The Rector of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) Professor Kwamena Kwansah-Aidoo has scrapped off resit examinations for students at the communication school.
The Rector at students durbar organised on Friday November 3, 2018 stated that, ‘’…in my experience, no where in the world do we run a semester system and then have resist of examination as well. It is an encouragement for people to mess up…it baffles me that anybody would go and write any exam in the hope they’II go and repeat that exam; it is not a good idea.’’
He further explained that the provision of room for the writing of resist examination gives room for students to be lazy during examination, thereby causing them to fail.
According to him, the move is aimed at encouraging students to work hard and pass their end of semester exams.
He rather encouraged students to learn and pass their exams at the first attempt.
“…aim to get it out of the way once and for all and that’s it. So management has decided that after this year, we would not have resit examinations again,’’ he said.
Per the new directive, any student who fails in a course would have to wait till the next academic year when that course is being offered before he/she can write the exams.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Menzgold, Nana Appiah Mensah has encouraged its aggrieved customers to take advantage of the company’s online platform and migrate on it.
Breaking his silence for the first time on the brouhaha involving his company, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Bank of Ghana (BoG), he assured customers that his company will pay them their 15 percent off the initial gold collectibles values committed to the buying and selling on the Menzgold 'Gold Vault Market' would start on the 9th November, 2018…”
The intention of the company according to him was to pay off the entire amount in 90 days from their previous release.
Mr Mensah said for the past five years, the company has been consistent until it started facing challenges with SEC and the BoG.
He also disclosed the company developed a schedule for the paying but due to rush and apprehension, it was halted. He however revealed the company will pay 15 percent of the dividends of all customers who genuinely want to terminate their deal.
In explaining how the payment would be made, he said, the schedule will take into consideration the date of trade commencement of clients, “whether a trader did receive any extra value payment since the trader’s trade commencement or not, how long the trader has been buying and selling gold collectibles on the Gold Vault Market, the total quantity and value of gold collectibles put up for trade on the Gold Vault Market, and the extra value payments frequency received by each trader since the trader’s gold buying and selling tenure on the Gold Vault Market”.
He further assured customers that, Menzgold “would keep customers’ gold buying and selling business actively in session on the online-market, to forestall any payment impediments in the subsequent months”.
The company he stated will have a ‘’great rebound, be stronger than the previous years it has been in existence and provide better services. We will continue to resolve the challenges, we will also abide by the rules and work within the legal framework in Ghana.’’
The company he stressed has not collapsed as stated by some individuals.
He concluded by emphasising that, the company will stabilise, sustain and grow the Menzgold course, all in our resolve to serve our customers better.
Ghana has successfully retained its seat on the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Council, for Region D, Africa, getting a number of 123 votes from total votes cast, and placing 6th out of the 13 countries elected.
The highly contested election for Region D, Africa, was contested by 19 member states for 13 available seats on the ITU Council for the Africa Region D.
This follows a week of intense campaigning and lobbying among member states for the coveted Council Seats at the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference being held in Dubai.
Expressing her elation at this win, the Minister for Communications, Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, said the win is for all Ghanaians, and that it would spur Ghana on to achieve more on its digitization agenda.
Honourable Owusu-Ekuful expressed her appreciation to member states who supported Ghana in its bid for re-election to the ITU Council.
Referring to her high level statement which she gave during the opening ceremony, she said this re-election would also compliment the work of the President in pursuing the Digital Ghana Agenda for a massive transformation of the country’s economy through technology and broadband development, especially, as President Akufo-Addo is the Co-Chair of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Advocacy Group.
This is Ghana’s fifth election to the ITU Council, and the benefits of this include being able to contribute towards the development of ICTs, and play major roles in ensuring that appropriate ICT policies are developed.
Elections to the ITU Council also give an indication of Ghana’s performance in the ICT sector both at the national and international level.
About the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference and the ITU Council
The Plenipotentiary Conference is the highest decision-making body of ITU, the United Nations specialized agency for ICTs.
Held every four years, the Conference is the key event at which ITU Member States build consensus on key international ICT issues, elect leaders for the Union’s top posts, and decide on a road-map for ITU’s work over the next four-year period, including strategic and financial plans.
The ITU is governed by the Plenipotentiary Conference and the Administrative Council. The Plenipotentiary Conference is the supreme organ of the Union. It is the decision making body which determines the direction of the Union and its activities.
The Council, on the other hand, acts as the Union’s governing body in the interval between Plenipotentiary Conferences. Its role is to consider broad telecommunication policy issues to ensure that the Union’s activities, policies and strategies fully respond to today’s dynamic, rapidly changing telecommunications environment.
The General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), Pastor Mensa Otabil, the ICGC, and 13 shareholders and directors of the defunct Capital Bank Ghana Limited have been sued for allegedly engaging in acts that led to the collapse of the bank.
