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2014-07-31 Ghana Facing Major Economic Crisis Since 1980s
[Ghanaian Chronicle]A renowned economist, Kwame Pianim, says Ghana is facing a major economic crisis since the dark days of the economic recovery efforts of the 1980s. However, he stated that: "Most public pronouncements seem to be in denial of the gravity of the crisis. It is being claimed the challenges are temporary or largely driven by external factors". According to him, the Senchi Consensus was explicit on the fact that what was needed first and foremost was to get a handle on the growing structural imbalance in governm

2014-07-31 NDC Kingpin in U.S.$180,000 Fraud
[Ghanaian Chronicle]Takoradi -A LEADING MEMBER OF THE National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Western Region, Mr. Isaac Dekpey Zorblewu, has been arraigned before the Takoradi Circuit Court for allegedly defrauding an oil and gas service company to the tune of $180,000.

2014-07-31 AGA Addresses Gender Imbalance in Engineering Apprenticeship
[Ghanaian Chronicle]Obuasi -ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI has given hints of its intention to increase the number of women enrolled in their routinely two-year apprenticeship programme, in a bid to address gender imbalance in the engineering sector.

2014-07-31 Accra Gets New Landfill Site
[Ghanaian Chronicle]AS PART of efforts to manage waste disposal in the country, a waste disposal facility dubbed, "Nsumia Waste Disposal facility," has finally begun its operations in Accra.

2014-07-31 More Firms Participate in Melcom 'Made in Ghana' Exhibition
[Ghanaian Chronicle]More than 70 companies are participating in Melcom Group of Companies 'Made in Ghana' goods exhibition, which is aimed at nurturing the local industry and support the economy towards a sustainable growth.

2014-07-31 Press Briefing By the Chairman of the Inter-Ministerial Team, Hon Dr Kwaku Agyemang Mensah, for the Management of Ebola Viral Disease, 31 July 2014
[Ghana Govt.]The Ministry of Health (Ghana) continues to monitor the progression of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea. As of 23rd July, WHO states there have been a total of over 1,200 (1,201) cases of which more than half (56%) have died. More people get infected daily and some more die each day. On the average, in the past week, 50 new cases were diagnosed each day. This means the epidemic is far from slowing down and we must as a nation do all we can to keep it at bay.

2014-07-31 Abantu Holds Validation Workshop On Women and Local Governance
[Ghana Govt.]ABANTU for Development, a gender and policy advocacy Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), is spearheading a project supported by Star Ghana on 'Demanding accountability to women's rights and gender equality issues in the local governance and decentralisation processes.'

2014-07-31 National Job Summit Launched in Accra
[Ghana Govt.]A National Job Summit, to be organised by the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations, and under the auspices of the President, John Dramani Mahama, has been launched in Accra.

2014-07-31 Kwame Nsor - Out for Three Months
[Africa Top Sports]Bad news from FC Metz on Tuesday to Lorraine club, about Kwame Nsor,and concerning the championship resumption. Kwame Nsor, victim of cartilage pain at the level of the right knee, will have to undergo an intervention. FC Metz is going to miss for three months the international Ghanaian U20, Kwame Nsor.

2014-07-31 Statement - EC Sets August 4th-13th for Review of Voters Register
[Ghanaian Chronicle]Following the determination of the suit before the Supreme Court the Electoral Commission will now embark on the Revision of the Voters Register from Monday, 4thto Wednesday 13th August, 2014.Applicants are to note that only a Ghanaian Passport, a Driver's Licence, a National Identification Card or an old voter ID card issued before the coming into force of C.I 72 will be accepted as means of identification.

2014-07-31 Transport Minister Meets the Press
[Ghana Govt.]The Transport Ministry today took its turn on the press briefing segment to bring to light the achievements, projects, challenges and the way forward of the ministry.

2014-07-31 Melcom Promotes Made-in-Ghana Goods
[Ghana Govt.]The second edition of the initiative by the Melcom Group of Companies, dubbed Made-in-Ghana Festival, has been launched in Accra. 70 companies are participating and over 700 brands of products will be on exhibition for a six-week duration.

2014-07-31 President Mahama Launches Two National Policy Documents
[Ghana Govt.]Two national policy documents--the National Climate Change Policy (NCCP) and the National Environment Policy-- have been launched. The policy documents, formulated by the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), form part of the pragmatic and systematic effort by government to ensure a climate-resilient and climate-compatible economy.

2014-07-31 UNAIDS/40 Roses Foundation Honour 2014 Milead Fellows
[Ghana Govt.]A cadre of 28 Africa's young women leaders between the ages of 19-25 are undergoing a three-week intensive training under the 2014 Moremi Initiative Leadership Empowerment and Development (MILEAD) Fellows Program at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon.

2014-07-31 New Uhuru Smartphone Launched
[CAJ News]Accra -RLG Communications Limited unveiled its latest smartphone, the Uhuru Classic.

2014-07-31 What Nana Addo Said At Campaign Launch
[Ghanaian Chronicle]Good morning and welcome. I'm honoured that you have all come to join me begin my campaign to lead our great party into the 2016 general elections at this famous venue - Akwei's house. This house evokes a lot of emotion and fond memories in me.

2014-07-31 Ebola Cash - Where Is It?
[Ghanaian Chronicle]"Ebola virus disease (EVD) or Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) is the human disease caused by Ebola viruses. "Symptoms start two days to three weeks after contracting the virus with a fever, throat and muscle pains, and headaches. "There is then nausea, vomiting and diarrhea along with decreased functioning of the liver and kidneys. At this point some people begin to have problems with bleeding." The quotation above is from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. And from the sound of it, Ebola will be a most painf

2014-07-31 Ghana Economist Wants Govt to Own Up On Economy
[CAJ News]Accra -RENOWNED economist, Kwame Pianim, described the ongoing economic problems as the most severe since the recovery efforts of the 1980s.

2014-07-31 Expo Promotes Buying of Local Goods
[CAJ News]Accra -MORE than 70 companies are participating in Melcom Group of Companies 'Made in Ghana' goods exhibition, which is aimed at nurturing the local industry and support the economy towards a sustainable growth.

2014-07-30 City of Takoradi and Its Uneasy Affair With Oil
[Deutsche Welle]When the oil began to gush, Ghana was determined to avoid the 'resource curse.' But the prosperity many had hoped for in the coastal city of Sekondi-Takoradi has so far trickled down to just a tiny minority.

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