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Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

 

Psychiatric nurses call off strike

Nurses at the Accra Psychiatric Hospital have called off their sit-down strike declared on Monday, August 3. This follows a meeting with Minister of Employment and Labour Relations Haruna Iddrisu on Tuesday, August 4. Mr Iddrisu assured the nurses that their salary arrears will be settled in September as he has directed the Accountant General to speed up the verification and validation of their names. Though the nurses were not happy with September proposal, the minister prevailed upon them to accept the offer. They had threatened to lay down theirRead More


California fires: Firefighters struggle to contain blaze

Firefighters are still struggling to contain series of blazes in California, despite a slight drop in temperatures. Some 9,000 firefighters worked throughout Monday in steep terrain and rugged conditions to battle about 18 fires, officials said. The biggest blaze – the so-called Rocky fire north of San Francisco – is reported to be spreading fast and has already consumed more than 90 square miles (145 sq km) of land. Thousands have been ordered evacuated. Authorities said some progress had been made in tackling the number of fires, which have beenRead More


Afoko denies working against Nana Addo

The office of the National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Paul Afoko has challenged NPP members who have been alleging that he was working against the fortunes of the party’s flagbearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo to desist from spreading falsehood. In a statement, Mr Afoko’s office denied embarking on any such moves to prevent Nana Addo from winning the 2016 election and asked the proponents of those allegations to provide proof or forever refrain from such unfounded claims. He also appealed to the National Council ofRead More


Kevin Prince Boateng joins Sporting Lisbon

Kevin-Prince Boateng will sign for Sporting Lisbon today according to leading Portuguese outlet A Bola. The former Portsmouth and AC Milan midfielder is jetting into Portugal to sign a two-year deal with the Lions. He was let go by Schalke at the end of last season and has been linked with several clubs during the transfer window though he has struggled to reach an agreement with any of them due to his high wage demands. Credit: Allsports.com.gh


Force GPRTU to reduce transport fares

Civil Society Organisation, the Energy Policy and Research Institute is charging the Ministry of Transport to force theGhana Private Transport Union (GPRTU) to reduce transportation fares in response to the deregulation policy. The GPRTU has declared it will not review transportation fares in response to the fortnight reviews of fuel prices under theNational Petroleum Authority’s petroleum deregulation policy The policy, which was implemented in June,2015 saw prices go up by 15 per cent. The GPRTU increased transportation fares as swiftly,  but seemed  to be reluctant in reducing transportation fares whenRead More


State Attorneys call off strike

State Attorneys have called of their one month old strike. This decision is to enable them submit to arbitration. The labour law prohibits labour unions from striking whiles in arbitration. The State Attorneys declared a strike on July 6, 2015 demanding salary increment and improved conditions of service. There are about 150 state attorneys across the country. Addressing a news conference today the spokesperson for the State Attorneys said “today attorneys are at work in obedience to law” The attorneys have been put before an arbitration committee of three. TheRead More


NDC targets 1.5 million members in biometric registration

The governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) is hoping to register 1.5 million Ghanaians as it embarks on massive biometric membership registration drive. The the party has already registered over 500,000 members in biometric registration exercise which commenced a week ago. Johnson Asiedu Nketia, General Secretary of the NDC, told Citi News that the Volta Region has recorded the highest number. He said “we’ve been registering for sometime now, so we’ve gotten a sizable number of our party members registered. We are doing just around one million members now and the breakdownRead More


Girl accuses dad of raping and impregnating her

An 18-year-old girl has accused her father of raping her for many years, impregnating her in the process, it has been reported. Accra-based Joy FM reported Tuesday that the unnamed girl’s father started defiling her when she was 12 years old until she became pregnant at age 16. “I was pregnant but I didn’t know I was pregnant,” the girl was quoted as having said. “He goes to work and comes back late to worry me. He sometimes tells me not to wear anything to bed. He sometimes shows pornographic moviesRead More


NPP begs striking doctors to return to work

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) says in spite of the “heavy borrowing by the government” which finds itself in a financial constraints, it has attributed the wave of strikes that have hit the country’s health sector to mismanagement by the Mahama-led administration. In a statement signed by its general secretary Kwabena Agyepong Tuesday, the NPP advised government to engage the services of “experienced experts” to help resolve the impasse. Below is the full statement: NEW PATRIOTIC PARTY ON STRIKES ON THE LABOUR FRONT Ladies and gentlemen of the Press, theRead More


40-year National Development Plan launched

A 40-year national development plan which seeks to secure Ghana’s premier long-term development has been launched. The plan will span 2018 to 2057, when Ghana will mark its centenary independence anniversary. Speaking at the launch of the  event at the Accra International Conference Center, President John Mahama said “the plan must capture the aspiration of the people and what we need to do to achieve this aspirations”. President John Mahama, has however, stressed the need for a national development plan that would outlive various political regimes. He said, “The strategicRead More