I Will Not Abolish Free SHS If elected - Mahama
Aug 8, 2020 05:21
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..
Akufo Addo swears In 6 Justices Of Court Of Appeal
Aug 8, 2020 08:22
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..
Guinea's President Alpha Conde To Run For Third Term
Aug 7, 2020 08:36
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..
Bright SHS Proprietor Arrested By Police In Kukurantumi
Aug 7, 2020 12:34
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 ..
Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara To Run For Third Term
Aug 7, 2020 09:40
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..