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On successes chalked up, one point two million students enrolled under the free SHS; while more than 97 graduates were employed under the NABCO programme and 307 ambulances procured for distribution across the country, ....

Mr. Ken-Ofori-Atta presenting the 2020 Mid-Year Budget Review to Parliament. Image credit - Ghanaian Times

Section 28 of Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) 2016, Act 921 mandates the Finance Minister to prepare and submit to Parliament a mid-year fiscal policy review, not later than 31st JULY of each financial year and in line with PFMA 2016, this ritual was performed on Thursday 23rd July 2020 by the Minister, Ken Ofori Atta.

Looking at her performance yesterday at her inauguration, Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang left little doubt about her ability to help radically transform the flavour of the socioeconomic efforts and fortunes needed in the national political mix by a first woman Vice-President of Ghana

Professor Naana Opoku-Agyemang

Written By Raymond Tuvi - The choice of Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang by the flagbearer of the NDC, John Dramani Mahama, as his running mate for the December Elections generated much excitement and awe throughout the country.

The whole idea of job recruitment scam may seem laughable to many, but for the victims it is a painful experience especially when they lose money in the process. Asking unemployed graduates to part with money ...

Job Recruitment Scams

Written By Nathaniel Nartey - Ghanaians have been hit by waves of scams and fraudulent activities over the years. The infamous ‘sakawa’, 419, mobile money fraud and Loom have all come and gone, or at least reduced to a large extent. However, job recruitment scam appears to be the latest on the block. It entails the fraudulent or deceptive use of job advertisements and other career offers both online and offline to lure job seekers with the sole purpose of defrauding them financially or soliciting sensitive information such as personal details, credit card information among others. And with the high rate of unemployment in the country, it is no surprise that University graduates are usually the prime targets as they become vulnerable and desperate after completing school without getting jobs.

As we go about our “politicking”, may we be cautious and mindful to use civil or temperate language in presenting our messages. We should also factor the four basic things: WHAT, HOW, WHEN and EFFECT principles and guidelines.

Use of civil language as December elections approach

Written By The Very Rev. Major Yaw Boateng - The use of temperate or civil language plays a very important role in the political environment. Language or speech is the instrument that brings change, inspires hope, and the determinant to convince thoughts. It is therefore imperative that all political players are circumspect in their speech and language. It is said that the manner and conduct of how one presents a message go a long way to warm hearts, inspire thoughts and drive home the point. One may have very sound and brilliant ideas, however, the manner of presenting them may cause confusion, division and spark mayhem. There is the need to always use temperate or civil language in the political environment.

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