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The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) is currently holding its 2017 national congress at University of Cape Coast. The congress affords members a platform to deliberate on issues that would enhance the growth of the association.

This year’s national congress is historic in the life of UTAG-UCC as its current leadership will assume executive roles at the national level.

Kwame Nkrumah Hall (KNH), Hall of excellence, UCC has launched its 20th anniversary celebration at its annual Osagyefo parade. The launch begins activities that will be put together to climax the grand celebration in March next year.

This year’s Osagyefo parade marked Nkrumah’s one hundred and eighth birthday which fell on Thursday September 21.

The celebration at the forecourt of the Hall was characterized by interesting military drills from the Excellence Army Cadet Corps of the KNH accompanied by music from the KNH Regimental band.

Dr Onzy Nkrumah, son of Ghana’s first President, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, has commended President Akufo-Addo for the implementation of the Free Senior High School (SHS) programme.


According to him, the nation cannot afford not to educate its people therefore, it was important to have removed the main hurdle in education which is the cost, to enable every Ghanaian to be educated, especially at the secondary level.


To that end, the Free SHS programme must be supported by all so that it succeeds.


Dr Onzy Nkrumah told Chief Jerry Forson, host of Ghana Yensom on Accra 100.5FM on Thursday, September 21 on the occasion of the celebration of Dr Kwame Nkrumah’s birthday, that: “I congratulated him when he first came with up this. By the way, all the policies of Kwame Nkrumah are available to be copied, plagiarised and abused, and so Nana Akufo-Addo should use all of them not just that one on free education.

Free education was one of the pillars of my father, and if Nana will allow himself to use all of the ideals and the goals of Kwame Nkrumah, that will be terrific and I will support him all the way.


“I just don’t think he was well advised to take this course of action about adding founders and using the UGCC as the founders. I think it is just an unfortunate mistake, and when I get the chance to talk to him one-on-one, I will explain it to him in a logical and historical way.


“We are brothers, we have to love ourselves as much as we can, so we can really be able to manage our own affairs not our own downfall. When we are divided, we are unable to do it but when we are together we can do it and I will pray for that (SHS).


“The Free SHS is absolutely a necessity, it is overdue. I think even with the overthrow of Nkrumah, the people should have continued it. Can we really afford not to educate our people? No …So I think this is a step in the right direction.”

Source: Ghanaweb.com


Campus News

The Founders Day debate keeps attracting views on what status is most suitably attributable to Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
Professor De-Valera Botchway, with the Department of History, University of Cape Coast has described Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah as a symbolic founder of modern Ghana.

CBS CENTRE, UCC Marks First Anniversary Of The Commissioning

Campus News

Exactly a year today, the immediate past Vice Chancellor of UCC, Professor Domwini Dabire Kuupole accompanied by the learned Professor, Patrick Otieno Lumumba, commissioned the Campus Broadcasting Services (CBS) Center.

Some students receiving their awards

Campus News

The School of Business, University of Cape Coast on Tuesday held its 8th edition of the Annual Dean’s Award.

The award recognizes and honors students who excel at the end of the academic year by obtaining an average CGPA of 3.5 and above.

This year’s award saw 173 students from level 100 - 300 in eight programmes of the school rewarded for their excellence. Out of this number,106 were Bcom(Accounting),17 Bcom (Finance),3 Bcom(HRM), 28 Bcom(Management), 6 Procurement and Supply Chain, 4 Bcom(Marketing) and Bachelor of Management Studies students.

About 11 cars in the early hours of Friday were involved in an accident on the Accra-Tema Motorway following a heavy downpour which made the road slippery.

All drivers involved in the accident escaped unhurt except for one who was rushed to the Tema General Hospital after sustaining injuries.

When GhanaWeb got to the accident scene, only one truck containing Kasapreko products was yet to be towed by the police.

The Station Officer for Accra MTTU, Chief Inspector Abraham Neutey said lots of cars got involved because of the slippery nature of the road. Among the cars involved was a petrol tanker and an articulator which veered off the road into the bush after they tried applying their brakes when they saw the accident ahead.

According to the police officer, they don’t have details of how it all happened as they got to the scene late, when most of the vehicles had already been towed away.

As GhanaWeb was about leaving the accident scene, a 2017 Hyundai Sonata with registration number GE-579-17 also got involved in an accident with the car getting badly damaged. The driver of the vehicle escaped unhurt as he got saved by his seat belt.

Narrating how it happened, the driver of the private vehicle who wanted to remain anonymous said he realized there was fuel on the road making it slippery, and as he tried slowing down, his vehicle veered off the road ending him in a pit.


Source: Ghanaweb.com

The Minister of Environment, Science and Technology, Prof Kwabena Frimpong Boateng, has said his outfit is taking steps to retrieve an amount of GHc6.3 million from RLG Communications Limited, after the company failed to produce 12,733 laptops for the state.

Ghana Among Countries With Most ‘bounced’ US Visa Applications Again

Local News

Ghana continues to rank among the countries with the highest United States Visa application denial rates, according to the U.S. State Department.
When it comes to B Visas, which deal with tourism or business, Ghana ranked 7th with 65.7% of such visa applications denied in the 2016 fiscal year, according to figures from the US Department of State.

