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A former Defence Minister and a leading member of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) is urging caution in the implementation of government’s flagship education policy, the Free Senior High School.

Dr. Kwame Addo-Kufuor says a hasty introduction of the education policy could negatively affect of education quality and create setbacks.

He acknowledges that the Free SHS policy is a good, however, he believes it needs a year or two to take off when the national economy can absorb the cost without resorting to foreign funds.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway has told Parliament that 365 Ghanaians have been officially screened by US immigration officials for deportation to Ghana while 800 Ghanaians working illegally under harsh conditions in Saudi Arabia have opted for voluntary repatriation to Ghana.

Government has given approval to the Ghana Prison Service to recruit 1,000 officers to enhance its performance so as to meet the international best practices in prison administration.

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia made the disclosure in Accra on Tuesday at the inauguration of a 13-member Governing Council of the Ghana Prisons Council.

He urged the Council members to offer their skills and expertise so as to recruit the right calibre of personnel to the expected standards.

The National Tripartite Committee has announced a 10 per cent increase in the daily minimum wage.

As a result, the new minimum wage is 9.68 cedis up from 8.80 cedis. The change will take effect on January 2018.

The decision was taken Tuesday after a marathon meeting held by government, labour and the employers association.

The President’s nominee for Abura Asebu/Kwamankese [AAK], Felicia Aba Hagan has been confirmed the District Chief Executive [DCE] after securing a majority of the total votes cast.

She secures the position after being presented by the president a second after she failed to get the nod in May this year.

Alhaji Inusah Fuseini

Former Lands and Natural Resources Minister Inusah Fuseini has revealed that a recording device found in the office this week was a gift to him.

He said a private citizen working with a private security company presented the equipment to him at a time concerns were being raised about his personal security in the wake of his fight against illegal mining.

Current Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu found the audiovisual recording device placed behind the Coat of Arms hung in the office.

The Chinese medical brigade is based in the LEKMA hospital in Accra which was built in 2010

The Akuapem School for the Deaf situated in Mampong-Akuapem in the Eastern Region of Ghana, on Saturday, July 8, 2017, received a donation from the Ghana Association of Chinese Societies (GACS) and the China Chamber of Commerce.

The support came to the disadvantaged school for the deaf in the form of ten brand new desktop computers as well as a whole day’s medical outreach screening for students, teachers and nearby residents of the community.

In view of this, the members of the GACS visited the Akuapem-Mampong community with an 11-member team of Chinese medical experts including nine doctors and their medical equipment for the purpose of screening for health issues in the school.

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