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NSS can’t impose insurance policy on us – Service persons

Concerned national service personnel have rejected plans by the management of the National Service Scheme (NSS) to introduce insurance packages of NSS personnel in the country. A statement signed by Emmanuel Asenso Adusei, Accra Metro, said: “The National Service Scheme has launched a mandatory insurance policy to deduct money every month from the non-taxable allowance it pays to service personnel despite n ...

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CRIG house not for Mahama – Mogtari

Former President John Dramani Mahama has denied he influenced the award of a contract for the construction of a guest house at Bole in the Northern Region to “enable him enjoy comfortable holidays during visits to his constituency” when he was President. The allegation, according to Mr Mahama’s Special Aide, Joyce Bawah Mogtari, was made by the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Jos ...

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Teachers abandon school over Fulani threat

Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, has revealed that teachers in Abetifi and its surrounding communities in the Eastern Region of Ghana have fled the area following threats from Fulani herdsmen. According to him, pupils throng to their classrooms in the communities, but do not have teachers to instruct and teach them. Mr Dery, however, said police officers have been deployed to the areas to provide security f ...

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I reserve right to deport – Dery responds to Indian Businessman

The Minister for Interior, Ambrose Dery, has said he respects the court judgment ordering him to allow the Indian Businessman, Ashok Kumar Sivaram, to stay in Ghana, but he disagrees with the order. The High Court ordered the Immigration Service to restore the work and residence permit of Mr Sivaram within seven days, after months of failing to do so, despite a decision quashing his deportation due to its i ...

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Find jobs for ‘vigilante boys’ – JOY

The Independent Presidential candidate in the 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections, Jacob Osei Yeboah (JOY), has asked President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to find jobs for the members of the vigilante groups affiliated to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in order to quell the rampaging. According to him, members of the groups are unemployed and hungry, therefore their engagement in the vandalism. Mr ...

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TUC makes demands from Government

The Trade Unions Congress of Ghana (TUC) has tabled strong demands on key sectors of the Ghanaian economy and on some key state institutions before President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at a meeting at the Flag Staff House. In his remarks at the meeting with the President on Monday October 30, the Secretary General of the TUC, Dr Yaw Baah identified 7 issues the Congress would like government to pay urgent ...

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Ghana Post to educate market women on digital addressing

Jonathan Ansah, Commercial Director for Ghana Post, has revealed that officials of his company will be moving from village to village across the country to educate the Ghanaian public on the National Digital Property Addressing System. According to him, the company is already collaborating with the National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE) and the Ministry of Communications to explain how the new system ...

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Court dismisses suit against ECG privitisation

The Labour High Court on Tuesday October 31 dismissed an interlocutory injunction application filed by workers of the state power distributor, the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) seeking to halt the privitisation of the ECG. The workers sued the government over their redundancy packages. Before going to court, the workers staged a nationwide demonstration against the government over the severance pakcge. ...

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Drivers, Vehicle owners to be jailed if broken-down cars aren’t towed “immediately”

Drivers and vehicle owners will be imprisoned if they fail to immediately tow their broken-down vehicles, that is if Parliament approves the amended Road Traffic Regulations, 2017, drivers and vehicle owners who fail to “immediately” tow their broken vehicles off the road, risk being fined summarily or imprisoned. This is contained in the amended Road Traffic Regulations, 2017, which is yet to be presented ...

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leaders present 6-point solution to the Fulani menace in Kwahu

A Steering Committee tasked by the Kwahu Chief to find solutions to the violent clashes between indigenes and Fulani cattle herders has reiterated its commitment to end the menace. Some five Fulani herdsmen and three locals in Dwibease and Wheewhee communities in the Kwahu East District of the Eastern Region died following clashes last week. Scores of residents fled the area to nearby villages. In a press s ...

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