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The Central Regional Police Command says since the launch of “Operation Hit Hard” some two weeks ago, the activities of criminals in the region have drastically been reduced.

According to the central regional Police Commander, COP Rev. Nenyi Ampah Benin, the operation focuses on reducing criminal activities in the region to the barest minimum.

He said before the launch of the operation, Kasoa for example was virtually becoming inhabitable with criminals maiming and robbing residents of their personal belongings but now peace has returned.

Personnel at the University of Cape Coast [UCC] Security Section are inadequately resourced to effectively deal with the kind of robberies reported from the University community and its environs.

This was revealed by an intelligence officer with the UCC security section, Warrant Officer Moses Frempah in an interview on the Atlantic Wave on Thursday.

Mr. Frempah says they are only armed with truncheons, whistles and torchlights and these cannot counter the weapons wielded by the criminals.

The section also has just two vehicles serving the entire university community making them unable to respond promptly to crimes when they are reported.

The University of Cape Coast is surrendered by about seven communities where some students seek accommodation from private developers.

As part of its commitment to deliver great experience to customers, Vodafone Ghana has unveiled an ultra-modern retail shop at Kotokuraba Market in Cape Coast.

The shop which is the first of its kind in Central Region is to bring Vodafone closer to the people of Cape Coast. The ultra-modern facility has an internet Café, Tech Zone and Live experience zone to give the best of service to its cherished customers.

Graduate students in the country are appealing to the government to increase their bursaries and thesis grant by at least 50%.

According to them, the current amount between GH¢ 450 and Gh¢900 per graduate, is woefully inadequate for quality research.

The Graduate Students Association of Ghana (GRASAG) in a release on the matter, lamented the delay in the release of their 2016/2017 academic year.

“The annual Bursary and Thesis Grant ranging from GH¢ 450 – GH¢900 per student; depending on one’s programme of study, is woefully inadequate for quality research work, and we plead with government to come to the aid of the graduate students by seeing to at least 50% increment in our Bursary and Thesis Grant, across board.”

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