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Prof Naana Not Too “Deep-rooted” In NDC- Abdul Malik Kweku Baako

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Prof Naana Not Too “Deep-rooted” In NDC- Abdul Malik Kweku Baako

 

 

 

 

Seasoned journalist, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako says the contribution of NDC Running Mate, Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang to local government expert, Professor Kwamena Ahwoi’s book will have adverse repercussions for her and the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Prof. Kwamena Ahwoi has compiled his working relationship with former President Jerry John Rawlings in his newly launched book titled ”Working With Rawlings”.

Prof. Ahwoi, who served as Minister of Local Government and Rural Development from 1990 to 2001 under Rawlings regime, opened up on lots of activities that occurred during his time with the former President.

The book’s foreword was written by Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang and she is said to be part of the people who gave the greenlight for its publication.

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But Prof. Ahwoi’s book has been challenged by members of the NDC.

He talked about experiences like Mr. Rawlings squeezing the testicles of a former member of the NDC, Bede Ziedeng, over claims that the latter was opposed to the election of late President John Evans Atta Mills as NDC flagbearer in 2002.

The book also mentioned former Communications Minister and his Deputy, Edward Omane Boamah and Felix Kwakye Ofosu saying they were recruited together with others to attack Mr. Rawlings.

Following the launch of the book, Mr. Omane Boamah and Kwakye Ofosu have both denied the allegations leveled against them by Prof. Ahwoi.

To Kweku Baako, on the other hand, the disclosures in the book coupled with some inaccurate contents have given ammunition to political opponents, particularly the New Patriotic Party, to use against Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang and the NDC.

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Mr. Baako believed Prof. Naana Opoku-Agyemang has shot herself in the foot because of her contribution to the book.

To him, Prof. Naana Opoku-Agyemang may not have appreciated the consequences of the book and its release time because she wasn’t a card-bearing member of the NDC when she penned its foreword, but her role in writing the book will definitely affect her.

“Because her membership is not too deep-rooted, that’s why maybe she didn’t appreciate the repercussions of this book in terms of timing of its release, not that it won’t be released at all. Because, look, the things in this book will create a lot of problems within the NDC,” he said on Peace FM’s’Kokrokoo’.

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Mahama’s Promise To Cancel E-levy Is A Political Talk – NPP

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The ruling government New Patriotic Party (NPP) has said John Mahama's promise to Ghanaian to scrap the E-levy if NDC win power in 2024 is a just a political tlak.

The ruling government New Patriotic Party (NPP) has said John Mahama’s promise to Ghanaian to scrap the E-levy if NDC win power in 2024 is a just a political talk.

According to NPP, the e-levy which started on Sunday, May 1 cannot be abolished by the NDC party.

Just like the one-time premium and the repeal of talk tax that John Mahama and his NDC promised, but failed to implement when they were in power, this promise is just a political talk.”

“In any event, can John Mahama explain the difference between his 17.5% tax on financial transactions and his manifesto pledge to impose a uniform tax on all electronic transactions? Are these measures E-Levy in disguise and does he stand by them?” Communications Director of the NPP Yaw Buaben Asamoa wondered at a press conference in Accra Wednesday.

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He stressed: “If we reflect deeply, we will accept, as the records show, that significant change to our political institutions and conduct, economic structure and management and positive social impact, has mostly happened under the NPP’s watch.

“Many very significant national reverses occurred under the six years of John Mahama’s Presidency. He has since been rejected twice in elections. It’s possible his recent address is motivated by self-preservation towards his continued leadership of the NDC into 2024, given that both insiders and external observers are writing him off”.

He added: “Under John Mahamas’ leadership, Ghana will slip backwards into chaotic incompetence. Just like his autobiography tells all, he cannot take decisions. As he says in his book, he will ride this country like a bicycle, out of control and dangerously downhill, merely hopeful of survival.

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“The 2024 presidential election is expected to be about two choices: whether we choose to build on the significant gains so far made under President Akufo-Addo with a new presidential candidate from the NPP who comes with his or her own fresh ideas as well or to choose the candidate the NDC are threatening to bring back, John Dramani Mahama.”

 

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Supreme Court Dismisses Minority Injunction Application Against E-levy

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Supreme Court Dismisses Minority Injunction Application Against E-levy

The Supreme Court has thrown out the injunction application filed against the e-levy.

The apex court also directed the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) to keep all records of deductions following the implementation of the electronic transaction levy.

In a unanimous ruling, Presiding Judge Nene Amegatcher reading the judgment noted that the nature of the relief sought by the minority is null and void.

Three Members of Parliament; Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu; Mahama Ayariga(Bawku Central) and Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa(North Tongu) are seeking the Supreme Court to restrain the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) from implementing the E-Levy until the final determination of an earlier substantive suit challenging the constitutionality of the bill by Parliament.

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Lead counsel for minority, Godwin Edudzi Tamaklo argued that greater parties will suffer, adding he 5u4 e-levy did not seek the interest of the public.

Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Godfred Yeboah Dame opposed the injunction by the three minority members.

 

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We’ll Account For E-levy – Akufo-Addo Pledges

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We’ll Account For E-levy – Akufo-Addo Pledges

President Akufo-Addo has reiterated the commitment of government to ensure transparency and judicious use of revenue mobilized through the implementation of the e-levy Act to engender confidence among tax payers.

According to the President “government agenda to introduce the electronic levy bill, is now electronic transfer levy Act 2022 “Act 1075″ is a strategic decision to boost our revenue mobilization drive in order to grow our economy by ourselves to improve social, economic and infrastructural development in the republic of Ghana. The controversies which emanated from the inception of the electronic levy bill was a healthy one for our democracy as a nation”.

President Akufo-Addo therefore assured that “the government is committed to ensure the Judicious administration and implementation and the same time reporting of all revenues collected under the newly introduced electronic levy Act to impose a confidence in the government”.

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This was contained in a speech read on behalf of the President by the Eastern Regional Minister Seth Kwame Acheampong during the 60th anniversary celebration of Rev. Friederich Monninger Memorial Presbyterian Church in Akosombo under the theme “Jesus Christ the light of the world” ,

He assured the congregants that, “government remains resolute and alive to to serve all well-meaning Ghanaians despite the global economic challenges. we are focused to sustain and grow the economy to make it an enviable one hence the need to continue to invest in the future the benefit for the generations unborn”

President Akufo-Addo said the Free Senior High , Vocational and Technical Education policy are the special purpose vehicles to churn out the needed human capital for accelerated development.

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“I am very optimistic the legacy to ensure every school going child of this country attains a minimum of secondary education has overly been achieved the data is available to show. The free senior high school and the free technical vocational and education training are the best vehicles we have devised to take us to the realization of our goal of an educated and skilled work force” he explained.

He added that “considering our current dispensation of technological advancement , every school going child will continue to be given the requisite education to be equip to run a modern and digitalize economy , and also the pursue to achieve Ghana beyond aid is very promising especially when government is poised to become self reliant to win itself from over reliance of foreign taste”.

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