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Ghana, Nigeria set up body to resolve $300,000 levy for Nigerian businesses

Ghana and Nigeria have agreed to resolve the issue of a levy placed on Nigerian businesses operating in Ghana. Nigerian businesses in Ghana are required to pay a $300, 000 levy by the Ghana Investment Promotion Council (GIPC) before they are licensed to operate. The levy came into effect November …

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Ghana inflation goes up to 20.74% in June

Ghana’s annual inflation rate rose marginally to 20.74 per cent in June up from 20.06 percent in May, the Ghana Statistical Service said on Thursday. The increase is 0.68 over the annual inflation rate of 20.06 per cent registered in May and reversed by last month’s slight drop. Mr Magnus …

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Central Region ready for President Obama’s visit

The Central Regional Minister, Mrs Ama Benyiwa- Doe, on Wednesday said all the necessary preparations had been made to receive United States President Barrack Obama. President Obama is expected to visit Cape Coast on Saturday together with his wife Michelle and their two daughters. Mrs Benyiwa-Doe therefore asked the residents …

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Ghanaian local authorities accused of misusing mineral royalties

Dr Steve Manteaw, Campaign Co-ordinator for Publish What You Pay-Ghana (PWYP-Ghana), has criticized the practice whereby some district assemblies use mineral royalties on recurrent expenditure instead of development projects. He said mineral royalties were intended to assist in the development of mining communities who suffer directly from mining operations. PWYP-Ghana …

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Mobile phone cards retailers demand higher commissions

Retailers and dealers of mobile phone recharge cards in the country are demanding higher commissions, a statement in Accra said on Wednesday. The statement issued by the Association of Independent Mobile Phone and Credit Dealers (ASIMODE) and signed by its National President, Nii Adjetey Sowah, said the low commission rate …

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HFC Bank takes e-banking to campuses

The University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi has become the latest beneficiary of a new e-banking product introduced by HFC Bank (GH) Ltd. aimed at making campus life easier for students. With the “HFC Transflow” in place at KNUST, the university becomes the second tertiary institution in Ghana …

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Ghanaians asked to make Obama’s visit a national affair

The Omanhene (paramount chief) of Gomoa Akyempim Traditional Area of the Central Region, Obrifo Ahunaku Ahor Ankobea II has appealed to Ghanaians not to politicize the visit of the US President, Barrack Obama to the country on Friday, July 10. “For God’s sake, let us put aside the National Democratic …

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People with disabilities demand jobs

The National Council of Persons with Disability (NCPD) and unemployed persons with disability on Wednesday called on the Government, corporate organisations, churches and individuals to consider employing persons with disabilities in their workforce. This is because they could also contribute significantly to corporate and national development. Mr Andrews Okaikoi, Chairman …

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Support Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee – Sallas-Mensah

Mr Samuel Sallas-Mensah, Immediate past Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament, on Wednesday called for the provision of adequate resources for the Committee to ensure efficiency and effectiveness. He said the Committee, which currently lacked resources, including support staff, may be stressed up as far as scrutinizing …

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Ghana Police ready for Obama’s visit

Deputy Commissioner of Police Rose Bio-Atinga, Greater Accra Regional Police Commander, on Wednesday told the GNA that the Police Service was fully prepared to maintain security during President Barack Obama’s visit. “We are on top of our game,” she said. Uniformed police officers have since Monday been placed at vantage …

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