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Murtala descends on Osafo Maafo; says he lacks credibility

Ibrahim Murtala Mohammed A Deputy Information Minister, Ibrahim Murtala Mohammed has taken a swipe at former Finance Minster, Yaw Osafo Maafo, describing him as “a man of no credibility”.According to Murtala Mohammed, Mr. Osafo Maafo’s record as a former Finance Minister does not give him the locus to advice government on economic issues.Last week, Mr. ...

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Hon. Rachel Appoh: Embrace Persons Living With Disabilities

A Deputy Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection and Member of Parliament for Gomoa Central Constituency, Hon. ...

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It Is Prudent To Expel Teachers Who Do Not Comport Themselves – Ablakwa

Deputy Education Minister, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has reinforced the need for teachers in the country to be sanctioned if they misconduct themselves.Following orders by the sector Minister, Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, that teachers who absent themselves from duty for 10 days or more should vacate their post; the Deputy Education Minister is of a strong view that the directives will help to instill discipline.According to him, it is prudent for teachers to be expelled when they do not comport themselves.He revealed that the sector minister will soon be paying surprise visits to various schools in the nation in order to penalize the recalcitrant ones who tend to defy the code of ethics.“Her concern is that the code has been there…And then we have seen that the code is being violated, there are clear sanctions and yet the sanctions don’t apply. ...

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Be Mindful Of What You Say, Teachers Urged

Mr Nii Laryea Afotey-Agbo, Volta Regional Minister on Saturday admonished teachers to be mindful of what they say as their profession makes them role models in the society.He said “one word from you can either destroy or build the confidence of a young child and community members and so you must be very careful in your choice of words even under extremely provocative situations.”Mr Afotey-Agbo said this in an address read for him at the Sixth Congregation of the Saint Francis College of Education (FRANCO), Hohoe, where 217 students were awarded with their certificates of graduation.The event was under the theme: “Tertiary status of Colleges of Education: The role of Stakeholders.”Mr Afotey-Agbo said teachers by their profession are responsible for moulding characters, attitudes, cultures, tradition and that role should not be dented by unguarded statements.He urged teachers to maintain their status quo in the community and use their teaching skills to find solutions to the myriads of problems in the society.The Regional Minister also commended the State-Catholic Church collaboration in the educational sector, which he described as moving from strength to strength.Most Reverend Francis A. K. Lodonu, Catholic Bishop of Ho-Diocese, said FRANCO since its establishment in 1908 has remained true to its mission and vision as the center of excellence in teacher education.He said “this great catholic institution has been at the forefront of imbibing good Christian morals into our teachers and has produced hundreds of very prominent personalities”.Mr D.M.K. ...

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Pursue Courses To Meet Industrial Demand – Kofi Buah

The Energy and Petroleum Resources Minister, Mr. ...

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Pursue Courses To Meet Industrial Demand – Kofi Buah

The Energy and Petroleum Resources Minister, Mr. ...

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Galamsey operators now target the Upper West Region

File photo: SOme illegal miners arrested by the police. Security personnel in the Upper West Region have arrested eight persons involved in the illegal small scale mining business, at Danyaw Kuraa in the Wa East District.They were arrested by the Regional Security Committee (REGSEC) led by the Regional Minister, Dr. ...

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Does Osafo Maafo Qualify To Pontificate On Efficiency And Ghana’s Economy? Pratt Asks

Managing Editor of the “Insight” Newspaper, Kwesi Pratt, has fired salvos at former Minister of Finance and Economic Planning in the erstwhile Kufour Administration, Yaw Osafo Maafo, questioning his moral right to speak on economic issues in the country.The Senior Journalist could not understand the reasons for which the New Patriotic Party (NPP) would continue to allow Hon. ...

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Government secures Austrian funds to rehabilitate Adomi Bridge

Government has secured funding from the Austrian Government for the rehabilitation of the Adomi Bridge in the Eastern Region.An Austrian firm, Messrs Bilfinger MCE Gmbh, has been engaged to undertake the rehabilitation works that is expected to be completed in 22 months, Minister of Roads and Highways, Amin Amidu Sulemani, said on the floor of Parliament on Friday.The Minister, who is also the MP for Sissala West, was answering a question posed by the member for Ho West, Emmanuel Bedzrah, requesting to know when the bridge would be closed for commencement of rehabilitation works.The Minister said the Austrian contractor was currently constructing its site camp on the west bank of the Adomi Bridge and that it would be closed to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic during the rehabilitation works.He said government had also secured funding to procure two ferries to be sited at Senchi, near the bridge, to ease the inconvenience to be caused to motorist and pedestrians.The ferries are currently being manufactured in the Netherlands and the bridge would be closed to traffic when the ferries are commissioned for operation.

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Eastern Region To Reduce Maternal Mortality

The Eastern Regional Co-ordinating Council (RCC), in collaboration with the Ghana Health Service, on Friday launched the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) five Accelerated Framework in the region.The purpose of the Accelerated Framework is to redouble efforts to overcome the bottlenecks in implementing interventions that have worked in reducing maternal mortality rate in the region and in the country as a whole.Launching the Framework in Koforidua, Ms Helen Adjoa Ntoso, Eastern Regional Minister, said it was worrisome to lose over 100 women every year in child delivery and said it had been instituted at the right time to help achieve the MDG-5.She said the Framework would help to overcome the negative socio-cultural barriers that impeded progress in reducing maternal mortality in the region.Ms Ntoso emphasized that the government had shown great commitment to ensuring reduction of maternal mortality in the country by providing free delivery coverage, free antenatal and postnatal care as well as distributing mosquito nets to prevent malaria in pregnancy.She urged community leaders to reciprocate the government’s efforts by negotiating with transport operators and owners in their respective areas to offer swift assistance in time of emergencies to enable women in labour to access medical care early.The Regional Minister expressed the hope that the Framework would enhance commitment by stakeholders and partners to create awareness on maternal health and reduce maternal mortality in the region.Dr McDamien Dedzo, Regional Health Director, underscored the need for collaborative efforts of all stakeholders, including organizations, to assist the Ghana Health Service (GHS) to reduce maternal mortality.“It is an uphill task that is too heavy for the Ghana Health Service alone to handle, we need the support of all to pursue this course together,” he said.Nana Ako Aba II, Gyasehema of Amonorkrom, who chaired the function, said the role of husbands in accelerating the framework of the MDG-5 was crucial and, therefore, urged them to take active part in achieving that goal.

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