Order Achimota School to admit me pending verdict
Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea, one of the two Rastafarian students at the centre of the Achimota School admission brouhaha has filed a motion asking the Accra High Court to order the school to admit him pending the final determination of the case. Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea had earlier dragged, Achimota School, the Board of Governors of Achimota School, the Ghana Education Service, Ministry of Education and the Attorney General to court, praying the Human Rights Division of the High Court to compel Achimota School to admit him into the school for the purposes of his education. About three weeks ago it was reported that Achimota School had denied two rastafarians admission to the school, although they had been placed there by the Ghana Education Service's Computerized School Selection and Placement Service.
Akufo-Addo cuts sod for GHS5 million 'Ghana Award House'
The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Wednesday, 7th April 2021, cut the sod for the construction of the GH¢5 million Ghana Award House, a new administrative building for the Head of State Award Scheme. Once completed, the Ghana Award House project will be a two-storey office block, with a two hundred capacity conference room, and training facility designed to house the National Secretariat of the Head of State Award Scheme. It will be constructed at a cost of five million cedis, and it will help drive growth, impact, and the effective and efficient delivery of the Award Scheme to all young people in Ghana and beyond.
EC to mount platforms for Nkoranza North and South District level elections
The Electoral Commission has announced that it will mount platforms for candidates of the upcoming Nkoranza North and South District Level Elections. Ghanaians have been advised to desist from slandering any candidate given that failure to substantiate any allegation may lead to legal action, while candidates and their supporters have been advised to desist from acts of violence, threats or intimidation aimed at inducing and compelling voters to vote or refrain from voting for a particular candidate. The EC also barred parties, organisations and group of persons from mounting a platform on behalf of any candidate.
Kasoa ritual murder: Traditional priestess arrested over alleged involvement
A traditional priestess whose details are yet to be made public has been arrested over her alleged involvement in the ritual killing case recently reported in Kasoa in the Central Region. While police are yet to indicate how the priestess is connected with the murder case, Citi News understands that the case docket has been handed to the headquarters of the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service. Citi News reported on Saturday that two teenagers, Felix Nyarko and Nicholas Kini had been arrested by the Kasoa Divisional Police Command for allegedly killing an 11-year-old boy supposedly for money rituals at Lamptey Mills, a suburb of Kasoa.
MP's driver complains about poor condition of service
A driver working for a Member of Parliament has claimed that he and some of his colleagues who also work for MPs operate under poor conditions. Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show, the driver, only going by Ebo, said drivers' social security contributions were also not being paid by MPs. He said he was the secretary of the MPs drivers union. According to him, the MPs' drivers are paid in cash and some make as low as GHS300.
Three more suspects re-arrested after escaping from Atadeka police station
Three more suspects who escaped from cells at the Atadeka District Police station in the Kpone Katamanso Municipality on morning have been rearrested. The first three inmates Akorli Amisha, Ibrahim Adans and Mubarack Seiti who were rearrested a few hours after escaping from cells were yesterday put before the Ashaiman Circuit Court where they have been sentenced to 12 months imprisonment with hard labour. The three were charged with conspiracy to commit crime; assault on public officer and escape from lawful custody.
I worked hard to earn my degrees
Ghanaian gospel musician based in the United Kingdom, Sonnie Badu, has fired back at critics who challenged the authenticity of his three academic degrees. This comes on the back of the backlash Sonnie Badu received after he claimed that he has been awarded three degrees in a space of four months. Sonnie Badu is also the founder of Rock Hill church in the United States of America.
GES must apologise for changing final year SHS students' academic calendar
The Ranking Member on Parliament's Education Committee, Peter Nortsu-Kotoe has chided the Ghana Education Service for its impromptu restructuring of the academic calendar for third-year high school students. The form 3 students were to have reported to school on April 6 and be in school until 28th May 2021. With the new arrangement, final year students are to report on May 5, 2021.
Basic schools directed to shelve end-of-term exams
The Ghana Education Service has directed Head of Basics Schools across the country not to conduct end of term examinations. The GES says Heads of Basic School and Teachers should use class exercises and class tests to assess their students. Basic school students from Kindergarten to Junior High School only resumed their classroom activities on January 15, 2021.
Involvement of 'old guards' would have easily won Mahama the presidency
He bemoaned how the current administration of the party has shelved some long-serving members who have over the years helped win elections for the party. The former NDC's National Organizer was reacting to claims that the current leadership of the party did well to recapture some parliamentary seats for the party in parliament. Speaking on NEAT FM's morning show 'Ghana Montie', Yaw Boateng Gyan said their involvement would have made it easier for John Mahama to win the presidency.
