Former President John Mahama states a long run NDC administration will reintroduce the automated marketing for instructors if the social gathering wins ability in the December polls.
He also reiterated his declare that an NDC authorities beneath his leadership will terminate the controversial teacher licensure exams.
Speaking at an event in Accra to launch digital platforms for donations to the party’s campaign, Mr. Mahama reported the NDC will embark on a campaign of strategies and not insults.
“We will deliver back the automated promotion of academics. And terminate the instructor licensure tests. They say that we launched the licensure tests to be clear we in no way form to use exams as a suggests of licensing lecturers,” he claimed.
He also gave the assurance that the NDC will comprehensive the 200 secondary faculty buildings they began and proceed to make sure that secondary and specialized education and learning is cost-free.
The progress will come as the GES introduces aptitude take a look at for the marketing of instructors at particular ranks.
The NDC has introduced electronic marketing campaign aimed at obtaining associates to assistance finance the occasion in advance of the December polls.
Associates of the party, according to the initiative, are needed to obtain a distinctive application on playstore on their cell telephones to help them simply contribute.
As aspect of the initiative, associates of the celebration are also expected to undertake and lead funds via their respective branches in get to relieve the monetary load of organising a nationwide marketing campaign on nationwide executives and flagbearer.
The campaign was released by the party’s flagbearer previous President John Mahama at a ceremony in Accra Thursday.
Addressing associates of the celebration, Mr Mahama reported: ” People of you in the enterprise community who want to contribute, mainly because of the vengeful character of this recent administration, we will defend your identity.
“Ghanaians appear ahead to the NDC stepping up to the plate and rescuing electrical power from this governing administration that promised so substantially but has shipped small. A govt that claimed it will offer inclusive govt but has practised the even worse form of nepotism”.
President Akufo-Addo states the Tamale demonstration carried out by some opposition political parties regarding the voter’s sign up passed off without the need of any incident, a crystal clear departure from the unlucky past.
According to President Akufo-Addo, “five (5) yrs ago, we experienced demonstrations in Accra calling for a new, credible sign-up, in which some citizens had been maimed and brutalised. In truth, a citizen, younger Justice Adzakuma, missing his eye, and died last year. May perhaps God bless his soul.”
He continued, “Today, we are getting tranquil demonstrations in Tamale, this time protesting in opposition to the selection of the Electoral Fee, whose constitutional remit it is to compile an electoral register, to have now a new, improved sign up. Fortuitously, in this new period, there are no casualties. God bless Ghana.”
The President designed this identified on Tuesday, 14th January, 2020, when he delivered the opening tackle at the 71st New Year School, at the Great Hall of the University of Ghana, Legon, on the topic “Attaining Ghana Beyond Support: Problems and Prospective buyers.”
Stressing that “Ghana Over and above Support is meant to be additional than a slogan”, President Akufo-Addo said that “it is meant to transform our frame of mind from one of dependency, to one particular of reaching our destiny. It is meant to put us in charge of our very own affairs, and make us truly impartial.”
He, consequently, urged the Ghanaian individuals to “believe in ourselves, we can do it, particularly in this new ten years, in this new century, in which hope, optimism and progress will define the unfolding Ghanaian actuality.”
Describing the terrorist outrages using place in the Sahel and in northern Nigeria as “the best protection obstacle experiencing the nations of ECOWAS”, President Akufo-Addo instructed the collecting that Armed Forces and security organizations have to be on entire warn to confront this unwanted menace.
“We are the authors of the Accra Initiative, which seeks to improve co-ordination and co-procedure between the safety and intelligence businesses of Benin, Togo, Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Ghana, who have lately been joined by Mali and Nige,” he claimed.
The President additional that “We are essential also to deny the terrorists and violent extremists any house by marshalling the speedy growth of the locations in the northern components of our nation, which offer the most noticeable targets of recruitment. We have to make use of a thorough counter-terrorism method.”
A seven-member Supreme Court docket panel has dismissed an software for Certiorari searching for a critique of the apex court’s possess conclusion to quash a Higher Court choice on the revocation of the mining lease of Exton Cubic Firm minimal.
The panel in a five to two ruling presided in excess of by the Chief Justice Anin Yeboah said the factors for dismissing the application would be completely ready in a week’s time.
Justice Julius Ansah, Justice Jones Dotse, Justice Samuel Marfu-Sau and Justice Prof Ashie Kotey with each other with the CJ refused the application.
Even though Justice Yaw Appau and Justice Gabriel Pwamang the two granted the software.
Attorney for the applicant Mr Yaw Osafo Buabng though moving the software for Certiorari software for the apex court to assessment its very own choice earlier, he argued that the choice of the court docket on July 31, 2019, of the normal panel should to be reviewed.
It was counsel’s scenario that the software is premised on Article content 23 of the 1992 Constitution where the elementary, human rights of the applicant was breached.
Exton Cubic applied to the apex court docket to review its earlier ruling on a writ introduced right before it by Deputy Lawyer General, Godfred Dame tough the determination of a significant court on the revocation of the company’s lease to mine bauxite in Nyanihin.
The large courtroom in Accra in February 2019 quashed a decision by the then Minister of Lands and Natural Assets Peter Amewu to revoke the mining leases granted to the company.
The Deputy Legal professional then appealed the ruling of the substantial court docket which was upheld by the Supreme Courtroom.
In accordance to the Apex Court docket, their selection was based mostly on the firm’s failure to comply with required statutory provisions of the Minerals and Mining Act and report 268 of the Structure.
The judges also held that the grant of 3 mining leases in favour of Exton Cubic was in violation of the Structure and section 12 of the Minerals and Mining Act, Act 703.
This led to an ex-parte application at the Apex court by the Legal professional General arguing that the lower court’s conclusion undermines economical administration of justice.
Godfred Dame, has in the past insisted that the government intends to more pursue the situation of the legitimacy of Exton Cubic Team Limited’s permits whilst concurring with the assertion that the pursuits of Exton Cubic were illegal.
