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Majority Leader in Ghana’s legislative house says the former rector of GIMPA Prof. Stephen Adei has crossed the red line and therefore would to be important for him to appear before parliament to assist with investigations in his recent allegations. Hon. Alban Bagbin indicated that the house would invite the former rector to the house to assist them because just like he (Hon. Babgin) was dragged to the privileges committee some time ago, Prof. Adei should also appear before them to assist them with any available information regarding his allegations. The MP for Nadoli West stated that the allegations of Prof. Adei cannot be swept under the carpet because corruption is a serious matter that poses a lot of threat to our nation and therefore there is the need to consider the solutions to dealing with the canker. He said '' the institution of parliament is in Ghana and we all know that corruption is endemic in Ghana, and the members of parliament and the institution are not from heaven, we are not angles, we are also Ghanaians and so the canker of corruption has affected the institution.’’ He added that, the latest investigative work by Anas shows the extent of corruption in our various institutions. Hon Bagbin revealed that what they have done over the years is to put in place measures to contain corruption. and as part of that efforts, is the adoption of the national  anti-corruption plan which is to help expose and deal with corruption in the country. The majority leader of Ghana’s legislative house explained that as a house they have also introduced a code of conduct, rules and regulations that would help regulate the behaviours of members in parliament. Hon. Bagbin said, the code of conduct guiding parliamentarians would be enforced to make sure that parliamentarians are as honourable as expected by Ghanaians. He has therefore suggested that we as Ghanaians should join the fight against corruption, educate and create an awareness of the negative effects of corruption. Hon. Alban Bagbin indicated that, parliament would deal some of these issues when they resume sitting. He said it would be important to probe further as to whether MP’s go to the extent of taking bribes for their girlfriends as alleged by Prof. Stephen Adei. He reiterated that Prof. Adei allegation should be swept under the carpet and therefore the former rector must assist the house in their investigations for the appropriate action to be taking.  
National Youth Organiser for the Progressive People’s Party, Divine Nkrumah has alleged that President Mahama and his appointees are ‘thieves’ who are stealing massively from the state. According to him the Mahama led administration, his appointees and the NDC as a party are amassing wealth for themselves at the expense of the ordinary Ghanaian. The fire brand Youth Organiser of the PPP indicated that, if you appoint a ‘thief’ to protect your property, under no circumstances should you expect that your property would be safe. Mr. Nkrumah accused the president for allowing his appointees to steal massively from the state, he said they steal from left, right and centre including ministers and party executives. Speaking with Kwame Tutu on Frontline Tuesday morning, Divine Nkrumah stated that the President is a direct beneficiary of the massive stealing in his government and because of that he cannot stop his appointees from stealing from Ghana. He mocked the anti-corruption campaign been advocated by President Mahama, because he has amass wealth for himself up to the point where he is satisfied and therefore he is pretending to fight corruption. ‘’For now President Mahama can say that he is fighting corruption because he is a millionaire, he is a beneficiary from the system,’’ he opined. Divine Nkrumah said he is not surprise at all at the attitude of the president because he has shown clearly that he is indeed a corrupt leader, ''am not surprised that he cannot give a definite answer on corruption.’’ He further accused the Mahama government of looting and sharing of state resources through bloating of figures for government projects. Every project of the Mahama led administration ‘’is an avenue to create, loot and share, and steal from the people,’’ that is what is going on in this country, ‘’thievery,’’ he added.    
