JUSSAG threatens strike over rent allowance

File photo: JUSAG members

The Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSSAG), is threatening to declare a strike if government continues to delay the payment of rent allowances for its members. A letter addressed to the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations and signed by General Secretary of JUSSAG, Derrick Annan, said the outstanding allowance has been in arrears since January 2017. According to ...

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Fined stations face shut-down after 30-day notice – NCA

Director of Consumer and Corporate Affairs at the NCA, Nana Defie Badu

The 97 radio stations caught in the National Communication Authority’s net for various infractions face being shut down following the Authority’s nationwide FM Spectrum Audit if they do not respond adequately to notices to cough up fines imposed on them. They have been given 30 days to respond to the notices. The stations fell foul of Section 13 of the ...

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Leaked: Instruction to Ace; Bury the RTI Bill


Looooong Lɛgɛ, you be Ogboo.   Charle I land ooo, ma landi. From the land of the Nambia creator (AKA Donald Trump) all through to the ‘in-it’ of the queen, I bɔga come. Massa gyae, ayigbe slangs na ba rough!   Naabu C, I read your letter on my way out and it was clear you were committed to destroying ...

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Ghana plans to host the FIFA World Cup in 2038


Ghana is planning an ambitious-bid to stage the 2038 FIFA World Cup as part of its 40-year national development plan, developed by the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC). The Director-General of the NDPC, Dr. Nii Moi Thompson in an interview on Metro TV’s Good Evening Ghana program on Tuesday night, revealed that the bid is dependent on the country fulfilling other financial ...

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Taxi drivers besiege Peace FM over fuel price hikes


Some angry taxi drivers on Wednesday besieged the premises of Accra-based radio station, Peace FM, to demand a reduction in the prices of petroleum products. The aggrieved Chairman of a union known as the Wisdom Taxi Union, Kwesi Arhin, lamented that life was considerably easier for drivers under the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government. “During former President John Mahama’s era, one ...

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We started Wa water project; not NDC – Kofi Adda

Nana Addo commissioned the Wa Water project on Monday.

The Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Joseph Kofi Adda, says claims that the Wa Water Project was started under the erstwhile Mahama administration should be disregarded. Mr. Adda says the project was the brainchild of the previous New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration under President Kufour. “This project started in 2008; a delegation including myself and current President Akufo went ...

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MASLOC confiscates 350 cars over non-payment of loans


More than 350 commercial vehicles, mostly taxis, have been confiscated from individuals and groups who failed to repay loans they contracted from the Micro Finance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC). Additionally, MASLOC has mounted an intensive search to retrieve more than 150 more vehicles whose owners are indebted to the centre. Broken commitments The affected owners are said to have ...

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GWCL suspends medical care for retirees to curb leakages


The Ghana Water Company has suspended catering for the medical expenses of its retired employees, as part of efforts to plug revenue leakages in the company. To make working with the company an attractive proposition, there was incentive offering medical coverage for retired employees till their death. But after a meeting on Tuesday, where a number of reforms were agreed ...

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Islamic SHS students in trouble for dancing ‘One Corner’ in class

Credit: Islamic Senior High School Facebook

Thirteen (13) students of the Islamic Senior High School (ISSEC) in Kumasi, are facing the school’s Disciplinary Committee for misconduct. The students, comprising nine females and four males, appeared in a video that went viral on social media which showed them dancing to the popular ‘One Corner’ song from one of their classrooms. The students were said to have taken ...

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Companies disrespecting mining ban won’t be spared – Amewu

John Peter Amewu - Minister, Lands & Natural Resources

The Lands and Natural Resources Ministry has said that all small-scale mining companies found to be hiding under the disguise of reclamation, but continue to mine, will not have their licenses renewed. The sector Minister, John Peter Amewu, who made the announcement during a tour of C&G Alaska Mining Company, operating in the Amenfi East District of the Western Region on ...

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