He also intimated that his outfit will also be searching into the situation below which a corporation with affiliations to Ibrahim Mahama, was granted the mining lease when his brother, John Mahama was President.
“These are matters of monumental relevance. We have to even seem at the procedures, [asking] how occur just a 7 days just before the handover of power by a genuine federal government, the President of the day, by means of the Ministers will express a mining lease to a corporation owned by [the president’s] brother. These are issues we have to glimpse at.”
Exton Cubic’s leases to prospect in the Tano Offin Forest Reserve have been challenged in August 2017.
The Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah, ordered the seizure of their gear since Exton Cubic was claimed to be prospecting without a permit at the Nyinahini bauxite concession.
At the time, the mining company taken care of that the seizure of cars belonging to Ibrahim Mahama’s Engineers and Planners (E&P) was illegal since it was in possession of a few demanded permits.
The company experienced also complained that it was being focused by the governing administration for political good reasons, due to Ibrahim Mahama’s relations with former President Mahama.
In their go well with, the corporation argued that the Minister’s conclusion was unreasonable, unjust, and an abuse of his powers.
The company had also complained that it was becoming specific by the federal government for political causes, owing to Ibrahim Mahama’s relations with former President Mahama.
In their accommodate, the enterprise argued that the Minister’s selection was unreasonable, unjust, and an abuse of his powers.
The corporation, among the many others, sought a declaration that “the Minister of Lands and Natural Methods acted ultra vires [beyond] his statutory powers when he revoked Exton Cubic Group Minimal mining leases.”
It also contended that revoking of its license was “breach of the guidelines of all-natural justice”, and in breach of the company’s “rights to administrative justice and residence.”
Deputy normal secretary of the NPP Nana Obiri Boahen suggests the federal government does not need any guidance from previous President John Mahama on how to organise the December polls.
It arrives just after former President urged President Akufo-Addo to make sure that the forthcoming polls are held in a tranquil atmosphere.
“As we go to the polls in 2020, President Nana Akufo-Addo has a accountability to protected the protection of all citizens and must resist the temptation to allow for the use of violence to hurt and intimidate innocent civilians as we observed last 12 months in the course of the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election,” Mahama claimed in a new 12 months concept to Ghanaians.
Reacting to the comment, Mr. Obiri Boahen mentioned: “President Mahama is a determined politician. When an MP showered derogatory remarks on a nationwide protection apparatus they however obviously it wouldn’t bring about confusion?.
“During his tenure as a President, his spokesperson Stanley Dogbe took a mobile phone of a journalist and smashed it on the floor what transpired?. We really don’t need to have tutorials on the protection of what to do and what not to do in the 2020 elections from Mahama”.
The former President in his concept also claimed “The 12 months 2020 is an election calendar year, and the eyes of the earth would continue to be fastened on us, as we go to the polls. We have to have to satisfy the significant standards set by former Electoral Commissions and even much better it. I do not say it evenly when I say that the 2020 election will be a pivotal celebration for our place. It is just one that will decide the destiny of our nation. I think at this vital phase in our nation’s existence, Ghanaians are worthy of- additional than ever- a federal government that is sincere and truthful with them”.
Previous President John Mahama has bemoaned what he says is the weakened method by the media in the struggle towards corruption in the place.
According to him, some media practitioners are paid to vilify their colleagues who are doing the job tricky to expose graft in the nation.
“The media have a vital job to play in the combat in opposition to corruption it is, therefore, unfortunate that when a media man or woman has investigated issues to do with corruption and is exposing such rot it is his individual colleagues that are also media persons who are compensated to vilify him and assault him. This is a paradox of our problem,” Mr Mahama reported at 88th Annual Countrywide Conference of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission Ghana.
He included: “The media in chapter 12 of our Constitution is supplied the part of a watchdog, a watchdog is a dog that guards your assets from intruders and so the constitution suggests the media shall be the watchdogs of the people today in excess of federal government to make certain governing administration does the proper point and does not misuse our cash and yet you discover in several conditions where by the media is rather the watchdog of authorities in opposition to the men and women. And that is also a paradox of the scenario we deal with at present.”
Mr. Mahama also urged religious and standard leaders to be daring in criticising what he claims is the worrying degrees of nepotism and corruption in Ghana currently.
“Nepotism doesn’t turn out to be right for the reason that a distinctive federal government is in electric power and our spiritual and regular leaders ought to have the courage to converse up against it”.
Former President John Mahama has urged religious and standard leaders to be bold in criticising what he suggests is the worrying ranges of nepotism and corruption in Ghana right now.
“Nepotism does not become proper mainly because a distinctive federal government is in electrical power and our spiritual and classic leaders should have the braveness to converse up towards it”, President Mahama explained in an handle at the 88th Once-a-year Countrywide Convention of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission Ghana.
Mr Mahama who addressed the Conference on the concept, “Corruption- A risk to countrywide progress, peace and security,” mentioned nepotism breeds corruption, including that corruption has been the bane of Ghana’s development.
According to him, while corruption exists in innovative nations as properly, the existence of potent establishments and the values of transparency have served them to lower corruption to an complete minimum amount.
Mr Mahama pointed out that the only way to do well in the combat towards corruption is to “strengthen the anti-corruption institutions, fund them correctly and offer them with the human sources for them to do their function.”
He also said the establishments can only be efficient if they are presented autonomy and independence in their features.
“They ought to have the autonomy and independence to sanction and to deal with any individual who indulges in corruption”.
The NDC flagbearer recognised the part of the media in battling corruption, noting that they are the watchdogs more than these in electrical power. He, on the other hand, expressed his disappointment with sections of the media, detailing that it is a paradox when the media acts as a watchdog of the government in opposition to the individuals.
He also known as on the authorities to be tolerant of criticism, stressing that “government will have to be tolerant of criticism and when these organisations and investigative bodies expose corruption, government have to pay attention and act.”
