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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

NKRUMAH IS A SYMBOLIC FOUNDER OF MODERN GHANA

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.

The School of Business, University of Cape Coast has expressed willingness to support government’s one district one factory project in the Central Region.

This was disclosed at a stakeholders meeting held on Tuesday by the Cape Coast Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry with support from the Ministry of Trade and Industry in Cape Coast.

The gathering aimed at bringing on board all stakeholders in the Central Region to plan on how to facilitate the implementation of the one district one factory project.

ATL FM has introduced a new programme dubbed ‘Parliament on Air’. This Saturday will be the maiden broadcast. It is a new debate programme for members of the University of Cape Coast Parliament on ATL FM.

The programme airs weekly from 9:00pm on Saturdays and seeks to offer a platform for students and their representatives to share their views on critical issues concerning students, the nation and the world at large.

The programme was launched on Saturday on the ‘A Week on Campus Show’ at the Campus Broadcasting Services (CBS) center.

 

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

 

Veteran Ghanaian journalist, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, has castigated the attempts by successive governments to celebrate the late Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s birthday as a Memorial Day in Ghana.

 

According to him, despite the fact that he is a firm believer in Nkrumah’s philosophies, he believes it is unnecessary to allot a day to celebrate the man.

 

He recalled that he registered his displeasure with the decision of the late Atta-Mills to mark the Dr, Nkrumah’s birthday as a national holiday.

 

He explained that this was as a result of the fact that Ghanaians were not properly educated on the reason behind the move.

 

He however noted that the decision of president Akufo-Addo to rebrand Nkrumah’s birthday from ‘Founder’s Day’ to ‘Memorial Day’ vindicates Ghana’s first president in several ways.

 

To him, it is nothing short of a paradox. Information available to YEN indicates that the president intends to propose a legislation to designate 4th August as Founders' Day, and 21st September as a Memorial Day, both of which will be observed as public holidays.

Source: Ghanaweb.com

 

Dr Kwame Nkrumah

Local News

As Ghana marks Dr. Kwame Nrumah's birthday today, the Progressive People's Party (PPP) has paid a glowing tribute to Ghana's first President, for his selfless dedication to the country.

Former President Mahama

Local News

Former President John Mahama believes that Ghana’s first president, Kwame Nkrumah founded Ghana and must be given the due recognition on his birthday, September 21.

Vice President Bawumia

Local News

A 2016 Annual Aggregate report on State Owned Enterprises (SOEs), has shown that five out of 18 SOEs made losses in the year under review.
The five companies are VRA, TOR, PMMC, VALCO and COCOBOD.

The Africa–America Institute (AAI) has awarded the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo with the institute’s National Achievement Award for the year 2017.

The award which is also for the people of Ghana was bestowed on him yesterday September 19, 2017 in New York at the institute’s 33rd Annual Awards Gala.

 

The award is to recognise the President and the people of Ghana “for their continued leadership and excellence in promoting democracy, accountability and peaceful transitions of power”. A citation for the award said.

 

President Nana Addo receiving the award said: “Ghanaians are deeply humbled by the award”.

 

He paid tribute to successive generations of Ghanaian patriots who played invaluable roles in establishing the free sovereign and democratic Ghana that was honored.

 

“What our history has taught us is that the spirit of the Ghanaian in his or her quest for peace, progress and prosperity cannot be quenched. We are a determined lot that cannot be deterred. It took us a while but the consensus of multi party constitutional democratic rule has been established in Ghana.

 

The most recent being December 2016, we had a peaceful transfer of power from a governing party to an opposition,” he said.

Two other Ghanaians; Bozoma Saint John, the Chief Brand Officer for Uber and Nicole Amaerteifio, Creator, Director, and producer of African City were also presented with the Innovation and Technology and leadership in African Media and Arts Awards respectfully.

 

The Founder and Chairman of Zenith Bank, Jim Ovia was also presented with the African Business Leader Award.

