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Ghana's Unstable Building Problem Is About More Than Lax Regulation

[The Conversation Africa] Collapsed buildings are worryingly common in several large African cities. One study counted 54 building collapse deaths and 122 injuries in Kampala, Uganda between 2004 and 2008. Another identified 112 cases in Lagos, Nigeria from December 1978 to April 2008. Cities in Ghana and Kenya, too, have recorded similar fatal incidents. (AllAfrica)

Govt Rejects British Airways Plans to Move Accra Flights to Gatwick

[Ghanaian Times] The Ministry of Aviation says it has rejected British Airways (BA)'s plan to move the London-Accra-London flights from the Heathrow Airport to Gatwick Airport this summer. (AllAfrica)

Former Finance Minister Calls for Home Grown Policies

[Ghanaian Times] The government has been urged to focus on homegrown policies to revive the economy post-COVID. (AllAfrica)

National Service Personnel in Trouble Over Alleged Gh¢163,000 Theft

[Ghanaian Times] A national service personnel, Danyagiri Mark, has appeared before an Accra High Court in Tamale, for allegedly stealing GH¢163,000, belonging to the Tamale Medical Stores. (AllAfrica)

5,000 Accounting Officers Train in Int'l Programme

[Ghanaian Times] Accounting officers, numbering 5,000 and drawn from various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and other public sector organisations, will, from today, undergo standard international accounting certification programme. (AllAfrica)

Parliament Constitutes 2 Committees to Oversee Urgent Businesses

[Ghanaian Times] Parliament has constituted two committees to oversee urgent businesses of the House in the interim, pending the passage and review of its new Standing Orders. (AllAfrica)

Environmentalist Calls for Fresh Approach to Deal With 'Galamsey'

[Ghanaian Times] A Ghanaian-United Kingdom based environmental conservation advocate, Mr Collins Oppong -Kyekyeku, has appealed to government to initiate fresh policies and guidelines to bring lasting solutions to activities of illegal mining popularly known as ' galamsey'. (AllAfrica)

Avoid Unguarded Comments About Election Petition Hearing

[Ghanaian Times] History, they say, repeats itself, and the Good Book also says there is nothing new under the sun. (AllAfrica)

Parents Worried Over School-Related Financial Burden

[Ghanaian Times] Some parents have expressed concern about the financial burden re-opening of schools has brought on them. (AllAfrica)

Retiring MPs Deserve Pension Scheme

[Ghanaian Times] The large sums of money that are paid to MPs as gratuity at the end of each Parliament's life does not go down well with the general public. Some Ghanaians consider it as unfair compensation compared to the paltry lump sums of money that are paid to public sector workers upon their retirement. (AllAfrica)

Gse Ended Week With Increased Market Capitalisation

[Ghanaian Times] The total market capitalisation of the Ghana Stock Exchange as of January 18 this year increased by GH¢ 17.57 to GH¢ 54,706.12. (AllAfrica)

Prioritise Gender Issues in Appointments ... Women's Groups to Govt

[Ghanaian Times] Government has been called upon to, as matterof urgency, prioritise gender responsiveness and sensitivity in all up-coming ministerial, boards, MMDCE and other public appointments. (AllAfrica)

President Akufo-Addo Makes Appointments to His Office

[Ghana Presidency] The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has made the following appointments to his office for his second term: (AllAfrica)

Government Intends to Issue Bonds Worth 22.3 Billion Cedis in First Quarter

[GhanaToday] File photo: Ken Ofori-Atta, former Minister for Finance (AllAfrica)

Ghana Highway Authority Warns Against Fraudulent Recruitment

[GhanaToday] The Ghana Highway Authority (GHA) has warned the general public of a fraudulent advert on various online portals promising job seekers juicy employment in the Authority. (AllAfrica)

Ges Assures the Public of Safety As School Reopens

[GhanaToday] Ghana Education Service (GES) has assured the public that it would strictly enforce all the COVID-19 safety measures to ensure the safety of students as schools reopen across the country on Monday. (AllAfrica)

