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Put Nation’s Interest Above Partisan Interest | Asantehene

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has urged Ministers and other government officials to put the common good ahead of partisan interest and considerations.

He said they should work to unite the people and bring socio-economic progress.

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Gov’t Names New Board for COCOBOD, Others

Government has nominated the following persons as Board members for the Produce Buying Company (PBC).

A statement from the Ministry of Finance named the Board members of the PBC as Capt. (Rtd) Kojo Buta, Chairman, Dr Basil Lokko, Member and Mr Abraham Amaliba, Member.

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Many UG Distance Learning Students Disappointed

Many students pursuing the distance learning programme at the University of Ghana (UG) have expressed disgust and disappointment at the University because of its inability to award them their degrees despite completing their academic work.

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Makola Market Fire | 2,000 Traders Lose Livelihoods

It took 75 fire fighters drawn from the Accra City, Dansoman, Industrial Area, Trade Fair, Madina, Adenta and Tema Fire stations one-and-a half hours to bring the fire under control. They also prevented the fire from extending to a nearby petrol filling station.

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1,053 'Ghosts' Haunt Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital

One thousand and fifty-two members of staff cannot be accounted for at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) after a head count.

An additional 60 who are paid through the hospital’s internally generated funds (IGFs) can also not be accounted for.

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Parents of SHS students complain about illegal fees

About 300 complaints have been lodged by parents and guardians at the Ministry of Education against heads of senior high schools for allegedly charging unauthorised school fees.

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Janitor In Court For Assaulting Trader

Kobina Boye, a janitor at the University of Cape Coast was on Wednesday remanded in Police custody by a Cape Coast Magistrates’ Court for allegedly assaulting one Emma Okai a trader and her daughter at Akotokyire, a suburb of Cape Coast.

He pleaded not guilty and would be re-arraigned on Friday, November 22, 2013.

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Gov’t Must Release Reports on Fires, Plane Crash, Others | Bureau

The Bureau of Public Safety (BPS), a public concern organization, has added its voice to the call on government to release investigation reports of some public safety incidents in country.

The bureau mentioned in particular the April 12, 2013 police action at the Accra New Town that led to the killing  three men suspected to be armed robbers and the June 2, 2012 Boeing 727-200 (DHV 111) plane crash that led to the death of 10 people.

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GES Criticized for Shifting Attention from Core Mandate

The National Council of Parent Teacher Associations has bemoaned the increasing shift of attention by the Ghana Education Service from its core mandate of ensuring quality education to money and procedural issues.

It is therefore calling on government to tackle the corruption and systemic laxity in the GES governance and regulatory machinery.

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