The International Monetary Fund cut its 2019 economic growth projection for sub-Saharan Africa this year to 3.5 percent, from 3.8 percent set last October, hot on the heels of a downgrade by the World Bank earlier in the week. The new forecast reflects downward revisions for Angola and Nigeria with a softening in oil prices, […]
Different stakeholders in the engineering profession have bemoaned the poor level of mastery and innovative deployment of technology and its application for Ghana’s economic growth. According to them, the vision of industrialization for Ghana will not be realized if the country continues to ignore the important role of science and technology in its development. ...
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has rubbished claims that the party under former President John Mahama destroyed most of the good structures that were put in place by his predecessors. According to the party, the track record of the NDC over the years supersedes that of the governing NPP. The party’s comment is a response […]
The two leading political parties in the country, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will later today, Tuesday meet to start a dialogue towards the disbandment of political vigilante groups. The meeting will be under the auspices of the National Peace Council. The National Peace Council has invited both parties […]
Four public universities in the country will be renamed after the newly drafted Public University Bill is adopted and passed by Parliament without any amendments. The affected institutions include the University of Development Studies, the University of Professional Studies Accra, the University of Health and Allied Sciences, as well as the University of the ...
Development and urban planner, Kofi Kekeli Amedzro believes the government and city authorities must undertake a number of re-engineering activities to end the occurrence of yearly flooding in the capital. He said the government must commit enough financial resources to tackle the problem. “So unless we engineer an integrated waste management system that is able ...
The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has appealed to Ghanaians not to vote for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) if they want the erratic power supply in the country to end. According to the party, the NDC cannot be trusted with the country’s resources and future. Speaking at a press conference in Accra on […]
The Bank of Ghana (BoG) is expected to issue upgraded banknotes into circulation on May 6, 2019. The upgraded banknotes will have enhanced security features in line with evolving changes in technological landscape, according to the BoG. The bank additionally said in a statement that the upgraded banknotes also come with improved durability and machine […]
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) says it is set to embark on an evacuation exercise along the major storm drains in the capital to give way for a desilting drive. The exercise is expected to begin at the Odorna drain and its environs. According to the AMA, the desilting exercise was supposed to have started […]
Some people who were recruited as casual workers by the Electoral Commission in December last year for the referendum on the creation of new regions are demanding their unpaid allowances from the Commission. Those recruited for the exercise in the newly created North East Region; say the EC has failed to communicate to them after […]
The Ranking Member on the Finance Committee of Parliament, Ato Forson has pooh-poohed Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia’s presentation at a town hall meeting held in Accra on Wednesday. Mr. Forson said Dr. Bawumia only played with numbers and presented lies as facts during his presentation. “You heard him talk about the likes of the judiciary […]
Residents of Nuaso in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality of the Eastern Region on Wednesday evening blocked roads leading to the town in an attempt to register their displeasure to what they described as unfair treatment by the Power Distribution Services Ghana (PDS). The residents numbering 60, wielding metals, planks and other offensive weapons blocked […]