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Often, due to the need for children to acquire knowledge and skills in order to become better people in the future, parents enroll their very young children in school, thus, entrusting their safety to the hands of school authorities. But how safe are kids when they are left in the hands of school authorities?
The College of Education Non-Teaching Staff Association of Ghana (CENTSAG) has declared a nationwide strike effective Tuesday, 12th April 2022. In a letter signed by National Secretary, Samuel Opoku and the National President, Frederick Forkuo Yeboah on 4th April 2022 the indefinite strike will affect all the Forty-six (46) Public Colleges of Education.
The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has highlighted the entities responsible for deducting the yet-to-be-implemented Electronic Transfer Levy (E-Levy). According to the Authority, as May 1, is fast approaching, the entities designated to make such deductions are prepping themselves to ensure that the new tax policy is implemented smoothly.
Noncommunicable diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes are increasingly becoming the main cause of mortality in sub-Saharan Africa, where the diseases were responsible for 37% of deaths in 2019, rising from 24% in 2000 largely due to weaknesses in the implementation of critical control measures including prevention, diagnosis, and care.
The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has released a list of communities/towns for new maintenance services in some parts of the country tomorrow. According to the management of the Electricity Company of Ghana, a planned maintenance service aimed at enhancing delivery services will be carried out by a team from their office.
A team in the Babraham Institute in Cambridge has successfully rejuvenated a 53-year-old woman’s skin cells to look and behave like a 23-year-old’s, the research center announced on Thursday.The team had initially set out to create embryonic stem cells, which can divide into any type of cell in the body, using adult cells.
The Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) has released a press statement announcing the reconstruction of transmission lines from the Achimota substation through Avenor to the Mallam substation which will cause parts of Accra to experience intermittent power outages (‘dumsor’) starting from Saturday, 9 April 2022.
Ghana Statistical Service is inviting applications from qualified Ghanaians in the underlisted positions within the service.The Ghana Statistical Service is the government agency charged with the responsibility of providing quality, relevance, accurate, and timely statistical information for the purpose of national development.
The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has issued an update on One-Teacher One-Laptop distributions. In a statement, the General Secretary of GNAT, Mr. Thomas Musah Tanko has explained that news in the media alleging that, his outfit said all teachers in the country have received the laptop is palpable false.
Several tents housing residents of Appiatse at the Dumasi Resettlement Camp have been destroyed by a windstorm that swept through the area on Friday, April 8. Several houses and trees in the area have also been affected. Prestea Huni Valley Municipal Director of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) Francis Abeiku, confirmed the incident to TV3 news. He said efforts are underway to re-erect the affected tents.
Former Deputy Minister for Information, Felix Kwakye Ofosu has said that Ghana currently has the worst credit rating ever in 20 years. Speaking in an interview on NewsNight on Thursday, he said with this data, he does not understand why Ghanaians would be told that the economy “today is better than in the past.”
Reset Global People in partnership with the SDGS office at the Office of the President of Ghana and Avance Media have announced the second list of the Top 100 Women CEOs in Africa for 2021. With the inaugural list announced in 2019, this publication throws the spotlight on African women leading various organizations across the continent.
Shy men are challenging for many women because they don’t make the first move. Shy women in particular are often mystified as to how to get a shy guy to open up. Well, it’s not that difficult. With a shy guy, you simply have to be more available, take the lead more often, and maybe even give him the first kiss.
The invasion of the chief’s palace on Sunday, March 6, according to the traditional rulers, has left residents living in total fear and panic. Onyansana is a fast developing community in the Ga West Municipal Assembly, yet the residents have decried rampant land guard activities which put people’s properties at risk.
The Eastern Regional Police Command has arrested three suspects following the disturbance at Akyem Asunafo in Atiwa West District. The suspects are currently in police custody assisting the investigation. The Public Relations Officer of the Regional Police Command, DSP Ebenezer Tetteh, who confirmed the incident, explained that steps are underway to identify and arrest more suspects, adding that there is a police presence in the community to maintain law and order.
The Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) in collaboration with the Ghana Association of Bankers, has arrested four persons in connection with SIM swap fraud. The four suspects were picked at various locations in the country for conspiring and illegally operating accounts of some Ghanaians to steal various amounts of money.
Former Minister of Agriculture in the Rawlings’ regime, Alhaji Ibrahim Adam has admonished politicians not to use their power to hurt people if they cannot help them. He is of the view that life is cyclical and that the coin may turn someday for which reason human beings must treat each other with utmost respect and dignity.
Even before the Electronic Transaction Levy (E-levy) takes effect next month, available data show that the mobile money platform has lost about GH¢10 billion in value between November 2021 and January 2022 – a development that raises serious concerns about the new tax’s ability to rake in the anticipated revenue.
Despite the fact that Theresa, an 85-year-old woman, has been severely chastised by her children and grandchildren, she is still determined to marry young Muima. It has also been revealed that Muima has agreed to provide the 20 cows requested by Theresa’s children in order to formalize their relationship.
A Junior High School (JHS) graduate has contemplated suicide after unsuccessful attempts to secure a school through the Computerised School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS). In an interview with JoyNews at the GNAT Hall on Tuesday, Elvis Dzagba, the father of the student explained that his daughter attempted to take her own life after she discovered that none of her preferred schools was given to her.
