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True to the mandate, SSNIT has invested these monies mainly in the housing, hotel, health, transportation and educational sectors. It also has equity in many organisations and institutions.

Need for fair and just pension for workers

Written By Justice Mingle - Revelations by President Akufo-Addo that the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations should liaise with the Social Security and National Insurance Trust, SSNIT, and the National Pensions Regulatory Authority, NPRA to bring finality to all outstanding pension related issues in the next three months is indeed music to the ears. President Akufo-Addo at the May Day parade this year assured workers that government will pay Nine hundred million Cedis arrears it owes SSNIT whiles the remaining ¢800 million would be settled next year.

Snr. Government Minister, Mr. Yaw Osafo Marfo.

Written By Justice Mingle -  A lot of heat has been generated following an attempt by Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Marfo to explain the rational for the deportation of alleged Chinese illegal miner Aisha Huang. Aisha was put before court for engaging in the illegal mining but the Attorney General filled a nolle prosequi and led to her deportation from the country. A participant in a recent town hall meeting in the United States wanted to know the government’s justification for letting go a woman caught for her involvement in illegal mining. Responding to the question, the Senior Minister said Ghana has great diplomatic relationship with China and intends to partner that country in key infrastructural projects citing the two billion Sinohydro deal. According to Mr. Osafo Marfo, putting that woman in jail is not going to solve Ghana’s economic problems. This statement offended some Ghanaians prompting calls for the resignation of the Senior Minister.

Under the new system, students in SHS two and three will continue with the normal system but run a semester system just like the universities.

Introduction Of The Two Track System Of Admitting Students Into SHS

Written By Dr. Kofi Amponsah-Bediako - Over the years, the country’s students' population has been increasing at a faster rate than available infrastructure. With the introduction of the Free SHS, more students are expected to take advantage of the system to find themselves in schools.

It is commendable for the government to put in place the necessary reforms to support revenue mobilization, such as the issuance of a National ID Card, Tax Identification Number, National Digital Property Addressing System,...

National Revenue Targeting And Expenditure Projections

Written By Dr. Eric Akobeng - The inability of the revenue authority to set challenging revenue targets has adverse implications for the economy. The government is unable to meet expenditure targets. Revenue authorities have over the years been setting low targets to easily achieve them to escape blame for under-performing.

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