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Ghana Produces Biggest Cocoa Crop in Six Years

Ghana Produces Biggest Cocoa Crop in Six Years

Ghana has recorded its biggest cocoa harvest in six years, according to two people familiar with the matter, after favorable weather conditions boosted output in the world’s second-biggest grower. Graded and sealed deliveries since the beginning of the season in October reached 909,493 metric tons by July 27, said the people, who asked not to […]

The Charts Showing Why Ghana Central Bank May Cut Interest Rates

The Charts Showing Why Ghana Central Bank May Cut Interest Rates

Ghana’s central bank may cut its key interest rate for a third straight meeting with inflation at its slowest in four years and a strengthening currency. Consumer-price growth has tumbled 7.1 percentage points since reaching an all-time high of 19.2 percent in March last year. While the cedi weakened to a record low against the […]

Ghana Signs $10 bln MOU with China for Bauxite Project

Ghana Signs $10 bln MOU with China for Bauxite Project

Ghana has signed a $10 billion memorandum of understanding (MOU) with China to develop its bauxite industry, the country’s Senior Minister Yaw Osafo-Maafo said on Wednesday. Growth in the West African country slowed sharply in 2014 due to a fiscal crisis and tumbling commodity prices following years of economic expansion at around 8 percent on […]

Ghana To Tap Stabilization Fund For Cocoa Pay Next Season

Ghana To Tap Stabilization Fund For Cocoa Pay Next Season

Ghana will probably start drawing from its stabilization fund to cover cocoa farmers’ pay during the season that starts in October as the second-biggest grower props up local prices in the face of a global slump. While Ivory Coast, the largest producer, has already slashed the price it pays farmers for the smaller of two […]

Ghana: Girls’ Education Network Launched

Ghana: Girls’ Education Network Launched

The renowned Ghanaian educationist, Dr. KwegyirAggrey once famously said “if you educate a male you educate an individual but if you educate a female you educate a nation.” This quote demonstrates the importance and the benefits to the society of female or girl-child education. To give meaning to the above quote and to ensure that […]

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 […]