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St Augustine’s yes, Minister no? [Article]

Last week the headmaster of the St Augustine’s College in Cape Coast, Joseph Connel was reported to have been interdicted by the Ministry of Education, for charging newly admitted students unapproved fees of GHC430.00. According to a Ghanaian news portal, “the Deputy Minister of Education said the ministry took the action after investigating (I wonder how many days of investigation) and ...

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Reinstate our headteacher – AUGUSCO Board to GES

The Board of Governors of St Augustine’s College, has asked that the interdiction of the school’s Headmaster, Joseph Connel, be reversed following a Ministry of Education’s investigation establishing that he charged unapproved fees. The Board has argued that Mr. Connel’s interdiction on October 14 was not premised by the investigations anchored in proper procedure. The Board in a letter addressed to the ...

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Load shedding is over – Power Ministry

The Ministry of Power has announced an end to load shedding in a statement released on Wednesday December 30. The three-paragraph statement signed by Kweku Sersah-Johnson, Head of Public Affairs, for the Power Minister, said ” the Ministry of Power wishes to inform the public that its load shedding programme in respect of electricity supply has been brought to an end”. ...

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Save us from collapse – Local cement manufacturers cry out

The  Association of  Cement  Manufacturers in Ghana is calling for an urgent  intervention  from government to  save the industry  from collapse. The manufacturers lament the influx of imported bagged cement coupled with a reduction in freight value of the product is detrimental to their business. In their bid to get their concerns addressed, they have petitioned the Ministry of Trade, Tariff ...

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Parliament demands release of full EC budget

Members of Parliament have asked government to release the full GHc1.2billion being demanded by the Electoral Commission for conducting the 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections. While approving the GHc826million allocated to the EC by the Finance Ministry, the parliamentarians warned that to avoid any problems regarding the elections, government should make up the difference of GHc400million. The special budgets committee ...

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Harmattan: Domestic airlines warned to suspend flights again

Domestic airline operators have been urged to ground their flights as the harmattan season intensifies. According to the Meteorological Service, the harmattan has reduced visibility to just a few hundred meters making it difficult for airplanes to land or take off. The Service told Citi News it is risky to use all airports in Ghana except the Kotoka Kotoka International ...

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Enhancing government-led productivity – Toma Imihere

Next year, during the run up to the 2016 general elections, Ghana will reach the mid point of its three year Extended Credit Facility programme with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Even as the government seeks to intensify fiscal consolidation by bringing its budget deficit down to 5.3% of GDP, it is also aiming to raise economic growth back towards ...

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Railway workers continue strike after failed gov’t promise

Striking railway workers have vowed to continue with their industrial action until all their grievances are addressed by government. The Railway Workers Union announced the withdrawal of passenger services from Accra to Tema and Accra to Nsawam last week [Friday, December, 18] following government’s failure to pay their three-month salary arrears. The Railway Workers Union also demanded the immediate dissolution ...

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FDA destroys goods worth GHc50,000

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) in the Upper East Region has destroyed unwholesome goods seized in the region worth GHc 50,000. These unwholesome goods were collected over a period of three months under its Post Surveillance Activities which work at ensuring goods sold in markets are safe for consumption. The regional director of the FDA, Mr. Braimah Zachariah, after ...

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Alomo bitters gets new look

After nearly two decades in existence, Ghana’s pioneering and leading bitters brand Alomo Bitters now has a sleek new look with same authentic taste. Produced by Ghanaian-owned total beverage maker Kasapreko Company Limited, the new look for the multiple-award winning Alomo Bitters comes in the form of a new sleek looking bottle with an already existing hologram security seal, a ...

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