Harnessing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) for Sustainable Economic Recovery in West Africa

West Africa has experienced significant economic challenges over the past decade, with fluctuating GDP growth rates and numerous obstacles, including poverty, armed conflict, and population growth. The COVID-19 pandemic further exacerbated the region’s economic woes, leading to a sharp decline in GDP. Despite these hurdles, there is a glimmer of hope for the future, as … Read more

NCA Launches DAB Trial in Accra and Kumasi: A New Era in Broadcasting

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The National Communications Authority (NCA) of Ghana has taken a significant step towards revolutionizing the broadcasting landscape in the country. With the commencement of its Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) trial in Accra and Kumasi, a new era in broadcasting has dawned. This technological advancement promises to bring a host of benefits, making radio broadcasting more … Read more

Deputy Minister Visits Cyber Security Authority: A Step Towards Cyber Safety

The Deputy Minister for Information, Hon. Fatimatu Abubakar, along with her Aid, Mr. Jamil Mohammed AbdulRahman, and Administrative Officer, Ms. Aisha Jibril, paid a courtesy call to the Cyber Security Authority (CSA) in Accra on Wednesday, July 19, 2023. The purpose of the visit was to familiarize herself with the CSA’s operations and its growth … Read more

GSE Pursues Self-Regulatory Status for the Commercial Paper (CP) Market

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The Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) actively seeks self-regulatory status from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to streamline the regulatory framework for the commercial paper (CP) market and enhance investor confidence. GSE is preparing to launch the CP market later this year, aiming to align its regulations with global markets and foster a transparent and … Read more

Cocoa Prices Soar to 12-Year High

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Cocoa, the essential raw material for chocolate-making, has witnessed an unprecedented surge in prices, reaching their highest levels in over 12 years. This comes just weeks after a 46-year high in London, as traders and chocolate producers grapple with constrained supplies. The benchmark cocoa contract at the Intercontinental Exchange in New York peaked at $3,429 … Read more

Ghana’s public debt has surged to GHS 569.3 billion, accounting for a significant 71.1% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Ghana, a nation known for its rich history and cultural diversity, has been grappling with a significant increase in public debt. As of April 2023, the country’s public debt reached a staggering GHS 569.3 billion, witnessing a remarkable GHS 134.7 billion surge since January 2023. This article delves into the details of the current debt … Read more

Mid-Year Budget Review Rescheduled: A Clash of Priorities and Concerns in Parliament

The mid-year budget review presentation by Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has been a subject of debate and rescheduling in Ghana’s Parliament. Originally scheduled for July 25, 2023, the presentation has now been moved to July 27, 2023. This change has sparked concerns among members of Parliament, particularly regarding a development conference organized by the Church … Read more

Empowering Ghana’s Cybersecurity: Signing the Budapest Convention to Combat Cybercrime

Ghana’s decision to sign the Council of Europe Second Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime, known as the Budapest Convention, has been hailed as a crucial step in combating cybercrime, according to Albert Antwi-Boasiako, the Director-General of the Cyber Security Authority (CSA). The protocol equips law enforcement authorities with vital tools to protect Internet … Read more