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Apr 17, 2014

 

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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 14, 2014

The Embassy will be closed on Friday,the 18th,and Monday, the 21st of April 2014 for the Easter holidays. Mission will resume its normal business on Tuesday, the 22th of April, 2014

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 28, 2013

VISAS

Regular-    10 business days

Expedited-   5 business days

Diplomatic/Official-5 business days


PASSPORTS

Regular-       15 business days

Expedited-       5 business days

Missing Cases- 6 weeks


The duration may however be less or exceed the processing time

provided above depending on the

volume of applications received at

any given period.

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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MESSAGE OF CONGRATULATIONS
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 23, 2012

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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

Mr. John Dramani Mahama, the Vice President, says government is determined to curtail the drift of girl porters (popularly called kayayei) from the Northern to the Southern part of the country.

 

Aug 13, 2010

Mrs. Zita Sabah Okaikoi, the Minister of Tourism, has announced Cabinet’s approval of the first ever Tourism bill which spells out government’s vision and direction for the development and utilization of the tourism industry.

 

Aug 13, 2010

Dr. Hannah Louisa Bissiw, the Deputy Minister of Water Resource, Works and Housing, says government has earmarked GH¢225,000 for a water project for the people of Dwomo in the Tano South District of the Brong- Ahafo Region.

Aug 13, 2010
The European Union (EU) has made available 400,000 dollars to the Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC) as technical grant, being part of the Unions contribution to the Ghanas response to the HIV and AIDS pandemic.

Aug 13, 2010

Dr Joe Oteng Adjei — Minister of Energy

A Deputy Minister of Energy, Mr Kofi Boham, says the government is now focused on how to  maximise the use of the gas reserves in the country.


Aug 13, 2010

Textiles

The Minister of Trade and Industry (MOTI), Ms Hannah Tetteh, has inaugurated a 16-member Task force to be responsible for the seizure and disposal of imported and pirated Ghanaian textiles on the market.

Aug 11, 2010

Mr. John Mahama, the Vice-President has inaugurated a 490 Yutong buses to expand the transportation system to provide reliable, safe and affordable road transport services to the public.

 

Aug 11, 2010

Provisional results of the 2010 Population and Housing Census will be released in January 2011, the National Census Secretariat has indicated.

 

                                                                                                                            Dr Grace Bediako - Govt Statistician

Aug 11, 2010

The Vice-President, Mr John Dramani Mahama, yesterday assured the business community that the macro-economic stability being witnessed in the country was a reality which had come to stay and not a fluke.



Mr John Dramani Mahama

Aug 11, 2010
The former United Nations Secretary-General, Mr Kofi Annan, has said that for African countries to develop, there is the need for them to place high premium on the development of agriculture.


                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                              Mr Kofi Annan

Aug 10, 2010

Ghana currently spends 450 million dollars annually on rice importation to augment local demand.

 

 

Bags of rice

Aug 10, 2010

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ID card

  

The National Identification Authority (NIA) will, from September 2010 commence the production of national identification cards following the installation of an uninterrupted power supply (UPS) unit. 

Aug 9, 2010

Rt. Hon. Mrs. Joyce Bamford Addo, the Speaker of Parliament, has presented a citation bearing the emblem of Parliament to members of the Black Stars team to show their appreciation for their exploits at the World Cup Tournament in South Africa.

Aug 9, 2010

The Four National Women Organizers of the four political parties with representation in Parliament have called for a Legislative Instrument (LI) to back affirmative action in political and decision-making position in the country.

 

Aug 9, 2010
The Vice-President, Mr John Dramani Mahama, has indicated the determination of the government to create a strong national security and efficient judicial systems through training to deal with the anticipated oil and gas disputes and litigation likely to be associated with the industry.


Aug 8, 2010

Ghana is to adopt the Norwegian model which divides petroleum revenue into three pools – budget, heritage and stabilization funds.


 

Oil rig

Aug 6, 2010

The Institute of Statistics, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) has reviewed the country’s economic performance, saying prospects for the future are good.

 

 

 

 

 


Dr Kwaku Nii Sowa, Director- General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, launched the State of the Ghanaian Economy Report for 2009 at a ceremony at the Novotel Hotel in Accra.

