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The Ghana Institution of Engineers (GhIE) has called on the government to expedite action on the passing of a Legislative Instrument, the Engineering Council Act, Act (819), to regulate engineering practice in the country.

Speaking at a one-day symposium on Concrete Technologies and Infrastructural Repair on Thursday, Acting Executive Director of GhIE, Kwabena Agyei Agyepong, stated that the GhIE will actively collaborate with the Government to address institutional weaknesses inherent in the construction industry.

The symposium was organised by Germany-based BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing and the University of Ghana, and was held at the Engineers Centre in Accra.

Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Cape Coast, Mathias Nketsiah

The Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Cape Coast, Mathias Nketsiah, has resigned from his post.

A communiqué from the Apostolic Nunciature in Ghana, issued by Most. Rev. Jean Marie Speich, said Pope Francis had accepted the resignation.

The communiqué added that the Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra, Most. Rev. Charles Palmer-Buckle, will now take his place as the new Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Cape Coast.

Final year students of Bimbilla Senior High School in the Northern Region were given just 30 minutes to pack out of the school for good after their final paper in the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) on Thursday.

There was heavy police and military presence at the school to enforce the directive.

The school’s headmaster, Mohammed Yakubu Mustapha, said he was worried the students had planned to attack teachers and destroy school property.

Gilbert Nii Ankrah is Public Relations Officer for Accra Metropolitan Assembly

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA)  has announced a ban on drumming and noisemaking.

The ban, which takes effect from 14th May to 14th June 2018, is to usher in the celebration of the Ga festival, Homowo.