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Ghana Gas Struggling Due To VRA’s Inability To Pay Debt – Ben Asante

Failure of the Volta River Authority(VRA) to pay some $500 million it owes the Ghana Gas Company is said to be having a toll on the production of gas in the country. The debt which has been lingering on for some years now, accumulated as a result of the supply of lean gas for power generation by the Gas Company. ...

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Ghana remains destination of choice – In upstream oil and gas sector- Egbert Faibille

Egbert Faibille

The Chief Executive Officer of the Petroleum Commission (PC), Mr. Egbert Faibille has touted Ghana’s stable political environment as one of the key factors making it a destination of choice in the upstream petroleum industry in Africa. The CEO indicated that the stable political and democratic environment and robust regulatory framework of the oil and gas sector pass as factors ...

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Ghana Lost GH¢1.8 Billion In Petroleum Sector Last Year

Senyo Hosi

Ghana lost GH¢1.8 billion through illicit trade activities in the petroleum sector last year, a 2017 industry report on the petroleum sector has revealed. About GH¢1.4 billion of that amount was lost through smuggling and export dumping, while about GH¢339.2 million and GH¢148.9 million were lost to unreported Energy Sector Levy Act (ESLA) receipts and transfer pricing, respectively. Event The ...

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GOIL going upstream; a venture or an adventure?

Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ghana Goil Company (GOIL), Mr Patrick Akorli

News about the leading and indigenous oil marketing company, GOIL venturing into the upstream sector of the industry, could be a feather in the cap of local content participation as well as inclusive growth. Because it will lead to a significant increase in Ghana’s participation in this God-given resource. Although the upstream is considered one of the very profitable areas, ...

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Revenue from cocoa and oil to support trade balance in 2018 – Standard Bank

Ghana’s balance of trade is set to receive support from cocoa export and oil production revenues this year according to researchers at Standard Bank, parent company of Stanbic Bank Ghana. This was contained in the April edition of the African Local Markets Monthly report prepared by Standard Bank. According to the report, “after strong economic growth in 2017, reaching 8.5 ...

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Stock Exchange outperforms African peers with 35.3% return

The Ghana Stock Exchange (GES) has taken its bullish run to another level, with the composite index registering a 35.26 per cent year-to-date (YTD) return on investment in the first quarter of this year – far above returns recorded on some of its African peers within the same period. Data released by the Fidelity Bank showed that apart from the ...

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Ghana, India natural partners for 1D1F – Dr. Bawumia

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has called on prospective investors, particularly those from India, to take advantage of the increasingly business-friendly environment being created by the Nana Akufo-Addo government to set up businesses in Ghana. Vice President Bawumia has also assured the investor community of adequate protection and market for their investments, and expressed Government’s willingness to engage with ...

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Government Stands To Lose Over Ghc274 Million Revenue If…

Government of Ghana stands to lose over two hundred millions Ghana cedis revenue from the mining operations of RCP quarry concession at Ablekuma in Accra if concrete measures are not put in place to enforce existing rules and regulations with law and order. The RCP, a quarry company was established in 1999, and commenced business operation on January 1st 2000, ...

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Tax Compliance Key To “Ghana Beyond Aid” Push

The Manager of the Asokwa Small Taxpayer Office of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Mr. Sakyi Duodu, says voluntary tax compliance is vital to government’s push towards “Ghana beyond aid”. Every income earner should accept to voluntarily pay their tax to achieve this vision. Mr. Duodu identified taxation as the lifeblood of every economy and said the economies of the ...

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PIAC clarifies stance on petroleum- funded projects report

Dr Steve Manteaw, Chairman,PIAC

The Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC) says it welcomes the intense public discussions around the findings and recommendations of its report on the inspection of petroleum- funded projects shared with Ghanaians at its Press Conference on Tuesday, 10 April, 2018. It however regrets attempts by some individuals to cast doubt on the integrity of the report in question. The ...

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