LOCAL NEWS 

Gov’t leads international agency to privatise education; teacher unions angry

Four teacher unions have accused government of allowing a public-private partnership into education, a move they think is risky for the country. According to the teacher unions, government must ditch any such decision or risk their massive resistance. The teacher unions made this known to the press in Accra on Tuesday. The unions are the Ghana National Association of Teachers… Read More
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What the hell is going on? – Franklin Cudjoe on cedi depreciation

Founding President of policy think tank, IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe has expressed shock at the perennial sharp depreciation of the Ghana Cedi as against major currencies of other countries, particularly the US dollar. He observed that the Ghana cedi which was 5.35 against a dollar yesterday February 25, 2019, has suddenly reached 5.46 in less than 24hours. The IMANI boss… Read More
POLITICS 

Rawlings tweets Mahama’s visit

Ex-President John Dramani Mahama, elected again to lead the National Democratic Congress as presidential candidate for election 2020, has paid a courtesy call on party founder and former President Jerry John Rawlings. Rawlings tweeted the Monday visit, with an accompanying photograph in which he and Mahama are seen in a handshake. Both men are attired in white shirts over black… Read More
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Ghana’s trade unionist Adu-Amankwah arrested in Zimbabwe

Ghana’s trade unionist Kwasi Adu-Amankwah has been arrested in Zimbabwe awaiting deportation, Zimbabwean media have reported. Mr. Adu-Amankwa, who is secretary general of the African Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa), is currently being held at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport in Harare. It is unclear the basis for his arrest. In a statement, ITUC-Africa said… Read More
LOCAL NEWS 

Sam George’s ‘Azorka boys’ comments dent on vigilantism fight – Nana Akomea

Former Communications Director of governing NPP, says comments by Ningo-Prampram MP, Sam George on political vigilantism at the ongoing Ayawaso West Wuogon Commission of Enquiry draws back the fight against the menace. Nana Akomea claims he was taken aback by the views expressed by Sam George that pro-NDC vigilante groups are in fact not known to the party but are… Read More
LOCAL NEWS 

It’s unfortunate Akufo-Addo didn’t find space to address the issue of the kidnapped girls – MP

Member of Parliament for Krachi West, Helen Ntoso has expressed worry over President Akufo-Addo’s failure to address issues regarding the kidnap of some young women in Takoradi in the Western Region. Speaking on the floor of parliament she said “it is rather unfortunate that the president didn’t find space in in 30-page address in talking about girls who were kidnapped.… Read More
POLITICS 

I’ll turn down offer to be Mahama’s Running mate – Ohene Agyekum

A stalwart of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Daniel Ohene Agyekum has stated categorically that he’ll decline an offer to become a running mate to ex-President Mahama in the 2020 elections. With Mr. Mahama’s resounding victory in the weekend’s Presidential primaries to become the NDC Flagbearer, many political analysts say that the next hurdle the party will have to… Read More