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MP For Ahafo Ano South-East Presents School Bus To Sabromum Methodist SHS

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A colourful ceremony was held at Sabronum on Friday February 18, 2022, to mark the official handing over of a plush school bus to the Sabronum Methodist Senior High School.

The arrival of the first school bus of the school since its establishment in 2008, was met with jubilation by students, teachers, parents and local authorities who had desired for one for over a decade.

Speaking to the enthusiastic gathering before handing over keys to school bus to the district directorate of education, the Member of Parliament for Ahafo Ano South-East,Mr Francis Adabor-Manu said the procurement of the bus forms part of the government’s agenda to provide academic excellence.

He said the bus is being delivered to selected SHS across the country to support administrative work, improve students’ safety in field work, and participating in sporting and academic competitions outside the school premises.

He reiterated the government’s commitment to provide quality education and build human capacity. He therefore urged the people to support the government in diverse ways to succeed.

To address infrastructural challenges of the two SHSs, Adugyama and Sabronum SHSs in the District, he said , he has officially appealed to the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GET Fund) and Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) for support.

He told the gathering, himself and the District Chief Executive(DCE), Mr Thomas Owusu Ansah are working tirelessly to improve the state of the schools, particularly the two SHSs by providing the needed logistics and infrastructure.

For his part, the DCE thanked the MP for enormous support offered to the district directorate of education, and pledged to work together for the good of the District.

” Myself and my father- MP, are doing our possible best to make sure there is conducive atmosphere for teaching and learning in our schools, so that students will have no excuse to not learn and pass in their examinations”, stated with emphasis.

He reaffirmed his desire to support students in District to climb higher on their academic ladder by offering full academic sponsorship for brilliant students.

Mr Hamid Kramo, District Director of Education in recounted the MP’s contribution to education in District.

He mentioned that, there’s no way authorities at Sabronum Methodist SHS in particular, will write the history of the school without recognising the role Mr Adabor-Manu played.

” We are privilege to have MP who is much concerned about providing quality education in this District. His contribution to the success of Sabronum Methodist SHS is unprecedented”, he stated.

He is confident that, with continuous support from the PM and the DCE, challenges confronting education will be addressed.

The Headmaster of the school, Rev. Peter Nimo on behalf of the authorities thanked the government, MP and DCE in particularly, for their roles in provision of the school bus.

He said that, the bus has come to address transportation problem that has bedeviled the school, for instance, transporting students for academic and sporting activities.

He promised to use it judiciously to meet the purpose for its provision.

He used the opportunity to appeal to farmers who have been encroaching the school land for farming purposes to stop since that could cause the future of the school.

Nana Awuah Gyau Atuoni, Gyaasehene of Sabronum, was full of praise for the MP and DCE for working together to develop the District.

He asked school authorities to take full responsibility to take good care of the school bus to prolong its use and purposes for which it was provided.

He joined the Headmaster of the school to appeal to farmers to stop encroaching school land, adding that, anyone who would be found farming on land demarcated to Sabronum Methodist SHS would incur the wrath of the traditional authority.

Present at the durbar to handover the school bus were Mr Kaleem Abdallah Adam, District Coordinating Director, Mr Kwadwo Owusu Ansah, constituency chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), assembly members and some heads of department.

Thomas Awuah Asem, Sabronum.

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National: 2023 Budget: TUC to reject government’s salary projection of ₵44.9m

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After several attempts to reach an agreement with government over an increment in their base pay, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) is expected to meet government on Wednesday to finalise a deal.

But before that meeting gets underway, the Trades Union Congress is warning that it will not accept government’s projections in the 2023 Budget.

The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, reading the 2023 Budget in Parliament projected compensation of employees at GH¢44,990 million (5.6% of GDP).

Earlier, government also proposed a 12% salary increment during the last negotiation with Organised Labour but it was turned down.

 

Speaking on JoyNews’ PM Express on Tuesday, Deputy General Secretary of TUC, Joshua Ansah stated that they would not agree to the projected figure.

According to Mr Ansah, government must expect a fight if they turn up at the meeting with the same proposal.

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“There is no way Organised Labour is also going to accept what has been put in the budget. Well, if the government has made up its mind that it is the way it thinks that he can actually force down the throat of workers, then we are in for a big fight, because there is no way government can pay anything below what we are expecting,” he said.

He noted that Organised Labour will not compromise on their demand for 60% increment in their base pay.

Meanwhile, the President of the Ghana Medical Association, Dr. Justice Yankson says government has created a problem by not reaching an agreement with the labour unions earlier.

