21
Tue, Aug
0 New Articles

Some renowned Journalists in the Central Region are encouraging the general public to openly volunteer information to enable journalists articulate concerns and views from the general public; rather than focusing primarily on championing the views and interests of people in positions of power.

The call was made during a special discussion programme on ATLFM to mark World Press Freedom Day on Thursday May 3, 2018. Mary Ama Bawa of ATL FM hosted Nana Boadu of Radio Central, Shirley Asiedu Addo Central Regional Senior reporter of Graphic Communications Group, David Yarboi - Tetteh Central Regional reporter of the Ghanaian Times, Samuel Nana Effah Obeng of Ocean One Television and Christian Baidoo of ATL FM News.

A senior lecturer at the Department of Classics and Philosophy, Mr. Jonathan Asante Otchere has been enstooled as the chief of Avilenu New Town and as one of the divisional chiefs of the Jomoro traditional area in the Western Region. Mr Asante Otchere who is a resource person on ATL FM now bears the stool name Nana Amoaka V.

df6f307a d182 4a7f 9c44 cbff45ec3c58

Nearly one in three Ghanaians are between the ages of 10 and 24. Many of these young people are at risk or already struggling with the consequences of an unplanned pregnancy or a sexually transmitted infection (STI), including HIV/AIDS.

To minimize these risks and secure a healthy future for adolescents, the department of population and health in collaboration with the school of medical sciences all of the university of cape coast and the centre of excellence in reproductive health innovation university of Bennin, Nigeria has organised a two day workshop for policymakers, journalists, service providers and advocates aimed to explore the sexual and reproductive health need of young people in the country.

Executive Director of the Center for Democratic Governance Professor Henry Kwesi Prempeh has observed that one area of law that has been grossly underutilized in Ghana is administrative law.

“There is the need to develop, in my view, a strong foundation in administrative law. This provision in article 296 mandate us to use but it is the most under utilsed clause in the constitution” he revealed.

A Professor of Natural Products Organic Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, University of Cape Coast (UCC), Professor Yaw Opoku Boahen says he has discovered plants with biologically active compounds that can be developed for the production of potent drugs for cancer, malaria and other health conditions.

One of the compounds Professor Boahen prepared with enhanced biological activity proved very promising going as far as phase two clinical trial which implies it could possibly pass as a potent drug.

The Confucius Institute of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) with support from the Confucius Headquarters and the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China has held a public lecture on the theme, “China-Ghana Diplomatic Relations”.

The lecture which was delivered by the Chargé D’Affaires, Mr. Jiang Zhouteng of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China on Tuesday focused on the past, present and future relations between the two countries.

He indicated that the diplomatic relationship between China and Ghana has highly remained cordial. With Ghana being the second African country after Guinea to establish such relations with China, the two countries have achieved fruitful economic and trade cooperation.

The Center for Gender Research, Advocacy and Documentation (CEGRAD), University of Cape Coast (UCC) has organized a dissemination Seminar to create awareness on the fast spread of child prostitution and its dire effects on children and the country at large. The seminar was on the theme, “Gold between My Thighs: Examination of Child Prostitution in Ghanaian Metropolis.”

Speaking on the theme, Dr. Georgina Yaa Oduro of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology disclosed that child prostitution is a global menace which is on a fast increase.