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March 15, 2018 9:40 AM Citi FM’s #MOGO2018 slated for March 24

The 2018 edition of Music of Ghanaian Origin (MOGO), an annual concert organised to celebrate indigenous Ghanaian music will be held on 24th March 2018 at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel in Accra. The programme, organized by Citi 97.3 FM, is part of activities to mark the stations Heritage Month initiative which seeks to project the culture and heritage 276

March 7, 2018 6:27 AM Top economic policy adviser for Trump resigns

US President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser Gary Cohn is resigning, the White House has said. It is the latest in a series of high-profile departures from President Trump’s team. There has been speculation that Mr Cohn, a supporter of free trade, was angered by Mr Trump’s plans to impose tariffs on aluminium and steel imports. In a statement released 109

February 27, 2018 7:24 PM C’ttee wants law school interviews scrapped; backs entrance exams

The Subsidiary Legislation Committee of Parliament will recommend that the House approves the provision that allows the Ghana Legal Council to conduct interviews for entrants into the Ghana School of Law. The Committee has, however, rejected proposals for the scrapping of the entrance examinations for admission into the school. The proposed regulations 90

February 23, 2018 9:58 AM New law to track VAT electronically in the offing

Parliament will soon pass a law that will track all VAT issued at various retail centers across the country. The Fiscal Electronic Device Bill is expected to connect all Point of Sale (PoS) devices with the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA)’s systems. The move is to ensure that VAT issuing companies do not under declare their values and also punish tax evaders 83

February 23, 2018 8:03 AM NALAG schools members on good governance

A Local Governance Expert and Lead Consultant of Popular Participation Roll out Workshops, Edem Senanu, has advocated for transparency, participation by citizens and systems control as core pillars of good governance and effective decentralization at the assemblies. He noted that the country over the years has been scoring high marks in systems control 92

February 16, 2018 6:00 AM IES slams ‘insignificant’ 2% Special Petroleum Tax reduction

A senior Analyst at the Institute of Energy Security (IES), Richard Rockson, is dissatisfied with the marginal reduction in the Special Petroleum Tax from 15 percent to 13 percent. Like some observers, Mr. Rockson insists that the Special Petroleum Tax should be scrapped completely. Mr. Rockson stated that even after the reductions, Ghanaians will continue 86

February 15, 2018 5:41 PM Special Petroleum Tax reduced by 2%

Parliament has passed the Special Petroleum Tax Amendment Bill to reduce the tax from 15 percent to 13 percent. The amendment comes after recent protests against the rising cost of fuel, as well as calls from the minority for the Special Petroleum Tax to be scrapped. He explained that the amendment will protect Ghanaians in the future when petroleum 124

February 15, 2018 5:30 AM Importers resist Customs’ Cargo Tracking Notes policy

Businesses at the ports are opposing customs new policy, the Cargo Tracking Notes (CTN), saying it will add unto their cost of production. The CTN is expected to track all imports to Ghana to reduce revenue losses with under declaration. Even before its implementation in March 2018, the businesses say they will be disadvantaged. The freight forwarders 77

February 14, 2018 10:10 PM Florida shooting: Casualties reported as suspect arrested

Police in Parkland, Florida, have arrested a suspect after responding to a major shooting incident at a local high school. More than an hour after the shooting began, the Broward Sherriff’s Office said the “shooter is now in custody.” But it warned that the scene at Stoneman Douglas High School “is still active”. School superintendent Robert Runcie told reporters 61

January 29, 2018 8:16 PM West Ham to accept £16m Swansea bid for Andre Ayew

West Ham United forward Andre Ayew is set to rejoin Swansea City for a fee of £16million, Citi Sports understands. Swansea have been in hot pursuit of the Ghana international throughout this window and previously had a £14m bid rejected by the Hammers. According to reports, the Hammers are ready to accept their Premier League rivals’ £16 million bid for the Ghana 67