10 key things Mahama said in the 2015 State of the Nation

President Mahama at the State of the Nation Address

President John Mahama will on Thursday, February 25, deliver his fourth State of the Nation Address to Parliament. In his third State of the Nation address in 2015, President Mahama touched on a myriad of issues from the economy to power, announcing government’s plans to invest GH¢1 billion in road projects across the country. The infographic below recaps some key things ...

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50yrs after his overthrow: Nkrumah’s track record against the others

Dr. Kwame Nkrumah

Exactly 50 years ago today, Ghana’s founding President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah was overthrown in a joint military and police led coup d’etat. During his 9 year reign, his government chalked some major successes in the area of physical infrastructural development, education, transportation among others. In the infographic below, Citi News matches some of the key achievements of his government to ...

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Only 14% of Ghanaians have toilets in their homes [Infographic]

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A 2014 Demographic and Health Survey report has revealed that only 14% of households in Ghana use improved toilet facilities that are not shared with other households. It has also been revealed that 61 percent use facilities that would be considered improved if they were not shared. Below is an infographic that gives a percentage of toilet facilities in various ...

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5 reasons the Kintampo-Tamale MMT bus crashed [Infographic]

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About 61 people were killed on Wednesday when a Metro Mass Transit (MMT) bus traveling from Tamale to Kumasi crashed into a truck fully loaded with tomatoes. The accident happened on the road near the Kintampo waterfall. The Brong Ahafo Regional Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Christopher Tawiah told Citi News that the incident occurred because the MMT bus was ...

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Why Ghanaians must care about climate change [Infographic]

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Rivers and streams are reportedly drying up in parts of the country, while other parts are also experiencing acute water shortages as a result. Residents of Nsawam in the Eastern Region have had to share water from an almost dried up Densu tributary with animals who also drink from the same source. The rate at which communities along Keta in ...

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Upper East Region leads in child marriage in Ghana [Infographic]

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Ghana has one of the highest cases of child marriages in the world. The Upper East Region has the highest number of cases with 39%, out of the ten regions. Western Region follows with 37% and the Greater Accra region, 12%. Check below for more: – Credit: Angela Bortey iJourno/Ghana

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43% of Ghana’s urban dwellers rely on sachet water [Infographic]

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A 2014 Demographic and Health Survey report by the Ghana Health Service and the Ghana Statistical Service has revealed that 43% of Ghana’s urban dwellers depend on sachet water as a source of drinking water. It also shows that about 41% rural dwellers resort to tube well or borehole for water. The infographic below shows the sources of improved household drinking ...

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EPL Matchday 22: What you may have missed [Infographic]


Matchday 22 of the Barclays English Premier League, broadcast live on Citi 97.3 FM, saw Arsenal retain their lead at the top of the table on goal difference despite being held to a goalless draw at Stoke. Second-placed Leicester failed to pull clear after gifting bottom club Aston Villa a point while Manchester City in third strengthened their title push ...

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Messi, Neymar or Ronaldo: Race for the 2015 Ballon d’Or [Infographic]


Messi or Ronaldo? Who is the best player in the world? This was inevitable the question which has dominated almost every Ballon d’Or event since 2009, and for good reason. Both have been superb, a class above the  rest during that time, breaking and setting records at will. The duo’s dominance has often relegated the third nominee for the award to ...

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The 8 charges on every litre of petrol you buy [Infographic]


Checks by indicate that Ghanaians are not enjoying a drastic fall in fuel prices because taxes on fuel alone constitute about 70% of the cost. Each tax component and margins also attract 17.5% Value Added Tax (VAT), which is borne by  the consumer. The infographic below shows a breakdown of the various components and how much is charged. – ...

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