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The five students of the College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, UCC who received the National Volunteerism Award following their innovative proposal  on a an ultra-modern fish smoking device for fishmongers at Duakor in Cape Coast  have called on the chief and elders of the community.

 

The visit was to officially inform the chief and elders of Duakor about their intended project to support fish mongers. The device if introduced would improve the fish mongering process by enhancing the hygienic conditions under which fish mongers work and increase productivity.

 

One of the award recipients, Tony Danso in an exclusive interview with ATL FM News said they were motivated to build a facility to support fishmongers of Duakor after they paid a visit to them and witnessed at first hand the difficult circumstances under which they worked.

 

“We have been there several times and we realised that the women over there are really going through a tough time.

 

It touched our heart to develop the device for the women over there to help them smoke their fish in an improved way”.

 

The Dean of the School of Agric, Professor Elvis Asare Bediako commended the students for their hard work and encouraged other students of UCC to emulate the innovative prowess of their colleagues.

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Veteran Ghanaian journalist, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, has castigated the attempts by successive governments to celebrate the late Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s birthday as a Memorial Day in Ghana.

 

According to him, despite the fact that he is a firm believer in Nkrumah’s philosophies, he believes it is unnecessary to allot a day to celebrate the man.

 

He recalled that he registered his displeasure with the decision of the late Atta-Mills to mark the Dr, Nkrumah’s birthday as a national holiday.

 

He explained that this was as a result of the fact that Ghanaians were not properly educated on the reason behind the move.

 

He however noted that the decision of president Akufo-Addo to rebrand Nkrumah’s birthday from ‘Founder’s Day’ to ‘Memorial Day’ vindicates Ghana’s first president in several ways.

 

To him, it is nothing short of a paradox. Information available to YEN indicates that the president intends to propose a legislation to designate 4th August as Founders' Day, and 21st September as a Memorial Day, both of which will be observed as public holidays.

Source: Ghanaweb.com

 

Vice President Bawumia

A 2016 Annual Aggregate report on State Owned Enterprises (SOEs), has shown that five out of 18 SOEs made losses in the year under review.
The five companies are VRA, TOR, PMMC, VALCO and COCOBOD.

The Africa–America Institute (AAI) has awarded the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo with the institute’s National Achievement Award for the year 2017.

The award which is also for the people of Ghana was bestowed on him yesterday September 19, 2017 in New York at the institute’s 33rd Annual Awards Gala.

 

The award is to recognise the President and the people of Ghana “for their continued leadership and excellence in promoting democracy, accountability and peaceful transitions of power”. A citation for the award said.

 

President Nana Addo receiving the award said: “Ghanaians are deeply humbled by the award”.

 

He paid tribute to successive generations of Ghanaian patriots who played invaluable roles in establishing the free sovereign and democratic Ghana that was honored.

 

“What our history has taught us is that the spirit of the Ghanaian in his or her quest for peace, progress and prosperity cannot be quenched. We are a determined lot that cannot be deterred. It took us a while but the consensus of multi party constitutional democratic rule has been established in Ghana.

 

The most recent being December 2016, we had a peaceful transfer of power from a governing party to an opposition,” he said.

Two other Ghanaians; Bozoma Saint John, the Chief Brand Officer for Uber and Nicole Amaerteifio, Creator, Director, and producer of African City were also presented with the Innovation and Technology and leadership in African Media and Arts Awards respectfully.

 

The Founder and Chairman of Zenith Bank, Jim Ovia was also presented with the African Business Leader Award.

 

Founded in 1953, the Africa-America Institute is a premier U.S.-based international organization dedicated to strengthening human capacity of Africans and promoting the continent’s development through higher education and skills training, convening activities, program implementation and management.

 

AAI raises funds to provide scholarships to smart and under-resourced students to attend top-performing African universities and develops programs that focus on increasing the skills of the next generation of African youth so that they become globally competitive.

 

AAI alumni are at the forefront of Africa’s public, non-profit, and private sectors.

The Gala supports AAI’s efforts to strengthen the human capacity of Africans and to promote enlightened engagement between Africa and America through education, skills training, dialogue and special events.

 

The award ceremony brought together diplomats, international and senior US government officials, business and civil society leaders, educators, philanthropists, journalists and other prominent figures.

Source: Ghanaweb.com

Free SHS Students To Live On Their Own After Boarding Status Snub

Many first-year students of Senior High Schools (SHS) in the Ashanti region have been left on their own in private hostels after they failed to secure boarding status.
Joy News’ Erastus Asare Donkor reports that school authorities are also denying some of them access to school facilities for evening preps on grounds they are day students.

A member of the Socialist Forum-Ghana Dr. David Pessey has described as “silly” attempts by the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) to rewrite the history of the country.

He said this Wednesday while debating against the motion that Ghana has more than one founder on GHone TV moderated by Kafui Dey.

“Even for people in the diaspora, this debate will sound quite silly to them,” he argued. “The NPP has executive power and can change the history of this country but it will not stay. The business of falsifying history will not stop now.”

President Akufo-Addo is set to propose to Parliament to adopt August 4 as Founders’ Day for the Republic.