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Free SHS: Dual Intake System not same as shift system – Rev. Ntim ‘schools’ Suhuyini

The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Assin South Constituency, Rev. Ntim Fordjour, has rejected claims by fellow MP, for Tamale North Constituency, Alhaji Suhuyini Alhassan, that the newly adopted double-intake system for the Free SHS programme is the same as a shift system. Rev. Ntim...

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It’s reclamation, not ‘galamsey’ – Sir John rubbishes minority claims

The General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, has denied allegations that he is involved in illegal small-scale mining, also known as galamseydespite the government’s blanket ban on all forms of small-scale mining. According to him, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) minority...

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Bad road to Kwame Nkrumah’s hometown to be reconstructed – DCE

The District Chief Executive for the Ellembelle District in the Western Region, Kwesi Bonzu K, has told Citi News that funds have been secured to reconstruct the abandoned poor road leading to Nkroful, the birthplace of Ghana’s first president, Osagye Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. The road has...

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‘I will be NDC Flagbearer by January 2019’ – Sylvester Mensah

Former National Health Insurance Authority [NHIA] Chief Executive Officer, Sylvester Mensah has made his intentions clear to become the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) saying he is the most competent for the top job. According to him, the changes throughout the constituency level during...

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Midland saga: I will go to court to defend ‘commando’ police officer – Akua Donkor

The leader of the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP), Akua Donkor has opined that she would go to court and defend the 'commando' police officer, Lance Corporal Frederick Amanor if taken to court for beating a nursing mother. The brutality was meted out to the customer with...

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Some NDC members still angry with Mills – Dr Kwabena Donkor

A former Minister of Power, Dr Kwabena Donkor has described the late President of Ghana Prof John Evans Atta Mills as one who's love for Ghana is exceptional; because of that love, some members of his political party National Democratic Congress (NDC) are still angry with...

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Helicopter carrying gold forced into emergency landing at Asamankese

A helicopter which was carrying some consignment of gold from Chirano near Bibiani in the Western region to Accra force landed at a maize farm at Kumikrom near Asamankese in the Eastern Region on Monday afternoon. According to the police at Asamankese, the incident happened at...

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US Embassy issued 16,500 visas to Ghanaians in 2017

There has been an increase in travel from Ghana to the United States in the last two years due to an increase in visas issued over the period, the outgoing United States Ambassador to Ghana, Mr Robert Porter Jackson has said. He said in 2017 alone...

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We want to stop food importation – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said the introduction of government’s Planting for Food and Jobs Programme aims at transiting Ghana into a self-sufficient nation that would no longer import food from other countries. The food programme introduced last year involves the supply of improved seedlings...

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I ‘sacrificed’ my late husband for a lucrative job – Woman confesses

"He asked who in my life I was pissed at that particular day. I had had a big argument with my husband that morning - and was pissed at him; so I told the man. He asked of his name, and that was that. He gave...

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TV Programmer arraigned for alleged theft

The Television Programmer of the ZTV has been put before an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly dishonestly appropriating GHC120,000.00 belonging to Nii Tetteh Opremere II, his employer. Irene Akoto Ofori has been granted a GHC120,000.00 bail with four sureties. She denied the charge and she is...

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8000 teachers to be employed this year – President Akufo-Addo

The President, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo has announced that the government is going to employ about 8,000 teachers to provide quality tuition to students in the Senior High Schools. According to the President, this will accommodate the huge number of students who are currently enjoying the...

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Former minister makes ‘I-told-you-so’ analysis as Finance minister rethinks free SHS

Government has come under pressure barely 18 months into its implementation of free SHS as cracks surface over a policy preached for eight years whilst in opposition. After a rare admission by the Finance minister welcoming a debate over the viability of the president's flagship policy,...

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Charlotte Osei’s removal was politically motivated – Benyiwa Doe

A former member of the Council of State Ama Benyiwa Doe has said the removal of the former Electoral Commission boss is politically motivated. She told JOYNEWS' Gifty Andoh Appiah on The Pulse that she feels bad about the incident because it seems an office which...

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Ghana to use specialised drones to transport essential commodities to remote areas

To ensure successful implementation of the Universal Access to Health Care (UHAC) and end AIDS by 2030 using technology and innovation, the government of Ghana will in October introduce drones in transporting essential medicines to inaccessible areas. The drones, which would be used in conveying essential...

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Ghana to use specialised drones to transport essential commodities to remote areas

To ensure successful implementation of the Universal Access to Health Care (UHAC) and end AIDS by 2030 using technology and innovation, the government of Ghana will in October introduce drones in transporting essential medicines to inaccessible areas. The drones, which would be used in conveying essential...

