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Ghana has been named among the top transit points for cocaine in the world according to a new report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

According to the World Drug Report 2016, the West African region in general had become a major passage point for cocaine from South America en route to Europe.

The report said between the five year period; 2009-2014, “the proportion of the total cocaine seizures in Africa accounted for by West Africa rose to 78 per cent.”

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia in China

The Integrated Social Development Center (ISODEC) has warned that Ghana risks losing more than it will benefit from the newly announced 19 billion dollar partnership with the Chinese government.

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia revealed after a four-day visit to China, that the Nana Addo-led government is partnering its counterpart in China for the implementation of the economic transformation agenda.

The funding partnership with China, Dr. Bawumia explained, is not based on the traditional model of borrowing and aid. The new model, he noted, is based on the bargaining power of the country’s natural resources such the 2.8 billion metric tonnes of iron ore deposits, 960 million metric tonnes of bauxite, 413 million metric tonnes of Manganese and not to mention Gold and Cocoa.

Hon. Babara Asher Ayisi

The Honourable Member of Parliament for Cape Coast North and Deputy Minister for Education, Babara Asher Ayisi has encouraged Muslim youth to make schooling a priority and take academic work seriously.

According to her, the Ministry of Education intends to admit 30% of government school candidates into Senior High Schools in the region.

“Most of the students in the schools in our region are either not from here or are from private schools. We therefore want to admit as many as possible candidates from government schools in the region. This is why the ministry of education intends to admit 30% of candidates into schools in the region this year”, she said.

Headmistress Of Aboom Special School - Madam Mary Osei speaking to the media

The Headmistress of Aboom Special School located in Cape Coast - Madam Mary Osei has called on government, non-governmental organisations, philanthropists and benevolent organisations to come to the aid of the school.

Since the school’s inception ten [10] years ago, the school has received little to no attention. The special school which started with a population of six [6], currently has 115 students with no expansion of facilities causing a strain on existing resources; resulting in the current 1:50 teacher to student ratio.

Madam Osei made these statements to ATLFMONLINE after the school embarked on a float through major streets in Cape Coast to mark the beginning of the school’s 10th anniversary celebration.

Residents of Oblogo and Tetegu, communities along the Weija Dam, are virtually surrounded by water but they continue to live normally, three months after the Ghana Water Company Ltd (GWCL) started spilling excess water from the dam.

Some developers in the flooded areas are also continuing with new constructions, with reinforced foundations.

During a visit by the Daily Graphic team to the area it was realised that although some residents had their buildings very close to spilled water — which has flooded some places around the catchment area of the dam — they continued to sell and engage in their daily businesses such as sewing, carpentry and repaired of vehicles.

Ghana National Fire Service

The Ghana National Fire Service is currently incapable of dealing with fires in high-rise buildings. The modern equipment of the service cannot fight fires beyond five floors of any building.

This means any building beyond five floors cannot be saved should it be on fire. This is frightening, considering the current increase in high-rise buildings in Ghana.

The accident occurred Monday night at Okyereko in Gomoa West near Winneba

Ten people are feared dead in a gory accident on the Winneba – Cape Coast highway in the Central region Monday night around 7:30pm. The accident occurred Monday night specifically at Okyereko in Gomoa West near Winneba.

Several others also sustained various degrees of injuries were rushed to the Winneba government hospital and the trauma and specialist centre for treatment.

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