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2018 budget can’t be shown to IMF – Adongo – Starr Fm

The Member of Parliament for Bolgatanga Central Isaac Adongo has said the 2018 budget is riddled with so many inaccuracies and unrealistic targets that it cannot be shown to the International Monetary Fund – which is in a credit facility arrangement with Ghana. According to him, the promise by the …

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It’s laudable to create jobs – Starr Fm

A former Minister of Finance Seth Terkper is backing government’s drive to create more jobs in 2018. The government has dubbed the 2018 Economic Policy Statement as “Adwuma Budget” aimed at dealing with the canker of the age-old unemployment. In commending the New Patriotic Party government, Mr. Terkper suggested to …

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Terkper taunts govt for borrowing – Starr Fm

Former Finance minister Seth Terkper is mocking the Akufo-Addo government for still borrowing despite assurances, while in opposition, that they would not borrow for development when in government. According to the Central Bank, the total public debt for the country as at May this year reached ¢137 billion putting the …

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2018 is year of jobs – Ofori-Atta – Starr Fm

The Minister of Finance Ken Ofori-Atta has assured Ghanaians jobs will flow in 2018 following the prudent measures which have been outlined in next year’s Budget Statement and Economic Policy. Mr. Ofori-Atta noted over the past 10 months, the Akufo-Addo-led administration has delivered on its promises, adding 2018 will witness …

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Tax holiday for under-35 Entrepreneurs – Starr Fm

The government has announced a tax holiday for Ghanaian entrepreneurs who are 35 years and below. The aim is to encourage the young generation to start their own businesses while “creating a supportive ecosystem for young Ghanaian entrepreneurs.” “As a further commitment to creating a supportive ecosystem for young Ghanaian …

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Gov’t to set up Voluntary Education Fund – Starr Fm

A Voluntary Education Fund is being set up by the Akufo-Addo-led government as part of moves to rally Ghanaians to willingly support the education sector. The Education Ministry, according to the Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta, is working closely with the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GET Fund) to fine tune the …

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Electricity tariff down by 13% – Starr Fm

Residential and non-residential electricity consumers in the country will enjoy a 13% reduction in tariff beginning January next year, Finance minister Ken Ofori Atta announced in Parliament during the 2018 budget presentation Wednesday. Additionally, other composite charges in the tariff build-up of electricity have been reduced by the government. The …

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Ghana’s economy now working – Ofori Atta – Starr Fm

The Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta has stated that the Akufo-Addo led government has turned around the economy in the last 10 months. Reading the 2018 Budget and Policy Statement to Parliament Wednesday, the Finance Minister stated that the policies implemented by the government is yielding results and bringing relief …

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Gov’t to set up National Dev’t Bank – Starr Fm

Ken Ofori Atta and veep Bawumia The government has announced plans to launch a National Development Bank in 2018 aimed at injecting extra funds in the agricultural sector. Presenting the 2018 Budget Statement and Economic Policy in Parliament on Wednesday, the Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta said the Bank is part …

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