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Stand down on opaque Agyapa Royalties deal for further review-TJC to Govt

The Tax Justice Coalition-Ghana say it has followed with keen interest government’s move to establish a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV); Agyapa Royalties which have a controversial clause above the Ghana tax laws with the view to enhance national revenues for development. In a press statement issued in Accra, the group stressed, “We,the Tax Justice Coalition support the call by the ...

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Technology is the future, leverage on it to succeed – Vodafone CEO tells youth

Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Ghana, Patricia Obo-Nai has urged the youth to leverage on technology to stay relevant and succeed in this new age of technology. According to her, technology is the new way of development, therefore, it’s imperative for the youth of today to take advantage in order to for them to succeed in the future.  “A few ...

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Nigerian government announces measures to end retail trade feud with Ghana

The Nigerian government says it is taking steps to ensure it ends the ongoing retail trade feud with Ghana. This follows the closure of retail shops owned by foreigners by a task force put together by the Trade Ministry. The PRO of the Ministry had said it is against the laws of Ghana for foreigners to own retail shops in ...

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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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Government re-negotiates PPAs on Renewable Energy – Amewu

John Peter Amewu, Minister of Energy

John Peter Amewu, the Minister of Energy, said government has taken steps to address the challenges it inherited in the Renewable Energy sector. He identified the signed Renewable Energy Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) to the tune of 2,265MW with an average price of cent19/KWh, which, he said, was far above what the electricity network could accommodate, as a major challenge. ...

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High interest rates collapsing Ghanaian businesses – Kennedy Agyapong

Hon. Kennedy Agyapong

Kennedy Ohene Agyapong says the incumbent NPP administration should take a second look at interest rates in the country because some indigenous businesses are collapsing as a result of high interest rates. To the Assin Central legislator, this is a clear indictment on a government which aims at creating more jobs in the country. “Because of high interest rates, we’re ...

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Akufo-Addo unveils first locally assembled Volkswagen car in Ghana

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has launched Ghana’s first locally assembled Volkswagen car as part of investment geared towards the automobile industry. This follows the signing of an MoU between the Government of Ghana and Volkswagen which was aimed at establishing a vehicle assembly plant in Ghana during German Chancellor, Angela Merkel’s official visit to Ghana in August 2018. Speaking at the ...

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ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development injects over $300million into Ghana’s economy

ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development

ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development says it has invested over $300-million into Ghana’s economy. Areas of investment, the bank said to include, Energy, Trade, Technology, Tourism and hospitality industry. Dr George Nana Agyekum Donkor, the President of the Bank, made this known when he and other staff of the bank paid a courtesy call on Chief Justice Kwasi Anin ...

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