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800 US soldiers in Ghana for jungle warfare training at Achiase

As part of the US, Ghana Defense Cooperation Agreement, the Ghana Armed Forces is currently training about 800 troops from the United States Army and other countries at the Achiase Jungle Warfare School. The exercise which was opened last week “includes a training by Ghanaians of...

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Jean Mensa is an Excellent Replacement to Charlotte Osei,Npp Pink Ladies Gh

Jean Mensa is an Excellent Replacement to Charlotte Osei The National Executive Committee of NPP Power Ideological Network Keeper Ladies (NPP Pink Ladies) is very enthused about President Akufo-Addo's decision to nominate Mrs. Jean Adukwei Mensa as the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission. We wish to...

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PaCorP Congratulates Jean Mensah & Other Commissioners of EC

PaCorP Congratulates Jean Mensah & Other Commissioners of EC The leadership of Patriots Committed to Retaining Power(PaCorP) would like to officially congratulate Mrs. Jean Adukwei Mensah, the nominated Chairperson of the Electoral Commission and the other nominated members for the Commission; Mr. Samuel Tettey, Dr. Eric...

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IF HON. KENNEDY AGYAPONG IS REMOVED FROM PARLIAMENT, ANAS SHOULD BE READY TO LEAVE GHANA”

IF HON. KENNEDY AGYAPONG IS REMOVED FROM PARLIAMENT, ANAS SHOULD BE READY TO LEAVE GHANA" We the Loyalists of Hon. Kennedy Agyapong express shock at which events are unfolding at the privileges committee of parliament. In as much as we respect the law making body of...

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Midland Assault: Yilo Klo State apologises; donates GHC2,000 to victim

The Traditional Council and residents of Yilo Klo State have rendered an unqualified apology on behalf of Lance Corporal Frederick Godzi Amanor for assaulting a nursing mother at Midland Savings and Loans Company Limited in Accra. In a communique signed by Nene Narh Ogbordjor Agbo III,...

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Gender Ministry empowers women caucus in Parliament

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) in collaboration with the Israeli Embassy and The Golda Meir Mount Carmel International Training Center (MCTC) has in a one-day capacity building workshop empowered the Women Caucus of Ghana’s Parliament. The workshop being the first of its...

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Don’t tread Charlotte Osei’s path – Ken Agyapong warns Jean Mensa

Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Ken Agyapong has warned Electoral Commission Chairperson nominee, Jean Mensa, not to tread the path of her predecessor, Charlotte Osei. According to him, Ghanaians will deal with her the same way Charlotte Osei was dealt with if her actions go...

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Kennedy Agyapong to quit parliament at end of current tenure

Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Ken Agyapong says he will not contest the 2020 parliamentary elections based on advice received from his wife. According to Mr Agyapong, his wife, after watching the video tendered as evidence against him by MP for Asawase, Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka,...

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We’re winning fight against Tramadol abuse – FDA

The Brong Ahafo Regional Manager of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), Matthew Gyan Nkum has said that his outfit is winning the fight against the abuse of Tramadol and other drugs in the region. Speaking at a stakeholder workshop on tobacco control and the abuse...

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Free SHS: Persons who can pay must be excluded – Ofori-Atta suggests

The Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, has suggested that persons who can afford to pay fees for the education of their wards be excluded from the government's Free Senior High School (SHS) Programme. The government is facing huge challenges in financing its flagship education programme, the...

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EC Job: Charlotte Osei’s dismissal, Jean Mensa’s nomination ‘regrettable’ – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama has described as regrettable, the removal of Mrs Charlotte Osei and subsequent nomination of Mrs Jean Mensa as Chair of the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana. “Current controversy surrounding removal of EC Chair and deputies and subsequent appointment of new commissioners...

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Opuni instructed fertilizer testing period cut down – Witness

The former embattled Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Dr. Stephen Kwabena Opuni verbally instructed scientists at Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG) to reduce the testing period for chemicals and fertilizers from two years to six months, an Accra High Court has...

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Ex-SSNIT boss, four others slapped with 29 charges over $72m SSNIT OBS contract

An Accra High Court has levelled criminal charges against former Director-General of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), Ernest Thompson and four others, over controversial $72 million Operating Business Suite (OBS) contract awarded to Perfect Business Solutions. The 29 charges leveled against the five...

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Akufo-Addo government and his policies ‘a nuisance’ to Ghanaians – Koku Anyidoho

A former Transport Minister Joyce Bawa Mogtari has criticized the Akufo-Addo government for playing politics with the new Terminal 3 project at the Kotoka International Airport. In a statement, Madam Mogtari, who also speaks for the former President, said the New Patriotic Party government is exhibiting a...

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