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Ghana’s mining taxes: Are they new and adequate?

Ghana’s 2012 National Budget Statement and Economic Policy proposed, among others, to bring the following changes to mining operations in the country: increase corporate tax rate from 25% to 35%; install a windfall tax of 10%; and implement a uniform regime for capital allowance of 20% for five years. It …

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On the 2012 Budget: Ghana’s manufacturing sector is failing

Ghana’s real GDP growth rate (oil & non-oil) recorded for 2011 which was 13.6per cent puts Ghana ahead of its neighbours in the regional economic bloc, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and also fastest growing economy the on the Continent of Africa. It is therefore one the most …

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Rejoinder to Herald newspaper: “Ex-GJA boss runs from ¢15 billion case”

I was astounded, and saddened, to say the least, when my attention was drawn to your front page lead story, in the issue of Monday, December 5, 2011, with the headline “Ex -GJA Boss Runs From ¢15 Billion Case”. It was glaring evidence of yet another low for Ghanaian journalism …

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Ghana’s First Lady and pregnant African women

For the past years, the Ghana’s enlightenment movement have shown that rational choices are essential to how Africans distinguish and argue about their culture in relation to their progress. The enlightenment campaigners have identified cultural challenges – from the impact of witchcraft to developing policies from within the African culture …

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The legacy opportunity J. A. Kuffour missed

Every president worries about how he will be graded by historians after his term of office has ended. Particularly, if anything mattered to the president of the 4th Republic, John Agyekum Kuffour, then it was how he wanted to be remembered not just after his term of office but also …

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Towards COP17: Support safeguard information systems for REDDplus

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will meet in Durban, South Africa from November 28, 2011 to December 9, 2011 to hold yet another round of negotiations on addressing the climate change crisis. This will be the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17), a critical meeting …

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The future of aid: new ways, new means

Introduction Clearly the adoption of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) provided a unified and rallying reason for development actors to focus their efforts. Before then, there were too many activities termed as “development” but with no specific ‘universal’ objectives. The MDGs became the gold standard for both poor …

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On UK’s aid threats to Ghana: do beggars have a choice?

Aid contributes to the fight against poverty and hunger in developing countries. It is also increasingly argued that aid is hurting developing countries especially those in Africa. In recent decades, Africa has witnessed more aid than any other continent. According to the 2011 ONE Data Report, total development assistance for …

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