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Akuffo-Addo receives honorary doctorate degree in France

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Akuffo-Addo receives honorary doctorate degree in France

Over the weekend, the president of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, traveled to Paris, France, on a six-day business visit.

The Sorbonne University in Paris will present the President with an honorary degree of Doctor Honoris Causa today. He will receive his third honorary doctorate when it is awarded to him.

You may recall that the first was an honorary doctorate in law that was awarded to him by the renowned Fort Hare University of South Africa in May 2016. The University of Liberia awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree as the second in December 2017.

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The President will address the Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at its 215th Session before receiving the Honorary Doctorate from the Sorbonne University.

He will also speak at the Asia Society Forum while in France on the topic “To Act in Troubled Times: New ideas from France, Asia, Africa, and the World.” Additionally, he will give the green light to the Ghana Embassy in Paris’ renovated Chancery building.

Rebecca Akufo-Addo, the First Lady, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Minister of Education, and a few members of the Presidency and Foreign Ministry were in attendance with President Akufo-Addo.

On Friday, October 14, 2020, the President is anticipated to return to Ghana. According to Article 60(8) of the Constitution, the Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia will carry out his duties while he is away.

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Kofi Kingston Puts Up ICT Facility In His Hometown In Ghana

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Kofi Kingston Puts Up ICT Facility In His Hometown In Ghana

Ghanaian-born WWE superstar Kofi Kingston, gave back to society by building an information and communications technology (ICT) facility in his hometown of Atwima Takyiman in the Ashanti Region.

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Images of the facility from different building eras were posted on Facebook by a user going by the name of Kwabena Nsafoa.

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Rumor has it that the technology center will provide training in computer literacy, media and information literacy (MIL), critical thinking, and inventive problem-solving methods to the people of Atwima Takyiman and the adjacent communities.

It was also made known that Kofi Kinston plans to build comparable buildings in other underdeveloped areas of the nation in order to promote appropriate information and technology education.

“Kofi Kingston in Kumasi.. WWE professional wrestler, Kofi Kingston, has built a Center that will offer training in computer literacy, media and information literacy (MIL), critical thinking, and creative problem-solving skills, while instilling a love of reading and research in students in his hometown Atwima Takyiman in the Kwadaso Constituency. He intends to build similar projects in other underprivileged communities in the country. Yɛ daase bro,” The caption for Kwabena’s post read.

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FUSSAG joins UTAG strike

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FUSSAG joins UTAG strike

The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) is now on strike in support of improved working conditions, and FUSSAG has joined them.

“Our members are also actively involved in the strike in whatever form, shape, or direction it takes,” FUSSAG stated in a statement.

The government’s decision to pay the 2022 fuel ex-pump allowance rather than the 2021 price, as well as the payment of car maintenance and off-campus allowances, are the subjects of the UTAG strike.

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Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU), Senior Staff Association of Universities of Ghana (SSA-UoG), and Ghana Association of University Administrators are more labor unions that have joined the strike (GAUA).

The strike was supported by the Technical University Teachers’ Association of Ghana (TUTAG).

It threatened to engage in a similar industrial action and stated that it supports the UTAG strike out of “common interest.”

The National Labour Commission (NLC) has given the striking unions instructions to end their strike right away.

This decision was made by the NLC following a meeting with UTAG members on October 20, 2022.

The Commission directed as follows:

  1. That the parties engage fitter on the “Terms of Payment and other related matters.
  2. That both parties should bring to the engagement table, people with mandate to take and/or make decisions.
  3. That the engagement should be held in good faith
  4. That UTAG should call off the strike immediately
  5. That the parties are given two weeks to conclude their engagement on report
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