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POLITICS

Stop Blaming Others And Accept Responsibilities- Top Journalist Tells Akufo-Addo

Top Journalist in the Bono Region called Ahiatroga Seyram Manucho has told president Nana Akufo-Addo that he should stop blaming others and accept full responsibilities after saying that times are hard but it's not his fault. He questioned president Nana Akufo-Addo by saying that Mr President, do you know you can be impeached because of this statement?

  1 month ago ago
Stop Blaming Others And Accept Responsibilities- Top Journalist Tells Akufo-Addo

POLITICS

Bawumia, Ofori-Atta and Bonsu to be blamed for the 'shameful' act in Parliament over Budget 2022?

The controversial Agyenkwa Budget of the NPP government continues to reign as one of the most disrespected documents in the history of Ghana, due to its anti-human and anti-development nature. It is not surprising that the Minority Caucus took a vehement position against its removal and implementation. I must admit that majority of Ghanaians, whether in support of the NPP or NPP seem to have an anti-acceptable behaviour towards Ofori-Atta's Agyenkwa Budget of 2022.

  1 month ago ago
Bawumia, Ofori-Atta and Bonsu to be blamed for the 'shameful' act in Parliament over Budget 2022?

EDUCATION

Then Close Down All Schools; Ghanaians Reply Finance Minister for Saying 'Gov’t Payroll is Full.'

The Finance minister of Ghana, Ofori Atta has told some UPSA graduates that they should concentrate on building their own business. This is because the government payroll is full and cannot absorb them as many may wish to. Graduate in Ghana complete school in hope of finding a white-coloured job in a government sector.

  3 months ago ago
Then Close Down All Schools; Ghanaians Reply Finance Minister for Saying 'Gov’t Payroll is Full.'

POLITICS

Ofori Atta Humbled At Last, Removes Agyapa, Reduces E-levy In A New Budget

Tuesday, 30th November 2021 The finance minister is reportedly presenting a revised version of 2022 budget to parliament later today. This was after the first one was rejected by NDC led MPs on Friday. According to a social media activist and musician Kwame Obeng Asare aka A Plus, the new budget will see major differences from the the old one.

  1 month ago ago
Ofori Atta Humbled At Last, Removes Agyapa, Reduces E-levy In A New Budget

ECONOMY-FINANCE

It Is Wrong For Ofori Atta And Akufo Addo To Decide That We All Become Entrepreneurs -Bernard Mornah

The government through the Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta has proposed a 'YouStart' initiative in the 2022 budget statement seeking to provide capital to the youth to engage in entrepreneurship to curb the growing menace of unemployment in the country. Reacting to the 'YouStart' initiative proposed by the government in the 2022 budget, the former Chairman of the PNC, Bernard Ambataayela Mornah, has said that it is wrong for Ken Ofori Atta and President Akufo Addo to decide that they want to shift away from all professions and make Ghana an entrepreneurial country.

  1 month ago ago
It Is Wrong For Ofori Atta And Akufo Addo To Decide That We All Become Entrepreneurs -Bernard Mornah

HEALTH

Don't Worry About Me; My Spirit And Mind Are Glued To Work - Finance Minister To His Critics

Mr. Ken Ofori Atta, the Minister of Finance has confirmed that yes, he is currently battling an undisclosed liver disease like the USA-based Ghanaian Journalist, Kevin Taylor has often rumored. But he is ready to serve the nation. He finally spoke after a series of questions came from both his critics, loved ones, and concerned Ghanaians that he appears not to be in a good condition for his role but still refusing to stay home and concentrate on his personal health.

  2 months ago ago
Don't Worry About Me; My Spirit And Mind Are Glued To Work - Finance Minister To His Critics

ECONOMY-FINANCE

Ofori-Atta defaulted badly on Ghs5,000,000 loan-repayment

Prince Kofi Amoabeng, co-founder of the defunct UT Bank, has been recounting how the current Finance Minister, had defaulted badly on a five million cedis (Ghs5,000,000) loan, to give life support to his then troubled business. He tells of how Ken Ofori-Atta and his partner, Keli Gadzekpo, came to him carrying their shares in enterprise Insurance as collateral for a loan of Ghs5,000,000 which at that time was equivalent to US$5,000,000 because of the redenomination of the local currency that brought parity between the cedi and the US dollar.

  1 month ago ago
Ofori-Atta defaulted badly on Ghs5,000,000 loan-repayment

POLITICS

Pessimism About 2022 Budget Muted As NaBCo Beneficiaries Are Recalled; Ofori Atta To Dazzle NDC

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta is expected to deliver the 2022 budget in parliament on Wednesday 17 November 2021. The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) have been roaring at some possible increment in taxes and introduction of new ones. More to this was the huge pessimism about employment opportunities that the Akufo-Addo government promised in 2020, especially when some communications were sent to personnel of the Nation Builders' Corp (NaBCo) to vacate their post until further notice is given.

  2 months ago ago
Pessimism About 2022 Budget Muted As NaBCo Beneficiaries Are Recalled; Ofori Atta To Dazzle NDC

POLITICS

When It Is Not Going Well, We Blame Bawumia But When It Is Going Well, Ofori Atta Gets Praised-APlus

I mostly disagree with some of the things Kwame A Plus talks about but on this one, I honestly agree with him and you probably do too. Kwame A Plus says when the economy is going wrong, we blame the Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia but when everything seems right, we give all the credit to the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta.

