General News of Sunday, 28 October 2018
This week’s edition of Newsfile was an engaging one as Host Samson Lardy Anyenini and his guests dissected pressing issues that made headlines.
The issue of riots at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) was highlighted, with focus on all the sides of the subject.
A supposed peaceful demonstration turned violent, culminating in the closure of the school and dissolution of the Governing Council. The students vandalized some school properties in a demonstration against authorities of the school following the arrest of 10 students.
The students, numbering over hundred were clad in red and mounted barricades on some roads on the campus. The executive council of the SRC said the demonstration was necessary to end the management’s neglect of students.
However, things got out of hands on Monday during the protest as various properties were destroyed. Management of the University subsequently closed down the school temporarily due to the extent of damage and insecurity on campus, leading to a 12-hour curfew on the campus from 6:00pm to 6:00am.
To remedy the situation on the ground news broke that the Governing Council of KNUST had been dissolved and an interim one created, a decision which didn’t go down well with members of KNUST-UTAG. An indefinite strike over the dissolution was shortly declared.
On another front, government’s stance on the Kelni GVG project and Imani’s position against the implementation of the common monitoring platform were also looked at on the show.
Watch a playback of the show here