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Management of the Cape Coast Technical University (CCTU) has donated one thousand (1,000) face masks to the Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly (CCMA) to support the Assembly’s fight against the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The unique face masks come in different colours, and sizes. It is also durable and washable too.

Speaking at the presentation ceremony which took place at CCMA, Rt. Rev. Ing. Prof. Joshua Danso Owusu-Sekyere, the Vice-Chancellor of Cape Coast Technical University (CCTU) indicated that since the outbreak of the disease, the Technical University has been exploring measures to help in preventing the spread of the disease in the metropolis and the country at large. According to the Vice-Chancellor, it is out of this that the Department of Fashion Design and Textiles Technology has produced these quality face masks.

Rt. Rev. Ing. Prof. Owusu-Sekyere added that within a week or two, the Mechanical Engineering Department will also outdoor a prompting device for hand washing. ”These prompting devices will be installed at the entrance of institutions and offices so that even before you enter the structure, the device will give you a signal to wash your hands under water”, he added.

Receiving the items on behalf of the Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly, the Metropolitan Chief Executive, Hon. Ernest Arthur expressed his appreciation to the Management of the Technical University for the kind gesture. He revealed that his outfit has distributed thousands of sanitizers and Veronica buckets but recognises that the Assembly cannot do it alone, therefore, the donation from the Technical University is commendable and timely. He indicated that the donation will go a long way to help government deal with the spread of the virus in the metropolis which has already recorded one positive case of COVID-19.

The Vice-Chancellor also used the occasion to present an official communication to the Cape Coast Metropolitan Chief Executive of the decision of the Management of the Technical University to use the University Radio Station, Eagle FM as a DEDICATED MEDIUM to provide publicity to the general public on the novel Coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic.

Also present at the ceremony were Madam Rachel Fosua Sarpong, Metropolitan Coordinating Director, Prof. S. K. Ansah, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Cape Coast Technical University and Dr. Francis Narh Akrono, Registrar, Cape Coast Technical University. Other officers from the University include Mr. Benjamin Edu-Mensah, Director of Public Affairs, Mr. Felix Opare-Baako, Public Relations Officer, and Madam Ekua Nkrumah, Head of Department, Fashion Design and Textiles Technology.



The Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly acting on behalf of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) has held a sensitisation programme on COVID-19 for the leadership of all five major markets in the Cape Coast Metropolitan Area as part of measures to control the spread of the coronavirus disease. This is in line with a directive by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to the MLGRD to collaborate with Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to ensure personal hygiene and good sanitation practices in markets across Ghana.

In his welcome address, the Metropolitan Chief Executive, Hon. Ernest Arthur, indicated that we are not in normal times and in line with the directive from the sector Minister, Hon. Hajia Alima Mahama, the Assembly has set up the Public Health Emergency Committee to coordinate the Assembly’s activities on the fight against COVID 19 pandemic. He mentioned that already, the various

subcommittees have started working with some members  providing education at markets to ensure proper sanitation practices. Other members are also providing education on radio to the general public. There is a task force in place to ensure that people adhere to all the measures put in place by government to control the spread of the virus,” he said.

Explaining the rational for the meeting, Hon. Kwamena Duncan, the Central Regional Minister indicated that the meeting was to engage the leadership of  markets and explain to them what they need to do to control the spread of the coronavirus. “We expect that from here, you will also engage your members in the market and educate them on COVID 19. Make sure you protect yourselves by adhering to the precautionary measures as outlined by thegovernment”, the Minister said.

Hon. Bright Wereko-Brobby, Member of Parliament for Hemang Lower Denkyira and Deputy Minister for Employment and Labour Relations, appealed to the general public to take good care of themselves and take all the precautionary measures put in place to ensure that they stay healthy in these trying times. He stated that any mistake on our side will be disastrous for Ghana and all efforts put in place by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo will be in vain.

Hon. Hawa Koomson and Hon. Naana Eyiah, Minister for Special Development Initiatives and Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources respectively advised the women to practice good hygiene and wash their hands with soap at all times. According to them, we cannot afford to shutdown markets and that they need to take care of themselves and their customers to avoid the spread of the disease which has no cure.

The sensitisation meeting was also attended by Mr. Simon Gador, Acting Metro. Coordinating Director, Mrs Hayfron, Metro Director of Health, Mr. Iddrisu Shani, Environmental Health and Sanitation Officer, Mrs. Margaret Nyarko Sampson, from the Metro Health Directorate and leaders from Kotokuraba, Abura, Anafo, Efutu and Yawoada Markets.

