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Tax Justice Coalition of Ghana launches Financial Bleeding Register

The Tax Justice Coalition of Ghana has launched a portal, dubbed ‘Ghana Financial Bleeding Register.’ The Ghana Financial Bleeding Register(FBR) is to provide a public database to accurately respond to the collective public amnesia occasioned by the temporal public interest and follow-ups on the numerous tax mismanagementand other corruption related reports. Launching the Register, the National Chairman of the Coalition ...

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Parliament approves 598.7 million Euros for Western railway lines

Parliament has approved a total of 598.7 million Euros loan agreement between the Government and the Deutsche Bank to finance the construction of sections of the Western railway lines. The agreement covers the proposed construction of the Standard Gauge from Takoradi Port to Huni Valley. The loan comprises a facility agreement of €523,000,000 and a Commercial Loan of €75,657,500 between the ...

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Telecoms chamber wants ‘Talk Tax’ scrapped

The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications has welcomed the reduction in the Communications Service Tax (CST) but urged government to scrap the tax since “the CST is targeted at sectors that are more productive but vulnerable.” The chamber welcomed government’s decision to reduce the CST and referred to it as a good measure that would help reduce the cost of telecommunication ...

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MTN Ghana sees investment in digital and financial services driving growth

MTN Ghana says it would exploit the several opportunities in the digital and financial services space and invest in infrastructure to further accelerate the company’s growth in the future. Chief Executive Officer of MTN Ghana, Mr Selorm Adadevoh told a virtual shareholders meeting on Thursday that the company would continue to stick to the drivers of growth, including data, digital, ...

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This is how Africa leverages China’s $730bn belt and road initiative to face climate change risk

Africa is balancing the adverse effects of others’ abuse of the environment with its industrial revolution. Even though climate change gets hijacked as a political talking point in the West, Africa is the most exposed region to the effects of climate change while contributing the least to global warming. There could be an opportunity, while leveraging China’s Belt and Road ...

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Sudan imposes curfew in port city after ethnic clashes

A curfew has been imposed in Sudan’s main seaport, Port Sudan, following ethnic fighting which left more than 30 people dead.About 100 people were wounded, including members of the security forces.There have been several days of clashes between the Nuba and Beni Amer tribes, which have a long history of violence.The two groups signed a peace deal last September after ...

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Islamic court sentences Nigerian rapist to death

An Islamic court in the Nigerian city of Kano has sentenced an elderly man to death for raping a 12-year-old girl. In recent weeks, there has been increasing public outcry and street protests by activists against rape cases across Nigeria. A spokesperson for the judiciary in Kano state told the BBC that the Upper Sharia Court found the 61-year-old man ...

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Adansi South District Assembly inaugurates Youth Parliament

The Adansi South District Assembly as part of its strategy to deepen youth participation in the local governance process has inaugurated a District Youth Parliament to engage young people who fall within the age bracket. In collaboration with the National Youth Authority (NYA), the District Parliament will provide a single formalized youth platform for the youth to voice out their ...

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Reintegrating Out-of-School children into Ghana’s formal education system

Despite Ghana’s significant progress in reducing poverty over the years, regional and sub-regional disparities in income level and access to social services persist, particularly with regard to inequitable access to quality education.   Though education enrollment rates are high compared to other countries in the region, the quality of education is still far from ideal. Per the Human Capital Index for ...

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Whipping up tribal sentiments unacceptable, needless – Prof Gyampo tells parties

Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Ghana, and Head of the Youth Bridge Research Institute, Professor Ransford Edward Van Gyampo, has cautioned political actors to desist from whipping up tribalistic and ethnic sentiments in their bid to canvass votes in the run-up to the December polls. He believes this practice will only deepen the already existing polarised ...

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