Author Archives: Delali Adogla-Bessa

We’ll save uniBank first, probe management later – BoG

The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has said establishing wrongdoing on the part of the hierarchy of uniBank is not its key focus, after the Central Bank took over management of the indigenous financial institution. The BoG’s 2nd Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Elsie Awadzi said the takeover of uniBank is primarily to keep it from collapse. “We do have information ...

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‘Animal watchers’ tired of their incompetent Gov’t – Mahama jabs Otabil

In what appears to be a response to Pastor Mensah Otabil’s assertion that he does not pay attention to local media content due to excessive political discussions, and instead chooses to watch animals on Television, former President John Dramani Mahama, has described that posture as hypocritical. The Founder of the International Central Gospel Church has come under severe attack since ...

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GFA rejects friendly with Jamaica over lack of funds

Ghana’s Black Stars have failed to secure a friendly encounter ahead of the upcoming international break due to the inability of the various stakeholders involved to secure funds. The Ministry have stated clearly their reluctance to proceed with the funding of friendly matches in recent times and have put the FA in a fix as a result. Ghana received an ...

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Banking sector still strong despite uniBank takeover – BoG

Bank of Ghana

Despite the fact that three banks have been declared insolvent within the last eight months, with two of them totally collapsing, the Bank of Ghana (BoG) has insisted that the banking sector is in a healthy state. Commenting on the BoG’s takeover of uniBank, the 2nd Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Elsie Awadzi, said the public need not ...

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Public health financing: CDD warns of cash and carry return

A Research Fellow with the CDD, Dr. Kojo Asante

The Center for Democratic Development (CDD), has warned that vulnerable persons may return to paying cash for medical care if innovative means of financing the public health service are not adopted. A survey by CDD indicates that donor funding, which represents 70 to 80 percent of preventive and public health services, has dwindled over the years. Meanwhile, a large section of ...

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10 things to know about the uniBank takeover [Infographic]

uniBank is once again dominating the news after the Bank of Ghana announced that it had taken over the management of the indigenous bank and appointed KPMG to run it. As the story unfolds, here are 10 points to keep note of, including the fact that uniBank failed to comply with a directive of the Bank of Ghana to stop granting new ...

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Ocean plastic could treble in decade

Volunteers try to clear a dam which is filled with discarded plastic bottles and other garbage, blocking Vacha Dam, near the town of Krichim on April 25, 2009. AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFF (Photo credit should read DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)

The amount of plastic in the ocean is set to treble in a decade unless litter is curbed, a major report has warned. Plastics is just one issue facing the world’s seas, along with rising sea levels, warming oceans, and pollution, it says. But the Foresight Future of the Sea Report for the UK government said there are also opportunities ...

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Kwesi Appiah has final say on Asamoah’s return – George Afriyie

Inter Milan make offer for Kwadwo Asamoah

Vice President of the Ghana Football Association, George Afriyie says the return of Juventus midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah to the national team is a decision which should solely be left to head coach Kwesi Appiah. The versatile player has put in stellar performances for the Bianconeri in the past couple of weeks and recently recorded his 150th cap for the side in ...

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Twitter violating womens’ human rights – Amnesty International

Twitter has found itself under fire again. This time, it’s coming from Amnesty International, a non-governmental organization that focuses on human rights. Amnesty International’s new report, “#ToxicTwitter: Violence and abuse against women online,” details Twitter’s failures to ensure safety online and prevent violence and abuse toward women. What Amnesty International is trying to achieve with this report, the organization’s technology and human rights researcher ...

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Egypt ‘bans Uber’ after complaints from taxi drivers

Egypt suspended the licenses of ride-hailing companies Uber and Careem on Tuesday, in a court ruling after taxi drivers sought to shut down the two firms’ operations in the country, judicial sources said. Forty-two Egyptian taxi drivers filed a lawsuit a year ago against U.S.-based Uber and its Dubai-based competitor Careem, arguing they were illegally using private cars as taxis. ...

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