Author Archives: Delali Adogla-Bessa

Use researchers to boost job creation policies – GRASAG

The President of the University of Education, Winneba chapter of the Graduate Students’ Association of Ghana (GRASAG), Stephen Osei Akyiaw, has suggested the need for government to devote enough funds for research to enhance the formulation and implementation of the ‘One District, One Factory’ programme. According to him, a strong link between government’s plan and related quality research works will ...

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NHIA capitation programme suspended in Ashanti Region


The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has suspended the capitation programme in the Ashanti region with effect from August 1, 2017. The NHIA has said its board shall undertake a thorough review of the whole Capitation Payment Mechanism and processes and will inform the public of the way forward after the detailed review is completed. The Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo ...

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Infrastructure projects must build capacity of locals – Robert Austin


The National Coordinator with the Labour-Intensive Public Works (LIPW) under Ghana Social Opportunities Project (GSOP), Robert Austin, has highlighted government’s failings in building the capacity of Ghanaians to benefit from infrastructure projects. Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show, Mr. Austin said the government could kill two birds with one stone by incorporating capacity building into infrastructure development projects. “To immediately ...

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Head porter found dead under pile of rice in Kumasi


The body of a head porter was been found in a rice shop at Adum in Kumasi, Ashanti Region, on Tuesday. According to an eyewitness who got to the scene a few minutes after the body was found, the porter was a senior high school leaver. Apparently, her parents thought she was with her aunt in Tamale after the just ended ...

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EC Finance Director threatens suit over ‘suspension’

Dr. Joseph Kwaku Asamoah

The Electoral Commission may soon have a lawsuit on its hand if its embattled Director of Finance, Dr. Joseph Kwaku Asamoah, is not reinstated following the directive to proceed on leave after the loss of some GHc480,000 from the EC’s Staff Endowment Fund. A letter to, dated July 13, 2017, from Dr. Asamoah’s lawyers to the EC Chairperson threatened legal action if this ...

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Locals untrustworthy, foreigners to get gov’t projects – Atta-Akyea

Samuel Atta-Akyea

Priority will be given to foreign engineers on key government projects because of the inability of local engineers execute projects to the required qualitative standards, the Minister of Works and Housing, Samuel Atta-Akyea has said. The Minister had some harsh words for local engineers as he intimated that they were preoccupied with making money, as opposed to ensuring lasting projects. ...

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Charlotte Osei to account for election accreditation fees in Parliament today

Charlotte Osei

The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Charlotte Osei is scheduled to appear before Parliament later today [Wednesday]. She is expected to account for money collected from journalists as accreditation fees and how that has been spent. The question that has dragged her to the house stands in the name of the MP for Subin and Deputy Works and Housing ...

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Danger looms as Koforidua-Mamfe road caves in


Traders, passengers and drivers who ply the Koforidua-Mamfe Aburi to Accra road daily face possible danger as half of a section of the road has been eroded by heavy rain fall. The eroded section is located after the sharp curve before a police barrier between Tinkon and Nyamebekyere in the Eastern Region. The downpour, which lasted for close to an ...

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Three arrested for Kumasi Salah jam shooting


The Manhyia Divisional Police Command has arrested three persons suspected to have been involved in the shooting of Osman Abdul Karim during 2017’s Eid-Ul-Fitr festivities. 17-year-old Osman Abdul Karim was shot in the head at Bonjour, an eatery and playground in Kumasi on June 27. The suspects fired shots from locally manufactured pistols at celebrants. The Regional Police Commander, DCOP ...

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U/E: Unfocused NDC now press conference party – NPP

NPP, upper east

The Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Alhaji Mohammed Murtala Ibrahim has described the National Democratic Congress(NDC) as having lost focus and in total disarray thus resorting to unnecessary press conferences. According to him, instead of the NDC being a responsible opposition constructively criticizing the government and proffering alternatives, they organize press conferences in respond of whatever ...

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