Pastor Otabil was the Board Chairman of the defunct bank, while the ICGC was named as a shareholder of the bank in the suit.
The suit was filed at the Commercial Division of the Accra High Court by the receivers of the defunct bank, Mr Vish Ashiagbor and Mr Eric Nipah.
The plaintiffs are seeking to use the legal action to recover over GH₵837 million being what they said were loans granted to the shareholders which remains unpaid.
The other shareholders and directors joined to the suit as defendants include Mr William Ato Essien, former Chief Executive Officer of the bank, Oheneba Osei-Akoto, Stephen Enchill, Kingsley Atta Ghansah, Otabil & Associates, Kwadwo Ayisi-Ahwireng, Isaac Osah Thompson-Mensah and John Kofi Mensah.
The rest are Edwin Obeng Donkor, Fitzgerald Odonkor, Amadu Montia, Kofi Kwakwa and Francis Adu Mante.
The suit outlined the role of each defendant and confirmed a financial autopsy report that said the failed bank’s founder William Ato Essien used depositors funds as his ‘personal piggy bank’.
Capital Bank, along with another indigenous bank, UT Bank, collapsed in August last year due to liquidity challenges and all their assets taken over by state-owned GCB Bank.
Capital Bank received GHS 610 million from the Bank of Ghana to cure its liquidity struggles, funds allegedly mismanaged, leading to its collapse.
The Assemblyman for Atimpoku in the Eastern Nana Yaw Ampem-Darko, has disclosed on Frontline on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm that, the removal of the bolts and nuts at the Adomi Bridge got to him about a month ago.
He was speaking to Kwame Tutu Monday November 5, 2018.
The bolts and nuts he indicated are not expensive and from the calculations done, it will cost GHc120 for them to replace the removed bolts and nuts.
He also revealed some lights at the bridge are not working and that is influencing people to steal from the bridge.
The Assemblyman said, the bolts and nuts can easily to be removed due to how it was done. When asked why his assembly has failed to purchase the bolts and nuts and replace them, he said, that is not our work. We don't have that authority to do it.''
Some unscrupulous persons have put the lives of thousands of passengers who use the Adomi Bridge daily in danger following the removal of bolts and nuts holding vital parts of the Bridge.
Report suggest that the suspects are targeting to remove some of the galvanized steel for a yet to be known purpose.
The DCE for Asuogyaman Samuel Kwame Agyekum confirmed the incident, adding that the security operatives are investigating the incident while the Ghana Highway Authority has been notified.
The Adomi Bridge located in Atimpoku in the Eastern Region which spans the Volta River that drains into the Gulf of Guinea, south of the Akosombo Dam was designed in 1956 and completed in 1957 by William Brown, of the engineers Freeman Fox & Partners.
In 2014, the bridge was closed to traffic on 10 March 2014 till 2016 for repair works and was opened to traffic in December 2015 after it had been refurbished.
Global beauty brand, NOTE makeup has officially launched its presence in the Ghanaian market at a colourful and glamorous ceremony on Saturday November 3, 2018.
The launch, which was well attended by beauticians, CEOs of beauty companies among other personalities, was held at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Accra.
Silverqueen cosmetics in partnership with the NOTE brand will supply the world-class makeup to its Ghanaian base.
Export Area Manager and representative for the African Market, Berk Aslan said, ‘’it is the right for the brand to be in Ghana.’’
He described the NOTE brand as a high quality product at an affordable price.
Mr Berk Aslan indicated that the Ghanaian market is not just great but with dynamic consumers.
According to him, skin care technology take core space in developing this makeup product, making it worthy of owning.
The brand he said is always in the path to developing new lines, by merging the latest technologies and the gifts of nature to create products for every woman wanting to look the best versions of themselves.
The NOTE brand he added contain richly pigmented formulas that provide an exquisite finish.
‘’It is dermatologically tested, free of added parabens, sulphates, and entirely and always cruelty-free, now that will give you comfort because safety is the brand’s priority as it is for its customers. The products are infused with Macadamia oil, Soy Protein, Sweet Almond oil, Argan oil, Shea butter any many more incredible natural extracts; definitely a plus to enjoy fresh look and skin care all in one blend,’’ he said.
The target for the company this year is for the NOTE brand to reach more people; and we are hopeful they will love the product and continue to use it, he stated.
On her part, the Sales and Marketing Manager for Ghana, Christy Anson, disclosed that, one strategy they have adopted in selling the brand is to reward customers with gifts when they purchase any of the NOTE brand.
She encouraged Ghanaians to accept the brand because it is of high quality and also affordable.
‘’The NOTE cosmetic is a very good product, it is extremely good for the skin, it is affordable and globally accepted,’’ she added.
The event was climaxed with a runway show.
Models of diverse skin tones, shapes, and abilities walked in different collection of the NOTE brand.
