Female gospel musician, Emelia Arthur has charged Ghanaians to continue patronizing made in Ghana goods to help boost the local economy.
The musician, who was appointed a Tourism Ambassador under the previous administration believes that, if Ghanaians continue to patronize made in Ghana goods, it will help create more jobs for the unemployed youth.
According to her, we must continue to eat our own food, wear our own Ghana made shoes, dresses and other products.
She also admonished producers and manufacturers of made in Ghana goods, to add value to their products and advertise their products so Ghanaians will patronize it.
The musician who is set to organize a mobile exhibition on Monday November 13, 2017 to exhibit only made in Ghana goods, said the public are now patronizing our own after constant public education and awareness.
The tour dubbed "made in Ghana mobile exhibition" will see various Ghanaian producers displaying their products on a moving van through some principal business centres in Accra for promotion.
The campaign ambassador, who would be on the van, will stop intermittently at vantage points to interact with prospective and potential consumers and explain to them the need to patronise locally made products as the Christmas approaches.
The tour will be climaxed on November 18, 2017, with a “made in Ghana dinner” at the Osu Castle to honour some industry players who have worked around the clock to ensure that Ghanaian products are accepted by all.
The budget presentation scheduled for November 15, 2017 will be hinged largely on jobs, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said.
Speaking to residents in Ga Mashie during his tour of the Greater Accra region, the president said the budget will give meaning to his government’s industrialization agenda which primarily focuses on the creation of jobs.
“Next week, the Finance Minister will present the budget to Parliament and it will focus on job creation. The Finance Minister is a magician; he finds resources at places you never expect him to find.”
The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) campaigned largely on job creation in the year 2016.
The president who was then candidate for the NPP promised to expand and formalize the economy and also create jobs for especially the youth.
Nana Akufo-Addo in 2016 said, his government, should he wins this year’s elections, will put in place a “systematic, focused effort to restructure the Ghanaian economy – to take it out from just being a raw material producing economy, to an economy that is based on value addition, industrial activity and wealth creation.”
The Police Hospital has announced a mass burial for some 120 unknown and unclaimed bodies as part of routine measures to decongest the police hospital mortuary, a statement from the facility has said.
The statement has also advised the general public to contact the pathology department of the police hospital for identification of persons who might have not been seen for some time now as part of the search to avert being added to those earmarked for mass burial.
The public have 21 days of this announcement, the statement concluded.
Ghanaian lawyer, Professor Stephen Kwaku Asare has appealed to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo not to sign into law the recently passed late Major Mahama Fund.
According to the law professor, the Act “cannot withstand constitutional scrutiny” in its current form because it is goes contrary to the principles of the supreme law of Ghana. In a post on his official facebook page the lawyer said: “…You [President Akufo-Addo] should return it to Parliament for it to be replaced by a comprehensive Bill that provides timely, predictable and easy to access benefits to the families of ALL SECURITY PERSONNEL who pay the ultimate price while serving the nation.’’
He further described the bill as discriminatory and advised President Akufo-Addo not to assent to it.
He opined that it is a cardinal principle of the rule of law that laws must apply to broad categories of people and must not single out individuals or groups for special treatment. The power of parliament to “isolate people for rewards, punishment or different treatment,” he said, is dangerous and must not be countenanced in in Ghana, stating, “We must not traverse that path”. “Even though the Bill is well intentioned, it sets a very bad precedent; it treats equally situated persons differently; it creates bitterness for families in similar situations who are hardly recognized; and it affects the collective morale of service personnel,” he observed. Prof. Asare has thus urged President Akufo-Addo to be firm in this matter by reiterating his commitment to the rule of law, which abhors discrimination.
The bill was introduced in Parliament Tuesday, October 24 in fulfilment of President Nana Akufo-Addo's promise to the family of Major Mahama, a military officer lynched by a mob in Denkyira-Obuasi now New Oboase.
The late Major Mahama was murdered in May 2017 after residents of the Central Region town allegedly mistook him for an armed robber.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said former President John Agyekum Kufour laid a solid foundation for the late Atta Mills and former President John Dramani but the latter failed to do same.
In an address to residents in Ga Mashie, the president reiterated his claims that the former administration left nothing in the coffers for them to work with.
He indicated that Mr. Kufour’s competency and honesty, gave Ghana more resources and money which helped the Mills administration to embark on a number of projects.
‘’Atta Mills was only lucky because he inherited power from Kufour who left enough resources unlike my time.’’
In my case, I didn’t meet any money, the government coffers was completely empty, no single dime was left, so I’m picking up, trying to gather resources with which we can little by little, develop the nation and grow the economy,’’ he added.
A Deputy Minister of Education, Barbara Asher Ayisi has said the implementation of the free senior high school, was not introduced to collapse private secondary schools as speculated by stakeholders in that sector.
The Deputy Minister was speaking in an interview with Rainbow Radio’s Francis Armah Frimpong, after the legislator delivered a statement at the annual conference of heads of private secondary schools.
The Deputy Minister allayed the fears of private school owners and stated further that, the implementation is a partnership between the Ministry of Education and the private secondary schools.
She also assured the private heads of government’s commitment to provide opportunities for the sector.
Government will continue to partner the private sector and ensure that Ghanaian youth get better and quality education.
The Deputy Minister bemoaned the overcrowding in some private schools and went on to say that, some of the schools operate with the aim of making more money and not necessarily provide quality education for students in their schools.
The free senior high school was launched by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo some few months ago.
At the launch the president said government has decided to use the proceeds from the country’s natural resources to help educate the population to drive our economic transformation, stressing that instead of the revenues from the country’s mineral and oil resources ending up in the hands of a few people, the most equitable and progressive way of using these revenues is to educate and empower the population to strengthen the nation.
“In so doing, we would be on the way to achieving UN Sustainable Development Goal no. 4, which calls for inclusive and equitable education, and the promotion of lifelong opportunities for all. As co-Chair of the Advocacy Group of Eminent Persons of the SDGs, their implementation is a matter of the highest public priority for me,” the President added.