Meanwhile, the Metropolitan Chief Executive, Hon. Ernest Arthur has led the distribution of 10 Veronica buckets, 10 Jumbo tissue rolls, a carton of liquid soap consisting of 24 bottles, four dustbins, 50 nose masks, and two cartons of hand sanitisers each to all the markets in Cape Coast. The Mayor and his team used the opportunity to demonstrate how to prevent the spread of the virus to market women.


Press Release

Tuesday March 10, 2020


The Metropolitan Chief Executive of Cape Coast, Hon. Ernest Arthur this morning was joined by the First Lady, Madam Rebecca Akufo Addo, the Central Regional Minister, Hon. Kwamena Duncan, Chief Executive of Coastal Development Authority, Mr. Jerry Ahmed, the President of Oguaa Traditional Council, Osabarimba Kwesi Atta II and a host of dignitaries to cut sod for the commencement of the Anafo Market Redevelopment Project.

Speaking at the short ceremony, Hon. Ernest Arthur expressed his appreciation to Coastal Development Authority for responding to his request and approving the Anafo Market Project. According to him, the market when completed will ease congestion in the market and provide enough selling spaces for traders.

The old Anaafo market, the first market to be built in Cape Coast,  was not only congested but declared architecturally weak to support continuous trading activities. The place was also prone to floods and flooded anytime there was a heavy downpour.

The new two storey market which will have 260 lockable stores, office spaces, cafeteria and other ancillary facilities is set to be completed within 12 months. The project forms part of the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme(IPEP) funded by the Ministry of Special Initiative and Development under the 1million per constituency project promised by the New Patriotic Party and its leader Nana Akufo-Addo in the run-up to the 2016 general elections.

First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo led the sod cutting ceremony for construction to officially begin. She urged the contractor, Fine Job Construction Limited as well as the project implementers, Coastal Development Authority(CoDA) and the Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly to expedite work at the site so that traders will have a decent place to go about their economic activities as soon as possible.

Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo also pledged the commitment of government in doing more to improve the living conditions for all Ghanaians. She explained that programmes like Free Senior High School, health promotions, infrastructural provision among others implemented by government point to the intent of government in ensuring qualitative improvement in the lives of the people.


*Press Release*

Tuesday January 21, 2020


A delegation of investors from Hungary yesterday visited Cape Coast to explore investment opportunities in the area of water and sanitation.The delegation was led by the Deputy Head of Mission at the Hungarian Embassy, Mr David Bekesi.

According to the team, they chose Cape Coast because of the longstanding relationship the Embassy has with Cape Coast and Osaberima Kwesi Atta II, the Paramount Chief of Cape Coast.

The Metropolitan Chief Executive, Hon. Ernest Arthur expressed his appreciation to the Hungarian team for their interest in Cape Coast. He indicated that, liquid waste management in the city has been a problem and welcomed the proposed intervention. He assured the delegation of his full support towards the realisation of the project.

On his part, Osaberima Kwesi Atta II, used the occasion to appeal to the  team to facilitate the establishment of a Sister City relationship between Cape Coast and some cities in Hungary for their mutual benefit.

The meeting which was held at the Office of the Metropolitan Chief Executive was attended by Madam Rachel Fosua Sarpong, the Metro Coordinating Director, Officials from the Environmental Health and Sanitation Unit, and the Ghana Water Company.


The Metropolitan Chief Executive (M C E) popularly known as Mayor 1 has introduced a football tournaments to be taken place on the first day of January 2020. All are called or invited to witness this wonderful idea of the Mayor to motivate the youth in doing more.


The Cities of Cape Coast and New Orleans, United States have signed a Sister Cities Relations to strengthen relations between the two cities. The origins of this relationship and shared history can be traced back to the most traumatic interruption that ever occurred in the natural evolution of African societies – the Transatlantic Slave Trade. After the 1803 Louisiana Purchase, an influx of Free People and Free People of African descent to the New World occured.

The Honorable Ernest Arthur, Mayor of Cape Coast and the Honorable LaToya Cantrell, Mayor of the City of New Orleans this morning signed a Memoradum of Understanding to join their respective cities as “Sister Cities” to strengthen relations and provide mutual benefit to their communities. The ceremony was attended by the President of Oguaa Traditional Council, Osaberima Kwesi Atta II, Member of Parliament for Gushegu and Deputy Minister for Tourism, Hon. Dr. Ziblim Iddi, Member of Parliament for Cape Coast North Constituency and Deputy Minister for Works and Housing, Hon. Barbara Asher Ayisi, the Sariki-Zongo, Alhaji Mahmoud Mazawojey Dandey, the Executive Secretary of PANAFEST Foundation, Rabi Kohain Halevi, the Metro Co-ordinating Director, Madam Rachel Fosua Sarpong, Members of Management at the Cape Coast Meropolitan Assembly and friends from the diaspora.

