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Ghana’s trade minister resigns from government

Ghana‘s trade minister, Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen has resigned from the government, local media has reported on Friday. He is said to have tendered his resignation letter to Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo on Thursday, Jan 5, 2023. Kyerematen has been serving as Ghana’s trade minister since 2017. It is not clear why Kyerematen has resigned but there are reports it… Read More
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Ghana’s President asks African leaders to stop ‘begging’ the West

– – Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo says African countries must wean themselves off “begging” the West. This will earn earn them global respect and change poor perceptions about the continent. He made the remarks during the opening of the US-Africa Leaders’ Summit in Washington DC. “If we stop being beggars and spend African money inside the continent, Africa will not… Read More
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Ghana’s president sacks minister over alleged impropriety

Charles Adu Boahen Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday sacked one of his ministers serving at the finance ministry. Charles Adu Boahen, the minister of state for finance, was sacked after allegations of impropriety contained in an investigative documentary work carried out by Ghanaian investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas. Adu Boahen was seen in a video posted online by the… Read More
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Ghana: Ruling party MPs demand the sacking of the finance minister

– – Members of parliament from Ghana’s ruling party on Tuesday asked the country’s president, Nana Akufo-Addo to sack his finance minister. The blame the finance minister Ken Ofori-Atta and one of his deputies for eroding the confidence in the country’s economy. The MPs told reporters in Accra that sacking the finance minister who is also the President’s cousin will… Read More
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Covid-19: Ghana re-opens borders, halts mandatory tests and mask wearing

– – Ghana has lifted several restrictions imposed to curb the spread of covid-19. Fully vaccinated travellers coming into Ghana will not be required again to show PCR tests results before being allowed entry into the country. At the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) travellers will also not be tested for COVID-19 on arrival, effective March 28, 2022. Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo… Read More
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Ghana’s president calls for tolerance over anti-LGBTQ+ bill debate

– – Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has said that he expects tolerance from citizens as the country’s parliament prepares to debate an anti-LGBTQ+ bill. The bill which is being sponsored by some Members of Parliament has support of religious bodies and seeks to criminalize all same sex related activities including activism. Various human rights activists have expressed their displeasure at… Read More
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Ghana’s president orders probe into death of protesters

– – Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo on Wednesday ordered a probe into the shooting of protesters on Tuesday in the town of Ejura in the Ashanti region by security forces. The protesters were agitating over the death of a social media activist, Ibrahim Mohammed who was attacked by a mob over the weekend. Mohammed, also known as “Macho Kaaka”, dies… Read More
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Ghana’s President hired £15k per hour jet so he can shower

– – Ghana’s government has justified the decision by the country’s president, Nana Akufo-Addo to travel in a £15, 000 an hour private jet for his recent foreign trips. Media reports of the president’s decision to travel in a private jet instead of the already acquired presidential jet sparked public criticisms. An opposition lawmaker Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa last week made… Read More
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Ghana’s President faces backlash over €170 mln loan facility

– – Soon after coming into office for his first tenure as President of Ghana in 2017, Nana Akufo Addo announced his desire to see Africa and his country Ghana end the perennial quest for aid abroad to develop. He said that “It is time to pursue a path to prosperity and self-respect for our nation. A Ghana Beyond Aid… Read More
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Ghana: Angry citizens urge their government to #FixTheCountry

– – Ghanaians have been loud on social media demanding improved governance from their political leaders. Many of them who are angry with their standard of living have been tweeting with the hashtag #FixTheCountry. They want the government to fix the economy and provide basic essential social amenities which have been lacking across the country. The hashtag #FixTheCountry has been… Read More