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Inflation for July drops to 9.6%

Posted: August 16, 2018 at 12:25 am   /   Business, Editor's Choice, Politics

The inflation rate for July 2018 declined to 9.6% compared with the rate of 10% recorded in June this year. The monthly change rate in July 2018 was 0.4%, compared with the rate of 1.0% recorded in June 2018. The reduction can be attributed to the results recorded for the non-food subgroup which declined from […]

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GHANA HONORS J.H MENSAH WITH A STATE BURIAL ON FRIDAY, August 17, 2018

Posted: August 16, 2018 at 12:22 am   /   Editor's Choice, Politics

The late Distinguished Statesman and NPP Stalwart, Hon. Joseph Henry Mensah who passed on to glory on July 12, 2018, is going to be given a state burial on Friday, August 17, 2018 at the forecourt of State House. Details of the funeral arrangements are as follows: – Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 6pm, there […]

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TEN YEARS OF POLITICS OF INTELLECTUALISM; THE BAWUMIA JOURNEY SO FAR.

Posted: August 14, 2018 at 11:07 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Featured, Politics

By Akbar Yussif Rohullah Khomeini Introduction: Today marks exactly 10 years of Vice President Dr. Bawumia’s journey in the politics of Ghana. This piece is therefore an overview of his politics thus far. The contention on who would partner the then NPP Presidential candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo for the 2008 General Elections had reached the rooftop. […]

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J. H. Mensah:  A Tribute By Dr. Nii Moi Thompson

Posted: August 13, 2018 at 3:34 am   /   Editor's Choice, Featured, LifeStyle, Politics

Joseph Henry Mensah, perhaps the last of the post-independence Ghanaian technocrats who worked directly with Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah in the 1960s, died in Accra on 12th July, 2018. He was 89. A brilliant economist, a shrewd politician, and an opinionated yet accommodating administrator, he deserved far more than the scrappy error-filled obituaries that greeted his […]

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Letter from Africa: Did Mugabe’s support backfire?

Posted: August 13, 2018 at 3:28 am   /   Editor's Choice, Politics, World News

In our series of letters from Africa, journalist-turned-barrister Brian Hungwe looks at Zimbabwe’s election fallout. The maxim that there are no permanent friends in politics has never been truer than in Zimbabwe, where historic elections took place last week. The polls were the first without Robert Mugabe – the man who has dominated politics since […]

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South Africa risks ‘Zimbabwe-style land chaos’

Posted: August 13, 2018 at 3:12 am   /   Editor's Choice, Politics, World News

Shockwaves are still being felt in South Africa after President Cyril Ramaphosa’s controversial announcement that the country’s constitution is to be changed to explicitly allow for the expropriation of land without compensation. Markets reacted negatively and the currency, the rand, has continued to plummet over the last week. This is because the plan has invited […]

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‘Putting Ministers and MPs in buses is risky’ – Human Rights NGO

Posted: August 13, 2018 at 2:59 am   /   Editor's Choice, Opinion, Politics

Mr Prince Bagnaba Mba, President of Forum for Equity, a human rights Non-Governmental Organisation has stated that putting Ministers and Members of Parliament in buses among Presidential convoys was a risky venture. “I agree with the President that sometimes, the convoys become very long because, Ministers , MPs and MMDCEs join, but I say it […]

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‘You have been punished for touching the ‘Anointed One’ – Former BOST MD to Agyarko

Posted: August 13, 2018 at 2:43 am   /   Editor's Choice, Politics

“Your sack from office is a reward for touching the ‘anointed one’ of God”, former Managing Director of Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation, Dr. Alfred Obeng, has told ‘sacked’ Energy minister, Boakye Agyarko. Speaking exclusively to Bryt FM’s Hamza Mohammed at Sefwi-Subre Nkwanta in the Bibiani Anhwiaso municipality of the Western region, Dr. Alfred Obeng […]

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COCOBOD opens Shea office in Tamale

Posted: August 12, 2018 at 2:02 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Politics

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has opened a Shea Unit Office in Tamale to serve as an operational secretariat to develop the shea industry through the supply chain; research, extension, plantation development and preservation of the shea tree. The opening of the Shea Unit Office is in line with the road map to get a […]

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UT bank wanted to meet President Mahama over brother’s ¢302m loan

Posted: August 11, 2018 at 11:00 am   /   Editor's Choice, Politics

A financial autopsy report into the collapse of UT bank has linked the indigenous bank’s demise to huge non-performing loans including those of Ibrahim Mahama, brother of then-President John Mahama. Ibrahim Mahama owed the bank ¢302m, a facility that was extended to his four companies in ways that required UT Bank to bend over backwards. His persistent […]

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