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The Dr. Bawumia Digital economy and the ambiguities for Taxation

Dr Bawumia

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) recently launched a tax campaign to encourage Ghanaians to fulfill their tax obligations. Hopefully, the eight (8 ) million Ghanaians or so, quoted by the Commissioner General as missing from Ghana’s tax register will be enrolled. We commend GRA for its tax campaign and call on all Ghanaians to support the GRA to succeed. However, ...

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Help women to access productive land … Traditional authorities told

Mrs Victoria Aniaku, Deputy Director at the Women in Agriculture Development (WIAD) Directorate of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) has called on traditional authorities and community leaders to collaborate and promote increased access to productive land and tenure security for small-holder farmers, especially women to improve the agriculture sector and enhance livelihoods. Mrs Aniaku said, challenges still exist ...

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The illicit drugs menace facing our society

Public Agenda today highlights the increasing use of illicit drugs among the youth and some adults. Some psychologists have defined drug menace as “the illicit, non- medical use of limited number of substance.” These drugs have the power to alter the mental state of its user. That is why they are considered harmful and therefore ‘undesirable’. They include alcohol, opium, ...

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Illicit drugs threaten Ghana’s Economy …As over 45,000 youth get involved

Ambrose Dery, Interior Minister

It is estimated that over forty-five thousand (45000) Ghanaians of school going age are involved in the abuse of one illicit drug or the other. This worrying information was disclosed in the latest United Nations world report on drug use. These drug users can be found in the 275 administrative districts in all the 10 regions of the country, and ...

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Protecting children from abuse, neglect and maltreatment

Generally, children are protected by law against all forms of abuse and neglect. Section 71, 91 and 92 of the Criminal Offenses Act, 1960 (Act 29) as amended in 1998 now referred to as the Criminal Offenses Act, 1960 (Act 29) criminalize the abandonment or exposure of a child to danger, abduction of a child and a range of sexual offenses that could render a child vulnerable to ...

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ICRF offers relief for families raising children with cerebral palsy

Impact Care Rehab Foundation (ICRF), an organization that provides a home for children with cerebral palsy at no cost has been opened at Kanda, a suburb of Accra. Mrs Mildred Osei Asiamah, Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation said she was touched by the plight of parents of children with cerebral palsy go through in trying to find a school ...

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First Lady calls for unified decision to end Female Genital Mutilation

Mrs Rebbecca Akufo-Addo, First lady

First Lady Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo has called on all stakeholders to as a matter of urgency “take a unified decision, to end the practice of Female Genital Mutilation. The First lady made the call when she opened a two -day International meeting on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Accra last Wednesday. Mrs. Akufo-Addo, addressing the meeting, bemoaned the “terribly harmful” ...

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Respect the rights of minority groups- POS Director admonishes

Jonathan Osei Owusu, Executive Director of POS foundation

Despite the establishment of a reporting system to collate human rights abuses against minorities including Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual and Transgender(LGBT) persons, LGBT people in Ghana still face violence, human rights abuse, discrimination and heightened hate or homophobic speech from government officials and religious leaders which incites violence and homophobia against the LGBT community in Ghana. According to Mr Jonathan Osei ...

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Could Reforming the State Owned Enterprise Sector be a Big Deal for Ghana?

Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, Minister for Business Development

At the beginning of September, Ghana’s Ministry of Finance brought the heads of State-owned Enterprises (SOEs) to deliberate how to reform SOEs, some of them loss-making, in order to have them play a more strategic role in Ghana’s development. As reported in the local press, the Vice President of Ghana, Mahamudu Bawumia (who gave the keynote address to the Policy ...

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Bolgatanga MCE pledges to rehabilitate and restock libraries

Mr Joseph Amiyuure, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Bolgatanga, has pledged to rehabilitate and restock all existing libraries in the Municipality. He said education is the key to the development of any country hence the need to ensure that the necessary infrastructure is available to improve the libraries in the municipality and help raise the standard of education to ...

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