Nafaa Inspection Team Arrests Illegal Ghanaian Fishermen in Grand Kru

[LINA] Pleebo -- The compliance and enforcement team of the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA), has arrested several illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishermen, comprising mainly Ghanaians. (AllAfrica)

President Akufo-Addo Urges NPP Members to Support the Government to Move the Country Forward

[GhanaToday] President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged the rank and file of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to keep themselves together and support the government to develop the country. (AllAfrica)

Starsight Gets $10 Million Funding to Expand Solar Power Solutions in Nigeria, Ghana

[Premium Times] "As we expand from Nigeria to Ghana and beyond, this funding will be key to our ability to swiftly deploy hybrid-solar solutions..." (AllAfrica)

Ghana Develops an Integrated Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent Health and Nutrition (Rmncahn) Strategic Plan

[WHO] Ghana has launched a comprehensive Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and Nutrition (RMNCAHN) Strategic Plan aimed at ensuring increased and equitable access to high quality RMNCAHN services for all by 2030. (AllAfrica)

Growth Rate Revised to 14 Per Cent

[Ghanaian Times] The World Bank has revised Ghana's 2021 growth rate and forecasted the economy to grow at 1.4 per cent this year. (AllAfrica)

Timely Action By Ghanaian Peacekeepers Proves 'Every Second Counts'

[UN News] Ghanaian peacekeepers at the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) have been commended for their lifesaving support to a man who was severely wounded during recent violent inter-communal clashes in the north of the country. (AllAfrica)

Africa's Road to Recovery in 2021 Is a Fresh Start

[Chatham House] The continent now has a chance to reshape its relations with the global economy to create greater pan-African prosperity and resilience for future generations. (AllAfrica)

WAFU B - Nigeria's Qualification On the Brink After Ghana Draw

[Leadership] Nigeria's Golden Eaglets yesterday failed to end their Group B campaign on a winning note after they were held 1-1 by the Black Starlets of Ghana at the ongoing 2021 West Africa Football Union, (WAFU Zone B)U-17 tournament in Lome, Togo. (AllAfrica)

Parliament's Day of Shame

[Ghanaian Times] Ghanaians on Thursday witnessed, perhaps, one of the most chaotic and drama-filled election of the Speaker of Parliament since the beginning of the country's democratic journey. (AllAfrica)

Mahama Congratulates Bagbin As Speaker ... Calls for Investigation Into Uproar in Parlaiment

[Ghanaian Times] Former President John Dramani Mahama has congratulated veteran law maker, AlbanSumana Kingsford Bagbin, on his election as the Speaker of the Eighth Parliament of the Fourth Republic. (AllAfrica)

Akufo-Addo Upbeat for Ghana Second Term

[CAJ News] Accra -- AHEAD of the resumption of his second term, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has pledged to revatilise Ghana's economy against the tide of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. (AllAfrica)

Angola, Ghana Need Streamlining Trade - Diplomat

[ANGOP] Accra -- Angolan ambassador to Ghana Augusto da Silva Cunha said Wednesday in Accra, Ghana, that trade between the two countries needs to be boosted. (AllAfrica)

President Weah in Ghana to Attend Akufo-Addo's Second Term Inauguration

[LINA] Robertsfield -- The Chief Executive George Weah took off Wednesday morning from the Roberts International Airport in Margibi County, bound for the Ghanaian capital, Accra, to join his counterparts from several other African countries and elsewhere, to witness the swearing into office for a second term of President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo on 7 January. (AllAfrica)

Ghana Aims to Boost Cooperation With Angola

[ANGOP] Accra -- The re-elected President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, stressed last Thursday, in Accra, the intention of his country to strengthen cooperation with Angola, in several domains, beyond those areas in which a relationship already exists. (AllAfrica)

A Good Museum Experience Pays Off for the Tourism Sector in Ghana

[The Conversation Africa] The 2019 Year of Return, when Ghana welcomed Africans in the diaspora to participate in events associated with the country's rich cultural heritage, was an opportunity to learn more about what tourists want. One million foreign visitors entered the country to mark 400 years of the first enslaved Africans arriving in the United States. (AllAfrica)