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Finance Minister Outlines Measures To Sustain SSPP

As part of government measures to sustain and unravel challenges facing the implementation of the Single Spine Salary Pay Salary (SSPP), government is implementing some administrative measures such as enforcement of the Net Recruitment of staff for MDAs and MMDA, with the exception of Education, Health sectors and the Security Services.

Housing Project For Ghana Revenue Authority Staff Launched In Accra

More than 800 members of staff of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) will own houses before their retirement under a housing project launched in Accra, yesterday.

Under the project, workers of the GRA who own land in Prampram, Oyibi, Kasoa, Gomoa Nyanyano, Obakrowa and Adjin Kotoku will have houses built for them on the lands to be paid for in ten years with their contributions to be deducted at source.

Customs Bill Undergoes Second Reading

Members of Parliament yesterday took the Customs Bill through its second reading granting it a safe passage into the consideration stage for proposed amendments.

The Bill seeks to revise and consolidate existing provisions in relation to the imposition of customs duties into one single Act to make it user friendly and to provide for related matters.

 

SIC Life Insurance Company Presents Dividend To Government

The SIC Life Company Limited has presented a cheque of GH¢2.05 million to Government, a major shareholder of the company. This represents Government’s dividend for the 2013 accounts.  
 

GSS Releases Inflation Rate For May 2014

Up from 14.7% in April 2014, the year-on-year inflation rate, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), stood at 14.8% in May 2014, while the monthly change rate for May 2014 was 0.9% against the 1.7% recorded in April 2014.
 

National Economic Forum: The Senchi Consensus

We the participants further agreed that the Directive Principles of State Policy (Chapter 6 of the 1992 Constitution) must continue to guide the national development effort, anchored in a long term national development framework with a compelling vision. (May 16, 2014)

FSB Regional Consultative Group (RCG) Meets In Accra

The fifth meeting of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) Regional Consultative Group (RCG) for sub-Saharan Africa has taken place in Accra. The FSB RCG for sub-Saharan Africa is co-chaired by Lesetja Kganyago, Deputy Governor, South African Reserve Bank and Rundheersing Bheenick, Governor, Bank of Mauritius., while its membership includes financial authorities from Angola, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa and Tanzania, as well as the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) based in Senegal. (May 8, 2014)

NPDC, Development Partners meet on GSGDA II

The National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) has begun a series of national consultations on the Ghana Shared Growth Development Agenda (GSGDA) II, which is being prepared to be implemented over the period 2014-2017. Speaking at the first consultation meeting with Development Partners on Wednesday, Dr Regina Adutwum, Director-General NDPC, said the GSGDA II, a successor medium-term national development policy framework, would help address some challenges and sustain the gains made during the implementation of the GSGDA. (May 8, 2014)

Initiate Innovative Measures to improve IGF

President John Dramani Mahama has called on Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs), to initiate innovative measures to enhance the generation of Internally Generated Funds (IGF). He said resources generated at the local level would help in the country's development, especially at the grass root level. President Mahama said the MMDAs needed to form viable partnership to enable them improve on their IGF to develop their districts, since effective resource mobilisation comes with responsibility. (May 7, 2014)

BOG Measures Helping to Stabilize the Cedi

Mr. Benjamin Amoah, Head of Financial Stability at the Bank of Ghana, has said there is a slowdown in the depreciation of the cedi after measures by the Bank of Ghana (BOG) to halt it. The BOG introduced measures at the beginning of the year to halt the depreciation of the cedi, among which included the withdrawal of both Foreign Currency and Foreign Exchange Accounts in cedis, at the existing exchange rate over the counter, except for traveling purposes. (April 22, 2014)

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