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January 22, 2018 2:14 PM Free SHS: Ghc35.9m released to schools for 2nd term

The Ministry of Education has released GHc 35.9 million to public second cycle schools under the Free Senior High School programme for initial operational and administrative cost for the second term of the 2017/2018 academic year. Speaking to Citi News, the Head of Communications at the Free SHS Secretariat, Josberta Gyan Kwakye, said the amount would 1

January 20, 2018 1:25 PM Parents accuse Awudome SHS of charging ‘illegal’ fees

Parents of students in Awudome Senior High School [AWUSCO], at Tsito in the Volta Region, are accusing school authorities of charging unapproved fees under the government’s Free Senior High School programme, thereby denying defaulters specific services in the school. Per the implementation of the Free SHS policy, government is to ensure that students 1

January 17, 2018 4:31 PM N/R: Infrastructure deficit impeding teaching of ICT

The Gbolo Alzariya English and Arabic Primary school in the Sagnarigu district is one of many schools in the Northern Region without Information Communication and Technology (ICT) laboratories and tools. The school’s headmistress, Madam Mahama Maria, revealed to Citi News that the only laptop used for teaching the pupils has been out of commission since 12

January 13, 2018 2:42 PM ‘We won’t accept insults from Trump’ – Nana Addo

President Akufo-Addo has condemned US President, Donald Trump for recent derogatory remarks he reportedly made against African countries, saying Ghana will “not accept such insults, even from a leader of a friendly country.” Trump’s alleged description of some nations on the continent as ‘shithole countries’ has not sat well with many, including a number 19

January 13, 2018 9:49 AM Iran sanctions: Tehran vows retaliation over Trump move

Iran says the US has “crossed a red line” by imposing sanctions on the head of its judiciary, Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli-Larijani. The foreign ministry vowed to retaliate, but did not say what form any action might take. US President Donald Trump, a critic of the 2015 accord, said on Friday he would extend sanctions relief over the landmark deal one last time. At the same time the US imposed 23

January 11, 2018 8:46 AM Govt to raise 11 billion cedis in Q1 of 2018

Government is seeking to raise GHȼ11,133.91 million in the first quarter of 2018 through debt securities. Of the amount GH¢8,961.30 million will be used to rollover maturities. The remaining GH¢2,164.61 million will be used to meet Government’s financing requirements for the period. A statement issued by the Debt Management Office of the Ministry of Finance 21

January 11, 2018 6:40 AM You didn’t leave over 400 cars – Hamid replies Mahama

The Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid, has said the Mahama administration sold state vehicles at least two days to the inauguration of Nana Akufo-Addo as President. Disputing claims by Former President John Mahama that he left ‘a sea of vehicles’ for the Akufo-Addo administration, Mr. Hamid said the current administration came to meet only 179 vehicles 17

January 9, 2018 3:00 PM GRASAG issues 1-week ultimatum to gov’t over unpaid grants

The Graduate Students Association of Ghana [GRASAG], has given the government and Scholarship Secretariat up to Monday, January 15, 2018, to effect payment for their 2016/2017 bursary and thesis grants. According to the Association, the Secretariat’s attempt to change the mode of payment after application for the grants have been made, will only further 18

January 6, 2018 6:00 AM Nana Addo meets Christian leaders at Flagstaff House [Photos]

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, met with leaders of the Christian community at the Flagstaff House, Accra, to discuss matters of mutual concern, at a closed-door meeting. In wishing them a Happy New Year, President Akufo-Addo used the two-hour long meeting to explain, amongst other things, Ghana’s 19

December 31, 2017 8:26 AM Iran protests: ‘Iron fist’ threatened if unrest continues

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have warned anti-government protesters they will face the nation’s “iron fist” if political unrest continues. But a Revolutionary Guards commander said the protests had degenerated into people chanting political slogans and burning public property. They are the biggest show of dissent since huge pro-reform rallies in 2009. There 15