Deputy Minister Lambasted For Telling Teachers That They Were Paid For No Work Done During Covid-19
Deputy Minister for Employment and Labour Relations, Bright Wireko-Brobby has receive several backlash for saying that Akufo-Addo government paid teachers for no work done during Covid-19 and so they should reason with the government. His comments comes in wake of the strike action embarked on by the Pre-tertiary teachers.
Okudzeto Quizzes Why Ken Ofori-Atta Concealed Some Details From Government On The COVID-19 Budget
Honorable Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has raised some questions on the COVID-19 budget accounted to parliament. He has quizzed why Ken Ofori-Atta hid some other details from the parliamentarians. In a post shared on his official Facebook page on Friday, 1st June 2022, he wrote; "Why did Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta blatantly conceal from Parliament the cost and other details of government’s controversial Smart Workplace Project when he presented his statement of accounts on COVID-19 expenditure last week?
You Went To IMF When There Was No Covid And You Want NPP To Do Same - Gabby Descends On Minority
Political activist and a journalist by profession, Gabby Otchere Darko has sent a message to the minority caucus in Parliament. In Gabby's recent tweet on Twitter, he made it clear that the minority in Parliament keeps rejecting government's policy in the house. He added that the NDC failed to manage the economy and even went ahead to IMF when there was no Covid-19.
New VAT rate stands at 19.25% - How the VAT System with COVID-19 Levy works.
There has been the imposition of a special levy known as the COVID-19 Health Recovery Levy on goods and services, and imports (Except Exempt Supplies and Imports).This new levy is mainly to help to raise revenue to support COVID-19 expenditures.According to the Ghana Revenue Authority, this new levy, which comes into effect from May 1, 2021 will be an addition to the sales taxes we currently have.
The public purse is bleeding: Ghc32 million spent on Covid-19 meetings alone in 9 months.
Imagine for a minute, that as the CEO of your company, staff report to you that, an amount of Ghc32 million had been used for just Zoom meetings and conferences due to Covid. How would you react? That is exactly what has been discovered in Parliament as the ministry of Health reports its out turns on budgetary expenditures for the year 2021.
[FACT] Total Spending And Reduced Revenues Due To COVID In 2020 Amounted To An Extra GHS25.1 Billion
There's a very interesting debate on Barnabas Nii Laryea's wall in which Kwabena Antwi-Boasiakoh claimed that "according to PWC (Price Water House Coopers), government's expected revenue in 2020 shrunk [from almost 100 billion cedis (total revenue)] to almost 23.8 billion cedis [(tax revenue) until 50 billion cedis tax revenue].
Over Ghc 8 Billion Was Spent: Checkout The Breakdown Of Covid-19 Expenditure Update- Read Details
The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta recently took it upon himself to finally storm parliament to account for the Covid-19 expenditure update after the speaker of parliament, Alban Bagbin issued a serious warning to the administration of the incumbent government. Even though Ken Ofori Atta took the privilege to highlight the various usage of the monies involved in the Covid-19 expenditure, the minority caucus agreed otherwise as they seek to probe the exact figures that were presented before parliament.
9 Great Gains Made by NPP before the Covid-19 Pandemic According to the Vice President of Ghana
On Thursday, 7 April 2022, the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, DR Mahamudu Bawumia took the opportunity to address the people of Ghana on the state of the economy. He made his remarkable presentation at an event organised by the NPP Youth Wing in partnership with the Danquah Institute at the National TESCON Conference, Millenium City in Kasoa Yesukrom.
"Something is chocking me", Hassan Ayariga cries out from Covid-19 ICU
The flagbearer of the All People's Congress (APC) in the last election, Mr. Hassan Ayariga is reportedly battling for his life in an undisclosed health facility in the country after being infected with Covid-19 According to reports available to CitizenOne, the embattled founder of APC was on life support.
I Find It Insulting When I See NPP Heap Problems On Covid and Russia Ukraine Issues – Osman Ayariga
The government cannot blame all economic problems to the coronavirus outbreak and the current Russia-Ukraine war, according to Osman Ayariga of the National Democratic Congress's (NDC) communications team. He believed that long before the two problems appeared, the Akufo-Addo administration's economy was worsening.
