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GIMPA plans to implement GHc500 premium parking policy; students fight back

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The school said the parking space now earmarked as premium will include all parking spaces around the GIMPA Law faculty, business school and other faculties.

The only free space will be the parking space heading towards the main gate of the school.

“After staff allocations are completed, excess parking spaces will be allocated to interested individual students (on first come-first serve basis) subject to expression of interest, provision of documentation proof of vehicle ownership and evidence of payment of the required fee of GHS500 for the second semester of 2021/2022 ending 31st August, 2022. Payment is to be made to any GIMPA main account”, the school said in a statement.

However, this move has caught the ire of students especially ones in the law faculty and it has brought a seeming tension on campus.

A group calling itself the ‘Concerned Students of the GIMPA Law Faculty’, in an iPetition said the fee translates to GHS7.4 parking fee per school day.

“The imposition of a GH500 premium parking service translates into an approximate cost of GHS7.4 parking fee per school day, GH1000 parking fee per academic year or GH1,500 when three semesters are run within a year (a case in point is the 2021 Year). We find this rate as outrageous and excessive to already overburdened law students of GIMPA”, the petition read.

“The Law Faculty parking space is designed purposely for the faculty, law students and other users of the building.”

“Parking, therefore must be on a first-come-first-served basis and not on a ‘premium-rate’ basis. The lack of pedestrian pathways leading to the faculty pose a high security risk to the safety of the students who would have to walk to the faculty”, it added.

Speaking to Pulse Ghana, one of the petitioners said the move is an inconsiderate one looking at the current state of the economy and the difficulty most students go through in paying their school fees.

He said the school is being intransigent by going ahead and labelling the car parks and they will take another line of action should they go ahead with policy.

“In Legon, they don’t charge students for parking spaces. What they do is charge for the use of other external gates and even that is GHS400 a year.”

According to GIMPA, a towing company’s services will be employed to enforce the rule.

“For enforcement purposes, a towing company will tow vehicles parked wrongly or in unapproved slots out of campus and the vehicle owners will bear the cost of towing.”



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Govt sets up 3-member committee to find solution to Bulgarian Embassy land saga

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This move comes as an outcome from the meeting between the Bulgarian Ambassador to Nigeria with accreditation to Ghana, Yanko V. Yordanov and the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel A. Jinapor in Accra.

The Minister said: “You will recall that Justice Retired Kwasi Anto Ofori-Atta recommended that I use my good offices to find an amicable solution to this issue and this is what has culminated to this meeting with the Bulgarian Ambassador.”

“I look forward to building a relationship that goes way beyond the land matters into discussing bigger issues.”

The Minister expressed his profound gratitude to the Envoy for his leadership, sense of solidarity and corporation and on behalf of the Government and people of Bulgaria.

The Minister also thanked the President for showing tremendous skill and diplomacy in his leadership and his involvement in dealing with the matter.

He assured the Envoy that the desire of the President Akufo-Addo in solving the matter is one that he in his capacity as the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, will follow through to the letter.

The Bulgarian Ambassador to Ghana, Yanko Yordanov thanked the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources and the President of the Republic for their personal intervention and commitment in resolving the impasse between the Bulgarian Embassy and the Private Developer.

“Bulgaria is thankful to each and every Ghanaian institution, Parliament and especially the Presidency and I’m very hopeful that with the support of these institutions, we will find a lasting solution to this,” he said.



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Gospel musician Joseph Matthew says he’s not a Christian

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In an interview on Hitz FM, the singer said “I am not a Christian, {but} I sing to glorify the name of God and Jesus Christ.”

The ‘Hallelujah’ singer pointed out that Jesus Christ referred to His followers “disciples” and not “Christians.”

In a bid to substantiate his assertions he said, “a Christian is an individual who belongs to a religious group called Christianity.”

Matthew’s point of view has generated debate among social media users. Some support his claims whereas others describe him as “confused.”

Responding to the section that thinks he is disoriented, the singer said “I think we {are} living in a generation where we are seeking the truth. We are tired of being told what to do. Now we can get the scriptures, we can learn it ourselves.

“If you do not understand what I am saying, you can go and google. Don’t take my word for it. If I am telling the lie, the scriptures are there,” he added.

In his most recent song, ‘Blessed,’ released on the April 23, 2022, the singer is heard singing, “God has already blessed me, I don’t need any Holy water on my head.”

The lyrics caused a controversy among many people. They were asking if the ‘Nyame Ye’ hitmaker was taking a swipe at Pastors who are fond of anointing Church members with ‘Holy Water.’



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I’ve not been sacked from UTV, never had twins – Nana Ama McBrown (WATCH)

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Day by day, new rumours surface about her absence and she has had enough. Accordingly, the actress is breaking her silence over her absence on TV.

You have not been seeing me, people are asking ‘has she been sacked from UTV?’ why what’s going on and all that. Your excellency Nana Ama McBrown is doing so well, I have been good,” she said in a video sighted by pulse.com.gh

She continued that “I am not used to responding to issues but people are just making a lot of stories about your lovely, bubbly and original entertainer. People are keeping you guys in suspense and I don’t like it“.

Affirming her good relationship with Despite Media, she said ” the news has been around, they said I have been sacked from UTV, no I have not been sacked. We are family, UTV is home, I have not been sacked. I don’t want to say I can not be sacked, who am I?

The actress in the video shared on her YouTube channel also discarded reports that she is pregnant or has given birth. “The latest news I heard about myself … I have read fake news about me pregnant again or me given to twins,” she said.

“That would have been so lovely but I bet you I have not given birth and my only biological child is baby Maxin,” she said. In the video below, she added that “I have a lot children, my stepchildren but I just want to say that I am not pregnant and I have not given birth“.



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