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2017-11-23 Volta Region Takes Turn At Commission of Inquiry On New Regions
[Ghana Govt.] Nana Okraebia II, Benkum Hemaa of the Buem traditional area in Volta North, has called on the people of Buem to rally behind the chief and elders for the creation of a new Region to help develop the area.

2017-11-23 Ama to Introduce Speed Control Measures in Accra
[Ghana Govt.] The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has announced plans to introduce speed control measures to prevent road traffic accidents in the metropolis.

2017-11-23 Young Warriors Off to Ghana Ahead of Cosafa Cup
[New Era] Windhoek -Namibia's junior football side, Young Warriors, yesterday jetted off to Accra, Ghana to partake in a two-week training camp ahead of their clashes against Angola, Lesotho and Zimbabwe in Group C of this year's Cosafa U/20 Cup, which takes place on December 6-16.

2017-11-23 Young Warriors Off to Ghana Ahead of Cosafa Cup
[Namibian] In attempts to replicate the achievements of the Brave Warriors and Namibia u17 at regional level, the u20 Young Warriors jet out to Ghana on Wednesday for a two-week training camp before the annual Cosafa under u20 championship in Zambia from 6 to 16 December.

2017-11-23 Africa Is Beyond Aid - President Akufo-Addo
[Ghana Govt.] Ghana's President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has urged Africa leaders to fast track the process of creating an African Common Market that seeks to present immense opportunities in wealth creation and prosperity to the continent's population.

2017-11-23 ICAG Launches Partnership in Learning Scheme
[Ghana Govt.] A project dubbed: The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) Partner in Learning (PiL) Scheme, which is designed to help strengthen Ghana's accountancy education, training and qualification, has been launched in Accra.

2017-11-23 Galamsey Land Reclamation Project - Don't Ignore the Ghanaian Media
[Ghana Govt.] A traditional wisdom is reflected in this African proverb: If two people set a trap, it is the two that inspect the trap. Philosophically, the significance of the above proverb is what can be interpreted as 'transparency, probity and accountability'.

2017-11-22 Aid Messes Up Africa's Economy - Ghana President
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -"We do not want to remain the beggars of the world"

2017-11-22 Ratings Agency Warns of Borrowing Difficulties
[Moody's] London -The risk of sovereign financing stress is building in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) as the peak of maturing international debt approaches and countries contend with deteriorating credit quality, rising interest rates and an untested institutional capacity to take mitigating action, Moody's Investors Service said in a report today.

2017-11-22 Prosperity, Wealth Creation Needed to Deepen Democracy - President Akufo-Addo
[Ghana Govt.] Ghana's democratic proclivity is expected to be deepened as government seeks to build a prosperous and a wealthy nation with equal opportunities, where all of its citizens will feel they have a stake, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Addo has stated.

2017-11-22 Western Region Takes Turn Before Commission of Inquiry On New Regions
[Ghana Govt.] The Chairman of the Commission of Inquiry for the Creation of New Regions, Justice S.A. Brobbey, has assured the media of an appropriate platform to engage it and make clearer the issues regarding the creation of new regions.

2017-11-22 Ghana Connects to Nigeria's Internet Exchange Point
[Guardian] Ghana Internet Exchange Point has connected to Nigerian's Internet Exchange Point (IXPN) to route traffic locally within the region.While this process is on a vice-versa and partnership basis, The Guardian learnt that the move is expected to enhance the chances of Nigeria becoming the regional hub for Internet content in the region and the continent; it will also serve as an opportunity for both countries to reduce cost and improve latency on the route.

2017-11-20 Warning Signs Flash As Governance Progress Slows
[allAfrica] Cape Town -Forty of Africa's 55 nations have improved their standards of governance in the past decade, while only 12 have seen a decline. But the rate of improvement has slowed in recent years.

2017-11-21 Ghana - No Longer an African Role Model?
[Deutsche Welle] For many years, Ghana has been seen as a role model on the African continent. But the country's development has been floundering as of late. A recent study conducted by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation reveals a slowdown.

2017-11-21 'Democracy Will Succeed If We Build a Prosperous Nation' - President Akufo-Addo
[Ghana Presidency] The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says the democracy Ghanaians intend to build and entrench will only succeed if it results in the building of a prosperous nation, and in people who are at peace with themselves and with the world.

2017-11-21 Education Holds the Key to Creating a Meaningful Life - President Akufo-Addo
[Ghana Govt.] Access to education is the surest way by which the world can foster a sense of cohesion and solidarity among displaced persons, especially the young ones, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said.

2017-11-20 Cote d'Ivoire, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal Improve Governance - But...
[Mo Ibrahim Foundation] Dakar -The 2017 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG), launched today by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, reveals that the continent's Overall Governance trajectory remains positive on average, but in recent years has moved at a slower pace.  As many countries struggle to build on recent progress or to reverse negative trends, and as concerns emerge in some key sectors, the Foundation is calling for vigilance on the continent's future.

2017-11-22 Drive With Care and Patience - NRSC Tells Drivers
[Ghana Govt.] The National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) has launched its annual Christmas Road Safety Campaign with a call on drivers to be watchful and patient on the roads in order not to lose lives during the festive season.

2017-11-22 Takoradi Hosts Workshop On Investigative Journalism On Free Movement and Migration for Journalists
[Ghana Govt.] A training workshop on investigative journalism on free movement and migration has taken place at Takoradi in the Western Region.

2017-11-21 Japan Motors Donates Motorbikes to AMA
[Ghana Govt.] Japan Motors Trading Company Limited (JMTC), one of the giant automobile dealers in the world, has donated five Yahama motorbikes worth GH¢ 34,000 to the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) to enhance service delivery.

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