Aug 6, 2010

Communities in and around forest Zones in Ghana may witness progress as the world scrambles to adopt reliable methods to fight the growing threat of climate change.

Aug 6, 2010
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

President Mills proposing a toast to Mr Tullio Guma, Ambassador of the Republic of Italy, after he had presented his letters of credence.

Aug 6, 2010
A US medical team would this year collate pulmonary function test results on lung damage caused by the use of cooking over coal pots indoors.

Aug 6, 2010
The President, Professor John Evans Atta Mills, yesterday called for greater collaboration between the State and religious bodies to find common grounds on which the two could jointly fight the vices which were threatening the smooth development of the country.

Aug 6, 2010

Mr. Joe Gidisu, the Minister of Roads and Highway, says, construction works estimated at GH¢839,000 have begun on two bridges at Agona Swedru to ease transportation for the people in the area.

 

Aug 5, 2010

Vice-President John Mahama  received a gift from Mr Sheiman Viktor, special envoy of the President of the Republic of Belarus.

Aug 5, 2010

Ghana has a progressive source of funding for health insurance and the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is performing well   

Aug 4, 2010
The French government through the French Development Agency is sponsoring the execution of development projects totalling 200 million Euros throughout Ghana.

Aug 4, 2010

Parliament has passed the Education Amendment Bill, 2010, thus reversing the four-year Senior Secondary School education to three years.

Aug 3, 2010

Dr. Abduali Baba Salifu, the Director General of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has urged stakeholders to place more emphasis on Information, Communication Technology (ICT) to help to the country’s development.

Aug 3, 2010

Mrs. Doreen Owusu-Fianko, the Managing Director of the Ghana Airports Company Ltd, says the company will start an expansion programme by the end of the year to accommodate the growing number of airlines landing at the Kotoka International Airport.

 

Aug 3, 2010
The Volta Aluminium Company (VALCO), an aluminium smelting plant which was shut down two years ago due to power supply constraints, is to be reactivated.


Aug 2, 2010
The World Bank is to provide a loan on commercial terms to enable the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) to acquire shares in the Jubilee Oil Field.


Jul 29, 2010

 

 

The one-time premium payment under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) becomes operational from January next year in fulfilment of one of the key pledges of the government.


Jul 28, 2010

The government’s resolve to create an enabling environment for growth of businesses has started paying off making the country to record 105 projects valued at about 663 million dollars in the second quarter of the year.    

Jul 23, 2010

 

 

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), acting in partnership with the Energy Technology Research Group of the Southampton University, United Kingdom (UK), has commenced research into the use of modern technologies to develop bio-fuel in Ghana.              

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Jul 23, 2010

Ghana’s relationship with the Comprehensive Nuclear Test–Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO) is to ensure seismic monitoring equipment useful for recommendations on earthquake safety measures.    

Jul 23, 2010
Accra, July 22, GNA - The Free Zones Enclaves since their establishment in 1996 to December 31, 2009 realised about three billion dollars (2,984,305,302 dollars) from Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).


Jul 23, 2010
The Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology, Wednesday held a meeting with stakeholders in plastic manufacturing to address problems associated with the industry in Accra.


Jul 21, 2010
The ministry of food and agriculture has announced that government will provide 100,000 metric tonnes of fertilizer at a cost of 32 million cedis to farmers during the 2010 farming season.


Jul 21, 2010
The Ministry of Tourism says this year’s Emancipation Day celebration which begins in Accra on Wednesday is another opportunity for the country to take advantage of the recent success of the Black Stars at the 2010 World Cup to market Ghana’s tourism potential to international investors and tourists.


Jul 19, 2010

President Mills presenting the grand award to Mr R.T. Orleans-Pobee, the first black Headmaster of Adisadel College. With them are Mr H.K.K. Graham (left), Headmaster and Chairman of the Centenary Day.

Jul 19, 2010

President Mills presenting the grand award to Mr R.T. Orleans-Pobee, the first black Headmaster of Adisadel College. With them are Mr H.K.K. Graham (left), Headmaster and Chairman of the Centenary Day.

 

Jul 15, 2010

Ghana’s inflation for the month of June has hit 9.52% the Ghana Statistical has announced.

