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Passage of controversial Public Universities Bill put on hold

The controversial Public Universities Bill, which is under consideration in Parliament, has been put on hold. According to a Citi News report, Ranking Member on the Education Committee of Parliament, Peter Nortsu Kotoe, made the revelation during an interview. “The Akatsi North MP said the Bill is not part of the Bills being considered before Parliament goes on recess in ...

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Pokuase interchange workers demonstrate over GH¢20 wage per day

Construction workers on the Pokuase interchange on Thursday, October 22, 2020, demonstrated over what they label as maltreatment from their superiors. These workers told GhanaWeb they are unhappy with the GH¢20 they receive as their daily wages and GH¢1 allowance they receive for scaffolding Out of the meagre amount they receive, they are taxed. Also, anyone who takes a break ...

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Kasoa now a breeding ground for international criminals – Minister laments

The Central Regional Minister Kwamena Duncan has observed that Kasoa which is one of the populous communities in the region has now become a hub for breeding criminal activities. According to him, although the Central Region is a very secured area, the Kasoa enclave seems to be volatile considering the increasing crime rate in the area. “As a naive, novice ...

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2020 Polls: CSOs urge government to adopt zero-tolerance for vigilantism

Some Civil Society Organizations including Community Focus Foundation Ghana (CFF-GH) and Foundation for Security and Development in Africa (FOSDA), have called on government, political parties and all other stakeholders to adopt a zero-tolerance for acts of vigilantism ahead of the 2020 general elections. According to the CSOs, the passage of the anti-vigilantism bill alone is not enough to put to ...

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School Reopening: Parents commend government, call for e-learning

Some parents have commended Government for successfully opening schools in the country gradually amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Some parents said, they were happy their 2nd-year children in Junior High Schools and Senior High Schools were having their turn from Monday, October 5th saying they have been home for too long and that once the schools have put in place the protocols, we ...

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CHRAJ stands in solidarity with older persons

The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) stands in solidarity with older persons globally as the world of marks International Day of Older Persons. The day was introduced by the United Nations (UN) in 1990, to respond to the opportunities and challenges of population ageing in the 21st century. This year, 2020 marks its 30th anniversary on the ...

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Western Togoland attacks: I believe Institutions will work – Akufo-Addo assures

The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has revealed why he is unwavering about the uprising in the Volta Region stating that he believes there are institutions to deal with the issue. According to him, if he panics, the country will also do the same, hence the need to be calm about the issues to allow for the institutions available to ...

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EC issues duplicated ID numbers in one-day registration exercise

Madam Jean Mensa

The Electoral Commission of Ghana has disclosed that it produced duplicate voter ID numbers in the just ended voters’ registration exercise. According to the Commission this error has been corrected and the people affected will be issued with a new set of voters’ ID cards. Regardless of the duplication, the Commission said the biometric and biographic details are intact. The Electoral Commission opened another ...

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Secessionists Attacks: Government will not negotiate with criminals – Bawumia

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia says government will not negotiate with members of the Homeland Study Group Foundation in the Volta Region. This follows their demand for independence from Ghana to form an autonomous ‘Western Togoland.’ But according to the Vice President, the motives behind what he refers to as “criminal activities” are nonexistent. He said, their attempts are backed ...

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29 ‘Western Togolanders’ arrested, airlifted to Accra

Twenty-nine persons have been arrested by a joint security deployed to the Juapong township where secessionists reportedly besieged early Friday. The arrested persons have been airlifted to Accra for interrogation. The group is believed to have links to a secessionist group alleged to have seized several towns in the Volta region, mounted road blocks and burnt tyres. TV3’s Komla Adom ...

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