Women Deliver conference has opened in Kuala Lumpur with a call on international leaders to make the health and wellbeing of girls and women their priorities and not afterthoughts.

May 22, 2013

Government will in the next few days undertake a major shakeup within the Customs and Excise and Preventive Service, and review the leadership of the Ghana Revenue Authority.

May 18, 2013

The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) has launched the 2nd Ghana Industry Awards, spanning all sectors of the economy, to provide a platform to help define the highest standards of excellence in business.

May 15, 2013

The World Economic Forum’s Global Competitive Index 2012/2013 has ranked Ghana as the 4th investment destinations in sub-Saharan Africa and 3rd among the five top recipient of Foreign Direct Investment into Africa.

May 15, 2013

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) would in June use smart mobile phones to disseminate information on agriculture among farmers to increase productivity.

May 15, 2013

As part of its commitment towards the socio-economic development of the country, Tullow Oil plc in 2012 invested 669 million dollars as part of its corporate social responsibilities.

May 13, 2013

Nana Oye Lithur

Nana Oye Lithur, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, shall on June 18, launch the National Pensioners Association of SSNIT Pensioners Medical Fund.

 

May 13, 2013

The European Union and Africa have forged a partnership aimed at addressing the challenges of the present circumstances and attaining better standards of living for their people.

 

May 13, 2013

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) projects strong growth of cereals such as global wheat, coarse grains and rice production in 2013.

May 13, 2013

The First Lady Mrs Lordina Mahama has announced that government would introduce a Certificate in Midwifery programme as part of plans to increase the number of midwives.

May 10, 2013

The National Information Technology Agency (NITA) is collaborating with Microsoft to develop the capacity of the government to use ICT in delivering services to citizens.

 

May 10, 2013

Former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan has reiterated the negative impacts of tax avoidance and evasion on the world, indicating that these activities while they are global issues “have direct impact on the lives of mothers and children.”

May 10, 2013

President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday said government had provided provisional licenses for nine organisations to invest in energy generation.

May 9, 2013

Government has directed the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to conduct a nation-wide inspection of all markets to ensure that all electrical installations in such places meet their approval.

May 9, 2013

Vice President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur on Tuesday repeated the call for investors to make Ghana a preferred investment destination, saying “Ghana has the core elements for investment success.”

May 7, 2013

Ghana’s gas processing plant project at Atuabo would be completed before its deadline this year, Mr. Samuel Agyemah, official of the Ghana National Gas Company, has said.

May 7, 2013

Ghana and Japan on Monday signed a 14-million dollar grant for the improvement of the Power Distribution System project to be carried out in Brong Ahafo and Northern Regions.

May 6, 2013

Mr Kwesi Ahwoi

Mr Kwesi Ahwoi, Minister of the Interior said at the weekend that Ghana has set up a National Integrated Programme (NIP) as an effective regional response to the threat pose by organised crime.

May 2, 2013

The Export Development and Agricultural Investment Fund (EDAIF), is to invest more funds into mango production in a manner that will make the fruit the ‘cocoa’ of the north.

Apr 5, 2013

Vice–President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur has told the international business community that Ghana has huge economic potential that can be harnessed for mutual benefit.

Apr 4, 2013

Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah

The Minister of Energy and Petroleum, Mr Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah has called on Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) to make quality and safety the hallmark of their operations.

Apr 1, 2013

The Government of Ghana last Thursday launched the National Urban Policy (NUP) Framework and Action Plan to facilitate and promote the sustainable development of Ghanaian cities and towns.

Mar 28, 2013

President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday said about 10 different Turkish business delegations have visited Ghana following his trip to the eastern European country a couple of months ago.

Mar 28, 2013

Seven paragliding pilots for the eighth paragliding festival dubbed ‘Okwawu 2013’ have arrived in Accra and paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Tourism.

Mar 27, 2013

PRESIDENT MAHAMA & MR BILL GATES

President John Dramani Mahama on Tuesday commended Mr Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, for his tremendous support to Ghana's Public Healthcare system, especially in the area of HIV/AIDS.

Mar 27, 2013

Dell on Tuesday announced in Accra a suite of new enterprise solutions to help customers deliver results faster, access Dell expertise and get their IT problems solved faster than before.

Mar 26, 2013

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Daniel Ohene Agyekum, Ghana's ambassador to the United States, left, talks with Kennesaw State University Daniel Papp, second from left, and other speakers at the Year of Ghana conference.

Ghana is often held up as an archetypal African democracy, with peaceful transfers under its belt since the constitution was reformed in the early 1990s.

Mar 26, 2013

Government will soon list part of its shares in the GIHOC Distilleries Company Limited on the Ghana Stock Exchange, Haruna Iddrisu, Minister of Trade said on Monday.

Mar 25, 2013

Mr Gene A. Cretz, United States Ambassador, says a number of companies in his country are ready to invest in Ghana to facilitate collaborative assistance.

Mar 18, 2013

I had the privilege of interviewing the Ghana Ambassador to the USA earlier in the month of March 2013 in Washington DC. His Excellency the Ambassador; Daniel Ohene Agyekum, was kind enough to grant me audience when I visited with him at his office where we talked about Ghana-USA relations, Ghanaians in the diaspora and what the current government in Ghana is doing to ensure that the discovery of oil in Ghana does not become a Dutch disease.

Mar 18, 2013

Mr Ken Allen, Chief Executive Officer of DHL Express, has described Africa as the last bastion for business globally with the potential to improve to be stable and lucrative for international commerce.

Mar 18, 2013

The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS), the world’ largest independent professional body representing the procurement and supply profession will on 21st - 22nd May 2013 organize its annual Pan African Conference in Accra.

Mar 18, 2013

Breast Care International (BCI), a breast cancer awareness NGO, has initiated a number of strategies to demystify breast cancer and encourage women to undertake regular self and clinical breast examination as well as seek early treatment.

Mar 18, 2013

Government on Sunday says it has received assurance from the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the West African Examination Council (WAEC) that preparations for the conduct of the 2013 West African Senior Schools Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) were on course.

Mar 15, 2013

Mr. Haruna Iddrisu, Minister of Trade and Industry (MOTI), has assured textile manufacturing companies in the country that government would do everything possible to keep them in business.

Mar 15, 2013

Ghana has signed and exchanged notes for the provision of two grants from Japan to support various sectors of national development.

Mar 14, 2013
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Mar 8, 2013

A water treatment plant is to be established at Essiama in the Western Region to cater solely for the oil fields, Alhaji Collins Dauda, Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, announced on Thursday.

Mar 7, 2013

Hundreds of Ghanaians in the Washington DC metro area on Wednesday 6th March, defied  the inclement weather of snow, sleet and rain to join the Ambassador and staff at the Embassy in celebrating Ghana`s 56th Independence Anniversary.

Mar 7, 2013

Mr Tegegnework Gettu, UNDP Assistant Secretary General and Director for the Regional Bureau for Africa, congratulating Ghana on her 56th Independence Day anniversary, has described the nation as a symbol of democratic stability in Africa.

Mar 6, 2013
Feb 27, 2013

Nana Oye Lithur, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, would lead a 40-member delegation to participate in the 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the United Nations headquarters in New York, USA.

Feb 26, 2013

Mr Noatak Nikai, Ambassador of Japan in Ghana signing GGHSP project with Mr. Hubert Charles, the National Director of World Vision Ghana after the signing ceremony in Accra.

The Japanese Government and World Vision Ghana, a Christian Non-Governmental Organisation, on Tuesday signed a 120,826 dollars grant to provide decent academic facilities for the Saaman community in the Fanteakwa District in the Eastern Region.

Feb 26, 2013

President John Dramani on Monday re-assured Ghanaians that the electricity challenges the country was currently facing would become the thing of the past by the middle of the year.

Feb 25, 2013

Mr James Wooldridge, Country Commercial Manager, British Airways Ghana, said the airline was very committed to its business in Ghana after having performed extremely well in 2012.

Feb 25, 2013

Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang,   Minister of Education, has tasked polytechnics to consider the introduction of programmes that would contribute immensely to national development.

Feb 25, 2013

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Finance Minister of oil rich Nigeria, has cautioned Ghana to illustrate greater transparency and accountability in managing the fledgling oil industry to avoid the challenges associated with the harnessing of the natural resource.

Jan 13, 2013

The New York Times, one of the most influential newspapers in the United States of America has listed Accra as one of the best places in the world for business and pleasure this year, 2013.

Jan 9, 2013

The Iranian government has promised President John Mahama its full support and cooperation as he assumes office as the fourth President of the Fourth Republic.

Dec 21, 2012

Mrs Ruby Sandhu-Rojon, United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator, has commended journalists for their tremendous work with the international body throughout the year.

Dec 21, 2012

Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas of Ghana has been appointed by the United Nations (UN) and Africa Union (AU) as their Joint Special Representative for Darfur.

Dec 21, 2012

Mr Paul Biya, President of Cameroon has congratulated President John Dramani Mahama on his electoral victory on December 7.

Dec 21, 2012

Mr Blaise Compaore, President of Burkina Faso has congratulated President John Dramani Mahama on his electoral victory on December 7.

Dec 21, 2012

Professor Diocounda Traore, President of Mali has congratulated President John Dramani Mahama on his electoral victory on December 7.

Dec 18, 2012

Hu Jintao, President of the People’s Republic of China, has congratulated President John Dramani Mahama on his electoral victory on December 7.

Dec 18, 2012

Alassane Ouattara, President of Cote d’Ivoire has congratulated President John Dramani Mahama on his electoral victory December 7.

Dec 18, 2012

President John Dramani Mahama, has expressed condolence on behalf of Ghanaians for the loss of lives following the shooting of 26 people including school children and six adults by a gunman in the US.

Dec 11, 2012

Beninios President, Yayi Boni, who is also Chairman of the African Union paid a courtesy call on President-elect, John Dramani Mahama at the Castle, and praised Ghana for organizing yet another peaceful and transparent election.

Dec 10, 2012

The United States congratulates President John Dramani Mahama and the people of Ghana for the successful election on December 7.

Dec 9, 2012

President John Dramani Mahama has been elected to a new term with 50.7 percent of votes cast, according to results declared by the Electoral Commission of Ghana.

Dec 4, 2012

President John Dramani Mahama has appealed to all stakeholders to play their roles responsibly to ensure a peaceful and successful general election this week.

Nov 19, 2012

Government has provided $30 million for the development of infrastructure at the newly established University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) in Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region.

Nov 18, 2012

The mortal remains of Alhaji Aliu Mahama, former Vice President were laid to rest at his private residence at Kalpohin Estate in Tamale.

Nov 16, 2012

Vice President Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur has outdoored the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) at Ho, the capital of the Volta Region.

Nov 16, 2012

The former Vice President passed on at the Korlu-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra on Friday, after a short illness. He was 66.

Nov 14, 2012

President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama has said the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) was playing a useful role in ensuring that the poor and vulnerable gained access to appropriate care.

Nov 13, 2012

President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama has announced that government would in the coming years eliminate the use of kerosene in communities by providing electricity that was affordable and accessible.

Nov 7, 2012

The Vice President of Ghana, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, has declared the collapse of the Melcom shopping complex as a national disaster.

Oct 16, 2012

Mr. Alfred Okoh Vanderpuije, the Chief Executive of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), says the assembly has secured a $1.2m from the government of China to finance the installation of street lights at Cantonments in Accra.

 

Oct 16, 2012

Mr. Samuel Offosu-Ampofo, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD), has allocated two motorbikes each to 40 districts to enable them to undertake effective monitoring and supervision of the Ghana Social Opportunities Project (GSOP)

Sep 19, 2012

Ghana’s late President, John Evans Atta Mills, was yesterday conferred with a posthumous honor from the International Institute of Education in recognition of his highly distinguished career as a Fullbright Scholar and as the President of the Republic of Ghana at a special ceremony held in the United States of America.

Sep 13, 2012

Dr. Edward Omane-Boama, the Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, has called on the youth to take advantage of opportunities offered by the government to acquire employable skills.

Sep 13, 2012

Mr. Benjamin Aryee, Chief Executive Officer of the Minerals Commission, says government has developed a multi sector approach in the mining sector by establishing a taskforce to regulate and improve the mining sector revenue.

Sep 4, 2012

Sea transportation has seen an average increase of about 22 percent per year.

In the year 2010, sea transportation was thirteen million, nine hundred and seventy six thousand, four hundred and thirty nine tones.

Aug 27, 2012

The Upper East Regional, Mr Mark Owen Woyongo has disclosed that the Government of Ghana has put in place arrangements for the construction of a multi-purpose dam on the White Volta at Pwalugu in the Upper East region. Estimated to be completed in 2019, the dam would generate electricity and irrigate over 100,000 hectares of land to the benefit of people in the Upper East and Northern Regions of the country.

Aug 24, 2012

Ghana Government five-year bond to raise money to fund a number of infrastructural projects was oversubscribed by more than 200 percent, a statement from the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, announced yesterday.

Aug 24, 2012

President John Dramani Mahama has announced that government has embarked on a project to retool the energy sector that would enable the country to supply liquefied gas and substantial electricity to Benin.

Aug 23, 2012

The Outgoing US Ambassador to Ghana, Donald Teitelbaum, says Ghana continues to show good signs as a true democratic nation having witnessed a smooth transition of power after the passing on of President Atta Mills.

Aug 22, 2012

Vice President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur has expressed strong conviction for further growth of the relationship between Ghana and the United States of America (USA), for the mutual benefit of people of the two nations.

Aug 22, 2012

Hon. Sherry Ayittey, the Minister of Environment, Science and Technology, says Government has espoused a new national policy on Science and Technology Education.

Aug 22, 2012

H.E. Dr. John Dramani Mahama, the President of Ghana, has announced that government has approved $10 million dollars out of the three billion dollar loan secured from China, for the expansion of infrastructure at the newly-established University of Health and Allied Science in the Volta Region.

Aug 21, 2012

The Bank of Ghana on Tuesday introduced into circulation an upgraded GH¢50 banknote, which has been enhanced with new security features to stem counterfeiting of the currency.

Aug 16, 2012

The 7th Annual Internal Audit Forum is scheduled to take place in Accra on the 23rd and 24th of this month, according to a News Release issued by the Internal Audit Agency (IAA) in Accra, yesterday.

Aug 11, 2012

Amidst the outpour of grief and eulogies, members of the Diplomatic Corp, officials from the U.S. Department of State, Ghanaian Clergymen, Heads of  Ghanaian Associations, memebers of the various political parties, the Ghanaian community and friends of Ghana gathered at the Embassy of Ghana to celebrate the life of the Late President, Prof John Evans Atta Mills on Friday.

Aug 10, 2012

The body of Late President John Evans Atta-Mills lies in state at the Banquet Hall of the State House as mourners file pass.

Aug 8, 2012
President John Dramani Mahama today paid his last respect to the late President John Evans Atta Mills at the Banquet Hall of the State House in Accra. President Mahama, who arrived at the State House around 1103 hours, dressed in a black suit and tie with his wife, Lordina was followed by Vice President Kwesi Amissah- Arthur and former First Lady, Dr Mrs Ernestina Naadu Mills.
Aug 8, 2012

The Embassy of Ghana in conjuction with the Council of Ghanaian Associations (COGA) invites you to a memorial service for our late president, His Excellency Prof. John Evans Atta Mills.

Aug 4, 2012

The Government of Ghana has officially announced the final funeral rites of the late President John Evans Atta Mills at a press conference in Accra yesterday by the late President Mills Funeral Planning Committee.

