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Govt to release free SHS funds by Friday

The government has given assurance that funds for the commencement of the free senior high school (SHS) policy will be released by the close of the week. Addressing the 55th National Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) in Ho on Wednesday, the Deputy Minister in charge of pre-tertiary education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum said “your money will soon ...

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Stop the sale of thermal plants or face our anger – VRA Senior staff

Senior Staff of the Volta River Authority (VRA), and the VRA’s division of Public Services Workers Union (PSWU) of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), have petitioned government, asking for the withdrawal of the public advertisement seeking to engage the services of a Transaction Adviser, to sell specified thermal plants of the company. The workers in a resolution reached at the end ...

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Adom-Otchere ‘fights’ Manasseh Azure, questions his journalism style

Ace journalist and host of Good Evening Ghana on Metro TV, Paul Adom-Otchere, has chided Multimedia’s Manasseh Azure Awuni over the latter’s recent publications on Jospong Group of Companies. According to Mr. Adom Otchere, Manasseh Azure’s approach in making public his findings from an investigative work on contracts between Jospong Group and the government was in bad taste and do ...

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Gov’t yet to start distribution of promised school uniforms, sandals – Study

The Government of Ghana in its effort to ensure that basic education is truly free, as well as encourage participation by all especially children from deprived communities promised to distribute 250,000 pieces of school uniforms and 40,000 pieces of school sandals to pupils in selected deprived communities. The government also promised in the 2017 Budget Statement to provide KGs in ...

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Ghana Police chase 2 Chinese for importing harmful tilapia

The Ghana Police Service is on a manhunt for two Chinese nationals who are said to have imported unwholesome tilapia into the country. According to the Police, they have a bench warrant to arrest the two; Zhang Ming alias Gary and Chu Yong Shuai “for the offence of importation of Tilapia Fish in commercial quantity into the Republic of Ghana ...

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EPA’s air monitoring equipment stolen

Monitoring of air quality to protect public health in Tema remains a challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) because the air monitoring equipment which contains metals has been stolen. The Deputy Director of the EPA, Emmanuel Appoh, told the Ghanaian Times that EPA has installed the equipment to monitor the quantity of harmful particles and chemicals in the air. ...

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Over 36, 000 students face resit after BECE failure [Report]

36, 849 Junior High School (JHS) students who failed to achieve the required pass marks to be placed in Senior High School will have an opportunity to resit the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE). The students failed to score Grade 9 in either English or Mathematics in the exams. Although the date for the BECE resits have not been set ...

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Martin Amidu@66: ‘I have always been a contrarian’

Speaking up for the voiceless has always been ingrained in the DNA of the vociferous anti-corruption campaigner, Martin Amidu. The influence of his parents, both illiterate, sowed the seeds that currently see him at odds with elements within the National Democratic Congress (NDC), of which he is a founding member. Reflecting on his life on the Citi Breakfast Show as ...

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Don’t ignore us in Free SHS procurement – Local suppliers

A group of small scale enterprises that supply educational materials and food stuff to secondary schools in the country are calling on the government to recognize them as lead vendors in the implementation of the Free Senior High School Policy. The group, National Association of Institutional Suppliers, said they have over the years supplied various items to schools through procurement ...

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We don’t have land for One-District -One-factory – Chief

The Krontihene of the New Juaben Tradition Area, Baffour Nyantakyi Tutu Boateng has revealed that government’s One-district-One- Factory project will not succeed in the New Juaben Municipality because there are no available lands for factories. The acting Omanhene of the New Juaben Tradition Area disclosed this in an interview with Citi News at the maiden town hall meeting held at the ...

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