Wednesday, February 26, 2014


By:Kwamina Bamfo-Agyei
At the moment at the Cape Coast Stadium site the concrete works for the construction of the stands are ongoing and over eighty columns have been constructed and the three gates have been constructed.
The roof of the stadium is currently being constructed while the field for the football game has been leveled. 
Over one hundred and nine workers have been employed. According to the foreman Samuel Elvis the project will be completed in 2015 due to this time limit they work on the site 24 hours from Monday to Sunday.
The 15800-capacity stadium is being funded with a Chinese government grant of US$30 million and is expected to be completed in 2015. Work on the project started in August 20, 2013.
When completed, the stadium will have eight runway tracks, a natural grass football field, three parking lot, two outdoor basketball courts, one outdoor handball court, a boxing training court, a press conference hall and a media room.

Other facilities include a medical room, an audience emergency room, two referee rooms, three management rooms, three storage facility, two security rooms, two VIP lobby halls, four athletic lounges, 22 guest rooms with LED electronic display, audio amplification system and a number of track and field sports devices.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


Komenda Sugar factory
The President of Ghana John Dramani Mahama has revealed that the government has finalized the financing of the Komenda sugar factory.
He made this known when delivering the state of the nation address in parliament on Tuesday morning February 25, 2014.
The approval of a $35-million credit facility between the Government of Ghana and the Government of India by Parliament last year paved the way for the revamping of the defunct sugar factory.

Residents of Komenda are optimistic that when the sugar factory is reestablished it will go a long way to improve the economic status of the area.
They noted that many youth will be employed to take good care of their family. A visit to the factory revealed that weeds have overtaken the once vibrant factory in the early 60s and 70s.
Many governments have pledged to look for investors to invest but it has proved futile.

At the time that the local currency is not doing well compared to the other foreign currency when the factory is operational it will reduced the dependency on importing sugar to the country.
By: Komenda Sugar factory

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


Kwamina Bamfo-Agyei 
Members of the Federation of Universities Senior Staff Associations of Ghana (FUSSAG)  of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) Branch  has called off its strike action on Wednesday  morning February 5th 2014.
According to the Chairman Daniel Egyir Arthur in an interview with CENTRAL PRESS the latest development was due to the wiliness of the University authority to resolve their issue he said the University has paid the January salary hence the call off of the strike.
However he noted that the authority has pledged to pay them their eight months arrears in no time. On Monday the FUSSAG began a five-day strike to protest at the delay in the payment of their January salaries and the 2013 salary arrears owed them by the university. The Association had earlier decried the delay in the payment of eight months’ arrears spanning January-August, 2013.


Kwamina Bamfo-Agyei
A visit to the construction site of Atta Mills Memorial Research Library in Cape Coast witnessed no construction activity at the site.
Central Press was not able to see anyone to speak to at the site. The project is at the lintel level and reinforcement bars for the beams were seen on the floor.
Official reasons have not been given why the suspension of the project for over four months.
Last year July 27 the President of Ghana John Dramani Mahama laid the foundation stone to begin the construction of the library.
President Mahama said the library when completed, will have a museum that will hold a collection of artifacts that tell the story of the life of the late President Mills and a research centre that will provide opportunities for researchers and scholars from all over the world to come to research into issues of governance. 
The project is being financed by four mobile telecommunication companies, and according to Mr. Kwame Pianim, Board Chiarman of Airtel Ghana, the industry owes a lot of gratitude to Ghanaians for their reception, hence their decision to honour the former President who sacrificed his life for all. The Library when completed will be affiliated to the University of Cape Coast.