An 18-year old third year student of Achimota Senior High School who allegedly shot a female colleague with his father’s single barrel gun has been sentenced to three years at the correctional home by the Juvenile Court in Accra.


The accused was reported to have brought out his father’s gun under a bed with the intent of shooting in the air but ended up killing his friend Lily Donkor who is also a third year student of the same school.


The accused faced a charge of manslaughter.


According to Kasapa FM court correspondent Daakyehene Ofosu Agyeman who was in court, the 3 years sentence is the maximum sentence according to the juvenile Act.


The facts as narrated in court earlier were that, on January 4, this year, at about 14:00 hours the deceased Lily who lived at Cantonments visited the accused person at Community eight (8) in Tema.


According to the prosecution the accused went into his father’s room and picked up his father’s single barrel gun and shot the victim in the abdomen.


On January 5, this year, accused told the police that he intended to shoot into the air however the gravity of the gun changed course and hit the deceased.


The prosecution said one Madam Gifty Billy, a neighbour, heard the gun shot went to the scene only to see the victim lying in a pool of blood.


Prosecution said Gifty rushed the victim to the Port Clinic in Tema.


However, due to the condition of the victim, she was transferred to the 37 Military Hospital in Accra, where she died on admission.

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The Assembly member for Council Lane electoral area in Elmina within the Komenda Edina Eguafo Abbrem [KEEA] municipality of the Central region was on Thursday morning found lifeless at a public place of convenience at Ayekoo Ayekoo in Cape Coast.

The remains of Joseph Ebo Taylor, believed to be in his forties and a staff of the Information Service Department in Cape Coast has been deposited at the morgue awaiting autopsy.

According to the attendant at the toilet, the deceased arrived at the facility in haste and left his hand bag with him to attend to nature’s call.


The five students of the College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, UCC who received the National Volunteerism Award following their innovative proposal  on a an ultra-modern fish smoking device for fishmongers at Duakor in Cap Coast  have called on the chief and elders of the community.


The visit was to officially inform the chief and elders of Duakor about their intended project to support fish mongers. The device if introduced would improve the fish mongering process by enhancing the hygienic conditions under which fish mongers work and increase productivity.


One of the award recipients, Tony Danso in an exclusive interview with ATL FM News said they were motivated to build a facility to support fishmongers of Duakor after they paid a visit to them and witnessed at first hand the difficult circumstances under which they worked.


“We have been there several times and we realised that the women over there are really going through a tough time.


It touched our heart to develop the device for the women over there to help them smoke their fish in an improved way”.


The Dean of the School of Agric, Professor Elvis Asare Bediako commended the students for their hard work and encouraged other students of UCC to emulate the innovative prowess of their colleagues.

Aba Aikins/ATL FM News


Ronaldo, Messi & Neymar shortlisted for Fifa award

Foreign Sports

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Paris St-Germain's Neymar comprise the Best Fifa Men's Player shortlist.

Liverpool and Manchester United given Moscow warning

Foreign Sports

Liverpool and Manchester United fans have been told there will be a "visible police presence" in Moscow next week.

The Organizers of the ongoing WAFU Cup of Nations have stated that tickets will be sold for the final matches of the tournament.

The tournament has run apparently on free gates in a bid to attract people to the stadium, however on Sunday, 24th September, 2017 there will be charges at all the gates.

Niger will play Benin in the third and fourth place match which will be played at 2:00pm on Sunday, 24th September, 2017 while the finals will be between the Black Stars of Ghana and the Super Eagles of Nigeria at 6:00pm on Sunday at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium.

Kofi Dankwah

Local Sports

Ghanaian-born Nigerien defender, Kofi Dankwah, says he is very disappointed that his team did not qualify for the finals of the WAFU Cup of Nation.

Ghana beat Niger 2-0 in the second semifinal game on Thursday at the Cape Coast Stadium. Goals scored by Kwame Kizito and Stephen Kwadwo Sarfo in the first and second half respectively sealed a place for Ghana in the finals of the competition.

At the post match interview, Dankwa revealed how sad he was for Niger’s inability to beat Ghana to qualify for the finals.

Coach Maxwell Konadu

Local Sports

Coach Maxwell Konadu says the Black Stars will be armed and ready for revenge on Sunday against Nigeria in the final of the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations to lift the trophy.

The Black Stars B were comprehensively beaten 2-0 by CHAN Eagles last Monday in their final Group A match which sent them through to the last four of the tournament.

The hosts were in fine form as they brushed aside Niger 2-0 on Thursday night to set up a derby final.

Ghana stayed in the hunt to win the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations after an improved performance gave the Black Stars B an impressive win over Niger in the semi-final on Thursday night.
The defending champions advanced to set up a final clash with old rivals Nigeria, who needed a solitary strike by midfielder Rabiu Ali to progress at the expense of Benin.

Meet the actress alleged to be in bed with Shatta Wale in USA


Although Shatta Wale is not married to Shatta Michy, we all know they are more like couples and is very surprising and sorrowful to see a married man or woman in bed with a different person and even if it happens they do well to keep it a secret.

