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Ghana Cocoa Board

Ghana secures US$1.3 billion syndicated loan for cocoa purchases next season

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Ghana's cocoa industry regulator Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) signed a 1.3 billion U.S. dollar-export-finance agreement here on Tuesday for the purchase of cocoa in the...
world bank

Ghana faces 12 percent youth unemployment, 50 percent underemployment – World Bank

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Ghana faces 12 percent youth unemployment and 50 percent underemployment, according to a new report received from the World Bank early Wednesday. ...
John Dramani Mahama

Ex-governing party launches campaign for Ghana’s 2020 elections

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Ghana's former ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) party launched its campaign on Wednesday ahead of the elections in December. The party launched...
Ghana Police

Man allegedly murdered partner, daughter in Ghana – police

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The Police in Ghana said they had arrested a 43-year-old man on suspicion of murdering his partner and her 13-year old daughter at Kokrobite,...
Ernest Addison

Ghana revises 2020 economic growth forecast upward to 2.5 percent

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Ghana has revised its 2020 economic growth forecast upward to 2.5 percent from the previous 0.9 percent projected in July, the Governor of Bank...
SUGAR

Ghanaian security agencies intercept suspected narcotic drugs concealed in imported sugar

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Security agencies in Ghana have intercepted 152.75 kilograms of suspected narcotic substances concealed in sugar imported from Brazil, an official confirmed here on Sunday. ...
world bank

World Bank approves US$125 million for improved water, sanitation services in Ghana

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The World Bank said late Wednesday it had approved a grant of 125 million U.S. dollars to enable the government of Ghana to extend...
Ecowas

ECOWAS chairman urges global support to solve Malian socio-political crisis

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Chairman for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged world leaders to lend their...
President Akufo Addo

Stronger global cooperation needed to overcome impact of COVID-19 – Akufo-Addo

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Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said that it would take stronger global cooperation to overcome the impact of COVID-19. In...
Electoral Commission (EC)

Ghana EC extends exhibition period for provisional voters’ register

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Ghana's Electoral Commission (EC) announced late Wednesday a two-day extension of the exhibition period for the provisional voters register to enable all prospective voters...
defecation

World Bank/GAMA project supports Ghana’s fight against open defecation

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Michael Agbetsoamedo, 52, is a resident of Ashaiman Official Town, 23 kilometers north-east of the capital, and works at the Ashaiman Municipal Assembly (AshMA)...
Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia

Ghanaian VP lauds robust China-Ghana relations

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Ghanaian Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has lauded the robust diplomatic relations between Ghana and China. The vice president also reiterated on Wednesday...
NADMO

Over 1,000 displaced by floods in Ghana’s Savannah Region – NADMO

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Floods have displaced 1,245 persons in the Savannah Region in Ghana, the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) said. The Savannah Regional Coordinator...
Ghana economy

Ghana’s economy contracts to -3.2 percent in second quarter 2020

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Ghana's economic growth contracted to -3.2 percent in the second quarter(Q2) of 2020, compared with a 5.7 percent growth rate over the...
nurses

Ghanaian health workers lay down tools

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Groups of public sector health workers in Ghana commenced a strike action at various public health facilities across the country on Monday, despite a...
Ecowas Leaders Meet On Mali S Political Crisis

West African sub-regional bloc ECOWAS expects fresh elections in Mali in 12 months

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The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) expects Mali to organize new elections and install a constitutionally-elected government within 12 months, Ghana's Minister...
Climate change

Ghana commences REDD program to reduce carbon emissions

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Ghana has started the implementation of its program aimed at reducing carbon emissions under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), a release...
A woman walks with a baby stroller in front of the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York, the United States, July 20, 2020. The UN headquarters on Monday started its phase one reopening after it had remained physically close over the past four months to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. (Xinhua/Wang Jiangang)

UN dissociates itself from fake awards scheme in Ghana

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The United Nations (UN) system in Ghana has distanced itself from an organization using its name and that of the Kofi Annan Foundation to...
trafficking

Ghana rescues 611 human trafficking victims – minister

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Ghana has rescued 611 victims of human trafficking since 2019, the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection Cynthia Maamle Morrison disclosed here on...
Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah

Ghana denies alleged intimidation and maltreatment of Nigerians

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The Ghanaian government has denied any act of intimidation or maltreatment of Nigerian nationals in the country. The government  stressed that  there was no targeting...
President Akufo Addo

Akufo-Addo decries decreasing use of face masks, urges adherence to COVID-19 protocols

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Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has described as unacceptable, the drop in the rate of use of face masks by Ghanaians to prevent...
Unilever Ghana Some School Children Washing Their Hands During The Event

Ghana urged to prioritize WASH facilities in schools to prevent spread of COVID-19

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An international charity organization has urged the government of Ghana to prioritize the improvement in the provision of Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities...
Societe Generale

IFC partners Societe Generale to power Ghanaian small businesses

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The International Finance Corporation (IFC) a member of the World Bank Group and Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SGGH) announced a program to aid the...
remittances

Ghana sees 9.5 percent increase in half-year 2020 remittances, despite COVID-19

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Personal remittances flowing into Ghana increased by 9.5 percent in the first half of 2020, compared with inflows in the same period last year,...
Wpid Economy

July industry inflation slows to 9.3 percent in Ghana

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Ghana's industry inflation declined by 0.2 percentage points in July, to record an annual inflation rate of 9.3 percent, down from the 9.5 percent...
inflation

Annual inflation surges to 11.4 percent in Ghana

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Ghana's consumer inflation rate went up here by 0.2 percentage points to 11.4 percent year-on-year in July, compared with the 11.2 percent year-on-year inflation...
Farmers Drying their cocoa beans in the Eastern Region

Ghana seeks US$1.3 billion for next season’s cocoa purchases

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Parliament has approved a request by the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) to raise a total of 1.3 billion U.S. dollars through a syndicated loan...
dollars

AfDB supports Ghana’s COVID-19 response with US$69 million grant

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The African Development Fund (ADF) approved on Friday, a 69 million U.S. dollars financing support for Ghana's response to the outbreak of the new...
new Infectious Disease Center for Ghana

Private sector COVID-19 fund constructs new Infectious Disease Center for Ghana

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The Private Sector Ghana COVID-19 fund set up in the wake of the pandemic outbreak in Ghana commissioned here on Friday, a new 100-bed...
inflation

Annual consumer inflation rate for June slows marginally to 11.2 percent in Ghana

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The rate of increase in the prices of consumer goods in Ghana slowed slightly to record an annual inflation rate of 11.2 percent in...