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Income Tax Bill

Ghanaian Parliament passes amended income tax bill

Ghana's Parliament has passed the Income Tax (Amended) Bill, 2022 to amend the Income Tax Act, 2015 (Act 896) to extend the exemption from tax of gains on the realization of shares listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange for five years. Mr. Kwaku Kwarteng, the Chairman of the Finance Committee of Parliament moved for the adoption of the Income Tax (Amended) Bill, 2022, and was seconded by Dr. Cassiel Ato...

Brainsfield Limited

Brainsfield Limited sets up a land litigation clinic

Landed property is a very essential asset to nations, businesses, and individuals. It is a cherished asset for top-notch investors in the world to feel safe to keep their funds. Nonetheless, owning land has always come with its challenges. From time immemorial, conflicts from land litigation have seen people murdered, families are torn apart, land guards’ brutalities, siblings fighting and companies...

Cardinal Namdini Resettlement Project

Lands Minister Commissions Modernized Cardinal Namdini Resettlement Project

The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Hon. Samuel A. Jinapor (MP) on Friday, August 5, 2022, commissioned a modernized community fitted with first-class roads, health, education, and religious infrastructure for residents of New Biung and New Accra in the Talensi District of the Upper East Region.  The eco-friendly and well-laid-out community which was constructed by the mining firm...

National Planning Committee

Lands Minister inaugurates National Planning Committee for Green Street Project

Hon. Samuel A. Jinapor (MP), the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources has inaugurated a committee to oversee the planning and implementation of the Green Street Project which is set to commence immediately.  At a brief ceremony held at the Ministry’s Conference Room on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022, the Lands Minister tasked the members of the committee to act virtuously in helping the...

Compund House

How City Life Transformed Ghana’s Compound Houses

For decades, when people built themselves new homes in Ghana’s capital, Accra, you could be pretty sure it would be a compound house. These mini-complexes of houses — grouped around shaded courtyards set back from the street — were the building blocks of modern Accra, bringing together extended families that had migrated from the countryside. The compound offered close kinship...

Open Budget Survey

South Africa tops Sub-Saharan Africa open budget survey, with Ghana placing second

Ghana was placed second next to South Africa in an open budget survey for Sub-Saharan Africa, conducted by the World Bank group.  The third was Uganda, which came within close striking distance of 61 points with a score of 53 percent, with both following South Africa which emerged first in the region with a score of 85 percent. The Open Budget Survey is an assessment of fiscal transparency,...

KNUST

KNUST Organises Forum On The Draft Of The Rent Bill And Ghana Housing Authority Bill

The Faculty of Law at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partnership with the Ministry of Works and Housing, has organized a forum on the draft of the Rent Bill and the proposed National Housing Authority Bill in Kumasi. This academic conference is aimed at providing the needed institutional framework to safeguard issues with rent (Rent Bill) and also help sanitise the...

Ghana Real Estate Professionals Association

Ghana Real Estate Professionals Association inaugurates new board of directors

The Ghana Real Estate Professionals Association (GREPA) has inaugurated and sworn into office a twelve-member governing board, the beautiful ceremony held at the GREPA Secretariat in East Legon inaugurated ten of the directors in person and two members(in absentia participated) via zoom. The event was attended by real estate faithfuls and some notable stakeholders in the real estate industry who...

Ghana’s Rent Control Department Operations To Be Digitized

The Ministry of Works and Housing is collaborating with the Ministry of Communications and Digitisation to digitize the operations of the Rent Control Department, as part of efforts to enhance the service delivery standards of the Department. Mr. Francis Asenso-Boakye, the Minister of Works and Housing, said as result, a Technical Team, comprising the National Information Technology Agency (NITA) and...

Double Land Registration in Ghana is Baffling- Lands Minister

The Minister of Lands and Natural Resource, Samuel Abu Jinapor has described double land registration in Ghana by the Lands commission as unacceptable and is optimistic that the new land law, Land Act, 2020 (Act 1036) will help curb this uncivilized conduct. The honorable Minister stated this at the National Symposium on the new Land Act, 2020 (Act 1036) which was held in Accra last week. He said...

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