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Some residents in the Central Regional Capital, Cape Coast are expressing worry over the use of fuel stations as eateries and rest stops.

With the most recent loss of seven people and the injuring of some one hundred and thirty two persons in the multiple explosion of gas and fuel stations in Accra on Saturday, residents in Cape Coast are calling for a reverse in the trend of fuel stations serving as restaurants.

A drive through the historic city will reveal a number of fuel stations dotted along major roads and others within residential areas which have gradually become places of relaxation.

Chale Foundation, a nonprofit organization which focuses on assisting children with special needs is appealing to government for support to reach as many children with special needs as possible.

The foundation, established three years ago, through the support of some benevolent organisations has been able to provide free medical screening for children at Dzorwulu Special School, Teshie Orphanage and Play and Learn Foundation, all in Accra.

According to the Public Relations Officer [PRO] of Chale Foundation, Albert Acquah, the activities of the foundation stands out from the lot due to the constant follow ups they make on children within special schools they have organised such screenings for, creating an avenue to properly support such children, medically.

The School of Physical Sciences of University of Cape Coast [UCC] has awarded forty nine (49) students at its yearly Dean’s Award. The awards ceremony is to recognize and award deserving students and motivate others to inspire them to achieve higher excellence.

Students who were awarded include Quarshie Rhoda Ayerkie who received the overall Best Female Student and Narkwha Emmanuel, the overall Best Male Student’’ for the School of Physical Sciences.


Quarshie Rhoda Ayerkie receiving her award presented by Prof. Livingstone Sam-Amoah

Instructional periods at the Christ Church Anglican Basic School at Adisadel in Cape Coast were suspended as rains in the early hours of Friday flooded some classrooms. The ground classrooms of the one-storey school structure were quickly evacuated as water gushed into them.

According to ATL FM’s reporter, Joseph Kobina Amuah who visited the school, teachers struggled to make their way around the school compound and pupils were seen packed into classrooms on the top floor with others standing on the main stair way and corridors.