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NPP deducting GH¢10 from teachers to fund free SHS – Joshua Akamba

NPP deducting GH¢10 from teachers to fund free SHS – Joshua Akamba

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Aspiring National Organiser of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Joshua Hamidu Akamba has accused the ruling New Patriotic Party of using the 10 cedis deduction from the salaries of teachers across the country to fund government’s flagship programme, the free Senior High School programme. According to him, the various teacher unions are agitated at the move. Mr. Akamba speaking on Accra based UTV and monitored by MyNewsGh.com said the government had forced the deduction of the amount on the teachers without their consent, adding that it has the tendency to disrupt and destabilise the front of teachers in the country. The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) a couple of months ago announced the deduction of 10 cedis from the salaries of teachers for an
Ghanaians massacre Adu Asare for insulting Bawumia on facebook

Ghanaians massacre Adu Asare for insulting Bawumia on facebook

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Former National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for the Adentan Constituency, Kojo Adu-Asare has incurred the wrath of Ghanaians for insulting vice president Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia on his face book page. The aspiring deputy general secretary of the opposition NDC described the vice president as the lying buccaneer and a ‘kohwini’. He wrote ‘’ our lying buccaneer is celebrating ten years in politics today. Kowhini No. 2. But other face book users did not take kindly to Mr. Adu Asare’s vituperations and heaped unprintable insults on him via their comments on the former MP ‘s page. Issahaku Abdulmalik said ‘’is this not the same criminal who went to Brazil and bought 1 cedi worth of coconut for 180 dollars? I don’t blame you but the system for not putting such a c
Parliament to probe collapse of 7 local banks

Parliament to probe collapse of 7 local banks

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The Finance committee of Parliament will from next month launch a probe into circumstances that led to the collapse of seven local banks. UT and Capital Banks were acquired by GCB Bank a year ago after they were declared insolvent by the Bank of Ghana. Five other local banks – uniBank, Beige Bank, Royal Bank, Sovereign Bank and Construction Bank – were weeks ago merged by the Central Bank into the Consolidated Bank following liquidity challenges. Speaking to the media after a committee meeting, chairman for the committee, Dr. Mark Assibey-Yeboah said the probe which will take place from 5-7th of September is to focus on the finance ministry, the Bank of Ghana and the receivers of these defunct banks. Ranking member for the committee Ato Forson hinted directors and other sta
Hoodlums who attacked Tamale hospital CEO will be punished – Nana Boakye

Hoodlums who attacked Tamale hospital CEO will be punished – Nana Boakye

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National Youth Organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is calling for the immediate prosecution of thugs who stormed and locked up the office of the Chief Executive Officer of the Tamale Teaching Hospital, Dr. David Akolbila. Henry Nana Boakye said the party will not protect any member or group involved in such “despicable act”. The CEO of the Hospital David Kolbila was chased out and his office locked after a group, identified as Kandahar boys accused him of mismanagement, corruption and nepotism. It’s almost 24 hours since these thugs believed to be NPP activists stormed and locked up the office of the Chief Executive Officer of the Tamale Teaching Hospital, however, police are yet to apprehend the perpetrators. Although a video of the incident has gone viral,
“Boakye Agyarko Masterminded My Sack” – Former BOST MD Reveals

“Boakye Agyarko Masterminded My Sack” – Former BOST MD Reveals

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Former Managing Director (MD) of Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation (BOST), Dr. Alfred Obeng has emphasised his removal from office was masterminded by the 'sacked' Energy minister, Boakye Agyarko. Former Managing Director (MD) of Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation (BOST), Dr. Alfred Obeng has emphasised his removal from office was masterminded by the ‘sacked’ Energy minister, Boakye Agyarko. He said the minister and the Board Chairman were not in support of his appointment since the day the President appointed him into office. “The Energy minister Boakye Agyarko and my Board Chairman were not happy with my appointment from the beginning” he revealed. Mr. Alfred Obeng and other MDs were sacked about two months ago from office over various allegations of corruption. But
Former BOST MD Questions Criteria Of Government Appointments