JoyNews/AdomNews · Dr Yankson on organised labour and government’s negotiations
He believes the current mess could have been prevented.

“These are some of the problems that sometimes we create for ourselves. We had a whole period in which we could have sorted these things, we waited to the last end. Now we can see that we are on a collition course, it is clear,” he said.

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Politics: Wenchi High Court throws out petition against NPP MP’s 2020 election victory

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A Wenchi High Court has thrown out a petition against New Patriotic Party (NPP) legislator in the Techiman South 2020 election.

The petitioner was seeking the nullification of the poll which saw the NPP candidate, Martin Agyei Mensah Korsah, emerge victorious.

But at the hearing Wednesday, the court explained that the NDC 2020 Parliamentary candidate, Christopher Bayere, who was pursuing the matter, failed to prove the burden of petitioning.

The court was attended by some leaders of the NDC including General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia.

Wenchi High Court throws out petition against NPP MP’s 2020 election victory
He was sighted leaving the court premises a few minutes before the judgement.

The NDC Parliamentary candidate had contested the EC’s verdict which gave the NPP’s candidate victory with 49,682 votes representing 50.2 percent of the total valid votes cast, whilst the NDC’s candidate had 49,205 votes representing 49.8 percent of the total valid votes cast.

The NDC Parliamentary candidate insisted that the figures were not a true reflection of the election.

According to him, per the pink sheets of the NDC agents at each of the 267 polling stations, he garnered 50,306 votes in the Parliamentary election whilst the 1st Respondent polled 50,013 votes.

Wenchi High Court throws out petition against NPP MP’s 2020 election victory
Electoral Commission fined in 2021

In August 2021, the Electoral Commission of Ghana was fined GH¢4,000 by the court after the Court refused to grant the EC’s request for a stay of proceedings in the dispute on July 30, 2021.

Wenchi High Court throws out petition against NPP MP’s 2020 election victory
The EC’s application for a stay of proceedings was to enable it to file a motion to challenge the ruling of the Court at its previous sitting, when it granted the petitioner a motion to amend the title of the writ.

TCounsel for the EC, Emmanuel Addae said the stay of proceedings was to enable him to file supplementary statements in support of the application filed by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) candidate, Mr Christopher Beyere Baasongti.

However, reacting to the EC’s stay of proceedings, the Counsel for the petitioner, Justin Teriwajah argued that the motion was frivolous and unnecessarily geared towards delaying the adjudication of the case.

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Football: Asamoah Gyan’s run, Bagbin’s dance and Black Stars fans’ clean-up as fans celebrate S. Korea win in style

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It was the much-needed win for Ghanaians who were largely sitting on tenterhooks for the final quarter of the game.

And from the reactions, after the South Koreans netted a quickfire double between the 58th and 61st minutes, something had to definitely happen.

Kudus rose to the occasion, found himself at the end of a Gideon Mensah cross and curled the ball past the goalkeeper to restore Ghana’s lead and eventually sealed the game for Black Stars.

Asamoah Gyan’s run, Bagbin’s dance and Black Stars fans’ clean-up as fans celebrate S. Korea win in style
The 68th-minute winner triggered a thunderous celebration across the country and on social media.

Despite late attempts from the Koreans, the game ended 3-2 with Ghana earning a vital win in Group H.

Asamoah Gyan’s run, Bagbin’s dance and Black Stars fans’ clean-up as fans celebrate S. Korea win in style
Alban Bagbin

The jubilation started right from Ghana’s legislative arm where the Speaker, Alban Bagbin was caught on camera dancing to one of the goals on the day from his office.

The ecstatic Speaker punched the air while clad in his Black Star jersey in the company of other officials of the House.

Asamoah Gyan runs

Former Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan was on punditry duty at SuperSports TV.

However, the ethics of being on a live set could not suppress his excitement when the deciding goal was scored.

Filled with elation, the former skipper run out of the set in jubilation shouting atop his voice.

His iconic goal celebration was his response when asked about his reaction to some moments of the game.

Fans in clean-up mode

Now, supporters of Japan’s national team have been earning praise in Qatar for their zeal toward cleanliness after each game.

This win seems to have presented Ghanaian fans with the opportunity to emulate this off-pitch tradition.

While many celebrated the win at full-time, other fans were seen moving boxes around to collect the waste left by their colleagues.

South Korea’s Son not in selfie mood

Another interesting sight came from an official from the Ghana dressing room posing for a selfie.

The subject Son Heung-min was almost in tears after his team lost at full-time.

Otto Addo’s side will now face Uruguay in their last game looking to secure qualification to the next stage of the competition.

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