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Ghana builds up momentum for re-opening of KNUST

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The Ghanaian press on Wednesday, 14 November 2018, highlighted the re-opening of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) after the protests by the students and the expectations of the 2019 budget statement, which is scheduled to be presented by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori on Thursday.

The two state-owned newspapers, Ghanaian Times and Daily Graphic, gave prominence to the re-opening of the KNUST with the Graphic reporting that after three weeks of closure, following violence and destruction of property by the students, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology is set to reopen on Friday.

The newspaper continued that a statement signed by the Registrar of the University, A.K. Boateng, and circulated among the press in Kumasi on Tuesday, said lectures would begin on Monday.

The decision to reopen the University was arrived at following a special council meeting held in consultation with the Ashanti Regional Security Council on Tuesday.

The Ghanaian Times reported on the expectations from the 2019 budget and reported that the government has been asked to initiate measures that would block leakages in the country’s taxation system to raise necessary revenues for socio-economic development of the country.

The newspaper added that Ghanaians are of the view that government could raise funds locally to develop the country rather than running to the world market for loans.



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