Aug 2, 2012

Parliament has approved a credit agreement between the government of Ghana and CAL Bank Ghana Limited for the medium term loan facility of US$ 13,912,750 and € 3,484,457 for the procurement of vehicle and communication equipment for the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF).

Aug 2, 2012

President John Dramani Mahama yesterday hinted that his administration would allocate ample time to deepen grassroots decentralisation which the late President Mills embarked upon.

Jul 30, 2012

The State funeral of the late President John Evans Atta Mills will take place in Accra from Wednesday August 8 to Friday August 10, 2012, a statement from the office of the President said.

Jul 25, 2012

Following the sudden demise of our President Prof. John Evans Atta Mills, the Embassy of Ghana will open a book condolence on Thursday July 26th, Friday July 27th, Monday July 30th and Tuesday July 31st between the hours of 10:00am – 3:00pm each day.

Jul 24, 2012

It is with a heavy heart and deep sorrow that the Chief of Staff, announced the sudden and untimely death of the President of the Republic of Ghana- His Excellency Prof. John Evans Atta Mills.

Jul 18, 2012

His Excellency President John Evans Atta Mills has commissioned an ultramodern school complex at the Mamprobi Salvation Cluster of Schools, which is to provide permanent accommodation for pupils who were formally part of the “school shift system” in the Accra Metropolis.

Jun 29, 2012

His Excellency President John Evans Atta Mills, has on behalf of Government, presented the National House of Chiefs (NHC), with a cheque of GHC500,000 as seed capital for the establishment of the Ghana House of Chiefs Endowment Fund (GHOCEF).

Jun 22, 2012

The Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing, yesterday, launched the ‘Ghana Housing Profile’ which seeks to inform, promote and assist in the implementation of housing policies at the national level.

Jun 20, 2012

Proposed site-map of New Offshore Shore-Base Facilities

Ever since oil and gas was discovered in commercial quantities in the West Cape Three Points of the Western Region, there has been an upsurge of supply vessels berthing at the Takoradi port to transact business.

Jun 20, 2012

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has launched a 24 million cedi agricultural input to boost farmers income in the five Savannah Development Authority regions.

Jun 14, 2012

Dr. Joseph Oteng Adjei, the Minister of Energy says, the Agence Francaise de Development (AFD) has committed €5.6 million towards feasibility studies of the Pwalugu Multi-purpose dam project to be constructed by the Volta River Authority (VRA).

 

Jun 14, 2012

H. E John Mahama, Vice-President says, Ghanaians can now enjoy reliable and accurate weather forecasts and warnings from the Meteorological Agency (GMet) from the acquisition of 2.5 million dollar surveillance radar.

 

Jun 13, 2012

Mr. Alban Bagbin, the Minister of  Health (MoH), has announce that  government has placed an order for the supply of medical equipment valued at $276 million to be distributed to hospitals and clinics to enhance health delivery in the country.

 

Jun 13, 2012

Mr. Lee Ocran, the Minister of Education says a grant of $70 million has been committed by Denmark, Germany and the World Bank to support technical and Vocational education in the country.

Jun 12, 2012

H. E Dramani Mahama, the Vice-President of Ghana, has announced a GH¢21 million project, to train an initial 5,000 persons with disability (PWDs) across the country in ICT skills.

Jun 8, 2012

The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes, (ACCORD) based in South Africa, has awarded Ghana the 2012 Africa Peace Prize.

Jun 7, 2012

Ms Sherry Ayittey, Minister of Environment, Science and Technology, says this year’s World Environment Day celebration seeks to remind Ghanaians of Government’s commitment to make the earth a conducive place to live in.

Jun 7, 2012

Hon. Rojo Mettle Nunoo, the Deputy Minister of Health (MoH), says the MoH has received a mobile mini-laboratory worth €4,000 to help detect counterfeit medicines in Ghana.

Jun 5, 2012

The Government of Ghana has targeted to subsidise 176,000 metric tonnes of granular and liquid fertilizer at a cost of GH¢120.3 million and 151,000 metric tonnes of certified seeds at the cost of GH¢4.8 million, all totaling GH¢124.1 million.

Jun 1, 2012

The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) today lauded the new Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition launched by the G8.  FARA is an umbrella organisation that brings together and forms coalitions of major stakeholders in agricultural research and development in Africa.    A statement to the Ghana News Agency in Accra signed by Dr. Tiemoko Yo, Chairman of FARA commended G8’s commitment to launch a technology platform together particularly with FARA, the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), and other partners.

Jun 1, 2012

Mr. Kwasi Atta-Antwi, the National Programme Director of the Rural Enterprises Programme (REP), has announced that a $184 million to be committed in implementing the third phase of REP, with the objective of improving the livelihood and income of the rural folks, micro and small entrepreneurs, starting from this year to 2020.

Jun 1, 2012

Introduction

As in most traditional societies or countries, the concept of poverty in Ghana is a recent phenomenon, which has come about as a result of a number of factors including modernization and economic development. There was communal or family ownership of wealth.

May 31, 2012

Ghana’s population currently stands at 24, 658,823. That is according to the results of the 2010 Population census released by the Ghana Statistical Service.

May 30, 2012

Brazil has approved Ghana’s request for the supply of various types of equipment to mechanize the country’s agricultural sector.

May 30, 2012

Mr. Ken Sagoe, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), of the Tamale Teaching Hospital says, a modern Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure, worth one million Euros, is being installed at the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH), to improve upon healthcare at the hospital.

May 30, 2012

Mr. Jamal Saghir, World Bank Director for Sustainable Development in Africa has announced that, World Bank has approved $120 million for the second phase of the West African Agricultural Productivity Programme, to improve food production in Ghana and Senegal.

May 29, 2012

Madam Akua Sena Dansua, Minister for Tourism, yesterday said the sector Ministry was making efforts to properly position Ghana as an attractive tourism and investment destination in West Africa.

May 29, 2012

President John Evans Atta Mills said despite 2012 being an election year with economic challenges, the Government would take decisions and actions in the supreme interest of the people.

May 29, 2012

Vice President John Dramani Mahama is in Brasilia, Brazil to attend the UNDP organized Fifth Ministerial Forum for Development. The Forum will focus on the need to aggressively tackle social inequalities, which have been identified as the key challenge for many societies despite ongoing strategies to overcome poverty.

May 23, 2012

Ghana is hosting a four-day ECOWAS Regional Workshop to examine the role of women in the search for food security in West Africa.

May 22, 2012

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration in collaboration with Model African Union Secretariat (MAUS) would host about 500 youth leaders across Africa as part of the 49th African Union Day (AU) celebration in Accra on May 25.

May 22, 2012

Vice President, H.E. John Dramani Mahama, has lauded the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana (ICAG) for the pivotal role it is playing in national development.

May 21, 2012

Ghana is expected to get some 600 million dollars from a three-billion-dollar fund for the new Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition being championed by the G8 countries.

May 21, 2012

Mr. Bright Appiah, Chairman of the Executive Council of the Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition (GNECC) and a Board member of the Global Campaign for Education (GCE), has launched the Global Action Week (GAW) 2012, with a call on parents, teachers, care givers, civil society and government to help transform the Early Childhood Education system in Ghana.

May 21, 2012

A statement has been issued by Volta Region Development Agency (VORDA), to announce that two separate Chinese delegations on Health and Agriculture from Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region are on reciprocal visits to the Volta Region under the Volta-Ningxia Sister-Relationship programme.

May 21, 2012

H.E Dr. John Dramani Mahama, the Vice President in Ghana, has confirmed government’s determination to make health care accessible to all, by providing the needed infrastructure, equipment and human resources to man every medical centre.

May 21, 2012
Mr. Andrew Mitchell, UK International Development Secretary, says a new programme of general budget support, will provide up to GH¢165 million (£60 million), in grants to Ghana
May 19, 2012

Ghana together with Ethiopia and Tanzania are to benefit from more than a three billion dollar package by the Group of Eight industrialized countries.

May 19, 2012

President John Evans Atta Mills says government recognizes agriculture and food security as a strong foundation for democracy, rule of law and respect for human rights.

May 18, 2012

The US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton has lauded President John Evans Atta Mills and the three other African heads of state who are attending the 38th G8 Summit in the US for their leadership roles in tackling food insecurity and malnutrition in their countries.

 

May 15, 2012

The Government of Ghana has resumed full ownership of the Tema Shipyard by reclaiming the 60 per cent share that it sold to Penang Ship Building Company of Malaysia.

May 15, 2012

The 2nd Ghana Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Expo (Business Sense 2012) was launched in Accra today on the theme: “Growing Sustainable Enterprises through Finance and Technology.”

May 10, 2012

The ECOWAS Gender Development Centre (EGDC) yesterday donated 30,000 US dollars to three rural women groups in Ghana who engage in agricultural production to assist them acquire materials and other logistics to support their farming activities.

May 9, 2012

Alhaji Amidu Sulemana, the Upper West Regional Minister, has announced that the Government has so far awarded 276 educational projects on contract in the Upper West Region, to expand education infrastructure, to enhance teaching and learning.

May 9, 2012

The Government has expanded the Rural Enterprise Programme (REP) to cover all the 161 Municipal and District Assemblies in the country, to help accelerate growth of the rural economy to curb abject poverty.

May 7, 2012

Mr. Musa S. Mbenga, Country Representative of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recently in Accra presented the Ghana National Aquaculture Development Plan (GNADP) to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture.

May 7, 2012

Tullow Oil PLC says it expects to secure approval to commence work on a second field TEN in the third quarter of this year.

May 4, 2012

Mr. Mahama Ayariga, a Deputy Minister for Education, yesterday reiterated Government’s commitment as part of its Better Ghana Agenda to continue to invest in the educational infrastructure of the country.

May 4, 2012

The First Lady, Dr. (Mrs.) Ernestina Naadu Mills has assured Ghanaian women that, policy measures aimed at reducing maternal mortality and the implementation of free health care for pregnant women including deliveries will be vigorously pursued.

May 3, 2012

As the world marks World Press Freedom Day today, the government would like to sincerely congratulate media practitioners for their various roles in the national development effort.

May 2, 2012

His Excellency President John Evans Atta Mills has arrived in the Senegalese capital Dakar, where he joins colleague ECOWAS Heads of State for an emergency meeting.

 

May 2, 2012

President John Evans Atta Mills has assured Ghanaians that more jobs would be created in the country with the $3 billion Chinese loan to mitigate the unemployment situation in the country.

May 2, 2012

The First Lady, Dr. Ernestina Naadu Mills has said there is the need to re-emphasize the need for responsible parenthood to reduce maternal mortality in the country.

Apr 30, 2012
The general public is  being informed that Tueday the 1st of May 2012 is a statutory public holiday in  Ghana. The Embassy will therefore be closed on Tuesday the 1st of May and resume its normal duty on Wednesday the 2nd of May 20112.
Apr 30, 2012

President Mills giving his welcome address at the 'Ghana Jesus Festival'

President John Evans Atta Mills over the weekend made a declaration for peace on Ghana and asked for God’s blessing on the citizenry.

Apr 26, 2012

President John Evans Atta Mills has again assured the international business community that Ghana today has many opportunities that make her one of the most attractive investment destinations in the world.

Apr 25, 2012

H.E Professor John Evans Atta Mills, President of the Republic of Ghana emphasized the need to pay serious attention to the efforts at conserving our natural resources, stressing that our very human existence is intrinsically linked to the oceans, reiterating that “when the last marine specie dies, the last man will die

Apr 24, 2012

Mr. Bright Appiah, Chairman of the Executive Council of the Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition (GNECC) and a Board member of the Global Campaign for Education (GCE), has launched the Global Action Week (GAW) 2012, with a call on parents, teachers, care givers, civil society and government to help transform the Early Childhood Education system in Ghana.

Apr 24, 2012
A statement has been issued by Volta Region Development Agency (VORDA), to announce that two separate Chinese delegations on Health and Agriculture from Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region are on reciprocal visits to the Volta Region under the Volta-Ningxia Sister-Relationship programme.

Apr 24, 2012

H.E Dr. John Dramani Mahama, the Vice President in Ghana, has confirmed government’s determination to make health care accessible to all, by providing the needed infrastructure, equipment and human resources to man every medical centre.

Apr 23, 2012

A $7.8 million vehicle assembly plant has been inaugurated in Accra to help create jobs and provide equipment for the construction and waste management sectors.

Apr 23, 2012

Vice President John Mahama (left) laying foundation for the commencement of work

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has said that Government would spend 250 million dollars on the recapitalization of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.

Apr 20, 2012

The Government of Ghana has presented GH¢31, 615, 00 to the second batch of 69 persons living with disabilities (PWDs), in the Dormaa Municipality of the Brong Ahafo Region.

Apr 19, 2012

Some 60 ministers responsible for finance, sanitation and hygiene from over 30 developing countries will participate in the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) meeting on April 20 at the World Bank in Washington, DC.

Apr 19, 2012

Mr. Emmanuel Owusu-Oware, a Director of the University of Ghana Computing System, has inaugurated a US$400,000 Information Access Centre (IAC), at the University of Ghana to improve IT literacy.

Apr 19, 2012

The Third Edition of the annual National Girls camp project, being funded by the USAID as part of the Transition and Persistence (TAP) Project, implemented by Plan Ghana has been opened.

Apr 19, 2012

Mr. Jerry Sam, the Project Director of Africa Elections Project (AEP), has launched an online platform designed to map and display reports from the Electoral Commission, civil society groups and citizens on the upcoming general election in Ghana.

Apr 18, 2012

Mr. Kwesi Ahwoi, the Minister of Food and Agriculture says government has announced a subsidy on the price of 40 HP out board motors from GH¢7,500 to GH¢4,900 to boost the fishing season which is expected in late June.

Apr 18, 2012

Mrs. Justice Georgina Wood, Chief Justice says the United Kingdom (UK) has provided GH¢17 million to support the December 2012 general election.

Apr 17, 2012

President John Atta Mills has asked Ghanaians to continue to make useful inputs into the governance process with their views and ensure that they work hard to support Government in achieving a better life for all.

 

Apr 17, 2012

The National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) would soon come out with a long-term national development plan to meet future development goals of the country, Mr. Paul Victor Obeng, Chairman of the Commission announced yesterday.

 

Apr 17, 2012

The Ministry of Trade and Industry in collaboration with the World Bank yesterday disclosed plans to deal with challenges in Ghana and Nigeria trade relations and also outdoor measures to strengthen ECOWAS.

 

Apr 17, 2012

The Deputy Minister for Finance Hon. Fifii Kwettey has noted that Ghana’s economy is on sound footing. He however, cautioned Ghanaians to stop thinking that there was wealth in the country because of the cocoa, minerals, timber etc, but rather consider the resourcefulness of the nation as a very important issue.

Apr 16, 2012

The Electoral Commission (EC) has announced that over eight million persons had been registered by the end of the second phase of the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR), as against 6.5 million persons anticipated.

Apr 10, 2012

A Ghanaian born biology student hoping to combine an interest in biomedical research and a desire to become a dentist is the 2012 winner of the Richard Bernstein Achievement Award at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Apr 10, 2012

Mr. Elorm Attipoe, the Greater Accra Regional Coordinator of the Youth Enterprise and skills Development Centre YESDEC), has announced that YESDEC, a subsidiary of Zoomlion Ghana Limited, has trained 9,000 unemployed Ghanaians.

Apr 5, 2012

All is set for the signing of an agreement between Ghana and Canada, for Canada to support the expansion of the Aboadze Thermal Plant in Takoradi.

