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Implementation of CP platform pays off- Communications Minister
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Implementation of CP platform pays off- Communications Minister

Communications Minister Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, on Friday told Parliament in Accra that the introduction of the Common Platform (CP) has paid off. She explained that it helped the government to detect GHC ¢470 million of the country’s taxes, which was lost from the period of 2015 to the first quarter of 2017. “Also, an estimated GHC 300 million in taxes  was saved between the first quarter of 2017 to date as a result of the announcement of the implementation on March 8, 2017 and its actual implementation to date,” she added. In response to a question by Mr Sam Nartey George, MP for Prampram, in Parliament, the Minister, who is also the MP for Ablekuma West, said there would have been a loss of of GHC 1.5 billion through to the end of the CP contract, had the CP not been implemented....
Mahama blames government for WASSCE candidates behaviour
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Mahama blames government for WASSCE candidates behaviour

Mr John Mahama, Presidential Nominee of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for this year’s elections has attributed the unruly behaviour of some current West Africa Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) candidates to the decision by the government to buy past questions for them. He said that the WASSCE candidates believed that the past questions bought for them by the government would come during the exams hence their disappointment and the kind of behaviour they put up. Mr Mahama made this point when he called on the Overlord of Dagbon, Ya-Na Mahama Abukari (II) at his palace at Yendi on Friday. Mr Mahama said during his tenure and under his Minister of Education, Professor Jane Nana Opoku-Agyemang, who is his running mate for the elections, “Ghana saw the best WAS...
Hearts part with Joseph Esso and four others
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Hearts part with Joseph Esso and four others

Accra Hearts of Oak have parted ways with striker Joseph Esso after failed negotiations.  The Management of the club has left Esso and four other players after they failed to agree on new deal. A statement from the club said Joseph Esso, Benjamin Agyare, Christopher Bonney, Bernard Arthur, and Abubakar Traore have refused to extend their respective contracts. The statement expressed appreciation to the players for their services and wished them well in their future endeavours.
School Proprietor invited by Police over assault on WAEC Officials and journalists.
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School Proprietor invited by Police over assault on WAEC Officials and journalists.

Mr Bright Amponsah, proprietor of Bright Senior High School at Kukurantumi in the Eastern Region has been invited to report at the Regional Police Headquarters in Koforidua. The Proprietor was invited together with three others and their lawyers over their alleged involvement in the assault of the five persons including the WAEC officials and a Daily Graphic reporter, to assist in the investigation. According to Mr Francis Gomado, Deputy Public Relations Officer of Police, the New Tafo Police received a distress call from WAEC officials at Bright Senior High School on Thursday that teachers of the school together with the students had attacked some invigilators and journalists in the school premises. He said Police proceeded to the school and met the WAEC officials including Mr D...
Christian Council condemns rioting students over ongoing WAEC examinations
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Christian Council condemns rioting students over ongoing WAEC examinations

The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) has condemned the action of some final year students for rioting over the ongoing West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and also insulting President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. The Most Reverend Paul Kwabena Boafo, Chairman of the Council in an interview with the Ghana News Express on Friday condemned the act, saying, “by first, rioting on campus because they alleged the invigilators were too strict, and two, for insulting the President because they are claiming he is behind the difficult examination questions and all that...  must be condemned by all.” Some candidates of this year’s WASSCE are seen in a viral video demonstrating gross indiscipline, including abusing high profile personalities including President Nana Ad...
Voters Register: More than 30,000 challenged over eligibility – EC
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Voters Register: More than 30,000 challenged over eligibility – EC

A total of 30,462 applicants have been challenged over their eligibility to acquire the new Voters’ Identification Card, the Electoral Commission has said, on Friday. This constitutes 0.20 percent of the provisional total number of applicants registered, Dr Bossman Eric Asare, Deputy Chairman in charge of Corporate Services, Electoral Commission (EC), said at the Eighth Edition of the, “Let The Citizen Know” series of the Commission. He said one of the ways to guarantee the credibility of the voters register was the utilisation of the process for challenging eligibility, as enshrined in law. He, therefore, expressed regret that although that process was working well there had been instances where agents of political parties had intentionally abused the process by challenging peop...
Woman, 28 remanded for causing harm to children under her care.
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Woman, 28 remanded for causing harm to children under her care.

-A 28-year-old woman who subjected two children under her care to cruel and inhuman treatment has been remanded into police custody by the Awutu Ofaakor District Court in the Awutu Senya East Municipality. Paulina Appiah unemployed, pleaded guilty to the charge and the Court presided over by Mr. Samuel Kwasi Adjei deferred sentence to Wednesday, August 19.             In an interview with the Ghana News express after the Court sitting, ASP Doris Laryea Aggrey, Kasoa District Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) Commander, said on Wednesday, August 5, at 0830 hours, the Police had a tip-off that Paulina who lives at Essien Nkwanta a suburb of Gomoa Buduburam had locked up two children in the ages of five and three in her room and was beatin...
President commissions Business Resource Centre
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President commissions Business Resource Centre

The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo  said, the commissioning of a Business Resource Centre is to give the private sector a new strength and create opportunities for new jobs in Asuogyaman and its environs. He advised the managers of the centre to take good care of the project to ensure that the right benefits were derived. The President was speaking at the commissioning of a National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) Business Resource Centre at Kotropei-Senchi as part of his three-day working visit to the Eastern Region. The Business Resource Centre in the Asuogyaman District in the Eastern Region for now will serve three other Municipalities and Districts including; Lower Manya, Upper Manya and Yilo Krobo. President Akufo-Addo said all the advanced countries...
Smuggled PFJ fertilizers intercepted
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Smuggled PFJ fertilizers intercepted

The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) and the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority have intercepted 84 bags (25Kg) of smuggled NPK fertilizer meant for the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) programme. The PFJ fertilizers were ceased at Beat Four, an unapproved route at the Hamile Sector Command of the GIS bordering neighbouring Burkina Faso when they attempted smuggling into Burkina Faso on two tricycles (motor king). Mr Ibn Yussif Duranah Abdul-Mumin Seidu, the Upper West Regional Public Affairs Officer (PAO) of the GIS, told the Ghana News express in Wa on Thursday. “The purported owner of the goods (Inusah Adams aka Torries) opted for monetary settlements but the determined officials stood their grounds and chose service to nation over illegality. The base was informed...
All you need to know about Kotoko new CEO Nana Yaw Amponsah
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All you need to know about Kotoko new CEO Nana Yaw Amponsah

Ghana Premier League (GPL) side, Asante Kotoko has outdoored Football Administrator, Nana Yaw Amponsah as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the club at the Sports Hotel in Kumasi on Friday, August 7. After many months of sealed lips, the club has finally unveiled the versatile administrator to lead the club to achieve success at the local and international front. Amponsah, who contested in the 2019 Ghana Football Association (GFA) elections and placed third out of six candidates holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Political Science from the University of Ghana, Legon, and a Master's Degree in Sports Law and Practice from the Leicester DE Monort University, UK. He was also given the opportunity to pursue a Ph.D. in Sports Leadership at Concordia University in the ...
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