The Supreme Court of Ghana has delivered its judgement on the controversial decision by the Electoral Commission to compile a new voter’s Register.
The Supreme Court in its judgement a while ago ordered the Electoral Commission to go ahead with the compilation of the New Voter registration.
The seven-member panel presided over by Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah, the Chief Justice of Ghana, ruled that, the Electoral Commission must include the current voter ID card to the exercise.
The Electoral Commission had earlier ruled out the use of the current voter ID card indicating the means through which they were acquired cannot be trusted.
They argue, most of its holders had acquired the cards using the National Health Insurance Card which foreigners are also entitled to.
The argument by the NDC to stop the compilation of the new Register was thrown out by the court last week.
With this ruling, the National Democratic Congress is vindicated as holders of the current ID card can use them as a means to get their names in the register.
Few hours after the ruling, General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress, Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketsia told journalists that, the NDC has been vindicated by the Supreme Court which has granted the request for the inclusion of the existing voter cards as a valid document for the compilation of the new voter register.
“The court has granted our request for the inclusion of the existing ID card as a means of registration. We feel vindicated because the court itself in an earlier ruling has indicated that, the holder of an existing voter ID card mean the person is a Ghanaian citizen which qualifies them to register.
It did also admit that the right to vote cannot be taken out from a Ghanaian citizen as the electoral commissions was seeking to do,”. Mr Asiedu Nketsia noted.
With this, ruling, holders of the existing Voter ID cards can walk to the registration centers of the Electoral Commission next week to have their names written in the new register of the Electoral Commission for the December 2020 elections..
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An unexpected earth tremor was feared to have occurred in parts of Ghana around 10:55pm on 24th June. Most affected areas were the southern parts of Ghana. It was reported to have struck three times in Accra and its environs. Among the three that struck the second one had the highest intensity as it has been claimed by many.
Other areas in Southern Ghana like Kasoa, Agona Swedru, Winneba, Nsawam, etc. had similar experience although a little mild in some of these areas.
Most residents in Accra have reported to abandoned house and have filled the streets as they were taken by surprise. More updates will come up soon….
Ghana Health Service releases new guidelines for discharging persons infected with COVID-19 byDelali Adogla-Bessa June 18, 2020 1 min read
Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Patrick Aboagye
Ghana has reviewed its COVID-19 discharge policy to ease pressure on health facilities, among others.
At a press briefing on Thursday morning, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Patrick Aboagye, explained that the review will affect patients who do not display symptoms of the virus and patients whose symptoms die down during treatment.
For patients who are asymptomatic, “14 days after the initial positive, we will discharge you without a test.”
For symptomatic patients “you will do 14 days after testing positive and if you are without symptoms you are discharged after three days without symptoms,” Dr. Aboagye outlined.
The change in policy is in line with revised guidelines by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
The initial WHO policy was a test based strategy.
“Initially, because the numbers were few, this was an adequate policy but with an increased number of cases, it brought to the fore some challenges,” Dr. Aboagye noted.
Each person had a minimum of three tests and according to the service, the average time for testing negative twice was 14 days based on a sample of 146 cases.
But the service is now of the view that “because [infected persons without symptoms] don’t pose any threat, you may now do your negative test at home and then come for review.”
With the review in policy, Dr. Aboagye expects that “quite a significant number of people who still remain on our books because their lab results are not in will now be discharged unless they have conditions.”
“We hope that will also allow us more time to focus on the new case and be able to give more attention to this who are newly positive and then also create space in our facilities to take care of new cases,” he added.
Ghana’s Covid 19 recoveries booms up overnight and has got everyone talking. The number of recovery was in the 3000s and just 7pm tonight it has been reported to hit 10,074 while death rate moves to 85. More update will be shared in view to this story….. stay tuned for more
June 1: 8,070 cases, conditional lifting of most restrictions.
Ghana’s case load passed the 8,000 mark on last day of May 2020 as president Akufo-Addo addressed the nation lifting conditionally a raft of restrictions.
Schools are to open in mid-June, religious places can reopen with strict conditions and the observance of health protocols. Social gatherings are to be allowed under certain conditions.
The address, the tenth by the president, also spelled out measures that government was putting in place to curb the spread of the virus. “Consensus from stakeholder consultation recommend a phased approach to easing anti Covid-19 restrictions,” he said.
With effect from Friday 5th June, Ghana will begin the implementation of gradual easing of restrictions
Final year university students to report to school on 15th June, 2020
Faith-based organisations to start communal worship, effective Friday, June 5, amid social distancing and hygiene protocols
All schools, both private and public remain closed. Only final year students access those facilities.
