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Dominic Nitiwul

Defence Minister Domnic Nitiwul says Ghana remains vulnerable to the threat of terror attacks despite indications the country is safe. He told Parliament Wednesday, "Ghana is not as safe as we think."

Mr. Nitiwul was contributing to a statement on the floor of parliament by North Tongu MP Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa on global terrorism.

Mathew Opoku-Prempeh

Education Minister, Mathew Opoku-Prempeh, is expected in Parliament Thursday to respond to an urgent question on the closure of the University College of Education, Winneba (UCEW) and its satellite campuses across the country.

Ranking member on the Education Committee of Parliament, Peter Nortsu-Kotoe, who filed the urgent question said the closure of the University is in bad taste and wants an explanation given to the lawmakers.

Mr Nortsu-Kotoe wants to know what necessitated the closure and what is being done to resolve the matter as soon as possible.

Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation

The Ghana Technology University College (GTUC) in collaboration with Coventry University, United Kingdom, has organised the “International Conference on Education, Technology and Entrepreneurship (ICETE) 2017” in Accra.

The two-day conference, on the theme: “Promoting Development through Technology, Entrepreneurship and Innovation,” seeks to create an environment that would bring together like-minded individuals and groups to share knowledge in the areas of education, technology and entrepreneurship.

Being the first of what would be an annual event, the ICETE would serve as a platform for further discussions in the areas of education, technology, and entrepreneurship as key components for the study of economic growth.

Head of the Local Government Service (OHLGS) - Ing. Dr. Nana Ato Arthur

Head of the Local Government Service (OHLGS), Ing. Dr. Nana Ato Arthur, has advised managers and staff of various Metropolitan , Municipal and District Assemblies to use their time profitably.

According to him , employees should desist from engaging in unproductive activities on social media during working hours.

“It is worthy to note that a number of the Professional Classes in the Service have created platforms on social media to share information. While this is laudable, let me caution you against the abuse and misuse of these platforms to propagate falsehood which may be detrimental to the service”, he added.

Justice Sophia Akuffo

Parliament has set Friday, June 16 to vet nominee for Chief Justice, Justice Sophia Akuffo, instead of previously scheduled date of Monday, June 19, Second Deputy Speaker, Joseph Osei-Owusu, has said.

At a presser on Tuesday, Chairman of the Appointments Committee Joseph Osei-Owusu said the committee considered a number of factors before deciding on the date change.

He said there is vacancy already as retired Chief Justice Wood has already been appointed to the Council of State.

President Nana Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has announced the creation of the National Asset Recovery Trust to complete ongoing projects started by previous administrations.

The Trust, according to the President, will push for the completion of viable projects from previous governments that will bring maximum benefits to the state.

Nana Akufo-Addo made the revelations Tuesday when he was delivering an address at an event organised by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, in Berlin, Germany.

Ghana stands a high risk to be sanctioned by US State Department’s Trafficking in Persons if drastic measures are not taken to reduce child labour and child trafficking in the country.

This is according to the Central Regional Coordinator of Friends of the Nation (FoN), a non-profit-making, non-governmental organization (NGO) involved in socio-environmental advocacy, Kwesi Benyi Johnson.

Speaking at a press conference in Cape Coast as part of activities to mark this year’s World Day Against Child Labour marked across the world on Monday, Mr. Johnson said child labourers in Ghana as at 2014 stood at an estimated 1.8 million most of who were involved in hazardous work.

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