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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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Politicians advised to build separate careers

Individuals, who engage in politics, should strive to create a supplementary career to prevent disappointment in the event that they lose elections, a political and security analyst Irbard Ibrahim has advised. Mr Ibrahim, who has embarked on a peace campaign ahead of the November presidential and parliamentary polls, has outlined that the heartbreak associated with losing elections, when an individual ...

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Stop lying to Ghanaians – Sir John tells Irbard Ibrahim

. Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie affectionately called Sir John is questioning the academic and other criteria used in assigning the security expert label to Irbard Ibrahim. He believes the 2012 graduate of the University of Ghana is only ‘lying to Ghanaians’. “What at all is this guy up to with this security terms he is confusing Ghanaians with? I think he ...

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I’ll assemble a first class gov’t – Akufo-Addo

The presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is promising a first class government if he wins the 2016 elections. Akufo-Addo has assured of a government which will end the spectre of fire outbreaks in Ghana, leading to the loss of lives. “An Akufo-Addo government will ensure that securing our markets, which is the source of ...

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