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Customs division targets GH¢15.5 billion for 2020

The Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), says the revenue target for the year 2020 is GHc15.5 billion, the Commissioner, Col. Kwadwo Damoah (Rtd) has announced. He has therefore admonished officers to rededicate their efforts for increased revenue mobilisation and collection. He has also charged them to show commitment to duty, prevention of revenue leakages and eschew negative …

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Coronavirus: ‘Quarantine yourself’ – Casely-Hayford to Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo must quarantine himself upon arrival back home from his two-week trip abroad, financial analyst Sydney Casely-Hayford has suggested. “I do want the president to be quarantined”, Mr Casely-Hayford told Accra-based Citi FM on Saturday, adding: “I think Nana can impose a self-quarantine; yes, he can stay at home, he can be protected and guarded with his staff …

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Local Government expert Kyei Baffour has died

Local government expert George Kyei Baffour has died, Starr News has learnt. Mr. Kyei Baffour who was also chairman of the New Patriotic Party at Asante Akyem Central in the Ashanti region died at the Komfo Anokye teaching hospital Saturday. He was admitted at the Konogo government hospital for days before being transferred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching hospital in …

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‘I wanna bring my family to Ghana’ – Hollywood star Jamie Foxx

Ghana is attracting a lot of international stars even after the ‘Year of Return, Ghana 2019’ celebration. Jamie Foxx, an American Academy Award-winning star, has tapped into the celebration as he plans to touch his foot in Ghana for the first time. The 52-year-old has been spotted hanging out with a lot of Ghanaians over the weekend at the just …

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Top South African referee to officiate Sudan, Ghana clash

Seasoned South African referee Victor Gomes to will head the delegation of match officials for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Sudan and Ghana. This match will be played at the El Hilal Stadium in Omdurman on March 30, 2020. Gomes will be assisted by seasoned Zakhele Siwela as 1st Assistant Referee and A.II Athenkosi Ndongeni fromSouth Africa …

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Switzerland injects $75 million in development projects

The Swiss Government has spent 75 million dollars, since 2017, to finance development projects in public and private institutions. Mr Matthias Feldmann, the Head of Cooperation State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) who announced this at a media briefing, in Accra, said the projects, supported under the Economic Development Cooperation Strategy, aimed at strengthening public institutions; facilitating access to training …

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Tema beach gets premix fuel taskforce

As part of measures to ensure equitable distribution of premix fuel at the Tema canoe beach, a 13-member taskforce has been inaugurated by the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA). The taskforce as part of its terms of reference is to ensure that premix fuel is not hoarded by operators of the 10 landing sites at the Tema canoe beach as well …

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Lulu-Briggs’ family finally gets his body for burial in Nigeria

There was drama on Tuesday at the Accra High Court presided over by Justice Daniel Mensah, when lawyer for the widow of the late Nigerian billionaire, High Chief O.B. Lulu-Briggs, pleaded desperately to be allowed more litigation time over orders to repatriate the body to Nigeria for burial and funeral rites. Justice Mensah, had just dismissed an injunction application by …

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‘Publish dumsor timetable now or face our wrath’ – Jinapor to govt

Former Deputy Power Minister under the erstwhile Mahama administration, John Jinapor has demanded the government to publish a load shedding time table to enable Ghanaians to plan their daily schedules in the wake of incessant power outages in some parts of the country. “The Minster for Energy, Mr. Peter Amewu must with immediate effect lift his unlawful gagging orders which …

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Speaker’s threat to parliamentary press wrong – Essilfie-Conduah

Journalism Professor Nana Essilfie-Conduah says the Speaker of Parliament erred with his threat to withdraw the accreditation for journalists in Parliament for failing to cover a debate in the House. Journalists in the House on Tuesday stepped out of the chamber following the decision by the Minority to abstain from the debate on the address in line with their earlier …

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