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Freedoms mustn’t be sacrificed for development – Kufuor

Former President John Kufour has urged Ghanaians to cherish the country’s democracy and not rely on only economic indicators as a measure of development. As Ghana celebrates 25 years under the fourth republic, Mr. Kufuor downplayed comparisons with more successful countries like Rwanda, which have autocratic regimes. He said the rule of law must not be compromised as Ghana strives for development, regardles ...

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Cassandra Twum-Ampofo is new GES PRO

Cassandra Twum Ampofo has been appointed as the new Head of the Public Relations Unit of the Ghana Education Service (GES). Ms Twum Ampofo, is a professional teacher, and until her new appointment, she was the Ashanti Regional Public Relations Officer [PRO] of the Service. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Communication from the University of Cape Coast, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications Studies ...

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Agyinasare marks 35yrs in ministry with miracle festival

The Founder and Presiding Bishop of Perez Chapel International, Bishop Charles Agyinasare, has launched the Festival of Miracles scheduled from 30 January to 2 February 2018 at the Independence Square in Accra, to mark his 35th anniversary in the ministry of God. Launching the event at the Tang Palace Hotel in Accra on Tuesday, 2 January 2018, Bishop Agyinasare said if a miracle is any supernatural interven ...

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Bantama gang rapists to spend New Year in cells

The four suspects involved in the gang-rape at Kumasi Bantama have been remanded again to reappear on January 3, 2018. The Asokwa Juvenile court presided over by His worship Peter Oppong Boahen remanded the suspects after the prosecutor told the court that investigations have not been concluded and would more time to conduct further investigations, lawyer for the suspects, lawyer John Boamah, said. The four ...

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National ID cards to be issued in January 2018

The National Identification Authority (NIA) should be issuing the National ID cards from January 2018, barring any last minute hitch. This is the indication from the Office of the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia. The move will however depend on the maturity of the Legislative Instrument (LI) on the policy currently before Parliament. Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show on Thursday, December 21st 2017, ...

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NPP polls: I stand tall – Ntim

A National Chairman hopeful of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Stephen Ntim, has said he is more qualified to become the next national Chairman of the NPP. According to him, he has the experience, the integrity, the pedigree to occupy the position, and has also made a lot of sacrifices for the party – qualities he believes put him ahead of his competitors. Mr Ntim told Agyin Barima, sit-in host of ...

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Parliament rejects budget allocation for Office of Senior Minister

Professor Kwesi Yankah, Minister of State in-charge of Tertiary Education Parliament has rejected the budget estimate for the Office of the Senior Minister for the year ending December 31, 2018 for its planned programmes and policies. The House argued that the office is not a legal creation and could not be allocated any funds from the national budget as an independent agency. Leading the rejection in Parli ...

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Zenith University College graduates 257 students

Prof Jophus Anamuah-Mensah( second left) Chairman of council for Zenith University college congratulating first class graduand. Photo: Vincent Dzatse The Chairman of the Governing Council of Zenith University College, Professor Jephus Anamuah Mensah has called on the government to as a matter of urgency, step in and review the exorbitant affiliation fees paid by private universities to their parent institut ...

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Don’t misuse grants, loans, Business Devt Minister cautions young entrepreneurs

Mr Mohammed Awal (third from right) inspecting sandals made by Mabel Simpson (left) of Creative Entrpreneur during the exhibition.Photo.Ebo Gorman The Minister of Business Development, Mohammed Ibrahim Awal has cautioned business startups and young entrepreneurs against using grants or loans provided by the government for unproductive ventures. He was making particular reference to government’s initiative t ...

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Health officials intensify public education on CSM in UER

Health officials in the Upper East Region (UE/R) have announced their readiness to contain the spread of the Cerebro Spinal Meningitis (CSM) in Senior High Schools and among the general public as they begin intensive public education in the region.   Dr Winfred Ofosu, Regional Director of Health Services in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) said all health facilities in the region were stoc ...

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