Monthly Archives: August 2016

Politicizing education damaging to Ghana – Prof. Yankah

The politicization of the structure of Ghana’s educational system has handicapped secondary education, the Central University President, Professor Kwesi Yankah has lamented. Prof. Yankah holds the view that the short-lived extension of secondary education to four years was a positive step but political expediency ultimately saw a reversion to the three system at the expense of quality education. “I think the statistics show. ...

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Peace-keeping allowance for soldiers up $1

Ghanaian peace-keeping army personnel will now receive a daily allowance of $31, a dollar more than they have been getting.The upward adjustment of the allowance was announced by President John Mahama on Thursday, 11 August, 2016, at a durbar organised by the Ghana Armed Forces after the commander-in-chief commissioned the newly-built Naval Headquarters at Burma camp in Accra in military ...

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South Africa now Africa’s biggest economy

South Africa has regained the title of Africa’s largest economy, two years after Nigeria rebased its economy to claim the spot, according to IMF data. A recalculation using current exchange rates put South Africa on top because the rand has strengthened against the dollar. Nigeria’s currency has fallen sharply since a peg to the dollar was dropped. But BBC Africa ...

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Mahama commissions new Naval HQ

President John Dramani arrived at the commissioning of the newly built Naval Headquarters at Burma camp in Accra today [Thursday] in his military regalia. At the event, the President indicated that government has over the years provided the needed resources for the retooling of the Ghana Armed Forces. According to him, government has also constructed some facilities aimed at addressing ...

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Gas Shortage Hits Sunyani

Scores of consumers yesterday joined queues at various filling stations across the capital to purchase Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) after an acute shortage of the product hit the country. Checks around the capital by The Ghanaian Times yesterday revealed that the shortage started somewhere last week, causing consumers to rush to the various filling stations to purchase gas upon hearing ...

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Salvation Presby Church Goes Traditional

The pride of African is basically the various beautiful cultural ceremonies and apparels that are exhibited on the continent and exposed to the world. African clothing is the traditional clothing worn by the people of Africa to exhibit the rich culture of the continent. Ghana has a beautiful way of projecting her culture and prides herself in the beauty of ...

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NDC demands fresh voters’ register in Walewale

The ruling National Democratic Congress(NDC) is calling for a fresh voters’ register at the Kperiga electoral area in the Walewale constituency of the Northern region following the Electoral Commission’s report confirming that the New Patriotic Party’s vice presidential candidate, Dr. Mahamadu Buwumia was verified outside the designated exhibition center. According to the party, Dr. Bawumia’s conduct has incurably compromised the ...

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Apple denies iPhone price-fixing

Apple has rejected accusations from Russia’s state competition watchdog that it fixed iPhone prices. The Federal Anti-Monopoly Service (FAS) said it was investigating “signs of price-setting coordination” among iPhone resellers following a complaint from a member of the public. Apple told Reuters it did not control its products’ pricing. “Resellers set their own prices for the Apple products they sell ...

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Show your attitude in your dressing

Attitude to work is a determinant to what you would achieve at the end of your target. A positive attitude to work should be an “accessory”. No employer loves a stylish lady without a positive attitude. A positive attitude wrapped with confidence comes in handy for the working class woman. It’s motivation for big ideas! What’s a stylish lady without ...

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Bring back 4-year SHS policy – Chief tells Nana Addo

The Paramount chief of Sefwi Anwhiaso Ogyeahoho Yaw Gyebi, has asked the presidential candidate of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akuffo-Addo, to consider bringing back the four-year duration for Senior High Schools if he’s given the nod in the December general elections. The Chief made the appeal  on Wednesday, when Nana Addo commenced his 5-day visit in the northern ...

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