Politics

An open letter to the Special Development ministry

Ghanaians have shown their displeasure concerning the budget of the Special Development ministry. Whereas a lot of commentators are concerned about the bloated figures in the budget, I’m more concerned about the intentions of the ministry and what it intends to do. The ministry per its plan for 2018 shows they have an opaque aurora about development. Development is a ...

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GH₵800,000 for Website is a typo – Mavis Hawa Koomson

Mavis Hawa Koomson the Special Development Initiatives Minister,  has rejected reports that her Ministry intends to spend an amount of GH₵800, 000 for the development of a website. The Minister speaking on Starr Today on Thursday, December 21,   explained that the staggering amount contained in the breakdown of the Ministry’s 2018 projected expenditure was an oversight. The Awutu Senya East ...

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$1m one Constituency to Enhance Devt – Bawumia

$1 Million per Constituency

The vice president Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has reiterated that the government’s pledge to allocate $1 million to each of the 275 constituencies will enhance “bottom-up” development of the country. The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) during the 2016 electioneering promised to give every constituency a million dollar to deal with problems that are specific to them. In view of the ...

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Government will lose GHC13.6m monthly

Seth Terpker

It is estimated that government will lose GH¢13.6 million every month due to the reduction of seven pesewas in the Price Stabilisation and Recovery Levy (PSRL) on diesel and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG). This comprises GH¢11.9 million directly from the PSRL on the two products and GH¢1.7 million from the Special Petroleum Tax, which is charged on all taxes on ...

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Former World Bank Vice warns………….

Professor Yifu Lin on Ghana

A former senior vice president at the World Bank, Professor Yifu Lin, has warned that Ghana risks losing out on huge investments if it fails to embark on drastic economic reforms. Ghana recently dropped 12 places in the latest World Bank Ease of Doing Business report. Prof Lin believes such reforms could attract the relocation of light manufacturing firms from ...

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Seth Terpker mocks Akuffo – Addo government.

Seth Terpker

Former Finance minister Seth Terpker is mocking the Akufo-Addo government for still borrowing despite assurances, while in opposition, that they would not borrow for development when in government. According to the Central Bank, the total public debt for the country as at May this year reached ¢137 billion putting the debt-to-GDP ratio at 67.5%. He said”We were told there wouldn’t ...

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Minority on 2018 Budget presentation

2018 Budget

The Minority National Democratic Congress (NDC) Members of Parliament (MPs) have cautioned that they will resist any attempt by the government to impose tax indiscriminately on anything including house-keeping money, known in the local parlance as ‘chop money’ if it is introduced in the 2018 budget. The government intends to introduce taxes on mobile money transactions by all the network ...

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Minority smears Ken Ofori- Atta Over Energy Bond

Fuel Revenue

THE MINORITY caucus in Parliament has indicated that it will soon table a motion for the Finance Minister, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, to be summoned before the House over the infamous case of under-subscription of the government’s Energy Bond. At a press conference on Wednesday, the Minority, led by former Deputy Finance Minister Cassiel Ato Forson, said the bond issuance ought ...

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Education Minister misled Parliament on Mahama’s free education policy – Ablakwa

Ablakwa jabs

Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa says the Education Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh misled Parliament by stating that the previous administration made no allocation for its Progressively Free Education Programme before it exited office. According to the former Deputy Education Minister, “Government released all funds being 12.78 million Ghana Cedis. This covered the period September to ...

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I’ve no problem with those interested in 2020 – Mahama

Mahama

Former President John Mahama appears unperturbed about the opposition he is likely to face in the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) presidential primaries ahead of the 2020 general elections. He said he has no problem with the candidates who have so far declared their intentions of leading the party in the next presidential election. Whilst addressing thousands of party supporters in ...

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