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‘Mahama may not be able to run for president’ – Ken Kuranchi

The Editor of the Daily Searchlight Newspaper, Ken Kuranchi, is of the view that former President John Dramani Mahama may not be able to contest again as President or flagbearer. He stated that according to Article 68 Clause 2 of the constitution, former presidents are not supposed to engage in any activities that provide profit or emolument. “When it comes ...

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Don’t abandon NPP – Women’s wing pleads with Otiko

A group calling itself the Concerned NPP Women’s Group has begged former minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisa-Djaba not to abandon the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP.) “We believe Mrs Otiko is a power broker who played instrumental role in the grassroot organization of the Women’s Wing and the formation of “Girls-Girls” that fueled the electoral fortunes ...

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‘VW coming to Ghana huge statement to other investors’ – Yaw Preko

Deputy Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party, Yaw Preko has lauded the decision by German car manufacturing giant Volkswagen, to establish a vehicle assembly plant in Ghana calling the initiative ‘ a huge statement to the investing world’. This follows the agreement between the government of Ghana, Volkswagen, as well as a local industry to assemble vehicles as part ...

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Religious bodies agree with government to pay taxes

Religious leaders have reached a consensus with the government on the need for churches and other religious bodies to pay taxes on their income-generating ventures. That was the outcome of a meeting between the religious leaders, including Muslims and Christians, and President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House in Accra on Wednesday. The meeting was held behind closed ...

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Akufo-Addo jets off to China with high-powered business delegation

President Akufo-Addo will undertake a state visit to the Peoples Republic of China from Friday, August 31, 2018. Information Minister-designate, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, announced at a press briefing Wednesday that President Akufo-Addo will hold bilateral engagements with Chinese President, Xi-Jiping, on economic relations between the two countries. “Ghana seeks to deepen her already strong relations with China, hence this visit,” ...

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‘Talkative’ Amidu likely to be charged for causing financial loss to the state – Asiedu Nketia

General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia has described the Special Prosecutor, Mr. Martin A.B.K. Amidu as a talkative, who is likely to be charged for causing financial loss. He said he might be the one likely to be charged after his tenure of office as nothing shows he is working. According to him, after his ...

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Church tax proposal vague – Rev. Asante

Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Asante, the Presiding Bishop of the Methodist of Church Ghana, has said there is not much clarity on the proposal to tax churches that are into commercial activities. According to him, proponents of the church tax, the government, must come clear and provide clarity on the proposal. He explained that churches, including the Methodist Church of Ghana, ...

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Churches must pay tax – Christian Council

Chairman of the Christian Council of Ghana, Rev. Dr. Seth Agidi, has said churches and all Christians must be willing to pay taxes for the development of the nation. According to him, churches that are purely into profit-making business, must pay tax because the law requires that businesses pay tax. While speaking to Chief Jerry Forson on Ghana Yensom on ...

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