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Gov’t increases tax to secure digital infrastructure

Government in the last half of 2019 will be working on safeguarding Ghana’s digital infrastructure. This has been the justification for the increment in the Communication Services tax by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta. A Deputy Minister of Communication Vincent Sowah Odotei explained to Joybusiness the rationale for the increase in …

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Govt withdraws Vehicle Luxury Tax

Government has withdrawn the luxury vehicle tax which was introduced last year. The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori Atta, made this known Monday when he presented the mid-year budget review in Parliament. He said, “We have noted suggestions from the general public on the implementation of this tax. As a …

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U.S. intelligence chief leaves Trump administration

The US director of national intelligence, Dan Coats, has become the latest high-profile figure to leave the Trump administration. President Donald Trump tweeted Mr Coats would step down in mid-August and that he would nominate the Texan congressman John Ratcliffe to replace him. He said Mr Ratcliffe would lead and …

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Togolese protest in Lagos against Faure Gnassingbe’s 4th term bid

Thousands of Togolese from several West African countries stormed Lagos last Thursday to protest against Faure Gnassingbe’s attempts to run for a fourth term in office as president. The protesters who started converging on the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos Island as early as 7:00 am, sang and danced to revolutionary …

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US Speaker Pelosi and delegation in Ghana

The Speaker of the House of Representatives in the United States, Ms Nancy Pelosi and a Congressional delegation arrived in Accra Sunday afternoon to hold high-level discussions with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Speaker of Parliament, Prof Mike Oquaye and other senior government officials. They were met at the Kotoka International …

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Volta: Two disqualified from contesting in NDC parliamentary primaries

Two persons have been disqualified from contesting in the National Democratic Congress’ upcoming parliamentary primaries in the Volta Region. The two are Paul Mensah Voegborlo, who wanted to contest in the Keta Constituency and William Mawuli Ahado who wanted to contest in the North Tongu constituency. They failed to meet …

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Akufo-Addo launches community mining programme

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Wednesday, July 2, 2019, launched the Community Mining Programme at Wassa Akropong, in the Western Region. The Community Mining Programme is aimed at formalizing mining in selected communities across the country. With at least one community mine expected to be set up in each …

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British MP with Ghana roots made UK Business Minister

Kwasi Alfred Addo Kwarteng, a British Conservative Party politician with Ghanaian roots, was promoted Thursday by the new UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Mr Kwarteng has served as MP since 2010 for Spelthorne, Surrey, south-east England. On November 16, 2018, he was appointed Undersecretary of State in the Department for …

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