Author Archives: Jonas Nyabor

Youth employment: Seek ye first SDG#8, all others shall be added [Article]

Job creation, particularly for the youth, undoubtedly is the topmost policy issue that drives fiscal and monetary policy under the Akufo-Addo administration. Recent data from the Ghana Prisons Service shows that youths between 18-35years over the last four years (2012-2015) constitute 76.1 percent of the convicted prisoner population in Ghana. Given this backdrop, Government of Ghana’s policy agenda to drive ...

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Bolga: Lecturers lock out nursing college principal over ‘corruption’

Tutors of the Bolgatanga Nursing Training College in the Upper East Region, have locked up the office of the school’s principal, Bawa Awula, over allegations of abuse of office and misappropriation of funds. The tutors, who threatened to boycott lectures, are demanding that the principal steps aside to pave way for investigations into his conduct. The tutors, numbering about 18, ...

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Volta Region: Hoteliers weep over high taxes

Operators of hotels and restaurants in the Volta Region have expressed worry over “high” taxes by the various regulatory bodies in the country. They said players in the sector were gradually folding up because the industry had been saddled with levies as if it were a “gold mine” coupled with high The hoteliers at a meeting with heads of the ...

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Driver in court for impregnating and abusing 15-yr old house help

Kwasi Akuffo, a 56-year-old driver, on Monday appeared before an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly impregnating his 15-year-old house help. Akuffo, charged with defilement, has pleaded guilty with explanation. He is said to have continuously defiled the victim after she had delivered. The victim got pregnant during the initial sexual advances from Akuffo. The court presided over by Aboagye Tandoh deferred Akuffo’s ...

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Metro Mass bus accident claims 2 lives at Nyankomasi

One person died on the spot, while another died later at the hospital after a Metro Mass Transit (MMT) bus run into a trailer of a Man diesel long vehicle at Nyankomasi in the Assin North District in the Central Region. The body of the lady, aged 24, who is yet to be identified, had been deposited at the morgue of ...

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Don’t blame us entirely for Atomic junction explosion – EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has said it cannot be fully blamed for Saturday’s gas explosion at Atomic junction in Accra. It said although it admits that its mandate included ensuring that the gas station where the explosion occurred was complying with environmental safety regulations, other agencies also had various roles to play in ensuring that the operations of the station ...

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Otumfuo named in £350,000 money laundering case in UK

To a Ghanaian King, handing someone a holdall stuffed with more than £350,000 to deposit in a bank might seem nothing out of the ordinary. Sac Indeed, when Osei Tutu II, traditional ruler of the Kingdom of Ashanti, summoned Mark Arthur to his multimillion-pound residence in Henley-on-Thames and handed him a bag containing almost £200,000 in sterling as well as ...

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Engineer demands structural audit around Atomic explosion site

A Road and Building Consultant, Ing. Mahama Abdulai, has implored the Department of Urban Roads to as a matter of urgency, carry out a structural audit on the Atomic Junction overhead bridge, as well as buildings within the immediate precincts of the gas explosion site. “When we have such disasters within a neighborhood, it calls for the structural integrity analysis ...

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Over 50 Ghanaians fighting for ISIS – Libyan gov’t

The Libyan government has announced that it has identified at least 50 frontline fighters of ISIS to be Ghanaians. This was contained in a report from an enquiry into crimes committed in cities across Libya by the so-called Islamic State released by the Head of Investigations at the Office of the Attorney General, Al-Seddiq al-Sour. Addressing a press conference in ...

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GHS232m allocated to pay trainee nurses’ allowance

The government has committed GHC232 million for the payment of nursing trainees’ allowances for the 2017/2018 academic year. This was announced by President Akufo-Addo at a grand event to celebrate the restoration of the allowance in the Brong Ahafo region. “For the 2017/2018 academic year, effective September 2017, 58,000 health trainees comprising nurses and midwives, will be paid GH¢400 per ...

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