Month: August 2015

National Youth Organizer New Patriotic Party Samuel Awuku ‘Common sense revolution’ against Mahama in 2016

  National Youth Organizer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Samuel Awuku will be leading a “common sense revolution” against the Mahama-led National Democratic Congress (NDC) ahead of the 2016 general elections. According to him, a government under which unemployment has notoriously assumed legendary status cannot be given another term in office. Sammy Awuku who has the passion for youth development on Oman FM said their future is bleak under the Mahama government. “It is regrettable to state that the noble dreams of many young men and women which flourished under the previous NPP government have all of a sudden become nightmares under the John Mahama-led National Democratic Congress […]

Kwabena Agyepong slams Mahama over doctors’ strike

  The General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwabena Agyei Agyepong has condemned President John Dramani Mahama’s comments on the on-going strike action by doctors in the public sector. The NPP scribe speaking on Joy FM’s Newsfile Programme described as ‘unpresidential and unfortunate’ the statement by the President that the strike action ‘do not make sense’. “I was informed the President during the International Youth Day described the strike action of the doctors as senseless…and I think that was very unpresidential, very unfortunate…,” he said while commenting on the strike action by the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) members. The partial strike action by the GMA members is entering […]

Doctors’ strike: Government will weather the storm – Haruna Iddrisu

  Labour Relations Minister Haruna Iddrisu says government will rise from the ashes in spite of the continued strike by medical doctors. He said, “We have a shared and a collective responsibility together with the doctors, to preserve human lives” and government will do exactly that. He was speaking on Joy FM and MultiTV’s news analysis programme, Newsfile, Saturday on the crippling strike by doctors. The General Assembly of the Ghana Medical Association Friday voted to remain on strike for two more weeks. They, however, agreed not to resign en masse as threatened by their leadership two weeks ago over an absence of documented conditions of service. A motion to […]

Amazing Facts You Never Knew About “Titanic”

  The company that built the Titanic was White Star Line, and was owned by J.P. Morgan, an American tycoon. The cost to build the unique RMS Titanic was $7.5 million. The RMS stands for Royal Mail Steamer and it took 3,000 men two years to build the Titanic. Three million rivets held its massive hull together. Price of a single first-class ticket was $4,700. (equals $50,000 in today’s economy or much more) As the Titanic was leaving the port, the suction it caused actually snapped the ropes of a nearby docked ship. (The S.S. New York) Tugboats had to race to the scene to prevent the New York from […]

2015 WASSCE Results OUT!! 453 WASSCE results cancelled; 185 schools under investigation

    The West African Examinations Council (Waec) has released provisional results of the 2015 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). The results can be accessed by candidates online while the hard copies have been dispatched to the various schools. The exams were written in May/June this year. The entire results of candidates from 185 schools have been withheld pending the conclusion of investigations. One thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine (1,859) candidates had their subject results cancelled while 453 candidates had their entire results cancelled. Eight candidates, who had their entire results cancelled, have been barred from taking any of Waec’s exams for two years. At a press conference […]

Sex trafficking: The new American slavery

Atlanta (CNN)The pathway leading to the dark corners of human trafficking began in the fluorescent-flooded hallways of a Florida middle school. Sacharay, which is how she wants to be known, was 14 years old and looking for a friend. “I used to get picked on a lot about being dark-skinned. I started wearing glasses and was called ‘four-eyes.’ And then they knew because I was so sensitive, they knew it was getting to me,” she said. But when an older classmate approached her and offered to be her friend, Sacharay thought maybe her fortunes had finally started to turn. “I thought she was like my best friend because I could […]

HIV discoverer: ‘To develop a cure is almost impossible’

Francoise Barre-Sinoussi, at the International AIDS Society Conference, in Vancouver. Vital Signs is a monthly program bringing viewers health stories from around the world. Vancouver (CNN)She’s the woman who co-discovered HIV in 1983, and won a Nobel Prize for her work. But next month, French scientist Francoise Barre-Sinoussi will retire from her lab. She spoke with CNN at this week’s International AIDS Society Conference, in Vancouver, about activism, the future of HIV and why there’s still no cure — as well as answering questions submitted by our readers on Twitter. At the beginning, the epidemic was in San Francisco in the gay community. How have you seen this change over […]

Spicy foods may help you live longer, says a new study

Hot, hot, hot foods are the focus of new research released this week suggesting that eating fiery ingredients such as chili peppers may do more than burn your tongue. These foods may help you live longer. “There is accumulating evidence from mostly experimental research to show the benefit of spices or their active components on human health,” said Lu Qi, an associate professor at Harvard School of Public Health and co-author of the study published this week in the BMJ. But the evidence evaluating consumption of spicy foods and mortality from population studies was lacking, he said. As a result, researchers from the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences studied data […]

‘Avoid Cynicism, Pull Him Down Syndrome, Self-Doubts — Prez Mahama Tells Ghanaians

  President John Dramani Mahama has made it clear that self doubts, the Phd [pull him down] syndrome and cynicism have never yet built any nation he knows of in the world. The President indicated that we must, as a nation avoid it at all cost if we wish to live to our fullest potential as a people with a common destiny. He said this at a ceremony to launch the preparation of a long-term national development plan for Ghana for the period of 40years [2018-2057]. “What we are starting here today is a journey we have shy away from for many years while admiring the great strides made over […]

Newly launched Dev’t Plan bound to fail without entrenched clause- Gyampo

  A political scientist with the University of Ghana Dr Ransford Gyampo says any national development plan that is not binding on all political parties is an exercise in futility. He said for a country “plagued with a tragedy of policy discontinuity” the most appropriate thing is to have a binding development plan around which political parties will build their manifestos. “Any move to have a national plan that isn’t binding on successive regimes will be a bit problematic. “In 1996 the NDC had the vision 2020 but that was jettisoned by the NPP…The first time we had a national youth policy in Ghana was in 1999. When the NDC […]