• Full statement of the 2018 Mid-year budget review

    Full statement of the 2018 Mid-year budget review0

    The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta Thursday presented a review of the 2018 budget statement to Parliament. One key highlight of the statement was the non-increment in Value Added Tax (VAT) as speculated.  He noted, “I will also like to advise our friends [Minority], that we should stop taking directions on economic policy from social

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  • 2018 budget macroeconomic highlights

    2018 budget macroeconomic highlights0

    As the nation patiently await the Mid-Year review of the “Putting Ghana back to work” 2018 national budget, here is a reminder of the macroeconomic targets of the government in the 2018 Budget. Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta is expected in parliament Thursday morning to present a review of the 2018 budget, as the year shifts

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  • Free healthcare as University of Ghana Medical Centre opens

    Free healthcare as University of Ghana Medical Centre opens0

    All referrals to the newly opened University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) will be treated for free for the next two weeks, management has announced. Chairman of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) Dr Anarfi Asamoah-Baah announced this at a short ceremony to open the facility on Wednesday. The 650-bed facility built at a cost of

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  • University of Ghana Medical Centre  opens today

    University of Ghana Medical Centre opens today0

    The University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) will officially commence operations today. The 650-bed facility built at a cost of $217 million has been dormant for more than 18 months after the first phase of the project was inaugurated by former President John Dramani Mahama. The facility will only take referral Out Patient Department (OPD)

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  • Ghana can generate GH¢83 billion annually from recycled waste- UNDP

    Ghana can generate GH¢83 billion annually from recycled waste- UNDP0

    Ghana can generate GH¢83 billion annually through recycled waste. The country is estimated to generate 30,000 tonnes of solid waste daily and 86 per cent of the waste are recoverable through recycling. This was made known at a multi-stakeholder Waste Resource Platform meeting in Accra organised by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The meeting,

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  • Uber updates privacy policy by anonymising contacts

    Uber updates privacy policy by anonymising contacts0

    Uber has announced new privacy changes to its app in Ghana that now anonymises phone numbers of driver-partners and riders. As of 12 July 2018, drivers and riders will no longer have access to each other’s private phone numbers. Lola Kassim, General Manager West Africa, explains, “voice anonymisation is a safety precaution, ensuring that the

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