‘Revise EPA agreement before signing’

Stakeholders at a public forum on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) have called for urgent steps to revise aspects of the agreement before it is signed. In a unanimous stance, speaker after speaker noted that the EPA was inevitable,...

Civil society unhappy with suspension of windfall tax

Coordinator Third World Network (TWN), a civil society group, Dr. Yao Graham, has criticised government over its suspension of windfall profit tax in the mining sector. The Finance Ministry on Monday confirmed that it has put plans to introduce...

Be wary of EPAs

African governments must be wary of the European Union?s Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) agenda, which has been designed to keep African countries as perpetual suppliers of raw materials and erode efforts at industrialisation by the continent. ?Apart from threatening...

Why Government of Ghana Must Implement New Taxes in 2012

In October, 2011, the government of Ghana made a promise that it will increase profit tax paid by mining companies, collect windfall profit tax, and implement a uniform regime for capital allowance of 20% for five years. The government deemed these as some of the steps...