Lawyer Nana Adjoa Hackman, the wife of Gabby Otchere-Darko and the president's cousin, is set to step down from the board of the state-owned GNPC oil company. This is the only official role ever held by the couple, who instead have carved out a central role for themselves in the oil sector through their firm Africa Legal Associates.
Paris Europlace, the body which promotes Paris as a financial centre, is setting up a training programme for West African financial regulators and civil servants. It will be run in partnership with Paris Dauphine University and the World Bank's International Financial Corporation.
US oil junior Kosmos Energy hopes to convince the Ghanian government to allow it to become the country's leading oil company. It is currently well placed to acquire Occidental Petroleum's assets in Ghana but needs government approval for the operation.
Created by Toni Aubynn, former CEO of the Chamber of Mines and the Ghana Minerals Commission, the Africa Institute for Extractive Industries is developing a strategy to help the Accra authorities better manage the mining sector, especially illegal miners, known as galamseys.
The current holder of the ECOWAS rotating chair, Ghanaian president Nana Akufo-Addo, is intending to make the Sahel a central priority of his term at the helm of the regional organisation at a time when jihadist groups are extending their networks into countries lying on the west African coast.
The Anglo-Dutch major Shell has taken advantage of the deterioration in relations between the state-owned GNPC and its longstanding partner ENI, whom the government has accused of manoeuvring it into signing an unfavourable contract on Sankofa.