If indeed it did happen then it is an example of an act that is convenient but not right. All these actions which are not right are not right because they have consequences in the long run. They voted for the NPP because they listened, read and did analyses, and decided that the NPP deserved their vote. Ghanaians who voted for this government (not those who did not) did so with the expectation that they would do better. Any actions on the part of this government that can rightly be labelled as governmental ‘open defecation’, no matter how convenient they deem it, cannot be right and would have serious negative repercussions for the NPP.
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General News of Wednesday, 23 August 2017Source: Starrfmonline.com‘Ghanaians are petty’ – Duncan-WilliamsArchbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams, Founder of Action Chapel InternationalThe founder of the Action Chapel International Archbishop Nicholas Duncan Williams has described Ghanaians as petty people. “I am not NDC or NPP, and I have stopped talking about such things because people will believe what they want to believe. He nonetheless said he is not bothered by such criticisms because he has grown to understand the psyche of Ghanaians. “If you understand the psyche of your people, it is who we are; Ghanaians, we are very petty people compared to others. When President came into office they went to lie to him that I am NPP and all.
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General News of Wednesday, 23 August 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comGovernment wants to render doctors unemployed - Ghana Medical Associationplay videoDr. Frank Serebour said there are other ways of addressing issues of employmentGhana Medical Association (GMA) has accused the government of trying to render medical doctors unemployed. The GMA believes that the quota system of employing doctors is a way of government telling the Ghanaian doctor that they cannot be employed. He said the GMA will be happy to hear if doctors will be treated as any normal graduate. “Tell doctors to apply for jobs after their housemanship and where there are vacancies they will be employed” he stressed.
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General News of Wednesday, 23 August 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comQuota system recruitment: Be innovative - GMA tells MoHplay videoGeneral Secretary of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) Dr. Frank SerebourGhana Media Association (GMA) has charged the Ministry of Health (MOH) to be innovative in putting in place systems that will employ medical practitioners and not adopt straitjacket policies in the name of a quota system for employing medical professionals. Medical practitioners under the quota system will be posted to government health centres based on the number of vacancies available. This, according to the ministry, will help check the practice where young doctors posted to rural areas reject such appointments. Speaking with the media, General Secretary of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) Dr. Frank Serebour said the quota system, according to the position of the GMA, will not solve the problem the ministry envisage to solve. This, he said, will rather push doctors to these deprived areas to go and work.
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General News of Wednesday, 23 August 2017Source: citifmonline.comGovernment advertises for sale of VRA thermal plantsKpong Thermal plantGovernment has advertised the sale of at least a majority stake in specified thermal plants owned by the Volta River Authority (VRA). They say government intends to sell off VRA’s thermal assets, estates and other non-core assets. The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta had given indications of involving the private sector in restructuring the VRA when he presented the 2017 budget in Parliament, saying a new entity will “hold” the VRA’s thermal assets. Speaker, as a government, we are committed to achieving a least-cost power generation infrastructure through accelerated private sector participation. Government has approved the VRA restructuring agenda submitted by the Ministry to Cabinet and processes towards the implementation of the restructuring agenda have begun under the coordination of the Finance Ministry.”
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Regional News of Wednesday, 23 August 2017Source: ghananewsagency.orgBoy bitten by rabid dog dies at Prestea NsutaThe rabid dog has been killed to prevent more deathsAn eleven-year-old boy from Prestea Nsuta in the Prestea Huni/Valley has died of rabies. The deceased, Ibrahim Laminu, passed away at the Government hospital in Prestea on August 17 after he was bitten by a suspected rabies infected dog on July 23. Dr Simon Gbene, Acting Western Regional Veterinary officer, who confirmed this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, said the deceased died after 24 days. He said the body was buried on the same day and the rabid dog had also been killed to prevent more deaths. He appealed to the government and Ministry of Food and Agriculture to equip their laboratories with ultra-modern equipment to assist the work of veterinary officers.
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Business News of Wednesday, 23 August 2017Source: Flagstaff houseLiquefied Natural Gas from Equatorial Guinea to help improve Ghana’s energy security – AgyarkoEquatorial Guinea to supply Ghana with 150 million standard cubic feet of gas per dayGhana has signed a Heads of Agreement with Equatorial Guinea for the supply of 150 million to 200 million standard cubic feet of gas per day of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), as part of the measures being put in place by the government of President Akufo-Addo to guarantee the country’s energy security. The agreement was signed by Ghana’s Minister for Energy, Mr. Boakye Agyarko, and Mr. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines, Industry, and Energy of Equatorial Guinea, and witnessed by President Akufo-Addo and President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo. The significance of this gas supply is of the stable state of power generation in our country,” he said. Ghana’s Energy Minister indicated that “for some time, we relied on Nigeria for the supply of gas from the Nigeria Gas Company, transmitted by the West Africa Gas Pipeline Company. This will, to a very large extent, stabilise further the electricity generation, transmission and distribution that we have,” the Energy Minister stated.
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General News of Wednesday, 23 August 2017Source: Myjoyonline.comAkufo-Addo doesn’t care about technical education – TUTAGPresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-AddoThe Technical University Teachers Association of Ghana (TUTAG) has registered its disappointment with the failure of government to set up councils for technical universities in the country. Ghana’s eight technical universities have been without standing councils, since the change of government on January 7, 2017. "We are going through a transition and more attention needs to be given to us but this government is not interested in the growth of technical education in Ghana," he said. He said the councils for the eight technical universities will be formed the very minute the council list has been approved by the President. Mr Plahar entreated leadership of TUTAG to write officially for clearance to organise its graduations from the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE).
