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Aid must tie in with nation’s development priorities – Osafo-Maafo

Mr. Yaw Osafo-Maafo, the Senior Minister, has said the drive to move the country beyond aid does not mean Ghana would be refusing to accept development aid. The government would rather make sure that donor support tied in with development priorities of the nation. “We will politely decline aid that …

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Upper East records zero under-five malaria mortality

Dr Patrick Atobrah, the Medical Director at the Upper East Regional Hospital, Bolgatanga, has disclosed that the Hospital did not record any under-five malaria mortality in the first half of 2018, in spite of the scanty doctor population. He said the Hospital had experienced some improvement in its health indicators …

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Bank of Ghana urged to reduce minimum capital of indigenous banks

Dr Bediako Asare, the Regional Director of the Chartered Institute of Leadership and Governance (CILG-Ghana Chapter) has called on the Bank of Ghana to reduce the minimum capital for indigenous banks to GH¢250,000 instead of the GH¢400,000. He said the current GH¢400,000 capital adequacy ratio should be targeted at foreign …

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Ghana asked to change her economic and social protection policies

Professor Dzodzi Tsikata, the Director of the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, has called for a change in the country’s economic and social protection policies, which relied on the export of primary agricultural commodities. She, therefore, advocated for a radical rethinking that would add value to the agricultural …

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Plantain thief bonded for three months of good behaviour

A 42-year-old unemployed man, who stole three bunches of plantain at Kotokuraba Market, has been ordered by a Magistrate’s Court in Cape Coast to sign a bond to be of good behaviour for three months. Dawuda Iddrisu, who appeared sober and remorseful in court after pleading guilty to stealing, implored …

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GRA collects GH¢22.7b in eight months

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) had collected a total of GH¢22.7 billion in taxes as of the end of August, Mr Wisdom Messan, the Deputy Controller and Accountant General, has announced. The figure was GH¢1.8 billion short of the collection target of GH¢24.5 billion it had set for the period. …

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Pay your taxes to move Ghana beyond aid – RCC

Alhaji Abdulai Abubakari, the Coordinating Director of Upper West Regional Coordinating Council (RCC), has called on Ghanaians to accept to live up to their tax obligations to enable government realize its goal of moving Ghana Beyond Aid. He said the only way government could achieve it developmental agenda and bring …

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Ghana ranks 41st on Global Peace Index

As the world marks International Day of Peace on Friday, September, 21, Ghana has moved up six points to rank 41st on this year’s Global Peace Index (GPI), while it occupies the fifth position in sub-Saharan Africa. Mauritius, Botswana, Sierra Leone and Madagascar are the front runners of Ghana on …

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GRA hits below revenue target by GH¢1.8b

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) failed to meet its target of raising GH¢24.5 billion at the end of August 2018. Instead, it managed to mobilise a total of GH¢22.7 billion representing a revenue shortfall of about GH¢1.8 billion. Mr Eugene Asante Ofosuhene, the Controller and Accountant General, said this at …

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PFM calls on President to intervene in Auditor-General’s impasse

The Public Financial Management (PFM) Network Ghana has called on President Akufo-Addo to intervene in the impasse between Mr Daniel Domelevo, the Auditor-General and the Board Chairman of the Ghana Audit Service Dr Yaw Agyeman Duah. “The PFM is deeply concerned about recent developments at the Audit Service and its …

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