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Nothern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed

The Northern Regional Security Council (REGSEC), has beefed up security in the troubled Yunyoo enclave of the Bunkprugu/Yunyoo district.

This followed sporadic gunshots there over the siting of the capital for the yet to be created Yunyoo District.

As the government prepares to embark on a Solar Rooftop Programme for all its ministries and agencies, an energy consultant believes this initiative is laudable as it will bode well for Ghana’s renewable energy prospects.

Speaking on Eyewitness News, the consultant, Kwabena Nyanteh, however said it is too early to pat government on the back because no concrete plan is as yet being implemented.

The Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition has questioned the need for the setting up of a voluntary education fund by the government.

The Coalition believes that the fund cannot solve the funding challenges the free senior high school education policy will encounter, and has asked government to come clear on how it intends to fund the programme.

Chairman of the Coalition, Bright Appiah told Joy News “If government is calling for a voluntary contribution fund, then it raised uncertainty in terms of how the government is harmonizing some of these scholarships that existed already and how it can feed into the larger policy scheme.”

Parliament has passed the Special Prosecutor Bill making it an Act of Parliament. The bill was passed today, Thursday, November 14, after going through the various stages of the House.

The Office of the Special Prosecutor is aimed at helping the government handle corruption-related issues among state officials in a nonpartisan manner.

Per the Act, an independent prosecutor will head the office and prosecute corruption offenses by state officers.

The Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta has announced that 2,700 extension agents have been recruited under the Planting for Food and Jobs programme which was launched in January 2017.

Presenting the 2018 Budget and Policy statement in Parliament Wednesday, the Finance Minister stated that a total of 500,000 farmers will be registered in 2018 to benefit from the programme.

Nene Naa Ohimeh, Chief of Gomoa Dampase in the Gomoa East District of the Central Region is appealing to the police to help curb a growing trend in his area where children are recruited as land guards.

According to the chief, it is becoming increasingly worrying to see children as young as ten years wielding guns and riding motorbikes terrorizing residents of the area.

Speaking at the commissioning of a Police Station built by his community, Nene Naa Ohimeh, who expressed fear of these children land guards becoming armed robbers in the near future, appealed for immediate intervention from the police.

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