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Following Ghana’s steep decline in press freedom ranking, journalists share harrowing experiences

Yesterday May 3, 2022 was celebrated as World Press Freedom Day. As the celebrations went on, the Reporters without Borders (RSF) World Press Freedom Index was published. The Index ranks countries on the state of press freedom. For the first time in 17 years, Ghana which once ranked as the …

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Ghana ranks poorly on RSF press freedom Index 2022

Ghana has continued to have a poor showing on press freedom rankings around the world for some time now. On the Index released today May 3, 2022 on World Press Freedom Day, by the Reporters without Borders (RSF), Ghana ranks 60 among the 180 countries listed and the situation of …

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Ghanaians paying VAT on other taxes, but are unaware

During the 2016 election campaign, the current Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia heralded a call – a move away from taxation to production, because, as he argued then, Ghanaians were being overtaxed. He said, if voted into office, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government would move the country away from taxation …

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Higher crude oil prices raised Ghana petroleum revenue from $666m to $783m in 2021

Higher crude oil prices on the international market boosted Ghana’s petroleum revenue from $666,390.751 in 2020 to $783,352,849.87 in 2021, the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC) has said. The PIAC said that at a public forum on the management and use of oil revenue at Sefwi-Wiawso in the Western …

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World Bank provides $200m to finance digital transformation in Ghana

Ghana has been on a digitalization process to improve the workings of both the public and private sectors and to grow the economy, and the World has approved $200 million financing to accelerate the process. In a press release copied to Ghana Business News, the Bank says the financing is …

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Ghana energy sector lost over $9b in two years — ACEP

The African Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) says there is no need for the Government to establish new State-owned Enterprises (SOEs) in the energy and mining sectors in the wake of continuous losses incurred by existing energy sector SOEs. ACEP said its perusal of the 2020 State Ownership Report indicated …

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Labour Minister charges Tripartite Committee to submit single spine review report in three months

Mr Ignatius Baffour Awuah, Minister for Employment and Labour Relations, has charged the National Tripartite Committee to review the Single Spine Pay Policy (SSPP) and submit a report on it in three months. The Minister said this when he inaugurated a nine-Member Technical Committee to review the policy and make …

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Fix the Country, two others write to GRA about possible contempt of court over E-Levy

Despite overwhelming disapproval of Ghanaians to the introduction and implementation of the Electronic Transfer Levy known as E-Levy, the Ghana government with a majority in Parliament has gone ahead to pass a law and has set May 1, 2022 to start collecting the unpopular tax. Even though a legal action …

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Kinross announces sale of Chirano mine in Ghana for $225m

Kinross Gold Corporation has announced that it had entered into a sale agreement with Asante Gold Corporation to sell its 90 per cent interest in the Chirano mine in Ghana. The 90 per cent interest sale is said to be going for a total consideration of $225 million in cash …

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Blend conventional and traditional medicine to help mental patients – Researcher  

Mr. Kenneth Ae-Ngibise, a research fellow at the Kintampo Health Research Centre (KHRC) said that it makes sense to blend conventional and traditional medicines to provide comprehensive care for mental patients. According to him, some people avoid health facilities and seek treatment directly from traditional and faith healers and it …

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