Member of Parliament for the Nkoranza-North Constituency who doubles as a member of the privileges committee in the legislative house Hon. Major retired Derrick Oduro, has criticized former rector of GIMPA Prof. Stephen Adei for his comments he made about MPs over the weekend. It could be recalled that, the former rector of GIMPA Prof. Stephen Adei accused Members of Parliament of taking bribes. The former rector alleged that, “at least 8 in 10 politicians in Ghana are glorified thieves although almost every need of theirs is met by the state; we have to stop it.’’ However in an interview with the host of the breakfast show on rainbow radio, the honourable Member of Parliament described the statement by the former rector as unfortunate, misguided and irresponsible. If he said we also take bribes for our girlfriends, then maybe his daughters may have benefited from those monies since Prof. Adei is so sure of his scandalous allegations, he added. Hon. Oduro who appeared very heated posited that, if indeed Prof. Adei made those statements then he as a Professor  and a trainer of majority of the MPs, has helped trained  ‘’glorified thieves’’ and corrupt politicians. The member of the privileges committee was highly disappointed in the statements made by the former rector and has refuted the claims and has charged Prof. Adei to provide evidence to back his claims. Hon. Oduro said, I will agree with Prof. Adei on the premise that, he has taught leaders to be corrupt with his ‘’corrupt’’ lecturers, and therefore what does he expect from his ‘’corrupt leaders’’ with his corrupt lectures, ‘’garbage in garbage out.’’ He explained that as members of the various committee, they do their work with due diligence, he said they don’t just pass a bill in parliament because they scrutinize, analyze and probe any document brought before them so they cannot be accused of taking bribes. According to the legislator, he would not be surprised if the former rector retracts his statements when he is dragged before the privileges committee, because some other Ghanaians who have made similar comments in the past have always retracted whenever they are dragged before the legislative house.      
President John Mahama says the people in the Western region are a living proof that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is on the right path with its unprecedented projects across the region. He indicated that Ghana is currently rising again because the country is touted as the fastest growing middle class economy in sub-region with very bright prospects and opportunities. The president stated that, the NDC is on track and focused on transforming Ghana and come 2016, the electorate would give the party the nod to rule the country for another four years. According to President Mahama, the NDC stands a better chance of winning the elections come 2016 if the party supporters remains united and remains faithful to the NDC. He had earlier on Sunday called on all parliamentary aspirants in the Western region to still remain faithful and support any candidate who emerges as winner to represent the party. The president has for the past two days been touring the Western region with his ‘Changing and Transforming lives Campaign’. As part of the tour, the president inaugurated the second community day senior high school, he also met with some business executives in the region. The Western region according President Mahama, contributes significantly to the country’s Gross Domestic Product. The president is currently in the Central region with his transforming lives campaign tour, he is expected to inspect some ongoing projects in the region.
Executive Director at the African Centre for Energy Policy Mr. Amin Adams has said that the power barges which is expected to be shipped to Ghana is the solution to our energy crisis. He indicated that the country would experience the worse ‘dumsor’ if we do not get the money to finance the fueling of our existing plants even if the barges comes in. Mr. Adam explained that Ghanaians should not put their hope into the power barges because if the plants are maintained on schedule then we would be serious trouble. He insisted Ghana do not have reserved power barges therefore anything that happens to current our power plants would mean that the ‘dumsor’ would worse. Mr. Adams further explained that although the barges are coming in November, the actual date for the barges to be used would be in January 2016 because of some technical works that would be done. He revealed that Ghana has only issued financial clearance for only one barge and therefore Ghanaians should only expect only one barge.      
President Mahama has stressed the need to encourage more children to get into the science, technical and practical courses, because they’ve been too much emphasis on the arts and humanity courses. According to the president, this is not only a problem at the secondary level but also at the tertiary level. ‘’We must encourage more of our children to go into science and technology, mathematics and those areas, it looks like there is an emphasis on the arts and humanities, not only at the secondary level but at the tertiary level,’’ President Mahama said. The President revealed that in other to improve upon the situation and encourage more students to get into the study of science and technology, government is going to expand the scholarship and grant scheme to support more students in the study of science and technology. The Maters Programme has so far supported about 5, 000 recipients. ‘’The Masters Programme gives scholarship and grants to students from the secondary level who offer science courses  and so far we’ve provided scholarship to over  5,000 recipients and we going to expand that programme in order to encourage more people to go into science other practical and technical courses,’’ the president indicated. He stated further that, the job market are currently looking for those who have studied practical and technical courses, and therefore it would be important to ensure that we put more children into the study of science and practical training. President said,  ‘’all of us are doing managements and we are doing the humanities, what happens is, you come out yes but you need to be re-trained to go into any  professional course. It prepares you for the world of work but it doesn’t give you the direct skills, so if you come out with let’s say a BA from Legon or University of Cape Coast or Science and Tech and you applied for a job in the banking sector, they have to re-train you to be able to go into the banking sector. So yes is good to have a degree from the university but we must encourage more people to go into science and theses courses were more jobs are been thrown out as quickly as possible.’’   The President made this statements when he appeared on the twin city radio in the Western region as part of his tour and commissioning of some community day senior schools including one at Bemianko.   Already one community day school had been commissioned by President Mahama in Otuam with over 1, 500 applications from qualified students who would be screened and accepted to attend the school. About 123 out of the 200 community day senior high schools have been awarded on contracts and are in different stages of completion with 23 financed by the World Bank. Another 50 would be awarded on contract by next year but would depend on budgetary issues and budgetary constraints.        
