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The Dean of Graduate Studies, Institute of Local Government Studies, Dr. Eric Oduro Osae has indicated that President Nana Akufo-Addo’s meeting with the press on Tuesday was bias as the accountability focused on the executive only.

According to him, in democratic governance, as practiced in Ghana, accountability should not only be demanded from the executive arm.

University of Education, Winneba

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The University Teachers Association has described the court decision ordering the Vice Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba and Finance Officer to step aside as an attack on academic freedom.

According to the Association, their members at the UEW campus who are currently on strike are being forced to work under what it described as “court imposed management.”

Speaking on Eyewitness News on Monday, President of UTAG, Dr. Harry Agbenu said they will resist such attacks.

Executive Director of the Center for Budget Advocacy Ghana, Vitus Azeem

Campus News

The Executive Director of the Centre for Budget Advocacy, Ghana, Vitus Azeem says there is no point for government to wait till individuals found culpable of embezzling state funds go on pension before retrieving these stolen monies.

He emphasized, if government is really committed to fighting corruption, individuals who are cited by the Auditor General in its report must be prosecuted.

According to him, government’s inability to gather courage to prosecute and retrieve stolen state monies immediately would also mean its inability to retrieve such monies from the end of service benefits of old and fragile people.

Ten Chinese have been arrested in connection with illegal mining (otherwise called galamsey) at Tamso in the Tarkwa municipality in the Western Region.

They were arrested by a combined team of the police and some members of a voluntary group known as Against Environmental Degradation.

The identities of the Chinese are yet to be made known by the police.

Counsel for some concerned staff of the Electoral Commission (EC), Maxwell Opoku Agyemang, says he is not prepared to back down from the impeachment process they have initiated against the Chairperson of the EC, Madam Charlotte Osei, despite threats from her lawyers.

Madam Charlotte Osei, Wednesday, dared Mr. Opoku Agyemang and his clients who are demanding her removal from office by the President.

A diesel tanker has caught fire at Assin Dansame in the Central Region after running into a Metro Mass bus en route Kumasi.

The driver of the tanker and his mate are reported to have suffered various degrees of burns and in critical condition. They have since been taken to the hospital for treatment.

US President Donald Trump's eldest son, son-in-law and ex-campaign manager are to testify before the Senate on alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.


Donald Trump Jr, Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort will be questioned about their links to Russian officials.
One key subject will be their meeting with a Russian lawyer last year.

Meanwhile, the president said he would not have named Jeff Sessions as attorney general if had he known he would recuse himself from the inquiry.

A Cameroonese soldier holds a position near the northern village of Mabass.

International News

Libreville (AFP) - Dozens of Boko Haram suspects have died in Cameroon custody, rights group Amnesty International said Thursday, with security forces brutally torturing them in the fight against the jihadist group.

Though Boko Haram originated in Nigeria, the Islamic State-affiliated group has carried out frequent attacks in Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

John McCain, the Arizona senator and former Republican presidential candidate, has been diagnosed with brain cancer.

A brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was removed from McCain along with a blood clot in a surgery at the Mayo Clinic on Friday, a spokesperson said on Wednesday.

McCain's office had only previously announced that the blood clot had been removed from above the 80-year-old's left eye.