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Take advantage of Free SHS opportunity – Majority leader to students

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Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, has challenged beneficiaries of the Free Senior School policy not to squander the opportunity given to them to study at no cost to their parents. According to him, the programme aims at providing education for all Ghanaians especially by cushioning brilliant but needy students. He said the government was committed to the programme and ...

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Come clean on ‘secret’ fuel price increases – Jinapor dares gov’t

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A former Deputy Minister for Power, John Jinapor, has challenged government to make public detailed information on the recent increases in fuel prices. According to him, the government’s decision to “clandestinely” increase the price of fuel is “unfortunate”. Speaking on Eyewitness News, John Jinapor said the fuel price increase is an indication of the government’s failure to keep up with ...

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Adonten SHS turns uncompleted assembly hall into classroom

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First-year students of Adonten Senior High School at Aburi in the Eastern Region, have been forced to use the school’s uncompleted assembly hall as their classroom. This is because the school does not have adequate furnished classrooms to accommodate them due to the pressure brought on by the implementation of the free senior high school policy. The Headmaster of the ...

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V/Region: Dead whale washed ashore in Keta [Photos]

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A dead whale has been washed ashore on the Tettekope beach at Keta in the Volta Region. Scores of residents around the area thronged the coastline to catch a glimpse of a whale which was discovered dead on Tuesday.  The lifeless marine mammal was noticed in the early hours of the day. A Wildlife Officer in the Keta Municipality, Abdul ...

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Free SHS: OWASS appeals to gov’t for infrastructure

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Authorities at the Opoku Ware Senior High School in the Ashanti Region, have appealed to government to help them improve their infrastructure to ensure the success of the Free Senior High School programme. The headmaster of the School, Dr. Alexis Nimoh made the appeal when the Senior Minister, Yaw Osofo Marfo, Trade and Industry Minister, Alan Kwadwo Kyeremanteng, Aviation Minister, Cecilia ...

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Kenya election: System ‘cannot be ready’ for October poll

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The company providing the voting system for the re-run of Kenya’s presidential election says the equipment will not be ready in time, putting the planned date in jeopardy. The Supreme Court annulled last month’s vote, citing irregularities. It was won by the incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta. French firm OT-Morpho says it needs to reinstall the complex voting system for the scheduled ...

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Nigerian wins BBC World News Komla Dumor award

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A journalist from north-eastern Nigeria has won the third BBC World News Komla Dumor Award. Amina Yuguda is a news presenter on local network Gotel Television, where she has reported on high-profile news stories, including the Boko Haram insurgency. She will start a three-month placement at the BBC in London in September. The award was created to honour Komla Dumor, ...

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Petroleum Commission to give Tema Shipyard facelift

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The Petroleum Commission has begun engaging some oil companies to give the Tema Shipyard a face-lift. The Director of Special Services at the Petroleum Commission, Kwaku Boateng, said this would strengthen the capacity of the Shipyard to fabricate parts locally for use in the Petroleum industry. “Tema Shipyard has a good capacity to ensure that we fabricate components of FPSO ...

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Kente weaver gets 25 years for defiling two girls

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Gideon Galle, a 32-year-old Kente Weaver, has been sentenced to 25 years imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court, for defiling two minors in turns at Agbogba in Accra. This was after Galle had pleaded guilty to two counts of defilement. Galle defiled two victims both aged 12 years after tying them in a room. The court presided over by Mrs ...

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Prosecute A-Plus for baseless corruption claims – Vitus Azeem

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Anti-corruption campaigner, Vitus Azeem, is calling for the prosecution of musician, Kwame Asare Obeng, popularly known as A-Plus, for making “baseless” corruption allegations against two government officials. Mr. Azeem’s comment comes after the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, stated that A-Plus could not prove his corruption allegations against the Deputy Chiefs of Staff, Francis Asenso-Boakye, and ...

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