Category: Greater Accra

Enough of the Violence, Weija Residents caution NPP PC …As they Embark on a Peace Match

  Not wanting to witness another violence during and after the upcoming general elections, the youth and the residents of Weija-Gbawe and Mallam have charged the New Patriotic Party (NPP)  Parliamentary Candidate (PC) for the area, Madam Tina Mensah to stop her act of brutalities on them. During a peace match from Mallam Junction through to the township, they expressed their displeasure about the continuous harassment of the residents by land-guards allegedly sanctioned by the NPP parliamentary candidate. For this reason, they decided to embark on the peaceful procession to call for peaceful co-existence among the residents of Weija-Gbawe...

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President Mahama apologizes to unsuccessful Hajj Pilgrims

President John Dramani Mahama has apologized to all Muslims especially those who were not airlifted to Saudi Arabia to perform the rites of Hajji this year. Speaking at the Independence Square in Accra to mark this year’s Eid-ul-Adha prayers, the President expressed his dissatisfaction with challenges associated with the organization of this year’s Hajj. “I wish to express my regret to all who due to certain reasons were unable to embark on the Hajj this year,” President Mahama said. The President’s comment comes days after hundreds of prospective pilgrims were stranded for days at the hajj village in Accra,...

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Technical and Vocational education key to our Socio-economic development

A former Vice Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba, Professor Jophus Anamoah-Mensah, has reiterated the need to pay critical attention to Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET), because it is the key to the socio-economic development of the country.He said a vibrant technical and vocational training will also address the increasing unemployment situation.Professor Anamoah-Mensah said this at the stakeholders Forum on TVET in Accra.The event was in honour of Madam Comfort Ntiamoa-Mensah who was a TVET activist.Source:...

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UTAG says Ministry’s response is ‘senseless’

The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has criticized assertions made by the Ministry of Education suggesting that public tertiary institutions have been provided with adequate staff contrary to the claims by the Association. The Public Relations Officer of the Ministry, Francis Gbadago, had earlier told Citi News there was no government freeze on recruitment as the universities were recently given clearance to recruit over one thousand lecturers. Francis Gbadago also asked UTAG to put in an application to request for more lecturers if they felt they were still understaffed. But in as current interview with Citi News, the...

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Gov’t to rehabilitate foreign missions at a cost of $50m

Government is to add 50 million dollars extra to its growing debt following the signing of a credit facility with Societe Generale Ghana today [Friday]. The $50 million Credit Facility Agreement between the Government of Ghana and the bank is for the financing of the rehabilitation of Ghana Government Missions abroad. It’s unclear whether the rehabilitation will cover all missions abroad or some specific ones and at what interest the facility is going for. Societe Generale Ghana and the Societe Generale Group have financed various Government of Ghana projects to the tune of USD600 million between 2009 and 2016....

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