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Samia Nkrumah builds classroom block in honour of her father

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The Daughter of the first President of Ghana, Madam Samia Yaaba Nkrumah, has commissioned a three-unit classroom block for the Tikobo Number Two Catholic Basic School, in the Jomoro Municipality in honour of her father’s centenary celebration.

The structure is also aimed at creating a conducive teaching and learning environment for both pupils and staff in the quest for good quality education delivery.

Handing over the classroom block to the management of the school, Ms Yaba Nkrumah who became the MP for the area in 2013 to 2017, said she built and commissioned the classroom block as part of the centenary celebrations of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

She used the occasion to charge the gathering to emulate the good deeds of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

According to her, “because of Osagyefo Dr. Nkrumah’s good deeds, every year people all over the world celebrate his birthday, so if you want your legacy to live on then do good for the people around you”.

Ms Yaaba Nkrumah thanked the Chiefs, staff and residents of the community for supporting the construction and completing the project on time.

She also thanked the contractor for working hard to complete the structure to meet her father’s 112th birthday celebration.

She urged management of the school to maintain the facility to last longer and advised the school children to take their studies seriously, to become great personalities like Dr. Kwame Nkrumah in Ghana one day.

The former MP took the opportunity to pledge her commitment to continue to support the school and the community any time the need arose.

“Let me assure you, this is not the last thing we are going to do for the school, because now that we have started, we will always be with you, we will continue to help in small ways and big ways, we will always be with the people of Tikobo number Two, we will continue to help you,” she said.

She called on the residents to always rally behind her and pray for her to get resources to support the community.

The Headmistress of Tikobo Number Two Catholic Basic School, Mrs. Felicia Archer thanked Ms Yaaba Nkrumah for the kind gesture.

She said the new building would reduce the congestion in the school and appealed to her to provide the school with furniture.

The Headmistress pledged her commitment to maintain the new facility to last longer to achieve its intended purpose.

Nana Avo-Nwiah V, the Chief of Tikobo Number Two, thanked Ms Yaaba Nkrumah for supporting the school with such a beautiful classroom block.

He disclosed that Ms Yaaba Nkrumah recently supported the community with 50 bags of cement to build a health facility for the community.

“May Almighty God bless Samia Yaaba Nkrumah for always thinking about Tikobo Number Two Community, and let me disclose that our health facility that we are building, Samia has supported us with 50 bags of cement and we are most grateful,” he stated.

Nana Avo-Nwiah V appealed to the former MP to continue to help the community.

Speaking on the side-lines, some of the students thanked the former MP for the gesture, adding that the new facility would encourage them to learn hard to become like Dr. Kwame Nkrumah in future.

Source: GNAT

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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.

Source: Myjoyonline

 

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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.

Source: Myjoyonline

 

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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.

Source: Myjoyonline

 

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