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Ghana, UK Reach Trade Deal Worth Over £1.2 Billion

Ghana, UK Reach Trade Deal Worth Over £1.2 Billion

The Trade and Industry Minister, Alan Kyerematen and the UK Secretary of State for International Trade, Elizabeth Mary Truss, on the eve of New Year reached a consensus on the agreement through a video conference which would see existing international trade among the two countries strengthened. Per the agreement, Ghana would be provided with duty-free […]

UNDP, Vodafone Train Women in Agri-Business On Digital Banking

UNDP, Vodafone Train Women in Agri-Business On Digital Banking

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with Vodafone Ghana, Access Bank and Youth Harvest Foundation, has empowered women engaging in agri-business in the Upper East Region on how to harness mobile technology for digital and financial inclusion. This is to enable them to adequately utilize mobile technology as a digital transformational tool to […]

President Proposes Naming UDS After Former Rawlings

President Proposes Naming UDS After Former Rawlings

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has proposed naming the University for Development Studies (UDS) after the late former President Jerry John Rawlings. He argued that late President Rawlings single handedly established UDS against all difficulties at the time. President Akufo-Addo was speaking at the 21st congregation ceremony of UDS in Tamale yesterday. He stated that […]

Roadmap For Shutting ‘Witch Camps, Healing Centres’

Roadmap For Shutting ‘Witch Camps, Healing Centres’

The practice of magical skills, spells, and abilities is deeply ingrained in the Ghanaian culture – witches and wizards are believed to hold powers for fortunes or mishaps, hence they are mostly held responsible for natural disasters, accidents, bareness and the like in some African societies. In Ghana, although this belief is widespread, stories that highlight the […]

Ghana To Build Naval Boats Locally

Ghana To Build Naval Boats Locally

Ghana will for the first time build a sea craft (Fibre Reinforce Plastic Boat) for the Navy as part of efforts to limit the importation of boats into the country. The move would not only empower local industry but save the country the huge cost that was incurred in importation of boats for the Navy. […]

Rape Victims ‘Denied Justice’ In Ghana By Costly Medical Fees

Rape Victims ‘Denied Justice’ In Ghana By Costly Medical Fees

Reporting rape is traumatic for anyone, but having to pay two months’ wages to complete the medical form prevents many in Ghana from seeking justice, said a leading actress whose campaign to waive fees has reached the presidential palace. British-Ghanaian actress Ama K. Abebrese – who starred with Idris Elba in the award-winning 2015 drama […]

Women In Sports Leaders Urge Government To Invest In Sports

Women In Sports Leaders Urge Government To Invest In Sports

Leaders of women in sports groups in Ghana have made a call to the government to make funds available to motivate more women to venture into sports. According to them, it was important women were motivated to make careers in sports which have become a hugely lucrative business sector. Making their points on The File […]

African Innovators Tackle Coronavirus With Drones And Phones

African Innovators Tackle Coronavirus With Drones And Phones

Ghanaian pilot Eric Acquah started a drone company in 2017 to spray crops with pesticides, but when coronavirus hit the West African country he found a new mission: saving lives. The company has used 20 drones to disinfect 38 open-air markets in Ghana – spraying a couple of acres in minutes, a job that would take […]

Ghanaians Question President’s Promise of New Hospitals

Ghanaians Question President’s Promise of New Hospitals

  Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has promised to build more than 90 new hospitals as the coronovirus highlights the country’s medical inequalities. Many question his ability to deliver on the pledge. Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo has promised to build 94 new hospitals within a year. Speaking in a televised address on Sunday, Akufo-Addo said the […]

President Akufo-Addo Announces Free Water, Electricity

President Akufo-Addo Announces Free Water, Electricity

Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo has earned praise from the African community on social media following his announcement that his government will foot the water and water bills of all Ghanaians for the months of April, May and June. In an address to the nation, the Head of State announced that no one in Ghana will […]

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