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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.

Metro Chief Executive of Cape Coast, Mr. Ernest Arthur

The Metro Chief Executive of Cape Coast, Mr. Ernest Arthur has marked his first year in office with a series of radio interactions to render account on what his achievements have been since receiving the mandate and also answer questions residents of Cape Coast have on his administration.

Mr. Arthur when confirmed as the MCE a year ago identified three thematic areas as his focus. These include education, sanitation and the creation of job opportunities for the youth in Cape Coast.

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The Chief Scribe of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), Kofi Yeboah, has charged journalists to be mindful of their own security in their line of duty.

Though he believes there are state instruments that allow journalists to operate without any form of hindrance, he believes individual journalists also have a responsibility to be conscious of their own safety while on assignments. Mr Kofi Yeboah notes, media houses will also have to put in measures that will safeguard journalists at all times.

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The National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) says with the gradual take over of motorcycles as means of transport popularly known as ‘Okada’ within the west African sub region, it is positioning itself well enough to control and reduce ‘okada’ related crashes in the country, should this means of conveyance become accepted.

The Commission says in the last ten years, ‘okada’ related crashes recorded in the country have been 400%, gradually toppling vehicular crashes. Though the use of ‘okada’ is not as pronounced in Ghana as in other countries within the sub-region, it is steadily becoming recognized hence, the NRSC’s preparedness.

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