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E-Levy will worsen plight of workers – TUC regional secretary

The Secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) for Greater Accra Region has said the e-levy would worsen the plight of low income earners. The secretary, Freda Stephanie Frimpong, pointed out that many members of the Union are within the informal and survive on a small income thus, the levy, when implemented, would adversely affect them. “Many of our members …

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My grooming has made Bawumia a political colossus – Nyaho Tamakloe

Dr. Nyaho Tamakloe says his grooming has made Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia the political colossus he currently is. According to him, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo specifically gave Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to him to train. He said he took the now Vice President through several stages of grooming in both national and local politics and that has made the Vice President a …

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Krowor Assembly starts Phase I demolition for road expansion

The Chief Executive of the Krowor Municipal Assembly in the Greater Accra Region, Mr Joshua Nii Bortey, has led a team of engineers, city guards, and the Assembly task force to demolish illegal structures on the pavements to pave the way for the expansion of the Accra-Tema beach road project. The team, on 26 April 2022, demolished illegal structures from …

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Bawumia cuts sod for 1.8m euro rubber plantation project

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has cut the sod for the start of a 1.8-million-euro rubber plantation project at Assin Nsuta in the Central Region on Friday, 29th April 2022. The 826-acre rubber plantation project by the Anglican Diocese of Accra (ADOA) is the biggest initiative in the rubber industry in the country. Speaking at the sod-cutting ceremony, Dr. Bawumia …

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Ghana to resolve boundary demarcation challenges with neighbours – Foreign Minister

Ghana is working to resolve all boundary demarcation challenges with Togo and Burkina Faso by the end of the year, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, has assured. That, she said, was to help foster and enhance existing good relations with the two countries and maintain the principle of good neighbourliness espoused in the country’s …

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How can we claim to abhor coup d’état but name our airport ‘Kotoka’? – Pratt quizzes

Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr. has subtly called for a change of name of the country’s only international airport; Kotoka. Speaking on Peace FM’s ”Kokrokoo” Friday morning, the Editor-in-Chief of the Insight newspaper argued that Ghanaians tend to celebrate coup heroes but fear coup d’état. To him, keeping the name “Kotoka” inspires coup d’état to happen in …

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‘We don’t pay enough taxes in Ghana like Europe, they’re too little to see impact; so E-Levy is nothing’ – Presby Moderator

The Moderator of the General Assembly of Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rt. Rev. Prof. Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante thinks that the numerous demands Ghanaians make don’t match the little they pay as taxes to government. Speaking on the sidelines of the maiden Moderators Academic Excellence Award and Founders’ Day Celebration at the Presbyterian Women’s College of Education in Aburi, Rt. …

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Neutrality Allowance: You’re setting very bad precedent – Dr. Otchere-Ankrah fires government

Governance Lecturer at the Central University, Dr. Benjamin Otchere-Ankrah has jabbed CLOGSAG for demanding payment of neutrality allowance. The Civil and Local Government Staff Association of Ghana (CLOGSAG) is calling to be paid neutrality allowance as a compensation for them not being allowed to engage in partisan politics or pursue a political career. Although there’s been justification for this demand …

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Don’t parade your innovations on social media – Intellectual Property consultant cautions

Intellectual Property expert, Dr. Courage Besah-Adanu has cautioned inventors in Ghana against hastily parading their innovations on social media as they risk losing all industrial property benefits associated with their invention if that invention hasn’t been copyrighted. Speaking to Francis Abban on the Morning Starr, Dr. Besah-Adanu said that “often you hear that this university student has done this, and …

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Sidicoin not approved – BOG cautions public

The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has cautioned the general public against patronising cryptocurrency investment scheme ‘Sidicoin’ as it has not been approved by the central bank. “The public is hereby cautioned that neither this investment scheme nor the Promoters of the company have obtained the approval of Bank of Ghana, to operate in the banking and payment services sector,” the …

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