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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 1

February 23, 2018 8:14 AM Credible mortgage system from pension funds coming up – Atta Akyea

Government has hinted of plans to create a credible mortgage system from the current pension schemes in the country. According to Works and Housing Minister, Samuel Atta Akyea, the policy is intended to ring-fence about 30 percent of pension funds as capital for real estate developers to build houses for workers which will be purchased with a mortgage 1

February 22, 2018 2:26 PM EC member orders Charlotte Osei to convene meeting

A member of the Electoral Commission, Ebenezer Aggrey-Fyyn, has given the Chairperson of the Commission, Charlotte Osei up to close of business tomorrow [Friday] February 23, 2018, to convene a meeting of the Commission or face legal action. The meeting, according to Mr. Aggrey-Fynn, is to enable the members take decisions on the operations of the electoral 5

February 21, 2018 2:13 PM NDC to end re-registration of members next week

The opposition National Democratic Congress [NDC], has announced that it will end the re-registration of its members next week Wednesday, February 28, 2018. The party began the manual re-registration of its members in December 2018, when it decided to abandon its biometric register after claims that some non-NDC members were on the register. “The National 14

February 21, 2018 1:27 PM US preacher Billy Graham dies

US evangelist Billy Graham – one of the most influential preachers of the 20th Century – has died aged 99. Graham became one of the best-known promoters of Christianity, preaching to audiences worldwide in large arenas, beginning in London in 1954. Over 60 years, he is estimated to have personally preached to 210 million people. At first skeptical of the civil 14

February 21, 2018 12:05 PM All adult Singaporeans will get one-off bonus of up to S$300

Every Singaporean aged 21 years and above this year will receive a one-off “hongbao” of between S$100 and S$300 from the Government, as the Republic expects a record surplus for the current financial year. Adult Singaporeans with an annual income of up to S$28,000 will receive S$300, those whose annual earnings are between S$28,001 and S$100,000 will get S$200, while 13

February 20, 2018 4:56 PM Nana Addo launches 10-year cashew development plan

President Nana Akufo-Addo has launched a 10-year cashew development plan with a promise to give the country’s agric sector a further boost. The President said this plan seeks to improve research methods, introduce appropriate production and processing technologies, as well as develop marketing strategies along the cashew production value chain. The production 10

February 20, 2018 9:14 AM Singapore to pay bonus to all citizens after surplus budget

All Singapore citizens aged 21 and above will get a one-off “SG Bonus” of up to S$300 each as the 2017 budget came in with a surplus of almost S$10 billion (US $7.6 billion), the city-state’s finance minister announced on Monday. Finance minister Heng Swee Keat made the announcement during his budget speech in Parliament, describing the bonus as a “hongbao 12

February 19, 2018 7:38 AM Specific agency needed to maintain streetlights – Transport c’ttee chair

The Chairman of Parliament’s Roads and Transport Committee, Samuel Ayeh-Paye, says there is the need to have a specific agency that will be responsible for the maintenance of street lights in the country. Although Ghanaians pay for streetlight services, many neighborhoods and highways have malfunctioning streetlights. Residents have often blamed several 14

February 17, 2018 5:20 PM Nigeria bomb blasts cause deaths at fish market

Three suicide bombers have hit the town of Konduga in north-east Nigeria, killing at least 18 people. Two attacked a fish market and a third struck nearby, security sources said. Boko Haram jihadists are being blamed for the blasts, though the group has yet to say it was behind them. Boko Haram has killed some 20,000 people and displaced more than two million 36