John Mahama

Ghana capital's flood prevention drainage project hangs in the balance

John Mahama, Ghana's president. Photo©ReutersGhanaian President John Dramani Mahama says that the contentious $600 million Accra Sanitary Sewer and Storm Water Drainage Alleviation is unlikely to go ahead as the country has recently began an International Monetary Fund support programme.

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Ghana: John Mahama's government on the ropes

Since 2014, President John Dramani Mahama has held the role of ECOWAS chairman. Photo©Thierry Charlier/AFPThe government risks a repeat of the problems the country faced in the 1980s. the IMF is there to help with loans and a package of painful reforms.

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Ghana: Power cuts worsen economic woes

Photo©ReutersJoseph Nyame was doing very well as senior plant operator at the Sha-Sha Natural Fruit Juice company near Ghana's capital Accra until a wave of power cuts forced the firm out of business.

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Ghana's oil woes and sagging economy

Photo©ReutersEconomists say Ghana's prospects are still bright over the medium term but only if it quickly restores fiscal stability.

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IMF Backs Ghana's Home Grown Policies

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a three-year $918 million facility to support Ghana's home grown policies aimed at restoring the West African country's wobbling economy, which is stressed by huge debt and a power crisis.

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Ghana president allays fears over religious tensions

President John Mahama. Photo©ReutersGhana President John Dramani Mahama has allayed fears of religious and ethnic tension in the country after Muslim protested against alleged attempts by some to convert them into Christianity.

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Ghana gives incentives to cocoa farmers to boost yields

Photo©ReutersGhana has moved to shore up cocoa production by providing various incentives to old farmers and youths, President John Mahama has said.

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Ghana infrastructure plans threatened as oil prices fall

Photo©ReutersOil producer Ghana could struggle to pursue its plans to build schools, roads and hospitals if global oil prices fall further, President John Mahama has acknowledged.

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Ghana: Overspending by President's Office raises discipline concerns

Ghanaian legislators are raising issues of fiscal discipline in President Mahama's government. Photo©ReutersLegislators are raising issues of fiscal discipline in the Office of the President following a parliamentary select committee on finance report that indicated the office overspent its budget.

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Ghanaians protest against growing corruption

Photo©ReutersA Ghana pressure group is mobilising ordinary people to join peaceful protests against corruption begging on Tuesday, amid concerns graft is getting out of hand in the West African country.

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Ghana gets power ministry amid deepening electricity crisis

Photo©ReutersGhana has created a new ministry for power in response to an energy crisis, as erratic power supply and uncoordinated outages haunt the economy, affect business operations and damage electric gadgets.

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Ghana: Labour unions strike over pension fund

Twelve labour unions, including public health and education sector workers, have declared a nationwide sit-down strike, over what they refer as "government's failure and undue delay" in paying part of their pension contributions into a private account.

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Education: Secondary considerations

Expanding secondary education is key to forming tomorrow's workers, civil servants and entrepreneurs.

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Ghana should freeze public sector wages - IMF

The International Monetary Fund has told Ghana during its talks on a financial assistance programme that it would like to see a freeze on public sector wages, President John Mahama said on Wednesday.

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Bank of Ghana committee likely to hold policy rate: Reuters poll

Bank of Ghana's rate setting committee will keep its policy rate at 19.0 percent this week on an expected foreign exchange liquidity boost, despite inflation surging above target, a Reuters poll showed on Monday.

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Ghana: A non-partisan call against corruption

Photo©Billie Adwoa McTernanPetitioning activists urge Ghana's president, John Mahama, to take control of his cabinet.

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Power-sharing governance option proposed for Ghana

Analysts say the 'winner-takes-all' practice is undermining Ghana's democratic gainsGhana has been urged to consider adopting a promotional representation system of governance as opposed to the winner-takes-all approach to end polarisation along political lines.

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"Worsening economic conditions" push Ghanaians to the streets

Photo©Billie McTernanAccra, Ghana's was brought to a virtual standstill on Thursday, as workers from both the private and public sectors heeded calls by unions to stage a nationwide strike in protest to what they describe as worsening economic conditions.

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Ghana gov't advised to be fiscally disciplined

Seth Terkper , Ghana's Finance minister wants legislators to approve GH¢3.2 billion to fund additional expendituresPresident John Mahama's administration has been urged to curtail excessive spending and introduce realistic internal revenue generation measures to address the country's soaring inflation and mounting public debt.

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Anti-corruption leaders tackle graft in Africa

Photo©ReutersLeaders of anti-corruption agencies in Africa are meeting in Ghana's capital Accra to discuss strategies to curb graft on the continent.

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