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I Will Create Over 100,000 New Jobs For The Youth If Elected

POLITICS I Will Create Over 100,000 New Jobs For The Youth If Elected Ethel Aug 9, 2020 02:45 0 The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress, John Mahama has promised that his government will create over 100,000 new jobs for young people through a new tree planting initiative if he is elected at the December 2020 polls. He said the move forms part of the NDC’s agenda to create over one million jobs within the first four years in office if given the nod. According to the former president, there are various funds for afforestation available that an NDC government will tap into to create the jobs for Ghana’s youth. Speaking about the party’s policy plans ahead of the December elections on Weozor TV, Mahama said his government will inject over $100 million into the program if given the nod. “We are going to come with a new initiative in forestry, tree growing and it is going to be in every district of this country. We are going to employ young people to be involved in ..

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Two People Shot By Armed Robbers At Ahinkro Near Offinso

NEWS Two People Shot By Armed Robbers At Ahinkro Near Offinso Amanda Aug 9, 2020 11:07 0 Two people have been shot by armed robbers after a vehicle they were travelling in from Techiman to Kumasi was ambushed. The incident which occured at Ahinkro near Offinso in the Ashanti region saw one person shot in the stomach while the other in the leg.The victims were rushed to the hospital by some police personnel who arrived at the scene. According to a reports, that was the second attack on vehicles by armed robbers within two hours along the Kumasi Techiman road. The earlier attack he reported occurred at Tanoso near Techiman. However, many drivers got the clue and made a U turn to a nearby town.The driver of the vehicle said he saw about five robbers during the attack. According to him, while one stood in the middle of the road to stop vehicles, two others stood at each side of the road. He stated that he had tried to run past them but the robbers starting shooting at his ve..

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Floods, Landslides Kill Dozens, Displace Thousands In South Korea

WORLD Floods, Landslides Kill Dozens, Displace Thousands In South Korea Tish Aug 9, 2020 08:12 0 South Korea's safety ministry said the Seoul area and the southern region are expected to receive more heavy rain in the coming days At least 30 people have died, and 12 remain missing after 46 days of heavy rains in South Korea, with the country's longest monsoon in seven years causing more flooding, landslides and evacuations on Sunday. Close to 6,000 people had also been evacuated as of Sunday, according to the country's Yonhap news agency, as rains battered the southern part of the Korean Peninsula. Yonhap also quoted the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters as saying that at least eight people have been injured in the disaster. The death toll did not include the casualties from three capsized vessels at Uiam Dam in A resident waiting to be rescued from a market flooded by heavy rain in the southeastern county of Hadong Chuncheon, 85 ki..

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Eleven Including Children Killed In Czech Apartment Building Fire, Suspect Arrested

WORLD Eleven Including Children Killed In Czech Apartment Building Fire, Suspect Arrested Tish Aug 8, 2020 11:13 0 People look on as firefighters work at the scene where a fire broke out in an apartment block in Bohumin, eastern Czech Republic A fire at a high-rise apartment block in the Czech Republic killed 11 people, including three children and five other people who jumped to their deaths, police and firefighters said. The fire on Saturday occurred in a 13 storey concrete block of flats in the city of Bohumin on the Czech Polish border, some 300km (190 miles) east of the capital, Prague. Police said the fire was started deliberately in the building that belongs to the Bohumin Town Hall. "We have detained one person ... I think we are good when it comes to the culprit," Tomas Kuzel, police chief in the northeastern Czech region, told the public Czech Television. Lukas Popp, a spokesman for local firefighters, said the fire broke out in a flat on the 11th floor. "Six..

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Two Dead In Mpatuam After Galamsey Pit Caves In

NEWS Two Dead In Mpatuam After Galamsey Pit Caves In Ethel Aug 8, 2020 08:52 0 Two persons have died at Mpatuam Bontefufuo, a farming community in the Amansie West District after a ‘galamsey’ pit collapsed on them last night. The deceased, Yaw Asiedu, 35, and 54 year-old Osei Kwame were mining in the restricted area when the dugout sand came crashing down. Some colleagues, who rushed to the scene, found the pair buried underground. After several efforts, the bloody body of Mr. Asiedu was retrieved by colleague miners and deposited at the Frimpong Boateng mortuary at Toase. Mpatuam is a community noted for illegal mining and despite several calls to stop the act, the menace continues.

