Saturday, November 18, 2017

General News

Is Nkrumah dictating Ghana’s economic policy from the grave? [Article]

Over the mature tenure of my forty-one years of existence, I have become ever more convinced that Ghana’s dream of becoming a beacon of democracy and development must necessarily hinge on freeing up the competitive business spirits of its citizens. To do so, there are features of this nation’s idiosyncrasies that must be toppled. The […]

Politics

Post budget workshop for selected MPs unacceptable  – Haruna

Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrissu, wants Parliament to stop the practice of organizing a post budget workshop for only selected Members and leaders of Parliament. According to him, this practice which has occurred over the years in the House does not allow for quality and in-depth debate on issues raised in the budget. The Chairpersons and […]

Business

Is the Energy Sector Levies considered a bailout of banks in Ghana?

As noted in my recent article titled “Poor credit practices leading to high NPLs in Ghana”, I concluded that the primary cause of default for energy-related SOE and BDCs debts is due to the banks irresponsible credit decision. In this article, I will like to expand on the above-referenced article and demonstrate to you that […]

National Development Bank, a merger of 2 existing financial institutions?

Government has ruled out the creation of a new financial institution despite proposing the establishment of a new National Development Bank. Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta in the 2018 budget announced the launch of a National Development Bank with the capacity of mobilising private capital towards agricultural and industrial transformation, among others. According to him, a […]

International News

Zimbabwe latest: Military backs anti-Mugabe march

Zimbabwe’s military has said it will back a protest march on Saturday in the capital Harare against President Robert Mugabe, as long as it is peaceful. The move comes amid growing calls for Mr Mugabe, 93, to step down, following the military’s takeover on Wednesday. Most regional branches of the ruling Zanu-PF party have joined […]

Lifestyle

Dog owners have lower mortality – Study

Dog owners have a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease or other causes, a study of 3.4 million Swedes has found. The team analysed national registries for people aged 40 to 80, and compared them to dog ownership registers. They found there was a lower risk of cardiovascular disease in owners of dogs, particularly […]

This Week’s Special: Introducing the new TRAP babes

The footwear industry in Ghana is getting exciting by the day. With new designs and many styles to choose from, footwear manufacturing companies like TRAP, are giving a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘pamper your feet’. Combined with other materials, the company uses jute to manufacture standard class footwear for the Ghanaian market. Advertisement […]

Ghana ranks 6th on diabetes table in Africa

Ghana has been ranked sixth among other Africa countries, according to statistics by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on diabetes between 2016 and 2017. The Chairperson of International Diabetes Federation of West Africa, also President of National Diabetes Association of Ghana, Elizabeth Esi Denyoh, who made this known at the commemoration of the 2017 World […]

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