Information available to the New Statesman indicates that morale is down among staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, especially among career diplomats working at Ghanaâ€™s foreign missions, due to alleged intimations they are facing from the sector minister, Hannah Tetteh.
At a time that the sick are dying because Government is refusing to negotiate meaningful conditions of service for medical doctors, the state-owned oil company, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, has, out of its kindness, decided to sign big, fat cheques to six employees, who parted ways with the Corporation 14 or 15 years ago.
The Secretary General of the Trades Union Congress, Kofi Asamoah, yesterday said the leadership of the workersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ union, as well as the rank and file are Ã¢â‚¬Å“fed upÃ¢â‚¬Â with holding meetings with government only to come out with agreements that are disregarded with impunity by the parties involved.He disclosed that in 2010 when there was a hike in utility tariffs, organised labour met with then Vice President, and now President, John Dramani Mahama, and collectively agreed that tariff increases should
Information reaching the New Statesman reveals that the School Feeding Programme, instituted by the erstwhile Kufuor-led New Patriotic Party administration and credited with the increase in enrolment in basic schools, is under the threat of imminent collapse, following the myriad of problems facing the programme.
I have read an accusation by Dr Charles Wereko Brobbey to the effect that I, Perry Okudzeto Ã¢â‚¬Å“and other managing staff at the party secretariat failed to offer adequate protection to the meeting, allowing baying and marauding youth to attempt to break down the doors and make a forcible entry into the meetingÃ¢â‚¬Â.
Finally, Tsatsu Tsikata, lead counsel for the National Democratic Congress, 3rd respondent in the ongoing election petition hearing at the Supreme Court, is expected to bring to an end today, his cross-examination of Mahamudu Bawumia, principal witness for the petitioners. So far, his cross examination has taken nine days.Ã‚Â What may cause him not to end his cross-examination today will be seen as part of the delay tactics to stall expeditious adjudication of the petition.