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I didn’t travel to Dubai with my children — Bagbin

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It said the figures being quoted in the reports as per diem are false and should be ignored.

“We want to place the following on record: The Rt. Hon. Speaker did not travel to Dubai with his children as is being alleged. Indeed, Mr. Speaker has never included his children in any of his trips. Travel expenses for Mr. Speaker’s trip to Dubai are in accordance with what is prescribed for the Speaker of Parliament long before Rt. Hon Bagbin became Speaker, and also for analogous members of government such as the President, Vice President, and the Chief Justice.

“The figures quoted in the story as per diem are false. The Speaker has no hand in the computation of his per diem and it is available as part of the official records of the State. It is part of the mischief that the publication is aimed at,” it said.

“For purposes of clarity, Mr. Speaker traveled with the medical doctor in charge of Parliament Medical Centre. his spouse as a career and two other officials of Parliament as the least in practice. There is no advance party. no children, and certainly no other member on his entourage. What is intriguing is the focus on Mr. Speaker’s travel and the efforts at exaggerating the cost.

“Meanwhile, there is complete silence on the travels of other members of government, the frequency of which is far higher than that of Mr. Speaker. Even within the hierarchy of Parliament, there are members of the leadership whose frequency of travel is far higher than that of Mr. Speaker. It is also on record that Rt. Hon. Bagbin, in his 14 months as Speaker, is the least travelled of all previous Speakers of Parliament within the same time frame

“The public is advised to see in such publications the political mischief that is intended and ignore such publications with the contempt they deserve,” the statement added.



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The Ghana Card is good but don’t stress us with long queues again – Lydia Forson

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“One of the best things this government has done is the implementation of the Ghana Card. While I’ve hated the process and unnecessary stress, we’ve been put through to register, it’s good to have a national ID. Just don’t come and tell us to stand in line again to reregister,” she wrote on her Twitter.

Early this year, there was a mad rush from Ghanaians who had not registered for their Ghana Card to register. The agitations from the citizens were as a result of the need to beat the March 31, 2022, deadline set for the Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) re-registration exercise. The exercise required the use of the Ghana Card.

The deadline of the exercise has been extended to the end of July this year, because it was evident most people had not registered for the Ghana Card yet.

As a result of the rush, there was excessive long queues at the various National Identification Authority (NIA) centres, which frustrated many Ghanaians especially those in capital, Accra and other densely populated urban centres in the country.

The NIA was set up in 2003 with the mandate to issue national ID cards and manage the National Identification System (NIS). However, it will take 3 years for the National Identification Authority Act, 2006 (Act 707) to be passed. This gave NIA the necessary legal basis to function. Two years later, the National Identity Register Act, 2008 (Act 750) was also passed to give authorization for collection of personal and biometric data and to ensure the protection of privacy and personal information of applicants.

But after the initial attempt to register Ghanaians halted, it took more than a decade, in 2017, for any real attempt to be made to create National Identification System.



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Return to the University of Ghana Business School for remedial — Bawumia mocks Asiedu Nketia

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He made this known while delivering an address at the launch of the 60th Anniversary Celebration of the University of Ghana Business School on Wednesday, May 11, 2022.

He said “Ladies and gentlemen, it is a great pleasure to be here today, representing the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at this major celebration. I am here as one of you, having been an academic myself, including teaching at a business school, in my previous life.

“I share in your joy because sixty years of continuous operation that has produced prominent people in Ghana and the world of business is not a small feat. I think you should be very proud of yourselves for being trailblazers of this institution.”

“It was like a who is who in Ghana. Even Asiedu Nketia was part of it. But in his case, Dean, we may have to let him come back for remedial classes,” he stated.

He congratulated the school for its strides over the years, despite the difficulties that confront it, “due to the resource inadequacy, coupled with the high expectations of stakeholders.”

He added: “the educational terrain is also fast becoming turbulent, and I believe there is the need for the premier business school in Ghana, to show leadership in this endeavour of providing management education.

“I genuinely believe that the University of Ghana Business School has the wherewithal to develop the necessary flair for setting the pace.”



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KiDi gifts GH5K to taxi driver who returned passenger’s GH8K left in his car (VIDEO)

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The woman forgetfully left an amount of Gh8,000 in his taxi and the driver after finding the money drove back to her home the following day to return the cash to her.

Mr Ackon’s rare act of kindness has won him the admiration of many on social media including KiDi who has rewarded him with GH5000 for his good deed. The singer who won Artiste of The Year at the just ended VGMAs caught up with the driver at Okay FM.

After the discussion on the driver’s gesture on the Drive Time show hosted by Abeiku Santana, the ‘Touch It’ offered to gift him the money to appreciate his kindness. “The little I will also support him with is GH5000,” he said.

God bless you so much,” KiDi told Mr Ackon and added that ” of late when people get your money like this, they take it away …. so I am saying that I am giving him GH5000 so that he can use it to buy water“.

In the video below, a Ghanaian businessman and philanthropist, Ohene Kwame Frimpong, who was also at the radio station for an interview also gifted the taxi driver GHc7,800. The cash gifts come to add to other donations that have been pouring in for the cab driver.

It has also been reported that Vice President Dr Bawumia has also rewarded Mr Ackon with GH20,000 for his kind gesture.



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