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The Department of Human Resource Management: School of Business of University of Cape Coast [UCC] has signed a Memorandum of Understanding [MoU] with the Institute of Human Resource Management Practitioners, Ghana.

The institution whose mission is to advance the practice of Human Resource in Ghana has a function to certify students to be Human resource practitioners, provide continuing professional education for its participants and give Human Resource solutions where needed.

The Department of Social Welfare says it is still in the process of identifying families of children in some thirteen [13] orphanages in the Central Region ear marked for closure.

According to the Deputy Director in charge of Child Rights Promotion and Protection of the Department, Fred Sakyi Boafo, these orphanages will be closed due to failure to maintain accepted standards.

“Central region has thirteen orphanages ear marked for closure out of about twenty due to bad standards”.

The Pro Vice Chancellor of University of Cape Coast, Prof George K.T. Oduro has indicated that reading is an important tool for development hence, the need for it to be encouraged at all levels of education.

According to him, the sense of a common national identity, values of unity and the spirit of volunteerism can be inculcated into the younger generation through reading.

He stressed on the need for students to read materials that will be of great benefit to their personal and social development urging parents and teachers to play their role to ensure that their wards make reading a habit.

The Vice President, Dr Mahamadu Bawumia says government, in Wednesday’s budget, will fully fund three development authorities namely the Coastal, Middle belt and Northern development Authorities that will be established to engineer the development of the country.

Speaking over the weekend at the 141st Speech and Prize giving day of Mfantsipim Senior High School in Cape Coast, Dr. Bawumia explained that the move forms part of the agenda of Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo’s government to decentralize government spending and build an all-inclusive society. He said the three development authorities will administer the one million dollar per constituency in the country.

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