Friday, August 12, 2022
Last year, President Akufo-Addo inaugurated the Ghana Tree Crops Development Authority (TCDA) to develop and promote tree crops other than cocoa to diversify the country’s agriculture. However, the Bono Regional Minister-designate, Justina Owusu-Banahene, taking her turn at the vetting of the Appointments Committee of Parliament last week stated that the...
Today’s budget statement is expected to provide a blueprint that will salvage the economy from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is particularly so when the country’s finances are not in the best of health. The Trades Union Congress, as part of its proposals for the 2021 budget statement,...
Dr Ngozi  Okonjo-Iweala, a former finance minister of Nigeria has been nominated to as the first African boss of WTO. Congratulations Madam, you have done Africa proud. Indeed, Dr Okonjo-Iweala is not only the first African to hold that coveted position but is also the first woman to occupy that...
A ruling by the International Court of Arbitration ordering the government to Ghana to pay to “GPGC the full value of the Early Termination Payment, together with Mobilisation, Demobilization and preservation and maintenance costs” is quite disconcerting, to say the least. In effect, the International Court of Arbitration has awarded...
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...
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