Monthly Archives: March 2015

268,771 Final-year students to write WASSCE

A total of 268,771 final-year senior high school (SHS) student candidates will write this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) from Monday next week. The figure represents an increase of 20,603 candidates over the 2014 figure of 242,162 candidates. The candidates writing the 2015 WASSCE are from 868 public and private second cycle schools. They will be writing ...

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Power Crisis: Ghana owes Nigeria Gas $100m – Bawumia

Running mate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has revealed that the reason behind Ghana’s current power crisis is government’s failure to settle a $100 million debt owed the Nigerian Gas Company. The situation is making it difficult for Nigeria to supply gas to the country as it is supposed to. He made this known when he ...

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Akufo-Addo: I support pro-feminine policy

Flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party, NPP, Nana Akufo-Addo has thrown his weight behind a decision by the National Executive Committee, NEC of the party to allow only females to contest incumbent female Parliamentarians of the party. “I support the decision of the national executives,” Akufo-Addo said at the Central University College where he attended a lecture delivered by his ...

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Cedi’s troubles will end this month – Mona Quartey

The Ministry of Finance has downplayed fears that the cedi’s current woes may deepen in the coming days. The cedi over the past weeks has been struggling to stay afloat against major foreign currencies like the dollar, euro and pound. For weeks the cedi has been depreciating significantly against the dollar, euro and pound and it appears this trend will ...

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Banks cut credit to oil companies

Some banks in the country are reportedly withdrawing lines of credit to the Bulk Oil Distribution Companies (BDCs) following reports that the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has fully paid arrears owed them. The National Petroleum Authority in February declared that it has settled the GH¢ 412 million debt owed the BDCs. But according to the BDCs, the reports have made ...

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Gov’t to cut down checkpoints at the ports

Government is working to reduce the number of state agencies that are engaged in the inspection and examination of cargoes at the ports to about 10 from the current 23, deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Murtala Mohammed, has said. Speaking at a media interaction between executives of the Ship-owners and Agents Association (SOAAG), journalists and other maritime sector actors ...

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Water companies to use solar power – Mahama

President John Mahama has hinted that government is exploring the possibilities of using solar energy to power water production across the country. This, according to him, is because unlike electrical power, solar is not only a cheaper option, but will withstand the current load-shedding exercise which affects water production. President Mahama made these remarks when he paid a visit to ...

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Kufuor arrives in Nigeria Wednesday to monitor elections

The leader of the ECOWAS election monitoring and observation team, former President John Agyekum Kufuor would arrive in Nigeria on Wednesday to oversee the conduct of Saturday’s presidential elections in that country. Mr Kufuor and his team would stay until the end of the elections, monitoring what happens before, during and after the polls. President John Dramani Mahama, who is ...

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Jake angry with Akufo-Addo and NPP

Former National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Jake Otanka Obetsebi Lamptey, is reported to be incensed with the leadership of the NPP, particularly its 2016 flagbearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, over neglect and ill-treatment. The staunch Nana Akufo-Addo devotee, who lost his post to Paul Afoko last year, The aL-hAJJ is reliably informed, is stunned by his sudden neglect ...

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NPP’s new filing fees angers party members

The National Executive Committee of the opposition New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) decision to increase the filing fees for the Parliamentary primaries has touched some nerves within the party. Aspirants seeking to contest the party’s Parliamentary primaries in constituencies with sitting MPs will be required to pay Ghc30,000. Ghc10,000 out of the total amount will cover filing fees while 20,000 cedis ...

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