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Platinum Montessori gets excellence award

Platinum Montessori School, located in the Ga Central Municipality of the Greater Accra Region has been adjudged the overall winner in academic excellence within its area of operation.
Taking up the 1st position out of 201 schools at the district level,the school was also5that the regional level (Greater Accra) and furtherobtained the 11th position at the national level,all inthe 2016 Basic Education Certificate

Re-tool TOR to refine fuel – ACEP to govt

By Isaac Aidoo
The Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) has asked government to adequately resource the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) to enable the national refinery refine fuel to meet government’s new policy on sulfur content in fuels.
We hereby remind government of the need to re-tool the Tema Oil Refinery to be able to refine fuel to meet the new standard.

Rope in rural folk - Dr Duffour to Finance, Insurance houses

By Isaac Aidoo
A former Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG) and former Minister of Finance, Dr Kwabena Duffour has charged players in Ghana’s financial services sector to map out strategies to absorb the huge number of the country’s rural population into the financial system.

100 Days of NPP govt not impressive – Minority

THE NDC minority in Parliament has described as unimpressive the first 100 days of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government.
According to the caucus, the early signs of the party in government have shown that it has failed to honour its pre-election campaign promises.
Instead of an all-action approach towards rolling out their loftily politics and programmes, the initial steps in this government though tentative, gives cause for major concerns, the minority said.

Govt has laid a solid foundation - IEA

DR Eric Osei Assibey, an Adjunct Fellow of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) yesterday declared that the government had laid a solid foundation that would propel it to achieve its electoral promises.
He noted that when the manifesto of the New Patriotic Party was juxtaposed over what it had achieved within the 100 days in office, it deserved some commendations because it had laid the policy framework for smooth take-off.
‘‘We hope the government would continue to take prudent policy decisions that would inure to the benefit of the ordinary Ghanaian and avoid spending outside the budget for the sake of fulfilling election promises,’’ he stressed.

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A DEPUTY Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr. Carlos Ahenkorah, has observed that Ghana as a country and signatory to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement is too tiny to accommodate two Single Window operators in the country.
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‘100 Days of assessment of government is pre-mature’

SOME Ghanaians in Accra have expressed worry over the recently released 100 days achievements of government with the argument that it was “quick, too fast and premature” to assess government in its hundred days in office.
Random interviews conducted by the Ghana News Agency (GNA) at the Ministries in Accra yesterday revealed that many Ghanaian elite thought that the first 100 days for the assessment of any government was not enough since governance spanned over a four-year period.

No salary for 26,589 govt workers, if…

SOME 26,589 public sector workers will not receive their salaries due to their failure to register on the new Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) biometric system.
This is because Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has directed that their names be removed from the payroll commencing April 2017.
In addition, the Minister has also directed the Controller and Accountant-General to suspend the payment of pensions to some 23,029 people because they could not be accounted for in a nationwide head count which ended on the 22nd of October 2016.

Australian High Commission contributes GH¢3.5m to local NGOs

By Curtis MOORE, Accra
THE Australian High Commission in Ghana has officially launched its 2016/2017 Direct Aid Programme (DAP).
DAP is a development assistance initiative that provides local Non- Governmental Organisations (NGOs) with one-off grants to assist their operations.

Delta Force case referred to AG for advice

THE Kumasi Circuit Court Two has adjourned the case in which eight persons, said to be members of a group calling itself the Delta Force, and reported to be aligned with the governing New Patriotic Party, are standing trial for storming a court to free 13 of their colleagues from lawful custody.