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General News of Saturday, 21 September 2019


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The Ghana Police Service confirmed the death of the Takoradi girls after a year-long search on the whereabouts of the young girls. The announcement was welcomed with mixed feelings with a portion of the public expressing anger towards the Ghana Police Service and others sadly overwhelmed by the latest report.

“A few minutes ago, officers of the Ghana Police service informed 4 families in Takoradi in the Western Region of Ghana that DNA test conducted on some human remains discovered into the course of police investigations into the disappearance 4 missing girls have turned positive, as the remains of the girls. The Ghana Police service has with regret informed the families that the remains of Ruth Abakah, Priscilla Kuranchie, Ruth Love Quayson, Priscilla Blessing Bentum,” Acting Inspector General Police, James Oppong Boanuh stated.

However, family members of the victims do not believe the report and have called for the sack of head of the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID), Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, for what they described as misleading the public that the “girls are safe.”

Also, this year’s Computerised School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) has left hundreds stranded following complaints by some parents that their wards had been placed in Senior High Schools that were not part of the five schools they selected.

Some parents, who accompanied their wards to SHS they claimed they were posted to, had to go back disappointed after information from school authorities that names of their children were not part of the admission list.

Despite the outcry of wrong placements, the Ghana Education System has insisted that no student was placed wrongly by CSSPS. GES has, however, recommended that a candidate who misses out on the placement under can opt for the self-placement procedure to select his or her preferred school from a list of schools provided.

Other issues to be discussed on this weeks JoyNews NewFile include the publication of the Commission’s report on the Ayawaso West Wuogon incident. On the issue, panelists will look at the “implications of the ‘cherry-picking’ White Paper on its implementation.”

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