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Health Officials in the Ashanti Region say they have contained the H1N1 epidemic at the Kumasi Academy.

The pandemic strain of influenza type A, H1N1 2009 also known as Swine Flu was detected in some students of the school and is believed to be related to the deaths of four students.

Professor Domwini Dabire Kuupole served as the Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast [UCC] from January 2010 to September 2012 and as a Vice Chancellor from October 1, 2012 – September 30, 2016.

The former Vice-Chancellor handed over to the current Vice-Chancellor Professor Joseph Ghartey Ampiah at a short but symbolic ceremony organized at the University on 30th September, 2016.

After a year out of office, Prof. D. D. Kuupole revealed that it has been a great restful year after his service to the University.

The University of Cape Coast through the Centre for Teaching Support (CTS) and the Institutional Affiliation office (IAO) has organised a five-day training workshop on Assessment and Research for academic staff of the College of Health and Well-Being, Kintampo and the Department of Nursing, Methodist University College, Wenchi campus.

The training programme which would be replicated in all institutions affiliated to UCC is aimed at building the professional competencies of academic staff to provide quality services of the highest standard.

Opening the five-day programme, the Director of CTS, Prof. Douglas D. Agyei, said the workshop was aimed at building the tutors to adopt best practices in assessing their students; supervising students’ research and writing and publishing articles.

The twenty-four member committee set up to review the old Corporate Strategic Plan has presented its draft report to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, at his office.

When approved, the new Corporate Strategic Plan will span from 2018 to 2022 and will replace the old Corporate Strategic Plan, which will expire at the end of 2017.

Presenting the Report, the Chairman of the Committee, Prof. Kofi Awusabo-Asare, on behalf of his colleagues, commended the Vice-Chancellor for giving them the opportunity to serve the University in that capacity to review the old Corporate Strategic Plan.

The Police service have issued an alert to the public, particularly women, to be mindful of drugs that are being used by rapists to trap their targets at parties, social gatherings and other places.

The drugs which are believed to be used to lace the food, drinks or water of victims can last between 18 and 26 hours, and traces of it can be found in the blood and urine.

Dr Koryoe Anim-Wright, President of the African University College for Communication (AUCC), has urged the graduands of the University to make good use of their knowledge acquired and make a difference in their field of work.

“Your degree should be viewed as an opportunity for you to do better, to change lives, to make a difference and as well find solutions to today’s pressing issues,” Mrs Anim-Wright said.

Mrs Anim-Wright said this in Accra on Saturday when she addressed graduands of the University at the 14th graduation ceremony of which 409 students graduated in Bachelor of Arts in communication studies and Bachelor of Science in business administration.

JOSPONG Group of companies supports ten university students from James Town

Local News

The Managing Director of SSGL, Haidar Said, this is the company's gratitude to the people of James Town for their various contribution since the Lavender Hill and Mudor Faecal Treatment Plant begun operation.

CJ schools MP over the use of titles in Cou

Local News

The Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo on Tuesday schooled a Member of Parliament over the use of titles such as “Honourable” on writs.

Forestry Commission engages 7,000 farmers to reforest depleted forests

Local News

 The Forestry Commission has engaged more than 7,000 farmers under the modified ‘Tuangya System’ to reforest two depleted forests in the Western and Ashanti regions.

Tensions were high at the central business area of Mankessim in the Mfantseman Municipality of the Central Region when military personnel stormed the town to ease vehicular movement after taxi drivers blocked the road with their cars, leaving motorists stranded in gridlock for over an hour.

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has shut down Accra-based television station Metro TV, reportedly over their failure to pay their taxes.

A visit by Citi Business News to the Cantonment premises of the television station revealed that the GRA has restricted entry into the company with a seal of the Commissioner General.

6-year-old boy dies in fire at Atwima Mponua

Local News

A six-year-old boy has died in a fire that swept through a room he was sleeping in at Baneikrom in the Atwima Mponua District of the Ashanti Region.

The boy, who was identified as Kwadwo Michael, was said to be sleeping in the room when the fire started at about 11:00 pm on Monday.

FIFA has slapped a fine of CHF 6,000 on Nigeria and deducted three points from their accumulated points for using an unqualified player in their World Cup qualifying game against Algeria.

Ex-Black Stars Captain and now Head Coach of Division One side Dreams FC, Charles Kwablan Akonnor has bemoaned the lack of quality pitches in the Country.

The Former Ashgold and Dreams FC Coach believes the Ghana is endowed with lots of talents but the deficiency of quality facilities is taking away the shine of some of these talents.

“We have lots of talents in the country no doubts about it but the problem had been the quality of facilities to improve the game. That has been why some of these talents are not shinning.” He said in an interview with the Joy FM.

The National U-17 Female Soccer team the Black Maidens will play the young Scorpions of Gambia in a return leg encounter on Sun, 17th December, 2017 at the Cape Coast Stadium.

Ghana secured a 5-1 win in the first leg clash a fortnight ago at Gambia and would be hoping to sink the scorpions deeply to gain a step into the U-17 WWC qualifiers.

