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Rawlings congratulates Professor Opoku-Agyemang

Former President Jerry John Rawlings, the Founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has congratulated Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, a former Minister of Education, on her selection as Vice-Presidential candidate of the NDC for the December 7 general election. A statement issued by Mr Kobina Andoh Amoakwa, the Communications Director …

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Ghana Parliament moves motion for Private Members’ Bill

The Majority Leader, Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu on Thursday moved a motion in Parliament for the adoption of a proposal to enact a Private Member’s Bill (PMB). The adoption of the motion would mark a watershed in the annals of Ghana’s Parliament where a Member of Parliament (MP) who is not …

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Ghana Parliament approves €56.15m for Obuasi, Anyinam hospitals

Parliament has approved a loan agreement of €56.15 million between the Government of Ghana and the Deutsche Bank AG and TMF Global Services (UK) Limited to finance the construction of trauma hospitals in Obuasi and Anyinam. The facility would also cater for an Accident and Emergency Centre at Enyiresi Hospital and …

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Political Parties urged to respect Vigilantism and Related Offences Act

Dr Hafiz Bin Salih, the Upper West Regional Minister has appealed to political parties to respect the Vigilantism and Related Offences Act 2019 (Act 999) whilst planning their campaign activities towards election 2020. He said the enactment of Act 999 was born out of the realization that vigilantism could no …

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Parliament discuses Revenue Administration (Amendment) Bill

Parliament is considering the report of the Finance Committee on the Revenue Administration (Amendment) Bill, 2020. The Bill seeks to amend the Revenue Administration Act, 2016 (Act 915) to establish an Independent Tax Appeals Board (ITAB) to hear and determine appeals against tax decisions made by the Commissioner-General, allowing for …

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Ghana Parliament approves $3.2m tax waiver on mathematical instruments

Parliament on Monday approved a $3.214 million waiver of import duty and other levies on Kapek scientific mathematical instruments for use in West African Examinations Council (WAEC) examinations in the country. The other portions of the waiver were import National Health Insurance Levy (NHIL), Imports GETFund, Import Value Added Tax …

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NDC calls on government to close down schools over COVID-19 infections

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Monday called on the Government to close down schools reopened recently to help contain the spread of the COVID-19. It said 10 more Senior High Schools had recorded cases of COVID-19, stressing that Nigeria, a major participant in the WASSCE, had rescinded its decision …

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EC registers 4.4 million people

The Electoral Commission has registered 4.4 million applicants at the close of the second phase of the on-going registration exercise. The Commission said the total applicants registered constituted almost 30 per cent of the projected figure of 15 million and that the EC, in the next few weeks, was anticipating …

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Our campaign discourse should be substantive and deliberative – Akufo-Addo 

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has emphasized that the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) campaign communication for election 2020 should be devoid of ethnocentrism, religion, mudslinging and gender biases. Rather, the party’s campaigns should be based on a more substantive and deliberative discourse, where the competencies, records, output and achievements of …

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Mere military presence intimidating – Mahama

Mr John Dramani Mahama, former President and Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has said the timing for the military deployment in parts of the country was wrong as it could deter people from coming out to register. He said it could not be mere coincidence that the state …

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