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The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Communications, Kenneth Ashigbey, has described the ban by the Ghana Education Service (GES) on the use of mobile phones in senior high schools as wrong. Thus, calling on the GES and other educational stakeholders to take a second look at the issue.

Ghana’s Education Service (GES) banned the use of mobile phones in basic and secondary schools to enable students concentrate more on their studies.

The Honourable Deputy Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Gifty Twum Ampofo has urged affiliates of Valco Hall, University of Cape Coast to aspire to take up leadership positions to contribute to the development of the hall, the university and the country at large.

She said students patronizing counselling services provided by the university will help develop and prepare them for key positions in the future.

Madam Gifty Twum, speaking last Saturday at a durbar dubbed 'Sankofa Durbar' to climax the 26th year hall week anniversary of VALCO hall advised the students to take advantage of the opportunities the university presents and develop themselves holistically.

The Ho Campus of the Ghana Technology University College (GTUC), has admitted its fourth (4th) batch of students to pursue various academic programs in the School for the 2017/ 2018 academic year.

A total of 87 first-year students consisting 67 males and 20 females, were admitted into the University College over the weekend.

61 of them were admitted into the Faculty of Computing and Information System, with the rest 26 into IT and Business, to offer various degree and diploma programmes in the school.


Dr. Juliana Owusu-Ansah, the University Registrar addressing the matriculants on the behalf of the Vice Chancellor, advised them to make use of the opportunities offered by the school, to develop themselves intellectually and morally.

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She said “education is not just about the acquisition of knowledge, but equality and compassion” adding that the knowledge acquisition should be used to bridge the gap between the served and under-served in the society through the application of technical tools.


She assured the fresh students of the school’s readiness to support their academic activities with the requisite resources.


She further charged them to be law-abiding and responsible students.

“IT skills are becoming an important tool in driving economies in the new world. And training the youth in that field in developing countries like Ghana is crucial to the prospects of the economy and human resources” she noted.


The Acting Head of the Ho campus, Mr. Frank Senyo Loglo, who reiterated the school’s resolve to produce world-class graduates, pledged to ensure a conducive environment to boost academic activities.


Started as the Ghana Telecom University with their campus in Accra, the Ghana Technology University College (GTUC), now has satellite campuses in Volta, Eastern, Western, Ashanti and Greater Accra regions, with overall population of 5,776 students made up of both local and foreign students.

By: King Nobert Akpabli/citifmonline.com/Ghana


An Educationist and Head of the Finance Department of the University of Cape Coast, Professor John Gatsi, has expressed concern over the continuous abysmal performance of pupils in public schools in the Basic Education Certificate Examination.

Prof Gatsi observed that public basic school pupils perform poorly compared to their counterparts in the private schools during the standard assessment examinations.

Professor Gatsi was speaking at the 9th John Gatsi Educational Foundation Excellence Awards ceremony at Dzodze in the Ketu North Municipality of the Volta Region.

A section of awardees at the 7th Excellence Awards ceremony of the Institute of Education

Campus News

The Institute of Education of University of Cape Coast has held its 7th Excellence Awards on the theme, “The Teacher: An Agent of National Development”.

The ceremony was not only to recognize and award deserving students but it also aimed at cultivating the culture of excellence amongst students and particularly students at the College of Education.

In a bid to decongest Cape Coast, especially the industrial areas, the Cape Coast Metro Assembly has inaugurated a task force made up of ten personnel drawn from the Ghana Police Service and Metro Guards from the assembly.

The task force which will commence work on 26th March, 2018 has been mandated to ensure that traders who have stalls within the refurbished Kotokuraba market occupy them. The exercise will also be extended to the Abura Market and end on the 26th of April, 2018.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says government will mobilize whatever assistance it can to enable the Police provide the Ghanaian people the kind of service they deserve.

The Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) of Cape Coast, Ernest Arthur has advised traders who have been allocated shops at the refurbished Kotokuraba market but have not occupied them to do so or risk losing them.

Mr. Arthur gave this caution last Friday at the inauguration of a ten-member task force mandated to clear the city’s industrial areas off traders who ply their trade on the streets. The task force, consists of personnel drawn from the police and the Metro assembly.

