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Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

 

Mahama can’t change Amissah-Arthur in 2016 – Ephson

Pollster Ben Ephson has stated that it will be politically suicidal for President John Mahama to change vice president Amissah-Arthur as his running mate for the 2016 elections. The comment comes on the back of rumors that the ruling party is contemplating changing the vice president ahead of the 2016 elections. But speaking to Kasapa FM’s Maame Broni Wednesday, the managing editor of the Dispatch newspaper said it will be imprudent to change a winning team. In his view, people who criticize the vice president do so unjustifiably. He saidRead More


‘Doctors regret working for Ghana’

A medical doctor and a member of the Ghana Medical Association, Dr. Hardi Abdallah has revealed that many of his colleagues regret offering their services to the country and are contemplating travelling outside to practise. “It is one of my regrets…and it is widespread and I can tell you that many of the young ones who are coming up are beginning to write the USMLE exams and are going to the US,” Dr. Abdallah said on Morning Starr Wednesday. Doctors in the public sector have been on strike for closeRead More


President Mahama drops Sarkodie, Shatta Wale from his playlist

President John Mahama has disclosed that 2015 Black Entertainment Television (BET) Award, Stonebwoy, winner is one of his favourite musicians currently in the country. The president, who says he loves Ghanaian music and movies, says he listens to Stonebwoy’s music and he is fond of two particlaur songs, ‘Shikina’ and ‘Baafira’. John Mahama made the revelation during an interview on Uniiq FM Wednesday as part of activities to mark Wolrd Youth Day. Stonebwoy, who was adjudged Artiste of the Year at the 2015 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, was on aRead More


“God is my protector” – Mahama speaks on assassination plot

President John Mahama has said God will deliver him from any assassination attacks. “God is my protector, my steps were guided here and God is with me,” he said He was commenting on the assassination attempt by one Charles Antwi, who is now in prison for wanting to kill the president. In July, a gunman confessed in court he wanted to kill the president after he was arrested with a loaded and cocked locally made pistol at the Ring Way Gospel branch of the Assemblies of God Church in Accra,Read More


IMF loan: Mahama denies freezing public employment

President John Dramani Mahama has denied the notion that there was a freeze on public employment as a result of Ghana’s involvement in the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) programme. Critics of government have accused it of imposing a freeze on employment as a directive from the IMF as part of measures to help reduce the burden of a “huge” public salary on government. But in a radio interview on Uniq FM Wednesday morning, President Mahama said, “It is not even true that there is a freeze on public employment.” Rather, heRead More


Public sector workers salary to be slashed for absenteeism

Public sector workers who are on strike will not receive their salaries for the period they have been on strike. A statement from the Employment and Labour relations ministry is reminding the workers of the Labour Act 2003 (Act 651), which among others state that a worker on strike “may forfeit his/ her remuneration in respect of the period during which he /she is engaged in the illegal strike.” Currently the Ghana Medical Association, GMA, University Teachers Association, UTAG and the Government and Hospital Pharmacists Association, GHOSPA are all onRead More


“I am not wicked” – Prez Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama has said tough decisions need to be taken if the economy is to get back on its feet. “I am not wicked to take some of the decisions.” The President said.” Where I sit I see the issues that need to be dealt with and I swore an oath to the people of Ghana to do my job in the best interest of the people of Ghana and so I take those decisions.” President Mahama was responding to various complaints from Ghanaians that the economic hardshipRead More


Doctors’ strike illegal – Mahama

President John Mahama says it is wrong for doctors to embark on strike stating that the action by the doctors is illegal. According to him, “It’s not like government is not paying their salaries and allowances. People must not die because of this strike.” He stated: “The labour law states that nobody must negotiate under duress. Even before negotiations begun they declared strike, adding that We’re paying doctors their salaries and allowances as negotiated on single spine. This is about conditions of service,” the president stated an interview with national broadcasterRead More