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‘Nana Addo’s sponsors are calling the shots’ – Bagbin

Alban Bagbin

Deputy speaker of Parliament, Alban Kingsford Sumani Bagbin, has questioned President Akufo-Addo’s commitment in fighting corruption, indicating that his campaigns were funded by some Ghanaians in his attempts to become President of Ghana. He said his financiers were not “Father Christmas”, and will seek to also benefit from his current position. “The people who have sponsored you [Nana Addo] are ...

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Public Safety Bureau blames Transport Ministry, GCAA for Starbow crash

Following Saturday’s crash involving a Starbow plane at the Kotoka International Airport, the Bureau of Public Safety has taken a swipe at the Ministry of Transport and the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), saying the two bodies have over the years failed to institute an independent probe into similar incidents in the past. The crash, which resulted in five minor ...

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Free SHS won’t collapse – UDS Coordinator replies cynics

Coordinator of Post Graduates Programme of the Faculty of Education at the University for Development Studies (UDS), Dr. Ibrahim M. Gunu, has dismissed suggestions by some members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), that the free Senior High School programme  may collapse within five years, if a sustainable plan is not put in place. According to him, the implementation ...

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Starbow halts operations after crash at Kotoka

Starbow Airlines has halted operations, following the Saturday crash involving one of its aircrafts at the Kotoka International Airport. The crash, which resulted in five minor injuries, occurred after the aircraft skidded off the runway during its take-off run. A statement from Starbow said it had “suspended its operations with immediate effect.” It added that “guests with future reservations are invited ...

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Starbow pilot ‘ignored’ bad weather – Deputy Energy Minister

William Owuraku Aidoo, a Deputy Minister of Energy who was on board the Starbow plane that crashed on Saturday at the Kotoka International Airport, has suggested that there was some negligence on the part of the pilot. According to him, the pilot tried to brave the obvious storm that the plane was caught up in. The crash, which is said to have ...

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‘Noisy church’ left me no choice – Minister defends pastor’s arrest

Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah, has told Citi News he had no option than to involve the police to disrupt the watch night service of the House of Bethel Ministry, as they were making excessive noise in the early hours of Saturday Morning. According to the Minister, the church, which is located at Anwomaso-High Tension, a suburb of Kumasi, ignored his ...

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Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea: Willian earns point for Blues at Anfield

Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah scored against former club Chelsea but the Reds were denied a fourth consecutive Premier League victory by Willian’s late goal. Salah, who left the Blues last year after a brief and unsuccessful spell at Stamford Bridge, raced onto Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s ball to side-foot home the opener in the second half. It was Salah’s 10th goal in ...

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‘It’s better to sit on bare floor and get education’ – NPP MP

In response to criticisms of the challenges facing the Free SHS programme, NPP Member of Parliament for Gomoa West, Alex Abban, has said that it is better for students to sit on bare floor without desks, or study under trees than hawk on the streets without being educated. There have been reports of various challenges facing the programme, including reports ...

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Scrapping Free SHS would be ‘politically suicidal’ – Afenyo Markin

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Effutu, Alexander Afenyo Markin, has suggested that it would be unwise for any political party to consider scrapping the Free SHS policy as such a move would not endear it to Ghanaian voters. According to him, given the level of impact the policy had made on parents who have been relieved of the financial ...

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Pass mineral revenue Act to support free SHS – ACEP

The Nana Akufo-Addo Government has been encouraged to immediately pass the Mineral Revenue Management Act to serve as an additional source of funding for the free Senior High School (SHS) programme. “ACEP recommends that the government should pass the promised Mineral Revenue Management Act to create additional sources of funds from solid minerals to finance the free SHS policy,” the ...

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