Apr 5, 2012

Vice President John Dramani Mahama yesterday inaugurated 47 vehicles worth over 8.5 million dollars, with a call on Ghanaians to step up tree-planting projects to mitigate disasters. He said: “most of the disasters that occur could have been prevented if trees were planted to serve as a wind break”.

Apr 3, 2012

Government has earmarked for construction three additional roads in the Ablekuma South Constituency as part of on-going construction of a 2.3 kilometre dual carriage road in Dansoman in Accra.

Apr 3, 2012

Vice President John Dramani Mahama, today, appealed to African leaders to create a congenial atmosphere that would attract international investors into their countries.

Apr 2, 2012

Perry A. Cantarutti, Delta Air Line’s Senior Vice President of Delta Air Lines, in charge of Europe, Middle East, Africa and India, has said that Ghana is a key market for Delta in view of its stable economy, natural resources and serene environment.

Apr 2, 2012

The government's efforts to speedily build the country’s infrastructure through partnerships with the private sector had a shot in the arm on March 27, following the approval of US$30 million from the World Bank to kick-start the project.

 

Mar 30, 2012

Mrs. Gifty Tetteh, the Manager of Bioenergy, at the Ministry of Energy, says government is to roll out a renewable energy action plan this year to attract more than $1 billion investment in power generation, into the national grid.

 

Mar 30, 2012

H. E John Mahama, the Vice-President says, more than 50,000 people in three districts of the Northern Region have access to potable water, following the inauguration of the Tamale Water Expansion Project estimated at $5 million project.

 

Mar 29, 2012
President Mills has arrived in Togo for an official working visit. He was welcomed at the airport by the President of Togo Faure Gnassingbe and some ministers of state of Togo.
Mar 29, 2012

Mr. Martin Eson-Benjamin, the Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) says MiDA has constructed 243 school blocks in 30 farming districts across the country.

 

Mar 29, 2012

World Food Programe (WEP) has presented equipment and materials to 16 farming groups of the Purchase for Progress (P4P) at Ejura in the Ejura Sekyedumasi District of the Ashanti Region.

 

Mar 29, 2012

H. E John Mahama, Vice-President, says government has released GH¢100 million as first tranche of funds for the activities of the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA).

 

Mar 28, 2012

This year’s Model African Union Summit (MAUS), a high-level conference for the youth across Africa, was, yesterday, launched in Accra.

Mar 28, 2012

Vice President John Dramani Mahama yesterday said public private partnership was critical in mobilising financial resources for the development of the emerging oil and gas industry.

 

Mar 27, 2012

President John Evans Atta Mills left Accra for Abidjan this morning to the commercial Capital of Ivory Coast, Abidjan for the extra ordinary summit of the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) to participate in the deliberation of the recent mutiny that ousted the Malian government and apply the desired and appropriate sanctions.

Mar 20, 2012

Mr. Joe Gidisu, the Minister of Roads and Highways says Work has started on the Eastern Corridor road project.

Mar 20, 2012

Mr. Godwin Kwaku Dolvo Herve Delsol, Deputy Managing Director of the GWCL, says Customers of Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) are to enjoy reliable and quality water supply, following an initiative to rehabilitate its entire water infrastructure costing 1,615,730 million.

Mar 14, 2012

Part of the airside at the Kotoka International airport was turned into a mini rally ground on Tuesday night as scores of Ghanaians thronged the airport to welcome home President John Evans Atta Mills and wife, Naadu from the recent US trip.

Mar 8, 2012

President Barack Obama welcomed His Excellency President John Evans Atta Mills and his delegation to the White house in Washington DC. The two discussed a range of economic and commercial issues that binds the two countries.

Mar 5, 2012

H. E John Dramani Mahama, the Vice President has inaugurated three hundred locally assembled trucks to support the work of farmers and traders in the country.

 

Mar 5, 2012

Mr. John Mahama, Vice-President says government is to construct over 200 community day schools with well-equipped libraries across the country, as part of a new drive to expand access to secondary education.

 

Feb 21, 2012

Preisdent of Ghana, H.E. John Evans Atta Mills has commissioned four fast patrol ships ordered from China by the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) at the Western Naval Command at Sekondi.

Feb 9, 2012

Mr. Esko Hamilo, Under-Secretary of State for External Economic Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, says Ghana’s economic growth and political advancement has attracted a Finish delegation to Ghana to explore business opportunities for the mutual benefit of the two countries.

Feb 9, 2012

Mr. Daniel Darko, a Director of Health Information at the Ghana Health Service, says the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has piloted the use of mobile phones in an effort to bridge the gap between community health workers and patients.

 

Feb 8, 2012

Mr. Martin Eson-Benjamin, Chief Executive of the Millennium Development Authority (MIDA), says government is providing an additional 25 million dollars to support the Millennium Challenge Compact programme in Ghana.

 

Feb 8, 2012
Mr. Esko Hamilo, the Under-Secretary of State for External Economic Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, says Finland has lauded Ghana’s significant growth in the economic development, citing also peace and stable political atmosphere coupled with excellent human relations.

Jan 23, 2012

Mr. Robert Agaab, Upper East Regional Co-ordninator of the Local Enterprises and Skills Development Programme (LESDEP) says the   programme has provided training for 527 youths in the Upper East Region in various trade vocations to make them self-employable.

Jan 23, 2012
Ms. Sherry Ayittey, Minister for Environment, Science and Technology (MEST), says Government of Ghana has inaugurated the Ghana National Cleaner Production Centre at Tema in the Greater Accra Region, to effectively reduce industrial impact and improve the environment and to maximise industrial profit.  

Jan 18, 2012
Mr. George Blankson, Commissioner General of Ghana Revenue Authority has announced that GRA has exceed its 2011 target by GH¢1,161.73 million.
Jan 18, 2012
Madam Augustina Nana Yaa Jantuah, the Director of Public Affairs of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), in collaboration with the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), has embarked on a move to sink boreholes and extend potable water to deprived areas throughout the country.
Jan 18, 2012
President John Evans Atta Mills says government has begun talks with Shelter Afrique, the largest housing development support organization in Africa, as part of its efforts at securing alternative funding for STX housing project.
Jan 12, 2012

President John Evans Atta Mills says Ghana plans to establish an Embassy in Turkey to further consolidate trade relations with that country.

Jan 12, 2012

President John Evans Atta Mills says, the National Identification Authority (NIA) will be given the needed resources and support to secure the national identity cards.

Jan 10, 2012

Mr. Martin Eson-Benjamin, Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) says MiDA has commissioned a six-unit classroom block for the Saint Francis Anglican Primary School at Bontrase in the Awutu Senya District in the Central Region.

Jan 10, 2012

Mr. Shaibu Muniru, a Senior Member of the project team says a project initiated by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has registered 127,606 farmers to create a national database in the country.

Dec 23, 2011

Hon. Joe Gidisu, Minister of Roads and Highways say the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission has made available to the Ministry highways 2 million dollars for the design of a three-tier interchange on the Tema Motorway and Ashaiman roundabouts.

Dec 23, 2011

Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, says Parliament has passed the Appropriation Bill, 2011 to approve and authorize the government to withdraw GH¢19,935,767,331.00 from the Consolidated Fund and other public funds to meet its expenditure for 2012.

Dec 23, 2011

Mr. Anthony Fofie, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of COCOBOD, says the   Board will from January 2012 embark on a massive rehabilitation of over aged cocoa trees to enable farmers in cocoa growing areas to increase their yield.

Dec 21, 2011

Mrs. Betty Mould-Iddrisu, the Sector Minister has announced that basic schools in the three Northern Regions will receive free extra teaching from the next academic year.  The full cost of the tuition and allowances for teachers are being borne by the Ministry of Education.

 

Dec 21, 2011

Mrs. Betty Mould-Iddrisu, the Sector Minister has announced that basic schools in the three Northern Regions will receive free extra teaching from the next academic year.  The full cost of the tuition and allowances for teachers are being borne by the Ministry of Education.

 

Dec 21, 2011

Mr. Gabriel Apatu, the Public Relations Assistant of the Bui Power Authority (BPA) says the authority has taken delivery of three turbines cost $4.7 million whilst $1.7 million for two transformers for installation and production of power at the Bui Hydro Electric Project currently under construction at Bui in the Brong Ahafo Region.

 

Dec 21, 2011

 

H. E. John Mahama, Vice President has launched the third phase of the Rural Enterprise Programme (REP) at Mankesim in the Central Region to improve the livelihood and incomes of rural micro and small-scale entrepreneurs.

 

Dec 20, 2011

H. E. John Dramani Mahama, the Vice President has inaugurated a CASA- 295 twin- turboprop medium lift aircraft for the Ghana Air Force (GAF) to be used to support combat, surveillance and medical evacuations.

Dec 20, 2011

Ms Sedina Tamakloe-Ationu, National Co-ordinator of the National Youth Authority’s (NYA)’s says one hundred youth engaged under the National Youth Authority -project have graduated after undergo-free range broiler poultry production.

Dec 16, 2011

His Excellency President John Evans Atta Mils has positioned Ghana's railway sector growth plan strongly on the mind of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

Dec 14, 2011

Dr. Joseph Oteng-Adjei, Minister for Energy has announced that 3,000 communities throughout the country are being connected to the national grid under the Rural Electrification Project.

 

Dec 14, 2011

H. E John Dramani Mahama, the Vice-President, says Ghana will increase power generation to ensure reliable power supply and become a net exporter of power in the West African sub-region by 2015.

 

Dec 7, 2011

Dr. Joseph S. Annan, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, says the Italian Government has given Ghana Government a grant of €22 million to promote the development and expansion of the private sector under the Ghana Private Sector Development Facility (GPSDF) initiative.

Dec 7, 2011
Alhaji Gilbert Seidu Iddi, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Savanna Accelerated Development Authority (SADA), says SADA has secured a grant of 15 million dollars from the Department for International Development (DFID) to develop a Millennium Development Village (MDV).

Dec 7, 2011

Ms. Emelia Arthur, the Deputy Western Regional Minister, has announced that five District Assemblies in the Western Region have signed a memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with the Ghana Local Governance and Decentralization Programme (LOGODEP), to facilitate the mobilization of internally generated revenue.

Dec 5, 2011

His Excellency President John Evans Atta Mills has requested the United Nations (UN) to keep a close eye on Ghana as he remains strongly committed to ensuring that next year’s General Election is violence-free. 

Dec 5, 2011
As part of its Global Service Leaders Initiative (GSLI), the Meridian International Centre in partnership with the Washington Parks and DC Green Corps undertook tree planting exercise in Oxon Run Park located at South East Washington DC on December 03, 2011.
Nov 29, 2011

 

Mr. John Dramani Mahama, Vice President has assured Ghanaians that Government will ensure peaceful election in the year 2012.

Nov 29, 2011
Mr. John Dramani Mahama, the Vice President says the School Feeding Pogramme will cover an estimated 1.5 million children, thus more than doubling the 700,000 children, who are on the programme in 2008.
Nov 23, 2011

His Excellency Ambassador Ohene Agyekum praised the untiring efforts of Ghana’s hardworking cocoa farmers and government interventions as well as the collaborative efforts of all in the industry that resulted in the attainment of over one million tonnes cocoa output by the country.

Nov 22, 2011

Mr. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, has unveiled  700 refuse trucks and other equipment, for distribution to Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) and private waste management contractors throughout the country.

Nov 22, 2011

H.E. John Dramani Mahama, Vice-President has launched an ICT programme in Accra which seeks to train 5,000 people living with disabilities (PWDs) in the assembling and repair of mobile phones and computers.

Nov 17, 2011

Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning (MoFEP) says, government has pledged its commitment to sustain the progress made in fiscal consolidation to support the macroeconomic stability.

Nov 17, 2011

Dr. (Mrs.) Linda Vanotoo, the Western Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service, says the Ghana Health Services (GHS), in collaboration with UNICEF and other agencies, is distributing a total of 1,360,000 Long Lasting Insecticide Nets (LLIN) in the Western Region.

Nov 14, 2011

H.E John Dramani Mahama, the Vice-President has cut sod for the commencement of work, on an affordable housing scheme in the Northern, Upper West and Upper East Regions.

Nov 14, 2011

Mrs. Ernestina Naadu Mills, First Lady of Ghana, has initiated the building of an Eleven-Classroom block for Bornikope, a coastal community in the Dangbe East District of the Greater Accra Region.

Nov 10, 2011

His Excellency President John Evans Atta Mills has indicated that, it will be much more costly if the country’s peace and stability is shortchanged. 

Nov 2, 2011

H.E John Dramani Mahama, the Vice-President of Ghana, says the Country will benefit from a $36million Australian food security centre.

Nov 2, 2011

Mr. Kwajo Tawiah Likpalimor, a Minister of State at the office of the President, has disclosed that the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) has released GH¢4 million, under the Mathematics, Science and Technology Scholarship (MASTESS) to take care of 3,543 beneficiaries this academic year.

Oct 27, 2011

Mr. Patrick Fine, the Vice President of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), has on behalf of the MCC commended the government for the successfully implementing the projects under the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) progrramme in the country.

 

Oct 27, 2011

Hon. Fiifi Kwetey the Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Planning (MoFEP) says his Ministry in collaboration with Department for International Development (DFID) has launched a National Policy on Public Private Partnership (PPP) in Accra.

 

Oct 27, 2011

H.E Professor John Evans Atta Mills has visited flood affected areas in Accra to share in their grief of hundreds of people, who were displaced by the floods and console the families of those who perished.

Oct 17, 2011

Newmont Ghana Gold Limited has paid more than 47 million dollars (GH¢71.44 million) to government for the third quarter of the year.

Oct 17, 2011

The state today conferred national honours and awards on 109 personalities who distinguished themselves in various aspects of national life at the 2011 National Honours and Awards ceremony in Accra.

Oct 12, 2011

Mr. Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, has announced that government will create 42 new Districts across the country, with the aim of ensuring the effective management of the affected areas.

Oct 12, 2011

Mr. Raphael Yeboah, the Executive Director of the Forestry Services Davison (FSD) of the Forestry Commission (FC),  says government has spent GH¢36 million to put over 27 million seedlings plantation under the new National Forest Plantation Development Programme.

Oct 5, 2011

President John Atta Mills has reminded the Judiciary of the need to be mindful of the very pillars underscoring Ghana’s coat of arms; Freedom and Justice in the discharge of their duties.

Oct 4, 2011

                                                                                                               

President John Mills says Ghana will enhance relations with France for more investment opportunities and expressed appreciation to Paris for her contribution to Ghana's development.

Oct 4, 2011

Mr Haruna Iddrisu, Minister for Communication says government has made giant strides in transforming the country into a modern information-rich and knowledge based society in terms of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) development.

Oct 4, 2011
Mr Kwabena Adu Amaniampong, Informal Sector Coordinator of the Council for Technical and Vocational Education Training (COTVET), has announced that Government has made available GH¢3.0 million under its National Apprentice Programme (NAP) to train 5,000 Junior High School (JHS) graduates, who did not gain admission to Senior High Schools (SHS) in employable skills, this year.

Sep 30, 2011
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has called for the implementation of a Customs union which has been on the drawing board of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) for years now.   
Sep 30, 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills has called on Kofi Annan Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to step up the speed on the implementation of development projects for the benefit of the citizenry.

 

Sep 30, 2011

Mrs. Justice Georgina, Theodora Wood the Chief Justice has announced that the Board of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation has ranked Ghana’s Judiciary seventh out of 53 countries and fourth in terms of rule of law in its 2010 performance index of African countries. 

