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Publishers Of Controversial Textbooks To Be Sanctioned

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The Ghana Publishers Association (GPA) has revealed it will take disciplinary measures against one of its members, Badu Nkansah Publications for putting offensive and inappropriate textbooks on the market.

President of the Association, Asare Konado Yamoah said the content of the Class 3 History of Ghana textbook is a departure from the standards instituted to ensure the right contents are provided to learners.

“When we met, the Publisher and the Managing Director were present and we did not mince words with them; having considered and looked at the content of what is the subject matter of controversy. We said to them this is an aberration which we believe is unwarranted.

“We have disciplinary procedures in our association and we made it clear to them that we are going to take them through the disciplinary measures and if they are found by the committee to be guilty, appropriate sanctions will be meted out to them” the GPA President indicated.

He condemned the controversial publication and disassociates GPA from the content of the said books.

Meanwhile, Badu Nkansah Publications, publishers of the ‘History of Ghana’ textbook which has generated an uproar amongst Ghanaians has rendered an unqualified apology for its ‘offensive description’ of Ewes in the books.

But GPA said it will not support any indiscipline on the part of industry players who flout guidelines and regulations in submitting their contents to NaCCA for approval.

“This issue about unapproved textbooks has been a matter of grave concern to publishers in which so many correspondents we have written to NaCCA; we have expressed our misgivings and directed that they raise the hammer and hit hard on those who are selling unapproved books,” Mr Yamoah told JoyNews.

Mr Asare Konado Yamoah indicated that Badu Nkansah Publications has begun withdrawing the said textbooks from schools and the shelves of bookshops.

He believes this measure is one of the ways to avert the damage the said reading materials may cause to unsuspecting readers.

Source: ABCNewsGh

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NPP Darling Boy, Prince David Osei Finally Admits Ghana Is ‘Hard’

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Ghanaian actor, Prince David Osei has finally admitted that Ghana is hard under Akufo-Addo after years o claiming all was well.

The actor has been a staunch supporter of the NPP and the cure President, Nana Akufo-Addo.

A few weeks ago when some of his colleague celebrities called on the President to fix the country, the actor took them on claiming that the only thing that needs fixing is the attitude of Ghanaians.

However, after weeks of consistent petrol price increases and its resultant effect on commodity prices, the NPP darling boy has now beat a retreat.

In a recent tweet, the actor called on Ghanaians to keep believing even though things are hard.

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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‘Looks Like Someone Doesn’t Know The Judges In London’ – Sam George Teases Godfred Dame After His Case Was Thrown Out By A London Court

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MP for Ningo Prampram, Sam George has made a teasing post obviously directed at Attorney General, Godfred Yeboah Dame after a London Court threw out his appeal against a judgement cost that was awarded against the state.

The Commercial Court in London denied the government of Ghana the opportunity to mount a belated challenge to an UNCITRAL award worth over US$134 million in favour of a power contractor.

The AG had argued that national elections and the COVID-19 pandemic, did not afford the state the opportunity to mount their challenge within the stipulated time, however the court ruled the argument as unreasonable.

The case which emerged under the tenure of former AG, Gloria Akufo, traveled into the tenure of current AG, Godfred Dame.

State attorneys, including Helen Akpene Awo Ziwu, Anna Pearl Akiwumi Siriboe and Grace Oppong Dolphy in Accra, have all been mentioned in the case as having failed to beat a 28-day deadline.

The failure of the AG’s department to meet the deadline means the state will be coughing up a significant amount of US$170 million in damages to the claimants; Ghana Power Generation Company (GPGC) located at 1 Airport Square Building, 7TH Floor, Accra.

However, reacting via Twitter, Sam George teasingly wrote,

“Looks like someone doesn’t know the judges in London. We just took a loan of €170m to start a bank from Germany and now we have to pay $170m in judgement debts. Maybe we can start a susu business with the change left. Ghana, my Ghana”.

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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We’re Working On A Law To Ban LGBTQ+ Activities In Ghana – Bagbin

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Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Bagbin says actions are being taken to enact laws that ban the activities of LGBTQI+ groups in the country.

He made this known in response to a letter from a political activist who had petitioned Parliament to amend Ghana’s laws to fight the phenomenon in the country.

“I appreciate very much your concerns about activities of the LGBTQI+ groups in the country. It is indeed a phenomenon that should not be encouraged or accepted by our society due to its eventual negative impact on society.”

“Urgent actions are being taken to pass a law to eventually nip the activities of these groups in the bud. Stakeholder consultations are also ongoing, and the results will feed into a bill that will eventually be passed into law by Parliament,” he said.

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