 

Founded in 1953, the Africa-America Institute is a premier U.S.-based international organization dedicated to strengthening human capacity of Africans and promoting the continent’s development through higher education and skills training, convening activities, program implementation and management.

 

AAI raises funds to provide scholarships to smart and under-resourced students to attend top-performing African universities and develops programs that focus on increasing the skills of the next generation of African youth so that they become globally competitive.

 

AAI alumni are at the forefront of Africa’s public, non-profit, and private sectors.

The Gala supports AAI’s efforts to strengthen the human capacity of Africans and to promote enlightened engagement between Africa and America through education, skills training, dialogue and special events.

 

The award ceremony brought together diplomats, international and senior US government officials, business and civil society leaders, educators, philanthropists, journalists and other prominent figures.

Source: Ghanaweb.com

Diego Costa: Chelsea agree terms with Atletico Madrid to sell striker

Foreign Sports

Chelsea have agreed terms with Atletico Madrid for the transfer of striker Diego Costa back to the Spanish club.

Arsene Wenger says Alexis Sanchez is close to full fitness but the striker will have to earn his place because there is "no hierarchy" at Arsenal.

Arsene Wenger says Alexis Sanchez is close to full fitness but the striker will have to earn his place because there is "no hierarchy" at Arsenal.

Chelsea and Manchester City investigated by Fifa over signing of youth players

Foreign Sports

Chelsea and Manchester City are being investigated by Fifa over their recruitment of young players.

Ghana U-17 Coach Names Final Squad For World Cup

Local Sports

Ghana U17 coach Paa Kwesi Fabin has named his strong final 21-man squad for the FIFA U17 World Cup to be held in India next month.

Fifpro World XI: Harry Kane the only England player on shortlist

Foreign Sports

Tottenham striker Harry Kane is the only England player on the 55-man shortlist for the Fifpro World XI.

Karim Benzema: Real Madrid striker extends contract to 2021

Foreign Sports

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has signed a four-year contract extension that ties him to the club until 2021.

Afia Schwarzenegger pops up in court

E-news

Popular actress, Afia Schwarzenegger, was Wednesday spotted at the premises of the Accra Circuit Court complex for the case in which her husband has been charged for circulating a nude video involving her and another man in bed.

I'm not introducing my 'girlfriend' to steal Ama McBrown's shine - Lilwin

E-news

The multi-talented entertainer, Kwadwo Nkansah alias Lilwin has denied allegations that he introduced his girlfriend, Sandra Ababio to compete and eventually kill off Nana Ama McBrown’s shine.

I’ve never gone hungry since I entered into God’s ministry - Nii Okai

E-news

Gospel musician, Nii Okai says he has never gone hungry after he left his job with a bank to do God’s work.

‘One Corner’ is my song – Shatta Wale

E-news

Dance hall artiste Shatta Wale has descended heavily on critics of Patapaa’s ‘One Corner’ song.

I am disappointed in Obrafour - Pappy Kojo

E-news

Rapper Pappy Kojo says he is upset with ace musician Obrafour for ignoring his calls and messages.

Reggie Rockstone

E-news

Legendary Ghanaian Rapper, Reggie Rockstone (born Reginald Yaw Asante Ossei) strongly believes Ghanaians are their own enemies.

The “Godfather of Hiplife”, as he is described in many circles, shared his thoughts in an Instagram video on why he thinks “Ghanaians hate Ghana”.

He bemoaned the lack of support for things made in Ghana by Ghanaians, using hiplife rapper, Sarkodie and Ghana’s first president, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, as victims of Ghanaians shameful hatred for each other.

'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

Politics

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

Politics

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

Politics

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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Sex didn't exactly have to happen, but it usually did. Now, forget everything you thought you knew, because it turns out that the casual hookup may be a thing of the past. A new survey's found that everyone's waiting longer to have sex.

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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

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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.