Ghanaian Times

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Ghanaian Times
Type Daily newspaper
Owner(s) The New Times Corporation[1]
Founded 1957
Language English
Headquarters Accra, Ghana
Circulation 80,000 (2009)
Website www.newtimes.com.gh

The Ghanaian Times is a government-owned daily newspaper published in Accra, Ghana. The newspaper was established in 1957.[2] It has a circulation of 80,000 copies and is published six times per week.[3]

History[edit]

The newspaper was formerly known as the The Guinea Press Limited. It was established by the first President of Ghana, the late President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah in 1957, as a printing press for The Convention People's Party (CPP). After his overthrow in military coup in 1966, The Guinea Press was taken over as a state property by the National Liberation Council Decree (NLCD) 130 of 1968. By an instrument of Incorporation-Act 363, 1971, Guinea Press was changed to the New Times Corporation. The Act also repealed the THE NATIONAL NEWSPAPERS (GUINEA PRESS LIMITED – INTERIM RECONSTITUTION DECREE) which acquired it as state property. That Act was given further recognition by the provision of PNDC Law 42.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us", The Ghanaian Times. The New Times Corporation, n.d. Web. 28 Aug. 2012. [1].
  2. ^ Daniel Miles McFarland, Historical Dictionary of Ghana, 1985, p. 90.
  3. ^ Kuehnhenrich, Daniel (2012). Entwicklung oder Profit? Die staatliche und private Presse in Ghana. ibidem. ISBN 978-3-8382-0304-1 (online)
  4. ^ "history". www.ghanaiantimes.com.gh. ghanaiantimes. Retrieved 12 February 2015.