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2017-04-28

[N] More than 300 Libya based Ghanaians voluntarily repatriate
[N] Respect Akufo-Addo’s choice of MMDCEs – Western Region NPP
[N] Kumasi ‘Prison inmates live by miracle’ - PRO  
[N] Ashanti police at war with gangs
[N] Man jailed 15 years for robbing KNUST students

2017-04-27

[N] National Migration Policy not implemented one year after launch - ACILA
[N] US to deport 7000 Ghanaians – Ambassador
[N] Ghana AIDS Commission gets new board
[N] Nine sustain injuries in accident on Graphic Road
[N] Prepare for Ken Agyapong’s funeral - NDC Communicator to family
[N] Planting for Food and Jobs: Figures to note as project takes off
[N] 19 galamsey machines burnt
[N] Ibrahim Mahama’s companies to pay GHC12.4m in two weeks
[N] ‘Fraudulent’ AMERI has no expertise in power projects – Philip Addison

2017-04-26

[N] Angry NPP youth on rampage; burn billboards over MMDCE nominations
[N] Farmer beheads son in Western Region
[N] Police nab illegal ECG meter dealer in Ashanti Region
[N] I’m not sabotaging Akufo-Addo’s free SHS – Mahama
[N] Visa fraud: UK bans 4 MPs for 10 years
[N] AMERI didn’t pay us per diem – Addison Committee
[N] Akufo-Addo to name MMDCE nominees today
[N] Jail Ibrahim Mahama - Lawyer Kwame Adofo
[N] National Security unaware of raid at Nii Lantey Vanderpuye's house - Wife of MP
[N] Soldiers deployed as NPP men vandalise Zebilla MP’s residence
[N] Mahama not sabotaging 'Free SHS' - Bawa Mogtari
[N] Army chief suspended over ‘galamsey’

2017-04-25

[N] Suspect smears himself with faeces to avoid trial
[N] Government is witch-hunting Ibrahim – NDC
[N] Ibrahim Mahama warned GRA not to withdraw cheques - Amaliba
[N] Ibrahim Mahama closed his accounts after issuing the cheques – GRA insists
[N] TMA Engineer faces possible sanctions over GHC80,000 fraud case
[N] Fire is not candle to be blown off easily – GNFS rubbishes criticisms
[N] Illegal miners in Tarkwa promise to show MP 'pepper' for planning to stop galams
[A] Court orders arrest of musician
[N] Court prosecutes landlords without toilet facilities
[N] Work to resume at Kumasi Military hospital
[N] Best snacks for people with type 2 diabetes
[N] EOCO probes customs over Ibrahim Mahama's 44 dud cheques
[N] Is Nana Addo learning incompetence from Rawlings, Mahama? - Kwesi Pratt asks  

2017-04-24

[N] 2 Ghanaian workers arrested for killing Chinese employer
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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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