Politics

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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Botchwey’s committee exposes divisions in NDC – Koku Anyidoho

NDC - Koku Anyidoho

The Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Koku Anyidoho has said that the fact finding Professor Kwesi Botchwey election review committee, tasked to investigate why the NDC lost Election 2016 has unveiled a myriad of problems within the NDC. To him, setting up the committee was “one of the best decisions we’ve taken as a political ...

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NPP will choke with credibility problems – Minority Leader

NPP will choke with credibility

The Minority Leader in Parliament, Mr Haruna Iddrisu, has predicted that many of the campaign promises by the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) will remain unfulfilled. “I am profoundly optimistic that the ruling NPP government will choke with credibility problems in honouring their lousy and mouth-watering promises to the electorate,” he told the Daily Graphic in an interview moments after ...

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President’s pro-poor policies highly commendable

Women Policy

Alhaji Issah Martey, a businessman, has commended President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for making pro-poor policies a strong pillar of his national economic development agenda. “I am particularly amazed to see a conservative President who is so concerned about the challenges and sufferings of the poor and the marginalized in our society” In an interview with the Ghana News Agency, ...

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Ghana missed all IMF targets for 2016 – President

Nana-Akufo-Addo

In April 2015, the Ghana government signed a $918 million credit facility agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the three-year arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) was in support of the country’s medium-term economic reform programme. Under the programme, the IMF sought to support growth and help reduce poverty by restoring macroeconomic stability through an ambitious and sustained ...

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