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Ho Airport will impact the local economy – Togbe Afede

Togbe Afede XIV, the Agbogbomefia of Asogli State, has noted that the use of the Ho airport would present a tremendous opportunity for the local economy. He called on the people of the region to patronise the facility when operationalised. Togbe Afede was speaking during a courtesy call on the chiefs of the Asogli state by the Executives of the …

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TUC calls for proper implementation of three-tier pension scheme

Dr Yaw Baah, Secretary General, Trades Union Congress (TUC) Ghana, has reiterated the union’s calls on government to rectify the “unfairness and discrimination” in the implementation of the three-tier pension scheme and adjust upwards, the low lump-sum benefits of pensioners. The TUC said pensioners were being shortchanged in terms of the lump-sum benefits they received, adding that the situation, including …

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GRA workers, Organised Labour kick against new recruitments, promotions

Organised Labour has expressed reservations about some recent recruitments and promotions done by the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA). A statement co-signed by GRA Workers Union and GRA PSWU questioned the criteria used in promoting Chief Revenue Officers (CROs) and Assistant Commissioners (ACs) “Sadly enough, most of these newly-recruited officers were juniors/colleagues to officers currently on SRO grades. “Lack of vacancy …

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One dead, 3 seriously injured as Police Patrol Vehicle collides with bus in Walewale

A Police Patrol Vehicle carrying four police officers earlier today collided with a KIA Grand Bird Bus at Lougri in Walewale Municipality of the North East Region The incident, which happened at about 4:30 am on Saturday claimed the life of the police officer driving the patrol vehicle, Lance Corporal Ernest Oteng instantly while leaving the rest of the three …

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Coronavirus pushes 12-year-old Walewale girl into Kayaye

A 12-year-old head Potter, Ms Sumaiya Ibrahim, has appealed to individuals and organisations for assistance when schools re-open in January 2021, after the COVID-19 pandemic forced her into Kayaye. The teenager, who is being raised by a single mother comes from Walewale in the North East region, but was obliged to migrate to Accra to engage in Kayaye following the coronavirus outbreak …

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Agyapa demo blocked but others were allowed to protest over social media comment – A Plus

Political activist and critic of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwame Asare Obeng, popularly called A Plus, has reacted to a Court order restraining the Alliance for Social Equity and Accountability (ASEPA) from going ahead with a demonstration exercise to protest the controversial Agyapa Royalties agreement. The civil society group, had planned to hit the streets of Accra on Monday, September 21, …

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Ghana to be exporter of solar – GCPP’s Henry Lartey

The Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP) has acclaimed Dr. Henry Herbert Lartey as it’s the presidential candidate for the 2020 presidential election. The ceremony which also saw the swearing-in, national executives, and the launch of the manifesto of the party, was organized in Accra today, Saturday, September 19, 2020. The candidate in his speech said the manifesto of the GCPP …

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Presby pastor, two others in critical condition after highway crash at Odumase

Three persons have sustained life-threatening wounds after a crash at Odumase on the Accra-Kumasi Highway. The incident occurred at about 10:40 a.m. Saturday, witnesses told Dailymailgh.com. The three included a pastor with the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, a woman in her 40s, and another man in his 20s, medics at the Konongo Government Hospital told dailymailgh.com. At least four vehicles …

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African Development Bank, IFAD support government to establish business resource centres

The African Development Bank and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) are funding the establishment of 67 business resource centres (BRCs) across the country through the Rural Enterprises Programme. The project, under the Ministry of Trade and Industry, has so far seen the completion of 37 BRCs, financed by the African Development Bank, at an estimated cost of $14.6 million …

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Government urged to prioritise domestic revenue mobilisation

The Tax Justice Coalition has asked government to prioritise domestic revenue mobilisation and to cut down on the many tax incentives to individuals and companies to raise enough money for development. The group said the many tax incentives and abuses by corporate organisations had led to a significant shortfall in tax revenue, necessitating government to borrow to finance its development …

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