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Tourism holds key to economic transformation – Minister

Mrs Catherine Abelema Afeku, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, has called for increased support and investments to grow the sector. She indicated that the Ministry was working to develop appropriate policies and administrative structures that can propel the growth of the industry as a major pillar for socio-economic …

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Alcohol kills over 3 million people annually – WHO

Three million and over people died as a result of harmful use of alcohol in 2016, according to a report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday. This represents one in 20 deaths and more than three quarters of these deaths were among men. The harmful use of …

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Culture, Arts and Traditions peak at Pre-NAFAC durbar

A master-piece of unique Ghanaian Culture, Arts and Tradition marked this year’s Central Regional edition of the National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFAC) held last Saturday at Kasoa in the Awutu Senya East Municipality of the Central Region. The programme in the form of a durbar, served as a …

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Poverty will remain in double digits in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030 – World Bank Group

Despite the fact that the global poverty rate is on the decline and fewer people are living in extreme poverty around the world, the decline in poverty rates is slow, stemming mainly from an increasing concentration of extreme poverty in regions, particularly sub-Saharan Africa, where poverty reduction has lagged – …

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Bagbin is a gift from God – Tema East NDC Executives

Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament and 2020 flagbearer aspirant of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Mr Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin has been described as a gift from God to Ghana. Executives of the NDC in the Tema East Constituency wing of the party who gave that description, are therefore …

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Don’t see adolescents as spoilt children – Adolescent Health Officer

Nurses, parents, teachers and other stakeholders have been advised to change the “spoilt” tag they have put on erring adolescents since it does not reflect their true nature. Mrs Gifty Francisca Ben-Aryee, National Programme Officer, Adolescent Health, Ghana Health Service, said most people only had knowledge about the physical changes …

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Standard rate tax payers to file two separate returns – GRA

Standard rate tax payers are now required to file two separate tax returns to the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) under the amended Value Added Tax, National Health Insurance Levy (NHIL) and Ghana Educational Trust Fund (GETFund) acts. The standard rate tax payers which include manufacturers and service providers, used to …

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Reduction in electricity tariff has brought some relief – Energy Minister

The reduction in electricity tariffs has brought significant relief to electricity customers, particularly industry and commercial customers,  Mr John-Peter Amewu, the Minister of Energy, stated on Thursday. He said this was expected also to spur economic growth , create and save jobs, which would have otherwise been lost. He explained …

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GRA to intensify usage of excise tax stamp

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has announced the Authority’s intention to intensify usage of its newly introduced excise tax stamp to regulate the production, promotion and sales of goods in the country. Mr Kwabena Apau, Head of the Excise Unit of the GRA said by legislative instrument, the Government will …

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Cocoa Board signs $1.3b loan for cocoa purchase

Ghana Cocoa Board on Thursday signed a 1.3 billion dollar loan agreement with international banks to fund the purchases for the 2018/19 season, due to open in early October. The loan agreement was signed in Amsterdam with 21 banks including Amro Bank, Bank of China, Standard Chartered Bank, Industrial and …

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