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Rawlings calls for decent politicking on airwaves

Ghana’s former President, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings has asked traditional leaders to use festivals and durbars to appeal to followers of the various political parties to desist from using abusive or provocative language especially as we near the elections on November 7. In separate meetings with two traditional leaders: Odeneho Dr. Affram Brempong III, Omanhene of Suma Ahenkro and ...

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Mahama delivering only poverty – CPP

The Mahama administration is delivering nothing but poverty to the people of Ghana, the Convention People’s Party (CPP) has said. “I think that all nations aspire to prosperity. All people aspire to prosperity. The people of Ghana want prosperity. Unfortunately, we have in Ghana a government whose policy now only delivers poverty,” CPP’s General Secretary Nii Armah Akomfrah told Class91.3fm’s ...

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Gov’t chases two for stealing GHC500m from hospital

The Ghana Health Service is chasing two hospital officials who allegedly diverted over GHC500 million meant to buy drugs and logistics into their personal accounts. The two Asilenudzi Hayford and Francis Dagbale are reported to have altered 96 signed cheques by changing the original figures. This was revealed by the Minister of Health, Alex Segbefia, at the Public Accounts Committee ...

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We won’t ‘steal’ your credits again – ECG

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) says it is taking measures to ensure that wrongful deductions are permanently curtailed. In December 2015, PURC announced an increase in utility tariffs, with a 59.2 percent increase for electricity and 67.2 percent for water. Some Ghanaians have since been complaining that they have been paying unreasonably more for especially, electricity tariffs, than they ...

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Angry TEWU officials walk out of Fair Wages meeting

Leaders of the Teacher and Educational Workers Union (TEWU) walked out of a meeting with the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission furious, as another attempt to address their salary concerns broke down. TEWU declared an indefinite strike few days ago, demanding that the disparities in the salaries of junior and senior staff of public universities be addressed. The National Labour ...

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Gov’t can’t yield to Organised Labour’s demands – Haruna Iddrisu

Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Haruna Iddrisu, has stated that despite the obvious political benefits government stands to gain from yielding to the demands of Labour would bring, it would not be economically feasible. Wednesday’s demonstration by Organised Labour saw thousands of workers pour onto the street to chastise government for the recent increases in tariffs and taxes. They ...

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UN post speaks volumes about my leadership – Mahama

Ghana’s president John Dramani Mahama has said he is “humbled” by a UN appointment to co-chair a session on Sustainable Development Goals. Mahama is co-chairing together with the Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway. According to him, the appointment “speaks volumes about Ghana’s leadership on the path of sustainable development.” “My appointment as Co-Chair of this select UN group also ...

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Gitmo saga: Stop insulting Christian leaders – Ace

OccupyGhana member, Ace Ankomah, has condemned the raining of insults on Christian leaders who recently came out to demand that two ex-detainees from Guantanamo Bay, who were transferred to Ghana for a two-year stay, be sent back. Mr Ankomah said the Christian leaders are Ghanaians just like anybody, and, so, have every right to speak about issues that affect every ...

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Additional electricity charges meant for dev’t – ECG

The Electricity Company of Ghana has explained that additional charges on electricity tariffs are meant for developmental projects. Starrfmonline.com on Thursday revealed that power consumers are being charged 69% in electricity tariff instead of the 59.2% recent upward adjustment announced by the Public Utilities and Regulatory Commission (PURC). A letter in the possession of Starrfmonline.com states that apart from the ...

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Labour suspends planned strike

Organised Labour has suspended its road map of industrial actions after staging a nationwide demonstration on Wednesday January 20. This is to provide ample time for government to find an amicable solution to demands by Organised Labour for a reduction in utility tariffs, taxes and fuel prices. This decision was arrived at after three meetings with government ended inconclusively. After ...

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