2Face is stupid, fake – Eedris Abdulkareem


Eedris Abdulkareem, has blasted legend, 2Face Idibia for not supporting his friend, Blackface, describing him as a fake.

Women In Worship concert to create cervical cancer awareness


Some of Ghana’s anointed women worshippers will converge at the Perez Dome on September 24, 2017 for the maiden edition of Women In Worship international concert.

“Ghana Music Industry Is A Fable” - Rapper


2017 VGMA’s “Best Rapper of the Year” award-winner, M.anifest has stated that Ghana music industry is ‘a fable’.

I got UK visa with fake documents, overstayed for 5 years - Jagger Pee


Veteran actor, Jagger Pee has disclosed that he once applied for a UK visa with fake documents and he was granted that visa.

Swaziland’s King Mswati III marries 19-year-old as 14th wife


Mswati III, the current King of Swaziland and head of the Swazi Royal Family has married a 19-year-old girl as his 14th wife.

'Onaapo' caused NDC's 2016 defeat - Michael Adangba « Prev Next » Comments (5) Facebook Twitter Google+ Email This Print This Adja Onaapo Dee Aja composed 'Onaapo' for the NDC's Michael Adangba, a Ghanai


Michael Adangba, a Ghanaian Traditional Musician noted with songs for development says the National Democratic Congress (NDC) lost the 2016 Election due to the contradictory messages contained in the party’s campaign songs.

Kennedy Agyepong leaks names of NDC gurus to face prosecution


Outspoken New Patriotic Party (NPP) has stated unequivocally that five persons under the previous National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration will soon face criminal and civil prosecutions for their alleged involvement in shady deals.

Finance Minister - Ken Ofori-Atta


The Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has served notice that there will be huge cuts on salaries and allowances of CEOs of State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs).

The move, according to him, is meant to ensure that none of the CEOs earn more than the president.

Mr. Ofori-Atta made this known recently while addressing a policy and governance forum on governance and strategic policy for the Civil Society Organisation sector.

“We currently have a mirage of remuneration schedule that we don’t quite understand. I think we need to begin to rationalise it to make it clear where remuneration ends so that it does not go beyond the presidency,” he said.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo says his quest to modernise Ghana is resolute and unwavering.

The President disclosed this when he addressed attendees of the 33rd awards GALA of the Africa -America Institute held at the Mandarin Oriental building in Manhattan, New York City, where he received the AAI 2017 National Achievement Award.

According to President Akufo-Addo, Ghana is a country blessed with many natural and human resources and that with prudent management and deployment of these resources, the country will attain higher heights of development.

Mallam Shamuna Uztaz Jibril has been accurate with his predictions prior to the 2016 elections – and he has again anticipated that former President John Dramani Mahama will be a threat to the incumbent in the next presidential election.


The Islamic cleric, numerologist, philosopher, and an acclaimed spiritual hacker in an interview with Peacefmonline.com indicated that, even though Ex- President John Mahama has not won the primaries in his party to contest for the presidency but "he will be a serious threat in 2020”.


The soothsayer explained that “Based on my spiritual calculations, he [John Mahama] will win the primaries with an unexpected margin of votes and will have a mysterious reception in the party . . . and also coming with a full force to the presidential election.”


“What I mean by serious threat is that anything can happen. Thus, the election is not going to be easy for the ruling party as it was in 2016. That is to say he will not be seen as opposition candidate. There will be serious struggle between him and the incumbent,” he added


Mallam Shamuna Uztaz Jibril however failed to predict a victory for John Mahama – “As to whether he is winning or losing the 2020 elections, is not the focus of attention now, I will present that one later.”


He also warned the Nana Addo-led government ahead of the 2020 elections -“Finally, the year 2020 is a mysterious year and cannot be taken for granted. Anything can happen in the spiritual realm. I therefore caution the elephant to restructure its political muscles and stand firm. Allah knows best.”

A former Deputy Minister of Finance, Cassiel Ato Forson, has confirmed that his Ministry authourised the purchase of the defective national ambulances following a directive from the Ministry of Health to do so.

“I want to put on record that the Ministry of Finance only acted upon instruction from the Ministry of Health to issue a sight Letter of Credit on their behalf, utilising MOH 2014 budgetary allocations,” he said on his Facebook page.

Mr. Forson made the comments in reaction to revelations that some 30 ambulances purchased were not fit for the purposes for which they were procured.

Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, who led a group of journalists to inspect the ambulances last week, noted that although it has been established that the 30 ambulances supplied by Big Sea Ltd were defective, an amount of €2.4 million had been disbursed from the consolidated fund to pay for the ambulances.

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Upon the heated lands of the village
Beside the gentle waters,
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'Onaapo' caused NDC's 2016 defeat - Michael Adangba « Prev Next » Comments (5) Facebook Twitter Google+ Email This Print This Adja Onaapo Dee Aja composed 'Onaapo' for the NDC's Michael Adangba, a Ghanai


Michael Adangba, a Ghanaian Traditional Musician noted with songs for development says the National Democratic Congress (NDC) lost the 2016 Election due to the contradictory messages contained in the party’s campaign songs.