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Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

 

We are not your slaves – GMA to gov’t

Deputy General Secretary of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has stated that striking doctors will not be intimidated by threats from government to ‘sack them’. Dr Juctice Yankson said government has taken doctors in the country for granted by turning them into slaves instead of employees. “Our employer should treat us as real employees and not slaves because we will just not be intimidated by any minister or any government official. We are not fighting with anyone but we are fighting for is our conditions of service and nothing more” heRead More


Nigeria to recruit extra 10,000 police officers

Nigeria is to recruit an extra 10,000 police officers to boost security and help tackle youth employment, President Muhammadu Buhari has announced. More CCTV cameras would also be installed in cities and major towns to curb crime, he added. Inadequate security has been blamed for the authorities’ failure to defeat the militant Islamist group Boko Haram. Last week, President Buhari gave his security commanders three months to defeat the insurgents. The police are part of the national task force fighting the insurgents in the north-east of the country. Although theRead More


Accra demolitions was to boost tourism – AMA boss

The Mayor of Accra, Alfred Okoe Vanderpuye has justified the recent demolitions carried out by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly within the national capital. According to him, the exercises were to improve environmental conditions within the urban space which he believes will  promote tourism in the country.  Dr. Okoe Vanderpuye was speaking at the United Nation World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) summit in Accra on Monday. “Tourism  will only do well within a conducive, sanitary environment and therefore it is important to  to ensure public safety for all of us as citizens andRead More


Doctors split from Ghana Medical Association

Some medical doctors who voted against the the doctor’s strike at an emergency meeting have departed from the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) to form the Federation of Professional Doctors of Ghana. The formation of the group comes after members of the GMA declared an indefinite strike over government’s inability to agree on their service conditions. The notices indicate that the members comprise the 148 doctors who voted against the doctor’s strike at the emergency meeting last week. According to a report by Starr FM, a Northern Regional based Medical doctor,Read More


76,286 Togolese in Ghana’s voters’ register – NPP

The New Patriotic Party has alleged over 76, 286 people with same names and pictures are in the voters’ registers of both Ghana and Togo. Presenting what he termed “a damning revelation” which should trigger the need for a new voters’ register in Ghana before the 2016 elections, the vice presidential candidate of the main opposition party Dr Mahamudu Bawumia said the uncovering of these foreign nationals in the register is just “10% of the search.” “Our investigative team obtained the Togo voters’ register which was publicly displayed prior toRead More


Gov’t to sanction striking doctors

Striking Ghanaian doctors could face severe sanctions from government if they do not resume work by Thursday, August 20.According to Health minister Alex Segbefia, all public sector doctors who do not report to work Thursday will be considered to have violated the Labour Act.“Effect Thursday August 20, all members of the GMA who have not reported and assumed full duty shall be considered as being on strike and in clear breach of the Labour act.“Heads of facilities are also requested to provide me weekly updates of which health workers areRead More


Adams Mahama’s family attack Paul Afoko’s family

Family of the late NPP Upper East regional chairman, Adams Mahama today besieged the Cocoa Affairs Court in Accra to attack the family of NPP national chairman Paul Afoko. A bail application was being heard at the court when the the family members stormed the premise in a bus. Gregory Afoko, brother of NPP chairman Paul Afoko has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder and murder in the death of Adam Mahama. Adam Mahama died in May after an acid attack. Forensic test by the Ghana Standards Authority hasRead More


Evidence shows voters’ register is flawed” – Nana Addo

The 2016 flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Akufo-Addo has indicated that evidence gathered from the current biometric register shows the voters’ register is flawed. According to him, “compiling a credible voters’ register should be the first step in ensuring we have transparent elections.” At a press conference in Accra, he said Ghana needs a new credible voters’ register that must be compiled before the 2016 elections adding that “the paramount concern of NPP politics is to ensure a peaceful Ghana.” He stated that “a valid voters register isRead More


Voters’ register “heavily compromised” – Bawumia

The New Patriotic Party has justified its calls for a new Voters register saying it has overwhelming evidence to prove that the current register used for the 2012 election is “heavily bloated.” At a press conference organised by the party at the Alisa Hotel on Tuesday, the vice presidential candidate of the NPP, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, said the party has presented a documented evidence to the Electoral Commission to convince them on the need for a new voters register. According to the Dr. Bawumia, the percentage increase in the votersRead More


GFA presidency: Kwesi Nyantakyi wins third term

Incumbent President of the Ghana Football Association Kwesi Nyantakyi has been re-elected by popular acclamation. Nyantakyi, who has been re-elected for a third term went unopposed after the other contestants, Ofeibia Ramatu and George Ankomah, failed to submit their nominations before the stipulated deadline. He was acclaimed in Tamale, the Northern regional capital of Ghana.The election was threatened by an injunction by John Quayson who argued on the grounds that the hierarchy of the Ghana Football Association has shown disregard for its rules by failing to hold district and regionalRead More