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2017-10-12

[N] PURC boss, Samuel Sarpong, sacked
[N] Don’t stampede gov’t into closing fuel stations – OMCs
[N] £350k Scandal: Otumfuo clean – Sacked Bank Official
[N] 245 suspected drug peddlers, prostitutes arrested in Ashanti
[N] Don’t follow ‘malicious’ social media – Rawlings advises Media General
[N] Gov’t withdraws Zongo Development Fund bill

2017-10-11

[B] Ghana woos investors at IMF/World Bank Meetings
[B] Hybrid power stations to add 850MW to grid
[N] Agric College Students Picket At MoFA Today
[N] We don’t need cabinet meeting to solve gas explosions – Namoale
[N] Cost of home loans drop to 30.6 %
[B] Ghana’s exports rise to $ 8.9 billion
[N] Gov’t investigating report of Ghanaian ISIS fighters – Majority
[N] Tension in Bimbila ahead of late chief burial Thursday
[N] Akufo-Addo's 'one achievement, one launch' is new NPP strategy
[N] God is the reason - 13-year-old KNUST student says
[N] Workers on the Kejetia market project to lay down tools following threats
[N] Parliament tasks 3 committees to investigate gas explosions
[N] Mansco Gas must compensate explosion victims – Mahama Ayariga
[N] Police accused in Delta Force 13 case

2017-10-10

[B] Airlines upbeat about boost in business
[N] Earlier charges against Delta Forces dropped
[N] SUNDA Int. & TWYFORD Ceramics donate to gas explosion victims
[N] Operation to ban public smoking in Tamale to be activated after six arrested in
[N] AUCC founder launches book about his life as public servant and private citizen

2017-10-09

[S] Ghana Rugby team beats Mauritius in impressive Sevens campaign
[N] Thieves steal car at Legon after man fled from Atomic gas explosion
[N] Fuel explosions: NPA to employ 200 extra safety auditors – Agyarko
[N] Petrochemical workers opposed gov’t's new policy on gas explosions – Abu Ramadan
[N] Kwadaso Agric. College Students boycott lectures over unpaid allowances
[N] Court grants withdrawal of application against lawyer for EC boss
[N] Nana Addo to personally pay for presidential correspondent’s funeral
[N] NDC financiers, others frustrated our fight against 'illegal' fuel stations - Ay
[N] New Ya-Naa Will Be My 1st Year’s Crowning Achievement – Akufo-Addo

2017-10-08

[N] Kwadaso MP visits flood prone areas after heavy down pour
[I] Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Touts Legacy As She Prepares To Step Down  
[N] Wassa Akropong Shooting; 4 Arrested
[N] Brother Of 13-Year-Old KNUST Student To Break Sister’s Record
[N] Encroachment of Owabi Forest cause of flooding at Atafoa- Assemblyman
[N] Kwadaso: building kills 2, 1 in critical condition
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General News

[ 2017-02-15 ]

Free education is possible if we stop buying V8 - Samuel Atta-Mensah
Manager of Citi FM, has refuted claims by a
section of the public; especially members of the
opposition who have doubted the implementation of
the Free SHS policy by President Akufo-Addo and
are of the view that the country has no resources
to support it.

Samuel Atta-Mensah explained that the country
wastes lots of resources on buying V8 for
officials who do not need them.

“We need to respect ourselves as a people. First
of all stop the four wheel drive purchasing, even
if we need to buy we can get a stronger one for a
cheaper price…Under PNDC what four wheel drives
were they using?”

He made this point when he served as a panel
member on New Day on Tv3 in reaction to the
brouhaha surrounding the missing 200 state cars.

He was disgusted at the rate at which government
appointees are quick to buy off state vehicles at
cheap prices, resulting in the constant purchase
of vehicles at exorbitant prices by the state.

President Akufo-Addo last week announced the
commencement of the free education at the senior
high school level from the 2017/2018 academic
year.

Subsequently, Senior Minister, Osafo-Marfo, hinted
that government may take revenue accruing in the
Heritage Fund to the policy.

Government’s decision to consider using revenue
from the Heritage hasn’t gone down well with some
people.

The issue of funding has left many to doubt its
feasibility.

The Citi FM manager, also questioned the rationale
behind providing fuel for government functionaries
at high cost to the state. According to him such
cost shouldn’t be the burden of the state.

He has, therefore, advised Ministers and all
political leaders to respect themselves and to put
an end to drying up the national coffers through
their expensive lifestyle so the country can save
money to champion development projects such as the
free SHS policy.

“This whole thing about V8 mentality, it will kill
us. Everybody wants a V8 and some of them they
have two, three and they are using it in Accra.
What is that? And it cost so much. Not even one of
them is costing us less than a hundred thousand
dollars ($100,000) and in some ministries they
have up to ten. What do we need that for? And then
the same people turn round to tell us free
education is not possible. It is possible if u
stop buying the V8.”

Source - GhanaWeb.com



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