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It is in the light of this that the current campaign by the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) to sensitise Ghanaians on the need to register for their Tax Identification Numbers (TIN) is seen as a positive step.

Vice President Dr. Bawumia speaks at the launch of the 2018 Tax and Good Governance Week in Accra on April 06, 2018

Written by Dr. Kofi Amponsah-Bediako - Throughout the world, various countries depend on taxation whether directly or indirectly to raise money for developmental purposes. Countries that are able to do this effectively promote socio-economic development to high levels to the satisfaction of their citizens. Infrastructural development such as the construction of roads, bridges and the building of hospitals, schools and expansion of electricity and water supply systems become real due to effective taxation systems.

It is in the light of this that one finds the latest report by the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC) very interesting albeit worrying. According to the report ...


Written by Justice Mingle - Oil revenue is very strategic and crucial to a fledging economy like Ghana. In some jurisdictions oil find has been a curse more than a blessing.

The continuous littering of the environment is actually making the President's vision of making Accra one of the cleanest cities in Africa an illusion. For government to realise this vision,...

Residents walk through a section of their flooded community. File image 2016

Written by Daniel Otsin - The Government's quest to make Accra one of the cleanest cities in Africa is good, looking at the current situation in the country where it is believed that about 20 million tonnes of waste is generated daily, with Accra alone generating the chunk of it. The improper management of these wastes is making the country filthy and unattractive. T

Also 150 million still drink from untreated water sources such as rivers, lakes and streams, which is a serious health risk. Unclean water according to the World Health Organisation, WHO kills one million babies in their first month of life from preventable deaths, across the world.

Commemoration of World Water Day

Written by Joyce Gyeke - The earth is made up of about 70 percent water. Out of this 96 percent is held by oceans, meaning all but four percent of our water is saline. Water resources like streams, rivers, lakes and groundwater, provide people with water they need everyday to live. According to the UN, 2.1 billion people have safe drinking water at home, of these 844 million do not have access to drinking water service, including 263 million people who travel for more than 30 minutes per trip to collect water.

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