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Our Success In The Gambia Signifies Ecowas’ Relevance – Mahama

Sunday, February 19, 2017 The successful mediation process in The Gambia gives true meaning to the relevance of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), former President John Mahama has said in a tweet. The tweet comes a day after the newly elected President of The Gambia, Adama Barrow, was formally sworn i ...

Free SHS will push us out of business – Private SHS owners

Sunday, February 19, 2017 Though many have lauded moves by government to implement the Free SHS Policy in September 2017, the Conference of Heads of Private Second Cycle Schools, (CHOPSS), is worried that the policy will eventually phase them out. They argue that the policy will reduce the demand for enrollment in private ...

Parliament approves 2 other nominees for Council of State position

Sunday, February 19, 2017 Parliament has granted its consent to the nomination of two persons to serve on the Council of State. The nominees are a former IGP, Nana Owusu Nsiah and Former Chief of Defence Staff, General JB Danquah. The Constitution requires the President to consult Parliament in the appointment of a for ...

I fully support Kwesi Quartey as Deputy AU Chair – Nana Addo

Sunday, February 19, 2017 President Nana Akufo-Addo has said that he had no difficulty whatsoever in supporting the candidature of Thomas Kwesi Quartey for the position of Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission. According to President Akufo-Addo, when his predecessor, former President Mahama, told him about pr ...

I didn’t threaten to sack school heads over poor results – Opoku Prempeh

Sunday, February 19, 2017 The Education Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has refuted the claims attributed to him to the effect that basic and second cycle school headteachers, who oversee failure rates of 90 percent and above will be sacked. Dr. Opoku Prempeh, as he rubbished the claims, also vowed to resign if there ...

Hajj Board working to overcome GHc 23m debt – I.C. Quaye

Sunday, February 19, 2017 The Chairman of the National Hajj Board, Sheikh I.C. Quaye, says the Hajj Board has instituted measures to deal with the debt left it by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration. The immediate past board confirmed in January 2017, that it left behind a debt of GHc23 million ...

Nzema Chiefs reject Dr. Asante as Ghana Gas CEO

Saturday, February 18, 2017 Paramount chiefs in the seven traditional areas in Nzema area of the Western Region, have unanimously kicked against the president's decision to appoint Dr. Ben Asante as the caretaker Chief Executive officer of the Ghana National Gas Company Limited. According to them, Professor Sagary Nokoe, an ...

Nana Addo must come clean on funding for free SHS – Minority

Saturday, February 18, 2017 The Minority in Parliament has impressed on President Nana Akufo-Addo to clarify if his New Patriotic Party government will be using the Heritage Fund to fund the Senior High School policy following what it calls conflicting signals from his officials. There was a suggestion from the Senior Minis ...

Nothing wrong with Heritage Fund for free SHS – Hamid

Saturday, February 18, 2017 Using the Heritage Fund to invest in government 8217;s free Senior High School policy would be in line with the purpose for setting up the fund, the Minister of Information, Mustapha Hamid has said. The Information Minister was justifying a suggestion by the Senior Minister Yaw Osafo-Maafo to th ...

Nana Addo must clean on funding for free SHS – Minority

Saturday, February 18, 2017 The Minority in Parliament has impressed on President Nana Akufo-Addo to clarify if his New Patriotic Party government will be using the Heritage Fund to fund the Senior High School policy following what it calls conflicting signals from his officials. There was a suggestion from the Senior Minis ...

Nana Addo, Mahama to attend Adama Barrow’s inauguration

Saturday, February 18, 2017 President Nana Akufo-Addo and former President John Dramani Mahama will today , be in The Gambia to attend the inauguration of President Adama Barrow. The ceremony will take place at the main stadium in the country 8217;s capital, Banjul. This comes after President Barrow was sworn ...

Chief And Residents Chase Estate Developer Millennium City Over Broken Agreement

Saturday, February 18, 2017 The people of Nyanyaano, a suburb of Kasoa, led by their Chief Nana Dr. Obeng Wiabo V, are on the heels of multi-million Estate Developers, Millennium City, for non fulfillment of an agreed deal as far back as 1998 in which the company took some huge acres of land and agreed in return to build a ...

Party Politics Have Buried Chieftaincy In Ghana

Saturday, February 18, 2017 quot;Chiefs have no business doing politics because a chief is seen as the mouthpiece of the people and meddling in political issues does not help the society in anyway. Any chief who gets involved in politics always end up disadvantaged because you lose respect of the people and the nation as w ...
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