NOTE was created by a team of expert cosmetic chemists to provide a luxurious, wallet friendly experience for people around the world.
NOTE produce super clean makeup of the highest quality, priced for everyone and also manufactured in a state of the art, pharmaceutical grade facility in Istanbul.
The formulas provide rich pigments for all skin tones, unparalleled payoff and notable textures at guilt-free prices. The company responsibly source the highest performance ingredients available. Their products are dermatologically tested and always cruelty free.
President Nana Akufo-Addo has announced he will place the Head of State Awards Scheme under the direct supervision of the Office of the President.
The president said: ‘’I have pledged resourcing them so it reaches out to even more youth in all parts of the country. This is because when our youth push themselves and work hard toward the realisation of their lives’ goals, they achieve extraordinary things. Indeed, there is no limit to their potential, and there is virtually nothing they cannot accomplish.’’
He made the remarks at the 13th Duke Of Edinburgh International Award Forum
The president told the gathering that the Internal Award Forum ‘’…has, over the years, helped young people build confidence in themselves, and in their ability to give back to society. That is why, for us, the Head of State Awards Scheme, responsible for the implementation of the Duke of Edinburgh International Award in Ghana, has gained, since 1967, fifty-one (51) years ago, the support of all successive Ghanaian leaders and Presidents.’’
The Forum, which was introduced into the country as the Head of States Award in November 1967, seeks to challenge and equip many young people between the ages of 14 and 24 years with the appropriate skill set, experiences and values to prepare them for life.
Read Below the full statement
On behalf of the people and government of Ghana, I express my sincere appreciation to the International Council of the Duke of Edinburgh International Award for holding Forum 2018 in Ghana.
It is evident from the many smiles I see on the faces of the young people and visitors here that you have enjoyed your stay in Ghana, and from the earlier remarks made by previous speakers, this Forum has been a success. So, I believe it will not be out of place for me to request for another edition of the Forum to be held in Ghana. I look forward to welcoming you again soon, and I can assure Price Edward that the next time he will not have to compete with his elder brother for our attention.
Your Highness, ladies and gentlemen, there are many of our young men and women whose hopes and aspirations of obtaining holistic learning and training opportunities are hinged on the outcomes of this Forum. They are expectant that the time you have spent in Accra will succeed in helping to guarantee a sustainable future for the growth of the Duke of Edinburgh International Award.
This International Award Programme, has, over the years, helped young people build confidence in themselves, and in their ability to give back to society. That is why, for us, the Head of State Awards Scheme, responsible for the implementation of the Duke of Edinburgh International Award in Ghana, has gained, since 1967, fifty-one (51) years ago, the support of all successive Ghanaian leaders and Presidents.
As I indicated at the opening plenary session, I have taken my support for the Awards Scheme a step further by placing it under the direct supervision of the Office of the President. I have pledged resourcing them so it reaches out to even more youth in all parts of the country. This is because when our youth push themselves and work hard toward the realisation of their lives’ goals, they achieve extraordinary things. Indeed, there is no limit to their potential, and there is virtually nothing they cannot accomplish.
I am, particularly, excited about the newly launched “World Ready” campaign, which will help our youth tell their story of the impact this Award programme has had on their lives. It is the way by which people and other organizations would recognise the importance of this Award, motivating them to associate with us.
I thank all those who contributed in helping to ensure the holding and successful conclusion of Forum 2018. By this, I refer to the organizing teams from Ghana and the United Kingdom, the volunteers, donors and sponsors.
In the words of the greatest of all British Prime Ministers, Winston Churchill: “there is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies”, in other words, there is no more valuable investment for any nation than investing in the future of its youth.
May God bless us all.
I thank you for your attention.
The National Identification Authority (NIA), will today [Monday] November 5, 2018, is begin the mass registration and issuance of the Ghana cards.
The exercise will start at Adentan in Accra.
The exercise has been faced with postponement amidst public outcry over the delays.
From Adentan, it will continue to other areas in Accra from which the registration team will move to the Volta, Northern, Upper East, Upper West, Brong Ahafo, Western, Ashanti, Eastern, Western and Central regions in that order.
The exercise is expected to last for two months in the Ashanti Region while one month will be spent on each of the remaining eight regions.
Six people have been confirmed dead after a Sprinter Mercedes Benz Bus with registration number GT 3389-17, collided head-on with a Toyota Corolla with registration number CR 416-17, at Gomoa Mpota junction on the Winneba road.
According to the Medical Superintendent of the Winneba Trauma Hospital, Dr.Douglas Amponsah, six of the victims have died so far
He indicated that a young boy together with four other adults, sustained minor leg and head injuries.
“The boy’s parents are no where to be found, a good Samaritan brought him here” he stated.
The drivers of both the Sprinter Bus and the Toyota Corolla Saloon Car survived the accident after sustaining minor leg and head injuries.