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National Board of Small Scale Industries calls for apprentices

National Board of Small Scale Industries

The National Board of Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) has called for applications from unemployed youth in the country for enrollment into its Apprenticeship Into Entrepreneurship Programme aimed at curbing the unemployment situation in the country. The program which was launched in Hohoe yesterday, was started in 2015 with about 720 beneficiaries is the brainchild of the Hohoe Office of the ...

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NPP polls: 800 ‘stranded’ at Wa after voting materials delay

NPP Constituency Election

Over 800 delegates of the New Patriotic Party in the Wa Central constituency of the Upper West region who turned up for their constituency elections at the Wa Secondary Technical School are yet to start voting due to delays in the arrival of voting materials. Voting was originally scheduled to start at 10 am today but could not commence because ...

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GIJ can’t survive without aid – Acting Rector

Ghana Institute of Journalism

The Acting Rector of the Ghana Institute of Journalism, Dr Modestus Fosu on Thursday called for financial and logistical support from the Government and other stakeholders to aid the progress of the Institute, saying it cannot survive without aid. He said while Ghana, and indeed, Africa’s quest to be independent of aid was laudable, the same could not be said ...

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UN probing Ghanaian peacekeepers over alleged sexual exploitation

UN Peacekeepers

Some members of a Ghanaian police unit working with the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan are being investigated for breaching the UN’s sexual exploitation and abuse rules. The unit in question has also been recalled, according to a statement from the UN Mission. The investigation into the conduct of the officers began after reports that they were having transactional ...

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Suggesting Amidu is too old to serve ‘insulting’ – Rawlings

Jerry John Rawlings

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has suggested that retirement age for public officers may need to be changed after a suit was filed challenging the appointment of Martin Amidu as Special Prosecutor. In his response to the contentions, Mr. Rawlings intimated that it was even an insult to think that Mr. Amidu was incapable of executing his duties because he was ...

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Corruption ranking was charitable, we deserved worse – Casely Hayford

Sydney Casely Hayford

Financial analyst Sydney Casely Hayford believes Ghana’s rating on the 2017 Global Corruption Perception Index was actually favourable. Mr. Casely Hayford contends that that levels of corruption in Ghana merited a much steeper fall in the index. “The Perception Index is incorrect. We should be lower down the scale. We should be far lower down the scale. I think this is ...

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NPP polls suspended in 5 constituencies in W/R

Five constituencies in the Western Region are not participating in the ongoing New Patriotic Party [NPP] Constituency level elections in the Western Region. This is due to internal party wrangling among other factors. The five constituencies that have been suspended from holding the elections are Shama, Kwesiminstim, Ellembelle, Evalue Ajomoro Dwira and the Sekondi Constituencies all in the southern part of the ...

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Agogo: Aspirant arrested after firing gunshots at NPP polls

NPP Constituency Election

An aspirant for the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) chairmanship position in the Asante Akyem North Constituency of the Ashanti Region, has been arrested by Police in Agogo. Edward Asadu, who was contesting his disqualification in the ongoing NPP constituency elections, was said to have stormed the venue with some well-built men to disrupt the process. He was also alleged to ...

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NPP N/R elections: 5 constituencies isolated over security concerns

NPP voting

For security reasons, five constituencies in the Northern Region have been isolated from the nationwide constituency elections which started today, Saturday February 24, 2018. These comprised Yunyoo, Bimbila, Daboya/Mankarigu, Nalerigu/Gambaga and Karaga, which have been identified as political hotspots. The first phase of the elections were held in 24 out of the 31 constituencies, and these included the four main ...

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JUSSAG launches health foundation with GH¢ 50,000

The Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG) on Friday launched the “JUSAG Health Foundation,” with a seed capital of GH¢ 50,000 at a ceremony in Accra. The JUSAG Health Foundation intends creating a pool of funds that would be used to support staff and their relatives, and selected members of society, who have serious health conditions for which treatment ...

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