President Mahama has stressed the need to encourage more children to get into the science, technical and practical courses, because they’ve been too much emphasis on the arts and humanity courses. According to the president, this is not only a problem at the secondary level but also at the tertiary level. ‘’We must encourage more of our children to go into science and technology, mathematics and those areas, it looks like there is an emphasis on the arts and humanities, not only at the secondary level but at the tertiary level,’’ President Mahama said. The President revealed that in other to improve upon the situation and encourage more students to get into the study of science and technology, government is going to expand the scholarship and grant scheme to support more students in the study of science and technology. The Maters Programme has so far supported about 5, 000 recipients. ‘’The Masters Programme gives scholarship and grants to students from the secondary level who offer science courses  and so far we’ve provided scholarship to over  5,000 recipients and we going to expand that programme in order to encourage more people to go into science other practical and technical courses,’’ the president indicated. He stated further that, the job market are currently looking for those who have studied practical and technical courses, and therefore it would be important to ensure that we put more children into the study of science and practical training. President said,  ‘’all of us are doing managements and we are doing the humanities, what happens is, you come out yes but you need to be re-trained to go into any  professional course. It prepares you for the world of work but it doesn’t give you the direct skills, so if you come out with let’s say a BA from Legon or University of Cape Coast or Science and Tech and you applied for a job in the banking sector, they have to re-train you to be able to go into the banking sector. So yes is good to have a degree from the university but we must encourage more people to go into science and theses courses were more jobs are been thrown out as quickly as possible.’’ The President made this statements when he appeared on the twin city radio in the Western region as part of his tour and commissioning of some community day senior schools including one at Bemianko. Already one community day school had been commissioned by President Mahama in Otuam with over 1, 500 applications from qualified students who would be screened and accepted to attend the school. About 123 out of the 200 community day senior high schools have been awarded on contracts and are in different stages of completion with 23 financed by the World Bank. Another 50 would be awarded on contract by next year but would depend on budgetary issues and budgetary constraints.    
Information reaching rainbowradioonline indicates that the Western regional press corps has been involved in accident. According to the reports the vehicle carrying the press corps was rammed by two other vehicles in a confused traffic situation at the regional capital, Takoradi. The press corps were returning from the commissioning of a community day senior high school in the region, the Toyota Aise which was not part of the presidential convoy tried joining the presidential convoy later in on the road but unfortunately was crashed by another vehicle. One of journalists Obirempong Yaw Ampofoh is said to have sustained very serious injuries and is currently in the hospital receiving treatment. President Mahama met with parliamentary aspirants last Sunday to encourage to remain faithful to the party even if they lose in the upcoming elections, he explained that as they go out to campaign and convince the people for vote, they should remember that only one candidate would be selected but when that happens, they should not go away from the party but support all the winners for victory 2016.
A former presidential aspirant in the NPP Mr. Alan Kyeremanten says after every competition, it would be important to cooperate with those who won. He stated that although he has gone through a competition with Nana Addo in the past, this is the time to support Nana Addo to become the president of the Republic of Ghana because the days when they competed are fast gone.  ‘’Nana and myself have gone through our internal competitive process and after every competition we’ve work together, because we believe in one thing. I have said this before but I need to re-affirm it, in our party we believe in competition because its competition brings out the best in every organisation but after competition we cooperate, and that has been the strength of our party,’’ he said. He added that, ‘’seeing me going round with Nana is part of our tradition, we work together and that’s why you see me around to and that’s why am here to support Nana to become the president of the Republic of Ghana.’’ Alan Kyeremanten has for the past few weeks been part of Nana Addo’s ‘Rise and Build Tour’ across the regions of Ghana, currently Nana Addo is climaxing his tour in the Greater Accra region. Among the keys issues Nana raised on his tour were the need for Ghanaians to trust him as their president because he is incorruptible, courageous and a leader who would in the interest of all Ghanaians but not a selected few. He has also on his tour accused the Mahama led administration of mismanagement, incompetent and corrupt.
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