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Ghana to Produce Biggest Cocoa Crop in Three Years

Ghana to Produce Biggest Cocoa Crop in Three Years

Ghana has recorded its biggest cocoa harvest in three years, according to two people familiar with the matter, after better weather conditions boosted output in the world’s second-biggest grower. Graded and sealed deliveries from the so-called main crop, the larger of two annual harvests, reached 812,153 metric tons by May 25, said the people, who […]

Ghana & Togo Partner To Eliminate Female Genital Mutilation

Ghana & Togo Partner To Eliminate Female Genital Mutilation

An Excisors Reconversion Seminar on the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) has taken place at at Pusiga in the Upper East Region. FGM, also known as female genital cutting and female circumcision, is the ritual of cutting or removal of some or all of the external female genitalia. The practice is found in Africa, […]

Ghanaian Mothers Demand Longer Maternity Leave

Ghanaian Mothers Demand Longer Maternity Leave

Ghanaian labor law requires that companies provide new mothers with at least three months maternity leave with pay. However as the World Health Organization (WHO) continues to push for an increase to six months, a debate over the issue has arisen in Ghana, leaving many women divided over whether or not maternity leave should be […]

Helping Mothers and Children in Ghana One Scan at a Time

Helping Mothers and Children in Ghana One Scan at a Time

In developing countries around the world, childbirth is a leading cause of death for women. But according to the World Health Organization (WHO), skilled care before, during and after childbirth can save the lives of women and newborn babies. That’s why the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG) teamed up with Women’s Health to […]

Esther Afua Ocloo An Inspiring WomanPreneur

Esther Afua Ocloo An Inspiring WomanPreneur

Esther Afua Ocloo launched her entrepreneurial career as a teenager in the 1930s on less than a dollar. She quickly became one of Ghana’s leading entrepreneurs and was an inspiration around the world. Known as “Auntie Ocloo”, Esther dedicated her life to helping others like her succeed. In addition to her own business, she taught […]

Analysts, Activists Explore Dividends from Empowering Women

Analysts, Activists Explore Dividends from Empowering Women

  Imagine a future Africa where patriarchy is dead and more women are economically empowered to provide for their own basic needs; one in which they continue to shatter the proverbial glass ceilings to occupy top leadership positions in all spheres. Imagine an African woman who isn’t limited by the imaginary walls society has set […]

Women In Ghana Pay Dearly For Not Having Children

Women In Ghana Pay Dearly For Not Having Children

The number of children a woman of reproductive age bears has been declining globally. Yet childbearing expectations in some parts of Africa remain high. In Ghana, for example, the total fertility rate – the average number of children expected per woman over a lifetime – stands at 4.2. Women in Ghana are under tremendous pressure […]

Don’t Be Intimidated – Hon Oteng-Mensah Advises Women

Don’t Be Intimidated – Hon Oteng-Mensah Advises Women

Ms. Francisca Oteng-Mensah, the Member of Parliament for Kwabre East in the Ashanti region has charged Ghanaian women to take up leadership roles and not be intimidated by whatever force that come their way. She said: “In Ghana, we have very few women and young women who are into politics and I happen to be […]

Ghana Faces Budget Bind; Unplanned Spending Roils Investors

Ghana Faces Budget Bind; Unplanned Spending Roils Investors

Ghana’s new finance minister faces having to fulfill election pledges to spend more on education and job creation while trying to raise investor confidence eroded by fears about the nation’s finances. After promises of free high-school education and tax cuts in the run-up to a December vote, Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta, 57, will present the […]

Ghana Says IMF Deal Needs ‘Tweaking’After Shortfall Discovery

Ghana Says IMF Deal Needs ‘Tweaking’After Shortfall Discovery

Ghana’s debt bailout program with the International Monetary Fund may require “tweaking” after the nation’s new administration revealed that 7 billion cedi ($1.6 billion) in expenses were not accounted for by the previous government, the finance minister said. The country is in talks with the IMF and will seek to finalize an audit of the […]