Author Archives: Delali Adogla-Bessa

Development Authority Bill ‘too partisan’ – Lawyer warns


A Takoradi-based lawyer, Ebenezer Kweku Kwaitoo, is cautioning against the over politicization of the new provisions in the Development Authority Bill. The Bill seeks to create three development authorities the governing New Patriotic Party [NPP] promised to create in order to fast track development in the country. According to the lawyer, what led to the problems that crippled the fortunes ...

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Three Ghanaian Hajj pilgrims die in Mecca

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Three Ghanaian Muslim Hajj pilgrims performing the Islamic spiritual exercise have died in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Confirming the incident to Citi News, the Deputy Communications Director for the Hajj Board, Hajia Marian Cissey, noted that “so far we have lost three pilgrims; two being women and one man.” The two women died in their sleep, while the third person, a ...

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Give Free SHS time to succeed – Nana Addo


As the start of the Free Senior High School policy beckons, President Nana Akufo-Addo has appealed to critics to avoid pessimism borne out of partisanship, and consider the long-term benefits of the government’s flagship policies. The President, at the unveiling of the Free SHS logo, said there was the need for people to understand the correlation between free education and development. ...

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Gov’t unveils Free SHS logo


Government has unveiled a logo for its much touted Free Senior High School Education policy. The logo was unveiled by President Nana Akufo-Addo, during a ceremony at the Flagstaff House on Thursday. The logo for the Free SHS programme features two students celebrating because they are beneficiaries of the policy. Underneath the symbol are three words; access, equity and quality ...

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Where do the children play? King Nobert asks [Article]


Being a child is the most enjoyable phase in one’s life cycle.  It’s a magical moment where you are not burdened with any sorrows and struggles of life. To most people the formative life of a child is the most crucial and parents must ensure that children have much of the fun in the sand and sun to prepare them for ...

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We’ll resist sale of VRA thermal plants – Mutawakilu

Adams Mutawakilu

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Minority in Parliament, has warned that it will vehemently resist attempts to sell some thermal plants of the Volta River Authority (VRA). The Minority’s Spokesperson on Energy, Adams Mutawakilu, speaking on Eyewitness News stressed that, selling the VRA thermal plants should not be an option for government. “The sale of VRA thermal plants shouldn’t be considered. ...

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New petition against Charlotte Osei forwarded to CJ


President Nana Akufo-Addo has forwarded the latest petition for the impeachment of the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Charlotte Osei, to the Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo. Confirming this, the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, revealed the petitioner to be one Douglas Seidu. Mr. Seidu delivered his petition “around August 18, 2017,” and President Akufo-Addo referred the ...

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Consider private participation for VRA thermal plants – NDC MP

MP for Damongo, Adam Mutawakilu

The MP for Damango, Adam Mutawakilu, has advised the government to consider private sector participation instead of an outright sale of Volta River Authority (VRA) thermal plants. Speaking on Eyewitness News, he described private sector participation “as the most efficient way to go” in the handling of the thermal plants. The government, however, is set on the sale of the plants, as ...

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Eyewitness News, Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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Group urges educational reform to redefine leadership


The Centre for Transformational Leadership (CTL) in Africa has called for a redefinition of the concept of leadership in Africa through the introduction of a new curriculum of education from the basic level through to all higher levels of the educational system. The Centre, which aims to bridge the gap between traditional education and real life, believes the process will ...

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