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Avoiding tax is sheer selfishness

SINCE THE Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) began enforcement of the tax stamp to ensure all who are required to pay tax do so, the DAILY HERITAGE is reliably informed that some unscrupulous individuals have resorted to producing products at midnight for sale to avoid detection by the GRA. This act …

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Need to assist mental patients

A DRIVE through the principal streets of the nation’s capital, Accra and other cities across the country would reveal that there are increasing numbers of mentally ill patients roving the streets dangerously. So grim is the situation that some mentally deranged persons are seen on almost daily basis preparing meals …

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The fight against Climate Change

CLIMATE SCIENTISTS have defined Global Warming as the term used to describe a gradual increase in the average temperature of the earth’s atmosphere and its oceans, a change that is believed to be permanently changing the earth’s climate. Scientific consensus on climatic changes related to Global Warming is that the …

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GRA must up its game in clamping down tax evaders

A CORRUPTION Watch (CW) investigations captured on the front page of today’s edition reveal a worrying development of huge revenue losses at the country’s ports. The report said the government has virtually lost a whopping GHc102, 997,447.60 in unpaid taxes as Market Direct Limited, a bonded warehouse that failed to …

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90,000 graduates for NABCO great news

IT IS indeed heartwarming to learn that as many as 90,000 applicants of the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) Programme have accepted their placements in all seven modules of the programme across the country. NABCO was launched by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as part of efforts to reduce graduate unemployment. …

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Let’s stop the discrimination against People Living with Vitiligo

IT HAS become necessary to drum home yet again the need for people to desist from discriminating against Persons Living with Vitiligo. Vitiligo is a chronic skin condition characterised by portions of the skin losing their pigment. It occurs when skin pigment cells die or are unable to function. Aside cases of contact …

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AMA must be more aggressive in ensuring every household has a toilet facility

NOVEMBER 19 -World Toilet Day- is fast approaching, but not much positive news can be said about the role of various assemblies in enforcing a key law that enjoins all landlords/ladies to provide tenants with toilet facilities. The World Toilet Day is a day set aside to campaign, motivate and mobilise …

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This tilapia ‘ban’ makes nonsense of the scientific method

BY CAMERON DUODU ON THE face of it, we should be grateful to the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development for acting so very fast to save us from the danger that it says threatens our food supply system through the “spread of Tilapia Lake Virus.” According to the Ministry …

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ECG officials who sell meters must be exposed

ACQUISITION OF Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) meters continues to be a major challenge to consumers because of the cumbersome nature of the processes for securing a meter. Many consumers have had cause to complain bitterly about the frustrations they go through to acquire a meter even when a valid …

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Govt must take a second look at Bonding laws

THE GENERAL concept of bonding students is to ensure that the State does not waste resources to train the needed human resource only to lose them to the private sector or other agencies after the students have completed their programmes of study.   In the teaching profession for instance, students …

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