In a crisp, historical speech given Friday, March 28, by the Minister for Finance in Parliament, Honourable Minister Ken Ofori-Atta explained Ghana’s successful completion of the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) programme, or bailout, of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Ken Ofori-Atta explains why Ghana applied for it, how it failed under the Mahama Administration, how the Nana Akufo-Addo Administration put it back on track, and how it has now been completed with brio.
All over the world, there are over 2.5 billion adults who do not have access to banking and financial services effectively excluding them from the formal economy, and making them unable to extricate themselves from the poverty cycle.
There are some hopeful signs that Africa is addressing the issue of climate action with greater commitment in support of the Paris Agreement. However, Africa has been relatively absent in the discussion on “stranded assets.”
Why people die on the Kintampo-Tamale road is not an act of God but an act of man. Last Friday’s fatal accident at Amoma Nkwanta in the Kintampo South District of the Bono East Region where about 60 plus people died with some burnt beyond recognition is not the first time such a gory accident has occurred on that stretch of the road.
In the Daily Graphic of July 18, 2017, I poured out my frustration about the practice of organisers of programmes and public relations officers (PROs) insisting on the signing of attendance sheets in the article, "My signature… my promise, not presence!"
Several things came to mind as I listened to the interview of Professor Ernest Kofi Abotsi on an Accra radio station last Tuesday morning. My thoughts centred around how our leaders from the 1940s have dealt with reports of committees they have set up.
In Cape Coast, the Central Region of Ghana, in a nature reserve is a hidden gem called Hans Cottage Botel. A tourism destination that depicts the country’s rich natural environment, where there is a symbiotic relationship existing between man, flora and fauna.