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The First Vice Chair of the Public Service Workers’ Union (PSWU) of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), Israel Amenfia has told ATL FM News that there is a total disconnection between the PURC Board and the Commission, the result of which is the manipulation, misinformation and mistrust among workers there.

Following recent agitations by workers of the commission, the Executive Secretary of the Commission in one breath explained that the resigned Director of Public Affairs, Nana Yaa Jantua was invited to a meeting to answer questions to solve financial queries raised by the Finance Department and in another breath, the Board issued a statement suggesting that she was called to come and handover. Mr. Amenfia was speaking to ATL FM News.

The Acting Director General of the Ghana Standards Authority [GSA], Professor Alexander Nii Oto Dodoo  has emphasised that the authority has standards to certify locally brewed gin also known as “akpeteshie”. 

He however points that, the gin just like many other locally manufactured consumables do not come to the authority for certification.

The Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisah Djaba on Wednesday joined several hundreds of school children at the basic level on their first day at school, as they enjoyed the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) for the first time.

Adorned in their brand new popular “tea and bread” uniforms, depicting them as freshers, the pupils amidst endless cheers and smiles received the Minister and her entourage to their schools.

Otiko Djaba at all the schools she visited found time to interact with the pupils and encouraged them to see the school environment as their second home and their teachers as their own parents.

The Gender Minister who visited the schools on behalf of the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said, her mission was to see how the children were faring in school and also check on the operations of the school feeding caterers.

The Sanitation Officer of the Komenda Edina Eguafo Abirem (KEEA) Municipal Assembly, Alex Damptey has supported a call by the Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo for the establishment of special courts that would focus on the prosecution of environmental-related cases.

Justice Akuffo expressed worry over the rapid destruction of the environment due to illegal logging, mining and other uncontrolled human activities which were depleting forest resources.

According to Mr. Damptey the CJ’s call is in the right direction as it would push efforts to sanitize our environment, as a country, a notch higher.