Weddings with not more than 100 guests can be organized
Public political activities, except for rallies, to resume with less than 100 people, amid observation of social distancing and hygiene protocols
218, 425 Covid-19 tests conducted so far
Total confirmed cases = 8,070 (new cases = 189)
Total recoveries = 2,947
Total deaths = 36
Active cases = 5,087
Each student, teacher and non teaching staff will be provided with reusable face mask by the Ministry of Education prior to reopening for final year students
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Microsoft Corp said on Thursday it would await federal regulation before selling facial recognition technology to police, making it the latest big firm to back away from the business following protests against law enforcement brutality and bias. . .
The announcement came shortly after rival Amazon.com Inc declared it was pausing police use of its “Rekognition” service for a year and International Business Machines Corp said it no longer offers the software generally. . . In a statement, Microsoft said it has worked on enacting principles and legislation for the software’s use. . . “We do not sell our facial recognition technology to U.S. police departments today, and until there is a strong national law grounded in human rights, we will not sell this technology to police,” the company said. The Washington Post first reported the news. . . The death of George Floyd , a black man pinned down by a white officer who kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes, prompted worldwide protests against racial inequity. Concerns also arose over whether facial recognition could be used against protesters unfairly. . . Research found that face analysis was less accurate for people with darker skin tones, adding to activists’ warnings that false matches could lead to unjust arrests. . . Matt Cagle, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, said, “When even the makers of face recognition refuse to sell this surveillance technology because it is so dangerous, lawmakers can no longer deny the threats to our rights and liberties.” . . Congress has weighed possible regulation for months. . . Ripple effect? . . Facial-recognition vendors working with police have included Idemia and DataWorks Plus. . . One of Amazon’s early law enforcement customers, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in Oregon, decided to halt its program after the tech company’s policy change. . . “This program was an innovation in law enforcement technology worth exploring, but until stronger regulations to govern the ethical use of it are in place, our program has been suspended indefinitely,” the office said on Thursday in an internal memo seen by Reuters. . . It was unclear if others would follow suit. . . Microsoft and Amazon did not answer a request for comment on whether their bans applied to law enforcement broadly, such as an unnamed prison to which Microsoft had previously said it would provide software. . . Militaries and intelligence agencies also use facial recognition, an old tool that has become common in recent years because of newer computer models that detect patterns in faces and objects. . . But concerns persist over weaknesses with people of color and targeted use against minorities. . . Microsoft said it was updating how it reviews customers looking to deploy the technology widely. . . Mike Jude, a director at research firm IDC, said the big companies’ decisions – at a time of regulatory scrutiny in the United States and Europe – would earn goodwill without sacrificing much business. . . “Is facial recognition a big deal for any of the companies right now? No,” he said. “It will be smaller players that provide specific solutions to law enforcement that will be put in a bind.” . . Follow Gadgets Now on Facebook and Twitter . For the latest news , tech news , breaking news headlines and live updates checkout Gadgetsnow.com
The Director-General for the Ghana Education Service (GES), Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa says the Education Service is yet to put measures in place for parents who for any reason do not want their child (final year student) to be admitted in Senior high school boarding house ahead of the June 22 schools reopen.
President Nana Akufo-Addo in his 10th televised address to the nation on Sunday, May 31 announced for schools to be reopened to only final year students in the country effective June 15 to enable them to complete their academic year and proceed to sit for the forthcoming examinations.
Following the reopening of schools for SHS final year students, the Minister for Education, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh has directed all Heads of schools with a boarding house to admit final year day students as boarders as part of measures to slow the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus that has at least claimed the lives of 34 people in the country.
However, the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES) in an interview with Kwame Sefa Kayi on Peace FM’s Kokrokoo show monitored by Georgeweb.org said: “concerning the admitting of final year day students as boarders the Service will put measures in place for parents who for some reason do not want their children to be in the boarding house”.
He said this responding to a question asked by host Kwame Sefa Kayi if all day students are now borders, the Professor in reply said “apart from the 184 schools that are purely day schools the rest is to admit final year day students into the boarding house”.
He said as part of COVID-19 safety measures students in day school temperature would be mandatory checked regular, adding that Senior high schools across the country will be provided a temperature gun for the compulsory checking process.
According to the Opoku Amankwa, one temperature gun will at least be given to each senior high school in the country, according to him they are still in a tete-a-tete with the government to increase the number of temperature guns for each school.
Top 15 Highest Paying Job In Ghana.
Top 15 Highest Paying Jobs In Ghana 2020. In every country, the issue of highest paying jobs is a concern to many people. In fact, it is one of the factors many African students consider before choosing the academic careers to venture into.
If you’re keen to be a high-earning professional in future, you should be concerned about choosing one of the most lucrative careers at the tertiary level.
Though changes occur in salary structures, it is very obvious that we can figure out the highest-paying jobs in Ghana. Owing to that, we have compiled the Top 15 Highest-Paying Jobs in Ghana.
Surprisingly, the highest-paying Ghanaian jobs might not be the highest-paying jobs in few other African countries.
