Gov’t is suffocating over payment of trainee allowances – AFFED

Gov’t is suffocating over payment of trainee allowances – AFFED

The African Foundation for Educational Development (AFFED), a non-governmental organization (NGO) has asked the government to cancel the payment of trainee allowances. According to AFFED, the government is struggling to pay the allowance after accumulating arrears for six months. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in 2017 restored the teacher trainee allowances after his processor, John Dramani Mahama cancelled the arrangement. The restoration took effect from Tuesday September 12 2017 alongside the official launch of the free senior high school (SHS) programme. He said the restoration of the allowances was part of government’s efforts aimed…

Five issues Minority wants captured in a revised 2022 Budget

Five issues Minority wants captured in a revised 2022 Budget

The Minority Caucus has highlighted five issues it wants a revised 2022 budget to address before it gives its support. Parliament on Friday, November 26, 2021, rejected the 2022 budget after members of the Majority Caucus staged a walkout following disagreements over a vote on a last-minute request from Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta to meet leadership of the house on the policy document. Even though the Majority Caucus has asked Ghanaians to disregard the said rejection of the budget, the Minority has insisted that the document has been thrown out and there…

NABCO Trainees to Remain at Post; New Trainees to be Recruited Next Year

NABCO Trainees to Remain at Post; New Trainees to be Recruited Next Year

Beneficiaries of the Nation Builders’ Corps (NABCO) have been asked to remain at their respective post while arrangements are being made to make them permanent government workers. These were captured in a notice to all trainees after a high-level stakeholders meeting led by Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and the Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare. “In line with the exit preparation after your three(3) years on the scheme, all NABCO trainees will remain at post pending permanent arrangements,” the notice to trainees said. “The NABCO Secretariat expects trainees to continue to…

Special Prosecutor summons Juaben MCE nominee over bribery scandal

Special Prosecutor summons Juaben MCE nominee over bribery scandal

The Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng, has invited Alex Sarfo Kantanka, the Municipal Chief Executive nominee for Juaben in the Ashanti Region, for questioning following a viral video of him allegedly demanding a refund of bribes he paid to assembly members for his confirmation. The Special Prosecutor described Mr. Sarfo Kantanka as “a person necessary for the investigations.” He has thus been directed to be at the office of the Special Prosecutor in Accra at 2:30 pm on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, for an interview. “You may be accompanied by counsel of your…

Speaker of Parliament cannot shield MPs from arrest – Kofi Abotsi

Speaker of Parliament cannot shield MPs from arrest – Kofi Abotsi

The Dean of the Law Faculty at the University of Professional Studies, Accra, Prof. Kofi Abosti has described as problematic Parliament’s directive to the General Legal Council to admit the 499 aggrieved law students into the Ghana School of Law. Though Parliament has a role in resolving the matter, Prof. Abotsi said its approach of directly ordering the GLC without engaging the Attorney General is wrong and incomprehensible. “In this instance, Parliament is exercising its mandate of oversight, but the way Parliament is going about it is very problematic in my opinion…

My government’s sustained fight against ‘galamsey’ paying off – Nana Addo

My government’s sustained fight against ‘galamsey’ paying off – Nana Addo

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says recent measures taken by the government to curb the activities of illegal mining also known as ‘galamsey’ is paying off. President Akufo-Addo said water bodies that were destroyed during the peak of the menace are beginning to regain their natural state due to the resuscitated fight. According to him, this is as a result of the hard work his government has put in the fight against the menace. Speaking at the launch of the National Alternative Employment and Livelihood Programme for those affected…

Former MP and Regional Minister, Ama Benyiwa Doe has passed on

Former MP and Regional Minister, Ama Benyiwa Doe has passed on

ormer MP for Gomoa West and Central Regional Minister, Ama Benyiwa Doe, has passed on, a family source has confirmed to Joy News. The vociferous politician served as National Democratic Congress MP from 1992 to 2004. The founding member of the opposition party christened Comfort Saah, died on Sunday morning. In May this year, she commented on the disagreement between the party involving Bernard Allottey Jacobs. The former member of the Council of State during late President Atta Mills’ era said the party’s former Regional Chairman recent rants would not affect…

Bawumia deserves plaudits for digitising Lands Commission – Chairman

Bawumia deserves plaudits for digitising Lands Commission – Chairman

Vice-president Mahamudu Bawumia has been highly commended by the new National Lands Commission Chairman, Mr Alex Quaynor, for his active efforts at ensuring a digitised operational framework is being put in place for the Lands Commission.   The new Chairman for the Commission, in an address at the swearing-in ceremony of a 25-member National Lands Commission board by President Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House on Wednesday, 1 September 2021, also expressed his gratitude to Vice-president Bawumia for his unrelenting efforts that have led to the realisation of the feat and transformation…

Bread shortage hits Tamale as bakers strike

Bread shortage hits Tamale as bakers strike

Bread bakers in the Northern Region are set to begin a sit-down strike from Wednesday, August 25 over the rapid increase in the price of bread flour in recent times. The strike is necessitated by the frequent increases in the price of not only bread flour but also other products used in the baking of bread, according to them Sugar, margarine, and the other vital ingredients as some of the products whose prices in the market have increased were also mentioned. According to them., Flour that was sold for GH¢170…

John Dumelo got his tweeps to drag NDC through the mud for Asking why people still support Arsenal

John Dumelo got his tweeps to drag NDC through the mud for Asking why people still support Arsenal

Ghanaian Actor and Entrepreneur, John Dumelo got social media to drag NDC through the mud for asking why people still support Arsenal After Arsenal lost their second consecutive game of the season against Chelsea; Dumelo took to Twitter to ask why people still support Arsenal. After his tweet, people came in with comments which suggest the same reason he supports the NDC as the reason people still support Arsenal even when they are not performing. Mr. Dumelo contested in the 2020 General elections as the parliamentary elections on the Ticket…