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‘Akufo-Addo did not seek my intervention in E-levy impasse’ – Mahama.

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Former President John Dramani Mahama has refuted claims that President Nana Akufo-Addo has sought his intervention in the controversy surrounding the E-levy Bill in Parliament.

Commenting on his Facebook page on Wednesday, the former President indicated that he has not had any conversation with the President on the controversial Bill currently before the country’s legislature.

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According to him, he hosted Gabby Otchere-Darko at his residence at the request of the President on December 21. Mr. Mahama said the conversation with Mr. Otchere-Darko focused on pertinent issues of national interest and not the substantive issue of the E-levy Bill.

“President Akufo-Addo did not seek my intervention in the E-levy impasse. I received Gabby Otchere Darko, at his request, at my residence on Tuesday, 21st December, 2021. Among issues we discussed was the desire of Ghanaians to see the two major political parties working together for the interest of the nation.”

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Mr. Mahama added that, “We discussed, also, how dialogue can be deployed to ensure Parliamentary issues are agreed consensually before coming on the floor to avoid what happened recently in the House.

“We further discussed opening channels of communication between the leaders of the two parties including a possible meeting with the President at a future date”.

He concluded by saying that, “at no time was there any discussion specifically about the President requiring my intervention in the impasse on the E-levy”.

On November 17, the Finance Minister announced the decision of government to impose a 1.75% e-levy on all electronic transactions, from January, 2022.

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The announcement has since generated series of debates with many calling for the policy to be discarded. Others have however welcomed the revenue measure by government.

On Monday December 20, MPs from the Majority and Minority Caucuses brawled over procedural disagreements in Parliament regarding the E-levy Bill.

Following this development, rumours broke out that President Akufo-Addo has reached out to John Mahama to implore him to calm the tension.

According to some commentaries on social media, President Akufo-Addo impressed upon Mr. Mahama to convince the NDC MPs to facilitate the passage of the e-levy bill.

But the former President has indicated strongly that President Akufo-Addo has not made any efforts to solicit his assistance in the promulgation of the E-levy Bill.

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Meanwhile, Parliament on Tuesday, December 21, adjourned proceedings indefinitely after the chaos which occurred on Monday.

According to the Majority leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, the break will create the opportunity for government to deepen consultations with all relevant stakeholders on the proposed 1.75% e-levy.

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ADAM TONY MOHAMMED SECURED THREE(3) LOCAL GOVERNMENT JOB SLOTS FOR 3 KWABRELITES

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The current Organizer for NPP Kwabre-East aspiring for Constituency First Vice Chairman, Adam Mohammed Tony secured job slots for party people. Adam Tony Mohammed says the party comes first to him in everything.

Hon. Adam Tony Mohammed’s instrumentality in the NPP has never been in question, he has always given his all despite the small challenges he faces.

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He has secured local government slots for party people namely Abdul-Razak M.Bawaah Saad, Nasara Coordinator hopeful, Amankwaa Richard, and Iddrisu Abdullai.

Hon. Adam Tony Mohammed has demonstrated the youth & Grassroots who happened to be the wheel and the backbone of the party are his priority.

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We are praying Adam Mohammed Tony will be voted as the next K.E First Vice Chairman to continue his fight for humanity.

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FORMER KWABRE EAST CONSTITUENCY SECRETARY EULOGIES HON.DE-GRAFT AMANKWAA, ADAM MOHAMMED TONY, FRANCIS AFFUL & Team.

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Nana Adu Donko eulogies Hon. De-Graft Amankwaa, Adam Mohammed Tony, Francis Afful, and Team as the competent people to lead Kwabre East NPP to another victory.

Speaking to the Bampenase delegates on Saturday, a meeting held In Bampenase, Nana Adu Donko praised Hon. Adam Mohammed Tony for his numerous contribution to the party, and how he helped the party to generate funds for the 2012 General Elections when he was the Constituency Secretary.

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The Former Constituency Secretary added that, now that the celebration is bent on breaking the 8 years’ election cycle, the successful participants within the NPP, cannot be substituted however slightly they must be inspired to do extra, not like the current Constituency Secretary and First Vice Chairman who has failed & have to be substituted.

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This endorsement comes after the Women Organizer for Tafo Constituency endorsed Adam Mohammed as the man NPP-Ashanti can’t afford to lose.

Nana Adu Donko added that Kwabre-NPP will see light if De-Graft leads, backed up by the affable Adam Tony and Francis Afful as the Administrator for the party.

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Simply IN: GES Withdraws Schools Semester-Based Calendar

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The Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, has coordinated that the scholastic schedule of government funded schools be returned from the semester framework to the trimester framework.

The Ghana Education Service (GES) on Thursday, January 13 declared new dates for returning of state funded schools from kindergarten to senior secondary schools.

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The dates inferred that all fundamental schools would run a semester framework, a choice which shocked significant educator associations.
In this manner, just before returning of schools the nation over, the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), the National Assocaition of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), the Coalition of Concenerd instructors, Ghana (CCT-GH) and the Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU) – shaping the Unions in Education – kicked against the move refering to no information about the choice.

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“Such a significant approach change ought to have drawn in a wide discussion and accordingly find both the proclamation and the archive hostile and protests them,” they had said.

On Friday, January 21, an articulation gave by the Ministry of Education and endorsed by Press Secretary Felix Baidoo said: “After additional interview on the issue, the Honorable Minister for Education has guided that the schedule for kindergarten to Junior High School for the current scholastic year ought to return to the Trimester framework.”

Therefore, the initial term will run for a considerable length of time from Tuesday, January 18 to Thursday, April 14.
There will be around three weeks of excursion in front of the subsequent term, which starts from Tuesday, May 10 till Thursday, August 18.

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The last term will run from Tuesday, September 13 to Thursday, December 22.

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