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PassionAir explains how a Kumasi bound flight ended up in La Côte d’Ivoire

Domestic airline, PassionAir has explained that its flight OP152 that departed from Accra on April 17, 2021 for Kumasi unfortunately had to land in Côte d’Ivoire (Abidjan) due to deteriorating weather conditions at the destination(Kumasi) airport. According to the airline, unable to land in Kumasi or return to Accra, a decision was made to proceed to the planned alternate airport, ...

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GIPC to ensure $2.7b investments yield full benefits

Government has assured that the $2.7 billion in investment inflows reported by the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) for the year 2020 will be put to prudent use for the benefit of Ghanaians. Speaking at a press conference in Accra on Sunday, April 18, 2020, Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said the government will continue to assiduously pursue worthwhile ...

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CJ to set up tax court soon

The Judicial Service is set to establish a tax court in the system to consider and hear tax-related cases in the country. A copy of a letter dated April, 16, 2021, from the Office of the Chief Justice addressed to the National President of the Ghana Bar Association and sighted by Kasapafmonline.com, said the court will specifically deal with the ...

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Govt signs agreement with AirtelTigo for transfer of ownership

The government of Ghana has signed an agreement with telecommunications giant AirtelTigo for the transfer of ownership to the state. This agreement transfers all customers, assets and agreed liabilities of AirtelTigo to the Government of Ghana. “We consider this a positive step as it adds to the growing portfolio of digital infrastructure assets being utilised by the government. Government will ...

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Government will enhance incentive framework for 1D1F companies – Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo has assured companies and enterprises operating under his administration’s flagship programme, “One District, One Factory” (1D1F), that government will continue to enhance all existing incentives that are in place to ensure that they remain competitive, productive and efficient. Addressing attendees of the commissioning ceremony of the first phase of the B5 Plus Steel Plant and the sod cutting ...

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Joe Osei-Owusu-led committee to probe UniBank, UT Bank’s license revocation

Parliament has set up a 9 member Committee to investigate circumstances leading to the revocation of licenses of uniBank and UT bank. The Committee chaired by first deputy Speaker Joseph Osei-Owusu has 4 members each from each side. Speaker, Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin dismissed concerns raised by the Majority that the house cannot consider the petitions from Dr. Kwabena Duffuor ...

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Put Economy on Sound Footing – Akufo-Addo to Ofori-Atta

President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has charged the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, to do all within his power to put the country’s economy on a sound footing as that is what the people of Ghana expect from him and from the Ministry of Finance post COVID-19. Addressing attendees of the Minister’s swearing in ceremony at the banquet ...

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Business opportunities from AfCFTA enormous – Akufo-Addo to Spanish govt

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says a very important plank of the new strategic partnership between Africa, Spain and Europe would be the strong support for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), which began trading on 1st January. Speaking at the “Focus Africa 2023” Conference held in Madrid, in Spain, on Monday, 29th March 2021, ...

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NLA suspends questionable contracts pending composition of a new Board

In accordance with the National Lotto Act 722 and Lottery Regulations L. I. 1948, the National Lottery Authority (NLA) has suspended all collaboration agreements which do not seem to have received the appropriate Board Approval. This became necessary after the Management of the Authority conducted internal investigations into some of these contracts. The Management of the NLA wants to place ...

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Ghana CARES Programme’s implementation will see growth rebound to 5% – Ofori-Atta

Minister Designate for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta has said that the Ghana Cares “Obaatan pa” programme will rebound and grow the country’s economy to up to 5% as government is rolling out recovery plans to salvage the economy from the adverse economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Responding to questions at the Appointments Committee of Parliament on Thursday March 25, 2021, ...

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