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'Momo tax: A step in the right direction?’ by Frederick Yorke

Introduction

On the 17th November 2021, the Minister of Finance of Ghana, Hon. Ken Ofori-Atta presented to the parliament the statement on the 2022 national budget. Among the policies expected to be implemented is the Electronic levy (E-levy), which involves the introduction of taxes on electronic transactions such as mobile money (momo) transactions in the country.

‘Parliamentary immunity: A ticket above the law?’ by Nick Opoku

The ongoing impasse between the Ghana Police Service and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Madina Constituency, Mr. Francis Xavier-Sosu, supported by the Speaker of Parliament, over unsuccessful attempts by the Police to invite the MP to assist with investigations relating to a demonstration he is said to have led raises a key constitutional question about the appropriate procedure for serving a criminal process on or arresting an MP.

'Digitalisation debate in Ghana' by Grace Tsotsoo Quaye

Rapid digital transformation is reshaping our global economy, permeating virtually every sector and aspect of daily life, changing the way we learn, work, trade, socialise, and access public and private services and information (The World Bank Group, 2019).

'Tell me you love me now' by Ellen Mimi Owusu

I don’t know about you, but anytime I attend a funeral, I am eager to get a copy of the brochure and in my free time, I read all the tributes written about the departed.

'Why most ideas conceived don’t see light' by Mohammed Issa

I once had an idea to author a book that would cover the third football season of Manchester United under the tempestuous reign of the Portuguese manager, Jose Mourinho, while interjecting some of my daily philosophical musings of life.

'Parliamentary immunity: a ticket above the law?' by Nick Opoku

The ongoing impasse between the Ghana Police Service and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Madina Constituency, Mr. Francis Xavier-Sosu, supported by the Speaker of Parliament, over unsuccessful attempts by the Police to invite the MP to assist with investigations relating to a demonstration he is said to have led raises a key constitutional question about the appropriate procedure for serving a criminal process on or arresting an MP.

'Learn a skill, get a good job' by Laala Anum Kofi

As we ponder about finding lasting solutions to our growing army of unemployed graduates and other school leavers, who are flooding daily into the cities and towns of Ghana in search of non-existent employment opportunities, it is becoming abundantly clear that our educational system should be focusing more on imparting useful skills training to our youth.

'Glasgow welcomes world' by Kobby Asmah

The two weeks of talks in Glasgow, Scotland, one of the United Kingdom’s most sustainable cities, is a rare chance for world leaders and thousands of attendees to get together to tackle climate change.

'Unending works in progress' by Elizabeth Ohene

A wise man who knows about these things tells me, if you finish building inside your room before you go on site to cut the ground, you discover your building will take a very short time to complete. In other words, get all the money needed for the project before you start.

'The homosexual debate' by Stephen Apedo

Recently, before my first lecture on fallacies, I gave my Logic and Critical Thinking Class this test, ‘A group of eminent doctors have written to Parliament that abortion should be legalised because we should not criminalise rights.

'Let’s go for a run!' by Ellen Mimi Owusu

My husband and I are different in so many ways; he supports Manchester United, I support Chelsea, I love watching romantic and comedy movies, he is into Thrillers and Horrors, he loves manual cars, (which I cannot stand!) I am team automatic; he is always hot, am always cold, the list is endless.

'Celebrating my mother' by Elizabeth Ohene

If my mother were alive, she would have turned 100 on October 16, 2021. Mrs. Augustine Akosua Atafe Ohene, nee Asempapa, was born on October 16, 1921 in a little village near Mangoase in the then Gold Coast colony.

'Of the ‘low hanging fruit’ factor' by Ajoa Yeboah-Afari

I’ve often wondered why in this country the persistent reports of all sorts of sexual and other assaults of children, and brutalities against the vulnerable, especially women, never seem to excite the sort of overwhelming outcry that even the merest hint of homosexual news attracts.