World Bank charges Ghana, others to exhibit transparency in debt reporting

The World Bank has charged African countries including Ghana, Zambia and Angola with high debt levels to urgently improve debt transparency, its 2021 Africa Pulse Report has revealed. It therefor wants the countries to publish more and better debt data as well as improve contingent liability reporting. “Improving debt transparency remains critical. In particular, African […]

AIDEC Consultancies International set to organize maiden Africa Digital Forum in Accra

The inaugural Africa Digital Forum (ADF), oraganised by AIDEC Consultancies International Limited, is set to come off in Accra on Wednesday, 25 August 2021. Dubbed the ‘Accra Edition’, the Forum which has as its theme, ‘The Digital Challenge: Africa’s Opportunity Under AfCFTA’, will bring together key stakeholders in policy, regulation, industry, and academia converge to […]

COCOBOD migrates to electronic weighing scale from October to check illegal adjustments

Ghana’s cocoa regulator, COCOBOD, has announced that Licensed Buying Companies will, from October 1, 2021, switch to the use of electronic weighing scales.  Chief Executive, Joseph Boahen Aidoo, told the media that over 44,000 weighing scales have already been procured and distributed to the LBCs. According to him, the rationale is to resolves concerns by […]

Pan African Payment and Settlement System undergoing piloting

The payment system to aid business transactions among member countries in the Africa Continental Free Trade Area, Pan Africa Payment and Settlement System is undergoing piloting before full implementation. According to the Executive Vice president for the Afreximbank, Denys Denya, the pilot will be concluded by the end of the year.  Speaking to Joy Business […]

Mahama raps EC for rejecting NDC’s reform proposals

Former President John Mahama has expressed his disappointment with the Electoral Commission (EC)’s refusal to receive the post-2020 electoral reform proposals submitted by the National Democratic Congress (NDC).  Speaking in an interview on URA Radio in Bolgatanga, he said the Commission, in refusing to receive the proposals, asked the NDC to rather send the proposals […]

Uncompleted projects are a disgrace to our national reputation – Mahama

Former President, John Dramani Mahama has criticised the current government for its failure to continue with major projects that were started during his tenure in office. Addressing the Upper East Regional House of Chiefs at Bolgatanga where he was on a “Thank You” Tour, Tuesday, John Mahama cited the abandonment of some road projects and […]

It’s the norm for incumbent governments not to be pleased with CSOs – GACC

The Executive Secretary of the Ghana Anti-corruption Coalition, Mrs. Beauty Emefa Narteh says it has always been the norm for governments in power to be displeased with the works of the various Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). This, according to her, is because, these CSOs are branded as not being fair due to their criticisms on government policies […]

Bread prices go up in Kumasi due to hikes in cost of ingredients

Importers of raw materials for bread production want bakers to reduce the sizes of bread to meet the increase in prices. This comes after a hike in the price of bread on the market in Kumasi at least. Bakers lament the high cost of ingredients for bread production. A loaf of bread priced at ¢5 […]