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Dr. Kwabena Sarfo Sarfo Kantanka, lecturer at UCC

A lecturer at the Department of English, University of Cape Coast Dr. Kwabena Sarfo Sarfo Kantanka has posited that Ghanaian politicians are responsible for the increasing financial demands on them by their constituents.

He explained that constituents’ demands from politicians are based on the messages and promises carried in campaigns messages during electoral period. He added that another cause of unsavory demands on politicians is the drastic increase in standard of living when politicians get public appointment, suggesting to constituents that their politicians have access to vast resources.

Africa Is Beyond Aid: President Akufo-Addo Tells German Executives

President Akufo-Addo has reiterated his earlier call to Europe that Africa has grown beyond aid as a solution to the continent’s growth and development.

He was speaking at the fifth German-African Economic Forum held in the city of Dortmund in Germany. Citing the research findings of “Honest Accounts” and Illicit Flow of Funds (IFFs), Nana Akufo-Addo challenged Germany and its European partners to be fair to Africa in the light of the growing evidence that illicit financial outflows from the continent far outweighs what is received annually in remittances and aid together.

Cape Coast recorded 25 cases of pregnant children within the age range of 10 and 13 years between January and April last year.

This was disclosed by the Cape Coast Metro Director of the Department of Social Welfare, Mr. Daniel Agyepong at a town hall meeting at Amanful, a suburb of Cape Coast.

The meeting was organised by the Parish Justice and Peace Commission with support from the CCMA and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) on the theme, “Community Participation in Local Governance for Rapid Development”.

The University of Cape Coast [UCC] will soon sanction individuals who flout a directive to refrain from the indiscriminate posting of campaign messages and notices.

The caution is to aspirants of the various Junior Common Room Committee [JCRC] and Students' Representative Council [SRC] positions as well as various denominations and associations within the university.

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