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NHIA has taken a nosedive under NPP – Bagbin

NHIA has taken a nosedive under NPP – Bagbin

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The Second deputy Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin has described as untrue, claims by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that confidence has been restored to the National Health Insurance Scheme. Delivering the second State of the Nation address last week, the president noted that hospitals no longer collect extra monies from patients as used to be the case in the previous administration. But this claim has been challenged by Hon. Bagbin who insists checks with hospitals in his constituency and the health ministry suggest otherwise. “If you look at the NHIA, I think we are having a nosedive. I wasn’t surprised when the current Chief Executive complained about the challenges he is meeting. “Now a lot of health facilities are charging fees and that is an area he will hav
Special Prosecutor: Amidu’s age not an issue – Osei Owusu

Special Prosecutor: Amidu’s age not an issue – Osei Owusu

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The First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joe Osei Owusu has stated that the age of former Attorney General Martin Amidu cannot disqualify him from becoming the Special Prosecutor. Mr. Amidu’s age has become an issue after a former Deputy Attorney-General under the NDC administration, Dr. Dominic Ayine, filed a suit to challenge the nomination of Martin Amidu for the position of Special Prosecutor. Dr. Ayine, who is the National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP for Bolgatanga East, is praying the Supreme Court to halt the nomination because 66-year-old Mr. Amidu is gone past the retirement age for public office holders. Dr. Ayine is seeking seven reliefs which includes; a) A declaration that by a true and proper interpretation of Articles 190(1)(d), 199(1), 199(4), and 295 of t
Akufo-Addo must ease the economic hardship in Ghana-Odike

Akufo-Addo must ease the economic hardship in Ghana-Odike

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Founder and leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP), Mr. Akwasi Addai Odike has appealed to the government to as a matter of urgency reduce the cost of petroleum products in the country to ease the unnecessary economic hardship on the people. “In my humble appeal, I want President Akufo-Addo to do something economically wise about the skyrocketing of petroleum prices”, he appealed. “In fact, the situation has brought hardship and killing many businesses” the businessman cum politician spoke on Kumasi-based Nhyira FM morning show in response to the 2018 State of the Nation Address by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. The 2016 UPP flagbearer also admonished the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Parliament to offer better solutions to the country’s proble
Be ready to employ 90k Free SHS graduates – Amissah-Arthur

Be ready to employ 90k Free SHS graduates – Amissah-Arthur

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Former vice president Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has warned the government could grapple with job placement for the over 90,000 students who gained admission through the Free Senior High School programme. The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) launched the Free SHS policy in its first year in office to absorb tuition and other related academic fees. Mr. Amissah-Arthur believes it is a laudable initiative, but the government failed to forecast the employment conundrum it will bring unto these students when they graduate in two years time. “What possibilities are there for them to get jobs and so on?” the former vice president asked President Akufo-Addo following his State of the Nation Address. According to him, the new government must learn from the John Mahama administration, espe
I’m back to work to make Ghana prosperous – Bawumia

I’m back to work to make Ghana prosperous – Bawumia

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Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has expressed his sincerest gratitude to Ghanaians for the show of immense love towards him while he was away on sick leave. The Vice President was flown to the United Kingdom on January 22 after he took ill. His departure from the country sparked several speculations, especially from the opposition NDC. However, he returned to the country yesterday to a rousing welcome by the President, Ministers of State and some party functionaries. In a post thanking Ghanaians for the love they showed him in his time of need, the Vice President said “ Fellow Ghanaians, I appreciate the fellow feeling, love and best wishes expressed during my recent medical leave. I am most grateful to the Almighty God for his mercies. In particular, I than
Granting Refugee status to Gitmo 2 surprising -US Ambassador to Ghana

Granting Refugee status to Gitmo 2 surprising -US Ambassador to Ghana

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The US Ambassador to Ghana, Robert Jackson has expressed shock that Ghana has granted the two ex-Guantanamo Bay detainees brought into the country about two years ago refugee status. Speaking to journalists in Tamale, he disclosed that the US government was responsible for their upkeep for only two years which ended on January 6, 2018, saying what is now left is between the government of Ghana and the two. “I did not know until this week that they have been granted a refugee status. That came as a much of a surprise to me as all of you. However that decision just gives them certain rights and if the government Ghana wishes to relocate them to a third country, they need to discuss that with the two refugees under the international law. We have no role in that and no objection to i
Sanitation: Going on social media wrong – Adda to Australian High C’ssioner

Sanitation: Going on social media wrong – Adda to Australian High C’ssioner

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Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Joseph Kofi Adda, has rebuked the Australian High Commissioner to Ghana for taking to social media to complain about filth around the High Commission. A section of the public has demanded for the immediate sack of the Minister over his incompetence after he sent people to clear up the refuse near the High Commission after the High Commissioner’s tweet went viral. However, the Minister described the Diplomat’s claims as baseless, adding that the group of sanitation workers spotted in the Cantonments area clearing up the refuse were already scheduled to be there as part of an exercise by the Ministry to ensure that the entire country is cleaned. “Really it’s not the High Commissioner who is telling us what to do. We have a programme,