Today – Community SHS overgrown with weeds & bushes.

 

The sight of one of the Community Day Senior High Schools initiated by the erstwhile Mahama administration is very worrying, Today can report.

The school in question is the Akrama Community Day Senior High School (SHS) located at Akrama, a farming community in the Ga West Municipal District of the Greater Accra Region.

A visit to the area by this reporter at the weekend revealed that the yet-to-be completed community day SHS has become a safe haven not only for dangerous reptiles, but also for ‘wee’ smokers who, besides smoking, perpetuate various forms of crimes.

Work on the four-storey SHS facility, Today established, had stopped for several months ago, a situation which left the school’s physical structure standing.

Over 80 arrested in operation Vanguard damp down

National anti-galamsey task force, Operation Vanguard, says it has arrested more than 80 suspects in a massive clamp down exercise on the menace.

Commander of the taskforce, Colonel William Agyapong, yesterday told the media that initial screening showed they were all Ghanaians.

He said the suspects were arrested at mining sites in two regions, Western and Ashanti.

The arrests come one week since the government deployed a military solution of 400 soldiers and police officers aimed at clamping down on illegal mining activities.

The task force also seized 25 floating machines used to mine in water bodies.

Despite reports that 500 excavators have been seized by the government earlier in the year, the national task force still found excavators in some mining areas.

Ghana to save Astro Turfs

…in all constituencies

The ordeal of playing on grassless ‘Sakora’ pitches is over as Chief Executive Officer of Wembley Sports Construction Company Limited (WSCCL), Robert Tetteh Coleman, has indicated his readiness to change all dilapidated pitches to ultra-modern artificial turfs across the length and breadth of Ghana.

In an exclusive interview with Today Sports yesterday in Accra, the CEO of WSCCL revealed that his outfit has finally sealed a deal with FIFA approved turf providers, HATKO of Turkey, to manufacture over millions square metres of artificial pitches for over 270 constituencies in the country which will be supplied by ARS.

The deal, which was concluded in Turkey’s capital, Istanbul, by the CEO of WSCCL, Robert Tetteh Coleman, last week Wednesday (August, 02, 2017), will see the company starting with some constituencies by the close of next month with Omnibank pre-financing all projects.

Govt makes U-turn on public sector employment

Contrary to the view of the then opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), now the ruling government, that the past administration was insensitive by freezing public sector employment, Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo-Maafo, has disclosed that government does not have the capacity to employ more public servants.

According to him, the sector was full and government might even be forced to lay off some workers if the need arises.

Speaking at the 2017 Ghana Economic Forum in Accra yesterday, Mr. Osafo-Maafo said “the public sector is full in terms of employment [and] we can’t employ anybody in the public sector.”

The NPP heavily criticised the then Mahama government for freezing recruitment into the public sector accusing them of covering up with the 3-year International Monetary Fund (IMF) agreement.

 



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