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Ghana IRS to collect $349,000 tax from Black Stars

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is claiming at least $349,000 from the earnings of the 23 players of the senior national team, the Black Stars, who participated in the just ended football World Cup in South Africa. The amount constitutes 10 per cent tax on the publicly known earnings of …

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Ghana hosts UNDP Regional Bureau Cluster meeting

Ghana is to host the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Bureau for Africa (RBA) cluster meeting in Accra from July 14-17 to review economic and development advances made by sub-Saharan Africa over the last decade. The meeting under the theme: “The African Moment: Seizing the Opportunity for Transformational Development,” …

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ECOWAS training session on VAT begins in Accra

A two-week training session for Tax Officers from Anglophone ECOWAS countries began in Accra on Monday. The first training session on Value Added Tax (VAT) being jointly undertaken by ECOWAS Commission and VAT Secretariat in Ghana is being attended by participants from Liberia, Gambia and Sierra Leone. It would focus …

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Dr Robert Lee passes on

The family of Dr Robert Edward Lee, announced his death at his home in Labone Estate on June 5, 2010. He was 90. A statement issued and copied to Ghana News Agency on Monday said an African American by birth, Dr Lee, a dentist, moved with his wife, Dr Sara …

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Court dismisses application to recall Zita

An Accra Fast Track High Court on Monday dismissed an application seeking for leave to recall Zita Sarba Okaikoi, Minister of Tourism, who testified in the case of Stephen Asamoah-Boateng, Former Minister of Information and National Orientation and others. Mr Augustine Obuor, a defence counsel, had prayed the court for …

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Cocoa farmers at Mpon appeal for rehabilitation of road

Cocoa Farmers at Mpom, near Sankore in Asunafo South District of the Brong-Ahafo Region has appealed to the District Assembly and Department of Feeder Roads to rehabilitate the five-kilometer road that linked them to Sankore. Speaking to newsmen at Kwapong, Mr Halifax Addae, Assemblyman and spokesperson for the farmers, said …

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Sima cries foul over Visa and Mastercards

Ibrahim Sima, Chief Executive Officer of Exopa Modelling Agency on trial for drug related offences, on Monday raised a red flag over his master and visa cards being used by some people. He said his wallet, which contained the two cards taken away from him by Mr Anthony Smith, a …

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Ghana has opportunities to boost global investment competitiveness – World Bank

Ghana is one of the more open economies to foreign equity ownership in the Sub-Saharan Africa Region, “Investing Across Borders 2010,” a new report by the World Bank says. The report said all of Ghana’s major sectors covered by the “Investing Across Sectors” indicators, with the exception of the primary …

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Sachs, Mills discuss Accra Millennium City Project

For the second time in a year, world renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs has held discussions with President John Evans Atta Mills on the proposed development of Accra into a ‘millennium city’, during which President Mills lauded efforts so far made on the project. President Mills called for more cooperation among …

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Ghana Entrepreneurs Award 2010 scheduled for November 20

The management of Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana would organize the Ghana Entrepreneurs Awards 2010 in Accra on Saturday, November 20. A statement issued in Accra on Monday and signed by Mr Sam Ato Gaisie, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana, said it was a collaborative effort …

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