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GOV’T ORDERS MOBILE NETWORKS TO STOP CHARGING SUBSCRIBERS 9% CST

Government has ordered Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to stop passing on the 9% Communication Service Tax (CST) to subscribers of the various networks. In a letter addressed to the National Communications Authority (NCA), from the Communications Ministry stated that the CST should be treated the same way VAT, NHIL, GETFUND levy and all other taxes and levies imposed on entities...

THERE IS CASH, GO FOR YOUR MONIES NOW – GABBY to contractors

Cousin to President Akufo Addo Gabby Otchere Darko has said 1.6 billion cedis has been released to the Ministry of Roads and Highways to pay all contractors owed by the government. Mr. Otchere Darko who made the announcement on facebook explained that the amount is far in excess of the 5 million cedis owed the 240 contractors in the country. He...

GOVERNMENT SCRAPS SYSTEM OF BONDING TRAINEE NURSES

Government has scrapped the system of bonding trainee nurses and midwives in the country. It comes on the back of its inability to employ the thousands of graduates currently pushing for jobs in the health sector. Speaking to the media on the sidelines of the 4th annual general meeting and scientific conference of the Ghana College of Nurses and Midwives Deputy...

WHITEWASHING “AWW” REPORT A BAD PRECEDENT – MAHAMA

Flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has criticised government’s rejection of most of the key recommendations of the Justice Emile Short Committee Report on the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election violence. Speaking during a courtesy call by executives of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), John Mahama said it should be of concern to all Ghanaians that...

S/R: NDC THREATENS TO BOYCOTT ONGOING MASS REGISTRATION EXERCISE

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Savana region has threatened to boycott the ongoing registration for the Ghana Card in the three regions up North. This follows what it describes as deliberate frustrations intended to deny indigenes their citizenship. A statement signed by the Savana regional Communication Officer Malik Basintale on Thursday October 10, noted among other things that...

TAKE DECEMBER 18 REFERENDUM SERIOUSLY – PREZ. TO MMDCEs

President Nana Akufo-Addo has urged the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives to take the upcoming referendum for the election of MMDCEs seriously. According to him, government cannot afford to fail in delivering on the campaign promise it made to the people of Ghana. Speaking at a training programme for MMDCEs and other key staff of MMDAs on Dissolution of Assemblies...

NDC MEETS UTAG EXECUTIVES AHEAD OF 2020 POLLS

The leadership of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) led by John Mahama, today met with the national executives of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) in Kumasi. The meeting was part of the NDCs engagement with stakeholders ahead of the 2020 elections. Speaking at the meeting Mr. Mahama said, "The party will continue to promote greater academic freedom in...

CALM DOWN OVER CSE COMMENTS – PREZ AKUFO-ADDO

President Nana Akufo-Addo has said that his government has no intention of introducing a policy in the educational system that will have a negative impact to the development of basic and senior high school students. According to him, his government as part of efforts to improve Ghana’s educational sector introduced a number of policies such as the Free SHS...

PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO TO BREAK SILENCE ON CONTROVERSIAL CSE

President Nana Akufo-Addo will this weekend break his silence on the controversial Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE). This follows huge public outcry from individuals, CSOs, Political parties and even some religious bodies against its implementation. Minister of Information, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, in a tweet on Friday, 4 October 2019, said: “Akufo-Addo will this weekend address faith-based organisations on the fears...

NOT ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO PROSECUTE COUP PLOTTERS – BAGBIN

The Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin has downplayed the possibility of a coup in the country. He describes the evidence gathered by government in the alleged coup plot as inadequate. Last week, three persons were initially picked up for their involvement in the alleged coup plot including one Dr Palma, CEO of Citadel Hospital at Alajo and some...

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