Private health facilities threaten return of ‘cash and carry’ system

General News of Thursday, 12 December 2019


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Non-public wellness services on the Countrywide Overall health Insurance policies Plan (NHIS) have threatened to revert to the ‘cash and carry’ technique of health care if the governing administration does not handle their reimbursement considerations.

A statement from the Non-public Health and fitness Association of Ghana gave the govt up to December 16, 2019, to tackle the indebtedness.

Amongst their grievances, the services are demanding superb payments spanning as far again as 2018.

The association famous that facility contracts with the govt point out that: “the NHIA will make payments inside ninety (90) times of receipt of a claim until written notice of a dispute or discrepancy is furnished the company within 30 (30) days of the declare.”

According to the Association, the most modern reimbursement protected the month of February 2019 and only 30 per cent of the services have received payment “leaving a huge unsettled gap of nine (9) to 10 (10) months which is a flagrant contravention of the Countrywide Health and fitness Insurance policy Act 852 and the L.I 1809 sections 37 and 38 respectively.”

facilities are overburdened with personal debt from suppliers, banking companies (loans and overdrafts), lack of ability to settle mandatory payments to GRA and SSNIT. Prosecutions and regular harassment have grow to be a disincentive to function.”

The Association also called for an upward evaluate of medicine tariffs, which they say they have not benefited from because 2015.

The team also complained that the removing of the 17.5% VAT on imported medicines led to a 30% cost lower on medication tariffs sanctioned by the NHIA and therefore occasioned “heavy losses”.

“With these revelations in sight, we are initiating a complete scale “CASH AND CARRY” on the 16th of December, 2019 if payments outstanding from 2018 to some of our customers and that of 2019 is not cleared to relieve the intensity of our woes and distress. We know this action will most probably spark an unwanted uproar and erode assurance in coverage execution by but we have no choice.

This is not the very first time the non-public wellness facilities have manufactured this kind of a danger.

In 2018, the Higher East Chapter of Private Healthcare Providers Affiliation of Ghana (PHPAG) identified as on the National Health and fitness Coverage Plan (NHIS) to as a make a difference of urgency suspend the implementation of the 2018 selling price-record for medications else its customers will advise by themselves.

According to them, the downward revision of the rates of prescription drugs less than the NHIS drugs listing without having cognizance of market price ranges coupled with late reimbursement of statements would only hurt their corporations.

Implementing contraflow system for Aayalolo expensive

The Director of Transportation of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) Alex Johnson states resorting to the implementation of a contraflow program to execute the Bus Fast Transit program in Accra will depart the nation with a massive monetary stress.

According to him, the sections of road on which the contraflow is envisioned be on, have to be redesigned coupled with street signage and adequate info about the initiative.

Talking to the media right after an African mobility meeting themed “Facilitating Mobility in the African Metropolis”, Mr Johnson indicated that some actions have to be set in place to get the Aayalolo buses back again in usual visitors when contraflow is not required.

“If we can solve the problems of highway signage or satisfactory general public info to make people today informed that within just these intervals we have contraflow on these sections of the roads then it would make it less . The installations will have to be evident and it will have to be element of the infrastructure design and style.”

“I personally consider that we have to defeat some of these worries simply because of how some of our junctions are intended. It will involve a ton of charge and community sensitization,” he said.

He additional that the very best way to get the above 100 Aayalolo idle buses into use is when the motorists of community transports are produced to be section of the present-day High-quality Bus Technique (QBS).

“I spoke about the business enterprise product solution that allows all the community transportation vehicles (trotros) on the corridors to invest in into the Aayalolo procedure. In its place of using their trotro on the corridors, they are retrained to be the drivers of these buses. It has been completed for the Amasaman corridor but it has not been accomplished sufficient.”

“Let’s provide jointly all the trotro unions who are still operating on the corridors and attempt to go them on to the Aayalolo bus procedure technique. The trotros will deliver travellers from the regional regions on to the main streets and the buses get up from there,” he claimed.

A contraflow is a problem in which automobiles travelling on a main street in just one route have to use lanes that are typically employed by site visitors travelling in the opposite way, because the road is currently being fixed.

African mobility meeting

The event was held in the model-new Ford showroom, in Atlantic Tower, Airport Metropolis Accra.

The conference is section of an itinerant cycle, the African Mobility Meetings, arranged by Optorg in a few capitals of the continent: Douala on November 7 Accra on December 4 and Abidjan on December 11.

Tractafric Motors Company experienced the chance of celebrating the centenary of its father or mother corporation, Optorg Group, a leader in specialised distribution in Africa.

In the framework, a panel of professionals was brought together to examine the matter of financial and social integration: African mobility, with a concentration on urban mobility.

On his section, the Taking care of Director of Tractafric Motors Company, Dominique Hanotaux, hinted of conversations with the authorities to set up an assembly plant in the place.

“In our engagements with federal , they have urged us to look at setting up a manufacturing facility in the country to aid improvement so as I talk to you now, that subject matter is now laid on the desk,” he claimed.

