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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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1D1F: 18 accredited; 50 more soon; 10 banks give GHS4.5bn

Some 18 factories have been accredited under the Akufo-Addo government’s One District-One Factory policy with 50 more to receive accreditation by the end of 2018, Information Minister-designate Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah, has said Some 18 factories have been accredited under the Akufo-Addo government’s One District-One Factory policy with 50 more to receive …

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One district, one factory on course – Nana Addo

Government’s plan to liaise with the private sector to build factories in every district is on course. That’s is according to the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. The NPP government has come under fire for its failure to deliver on some of its promises including the one district one factory …

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