Stop Allowances To Teachers And Nurses Trainees – Professor Adei To Gov’t

Government has been called to stop giving allowances to both nurses and teacher trainees and invest such funds in Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET). Professor Stephen Adei, Former Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), said ‘it is time to put the required emphasis on TVET because of its critical role in national development. By technical and vocational education and training we are talking about aspects of learning directed towards the acquisition of knowledge, competences and know-how to undertake trades and occupations that require practical and applied skills as well as applied scientific knowledge as opposed to general arts or even basic science education’. Professor […]

Creation Of Regions To Go Ahead As Plan Despite Suits

The Electoral Commission (EC) says it will go ahead with planned activities towards the creation of the proposed six regions despite two separate suits seeking to stop the process. A non-governmental organisation, Strategic Thinkers Network-Africa (Stranek) has sued government and the EC on the decision to conduct a referendum in only the six regions in which the new regions will be created. The group wants the Supreme Court to interpret portions of the 1992 Constitution with respect to holding a referendum in the country. The applicant is seeking a declaration that upon a true and proper interpretation of the provisions of the Constitution, particularly articles 4(1), 5(1), 5(2), 5(3), 5(4) […]

Ashanti Region: Boy, 13, Found Hanging In Cocoa Farm

Ashanti Region: Boy, 13, Found Hanging In Cocoa Farm A 13-YEAR-OLD boy has been found dead in a cocoa farm at Awiaso-Akrofrom in the Adansi-Asokwa District of the Ashanti Region in what the police considered to be a suicide. Jeffery Kwadwo Owusu allegedly hanged himself at his grandmother’s cocoa farm behind their residence in the Awiaso-Akrofrom community with the reason yet to be established by law enforcement agents. Fomena District Police Commander, Supt Yaw Obeng Asubonteng, who confirmed the tragic incident, told DAILY GUIDE that Jeffery Owusu was a Class Five pupil at Abusco International School. He said reports indicated that the minor hanged himself on Wednesday around 3:30 pm […]

‘Better’ Version Of Double Track System At Wesley Girls, Univ Practice Shs

A different version of government’s policy solution to decongest senior high schools, is being implemented in two elite schools in the Central region. That policy known as the double track system, splits a class into two streams with one starting while the other waits. So a General Arts class of say 98 students, will be divided to have a first batch of 46 students known as the Green Track and the other known as the Gold Track. Green Track have begun the academic year while the Gold Track will replace them on November 8, 2018. The policy has become necessary because government does not have enough infrastructure to accommodate the […]

I Don’t Care Losing Votes Over Banking Sector Reforms – Akufo-Addo

President Akufo Addo is not bothered by the political ramifications of his government’s decision to reform Ghana’s banking sector as a result of the recent banking crisis that has hit the sector. This is the first time the president is speaking on the crisis in the banking sector that led to the collapse of seven local banks. “I think that I am required first of all to do what I consider right for our people. Why worry about the impact of it on my own political party support”, he stated. Speaking to the Ghanaian community in Kigali, Rwanda, President Akufo-Addo said he will continuously abide by his constitutional duty to […]

Unemployed Jailed Seven Years For Sexually Molesting Minor

A Circuit Court in Accra on Thursday handed down a seven year jail term on Prince Aboagye, 22-year-old unemployed for having sex with an eight year old girl at Atomic Down, a suburb in Accra. Aboagye charged with defilement had pleaded guilty. When the trial Judge, Mrs Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku enquired from Aboagye whether he had a girlfriend, he responded positively and explained that he and his girlfriend had broken-up. According to the convict, his former girlfriend was 18 years old. When asked by the judge if he knew the age of the victim, Aboagye guessed that she could be seven years old. The judge therefore convicted Aboagye on his […]

Fitch Warns Gov’t Of Political Risks Over $2bn Bauxite Deal

Global financial analyst Fitch is predicting the Ghana government is likely to face risks from its $2 billion bauxite deal with the Chinese. A report dated August 28, 2018, predicts a dire situation for the country if the value of bauxite takes a dip. The report comes at a time when Parliament approved $500 million for phase one of the bauxite deal that will see roads constructed by Chinese firm Sinohydro as government pays back with bauxite. The government says the deal is a barter arrangement which will not add to the country’s debt burden but the Minority disagrees. The Minority wants the deal captured as a loan agreement and […]

Mahama Tells Pentecost Church To Ask Akufo-Addo To Fix Their Bad Road

Former President John Dramani Mahama has called on the leadership of the Church of Pentecost to get Government to fix the road leading to the Church’s multi-purpose convention and retreat center at Gomoa Fetteh in the Central Region. Speaking at the retirement service in honor of the immediate past Chairman of the church, Apostle Professor Opoku Onyinah, former President Mahama emphasized the need to get roads in good shape to compliment the national developmental efforts by the Church. According to Ex-President Mahama, on his first visit to the Pentecost Convention center [PCC], the then Chairman of the Church Apostle Opoku Onyinah told him that he invited him (President Mahama) purposely […]

NDC Boycotts First IPAC Meeting Under New EC Boss

The opposition National Democratic Congress has declined an invitation by the Jean Mensa led Electoral Commission to attend an inter party advisory committee meeting, Wednesday. National Organiser of the party Kofi Adams confirmed the decision to boycott the meeting when he spoke briefly to Myjoyonline.com. He did not give reasons for the decision for lack of time but assured he would explain later in the day. Sources within the party however told Myjoyonline.com they received the invitation very late and could not have attended the meeting According to the source, the invitation came at 12:15 for a meeting which is expected to start at 1:00pm. Myjoyonline.com cannot however independently confirm […]

Otiko Rejects Ambassadorial Role, Retires From Politics

The immediate past Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Ms. Otiko Afisa Djaba says she is bowing out of active politics. According to reports, Otiko Djaba is bowing out of mainstream politics to spend time with her family. Otiko Djaba was named Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection in 2017 by President Akufo Addo but following the just recent reshuffle, she was named as an ambassador to Italy. However, in an interview with the Daily Graphic, Monday, Otiko disclosed that she had resigned from active politics and has decided to turn down the appointment to enable her take good care of her children and that of her ex-husband […]