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WASSCE violence: GES sacks 14 students

The Ghana Education Service has dismissed some 14 final year students who are believed to have caused chaos and destroyed properties in their respective schools in the wake of the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). The GES in a statement said the action is to serve as deterrent for other students who are still partaking in the ...

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Name and shame violent politicians – Alex Segbefia pleads with media

Alex Segbefia

Alex Segbefia, a former NDC campaign director and Minister for Health, has indicated that the media, which pride themselves as “the fourth estate of the realm” should call out politicians who use violence in their bid to capture power ahead of the December polls. The Deputy Campaign Manager of the major opposition party told Joy News that politicians must ensure ...

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President Akufo-Addo commissions University of Environment And Sustainable Development

President Akufo-Addo commissioned the UESD in Somanya

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has commissioned the University of Environment and Sustainable Development, in Somanya, in the Eastern Region, and cut the sod for the commencement of construction of Phase Two of the University. At the ceremony, on Wednesday, 5th August 2020, at Somanya, President Akufo-Addo stated that the University of Environment and Sustainable Development (UESD), ...

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Government re-negotiates PPAs on Renewable Energy – Amewu

John Peter Amewu, Minister of Energy

John Peter Amewu, the Minister of Energy, said government has taken steps to address the challenges it inherited in the Renewable Energy sector. He identified the signed Renewable Energy Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) to the tune of 2,265MW with an average price of cent19/KWh, which, he said, was far above what the electricity network could accommodate, as a major challenge. ...

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Coronavirus: 455 new cases push Ghana’s case count to 40,097 with 8 new deaths

Ghana’s coronavirus case count has been pushed to 40, 097 after 455 new cases were recorded, according to latest updates by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) on Friday, August 7, 2020. Also, eight new deaths have pushed the national death toll from the virus to 206. “A total of 455 new cases were reported on August 4, 2020. These are ...

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Akufo-Addo sacks 2 local govt chief executives

Nana Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has dismissed two local government chief executives and replaced them with new appointees, a statement from the sector minister, Hajia Alima Mahama has announced. They are the District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Amansie South District in the Ashanti Region, William Asante Bediako and Akwapim North Municipal Chief Executive, Dennis Aboagye. They have been replaced by Barima ...

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Stop the ‘toxic politics’; we can be civil and still disagree – Atik Mohammed to Politicians

Atik Mohammed

People’s National Convention (PNC) Stalwart, Atik Mohammed has advised politicians in the country to be decorous in their utterances and the way they play the political game. According to Atik Mohammed, “the kind of politics that is practiced in this country is very toxic” and it has to change. He was commenting on claims made by the opposition National Democratic ...

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Bright SHS WASSCE students attack reporter with sticks

Emmanuel Damalie Pacome

A reporter with the Daily Graphic in Koforidua, Damalie Emmanuel Pacome, has been attacked by students of Bright Senior High School in Akyem Kukurantumi. The students holding Knives, cutlasses, sticks and stones chased the Journalist who was in the school to verify reports of attacks on invigilators by the students. They reportedly accosted and seized his mobile phone in the ...

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Islamists becoming ‘more aggressive’ in Mozambique

People displaced by the attacks have been fleeing to nearby islands

The US has warned that Islamist militants are getting more aggressive in Mozambique’s northern province of Cabo Delgado with support from the Islamic State. The militants, known locally as al-Shabab – although it has no known links to the Somali jihadi group of the same name, have been attacking remote villages across the province over the past two years. Head ...

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Kennedy Agyapong aids evacuation of 727 stranded Ghanaians in Lebanon

Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration

Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, has on behalf of the Government, received a donation of $428,650 from Mr Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, Member of Parliament for Assin Central, to support the evacuation of more than 700 stranded Ghanaians in Lebanon. Mr Agyapong contributed $200,000 himself, while he mobilised the rest through an appeal he ...

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