Mr. Mahama certain Ghanaians that if given the mandate in December 2020 elections, he would make sure the effective implementation of the belongings declaration routine and make it entirely compliant.
He counseled the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission in Ghana for their continuous contributions in direction of the actual physical and moral developments of its users in specific and Ghanaians as a total.
The former President termed on Ghanaians to pray for a tranquil and transparent election.
The Ameer and Missionary-In-Charge of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission Ghana, Alhajj Maulvi Noor Mohammed Bin Salih, recommended President Mahama for his humility and manner, noting that they are qualities that if he retains on to, will convey him results.
Several scholarship awards have been introduced to deserving college students from BECE to PhD degree.
President Mahama was accompanied by the Nationwide Chairman of the NDC Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, Typical Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia and former Main of Workers Julius Debrah.
Previous President John Mahama appears to have backtracked on his phone for no political social gathering attacks against the Electoral Commission (EC).
Reacting to the improve of symbol of the Electoral Commission by then chairperson of the Fee, Charlotte Osei, when he was President, Mr. Mahama could not fathom why some political events at the time were being ‘attacking’ the EC.
He had wondered why “some events have created it a penchant to consistently attack the Electoral Commission for motives I simply cannot comprehend.”
“This is a time when we will need to give the Electoral Commission peace to do its get the job done you know and each little factor they are performing at the Electoral Commission and they are attacking the Fee,” he mentioned in the run-up to the December 7, 2016 Presidential and Parliamentary elections which he and his Countrywide Democratic Congress (NDC) missing miserably.
“Recently a brouhaha more than a brand. I signify how is a logo going to have an affect on the excellent of election in this place. I do not assume it’s a discourse we need to be splitting heads on.”
“I imagine that our electoral approach has inherent safeguards in it that any critical political bash can make certain that it polices that election and can make guaranteed of the integrity of the election,” according to him although in electric power.
“I consider that our Electoral Fee continues to be one of the most skilled and the greatest not only in Africa but in the world and has shipped extremely prosperous elections in the past.”
Apparently, Mr. Mahama and his social gathering have in the latest instances been interfering with the functions of the EC by hard every choice of the commission.
In December 2019, though speaking at a stakeholders’ engagement with associates of the Christian Council, Mr. Mahama who is major the NDC into the 2020 elections, questioned the want for the 21-member Eminent Advisory Committee.
He experienced observed that reps of the Christian Council getting on this sort of a committee is not sensible, as political events go to the identical human body to settle challenges in between them when the political atmosphere will become billed.
In the meantime, his get together is major five other political parties to protest the EC’s final decision to compile a new Voter sign up.
Come January 6, 2020, the NDC and it is surrogate get-togethers are billed to organize a push conference beneath the topic: Inter-Party Resistance Towards New Voter Register, with the hashtag #DropTheNewRegister.
Similar actions and push conferences by the then opposition New Patriotic Bash and other parties had been what he referred to at the time as assaults on the EC.
But the very same points he spoke towards and defended the EC for are what his celebration is undertaking these days at a time Ghana is preparing for election in December 2020 and the EC wants the considerably cherished peace he spoke about back then to function. The NDC has lined up series of avenue protests againt the EC such as storming the commission’s headquarters in Accra according to Mahama Director of Elections, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah.
The Lender of Ghana has mentioned that the introduction of the new greater denomination banknotes it issued a short while ago was the outcome of a properly-believed-out currency restructuring programme.
This follows claims by former President John Dramani Mahama that it did not adhere to good method in introducing the new notes to the country’s currency blend.
The previous President who was talking at the 38th Anniversary celebration of the 31st December Revolution at Winneba, in the Central Area, explained, “We say we are going in direction of a cashless economy, we say that you can not crystal clear GHS5,000 off the counter simply because we want people today to use fewer hard cash in transactions and then at the same time you go and print GHS100 notes and GHS200 notes. You can’t realize what rationale in hell would make any authorities wondering logically do something like that. You want to make it less complicated for folks to have huge sums of money when we say we are constructing a cashless society.”
But in a assertion issued on Saturday, January 4, 2020, the Financial institution of Ghana justified the introduction stating that, the obstacle of carrying significant sums of dollars for financial transactions was returning and therefore it experienced to assessment the construction of current currencies.
“The Bank of Ghana went as a result of its normal procedures to introduce the new denominations with integrity as it is to be expected. The functions of the new notes have been unveiled at the start. This is to steer clear of counterfeiters and other troubles affiliated with the issuance,” the assertion famous.
“Twelve (12) decades following the redenomination of the cedi, large inflation and depreciation of the forex have eroded, in authentic terms, the face price of the existing series of banknotes. The deadweight load of carrying large sums of dollars for financial transactions was returning, with the phenomenon of carrying currency in plastic baggage. As is the usual follow in all jurisdictions, Central Banks undertake periodic testimonials of the structure of present currencies,” it even further noted.
It also reacted to a comment by the previous President that the introduction of the new notes was carried out on the blind aspect of Ghanaians, saying that it had embarked on various sensitization programmes to educate the general public.
“Immediately immediately after the launch, the Financial institution embarked on intense public training which is even now ongoing to make certain the helpful dissemination and use of the new coin and banknotes. As opposed to a key forex reform work out this sort of as the redenomination training (a total replacement of notes), which needed many months of general public instruction, this new denominations have been a simple training, sustaining the principal characteristics of current notes, complementing instead than replacing present notes and included a gradual easing of the new denominations into circulation. Without a doubt, only a limited amount was place in circulation in the very first thirty day period of the launch,” the statement famous.
The Central Financial institution in November 2019 introduced GH¢100 and GH¢200 notes as nicely as a GH¢2 coin as additions to the country’s forex denomination combine.
This was introduced by the Governor of the Central Bank, Dr. Ernest Addison at a push convention in Accra.
Whereas some Ghanaians have praised the central bank for the new cedi notes, many others have also taken on the Bog in excess of the new currency notes describing it as needless.
