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998 presidential staffers: govt should stop defending the indefensible

MUSTAPHA ABDUL-HAMID, the Minister of Information, in defense of the staggering 998 presidential staffers under the Nana Akufo-Addo led administration, has said the number of staffers at the Presidency shouldn’t matter to us, but a commitment to protect the public purse should be the issue. According to him, in 2017 …

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Double salary: Controller General’s suggestion apt

THE PAST weeks have witnessed allegation of some functionaries of the erstwhile National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration taking double salary as Members of Parliament (MPs) and Ministers of State.   Per the law, appointees of government who are MPs are enjoined to opt for either the salary of a legislature …

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A trip to Ho and back: Many stalled projects seen

I WAS privileged to be part of a group that went to Ho last week for a conference on rural banking. The conference took place at the newly built Volta Serene Hotel and everything went well there. It’s built on a hill and in the night when you look out …

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Arrest of fake candidates: thumbs up to WAEC

SO FAR, measures put in place by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) to tauten security and ensure the integrity of the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination, appear to be yielding positive results. Cheats who hired miscreants to write the exam on their behalf are laughing at the …

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State sponsored funerals are a drain on the economy; change it

FUNERALS SEEM to have taken centre stage in our lives these past few years and it’s extremely worrying to those who have the economic well-being of the nation at heart. Funerals generally take a toll on the economy but when they are held on Fridays and are state-sponsored the magnitude …

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NCCE must be proactive!

RECENTLY GHANA was ranked among the most corrupt countries in the world and with such poor ratings; the National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE) said it was rolling out a nationwide anti-corruption campaign to school Ghanaians. The move was occasioned by and premised on our poor performance in the 2017 …

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Comet shows the way!

EXACTLY A month ago, the DAILY HERITAGE published a front page story captioned ‘Soldier on rampage at Mallam Market, Destroyed 185 bags of salt’, which highlighted the plight of market women at Mallam and their call for compensation from the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources. The banter between the …

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JOSPONG should concentrate on genuine and transparent business

I’m afraid the name JOSPONG doesn’t resonate well with a lot of Ghanaian patriots and the earlier the chief executive of this group purges himself the better it will be for him and his business.   At the moment, there is too much dirt thrown at him and his companies …

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Occultism should not be countenanced in schools

OCCULTISM, WHICH is defined by some scholars as the study of occult practices, including but not limited to magic, alchemy, extra-sensory perception, astrology, spiritualism and divination, is fast gaining grounds in some educational institutions in the country. It would be recalled that about two years ago, 22 students of Wesley Girls Senior High School in Cape …

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Why should residents of Afa Yile pay for the sins of others?

  PRESIDENT NANA Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has, since assuming office, forcefully fought illegal mining, popularly known as galamsey. Various stakeholders have met and and a number of measures, including combat operations against the illegal miners, put in place to save the country’s water bodies and preserve its forest. So far, …

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