Monday, November 28, 2022
Media General’s broadcast journalist, Ibrahim Abubakar has been adjudged 'Journalist of the Year' at the fourth edition of the Ghana Cocoa Awards. His story on ‘Cocoa farmer leases part of his farm to illegal miners’ was selected as the best cocoa report of the year. The report highlighted some challenges cocoa...
Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has disclosed in the 2023 budget that as part of measures to boost local productive capacity, government intends to cut the imports of public sector institutions which rely on them - either for inputs or consumption - by 50 percent. This, he said, will be enforced...
Gates of Glory Micro-Credit Enterprise has been crowned the Micro-Credit Institution of the Year at the 2022 Micro-Credit Association Ghana’s Dinner and Awards Night. Other winners on the night included De-Yes Plus Micro-Credit Enterprise, Ebetrust Micro-Credit Enterprise, and Grand Micro-Credit Enterprise. Additionally, former board chairpersons and members, executive secretaries, and...
VAT rate up by 2.5% E-levy drops to 1% Deficit projected at 7.7% of GDP Amid repeated criticism over its use of public funds, particularly with regard to its outlay on number of appointees as well as allegiance to its flagship programmes, government has promised enhanced fiscal discipline and...
The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has made pension payments totalling GH¢3.06billion to pensioners in the first 11 months of this year. The data show that the number of pensioners now stands at over 232,000 as of November 2022. Due to non-renewal of pensioner certificates from April 2018 to...
In addressing the country’s current debt, which is at an unsustainable level, Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has announced that government will implement a debt exchange programme to address challenges identified in the debt portfolio. Provisional debt data as at end-September 2022 show a significant increase in the country’s public debt,...
Impact Investing Ghana (IIGh) and Ashesi University have launched a comprehensive report on Catalytic Capital and its role in increasing financing for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), as part of their commitment to promoting sustainable development and increasing appropriate patient capital for SMEs to transform Ghana’s economy. The research funded...
…the story of DLM Fashion Displays A songwriter and actor, Jon Bon Jovi, once said nothing is as important as passion - adding that no matter what you want to do with life, be passionate. In this week’s Inspiring Startups, Darko Louis Mawutor could be described as evidence of how...
Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) and State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) have been directed to reduce fuel allocations to political appointees and their heads by 50 percent. The directive which was approved by government and announced in parliament during the presentation of the 2023 budget...
Government has reduced the headline rate of the controversial e-levy from 1.5 percent to one percent of the transaction value, finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta has announced. Presenting the 2023 budget statement, the minister further announced the removal of the daily threshold. Ghana’s introduction of a 1.5% tax on mobile money transactions in May...
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