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The Earth Observation Research and Innovation Centre (EORIC) of the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) has inaugurated a US$1.2 million COSMIC-2 Satellite Ground Station (GS) on Tuesday at the Sunyani campus.

The GS, funded by the United States of America (USA) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Taiwan National Space Organisation (NSPO) is for weather monitoring in the Tropics and it could predict or forecast weather for four days ahead.

It is the only one in Africa and among eight others in Taiwan, Guam, Hawaii, Honduras, Brazil, Kuwait, Mauritius and Australia “to receive improved atmospheric data that promises to increase weather forecast skill”.

Kotokuraba Market

The allocation of stalls to traders at the newly constructed Kotokuraba Market continues to breed controversies as traders are furious about the manner in which the whole allocation process is being done.

During the Commissioning of the Market on Tuesday 29th November, 2016, the then President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama promised traders that there would be no form of favoritism in allocating shops to traders at the new market.

He explained the initial traders in the old market who were ejected before the construction would have shops allocated them first before other interested traders would be considered but that seems not the case.

Nduom University

The Founder and 2016 Flagbearer of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom has revealed that the long awaited Nduom University which has been surrounded by numerous controversies will commence this year.

“On behalf of Groupe Nduom and myself we would want to inform the people of Elmina that our University is going to start operation this year”, he said.

He noted that 200 students would be admitted for the start, and out of that number 20 will enjoy scholarships.

Prof. Oduro receiving prizes on behalf of management

The University of Cape Coast [UCC] Basic School has received two [2] awards out of the five [5] prizes at this year’s University Basic School Sports Association games held in Tarkwa.

The students won the Medley and Soccer competitions. Their rival counterparts from University of Mines and Technology [UMaT] claimed two prizes, KNUST one and UG, none.

Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom

The founder and the 2016 flagbearer of the Progressive People's Party (PPP), Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom has called on government to give the private sector the needed push to accelerate development in the country.

He said it is erroneous for Ghanaians to assume that government is the only body charged to bring development to the country since the private sector also promotes growth.

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The National Service Association in Cape Coast has embarked on a Teenage Pregnancy Campaign to create awareness on the imminent dangers posed by teenage pregnancy and prostitution.

The campaign follows a survey conducted by the National Service Personnel Association (NASPA) in the Central Region which revealed that young girls in surrounding communities of University of Cape Coast are engaged in “sex for money” and by this increasing the rate of teenage pregnancy and child prostitution in the Metropolis.

State facilities in Ghana’s ten regions are in bad shape and though government is poised to improve on infrastructural development, existing facilities continue to deteriorate.

Many have attributed the problem to the attitude of the Ghanaian and the poor maintenance culture of citizens.

Speaking to the pace at which state properties are destroyed particularly in the Central Region, the Cape Coast Metro Engineer, Felix Korankye Taylor has laid the blame at the door step of residents who he claims are repeatedly tempering with facilities or stealing them.

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