The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has announced plans to begin its 2017 revenue mobilisation exercise this week to collect all monies owed the assembly.
It, therefore, advised businesses and property owners to leave receipts of payments behind when leaving their businesses or premises in their own interest since the assembly will not entertain any excuses.
Sam Ayeh-Datey, Metro Co-ordinating Director, in a statement, charged property owners to note that AMA collectors would be working during early hours of the day and on weekends to ensure that all monies owed the assembly are collected.
Additionally, he requested rate payers to support this very important exercise to enable the assembly carry out its metropolitan duties.
424,092 to enjoy free SHS
It has now been established that 424,092 students have qualified to be placed in the various Senior High Schools (SHS) as well as Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) schools under the Ghana Education Service (GES) across the country.
They constitute the first batch of students to enjoy the Free SHS policy introduced by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government as one of its flagship policies.
Under the programme, first year students who qualified to senior high schools will not be charged admission, library, science centre, computer laboratory, examination, and utilities fees, among others.
267,327 Placed in SHS/TVET
A total of 267,327 students have already been placed in various SHSs and TVET under the Computerised School Selection Placement Systems (CSSPS) as they secured places in their schools of choice.
Prez Akufo Addo urges Muslims to remain worthy ambassadors of peace
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged the Muslim Community in Ghana to always be worthy ambassadors of peace.
He said: “In a world where the beautiful religion of Islam has virtually been hijacked by people who pervert its values, every Muslim should make it his or her responsibility to be an example of what it means to be Muslim.”
The President said his government was committed to maintaining the atmosphere “that allows people of all religious persuasions to practice their religion without let or hindrance.”
“One of the many things about which our nation can be proud is the peace and mutual respect that exists amongst people of all religious persuasions,” he said, urging the people of Ghana to continue to live in harmony and mutual understanding to ensure prosperity for all.
Nana Akufo-Addo said these when he joined thousands of Muslims, made up of diplomats, ministers, Members of Parliament, chiefs and opinion leaders, among others, to mark this year’s Eid-Ul-Adha at the Independence Square.