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Monthly Archives: November 2017

Increase Inadequate 2018 Free SHS allocation – Ablakwa

Former deputy Education Minister Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has called on the government to revise upwards the monies allocated to the Free SHS program in the 2018 budget. The North Tongu MP is of the view that the current allocation which is little over GHS1billion is woefully inadequate for the program. The government in the 2018 budget earmarked some GH¢1.2billion to …

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Man, 22, to die by hanging for killing 2 African – Americans in Akwamufie

Yaw Anokye Frimpong, the 22-year-old man who confessed to killing two African-American women in Akwamufie in the Eastern Region, has been sentenced to death by hanging by the Accra High Court. The court, presided over by Mrs Justice Merley Afua Wood, passed the death sentence last Wednesday after a seven-member jury unanimously found Frimpong guilty on two counts of murder. …

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Deal with anyone involved in illegal fishing – Queen Mother to Police Service

The Queen Mother of Anomabo Traditional Area, Nana Obaahemaa Mbromba Dabo I has charged security agencies not to spare any fisherman who will be caught engaging in illegal fishing activities including Chinese trawlers. The Queen mother gave this directive at “FAR BAN BO” a community durbar at Anomabo in the Central Region funded by the European Union and implemented by …

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Politics about ideas not fight – MP

Minister for Employment and Labour Relations, Ignatius Baffour Awuah has urged Ghanaians to eschew partisanship in their everyday endeavours to make the country a better place. According to him, politics is about ideas not about fighting each other in the name of partisanship. He made the call in an interaction with the Amangoase Parliament Youth Club from Nsoatre in the …

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Ursula’s deputy ‘kicked out’ of parliament

It was quite an awkward moment for Deputy Minister of Communications, Vincent Sowah Odotei when he was sacked from Parliament Thursday November 23, following Minority’s insistence that the former was not well poised to tackle ‘prodding’ questions from the house. The Minister was invited by the house to answer questions regarding his ministry in stead of his superior, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful …

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David Prah reassigned to National Youth Employment Agency

Mr. David Prah, the Eastern Regional Communications Director of the ruling New Patriotic Party who was recently appointed as the Director of Corporate Affairs and Communications at the National Information Technology Agency (NITA) has been reassigned to the Youth Employment Agency to occupy the same portfolio. Our source at corridors of power did not give the reasons for David Prah’s …

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I’ll rather have students learn under trees than sell dog chains – Deputy Education Minister

Deputy Education Minister, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has stressed that it is better for children to learn and eat under trees than hawking on the streets and going hungry. Reacting to Member of Parliament of North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa’s statement that the 2018 budget did not provide enough funds to address the current challenges the programme is facing, Dr …

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Slave Trade Was Shameful And Inhumane; We Are Sorry—Danish Queen

The Danish government has officially apologized to Ghana for its role in the dark history of slave trade in the then Gold Coast. The Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelson says nothing can justify the inhuman treatment meted out to human beings under the guise of slave trade. Mr Samuelson made the comment when the Danish delegation paid a visit to …

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British man loses £200,000 to Ghanaian gold scammers

A Nottinghamshire man who was conned out of £200,000 has told how he was left ‘in a very dark place’ after he lost his home, pension and savings, leaving him penniless and on the verge of a breakdown. The man, who has asked not to be named but who we are calling Simon, was defrauded by convincing con artists who …

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‘Galamsey Queen’ begs for mercy

En Huang, the 31-year-old Chinese lady, who is standing trial over alleged illegal mining (galamsey), has filed an application for variation of bail conditions at an Accra High Court (Criminal Division). The Chinese lady, popularly known as Aisha Huang, and four other Chinese nationals, were arrested by the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) in Kumasi and brought to Accra for trial …

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