Tax cuts is dream come true – AGI

corporate taxes on rural bank

Madam Bless Neriah, Volta and Eastern Regional Chairperson of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) has described the tax cuts in this year’s budget as a “dream come true.” “This is a dream come true. We can’t express our joy and I think we have to march on the roads with happiness,” she said. Madam Neriah told the Ghana News ...

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NIC blames GRA for non-insured imports

National Insurance Commission Boss

The National Insurance Commission (NIC) has appealed to the Ministry of Finance to help remove challenges that hinder insurance companies from insuring imported goods. According to the commission, the challenges are caused by difficulties posed by the Ghana Revenue Authority(GRA) in executing its duties at the ports. Speaking at a Dinner and Awards Night programme organised by the Insurance Institute ...

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Economy to grow by 6.3 percent in 2017 – Ofori-Atta


The Akufo-Addo government is projecting an overall real GDP growth of 6.3% for 2017, Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta has said. The projected GDP for 2017 includes oil while the non-oil real GDP growth for the government within the same period is also estimated at 4.6%. Presenting the full-year budget to the Parliament, Mr Ofori-Atta stated that, “we are confident ...

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Finance Minister presents budget statement today

Ken Ofori Atta on GDP

Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta will this morning March 2nd, 2017, deliver his government’s first budget and economic planning statement after winning the 2016 Parliamentary and General elections with a resounding and historical victory. The budget will give into detail Government’s expenditure and revenue generation plan for the year 2017. There is heavy interest in today’s statement from stakeholders in ...

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New GHS 5 denomination comes out from March 7

5 cedi denomination

The new GHS5 denomination is set to be issued by Bank of Ghana (BoG) would be in circulation come Tuesday, March 7. The note is being introduced as part of the Bank of Ghana’s 60th anniversary which will fall on March 4. The commemorative note would have fresh security features and a new portrait at the front and back with ...

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Ghana, India develop partnerships for SME growth

Ghana - india

Ghana is set to acquire and benefit from trade ideas from the Indian government following bilateral trade talks between the two countries. This transpired when the High Commissioner of India to Ghana; Birender Singh, paid a courtesy call on Business Development Minister, Ibrahim Mohammed Awal on Monday. Speaking at the brief meeting in Accra, Mr Ibrahim Awal pledged to work ...

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Reduction of taxes and interest rate, a right step – NBSSI

corporate taxes on rural bank

The National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) has welcomed the government’s decision to reduce taxes and interest rate, labelling it, as a right step. Mr Bashir Manu, the Ashanti Regional Director of the Board, said this was critical to the growth of businesses and provide impetus to job and wealth creation for the people. Sharing his thoughts on the ...

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Listing VRA, GRIDCO will ensure efficiency – GSE boss

VRA listing

The Managing Director of the Ghana Stock Exchange, Kofi Yamoah, has said the planned listing of the Volta River Authority (VRA) and the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) by government will ensure efficiency in their operations. “We were very happy to hear the President during the State of the Nation Address indicate that, his government is considering listing VRA and ...

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Shareholders of $1.5b Tema Port Expansion project meet Akufo-Addo

Tema Port Expansion Project

Shareholders of the 1.5 billion-dollar Tema Port Expansion project on Thursday called on Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to congratulate him on his election and assumption of office as the President of Ghana. The shareholders, Bolloré Transport & Logistics, APM Terminals and Meridian Port Services Ltd, were led by Cyrille Bolloré, Chairman of Bolloré Transport & Logistics who they have been ...

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Ghana CEO summit launches in Accra

ghana ceo summit

The pace of digital innovation and transformation is increasing – entire markets, including transportation, logistics, and e-commerce, are being reinvented across the globe. Despite the recent economic challenges, there is no doubt that Ghanaian businesses are ready to seize the opportunities in this digital economy. Under the theme “Digital Innovation Economy for Business Growth” the annual Ghana CEO’s Summit 2017 ...

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