Despite the resounding victory, pundits are of the view that the second encounter is a mere formality however, head coach of the Maidens, Evans Adotey thinks differently.

Ghanaian-born Alphonso Davies has been named the Canadian U-17 footballer of the year. The player’s outstanding campaign saw him receive a call-up to the Canada Senior National team.

Alphonso Davies, who was born in Budumbura (Ghana) left for Canada at a tender age and has since been part of the Canadian National team. He was awarded after securing votes from national team coaches as well as Canadian clubs and coaches.

Black Stars goalkeeper’s trainer, Richard Kingston has threatened to quit his job with the National team. The ex-Ghana international alleges his club, Emmanuel FC are being denied justice by the GFA judicial bodies regarding promotion to the Division one League.

Emmanuel FC missed out on promotion to Ghana’s second-tier League after the FA quashed a protest made by the Club.

Deputy Sports Minister Pius Enam Hadzide says government has plans to build a modern stadium in the Eastern Region.

The region has been without a major sports edifice and that has slowed growth.

Reggie Rockstone, Okyeame Kwame, Lil Win, others billed for Flowking Stone's first annual concert

E-news

Flowking Stone will officially launch his 1st ever self-hosted concert at the forecourt of the Kumasi City Mall on Saturday, December 23, 2017.

Trial of Akosua Agyapong begins

E-news

 The trial of Akosua Agyapong, a highlife musician, who is accused of conspiring with her brother to defraud a businessman of GH¢105,000 in a land transaction deal, began at an Accra Circuit Court on Monday.

Rapper throws subtle shots at Sarkodie in new single "Azumah Nelson Flow"

E-news

The song titled "Azumah Nelson Flow" is strictly a Hip-hop record with production works from Rvdical The Kid.

Ebony refuses to apologise to Obour, says Ghanaians should accept her dressing

E-news

Singer Ebony has seemingly declined to apologise to the president of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) after she accused him of stealing monies belonging to the Union.

Kwame A.A Opoku, Shatta Wale and others for Africa Youth Awards 2017

E-news

The nominees for the 2017 Africa Youth Awards have been released by the Board and Jury of the Award scheme with some very astute young Ghanaians getting the nod for various categories.

I’ve worked this year but I’m not ready for ‘Artiste of the Year’ – Kidi

E-news

The singer, born Dennis Nana Dwamena, says he has put in a lot of work to be relevant this year and while he yearns for more successes, ‘Artiste of the Year’ next year, is not his target now.

EC boss writes to Nana Addo, wants copy of petition against her

Politics

The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Charlotte Osei is still yet to peruse the allegations against her in a petition presented to the Presidency, demanding her removal from office.

A document sighted by Citi News indicates that she has written to the President asking for a copy of the petition against her.

Court dismisses suit challenging Otiko’s ministerial appointment

Politics

The Supreme Court has dismissed the suit challenging the appointment of Otiko Djaba as Minister for Gender and Social Protection.

According to the court, it was unable to hear the case because the lawyer for the two plaintiffs, Godwin Tamakloe, did not possess a valid Solicitor General’s license at the time of issuing the writ.

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has cautioned Ghanaians against demonising profit-oriented businesses, saying such actions would not help the private sector to thrive.

Former President Kufuor made the remarks when he joined workers of Jospong Group of Companies to mark their annual praise and thanksgiving service held in Accra on Sunday.

The event was organised to thank God for his mercies and appreciate his goodness which had enabled the Group to chalk up successes.

The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Mrs Charlotte Osei and her two deputies, Sulley Amadu and Mrs Georgina Opoku-Amankwaa have been cited in the Judicial Service Administration bloc that also houses the offices of the Chief Justice, Madam Sophia Akuffo.


Mrs Osei, accompanied by her lawyer, Thaddeus Sory, entered the building at about 12:52pm, with Alhaji Amadu Sulley closely in tow.

The former University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) Vice Chancellor says he is "very confident" former President John Mahama will support his National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer ambition.

Prof Joshua Alabi said the immediate past president is “going to hand over the baton to me” to move the party forward.

Speaking in a recent interview with Joy News’ Gifty Andoh Appiah on The Pulse show, he disclosed that he has "an appetite" for the presidency.

“I strongly believe that if God gives me the strength, energy and everything it requires when they open the nomination, I may take advantage of that…but, for now, I have a strong appetite for it," he said.

Former ambassador under the Mahama administration Dr. Tony Aidoo has said President Akufo-Addo must not look up to the private sector if government truly wants to move Ghana beyond aid.

While the suggestion might appear to be an ideological heresy to a party of laid-back government and free-roaming businessmen, Tony Aidoo explained, the investment needed to develop the country will not come from private investors.

"What we need is a strong government that leads rather than a government that repose trust in a private sector that is essentially parasitic," he said.

The former Head of Policy Monitoring and Evaluation Unit at the Presidency was weighing in on a tough-talking speech by President Nana Akufo-Addo who repeated to his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, his tagline of free trade and not aid.

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