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The Member of Parliament for the New South Wales (State), Australia, Honorable Julia Finn, with representatives of the High Commission of the Commonwealth of Australia, has paid a courtesy call on the Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, Prof. Kwesi Yankah.

Ms. Julia Finn (MP) is on a visit to Ghana and Liberia, to discuss with respective Ministers on issues relating to higher education and emerging opportunities that can provide mutual benefits to Ghana and Australia.

At the meeting, the Hon. Minister of State made it clear that, "Government of Ghana has a strong commitment towards education and is making conscious efforts in the form of huge investments to drive development through education.''

President Akufo Addo yesterday met the Press to answer a range of questions bothering on his administration.

On government decision regarding the Gitmo 2, President Akufo Addo said his government is yet to take a decision on the Guantanamo Bay detainees in Ghana, noting that once that is done, it will be forwarded to Parliament for deliberations when the House reconvenes.

President Akufo Addo added that he was aware a decision had to be made on Mahmud Omar bin Atef and Khalid Mohamad Sali Al-Dhaby who were brought into the country in 2016 for a period of two years. However, the two, who have exhausted their stay, are still in the country.

The Ghana AIDS Commission has released a statement, debunking figures that is supposedly emanating from the Commission.

The figures are in relation to articles circulating in the media, citing a high percentage increase in a new HIV infections in the country.

US President Donald Trump has come under severe criticism and received backlash from both his country and the international community following his hate comment that sought to denigrate Africa, Haiti and El Salvador. Though President Trump denies making any racial comments, scores of individuals including Republicans and the African Union have called on him to retract the comment and apologize.

President Trump is said to have made the comments at a meeting with American lawmakers on the new US immigration policy.