Existing in 23 nations around the world by way of a network of companies and sub-distributors, the Tractafric Motors network features persons and pros a broad range of methods to their transportation requires in partnership with intercontinental brands.

In Ghana, the team offers transportation methods in partnership with Mercedes-Benz and Ford.

GRIDCo blames massive blackout on ‘system disturbance’

The Electricity organization of has blamed the widespread blackout in parts of the state on a technical over and above their region.

Parts of Accra and several areas of Kumasi were being strike with lengthy hours of power outages Tuesday evening. Electrical power was subsequently restored to some parts whilst many others ongoing to endure darkness.

Electric power distributor ECG in a statement on the improvement mentioned it was out of their handle even though blamed the predicament on process disturbance.

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Ghana to introduce an e-Visa system next year – Bawumia

Typical News of Monday, 25 November 2019


Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu BawumiaVice-President, Dr Mahamudu

Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has disclosed that will shortly introduce a new digital-Visa method to aid the method of receiving vacation authorizations.

He stated the transfer forms component of endeavours to enhance the quantity of travellers as effectively as “businessmen” who approach to visit a particular region.

Talking at the 1st Regional Congress on Females Empowerment in the Tourism sector, the Vice president explained tourists will only need to have to total an on-line application type with specifics, which tends to make the visa acquirement , smoother and efficient.

“We want to make it effortless for travelers to take a look at. Ghana will launch an e-Visa future 12 months so it will be easy to vacation. You won’t have to go to an embassy. Just implement on the internet, get your visa and travel. We will launch that up coming year”. He claimed.

Notwithstanding, Mr. Bawumia took the probability to emphasize on government’s determination in the direction of making the place a “business-friendly” one particular, specially with the use of know-how.

By this he intended, the governing administration is leveraging on technological innovation to establish a variety of resourceful methodologies together with the full interoperability of Ghana’s money method which seeks to make payments easy for businessmen and travelers.

“We want to advantage economically from tourism. A single of the big challenges we have for vacationers as they go across occasionally is payment and carrying funds all around. Ghana is going entirely digital. We have launched mobile payments interoperability and following thirty day period we are launching a universal QR code that will get Ghana cashless overtime. So the vacationer can simply spend with no stressing about altering income.” the Vice president extra.

Sixty million dollars needed for Tema Sewage System replacement


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By Isaac Newton Tetteh, GNA

Tema, Nov. 24, GNA – Sixty US
dollars is expected in the hard work to change the total Tema Communities Sewage
, Mr Derick Tata- Anku, the Tema Metropolitan Squander Administration Director,
has said.

The sewage process is around 60 several years-previous and
wanted to be changed, he explained, including that the quite a few leakages men and women see in the
several communities was as a result of the weakening of the pipes that have
the liquid squander to the remedy crops.

Mr Tada-Anku claimed this in an interview with
the Information Company at Tema on the sidelines of an party to mark the 2019
World Toilet Day.

He referred to as on the public to report any
leakage to the suitable place of work for the necessary motion to be taken.

Mr Tada-Anku also advised citizens to
desist from dumping other stable products into their h2o closets the debris
blocks most of the liquid waste from flowing to the treatment method plant.

He expressed issue that lots of residents
within just the Metropolis were not having to pay their sewer service fees and this has made the
management of the sewer process a challenge.

“We do not have the assets to alter the
full sewage system now so assistance us to handle it,” he claimed.


Businesses must be competitive to benefit from free trade system – Ofosu-Dorte

Kodjo Adams, GNA

Accra, Nov 20, GNA –
Mr David -Dorte, a Senior Spouse at AB and David Legislation, Wednesday suggested
Ghanaians organizations to increase their competitiveness in purchase to maximise the
added benefits from the African Free of charge Continental Area (AFCFTA).

“Business Competiveness
suggests getting small expense of ability with aggressive value, tariff totally free and responsibility
absolutely free exports, high-quality goods and products and services, excellent market place share in regional and
intercontinental and political competitiveness,” he described.

“Being aggressive
suggests incorporating value to our raw sources, which would inure to our gains to
be capable to up-scale and create the required work for the teeming youth in

Mr Ofosu-Dorte said
this in Accra at an celebration to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the
Africa Industrialization Working day. It was held under the theme: “Positioning African
Industries to Source the AFCFTA Market”.

Agriculture accounts
for 15 for every cent of the continent’s Gross Domestic Merchandise, with the sector
projected to deliver about $100 billion for every annum.

Below the free of charge trade
market program, the city foodstuff market is expected to also deliver $150 billion
by 2030.

Mr Ofosu-Dorte,
hence, inspired the personal sector to consider edge of the Totally free Trade to
placement their products in the emerging marketplaces, stressing that trade was
largely accomplished by the sector, though the government’s position was more of a

Africa had turn out to be a
strategic area for other continents to do organizations, he reported, including that
it was critical for African nations to also have a strategic way on
trade associated insurance policies to acquire benefit of the free of charge market.

operationalisation of the absolutely free current market would direct to much larger market, responsibility free
exports, price addition opportunities and integrated Africa companies for
socio-financial advancement.

