PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO, 7 OTHERS HOLD TALKS WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP (PHOTOS)

PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO, 7 OTHERS HOLD TALKS WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP (PHOTOS). The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, together with eight other African Heads of State, on Wednesday, 20th September, 2017, at the side-lines of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, held talks with the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, on US-African relations. The 8 Heads of State present at the meeting were President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria, President Alasanne Ouattara of Côte d’Ivoire, President Jacob Zuma of South Africa, President Macky Sall of Senegal, President Alpha Conde of Guinea, who is also Chairperson of the African Union, President Yoweri Museveni of

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CLAIM THAT NKRUMAH IS SOLE FOUNDER OF GHANA UNACCEPTABLE – DR AIDOO

CLAIM THAT NKRUMAH IS SOLE FOUNDER OF GHANA UNACCEPTABLE – DR AIDOO. Senior research fellow at the Institute of African Studies, Dr Kojo Opoku Aiddo, says Ghana’s past achievements and ongoing development cannot be attributed to any singular person or group. He notes that one of the best ways to resolve the ongoing debate about Dr Kwame Nkrumah’s status as the founder of Ghana is to acknowledge that the country’s liberation efforts from the pre-colonial era to independence resulted from a myriad of collaborative efforts. “The project to liberate Ghana from colonial rule started and was contributed to by many, many people; so many years even before Nkrumah arrived in

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UK SUSPENDS AID FOR MYANMAR MILITARY

UK SUSPENDS AID FOR MYANMAR MILITARY. Violence in the Rakhine state has seen more than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims flee to neighbouring Bangladesh. The Ministry of Defence said it had suspended £300,000 of funding until the current situation was resolved. The UN’s human rights chief has said the violence “seems [like] a textbook example of ethnic cleansing”. The £300,000-a-year was used to fund educational courses for the country’s military. But an MoD spokesperson said: “In the light of the ongoing violence… and our deep concern about the human rights abuses that are taking place, we have decided to suspend the educational courses provided to the Burmese military until there is an

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PAPERLESS PORT RECORDS GHc 69m IN A SINGLE DAY – IMANI BOS EXTOLS GOV’T

PAPERLESS PORT RECORDS GHc 69m IN A SINGLE DAY – IMANI BOS EXTOLS GOV’T. The President of IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe has claimed that an initial assessment of the implementation of the paperless system at the country’s ports has shown a “record” revenue collection improvement in just a single day. According to him, revenue at the port increased to GHc69 million in just a day – a figure he said is impressive after the implementation of the system. The policy Think-tank boss who could not hide his joy took to his Facebook page to share that indeed “Ghana’s Paperless System is working”. He however heaped praise on President Nana Addo

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FREE SHS POLICY; GHANA HAS DONE IT AGAIN BUT NEED TO IMPROVE ON IT

FREE SHS POLICY; GHANA HAS DONE IT AGAIN BUT NEED TO IMPROVE ON IT. With the launch of the Free Senior High School policy by the government, Ghana seems to be pursuing a cause mooted since independence of Ghana, to improve on our country’s education. But since 1957 it has not been fully implemented till now. The program began in September will take off to a large extent the financial burden of parents on the education of their children. Farmers and workers in the low ebb as well as wealthy people would be able to send their children to school with very little problems. It is a universally accepted requirement

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THESE PHOTOS OF NANA ADDO WITH THE FIRST GHANA ID CARD WILL MAKE YOU BELIEVE IN GHANA AGAIN

THESE PHOTOS OF NANA ADDO WITH THE FIRST GHANA ID CARD WILL MAKE YOU BELIEVE IN GHANA AGAIN. Some few days ago, the Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia in a press conference mentioned that, the National Identification System will take effect in November but in the interim, it will be launched in September and the president will be the first person to have his ID to signify the way forward on 15th September 2017, which is today. True to his words, President Nana Addo had his ID card and he took to his Facebook page to express his profound gratitude to the team behind the rollout.                

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NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION AUTHORITY UNVEILS NEW ID CARD, READIES FOR MASSIVE REGISTRATION

NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION AUTHORITY UNVEILS NEW ID CARD, READIES FOR MASSIVE REGISTRATION. The National Identification Authority has outdoored a new national identification card, with the promise to launch its massive registration exercise in the coming days. At a news briefing in Accra Wednesday, NIA Executive Director, Professor Ken Agyemang Attefuah said the Authority is prepared to embark the exercise projected to formalise Ghana’s economy. “The National Identification Authority is ready to provide Ghanaians with a modern robust national identification system and a smart ID card that will meet the modern aspirations of the people of Ghana and carry us into the future,” he said. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is expected

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2 HEADMASTERS SACKED, 9 INTERDICTED OVER FREE SHS EXTORTION

2 HEADMASTERS SACKED, 9 INTERDICTED OVER FREE SHS EXTORTION. Two headmasters have been sacked after charging unapproved fees following government roll out of free Senior  High School policy. Headmaster of  Pentecost SHS in the Eastern region Mr. Wisdom Blazu and Assistant headmaster of Daffour Senior High School Rev S.P Eleworkor were relieved of their posts by the Ghana Education Service. The Daffour headmaster S.C.K Agbeke is to be reprimanded for “poor supervision”. A total of nine others were interdicted, Director General of the Ghana Education Service, Professor Kwasi Opoku Amankwaah announced at a press conference Thursday. The sanctions came after investigations into allegations of extortion against 19 school heads. The interdicted heads include: Headmistress of

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VIDEO: GOV’T TO INTRODUCE DIGITAL ID CARDS & ADDRESS SYSTEMS – DR. BAWUMIA

VIDEO: GOV’T TO INTRODUCE DIGITAL ID CARDS & ADDRESS SYSTEMS – DR. BAWUMIA. Ghana will soon go digital on a large scale, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has indicated. H.E Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia disclosed that the government will in a weeks’ time introduce a digital National ID card and digital address system to resolve challenges with productivity of the economy. He was speaking at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva, Switzerland. According to him, Ghana is “embarking majorly because today is a knowledge economy and it’s an ICT dominated economy. And for developing countries, you cannot really see this enhancement of productivity if you ignore

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PHOTO: PUPILS MOB SAMIRA

PHOTO: PUPILS MOB SAMIRA. Second Lady Samira Bawumia was given a rousing welcome to Ashaiman when she visited some schools to encourage fresh pupils on their first day at school. On arrival in Tema, she paid a courtesy call on the Metropolitan Chief Executive, Nii Anang-La, who accompanied her on the visit together with the Metro Director of Education, Margaret Frimpong and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tema Central, Kofi Brako. Her first port of call was the Rammaniya Islamic Primary School at Tema Community 12 where she was met on arrival by the headmistress, Zuweira Abubakar. Interacting with the pupils, Mrs Bawumia emphasized the need for the children

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PAPERLESS: PORT REVENUE SHOOTS FROM GHC130m TO GHC230m

PAPERLESS: PORT REVENUE SHOOTS FROM GHC130m TO GHC230m. Revenue collection at the ports in the first week of September has shot up to GHC230 million compared to the GHC130 million which was raised same time last year, Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has revealed. He said the development is as a result of the paperless system which has been introduced at the ports. “On September 1, we launched the paperless [system], but of course not without attempts to actually derail the process, because it’s hurting a lot of people who were making free money and people who used to take two weeks to clear a container after one day of delay

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