Former BOST MD Questions Criteria Of Government Appointments

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The Embattled former Boss of the Bulk Oil Storage Transportation (BOST) has questioned how Volta Region can have more government appointments than the Western Region. The Embattled former Boss of the Bulk Oil Storage Transportation (BOST) has questioned how Volta Region can have more government appointments than the Western Region. Dr. Alfred Obeng at an encounter with the media at Sefwi-Subre Nkwanta in the Bibiani Anhwiaso municipality on Saturday, told Bryt FM’s Hamza Mohammed, the region gave the New Patriotic Party(NPP) over 130,000 votes in the 2016 general elections  as compared to the less than 100,000 votes from the Volta region but wonders how such a region(Volta) gets more government appointments instead. He opined: “our leniency has been as our weakness hence we have b
“You Have Been Punished For Touching the ‘Anointed One’ – Former BOST MD to Agyarko

“You Have Been Punished For Touching the ‘Anointed One’ – Former BOST MD to Agyarko

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"Your sack from office is a reward for touching the 'anointed one' of God", former Managing Director of Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation, Dr. Alfred Obeng, has told 'sacked' Energy minister, Boakye Agyarko. “Your sack from office is a reward for touching the ‘anointed one’ of God”, former Managing Director of Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation, Dr. Alfred Obeng, has told ‘sacked’ Energy minister, Boakye Agyarko. Speaking exclusively to Bryt FM’s Hamza Mohammed at Sefwi-Subre Nkwanta in the Bibiani Anhwiaso municipality of the Western region, Dr. Alfred Obeng teased Mr. Boakye Agyarko for getting reward for masterminding his removal from office barely two months ago. He also took on the Board Chairman of BOST who is also the owner of Capilidated Sovereignty Bank for reaping w
Agyarko’s sacking was to coverup Akufo-Addo’s incompetence – Amaliba

Agyarko’s sacking was to coverup Akufo-Addo’s incompetence – Amaliba

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A member of the legal team of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Abraham Amaliba has said the sacking of Boakye Agyarko as the Energy Minister was aimed at covering up President Akufo-Addo’s lack of thoroughness. Agyarko was fired Monday in the heat of the backlash that hit the novation and amendment Ameri agreement after it emerged that he misled the President into approving the new deal by way of executive order after parliament rejected it because it lacked the signatures of the Attorney General and Minister of Justice and the Finance Minister. Agyarko has since been replaced by the former Minister for Lands and Natural Resources John Peter Amewu and has threatened to release his side of the story when the “dust settles.” “When the dust settles my side would be heard,”
Akufo-Addo cuts sod for Kumasi Roads facelift project

Akufo-Addo cuts sod for Kumasi Roads facelift project

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has cut the sod for the commencement of the Kumasi roads facelift project at the start of his 5-day tour of the Ashanti Region. The project, funded by the Government of Ghana, Road Fund and the French Development Agency, will ensure that 260 kilometres of roads within the Kumasi Metropolis, Ejisu Juaben, Sekyere East, Bekwai and Mampong municipal areas, witness major improvements. Speaking at the ceremony, President Akufo-Addo noted that the present state of roads in Kumasi does not befit its status as Ghana’s 2nd largest city, the reason why Government is committed to improving quickly the condition of the roads in Kumasi, and by extension in the Ashanti Region. That is why Government, through the Ministry of Roads and Highways, has begun
Reshuffle: Inject “new blood” into your ministers – Expert to Akufo-Addo

Reshuffle: Inject “new blood” into your ministers – Expert to Akufo-Addo

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A former governance advisor to the United Nations Professor Agyeman Duah has urged President Akufo-Addo to inject “new blood” into his ministers in order to enable them perform well. The advice comes after the President embarked on his first ministerial reshuffle since assuming the Presidency in December 2016. The reshuffle elevated Deputy Information Minister Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah to the substantive position of an Information Minister. Dr Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, who used to be the Minister for Information, has been reassigned to man the Ministry for Inner City and Zongo Development, once occupied by Boniface Abubakar Saddique, who has been made a Minister of State at the Office of the Vice President. Otiko Afisa Djaba has been relieved of her position as the Minister for Gende