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July 2014

Brief on the Secondary Education Improvement Project

The Secondary Education Improvement Project is financed with a credit of US$156.0 million from the World Bank. It has the objectives of increasing access to senior secondary education in underserved districts and improving quality in low-performing senior high schools in Ghana. Specifically, the project seeks to: increase equitable access and participation in education at all levels; improve the quality of teaching and learning; bridge the gender gap; improve access to quality education for persons with disability; and improve the management of education service delivery.

SEIP agreement between Ghana and the World Bank

The significance of this credit in improving access and quality of secondary education in the country cannot be over emphasized and we are thankful to the World Bank for the prompt response to H.E. The President’s request to process this facility expeditiously. In view of this the new loans that we are contracting currently have all been pre-programmed and their impact on our Debt Sustainability Analysis properly assessed. Emphasis is also being placed on economic and social projects that have significant short to long term impact on the economy.

Secondary Education Improvement Project

Why did the World Bank agree to lend money to Ghana for secondary education at this time of tight budget control? Ghana's Constitution mandates that all efforts are made to make education gradually universal and progressively free. With access to primary education becoming near universal in Ghana, new priorities are emerging at post-basic level where the demand for secondary education is fast increasing and the supply of SHS has not kept pace.

Signing of the 11th EDF National Indicative Programme

The EU and Ghana have signed the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) National Indicative Programme (NIP) in the sum of €323 million spanning the period of 2014 to 2020. Ghana is among the 15 African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) member states that signed the NIP.

Reminder: Withholding of Taxes

The Ministry of Finance wishes to remind the general public that all importers must use their Tax Identification Number (TIN) when clearing goods from the port and pay their withholding taxes if they are not exempted.

Reminder: Withholding of Taxes

The Ministry of Finance wishes to remind the general public that all importers must use their Tax Identification Number (TIN) when clearing goods from the port and pay their withholding taxes if they are not exempted.

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