The Central Bank has reacted to statements by former President John Mahama that it did not follow good method in introducing new notes to the country’s currency blend.
“The community was ambushed. A single working day we just bought up and they mentioned they are introducing new notes. No public sensitisation, the banking institutions gained no notification…Somebody usually takes it to a store and they say we do not know about these notes,” Mahama mentioned at the 38th Anniversary celebration of the 31st December Revolution at Winneba in the Central area.
In a statement, the Lender of Ghana reported: “The deadweight load of carrying substantial sums of cash for financial transactions was returning, with the phenomenon of carrying currency in plastic baggage. As is the ordinary observe in all jurisdictions, Central Financial institutions undertake periodic evaluations of the composition of existing currencies.
“In reality, international ideal tactics have to have financial authorities to evaluate their currency regimes at intervals in between five (5) and ten (10) many years to (i) ensure that need for banknotes are perfectly aligned with economic exercise, (ii) address weaknesses and troubles noted in the management of notes and coins in circulation, (iii) evaluate the non-use of a individual series to be certain effectiveness in printing, and (iv) deal with technological innovations that boost protection features of the currencies.
“Furthermore, the denomination composition of the banknote should really align effectively with the requirements of the men and women who use it for their day by day transactions”.
The lender also claimed other African nations around the world have visited Ghana to study from the initiative.
Names of the international locations in the last yr contain Kenya, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Uganda, Nigeria, South Africa, Seychelles, India, Mozambique and numerous additional countries in Africa and Center East.
A member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) communications group, Brogya Genfi claims 2020 is Calendar year of Return for flagbearer John Mahama.
He claimed President Akufo-Addo has “failed to grasp the nettle of anger in bulk of Ghanaians about your government’s lousy overall performance and their anger is most likely to persist and comply with your memory even past your exit (from the Presidency) this year”.
Mr Genfi said there are numerous things the President is “handling improperly which Ghanaians know President Mahama will do much better and with their desire at coronary heart. In any scenario, your kinsmen say “sankofa yenkyiri” to wit “going back on anything is not forbidden”.
Read through the entire assertion below:
NEW YEAR’S LETTER TO PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO
2nd January 2020
Expensive Mr President,
YOU ARE ON YOUR WAY OUT!
Content new calendar year Sir!
It is the first thirty day period of a new year – an election 12 months and a #YearofReturn for President John Mahama to the Govt Business of Ghana for that issue.
I produce to draw your attention to the greatly held perspective of most Ghanaians on your exit from the Presidency this calendar year.
Most Ghanaians have entered the new 12 months with starvation and anger on the emptiness of their pockets throughout the Christmas festivities.
In point, contractors have been amid the toughest strike since you falsely claimed and intentionally deceived the entire nation that you have paid them whiles you realized that you had been peddling untruths.
Thousands of bankers who missing their source of earnings because of to your very poor and super incompetent managing of the banking sector reforms also had a ‘dry’ festive time.
Sir, to be blunt, you have unsuccessful to grasp the nettle of anger in the vast majority of Ghanaians about your government’s inadequate functionality and their anger is most likely to persist and adhere to your memory even beyond your exit (from the Presidency) this calendar year.
The saddest part of the journey to your exit is that you are absolutely in denial about the knowledge of hardship by your people and the damaging confidence you show that ‘all is well’.
In other text, Mr President, you fully deficiency the social intuition to empathize with the masses of the folks. A leadership without having social instinct is a distinct and present hazard to the people, in whose passions it is to eliminate this kind of a chief at the the very least option.
Your mind-set could be gleaned from a new Tweet by the well-known Ghanaian satirist Kwaku Sintim Misa (KSM), “How do you enable somebody who is CLUELESSLY MESSING UP but Self-confident that every little thing is under Manage. It’s named Organized CHAOS”.
This attitude is akin to a fowl currently being led to the slaughterhouse still, going for walks majestically as even though it was likely to the feeding house.
Mr President, you are on your way out – devoid of a question. At least, we people who aren’t residing on cloud nine can evidently foresee it!
Curiously, you surface to feel that mainly because President John Mahama was voted out in 2016, his return to the Presidency is just not possible notwithstanding the abysmal overall performance of your reign.
Definitely, you imagine so? Is this that warped logic which inspired you to a short while ago retort at the NPP Nationwide Convention, “What is Mahama coming back to do?”
Mr President, there are numerous points you are handling improperly which Ghanaians know President Mahama will do superior and with their interest at coronary heart. In any case, your kinsmen say “sankofa yenkyiri” to wit “going again on something is not forbidden”.
For starters, you promised to operate a “lean governing administration as an alternative of a lean kenkey” yet you currently work the most obese govt on Earth. Appointing more than 120 Ministers of State and thousands of Presidential staffers is your most ridiculed action in most homes in Ghana. You have appointed a Minister of Condition at the place of work of the Senior Minister (no matter what that implies).
President John Mahama has promised to decrease your oversized Ministerial portfolios by 40 – will you still question what he is coming again to do?
Yet again, you promised to develop 350 new Senior Superior Schools in your initial expression of business office. This is your remaining yr in place of work and you have disappointedly constructed none. Your refusal to full all the Mahama Local community Senior Large Faculties and not making any has shifted our standard Senior Higher University routine into a peculiar distorted Double-Track program.
President John Mahama has evidently confident the Country he will full all the deserted Neighborhood Senior Large Colleges and abolish the dreaded Double-Monitor procedure. Will you still inquire what he’s coming back to do?
Sir, on the welfare and situation of the Ghanaian Trainer, you reported they ended up suffering and promised to continue on the payment of all arrears owed them in your early keep in office. Nowadays, Teachers are even worse off than before your reign. Your lousy financial procedures have eroded the capacity of their just take-residence spend.
In actuality, you have not just disregarded their arrears, you have also launched a wicked Licensure Evaluation which in no way existed prior to you were being sworn into place of work. President John Mahama has supplied his sincerest word to cancel
this avoidable Licensure Examination. Sir, will you nonetheless check with what he is coming back again to do?
