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The 2017/2018 University of Ghana Students’ Representative Council [UG-SRC] administration led by Daniel Otting Awuah have released a list of students who will work closely with their administration in the various SRC committees.

The names released also include students who have been assigned specific roles in the SRC.

In a statement signed by the SRC President, the executive committee of the SRC approved the nominations of the students who in the meantime will work in an acting capacity until the SRC General assembly approves their nomination.

The Students' Representative Council [SRC], University of Cape Coast [UCC] has paid a courtesy call on the Honourable Minister of Information, Mustapha Hamid in Accra to congratulate him on his assumption of duty as a minister of state. The visit was also to introduce the new UCC SRC executives to him.

Interacting with the minister, the President of the SRC, Tony Henry Arthur, praised the minister for his hard work which has earned him his current position and said the UCC SRC will continue to tap into his rich experience to move the students and the university at large forward.

On his part, the Minister expressed appreciation to the student leaders for their visit.

A refurbished Glassblowing Unit has been commissioned by University of Cape Coast [UCC] to support practical sessions in the study of Science.

Speaking at the Commissioning of the Unit yesterday at the forecourt of the Department of Chemistry, Pro Vice Chancellor, Professor George K.T. Oduro, indicated that science plays a significant role in the country’s development hence the need for the glassblowing unit.

The Supreme Court has described as unconstitutional the decision by ex-president John Mahama to accept into Ghana two terror suspects from the Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

The court in a 6-1 majority decision ruled the action by the then president was in breach of Article 75 of the constitution which required that all international agreements be brought before Parliament for ratification.

H.E. Dr Mahamudu Bawumia

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The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has challenged the investor community to take advantage of Ghana’s competitive advantages, especially within the West Africa sub-region, to make significant investments that would bring them appreciable returns.

The Akufo-Addo government, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia indicated, is looking for “significant investments to do big things” and is putting the necessary legislative and policy framework in place to ensure the private sector thrives in a business-friendly environment.

“The six-month old Akufo-Addo government is committed to transforming Ghana’s economy, ensuring macro-economic stability and managing our resources efficiently. We need significant investments to do big things, and any investor will find in us a partner committed to ensuring a win-win situation”, Dr Bawumia stated this when he called on the President of the China Exim Bank, Mr Liu Liange in Beijing, China.

A former President of Ghana, Jerry John Rawlings turns 70-year-old today, Thursday June 22, 2017.

Popularly known as JJ, the former military dictator was born in Accra on this day to Victoria Agbotui and James Ramsey John, a chemist from the United Kingdom.

Mr. Rawlings, who attended Achimota School is married to Nana Konadu Agyeman and has three daughters – Zanetor, Yaa Asantewaa, Amina – and a son, Kimathi.

The UN mission in CAR has been plagued by allegations of sexual abuse

International News

Congo-Brazzaville is to withdraw more than 600 troops serving as peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) following claims of sexual abuse, the UN says.

A review of the Congolese deployment pointed to "systemic problems", a statement said. The UN peacekeeping force in the CAR has faced scores of allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation.

Almost 13,000 people are serving as part of the mission, known as Minusca. French troops have also been accused of sex abuse in CAR.

Jacob Zuma has been implicated in corruption scandals but has survived previous votes of no-confidence

International News

South Africa's highest court has ruled that a vote of no-confidence against President Jacob Zuma can be held in secret.

The constitutional court said that the Speaker of parliament had the right to order such a move. She has previously said she did not have the power.

Opposition parties believe that under a secret ballot, MPs from Mr Zuma's ANC party would vote against him. He has survived several previous votes of no-confidence.

All Kenyan schoolgirls are to get free sanitary pads (stock picture)

International News

All Kenyan schoolgirls are to get free sanitary pads, the government has said. It is hoped the move will improve access to education in a country where many cannot afford sanitary products like pads and tampons.

The high cost has led to an estimated one million girls missing six weeks of school every year, according to the ZanaAfrica Foundation.

But now the onus has been put on the Kenyan government to provide free sanitary towels to every schoolgirl.

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