LONDON, United Kingdom: The UK is committed to supporting His Excellency President Akufo-Addo’s ‘Beyond Aid’ vision to transform Ghana’s economy, create jobs through industrialisation and add value to goods. The UK is proud to have played a part in driving Ghana’s development gains through tens of millions of pounds worth of UK Aid, but as Ghana Changes, so do we. The UK is transitioning its development support to focus squarely on Ghana’s long-term economic development. Building the nation’s infrastructure through private sector investment is the key to unlocking this potential and it is an area where the UK has much to offer. Through the Department of International Trade, the UK has brought together over 15 of the UK’s top blue-chip infrastructure companies to f
ACCRA, Ghana: On February 2, 2018, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partners met to celebrate the transformation of private maternity homes in Ghana. Midwives, Government of Ghana representatives, USAID staff, and partners gathered in Accra for the occasion. The event included presentations, poster exhibitions, and a panel discussion on revitalizing the private maternity sector in Ghana. The President of Ghana Registered Midwives Association, Netta Ackon; USAID/Ghana Health Office Director Akua Kwateng-Addo; the President and CEO of Banyan Global, Meaghan Smith, and Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service representatives were in attendance. Given limited donor funds, it has become imperative to identify alternate and innovative av...
DUBLIN, Ireland: Ireland has signed a Double Taxation Agreement with Ghana, an important step to increase trade with West Africa. This Agreement will be key in facilitating trade with Ghana which saw strong real GDP growth of 7.9% in 2017 The Agreement, the first that Ireland has concluded with a West African country, was signed by Ireland’s Ambassador to the Republic of Ghana, Mr. Seán Hoy and Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Ghana, Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta, at a ceremony in Accra on Wednesday February 7th. Representatives from ESB International, Guinness and Tullow Oil, all of which have a significant presence in the Ghanaian market, were invited to join the Irish delegation at the ceremony. Commenting on the Agreement, Minister of State for the Diaspora and I
ACCRA, Ghana: The annual Ghana Rugby Club Championship (GRCC) semi-finals were concluded in Accra when Conquerors Sporting Club (Conquerors) and Accra Rugby Club (ARC) managed to sail through to the finals with victory margins of 40 and 44 respectively in the Men’s Fifteens section of the GRCC. In the Women’s Sevens section Dansoman Hurricanes Ladies and Conquerors Ladies secured a spot in the final by beating Cosmos Buffalos Ladies and Griffons Ladies respectively. The losing teams will face each other in the third place playoffs prior to the finals matches with Dennis Foundation RFC facing Lions RFC in the men’s 15s section while Cosmos Buffalos Ladies and Griffons Ladies will tackle each other in the women’s sevens section. The President and Board Chairman of Ghana
CAPE TOWN, South Africa: iflix, the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets, is pleased to announce it will be the exclusive online home for Sky’s highly anticipated historical period drama Britannia. From today, iflix subscribers across the region including Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Zimbabwe can stream or download each episode from the moment of release, exclusively on iflix. Set in 43AD, Britannia tells the story of the determined, but terrified Roman invaders and the occupied Celts and Druids, whose lives are changed forever by the arrival of a new world order. Britannia begins in 43AD as the Roman Army, determined and terrified in equal measure, returns to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia – a mysterious land ruled by wild warrior wo
BASEL, Switzerland: • The Ghana telemedicine program, with the support of the Novartis Foundation is now being scaled across the nation by Ghana Health Service. • Novartis Foundation and Ghana Health Service highlight the successful integration of the program in national health services as a model for multisector working. • National coverage of telemedicine services is expected to be possible by 2019. • Digital health learnings from the program can be used to expand quality healthcare in other areas. Today the Novartis Foundation and Ghana Health Service are announcing the successful integration and scale-up of telemedicine services across Ghana. The telemedicine service started as a pilot model in the Amansie West District of the Ashanti Region in 2