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Minister of Education, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang

Minister of Education, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang

The Government of Ghana has decided to give back the numerous mission schools scattered across the country to its original owners citing lack of proper supervision, moral decadence and lack of proper supervision as its reasons.

A performance review by the government in the educational sector, especially the basic and high schools, has provoked the State to reconsider giving back the mission schools to its original owners. (more…)

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rlg borehole proposal stinks – MP

Dr. Mark Assibey-Yeboah, MP for New Juaben South said rlg's borehole proposal to Parliament stinks

Dr. Mark Assibey-Yeboah, MP for New Juaben South has said local computer assembling plant, rlg’s borehole proposal to Parliament stinks.

The local company under the auspices of its ‘Water for All’ initiative had written to Parliament, inviting each of the 275 legislators to select a site in his or her constituency for a borehole to be drilled at the expense of the company as part of its corporate social responsibility.

But the proposal comes in the midst of the numerous agitations over the tax payer’s money given to rlg Communications Limited by the Government to execute various projects on its behalf.

Dr. Assibey-Yeboah, not content with the proposal believes the move “is intended to compromise MPs.”

According to the MP, it was not the business of rlg Communications Limited, a private entity, to request from Members of the Ghanaian legislature to choose where a project should be cited for them.

To him, the proposal by the ICT company was improper and must be stopped.

“I am in full support of providing boreholes for our people but the one being spearheaded by rlg Communications Limited stinks,” the New Juaben law maker asserted in an a telephone interview.

He added “here is a company which has come under intense pressure for the past several months for misappropriating the tax payer’s money. We’ve seen how the company under its CEO Roland Agambire went about with the SADA, re-afforestation and the Guinea Fowl projects. Parliament has been called upon to scrutinize these projects and here we are with a borehole proposal from same company. This deal when signed on is likely to compromise members.”

Members of Parliament for Adansi Asokwa and Awutu, Kobina Tahir Hammond and Alexander Kwamina Afenyo-Markin had earlier condemned the proposal and called on their colleague MPs to do same.

“I think it’s a strategy to compromise MPs and I, therefore, would not subscribe to that so called borehole drilling by RLG Foundation. I need boreholes in Winneba, but I would look for funding,” Mr. Afenyo-Markin asserted.

Continuing, Dr. Assibey-Yeboah noted that “for good governance, any private person or entity should not have the gut to come to MPs to offer them projects.”

According to him, the best thing rlg Communications could have done was to collaborate with the local Assemblies to undertake the boreholes project, noting “failure to do so make the whole proposal flawed.”

In any case, he argued, it is the business of the Government to provide social amenities, including potable water to the people.

He urged his colleague MPs who hastily signed onto the proposal to “seriously reconsider the offer given them” because “people will judge them one day.”

Mikhail Margelov, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation on Cooperation with African Countries

Mikhail Margelov, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation on Cooperation with African Countries

Russia on Monday declared Africa as a true continent that has been able to overcome poverty and instability that was underpinning its growth.

“The times when the global community considers Africa to be a continent of instability and poverty are already over. Modern Africa has transformed into a continent of dynamic economic growth,” noted Mikhail Margelov, the Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation on Cooperation with African Countries. (more…)

The pronouncement of Mr. Ebo Barton Odro on the Woyome Scandal has earned him a new name in Parliament, Mr. No Case.

The pronouncement by Mr. Ebo Barton Odro on the Woyome Scandal has earned him a new name in Parliament, Mr. No Case.

The sixth Parliament of the Fourth Republic of Ghana seems to have started with a limp. Ghana’s Parliament has gone for a two-week break to enable the leadership find a lasting solution to the congestion problem in the Chamber. (more…)