  3 months ago ago
When It Is Not Going Well, We Blame Bawumia But When It Is Going Well, Ofori Atta Gets Praised-APlus

ECONOMY-FINANCE

'You cannot tax MoMo while sitting in your air-conditioned office.' — Avedzi fires Ofori-Atta

Deputy Minority Leader James Klutse Avedzi has urged Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta to develop alternative revenue-generating initiatives in lieu of the electronic transfer fee. According to him, the e-levy is an inefficient method of taxing, particularly when there are many income earners who are not subject to the tax system.

  28 days ago ago
'You cannot tax MoMo while sitting in your air-conditioned office.' — Avedzi fires Ofori-Atta

SOCIETY

Relief to drivers – no more road tolls

The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, has announced the decision by the government to scrap road tolls. This kicks in immediately parliament gives approval to the 2020 budget presented to the House. The goal is to help allow free flow of traffic - check the bumper-to-bumper clogging of roads the tolling points are causing.

  2 months ago ago
Relief to drivers – no more road tolls

POLITICS

E-Levy To Be Reduced To 1.5 Percent - Afenyo Markins Assures

The proposed electronic transaction levy (e-Levy) tax that was presented by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta in Parliament a few weeks ago is going to be reduced by some percentage soon. This hint was given by a sitting Member of Parliament from the ruling New Patriotic Party's side, Mr. Alexander Afenyo Markins.

  1 month ago ago
E-Levy To Be Reduced To 1.5 Percent - Afenyo Markins Assures

POLITICS

LGBTQI+Bill: Proselytize Them, Don’t Chastise Them – Ofori Atta To Parliament

Discussion on the LGBTQI+ Bill is accepting an alternate aspect as the disparate perspectives and conclusions continue to sneak in with the bill still under a microscope in the House of Parliament. The most recent high profile Ghanaian to add to the discussion is the Minister of Finance Ken Ofori Atta who rather accepts that individuals who take part in LGBTQI ought to be proselytized and get them atoned as opposed to coming out with a law to condemn them.

  2 months ago ago
LGBTQI+Bill: Proselytize Them, Don’t Chastise Them – Ofori Atta To Parliament

SOCIETY

Govt to abolish all road tolls nationwide from next year - Finance Minister

The Finance Minister of the Republic, Ken Ofori Atta has today announced that there will be no tolls on public roads nationwide coming 2022. He was of the view that toll booths cause unnecessary traffic in most of the traffic jammed areas and stated that the toll booths dotted on all of the government roads in the country are unable to generate enough funds to facilitate any developmental project in the country and hence, the need to abolish it than use the State resources to fund their activities - a worrying trend that seems to be causing more harm to the county's finances.

  2 months ago ago
Govt to abolish all road tolls nationwide from next year - Finance Minister

ECONOMY-FINANCE

2022 budget: Any Ghanaian transferring over GH¢100 is no longer poor – Ursula Owusu

The Minister for Communications and Digitalisation, Ursula Owusu Ekuful, has stated that any Ghanaian transferring over GH¢100 through mobile money isn't poor, therefore, ought to be taxed. Her comments come after Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta announced the creation of a 1.75% phone transactions levy payable via mobile cash users per transaction above GH¢100.

  2 months ago ago
2022 budget: Any Ghanaian transferring over GH¢100 is no longer poor – Ursula Owusu

ECONOMY-FINANCE

You go Pay?- Gov’t Introduces E-levy On Mobile Money Transactions.

Effective on Saturday, January 1, 2022, the electronic levy on all mobile money transactions will commence in Ghana according to the Finance minister Hon. Ken Ofori Atta. Delivering the 2022 budget reading in Parliament today, the Hon minister said: “It is becoming clear there exists the enormous potential to increase tax revenues by bringing into the tax bracket, transactions economy be b.est defined as being undertaken in the ‘informal economy,” Mr. Ofori-Atta observed on Wednesday, November 17 as he presented the 2022 budget statement in Parliament.

  2 months ago ago
You go Pay?- Gov’t Introduces E-levy On Mobile Money Transactions.

POLITICS

Ghanaians Will Also Find A Way To Vote NPP Out- Netizens React To NPP Finding A Way To Win NDC Over

Ken Ofori Atta seems to have angered some Ghanaians with his latest messages or information about the Electronic Transaction Levy also called E Levy. Some portion of Ghanaians were already angry with the fact that they might pay a tax of 1.75% on transactions that make with the Mobile money accounts.

  1 month ago ago
Ghanaians Will Also Find A Way To Vote NPP Out- Netizens React To NPP Finding A Way To Win NDC Over

POLITICS

Murtala Mohammed Slammed Ofori Atta Over His Statement On Government Payroll.

Member of Parliament for Tamale central, Murtala Mohammed has slammed the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta for his comments on the government’s payroll. Mr. Murtala Mohammed is of the view that those comments are an admission of a government that has failed, and thus urged them to admit it.

  3 months ago ago
Murtala Mohammed Slammed Ofori Atta Over His Statement On Government Payroll.

HEALTH

Ken Ofori Atta Opens Up On His Health

Ghana’s Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta has for the first time opened up on his quite obvious ‘deteriorating’ health condition. The minister’s current plumpy looks have gotten many Ghanaians talking and wondering what could be wrong with him. Speaking in an interview on Metro TV, Mr. Ofori Atta as quoted by Ghana web explained, it all started after his discharge from the hospital after he contracted COVID-19.

  2 months ago ago
Ken Ofori Atta Opens Up On His Health

ECONOMY-FINANCE

E-levy: What happened to Akufo-Addo’s government’s promise of not taxing the poor?

The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, the previous day, provided the 2022 financial statement and budget to Parliament in Accra. Mr. Ofori-Atta outlined severa interventions and guidelines the new Patriotic party (NPP) government has engaged for the reason that start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2 months ago ago
E-levy: What happened to Akufo-Addo’s government’s promise of not taxing the poor?