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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]

Ghanaian Times
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)The New Times Corporation[1]
HeadquartersAccra, Ghana
Circulation80,000 (2009)


The newspaper was formerly known as 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. After his overthrow in military coup in 1966, The Guinea Press was taken over as a state property by the National Liberation Council Decree 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 The Act also repealed the National Newspapers (Guinea Press Limited – Interim Reconstitution Decree) which acquired it as state property. That Act was given further recognition by the provision of Provisional National Defence Council Law 42.[4]


  1. ^ "About Us", The Ghanaian Times. The New Times Corporation, n.d. Web. 28 Aug. 2012. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-09-19. Retrieved 2012-08-28.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link).
  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". ghanaiantimes. Retrieved 12 February 2015.