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Ghana: Government to review tax exemptions granted under ECOWAS common external tariff

The Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning in Ghana says it is working on reviewing tax exemptions it has granted under the ECOWAS Common External Tariff (CET). According to the Ministry, some exemptions granted importers would be substituted with other ones that are more suitable. A Deputy Finance Minister, Kwaku Kwarteng, made the revelations while responding to calls by Ghana

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Heavy Rains Render Parts of Accra in Floods

Many parts of Accra Ghana got flooded yesterday evening following many hours of heavy rains. The rains, which started at about 8 p.m on Monday lasted for almost seven hours. It, however, receded at about 3 a.m on Tuesday. Information gathered by WakeUP Africa indicates that the flood waters entered many homes and rooms. Similarly, the flood waters carried debris from

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FIFA Names Veron Mosengo-Omba to supervise Ghana football crisis

FIFA’s new director of development for Africa and the Caribbean, Veron Mosengo-Omba, has been appointed by the world governing to oversee the crisis that has afflicted the governance of the game in Ghana, WakeUp Africa can confirm. Mosengo-Omba, a highly experienced operator of the African terrain, has been chosen by General Secretary Fatma Samoura to mediate in the matters in

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ATIKU SHUNS US TRIP FOR HoG AWARDS IN LAGOS

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has laid to rest the reports that he was meant to be at the Trade and Investment Gathering in Washington DC US. The organizers of the event had somehow listed Atiku’s name among those meant to speak at the event, stating that he would be in US between 24-26th June 2018, and would speak with

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MAKE MUSIC LAGOS 2018 KICKS OFF ON A HIGH NOTE

Make Music is a global event which happens in many countries across the world in celebration of the World Music Day. Lagos State joined and had its first Make Music Lagos edition in 2016, since then the show has progressed with the 2018 edition set to be the biggest one so far. Powered by Showgear Limited and proudly supported by

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GUMSU ABACHA SPITS FIRE AT WOLE SOYINKA

It seems we are yet to hear the last about the honours bestowed on the families of the late MKO Abiola and co, if the face-off between the daughter of the late Abacha and Prof Wole Soyinka is anything to go by. Gumsu Fatima Abacha has slammed Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka over the comments he made about her father, late

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