The Minister for Railway Development, Joe Ghartey has stated that government does not have money to embark on infrastructure development and will therefore invite private sector to help.
This he said, must however be backed by a robust law to manage such investment by the private sector.
The minister was speaking at the 4th Jurists’ Confab organised by the Faculty of Law of the College of Humanities and Legal Studies of the University. The theme for Confab was Law, Governance and Development and was chaired by the Supervising High Court Justice, Western Region, his Lordship Justice Edward Amoako Asante.
The Faculty of Law of University of Cape Coast on Friday, 21st of October, 2016 held its yearly roll call ceremony to usher the first year student into the Faculty. The roll call is a unique ceremony meant to complement the University’s matriculation and where students are charged specifically on the ethics and the demands of the law. Students take an oath to comply with the rules and regulations governing the University and adhere to the dictates and demands as well as, obey rules and regulations as junior members of the Faculty. The underlying rationale of this year’s ceremony was to re-echo the fundamental tenets of the Faculty of Law: which is Intelligence Diligence and Service.
The Faculty of Law of University of Cape Coast on Friday 23rd September, 2016 graduated its first batch of Law students. All the students were awarded the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree. The faculty graduated all the 49 students who enrolled as the first batch with eight (8) making first class honours, Twenty-one (21) making second class upper category, 15 making second class lower division, four students made a third class and one student making a pass. The pioneer batch also made tremendous success with about 50% of the total student body making it to the Ghana Law School. The UCC Faculty of Law enrolled its pioneer students in August 2013 for a course period of three years.
The Faculty of Law, University of Cape Coast organizes an annual event know as the the JURISTS' CONFAB. It is a meeting of Judges, Legal Practitioners, Law Teachers and Law Students which is convened to reflect on the current state of the law in Ghana and outside. The confab affords students the opportunity to meet, interact and learn from those those they as to be while the judges, legal practitioners, and law teachers, who come from various faculties of law nationwide, also share their experiences and expertise with students of law. Speakers of previous Jurists Confabs included:
In the first semester of every academic year, the Faculty organises a ROLL CALL ceremony aimed at inducting first year students. It is a gathering Faculty, students and parents and family members of students and some invited guests. Justices of Superior Courts are invited to swear in the students and also deliver keynote addresses. They also use the occation to admonish students of code of ethics and behaviour of the legal profession and also as law students of the Faculty of Law of the University of Cape Coast.
The occasion is also used to honour hardworking students and to motivate the new students to take their academics seriously. Some invited guests to previous roll calls include:
President John Mahama has inaugurated the John Evans Atta Mills Presidential Library in Cape Coast with a call on Ghanaians to be guided by the ideals of the late President as this year’s elections draws near.
“As we go for elections later in the year, may the life of Prof. restrain both our political discourses and actions”, he appealed.
The Presidential Library, which is affiliated to the University of Cape Coast, was built to immortalise the memory of the late President of Ghana, Prof. John Evans Atta Mills. It will make available to both researchers and the general public records, books and other materials for their use.