Infograph: Accra cholera cases decline

Kids playing in filth

Cholera cases in the worst affected areas in Accra have begun seeing some level of decline. In the La Dadekotopon area, the infection rate has declined by about 50% in the last thirty days. In the Accra Metropolitan Assembly the number of reported cases has decline by about 20%. Below is an infograph showing details: By: Kwaku Anim Boadu and ...

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Infograph: Profitability rating of banks in Ghana


The Bank of Baroda emerged the most profitable bank for the year 2013. This was revealed in the 2014 Ghana Banking survey conducted by audit and advisory firm, Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC). Bank of Baroda came top for the 3rd year in a row after posting a profit after tax margin of about 88% last year. The survey was conducted ...

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Cholera affecting more men than women [Infographic]

Some cholera patients at the hospital

Data from one of the worst hit cholera areas in Accra, La Dadekotopon has revealed more men in that area are contracting the disease than women and children. Health officials in the interim cannot scientifically say why but suggest that the profile of the affected men show they are unmarried, hence are prone to buying food on the streets. The ...

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Infograph: Cedi sees some stability


Monday, August 4th was exactly 6 months since the Bank of Ghana introduced the new foreign exchange rules. Citi Business News analysis shows that the cedi has in the past one month seen some recovery and begun to appreciate against some major currencies. This is based on data provided by the Bank of Ghana. The cedi has depreciated by about 27 percent ...

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[Infograph] Does petrol price reflect changes in crude and cedi value?


Following the introduction of the automatic adjustment formula for the pricing of petroleum products, the average commuter has had to pay much more on transportation cost at least every two months. A review of the prices is done every two weeks. In 2014 alone, the regulator National Petroleum Authority has maintained the price of petrol nine times while increasing the ...

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[Infograph] Utility tariff trends since October 2013


The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) has announced a 30% and 14% upward adjustment in electricity and water tariffs respectively for the third quarter of this year. But this adjustment will not be implemented. The commission indicates it will rather implement the second quarter price tariff adjustment of 12.09% for electricity and 6.1% for water which was deferred. With this ...

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Telcos – who is who [Infograph]


Ghana’s telecommunication industry is reported to be one of the fastest growing in Africa. Six telecommunication companies operate in Ghana. They are MTN, Vodafone, Tigo, Airtel, Glo and Expresso. Only two telecommunication networks operate fixed lines- Vodafone and Airtel. Vodafone dominates the market with about 96.7 percent of the market. This represents about 258,313. Airtel has the rest of the ...

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[Infograph] Performance of the cedi after new FX rules

A woman holds 03 July 2007 in Accra a wa

May 4th, 2014 marked exactly 3 months since the Bank of Ghana introduced new and revised foreign exchange rules aimed at stabilizing the Cedi that was depreciating fast against major foreign currencies. The new rules were introduced on the 4th of February, 2014. Citi Business News desk analysis showed the Cedi from the beginning of the year 2014 to May 4, ...

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