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GRA to introduce electronic Vehicle Income Tax payment

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) is to scrap the manual payment of Vehicle Income Tax (VIT) by commercial drivers, for which stickers are issued, and replace it with an electronic system. Under the new arrangement, commercial drivers can pay for their VIT through mobile money and enforcing officers, including the police, personnel of the GRA and the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA), will verify the tax standing of commercial drivers through the short code *901*111#. The system will be linked to the DVLA, and commercial drivers will have their VIT checked before they can renew their road worthy...

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NPP ready for extraordinary regional delegates conferences

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has set May 18, 2019 for the election of regional executive members for the new regions. Special regional executive committee meetings will also be held in Bono, May 3, 2019; Northern, May 4, 2019; Western Region, May 5, 2019 and Volta Region, May 5, 2019 to fill vacant positions. Addressing the media in Accra yesterday, the General Secretary of the party, Mr John Boadu, explained that the decision to hold these extraordinary regional delegates conferences and special regional executive meetings had been necessitated by the need to fill vacant regional executive positions, occasioned by...

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President Akufo-Addo Inspects 1D1F Project In Tanoso

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has inspected the site of Rhovanni Royal Company Limited, one of the enterprises operating under Government’s “One District One Factory” (1D1F) programme, located at Tanoso in the Ahafo region. President Akufo-Addo visited the project site on Saturday, 13th April, 2019, on the 2nd day of his 2-day tour of the Ahafo Region. Government is currently facilitating the establishment of 181 enterprise projects in 110 Districts, Municipal and Metropolitan Assemblies across the 16 regions of the country. Out of this number, 79 projects of these projects are at various stages of...

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GIJ SRC elections disrupted by protest

Elections expected to take place at the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) for weekend students this morning to elect new Students Representative Council (SRC) Executives were disrupted by protests. Three level 400 students who led the action prevented electorates from exercising their right and carried ballot boxes mounted away. They raised concerns about the late start of the exercise, describing it as a deliberate attempt to disenfranchise weekend students. They packed up the ballot boxes away in a store on the campus as the school’s Electoral Commission (EC) officer and police watched on helpless. One of the three students,...

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Lee Ocran laid to rest

Former Education Minister, Lee Ocran was laid to rest on Saturday, April 13, 2019. The late Lee Ocran, also a former MP for the Jomoro Constituency, died on Thursday, 21st February 2019. Mr Ocran, 74, was said to have been battling an illness prior to his death. The burial service was held at his hometown, Nawule near Half Assini in the Jomoro Municipality in the Western Region. In attendance were sympathisers and a strong delegation from the NDC, led by Flagbearer John Mahama. Other party officials including Johnson Asiedu Nketia, NDC General Secretary; Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, NDC National Chairman;...

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