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Volta Region registers more than 500,000 voters in 18 days

A total of 506,698 applicants in the Volta region were issued with the new voter card after 18 days of a registration exercise by the Election Commission (EC). Mr Dogbey Adukpo Selormey, the Regional Director of the EC, disclosed this to the Ghana News Agency on Saturday. He said the …

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About 7.2 million eligible applicants register to vote

As of Day 16, the Electoral Commission (EC) has registered a total of 7.2 million eligible applicants with the Greater Accra region leading followed by Ashanti, Eastern and Central, Dr Bossman Eric Asare, Deputy Chair in charge of Corporate Service at the EC, has announced. Addressing journalists at the fourth …

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Ghana Parliament approves more than $2m tax waiver on inputs under 1D1F programme

  Parliament has approved a total of $2.068 million tax waiver on machinery, equipment and raw materials to be procured by three companies under the One District One Factory (1D1F) Programme of the Government. The companies are Accum Energy Ghana Limited, Vester Oil Mills Limited and Ada Premium Diaper Care …

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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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