Ghana’s maritime dispute case against Ivory Coast [Infographic]

Marietta Brew Appiah Oppong in the court room of the International Tribunal of the law of the Sea (ITLOS)

The Special Chamber of the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), has ruled in favor of Ghana in a three-year-long maritime dispute with Côte d’Ivoire. The Chamber in a unanimous decision on Saturday September 23, 2017, ruled that there has not been any violation on the part of Ghana on Côte d’Ivoire’s maritime boundary. The infographic below ...

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Fuel prices hit all-year-high [Infographic]


Ghanaians are currently paying more for petrol and diesel few months after enjoying fairly low prices. Current figures from the petroleum industry show that, prices of the two products at the various fuel stations have hit all time high, with petrol selling at an average of GHc4.29 at the pumps, and diesel going for an average of GHc4.23 per litre, ...

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Regional distribution of replaced schools under trees [Infographic]

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The former government started an initiative to remove all schools under trees in the country in 2010. It launched an initiative to construct proper schools blocks to replace those under trees by identifying 2,936 schools under trees. As at June 2016, a total of 2,031 of these projects had been completed. Below is an infographic with the regional breakdown of ...

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Breakdown of fines for 57 cheating fuel stations [Infographic]

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The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA), has sanctioned 57 fuel stations in Accra found to have engaged in infractions detrimental to the interest of consumers. They were fined a total of ¢261,000 for serving customers with lower volumes of fuel, using non-approved GSA seals, and breaking GSA seals meant to stop cheating at the pumps. The infographic below shows the breakdown ...

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5 things to know about paperless port system [Infographic]

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Government on  September 4 2017, commenced the implementation of the paperless clearing at Ghana’s ports. This follows a directive by Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, for the port agencies to migrate to a paperless system by September 2017, after he observed that the current system had too much human interaction and was at the mercy of corruption. Although the implementation was ...

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Breakdown of the number of schools in Ghana [Infographic]

File photo: Kwabenya Community SHS

There is a widening gap in the availability of educational infrastructure as one moves up the academic ladder between Kindergarten and Secondary education. While there are over 22,000 Kindergartens across the country, there are only about 800 Senior High Schools in the country. Holding other factors constant with the assumption that all students move up the various academic stages, the ...

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Regional distribution of Senior High Schools in Ghana [Infographic]


The Ashanti Region tops the chart as the region with the highest number of Senior High Schools in Ghana. The Upper West Region has the least number of Senior High Schools, 30, with 26 being public SHSs. Of the 872 SHSs in Ghana, 66% are government-managed while the remainder is privately owned. Also worthy of notice in the data is the ...

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List of companies that bid for SSNIT’s software project [Infographic]


A total of 10 companies bid for SSNIT’s now controversial Operational Business Suite (OBS) project. Of the 10, Persol Systems put in the lowest bid  of GHC17 million approximately $3.4 million. The highest bid was by Computer information System who wanted to undertake the project for GHC 36 million. The eventual winner of the contract was Perfect Business Systems & ...

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12 things that bloated SSNIT’s $72m software deal [Infographic]


The Director-General of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), Dr. John Ofori Tenkorang on Thursday clarified that the new management information system software contract secured by the Trust to improve its operations now stands at $72 million from $66 million. Dr. Tenkorang added that the amount included the cost of the original tender, subsequent modifications, and yearly support ...

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Highlights of 2017 mid-year budget review [Infographic]


The Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori Atta on 31st July presented before Parliament, government’s 2017 mid-year budget review. The review indicated key economic targets that had been revised and those that had not been changed. A summary of the budget review is presented in the infographic below: – By: Jonas Nyabor/

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