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Gov’t prioritizes education because it’s priceless legacy – Mahama

Written by | October 25, 2016 | 0
President John Mahama says he has placed premium on education and this is seen in the increased government budget for the sector over the years. He says government is anticipating the many projects being undertaken in the sector would lift millions of Ghanaians from poverty. The President says the only thing no one can steal from an educated person is his/her acquired knowledge which is distinguished from material objects which can robbed easily. Speaking at the commissioning of one of the 123 Community Day Senior High Schools (SHS) at Takrowase in the Eastern Region, Mr Mahama said he hoped many of girls would make use of the many projects to recieve education. This, he said would help to address the issue of early girl child marriage ongoing in the country. The governing National Democratic

Stop registering your members on NHIS if it has collapsed – Mahama to NPP

Written by | October 25, 2016 | 0
President John Mahama has taken a jab at the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) for claiming that the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has collapsed under his government. According to him the NPP is registering its members onto the scheme though they claim it has collapsed. “Recently the NPP said the NHIS has collapsed but if you claim NHIS has collapsed why is the NPP registering its supporters onto the scheme? If it has collapsed then what is the benefit of the card? Why are you paying for the NHIS cards for our people? It is has collapsed then stop registering your people. What is happening is that the NHIS has expanded tremendously,” Mahama said while addressing a mini-rally at Kade in the Eastern Region on Tuesday as part of his campaign tour of the region. The flagbearer

GES sacks Teacher, 48, after going blind

Written by | October 25, 2016 | 0
The Ghana Education Service (GES) has sacked a 48-year-old teacher who went blind during his teaching career. Lawrence Ozame, who had tutored for over 20 years was sacked after he lost his sight and was left with no money to fend for himself and his four children. Mr. Ozame has now been forced into early retirement and struggling to keep his head above water. Alice Aryeetey who works with EIB Network’s GHone TV narrated that Mr. Ozame became visually impaired in 2013. Aryeetey adds that his salary was blocked by the GES in April 2016 after he was asked to step aside. Speaking to Aryeetey, Mr. Ozame said he is in a very difficult position and could even commit suicide at any point. “I can do anything to myself at any moment…because as a father I think about my children at home, the

AG prays court to examine Woyome over judgement debt

Written by | October 25, 2016 | 0
The AG’s Department has filed a suit praying the court to orally examine Alfred Agbesi Woyome over the controversial judgement debt saga. The suit which was signed by the Registrar of the Attorney General , James Mensah said “Alfred Agbesi Woyome is hereby ordered to appear before this court on Thursday 10th day of November 2016 at 9 am in the forenoon to be examined orally on Oath by the 1st Defendant/Judgment/Creditor/Applicant herein, to ascertain whether the 3rd Defendant/Judgement/Debtor has any property or other means of satisfying the Judgement.” It further stated that “this order is to be served personally on the within-named Alfred Agbesi Woyome.” Alfred Woyome was paid ¢51 million for helping Ghana raise funds to construct stadia for purposes of hosting the CAN 2008 Nations

Girl, 19, commits suicide after father stops her from dating fiancee

Written by | October 25, 2016 | 0
A 19-year-old girl and resident from Jinigini Kofi in the Bia East district of the Western region took her own life shortly after she reportedly exchanged words with her father. Narrating the incident to Nyankonton Mu Nsem, our reporter Sir Joe explained that, the deceased was confronted by the father over her relationship with her fiancée. The deceased, Constance Amankwaa our reporter noted was advised to end her relationship with the boy because he was lazy. However, she insisted that she would not end the relation as the father had requested. The father had also warned that he would not take responsibility for her upkeep if she refuse to adhere to his advice, a situation Sir Joe added informed the deceased decision to take her own life. She was found dead in her room after she had threatened

Women Reject NDC Man

Written by | October 22, 2016 | 0
Aikings Kwarteng, Youth Organizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for Methodist Primary School in Effiduase Asokore, says women have been rejecting his love proposals due to his links with the NDC. “All the women that I have proposed love to initially show interest in me because I am good looking, but they suddenly reject my proposals when they find out that I am an NDC member,” he declared. Mr Kwarteng said despite the tremendous sacrifices that he has made for the NDC over the years, he has nothing to show for during the eight-year tenure of NDC government. Aikins, who disclosed this to Nana Yaw Boamah of Kessben FM in Kumasi in an interview, threatened to defect from the NDC to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) by Tuesday with over 200 of his supporters. According to him, he can

JUSAG rescinds decision to embark on strike

Written by | October 21, 2016 | 0
The Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG) has rescinded its decision to embark on an indefinite strike which was to have taken effect Friday, October 21, 2016. According to the executives of JUSAG, a letter from the Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah has addressed their demands, except few which they believe the government will address. JUSAG has therefore given the government up to the end of the month of October to resolve the ones which were not captured in the letter. The reliefs being sought by the State Attorneys are: Payments of correct harmonized salaries to state attorneys Sustainable pension scheme Free official vehicles Research allowance Housing facilities or allowance Free healthcare Payment of outstanding leap, clothing and fuel Payment of outstanding promotion salary

Ghana in serious debt crisis – Report

Written by | October 19, 2016 | 0
A new report, jointly published by seven organizations, has revealed that Ghana is in a debt crisis because the country is losing around 30% of government revenue in external debt payments each year. It attributed the situation to a combination of the recent fall in the price of commodities and the loans not being used well enough to ensure they could be repaid. The authors said such huge payments are only possible because Ghana has been able to take on more loans from institutions, such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which are used to pay the interest on debts to previous lenders, whilst the overall size of the debt increases. According to the report, the IMF estimates that the Ghanaian government’s external debt payments in 2016 will be 29% of revenue, which is well above the

Akufo-Addo Is The Nehemiah Of Our Time—Evangelist Diana Asamoah

Written by | October 18, 2016 | 0
Many criticized her for supporting a ‘Political Party” this year, She explained why she supporting the New Patriotic Party this year. She descibed it as a pophetic choice. During this political season, just like any other, several songs are being COMPOSED and played at rallies, launches of campaigns and tours. BOTH GOSPEL AND SECULAR MUSICIANS ALIKE are aligning themselves with these political parties by endorsing them and campaigning for them with some going to the EXTREME by making songs for them. Amongst the many SONGS PLAYED AT CAMPAIGN GROUNDS INCLUDE Mahama Paper, Kakai AND Ab3n b3 b)m. THESE SONGS constantly receive play time from several speakers mounted at various political events. Notable amongst them is the newest release by the gospel musician, Evangelist Diana Asamoah

I’ve Accepted JJ’s Shrine Challenge – Henry Lartey

Written by | October 18, 2016 | 0
Disqualified Presidential candidate of the GCPP Dr. Henry Lartey says he has accepted the shrine challenge thrown at him by former President Jerry Rawlings. He said he is ready to swear by the gods as requested by the former President, if that will get him come clean on the five million dollar gift he received from the late Nigerian President Sani Abacha. Dr. Lartey, petitioned the EOCO and CHRAJ to investigate the former President who has confessed to receiving $2 million from the former Nigerian head of state. Mr. Rawlings had maintained a tight-lip on the donation said to be part of Mr Abacha’s loot. However, during an interview with the Guardian Newspaper in Nigeria recently, ex-President Rawlings admitted that he received the money from Sani Abacha in 1998, but denied that the amount