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Fuel Average

IES Analysis: Domestic Fuel Prices Quadruple in the Last Decade

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Over the past decade (2010-2019), Ghana has seen a 347 percent increase in price of Gasoline (Petrol) and a 338 percent increase in Gasoil...
poultry

Waive taxes on poultry inputs – poultry farmers appeal

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The Dormaa Poultry Farmers Association has appealed to the Government to waive taxes on imported poultry inputs to ameliorate production challenges. ...
Dr. Ken Ashigbey, CEO - Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications

48 percent of telcos’ revenue consumed by taxes – study shows

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In 2019, almost half of revenues generated by telecom industry players, comprising of mainly telcos and telecom infrastructure companies went to government as taxes.  This...
Science Nuclear Industrialisation

Mobile industry tax contribution hits GHC3.2billion in 2019

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The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunication on Tuesday said the mobile network operators and infrastructure companies contributed GH¢3.2billion in taxes and other remittances to the...
tobacco

2021 Budget should increase taxes on tobacco, alcoholic beverages-VALD

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The Vision for Alternative Development (VALD), a non-governmental organization has launched a 2020 Tobacco Industry Interferences Index Report- Ghana with a call on government...
Maersk

Danish shipping group AP Moller-Maersk’s 2nd-quarter profit triples

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Danish shipping and logistics group AP Moller-Maersk said on Wednesday its second-quarter net profit almost tripled despite lower business and consumer activity during the...
Ghana Parliament-

Government seeks parliament’s approval for GH¢11.8bn supplementary budget

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The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, on Thursday requested Parliament to approve more than GH¢11. 8 billion to support government’s expenditure for remaining months...
Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta

Government revises 2020 GDP growth to 0.9 percent due to COVID-19

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The Government has revised its growth target downwards to 0.9 percent for 2020 from the projected 6.8 percent due to the negative impact of...

Akufo-Addo’s government spends GHC20.14 billion in executing key campaign promises

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The Akufo-Addo-led government has spent GHC20.14 billion in implementing the Free SHS, banking sector clean-up, recruitment of 100,000 NaBCo beneficiaries and restoring teacher/nursing trainee...
NCCE

Sekyere South NCCE seeks stakeholder inputs on outreach programmes

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The Sekyere South District Directorate of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has held a day’s stakeholders’ consultative engagement to solicit inputs to...

Govt. must adopt financial literacy in educational curriculum – AFLO

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The Alliance of Financial Literacy Organisation (AFLO) on Tuesday called on government to inculcate financial literacy into the educational curriculum to prepare students on...
Palestinians are seen inside their temporary house "caravan" in the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Younis on July 7, 2015. The 50-day war between Israel and Gaza Hamas-led militant groups ended after Egypt brokered a truce between the two sides. However, people in the coastal enclave still live amid poverty, unemployment and the ongoing endless Israeli blockade. (Xinhua/Wissam Nassar)

Israeli deduction of taxes to worsen Palestinian financial crisis

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The Israeli government's decision to deduct millions of U.S. dollars from Palestinian tax revenues will exacerbate the Palestinian Authority (PA)'s financial crisis in 2020,...
telcos Ghana

Telcos dodging taxes, or MoC doing propaganda?

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It is fair to say, all other things being equal, even though everyone knows tax payment is a legal and moral obligation, no one likes...
Telecom industry

Telcos in Ghana underpaid taxes from 2015 to 2017 

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Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu Ekuful has revealed that between 2015 and first quarter of 2017, government lost GHC300 million in VAT, Communications Service...

Adansi Trade Associations agree to pay their taxes

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Members of various trade associations in the Adansi North and Adansi-Asokwa Districts, have agreed to honour their tax obligations promptly. The move would enable their...
Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful

Let telecos pay taxes on mobile money transaction fees

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Let telecos pay taxes on mobile money transaction fees Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Communications Minister on Thursday implored the Finance Minister and the Ghana...
Airbus’ Tianjin center delivered the 8,000th A320 family aircraft to Air China. (Photo by Li Yingqi from People’s Daily)

U.S. plans new tariffs for EU liquors, airbus aviation products

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The Trump administration said it plans to levy new tariffs on European exports worth more than $7 billion, including products like wine and whiskey,...
Informal Sector Pay Taxes

Little drops of taxes makes a mighty budget- Amponsah

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A senior officer of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has reiterated the need for Ghanaians to pay taxes as it is the country’s surest...
Mtn

MTN Ghana Settles Taxes Totaling Gh₵1.5 Billion

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Telecoms giant, MTN Ghana, last year, paid a total of GHC1.48 billion in taxes, out of which, GHC1.3 billion went to the Ghana Revenue...
Fero Mobile Phones

In 2018 Mobile Operators Contributed Gh₵1.94 Billion in Taxes

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Mr Ken Ashigbey, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications, has said network operators in 2018 paid a total of GH¢1.94...
Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA)

GRA Vows to Collect More Taxes

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Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has expressed its determination to do all it can under the laws and employ innovative strategies to ensure that all...
Akufo-Addo (left) speaking at the meeting with members of the Council of State at the Jubilee House

Ghana’s President and Council of State Discuss Taxes

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Members of the Council of State, Monday, called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to deliberate pertinent national issues, including the levels of taxes...
miners

Tanzanian Small-Scale Miners happy over scrapped taxes

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Tanzania's small-scale miners on Monday thanked President John Magufuli after Parliament last week endorsed a bill designed to reduce taxes imposed on mining. "We...
tax

DCE for Sissala West Ask Residents to Pay Taxes Often

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The people of Sissala West, have been urged to honour their tax obligations to help the District Assembly generate more revenue to bring rapid...

World Bank Group 2019 Doing Business Report: Ghana makes a significant progress

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Ghana has made progress to improve the ease of doing business, according to the World Bank Group 2019 Doing Business Report - Training for...
Taxes

Every Economy Depends on Taxes for its Developmental Agenda

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Mr James Anaman, a Retired Staff of the Ghana Revenue Authority has described taxes as the life blood of any economy aspiring for greater...
Taxes

NCCE advises Ghanaians to pay their taxes for development

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A Civic Education Officer of the National Commission for Civic Education, (NCCE), Mr David K Domeh, has urged citizens in the informal sector to...
Ghana Revenue Authority

Association Seeks GRA Support Over Their Taxes

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Members of the Asante-Akim South branch of the Hairdressers and Beauticians Association of Ghana have called on the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) to introduce...
Seeds

Tanzania to waive levies, taxes on locally produced seeds to boost agriculture

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Tanzania is set to waive some of the levies and taxes imposed on locally produced seeds in the east African nation in a move...
gold mining

Mining investors want Ghana to remove taxes on exploration

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Mining investors see Taxes including Value Added Tax (VAT) on exploration activities in Ghana as one of the key disincentives killing investment in exploration...