With the goals of prosperity, cultural understanding and exchange, the two parties shall explore opportunities to cultivate closer relations with one another through cooperative activities in the areas of economic development, cultural exchanges, educational opportunities and technical exchanges, such as:

– academic cooperation between our respective universities and other educational institutions;

– cooperation and exchange between local development agencies, chambers of commerce and tourism departments

– opportunities for municipal exchanges including Economic Development in the areas of Tourism, Agriculture, Infrastructure, City Management, Waste and Water Management as well as Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Management and Climate Change.

– support for exchanges of art and cultural products between our respective museums and galleries and other cultural institutions;

Each party shall seek to identify other areas for collaboration and, in all activities, work for the benefit of both communities. The aforementioned activities will be facilitated by a joint New Orleans-Cape Coast Sister Cities Committee through which both cities shall participate towards the fulfillment of this Agreement. Both cities will endeavor to formulate the structure and membership of this Committee and ensure that it convenes at least once a year, or whenever necessary, for the purposes of collaboration, representation and evaluation of the respective city’s contributions toward this Agreement.

US Investors Visits Mayor’s Office

The founder of United States-based Top Construction Firm Douchette & Associates Contractors (DAC), Mr. Doucette Sterling and business partners Donnie Marcus Bradford and David Jason Bradford have expressed interest in investing in Cape Coast. The group has identified tourism and real estates as some of the major areas for their investment.

The Founder of DAC, Mr. Sterling Doucette made this known during the delegation’s tour of Cape Coast to explore investments opportunities in the Capital City of the Central Region.

The group was invited by the Metropolitan Chief Executive of Cape Coast, Hon. Ernest Arthur, to assess Cape Coast business climate and also identify viable sectors for investment. The visit was coordinated by US based Ghanaian Bishop Spanford Esilfie and Mr. Kojo Ampah, Chief Executive Officer of Adepa Africa Investments.

While in Cape Coast, the delegation paid a courtesy call on the Central Regional Minister, Hon. Kwamena Duncan, and the Paramount Chief of the Cape Coast Traditional Area, Osaberima Kwesi Atta II where they discussed a number of business proposals.

Hon. Kwamena Duncan and Hon. Ernest Arthur led the investors to tour some areas in Cape Coast including the Cape Coast Tourism Enclave and the Lagoon Area. Others on the tour were the Metropolitan Coordinating Director, Mr. Sampson Amoako Kwarteng, the Investments Coordinator and Public Relations Officer, Mr. Richmond Yeboah, Engineer Manche and Engineer Taylor.

Touching on what the team discovered in Cape Coast, Mr. Doucette said they were impressed with the business environment and opportunities in Cape Coast, indicating that he intends to invest in both tourism and the real estates sectors.

“The three-member delegation’s visit to Ghana is the outcome of my presentation on Cape Coast viable business environment when we visited the US last year,” Hon. Ernest Arthur said.

He said there were a lot of investment opportunities in the Cape Coast for expatriates to take advantage of, adding: “When I realised I could court US investors to Ghana, we embarked on an Investments and Promotional Tour to the US. I invited them to come and have first-hand knowledge about Cape Coast”.

Soccer Tournament Timetable

A knockout tournament or elimination tournament is divided into successive rounds; each competitor plays in at least one fixture per round. The top-ranked competitors in each fixture progress to the next round. As rounds progress, the number of competitors and fixtures decreases. The final round, usually known as the final or cup final, consists of just one fixture; the winner of which is the overall champion.

In a single-elimination tournament, only the top-ranked competitors in a fixture progress; in 2-competitor games, only the winner progresses. All other competitors are eliminated. This ensures a winner is decided with the minimum number of fixtures. However, most competitors will be eliminated after relatively few matches; a single bad or unlucky performance can nullify many preceding excellent ones.

A double-elimination tournament may be used in 2-competitor games to allow each competitor a single loss without being eliminated from the tournament. All losers from the main bracket enter a losers’ bracket, the winner of which plays off against the main bracket’s winner.

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Annual Marathon Registration

The marathon is a long-distance running event with an official distance of 42.195 kilometres (26 miles and 385 yards), usually run as a road race. The event was instituted in commemoration of the fabled run of the Greek soldier Pheidippides, a messenger from the Battle of Marathon to Athens.

The marathon was one of the original modern Olympic events in 1896, though the distance did not become standardized until 1921. More than 500 marathons are held throughout the world each year, with the vast majority of competitors being recreational athletes as larger marathons can have tens of thousands of participants.

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