Nations these kinds of as
Mauritius, South Africa, Seychelles, Morocco, Tunisia, Botswana, Algeria,
Kenya, Egypt and Namibia are among the most competitive countries who are
well prepared to get edge of the marketplaces.

Mr Ofosu-Dorte urged
enterprises to up grade the top quality and expectations of their solutions and get the job done to
develop output to be aggressive and fulfill other marketplaces within the

“We require the
political competitiveness of marketplace,” he mentioned. “The private sector must
lobby authorities to fully get from the rewards connected with no cost trade

Mr Patrick Nimo, the
Main Director, Ministry of Trade and Field, for his component mentioned the free
trade process would raise intra-Africa trade and deal with the fragmented
nature of the industry by taking away limitations such as tariffs that inhibit the free
motion of items.

“To harness the
entire positive aspects of the technique, member states are needed to out programme
of actions, such as trade coverage, trade finance, trade details and marketplace

Ghana, he reported, experienced
started out with interventions these as the ‘One District- A person Factory, Smaller and
Medium Enterprises Improvement and Tailor made Administration Reforms to industrialise
its create for sustained expansion.

Ms Rukia Yacoub, the
UN Resident Coordinator, said her outfit would guidance governments to assure a
productive trade facilitation spearheaded by Ghana.

She urged the
govt to generate the enabling ecosystem to draw in overseas investors,
make organizations thrive and as nicely as greatly enhance domestic income.


Government must develop credible monitoring system for agriculture


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Comfort and ease Sena Fetrie, GNA,

Tamale, Nov. 19, GNA
– Mr Ibrahim Akalbila, Coordinator of the Trade and Livelihood Coalition,
has urged government to acquire credible policies to keep an eye on and appraise
agricultural systems to supply reliable info on its general performance.

Mr Akalbila, explained
these types of a coverage would support to analyse government’s functionality for sustainable
programmes to enrich food protection in the country.

He produced the get in touch with in
Tamale through a education workshop for Media practitioners on gender responsive

The occasion was to
practice the Journalists on how to report on gender responsive budgeting to help
them acquire interest in the topic spot and do extensive reporting on.

In accordance to him,
govt really should empower the youth, Girls and Person’s With Incapacity to
obtain the competencies for farming, which he mentioned would market government’s
special programme “the Planting for Foods and Jobs”.

Mr Akalbila pointed out
that as portion of the Planting for Food and Job programme, authorities must
make avenues to endorse and market place farmers and farm make to sustain
fascination and persuade far more youthful persons to venture into the agriculture
sector, which he claimed would advertise the wellbeing of the farmers.

He mentioned that most
of the farmers in the rural parts experienced no obtain to subsidised fertilizers and
some also turned down the seeds staying provided by the federal government professing it did
not meet their focus on desires and said these kinds of difficulties popping up from PFJ should to
be addressed with intensity to deliver sanity into the place.


‘Yes’ vote will end ‘winner-takes-all’ system – NPP

Addressing a press conference in Accra on Monday, the General-Secretary of the party, John Boadu, also allayed fears that the referendum will be to the advantage of the ruling NPP
Addressing a push convention in Accra on Monday, the Normal-Secretary of the celebration, John Boadu, also allayed fears that the referendum will be to the gain of the ruling NPP

The New Patriotic Get together (NPP) has rallied support for a ‘Yes’ vote in the future national referendum.

The governing get together claimed it will do absent with the ‘winner-will take-all’ syndrome that is at the bottom of considerably of the acrimony in Ghana’s politics.

Addressing a push conference in Accra on Monday, the Typical-Secretary of the occasion, John Boadu, also allayed fears that the referendum will be to the advantage of the ruling NPP. 

“There is no inherent advantage for any party but for the Ghanaian people today and the quality of management and providers they get from their neighborhood federal government.

“That is why we began on a of a consensus and it can’t be said that this overall Constitutional Reform exercise is to gain one political social gathering to the exclusion of some others. Indeed, it is somewhat the latest standing quo which favours one particular political get together or at most effective the two key political parties to the exclusion of all others,” he stated. 

In accordance to the NPP’s Normal Secretary, if the advantage was the intention, the President and his social gathering would not be foremost the exercise to give up on his constitutional powers to nominate all Chief Executives of all Assemblies.

However the most important opposition celebration, Nationwide Democratic Congress (NDC) is advocating a ‘No’ vote, of which the NPP describes as hypocritical, judging from the previously stance, Mr Boadu reported, the NPP will however, extend a hand of friendship and charm to the NDC. 

“We will appeal to the NDC to put the national desire initial. The NPP is fully at the rear of the President’s programme and the people’s desire to democratise regional governance and enhance accountability at that degree.

“We are also satisfied to hear that federal government intends to go on participating the NDC and other stakeholders to get this important training of strengthening governance at the grassroots thoroughly again on ,” he reported. 