Your promoters have projected you as a potent advocate for human rights and no cost speech. The cold-blooded murder of the late promising Journalist Ahmed Suale is a blot on your meant credentials.
Your government has closed down virtually all dissenting media shops and a lot of Journalists have overtly expressed worry of practising less than your routine. Sadly, Ahmed Suale was killed after endeavor an investigative perform which exposed persons in your governing administration and their affiliate marketers.
As aspect of your grand plan to enhance the value of “free speech”, you have amplified Speak Tax by a whopping 50% – President John Mahama is confident on scraping that increment when elected. Will you still request what he is coming back again to do?
Mr President, there are many plan corrections with your administration and since you believe all is effectively, President John Mahama ought to occur again.
Your exit is confirmed by the final results of polls executed by even civil culture groups sympathetic to your governing administration these as IMANI Africa which has unsuccessful your govt in their the latest evaluation, providing you 48/100.
Additional importantly, the Centre for Democratic Advancement (CDD) reported that 59% of Ghanaians surveyed say your federal government is relocating in the erroneous course.
To nail it all, the ‘President of the Streets’, musician Shata Wale will consider 15/100 as the legitimate evaluation of your government’s effectiveness.
Respectfully Sir, your administration has not been value the election end result of 2016.
The verdict is very clear and loud now You Will have to go! Whoever comes after you will not be by your dictates. It is the determination Ghanaians will make on the 7th December 2020.
The moment yet again, I want you a Satisfied New yr and would like for a violence-totally free exit of your administration this yr.
(Ashanti Region, Kumasi)
The Western Area Chairman of the opposition Nationwide Democratic Congress (NDC), Nana Toku, has billed journalists to use the very same yardstick they made use of to evaluate the efficiency of the earlier Mahama administration in examining the Akufo-Addo administration.
Nana Toku claimed it is regrettable that some media practitioners, who viciously criticized the previous NDC governing administration for specific conclusions they deemed undesirable for the nation, have long gone silent and are looking at on whilst the exact and, according to him, even even worse decisions are staying taken by the Akufo-Addo-led governing administration.
The regional chairman expressed the concern when he and his regional executives met media practitioners in the Western Location.
In accordance to the regional management of the celebration, the end-of-calendar year assembly was for the get together to renew its romance with the media although talking about how they could co-exist in furtherance of the improvement of the bash and the Area.
Nana Toku said that there will be quite a few circumstances the place executives and communicators of the party will err in their dealings with the media.
“We are humans. It is attainable for tempers to flare up particularly in the program of advancing a issue about a programme of motion or an executed plan of our social gathering on air. At times that arrives out as an attack and consequently an equal response in some cases from hosts of programmes. That insistence from a party official should not be enough reason to sidestep the fantastic tenets of journalism. Your job as a referee will become suspicious.”
He extra: “There are also occasions in which you will listen to a thing about a member of the social gathering. I can not for any reason explain to you not to run your story. What I will however urge you to do is just to call the human being for his facet of the story for the reason that for every single story there are two sides. When you do that you develop into respectable and credible as well.”
Western Region Secretary of the celebration Joe Nelson underscored the importance of the media and admitted that the accomplishment or or else of political parties mostly rests on how they are portrayed by the media.
“Your job is incredibly vital. You have come to be undoubtedly strategic partners for growth. Whether great or negative you say it. So, we appreciate you a whole lot. So as a lot as feasible we want to have a cordial partnership.”
He, even so, pleaded with media practitioners not to suppose the part of unofficial spokespersons for federal government throughout discussions on policies and programmes of governments as that sends out completely wrong alerts about the professionalism of that individual.
“It is not usually that we will see one particular thing the same way. Our challenge is occasionally, some of you place yourselves in the discussion fairly than being a referee.”
Western Area Organizer of the party Japheth Baidoo also billed media practitioners to be daring and position out to authorities when it is peddling falsehood specifically about tasks.
“A ton of guidelines and programmes of this and past governments may not have been applied if it had not been for your vigilance. You must go on doing so. If you hear the authorities claiming there are selected jobs under the 1D1F in the region and it is not real, we are unable to retain peaceful since we do not belong to the NDC. If you discuss the truth of the matter and govt results in being much more acutely aware about what it has to do and in truth put up two or three factories, under the 1D1F we all will benefit.”
Ghanaian songstress and entrepreneur, Mzbel is hoping for the victory of Ex-President John Dramani Mahama in the impending 2020 common elections in the place.
She bemoaned the untold hardship in the state when talking with Zion Felix on Radio Univers’ Brunch2Lunch Enjoyment Demonstrate.
The 40-12 months-outdated singer stressed that it is needful for the Countrywide Democratic Congress (NDC) prospect to be voted again to electric power to rescue Ghanaians.
Mzbel, acknowledged in non-public lifetime as Belinda Nana Akua Amoah was resolute on Mr John Mahama’s capabilities of curbing the hardship that has engulfed the place.
She disclosed that her tunes enterprise has not been booming after the adjust of govt and a lot of Ghanaians are also complaining about hardships as nicely.
Answering a question on how she was capable to create a pub and other corporations all through the Nana Akufo Addo led administration, Mzbel explained the funding arrives from an investment decision and dollars produced from her music enterprise through the reign of Ex-President Mahama.
The die-really hard NDC sympathizer extra that a large amount of Ghanaian youth are struggling to get work opportunities to do and even endure.
Listen to Mzbel’s interview with Zion Felix beneath.
The founder of True Phrase Prophetic ministry, ProphetNigel Gaisie has already uncovered that in his previous travels to Israel, God revealed to him that previous President John Dramani Mahama will acquire the 2020 election.
Effectively, through the 31st December vigil at his church yesterday, Prophet Nigel finally disclosed the actual proportion JDM will win the election with.
Previous president John Dramani Mahama has stated the determination by govt to introduce new cedi notes does not make logical sense.