Jul 12, 2010
The first bulk of 120,000 barrels of oil to be pumped out of Ghana’s Jubilee Field in the Western Region is now expected in November this year, instead of December, as earlier envisaged.
Jul 7, 2010
The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr Kwabena Duffuor, says Ghana must work hard to design an anti-money laundering (AML) and terrorism financing regime to prevent the abuse of the country’s financial systems.
Jul 6, 2010
Ghana on Tuesday set out structural indicators for modernisation of the country's Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) regime in conformity with international best practices.
Jul 6, 2010
The Vice President, John Dramani Mahama, left Accra yesterday morning for a trade investment summit in the United Kingdom.
Jul 6, 2010
The Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) and Organised Labour and Associations have reached an agreement on the Base Pay and Pay-Point Relativity. 
Jun 29, 2010
The Ministry of  Interior has declared Thursday, July 1, a statutory public holiday.
Jun 29, 2010
Vice President John Dramani Mahama Tuesday gave the assurance that government will provide logistics and resources that would enhance and deepen decentralization. 
Jun 29, 2010
The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) is undertaking a thorough review of all its investments to ensure that the returns made are within the expectations of the Trust.
Jun 28, 2010
President John Evans Atta Mills arrived in Accra early Monday morning, from an official visit to South Africa, with a prediction of  a handsome win of the Blacks Stars over Uruguay in the quarter finals of the FIFA World Cup Tournament.   
Jun 22, 2010

Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Deputy Minister of Information has appealed to the public  not to use the results of the 2010 census to segregate the nation.

Jun 22, 2010
The President of Angola, Mr Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, arrived in Accra monday on a two-day official visit and commended Ghana for the progress it has made both politically and economically.
Jun 18, 2010

United Airlines will on Sunday, June 20, this year make its first inaugural flight from Washington-Dulles Airport to Kotoka International Airport, the first service to Africa.

Jun 16, 2010
Energy Minister Dr Joe Oteng-Adjei, on Wednesday said exploitation of nuclear energy for peaceful civilian usage as a secured alternative fuel source for electricity was high on government's agenda.
Jun 14, 2010
HFC Bank will sign an agreement with Visa, a US global payments technology company,   to broaden its payment base and increase access of customers to their funds.

   

Jun 14, 2010
The Black Stars of Ghana got off to flying start at the 19th Edition of the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) World Cup with a lone goal victory over the much dreaded Serbia at the Loftus Versfield, Stadium in Pretoria on Sunday.
Jun 10, 2010
President John Evans Atta Mills left Accra Wednesday night for South Africa.
Jun 10, 2010
The annual inflation rate fell to 10.68 per cent in May from 11.66 per cent in April, the eleventh monthly fall, moving the country closer to the single digit target, Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) said on Wednesday.
Jun 7, 2010
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held in Atlanta, Georgia, to launch Delta Airline nonstop service between Accra’s Kotoka International Airport and Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
Jun 2, 2010

President John Evans Atta Mills says the judiciary should undertake a critical self examination of it’s activities to engender public confidence in the delivery of justice in the country.

Jun 2, 2010

Ghana and some African countries will soon benefit from a 400 million-dollar grant from the French Government.   

Jun 2, 2010
President John Atta Mills, has reiterated the government's commitment to create the necessary environment which would support and facilitate the acquisition of skills and expertise by the people, especially the youth, in their chosen careers.
Jun 1, 2010
Vice President John Dramani Mahama, on Sunday arrived in the Riviera City of Nice in France to attend a two-day bi-annual Franco-African summit.

 

May 28, 2010

The first  Marriot International Cultural Appreciation Day was held last week at the Marriot International Corporation in Bethesda, Maryland to provide its numerous employees the opportunity to experience the diverse cultures in the Washington D.C Metropolis.