Sep 29, 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills has launched the Policy Performance Management System which is expected to monitor and evaluate government policies and programmes.

Sep 29, 2011

The Ministry of Education, Ministry of Trade and Industry in collaboration with Insight Foundation, a youth empowerment and development Non-Government Organisation (NGO), is organizing the first National Youth Economic Empowerment Summit (YEES).

 

Sep 29, 2011
Ms Ruby Sandhu-Rajon, United Nations Resident Coordinator says the United Nations (UN) is determined to establish an Information Management Library in Ghana to promote programmes and projects of UN systems.     
Sep 29, 2011

Dr Said Boakye, Technical Advisor on Macroeconomic, at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MOFEP), says MOFEP with support from German Federal Ministry of Development Cooperation, has developed a Macroeconomic Model to enhance economic policy analysis.   

Sep 23, 2011

The country’s economy recorded a 34-per cent growth rate in the second quarter of this year making it the highest second quarter growth rate in four years.

Sep 22, 2011

 

President John Atta Mills joined other 45 democratic leaders in the world to launch the Open Government Partnership. Led by the United States of America, the global initiative is to offer more transparent, effective and accountable governments that are alive to the aspirations of their populace. The move has become imperative as more and more citizens demand accountability and democracy from their leaders. The launch was on the sidelines of ongoing 66th General Assembly of the United Nations in New York.

Sep 22, 2011
The fundamental equity story for Ghana remains appealing: the economy is arguably the fastest-growing in the world and fiscal and monetary policy continues to promote a relatively stable backdrop for future growth, the latest African Markets Revealed report by Standard Bank has said.

Sep 22, 2011
Many international financial institutions continue to paint a positive outlook for Ghana’s economy, citing improved macro-stability, high commodity prices and the onset of the commercial production of oil.

Sep 20, 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills who is in New York in the United States of America for the Sixty Six UN General Assembly has told the World Bank that with the clock of development ticking, his government has no time to waste but to take the desired actions which will accelerate her country’s development.

Sep 13, 2011

His Excellencies Ambassador Daniel Ohene Agyekum of Ghana and Ambassador Limbire Kadangha Bariki of Togo were the guests of honour at the formal inauguration ceremony of the E.P Church, USA in Bethesda Maryland on September 11th , 2011.

In his congratulatory message, His Excellency Ambassador Agyekum exhorted Christians to love one another and be each other’s keeper. He observed that “Beyond the dogmas and rituals of religion, we must find our own way to God. When we yearn for God it must be out of the purity of our hearts.” Ambassador Agyekum also stressed of the importance of teaching our children and youth in the Diaspora to appreciate our culture and traditions.

Sep 1, 2011

School children from Fukushima Prefecture in Japan which suffered a devastating earthquake have written to thank Ghana and especially, staff and management of Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research of University of Ghana for their solidarity messages and chocolates. The letters of appreciation from the students were presented to Professor Alexander Nyarko, Director of the Institute, by Mr Jiro Inamura, Chief Representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), at the Institute in Accra.

Aug 30, 2011

Mr. Koku Anyidoho, Communications Director at the Presidency says Ghana is likely to derive substantial benefits from recent trips by President John Evans Atta Mills to South Africa and Namibia.

Aug 30, 2011

Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, a Deputy Minister of Information, says government has pledged $500,000 as its contribution to the humanitarian efforts in the Horn of Africa, particularly Somalia.

Aug 26, 2011

Mr. George Blankson, the Commissioner-General of Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), says the Registrar General’s Department (RGD) and GRA have been electronically networked under the Government of Ghana e- project to undertake on-line business registration, filing of tax returns and payment of taxes.

Aug 26, 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills has commended the government and people of Namibia for instituting the Heroes Day to honour her sons and daughters who laid down their lives for the country’s independence struggle. This is because a nation that does not honour its heroes is not worth dying for. 

Aug 26, 2011

The 2010/11 cocoa season which is on-going attained an unprecedented level of 1,004,194 metric tonnes on 18th August, 2011 representing the 10th week of the Light Crop season.


Aug 24, 2011

Ghana and South Africa has signed four Memoranda of Understanding (MoU), on Cooperation in tourism, economic and technical cooperation co-operation in the field of oil and gas and cooperation in information and communication technology, by the Ministers responsible for these sectors

Aug 24, 2011

A loan agreement between government and KfW of Germany, for Seven million Euros for the implementation of the e-Zwich rural branchless banking, which will benefit seven million people, including three million rural inhabitants by 2015, has been passed by Parliament.

Aug 24, 2011
H.E Mr. John Dramani, the Vice-President, has inaugurated a new Ghanaian-owned company, the Great Consolidated Diamonds Limited (GCDL), to reactivated operations at Akwatia in the Eastern Regions
Aug 16, 2011

This year’s African Partnership Station (APS), an international initiative developed by the United States Naval Forces Africa, which works co-operatively with US and international partners to improve maritime safety and security in Africa, has begun with the arrival of HSV Swift at Sekondi.

Aug 16, 2011

A 12 member medical team from the International Health Care Volunteers (IHCV) a non-profit health organization based in New Jersey, USA, has begun a two-week medical outreach programme at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) hospital in Kumasi.

 

Aug 15, 2011

President John Evans Atta has summoned a special Cabinet meeting this week to find lasting solution to the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) challenge facing the country.

Aug 15, 2011

The National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP), in collaboration with Asongtaba Cottage Industry and Exchange Programme (ACI&EP), has presented six hundred sewing machines and accessories to beneficiaries who have undergone a six-month intensive training.

Aug 12, 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills has received progress reports from contractors on major road projects in the country at the Castle, Osu.

Aug 12, 2011
  This year’s World Tourism Day will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at Tafi Atome in the Hohoe South District of the Volta Region under the theme “Tourism Linking Cultures”.
Aug 11, 2011

Hon. Emmanuel Kofi Armah Buah, the Deputy Minister of Energy has announced that 12,000 communities in the Western, Central and Brong- Ahafo Regions, will be connected to the national grid.

 

Aug 11, 2011

H.E Prof. John Evans Atta Mills, the President of Ghana, has assured the Ivorian Refugees in the country of government’s commitment to ensure their safety and security.

Aug 5, 2011

 Mr. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, says government has earmarked US$175 million for the implementation of the World Bank Local Government Capacity Support Project in Metropolitan and Municipal Assemblies in the country.

Aug 5, 2011

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has presented education materials valued at $16,640 for distribution to pupils from nine selected schools in the Tano South District.

Aug 5, 2011

H.E. Mr. John Dramani Mahama, the Vice-President has pledged government’s support for Goldfields International to enable the company create more jobs for the country’s youth.

Aug 3, 2011

 

A four-day Ghana Science Congress and Exhibition was yesterday opened in Accra on the theme,” Water, Sanitation and Environment: Securing our Future through Science”.

Aug 3, 2011

Professor Kofi Awoonor, the Chairman of the Council of State, has announced that medical experts from the Diaspora and their Ghanaian counterparts have met in Accra for a medical fiesta to share knowledge and experience.

Jul 19, 2011

Hon. Haruna Iddrisu, the Minister of Communications (MoC), has announced that government will acquire some 4,000 specialized cell phones for emergency response purposes before the end of the year.

Jul 19, 2011

Mr. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, says his Ministry is procuring a set of waste management equipment, valued at $ 10 million from India for distribution to Metropolitan and Municipal Assemblies in the country.

Jul 15, 2011

Alhaji Collins Dauda, the Minister of Transport, says government has released GH¢285,000 for the construction of a new bailey bridge over the Tano River on the Mehame Dadiesoaba feeder road in the Asutifi District of the Brong Ahafo Region.

 

Jul 15, 2011

Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning (MoFEP), has announced that government has released GH¢50 million to the Electoral Commission (EC), for the biometric registration of voters for the 2012 general election.

 

Jul 15, 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills has directed the release US$100 million for the commencement of work on the Asikuma-Hohoe road in the Volta Region.

 

Jul 13, 2011

The Government has decided to invest $250 million in the acquisition of aircraft and other equipments for the Ghana Air Force to enable it provide other services to the public.

Jul 13, 2011

Dr. Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, Chairman of the Electoral Commission (EC), says the EC has opened tenders for the selection of the company that will undertake the biometric registration of Ghanaians before the 2012 elections.

 

Jul 12, 2011

Ms. Lawrencia Adams Simpson, the Chairman of the Ghanaman Community Reinvestment Trust Fund has presented GH¢69,430 to four organizations to undertake various poverty alleviation programmes, to improve the livelihoods of people living in their areas of operation.

Jul 12, 2011

The Forest Research Institute of Ghana (FORIG) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) West Africa Forest Programme have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for €200,000 to promote legal timber trade and strengthen forest governance  in the country.

Jul 12, 2011

An annual summer Tax school has been introduced by government to strengthen the capacity of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) and the Tax Policy Unit (TPU) of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning to develop tax revenue mobilization in Ghana.

Jul 5, 2011

Ms. Mary Ann Addo, Director of the Multilateral Division of the External Resource Mobilization of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MoFEP), says Ghana has started the implementation of an aid policy, to ensure that aid is managed and monitored properly.

Jul 5, 2011

Alhaji Mohammed Kwaku Doku, the Asunafo North Municipal Chief Executive, says the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning(MoFEP) has authorized Ministry of Water Resource, Works and Housing to commit GH¢3,443,141.24 for the construction of the Goaso and Mim drainage projects in the Asunafo North District of the Brong Ahafo Region.

Jul 5, 2011

Dr. Frankline Manu Amoah, the Executive Director of the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana, (CRIG), has announced that Ghana will hit the target of 1,000,000 (one million) metric tonnes of cocoa beans by the end of 2010-2011 cocoa season.

Jul 5, 2011

Mr. Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, the Deputy Minister of Local Government, has disclosed that Government is promoting an initiative called Local Economic Development (LED), to ensure a sustainable national economic growth and development.

Jun 30, 2011

Mr. Kwesi Ahwoi, the Minister of Food and Agriculture, says Ghana is embarking on an accelerated modernization and commercialization of agriculture to enable her to become the food basket of West Africa.

Jun 30, 2011

Dr. Joyce R. Aryee, Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, says the mining sub-sector generated and paid GH¢520.00 million in revenue to the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) in 2010, representing 21% of GRA’s collections in that year.

Jun 29, 2011

Mr. Ismail Omer, Country Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), has presented educational sponsorship packages to 129 school girls from deprived communities in the three Northern regions to ensure that brilliant but needy girls get access to quality education in the country.

Jun 29, 2011

The 3rd Ghana Water Forum which aims at addressing the challenges in the water and sanitation delivery, is scheduled for Monday, 5th to Wednesday, 7th September, 2011.

Jun 28, 2011

Mr. Abuga Pele, the National Coordinator of the National Youth employment programme (NYEP), has announced that World Bank has provided a grant of $65million for the smooth running of NYEP.

Jun 28, 2011

Hon. Haruna Iddrisu, the Minister of Communication, has launched a two-million dollar Sustainable Water Service Delivery (SWSD) project to assess the functionality and impact of all water points in Afram Plains District.

Jun 27, 2011

The Minister for Energy, Dr. Oteng Adjei, has described the inconsistent natural gas supply from Nigeria since the inception of the West Africa Gas Pipe Line Project in August 2010 as erratic.

Jun 23, 2011

Mr. Thomas Ayamga, the Upper East Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Officer of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), has announced that, MoFA under a French government-funded five-year Rice Sector Support Project (RSSP), will cultivate 1,300 hectares of valleys to  improve rice production in four districts in the Upper East Region.

Jun 23, 2011

Mr. Yakubu Duogu, the Wa Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), says the World Food Programmes (WFP), through its Food for Work project, has supported five communities in the Wa Municipality, in the Upper West Region with food items to repair their dams and dugouts with local labour.

Jun 21, 2011

Mr. John Abdulai Jinapor, the Vice President’s Spokesman, has apologized for the mix up in the figures he announced as commitment of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) towards the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA).

Jun 21, 2011

Ms. Hannah Tetteh, the Minister for Trade and Industry (MoTI), says Ghana has made $60 million from inter-state trade in export commodities with Morocco in the last five years.

Jun 17, 2011

Vice President, John Dramani Mahama in his brief remarks stated that Ghana was making strides in the fight against HIV/AIDS.  He noted that the prevalence rate which stood at 4 per cent ten year ago had dropped to 1.5 per cent through the efforts of Ghana AIDS Commission and its many stakeholders.

Jun 13, 2011

Goodwin College, East Hartford, in Connecticut, USA, has awarded Dr Mrs Naadu Mills, First Lady of Ghana, with a doctorate degree for devoting her life to enhancing girl-child education in Ghana.

    

Jun 8, 2011

Vice President, John Dramani Mahama is leading a Government delegation to the UN General Assembly High Level Meeting on AIDS from 8 to 10 June 2011. The session, which marks thirty years into the AIDS epidemic, will review progress and chart the future course of the global AIDS response.

Jun 7, 2011

Mr. Baba Jamal, a Deputy Minister of Information, has announced that government is developing a national portal information system to provide relevant information on every sector of the economy to potential investors on the Internet.

 

Jun 7, 2011

Mr. Cudjoe Awudi, the Coordinator of the Forest Preservation Program (FPP), says the government of Japan has provided US$7.8 million grant to the Forestry Commission to undertake a 23-month forest preservation project.

 

Jun 7, 2011

Mr. Vincent Senam Kuagbenu, the Executive Director, of the National Service Scheme (NSS), says 10,000 mini bags of maize will soon be harvested on a 400-acre maize plantation at Komenda in the Central Region, under the National Service Farm Program.

 

Jun 7, 2011

Hon. Alban Bagbin, the Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, has announced that government has established the Ghana Urban Water Limited (GUWL), to manage urban water systems in the country.

Jun 6, 2011

As part of mechanisms to enhance and accelerate trade growth between the United States (US) and the African continent, a press briefing to discuss the 2011 African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) forum has been held.

Jun 3, 2011

Mrs. Betty Mould-Iddrisu, the Minister for Education, says government has secured $70 million from the World Bank to reequip the country’s technical schools.

Jun 3, 2011

President J.E.A. Mills announced that government will soon take delivery of a number of ferries to enhance lake transport in the country.

 

Jun 3, 2011

Nana Owusu-Afari, President of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) and Nana Appiah-Agyei Dankawoso, Second Vice-President of the Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GNCCI), have jointly launched a National Industrial Policy (NIP), to stimulate private sector led growth of the economy.

 

Jun 1, 2011

Ghana’s cocoa production at the end of the main 2010/11 crop season provisionally stands at 903,646 metric tons; the highest since the country registered its name on the international market as a producer of cocoa, according to the Ghana Cocoa Board, (COCOBOD).


Jun 1, 2011

A credit facility for Ghana, worth $94.3 million has been approved by the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Jun 1, 2011

Ms Hannah Tetteh Minister of Trade and Industry says H.E Professor John Atta Mills, the President, has ordered the Ministry of Finance to release $25 million to the Savannah (SADA), to carry out its development program.

May 26, 2011

H.E. Mr. John Dramani Mahama, the Vice-President, has reiterated government’s commitment to pursuing policies aimed at modernizing agriculture in order to make it attractive for the youth.

May 26, 2011

Dr. Benjamin Kunbour, Minister of the Interior, has expressed government’s commitment to the ideals and principles of the African Union (AU), as enshrined in the Constitutive Act, towards improving the standard of living of African people.

