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The month of August is always packed with cycles of Festivals across most parts of the Central Region. As part of the Agona Swedru Akwanbo festival to be held in the early days of August, Nyce 90.7 FM has officialy launched the maiden Agona Swedru Akwanbo “Dakɔkɔɔ” at the Genevieva Lodge. The launch which was set to unveil the concept and programme outline of the “Dakɔkɔɔ” was witnessed by a cross-section of the entertainment fraternity partners and the other dignitaries as well as the general public.
Speaking to participants, the General Manager of Nyce 90.7 Fm, Mr. Odum Sackey explained that the “Dakɔkɔɔ” which fall on Wednesday the 14th of AUGUST 2019 is to traditionally commemorate with the pouring of libation at the Ancestral Forest by a Massive float and a street carnival to entertain the people and foster unity throughout the festival.
Life Patron for the Agona Swedru Akwanbo “Dakɔkɔɔ” who happens to be a Queen Mother at Awutu Breku popularly known as Lady Nash also commended Nyce Fm for coming up with such a great and wonderful event. She therefore called on all stakeholders to come on board to support the “Dakɔkɔɔ” and make it a memorable one.
Present at the occasion were, the Manager for the Patupa Soldiers (Patapa) Freebody, C.E.O of Daakye Fitness Center, Agona West Chairman, MUSIGA (Africaba), Mr. Martey Modern from the Center for National Culture, representative of the Agona Swedru Akwanbo Planning Committee, Staff of Nyce 90.7 Fm among other dignitary.
In her closing remarks, Lady Nash expressed gratitude to all those who took their time to be at the maiden launch of the Agona Swedru Akwanbo “Dakɔkɔɔ” and called on all sponsors to come on board as she donated a bountiful amount to support the event.
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The Vice Chairman said Mr. Adum as a “notoriously, incurably and sufficiently known” galamseyer (illegal miner) who has teamed up with other galamseyers to tarnish his image.
The Central Regional 1st Vice Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Horace Ekwow Ewusie has sued an ex-convict and a notorious drug baron, Mr. Edward Okraku Adum for defaming him and asking the court to grant him GH¢1million damages.
Couple of weeks ago, it was widely reported in the media landscape that Mr. Okraku Adum who referred to himself as an ex-convict leveled some facetious allegations against the First Vice Chairman in a petition addressed to the National Security Minister, Mr. Kan Dapaah and copied the President Akufo-Addo likewise the Central Regional NPP Chairman, Mr. Robert Kutin Jnr.
But Mr. Ewusie in a writ filed at a High Court in Accra on July 18, 2018, a copy as obtained by Awake News, has denied all contents of Mr. Adum’s petition emphasizing that he [Mr. Ewusie] has never been a friend of Mr. Okraku Adum let alone defrauding him by false pretense and other related offenses as he alleged in his petition.
“The defendant [Mr. Okraku Adum] claims to be a friend of the Plaintiff [Mr. Ewusie] a questionable fact which is not only untrue but palpably false and dishonest” – the writ said
The Vice Chairman said the contents of the petition with it related news publications are not only false but “malicious, dishonest, defamatory, scandalous, and fraudulent”
Mr. Ewusie who said he is a member of the inter-ministerial task force on illegal mining has described the petitioner, Mr. Adum as a “notoriously, incurably and sufficiently known” galamseyer (illegal miner) who has teamed up with other illegal miners whose working tools have been seized and confiscated by the Task Force to damage his hard earned reputation hence distracting him from carrying out his duty in a bid to end galamsey.
For him, the said delusional petitioner, Mr. Okraku Adum “through his so-called petition coupled with the fact that the defendant has facilitated, assisted, and encouraged some malicious publications in the print media has lowered” his “reputation in the minds of right thinking men/women within the community that he lives”.
He is therefore, asking the court to direct the defendant [Mr. Adum] to pay him general damages of One Million Ghana Cedis (GH¢1m), retract and apologize to him in full page Daily Graphic, same print media he used to publish the fallacious statements and other relevant media as the plaintiff may deem necessary for five continuous days; restrain the defendant and any other orders that the court may deem fit.
The Students Representative Council(SRC) of the University of Education Winneba has called on government to as a matter of urgency constitute a new governing Council of the school to enable them undertake the 24th Congregation.
Speaking to the Media in a Press Conference, the President of the SRC, Mr. Emmanuel Fosu said the fate of over 12,000 students to be graduated are in limbo due to the failure of government to constitute and swear in a new governing council.
Mr. Fosu disclosed that, the tenure of office of the current governing council expired on the 17th of July, 2019 and it was mandatory to swear in a new council before graduation.
Asked if the management had been informed of their petition, he said the've had extensive discussion earlier with management, but feels that the government needs to quickly intervene since the council constitutes members from the administration and government.
Mr. Fosu therefore asked the government to expedite action as soon as possible, in order to create an enabling and conducive environment for the graduation ceremony of the 24th Congregation of the University.
Mr. Fosu concluded by appealling directly to His Excellency,the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo, the Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, the Minister of State In-Charge of Tertiary Education, Prof. Kewsi Yankah, the National Council for Tertiary Education and all other stakeholders to, as a matter of urgency, take action by reconstituting and swearing in a new Governing Council for our University.
Meanwhile, the univesity has released an official press statement to postpone the school's 24th congregation indefinately as there seems to be no sign of a new governing council being constituted before Monday.
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