TOP 15 HIGHEST PAYING JOBS IN GHANA 2020
This job is concerned with the thorough supervision of the goods delivered to a company. More so, a shipping supervisor must see that all goods are complete and in good order when offloaded. Anywhere in the world, this business comes with reasonable profit but again, one must attempt it with great caution to ascertain that stocks/goods are not lost or damaged during shipping. On the average, a shipping supervisor in Ghana can earn up to GHc 10,000 on a monthly basis, making it the second highest paying job in Ghana 2020.
Thousands of people might find it hard to conceive this but it is factual that fuel handling is the highest paying job in Ghana. In case you don’t know, fuel handlers are personnel working at where aircraft are fuelled. Though this job is really demanding, it guarantees whopping benefits in addition to base salaries.
As a fuel handler, you must be diligent and cautious while dispensing fuel into aircraft stipulated for trips. In as much as this job requires expertise, responsiveness, and in-depth training, one could suggest that a fuel handler deserves extra benefits as part of the remuneration system. Averagely, a fuel handler in Ghana receives the monthly salary of GHc 12,000. Annually, this should amount to the mouthwatering sum of GHc 144,000. Considering this sumptuous salary, you could decide to venture into the study of fuel handling irrespective of the difficulties involved in it.
Seriously, fuel handling could be a disgusting job for you especially if you’re allergic to how fuel smells. Besides, fuel handling is so awkward that many people give up on the series of training required to become certified fuel handlers. Precisely, this strenuous and lengthy training course is very important because one has to be cautious and accurate while filling aircraft.
Highest Paying Jobs In Ghana
Procurement is one of the jobs you can do in Ghana but one of the associated drawbacks is that it tends to be so competitive that some companies hardly request for procurement officers. Nonetheless, a certified procurement officer should boast of qualifications that would persuade an organization to employ him. However competitive it is, procurement is certainly one of the Ghanaian jobs that fetch reasonable salaries.
As a procurement officer, your primary role is to provide a particular company, organization or firm with the equipment, outfit, items or other supplies needed for operation. Meanwhile, the best part of the revenue is generated from the suppliers of these items. If you’re professionally engaged to work as a procurement officer in Ghana, your average monthly salary should be up to GHc 8,000. Annually, this should amount to the whopping sum of GHc 96,000.
Account management is one of the most awkward jobs to handle especially when there are numerous accounts at hand. Therefore, proficient account managers are rewarded in no small measure for managing business accounts and providing accurate financial statements.
In Ghana, account managers are often employed by banks and other financial institutions since these organizations are usually overwhelmed with numerous accounts to manage. Instead of mounting too much of work on bankers, many Ghanaian banks employ experienced and sophisticated personnel to manage customers’ bank accounts. Though account management is a herculean task, it will surely guarantee you a robust salary structure. Averagely, a Ghanaian account manager earns the monthly salary of GHc 6,500, making it one of the highest paying jobs in Ghana.
Project management is a profession that guarantees employment in several companies. Without any doubts, organizations usually need adept personnel who can handle projects and see that objectives are achieved in the most accurate manner. Broadly speaking, project management demands the proficiency in generating ideas required for a company to increase its sales levels.
In Ghana, project managers are revered for their shrewd management of projects concerned with construction, manufacturing, and development. If you have the documents to prove your eligibility for project management, you could be employed as an average project manager with the monthly salary of GHc 6,000.
In Ghana and many other African countries, many people debase teaching in the belief that teachers get nothing other than trifling salaries. In reality, this is true but an experienced person must agree that elementary-level teachers are the ones getting peanuts as salaries. Also in certain cases, high school teachers get meagre salaries but irrespective of all this, nobody would contradict the fact that professors and even Ph.D. holders are paid substantially to impart knowledge to students at universities and colleges.
Averagely, a Ghanaian college professor can earn up to GHc 5,500 on a monthly basis. With this, it is evident that teaching is still one of the lucrative jobs in Ghana but to make teaching a substantial source of income, you need to hold honourable degrees.
Operations management is one of the hectic tasks which require thorough supervision and shrewd management. As an operations manager, you’re required to bring staff members into a proper relationship so that work can be done in the most effective manner. One good reason why this job is arduous is that some staff members might decide not to comply with your directives. If you’re lucky to have compliant and diligent staff under your supervision, you would surely be delighted to be an operations manager.
In Ghana, operations managers are employed by large organizations including chain stores and production plants. Meanwhile, these people ensure the smooth running of a company through the coordination of staff and supervision of day-to-day business activities. If you’re an average operations manager in Ghana, you’re as good as somebody earning GHc 4,200 per month, making it one of the highest paying jobs in Ghana.