May 26, 2010
The Vice-President, John Dramani Manama, says it is now obvious that, the forward march of the African continent lies in its economic emancipation.
May 26, 2010
An impressive flag-raising and wreath-laying ceremony has been held in Accra as part of activities to climax the year-long celebration of the life and times of Dr Kwame Nkrumah,  founder and first President of Ghana.
May 24, 2010
One of the major issues Parliament will discuss when it reconvenes on May 26 is how to approve a 1.5 billion dollar project to deliver 200,000 houses for Ghana within the next five years.
May 24, 2010
President John Atta Mills on Sunday opened the Kwame Nkrumah Centenary Colloquium in Accra, with a call on African leaders to bequeath legacies that would earn them a place in posterity.
May 24, 2010
An innovative online booking solution with the potential to increase business for Ghana's hospitality industry has been introduced.The solution, known as Online Booking Manager is a cost-effective multi-lingual system for online booking.
May 20, 2010
The Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital will, from Monday, May 24, 2010, begin conducting human identification (DNA) tests.
May 20, 2010
Vice-President, Mr John Mahama, has launched a $1.9 billion five-year Strategic National Policing Plan for the transformation and modernisation of the Ghana Police Service.
May 18, 2010

Over 500 hundred children and their parents from the Washington D.C Metropolis, last weekend, joined in the celebration of the 4th International Children’s Festival.

May 17, 2010
Government has ordered 2,000 tractors for farmers throughout the country to increase production of food, Vice President John Dramani Mahama has announced.
May 17, 2010
About 44 thousand tree seedlings have so far been distributed to institutions, individuals, communities and organizations for planting, since the beginning of the year under the National Plantation Project.  The Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister, Kwadwo Nyamekye Marfo announced this at the Regional Meet the Press in Sunyani.
May 17, 2010
The government has   directed   the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) to change its focus on second-cycle and tertiary institutions towards the development of basic education.
May 17, 2010
Eleven development partners (DPs) which contribute financial resources directly to the Government of Ghana are rounding off their four-day annual meeting with government officials in Accra at which they reviewed progress in the implementation of Ghana’s Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy II (GPRS II).
May 17, 2010
The Electoral Commission (EC) has announced the reopening of the voters register and is pleading with political parties not to engage in acts that would mar the June 11 to June 20 exercise.
May 14, 2010
Since 1991, Ghana has been the biggest beneficiary of books from the Books for Africa Initiative receiving 152 container loads of 22,000 text books per container donated through the Ghana Book Trust and the Ghana Library Board for distribution to libraries and schools across Ghana.
May 13, 2010

Ghana welcomes genuine and lasting relationships with nations and organizations which will be of immense benefit to the people, the President, Professor John Atta Mills, has stated.

May 13, 2010

The government has tasked all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies to name all streets in their localities before the end this year, Vice President John Dramani Mahama has announced.

May 13, 2010
The rate of inflation has further eased for the 10th consecutive month, closing at 11.66 per cent, down from 13.32 per cent in March.
May 13, 2010

Workers of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), has pledged their commitment to ensure that Ghanaians derived the maximum benefit from the operations of the Corporation.

May 13, 2010

The Managing Director of Barclays Bank (Ghana) Limited Benjamin Debrah has announced the bank's decision to start giving credit facilities to customers particularly those who fall under the Small and Medium Sector of the economy.

May 11, 2010
The management of HFC Bank says it plans to raise GH¢ 15 million from new institutional investors in the second phase of its recapitalisation process.
May 11, 2010
President John Evans Atta Mills on Monday tasked traditional rulers to use their symbol of authority and development to play active role in promoting good governance across Africa.
May 11, 2010
About GH¢5 million has been released by the government to clear 50 per cent of the  Accra Metropolitan Assembly’s (AMA’s) indebtedness to solid waste contractors in the national capital.
May 10, 2010
President John Evans Atta Mills has directed regional, metropolitan, municipal and district security councils to ensure that whatever they do to maintain law and order conforms to the 1992 Constitution that guarantees the fundamental human rights of the people.
May 10, 2010
The Ghana Misison in Washington D.C on Saturday, May 1, opened it doors to the general public when it participated in this year's Passport D.C - Around the World Embassy Tour to provide a range or cultural, educational activities, performances, talks, and exhibits to showcase the rich cultural legacy of the country.
May 10, 2010
President John Evans Atta Mills has secured the release of six Ghanaians in prison custody in Equatorial Guinea for minor identification offences.
May 5, 2010

President J.E.A. Mills left Accra on Wednesday, May 05, 2010, for Malabo, Equatorial Guinea on a three-day official visit to the oil-rich country.