 

May 24, 2011

Ban Ki-Moon, the United Nations Secretary General, says Ghana’s leading role in the areas of peace and development in Africa, has yielded meaningful results.

May 24, 2011

Mr. Joe Gidisu, Minister of Roads and Highway, has announced that Government has released $320 million for the reconstruction of a road network in the Western Region, under the Western corridor road network project.

May 24, 2011

H.E. John Dramani Mahama, the Vice-President, says the local poultry industry has been given a major boost following government’s decision to establish a poultry support programme, which seeks to revamp the sector.

May 18, 2011

 The Embassy of Ghana bustled with various activities during an Open House Embassy Tour on Saturday, May 14, 2011 as throngs of people poured into the Chancery to experience and explore Ghana’s rich, intriguing and vast culture as well as to sample scrumptious Ghanaian cuisines.

May 16, 2011

On Friday, May 13, 2011, His Excellency Daniel Ohene Agyekum, Ambassador of the Republic of Ghana to the United States of America, visited the New York Stock Exchange to ring the opening bell in celebration of Kosmos Energy’s Initial Public Offering (IPO). Kosmos Energy began trading on May 11, 2011, under the ticker symbol “KOS” after raising $594 million in gross proceeds.

 

May 12, 2011

A statement issued by the Ghana Embassy in Bamako, Mali, says the Embassy in conjunction with the Association of Ghana Industries has held a nine-day Solo Trade Exhibition of made-in-Ghana products in Bamako.

May 12, 2011

Government has secured another $250 million to support the construction of the Eastern Corridor road which will link the Northern parts of the country to the South, through the Volta Region.

 

May 12, 2011

Dr Grace Bediako, the Government Statistician has announced that Ghana’s annual rate of inflation has dropped from 9.13 per cent in March to 9.02 percent in April due to low food prices.

May 9, 2011

Rt. Rev. Osei Safo-Kantanka, the Methodist Bishop of Kumasi, has cut the sod for commencement of work on a GH¢125,000-multi-purpose Institute of Technology Centre at Offinso in the Ashanti Region.

 

May 9, 2011

Mr. Ebow Haizel-Furguson, the Director of Sigma-Base Technical Services (Ghana) Limited, an indigenous oil and gas service provider in Takoradi, says the Company has trained about 900 youth from the Western Region and its environs under the Sigma-Base Oil and Gas Skills Training Programme.

 

Apr 28, 2011

The Minister for Trade and Industry, Hannah Tetteh, at the fourth dialogue series of the National Policy Fair has said the dialogue session on the topic “Assessing Ghana’s Path to industrialization – Governments Intervention So Far” is critical to understanding Ghana’s path to economic development.

Apr 27, 2011

 

As part of the programmes lined up for the second policy fair  a  dialogue session  which focused on the coordinated programme of economic and social development policies 2010 through to 2016 has been organised.

Apr 27, 2011

  The Vice-President, John Dramani Mahama, has said that the Ghana Policy Fair provides an opportunity to showcase the performance and achievement of government and to demystify governance and make it more relevant to the Ghanaian.

Apr 20, 2011

Naa Prof. J.S. Nabila, Wulugu-Naba and President of the National House of Chiefs, has launched the Ascertainment and Codification of Customary Law Project (ACLP), a publication on the pilot phase of the project on customary, family and land laws.

 

Apr 18, 2011

Mr. John Dramani Mahama, the Vice-President, says the World Bank has allocated $65 million to support the training programmes for the youth under the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP).

Apr 18, 2011

The Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod) has announced that Ghana’s cocoa output has increased by 45 percent over that of last year.

Apr 15, 2011
The Neuro-Surgery Department of Korle–Bu Teaching Hospital yesterday took delivery of a state-of-the-art Surgical Table, accessories and biopsy equipment valued at 30,000 dollars from the Accra West Rotary Club.
Apr 14, 2011
The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), in collaboration with Strategic African Securities (SAS), have established the first World Trade Centre (WTC) in Accra.
Apr 14, 2011
Mr. Abu Kasanbata, the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Nadowli has announced that, the United States of America has provided US$1.5 million for the construction of a 7.5 Kilometer road to link the Wa East and Nadowli Districts to help promote economic activities of peasant farmers in the area.
Apr 14, 2011
Mrs. Ama Benyiwa-Doe, the Central Regional Minister, says government has constructed two six-unit classroom blocks at the cost of Gh¢520,000 for the Jukwa and Aburaman Senior High Schools in the Twifo-Hemang-Lower-Denkyira and Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese districts respectively, in the Central Region.
Apr 14, 2011
Mrs. Effie Simpson Ekuban, Chief Director of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, has announced that government is supporting the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), to review and amend its law suit the changing financial landscape.
Apr 13, 2011
Hon. John Tia Akologu, the Minister of Information has launched the second National Policy Fair, which is scheduled to take place at the Accra International Conference Centre from Tuesday, 26th to Saturday, 30th April, 2011.
Apr 13, 2011
The Government of Norway has provided a grant facility of $6.5 million to Ghana to strengthen the environmental management of the oil and gas sector.
Apr 13, 2011
Mr. Samuel Arku-Kelly, the Afram Basin Zonal Agriculture Manager of the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), says construction works on two landing bays at Ekye Amanfrom and Adawso in the Kwahu North District (Afram Plains) in the Eastern Region is progressing steadily.
Apr 13, 2011
Hon. Haruna Iddrisu, the Minister of Communications, has announced that Ghana will start operating telephone number portability from July, this year since the legal regime to regulate and ensure smooth operationalisation of the system by all mobile telecommunication operators have been completed.
Apr 11, 2011
Mr. Alex Bernasko, a Member of the Board of Directors of the Export Development and Investment Fund (EDIF), says EDIF approved GH¢7 million to operators in the export sector to enhance their business activities between January and March, this year.
Apr 11, 2011

Ms. Hannah Tetteh, the Minister of Trade and Industry (MOTI), has announced that a new Electronic Import Declaration Form has been introduced to replace the manual ones currently in use to help streamline import management process and facilitate the speedy clearance of goods through customs.

Apr 11, 2011

Ms. Cheryl Anderson, the Ghana Mission Director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), says USAID will contribute US$400 million towards the implementation of the Business Sector Advocacy Challenge Fund (BUSAC) Phase II.

Apr 7, 2011

Mr. Mahama Ayariga, a Deputy Minister of Education in-charge  of Tertiary Education, says government has secured US$80 million to improve infrastructure in Polytechnics, Vocational and Technical institutions in the country.

 

Apr 7, 2011

 President John Evans Atta Mills has cut the sod for work to begin on the 34.2- kilometre-Berekum-Nsawkaw road project to facilitate easy transportation of people and goods from the rural communities to the urban centres in the Brong Ahafo Region.

 

Apr 7, 2011

The Dean of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) School of Medical Sciences, Professor Harold Amonoo Kwofie, has lauded the decision by the Cuban Government to post specialists and medical doctors to teach at the School.

Apr 6, 2011

Mr. Thomas Manu, the Director of Exploration and Production at the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) says the corporation will begin a major onshore oil production in the Volta Basin this year.

 

Apr 6, 2011

Ms. Sherry Ayittey, the Minister of Environment, Science and Technology (MEST), has announced that a $1.75 million Green Technology Park for the manufacture of biodegradable plastic and other packaging products will  be set up at Pomadze in the Central Region.

Apr 5, 2011

 Mr. Michael Agyemang, Chief Public Relations Manager of the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), says a new water treatment plant will be constructed at Kpong, to produce an additional 40 million gallons of water to meet the current demand of in Accra and Tema.

 

Apr 5, 2011

The Management Development and Productivity Institute (MDPI), in collaboration with Goodwill Consulting Group and African Gulf Petroleum, is organising training for Five thousand youth employed in the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP), to undertake various courses in the oil and gas industry.

Apr 4, 2011

 

More deposits of crude oil and gas have been found by the Jubilee Partners in their Teak-2 exploration well at West Cape Three Points offshore Ghana.

 

Apr 4, 2011

After three months of reactivation, the Volta Aluminium Company (VALCO) is on course towards reviving the aluminium industry in the short-term and the national goal of developing an integrated aluminium project in the long–term.

 

Apr 4, 2011

West African Ministers of Infrastructure, Transport and Energy, has endorsed the provisions of a draft Supplementary Act stipulating the axle load standards for heavy duty goods transport vehicles plying public roads in the sub-region.     

Apr 1, 2011

A Parliamentary committee debating matrixes of the proposed amendments to the 1992 constitution resolved that a sitting President who defects from the political party on whose ticket he won elections should automatically vacate office.

Mar 31, 2011

 

The Minister for Youth and Sports, Mr. Clement Kofi Humado has on behalf of Government and the sporting public sent its congratulations to the Black Stars for their performance in recent times.     

Mar 31, 2011

Management of the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra has announced that the facility will be ready for use by May 15, this year to help contribute its quota to the hospitality industry in the country.

Mar 31, 2011

 President John Evans Atta Mills yesterday performed a ground breaking ceremony at Tarkwa for the reconstruction of the 94.4 kilometre Tarkwa-Bogoso-Ayamfuri road in the Western Region.

Mar 28, 2011

  

 The Diaspora Consultation, in Washington, DC Metropolis,   gave opportunity to the Ghanaian Community  to discuss the operation of the 1992 Fourth Republican Constitution, particularly its  strengths, and weaknesses and to make submissions for possible amendments to the Constitution.

 

Mar 28, 2011

Mr. J. S. Annan, the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, has announced that government has approved a new industrial policy which focuses on production, distribution, technology and innovation of locally manufactured products for the country.

 

Mar 28, 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills has launched a ‘White Gold Campaign’ a special initiative to promote cotton production in the three northern regions,  as part of government’s efforts to revive large scale production of cotton in the country.

 

Mar 28, 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills has cut sod for the commencement of work on a GH¢3 million auditorium for the University for Development Studies (UDS) Navrongo campus, rehabilitation of the Vea Water Treatment Plant and the expansion of Vea Dam wall .

 

Mar 16, 2011

Hon. Joe Gidisu

Hon. Joe Gidisu, Minister of Roads and Highways says government has sourced GH¢27.98 million from its development partners to construct 42 steel bridges countrywide.

Mar 16, 2011

Mr. Jose Ramon Machado Ventura, the First Vice-President of the Councils of Cuba, says the Cuban government is offering to assist Ghana train 250 specialist doctors to improve the capacity of the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

 

Mar 15, 2011

Parliament has passed the Basic National Social Security Scheme Regulation, 2011 and the Occupational and Personal Pension Scheme (General) Regulations 2011 to regulate the management of social security and pensions in the country.

Mar 15, 2011

Mr. Tom Crowards, acting Deputy Director for the Department for International Development (DFID), has announced that UKaid has increased its development assistance to Ghana from €85 million in 2011 to €100 million by the year 2015.

Mar 15, 2011

Ms. Rejoice Tettey, Assistant Public Relations Officer of the National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI), says the board will establish 14 additional Business Advisory Centres (BACs) by the end of 2011 to assist small and micro enterprises. 

 

Mar 14, 2011

H. E. John Dramani Mahama, the Vice President, says government is committed to support self-help development initiatives by individuals, groups, and communities, especially those in the rural areas.

Mar 14, 2011

Prof. Ernest Aryeetey, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Legon (UG), has announced that UG has restructured its undergraduate programmes in Humanities and Sciences, with many new courses and programmes introduced, as well revision of existing ones.

Mar 14, 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills has cut sod for the construction of a medical school complex for the University of Ghana Medical School (UGMS) at Korle-Bu.

 

Mar 11, 2011

Nana Boakye Asafu-Adjaye, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), says the sale of 995,259 barrels of crude oil lifted by GNPC, from the Jubilee Fields will yield at least $110 million.

 

Mar 11, 2011

Hon. Enoch T. Mensah, the Minister of Employment and Social Welfare, has launched a cocoa enhancement project through the use of mobile phones in order to improve the livelihood of some 100,000 cocoa farmers in the country over the next three years.

Mar 11, 2011

H.E. John Mahama, the Vice President, has commended the Japanese government for restoring the Yen loan facility to Ghana, to support the country’s socio-economic development.

Mar 10, 2011

H.E. John Dramani Mahama, the Vice President, says government is putting a place a $120 million project to provide electricity for 500 communities in the Northern Region by 2012.

Mar 10, 2011

The Ghana National Petroleum Company (GNPC) is set to lift the first crude oil from the Jubilee Field on behalf of the government this week, following the successful lifting of the crude by the other Jubilee partners.

Mar 10, 2011

Mr. Donald Teitelbaum, the US Ambassador to Ghana, has announced that the United States in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MOH) will establish a Centre for Disease Control (CDC) in Ghana.

Mar 8, 2011

Mr. Xie Dahu, the Country Director of China International Water and Electricity Corporation, has donated GH¢20,000 for the construction of a two-unit semi-detached teachers’ quarters at Saviefe-Gbogame in the Ho West District of the Volta Region.

 

Mar 8, 2011

 Mr. Haruna Iddrisu, the Minister of Communications, says government will provide $5 million for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) project to empower the youth in that sector.

Mar 6, 2011

The general public is hereby reminded that 6th March,2011 which marks Ghana’s Independence Anniversary, is  a statutory public holiday and should  be observed as such throughout the country.

 

Mar 4, 2011

Mr. Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, the Deputy Minister of Local Government, says the Ahanta West District Assembly is collaborating with the Korean International Co-operation Agency (KOICA), to undertake the second phase of the Strategic Action Land Development (SALD) plan, to create about 20,000 to 30,000 jobs in five years time.

 

Mar 4, 2011

The Petroleum Revenue Management Bill (PRMB) has been passed by Parliament to provide a legal framework for the management of revenue from the country’s oil find with key features being the establishment of the Ghana Heritage Fund and the Ghana Stabilisation Fund.

Mar 4, 2011

Mr. Daniel Graymore, acting Country Director of the United Kingdom (UK) Department of International Development (DFID), has announced that UK has assisted Ghana with £3745-million in support of the country’s development initiatives for the next four years.

 

Mar 1, 2011

H. E. President John Evans Atta Mills has reiterated Ghana’s commitment towards ensuring peace in Africa through dialogue and the strengthening of institutions responsible for the integration of the continent.

Mar 1, 2011

H. E. John Mahama, the Vice-President, has announced that a community ambulance service programmed to offer ambulance service throughout the country will begin in September, this year.

Feb 28, 2011

Understudying the ways in which business is done in the US and how to improve business operations in Ghana, was the focus of 30 MBA students and faculty members fro GIMPA on a two week study tour in U.S.A.

Feb 28, 2011

Mr. Jabesh Amissah-Arthur, the Chief Executive Officer of Bui Power Authority, has announced that the Bui Hydro-electric Project will be ready to provide additional power to the national grid by next year.

Feb 28, 2011

Alhaji Collins Dauda, Minister for Transport, says his Ministry is carrying out feasibility studies for the construction of a deep sea port and position.

 

Feb 23, 2011

 

President John Evans Atta Mills has called on the financial sector to invest more in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and the agricultural sector of the country, to boost the economy.

Feb 23, 2011

Professor Nii Otu Nartey, the Chief Executive Officer of Korle-bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH), says government has secured funding for the first phase of the Emergency Centre estimated at $60 million.

Feb 23, 2011

Mrs. Betty Mould-Iddrisu, the Minister of Education, says government has provided tool kits and also paid for one year apprenticeship for 5,000 Junior High School (JHS) leavers countrywide, under the national apprenticeship programme.

