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We are marching forward with free SHS – President Akufo-Addo

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We are marching forward with free SHS - President Akufo-Addo

We are marching forward with free SHS – President Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has called on Ghanaians to disregard attempts by critics to discourage the implementation of the Free Senior High School policy and support it.

He said the policy was one of the most important undertakings by his administration towards developing the human resource of the nation, and that the programme would receive unlimited support.

“We are marching forward with free SHS and we are not going back… My opponents, instead of supporting the initiative and joining hands, spend the whole time criticising it, it’s a pie in the sky… he cannot do it… he is deceiving Ghanaians”, President Akufo Addo said.

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The President said this when he interacted with students of the Nkwanta Senior High school in the Oti Region as part of a working visit of newly created regions.

He mentioned the increase in enrolment in schools and the relief the initiative had brought to parents, and asked opponents of the policy to desist from baseless criticism.

“Now, we have done it, they are shifting it. They say I should have waited for the entire infrastructure to be in place.

“Ghana is moving forward. All those people who want to draw us back, am saying, the Ghanaian people want to go forward. Forget it!” President Akufo Addo said.

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He said government was working to provide the needed school infrastructure with focus on dormitories and classroom blocks to end the double track system.

President Akufo Addo later cut the sod for the construction of a 300 capacity girls’ dormitory, a six unit classroom block, and a six-seater toilet facility under GETFund for the school, with a promise to address other infrastructural challenges.

Mr Wisdom Annang, Headmaster of the School said the free SHS programme had increased enrolment in the school by 30.8 per cent, and had taken the burden of feeding off the shoulders of school management.

He said the School, which was established in 1975, now had a student population of 1,898, and appealed to the President to provide a boys dormitory, an assembly hall complex, and a school bus.

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Mr Annang noted that the School had cultivated 11 acres of its one kilometre farm land, and would need a tractor to contribute it’s quota to the Planting for Food and Jobs programme.

President Akufo Addo said he was impressed with the emphasis; schools in Ghana placed on developing agriculture, and pledged to provide a tractor and a bus for the school as soon as possible.

He also said his administration would complete the dining hall complex abandoned by the previous government in 2011

Source: Ghananewsagency.org

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Wenchi NPP delegates hold press conference to refute Kennedy Agyapong’s allegations

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It has emerged, remarks made on Oman FM political talk show (The boiling Point) on 14th May, 2020 by outspoken Honourable Kennedy Agyapong, the Member of Parliament of Assin Fosu Constituency has not gone down well with NPP delegates in the NPP delegates in Wenchi constituency. 

To address their displeasure, a press conference was held on the 25th May to set the records straight as party members believe, the comments are unfortunate and have the potential to cause unnecessary tension and mistrust within the rank and file of NPP party and by extension have a negative impact on the Ghana general elections come December 2020.

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The key points the press conference seek to clarify as follows;

  1. It is inaccurate that, the Wenchi constituency parliamentary seat was captured from NDC in president’s Kufour’s era as alluded to by honorable Kennedy Agyapong
  2. It is  also untrue  that NDC has penetrated the ranks of we the delegates through monetary inducement

They urged Kennedy Agyapong to disregard the feedback from ‘false intelligence’ gathered by his investigative team as they believe some of his utterances and unsubstantiated conclusions could jeopardize the efforts of the parties target of #4More4Nana come the December general elctions.

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See Full Wenchi NPP delegates Press conference to refute Kennedy Agyapong’s allegations

 

Source: ENewsGhana.com

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Sad Video: Black Man Dies After US Officer Kneels On His Neck For Over 7 Minutes While Arresting Him

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Sad Video: Black Man Dies After US Officer Kneels On His Neck For Over 7 Minutes While Arresting Him

An upsetting video going viral online shows moments a Minneapolis police officer pinning down a defenseless black man identified as George Floyd with his knees for well over 7 minutes until he became unconscious and later died in police custody a few hours later on Monday the 22nd of May, 2020.

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In the video, a police officer is seen holding George down after he “physically resisted officers”. One of the officers pinned him down by the knees on his neck while the other controlled the concerned crowd around.

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“I can’t breathe,” he kept saying but the arresting officer won’t have none of it but was heard telling George to get up and get in the car.

“I can’t,” George told the cops.

At some point, George starts screaming for his “grandma” and also complained; “My stomach hurts, my neck hurts, everything hurts” but the officer kept applying pressure to keep George down to the floor.

Bystanders who could not take it anymore approached the scene and told the officer to get off of the man. One person pointed out that the man’s nose had started to bleed but they didn’t listen.

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George then stopped moving and became unresponsive as the ambulance arrived at the scene and placed him on the gurney and carted away but later confirmed dead in custody.

Watch the video below;

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CAqV83UHqnR/?utm_source=ig_embed

As at the time of making this report, only two of the police officers involved are known; Devan Shoven – the one with his knee on the neck of George Floyd and Tu Tao.

 

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New reports coming in points out that the four police officers involved were fired by the Minneapolis Police Department and supported by the mayor, Jacob Frey as confirmed by the Minneapolis Police Chief, Medaria Arradondo in a short address to the press.

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The reports also noted that the FBI has begun an investigation into the incident and will turn in their report to the US attorney’s office for possible charges.

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