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Gov’t buying drones worth $3m to fight galamsey

The Government of Ghana is procuring drones worth $3million to help in the fight against illegal small-scale mining (galamsey). According to Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu, the procurement of the drones is part of the broad strategy being used by the government to defeat galamsey. “We are in the process of the acquisition of the drones which is costing almost about $3 million,” Mr Am ...

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Opoku-Agyeman justifies siting of E-blocks

Former Minister of Education, Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyeman, has indicated that criticisms against the location of some of the Community Day Senior High Schools (E-Blocks) built by the Mahama administration are unfounded. According to her, the Ministry of Education, through the Assemblies, secured the lands for the projects. The Assemblies, she said, also went through the chiefs who are the landlords. ...

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We shall not be intimidated – PURC staff to Board

The Staff Union of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) has indicated that they will not be cowed into submission or be intimidated by the Board members of the PURC. This follows the Governing Board of the PURC describing as criminal and unruly, a demonstration by staff of the Commission that led them to lock out management and other staff over suspicions that the Board was conspiring to reinst ...

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KATH suspends admission

For the lack of adequate doctors, the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in the Ashanti Region has suspended new emergency admissions. This was contained in an internal memo issued by the directorate of surgery to the Chief Executive Officer of the hospital. The decision was arrived at following an emergency meeting convened to review the impact of the shortage on the hospital’s ability to deliver qualit ...

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“Stop your child-like lies, I’m no idiot” – Amidu to Ablakwa

Former Attorney General Martin Amidu has issued a third article accusing North Tongu MP Samuel Okudzeto of lying about what he (Mr Amidu) believes was a critical article about him authored by the legislator despite the younger politician’s denial of same on two separate occasions. In Mr Amidu’s latest epistle, he said Mr Ablakwa must stop lying in the name of God and just own up to his authorship of the sai ...

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Free SHS: Headmasters not building hostels – GNAT

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has debunked assertions that due to the introduction of the Free Senior High School (SHS), some headmasters are putting up hostels in order to redirect the students to reside in those hostels as a way of taking advantage of the system. General Secretary of GNAT, David Ofori Acheampong, told Accra News’ Obeng Mensah in an interview on Thursday, September 14 t ...

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Illegal fishing must end – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says illegal methods of fishing, as well as the over-exploitation of Ghana’s marine resources cannot continue, as they threaten the very essence of the country’s existence. According to Nana Akufo-Addo, over the years, and especially in recent times, nearly all of Ghana’s marine fisheries and some inland fisheries have been overfished. This, he said, is buttressed by th ...

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Andrew Krow: I wrote anti-Amidu articles, not Ablakwa

Andrew Amadi Krow (Ohenenana Obonti Krow) has said he authored an article that was critical of former Attorney General Martin Amidu, which the latter suspects and insists was written by North Tongu MP Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa using ‘Andrew Krow’ as a pseudonym. Despite two denials by Mr Ablakwa about not being the author of the said article which Mr Amidu said he found insulting, the former AG insists the la ...

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‘Cabinet considered all-inclusive Free SHS’

Former Deputy Minister of Education, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has said he can provide documents from President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s cabinet meetings proving that government considered implementing the Free Senior High School for every student, but could not afford it, hence had to start with only first year students. According to him, government would have coughed GHS1.8bllion at a go just for one ...

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Employ persons with right attitude – Employers told

Head of Shared Services at Global Media Alliance, Timothy Karikari, has advised students to develop the right attitudes that are desired by employers. Speaking at the University of Ghana mentorship session last week, Mr Karikari admonished students to pursue their career goals with diligence, hard work, commitment and humility. “These attitudes are for life and whether you are an employer or an employee, th ...

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