Tue, Sep

Francis-Xavier Kojo Sosu, MP, Madina

Law school admission was one of the topical issues ahead of the 2020 General Elections. Indeed during the vetting of Ministers, the Attorney General assured the committee of taking an-all-inclusive look at the situation to find solutions that would expand access without compromising quality. Given the theme of the budget, “Economic Revitalization through completion, consolidation and continuity”, our policy direction in every area of the economy must be progressive and forward looking. Unfortunately, the issue of law school access and potential of Ghanaians becoming lawyers is rather sadly retrogressive.

  • The Government said they are better managers of the economy and yet are being very dishonest with the deficit position of the country. Government claims that it resorted to borrowing due to Covid-19, and the need to provide austerity measures to reduce the impact of Covid-19. However, ...

Francis-Xavier Kojo Sosu, MP, Madina

Written By Francis-Xavier Kojo Sosu - Listening to the Budget today, I felt very ashamed and disappointed as a Ghanaian who had high hopes for the future. A National Budget in a pandemic must offer hope and inspiration. This budget does not inspire confidence for the future of the Ghanaian youth. It kills the aspirations of young businesses and seeks to further worsen the plight of the poor and vulnerable through obnoxious tax regimes.

  • Clearly, the impact of Covid-19 on the economy in 2020 was pronounced. There have been reported revenue losses for media houses, hotels and restaurants amongst others, while retail outlets have rationalized their staff levels, resulting in a 50% reduction in some cases.

Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and leader of government business will present the 2021 Budget statement

Written By Yaw K. Dei - The 2021 Budget will ensure recovery and macroeconomic stability through well-thought out tax measures in a difficult time. In previous budgets, the NPP Government sought to ensure that economic growth and its benefits trickled down to all citizens; and that the benefits are tangibly felt by everyone. Nuisance taxes imposed by the previous Government were abolished and as a listening government, taxes that were earlier introduced such as the luxury vehicle tax and the adjusted Pay As You Earn (PAYE) tax rates that had noticeable impact on the middle class were removed when concerns were raised by the public.

  • It started with homosexuality and new terms such as LGBT evolved and now we have LGBTQIA+, people who have identified themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer.

Should LGBTQIA+ be recognised in Ghana?

Written By Dr. John Boakye - We know that human beings were created male and female.