Thursday, April 15, 2021
The issue of Parliamentarians testing positive for the COVID-19 virus must not be treated with kid gloves. Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin made the disclosure last week, and since then it has been an issue on everyone’s lips. It is not that Parliamentarians are not expected to be infected, but...
Minister-designate for Health, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, was grilled at his vetting by Parliament’s Appointments Committee yesterday, and as an old horse in the stable he acquitted himself quite creditably. However, he made a statement that sounded a little ambiguous when queried about the intended 88 hospitals the president promised to construct...
There are calls from a section of the public to amend portions of the Transition Act, Act 845, to allow government business to proceed smoothly without undue hitches. The Executive Director of the Institute for Energy Policies and Research (INTEPR), Kwadwo Poku, is championing this move because, according to him,...
Yesterday marked Africa Safer Internet Day (ASID) and it was under the theme: “Positioning and Partnering for Online Protection” which is an acknowledgement of the deficiencies identified in Child Online Protection in Africa, juxtaposed with requirements from the revised International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU’s) 2020 COP Guidelines The increasing rate of...
Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) appears to be very serious with dealing with would-be tax defaulters. Currently, it is working with Chief Justice, Kwasi Anin-Yeboah, through the Judicial Service, to set up a dedicated court to deal with tax offenses expeditiously as a way to engender tax compliance. Acting Commissioner General...
The Registrar-General’s Department (RGD) has sent a chilling warning to all who act as fronts for foreigners doing business in the country, saying they will be fished out and prosecuted. According to the RGD, this is in line with the new Companies Act now in force. The new Companies Act 2019...
Post Brexit uncertainties are playing out seriously as banana exporters are beginning to feel the brunt. Already, we are told UK companies have begun rejecting imports from Ghana as the country and Britain have failed to reach a trade agreement. Banana exporters have lost 20% of their exports to the...
While the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic has got many Ghanaians sitting on tenterhooks, COVAX Global Supply Forecast has announced that the country will receive a total of 2,412,000 doses of the COVID 19 vaccines by the first and second quarters of this year. Ghana, we understand, will get...
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Sunday addressed the nation for the 23rd time on measures to take to contain the resurgence of the recent strain of the novel COVID-19 pandemic. He further announced restrictions on funerals, weddings, concerts, theatrical performances, and parties until further notice. Significantly, the President stated that...
The increasing calls from a section of the public for government to initiate another lockdown in the country because of the surge in COVID-19 cases might be well-intentioned and designed to curb spread of the virus, but its economic consequences could prove dire. Firstly, any such move will create a...
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