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Rainbow Radio - Items filtered by date: Sunday, 12 November 2017
Students who are preparing to write the 2018 Basic Education Certificate Examination will not pay for their registration fees because government has decided to absorb it for those in public schools.   A memo from the West African Examination Council (WAEC) to the  Metropolitan, Municipal, District and Directors of Education, made the announcement.      The registration for the candidates is scheduled to take place from November 13 to December 15, 2017. Students resitting are to register as private candidates.   The memo warned  that  it will “nullify entries of private schools that select school types wrongly and thereby do not pay fees.”    
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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has said regional elections next month in Catalonia will help end "separatist havoc" in the north-eastern region. He addressed a campaign event on his first visit there since imposing direct rule on the region a fortnight ago. Defending his decision in Barcelona, he said he had "exhausted all roads" after the Catalan government's unilateral declaration of independence last month. Several key Catalan leaders are currently being detained over the move. Some 750,000 people protested in Barcelona on Saturday against the arrests, local police said. The crisis was sparked by a disputed referendum held in Catalonia in October, which had been barred by the Spanish courts. Catalan officials said the independence campaign won 92% of the vote, from a turnout of 43%. Many of those who were against independence did not cast votes, refusing to recognise the legitimacy of the referendum. The Spanish government responded to the referendum by dissolving the Catalan parliament, imposing direct rule, and calling a snap regional election on 21 December. Speaking at a campaign event in Barcelona for his Popular Party (PP) on Sunday, Mr Rajoy called on the participation of the "silent majority" to "convert their voice into a vote". "We must recover Catalonia from the havoc of separatism," he added. Since the crackdown by Madrid, Catalonia's sacked President Carles Puigdemont has gone into self-imposed exile in Belgium, and his top allies have been prosecuted. A lawyer whose firm represents two of his imprisoned former ministers told BBC News that their situation had been made worse by Mr Puigdemont's decision to flee.   Source:BBC
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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has given an assurance that government will reduce electricity tariffs in 2018 as it has been captured in the yet to be presented budget statement to be president by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta on Wednesday November 15, 2017.  The president, who was speaking at the Association of Ghanaian Industries Awards (AGI) dinner on Saturday night, was grateful for the work done by his appointees to ensure reliable power supply to Ghanaian citizens and businesses since his tenure commenced.     “I’m glad that businesses are no longer burdened by the erratic power supply that wrecked our nation in recent years. Dumsor, thank God, appears now to be the thing of an unlamented past. Another of the stars of the government, the Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko, is to be commended for the sterling work he’s been doing so far on this matter,” the President said.   “Furthermore, the government is moving to set in motion the process for the review of electricity tariffs and in the budget to be read by the brilliant Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta on Wednesday, I’m sure we will hear some good news in this regard.”
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A regular guest on GH Entertainment on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, Kwame Ashong has described individuals referring to Patapaa’s ‘One Corner’ hit track as an evil song-as ‘extremely ignorant’. The entertainment critic contributing on the show, wondered why Ghanaians are bent on killing the shine of the musician. He also expressed shock at the call for the song to be banned when it contains no vulgar words. Mr. Ashong said people who are making such comments, lack understanding of creativity and artistic impression. Using the late Terry Bonchaka as an example, he said the late musician became popular because of his creativity hence Ghanaians should give Patapaa a break. He added that, Patapaa did not ask Ghanaians to wiggle their waist when they hear the song and so he should not be attacked unnecessarily. Kwame Ashong said the song has gone viral with international musicians having fun with the track. On his part Mr. Fred Kyei Mensah aka Uncle Fred also wondered why some are referring to the song as an evil song. In his view, the portions of the song advised drivers to be disciplined on our roads when driving.   He said the musician was only expressing his creativity through the song and nothing more.
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