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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has received the Africa-America Institute’s (AAI) National Achievement Award, on behalf of the people of Ghana, at a ceremony on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at the New York Public Library.

According to President Akufo-Addo, the award, which recognises Ghana’s status as a free, democratic and stable country in Africa, is as a result of the contributions of successive generations of Ghanaian patriots who played invaluable roles in establishing the free, sovereign and democratic Ghana that has been honoured by the AAI.

Delivering his acceptance speech, the President noted that over the course of Ghana’s long, tortuous history it has emerged that ”the spirit of the Ghanaian, in his or her quest for peace, progress and prosperity, cannot be quenched. We are a determined lot, who cannot be deterred.”

Efutuhemaa and Krontihemaa of Oguaa Traditional Area - Nana Amba Eyiaba I

Nana Amba Eyiaba I, Efutuhemaa and Krontihemaa of Oguaaman, has said that social change has been one of the greatest challenges of traditional leaders.

Speaking with ATL FM News at an advocacy meeting organised by the Department of Gender, Central Region at Komenda College of Education, Nana Eyiaba said it was necessary to blend tradition with modernity as one of the ways in curbing vices rising in our communities.

She said the traditional leaders were willing to cooperate with experts in the various fields of gender related issues to see to the implementation of plans discussed at the gathering.

The Agric Minister, Dr. Akoto Owusu Afriyie says government deserves commendation and not condemnation for how it has managed the fall Armyworms in farms across the country.

According to him, Ghana has managed the invasion better than other countries in the sub-region.

He made the comment when he appeared before the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament, Monday.

The Minister announced victory in a war against fall armyworms which had destroyed several thousands of hectares of farms across the country.