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Government’s ‘mistakes’ excite me

The New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Director of Communications, Nana Akomea, says he is excited by what he calls the numerous mistakes being committed by the incumbent National Democratic Congress (NDC) government. Speaking in an interview on Eyewitness News, he said, “I am excited that the government is committing mistakes. Politically, I know that the government is going to commit so many mistakes and when I ...

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Zanetor focused on winning November polls – Lawyer

Godwin Tamakloe, lawyer for the National Democratic Congress’ Parliamentary Candidate for the Klottey Korle Constituency, says his client is no longer worried about her detractors but is focused on retaining the seat for the NDC in the November polls. “The only thing my client thinks about now is the victory we had on Friday, and she is focused on winning…Her eyes are very focused on the prize ahead of her, ...

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Nana Addo would’ve rejected ex-Gitmo detainees

Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akomea, says the party’s flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo, would have turned down a request by the United States government for Ghana to host two former detainees of Guantanamo Bay in the country if he were in power. According to Akomea, former president Kufuor would also have done same in the same position. “The government of Kufuor wouldn’t have ta ...

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I’ll scrap Mahama’s ‘crippling’ tax regime

The 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has assured Ghanaians that he will scrap what he terms as “high taxes” introduced by  the incumbent National Democratic Congress (NDC) when he is voted into power. Government’s recent decision to introduce new taxes on petroleum products coupled with the increases in utility tariffs, has incensed many Ghanaians. Speakin ...

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Hold your ministers accountable – ACEP tells Mahama

President John Mahama has been challenged to hold his ministers accountable by making sure they fulfil their promises. The Executive Director of the African Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP), Ibrahim Adams who made the suggestion based his call on the decision by the former Power Minister, Kwabena Donkor to resign after failing to fulfil his promise to end the frequent power outages. Mr. Adams pointed out tha ...

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Prez Mahama got it wrong on microfinance operations-GAMC

The Ghana Association of Microfinance Companies (GAMC) has rejected claims By President Mahama that microfinance finance companies are not allowed to take deposits from the general public. According to the GAMC the regulatory framework establishing microfinance companies allow for the companies operating within the sector to accept deposit and make loans to its customers. The association’s comment comes aft ...

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Oil slips below $28 after Iran sanctions lifted

Brent crude fell below $28 a barrel in Asia on Monday for the first time in more than 12 years on fears about a worsening supply glut after Western sanctions on Iran were lifted, allowing Tehran to resume oil exports. Up to half a million barrels per day of Iranian crude could be added to already saturated markets after US and European leaders ended a crippling embargo put in place over Tehran’s nuclear pro ...

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High taxes to impact on 1st quarter inflation rates

The Government Statistician, Dr. Philomena Nyarko has told Citi Business News that for inflation to be tamed this year, government would have to consider reversing the recent hikes in taxes and utility prices. According to her, the country risks missing its inflation target following the increase in utility prices and taxes recently. Government’s inflation target for this year is 8%. The development, Dr. Ph ...

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Blame IMF for increased taxes – Economist

Government’s decision to impose new taxes on Ghanaians could be attributed to conditions under the economic bailout with the international Monetary Fund (IMF). This is according to economist, Dr. Godfred Bokpin. He says the economic bailout has limited government’s external borrowing avenues hence the need to introduce revenue generation systems such as taxes. A Member of Parliament’s finance committee, Ant ...

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Ouagadougou terror attacks: Ghana beefs up security at its borders

The government of Ghana says it has tightened security in the country, particularly at its borders, following terror attacks on its neighbour, Burkina Faso. Minister for the Interior, Mark Woyongo, says the country’s security agencies have beefed up security at shopping malls, mosques, churches, and other public places. Tight security measures have also been taken at Ghana’s borders especially those in the ...

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