According to him, it is illogical for government to be championing a cashless modern society agenda and even now go in advance to introduce new cedi notes into the process, which he stated defeats the cashless push.
“I are unable to comprehend in heaven why we say we are going toward a cashless overall economy, and we say that you simply cannot apparent a lot more than 5,000 cedis off the counter due to the fact we want more persons to use considerably less funds in transactions and then at the identical time you go and print 100 cedi notes and 200 Ghana cedi notes.
“You are unable to recognize what explanation in hell will make any govt imagining logically do a little something like that,” the previous president said whilst addressing the group at the commemoration of the 38th anniversary of the 31st December revolution.
He also alluded to that fact that it does not make perception to introduce new cedi notes when Ghana designs to be part of ECOWAS’ single forex use in West Africa.
“You want to make it uncomplicated for individuals to have huge sums of funds when we say we are setting up a cashless modern society.
“And the even worse thing is Ghana has declared assist to be part of ECO in 2020. If we are heading to be a part of a West African forex, what’s the use of the new notes?” he questioned.
He additional alleged the new notes served as a conduit for people to make revenue out of the printing.
“Is it because somebody needs to print the notes so he receives kick backs? Due to the fact otherwise it does not make any sensible sense.”
Speaking on the topic for the ceremony, “monetization of elections in Ghana, a threat to countrywide advancement and real democracy”, Mr. Mahama accused the Akufo-Addo government of fueling monetization with some of his conclusions as president.
“When you spend 62 million Ghana cedis in 9 months on overseas journey,… and you occur from wherever you traveled and you go back to the persons on the ground and you say vote for me, what will they convey to you, the 62 million you chop, give me some prior to I vote for you. That is obviously monetization,” Mr. Mahama reported.
The Chairman of the National Teaching Council, Eri Nyarko-Sampson has defended the have to have for the instructor licensure exams following Nationwide Democratic Congress (NDC) promised to scrap it.
In an posting, Mr. Nyarko-Sampson reported previous President John Mahama’s mind-set to the examniation was at odds with an instruction development agenda.
He insisted that the “licensing and registration of academics is of worldwide status.”
“UNESCO has instituted instructor taskforce in nations around the world like Ghana, to professionalise training. Certified lecturers are valued in all places in the entire world. Therefore, any regime that undermines the system of instructor professionalism is a destroyer and anti-development agent. So make sure you let us all aid the Ghana Trainer Licensure Examinations (GTLE), which is a popular and common examination for instructors skilled from all parts of the entire world.”
Mr. Nyarko-Sampson also argued that the licensing of academics will also incorporate worth to the job.
“Teaching should really be regarded as as a “first choice career”, and as a profession qualified, I would go to all size to guide in executing whatever it usually takes to professionalize instructing,” he observed.
His remark will come on the again of a statement by John Mahama, who is foremost the NDC into the 2020 presidential election that he will do away with the licensure exams if elected to electricity.
John Mahama, who was speaking in a Fb reside session past week stressed that an advancement in the good quality of training and exams at the Colleges of Education and learning was a lot more vital than the licensure assessment.
But Mr. Nyarko-Sampson is challenging that position.
The examination applies to all instructors who keep the Diploma in Fundamental Education (DBE), Bachelor of Schooling (B.Ed) or a put up-graduate Diploma in Education and learning (PGDE) who want to be utilized by the Ghana schooling provider.
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TO SCRAP THE GHANA Teacher LICENSURE Exams (GTLE)? – WHAT I SEE AND HOW I SEE IT
Reference is designed to the Fb razzmatazz of previous President John Mahama on Monday 23rd December 2019, in the course of which he sought to impugn the professionalization of training. As part of the numerous promises with which he is seeking a occur-back, he states that he will scrap or terminate trainer licensure examinations (the Ghana Instructor Licensure Exams in this situation). His good reasons, he “would see to enhancing training and learning in the teacher training establishments so that the graduates who arrive out would not need to compose the licensure examinations, (and that they would be posted straight, ideal?)’. This assertion has obtained adequate media mileage with the “know-whats” and ‘don’t know-whats” wading in with distinctive views, most of them revealing their absence of being familiar with of the issues. One particular of these kinds of produce-ups I study is purported to have been authored by a former Deputy Minister of Training less than the NDC, Mr. Alex Kyeremeh (at the very least it his name that is on it, and he has not appear to say he did not publish that). Persons who have experienced the likelihood, as I have had, to examine what the gentleman wrote would realize why what took place in our schooling sector transpired. But this publish-up is not about him. I would nevertheless implore audience to get copies on the social media, and read. For Mr. Kyeremeh’s details, there is nothing as “The lecturers licensing education and learning Act 778 of 2008”, which he alluded to. As a previous legislator he ought to know the Functions and their suitable names superior. Worst so, when he has sat in the Ministry of Schooling as a Deputy Minister. Yet again, Mr. Kyeremeh, implies in his write-up that “in-support instructors were not to create examinations”. And this has not transformed till now. So, if he experienced taken some time to study he would not have composed what he wrote, and would have prevented this kind of an shame of peddling falsehood, or performing ignoramus (no malice supposed, make sure you). Practically nothing has transformed, it continues to be the exact same and that is what the National Instructing Council (NTC) has agreed with the trainer unions (the lawful reps of difficult-functioning instructors in Ghana). What the NTC is accomplishing is to consider the biometric information of in-support instructors, and situation them with biometric playing cards (as Ghana Teacher License) right after the payment of a price remaining mentioned with the teacher unions. The Ghana Education Service (GES) is as perfectly associated in the discussion of this process. This license would be renewed immediately after 2 or 3 years with no assessment the moment again, but by developing ideal portfolios and attaining proper points acquired from attending degree/rank-particular steady experienced growth programmes. This is all about it, and practically nothing else. I refuse to examine the other assertions he helps make in that write-up.
