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Bernard is a broadcast journalist


Focus (94.3MHz) FM is the official organiser of this year’s edition of the face of SHS show.

This was announced by the Manager, Nana Kwadwo Jantuah after an agreement was signed between Entertainment Vibes Multimedia- erstwhile organizers of the show and Focus FM.

Focus FM, a radio station based on the campus of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology has hitherto partnered the organizers of the show as media partners.

The Face of SHS is in its third year and aims at empowering females within the second cycle schools. Face of SHS is a well structured, thought-provoking and highly competitive avenue for talent display in which the families of the young contestants are involved.

The show is also a successful medium through which the youth is educated on social issues, entertained as well as motivated to strive to discover their potentials.

This year’s show bears the theme; The role of the Second Cycle School youth in ensuring a peaceful election.

The programme, since its inception has been extremely successful and obtained unrivaled attention from students and the general public including families of contestants and has witnessed unrivaled patronage in Kumasi.

Nana Jantuah called on corporate bodies to come aboard and help make the programme more successful than its already successful antecedents.

Asked what is going to be different about this year’s show, the manager mentioned that the prizes involved this time are a thing to watch out for, adding that this year’s programme is dedicated to a peaceful election “and I think that is significant”.

-Bernard Buachi, Focus FM, KNUST

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Posted by on 6 July, 2012 in ENTERTAINMENT



A former Vice-Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Adarkwa, is calling for greater national attention to quality in vocational and technical training.

Professor Kwasi Kwafo Adarkwa says it is the only way to encourage trainees to establish businesses and employ others. The professor of Planning is worried technical and vocational education continues to be relegated to the background in the face of growing unemployment.

‘All of us stakeholders have a role to play starting from the government. I call for massive infusion of investment resources into the vocational and technical institutions in the country. Look at the classrooms, the laboratory and the workshops, all have to be revitalized and reinvested. As we have now, Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET) and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) can begin to monitor the quality of programs in these institutions,’ he said.

‘With the vocational institutions in the country, I am asking them to re-evaluate their curricula, this way they can become more in tune with the current trend in the job market.’

He urged parents to contribute through the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) by paying attention and providing what is due them.

Professor Adarkwa spoke at the 9th graduation ceremony of Ramseyer Vocational and Training Institute in Kumasi. Eighty-six students graduated in fashion design, catering, and electrical technology, block laying and concreting.

Meanwhile, the 36 year-old Presbyterian school is the only vocational and technical institution selected in the Ashanti Region to run a 4-year course in catering, block laying and concreting for unemployed youth.
The school is due to introduce auto vehicle mechanic, draught-manship and advanced courses to upgrade the skills of trainees as well.



Posted by on 2 July, 2012 in EDUCATION


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fitness trainer is calling on Ghanaians to join the ranks of developed and health conscious countries to formulate national health and fitness goals and objectives.

According to Godson Lamptey, CEO of Mojo Group of Gyms, a national orientation towards fitness has contributed massively to the development of a lot of countries including the United States, China, and Japan among others.

“Though it might take a while for some to come to terms with this, countries like the US, China, Japan have developed because they have built a unified sense of purpose through physical and spiritual exercises, and I have no doubt that Ghana can do same”, he said.

He says Ghanaians will be healthier when they exercise consciously and that will spill over to the economy and the intellect.

Godson Lamptey, popularly known as Mojo, was speaking in an interview with Focus FM in Kumasi.

He also cautioned Ghanaians to avoid developing destructive habits like alcohol and drug abuse as well as unsafe sex.

He calls for a healthy and fit nation, adding that health is not merely the freedom from illness, disease and debilitating conditions but includes a sense of well being and quality of life.

-Bernard Buachi

Focus FM, Kumasi.

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Posted by on 2 May, 2012 in GENERAL


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Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi to visit Europe

ImageBurma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is planning to travel abroad for the first time in 24 years, officials say.

The Norwegian foreign ministry said she was expected to visit Norway in June.

