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Police still top corruption list – Study

The Ghana Police Service has yet again been cited as the most corrupt institution in Ghana. Parliamentarians and the Judiciary were also perceived as corrupt, according to the latest Afrobarometer survey on corruption perception launched in Accra Tuesday [December 3, 2019]. While 57 per cent of people interviewed perceived the …

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Expect more armed robbery in 2020 – Unemployed graduate teachers

Scores of unemployed graduate teachers on Monday, December 2, 2019, picketed the Ministry of Education to voice their grievances to government. The visibly furious protesters warned there could be series of robbery cases in 2020 if government fails to post them before the end of this year. The enraged graduates …

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NDC rebukes Akufo-Addo over ‘misguided’ withdrawal of MMDCEs election bill

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has questioned the Nana Akufo-Addo-led government’s commitment of fulfilling its promise to Ghanaians to elect their Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs). It follows government’s withdrawal from Parliament two bills intended to amend Articles 243(1) and 55(3) of the Constitution that bother on the election …

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Parliament must stop granting tax exemptions – Prof Bokpin

Associate Professor at the University of Ghana Business School, Prof Godfred Bokpin has asked Parliament to consider the serious challenges associated with granting tax exemptions and act quickly to stop it. According to him, revenue lost through the granting of such exemptions can do much more for the state if …

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Don’t regulate churches- Bishop Nterful urges government

The Senior Bishop of the Lighthouse Church, Bishop Emmanuel Louis Nterful, has kicked against suggestions that the government should regulate churches in the country. He said regulating churches would amount to “the government telling us the pastors how to preach and what to preach,” In recent times, there have been …

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‘Don’t use transfers and posting as punishment’

The outgoing Tamale Sector Commander of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Mr Paul Kwesi Ahiakpor, has admonished heads of public services institutions against using transfers and postings to the northern part of the country as a tool for punishing subordinates who express dissenting opinions at the …

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Ghanaians express mixed feelings about new denominations

A section of Ghanaians have received the news on the Bank of Ghana’s circulation of new higher denomination banknotes, on Friday, with mixed reactions. Dr Ernest Addison, the Governor of BoG announced the introduction of new Gh¢100.00 and Gh¢200.00 notes and Gh¢2.00 coin to complement the existing series. The move, …

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Opinion: History of Trans Volta Togoland

During the scramble for Africa by European imperialists, Germany had Cameroon and Togoland as colonies. England had Gambia, Sierra Leone, Ghana and Nigeria whiles Benin, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso were allocated to France. Germany attacked its colony (Yugoslavia) and this act provoked France and England who …

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