 

Feb 23, 2011

 

H.E. John Dramani Mahama, the Vice President, has presented 85 buses to selected Senior High Schools (SHS) countrywide and 50 pick ups to some Heads of the second cycle institutions, to improve the mobility of students of the beneficiary schools and also facilitate effective academic activities.

 

Feb 22, 2011

Mr. Appiah Donyina, the Director of Exports at the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI), says government has acquired 20,000 acres of land for the cultivation of mangoes in the three Northern Regions.

 

Feb 22, 2011

Dr. Joe Oteng-Adjei, the Minister of Energy, has announced that the World Bank has approved a $38 million credit facility to Ghana for the implementation of an oil and gas capacity building project.

Feb 22, 2011

Mr. Mike Hammah, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, says government will give a major boost to the salt industry to maintain a competitive advantage in its production, as a result of the numerous natural salt sites along the country’s coastal lines.

 

Feb 18, 2011

H.E. Prof. John Evans Atta Mills has assured Ghanaians of government’s commitment to restoring the economy to good health, improve living conditions, rehabilitate and expand infrastructure and strengthen democratic institutions and practice.

 

Feb 18, 2011

H.E. Prof. John Evans Atta Mills, the President of Ghana, has announced that the 30 percent policy used in selecting first-year Senior High School (SHS) students from within a 10-mile radius of schools will be reinstated from the 2011/12 academic year.

Feb 17, 2011

Ms. Hanna Tetteh, the Minister of Trade and Industry, has launched a GH¢1,316,800 re-engineering action plan on behalf of the Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs (MOWAC), to enable it tackle issues on gender equality and women’s right more effectively.

Feb 17, 2011

Dr. Kwabena Duffour, the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, says government will secure an additional $167 million from the Chinese government to support the Bui Hydro Electric Project.

 

Feb 17, 2011

Mrs. Christie E. Bobobee, the Administrator of Stool Lands, has announced that the Office of the Administrator of Stool Lands (OASL), has secured a $50-million grant from the World Bank, to implement the second phase of the Land Administration Project (LAP).

Feb 16, 2011

Prof. Daniel Nyarko, the Rector of Takoradi Polytechnic, has announced that the Polytechnic has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with the University of Derby in the United Kingdom, to begin a Masters programme in Electrical Engineering.

 

Feb 16, 2011

H.E Prof. John Evans Atta Mills, the President of Ghana, has nominated Mr. Kojo Fynn as the Administrator of the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF), in consultation with the Council of State, to replace Mr. Magnus Nicol.

Feb 16, 2011

Mr. Stig Barlyng, the Danish Ambassador to Ghana, says with the country’s rapid economic growth, Ghana should be able to handle her development in the next 10 years, without foreign assistance.

 

Feb 14, 2011

Mr. John Mahama, the Vice-President, says government will provide funds for the construction of additional 1,500 school blocks in selected areas countrywide, this year.

 

Feb 14, 2011

 Ms. Katerina Ntep, the Resident Country Director of the Millennium Challenge Co-operation (MCC), has announced that Ghana has qualified for another amount under the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA).

Feb 11, 2011

Tullow Oil Plc (Tullow) has announced the discovery of oil at its Teak-1 exploration well in the West Cape Three Points, license offshore, approximately 73 metres of net hydrocarbons in two Campanian and three Turonian-aged reservoirs.

Feb 11, 2011

Ghana government and Brazil have signed a $13.66-million agreement for the establishment of a Blood and Sickle Cell Centre in Kumasi, to help address issues on sickle cell and blood-related diseases.

 

Feb 11, 2011

Ms. Augusta Ofeibea Tettey, the acting Public Relations Director of the Brong Ahafo Regional Coordinating Council (RCC), says MedShare International, a -US based Non-Profit Organisation (NGO), has agreed to provide hospitals and health centres in the Brong Ahafo Region with medical supplies and equipment.

Feb 11, 2011

Mr. John Tia Akologo, the Minister of Information, has handed over a new building to the Duusi Vocational Institute in the Talensi-Nabdam District of the Upper East Region.

Feb 11, 2011

Mrs. Ernestina Naadu Mills, the First Lady, has cut sod for the commencement of work on a school complex for the people of Bonikope in the Dangme East District.

Feb 10, 2011

 

 

Oil rig

  

The UK based Tullow Oil, the leading oil producer in Ghana has announced the discovery of more oil.

Feb 9, 2011

The Ghana Cricket Association (GCA) has inaugurated a seven-member Local Organising Committee (LOC), to plan Ghana’s hosting of this year’s International Cricket Division 3 Tournament scheduled for February 23 to 28, 2011 at the Achimota Oval.

 

Feb 9, 2011

Major Albert Don-Chebe (retd), Director of Community and Public Outreach of the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), says part of Ghana’s $547 million compact under the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA), will be used to provide potable water for some parts of the Northern Region.

Feb 9, 2011

Mr. Eric Opoku, the Deputy Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, says the Ministries of Communication and Education are collaborating to provide Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure to all Colleges of Education in the country.

Feb 8, 2011

 Mr. Joseph Yieleh Chireh, the Minster of Health, says government has secured a $13.5 million loan from Badea and Ofid, an Arab firm to expand the radiotherapy facilities at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.

 

Feb 8, 2011

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and the Dalian Medical University (DMU) in China, have signed a partnership agreement to improve the medical field in Ghana.

Feb 7, 2011

Mr. James Kofi Fonu, the Deputy National Coordinator of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) in charge of Monitoring and Evaluation, says government is introducing measures to ensure that interns of NYEP secure permanent jobs in various establishments.

 

Feb 7, 2011

Mr. James B. Steinberg, the US Deputy Secretary of State, has praised Ghana’s leadership style and described the country as a stronghold of rule of law and democracy.

 

Feb 7, 2011

Mr. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, a Deputy Minister of Information, says President John Atta Mills will cut sod for commencement of work on the Universities of Health and Allied Sciences and University of Energy and Natural Resources in Ho and Sunyani, respectively.

Feb 4, 2011

Development experts from the National Development Planning Commission, the Town and Country Planning Department and the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) are meeting to develop a national urban policy to guide the planning and development of urban areas in the country.

Feb 4, 2011

Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, a Deputy Minister of Energy, says government has formulated an energy strategy, which will contribute about 10 percent to the total national energy mix by 2020.

Feb 4, 2011

H.E. Mr. John Dramani Mahama, the Vice President, has cut the sod for commencement of work on a $5.4-million project to provide a safe, fast and comfortable transport system in the country.

 

Feb 4, 2011

Mr. Daniel G. Muomaalah, the Western Regional Manager of Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), says the company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Chinese Company, to expand the Daboase Water Supply System in the Wassa Mpohor East District of the Western Region.

Feb 4, 2011

Dr. Grace Bediako, the Government Statistician, has announced the provisional figures of the 2010 Population and Housing Census, saying Ghana’s population now stands at 24,233,431.

Feb 4, 2011

The National African Peer Review Mechanism Governing Council has issued a statement in Accra, saying Ghana has availed herself for fresh peer review by the African Peer Mechanism (APRM) Forum.

 

Feb 2, 2011

Ms. Sherry Ayittey, the Minister of Environment, Science and Technology, has announced that, her Ministry will totally support the ongoing reforms in the land use planning system under the land administration project.

 

Feb 2, 2011

Mr. Franklin Ashaidey, National Co-ordinator of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), says Ghana has achieved compliance status with EITI, the global standard for improved transparency in the Oil, Gas and Mining sectors.

 

Feb 1, 2011

The Japanese International Cooperation Organization (JICA) has presented training materials for developing human resource capacity for Senior Photo Voltage (PV) dissemination in Ghana, to the Ministry of Energy to develop the PV Industry in the country.

Feb 1, 2011

Mr. George Blankson, Commissioner-General of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), says the GRA realised GH¢5,944.05 billion for 2010, in revenue collection.

 

Feb 1, 2011

Mr. Amos Owusu Boateng, the Country Director of Inland Ghana Mines Ltd, a mineral exploration company, says geochemical exploration done in the Northern Region has revealed large quantities of iron ore deposits at Shieni and other locations in the area.

 

Jan 31, 2011

The governments of Ghana and India have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to set up a $1.2-billion fertiliser project in Ghana for the production of 1.5million tonnes of fertiliser a year.

Jan 31, 2011

 Mrs. Kamla Persad Bissessar, the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, has pledged her country’s co-operation towards ensuring that Ghana’s natural gas from the Jubilee Field is well harnessed.

Jan 31, 2011

The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) has started engineering work on the multi-billion dollar Jubilee Gas Project to harness the country’s natural gas deposits.

 

Jan 28, 2011

Alhaji Mohammed Mumuni, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, has inaugurated a Biometric Passport Application Centre at Takoradi to facilitate the process of acquiring the new modified biometric passport by the people in the Western Region.

Jan 28, 2011

Mr. Francis Yaw Gark, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA),   says the agency has provided potable water to about 50 percent of the country and plans to increase supply to more communities country-wide.

Jan 28, 2011

H.E. President John Evans Atta Mills has cut sod for commencement of work on 30,000 housing units for security agencies as part of measures to provide decent accommodation for more than 70 percent of Ghanaians who cannot afford to buy or build their own houses.

Jan 26, 2011

Ms. Sherry Ayittey, the Minister of Environment, Science and Technology (MEST), says MEST has secured 3,000 computers to be distributed to schools nationwide.

 

Jan 26, 2011

Mr. Albert Brown Gaisie, acting Chief Fire Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), says plans are underway to set up a marine fire unit to team up with the Ghana Navy, to fight possible occurrence of fire in the country’s oil field.

 

Jan 26, 2011
Mr. Daniel Graymore, the Acting Country Director of the Department for International Development (DFID), has announced that the UK government will give Ghana £36 million of UKaid, from the Department for International Development (DFID), to support the country’s budget.
Jan 25, 2011

The Deputy Minister of Energy, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, says the Russian government has extended scholarship packages to 10 Ghanaians to undergo training in value chain management.

Jan 25, 2011
Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, a Deputy Minister of Energy, has announced that Spain has provided a grant of €5 million to government for the supply and installation of solar systems for schools, hospitals and security outposts in remote communities.
Jan 24, 2011

The Fisheries Commission has received a grant of $85,130, from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), under its Technical Co-operation Programme (TCP), to implement an aqua-culture strategic framework.

 

Jan 24, 2011

Mr. Mike Hammah, the out-going Minister of Transport, has inaugurated a 20-member steering committee, for the rehabilitation of the Western Railway Lines to provide efficient transport service towards the economic development of the country.

 

Jan 24, 2011

H.E. Mr. John Dramani Mahama, the Vice-President, will cut the sod for work to commence on the first phase of road projects for the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) programme in Accra on Wednesday, February 2, 2011.

Jan 24, 2011

Arrangement for the construction of a modern library Complex at Winneba, by Twinning City of Charlottesville, Virginia, in the US, under a sister Cities relationship, is completed.    

Jan 21, 2011

Lt-Gen Victor Henry Smith, the Minister of Defence, says Ghana has acquired a satellite equipment to monitor maritime traffic in its territorial waters as part of a security master plan for the oil and gas industry to ensure safe transportation of crude.

 

Jan 21, 2011

Mr. Lee Ocran, Ghana’s High-Commissioner in Pretoria, has donated a-$20,000   ultra-sound machine with rectal probe for prostate cancer to the Urology Department of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.

Jan 21, 2011

Mr. James Agyenim- Boateng, a Deputy Minister of Information, has announced the approval of financial agreement between the Republic of Ghana and OPUS 7 S.R.O Satov of Austria to undertake major health projects to improve health care delivery in the country.

 

Jan 19, 2011

The Ghana Navy has taken delivery of an armoured 28-member crew Naval Vessel to help in protecting the nation’s territorial waters and offshore oil activities.

 

Jan 19, 2011

Mr. Kwesi Ahwoi, the Minister of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), has handed over 1,000 improved piglets for 250 small-scale farmers under the Ministry’s ‘credit-in-kind’ scheme to help increase the country’s livestock production.

 

Jan 18, 2011

Noble Mineral Resources Limited (NMG), a mining company in Ghana, has announced the discovery of high grade gold deposits at its Bibiani Gold project.

Jan 18, 2011
The governments of Ghana and India have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set up a $1.1 billion fertilizer plant at Shama in the Western Region
Jan 14, 2011

Mr. Andrew Burns, the Manager of Global Macro-Economics in the World Bank’s Prospects Group, says Ghana has been projected by the World Bank as the fastest growing economy in Sub-Saharan Africa, with growth rate of 13.4 percent in 2011.

 

Jan 14, 2011

Ms Anima Wilson, the Deputy Ashanti Regional Minister, says government has invested GH¢15 million in the Farmers’ Pension Scheme which aims at improving the welfare of farmers in their old age.

 

Jan 14, 2011

Mr. Kobina Pra-Annan, Chief Executive Officer of the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA), says the Assembly will provide housing loans for eighty people in the Metropolis to enable them construct their own houses.

Jan 13, 2011

Dr. Aaron Offei, the Ashanti Regional Director of Health Services has inaugurated a-GH¢80,000.00 multi-purpose health laboratory for the Juaben hospital in the Ejisu-Juaben Municipality in the Ashanti region.

 

Jan 13, 2011

Ms. Sherry Ayittey, the Minister of Environment, Science and Technology (MEST), has launched the first ever Ghana Science Congress to promote the cause of science and technology in the country and the West African sub region.

Jan 13, 2011

The government and the European Union (EU) have signed a-€26 million agreement to support four projects in the country.

Jan 13, 2011

Mr. Abuga Pele, the National Co-ordinator of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) says the World Bank is to provide funds from a US$50 million facility to support the entrepreneurship module of NYEP.

 

Jan 11, 2011

Tullow Oil Plc has announced the discovery of gas condensate in excellent quality sandstone reservoirs at the Tweneboa-3 appraisal well in the Deepwater Tano license offshore Ghana.

 

Jan 11, 2011

Mr. Ram Ebo Bhavani, Director of Planning at the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), has announced that the Ministry is currently working with stakeholders to secure insurance for farmers.

 

Jan 11, 2011

Dr. P. A. Wiredu, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP), in charge of Human Resource Development of the Ghana Police Service, says 16,000 policemen will be signed up between now and 2014, to strengthen the staff position of the service.

Jan 7, 2011

Mr. Godfred Kwaku Andoh, the Managing Director of Midwest Contract Works Limited, says work has begun on the Sefwi-Wiawso town roads under a programme being sponsored by the Japanese International Co-operation Agency (JICA).

 

Jan 7, 2011

Ms. Matie Nkaona Mashabane, South African International Relations Cooperation Minister, has announced South Africa’s pledge to support Ghana to achieve the “Better Ghana” agenda of the Mills administration.

Jan 5, 2011

Captain William Thompson, Deputy Director in-charge of Inspections and Surveys at the Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA), has announced that 86,312 metric tonnes of oil has been lifted from the Jubilee Field near Cape Three Point in the Western Region.

Jan 5, 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills has urged Ghanaians to work hard to attain national success because this year, 2011, holds bright prospects for the country.

 

Jan 5, 2011

Alhaji Collins Dauda, the outgoing Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, says a draft National Mining Policy (NMP), defining the usage of the country’s mineral resources for national development will soon be presented to cabinet for adoption.

 

Jan 4, 2011

Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, has announced that government will boost the economy with extensive projects and social services investment that will lead to general growth among Ghanaians.