May 5, 2010

Mr. Alban Bagbin, Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, has indicated that Ghana would need between $200 million and $300million annually to fix the sanitation problems.

May 5, 2010
MTN Ghana has initiated moves to explore the possibility of providing broadband network services through an undersea fibre optic cable, dedicated to oil companies operating offshore in Ghana.
May 4, 2010
The President, Professor John Evans Atta Mills, yesterday joined other Heads of State in the West African sub-region to witness the investiture of Mr. Faure Gnassingbe as the President of Togo for a second term.
May 4, 2010
The Director of Administration at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Mrs Cynthia Asare-Bediako, has been adjudged the best civil servant for 2010.
May 4, 2010
Mr. John Mahama, the Vice-President, has inaugurated a new education initiative aimed at ensuring quality basic education for the needy in society.
May 4, 2010
Mr. John Tia Akologu, the Minister of Information, says Ghana has been ranked first in Africa and 27th in the world by Reporteur Sans Frontiers (RSF) for maintaining press freedom.
Apr 30, 2010
Ghana international tourist receipts rose from 836.09 million dollars in 2005 to 1403.1 dollars in 2008, Miss Abigail Tagoe, Marketing Manager of the Ghana Tourism Board, has said. Speaking to the Ghana News Agency in an interview at the Policy Fair, she said during the same period arrivals rose 698,069 from 428,533.
Apr 30, 2010
Vice President John Dramani Mahama says the government has outlined measures to support farmers to become exporters of food at the end of the farming season.
Apr 30, 2010
The 8th biennial West Africa Mining and Power Conference (WAMPOC) is scheduled for Accra between May 26 and 27 this year to draw attention of stakeholders to the promotion of sustainable resource development.
Apr 30, 2010
President John Evans Atta Mills has met members of the Council of State at the Peduase Lodge, at which meeting, he gave an assurance that the government would not under any circumstance turn a blind eye to the aspirations and concerns of the people.
Apr 30, 2010
The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has taken delivery of 13 mobile sub-stations and other equipment to serve as back-ups to maintain electricity supply in the event of power outages.
Apr 22, 2010

The economy is gradually beginning to show some good signals for growth and expansion as a result of the various interventions made by the  government to ensure that the economy is on the right path to recovery.

Apr 22, 2010

Government has denied it has any intention of selling the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB).

Apr 22, 2010

Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, left Accra last night as the head of a delegation to the IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings currently underway in Washington, D. C.

Apr 22, 2010

The Bank of Ghana says it will modify the size of the one Ghana pesewa (1Gp) coin.

Apr 22, 2010

Residents of Tamale have commended President John Evans Atta Mills for his three-day working visit to the Northern Region and for living up to his campaign pledge of refurbishing and expanding facilities at the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH).

Apr 22, 2010
The Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) has advanced plans to ensure that the Refinery resumes and sustains its operations which ceased sometime last year due to the lack of crude oil.
Apr 20, 2010

President  John Evans Atta Mills, has began a three-day visit to the Northern Region with the assurance that the government would provide the needed resources for quality education for all.

Apr 20, 2010

Government is to set up a permanent National Pilgrimages Commission to organize Hajj in Ghana, the Vice-President, Mr John Dramani Mahama, has said.

Apr 20, 2010

Agriculture Minister, Mr Kwesi Ahwoi, says the government will do everything possible to reduce the poverty level in Ghana.

Apr 20, 2010
President John Mills has cut the sod for work to begin on the upgrading of the Tamale General Hospital into a Teaching Hospital.
Apr 20, 2010

Vice-president John Dramani Mahama has announced that the actuarial studies on how to implement the one-time payment of premium for the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) are ready.

Apr 19, 2010
President John Evans Atta Mills has asked the Catholic Church to help in a sustained crusade against corruption and other negative practices that have retarded Ghana’s development.
Apr 19, 2010
The guidelines for the Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) have been revised with effect from the 2010/2011 academic year.
Apr 16, 2010
A two-day Cabinet retreat designed to take stock of the government’s ‘Better Ghana’ agenda has opened in Accra.
Apr 16, 2010
The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) has designed a master plan for the redevelopment and expansion of the Takoradi Port to transform it into a modern and vibrant one to meet the challenges of the emerging oil and gas industry.
Apr 14, 2010

The President, Professor John Atta Mills, has marketed Ghana’s investment potential to the investment community, saying the country has the most congenial investment climate in the West African sub-region.

