Morning News Roundup For Tuesday, March 8, 2016

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Christian Council urges collective responsibility for Ghanas future.

The Christian Council of Ghana is encouraging Ghanaians to be collectively responsible for Ghana’s future.

  • General Secretary Opuni Frimpong said the country will not move forward unless all citizens get involved in the process.

 

  • “As a people, we have had ups and downs, our good times and bad times. But in all, we can still thank God and congratulate ourselves for what we have been able to achieve together,” Frimpong said.

 

  • He is proud that Ghana has stood out as a shining example of peace and stability after 59 years of independence.

 

  • Despite the current challenges confronting the country, Rev. Opuni said there is still hope and that all hands must be on deck to make the country progress.

 

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Information Services Department apologies for error-ridden brochure.

The Information Services Department (ISD) accepted full responsibility for the errors printed in the Independence Day brochures.

  • Considering the event was patronized by international dignitaries, the errors reflected poorly on the nation as a whole.

 

  • In the brochure, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was described as “President of the Republic of Ghana.” The Coat of Arms was spelled wrong, and there were several other glaring mistakes.

 

  • Photos of the typographical errors went viral on social media.

 

  • A statement signed by ISD directord Francis Kwarteng apologised to President Mahama and Ghanaians for the mistakes.

 

  • The statement read: “The Department, which authored the content of the brochure, accepts responsibility and wishes to unreservedly apologise for the development.”

 

 

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Tanzanian teachers get free bus travel.

Tanzania is giving free transportation to teachers in parts of the capital, Dar es Salaam, to and from school.

  • Fares for the trips on the “daladala” bus taxis will be borne by the city’s associations.

 

  • Authorities of the Kinondoni District are hoping to expand the scheme across the entire city. They instituted the scheme after First Lady Janeth Magufuli visited a local school in February.

 

  • Her former colleagues who still work at Mbuyuni Primary School, where the First Lady worked for over 15 years, complained of transport difficulties and room shortages.

 

  • Currently, students in the vicinity get 50% discount on travel, while soldiers travel on buses for free.
  • The about 35,000 teachers in Kinondoni are expected to be provided with ID cards by the end of the week. Between 05:30 and 08:00 and 15:00 to 17:00, journeys which would normally cost about 400 shillings (18 US cents; 12p) are free to those holding the special cards.
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