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The controversy surrounding the founding fathers of Ghana remains a major public discourse.

With President Akufo Addo’s recent pronouncement to have a separate holiday for Founders’ Day which will fall on August 4 and Kwame Nkrumah’s Birthday which will be marked on 21st September as Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day, some Ghanaians support the celebration of the two holidays differently, while others say it is needless.

According to a lecturer at the Centre for African and International Studies [CAIS] of University of Cape Coast [UCC], Douglas Frimpong-Nnuroh, Ghana’s Independence was attained through a collective effort and thus it is important to recognize all of them and celebrate them.

UTAG - UCC President - Dr. Eric Opoku Mensah

As tension mounts among members of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) following a decision by the association’s national executive to declare a nationwide strike today, the incoming national president of UTAG has called on members to remain calm.

Dr. Eric Opoku Mensah, UTAG President, UCC chapter and soon to be sworn in national president of the association said it is important for members to be guarded in their pronouncement on the issue and allow the national executive council of the association to continue with its background deliberations with appropriate authorities to restore calm at the University of Education, Winneba.

The University Teachers’ Association of Ghana (UTAG), UCC chapter on Thursday held a handing over ceremony to officially usher new executives of the association into office.

The brief ceremony was attended by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah and the Registrar, Mr. John Kofi Nyan.

In his handing over speech, the immediate past president of the association, Prof. Kwame Osei Kwarteng said his administration by dint of hard work, dedication and commitment was able to chalk unprecedented successes which has led to drastic development of the association.

The Training and Development Section of the Directorate of Human Resource of University of Cape Coast [UCC], yesterday, organized a one-day orientation programme for service personnel posted to the university.

The orientation focused on equipping the service personnel with knowledge that will help them work effectively.

A Senior Assistant Registrar at the Directorate of Human Resource, Mr. Isaac Elliot Nyieku, disclosed that the university would be taking on about one thousand two hundred service personnel. He said they are expected to abide by the rules of the university and also to understand the structure of the institution.