Some traders at the Kotokuraba market have vehemently voiced their displeasure at what they describe as the unfair distribution of stalls at the market. Many who complain of poor patronage at the renovated market have now moved their trade to the streets causing traffic.

A class six pupil of Green Academy School at Assin Bereku in the Assin North district of the Central Region is reported to have committed suicide.

Justice Adu, who is described by neighbours as a lively and energetic child, was found on Sunday afternoon with his bath sponge around his neck hanging in a room he shares with his family.

According to Elisha Sarpong, who narrated the story to ATL FM News, the deceased had returned home from church Sunday afternoon and unsuspectingly picked his bathing sponge and entered his room.

Revised RTI Bill approved, forwarded to Parliament – Bawumia

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Vice President Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, has announced that a revised version of the Right to Information Bill has been approved by Cabinet and forwarded to Parliament.

Kwaku Asare of Denkyira Asikuma, Ghana, visits the former cocoa farm he sold to galamsey gold miners. He's among the growing number of cocoa farmers seeing their production replaced with mining, which is often only temporary but leaves permanent scars

Local News

Kwaku Asare grabbed his machete and trekked through the bush to his cocoa farm—through winding pathways and hills, past ominous pits of muddy water, and underneath the low-hanging canopy of dried cocoa leaves. But the trees were bare. A few rotting cocoa pods littered the ground, while other stunted pods refused to ripen on the branches.

“When the Chinese came, they told me that my plants were not yielding anymore because there was so much gold under the soil,” Asare said. After a few years of low production, he sold his 14 acres to a group of small-scale gold miners, also called galamsey miners, with a Chinese sponsor. The money is gone now and Asare’s land is poisoned.

Kwaku Asare’s story is not uncommon in Denkyira Asikuma, a small farming village nestled amongst cocoa plantations outside of Dunkwa in Ghana’s Central region. At least 30 cocoa farmers in the village have sold their land to miners who quickly excavated, pumped in water and chemicals, and abandoned their pits when the work was done or when soldiers chased them away.

The Ministry of Finance has launched the Tax Revenue for Economic Enhancement (TREE) project in Cape Coast.

The revenue collection-led strategy, which places priority on improving the revenue collection and enforcement processes, is expected to improve the revenue of the various Municipal, Metropolitan and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the country.

Speaking at the launch, the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori Atta, charged the District Assemblies to toughen their revenue collection base to feed into the ‘Ghana Beyond Aid’ agenda.

Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Man Utd to fight Madrid for Neymar

Foreign Sports

Manchester United are ready to fight Real Madrid for the signing of Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar, claims Don Balon.

Revitalised Ronaldo reaping the rewards from Zidane’s 4-4-2 change

Foreign Sports

The Portuguese is in fantastic form this year and hit his 50th career hat-trick with four in total in a 6-3 win at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday
There is no stopping Cristiano Ronaldo in 2018. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner had his struggles in the first few months of the campaign, particularly in La Liga, but he has been on fire since the turn of the year and that form continued against Girona.

Aduana Stars have been eliminated from this year's CAF Champions League after suffering a 4-0 defeat to Algerian side ES Setif in the second leg at the Stade Mai 8 1945 on Sunday.

Newly promoted sides to the Ghana Premier League, Dreams FC, Karela FC and Techiman Eleven Wonders registered mixed results on the opening day of the 2017/2018 campaign over the weekend.

In what could be described as baptism of fire for the trio, none of them was able to register what would have been a dream start to the campaign.

Debutants Karela lost 1:0 to Medeama SC in Tarkwa, in what could be described as a baptism of fire, while their fellow debutants Eleven Wonders came from behind to draw 1:1 with Accra Hearts of Oak in Techiman. 

Tottenham beat Manchester United 2-0 at Wembley in their most recent Premier League meeting on 31 January

Foreign Sports

Manchester United will play Tottenham and Chelsea take on Southampton in the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

Spurs made the semi-finals for a second successive season with victory at Swansea on Saturday, while 12-time cup winners United beat Brighton.

Liverpool will meet Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-finals

Foreign Sports

Liverpool will face Premier League rivals Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-finals.

The teams have already met twice in the Premier League this season, City winning 5-0 at the Etihad Stadium in September, but their unbeaten run was ended at Anfield in January as the Reds registered a 4-3 victory.

The Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho has delivered a brutal assessment of Pastor Mensa Otabil following the preacher’s comments that the Ghanaian media is “depressing”.

The Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho has delivered a brutal assessment of Pastor Mensa Otabil following the preacher’s comments that the Ghanaian media is “depressing”.

Shatta Wale Dancehall artiste vows to close down media houses


Shatta Wale has vowed to close down several media houses should his dream of becoming a president comes to fruition in the coming years.

I’m Lyrically And Musically Better Than Shatta Wale – Stonebwoy Brags (VIDEO)


If you think BHiM nation boss Stonebwoy will be bowing to his arch-rival, Shatta Wale anytime soon, then you should prepare to have a change of mind because it is not happening now.

Highest Feast Sarkodie feasts with Kenpong, Prince Kofi Amoabeng, E.L, others (Video)


"The 'Highest Feast' brought together people who I take inspiration for my career and life," said Sarkodie.

Shatta Wale slams Bullet over Ebony’s tribute concert


Dancehall artiste., Shatta Wale has lashed out at Bullet, former Manager of Ebony over reports that he (Wale) wants to be paid before performing at a tribute concert.
On late Friday afternoon, Wale questioned the reports via a post on Facebook writing: “How can I charge to go and perform at a funeral ..where is the happiness and enjoyment at the particular place and time ..Bullet if you are the one spreading rumors like this which I kno u can ….then u fool waaa this Friday..This is not the first time I am hearing this form your camp .. Zylofon is my pride if you kno like go burn the sea .. #champioooon #Zylofon #bossbaker #SM #Storm#SolashEnt #Asuoden #LBE

Ex-President and Founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings has chided the former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hannah Tetteh for her gross disrespect towards his wife Nana Konadu.

Former President and Founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings has stated that the party has a lot of great, good people with solid integrity but a lot of the party’s grip is in the hands of those who lack integrity.

In an address delivered at a Town Hall meeting of cadres and NDC activists at the Arts Centre in Accra on Saturday, Mr. Rawlings condemned the situation where media propagandists sponsored by some within the party deliberately twist the truth in what he says to court negativity towards him.

Pollster Ben Ephson has claimed former President JJ Rawlings hates his successor President John Agyekum Kufuor with a passion.

He said the level of hatred towards Mr. Kufuor has been exhibited in the public utterances and actions of Mr. Rawlings over the years.

“It’s not a hidden secret that Rawlings hates Ex-President Kufuor with passion. It’s evident that his body language and utterances against Kufuor is not the same when he meets Nana Akufo-Addo,” the managing editor of the daily dispatch newspaper told Francis Abban on the Morning Starr Monday.

The founder of the NDC J.J Rawlings does not support the return of former President John Mahama as presidential candidate for the party in the 2020 elections, pollster Ben Ephson has noted.

In the view of the managing editor of the Daily Dispatch newspaper, the former military leader is using his influence in the party to galvanize the base of the party in order to call the shots.

The comment by Mr. Ephson comes on the back of claims by Rawlings that the NDC is currently being led by people with no integrity.

The Minority in Parliament has described the suit against former Chief Executive Officer of COCOBOD as a sign of desperation by the state to hold him accountable for his stewardship.

The Attorney General and Minister for Justice Gloria Akuffo has charged Dr. Stephen Opuni and one Seidu Agongo for causing financial loss to the state to the tune of GHC217 million. The trial of the two will begin on March 23.

Speaking to Starr News on the charges, Minority member of Parliament for Tamale Central Inusah Fuseini said the suit shows an attempt by government to impugn criminal motive to his service at COCOBOD.

Activities of Fulani herdsmen which have often resulted in the killing of Ghanaians in several parts of the country will be arrested and dealt with decisively, President Nana Akufo-Addo has stated.

Addressing the National Council of Fulani Chiefs at the Flag Staff House, (a body that was recently constituted by the Fulani Community in Ghana,) the President said the herdsmen and their work, which has often led to the outbreak of fighting between them and indigenous Ghanaian crop farmers, is of great concern to his administration.

To that end, the President welcomed the request for cooperation between the Council of Fulani Chiefs and the National Security apparatus to resolve the menace.

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