One major advantage of marketing is that virtually all companies employ marketers. Precisely, both infant and developed companies need experienced marketers who can attract customers/clients by creating awareness for available products or services. In Ghana, marketers are frequently employed by production and distribution companies. Based on factors which encompass qualifications, experience and time, a marketer earns the average monthly salary of GHc 4,000 in Ghana.
Blogging is no doubt one of the highest-paying jobs in Ghana. Even in many other countries, blogging has become a feasible chance for dedicated people –both youths and the aged –to make money in large quantities.
Briefly, blogging is one of the internet-based jobs which demand attentiveness, consistency and intense passion. By reason of this, only passionate people tend to make the best out of blogging. In Ghana and many other countries, bloggers fall into different classes but a top-level Ghanaian blogger should have the average monthly salary of GHc 3000. As regards blogging, we can’t give an exact salary because a blogger’s earnings often depend on expertise, dedication, time, consistency and even the resources channeled into the business.
If you’re passionate about being a successful blogger, be certain you are skilled in writing. Whether you’re skilled in writing or not, you still have to hire professional writers who can craft stunning articles that will keep your blog interesting and blossoming. In Ghana and every other place in the world, blogging has been given a modern trend and is obviously one of the most lucrative online activities.
To ensure you don’t have a frustrated blogging career, be certain that you’re determined to succeed as a blogger. Also, your first earnings might be so low that if you’re not dedicated, you could give up on blogging momentarily. In Ghana, poor internet coverage is one of the problems associated with blogging but despite this, there are a number of Ghanaians who have succeeded in blogging.
Engineering is one of the most reputed professions anywhere in the world. In its entirety, engineering covers several fields among which are petroleum engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, and electrical-electronic engineering. Ghanaian professionals are not excluded from reputed professionals but it is quite unfortunate that their salary structure is somewhat low in comparison to what many other Ghanaian professionals earn. As a Ghanaian engineer, your average monthly salary is estimated around GHc 2,967, making it one of the highest paying jobs in Ghana.
Business analysis is one of the professions that demand in-depth analytical skills. Therefore, the professionals in this job earn beautifully and are employed by top-level companies. In running a business –especially a multi-million business –business analysis is usually needed to attract customers on a long-term basis. By reason of this, companies employ business analysts and charge them with the role of constructing professional business plans capable of persuading customers. For a company’s sales to peak, customers’ patronage is surely needed and this is why passionate companies wouldn’t underestimate the services of business analysts.
In Ghana, an average business analyst can earn around GHc 2,200 on a monthly basis. If you’re certified in business analysis, you surely have the chance to be employed by a mega Ghanaian company. But again, you must realize that your success in business analysis depends heavily on your analytical proficiency in business management and counselling. Also as a business analyst, you’re required to examine the market to find out the products, goods or services customers are demanding at a given time. If your company eventually realizes the products/services customers are demanding, you’re still expected to give advice on how the company can optimize production in that regard.
Customer Service & Call Centre
Customer service is interestingly a reasonable source of income in Ghana. Many companies –most especially telcom companies –employ a large number of customer service agents so that customers can enjoy 24-hour service response. Though their salary structure is fairly low, call centre agents constitute the highest-paid professionals in Ghana. A customer service representative in one of Ghana’s popular companies should earn the average monthly salary of GHc 2,045, making it one of the highest paying jobs in Ghana.
Human Resource Management
Human resource management is a formal profession concerned with shrewd human relations and inter-personal interaction with the employees in a company. In an organization, human resource managers are required to carry along a company’s staff to ensure they work vigorously at the task at hand. Additionally, they ensure a company achieves its set objectives through staff concentration and orientation.
In Ghana, human resource managers are employed in order to foster the relationships between companies and their staffs and ensure that day-to-day activities are handled in the appropriate manner. For the fact that this job is profitable, an average human resource manager in Ghana can earn up to GHc 1400.
Working as a sales rep requires helping a company, firm or organization in maximizing sales through brand promotion. Sales representatives come in various standards but here we actually mean representatives who possess formal qualifications. In Ghana, these kinds of professionals are employed by mega companies in several sectors and that’s why it is very easy for anyone with the skills of sales representation to secure employment in Ghana. As an average sales rep in Ghana, you can earn around GHc 1200.
Though this job comes with a reasonable salary level, being a sales rep in top Ghanaian companies demand great expertise, experience, shrewdness, and excellent academic qualifications.
Accounting is one of the most cherished professions in Ghana not only because it commands respect but because it yields reasonable wealth. In detail, accounting requires professional handling of business accounts and as obviously observed in Ghana, accountants fall into the category of highest-paid professionals.
Ghanaian accountants seem to be well-paid professionals but in reality, their salaries are fairly low if compared to what employees earn in some other high-rank professions in the country. Though accountants’ salaries might be quite low in Ghana, it is worthy that an average Ghanaian account could earn up to GHc 850 on a monthly basis.
That’s all about the top 15 highest paying jobs in Ghana 2020.