The Ministry of Trade and Industry, in collaboration with the Government of Poland, will receive a 100-million- dollar concessionary credit facility to establish an assembly and manufacturing plant for tractors and modern agricultural equipment.
Mr Elvis Darko, a member of the Interim Steering Committee of the Media Coalition on the Right to Information Bill (RTI), was arrested by the police on the premises of parliament on Thursday, 15 November 2018, for unlawful picketing.
The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG) has proposed that in budgeting for the Planting for Food and Jobs programme, substantial allocation should be reserved for the support and promotion of the local seed industry.
Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, has announced that government is working with the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) to develop a policy framework to provide informal sector workers with voluntary fully funded personal pension’s scheme.
Government had outlined several interventions to ensure adequate revenue collection by the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) and to address leakages caused by non-compliance and debt on the part of taxpayers.
The Finance Minister, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, has defended government’s plans to issue a Century Bond in the coming months, stating that long-term debts are needed to uplift the country and the citizenry from the “hand-to-mouth existence.