Over-centralisation of Free SHS has compromised quality, increased corruption
MINORITY PRESS RELEASE ON THE LOOMING CRISIS IN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS UNDER THE FREE SHS PROGRAMME IN THE COUNTRY. In 2017, precisely at the beginning of the 2017/18 academic year, the New Patriotic Party in a rush to fulfill one of the promises in their manifesto introduced the mass Free Senior High School with an intake of 353,053 as reported in paragraph 621 of the 2018 Budget Statement and Economic Policy delivered in Parliament by the Minister of Finance on 15th November, 2017. THE WAY FORWARD. The over centralization of the Free SHS programme at the centre has accounted for the persistent challenges in the running of Senior High Schools in the country. PTAs used to play very supportive roles in the development of Senior High Schools until the introduction of the Free SHS policy.
I can win back Ledzokuku parliamentary seat
The immediate past Member of Parliament for the Ledzokuku constituency, Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye says he is confident of taking back the seat from the National Democratic Congress. Okoe Boye, the New Patriotic Party's 2020 parliamentary candidate, garnered 54,072 votes in the constituency's parliamentary election. Right after the 2020 polls, some constituents of Ledzokuku said the former Deputy Health Minister had sidelined them after he won the seat in 2016 hence their resolve to vote against him.
Minister commits to improved lives for constituents
Interacting with the chiefs and people of Adrobaa, and Sukuumu communities at separate meetings, Dr Prempeh asked the people to identify and submit to her their immediate developmental needs to enable her to lobby for support and to address those challenges. She later visited and interacted with Muslims in the Duayaw-Nkwanta Zongo Community called on particularly, the Zongo youth to live exemplary lives. Dr Prempeh promised the Muslims she would ensure that developmental challenges in the Zongo community were tackled to better their lot.
Government's 'populist decisions' cause of power challenges
Former Minister for Power, Dr. Kwabena Donkor says 'populist' decisions taken by the Akufo-Addo government years ago is the cause of the country's current power challenges. Many Ghanaians have in the past few months been experiencing intermittent power outages, sparking fears that the country may be headed towards the dreaded days of unstable power supply popularly known as 'dumsor. The power transmission company also in a statement issued on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, called for calm saying, it has no intention of publishing a power rationing timetable.
Let's not underestimate Mahama in 2024
Speaking to Metro TV news in an interview monitored by GhanaWeb, the MP noted that it won't be easy for the NPP to win a third term in 2024 because the victory of the party in 2024 depends largely on the performance of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo's second term which has just begun. He called on his party folk to struggle for the flagbearership race. It tells you that he is a force to reckon with, so don't.
Kennedy Agyapong slams NPP grassroots over 2020 election results
Agyapong, who is also the Chairperson of the Interior and Defence Committee of Parliament stated that the MPs should also take their share of the blame because of the numerous promises they give to the voters before an election.
NDC are capable of killing me
The veteran politician has for months been speaking against his own party, leading to his expulsion from the party recently. Since his expulsion, he has been saying more damning things about the NDC, including a claim that the NDC is the devil's den. Former Central Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress, Bernard Allotey Jacobs, has revealed a high ranking member of the New Patriotic Party alerted him about a planned assassination against him.
Election 2024: Bawumia, Napo pair will be headache for NDC
He stressed that, if the NDC party continues to thread on the tangent they are now, they will be in total shock in the 2024 elections. Allotey Jacobs thinks Bawumia has in a way roughly driven into the NDC's political space.
Korle Bu maternity ward not on fire
The Public Relations Officer of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Mustapha Salifu has refuted claims that the maternity block of the hospital has been gutted by fire. The last time a fire incident was recorded at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital was on November 30, 2020. Three patients diagnosed with COVID-19 who were on admission at the time were transferred to the University of Ghana Medical Centre after the fire outbreak at the medical ICU. In the early hours of Monday, November 30, 2020, fire gutted the ICU as a result of an electrical fault from a socket in the ward.
NDC leaders must tell their supporters the truth that they don't have influence in Parliament
According to him, the truth which the leadership failed to communicate with their members was the fact that the National Democratic Congress does not have the numbers in Parliament, but rather created the impression that when it comes to vetting they will be able to block approvals of the President's nominees. Speaking on Okay FM's 'Ade Akye Abia' Morning Show, the pollster insisted that the leadership of the National Democratic Congress should tell their members the truth that they don't have the numbers in Parliament to call the shots. He recalled that the passing of the 2021 budget statement in Parliament is an indication that the NDC does not have the numbers to turn things around in spite of the fact that the Minority Caucus were bent on disapproving the budget; thus, they could not even get one of their members who had attended his sister's funeral to vote against the budget.