Jan 4, 2011

Mrs. Eleanor Pratt, Communications Director of the Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA), says the first ship to offload oil from the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah at the Jubilee Field has docked at the anchorage of the Tema Port.

Jan 4, 2011

Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, a Deputy Minister of Information, says the Bonyere Gas Processing Project, which will produce 300 million cubic feet of gas daily is progressing steadily as part of government’s gas industrialization programme.

Jan 4, 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills has been ranked Africa’s Fourth Best performing President in 2010 among the continent’s 52 leaders.

 

Dec 22, 2010

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has announced that government would soon construct a general hospital to serve patients within the Madina and Adenta catchment areas.

Dec 17, 2010
Mr. Peter Turner, Executive Vice-President for Gold Fields West Africa Region, has presented a cheque for US$5 million to government on behalf of Gold Fields Ghana Ltd as dividend
Dec 17, 2010

H.E. John Dramani Mahama, the Vice-President, has inaugurated a new sports complex for the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), with an assurance to construct similar sports complexes at the various military barracks in the country.

 

Dec 16, 2010

Ghana joined the world’s oil producing countries when President John Evans Atta Mills turned on the valve for the first oil to flow into the production train yesterday offshore on board the Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) Kwame Nkrumah Vessel, 60 kilometres offshore Cape Three Points in Western Region.

Dec 16, 2010

H.E John Dramani Mahama, the Vice-President, has launched a National Medium Term Private Sector Development Strategy for the creation of 500,000 well-paid jobs in the formal sector to improve the livelihood of the citizenry.

Dec 14, 2010

The Council of Ghanaian Associations (COGA) held its mid- term elections on Saturday, December 11, 2010, at the premises of the Embassy of Ghana in Washington, DC.

Dec 14, 2010

Mr. Kobby Acheampong, Deputy Minister of Tourism, says government is putting in place measures to increase tourist arrivals to the country from 74,800 to one million annually from 2011 to increase revenue.

 

Dec 14, 2010

Mr. Ebo Barton-Oduro, the Deputy Minister of Justice, has announced that government is reviewing the Intellectual Property (IP) system to strengthen the capacity of individuals and institutions to profit from their creativity.

 

Dec 14, 2010

Mr. Noble Appiah, the Executive Secretary of National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) is to facilitate the construction of medical facilities along major highways in the country.

Dec 14, 2010

Professor Kofi Awoonor, Chairman of the Council of State, says government has provided GH¢209,000 to the University for Development Studies (UDS) and the Tamale Teaching Hospital to train more doctors and other health personnel as a strategic measure to address the shortage of doctors and allied health professionals in the three northern regions.

 

Dec 13, 2010

H.E. John Dramani Mahama, the Vice-President, has urged the International Business Community especially those in Egypt to invest in Ghana for attractive returns.

Dec 13, 2010
Mr. Alban Bagbin, Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, says construction work on the 2.8-kilometre-Keta Sea Defence Wall Project, which is to protect some coastal communities in the Keta municipality against tidal waves is progressing steadily.
Dec 13, 2010

Alhaji Issahaku Salia, the Upper West Regional Minister, has announced that government has awarded 257 projects estimated at GH¢55,239,600.51, to cover all developmental sectors of the Region on contract since January, 2009.

 

Dec 13, 2010

Siemens Energy and Atholl Energy are set to undertake the second phase of a 180 mega watt power generation plant to supplement the country’s power supply.

 

Dec 7, 2010
The re-activation of the Volta Aluminium Company (VALCO) which received Cabinet approval last month, will provide a unique opportunity to create 8,000 direct jobs, says Dr. Joe Oteng-Adjei, Minister for Energy.
Dec 7, 2010
President J.E.A. Mills will join other Heads of State in the sub-region for an emergency meeting in Abuja, Nigeria to find a lasting solution to the Ivorian political crises.


Dec 2, 2010

Mr. Mahama Ayariga, a Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, says government intends to restructure the Ghana Cotton Company Limited to help revitalize the cotton industry in Northern Ghana.

Dec 2, 2010

H.E. John Dramani Mahama, the Vice President, has launched a five-year National Strategic Plan to reduce HIV infections by half and also eliminate mother-to-child transmission of the virus.

 

Dec 2, 2010

Ghana and Switzerland have signed an agreement for a-US$2.7 million grant to support the Public Procurement Authority (PPA), to establish a Sustainable Public Procurement (SSP) Project to help improve the public procurement system in the country.

 

Nov 29, 2010

Professor E. H. K Akaho, the Director-General of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC), says personnel of the Commission are undergoing training to help check the misuse of nuclear and radioactive materials in the country.

 

Nov 29, 2010

Ghana is set to participate in an investment forum in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, this December with the aim of charting a new roadmap for trade ties between the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Africa.

 

Nov 23, 2010

President John Atta Mills says government will focus more attention on agricultural productivity especially in the areas of food and cash crops production for local consumption and export.

 

Nov 23, 2010

Investors from China are to provide US$570 million for the implementation of three major projects in Ghana’s mining, health and agricultural sectors.

 

Nov 22, 2010
President John Evans Attah Mills has directed all Regional Administrations to begin work on the setting up of regional museums, art galleries and exhibition complexes to redeem the nation's culture.
Nov 22, 2010
Brazil has committed a grant of $13.66 million to Ghana, for the construction of a Blood and Sickle Cell Centre in Kumasi to facilitate the fight against the disease.
Nov 19, 2010

Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning,  presented the 2011 Budget, under the theme; ‘Stimulating Growth and Development For Job Creation’, to Parliament targeting a growth rate of 13% in the national economy.

 

Nov 19, 2010

Management of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) and two leading Chinese medical institutions have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to enhance the provision of tertiary healthcare services, training and research in the country.

Nov 19, 2010

Hon. John Tia Akologu, the Minister of Information, says Cabinet has approved a policy on the use of local building materials such as pozzolana landcrete blocks, wood and cement for the construction of public structures in the country.

 

Nov 19, 2010

Mr. Norbert Quarmor, the Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Highways Authority (GHA), says GHA has awarded a contract of GH¢1,981,000 for rehabilitation works on the Adomi Bridge at Atimpoku in the Eastern Region.

 

Nov 15, 2010

Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, is scheduled to present the 2011 Budget Statement to Parliament on Thursday, 18th November, 2010, with focus on major growth-oriented programmes and projects to sustain the country’s attainment of a middle income status.

Nov 15, 2010

Hon. Joe Gidisu, the Minister of Roads and Highways, says government has secured a-€143 million credit facility from the Dutch government to reconstruct and improve some road networks in cocoa growing areas of the Western Region.

Nov 10, 2010

Dr. Benjamin Kunbuor, the Minister of Health, says Cabinet has approved a €10 million credit facility to procure 355 ambulances to augment the current fleet of the National Ambulance Service (NAS) for quick response to emergencies.

Nov 10, 2010

Dr. Joe Oteng-Adjei, the Minister for Energy, has announced that Energy experts from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) member states will meet to draw up an action plan to promote and manage the trade of electricity them.

Nov 10, 2010

 

Mr. John Dramani Mahama, the Vice-President, is in Prague, Czech Republic, to attend a three-day Ghana-Czech Trade and Investment forum on the theme, ‘Ghana’s Oil and Gas Discovery and Investment Opportunities’.

Nov 10, 2010

Mr. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, the Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, says his ministry has finalized a national buffer zone policy designed to guide the creation and management of three covers on land strips along open water bodies.

Nov 10, 2010

Ms. Funmi Omitowoju, the Regional Director of MoneyGram International in charge of Anglophone West Africa, has cut the sod for work to begin on the construction of a-GH¢250,000 boreholes for the people of Asuboi in the Offinso Municipality in the Ashanti Region.

Nov 9, 2010

President John Evans Atta Mills, says government is eager to partner other countries and genuine investors who are interested in investing in the country to improve on Ghana’s economic growth.

 

Nov 9, 2010

Alhaji Collins Dauda, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, has announced that Ghana’s gold production for 2009 increased significantly to 3.15 million ounces, representing the highest production so far in any single year.

 

Nov 9, 2010

Twenty-two officials from six organizations involved in port operations have ended a year’s training programme designed to equip them with modern port management skills to improve their work efficiency.

 

Nov 9, 2010

Togbui Hlortsi Akakpo, Registrar of the Traditional and Herbal Medicine Practice Council at the Ministry of Health (MoH), has inaugurated a new homeopathic facility, ‘Gilead Homeopathic and Herbal Clinic’, at Tema.

 

Nov 8, 2010
The President, Professor John Evans Atta Mills has urged Ghanaians to ensure that the peace and security prevailing in the country are maintained at all times and push its developmental agenda in order to make the country attractive to investors.
Nov 8, 2010

Mr. John Mahama, the Vice-President, says government has procured 110 tractors for distribution to the various agricultural mechanization centres to boost the country’s agricultural production.

Nov 8, 2010

Mr. Joe Gidisu, the Minister for Roads and Highways, says stakeholders in the new Road Maintenance Module of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) are meeting in Koforidua to undergo an intensive training programme to equip them to function effectively

Nov 8, 2010
Mr. Attie Roux, the acting General Manager of Adamus Resources Limited, says his Company in collaboration with the Australian High Commission in Ghana, has trained 141 youth from 15 communities in the Company’s operational areas in the Ellembelle and Nzema East Municipalities in the Western Region under its Youth Capacity Building Training Programme
Nov 3, 2010

Barring any hitch, crude oil will be pumped from the Jubilee Field as scheduled in December 2010.


Nov 2, 2010

Prof. E. H. K. Akaho, Director-General of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC), has announced that Managers, Operators and Regulators of waste facilities from 11 African countries are conferring on how to protect patients undergoing radiological examinations in Africa.

Nov 2, 2010

A seven-member delegation from the Communications Council of Kenya has paid an official visit to Ghana to learn about the country’s media regulations regime as well as share experiences with their Ghanaian counterparts.

 

Oct 29, 2010
ECOWAS countries are to adopt unified migration check systems to facilitate travel across their borders.
Oct 29, 2010
President John Evans Atta Mills has commissioned the rail service from Tema to Accra amidst fun and pageantry.
Oct 28, 2010
Mr. Koku Anyidoho, Director of Communications at the Presidency, yesterday announced that President Mills' administration is drawing up strategies to improve on rail transport and ease congestions on major roads in the country.  "All over the world, rail transport is not only faster, but also helps in easing traffic, particularly in the major cities, which government will embark on seriously from next year."   
Oct 28, 2010
The Danish Ambassador to Ghana, Ambassador Stig Barlyng, says the Official Development Co-operation with Ghana since becoming a Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) Programme Country signals a substantial growth in the development cooperation between the two countries.
Oct 28, 2010
The Government would focus on growth-oriented social intervention programmes as priority areas in 2011 to improve the lives of the citizenry, the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr Kwabena Duffuor has announced.
Oct 27, 2010
Mr. Alexander Asum-Ahensah, the Minister for Chieftancy and Culture, says government is developing a five-year strategic plan to integrate culture into the national development planning processes aimed at wealth creation.
Oct 27, 2010

Mr. Omar Selim, the Egyptian Ambassador to Ghana, says he will use his tenure to establish a Ghana-Egypt Joint Commission that will set out guidelines for bilateral relations.

Oct 27, 2010
H.E. John Mahama, the Vice-President has called on the United Nations System in Ghana to establish a Common Fund to help Ghana achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Oct 26, 2010

Hon. Alban Bagbin, the Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, has announced that government will construct a new water supply system at Kpong to serve towns and communities located on the Akuapem Ridge in the Eastern Region.

Oct 26, 2010

Ms. Hannah Tetteh, the Minister of Trade and Industry, says government will receive a $5.9 billion-China Exim Bank loan to finance its priority projects in the areas of Health, Road, Railways, Agriculture and Education.

Oct 26, 2010

Mr. Joseph Yieleh Chireh, the Ministry for Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) says his Ministry has received GH¢2.8 million grant from the Dutch government to sponsor a Social Accountability Project (SAP) enhancing the operations of the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP).

Oct 26, 2010

Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, the Minster of Finance and Economic Planning, says the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) will migrate onto the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS) this month following the completion of their mapping exercise by the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC).

Oct 25, 2010
The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) are to migrate onto the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS) this month, following the completion of their mapping exercise by the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC).

 

Oct 25, 2010
The Dutch government has committed GH¢2.8 million grant to sponsor a Social Accountability Project (SAP) aimed at addressing some of the challenges facing the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP).
Oct 25, 2010
The Russian government has indicated its preparedness to make available to Ghana, classified documents on oil and gas reserves in the Volta Basin, if the government officially applies for them.
Oct 22, 2010

Dr. Yakubu Zachariah, Programme Director of the Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC), says Ghana scored 54 out of a 100-point scale and a grade ‘C’ in the 2010 Open Budget Survey (OBS).

 

Oct 22, 2010

The government of the United Kingdom (UK) has provided government of Ghana with a-£48 million budgetary support to help improve the country’s economy.

Oct 20, 2010

Mr. Kwesi Ahwoi, the Minister of Food and Agriculture, has announced that government has called on Parliament to pass a law on renewable energy to regulate and ensure the development of alternative sources of energy.

 

 

 

 

      

Oct 20, 2010

Mr. Emmanuel Kofi Armah Buah, a Deputy Minister of Energy, says government will establish a new refinery at Tema to augment the country’s refinery capacity at Tema Oil Refinery (TOR).

Oct 20, 2010

Mr. Chris Kpodo, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, says work on the new offices for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration at the former site of the International Students’ Hostel will commence before the end of this year.

Oct 20, 2010

President John Evans Atta Mills says government and its development partners have so far spent more than $700 million to provide clean water and access to good sanitation as part of efforts to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

 

Oct 14, 2010

The rate of inflation for September fell to 9.38 percent compared to 9.44 per cent recorded in August, the Ghana Statistical Service has announced.

Oct 14, 2010
President John Evans Atta Mills has grounded all his Ministers and Deputy Ministers, with a stern directive to them to shun all foreign travels until the budget is presented, debated and passed by Parliament.


Oct 13, 2010

 President John Evans Atta Mills has urged Ghana’s envoys abroad to market Ghana’s economic potential in order to attract more investments to support the ‘Better Ghana’ agenda.

Oct 13, 2010

Mr. Charles Darku, the Chief Executive of Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCO), has announced that an $80-million power transmission line interconnection project for Ghana and Burkina Faso will begin in June, 2011.

Oct 13, 2010

Mr. John Dramani Mahama, the Vice-President, says prudent measures put in place by government in the agricultural sector have resulted in bringing down inflation and stabilising economic indicators.

Oct 6, 2010

Mr. Foster Joseph Ando, the District Chief Executive for Twifo-Heman-Lower Denkyira says government is to construct a new bridge over River Pra, as well as construct the Praso-Dunkwa road to facilitate the carting of food stuff from the hinterlands to urban centres.

 

Oct 6, 2010

 

H. E. John Dramani Mahama, the Vice President, has announced that teachers posted to rural communities and those serving in special schools will receive special allowances under the new public sector pay policy, the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS).

Oct 6, 2010

Dr. Raymond Babanawo, a Technical Assistant at the Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology (MEST) says the Ministry has launched a project to restore degraded lands, water and other natural resources in the country’s Savannah zone.

 

Oct 6, 2010

The Mo Ibrahim Index has ranked Ghana second out of 16 West African countries for Governance and Economic Development and seventh out of 53 African countries in its 2010 report, which assessed governance quality for the 2008/2009 period.

Oct 5, 2010

Vice-President John Mahama (third right), in a group photograph with the 2010 national award winners.

