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Turkish election victory for Erdogan leaves nation divided

Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s supporters celebrated well into the night after Turkey’s long-time president secured another five years in power. “The entire nation of 85 million won,” he told cheering crowds outside his enormous palace on the edge of Ankara. But his call for unity sounded hollow as he ridiculed his …

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World Bank releases $150m for Odaw Basin flood control

The World Bank has released $150 million to the government as additional funding to improve on flood resilience in the Odaw River Basin in the Greater Accra Region. The loan is to fund the Greater Accra Resilient and Integrated Development (GARID) Project aimed, among other objectives, at improving flood risk …

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Non-VAT registered importers to pay 12.5% upfront

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) will start the imposition of an upfront 12.5 per cent Value Added Tax (VAT) on the customs value of taxable goods at all ports of entry with effect from Tuesday, June 6, this year. The development will affect importers of taxable goods who are not …

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President Akufo-Addo declares end of COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana

In an address to the nation on Sunday (May 28, 2023), President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo declared the end of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana. The President, who has been at the forefront of Ghana’s response to the virus, shared updates on the country’s enhanced response and outlined the achievements …

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