The Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) will next month hold a second bidders’ conference for Shortlisted Applicants of the Private Sector Participation (PSP) Concession in the Electricity Company of Ghana.
This follows the release of three final components of the Request for Proposal (RfP) document (i.e. Rate Setting Guidelines, Sale License, and the Distribution License) to them.
From October 2 to 6, Engie Energie Services S.A (France), Manila Electric Company (Philippines) and three consortia; namely, CH Group (Ghana)/EDF SA/LMI Holdings/Veolia SA, BXC Company Ghana Ltd Xiaocheng Technology Stock Company Limited (China)/Shaanxi Regional Electric Power Group Company Limited (China), and The Tata Power Company Limited (India)/CDC Group Plc (UK) will meet with the Government of Ghana (GoG) to seek clarification on the RfP document.
The second bidders’ conference is planned to give shortlisted applicants the opportunity to ask GoG parties questions about the terms and conditions of the Concession Transaction.
It’s joy all over
…as free SHS finally takes off
GOVERNMENT’s roll out of the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy, meant to create access, equity and quality to produce global competitive human capital, has been greeted with excitement nationwide.
Despite teething challenges faced in the placement of students, the public, especially parents whose wards are the first beneficiaries, are full of gratitude to the government for the initiative.
Some parents, who pleaded anonymity for fear of being tagged politically, expressed their gratitude to the government for the programme, which they claim would ease their financial burden.
These sentiments were observed yesterday when the first batch of students to benefit from the Free SHS programme began their registration processes in the various government senior high schools across the country.
The students were expected to report to their various schools of placement under the Computerised School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) in order to go through the required registration processes and advice so they could report in a day or two for the commencement of the 2017/2018 academic year.
Corruption and galamsey remain key national challenges – President
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says corruption and illegal mining are the major key challenges confronting the nation.
He, therefore, pledged his unflinching commitment and determination to address those national cankers in the supreme interest of the nation.
Addressing the opening session of the 2017/2018 Annual General Conference of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA) in Sunyani, President Akufo-Addo called for effective alliance in the fight against the two national challenges.
The President emphasised that the executive needed the full co-operation of the Bench and the Bar in ensuring speedy prosecution of cases of illegal mining activities.
The five-day conference is on the theme ‘Saving the Future Generation from the Scourge of Corruption and Environmental Hazards: The Role of the Legal Profession’, and is being attended by judges, as well as other members of the GBA.
Free SHS: Apologise for snubbing continuing students – Minority
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) government should be apologizing to Ghanaians for its inability to fully implement the free secondary education policy as promised over the years, the Minority in Parliament has stated.
The Minority, at a press conference on Monday, said: “If the NPP had any modium of respect for the good people of Ghana, they should at the least be apologizing to Ghanaian for their inability to fulfill the promise for which they were voted.