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Start your own business; gov’t payroll full – Ken Ofori Atta

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Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, has advised fresh graduates of the University of Professional Studies-Accra(UPSA) to start their own business.

According to him, the government’s payroll is full and it will make it unsustainable to keep adding to the employment figures in the public sector.

He added that the government is spending about 60 per cent of its revenue on remunerating 650,000 people.

In a report filed by Ghanaweb.com, Ofori Atta said it is government’s role to create the needed enabling environment, establish micro-stability and ensure that citizens have the right skillset.

“… most people look for a job from government or state institutions, but that payroll is full. I can tell you that because we are spending about 60 percent of our revenue on remunerating some 650,000 people, and that is not sustainable,” he said.

Ofori Atta further indicated that entrepreneurship, skillset and credit are the important things needed in the mix to ensure sustainability for the youth and offer them an opportunity to create their own path to wealth.

He added that education is a ladder to social mobility as well as economic and social prosperity, offering beneficiaries the opportunity to help society.

He added that it is important for the graduates to acknowledge the privilege of accessing four years of tertiary education and do their best to impact society through the transformation and renewal of their minds.

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2608 persons die through road accidents between Jan. to Nov. 2021

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A total of 2608 people have been killed through road traffic accidents between January to November 2021, the latest data released by the National Road Safety Authority(NRSA) has revealed.

The number is an increment over last year’s (2020) data as 2500 deaths were recorded.

The data also reveals that 14138 persons are battling various degrees of injuries.

Motorbikes have been established to kill more people as within 11 months, 1140 people were killed and 4293 injured.

Furthermore, 726 pedestrians were knocked down and died in the process.

The data shows that the Ashanti Region continues to lead road traffic fatalities so far as 534 people have been killed in the region with 3438 persons injured.

The North East and Oti Regions are however do relatively better with13 and 20 road accidents related death recorded respectively over the past eleven months.

Source: kasapafmonline.com

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WAEC releases 2021 WASSCE results, over 140,000 candidates score F9 in Maths, English [Statement]

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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released provisional results of candidates who sat for the 2021 West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

This follows the completion of all post-examination processes.

A total of 446,352 candidates, made up of 221,439 (49.6 %) males and 224,913
(50.4 %) females from 965 schools entered for the examination.

The figure is 18.8% higher than the 2020 figure of 375,763.

A total of 3,545 (0.79 %) of the candidates who registered were absent from the examination.

WAEC has explained the entire results of 3,667 candidates have been withheld pending the conclusion of investigations into various cases of examination malpractice detected during and after the conduct of the examination.

The scripts of candidates from 194 schools in certain subjects have also been withheld
and are being scrutinised.

Candidates have therefore been advised to contact their Heads of school for their results.

The Council has also hosted the results online and candidates who so desire,
may access their results at the Council’s website or dial the shortcode *944#.



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VIP bus heading to Upper West involved in an accident, 10 reported dead

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A VIP bus returning from Kumasi to a Section of the Upper West Region has been involved in an accident with over 10 people losing their lives

As reported from Jirapa, Confirmed Information reaching Core News Ghana has it that a VIP bus with Registration Number 5693-15 traveling into the Upper West Region from Kumasi is involved in a fatal accident.

Reports say over 10 persons have lost their lives.

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