Nana Addo’s key policy initiatives to cost over GHc2b
President Akufo-Addo’s key policy initiatives which includes the much touted one-district one-factory, one-village one-dam, free Senior High School (SHS) among others, will cost the country over GHc2 billion. Under the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme in the budget, GHc 456,247,495 is expected to be used for the one-district one-factory policy, GHc94, 446,132 for one-village one-dam, and GHc219, 500,000 is to be injected into the Zongo Development Fund. Other initiatives which have been captured under the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme includes small business development, agric input, water for all projects, and sanitation projects, which will cost, GHc110,301,592, GHc70,191,922, GHc47,223,066 and GHc47,223,066 respectively. On the restoration of nursing and teacher trainee allowances, it is expected that a total of GHc252,143,727 will be used.
Man, 34, arrested for killing sex worker
A 34-year-old man, Isaac Sackey, is being held by the police for allegedly murdering a commercial sex worker who allegedly stole his GH¢120 after he had had sex with her. Sackey is said to have handed himself over to the police after stabbing the said prostitute two times in the stomach and thigh. He is said to have approached the woman, identified only as Tina, a Nigerian, for sex at a drinking spot at Baatsona, near the Spintex Road, in Accra, at about 8 p.m. last Wednesday after having some drinks with his male friends. After drinking some bottles of liquor, the two are said to have agreed on a fee for the service and they went off to Sackey’s house where they spent the night.
Why Legon student allegedly committed suicide
A Level 400 student of the University of Ghana jumped to her death at the university at dawn on Wednesday, and her parents have attributed the demise of their daughter to a mental disorder she had suffered for the past five years. The father of the victim, Mr William Nyarko, who was contacted by the police, arrived at the Legon Police Station later for interrogation. During interrogation, Mr Nyarko, a retiree, is said to have told the police that his daughter had been struggling with a mental disorder since 2012 when she gained admission to the university.
Publish names of sexually abusive lecturers – UG students demand
Some female students of the University of Ghana, led by the Women Commission of the school’s Representative Council (SRC), are proposing that authorities of the school publish on its website and in the dailies, the full details male lecturers who sexually abuse female students. According to them, sexual harassment and misconduct on campus has become a growing trend, but students do not report such cases for fear of victimization. At the ‘Speak Up Conference’ organized by the Commission on International Women’s Day, students who have been sexually abused by lecturers shared their sad stories.
It Doesn’t Matter Whether I Was Wearing Under Or Not- Stephanie Benson
Jazz Singer and Songwriter Stephanie Benson who has being trending on social media with a daring dress she wore to a MUSIGA event over the weekend, has spoken. Stephanie Benson was captured wearing a see-through gown supposedly without an underwear beneath. Speaking on Hitz FM this morning, Stephanie expressed shock why people are making a big deal out of a mere dress she wore for an awards event. She said she sees absolutely nothing wrong with her dress because she loved every bit of it adding that her husband approved it.
Guru, VGMA ‘back in love’
Management of hiplife artist, Guru have confirmed that the artiste has rescinded his decision to pull out of the impending 2017 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards. Guru pulled out of the award about three weeks ago, after Charterhouse announced nominations. However in an interview with Sammy Flex, manager of Guru on Wednesday, he said management of Guru decided to rescind their withdrawal from the awards scheme after a meeting between the management of Guru and representatives from Charterhouse, organisers of the VGMA.
“After we informed CharterHouse of our decision to withdraw from the awards, they invited us to a meeting where our grievances were heard. Charterhouse also understood things from our point of view and with those issues thrashed out we then took the decision to take part in the awards,” he said.