Apr 14, 2010

The government has directed the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to fix prepaid meters at all ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs).

Apr 14, 2010

President John Evans Atta Mills on Tuesday invited banks with excellent track records and experience to assist in the development of Ghana's oil industry.

Apr 14, 2010

African countries are expected to generate about 200 billion dollars in revenue from oil production in the next 10 years as new oilfields open up throughout the Gulf of Guinea.

Apr 14, 2010

Delta Airlines, the world's leading airlines, would start  direct flights from Accra to Atlanta U.S.A. on June 3, 2010, Mr Bobby Bryan, Commercial Manager of East and West Africa, announced in Accra on Tuesday.

Apr 14, 2010

African countries are expected to generate about 200 billion dollars in revenue from oil production in the next 10 years as new oilfields open up throughout the Gulf of Guinea.

Apr 12, 2010

The Brazilian government is extending a credit facility to Ghana to acquire a jet for the Ghana Air Force to facilitate its operations.

Apr 12, 2010

The government has released three million cedis for the take-off of the proposed public university in the Volta Region.

Apr 12, 2010

The Fair Wages and Salaries Commission will begin re-evaluating 300 public sector jobs on the Single Spine Salary Structure that are in dispute.

 

Apr 12, 2010
The government has acquired a monitoring equipment to detect and block fraudulent international calls in the country.
Apr 8, 2010
Government will soon come out with a policy framework that will insulate Ghanaians from the escalating crude oil prices on the international market.
Apr 8, 2010
Ghana yesterday joined the rest of the world to mark World Health Day which was instituted by the World Health Organisation in 1948.
Apr 8, 2010
The Minister of Environment, Science and Technology, Ms Sherry Ayittey, has disclosed that government will continue to spend 1.5 million dollars every quarter to support malaria treatment if people don’t stop politicizing the fight to eliminate filth from the country’s cities.
Apr 7, 2010
AMIP News President & Vice, Frederick & Beryl Nnoma-Addison have presented the first copies of a newly published historic picture book on U.S. - Ghana /Africa relations to Ghana's (U.S.) Ambassador, H.E. Daniel Ohene Agyekum.
Apr 7, 2010
President John Evans Atta Mills on Tuesday called on the nation's revenue collection agencies to increase their efforts at revenue mobilisation and arrest the vast leakage in the tax system.
Apr 7, 2010
The Chief Justice, Mrs Justice Georgina Theodora Wood has tasked members of the Judiciary, to appreciate the immense powers entrusted in them by the State and discharge their duties as expected of them. 
Apr 7, 2010
A GH¢2 note which is to serve as a bridge currency note between the GH¢1 and the     GH¢5 is to be put into circulation next month by the Bank of Ghana.
Apr 7, 2010

The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI) on Tuesday announced the opening of the receipt of Expressions of Interest for companies that wish to participate in the Ghana-China Business Partnership component of the 2010 Shanghai Expo.

Mar 31, 2010
As part of its effort to support Sub-Saharan African countries with sustainable development in education, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will increase its effort in addressing the needs of the youth population and build capacity in higher educational institutions.
Mar 31, 2010
The President, Professor John Evans Atta Mills has commended the Government of Italy for her continued support for Ghana’s economic advancement and social progress.
Mar 31, 2010
The government has released GH¢4,911,494 as subsidy for the payment of examination fees for 350,821 candidates taking part in this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
Mar 31, 2010
Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Tuesday announced that Cabinet has approved the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) bill and would soon present it to Parliament.
Mar 31, 2010
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is to spend about 25 million dollars in the Western Region over the next four years. 
Mar 31, 2010

Ghana is on track to achieve a single digit inflation by the end of the year, Vice-President,      Mr. John Dramani Mahama, has stated.

