Nathaniel Nartey, Author at Comet News

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Akufo-Addo can’t fight corruption; reject him in 2020 – Asiedu Nketiah

The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia has called on Ghanaians to reject President Nana Akufo-Addo and the governing New Patriotic Party in the 2020 general elections. According to the NDC scribe, the president lacks the courage to fight corruption hence his call. “Only a strong and unambiguous signal to President Akufo-Addo and his government can reverse the current drift of the country into an abyss of corruption and total collapse. We have the power to cause a change in the history of our country by refusing to surrender the public purse to...

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Nana Addo has tackled corruption better – John Boadu insists

The General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu, has hit back at the National Democratic Congress (NDC) insisting that the Akufo-Addo administration has tackled corruption better. His comments are in response to the NDC press conference that sought to downplay the President’s hailing of his government’s efforts in the fight against corruption at the Ghana Bar Conference on Monday. In a Citi News interview, Mr. Boadu held that unlike former President John Mahama, President Nana Akufo-Addo is fighting corruption head-on. He also said the NDC’s attempt to tag the President and the NPP with corruption will fail. “He...

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NAGRAT remains on strike despite release of GH¢49.9m for salary arrears

The Finance Ministry has authorised the Controller and Accountant General to release GH¢49,998,626.72 to the Ghana Education Service (GES) to enable it to pay the outstanding transfer grants and other allowances owed teachers from 2017-2019. The funds are to “enable the Director-General of the Ghana Education service pay outstanding transfer grant and other allowances to the qualified staff of GES from 2017 to 2019,” according to a communique sighted by Citi News. The arrears compelled the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) and Ghana Association of Teachers (GNAT) to strike. But NAGRAT has said it will not call off its...

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Transport fares up by 10% effective September 16

Public transport fares have been increased by 10 percent. The increment will take effect on Monday, September 16, 2019. This increase covers intracity travel, intercity travel and taxi cabs according to a statement from the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) and the Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council. The statement said the increase is “to accommodate predominantly an increase in fuel prices.   The increases were brought on by the mid-year budget review and subsequent Parliamentary approval which saw an upward adjustment in the Road Fund Levy (RFL), the Energy Debt Recovery Levy (EDRL) and the Price Stabilization and...

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Ghanaian ‘Sexually abused’ househelps deported from Saudi Arabia

Some 22 Ghanaians have been deported from Saudi Arabia with harrowing tales of assault and sexual abuse, the Ghana Immigration Service has revealed. In a statement, the Service said the deportees arrived within the past week and include one male. The Ghanaians were aged between 21 and 38 years and worked in Saudi Arabia as househelps. Faced with high unemployment, several African migrants travel to Saudi Arabia with the promise of a good pay. But they are often subjected to depravation. The Ghana Immigration Service said in a report in 2015 that over 2,000 young Ghanaian women were stranded in Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon only after five months of reaching the countries through fake recruitment agencies that promised them lucrative jobs....

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