Ghana News

* Ghana: Isodec, Oxfam Urge Transparency in Oil Industry *
  Ghana, on the verge of an oil boom that could bring billions to the  nation’s economy, must make significant changes to support  transparent, accountable and efficient development of the oil industry  and the revenue it will generate, according to Integrated Social  Development Centre (ISODEC) and Oxfam America.

* Ghana: Mixed Reactions in Sunyani *
  Prof. Mills’ first State of the Nation address triggered mixed- feelings among a section of the public in Sunyani. While some believed their expectations were met, others were of a contrary view. Teachers were however happy with the promise by the President to pay all their allowances promptly.
* Ghana: How Kumasi Received Mills’ Address *
  AS was expected, the general response of residents in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi, was not an exciting one, as some of them think the most sensitive issues such as the ex-gratia, the
  continuous depreciation of the cedi against the dollar, and the reduction of petroleum prices, were not addressed by President John Evans Atta Mills.
* Ghana: Pension Reforms – (Final) *
  The new three-tier pension scheme management of the scheme and other  matters (final)
* Ghana: Abidjan, Here We Come *
  Like the victorious Black Satellites who left indelible mark in the  Rwanda championship, so has the local component of the Black Stars  keyed up for the maiden African Nations Championship (CHAN) beginning  this weekend in Cote d’Ivoire.
Ghana: Kotoko Resumes Training *
  Kumasi Asante Kotoko has resumed training after the team went on a  short break as a result of the GLO premier league going on recess.
Ghana: We Acted in Good Faith – Gov’t Transition Team
  The Government Transition Team has noted with satisfaction that it  acted in good faith in all instances, during their dealings with the  out-gone government side of the transition team, in making available  items needed to be transferred to the new National Democratic Congress
  (NDC) administration.
Africa: Media to Chart Course for Nepad News Coverage *
  Some 50 senior media executives from across Africa ended the first  day of a two day meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa today to  discuss ways of increasing understanding of, and support for NEPAD  as a development framework through constant and targeted  journalistic coverage.
* Ghana: Plot to Eliminate Col. Damoah? *
  The Military Intelligence has hinted to The Chronicle about its preparation to investigate the alleged plot to kill the former General of the Manpower and Personnel Administration (MPA) of the Ghana
Armed Forces (GAF), Col. Kwadwo Damoah.
* Ghana: MPs Deserve GH¢80,000 ESB – JAK *
  THE IMMEDIATE Past President, Mr. John Agyekum Kufuor has finally broken his long silence over the controversial ex-gratia awards for legislators.
* Ghana: Rice Farmers Struggle against Imports *
  Last year, rice farmers took to the streets of Ghana’s capital of Accra and accused the government of allowing imports to destroy their livelihoods.
* Ghana: President Delivers Address At Parliament *
  The President of the Republic of Ghana, John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills yesterday made a promise to Ghanaians to bring to a halt the brouhaha surrounding the mysterious deaths of the Paramount Chief of  Dagbon, Ya-Na Andani Yakubu II and some of his elders, the Northern  Regional Chairman of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP), Alhaji  Issah Mobila and several women whose unsolved cases still remain a  headache to the nation.
* Ghana: Govt Set to Cut down Expenditure *
  Government in the wake of the current global recession, coupled with the not too pleasant economic indicators has resolved to cut down on its expenditure by reducing state protocol budget and review exemptions regime.
Ghana: Come Again, Mr. Kufuor *
  Former President Kufuor has at long last broken his silence on the  controversial ex-gratia awards for Members of Parliament and former  Presidents.
Ghana: The Erratic Power Outages Must Stop *
  The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) require of Ghana and other developing countries that they halve poverty by the year 2015. The target is attainable if an appreciable and steady growth rate is maintained over the period. This presupposes the availability of certain productive infrastructure such as energy.