 Vice-President Mr John Dramani Mahama, has lauded teachers for their contribution to Ghana's human resource development
Oct 5, 2010

Dr. Kwabena Duffuor - Finance Minister

Ghana is at the threshold of securing a $500-million loan from Goldman Sachs, to finance the revamping of the Western Railway Project.


Oct 4, 2010

Mr Haruna Iddrisu - Minister of Communications

The Minister of Communications, Mr Haruna Iddrisu, has called on the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to critically consider ways of preventing developed countries from dumping e-waste in developing countries such as Ghana.

Oct 4, 2010

 

 

President J.E.A Mills waving crowd at KIA

  

President John Evans Atta Mills has returned home from Japan, after a state visit describing the visit as very beneficial to Ghana.


Oct 1, 2010

President Mills being received by Prime Minister Naoto Kan in Tokyo.

Japan has offered the needed assistance for the construction of the Eastern Corridor highway to link Hohoe in the Volta Region to Kulungugu in the Upper East Region.

Oct 1, 2010
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alhaji Mohammed Mumuni, has addressed the 65th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, stressing the country’s commitment to the ideals of the world body and its charter obligations.


Oct 1, 2010
The first batch of 200 medical doctors are expected to begin their service in March 2011 under the National Service Scheme.


Sep 28, 2010

Following a renewed belief in the financial prudence exhibited by Ghana, the government of Japan has decided to restore the numerous grants to Ghana which were removed in previous years.

Sep 28, 2010

The Ministry of Transport has directed the Ghana Railway Company Limited and the Ghana Railway Development Authority to provide modern telephone and radio communications between railway stations and all level crossings in the country to ensure timely information about approaching trains for road users.

 

Sep 28, 2010

Mrs. Ernestina Naadu Mills, the First Lady of Ghana, says government will revive Science Resource Centres in second cycle schools so as to generate more interest in the teaching and learning of science.

 

Sep 28, 2010

The London-based credit-rating agency, Fitch, has rated Ghana’s economic outlook and the ability to settle its domestic and foreign debts at B+ indicating a strong economy on which the international community and investors can rely.

 

Sep 28, 2010

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has constructed 276 temporary classrooms in 11 sub-metros for use by pupils of some basic schools to end the shift system in the metropolis.

 

Sep 28, 2010

Dr. Charles Jebuni, a Technical Advisor to the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA), says the authority will construct canals and reservoirs to harvest and store excess water from the Bagre Dam in Burkina Faso for irrigation purposes.

Sep 28, 2010

Officials of the Forestry Commission (FC) say studies conducted in the Ankobra Forest in Cape Three Points, Kakum Forest and Kumasi indicate that Ghana could earn $2.6 billion in the next few months if value is added to its timber products for export.

Sep 27, 2010

Dr Grace Bediako, Government Statistician

Counting of Ghana's current population has begun in earnest throughout the country.

About 50,000 enumerators are undertaking the two-week exercise, which has the slogan, “You count, so be counted”.


Sep 27, 2010
The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has maintained its policy rate, the rate at which it lends to commercial banks, at 13.5 per cent, to enable the economy to perform and reach its potential.


Sep 24, 2010

Mr. Abu  Kansangbata, the Nadowli District Chief Executive says 614 youth from the district have cultivated 1,536 acres of maize under the government‘s block farming programme.

 

Sep 24, 2010

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) and a group of international and local banks led by the Credit Agricole and Investment Bank of France, have signed a-$1.5 billion pre-export trade finance facility for the purchase of cocoa for the 2010/2011 season.

 

Sep 24, 2010

Ghana and Bosai Minerals Group of China have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), for the establishment of a-$1.2 billion modern alumina refinery plant in Ghana to revamp the country’s bauxite and aluminium industry.

 

Sep 24, 2010

Mr. Koku Anyidoho, the Director of Communications at the Presidency, says the Shangai Construction Company in China has agreed to build two regional hospitals in Wa and Kumasi to enhance healthcare delivery in the country.

 

Sep 24, 2010

Mr. Mahama Ayariga, a Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry has announced that Cabinet has approved a new industrial policy aimed at accelerating growth and development of industries in the country.

 

Sep 24, 2010

Dr. Kwabena Duffour, the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, says government has developed a new medium term development strategy to accelerate the country’s development.

 

Sep 22, 2010
The International Centre for Soil Fertility and Agricultural Development (IFDC) and Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) have jointly provided a $2.5 million credit facility to about 2,200 rural agro dealers in Ghana to improve their productivity
Sep 22, 2010

Mr. John Kukah, Secretary of the Asogli State Council, has announced that 57 beneficiaries of the Asogli Education Fund established by the Agbogbomefia, Togbe Afede XIV, have successfully completed their courses with excellent results.

Sep 22, 2010

Dr. Joyce Aryee, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, has inaugurated a jewellery design and technology centre for the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) to help revive the local jewellery industry.

Sep 22, 2010

The Export and Import (EXIM) Bank of China, has approved a $10.4 billion concessionary loan for the transformation of Ghana’s rail and road transport sectors.

Sep 20, 2010

The National Cancer Coalition (NCC), Johnson and Johnson and Breast Care International (BCI) all NGOs based in the United States of America and Ghana respectively, are organizing a three-day oncology training programme for 20 nurses drawn from 20 hospitals in seven regions of the country.

 

Sep 20, 2010

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $100-milloin package for the tarring of the Sawla-Fufulso roads to enhance commercial activities in the Northern Region.

Sep 17, 2010
Mr. Lawrence Dakurah, The Deputy Director of Town and Country Planning Department of the Ministry of Environment Science Technology, has announced that government will soon introduce a new land management system to streamline the country’s land use
Sep 17, 2010

Mr. Fiifi Kwetey, a Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, says government will promote rapid development and expansion of modern infrastructure to improve quality service delivery in the country.

 

Sep 17, 2010

The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) has placed Ghana and Vietnam ahead of other countries in efforts at achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) through poverty reduction and improving health.

 

Sep 16, 2010

Mr. Smith Graham, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC), has assured all government workers that no worker will be worse off under the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS).

 

Sep 16, 2010

Hon. Kwesi Ahwoi

The Minister of Food and Agriculture, Hon. Kwesi Ahwoi has stated that the government would soon establish a modern fish processing plant as well as a market at Anomabo in the Central Region.


Sep 15, 2010

Mr. Francis Digber, the acting Director of the Ghana Road Fund Secretariat (GRFS) says the introduction of electronic receipts at 29 tollbooths in the country has significantly improved revenue collection on the country’s roads.

 

Sep 15, 2010

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in conjunction with Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), have started a PHD programme in Soil Science for West African countries.

 

Sep 14, 2010

Dr. (Mrs) B. Wiafe Addai, the President of Breast Cancer International says the Breast Care International in Ghana has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) valued at $22 million with the National Cancer Coalition in the United States for  the distribution to a number of hospitals in the country.

 

Sep 14, 2010

The Integration Diagnostic Molecular Imaging Services (IDMIS) has provided the first-ever diagnostic service in the country using Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiomery (DEXA) imaging instrument to improved health services in the country.

 

Sep 13, 2010

@ the orphanage

Authorities of the Tamale SOS Village have appealed to benevolent organisations to support the village in any form, especially financial, to be able to take care of the children.    

Sep 9, 2010

The government has injected $20 million dollars into the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) Programme to enable many vulnerable people to benefit.

Sep 9, 2010

Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni, the Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Minister has announced that three New Passport Application Centres (PACs) will be inaugurated by the close of this month.

 

Sep 8, 2010
President Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea is in Ghana on a four day official visit.
Sep 8, 2010
Ghana is ready to hedge the prices at which it purchases crude from the international market in a move to protect consumers from high prices.
Sep 7, 2010

A group of senior African parliamentarians has expressed support for former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan’s call for action at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF).

Sep 7, 2010

Professor Evans Atta Mills, the President of Ghana, has renewed his promise to upgrade the Central Regional Hospital in Cape Coast to a Teaching Hospital.

 

Sep 3, 2010

Cultural Performance to herald the proclamation of African Heritage Month was held by the various African Communities in Montgomery County, Maryland on Thursday, September 02, 2010.

Sep 3, 2010

Mr. Kanayo Niwanze, the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), has announced that IFAD will give a $45 million loan to Ghana in support of IFAD agriculture projects in the country for 2010 and 2011.

 

Sep 3, 2010

President Evans Atta Mills and Mrs. Doris Leuthard, his Swiss counterpart, have collaborated to cooperate in promoting the advancement of the air transport industry and also initiating an intensive project towards promoting sustainable public procurements in the two countries.

Sep 3, 2010

Ms Hanna Tetteh, the Minister of Trade and Industry has announced  that the ministry is in the process of formulating a five- year national export strategy focusing mainly on increasing non-traditional export earnings from $1.2 billion to $5 billion by 2015.

 

Sep 3, 2010

Mr. John Dramani Mahama, the Vice-President of Ghana says the country is one of the few African countries likely to reduce poverty by half, ahead of the Millennium Development target of 2015.

Sep 2, 2010
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has challenged the National Health Insurance Authority to step up its technological installations to eliminate fraud and improve on services.

Sep 2, 2010

Mr Henry Martey Newman (Right), Chief of Staff of the Presidency, chatting with Mrs Norkor Duah, President of the Ghana Advertisers Association

The first-ever national identity summit to carve a more competitive brand and compelling image for Ghana as a preferred investment destination was held in Accra yesterday.


Sep 1, 2010
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has discredited the basis upon which Standard and Poor (S&P) downgraded the country’s credit worthiness from B+ to B.

Aug 31, 2010
Vice-President John Dramani Mahama says the government will not abandon the cocoa and timber sectors because of the discovery and commercial production of oil.


Aug 31, 2010
Ghana and Switzerland yesterday signed two agreements on air transport and public procurement aimed at deepening the existing bilateral relations between the two countries.


Aug 30, 2010

Veep Mahama presenting award to Major Gen. Anyidoho

  

Mr. John Dramani Mahama, the Vice-President has urged the Military high command to maintain discipline, integrity and nurture loyalty at all times so as to serve as a model for other ranks to emulate.

 

Aug 27, 2010

Mr. Haurna Iddrisu, the Minister for Communications, has announced that Government has commenced stakeholder consultation for the passage of data Protection Bill (DPB) and Electronic communications Regulations Bills (ECRB) to serve as legal instruments for safeguarding of personal data and privacy.

Aug 27, 2010

Mr. Kobina Pra Annan, the Metropolitan Chief executive of Sekondi /Takoradi, says the Sekondi /Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA) have benefited from District Development Fund (DDF), the Ghana Urban management Pilot Project (GUMPP), the social Investment Fund (SIF) and the Corporative Housing Foundation (CHF) for projects towards the socio- economic development of the area.

Aug 27, 2010

The Private Enterprise Foundation (PEF) has called on the government to focus on standardization and skills development for local operators in the emerging oil industry which would be crucial in achieving the 90 percent local content by 2020.

Aug 26, 2010

Mr. John Dramani Mahama, the Vice President of Ghana, has reiterated government’s readiness to partner any investor to ensure the speedy realization of the Boankra Inland Port Project in the overall scheme of trade facilitation and rapid economic growth.

 

Aug 26, 2010

Alhaji Collins Dauda, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, says that all streets and houses in the country will have names and numbers by the year 2012.

Aug 26, 2010

Mr. Joe Gidisu, Minister of Roads and Highways, has announced that a Regional meeting aimed at harmonizing axle load policies in ECOWAS-member states has began with a call for effective policies to protect road infrastructure in the sub-region.

 

Aug 26, 2010

An initiative introduced by the Chief Executive of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, Mr Alfred Oko Vanderpuije to end the shift system in basic schools in Accra has started bearing fruits as all public basic schools in the Ashiedu Keteke Sub-Metropolitan will soon be getting eight hours of tuition a day.

Aug 26, 2010

The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Hon. Collins Dauda has prioritized four key areas which include oil and gas management issues, provision of potable water in deprived communities, elimination of schools under trees and completion of selected projects in roads, mining and energy sect

Aug 25, 2010

Vice-President John Mahama delivering the keynote address at the Graphic Business Roundtable in Accra .

Aug 24, 2010

The Chief Executive Officer of the Fair Wages Commission, Mr. George Smith-Graham, has assured public service employees, that arrears for January, February and March 2010, will be paid to them at the end of August, while the remaining covering April to June will be paid next month.

Aug 24, 2010
The masssive education embarked on by the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) for communities along the White and Black Volta in the Bawku West District in the Upper East Region, towards the opening of the Bagre Dam in Burkina Faso has helped in saving lives and properties.


Aug 24, 2010
Some Members of Parliament have welcomed the decision to scrap the MPs, Common Fund and replace it with the constituency Development Fund.


Aug 24, 2010
Oil explorer Kosmos Energy has secured US$350 million loan to fund its share of Jubilee Field phase one development, appraisal of additional discoveries, and ongoing exploration activities on the West Cape Three Points Block and adjacent Deepwater Tano Block offshore Ghana.


Aug 23, 2010

Vice President John Dramani Mahama had said the shea industry is an attractive business earning about 30 million dollars of foreign exchange for the national economy.

Aug 23, 2010
Mr. Alban Bagbin, Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, said that the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) would benefit from 10,000 housing units under the STX deal to solve its accommodation problem if completed on scheduled.


Aug 23, 2010
President Mills has returned from the United States after a short leave.

Aug 23, 2010

The Members of Parliament Common Fund will be scrapped by the end of this year, to be replaced with the constituency Development Fund, following a memorandum submitted by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development to cabinet for consideration and approval.

Aug 19, 2010

Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa - deputy Minister of Information

The government has welcomed the decision by Kosmos Energy Ghana HC (KEG) to terminate its sale and purchase agreement with ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Ghana Limited.


Aug 19, 2010

A Deputy Minister of Information, Mr Samuel Okudjeto Ablakwa, has commissioned a three-unit science laboratory and four storage rooms at Saint Kizito Senior High School at Mepe in the Volta Region.   

Aug 18, 2010

The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr. Joseph Yieleh Chireh, says the Ministry has put in place measures to ensure a balanced and unbiased development as regards distribution of national resources in all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies.

Aug 17, 2010
The second in the series of the Graphic Business Roundtable Forum on the theme, Ghana’s Emerging Oil Economy: Prospects and Challenges,  takes off next week Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at the Alisa Hotel.


Aug 17, 2010

Mac Tontoh, a founding member of Ghanaian International music group Osibisa is dead.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                              The late Mac Tontoh

 

 

 

Aug 17, 2010

 

 

 

 

The committee tasked to review utility tariffs has come out with a reduction for the various categories of electricity consumers

 

Aug 16, 2010

Mr. Isaac Kingsley Ahunu-Armah, the District Chief Executive (DCE) of the Gomoa East District Assembly, says the district has set aside GH¢30,000 as seed money for the creation of jobs for the unemployed youth in the area.

 

Aug 16, 2010

President John Evans Atta Mills, has urged security committee to focus on human security and widen the horizon for social justice.

 

Aug 16, 2010

Mr. Steve Doku, the Head of Special Engineering Projects of the Volta River Authority (VRA),has announced that the Sumon-Asogli power plant will begin to  supply 200 megawatts of electricity to the national grid as the company is expected to get its supply of natural gas from the West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP) today.

 

Aug 16, 2010

Vice President John Dramani Mahama

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has expressed optimism that Ghana’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) would rise above seven per cent by the end of this year.

Aug 13, 2010