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The Chairman of the Education Committee of Parliament and MP for Akim Oda William Agyapong Quaitoo has accused the Auditor-General of playing political mischief with his auditing of the GETfund secretariat. According to him, the public officials whose scholarships have angered the nation deserved financial assistance they got from the secretariat.

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The International Movement of Catholic Students (IMCS) Pax Romana has organized a two-day skills training workshop for its members at the just ended Zonal Ladies Summit (ZLS) at Akatsi in the Volta Region.

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The Chief of Odaho, Nana Agyei Kumi II, has rubbished claims he is backing Heritage Imperial Company, a small-scale mining firm, to undertake gold prospecting in the Apramprama forest reserve in the Amansie South District of the Ashanti Region.

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Energy analyst and Chief Executive Officer of African Energy Consortium Limited, Kwame Jantuah, says the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was engaging in propaganda when he stated that his government had completely eradicated power outages popularly known as dumsor.

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Angry customers of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) in Ashanti regional capital Kumasi are demanding a timetable for power rationing that has been ongoing in the region for some weeks. Residents in communities in the region continue to complain about unannounced power cuts which last between 6 and 8 hours daily.

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The Auditor-General intends to surcharge persons involved in scholarship awards and also disallow expenditure items of the GETFund Secretariat, in accordance with Article 187(7) (b) of its mandate. This follows recommendations by the Auditor-General after faulting the GETFund for not being fair in the award of scholarships to those in need.

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The Ghana Catholic Bishops rsquo; Conference (GCBC) has called on the Electoral Commission (EC) to remain an unbiased umpire in order to restore confidence in the electoral system. ldquo;It should not be the case of lsquo;he who pays the piper calls the tune, this was contained in a 2020 Lenten Pastoral Letter signed by its President, Most Rev.

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Member of Parliament for Bia East Constituency in the Western Region, Richard Acheampong has chided the Akufo-Addo government over what he describes as the ldquo;wicked rdquo; manner it is treating cocoa farmers.

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Mike Oquaye Jnr, a parliamentary aspirant of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Dome Kwabenya Constituency, has expressed confidence in unseating the incumbent Sarah Adwoa Safo. Mr Oquaye said when he wins the primaries, he hopes Ms Safo will plaster his pictures on her gate as a sign of support for him during the campaign in the lead-up to the December polls.

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The boss of the Institute for Energy Security (IES), Paa Kwasi Anamua Sakyi, has been enstooled as the chief of Ekumfi Abor, and also the Ankobeahene of the Ekumfi Traditional Area in the Central Region on Thursday, 27 February.

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The Minister of State in charge of Public Procurement, Sarah Adwoa Safo, has said agreed receiving a Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) scholarship for a training programme at Harvard Kennedy School. She however not happy with the ldquo;tone rdquo; of media publications on the matter, which she says, ldquo;smacks of an attempt to smear rdquo; her reputation as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Dome Kwabenya.

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President Akufo-Addo says it did not mean his government has turned the country into paradise in three years when he said he has laid the foundation to rapidly push Ghana forward. Nana Akufo-Addo said the economy was in a bad state when he took over power in January 7, 2017.

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The Paramount Chief of the Nyagbo Traditional Area, Torgbui Ashui Nyagasi V (known in judicial circles as Justice Clemence Honyenuga), the judge sitting on the case between the state, on the one hand; and the former CEO of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Dr Stephen Opuni and businessman Seidu Agongo, has told President Nana Akufo-Addo that his government rsquo;s Free Senior High School policy is unparalleled.

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A notorious armed robber, Mohammed Buzu aged 29 has been arrested from his hideout at Kwame Nkrumah circle by the Accra Regional CID officers. Buzu has been arrested in connection with breaking into the residence of the IMF Country Director, stealing from the residence of the Ambassador of Kuwait to Ghana and also from the residence of a Lebanese businessman in Ghana.

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The Member of Parliament for North Tongu constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa is pushing for the establishment of a code of conduct barring all legislators, Ministers and other high-ranking officials of state from directly benefiting from GETFund scholarships intended for the gifted but needy.

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President Akufo-Addo is confident of winning the 2020 presidential election. He says the many achievements recorded in the last three years gives him an upper hand over other contenders in the election.

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The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) says its 2020 election campaign will be based on the ldquo;superior records rdquo; of former president John Mahama as well as his integrity and sincerity as a corruption fighter.

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The Communications Officer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi has commended the Minority in Parliament for boycotting President Akufo-Addo rsquo;s 2020 State of the Nation address last week. He said the boycott was a demonstration of patriotism and commitment to the fight against injustice and impunity in the country.

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The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) says the intended strike action by its members can only be called off if government and the Health Ministry play their part in meeting their demands before the given deadline.

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The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA), Awal Mohammed says Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia was really a problem for the NDC to handle in the 2016 election hence the NDC must find someone to match him in relation to economic analysis ahead of the 2020 elections.

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The Automobile Dealers Union Ghana (ADUG), which earlier threatened to demonstrate against a possible ban on the importation of some categories of salvaged and second-hand vehicles into the country, has called off their action.

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The Dean of the School of Business at the University of Cape Coast, Prof. John Gatsi has rejected claims that he was not supposed to have been given government support through the Ghana Education Trust Fund for an academic scholarship.

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The Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has described as embarrassing and greed beneficiaries of Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) scholarship being his fellow legislators instead of needy but brilliant students.

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Ghana and the Kingdom of Norway have pledged to deepen the ties of co-operation that exist between the two countries, following the holding of bilateral talks between President Akufo-Addo and Prime Minister Erna Solberg on Monday.

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The organizing committee for the Greater Accra Maulid has expressed its readiness for the annual Greater Accra Maulid (celebration of the Holy Prophet) slated for February 29, 2020 to be held at Shukura a, a suburb of Accra.

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