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Heroes of Change Season V launched. To honour individual efforts in their communities

MTN GHANA Foundation has launched its fifth edition of Heroes of Change in Accra to celebrate individual efforts in transforming the communities in which they live. The impactful event is part of the Foundation’s commitment to constantly evolve ways and mechanisms that seek not only to make the lives of …

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GWCL to stop paper billing system in 2019

MANAGEMENT OF Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has begun the electronic billing of customers, with the assurance to stop the paper billing system in 2019. The company said the initiative is also to help address customer challenges and inconsistencies associated with the current manual system, as well as block leakages …

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Govt reviews 35% tax on income above GH¢10k

BY MUNTALLA INUSAH muntalla.inusah@dailyheritage.com.gh THE GOVERNMENT has reviewed its policy of imposing a 35% tax on income over GH¢10, 000, the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta has announced. In July this year, the minister announced that a new band rate needs to be added to the country’s current five bands graduated …

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92% of DKM claims paid – Finance Minister

BY MUNTALLA INUSAH muntalla.inusah@dailyheritage.com.gh GOVERNMENT OF Ghana through the Minister of Finance has taken measures to repay deposits of all customers of the defunct DKM Microfinance Company. According to the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta, who said this during the presentation of the 2019 budget Thursday on the floor of …

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Ghana’s debt stock hits GHc170.8billion

BY MUNTALLA INUSAH muntalla.inusah@dailyheritage.com.gh THE MINISTER of Finance and Economic Planning, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta has said the country’s public debt stock has risen to GHC170.8 billion. According to the Minister, the public debt (including financial sector bailout) as a percentage of GDP stood at 70.7% at the end of September …

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MTN adjudged ‘CSR Company of the Year’

MTN Ghana Foundation has been adjudged the ‘CSR Company of the Year 2018’ at the eighth Ghana CSR Excellence Awards (GHACEA). At the same event, MTN Ghana Foundation also won the ‘CSR Telecom of the Year’ and ‘CSR Award for Health’, making it a total of three awards on the …

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GLiPGOA demands Atomic gas explosion report

THE GHANA Liquefied Petroleum Gas Operators Association (GLiPGOA) has stated that the authorities have failed to produce a fire report to key stakeholders to know the exact cause of the Atomic gas explosions in Accra on October 7, 2017. According to the group, it has taken steps to act on …

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CAGD blows GH¢39m on books .Abandons them for 18yrs .MDAs say the books are now unusable

BY FRANCISCA ENCHILL A CORRUPTION Watch (CW) investigation has found that failure by some Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to work together and align their policies and procedures has led to more than GH¢39m worth of value books printed by the Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD) becoming useless as …

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Government’s fiscal consolidation Agenda on track – Standard Bank

BY ROSEMOND BOATENG ADDAI Rosemond.adjetey@yahoo.com   ECONOMIC AND research analysts at Standard Bank, parent company of Stanbic Bank Ghana, have stated that despite the recent downturn of the Ghana cedi, the government’s fiscal consolidation programme is still on track. This statement comes on the back of balance of payment surplus achieved …

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Corporate bodies urged to support teachers

MTN GHANA Foundation has congratulated all teachers including beneficiaries of its Teacher Improvement Awards on their contribution to skill development in Ghana on the occasion of World Teachers Day which fell on October 5, 2018. The Foundation took the opportunity to celebrate teachers for the central role they play in …

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