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‘I bear Amidu no grudges despite atrocious attacks’

North Tongu MP Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has said former Attorney General Martin Amidu “got it totally wrong” by confusing him (Ablakwa) with one Andrews Krow, who has owned up to writing some critical articles of the Citizen Vigilante – the basis for which the anti-corruption crusader has been launching attacks on him (Ablakwa) for the past few days. Despite Mr Ablakwa’s several denials of authorship of the ...

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Akufo-Addo picks national ID card today

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is expected to launch and pick up a new national identification card from the National Identification Authority (NIA) today, Friday 15 September 2017. “The National Identification Authority is ready to provide Ghanaians with a modern robust national identification system and a smart ID card that will meet the modern aspirations of the people of Ghana and carry us into t ...

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130 doctors posted to KATH – Agyeman-Manu

Government has given financial clearance for 130 doctors to be posted to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) beginning October this year to replace some 150 doctors who left the facility after completing their housemanship, Minister of Health, Kweku Agyemang-Manu, has said. This development follows the hospital’s decision to suspended new emergency admissions due to the lack of doctors. Management of ...

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12 unions threaten strike over tier-2 pension funds

Twelve labour unions are threatening an indefinite nationwide strike after September 29 in demand for their tier-2 pension funds. The unions include the Ghana Medical Association (GMA), the Ghana Physician Assistants Association (GPAA), the Government Hospital Pharmacists Association (GHOPSA), the Ghana Association of Certified Registered Anaesthetists (GRCRA), the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GN ...

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Your concerns will be addressed: Otumfuo to FIPAG

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has directed the heads of Asante clans to meet with the leadership of the Film Producers Association of Ghana (FIPAG) and note down their concerns for them to be addressed. Otumfuo said this when FIPAG petitioned him as part of their demonstration against telenovelas in Ghana, which they say is collapsing the local movie industry. They, therefore, want parliament to pas ...

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Chinese re-arrested for engaging in galamsey

Five Chinese who were granted bail by the Bekwai Circuit Court in the Ashanti Region for engaging in illegal mining have been re-arrested for involvement in the same act. The five “galamseyers’’ were arrested by the National Anti-galamsey Task Force at Abodom in the Bekwai District and granted bail by the court on September 6, 2017. The names of the suspects as provided by the taskforce are Huang Shang Gao, ...

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Nurses demand postings

Some 108 bonded Registered Diploma Community Nurses have called on the Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, and the Registrar of the Nursing and Midwifery Council to provide them with jobs or “we would be forced to speak the language that the Ministry and government understand to demand what is rightfully ours”. The nurses said their names were omitted from this year’s national postings by the Ministry of ...

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Ghana’s future depends on developing its skill-base – Bawumia

Ghana's future depends on developing its skill-base with free education for all, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has said. According to him, the aim of providing free secondary school education for all was to build a "core of human capital" in the country. This would leave the country less vulnerable to fluctuating commodity prices, which has helped some of the world's poorest countries grow during boom ...

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Free SHS: GES sacks two heads for extortion

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has sacked two senior high school headmasters for extorting money from students despite strict directives from the Ministry of Education that no student enrolled under the Free SHS programme should be charged any fees. The sacking of the Headmaster of Pentecost SHS and Assistant Headmaster of Daffour SHS was announced by the Director General of the GES, Professor Kwasi Opok ...

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New research fishing vessel arrives in Ghana

The new Fridtjof Nansen Fisheries Research Vessel has arrived in Ghana. The Research Vessel is in Ghana to assess the marine stock levels in the country’s waters. The vessel’s programme has been unique in training scientists and equipping them with the necessary tools to assess stock of fishes in our waters. The Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, had in an earlier interview, said ...

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