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Akufo-Addo swears in 4 new envoys

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, presented credentials to 3 Ambassadors and a High Commissioner to safeguard and promote the image and interests of Ghana at their respective postings. According to President Akufo-Addo, the four persons have been carefully chosen to become our High Commissioner and Ambassadors, adding that “they are eminently fit to represent Ghana …

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Chinese re-arrested for engaging in galamsey

Five Chinese who were granted bail by the Bekwai Circuit Court in the Ashanti Region for engaging in illegal mining have been re-arrested for involvement in the same act. The five “galamseyers’’ were arrested by the National Anti-galamsey Task Force at Abodom in the Bekwai District and granted bail by the court on September 6, 2017. The names of the …

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Private SHS not left out of Free SHS – Nsowah

Claims by the Conference of Heads of Private Second Cycle Schools in Ghana (CHOPSS) that they have been left out on the Free Senior High School (SHS) programme cannot be true, Chairman of Ghana Education Service (GES) Council, Michael Nsowah, has said. According to him, CHOPSS has been part of the placement exercise since the Computerised School Selection Placement (CSSPS) …

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I resigned because I hurt NPP with my comments – Former deputy Agric Minister

After weeks of rumours and speculations as to the reasons behind his resignation as deputy Agriculture Minister, William Quaitoo has opened up. The Former Agric Minister came under intense public attack after describing Northerners as ‘liars’ and ‘difficult’ people to deal with in a radio interview. His comments came on the back of a demand by some group of farmers …

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I will attack any NDC person who speaks against Free SHS – Allotey Jacobs

The Central Regional Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Allotey Jacobs has slammed his party executives speaking against the free Senior High School. He has therefore threatened to stage a fierce attack against his own party members who are speaking ill about the flagship policy by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. According to him, those NDC members criticizing …

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Tamale Mayor places curfew on minors

The Mayor of Tamale Iddrisu Musah Superior has begun a campaign to check delinquency in the Tamale Metropolis with a two-week ultimatum to parents whose teenage children wander the streets after 10 pm. The Mayor said the new crackdown was to ensure an orderly, disciplined and more sanitized society. The ultimatum is coming at a time when the metropolis is …

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Don’t deny students admission for non-payment of PTA levy – Government warns school heads

The government has issued an unsmiling cautionary advise to heads of Senior High Schools (SHS) against denying admission to students whose parents fail to pay Parent Teacher Association (PTA) dues. According to Deputy Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, although schools are allowed to charge PTA dues with clearance from the Ghana Education Service (GES) Council, it cannot be the basis …

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Gov’t should have engaged us in galamsey fight – Small-scale miners

The fight against illegal mining would have been better served if government engaged small-scale miners instead of banning them, a spokesperson for small-scale miners in the Ashanti Region has suggested. The spokesperson, Francis Opoku, noted that the government kept aligning small scale miners with illegalities hence their protest in Kumasi on Tuesday. The protest was against the government’s temporary ban …

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Police arrest 10 miners for ‘misconduct’ during demo

Police in the Ashanti Region have arrested ten small-scale miners who staged a demonstration in Kumasi on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. They were arrested at Gyamfuah Park, where they were gathered, after police fired tear gas on them for an alleged misconduct. Public Relations Officer, ASP Juliana Obeng, told the Press on Tuesday that some persons who were not members …

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Corporate institutions urged to support Free SHS policy

Youth Bridge Foundation (YBF), a youth focused organisation, has called on corporate institutions to align their Corporate Social Responsibility activities to support the Free SHS Policy initiative and sustain it with a national development agenda. Mr Seth Oteng, the Executive Director of the YBF, who made the call in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Accra, on Tuesday …

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