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Stop paying NHIL into Consolidated Fund – GMA urges gov’t

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) wants government to immediately halt the payment of the National Health Insurance Levy (NHIL) into the Consolidated Fund. President of the Association, Dr Frank Ankobea at a conference said the practice is having serious effects on the operation of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). “Government should …

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GRA interdicts officers over $3.5 financial loss

The Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has interdicted some of its officers for conspiring with three companies to deprive the country of revenue amounting to $3.5 million. According to a statement released by the Authority and signed by the Commissioner General, Kofi Nti, the three companies, Hendrick …

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Gov’t has overspent by GHc94bn – Avedzi alarmed

The Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee in Parliament, James Klutse Avedzi, has stated that the government exceeded its projected expenditure for the first half of 2018 by almost 100 billion cedis. According to him, a document signed by the Controller and Accountant General’s and dated October 4, 2018, showed …

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We’re shocked over CETAG strike – Employment Ministry

The Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations, has expressed shock at the decision by the College of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG), to embark on an indefinite strike over the payment of their market premium, book and research allowance. CETAG on Monday decided to embark on a strike after …

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Youth employment critical for Africa’s economic growth

Despite Africa’s impressive growth in past 25 years and its entry into the digital economy, the job market continues to be in a depressed state as youth unemployment continues to rise. Africa has the largest population of young people in the world, some 200 million aged between 15 and 24, …

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Telecom tariffs to go up November 1

Telecommunication companies in Ghana are set to review their tariffs come November 1 2018, the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications has said. According to the Chamber, the tariff modifications has become necessary following the implementation of the new tax laws – VAT (ACT 970), NHIL (ACT 971) and GETFL (ACT 972). …

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3 more domestic airlines to start operations

Aviation Minister Joseph Adda has directed the aviation industry regulator, the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), to ensure that it works assiduously to ensure that the three new airlines undergoing certification become operational by December. BabyJet, Ashanti Air and Unity Air are currently undergoing their certification process with the GCAA. …

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