Food prices driving higher inflation in sub-Sahara Africa – IMF

Inflation is rising around the world. In sub-Saharan Africa, one item is driving the trend more than others: food prices. Food accounts for roughly 40 percent of the region’s consumption basket—a measure of goods and services used to measure consumer price index (CPI) inflation. Food inflation increased throughout 2019, on average, across 20 countries in the region where monthly food price data are available. After remaining stable around 9 percent (year over year) since the beginning of the pandemic, food inflation started to rise again from April this year to…

Police assures to deal with criminals as Christmas approaches

Police assures to deal with criminals as Christmas approaches

The Ghana Police Service has assured the general public that they would pursue criminals with all available resources to make communities crime-free. “We continue to give the assurance that criminals will be pursued with all available resources to make our communities crime-free,” a statement said. The statement was announcing the one robber had been shot dead in Tema Golf City. This happened on Monday December 6, a Police statement said on Thursday December 9. Following a distress call about a robbery attack in the area, the statement said, a Police…

AFCON 2021: Algeria set up Ghana friendly in Qatar

AFCON 2021: Algeria set up Ghana friendly in Qatar

The Black Stars of Ghana will play a friendly game against the Fennec Foxes of Algeria in Qatar ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations which is scheduled for January 9, 2022 to February 6, 2022. Citi Sports sources have confirmed that the Algerian Football Association and the Ghana Football Association have concluded agreements for the said game to take place in Doha, where both teams will set up camp ahead of the tournament in Cameroon. Verbal agreement has been reached between the two powerful football associations, with only…

“Dark days”: Laryea Kingston backs Kudus Mohammed to bounce back from injury setbacks

“Dark days”: Laryea Kingston backs Kudus Mohammed to bounce back from injury setbacks

Former Black Stars midfielder Laryea Kingston says he expects Kudus Mohammed to bounce back from his injury setbacks. The midfielder suffered a rib injury while on international duty with Ghana and is set to be out for the rest of the year. The 21-year-old is expected to miss the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations due to the injury he sustained while on international duty in Ghana’s 1-0 win over South Africa in November. “It is all about your mind, it is about mental toughness, and it can be frustrating sometimes.…

Sierra Leone Veep calls on GRIDCO to help improve its energy sector

Sierra Leone Veep calls on GRIDCO to help improve its energy sector

The Vice President of Sierra Leone, Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh, is seeking collaboration with Ghana in an effort to improve the energy sector of his country. According to him, the country has qualified for a power compact from the Millennium Challenge, and would need to collaborate especially with the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCO). He said this during a visit to the head office of GRIDCO at Tema to learn from Ghana’s management in improving its energy sector. “Over the last three years, we have successfully passed the scorecard of…

GOIL withdraws membership from AOMCs over allegations of government interference

GOIL withdraws membership from AOMCs over allegations of government interference

The GOIL Company Limited (GOIL) has announced its withdrawal from the Association of Oil Marketing Companies (AOMCs) following allegations by the leadership of the association that the government influenced the company to reduce the price of its petroleum products. In a statement on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, the company sharply criticized the AOMCs for peddling such a claim against it and described it as “gross disrespect.” “We at GOIL believe that the Association has shown gross disrespect to the company and treated it with contempt and public ridicule and has…

I will not marry again; Marriage is not the only way to happiness – Xandy Kamel

I will not marry again; Marriage is not the only way to happiness – Xandy Kamel

Xandy Kamel has sworn not to marry again in her life after her first marriage fell on the rocks. During an interview with ZionFelix, she claims she will not marry again and that all she needs is to have fun. “I will not marry again. I just want to have fun, explore, travel, enjoy life, eat good food and make sure my poly tank is graduated to chamber and hall. You know, just be me”. According to her, sleeping around is not fun because she is not ready to contract…

I’d have had a better life if I pursued football – Sony Achiba

I’d have had a better life if I pursued football – Sony Achiba

Ghanaian artiste, Sony Achiba says he would have had a better life if he had pursued his ambitions of becoming a footballer. According to the hip-dia originator, he was a footballer before opting to venture into music. Speaking in an interview with Ghana Weekend, Achiba said he could not continue with his football career because he got injured on his eye and after undergoing surgery, he was advised by his doctor not to play football again. He also said that the injury to his eye directed his passion to music…

COVID-19: GHS ‘tightens’ protocols at KIA over surge in cases, festive season

COVID-19: GHS ‘tightens’ protocols at KIA over surge in cases, festive season

The Ghana Health Service has reviewed COVID-19 protocols for international travellers who use the Kotoka International Airport (KIA). This follows a surge in Coronavirus cases recorded at the KIA, as well as an anticipated increase in international arrivals during the festive season. “Globally, several countries are experiencing their fourth wave. A number of travellers from these countries come to Ghana, and this is expected to increase during the festive season. This current surge in COVID-19 cases is being reflected at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA).” “In November 2020, 168 cases…

‘You can’t start corruption fight with a bank, start with what you have’ – CHRAJ Boss to Special Prosecutor

‘You can’t start corruption fight with a bank, start with what you have’ – CHRAJ Boss to Special Prosecutor

Following claims by the Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng that the allocation made to his office in the 2022 budget is inadequate, Commissioner of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Joseph Whittal, has advised the former to manage with what he has. “It is not the money alone that can fight corruption. You cannot expect to start work with a bank,” he said. Speaking at the second edition of the Ghana Integrity Initiative Awards held in Accra on December 9, 2021, Mr. Whittal said: “the fight against corruption…