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NPP MP Hails Jospong, Calls Him Captain Of The Environmental Sanitation Industry And Urged Leaders To Support Him

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The Chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation who is also the New Patriotic Party Member of Parliament for Manso-Adubia in the Ashanti Region, Hon. Yaw Addo Frimpong has called on political leaders and all stakeholders to support the Jospong group of companies for its immense investments into the waste management, environmental and sanitation industry.

The MP who could not hide his excitement during a joint select committee tour of the Integrated Recycling and Compost Plant (IRECOP) and Sewerages Systems Ghana Limited which are all subsidiaries of the Jospong Group of Companies in an interview with journalists underscored the need for all stakeholders to rally behind Jospong to help grow other waste management companies to solve Ghana’s sanitation challenge.

The joint select committee made up of Sanitation and Water Resources, Environment, Science and Technology, Local Government, Works, and Housing are touring major waste management facilities and landfill sites across the country to ascertain their conditions after the recent intermittent fire outbreaks at the Kpone landfill which have become a public health threat.

Hon. Frimpong also proposed a small increment in the Value Added Tax (VAT) to help finance waste management in the country. “I am proposing that if we add some small percentage on the VAT for sanitation, I don’t think any Ghanaian will kick against that idea,” he stated.

The General Manager of IRECOP, Ms Betty Brown Nyadu who conducted the MPs through the workflow of the IRECOP technology in an interview indicated that the facility charges very little which is far below the world bank recommended fee of $30 for managing a ton of waste.” The tipping fee we charge is so little that it does not cater to our operational cost”, she pointed out.

She was hopeful that the government will intervene to make waste management more sustainable and effective.

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Arsenal Beat Chelsea To Win Their 14th FA Cup Trophy

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Arsenal has won the FA Cup for the 14th time after beating London rivals Chelsea 2-1 in this season’s final played on Saturday at Wembley Stadium.

Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the unsung hero as the Gunners rallied from behind to secure the victory after Chelsea had made a bright start to the match.

Chelsea took the lead inside five minutes through Christian Pulisic’s smart finish. But Aubameyang drew Arsenal level from the penalty spot before the break after he was fouled by Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta.

The Gabon international then produced a moment of world-class finishing to make the defining contribution to the first behind-closed-doors FA Cup final.

Chelsea finished the game with 10 men as midfielder Matteo Kovacic was very harshly sent off for a second yellow card.

By virtue of the win, Arsenal, who finished 8th in the Premier League will play in Europa League next season.

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Gov’t Likely To Implement Free Tertiary Education : Nana Addo

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The President of the Republic, Nana Akufo-Addo has disclosed that his government is considering free tertiary.

Before the 2016 elections, the NPP which was then the opposition party promised Ghanaians free senior high school after capturing powers and has successfully implemented the policy.

President Nana Addo speaking in an interview on Kumasi base radio channel Wontumi FM, he expressed that the greatest investment to make in a country is about investing in the education system.

Hence he decided to ease the stress on parents by slashing fees of students pursuing their education in senior high school.

According to him, Putting things high, his government is likely to implement free tertiary education just like he did for the SHS.

He stated that he don’t want to give timeline but he’s sure it can be possible to add that too.

He however added that for now, they have put down student loan for tertiary level students to help them cater for their needs while in school.

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Chelsea Owner Roman Abramovich Agrees To Sell Stake In Gold Mine Worth £1Billion

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Russian billionaire and Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich is set to get richer, as he has agreed to sell his gold mine in a deal said to be worth £1billion.

Abramovich, whose financial worth reduced this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has agreed to sell his stake in Highland Gold Mining Ltd to Fortiana Holdings Ltd, according to Bloomberg.

The gold market is enjoying a resurgence amid the pandemic and the 53-year-old who is currently valued at around $12billion (£9m) by Forbes, will now sell his 40 percent stake in Highland Gold, in which he was a shareholder for many years.

Fortiana Holdings Limited, a Cyprus-registered company of Russian businessman Vladislav Sviblov, agreed to buy 145,759,871 shares in Highland Gold from Abramovich and his partners at £3.00 per share.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich agrees to sell stake in gold mine worth ?1billion

Highland Gold is one of the top ten gold producers in Russia with several mines in Russia’s the Far East.

The offer is expected to complete in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Chelsea has won 16 trophies since Abramovich bought the club.

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