He additional: “We also call on all patriotic citizens, which include followers of NDC and other events, to do what we all know to be suitable and aid the ‘Yes’ marketing campaign.” 

Video: Poor drainage system poses danger at Adentan


Inadequate at Japan Motors, a suburb concerning Adentan and Ashaley Botwe in the Adentan Constituency has led to the destruction of streets and progressively collapsing their principal bridge.

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According to the residents, hefty downpour floods an additional drainage technique which runs by means of Adentan to Nanakrom posing a dying entice.

Speaking in an interview with, a resident narrated how she almost obtained drowned with her children at the bridge immediately after the rains.

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Another resident, determined as Kwame Danso, claimed persons always drown just after major downpour.

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The people are, so, interesting to the authorities to construct the bridge which is posing a important obstacle to citizens in the region.

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Review tax system to increase revenue mobilization – Coalition

Anthony Apubeo, GNA

Bolgatanga, Nov 9,
GNA – The Higher East Regional Tax Justice Coalition (TJC), an advocacy
group, has called on governing administration to assessment the current tax technique to
the tax web and accumulate a lot more income for countrywide enhancement.

The Coalition reported
taxation was the significant supply of funding for the country’s progress
tasks, on the other hand, about 90 for every cent of the possible taxpayers were being remaining out
of the tax web primary to small mobilization of means for countrywide

This has consequently
compelled Ghana to depend on exterior assist to finance most of the country’s
projects which include streets, universities, and hospitals between others.

The Coalition made
the call at a stakeholders’ assembly in Bolgatanga, structured by the Rural
Initiative for Self Empowerment Ghana (Increase-Ghana), a Non-Governmental
Organization with funding from Action Support Ghana, yet another NGO.

The objective of the
assembly was to make the capacities of Civil Modern society Companies, NGOs and
small business owners between other stakeholders to permit them have interaction in evidence
centered tax justice advocacy and assistance community income mobilization endeavours.

Mr Awal Ahmed
Kariama, the Government Director of Increase-Ghana, reported the Ghana Further than Help agenda
was achievable if measures were taken to develop the tax net to cover all
enterprises and individuals who have been supposed to fork out tax and block all loopholes
in the selection and dispensation of the tax.

The Govt
Director urged the Ghana Earnings Authority (GRA) to increase on tax submitting and
payment devices especially utilizing an on line of payment to enable
taxpayers to quickly and comfortably file and pay back their tax.

Mr Kariama further
urged the Administration of the GRA to intensify their tax compliance instruction to
allow taxpayers fully value the need to sincerely honour their tax
obligations for sustainable national enhancement.

He claimed corruption
was yet another important obstacle that discouraged people today from paying out tax and urged
governing administration to be certain that the numerous taxes collected ended up applied judiciously for
the development and wellbeing of the individuals.

Mr Yussif Musah
Braimah, the Performing Manager, Bolgatanga Little Taxpayer Business office of the Domestic
Tax Earnings Division of the GRA, who took the contributors via the kinds of
taxes, mentioned payment of tax was a law and a constitutional need.

He said write-up 41
of the 1992 Constitution enjoins each individual citizen particularly money earners to
honestly declare their incomes, file their returns and pay back their tax to allow
governing administration finance its budget.

The Performing Supervisor
underscored the want for community cooperation in the helpful mobilization of
the tax and urged the to volunteer info on men and women and
enterprise proprietors who evade tax for appropriate action to be taken.


Local government system should remain non-partisan

Laudia Sawer, GNA

Tema, Nov. 8, GNA –
The Chamber for Governance (ChaLoG) on Friday known as on Ghanaians to vote
No in the impending Referendum to make certain that the regional government process
remained non-partisan.

ChaLoG discussed
that voting Yes would politicised the community governance program versus the
entrenched clause Article 55(3) of the 1992 Structure.

The clause point out
that: “Subject to the provisions of this Report, a political occasion is free of charge to
participate in shaping the political will of the men and women, to disseminate
facts on political concepts, social and financial programmes of a countrywide
character, and sponsor candidates for elections to any community business office other than
to District Assemblies or lessen nearby governing administration units”.

ChaLoG in a
statement collectively signed by Dr Richard Fiadomor, President Mr Romeo
Akahoho, Government Secretary Alhaji Ibrahim F. Faila, Public Relations
Officer and Mr Joshua Quist, Exclusive Duties and manufactured available to the
News Agency at Tema mentioned.

They mentioned that
Ghana was not ready for introduction of absolutely blown partisan politics at the
neighborhood governing administration amount introducing that a Certainly vote would have dire implications
like enhance in corruption.

“The consequence of
the proposed amendment, will guide to enormous corruption in our various MMDAs as
most MMDCEs are most most likely to misappropriate the economic assets of the

“To definitely defray
the expenses incurred in possessing to go by means of the a variety of processes if
political functions are associated as opposed to the only just one stage of soliciting
votes directly from the voters devoid of the payment of filing costs,” the
assertion mentioned.

