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Volta Internal Revenue Service exceeds 2009 revenue target

The Volta Region branch of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) exceeded its 2009 revenue target of 8,900,298.73 Ghana Cedis by 208,437.75 Ghana Cedis. Actual tax collected was 9,108,536.48 Ghana cedis representing 21.04 per cent over the 2008 figure of 7,518,230.42 Ghana Cedis, Mr. Kwasi Oppong-Damoah, the Volta Regional Director of …

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Ghana’s power companies to be punished for poor performance

Ghana’s power companies to be punished for poor performanceEffective October 16 this year, the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission will begin to apply penalties to companies in the power sector for breach of standards of performance. The penalties to be imposed for the breaches of the law are stated in “Penalty …

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Consultative forum on petroleum revenue management in Upper East

Participants at a consultation forum on Petroleum Revenue Management held in Bolgatanga, on Tuesday underscored the need for the Government to use the money that would accrued from petroleum revenue on education. They noted that educational infrastructures in most schools especially in the three northern regions, were not the best …

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44th anniversary of overthrow of Kwame Nkrumah commemorated

The Kwame Nkrumah Foundation, a society which believes in the tenets of Dr Kwame Nkrumah, on Wednesday commemorated the 44th anniversary of his overthrow with a call on government to rename the Kotoka International Airport, since its current name glorified coup d’états. The Foundation also appealed to government not to …

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We have never received money from Ministry of Information – Editors Forum, Ghana

The Editors Forum, Ghana (EFG) has stated categorically that the group has never applied for or received money from the Ministry of Information or any government body and called for the names of the people who signed for the money under reference to be published for the sake of transparency …

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Ghana cited in education financial mismanagement report on Africa

A study of education in seven African countries has found that in Ghana and six other countries, financial mismanagement and poor accountability is affecting the education of children. According to a UPI report citing the study by Transparency International which examined school management in Ghana, Madagascar, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, Sierra …

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Ghanaians with valid passports advised against rushing for biometric passports

Passport holders have been advised against rushing for the new Ghanaian Biometric passport until the validity of their current passports have expired. The advice was given at a public forum at Asamankese by Mr Akwasi Amankwah, Eastern Regional Information Officer, who said the current passports remained valid until January 01, …

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New road tolls generate GH¢680,000 in two weeks

Mr Joe Gidisu, the Minister of Roads, said road tolls has generated 680,000 Ghana cedis within two weeks of new tools coming into effect. He said daily tolls soared to 96,200 Ghana cedis from 8,100 Ghana cedis countrywide with the toll booth over the Adomi Bridge raking in 2,580 Ghana …

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Volta Star Textiles to become stronger – Minister

The Volta Star Textiles Limited of Juapong would bounce back stronger by the close of the year, Mr Joseph Amenowode, Volta Regional Minister, has said. He said this at an outreach programme organized by the North Tongu Constituency branch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) at Juapong on Sunday. He …

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B. J. da Rocha is dead

The death is reported of Mr Bernard Joao da Rocha, First National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), after a short illness. He died on Tuesday morning at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital according to family sources. Mr da Rocha was for a long time a Lecturer of the Ghana …

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