Politics

Northern Region NPP polling station executives cry for jobs

Northern Region NPP

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) coalition of polling station executives in the Northern Region has petitioned President Nana Akufo-Addo over their unemployment situation. According to the coalition, the Tamale Central, Tamale North, Tamale South and Sagnarigu constituency executives have so far been sidelined in the Akufo-Addo government. The coalition posited that some constituency executives who applied for Metropolitan, Municipal and ...

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State Attorney’s advice was ‘exceptional’ – Martin Amidu

Martin Amidu on Delta 8

Former Attorney General, Martin Amidu, has defended the Senior State Attorney who discontinued the trial of eight members of the pro-NPP vigilante group, Delta Force, describing her legal advice as “exceptional”. The eight were being tried for storming the Kumasi Circuit courtroom to harass the judge and other court officials, and forcibly freed 13 other members of the group that ...

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Corruption blocked Mahama govt from accessing $2.9bn donor fund -Osafo-Marfo

Osafo-Maafo

The Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo-Marfo has disclosed that the erstwhile John Mahama administration was unable to access some grants and loans meant for development due to corruption and difficulties in sidestepping rules. According to him, an exercise he personally supervised revealed that the former government was unable to use about 2.9 billion dollars given by donor countries and organisations for ...

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NPP orders Otiko, Ashietey, Amewu, others to resign from party posts

Otiko

The National Council of the New Patriotic Party has ordered all party executives serving in the Akufo-Addo government to step down from their party positions with immediate effect. The decision, taken at a special meeting Wednesday night which was attended by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is directed at both elected and appointed executives. A communique issued by the ...

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Govt has created fear and panic among workers – Minority

Workers Day , Minority Income Tax

The Minority in Parliament has accused the government of reneging on good promises it made to Ghanaian workers, thus creating a status quo of fear and panic among workers. In its assessment, the Minority said after taking over power, the Akufo-Addo-led government has to “a large extent limited the free friendly worker environment” workers enjoyed. “As a democratic society, we ...

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Ameri deal to be abrogated over $150m ‘bloated’ commission

Ameri Power Plant

The committee charged to review, restructure and recommend areas of amendment of the Ameri power deal, has recommended that the deal be re-negotiated or abrogated on grounds of fraud, after it emerged that Ghana was made to pay 150 million dollars extra in commission to Africa & Middle East Resources Investment Group LLC (Ameri Energy) for the construction of the ...

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GIPC talks Mauritius into One-District, One-Factory

GIPC logo

The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) is confident of attracting Mauritian investors to partake of government’s signature One District, One Factory project, after a recent trip by a Ghanaian delegation to the Indian Ocean country whet up investor appetite there. Currently, Mauritian companies have invested close to US$2billion in various sectors of the Ghanaian economy, and with the GIPC looking ...

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Parliament adjourns sitting over delayed budget estimates

Parliament of Ghana

Parliament on Monday had to sit for barely 30 minutes following the delay to consider the budget estimates of the Metropolitan District Assemblies (MDAs) and other government institutions. According to the Majority Chief Whip, Kwasi Ameyaw-Cheremeh, as of last Friday, there were not sure about the monies received, since some of the Ministries were not ready. “Last week when the ...

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Ofori-Atta confident of achieving budget targets

Revenue

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, says he is optimistic about achieving the macroeconomic targets contained in this year’s budget statement. In the 2017 budget statement, which was approved by Parliament this week, government is aiming to reduce its budget deficit from 8.7 percent to 6.5 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2017; an end-year inflation target of 11.2percent; and an ...

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Parliament approves 4 tax cuts in 2017 budget

Revenue

Parliament has approved four amendment bills to scrap taxes as proposed in the 2017 budget. Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta on Tuesday 14TH March 2017 presented four bills to Parliament in accordance with the various tax cuts that were outlined in the budget. The bills are the Income Tax (Amendment) Bill, Special Petroleum Tax (Amendment) Bill, Special Import (Amendment) Bill ...

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