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$36m Meters ‘Fraud’ Lands On Special Prosecutor’s Desk – DETAILS

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$36m Meters 'Fraud' Lands On Special Prosecutor's Desk - DETAILS

The Executive Director of the Institute for Energy Policies and Research (INSTEPR), Kwadwo N. Poku, has alleged that the acquisition of $36 million electric meters in 2016 was a grand scheme designed by some NDC appointees to defraud the state.

He has, therefore, petitioned the Special Prosecutor’s Office to investigate the circumstances under which the deal was cooked, but the country never benefitted even though all the contract sum of $36 million was paid.

In his petition to the Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng, the Executive Director said that “the reports show that key appointees within the NDC government in 2015/16 planned this transaction to defraud the state through acquisition of electric meters for ECG.”

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“After our press release on this transaction and published by various leading newspapers, the Institute received further information and reports which affirmed our initial belief that this transaction was a grand scheme of fraud. We have therefore submitted these reports to the Office of the Special Prosecutor to investigate and prosecute this former government appointee and their accomplice,” he said.

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Citi FM CEO Sammens Holds ‘Meet & Greet’ With Ketasco NSMQ Team [PHOTOS]

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Citi FM CEO Sammens Holds 'Meet & Greet' With Ketasco NSMQ Team [PHOTOS]

The Chief Executive Officer of Citi FM/TV Samuel Attah Mensah, popularly known as Sammens has met the National Science and Maths Quiz contestants from Keta Senior High Technical School.

This follows the grand finale of the NSMQ 2021 competition that was held at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology on Friday, November 26, 2021.

Although the Ketasco team finished third place, Francisca Lamini, a female contestant of the school, became the first girl at the grand finale of the competition in eight years.

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At the meeting with the respected Ghanaian CEO, Francisca was gifted GHc5,000 for her extraordinary performance in the famous quiz competition.

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GHS Declares December As Month Of Vaccination

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COVID-19: Second Jab Of AstraZeneca Vaccine Starts Tomorrow, August 31

The Ghana Health Service has declared December as the ‘month of vaccination.

This was announced by the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, at a press briefing on Sunday, November 28, 2021.

Speaking at the presser, Dr Kuma-Aboagye disclosed that the country is expected to receive over 7 million Covid-19 vaccines before the year ends.

“With the increasing and availability of vaccines in reasonable quantities in the pipeline, we are declaring December the month of vaccination,” he said.

He stated that due to an anticipated surge in active cases after the Christmas festivities, the Service has enhanced its measures aimed at putting the situation under control.

“Currently, what we are doing is that we’re taking the vaccines to the people. We’re going to schools, workplaces, churches, churches, and mosques, lorry parks, market places, sports stadiums, house to house to vaccinate people and ensure that more people are vaccinated,” he said.

“We’re going to increase surveillance, contact tracing will be enhanced, religious institutions will be engaged to ensure that the protocols are observed at all functions, and we’re going to work with the security institutions to ensure that the protocols are observed,” he added.

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Touching on the numbers that have so far been vaccinated, he indicated that 21% of the expected population (i.e government’s target of vaccinating 20 million people before the end of 2021) have received at least a dose of the vaccines, adding that 7% of the expected population have been fully vaccinated.

He further noted that though the country has seen a significant reduction in the cases, there is still the need to strictly adhere to the safety protocols.

According to him, a total of 1,980,369 tests have been conducted so far. Out of this figure, “131,082 cases have been confirmed, the number of active cases stands at 713, deaths recorded stands at 1,220, there are still 22 severe cases, and 0 critical conditions.

 

 

 

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Seven Interesting Facts You Should Know About NSMQ Finalist, Francesca Lamini

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The almighty KETASCO has proven herself worthy by striving to battle with the giants, PRESEC and PREMPEH in the grande final of the most anticipated NSMQ.

Not only are they being applauded by their outstanding performance, their also being praised for producing the only female contestant to appear on the quiz’s finals in 8 years

In view of this, GhArticles.com presents to you 7 interesting facts about Francisca Lamini who became a household name after her participation in the National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) 2021. Owing to her exceptional performance alongside, Bright Senyo Gadzo and James Lutterodt, they were able to send their school, KETASCO to the finals.

Below are 7 interesting facts about Francisca Lamini:

  1. Francisca Lamini is the first female contestant to make it into the NSMQ finals in the last 8 years: It is hard for females to make it to the finals, but she was able to support her team till they reached the finale of the competition.
  2. Lamini was declared the most outstanding Female contestant: Owing to her brilliant performance, she was declared the most outstanding female contestant of the NMSQ 2021.
  3. She is the member of Church of Pentecost: Not only is she serious with her books. She is also committed to her relationship with God. She is the PENSA president at her school, KETASCO.
  4. She is the first female to send Volta Region to NSMQ finals: In the history of the NSMQ, no school from Volta Region has ever made it to the finals, Together with her team, Francisca Lamini and her friends were able to achieve this.
  5. Francisca Lamini was always on top of her class from Primary to JHS: She started setting the records of excellence from childhood. She is said to have been a top performer from her primary school days to JHS. She continued in the same light to SHS.
  6. She’s the first KETASCO female student to reach NSMQ finals.
  7. She confirmed scoring 8A’s when she sat for the Nov/Dec WASSCE while in second.
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