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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 […]

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 […]

Free SHS to run double-track system amid concerns by NAGRAT

Government is finalising steps to start the double-track or semester system to boost enrollment under its flagship free Senior High School (SHS) education programme. Education Minister, Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh, made the revelation at a sensitisation programme organised for education directors, heads of senior high school and public relation officers in the education sector on Saturday, July 21. What is the double track system? In a single-track system, students and staff are in school or vacation at the same time within an academic year. But the double year-round system divides the entire student body and staff into two different tracks. So while one track is in school, the other is on vacation. […]

Nigeria’s FA boss replaces Kwesi Nyantakyi at CAF

The President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad, has appointed the President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) to replace embattled former First Vice Chairman Kwesi Nyantakyi. The former President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) resigned from his position a few days after he was captured in an investigative film engaging in underhand dealings. He mentioned the name of the president, vice president and some government officials in the said video. President Nana Akufo-Addo has since reported him to the police for action. Mr Nyantakyi was Fifa bans Nyantakyi June 8, 2018 World football-governing body FIFA has handed a 90-day provisional ban to embattled Ghana Football […]

Appointment Of Two Judges Who Recommended Removal Of EC Boss Not Reward – Gov’t

The government is denying claims that the appointment of Justices Samuel Marful-Sau and Agnes Dordzie is a reward for the roles they played in the investigation of the Electoral Commission Chair, which eventually led to her dismissal. The two judges were appointed as Supreme Court Justices by the president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo yesterday, a few days after the EC boss’ firing. A statement to Parliament seeking theirs and the approval of two other judges, Prof. Nii Ashie Kotey and Nene Amegatcher, and signed by the president said the appointments were made following consultations with the Judicial Council. The newly appointed Justices (L-R): Amegatcher, Dordzie, Kotey, Marful-Sau Not many are […]