NDC Never Said The Covid 19 and Ukraine War Have No Bearing On The Economy-Ghanaians Massively React
Paul Adom Otchere has stated that the NDC trusted the IMF but eventually the IMF has defended the NPP's analysis that the government was affected by Covid 19 and the Ukraine War. Paul Adom therefore asked if the NDC still trusts the assessment by the IMF. Many Ghanaians have reacted vehemently to what Paul Adom indicated as some have asked Paul Adom to make some corrections in his account.
Investigate covid-19 spraying contract- Martin Kpebu
Martin Kpebu, a private attorney, has requested that the government create an independent commission of inquiry to look into the Fourth Estate's accusations of corruption against the Office of the President. The controversial Covid-19 contracts that were awarded and approved by the President's Office are the subject of the corruption charges.
State to begin paying €1,000 Covid-19 reward to medical services staff
The State has started the most common way of paying the €1,000 Covid-19 pandemic reward - the oddball installment guaranteed in January - to forefront medical care laborers utilized by the HSE. Serve for Health Stephen Donnelly said on Friday that the tax-exempt installment would be made "quickly to the individuals who are affirmed as qualified, through the following accessible finance".
Stop Using COVID-19 As An Excuse For Anything That U Cannot Do. Sammy Gyamfi To Akufo-Addo.
The Communication Director for the National Democratic Congress, Sammy Gyamfi has asked the Government to stop blaming their failure on the global pandemic, COVID-19. According to him, before COVID-19 came, the economy of the country was deteriorating. He proved with digits that the fiscal deficit, public dept and other things have already moved up before the outbreak of the virus.
W/R: We Will Chase Them With The COVID-19 Vaccines If They Will Not Come For Them - Health Director
President Akufo-Addo made it known that the government is targeting to vaccinate about 20 million of the total Ghanaian population. It seems that it would be difficult for the government to achieve its target as many have decided not to get vaccinated. Individuals have taken such a stand due to some myths and misconceptions around the COVID-19 vaccine.
Open Your Eyes And Review Covid-19 Spending Fully - Isaac Adongo Tells IMF Officials
The Bolgatanga Central lawmaker, Isaac Adongo has recently asked the officials from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to fully review and investigate the government’s spending, especially in the area of the covid-19. The IMF staff team, led by Carlo Sdralevich, mission chief for Ghana, has been in the country for about a week for introductory conversations with the Ghanaian government about a possible IMF-supported program.
E-levy will raise Ghana’s COVID-19 financial recovery – Dormaa East MP
The Member of Parliament for the Dormaa East Constituency, Paul Twum Barimah, has indicated that the Electronic dealings Levy, popularly referred to as E-Levy can boost Ghana’s COVID-19 economic recovery. per Mr. Twum Barimah, the e-levy may be a tax live introduced by the govt.
Ken Ofori Atta Blames Covid, Russia-Ukraine War For IMF U-turn
The Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori Atta has premised his government’s decision to go to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a bailout, on the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war. The decision to seek the IMF bailout was despite the New Patriotic Party’s assurance of a Ghana beyond aid while in opposition and their entrenched stance of using a homegrown panacea for Ghana’s economic downturn a few months ago.
Bawumia Claims Ghana’s Debt Would Have Been Sustainable If Not For Covid-19 And Russia-Ukraine War
Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has recently revealed that Ghana’s debt to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) would have been sustainable if not for covid-19 and the ongoing war between the Russians and the Ukrainians. According to him, the country would have been within the sustainable threshold of about 68%, instead of the 76.6% at the end of 2021.
"Don't talk about 'FixTheEconomy' without understanding that there was COVID-19- Paul Adom Otchere
The host of Good Evening Ghana Paul Adom Otchere has descended on Ghanaians calling on the Akufo-Addo administration to address the country's worsening economic conditions.According to him, Ghana’s economy has been hit by the coronavirus pandemic, and that the government couldn't address all their concerns.