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Tue, 02 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404210_text Global Legal Monitor: Ghana: Parliament Passes Revised Law Governing Investments http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403648_text Foreign investment - On November 19, 2014, Ghana's Parliament adopted into law controversial legislation that introduces a special petroleum tax of 17.5% on certain petroleum products. The products include "petrol, diesel, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), natural gas and On July 18, 2013, Ghana's Parliament adopted the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre Bill 2013, which, if signed into law by Ghana's President, will introduce changes to the country's investment laws and institutions. (Parliament... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 30 Jul 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403648_text Global Legal Monitor: Ghana: Tax Measures Introduced http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403645_text Taxation - On November 19, 2014, Ghana's Parliament adopted into law controversial legislation that introduces a special petroleum tax of 17.5% on certain petroleum products. The products include "petrol, diesel, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), natural gas and On July 18, 2013, Ghana's Parliament adopted the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre Bill 2013, which, if signed into law by Ghana's President, will introduce changes to the country's investment laws and institutions. (Parliament Ghana's government is facing a revenue shortfall and has recently introduced a number of tax measures to deal with the situation. Some of the steps being taken are redeployments of measures used previously. (Kennedy Munyandi,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 18 Jul 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403645_text Global Legal Monitor: Ghana: Local Content Likely to Be Required in Energy Sector http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402646_text Energy - On November 19, 2014, Ghana's Parliament adopted into law controversial legislation that introduces a special petroleum tax of 17.5% on certain petroleum products. The products include "petrol, diesel, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), natural gas and On July 18, 2013, Ghana's Parliament adopted the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre Bill 2013, which, if signed into law by Ghana's President, will introduce changes to the country's investment laws and institutions. (Parliament Ghana's government is facing a revenue shortfall and has recently introduced a number of tax measures to deal with the situation. Some of the steps being taken are redeployments of measures used previously. (Kennedy Munyandi, Speaking on April 21, 2011, in Accra, Ghana, Deputy Minister of Energy Inusah Fuseini discussed the plan to make the country's local content and local participation policy into a legal norm. Once the Cabinet approves the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 26 Apr 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402646_text Global Legal Monitor: Ghana: Parliament Approves Petroleum Management Bill http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402559_text Natural resources - On November 19, 2014, Ghana's Parliament adopted into law controversial legislation that introduces a special petroleum tax of 17.5% on certain petroleum products. The products include "petrol, diesel, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), natural gas and On July 18, 2013, Ghana's Parliament adopted the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre Bill 2013, which, if signed into law by Ghana's President, will introduce changes to the country's investment laws and institutions. (Parliament Ghana's government is facing a revenue shortfall and has recently introduced a number of tax measures to deal with the situation. Some of the steps being taken are redeployments of measures used previously. (Kennedy Munyandi, Speaking on April 21, 2011, in Accra, Ghana, Deputy Minister of Energy Inusah Fuseini discussed the plan to make the country's local content and local participation policy into a legal norm. Once the Cabinet approves the On March 2, 2011, the 230-member unicameral Ghanaian Parliament approved the petroleum management bill, which seeks to establish a legal framework for efficient collection, allocation, and management of petroleum revenue from the nation's oil reserves. (Daniel... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 07 Mar 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402559_text Global Legal Monitor: Ghana; Uganda: Ban on Importation of Used Appliances http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402306_text Foreign trade and international finance - On November 19, 2014, Ghana's Parliament adopted into law controversial legislation that introduces a special petroleum tax of 17.5% on certain petroleum products. The products include "petrol, diesel, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), natural gas and On July 18, 2013, Ghana's Parliament adopted the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre Bill 2013, which, if signed into law by Ghana's President, will introduce changes to the country's investment laws and institutions. (Parliament Ghana's government is facing a revenue shortfall and has recently introduced a number of tax measures to deal with the situation. Some of the steps being taken are redeployments of measures used previously. (Kennedy Munyandi, Speaking on April 21, 2011, in Accra, Ghana, Deputy Minister of Energy Inusah Fuseini discussed the plan to make the country's local content and local participation policy into a legal norm. Once the Cabinet approves the On March 2, 2011, the 230-member unicameral Ghanaian Parliament approved the petroleum