According to
assertion, the modification would also lead to the politicization of improvement
undertaking as they claimed they have read severally that appointed MMDCEs
intentionally delayed the launch of the MPs share of the District Popular Fund
to Users of Parliament belonging to the opposition bash.

They stated that
towards this background, GhaLoG foresee significant politicization of primary
enhancement undertaking in districts and electoral locations throughout the region as
they considered MMDCEs would most probable favour Assembly Customers who belonged to
their political parties in the allocation of fiscal assets.

“These actions will
be undertaken ostensibly to consolidate the gains for their political celebration and
deprive their political opponents of improvement jobs with the check out to
annex individuals electoral areas for their political celebration in the following District
Degree Elections,” the statement mentioned.

ChaLoG also
indicated that they foresee a conflict involving Assembly Members and Device
Committee Customers as Unit Committee belonging to the ruling bash would
undermine the authority of the opposition Assembly Users.

“A Of course vote for the
modification,” they said would lead to a dip in earnings mobilisation of the
Assemblies as any motion taken towards a enterprise or residence owner would be
considered to be an attack on them especially if they belonged to the opposition.

Other consequences
they outlined ended up power participate in concerning opposition Main Government Officer and
Coordinating Director and political interference in the work of MMDCEs and
electrical power enjoy between them and MPs.

ChaLoG questioned
which party’s manifesto an opposition MMDCE’s are essential to out.

ChaLoG thus
called on Ghanaians to turn up in their figures on Tuesday December 17, 2019 to
reject the proposal to amend Short article 55(3) by voting NO (Dim Brown Color) to
maintain Ghana’s area government method non-partisan for a whole and holistic
progress in the various MMDAs devoid of partisan politics.


DVLA urges public to adhere to Digital Transport System guidelines

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) has called on drivers, motor vehicle owners, experience-hailing providers to notice all rules supposed for organizations who strategy to indicator up to the Electronic Programs (DTC) in the state to assure their security and stability.

The tips were being issued by DVLA, in session with the Ministry of Transport, National Highway Security Fee, the MTTD of Law enforcement Service and other vital stakeholders.

Between other things, it said that, the owners of autos must existing their vehicles, like the Auto Registration Certification, (VRC) to the Transportation Centre (DTC) for verification and authentication, in situation they approach to indication up to the .

“The proprietor should current the auto, which includes the Motor vehicle Registration Certificate, (VRC) to the Electronic Transportation Middle (DTC) found at the DVLA Head Office at Cantonments, Accra, for verification and authentication,” the assertion observed.

“Where the owner is not able to be physically present, his/her agent need to current a duly signed Electric power of Lawyer document at the DTC and the representative have to also present a valid ID document (Driver’s Licence, Passport, National ID etc) in get to comprehensive the course of action,” the assertion added.

Among other rules, the statement urged all motorists to current their Driver’s Licence to the DTC for verification and Authentication. In contrast to in the case of the car owner, the driver must be physically existing for this action.

The Authority also known as on the electronic transport technique service provider to offer evidence of business registration to the Authority to be signed on to the DTS Process and at the time they are signed on, only confirmed and authorized cars and drivers have to be enrolled on your platform.


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‘Bogus’ University Affiliation System To Be Dropped – Prof. Yankah

Prof Kwasi Yankah

The Minister of Education and learning in-demand of Tertiary Training, Professor Kwasi Yankah claims the governing administration is operating to reduce the cumbersome mother nature of the affiliation procedures for personal Universities in the region.

Professor Yankah produced the remark when he was talking at the 18th Graduation and 28th Matriculation at the Catholic College University of at Fiapre in the Bono Region.

In all, 550 learners graduated with a Masters in Company Administration and Submit Graduate Diploma in Education. 540 clean students were also matriculated.

Professor Kwesi Yankah indicated that government is examining the affiliation approach for non-public universities to assist personal universities in the region to expand.

He also indicated that a new policy to switch the existing one will not compromise the top quality of tuition in personal universities.

“Fortunately, barring surprising hitches in Parliament, Ghana’s affiliation method will quickly be jettisoned and viewed as a thing of the earlier beneath the Federal government of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo,” he mentioned.

The Vice-Chancellor of the Catholic University Higher education of Ghana, Professor Daniels Obeng-Ofori talking at the ceremony mentioned that the College has set in an software to be granted Presidential Constitution to be an autonomous College to situation its have certificates.

Professor Obeng-Ofori observed that an Endowment Fund, which is just one of the requisites for the Presidential Constitution is staying reinforced, and urged stakeholders to assist it.

“I have started out viewing all the Dioceses to reinforce the significance of the Endowment Fund towards the existence of the College. As we keep on to pray for profitable results of these endeavors, I would like to make a unique attraction to all our stakeholders and close friends to help this deserving by contributing generously towards the Endowment Fund,” he reported.

