No ECG staff will be laid off in 20 years – Energy Minister

Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko has assured workers of the Electricity Company of Ghana their jobs are secure under the 20-year concessional agreement. He said government has renegotiated an earlier provision that barred any new managers from laying off workers only within the first five years of the implementation of the agreement. Government has now secured an agreement with the concessionaires […]

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Recall 51 sacked Prempeh students – GES

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has directed the headmaster of Prempeh College in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region to reverse his decision to sack 51 first-year students. The headmaster, Samuel Fordjour, sacked the students for consistently failing in their various courses of study. Some other 112 students are also to re-write their exams to assess their chances of remaining in […]

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Akufo-Addo not interested in pursuing Appiah Stadium – Hamid

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is not interested in pursuing political activist and sympathizer of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Frank Kwaku Appiah [Appiah Stadium], over the latter’s alleged claim that the President is a ‘Wee’ smoker, Information Minister Mustapha Hamid has stated. The comment comes on the back of the arrest and subsequent release of the NDC serial caller […]

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Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive for first time next year

Women will be allowed to drive for the first time next summer in Saudi Arabia, the ultra-conservative kingdom announced Tuesday, marking a significant expansion of women’s rights in the only the country that barred them from getting behind the wheel. While women in other Muslim countries drove freely, the kingdom’s blanket ban attracted negative publicity for years. Neither Islamic law […]

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NCA’s equipment standardization policy generates interest at ITU Telecom World

The Type Approval Program of the National Communication Authority (NCA) is generating some interest among foreign entities attending this year’s ITU Telecom World Conference. The Policy will allow for accreditation to test electronic equipment abroad before they are shipped to Ghana. At least two South Korean-based laboratories made enquiries about testing for Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) receivers earmarked to be […]

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NDPC Commissioners resign to make way for ‘New King, New Law’

At least 23 out of the 24 Commissioners at the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) have abdicated their position with immediate effect. The announcement was made by the Chairman of the Commission, Professor Kwesi Botchwey when he submitted Ghana’s 40-Year National Development Plan to the President at the State Banquet Hall in Accra Tuesday. He told President Nana Addo Dankwa […]

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