Ofori-Atta confident of achieving budget targets


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


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


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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Nana Addo delivers maiden State of the Nation Address today

Nana Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo will today, Tuesday, February 21, 2017, deliver his maiden state of the nation address before Parliament in accordance with Article 67 of the Constitution. His address will present an outlook of the state in various sectors of the economy, as inherited from the erstwhile National Democratic Congress (NDC) government led by John Mahama. President Akufo-Addo will be ...

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Clarify true position on Free SHS funding- Minority


The Minority in Parliament has urged the President Nana Akufo-Addo to clarify the New Patriotic Party(NPP’s) government stance on the use of the Heritage Fund to fund the Senior High School policy following what it calls conflicting signals from his officials. There was a suggestion from the Senior Minister Yaw Osafo-Maafo that government would consider reviewing the Petroleum Revenue Management ...

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Who caused Ghana’s embarrassment at the ECOWAS Parliament?

Ecowas Parliament

Majority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu’s decision, to reconstitute delegates on the majority side of Ghana’s Legislature, to the ECOWAS Parliament without consulting his colleagues is what has resulted in the international embarrassment that met the Ghanaian delegation last Friday January 10, 2017 in Abuja, Nigeria during the 2017 Extra Ordinary Session of ECOWAS Parliament. The alleged confusion occurred, when it was ...

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Akufo-Addo appoints new Executive Director of COTVET

The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed Mr Fred Kyei Asamoah, a Pharmaceutical Expert, as the new Executive Director of the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET). His appointment takes effect from Monday, February 6, 2017. Mr Asamoah is an expert in Drug Design, Public Health, Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement, Policy Planning and Implementation, Monitoring and ...

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