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GH Media School held its 2020 Matriculation Ceremony for the 2020 batch of newcomers on Friday, February 21, 2020. The freshers have been admitted to pursue various academic programmes in the institution.

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Former deputy Power Minister under the erstwhile Mahama administration, John Abdulai Jinapor has accused the government of plunging the country back to the energy crisis Dumsor. This comes in the wake of intermittent power outages without prior notice in some parts of the country for a couple of days now.

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Algiers/Brazzaville, 25 February 2020 - The Ministry of Health, Population and Hospital Reform of Algeria has reported the country rsquo;s first case of COVID-19. Health authorities report that tests indicate that an Italian adult, who arrived in the country on 17 February 2020 has tested positive for coronavirus disease.

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Information reaching this portal indicates that the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) is likely to hold its parliamentary primaries for constituencies in which it has sitting MPs on April 11. The party had actually scheduled the primaries for April 25 and it is at this point unclear why the likely change of date.

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MANAGEMENT OF the Local Government Service (LGS) has signed the 2020 Performance Contract with regional ministers. At a ceremony held at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Accra last Friday, all 16 Regional Ministers and their respective Regional Coordinating Directors (RCDs) across the country put pen to paper to sign the contract.

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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Volta Regional Secretariat has condemned the Paramount Chief of the Nyagbo Traditional Area, who doubles as an Appeals Court Judge, Justice Clement Jackson Honyenuga for endorsing the candidature of President Akufo-Addo.

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The SRC President of the University of Professional Studies (UPSA) Mwin Zumah has been suspended for allegedly embezzling funds. In an independent audit report, Mwin Zumah is said to have spent GHS25,000 on project work training seminar for final year students in the first semester 2019/2020 academic year.

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The Ministry of Information as part of the implementation of the Right to Information (RTI) Act (ACT 989), has begun sensitisation exercises on the Act for the management and staff of the various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).

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The Ashanti Region Police has charged 16 persons in connection with Tuesday 39;s clash between some butchers at the Kumasi abattoir. The 16 persons who have been charged with disturbing public peace at a public place are leaders of two factions who are battling over the position of the chief butcher after the demise of the substantive one.

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Former National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary aspirant for Nkwanta South, Richard Manuribe has chided the Minister of communications and Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful for her comments which suggested Ghana belongs to a selected few.

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Mr Daniel Nii Kwartei Titus-Glover, Member of Parliament for Tema East, has said the Minority in Parliament should not be paid their February salary for boycotting President Akufo-Addo 39;s State of the Nation Address on Thursday 20 February 2020, and subsequently the SoNA debate.

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The ongoing issues relating to the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) are becoming more interesting, with the name of a former deputy Minister of Education, Mr. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, popping up. He is reported as having signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lovely Professional University (LPU) on behalf of the GETFund in 2016.

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The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Chairman for Agona West constituency, Mr Joseph Afankwah has been suspended by the party 39;s Central Regional executives. His suspension follows allegations that he recorded the controversial viral video in which some persons including the Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Prof Frimpong Boateng and Mr Horace Ekow Ewusi, the party 39;s deputy regional chairman are supposedly discussing galamsey operations and the allocation of .

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The Special Prosecutor, Mr Martin Amidu has declined to investigate the missing excavators issue and the alleged thievery and corruption in the fight against illegal mining (galamsey) in Ghana. According to Mr Amidu, the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) of the Ghana Police Service had already commenced investigations into the matters.

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Former government officials under whose watch the Airbus scandal occurred in the interest of probity and accountability must present themselves for questioning instead of remaining silent or indifferent to the scandal. Mr.

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The Agricultural Development Bank has presented an amount of Gh cent; 536,000 to the 2019 Best Farmer, Charles Gyamfi. Managing Director of ADB, John Kofi Mensah, stated that the bank has received the utilization plan for the money from Mr.

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The Deputy Minister of Agriculture Kennedy Nyarko Osei has given the Auditor-General Daniel Yaw Domelevo a 24-hour ultimatum to retract and apologise to him for including his name in the list GETfund beneficiaries.

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The Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu has condemned persons he says are attacking the Auditor General, Daniel Yaw Domelevo over his professional work. The Auditor-General has been the subject of verbal attack since an audit report into the operation of the GETFund became public, with some persons mentioned in the report accusing the Auditor -General of being malicious and targeting them.

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Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has defended President Akufo-Addo rsquo;s administration rsquo;s decision to invest a whopping Gh cent;16 billion into the banking sector clean up. In a motion to thank President Akufo-Addo for his State of the Nation Address (SONA) delivered in Parliament on Thursday, February 20, 2020, Mr.

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Teachers in Old Akrade Basic School in the Eastern Region are forced to contribute monies from their own pocket to feed some of their pupils who are not able to pay a daily feeding fee of Gh cent;1.00.

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The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has expressed sharp disagreement with President Akufo-Addo rsquo;s claim that his Government has made huge strides in fighting corruption and strengthening the legal framework and accountability institutions.

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iWatch Africa, a non-profit organization, has launched a digital rights initiative in Accra to curb online harassment experienced by human rights activists and journalists in Ghana. iWatch Africa in collaboration with the Commission on Human Rights Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) and the police will monitor and prosecute individuals who use various online platforms to trample on the fundamental human rights of the targeted group.

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The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) says there is widespread feeling of economic hardship in the country. This is contrary to claims by President Nana Akufo-Addo that his Government has restored Ghana rsquo;s economy to growth and stability.

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Police in Dansoman, led by the Divisional Police Commander, ACP Isaac Asante, have seized 105 motorcycles suspected to be used for several criminal activities. This happened after the Division, on the morning of Sunday, February 23, embarked on an operation to clamp down on the use of motorcycles for criminal activities within the area.

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Joint Parliamentary Select Committees on Works and Housing, Water Sanitation, and Environment on Monday paid a familiarisation visit to the completed Kumasi Compost And Recycling Plant (KCARP) in Kumasi in the Ashanti region.

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