Massive drop in Ghana’s FDI (Infographic)

mahama commissions atuabo gas plant (15)

Ghana’s numerous economic challenges may have put investors away as Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) declined for the third quarter of 2015. According to figures released by the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), investments for the period dropped by about 56% compared to 2014 figures. – By: Pius Amihere Eduku & Nana Boakye-Yiadom/

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Voters’ Register: NPP’s allegations EC ignored [Infographic]

Charlotte Osei, EC Chairperson

The Electoral Commission at the just ended stakeholder forum on the voters register responded to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) allegations that the current electoral roll is seriously flawed and bloated. However, the much-anticipated response to these allegations by the EC boss, Charlotte Osei left more questions than answers. As shown in the infographic below, the commission failed to respond ...

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Libya, Saudi Arabia deported more Ghanaians than any other country [Infographic]


Saudi Arabia and Libya top the countries that deported a total of 3,556 Ghanaians in 2014 alone. In 2013, data from the Ghana Immigration Service revealed that as many as 2,940 Ghanaians were deported to Ghana while the number of Ghanaians who were refused entry into the various countries they were travelling to at airports amounted to 676. Additionally, 93 ...

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NPP primaries: The victors and the defeated [Infograph]

minority in Parliament

Some leading law makers in the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) failed to retain their spots to represent the party during Saturday’s Parliamentary primaries. They include Dr Richard Anane, Nhyiaeso, former presidential aspirant, Francis Addai-Nimoh (Mampong), Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto (Kwadaso), Isaac Osei (Subin). Other incumbent NPP MPs who failed to retain their bid include: Isaac Osei, Subin, Henry Kwabena Kokofu, Bantama, Elizabeth Agyemang, Oforikrom. Below ...

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Infograph: Performance of the cedi against the dollar [2015]


Despite moves by government to save the cedi from further fall, it appears the local currency is still struggling to keep its head above the water. The dollar last week hit four cedis at forex bureaus across the country after rallying between 3 cedis 80 and 3 cedi 90 peswes for some weeks now. It started the month of May ...

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[Infograph] BOST vs BDC: Story so far

Awuah Darko (Left) CEO BOST. Senyo Hosi (Right), CEO Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors

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Infograph: State of Ghana’s economy

Members of the Presidential Advisory Committee: Dr Wampah (left) and Mr. Mpianim (middle) in a chat with Finance Minister, Seth Terkper

Ghana has struggled with the management of its economy especially in 2014 and this has forced the country to hold discussions with the International Monetary Fund(IMF) for a possible bailout programme. The infograph below shows how government has performed with the major macro economic indicators till date. – By: Kwaku Anim Boaudu/

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[Infograph] Telecom voice market share


The monthly market share report released by the National Communication Authority (NCA) has revealed that mobile phone voice subscribers increased to about 29.5million at the end of August 2014 with MTN dominating with 45.86% of the market share. Vodofaone and Tigo saw a decline of subscriber base with the companies recording 22.65% & 13.60% of the market share respectively. Find ...

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How Ghana’s 2014 World Cup money was spent [Infograph]


The Presidential Commission set up to investigate the participation of Ghana at the 2014 World Cup has revealed some shocking expenditure during the process. These include the payment of about $20,000 to an agency for giving directions to a Brazilian supermarket where ingredients could be bought for cooking meals for supporters during the World Cup, among others. Find below an ...

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Infograph: See the Cedi’s steady rise


A combination of factors recently have seen Ghana’s currency, Cedi stabilize against the major trading currencies and has begun appreciating slightly. Until recently, the Cedi had depreciated about 30% against the US dollar. Below is an infograph explaining the performance of the cedi against the major trading currencies in the month of september. US Dollar vs Cedi British Pound v ...

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