Tag Archives: John Peter Amewu

I’ll not take fight against ‘galamsey’ lightly – Amewu

Dealing with the issue of illegal mining, popularly known as ‘galamsey’, will be key on the agenda of the Lands and Natural resources ministry, minister-nominee John Peter Amewu has indicated. He says he will ensure a full enforcement of laws against illegal mining in the country. John Peter Amewu, who took his turn before Parliament’s Appointments Committee to be vetted ...

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EU to investigate Apple’s tax affairs

The European Commission is to open a formal investigation into Apple, Starbucks and Fiat in relation to tax arrangements with three EU countries. The firms’ respective arrangements with Ireland, the Netherlands and Luxembourg will be investigated. Announcing the move, tax commissioner Algirdas Semeta said that “fair tax competition is essential”. Last year, a US Senate investigation accused Ireland of giving ...

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High tax rates not panacea to poor revenue mobilization

The Vice-President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (ICAG), Professor Bosnia Omane Antwi, has said that merely increasing taxes is not an answer to the poor revenue mobilisation drive in the country. Speaking to the GRAPHIC BUSINESS on May 12 2014, he particularly described the government’s recent introduction of 17.5 per cent Value Added Tax (VAT) on bank transactions ...

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Thinking outside the box, the route to effective revenue mobilization

The fiscals basically deal with revenue and expenditure of the government. As a developing country, our challenge is to move away from the fiscal doldrums thus finding effective ways of mobilizing more revenue and judiciously undertaking prudent expenditure in order to avert the chronic fiscal deficit. To boost the revenue component in the fiscal balance computation, donor support, proceeds from ...

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