Professor Obeng-Ofori also disclosed that seventeen programmes are at this time undergoing accreditation and affiliation processes.

Dean of the Faculty of Well being and Allied Science, Dr. Vitalis Bawontuo who supervised the 1st batch of college students to comprehensive a Masters in General public and Bachelor of Nursing expressed his joy for getting a element of this new class.

He also admonished them to set to use what they learnt to the rewards of patients they would appear into contact with.

The all round finest college student, Sister Felicity Amikiya, who provided Bachelor of Instruction in English Language told Citi Information that the success she chalked did not appear on a silver platter.

“It has not been uncomplicated at all. When I began, I did not know my left from right. I was asking yourself how I was going to make it. Coming to the University for the to start with time was a wonderful joy but at the exact same time, I experienced combined inner thoughts for the reason that I didn’t know how I was going to make it, owning stayed away from faculty for a pretty lengthy time.”

“I accomplished secondary faculty, went to the schooling higher education right before likely to the convent to grow to be a sister so it was under no circumstances effortless when I was requested to appear to school. But via tricky operate and support from my colleagues, I am here today as the greatest university student,” she stated.


University Affiliation System Is ‘Bogus’ – Prof. Yankah

The Minister of Education in-charge of Tertiary Schooling, Professor Kwasi Yankah claims authorities is performing to decrease the cumbersome mother nature of the affiliation processes for personal Universities in the region.

Professor Yankah produced the remark when he was speaking at the 18th Graduation and 28th Matriculation at the Catholic College School of Ghana at Fiapre in the Bono Area.

In all, 550 college students graduated with a Masters in Enterprise Administration and Publish Graduate Diploma in Education and learning. 540 clean pupils had been also matriculated.

Professor Kwesi Yankah indicated that authorities is examining the affiliation method for private universities to assist private universities in the state to grow.

He also indicated that a new plan to replace the existing a person will not compromise the high quality of tuition in non-public universities.

“Fortunately, barring unexpected hitches in Parliament, Ghana’s affiliation procedure will soon be jettisoned and viewed as a matter of the previous underneath the Govt of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo,” he said.

The Vice-Chancellor of the Catholic University College or university of Ghana, Professor Daniels Obeng-Ofori talking at the ceremony mentioned that the College has put in an application to be granted Presidential Constitution to be an autonomous University to concern its personal certificates.

Professor Obeng-Ofori observed that an Endowment Fund, which is 1 of the requisites for the Presidential Constitution is remaining reinforced, and urged stakeholders to assistance it.

“I have started off traveling to all the Dioceses to enhance the importance of the Endowment Fund to the life of the University. As we go on to pray for thriving results of these endeavors, I would like to make a specific attractiveness to all our stakeholders and friends to guidance this deserving study course by contributing generously in the direction of the Endowment Fund,” he explained.

Professor Obeng-Ofori also disclosed that seventeen programmes are at this time going through accreditation and affiliation procedures.

Dean of the College of Wellness and Allied Science, Dr. Vitalis Bawontuo who supervised the 1st batch of college students to complete a Masters in General public and Bachelor of Nursing expressed his joy for remaining a aspect of this new study course.

He also admonished them to set to use what they learnt to the positive aspects of people they would arrive into get hold of with.

The over-all most effective college student, Sister Felicity Amikiya, who provided Bachelor of Instruction in English Language instructed Citi Information that the accomplishment she chalked did not come on a silver platter.


“It has not been straightforward at all. When I began, I did not know my remaining from right. I was pondering how I was likely to make it. Coming to the University for the initial time was a fantastic joy but at the similar time, I had combined inner thoughts because I did not know how I was going to make it, acquiring stayed absent from university for a pretty lengthy time.”

“I finished secondary university, went to the teaching college or university right before likely to the convent to into a sister so it was never ever simple when I was asked to appear to faculty. But by way of hard perform and aid from my colleagues, I am below right now as the best pupil,” she said.


Central University gets 401 kilowatts solar system

Morkporkpor Anku, GNA

Dawhenya (GAR), Oct.
15, GNA – Yingli Namene West Africa Constrained, Photo voltaic Electricity creating, building
and Installation Business, in partnership with Ecoligo, has commissioned a 401
kilowatts photo voltaic techniques for the College campus at Miotso, Dawhenya.

The procedure, which
cost 445,000 euros, is to cut the University’s electrical energy charges and also
enhance the contributions of renewable vitality in the energy combine.

Professor Bill
Buenar Puplampu, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, talking at the
Commissioning, explained the expense of energy in conditions of the typical grid had
been overpowering, “we are paying out above a million cedis well worth for energy in a
12 months.”

He said preliminary data
from their associates indicated that they would be saving a little something in the area
of 40 for each cent year-on-year.

He stated for a
university that will get revenue from nowhere other than from the service fees of
pupils and their founders, earning these personal savings on their energy
intake would greatly affect the actions of the University.

The Vice Chancellor
said what the College experienced to do was to provide the land and the necessary
administrative program to make confident that the system was place in location.

