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Ghana can have bullet trains by 2021 – Ghanaian inventor

Ghanaian chemical engineer and innovator, Dr. Thomas Mensah, has advised government to ensure that the country has a bullet train within the next three to four years. This according to him, will help the country fast track its development. “We can have this in three years… latest 2021. When I started talking about this to President Obama, the Chinese had ...

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CETAG calls off 3-week old strike over salary arrears

The Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG), have called off the three-week-old strike they declared over the failure of government to pay salary arrears owed them since October 2016. The General Secretary of CETAG, Prince Obeng-Himah, confirmed to Citi News that the teachers would return to the classrooms following assurances from the government that the arrears would be paid to them ...

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‘Killed’ robbery suspects were terrorizing residents – Dery

The Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, has told Parliament that the two suspected criminals who were recently shot in Police custody at Asawase in the Ashanti Region, were individuals who had been robbing and terrorizing residents of Kumasi. According to him, the suspects were shot when they attempted to escape custody, whilst the police conducted a search at one of their ...

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Bunso gets fire station [Photos]

As part of measures to provide prompt assistance and services to accident victims on the Accra-Kumasi Highway, the National Fire Service today [Wednesday] commissioned a Fire Station at Bunso in the Eastern Region. The new station brings to 24, the total number of fire stations in the 26 districts in the Eastern Region. The Eastern Regional Fire Commander, ACFO Joshua ...

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Court nullifies UEW UTAG elections

The Winneba High Court has nullified the September 15 elections, organized by the UTAG branch of the University of Education, Winneba. The court, presided over by His Lordship, Justice Kwamena Ato Mills-Graves, declared the elections as unconstitutional. The September elections organized by University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), excluded members of the Kumasi and Asante Mampong campuses, prompting the lawsuit ...

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Free SHS an embarrassment to parents, students – Ayariga

Hassan Ayariga

Founder and Leader of the All People’s Congress (APC) Party, Hassan Ayariga, has described government’s flagship free SHS policy as an embarrassment to students and parents. Speaking to journalists, Mr. Ayariga said the governing NPP is desperate for credibility, and is therefore implementing policies such as the free SHS in a haphazard manner. “Who says implementing the free SHS means ...

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Distinct features of MMDAs [Infographic]

Government, last Thursday, November 16, 2017, laid before Parliament a Legislative Instrument (LI) for the creation of some new districts in the country. The LI seeks to also carve some municipalities from other assemblies, and also elevate some existing districts to municipality status. The infographics below capture features of a Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies, as specified in Ghana’s Local Government ...

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Health Ministry introduces ‘folderless system’

The Ministry of Health has launched a national E-Health project and bio-Surveillance system to link public hospitals and clinics to a common database. The e-health system is expected to end the movement of folders across departments in various health institutions. The system will also allow doctors and administrators access to information for effective health delivery. According to the ministry, the ...

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Saad Hariri: Lebanon PM ‘suspends’ resignation

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has “suspended” his resignation, which sparked a crisis when he announced it while in Saudi Arabia two weeks ago. Mr Hariri said President Michel Aoun had asked him to “put it on hold ahead of further consultations”. The two men held talks in Beirut a day after Mr Hariri flew back to Lebanon. Mr Hariri ...

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Takoradi: Man arrested for burning mother’s house

A 29-year-old resident of the Zenith Electoral Area in Takoradi in the Sekondi -Takoradi Metropolis, has been arrested after he reportedly set his mother’s house on fire on Tuesday. The Western Regional Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Police Service, ASP Olivia Adiku, confirmed that the suspect is in custody. All items belonging to the suspect’s mother and that of ...

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