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A lecturer with the Department of Economics, University of Cape Coast [UCC] has identified the Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumiah’s address at the Institutional Advancement Lecture Series at the University of Cape Coast as characteristic of political speeches that only look at performance of specific qualitative indications but fail to consider the quantitative implications when describing the performance of economies.

Mr. William Godfred Cantah says the success of every decision or policy must be evaluated based on both the fiscal side and monetary side.

Bringing up instances to explain how Ghana was bridging the missing link in terms of productivity, Dr. Bawumiah cited a number of policies such as the restoration of the nurses and teachers allowance and the introduction of Free SHS, implying these were helping to address low productivity in Ghana.

Vice President Alhaji Dr. Mahmudu Bawumia has revealed that the economic woes of the African continent is the lack of productive capacity building for Africans.

According to him, countries with stronger economies pay much attention to developing their technological, intellectual and institutional capacities.

On the part of Africa, Dr. Bawumia described as unfortunate, the historical economic setback drawn from resource exploitation, failure of countries to utilize export revenues for industrialization and the lack of improving the standard of education.

Assembly Members of the Cape Coast Metropolitan assembly have expressed worry about the state of security within the Cape Coast metropolis following an escalation in robbery.

At the Metropolitan Assembly’s second ordinary meeting on Wednesday, the absence of street lights and police patrol teams in most areas within the metropolis were concluded by assembly members as the major cause of robbery in cape coast.

Addressing the house at the meeting, the Metro Chief Executive (MCE) of the Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly, Hon. Ernest Arthur explained the security agencies have been doing their best to contain all major crime situations. He however did not deny the fact that robbery in the metropolis has escalated.

The Department of Theatre and Film studies of University of Cape Coast [UCC] has launched its annual Theatre and Film season.

This year’s season targets bringing out societal issues that affect the development of the country. This was portrayed through some excerpts from the theatre and film studies which includes “The Slaves”, “Woes of a Hospital Patient”, “Once upon Four Robbers”, and “The Pretty Tree of Gakwana”.

Addressing the audience at the program, the Honourable Deputy Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Dr. Zimblim Iddi, stated that, the role of theatre in the development of a nation cannot be over emphasized.