EIU expects inflation to end 2023 at an average 38.1%

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) expects inflation to end the year at 38.1 percent on the average, despite a slowdown in monthly inflation over most of the period. According to the UK-based firm, the upward domestic price pressures will be spurred in part by pass-through effects of sustained depreciation and the introduction of new taxes, including […]

Ghana’s current account deficit to narrow to 1.9% in 2023 – EIU

Ghana’s current account deficit is expected to narrow to 1.9% of Gross Domestic Product in 2023, UK-based Economist Intelligence Unit has revealed. It is also forecasting a further drop in the current account to 1.1% in 2024 as international prices for refined fuel imports decline from their 2022 peak, whilst contracting domestic demand in 2023 […]

Bawumia finally declares interest in NPP presidential race

Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has announced he will contest in the New Patriotic Party (NPP)’s flagbearership race.  According to Dr Bawumia, he is prepared to lead the party to “break the eight.” He made this known to the Majority caucus in a meeting on Tuesday, May 2, according to MyJoyOnline.com sources.  The NPP has […]

I’ll launch a strong fight against corruption if re-elected – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama says he will wage a strong fight against corruption should he be re-elected in the 2024 elections.  According to him, the next National Democratic Congress (NDC) government will take the corruption fight more seriously.  The former president insisted that corruption is a major drain on the state coffers.  Addressing NDC […]

World Press Freedom Day: Government celebrates media, urges greater focus on economic rights

Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, government has commended the Ghanaian media for the indispensable role it plays in the country while urging greater emphasis on economic rights to support efforts in rebuilding faster after the recent global economic challenges. This year’s anniversary, themed ‘Shaping a Future of […]

Otiko Djaba revisits why she rejected ambassadorial appointment

Former National Women’s Organizer of the governing New Patriotic Party, Otiko Afisah Djaba Former National Women’s Organiser of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Otiko Afisah Djaba, has revealed that she does not regret turning down an ambassadorial job in 2018, following her removal as Minister of Gender in President Akufo-Addo’s first term. Speaking on […]

I am really pleased that I can continue with the series of exposés – Ablakwa

North Tongu MP, Okudzeto Ablakwa North Tongu  MP, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has expressed his excitement about the verdict on the contempt suit filed against him by Rev Victor Kusi Boateng. According to him, the outcome of the case was a green light to go ahead with his exposés. “I am really impressed and happy with […]

Gyedu-Blay Ambolley apologises to Okyeame Kwame after defamation suit

Okyeame Kwame and Ambolley Highlife musician Gyedu-Blay Ambolley has apologised to hiplife artiste Okyeame Kwame over claims that the latter received monies shared with artistes. This comes three years after he claimed that the rapper was one of the musicians given a share in the government ¢2 million meant for the Musicians Union of Ghana […]

Messi to leave Paris St-Germain this summer

Lionel Messi will leave Paris St-Germain this summer at the end of his current contract. The Argentine World Cup winner had reached an ‘agreement in principle’ to extend his stay for another year but neither club nor player now want to sign the deal. Messi is unconvinced the club can compete at the top of […]

NDC primaries: Dr Jones-Mensah’s eligibility put on hold for further investigations

The Functional Executive Committee of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) at its meeting on Tuesday, April 18 deferred its decision on the eligibility of Mr. Emmanuel Jones Mensah, an aspirant in the Keta Constituency Parliamentary primaries of the party. This was after FEC considered the report of a special committee that was set up to […]