A spokesman from Aung San Suu Kyi’s party also told the BBC that she would visit the UK – but this has yet not been confirmed by London.

The Nobel laureate spent years under house arrest while Burma was ruled by a military junta.

She has previously refused to leave Burma for fear that she would not be allowed to return.

The exact dates of her travel – which would be her first outside Burma since 1988 – have not been confirmed.

British Prime Minister David Cameron invited Aung San Suu Kyi to visit when he met her last week in Burma, where a new civilian government is undertaking a process of reform that has been welcomed by the international community.

Reports from Burma say Aung San Suu Kyi is yet to receive a passport she has requested ahead of the planned trips.

Aung San Suu Kyi’s willingness to travel abroad shows her growing confidence in the reform process and Burma’s President Thein Sein, the BBC’s Jonah Fisher in Thailand reports.

The choice of Norway as the first country to visit is a natural one, as Ms Suu Kyi still has to formally accept the Nobel Peace Prize she was awarded back in 1991, our correspondent adds.


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Posted by on 18 April, 2012 in Uncategorized


India to test fire long-range missile

ImageIndia is due to test fire a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads.

The locally-developed Agni-V missile has a range of more than 5,000km (3,100 miles) and is expected to be launched in the eastern state of Orissa.

Analysts say the Agni (meaning “fire” in Hindi and Sanskrit) missile family is to be the cornerstone of India’s missile-based nuclear deterrent.

The missiles are among India’s most sophisticated weapons.

In 2010, India successfully test-fired Agni-II, an intermediate-range ballistic missile with a range of more than 2,000km (1,250 miles).

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Posted by on 18 April, 2012 in Uncategorized


Ken Agyapong’s comment inexcusable, indefensible – Akoto Ampaw

There appears to be some division among members of the National Media Commission (NMC) on what position to adopt about the alleged treasonable comments by the Member of Parliament for Assin North, Kennedy Agyapong.

The Executive Secretary of the Commission, George Sarpong, Tuesday refused to specifically condemn the comments widely denounced by political parties and civil society organizations.

There have been calls for the NMC to do same, but in an interview with Joy News Mr. Sarpong refers to an NMC statement that adopts a general approach and says nothing about Kennedy Agyepong’s comments.

But, a member of the commission and renowned lawyer, Akoto Ampaw holds a different view.

He believes the comments by Kennedy Agyepong deserve specific and outright condemnation.

He told Joy News: “Personally speaking, I think his comments are completely inexcusable and indefensible.

“And even if he had reasons to be provoked, those reasons do not in anyway justify the kind of inflammatory language he used, to the extent that that statement incites people to violence, it ought to be condemned.

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Posted by on 18 April, 2012 in Uncategorized



The Techiman Municipal Assembly last Wednesday cut the sod for work to begin on a one storey Administration/library block project for the Techiman Senior High School.

The contractor, Samuel Oforikumah of Belly-Eff Company Limited who was on site said he would ensure the project is completed in twelve months.

He also promised to give the Municipality value for money as only the best materials would be employed in the construction of the building to ensure that the building lasts long enough to serve its purpose.

Hon. Alex Kyeremeh, the Municipal Chief Executive who was at the site said he was very enthused about the project and would do anything within his means to ensure that the project is completed within the time stated.

He cited the recent termination of a contract involving the construction of an Assembly block building for the Techiman Senior High School (TESS) as a clear message to all contractors that laziness, shoddiness and unnecessary delay will not be tolerated. The contract is in the process of being re-awarded to a more competent contractor who could have the job done well and on schedule.

The project according to Hon. Alex Kyeremeh, is in response to an appeal made to him by the headmaster of the school concerning the bad state of the current administration block.

Work is also seriously ongoing regarding the construction of two (2) two-storey dormitory blocks for boys and girls. The construction of a six –unit classroom block as well as the supply of furniture constitute the projects the Techiman Senior High School has benefitted from since  the assumption of office of President John Evans Atta- Mills.

-Bernard Buachi

Focus FM, Kumasi.


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Posted by on 12 January, 2012 in GENERAL