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The Ghana Education Service (GES) is shocked that the three teacher unions are embarking on a strike on Monday over supposed delays in the payment of their arrears. According to GES, the industrial action declared by the teachers is illegal and lsquo;grossly an abuse of principle of good faith and good working relations rdquo;.

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Love triangles, incest and unrequited love. When it comes to relationships, the penguins at two most leading aquariums in Japan offer more drama and scandal than a TV soap opera. Such is the intrigue surrounding the sex lives of these black and white birds that, for the second year running, Kyoto Aquarium and Tokyo 39;s Sumida Aquarium, have released a chart detailing the tangled love lines among them.

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It has been reported that Bole District Electoral Commission (EC) Officer, Alhassan Yussif Ayuba, and his driver Basiru Kojo have died in a road accident at Kusawgu. According to Nkilgi FM, a radio station in Bole, they were traveling from Tamale after heading there to pick up electoral materials for the upcoming district level elections.

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The Education Minister, Matthew Opoku-Prempeh has said prudent measures implemented has reaped a massive outcome by reducing the rate of absenteeism among teachers from 30% to 9%. He said the strengthening of the National Inspectorate Board had led to a reduction in teacher absenteeism.

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The Paramount Chief of Effiduase, Nana Adu Ameyaw II has accused the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Effiduase-Asokore, Mary Boatemaa Marfo of stifling development and progress in the area. http://cdn.modernghana.com/images/content/126201973603-wcsevihuto-dce-stifling-development-in-effiduaseasokore-omanhene-5.jpeg Nana Adu Ameyaw II said Madam Mary Boatemaa is unperturbed about happenings in the District as far as development is concerned.

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The Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin and the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Authority have accepted an apology from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for comments made against the overlord and the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Authority by its Ashanti Regional Secretary, Kwame Zu, in September.

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A latest Afrobarometer survey has found that neither the governing NPP nor the biggest opposition party, the NDC would secure a first-round victory should elections be held today. This means Presidential candidates of both parties -- John Mahama for the NDC and most likely, President Nana Akufo-Addo for the NPP -- would amass just 50 per cent or less votes.

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Member of Parliament for Ablekuma South, Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije, on Thursday got engaged to one Cynthia Amerley Ayiku, seven years after he lost his wife. The ceremony reportedly took place at Mamprobi, a suburb of Accra.

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Mr Justice Anin Yeboah, a Justice of the Supreme Court, is tipped to become the next Chief Justice. Barring any last-minute changes, Justice Yeboah is expected to be named as the President's nominee to replace the Chief Justice, Justice Sophia Abena Boafoa Akuffo, who retires on December 20, 2019.

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The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) has held its eighth graduation ceremony for students in the 2019 class of the Master of Arts in Conflict, Peace and Security, Master of Arts in Gender, Peace and Security, Executive Master of Arts in Conflict, Peace and Security, and the Weekend Master of Arts in Conflict, Peace and Security.

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Prisons officers at a stakeholder engagement organised recently urged the Electoral Commission to provide adequate logistics to enable them to carry out their monitoring and supervisory roles more effectively towards ensuring free and fair elections.

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The issue regarding improvement of the welfare of teachers in the country has been dominating cabinet meetings in recent times. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is said to be passionate about improving the welfare of teachers who he has described as the backbone of Ghana's education system.

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Findings from a survey conducted by the Center for Democratic Development (CDD) have revealed that vigilante activities are growing at an alarming rate in parts of the country despite the introduction of the Vigilantism and Related Offences Act.

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South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has arrived in the country for a day's state visit. He will meet with President Nana Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House today, Thursday to discuss issues of importance to the two countries and strengthen the bilateral, political and economic relations.

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This week, some telecom operators came under consumer fire for sudden, unannounced, hikes in their data tariffs, prompting parliamentary intervention. At least one of the telcos involved has blamed the incidents on system glitches.

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Access Bank Ghana has held a day's Walkathon across the country to raise awareness about the prevention and treatment of obstetric fistula. The nationwide walk dubbed Fist against Fistula is part of the Bank's campaign to raise funds for the treatment and prevention of Fistula in the country.

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Ghana has joined other countries to commemorate this year's World Antibiotics Awareness week with a call for all to work towards the safe and responsible use of antibiotics. Speaking at the launch of the week-long activities in Accra, Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, said antibiotic resistance was when bacteria was no longer affected by the medicine it was previously susceptible to, making it more difficult to treat than those caused by non-resistant bacteria.

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The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Sekyere Kumawu, in the Ashanti Region, Samuel Agyekum, has announced that they are going to construct a modern hospital for the district. He said Ghana Gas Company has decided to build the hospital as part of its corporate social responsibilities.

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A delegation from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) led by Chairman Samuel Ofosu Ampofo visited the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Area of the Eastern Region to apologize to the Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin on behalf of its Ashanti Regional Secretary Kwame Zu.

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A high-powered delegation from the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has arrived in Kyebi in the Eastern Region to apologise to the Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin and the Akyem AbuakwaTraditional Council on behalf of its Ashanti Regional Secretary.

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The Kwabenya District Police Command has vowed to investigate alleged sexual harassment of a woman by a police officer on patrol duty in Accra after official receipt of a complaint. The alleged victim, Afia (not her real name) is accusing the police officer, Oheneba Adu, of fondling her breasts when her vehicle was stopped for a routine check off the GIMPA-Haatso road on Wednesday.

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Some members of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly 39;s (AMA) City Guard, popularly called Abayee, have been caught in a secret video demanding and taking money from shoppers around the Makola Shopping Mall and Kinbu School, Accra to set them free without taking them through due process.

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Africa is at the crossroads of taking climate action in the midst of an urgency to meet the continent rsquo;s development needs. As the urgency to act on climate change grows, international climate policies and the advent of low-carbon technologies are reducing the demand for, and value of, fossil fuels.

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Parliament has changed its sitting plan today, Thursday to allow members ample time to consider the 2020 budget estimates. More than a week after the budget statement was approved by the House, not a single estimate has been considered due to the late delivery of the sectorial estimates to the House by the Ministry of Finance.

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ADDAPATH WELLNESS, a locally based NGO involved in Healthcare promotion in partnership with Rotary Club, Obuasi has donted Food items to Children living with HIV/AIDS in Obuasi. The donation was made at an event at Tutuka in the Obuasi East District to mark this year 39;s World AIDS Day.

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