NEW VAT RATE TAKES EFFECT; NOW 17.5%
The new Value Added Tax (VAT) rate of 17.5 per cent has taken effect. This followed the Presidential assent given the VAT Act 2013 (Act 870) on December 30, 2013, and its subsequent gazetting the following.
EXPEDITE ACTION ON RELEASE OF CHINESE LOAN – PREZ
President John Dramani Mahama has appealed to the China Development Bank ( CDB) to expedite the process for the release of the $3 billion loan to Ghana to support infrastructure development.
KNUST BANS SALE OF HANDOUTS TO STUDENTS
Lecturers at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have been barred from selling handouts to students.
MINORITY MPs FIGHT SPEAKER OVER MERCHANT BANK-FORTIZ DEAL
The Minority group in Parliament has said it will conduct its own investigations into the sale of Merchant Bank Ghana (MBG) to Fortiz Equity Fund Ltd, following what it termed the use by the Majority group of its numbers to stifle official parliamentary investigations.
PASTORS ABDUCT MAD WOMEN
Three Pastors from the Jesus Called Prayer Ministry at Apedwa and Mankesim who claimed to be on a mission to heal mentally deranged persons in the Krobo area have found themselves at the wrong side of the law after they were arrested for kidnapping two mad women.
LINDA DOR – GOD, EDUCATION THE REASONS BEHIND HER SUCCESS
For Madam Belinda Doris Arkorful, the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Linda Dor Enterprises Limited, her father’s dream for her future was not a big one and the reason was simple – he was a small-time carpenter who did not believe in girl-child education or women empowerment.
JJ TAINTED WITH BLOOD – NPP CHARGES
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has put former President Jerry John Rawlings on the firing line, describing him as a man tainted with the blood of Ghanaians whose death he masterminded.
I CAN’T ARREST THEM – SAYS MAHAMA
President John Dramani Mahama says he cannot go about arresting public officials simply because they are deemed to be corrupt.
MPS PUNCH SPEAKER
The Minority in Parliament has accused the Speaker, Rt Hon Edward Doe Adjaho, of being biased and not serving the interest of the people of Ghana.
FIRE AT KNUST HOSTEL
Fire engulfed a plush student hostel at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology on Thursday evening.
Business and Financial Times
WE’VE GOT EDUCATION WRONG – PROF ADJEI
There is no doubt that the state of education in the country will restrict the ability to transform the economy from a middle-income country with HIPC infrastructure, low total factor productivity and weak systems to the status of a developed economy, Prof. Steven Adei, an economist, has said.
OIL INDUSTRY ANALYSIS: SKILLS GAP HAUNTS LOCAL CONTENT DREAMS
After oil was discovered more than six years ago, the subject of “local content” became an industry mantra as the country resolved to give locals preferential access to jobs, services contracts and other opportunities in an industry known for its disproportionate reliance on expatriate labour, especially in its earlier states in most countries.
AIRLINES GEAR UP FOR WORLD CUP BONANZA
Airlines flying from Accra are gearing up for increased travel to Brazil during the summer, as fans make plans to go and witness the football World Cup in the country that has had the most success in the tournament.
RAPE GALORE AT TEMA FEST; HOOLIGANS ALSO EMBARK ON LOOTING
Parents living in Communities Four, Seven and Eight in the Tema Metropolis have appealed to the Tema Regional Police not to sanction any future Christmas carnival to be held in the area, following the trauma their daughters allegedly experienced as a result of the carnival.
YVONNE NELSON FAMOUS GHANAIAN WOMAN OF 2013
Ghanaian actress, model, film producer and entrepreneur, Yvonne Nelson is by far the most famous Ghanaian woman in 2013 [according to the Weekend Finder’s research].
Rawlings bombshell—-Kuffour rig elections for NPP
Jake confirms Dispatch story on NPP’s disunity
Wanted! Wanted! Wanted! –Akompreko on the run as Jake strips him naked
New Crusading Guide
Anas on CNN to day
Nadia Buary expresses gratitude to all
NDC MPs grabb $10,000 bribe on Merchant?
Patrol shortage in the system
Doe Ajaho is bias -Minority
Graphic react to graphic board earns 1.7bn
Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu –Minority Leader –Vodafon, Merchant Bank unequal.
Let the loan flow…President ask for the rest of $3billion Chinese loan Yvonne and Sarkodie what’s cooking?