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Free SHS saves education of over 100,000 JHS graduates – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says his government’s Free senior high school (SHS) education policy has bolstered the confidence of Ghanaians in education. He said the policy has saved the education of at least 100,000 students who would have stayed home because of the financial status of their parents. Related Article: Current free SHS not what Akufo-Addo promised – Minority The President told residents in the Upper West Region Tuesday, the country would have been grappling with over one million Ghanaian youth whose education would have been truncated at the junior high school (JHS) within five years. But the Free SHS policy has seen an additional 90,000 JHS graduates entering SHSs […]

Former A-G urges boundary talks between Ghana, Togo to avert dispute

Immediate past Attorney General, Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong has implored government to ensure the delimitation of the country’s border boundary with neighbouring Togo to avert future dispute. She said a definite resolution of the border boundary with Togo will save Ghana the experience it went through with the four-year-old maritime dispute with Ivory Coast. Mrs Appiah-Oppong told Mamavi Owusu Aboagye on the AM Show on the JOYNEWS channel on MultiTV Monday, the absence of a clear border boundary between Ghana and Togo will not lead to another legal tussle. “We should remember that litigation is always the last resort especially when it comes to your neighbouring state or country. I believe that negotiations […]

Former AU Chairperson, Rawlingses discuss breakdown of cultural values

Former African Union Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma on Wednesday called on former President Jerry John Rawlings and his wife Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings at their office in Accra. Dr. Dhlamini-Zuma and the Rawlingses discussed the breakdown of cultural values on the continent with the former President expressing his disappointment with the violent attacks on black foreigners in South Africa. Former President Rawlings who spoke on the forthcoming leadership battle within the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in South Africa, said a change for the better is what most South Africans would like to see. “This is the promise and expectation of most elections anyway,” he said. Mr. Rawlings said: “Irrespective of […]

NPP delegate’s conference: We’ll sanction aspirants who campaign

The leadership of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) says it will punish aspiring candidates who use this weekend’s national delegate’s conference to campaign. The party is yet to open nominations for persons who wish to contest for positions from constituency to national levels. Speaking to Citi News, acting General Secretary of the NPP John Boadu said the party will punish persons who flout the laws, by campaigning ahead of the party’s internal elections. “The party and in particular National Council has noted with concern, the rate at which prospective candidates for various executive positions in the party display the campaign posters and banners at the just ended constituency and regional […]

Charlotte Osei’s speech after receiving US award

The Chairperson of Ghana’s Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei was on Tuesday honoured with the United States Department of State’s Women of Courage Award for 2017. Presenting the award, the US Ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson affirmed that “Charlotte Osei epitomizes the phrase, woman of courage.” Mr. Jackson in his speech praised Charlotte Osei for her bravery before, during and after the 2016 general elections. In her acceptance speech, Charlotte Osei said “I owe my courage to the resilient women of Ghana, who are working daily to overcome male chauvinism and patriarchy in all its forms from the micro to the macro level of our society.” “I am inspired daily by their refusal […]

Ghanaians plan better when building houses than having children

  The Executive Secretary of the National Population Council Dr Leticia Adelaide Appiah has explained Ghana’s slow rate of economic development is to be partly blamed on the population structure. She wants citizens to pay attention to the structure of the population because she argued, it holds the key to better socio-economic development. In a Joy News Desk Report interview with Daniel Dadzie, she dropped two facts which she noted, ought to sink in the minds of the country’s leaders and citizens. Singapore began life as an independent country with a population of about two million. 60 years later, the island nation is about 6.3million. Ghana began with 6.7million in 1957. […]

Akufo-Addo to launch ‘One District One Factory Policy’ Friday

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, will on Friday launch his government’s flagship policy popularly termed ”One District One Factory” at Ekumfi in the Central Region. The program will be the formal launch of the implementation of the One District One Factory policy This will be in fulfillment of a pledge by President Akufo-Addo to see the actualization of the industrialization of Ghana as part of the transformation process he envisages for the country. The policy, when implemented will create the environment conducive for each local government areas to own factories relative to their well-endowed resources and capacity to provide jobs and wealth for the country. The launch will include a […]

Ankaful Threatens To Send Patients Home

The acting Clinical Coordinator of Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital in the Central Region, Dr Emefa Dadzie, has hinted that the inadequate financial support from the central government will force the hospital to discharge the mentally-ill patients who are receiving treatment at the facility in the near future. Speaking to newsmen after receiving donated items from the Church of Later Day Saint at Cape Coast, Dr Dadzie revealed that government’s inability to release funds since January 2017 has affected their operations. Dr Dadzie stressed that feeding of the inmates has become a great burden as creditors are unwilling to supply them foodstuffs due to the accumulated debt. “First of all, feeding the […]

Okoe Vanderpuije for President campaign posters out The posters, which bear his photo has the inscription, “Our hope for 2020 Okoe Vanderpuije”

Campaign posters of the former mayor of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije have emerged announcing him as the preferred presidential candidate for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in election 2020. The posters, which bear his photo has the inscription, “Our hope for 2020 Okoe Vanderpuije” but it is unclear whether Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije has a hand in the manufacturing of the posters which have flooded social media. It also describes Okoe Vanderpuije who doubles as the Member of Parliament for Ablekuma South as “The man you can trust, humble, grassroots man, true party man, experienced, unifier and visionary.” Although the NDC has not opened nominations yet, some bigwigs […]

A-G wants Ras Mubarak punished …over misapplication of GH¢215k

The Former Executive Director of the National Youth Authority (NYA), Ras Mubarak, should be held responsible for the misapplication of funds at authority, which was uncovered by the Auditor-General. The 2015 Auditor General’s Report indicted the NYA over the misapplication of the sum of GH¢215,100. Mr Mubarak, who was the then Executive Director and now the Member of Parliament (MP) for Kumbungu in the Northern Region and a member of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), contravened Regulations 179(1&2) of FAR, 2004 (LI 1802), which state, among others, that “a head of department may not authorise payment to be made out of funds earmarked for specific activities for purposes other than […]