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Boxing News of Wednesday, 23 August 2017Source: Graphic.com.ghPromoter tips Bukom BankuBoxing manager, Michael Annan, has tipped Bukom Banku to defeat Bastie Samir in their upcoming boutBoxing manager, Michael Annan, has tipped Braimah Kamoko, alias Bukom Banku, to defeat Bastie Samir in their upcoming light-heavyweight encounter at the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra on September 30. “Bastie is a power puncher but Banku has great jabs and his height advantage could see him through the 12 rounds,” he predicted. He, however, noted that a knockout would favour Bastie who has heavier punches and knockout blows. The avid boxing fan made it clear that the sport must draw closer to the corporate world to attract sponsorship. He said he had prepared a proposal for the corporate world to get involved in the upcoming bout between Bastie Samir and Braimah Kamoko.
General News of Wednesday, 23 August 2017Source: kasapafmonline.comNCA shuts down radio stationfile photoThe National Communication Authority(NCA) has stormed a radio station operating in Kade in the Kwaebibirem District of the Eastern region without license and have seized their quipment. The commercial radio station, Fresh 92.5 FM has for sometime now operated illegally. The Eastern Regional Manager of NCA, Osei Agyei accompanied by the Police stormed the radio station, switched it off air and seized one mixer, a transmitter and an internet link deck from the studio. The radio station has since been shut down.
Health News of Wednesday, 23 August 2017Source: Graphic.com.ghGhana imports 30 million condoms every year - AIDS CommissionGhana AIDS Commission Technical Services Acting Director, Cosmos Ohene-Adjei making a presentationThe Ghana AIDS Commission has explained that Ghana imports about 30 million condoms annually, but usage is on the low side. He has, therefore, encouraged the use of condoms to help prevent HIV spread or transferring of the virus from an infected person to an uninfected person. The workshop brought together health journalists and media practitioners from both state and privately owned media organisations. The PEPFAR Country Coordinator for Ghana, Dzifa Awunyo-Akaba in her address urged the participants to use their mediums to educate Ghanaians on the disease. She expressed unhappiness about low coverage of HIV/AIDS stories in the media, saying that HIV/AIDS “is generally under reported or misreported in the media”.
General News of Wednesday, 23 August 2017Source: citifmonline.comStop small scale mining now – Amewu warns foreignersPeter Amewu, Minister for Lands and Natural ResourcesThe Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, John-Peter Amewu has warned foreign nationals still engaging in small scale mining in Ghana to desist from it with immediate effect or face his wrath. The statement also noted that despite several warnings against smuggling gold out of the country, the practice still persists. Mr. Amewu said government is undertaking an exercise to weed out all who are infringing on mining law adding that no one will be spared if caught. Below is the full statement from the Minister:ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES OF FOREIGNERS IN THE SMALL-SCALE MINING SECTOR It has come to the attention of the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources that a number of foreigners are still undertaking activities in the small-scale mining sector. MINISTER FOR LANDS AND NATURAL RESOURCES
What Mr. Spio-Garbrah simply means is that President Akufo-Addo’s fee-free policy agenda is one that is way out of the range of the creative imagination of the NDC’s movers-and-shakers. And that is charitably conceding that, indeed, the leadership of the falsely styled “Social Democrats” of the National Democratic Congress is incapable of the sort of progressive and creative thinking which Ghanaians have routinely come to associate with the leadership of the ruling New Patriotic Party. Back in 2001, or thereabouts, they said that the Kufuor-implemented National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) was a practical impossibility. And this is why the clinically unhinged likes of Mr. Spio-Garbrah, himself a former Education Minister, have a hard time coming to terms with the possibility of a fee-free Senior High School education. And all this, because the Nkrumah-led Convention People’s Party (CPP) regime could only provide a fee-free education up to Standard 7 or the 10th grade.
Business News of Wednesday, 23 August 2017Source: Classfmonline.comElectricity tariffs: Agyarko hints at possible reductionEnergy Minister, Boakye AgyarkoEnergy Minister, Boakye Agyarko, has revealed that the government will in the coming days, consider reviewing electricity tariffs downwards following the government’s agreement with Equatorial Guinea to supply Liquefied Natural Gas. The bilateral agreement was reached when President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo paid a three-day State visit to Equatorial Guinea. This, he says, will go a long way to stabilize further the electricity generation, transmission and distribution situation in the country. “It is our faithful expectation that gas, as a feed stock instead of liquid fuels, will be cheaper in terms of power production. “This could mean that once the cost of electricity production comes down, we could be in the further position to improve or lower the user tariffs that our citizens pay for electricity,” the Minister noted.
General News of Wednesday, 23 August 2017Source: Myjoyonline.comKufuor receives 'humanity' Award from Hull Universityformer President John Agyekum KufuorHull University in the United Kingdom has awarded the first ever Wilberforce World Freedom Award to Former President John Agyekum Kufuor for his work towards improving the well-being of humanity. The statement announcing the award signed by Professor Susan Lea, Vice-Chancellor of the University, said it was in recognition of the former President’s “many years of great humanitarian service to the cause of Freedom in Ghana and around the world.”The award is the initiative of the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation at the University of Hull. Former President Kufuor was the Special Guest of Honour at the formal launch of the Institute ten years agoIt will be conferred on him at the ‘Wilberforce World Freedom Summit’ on 28th September at Hull’s City Centre at which the former President will deliver a speech on: “Africa’s Freedom Journey.”
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