“We also did some
investment close to $50,000 for this issue to be finished, but for the plant by itself,
Ecoligo presented the crowd finance, sourcing all the funds for the venture,
whilst spend later on with a 15-12 months timeline,” he additional.

Mr Seth Mahu, the Deputy
Director in Cost of Renewable Strength at the Ministry of Strength, recommended the
leadership of the College for its demonstration of staying a person of the initially
privately-owned tertiary establishments to incorporate renewable energy
technological innovation, notably electrical power into its electric power offer.

He mentioned it was the
dedication of the Ministry to endorse the penetration of the Renewable Electrical power
sources into the Nationwide Vitality combine.

He claimed it was the
plan of federal government to create the enabling environment for the private sector
to drive the growth of the Nation.

Mr Frederick Kenneth
Appiah, Main Programme Officer in Cost of Renewal Electricity at the Vitality
Fee, counseled the College for taking this great action to
“environmentally friendly” the university.

He reported the
Fee as a specialized regulator and promoter of renewable electricity and power
efficiency had set up the essential regulatory and licensing framework, which
guided organizations that want to interact in a business activity in the renewable
electrical power space.

He mentioned the
Commission was also keen in advertising the use of renewable energy engineering as
Ghana was blessed with ample photo voltaic power.

Mr Firmin Nkaleum
Ngassam, the Managing Director of Yingli Namene West Africa, mentioned the facility
was a break up and set up on two websites.

He mentioned they ended up
specially energized that Central College prolonged its foresight into the
supply of electrical power to satisfy its demands and this would assist lessen price tag and permit
for increased investments in infrastructure to accommodate far more college students.

He mentioned it would
also lessen carbon dioxide emissions and make the campus friendlier to pupils
and employees.

Madam Emma Patmore,
the Advertising and marketing Manager, Ecoligo mentioned the firm protected upfront expense of the
photo voltaic technique, funding just about every job by way of the Ecoligo investment decision crowd finance
system in Germany.

She said they also
regulate the set up and upkeep of just about every system, in collaboration with
their specialized companions like Yingli Namene.


‘I Don’t Really Understand How The Double-Track System Works; It Is Very Confusing’ – Shatta Wale

Ghanaian Dancehall artiste, Charles Nii Armah Mensah who is widely recognised as Wale is one particular of numerous Ghanaians who do not realize the double-keep of procedure which is getting implemented at numerous Senior Substantial Colleges in the country.

In his check out, it’s a little bit intricate and challenging to completely fully grasp how it capabilities because when he was going to faculty back then, the system was diverse.

“I don’t see how the double-monitor program capabilities when I was going to faculty it wasn’t like how it is. It is perplexing,” Shatta Wale stated.



SHS double-track system difficult to understand – Shatta Wale

Shatta Wale

Dancehall act, Shatta Wale, suggests he does not recognize the double-keep of procedure being applied at different Senior High Educational institutions (SHS) throughout the state.

According to him, it is a little bit complex and challenging to
comprehend for the reason that “when I was going to university back then, it wasn’t like this.”

The tutorial yr for initially-calendar year SHS college students started off on September 11, 2018 with the graduation of a new educational technique – the double-keep track of method of education and learning launched by the governing administration.

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Contrary to the solitary-track technique, the new process divides the entire college student entire body and personnel into two distinctive tracks. This means that even though a person keep track of is in school, the other is on holiday vacation.

Sharing his thoughts on the new process, Shatta Wale claimed however the double-keep track of technique has been in the for in excess of a yr, men and women like him can hardly realize how it performs.

“I never see how the double- process features, when I was heading to university it wasn’t like how it is. It is baffling,” Shatta Wale explained on Great Evening Ghana with host Paul Adom-Otchere.

The ‘Already’ hitmaker bemoaned how difficult it had become for college students to know the names of Ministers of Condition in college.

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“Gone are the times when you can effortlessly know the ministers we have in the country. Now go on the streets and individuals don’t even know them. The politicians are only us,” Shatta Wale stated.

When the host asked Shatta Wale if he would like to acquire first-hand education and learning from Deputy Minister of Education in-cost of Common Training, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, he replied:“Even if he explains it to me, it won’t function. They must rather make it a lot easier for everyone to realize.”

Supply: | Dennis K. Adu

NABCo To Introduce Cock-in System To Monitor Deviant Beneficiaries

The Nation Builders Corps (NABCo) has announced designs to introduce a clock-in and clock-out to assist check and sanction beneficiaries who absent themselves from duties.

Baba Mohammed, the Bigger Accra Regional Coordinator of NABCo, who announced this at a media briefing in Accra on Thursday, to outline functions earmarked for its one particular-yr anniversary, stated the marketing consultant that formulated the software was conducting a examination-operate and would before long be operationalised.

Offering a rundown of the successes chalked by NABCo since its inception a yr ago, Hajj Mohammed mentioned the Higher Accra region acquired a full of 31,809 trainees, representing 21.12 for every cent of the complete nationwide NABCo workforce deployed across the country.

