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Ghana Considers a Law with Provisions to Punish Government Officials Who Over-spend

Ghana is taking a stand against fiscal deficit

Accra — Ghana is considering passing a law that will restrict government’s fiscal deficit to not more than 5% of GDP, the country’s senior minister Yaw Osafo-Maafo said on Monday. The proposed “fiscal responsibility law” will have provisions to punish government officials who exceed spending limits, Osafo-Maafo told a meeting of business leaders in the capital Accra. Ghana, which exports ...

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Have You Heard? Ghana Has Just Launched Its First Satellite into Space

The amazing team behind the satellite (Photo: BBC Africa)

Ghana has successfully launched its first satellite into space. GhanaSat-1, which was developed by students at All Nations University in Koforidua, was sent into orbit from the International Space Centre. Cheers erupted as 400 people, including the engineers, gathered in the southern Ghanaian city to watch live pictures of the launch. The first signal was received shortly afterwards. It is ...

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Ghana: 40 Percent of the Nation’s Annual Budget is Now Spent on Education

The prospering education in Ghana

Ghana, the amazing West African nation which is known for its beautiful beaches, wildlife and old forts, has also come a long way in recent years in terms of education. According to GhanaWeb, in the year of 1957 at the time of independence, there was only one university in the country, and just a handful of secondary and primary schools. ...

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Why Are Thousands of Young Ghanaians Making the Dangerous Trek to Reach Europe?

Many young Ghanaians dangerously travel across the Sahara to reach Europe

So we ask: why are thousands of young Ghanaians making the dangerous trek across the Sahara to reach Europe in search of a better life? Kwesi Sampson made his first illegal trek across the Sahara desert nearly a decade ago in hopes of reaching Europe. He didn’t make it. Sampson worked construction jobs for three years in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, ...

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Change! Here’s Exactly What Ghana’s President-Elect Said After His Victory

Ladies and gentlemen of the media, fellow Ghanaians, A few minutes ago, at 7:51pm precisely, the President of the Republic and the NDC presidential candidate, H.E. John Dramani Mahama, called me on the phone to congratulate me on my victory in the presidential election of 7th December 2016. He wished me the best of luck and God’s blessings and assured ...

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Incredible! Ghana Launches Technology Service for Farmers

Ghana is increasingly drifting towards the use of technology to raise agricultural production as it launches the ‘mFarms’ electronic platform to guide farmers. It would serve as vital source of information on best agronomic practices, pest and disease control. Also there is the development of viable linkages within the agricultural value chain to bring about efficiency, Footprint2Africa reports. The platform ...

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You Can Now Get a Visa on Arrival in Ghana– Here Are Some Lessons for Nigeria

Ghana has started a visa-on-arrival scheme at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) for all African Union Nationals whose countries do not have a visa-free agreement with the country. All AU nationals affected by the policy who arrive in the country must have a passport, valid for at least three months from the date of entry; they must have a return ...

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Whew! Ghana Takes A Stand Against Skin Bleaching

Come August, Ghana will begin implementing a new ban on hydroquinone, the primary chemical in many skin-bleaching products. The ban is the latest salvo in a backlash against skin-bleaching that pits longstanding racial stereotypes against a growing beauty industry. Ghana is one of just three African countries—along with Cote d‘Ivoire and South Africa—to regulate skin-lightening products, and its Food and ...

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