Mar 29, 2010
Ghanaian medical students owe their training to the sweats and toils of tax payers, President John Evans Atta Mills said on Saturday in Accra.
Mar 29, 2010
Shell Trading, one of the world’s leading oil trading companies, has pledged to place its expertise at Ghana’s disposal as the country begins its oil and gas production by the last quarter of the year.
Mar 29, 2010
The Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) has welcomed the decision by the government to construct classroom blocks and dormitories to accommodate first-year senior high school students for the 2010/11 academic year.
Mar 29, 2010

The Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) is embarking on an aggressive debt collection strategy to recover all debts owed it by the Oil Marketing Companies (OMC’s) by the end of the year.

Mar 25, 2010

The Vice-President, Mr John Dramani Mahama, has stated that demands for upward adjustments in utility tariffs must be based on efficient services to consumers.

Mar 25, 2010
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene, has called for a united effort to tackle head-on, the nation's socio-economic challenges. He said it was important every Ghanaian accepted to share in the responsibility of helping to grow the economy.
Mar 25, 2010
The  government has paid GH¢445 million to the Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB) on behalf of the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) to help reduce the indebtedness of the state-owned refinery to the bank.
Mar 25, 2010

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has said the government would complete all the legal processes for the drilling of oil and gas before the commencement of the commercial production of oil in November.

 

Mar 24, 2010

Ghana, the only African country to be represented at this year’s Embassy Chef Challenge finale dazzled participants and the audience with a Ghanaian authentic culinary traditional cuisine.

Mar 24, 2010

The Ghanaian Association of Delaware Valley last weekend held a diner dance to climax Ghana’s 53rd Independence anniversary in Mount Laurel, New Jersey under the theme “Bridging the Education Gap, the Hope for Global Socio-Economic Stability”.

Mar 24, 2010
The Minister of Information, Mr John Akolgo Tia, has tasked the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) to go back to the old-school definition of who a journalist is.
Mar 24, 2010
The Supreme Court, in a landmark decision has given the nod to more than 13,586 remand and convicted prisoners in the country to exercise their franchise.
Mar 24, 2010

Ghana among eight other ECOWAS States have issue Biometric passports to its citizens. It’s expected that the new passport which has high security features will significantly reduce challenges such as theft and other fraudulent activities associated with the old passport.

Mar 23, 2010
The Finance Ministe, Dr. Kwabena Duffuor has asked insurance companies to do more to ensure their services are available to people living in rural areas.
Mar 23, 2010
Rehabilitation of the Eastern and Central rail lines will soon begin at the cost of 2 billion dollars, Mrs. Peace Aku Attivor, the Deputy Minister of Roads and Highways, has disclosed.  
Mar 23, 2010
Foreign Minister, Alhaji Mohammed Mumuni and two governance experts  have called for the tightening of the country’s political party financing rules to check the use of proceeds from illicit drugs to fund parties.
Mar 23, 2010
The Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC) has expressed interest in acquiring stakes in the Jubilee Oil Fields currently in the hands of Kosmos Energy.
Mar 22, 2010

The President of the ECOWAS Commission, Mr James Victor Gbeho, has paid a day’s official visit to Togo in connection with the presidential election held recently in that country.

Mar 22, 2010
Mr. Frank Nunoo, Assistant Superintendent Officer (ASO) of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) at Sekondi has reiterated that the services of middlemen are not needed to process the biometric passports.
Mar 22, 2010
The Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, Hon. Alban Bagbin has called for an attitudinal revolution to help arrest the deteriorating quality of water for domestic and industrial use.
Mar 22, 2010
Communications Minister, Mr. Haruna Iddrisu, has said that the first President of Ghana, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, was unparalleled in terms of his contribution to national unity, development and the Organization of the African Unity.
Mar 18, 2010

Ghana's Ambassador, His Excellency Daniel Ohene Agyekum was a guest on Straight Talk Africa, an international call-in-talk show hosted by Shaka Ssali of Voice of America to discuss the evolution of Africa's Independence. Click To Watch Full Interview

Mar 18, 2010

Vice President John Dramani Mahama, has said Ghana owes her excellent democratic credentials to the good work of previous parliamentarians and organisations that lent their support.

