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Akufo-Addo Cuts Sod For Accra STEM Academy

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The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 cut sod for the construction of the first-ever ultramodern Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) school in the country to be called “Accra STEM Academy”.

The project when completed will equip students with 21st-century skills to effectively participate in the fourth industrial revolution.

Speaking at the sod-cutting ceremony at the National Vocational Training Institute’s Head office in Accra, President Akufo-Addo assured of his government’s commitment to enhancing the study of STEM.

He also underscored the need for the country to explore the studying of STEM as it has become the order of the day.

“Indeed, our world is essentially driven by technology, energy, industry, agriculture, medicine and health, clean air and water, transportation, sanitation to use management and conservation of natural resources.

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The successful exploitation of all these sectors depends ultimately on the application of science and technology.

“So it is obvious that to be part of this modern world, science and technology must be present at every stage of the development process… a country’s evolution is a function of its ability to understand, adapt, produce and commercialize scientific and technological knowledge in ways appropriate to its culture, aspirations and levels of development,” President Akufo-Addo stated.

 

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45-year-old Lynched For Shooting 5 Persons In Tamale

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Musah Yussif, 45, has been lynched for sporadically shooting five persons at ‘Agric’, a suburb of Tamale.

Mr. Yussif is said to have gone to a funeral ceremony to attack one Kambo Naa. In the process, he rather shot bystanders and injured five of them.

Northern Regional Crime Officer, Superintendent Bernard Baba Ananga in an interview  with JoyNews monitored  by GhArticles.com said some of the victims are in critical condition on admission at the Tamale Teaching Hospital. The remaining two have been treated and discharged.

According Superintendent Ananga, the Police received a distress call that someone came to the funeral grounds with a gun and disturbed public peace.

He said a team of officers were dispatched to the scene where they reported that one person was found lying in a pool of blood. Their suspicion was that the person was lynched.

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Superintendent Ananga added that a team of investigators who also visited the scene reported that the deceased was lynched.

According to the crime officer, the Police have invited one Kambo Naa for questioning, while investigations are underway.

He said initial investigations showed that Kambo Naa seems to have had a problem with the deceased, hence his being invited by the Police to assist in investigations.

Superintendent Ananga said details of the investigations would be made public in due course.

 

 

 

 

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“I Am Only Human “ – Anne Sophie Begs Ghanaians Seeking All Forms Of Assistance In Her Inbox

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“I Am Only Human “ - Anne Sophie Begs Ghanaians Seeking All Forms Of Assistance In Her Inbox

Anne Sophie, France Ambassador has paid a courtesy call on all Ghanaians who slide into her dm to seek assistance.

The French Ambassador to Ghana, Anne Sophie took her social media page to plead with Ghanaians to be patient and understanding since she may not be able to help them every time.

According to her, she really wished she could grant all their requests but she’s only a human.

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Notable Ghanaians Declare Feb. 8 ‘No Calls Day’ To Protest SIM Card Re-Registration

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Notable Ghanaians Declare Feb. 8 ‘No Calls Day’ To Protest SIM Card Re-Registration
A group of notable Ghanaian personalities who have identified themselves as Concerned Mobile Network Subscribers have served notice of boycotting the ongoing SIM card re-registration exercise.

According to them, they are ready to risk losing their SIM cards; hence, have set aside Tuesday, February 8, to embark on a nationwide protest dubbed ‘No Calls Day’.

They added, “any attempt to impose this [SIM card re-registration] on subscribers or block their lines would amount to an infringement on their property rights.”

“On that day, we call on all Ghanaians not to make or receive phone calls as a way of registering our disquiet about the circus surrounding the SIM card re-registration exercise,” they announced in a release dated January 13, 2022.

The group includes a former Kumbungu Member of Parliament, Ras Mubarak; Dean of UG’s School of Law, Prof. Raymond Atuguba; President and Vice President of IMANI-Africa – Franklin Cudjoe and Kofi Bentil; Private Legal Practitioner, Samson Lardi Anyenini, and Investigative Journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni.

“The ‘No Calls Day’ boycott on 8th February would be the first in a series of national boycotts to protest the current inhumane process of re-registration of SIM cards.”

“There is no law in Ghana that requires Ghanaian mobile network subscribers to “re-register” their SIM cards,” they argued.

Below are their demands:

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  • The National Communication Authority (NCA) should immediately withdraw its directive for mobile network customers to re-register their SIM cards by 31st March 2022.
  • When the appropriate legal framework is in place, a re-registration exercise can be done without having subscribers spend productive hours and several days in long queues in the midst of a ravaging Covid-19 pandemic.
  • There’s understandably a need to eliminate crime. But the fight against criminals must be within the law.
  • We therefore demand that the NCA and Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) must come up with a better and innovative way of re-registering the SIM cards by first amending existing law; and secondly to do so without the current inhumane re-registration process we are witnessing.

They stressed that “if the NCA and the MNOs fail to heed these demands, we shall, starting Tuesday, 8th February, 2022, begin the first of a series of planned boycotts until the rights of customers to be treated with dignity, are respected.”

Other members who signed the release are Kofi Kakraba Pratt, Dr. Kwesi Owusu, James Afedo, Selorm Branttie, Francis Kofi Korankye-Sakyi, Akyaaba Addai-Sebo, Kwame Mfodwo and Michael Ofori-Akuffo.

 

 

 

 

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