They were deployed below modules this kind of as Educate Ghana, Wellness Ghana, Feed Ghana, Digitise Ghana and Earnings Ghana, to support equally general and sector institutions to out some national initiatives, like the electronic addressing technique, national identification plan, income selection and make improvements to care supply.

Mr Baba Mohammed claimed report from some partner organisations was positive and discovered that some NABCo trainees had been performing past expectations and that some organisations were considering programs to recruit them on everlasting foundation.

The Regional NABCo Coordinator discounted assertions that NABCo was not spending month-to-month allowances of some trainees, outlining that, some beneficiaries unsuccessful to give relevant info for monthly validation inspite of sending month-to-month textual content messages to remind them, as a result the occasional stories of delays in allowance payment.

He discussed that all those who presented every month updates of their engagements as a result of the online validation portal did not experience issues with their every month stipends.

Responding to beneficiaries nevertheless acquiring allowances regardless of leaving NABCo work, he mentioned absolutely nothing of that kind existed in the programme simply because NABCo District Supervisors and Coordinators were being in continuous contact with trainees on the discipline on a regular basis, to monitor their functions and absenteeism.

He, consequently, requested people today and organisations that experienced evidence, on the contrary, to notify Management of NABCo, in order to conserve the taxpayers’ money from likely waste.

Some programme lined-up for the one-calendar year celebration incorporated Inter-Zonal Gala on Friday, October 11, health and fitness screening for inhabitants of Agbogbloshie on Saturday, Oct 12 and a Regional Durbar at the Accra Metropolitan Assembly Metropolis Centre on Monday, October 14.

The generation of NABCo is intended to address graduate unemployment circumstance in the region, with each and every beneficiary entitled to get GHc700 regular monthly allowance for the next 3 several years.

Authorities would assist beneficiaries that exit the programme after three yrs, with get started-up instruments and capital to start out their own organizations.

About 100,000 graduates had been recruited under the programme and duly commissioned on May possibly 1, 2018, by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the Black Star Square in Accra.


IMF praises Ghana’s ‘favourable’ economic system – Assibey-Yeboah

Mr Assibey-

Authorities claims the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has provided ’s economic system a thoroughly clean invoice of due to the fact it continues to be favourable.

Chairman of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, Mark Assibey-Yeboah, told journalists Wednesday that the IMF team which is in the state for consultation is impressed with the administration of the economy, post the country’s 3-yr prolonged credit score facility programme.

The crew met with the Finance Committee as component of its mission in Ghana and held conversations on macroeconomic functionality, income mobilisation, the financial sector clean up up and issues bordering on Ghana’s exit of the IMF programme.

“They [the IMF team] said the macroeconomic condition remains favorable. Those people ended up the phrases of the Mission Chief,” Mr Assibey-Yeboah said.

In accordance to the chairman of the parliamentary committee, the IMF delegation main projected GDP development for 2019 at 7 per cent a reduction from the authentic 8.8 per cent.

“Inflation is now at 7.8% and if you glance at the development above the previous 13 months or so, it is not predicted to rise”. Dr. Assibey-Yeboah said.

Dr. Assibey-Yeboah further more disclosed that the IMF staff praised Ghana for the easy manner it conducted the banking clean up-up exercising.

“As regards the banking sector thoroughly clean-up…what I gathered from them is that the full procedure has been easy and it definitely amazes them. For you to solve all these banking companies, microfinance establishments and S & L’s inside a quick period of time and still have financial stability, all those at the helm should be executing some thing superb. What they have attained is amazing”, he claimed.


Kurt Okraku pledges to improve judicial system of Ghana Football

Common Information of Tuesday, 8 October 2019


KESO.jpegGhana FA Presidential hopeful, Kurt Okraku

Ghana FA Presidential hopeful, Kurt Okraku has proposed to reform to the judicial program of the Association when elected as its boss later on this month.

Kurt pledged to improve the ‘prosecutor ’ that was set in position by the erstwhile Nyantakyi-led administration.

Speaking throughout his fulfill-the-press session in Sunyani, Kurt produced persuasive arguments in favor of amendments that will revolutionize how the guidelines of the game are enforced.

“Don’t we want to build a products that will be intriguing to the corporate world?

If we stick to the outdated technique we will not bring in the interest of the corporate environment.

The good thing is, immediately after again and forth arguments, this prolonged highway map was lessened to a few times.

3 times for you to fill your scenario following the activity, 3 days for the respondent and another three days for the applicant.

I believe that we want a technique that does not enable points to be taken from the board space as a simple principle.

Of program if you go from the law, you be punished, but let us make the program anti-board space details.

If you know that a player is unqualified, on the day of the sport compose your protest utmost 24 hours, at the time you publish your and there is a reaction in just 24 hrs the circumstance will have to be presided on.

The last administration launched the prosecutor system, this is the system we intend to boost, we will a program that’s anti-board home details .

So that we have a secure calendar to create a product to market”