management bill, which seeks to establish a legal framework for efficient collection, allocation, and management of petroleum revenue from the nation's oil reserves. (Daniel On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 12 Oct 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402306_text Global Legal Monitor: Ghana: Petroleum Revenue Management Bill Discussed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402155_text Energy - On November 19, 2014, Ghana's Parliament adopted into law controversial legislation that introduces a special petroleum tax of 17.5% on certain petroleum products. The products include "petrol, diesel, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), natural gas and On July 18, 2013, Ghana's Parliament adopted the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre Bill 2013, which, if signed into law by Ghana's President, will introduce changes to the country's investment laws and institutions. (Parliament Ghana's government is facing a revenue shortfall and has recently introduced a number of tax measures to deal with the situation. Some of the steps being taken are redeployments of measures used previously. (Kennedy Munyandi, Speaking on April 21, 2011, in Accra, Ghana, Deputy Minister of Energy Inusah Fuseini discussed the plan to make the country's local content and local participation policy into a legal norm. Once the Cabinet approves the On March 2, 2011, the 230-member unicameral Ghanaian Parliament approved the petroleum management bill, which seeks to establish a legal framework for efficient collection, allocation, and management of petroleum revenue from the nation's oil reserves. (Daniel On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes It was reported on August 9, 2010, that a two-day workshop on the Petroleum Revenue Management Bill, which is currently under consideration by the 230member unicameral Ghanaian Parliament, was conducted for Members of Parliament and civil... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 11 Aug 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402155_text Global Legal Monitor: Ghana: New Bill Regulating Bauxite Draws Criticism http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540858_text Mineral resources and mines - On November 19, 2014, Ghana's Parliament adopted into law controversial legislation that introduces a special petroleum tax of 17.5% on certain petroleum products. The products include "petrol, diesel, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), natural gas and On July 18, 2013, Ghana's Parliament adopted the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre Bill 2013, which, if signed into law by Ghana's President, will introduce changes to the country's investment laws and institutions. (Parliament Ghana's government is facing a revenue shortfall and has recently introduced a number of tax measures to deal with the situation. Some of the steps being taken are redeployments of measures used previously. (Kennedy Munyandi, Speaking on April 21, 2011, in Accra, Ghana, Deputy Minister of Energy Inusah Fuseini discussed the plan to make the country's local content and local participation policy into a legal norm. Once the Cabinet approves the On March 2, 2011, the 230-member unicameral Ghanaian Parliament approved the petroleum management bill, which seeks to establish a legal framework for efficient collection, allocation, and management of petroleum revenue from the nation's oil reserves. (Daniel On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes It was reported on August 9, 2010, that a two-day workshop on the Petroleum Revenue Management Bill, which is currently under consideration by the 230member unicameral Ghanaian Parliament, was conducted for Members of Parliament and civil It was reported on December 15, 2008, that a new bill, the Aluminum Authority and Integrated Aluminum Industry Bill, now being considered by the Parliament of Ghana, is drawing heavy criticism. The bill is designed to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 18 Dec 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540858_text Global Legal Monitor: Ghana: Anti-Terrorism Bill http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540606_text Terrorism - On November 19, 2014, Ghana's Parliament adopted into law controversial legislation that introduces a special petroleum tax of 17.5% on certain petroleum products. The products include "petrol, diesel, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), natural gas and On July 18, 2013, Ghana's Parliament adopted the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre Bill 2013, which, if signed into law by Ghana's President, will introduce changes to the country's investment laws and institutions. (Parliament Ghana's government is facing a revenue shortfall and has recently introduced a number of tax measures to deal with the situation. Some of the steps being taken are redeployments of measures used previously. (Kennedy Munyandi, Speaking on April 21, 2011, in Accra, Ghana, Deputy Minister of Energy Inusah Fuseini discussed the plan to make the country's local content and local participation policy into a legal norm. Once the Cabinet approves the On March 2, 2011, the 230-member unicameral Ghanaian Parliament approved the petroleum management bill, which seeks to establish a legal framework for efficient collection, allocation, and management of petroleum revenue from the nation's oil reserves. (Daniel On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes It was reported on August 9, 2010, that a two-day workshop on the Petroleum Revenue Management Bill, which is currently under consideration by the 230member unicameral Ghanaian Parliament, was conducted for Members of Parliament and civil It was reported on December 15, 2008, that a new bill, the Aluminum Authority and Integrated Aluminum Industry Bill, now being considered by the Parliament of Ghana, is drawing heavy criticism. The bill is designed to On July 18, 2008, the Parliament of Ghana passed an anti-terrorism bill into law. According to news reports, the aim of the new legislation is "to suppress and detect acts of terrorism, prevent the territory, resources... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 29 Aug 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540606_text Global Legal Monitor: Ghana: Human Trafficking http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540542_text Human trafficking - On November 19, 2014, Ghana's Parliament adopted into law controversial legislation that introduces a special petroleum tax of 17.5% on certain petroleum products. The products include "petrol, diesel, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), natural gas and On July 18, 2013, Ghana's Parliament adopted the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre Bill 2013, which, if signed into law by Ghana's President, will introduce changes to the country's investment laws and institutions. (Parliament Ghana's government is facing a revenue shortfall and has recently introduced a number of tax measures to deal with the situation. Some of the steps being taken are redeployments of measures used previously. (Kennedy Munyandi, Speaking on April 21, 2011, in Accra, Ghana, Deputy Minister of Energy Inusah Fuseini discussed the plan to make the country's local content and local participation policy into a legal norm. Once the Cabinet approves the On March 2, 2011, the 230-member unicameral Ghanaian Parliament approved the petroleum management bill, which seeks to establish a legal framework for efficient collection, allocation, and management of petroleum revenue from the nation's oil reserves. (Daniel On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes It was reported on August 9, 2010, that a two-day workshop on the Petroleum Revenue Management Bill, which is currently under consideration by the 230member unicameral Ghanaian Parliament, was conducted for Members of Parliament and civil It was reported on December 15, 2008, that a new bill, the Aluminum Authority and Integrated Aluminum Industry Bill, now being considered by the Parliament of Ghana, is drawing heavy criticism. The bill is designed to On July 18, 2008, the Parliament of Ghana passed an anti-terrorism bill into law. According to news reports, the aim of the new legislation is "to suppress and detect acts of terrorism, prevent the territory, resources Despite significant efforts, Ghana falls short of complying with minimum, international standards against human trafficking, a U.S. State Department report released on June 8, 2008, stated. The report, which depicts Ghana as ";a source, transit, and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jul 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540542_text Global Legal Monitor: Ghana: Minimum Wage Increase http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540359_text Labor - On November 19, 2014, Ghana's Parliament adopted into law controversial legislation that introduces a special petroleum tax of 17.5% on certain petroleum products. The products include "petrol, diesel, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), natural gas and On July 18, 2013, Ghana's Parliament adopted the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre Bill 2013, which, if signed into law by Ghana's President, will introduce changes to the country's investment laws and institutions. (Parliament Ghana's government is facing a revenue shortfall and has recently introduced a number of tax measures to deal with the situation. Some of the steps being taken are redeployments of measures used previously. (Kennedy Munyandi, Speaking on April 21, 2011, in Accra, Ghana, Deputy Minister of Energy Inusah Fuseini discussed the plan to make the country's local content and local participation policy into a legal norm. Once the Cabinet approves the On March 2, 2011, the 230-member unicameral Ghanaian Parliament approved the petroleum management bill, which seeks to establish a legal framework for efficient collection, allocation, and management of petroleum revenue from the nation's oil reserves. (Daniel On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes It was reported on August 9, 2010, that a two-day workshop on the Petroleum Revenue Management Bill, which is currently under consideration by the 230member unicameral Ghanaian Parliament, was conducted for Members of Parliament and civil It was reported on December 15, 2008, that a new bill, the Aluminum Authority and Integrated Aluminum Industry Bill, now being considered by the Parliament of Ghana, is drawing heavy criticism. The bill is designed to On July 18, 2008, the Parliament of Ghana passed an anti-terrorism bill into law. According to news reports, the aim of the new legislation is "to suppress and detect acts of terrorism, prevent the territory, resources Despite significant efforts, Ghana falls short of complying with minimum, international standards against human trafficking, a U.S. State Department report released on June 8, 2008, stated. The report, which depicts Ghana as ";a source, transit, and On March 5, 2008, Ghana's National Tripartite Committee (NTC) announced that the country's daily minimum wage would rise to GHC2.25 (1 cedi equals US$1), an increase of over 18 percent from the previous GHC1.9. The new... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Apr 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540359_text Global Legal Monitor: Ghana: Two Men Charged with Sodomy http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054060_text Crime and law enforcement - On November 19, 2014, Ghana's Parliament adopted into law controversial legislation that introduces a special petroleum tax of 17.5% on certain petroleum products. The products include "petrol, diesel, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), natural gas and On July 18, 2013, Ghana's Parliament adopted the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre Bill 2013, which, if signed into law by Ghana's President, will introduce changes to the country's investment laws and institutions. (Parliament Ghana's government is facing a revenue shortfall and has recently introduced a number of tax measures to deal with the situation. Some of the steps being taken are redeployments of measures used previously. (Kennedy Munyandi, Speaking on April 21, 2011, in Accra, Ghana, Deputy Minister of Energy Inusah Fuseini discussed the plan to make the country's local content and local participation policy into a legal norm. Once the Cabinet approves the On March 2, 2011, the 230-member unicameral Ghanaian Parliament approved the petroleum management bill, which seeks to establish a legal framework for efficient collection, allocation, and management of petroleum revenue from the nation's oil reserves. (Daniel On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes It was reported on August 9, 2010, that a two-day workshop on the Petroleum Revenue Management Bill, which is currently under consideration by the 230member unicameral Ghanaian Parliament, was conducted for Members of Parliament and civil It was reported on December 15, 2008, that a new bill, the Aluminum Authority and Integrated Aluminum Industry Bill, now being considered by the Parliament of Ghana, is drawing heavy criticism. The bill is designed to On July 18, 2008, the Parliament of Ghana passed an anti-terrorism bill into law. According to news reports, the aim of the new legislation is "to suppress and detect acts of terrorism, prevent the territory, resources Despite significant efforts, Ghana falls short of complying with minimum, international standards against human trafficking, a U.S. State Department report released on June 8, 2008, stated. The report, which depicts Ghana as ";a source, transit, and On March 5, 2008, Ghana's National Tripartite Committee (NTC) announced that the country's daily minimum wage would rise to GHC2.25 (1 cedi equals US$1), an increase of over 18 percent from the previous GHC1.9. The new The INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE reported that a British journalist and a 19-year old Ghanaian have been charged with sodomy after police found photos of the two men having sex. The British journalist is also charged with... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Dec 2007 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054060_text Global Legal Monitor: Ghana: Phone Chip Registration http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540130_text Communications - On November 19, 2014, Ghana's Parliament adopted into law controversial legislation that introduces a special petroleum tax of 17.5% on certain petroleum products. The products include "petrol, diesel, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), natural gas and On July 18, 2013, Ghana's Parliament adopted the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre Bill 2013, which, if signed into law by Ghana's President, will introduce changes to the country's investment laws and institutions. (Parliament Ghana's government is facing a revenue shortfall and has recently introduced a number of tax measures to deal with the situation. Some of the steps being taken are redeployments of measures used previously. (Kennedy Munyandi, Speaking on April 21, 2011, in Accra, Ghana, Deputy Minister of Energy Inusah Fuseini discussed the plan to make the country's local content and local participation policy into a legal norm. Once the Cabinet approves the On March 2, 2011, the 230-member unicameral Ghanaian Parliament approved the petroleum management bill, which seeks to establish a legal framework for efficient collection, allocation, and management of petroleum revenue from the nation's oil reserves. (Daniel On September 28, 2010, the 332-member unicameral Ugandan Parliament passed the Finance (Amendment) Bill 2010 which, among other things, bans the import of used electronics and appliances (including refrigerators, freezers, computers, and television sets) and imposes It was reported on August 9, 2010, that a two-day workshop on the Petroleum Revenue Management Bill, which is currently under consideration by the 230member unicameral Ghanaian Parliament, was conducted for Members of Parliament and civil It was reported on December 15, 2008, that a new bill, the Aluminum Authority and Integrated Aluminum Industry Bill, now being considered by the Parliament of Ghana, is drawing heavy criticism. The bill is designed to On July 18, 2008, the Parliament of Ghana passed an anti-terrorism bill into law. According to news reports, the aim of the new legislation is "to suppress and detect acts of terrorism, prevent the territory, resources Despite significant efforts, Ghana falls short of complying with minimum, international standards against human trafficking, a U.S. State Department report released on June 8, 2008, stated. The report, which depicts Ghana as ";a source, transit, and On March 5, 2008, Ghana's National Tripartite Committee (NTC) announced that the country's daily minimum wage would rise to GHC2.25 (1 cedi equals US$1), an increase of over 18 percent from the previous GHC1.9. The new The INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE reported that a British journalist and a 19-year old Ghanaian have been charged with sodomy after police found photos of the two men having sex. The British journalist is also charged with It was reported in late September 2007 that Ghana's National Communication Authority (NCA) was introducing reforms in the mobile phone industry. Under the NCA's proposed new regulations, a spokeswoman stated, customers would have to provide such... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 Nov 2007 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540130_text