Mar 18, 2010
The Wa East District, one of the most deprived districts in the country, is developing a four-year medium term development plan to help provide the infrastructural needs of the district. The plan would seek to provide major projects such as office and residential accommodation for teachers and nurses as well as bungalows for heads of departments and workers.
Mar 18, 2010
The United States Africa Command is collaborating with the Ghana navy to patrol the country’s high seas.
The naval commands say the surveillance has become necessary to check increasing illegal activities such as drug trafficking, fishing and dumping of waste along the West coast.
Mar 18, 2010

A GH¢4 million Mathematics, Science and Technology Scholarship Scheme for students at the secondary level will be instituted at the start of the 2010/11 academic year.

Mar 18, 2010
Ghana, Burkina-Faso and Mali have signed onto a €133.1 million energy interconnection project to link the three countries.
Mar 16, 2010

Vice President John Dramani Mahama on has reiterated government's commitment to embark on an Urban Renewal Programme as captured in the 2008 Manifesto of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).                             

Mar 16, 2010
President John Evans Mills has assured the chiefs and people of Aflao, the main border town between Ghana and neighbouring Togo , of their share of national development, saying they will not be neglected.
Mar 16, 2010
The Defence Minister of Burkina Faso, Mr. Yero Boly, has paid a working visit to Ghana's Minister of Defence, Lt. Gen. Joseph Henry Smith (Rtd.), to discuss issues of military cooperation.
Mar 16, 2010
The Ministry of Finance is negotiating final terms of a debt restructuring facility to save the Tema Oil Refinery (TORY) from total collapse.
Mar 16, 2010

World Bank Country Director, Mr Ishac Diwan has called for the collective efforts of bankers, financial market participants, regulators, central bankers and government officials, to enable Ghana become a dynamic financial center and a regional hub within the sub region.

Mar 15, 2010
A national prayer and thanksgiving service was held Sunday to climax Ghana’s 53rd independence anniversary, with a call by President John Evans Atta Mills on Ghanaians to bury their differences in the supreme interest of national unity and progress.
Mar 11, 2010

Participants from participating Embassies in this years’ Embassy Chef Competition held their first round of the competition with demonstration and interviews at the House of Sweden in Washington, DC on March 1, 2010

Mar 10, 2010
More than $2billion is to be injected into the rail transport system in the country to make it a safer, affordable and cost effective alternative to road transport.
Mar 10, 2010

The Embassy of Ghana in Washington DC last Friday held a cocktail reception to commemorate Ghana’s 53rd Independence Anniversary . 

 

Mar 9, 2010

President John Evans Atta Mills on Saturday reviewed his second Independence Day Anniversary Parade since he became Head of State, and inspired hope among the youth, who took over the role traditionally played by the Security Services for the occasion.

 

 

 

Mar 9, 2010

Ghana and Japan on Monday reaffirmed their bonds of friendship, with Ghana expressing appreciationand thanks for the numerous Japanese assistance programmes to Ghana.

 

 

Mar 8, 2010
His Excellency Daniel Ohene Agyekum, Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States on behalf of the government and people of Ghana presented an amount of three million dollars ($3,000,000.00) to the Haitian government towards the current recovery effort to alleviate the suffering of the victims of the recent earth quake.
Mar 7, 2010

His Excellency Daniel Ohene Agyekum, Ghana’s new envoy to the United States of America has presented his credentials to President Barack Obama at the White House.                                            

 

Mar 4, 2010

The President, Prof John Evans Atta Mills, has applauded the opposition parties for shaping the democratic path, having all embraced and committed themselves to the course of democracy.                            

Mar 3, 2010

United Airlines  on Tuesday  announced it will begin daily service from Washington to Accra, Ghana, on June 20.

Mar 3, 2010

The following are the average inter-bank exchange rate of the dollar and derived rates for the major currencies against the cedi as issued by the Ghana Association of Bankers.

 

 

Mar 1, 2010

STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY JOHN EVANS ATTA MILLS PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF GHANA

Mar 1, 2010

Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) has revised its 2010 growth forecast for Ghana from 5.9 per cent to 7.7 per cent.

Mar 1, 2010

Highlights of the 2010 Budget Statement. Click here to read.

Mar 1, 2010

The  immediate past Majority Leader in Parliament, Mr Alban Bagbin, and five others were yesterday sworn in to take ministerial appointments.

Feb 27, 2010
The government is to constitute a multi-partisan group, under the guidance of the Electoral Commission, to revisit the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act (ROPAA) passed during the Fourth Parliament of the Fourth Republic.