According to Lecturer at the School of Public health, KNUST, Dr. John Amuasi, and Pharmacist and Research Fellow at the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), Dr. Kwame Sarpong Asiedu, the decision is a step in the right direction since vaccines have been found and death and infection rates are also under control.
First dates are so important. First dates are the make-or-break point in most budding romantic relationships. You know what they say, you never get the chance to make a good first impression. From the first date, you get to decide if you want to see them a second time or even begin a relationship.
I first came to your homes on Wednesday, 11th March 2020, five (5) days after our nation’s 63rd Independence Day celebration, a day before we recorded our first two (2) cases, with news of the measures Government was taking to limit the importation of the COVID-19 virus into the country. Even at that time, it was obvious to me, watching what was happening in Asia, Europe and Latin America, that, if it was not well-managed, it would disrupt our lives and livelihoods. Since then, we have experienced four (4) waves of the outbreak. One hundred and sixty-thousand, nine hundred and thirty-two (160,932) people have tested positive from the 2.4 million tests conducted, and one thousand, four hundred and forty-five (1,445) people have, sadly, died.
Dr. Chris Kpodar, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Solomon Investments Ghana Limited, says artificial intelligence (AI) represents the future and that should be the direction Ghana should be going. It is the pathway to achieving increased efficiency, lower human error rates, and improved workflows among other high points.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Prof Nana Aba Appiah Amfo says many things encumber women from attaining professional excellence in society. In an interview with Mail and Guardian’s Halima Athumani the academician listed gender roles and societal expectations as some of the impediments. As a result of these impediments, she believes that females require more attention to overcome the barriers they face in their professional field.
In a post-match interview, Coach Addo admitted they made some mistakes that denied them victory in Accra but stated that they would not be repeated in the second leg in Abuja on Tuesday. First of all, we did well even though we made some mistakes, but we started well, there was just a little bit of fatigue and it made Nigeria come into the game more.
The ECOWAS Commissioner for Macroeconomic Policy, Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku says he does have presidential ambitions. According to the former Member of Parliament and Minister of Trade, his current position as an ECOWAS Commissioner prevents him from engaging in active politics, hence, his lack of forthrightness in making known his intentions.
According to the Ministry, out of the total number of 571,892 registered candidates, 555,353 candidates qualified to be placed. Out of the 555,353 who qualified, a total of 367,811 candidates have successfully been automatically placed in one of their choices. The remaining 187,542 qualified candidates, however, could not be matched with any of their choices.
Addressing students, authorities and participants during the 70th anniversary celebration of Fijai Senior High School in Takoradi in the Western Region, the Vice President said that he will launch a digitised School Feeding Programme next month to track the number of students fed, the menu on daily basis to avoid future embezzlement of funds of the Programme.
Outspoken Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Ghana and Secretary of the University of Ghana branch of the University Teacher’s Association of Ghana (UTAG), Ransford Gyampo has disagreed with an assertion by UTAG National Secretary Dr. Asare Asante that UTAG has resolved its impasse with the Government of Ghana regarding conditions of service for which UTAG went on strike.
The Council says it has also withheld the subject results of 148 candidates and the entire results of 109 candidates pending the conclusion of investigations into various cases of alleged examination malpractice. Also, 138 candidates who sat for the examination had some subject results canceled for bringing foreign materials into the examination hall or colluding with other candidates.
One Hundred and Seven members of the UPSA-UTAG, out of the total of 170 members voted on Friday, February 25 to reject the suspension while 63 voted in favour. Earlier, the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) chapter of UTAG also rejected the decision to suspend the strike making it the first member to do so. The University of Professional Studies Accra (UPSA) branch of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has rejected the decision by the National Executive Committee (NEC) to suspend the strike.
At an emergency meeting, the National Executive Council of UTAG decided to suspend its strike action pending voting by its membership as to whether they accept the decision or not. Seven 7 Branches of Public Universities under the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) have so far rejected the decision of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Association to call off its nationwide strike action.
Richard Ofori, the President of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) in Ternopil City, claimed that roughly 250 Ghanaian students in the region should be securely transferred by Tuesday. He made these remarks in response to Russia’s current war on Ukraine. Ghanaian students in the region have written home calls for them to be evacuated as a result of this event. In response, the government has advised them to seek safe havens while it tries to assure their safety in the country. The Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement that it is doing all possible to ensure Ghanaians’ safety. The Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement that it is doing all possible to ensure Ghanaians’ safety.
Lecturers at KNUST on Friday the 25th February 2022 voted against the suspension of industrial action by the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG). In anticipation of a favorable outcome, the University authority announced the resumption of academic activities on Thursday. But the lecture halls have remained empty to the disappointment of students. The University’s Public Relations Officer, Dr. Norris Bekoe, encouraged the students to have hope.
Justin Pwavra Teriwajah, Private Legal Practitioner made mentioned that Sections 207 and 208 of the Criminal Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29), should not be misconstrued as the creeping back into the country’s jurisprudence, by the repealed Criminal Libel Law. According to him, Sections 207 and 208, and the criminal libel law are very much different in terms of purpose and application.