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Free SHS ‘selfless, righteous policy’ – JOY

Independent presidential candidate for the 2016 election, Joseph Osei Yeboah (JOY), has described government’s flagship programme, Free Senior High School (SHS), as a “selfless and righteous policy” that should be supported by every Ghanaian. “It’s a selfless and righteous policy and it’s something that anyone who has a good heart for Ghana will go in for. In my book it’s among four of the righteous systems ...

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I never attacked Amidu – Ablakwa

Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has said he never attacked former Attorney General, Martin Amidu, in any article for which reason the latter has replied attacking him. Mr Amidu has described the former Deputy Minister of Education as a “sharp-teethed” child – figuratively and physically – who is disrespectful to his elders as well “uncouth” and “uncultured”. In his latest epis ...

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Ablakwa commends govt over free SHS implementation

Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Member of Parliament for North Tongu and former Deputy Minister of Education, has extolled the Akufo-Addo-led government for the implementation of the free senior high school programme. According to him, the programme is a tough initiative, for which reason the government must be commended. The free SHS programme, which is the government’s flagship policy started on Monday 11 Septem ...

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Free SHS will not fail – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assured Ghanaians that although the Free Senior High School policy may face some challenges in its implementation, the programme will be sustainable. The policy which kicked off across the country on Monday, 11 September 2017 when first year students who were successfully placed in various SHSs were to report, has suffered some challenges as thousands of qualified s ...

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I was labelled a ‘liar’ because of Free SHS – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stated that he was branded a “liar” by his political opponents when he promised Ghanaians free senior high school education ahead of the 2008 and 2016 elections respectively. According to him, although his government cannot make every Ghanaian rich, it will help create a society of opportunities and empowerment for every citizen. Nana Akufo-Addo said these at the la ...

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Piecemeal approach to Free SHS bad – Minority

The Minority in Parliament has indicated that it is worrying for the Akufo-Addo-led government to limit the Free Senior High School programme to only first year students. The government’s flagship programme, the Free Senior High School, began today, Monday, 11 September. Commenting on the implementation of the programme at a press conference in Accra on Monday, September 11 the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddri ...

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Akufo-Addo’s sacrifices’ll rekindle patriotism – Gyampo

The sacrifices of President Nana Akufo-Addo will rekindle the spirit of patriotism in Ghana, political science lecturer at the University of Ghana Prof Ransford Gyampo has said. “President Akufo-Addo, I applaud the fact that you still live in your own house,” Prof Gyampo wrote on Facebook, adding: “I am told you drove your own car when you were a minister and never bought any of the state vehicles that were ...

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NPP man, family evicted over $200,000 loan

The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) over the weekend commiserated with one of its stalwarts, Chris Azawodie, who was forcibly ejected from his apartment after he allegedly defaulted on paying a $200,000 loan. According to the businessman, his wife and children were evicted from their home last week, after his two residential properties were reportedly taken over and auctioned at a paltry price on a dubi ...

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Support me create new region: Akufo-Addo to Yagbonwura

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has called on the overlord of Gonjaland, Yagbonwura Tuntumba Boresa (I), to support him to achieve the creation of a new region from the Northern Region. The Yagbonwura had petitioned the President that the Gonjaland traditional area, endowed with mineral resources and tourism potentials, deserves to be a region on its own. Nana Akufo-Addo assured the Yagbonwura that th ...

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Punish Ahomka-Lindsey for perjury – Citizen to PAC

Ransford Chatman Vanni-Amoah, the former Secretary to the Management Board of the Komenda Sugar Factory, has filed a petition against Deputy Minister of Trade, Robert Ahomka-Lindsey, at the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), asking the body to punish the Deputy Minister for perjury. According Mr Vanni-Amoah, the Deputy Minister lied that the Sugar Factory had not produced any sugar from fresh sugarcane since ...

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