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IMANI demands fresh probe into BOSTGATE – Starr Fm

Policy think tank, IMANI Ghana has waded into the controversy surrounding the sale of contaminated fuel to Movenpiina, calling for fresh investigations into it. The Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) Tuesday exonerated the BOST MD of any wrongdoing regarding the sale of the product. The Minister of Energy, Boakye …

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What is VAT Flat Rate? – Starr Fm

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has commenced the application of the 3% VAT Flat Rate to replace the previous 17.5% Input – Output VAT computation approach effective July 1, 2017. The old approach, which suffered low compliance due to the extensive paperwork in filing VAT returns is being replaced …

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Gov’t reviews BOST operations to end fuel contamination – Starr Fm

Government has set up a committee to review the operations of BOST aimed at ending the recurring contamination of fuel. Announcing the establishment of the committee Tuesday at a news conference, the Minister of Energy Boakye Agyarko said the committee will be led by a Chemical Engineering expert and …

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Gov’t gives tollbooth business to PWDs – Starr Fm

The Ghana Federation of the Disabled (GFD) has expressed appreciation to President Nana Akufo-Addo and the NPP government for creating opportunities for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) to be absorbed into the job market. According to the Chairman of GFD, Mr. Ofori Debrah, the tollbooth management initiative that has been …

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Ogilvy Africa unveils new leadership

Ogilvy and Mather Worldwide have announced changes in leadership team at Ogilvy Africa and in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA.) Nadja Bellan-White, until recently head of Ogilvy Africa, has been appointed Executive Vice President, GBM for the EMEA region. She has been a force of nature in terms of …

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BNI clears embattled BOST MD

The Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) and national security have cleared the MD of the Bulk Oil and Storage Transport (BOST) Alfred Obeng Boateng of any wrongdoing in the sale of contaminated fuel to Movenpiina. According to the Energy Ministry, the eight-member committee will still go ahead to probe …

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‘Africa’s 15% share of global trade unacceptable’

Rwanda’s Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Claver Gatete, has stated that though African trade has witnessed remarkable growth over the last two decades, its share of global trade remains at paltry 15 percent. He said despite the rising trade volumes from $210 billion in 1996 to $1.2 trillion …

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China’s US$19bn not loan but ‘joint venture’ – Bawumia reiterates

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has reiterated that the US$19bn being given to the Government of Ghana by the Republic of China is not a loan but a joint venture between the two countries. Members of the minority had criticized the Nana Addo led-government for borrowing the huge …

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Akufo-Addo signs African Monetary Fund treaty

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appended his signature to eight Treaties, Protocols and Charters of the African Union, on the side-lines of the 29th AU Summit currently on-going in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Treaties are: the Constitution for the African Civil Aviation Commission; Protocol on the establishment of …

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GPHA laments frequent breakdown of GCNet system

The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) has expressed worry about the frequent breakdown of the Ghana Community Network Services Limited (GCNet). According to the Authority, the situation was affecting smooth operations at the ports, leaving importers and stakeholders mostly frustrated. Emmanuel Ashaley Neequaye, Terminal Supervisor at the GPHA, …

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