Sunday 22 October 2017
(Reuters (Eng) 10/17/17)
ACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana and Ivory Coast set up a body on Tuesday to implement an international tribunal ruling on their dispute over a border running through multibillion dollar offshore oilfields, they said in a statement. The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea last month drew an ocean boundary that seemed to favour Ghana in a dispute with its neighbour Ivory Coast, ruling that Accra had not violated Ivorian rights in drilling for oil. “Following last month’s ruling, the two leaders have agreed to work together and this has culminated in the setting up of a joint commission to implement the ruling,” Ghanaian foreign minister Shirley Botchwey said, reading a joint communique. The...
(AFP (eng) 10/17/17)
Though its motto is "one Africa, one voice", the reality of "Africa's parliament" could not be more different. Since its creation in 2004, the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) has struggled to make its voice heard, prompting its deputies to ask themselves at a recent gathering: "What are we for?" "Every time we're here, we obsess over the same things. If we are not making laws, then what's the point of being here?" Corneille Padonou of Benin said to his fellow parliamentarians. "This forum is not a parliament, it is just a discussion platform that does not have any legislative powers. This institution is still wobbly," said Floyd Shivambu, a parliamentarian from South Africa. "As it is, it is a waste of...
(APA 10/16/17)
APA-Accra (Ghana) - The Ghanaian capital city, Accra is ready to receive Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara on Monday for a two-day working visit, APA learns here. Prior to his arrival, the Ghana Police Service has announced the closure of some ceremonial roads in the capital city, thereby drawing the attention of the motoring public to the visit of the Ivorian leader. The visit is coming barely a month after Ghana emerged victorious in a maritime dispute with Ivory Coast at...
(APA 10/12/17)
APA-Accra (Ghana) - The President of Benin, Mr. Patrice Guillaume Talon, on Wednesday paid a one-day visit to Ghana to help deepen the ties between the two countries. President Talon, who was received on arrival in Accra by Ghanaian leader, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, inspected a guard of honour and later proceeded to the seat of government, where they held a closed door meeting. The Ghanaian Times reported on Thursday that the bilateral meeting proposed a closer collaboration between the...
(AfricaNews 10/05/17)
Ghana’s presidency, Flagstaff House and its lawmaking chamber will soon be depending on solar energy as a source of power. Local media portal, Starrfm quotes the Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko, as confirming the move saying it was the right signal to the rest of the nation. His comments follow the ratification of a framework agreement on renewable energy by the government. “It makes a lot of sense that in order to utilize our solar and produce the necessary demonstration effect...
(Myjoyonline 09/21/17)
On a day when hundreds of National Democratic Congress supporters hit the streets in a walk to commemorate the Founder’s Day and the birthday of Ghana’s first president, Dr Samia Nkrumah has thrown a heavy jab at the party, describing its leaders as opportunist. Daughter of Ghana’s first president says the NDC cannot be shouting and preaching Nkrumaist ideologies when they are in opposition only to implement brute capitalist policies when they are in power. That is hypocritical, she suggested...
(Myjoyonline 09/21/17)
Opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) says it will use all available means to resist attempts by the President to impose a distorted Danquah history on Ghanaians. Joshua Alabi, a leading member of the Party has advised President Nana Akufo-Addo to concentrate on developing the country and not changing the history of the country. “We cannot decide to rewrite history, as a nation we should leave that behind us and think of how we can emancipate our people and get the...
(APA 09/13/17)
President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana was in Abuja on Tuesday to celebrate the successful medical treatment his Nigerian counterpart, President Muhammadu Buhari, went through in London. Buhari returned to Nigeria in August after 103-day stay in London for medical attention. ``Ghanaians are happy over the return of President Buhari from a successful medical treatment in London on August 11,’’ Akufo-Addo said. Akufo-Addo told journalists after a closed door meeting with Buhari in the Presidential Villa, that leaders within and outside...
(This Day Live 09/13/17)
The President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, tuesday said President Muhammadu Buhari’s illness created a volume of anxiety within the rank and file of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Akufo-Addo who made this remark while answering questions from State House correspondents in the Presidential Villa after visiting Buhari, said he was very glad to see the president in his vigorous and lively state. Ghana’s president who arrived at the State House at about 3:11 p.m. and was received...
(APA 09/12/17)
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said that Ghana will vote in a referendum to decide on the fate of some proposed new districts. The President’s comments followed the presentation of a Bill by the Council of State to the Parliament to facilitate the creation of new regions to make administration of the nation easier. The Daily Graphic on Tuesday reported that President Akufo-Addo in an interaction with some chiefs in Accra at the seat of government on Monday, assured...
