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FOCOS Hospital announces 5-year anniversary celebrations

The Foundation of Orthopaedics and Complex Spine (FOCOS) has announced its five years’ anniversary celebration of opening their 70-bed specialist orthopaedic hospital; FOCOS Orthopaedic Hospital, located in Pantang, Accra, from September 16, 2017. Birthed out of a volunteer mission founded by renowned spine surgeon, Prof Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, in 1998, FOCOS initially conducted clinics at the Trust Hospital ...

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Free SHS commendable – Ofosu Ampofo

Director of Elections for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, has exalted President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for the implementation of the Free Senior High School (SHS) programme. According to him, the NDC is not against the implementation of the Free SHS but the approach is what the party has issues with. Speaking on Peace FM’s Kokrokoo programme on Wednesday, Mr Ampofo said: “T ...

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Free SHS: ‘We’ll accept inputs, criticisms’

President Nana Akufo-Addo has said his government will accept suggestions for, and criticisms of the Free Senior High School programme aimed at improving its implementation. “As is with all human endeavours, we will certainly face challenges in the implementation of this policy of free SHS, despite our best preparations and efforts. We may falter, but, by the grace of Almighty God, we shall not fall, for we ...

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PNC welcomes Free SHS implementation

The People's National Convention (PNC) has congratulated the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo-led government for making the Free Senior High School campaign pledge a reality. The Free SHS policy was launched in Accra on Tuesday, 12 September by the President with a call on Ghanaians to support the policy and to contribute ideas to make it sustainable. The PNC said it is a party that believes in social interventi ...

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Ablakwa’s denial mischievous – Amidu

A denial by North Tongu MP Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa that he wrote an article critical Mr Martin Amidu is “mischievous”, the former Attorney General has said. According to Mr Amidu, the pseudonym used for the article is one usually used by Mr Ablakwa and thus his denial smacks of mischief. Read Martin Amidu’s full statement below: ABLAKWA’S MISCHIEVIOUS DENIAL OF INSULTING MARTIN AMIDU: BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMI ...

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Poor communication NDC’s weakness – Ablakwa

Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has identified poor communication within the National Democratic Congress (NDC) among others as a cause for the party’s return to opposition. He said reflecting on why the NDC lost the 2016, he discovered that poor communication was the bane of the party. “The issue has to do with our communication…and I think that traditionally it’s been a weak ...

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UBA opens Tarkwa branch

The United Bank for Africa (Ghana) Limited, which has been adjudged Ghana’s “Best Bank – Product Innovation and Services” on Friday 25 August 2018 officially launched its Tarkwa branch in the Western Region making it their 28th business office in the country. The launch of the new branch is part of the bank’s expansion programme to cover almost all regions in Ghana while coming closer to the customers who h ...

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Bawumia attends UNCTAD meeting

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, left Accra on Tuesday, September 12 2017 for Geneva, Switzerland, to participate in a high level panel discussion organised by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The discussion will be under the theme: “Accelerating Progress in Building Productive Capacities in Least Developing Countries and Other Vulnerable Developing Economies.” Dr Baw ...

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Free SHS: Gov’t to probe fee charging reports

Deputy Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Adutwum, has said the Ministry will be deploying officials to some of the senior high schools that are reportedly charging the first year students fees. There have been concerns that some heads of the schools are charging fees in spite of the government baring the cost of the education of the children as part of the implementation of the Free Senior High School programme ...

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UEW crisis: UTAG hints of nationwide strike

The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has hinted of a nationwide strike beginning Monday, 18 September 2017 in solidarity with their colleagues at the University of Education, Winneba (UEW). The move, according to the local president of UTAG at the UEW, Dr Samuel Bekoe, is in solidarity with push for a speedy resolution of the impasse that has resulted in several weeks of strike action by lect ...

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