- Akufo-Addo sympathized with the influenced families of Burkina Faso
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, following 5 days of a psychological oppressor assault which happened on the thirteenth of August at an eatery in Burkina Faso has sent an endearing message to the general population.
In a Twitter post which was discharged on the seventeenth August 2017, President Akufo-Addo sympathized with the influenced families and to the legislature of Burkina Faso.
“I send my most profound sensitivities to the influenced families and to the legislature and the general population of the charitable country of Burkina Faso.” He tweeted.
Suspected Islamist activists slaughtered no less than 18 individuals leaving a few others harmed amid an assault on an eatery in Burkina Faso’s capital overnight, however security strengths shot dead the two aggressors and liberated individuals caught inside the building.
Burkina Faso, as different nations in West Africa, has been focused on once in a while by jihadist gatherings. Most assaults have been along its remote northern outskirt with Mali, which has seen movement by Islamist aggressors for over 10 years.
Be that as it may, Ghanaians responded to the tweet of the President in a condition of stun as they couldn’t comprehend why the post came in late.
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- President Akufo-Addo goodwill is gradually fading – CSO
It seems that the goodwill enjoyed by President Nana Akufo-Addo is gradually fading, as Civil Society Groups in the country have question his desire to fight corruption.
Before 2016 election when he was not elected, the president, then in opposition, touted his anti-corruption credentials and promised to address it when elected into office. He also assured to appoint Special Prosecutor to deal with corruption related matters.
The bill was however withdrawn after some clauses were allegedly smuggled into the bill by unknown persons. It is yet to be brought before Parliament for deliberations.
The delegation of the CSO’s expressed frustration at the “tortoise” approach to fighting corruption in a meeting held with president on Wednesday.
Professor Emmanuel Gyimah-Boadu of the Centre for Democratic Development who spoke on behalf of the group did not hide his frustration, as he told the president “there is a significant public frustration” at the posture he has adopted to addressing the canker.
He said the president has a responsibility of redeeming his image before the people of Ghana because time is running out for him.
The government is under massive pressure for its poor handling of the l contaminated fuel saga at the Bulk Oil Storage and Transport (BOST), and there are fears nothing will be done to punish those culpable.
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- licenses teachers will improve teacher’s quality – Steven Densu
Steven Densu Head of the Organisation, says the move will improve teacher-quality and is consistent current global trends.
Innovative Teachers, an organisation that champions the interest of Ghanaian teachers, wants opposition to the proposal to license teachers through a professional examination to stop.
In an interview given to PM Express on Thursday he said “In line with professional status of teachers and in line with international standards, every teacher must be licensed before they can teach – in every civilized nation. So if Ghana is going to be part of that league, there is nothing wrong with that, absolutely,”
Mr Densu’s remarks are in reaction to opposition by the National Association of Graduate Teachers and the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) to the proposal by the National Teaching Council (NTC).
NAGRAT and GNAT say NTC went public with the policy when their input has not been adequately sought.
Gifty Apanbil the Deputy General Secretary of GNAT,who was also on PM Express to discuss the issue said although the policy is good there should be clarity in methods and process for implementation.
“We are supporting the idea that teachers should be licensed. But what we are saying is that a policy is as good as the processes and procedure [for implementation],” she said.
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- Over 100 illegal miners have been arrested in the Ashanti
Over 100 illegal miners have been under arrest in the Ashanti, Western and Eastern regions since the deployment of the taskforce earlier this month.
Operation Vanguard, says it will extend operations into the night following intelligence that illegal miners have resorted mining after 5 pm.
Major Gariba Pabi, the spokesperson for the taskforce, said the night patrol that is set to begin soon is part of an elaborate change in tactics to root out the illegal miners who remain unwavering in their activities despite the clampdown and many arrests.
“The illegal miners went for their operations in the night because they think we will not arrest them in night.However, we have timelines for our operations and soon we will commence night operations and we will come after them,” he told Joy News’ Favour Nunoo in a phone conversation.
Meanwhile, Joy News’ checks reveal that, in the Eastern Region, most illegal miners work late in the night and immobilise their earth moving equipment to divert attention from the anti-galamsey taskforce.
The government ordered the Operation Vanguard two weeks ago to scale up the fight against relentless and sometimes armed illegal miners dotted around mineral-rich sites in the Ashanti, Eastern, and Western regions.
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- Human rights group will sue government at international court
The Youth for Human Rights Africa (YoHRA), has declared to sue government at an international court over suspected police carelessness that has caused a young man to be paralyzed.
According to YoHRA Arthur has become paralysed because police were irresponsible.
Director of Communications for YoHRA, Christopher Selorm in a statement on Thursday, August 17 told that YoHRA aims, as a matter of urgency, to issue a writ against the government before the ECOWAS Court of Justice in Abuja as efforts are being made to also get some local medications. YoHRA will use local, regional and international human rights instruments to protect the life of Stephen,”
Stephen Arthur, recounted the incident which left him paralysed in 2011 during an interview on an Accra-based TV station.
“On 4th January 2011, I was travelling from Boduasi to Kasoa in a private car, the driver was stopped by a police officer at the Boduasi barrier to demand his New Year ‘gift’ and the driver gave the officer GHS10.
“While discussion was still going on between the driver and the police officer, another officer at post came around to also demand same but the driver was unwilling and was asked to drive away by the officer who had received his ‘gift’.
“It was only when he [the driver] heard a loud sound from the back of his car accompanied by a spontaneous loud cry from me from the back seat – by which time I had gone into comma – that he stopped.”
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- Health expert’s demands ministry of public health to health problems in Ghana
Health experts demands from government to establish a ministry of public health to tackle head-on, public health problems in Ghana.
Prof Fred Binka Former Dean of the University of Ghana School of Public Health, and Prof Kwabena Bosompem, Director of Nuguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research said that there is insufficient budget and resources to address public health emergencies.
Jerry Akornor In an interview given to Class news’
In an interview given to Class news’ Jerry Akornor after media launch of the 10th Anniversary of Ghana Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (GFELTP) in Accra on Thursday, August 17, Epidemiology Professor, Fred Binka, said the separate ministry is required to strengthen surveillance systems.
On his part, Prof Kwabena Bosompem said such a novelty will help build consistent national capacity against outbreaks of diseases in the sub region.
Meanwhile, Director of Public Health at Ghana Health Service, Dr Badu Sarkodie, has proposed capacity building in the area of surveillance, disease prevention and control, to meet international public health regulations target. According him, Ghana is obliged to meet said targets and must be prepared for it.
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