So, to the substantive situation, scrapping the Ghana Teacher Licensure Exams (GTLE). What does it indicate to scrap it for the reason(s), Mr. Mahama? What does Mr. Mahama know about the present teacher training? Does he, even know there have been or are any reforms in instructor schooling? Who briefs or advises him on issues relating to instruction, especially teacher training? Undoubtedly not the one who spoke of licensing lecturers in the general public but opposed it privately to extent of scolding and placing on ice everyone who dare shared that see! And unquestionably not Mr. Alex Kyeremeh, one of his deputy ministers in charge of the education ministry.
The Countrywide Educating Council (NTC), has its antecedents from recommendations of the President’s Committee on Critique of Schooling Reforms in Ghana chaired by Professor Jophus Anamuah Mensah, then Vice Chancellor, University Faculty of Education and learning, Winneba, acquiring served in capacities this kind of as Dean, School of Education, and Pro Vice Chancellor, all of the University of Cape Coastline. The Committee was established up by President John Agyekum Kufuor of the New Patriotic Get together (NPP) who located it vital to get inventory of what hashappened in training and primarily based on that, as perfectly as latest developments inthe world wide globe, chart a new path for the long term. The Committee observed below 4.1 that, “In get to make improvements to on the provision of excellent teacher education and learning, tends to make the pursuing suggestions: 1. The Nationwide Training Council need to be established as a coordinating and licensing body” (Conference the Problems of Schooling in the Twenty-Very first Century, 2002). The Committee, even further less than 4.2. Instructor Enthusiasm and Retention, recommended between others that “all certified lecturers should be paid a qualified allowance of15% of their standard income” (ibid).
Consequently, The Instruction Act, 2008, Act 778, which created the Countrywide Teaching Council (NTC) amid other regulatory businesses less than the Ministry of Schooling, mandated the NTC, amongst other features, to professionalise instructing by placing standards for the coaching of academics, to sign up and license instructors, and also to suggest the Minister of Education and learning on issues relating to experienced standing of lecturers.
Professionalization is linked to “promoting the material and ideal interests of an occupational group”(Goodson, 2000, 182), so it includes “the endeavor to gain professional linked with professions” (Whitty, 2000) while professionalism “focuses on the issue of what skills and acquired capacities, what competence is required for the productive work out of an occupation (Englund, 1996, 76). As a career, educating should really be observed as 1 of standing, status, autonomy, and electricity. Advising the Minister of Training, demands offering satisfactory and essential alternate options of what works very best, and would get the function far better accomplished. And a listening minister would problem every single option introduced to him, examine or juxtapose them with worldwide very best practices and go the finest way.
Under Licensing of Academics, (Article 12 of Act 778), Clauses 1-7 chat about the legality of owning the teacher’s license a teacher’s license as the only lawful authorization for teaching a instructor required to maintain the Council’s licensing certificate as evidence of professional standing and authorization for teaching, I quote subsection 7 for emphasis, and schooling “The authorized possession of the Council’s certificate signifies the trainer fulfills the understanding and talent expectations prescribed by the Countrywide Instructing Council, and is duly licensed to teach”. The credentialing requirements for the licensing of lecturers could include a qualified qualifying examination. In some jurisdictions, the approach is referred to as Certification, and which continue to includes some type of assessment which could not be christened exams or checks. To even get a driver’s license, one has to sit at the rear of a personal computer and generate a examination, remember to!!! That is what qualifies a person to sit guiding the steering wheel of a auto. And when the Law enforcement request to see your driver’s license, that which qualifies you to drive, you display it to them. Even then, they check out to see if it is legitimate.
I do not believe it would be missing on Mr. Kyeremeh that, in 2015 throughout the NDC regime underneath the management of Mr Mahama, Report 13, 3(a) of the Act was reviewed alongside one another with pertinent stakeholders to incorporate experienced examination which he (Kyeremeh) is fighting challenging to parry away, although his manager is opposing now(a matter of inconsistency?). May perhaps be, again as over, he never ever established foot at any of individuals conferences, and therefore simply cannot bear in mind. This kind of double standards may possibly be understood, however fairly repugnant as it is.
Remember to, is Previous President John Mahama knowledgeable that Schools of Education and learning have been affiliated to some universities in this country Ghana, and two major or diverse curricula are currently being operate by these 5 universities? Though these types of curricula have been derived from the National Teacher Instruction Curriculum Framework (NTECF) for pre-tertiary stage, there may well be slight discrepancies in material and pedagogy based on institutional differentiations and peculiarities. So how do we examine for mastery or grasp of the minimum knowledge, competencies and competences of the trainees across curricula? How about our persons or other nationals who ended up properly trained less than curricula outside the nation, but wish to educate in Ghana? Transcripts and certificates, right? But how do they measure to our criteria of follow, among some others? Please it is such professional qualifying exams that would help us do that. What happens right after the GTLE, the teachers do one calendar year of nationwide service during which they go through mentorship less than expert teachers, build a expert portfolio for assessment, doing the job via the many domains of the Nationwide Teachers Specifications (NTS), and all that will make them secure and get pleasure from teaching.
Scrapping the licensure evaluation in by itself is not a challenge. What I know is folks who understand what it indicates to write professional qualifying examinations would be quite much appalled. How will Ghana evaluate within just its peers on the African continent? When all African nations are conversing professionalizing instructing to include things like streamlining entry specifications and standards throughout Africa, here we are counting the number of votes that would accrue from these statements. And most especially, when Ghana has been hailed as a fore-runner in teacher professionalization and for that reason nominated to host the 9th Meeting and 11th RoundTable of the Africa Federation of Training Regulating Authorities (AFTRA) from 25th to 30th May well 2020. It went beyond just a nomination.
