The Ghana Scandals Index

Indexing government scandals one at a time

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Police abuse and arrest demonstrators protesting against economic crisis

Police have arrested protesters during demonstrations against the cost of living and the economic crisis gripping the country. Some journalists who were covering the protests, which took place outs...

Sept. 21, 2023

Ghana drops on Press Freedom index again, worse record in 18 years

Ghana has for the second successive year dropped on the annual Press Freedom Index released by Reporters Without Borders. The country’s ranking fell from 60th place last year to 62nd place in 20...

May 3, 2023

Former Minister for Environment indicts NPP officials, others in ‘bombshell’ galamsey report

A bombshell report authored by former Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, has found itself in the public domain indicting several New P...

April 20, 2023

Ghana suspends payment of most external debts

Ghana has suspended payments on most of its external debt, effectively defaulting as the country struggles to plug its cavernous balance of payments deficit. The finance ministry said that it wi...

Dec. 20, 2022

Ghana’s Cedi Slumps to World’s Worst Performer

Ghana’s cedi slumped to become the world’s worst-performing currency this year as investors continued to squeeze foreign capital to the west African country before a deal with the International Mon...

Oct. 17, 2022

S&P downgrades Ghana's credit rating from B- to CCC+ - Report

Ratings agency, S&P Global Ratings, has revised Ghana’s rating from B-/B to CCC+/C, putting the country’s creditworthiness into junk status. It also reviewed the country’s economic outlook to ne...

Aug. 8, 2022

Ghana set to record lowest cocoa crop yield in 12 years

Ghana is heading for its smallest cocoa crop in 12 years after drought withered pods and illegal gold miners damaged plantations, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Preliminary da...

July 30, 2022

GES reviewing Free SHS to determine how much parents can pay

Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Prof. Kwasi Opoku Amankwah, says a review of the Free Senior High School Policy is underway. This exercise, he reveals is geared at determi...

July 22, 2022

Ghana ranked 2nd among countries with highest debt default risk in 2022

A Bloomberg study has ranked Ghana 2nd among countries with the highest debt default risk in 2022. The country closely follows El Salvador (ranked number one) in the Sovereign Debt Vulnerability...

July 19, 2022

Ghana to make U-turn and ask IMF for help as economic conditions worsen

Ghana’s president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has authorized Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta to commence formal engagements with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), to support the country’s e...

July 6, 2022

Free SHS students nationwide left hungry

Senior High Schools under the free SHS programme have threatened to shut down and students sent home if the food supply situation does not improve. This is a result of the poor food supply situa...

May 9, 2022

Millions of passengers stranded as drivers' strike bite hard

A sit-down strike by commercial drivers across the country has left millions of Ghanaians stranded at various bus terminals. The nationwide strike is to protest the high cost of fuel prices in the ...

Dec. 6, 2021

I didn’t think properly before entering into Sputnik V contract - Health Minister

Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu has admitted he did not do due diligence before contracting with the private office of one Emirati Sheikh, H.H Sheikh Ahmed Dalmook Al Maktoum for 3.4 million d...

July 19, 2021

Get other jobs if you want to become millionaires - Akufo-Addo to Teachers

President Akufo-Addo has stated without equivocation that teaching does not make rich. According to him, teaching is a sacrificial service one renders not expecting to rake in much money to become ...

July 12, 2021

Sec. to the President unilaterally wrote letter cutting budget for judiciary, legislature

Majority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has revealed Secretary to the President, Nana Asante Bediatuo unilaterally wrote the letter cutting down budget estimates for the judiciary and legislature. ...

March 25, 2021

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