Ghana’s central bank has taken over five banks and merged them into a single entity. It’s part of a process that began a year ago when the Bank of Ghana revoked the operating licences of two prominent local banks, Capital Bank and UT Bank. In this blog, I explain with Patrick Tettey Odetsi – a prominent financial analyst – why the sector…Continue reading Ghana’s banking chaos: a regulatory dilemma
After two major setbacks in 2008 and 2012, Ghana’s main opposition party, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) led by Nana Akuffo Addo, secured a resounding electoral victory in the 7 December election against the incumbent National Democratic Congress (NDC), led by President John Mahama. Results from 271 (out of 275 constituencies) declared by the Electoral…Continue reading Ghana’s 2016 Election Results: The Story of a Presidential Petition
Pollsters disagree on who will win in a presidential race that has been more about personalities than policy. Ghana’s presidential elections have typically been won by narrow margins, and the upcoming vote looks to be just as close. Credit: Erik Cleves Kristensen. Ghanaians head to the polls tomorrow, on 7 December, to elect a President…Continue reading What’s at stake in Ghana’s too close to call election?
Following the declaration of John Dramani Mahama’s narrow victory, Nelson Oppong takes an in-depth look at elections and beyond in Ghana. He emphasises the need for change in the Electoral Commission’s approach to decision making, assesses the prospects for programmatic platforms and pragmatic politics in the country and asks whether the New Patriotic Party can…Continue reading In-depth: Where Next for Ghana’s Democracy?