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

[ad_1] 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 …

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Tax holiday for under-35 Entrepreneurs – Starr Fm

[ad_1] 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 …

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4,577MW added to power generation – Ofori-Atta – Starr Fm

[ad_1] Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta has indicated that government in 2017 added a total of 445MW of power  to the country’s installed generation capacity, bringing the total installed capacity to 4,577MW in 2017. While presenting the 2018 budget on Wednesday, 15 November Mr. Ofori-Atta said: “In 2018, Government will increase …

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Energy sector bond highest in Africa – Ofori Atta – Starr Fm

[ad_1] Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta has said government raised GHC4.87billion – over $1billion-  from the largely undersubscribed $2.5billiom energy sector bond, making it the highest energy bond on the continent. The minority in Ghana’s parliament at a recent news conference said Ghana following the under subscription of the seven-year …

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Electricity tariff down by 13% – Starr Fm

[ad_1] 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. …

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2,700 employed under Planting for Food & Jobs – Starr Fm

[ad_1] The Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta has announced that 2,700 extension agents have been recruited under the Planting for Food and Jobs programme which was launched in January 2017. Presenting the 2018 Budget and Policy statement in Parliament Wednesday, the Finance Minister stated that a total of 500,000 farmers …

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

[ad_1] 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 …

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

[ad_1] 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 …

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Ofori-Atta Presents 2018 budget today – Starr Fm

[ad_1] Minister of Finance Ken Ofori-Atta is expected to present the 2018 Budget and Economic Policy Statement to Parliament today, Wednesday, 15 November, 2017. Ministries, Departments and Agencies will attract a mass of government funds while infrastructure development will receive a smaller fraction in the 2018 budget which the Finance …

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