So, if President Mahama suggests he would make improvements to the high quality of training and finding out in training institutions and abolish the license examinations, what does this indicate with respect to the other professions who commenced crafting these types of exams very long back? That their training curricula depart a ton much more to be preferred that is why they generate professional qualifying exams? And I can cite nurses and midwives, legal professionals, engineers, health-related officers, motorists, surveyors, architects, pharmacists, and so on, and so on, wow! And that is frightening!!! Would he like to apologize to folks of these kinds of professions? What did he want to do with this kind of statements? Demean the lecturers or teaching career? What about the tutors and lecturers who go by means of sleepless nights exploring to put together such students to be the teachers we involve as a nation? Our instructors and instructor-trainees know that such skilled qualifying examinations are not peculiar to Ghana on your own, and set them on the global ranks. They want to find on their own in an profession that can be referred to as a career, and not a semi or pseudo-career. They do not want to hear to countless debates and lectures on irrespective of whether instructing is a career. They want to be in a job, and not an occupation that serves as a “stepping stone” or picked out as a “last resort”. Teaching should really be viewed as as a “first option career”, and as a career pro, I would go to all size to help in executing no matter what it normally takes to professionalize training. I am very pleased of educating as my occupation. Academics should have more, let’s give them additional.
Licensing and registration of lecturers is of international standing. UNESCO has instituted trainer taskforce in nations around the world including Ghana, to professionalise instructing. Licensed teachers are valued just about everywhere in the environment. As a result, any routine that undermines the method of instructor professionalism is a destroyer and anti-growth agent. So make sure you allow us all help the Ghana Teacher Licensure Examinations (GTLE), which is a prevalent and normal assessment for academics skilled from all elements of the world.
The Ministry of Education and learning says abolishing the instructor licensure evaluation will end result in the churning out minimal excellent lecturers.
A deputy training minister Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum who was reacting to previous president John Mahama’s proposal to abolish the examination insisted the assessment is vital to improving excellent training and learning.
Dr Adutwum revealed that a choice in the 2016 price range to put into action the licensure tests, indicating that Mr Mahama fulfilled the teacher unions and agreed to apply the exam coverage.
Immediately after the New Patriotic Occasion took over the governance of Ghana in 2017, it was agreed that the policy was a great for which the governing administration started off its implementation irrespective of agitations by some civil society groups and teachers.
The Minister has as a result expressed fear the previous president has built a u-transform to abolish the licensure examinations.
He described the proposal as unfair.
Reacting to the former president’s responses on the final decision by authorities to obtain previous thoughts for final calendar year pupils of no cost SHS, Dr Adutwum underscored the need to have to get the college students previous issues to support them in their remaining examinations.
He yet again indicated, government has not deserted the E-block educational institutions began by the past administration as is currently being alleged.
He asked the former president to established up a powerful workforce to assist in his campaign.
The Flagbearer of Nationwide Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has declared victory for its party in advance the 2020 normal election.
In accordance to him, he is persuaded that Ghanaians will vote
the ruling federal government New Patriotic Bash (NPP) out of electrical power after evaluating the
ruling of both of those functions.
John Dramani Mahama who also the Previous President reported
the NDC has began its preparatory operate in the direction of the election.
The flagbearer each individual yr goes back again to Bole, his hometown
to celebrate the Xmas festivities and this yr was no exception.
“I am content to be again dwelling. This is all it all commenced. I started out as a young MP and climbed up the ladder as Deputy Minister, Minister and sooner or later Vice- President, and President. Bole is not only my home but the ladder that created me climbed up the politics. I constantly appear back again house to renew my strength, to greet my individuals so if you see me right here it is what I do just about every calendar year. I appear and I interact with my get together executives, we prepare some foodstuff, we feed young children. I came back again home with that objective,” Mr. Mahama stated.
John Mahama added that “Next 12 months is an election yr and as every person understands I’m managing as the flagbearer of the NDC and we have started out executing our preparatory operate and I’m certain that by the grace of God victory will be ours. Future year…one yr from now, we will probably be getting ready to take care of the transition.”
The Former President even more stated that: “They say that
items take place for a function. Almost everything that transpires is important since
regardless of what transpires to you no matter whether it is an adversity or it is a fortune moves you
to the future level and you study practical experience from it…and, so, I believe that whatever
transpired this four many years, it is God that created it happen so that we can see the
variation amongst governance of the two parties…people have witnessed the NDC
and the NPP and they themselves can draw a summary
Environment: There were being no/constrained use of bash colours. The Ghanaian flag gave it a nationalistic experience. The relaxation of the history was rather clear with no other designs or decorations. The bare options allowed viewers to concentrate on the person with no distractions. The inexperienced hash tag was not obvious adequate. In long term other linked electronic information and facts could be presented briefly on display it’s possible as a superscript.
Grade: B+ for environment.
Model/Shipping: Mahama was perfectly composed and appeared self-assured. His voice sounded tired and strained at periods but he was all round quite clear and smooth. There were no breaks and he appeared very a lot at simplicity. His body movements were on stage apart from for circumstances when he utilized the a person arm on desk and the other sideways like the newscasters sometimes do. Didn’t come off way too well on him. He was best when he clasped his fingers with each other. He was major, forthright and properly composed.
Composition/Format: This is where by I experienced major worries. Of course the simple social media features of engagement and immediacy was there but I feel far more could be done in conditions of interaction and immersion. There was a sensation something was lacking. It appeared to me that the methodology for the demonstrate was not properly assumed by means of adequate. If there’s a decision to go with a studio audience then it need to be expansive and broadened out ample, if not they could adhere with a purely on-line audience. The sparse mother nature of the in property viewers felt lacking and didn’t give a pretty robust come to feel.
Content: We all know the significant ideas by now: cancellation of the CST tax, overview of cost-free SHS, development of staple crop processing factories, elimination of licensure tests for instructors, reduction in the amount of ministers etc. Verdict: I’ll leave the coverage men to consider this or acquire a stab. Also Ghanaians are the greatest judges.
Additional credit rating: You’ve acquired to give the Mahamites as I get in touch with them some credit score for their publish-occasion work. They have been very swift, quite focused and pretty inventive in their put up-occasion dissemination. You have got to give it to the fellas at the rear of the scenes. It went as smooth as it could go. Additional do the job necessary in the pre-event dissemination and in the region of generating it much more participating and immersive.