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2018-02-20 Africa's Resources Capable of Financing Its Education―president Akufo-Addo
[Ghana Govt.] President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has underscored the importance of education to the advancement of the African continent.

2018-02-20 Reconnecting Africa, Diaspora Key to Accelerated Development - Dr Bawumia
[Ghana Presidency] The single most important factor in the development and progress of a nation is its human capital, and it is crucial to reconnect Africans on the continent and those in the diaspora to accelerate the emancipation of the African continent, the Vice President of the Republic, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has underscored.

2018-02-20 "Be Guided By the Interests of the Togolese People" - President Akufo-Addo to Togo's Political Leaders
[Ghana Presidency] The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has urged the Government, and the leaders of Togo's Opposition, to be guided, always, by Togo's interests, as well as the interests of the Togolese people, in a bid to find a lasting solution to the on-going political impasse in that country.

2018-02-20 Illegal Bunkering Will Be Dealt With Forcefully - Dr Bawumia
[Ghana Govt.] Following increasing reports of illegal bunkering and the smuggling of petroleum products by sea, the Vice President, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, last week, paid a working visit to the Western Naval Command at Sekondi.

2018-02-20 Govt Will Harness the Country's Resources for National Devt--Akufo-Addo
[Ghana Govt.] Ghana is not poor and the country's inability to fund most of its development projects was as a result of the mismanagement of the country's resources over the years, the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has stated.

2018-02-20 Registrar-General's Department Rolls Out One-Stop Shop and EQMS
[Ghana Govt.] The roll out of the pilot phase of the One-Stop Shop and the Electronic Queue Management System (EQMS) has begun.

2018-02-16 Windhoek-Lagos-Accra Flight Route Postponed Until June
[Namibia Economist] National airline, Air Namibia has postponed the commencement of the Windhoek (WDH) -Lagos (LOS) - Accra (ACC) flight operation which was initially set to start on March 25.

2018-02-15 Air Namibia to Resume Ghana Route End of June
[New Era] Windhoek -The national carrier Air Namibia yesterday confirmed that it will resume flights to Accra, Ghana, as of the end of June this year. However, to increase its chances of making a profit on this route, which the airline abandoned in 2013, it will now combine the flights to Ghana with flights to Lagos in Nigeria in a bid that Air Namibia says is expected to grow its business as well as its footprint on the African continent.

2018-02-15 Oxfam Engages Civil Society Partners On Private Climate Financing
[Ghana Govt.] The limited engagement of the private sector is a major barrier to developing innovative and scalable climate adaptation solutions in West Africa, Mr Komlan Messie, General Secretary, West Africa Civil Society Forum (WACSOF), has observed.

2018-02-15 MTN Ghana Foundation Organizes 2018 Annual Save a Life Blood Donation Campaign
[Ghana Govt.] The 2018 edition of the Mobile Telecommunications Network (MTN) Ghana Foundation's Annual Save A LIfe Blood Donation Campaign has taken place in Accra.

2018-02-15 Consumer Price Inflation for January Inches Down
[Ghana Govt.] The year-on-year inflation rate as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) stood at 10.3 per cent representing a decrease of 1.5 per cent as recorded in December last year.

2018-02-15 Challenges Associated With Land Title Registration to Be Addressed This Year--Dr Bawumia
[Ghana Govt.] Government will, this year, streamline the process of land acquisition, valuation and records consolidation as part of measures to create a business-friendly environment, which will increase investor confidence in the country.

2018-02-12 President Vows to Step Up Fight Against Youth Unemployment
[Deutsche Welle] President Nana Akufo-Addo has promised to create thousands of jobs. But it's a daunting challenge and many young people remain skeptical over the government's ability to deliver.

2018-02-13 Ghana Beats Nigeria, Others, Launches Oil Contracts Register
[Daily Trust] While Nigeria has been trying to set up an open accessible register of oil contracts for years now, the Ghanaian government last week launched a public register of petroleum contracts, agreements, authorizations and permits in a bid to enhance transparency and accountability in the oil and gas sector.

2018-02-09 Will Talks Meet the Demands of Fed-Up Togolese?
[African Arguments] Protesters are demanding President Faure Gnassingbé leave power. The ruling party and army are adamant he stays.

2018-02-09 Spirit Is Eternal - a Conversation With Filmmakers Dalian and Verona Spence-Adofo
[Fahamu] The linking of our ancestors who are gone, ourselves here, those coming, our continuation, our flowing along our living way, the way: it is that remembrance that calls us. That remembrance not only birthed successive waves of global insurrection, but directed the everyday lives of millions of forcibly dislocated Africans.

2018-02-09 31 December 1981 - How the "IMF Baby" Betrayed Its Parents
[Fahamu] The 31 December 2018 revolution in Ghana was a political upheaval that promised and had the potential to deliver a Castro/Sankara type social and political revolution, but was wasted on the rubbish heap of personality power grab fuelled by the ambitions of one man, the collective theft of national resources by a cabal of opportunists and nation wreckers who perpetuated their vile corrupt values on the rest of the nation.

2018-02-08 Ghana, South Africa Smoothen Paths to Uruguay 2018
[CAF] Ghana and South Africa are now firmly on course at securing berths at the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Uruguay 2018 following comfortable wins during the first leg matches of the final round at the weekend.

2018-02-07 Online Harassment, A Challenging Reality for Child Internet Users
[MFWA] February 6, each year, is observed globally as Safer Internet Day. The day is used to highlight the positive uses of the Internet and explore the role of stakeholders in ensuring a better and safer online environment. This year's celebration which is under the theme, "Create, connect and share respect: A better Internet starts with you," highlights the need to ensure a safe Internet for children and young people across the world.

2018-02-05 Auditor General Fights Internal Auditors
[Business Day] Auditor General fights internal auditors... In GH¢11 billion government liability saga: The Auditor General has rapped internal auditors in public service, essentially blaming them for the attempt by certain individuals and corporations to fleece the state of several billions of Ghana cedis.

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