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Gov’t secretly introducing new taxes – Minority – Starr Fm

The Minority caucus in parliament is accusing the government of introducing hidden taxes after announcing a reduction or in some cases, a complete removal of some taxes in the 2017 budget. Government in the 2017 budget announced the scrapping of some 11 taxes it termed as ‘nuisance’ explaining that the …

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NPP intimidating NDC members from seeking jobs – Minority – Starr Fm

The Minority in Parliament has alleged that members of the New Patriotic Party are intimidating members of the opposition National Democratic Congress from seeking for jobs. His comments come after several members of the NDC who worked in some government facilities were hounded out of their offices by vigilante groups …

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2018 budget will create massive hardships – Minority   – Starr Fm

The Minority in Parliament has predicted next year will be a difficult year for Ghanaians despite assurances by government of better times ahead. According to the NDC minority, claims by President Akufo-Addo that the 2018 budget will create jobs is a mirage since evidence on the grounds run contrary to …

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Minority to review economy today ahead of 2018 budget – Starr Fm

The Minority in Parliament will today, November 13, hold a roundtable discussion on the 2018 budget and the economic outlook of the country. The Minority spokesperson on finance, Cassiel Ato Forson says the program is aimed at offering alternative solutions to the country’s economic challenges. It comes ahead of the …

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Gh¢80m blown on air tickets, hotel – Minority – Starr Fm

The Minority National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Parliament is raising the red flags over expenditure covering the floatation of the “failed” energy bond. According to the Minority, it is highly alarmed having discovered that “an astronomical GHs 80 million was spent on “administrative expenses” which essentially covers air tickets, hotel …

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Ghana now a laughing stock – Minority – Starr Fm

The minority in parliament claims Ghana has become a laughing stock in the International community following the under subscription of the 2.5 billion dollar energy bond. Addressing the media Wednesday, minority spokesperson on Finance Casiel Ato Forson argued that the Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta has caused financial loss to …

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I didn’t authorise payment – Ato Forson – Starr Fm

A former Minister of Finance Cassiel Ato Forson has denied authorising payment for some defective ambulances being procured by the Health Ministry in 2014. The 30 ambulances, which formed part of 200 ambulances that were to be procured by the Ministry of Health to boost the healthcare delivery under a …

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Govt’s  financial projections unrealistic – Ato Forson – Starr Fm

Former Deputy Finance Minister Cassiel Ato Forson has revealed the financial projections of the Nana Addo government are unrealistic. Speaking to Kweku Temeng on State of Affairs on Ghone television Monday, Mr Forson said “the financial projections of the government is unrealistic and will be exposed by the end …

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SONA 2017: Akufo-Addo’s address hypocritical – Ato Forson

Former Deputy Finance Minister Cassiel Ato Forson has lambasted President Akufo-Addo for painting a glum picture of Ghana’s economy. In his maiden State of the Nation Address, Akufo-Addo gave a damning report on the country’s economy. In the address which lasted for about an hour, the president said “the …

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Bawumia’s GHC7bn hidden expenditure claim mischievous – Minority

The Minority in Parliament has described as mischievous the claim by Vice President Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia that a GHC7billion expenditure was hidden from the country’s financial books by the erstwhile Mahama government. According to the minority, the said expenditure is accurately covered by data at the Finance ministry. Dr. …

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