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E-levy Proceeds Will Create Jobs For Over 11 Million People – Ofori-Atta

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E-levy Proceeds Will Create Jobs For Over 11 Million People - Ofori-Atta

The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, has said proceeds from the 1.75% E-Levy, proposed in the 2022 budget, would ensure that over 11 million people are employed.

He noted that 58 percent of the country’s population are between 15 and 59 years, which is about 18million people.

“Of this number, 2.4million are in formal employment whilst the remaining 15 million are split between informal and underemployment”, stressing that 11 million people are with no clear path when it comes to employment opportunities.

It was held on the theme: “Building a Sustainable Entrepreneurial Nation; Opportunities for Ghana’s Youth”.

Ken Ofori-Atta contended that “for us as a government, our task is to ensure we extend opportunities to the youth. The consequences of having eleven million people with no clear path, undoubtedly, our recovery efforts hinges on tailored support to provide skills and funding to our young people to pursue their ambition to free them”, indicating that nothing is impossible.

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“How do we as a nation move into an entrepreneurial stage to have an opportunity to contribute to national development? How do we reduce our debt and create employment?

How do we take care of our infrastructure and roads so that we open up the country and build good Internet systems to create opportunities for all? Why are we being resistant to the future? We have nothing to fear. Have we as a nation understood the times that we are in and are we ready to sacrifice to move to a whole different level”?

Ken Ofori-Atta emphasized that “When somebody tells you we shouldn’t go there, tell them, give me an alternative for this 11 million people who are at home and not working”.

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Kwame A Plus Blames President Akufo-Addo’s ‘Under Performance’ Partly On His Age

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Kwame A Plus Blames President Akufo-Addo's 'Under Performance' Partly On His Age

Controversial Political activist and businessman, Kwame Asare Obeng popularly called Kwame A-Plus has rated the performance of the president as poor claiming his age has affected his ability to govern the country effectively, giving him 20%.

Berla Mundi shared a tweet of what A-Plus supposedly said on TV3’s NewDay about the president’s performance in the last 5yrs saying his age has affected his ability to govern the country effectively.

According to the post, Kwame A-Plus gave the president’s performance  20% and he thinks he’s overwhelmed, and his age has affected his ability to govern the country effectively which has turned him into a pastor now as he’s more lenient than he used to be.

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To A-Plus going by the post Berla Mundi made, the president has become soft and not able to govern the country effectively because he’s overwhelmed and his age is also playing a very vital role in his inefficiency.

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We Can’t Continue To Borrow; E-Levy Is Our Only Option – Ursula Owusu

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E-levy Saga: If You Send MoMo More Than GHS 100, You're Not Poor - Ursula Owusu

Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Minister of Communications and Digitization, believes Ghana cannot keep begging or borrowing to finance its growth.

As a result, she claims the only way to increase income is to collect the 1.75 percent E-tax on financial transactions.

She said the E-levy would offer Ghana the much-needed resources to carry out its various developmental initiatives during a government town hall gathering in Koforidua, Eastern Region.

The cash must be created domestically or we must borrow, and we cannot continue to borrow to support our progress.

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“To achieve Ghana beyond assistance, we must all support the e-levy and contribute to national development,” she stated.

Ursula Owusu-Ekuful cautioned that continuing to borrow from donors might rob Ghana of its independence and autonomy.

“Donors will control our growth speed as long as we are reliant on them,” she envisaged.

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Fmr Prez John Mahama To Launch Atta Mills Memorial Heritage

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Fmr Prez John Mahama To Launch Atta Mills Memorial Heritage

Former President John Mahama is set to launch a memorial heritage in honour of late former President John Evans Atta Mills.

The establishment named John Evans Atta Mills (JEAM) Memorial
Heritage was announced by a group of academics, professional colleagues, students, family and appointees of the former President.

The launch has been scheduled to take place at the Cedi Conference Centre, the University of Ghana on February 1, 2022.

The Memorial Heritage is a non-profit, independent, non-partisan organization anchored in Professor Mills’ passion and commitment to inclusivity, transparency, accountability, and his relentless quest for peace and a better society.

It will be chaired by Nana Kobina Nketsia V, Paramount Chief of the Essikado Traditional Area in the Western Region.

Senior Economist and elder statesman, Mr Kwame Pianim, is also expected to deliver the main speech at the launch themed The man John Evans Atta Mills – 10 years on.

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There will be thematic presentations by Professor Akua Kuenyehia, former President of the International Criminal Court, the Hague, Professor Francis Dodoo, a former Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana and four-time Olympian.

Dr Esther Ofei-Aboagye, a former Director of the Institute of Local Government Studies will also be present.

These were contained in a statement signed by a former Health Minister, Alexander Segbefia which

A group of academics, professional colleagues, students, family and appointees of President John
Evans Atta Mills today announced the establishment.

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