Last Updated: September 27, 2013, 1:20 am


Experts to discuss offshore oil environmental standards in west, central, southern Africa
African Government oil and gas specialists are due in Abidjan, Côted’Ivoire, September 23 to 24 to identify and assess options for the form and content needed in setting environmental standards for offshore exploration and exploitation in the African Atlantic seaboard.

Communications and advocacy workshop on maternal and newborn health ends in Accra
MamaYe! Ghana has hosted communications and advocacy activists from Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Malawi and Tanzania as part of the international MamaYe Campaign, a multi-year programme, which aims to improve maternal and newborn survival in sub-Saharan Africa.

President Mahama Proves GYEEDA-sceptics wrong
President John Dramani Mahama’s government has started the process of restructuring GYEEDA and has requested the Attorney General’s office to sanction any persons identified to have been involved in wrong doing in the GYEEDA affair.

Equipping civil society practitioners to influence policies in Africa
Cousin Zilala, Executive Director of Amnesty International, Zimbabwe, describes policy advocacy as the core business of his organisation. He took part in a three - day training on Introduction to Policy Advocacy organised by the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) in Accra, Ghana from September 11 – 13 2013.

15th September, 2013: International Day of Democracy: Statement by CDD-Ghana
On the occasion of this year’s international day of democracy, which falls on September 15, the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) calls on Ghanaians, particularly state actors, to do more to recognize and integrate into public life the still largely silent voice of vulnerable groups.

Ghanaian youth dreams shattered by greedy leaders
Ghana’s economic growth is still lagging behind population growth as relatively young population of close to 72% of the population under the ages of 25 years does present the country with a number of development challenges.

Ghana must pledge to speed up progress on child survival to meet MDG 4
Ghana has made progress in reducing under five deaths since 1990 but with an annual rate of reduction of 2.6% of under five deaths, Ghana will not achieve the MDG 4 target to reduce the number of children who die before the age of five according to the latest data on child mortality.

"GNPC ship sold to pay judgement debt"
The Ministry of Energy and Petroleum has noted with great concern some confusion that has been created as a result of a front page publication of the Ghanaian Times newspaper dated September 12, 2013 and captioned:“GNPC SHIP SOLD ... To pay judgment debt".

Danquah Institute reschedules symposium on Election Petition
The Danquah Institute has been compelled to reschedule its symposium on the Election Petition due to the refusal of the British Council to host the event because of what it describes as the “politically suggestive” nature of the event.

Award Legacy Projects to Akufo-Addo, Nduom, Akosa, others - CeDI-Africa
That the nature of politics in Ghana has deprived the nation of the contributions of many illustrious sons and daughters cannot be over-emphasized.

Ghana's educational system is floored - VODEC
Education has a practical and also it should help the adolescent for earning his livelihood. Education has come to be today as nothing more than an instrument of livelihood. It should enable the student to take out his livelihood.

Announcement: ASECOSA calling
The Asuom Secondary School Old Students Association (ASECOSA) is inviting all old Students and the General Public to the official launching and Fund Raising Ceremony towards the 2014 Home-coming Celebration at Asuom in October, 2013.

Bono and ONE/(RED) delegation of business and political leaders meet with Ghanaian entrepreneurs to discuss technology and transparency
Bono, lead singer of U2 and co-founder of The ONE Campaign and (RED), is meeting today with Ghanaian entrepreneurs to hear how technology is transforming Ghana and to discuss the ways in which digital innovation can spur economic development and increase transparency in health, agriculture and government services.

NDC USA congratulates President Mahama and the people of Ghana
The NDC USA congratulates President John Dramani Mahama, the NDC party's leadership and supporters and; the good people of Ghana for the patience and maturity demonstrated during the period after the elections of 2012.

Association of Concerned Ghanaians in Europe (Acgie) –Time to put Ghana first
Thursday August 29, 2013 will go down in annals of our political and constitutional history as the day on which our political maturity and democratic credentials were put to the greatest test.

CPP replies the two faced New Patrotic Party
We are however compelled to set right the record of the political history of our country. We do this with the deepest conviction that no man can obliterate history or should be allowed to do so to serve selfish interest.

Statement: Rethinking Ghana's winner-takes-all system
As part of its commitment to deepening and consolidating Ghana’s constitutional democracy, The Institute of Economic Affairs - Ghana has commenced a Constitutional Review Series, within which to review the Report of the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) vis-a-vis the Government White Paper.

Stop the peace mantra and deal with the real threat – PPP
The PPP has been monitoring the peace crusade and we are deeply worried about the sham, symbolic and superficial efforts being made by all manner of people for Ghanaians to be peaceful before, during and after the Supreme Court ruling.

NPP UK to NPP - Remain calm and focused
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) branch in UK is advising members everywhere to remain calm and focused on the party's agenda.

CPP congratulates President Mugabe and Zanu-PF
The CPP, with much pleasure, congratulates President Robert Mugabe and the Zanu-PF for its resounding victory against the forces of neo-colonialism in Zimbabwe, synthesized into the reactionary MDC under the puppet Morgan Tsvangarai.

The NHIS and its challenges; why health care providers must take more of the blame
Since the establishment of the National Health Insurance (NHIS), its challenges have always been blamed on the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) because of the latter’s mandate and oversight responsibility in ensuring the success of the scheme.