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Rawlings is not NDC founder – Obed Asamoah

The founder of the Democratic Freedom Party, Dr Obed Asamoah says former President Rawlings should not be credited as the founder of the NDC since he was not directly involved in the formation of the party. He said “at the time that the NDC was formed he was still in the army and under the Constitution he could not have been the founder of the party

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President Mills grounds ministers

President John Evans Atta Mills has grounded all his Ministers and Deputy Ministers, with a stern directive to them to shun all foreign travels until the budget is presented, debated and passed by Parliament. He has also directed ministers and deputies on leave, outside or within the country, to return to post. The directive, which takes, immediate effect, is part of measures to ensure that the 2011 budget

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Mahama calls on POTAG,UTAG to resort to negotiations

Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday appealed to members of the Polytechnic Teachers Association of Ghana and University Teachers Association of Ghana to use the negotiating table to address their grievances. “I want to appeal to them to exercise restraint and make use of dialogue to be able to come out with an amicable solution to their challenges, instead of the current use of strikes.”

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Mills Buys 110 Cars For Selected Journalists

The Ministry of Information through the Micro Finance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC) is giving out Hyundai 110 cars to some selected journalists in the country. The Journalists are expected to pay less than 350 Ghana Cedis a month for four years. A source at MASLOC who disclosed this to The Publisher newspaper said, "our office is just being used us money collector, but the whole deal is from the Ministry of Information."

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CJ Drops Accra Land

The Chief Justice (CJ), Mrs. Justice Georgina Theodora Wood, has revoked her interest in a plot of land offered her at the Airport Residential Area and demands a refund of GH¢20,136.00, being the cost of the said property, from the Lands Commission

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Nana Konadu more qualified to lead NDC than Mills – Obed Asamoah

A former Attorney General and veteran politician, Dr. Obed Yao Asamoah says Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings is more qualified to be the flagbearer of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) than President Mills. The astute lawyer and immediate past chairman of the NDC believes the former first lady has contributed more to the development of the party and the nation than the sitting president

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Pratt urges Mills to Sack incompetent Ministers

Editor of the Insight Newspaper a leading member of the Committee for Joint Action (CJA), Mr. Kwesi Pratt, has said that President Mills should not think of winning the 2012 general elections with the mediocre performance from his ministers whom he describes as suffering from verbal diarrhea

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Somalia deserves ‘dangerous person’ like Rawlings – NPP MP

The NPP Member of Parliament for Fanteakwa, Mr. Kwabena Amankwah Asiamah, believes the AU appointment given to ex-president Jerry John Rawlings is suitable for a man of his caliber. He said Somali is a ‘dangerous place’ and deserves an equally ‘dangerous person’ like ex-president Rawlings who can bring about consummate peace in that country

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Ghana sheds cocaine label

Ghana is no longer tagged as a cocaine destination point by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, says Mr. Martin Amidu, Minister of the Interior. He attributed the feat to the hard work and commitment of the security agencies towards the fight against illicit drugs. Until early this year, the minister said the UN Office of Drugs and Crime had tagged Ghana as a “Cocaine Coast.”

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Mills to keep flying commercial for two more month

Despite the commissioning of the new Falcon 900 presidential jet, President Mills and his government officials will continue to travel with commercial planes for about two more months. This is because the aircraft is undergoing some more tests whiles pilots and engineers of the Ghana Air force acquaint themselves with the state-of-the-art equipment

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Rawlings New AU Somalia Envoy

Reports quoting African Union sources said the continental organization has chosen former Ghanaian president Jerry Rawlings as its new envoy for Somalia. The reports said Mr. Rawlings will help promote peace and reconciliation, as well as focus more international attention on the war-ravaged country

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