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Free SHS: Thank you, but reduce fuel prices – Drivers to Pres

Francis Appiah, Public Relations Officer for the Drivers and Car Owners Association of Ghana, has pleaded with the Akufo-Addo-led government to reduce the cost of fuel products in the country. According to him, although the drivers are happy with the implementation of pro-poor policies, including the Free Senior High School (SHS) programme, the rate at which fuel prices are increasing is affecting their bus ...

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Punish A Plus – Azeem

Former Executive Director for the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), Vitus Azeem, has asked the police to prosecute musician, Kwame Asare Obeng (A-Plus), for making ‘baseless’ corruption allegations against the two Deputy Chiefs of Staff. The action of the musician, he said, cannot go unpunished. His call follows the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service describing as “baseless ...

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We’ll scrap Founder’s Day if we win power – CPP

The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has threatened to scrap the controversial proposal of August 4th as Founder's Day when they win political power. This follows a desire by the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo-led government to shift the celebration from the traditional 21st September to 4th August in recognition of the role the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC) party played in the independence struggle. But ...

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Ghanaian Times staff lockout MD again

Some staff of the New Times Corporation are embarking on a second day of demonstration in front of their office with the aim to prevent their MD, Carol Annang, from accessing her office. Tuesday’s demonstration has about a dozen staff participating with all of them clad in red and drumming and chanting in front of the gate of the New Times Corporation. There are two armed police officers at the premises to ...

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‘NIA was “dirty, smelly, unfit for humans” before I took over’

Prof Ken Attefuah has said the office of the National Identification Authority (NIA) was in a big mess before he took over as Executive Secretary following his appointment by President Nana Akufo-Addo in January this year. Prof Attefuah said on Tuesday 19 September in an interview that bad leadership from previous managers of the NIA and lack of funds conspired to bring the place on its knees. “I alluded ea ...

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Affail Monney did no wrong warning journos – Hamid

Minister of Information Mustapha Hamid has said President of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), Affail Monney “committed no crime” when he issued a statement to caution investigative journalists to ensure they do not try people in the media in the course of doing their job. Mr Monney in the statement urged journalists to verify all facts when they conducted any investigative piece, adding that such re ...

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Sammy Awuku not qualified to chair YEA board – Donkor

The Member of Parliament for Pru East Kwabena Donkor has said Sammy Awuku does ot qualify to be appointed chair of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) and will therefore petition President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to revoke his appointment. Mr Awuku who happens to be the national youth organiser of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) was sworn in as chair of the YEA on Friday 15, September 2017 togethe ...

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60k YEA jobs achievable

The Minister responsible for Employment and Labour Relations, Ignatius Baffour Awuah, has expressed optimism that the target handed out to the newly sworn-in Board members of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) to create 60,000 jobs in a month is feasible. He explained that the agency has started rolling out strategies for recruiting beneficiaries for the programme. Mr Awuah had earlier underscored the need f ...

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JJ: I’ll like to see the NPP beaten in 2020 but…

The founder of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Jerry John Rawlings has questioned his party’s readiness to win back power from the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2020 general elections. He said his wish is to see the NDC win the 2020 elections but wondered if the party had what it took to the beat the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo-led government. “Let me simply say, that I w ...

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YEA won’t discriminate – Awuku

The new Board Chairman of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA), Mr. Sammi Awuku, has assured Ghanaians that under the tenure of the newly-constituted Board, the agency will see a new life, new focus and new direction in its operations and service delivery devoid of discrimination of any kind. According to Mr. Awuku, the new Board will provide clear direction to management with a revolutionary verve towards tra ...

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