Morning News Roundup For Thursday, February 25, 2016

Gov’t orders partial payment of teacher arrears after strike threat. Government ordered the release of GH₵1,579,078.20 for the payment of 2012 salary arrears owed to teachers who had threatened to strike if they didn’t receive their money by Monday. The news was announced after a meeting with leaders of the teacher unions.   The National…

Morning News Roundup For Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Traders, importers and exporters to strike over ECOWAS tariff. Several associations forming the Private Sector Business Consultative Forum will take part in a strike on Monday to protest newly introduced taxes, hikes in utility tariffs, and the ECOWAS Common External Tariff, introduced on February 1 to promote a common market in the region. The groups…

Morning News Roundup For Saturday, February 20, 2016

Mahama to deliver final State of The Nation address before election. President John Dramani Mahama will address Parliament on the state of the nation next Thursday, February 25. This will be Mahama’s last such address before the November 7 election. As required by the I992 Constitution, the president will update legislators on the state of…

Morning News Roundup For Friday, February 19, 2016

Opoku Ware de-boardenises 30 final-year students. Authorities of the Opoku Ware Seniour High School in the Ashanti Region de-boardenised 30 final-year students for failing to attend preps. The evening session the 30 failed to attend is mandatory for all boarding students in Ghana. Headteacher Dr. Alex Nimoh Frimpong, who announced the punishment Thursday, said the…

Morning News Roundup For Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Minority threaten to impeach Mahama over Gitmo 2. Members of Parliament’s minority are threatening to start the impeachment process against President John Dramani Mahama over the presence of the ex-GTMO detainees in Ghana. The MPs say Article 75(2) of the 1992 Constitution has been breached since details of the agreement covering the transfer of the…

Morning News Roundup For Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Meningitis death toll increases as epidemic declared in Brong Ahafo. The Ghana Health Service has declared a meningitis epidemic in the Jaman North district of the Brong Ahafo Region. 359 cases have been recorded with 52 deaths. Figures given by the service indicate about 548 persons in nine regions have been infected with pneumococcal or…

Morning News Roundup For Monday, February 15, 2016

Ghana and Iran sign MoUs on agriculture and standards. Ghana and Iran signed two memorandums of understanding to promote cooperation in agriculture and standards. The MoUs were signed on Sunday during a ceremony to welcome President John Mahama to Tehran. The first agreement, a joint plan for agricultural cooperation between Iran and Ghana, was signed…

Morning News Roundup For Friday, February 12, 2016

Justice For All beneficiary arrested in connection with murder of Abuakwa MP. A young man who reportedly benefited from the Justice For All programme was arrested Thursday in connection with the murder of the Abuakwa North MP, JB Danquah-Adu. The suspect, whose identity police are not revealing at this time, is a remand prisoner who…

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