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I Will Not Abolish Free SHS If elected – Mahama

POLITICS I Will Not Abolish Free SHS If elected - Mahama Janice Aug 8, 2020 05:21 0 Flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress John Dramani Mahama has debunked claims he will abolish the free Senior High School programme being implemented by the governing New Patriotic Party if he comes to power. The former President explained that he has never been against the policy. He, however, said the current mode of implementation has consistently created problems for both students and their parents. Addressing the King of Dagbon during a courtesy call, Mr. Mahama chastised the government for failing to complete the 200-day schools started by his administration, leading to the double track system currently being implemented under the free SHS programme. “Free Senior High School education has come to stay. If anybody tells you that I, John Dramani Mahama, son of E.A Mahama will abolish Free SHS when I come, tell the person he is a bloody liar. What I am against is th..

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Akufo Addo swears In 6 Justices Of Court Of Appeal

NEWS Akufo Addo swears In 6 Justices Of Court Of Appeal Amanda Aug 8, 2020 08:22 0 The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, on Friday, 7th August 2020, swore into office six Justices of the Court of Appeal, at a ceremony at Jubilee House, the seat of the nation’s presidency. The newly appointed Justices, comprising four men and two women, are Justice George Koomson, Justice Edward Amoako Asante, Justice Novisi Afua Aryene, Justice Eric Baah, Justice Richard Adjei Frimpong and Justice Cynthia Pamela Akotoaa Addo. At the ceremony, President Akufo-Addo stated that the new Justices are eminently fit and qualified for the position of Justice of the Court of Appeal, and have the impartiality of mind and independence of spirit to hold this high office. With the Constitution affirming final judicial power in the State, the President explained that the Judiciary has exclusive jurisdiction in all matters of the breach of the law, civil and criminal, including matters relating to..

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Guinea’s President Alpha Conde To Run For Third Term

WORLD Guinea's President Alpha Conde To Run For Third Term Tish Aug 7, 2020 08:36 0 Conde, a longtime opposition leader, came to power in a 2010 vote that raised hopes for democratic progress in Guinea after decades of authoritarian rule Guinea's governing party nominated President Alpha Conde to stand for a third term, taking advantage of a new constitution to circumvent a two-term limit on presidential mandates. Conde, 82, stopped short of formally accepting the nomination in a speech on Thursday. Talk of his running again has sparked widespread protests that have killed at least 30 people over the past year. "Today you have all spoken, allies, parties and others - I take note," Conde told party members. He did not say when he would formally respond to the nomination. Conde, a longtime opposition leader, came to power in a 2010 vote that raised hopes for democratic progress in Guinea after decades of authoritarian rule. He was re-elected in 2015. But his eff..

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Bright SHS Proprietor Arrested By Police In Kukurantumi

NEWS Bright SHS Proprietor Arrested By Police In Kukurantumi Janice Aug 7, 2020 12:34 0 The Proprietor of Bright Senior High School in Akyem Kukurantumi has been arrested. He was arrested Friday Morning by CID officials from the Eastern Regional Police Headquarters accompanied by the Akyem Tafo District Police Commander. None of the students has, however, been arrested. Meanwhile, a woman from the Ghana Education Service identified as Mama Adwoa who was slapped and her phone smashed by the rioting students had her phone replaced by the school authority. The Headmaster of Bright SHS on Thursday incited students numbering about 1000 to attack WAEC external invigilators for not compromising for his students to cheat. Three (3) WAEC Officials were injured. The Swift intervention by Armed Police Personnel from Akyem Tafo and Some BNI officials helped restore calm Thursday Morning. The rampaging students also attacked a Journalist with Daily Graphic Emmanuel Damalie Pacome who ..

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Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara To Run For Third Term

WORLD Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara To Run For Third Term Tish Aug 7, 2020 09:40 0 Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has said he would seek re election in October, formally accepting the governing party's nomination to be its candidate and defying opponents who say the constitution forbids a third term. Ouattara, who has governed since 2011, said in March he would not run again. But his preferred successor, then Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, died in July, leading the party to ask Ouattara to reconsider. The election is seen as the greatest test yet of the tenuous stability achieved since a brief civil war in 2010 and 2011 killed about 3,000 people following Ouattara's first election win. "I have decided to respond favourably to the call of my fellow citizens," Ouattara said in a televised speech on Thursday. "Given my previous promise, this decision represents a real sacrifice for me." FPI is the party of Ivory Coast's former presiden..

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