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Moody’s to upgrade Ghana ratings after Eurobonds debt restructuring
July 10, 2024

Moody’s Ratings has indicated possibility of upgrading Ghana’s credit rating after the country Eurobonds exchange.  In a note, the global rating agency gave hint that it has completed a periodic review of the ratings of Ghana and other ratings that are associated with this issuer. Ghana’s ratings, which includes its long-term issuer ratings of Caa3 […]

Parliament passes National Service Authority Bill, 2024
July 10, 2024

Parliament has passed the National Service Authority Bill, 2024. The object of the bill is to establish the National Service Authority to mobilise and post persons qualified to undertake national service in areas of national priority for national development. If assent to by the President, the bill will also inculcate the values of civic responsibility, […]

SSNIT saves GH¢519 million from cleaning ‘ghost pensioners’ on payroll — DG 
July 9, 2024

The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) says it saved GH¢ 519 million by “deactivating” names of “ghost pensioners” from its payroll.   Mr Kofi Osafo-Maafo, Director General, SSNIT, made this known at a press briefing in Accra, addressing issues about investments and operations of the Scheme.  Highlighting some developments and functions, he said the […]

EC announces mop-up voter registration from August 1 to 3
July 9, 2024

The Electoral Commission will embark on a mop-up voter registration exercise from August 1 to August 3, 2024. The mop-up exercise, according to the commission, is to afford people who turned 18 after the limited voter registration and those who did not take part in the registration the opportunity to be captured. The commission will […]

Junta chiefs ‘turn their backs’ on West Africa bloc
July 8, 2024

Niger’s military leader, speaking alongside the junta chiefs from Mali and Burkina Faso, has said they are “irrevocably” turning their backs on the wider West African bloc, Ecowas. The three men are meeting together for the first time to cement an alliance created in the face of opposition from neighbouring countries. Soldiers took power in […]

Akosombo Dam: VRA announces potential spillage of excess water
July 8, 2024

The Volta River Authority (VRA) has announced its intention to engage relevant stakeholders of a potential spillage of excess water from the Akosombo Dam. A notice signed by VRA’s Deputy Chief Executive in Charge of Services, Ing. Ken Arthur, to over 40 stakeholders, including the Minister for the Interior and all the assemblies within the […]

Meta’s expansion of monetisation feature will create opportunities for Ghanaian content creators—Minister 
July 4, 2024

Social media giant, Meta, has officially announced the expansion of its monetization features to Ghana to provide opportunities for content creators to rake in money from their talents.  This follows days of rumours about Meta’s decision to expand its monetization features and include Ghana on the list of countries eligible for monetisation.  In a statement […]

National Service Personnel Association distances itself from strike action
July 4, 2024

The National Service Personnel Association (NASPA) has distanced itself from a purported strike declared by a group calling itself the “Concerned NSS Personnel Association of Ghana”. In a statement signed the President of NASPA, Gideon Osei, the association said the group at the centre of the strike had no mandate to represent the interest of […]

Financial Irregularities decline by GH¢5.2bn in latest Auditor-General’s reports
July 3, 2024

The Auditor-General’s reports for last year have detected financial irregularities to the tune of GH¢11.32 billion in public sector finances. The amount is, however, a 32 per cent reduction of GH¢5.2 billion over the previous year’s situation where GH¢16.57 billion irregularities were identified. The improvement made in curbing the irregularities was through concerted interventions of various […]

Ghana faces cyberattack threat ahead of December elections – ACDT
July 3, 2024

The Africa Centre for Digital Transformation (ACDT) has warned of potential cyber threats to Ghana’s December 7 elections, urging stakeholders to take immediate action to safeguard the electoral process. The ACDT, in a press statement, highlighted the growing risk of cyber-attacks as digital systems become increasingly integral to Ghanaian society, including its electoral processes. The […]