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July 2, 2024

Trade and Industry Minister KT Hammond is expected to lay before Parliament the legislative instrument seeking to regulate the prices of cement after representatives of cement manufacturers boycotted a stakeholder meeting on Monday, July 1, 2024. Concerns have been raised about the rising cement prices, with a bag selling for an average of GH¢105. To […]

July 2, 2024

The Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin has said that many parliaments around the world are learning from how Ghana’s parliament has been able to steer its affairs, especially with the hung situation. He cited South Africa as one of the countries learning from Ghana’s parliament. “Many parliaments have been coming to learn from us how […]

July 1, 2024

The price of petrol is expected to go up by 2.0% from July 1, 2024, for the next two weeks, the Institute for Energy Security has revealed. At the same time, the price of diesel will surge by 4.0%, whilst that of Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) will shoot up by 5%. The expected increase in […]

July 1, 2024

The Ghana Police Service has debunked reports in the media suggesting that Dr George Akuffo Dampare has been removed as Inspector-General of Police (IGP).  “The attention of the Ghana Police Service has been drawn to some media reports suggesting that the Inspector-General of Police, Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, has been asked to proceed on leave.  […]

June 28, 2024

The Finance Minister is expected to present the 2024 Mid-Year Budget review on July 12th or 15th. This comes days after the Minister announced an end to the country’s debt restructuring as part of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) conditionalities. According to the Majority Chief Whip, Frank Annoh-Dompreh, the specific date “is yet to be […]

June 28, 2024

Five Ghanaian Legislatures and an Officer, who were on an official visit to the Parliament of Kenya, who were caught up during the Kenyan violent protest are safe and secured.  A statement issued by the Parliamentary Service of Ghana, copied to the Ghana News Agency said the High Commission of Ghana in Kenya had confirmed […]

June 27, 2024

Nearly one out of every four Ghanaians (over 7.31 million people) are multidimensionally poor, facing deprivations in health (not healthcare), education, employment, and living conditions (not poor living conditions), a report released by the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has revealed. This means 24.3 per cent of Ghanaians (over 7.31 million people) are multidimensionally poor. Employment dimension (not unemployment) […]

June 27, 2024

Ghana placed 2nd in remittance flows to Africa in 2023, the World Bank has revealed in its 2024 Migration Development Report. The country recorded $4.6 billion in remittance receipts in 2023. Nigeria came 1st with remittance flows of $19.5 billion. Kenya, Zimbabwe and Senegal came 3rd, 4th and 5th with inflows of $4.2 billion, $3.1 billion and $2.9 […]

June 26, 2024

The Bank of Ghana has increased the maximum advance payment for the importation of goods and services to $200,000. This is part of the Central Bank’s amendment of the rules on advance payments for the imports of goods and services into the country. The adjustment is a 300% percent increase of the previous $50,000 needed […]

June 26, 2024

Ghana’s High Commissioner to Kenya, Damptey Bediako Asare, is advising Ghanaians to be cautious about travelling to Kenya due to escalating protests in the East African country. Protesters have launched what they call “7 Days of Rage,” with street marches against a controversial finance bill proposing new tax hikes. Initially intended as peaceful demonstrations, the […]