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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 75

February 15, 2018 2:08 PM Lebanese presidency denies making U.S. Secretary of State wait at Palace

he Lebanese presidency denied that U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had been kept waiting ahead of a meeting with President Michel Aoun on Thursday at the presidential palace, where he sat for several minutes before his Lebanese counterpart greeted him. Television footage showed Tillerson sitting in a room alongside an empty seat before Lebanese 51

February 15, 2018 6:31 AM Retirement at 60 too early, increase to 70 – Prof. Asare

A constitutional Lawyer and Law Lecturer, Professor Kwaku Asare, is advocating for a uniform retirement age of 70. His proposal follows the lawsuit challenging the nomination of Martin Amidu as the Special Prosecutor because of his age. Speaking on Eyewitness News, Prof. Asare observed that the constitution provided for “too many retirement ages” depending 46

February 15, 2018 6:19 AM Muntaka ‘contradicts’ Ayariga on passing Amidu before vetting

The Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak, has said Minority legislators on the Appointments Committee only resolved to be fair to Martin Amidu before his vetting for the Special Prosecutor position. This is contrary to suggestions from the MP for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga, who said the Minority reached a decision to pass him before Tuesday’s vetting 45

February 14, 2018 2:30 PM Accra’s leading malls launch holiday bonanza for shoppers

The capital’s three leading malls; West Hills Mall, Accra Mall and Achimota Retail Centre, have jointly unveiled an unprecedented holiday promotion which will sponsor lucky shoppers and their partners on all-expenses-paid trips to dreamland destinations in Dubai, Mauritius and Cape Town. The ‘Triple Travel Trivia’ is a shopper reward and loyalty promotion 49

February 14, 2018 12:23 PM We passed Martin Amidu before his vetting – Mahama Ayariga

The Minority in Parliament, has explained that contrary to suggestions that officials of the former administration are scared of the Special Prosecutor nominee, they are rather supportive him, and so they even reached a decision to pass him before Tuesday’s vetting. Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show, MP for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga, said, even before 40

February 13, 2018 6:29 PM ‘I cannot live in harmony with criminals’- Martin Amidu

Former Attorney General and now Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu, has said he is a very harmonious person, but the only kind of people he cannot live peacefully with are corrupt individuals. He said this at his vetting today [Tuesday], by Parliament’s Appointments Committee for the position of Special Prosecutor. “I have lived with decent people 46

February 13, 2018 11:06 AM Veteran actor Super OD dies at 84

Actor and comedian Super OD, born Asonaba Kwaku Darko, has passed away. He died on Tuesday, February 13 at the Agona Swedru Government Hospital in the Central Region. The actor who has been off the movie scene for some time due to old age and ill-health, was taken to the hospital on Saturday, February 10, after he complained he was not feeling well. In July, 2017, the Member 34

February 13, 2018 5:30 AM Gov’t reaffirms reduced tariffs despite high proposals

Government is optimistic of a reduction in the cost of electricity for the rest of this year. The optimism comes despite proposals for an increase in utility tariffs by service providers. This also follows a stakeholders’ forum ahead of the announcement of new tariffs by the end of this month. The average 14 percent reduction in the cost of electricity 40

February 8, 2018 3:13 PM Nana Addo’s 2018 State of the Nation address [Audio]

President Nana Akufo-Addo today [Thursday], February 08, 2018, delivered his second State of the Nation Address to Parliament. The President touted the achievements of the government in stabilizing the economy, implementing the Free SHS and clearing a huge chunk of debts owed by the National Health Insurance Scheme and contractors in the past one year. He also reiterated 53