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Director of Caribbean Cultural Center, New York, Dr. Marta Mereno Vega, has indicated that it is high time the African woman rose to her feet to reconstruct constructs and systems that are synonymous to slavery in today’s world.

She noted that women form a major part of society and their contributions to humanity and Pan Africanism for that matter cannot be underestimated.

Retiring staff of University of Cape Coast [UCC] and staff in active service who have excelled in the execution of their duties have been recognized at this year’s Send-Off and Long Service Award Ceremony.

The Ghana Immigration Service [GIS], Central Regional Command has for the first time met the media to outline its vision for operations in the region for the next two years.

Addressing the press on Wednesday, the Commander of the Central Regional GIS, Chief Superintendent Frederick Palmdeti said ensuring that the shorelines of the region are protected is key among the Service’s vision. He said this strategy will include dotting along the coast, Border Patrol Units to help monitor the coast and prevent illegal migration and smuggling.

The President of the University Students’ Association of Ghana (USAG), Emmanuel Kwarteng Frimpong has indicated that the association is demanding an apology from security personnel who subjected prospective national service persons to beatings and harassment.

The registration process for this year’s national service persons was on Monday fraught with chaos as some military and police personnel deployed to maintain order subjected them to beatings.

The Minister for Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has inaugurated Governing Councils for University of Cape Coast [UCC], Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology [KNUST] and the University for Development Studies [UDS] at a ceremony in Accra.

Members of the UCC Governing Council include Mrs Nancy Thompson Chairperson, Government Nominee, Prof. Joseph Ampiah Ghartey: Vice Chancellor, Dr. Tamimu Osman: Government Nominee, Dr. Thomas Agyarko-Poku: Government Nominee, Dr. Mrs Ernestina Freduah-Antoh: Government Nominee and Dr. Edem Amenumey: Convocation (Non Professorial).

The rest include Prof. Kwame Osei Kwarteng: UTAG President, Mr. Tony Henry Arthur: SRC, Benjamin Sundeme: GRASAG, Mr. Stephen Williams: TEWU, Dr. Anthony Yaw Baah: NCTE, Mrs. Cecilia Kwakye Coffie: CHASS and Mr. Gorkel Obro-Adibo: Alumni.

The Omanhene of Oguaa Traditional Area, Osabarima Kwesi Atta II has called on Ghanaians especially students to value and uphold their cultural heritage.

According to the Omanhene, for the country to develop and be a beacon of hope for others, there will be the need for Ghanaians to protect, promote and defend their culture.

He indicates, it is erroneous to believe that the culture of the African is heathen.

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