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GES announces Easter Break dates for schools

The management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has announced that all schools will break for the Easter holidays. In a press release signed by Head of Public Relations, Cassandra Twum Ampofo, the GES informed staff, parents, students and the general public that the break will take effect from April 1 to April 6, adding that “Academic work will commence ...

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Flash out entities engaged in mining in forest reserves- Minister directs FC

The Minister for Lands and Natural Resource, Mr Samuel Abu Jinapor has directed the Forestry Commission (FC) to move in and flash out individuals and entities engaged in mining in Ghana’s forest reserves without permits. While instructing that fresh permits must not be issued, Mr Jinapor emphasized the need to protect the country’s forest reserves. “Forest reserves are what they ...

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UN chief condemns attack on school in Nigeria

The United Nations Secretary-General has strongly condemned Wednesday’s attack on a boarding school in north-central Nigeria, in which one student was killed and several students, as well as relatives and staff, abducted.  According to reports, gunmen stormed the Government Science College Kagara, in the Niger state of Nigeria, at around 2 am (local time). Many students are also said to ...

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Vigilantism law will not work – Security Expert

Adam Bonaa, a security expert has cast doubts on the effectiveness of the Vigilantism law to deal with the menace in the country. The law which was passed in 2019 to deal with political vigilante groups and clamp down on acts of vigilantism in the country came on the back of the violence that rocked the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election. ...

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Subject of mental health & Covid-19 should be included in school curriculum- MEHSOG proposes

Dr-Yaw-Osei-Adutwum, Minister Designate-for -Education

A proposal has been made to Government to consider incorporating the subject of mental health and COVID-19 in every school’s curriculum as a test free course so as to enable students to learn how to take care of their mental health during the pandemic. The proponent, Mental Health Society of Ghana (MEHSOG) believes that such a move among other things ...

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CeSIS appoints new Executive Director

The Governing Board of the Centre for Social Impact Studies (CeSIS) has appointed Mr. Robert Ali Tanti as its new Executive Director, effective 4th January 2021. According to a Statement issued and copied to Public Agenda, Mr Tanti’s appointment follows the resignation of Mr. Richard Ellimah as Executive Director of the organization. Mr. Ellimah is the founding Executive Director of ...

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Parliament releases schedule for ministers’ vetting

Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin

On Wednesday, February 10, 2021, the Minister-designate for Health, Kwaku Agyemang Manu, will lead the pack of appointees by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to appear before Parliament’s Appointment Committee.Following him immediately will be the Minister-designate for National Security, Albert Kan Dapaah, also on Wednesday.This was contained in a full list of all appointees of the president who are expected to take ...

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Portfolio of Senior Minister scrapped, other ministries abolished in Akufo-Addo’s new government

President Nana Akufo-Addo will on Thursday submit to Parliament the list of his proposed Ministers and Regional Ministers to the Speaker of Parliament. In a communique from the Presidency Thursday, Eugene Arhin, head of Communication said the total number of Ministers to be appointed by President will not exceed 85. This is different from 126 ministerial appointments that characterised his ...

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There is no NPP or NDC Speaker of Parliament, I’ll serve all Ghanaians – Bagbin

Speaker of the 8th Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has assured the people of Ghana that he will serve in their interest and not that of any political party. He said the position of the speaker of parliament is meant to work in the ultimate interest of all Ghanaians irrespective of their political affiliations. He told the House on Friday January 15 that ...

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Ensure justice for slain undercover investigative journalist, Ahmed Suale – UPDN to government

 media non-governmental organisation, United Press for Development Network (UPDN) has said it is astonished at the inability of the Ghana Police Service to find the murderers of the late Tiger Eye PI investigator, Ahmed Suale two years after the incident. This was contained in a statement issued by the organisation ahead of the commemoration of the second edition of the ...

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