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MoE Inaugurates 10-Member Committee To Advise On Re-Opening Of Pre-Tertiary Schools

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The Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, inaugurated a 10-member committee to deliberate and advise on modalities for the re-opening of pre-tertiary schools for onward approval by the President.

This information was captured in a press statement issued by the Ministry of Education and signed by the Press-Secretary of the sector Minister, Rodney Nkrumah-Boateng.

“This follows the address to the nation by President Akufo-Addo on Sunday 16th August 2020, which included government’s intention to consider the re-opening of schools following the shutdown in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic breakout,” the statement noted.

The Committee is chaired by Prof. Dominic Fobih, a former Minister of Education and currently the chairman of the GETFund Board of Trustees.

The Committee has representatives from the following institutions:

•Ministry of Education
•Ghana Education Service
•UNICEF
•Private school sector
•Parents

The statement added that the Sector Minister during the inauguration charged the committee members to bring their expertise to bear.

Source: GhanaFeed.com

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Peace FM Begs NDC To Return To ‘Kokrokoo’ Show

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The mother station of Despite Media, Peace 104.3 FM has pleaded with the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to reconsider their stance concerning their morning show, Kokrokoo.

In a statement signed by the managing director, Fada Dickson, the station noted that they’re not at loggerheads with the NDC and accept blame for whatever situation that led to their boycott.

“Since the inception of Peace FM on May 25, 1999, we have had a mutually beneficial relationship with all political parties, including the NDC”.

“However, in recent times, there has been a misunderstanding between us and the NDC in relation to the panelling of the discussion segment of the Kokrokoo show”.

“The management of Despite Media, acknowledges responsibility for whatever misunderstanding that has arisen between us and the NDC in recent times”.

“We, therefore, urge the NDC to let sleeping dogs lie and allow harmony to reign and return to the Kokrokoo show”.

“As agents and stakeholders of development, we may agree to disagree, all for the sake of Ghana, our motherland”, the statement addressed to NDC General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia said.

Source: GhanaFeed.com

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Take A Cue From Otumfuo And Stop Endorsing Politicians – Lawyer Ampaw Tells Chiefs

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Private legal practitioner, Maurice Ampaw has urged chiefs to shy away from endorsing politicians and their parties but rather wish them well and sell their communal needs to them.

Speaking to Ghanaweb, Lawyer Ampaw referenced Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II as a good example other chiefs can emulate.

“Welcome any political party, tell them their needs and then avoid endorsing them and then wish them all the best so that you’ll always be seen as a unifier…they should emulate Otumfuo. Otumfuo will never endorse any political party…rather advises them and wishes them well so every traditional leader should emulate Otumfuo by advising the political parties, tell them what their subject needs in their traditional area and then wish them well,” he said.

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Till December 31, Water Remains Free – Gov’t Confirms

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Government has extended the free water initiative to last till the end of the year, a statement issued by the Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources has said.

The free water initiative was part reliefs implemented by government to mitigate the devastating impact of the Coronavirus.

The statement signed by Cecilia Abena Dapaah said: “The General public is hereby informed that H.E the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has extended the policy on ‘Free Water for All Ghanaians’ for another three months from 1st October to 31st December 2020.

“This is to enable Ghanaians continue with the protocols especially the washing of hands under running water, to help fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The Ministry appeals to consumers to use water judiciously in the observance of the protocols.

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