Opinions: Feature Article

Kwame Nkrumah: The African Genius 2

Friday, September 4, 2015 This is Part 2, the concluding part of the speech ldquo;The African Genius rdquo; (see the book ldquo;Africa in Contemporary Perspective. rdquo; Editors: Esi Sutherland-Addy amp; Takyiwaa Manuh). Please read on: ldquo;It should also be possible for individual Lecturers and Professors on their ...

Easing The Burden Of Slum Dwellers

Thursday, September 3, 2015 Faced with the eviction action of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, a lot of inhabitants of Old Fadama have deserted their abode, while some are still picking their pieces. A lot are in distress, and many are unsure of what their future or what fate will be. In the midst of all these ...

NPP Chooses Accountability

Thursday, September 3, 2015 There are financial shenanigans in the NPP and the party is tackling the problem head-on According to media reports, a report has been made to the police concerning reports that an unauthorized account has been established and funds disbursed from it by the National Treasurer and the ...

Why The INDCs Will Not Achieve The 2ᵒC Global Temperature Target

Thursday, September 3, 2015 All roads lead to Paris in December for the cop 21 and some countries are still preparing their INDCs while others have submitted theirs. As climate change has become a global issue of which has called for the need of world leaders to gather, the politics of it is very important and therefor ...

GNA Should Tell Ghanaians The Plain Truth

Thursday, September 3, 2015 If the Capitation Grant was introduced into the nation rsquo;s public schools in 2005, then it was clearly introduced by the Kufuor-led government of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), which held the reins of governance from January 2001 to January 2009, and not the Ministry of Education, ...

On Federal Character And Nation Building

Thursday, September 3, 2015 In the late 1960s and early 1970s, African statesman, President Julius Kambarage Nyerere of Tanzania strongly advocated what he called ldquo;Nation building rdquo; for fragile post-Colonial African states. The fragility of these states soon became obvious and was exposed in several lights: ...

The Ghana Commodity Exchange Series: Collateral Management and Warehouse Receipt Systems (WRS)

Thursday, September 3, 2015 Introduction: The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has initiated steps towards the introduction of a Warehouse Receipt System (WRS) of financing in the country. Under the warehouse system of financing, loans will be given out on the basis of goods or commodities held in trust as collateral. This initiati ...

eCommerce Report: Ghana’s Top 20 eCommerce Websites

Thursday, September 3, 2015 Introduction The Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS) launched an internet payment gateway to enable holders of domestic Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards to make payments and purchases online. The launch of the lsquo;gh-link e-Commerce rsquo; is to promote e-commerce ...

Currency Report: 12 Effects of US Fed Interest Rate Increase on the Ghana Cedi

Thursday, September 3, 2015 Looking at the above infograph, it becomes immediately apparent that Africa is not a significant trading partner of the US. However, the extent to which Ghana will be adversely impacted by this policy will depend on how exposed we are to the US dollar and its financial markets. The US interest ra ...

International Finance Report: 11 Potential Effects of The Chinese Yuan Devaluation On The Ghanaian Cedi and Economy

Thursday, September 3, 2015 1. Potentially Reduced Aid/Foreign Direct Investments from China Where there may be a direct impact will be on the investment side. Chinese state companies have been on a huge drive to build roads, airports, railways, power stations and schools, etc. In case the Yuan devaluation tactic fai ...

Macro-Economic Analysis Report: Food Price Inflation On Local Ghanaian Markets Declines In August…

Thursday, September 3, 2015 Economic Recovery Tracker: Food Prices On Local Ghanaian Markets Decline In August hellip; Introduction Ghana rsquo;s inflation has been on an upward trajectory since June, 2014. And this persistent rises of food inflation prices have generally attributed to currency depreciation c ...

Inflation Report: Ghana’s Economic Recovery Seems To Be On Track As Producer Price Inflation Declines in July

Thursday, September 3, 2015 I reported in my August Outlook Report that considering the numerous macro and micro economy related corrective actions that the government and the IMF had been working on, coupled with e fact the IMF package was also front-loaded, meaning that all the tough choices and actions were implemented earl ...

Economic Report: The State of the Cedi

Thursday, September 3, 2015 Introduction: In this currency status report, I will discuss the negative and positive factors that are currently impacting the Ghanaian economy in plain language devoid of economic jargon as much as possible. The Ghanaian economy, especially its Cedi, has come under renewed pressure over ...
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