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COVID-19 CRISIS: Kenyatta announces 100% tax relief for workers, salary cuts for govt officials in Kenya

Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced a 100 % tax relief for persons earning gross monthly income of up to Ksh. 24,000 (about Shs880,000) as the country seeks to protect its citizens from the effects of coronavirus. Mr Kenyatta also announced that senior government officials such as President, Deputy President, Cabinet Secretaries, Chief Administrative Secretaries and Principal Secretaries have offered ...

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Kenyan president, deputy take 80% pay cut to fight coronavirus

Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto have cut their salaries by 80 percent in a bid to free-up monies to combat the coronavirus pandemic in the country. Kenyatta made this known in a speech from Statehouse in Nairobi. Kenyatta also said that Cabinet Secretaries and Chief Administrative Secretaries will take 30 per cent pay cuts, while Principal Secretaries will have their salaries reduced by ...

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Ghana needs GHC15bn for nationwide lockdown

Mr Peter Bismark Kwofie

The President for Institute of Liberty and Policy Innovation (ILAPI), Mr Peter Bismark, has stated that Ghana requires GH?15 billion for 28 days’ total lockdown to sustain the economy and protect the lives of its citizens. He said those who are calling for a total lockdown should note that, it isn’t necessarily the best option for Ghana because should that ...

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Akufo-Addo grants amnesty to 808 prisoners amid coronavirus crisis

President Nana Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has granted amnesty to eight hundred and eight prisoners in the country. The decision was arrived upon after a recommendation by the Prisons Service Council and in consultation with the Council of State The amnesty is in accordance with Article 72 (1) of the Constitution. This was contained in a statement signed by Patrick Darko Missah, Director-General ...

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Ghana’s economy can’t withstand lockdown – PNC’s Akane Adams

Akane Adams

The National Treasurer of the People’s National Convention (PNC) says Ghanaians should tread with caution in their calls for a total lockdown as a result of the deadly coronavirus pandemic. According to Akane Adams, government should rather consider a more flexible working condition like a shift system “in order to allow a balance of continuous work and productivity”. The Chairman ...

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Bawumia urges Ghanaians to embrace newly launched universal QR Code to help reduce spread of Coronavirus

Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has urged Ghanaians to adopt online payment systems, especially the newly launched Universal QR Code payment system which was launched in Accra today, in order to help curb the spread of the Coronavirus. The innovative universal digital payment system, the first to be introduced by any African country, allows customers to make direct payments ...

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EC postpones upcoming voter registration exercise

Mrs Jean Mensa, EC boss

The Electoral Commission (EC) has postponed its compilation of a new voter register as a result of the novel Coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Serebour Quaicoe, Director of Electoral Services told journalists after an Inter-Party Advisory Committee meeting, Wednesday, that the outfit is collaborating with health experts to decide on a more favourable date. “We had planned to do the registration on the 18th ...

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Coronavirus: Parents who allow children to loiter in town to be arrested

Parents who let loose their children to loiter or engage in petty trading within the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis will be arrested, local authorities have announced as part of measures to control the spread of the novel coronavirus outbreak in the country. A taskforce set up for roam the metropolis is set to begin its work from today, March 24, Metropolitan Chief ...

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Lockdown not imminent but remains an option – Oppong Nkrumah

Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah

Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has revealed that the government of Ghana is currently not considering an imminent shutdown of the country despite the spike in the country’s recorded cases of the deadly Coronavirus disease. According to Oppong Nkrumah, the fact that other countries have resorted to lockdowns in their jurisdictions to contain the disease does not mean Ghana must necessarily do same. He ...

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350 G-ROC Trains Assembly Members of Asahiaman Municipal Assembly on Renewable Energy

Captured under sustainable development goal 7, renewable energy according to experts is the most viable alternative source of clean energy for the world. Earlier analysis of future energy pathways shows that, it is technically possible to achieve improved energy access, air quality, and energy security simultaneously while avoiding dangerous climate change. In fact, a number of alternative combinations of resources, ...

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