(Graphic Online 09/12/17)
Barring any adverse developments, the referendum to create more regions in the country will take place by the middle of 2018, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said. Following the green light given to the government by the Council of State to constitute a commission of inquiry in furtherance to the creation of new regions, the President said he was in the process of putting up that commission. “I cannot tell how long it will take them to work, but...
(Myjoyonline 09/11/17)
Former President Jerry John Rawlings has cautioned the security in Togo to respect the peaceful protests by the civilians calling for an immediate end to the 50-year rule of the current government. The former Ghanaian leader in a statement Monday, described the situation in the neigbouring country as one of "great concern". There is uneasy calm in Togo following series of protests across the country with some residents fleeing their homes. The protesters want the country to return to the...
(Myjoyonline 09/06/17)
The government has cited the Minority MPs for conscious, systematic efforts designed to create negative public sentiments against especially the Finance Minister. According to Deputy Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the National Democratic Congress Members of Parliament in a series of news conferences, have consistently levelled unsubstantiated allegations against Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration. The Minority led by Haruna Iddrisu on Tuesday held a news conference and accused the government of breaching the procurement laws...
(Graphic Online 09/05/17)
Canada and Ghana have had a very important and long-standing partnership and the two countries continue to work towards further strengthening the relationship for their mutual benefit. “Our diplomatic relations date back to Ghana’s independence and Ghana was Canada’s first international development partner,” the Canadian High Commissioner to Ghana, Madam Heather Cameron, has stated. Speaking with the Daily Graphic in an interview at her residence in Accra, she said Canada’s area of focus in Ghana had been water, agriculture as an...
(Business Ghana 09/05/17)
Queen Margrethe II of Denmark will visit Ghana for two days on Thursday November 23 and Friday November 24, 2017, a statement from the Danish Embassy in Accra has said. Together with a Danish business delegation, Queen Margrethe will be in Ghana on an invitation from President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. “The state visit will emphasise and consolidate the long-standing and well-established relationship between Ghana and Denmark, while at the same time marking the gradual transition from aid to trade,”...
(The Newdawn Liberia 08/28/17)
President Ellen Jonson Sirleaf joined by her Ghanaian counterpart, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Friday, August 25, 2017 dedicated and cut ribbon to a new Liberian Chancery complex in Accra, Ghana. According to a dispatch from Accra, Ghana, President Sirleaf applauded the Charge’d Affairs and Head of the Liberian Mission in Accra, Musu Ruhle for being farsighted and innovative in bringing transformation and development to the Accra Mission. The facilities of the Chancery, which have been in ruins for...
(Citifmonline 08/23/17)
The Electoral Commission Chairperson, Charlotte Osei has been honored with the United States Department of State’s Women of Courage Award for 2017. Presenting the award, the US Ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson affirmed that “Charlotte Osei epitomizes the phrase, woman of courage.” Mr.. Jackson in his speech praised Charlotte Osei for her bravery before, during and after the 2016 general elections. He noted the reforms Mrs. Osei undertook reforms at the Commission to guarantee the credibility of the 2016...
(Xinhuanet 08/23/17)
China is dedicated to enhancing its cooperation with Africa in human resource development through knowledge and technology transfer, a Chinese diplomat said Tuesday. Liu Tao, Charge d'Affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Ethiopia, made the remarks at the Chinese Government Training Program Fellowship Reception in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa. He said China, since the year 2000, has sent over 2,000 agricultural experts and over 7,000 medical personnel to Africa, and has trained more than 80,000 Africans from more than 50...
(Graphic Online 08/11/17)
Former President John Mahama has used his electoral defeat to urge Kenyans to keep the peace amidst fears of post-election violence. Mr. Mahama was briefing the Kenyan media as Head of the Commonwealth Observer Mission that monitored Tuesday’s general elections in the East African country. “It is not easy to lose an election [because] it can be very disappointing,” he told the journalists while presenting interim statement on behalf of the Commonwealth Observer Group to Kenya. Early results put the...
(Business Ghana 08/08/17)
Britain has described Ghana as a model of democracy and rule of law the rest of the African continent can emulate to position the continent as an emerging world power in the years ahead. As such, the UK has declared to remain a strong trading partner of Ghana when it finally exits the European Union (Brexit) in March 2019. Ghana commended In recognition of the country’s political stability and peaceful transfer of power from one political party to the other...

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