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The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta has indicated that one of the taxes that would be adjusted during the Mid-Year Review is the luxury tax on vehicles in response to stakeholders’ concerns.

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta. File image

In accordance with Section 28 of the Public Financial Management Act, 2016, Act 921, the Finance Minister is mandated to present a Mid-Year Fiscal Policy Review of the Budget to Parliament, not later than the 31st of July of each financial year.

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.

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